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Jayhawk newcomers impress in warm-up match: KU 98, EA All-stars 77
November 7, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:06 p.m.) The new freshmen class made a big debut tonight in Phog Allen Fieldhouse—most impressive was Wayne Simien, who had 14 points by halftime. All the Jayhawks worked well together as coach Roy Williams varied the lineup often and got a 98-77 win for his efforts.
U.S. cracks down on al-Qaida finances
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.) The Bush administration orchestrated raids on U.S. businesses and arrested a Massachusetts man in a global crackdown on Osama bin Laden’s financial network Wednesday. Overseas, two Arab financiers were questioned by Swiss police cooperating with the United States.
More samples taken from KC postal center for testing
November 7, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:40 a.m.) Health officials hoped to get preliminary results on Wednesday from 55 additional samples collected at an anthrax-contaminated postal center in Kansas City.
Anti-Taliban troops closing in on key Afghan city
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:15 p.m.) Aided by heavy U.S. bombing, opposition forces said they seized a district near Mazar-e-Sharif from Taliban forces Wednesday and were closing in on the key northern city.
U.S. effort complicated by anti-Taliban troubles
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 7:19 a.m.) American efforts to encourage an anti-Taliban revolt in southern Afghanistan have gotten off to a rough start, with one opposition figure captured and executed and another plucked from the area by U.S. forces.
Valento, Miller honored
November 7, 2001
Kansas University soccer player Brianna Valento has been named defensive player of the week and Meghan Miller newcomer of the week. Valento scored three goals in a win over Saint Louis and helped shut down Missouri, 2-0. Miller recorded six saves against MU.
Jayhawks have high hopes
November 7, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s basketball players answer hundreds of questions during the course of a season.
Briefly
November 7, 2001
California: FBI: Bridge fears baseless Washington, D.C.: Congressional panel attacks Red Cross handling of fund Chicago: Suspended airport workers face background checks Pakistan : Tests find anthax in letter
Jayni’ makes it Mexican
November 7, 2001
“Jayni’s Kitchen” goes south of the border this week for “Gourmet Mexican” with Gina Ross. Host Jayni Carey and Ross will prepare a menu of Mexican specialties, including the recipe below.
Deferred anger erupts in N.Y.
November 7, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Since Sept. 11, nothing has given me more satisfaction than writing a little note to the megamoron at the motor club who threatened to end my mom’s membership because she used their services an excessive three times in one year.
Search committee forming
November 7, 2001
Two Kansas University students were selected for the 16-member committee charged with finding a new football coach for the Jayhawks. One of the names was familiar former KU running back David Winbush.
Anna Beth Mellinger Geist
November 7, 2001
Eudora Private graveside services for Anna Beth Mellinger Geist, 89, Eudora, are planned at Fairmont Cemetery, Denver. Mrs. Geist died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center. She had lived at Eudora Nursing Center since January 2000.
Media experts lose credibility
November 7, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law As a lawyer and as a college professor I have, over the years, spent some time dealing with academic experts. I have served as an expert witness in court and I have sat on panels of experts at various public programs.
Takeover of Compaq draws opposition
November 7, 2001
The family and foundation of Hewlett-Packard Co. co-founder William Hewlett announced Tuesday that they would oppose the company’s proposed takeover of Compaq Computer Corp. The family and foundation said they would vote their 5 percent stake against the acquisition.
Area briefs
November 7, 2001
Robbery convict faces additional criminal charge Sentencing issued in Olathe counterfeit case KU nursing graduate assisted in Ground Zero disaster relief State legislator attends national energy institute
Horoscopes
November 7, 2001
Valento, Miller honored
November 7, 2001
Kansas University soccer player Brianna Valento has been named defensive player of the week and Meghan Miller newcomer of the week. Valento scored three goals in a win over Saint Louis and helped shut down Missouri, 2-0. Miller recorded six saves against MU.
Lawrence custard shop builds smooth business
November 7, 2001
Company: The Custard Cup, 520 W. 23rd St. Owner: Tom Plumberg, owner and chief executive officer. Bonnie Fiske is chief operating officer. Number of employees: 14. Years in business: One. Main products and services: Concretes (a frozen-custard specialty), traditional ice creams, gourmet coffees and Italian-syrup soft drinks.
KU golfers take second
November 7, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s golf team tied for second on Tuesday at The Prestige, the Jayhawks’ final tournament of the fall season, at the Desert Willow Golf Resort. KU finished with 849 strokes for three rounds to tie Colorado (849). Washington won with 844 strokes.
Douglas County Commission
Septic system installation licensing
November 7, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today County courthouse
World Briefs
November 7, 2001
Cuba: Hurricane takes heavy economic toll Northern Ireland: Protestant leader re-elected to coalition West Bank: Israeli troops withdraw
Board evaluates programs for cuts
Nursing, special education examined
November 7, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s road to a minimum $500,000 budget reallocation could go through gifted-student education, nursing services and special math and reading programs for poor students.
Vermeil can’t figure Chiefs’ lack of success
November 7, 2001
When he took over as Kansas City’s head coach, Dick Vermeil asked Chiefs fans to be patient. Even he expected a better record at the midpoint of his first season, though.
Twins’ promising future could be over
November 7, 2001
With Tuesday’s vote to eliminate two franchises, major league baseball owners could be on the verge of breaking up one of the game’s most promising teams. After eight straight losing seasons, the Minnesota Twins had finally become a contender again.
CDC proposes quarantine plan for states
November 7, 2001
In the event of a bioterrorist attack using a deadly and contagious disease such as smallpox, public health officials want to be able to close roads and airports, herd people into stadiums, and, if necessary, quarantine entire infected cities.
People
November 7, 2001
No odyssey for Clarke Arts club mascot dies Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson Cruise-Cruz wedding denied
Afghan opposition claims capture of towns outside key northern city
November 7, 2001
Backed by heavy U.S. bombing, Afghan opposition forces claimed the capture Tuesday of several key towns on the road to Mazar-e-Sharif in their first reported significant advance against Taliban defenses.
CDC proposes quarantine plan for states
November 7, 2001
In the event of a bioterrorist attack using a deadly and contagious disease such as smallpox, public health officials want to be able to close roads and airports, herd people into stadiums, and, if necessary, quarantine entire infected cities.
President warns that bin Laden is pursuing nuclear capabilities
November 7, 2001
President Bush warned that Osama bin Laden is seeking chemical, biological and nuclear weapons to pursue “mad global ambitions.” To stop him, America needs action from its allies, not merely sympathy, the president said Tuesday.
Theater part of movie history
Library of Congress’ classic films tour makes stop in Pennsylvania
November 7, 2001
Eric Faden’s obsession started last year when he moved to Lewisburg to become an assistant professor of film studies at Bucknell University.
Country Music Assn. honors its best tonight
November 7, 2001
One afternoon in 1957, Don Gibson crafted two country music classics “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Oh, Lonesome Me.” Gibson’s hits kept coming for years, including the haunting “Sweet Dreams,” a best-seller for his close friend Patsy Cline.
School bonds approved
New facilities to be built in Eudora, Baldwin
November 7, 2001
By Joy Ludwig School district patrons in Eudora and Baldwin overwhelmingly approved bond issues for new school buildings in elections Tuesday. About 30 percent of the registered voters in the two school districts turned out at the polls for Tuesday’s election, said Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes. That was better than Jaimes
DUI offender sentenced to at least 5 years
Husband of KU student killed in accident offers forgiveness; mother points to need for support
November 7, 2001
By Mike Belt While Brandon Gentry spends the next five years in prison, the husband of the woman he killed in a traffic accident will be praying for him. “Mr. Gentry, I forgive you, and I hope God will forgive you,” John McGee said during a hearing Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Media experts lose credibility
November 7, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law As a lawyer and as a college professor I have, over the years, spent some time dealing with academic experts. I have served as an expert witness in court and I have sat on panels of experts at various public programs.
Deferred anger erupts in N.Y.
November 7, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Since Sept. 11, nothing has given me more satisfaction than writing a little note to the megamoron at the motor club who threatened to end my mom’s membership because she used their services an excessive three times in one year.
NBA Roundup: Kings clobber Cleveland
November 7, 2001
Until Chris Webber returns, the Sacramento Kings are relying on other things to win. On Tuesday night, they turned to the three-pointer. Predrag Stojakovic scored 32 points, Mike Bibby 18 and the Kings made 14 three-pointers to defeat Cleveland, 115-99, Tuesday night and remain unbeaten.
Turkey takes a spicy turn
November 7, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Thanksgiving dinner is so steeped in tradition that we generally don’t even think of tampering with any of the details. Most of us make the same stuffing we’ve always made, and perhaps the same that our mothers and grandmothers made as well.
OU men rip Baker
November 7, 2001
Tony Porter scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead Ottawa (1-0) to a 74-54 men’s basketball victory over Baker on Tuesday. Baker (1-1) was led by Lee Driver and Josh Flett, who both scored 10 points.
KU MEN ATGLANCE
November 7, 2001
Schedule Nov. 7 EA Sports All-Stars (exhibition), 7 p.m. (Jayhawk TV)
John Sharp Smith
November 7, 2001
Topeka Memorial services for John Sharp Smith, 72, Topeka, will be at 3 p.m. today at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Topeka. Inurnment will be in St. David’s churchyard. Mr. Smith died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at a Topeka retirement home.
Blanche Alvera Replogle
November 7, 2001
Memorial services for Blanche Alvera Replogle, 95, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment services will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Replogle died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She moved to Lawrence in 1957 from Anthony.
Jeff Hawkins, 5-11, KC Sumner
November 7, 2001
Hawkins, who had arthroscopic knee surgery early in preseason, was a consensus all-state pick after averaging 19.6 points, 4.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals for 19-7 Sumner Academy.
Briefly
November 7, 2001
California: FBI: Bridge fears baseless Washington, D.C.: Congressional panel attacks Red Cross handling of fund Chicago: Suspended airport workers face background checks Pakistan : Tests find anthax in letter
November 7, 2001
To the editor: This Halloween came and left us as children dressed in costumes rang doorbells while proclaiming “trick or treat.” Barbara and I request a trick from each child to earn the treat. Tricks vary from knock-knock jokes, to poetry and even safe tumbling performances.
s versatility could be key for KU
November 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich will do whatever he’s asked to help Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. If that means playing shooting guard and small forward as well as his regular position of point guard, so be it.
classic films tour makes stop in Pennsylvania
November 7, 2001
Eric Faden’s obsession started last year when he moved to Lewisburg to become an assistant professor of film studies at Bucknell University.
makes it Mexican
November 7, 2001
“Jayni’s Kitchen” goes south of the border this week for “Gourmet Mexican” with Gina Ross. Host Jayni Carey and Ross will prepare a menu of Mexican specialties, including the recipe below.
Health official says worst may be over in anthrax episode
November 7, 2001
Eight days after the last anthrax diagnosis, a top federal health official said Tuesday the worst may be over. “For this episode, we’re out of the woods,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
Squash handles stew with aplomb
November 7, 2001
Beef stew served in baked winter squash is a cook’s dream, simple and savory and adaptable for a variety of occasions. For diners, it’s a colorful visual treat, too, before the first mouthful is even tasted.
District hears tower complaints
Superintendent says Sprint PCS walked away from negotiations
November 7, 2001
By Tim Carpenter People have been giving Supt. Randy Weseman an earful about his failure to negotiate a lease for construction of a Sprint PCS mobile phone tower at Free State High School. “Patrons are calling me and saying we’re unwilling to negotiate,” Weseman said. “That’s not true.”
Local briefs
November 7, 2001
Gourd-dance powwow to honor area veterans Several Haskell Indian Nations University students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in a Saturday powwow honoring area veterans. The powwow will feature a traditional gourd dance and a rare appearance by Haskell’s Apache Crown Dancers. “A gourd dance is a men’s dance that honors men in battle,” said powwow organizer and Haskell alumnus Dan Davis, 33. “This is open to all veterans, Native and non-Native alike. And we’d like everybody to wear a lot of red, white and blue,” Davis said. The powwow’s grand entries are scheduled for noon and 7 p.m. at the Oakland Community Center, 801 NE Poplar, Topeka. Haskell participants include the Haskell Warrier Society color guard and the southern drum group Nighthawks, featuring Henry Collins. Haskell registrar Manny King, shown above, will serve as head gourd dancer. Members of the Apache Crown Dancers are Haskell students. __________________________ Kansas University: GTA negotiators to make statement about talks Graduate teaching assistants at Kansas University aren’t happy with the progress of their contract negotiations, and they want to talk about it. Negotiators from the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition notified the university Tuesday morning they will release all information about the negotiations on Thursday. An agreement signed by the two sides said neither could talk about the negotiations publicly without giving the other side 48 hours’ notice. “We’re frustrated and angry and mad, and we don’t have many options,” said Maureen Schleyer, a GTAC spokeswoman and teaching assistant in sociology. KU spokeswoman Lynn Bretz said the university also would issue a statement Thursday “telling our side of things.” Teaching assistants have been working under a contract that expired in 2000. GTAC has been pushing for better pay, health benefits and tuition waivers. __________________________ Courts: Bankruptcy judge considered for federal bench promotion A hearing will be today in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a woman nominated to be a U.S. District Court judge in Kansas. Julie Robinson, Leawood, was nominated by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Brownback also serves on the Judiciary Committee. Robinson is currently a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Topeka. She is a former assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas. If Robinson is approved by the Judiciary Committee, her nomination will go to the U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. __________________________ Recognition: Engineering council reaps national awards at forum The Kansas University Engineering Student Council was named Most Improved Council at a national conference last month. Thirteen members from the group attended the National Association of Engineering Student Councils conference in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. The KU council also won the Best Council Pictures award for a PowerPoint presentation about council events and activities. Other awards given to KU were honorable mentions for Best Web Page and Best Event for its Engineering Olympics each spring.
6News video report: Eudora, Baldwin to get new school buildings
November 7, 2001
Trish Ayers reports on the two educational bond issues in in Eudora and Baldwin.
College credit
November 7, 2001
Journal-World Editorial College students may believe they should be treated as adults, but some say they aren’t quite ready to deal with the temptation of easy credit. The issue of marketing credit cards on the Kansas University campus is putting student leaders in an unusual role.
Trade legislation takes a step backward
November 7, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Slightly more than a month ago, Chairman Bill Thomas of the House Ways and Means Committee announced “with great pleasure” that he had lined up the votes for committee approval of a bill restoring the president’s authority to negotiate large-scale trade agreements unamendable by Congress.
NHL Roundup: Canucks top Jackets
November 7, 2001
Something had to give and, as usual, it was the Columbus Blue Jackets. Todd Bertuzzi scored a goal and had an assist in his first game back from a 10-game suspension as Vancouver beat the Blue Jackets, 3-2, Tuesday.
Afghan opposition claims capture of towns outside key northern city
November 7, 2001
Backed by heavy U.S. bombing, Afghan opposition forces claimed the capture Tuesday of several key towns on the road to Mazar-e-Sharif in their first reported significant advance against Taliban defenses.
Best berries
Make the most of sweet-tart Thanksgiving tradition
November 7, 2001
Cranberries that jewel-toned all-American fruit are about to be gobbled up in full force as holiday tables fill with Thanksgiving favorites. Whether it’s as cranberry sauce, quick bread or juice, the sweet-tart flavor is refreshing with any menu. Fresh or canned, there are a multitude of ways to cook and serve cranberries.
City Commission Briefs
November 7, 2001
Home Depot access to be revisited Fire station approved
Ethel Anderson
November 7, 2001
Walker Scott Rosebaugh
November 7, 2001
Gentry services
November 7, 2001
Daily ticker
November 7, 2001
Western Resources offers debt-cut plan
November 7, 2001
By Mark Fagan A plan floated by Western Resources Inc. to cut $1 billion in debt from its utility operations is facing heat in Topeka. In a plan filed Tuesday with the Kansas Corporation Commission, Topeka-based Western said it wanted to sell stock in its Westar Industries subsidiary, then use the proceeds to reduce the $2.8 billion debt in Western’s electric utilities.
Hinrich’s versatility could be key for KU
November 7, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich will do whatever he’s asked to help Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. If that means playing shooting guard and small forward as well as his regular position of point guard, so be it.
Friends and neighbors
November 7, 2001
6Sports video report: KU football will be ready to play the remaining games
November 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the reaction and changes ahead for the KU football program.
Country Music Assn. honors its best tonight
November 7, 2001
One afternoon in 1957, Don Gibson crafted two country music classics “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Oh, Lonesome Me.” Gibson’s hits kept coming for years, including the haunting “Sweet Dreams,” a best-seller for his close friend Patsy Cline.
Turkey takes a spicy turn
November 7, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Thanksgiving dinner is so steeped in tradition that we generally don’t even think of tampering with any of the details. Most of us make the same stuffing we’ve always made, and perhaps the same that our mothers and grandmothers made as well.
Pacifists struggle between beliefs, support for U.S.
November 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis These are troubled times at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. As a vast majority of Americans embraces the U.S.-led war on terrorism, students and others here are struggling to balance patriotism with religious belief. All are members of the Mennonite Church, which counts pacifism as a key tenet.
s basketball team
November 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first exhibition game against the EA Allstars and the readiness of the Hawks.
U.S. effort complicated by anti-Taliban troubles
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 7:19 a.m.) American efforts to encourage an anti-Taliban revolt in southern Afghanistan have gotten off to a rough start, with one opposition figure captured and executed and another plucked from the area by U.S. forces.
U.S. cracks down on al-Qaida finances
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.) The Bush administration orchestrated raids on U.S. businesses and arrested a Massachusetts man in a global crackdown on Osama bin Laden’s financial network Wednesday. Overseas, two Arab financiers were questioned by Swiss police cooperating with the United States.
Jayhawks hold first practice with interim coach
November 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There aren’t too many people at Kansas University who can appreciate what former football coach Terry Allen is going through, but Rip Scherer certainly is one of them. Like Allen, who was fired by KU athletics director Al Bohl last weekend, Scherer also has been dismissed from a head coaching position.
Kansas women fall in exhibition opener
November 7, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kevin Cook didn’t want to coach against Marian Washington so much that he tried to get out of his coaching duties with the Houston Jaguars. “There is another Jaguars team on the East Coast and I begged them to let me coach that one,” said Cook, who was an assistant at Kansas from 1984-93 and is now an assistant with the WNBA Houston Comets.
6Sports video report: Nineteen practices prepare the men’s basketball team
November 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the first exhibition game against the EA Allstars and the readiness of the Hawks.
People
November 7, 2001
No odyssey for Clarke Arts club mascot dies Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson Cruise-Cruz wedding denied
Blanche Alvera Replogle
November 7, 2001
Anti-Taliban troops closing in on key Afghan city
November 7, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:15 p.m.) Aided by heavy U.S. bombing, opposition forces said they seized a district near Mazar-e-Sharif from Taliban forces Wednesday and were closing in on the key northern city.
Five Jayhawks earn all-league academic
November 7, 2001
Kansas University’s Pardis Brown, Maggie Mason, Brianna Valento, Nikki Wahle and Hilla Rantala have been named to the All-Big 12 academic soccer team. Rantana, a senior from Vantaa, Finland, was one of three league honorees with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
t hold water it floats
November 7, 2001
The cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers, who called it “crane berry.” When the vines bloom in the late spring and the flowers’ light pink petals twist back, they have a resemblance to the head and bill of a crane. Over time, the name was shortened to cranberry.
Report: Bohl talks to Fresno about Hill
November 7, 2001
Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl certainly is living up to his pledge to move quickly to find a replacement for former football coach Terry Allen. According to a published report, Bohl has spoken with Fresno State interim AD Scott Johnson Bohl’s replacement at FSU about football coach Pat Hill.
Michael Lee, 6-2, Portland, Ore. Jefferson High
November 7, 2001
A tight end, Lee was one of the top football players in Oregon, but chose to cast his lot with college hoops after averaging 19.7 points a game last season.
comments in regard to Allen
November 7, 2001
Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl made the media rounds Tuesday, hitting the talk show circuit to comment on his firing of Terry Allen as KU football coach. He was asked about KU basketball coach Roy Williams’ criticism of the firing, noting the “Pursuing Victory With Honor” summit last summer recommended schools only replace coaches after the season.
Stephen K. Thomas
November 7, 2001
Arcola, Ill. Mass of Christian Burial services for Stephen K. Thomas, 61, Arcola, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery. Mr. Thomas died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Ill.
Aaron Miles, 6-0, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson High
November 7, 2001
Miles averaged 20.4 points and 7.0 assists as a senior and won the Morgan Wooten Award as the country’s top high school scholar-athlete.
Keith Langford, 6-4, North Crowley High, Crowley, Texas
November 7, 2001
Langford, who averaged 25.7 points and 8.6 boards last season, picked KU over Cincinnati and Oklahoma.
Wayne Simien, 6-8, Leavenworth High
November 7, 2001
Simien, who averaged 19.3 points and 10 boards last season, committed to KU a long time ago late in his junior year of high school.
10th time this year, Fed cuts rates
November 7, 2001
The Federal Reserve dropped a key interest rate to its lowest level in 40 years as it battled to prevent the “heightened uncertainty” following the terrorist attacks from sending the country into a deep recession.
More airlines to provide passenger lists
November 7, 2001
Five more international airlines, including Egypt Air and Kuwait Airways, have agreed to voluntarily turn over to the U.S. Customs Service advance lists of passengers to screen for possible terrorists.
Senators reach agreement on bioterror legislation
November 7, 2001
Three weeks after anthrax was discovered in Sen. Tom Daschle’s mail, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are ready to unveil legislation to help the nation prepare in the event of more bioterrorist attacks.
More samples taken from KC postal center for testing
November 7, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:40 a.m.) Health officials hoped to get preliminary results on Wednesday from 55 additional samples collected at an anthrax-contaminated postal center in Kansas City.
Cranberry recipes
November 7, 2001
Cranberry-Orange Relish
Food briefs
November 7, 2001
For best results, limit time in freezer Nutty for nuts?
Cashews add crunch to quick dish
November 7, 2001
Chicken Cashew Pasta is a lively, nutritious dish you can get together in half an hour or less. It combines pasta, poultry and vegetables with the appealing texture contrast of nuts.
Make the most of sweet-tart Thanksgiving tradition
November 7, 2001
Cranberries that jewel-toned all-American fruit are about to be gobbled up in full force as holiday tables fill with Thanksgiving favorites. Whether it’s as cranberry sauce, quick bread or juice, the sweet-tart flavor is refreshing with any menu. Fresh or canned, there are a multitude of ways to cook and serve cranberries.
Health official says worst may be over in anthrax episode
November 7, 2001
Eight days after the last anthrax diagnosis, a top federal health official said Tuesday the worst may be over. “For this episode, we’re out of the woods,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
Bush seeks allied action
President warns that bin Laden is pursuing nuclear capabilities
November 7, 2001
President Bush warned that Osama bin Laden is seeking chemical, biological and nuclear weapons to pursue “mad global ambitions.” To stop him, America needs action from its allies, not merely sympathy, the president said Tuesday.
10th time this year, Fed cuts rates
November 7, 2001
The Federal Reserve dropped a key interest rate to its lowest level in 40 years as it battled to prevent the “heightened uncertainty” following the terrorist attacks from sending the country into a deep recession.
More airlines to provide passenger lists
November 7, 2001
Five more international airlines, including Egypt Air and Kuwait Airways, have agreed to voluntarily turn over to the U.S. Customs Service advance lists of passengers to screen for possible terrorists.
Tax credits promote preservation
November 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney For some, fixing up an older home or storefront needn’t be quite so expensive. State tax credits could offset 25 percent of the costs. “That could be a big help financially for folks facing some of the big expenditures that come with preserving older, historic homes,” said Janet Gerstner, a member of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance board.
Ashcroft targets assisted suicide
November 7, 2001
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Tuesday sought to override the nation’s only law allowing assisted suicide, declaring that taking the life of a terminally ill patient is not a “legitimate medical purpose” for federally controlled drugs.
States report record drop in quarterly tax revenue
November 7, 2001
Revenues to state treasuries between July and September suffered the worst quarterly decline in at least a decade, a research institute reported Wednesday. Tax revenues fell 3.4 percent during the third quarter of 2001 compared to the same period a year ago, according to preliminary data from the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York at Albany.
KU works under Hayes
Jayhawks hold first practice with interim coach
November 7, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There aren’t too many people at Kansas University who can appreciate what former football coach Terry Allen is going through, but Rip Scherer certainly is one of them. Like Allen, who was fired by KU athletics director Al Bohl last weekend, Scherer also has been dismissed from a head coaching position.
Kansas one of few states to post increase
November 7, 2001
State-by-state list of state tax collections in July, August and September compared with revenues during the same quarter of 2000, as compiled by the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, N.Y.:
Cigarette touted as less toxic
November 7, 2001
The company behind Kool and Lucky Strike has started test marketing a new cigarette touted as significantly reducing toxins from cigarette smoke. Brown & Williamson, the nation’s third-largest tobacco manufacturer, introduced its Advance Lights cigarettes on Monday in Indianapolis.
Federal study faults process for granting tribal recognition
November 7, 2001
The government system of recognizing American Indian tribes and paving the way for Indian gambling is rife with delays and other shortcomings, according to a Missouri lawmaker pushing to fix it.
Stovall won’t join Microsoft settlement
November 7, 2001
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall declined Tuesday to sign on to the settlement agreement with Microsoft, saying Kansas will proceed with an antitrust lawsuit with at least three other states.
Changes sought in management of giant aquifer
November 7, 2001
A new plan designed by western Kansans would localize management of the Ogallala Aquifer, the region’s primary water source, to small sub-units with similar characteristics. The Kansas Water Authority officially was to receive the plan formally today in Dodge City.
Owners approve contraction
November 7, 2001
Without pinpointing which ones, baseball owners voted Tuesday to eliminate two teams before the start of next season. They also said they wouldn’t lock out players when the labor contract expires this week.
State Briefs
November 7, 2001
TOPEKA: Hospital chain pays settlement funds TOPEKA: Official changes mind, will run for treasurer HUTCHINSON: Buck enters school
Dependence on oil
November 7, 2001
Trick-or-treat tradition
November 7, 2001
A stirring ‘treat’
November 7, 2001
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 7, 2001
6Sports video report: KU football will be ready to play the remaining games
November 7, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the reaction and changes ahead for the KU football program.
Aurora borealis unpredictable, a rare occurrence in these parts, professor says
Area residents startled by late-night light show in sky
November 7, 2001
By Dave Ranney It’s not your imagination. The sky really did look like it was on fire. But there’s no need to panic. It was a reddish case of aurora borealis late Monday night. Or, as they say in Alaska, the Northern Lights.
NBA Briefs
November 7, 2001
Hawks put Kukoc on injured list NBA takes action against former Grizzlies owner Sixers sign forward, waive Bowman Clippers coach, GM meet with Odom
Jagr out two weeks
November 7, 2001
Jaromir Jagr joined the Washington Capitals for Tuesday’s game in Toronto but said he probably will be out two weeks with a right knee strain. He first injured his knee Oct. 10. He came back but hurt it again.
Nascar Notes: Wallace earns spot in race
Driver to compete for DEI in Shootout
November 7, 2001
Winning the pole last weekend at Rockingham earned Kenny Wallace an invitation to next season’s Budweiser Shootout all-star race at Daytona. But it wasn’t until Dale Earnhardt Inc. promised him a car to drive this week that his entry was secure.
Rangers catcher Rodriguez wins 10th straight Gold Glove
November 7, 2001
Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez won his 10th straight Gold Glove award Tuesday, tying his idol Johnny Bench for the most by a catcher.
Baseball Briefs
November 7, 2001
Indians sign Radinsky, Laker to one-year deals Lopez expected to leave Braves A’s exercise options on Mecir, Magnante Reds’ pitcher Rijo files for free agency
Senators reach agreement on bioterror legislation
November 7, 2001
Three weeks after anthrax was discovered in Sen. Tom Daschle’s mail, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are ready to unveil legislation to help the nation prepare in the event of more bioterrorist attacks.
Cranberry myth doesn’t hold water it floats
November 7, 2001
The cranberry gets its name from Dutch and German settlers, who called it “crane berry.” When the vines bloom in the late spring and the flowers’ light pink petals twist back, they have a resemblance to the head and bill of a crane. Over time, the name was shortened to cranberry.
Living wage advocates press case
November 7, 2001
By Mindie Paget Members of the Kaw Valley Living Wage Alliance laid the groundwork Tuesday night for what’s sure to be a hot debate at next week’s city commission meeting. The commission is set to discuss a resolution developed by the Mayor’s Task Force on Tax Abatements, which has been reviewing the city’s tax abatement policy since March.
Bloomberg new NY mayor
November 7, 2001
Republican Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul, defeated Democrat Mark Green in a tight race Tuesday for mayor of embattled New York City. Democrats captured governorships in Virginia and New Jersey, breaking eight years of GOP control in each state.
National Briefs
November 7, 2001
Los Angeles: Former SLA fugitive’s guilty plea will stand Philadelphia: Fifth person receives self-contained heart Chicago: Retired baker accused of serving with Nazis Oregon: Violence victim wins eviction settlement
Cashews add crunch to quick dish
November 7, 2001
Chicken Cashew Pasta is a lively, nutritious dish you can get together in half an hour or less. It combines pasta, poultry and vegetables with the appealing texture contrast of nuts.
Squash handles stew with aplomb
November 7, 2001
Beef stew served in baked winter squash is a cook’s dream, simple and savory and adaptable for a variety of occasions. For diners, it’s a colorful visual treat, too, before the first mouthful is even tasted.
Anna Beth Mellinger Geist
November 7, 2001
Bohl reacts to Williams’ comments in regard to Allen
November 7, 2001
Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl made the media rounds Tuesday, hitting the talk show circuit to comment on his firing of Terry Allen as KU football coach. He was asked about KU basketball coach Roy Williams’ criticism of the firing, noting the “Pursuing Victory With Honor” summit last summer recommended schools only replace coaches after the season.
Stocks rise on rate-cut interest
November 7, 2001
The 10th interest rate cut of the year sparked a solid rally Tuesday on Wall Street as investors bet that the Federal Reserve’s latest attempt to stimulate growth eventually would work.
BU women win
November 7, 2001
Gayla Brown scored 19 points and snared 10 rebounds to lead Baker University to a 68-66 women’s basketball victory over Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday. Amber Bucklund added 10 points for BU (2-0).
Briefcase
November 7, 2001
Treasury Bonds: Feds launch probe of information leak Microsoft case: Nine states agree to revised settlement Midwest Grain Products: Ethanol sales fuel earnings boost
MANU tops OU
November 7, 2001
Junior LeeAnn Beasley scored 14 points to lead MidAmerica Nazarene to a 74-46 women’s basketball victory over Ottawa on Tuesday. Junior Angie Bandstra scored 14 points for OU.
On the record
November 7, 2001
KU challenges would-be engineers
Engineering school competition draws 200 high school students to campus
November 7, 2001
By Terry Rombeck After 10 groups failed, Matt Whitehead watched his team’s plastic vehicle shimmy up a 6-foot vertical pane of glass. The Lawrence High School vehicle the Vertiviper used a small motor and suction cups for a second-place finish.
Boston College suspends back
Nation’s leading rusher Green breaks team rule
November 7, 2001
Boston College running back William Green, the nation’s leading rusher, was suspended Tuesday for one game for breaking an unidentified team rule. Green will miss Saturday’s game against top-ranked Miami. Coach Tom O’Brien would not comment on why the action was taken.
Woods playing like mere mortal
Dominant golfer wins ‘only’ $5.68 million, third highest amount in PGA Tour history
November 7, 2001
This was one challenge too steep even for Tiger Woods. Ten months ago in Maui, Woods shaved his dyed-blond hair and embarked on an impossible encore.
Northern lights
November 7, 2001
The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, illuminates the night sky near Ellis during a spectacular show not commonly seen in Kansas. The auroras are the most visible effect of the sun’s activity on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Task force wants tax money for open space, industrial sites
November 7, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Taxpayers should finance purchase of the land for future Douglas County industrial development and green space, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force has concluded. What it still hasn’t nailed down is how much to ask for from the public and whether its request should be put to a countywide vote.
Pacifists struggle between beliefs, support for U.S.
November 7, 2001
By Joel Mathis These are troubled times at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. As a vast majority of Americans embraces the U.S.-led war on terrorism, students and others here are struggling to balance patriotism with religious belief. All are members of the Mennonite Church, which counts pacifism as a key tenet.
Gentry services
November 7, 2001
Oskaloosa Services for Frieda L. Gentry, 87, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Mrs. Gentry died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dependence on oil
November 7, 2001
To the editor: How to make sense of the past two months? Gas in early September was almost $1.70 per gallon, and new car sales dipped for the third quarter. Then the disaster of Sept. 11, and there were fears that gas was going to soon sell for $5 per gallon. The president talked about preserving the American way of life, and bombs began to fall; so did the price of gas.
Cranberry recipes
November 7, 2001
Ethel Anderson
November 7, 2001
Graveside services for Ethel Anderson, 96, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Anderson died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Home.
Food briefs
November 7, 2001
For best results, limit time in freezer Nutty for nuts?
John Sharp Smith
November 7, 2001
Stephen K. Thomas
November 7, 2001
Report: Bohl talks to Fresno about Hill
November 7, 2001
Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl certainly is living up to his pledge to move quickly to find a replacement for former football coach Terry Allen. According to a published report, Bohl has spoken with Fresno State interim AD Scott Johnson Bohl’s replacement at FSU about football coach Pat Hill.
Walker Scott Rosebaugh
November 7, 2001
Memorial services for Walker Scott Rosebaugh, infant son of Jared S. and Amber B. Kirk Rosebaugh, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date in Missouri. Walker was stillborn on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Kansas women fall in exhibition opener
November 7, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kevin Cook didn’t want to coach against Marian Washington so much that he tried to get out of his coaching duties with the Houston Jaguars. “There is another Jaguars team on the East Coast and I begged them to let me coach that one,” said Cook, who was an assistant at Kansas from 1984-93 and is now an assistant with the WNBA Houston Comets.
Five Jayhawks earn all-league academic
November 7, 2001
Kansas University’s Pardis Brown, Maggie Mason, Brianna Valento, Nikki Wahle and Hilla Rantala have been named to the All-Big 12 academic soccer team. Rantana, a senior from Vantaa, Finland, was one of three league honorees with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Search committee forming
November 7, 2001
Two Kansas University students were selected for the 16-member committee charged with finding a new football coach for the Jayhawks. One of the names was familiar former KU running back David Winbush.
KU golfers take second
November 7, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s golf team tied for second on Tuesday at The Prestige, the Jayhawks’ final tournament of the fall season, at the Desert Willow Golf Resort. KU finished with 849 strokes for three rounds to tie Colorado (849). Washington won with 844 strokes.