Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2001

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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.
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.
Lawrence lands state events
December 19, 2001
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.
Julie Lynn Hamm Thornton
December 19, 2001
Arthur “Pete” Salsbury
December 19, 2001
Mildred R. Johnson Owen
December 19, 2001
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
Theda C. Kepple
December 19, 2001
Housing success
December 19, 2001
Policy questioned
December 19, 2001
Remarks clarified
December 19, 2001
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.
Kenneth D. Swander Jr.
December 19, 2001
Charles F. Edwards
December 19, 2001
Marion Katherine Resco
December 19, 2001
On the record
December 19, 2001