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Sports editor found apparently beaten to death in Columbia
November 1, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 1:07 p.m.) Kent Heitholt, sports editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune, was found dead early Thursday after being beaten in the newspaper’s parking lot. He was 48. Witnesses described at least two attackers, but police had not arrested any suspects, said police Capt. Eric Meyer.
KC postal workers given antibiotics as precaution
November 1, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:54 p.m.) More than 170 people were taking antibiotics as a precaution Thursday after preliminary tests indicated traces of anthrax at a specialized Kansas City postal facility. No employees have become ill and there was no apparent risk to the public, health and postal officials said.
Carla Stovall to run for governor
November 1, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 1:01 p.m.) Attorney General Carla Stovall is running for governor. Stovall told reporters Thursday she will kick off her campaign for the 2002 Republican nomination later this month. She also said she will name her running mate then.
U.S. clandestinely recruiting more anti-Taliban groups
More reservists expected to be called up to fight terrorists
November 1, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:21 a.m.) As U.S. troops help rebels fighting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, other teams of American special forces are clandestinely trying to recruit other anti-Taliban groups to join the campaign, Gen. Tommy Franks said Thursday.
No clues’ to suggest NY woman caught anthrax from mail
November 1, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:30 p.m.) Investigators reported “no clues” indicating the mail is to blame for the death of a New York City hospital worker, but said Thursday the anthrax that killed her is indistinguishable from that found in tainted letters. More than 170 postal workers in Missouri began preventive antibiotics after spores were found in Kansas City.
Government to cut 30-year bonds
November 1, 2001
The government announced Wednesday it was eliminating sales of new 30-year bonds and instead would rely on securities with a shorter maturity to finance the national debt. Demand for 30-year bonds in circulation soared as investors rushed to snap up a product that offers a government-guaranteed interest rate for such a long period.
Business briefs
November 1, 2001
Recovery: Workers find gold at Ground Zero Leadership: British Telecom stock rises on chief’s news Airlines: Delta announces fewer layoffs
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 1, 2001
Two employees fired for Halloween clothes
November 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck If you thought your Halloween was scary, talk to Justin Erickson or Crystal Roberts. The two employees of Allen Press said they were fired Wednesday for wearing clothes or accessories to work that had Halloween themes. Erickson, 26, wore a jack-o’-lantern pin on his dress shirt. Roberts, 22, wore striped orange socks and T-shirt showing Snoopy trick-or-treating.
U.S. heavy airstrikes continue
November 1, 2001
Heavy bombers went into action on Wednesday over northern Afghanistan, pounding front-line Taliban positions in a dramatic increase in U.S. support for opposition forces on the battlefield.
THE MAG: Chopper command
Helicopter Helicopter finds ways to stand out from indie crowd
November 1, 2001
By Jon Niccum Boston’s Helicopter Helicopter finds itself in the same situation as many other indie bands, being able to pack local clubs on a regional basis but utterly anonymous when removed from its home base. There’s really only one cure for that condition, and it usually involves multiple trips in a weathered Winnebago or a trusty Econoline Van.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Travis Meeks from Days of the New
November 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The first chapter in the Days of the New story should be titled “Too Much Too Soon.” Formed in the mid-‘90s by school chums Travis Meeks (vocals/guitar), Jesse Vest (bass), Matt Taul (drums) and later Todd Whitener (guitar), the Louisville, Ky.-based band was signed to a major label before all the members had their first driver’s licenses.
School picture to benefit WTC victims
November 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students and staff at South Junior High School gave a collective hug Wednesday to New York City residents stricken by terrorist attacks. The annual all-school photograph took on special meaning when hundreds of people gathered on the football field to create an “I Love New York” message.
Secretary of State to seek re-election
Democratic senator will announce in December if he plans to challenge Thornburgh
November 1, 2001
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh contends a third term will help him finish modernizing his office. A Democratic legislator is looking at challenging him. Thornburgh, a Republican, said Wednesday that he is running for re-election next year because he enjoys the job and wants to realize his goal of making it fully accessible by computer.
Going (too?) public
Student opinion varies on displays of affection
November 1, 2001
By Jim Baker Public displays of affection. Some young people will tell you they’re just a regular part of high school life. One such student is Taryn Steward, 16, a junior at Free State High School. “Yeah. Kissing, hugging you see everything, just about,” she says. Does it bother her? “I don’t like seeing people kiss,” she says. “And I wouldn’t like anyone to see me kiss no dude.”
Kerr to wait for session’s end to announce candidacy
November 1, 2001
Senate President Dave Kerr plans to wait until the 2002 legislative session ends before announcing whether he’ll run for governor. Kerr said Wednesday that since he expressed an interest about a month ago, people have been encouraging him to run.
N Sync’s Bass takes his act to the big screen in ‘On the Line’
November 1, 2001
Singing isn’t the only thing ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass does. Now he’s trying his hand at movie stardom. In the PG-rated “On the Line,” he plays a Chicago advertising executive who chats with a woman (Emmanuelle Chriqui) on the subway. By the time he realizes he’s fallen in love with her, she’s lost in the crowd.
FEMA recommends floodplain regulations
Local guidelines will help provide economic stability in Douglas County, experts say
November 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis The picture on the screen was of a flooded playground. The top of a jungle gym and a few other toys poked above the water’s surface. No homes or businesses could be seen. “This,” said Roger Benson, “is the kind of floodplain development that’s done right. Water goes up, water goes down, nothing gets damaged.”
KU chancellor discusses faculty, GTA pay
Hemenway said tightening state budget may prevent increased salaries everybody seeks
November 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway used a Halloween-night forum to paint a grim picture of the university’s budget. Despite that, several of the 30 students who participated in the question-and-answer session Wednesday at Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union sought increased wages for faculty and especially for graduate teaching assistants.
Continuance filed in KC murder case
Attorneys say defendant tried to overdose on anti-depressants
November 1, 2001
Defense attorneys for Keith D. Nelson asked for a continuance in Nelson’s penalty hearing Wednesday, saying he had tried to kill himself and needs a mental evaluation. Nelson, 26, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of murder during a kidnapping in the 1999 death of 10-year-old Pamela Butler.
Dents are focal point in Kursk investigation
65th body recovered from sunken submarine
November 1, 2001
Investigators trying to determine what triggered the explosions that sank the nuclear submarine Kursk are focusing on dents in its hull, a top Cabinet official said Wednesday as experts pulled out a 65th body from the wrecked vessel.
Call goof tips police to drugs
November 1, 2001
Two teen-agers talked their way into handcuffs by way of an accidental cell phone call to 911. Dispatchers listened to a giggle-punctuated, 20-minute discussion between the 19- and 18-year-old young men, including an alleged boast of a planned armed robbery.
Grant boosts courthouse update
November 1, 2001
The proposed redevelopment of the old downtown U.S. Courthouse into a mixed-use housing and office project has been boosted by a $1.6 million federal grant obtained by Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri.
Experts offer tips for storing important stuff
November 1, 2001
OK, so you’ve decided to get your important papers financial and otherwise in order. But how? Financial planners, including Travis Oliver of Douglas County Insurance and Financial Services, offer the following suggestions for where and how to retain, organize and store essential documents.
Guests staying away from talk shows
Many celebrities reluctant to travel to New York after terrorist attacks
November 1, 2001
Since Sept. 11, television talk shows based in New York are having a tough time filling their couches. The starmaking machinery has been slowed by many celebrities’ reluctance to travel, forcing many talk shows to cope with last-minute cancellations and invite guests who normally wouldn’t get a second look.
Economy shrinks by 0.4 percent
President Bush blames attacks, decline in consumer confidence for drop in gross domestic product
November 1, 2001
The economy, battered by a yearlong slowdown and the jolt of the terror attacks, shrank at a 0.4 percent rate from July through September, a decline that could signal the end to the longest economic expansion in U.S. history.
Investors cautious
Trading slows after economic report
November 1, 2001
Cautious trading surfaced Wednesday on Wall Street as investors bid tech stocks modestly higher but sold blue chips following a government report saying the nation’s economy shrank at a smaller-than-expected rate in the third quarter.
U.S. tightens immigration policies
Foreign terrorist task force created
November 1, 2001
The government tightened its immigration policies Wednesday, promising to use more extensive background checks and better intelligence-sharing to keep out suspected terrorists and their supporters.
Fashionistas break out the stars and stripes
November 1, 2001
Stars and stripes are chic fashion looks. Red, white and blue is now the must-wear color combination. These familiar and clearly patriotic styles are a far cry from the grommet-covered belts and leather jodhpurs that were touted as the season’s hottest styles before Sept. 11.
Latest anthrax death a mystery
Victim was not part of earlier sphere that included media, government targets
November 1, 2001
Public health and law enforcement investigators worked intently Wednesday to retrace the final days of a New York hospital worker who succumbed to inhalation anthrax, hoping to solve the vexing medical mystery of how she became infected.
Bush prods Congress to pass stimulus package
November 1, 2001
President Bush said Wednesday he was “deeply concerned” about figures showing the economy slipping toward recession, and he demanded that Congress get an economic recovery package “to my desk before the end of November.”
New editor debuts at Harper’s Bazaar
November 1, 2001
Gwyneth Paltrow might be the cover girl of the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, but Glenda Bailey is the star. This is the first issue that has Bailey’s stamp on it since she took over the position of editor in chief.
World Briefs
November 1, 2001
Yugoslavia: Mass graves discovered, blamed on Milosevic Spain: Police round up 13 suspected separatists
Virgin Atlantic unveils bulletproof cockpit door
November 1, 2001
Virgin Atlantic airlines unveiled its first bulletproof cockpit door Wednesday on a jumbo jet renamed “The Spirit of New York” to honor the thousands killed in the World Trade Center attack.
Area briefs
November 1, 2001
Electricity appeal delayed in utilities lawsuit Couple assists celebrity with game show question Baker University receives $5,000 estate gift
Shop locally
November 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial During the holidays, or any time of the year, Lawrence residents should remember that dollars spent locally benefit the city in many ways.
Give locally
November 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial And speaking of keeping dollars at home Officials with the United Way of Douglas County know that many people leave Lawrence and the rest of the county each day to travel to their jobs in other communities.
OUR team
November 1, 2001
Positive force
November 1, 2001
Microsoft tentatively OKs antitrust case settlement
November 1, 2001
Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday to settle the historic antitrust case against the software giant, and state attorneys general were reviewing terms of the deal, according to people familiar with the talks.
Flutie comfortable with Chargers
November 1, 2001
A lot of football fans think of Doug Flutie as a reckless scrambler, a quarterback who does most of his damage with his quick feet. It’s a mistake Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil is making sure his defense does not make.
Security dominates meetings
November 1, 2001
The increased cost of securing NFL stadiums and assuring a safe Super Bowl, topics that in past years might have required only a few minutes of discussion, dominated talks Wednesday at the NFL owners’ meetings.
Husker cited on suspicion of marijuana possession
November 1, 2001
A Nebraska football player has been cited on suspicion of marijuana possession, the seventh player to face legal problems since summer. University of Nebraska-Lincoln police also cited Jon Dawson on Oct. 22 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Crouch among Unitas finalists
November 1, 2001
Quarterbacks for three of the country’s Top 25 teams are among the finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The five finalists are Eric Crouch of No. 2 Nebraska, Joey Harrington of No. 8 Oregon, Kurt Kittner of No. 21 Illinois, David Carr of Fresno State and Zak Kustok of Northwestern.
Kansas Basketball Notes: Williams predicts better nights for Jordan
Thirty former Big 12 players start season on NBA rosters
November 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore The magic was missing for Michael Jordan on Tuesday night. “It was sad to me because I wanted that last shot to go in and everybody’d say, ‘Oh he hasn’t changed,”’ Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said of ‘His Airness,’ who clanged a possible game-tying three-pointer with 18 seconds left in Washington’s 93-91 NBA season-opening loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Baldwin’s Brown all-Frontier pick
November 1, 2001
Baldwin sophomore Emily Brown was a first-team pick for the all-Frontier League volleyball team. Other area players on the Frontier team were Wellsville’s Jessica Clay and Eudora’s Laura Kracl.
Correction
November 1, 2001
Due to incorrect roster information, Eudora High football player Joe Born was misidentified in a photo in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
Our Town Sports
November 1, 2001
All for the team
There’s no room for error in pit crew competition
November 1, 2001
Jeff Burton thinks the key for his pit crew team to repeat as Rockingham Pit Crew Competition champions is to treat the event as any other pit stop. The No. 99 Ford team won last year’s competition with a four-tire and gas stop in 18.355 seconds (an event record) and no penalties.
Batista gets his Series start a day late
November 1, 2001
A day later than scheduled, Arizona’s Miguel Batista will get his World Series start tonight in Game 5 against the New York Yankees. The change is no big deal for a pitcher who has been moving back and forth between the starting rotation and bullpen all season.
Pitching on short rest no big deal to old-timers
November 1, 2001
Like everything else in baseball, pitching isn’t an exact science. There are as many opinions about throwing a ball 60 feet, 6 inches as there are men who have made their living at it.
World Series: Yanks win in 10
November 1, 2001
Baseball fans, meet the first Mr. November. Four minutes after midnight EST, Derek Jeter earned that distinction by hitting a home run with two outs in the bottom of 10th inning to lift the New York Yankees over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3, and tie the World Series at two games each.
Wildcats dominate Jayhawks
Kansas State sweeps Kansas for 14th straight victory against in-state rival
November 1, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas coach Ray Bechard talked to his team for nearly 30 minutes after the Jayhawks were swept by Kansas State on Wednesday night at Horejsi Center. Bechard usually spends no more than 15 minutes with the volleyball team after matches win or lose before exiting the room to get a stat sheet and speak with the media.
Davenport win streak hits 13
No. 1 women’s ranking up for grabs at Sanex tournament
November 1, 2001
Lindsay Davenport remained in contention for the No. 1 ranking, beating Amanda Coetzer 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday at the Sanex Championships to extend her winning streak to 13 matches.
Augusta National tougher than ever
Woods says course will play two to three strokes higher at next year’s Masters
November 1, 2001
Tiger Woods doesn’t recall his score, either a 72 or 73. What stood out when he returned to Augusta National for the first time since winning the Masters were the numbers on the irons he kept pulling from the bag.
6News video report: Anthrax hits close to home
November 1, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the confirmed report of anthrax in a stamp fulfillment building in Kansas City.
NBA Roundup: Nets melt Celts
Pierce scores 36 in Boston’s 95-92 loss
November 1, 2001
First came the foul. Then the buzzer. And then the shot. That sequence helped save the Nets from blowing a 25-point lead to the Celtics on Wednesday night, as Jason Kidd scored 21 and New Jersey held on to win 95-92 after a scramble in the final seconds that gave Boston one last chance after a premature final buzzer.
NHL Roundup: Huselius scores twice, propels Panthers past Rangers
November 1, 2001
Kristian Huselius is giving the Florida Panthers reason for optimism. The Florida rookie scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to lift the Panthers, who started the night in last place in the Eastern Conference, to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Friends and neighbors
November 1, 2001
Frances Stevens Bellamy
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The One’
Action star Jet Li gets overwhelmed by digital effects in routine ‘The One’
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Unlike some of his peers from Hong Kong, action hero Jet Li (“Kiss of the Dragon”) is unique because he’s willing to play a bad guy. Not only is he eager, but he’s also remarkably adept. Despite his 5‘6” frame, Li projects an unwavering confidence that makes him thoroughly intimidating. His intense eyes and calm expression helped him steal “Lethal Weapon 4” from the film’s stars without opening his mouth.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 1, 2001
KU women picked 11th in Big 12 media poll
November 1, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has been tapped 11th in the Big 12 Conference Media preseason poll. League media members agreed with the conference coaches who also tabbed Kansas 11th.
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 1, 2001
   
THE MAG: May the farce be with you
Kansas City’s annual Bad Film Festival tries to conquer space
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger The “Star Wars” series and “2001: A Space Odyssey” take viewers to fantastic new worlds and make the realm of imagination seem tangible. Visitors to the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library at 625 Minn., however, will be transported to planets where spaceships shaped like hubcaps hung from strings, where landscapes look like finger paintings and where inept actors strut around in hideously garish spandex outfits.
THE MAG: Movie listings
November 1, 2001
Corps of Engineers has day use facility passes
November 1, 2001
When using recreation facilities operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Day Use Passes are required. The passes, which are good nationwide, would make a good gift for someone who likes to use Corps-operated facilities where day-use fees are charged.
6Sports video report: KU excited to play Nebraska
November 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this coming weekend’s KU - Nebraska football game in Lawrence.
People
November 1, 2001
Bull’s-eye unwanted by Snoop Hanson sues MP3.com Not all sugar and spice
People
November 1, 2001
Bull’s-eye unwanted by Snoop Hanson sues MP3.com Not all sugar and spice
November 1, 2001
By Loey Lockerby When “Toy Story” came out in 1995, it was a truly breathtaking achievement, a film that combined state-of-the-art animation with great writing, and appealed to kids and adults in equal measure. Many wondered if its creator, Pixar Animation Studios (working under the Disney aegis), had enough creativity to live up to its initial promise. The success of “A Bug’s Life” and “Toy Story 2” put those fears to rest in a hurry.
Kansas State sweeps Kansas for 14th straight victory against in-state rival
November 1, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas coach Ray Bechard talked to his team for nearly 30 minutes after the Jayhawks were swept by Kansas State on Wednesday night at Horejsi Center. Bechard usually spends no more than 15 minutes with the volleyball team after matches win or lose before exiting the room to get a stat sheet and speak with the media.
Thirty former Big 12 players start season on NBA rosters
November 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore The magic was missing for Michael Jordan on Tuesday night. “It was sad to me because I wanted that last shot to go in and everybody’d say, ‘Oh he hasn’t changed,”’ Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said of ‘His Airness,’ who clanged a possible game-tying three-pointer with 18 seconds left in Washington’s 93-91 NBA season-opening loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
More reservists expected to be called up to fight terrorists
November 1, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 9:21 a.m.) As U.S. troops help rebels fighting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, other teams of American special forces are clandestinely trying to recruit other anti-Taliban groups to join the campaign, Gen. Tommy Franks said Thursday.
Costs mount for cities, counties
November 1, 2001
All the extra airport patrols, security cameras and X-ray machines put in place since Sept. 11 may have eased security fears, but they’re taking a huge bite out of city and county budgets.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Travis Meeks from Days of the New
November 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The first chapter in the Days of the New story should be titled “Too Much Too Soon.” Formed in the mid-‘90s by school chums Travis Meeks (vocals/guitar), Jesse Vest (bass), Matt Taul (drums) and later Todd Whitener (guitar), the Louisville, Ky.-based band was signed to a major label before all the members had their first driver’s licenses.
Furniture thefts frustrate KU administrators
November 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Thieves with an affinity for collectible furniture hit Kansas University again Tuesday night. Someone took a leather sofa, black chair and ottoman from a lounge in the Nunemaker Center, which houses the University Honors Program. It was the third theft incident involving furniture in less than a month at KU.
BattleBot’ to take on Comedy Central contest
November 1, 2001
By Mindie Paget It looks like a 325-pound armored beetle on wheels. But it’s got the guts of a fighting machine. Wade Nachtigall hopes the remote-controlled steel-and-aluminum beast a year and a half in the making will wedge its way into at least the semifinals of Comedy Central’s next “BattleBots” competition.
Daily ticker
November 1, 2001
Briefcase
November 1, 2001
Buffalo Wild Wings moving into downtown Telecommunications: Alcatel to cut 10,000 jobs Natural gas: Enron shares increase on takeover speculation Technology: U.N. expects robot sales to boom in next few years
Schools balance celebrations
November 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Christmas isn’t the only holiday that has become a correctness test for public school officials. Halloween also has them weaving gingerly between parents who believe the holiday has religious or sacrilegious overtones and those who consider it innocent fun. “It’s about costumes and candy,” Darica Benning said.
Unbeaten Miami, Nebraska heavy favorites
November 1, 2001
Three and waiting … Last week, eight teams were undefeated and by the time Saturday night rolled around, only three remained that way No. 1 Miami, No. 2 Nebraska and No. 13 BYU.
Olathe North formidable foe for Free State
Eagles have won four of past five Class 6A state football championships
November 1, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Olathe North seems primed to make a another run at the Class 6A state football championship. The 9-0 Eagles, who have won four of the past five 6A titles, have a 22-game winning streak entering Friday’s playoff opener against Free State (3-6).
Short stuff
November 1, 2001
Tarps, leaf blowers take the ache out of raking Set your ‘sites’ on college Cosmosphere blasts off with Aerospace Experience Site sarfs the latest slang
Many celebrities reluctant to travel to New York after terrorist attacks
November 1, 2001
Since Sept. 11, television talk shows based in New York are having a tough time filling their couches. The starmaking machinery has been slowed by many celebrities’ reluctance to travel, forcing many talk shows to cope with last-minute cancellations and invite guests who normally wouldn’t get a second look.
Shopping with son is no treat
November 1, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Let me tell you about the day I didn’t strangle my youngest son. Thought about it, mind you, but didn’t do it. There are several reasons.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Domestic Disturbance’
November 1, 2001
By Loey Lockerby What happened to John Travolta?
to suggest NY woman caught anthrax from mail
November 1, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 2:30 p.m.) Investigators reported “no clues” indicating the mail is to blame for the death of a New York City hospital worker, but said Thursday the anthrax that killed her is indistinguishable from that found in tainted letters. More than 170 postal workers in Missouri began preventive antibiotics after spores were found in Kansas City.
THE MAG: Cover Story - Droll parts
November 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness If there’s one word Cake frontman John McCrea never wants to hear again, it’s “quirky.” “That’s a lazy adjective,” he says wearily, phoning from a San Francisco soundcheck. “Those words don’t really describe anything. All those words say is that it’s NOT something. I think that’s lazy journalism. Quirky? What does that really say? That it’s not extreme modern rock? It also reminds me of someone trying to describe They Might Be Giants or something. Quirky seems like a really ‘80s word.”
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - (Your company name here)
Corporate sponsorship means that sports venues are starting to get a bad name
November 1, 2001
By Seth Jones Great news. This column, formerly known as “Out of Bounds,” has undergone a significant name change. We ask that you now refer to it only as “Amy’s Golden Tan Shop’s Out of Bounds.”
THE MAG: Calendar
November 1, 2001
Keeping key documents safe
Terror attacks trigger review of storage sites
November 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan After hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Allen Kelley’s mind raced through a variety of thoughts shock, worry and anger before settling on another one closer to home. Practicality.
Costs mount for cities, counties
November 1, 2001
All the extra airport patrols, security cameras and X-ray machines put in place since Sept. 11 may have eased security fears, but they’re taking a huge bite out of city and county budgets.
Brave new world of technology to fight terror
November 1, 2001
In the not-too-distant future, this is how a world safer from terrorism may look: A computerized airport camera snaps shots of passengers’ eyes to check identities. A ticket holder’s iris identifies him as a terrorist and a dozen armed guards nab him.
Shooter confesses to crime
12-person jury will decide fate of McLouth man today
November 1, 2001
By Mike Belt Ronald Decker used his .22-caliber pistol to keep a friend he’d known for four years from stealing his wife of three weeks. During the second day of his murder trial Wednesday, Decker testified in his own defense and told the Jefferson County jury he also was concerned because Wayne Green may have wanted to use the same pistol on him.
Governors’ races worth watching
November 1, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Eight years ago, when the Republicans won governorships in New Jersey and Virginia and mayoral races in New York City and Los Angeles, the party’s national chairman, Haley Barbour, said the sweep of the four top off-year contests was a sign that voters had turned decisively against the Democrats after less than a year of the Clinton presidency.
This is a war we must win
November 1, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers An old ditty from the Vietnam War era floated into my head as I was watching Donald Rumsfeld give his daily Pentagon briefing on CNN.
High-normal blood pressure is risky
November 1, 2001
How high is too high when it comes to blood pressure? New research suggests a reading a few points below the official benchmark for high blood pressure significantly increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Jayhawks may have few tricks for Huskers
But playing No. 2 team not much of a treat
November 1, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen talked about both tricks and treats during his weekly press conference on Wednesday. “Happy Halloween. There’s candy back on the table if you’d like to grab some,” Allen said to open the media gathering.
November 1, 2001
By Loey Lockerby What happened to John Travolta?
But playing No. 2 team not much of a treat
November 1, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Terry Allen talked about both tricks and treats during his weekly press conference on Wednesday. “Happy Halloween. There’s candy back on the table if you’d like to grab some,” Allen said to open the media gathering.
s knife leads to airport arrest
November 1, 2001
A Lebanese man with an expired student visa was arrested after trying to board a plane with a knife in his computer case. Salam Ibrahim el Zaatari tried to board a Northwest Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Detroit with a “retractable razor utility knife” with a 4- to 5-inch blade on Sunday, according to the complaint.
Vela Newton
November 1, 2001
Private inurnment for Vela Newton, 82, Yakima, Wash., formerly of Lawrence, is pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Yakima.
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Unlike some of his peers from Hong Kong, action hero Jet Li (“Kiss of the Dragon”) is unique because he’s willing to play a bad guy. Not only is he eager, but he’s also remarkably adept. Despite his 5‘6” frame, Li projects an unwavering confidence that makes him thoroughly intimidating. His intense eyes and calm expression helped him steal “Lethal Weapon 4” from the film’s stars without opening his mouth.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - The Appleseed Cast, Kottonmouth Kings
November 1, 2001
The Appleseed Cast “Low Level Owl Volume II”
High alert’ keeps police busy
But officers encourage people to call about suspicious behavior
November 1, 2001
By Mike Belt The possibility of another act of terrorism has the whole country on “high alert” and perhaps a little on edge, and Douglas County is no exception, law enforcement agencies say. “We’ve probably responded to a lot of calls that we wouldn’t normally get calls for,” Lawrence Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Local briefs
November 1, 2001
Halloween spirit strikes At public schools, at Kansas University and in downtown Lawrence, costume fever struck not only children but adults as well. Jaymie Hoffman, 21, a KU senior from Englewood, Colo., decided to liven up her Wednesday classes dressed as a pig with wings. She added a sign with her e-mail domain to complete her costume as her own e-mail address. __________________________ Charity: United Way fund-raiser hits halfway point of goal The United Way of Douglas County is more than halfway toward its fund-raising goal for 2002. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the local agency had collected $763,576, said Jo Bryant, United Way’s executive director. The goal is to raise $1.462 million, a 3 percent increase from the 2001 campaign. Bryant said the active campaign will conclude Nov. 16, but money will continue to come in until January, when the campaign total will be announced. Twenty-nine charitable organizations will benefit from the campaign. __________________________ Courts: Preliminary hearing date set in Baldwin shooting case A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 14 for a man charged in the Oct. 14 Baldwin shooting incident. Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy scheduled the hearing for Stephen Meeker, 34, to begin at 9 a.m. The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to try a suspect on charges. Meeker is charged with one count each of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated battery. The charges allege that Meeker shot a 31-year-old man who was his neighbor in the 1200 block of Bison Court, shot at but missed another man and threatened to shoot a woman. Baldwin Police said the shooting resulted from a neighborhood dispute. Murphy also appointed Jim Rumsey to be Meeker’s attorney. Meeker was released Friday from the Douglas County Jail on $15,000 bond. __________________________ Utilities: Western Resources delays Baldwin power plant deal Baldwin’s option to partner with Western Resources to build a power plant is on hold. Western Resources informed the city it wants to delay from 2003 to possibly 2006 the partnership to build a power plant, Utility Director Terry McKinney told the Baldwin City Signal newspaper. “As it stands right now, they are not interested in going in with the city on a power plant for 2003,” he said. “This isn’t just with Baldwin. They’ve done this with all the cities they’ve been talking with.” He said he’s not sure how the delay will affect the city’s electric options. Building a new power plant in partnership with Western Resources was the favored plan of the city council, which has stated that the city’s electrical needs will surpass current supplies in the near future. __________________________ Zoning: Leavenworth County courts southern power company Leavenworth County commissioners Thursday agreed to rezone 47 acres of property west of Leavenworth in hopes that it will entice a North Carolina company to build a power plant on the site. Duke Energy asked the county to rezone the property from agricultural to light industrial because it is considering building a natural gas-powered electric plant on the site at Bauserman Road and 195th Street. The Leavenworth site is competing against several other locations across the country, Duke spokesman Jeremy Dreier said. The company wanted the rezoning to take place now so that development could occur quickly if the Leavenworth site is chosen. The plant would be a wholesale provider of electricity, and would employ 20 to 25 people. Dreier said no timeline had been established for deciding whether to build at the Leavenworth site.
Artist’s knife leads to airport arrest
November 1, 2001
A Lebanese man with an expired student visa was arrested after trying to board a plane with a knife in his computer case. Salam Ibrahim el Zaatari tried to board a Northwest Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Detroit with a “retractable razor utility knife” with a 4- to 5-inch blade on Sunday, according to the complaint.
Fashionistas break out the stars and stripes
November 1, 2001
Stars and stripes are chic fashion looks. Red, white and blue is now the must-wear color combination. These familiar and clearly patriotic styles are a far cry from the grommet-covered belts and leather jodhpurs that were touted as the season’s hottest styles before Sept. 11.
November 1, 2001
November sweeps begin with heated competition between the networks. So far, “Friends” has dominated “Survivor” in the ratings. The African competition has gained viewers at 7:30 p.m., when NBC aired the atrocious “Inside Schwartz.”
Frances Stevens Bellamy
November 1, 2001
Oskaloosa Services for Frances Stevens Bellamy, 84, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Winchester-Wise Cemetery, Winchester. Mrs. Bellamy died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Manor Nursing Home, Kansas City, Kan.
Corporate sponsorship means that sports venues are starting to get a bad name
November 1, 2001
By Seth Jones Great news. This column, formerly known as “Out of Bounds,” has undergone a significant name change. We ask that you now refer to it only as “Amy’s Golden Tan Shop’s Out of Bounds.”
Mary Mann
November 1, 2001
Bush prods Congress to pass stimulus package
November 1, 2001
President Bush said Wednesday he was “deeply concerned” about figures showing the economy slipping toward recession, and he demanded that Congress get an economic recovery package “to my desk before the end of November.”
Brave new world of technology to fight terror
November 1, 2001
In the not-too-distant future, this is how a world safer from terrorism may look: A computerized airport camera snaps shots of passengers’ eyes to check identities. A ticket holder’s iris identifies him as a terrorist and a dozen armed guards nab him.
This is a war we must win
November 1, 2001
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers An old ditty from the Vietnam War era floated into my head as I was watching Donald Rumsfeld give his daily Pentagon briefing on CNN.
Spores found in KC facility
November 1, 2001
On the day that the spreading wave of bioterrorism claimed its fourth victim, anthrax has reached the nation’s heartland. Preliminary tests at a Kansas City, Mo., postal facility found anthrax spores, health officials said Wednesday night.
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
November 1, 2001
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
THE MAG: Calendar
November 1, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 1, 2001
Baldwin singers present Broadway revue KU flute student to present recital Bad space movies slated at KC library Billy Ebeling gets ‘Big As Dallas’ on CD
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 1, 2001
Baldwin singers present Broadway revue KU flute student to present recital Bad space movies slated at KC library Billy Ebeling gets ‘Big As Dallas’ on CD
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - The Appleseed Cast, Kottonmouth Kings
November 1, 2001
THE MAG: Midwestern canvas
Joshua Rose returns to his hometown to film the Vietnam feature ‘The Painting’
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger As a digital effects supervisor and producer, Joshua Rose has helped make animals talk to Eddie Murphy in “Dr. Doolittle” and space aliens and their vessels seem real in movies like “Men in Black” and “Star Trek: First Contact.” With his first feature film as a director, “The Painting,” Rose turns contemporary Kansas City into the 1960s version of itself.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - The only thing missing is a food court
Online shopping has reinvented but not replaced conventional retailers
November 1, 2001
By Michael Newman Using a computer is easy. I focus my eyes on the screen, I manipulate the keyboard and mouse and once in awhile I even engage my brain. There’s not much to it. Maybe it’s too easy. Some sneaky people have figured out that if they show me pictures of nice things I will type my Visa number, tell them my expiration date and click on the “confirm order” button.
THE MAG: Quest for the West
A KU professor examines Western history
November 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near The Old West, as portrayed in film and TV, is so broad and spacious a place that it’s easy to get lost in, whether traveling through it or trying to write about it. Because of that fact, most writers focus on a particular niche the black experience, the treatment of Indian tribes, the exploration by Spanish conquistadors because they know that trying to cover it all is like consigning yourself to an everlasting research assignment that ends up boring everyone who attempts to read it.
THE MAG: Ready to ‘Ride’
One-man show brings African-American Old West experience to theater stage
November 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Will Smith, the popular star of such flicks as “Independence Day” and “Men in Black,” once approached Harrisonville, Mo., actor Wil Robinson and offered him an apology. It turns out that Smith had seen Robinson’s Web site, and knew of his reputation as an actor devoted to real-life experiences of African-Americans in the Old West, and Smith felt a bit sheepish over his latest effort, “Wild Wild West,” a movie featuring Smith as a secret agent cowboy. His character’s believability was so negligible that he might as well have been from the moon.
Halloween brings out festive side of Lawrence
November 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A knife is Diane Menzie’s paintbrush, and a pumpkin is her canvas. Menzie spent three hours Tuesday night meticulously carving out a Stars-and-Stripes jack-o’-lantern from a pattern she downloaded from the Internet.
Plea entered in indecent liberties case
Internet was used to lure 14-year-old girl to local motel for sex
November 1, 2001
By Mike Belt A man charged earlier this year with using the Internet to lure an underage Lawrence girl into having sex with him entered into a plea agreement Wednesday. Kevin Hall, 48, Hartville, Mo., pleaded guilty to two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.
Dorothy V. Clarke
November 1, 2001
Vela Newton
November 1, 2001
Adella Jane Handke
November 1, 2001
Graves insists he won’t drive governor’s race
November 1, 2001
Some fellow Republicans are waiting for the GOP field in the governor’s race to narrow, but Gov. Bill Graves said that he’s not trying to make it happen. Graves told reporters this week that he isn’t brokering any deals with potential candidates who consider themselves moderates, like himself.
Viewers returning to regular television-watching habits
November 1, 2001
Viewer interest in wall-to-wall coverage of the war against terrorism appears to be fading. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, viewership for the three major all-news channels CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC has fallen steadily, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Trial of lawyer unveils bribery talk
November 1, 2001
Details about an alleged bribery scheme involving former J.C. Nichols Co. Chairman Lynn L. McCarthy emerged during this week’s trial of the company’s onetime outside lawyer, Charles Schleicher.
Penn appears on ‘Friends’
November 1, 2001
November sweeps begin with heated competition between the networks. So far, “Friends” has dominated “Survivor” in the ratings. The African competition has gained viewers at 7:30 p.m., when NBC aired the atrocious “Inside Schwartz.”
Horoscopes
November 1, 2001
On the record
November 1, 2001
Bush got more than he bargained for
November 1, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Here’s the task: Run an unconventional war against an elusive foe. Maintain an awkward coalition of nations that themselves are divided domestically. Conduct a thorough investigation of the most heinous crime in American history.
Baseball Briefs
November 1, 2001
McGriff exercises option to stay with Chicago Brewers won’t keep White, Leiter on roster Rodriguez, Bonds win Aaron award
6Sports video report: KU excited to play Nebraska
November 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on this coming weekend’s KU - Nebraska football game in Lawrence.
6Sports video report: KU women fall to Wildcats
November 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Wednesday night’s KU - K-State volleyball match. K-State won all 3 games.
Bush got more than he bargained for
November 1, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe Here’s the task: Run an unconventional war against an elusive foe. Maintain an awkward coalition of nations that themselves are divided domestically. Conduct a thorough investigation of the most heinous crime in American history.
Short stuff
November 1, 2001
Tarps, leaf blowers take the ache out of raking Set your ‘sites’ on college Cosmosphere blasts off with Aerospace Experience Site sarfs the latest slang
s Bazaar
November 1, 2001
Gwyneth Paltrow might be the cover girl of the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, but Glenda Bailey is the star. This is the first issue that has Bailey’s stamp on it since she took over the position of editor in chief.
Student opinion varies on displays of affection
November 1, 2001
By Jim Baker Public displays of affection. Some young people will tell you they’re just a regular part of high school life. One such student is Taryn Steward, 16, a junior at Free State High School. “Yeah. Kissing, hugging you see everything, just about,” she says. Does it bother her? “I don’t like seeing people kiss,” she says. “And I wouldn’t like anyone to see me kiss no dude.”
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger As a digital effects supervisor and producer, Joshua Rose has helped make animals talk to Eddie Murphy in “Dr. Doolittle” and space aliens and their vessels seem real in movies like “Men in Black” and “Star Trek: First Contact.” With his first feature film as a director, “The Painting,” Rose turns contemporary Kansas City into the 1960s version of itself.
s annual Bad Film Festival tries to conquer space
November 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger The “Star Wars” series and “2001: A Space Odyssey” take viewers to fantastic new worlds and make the realm of imagination seem tangible. Visitors to the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library at 625 Minn., however, will be transported to planets where spaceships shaped like hubcaps hung from strings, where landscapes look like finger paintings and where inept actors strut around in hideously garish spandex outfits.
Briefly
November 1, 2001
Washington: Nuclear power plants told to tighten security Pakistan: Taliban seize refugee office Washington: U.S. opening P.R. shops in London, Pakistan Washington: Expansion proposed for compensation fund
6Sports video report: KU women fall to Wildcats
November 1, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Wednesday night’s KU - K-State volleyball match. K-State won all 3 games.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Monsters, Inc.’
November 1, 2001
By Loey Lockerby When “Toy Story” came out in 1995, it was a truly breathtaking achievement, a film that combined state-of-the-art animation with great writing, and appealed to kids and adults in equal measure. Many wondered if its creator, Pixar Animation Studios (working under the Disney aegis), had enough creativity to live up to its initial promise. The success of “A Bug’s Life” and “Toy Story 2” put those fears to rest in a hurry.
Adella Jane Handke
November 1, 2001
Atchison Services for Adella J. Handke, 73, Atchison, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. Miss Handke died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Atchison Hospital.
Dorothy V. Clarke
November 1, 2001
Private inurnment for Dorothy V. Clarke, 91, Lawrence, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Clarke died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
Online shopping has reinvented but not replaced conventional retailers
November 1, 2001
By Michael Newman Using a computer is easy. I focus my eyes on the screen, I manipulate the keyboard and mouse and once in awhile I even engage my brain. There’s not much to it. Maybe it’s too easy. Some sneaky people have figured out that if they show me pictures of nice things I will type my Visa number, tell them my expiration date and click on the “confirm order” button.
U.S. heavy airstrikes continue
November 1, 2001
Heavy bombers went into action on Wednesday over northern Afghanistan, pounding front-line Taliban positions in a dramatic increase in U.S. support for opposition forces on the battlefield.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 1, 2001
Movies 1. “K-PAX,” $17.5 million
THE MAG: Movie listings
November 1, 2001
Bandits You can get away with a lot if you have good characters and a cast to match, as Barry Levinson proves with this otherwise formulaic crime comedy. Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton play a pair of bank robbers who both fall in love with the bored housewife (Cate Blanchett) they take as an all-too-willing hostage. Levinson and screenwriter Harley Peyton pile on the personality quirks, which become absolutely hilarious in the hands of their leads. Willis’ Joe is smooth-talking and impulsive, the kind of guy who never thinks anything through because he really doesn’t need to. Thornton, on the other hand, plays an obsessive, rambling hypochondriac who can literally imagine himself into a serious illness, while Blanchett holds her own as the duo’s defiantly neurotic captive. Even the supporting characters, including Troy Garity as a getaway driver/would-be stuntman, are nutty without being annoying. “Bandits” is about half an hour too long, but even the repetitive scenes take on some new twists in the hands of these actors, who manage to wring every possible laugh out of what they’ve been given. (PG-13) — LL
Mary Mann
November 1, 2001
Private inurnment for Mary Mann, 76, Prairie Village, will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Mann died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at her home.
KU women picked 11th in Big 12 media poll
November 1, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has been tapped 11th in the Big 12 Conference Media preseason poll. League media members agreed with the conference coaches who also tabbed Kansas 11th.
Rescheduled Emmys hope third time is charm
November 1, 2001
The third time will be the charm for this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony, or the twice rescheduled show won’t happen at all, producers said this week. The ceremony honoring television accomplishments was postponed from its Sept. 16 date because of last month’s terrorist attacks.
Viewers returning to regular television-watching habits
November 1, 2001
Viewer interest in wall-to-wall coverage of the war against terrorism appears to be fading. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, viewership for the three major all-news channels CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC has fallen steadily, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Victim was not part of earlier sphere that included media, government targets
November 1, 2001
Public health and law enforcement investigators worked intently Wednesday to retrace the final days of a New York hospital worker who succumbed to inhalation anthrax, hoping to solve the vexing medical mystery of how she became infected.
Virgin Atlantic unveils bulletproof cockpit door
November 1, 2001
Virgin Atlantic airlines unveiled its first bulletproof cockpit door Wednesday on a jumbo jet renamed “The Spirit of New York” to honor the thousands killed in the World Trade Center attack.
But officers encourage people to call about suspicious behavior
November 1, 2001
By Mike Belt The possibility of another act of terrorism has the whole country on “high alert” and perhaps a little on edge, and Douglas County is no exception, law enforcement agencies say. “We’ve probably responded to a lot of calls that we wouldn’t normally get calls for,” Lawrence Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Foreign terrorist task force created
November 1, 2001
The government tightened its immigration policies Wednesday, promising to use more extensive background checks and better intelligence-sharing to keep out suspected terrorists and their supporters.
Taliban officials want negotiations, respect
November 1, 2001
Four weeks into the U.S.-led air campaign, a senior Taliban official said Wednesday the ruling militia is willing to negotiate an end to the conflict. But he demanded proof of Osama bin Laden’s involvement in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
School picture to benefit WTC victims
November 1, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Students and staff at South Junior High School gave a collective hug Wednesday to New York City residents stricken by terrorist attacks. The annual all-school photograph took on special meaning when hundreds of people gathered on the football field to create an “I Love New York” message.
6News video report: Anthrax hits close to home
November 1, 2001
Josh Garber reports on the confirmed report of anthrax in a stamp fulfillment building in Kansas City.
KC postal workers given antibiotics as precaution
November 1, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:54 p.m.) More than 170 people were taking antibiotics as a precaution Thursday after preliminary tests indicated traces of anthrax at a specialized Kansas City postal facility. No employees have become ill and there was no apparent risk to the public, health and postal officials said.
THE MAG: News of the Weird
November 1, 2001
Lead stories According to an October interview with one of his physicians in London’s Sunday Telegraph, the Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, 43, suffers periodic brain seizures that incapacitate him for days at a time and bring on a deep depression during which he often engages in childlike behavior. One typical behavior, said the physician: sitting in the driver’s seat of one of his SUVs, with the engine off, turning the wheel and making his own engine sounds. (Shortly after the story ran, the Pentagon announced it had bombed a Chevrolet Suburban belonging to Omar, although he was probably not among the people inside at the time.)
One-man show brings African-American Old West experience to theater stage
November 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Will Smith, the popular star of such flicks as “Independence Day” and “Men in Black,” once approached Harrisonville, Mo., actor Wil Robinson and offered him an apology. It turns out that Smith had seen Robinson’s Web site, and knew of his reputation as an actor devoted to real-life experiences of African-Americans in the Old West, and Smith felt a bit sheepish over his latest effort, “Wild Wild West,” a movie featuring Smith as a secret agent cowboy. His character’s believability was so negligible that he might as well have been from the moon.
A KU professor examines Western history
November 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near The Old West, as portrayed in film and TV, is so broad and spacious a place that it’s easy to get lost in, whether traveling through it or trying to write about it. Because of that fact, most writers focus on a particular niche the black experience, the treatment of Indian tribes, the exploration by Spanish conquistadors because they know that trying to cover it all is like consigning yourself to an everlasting research assignment that ends up boring everyone who attempts to read it.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 1, 2001
Singles 1. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
Helicopter Helicopter finds ways to stand out from indie crowd
November 1, 2001
By Jon Niccum Boston’s Helicopter Helicopter finds itself in the same situation as many other indie bands, being able to pack local clubs on a regional basis but utterly anonymous when removed from its home base. There’s really only one cure for that condition, and it usually involves multiple trips in a weathered Winnebago or a trusty Econoline Van.
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 1, 2001
In the shadows by Thad Allender
Briefly
November 1, 2001
Herpetological meeting features local speakers KU Med Center receives grant from USDA
Briefly
November 1, 2001
Washington: Nuclear power plants told to tighten security Pakistan: Taliban seize refugee office Washington: U.S. opening P.R. shops in London, Pakistan Washington: Expansion proposed for compensation fund
Spores found in KC facility
November 1, 2001
On the day that the spreading wave of bioterrorism claimed its fourth victim, anthrax has reached the nation’s heartland. Preliminary tests at a Kansas City, Mo., postal facility found anthrax spores, health officials said Wednesday night.
November 1, 2001
Singing isn’t the only thing ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass does. Now he’s trying his hand at movie stardom. In the PG-rated “On the Line,” he plays a Chicago advertising executive who chats with a woman (Emmanuelle Chriqui) on the subway. By the time he realizes he’s fallen in love with her, she’s lost in the crowd.
Taliban officials want negotiations, respect
November 1, 2001
Four weeks into the U.S.-led air campaign, a senior Taliban official said Wednesday the ruling militia is willing to negotiate an end to the conflict. But he demanded proof of Osama bin Laden’s involvement in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Israelis take out Hamas member
November 1, 2001
An Israeli helicopter missile killed a senior member of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Wednesday, and Israeli troops gunned down five other militants, including two plotting to ambush settlers.
THE MAG: Cover Story - Droll parts
November 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness If there’s one word Cake frontman John McCrea never wants to hear again, it’s “quirky.” “That’s a lazy adjective,” he says wearily, phoning from a San Francisco soundcheck. “Those words don’t really describe anything. All those words say is that it’s NOT something. I think that’s lazy journalism. Quirky? What does that really say? That it’s not extreme modern rock? It also reminds me of someone trying to describe They Might Be Giants or something. Quirky seems like a really ‘80s word.”
Rescheduled Emmys hope third time is charm
November 1, 2001
The third time will be the charm for this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony, or the twice rescheduled show won’t happen at all, producers said this week. The ceremony honoring television accomplishments was postponed from its Sept. 16 date because of last month’s terrorist attacks.