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Americans celebrate a different Thanksgiving
November 22, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:23 p.m.) With Sept. 11 still fresh in their minds, Americans at ground zero and across the nation celebrated Thanksgiving with renewed fervor and patriotism even as they struggled to cope with losses.
Pakistan shuts down Taliban embassy, severing links with Islamic movement it nurtured
November 22, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:58 a.m.) When the black-turbaned fighters of the Taliban took over Afghanistan and imposed their unforgiving vision of Islam on its people, Pakistan was the first country to grant diplomatic recognition to the ragtag militia it had nurtured into a potent force.
Taliban agree to surrender last northern stronghold
But fighting breaks out on front line
November 22, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 6:29 p.m.) Taliban commanders have agreed to let northern alliance troops into their last stronghold in northern Afghanistan to oversee a surrender of the besieged city of Kunduz, anti-Taliban officials said.
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 22, 2001
Indian films come of age
Film festival showcases best of American Indian media
November 22, 2001
The American Indian Film Institute held its 26th annual festival here early this month. Though only a few hundred miles north of Hollywood, it may as well have taken place on another planet.
Bush administration welcomes Hollywood role in war
November 22, 2001
Back when the mujahedeen were on our side, Americans cheered as the macho John Rambo fought his way across Afghanistan to rescue a friend. Watch out, Osama. At age 55, Sylvester Stallone is starting to sketch out a script for Rambo IV.
Negotiations on new Afghan regime move to Bonn area
November 22, 2001
U.N. organizers of negotiations to form a transition government for Afghanistan announced Wednesday that they were moving the talks to a secluded Rhine River retreat near Bonn in an apparent attempt to sequester the fractious delegates and force swifter agreement.
Alzheimer’s study shows pain killers may cut risk
November 22, 2001
Dutch researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that pain relievers like Advil, Aleve and Motrin may ward off Alzheimer’s disease. A large study of people 55 or older concluded that those who took certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines every day for at least two years were 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.
World Briefs
November 22, 2001
Malaysia: King Salahuddin dies at age 75 France: Afghans, Kurds clash near Channel Tunnel China: Falun Gong supporters expelled from country Denmark: Prime minister resigns after election defeat
Palestinians demand U.S. force truce terms
November 22, 2001
Palestinians demanded Wednesday that U.S. envoys heading to the Mideast next week force Israel to implement an agreed truce without delay.
KU, GTAs talks reach dead end
November 22, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials said Wednesday that they can’t find common ground with graduate teaching assistants seeking a new contract. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” they declared negotiations at an impasse and asked that a state mediator begin meeting with the two sides.
2 dead, 1 hurt after crash near Ottawa
November 22, 2001
By Mike Belt Two Ottawa women died in a two-car collision early Wednesday on the northeastern edge of town, and one man was injured. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office identified the fatality victims as Linda Williams, 41, rural Ottawa, and Janice Guthrie, 49, Ottawa.
Local offices closed for Thanksgiving
November 22, 2001
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They also will be closed in area towns. All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the general services administration and the federal courts.
Ruth Kathryn Burton
November 22, 2001
John Anthony Joyce
November 22, 2001
Jesse Jackson
November 22, 2001
From baseball to jazz
Book offers photographer’s view of America
November 22, 2001
Summers at the lake. Smoke-filled juke joints. Sweaty young men waiting for their shot at “the big show.” In “Portraits of America” (National Geographic, 256 pages, $50), a new book of photographs and essays, William Albert Allard shows us a homespun America a book “reflective of some things in this country that are pretty good,” he says.
Investigated reports exceed $3,700
Attorney for McMichael says KU travel vouchers are just bad record keeping
November 22, 2001
By Mike Belt Travel vouchers signed by the former director of the Williams Educational Fund and called into question by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office cover more than $3,700 in expenses.
Emporia student tests tolerance by donning veil
November 22, 2001
Kaila Williams wanted to see what it was like to be an Arab in Emporia. So she bought some cloth, which she fashioned into a robe and veil. Then she darkened her face with makeup and headed to Wal-Mart.
Libel case needs special prosecutor
Judge says Wyandotte has too much animus toward defendants
November 22, 2001
A judge has ordered Wyandotte County prosecutors not to handle a criminal libel case and to ask the state attorney general for help. Brown County District Judge Tracy Klinginsmith ruled Tuesday, keeping Dist. Atty. Nick Tomasic and his staff from prosecuting an editor and a publisher with 10 misdemeanor counts of defamation each.
Wind farm can power up to 33,000 homes
November 22, 2001
The Gray County Wind Farm has finished building all 170 of its wind turbines, marking the end of the construction of the largest wind farm ever built in Kansas. The project finished three weeks ahead of schedule.
Unintended deaths
November 22, 2001
Worrisome picture
November 22, 2001
Another reason to be thankful
November 22, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Maybe, if you are sufficiently obsessed with obscure rock songs, you recall a holiday ditty called “Christmas in Jail” by the Youngsters. If not, don’t sweat it; you’re not missing much. Just a silly little number about a guy whose drinking lands him in the hoosegow for the holiday.
Holidays let us feel normal again
November 22, 2001
By Susan Reimer The Baltimore Sun Thanksgiving is the first sentimental holiday after Sept. 11, and for thousands of Americans it is the first, in a year of firsts, without a loved one.
Mobile monitor
Samsung’s new flat panels can go almost anywhere
November 22, 2001
Home cinema is not just for the home anymore. Samsung’s new 15-inch and 17-inch flat panel monitors can go nearly everywhere. As long as you have a power cable, you can play these monitors in a car, at a campsite or even in a motor home or on a yacht.
Seasonal help abounds
Lawrence retailers report increase in job applications
November 22, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn Lawrence retailers already have received a pre-holiday gift an abundance of potential employees. The signs of a slowing economy are starting to show up in the number of applications Lawrence retailers are receiving for temporary help for the holidays.
Shout out
November 22, 2001
Creed draws motivation from the few rock fans who aren’t supporters
November 22, 2001
The rock band Creed has about as much right as the New York Yankees to claim underdog status as a motivating force. But hey, whatever works. Creed has known only success since forming in Tallahassee, Fla., in 1995, selling more than 16 million discs.
Food manufacturers to sell crops to Cuba
Kansas City, Mo.-based Farmland enters venture with Archer Daniels Midland to market winter wheat
November 22, 2001
Archer Daniels Midland Co. and several other food processors have agreed to sell Cuba grains and soybeans in the first such deals in 40 years, a move prompted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Michelle.
U.S. Mint cuts jobs as consumers dip into penny jars
November 22, 2001
A surplus of coins, perhaps compounded by Americans emptying their change jars in the softening economy, has prompted the the U.S. Mint to begin layoffs. Instead of 23 billion new pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters next year, mint officials now believe they’ll need only 15 billion.
Hoop it up
Lawrence leagues net hundreds of youth players
November 22, 2001
By Jim Baker Lawrence got game and not all of it’s in Allen Fieldhouse. In the shadow of Kansas University’s renowned basketball program, tons of young people from preschool to high school are happily involved in organized roundball. Groups throughout the city offer teams and leagues for boys and girls to join.
Daily Ticker
November 22, 2001
Well, excuuuuuuse meeeeeeeee!
Steve Martin talks about his comedy past and his new film ‘Novocaine’
November 22, 2001
Even if you squint real hard and the lighting in the room is dim, it is hard to imagine the Steve Martin sitting across from you with an arrow through his head. The serene, thoughtful presence that is Steve Martin today does not seem merely a more mature version of that other Steve Martin. He appears to be another person altogether.
Business Briefcase
November 22, 2001
Boys and Girls Club benefits from banker’s challenge loss Study: Senator says schemes cost U.S. $45 billion in 2000 Economy: Americans file fewer claims for unemployment benefits Treasury: Federal deficit $9.4 billion, better than a year earlier Trading: Markets closed
Actor-comedian expounds on art, war
November 22, 2001
On childhood friend Morris Walker’s memoir “Steve Martin: The Magic Years” “I enjoyed it. Psychological insights aside, it was accurate on the memory of things.” On being famous “Anything has a downside, but fame is mostly an upside thing.
DeVito’s high skills flourish in lowlife roles
November 22, 2001
“Heist” offers the enjoyment of David Mamet’s unique personal spin on the dishonor-among-thieves genre. It features two elaborately staged robberies, but Mamet’s underuse of Danny DeVito is the real criminal act.
Former KU coach Gottfried to interview for SMU opening
November 22, 2001
Mike Gottfried, college football analyst for ESPN, said he had a “good meeting” Wednesday with SMU athletics director Jim Copeland about the school’s football coaching vacancy.
UF back mulls lawsuit
November 22, 2001
The Florida-Florida State rivalry again has grown into more than just a football game. A soap opera is more like it. Call it The Battle of Twisted Knee.
Rush plays with broken nose
November 22, 2001
Missouri’s Kareem Rush, a preseason All-American and the Big 12 scoring leader last season, started Wednesday night for the fifth-ranked Tigers despite a broken nose. Rush’s nose was broken Tuesday in the Tigers’ 75-68 win over No. 22 Alabama in the semifinals of the Guardians Classic.
Haskell searching for new grid coach
November 22, 2001
Kansas University isn’t the only four-year school in Lawrence looking for a new head football coach. Haskell Indian Nations University will form a search committee soon to find a successor to Graham Snelding who resigned after just one season as the Fightin’ Indians’ head coach.
Our town sports
November 22, 2001
Top 25 Women: Iowa State holds off DePaul
November 22, 2001
Lindsey Wilson scored 22 points and No. 6 Iowa State survived a 41-point performance by DePaul’s Lenae Williams to beat the Blue Demons, 79-75, Wednesday night in the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge.
Big 12 Men: Missouri nips Iowa
November 22, 2001
Clarence Gilbert made a foul shot with eight-tenths of a second left, capping his 27-point night and rallying No. 5 Missouri over No. 9 Iowa, 78-77, Wednesday in the finals of the Guardians Classic.
NHL Roundup: Red Wings blank Blue Jackets
Detroit’s Legace records 38 saves in 1-0 overtime victory
November 22, 2001
As if it’s not enough that the Detroit Red Wings have an all-star lineup, now they have two unbeatable goalies. Dominik Hasek took the night off but Manny Legace had 38 saves as the Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0, on Luc Robitaille’s shot from the right wing with 42.4 seconds left in overtime Wednesday night.
Browns’ Warren, Sellers suspended one game following their arrests
November 22, 2001
Butch Davis disciplined his Cleveland Browns players like he would his own children. He grounded them. Davis, sounding like a disappointed father, suspended defensive tackle Gerard Warren and fullback Mike Sellers for one game Wednesday following the players’ arrests.
NBA Roundup: Sixers stretch winning streak to six
Iverson connects for 38 points as Philadelphia decks Detroit
November 22, 2001
Allen Iverson’s elbow doesn’t bother him when he’s at the foul line. Iverson missed 23 of 35 shots, but made all 12 of his free throws and scored 38 points to lead Philadelphia to a 94-89 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night.
Woods’ Slam streak hits four
Tiger sets record in winning event for major champions
November 22, 2001
Tiger Woods won his fourth straight PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday, finishing with a record 12-under 132 total for a three-stroke victory over David Toms. Woods, the Masters champion, matched the tournament record with a 7-under 65 in the final round on the Poipu Bay course. Toms, the PGA champion, shot a 67.
Stewart’s remarks were off base
Baseball’s hiring practices disturbing, but general managers’ jobs scares
November 22, 2001
Thirty jobs, that’s all there are. Many aspiring general managers black, Latino and white are stuck in lower-level positions. Some don’t even get interviews when G.M. openings arise.
Leaks continue to spurt anew in Baker Wetlands water lines
Second hole shows up in Baldwin’s line near 31st and Haskell
November 22, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Another leak sprung in Baldwin’s water line in the Baker Wetlands this week the second one in little more than a month. Baldwin Mayor Ken Hayes said the city lost about 400 gallons of water per minute for four days until city crews repaired the 12-inch pipe Wednesday.
Area briefs
November 22, 2001
Victim-offender program plans community forum Drug-related charges filed against two suspects OU will offer degree program in health care management Area agency on aging accepting applications
On the record
November 22, 2001
Business profile: The Bristol Groupe
Developers building for high-tech future
November 22, 2001
Jesse Jackson
November 22, 2001
Pine Bluff, Ark. Funeral services for Jesse Jackson, 91, Cleveland, Miss., were Tuesday in Pine Bluff, Ark. He was buried in a Pine Bluff cemetery. Mr. Jackson died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Central Baptist Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
John Anthony Joyce
November 22, 2001
Services for John Anthony Joyce, 53, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Cremation is planned. Mr. Joyce died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at his home in Lawrence.
Mary Louise Shoffner
November 22, 2001
Ruth Kathryn Burton
November 22, 2001
Services for Ruth Kathryn Burton, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Burton died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Shout out
November 22, 2001
What do you like about basketball? Michael Safford, 14 years old
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 22, 2001
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 22, 2001
THE MAG: Wake Up Call Poll
November 22, 2001
Unintended deaths
November 22, 2001
To the editor: I have a question for you is Leonard Pitts Jr. a Muslim with a Jihad mission, as is Danny Glover featured on page 2 of Saturday’s paper? Danny Glover may think the death penalty is inhumane, but what did he think was humane about Sept. 11 at the Twin Towers? I am certain he would see the death penalty quite differently if one of his loved ones had been killed that fateful day.
PlayStation 2 Challenge: Video Jayhawks rip Wyoming
November 22, 2001
Seth Jones For the final PlayStation 2 Football Challenge, an Allen once again coached the Kansas Jayhawks. Not Terry Allen, but Kansas sophomore Blake Allen. While not related to KU’s former head coach, Blake Allen does have some legendary Jayhawk blood in his family.
Jayhawks find motivation
November 22, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There could be 50,000 people in the stands when Kansas University’s football team takes on Wyoming on Saturday or there could be 500. Either way, the Jayhawks say they’re ready to play.
Holidays let us feel normal again
November 22, 2001
By Susan Reimer The Baltimore Sun Thanksgiving is the first sentimental holiday after Sept. 11, and for thousands of Americans it is the first, in a year of firsts, without a loved one.
Briefly
November 22, 2001
Water quality: City wastewater meets environmental standards A city of Lawrence wastewater discharge test that was conducted by Quality Water Analysis Laboratory Inc. is OK, officials said Wednesday. The results of the test had been in question because officials at the lab have admitted to falsifying records. The lab has been shut down and a federal investigation continues, authorities have said. The city of Lawrence had used the lab to test its treated wastewater. When reports about the lab’s problems surfaced, city officials considered having the effluent retested. But state environmental officials have told Lawrence officials that the effluent test was found to be in order, according to Shari Stamer, water quality manager for the city’s Department of Utilities. _______________________________ Academics: KU selects nominees for prestigious scholarships Kansas University has selected its nominees for the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Gates scholarships. Winners of the Rhodes Scholarships, which funds study at Oxford University, and the Marshall Scholarships, which funds study at any British university, will be announced in early December. Winners of the Gates Scholarships, which fund study at Cambridge University, will be announced in October 2002. KU’s nominees are Mark David Bradshaw, a Walnut senior majoring in American studies, who is competing for all three scholarships; Robert Chamberlain, a Topeka senior majoring in political science, who is competing for a Rhodes Scholarship; Shawna N. Smith, a Hays senior in political science and communication studies, who is competing for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships; Jesse Sean Summers, a Pittsburg graduate student in political science, who is competing for a Marshall Scholarship; and Brandon M. Wier, an Olathe graduate student in business administration, who is competing for a Rhodes Scholarship. _______________________________ Death investigation: Autopsy results show body was suicide victim A man’s body found in a wooded area near Tonganoxie was that of a suicide victim, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. A sheriff’s officer found the body about 6:30 p.m. Monday. A sheriff’s spokesman would only say that the location was several miles northwest of Tonganoxie. The man, 19, who was from the Tonganoxie area, shot himself with a rifle, according to reports of an autopsy conducted Tuesday. A sheriff’s spokesman released the information. _______________________________ Artwork: Teens produce artwork for holiday show, sale Van Go Mobile Arts is preparing for its annual holiday show and sale, Adornment Chez Van Go. The show and sale will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Van Go Headquarters, 715 N.J. Named after the holiday sale of former gallery Artists En Masse, “Adornment” offers a variety of artwork produced by the 18 apprentice-artists in its fall JAMS 2001 program, a job-training program for high school youths. In an eight-week session, students ages 14 to 18 were employed to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork to be sold at the sale. The proceeds will be used to support Van Go’s on-going effort on behalf of at-risk Lawrence youths. The JAMS gallery will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays until Dec. 23.
Horoscopes
November 22, 2001
THE MAG: No-frills approach
Spoon remains true to its sound despite music-industry changes
November 22, 2001
By Michael Newman Many a great rock band has had to bounce back from sleazy record company abuses just to keep making music. But few have ever had the nerve to write and sing about it directly.
Jayhawks find motivation
November 22, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There could be 50,000 people in the stands when Kansas University’s football team takes on Wyoming on Saturday or there could be 500. Either way, the Jayhawks say they’re ready to play.
Bush administration welcomes Hollywood role in war
November 22, 2001
Back when the mujahedeen were on our side, Americans cheered as the macho John Rambo fought his way across Afghanistan to rescue a friend. Watch out, Osama. At age 55, Sylvester Stallone is starting to sketch out a script for Rambo IV.
Can the Camp Gaea opponents see the forest for the trees?
November 22, 2001
By Greg Douros Imagine hundreds of gay, pagan males flocking to Kansas once a year to celebrate their religion. The Board of Education would declare Darwin’s birthday a state holiday before this scenario would occur, right? Actually, this gathering has been a reality since 1992, when the Midwest Men’s Festival began meeting annually at Camp Gaea, a private park located north of Tonganoxie.
Strength and unity
November 22, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s been a difficult period in America, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t ample reason to be thankful. As it has with just about every day since, Sept. 11 has given a little different feeling to Thanksgiving Day 2001.
NFL Picks: In spite of tradition, look for Green Bay to keep Lions winless
November 22, 2001
Green Bay at Detroit. It used to be a Thanksgiving standard. Now the Packers are just part of a rotation of teams that play the Lions on Turkey Day. Poor Lions?
Judge upholds school funding policy
System may have discrepancies but isn’t unconstitutional, ruling holds
November 22, 2001
By Scott Rothschild A day before Thanksgiving, a judge gave state officials a reason to be thankful by upholding Kansas’ method of financing public schools. But advocates for school funding reform said the decision Wednesday would shortchange thousands of students, leaving them with crumbs from the school finance pie.
CU-NU historically nailbiter
November 22, 2001
How much more heartbreak can a team take? Two years ago, Colorado lost to Nebraska 33-30 in overtime after missing a 34-yard field goal in the final minute of regulation that would have won it.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
November 22, 2001
Sports Show’ more crude than clever
November 22, 2001
If Osama bin Laden is captured, as punishment for his evil he should be forced to sit and watch “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”This is no time for mercy. Period.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
November 22, 2001
THE MAG: News of the Weird
November 22, 2001
Lead stories Former CIA officer Victor Marchetti told London’s Daily Telegraph in November that the agency had a project in the 1960s (“Acoustic Kitty”) in which a cat had batteries and wires surgically installed, with an antenna in the tail, so that it could be placed close to enemy operatives and transmit eavesdropped conversations back to a monitoring station. The project was five years in development when the first Kitty was deployed, but it was immediately run over by a taxicab.
People
November 22, 2001
Small country, big hopes What will the trees say? Fatherhood at 70 Camilla steps up
Lawrence leagues net hundreds of youth players
November 22, 2001
By Jim Baker Lawrence got game and not all of it’s in Allen Fieldhouse. In the shadow of Kansas University’s renowned basketball program, tons of young people from preschool to high school are happily involved in organized roundball. Groups throughout the city offer teams and leagues for boys and girls to join.
KU repels Pirates - Kansas 80, Seton Hall 62
Collison carries KU to fifth place in Maui Invite
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Today, Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams will give thanks for a lot of things. His life, his health, his family, his surroundings and, oh yes, his 6-foot-9, 250-pound junior forward, Nick Collison, who scored 22 points and tied a Maui Invitational record with 19 rebounds Wednesday in the Jayhawks’ 80-62 victory over Seton Hall in the tournament’s fifth-place game.
Duke ends Cards’ run
November 22, 2001
Duke emphatically ended Ball State’s stunning run of victories over Top Five teams. The top-ranked Blue Devils beat the Cardinals, 83-71, Wednesday night, something No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 Kansas couldn’t do the previous two days, and won the Maui Invitational for the third time in as many appearances.
The real SLT
November 22, 2001
Anthrax investigation takes new turn
Fifth victim of disease was elderly woman who rarely left home
November 22, 2001
A 94-year-old woman who lived alone and seldom left her rural home died of the inhaled form of anthrax Wednesday in a baffling new twist in the bioterrorism investigation. Ottilie Lundgren died five days after she was hospitalized with respiratory problems. She is the fifth person to die of anthrax since early October.
Taliban took interest in anthrax lab
November 22, 2001
At an Agriculture Ministry laboratory outside Kabul, scientists worked with anthrax. If Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network wanted to get its hands on the deadly substance, this laboratory, now badly damaged by U.S. bombing, could have been a source.
Nation Briefs
November 22, 2001
Florida: F. Lee Bailey disbarred Kentucky: Rain puts out wildfires Louisiana: Essays assigned to squirt gun assailants Dallas: Blockbuster cancels movie awards show
KDOT casts eyes on 31st St.
Notification ruling causes state officials to study alternatives to completing trafficway
November 22, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn With the South Lawrence Trafficway getting more bogged down in federal bureaucracy, it’s time for the state to start working with Lawrence and Douglas County to improve 31st Street, a state transportation official says.
Holiday demands keep warehouse workers cool
November 22, 2001
Inside the giant freezer at Dillons Perishable Warehouse, everything, including the workers’ mustaches, is tinged with frost. Each breath launches a plume of ice crystals. Workers wear long underwear, heavy sweatshirts, ski pants, earmuffs, heavy jackets, caps and gloves. They move constantly.
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - Natural law
Can the Camp Gaea opponents see the forest for the trees?
November 22, 2001
By Greg Douros Imagine hundreds of gay, pagan males flocking to Kansas once a year to celebrate their religion. The Board of Education would declare Darwin’s birthday a state holiday before this scenario would occur, right? Actually, this gathering has been a reality since 1992, when the Midwest Men’s Festival began meeting annually at Camp Gaea, a private park located north of Tonganoxie.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger
November 22, 2001
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 22, 2001
   
goes downhill fast
November 22, 2001
By Loey Lockerby “Out Cold” was probably a lot of fun to make. That’s evident from the outtakes that play just before the closing credits, showing some amusing improvisation from the cast and several wild snowboarding mishaps.
But fighting breaks out on front line
November 22, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 6:29 p.m.) Taliban commanders have agreed to let northern alliance troops into their last stronghold in northern Afghanistan to oversee a surrender of the besieged city of Kunduz, anti-Taliban officials said.
s list
November 22, 2001
Mick Jagger’s homemade film “Being Mick” (9 p.m., ABC) is everything that baby-boomer bashers love to hate. It’s shapeless, meandering, self-involved and self-promoting. But for those of us with a small residue of affection for the old Midnight Rambler, it’s also oddly fascinating and entirely satisfying.
t fare better than men against Avila
November 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Haskell Women’s basketball team’s loss to Avila.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger
November 22, 2001
Lenny Kravitz “Lenny”
Short lines greet airline travelers
November 22, 2001
On this Thanksgiving’s eve, Gene Bryant and other Missouri travelers embarking on holiday trips found one certain blessing: surprisingly short lines. Bryant and his wife arrived Wednesday at Lambert Airport three hours ahead of their scheduled TWA flight to Las Vegas and their daughter.
Tribunal justice should be part of the solution
November 22, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group A foolishness of recent decades a fetishism of rights without parameters has been partially purged by the heat of burning jet fuel. Sobriety is evident in the mostly temperate response to President Bush’s revival of the traditional wartime option of trying unlawful foreign belligerents in military tribunals.
Elder Gooden leads cheers
Drew’s dad fires up crowd; Jayhawks still smarting over loss
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden’s father waved a towel wildly and sprinted through Lahaina Civic Center during the waning minutes of Wednesday’s 80-62 victory over Seton Hall. The elder Gooden, all fired up after watching KU’s late 17-0 run bury the Pirates, later was welcomed into the Jayhawks’ locker room, slapping palms with many of the KU players.
KU Basketball Notebook: Pirates ‘live, die by three’
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Big East basketball isn’t about pounding the ball inside any more. Athletic Seton Hall, of the conference made famous by John Thompson’s physical Georgetown teams, hit seven of 15 threes during the first half of Wednesday’s fifth-place Maui Invitational game against Kansas.
People
November 22, 2001
Small country, big hopes What will the trees say? Fatherhood at 70 Camilla steps up
Playwright Philip blue owl Hooser works the creative late shift
November 22, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Philip blue owl Hooser is not a drag queen. Despite attention-grabbing performances in such down-and-dirty “Late Night” theater productions as the all-male parody of “The Stepford Wives,” Hooser insists that his work isn’t for shock value, and that underneath all the bawdy double-entendres are productions embedded with a moral message.
Spoon remains true to its sound despite music-industry changes
November 22, 2001
By Michael Newman Many a great rock band has had to bounce back from sleazy record company abuses just to keep making music. But few have ever had the nerve to write and sing about it directly.
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 22, 2001
Hard focus by Aaron Lindberg
Tribunal justice should be part of the solution
November 22, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group A foolishness of recent decades a fetishism of rights without parameters has been partially purged by the heat of burning jet fuel. Sobriety is evident in the mostly temperate response to President Bush’s revival of the traditional wartime option of trying unlawful foreign belligerents in military tribunals.
Mary Louise Shoffner
November 22, 2001
San Diego No services are planned for Mary Louise Shoffner, 79, San Diego, formerly of Lawrence. She was cremated. Mrs. Shoffner died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Fifth victim of disease was elderly woman who rarely left home
November 22, 2001
A 94-year-old woman who lived alone and seldom left her rural home died of the inhaled form of anthrax Wednesday in a baffling new twist in the bioterrorism investigation. Ottilie Lundgren died five days after she was hospitalized with respiratory problems. She is the fifth person to die of anthrax since early October.
Americans celebrate a different Thanksgiving
November 22, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 6:23 p.m.) With Sept. 11 still fresh in their minds, Americans at ground zero and across the nation celebrated Thanksgiving with renewed fervor and patriotism even as they struggled to cope with losses.
Campsite gives glimpse into al-Qaida
November 22, 2001
Scattered around the 15-foot-deep craters left by American bombs lay the detritus of one of Osama bin Laden’s former terrorist camps: spent anti-aircraft shells, mortar detonators, collapsed buildings and payroll records.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 22, 2001
Violinist, pianist pair for noontime recital Argentine musicians to perform Monday KU professor’s travel video to air on PBS Author to talk about intuition
Pakistan shuts down Taliban embassy, severing links with Islamic movement it nurtured
November 22, 2001
(Web Posted Thursday at 11:58 a.m.) When the black-turbaned fighters of the Taliban took over Afghanistan and imposed their unforgiving vision of Islam on its people, Pakistan was the first country to grant diplomatic recognition to the ragtag militia it had nurtured into a potent force.
Film festival showcases best of American Indian media
November 22, 2001
The American Indian Film Institute held its 26th annual festival here early this month. Though only a few hundred miles north of Hollywood, it may as well have taken place on another planet.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 22, 2001
Movies 1. “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone,” $93.5 million
U.S. works to cut off escape routes for bin Laden
November 22, 2001
The United States and its allies moved to seal off potential escape routes Osama bin Laden could use to leave Afghanistan, while a spokesman for the Taliban said Wednesday the Islamic militia no longer knew the terror suspect’s whereabouts.
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Big East basketball isn’t about pounding the ball inside any more. Athletic Seton Hall, of the conference made famous by John Thompson’s physical Georgetown teams, hit seven of 15 threes during the first half of Wednesday’s fifth-place Maui Invitational game against Kansas.
t always pay off
November 22, 2001
From a $5,000 bounty on Jesse James in the 1880s to the $25 million reward for Osama bin Laden today, authorities have dangled cash to catch people accused of big crimes. The principle remains the same: Money talks.
November 22, 2001
By Loey Lockerby In “Black Knight,” Martin Lawrence plays an amusement park employee who gets transported to Medieval England, where he passes himself off as a court jester (naturally). After watching Lawrence spend several minutes trying to ride an uncooperative horse, the king turns to an aide and says, “He’s no longer funny, but he refuses to give up on the joke.”
Taliban took interest in anthrax lab
November 22, 2001
At an Agriculture Ministry laboratory outside Kabul, scientists worked with anthrax. If Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network wanted to get its hands on the deadly substance, this laboratory, now badly damaged by U.S. bombing, could have been a source.
November 22, 2001
Even if you squint real hard and the lighting in the room is dim, it is hard to imagine the Steve Martin sitting across from you with an arrow through his head. The serene, thoughtful presence that is Steve Martin today does not seem merely a more mature version of that other Steve Martin. He appears to be another person altogether.
s view of America
November 22, 2001
Summers at the lake. Smoke-filled juke joints. Sweaty young men waiting for their shot at “the big show.” In “Portraits of America” (National Geographic, 256 pages, $50), a new book of photographs and essays, William Albert Allard shows us a homespun America a book “reflective of some things in this country that are pretty good,” he says.
THE MAG: The art of improvisation
Lawrence artist Ken Grizzell home-schools himself in printmaking
November 22, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Ken Grizzell started exhibiting his sculptures in 1958, after attending Fort Hays State University in Hays. And for 13 years his artwork went up on display at numerous Midwest galleries until he decided to make a change in his work based solely on the practical idea of creating art that was easier to carry around.
THE MAG: Night Owl
Playwright Philip blue owl Hooser works the creative late shift
November 22, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Philip blue owl Hooser is not a drag queen. Despite attention-grabbing performances in such down-and-dirty “Late Night” theater productions as the all-male parody of “The Stepford Wives,” Hooser insists that his work isn’t for shock value, and that underneath all the bawdy double-entendres are productions embedded with a moral message.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 22, 2001
Violinist, pianist pair for noontime recital Argentine musicians to perform Monday KU professor’s travel video to air on PBS Author to talk about intuition
Giving Thanks
Americans are at war abroad and fearful of terror at home, yet today people in Lawrence still will be
November 22, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn In wartime, Thanksgiving takes on special meaning. Displaying the flag seems as important as saying grace. Gathering around the television to watch football games may take a backseat to playing board games with grandchildren.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with John Paul Jones
November 22, 2001
By Jon Niccum John Paul Jones is the least famous member of the world’s most famous hard rock band. And while the general public may not recognize his name or face as easily as those of his iconic Led Zeppelin bandmates, most musicians fully appreciate that Jones’ multiple contributions to his former group including all the bass, keyboards and symphonic arrangements are just as impressive as the act’s screeching vocals and pummeling guitar riffs.
THE MAG: First blood
Speed metal’s Slayer reigns supreme after two decades
November 22, 2001
By Geoff Harkness You won’t find a bigger Slayer fan than Henry Rollins. On-stage in Kansas City last Saturday for a stop on his most recent spoken-word tour, the former Black Flag frontman expounded at length about the benefits of having Slayer’s new CD “permanently implanted” in his car stereo good for waking people up when red lights turn green, apparently.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Child’s play
Mag columnist gets elementary lessons in the youthful sport of Putt-Putt golf
November 22, 2001
By Seth Jones Maybe it’s this weather, or maybe it’s “The Facts of Life” reunion, but something’s got me in a nostalgic mood. It’s a feeling compounded by my recent return to the sixth grade.
Arrest is made in slaying of student
Costa Rican authorities say Shannon Martin may have been killed
November 22, 2001
By Mindie Paget Shannon Martin may have been killed for her shirt. Police in Golfito, Costa Rica, on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old woman they think played a role in the May slaying of the Kansas University senior.
U.S. works to cut off escape routes for bin Laden
November 22, 2001
The United States and its allies moved to seal off potential escape routes Osama bin Laden could use to leave Afghanistan, while a spokesman for the Taliban said Wednesday the Islamic militia no longer knew the terror suspect’s whereabouts.
Haskell professor explains differences in Thanksgiving
November 22, 2001
By Greg Hurd Dan Wildcat, professor of American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University, recently heard a student say: “We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day because that’s not our holiday.”
Court upholds energy payments to the poor
November 22, 2001
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the appeal of Kansas University Medical Center and other big energy users who contested a state decision to distribute energy overpayments to the poor.
6News video report: SLT hits another bump in the road
November 22, 2001
Marta Costello reports on the potential problems caused by an Army Corps of Engineers decision.
Suspect charged for shooting officer
November 22, 2001
A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with wounding a Kansas City, Mo., police officer during an exchange of gun fire. Hugh Riley, 28, was charged Tuesday with assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. Bond was set at $500,000.
Mick,’ ‘Miracle’ top tonight’s list
November 22, 2001
Mick Jagger’s homemade film “Being Mick” (9 p.m., ABC) is everything that baby-boomer bashers love to hate. It’s shapeless, meandering, self-involved and self-promoting. But for those of us with a small residue of affection for the old Midnight Rambler, it’s also oddly fascinating and entirely satisfying.
Tark to keep coaching?
November 22, 2001
Jerry Tarkanian might still have some basketball left in him. The 71-year-old Fresno State coach had said this probably would be his last season. Now he plans to coach another year if he remains healthy.
Top 25 Men: Syracuse stops Spartans
November 22, 2001
On a night when so many things went wrong for No. 18 Syracuse, Kueth Duany rescued the Orangemen. Starting just his third game, Duany simply wouldn’t let Wednesday night’s Preseason NIT semifinal against Michigan State get away.
THE MAG: Wake Up Call Poll
November 22, 2001
Should Camp Gaea have been denied its permit to operate?  
more crude than clever
November 22, 2001
If Osama bin Laden is captured, as punishment for his evil he should be forced to sit and watch “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”This is no time for mercy. Period.
6Sports video report: KU takes Seton Hall
November 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ game against Seton Hall in the Maui Invitational.
THE MAG: Calendar
November 22, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
November 22, 2001
By Dan Lybarger In his previous movie “Enemy of the State,” director Tony Scott portrayed spies, particularly lead villain Jon Voight, as predators who use high-tech tools to trap anyone they imagine to be a threat. With “Spy Game,” espionage is treated as a necessary evil. Subterfuge and betrayal may be the price of an agent’s life, but the alternatives seem more abhorrent.
Lawrence artist Ken Grizzell home-schools himself in printmaking
November 22, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Ken Grizzell started exhibiting his sculptures in 1958, after attending Fort Hays State University in Hays. And for 13 years his artwork went up on display at numerous Midwest galleries until he decided to make a change in his work based solely on the practical idea of creating art that was easier to carry around.
6Sports video report: Haskell women don’t fare better than men against Avila
November 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Haskell Women’s basketball team’s loss to Avila.
6Sports video report: KU takes Seton Hall
November 22, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ game against Seton Hall in the Maui Invitational.
Strength and unity
November 22, 2001
Journal-World Editorial It’s been a difficult period in America, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t ample reason to be thankful. As it has with just about every day since, Sept. 11 has given a little different feeling to Thanksgiving Day 2001.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Spy Game’
Relationship between stars is held hostage in the remote thriller ‘Spy Game’
November 22, 2001
By Dan Lybarger In his previous movie “Enemy of the State,” director Tony Scott portrayed spies, particularly lead villain Jon Voight, as predators who use high-tech tools to trap anyone they imagine to be a threat. With “Spy Game,” espionage is treated as a necessary evil. Subterfuge and betrayal may be the price of an agent’s life, but the alternatives seem more abhorrent.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Black Knight’
Martin Lawrence impersonates a medieval court jester in the rarely funny ‘Black Knight’
November 22, 2001
By Loey Lockerby In “Black Knight,” Martin Lawrence plays an amusement park employee who gets transported to Medieval England, where he passes himself off as a court jester (naturally). After watching Lawrence spend several minutes trying to ride an uncooperative horse, the king turns to an aide and says, “He’s no longer funny, but he refuses to give up on the joke.”
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Out Cold’
Snowboard comedy ‘Out Cold’ goes downhill fast
November 22, 2001
By Loey Lockerby “Out Cold” was probably a lot of fun to make. That’s evident from the outtakes that play just before the closing credits, showing some amusing improvisation from the cast and several wild snowboarding mishaps.
Bush rallies the troops with tough talk and turkey dinner
November 22, 2001
President Bush, visiting with troops before Thanksgiving, told cheering soldiers Wednesday the war in Afghanistan is going well but “the most difficult steps in this mission still lie ahead.” He said it will take time to find terrorists in caves and deal with fanatics who will fight to the death.
Collison carries KU to fifth place in Maui Invite
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Today, Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams will give thanks for a lot of things. His life, his health, his family, his surroundings and, oh yes, his 6-foot-9, 250-pound junior forward, Nick Collison, who scored 22 points and tied a Maui Invitational record with 19 rebounds Wednesday in the Jayhawks’ 80-62 victory over Seton Hall in the tournament’s fifth-place game.
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
November 22, 2001
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
s dad fires up crowd
November 22, 2001
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden’s father waved a towel wildly and sprinted through Lahaina Civic Center during the waning minutes of Wednesday’s 80-62 victory over Seton Hall. The elder Gooden, all fired up after watching KU’s late 17-0 run bury the Pirates, later was welcomed into the Jayhawks’ locker room, slapping palms with many of the KU players.
Mag columnist gets elementary lessons in the youthful sport of Putt-Putt golf
November 22, 2001
By Seth Jones Maybe it’s this weather, or maybe it’s “The Facts of Life” reunion, but something’s got me in a nostalgic mood. It’s a feeling compounded by my recent return to the sixth grade.
s Slayer reigns supreme after two decades
November 22, 2001
By Geoff Harkness You won’t find a bigger Slayer fan than Henry Rollins. On-stage in Kansas City last Saturday for a stop on his most recent spoken-word tour, the former Black Flag frontman expounded at length about the benefits of having Slayer’s new CD “permanently implanted” in his car stereo good for waking people up when red lights turn green, apparently.
THE MAG: SEVEN QUESTIONS with John Paul Jones
November 22, 2001
By Jon Niccum John Paul Jones is the least famous member of the world’s most famous hard rock band. And while the general public may not recognize his name or face as easily as those of his iconic Led Zeppelin bandmates, most musicians fully appreciate that Jones’ multiple contributions to his former group including all the bass, keyboards and symphonic arrangements are just as impressive as the act’s screeching vocals and pummeling guitar riffs.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
November 22, 2001
Domestic Disturbance John Travolta’s comeback continues to go down in flames with this idiotic thriller, about a divorced dad trying to protect his son (Matt O’Leary) from a murderous stepfather (Vince Vaughn). Virtually every bad-movie element is present here, including inept cops, brainless victims and a villain with apparent superpowers. Vaughn, O’Leary and Steve Buscemi (as Vaughn’s victim) find ways to elevate Lewis Colick’s useless script, giving it their all despite the dearth of material. Director Harold Becker at least has a sense of how to pace a story like this, although building suspense is hopeless, given the story’s predictability. As for Travolta, he’s as likable as ever, but he needs to stop coasting on that and start acting again. Watching him throw away the opportunity that movies like “Pulp Fiction” and “Get Shorty” gave him is becoming painful. “Domestic Disturbance” certainly isn’t as bad as some of his recent films, but when the best thing you can say about an actor’s career choices is, “At least it’s not ‘Battlefield Earth,’” you know things are getting bleak. (PG-13) — LL
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 22, 2001
Singles 1. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
PlayStation 2 Challenge: Video Jayhawks rip Wyoming
November 22, 2001
Seth Jones For the final PlayStation 2 Football Challenge, an Allen once again coached the Kansas Jayhawks. Not Terry Allen, but Kansas sophomore Blake Allen. While not related to KU’s former head coach, Blake Allen does have some legendary Jayhawk blood in his family.
Palestinians demand U.S. force truce terms
November 22, 2001
Palestinians demanded Wednesday that U.S. envoys heading to the Mideast next week force Israel to implement an agreed truce without delay.
Actor-comedian expounds on art, war
November 22, 2001
On childhood friend Morris Walker’s memoir “Steve Martin: The Magic Years” “I enjoyed it. Psychological insights aside, it was accurate on the memory of things.” On being famous “Anything has a downside, but fame is mostly an upside thing.
s new flat panels can go almost anywhere
November 22, 2001
Home cinema is not just for the home anymore. Samsung’s new 15-inch and 17-inch flat panel monitors can go nearly everywhere. As long as you have a power cable, you can play these monitors in a car, at a campsite or even in a motor home or on a yacht.
s high skills flourish in lowlife roles
November 22, 2001
“Heist” offers the enjoyment of David Mamet’s unique personal spin on the dishonor-among-thieves genre. It features two elaborately staged robberies, but Mamet’s underuse of Danny DeVito is the real criminal act.
t supporters
November 22, 2001
The rock band Creed has about as much right as the New York Yankees to claim underdog status as a motivating force. But hey, whatever works. Creed has known only success since forming in Tallahassee, Fla., in 1995, selling more than 16 million discs.
Briefly
November 22, 2001
New York City: Official WTC toll drops Washington, D.C.: FBI develops new technology to aid in eavesdropping Washington, D.C.: 360 suspects held abroad Pakistan: Pro-Taliban cleric sentenced
Campsite gives glimpse into al-Qaida
November 22, 2001
Scattered around the 15-foot-deep craters left by American bombs lay the detritus of one of Osama bin Laden’s former terrorist camps: spent anti-aircraft shells, mortar detonators, collapsed buildings and payroll records.
Briefly
November 22, 2001
New York City: Official WTC toll drops Washington, D.C.: FBI develops new technology to aid in eavesdropping Washington, D.C.: 360 suspects held abroad Pakistan: Pro-Taliban cleric sentenced
Offers of bounty don’t always pay off
November 22, 2001
From a $5,000 bounty on Jesse James in the 1880s to the $25 million reward for Osama bin Laden today, authorities have dangled cash to catch people accused of big crimes. The principle remains the same: Money talks.
Bush rallies the troops with tough talk and turkey dinner
November 22, 2001
President Bush, visiting with troops before Thanksgiving, told cheering soldiers Wednesday the war in Afghanistan is going well but “the most difficult steps in this mission still lie ahead.” He said it will take time to find terrorists in caves and deal with fanatics who will fight to the death.