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U.S. warplanes zero in on pockets of Taliban resistance
Rumsfeld says he expects to find bin Laden
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 3:10 p.m.) U.S. warplanes bombed targets Thursday near the city of Kunduz, where Taliban fighters and followers of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network were apparently set to make a stand at one of their last pockets of resistance in northern Afghanistan.
Three injured in K-10 traffic accident
November 15, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 6:39 p.m.) Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident just east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
Aviation security deal: Screeners to be federal workers
Officials hopeful for approval before Thanksgiving
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:39 p.m.) House and Senate negotiators tentatively agreed Thursday to put all airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll, clearing the way for passage as early as this week of a major aviation security bill.
Rumsfeld promises to hunt down bin Laden
November 15, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:33 p.m.) The United States will find Osama bin Laden even if he leaves Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Kansas to host new terrorist response team
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:12 a.m.) The Defense Department is setting up a specialized military team in Kansas to respond to terrorist attacks, Rep. Todd Tiahrt said Thursday.
Alliance sets sight on northern Taliban resistance
Aid worker drama ends in freedom
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:47 a.m.) Zeroing in on the only real pocket of Taliban resistance remaining in northern Afghanistan, U.S. warplanes pounded targets Thursday near the town of Kunduz, repeatedly hammering at tank and troop positions.
Osama bin Laden running out of places to hide
U.S.-led coalition tightens noose
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:41 a.m.) With the Taliban on the run and a U.S.-led coalition determined to hunt him down, Osama bin Laden is running out of places to hide.
CyDex secures second license in Japan
November 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan A drug-delivery compound originally formulated at Kansas University is getting its second injection into the Japanese pharmaceuticals market. Overland Park-based CyDex Inc. announced Wednesday that it had secured a licensing agreement with Suntory Ltd., based in Tokyo.
Yahoo, SBC ink Internet alliance
November 15, 2001
SBC Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. unveiled a marketing alliance Wednesday to provide high-speed Internet service and other Web-based products in SBC’s 13-state service area, which includes Kansas. The service, to be known as SBC Yahoo, is scheduled to launch in mid-2002.
Briefcase
November 15, 2001
New Ford chairman says plans to restructure in flux Oil industry: OPEC to reduce output if other producers do same Retail: Zero-interest deals entice consumers to buy cars Earnings: Payless ShoeSource profits drop 59 percent
Tracks eyed for trails
City hope to use old rail line for recreation
November 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis The rails are being pulled, but it’s unclear whether trails will take their place. Construction workers started Wednesday to remove railroad tracks between Haskell Avenue and Connecticut Street, from 12th to 19th streets. City officials are taking steps to have the land converted to a hiking and biking trail.
State considers raising tuition
November 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas universities have long been regarded as low-tuition schools. That may be about to change. Higher education officials said Wednesday that during the next two months, public universities, including Kansas University, will meet with students and faculty to set a five-year plan for tuition.
Sunday sky to dawn magic
Leonids meteor shower probably best ‘in our lifetimes’
November 15, 2001
Brew some coffee. Unpack the lawn chairs. Astronomers predict this year’s Leonids meteor display, expected to appear before dawn Sunday, will be a dazzler worth missing a little sleep.
Foreign aid workers freed
Opposition at gates of Taliban stronghold
November 15, 2001
U.S. commandos carried two American women and six other relief workers to safety early Thursday, flying them to freedom in Pakistan after months of imprisonment by Afghanistan’s Taliban regime, U.S. officials said.
City may get OK to grow south
Commissions may eliminate or change exemption for land near Wakarusa River
November 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis County officials may clear the way for Lawrence’s growth south by eliminating or changing the 5-acre exemption. The exemption allows rural Douglas County landowners outside the urban growth area to build a home on parcels bigger than 5 acres without going through the rezoning or platting process.
Twirler gives KU positive spin
November 15, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Angelea Busby grabs the attention of Kansas University football fans by tossing twirling batons high above the Memorial Stadium turf during marching band performances. But she got the attention of some marching band members in a different way. That happened last summer, when Busby, in her first year as KU’s baton twirler, attended the Marching Jayhawks’ band camp.
Gun-show dealers will need licenses
November 15, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Organizers of gun shows, auctions, flea markets and other events will have to comply with stricter regulations if they want to sell firearms at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
On the record
November 15, 2001
2 arrested for KU furniture theft
November 15, 2001
By Mike Belt A Crime Stoppers tip led to the recovery Wednesday of stolen furniture and the arrest of two men, Lawrence Police said. Most all of the furniture had been reported missing last month from Nunemaker Hall from Kansas University.
Senator takes up residence in hospital
November 15, 2001
Sen. Strom Thurmond, 99 next month and the nation’s longest serving and oldest senator, has taken up residence in Walter Reed Army Medical Center and now is using a wheelchair to get around the Capitol.
Boeing exec thinks cuts over
November 15, 2001
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. doesn’t expect further production cuts beyond what it’s already announced since the September terrorist attacks, the head of its commercial division says.
KC guard among three to sign with Texas
November 15, 2001
Texas’ women’s basketball team signed three guards to letters-of-intent on Wednesday, the first day of early signing. Committing to the Longhorns were Tamra Cobbins of Kansas City, Nina Norman of Houston and Stephanie Thiel of Nazareth.
Former SLA fugitive asks to withdraw guilty plea
November 15, 2001
Former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson has asked to withdraw a guilty plea and be tried on charges of attempting to blow up police cars in a conspiracy to murder officers in the 1970s.
NASA chooses next chief
November 15, 2001
A Washington budget official renowned as a cost-cutter and supporter of President Bush’s efforts to rein in space station spending was nominated Wednesday as NASA’s next administrator.
Egypt sends 23 gays to prison
November 15, 2001
Egyptian men wept and screamed inside a crammed courtroom cage Wednesday as a judge sentenced 23 of them to jail terms of one to five years for gay sex in a trial denounced by human rights groups as persecution of homosexuals.
Cigarette companies relieved of liability for medical monitoring
November 15, 2001
Jurors rejected a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to force four tobacco companies to pay for annual medical tests for 250,000 healthy West Virginia smokers. The six-person jury, nearly all of them former smokers, deliberated for 10 hours before concluding that people with a five-year, pack-a-day habit have an increased risk of disease but don’t need medical monitoring.
Inconvenience warranted
November 15, 2001
Stick to the issue
November 15, 2001
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
November 15, 2001
Lawrence artists put murals on the map
November 15, 2001
Two Lawrence artists are hoping to put historical Kansas murals on the map, using grants to publish a state mural travel guide. Lora Jost and Dave Loewenstein visited the Bourbon County courthouse Monday to view the Greek Goddess of Justice mural, which adorns the district courtroom’s wall.
Aggies clobber Jayhawks
Texas A&M wins in four games
November 15, 2001
No. 13 Texas A&M rolled to a 30-18, 30-20, 25-30, 30-19 Big 12 volleyball victory over Kansas on Wednesday, snapping the Jayhawks’ two-match road winning streak. “We played extremely well in game three after the break,” KU coach Ray Bechard said.
Topeka gets NIFL team
November 15, 2001
Topeka has landed a National Indoor Football League team. The Topeka Top Guns became the 22nd franchise of the NIFL. The Top Guns will play eight home games from the end of March through July at Landon Arena. All games will be played on weekend evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Antitrust legislation introduced in Congress
Grievance to be heard in December
November 15, 2001
Legislation was introduced in Congress on Wednesday to allow lawsuits against baseball when teams fold or relocate, and lawyers for players and owners agreed the union’s grievance to save two teams will be heard next month.
Hewitt reaches semifinals
Agassi defeated in straight sets at Masters Cup
November 15, 2001
Lleyton Hewitt is trying to become the youngest man to end a season at No. 1. Andre Agassi is trying to become the oldest. Midway through the Masters Cup, Hewitt is closer to his goal.
Big 12 could turn from red to orange
Surging Longhorns could reach conference’s title game if Oklahoma stumbles
November 15, 2001
And so, like lemmings to the sea or more accurately, like Winnebagos up Interstate 35 we continue to inch our way along the Big 12 sands to the inexorable showdown: The Big Red Rematch. Nebraska-Oklahoma II. The one in three weeks for all the Big 12 football marbles, plus the roses that may come with it.
Ones to watch: A look at what might happen in 2002
November 15, 2001
As a long and trying NASCAR season lurches toward a long-awaited end, it seems like a good time to look down the road at the stories that figure to be worth watching in 2002. A new Jeff Gordon era?
NBA Briefs
November 15, 2001
Sixers’ McKie sidelined with sprained right foot Atlanta Hawks sign forward Simpkins Celtics activate McLeod, shelve injured Williams
NHL Roundup: Lindros sparks Rangers
Former Flyer opens scoring against ex-teammates
November 15, 2001
A few wobbly passes and some tentative skating were the only signs Eric Lindros wasn’t quite himself. Lindros made up for some early jitters in his first game against his former Philadelphia teammates, scoring the New York Rangers’ first goal in a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.
U.S. general rewrites war plan
Bombings to decrease; focus turns to hunting down Taliban
November 15, 2001
U.S. military planes bombed and destroyed a building where top al-Qaida terrorist leaders were believed to have gathered, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The strike on Tuesday also included a remote-control Predator spy aircraft armed with missiles, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
British present evidence linking bin Laden to attacks
November 15, 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday released new evidence linking Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11 attacks, including a statement in which the Saudi exile comes close to admitting his group’s responsibility.
Bush seeks military tribunal
November 15, 2001
President Bush gave emergency approval for a military tribunal this week, should terrorism suspects be caught and charged in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. The White House says no American citizens would be brought before such a court. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror network is the target.
Washburn plan conflicts with regents vote
November 15, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday said students seeking a four-year degree should have 54 hours of upper division course credit, a policy that conflicts with a program at Topeka’s Washburn University.
Crime Briefs
November 15, 2001
Minister found guilty on sex crime charges McGautha drug trial continued to Jan. 14 Natasha Helm pleads guilty to charges
Murder trial jurors selected
November 15, 2001
A jury of eight women and four men, with two alternates, was selected Wednesday to hear the penalty trial of Keith Nelson, who pleaded guilty to killing Pamela Butler two years ago. The jury will be officially sworn in when the trial begins on Monday. The jurors will be asked to recommend whether Nelson should die or spend the rest of his life in prison for killing the 10-year-old girl.
Two groups debate title for new Topeka building
November 15, 2001
State workers began moving into the new $52 million signature office building more than four months ago, but the five-story structure still doesn’t have its official name. The Topeka Public Building Commission, charged with making the final decision, heard suggestions Tuesday from two groups.
Planners, schools to pool growth ideas
November 15, 2001
By Joel Mathis Planning commissioners and Lawrence school officials pledged greater cooperation Wednesday as both chart their futures. “You need to get our street plans so you can say what will work, and we need to get your proposed school sites early so we know how to plan,” planning commissioner Myles Schachter said during a meeting with the Lawrence School Board.
Petition seeks recall of mayor
November 15, 2001
Residents angry at the Andover mayor’s attempts to rezone his property have turned in a petition calling for Dennis Bush to resign. The group presented the petition signed by 200 residents Tuesday at a city council meeting, saying if Bush doesn’t resign they will seek a recall election, which would require the signatures of 171 citizens.
Kansas lawmakers want to assist Philippines in Wichita hostage rescue
November 15, 2001
Kansas lawmakers are working to help the Philippine government step up pressure on extremist Muslim rebels holding a Wichita missionary couple hostage. The nation’s war on terrorism has pushed the plight of Martin and Gracia Burnham to the front burner, Sen. Sam Brownback said Wednesday.
Fifth race added to track’s 2002 lineup
Indy Racing’s Infiniti Pro Series will debut at Kansas Speedway
November 15, 2001
Kansas Speedway and Indy Racing League officials today announced the addition of a fifth race to Kansas Speedway’s 2002 season. The Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series, the new Indy Racing League developmental series, will debut Sunday, July 7, at the new Kansas track.
Robert A. Schultz
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 15, 2001
KU post appeals to Purdue aide
November 15, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Purdue offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is waiting patiently for a call which may or may not ever come. Chaney, also the Boilermakers’ tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, said Wednesday he hadn’t talked to Kansas University officials about the Jayhawks’ head football coaching opening.
The Casket Lottery puts finishing touches on new CD
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness When Nathan Ellis, singer/guitarist for The Casket Lottery, was preparing artwork for his band’s third full-length effort, “Survival is for Cowards,” he never thought he’d end up scratching it and starting all over. Of course that was prior to the World Trade Center attacks, which continue to alter the very face of rock music.
Jayhawks land four signees
November 15, 2001
By Doug Pacey A fax machine. That’s what Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington and her staff huddled around for part of the morning and late afternoon Wednesday. The only time she and her assistant coaches were away from it was when they conducted basketball practice.
People
November 15, 2001
Like a horse and carriage A family film Ventura plans trip Gwyneth on inner beauty
Area briefs
November 15, 2001
Dover, Landes pair for West Side Folk show Waldorf fair to sell unique toys, crafts KU earns high marks on national survey Institute director honored
Experts fear new attack from desperate bin Laden
November 15, 2001
With the Taliban retreating and in seeming disarray, Osama bin Laden may be more dangerous and unpredictable than ever. U.S. officials and terrorism experts say there is reason to believe the fugitive terror mastermind and his al-Qaida network will depart from a pattern of well-spaced, meticulously planned assaults and launch a more hastily conceived attack on the United States to rally followers.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
November 15, 2001
KU soccer team set for NCAA opener
November 15, 2001
By Andy Samuelson This is it. After five years of coming up short sometimes just barely, while others most disappointingly Kansas senior soccer player Hilla Rantala will finally play today in the NCAA tournament.
KU post appeals to Purdue aide
November 15, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Purdue offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is waiting patiently for a call which may or may not ever come. Chaney, also the Boilermakers’ tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, said Wednesday he hadn’t talked to Kansas University officials about the Jayhawks’ head football coaching opening.
Farmers market move in limbo
New Hampshire location possible; $300,000 for improvements not likely
November 15, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Moving the Lawrence Farmers Market to a larger location downtown may be possible, but receiving $300,000 in public funding to make other improvements to the market isn’t likely to happen soon.
Local briefs
November 15, 2001
Brownies donate toys to LMH waiting rooms Members of Brownie Troop No. 676 eight third-graders from Hillcrest School presented Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department with boxes of donated coloring books, crayons, markers and paperback books Wednesday afternoon to entertain children who are either patients there or are waiting with family members. About two months ago, the department’s admissions staff had requested help from LMH’s endowment association in obtaining supplies of children’s games and books for that purpose. The association and the Brownie troop got in touch, and the girls decided to sponsor a drive to collect donated supplies from fellow Hillcrest students as a community service project. The girls in Troop No. 676 are: Liesel Reussner, Madison Eakin, Cali Brasseur, Hannah Lusk, Adriane Dick, Katherine Frazier, Jenny Xu and Jennifer Wilson. The troop’s leaders are Tandy Reussner, Jennifer Eakin and Erma Brasseur. __________________________ Community Theater: LCT adds more shows for ‘Sound of Music’ The Lawrence Community Theatre has decided to expand the number of performances of “The Sound of Music.” The show originally was scheduled to run Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 2. Additional shows now have been added for Dec. 7-9. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Mary Doveton, managing/artistic director, said ticket sales have been brisk since the first day reserve tickets went on sale. On that day, the theater took 500 reservations. __________________________ America Responds: Moore rock ‘n’ rolls at benefit concert Rep. Dennis Moore rock ‘n’ rolled Wednesday with other member of Congress at a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. They performed in the concert at Hard Rock Cafe, Washington, D.C. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward Sept. 11 relief efforts. Concert organizers had hoped to raise $250,000 from the event. Moore sang and played guitar. Other members of the “Congressional All-Stars” included: Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., guitar; Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., guitar; John McHugh, R-N.Y., guitar; Butch Otter, R-Ind., guitar; Dave Weldon, R-Fla., guitar; David Phelps, D-Ill., vocals; Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., drums; Dennis Rehberg, R-Mont., drums; and David Wu, D-Ore., violin. __________________________ Accidents: Separate vehicle crashes send two to hospital Two men involved in separate vehicle accidents Wednesday were treated for injuries at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The first accident occurred about 1:15 p.m. on County Road 442 just east of East 1 Road near the Shawnee County line. A 39-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that ran off the road, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said. Life Flight air ambulance initially was called to the scene but was turned back. Officers are investigating the possibility that the driver suffered a medical problem that may be related to the accident, Tate said. The driver’s name was not released Wednesday pending notification of the family. The second accident occurred at 4:20 p.m. at 26th and Iowa streets. A 1998 Nissan Altima driven by Guillaume Doane, 19, Lawrence, was westbound on 26th Street when it pulled out and struck a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup that was northbound on Iowa Street, Lawrence Police Sgt. Paul Fellers said. The truck was driven by 22-year-old Jessica Matta of Lawrence, Fellers said. Matta was not injured. Doane was transported to LMH, where he was in good condition Wednesday night. Doane was cited for inattentive driving, Fellers said.
Ruth Marie Bratcher
November 15, 2001
Experts fear new attack from desperate bin Laden
November 15, 2001
With the Taliban retreating and in seeming disarray, Osama bin Laden may be more dangerous and unpredictable than ever. U.S. officials and terrorism experts say there is reason to believe the fugitive terror mastermind and his al-Qaida network will depart from a pattern of well-spaced, meticulously planned assaults and launch a more hastily conceived attack on the United States to rally followers.
CNBC plots replacement after Rivera leaves
November 15, 2001
Scrambling to fill a crucial prime-time hour that will shortly be vacated by Geraldo Rivera, CNBC is expected to launch a new show on Monday, “CNBC’s America Now,” which will use different anchors from both NBC News and CNBC week to week.
6Sports video report: KU basketball teams excited
November 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Tuesday night’s KU men’s basketball game and new recruits for the women.
A variety of cooking Web sites simplifies holiday cuisine for non-Martha Stewarts
November 15, 2001
By Michael Newman I’m still in denial about the loss of summer, and the weather hasn’t been helping me shift into an autumnal state of mind. I mean really, shirtsleeves in November? The end of daylight savings is the only thing allowing me to get in touch with my seasonal affective disorder. But face it, the holidays are upon us and it’s time to bootstrap myself into festivities-mode. Thanksgiving is a week away!
THE MAG: News of the Weird
November 15, 2001
Lead stories More Extremist Muslims: In October, a judge in Sokoto, Nigeria, ordered Safiya Hassaini, 35, stoned to death for adultery while her probable partner (her cousin, Yahaya Abubakar, 60) had the same charge against him dropped for insufficient evidence. (The evidence against Hassaini was that she is not currently married but had just given birth.) Sokoto is one of the northern Nigerian states that practice Muslim Sharia law, and as with the Afghanistan Taliban, posses of men with clubs roam the country looking for lawbreakers. Another quirk in the law: Though Hassaini is on death row, she was released on bail to care for the child briefly, after which time she is supposed to report back to court so she can be killed.
Accidental victims
November 15, 2001
To the editor: I have recently been traveling for several days, yes, by plane. When I returned, while trying to catch up on my mail and newspapers, a letter by Ms. Troyer especially caught my eye. As a fellow gardener, her analogy of the garden was perfect. My answer to her is: Terrorists are the weeds of mankind. You pull them out and kill them. Sometimes we accidentally pull out desirable flowers as well that is the price we pay for a beautiful garden, or the weeds will overrun the garden and turn it into shambles.
College Men’s Basketball Briefs
November 15, 2001
St. Louis guard signs with Missouri Nebraska signs three in-state recruits Texas guard sidelined with sprained knee Washington coach released from hospital NCAA denies appeal by Georgia player
THE MAG: Back to nature
Lindholm uses art to spread conservation message
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Bob Lindholm uses his camera for more than artwork. Each time he points and shoots he’s also working for a cause, that of reminding busy people about the need to conserve the nature surrounding them.
THE MAG: State of mind
Weaver runs gamut of roles without going nuts
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near No offense to actors or schizophrenics, but sometimes the difference between the stage and the mental ward is closer than most people might think. Cheryl Weaver is arguably the most successful of Northeast Kansas actresses, moving easily from film roles to voiceover work to theater productions. She’s performed at every Kansas City theater, and usually goes right from one role to the next. Lately, though, the parts have literally come one on top of another.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Austin’s power
A 12-year-old driver takes on the racing world
November 15, 2001
By Seth Jones Pull up at Chase Austin’s house in Eudora, and you’ll have to park in the driveway. No room in the garage for cars; it’s already full of racing trophies. Seeing people that can’t park their cars in their garage because they have too much junk is typical. But to have this much hardware in a space designed for two vehicles now that’s unusual.
Top 25 Roundup: Tigers ground Air Force
November 15, 2001
Missouri decided it was time to pull off an inside job. Clarence Gilbert scored 20 points and Kareem Rush had 19 as the No. 8 Tigers passed up long shots and beat Air Force, 86-58, Wednesday night in the second round of the Guardians Classic.
New trial ordered on murder charge
November 15, 2001
Holding up the United States’ end of a bargain with France, a judge granted a new trial Wednesday for former hippie guru Ira Einhorn, the one-time fugitive convicted in absentia of murdering his girlfriend.
Spare change?
November 15, 2001
Drive needed against speed
November 15, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Speed kills, and companies that encourage and glamorize speed are accessories to tragedy. We have all seen the TV commercials: The one that goes “zoom, zoom”; the one that has a man driving a substantial distance to a New England inn, not for the weekend, but for lunch.
GOP candidate drops out of insurance race
Praeger, Riley left to battle things out; Johnson County treasurer considers run for state position
November 15, 2001
Republicans have lost a candidate for insurance commissioner, but they may gain one in the state treasurer’s race. Rep. Robert Tomlinson, of Roeland Park, confirmed Wednesday that he has abandoned his campaign for insurance commissioner for personal reasons.
NBA Roundup: Mavs roll over Cavs
November 15, 2001
Dirk Nowitzki’s few minutes in the hallway were as crucial as the 32 he spent on the floor. Nowitzki shook off an early ankle injury to score 28 points and Michael Finley added 22 as Dallas cruised to a 107-94 win Wednesday night over Cleveland, which was blown out for the fourth straight time at home.
Friends and neighbors
November 15, 2001
Our Town Sports
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Calendar
November 15, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: Letters
November 15, 2001
Horoscopes
November 15, 2001
A 12-year-old driver takes on the racing world
November 15, 2001
By Seth Jones Pull up at Chase Austin’s house in Eudora, and you’ll have to park in the driveway. No room in the garage for cars; it’s already full of racing trophies. Seeing people that can’t park their cars in their garage because they have too much junk is typical. But to have this much hardware in a space designed for two vehicles now that’s unusual.
Officials hopeful for approval before Thanksgiving
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:39 p.m.) House and Senate negotiators tentatively agreed Thursday to put all airport baggage screeners on the federal payroll, clearing the way for passage as early as this week of a major aviation security bill.
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 15, 2001
Briefs
November 15, 2001
Spoil grandchildren with safety, security Prepare children for holidays Puzzling games go electronic Remember these great gift ideas
Briefly
November 15, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Red Cross reverses on fund distribution New York: Security panel seeking national identity card WASHINGTON, D.C: INS overhaul announced
Wolf Creek drill tests defenses
Routine checks accident response
November 15, 2001
State, county and federal officials were put through the paces Wednesday in a drill to test readiness in the event of an accident at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant. More than 400 people were involved in the drill, either bunkered in the basement of the Kansas National Guard Armory or in and around the plant in Coffey County.
Briefs
November 15, 2001
Spoil grandchildren with safety, security Prepare children for holidays Puzzling games go electronic Remember these great gift ideas
KU soccer team set for NCAA opener
November 15, 2001
By Andy Samuelson This is it. After five years of coming up short sometimes just barely, while others most disappointingly Kansas senior soccer player Hilla Rantala will finally play today in the NCAA tournament.
FSHS pitcher commits to KU
November 15, 2001
Free State High senior pitcher Eric Peterson has committed to Kansas University’s baseball team and will sign Friday with the Jayhawks. Peterson, a left-hander, compiled a 3-5 record with a 5.44 earned run average as a junior. He struck out a school-record 71 batters in 551/3 innings.
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
November 15, 2001
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
Short stuff
November 15, 2001
There’s a new baby gorilla at National Zoo in DC Wichita welcomes baby cow A penne for your thoughts?
Comedian Paula Poundstone jailed for probation violation
November 15, 2001
Paula Poundstone was briefly jailed Tuesday by a judge because of a relapse during her treatment at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where she was sent after pleading no-contest to child endangerment.
Boeing exec thinks cuts over
November 15, 2001
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. doesn’t expect further production cuts beyond what it’s already announced since the September terrorist attacks, the head of its commercial division says.
Aid worker drama ends in freedom
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:47 a.m.) Zeroing in on the only real pocket of Taliban resistance remaining in northern Afghanistan, U.S. warplanes pounded targets Thursday near the town of Kunduz, repeatedly hammering at tank and troop positions.
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 15, 2001
   
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
November 15, 2001
   
6Sports video report: KU basketball teams excited
November 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Tuesday night’s KU men’s basketball game and new recruits for the women.
Baseball Briefs
November 15, 2001
Caminiti arrested on drug charges Bond received threats during home run chase McGwire’s retirement boosts ESPN ratings Rangers hire Hershiser as associate to GM Indians name Murray hitting instructor
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Brian McKnight
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Brian McKnight won’t be facing unemployment anytime soon. With a pop-music rmhat touts his abilities as a singer, songwriter, producer and wanton sex god, McKnight has proven to be one of the most-prolific (and popular) R&B artists of the past decade. Unlike the majority of his boudoir-crooning peers, however, McKnight is a genuinely gifted musician the soul of an artist lurking just beneath his movie-star looks.
THE MAG: Coffin nails
The Casket Lottery puts finishing touches on new CD
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness When Nathan Ellis, singer/guitarist for The Casket Lottery, was preparing artwork for his band’s third full-length effort, “Survival is for Cowards,” he never thought he’d end up scratching it and starting all over. Of course that was prior to the World Trade Center attacks, which continue to alter the very face of rock music.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - The bird is the word
A variety of cooking Web sites simplifies holiday cuisine for non-Martha Stewarts
November 15, 2001
By Michael Newman I’m still in denial about the loss of summer, and the weather hasn’t been helping me shift into an autumnal state of mind. I mean really, shirtsleeves in November? The end of daylight savings is the only thing allowing me to get in touch with my seasonal affective disorder. But face it, the holidays are upon us and it’s time to bootstrap myself into festivities-mode. Thanksgiving is a week away!
THE MAG: Off to see the wizard
The upcoming launch of ‘Harry Potter’ provokes childlike anticipation and parental concern
November 15, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Outside, it’s a typical Thursday evening in Lenexa, as suburbanites dart in and out of the strip malls along 87th Street. Inside the Lackman Library, however, it’s lesson time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where “Miss Bartholomew” is teaching a class in Muggle Studies to 20 eager pupils. As she extols the accomplishments of ingenious Muggles (those strange humans who don’t use magic), the children show a keen interest, raising their hands to answer questions and volunteer for demonstrations.
THE MAG: ‘Someone’ to look up to
Former KU student Louise Voss authors a realistic musical tale
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In her first novel, “To Be Someone,” London-based novelist Louise Voss has done something highly improbable: She’s refashioned elements straight from any big-screen dramedy and placed them into the world of big-time music business and rock & rollers. Her book reads like a cross-mating of Larry McMurtry’s “Terms of Endearment” and Jackie Collins’ “Rock Star.” The most amazing thing is that Voss makes it work successfully.
Whatever price beauty
Today’s teen girls ‘work at looking good’
November 15, 2001
Being a girl is so much trouble. It always has been. Ask any female who’s ever slept in curlers or ironed her wavy hair straight. While women have long tried to improve on nature, in the last few years spas and salons throughout the country have seen an influx of progressively younger clients seeking services their mothers didn’t indulge in until they were out of college and able to support their own beauty budgets.
CNBC plots replacement after Rivera leaves
November 15, 2001
Scrambling to fill a crucial prime-time hour that will shortly be vacated by Geraldo Rivera, CNBC is expected to launch a new show on Monday, “CNBC’s America Now,” which will use different anchors from both NBC News and CNBC week to week.
Comedian Paula Poundstone jailed for probation violation
November 15, 2001
Paula Poundstone was briefly jailed Tuesday by a judge because of a relapse during her treatment at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where she was sent after pleading no-contest to child endangerment.
Bush, Putin continue missile talks informally
November 15, 2001
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin rattled around Bush’s Texas ranch in a pickup truck and feasted on mesquite-smoked beef Wednesday and pressed toward an understanding on U.S. plans to develop a missile defense system.
Turbulence considered as cause of Flight 587 crash
November 15, 2001
Investigators raised the possibility Wednesday that turbulence from the wake of a 747 led to the crash of American Flight 587, saying the doomed plane took off less than the standard two minutes after the jumbo jet.
People
November 15, 2001
Like a horse and carriage A family film Ventura plans trip Gwyneth on inner beauty
6News video report: Gun shows take a hit
November 15, 2001
Kim Hall reports on the tighter restrictions on gun sales. Under the new law, only vendors with licenses will be allowed to sell guns at shows.
The library factor
November 15, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The tie between strong libraries and good schools is obvious. It doesn’t take a genius to see the connection between strong libraries and strong schools. That’s the connection some local school librarians are trying to make as they seek additional funding to hire librarians for every Lawrence elementary school and provide additional library services.
Monday’s crash renews feeling of fear
November 15, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe America’s heart stopped again. Monday’s tragic American Airlines crash in Queens came at a time of unusual upheaval:
Simien ‘still a fan’
Freshman says he’s lucky to be a Jayhawk
November 15, 2001
By Gary Bedore His name is on Kansas University’s basketball roster and appears in bright lettering above his Allen Fieldhouse locker room stall. His bio is featured on page 59 of the media guide. He’s participated in two dozen preseason practices and has worn jersey No. 23 in a pair of exhibition games.
Free State wrestler Bsigns letter with Stanford
November 15, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Stanford seems to be the perfect fit for Free State High senior wrestler Ian B In front of family and teammates, B the Class 6A state runner-up at 215 pounds last season, signed with the Cardinal wrestling program on Wednesday at the FSHS library. He’s Free State’s first Div. I wrestling signee and believed to be the city’s first Div. I signee in the sport.
Pass-happy Louisiana Tech could pose problems for KSU
November 15, 2001
Whether they’re on offense or defense, dealing with the pass hasn’t been the Kansas State Wildcats’ strength this season. But with quarterback Luke McCown and Louisiana Tech putting the ball in the air and scoring at record paces, the Wildcats know exactly what to focus on this Saturday.
Stewart resigns, blasts baseball
November 15, 2001
Dave Stewart insisted baseball owners use racist hiring policies in filling their top front-office jobs and he resigned Wednesday as Toronto’s assistant general manager because the Blue Jays didn’t promote him.
November 15, 2001
By Jon Niccum Thirty years ago, another wildly popular children’s book was given the big-screen treatment. The result was “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” a musical masterpiece that remains one of the most clever, odd and downright disturbing kids flicks ever made.
Overreactions feed panic
November 15, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Americans like to imagine themselves in the image of John Wayne, but under duress, they sometimes resemble Don Knotts. I mean the Don Knotts who, as Barney Fife, would disguise his nervousness as deputy sheriff by brandishing his pistol with shaking hand, throwing the confused or innocent in jail, and threatening life imprisonment for parking violations.
U.S.-led coalition tightens noose
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:41 a.m.) With the Taliban on the run and a U.S.-led coalition determined to hunt him down, Osama bin Laden is running out of places to hide.
Lindholm uses art to spread conservation message
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Bob Lindholm uses his camera for more than artwork. Each time he points and shoots he’s also working for a cause, that of reminding busy people about the need to conserve the nature surrounding them.
6Sports video report: KU happy about Iowa State lower ranking
November 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming KU football game against Iowa State.
Opposition at gates of Taliban stronghold
November 15, 2001
U.S. commandos carried two American women and six other relief workers to safety early Thursday, flying them to freedom in Pakistan after months of imprisonment by Afghanistan’s Taliban regime, U.S. officials said.
s crash renews feeling of fear
November 15, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe America’s heart stopped again. Monday’s tragic American Airlines crash in Queens came at a time of unusual upheaval:
Rumsfeld promises to hunt down bin Laden
November 15, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 12:33 p.m.) The United States will find Osama bin Laden even if he leaves Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Drive needed against speed
November 15, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Speed kills, and companies that encourage and glamorize speed are accessories to tragedy. We have all seen the TV commercials: The one that goes “zoom, zoom”; the one that has a man driving a substantial distance to a New England inn, not for the weekend, but for lunch.
6Sports video report: KU happy about Iowa State lower ranking
November 15, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming KU football game against Iowa State.
Short stuff
November 15, 2001
There’s a new baby gorilla at National Zoo in DC Wichita welcomes baby cow A penne for your thoughts?
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone’
Eagerly awaited film franchise gets off to a magical start with ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’
November 15, 2001
By Jon Niccum Thirty years ago, another wildly popular children’s book was given the big-screen treatment. The result was “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” a musical masterpiece that remains one of the most clever, odd and downright disturbing kids flicks ever made.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Novocaine’
Novocaine’ offers Steve Martin another fine opportunity to play between drama and comedy
November 15, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Good oral hygiene can be important to the body as a whole. The mouth can contain all kinds of cancers, and there are links between gum disease and heart problems. Still, despite the importance of their work, there’s something about dentists that makes it hard for people to take them seriously.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’
The Man Who Wasn’t There’ adds one more twisted piece to Coen brothers’ film noir puzzles
November 15, 2001
By Dan Lybarger There are two types of quiet people: The first are silent because little goes on inside their heads. The second type say little because words don’t quite portray their complex inner discourses. They fear that no matter how diligently they try to explain their thoughts, others might not grasp them.
Overreactions feed panic
November 15, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal Americans like to imagine themselves in the image of John Wayne, but under duress, they sometimes resemble Don Knotts. I mean the Don Knotts who, as Barney Fife, would disguise his nervousness as deputy sheriff by brandishing his pistol with shaking hand, throwing the confused or innocent in jail, and threatening life imprisonment for parking violations.
Accidental victims
November 15, 2001
s Lonnie Fisher rebuilds as Sturgeon Mill splinters
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Reports that Sturgeon Mill was splitting had been floating around for weeks, although few were shocked by the news. Criminally underrated by local music fans, the Lawrence-based quintet had spent nearly three years trying to win over area audiences with minimal results. Though singer-guitarist Lonnie Fisher was always begrudged a degree of respect, his band was never taken seriously erroneously lumped in with the area’s musical bench players.
s Infiniti Pro Series will debut at Kansas Speedway
November 15, 2001
Kansas Speedway and Indy Racing League officials today announced the addition of a fifth race to Kansas Speedway’s 2002 season. The Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series, the new Indy Racing League developmental series, will debut Sunday, July 7, at the new Kansas track.
FSHS pitcher commits to KU
November 15, 2001
Free State High senior pitcher Eric Peterson has committed to Kansas University’s baseball team and will sign Friday with the Jayhawks. Peterson, a left-hander, compiled a 3-5 record with a 5.44 earned run average as a junior. He struck out a school-record 71 batters in 551/3 innings.
Jayhawks land four signees
November 15, 2001
By Doug Pacey A fax machine. That’s what Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington and her staff huddled around for part of the morning and late afternoon Wednesday. The only time she and her assistant coaches were away from it was when they conducted basketball practice.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 15, 2001
Singles 1. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with Brian McKnight
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Brian McKnight won’t be facing unemployment anytime soon. With a pop-music rsum that touts his abilities as a singer, songwriter, producer and wanton sex god, McKnight has proven to be one of the most-prolific (and popular) R&B artists of the past decade. Unlike the majority of his boudoir-crooning peers, however, McKnight is a genuinely gifted musician the soul of an artist lurking just beneath his movie-star looks.
THE MAG: Letters
November 15, 2001
A real Coup I loved your article on The Coup a band with minds like knives, cutting through the political BS. It was wonderful! And thank you for printing most of the interview rather than copping out like the majority of papers. I’m sure you’ll end up getting some flak for it, so wanted you to know that there are a lot of people out there who are bowing down in thanks for finally getting to read something other than the patriotic, misleading drivel the media have been sending our way.
M wins in four games
November 15, 2001
No. 13 Texas A&M rolled to a 30-18, 30-20, 25-30, 30-19 Big 12 volleyball victory over Kansas on Wednesday, snapping the Jayhawks’ two-match road winning streak. “We played extremely well in game three after the break,” KU coach Ray Bechard said.
Robert A. Schultz
November 15, 2001
Circleville, Ohio Mass of Christian Burial for Robert A. Schultz, 65, Circleville, was Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Circleville. Burial was in St. Joseph’s cemetery. Mr. Schultz died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Berger Hospital, Circleville.
Ruth Marie Bratcher
November 15, 2001
Memorial services for Ruth Marie Bratcher, 53, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pinecrest Apartments II Clubhouse, Eudora. She died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at her home in Eudora.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 15, 2001
Benefit to raise money to help girls Saturday event offers crafts in country setting KU oboe professor to give recital KU professor to sing solo in ‘Messiah’
Weaver runs gamut of roles without going nuts
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near No offense to actors or schizophrenics, but sometimes the difference between the stage and the mental ward is closer than most people might think. Cheryl Weaver is arguably the most successful of Northeast Kansas actresses, moving easily from film roles to voiceover work to theater productions. She’s performed at every Kansas City theater, and usually goes right from one role to the next. Lately, though, the parts have literally come one on top of another.
Former KU student Louise Voss authors a realistic musical tale
November 15, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In her first novel, “To Be Someone,” London-based novelist Louise Voss has done something highly improbable: She’s refashioned elements straight from any big-screen dramedy and placed them into the world of big-time music business and rock & rollers. Her book reads like a cross-mating of Larry McMurtry’s “Terms of Endearment” and Jackie Collins’ “Rock Star.” The most amazing thing is that Voss makes it work successfully.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
November 15, 2001
Domestic Disturbance John Travolta’s comeback continues to go down in flames with this idiotic thriller, about a divorced dad trying to protect his son (Matt O’Leary) from a murderous stepfather (Vince Vaughn). Virtually every bad-movie element is present here, including inept cops, brainless victims and a villain with apparent superpowers. Vaughn, O’Leary and Steve Buscemi (as Vaughn’s victim) find ways to elevate Lewis Colick’s useless script, giving it their all despite the dearth of material. Director Harold Becker at least has a sense of how to pace a story like this, although building suspense is hopeless, given the story’s predictability. As for Travolta, he’s as likable as ever, but he needs to stop coasting on that and start acting again. Watching him throw away the opportunity that movies like “Pulp Fiction” and “Get Shorty” gave him is becoming painful. “Domestic Disturbance” certainly isn’t as bad as some of his recent films, but when the best thing you can say about an actor’s career choices is, “At least it’s not ‘Battlefield Earth,’” you know things are getting bleak. (PG-13) — LL
offers Steve Martin another fine opportunity to play between drama and comedy
November 15, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Good oral hygiene can be important to the body as a whole. The mouth can contain all kinds of cancers, and there are links between gum disease and heart problems. Still, despite the importance of their work, there’s something about dentists that makes it hard for people to take them seriously.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 15, 2001
Movies 1. “Monsters, Inc.,” $46.2 million
film noir puzzles
November 15, 2001
By Dan Lybarger There are two types of quiet people: The first are silent because little goes on inside their heads. The second type say little because words don’t quite portray their complex inner discourses. They fear that no matter how diligently they try to explain their thoughts, others might not grasp them.
provokes childlike anticipation and parental concern
November 15, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Outside, it’s a typical Thursday evening in Lenexa, as suburbanites dart in and out of the strip malls along 87th Street. Inside the Lackman Library, however, it’s lesson time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where “Miss Bartholomew” is teaching a class in Muggle Studies to 20 eager pupils. As she extols the accomplishments of ingenious Muggles (those strange humans who don’t use magic), the children show a keen interest, raising their hands to answer questions and volunteer for demonstrations.
Parting shot
November 15, 2001
City lights by Joel Mathis
s fashion show for television viewers
November 15, 2001
As Victoria’s Secret marketing director, Ed Razek is responsible for the sexy commercials that have appeared on television for years and the fashion show that crashed a Web site. Yes, Razek said, he knows them all by name. Yes, they’re his friends. And yes, he gets to be with them at glamorous locations worldwide.
s lucky to be a Jayhawk
November 15, 2001
By Gary Bedore His name is on Kansas University’s basketball roster and appears in bright lettering above his Allen Fieldhouse locker room stall. His bio is featured on page 59 of the media guide. He’s participated in two dozen preseason practices and has worn jersey No. 23 in a pair of exhibition games.
Bombings to decrease
November 15, 2001
U.S. military planes bombed and destroyed a building where top al-Qaida terrorist leaders were believed to have gathered, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The strike on Tuesday also included a remote-control Predator spy aircraft armed with missiles, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
British present evidence linking bin Laden to attacks
November 15, 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday released new evidence linking Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11 attacks, including a statement in which the Saudi exile comes close to admitting his group’s responsibility.
Kansas to host new terrorist response team
November 15, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 10:12 a.m.) The Defense Department is setting up a specialized military team in Kansas to respond to terrorist attacks, Rep. Todd Tiahrt said Thursday.
Bush seeks military tribunal
November 15, 2001
President Bush gave emergency approval for a military tribunal this week, should terrorism suspects be caught and charged in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. The White House says no American citizens would be brought before such a court. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror network is the target.
Pennsylvania town turns to teen as mayor
November 15, 2001
Jeff Dunkel will soon be able to gavel his mother out of order. His mother can retaliate by refusing to make him supper. “And he still has to take the garbage out, straighten up around here, do the yard work,” Kathy Dunkel said.
November 15, 2001
Being a girl is so much trouble. It always has been. Ask any female who’s ever slept in curlers or ironed her wavy hair straight. While women have long tried to improve on nature, in the last few years spas and salons throughout the country have seen an influx of progressively younger clients seeking services their mothers didn’t indulge in until they were out of college and able to support their own beauty budgets.
THE MAG: Rumor mill
Lawrence’s Lonnie Fisher rebuilds as Sturgeon Mill splinters
November 15, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Reports that Sturgeon Mill was splitting had been floating around for weeks, although few were shocked by the news. Criminally underrated by local music fans, the Lawrence-based quintet had spent nearly three years trying to win over area audiences with minimal results. Though singer-guitarist Lonnie Fisher was always begrudged a degree of respect, his band was never taken seriously erroneously lumped in with the area’s musical bench players.
Our Town Sports
November 15, 2001
Chadwick Rookie of Year: Joyia Chadwick, a Williams College freshman from Lawrence, has been named volleyball rookie of the year in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Chadwick averaged 4.44 kills per game and led the conference in blocks, averaging 1.62 per game. Chadwick also earned first-team All-NESCAC honors.
Pennsylvania town turns to teen as mayor
November 15, 2001
Jeff Dunkel will soon be able to gavel his mother out of order. His mother can retaliate by refusing to make him supper. “And he still has to take the garbage out, straighten up around here, do the yard work,” Kathy Dunkel said.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
November 15, 2001
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 15, 2001
Benefit to raise money to help girls Saturday event offers crafts in country setting KU oboe professor to give recital KU professor to sing solo in ‘Messiah’
Daily ticker
November 15, 2001
Possible Club 508 move draws neighborly praise
November 15, 2001
By Mark Fagan The owners of a controversial North Lawrence nightspot are considering plans to open up a similar business a few miles up the road. But whether they move Club 508 to the new, larger site the former home of Fifi’s Banquet Connection, 1350 N. Third St. remains up for debate.
Victoria’s Secret goes prime time
ABC embraces lingerie company’s fashion show for television viewers
November 15, 2001
As Victoria’s Secret marketing director, Ed Razek is responsible for the sexy commercials that have appeared on television for years and the fashion show that crashed a Web site. Yes, Razek said, he knows them all by name. Yes, they’re his friends. And yes, he gets to be with them at glamorous locations worldwide.