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U.S. airstrikes hit convoy thought to contain Taliban leaders
December 21, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 3:29 p.m.) U.S. warplanes on Friday attacked a convoy that the Pentagon said was carrying Taliban or al-Qaida leaders in Afghanistan. But an Afghan official said the trucks were bringing tribal leaders loyal to the new government to the capital.
Two injured in K-10 traffic accident
December 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:03 a.m.) Two drivers suffered injuries Friday morning when their vehicles collided on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
British peacekeepers arrive in Kabul
December 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:31 p.m.) A convoy of 80 British Royal Marines entered the Afghan capital Friday, the first contingent of multinational peacekeepers launching a six-month mission to protect the new interim government.
Theory has hole
December 21, 2001
To the editor: County Commissioner Jere McElhaney’s economic theory (buy six items of groceries, and check the prices again next year) has a hole almost big enough to move a house through. That is, if you have enough income for housing, which is the point he missed!
Sony plays broadband
December 21, 2001
Yahoo Japan Corp., Softbank Corp. and Sony Corp.’s video-game unit have agreed to jointly provide broadband network services for Sony PlayStation2 consoles. The companies plan to start offering services in Japan such as online auctions, financial services, sports information and news by spring 2002, they said Thursday.
Positive event
December 21, 2001
On the record
December 21, 2001
On the record
December 21, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
National briefs
December 21, 2001
New York: Widow sues United Airlines in World Trade Center death Washington: Airlines seek more time to install tighter security
Loss of Fox
December 21, 2001
Herald M. Spencer
December 21, 2001
Ethel Fern Jones
December 21, 2001
Education needed
December 21, 2001
To the editor: Upon reading Mr. Smith’s letter concerning the South Lawrence Trafficway, I felt that education was necessary.
Edmund Nuss
December 21, 2001
Collins services
December 21, 2001
Briefcase
December 21, 2001
Aviation: Vanguard opens service to Colorado Springs Communications: Juniper shares fall Sale: Atchison Casting Corp. sheds steel subsidiary Energy: Mirant issues shares
Briefcase
December 21, 2001
Aviation: Vanguard opens service to Colorado Springs Communications: Juniper shares fall Sale: Atchison Casting Corp. sheds steel subsidiary Energy: Mirant issues shares
Antoinette Louise Frye
December 21, 2001
Religion briefs
December 21, 2001
Corpus Christi plans holiday services Vinland schedules annual living nativity Children to sing at Community Bible Lawrence Heights sets candlelight service Clinton Assembly offers living nativity
Area briefs
December 21, 2001
Pratt: Pratt County reports largest marijuana bust Kansas City, Mo.: Teen gets 70 years for stealing two cars
Area briefs
December 21, 2001
Pratt: Pratt County reports largest marijuana bust Kansas City, Mo.: Teen gets 70 years for stealing two cars
Daily ticker
December 21, 2001
Bears annihilate Arkansas-Little Rock, 85-55
December 21, 2001
Danielle Crockrom scored 22 points and Sheila Lambert added 17 to lead No. 8 Baylor to an 85-55 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Thursday night. Crockrom and Lambert connected on a combined 18-of-29 shots, a 62 percent average, while the Bears (11-0) hit 33-of-71 for 47 percent.
U.S. arms arrive in fight against hostage takers
December 21, 2001
The U.S. Army Thursday gave hundreds of weapons, including sniper rifles, mortars and grenade launchers, to the Philippine military for use against a Muslim extremist group linked to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network.
Hundreds riot at prison
December 21, 2001
More than 300 inmates rioted at a crowded state prison Thursday, prompting a crackdown by guards using tear gas and wooden bullets, authorities said. Five inmates were seriously injured.
Senate buries Bush’s economic stimulus package
December 21, 2001
The Senate staged a political burial Thursday for economic stimulus legislation with each party seeking political gain from the turn of events. “That bill ought to get … to my desk so that we can help the unemployed people and help grow jobs,” President Bush said, although administration aides said he would not summon the Democratic-controlled Senate back into session to resurrect the measure.
Afghan outpost features bare niceties for U.S. troops
Bombed-out aircraft hangar is temporary home to Americans in Bagram
December 21, 2001
The soldier’s beard was scruffy, his boots dirty. He wore jeans, a checkered scarf and a big, flat hat. What he craved more than anything else was some college football news. He hadn’t seen a Stars and Stripes in three weeks and wondered about the Rose Bowl.
Montana faces Furman in title tilt
December 21, 2001
After Montana lost to Georgia Southern in the I-AA national championship game a year ago, the Grizzlies vowed to return for another try. Instead of another shot at Georgia Southern today, Montana (14-1) faces Furman (12-2), which ousted Georgia Southern from the playoffs last week.
Tangerine Bowl: Pitt whips Wolfpack, 34-19
December 21, 2001
Antonio Bryant was healthy enough to give Pittsburgh its first bowl win since 1989. Bryant, a question mark heading into the game with a bad right ankle, caught two touchdown passes as the Panthers closed out a remarkable turnaround season with a 34-19 victory over North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl on Thursday night.
Miami’s Stoops leaning on brothers
Oklahoma coaches giving Miami assistant coach advice on defending Nebraska
December 21, 2001
Miami defensive backs coach Mark Stoops has received some advice from his family this week. Stoops has spoken with his brothers Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and OU co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Mike Stoops about how to defend Nebraska as he prepares for the Rose Bowl.
Duo at home for work
December 21, 2001
Companies: Images of Life by Denise; and Barkley Developments, rural Wellsville. Owners: Denise Barkley owns Images; Don Barkley owns Barkley Developments. Number of employees: Two the Barkleys, who are married. Years in business: Nine months.
Sony plays broadband
December 21, 2001
Yahoo Japan Corp., Softbank Corp. and Sony Corp.’s video-game unit have agreed to jointly provide broadband network services for Sony PlayStation2 consoles. The companies plan to start offering services in Japan such as online auctions, financial services, sports information and news by spring 2002, they said Thursday.
Roundup: Kings win fight-filled game with Ottawa
December 21, 2001
Lubomir Visnovsky broke a tie with 5:15 remaining as Los Angeles beat Ottawa 4-2 Thursday night in a game that featured a wild second-period brawl. Jaroslav Modry, Steve Heinze and Adam Deadmarsh also scored to help the Kings extend their winning streak to five games and their unbeaten string to seven at 6-0-1.
Mariucci may bolt for Notre Dame
Sources say coach doesn’t feel appreciated for role in 49ers’ turnaround
December 21, 2001
This should be a time of giddy celebration for the 49ers. This week they officially returned to the ranks of the playoff-bound, a journey completed more quickly and convincingly than anyone could have predicted.
Harrick Jr. admits fibs
Georgia assistant fabricated parts of resume
December 21, 2001
Five years after UCLA fired his father for lying about an expense account, Georgia assistant coach Jim Harrick Jr. has admitted that his media-guide biography exaggerates his playing career and academic honors.
Notebook: Winston Cup champ to skip 2002 IROC
December 21, 2001
Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon will not compete in the 2002 International Race of Champions series. Gordon cited his Winston Cup schedule and sponsor commitments among the reasons for declining the invitation.
Low-flying planes spark concern
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Planes redeploying from the Kentucky Air National Guard in Louisville, Ky., might be behind the several sightings of low-flying aircraft reported this week by Lawrence residents.
Grisly images released in cemetery case
December 21, 2001
Attorneys suing a cemetery company accused of recycling graves showed grisly photos and video footage Thursday of crushed burial vaults and human remains discarded in the woods.
Olympic spending draws fire
McCain says rich taking advantage of government spending
December 21, 2001
Sen. John McCain condemned Salt Lake City’s Olympic spending during a speech Thursday and suggested billionaires who benefitted from government spending should be the target of a federal investigation.
Letters to Santa Claus more selfless this season
December 21, 2001
“Mommy lost her job after Sept. 11, 2001,” 6-year-old Paris wrote to Santa Claus. “Daddy works two jobs now. Please help.” In another note, another tall order: “My daddy just died and I am so sad,” wrote a girl named Lorie.
Motion picture nominees for Golden Globes
December 21, 2001
Motion picture nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Golden Globe Awards.
Three NFL players face accusations
December 21, 2001
Three NFL players and a former player were accused in a lawsuit Thursday of drugging and raping a woman at a Las Vegas apartment and hotel room in May 2000.
Warner hopes noise won’t be factor
Music played in New Orleans made it difficult for Rams quarterback to hear
December 21, 2001
After a noisy Monday night in New Orleans cost the St. Louis Rams four timeouts, Kurt Warner is anticipating more peace and quiet this weekend. When the Rams (11-2) resumed practice Thursday, the quarterback still could hear the music that blared in the Superdome whenever plays were relayed from the sideline.
Golden Globes stress dark side
December 21, 2001
It’s definitely a year for the terrifying, troubled, twisted and tragic at the movies. Solemn films about delusion, blackmail, vengeance and doomed love dominated Golden Globe contenders, including “A Beautiful Mind” and “Moulin Rouge,” which led with six nominations each.
Argentina’s president resigns amid chaos
December 21, 2001
President Fernando de la Rua resigned Thursday, a high-ranking official said, as his government crumbled amid deadly rioting and looting sparked by anger about Argentina’s deepening economic crisis.
Photos capture ‘mystery squid’
December 21, 2001
A bizarre creature with 20-foot-long spidery legs that lives in the cold, inky black 3 miles below the surface of the ocean has been discovered in photographs taken by deep-sea submersibles.
Salina loses one flight to Kansas City
December 21, 2001
U.S. Airway Express has canceled one of its three daily flights from Salina to Kansas City, Mo., citing low passenger volume. Tim Rogers, executive director of the Salina Municipal Airport, told the Salina Airport Authority about the cut Wednesday.
Unity on the homefront
December 21, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe If there was a theme song to this passing autumn, I guess it was America the Vulnerable. We were struck, out of the blue, by a reminder of how life can end in the middle of a phone call or a cup of coffee or a business trip.
Education needed
December 21, 2001
Education officials await aftermath of school reforms
Costs to comply cause concerns
December 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence and state school officials are waiting to see how the education reform law passed by Congress will play out here. Early concerns are that Kansas and other states will be left to pay the costs of new tests ordered in Washington.
Budget cutbacks may modify VA hospital services
December 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Vern Russell goes to the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka twice a year for checkups. He also gets pills, eyeglasses and other medical assistance. On Thursday, Russell and other Lawrence veterans who rely on VA hospitals learned budget problems are forcing the VA to close a building at the Topeka hospital, move programs to Leavenworth and cut jobs.
Travelers may find happy trails
Expect low gasoline prices and favorable weather, experts say
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt There is good news this weekend for Christmas holiday travelers. Christmastime gasoline prices are at their lowest in three years, people are regaining confidence in commercial air travel and a major winter storm will merely graze Kansas.
Religion briefs
December 21, 2001
Corpus Christi plans holiday services Vinland schedules annual living nativity Children to sing at Community Bible Lawrence Heights sets candlelight service Clinton Assembly offers living nativity
KC jazz advocate dies at 71
December 21, 2001
Eddie Baker, whose push for a place to house a jazz hall of fame planted the seeds for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s 18th and Vine district, died Tuesday after complications from heart surgery. He was 71.
Bible said little about Mary, so early Christians added stories
December 21, 2001
“No woman has had more influence on Christian faith and practice” than Jesus’ mother Mary, says Ronald F. Hock of the University of Southern California. Yet “it would be extremely difficult to explain her tremendous role throughout history” solely from the New Testament.
The first Christmas
Jesus’ birth marked ‘the golden age of Jewish pluralism’
December 21, 2001
By Jim Baker Today Christmas is associated, in the minds of most Americans, with gift giving and endless rounds of holiday parties. Amid all the celebrations of the season, it’s easy to forget what the real meaning of the day is supposed to be all about: the birth of Jesus Christ.
9/11 spawns positive changes
December 21, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Sept. 11 has changed everything, including the way we look at this Christmas. The daily portraits in The New York Times of lives lost in the attacks reads like a yearbook of sadness and unrealized hopes.
Friends and neighbors
December 21, 2001
Motion picture nominees for Golden Globes
December 21, 2001
Motion picture nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Golden Globe Awards.
National briefs
December 21, 2001
Pennsylvania: Trial ordered in case of decades-old slaying South Carolina: Insurers ordered to pay millions to blacks
Hundreds riot at prison
December 21, 2001
More than 300 inmates rioted at a crowded state prison Thursday, prompting a crackdown by guards using tear gas and wooden bullets, authorities said. Five inmates were seriously injured.
Penske defection has helped, too
December 21, 2001
Although the defection of Roger Penske from CART has brought considerable publicity to the IRL, officials of the circuit figure they already were on the fast track to success.
Notebook: Winston Cup champ to skip 2002 IROC
December 21, 2001
Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon will not compete in the 2002 International Race of Champions series. Gordon cited his Winston Cup schedule and sponsor commitments among the reasons for declining the invitation.
Thieves hit storage business
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police are trying to learn how much was stolen earlier this week when burglars hit about 40 storage units at Plaza Storage, 2300 W. 31st St. Sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning the thieves cut a hole in a wire fence surrounding the business to gain entry, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
State continues to seek SLT permits
December 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The South Lawrence Trafficway is on the state’s budget chopping block, but that apparently isn’t stopping transportation officials from trying to obtain proper permits for the project.
Games promote stereotypes
December 21, 2001
By Akilah Monifa Knight-Ridder/Tribune With Christmas right around the corner, many children have video games on their wish lists. The violence of these games bothers me, as do their representations of people of color and women. A recently released report by Children Now’s Children & the Media Program analyzes race and ethnicity, violence, and gender in video games and finds some surprising numbers.
s prudence
December 21, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Mike Malone’s move should remind everyone of a major challenge for the immediate future. Mike Malone is stepping away from the role as administrative judge for Douglas County District Court.
Salina loses one flight to Kansas City
December 21, 2001
U.S. Airway Express has canceled one of its three daily flights from Salina to Kansas City, Mo., citing low passenger volume. Tim Rogers, executive director of the Salina Municipal Airport, told the Salina Airport Authority about the cut Wednesday.
McCain says rich taking advantage of government spending
December 21, 2001
Sen. John McCain condemned Salt Lake City’s Olympic spending during a speech Thursday and suggested billionaires who benefitted from government spending should be the target of a federal investigation.
Grisly images released in cemetery case
December 21, 2001
Attorneys suing a cemetery company accused of recycling graves showed grisly photos and video footage Thursday of crushed burial vaults and human remains discarded in the woods.
Baylor rolls in tourney victory
December 21, 2001
Lawrence Roberts, one of Baylor’s three impressive freshman, had 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Bears beat Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 97-58 Thursday night in the Carolina Shootout.
Collins services
December 21, 2001
Services for Odessa Clark Collins, 83, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Collins died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Cooper’s Home Care, Lawrence.
Radcliffe services
December 21, 2001
Graveside services for Lorena May Radcliffe, 93, formerly of the Lawrence and Perry area, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Mrs. Radcliffe died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at the home of friends in Graham, Wash.
Herald M. Spencer
December 21, 2001
Services for Herald M. Spencer, 91, Burlington, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, east of Burlington. Mr. Spencer died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Life Care Center, Burlington, where he had been a resident since 1997.
Edmund Nuss
December 21, 2001
Services for Edmund Nuss, 90, Russell, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman’s Memorial Chapel, Russell. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery. Mr. Nuss died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
Georgia assistant fabricated parts of resume
December 21, 2001
Five years after UCLA fired his father for lying about an expense account, Georgia assistant coach Jim Harrick Jr. has admitted that his media-guide biography exaggerates his playing career and academic honors.
6Sports video report: Free State holds off a surging LHS
December 21, 2001
James Sido reports on Thursday night’s game between the Free State and Lawrence High girls.
s Young as defensive coordinator
December 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Bill Young has been named Kansas University’s defensive coordinator after a season as the Detroit Lions’ defensive line coach, the Jayhawks announced Thursday. Young, 54, is a 25-year coaching veteran, including 16 combined seasons as defensive coordinator at Southern California, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Tulsa.
Coach sounds off on fans, criticisms, demands of job
December 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore There’s a perception that Kansas University’s basketball team surrenders too many wide-open three-pointers because the Jayhawks “double down.” It’s a notion that irritates KU coach Roy Williams, who says his guards and forwards absolutely do not drop into the post to help double-team opposing teams’ big men, who then kick the ball out for bonus baskets.
s late shot decisive
December 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High girls basketball coach Craig Hershiser was about to send out the search-and-rescue unit for offense in the fourth quarter on Thursday, then along came junior Jayme Lisher to save the Firebirds in their home opener.
Oklahoma coaches giving Miami assistant coach advice on defending Nebraska
December 21, 2001
Miami defensive backs coach Mark Stoops has received some advice from his family this week. Stoops has spoken with his brothers Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and OU co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Mike Stoops about how to defend Nebraska as he prepares for the Rose Bowl.
But Rose Bowl payoff is at least $11 million
December 21, 2001
The University of Nebraska will spend up to $2.3 million including $547,000 in bonuses for coaches in conjunction with the football team’s trip to the Jan. 3 Rose Bowl.
s economic stimulus package
December 21, 2001
The Senate staged a political burial Thursday for economic stimulus legislation with each party seeking political gain from the turn of events. “That bill ought to get … to my desk so that we can help the unemployed people and help grow jobs,” President Bush said, although administration aides said he would not summon the Democratic-controlled Senate back into session to resurrect the measure.
NU rover returns to practice
December 21, 2001
Nebraska defensive back Philip Bland is probably more eager than any of his teammates to play in the Rose Bowl. At this point, Bland is excited just to practice after nearly seven weeks off because of a broken bone in his ankle.
U.S. airstrikes hit convoy thought to contain Taliban leaders
December 21, 2001
(Web Posted Friday at 3:29 p.m.) U.S. warplanes on Friday attacked a convoy that the Pentagon said was carrying Taliban or al-Qaida leaders in Afghanistan. But an Afghan official said the trucks were bringing tribal leaders loyal to the new government to the capital.
Victim families to get average of $1.65 million in federal aid
December 21, 2001
Families of victims of the terrorist attacks would receive an average of $1.65 million under a federal aid program unveiled Thursday. The Justice Department will begin taking claims today and the first partial checks could be issued before New Year’s.
Old home town
December 21, 2001
Radcliffe services
December 21, 2001
People
December 21, 2001
Bush, Giuliani deemed intriguing Singer pleads guilty to battery Charles, Camilla take a stroll
National briefs
December 21, 2001
New York: Widow sues United Airlines in World Trade Center death Washington: Airlines seek more time to install tighter security
National briefs
December 21, 2001
Pennsylvania: Trial ordered in case of decades-old slaying South Carolina: Insurers ordered to pay millions to blacks
Lawrence briefs
December 21, 2001
Homeless shelter to open at school during holidays Fund-raising efforts net honors for firefighter, officer Cyclist struck by bus at 19th and Iowa streets Local organization to wrap gifts for donations
Lawrence briefs
December 21, 2001
Homeless shelter to open at school during holidays Fund-raising efforts net honors for firefighter, officer Cyclist struck by bus at 19th and Iowa streets Local organization to wrap gifts for donations
Garnet B. Fitch
December 21, 2001
Games promote stereotypes
December 21, 2001
By Akilah Monifa Knight-Ridder/Tribune With Christmas right around the corner, many children have video games on their wish lists. The violence of these games bothers me, as do their representations of people of color and women. A recently released report by Children Now’s Children & the Media Program analyzes race and ethnicity, violence, and gender in video games and finds some surprising numbers.
Briefly
December 21, 2001
South Africa: Ceiling collapses, injures 21 at shopping mall Jerusalem: Two Palestinians killed in Mideast violence
Briefly
December 21, 2001
South Africa: Ceiling collapses, injures 21 at shopping mall Jerusalem: Two Palestinians killed in Mideast violence
On the street
December 21, 2001
Do teens have a smoking problem? Talia Van Anne, 14 years old, Eighth grade
6Sports video report: Free State holds off a surging LHS
December 21, 2001
James Sido reports on Thursday night’s game between the Free State and Lawrence High girls.
6Sports video report: LHS boys using loss to Free State as motivation
December 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming basketball game between the Lawrence High and Free State boys.
Elsie Carrol Van Vleck
December 21, 2001
Jean Wolff
December 21, 2001
December 21, 2001
By Jim Baker Today Christmas is associated, in the minds of most Americans, with gift giving and endless rounds of holiday parties. Amid all the celebrations of the season, it’s easy to forget what the real meaning of the day is supposed to be all about: the birth of Jesus Christ.
Tangerine Bowl: Pitt whips Wolfpack, 34-19
December 21, 2001
Antonio Bryant was healthy enough to give Pittsburgh its first bowl win since 1989. Bryant, a question mark heading into the game with a bad right ankle, caught two touchdown passes as the Panthers closed out a remarkable turnaround season with a 34-19 victory over North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl on Thursday night.
After rough beginning, Washington has put together seven-game winning streak
December 21, 2001
Chris Whitney is the only Washington Wizards player remaining from the team’s last seven-game winning streak. It was so long ago, he doesn’t remember it. But many, many losing streaks are very fresh in his mind, and that makes the current seven-game run very, very sweet.
New England can take division lead by beating Miami
December 21, 2001
The New England Patriots never expected to be in position in the 15th week of the season to take control of the AFC East. But when Miami comes to Foxboro on Saturday, that’s exactly where the Patriots will be.
Golden Globes stress dark side
December 21, 2001
It’s definitely a year for the terrifying, troubled, twisted and tragic at the movies. Solemn films about delusion, blackmail, vengeance and doomed love dominated Golden Globe contenders, including “A Beautiful Mind” and “Moulin Rouge,” which led with six nominations each.
Report: Bin Laden names hijackers in tape
December 21, 2001
Osama bin Laden names some of the Sept. 11 hijackers and commends them to Allah, according to a more thorough translation by one of the experts hired by the government to review a videotape of the suspected terrorist.
British peacekeepers arrive in Kabul
December 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 3:31 p.m.) A convoy of 80 British Royal Marines entered the Afghan capital Friday, the first contingent of multinational peacekeepers launching a six-month mission to protect the new interim government.
Spirituality
December 21, 2001
Bin Laden edges Bush as top religion newsmaker U.S. Jewish population increased slightly in 2000 Wisconsin gets its first Wiccan prison chaplain
Lawrence High looking to avenge loss to FSHS
December 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Nearly 10 months have passed since Lawrence High’s season-ending 53-51 boys basketball loss to Free State High in a packed LHS gym, yet it seems like yesterday to Lion coach Chris Davis.
$20 billion slated for war, recovery
December 21, 2001
A $20 billion package financing the war in Afghanistan and the recovery from the Sept. 11 attacks swept to congressional approval Thursday as lawmakers capped an extraordinary 2001 session and adjourned for the year.
After 100 days of war, prince now suspected, peacekeepers enter mix
December 21, 2001
President Bush marked the first 100 days of the war against terrorism Thursday by asking allies to freeze the assets of two more groups, including one that he said provided information about nuclear weapons to Osama bin Laden.
Daily ticker
December 21, 2001
Dow Industrials 85.31, 9,985.18
6News video report: Consultation could slow SLT
December 21, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to notify more than 500 Indian Nations about the Eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
State continues to seek SLT permits
December 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn The South Lawrence Trafficway is on the state’s budget chopping block, but that apparently isn’t stopping transportation officials from trying to obtain proper permits for the project.
Baylor rolls in tourney victory
December 21, 2001
Lawrence Roberts, one of Baylor’s three impressive freshman, had 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Bears beat Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 97-58 Thursday night in the Carolina Shootout.
Cavaliers’ zone stymies Hoyas
December 21, 2001
Nineteen years after the “Game of the Century,” Virginia was in a zone. That’s zone as in zone defense. Man-to-man stalwart Pete Gillen stunned everyone and went zone virtually the whole game, and it kept Georgetown’s big men quiet in Thursday night’s 61-55 victory in the John Thompson Classic.
Wizards surprising themselves
After rough beginning, Washington has put together seven-game winning streak
December 21, 2001
Chris Whitney is the only Washington Wizards player remaining from the team’s last seven-game winning streak. It was so long ago, he doesn’t remember it. But many, many losing streaks are very fresh in his mind, and that makes the current seven-game run very, very sweet.
Roundup: Knicks miss late chances
Grizzlies claim rare win in New York, 90-88
December 21, 2001
Marcus Camby’s layup hung on the rim and fell out. He tipped the ball and it missed, and Kurt Thomas did the same. The ball bounced out to Mark Jackson for a 5-footer that also hung on the rim but wouldn’t fall.
Thieves hit storage business
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Lawrence Police are trying to learn how much was stolen earlier this week when burglars hit about 40 storage units at Plaza Storage, 2300 W. 31st St. Sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning the thieves cut a hole in a wire fence surrounding the business to gain entry, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Victim families to get average of $1.65 million in federal aid
December 21, 2001
Families of victims of the terrorist attacks would receive an average of $1.65 million under a federal aid program unveiled Thursday. The Justice Department will begin taking claims today and the first partial checks could be issued before New Year’s.
$20 billion slated for war, recovery
December 21, 2001
A $20 billion package financing the war in Afghanistan and the recovery from the Sept. 11 attacks swept to congressional approval Thursday as lawmakers capped an extraordinary 2001 session and adjourned for the year.
Decision may erect roadblock to SLT
Corps of Engineers rules all Indian tribes have right to be consulted on highway
December 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn More than 500 Indian tribes will have the opportunity to become involved in the future of the South Lawrence Trafficway, creating concern among road builders that the project may become hopelessly bogged down in federal red tape.
Lawrence High looking to avenge loss to FSHS
December 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Nearly 10 months have passed since Lawrence High’s season-ending 53-51 boys basketball loss to Free State High in a packed LHS gym, yet it seems like yesterday to Lion coach Chris Davis.
Brokerage to trim jobs
A.G. Edwards announces layoffs, earnings decline
December 21, 2001
Brokerage giant A.G. Edwards Inc. will cut jobs as part of an effort to stem declining profits blamed on a weak economy worsened by the terrorist attacks, company officials said Thursday.
Report: Bin Laden names hijackers in tape
December 21, 2001
Osama bin Laden names some of the Sept. 11 hijackers and commends them to Allah, according to a more thorough translation by one of the experts hired by the government to review a videotape of the suspected terrorist.
NHL briefs
December 21, 2001
Lemieux passes torch to goalie’s daughter Fedorov will suit up for Russia in Olympics Sharks to release Sturm for Olympic qualifiers
Superintendent, school settle up
With judge’s OK, former chief will pay Haysville schools $44,600 for items he charged on a school credit card
December 21, 2001
A former school superintendent who used his school credit card for personal charges will make restitution of $44,600 if a judge approves a recommended sentence today. Lynn Stevens, who was superintendent of the Haysville district, pleaded no contest last month to one count of misusing public funds. He is expected to be placed on probation.
Gordon won’t back off
Defending champ vows ‘to rub them right back’
December 21, 2001
Although NASCAR isn’t on the verge of becoming “Days of Thunder,” one of Robert Duvall’s best lines from the rough-and-tumble 1990 movie about big-time stock car racing hasn’t been lost on Jeff Gordon.
IRL oozes optimism with 15-race schedule
Penske defection has helped, too
December 21, 2001
Although the defection of Roger Penske from CART has brought considerable publicity to the IRL, officials of the circuit figure they already were on the fast track to success.
Surprisingly, Patriots still alive
New England can take division lead by beating Miami
December 21, 2001
The New England Patriots never expected to be in position in the 15th week of the season to take control of the AFC East. But when Miami comes to Foxboro on Saturday, that’s exactly where the Patriots will be.
Separate sex-ed classes make sense
December 21, 2001
Our local school board is currently trying to decide whether boys and girls should be segregated for courses on sexuality and “family life.” What are your feelings with regard to coed sex-education programs?
Theory has hole
December 21, 2001
Bush must promote anti-terrorism agenda
December 21, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group To convince others that he can move the world, President Bush must now show that he can move his nation. The urgent next task in Bush’s war on global terrorism is to establish an American agenda for change at home and abroad that reflects the enormity of Sept. 11 and its aftermath.
A jurist’s prudence
December 21, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Mike Malone’s move should remind everyone of a major challenge for the immediate future. Mike Malone is stepping away from the role as administrative judge for Douglas County District Court.
Aides receive experimental anthrax vaccine
December 21, 2001
Four dozen congressional aides began receiving an experimental anthrax vaccine Thursday, as federal officials announced that Capitol Hill employees and postal workers had been exposed to much higher levels of the deadly bacteria than had been previously known.
KU prepares for cuts
December 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Chancellor Robert Hemenway ordered contingency plans Thursday to reduce spending at Kansas University. In a memo distributed to faculty and staff, Hemenway ordered the university to find ways to cut spending by 2 percent in the current fiscal year and 5 percent in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.
6Sports video report: LHS boys using loss to Free State as motivation
December 21, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming basketball game between the Lawrence High and Free State boys.
in case of American Taliban
December 21, 2001
Many legal experts say the federal government is unlikely to file treason charges against John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, because it is such a difficult crime to prove.
U.S. arms arrive in fight against hostage takers
December 21, 2001
The U.S. Army Thursday gave hundreds of weapons, including sniper rifles, mortars and grenade launchers, to the Philippine military for use against a Muslim extremist group linked to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network.
Sound off
December 21, 2001
Q: As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas policyholder, I have already sent in my ballot on whether to accept the proposed buyout by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Can I change my vote?
Expect low gasoline prices and favorable weather, experts say
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt There is good news this weekend for Christmas holiday travelers. Christmastime gasoline prices are at their lowest in three years, people are regaining confidence in commercial air travel and a major winter storm will merely graze Kansas.
KC jazz advocate dies at 71
December 21, 2001
Eddie Baker, whose push for a place to house a jazz hall of fame planted the seeds for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s 18th and Vine district, died Tuesday after complications from heart surgery. He was 71.
s OK, former chief will pay Haysville schools $44,600 for items he charged on a school credit card
December 21, 2001
A former school superintendent who used his school credit card for personal charges will make restitution of $44,600 if a judge approves a recommended sentence today. Lynn Stevens, who was superintendent of the Haysville district, pleaded no contest last month to one count of misusing public funds. He is expected to be placed on probation.
Low-flying planes spark concern
December 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Planes redeploying from the Kentucky Air National Guard in Louisville, Ky., might be behind the several sightings of low-flying aircraft reported this week by Lawrence residents.
A.G. Edwards announces layoffs, earnings decline
December 21, 2001
Brokerage giant A.G. Edwards Inc. will cut jobs as part of an effort to stem declining profits blamed on a weak economy worsened by the terrorist attacks, company officials said Thursday.
Duo at home for work
December 21, 2001
Companies: Images of Life by Denise; and Barkley Developments, rural Wellsville. Owners: Denise Barkley owns Images; Don Barkley owns Barkley Developments. Number of employees: Two the Barkleys, who are married. Years in business: Nine months.
Something to cheer about
December 21, 2001
The Lawrence High student section celebrates a Lions basket in the second half. The Lions girls eventually fell to the Firebirds 44-4 Thursday evening at Free State High School.
Bears annihilate Arkansas-Little Rock, 85-55
December 21, 2001
Danielle Crockrom scored 22 points and Sheila Lambert added 17 to lead No. 8 Baylor to an 85-55 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Thursday night. Crockrom and Lambert connected on a combined 18-of-29 shots, a 62 percent average, while the Bears (11-0) hit 33-of-71 for 47 percent.
Antoinette Louise Frye
December 21, 2001
Tonganoxie Graveside services for Antoinette Louise Frye, 84, Osawatomie, will be at 3 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Frye died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Country Haven Nursing Home, Paola.
Bible said little about Mary, so early Christians added stories
December 21, 2001
“No woman has had more influence on Christian faith and practice” than Jesus’ mother Mary, says Ronald F. Hock of the University of Southern California. Yet “it would be extremely difficult to explain her tremendous role throughout history” solely from the New Testament.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
December 21, 2001
Coalition for homeless concerns opening shelter Nationwide increase in exams for grades 3-8 possible Inter-city boys high school basketball showdown coming up
6News video report: Consultation could slow SLT
December 21, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to notify more than 500 Indian Nations about the Eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Loss of Fox
December 21, 2001
To the editor: I find it appalling that Sunflower Broadband would even consider removing Fox Sports Midwest (Channel 50) from their basic cable package. Don’t they realize that this network carries many KU football and basketball games as well as some KC Royals games? What kind of hometown supporters are they? And we are to understand that they will replace the channel with another channel based on “customer requests.” How about the requests of KU fans interested in watching KU football and basketball?
Positive event
December 21, 2001
To the editor: On behalf of the board of directors, staff and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, I would like to thank the Lawrence community for participating in our Round-Up day held at the Dillons. We were very pleased with the number of people who participated and I believe that it reflects positively on the quality of the programs offered by our staff. Special recognition should go to Dillons for hosting the event.
Committee vote today on redistricting
December 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Some areas of Douglas County would have new state senators under a plan Republicans pushed Thursday. That plan and a Republican House redistricting proposal were blasted by Democrats, including a national Democratic Party staff member who criticized Republicans for putting together the plan without input from Democrats.
Old home town
December 21, 2001
In 1961 - The apparent low bid of $278,961 for construction of Douglas County State Lake apparently would be accepted by the Kansas Fish and Game Commission. In 1901 - On Dec. 21, 1901, the headline in the Lawrence Journal read “Wants to Buy More Land” and the readers were informed that “The recommendation of Superintendent H.B. Peairs of Haskell Institute that 325 more acres be added to the school farm here for the purpose of broadening the industrial features of the work has been favorably reported upon by the commissioner of Indian affairs, and he recommended an appropriation for the propose of purchase.”
Unity on the homefront
December 21, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe If there was a theme song to this passing autumn, I guess it was America the Vulnerable. We were struck, out of the blue, by a reminder of how life can end in the middle of a phone call or a cup of coffee or a business trip.
9/11 spawns positive changes
December 21, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Sept. 11 has changed everything, including the way we look at this Christmas. The daily portraits in The New York Times of lives lost in the attacks reads like a yearbook of sadness and unrealized hopes.
Grizzlies claim rare win in New York, 90-88
December 21, 2001
Marcus Camby’s layup hung on the rim and fell out. He tipped the ball and it missed, and Kurt Thomas did the same. The ball bounced out to Mark Jackson for a 5-footer that also hung on the rim but wouldn’t fall.
December 21, 2001
After months of serious study and merriment, 100,000 people have voted on the world’s funniest joke. In an experiment named Laughlab, a joke about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson emerged a clear winner Thursday from 10,000 entries.
s president resigns amid chaos
December 21, 2001
President Fernando de la Rua resigned Thursday, a high-ranking official said, as his government crumbled amid deadly rioting and looting sparked by anger about Argentina’s deepening economic crisis.
Costs to comply cause concerns
December 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence and state school officials are waiting to see how the education reform law passed by Congress will play out here. Early concerns are that Kansas and other states will be left to pay the costs of new tests ordered in Washington.
December 21, 2001
Although NASCAR isn’t on the verge of becoming “Days of Thunder,” one of Robert Duvall’s best lines from the rough-and-tumble 1990 movie about big-time stock car racing hasn’t been lost on Jeff Gordon.
Ask Gary for December
December 21, 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).
Two injured in K-10 traffic accident
December 21, 2001
(Updated Friday at 11:03 a.m.) Two drivers suffered injuries Friday morning when their vehicles collided on Kansas Highway 10 just east of Lawrence, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Local briefs
December 21, 2001
Science City stages visit to Pinckney classroom Costumed performers from Kansas City’s Science City on Thursday came to Pinckney School, delighting students with a mock courtroom battle that cast schoolchildren in some of the roles. The judge, portrayed by student Cameron Chase, will listen to arguments between a fern, played by student Juliet Remmers, and a T-Rex dinosaur portrayed by Ron Simonian of Science City. The Science City visit was sponsored by McDonald’s of Lawrence. Sue, the famous T-Rex skeleton is on exhibit at Science City through Jan. 1. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army holiday goal is about $22,000 short The Salvation Army is about $22,000 short of its Christmas fund-raising goal of $150,000. “We need these funds to meet program needs throughout the year,” said Capt. Kirk Schuetz of the Lawrence Salvation Army. Programs run by the organization include the social service office that helps families with rent, utility and food assistance; youth basketball; noon feeding; Christmas assistance; and the winter emergency shelter. Funds are being raised at various kettle locations throughout Lawrence and through mail-in contributions. Contributions may be given at any kettle location or sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1177, Lawrence 66044. For additional information, contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188. _________________________________ Kansas University: Campus housing costs to increase 6.8 percent The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved increasing the cost of student housing at Kansas University by 6.8 percent, or nearly $300 a year. The increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is the largest increase among the six regents universities and follows a 5.7 percent increase this academic year at KU. KU administrators said the increase was needed to offset inflation and the cost of improvements to the buildings. The increase will raise the yearly rate for a typical double-occupancy room at the residence halls by $294 from $4,348 to $4,642. By comparison, the regents approved increases of 6.1 percent at Kansas State University; 4.4 percent at Fort Hays State University; 3.8 percent at Wichita State University; 3.6 percent at Emporia State University; and 3 percent at Pittsburg State University. _________________________________ Public schools: Winter holiday break signals districtwide vacation time If you notice more children running around Lawrence today, there’s a good reason. The Lawrence public school district closed its doors Thursday for winter recess. The 10,000-student school system will return to action Thursday, Jan. 3. Despite a mild December, Supt. Randy Weseman said it would be good if parents review the district’s inclement weather procedures before classes resume. Key points: The district’s goal is to announce before 6 a.m. if schools are to be closed that day. When a decision can be made the preceding night, the district will try to make an announcement by 10 p.m. Consult area newspapers, TV stations and radio stations for information on school closings. Reports also will be posted online at www.usd497.org and on this Web site, www.ljworld.com. _________________________________ Fund-Raisers: Junior high donates $525 to Ronald McDonald House Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade students presented McDonald’s with a $525 check Thursday that was delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, Kan. To raise the money, the students started a penny war. Other fund-raising events included a pizza party. The students decided to give a third of the money to Ronald McDonald House, a third to the New York City fund and a third to America’s Fund for Afghan Children.
Huskers will spend $2.3 million for trip
But Rose Bowl payoff is at least $11 million
December 21, 2001
The University of Nebraska will spend up to $2.3 million including $547,000 in bonuses for coaches in conjunction with the football team’s trip to the Jan. 3 Rose Bowl.
KU taps Detroit’s Young as defensive coordinator
December 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Bill Young has been named Kansas University’s defensive coordinator after a season as the Detroit Lions’ defensive line coach, the Jayhawks announced Thursday. Young, 54, is a 25-year coaching veteran, including 16 combined seasons as defensive coordinator at Southern California, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Tulsa.
Corps of Engineers rules all Indian tribes have right to be consulted on highway
December 21, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn More than 500 Indian tribes will have the opportunity to become involved in the future of the South Lawrence Trafficway, creating concern among road builders that the project may become hopelessly bogged down in federal red tape.
Commodities
December 21, 2001
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.59; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $3.99. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $3.99. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.62; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $3.99. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.01. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.04. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.86; soybeans, $4.04.
Three NFL players face accusations
December 21, 2001
Three NFL players and a former player were accused in a lawsuit Thursday of drugging and raping a woman at a Las Vegas apartment and hotel room in May 2000.
Spirituality
December 21, 2001
Bin Laden edges Bush as top religion newsmaker U.S. Jewish population increased slightly in 2000 Wisconsin gets its first Wiccan prison chaplain
Separate sex-ed classes make sense
December 21, 2001
Our local school board is currently trying to decide whether boys and girls should be segregated for courses on sexuality and “family life.” What are your feelings with regard to coed sex-education programs?
Jean Wolff
December 21, 2001
Services for Jean Wolff, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Fifth-grade students wax eloquently in roles as U.S. historical personages
December 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Wax museum pieces lining Prairie Park School’s halls Wednesday so accurately portrayed Revolutionary War and U.S. Constitution-era notables they quite nearly looked real. And, after a fashion, they were.
NU rover returns to practice
December 21, 2001
Nebraska defensive back Philip Bland is probably more eager than any of his teammates to play in the Rose Bowl. At this point, Bland is excited just to practice after nearly seven weeks off because of a broken bone in his ankle.
KU hoops notebook - Williams: Jayhawks don’t ‘double down’
Coach sounds off on fans, criticisms, demands of job
December 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore There’s a perception that Kansas University’s basketball team surrenders too many wide-open three-pointers because the Jayhawks “double down.” It’s a notion that irritates KU coach Roy Williams, who says his guards and forwards absolutely do not drop into the post to help double-team opposing teams’ big men, who then kick the ball out for bonus baskets.
Friends and neighbors
December 21, 2001
Dec. 23 has become a separate holiday for Mary Ann Hicklin, Lawrence; her daughter, Melissa Hicklin, Lawrence, and Mary Ann Hicklin’s granddaughter, Frances Befort, 3, Topeka. These three generations all celebrate their birthday on Dec. 23. Frances is the daughter of Jay and Merrill Befort, Topeka. Nancy Kasberger, Mary Ann Hicklin’s cousin, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Little angels
December 21, 2001
Amy Brown, 6, front left, and Robbie Egan, front right, 6, both of Wichita, play the parts of “baby angels” in a performance of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” performed by the Wichita Children’s Theatre Thursday in Wichita. Despite cerebral palsy, Robbie, has been with the theater program for two years.
zone stymies Hoyas
December 21, 2001
Nineteen years after the “Game of the Century,” Virginia was in a zone. That’s zone as in zone defense. Man-to-man stalwart Pete Gillen stunned everyone and went zone virtually the whole game, and it kept Georgetown’s big men quiet in Thursday night’s 61-55 victory in the John Thompson Classic.
Ethel Fern Jones
December 21, 2001
Services for Ethel Fern Jones, 90, Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee. Mrs. Jones died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Montana faces Furman in title tilt
December 21, 2001
After Montana lost to Georgia Southern in the I-AA national championship game a year ago, the Grizzlies vowed to return for another try. Instead of another shot at Georgia Southern today, Montana (14-1) faces Furman (12-2), which ousted Georgia Southern from the playoffs last week.
People
December 21, 2001
Bush, Giuliani deemed intriguing Singer pleads guilty to battery Charles, Camilla take a stroll
Bombed-out aircraft hangar is temporary home to Americans in Bagram
December 21, 2001
The soldier’s beard was scruffy, his boots dirty. He wore jeans, a checkered scarf and a big, flat hat. What he craved more than anything else was some college football news. He hadn’t seen a Stars and Stripes in three weeks and wondered about the Rose Bowl.
Budget cutbacks may modify VA hospital services
December 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Vern Russell goes to the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka twice a year for checkups. He also gets pills, eyeglasses and other medical assistance. On Thursday, Russell and other Lawrence veterans who rely on VA hospitals learned budget problems are forcing the VA to close a building at the Topeka hospital, move programs to Leavenworth and cut jobs.
December 21, 2001
A bizarre creature with 20-foot-long spidery legs that lives in the cold, inky black 3 miles below the surface of the ocean has been discovered in photographs taken by deep-sea submersibles.
Garnet B. Fitch
December 21, 2001
Services for Garnet B. Fitch, 97, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Fitch died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Pittsburgh 13-15-4-2 without former captain, injured Lemieux
December 21, 2001
Jaromir Jagr’s timing couldn’t be better. Jagr returns to Pittsburgh as an opposing player for the first time today, and he couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to illustrate how much the Penguins miss him.
GOP plan splits county into 3 areas
Committee vote today on redistricting
December 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Some areas of Douglas County would have new state senators under a plan Republicans pushed Thursday. That plan and a Republican House redistricting proposal were blasted by Democrats, including a national Democratic Party staff member who criticized Republicans for putting together the plan without input from Democrats.
Treason charges ‘unlikely’ in case of American Taliban
December 21, 2001
Many legal experts say the federal government is unlikely to file treason charges against John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, because it is such a difficult crime to prove.
Firebirds foil Lions, 44-41
Lisher’s late shot decisive
December 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High girls basketball coach Craig Hershiser was about to send out the search-and-rescue unit for offense in the fourth quarter on Thursday, then along came junior Jayme Lisher to save the Firebirds in their home opener.
Jagr returns home to face Penguins
Pittsburgh 13-15-4-2 without former captain, injured Lemieux
December 21, 2001
Jaromir Jagr’s timing couldn’t be better. Jagr returns to Pittsburgh as an opposing player for the first time today, and he couldn’t have picked a more opportune time to illustrate how much the Penguins miss him.
Humor study reveals ‘funniest joke in world’
December 21, 2001
After months of serious study and merriment, 100,000 people have voted on the world’s funniest joke. In an experiment named Laughlab, a joke about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson emerged a clear winner Thursday from 10,000 entries.
Bush must promote anti-terrorism agenda
December 21, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group To convince others that he can move the world, President Bush must now show that he can move his nation. The urgent next task in Bush’s war on global terrorism is to establish an American agenda for change at home and abroad that reflects the enormity of Sept. 11 and its aftermath.
Roundup: Kings win fight-filled game with Ottawa
December 21, 2001
Lubomir Visnovsky broke a tie with 5:15 remaining as Los Angeles beat Ottawa 4-2 Thursday night in a game that featured a wild second-period brawl. Jaroslav Modry, Steve Heinze and Adam Deadmarsh also scored to help the Kings extend their winning streak to five games and their unbeaten string to seven at 6-0-1.
NHL briefs
December 21, 2001
Lemieux passes torch to goalie’s daughter Fedorov will suit up for Russia in Olympics Sharks to release Sturm for Olympic qualifiers
Aides receive experimental anthrax vaccine
December 21, 2001
Four dozen congressional aides began receiving an experimental anthrax vaccine Thursday, as federal officials announced that Capitol Hill employees and postal workers had been exposed to much higher levels of the deadly bacteria than had been previously known.
turnaround
December 21, 2001
This should be a time of giddy celebration for the 49ers. This week they officially returned to the ranks of the playoff-bound, a journey completed more quickly and convincingly than anyone could have predicted.
Births
December 21, 2001
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flynn, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. Gary and Heather Henning, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
Local briefs
December 21, 2001
Science City stages visit to Pinckney classroom Costumed performers from Kansas City’s Science City on Thursday came to Pinckney School, delighting students with a mock courtroom battle that cast schoolchildren in some of the roles. The judge, portrayed by student Cameron Chase, will listen to arguments between a fern, played by student Juliet Remmers, and a T-Rex dinosaur portrayed by Ron Simonian of Science City. The Science City visit was sponsored by McDonald’s of Lawrence. Sue, the famous T-Rex skeleton is on exhibit at Science City through Jan. 1. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Salvation Army holiday goal is about $22,000 short The Salvation Army is about $22,000 short of its Christmas fund-raising goal of $150,000. “We need these funds to meet program needs throughout the year,” said Capt. Kirk Schuetz of the Lawrence Salvation Army. Programs run by the organization include the social service office that helps families with rent, utility and food assistance; youth basketball; noon feeding; Christmas assistance; and the winter emergency shelter. Funds are being raised at various kettle locations throughout Lawrence and through mail-in contributions. Contributions may be given at any kettle location or sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1177, Lawrence 66044. For additional information, contact Capt. Kirk Schuetz at 843-4188. _________________________________ Kansas University: Campus housing costs to increase 6.8 percent The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved increasing the cost of student housing at Kansas University by 6.8 percent, or nearly $300 a year. The increase, which is set to take effect July 1, is the largest increase among the six regents universities and follows a 5.7 percent increase this academic year at KU. KU administrators said the increase was needed to offset inflation and the cost of improvements to the buildings. The increase will raise the yearly rate for a typical double-occupancy room at the residence halls by $294 from $4,348 to $4,642. By comparison, the regents approved increases of 6.1 percent at Kansas State University; 4.4 percent at Fort Hays State University; 3.8 percent at Wichita State University; 3.6 percent at Emporia State University; and 3 percent at Pittsburg State University. _________________________________ Public schools: Winter holiday break signals districtwide vacation time If you notice more children running around Lawrence today, there’s a good reason. The Lawrence public school district closed its doors Thursday for winter recess. The 10,000-student school system will return to action Thursday, Jan. 3. Despite a mild December, Supt. Randy Weseman said it would be good if parents review the district’s inclement weather procedures before classes resume. Key points: The district’s goal is to announce before 6 a.m. if schools are to be closed that day. When a decision can be made the preceding night, the district will try to make an announcement by 10 p.m. Consult area newspapers, TV stations and radio stations for information on school closings. Reports also will be posted online at www.usd497.org and on this Web site, www.ljworld.com. _________________________________ Fund-Raisers: Junior high donates $525 to Ronald McDonald House Southwest Junior High School seventh-grade students presented McDonald’s with a $525 check Thursday that was delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, Kan. To raise the money, the students started a penny war. Other fund-raising events included a pizza party. The students decided to give a third of the money to Ronald McDonald House, a third to the New York City fund and a third to America’s Fund for Afghan Children.
Music played in New Orleans made it difficult for Rams quarterback to hear
December 21, 2001
After a noisy Monday night in New Orleans cost the St. Louis Rams four timeouts, Kurt Warner is anticipating more peace and quiet this weekend. When the Rams (11-2) resumed practice Thursday, the quarterback still could hear the music that blared in the Superdome whenever plays were relayed from the sideline.
U.S. casts ever-wider terrorism net
After 100 days of war, prince now suspected, peacekeepers enter mix
December 21, 2001
President Bush marked the first 100 days of the war against terrorism Thursday by asking allies to freeze the assets of two more groups, including one that he said provided information about nuclear weapons to Osama bin Laden.
Elsie Carrol Van Vleck
December 21, 2001
Services for Elsie Carrol Van Vleck, 65, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Fifth-grade students wax eloquently in roles as U.S. historical personages
December 21, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Wax museum pieces lining Prairie Park School’s halls Wednesday so accurately portrayed Revolutionary War and U.S. Constitution-era notables they quite nearly looked real. And, after a fashion, they were.
Letters to Santa Claus more selfless this season
December 21, 2001
“Mommy lost her job after Sept. 11, 2001,” 6-year-old Paris wrote to Santa Claus. “Daddy works two jobs now. Please help.” In another note, another tall order: “My daddy just died and I am so sad,” wrote a girl named Lorie.
KU prepares for cuts
December 21, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Chancellor Robert Hemenway ordered contingency plans Thursday to reduce spending at Kansas University. In a memo distributed to faculty and staff, Hemenway ordered the university to find ways to cut spending by 2 percent in the current fiscal year and 5 percent in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.