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December 24, 2001
Local briefs
December 24, 2001
Domestic disturbance led to triple-killing, police say Kansas City, Kan. Shootings that left three people dead began when a man intervened in a fight between his stepdaughter and her husband, police said Sunday. Police have not released the names of any of the victims. According to police, a husband and wife were arguing at their house in Kansas City, Kan., when the woman’s stepfather, who lived across the street, came to the home. “The disturbance escalated and the stepfather displayed a gun and shot the husband,” a police statement said. The stepfather then held the woman hostage in the house. She escaped Saturday morning, and called police from a neighbor’s house. When police tried to contact the stepfather at his house, a man inside shot at police with an assault rifle, beginning a 10-hour standoff that ended with a fire. Once the fire was out, police found a man’s body inside the house. They also found a woman’s gunshot body in a shed behind the house. ________ Public safety: State highway patrol adds Douglas County trooper A new Kansas Highway Patrol trooper is cruising the highways of Douglas County. Edna Buttler has been assigned to field training under Master Trooper Paul Alexander, KHP officials said. She recently completed a 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Highway Patrol’s Training Academy in Salina. Buttler is a graduate of Vista High School in Vista, Calif. She served in the Army Reserve from 1990 to 1998 as a military police officer. Prior to joining the patrol, she worked as a certified occupancy specialist for RPS Management Co. in Parsons. ________ Life science: KU to get $500,000 grant for research equipment Kansas University will receive $500,000 for life science research under the 2002 federal Labor and Health and Human Services appropriations bill. The money, secured by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., will be used to purchase cellular and molecular imaging equipment that allows researchers to identify genetic and protein bases of diseases, according to Roberts’ office. The money will be shared between the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and the molecular biology department on the Lawrence campus. The funding bill also included $500,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas in Wichita to continue working with Wichita State University to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. The center will work to help businesses hire people with disabilities. ________ Communications: TV station back to full power Residents of Lawrence and surrounding areas now should be able to tune in a clear picture from Topeka’s KTKA-TV. The ABC station returned to full power Saturday afternoon after operating at only 10,000 watts since last Monday. Power had been reduced from full strength nearly 3.5 million watts to allow maintenance personnel to replace the station’s antenna, which sits atop a 1,436-foot tower. The antenna replacement will allow future expansion of the station’s signal to incorporate a digital signal. Digital transmission isn’t set to begin until late fall 2002.
Lindsborg chess tourney has international appeal
Grand master is star of historic competition
December 24, 2001
It’s the Super Bowl of Kansas chess.
Bench Woodling
December 24, 2001
Speculation abounds Issel might not return
Coach’s decision to take indefinite leave could be sign he’s working out settlement with Nuggets
December 24, 2001
It has been the most turbulent two weeks in Denver Nuggets’ history, and it might not be over yet.
Hasek earns shutout in Wings’ rout
Detroit goalie denies 23 shots in 5-0 victory for second straight blanking
December 24, 2001
Now that the Detroit Red Wings have rediscovered their scoring touch, Dominik Hasek has stopped allowing goals as well.
A. Ernest Hess
December 24, 2001
Local briefs
December 24, 2001
Domestic disturbance led to triple-killing, police say Kansas City, Kan. Shootings that left three people dead began when a man intervened in a fight between his stepdaughter and her husband, police said Sunday. Police have not released the names of any of the victims. According to police, a husband and wife were arguing at their house in Kansas City, Kan., when the woman’s stepfather, who lived across the street, came to the home. “The disturbance escalated and the stepfather displayed a gun and shot the husband,” a police statement said. The stepfather then held the woman hostage in the house. She escaped Saturday morning, and called police from a neighbor’s house. When police tried to contact the stepfather at his house, a man inside shot at police with an assault rifle, beginning a 10-hour standoff that ended with a fire. Once the fire was out, police found a man’s body inside the house. They also found a woman’s gunshot body in a shed behind the house. ________ Public safety: State highway patrol adds Douglas County trooper A new Kansas Highway Patrol trooper is cruising the highways of Douglas County. Edna Buttler has been assigned to field training under Master Trooper Paul Alexander, KHP officials said. She recently completed a 22-week basic law enforcement course at the Highway Patrol’s Training Academy in Salina. Buttler is a graduate of Vista High School in Vista, Calif. She served in the Army Reserve from 1990 to 1998 as a military police officer. Prior to joining the patrol, she worked as a certified occupancy specialist for RPS Management Co. in Parsons. ________ Life science: KU to get $500,000 grant for research equipment Kansas University will receive $500,000 for life science research under the 2002 federal Labor and Health and Human Services appropriations bill. The money, secured by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., will be used to purchase cellular and molecular imaging equipment that allows researchers to identify genetic and protein bases of diseases, according to Roberts’ office. The money will be shared between the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and the molecular biology department on the Lawrence campus. The funding bill also included $500,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas in Wichita to continue working with Wichita State University to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. The center will work to help businesses hire people with disabilities. ________ Communications: TV station back to full power Residents of Lawrence and surrounding areas now should be able to tune in a clear picture from Topeka’s KTKA-TV. The ABC station returned to full power Saturday afternoon after operating at only 10,000 watts since last Monday. Power had been reduced from full strength nearly 3.5 million watts to allow maintenance personnel to replace the station’s antenna, which sits atop a 1,436-foot tower. The antenna replacement will allow future expansion of the station’s signal to incorporate a digital signal. Digital transmission isn’t set to begin until late fall 2002.
Edith G. Kester
December 24, 2001
Bus parable
December 24, 2001
George E. Bunn
December 24, 2001
Nancy B. Wolf
December 24, 2001
Offensive patriotism?
December 24, 2001
On the record
December 24, 2001