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Taliban positions falling, battle begins for Kabul
November 12, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:03 p.m.) “Shoot them! Shoot them! Move quickly,” an anti-Taliban commander shouted into a radio Monday as positions of the ruling Islamic militia fell one by one.
White House officials doubt terrorism involve in crash
No evidence yet of terrorism
November 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:59 p.m.) White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said there were no unusual communications from the cockpit of an American Airlines plane that crashed Monday in New York. The head of the U.S. safety board said, “All information we have currently is that this is an accident.”
American Airlines passenger jet crashes with 255 aboard
FBI looking into whether explosion occurred on plane
November 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:58 p.m.) A jetliner en route to the Dominican Republic broke apart minutes after takeoff and crashed in a waterfront neighborhood Monday, engulfing homes in flames and sowing initial fears of a new terrorist atrocity. All 255 people aboard were killed, and six others were reported missing on the ground.
Northern alliance claims capture of key Afghan city
November 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 10:55 a.m.) Taliban fighters were fleeing positions north of the capital Monday as truckloads of opposition troops advanced, shouting “God is great.” Anti-Taliban fighters also seized western Afghanistan’s biggest city, the opposition said.
Committee proposed for county treasurer
Overseers would create ‘bog-down,’ official says
November 12, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn County commissioners Monday will consider creating a committee to advise Douglas County Treasurer Pat Wells how to deposit county funds, but Wells said she’ll oppose the idea. The committee would include Wells, the county’s director of administrative services and an outside investment professional.
Church blesses land for ‘Celebration Center’
November 12, 2001
By Jim Baker On an exquisite fall afternoon, one of Lawrence’s oldest churches took a major step into its future. First United Methodist Church established in 1854 and a downtown presence since 1891 held a special ceremony Sunday to bless the future site of “Celebration Center,” 67 acres that will serve as a second campus for the 1,600-member congregation.
Vice president leaving for federal position
November 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney After eight high-profile years at Haskell Indian Nations University, George Godfrey is moving on. “I have a lot of emotional ties to the Haskell community. I have made a lot of friends here, and this has been the most gratifying job I’ve ever had,” he said. “But I’m ready for new challenges.”
Case blows us back to the ‘60s
November 12, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The world as we have known it since Sept. 11 has changed, perhaps irrevocably, but some things remain the same. The ‘60s that decade of self-indulgent certainty in which many of the spoiled young thought themselves morally superior to their parents’ generation live on, especially in California.
A calming device?
November 12, 2001
J-W Editorials Without proper instructions, a traffic-calming device can become more like a traffic hazard. City officials call the obstruction that has been placed in the intersection of Harvard Road and Goldfield Drive a “traffic-calming device.”
Kindness to stranger may have cost dearly
November 12, 2001
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman’s kindness may have cost her $565 in cash.
Microsoft outrage
November 12, 2001
Associated Charities alive
November 12, 2001
Thankless job
November 12, 2001
FAA: Security lapses frequent for KCI in 1990s
November 12, 2001
Federal security tests at Kansas City International Airport in the 1990s showed hundreds of security lapses and even more violations leading to fines of $418,000, a newspaper reported Sunday. Undercover federal agents got fake weapons past security screeners and were able to sneak into off-limits areas at the airport, according to The Kansas City Star’s analysis of Federal Aviation Administration records from that decade.
Dennehy to portray Knight
November 12, 2001
Actor Brian Dennehy will portray Bob Knight in a made-for-TV movie about the Indiana Hoosiers.
Combat nurses await recognition
November 12, 2001
Lucille Melton spent long nights in battlefield operating rooms pouring the ether that kept wounded soldiers unconscious during surgery. She was stationed in southern Germany in 1945 as a U.S. Army combat nurse, working all night and day amid a constant stream of mangled troops.
Explosion still haunts bomb technician
November 12, 2001
First, Doug Manning heard a sizzle. Then he saw a flash of blue flame, and he was knocked off his feet.
Xbox shows promise but lacks pizzazz
November 12, 2001
By Dave Toplikar Racing across the middle, the receiver caught the short pass and looked for daylight. But he was quickly mowed down by two burly linebackers, just shy of the first down. Justin Johnson grimaced and groaned, feeling the pain.
Tech show reflects tense times
Biometrics booths boom at Comdex convention
November 12, 2001
A short-range wireless technology called Bluetooth was hyped heavily at last year’s Comdex trade show, and its supporters hope to make a big impression this year now that they’ve moved from prototypes to actual products. But security-related technologies are expected to get more attention at the nation’s largest annual technology gathering this week in Las Vegas.
Many anthrax-fighting items are phony, scientists warn
November 12, 2001
A $100 hand-held ultraviolet spore zapper. A $38 antibacterial filter for the home air conditioner. A $30 kit for testing dust or powder in the home.
Firms use ‘behavioral’ interviews
Job candidates should be prepared for probing questions
November 12, 2001
There was a time when a nice suit, strong handshake and confident demeanor were enough to get most job candidates through the first interview. Not anymore. A growing number of corporations are relying on “behavioral” interviews, in which candidates are judged by how they react to particular situations. Job titles, college degrees and references take a back seat to how the candidate reacts to a series of probing questions.
Retiring with financial comfort is possible with planning
November 12, 2001
To die broke, or not to die broke: that is the question. What do you think? Should you save and invest your earnings, sacrificing current comforts now so you can live as you want after reaching retirement age?
On the money: Shopping bots help to comparison-price a particular product
November 12, 2001
Looking to save a little money this year on your Christmas shopping? Before you set out on a holiday shopping expedition, you may want to go online first and visit a shopping “bot.” A shopping bot short for robot is a specialized Web search engine that allows you to comparison-price a particular product at different retailers. Dozens of shopping bots exist out there in cyberspace. Here are just a few of them.
Briefcase
November 12, 2001
Scholarships available for computer training Classes offer lessons in finance basics Commissioner seeks input on acquisition
Bush outlines goals for meeting with Putin
November 12, 2001
When Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday makes his first visit to the White House, President Bush hopes he can overcome Russian objections to his missile defense plans with promises of new cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Group to tackle parking issues
November 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Members of Kansas University’s newly formed Parking Commission expect to hear the good, the bad and the ugly when they have their first public hearing Tuesday. “It’s pretty much an open meeting,” said commission chairman Allen Ford, a business professor. “We don’t have an agenda. The idea is to allow people to express their opinions to people in the Parking Commission.”
Banks, government offices to observe Veterans Day
November 12, 2001
Lawrence and Douglas County government offices will be open today, the day after Veterans Day, but some public services will be unavailable.
Jets soar past KC
Chiefs turn ball over four times in defeat
November 12, 2001
Herman Edwards knew exactly how he wanted his day to go. He would meet early with his mentor, Dick Vermeil, for an emotional reunion. Then, he would turn the New York Jets’ game against Vermeil’s Kansas City Chiefs over to his veterans. Edwards’ game plan went perfectly. He held his teary meeting with Vermeil nearly two hours before Sunday’s kickoff. And his team leaders, particularly Curtis Martin, Wayne Chrebet, James Farrior and Victor Green, took care of the rest in a 27-7 rout.
American Legion event recognizes today’s heroes
November 12, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Members of the Lawrence American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars gathered Sunday to celebrate Veterans Day.
Robert E. Edmonds
November 12, 2001
Norman enters Hall of Fame
Shark’ credits Nicklaus for lesson in being ‘great loser’
November 12, 2001
Greg Norman took his place among golf’s greatest players Sunday night, paying tribute to Jack Nicklaus for his example that learning to lose gracefully was as important as winning.
Virgil LeRoy Patterson
November 12, 2001
Elliott scratches seven-year itch
Veteran NASCAR driver wins for first time in 226 races
November 12, 2001
After seven years and 226 races without a victory, Bill Elliott wasn’t even sure how to celebrate. After taking the checkered flag in the Pennzoil 400 Sunday, he did a tentative burnout in front of the main grandstand at Homestead-Miami Speedway, then did a couple of rubber-burning doughnuts before driving slowly to Victory Lane, relishing the moment.
Pheasant numbers tumbling
Hunters report slow opening weekend
November 12, 2001
The bag limit this pheasant season is only four, but Kansas hunters might have a hard time reaching that modest figure. Pheasant season started Saturday, and local hunters noticed that numbers are down.
Raiders win again
Texas Tech 2-0 in exhibitions
November 12, 2001
Bob Knight offered a new look for his second exhibition game as Texas Tech’s coach, and so did the Red Raiders.
City schools to open winter practices
November 12, 2001
High schools across the state will open practice today for the winter sports season.
Rangers clip Canadiens
November 12, 2001
Eric Lindros scored 56 seconds into overtime, giving the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over Montreal on Sunday.
Monsters’ fends off attacks
November 12, 2001
“Monsters, Inc.” crushed the competition for a second straight week and set an animated film record for breaking $100 million in ticket sales.
Bin Laden denies responsibility for anthrax
November 12, 2001
Osama bin Laden was quoted Sunday as saying he is not responsible for the anthrax attacks in the United States, and most U.S. investigators won’t argue with him on that.
Rumsfeld says U.S. has bombed suspected weapons sites
November 12, 2001
Osama bin Laden likely has some chemical or biological weapons, and U.S. forces have bombed some sites in Afghanistan that could have been involved in producing them, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Local briefs
November 12, 2001
University: KU official named to Children’s Cabinet Reggie Robinson, counselor to Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, has been named to the Kansas Children’s Cabinet by Gov. Bill Graves. The cabinet was created in 1999 to identify, evaluate, recommend funding for and promote programs that benefit Kansas children. It monitors spending from the Children’s Initiative Fund, which includes 95 percent of the state’s portion of its tobacco settlement. Robinson’s appointment with the cabinet expires June 30, 2002. ____________ Community: Program features children’s story time Community book lovers will open the eyes of more than 100 of the city’s children to the possibilities of reading. The fourth annual Readers as Leaders program will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at East Heights School, 1430 Haskell Ave. Children from birth through five years of age are the target audience for the reading project. This pep rally for reading will be done in a story-time fashion with community members reading to children and their parents. There will be drawings for books throughout the evening, and two $100 savings bonds from Central National Bank will be given away. ____________ Science: Researchers obtain grant for disabilities technology Kansas University researchers have secured a $1.5 million grant to determine how technology can help people with mental retardation and other mental disabilities to live more independently. Michael Wehmeyer, associate director of the Beach Center on Disability, and Sean Smith, assistant professor of special education, will lead the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Devices for time management and adding voice-activated and visual controls to computer programs for e-mail and money management could be part of the project. The ARC of the United States, American Association on Mental Retardation, AbleLink Technologies, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, Self-Advocate Coalition of Kansas and the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation are partners in the research.
On the record
November 12, 2001
Bicycle parking, Home Depot on commission agenda
November 12, 2001
City commissioners have several issues to discuss Tuesday evening, including reconsideration of a proponent for the preliminary development plan for the Home Depot project, the increase of bicycle parking and revision of the city’s tax abatement policy.
Voters can’t agree on No. 1
November 12, 2001
Miami is still No. 1 in the AP media poll.
U.S. averages 22 deaths a year
November 12, 2001
At least 260 people, including 29 spectators, died at auto racing events in the United States since 1990, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.
Jordan horrific in loss
NBA great hits five of 26 shots against Sonics
November 12, 2001
Michael Jordan missed his first 14 shots on the way to his first four-game losing streak in 11 1/2 years. By the end of the game, all he could do was laugh at his own misery.
Sixers’ health improving
Iverson, McKie back in action as Philadelphia battles back from 0-5 start
November 12, 2001
The Philadelphia 76ers are finally starting to resemble the team that made it to the NBA finals last season.
Grant given title ring
November 12, 2001
Horace Grant received his ring for helping the Lakers win the NBA championship when he returned to Los Angeles for the first time Sunday in a different uniform.
QB Manning takes shot in jaw
Helmet-to-helmet hit floors Colts’ player
November 12, 2001
Peyton Manning spoke softly, his swollen jaw packed with gauze, and the Indianapolis Colts could only hope that their quarterback will not miss any games.
Robert E. Edmonds
November 12, 2001
Services for Robert E. Edmonds, 69, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. today at Countryside United Methodist Church. Mr. Edmonds died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at his home.
Virgil LeRoy Patterson
November 12, 2001
Services for Virgil LeRoy Patterson, 66, Leavenworth, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Oskaloosa United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the Leavenworth V.A. National Cemetery. Mr. Patterson died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his home.
Election could have gone either way, review finds
November 12, 2001
A vote-by-vote review of untallied ballots in the 2000 Florida presidential election indicates George W. Bush would have narrowly prevailed in the partial recounts sought by Al Gore, but Gore might have reversed the outcome by the barest of margins had he pursued and gained a complete statewide recount. Bush eventually won Florida, and thus the White House, by 537 votes out of more than 6 million cast. But questions about the uncounted votes lingered.
Magic hasn’t faded
November 12, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It’s been 10 years since the roof fell in. Not my personal roof, though it felt like it at the time. No, the roof that fell in belonged to a basketball player named Magic Johnson.
Briefly
November 12, 2001
Cholesterol drugs’ benefits fall short Palestinian leader given warm reception Tough talk starts at trade meeting
Duke tops Tech
Oklahoma rallies past Purdue
November 12, 2001
Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp figured her team would have a chance if it could hold Alana Beard in check. The Red Raiders did, but it didn’t matter.
Horoscopes
November 12, 2001
Packers pop Bears
Favre throws for two TDs in 20-12 victory
November 12, 2001
Not this time for the Chicago Bears.
Xbox shows promise but lacks pizzazz
November 12, 2001
By Dave Toplikar Racing across the middle, the receiver caught the short pass and looked for daylight. But he was quickly mowed down by two burly linebackers, just shy of the first down. Justin Johnson grimaced and groaned, feeling the pain.
Marijuana raid is wrong priority
November 12, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Asa Hutchinson, the former Republican representative from Arkansas now serving as head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has a reputation as a straight shooter. When he was up for confirmation a few months ago, even Democrats who had strongly opposed his views as a manager of the impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton testified in support of his nomination.
Soap actor finds his voice
Days of Our Lives” Steve Blackwood sings a jazzy tune
November 12, 2001
There’s a tickle of delight when actors surprise us with other talents.
Getting in the game
Microsoft joins video frenzy, just in time for the holidays
November 12, 2001
The most anticipated game system of the holiday season is due in stores this week, and the all-too-familiar company behind it might not be readily apparent. The Xbox console is, like many teen-agers, embarrassed to be seen with its parents. In its $500 million worldwide advertising blitz, Microsoft’s name will appear in tiny type, if at all.
What’s New
November 12, 2001
Sites to see Now there’s a wireless way to check Hotmail account Weakest Link’s snippy host arrives on the PC
Hollywood executives join America’s war on terrorism
November 12, 2001
Top Hollywood executives met with a senior White House official Sunday to discuss how the entertainment industry could help the war on terrorism.
People
November 12, 2001
A piece of history Crunching numbers Say hey Yankee defector
McGwire confirms retirement
November 12, 2001
Mark McGwire, the former single-season home run king, told ESPN that he is “worn out” and will retire from baseball.
Ronald L. Hess
November 12, 2001
Jayhawk bowlers finish in sixth place
November 12, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team finished sixth in a 44-team field on Sunday in the Brunswick Great Lakes Classic.
s New
November 12, 2001
Sites to see Now there’s a wireless way to check Hotmail account Weakest Link’s snippy host arrives on the PC
Microsoft joins video frenzy, just in time for the holidays
November 12, 2001
The most anticipated game system of the holiday season is due in stores this week, and the all-too-familiar company behind it might not be readily apparent. The Xbox console is, like many teen-agers, embarrassed to be seen with its parents. In its $500 million worldwide advertising blitz, Microsoft’s name will appear in tiny type, if at all.
s war on terrorism
November 12, 2001
Top Hollywood executives met with a senior White House official Sunday to discuss how the entertainment industry could help the war on terrorism.
Rumsfeld says U.S. has bombed suspected weapons sites
November 12, 2001
Osama bin Laden likely has some chemical or biological weapons, and U.S. forces have bombed some sites in Afghanistan that could have been involved in producing them, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Many anthrax-fighting items are phony, scientists warn
November 12, 2001
A $100 hand-held ultraviolet spore zapper. A $38 antibacterial filter for the home air conditioner. A $30 kit for testing dust or powder in the home.
Michael Lewis Hall
November 12, 2001
Services for Michael Lewis Hall, 49, of Los Angeles and a former Lawrence resident, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Hall died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles.
No evidence yet of terrorism
November 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:59 p.m.) White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said there were no unusual communications from the cockpit of an American Airlines plane that crashed Monday in New York. The head of the U.S. safety board said, “All information we have currently is that this is an accident.”
Vets Day events swell with patriotism
November 12, 2001
Awash in patriotism that has surged since Sept. 11, Veterans Day celebrations across the nation bustled with heavy turnout and raucous cheer or proceeded with renewed solemnity and reverence.
Tainted water taps town’s fears
November 12, 2001
Bob and Linda Monahan have pulled $5,000 out of their children’s college fund to drill their own well. Until that’s finished, they pump water from a nearby lake to fill their hot tub rather than use the water supply in the town’s Pascoag section.
Community saves abused dog
November 12, 2001
On a summer Sunday morning, Ellie Torgeson Harris turned her car onto Park Avenue at Mississippi Avenue in Lafayette Square. To the east on Park, she saw what appeared to be a dog, staggering. She went closer and recoiled in horror at what a veterinarian later determined were acid burns. “He literally didn’t have a face,” she said.
Alliance: Taliban in full retreat
November 12, 2001
Opposition forces claimed to have the Taliban on the run across much of northern Afghanistan on Sunday, as the ruling Islamic militia abandoned stronghold after stronghold in a withdrawal south toward the capital, Kabul. The foreign minister of the northern alliance, Abdullah, claimed the opposition had seized half the country in the past two days and dealt the Taliban a severe blow as a fighting force. U.S. officials warned that a counterattack was possible.
Lecompton shop owner turns 90
Community turns out to celebrate birthday for its ‘life of the party’
November 12, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess At 90 years old, Dorothy Shaner is one of the spunkiest residents in town.
Briefly
November 12, 2001
Central post office relocated Cross-country flag run ends Firefighters start bike tour Supremacists key off terror
Kansas State’s quarterbacks brutal
Waiting for Roberson’s development painful process in Manhattan
November 12, 2001
Frustration with Ell Roberson’s passing woes is boiling over.
Tigers eager to play in Allen
November 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore It’s billed as Kansas University’s second and final exhibition game of the preseason. Yet to seven Fort Hays State players, Tuesday’s Kansas-FHSU contest is much more than a glorified practice session.
FAA: Security lapses frequent for KCI in 1990s
November 12, 2001
Federal security tests at Kansas City International Airport in the 1990s showed hundreds of security lapses and even more violations leading to fines of $418,000, a newspaper reported Sunday. Undercover federal agents got fake weapons past security screeners and were able to sneak into off-limits areas at the airport, according to The Kansas City Star’s analysis of Federal Aviation Administration records from that decade.
Hard-to-measure war costs adding up
November 12, 2001
A U.S. helicopter lost in Afghanistan a week ago cost up to twice as much as the government spends yearly on scenic byways. Each cruise missile is worth several American homes. The total expense of the Afghan war may be nearly as hard to find as people hiding in Afghan caves. By one estimate, the military assault is costing $500 million to $1 billion a month and above the $1 billion in promised U.S. economic assistance to Pakistan, and debt relief for the country.’
Taliban positions falling, battle begins for Kabul
November 12, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 4:03 p.m.) “Shoot them! Shoot them! Move quickly,” an anti-Taliban commander shouted into a radio Monday as positions of the ruling Islamic militia fell one by one.
People
November 12, 2001
A piece of history Crunching numbers Say hey Yankee defector
Michael Lewis Hall
November 12, 2001
s longest since 1988
November 12, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Tom Hayes admitted he struggled at times Saturday remembering he was both Kansas University’s defensive coordinator and interim head coach. “I can’t help myself from going over to the defensive bench, particularly early in the game,” Hayes said. “I just can’t get away from doing that. Now coach (Dick) Moseley helped me some there and gave me some relief and then I was able to focus back on the field.”
Kansas tennis players win tournament titles
November 12, 2001
Kansas University singles and doubles players won their brackets on Sunday at the Aztec Tennis Invitational.
Biometrics booths boom at Comdex convention
November 12, 2001
A short-range wireless technology called Bluetooth was hyped heavily at last year’s Comdex trade show, and its supporters hope to make a big impression this year now that they’ve moved from prototypes to actual products. But security-related technologies are expected to get more attention at the nation’s largest annual technology gathering this week in Las Vegas.
fends off attacks
November 12, 2001
“Monsters, Inc.” crushed the competition for a second straight week and set an animated film record for breaking $100 million in ticket sales.
Steve Blackwood sings a jazzy tune
November 12, 2001
There’s a tickle of delight when actors surprise us with other talents.
Northern alliance claims capture of key Afghan city
November 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 10:55 a.m.) Taliban fighters were fleeing positions north of the capital Monday as truckloads of opposition troops advanced, shouting “God is great.” Anti-Taliban fighters also seized western Afghanistan’s biggest city, the opposition said.
Briefly
November 12, 2001
Central post office relocated Cross-country flag run ends Firefighters start bike tour Supremacists key off terror
Bin Laden denies responsibility for anthrax
November 12, 2001
Osama bin Laden was quoted Sunday as saying he is not responsible for the anthrax attacks in the United States, and most U.S. investigators won’t argue with him on that.
Alliance: Taliban in full retreat
November 12, 2001
Opposition forces claimed to have the Taliban on the run across much of northern Afghanistan on Sunday, as the ruling Islamic militia abandoned stronghold after stronghold in a withdrawal south toward the capital, Kabul. The foreign minister of the northern alliance, Abdullah, claimed the opposition had seized half the country in the past two days and dealt the Taliban a severe blow as a fighting force. U.S. officials warned that a counterattack was possible.
KU landmark rings in 50th anniversary
November 12, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When Phyllis Jones looks at Kansas University’s campanile at night, she sees a candle keeping vigil for the KU students and alumni killed during World War II. It’s been 50 years since the campanile was dedicated, but Jones said the bell tower’s meaning hasn’t faded with time.
Ronald L. Hess
November 12, 2001
Services for Ronald L. Hess, 58, DeSoto, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Hess died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.
Hard-to-measure war costs adding up
November 12, 2001
A U.S. helicopter lost in Afghanistan a week ago cost up to twice as much as the government spends yearly on scenic byways. Each cruise missile is worth several American homes. The total expense of the Afghan war may be nearly as hard to find as people hiding in Afghan caves. By one estimate, the military assault is costing $500 million to $1 billion a month and above the $1 billion in promised U.S. economic assistance to Pakistan, and debt relief for the country.’
Librarian: equity long overdue
November 12, 2001
By Tim Carpenter If Jean McClure writes a book about the perfect work environment for an elementary school librarian, it won’t be an autobiography. Her heroine would work full-time in one library, unlike McClure, who splits her days between New York and Riverside school libraries.
Watkins’ problems could go beyond financial woes
November 12, 2001
By Mindie Paget There may be more to recent pay cuts and staff reorganization at Watkins Community Museum of History than management committee members are willing or able to discuss. The official explanation has been that a $20,000 deficit threatening to plunge even deeper, combined with the need to hire an administrator to manage the museum, led the seven-member committee to cut back duties of both Steve Jansen and Judy Sweets.