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U.N. hopes for speedily installing broad-based Afghan government on hold
November 17, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:04 p.m.) U.N. hopes for speedy action to install a broad-based government in Afghanistan are on hold because the victorious northern alliance doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to share power.
U.S. officials skeptical bin Laden has fled
November 17, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:08 p.m.) The Taliban may be trying to confuse U.S. efforts to locate Osama bin Laden by putting out conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the suspected terrorist, U.S. officials said.
Former Afghan president arrives in capital
Taliban confirm death of al-Qaida military chief
November 17, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 10:43 a.m.) Former president Burhanuddin Rabbani returned to his former capital Saturday, declaring himself the legitimate head of state despite promises to support the formation of a broad-based government. The Taliban said Osama bin Laden had left Afghanistan _ a claim met with skepticism by U.S. officials.
FSHS pitcher Peterson signs with Kansas
November 17, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Born and bred in Lawrence, Free State High senior Eric Peterson is fulfilling a lifelong dream to play baseball at Kansas University. Peterson, the ace of the Firebirds’ pitching staff, signed a national letter of intent on Friday with the Jayhawks.
Weddings
November 17, 2001
Weddings
November 17, 2001
Brockman-Todd Sarah Brockman, Shawnee, and Matthew Todd, Denver, were married July 14, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with Pastor Tom Melton and the Rev. H. Sharon Howell officiating.
Military news
November 17, 2001
Military news
November 17, 2001
Army Reserve Sgt. Christina Kulp is a civil affairs reservist who deployed to Kosovo for a six-month tour of duty. She is the daughter of Cheryl and Raymond Kulp, Lawrence, and a 1996 graduate of the Kansas University. Kulp is a civil affairs specialist with the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion in Belton, Mo. The civil affairs soldiers will serve as liaisons between the U.S. military and civilian authorities in Kosovo.
ISU Roster
November 17, 2001
Howard Hood
November 17, 2001
Gwendolyn Binns
November 17, 2001
Olathe Memorial services for Gwendolyn R. Binns, 78, Independence, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Community of Christ Church, Olathe. She was cremated. Mrs. Binns died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Independence, Mo., Regional Health Center.
Evelyn Pearson
November 17, 2001
Engagements
November 17, 2001
Engagements
November 17, 2001
Bellinger-Stockebrand David and JoEtta Bellinger, Oskaloosa, and Leo and Deeanna Stockebrand, Wichita, announce the engagement of their children, Brandi Jo Bellinger and Justin Roy Stockebrand, both of Wichita.
Club news
November 17, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s Nov. 7 game was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. Winners were Chuck Hedges and Yvonne Hedges, followed by Judy Bevan and John Gilbert. Bill Hamilton and Betty Spalsbury placed third, followed by Bebe Huxtable and Wanda Edmonds. Dorothy Arth and Frances Vogel placed third in the B session. Ann Thompson and Julie Ward won the C session, followed by Sara Jane Zimmerman and Michael Green.
Woods, Duval lagging
New Zealand duo in first place at Cup
November 17, 2001
For Tiger Woods and David Duval, defending the World Cup title they won last year in Argentina is becoming more complicated. Woods and Duval, four strokes back after the best-ball opening round, shot a 4-under 68 with seven birdies and three bogeys in the alternate-shot format Friday and now are five behind New Zealand’s Michael Campbell and David Smail.
Baker pummels Park, 85-64
November 17, 2001
Baker University’s women’s basketball team opened strong in its own tournament Friday with an 85-64 victory over Park University. The Wildcats shot 57 percent from the field compared to Park University’s 35 percent and hit 61 percent of their free throws.
Cowboys hang on to win opener - No. 18 Oklahoma State 69, Cincinnati 62
November 17, 2001
Victor Williams scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Maurice Baker had 16 points and nine rebounds, leading No. 18 Oklahoma State to a 69-62 victory over Cincinnati in the opener for both teams Friday night.
Wildcats nip Trojans - Kansas State 64, Troy State 60
November 17, 2001
Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge didn’t need to be convinced that his team should change its offensive scheme in its 64-60 win over Troy State on Friday. His team’s 22 turnovers and 10 offensive rebounds against a smaller Troy State team made the decision for him.
Baseball Briefs
November 17, 2001
Ripken, Watson become free agents Veteran Anderson released by Orioles Yankees GM Cashman rehired for three years Outfielder Rivera on waivers by Giants
Wall Street’s rally stalls amid profit taking
November 17, 2001
Investors opted for safety in lethargic stock trading Friday, locking in some recent profits and leaving prices barely changed. Analysts had expected a bigger downturn after a three-day rally in which the Dow Jones industrials climbed 318 points.
Expos making plans despite uncertainty
November 17, 2001
The Montreal Expos sent pitcher Matt Blank to Triple-A Ottawa on Friday and saw infielder Ryan Minor claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners. In a normal year, those would be unremarkable offseason transactions. But these are not normal times for the Expos.
Insurers want terror coverage cut from policies
November 17, 2001
Insurance companies are asking state regulators for permission to exclude terrorism coverage from policies next year. Many insurance contracts expire on Dec. 31, and insurers generally must give policyholders 30 or 45 days’ advance notice of cancellation or major changes in coverage.
Industrial activity plunges
Consumer prices dip providing silver lining
November 17, 2001
Aftershocks from the terror attacks helped to depress industrial activity in October for the 13th straight month, the longest stretch of declines since the Great Depression. All the economic weakness, however, had a silver lining: Consumer prices fell.
Judge orders Twins to stay
Team must play 2002 home schedule in Metrodome; owners to appeal
November 17, 2001
Baseball was barred from eliminating the Minnesota Twins next season when a judge on Friday ordered the team to play its 2002 home schedule in the Metrodome. Twins owner Carl Pohlad also was ordered not to sell the team unless the new owner agrees to have the team play its 2002 home schedule in the ballpark.
City hopes to entice regional travelers
November 17, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence hotels, restaurants and other businesses soon will get a chance to fight a slowdown in travel since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by joining forces for a marketing push in the Kansas City area.
Rahman expects knockout of Lewis
Challenger favored to win again in rematch of heavyweight title fight
November 17, 2001
Hasim Rahman sees himself hitting the jackpot again. Lennox Lewis believes he will reclaim the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles he lost on a one-punch knockout April 22 in South Africa.
Daily ticker
November 17, 2001
Solich says Huskers elite
Program never slipped, coach says
November 17, 2001
Nebraska coach Frank Solich disagrees when people say the Cornhuskers’ 11-0 start puts them back among the nation’s elite. As far as Solich is concerned, Nebraska never left. “If we did, we didn’t go very far,” the fourth-year coach said.
Sooners face challenge in Tech quarterback
November 17, 2001
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops should have a pretty good idea on how to slow down the high-octane aerial attack of Texas Tech. After all, both offenses were installed by the same man: Mike Leach, who became Tech’s coach two years ago after spending one season as Stoops’ offensive coordinator with the Sooners.
Bohl mum on coach search
Kansas athletics director says confidentiality important
November 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not even members of the Kansas University Athletics Corp. board are privy to the secretive behind-the-scenes search for a new football coach. Al Bohl, the Jayhawks’ athletics director, played it close to the vest during his report to the KUAC board at its regular November meeting on Friday afternoon at Parrott Complex.
Big Sky Conference suspends ref
November 17, 2001
The Big Sky Conference has suspended a referee for the remainder of the season for a wrong call that cost Idaho State a touchdown in its loss to Montana State last weekend. James Lenau blew an inadvertent whistle after Idaho State defensive end Jared Allen picked up a fumbled snap and returned it 99 yards.
UCLA-USC Showdown: Bruins’ Paus to play
DUI case discovered this week
November 17, 2001
UCLA quarterback Cory Paus will play against Southern California today despite facing four days in jail for driving under the influence of alcohol last summer.
Santa’s coming to town
But you don’t have to wait until then to get in the holiday mood
November 17, 2001
By Jan Biles The holiday season harkens, and the Lawrence community is gearing up to make this yuletide merry and bright. A bounty of music and arts events, a parade, Santa’s arrival, living nativities and other activities are sure to draw residents and out-of-towners to downtown Lawrence.
Notebook: Safety measures could be in store for pit road
November 17, 2001
Helmets for over-the-wall crewmen are only one of several safety improvements Ward Burton expects from NASCAR before next season. Burton’s car bumped together with Casey Atwood’s during Sunday’s race in Homestead, Fla., sending Burton’s Dodge into the parked car of Ricky Rudd and injuring three crewmen and a NASCAR official.
Regularly examining your pets can keep them healthy between veterinarian visits
November 17, 2001
They were slim times for a young veterinary student. Few things produced as much pleasure as time spent with my pets. On top of all the classroom hours, there were countless hours spent at home studying.
NAPA 500: Earnhardt takes pole
Martin second in qualifying at Atlanta Speedway
November 17, 2001
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still trying to prove to everyone, including himself, that he can be a legitimate championship contender in the near future. The third-generation NASCAR driver took a step in the right direction Friday, winning the pole for the NAPA 500 and giving himself and his team a big boost of confidence with just two races remaining in this season.
Minnesota governor shoots movie cameo on secret trip
November 17, 2001
The secret of Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s hush-hush trip last week is out. Ventura, a celebrity governor who likes to keep his hand in the entertainment world, traveled to southern California to film a cameo appearance in a movie titled “Master of Disguise,” a comedy starring Dana Carvey that is to be released next spring, according to a spokeswoman for Revolution Studios, the film’s producer.
Harry Potter’ writer granted unusual power
November 17, 2001
“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has cast a spell on Hollywood that rivals any wielded by the boy wizard. Authors are notoriously rebuffed by filmmakers and studio bosses eager to reshuffle storylines or change characters to fit their own creative or marketing vision.
Jayhawks arrive for week’s stay in Hawaii
November 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Thoughts of opening the college basketball season in Hawaii have helped Kansas University’s basketball players make it through a grueling month of preseason practices.
In the evolution of video consoles, game makers may hold survival key
November 17, 2001
Nintendo’s GameCube and Microsoft’s Xbox herald themselves as the latest in video game evolution. But many third-party game developers see the competition among the two new consoles and Sony’s year-old PlayStation2 as the real study in Darwinism and it is the game makers who may ultimately decide which consoles survive.
For smokers, breaking the habit requires immediate and lifelong changes
November 17, 2001
By Kim Hall More than 10 million Americans are expected to kick their smoking habit in conjunction with this month’s Great American Smokeout. Dr. Charles Yockey, a pulmonologist at Cotton-O’Neil Clinic in Lawrence, said most smokers must change their behaviors if they want to successfully quit.
Lawrence Briefs
November 17, 2001
Committee to discuss new KU library dean More floodplain rulings to be revealed Tuesday Sierra Club to discuss SLT wetlands route
Counselor named Master Teacher
November 17, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A Free State High School educator Friday was honored by the Lawrence public school district for her nurturing guidance of students. Sherry Slade, a guidance counselor in the Lawrence district for 24 years, was named the 2001-2002 Lawrence Master Teacher at an annual reception for district educators.
Herbal assistance
More people turn to natural remedies for health care
November 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig At one time, Adeta Allen of Lawrence took about 15 prescriptions to help treat high cholesterol, swelling in her feet and legs and other ailments. But a little more than a year ago, she stopped taking most of the medications, except a few for her heart, and switched to medicinal herbs.
Ho, hum: This Florida-Florida State game little different
November 17, 2001
The Florida game already? My, but time flies when you’re not playing for a national championship. And facing a possible thrashing from your hated archrival. Yet Florida State fans are not morose as they face today’s showdown with Florida in Gainesville.
Forget BCS, it’s rivalry week
From Apple Cup to Iron Bowl, college football pageantry on display
November 17, 2001
Bowl games and BCS computers take a backseat to braggin’ rights today whoa, Nellie! It’s rivalry week. From the Most Played Rivalry, to The Game and the Big Game, to the Apple Cup and the Iron Bowl, the best of college football’s pomp and pageantry will be on display.
Baylor has one last chance to break skid
Bears face struggling Oklahoma State today with opportunity to get first league win since 1998
November 17, 2001
For all his receptions and touchdowns, Reggie Newhouse has never experienced a Big 12 victory. Third-year Baylor coach Kevin Steele, the coach who recruited Newhouse, hasn’t won a conference game either.
KSU hopes to keep streak alive
Wildcats need to win out to go to ninth straight bowl game
November 17, 2001
Things weren’t supposed to be this way for Kansas State. Kansas State was supposed to meet Louisiana Tech as a Top 25 team, not a team one loss away from having a string of eight straight bowl appearances broken.
Senator regrets 11th-hour action
November 17, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, helped slip authorization for a proposed $15 million underground garage next to the Capitol into a bill on the last night of the last legislative session.
On the record
November 17, 2001
Area briefs
November 17, 2001
KU group to give winter coats free Arts and crafts sold by local artists today Singer, guitarist pair for West Side Folk show
Texas storm toll rises to 7
November 17, 2001
Residents used a break in rainy weather to repair storm-damaged homes Friday while rescuers found the body of a man whose car was swept into a raging, muddy creek, raising the toll to seven.
In couple’s killing, court keeps murder convictions, overturns other sentences
November 17, 2001
The state Supreme Court upheld the capital murder convictions of two men for killing a Dickinson County couple, but overturned their sentences for lesser charges. The seven-member court ruled Friday in separate appeals filed by Virgil S. Bradford and Robert L. Verge. Both decisions by Justice Edward Larson were unanimous.
Death by dragging draws two life terms
Carjacker’s actions killed 6-year-old
November 17, 2001
A man who dragged a 6-year-old Independence boy to his death during a carjacking was sentenced Friday to two life terms, plus an additional 22 years in prison. Jackson County Judge John O’Malley sentenced Kim Davis, 36, to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder conviction.
Football fan caused Atlanta airport delay
November 17, 2001
A football fan rushing to catch his flight ran past guards and through a passenger exit at the nation’s busiest airport Friday, forcing officials to halt flights and causing a ripple effect that slowed air traffic across the nation.
Motel robber sentenced to one-year probation
November 17, 2001
By Mike Belt One of four Topeka men charged last summer in the robbery of a Lawrence motel was granted probation Friday by a Douglas County district court judge. Theodore Redmond Jr., 43, was sentenced to one year of probation by Chief Judge Mike Malone. Redmond pleaded no contest Oct. 25 to a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft.
Bush welcomes turn of events
November 17, 2001
The Taliban are on the run. The United States and Russia agree to slash their nuclear arsenals. Aid workers jailed in Afghanistan are free. “We’ve got incredibly good news,” President Bush declared toward the end of a busy week.
Freed aid workers describe captivity
November 17, 2001
Two freshly scrubbed American women, their three-month Afghan captivity behind them, drew starkly divergent images Friday of their Taliban guards. The guards allowed them to pray and sing hymns in their Kabul jail cell, with some professing affection for the captives and promising to die protecting them.
Right to Know’ comes under attack
November 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis A federal law that lets the public know about hazardous chemicals in their communities may become a victim of the war on terrorism. Critics say terrorists could use information available under the “Right to Know” law to carry out a devastating chemical attack on Americans.
Commission to consider demolition moratorium
November 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis The residents of Old West Lawrence want their neighborhood rezoned to prevent the destruction of old homes. Now they’re getting a head start. The Lawrence City Commission is expected on Tuesday to approve a moratorium on demolition and building permits in the neighborhood until April 1 or the rezoning vote, whichever comes first.
Column offends
November 17, 2001
Ashcroft overreaches on authority
November 17, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald You’d think John Ashcroft would have better things to do than pick on sick people. I mean, what with anthrax in the mail and terrorists on the loose, I find it incredible that he has the time not to mention the inclination.
Panorama: Lawrence Municipal Stadium
November 17, 2001
Friends and neighbors
November 17, 2001
Orlando deals Outlaw to Phoenix
November 17, 2001
Phoenix acquired forward Bo Outlaw and a first-round draft pick from Orlando on Friday in a three-team deal also involving the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns sent guard-forward Jud Buechler to the Magic and guard Vinny Del Negro to the Clippers.
Briefly
November 17, 2001
WASHINGTON, D.c.: New anthrax letter found Washington, D.C.: First lady to give address on plight of Afghan women New York City: Algerian charged with aiding millennium plot on LAX Washington, D.C.: National Guard troops deployed around Capitol
Taliban confirm death of al-Qaida military chief
November 17, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 10:43 a.m.) Former president Burhanuddin Rabbani returned to his former capital Saturday, declaring himself the legitimate head of state despite promises to support the formation of a broad-based government. The Taliban said Osama bin Laden had left Afghanistan _ a claim met with skepticism by U.S. officials.
Bush welcomes turn of events
November 17, 2001
The Taliban are on the run. The United States and Russia agree to slash their nuclear arsenals. Aid workers jailed in Afghanistan are free. “We’ve got incredibly good news,” President Bush declared toward the end of a busy week.
comes under attack
November 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis A federal law that lets the public know about hazardous chemicals in their communities may become a victim of the war on terrorism. Critics say terrorists could use information available under the “Right to Know” law to carry out a devastating chemical attack on Americans.
Freed aid workers describe captivity
November 17, 2001
Two freshly scrubbed American women, their three-month Afghan captivity behind them, drew starkly divergent images Friday of their Taliban guards. The guards allowed them to pray and sing hymns in their Kabul jail cell, with some professing affection for the captives and promising to die protecting them.
Howard Hood
November 17, 2001
Funeral services for Howard Patrick Hood, 82, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hood died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Evelyn Pearson
November 17, 2001
Thedford, Neb. Services for Evelyn Twila Pearson, 77, Thedford, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Assembly of God Church, Thedford. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Thedford. Mrs. Pearson died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Pioneer Ridge Healthcare Center, Lawrence.
For smokers, breaking the habit requires immediate and lifelong changes
November 17, 2001
By Kim Hall More than 10 million Americans are expected to kick their smoking habit in conjunction with this month’s Great American Smokeout. Dr. Charles Yockey, a pulmonologist at Cotton-O’Neil Clinic in Lawrence, said most smokers must change their behaviors if they want to successfully quit.
Thanksgiving escapes commercial hype
November 17, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Once more, with emphasis: Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. Generations of merchant princes with dollar signs in their eyes have been unable to devise a means of commercializing Thanksgiving.
t have to wait until then to get in the holiday mood
November 17, 2001
By Jan Biles The holiday season harkens, and the Lawrence community is gearing up to make this yuletide merry and bright. A bounty of music and arts events, a parade, Santa’s arrival, living nativities and other activities are sure to draw residents and out-of-towners to downtown Lawrence.
Jayhawks claim 77-58 win over Grambling State
November 17, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kristin Geoffroy isn’t what you would call a typical center. At 6-foot-6, she’s almost always the tallest player on the court, but she’ll be the first to tell you that rebounding isn’t her game. Then again, offense hasn’t been her thing, either.
How you can help: Ballard Center hopes to spread holiday cheer
November 17, 2001
Agency: Ballard Community Center Address: 708 Elm St.
In the evolution of video consoles, game makers may hold survival key
November 17, 2001
Nintendo’s GameCube and Microsoft’s Xbox herald themselves as the latest in video game evolution. But many third-party game developers see the competition among the two new consoles and Sony’s year-old PlayStation2 as the real study in Darwinism and it is the game makers who may ultimately decide which consoles survive.
writer granted unusual power
November 17, 2001
“Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling has cast a spell on Hollywood that rivals any wielded by the boy wizard. Authors are notoriously rebuffed by filmmakers and studio bosses eager to reshuffle storylines or change characters to fit their own creative or marketing vision.
KU to battle Texas in home v-ball finale
November 17, 2001
Kansas University’s volleyball team will conclude its home season tonight hoping to win for the first time against Texas. Match time is 7 p.m. at the Horejsi Center. Texas (14-11 overall and 8-9 in the Big 12) has won all 14 previous matches against Kansas (15-13, 5-12).
Police Briefs
November 17, 2001
TV remote dispute leads to KU student’s arrest Police seek owner of confiscated books Fumes cause evacuation of judicial center Friday Newspapers stolen at Baker University
Immediate volunteer needs
November 17, 2001
Here are some other volunteer opportunites in Douglas County.
President to sign sweeping legislation in time for holidays
November 17, 2001
The most far-reaching aviation security bill in decades cleared Congress Friday and moved to the White House for President Bush’s signature. The compromise legislation, which adds new layers of protection at airports and on airplanes, passed the House by a 410-9 vote just hours after it was endorsed by the Senate on a voice vote.
Snyder finds niche on Kansas special teams
November 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling One carry for four yards does not a happy camper make, so Jeff Snyder had one foot out the door of the Kansas University football locker room. Snyder, a former All-Kaw Valley League tailback at Lansing High, was primed to transfer to St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth.
Jayhawks sign setter
November 17, 2001
Andi Rozum, a setter from Loveland, Colo., has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Kansas. Rozum was named all-state last season after leading the state of Colorado with an average of 1.8 service aces per game.
FSHS pitcher Peterson signs with Kansas
November 17, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Born and bred in Lawrence, Free State High senior Eric Peterson is fulfilling a lifelong dream to play baseball at Kansas University. Peterson, the ace of the Firebirds’ pitching staff, signed a national letter of intent on Friday with the Jayhawks.
Minnesota governor shoots movie cameo on secret trip
November 17, 2001
The secret of Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s hush-hush trip last week is out. Ventura, a celebrity governor who likes to keep his hand in the entertainment world, traveled to southern California to film a cameo appearance in a movie titled “Master of Disguise,” a comedy starring Dana Carvey that is to be released next spring, according to a spokeswoman for Revolution Studios, the film’s producer.
Society Calendar
November 17, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Around and about
November 17, 2001
Kristie and Jeff Hatfield, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Tucker John Hatfield, born Nov. 6, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Carolyn Lambert, Baldwin. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Mary Hatfield, Lawrence. Great-grandparents are Emma Morozzo, Lawrence, and Thelma Bright, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Iowa State clobbers Kansas, 49-7
November 17, 2001
Ennis Haywood, Iowa State, ran for 185 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cyclones over Kansas 49-7.
Top 25 Men: Hampton humbles Heels
November 17, 2001
North Carolina’s players sat in their new locker room, under a series of Final Four banners and tried to explain a season-opening loss to Hampton. That might have been more difficult than the game.
Briefcase
November 17, 2001
Treasury: War bonds to be issued to help in terrorism fight Merrill Lynch: Brokerage - 2,600 workers accepted buyout package Gift shop: M moves into downtown Aviation: Raytheon hires executive from within company
Prepare pet for baby, too
November 17, 2001
By Amy Tramill
KU cruises in opener
Jayhawks claim 77-58 win over Grambling State
November 17, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kristin Geoffroy isn’t what you would call a typical center. At 6-foot-6, she’s almost always the tallest player on the court, but she’ll be the first to tell you that rebounding isn’t her game. Then again, offense hasn’t been her thing, either.
Atkinson on verge
Senior linebacker needs one sack to set school standard
November 17, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Algie Atkinson has been counting down the number of sacks he needs to become Kansas University’s all-time leader like the seconds ticking away until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Now the Jayhawks’ senior strongside linebacker, who is a sack away from setting the record, hopes to make his mark during today’s Senior Day game against Iowa State.
West Wing’ lowers standards
November 17, 2001
By Peter A. Brown The Orlando Sentinel Movies and television have long sought to imitate reality. But among the more disturbing trends is the way Hollywood now seeks to influence our notion about what is real, if not plausible.
Plane’s breakup puzzles experts
November 17, 2001
Neither turbulence from another jet nor pressure placed on the rudder by a desperate pilot should have been enough to snap off the tail of Flight 587, aviation experts said Friday raising the prospect that something was wrong with the plane before it left the ground.
Convict receives 5-year probation for participation in research
November 17, 2001
A diabetic convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a traffic accident that killed a Nebraska couple has been placed on probation to undergo a potentially life-threatening experimental treatment for his disease.
Anti-terrorism moves concern left and right
November 17, 2001
A growing chorus on the left and the right is accusing the Bush administration of ignoring civil liberties while leaving the courts and Congress out in the cold as it aggressively pursues the war on terrorism.
Gwendolyn Binns
November 17, 2001
KU Med to resume heart transplants
November 17, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Reviving a heart transplant program is a good idea for the Kansas University Medical Center no matter the effect on other area hospitals, a Med Center official said Friday. The Med Center on Thursday received approval from the United Network of Organ Sharing’s board to resume heart transplants after a six-year hiatus.
Wizard film casts spell on city
November 17, 2001
By Mindie Paget Ten-year-old Chris Hinman was so bedazzled when he read the Harry Potter books that he started having dreams he could fly, just like the fictional child wizard. So he nearly flew out of his shoes Friday morning when his parents told him he’d be among the first to see “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the much-anticipated film version of author J.K. Rowling’s first novel.
Thanksgiving escapes commercial hype
November 17, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Once more, with emphasis: Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. Generations of merchant princes with dollar signs in their eyes have been unable to devise a means of commercializing Thanksgiving.
Aviation security bill goes to Bush
President to sign sweeping legislation in time for holidays
November 17, 2001
The most far-reaching aviation security bill in decades cleared Congress Friday and moved to the White House for President Bush’s signature. The compromise legislation, which adds new layers of protection at airports and on airplanes, passed the House by a 410-9 vote just hours after it was endorsed by the Senate on a voice vote.
How you can help: Ballard Center hopes to spread holiday cheer
November 17, 2001
Regularly examining your pets can keep them healthy between veterinarian visits
November 17, 2001
They were slim times for a young veterinary student. Few things produced as much pleasure as time spent with my pets. On top of all the classroom hours, there were countless hours spent at home studying.
Recreation Calendar
November 17, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
People
November 17, 2001
Glover pleads for bin Laden’s life Potter actor gets the jitters Bleeth faces cocaine charge
Failure not an option
November 17, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The American airline industry must rebound and persist because our system demands it. The airline industry in America and its connections to other nations must survive and prevail. There is no option.
Cyclones seek win for bowl eligibility
November 17, 2001
Iowa State needs to beat Kansas to guarantee its second straight winning season. The Cyclones are 5-4. While they can’t match last year’s 9-3 record, a victory Saturday would make them eligible for another bowl bid and soothe their fans a bit as well.
Panorama: Lawrence Municipal Stadium
November 17, 2001
The City of Lawrence acquired the land where Municipal Stadium stands at 11th and Delaware streets in 1949. The stadium was built and opened in the early 1950s, though it was never fully completed. The planned, sheltering overhang on the grandstand was never constucted. Municipal Stadium was Lawrence’s home for American Legion baseball from the early ‘50s until 1972 when league play relocated to new facilities at Holcom Park.
Anniversary
November 17, 2001
Carleton Lois and John Carleton Jr., Fayetteville, Ark., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.
Anti-terrorism moves concern left and right
November 17, 2001
A growing chorus on the left and the right is accusing the Bush administration of ignoring civil liberties while leaving the courts and Congress out in the cold as it aggressively pursues the war on terrorism.
Kansas athletics director says confidentiality important
November 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not even members of the Kansas University Athletics Corp. board are privy to the secretive behind-the-scenes search for a new football coach. Al Bohl, the Jayhawks’ athletics director, played it close to the vest during his report to the KUAC board at its regular November meeting on Friday afternoon at Parrott Complex.
lowers standards
November 17, 2001
By Peter A. Brown The Orlando Sentinel Movies and television have long sought to imitate reality. But among the more disturbing trends is the way Hollywood now seeks to influence our notion about what is real, if not plausible.
More people turn to natural remedies for health care
November 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig At one time, Adeta Allen of Lawrence took about 15 prescriptions to help treat high cholesterol, swelling in her feet and legs and other ailments. But a little more than a year ago, she stopped taking most of the medications, except a few for her heart, and switched to medicinal herbs.
KU football program has rough road
Several schools have achieved success on both gridiron, basketball court
November 17, 2001
By Bill Mayer One of the phoniest notions in sports is that a “basketball” school can’t become good in football, a la Kansas, while a “football” power, a la Kansas State, can’t be strong on the court.
Top 25 Women: Vols crush Chattanooga
November 17, 2001
Freshman Shyra Ely jumped right into the fray to help No. 2 Tennessee easily overcome the absence of its top scorer and dominant center. The 6-foot-2 former Indianapolis prep star had 16 points and six rebounds as the Vols opened the season Friday night with a 97-57 victory over Chattanooga.
Red Raiders roll in Knight’s Tech debut - Texas Tech 75, William & Mary 55
November 17, 2001
Bob Knight walked onto the court for his first game in 20 months biting his lip and looking down. He pulled up the right sleeve on his black sweater before tipoff, then stretched his arms in disgust after his team’s first possession.
NBA Roundup: Sixers soar over Hawks
November 17, 2001
Allen Iverson stood at the foul line, toyed with Jason Terry, drove past him and passed the ball behind the back of Atlanta forward Cal Bowdler to Dikembe Mutombo for an easy layup.
AFC West Report: Raiders ready for Chargers
San Diego much improved
November 17, 2001
Maybe someone else looked past the San Diego Chargers. Maybe another team looked at their 1-15 record in 2000 and asked, “How much better could they be?” Maybe that’s one reason San Diego is 5-4 and shares second place in the AFC West.
NFL Notebook: Weinke listed as probable
Sprained shoulder could cause problems vs. Niners
November 17, 2001
Chris Weinke has been practicing this week, but coach George Seifert still won’t say who will be the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s game against San Francisco.
National Geographic unveils cast of 40-foot ‘SuperCroc’
November 17, 2001
A replica of a 40-foot crocodile longer than a bus, with bone-crushing teeth and what its discoverer calls an “ambush lifestyle,” took up residence Friday at the National Geographic Society’s Explorers Hall.
Fueling a feud between coach, athletics director hurts university
November 17, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It seems some people mainly those outside the official Kansas University family are intent on fueling a feud between KU basketball coach Roy Williams and new KU Athletics Director Al Bohl.
Senior Capsules
November 17, 2001
Here’s a look at some of KU’s top seniors who will be honored today:
Around and about
November 17, 2001
Club news
November 17, 2001
NHL Roundup: Late goal boosts Blue Jackets past Mighty Ducks
November 17, 2001
For the second straight game, the Columbus Blue Jackets came back from a one-goal deficit to win with a late power-play goal. Grant Marshall scored a power-play goal with 5:38 left in the third as the Blue Jackets beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 3-2, Friday night, their second straight victory at home after starting the season 0-6-2 at home.
Disillusioned Pakistanis abandon Taliban
November 17, 2001
Pakistani holy warriors are deserting Taliban ranks and streaming home in large numbers, tribal leaders said Friday, while in the streets of Peshawar, portraits of Osama bin Laden go unsold.
Graves: Taxes, gambling may bridge budget shortfall
November 17, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Higher taxes and more gambling offer ways out of the state’s budget crisis, Gov. Bill Graves told top state officials Friday. In an hourlong talk with about 200 top state officials, Graves and his budget director, Duane Goossen, painted a bleak picture of the state budget caused by a slumping economy and increases in the number of people requiring social services.
Several schools have achieved success on both gridiron, basketball court
November 17, 2001
By Bill Mayer One of the phoniest notions in sports is that a “basketball” school can’t become good in football, a la Kansas, while a “football” power, a la Kansas State, can’t be strong on the court.
s stay in Hawaii
November 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Thoughts of opening the college basketball season in Hawaii have helped Kansas University’s basketball players make it through a grueling month of preseason practices.
Immediate volunteer needs
November 17, 2001
Here are some other volunteer opportunites in Douglas County.
Bin Laden aide believed dead
November 17, 2001
In twin blows to the Taliban and al-Qaida, the regime’s supreme leader was reported ready Friday to abandon his home base of Kandahar, and U.S. officials disclosed that Osama bin Laden’s military chief may have been killed.
Disillusioned Pakistanis abandon Taliban
November 17, 2001
Pakistani holy warriors are deserting Taliban ranks and streaming home in large numbers, tribal leaders said Friday, while in the streets of Peshawar, portraits of Osama bin Laden go unsold.
KU Roster
November 17, 2001
1 Harrison Hill, WR, 5-11, 200, Sr., Wichita 2 Byron Gasaway, WR, 6-4, 210, Jr., Grandview, Mo.
Local briefs
November 17, 2001
Kansas University: Teaching assistants council protests KU contract talks Members of Kansas University’s Graduate Teaching Assistants Council, including psychology GTA Michael Schmitt, left, picketed Friday outside Strong Hall. GTAC members said they were hoping to draw attention to their contract negotiations with the university, which began in September 2000. KU has offered a base salary of $7,000 for first-year instructors, half of the amount GTAC has requested. GTAC members took turns five at a time handing out fliers to passersby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Undergraduate students also organized a rally in support of the teaching assistants from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. __________________________ Jurisprudence: Supreme Court justice speaks to KU audience Kansas University students peppered Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with questions about student fees, restrictions on adult-oriented stores and more Friday. In his second and final day of appearances at KU, Scalia drew more than 300 people to Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. He indicated the student fee and adult store issues probably weren’t constitutional matters. He urged students to revere the U.S. Constitution and to read the Federalist Papers that explained its origins. “I want you to have the kind of veneration of the Constitution that Americans have traditionally had,” Scalia said. “We were not Americans until we had a Constitution. That’s what made us a country.” Scalia, 65, has been on the court since 1986. He is often considered one of the most conservative of the justices and is known for sharply worded opinions. __________________________ Fund Raising: Contributions coming in to United Way coffers Money continues to come in for the 2002 fund drive of the United Way of Douglas County. On Friday afternoon, the local agency had collected $925,125, said Jo Bryant, United Way’s executive director. The goal is to raise $1.462 million, a 3 percent increase over proceeds from the 2001 campaign. Although the active campaign concluded Friday, Bryant said the agency will continue to make follow-up calls to area businesses until January, when the campaign total will be announced. “We believe if people respond to our follow-up efforts, we’ll be able to reach our goal,” she said. __________________________ One killed in plane crash Spearville One person was killed Friday night when a single-engine plane crashed into a stubble field about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Spearville, the Ford County Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff Dean Bush said little was known about the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding the crash. He said the wreckage was scattered “over a pretty good area.” The sheriff said the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration office in Wichita had been notified of the crash. He expected FAA officials to arrive at the scene sometime today. The crash was reported about 7 p.m. The site is about 15 miles east of the Dodge City airport. __________________________ Residents learn more about election process Douglas County residents learned more about the election process at a forum Thursday night. Patty Jaimes, Douglas County clerk, was guest speaker at the forum, held at the Douglas County Courthouse. She explained election basics, such as how many ways voters can register, the difference between wards and precincts, how polling sites are set up, what happens on election night and how errors are spotted and corrected. Jaimes said a lot of high school students attended the forum, which was sponsored by the Lawrence/Douglas County League of Women Voters.
Failure not an option
November 17, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The American airline industry must rebound and persist because our system demands it. The airline industry in America and its connections to other nations must survive and prevail. There is no option.
Bin Laden aide believed dead
November 17, 2001
In twin blows to the Taliban and al-Qaida, the regime’s supreme leader was reported ready Friday to abandon his home base of Kandahar, and U.S. officials disclosed that Osama bin Laden’s military chief may have been killed.
Horoscopes
November 17, 2001
Prepare pet for baby, too
November 17, 2001
By Amy Tramill
Ashcroft overreaches on authority
November 17, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald You’d think John Ashcroft would have better things to do than pick on sick people. I mean, what with anthrax in the mail and terrorists on the loose, I find it incredible that he has the time not to mention the inclination.
Anniversary
November 17, 2001
Cal-Berkeley football job isn’t plum
Source of Bears’ gridiron ineptitude is entire athletics department, facilities, lack of commitment
November 17, 2001
Go ahead, blame Tom Holmoe. Blame Tom Holmoe for the worst season in Cal history. And while you’re at it, blame the injuries and the turnovers and the attitude and the departure of Andre Carter.
Hill finalists named
November 17, 2001
Curt Anes of Grand Valley State and Clarence Coleman of Ferris State were among nine finalists chosen Friday for the Harlon Hill Trophy honoring the top NCAA Div. II football player.
Briefly
November 17, 2001
WASHINGTON, D.c.: New anthrax letter found Washington, D.C.: First lady to give address on plight of Afghan women New York City: Algerian charged with aiding millennium plot on LAX Washington, D.C.: National Guard troops deployed around Capitol
People
November 17, 2001
Glover pleads for bin Laden’s life Potter actor gets the jitters Bleeth faces cocaine charge
U.S. officials skeptical bin Laden has fled
November 17, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:08 p.m.) The Taliban may be trying to confuse U.S. efforts to locate Osama bin Laden by putting out conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the suspected terrorist, U.S. officials said.
KU Roster
November 17, 2001
Senior linebacker needs one sack to set school standard
November 17, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Algie Atkinson has been counting down the number of sacks he needs to become Kansas University’s all-time leader like the seconds ticking away until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Now the Jayhawks’ senior strongside linebacker, who is a sack away from setting the record, hopes to make his mark during today’s Senior Day game against Iowa State.
U.N. hopes for speedily installing broad-based Afghan government on hold
November 17, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:04 p.m.) U.N. hopes for speedy action to install a broad-based government in Afghanistan are on hold because the victorious northern alliance doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to share power.
KU to battle Texas in home v-ball finale
November 17, 2001
Kansas University’s volleyball team will conclude its home season tonight hoping to win for the first time against Texas. Match time is 7 p.m. at the Horejsi Center. Texas (14-11 overall and 8-9 in the Big 12) has won all 14 previous matches against Kansas (15-13, 5-12).
Cyclones seek win for bowl eligibility
November 17, 2001
Iowa State needs to beat Kansas to guarantee its second straight winning season. The Cyclones are 5-4. While they can’t match last year’s 9-3 record, a victory Saturday would make them eligible for another bowl bid and soothe their fans a bit as well.
Jayhawks sign setter
November 17, 2001
Andi Rozum, a setter from Loveland, Colo., has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Kansas. Rozum was named all-state last season after leading the state of Colorado with an average of 1.8 service aces per game.
Snyder finds niche on Kansas special teams
November 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling One carry for four yards does not a happy camper make, so Jeff Snyder had one foot out the door of the Kansas University football locker room. Snyder, a former All-Kaw Valley League tailback at Lansing High, was primed to transfer to St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth.
ISU Roster
November 17, 2001
Senior Capsules
November 17, 2001
Here’s a look at some of KU’s top seniors who will be honored today: