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Mario Kinsey dismissed from football team
December 18, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:47 p.m.) Mario Kinsey, who started seven games last season at quarterback for the Jayhawks, has been dismissed from the team for violating athletic department policies.
KU football players sentenced in theft case
December 18, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:51 a.m.) By Mike Belt Two Kansas University football players Tuesday pleaded “no contest” in Douglas County District Court to charges of misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property. Running back Reggie Duncan and quarterback Mario Kinsey were ordered by Judge Jack Murphy to serve one year of supervised probation.
Rumsfeld warns of more terrorist surprises
December 18, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned NATO on Tuesday that it must brace for more surprises from terrorists using everything from computer hackers to cruise missiles to wreak havoc on cities around the world.
Fighting near Tora Bora eases
December 18, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:09 p.m.) Tribal Afghan fighters withdrew artillery and heavy weapons Tuesday from the mountain stronghold of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network in eastern Afghanistan, signaling the worst of the fighting was over.
Horoscopes
December 18, 2001
For Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001. Those with birthdays today: Follow your dreams and feelings, and success will greet you! You have a way of moving others and thinking through decisions that draw many. If you are single, a special person that often makes you starry-eyed will enter your life. Give this relationship time. If you are attached, your relationship will go in a new direction. You revive the romance that exists between you. AQUARIUS loves to daydream with you.
6News Video Reports: A land donation adds to Lawrence’s park space
December 18, 2001
Alison Mann reports on a 40-acre donation in northwestern Lawrence.
Commissioners re-evaluating SLT possibilities, improvements
December 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A new or improved road through the Baker Wetlands seems inevitable, the consultant charged with studying possible improvements to 31st Street told county commissioners Monday.
Rumsfeld warns of more terrorist surprises
December 18, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned NATO on Tuesday that it must brace for more surprises from terrorists using everything from computer hackers to cruise missiles to wreak havoc on cities around the world.
NHL Roundup: Chicago blanks Detroit
December 18, 2001
Jocelyn Thibault briefly found himself in an unenviable position, caught in a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings. Luckily for the Chicago goalie, the Blackhawks defense came to the rescue.
Alcohol ads cross the line
December 18, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Some estimates peg the number of alcoholics in the United States between 15 million and 30 million (7 to 15 percent of the population). NBC apparently views them and other problem drinkers and potential new drinkers as a lucrative advertising demographic.
Redistricting proposal groups North Lawrence with eastern cities
December 18, 2001
By Scott Rothschild North Lawrence would be connected to Eudora, Desoto and the Johnson County suburbs in a new legislative district under a proposed state House redistricting plan. The proposal, pushed by Republicans, will be considered Thursday during a meeting of a redistricting committee in the Capitol.
Crime Briefs
December 18, 2001
Judge releases brother of shooting suspect Burger King robbed by masked suspect No charges filed in Airport Motel arrest Seven arrests made in roving KHP sting
Haiti puts down coup attempt
December 18, 2001
Commandos seized Haiti’s National Palace in a coup attempt Monday, killing four people before police retook the building. Government supporters armed with machetes and sticks struck back by burning the homes and offices of opposition leaders.
Fighting near Tora Bora eases
December 18, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:09 p.m.) Tribal Afghan fighters withdrew artillery and heavy weapons Tuesday from the mountain stronghold of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network in eastern Afghanistan, signaling the worst of the fighting was over.
s nickname, seeks compensation
December 18, 2001
Jamil Blackmon says he came up with “The Answer.” Now, Blackmon, who claims to be an old friend of Allen Iverson, is demanding 25 percent of the proceeds that the NBA’s reigning MVP has realized from the catchy moniker, “The Answer.”
s face
December 18, 2001
President Bush had four lesions removed from his face last week, including two caused by a common skin ailment that can lead to cancer if left untreated. None of the four were cancerous, the White House said Monday.
Space crew returns to changed world
December 18, 2001
An American and two Russians who were aboard the international space station on Sept. 11 came home Monday to a world changed by terrorism and war. Space shuttle Endeavour swooped through thick afternoon clouds, bringing astronaut Frank Culbertson and his crewmates safely back to Earth from their four months in orbit.
Anthrax clues point to domestic source
December 18, 2001
The anthrax that killed five people appears to have been produced in the United States, the White House said Monday, but investigators still don’t know who mailed it. On Capitol Hill, a second attempt to sanitize a contaminated Senate office building failed.
6News Video Reports: Firefighters honor fifth-grader for fundraising
December 18, 2001
A Broken Arrow student earned $300 dollars for the 911 fund.
Sixers quiet Celtics - Philadelphia 99, Boston 83
December 18, 2001
Allen Iverson watched Aaron McKie hit his fourth straight jumper, looked toward Boston’s bench and stuck out his tongue, mocking the Celtics. He didn’t hear a word the rest of the game.
s Pogi hurt in wreck
December 18, 2001
Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi was listed in fair condition in a Lawton hospital Monday following a highway collision in which he suffered multiple cuts, scrapes, bruises and a concussion.
Plan B needed in the Middle East
December 18, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer In 30 years of covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I have never seen people on both sides so despairing.
Principals speak on education
December 18, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate What will the education bill mean to the superintendents and principals of the nation’s schools? Judging from a report from Public Agenda in New York, they will welcome the flexibility to allocate half the funds they receive from Washington in ways that seem wise to them.
Even with slow economy, cards, packages flood in
December 18, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess After a weekend of writing letters, addressing cards and packing gifts, Lawrence residents descended on the post office and shipping companies Monday. And although a slowing economy has reduced the total volume of mail by as much as 5 percent, the last Monday before Christmas Eve still was shaping up as one of the biggest mailing days of the year for the Lawrence Post Office.
Cable crawl keeps viewers informed, distracted
December 18, 2001
Time was, you wanted to read the breaking news, all you had to do was go someplace like Times Square and look up. There, on a building front, headlines were rippling across a band of lights.
Wisconsin company joins downtown scene
December 18, 2001
By Mark Fagan A Wisconsin-based company is moving into the bar business in downtown Lawrence, taking over two establishments that closed after being cited for allowing underage drinking. Fortney Enterprises, of La Crosse, Wis., is buying Jerseys Sports Bar & Grill, 1105 Mass. The building is being remodeled to open early next year under a new name: It’s Brothers, est. 1967 Bar & Grill.
be saved from obscurity?
December 18, 2001
If critical raves guaranteed ratings, “24” (8 p.m., Fox) would be the most popular show of the new season. But viewers follow their instincts, not reviews.
Historic prison to close its gates
December 18, 2001
One of the toughest places a man could do time has become a victim of it. Joliet Correctional Center, one of the oldest prisons in the nation, was deemed obsolete and a ripe target for the governor’s efforts to cut the state budget.
6News Video Reports: Firefighters honor fifth-grader for fundraising
December 18, 2001
A Broken Arrow student earned $300 dollars for the 911 fund.
Indians sign pair to contracts
Lawton inks four-year pact; Gutierrez agrees to three-year deal
December 18, 2001
Outfielder Matt Lawton, acquired by Cleveland in the eight-player deal that sent All-Star Roberto Alomar to the Mets, signed a four-year, $27 million contract Monday with the Indians.
League switching to ABCESPN
December 18, 2001
The NBA and its new network partners, a group that doesn’t include longtime partner NBC, will announce a TV deal for next season and beyond as early as Wednesday, according to network sources.
NFL to do thorough review of Browns’ game
December 18, 2001
From instant replay to beer sales, the NFL will review all aspects of the bottle-throwing melee by Cleveland fans after a replay decision led to the Browns’ loss to Jacksonville. It will not, however, take action against the Browns’ owner and president for statements that failed to criticize the fans’ actions.
OSU’s Pogi hurt in wreck
December 18, 2001
Oklahoma State quarterback Aso Pogi was listed in fair condition in a Lawton hospital Monday following a highway collision in which he suffered multiple cuts, scrapes, bruises and a concussion.
Space crew returns to changed world
December 18, 2001
An American and two Russians who were aboard the international space station on Sept. 11 came home Monday to a world changed by terrorism and war. Space shuttle Endeavour swooped through thick afternoon clouds, bringing astronaut Frank Culbertson and his crewmates safely back to Earth from their four months in orbit.
Anthrax clues point to domestic source
December 18, 2001
The anthrax that killed five people appears to have been produced in the United States, the White House said Monday, but investigators still don’t know who mailed it. On Capitol Hill, a second attempt to sanitize a contaminated Senate office building failed.
Process of planning WTC memorial begins
December 18, 2001
With the last standing piece of the twin towers taken down for possible use in a memorial, city officials and families are beginning the difficult process of deciding what sort of monument to the dead should be built at the World Trade Center site.
Congress, conventions, Super Bowl all love NYC
December 18, 2001
In a show of support for this stricken city, Congress could be convening in New York next year for the first time in two centuries.
Flag-raising ceremony marks reopening of U.S. Embassy
December 18, 2001
The American flag that was taken down when the U.S. Embassy was abandoned nearly 13 years ago rose again Monday, inaugurating what envoy James F. Dobbins promised would be a long commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan.
Drug may speed recovery from common cold
December 18, 2001
Scientists have developed the first medicine proven to reduce the length and severity of the common cold. Whether this is the long-sought cure is debatable, since it doesn’t make the sniffles disappear immediately.
U.S. forces uphold pursuit
December 18, 2001
Tribal troops backed by U.S. bombers and helicopter gunships on Monday fought running battles with fleeing al-Qaida fighters deep in the rugged White Mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
After-school programs to lose funding
District must turn to other financing options
December 18, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school district after-school programs serving 800 children aren’t in immediate financial jeopardy, but that situation could change. District staff told the school board Monday that after-school programs are operating out of a dozen district schools.
Shippers brave holiday rush
Even with slow economy, cards, packages flood in
December 18, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess After a weekend of writing letters, addressing cards and packing gifts, Lawrence residents descended on the post office and shipping companies Monday. And although a slowing economy has reduced the total volume of mail by as much as 5 percent, the last Monday before Christmas Eve still was shaping up as one of the biggest mailing days of the year for the Lawrence Post Office.
Defense minister says Russia won’t fight ABM withdrawal
December 18, 2001
Russia’s defense minister said Monday that the military will not take any major steps in response to President Bush’s announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Regents seek expansion of authority
Conflict with Washburn University is one reason board seeks to increase control
December 18, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents wants more authority over the state’s college and universities beyond what lawmakers approved in a major overhaul of higher education two years ago. The 1999 law gave the board oversight of the state’s 19 community colleges, 16 vocational-technical schools and Washburn University.
Vivendi boosts entertainment business
French media giant announces $10.3 billion deal for USA Networks’ assets to improve U.S. distribution
December 18, 2001
Vivendi Universal is buying the entertainment assets of USA Networks Inc. in a $10.3 billion deal to improve distribution of the French media giant’s music and movies in the United States.
U.S. sees hope in Arafat speech
December 18, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that Palestinian terrorist attacks had “blown up” an American peace initiative last week, but administration officials expressed wary optimism after Yasser Arafat’s call for an end to suicide bombings.
Lesions removed from Bush’s face
December 18, 2001
President Bush had four lesions removed from his face last week, including two caused by a common skin ailment that can lead to cancer if left untreated. None of the four were cancerous, the White House said Monday.
s park space
December 18, 2001
Alison Mann reports on a 40-acre donation in northwestern Lawrence.
game
December 18, 2001
From instant replay to beer sales, the NFL will review all aspects of the bottle-throwing melee by Cleveland fans after a replay decision led to the Browns’ loss to Jacksonville. It will not, however, take action against the Browns’ owner and president for statements that failed to criticize the fans’ actions.
Town stunned by economic blow
December 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney These days, Patricia Wilson isn’t thinking about Christmas. “I’m afraid that’s all been put on hold,” she said Monday, standing in front of the charred remains of her shop, Pat’s Shampoo Hut and Tanning Salon in Basehor, a small town, population 2,900, in Leavenworth County.
Cost to provide care to inmates will rise by at least $48,000
December 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Already struggling with a tight budget, Douglas County commissioners aren’t wanting to spend more on much of anything especially not on medical care at the jailhouse. So when County Administrator Craig Weinaug told commissioners Monday they must be prepared to spend at least $40,000 more for inmate medical care, reaction was stern.
6Sports Video Reports: Coach Mangino adds to his coaching staff
December 18, 2001
The Jayhawks’ new head coach is filling his roster with assistants who have been to bowl games.
6Sports Video Reports: Drew Gooden had an incredible game on Saturday
December 18, 2001
The Jayhawks manhandled South Carolina State while Gooden posts a double-20.
s gone
December 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey’s tumultuous career at Kansas University could be coming to a close. Sources told the Journal-World on Monday that Kinsey was struggling academically and wouldn’t be returning next season.
Woolard, McClinton headed to Kansas Hall of Fame
December 18, 2001
Legendary former Lawrence High football coach Al Woolard and former Kansas University running back Curtis McClinton are among the eight new members of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
St. Louis wins track meet in New Orleans, 34-21
December 18, 2001
The St. Louis Rams are riding Kurt Warner’s arm toward the Super Bowl. In a game halted briefly by fans throwing debris, the Rams clinched a playoff spot by beating New Orleans 34-21 Monday night, the first step on what they hope is a trip back here for the NFL’s title game Feb. 3.
Giants owner upset by response
December 18, 2001
New York Giants owner Wellington Mara criticized Browns management for failing to take a strong stand against Cleveland fans who pelted the field with debris. “I was a little disappointed by the reaction,” Mara said Monday, referring to the chaos at the end of Jacksonville’s 15-10 win over the Browns in Cleveland.
Guy Virgil Barnes
December 18, 2001
Fairway Services for Guy Virgil Barnes, 83, Overland Park, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Fairway. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park. Mr. Barnes died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at his home.
Give Arafat an ultimatum
December 18, 2001
By Dennis Ross Special to The Washington Post The Bush administration and its Mideast envoy, retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, have made it clear that no progress is possible in the current crisis until Yasser Arafat cracks down decisively on the two groups with chief responsibility for terror attacks: Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Lawton inks four-year pact
December 18, 2001
Outfielder Matt Lawton, acquired by Cleveland in the eight-player deal that sent All-Star Roberto Alomar to the Mets, signed a four-year, $27 million contract Monday with the Indians.
Report: 100 media workers were killed on job in 2001
December 18, 2001
At least 100 news media staff were killed around the world in 2001, the highest toll in six years, the International Federation of Journalists said Monday. The largest number of deaths four journalists and eight other media workers was in the United States, mainly as a result of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
s Boschee tickled to be headed home
December 18, 2001
By Gary Bedore Let the hype begin Kansas University senior guard Jeff Boschee, who returns to his home state of North Dakota on Friday for Saturday afternoon’s nonconference basketball game against the University of North Dakota, conducted a whopping six interviews with media outlets in both North Dakota and Minnesota on Monday.
s still unanimous No. 1
December 18, 2001
Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll Monday for the third straight week, the longest such stretch since the Blue Devils did it 10 seasons ago. Florida moved up one place to No. 4, the highest ranking in school history.
t fight ABM withdrawal
December 18, 2001
Russia’s defense minister said Monday that the military will not take any major steps in response to President Bush’s announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Jet-setting Jayhawks bound for 37th state
December 18, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Thirty-seven down and 13 to go. On Saturday afternoon, North Dakota will become the 37th state visited by a Kansas University men’s basketball team.
Horoscopes
December 18, 2001
U.S. sees hope in Arafat speech
December 18, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that Palestinian terrorist attacks had “blown up” an American peace initiative last week, but administration officials expressed wary optimism after Yasser Arafat’s call for an end to suicide bombings.
State has second-highest rate of drunken-driving fatalities
December 18, 2001
Loose laws and a cowboy culture that condones drinking behind the wheel are being blamed for a disturbing fact in Big Sky country: People on Montana’s roads are more likely to die in alcohol-related crashes than motorists in almost any other state.
Nation Briefs
December 18, 2001
San Diego: Theft charge possible in fake grenade incident Washington, D.C.: Congress advances black-heritage museum Detroit: Tunnel shut down for suspicious package Florida: Ex-officer arrested for 67 dead cats
NHL Roundup: Chicago blanks Detroit
December 18, 2001
Jocelyn Thibault briefly found himself in an unenviable position, caught in a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings. Luckily for the Chicago goalie, the Blackhawks defense came to the rescue.
Is Kennison quick fix for Chiefs’ receiver woes?
December 18, 2001
Maybe the Kansas City Chiefs won’t have to spend a first-round draft pick on a wide receiver with breakaway speed after all. Maybe they’ve found him by picking up Eddie Kennison, the nomadic and sometimes moody veteran who made several key plays in Sunday’s 26-23 overtime victory against Denver.
Afghan leader urges U.S. to put women in embassy
December 18, 2001
The head of Afghanistan’s newly created Ministry of Women’s Affairs challenged Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday to pick women for high-profile jobs at the U.S. Embassy in the war-ravaged country.
Can ‘24’ be saved from obscurity?
December 18, 2001
If critical raves guaranteed ratings, “24” (8 p.m., Fox) would be the most popular show of the new season. But viewers follow their instincts, not reviews.
Defense tries to get pharmacy case thrown out
December 18, 2001
A pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs made a jail-house call to his wife to ask her to throw away “outdated medicine” in the trunk of his car, according to a recording played Monday.
Plan B needed in the Middle East
December 18, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer In 30 years of covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I have never seen people on both sides so despairing.
Process of planning WTC memorial begins
December 18, 2001
With the last standing piece of the twin towers taken down for possible use in a memorial, city officials and families are beginning the difficult process of deciding what sort of monument to the dead should be built at the World Trade Center site.
s Gooden
December 18, 2001
Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gooden, a 6-foot-10 forward from Richmond, Calif., scored 15 points with six boards against Princeton, then scored 25 points with a career-best 21 rebounds against South Carolina State. He hit 84.2 percent of his shots during the week.
s appeal
December 18, 2001
Israeli police briefly detained the Palestine Liberation Organization’s most senior official in East Jerusalem, a prominent moderate, as violence flared in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday and militants rejected Yasser Arafat’s call for his people to halt attacks on Israelis.
Afghan leader urges U.S. to put women in embassy
December 18, 2001
The head of Afghanistan’s newly created Ministry of Women’s Affairs challenged Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday to pick women for high-profile jobs at the U.S. Embassy in the war-ravaged country.
Conflict with Washburn University is one reason board seeks to increase control
December 18, 2001
The Kansas Board of Regents wants more authority over the state’s college and universities beyond what lawmakers approved in a major overhaul of higher education two years ago. The 1999 law gave the board oversight of the state’s 19 community colleges, 16 vocational-technical schools and Washburn University.
Welfare highway?
December 18, 2001
To the editor: Our federal, state, and local governments all face significant budget problems. In this economic climate, why do we continue trying to launch projects that force the entire community to pay for the poor choices of a few? I thought that the welfare state was on the way out. I refer, of course, to the South Lawrence Trafficway. It is a welfare highway meant to drain our limited tax dollars for the benefit of a few commuters who, of their own free will, decided to live in West Lawrence and work in Johnson County.
Briefly
December 18, 2001
New york City: Liberty Island to reopen; statue will remain closed Salt Lake City: Sept. 11 victims, volunteers to help carry Olympic torch London: Bin Laden suspects lose bid to block extradition to U.S. Netherlands: Police find bin Laden tapes
Harman services
December 18, 2001
Professor converts waste from chickens into fuel
December 18, 2001
Al Stiller admits his discovery is at the outer limits of what some already consider a fringe science. He can’t even fully explain why it works. But chicken manure, he insists, makes good fuel.
Bars get new owners
Wisconsin company joins downtown scene
December 18, 2001
By Mark Fagan A Wisconsin-based company is moving into the bar business in downtown Lawrence, taking over two establishments that closed after being cited for allowing underage drinking. Fortney Enterprises, of La Crosse, Wis., is buying Jerseys Sports Bar & Grill, 1105 Mass. The building is being remodeled to open early next year under a new name: It’s Brothers, est. 1967 Bar & Grill.
AP employee shot WWII, terrorist attacks and stars in his 66 years on the job
December 18, 2001
When people talk about a new smash hit on Broadway or a record winning streak at Yankee Stadium, Marty Lederhandler just smiles. Nobody’s had a longer run in New York than he has.
U.S. forces uphold pursuit
December 18, 2001
Tribal troops backed by U.S. bombers and helicopter gunships on Monday fought running battles with fleeing al-Qaida fighters deep in the rugged White Mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
Sound off
December 18, 2001
Why were the lights on at Memorial Stadium last Saturday night? Ever since lights were installed at Memorial Stadium, Kansas University football coaches have preferred to show the football facility to prospective players at night. New coach Mark Mangino is no exception. As part of the recruitment, recruits are fed in the scholarship suites. The lights will be on during Saturdays in January, too, because the signing date isn’t until early February.
Haiti puts down coup attempt
December 18, 2001
Commandos seized Haiti’s National Palace in a coup attempt Monday, killing four people before police retook the building. Government supporters armed with machetes and sticks struck back by burning the homes and offices of opposition leaders.
Births
December 18, 2001
Amy and Frank Gregg, Ottawa, a boy, Monday. Kim and Paul Christensen, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Congress, conventions, Super Bowl all love NYC
December 18, 2001
In a show of support for this stricken city, Congress could be convening in New York next year for the first time in two centuries.
Local Briefs
December 18, 2001
Stolen pug puppy recovered in field near 31st and Iowa One of two pug puppies taken overnight Thursday from a Lawrence pet store was recovered Saturday morning. The 9-week-old female puppy was found by a pedestrian in a field near 31st and Iowa streets, said Heather Galbraith, manager at Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St. The man initially took the pug to a friend’s house, but he later read a story about the missing dogs in the Journal-World and took the puppy to Pet World. A veterinarian’s checkup revealed the puppy worth $600 was dehydrated and hungry but otherwise OK, Galbraith said. The dog and another 9-week-old pug were taken overnight Thursday by somebody who broke the glass from the business’ front door. Nothing else appeared taken. Galbraith said she still didn’t know where the other dog was. She said she was concerned because pugs require special care. Above, Pet World employee Kenny Sowers holds the recovered puppy. ______________________________ Homeless concerns: Open shelter available A temporary homeless shelter will open its doors Friday through Jan. 1 in the gym at Lawrence Catholic School St. John Campus, 1208 Ky. The school gym also served as a homeless shelter last summer. The shelter, which will be open from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., offers an alternative to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., which does not allow guests who are inebriated or under the influence of illegal substances. Ten people gathered Monday night at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1229 Vt., to hammer out the details of the new shelter. Gary Miller, chairman of Coalition for Homeless Concerns and PATH coordinator at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, said he expected the shelter would serve at least a dozen people. If you would like to donate food or volunteer to help run the shelter, contact Miller at 843-9192. ______________________________ Crime: Lawrence resident arrested for car-battering rampage A Lawrence woman early Monday went on a rampage using her car as a battering ram on another vehicle and a garage door before she was caught by police. “She basically told officers she was mad at the world,” Sgt. Mark Warren said. Police were called shortly before 4 a.m. about a 2001 red Ford Focus repeatedly backing into a Mazda parked in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway. The Focus was gone when officers arrived. While taking a report on the first incident, police received a call about a red Focus crashing into the door of a garage and causing damage at a residence in the 5100 block of Eagle Ridge Court. The car then drove off. Police stopped a Focus matching the suspect car’s description a short while later in the 5000 block of West 18th Street. The driver was arrested. Police Monday were still completing reports and no other information was available. ______________________________ Kansas responds: Fifth-grader honored for Sept. 11 fund drive Skylar Gotte has faced many challenges in her 10 years, but this Lawrence girl’s sense of charity has not been diminished. Gotte, a fifth-grader at Broken Arrow School, was honored Monday by Lawrence firefighters for raising $300 for a Sept. 11 firefighters’ fund. She borrowed a rubber boot and walked door-to-door. She didn’t quit until far surpassing her original goal of $200. “A voice inside me said I had to help them,” she said. Her mother, Leslie Gotte, said the fund drive wasn’t trouble-free. Two men she solicited for coins thought she was a scam artist and tried to take the boot from her, Leslie Gotte said. Leslie Gotte, who is visually impaired, said the family, including Skylar’s autistic sister, will soon be evicted from their home. “Our family has gone through a rough time this year,” she said. “Skylar still didn’t think once of our stuff. She put everything out of her mind and focused on those people who were killed and hurt.”
World Briefs
December 18, 2001
Colombia: Rebel group announces truce for Christmas Gabon: Ebola toll at 12 Vatican City: Transylvanian tree gets Christmas honor London: Toy train sells for record
World Briefs
December 18, 2001
Colombia: Rebel group announces truce for Christmas Gabon: Ebola toll at 12 Vatican City: Transylvanian tree gets Christmas honor London: Toy train sells for record
Nation Briefs
December 18, 2001
San Diego: Theft charge possible in fake grenade incident Washington, D.C.: Congress advances black-heritage museum Detroit: Tunnel shut down for suspicious package Florida: Ex-officer arrested for 67 dead cats
Lois Elizabeth Reuter
December 18, 2001
Atchison Memorial services for Lois Elizabeth Reuter, 85, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Lawrence, will be at a later date in Atchison. Mrs. Reuter died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Laurel Manor Care Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hal Falkenstien
December 18, 2001
Friend has ‘Answer’ for Iverson
Man claims he coined Sixer’s nickname, seeks compensation
December 18, 2001
Jamil Blackmon says he came up with “The Answer.” Now, Blackmon, who claims to be an old friend of Allen Iverson, is demanding 25 percent of the proceeds that the NBA’s reigning MVP has realized from the catchy moniker, “The Answer.”
Rams run past Saints
St. Louis wins track meet in New Orleans, 34-21
December 18, 2001
The St. Louis Rams are riding Kurt Warner’s arm toward the Super Bowl. In a game halted briefly by fans throwing debris, the Rams clinched a playoff spot by beating New Orleans 34-21 Monday night, the first step on what they hope is a trip back here for the NFL’s title game Feb. 3.
Cable crawl keeps viewers informed, distracted
December 18, 2001
Time was, you wanted to read the breaking news, all you had to do was go someplace like Times Square and look up. There, on a building front, headlines were rippling across a band of lights.
Legendary photographer calls it quits
AP employee shot WWII, terrorist attacks and stars in his 66 years on the job
December 18, 2001
When people talk about a new smash hit on Broadway or a record winning streak at Yankee Stadium, Marty Lederhandler just smiles. Nobody’s had a longer run in New York than he has.
Give Arafat an ultimatum
December 18, 2001
By Dennis Ross Special to The Washington Post The Bush administration and its Mideast envoy, retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, have made it clear that no progress is possible in the current crisis until Yasser Arafat cracks down decisively on the two groups with chief responsibility for terror attacks: Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Take a gamble?
December 18, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Additional legalized gambling will be a tempting option for Kansas lawmakers facing a dismal financial situation. America’s current economic downturn is bad news for much of the nation, but not for the country’s gambling industry.
Tobacco, alcohol lobbyists preparing for another round of debates with lawmakers
December 18, 2001
By Scott Rothschild It’s been 16 years since Kansas lawmakers last raised cigarette taxes. It was 1983 when the state tax on alcoholic beverages was last hiked. Lobbyists for cigarettes and alcohol once again thwarted efforts to raise taxes on their products in the last legislative session.
Drug may speed recovery from common cold
December 18, 2001
Scientists have developed the first medicine proven to reduce the length and severity of the common cold. Whether this is the long-sought cure is debatable, since it doesn’t make the sniffles disappear immediately.
receiver woes?
December 18, 2001
Maybe the Kansas City Chiefs won’t have to spend a first-round draft pick on a wide receiver with breakaway speed after all. Maybe they’ve found him by picking up Eddie Kennison, the nomadic and sometimes moody veteran who made several key plays in Sunday’s 26-23 overtime victory against Denver.
Sixers quiet Celtics - Philadelphia 99, Boston 83
December 18, 2001
Allen Iverson watched Aaron McKie hit his fourth straight jumper, looked toward Boston’s bench and stuck out his tongue, mocking the Celtics. He didn’t hear a word the rest of the game.
Sunflower Broadband dropping FSM
Rate hike forces decision to pull plug on Fox Sports Midwest
December 18, 2001
Effective Jan. 18, 2002, Sunflower Broadband will no longer provide Fox Sports Midwest to its subscribers. “Basically, they’re trying to increase their rates in several markets and this is one,” said Patrick Knorr, general manager of Lawrence’s cable outlet.
Mario Kinsey dismissed from football team
December 18, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:47 p.m.) Mario Kinsey, who started seven games last season at quarterback for the Jayhawks, has been dismissed from the team for violating athletic department policies.
Defense tries to get pharmacy case thrown out
December 18, 2001
A pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs made a jail-house call to his wife to ask her to throw away “outdated medicine” in the trunk of his car, according to a recording played Monday.
Town stunned by economic blow; investigators pointing to arson
December 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney These days, Patricia Wilson isn’t thinking about Christmas. “I’m afraid that’s all been put on hold,” she said Monday, standing in front of the charred remains of her shop, Pat’s Shampoo Hut and Tanning Salon in Basehor, a small town, population 2,900, in Leavenworth County.
Local Briefs
December 18, 2001
Stolen pug puppy recovered in field near 31st and Iowa One of two pug puppies taken overnight Thursday from a Lawrence pet store was recovered Saturday morning. The 9-week-old female puppy was found by a pedestrian in a field near 31st and Iowa streets, said Heather Galbraith, manager at Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St. The man initially took the pug to a friend’s house, but he later read a story about the missing dogs in the Journal-World and took the puppy to Pet World. A veterinarian’s checkup revealed the puppy worth $600 was dehydrated and hungry but otherwise OK, Galbraith said. The dog and another 9-week-old pug were taken overnight Thursday by somebody who broke the glass from the business’ front door. Nothing else appeared taken. Galbraith said she still didn’t know where the other dog was. She said she was concerned because pugs require special care. Above, Pet World employee Kenny Sowers holds the recovered puppy. ______________________________ Homeless concerns: Open shelter available A temporary homeless shelter will open its doors Friday through Jan. 1 in the gym at Lawrence Catholic School St. John Campus, 1208 Ky. The school gym also served as a homeless shelter last summer. The shelter, which will be open from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., offers an alternative to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., which does not allow guests who are inebriated or under the influence of illegal substances. Ten people gathered Monday night at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1229 Vt., to hammer out the details of the new shelter. Gary Miller, chairman of Coalition for Homeless Concerns and PATH coordinator at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, said he expected the shelter would serve at least a dozen people. If you would like to donate food or volunteer to help run the shelter, contact Miller at 843-9192. ______________________________ Crime: Lawrence resident arrested for car-battering rampage A Lawrence woman early Monday went on a rampage using her car as a battering ram on another vehicle and a garage door before she was caught by police. “She basically told officers she was mad at the world,” Sgt. Mark Warren said. Police were called shortly before 4 a.m. about a 2001 red Ford Focus repeatedly backing into a Mazda parked in the 3700 block of Clinton Parkway. The Focus was gone when officers arrived. While taking a report on the first incident, police received a call about a red Focus crashing into the door of a garage and causing damage at a residence in the 5100 block of Eagle Ridge Court. The car then drove off. Police stopped a Focus matching the suspect car’s description a short while later in the 5000 block of West 18th Street. The driver was arrested. Police Monday were still completing reports and no other information was available. ______________________________ Kansas responds: Fifth-grader honored for Sept. 11 fund drive Skylar Gotte has faced many challenges in her 10 years, but this Lawrence girl’s sense of charity has not been diminished. Gotte, a fifth-grader at Broken Arrow School, was honored Monday by Lawrence firefighters for raising $300 for a Sept. 11 firefighters’ fund. She borrowed a rubber boot and walked door-to-door. She didn’t quit until far surpassing her original goal of $200. “A voice inside me said I had to help them,” she said. Her mother, Leslie Gotte, said the fund drive wasn’t trouble-free. Two men she solicited for coins thought she was a scam artist and tried to take the boot from her, Leslie Gotte said. Leslie Gotte, who is visually impaired, said the family, including Skylar’s autistic sister, will soon be evicted from their home. “Our family has gone through a rough time this year,” she said. “Skylar still didn’t think once of our stuff. She put everything out of her mind and focused on those people who were killed and hurt.”
Jet-setting Jayhawks bound for 37th state
December 18, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Thirty-seven down and 13 to go. On Saturday afternoon, North Dakota will become the 37th state visited by a Kansas University men’s basketball team.
Registration soars for Hughes event
December 18, 2001
By Terry Rombeck So many people want to come to next year’s symposium on poet Langston Hughes that organizers may have to cut off registrations. About 300 people have registered so far. And with almost two months remaining before the Feb. 7-10 event, the symposium may reach 500 participants the limit they’ve set because of concerns about the availability of hotel rooms.
People
December 18, 2001
Green, Barrymore to divorce Garth Brooks also going solo Di’s brother gets hitched From ‘Blue’ to bells
People
December 18, 2001
Green, Barrymore to divorce Garth Brooks also going solo Di’s brother gets hitched From ‘Blue’ to bells
On the record
December 18, 2001
On the record
December 18, 2001
Law enforcement report A welder generator was taken from a barn in the 300 section of North 2050 Road. A 44-year-old man reported the disappearance Sunday to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The generator was thought to have been taken sometime after Nov. 1.
Iris Isabelle Aller
December 18, 2001
Services for Iris Isabelle Aller, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Burial will be Friday in West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Aller died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Alterra Sterling House, Lawrence.
Historical boost
December 18, 2001
J-W Editorials Seeking a federal historical designation may help Lawrence and Douglas County share their rich history. Having Douglas County designated as a National Heritage Area may be the boost the area needs to tap its potential to attract visitors interested in history.
Harman services
December 18, 2001
Graveside services for Lucille Margaret Harman, 80, McLouth, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Harman died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She had lived most of her life in the Lawrence and McLouth area.
Guy Virgil Barnes
December 18, 2001
County Briefs
December 18, 2001
Commission interested in terrorism task force Sand dredging permit to receive further study
County Briefs
December 18, 2001
Commission interested in terrorism task force Sand dredging permit to receive further study
Area Briefs
December 18, 2001
Women’s basketball players to visit hospital patients Operations resume at Perry post office Elementary students learn lesson in bank loans Simon Youth Foundation to provide scholarships
Area Briefs
December 18, 2001
Women’s basketball players to visit hospital patients Operations resume at Perry post office Elementary students learn lesson in bank loans Simon Youth Foundation to provide scholarships
Daily Ticker
December 18, 2001
Daily Ticker
December 18, 2001
Dow Industrials +80.82, 9,891.97
Lois Elizabeth Reuter
December 18, 2001
Commissioners re-evaluating SLT possibilities, improvements
December 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A new or improved road through the Baker Wetlands seems inevitable, the consultant charged with studying possible improvements to 31st Street told county commissioners Monday.
Giants owner upset by response
December 18, 2001
New York Giants owner Wellington Mara criticized Browns management for failing to take a strong stand against Cleveland fans who pelted the field with debris. “I was a little disappointed by the reaction,” Mara said Monday, referring to the chaos at the end of Jacksonville’s 15-10 win over the Browns in Cleveland.
Top 25 Women: Wright helps Purdue win ninth straight, 63-61
December 18, 2001
Shereka Wright scored 21 points to lead No. 7 Purdue to its ninth straight victory, 63-61 over DePaul on Monday night. DePaul’s Lenae Williams scored 28 points, but she committed a late turnover and had her desperation shot blocked at the buzzer.
Arena manager apologizes to Knight
December 18, 2001
The Compaq Center manager who confronted Bob Knight for disparaging the arena apologized on Monday but didn’t retract his claim that the Texas Tech coach cursed him and offered to fight him.
Top 25 Men: Bearcats smother Spiders
December 18, 2001
Kenyon Martin got a standing ovation, then sat behind the Cincinnati bench and watched his former team play hard-nosed defense. It looked awfully familiar.
Iris Isabelle Aller
December 18, 2001
Big 12 Men: Baker lifts Cowboys
December 18, 2001
Maurice Baker scored all 22 of his points in the first half Monday night, leading No. 6 Oklahoma State to a 79-44 victory over Northwestern State. Baker, who scored just five points in the Cowboys’ last game, Dec. 8 against Jackson State, also had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Woolard, McClinton headed to Kansas Hall of Fame
December 18, 2001
Legendary former Lawrence High football coach Al Woolard and former Kansas University running back Curtis McClinton are among the eight new members of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Duke’s still unanimous No. 1
December 18, 2001
Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll Monday for the third straight week, the longest such stretch since the Blue Devils did it 10 seasons ago. Florida moved up one place to No. 4, the highest ranking in school history.
Big 12 honors KU’s Gooden
December 18, 2001
Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gooden, a 6-foot-10 forward from Richmond, Calif., scored 15 points with six boards against Princeton, then scored 25 points with a career-best 21 rebounds against South Carolina State. He hit 84.2 percent of his shots during the week.
KU’s Boschee tickled to be headed home
December 18, 2001
By Gary Bedore Let the hype begin Kansas University senior guard Jeff Boschee, who returns to his home state of North Dakota on Friday for Saturday afternoon’s nonconference basketball game against the University of North Dakota, conducted a whopping six interviews with media outlets in both North Dakota and Minnesota on Monday.
Kansas QB Kinsey disputes reports he’s gone
December 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey’s tumultuous career at Kansas University could be coming to a close. Sources told the Journal-World on Monday that Kinsey was struggling academically and wouldn’t be returning next season.
Bowl glut begins tonight
Fiesta must-see TV; don’t bother with New Orleans Bowl
December 18, 2001
The 25-game bowl orgy starts tonight, with the inaugural New Orleans Bowl kicking off in, well, New Orleans. The 17-day festival ends Jan. 3, with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. There’s no question the last game is vastly more watchable than the first, but what about the ones in between?
Judge upholds assault sentence
Court rules juvenile record can be used to decide defendant’s prison time
December 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence man’s juvenile offense record can be used as justification to increase his sentence for a neighborhood shootout, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Cager Spates, 20, was sentenced in August 2000 to 22 months in prison on an aggravated assault conviction.
Palestinian militants defy Arafat’s appeal
December 18, 2001
Israeli police briefly detained the Palestine Liberation Organization’s most senior official in East Jerusalem, a prominent moderate, as violence flared in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday and militants rejected Yasser Arafat’s call for his people to halt attacks on Israelis.
Report: 100 media workers were killed on job in 2001
December 18, 2001
At least 100 news media staff were killed around the world in 2001, the highest toll in six years, the International Federation of Journalists said Monday. The largest number of deaths four journalists and eight other media workers was in the United States, mainly as a result of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
2001 on track to become second-hottest year ever
December 18, 2001
This year will sizzle into the record books as the second hottest ever, according to global temperature data announced Monday by the U.S. government. The National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., projected the 2001 average worldwide temperature to be 57.8 degrees Fahrenheit, nine-tenths of a degree above the average temperatures calculated from 1880 through 2000.
Alcohol problem plagues Montana
State has second-highest rate of drunken-driving fatalities
December 18, 2001
Loose laws and a cowboy culture that condones drinking behind the wheel are being blamed for a disturbing fact in Big Sky country: People on Montana’s roads are more likely to die in alcohol-related crashes than motorists in almost any other state.
Sin’ taxes likely candidates to plug budget hole
Tobacco, alcohol lobbyists preparing for another round of debates with lawmakers
December 18, 2001
By Scott Rothschild It’s been 16 years since Kansas lawmakers last raised cigarette taxes. It was 1983 when the state tax on alcoholic beverages was last hiked. Lobbyists for cigarettes and alcohol once again thwarted efforts to raise taxes on their products in the last legislative session.
Phone ‘slammer’ made the wrong call
December 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis Frontier Communications “slammed” the wrong man. When the company’s employees switched Jules Doty’s telephone service in October 1999 without his knowledge or permission they probably didn’t realize he was a retired district judge, or that his son, Mark, was an attorney with the Ottawa firm that helped make the procedure illegal.
Jail’s medical provider quits
Cost to provide care to inmates will rise by at least $48,000
December 18, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Already struggling with a tight budget, Douglas County commissioners aren’t wanting to spend more on much of anything especially not on medical care at the jailhouse. So when County Administrator Craig Weinaug told commissioners Monday they must be prepared to spend at least $40,000 more for inmate medical care, reaction was stern.
Medical group puts seal on dietary supplements
December 18, 2001
Pick a bottle from the thousands of dietary supplements that claim to do everything from building muscle to zapping a cold. There will be three things you don’t know: Is it safe, does it really work, and does it even contain what the label promises?
Historic prison to close its gates
December 18, 2001
One of the toughest places a man could do time has become a victim of it. Joliet Correctional Center, one of the oldest prisons in the nation, was deemed obsolete and a ripe target for the governor’s efforts to cut the state budget.
One in hospital after car crashes into apartment
December 18, 2001
A Kansas City, Kan., woman was hospitalized for observation Monday after a car crashed into her apartment, police said. The elderly woman, who uses a wheelchair, was all right despite being trapped in her kitchen after the crash about 1 a.m., police said.
Redistricting proposal groups North Lawrence with eastern cities
December 18, 2001
By Scott Rothschild North Lawrence would be connected to Eudora, Desoto and the Johnson County suburbs in a new legislative district under a proposed state House redistricting plan. The proposal, pushed by Republicans, will be considered Thursday during a meeting of a redistricting committee in the Capitol.
Mulholland Drive’ wins best picture from NY film critics
December 18, 2001
David Lynch’s twisting, turning “Mulholland Drive” is the best movie of 2001, according to the New York Film Critics Circle. The group last week also bestowed top acting honors on Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek for their starring roles in “In the Bedroom.” Todd Field’s story of a grieving Maine couple also was named best first film.
Salina baby lives with just half a brain
December 18, 2001
Gretchen and Cliff Meinhardt’s 10-month-old son only has half a brain. Since surgeons removed the right half of his brain, Raef has been able to do simple things he couldn’t do seven weeks ago reach for his toys, sit unassisted or pull himself into a standing position.
Pro boxer to assist with search for girl
December 18, 2001
The case of missing Kansas girl will get national attention this week during a televised boxing match. Professional boxer Derrick Harmon plans to wear a picture of 4-year-old Jaquilla Scales on a chain around his neck when he enters the ring Friday on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
Principals speak on education
December 18, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate What will the education bill mean to the superintendents and principals of the nation’s schools? Judging from a report from Public Agenda in New York, they will welcome the flexibility to allocate half the funds they receive from Washington in ways that seem wise to them.
Alcohol ads cross the line
December 18, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Some estimates peg the number of alcoholics in the United States between 15 million and 30 million (7 to 15 percent of the population). NBC apparently views them and other problem drinkers and potential new drinkers as a lucrative advertising demographic.
Amgen acquiring arthritis best-seller
Immunex being bought for $16 billion
December 18, 2001
Biotechnology market leader Amgen Inc. is buying rival Immunex Corp. for $16 billion in stock and cash in a deal that will add a blockbuster arthritis drug to its roster of medicines. The deal announced Monday would give Amgen of Thousand Oaks, Calif., control of Seattle-based Immunex’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel.
Welfare highway?
December 18, 2001
Vanilla Sky’ is flavor of the week at the box office
December 18, 2001
Tom Cruise bested a band of crooks as “Vanilla Sky” opened atop the box office, sending “Ocean’s Eleven” to No. 2.
s prison time
December 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence man’s juvenile offense record can be used as justification to increase his sentence for a neighborhood shootout, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Cager Spates, 20, was sentenced in August 2000 to 22 months in prison on an aggravated assault conviction.
On the street
December 18, 2001
Are the Missouri Tigers overrated? Emilie Durgan,
Historical boost
December 18, 2001
J-W Editorials Seeking a federal historical designation may help Lawrence and Douglas County share their rich history. Having Douglas County designated as a National Heritage Area may be the boost the area needs to tap its potential to attract visitors interested in history.
Flag-raising ceremony marks reopening of U.S. Embassy
December 18, 2001
The American flag that was taken down when the U.S. Embassy was abandoned nearly 13 years ago rose again Monday, inaugurating what envoy James F. Dobbins promised would be a long commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan.
Big 12 Men: Baker lifts Cowboys
December 18, 2001
Maurice Baker scored all 22 of his points in the first half Monday night, leading No. 6 Oklahoma State to a 79-44 victory over Northwestern State. Baker, who scored just five points in the Cowboys’ last game, Dec. 8 against Jackson State, also had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Top 25 Men: Bearcats smother Spiders
December 18, 2001
Kenyon Martin got a standing ovation, then sat behind the Cincinnati bench and watched his former team play hard-nosed defense. It looked awfully familiar.
Arena manager apologizes to Knight
December 18, 2001
The Compaq Center manager who confronted Bob Knight for disparaging the arena apologized on Monday but didn’t retract his claim that the Texas Tech coach cursed him and offered to fight him.
Top 25 Women: Wright helps Purdue win ninth straight, 63-61
December 18, 2001
Shereka Wright scored 21 points to lead No. 7 Purdue to its ninth straight victory, 63-61 over DePaul on Monday night. DePaul’s Lenae Williams scored 28 points, but she committed a late turnover and had her desperation shot blocked at the buzzer.
League switching to ABCESPN
December 18, 2001
The NBA and its new network partners, a group that doesn’t include longtime partner NBC, will announce a TV deal for next season and beyond as early as Wednesday, according to network sources.
assets to improve U.S. distribution
December 18, 2001
Vivendi Universal is buying the entertainment assets of USA Networks Inc. in a $10.3 billion deal to improve distribution of the French media giant’s music and movies in the United States.
Immunex being bought for $16 billion
December 18, 2001
Biotechnology market leader Amgen Inc. is buying rival Immunex Corp. for $16 billion in stock and cash in a deal that will add a blockbuster arthritis drug to its roster of medicines. The deal announced Monday would give Amgen of Thousand Oaks, Calif., control of Seattle-based Immunex’s rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel.
Pro boxer to assist with search for girl
December 18, 2001
The case of missing Kansas girl will get national attention this week during a televised boxing match. Professional boxer Derrick Harmon plans to wear a picture of 4-year-old Jaquilla Scales on a chain around his neck when he enters the ring Friday on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
Salina baby lives with just half a brain
December 18, 2001
Gretchen and Cliff Meinhardt’s 10-month-old son only has half a brain. Since surgeons removed the right half of his brain, Raef has been able to do simple things he couldn’t do seven weeks ago reach for his toys, sit unassisted or pull himself into a standing position.
Hal Falkenstien
December 18, 2001
Onaga Services for Hal Falkenstien, 78, Onaga, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Red Bud Plaza, Onaga. Burial will be in Onaga Cemetery. Mr. Falkenstien died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at his home.
Medical group puts seal on dietary supplements
December 18, 2001
Pick a bottle from the thousands of dietary supplements that claim to do everything from building muscle to zapping a cold. There will be three things you don’t know: Is it safe, does it really work, and does it even contain what the label promises?
Professor converts waste from chickens into fuel
December 18, 2001
Al Stiller admits his discovery is at the outer limits of what some already consider a fringe science. He can’t even fully explain why it works. But chicken manure, he insists, makes good fuel.
is flavor of the week at the box office
December 18, 2001
Tom Cruise bested a band of crooks as “Vanilla Sky” opened atop the box office, sending “Ocean’s Eleven” to No. 2.
made the wrong call
December 18, 2001
By Joel Mathis Frontier Communications “slammed” the wrong man. When the company’s employees switched Jules Doty’s telephone service in October 1999 without his knowledge or permission they probably didn’t realize he was a retired district judge, or that his son, Mark, was an attorney with the Ottawa firm that helped make the procedure illegal.
wins best picture from NY film critics
December 18, 2001
David Lynch’s twisting, turning “Mulholland Drive” is the best movie of 2001, according to the New York Film Critics Circle. The group last week also bestowed top acting honors on Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek for their starring roles in “In the Bedroom.” Todd Field’s story of a grieving Maine couple also was named best first film.
One in hospital after car crashes into apartment
December 18, 2001
A Kansas City, Kan., woman was hospitalized for observation Monday after a car crashed into her apartment, police said. The elderly woman, who uses a wheelchair, was all right despite being trapped in her kitchen after the crash about 1 a.m., police said.
Registration soars for Hughes event
December 18, 2001
By Terry Rombeck So many people want to come to next year’s symposium on poet Langston Hughes that organizers may have to cut off registrations. About 300 people have registered so far. And with almost two months remaining before the Feb. 7-10 event, the symposium may reach 500 participants the limit they’ve set because of concerns about the availability of hotel rooms.
2001 on track to become second-hottest year ever
December 18, 2001
This year will sizzle into the record books as the second hottest ever, according to global temperature data announced Monday by the U.S. government. The National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., projected the 2001 average worldwide temperature to be 57.8 degrees Fahrenheit, nine-tenths of a degree above the average temperatures calculated from 1880 through 2000.
KU football players sentenced in theft case
December 18, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:51 a.m.) By Mike Belt Two Kansas University football players Tuesday pleaded “no contest” in Douglas County District Court to charges of misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property. Running back Reggie Duncan and quarterback Mario Kinsey were ordered by Judge Jack Murphy to serve one year of supervised probation.
A musical gift
December 18, 2001
To the editor: If you missed it, and judging from the empty seats, many of you did, Lawrence, meaning the citizens of Lawrence, was presented a unique Christmas gift on Sunday.
Commodities
December 18, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.60; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.02. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.02. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.02. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.04. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.07. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.90; milo, $1.90; soybeans, $4.07.
Briefly
December 18, 2001
New york City: Liberty Island to reopen; statue will remain closed Salt Lake City: Sept. 11 victims, volunteers to help carry Olympic torch London: Bin Laden suspects lose bid to block extradition to U.S. Netherlands: Police find bin Laden tapes
Rate hike forces decision to pull plug on Fox Sports Midwest
December 18, 2001
Effective Jan. 18, 2002, Sunflower Broadband will no longer provide Fox Sports Midwest to its subscribers. “Basically, they’re trying to increase their rates in several markets and this is one,” said Patrick Knorr, general manager of Lawrence’s cable outlet.
Fiesta must-see TV
December 18, 2001
The 25-game bowl orgy starts tonight, with the inaugural New Orleans Bowl kicking off in, well, New Orleans. The 17-day festival ends Jan. 3, with the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. There’s no question the last game is vastly more watchable than the first, but what about the ones in between?
Take a gamble?
December 18, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Additional legalized gambling will be a tempting option for Kansas lawmakers facing a dismal financial situation. America’s current economic downturn is bad news for much of the nation, but not for the country’s gambling industry.
Crime Briefs
December 18, 2001
Judge releases brother of shooting suspect Burger King robbed by masked suspect No charges filed in Airport Motel arrest Seven arrests made in roving KHP sting
A musical gift
December 18, 2001
District must turn to other financing options
December 18, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school district after-school programs serving 800 children aren’t in immediate financial jeopardy, but that situation could change. District staff told the school board Monday that after-school programs are operating out of a dozen district schools.