Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2001

All stories

Conference on Afghanistan reconstruction to be held Nov. 27-29 in Islamabad
November 18, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 4:49 p.m.) An international conference to discuss a reconstruction program for Afghanistan will be held next week in Pakistan, World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Sunday.
Opposition alliance says Taliban offer to surrender key city
November 18, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 10:50 a.m.) Surrounded Taliban forces offered Sunday to surrender their last northern stronghold of Kunduz if Afghanistan’s opposition alliance pledged to spare the lives of foreign fighters among them, opposition commanders said.
ISU qualifies for bowl by smoking KU
November 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey Smoking is only allowed in designated areas at Memorial Stadium and the visitor’s locker room isn’t one of those places. But that didn’t deter one person associated with the Iowa State football program from lighting up a victory cigar.
Kansas done in by sorry second quarter
November 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Saying the second quarter has been unkind to Kansas University’s football team this season is like saying the Jayhawks have had a decent men’s basketball program over the years. Having already been outscored in the frame by a combined total of 114-44, KU watched in horror as Iowa State took hold during the second quarter of Saturday’s Senior Day game at Memorial Stadium and didn’t let go until the 49-7 victory was complete.
Arts notes
November 18, 2001
LCT plans auditions for French farce KU jazz groups unite for concert Local artist to exhibit works in rural Kansas Market helps artisans in other countries
Notebook
November 18, 2001
Kansas University’s committee searching for a successor to Terry Allen is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. today. The search committee also met last Sunday. KU athletics director Al Bohl has issued no timetable for hiring a new coach. Senior linebacker Marcus Rogers, KU’s leading tackler who twisted an ankle in last week’s Texas game, didn’t suit. Rogers was replaced by freshman Banks Floodman, who made his first career start. Both Rogers and Floodman stand 6-foot-2, but at 205 pounds Floodman is 30 pounds lighter than Rogers.
Dog, owner win national singing competition
November 18, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Ever met an adorable four-legged creature who likes to sing to Frank Sinatra tunes? Well, Buddy is one talented dog. The singing talents of Buddy and his owner Jason Purinton, Lawrence, recently paid off. Buddy is a 3-year-old Brittany spaniel- Shetland sheepdog-terrier mix.
Arts notes
November 18, 2001
LCT plans auditions for French farce KU jazz groups unite for concert Local artist to exhibit works in rural Kansas Market helps artisans in other countries
November 18, 2001
To the editor: I’m writing to express my opinion on the article in the Journal-World (Nov. 10) on school board members and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Any seat he wants
November 18, 2001
Capitalism still a useful system
November 18, 2001
By George Gurley My son-in-law, an Army helicopter pilot stationed in Germany, recently returned from an exercise in Poland with the report that capitalism is alive and flourishing there. “There’s a bar on every block,” he said.
Trading art is a family affair for the Veerkamps
Annual Bizarre Bazaar brings craftsmen, entertainers together under one roof
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles Artist Jennifer Veerkamp and her daughter, Mandolin Veerkamp, are ready to make a deal. You can have one of their dreamcatchers or crocheted garments in return for an original artwork or a specific service. “I traded one dreamcatcher for reflexology,” Jennifer said.
Experts share their top toy picks for family journeys
November 18, 2001
As any parent can tell you, children often get bored with new toys before you can say “sales receipt.” And when you still have hours of travel ahead of you, that low interest can lead to high anxiety for everyone.
Thanksgiving definitely changes with the times
November 18, 2001
By Calder Pickett Thanksgiving has changed. It’s changed from what it was when I was a boy, and it must be greatly changed from the age of “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go.”
Distract the ‘Are we there yet?’ crowd
Portable technology, games make it easier to entertain children on road trips
November 18, 2001
Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. It sounds so tranquil, doesn’t it? If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ll be going by car to visit family this holiday season, and chances are, you may have a couple of children along.
Thanksgiving definitely changes with the times
November 18, 2001
By Calder Pickett Thanksgiving has changed. It’s changed from what it was when I was a boy, and it must be greatly changed from the age of “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go.”
Check home safety with a youthful eye
November 18, 2001
By Carol Boncella On the energetic legs of a 2-year-old, my granddaughter runs, jumps and toddles with the best of them. Yet she often entices me into a game she calls “Let’s crawl.” The two of us get down on all fours and scramble across the living room floor.
Fashion briefs
November 18, 2001
Cinemax documentary looks at Versace’s death Designer pops the cork on T-shirt fashion Spring fashions already in bloom
Arts notes
November 18, 2001
Arts center mounts last show in current home Journal-World front page included in fund-raising book Comedy troupe gears up for yuletide show Works by JAMS artists on sale, show at Van Go
Bookstore
November 18, 2001
Hardcover fiction 1. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
Capitalism still a useful system
November 18, 2001
By George Gurley My son-in-law, an Army helicopter pilot stationed in Germany, recently returned from an exercise in Poland with the report that capitalism is alive and flourishing there. “There’s a bar on every block,” he said.
Nursing homes: a decision that’s never easy
November 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney For almost 30 years, Brandon Smith-Ziph has helped Kansans sort through the uncertainties of knowing when loved ones are too frail, too confused or too unsteady to live alone.
Deadly stretch of U.S. 169 seeing improvements
November 18, 2001
White wooden crosses alongside U.S. Highway 169 are stark reminders of why this two-lane stretch was dubbed Heartbreak Highway. For years, Miami County residents complained about the number of accidents and deaths on the 22-mile stretch from Osawatomie, past Paola to Johnson County near Spring Hill.
Demise of Twins would be travesty
For baseball, contraction not a bad idea just not in Minnesota
November 18, 2001
The press box was open air at the old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn., which meant it was sauna hot in the summertime. That was the bad news. The good news was that it didn’t take much effort for a couple of dehydrated baseball writers to lean out the window and page a nearby soda pop vendor, who could walk right up through the stands and lean into the press box.
Conference on Afghanistan reconstruction to be held Nov. 27-29 in Islamabad
November 18, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 4:49 p.m.) An international conference to discuss a reconstruction program for Afghanistan will be held next week in Pakistan, World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Sunday.
Talking turkeys
Mother, son spend days preparing for holiday rush
November 18, 2001
By Joy Ludwig They stay awake all night and eat cracked corn so they will be plump enough for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. During the day, this flock of broad-breasted white turkeys are a noisy bunch on the Otto Turkey Farm, about 3 miles southeast of Wellsville.
Bookstore
November 18, 2001
Comics rating system losing power
Marvel leads way to drop code as it ‘grows up with the rest of the country’
November 18, 2001
Spider-Man and Captain America came from a world where good always triumphed over evil, where battles were fought against space aliens or mutants. They seldom went near the nasty, seamy side of life.
Business briefs
November 18, 2001
Rural Baldwin man offers inexpensive hunts for quail, pheasant
November 18, 2001
By Ned Kehde Once upon a time, this was a quail hunter’s Avalon. Now all that’s left of those splendid days are the reveries of old men. Many of those hunters are too afflicted by the ravages of time to hunt anymore, and some are dead.
Rheta Pestinger
November 18, 2001
Services for Rheta J. Pestinger, 68, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced later by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Pestinger died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Experts share their top toy picks for family journeys
November 18, 2001
As any parent can tell you, children often get bored with new toys before you can say “sales receipt.” And when you still have hours of travel ahead of you, that low interest can lead to high anxiety for everyone.
returns to first love: Theodore Roosevelt
November 18, 2001
Biographer Edmund Morris feels quite comfortable at the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, a reconstructed brownstone off Fifth Avenue. He is looking about the large, oak-paneled library, where years ago he wrote much of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.”
Jayhawks rally, snap skid against UT with 4-game win
November 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey It was almost perfect for Molly LaMere. Kansas dropped the first volleyball game against Texas, uncharacteristically bounced back to win the next two and was four points away from taking a third game. These were the Longhorns, too, a team Kansas hadn’t beat in 14 previous chances. It was senior night, and LaMere, whose name is etched at or near the top of every assists record in KU volleyball history, is the only senior on the team.
Missouri deer season has record opening numbers
November 18, 2001
Missouri hunters bagged a record opening-weekend 116,553 deer on Nov. 10-11. The opening weekend harvest usually represents 50 to 60 percent of the season total. Based on that fact, the total kill during the November firearms deer season could top 230,000.
Squeeze of finger makes perfect strips
November 18, 2001
Necessity has long been known as the mother of invention. The need to make homemade wild game jerky easily has led an Emporia company to an invention that’s proving to be a hit with sportsmen.
Fashion briefs
November 18, 2001
Cinemax documentary looks at Versace’s death Designer pops the cork on T-shirt fashion Spring fashions already in bloom
ISU qualifies for bowl by smoking KU
November 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey Smoking is only allowed in designated areas at Memorial Stadium and the visitor’s locker room isn’t one of those places. But that didn’t deter one person associated with the Iowa State football program from lighting up a victory cigar.
Kansas done in by sorry second quarter
November 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Saying the second quarter has been unkind to Kansas University’s football team this season is like saying the Jayhawks have had a decent men’s basketball program over the years. Having already been outscored in the frame by a combined total of 114-44, KU watched in horror as Iowa State took hold during the second quarter of Saturday’s Senior Day game at Memorial Stadium and didn’t let go until the 49-7 victory was complete.
Anthrax scare closes Senate offices
November 18, 2001
Authorities closed two Senate office buildings Saturday and awaited test results from a letter suspected of containing anthrax that was sent to a senator. The discovery jolted Congress again just as threat from the deadly bacteria had seemed to recede. “It’s kind of chilling when you see your name on something like this,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, to whom the letter was addressed.
U.S. doubts claim bin Laden left country
November 18, 2001
In a convoy of vehicles with his picture plastered on the windshields, the Afghan president ousted five years ago by the Taliban returned Saturday to the capital to reclaim his post. His return raised worries about the effort to build a broad-based, post-Taliban government.
Investigators reveal terrorists among us
November 18, 2001
The largest criminal investigation in American history has exposed the rough outlines of at least a half-dozen centers of terrorist support on U.S. soil operating underground before the Sept. 11 suicide attacks, officials say.
s farewell letter discovered
November 18, 2001
U.S. investigators have discovered a wayward farewell letter in which suspected suicide hijacker Ziad Jarrah expressed conflicting thoughts and murky motives for his alleged role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Der Spiegel magazine reported Saturday.
Portable technology, games make it easier to entertain children on road trips
November 18, 2001
Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. It sounds so tranquil, doesn’t it? If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ll be going by car to visit family this holiday season, and chances are, you may have a couple of children along.
November 18, 2001
Spider-Man and Captain America came from a world where good always triumphed over evil, where battles were fought against space aliens or mutants. They seldom went near the nasty, seamy side of life.
Arts notes
November 18, 2001
Arts center mounts last show in current home Journal-World front page included in fund-raising book Comedy troupe gears up for yuletide show Works by JAMS artists on sale, show at Van Go
Ethnic Albanians embrace vote
November 18, 2001
Ethnic Albanians anxious to determine their own future mobbed polling stations Saturday to vote in the first provincewide elections since NATO and the United Nations broke Slobodan Milosevic’s grip on Kosovo.
Student art shines at Lawrence Arts Center
Arts Center hosts final show by students before moving to new facilities
November 18, 2001
By Michael Newman It’s the end of a long run. Now through the end of November, the Lawrence Arts Center is hosting the last exhibition of student or faculty artwork to be presented in the center’s longtime home at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Sierra Club joins SLT fight
Lawsuit not on the agenda, but may be used if necessary, group says
November 18, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club wants to keep the South Lawrence Trafficway out of the Baker Wetlands. Following a meeting Saturday of the 13-member executive committee, the Kansas Chapter announced it is committed to preserving the wetlands and will call upon the resources of the national Sierra Club to accomplish its goals.
Mural remembers Hughes, America
November 18, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Seven Lawrence High School art students are learning first-hand the values expressed in Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America be America Again.” The poem, which stresses the need of working together to protect freedom, is the inspiration for a joint mural project between the students and Lawrence artists David Loewenstein and Lora Jost.
Local briefs
November 18, 2001
HOPE Award presented at KU-Iowa State game Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway presented Craig Martin, Kansas University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, with the Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator award at Saturday’s football game against Iowa State. __________________________ Awards: KU professor wins award for American Indian leadership Cornel Pewewardy, assistant professor of education, has been named the second recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award for American Indian leadership at Kansas University. The award honors recipients for national leadership for American Indian people. Graduate students in KU’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program select recipients annually. Pewewardy also serves as an adjunct instructor for Haskell Indian Nations University’s American Indian Studies program. __________________________ Protests: Kansans join demonstration against School of Americas This weekend, about 10 Kansas University students and two Lawrence residents joined thousands of people to protest the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. The SOA is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers and was renamed last January as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Erin Harrington, 21, a KU junior from Frankfort, said this year would be her third trip to protest the school and take part in the vigil. __________________________ Habitat for Humanity Event to raise housing funds The Third Annual Habitat for Humanity Cabaret will be 2 p.m. today at West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road. The event will feature music by Don Mueller and his seven-piece singing group, ATTUNE, and music from the 1930s and ‘40s performed by Clyde Bysom and the Jazzhaus Big Band. Tickets priced at $10 are available at the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity office, 412 E. Ninth St., or at the door. Last year’s event raised nearly $6,000. Proceeds will be used to build Habitat housing in Douglas County. __________________________ Anthrax scares: Business is normal for KC post office Business returned to normal Friday at the postal facility closed for two weeks because anthrax was discovered there. The center is located in the Hunt Midwest underground office complex near Worlds of Fun. About 250 people were advised to take antibiotics as a precaution after the anthrax was discovered, but no one became ill. Two environmental samples taken from a trash can tested positive for anthrax. The trash contained discarded envelopes from a Washington postal facility that was contaminated with anthrax. __________________________ Low interest rates drain state treasury Low interest rates, a boon to home and car buyers, have meant a big drain on the state treasury, officials said. The state will earn about $37 million during the current fiscal year on investments of state general funds. That’s less than half the $80 million it earned in the last fiscal year, said Derl Treff, director of investments for the state Pooled Money Investment Board. The earnings dive and lower-than-expected tax collections, has put the state budget in a $113 million hole. The Pooled Money Investment Board invests in Treasury bills, highly rated securities and certificates of deposits. In the last fiscal year, the state earned 5.96 percent on general fund investments, according to the Kansas Legislative Research Department. The average rate of return forecast for the current fiscal year is 2.53 percent.
Money slips through fingers of top Tongans
November 18, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald I hate to give you something else to worry about, but you need to be aware of this situation in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Pilot of Enola Gay, B-29 aircraft used for first atomic bomb, visits Wichita
November 18, 2001
For Paul Tibbets, a weekend visit to Wichita brought him back to the city where he first was introduced to the B-29, the World War II aircraft used to drop the first atomic bomb. Tibbets, a retired brigadier general who flew the plane, was making an appearance Saturday at the Kansas Aviation Museum, where Wichita Mayor Bob Knight gave him a special award.
Visa violations put 29 Israelis in INS custody
November 18, 2001
Visa violations have landed 29 Israeli citizens in the custody of the immigration services office in Kansas City. They are part of a larger group of Israelis detained nationwide since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Anthrax scare closes Senate offices
November 18, 2001
Authorities closed two Senate office buildings Saturday and awaited test results from a letter suspected of containing anthrax that was sent to a senator. The discovery jolted Congress again just as threat from the deadly bacteria had seemed to recede. “It’s kind of chilling when you see your name on something like this,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, to whom the letter was addressed.
Suspected hijacker’s farewell letter discovered
November 18, 2001
U.S. investigators have discovered a wayward farewell letter in which suspected suicide hijacker Ziad Jarrah expressed conflicting thoughts and murky motives for his alleged role in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Der Spiegel magazine reported Saturday.
Today’s fashions: Everything old is new again
November 18, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff My lifelong hobby of shopping for clothes hasn’t been much fun lately. Why? Because I am a firm believer that any woman who was forced to wear the ugly fashions of the 1970s DURING the 1970s shouldn’t have to repeat the experience 25 years later. Been there. Done that.
First lady blasts Taliban’s treatment of women, children
November 18, 2001
First lady Laura Bush cast the war on terrorism as “a fight for the rights and dignity of women” and urged worldwide condemnation of the Taliban’s harsh policies toward women.
Gamebird preserve booming
Rural Baldwin man offers inexpensive hunts for quail, pheasant
November 18, 2001
By Ned Kehde Once upon a time, this was a quail hunter’s Avalon. Now all that’s left of those splendid days are the reveries of old men. Many of those hunters are too afflicted by the ravages of time to hunt anymore, and some are dead.
API Foils still shines
Lawrence plant rolls along in economic slowdown
November 18, 2001
By Mark Fagan In a room inside a vacuum-controlled building in southeast Lawrence, Mike Flory is busy spinning 21 coils of aluminum wire into more than 2,000 pounds of gold. First he vaporizes drops of molten aluminum at 1,600 degrees Celsius, blasting them into particles immediately drawn to a turning roll of polyester film kept relatively cool at 25 degrees, just four inches away.
Financing will cost automakers, analysts say
November 18, 2001
The 0 percent financing that has lured buyers by the thousands to new car lots has accomplished automakers’ goal of a short-term sales boom and might have inflicted some longer-term damage: millions of dollars in lost profits and sales next year.
Top 25 Roundup: Hurricanes hammer Syracuse, 59-0
November 18, 2001
Ken Dorsey woke up early all week, trying to figure what caused him to throw a career-high four interceptions and how No. 1 Miami nearly lost to Boston College. Dorsey found plenty of problems. He also found all the fixes.
The Motley Fool
November 18, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Common 401(k) mistakes Is this Bud for you? Up, up and away
It’s child’s play
Check home safety with a youthful eye
November 18, 2001
By Carol Boncella On the energetic legs of a 2-year-old, my granddaughter runs, jumps and toddles with the best of them. Yet she often entices me into a game she calls “Let’s crawl.” The two of us get down on all fours and scramble across the living room floor.
Under God’
November 18, 2001
A thorough review makes it childproof
November 18, 2001
A room-by-room analysis of your home is a practical way to childproof it.
Harry Potter vs. Frodo: How two heroes compare
November 18, 2001
Harry Potter and Frodo of “The Lord of the Rings” will be dueling for box-office dollars in two of the holiday season’s biggest fantasy flicks. Here’s how the two stack up.
Platters serve special purpose at holidays
November 18, 2001
Thanksgiving became a legal holiday because of Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book.” For 17 years, she urged the United States to have a national day of thanksgiving. President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation in 1863. Hale not only wrote letters about the possible holiday, but she also filled her magazine with recipes and games to help celebrate the day.
Del Fambrough
November 18, 2001
Services for Del Fambrough, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church. Inurnment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Fambrough died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at her home.
People
November 18, 2001
Hootie lends helping hand Dead Man Walking’ author makes death penalty prediction Pop star puts out Marley tribute
Arts notes
November 18, 2001
Quintet to perform chamber music concert Wichita native to talk about his sculptures Mural to reflect themes of Hughes poems
Harvard professor contributes to hip-hop with his own CD
November 18, 2001
Cornel West isn’t the typical rapper, as the audience who gathered at Harvard University to hear his hip-hop debut knows well. A prominent professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Harvard, West recently released his first album, “Sketches of My Culture,” a mixture of rap and spoken word.
s fashions: Everything old is new again
November 18, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff My lifelong hobby of shopping for clothes hasn’t been much fun lately. Why? Because I am a firm believer that any woman who was forced to wear the ugly fashions of the 1970s DURING the 1970s shouldn’t have to repeat the experience 25 years later. Been there. Done that.
Artist recovers from stroke, loss of work during attacks
November 18, 2001
Among the moneyed and powerful, Raymond Whyte’s paintings were a favorite for the exquisite detail that flowed from his steady hand for more than half a century. Among the fans was B. Gerald Cantor, founder of the Cantor Fitzgerald investment company, who adorned his firm’s headquarters on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center with several of Whyte’s paintings.
Mild weather may leave plants vulnerable
November 18, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Although the warm temperatures of November have been great for tasks such as raking leaves and planting spring-flowering bulbs, they could spell trouble for landscape plants. Warm temperatures have slowed the “hardening-off” process, making trees, shrubs and flowers prone to freeze damage.
Finding your way through choosing a nursing home
November 18, 2001
For most people, nursing homes are like black boxes. You can’t tell what’s inside, and they all seem alike. But there are important differences, and it’s not that hard for a shopper to tease those out to make an informed and thoughtful choice.
A thorough review makes it childproof
November 18, 2001
A room-by-room analysis of your home is a practical way to childproof it.
KU alumna to deliver leadership lecture
November 18, 2001
A noted mystery writer and Kansas University alumna will speak at Kansas University Dec. 3. Sara Paretsky will deliver the inaugural Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Hayes deserves win in finale
November 18, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Back in the mid-1960s, following a particularly galling Kansas University football performance, head coach Jack Mitchell complained to the media that his players had played so poorly they had disgraced their pioneer forefathers.
success
November 18, 2001
North to south, east to west, the Kansas upland bird season evolved as predicted by Wildlife and Parks biologists. In the northwest, supervisor Jerry Bump described the opener as “about like the prediction.”
Pledge applause
November 18, 2001
To the editor: I am responding to the Journal-World article that appeared Saturday, Nov. 10 regarding the Lawrence school board’s debate on the Pledge of Allegiance.
Arts Center hosts final show by students before moving to new facilities
November 18, 2001
By Michael Newman It’s the end of a long run. Now through the end of November, the Lawrence Arts Center is hosting the last exhibition of student or faculty artwork to be presented in the center’s longtime home at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Iowa State plays like powerhouse
November 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There’s been a lot of talk this season about Kansas University’s brutal football schedule, which has included traditional powerhouses like UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.
New York City subways test negative for anthrax
November 18, 2001
Tests for anthrax in the city subway system turned out negative, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced Saturday. The tests were conducted after the mysterious inhalation anthrax death of a hospital worker last month raised fears that the bacteria had spread beyond the mail, media outlets and government buildings.
s treatment of women, children
November 18, 2001
First lady Laura Bush cast the war on terrorism as “a fight for the rights and dignity of women” and urged worldwide condemnation of the Taliban’s harsh policies toward women.
Corrections
November 18, 2001
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
t be kept in a box
November 18, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The liberation of most of Afghanistan’s cities throws the door open on the Taliban’s reign of terror and misogyny. There is no shame in the fact that American bombs and commandos helped free Kabul from these bearded fanatics.
Visa violations put 29 Israelis in INS custody
November 18, 2001
Visa violations have landed 29 Israeli citizens in the custody of the immigration services office in Kansas City. They are part of a larger group of Israelis detained nationwide since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Opposition alliance says Taliban offer to surrender key city
November 18, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 10:50 a.m.) Surrounded Taliban forces offered Sunday to surrender their last northern stronghold of Kunduz if Afghanistan’s opposition alliance pledged to spare the lives of foreign fighters among them, opposition commanders said.
use song to explore unrealized expectations of characters
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles The new Black Box Theatre in Murphy Hall was broken in right Friday night with two one-act operas that turn a critical eye on society while showing off the growing talent of the Kansas University opera program.
Play opens door to talk about sexuality, abuse
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles A love of theater and a desire to make a difference are driving a group of Lawrence teens to stage a play that addresses the issues of adolescent sexuality, sexual abuse and misuse of power in relationships.
Annual Bizarre Bazaar brings craftsmen, entertainers together under one roof
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles Artist Jennifer Veerkamp and her daughter, Mandolin Veerkamp, are ready to make a deal. You can have one of their dreamcatchers or crocheted garments in return for an original artwork or a specific service. “I traded one dreamcatcher for reflexology,” Jennifer said.
Tai chi can boost fitness and offer arthritis relief
November 18, 2001
I hear a lot about tai chi and how good it can be for arthritis sufferers. What is it? I don’t have too much trouble from arthritis, Would it still be helpful to me?
ready to compete
November 18, 2001
If we ever needed a little fantasy in our lives, now’s the time. Excitement over “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and the first installment of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy has reached a pitch usually reserved for new “Star Wars” or Stanley Kubrick films.
s never easy
November 18, 2001
By Dave Ranney For almost 30 years, Brandon Smith-Ziph has helped Kansans sort through the uncertainties of knowing when loved ones are too frail, too confused or too unsteady to live alone.
Medical treatment and transportation lets seniors remain independent longer
November 18, 2001
Lillian Morris hasn’t always had an easy time of it. She battled through anemia, a stroke about 10 years ago and more recently, two broken hips. But this much she knew: She had lived on the same patch of family land in south St. Louis since 1939, at times confined to bed or a wheelchair, and she was not about to give it up to move into a nursing home.
Nursing homes are last stop for most Americans
November 18, 2001
“Putting my mother in a nursing home was the hardest decision I ever made. Ever,” said Cynthia Cooper, recalling the day just over 3 years ago when she knew her mother could never return home.
Mother, son spend days preparing for holiday rush
November 18, 2001
By Joy Ludwig They stay awake all night and eat cracked corn so they will be plump enough for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. During the day, this flock of broad-breasted white turkeys are a noisy bunch on the Otto Turkey Farm, about 3 miles southeast of Wellsville.
Briefly
November 18, 2001
Florida : Nuclear officials deny threats to power plants New York: L.A. firefighters donate $2.25 million to NYFD Los Angeles: Bombings weigh heavily on Muslims in holy month Ottawa: Finance ministers agree to adopt U.N. resolutions
Briefly
November 18, 2001
Florida : Nuclear officials deny threats to power plants New York: L.A. firefighters donate $2.25 million to NYFD Los Angeles: Bombings weigh heavily on Muslims in holy month Ottawa: Finance ministers agree to adopt U.N. resolutions
No. 9 Hawkeyes hold off Louisiana Tech, 75-67
November 18, 2001
Iowa coach Steve Alford thinks seniors should know better. Alford blamed his veterans for failing to assert themselves at the end of the game as No. 9 Iowa held on in the final five minutes to beat Louisiana Tech 75-67 on Saturday night.
Former leader of Afghanistan back in Kabul
U.S. doubts claim bin Laden left country
November 18, 2001
In a convoy of vehicles with his picture plastered on the windshields, the Afghan president ousted five years ago by the Taliban returned Saturday to the capital to reclaim his post. His return raised worries about the effort to build a broad-based, post-Taliban government.
Investigators reveal terrorists among us
November 18, 2001
The largest criminal investigation in American history has exposed the rough outlines of at least a half-dozen centers of terrorist support on U.S. soil operating underground before the Sept. 11 suicide attacks, officials say.
Arizona trips Longhorns
Wildcats win, 88-74, to improve to 3-0
November 18, 2001
Three games into the season, the Arizona Wildcats are proving they’re definitely a Top 25 team. Unranked in the preseason for the first time since the 1995-96 season, the Wildcats won their third straight over a ranked opponent with an 88-74 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday night.
Top 25 Women: Sooners smack Oral Roberts, 73-38
November 18, 2001
Stacey Dales scored 16 points as No. 4 Oklahoma cruised to a 73-38 victory over Oral Roberts in the Bertha Teague Classic on Saturday night. Caton Hill added 12 points, and Rosalind Ross 10 for the Sooners, who came up with 31 turnovers, 18 of them steals.
Harry Potter vs. Frodo: How two heroes compare
November 18, 2001
Harry Potter and Frodo of “The Lord of the Rings” will be dueling for box-office dollars in two of the holiday season’s biggest fantasy flicks. Here’s how the two stack up.
NHL Roundup: Flyers dump New Jersey, 3-1
November 18, 2001
Simon Gagne scored the go-ahead goal 41 seconds into the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the slumping New Jersey Devils 3-1 Saturday. Roman Cechmanek, who has been battling the flu, made 33 saves as the Flyers won for the fourth time in their last five games.
Alternatives to nursing homes offer smorgasbord of long-term care
November 18, 2001
Just 10 years ago, if you were old and frail and couldn’t get by without help, chances were you would end up in a nursing home whether or not you really needed that level of care. That world is gone.
Nursing homes are last stop for most Americans
November 18, 2001
“Putting my mother in a nursing home was the hardest decision I ever made. Ever,” said Cynthia Cooper, recalling the day just over 3 years ago when she knew her mother could never return home.
Finding your way through choosing a nursing home
November 18, 2001
For most people, nursing homes are like black boxes. You can’t tell what’s inside, and they all seem alike. But there are important differences, and it’s not that hard for a shopper to tease those out to make an informed and thoughtful choice.
Defending champ Duke class of classy Maui Invitational field
November 18, 2001
By Gary Bedore Is it Duke and the seven dwarfs at this week’s Maui Invitational? That’s the national consensus as the defending national champion Blue Devils, tabbed No. 1 in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls, are expected to shrug off the loss of All-American Shane Battier and blaze not only to the Maui crown, but a repeat NCAA title in 2002.
KU blown away again - Cyclones 49, Jayhawks 7
Iowa State plays like powerhouse
November 18, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There’s been a lot of talk this season about Kansas University’s brutal football schedule, which has included traditional powerhouses like UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.
Family of train victim searches for answers
November 18, 2001
By Mike Belt Everyone agrees that Joe Pfeifer was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Lawrence shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 9. What remains unsettled in the minds of his friends and family is how Pfeifer came to be lying across the tracks in the train’s path. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, this is how it happened.
Cuba OKs historic delivery
November 18, 2001
The first American food sales to Cuba in four decades came closer to reality early Saturday when President Fidel Castro said the products could be transported to the communist island in boats from the United States or other countries.
Artist recovers from stroke, loss of work during attacks
November 18, 2001
Among the moneyed and powerful, Raymond Whyte’s paintings were a favorite for the exquisite detail that flowed from his steady hand for more than half a century. Among the fans was B. Gerald Cantor, founder of the Cantor Fitzgerald investment company, who adorned his firm’s headquarters on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center with several of Whyte’s paintings.
Educators pay tribute to most memorable teachers
November 18, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Ellsworth High School’s Ester Errebo was frequently unpleasant to be around. And she was Judy Juneau’s favorite teacher. “She wasn’t the warm, fuzzy person that people talk about in stories about teachers who made a difference in their life,” said Juneau, principal of Lawrence Alternative High School.
Blaze destroys mobile home
Lawrence resident wakes to find home on fire; cause under investigation
November 18, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Lawrence man lost his home Saturday, days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Jerry Deshazer, 56, woke from a nap Saturday afternoon to find his mobile home filled with thick smoke. He stumbled to the door, went outside, and was able to turn the gas off before flames erupted from the house.
Area briefs
November 18, 2001
Hall Center unveils Web site Show, sale features crafts
Good job,’ testers tell Wolf Creek
November 18, 2001
Federal inspectors praised Wolf Creek nuclear power plant, along with state and local officials, for their response during a two-day accident simulation there.
Nine people dead as storms leave Texas and head north
November 18, 2001
Rainfall eased Saturday in much of Texas following a torrential storm that flooded homes, swept away cars and killed nine people. Some people told of spending hours clinging to trees and praying for rescue.
On the record
November 18, 2001
Terrorists can’t be kept in a box
November 18, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The liberation of most of Afghanistan’s cities throws the door open on the Taliban’s reign of terror and misogyny. There is no shame in the fact that American bombs and commandos helped free Kabul from these bearded fanatics.
NBA Roundup: Memphis logs first win
Grizzlies make Cleveland first victim, 98-93
November 18, 2001
The Memphis Grizzlies finally had a reason to celebrate. Stromile Swift scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night to lead the Grizzlies to their first victory of the season, 98-93 over Cleveland.
Jordan made right move but with wrong team
November 18, 2001
So far, all is as expected on the comeback tour. Michael Jordan scores a lot; the Wizards lose a lot. Those who criticized Jordan’s decision to return deserve censure; he has been as good as any guard in the league (even if he insists on playing forward).
Israel pulling out of West Bank town
November 18, 2001
Israeli troops withdrew from the West Bank town of Tulkarem on Saturday, the army said, the latest in a series of pullbacks from six towns the military entered last month, drawing U.S. complaints.
Teens taking message to peers
Play opens door to talk about sexuality, abuse
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles A love of theater and a desire to make a difference are driving a group of Lawrence teens to stage a play that addresses the issues of adolescent sexuality, sexual abuse and misuse of power in relationships.
New York City subways test negative for anthrax
November 18, 2001
Tests for anthrax in the city subway system turned out negative, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced Saturday. The tests were conducted after the mysterious inhalation anthrax death of a hospital worker last month raised fears that the bacteria had spread beyond the mail, media outlets and government buildings.
Nelson lawyers want jury dismissed
Defense also wants change of venue after coverage of suicide attempt
November 18, 2001
Lawyers for the man who pleaded guilty to killing a 10-year-old Kansas girl want the judge to dismiss the jury picked for the penalty trial and to move it out of western Missouri. The jury was picked earlier this week, and the trial to determine whether Keith Nelson should die or spend the rest of his life in prison will start Monday in U.S. District Court.
Big XII Roundup: Sooners closing in on South division title
November 18, 2001
The Oklahoma Sooners know that before they can defend their national title, they first must repeat as winners of the Big 12. And they can’t do that without winning the Big 12 South.
Potter smashes box-office record
November 18, 2001
Harry Potter and his flying broomstick are sweeping away box-office records. The first big-screen adventure of the boy wizard, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” grossed $31.3 million in its debut Friday, the highest single-day take ever, according to distributor Warner Bros.
Briefcase
November 18, 2001
Lawrence native brings ‘Frosty’ to life in stores Retail: Fraud training seminar set for area merchants Motley Fool: Name that company
Harvard professor contributes to hip-hop with his own CD
November 18, 2001
Cornel West isn’t the typical rapper, as the audience who gathered at Harvard University to hear his hip-hop debut knows well. A prominent professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Harvard, West recently released his first album, “Sketches of My Culture,” a mixture of rap and spoken word.
Ecology prof gets HOPE Award
November 18, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Craig Martin’s heart was beating fast when his name was announced as this year’s winner of the Honor for the Outstanding Progressive Educator Award. “I’ve been on the football field before, but this was intense,” he said. “My dad even came to the game and is in the stands watching. I’m pretty blown away.”
Refugees struggle with new set of rules
November 18, 2001
A federal decision to suspend admission of refugees into the country is not just hurting efforts of area refugees to bring family members into the country. It also hurts resettlement agencies.
Fund-raiser makes $5,000 for center
November 18, 2001
A fund-raiser last weekend raised more than $5,000 for the Community Drop-In Center, said Teresa Thompson, chairwoman of the board of directors. bout 150 people attended the fund-raiser at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Tickets were $25, and local restaurants and bakeries donated chocolate creations, gourmet coffees and teas.
Turning readers on to Teddy
Notorious author of ‘Dutch’ returns to first love: Theodore Roosevelt
November 18, 2001
Biographer Edmund Morris feels quite comfortable at the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, a reconstructed brownstone off Fifth Avenue. He is looking about the large, oak-paneled library, where years ago he wrote much of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.”
Clash of the fantasy titans
Harry Potter,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ ready to compete
November 18, 2001
If we ever needed a little fantasy in our lives, now’s the time. Excitement over “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and the first installment of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy has reached a pitch usually reserved for new “Star Wars” or Stanley Kubrick films.
School board to vote on closings
November 18, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Jack Davidson will have another opportunity to register his opposition about closing Grant School. Davidson said he planned to vote “no” on final action of a boundary change that will result in Grant’s children being sent to Woodlawn School in 2002-2003.
Rheta Pestinger
November 18, 2001
Judge acquits former Nichols attorney
November 18, 2001
Former J.C. Nichols Co. attorney Charles Schleicher was acquitted of racketeering and fraud charges after a federal judge found insufficient evidence for a conviction. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith’s ruling Friday brought an abrupt end to a three-week trial that was expected to continue for at least two more weeks.
One-act operas highlight talent of KU program
Period pieces’ use song to explore unrealized expectations of characters
November 18, 2001
By Jan Biles The new Black Box Theatre in Murphy Hall was broken in right Friday night with two one-act operas that turn a critical eye on society while showing off the growing talent of the Kansas University opera program.
Northeast Kansas bird season opens with ‘very poor’ success
November 18, 2001
North to south, east to west, the Kansas upland bird season evolved as predicted by Wildlife and Parks biologists. In the northwest, supervisor Jerry Bump described the opener as “about like the prediction.”
Emporia company offers Jerky Shooter
Squeeze of finger makes perfect strips
November 18, 2001
Necessity has long been known as the mother of invention. The need to make homemade wild game jerky easily has led an Emporia company to an invention that’s proving to be a hit with sportsmen.
Missouri deer season has record opening numbers
November 18, 2001
Missouri hunters bagged a record opening-weekend 116,553 deer on Nov. 10-11. The opening weekend harvest usually represents 50 to 60 percent of the season total. Based on that fact, the total kill during the November firearms deer season could top 230,000.
Olathe North captures 6A title
Mack rushes for 171 yards in 21-7 victory
November 18, 2001
Senior Maurice Mack rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns and Olathe North surrendered just 51 yards as the Eagles defeated Manhattan 21-7 Saturday at Welch Stadium for their fifth Class 6A championship in six years.
Haskell women win
November 18, 2001
Kateri Schaaf and Charlotte Salabiye each scored 13 points as Haskell Indian Nations University pounded Dana College, 68-52, in women’s college basketball on Saturday. Haskell (4-3) shot 47 percent from the field. HINU will play host to Avila on Wednesday.
Platters serve special purpose at holidays
November 18, 2001
Thanksgiving became a legal holiday because of Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book.” For 17 years, she urged the United States to have a national day of thanksgiving. President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation in 1863. Hale not only wrote letters about the possible holiday, but she also filled her magazine with recipes and games to help celebrate the day.
BU women roll
November 18, 2001
Gayla Brown scored 19 points and Maggie Braun 10 to lead Baker University (4-1) to a 75-64 women’s basketball victory over Ottawa on Saturday. Angie Bandstra scored 19 points to pace Ottawa (0-4). Angela Harger chipped in 11 points for the Braves.
Notre Dame sinks Navy
November 18, 2001
Terrance Howard scored two touchdowns and Notre Dame held off winless Navy 34-16 Saturday to extend its NCAA-record winning streak over the Midshipmen to 38 games. Navy managed to stay close until Julius Jones ran untouched for a 44-yard touchdown to open a 31-16 lead with 12:10 left in the game.
Low interest rates give investors reasons to reconsider
November 18, 2001
By Jeff Brown Anyone thinking of buying a home or refinancing should be thrilled that mortgages hit 30-year lows this month. And if you want a new car, what could be better than a 0 percent loan?
Comparison shopping for financing deals
November 18, 2001
A look at the difference in monthly payments and total cost of a vehicle, comparing 0 percent financing over 36 months with other offers.
Egregious exemption
November 18, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Use of the 5-acre exemption for residential development in the county should have been curtailed long ago. Douglas County commissioners should take a careful look at the so-called 5-acre exemption not only in the area south of Lawrence but throughout the county.
Balloting bill deserves to pass
November 18, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group If necessity is the mother of invention, calamity is not uncommonly the source of legislation. The inspiration for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the bloodshed at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, when the Selma-to-Montgomery marchers were beaten for protesting blacks’ exclusion from the registration rolls.
Lewis reclaims championship
Rahman tumbles in fourth round of heavyweight title fight
November 18, 2001
Lennox Lewis said it wasn’t possible for him to lose a second time to Hasim Rahman, and he was right. Lewis regained the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles on a fourth-round knockout of Rahman on Saturday night.
Campanile history
November 18, 2001
Living wage
November 18, 2001
PACE gives elderly care alternatives
Medical treatment and transportation lets seniors remain independent longer
November 18, 2001
Lillian Morris hasn’t always had an easy time of it. She battled through anemia, a stroke about 10 years ago and more recently, two broken hips. But this much she knew: She had lived on the same patch of family land in south St. Louis since 1939, at times confined to bed or a wheelchair, and she was not about to give it up to move into a nursing home.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 18, 2001
Tai chi can boost fitness and offer arthritis relief
November 18, 2001
I hear a lot about tai chi and how good it can be for arthritis sufferers. What is it? I don’t have too much trouble from arthritis, Would it still be helpful to me?
Mild weather may leave plants vulnerable
November 18, 2001
By Bruce Chladny Although the warm temperatures of November have been great for tasks such as raking leaves and planting spring-flowering bulbs, they could spell trouble for landscape plants. Warm temperatures have slowed the “hardening-off” process, making trees, shrubs and flowers prone to freeze damage.
Del Fambrough
November 18, 2001
Richard Plamann
November 18, 2001
KU alumna to deliver leadership lecture
November 18, 2001
A noted mystery writer and Kansas University alumna will speak at Kansas University Dec. 3. Sara Paretsky will deliver the inaugural Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Lawrence Commuter report
November 18, 2001
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence Commuter report
November 18, 2001
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Notebook
November 18, 2001
Pledge applause
November 18, 2001
Richard Plamann
November 18, 2001
Services for Richard James Plamann, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Christ Community Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Plamann died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
People
November 18, 2001
Hootie lends helping hand Dead Man Walking’ author makes death penalty prediction Pop star puts out Marley tribute
Jayhawks rally, snap skid against UT with 4-game win
November 18, 2001
By Doug Pacey It was almost perfect for Molly LaMere. Kansas dropped the first volleyball game against Texas, uncharacteristically bounced back to win the next two and was four points away from taking a third game. These were the Longhorns, too, a team Kansas hadn’t beat in 14 previous chances. It was senior night, and LaMere, whose name is etched at or near the top of every assists record in KU volleyball history, is the only senior on the team.
Hayes deserves win in finale
November 18, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Back in the mid-1960s, following a particularly galling Kansas University football performance, head coach Jack Mitchell complained to the media that his players had played so poorly they had disgraced their pioneer forefathers.