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Car fire spreads to Old West Lawrence home
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:46 p.m.) A car caught fire in the garage of an Old West Lawrence home Monday morning and the blaze spread to an upper floor.
U.S. Marines lead search for Omar
Osama bin Laden still alive, says senator
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:53 p.m.) Helicopters filled with U.S. Marines in full combat gear took off from a base in southern Afghanistan Monday, and the country’s prime minister said they were hunting for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
New British troops arrive in Kabul
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 8:31 a.m.) More British troops arrived in the capital after complicated negotiations yielded a signed agreement on how international peacekeeping forces will operate under Afghanistan’s new government, officials said.
People
December 31, 2001
Bronchitis a show-stopper Author enamored of film Queen Mum misses church Poet, biographer dies
Area superintendents retiring at increasing pace
December 31, 2001
School superintendents in Missouri and Kansas are retiring at a rapid pace that promises to quicken in coming years as district leaders age and mounting job stress outpaces salaries. In the Kansas City area, four superintendents have retired since 1998 in Blue Springs, Raytown, Independence and Oak Grove and three more will leave this year.
Army relieves Marines at Afghanistan base
December 31, 2001
U.S. Marines prepared to hand over a base in southern Afghanistan to soldiers from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division as more suspected Taliban or al-Qaida prisoners arrived there Sunday, military officials said.
Strahan sets Giants record
December 31, 2001
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan broke Lawrence Taylor’s team record for sacks in a season against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Pakistan stretched thin by dual demands
December 31, 2001
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that neighboring India’s military buildup and bluster are tying his hands in dealing with the Islamic extremism that New Delhi blames for a deadly attack on its Parliament.
Stubborn thinking drives psychology of bad investing
December 31, 2001
I have a relative who swears his Lucent Technologies stock is going to return to trading at $70 any day now. “Keep hope alive,” I said while patting him on the arm. Lucent is now trading at approximately $6 a share. In December 1999, it sold for as much as $77 a share.
Experts offer tips for selling a home
December 31, 2001
It can be one of the most stressful scenarios imaginable: You need to move to a new location, but your home simply won’t sell. What should you do? The following tips can help: Don’t overreact. In a down market, be prepared to wait six months to a year to sell your home.
s Gary Miller for Lewis-Rahman rumble
December 31, 2001
After Sept. 11, our perception of and perspective on the games was significantly altered. Nevertheless, there were some achievements both comic and commendable in the past year that deserve to be chronicled.
Commission considers approval of 2002 state priorities
December 31, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will consider approval of its 2002 priorities for the Kansas Legislature.
Wichita taxpayers may pay bill for industrial pollution
December 31, 2001
Ten years ago, Wichita promised to force polluters to pay the $34 million it would cost to clean up the city’s downtown. But at least $20 million is still unpaid, and the city has just three more companies it can pursue for the money. If the polluters don’t pay, taxpayers will, The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday.
Experts offer tips for selling a home
December 31, 2001
It can be one of the most stressful scenarios imaginable: You need to move to a new location, but your home simply won’t sell. What should you do? The following tips can help: Don’t overreact. In a down market, be prepared to wait six months to a year to sell your home.
XFL biggest TV blunder of 2001
Worst Mills Lane impersonation goes to ESPN’s Gary Miller for Lewis-Rahman rumble
December 31, 2001
After Sept. 11, our perception of and perspective on the games was significantly altered. Nevertheless, there were some achievements both comic and commendable in the past year that deserve to be chronicled.
Strahan sets Giants record
December 31, 2001
New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan broke Lawrence Taylor’s team record for sacks in a season against Philadelphia on Sunday.
Liberty Bowl today’s best matchup
December 31, 2001
Brigham Young says thoughts of the BCS and Hawaii are gone, disappointments put away. The No. 19 Cougars can prove that today against No. 23 Louisville. They have been eager to play since a 72-45 loss to Hawaii on Dec. 8, which ruined their perfect season.
Services closed for New Year’s
December 31, 2001
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Tuesday in observance of New Year’s Day.
Commission considers approval of 2002 state priorities
December 31, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will consider approval of its 2002 priorities for the Kansas Legislature.
City budgets drainage repair
Nearly $7 million ready to prevent flooding problems
December 31, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city is preparing to spend nearly $7 million next year to improve stormwater drainage in parts of Lawrence.
Wichita taxpayers may pay bill for industrial pollution
December 31, 2001
Ten years ago, Wichita promised to force polluters to pay the $34 million it would cost to clean up the city’s downtown. But at least $20 million is still unpaid, and the city has just three more companies it can pursue for the money. If the polluters don’t pay, taxpayers will, The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday.
Tipsy Taxi gets revelers home safely
December 31, 2001
By Joy Ludwig People often select one of their friends to be a designated driver if they plan to party hard on New Year’s Eve. But if plans change unexpectedly, there’s still a way for people to find a safe ride home tonight or early Tuesday morning.
Billboards confront teen-age smokers
Students’ campaign aims to discourage peers’ tobacco use
December 31, 2001
By Tim Carpenter There’s nothing subtle about the campaign being waged by a group of Douglas County teens to keep their peers from smoking. The three-month billboard campaign, designed by Lawrence and Eudora high school students and targeting fellow teens, confronts motorists in five locations around Lawrence. The blunt message on the billboards: “Life is free … death costs $3.50 a pack.”
Kansas becoming more diverse
December 31, 2001
From the serious to not so serious, the 2000 census presented a snapshot of a Kansas that grew and became more diverse. With a nearly endless combination of numbers and charts, there was much to be learned about Kansans who they are, what they do and where they are.
2001 a big year for bad movies
December 31, 2001
Never fear. There will always be a richly competitive worst-films-of-the-year list. Here they are, in approximate order of disgrace.
Interactive exhibits draw new generation to Truman Presidential Museum and Library
December 31, 2001
Banner headlines announce the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the dropping of the first atomic bomb over Japan and the end of World II. The reproduced front pages from the nation’s newspapers, documenting the hectic first four months of Harry S. Truman’s presidency, are displayed at the start of a recently completed 11,000-square foot exhibit at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
The incongruity of holidays, war
December 31, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers It’s a strange sensation to be celebrating the holiday season while our country is at war. It is also, for me, a new experience, and not a particularly pleasant one.
Clark, marathons ring in New Year
December 31, 2001
Three decades is a long, long time, even for the seemingly ageless Dick Clark, the Dorian Gray of rock ‘n’ roll. Tonight marks the 30th annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (9 p.m., ABC). Steve Doocy and Madison Michele join Clark to report on the crowds gathered in New York City’s Times Square as well as other festivities throughout New York City.
s new leader steps down after week
December 31, 2001
President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned Sunday after support for his caretaker government abruptly collapsed, plunging Argentina into a deepening political and economic crisis just a week after he took office.
Temple mascot ejected
December 31, 2001
Temple’s mascot, Hooter the Owl, was ejected late in the game Sunday after going on the court and gesturing at the referee following a technical foul.
Researchers strive to improve computer communication
December 31, 2001
It has become commonplace in science-fiction: Men and women talk directly to computers as if they were other people. The machines understand spoken language and except for Hal, the smart-computer-turned-bad in the movie “2001” respond immediately to people’s needs. University of Colorado researchers are trying to make reality out of that fiction.
Walter, Bentley get along on field despite lawsuit
December 31, 2001
Ohio State linemen Tyson Walter and LeCharles Bentley are keeping their animosity for each other off the field.
2001 was an odyssey
December 31, 2001
By Joel Achenbach The Washington Post Many years ago, someone made a movie about the year 2001. It was all about space travel, artificial intelligence and a strange black monolith that was a sentry from an alien civilization or perhaps a portal to another universe. There was a contretemps between some astronauts and a homicidal computer. The movie was a bit scary, extremely self-indulgent and quite beautiful. The future as represented by the year 2001 was going to be mind-blowing. And then 2001 actually happened. We can now report that it was rather medieval.
s
December 31, 2001
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Tuesday in observance of New Year’s Day.
Mangino names linebackers coach
December 31, 2001
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced Monday he has named Dave Doeren as the new linebackers coach.
s best matchup
December 31, 2001
Brigham Young says thoughts of the BCS and Hawaii are gone, disappointments put away. The No. 19 Cougars can prove that today against No. 23 Louisville. They have been eager to play since a 72-45 loss to Hawaii on Dec. 8, which ruined their perfect season.
The incongruity of holidays, war
December 31, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Knight Ridder Newspapers It’s a strange sensation to be celebrating the holiday season while our country is at war. It is also, for me, a new experience, and not a particularly pleasant one.
Shirley J. Hale
December 31, 2001
Services are pending for Shirley J. Hale, 66, Topeka and formerly of Lawrence, and will be announced by Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel. Ms. Hale died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Topeka.
Smith reaches milestone
December 31, 2001
Emmitt Smith topped 16,000 yards rushing for his career Sunday, joining Walter Payton as the only players to reach the milestone.
Kansas becoming more diverse
December 31, 2001
From the serious to not so serious, the 2000 census presented a snapshot of a Kansas that grew and became more diverse. With a nearly endless combination of numbers and charts, there was much to be learned about Kansans who they are, what they do and where they are.
tobacco use
December 31, 2001
By Tim Carpenter There’s nothing subtle about the campaign being waged by a group of Douglas County teens to keep their peers from smoking. The three-month billboard campaign, designed by Lawrence and Eudora high school students and targeting fellow teens, confronts motorists in five locations around Lawrence. The blunt message on the billboards: “Life is free … death costs $3.50 a pack.”
Videoconferencing improvements re-create reality
December 31, 2001
The lesson on Paul Revere’s ride had gone over well, Ana Holland thought, when a little boy in the corner of the room raised his hand. “Yes, Sam, what was your question?” Holland asked. The 25 students fell silent, momentarily stunned.
For 2002, expect modest evolutions in gadgetry
December 31, 2001
Portable MP3 players will shrink in size but hold more songs. Cell phones will double as hand-held computers. And televisions will be bigger, sharper and cheaper. These are some of the new well, really just mostly improved consumer electronic gadgets that will debut in 2002, a year that also promises some modest strides toward the wirelessly connected world that was overpromised a year ago.
300 children turn out for annual event to improve their skills on the court
December 31, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Near the end of Sunday’s Holiday Clinic, some of Kansas University’s basketball players sang Barney’s “I Love You, You Love Me” to a group of hooting and chortling elementary children. At least they were singing while in a defensive stance.
Clark, marathons ring in New Year
December 31, 2001
Three decades is a long, long time, even for the seemingly ageless Dick Clark, the Dorian Gray of rock ‘n’ roll. Tonight marks the 30th annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (9 p.m., ABC). Steve Doocy and Madison Michele join Clark to report on the crowds gathered in New York City’s Times Square as well as other festivities throughout New York City.
lifts Hollywood to big finish for year
December 31, 2001
Audiences are making a habit of hobbits.
Shirley J. Hale
December 31, 2001
Area briefs
December 31, 2001
Towanda resident dies in house fire Sunday Group plans labyrinth walk for reflection on new year Infant-Toddler Council begins grocery store fund-raiser
Area briefs
December 31, 2001
Towanda resident dies in house fire Sunday Group plans labyrinth walk for reflection on new year Infant-Toddler Council begins grocery store fund-raiser
Stubborn thinking drives psychology of bad investing
December 31, 2001
I have a relative who swears his Lucent Technologies stock is going to return to trading at $70 any day now. “Keep hope alive,” I said while patting him on the arm. Lucent is now trading at approximately $6 a share. In December 1999, it sold for as much as $77 a share.
What’s new
December 31, 2001
Online travel companies regain altitude after attacks Mac goes to the Opera Standalone DVD recorders available for a high price
When will Sept. 11 settle into history?
December 31, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe The flags are still draped from the houses on the block. They went up in September in quick succession, like sports fans in a stadium performing the wave. They’ve stayed there, day and night, huge flags somewhat the worse for the weather, covering the sides of the tall houses for more than three months. But now a neighbor who has hung one asks me sheepishly, “how will I know when it’s OK to take it in?”
Osama bin Laden still alive, says senator
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:53 p.m.) Helicopters filled with U.S. Marines in full combat gear took off from a base in southern Afghanistan Monday, and the country’s prime minister said they were hunting for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
New British troops arrive in Kabul
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 8:31 a.m.) More British troops arrived in the capital after complicated negotiations yielded a signed agreement on how international peacekeeping forces will operate under Afghanistan’s new government, officials said.
Britain honors leaders of arts, science, industry as well as ordinary workers
December 31, 2001
Actor Ben Kingsley and the American scientist James Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize, received knighthoods today in a New Year’s list honoring people from the Bee Gees to the head of the lost-property office for London’s buses and subways.
Single firecracker may have started conflagration that devastated historic downtown district
December 31, 2001
Firefighters on Sunday dug through the rubble of a massive blaze sparked by a fireworks explosion in historic downtown Lima, retrieving more than 250 bodies by nightfall. Officials were trying to learn what caused the disaster. Propelled by exploding fireworks at dozens of sidewalk stands, a wall of fire raced across four blocks Saturday night, trapping holiday shoppers and street vendors who had jammed the narrow streets lined with shops and aging apartment buildings.
Philadelphia clinches title
December 31, 2001
Nobody is booing Donovan McNabb now.
People
December 31, 2001
Bronchitis a show-stopper Author enamored of film Queen Mum misses church Poet, biographer dies
s new
December 31, 2001
Online travel companies regain altitude after attacks Mac goes to the Opera Standalone DVD recorders available for a high price
Tuley services
December 31, 2001
Traffic ideas
December 31, 2001
To the editor: Commissioner Bob Johnson has brought up a Taul/Neider plan. That plan is to let Douglas County taxpayers foot the bill for a “super four”-lane 31st street, otherwise known as a defacto SLT, from 1750 Road (Noria) through the Prairie Park neighborhood to Iowa. Commissioners Taul and Nieder were under the impression that removing federal funds from the SLT project would exempt the plan from environmental regulations. Someone still is trying to circumvent the law regarding the wetlands.
Argentina’s new leader steps down after week
December 31, 2001
President Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned Sunday after support for his caretaker government abruptly collapsed, plunging Argentina into a deepening political and economic crisis just a week after he took office.
2001 was an odyssey
December 31, 2001
By Joel Achenbach The Washington Post Many years ago, someone made a movie about the year 2001. It was all about space travel, artificial intelligence and a strange black monolith that was a sentry from an alien civilization or perhaps a portal to another universe. There was a contretemps between some astronauts and a homicidal computer. The movie was a bit scary, extremely self-indulgent and quite beautiful. The future as represented by the year 2001 was going to be mind-blowing. And then 2001 actually happened. We can now report that it was rather medieval.
City on the Potomac sees big changes after Sept. 11
December 31, 2001
By Bill Snead A little more than a silver dollar’s toss across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., there’s a new monument. It’s not bronze or marble. There’s no plaque. It’s well off the usual tourist’s trail that winds in and around our nation’s capital. It’s a tree … slightly bigger around than the fat end of a pool cue and about twice as long.
Pistons end skid against ice-cold Heat
December 31, 2001
Jerry Stackhouse scored 24 points as the Detroit Pistons snapped a seven-game losing streak and handed Miami its sixth straight loss, 86-80, Sunday night.
Horoscopes
December 31, 2001
For Monday, Dec. 31, 2001. Those with birthdays today: Listen to your sixth sense when dealing with others. If you think something is askew or someone is acting screwy, study your communication. If you are single, romance will knock on your door this summer. If attached, your relationship will sometimes get confused if you socialize too much or internalize feelings. LEO reads you cold.
Arizona edges Valpo
December 31, 2001
In a lineup loaded with freshmen, Arizona juniors Jason Gardner and Rick Anderson stood tall against Valparaiso.
Births
December 31, 2001
Jeff and Jennifer Beam, Lecompton, a girl, Saturday. Lori and Adam Mills, Topeka, a girl, Saturday.
Chiefs jolt Jaguars
December 31, 2001
Two visits to the end zone gave Tony Gonzalez a chance to brush up on his basketball skills. Kansas City’s All-Pro tight end, unhappy with his role in the Chiefs’ offense this season, caught two touchdown passes Sunday in a 30-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
2001 ends on fantastic note
Lord of the Rings’ lifts Hollywood to big finish for year
December 31, 2001
Audiences are making a habit of hobbits.
Teammates impressed by Hinrich
December 31, 2001
By Gary Bedore Aaron Miles has played against some standout guards during his freshman season at Kansas. The best of the bunch?
Interactive exhibits draw new generation to Truman Presidential Museum and Library
December 31, 2001
Banner headlines announce the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the dropping of the first atomic bomb over Japan and the end of World II. The reproduced front pages from the nation’s newspapers, documenting the hectic first four months of Harry S. Truman’s presidency, are displayed at the start of a recently completed 11,000-square foot exhibit at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.
t changed their advice
December 31, 2001
In 1998, he sold his machine shop and retired from Ohio to Florida. He was only 50, and the children were grown and out of the house. He and his wife envisioned years of leisurely living. He invested $350,000 from the sale of his business in the stock market, and started withdrawing $1,500 a month to supplement his pension.
Horoscopes
December 31, 2001
Briefly
December 31, 2001
Decontamination effort in Senate building continues Bush hikes federal wages Scientists’ assets frozen Saudi prince calls for unity
On the record
December 31, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Talking higher tech
Researchers strive to improve computer communication
December 31, 2001
It has become commonplace in science-fiction: Men and women talk directly to computers as if they were other people. The machines understand spoken language and except for Hal, the smart-computer-turned-bad in the movie “2001” respond immediately to people’s needs. University of Colorado researchers are trying to make reality out of that fiction.
When will Sept. 11 settle into history?
December 31, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe The flags are still draped from the houses on the block. They went up in September in quick succession, like sports fans in a stadium performing the wave. They’ve stayed there, day and night, huge flags somewhat the worse for the weather, covering the sides of the tall houses for more than three months. But now a neighbor who has hung one asks me sheepishly, “how will I know when it’s OK to take it in?”
Beyond reach
December 31, 2001
J-W Editorials We need to rally and rebound, but we also must help those who will find that process slow and difficult. The Sept. 11 atrocities which altered lives in so many ways have created a fallout that will go on and on. To be sure, Americans and their allies who have had things changed so drastically must find ways to cope, fight back and regroup. And we will. But think how difficult this is for so many.
Assets decline forces Kauffman, Hall foundations to decrease donations
December 31, 2001
Double-digit declines at Kansas City’s two largest foundations have forced them both to cut back on giving. The stock market’s slide fueled a 17 percent drop in assets at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation over its past fiscal year. The Hall Family Foundation saw a 21 percent asset drop in the past two years.
Sound off
December 31, 2001
Why didn’t Kansas University use its Listserv to notify all students, faculty and staff about the scheduled meetings on tuition increases? Lynn Bretz, interim director of University Relations, said Provost David Shulenburger directed each dean to notify his or her school “as best they saw fit” about the meetings.
Philadelphia clinches title
December 31, 2001
Nobody is booing Donovan McNabb now.
Briefly
December 31, 2001
Decontamination effort in Senate building continues Bush hikes federal wages Scientists’ assets frozen Saudi prince calls for unity
Mangino names linebackers coach
December 31, 2001
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced Monday he has named Dave Doeren as the new linebackers coach.
KU Med to offer seniors classes on computers
December 31, 2001
Kansas University Medical Center will offer seniors free computer classes on Tuesday mornings at its Kansas City, Kan., campus.
World briefs
December 31, 2001
Voters demand results of presidential election More bush fires set; smoke chokes Sydney Six Palestinians killed in new round of violence
World briefs
December 31, 2001
Voters demand results of presidential election More bush fires set; smoke chokes Sydney Six Palestinians killed in new round of violence
Sex ed issue
December 31, 2001
On the record
December 31, 2001
On the money: Web sites sort out the differences between types of IRA accounts
December 31, 2001
With all the investment choices out there, the individual retirement account still remains one of the safest ways to save for the future. A number of Web sites can help sort out the differences between types of IRA accounts and the tax rules that apply. Here are a few sites worth visiting.
On the money
December 31, 2001
With all the investment choices out there, the individual retirement account still remains one of the safest ways to save for the future. A number of Web sites can help sort out the differences between types of IRA accounts and the tax rules that apply. Here are a few sites worth visiting.
Militant leader detained
December 31, 2001
Pakistan said today it had arrested the outspoken former leader of a militant Islamic group accused by India of helping orchestrate an attack on its Parliament that has taken the two countries to the brink of war.
Margaret P. Calvert
December 31, 2001
Local briefs
December 31, 2001
Rescue: Dog dies after efforts to save it from icy waters Emporia A woman’s effort to rescue her dog from an icy pond escalated Friday when she slipped into the water, as did her husband as he was trying to rescue her. Eleven firefighters worked together to rescue the couple, Stephen and Diana Jones, and their dog from a large pond near their rural Lyon County home. The Joneses were treated and released Friday from Newman Regional Health Center. The dog died after being treated at an Emporia veterinary clinic. ____________ Recreation: Zoo gains two more gorillas Topeka Tiffany the gorilla, of the Topeka Zoo, is gaining not just one new boyfriend, but two. Two gorillas on loan from the San Diego Zoo have arrived in Topeka, and will join 31-year-old Tiffany and 21-year-old male JoJo after a 30-day quarantine. The loan program aims to get the new gorillas, 12-year-old Kubatiza-Milt and 9-year-old Mbili, to mate with Tiffany. Zoo director Mike Coker said it will be months before it’s clear whether Tiffany will mate with Kubatiza-Milt or Mbili. “When we meet someone new, we want to take our time and get to know them,” he said. ____________ Health: Free eye exams offered for low-income workers Low-income workers and their families who are without health insurance can get free eye exams through the VISION USA Program. As part of the nationwide program, participating Kansas optometrists are donating their services to provide comprehensive eye exams for those who might not otherwise be eligible for assistance. Individuals who qualify also may be eligible for free or reduced-cost eyewear. In order to qualify for the free eye care through VISION USA, people must have a job or live in a household where at least one member is working part-time, have no health insurance that covers eye exams, meet income criteria based on household size and have had no eye examination within the last two years. Applicants can be screened for eligibility by contacting their local Salvation Army coordinator or by calling the regional Salvation Army Headquarters at (816) 756-1455.
Diverse resolutions
December 31, 2001
To the editor: As I sat down with my family for Christmas Eve dinner, the meal looked as wonderful as ever. No, in fact, it was not turkey. Instead, we were having tamales, frijoles, aroz, y pico de gallo. Also, there was a wide spectrum of vegetables, including avocados, tomatoes and various chiles to spice up our frozen Kansas Christmas spirits. This is part of my family’s holiday tradition, and we’ve had this meal every Christmas Eve as long as I can remember. It reaches all the way back to my mother’s family traditions in South Texas. To me, it does not seem strange at all. It does, however, capture the essence of three New Year’s resolutions that I hope the community will join me in.
Chiefs jolt Jaguars
December 31, 2001
Two visits to the end zone gave Tony Gonzalez a chance to brush up on his basketball skills. Kansas City’s All-Pro tight end, unhappy with his role in the Chiefs’ offense this season, caught two touchdown passes Sunday in a 30-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Briefly
December 31, 2001
Vets try to save mauled tiger cub Gas in mine kills 20 Buckingham Palace will not accept euros
Retirement ‘rules’ remain
Experts say economy hasn’t changed their advice
December 31, 2001
In 1998, he sold his machine shop and retired from Ohio to Florida. He was only 50, and the children were grown and out of the house. He and his wife envisioned years of leisurely living. He invested $350,000 from the sale of his business in the stock market, and started withdrawing $1,500 a month to supplement his pension.
Improve your resolution with these Internet sites
December 31, 2001
As January approaches, we turn to that quaint notion of making a resolution for the new year. Here, we sample the breadth of resolutions good and bad, kept and unkept that find space on the Web.
Photo philosophies are worth noting
December 31, 2001
Photographer Mary Ellen Mark is attributed with saying, “I don’t take pictures, I make pictures.”
Systems take new dimension
Videoconferencing improvements re-create reality
December 31, 2001
The lesson on Paul Revere’s ride had gone over well, Ana Holland thought, when a little boy in the corner of the room raised his hand. “Yes, Sam, what was your question?” Holland asked. The 25 students fell silent, momentarily stunned.
For 2002, expect modest evolutions in gadgetry
December 31, 2001
Portable MP3 players will shrink in size but hold more songs. Cell phones will double as hand-held computers. And televisions will be bigger, sharper and cheaper. These are some of the new well, really just mostly improved consumer electronic gadgets that will debut in 2002, a year that also promises some modest strides toward the wirelessly connected world that was overpromised a year ago.
Carolina tops A&M
December 31, 2001
Jason Capel had 22 points and 16 rebounds as North Carolina beat Texas A&M, 96-62, Sunday for its third straight victory. Carolina (5-5) reached .500 after opening the season 0-3.
Smith reaches milestone
December 31, 2001
Emmitt Smith topped 16,000 yards rushing for his career Sunday, joining Walter Payton as the only players to reach the milestone.
Arizona edges Valpo
December 31, 2001
In a lineup loaded with freshmen, Arizona juniors Jason Gardner and Rick Anderson stood tall against Valparaiso.
Pistons end skid against ice-cold Heat
December 31, 2001
Jerry Stackhouse scored 24 points as the Detroit Pistons snapped a seven-game losing streak and handed Miami its sixth straight loss, 86-80, Sunday night.
Atlanta QB knocked out again; four Dolphins hurt
December 31, 2001
Atlanta quarterback Chris Chandler was knocked out of a game for the fourth time this season, hurting a nerve in his right elbow during the first half of a 21-14 loss in Miami on Sunday.
OSU linemen hold no grudges
Walter, Bentley get along on field despite lawsuit
December 31, 2001
Ohio State linemen Tyson Walter and LeCharles Bentley are keeping their animosity for each other off the field.
Afghanistan to rebuild giant Buddha statues
December 31, 2001
Afghanistan’s new government plans to restore two giant sandstone Buddhas that survived centuries of Christian invaders and Islamic emperors, only to be destroyed by the Taliban in four days in March, sparking international outrage.
Army relieves Marines at Afghanistan base
December 31, 2001
U.S. Marines prepared to hand over a base in southern Afghanistan to soldiers from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division as more suspected Taliban or al-Qaida prisoners arrived there Sunday, military officials said.
WTC visitors now have clear view of ground zero
December 31, 2001
After three months of peering through gaps in fences and past police barricades, visitors on Sunday got an unobstructed view of the remains of the World Trade Center from a newly built observation platform. Starting at dawn, hundreds of people stood in a line that snaked for blocks, waiting in freezing temperatures for the 13-foot-high stage to open at 9 a.m.
Assets decline forces Kauffman, Hall foundations to decrease donations
December 31, 2001
Double-digit declines at Kansas City’s two largest foundations have forced them both to cut back on giving. The stock market’s slide fueled a 17 percent drop in assets at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation over its past fiscal year. The Hall Family Foundation saw a 21 percent asset drop in the past two years.
Area superintendents retiring at increasing pace
December 31, 2001
School superintendents in Missouri and Kansas are retiring at a rapid pace that promises to quicken in coming years as district leaders age and mounting job stress outpaces salaries. In the Kansas City area, four superintendents have retired since 1998 in Blue Springs, Raytown, Independence and Oak Grove and three more will leave this year.
Diverse resolutions
December 31, 2001
Traffic ideas
December 31, 2001
Beyond reach
December 31, 2001
J-W Editorials We need to rally and rebound, but we also must help those who will find that process slow and difficult. The Sept. 11 atrocities which altered lives in so many ways have created a fallout that will go on and on. To be sure, Americans and their allies who have had things changed so drastically must find ways to cope, fight back and regroup. And we will. But think how difficult this is for so many.
Pakistan stretched thin by dual demands
December 31, 2001
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that neighboring India’s military buildup and bluster are tying his hands in dealing with the Islamic extremism that New Delhi blames for a deadly attack on its Parliament.
Day belongs to knights and distinguished subjects
Britain honors leaders of arts, science, industry as well as ordinary workers
December 31, 2001
Actor Ben Kingsley and the American scientist James Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize, received knighthoods today in a New Year’s list honoring people from the Bee Gees to the head of the lost-property office for London’s buses and subways.
Saddam’s rivals say leader could be toppled easily
December 31, 2001
To hear officials from Iraq’s main resistance group describe it, opposition to Saddam Hussein inside the country is such that not much will be needed to dislodge him. They believe it could be done with 3,000 U.S.-trained Iraqi rebels, an Afghanistan-style bombing campaign, the insertion of several thousand U.S. special forces and a big assist from Iran. A show of American resolve would cause mass defections, they say, crumbling Saddam’s regime.
Afghanistan government agrees on peacekeepers
December 31, 2001
The new Afghan government has reached an agreement with international peacekeepers on how they will function in the coming months, the country’s interim foreign minister said Sunday. Dr. Abdullah, who uses only one name, said that multinational troops would be allowed to operate in various Afghan cities, working with Afghan authorities to provide security. But he would not provide further specifics about the deal, which followed long and complicated negotiations both with the peacekeepers and among different factions of the Afghan leadership.
Capital losses
City on the Potomac sees big changes after Sept. 11
December 31, 2001
By Bill Snead A little more than a silver dollar’s toss across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., there’s a new monument. It’s not bronze or marble. There’s no plaque. It’s well off the usual tourist’s trail that winds in and around our nation’s capital. It’s a tree … slightly bigger around than the fat end of a pool cue and about twice as long.
Lima death toll from fire tops 250
Single firecracker may have started conflagration that devastated historic downtown district
December 31, 2001
Firefighters on Sunday dug through the rubble of a massive blaze sparked by a fireworks explosion in historic downtown Lima, retrieving more than 250 bodies by nightfall. Officials were trying to learn what caused the disaster. Propelled by exploding fireworks at dozens of sidewalk stands, a wall of fire raced across four blocks Saturday night, trapping holiday shoppers and street vendors who had jammed the narrow streets lined with shops and aging apartment buildings.
Afghanistan to rebuild giant Buddha statues
December 31, 2001
Afghanistan’s new government plans to restore two giant sandstone Buddhas that survived centuries of Christian invaders and Islamic emperors, only to be destroyed by the Taliban in four days in March, sparking international outrage.
Briefly
December 31, 2001
Vets try to save mauled tiger cub Gas in mine kills 20 Buckingham Palace will not accept euros
Car fire spreads to Old West Lawrence home
December 31, 2001
(Updated Monday at 12:46 p.m.) A car caught fire in the garage of an Old West Lawrence home Monday morning and the blaze spread to an upper floor.
WTC visitors now have clear view of ground zero
December 31, 2001
After three months of peering through gaps in fences and past police barricades, visitors on Sunday got an unobstructed view of the remains of the World Trade Center from a newly built observation platform. Starting at dawn, hundreds of people stood in a line that snaked for blocks, waiting in freezing temperatures for the 13-foot-high stage to open at 9 a.m.
s rivals say leader could be toppled easily
December 31, 2001
To hear officials from Iraq’s main resistance group describe it, opposition to Saddam Hussein inside the country is such that not much will be needed to dislodge him. They believe it could be done with 3,000 U.S.-trained Iraqi rebels, an Afghanistan-style bombing campaign, the insertion of several thousand U.S. special forces and a big assist from Iran. A show of American resolve would cause mass defections, they say, crumbling Saddam’s regime.
Tuley services
December 31, 2001
Services for Mary L. Tuley, 78, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Tuley died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
2001 a big year for bad movies
December 31, 2001
Never fear. There will always be a richly competitive worst-films-of-the-year list. Here they are, in approximate order of disgrace.
Atlanta QB knocked out again
December 31, 2001
Atlanta quarterback Chris Chandler was knocked out of a game for the fourth time this season, hurting a nerve in his right elbow during the first half of a 21-14 loss in Miami on Sunday.
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December 31, 2001
Jason Capel had 22 points and 16 rebounds as North Carolina beat Texas A&M, 96-62, Sunday for its third straight victory. Carolina (5-5) reached .500 after opening the season 0-3.
Militant leader detained
December 31, 2001
Pakistan said today it had arrested the outspoken former leader of a militant Islamic group accused by India of helping orchestrate an attack on its Parliament that has taken the two countries to the brink of war.
Nearly $7 million ready to prevent flooding problems
December 31, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city is preparing to spend nearly $7 million next year to improve stormwater drainage in parts of Lawrence.
Improve your resolution with these Internet sites
December 31, 2001
As January approaches, we turn to that quaint notion of making a resolution for the new year. Here, we sample the breadth of resolutions good and bad, kept and unkept that find space on the Web.
Photo philosophies are worth noting
December 31, 2001
Photographer Mary Ellen Mark is attributed with saying, “I don’t take pictures, I make pictures.”
Tipsy Taxi gets revelers home safely
December 31, 2001
By Joy Ludwig People often select one of their friends to be a designated driver if they plan to party hard on New Year’s Eve. But if plans change unexpectedly, there’s still a way for people to find a safe ride home tonight or early Tuesday morning.
KU Med to offer seniors classes on computers
December 31, 2001
Kansas University Medical Center will offer seniors free computer classes on Tuesday mornings at its Kansas City, Kan., campus.
Sex ed issue
December 31, 2001
To the editor: I assume the Journal-World publishes James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” column for entertainment rather than education, as Dobson consistently writes without fear and without research. Never was this clearer than in his Dec. 21 column on sex education. In attacking coeducational sex ed, Dobson suggests that the class would rob girls of their “natural modesty” and therefore make them more likely to have sex sooner. As most research, including my own book on the history of sex ed (“Teaching Sex,” Harvard University Press, 2000), has shown, the opposite is closer to the truth.
Afghanistan government agrees on peacekeepers
December 31, 2001
The new Afghan government has reached an agreement with international peacekeepers on how they will function in the coming months, the country’s interim foreign minister said Sunday. Dr. Abdullah, who uses only one name, said that multinational troops would be allowed to operate in various Afghan cities, working with Afghan authorities to provide security. But he would not provide further specifics about the deal, which followed long and complicated negotiations both with the peacekeepers and among different factions of the Afghan leadership.
Margaret P. Calvert
December 31, 2001
Services for Margaret P. Calvert, 94, Waverly, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bethany Church of Christ. Burial will be at Waverly Cemetery. Mrs. Calvert died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Stormont-Vail Health Center, Topeka.
On the street
December 31, 2001
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
Temple mascot ejected
December 31, 2001
Temple’s mascot, Hooter the Owl, was ejected late in the game Sunday after going on the court and gesturing at the referee following a technical foul.
Local briefs
December 31, 2001
Rescue: Dog dies after efforts to save it from icy waters Emporia A woman’s effort to rescue her dog from an icy pond escalated Friday when she slipped into the water, as did her husband as he was trying to rescue her. Eleven firefighters worked together to rescue the couple, Stephen and Diana Jones, and their dog from a large pond near their rural Lyon County home. The Joneses were treated and released Friday from Newman Regional Health Center. The dog died after being treated at an Emporia veterinary clinic. ____________ Recreation: Zoo gains two more gorillas Topeka Tiffany the gorilla, of the Topeka Zoo, is gaining not just one new boyfriend, but two. Two gorillas on loan from the San Diego Zoo have arrived in Topeka, and will join 31-year-old Tiffany and 21-year-old male JoJo after a 30-day quarantine. The loan program aims to get the new gorillas, 12-year-old Kubatiza-Milt and 9-year-old Mbili, to mate with Tiffany. Zoo director Mike Coker said it will be months before it’s clear whether Tiffany will mate with Kubatiza-Milt or Mbili. “When we meet someone new, we want to take our time and get to know them,” he said. ____________ Health: Free eye exams offered for low-income workers Low-income workers and their families who are without health insurance can get free eye exams through the VISION USA Program. As part of the nationwide program, participating Kansas optometrists are donating their services to provide comprehensive eye exams for those who might not otherwise be eligible for assistance. Individuals who qualify also may be eligible for free or reduced-cost eyewear. In order to qualify for the free eye care through VISION USA, people must have a job or live in a household where at least one member is working part-time, have no health insurance that covers eye exams, meet income criteria based on household size and have had no eye examination within the last two years. Applicants can be screened for eligibility by contacting their local Salvation Army coordinator or by calling the regional Salvation Army Headquarters at (816) 756-1455.