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Northern alliance agrees to talks in Germany
November 20, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:32 a.m.) The northern alliance agreed Tuesday to attend a U.N.-brokered power-sharing conference of Afghan factions in Germany, likely early next week. Alliance forces gave the Taliban three days to surrender their last northern stronghold, Kunduz, or face assault.
Leahy letter full of anthrax spores
November 20, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.) A sample taken from a plastic evidence bag containing a still-unopened letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy contains at least 23,000 anthrax spores, enough for more than two lethal doses, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Alliance formally accepts U.N. talks
November 20, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 5:06 p.m.) The alliance that controls Afghanistan’s capital and much of its countryside agreed Tuesday to attend power-sharing talks in Germany next week. A battlefront commander claimed thousands of Taliban fighters had defected from Kunduz, the last bastion of the Islamic militia in the north.
Walter Wiley
November 20, 2001
Deron James Dixon
November 20, 2001
Services for Deron James Dixon, 34, St. Louis, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel at Rivermonte, Springfield, Mo. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dixon died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Collinsville, Ill.
Carl Cribbs
November 20, 2001
Briefs
November 20, 2001
Grant School to close School board votes to purchase computers
Deron James Dixon
November 20, 2001
Toronto bounces Bure, pops Panthers
November 20, 2001
Florida coach Duane Sutter accused Toronto’s Darcy Tucker of faking an injury during the Panthers’ latest loss.
Nuggets nick Nets
Van Exel’s 30 sparks Denver to 99-96 OT win
November 20, 2001
Maybe it’s a bit unrealistic, but the Denver Nuggets expect Nick Van Exel to make every shot in crunch time. On Monday night, he made enough to win.
Strange season continues in NFL
November 20, 2001
With one second left in first half of the Colts’ game at New Orleans, Peyton Manning faked a spike, hid the ball and seemed to be walking toward the locker room. Then he started ambling toward the goal line, finally running when a few Saints chased him.
College briefs
November 20, 2001
Waller quits as coach at College of the Ozarks BC player reinstated
Oklahoma women ranked third
November 20, 2001
Connecticut strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday after starting the season with four impressive victories.
Hokies beat Old Dominion
November 20, 2001
Chrystal Starling scored 20 points and made key free throws down the stretch as Virginia Tech defeated No. 17 Old Dominion 68-62 Monday night.
No. 2 Illinois cruises to 93-53 victory
November 20, 2001
Eastern Illinois tried to duplicate Illinois’ attacking defense in practice leading up to Monday night’s game. It didn’t work.
6News video reports: School board votes on final Grant closure plans
November 20, 2001
Trish Ayers reports on the closure of Grant School.
Wildcats roll, 98-57
November 20, 2001
Nicole Ohlde scored 22 points and Kansas State set a single-half school record for 3-point shooting Monday night in a 98-57 win over Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis.
HINU lineman makes All-CSFL
November 20, 2001
Haskell Indian Nations University defensive lineman Ricky Bigger, a freshman from Coweta, Okla., has been selected to the all-Central States Football League team.
BU men win
November 20, 2001
Scott Johnson scored 25 points to lift Baker University to a 94-89 men’s basketball victory over Bethany on Monday. Aaron Schwerman (18), Lee Driver (14) and Pedro Dos Santos (13) also scored in double figures for BU (4-4).
McBurrows hurt
November 20, 2001
Atlanta Falcons strong safety Gerald McBurrows, one of nine former Kansas University football players on NFL rosters, suffered a strained ligament in his right knee early in Sunday’s 23-20 victory over Green Bay and did not return. His status is day-to-day.
Bruins pound Houston
November 20, 2001
Jason Kapono scored 16 points to lead No. 3 UCLA to a 71-60 victory over Houston on Monday night in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Unlike the other Top Five teams to play in the Lahaina Civic Center on Monday No. 1 Duke, which squeezed past Seton Hall, and No. 4 Kansas, which lost 93-91 to Ball State UCLA didn’t struggle in its season opener.
Bonds captures NL MVP
Giants slugger receives honor for record fourth time
November 20, 2001
Barry Bonds is looking for affection, not money or trophies. He’s likely to wind up with all three.
Mural honors Chamberlain
November 20, 2001
The West Philadelphia high school where Wilt Chamberlain honed his basketball skills dedicated a mosaic to the late NBA star Monday.
Huskers sign Wyandotte grad
November 20, 2001
The Nebraska basketball team has added a junior college All-American to its recruiting class for next year.
Missouri headlines tough field at Guardians Classic in KC
November 20, 2001
The semifinalists in the NABC Guardians Classic have something in common: numbers in front of their names.
Cramps send Duke’s Duhon to hospital
November 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Cramps continued into the night at the Maui Invitational. Duke guard Chris Duhon was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after the Blue Devils’ narrow 80-79 victory over Seton Hall on Monday at Lahaina Civic Center.
School board member blasts financial audit
November 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s annual financial audit contains “little useful information” and should be supplemented in the future with reports that actually help the district manage its money, a board member said Monday.
Batch has proved his durability
Detroit management needs to surround quarterback with more talent
November 20, 2001
Amazing, isn’t it? Discontent with a quarterback ebbs when the performance of his supporting cast surges.
Domestic partners dispute raises question of whether e-mail is public record
November 20, 2001
Sedgwick County commissioners cited negative calls and e-mails last month when they rejected domestic partners benefits for county employees.
Officials to appeal education funding
November 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild State higher education officials today will appeal the flat spending recommended by Gov. Bill Graves.
Missouri county axes tax on property
November 20, 2001
Clay County has become the first county in the state and possibly in the nation to eliminate its ability to levy property taxes.
Crime briefs
November 20, 2001
Drug raids net 2 arrests in Jefferson County Two suspects arrested after beating incident
On the record
November 20, 2001
Local briefs
November 20, 2001
Medicine: Researchers find new use for schizophrenia drugs A team of researchers led by Dr. Stephen Schroeder, right, director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, has published a report showing how a schizophrenia treatment drug can also help children and adults with mental retardation and self-mutilation disorders. The drug appears to work by blocking the action of two brain chemicals important to mood regulation, Schroeder said. _________ Courts: Football players’ hearings on theft charges postponed Kansas University running back Reggie Duncan is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court at 1:30 p.m. today on charges stemming from an alleged purse theft. Duncan and quarterback Mario Kinsey both were initially scheduled for trial in the case Monday before Judge Jack Murphy. Murphy however, was gone for the day, an assistant in his office said. Kinsey is now scheduled to appear before Murphy at 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Duncan and Kinsey are charged with the June 12 theft of a purse from a KU student on campus. In addition, Kinsey is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a credit card belonging to the student. Duncan is charged with one count of unlawful use of a credit card. All the charges are misdemeanors. Attorneys for the players said during a court hearing Oct. 10 that their clients would apply to enter a diversion program. _________ Crime: Poorly timed phone call leads to resident’s arrest A man wanting to buy crack cocaine couldn’t have picked a worse time to place a purchase call Saturday afternoon. Lawrence Police answered the phone. Officers were in the process of searching a house in western Lawrence when the call for crack was made, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. He declined to say where the house was or what officers were searching for. After taking the phone call, however, police went to a residence in the 1900 block of West 31st Street and arrested a 43-year-old Lawrence man, Pattrick said. No other information was available Monday. _________ Highways: Two injured in one-car wreck Two men were injured in a one-vehicle accident about 1 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence. No names had been released, but one man was taken by air ambulance to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. The second man was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The men’s vehicle was eastbound on the highway about a half-mile east of East 600 Road, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The vehicle ran off the highway and struck a utility pole. An investigation continued late Monday, and no other information was available.
Lawrence not yet feeling shortage of substitutes
November 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The number of degree-less substitute teachers in Kansas is growing, raising concerns about the quality of instruction when the regular teacher has to miss class. But in Lawrence, substitute teachers are more likely to have college degrees, possibly several, according to school officials.
People
November 20, 2001
Sawdust gets in my eyes Jay Kay has lucky day in court Hey, hey, hey, Fat Albert’s on film Spacey takes sad song, tries to make it better at benefit
Kennedy nephew to be tried as adult in 1975 killing
November 20, 2001
The state Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel on Monday, clearing the way for his murder trial in the 1975 beating death of a Greenwich neighbor when both were teen-agers.
Medication risks to drivers cause growing concern
November 20, 2001
Some common medications for colds, allergies or anxiety can impair driving ability as much as alcohol does but in ways so subtle that people may not know they’re zonked behind the wheel.
Defense seeks dismissal in 1969 race killing
November 20, 2001
Former police officers and prosecutors testified Monday that they did not investigate the killing of a black woman during a 1969 race riot because it was not their responsibility.
Census snapshot already fading
November 20, 2001
Nearly everyone who lives in Las Vegas used to call someplace else home. Northeasterners are more settled, although more suburbanites live in bigger houses farther from the job.
Country singer climbing charts with Vietnam ballad
November 20, 2001
A quick glance down the Top 10 hits on this week’s Billboard country music chart will reveal a bunch of the usual suspects singers such as Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson.
Carnegie Museum displays work of famous Kansas photographer
November 20, 2001
Two burly, hairy-armed steelworkers grin at each other over a poker hand at a picnic. Well-heeled diners take their meals in the shadows at a posh eatery. A man crouches in smoke and darkness, reminiscent of some circle of hell, shielding his face as fire spits from a coke oven.
Holiday clich ‘Prancer’ return
November 20, 2001
Most of us haven’t even defrosted our Thanksgiving turkey yet. But that doesn’t stop the USA Network from inflicting the first Christmas TV movie of the season. As the title implies, “Prancer Returns” (7 p.m.) is supposed to invoke the spirit of Rudolf, Santa and all that ho-ho-ho. Unfortunately, it takes a dreary, roundabout way to the Yuletide spirit.
Teaching new allies in Afghanistan
November 20, 2001
By Swanee Hunt and Cristina Posa Special to the Los Angeles Times Since the Taliban overtook Kabul in 1996, Westerners have tended to see Afghan women merely as the victims that they indeed are. Now we must see them as allies.
After the bombs: A kindness offensive
November 20, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The weapon of choice after the hoped-for vanquishing of the Taliban appears to be kindness. President Bush on Monday invited 50 ambassadors from Muslim countries to the White House for a traditional Iftar meal, breaking the sunrise-to-sunset daily fast of Ramadan. The ambassadors knelt and touched their foreheads to the floor of the East Reception Room. It’s unlikely they were praying Lee Greenwood’s lyrics for “God Bless the USA.”
Thanks from Cordley
November 20, 2001
Artificial wage
November 20, 2001
Briefcase
November 20, 2001
Gore named vice chairman of financial services firm Alcoa to slash 6,500 jobs ESPN, Sprint launch game Daley becomes president of SBC Communications
Simple solution
November 20, 2001
Slow it down
November 20, 2001
Cheap energy means we will never learn our lesson
November 20, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday The possibility of a global price war that could drive energy costs below their already depressed levels is one of the few pieces of good news in the unrelenting flow of depressing statistics that are confirming the unraveling of the U.S. economy and the world’s with it. Or is it? The precipitous slide in oil prices since Sept. 11 is part of a tedious cycle in which Americans whine about the high cost of energy until it becomes cheap again, at which point they resume consumption patterns that guarantee a return to scarcity.
Blue chips continue rally, come within reach of 10,000
November 20, 2001
The Dow Jones industrials came a step closer to 10,000 Monday, managing a solid rally as reports of U.S. military victories in Afghanistan increased hopes that the worst is over for the market. The index has now risen 21 percent from its 2001 low on Sept. 21, meeting the technical definition of a bull market, but many analysts doubt the momentum will last. They note that most of the gains represent the rebound from the selloff that followed the Sept. 11 terror attacks, rather than buying on concrete indications that business is turning around.
Holiday airline travel falls
November 20, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Joe McBride is seeing Thanksgiving smiles, hugs and kisses return to Kansas City International Airport. “It’s nice to see the reunions occur and all the happiness with that,” said McBride, airport spokesman.
Aviation security signed into law
November 20, 2001
The government began taking charge of airport security Monday at the start of the holiday travel season. President Bush signed legislation that will have more screeners peering in passengers’ bags and more sky marshals flying on planes. “Today we take permanent and aggressive steps to improve the security of our airways,” Bush said at a ceremony at Reagan National Airport. The new law will put airport screening in the hands of 28,000 federal workers and require inspections of all checked baggage.
Taliban execute disloyal troops
More than 200 soldiers killed for advocating surrender
November 20, 2001
In bloody desperation, Osama bin Laden loyalists and other foreign members of a besieged Taliban force in Kunduz are executing Afghan Taliban fighters who advocate surrendering, U.S. and anti-Taliban leaders said Monday. “People have been found with bullets in their heads, and not in the front,” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said.
Briefly
November 20, 2001
Comics coordinate tribute Alien pleads guilty to helping hijacker obtain false ID card Bush to push tourism Airport dasher dodges charges
Jayhawks see Bluejays as measuring stick
November 20, 2001
By Doug Pacey Kansas University and Creighton have more in common than having “jay” birds as mascots. Both teams lost key seniors from last season and were picked to finish in the bottom half of their respective conferences.
Carl Cribbs
November 20, 2001
Graveside services for Carl N. Cribbs, 77, Caney, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Havana Cemetery. Mr. Cribbs died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. John’s Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.
Bush partakes of Ramadan meal
November 20, 2001
Reaching out to the world’s Muslims, President Bush was host to a Ramadan break-the-fast dinner Monday at the White House.
Four journalists feared dead in ambush on mountain pass
November 20, 2001
Four international journalists were missing and feared dead Monday after gunmen ambushed a convoy of reporters in a narrow mountain pass on the road to the capital, Kabul. The six gunmen stopped the cars and led the journalists away, then opened fire, witnesses said.
Teaching new allies in Afghanistan
November 20, 2001
By Swanee Hunt and Cristina Posa Special to the Los Angeles Times Since the Taliban overtook Kabul in 1996, Westerners have tended to see Afghan women merely as the victims that they indeed are. Now we must see them as allies.
U.S. accuses 6 countries of possessing biological weapons
November 20, 2001
The United States accused Iraq, North Korea and four other countries on Monday of building germ-warfare arsenals, and said it worried one of them might be helping Osama bin Laden in his quest for biological weapons.
After the bombs: A kindness offensive
November 20, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The weapon of choice after the hoped-for vanquishing of the Taliban appears to be kindness. President Bush on Monday invited 50 ambassadors from Muslim countries to the White House for a traditional Iftar meal, breaking the sunrise-to-sunset daily fast of Ramadan. The ambassadors knelt and touched their foreheads to the floor of the East Reception Room. It’s unlikely they were praying Lee Greenwood’s lyrics for “God Bless the USA.”
Leahy letter full of anthrax spores
November 20, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.) A sample taken from a plastic evidence bag containing a still-unopened letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy contains at least 23,000 anthrax spores, enough for more than two lethal doses, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Rumsfeld hopes reward nets bin Laden
November 20, 2001
The Pentagon hopes Afghans motivated by the Taliban’s collapse and millions in U.S. reward money will find Osama bin Laden’s hide-out so U.S. troops won’t have to hunt cave-to-cave for him, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday. President Bush said gains by anti-Taliban forces gave him encouragement that the military was closing in on bin Laden. “The noose is beginning to narrow,” Bush said.
6Sports video report: Iowa State pounds KU in football
November 20, 2001
Iowa State adds insult to injury as KU limps to the end of its season.
s recruiting class
November 20, 2001
Tamara Ransburg, a 6-foot-4 forward from Virginia Beach, Va., has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Kansas University next season.
a classic treat at LCT
November 20, 2001
By Jan Biles In its 25-year history, Lawrence Community Theatre had never staged “The Sound of Music.” That’s understandable considering the size of the musical’s cast and the limitations of the performance space.
Country singer climbing charts with Vietnam ballad
November 20, 2001
A quick glance down the Top 10 hits on this week’s Billboard country music chart will reveal a bunch of the usual suspects singers such as Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Travis Tritt, Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson.
Duke escapes Seton Hall
Blue Devils open defense with narrow 80-79 win
November 20, 2001
April in Minneapolis was a long way from November in Maui.
Life insurance draws increased interest
November 20, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn In a nation where terrorism has become a household term, people seem to be confronting an uncomfortable subject: their own mortality. Locally and nationally, insurance agents are reporting an increasing number of people inquiring about life insurance in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks that left thousands dead.
Miami solid No. 2
Hurricanes close on No. 1 Nebraska
November 20, 2001
Miami spoke, and even the BCS computer listened.
Powell to Israel: Back off
November 20, 2001
Secretary of State Colin Powell accused Israel of crippling chances for peace with the Palestinians by building homes for Jews on the West Bank and in Gaza.
State & Region briefs
November 20, 2001
Homeless person hurt after sleeping in trash County, stations settle price gouging cases Lawmaker’s condition worsens during weekend
Daily ticker
November 20, 2001
Lawrence group mobilizing to start year-round shelter
November 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Add another name to the growing list of groups that want to provide shelter to Lawrence’s homeless: Unified Shelter.
Poverty likely to prey on more Kansans
State’s number of poor below national average, but slow economy expected to take toll
November 20, 2001
While the percentage of Kansans living in poverty was less than the national average last year, the sluggish economy indicates that hard times could confront many more in the state. Like the rest of the nation, the Kansas economy has been soft and events following Sept. 11 aggravated an already aggravating situation.
Science finds new use for drug
November 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A drug used to treat schizophrenics may help people who suffer from violent outbursts or mutilate themselves, a team of Kansas University researchers has concluded.
Area briefs
November 20, 2001
Offices mark Thanksgiving Flu shots still available Fort Leavenworth to see building replacement City commission to consider additional funding for dam
Aviation security signed into law
November 20, 2001
The government began taking charge of airport security Monday at the start of the holiday travel season. President Bush signed legislation that will have more screeners peering in passengers’ bags and more sky marshals flying on planes. “Today we take permanent and aggressive steps to improve the security of our airways,” Bush said at a ceremony at Reagan National Airport. The new law will put airport screening in the hands of 28,000 federal workers and require inspections of all checked baggage.
6Sports video report: KU loses first round of Maui Invitational
November 20, 2001
Cramps and an excellent Ball State gave KU its first season opener loss in years.
Carnegie Museum displays work of famous Kansas photographer
November 20, 2001
Two burly, hairy-armed steelworkers grin at each other over a poker hand at a picnic. Well-heeled diners take their meals in the shadows at a posh eatery. A man crouches in smoke and darkness, reminiscent of some circle of hell, shielding his face as fire spits from a coke oven.
Four Jayhawks earn all-academic berths
November 20, 2001
Four Kansas University volleyball players earned mention to the academic All-Big 12 team. Molly LaMere, Kylie Thomas and Sarah Rome were named to the 41-member first team, while Kansas’ Jamie Morningstar was a second-team pick.
Northern alliance agrees to talks in Germany
November 20, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:32 a.m.) The northern alliance agreed Tuesday to attend a U.N.-brokered power-sharing conference of Afghan factions in Germany, likely early next week. Alliance forces gave the Taliban three days to surrender their last northern stronghold, Kunduz, or face assault.
Briefs
November 20, 2001
Baltimore’s McCrary might be out for season Lions’ Rice walking day after injuring neck Denver doesn’t know status of Smith Woodson being slowed by turf toe injury
Moss rolls over Giants
Minnesota wideout has three TDs in 28-16 win
November 20, 2001
Randy Moss, a no-show for much of the season, finally broke out.
Yelk versatile performer for Iowa State
Cyclone freshman breaks loose for big gain on botched punt against KU
November 20, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Iowa State freshman Tony Yelk seems to do it all this year for the Cyclones.
Bush partakes of Ramadan meal
November 20, 2001
Reaching out to the world’s Muslims, President Bush was host to a Ramadan break-the-fast dinner Monday at the White House.
Fewer substitute teachers have college degrees
November 20, 2001
A growing number of substitute teachers who meet minimum requirements are teaching in Kansas schools, state records show. Emergency substitute certificates issued by the state have more than doubled in four years, according to Kansas Department of Education records examined by The Wichita Eagle. The one-year renewable certificate does not require a college degree only about two years of college credit.
Horoscopes
November 20, 2001
Walter Wiley
November 20, 2001
Services for Walter Lemuel Wiley, 87, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mr. Wiley died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
s style in Maui opener
November 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore A downtrodden, nearly inconsolable Aaron Miles gazed out the window of a make-shift locker room on the second floor of Lahaina Civic Center. Three minutes, five minutes, six minutes passed Monday afternoon as Kansas University’s basketball freshman stared into the distance.
Alliance formally accepts U.N. talks
November 20, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 5:06 p.m.) The alliance that controls Afghanistan’s capital and much of its countryside agreed Tuesday to attend power-sharing talks in Germany next week. A battlefront commander claimed thousands of Taliban fighters had defected from Kunduz, the last bastion of the Islamic militia in the north.
Greek membership dwindling
November 20, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s Theta Chi fraternity had eight members in 1998. It has 85 this year. It’s the exception, not the rule.
Lions’ Hemphill signs letter with Hawkeyes
November 20, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Lawrence Aquahawks swimmer Andrea Hemphill began the recruiting process, she was California dreaming. Then, she realized her heart was in the Midwest all along. Hemphill, a Lawrence High senior who swam her freshman and sophomore years for the Lions, signed a national letter of intent on Monday morning at the LHS library to swim at the University of Iowa.
Briefly
November 20, 2001
Comics coordinate tribute Alien pleads guilty to helping hijacker obtain false ID card Bush to push tourism Airport dasher dodges charges
Rumsfeld hopes reward nets bin Laden
November 20, 2001
The Pentagon hopes Afghans motivated by the Taliban’s collapse and millions in U.S. reward money will find Osama bin Laden’s hide-out so U.S. troops won’t have to hunt cave-to-cave for him, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday. President Bush said gains by anti-Taliban forces gave him encouragement that the military was closing in on bin Laden. “The noose is beginning to narrow,” Bush said.
Surgeon to run for 3rd District
November 20, 2001
Overland Park plastic surgeon Jeff Colyer became the first Republican to announce his candidacy for his party’s nomination to challenge Democrat incumbent Dennis Moore in the 3rd District Congressional race next year. “It’s time for a doctor in the House,” Colyer, 41, told about 70 supporters during a Monday rally in Overland Park.
Samaritans offer Thanksgiving meals
November 20, 2001
By Joel Mathis Organizations across Lawrence are gearing up to ensure Thanksgiving is a special day for the city’s poor and elderly. And they can still use some help. The Salvation Army, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen and ECKAN are all providing meals and even a little entertainment on Thursday.
FBI reports hate crimes rise in 2000
November 20, 2001
Crimes reported to the FBI as triggered by prejudice against the victim’s color, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation rose 2 percent in 2000, the bureau announced Monday.
Briefs
November 20, 2001
Cavan fired as SMU coach Bellisari rejoins OSU for Michigan game Bollinger hurt breaking up fight
Lawrence hiring plans bleak
November 20, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn In a sign of an ever-slowing economy, more Lawrence employers are planning to cut work force levels during the first quarter of 2002, according to a new survey. Only 3 percent of Lawrence companies plan to hire more workers during the first three months of the new year, while 7 percent anticipate making job cuts, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, released Monday by Manpower Inc.
One conference team will be snubbed by BCS
November 20, 2001
Anybody with lingering doubts whether big money drives college sports should see how many Big 12 teams get into the four BCS games.
Cowboys win in Vegas
November 20, 2001
The shouting match between coaches Eddie Sutton and Tim Welsh was a draw. The game was more decisive, in favor of No. 15 Oklahoma State.
Aid option
November 20, 2001
J-W Editorials As university tuition rises in Kansas, more students will find themselves priced out of the higher education market. During discussions several years ago about a “qualified admissions” policy for state universities, much concern was expressed that Kansas residents who might not have been stellar high school students wouldn’t have an opportunity to pursue a higher education.
Saints not impressed by Manning’s trick play
November 20, 2001
New Orleans coach Jim Haslett didn’t think much of Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning’s trick play when it happened. He thought even less of it the day after the Saints’ 34-20 victory over the Colts.
Arizona enters poll at No. 8
November 20, 2001
Without playing a game, Duke strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, while Arizona used three impressive wins to make a grand entrance into the rankings.
U.S. accuses 6 countries of possessing biological weapons
November 20, 2001
The United States accused Iraq, North Korea and four other countries on Monday of building germ-warfare arsenals, and said it worried one of them might be helping Osama bin Laden in his quest for biological weapons.
Four journalists feared dead in ambush on mountain pass
November 20, 2001
Four international journalists were missing and feared dead Monday after gunmen ambushed a convoy of reporters in a narrow mountain pass on the road to the capital, Kabul. The six gunmen stopped the cars and led the journalists away, then opened fire, witnesses said.
People
November 20, 2001
Sawdust gets in my eyes Jay Kay has lucky day in court Hey, hey, hey, Fat Albert’s on film Spacey takes sad song, tries to make it better at benefit
Sound of Music’ a classic treat at LCT
November 20, 2001
By Jan Biles In its 25-year history, Lawrence Community Theatre had never staged “The Sound of Music.” That’s understandable considering the size of the musical’s cast and the limitations of the performance space.
Family grateful for letters from kidnapped couple
November 20, 2001
Tired and thin after nearly six months in captivity, a missionary couple from Wichita still managed to include the occasional joke in letters sent to family.
Former fund director charged
Scott McMichael accused of falsifying expense vouchers to KUAC
November 20, 2001
By Mike Belt The former director of the Williams Educational Fund has been charged with falsifying travel expense vouchers to the Kansas University Athletics Corp. Scott McMichael, 48, has received a summons to appear Dec. 18 in Douglas County District Court on three counts of making a false writing. Charges were filed Friday by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office, but not made public until Monday.