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13 killed as al-Qaida fighters attempt to escape
December 19, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:01 p.m.) Dozens of fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden, arrested as they crossed the border from Afghanistan, rose up against their Pakistani guards Wednesday, seized weapons and escaped. Seven al-Qaida fighters and six police were killed, officials said.
I-70 fatality accident stalls morning commuter traffic
December 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:15 p.m.) The driver of a semi tractor-trailer headed west on Interstate 70 died when his rig crossed the concrete barrier and turned over into on-coming, eastbound traffic Wednesday morning just northeast of Lawrence, authorities said.
Special forces continue to hunt al-Qaida
Seven die in escape attempt by captured terrorists in Pakistan
December 19, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:07 a.m.) U.S. special forces searched abandoned mountain hide-outs Wednesday for al-Qaida fighters and clues to the whereabouts of their leader, Osama bin Laden. In Pakistan, seven were killed as war captives broke free while in transit to prison
MC Hammer: bat boy to bankrupt
December 19, 2001
“Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story” (8 p.m., VH1) stars Romany Malco as the rap phenomenon whose fame and flame-out could best be summed up in the lyrics to the old Jerry Reed song, “when you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re not.” Hammer sold more than 25 million records as he zoomed from obscurity in 1987 to world domination in early 1991.
TOP 25 MEN ROUNDUP: Duke survives scare from Kentucky
December 19, 2001
Mike Krzyzewski put top-ranked Duke’s winning streak in Jason Williams’ hands.
Lord’ movie rings untrue
Some Tolkien fans worry about changes in ‘LOTR’ adaptation
December 19, 2001
Larry Vosmik has been counting the days to the release of the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” today. He bought his three tickets in advance two showings for himself, one for his wife and he’s been boning up on his knowledge of Middle-earth, the world where J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic takes place.
Nation briefs
December 19, 2001
Serial killer suspect pleads innocent Miss America Pageant may leave Atlantic City Gay Methodist pastor subject of complaint
Horoscopes
December 19, 2001
For Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001. Those with birthdays today: Your impulsiveness brings new information forward more often than not. Your gentler ways draw many to you, often with surprising results. Caring multiplies this year as the result of your finely-tuned social skills. You also gain financially and professionally because of a natural talent or skill that comes to the forefront. If you are single, you will have many choices, though you might enjoy the excitement of being single. If you are attached, plan more fun activities with your sweetheart. Act more like lovers. AQUARIUS surprises you.
The future depends on us
December 19, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law Usually at Christmas I try to write a light-hearted column to reflect the joy of the season. But this year, I have found it impossible to do so. Every time I have begun to write during the past few days I have been plagued by some of the images that have been seared into all of our consciousness these past few months.
Saudi princess charged with beating servant
December 19, 2001
A Saudi princess was charged with beating her maid and pushing her down a flight of stairs.
Holiday helpers
Caterers offer made-to-order menus for party season
December 19, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Having a holiday party for 10, 50 or a couple hundred people and don’t want to deal with the stress of party planning and cooking? Let one of Lawrence’s many caterers do the work for you. They will prepare, deliver and even serve the food if you want.
American Film Institute makes movie, TV awards debut
December 19, 2001
The combat thriller “Black Hawk Down” and the somber family drama “In the Bedroom” led nominees for the American Film Institute awards, with five nominations each, including for best picture.
Odds are against criminals on U.S. most-wanted list
December 19, 2001
Carlos the Jackal was tracked across four continents for two decades before agents caught him in Africa, put him in a sack and hauled him to France to face justice. Now the man who has inherited Carlos’ mantle as the world’s most wanted terrorist is on the run. If Osama bin Laden eludes pursuers for the rest of his natural life, he will have defied daunting odds.
Saudi princess charged with beating servant
December 19, 2001
A Saudi princess was charged with beating her maid and pushing her down a flight of stairs.
IMF pitches Chapter 11 for nations
December 19, 2001
It’s received two international multibillion-dollar rescue packages in last year, but Argentina, crippled by a four-year recession, still looks like it’s limping toward default on its $132 billion debt.
Palestinian poll shows opposition to cease-fire
December 19, 2001
Yasser Arafat closed six Hamas offices in a crackdown on militant groups Tuesday amid opposition over his call to end attacks against the Jewish state. Israel, meanwhile, rounded up 10 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
World briefs
December 19, 2001
Campaign aims to rid city of pesky crows Ebola toll at 13 Giant panda gives birth
TOP 25 MEN ROUNDUP: Duke survives scare from Kentucky
December 19, 2001
Mike Krzyzewski put top-ranked Duke’s winning streak in Jason Williams’ hands.
Local briefs
December 19, 2001
Kansas university: Former Williams Fund chief has court date postponed The former head of the Williams Educational Fund, accused of falsifying travel expense vouchers, won’t appear in Douglas District Court until 3 p.m. Jan. 10. Scott McMichael, 48, initially was scheduled to make his first appearance at 3 p.m. Tuesday to have formally read to him three charges of making false writings to the Kansas University Athletic Corp. McMichael resigned Aug. 10 from the Williams Fund, citing personal and family reasons. The resignation coincided with the start of an investigation by Kansas University auditors and the KU Public Safety Department. ______ Road rage: Jogger’s actions spur driver to file report with authorities A male jogger cursed a woman motorist and grabbed at her car door while she was stopped Monday morning at a rural Douglas County intersection. A 28-year-old Lawrence woman told Douglas County Sheriff’s officers she was frightened by the jogger at the intersection of North 1100 and East 1200 roads, about 2 miles southwest of Lawrence. The woman said the incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. after she pulled her car into the obstructed view intersection. The jogger ran in front of the car and around to the driver’s side door, a sheriff’s report said. The man yelled at the woman, pounded on the car window and grabbed at the door as if he was trying to get in, the report said. The woman drove away. No arrest has been made. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 40s. He had a full beard. He was wearing a teal running suit. ______ Burglary: Broken window gives access in Naughty But Nice theft Someone broke into Naughty But Nice, 1741 Mass., early Monday and took several sex accessories, Lawrence Police said Tuesday. A piece of concrete was thrown through a window to gain entry, authorities said. In addition to damage caused to a 4-by-4-foot glass panel, damage was also caused to the store’s wall, a police report said. Police responded about 3:15 a.m. after being alerted by an alarm at the store. No suspect was found. Losses and damage were listed at nearly $800. ______ Crime: Store manager arrested on sexual battery complaint A manager of a Lawrence Taco Bell was arrested by police early Tuesday and later charged with sexual battery for allegedly grabbing a female employee’s buttocks. The 31-year-old Lawrence man also was charged in Douglas County District Court with battery for allegedly grabbing a male employee’s arm and with disorderly conduct. All three charges are misdemeanors. The Journal-World generally doesn’t identify sex crime suspects until they are convicted. Police were called shortly after midnight Monday to investigate a disturbance at Taco Bell, 1408 W. 23rd St. A police report said the suspect was accused of grabbing the 18-year-old woman employee more than once between 10:30 p.m. and midnight Monday. Tuesday afternoon the suspect was released from the Douglas County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Make a hearty main dish for those holiday meals
December 19, 2001
The following beef roast recipes begin with a basic version, followed by variations that include a regional Southern version, so that everyone will be able to find a recipe to try.
December 19, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s only indoor tennis center soon could be sold and converted into a private Episcopal school. And that would be just fine with Bob Billings.
Agreement elusive on economic stimulus
December 19, 2001
Republicans and Democrats traded accusations in public and negotiated without success in private on Tuesday as the White House and Congress wrangled over legislation to help workers laid off by recession and the Sept. 11 attacks.
Ask Gary for December
December 19, 2001
By Gary Bedore Hi, Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season and of course KU’s pre-conference basketball season. May your days be merry and bright and all your Christmases full of good cheer, root beer, reindeer, no fear and TV courtesy of Norman Lear (help me out with some more rhyming words please Jayhawk fans).
s rude out-of-order remarks at postgame news conference
December 19, 2001
Apology rendered. Apology accepted.
6Sports Video Reports: Mario Kinsey has been dismissed from the football team
December 19, 2001
The red-shirt freshman quarterback reportedly violated athletics department policies.
Make a hearty main dish for those holiday meals
December 19, 2001
The following beef roast recipes begin with a basic version, followed by variations that include a regional Southern version, so that everyone will be able to find a recipe to try.
Prepare to pick that holiday ham
December 19, 2001
By Susan Krumm I’m confused about the varieties of ham in the supermarket. Can you tell me what the differences are among them?
Knicks stop four-game skid
December 19, 2001
A team meeting and a trip to Charlotte were all the New York Knicks needed to end their losing streak.
Ottawa sweeps Baldwin
Cyclone girls win in OT; boys edge Bulldogs
December 19, 2001
By Doug Pacey Colleen Kivett couldn’t find her coach after the game. It was about 30 minutes after the Baldwin-Ottawa varsity girl’s basketball game had ended, the boy’s varsity game was minutes into the first quarter and a stranger approached Kivett and asked her if she knew where Bulldogs’ coach Eric Toot was.
People
December 19, 2001
Judged fit for parenting Fifth trip up the aisle Back from the brink A timely honor
Teacher suspended for leaving rifle in locked truck
December 19, 2001
By Mindie Paget Wellsville High School teacher Steve Decker is temporarily out of a job. And he doesn’t even have a deer to show for it.
13 killed as al-Qaida fighters attempt to escape
December 19, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:01 p.m.) Dozens of fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden, arrested as they crossed the border from Afghanistan, rose up against their Pakistani guards Wednesday, seized weapons and escaped. Seven al-Qaida fighters and six police were killed, officials said.
Anthrax vaccine, extra antibiotics offered to those possibly exposed
December 19, 2001
Federal health officials said Tuesday they would offer experimental anthrax vaccine and an extra 40 days of antibiotics to thousands of Capitol Hill, media and postal workers in case any anthrax still lurks in their lungs.
American Film Institute makes movie, TV awards debut
December 19, 2001
The combat thriller “Black Hawk Down” and the somber family drama “In the Bedroom” led nominees for the American Film Institute awards, with five nominations each, including for best picture.
ECO2 setting goal for 12,000 new jobs
December 19, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Creating 12,000 new jobs in Lawrence during the next 25 years is the aim of a group looking for open space and industrial land. Members of ECO2, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce planning panel, agreed to the goal Tuesday. They said the jobs would come from constructing business parks that attract a mix of new high-tech and traditional industrial employers to Douglas County.
Christmas colors these recipes
December 19, 2001
Sometimes, recipes look just like Christmas. Picture a breakfast frittata, for example, gold as egg yolks, bright with red and green pepper. Imagine a holiday bread that’s poinsettia-shaped, studded with crimson cranberries.
MC Hammer: bat boy to bankrupt
December 19, 2001
“Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story” (8 p.m., VH1) stars Romany Malco as the rap phenomenon whose fame and flame-out could best be summed up in the lyrics to the old Jerry Reed song, “when you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re not.” Hammer sold more than 25 million records as he zoomed from obscurity in 1987 to world domination in early 1991.
Hays grapples with decision on air service
Community may have to choose single provider
December 19, 2001
The effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks eventually may force the Hays area to choose between its two airline carriers, county officials said.
Tech reaction to Knight flap disturbing
Texas Tech folks ignored coach’s rude out-of-order remarks at postgame news conference
December 19, 2001
Apology rendered. Apology accepted.
Fire damages largest cathedral in U.S.
December 19, 2001
A fierce fire damaged the century-old Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, filling one of the largest churches in the world with smoke and threatening its rare 17th century tapestries just a week before Christmas.
Judge orders death-row inmate to be resentenced
December 19, 2001
A federal judge threw out Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence Tuesday and ordered a new sentencing hearing for the former Black Panther alternately portrayed as a vicious cop-killer and a victim of a racist frame-up.
World briefs
December 19, 2001
Campaign aims to rid city of pesky crows Ebola toll at 13 Giant panda gives birth
Lawrence lands state events
December 19, 2001
Area Girls Roundup: Chargers down Wildcats for sixth straight win
December 19, 2001
Santa Fe Trail celebrated its first appearance in the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association poll this season with a 43-28 victory over Desoto on Tuesday. The Chargers, ranked seventh in Class 4A, led by nine after a quarter and held DeSoto to single digits in each period en route to their sixth straight victory.
Horoscopes
December 19, 2001
Local briefs
December 19, 2001
Kansas university: Former Williams Fund chief has court date postponed The former head of the Williams Educational Fund, accused of falsifying travel expense vouchers, won’t appear in Douglas District Court until 3 p.m. Jan. 10. Scott McMichael, 48, initially was scheduled to make his first appearance at 3 p.m. Tuesday to have formally read to him three charges of making false writings to the Kansas University Athletic Corp. McMichael resigned Aug. 10 from the Williams Fund, citing personal and family reasons. The resignation coincided with the start of an investigation by Kansas University auditors and the KU Public Safety Department. ______ Road rage: Jogger’s actions spur driver to file report with authorities A male jogger cursed a woman motorist and grabbed at her car door while she was stopped Monday morning at a rural Douglas County intersection. A 28-year-old Lawrence woman told Douglas County Sheriff’s officers she was frightened by the jogger at the intersection of North 1100 and East 1200 roads, about 2 miles southwest of Lawrence. The woman said the incident occurred about 7:30 a.m. after she pulled her car into the obstructed view intersection. The jogger ran in front of the car and around to the driver’s side door, a sheriff’s report said. The man yelled at the woman, pounded on the car window and grabbed at the door as if he was trying to get in, the report said. The woman drove away. No arrest has been made. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 40s. He had a full beard. He was wearing a teal running suit. ______ Burglary: Broken window gives access in Naughty But Nice theft Someone broke into Naughty But Nice, 1741 Mass., early Monday and took several sex accessories, Lawrence Police said Tuesday. A piece of concrete was thrown through a window to gain entry, authorities said. In addition to damage caused to a 4-by-4-foot glass panel, damage was also caused to the store’s wall, a police report said. Police responded about 3:15 a.m. after being alerted by an alarm at the store. No suspect was found. Losses and damage were listed at nearly $800. ______ Crime: Store manager arrested on sexual battery complaint A manager of a Lawrence Taco Bell was arrested by police early Tuesday and later charged with sexual battery for allegedly grabbing a female employee’s buttocks. The 31-year-old Lawrence man also was charged in Douglas County District Court with battery for allegedly grabbing a male employee’s arm and with disorderly conduct. All three charges are misdemeanors. The Journal-World generally doesn’t identify sex crime suspects until they are convicted. Police were called shortly after midnight Monday to investigate a disturbance at Taco Bell, 1408 W. 23rd St. A police report said the suspect was accused of grabbing the 18-year-old woman employee more than once between 10:30 p.m. and midnight Monday. Tuesday afternoon the suspect was released from the Douglas County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Planning commission
December 19, 2001
General business Receive and amend or approve minutes from the Planning Commission meeting of Nov. 28. Receive reports from any committees that met over the past month. Receive communications from the public, staff and other planning commissions.
Alomar repeats pitch for Mets to move on free agent Gonzalez
December 19, 2001
Roberto Alomar has some suggestions for furnishing Shea Stadium perhaps with his buddy, free-agent slugger Juan Gonzalez, in the Mets’ outfield.
adaptation
December 19, 2001
Larry Vosmik has been counting the days to the release of the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” today. He bought his three tickets in advance two showings for himself, one for his wife and he’s been boning up on his knowledge of Middle-earth, the world where J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic takes place.
Odds are against criminals on U.S. most-wanted list
December 19, 2001
Carlos the Jackal was tracked across four continents for two decades before agents caught him in Africa, put him in a sack and hauled him to France to face justice. Now the man who has inherited Carlos’ mantle as the world’s most wanted terrorist is on the run. If Osama bin Laden eludes pursuers for the rest of his natural life, he will have defied daunting odds.
Kansas confirms dismissal of Kinsey
December 19, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University has verified that red-shirt freshman quarterback Mario Kinsey, as first reported in Tuesday’s Journal-World, won’t return to the football team next season. Kinsey, who started seven games last season, was dismissed for violating athletics department policies, according to a Tuesday afternoon media release.
basketball teams will meet after time off
December 19, 2001
Both teams are 2-2, and have had long breaks before the coming game.
Try these hints to make a flavorful beef roast
December 19, 2001
I remember the first beef roast I served. I was anxious to impress my new in-laws. What better way than to invite them to dinner and prepare a gorgeous roast with mashed potatoes, green beans, a salad, rolls and coconut cake, my father-in-law’s favorite, for dessert? I’d set a fancy table with damask linens, silver and crystal. The picture in my mind could have graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
new coach has spent busy two weeks on job
December 19, 2001
By Robert Sinclair If Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is overwhelmed by the task at hand on Mount Oread, he sure doesn’t show it. “This is a great place,” Mangino said Tuesday after his first two weeks on the job. “Let’s face it, Lawrence, Kansas, is an awesome place. And the University of Kansas our campus here doesn’t take a back seat to anybody. This is a great place to be.
s general manager retires
December 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck As an editor at the Kansas City Star, Tom Eblen often hired Kansas University journalism graduates.
bus system
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The parents of about one in five Lawrence students would have to pay for their children’s ride to school under a proposal aimed at helping the cash-strapped district make ends meet. A school district committee Tuesday raised the possibility of cutting expenses by shifting to a “pay-to-ride” bus system.
Ex-KU QB has no one to blame but himself
December 19, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Has any Kansas University student-athlete ever had a rockier year and a half both on and off the field than Mario Kinsey? Kinsey, who showed promise as a red-shirt freshman quarterback last fall, is officially toast. On the field, he was inconsistent. Off the field well, he was in the headlines too often. In fact, if Kinsey were a cat he would have used at least a handful of lives during his three semesters on Mount Oread.
Haitian police search for coup conspirators
December 19, 2001
Police searched for coup conspirators Tuesday as some opposition leaders claimed that what President Jean-Bertrand Aristide called a failed coup was really staged as a pretext to crush dissent.
The future depends on us
December 19, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law Usually at Christmas I try to write a light-hearted column to reflect the joy of the season. But this year, I have found it impossible to do so. Every time I have begun to write during the past few days I have been plagued by some of the images that have been seared into all of our consciousness these past few months.
Alomar repeats pitch for Mets to move on free agent Gonzalez
December 19, 2001
Roberto Alomar has some suggestions for furnishing Shea Stadium perhaps with his buddy, free-agent slugger Juan Gonzalez, in the Mets’ outfield.
Anthrax vaccine, extra antibiotics offered to those possibly exposed
December 19, 2001
Federal health officials said Tuesday they would offer experimental anthrax vaccine and an extra 40 days of antibiotics to thousands of Capitol Hill, media and postal workers in case any anthrax still lurks in their lungs.
Housing report, earnings lift stocks
December 19, 2001
The latest round of evidence to support a long-awaited economic recovery namely a strong jump in November housing construction sent stocks soaring Tuesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up by triple digits. Better-than-expected earnings from electronics retailers Best Buy and Circuit City also contributed to the market’s advance. Combined with the housing report, the news improved investors’ outlook for the economy, two-thirds of which is comprised of consumer spending.
Cleveland unloads Rocker in trade with Texas
December 19, 2001
Although John Rocker was sent packing Tuesday for the second time in six months, the reliever with the strong arm and even stronger opinions doesn’t think he’s running out of chances.
Judge orders death-row inmate to be resentenced
December 19, 2001
A federal judge threw out Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence Tuesday and ordered a new sentencing hearing for the former Black Panther alternately portrayed as a vicious cop-killer and a victim of a racist frame-up.
Fire damages largest cathedral in U.S.
December 19, 2001
A fierce fire damaged the century-old Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, filling one of the largest churches in the world with smoke and threatening its rare 17th century tapestries just a week before Christmas.
Daily ticker
December 19, 2001
Dow Industrials +106.42, 9,998.39
6News Video Reports: Kinsey and Duncan receive sentences
December 19, 2001
The KU football players were given probation after pleading no contest to charges of using a stolen credit card.
Atlanta makes most of opportunities in 3-2 victory
December 19, 2001
One shot by Atlanta’s Dany Heatley overcame 55 shots by the Boston Bruins.
On the street
December 19, 2001
Would the South Lawrence Trafficway solve the 23rd Street traffic problem? Sarah Holswade, KU student, Lawrence
Planning commission
December 19, 2001
General business Receive and amend or approve minutes from the Planning Commission meeting of Nov. 28. Receive reports from any committees that met over the past month. Receive communications from the public, staff and other planning commissions.
I-70 fatality accident stalls morning commuter traffic
December 19, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:15 p.m.) The driver of a semi tractor-trailer headed west on Interstate 70 died when his rig crossed the concrete barrier and turned over into on-coming, eastbound traffic Wednesday morning just northeast of Lawrence, authorities said.
t take on Iraq just yet
December 19, 2001
President Bush and his top advisers have decided, for now, against launching a war to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the next phase of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats. With the al-Qaida terrorist network all but vanquished in Afghanistan, speculation has been growing that Bush would turn his sights on Saddam, a longtime U.S. nemesis who is known to have chemical and biological weapons. Iraq also is believed to be working on obtaining nuclear weapons.
Theda C. Kepple
December 19, 2001
Services for Theda C. Kepple, 79, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Mrs. Kepple died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Christmas colors these recipes
December 19, 2001
Sometimes, recipes look just like Christmas. Picture a breakfast frittata, for example, gold as egg yolks, bright with red and green pepper. Imagine a holiday bread that’s poinsettia-shaped, studded with crimson cranberries.
Prepare to pick that holiday ham
December 19, 2001
By Susan Krumm I’m confused about the varieties of ham in the supermarket. Can you tell me what the differences are among them?
Caterers offer made-to-order menus for party season
December 19, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Having a holiday party for 10, 50 or a couple hundred people and don’t want to deal with the stress of party planning and cooking? Let one of Lawrence’s many caterers do the work for you. They will prepare, deliver and even serve the food if you want.
s impact on neighboring areas worries city commissioners
December 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners expressed concern Tuesday about the impact of a proposed 31st Street expansion on nearby neighborhoods.
No. 24 Oklahoma pops Eastern Illinois
December 19, 2001
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson got exactly what he wanted against overmatched Eastern Illinois with a showdown against No. 2 Maryland only three days away.
Convicted lottery worker wants ID back
December 19, 2001
A Topeka man who admitted stealing $62,932 from the Kansas Lottery while working as its computer manager wants some of his property back, including his lottery photo identification badge. The issue arose during a hearing on Richard Lee Knowlton’s case in Shawnee County District Court.
Are academies in Ivy League?
December 19, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The concept of the scholar-athlete, epitomized by the Heisman Trophy, is alive and well, but not at America’s larger institutions of higher learning. We need to look elsewhere to those universities and colleges that cannot compete with the “professional” teams fielded by their larger competitors. We must look at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the other Ivy League schools. We also need to look at the Ivy League equivalents, such as the nation’s military academies.
House members lead key compromises
December 19, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group On successive days last week, the House of Representatives passed by strong bipartisan majorities a pair of bills with the potential to strengthen fundamental pillars of American society. Did anyone notice? The news media perspective on Congress is one of unending conflict “Crossfire”-type exchanges 24-7. When measures to overhaul the election system in the wake of last year’s Florida fiasco and to infuse both money and accountability into chronically lagging public schools were approved overwhelmingly by the House, the applause from press and public was not exactly deafening.
Beepers replace lines to see Santa
December 19, 2001
Attention any parent who has spent hours waiting in line with whining, screaming children to see Santa Claus: Santa is paging you.
Wichita cautiously optimistic about deal
December 19, 2001
A tentative agreement reached Tuesday on a $22 billion plan for the Air Force to lease 100 airborne refueling tankers built from Boeing 767 commercial jets could help alleviate job losses at Boeing’s Wichita plant, the company said. “That is wonderful. That is good news,” Boeing spokesman Dick Ziegler said upon learning of the deal. “But I want to point out one small detail: We still don’t have a defense budget.”
Latest proposal would allow some development in restricted areas
December 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission subcommittee is considering rewriting proposed regulations to allow some floodplain development so long as developers figure out ways to make sure it doesn’t have an as-yet undefined “negative impact.”
Community may have to choose single provider
December 19, 2001
The effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks eventually may force the Hays area to choose between its two airline carriers, county officials said.
Sound off
December 19, 2001
Will city offices be closed Christmas Eve? City Manager Mike Wildgen said: “City offices are open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve until 5 p.m. Normal offices hours will be maintained both days.”
cookbook rises to the challenge
December 19, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Over the past 30 years cookbook marketers have devoted considerable energy to chasing fads and trends, and I’m not convinced that the cooking public has been enlightened by all this attention. Publishers began cashing in on the obvious gold mine that presented itself with the yuppie rediscovery of cooking and in the intervening years have produced round after round of specialty cookbooks designed to make a quick buck off the latest cooking craze. All too quickly the gimmick loses its allure and these books die an inauspicious death on a chain bookstore’s remainder table.
Births
December 19, 2001
LaShant Harris and Olivia Glover, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Eric and Stephany Hazeldine, Eudora, a girl, Tuesday.
Knicks stop four-game skid
December 19, 2001
A team meeting and a trip to Charlotte were all the New York Knicks needed to end their losing streak.
House members lead key compromises
December 19, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group On successive days last week, the House of Representatives passed by strong bipartisan majorities a pair of bills with the potential to strengthen fundamental pillars of American society. Did anyone notice? The news media perspective on Congress is one of unending conflict “Crossfire”-type exchanges 24-7. When measures to overhaul the election system in the wake of last year’s Florida fiasco and to infuse both money and accountability into chronically lagging public schools were approved overwhelmingly by the House, the applause from press and public was not exactly deafening.
NFL plans to crack down on unruly fan behavior
December 19, 2001
The NFL is taking a hard stand against fan violence after a second ugly display marred a game.
Julie Lynn Hamm Thornton
December 19, 2001
People
December 19, 2001
Judged fit for parenting Fifth trip up the aisle Back from the brink A timely honor
Nation briefs
December 19, 2001
Serial killer suspect pleads innocent Miss America Pageant may leave Atlantic City Gay Methodist pastor subject of complaint
Russia-Chechnya conflict drags on
December 19, 2001
Seven years after Russian troops entered Chechnya to end the republic’s independence drive, the Kremlin is still fighting to bring the region to heel, the rebels battle on and the general suffering is intense.
Human trials under way on possible diabetes cure
December 19, 2001
Researchers have started human trials on what they hope will be a treatment and possibly even a cure for diabetes.
6Sports Video Reports: LHS and FSHS girls’ basketball teams will meet after time off
December 19, 2001
Both teams are 2-2, and have had long breaks before the coming game.
Arthur “Pete” Salsbury
December 19, 2001
Mildred R. Johnson Owen
December 19, 2001
31st Street study raises concern
Expansion’s impact on neighboring areas worries city commissioners
December 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners expressed concern Tuesday about the impact of a proposed 31st Street expansion on nearby neighborhoods.
No. 24 Oklahoma pops Eastern Illinois
December 19, 2001
Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson got exactly what he wanted against overmatched Eastern Illinois with a showdown against No. 2 Maryland only three days away.
Thrashers bump Bruins in OT
Atlanta makes most of opportunities in 3-2 victory
December 19, 2001
One shot by Atlanta’s Dany Heatley overcame 55 shots by the Boston Bruins.
Daily ticker
December 19, 2001
Ex-Yankee first baseman signs three-year deal
December 19, 2001
Tino Martinez and Chuck Knoblauch, teammates on three straight New York Yankees World Series championship teams, found new baseball homes on Tuesday, signing free agent contracts.
Housing report, earnings lift stocks
December 19, 2001
The latest round of evidence to support a long-awaited economic recovery namely a strong jump in November housing construction sent stocks soaring Tuesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up by triple digits. Better-than-expected earnings from electronics retailers Best Buy and Circuit City also contributed to the market’s advance. Combined with the housing report, the news improved investors’ outlook for the economy, two-thirds of which is comprised of consumer spending.
Corrections
December 19, 2001
Kris Gillespie was incorrectly identified in a story in Sunday’s Journal-World. Gillespie is label director for Warp Records’ North American division.
Query about Mizzou amuses Williams
December 19, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams has answered a zillion questions during his 14-year tenure as Kansas University men’s basketball coach. Just one, he said, has made him bust a gut in laughter Tuesday’s inquiry as to whether he could ever envision himself coaching basketball at the University of Missouri. It was in reference to Rick Pitino now serving as Louisville coach after working at rival Kentucky for many years.
Theda C. Kepple
December 19, 2001
Administrative changes in judiciary announced
December 19, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County District Chief Judge Mike Malone doesn’t want to be chief anymore. After 12 years of what Malone described as a “mixed bag of highs and lows,” he asked the Kansas Supreme Court not to reappoint him to the administrative judge’s position.
Montessori school to reopen
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Images of torched classrooms on the Raintree Montessori School campus can now become scrapbook memories. From ashes of a suspicious August 2000 fire that destroyed the private Lawrence school’s main building at 4601 Clinton Parkway, Raintree has been rebuilt and expanded during the past year.
Marion Katherine Resco
December 19, 2001
Services for Marion Katherine Resco, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Mrs. Resco died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Seven die in escape attempt by captured terrorists in Pakistan
December 19, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:07 a.m.) U.S. special forces searched abandoned mountain hide-outs Wednesday for al-Qaida fighters and clues to the whereabouts of their leader, Osama bin Laden. In Pakistan, seven were killed as war captives broke free while in transit to prison
Area Girls Roundup: Chargers down Wildcats for sixth straight win
December 19, 2001
Santa Fe Trail celebrated its first appearance in the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association poll this season with a 43-28 victory over Desoto on Tuesday. The Chargers, ranked seventh in Class 4A, led by nine after a quarter and held DeSoto to single digits in each period en route to their sixth straight victory.
Rumsfeld: Allies must prepare for more attacks
December 19, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday said NATO must brace for more surprises from terrorists using everything from computer hackers to cruise missiles to wreak havoc on cities around the world. “We need to face the reality that the attacks of Sept. 11 horrific as they were may in fact be a dim preview of what is to come if we do not prepare today to defend our people from adversaries with weapons of increasing power and range,” Rumsfeld warned fellow defense ministers at NATO headquarters.
Haitian police search for coup conspirators
December 19, 2001
Police searched for coup conspirators Tuesday as some opposition leaders claimed that what President Jean-Bertrand Aristide called a failed coup was really staged as a pretext to crush dissent.
Russia-Chechnya conflict drags on
December 19, 2001
Seven years after Russian troops entered Chechnya to end the republic’s independence drive, the Kremlin is still fighting to bring the region to heel, the rebels battle on and the general suffering is intense.
Seabury eyes move to Alvamar
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Bishop Seabury Academy went public Tuesday with a $3 million fund drive to buy Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club for its new campus. About 150 people assembled at the private Episcopal school’s Christmas concert learned afterward of the unanimous vote by Bishop Seabury’s board of trustees to move ahead with a bid to buy and renovate the property from businessman Bob Billings.
Former All-Star has played in 18 games in last two years
December 19, 2001
Former All-Star Grant Hill will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a third operation on his left ankle.
Mildred R. Johnson Owen
December 19, 2001
Services for Mildred R. Johnson Owen, 91, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Owen died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Julie Lynn Hamm Thornton
December 19, 2001
Memorial services for Julie Lynn Hamm Thornton, 41, Houston, formerly of Perry, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Williamstown Assembly of God Church. Private burial will be at Underwood Cemetery, Williamstown. Mrs. Thornton died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at a Houston Hospice hospital. She had cancer.
Kenneth D. Swander Jr.
December 19, 2001
Memorial services for Kenneth D. Swander Jr., 81, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 31 at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Delaware County, Ind. Mr. Swander died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at his home.
Salsbury
December 19, 2001
Services for Arthur “Pete” Salsbury, 96, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Salsbury died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
IMF pitches Chapter 11 for nations
December 19, 2001
It’s received two international multibillion-dollar rescue packages in last year, but Argentina, crippled by a four-year recession, still looks like it’s limping toward default on its $132 billion debt.
Charles F. Edwards
December 19, 2001
Services for Charles F. Edwards, 73, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Plum Grove Cemetery, rural Oskaloosa. Mr. Edwards died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Topeka Hospice House.
NFL plans to crack down on unruly fan behavior
December 19, 2001
The NFL is taking a hard stand against fan violence after a second ugly display marred a game.
t have long to wait
December 19, 2001
At 4-9, the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t going to the playoffs this season.
signals pot comedy return
December 19, 2001
The marijuana comedy is back.
Al-Qaida members sought in Yemen
December 19, 2001
Yemeni forces trained and equipped with U.S. funds fought a battle in the American-led war on terrorism Tuesday, engaging armed tribesmen in a bid to capture suspected members of Osama bin Laden’s terror network, government officials and tribal sources said.
Area boys roundup: Santa Fe Trail charges past DeSoto, 53-42
December 19, 2001
Leading by three at halftime, Santa Fe Trail outscored DeSoto 15-8 in the third quarter to run away with a 53-42 victory.
Royals sign Knoblauch to one-year contract
December 19, 2001
Chuck Knoblauch is going from the New York Yankees, where he won three World Series titles, to a Kansas City team that twice in the past three seasons has lost almost 100 games. He says it won’t be an adjustment at all.
Lawrence lands state events
December 19, 2001
Lawrence has been chosen by the Kansas Amateur Softball Assn. to play host to three state championship softball tournaments in 2002. Clinton Lake Softball Complex will be the site of the KASA U-14 girls Class C fast-pitch tourney, the women’s Classes C-E slow-pitch tournament and the men’s Class C slow-pitch tourney.
Cyclone girls win in OT
December 19, 2001
By Doug Pacey Colleen Kivett couldn’t find her coach after the game. It was about 30 minutes after the Baldwin-Ottawa varsity girl’s basketball game had ended, the boy’s varsity game was minutes into the first quarter and a stranger approached Kivett and asked her if she knew where Bulldogs’ coach Eric Toot was.
Salmon with salsa offers change of pace
December 19, 2001
Amid the variety of special dishes you serve during the holiday season, a fish dish may be a welcome change. This salmon recipe is low-fat but earns high marks for flavor.
Former deputy testifies in sheriff slaying case
December 19, 2001
DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey began planning to kill his successor days after losing to him in an election, making sure he had an alibi and promising four hit men cushy jobs in his department as a reward, a former deputy testified Tuesday.
shares dining tips
December 19, 2001
If you’re looking for ideas for a special holiday meal, catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week.
Suspect ordered to trial in shooting
December 19, 2001
By Mike Belt A Douglas County Judge ruled Tuesday there is enough evidence to try Stephen Meeker for shooting and wounding a man in a Baldwin dispute.
TOP 25 WOMEN ROUNDUP: No. 20 Florida flogs Elon, 81-53
December 19, 2001
Monique Cardenas had 17 points and 11 rebounds as No. 20 Florida beat Elon 81-53 on Tuesday night.
Mexican trucking companies sue U.S.
December 19, 2001
Eleven Mexican trucking companies filed a $4 billion lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the U.S. government of discrimination by denying them permits to operate and do business in United States.
Rams rip Eagles
December 19, 2001
North Texas came into the New Orleans Bowl with a losing record, and Colorado State made sure the Mean Green left that way.
LaFrentz headed to 76ers?
December 19, 2001
Caught in the controversy involving team president and coach Dan Issel and desperate to acquire a big man, the Denver Nuggets are considering offering forwards Antonio McDyess and Raef LaFrentz to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star center Dikembe Mutombo, according to published reports.
Human trials under way on possible diabetes cure
December 19, 2001
Researchers have started human trials on what they hope will be a treatment and possibly even a cure for diabetes.
N.Y. church sues city for arresting homeless
December 19, 2001
A church is suing the city, saying police are using nightsticks and threats of arrest to chase the homeless off its property at night even though the church invited them to stay there.
Federal drug agency to add agents
December 19, 2001
The Drug Enforcement Administration will step up prevention and treatment programs by adding more agents to work with local police and community groups to fight drug abuse.
Palestinian poll shows opposition to cease-fire
December 19, 2001
Yasser Arafat closed six Hamas offices in a crackdown on militant groups Tuesday amid opposition over his call to end attacks against the Jewish state. Israel, meanwhile, rounded up 10 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Study finds half of all HIV patients have drug-resistant virus
December 19, 2001
A disturbing new study found that at least half of all Americans under care for HIV infection carry viruses that are resistant to some of the standard AIDS drugs.
Cuba deals with rare multiple slaying
December 19, 2001
Five people, including a couple visiting from South Florida and their 8-year-old grandson, were shot and killed by attackers in a suspected robbery.
s plan, which includes increased testing of students
December 19, 2001
Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the major education overhaul sought by President Bush, providing more money for local school districts and insisting on higher achievement in return. For millions of students, it will mean new annual math and reading tests. The Senate vote, 87-10, marked a final bipartisan flourish for the most sweeping overhaul of federal education programs since the Great Society more than three decades ago. The House approved the bill last week on a vote of 381-41.
Chairman of Lawrence bank to be honored by state group
December 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence banker has been named Kansan of the Year by the state’s Native Sons and Daughters organization. Ross Beach, chairman of the Douglas County Bank, will be honored during the group’s annual banquet Jan. 25 at the Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
Insurance commissioner rules petition to delay proceedings came too late
December 19, 2001
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has denied a request by two advocacy groups to delay the public hearing on the sale of the state’s largest health insurer. The Kansas State Nurses Assn. and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved last week had asked Sebelius to delay the three-day hearing, scheduled for Jan. 7-9. Sebelius, in her post, must approve any plans before Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. can complete a deal to purchase Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Air Force leasing deal would boost Boeing
December 19, 2001
House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a $22 billion plan for the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767s that would be converted into midair refueling planes. The deal calls for the planes to be leased for 10 years. Boeing then would take them back or sell them to the government, said Todd Webster, spokesman for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Abandoned wheat acres well above state norm
December 19, 2001
Months after the 2001 wheat harvest was put in the bin, a newly released government report shows Kansas farmers abandoned 1.6 million acres much of it in western Kansas where drought was especially severe. Kansas Agricultural Statistics reported in its 2001 wheat county estimates that statewide wheat production of 328 million bushels was down 6 percent from a year earlier. The report is the first that breaks down by counties the size of this year’s wheat harvest.
Undergraduate students score research awards
December 19, 2001
Twelve Kansas University students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards for the spring semester.
Fern Isabelle Leonard
December 19, 2001
Services for Fern Isabelle Leonard, 86, Topeka, will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be at 11 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Leonard died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her home.
Try these hints to make a flavorful beef roast
December 19, 2001
I remember the first beef roast I served. I was anxious to impress my new in-laws. What better way than to invite them to dinner and prepare a gorgeous roast with mashed potatoes, green beans, a salad, rolls and coconut cake, my father-in-law’s favorite, for dessert? I’d set a fancy table with damask linens, silver and crystal. The picture in my mind could have graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
New ‘Prairie’ cookbook rises to the challenge
December 19, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Over the past 30 years cookbook marketers have devoted considerable energy to chasing fads and trends, and I’m not convinced that the cooking public has been enlightened by all this attention. Publishers began cashing in on the obvious gold mine that presented itself with the yuppie rediscovery of cooking and in the intervening years have produced round after round of specialty cookbooks designed to make a quick buck off the latest cooking craze. All too quickly the gimmick loses its allure and these books die an inauspicious death on a chain bookstore’s remainder table.
Few freebies
December 19, 2001
If city officials are pleased by ridership on the new bus system, their expectations must have been very low. Who’s kidding whom? A recent Journal-World news story quoted local officials saying the city’s year-old public transportation system is doing well and that they are pleased with passenger ridership.
Housing success
December 19, 2001
Policy questioned
December 19, 2001
Remarks clarified
December 19, 2001
Are academies in Ivy League?
December 19, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The concept of the scholar-athlete, epitomized by the Heisman Trophy, is alive and well, but not at America’s larger institutions of higher learning. We need to look elsewhere to those universities and colleges that cannot compete with the “professional” teams fielded by their larger competitors. We must look at Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the other Ivy League schools. We also need to look at the Ivy League equivalents, such as the nation’s military academies.
Salmon with salsa offers change of pace
December 19, 2001
Amid the variety of special dishes you serve during the holiday season, a fish dish may be a welcome change. This salmon recipe is low-fat but earns high marks for flavor.
Jayni’ shares dining tips
December 19, 2001
If you’re looking for ideas for a special holiday meal, catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week.
How High’ signals pot comedy return
December 19, 2001
The marijuana comedy is back.
Suspect ordered to trial in shooting
December 19, 2001
By Mike Belt A Douglas County Judge ruled Tuesday there is enough evidence to try Stephen Meeker for shooting and wounding a man in a Baldwin dispute.
Convicted lottery worker wants ID back
December 19, 2001
A Topeka man who admitted stealing $62,932 from the Kansas Lottery while working as its computer manager wants some of his property back, including his lottery photo identification badge. The issue arose during a hearing on Richard Lee Knowlton’s case in Shawnee County District Court.
Blue Cross hearing request denied
Insurance commissioner rules petition to delay proceedings came too late
December 19, 2001
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has denied a request by two advocacy groups to delay the public hearing on the sale of the state’s largest health insurer. The Kansas State Nurses Assn. and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved last week had asked Sebelius to delay the three-day hearing, scheduled for Jan. 7-9. Sebelius, in her post, must approve any plans before Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. can complete a deal to purchase Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Surgery to end Hill’s season
Former All-Star has played in 18 games in last two years
December 19, 2001
Former All-Star Grant Hill will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a third operation on his left ankle.
Cards add Martinez
Ex-Yankee first baseman signs three-year deal
December 19, 2001
Tino Martinez and Chuck Knoblauch, teammates on three straight New York Yankees World Series championship teams, found new baseball homes on Tuesday, signing free agent contracts.
Cleveland unloads Rocker in trade with Texas
December 19, 2001
Although John Rocker was sent packing Tuesday for the second time in six months, the reliever with the strong arm and even stronger opinions doesn’t think he’s running out of chances.
Fern Isabelle Leonard
December 19, 2001
Vermeil: Chiefs turning corner
KC coach says fans won’t have long to wait
December 19, 2001
At 4-9, the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t going to the playoffs this season.
Chairman of Lawrence bank to be honored by state group
December 19, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Lawrence banker has been named Kansan of the Year by the state’s Native Sons and Daughters organization. Ross Beach, chairman of the Douglas County Bank, will be honored during the group’s annual banquet Jan. 25 at the Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
U.S. won’t take on Iraq just yet
December 19, 2001
President Bush and his top advisers have decided, for now, against launching a war to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the next phase of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats. With the al-Qaida terrorist network all but vanquished in Afghanistan, speculation has been growing that Bush would turn his sights on Saddam, a longtime U.S. nemesis who is known to have chemical and biological weapons. Iraq also is believed to be working on obtaining nuclear weapons.
Education overhaul OK’d
Senate approves Bush’s plan, which includes increased testing of students
December 19, 2001
Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the major education overhaul sought by President Bush, providing more money for local school districts and insisting on higher achievement in return. For millions of students, it will mean new annual math and reading tests. The Senate vote, 87-10, marked a final bipartisan flourish for the most sweeping overhaul of federal education programs since the Great Society more than three decades ago. The House approved the bill last week on a vote of 381-41.
Rumsfeld: Allies must prepare for more attacks
December 19, 2001
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday said NATO must brace for more surprises from terrorists using everything from computer hackers to cruise missiles to wreak havoc on cities around the world. “We need to face the reality that the attacks of Sept. 11 horrific as they were may in fact be a dim preview of what is to come if we do not prepare today to defend our people from adversaries with weapons of increasing power and range,” Rumsfeld warned fellow defense ministers at NATO headquarters.
ECO2 setting goal for 12,000 new jobs
December 19, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Creating 12,000 new jobs in Lawrence during the next 25 years is the aim of a group looking for open space and industrial land. Members of ECO2, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce planning panel, agreed to the goal Tuesday. They said the jobs would come from constructing business parks that attract a mix of new high-tech and traditional industrial employers to Douglas County.
District considering ‘pay-to-ride’ bus system
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The parents of about one in five Lawrence students would have to pay for their children’s ride to school under a proposal aimed at helping the cash-strapped district make ends meet. A school district committee Tuesday raised the possibility of cutting expenses by shifting to a “pay-to-ride” bus system.
Al-Qaida members sought in Yemen
December 19, 2001
Yemeni forces trained and equipped with U.S. funds fought a battle in the American-led war on terrorism Tuesday, engaging armed tribesmen in a bid to capture suspected members of Osama bin Laden’s terror network, government officials and tribal sources said.
Agreement elusive on economic stimulus
December 19, 2001
Republicans and Democrats traded accusations in public and negotiated without success in private on Tuesday as the White House and Congress wrangled over legislation to help workers laid off by recession and the Sept. 11 attacks.
Study finds half of all HIV patients have drug-resistant virus
December 19, 2001
A disturbing new study found that at least half of all Americans under care for HIV infection carry viruses that are resistant to some of the standard AIDS drugs.
Former deputy testifies in sheriff slaying case
December 19, 2001
DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey began planning to kill his successor days after losing to him in an election, making sure he had an alibi and promising four hit men cushy jobs in his department as a reward, a former deputy testified Tuesday.
Mexican trucking companies sue U.S.
December 19, 2001
Eleven Mexican trucking companies filed a $4 billion lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the U.S. government of discrimination by denying them permits to operate and do business in United States.
Cuba deals with rare multiple slaying
December 19, 2001
Five people, including a couple visiting from South Florida and their 8-year-old grandson, were shot and killed by attackers in a suspected robbery.
Federal drug agency to add agents
December 19, 2001
The Drug Enforcement Administration will step up prevention and treatment programs by adding more agents to work with local police and community groups to fight drug abuse.
N.Y. church sues city for arresting homeless
December 19, 2001
A church is suing the city, saying police are using nightsticks and threats of arrest to chase the homeless off its property at night even though the church invited them to stay there.
Seabury eyes move to Alvamar
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Bishop Seabury Academy went public Tuesday with a $3 million fund drive to buy Alvamar Racquet and Swim Club for its new campus. About 150 people assembled at the private Episcopal school’s Christmas concert learned afterward of the unanimous vote by Bishop Seabury’s board of trustees to move ahead with a bid to buy and renovate the property from businessman Bob Billings.
Montessori school to reopen
December 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Images of torched classrooms on the Raintree Montessori School campus can now become scrapbook memories. From ashes of a suspicious August 2000 fire that destroyed the private Lawrence school’s main building at 4601 Clinton Parkway, Raintree has been rebuilt and expanded during the past year.
Owner ready to give up tennis club for ‘higher use’
December 19, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence’s only indoor tennis center soon could be sold and converted into a private Episcopal school. And that would be just fine with Bob Billings.
District juggles chief judges
Administrative changes in judiciary announced
December 19, 2001
By Mike Belt Douglas County District Chief Judge Mike Malone doesn’t want to be chief anymore. After 12 years of what Malone described as a “mixed bag of highs and lows,” he asked the Kansas Supreme Court not to reappoint him to the administrative judge’s position.
Teacher suspended for leaving rifle in locked truck
December 19, 2001
By Mindie Paget Wellsville High School teacher Steve Decker is temporarily out of a job. And he doesn’t even have a deer to show for it.
Kansan’s general manager retires
December 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck As an editor at the Kansas City Star, Tom Eblen often hired Kansas University journalism graduates.
Kenneth D. Swander Jr.
December 19, 2001
Abandoned wheat acres well above state norm
December 19, 2001
Months after the 2001 wheat harvest was put in the bin, a newly released government report shows Kansas farmers abandoned 1.6 million acres much of it in western Kansas where drought was especially severe. Kansas Agricultural Statistics reported in its 2001 wheat county estimates that statewide wheat production of 328 million bushels was down 6 percent from a year earlier. The report is the first that breaks down by counties the size of this year’s wheat harvest.
Planning committee considers floodplain regulation changes
Latest proposal would allow some development in restricted areas
December 19, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission subcommittee is considering rewriting proposed regulations to allow some floodplain development so long as developers figure out ways to make sure it doesn’t have an as-yet undefined “negative impact.”
LaFrentz headed to 76ers?
December 19, 2001
Caught in the controversy involving team president and coach Dan Issel and desperate to acquire a big man, the Denver Nuggets are considering offering forwards Antonio McDyess and Raef LaFrentz to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star center Dikembe Mutombo, according to published reports.
Royals sign Knoblauch to one-year contract
December 19, 2001
Chuck Knoblauch is going from the New York Yankees, where he won three World Series titles, to a Kansas City team that twice in the past three seasons has lost almost 100 games. He says it won’t be an adjustment at all.
Stevenson’s case delayed
December 19, 2001
The rape and assault cases against Utah Jazz player DeShawn Stevenson were postponed Tuesday until next month while lawyers try to negotiate a plea deal.
TOP 25 WOMEN ROUNDUP: No. 20 Florida flogs Elon, 81-53
December 19, 2001
Monique Cardenas had 17 points and 11 rebounds as No. 20 Florida beat Elon 81-53 on Tuesday night.
Area boys roundup: Santa Fe Trail charges past DeSoto, 53-42
December 19, 2001
Leading by three at halftime, Santa Fe Trail outscored DeSoto 15-8 in the third quarter to run away with a 53-42 victory.
Air Force leasing deal would boost Boeing
December 19, 2001
House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a $22 billion plan for the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767s that would be converted into midair refueling planes. The deal calls for the planes to be leased for 10 years. Boeing then would take them back or sell them to the government, said Todd Webster, spokesman for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Wichita cautiously optimistic about deal
December 19, 2001
A tentative agreement reached Tuesday on a $22 billion plan for the Air Force to lease 100 airborne refueling tankers built from Boeing 767 commercial jets could help alleviate job losses at Boeing’s Wichita plant, the company said. “That is wonderful. That is good news,” Boeing spokesman Dick Ziegler said upon learning of the deal. “But I want to point out one small detail: We still don’t have a defense budget.”
Beepers replace lines to see Santa
December 19, 2001
Attention any parent who has spent hours waiting in line with whining, screaming children to see Santa Claus: Santa is paging you.
Daily ticker
December 19, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.61; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $3.97. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $3.97. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $3.97. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $3.99. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.02. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, $1.88; soybeans, $4.02.
Briefcase
December 19, 2001
Housing construction rises by 8.2 percent Suiza, Dean seek government approval IMF: Global economy slows to 10-year low
Briefcase
December 19, 2001
Housing construction rises by 8.2 percent Suiza, Dean seek government approval IMF: Global economy slows to 10-year low
Charles F. Edwards
December 19, 2001
City commission briefs
December 19, 2001
City approves plan for ‘Peace Pole’ in park Bond advisor hired Heritage committee members named
City commission briefs
December 19, 2001
City approves plan for ‘Peace Pole’ in park Bond advisor hired Heritage committee members named
Few freebies
December 19, 2001
If city officials are pleased by ridership on the new bus system, their expectations must have been very low. Who’s kidding whom? A recent Journal-World news story quoted local officials saying the city’s year-old public transportation system is doing well and that they are pleased with passenger ridership.
Housing success
December 19, 2001
To the editor: Concerning your story of Dec. 3, “Rental dispute highlights Section 8 housing challenges,” I would like to make the following comments:
Marion Katherine Resco
December 19, 2001
On the record
December 19, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
December 19, 2001
Policy questioned
December 19, 2001
To the editor: For years I have been a frequent giver to the Salvation Army’s bellringers. This habit of mine changed this year when a friend of mine clued me into a darker side of the organization. The Salvation Army religious beliefs are very anti-homosexuality, and it currently practices discrimination in its workplace based on individual’s sexuality. Under federal law the Salvation Army is not doing anything illegal, and it wants to keep things that way.
Rams rip Eagles
December 19, 2001
North Texas came into the New Orleans Bowl with a losing record, and Colorado State made sure the Mean Green left that way.
Remarks clarified
December 19, 2001
To the editor: Dear Mr. Cutler, in responding to your opinion regarding the article in the Journal-World on Dec. 1: I should apologize to you if I meant the way as you think.
State briefs
December 19, 2001
Sen. Roberts announces academy nominations Ottawa University names new director of marketing Justice grants to Kansas top $37 million mark for year
State briefs
December 19, 2001
Sen. Roberts announces academy nominations Ottawa University names new director of marketing Justice grants to Kansas top $37 million mark for year
6News Video Reports: Kinsey and Duncan receive sentences
December 19, 2001
The KU football players were given probation after pleading no contest to charges of using a stolen credit card.
Ex-KU QB has no one to blame but himself
December 19, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Has any Kansas University student-athlete ever had a rockier year and a half both on and off the field than Mario Kinsey? Kinsey, who showed promise as a red-shirt freshman quarterback last fall, is officially toast. On the field, he was inconsistent. Off the field well, he was in the headlines too often. In fact, if Kinsey were a cat he would have used at least a handful of lives during his three semesters on Mount Oread.
Undergraduate students score research awards
December 19, 2001
Twelve Kansas University students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards for the spring semester.
s case delayed
December 19, 2001
The rape and assault cases against Utah Jazz player DeShawn Stevenson were postponed Tuesday until next month while lawyers try to negotiate a plea deal.