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Passengers arrive in Miami after harrowing flight from Paris
December 23, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 7:09 a.m.) Weary travelers on a flight from Paris finally arrived at their destination early Sunday morning, 24 hours after beginning a journey that was interrupted when a fellow passenger tried to ignite explosives in his shoes.
N.Y.C. Mayor Giuliani named Time’s Person of 2001
December 23, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 7:36 a.m.) Heralded for his steadfast response to a grief-torn city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Sunday was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
New Afghan cabinet has frst meeting
December 23, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 7:10 a.m.) Afghanistan’s new cabinet met for the first time Sunday, some of its ministers escorted by armed militiamen for a session on the top priorities of security for the reconstruction of a war-shattered nation, and to millions of starving, displaced people.
Beauty at Bryce
Erosion formed an army of stone pillars
December 23, 2001
There’s a subtle but unforgettable reward for those who get up early at Bryce Canyon, a national park with decidedly unsubtle terrain. A half-dozen intrepid travelers had gathered at the overlook at Bryce Point in subfreezing temperatures, equipped with cameras and Styrofoam cups of coffee.
So much history in those little tubes
December 23, 2001
Some lipstick facts.
Irish AD scrutinized
White under pressure after football fiasco
December 23, 2001
Some prominent Notre Dame alumni are not calling for athletics director Kevin White to be fired because of the George O’Leary hiring gaffe. Not yet, anyway. They say his next hire as Irish football coach will determine whether the O’Leary episode will be an embarrassing blip in White’s career or the beginning of the end.
Asia trip a learning experience for Lawrence family
December 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lots of people use their vacation as an opportunity to visit old friends. Most people, however, don’t end up halfway around the world. But that’s what happened in October when Lawrence attorney Lance Burr took his adult children, Dustin and Desiree, on a trip to Thailand and China to visit his friend John Shenk, a former Lawrence resident who now works in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kid Rock tries to shift focus from antics to music with new album
December 23, 2001
When you think of Kid Rock, the words “songwriter” or “musician” are probably not the first to come to mind. Most people focus on the over-the-top image the Detroit rock-rapper has parlayed into multiplatinum success: middle fingers blazing, nearly naked girls at his side as he belts out his hits in full screech.
Hunters seek holiday prey
Annual mistletoe harvest brings a blast of tradition
December 23, 2001
Out in the boggy forest, the hunter quietly stalks. He circles a particular tree a few times, then picks his spot and lifts his 20-gauge shotgun. BLAM!
New parents turn to tradition, families when choosing a name
December 23, 2001
Linda Murray is like many other expectant mothers. It’s just a few days before her due date and she still hasn’t decided what to name her bundle of joy.
Experts suggest a few factors to consider before naming baby
December 23, 2001
There is no right answer when parents ask if a name is a good one for their baby. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any helpful selection criteria. BabyCenter.com suggests parents-to-be consider the following six factors when they’re weighing the options.
Fur sheds stodgy image
December 23, 2001
If “luxury” is out, how come big, pouffy Russian-style fur hats and even elaborate, brightly hued fur coats are all over city streets and mall parking lots?
Pucker up and cheer up: Lipstick sales paint a rosy industry
December 23, 2001
Martha Clark is looking for the perfect orange. Lipstick, that is. With one swift, practiced motion she swipes a streak of Ginger Brandy color across her wrist. Glamour in a tube for a mere $18.50.
Ask yourself: What would Martha do?
December 23, 2001
The holiday countdown clock is ticking, and we’re all awash in wrapping paper, evergreenery and empty eggnog cartons. Multitasked to the max, our festive moods may be starting to ferment into frustration.
Roots
December 23, 2001
Visit a cozy getaway Try a natural end to ants
Many options exist to get driver’s license renewed
December 23, 2001
I’ll be turning 80 in a few months and still feel that I’m pretty able-bodied and alert. I have some worry about my driver’s license test that is coming due about that same time. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. What if I fail the vision test or the other part?
Anglers have loved mild weather
December 23, 2001
By Ned Kehde Throughout autumn, anglers hereabouts constantly paid homage to nature’s gentle hand. Never in recent memory has northeast Kansas been graced with such a long string of Indian summer days. And never in autumns past were there so many anglers at Melvern Lake in pursuit of such a variety of species.
Fish booklets on the way
December 23, 2001
January is just around the corner, and die-hard Kansas anglers don’t consider this month any different than May. Fishing is fishing, and there’s still good angling to be had in the winter months.
Chronic wasting disease spotted near Anthony
December 23, 2001
Wildlife and Parks officials are planning extra precautions to monitor the health of deer in Kansas, following the recent occurrence of chronic wasting disease in a captive elk herd near Anthony.
Former Haysville superintendent on probation for misusing public funds
December 23, 2001
A former school superintendent was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay $44,600 in restitution for putting personal charges on his school district credit card. Lynn Stevens, 53, who headed the Haysville School District just south of Wichita, pleaded no contest last month to one count of misusing public funds.
Urban sprawl worries spread
Within 100 years, Lawrence may be in megalopolis, KU prof says
December 23, 2001
Dorothy Shaner knows something about every resident who passes by her Village Antiques and Gifts shop across the street from the old United Brethren Church. Is Shaner the town gossip? Hardly, and besides, in a town this size, one can’t help but get to know everyone else.
Lawmakers to visit KSU to hear pleas for research
December 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Officials at Kansas research universities are hoping a change of scenery and a daylong meeting will persuade the Legislature to authorize $115 million in bonds to build research facilities.
Officials removed after testing errors
December 23, 2001
Standardized test scores have been thrown out and the top two officials at Ingalls-Edison Academy removed after they encouraged teachers to ignore testing rules, Wichita schools superintendent Winston Brooks said.
Senators turn up defensive heat during 1-0 victory over Devils
December 23, 2001
The New Jersey Devils popularized the defensive trap when they won the 1995 Stanley Cup. What the Devils mastered, the Ottawa Senators perfected. The Senators used the trap effectively Saturday and stifled the Devils in the third period in a 1-0 victory.
Interim government takes reins
December 23, 2001
Afghanistan’s new prime minister was sworn in Saturday before an audience of commanders in combat fatigues, dignitaries in turbans and women in headscarves not burqas and promised to seek security and development for his war-wrecked nation.
Body of missing Harvard biologist found
December 23, 2001
A body found in the Mississippi River was identified Saturday as a Harvard University biologist who disappeared more than a month ago. Don Wiley, 57, had been missing since Nov. 16 when his rental car was found abandoned with the keys in the ignition on a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis.
Gift of refurbished home delights city’s ‘Restore America’ recipient
December 23, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Julia Anderson will have a new home for the holidays without moving. On Saturday, employees from Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Lawrence and Topeka, 1420 N. Third St., installed new carpeting and vinyl flooring and repaired wallpaper in Anderson’s home as part of the company’s “Restore America” program.
Provincial governor likely next leader of Argentina
December 23, 2001
Last-minute political wrangling delayed the Argentine Congress from appointing an interim president Saturday night as lawmakers quarreled over how long a caretaker should remain in office and when to call new elections.
Palestinian groups edge toward unity
December 23, 2001
Palestinians buried six young men killed in some of the worst Palestinian infighting in years, while a second militant group appeared ready Saturday to heed Yasser Arafat’s call to halt attacks against Israel.
Little House on the Hill’
Comedian working on congressional comedy series pilot
December 23, 2001
Here’s the plot: Four middle-aged men in Congress share a passion for policy and a house away from their families. They laugh. They eat takeout. They discuss water rights and dairy price supports.
Traditional birthplace of Christ feels repercussions of conflict
December 23, 2001
It isn’t looking a bit like Christmas here in the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ. At Manger Square, soaked and made ashen by rain, there are few decorations and no festivities. A banner exhorting Palestinians to engage in Islamic holy war hangs from the mosque, which faces the 4th century Church of the Nativity, on the site where Christians believe the Virgin Mary delivered the son of God.
Bomb scare diverts flight
F-15s escort plane to Boston airport after suspect subdued
December 23, 2001
Flight attendants and passengers Saturday subdued a man who may have been trying to detonate explosives encased in his shoes during an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, according to officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport, where the plane was diverted.
Tax hike faces uphill fight
Struggling economy, election year make option unpopular with most legislators
December 23, 2001
By Dave Ranney Living in Lawrence, you may have heard your state representative or senator say it’s time to raise taxes. Schools and social services, they argue, have suffered enough. The folks at Kansas University couldn’t agree more. Their budgets, they say, are down to the bone.
Peers sit in judgment at new Youth Court
December 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Jennifer Rogers wanted to be an attorney someday, perhaps even a judge. But the senior at Free State High School thought she’d have to go to law school first. That changed this month when Rogers served as judge for the first-ever trial in the Douglas County Youth Court.
Offices, services closed Tuesday
December 23, 2001
Government offices and many public services in Lawrence will be closed Tuesday in observance of Christmas. They also will be closed in most area towns.
Park, Rangers agree on pact
Texas lands ex-Dodger pitcher for five years, $65 million
December 23, 2001
The pitching-poor Texas Rangers grabbed the best arm in the free agent market, agreeing Saturday to a $65 million, five-year contract with Chan Ho Park. Park, a 28-year-old right-hander, went 15-11 with a 3.50 ERA last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tar Heels stun St. Joe’s
UNC claims consolation game, 92-76
December 23, 2001
The key for North Carolina to start winning was simply to make basketball fun again. North Carolina coach Matt Doherty tried to do that with a lighthearted shootaround Saturday that loosened up the Tar Heels and primed them for their 92-76 victory over No. 15 Saint Joseph’s in the consolation game of the Hardee’s Tournament of Champions.
Cowboys rally past Razorbacks
No. 9-ranked Illinois smacks No. 8 Missouri, 72-61, in St. Louis
December 23, 2001
Once Oklahoma State got back in the game, coach Eddie Sutton thought he might need Victor Williams’ free-throw shooting down the stretch. So, Williams with four fouls returned to the court with 12:15 left on the clock.
Sioux: ‘We played hard’
North Dakota players impressed by third-ranked Jayhawks
December 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Jerome Beasley was riding a wave of euphoria. Five minutes into Saturday’s game against Kansas, Beasley was sensing North Dakota was on the verge of making the cover of Sports Illustrated and the lead story on ESPN. Five minutes into the basketball battle with the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks, the NCAA Div. II Fighting Sioux were trailing by just three points.
Notebook: Simien’s knees ache
Freshman forward eager for days off
December 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Ralph Engelstad Arena is a gorgeous hockey facility nestled in one of the coldest states in the country. So it should come as no surprise it was a bit chilly at times during Kansas’ 108-77 victory over North Dakota on Saturday in the snowy upper plains.
Wizards’ streak hits nine
Jordan’s late jumper decisive in 87-86 victory
December 23, 2001
Just like he did in the past, Michael Jordan added to the New York Knicks’ misery. Jordan had another Madison Square Garden moment to remember Saturday night, hitting a tiebreaking jump shot with 3.2 seconds left as the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Knicks, 87-86, Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.
Nuggets coach Issel takes leave of absence
December 23, 2001
Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel took a paid leave of absence Saturday, the day he was to return from a four-game suspension for shouting an insensitive ethnic remark at a fan. No timetable was set for Issel’s return, though general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said he believed Issel would need only a day or two to make a decision on whether to come back to the team.
Defensive stand thwarts Eagles
San Francisco holds on for 13-3 victory
December 23, 2001
Over and over again, the Philadelphia Eagles fell just a few inches short and the San Francisco 49ers’ confidence grew with each dramatic stop.
Janikowski’s missed FGs doom Raiders
Titans survive, 13-10
December 23, 2001
Sebastian Janikowski’s suddenly unreliable foot allowed the Tennessee Titans to keep their slim playoff hopes afloat. Tennessee’s Joe Nedney kicked his second short field goal with 1:48 left, and Oakland’s Janikowski missed his third of the night in the final seconds as the Titans beat the playoff-bound Raiders 13-10 Saturday night.
New England’s Smith smacks Dolphins - Patriots 20, Dolphins 13
December 23, 2001
The game was over and the victorious New England Patriots wouldn’t leave the field. The Patriots had just beaten the Miami Dolphins 20-13 Saturday, overtaking them for the AFC East lead and adding another wonderful memory to the collection at Foxboro Stadium, which will be demolished after the season.
Chiefs hope to extend Chargers’ skid
December 23, 2001
If Mike Riley was playing mind games, it worked. When the San Diego coach hinted rookie quarterback Drew Brees might play today, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to prepare for both Brees and Doug Flutie, the Chargers’ announced starter.
Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat
December 23, 2001
The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife.
Area briefs
December 23, 2001
Penn House closed until Jan. 2 Child safety coalition gives awards to individuals, groups Ottawa University enrollment increases at all locations
Area briefs
December 23, 2001
Penn House closed until Jan. 2 Child safety coalition gives awards to individuals, groups Ottawa University enrollment increases at all locations
Briefcase
December 23, 2001
Tax-assistance program seeks volunteers for season Holiday giving: Bosses bumped off gift lists as employees cut spending Motley Fool: Name that company
Business briefs
December 23, 2001
Faces and places Jennifer Karmazin, Lawrence, is the new store manager at Ed Marlings Home Furnishings, 2108 W. 27th St. Karmazin has 23 years of experience in interior design, including 15 years in the furniture industry. She was a design consultant for eight years with Ethan Allen in Kansas City, Mo., for 8 years. She is a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Holiday creations
December 23, 2001
Numerous artists displayed their holiday spirit for the Journal-World’s first Holiday Art Contest. Winners receive four movie passes donated by Southwind Twelve Theatres. Honorable mentions will receive certificates of merit. The winners and several of the honorable mention works are shown here.
Holiday creations
December 23, 2001
Numerous artists displayed their holiday spirit for the Journal-World’s first Holiday Art Contest. Winners receive four movie passes donated by Southwind Twelve Theatres. Honorable mentions will receive certificates of merit. The winners and several of the honorable mention works are shown here.
Hunting seasons
December 23, 2001
Lawrence commuter report
December 23, 2001
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Lawrence commuter report
December 23, 2001
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
National briefs
December 23, 2001
Tennessee: Air Force orders all C141 planes grounded New York: Subway accident injures 3 passengers Illinois: Noted Melville scholar, professor dies at age 85
National briefs
December 23, 2001
Tennessee: Air Force orders all C141 planes grounded New York: Subway accident injures 3 passengers Illinois: Noted Melville scholar, professor dies at age 85
On the record
December 23, 2001
Law enforcement report Fires
On the record
December 23, 2001
Pablo Nunez Sr.
December 23, 2001
The Motley Fool
December 23, 2001
Last week’s question, answer Tax deduction tips Historical returns Emu burgers, anyone?
The Motley Fool
December 23, 2001
Last week’s question, answer Tax deduction tips Historical returns Emu burgers, anyone?
Travel briefs
December 23, 2001
D.C. exhibit honors World Trade Center Canadian ice hotel set to open again
Travel briefs
December 23, 2001
D.C. exhibit honors World Trade Center Canadian ice hotel set to open again
Boschee hailed as victor - Kansas 108, North Dakota 77
North Dakotan scores 23 in return home
December 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee felt a lump the size of a basketball in his throat during pregame introductions on Saturday afternoon at Engelstad Arena. The normally unflappable Kansas senior was overcome with emotion as the largest throng to watch a basketball game in North Dakota gave Boschee, a Valley City, N.D., native, a one-minute standing ovation after cheering a Boschee highlight reel on the center videoboard.
Mangino made right move with Kinsey
December 23, 2001
By Bill Mayer Mark Mangino has been saying and doing a lot of the right things as the new Kansas football coach. But his stock may have taken its most bullish upsurge when he gave Mario Kinsey the Waco Wave and separated the troubled quarterback from the Jayhawk program.
SLU women drop Kansas
December 23, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team made just one free throw, and the Jayhawks fell to Saint Louis, 73-61, on Saturday at SLU. The Billikens converted 11 of 15 free-throw attempts, while KU was a season-worst 1-for-6 (16.7 percent).
People
December 23, 2001
Sacrifice in the name of love Seagal’s court loss still a win Comic lookin’ for love Movie hits close to home for ‘Joe Somebody’ star
San Francisco holds on for 13-3 victory
December 23, 2001
Over and over again, the Philadelphia Eagles fell just a few inches short and the San Francisco 49ers’ confidence grew with each dramatic stop.
Business briefs
December 23, 2001
classic novels
December 23, 2001
Fans of “All the King’s Men” could be in for a shock when they read the new edition of Robert Penn Warren’s 1946 novel. The protagonist has a different name. The narrator has a fouler mouth and a dirtier mind. Chapters four and five have merged into a single chapter.
Elderly couple are dedicated bowlers
December 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A cheery old game is bowling. And cheery old bowlers be; A merry old game is bowling. And bowlers merry are we … - Chorus from an Australian bowling song.
Religious conflicts thwart global progress
December 23, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Religion has been a source of social and spiritual advancement as well as grievous human conflict throughout history. In today’s era of globalization, religion has also become a primary force of backlash against economic and political change.
Liquor ads on TV a scary prospect
December 23, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer
World and nation briefs
December 23, 2001
Afghanistan: U.S. denies strike killed inauguration-bound Afghanis Somalia: Nine foreigners arrested in terror investigation Beijing: ‘Great possibility’ bin Laden is dead, Pakistani leader says Washington: Domestic security needs in excess of $15 billion
1 year later, family continues to back assisted-suicide law
December 23, 2001
Before going to bed, Colleen Rice put her ever-present oxygen tank aside and played cards with her grandchildren. The next morning, she gathered her husband, two adult children and friends around her.
Bookstore
December 23, 2001
Hardcover fiction 1. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
December 23, 2001
In 1961 - Lawrence area natural gas rates were due to rise just before Christmas because of a boost in Cities Service supply rates for Kansas Public Service, the local gas company. In 1901 - On Dec. 23, 1901, the Lawrence Journal world noted: “This evening and tomorrow embraces all the shopping time that remains prior to the first of the season’s holidays, and those who have not done their shopping will have but a short time to do it in. The busy clerks and the crowded stores today indicated that many people had delayed this task as long as possible, and it is likely the rush will continue with greater liveliness than ever tomorrow and tomorrow evening.”
Mangino made right move with Kinsey
December 23, 2001
By Bill Mayer Mark Mangino has been saying and doing a lot of the right things as the new Kansas football coach. But his stock may have taken its most bullish upsurge when he gave Mario Kinsey the Waco Wave and separated the troubled quarterback from the Jayhawk program.
Sound off
December 23, 2001
Q: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Journal-World, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? A: Your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
t surprise commuters
December 23, 2001
By Mindie Paget In more than 27 years of commuting to Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence resident Bob Duver hasn’t seen many accidents, let alone ones that proved deadly. So he was a bit surprised to learn that a recent study ranked Kansas City 10th among major U.S. cities in its rate of traffic fatalities.
s Bohl
December 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It wasn’t long after interviewing Mark Mangino that Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl knew he’d found the right man for KU’s head football coaching vacancy. “There were a lot of things,” Bohl said.
Kansas guard treated like prince in palatial Engelstad
December 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Grand Forks, N.D. Every time Raef LaFrentz wore a Kansas University basketball uniform in Hilton Coliseum, he was booed unmercifully by Iowa State partisans because he spurned the Cyclones for the Jayhawks.
Networks send in reinforcements
Familiar faces of war coverage coming home for the holidays; replacements in place
December 23, 2001
This year, the Christmas holiday coincides with a work-shift change for the cable and broadcast news staffers covering the war in Afghanistan. Some of the familiar faces of the war coverage Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and MSNBC’s Ashleigh Banfield are headed home at a time when the hunt for Osama Bin Laden has intensified.
World briefs
December 23, 2001
Spain: ‘Fat One’ lottery prizes waiting to be claimed South Korea: Ex-presidential aide arrested for bribery Iran: Students grow restless waiting for reforms Bangladesh: Rampage leaves 50 hurt in village
What happened to era of goodwill?
Sept. 11 tragedy hasn’t really changed anything for players, owners or fans
December 23, 2001
We promised we would be different. Players did, owners did, and above all, fans did, too. We watched the buildings fall, watched the dirt-covered survivors, heard and read the stories of the tragic loss of life, and of the gallant, everyday heroes of that sunsplashed but horrible September day in New York City.
Mangino impressed KU’s Bohl
December 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It wasn’t long after interviewing Mark Mangino that Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl knew he’d found the right man for KU’s head football coaching vacancy. “There were a lot of things,” Bohl said.
No. 1 UConn stuffs OU
December 23, 2001
Top-ranked Connecticut had no trouble putting up points against No. 3 Oklahoma. Keeping enough players on the court was a little more tricky for the Huskies. Sue Bird scored 21 points and Asjha Jones had a career-high 18 rebounds as Connecticut won 86-72 Saturday.
Briefcase
December 23, 2001
Tax-assistance program seeks volunteers for season Holiday giving: Bosses bumped off gift lists as employees cut spending Motley Fool: Name that company
Style briefs
December 23, 2001
Classic brands keep on ticking It’s the perfect tux for a party animal Lingerie supports the ‘naked’ look Beware the beauty don’ts
Style briefs
December 23, 2001
Classic brands keep on ticking It’s the perfect tux for a party animal Lingerie supports the ‘naked’ look Beware the beauty don’ts
Tax support?
December 23, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Headlines detailing the effects of state budget cuts will become more common if conservative legislators continue their no-tax agenda. “Statewide Internet link in peril.” “KU prepares for cuts” “SLT inclusion in cuts disappoints officials”
Office glut grows
December 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan Walking through a sprawling new office building at the western edge of town, Greg DiVilbiss knows that his family partnership is blazing a new frontier for real estate in Lawrence.
People
December 23, 2001
Sacrifice in the name of love Seagal’s court loss still a win Comic lookin’ for love Movie hits close to home for ‘Joe Somebody’ star
No. 9-ranked Illinois smacks No. 8 Missouri, 72-61, in St. Louis
December 23, 2001
Once Oklahoma State got back in the game, coach Eddie Sutton thought he might need Victor Williams’ free-throw shooting down the stretch. So, Williams with four fouls returned to the court with 12:15 left on the clock.
Comedian working on congressional comedy series pilot
December 23, 2001
Here’s the plot: Four middle-aged men in Congress share a passion for policy and a house away from their families. They laugh. They eat takeout. They discuss water rights and dairy price supports.
Report: CIA tracked bin Laden for 4 years
December 23, 2001
For four years prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the CIA paid a team of about 15 recruited Afghan agents to regularly track Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, according to well-placed sources.
KU alumni Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri make name in metalsmithing
December 23, 2001
By Mindie Paget Experimentation is always risky. But stakes multiply when the test materials are minuscule spheres of 22-karat gold and platinum and the catalyst is a torch.
The Majestic’ revisits blacklist’s dark days
New movie re-examines Red Scare, which left a lasting mark on Hollywood
December 23, 2001
Jim Carrey is not now, nor has he ever been, a member of the Communist Party. Such a denial is unnecessary these days, but during the Red Scare of the late 1940s and ‘50s the House Un-American Activities Committee would call actors, screenwriters and directors to testify about their political backgrounds.
O. Henry stories are a treat for Christmas
December 23, 2001
By Calder Pickett If you were brought up on books and short stories, you may think once in a while at Christmas time about some of the grand old tales. Charles Dickens always comes to mind, especially because of “A Christmas Carol.”
Vyola Smith
December 23, 2001
Ethyle Margaret Graves
December 23, 2001
Vyola Smith
December 23, 2001
Services for Vyola Smith, 80, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at her home.
skid
December 23, 2001
If Mike Riley was playing mind games, it worked. When the San Diego coach hinted rookie quarterback Drew Brees might play today, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to prepare for both Brees and Doug Flutie, the Chargers’ announced starter.
Visit with santa
December 23, 2001
Posing for a photograph with Santa Claus, Carter Williams, 6, left, and his sister Abigale, 4, are encouraged by St. Nick to be good and to help their parents around the house during a visit at Hy-Vee Food & Drug Stores, 4000 W. Sixth St. The Williamses visited Santa on Saturday.
Readers see canine doggerel as fetching genre
December 23, 2001
Come. Sit. Stay. And bring the dog if you like. Who cares if Rover can’t read? About 60 percent of pet owners say they consider their pets part of the family. Meanwhile, all evidence seems to point to the fact that the anthropomorphizing of our canine companions is at an all-time high.
Bookstore
December 23, 2001
New parents turn to tradition, families when choosing a name
December 23, 2001
Linda Murray is like many other expectant mothers. It’s just a few days before her due date and she still hasn’t decided what to name her bundle of joy.
Give a gift that keeps growing
December 23, 2001
By Bruce Chladny If you are like me, you enjoy giving as well as receiving Christmas presents that provide weeks or even months of enjoyment. And as a member of the “green industry” I like to support local businesses by giving live plants as holiday gifts.
Annual mistletoe harvest brings a blast of tradition
December 23, 2001
Out in the boggy forest, the hunter quietly stalks. He circles a particular tree a few times, then picks his spot and lifts his 20-gauge shotgun. BLAM!
1 year later, family continues to back assisted-suicide law
December 23, 2001
Before going to bed, Colleen Rice put her ever-present oxygen tank aside and played cards with her grandchildren. The next morning, she gathered her husband, two adult children and friends around her.
t just the grocery bill
December 23, 2001
By Luke Middleton and Joshua L. Rosenbloom Special to the Journal-World
s late jumper decisive in 87-86 victory
December 23, 2001
Just like he did in the past, Michael Jordan added to the New York Knicks’ misery. Jordan had another Madison Square Garden moment to remember Saturday night, hitting a tiebreaking jump shot with 3.2 seconds left as the Washington Wizards rallied to beat the Knicks, 87-86, Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.
Peers sit in judgment at new Youth Court
December 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Jennifer Rogers wanted to be an attorney someday, perhaps even a judge. But the senior at Free State High School thought she’d have to go to law school first. That changed this month when Rogers served as judge for the first-ever trial in the Douglas County Youth Court.
Freshman forward eager for days off
December 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Ralph Engelstad Arena is a gorgeous hockey facility nestled in one of the coldest states in the country. So it should come as no surprise it was a bit chilly at times during Kansas’ 108-77 victory over North Dakota on Saturday in the snowy upper plains.
UNC claims consolation game, 92-76
December 23, 2001
The key for North Carolina to start winning was simply to make basketball fun again. North Carolina coach Matt Doherty tried to do that with a lighthearted shootaround Saturday that loosened up the Tar Heels and primed them for their 92-76 victory over No. 15 Saint Joseph’s in the consolation game of the Hardee’s Tournament of Champions.
Tax support?
December 23, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Headlines detailing the effects of state budget cuts will become more common if conservative legislators continue their no-tax agenda. “Statewide Internet link in peril.” “KU prepares for cuts” “SLT inclusion in cuts disappoints officials”
Highway Patrol offers winter traveling tips
December 23, 2001
Lt. John Eichkorn recommends that Kansans who are planning a driving trip as part of their holidays take a test using Abraham Lincoln’s head before leaving. Eichkorn, spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol, suggests that people take a penny, which features Lincoln’s likeness, and put it in the tread of their tires so that the Great Emancipator’s head is upside down.
Dumb criminals soon may need federal subsidy
December 23, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald We continue to see evidence of an alarming decline in the quality of our nation’s criminals. Consider the man who attempted to rob a mini-mart in the town of Vernon, Conn., as reported in a Journal Inquirer story sent in by alert reader Dan Thompson.
After a bad year, some good remains
December 23, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Santa Claus is coming to town. You can tell from the sirens. That’s how Santa arrives in my neighborhood. He travels slowly down residential streets atop a fire engine, sirens screaming, lights flashing.
Religious conflicts thwart global progress
December 23, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Religion has been a source of social and spiritual advancement as well as grievous human conflict throughout history. In today’s era of globalization, religion has also become a primary force of backlash against economic and political change.
Ethyle Margaret Graves
December 23, 2001
Services for Ethyle Margaret Graves, 88, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Graves died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center.
SLU women drop Kansas
December 23, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team made just one free throw, and the Jayhawks fell to Saint Louis, 73-61, on Saturday at SLU. The Billikens converted 11 of 15 free-throw attempts, while KU was a season-worst 1-for-6 (16.7 percent).
Familiar faces of war coverage coming home for the holidays
December 23, 2001
This year, the Christmas holiday coincides with a work-shift change for the cable and broadcast news staffers covering the war in Afghanistan. Some of the familiar faces of the war coverage Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and MSNBC’s Ashleigh Banfield are headed home at a time when the hunt for Osama Bin Laden has intensified.
Interim government takes reins
December 23, 2001
Afghanistan’s new prime minister was sworn in Saturday before an audience of commanders in combat fatigues, dignitaries in turbans and women in headscarves not burqas and promised to seek security and development for his war-wrecked nation.
s Person of 2001
December 23, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 7:36 a.m.) Heralded for his steadfast response to a grief-torn city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Sunday was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
Experts suggest a few factors to consider before naming baby
December 23, 2001
There is no right answer when parents ask if a name is a good one for their baby. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any helpful selection criteria. BabyCenter.com suggests parents-to-be consider the following six factors when they’re weighing the options.
O. Henry stories are a treat for Christmas
December 23, 2001
By Calder Pickett If you were brought up on books and short stories, you may think once in a while at Christmas time about some of the grand old tales. Charles Dickens always comes to mind, especially because of “A Christmas Carol.”
s license renewed
December 23, 2001
I’ll be turning 80 in a few months and still feel that I’m pretty able-bodied and alert. I have some worry about my driver’s license test that is coming due about that same time. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. What if I fail the vision test or the other part?
s Smith smacks Dolphins - Patriots 20, Dolphins 13
December 23, 2001
The game was over and the victorious New England Patriots wouldn’t leave the field. The Patriots had just beaten the Miami Dolphins 20-13 Saturday, overtaking them for the AFC East lead and adding another wonderful memory to the collection at Foxboro Stadium, which will be demolished after the season.
Readers see canine doggerel as fetching genre
December 23, 2001
Come. Sit. Stay. And bring the dog if you like. Who cares if Rover can’t read? About 60 percent of pet owners say they consider their pets part of the family. Meanwhile, all evidence seems to point to the fact that the anthropomorphizing of our canine companions is at an all-time high.
Passengers arrive in Miami after harrowing flight from Paris
December 23, 2001
(Web Posted Sunday at 7:09 a.m.) Weary travelers on a flight from Paris finally arrived at their destination early Sunday morning, 24 hours after beginning a journey that was interrupted when a fellow passenger tried to ignite explosives in his shoes.
Pucker up and cheer up: Lipstick sales paint a rosy industry
December 23, 2001
Martha Clark is looking for the perfect orange. Lipstick, that is. With one swift, practiced motion she swipes a streak of Ginger Brandy color across her wrist. Glamour in a tube for a mere $18.50.
Ask yourself: What would Martha do?
December 23, 2001
The holiday countdown clock is ticking, and we’re all awash in wrapping paper, evergreenery and empty eggnog cartons. Multitasked to the max, our festive moods may be starting to ferment into frustration.
A.G. under the gun in war against terror
December 23, 2001
On Sept. 12, the day after America was attacked, President Bush turned to Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and said: “Never let this happen again.”
Cost of living isn’t just the grocery bill
December 23, 2001
By Luke Middleton and Joshua L. Rosenbloom Special to the Journal-World
Dumb criminals soon may need federal subsidy
December 23, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald We continue to see evidence of an alarming decline in the quality of our nation’s criminals. Consider the man who attempted to rob a mini-mart in the town of Vernon, Conn., as reported in a Journal Inquirer story sent in by alert reader Dan Thompson.
Highway Patrol offers winter traveling tips
December 23, 2001
Lt. John Eichkorn recommends that Kansans who are planning a driving trip as part of their holidays take a test using Abraham Lincoln’s head before leaving. Eichkorn, spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol, suggests that people take a penny, which features Lincoln’s likeness, and put it in the tread of their tires so that the Great Emancipator’s head is upside down.
State wrests control of Philly schools
December 23, 2001
Students and teachers returning to classes after the holidays are going to find someone new in charge of the schools. State leaders seized control of the Philadelphia school district at 12:01 a.m. Saturday setting in motion what experts called the most ambitious reform program ever attempted.
Terrorism, cloning lead growth in biotechnology
December 23, 2001
At the dawn of the new millennium, biotechnology finally began to matter to people outside laboratories and brokerage houses. Scientists began deciphering the human genome in 2001, human embryos were cloned and gene research gained new urgency as microbiologists joined the battle against a sudden danger bioterrorism.
ARM holders likely to get savings, thanks to Fed
December 23, 2001
Psst … How would you like to cut your mortgage payment by a third, with no hassle or expense? In fact, you don’t have to do anything at all; just wait for a notice in the mail. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s not.
Editors attempt to ‘restore’ classic novels
December 23, 2001
Fans of “All the King’s Men” could be in for a shock when they read the new edition of Robert Penn Warren’s 1946 novel. The protagonist has a different name. The narrator has a fouler mouth and a dirtier mind. Chapters four and five have merged into a single chapter.
Build a decorative peg board
December 23, 2001
A home of glimpses’
Lawrence couple use best of the rest for custom house
December 23, 2001
By Carol Boncella When you’ve lived in as many places as Mike and Cathy have, from ordinary houses to New York City apartments, you begin to have a pretty good idea about what you want in a home.
Give a gift that keeps growing
December 23, 2001
By Bruce Chladny If you are like me, you enjoy giving as well as receiving Christmas presents that provide weeks or even months of enjoyment. And as a member of the “green industry” I like to support local businesses by giving live plants as holiday gifts.
Increasing number of men outlive wives
December 23, 2001
At midmorning, the Rev. Carl Ehrhart is in no hurry to clean up his breakfast remains from the kitchen table: bacon bits stuck to small egg white blobs, half an English muffin, half a glass of orange juice, a nearly full mug of black coffee.
Annual state park entry available with discount through March 30
Vehicle fees will go up next April 1
December 23, 2001
Annual Kansas state park permits are available now at the lowest prices of the season. Buying park permits now will enable patrons to take advantage of every nice day without having to spend any time waiting in lines to buy permits or having to buy daily permits at self-pay stations because park offices are now closed on weekends.
After a bad year, some good remains
December 23, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Santa Claus is coming to town. You can tell from the sirens. That’s how Santa arrives in my neighborhood. He travels slowly down residential streets atop a fire engine, sirens screaming, lights flashing.
Now here’s news: Man bites dog
December 23, 2001
And now for something completely different: Man bites dog. A Margate, Fla., man, intoxicated and hiding out in a junked car after a hit-and-run accident, allegedly grabbed Vader, a Broward Sheriff’s Office canine, and bit him on the back of the neck and around the right eye late Wednesday.
N.Y. constructing viewing platform near attack site
December 23, 2001
The city has started building public viewing platforms around the World Trade Center terrorist attack site to give visitors a vantage point. “I think people should be able to see just how devastating it was,” Phil Clark, 45, of Greenwich, Conn., said Saturday as he stood with his family on a corner a block from the site.
Marion ‘M.E.’ Mann
December 23, 2001
Mangino destined to coach
As teen, ‘I liked the game and thought I could coach’
December 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Many teen-agers growing up in a western Pennsylvania steel town during the 1970s dreamed of being the next Terry Bradshaw or Franco Harris. Not Mark Mangino. Oh, sure, Kansas University’s new football coach played the game while growing up in New Castle, Pa., an old steel town located about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh near the Ohio border.
Anglers have loved mild weather
December 23, 2001
By Ned Kehde Throughout autumn, anglers hereabouts constantly paid homage to nature’s gentle hand. Never in recent memory has northeast Kansas been graced with such a long string of Indian summer days. And never in autumns past were there so many anglers at Melvern Lake in pursuit of such a variety of species.
Elderly couple are dedicated bowlers
December 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A cheery old game is bowling. And cheery old bowlers be; A merry old game is bowling. And bowlers merry are we … - Chorus from an Australian bowling song.
Liquor ads on TV a scary prospect
December 23, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer
A.G. under the gun in war against terror
December 23, 2001
On Sept. 12, the day after America was attacked, President Bush turned to Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and said: “Never let this happen again.”
Kansas guard treated like prince in palatial Engelstad
December 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Grand Forks, N.D. Every time Raef LaFrentz wore a Kansas University basketball uniform in Hilton Coliseum, he was booed unmercifully by Iowa State partisans because he spurned the Cyclones for the Jayhawks.
December 23, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Many teen-agers growing up in a western Pennsylvania steel town during the 1970s dreamed of being the next Terry Bradshaw or Franco Harris. Not Mark Mangino. Oh, sure, Kansas University’s new football coach played the game while growing up in New Castle, Pa., an old steel town located about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh near the Ohio border.
Births
December 23, 2001
Shannon Butler and Phil Reed, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Paula Smith and Manuel Ayon, Lawrence, a girl, Saturday.
World and nation briefs
December 23, 2001
Afghanistan: U.S. denies strike killed inauguration-bound Afghanis Somalia: Nine foreigners arrested in terror investigation Beijing: ‘Great possibility’ bin Laden is dead, Pakistani leader says Washington: Domestic security needs in excess of $15 billion
F-15s escort plane to Boston airport after suspect subdued
December 23, 2001
Flight attendants and passengers Saturday subdued a man who may have been trying to detonate explosives encased in his shoes during an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, according to officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport, where the plane was diverted.
North Dakotan scores 23 in return home
December 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee felt a lump the size of a basketball in his throat during pregame introductions on Saturday afternoon at Engelstad Arena. The normally unflappable Kansas senior was overcome with emotion as the largest throng to watch a basketball game in North Dakota gave Boschee, a Valley City, N.D., native, a one-minute standing ovation after cheering a Boschee highlight reel on the center videoboard.
Roots
December 23, 2001
Visit a cozy getaway Try a natural end to ants
North Dakota players impressed by third-ranked Jayhawks
December 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Jerome Beasley was riding a wave of euphoria. Five minutes into Saturday’s game against Kansas, Beasley was sensing North Dakota was on the verge of making the cover of Sports Illustrated and the lead story on ESPN. Five minutes into the basketball battle with the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks, the NCAA Div. II Fighting Sioux were trailing by just three points.
No. 1 UConn stuffs OU
December 23, 2001
Top-ranked Connecticut had no trouble putting up points against No. 3 Oklahoma. Keeping enough players on the court was a little more tricky for the Huskies. Sue Bird scored 21 points and Asjha Jones had a career-high 18 rebounds as Connecticut won 86-72 Saturday.
Traditional birthplace of Christ feels repercussions of conflict
December 23, 2001
It isn’t looking a bit like Christmas here in the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ. At Manger Square, soaked and made ashen by rain, there are few decorations and no festivities. A banner exhorting Palestinians to engage in Islamic holy war hangs from the mosque, which faces the 4th century Church of the Nativity, on the site where Christians believe the Virgin Mary delivered the son of God.
Struggling economy, election year make option unpopular with most legislators
December 23, 2001
By Dave Ranney Living in Lawrence, you may have heard your state representative or senator say it’s time to raise taxes. Schools and social services, they argue, have suffered enough. The folks at Kansas University couldn’t agree more. Their budgets, they say, are down to the bone.
Increasing number of men outlive wives
December 23, 2001
At midmorning, the Rev. Carl Ehrhart is in no hurry to clean up his breakfast remains from the kitchen table: bacon bits stuck to small egg white blobs, half an English muffin, half a glass of orange juice, a nearly full mug of black coffee.
Book review
December 23, 2001
“Too Close to Call” by Jeffrey Toobin
Book review
December 23, 2001
Local briefs
December 23, 2001
Environment: Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife. Residents are asked to set their trees out by 6 a.m. on one of the three Monday collection days. To prepare the trees for use by wildlife, remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The tree may be placed next to your regular trash container for pickup. In 2000, more than 36 tons or about 2,880 Christmas trees were collected, processed and used as erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement at the closed landfill north of Riverfront Park and at Clinton Lake Wildlife Area. The trees were placed into windrows that provided food and cover sites for birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Trees collected from the 2001 holiday season will again be used in this fashion. _________________________________ Pet benefit: Humane Society plans party to give presents to animals The Lawrence Humane Society is throwing a holiday party for its animals from noon to 4 p.m. Monday. At that time, visitors to the society’s shelter at 1805 E. 19th St. will be able to pass out treats, toys and blankets to dogs, cats, rabbits and white rats. The society’s 2002 calendars are also available for $12. The photos that appear in the calendar are winners of last summer’s photo contest. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. For more information, contact the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835. _________________________________ Insurance: Blue Cross sale information is online for policyholders The Kansas Department of Insurance has posted on its Web site documents related to the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Web site address is www.ksinsurance.org. Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will have a hearing on the proposed acquisition Jan. 7-9 in Topeka. Under the deal, Indianapolis-based Anthem, will pay about $190 million for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state’s largest health insurer with more than 700,000 policyholders. Policyholders are asked to vote on the deal. Several state health organizations have said they fear premiums will go up and service will drop. Sebelius also must approve the buy-out before the sale can go forward. _________________________________ Higher education: Baker president to serve on national college board Baker University President Daniel Lambert has been elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ board of directors. Lambert, who has served as Baker’s president since 1987, will begin his three-year term in February. NAICU has about 1,000 member schools and serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on federal government policy issues such as student aid, taxation and government regulation. Lambert also has served on the boards of the Kansas City Board of Trade, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence and the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Local briefs
December 23, 2001
Environment: Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife. Residents are asked to set their trees out by 6 a.m. on one of the three Monday collection days. To prepare the trees for use by wildlife, remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The tree may be placed next to your regular trash container for pickup. In 2000, more than 36 tons or about 2,880 Christmas trees were collected, processed and used as erosion control and wildlife habitat enhancement at the closed landfill north of Riverfront Park and at Clinton Lake Wildlife Area. The trees were placed into windrows that provided food and cover sites for birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Trees collected from the 2001 holiday season will again be used in this fashion. _________________________________ Pet benefit: Humane Society plans party to give presents to animals The Lawrence Humane Society is throwing a holiday party for its animals from noon to 4 p.m. Monday. At that time, visitors to the society’s shelter at 1805 E. 19th St. will be able to pass out treats, toys and blankets to dogs, cats, rabbits and white rats. The society’s 2002 calendars are also available for $12. The photos that appear in the calendar are winners of last summer’s photo contest. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. For more information, contact the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835. _________________________________ Insurance: Blue Cross sale information is online for policyholders The Kansas Department of Insurance has posted on its Web site documents related to the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Web site address is www.ksinsurance.org. Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius will have a hearing on the proposed acquisition Jan. 7-9 in Topeka. Under the deal, Indianapolis-based Anthem, will pay about $190 million for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, the state’s largest health insurer with more than 700,000 policyholders. Policyholders are asked to vote on the deal. Several state health organizations have said they fear premiums will go up and service will drop. Sebelius also must approve the buy-out before the sale can go forward. _________________________________ Higher education: Baker president to serve on national college board Baker University President Daniel Lambert has been elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ board of directors. Lambert, who has served as Baker’s president since 1987, will begin his three-year term in February. NAICU has about 1,000 member schools and serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on federal government policy issues such as student aid, taxation and government regulation. Lambert also has served on the boards of the Kansas City Board of Trade, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence and the Douglas County Community Foundation.
Flag towel?
December 23, 2001
New movie re-examines Red Scare, which left a lasting mark on Hollywood
December 23, 2001
Jim Carrey is not now, nor has he ever been, a member of the Communist Party. Such a denial is unnecessary these days, but during the Red Scare of the late 1940s and ‘50s the House Un-American Activities Committee would call actors, screenwriters and directors to testify about their political backgrounds.
Lawrence couple use best of the rest for custom house
December 23, 2001
By Carol Boncella When you’ve lived in as many places as Mike and Cathy have, from ordinary houses to New York City apartments, you begin to have a pretty good idea about what you want in a home.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
December 23, 2001
Recycled Christmas trees to become wildlife habitat
December 23, 2001
The city will collect live-cut Christmas trees for recycling from local households on Dec. 31, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The trees will become new homes for area wildlife.
Hunting seasons
December 23, 2001
MIGRATORY BIRDS Ducks low plains early zone second segment Dec. 24-Jan. 1, 6/12.
Kid Rock tries to shift focus from antics to music with new album
December 23, 2001
When you think of Kid Rock, the words “songwriter” or “musician” are probably not the first to come to mind. Most people focus on the over-the-top image the Detroit rock-rapper has parlayed into multiplatinum success: middle fingers blazing, nearly naked girls at his side as he belts out his hits in full screech.
Pablo Nunez Sr.
December 23, 2001
Mass of Christian burial for Pablo Nunez Sr., 76, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Nunez died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s news: Man bites dog
December 23, 2001
And now for something completely different: Man bites dog. A Margate, Fla., man, intoxicated and hiding out in a junked car after a hit-and-run accident, allegedly grabbed Vader, a Broward Sheriff’s Office canine, and bit him on the back of the neck and around the right eye late Wednesday.
Chronic wasting disease spotted near Anthony
December 23, 2001
Wildlife and Parks officials are planning extra precautions to monitor the health of deer in Kansas, following the recent occurrence of chronic wasting disease in a captive elk herd near Anthony.
Senators turn up defensive heat during 1-0 victory over Devils
December 23, 2001
The New Jersey Devils popularized the defensive trap when they won the 1995 Stanley Cup. What the Devils mastered, the Ottawa Senators perfected. The Senators used the trap effectively Saturday and stifled the Devils in the third period in a 1-0 victory.
Fur sheds stodgy image
December 23, 2001
If “luxury” is out, how come big, pouffy Russian-style fur hats and even elaborate, brightly hued fur coats are all over city streets and mall parking lots?
Build a decorative peg board
December 23, 2001
My decorating buddy, Shari Hiller, is always saying that most entries don’t have enough storage. Where do you put your coat and hat when you come into the house? What about the umbrella? Well, here’s a quick fix: decorative peg boards. Follow along with these simple instructions. Materials:
First North Pole trip made for memorabilia
December 23, 2001
Admiral Robert Edwin Peary has been credited with being the first to arrive at the North Pole, in 1909. He made the trip with his assistant, Matthew A. Henson, and four Inuits. He became a hero in the United States.
Vehicle fees will go up next April 1
December 23, 2001
Annual Kansas state park permits are available now at the lowest prices of the season. Buying park permits now will enable patrons to take advantage of every nice day without having to spend any time waiting in lines to buy permits or having to buy daily permits at self-pay stations because park offices are now closed on weekends.
Fish booklets on the way
December 23, 2001
January is just around the corner, and die-hard Kansas anglers don’t consider this month any different than May. Fishing is fishing, and there’s still good angling to be had in the winter months.
On the street
December 23, 2001
Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? Alex Rock, Southwest Junior High School student, Lawrence
Offices, services closed Tuesday
December 23, 2001
Government offices and many public services in Lawrence will be closed Tuesday in observance of Christmas. They also will be closed in most area towns.
recipient
December 23, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Julia Anderson will have a new home for the holidays without moving. On Saturday, employees from Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Lawrence and Topeka, 1420 N. Third St., installed new carpeting and vinyl flooring and repaired wallpaper in Anderson’s home as part of the company’s “Restore America” program.
Lawmakers to visit KSU to hear pleas for research
December 23, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Officials at Kansas research universities are hoping a change of scenery and a daylong meeting will persuade the Legislature to authorize $115 million in bonds to build research facilities.
Within 100 years, Lawrence may be in megalopolis, KU prof says
December 23, 2001
Dorothy Shaner knows something about every resident who passes by her Village Antiques and Gifts shop across the street from the old United Brethren Church. Is Shaner the town gossip? Hardly, and besides, in a town this size, one can’t help but get to know everyone else.
Nuggets coach Issel takes leave of absence
December 23, 2001
Denver Nuggets coach Dan Issel took a paid leave of absence Saturday, the day he was to return from a four-game suspension for shouting an insensitive ethnic remark at a fan. No timetable was set for Issel’s return, though general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said he believed Issel would need only a day or two to make a decision on whether to come back to the team.
Palestinian groups edge toward unity
December 23, 2001
Palestinians buried six young men killed in some of the worst Palestinian infighting in years, while a second militant group appeared ready Saturday to heed Yasser Arafat’s call to halt attacks against Israel.
ARM holders likely to get savings, thanks to Fed
December 23, 2001
Psst … How would you like to cut your mortgage payment by a third, with no hassle or expense? In fact, you don’t have to do anything at all; just wait for a notice in the mail. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s not.
Terrorism, cloning lead growth in biotechnology
December 23, 2001
At the dawn of the new millennium, biotechnology finally began to matter to people outside laboratories and brokerage houses. Scientists began deciphering the human genome in 2001, human embryos were cloned and gene research gained new urgency as microbiologists joined the battle against a sudden danger bioterrorism.
Office glut grows
December 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan Walking through a sprawling new office building at the western edge of town, Greg DiVilbiss knows that his family partnership is blazing a new frontier for real estate in Lawrence.
Provincial governor likely next leader of Argentina
December 23, 2001
Last-minute political wrangling delayed the Argentine Congress from appointing an interim president Saturday night as lawmakers quarreled over how long a caretaker should remain in office and when to call new elections.
World briefs
December 23, 2001
Spain: ‘Fat One’ lottery prizes waiting to be claimed South Korea: Ex-presidential aide arrested for bribery Iran: Students grow restless waiting for reforms Bangladesh: Rampage leaves 50 hurt in village
t really changed anything for players, owners or fans
December 23, 2001
We promised we would be different. Players did, owners did, and above all, fans did, too. We watched the buildings fall, watched the dirt-covered survivors, heard and read the stories of the tragic loss of life, and of the gallant, everyday heroes of that sunsplashed but horrible September day in New York City.
State wrests control of Philly schools
December 23, 2001
Students and teachers returning to classes after the holidays are going to find someone new in charge of the schools. State leaders seized control of the Philadelphia school district at 12:01 a.m. Saturday setting in motion what experts called the most ambitious reform program ever attempted.
Texas lands ex-Dodger pitcher for five years, $65 million
December 23, 2001
The pitching-poor Texas Rangers grabbed the best arm in the free agent market, agreeing Saturday to a $65 million, five-year contract with Chan Ho Park. Park, a 28-year-old right-hander, went 15-11 with a 3.50 ERA last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Body of missing Harvard biologist found
December 23, 2001
A body found in the Mississippi River was identified Saturday as a Harvard University biologist who disappeared more than a month ago. Don Wiley, 57, had been missing since Nov. 16 when his rental car was found abandoned with the keys in the ignition on a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis.
Officials removed after testing errors
December 23, 2001
Standardized test scores have been thrown out and the top two officials at Ingalls-Edison Academy removed after they encouraged teachers to ignore testing rules, Wichita schools superintendent Winston Brooks said.
Former Haysville superintendent on probation for misusing public funds
December 23, 2001
A former school superintendent was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay $44,600 in restitution for putting personal charges on his school district credit card. Lynn Stevens, 53, who headed the Haysville School District just south of Wichita, pleaded no contest last month to one count of misusing public funds.
Flag towel?
December 23, 2001
To the editor: Since Sept. 11, patriotism in our nation has flourished. Manufacturers and merchandisers have hastened to make and sell items that help us all to show our patriotism. Some, I fear, have gone too far.
Erosion formed an army of stone pillars
December 23, 2001
There’s a subtle but unforgettable reward for those who get up early at Bryce Canyon, a national park with decidedly unsubtle terrain. A half-dozen intrepid travelers had gathered at the overlook at Bryce Point in subfreezing temperatures, equipped with cameras and Styrofoam cups of coffee.
KU alumni make name in metalsmithing
December 23, 2001
By Mindie Paget Experimentation is always risky. But stakes multiply when the test materials are minuscule spheres of 22-karat gold and platinum and the catalyst is a torch.
Mann
December 23, 2001
Memorial services for Marion “M.E.” Mann, 78, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Mann died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
White under pressure after football fiasco
December 23, 2001
Some prominent Notre Dame alumni are not calling for athletics director Kevin White to be fired because of the George O’Leary hiring gaffe. Not yet, anyway. They say his next hire as Irish football coach will determine whether the O’Leary episode will be an embarrassing blip in White’s career or the beginning of the end.
New Afghan cabinet has frst meeting
December 23, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 7:10 a.m.) Afghanistan’s new cabinet met for the first time Sunday, some of its ministers escorted by armed militiamen for a session on the top priorities of security for the reconstruction of a war-shattered nation, and to millions of starving, displaced people.
N.Y. constructing viewing platform near attack site
December 23, 2001
The city has started building public viewing platforms around the World Trade Center terrorist attack site to give visitors a vantage point. “I think people should be able to see just how devastating it was,” Phil Clark, 45, of Greenwich, Conn., said Saturday as he stood with his family on a corner a block from the site.
So much history in those little tubes
December 23, 2001
Some lipstick facts.
Titans survive, 13-10
December 23, 2001
Sebastian Janikowski’s suddenly unreliable foot allowed the Tennessee Titans to keep their slim playoff hopes afloat. Tennessee’s Joe Nedney kicked his second short field goal with 1:48 left, and Oakland’s Janikowski missed his third of the night in the final seconds as the Titans beat the playoff-bound Raiders 13-10 Saturday night.
Examples from the wide-ranging collections of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library center on a winter theme
December 23, 2001
By Michael Newman Kenneth Spencer Research Library Curator in Graphics James Helliar describes the exhibition entitled “Winter Interludes” as the tips of icebergs. The show consists primarily of eight plates selected from the library’s various collections, which depict winter, holiday, or children’s themes. According to Helliar, each of these plates was selected as a representative example of a major collection in the library’s possession.
Asia trip a learning experience for Lawrence family
December 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lots of people use their vacation as an opportunity to visit old friends. Most people, however, don’t end up halfway around the world. But that’s what happened in October when Lawrence attorney Lance Burr took his adult children, Dustin and Desiree, on a trip to Thailand and China to visit his friend John Shenk, a former Lawrence resident who now works in Bangkok, Thailand.
Friends and neighbors
December 23, 2001
Running along the San Juan River, Logan Farmer, 18 months, catches some sun during a vacation to Colorado in September 2001. His grandmother, Cheryl Bowman, said she took the photograph because it reminded her of the simple freedom Americans should not take for granted. Logan is the son of Tamara Farmer, Durango, Colo. Bowman submitted the photograph. 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.
First North Pole trip made for memorabilia
December 23, 2001
Admiral Robert Edwin Peary has been credited with being the first to arrive at the North Pole, in 1909. He made the trip with his assistant, Matthew A. Henson, and four Inuits. He became a hero in the United States.
Friends and neighbors
December 23, 2001
KC’s road-danger rank doesn’t surprise commuters
December 23, 2001
By Mindie Paget In more than 27 years of commuting to Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence resident Bob Duver hasn’t seen many accidents, let alone ones that proved deadly. So he was a bit surprised to learn that a recent study ranked Kansas City 10th among major U.S. cities in its rate of traffic fatalities.
Report: CIA tracked bin Laden for 4 years
December 23, 2001
For four years prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the CIA paid a team of about 15 recruited Afghan agents to regularly track Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, according to well-placed sources.