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Season ends on a strong note: Kansas 27, Wyoming 14
November 24, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:03 p.m.) The Jayhawks gave interim coach Tom Hayes what will likely be his only win, in a mostly empty Memorial Stadium. How empty was the stadium for the season finale for both teams? Not even the band was here.
Anti-Taliban militia leader believes bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan
November 24, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:50 a.m.) A senior militia commander in the eastern city of Jalalabad said Saturday that he believes Osama bin Laden was nearby, moving at night on horseback and sleeping in caves during the day.
Taliban flee Kunduz by the hundreds, greeted as brothers by alliance that besieged them
November 24, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:21 p.m.) A trickle of surrendering Taliban became a flood Saturday, and those laying down arms were greeted like brothers by northern alliance fighters besieging Kunduz. It was unclear whether a hard core of foreigners loyal to Osama bin Laden would opt to fight to the finish.
KU Roster
November 24, 2001
Panorama: Clinton Lake intake structure and control tower
November 24, 2001
This view of Clinton Lake and the dam was produced atop the intake structure and control tower for the spillway water outlet below the dam.
Many betting on shopping season
Retailers, legislators among those hoping for upbeat consumer spending
November 24, 2001
Merchants were hoping for lots of customers like Audra and Blain Link as Kansans flooded malls and stores Friday for what traditionally is the start of the holiday shopping season.
Wyoming far removed from 10-2 season
November 24, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Once upon a time in the not so far away, Wyoming’s football team posted a 10-2 record under coach Joe Tiller, now at Purdue. That was in 1996. Four years later, under first-year coach Vic Koenning, the Cowboys did an about-face. They finished 1-10. This year hasn’t been much better.
Immediate volunteer needs
November 24, 2001
Here are some other volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Briefly
November 24, 2001
Illinois: Mall-goer sets self afire West Bank: Leading Hamas member killed in car explosion Italy: Son of mafia boss convicted of murders Brazil: Dozen killed by floods Geneva: U.N. cites torture problem in Indonesia
Three suspected of cheating on ‘Millionaire’ show
British contestants arrested
November 24, 2001
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of cheating on the British version of the TV game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Maj. Charles Ingram and his wife, Diana, were arrested at their home west of London.
Sounds of Branson holiday become a little bit classical
Arts council plans festive uptown concert at Mel Tillis Theatre
November 24, 2001
Hallelujah, there will be a slightly different sound this holiday season in Branson. Slipped in among the traditional Christmas offerings from Andy Williams, Radio City’s Rockettes and country stars galore will be “A Classical Holiday Celebration,” on Dec. 10 at the Mel Tillis Theatre.
Lawrence, area towns get into the holiday spirit
Arts shows, home tours and a multitude of Christmas musicals add to the cheer
November 24, 2001
The holiday spirit is in full gear this weekend. Parades, arts festivals and home tours are sure to tickle your yuletide fancy.
76ers win 7th straight
Philly survives Cleveland zone for 79-68 win
November 24, 2001
The Cleveland Cavaliers employed a zone defense to try and stop the Philadelphia 76ers’ six-game winning streak. The Cavs’ offense wasn’t good enough to make it work. Allen Iverson shot just 9-of-30 from the field but scored 27 points and the Sixers held the Cavs to 34 percent shooting (27-for-79) in a 79-68 win Friday night.
Thrashers still struggling in third season
November 24, 2001
It’s Year Three for the Atlanta Thrashers, time to make a push for the NHL playoffs. So far, they’re heading south. A quarter of the way through its third season, Atlanta was stuck with the worst record in the league.
Nashville prospect earning attention
November 24, 2001
The Nashville summer air hit Jordin Tootoo harder than any hockey player ever could. Where he’s from, it can snow in June. “The heat, it killed me,” said Tootoo, a prospect for the Nashville Predators. “But the people were especially nice.”
Giveaways haven’t kept Rams out of win column
November 24, 2001
Giving the ball away three times per game hasn’t hurt the St. Louis Rams much. The Rams lead the league with an 8-1 record heading into Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay, despite totaling 27 giveaways. They’re tied for the most in the league with the lowly Cowboys, who have played 10 games.
Society Calendar
November 24, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Wanted: Volunteers for celebration
November 24, 2001
Barnett has EHS on rise
November 24, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus When Aaron Barnett posted a 6-3 record in 1998, his first season at Eudora High, he hoped the Cardinals weren’t a one-hit wonder.
KU Roster
November 24, 2001
1 Harrison Hill, WR, 5-11, 200, Sr., Wichita 2 Byron Gasaway, WR, 6-4, 210, Jr., Grandview, Mo.
People
November 24, 2001
It’s all in the name Big fish looking for new pond Peck puts celebrity in charity Jazz artist inspired by tragedy
Business booming at indoor climbing gyms
November 24, 2001
In a valley surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Wendy Howell and a dozen other climbers were indoors one August afternoon, scaling the artificial rock walls of the Estes Park Mountain Shop.
Cooper hijacking case still fascinates after three decades
Famous ‘folk hero’ in unsolved crime has attracted many admirers as well as criminal copycats
November 24, 2001
Thirty years have passed since D.B. Cooper jumped from a hijacked jetliner with $200,000 in ransom money and disappeared into a remote forest. With the 30th anniversary of the crime today, Cooper’s escapade remains unsolved.
On the record
November 24, 2001
Hormone replacement poses difficult dilemma
November 24, 2001
My daughter’s doctor wants her to take hormone replacement therapy. He maintains that the benefits far outweigh the risks and downplays the dangers of breast cancer. As a breast cancer survivor (I had one breast removed, followed by chemo), I don’t want her to have to go through all that.
Pet doors provide freedom
Dogs and cats can come and go as they please
November 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Dog owners Craig Josling and Judy Hintzman love their pet door for their three dogs. “All three dogs are indoor dogs, so it was just easier than having to open the door when it was raining and let them outside,” Josling said.
NHL Roundup: Islanders regain lead in East
New York moves past Toronto by toppling Maple Leafs, 3-1
November 24, 2001
The New York Islanders were perfectly willing to let the Toronto Maple Leafs file to the penalty box in the second period. “They took some silly penalties but we kept in there and turned it into our momentum,” said Islanders defenseman Eric Cairns, who scored the go-ahead goal for New York for his first of the season.
Georgia hopes to turn tide against Georgia Tech
November 24, 2001
Mark Richt had a question for his players: How many of you were around the last time Georgia beat Georgia Tech? Ten guys raised their hands. OK, how many of you actually played in that game?
Around and about
November 24, 2001
6Sports video report: Jayhawks ready for last game against Wyoming
November 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the feelings of the Jayhawks going into their last game of the season against Wyoming.
Kansans are generous with Sept. 11 causes
November 24, 2001
No sooner had the dimensions of the Sept. 11 attacks become clear than Kansans began looking for ways to help. In Salina, the co-owners of a promotions company quickly began printing patriotic T-shirts and selling them at no profit for $6 apiece to raise money for the American Red Cross.
Milosevic to stand trial for genocide
November 24, 2001
The U.N. war crimes tribunal said Friday it will try Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in Bosnia, linking him for the first time in court to the murder of thousands of non-Serbs and the displacement of a quarter million people.
Horoscopes
November 24, 2001
Blistering tires cause troubles for race drivers
But weather could have been worse
November 24, 2001
November in New Hampshire normally calls for snow and cold temperatures. When NASCAR got the exact opposite in the weather, it was the drivers who suffered in Friday’s season finale at New Hampshire International Speedway because of bad tires.
Judith Ann Runft
November 24, 2001
Merritt services
November 24, 2001
Services for Margie E. Merritt, 86, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Merritt died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at her home.
Arts shows, home tours and a multitude of Christmas musicals add to the cheer
November 24, 2001
The holiday spirit is in full gear this weekend. Parades, arts festivals and home tours are sure to tickle your yuletide fancy.
Hampton stings Kansas women in Puerto Rico
November 24, 2001
Nicole Braithwaite scored 21 points and snatched 11 rebounds to boost Hampton to a 67-63 win over Kansas in a first-round game of the San Juan Shootout on Friday afternoon. Hampton (1-1) built a 35-28 halftime lead and led by as many as 20 points with 9:46 remaining. However, the Jayhawks battled back to close to within two points with 1:33 left.
Judith Ann Runft
November 24, 2001
Belleville Services for Judith Ann Runft, 54, Belleville, will be at 10 a.m. today at Belleville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. Mrs. Runft died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville.
Linda Kay Williams
November 24, 2001
Lane Graveside inurnment services for Linda Kay (Boomer) Williams, 41, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lane Cemetery. Ms. Williams died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, as the result of an automobile accident.
s illness and death
November 24, 2001
Here are tips for family members on dealing with the life-threatening illness and death of a child:
Warren C. Woelfel
November 24, 2001
Memorial services for Warren C. Woelfel, 92, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be at a later date in Stillwater, Okla. Mr. Woelfel died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
Taliban flee Kunduz by the hundreds, greeted as brothers by alliance that besieged them
November 24, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 5:12 p.m.) A trickle of surrendering Taliban became a flood Saturday, and those laying down arms were greeted like brothers by northern alliance fighters besieging Kunduz. It was unclear whether a hard core of foreigners loyal to Osama bin Laden would opt to fight to the finish.
Surrender imminent for last major stronghold in north of rigid Islamic militia
November 24, 2001
Northern alliance troops closed in Friday on Taliban and al-Qaida fighters trapped in Kunduz, seizing an outlying town without a fight. Alliance commanders said they expected the city to surrender this weekend.
in unsolved crime has attracted many admirers as well as criminal copycats
November 24, 2001
Thirty years have passed since D.B. Cooper jumped from a hijacked jetliner with $200,000 in ransom money and disappeared into a remote forest. With the 30th anniversary of the crime today, Cooper’s escapade remains unsolved.
Santa delights youngsters with arrival downtown
November 24, 2001
By Mindie Paget Two-year-old John Johanning thought he was the first kid in Lawrence to see Santa Claus. That was Thursday, when his relatives came over for Thanksgiving. “He thought one of his uncles was Santa because he’s got gray hair and a beard and blue eyes,” said his mother, Roxy Johanning.
Corps official blasts KDOT
November 24, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A top regional official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday the Kansas Department of Transportation is trying to undermine a key environmental study of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
America suffers no fatalities due to enemy action in Afghan war
November 24, 2001
After nearly seven weeks, the unconventional war in Afghanistan has produced an unlikely statistic: Not one U.S. service member has been killed by enemy action.
Salvation Army rings in season by kicking off kettle campaign
November 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis Nothing signifies the holiday season quite like Christmas carols, sleigh bells and a red kettle. All were in evidence Friday outside Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St., as Jerry Collie rang his bells to raise money for the Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle” holiday season fund-raiser, a small stereo nearby chirping out seasonal songs.
Additional suspects sought in homicide
November 24, 2001
By Tim Rogers Special to the Journal-World Costa Rican authorities say the suspect arrested this week in connection with the May stabbing death of Kansas University student Shannon Martin probably did not act alone.
Immigrants take break for holidays
Many are ready to leave U.S. jobs behind, head home for Christmas
November 24, 2001
For Yovani Dircas Leiva, Guatemala is home. But America is opportunity. For many Hispanic immigrants such as Leiva, the holidays are a time of bittersweet travels.
Committee puts focus on school budget cuts
Lawrence board members not waiting for state to drop hammer
November 24, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Leni Salkind said she hopes the district’s budget committee will find wasteful spending in the city’s public schools. “We’re not that perfect,” she said. “I’m hoping we’ll find something that’s not working out well.”
Program offers coverage for breast cancer victims
November 24, 2001
Low- and moderate-income Kansas women who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer may be eligible for Medicaid coverage, officials said. Coverage is available to women screened, diagnosed and found to need treatment through the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Dunn services
November 24, 2001
Merritt services
November 24, 2001
Kansans are generous with Sept. 11 causes
November 24, 2001
No sooner had the dimensions of the Sept. 11 attacks become clear than Kansans began looking for ways to help. In Salina, the co-owners of a promotions company quickly began printing patriotic T-shirts and selling them at no profit for $6 apiece to raise money for the American Red Cross.
State Briefs
November 24, 2001
TOPEKA: Medicaid fraud alleged El Dorado: New veterans memorial design wins approval
Budget brainwashing
November 24, 2001
Harry Potter has Smart Growth lessons
November 24, 2001
By Samuel Staley Reason Public Policy Institute I was more than a little embarrassed. Owls were desperately trying to deliver Harry Potter’s acceptance letter to Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, and I was thinking about urban sprawl!
Train your cat to scratch an acceptable object
Kitty can learn to use a post before furniture-clawing becomes a destructive habit
November 24, 2001
First your cat disemboweled the couch and then he clawed hieroglyphics onto the antique furniture. We may not like it, but cats have a strong desire to scratch it’s an inherited, normal behavior.
All-Area capsules
November 24, 2001
A trail for all seasons
Lawrence native conquers 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail
November 24, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Some do it for the bragging rights. Others to “find themselves.” Still others, like Lawrence native Leslie Scally, hike the entire 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail just to do it. Scally is among an elite group called “thru-hikers” who traverse the trail in one continuous hike, usually taking from four to six months from start to finish.
LSU slips past No. 24 Arkansas, 41-38
November 24, 2001
LSU received record-setting performances from LaBrandon Toefield and Josh Reed and shook off a string of mistakes to stay alive in the Southeastern Conference Western Division title race.
Cunningham scoffs at QB controversy
Baltimore backup says Ravens should show support for Grbac
November 24, 2001
This is where Randall Cunningham’s experience comes in. And it has nothing to do with his ability on the field, where Cunningham has played in 159 games in his 16-year career. It is about Cunningham using the professionalism drawn from such a long haul to help defuse a potentially nasty situation off the field.
Frosh Floodman filling in
Freshman linebacker likely to start again today
November 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Banks Floodman’s baptism by fire will apparently continue today. For the second straight game, Floodman, a true freshman out of Wichita Collegiate, is expected to replace senior Marcus Rogers at middle linebacker when Kansas tangles with Wyoming in its season football finale.
OU’s Hybl finishing with flourish
November 24, 2001
After a so-so start and a rocky middle of the season, Oklahoma quarterback Nate Hybl is finishing well. Hybl, who lost his starting job to Jason White at midseason because of injury problems and White’s impressive play, has thrown for 816 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions in the past three games.
Baylor must wait for shot at ending Big 12 skid
Bears have 10 months of offseason, nonconference season before 2002 conference opener
November 24, 2001
Baylor coach Kevin Steele knows that 29-game Big 12 losing streak has to end one day. It just won’t be anytime soon. The Bears will have to go through another long offseason and more than 10 months before their 2002 conference opener before even getting another chance.
OSU last hurdle for Sooners
November 24, 2001
One more step. For No. 4 Oklahoma, today’s game against Oklahoma State isn’t so much about beating the in-state rival as it is about moving closer to what the Sooners hope will be a spot in the national championship game.
Notre Dame football no paradise these days
November 24, 2001
Graduation rates are high. TV ratings are low. The schedule is brutal. The team is struggling, and Coach Bob Davie is once again under fire. Welcome to Notre Dame football, an autumn exercise in frustration and mediocrity.
Business Briefcase
November 24, 2001
Retail Brand Alliance buys chain for $225 million Oil industry: Russia’s pledge isn’t enough to please other producers Auto industry: Volkswagen van running out of gas, officials say Europe: Investors send pound up after unconvincing speech
When the unthinkable happens: dealing with a child’s death
November 24, 2001
By Jan Biles A child dying before his parents goes against the natural order of life. But Alva Skiles says it occurs more often than people might think.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks ready for last game against Wyoming
November 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the feelings of the Jayhawks going into their last game of the season against Wyoming.
Jayhawks already optimistic about next year
November 24, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University’s football team doesn’t even know who is going to be the head coach next season and already the Jayhawks are talking bowl game. Before looking too far down the road, though, KU has to put the finishing touches on a disappointing 2001 campaign, which saw Terry Allen be dismissed with three games remaining.
Freshman linebacker likely to start again today
November 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Banks Floodman’s baptism by fire will apparently continue today. For the second straight game, Floodman, a true freshman out of Wichita Collegiate, is expected to replace senior Marcus Rogers at middle linebacker when Kansas tangles with Wyoming in its season football finale.
6Sports video report: Women Jayhawks, Indians fall in tournament play
November 24, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the losses KU and Haskell women’s basketball teams suffered in tournament play.
Iraq next stop in terror war
November 24, 2001
Iraq tops the lists of countries where the United States might take its war on terrorism next. Some other places Somalia, Sudan, Kashmir could also face military attacks if Osama bin Laden flees there.
Recreation Calendar
November 24, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Wanted: Volunteers for celebration
November 24, 2001
Organization/event: “Langston Hughes Let America Be America Again” symposium Contact: Heather Hoy, program manager, Kansas University Continuing Education
Festival of Trees branches out to include Santa, wreaths
November 24, 2001
By Jan Biles The Festival of Trees is typically just that: a large array of Christmas trees decked out in unusual, traditional or whimsical decorations displayed Monday through Thursday in Liberty Hall.
Hormone replacement poses difficult dilemma
November 24, 2001
My daughter’s doctor wants her to take hormone replacement therapy. He maintains that the benefits far outweigh the risks and downplays the dangers of breast cancer. As a breast cancer survivor (I had one breast removed, followed by chemo), I don’t want her to have to go through all that.
Anti-Taliban militia leader believes bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan
November 24, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 8:50 a.m.) A senior militia commander in the eastern city of Jalalabad said Saturday that he believes Osama bin Laden was nearby, moving at night on horseback and sleeping in caves during the day.
s home
November 24, 2001
Deepening the mystery surrounding the nation’s latest anthrax death, preliminary tests Friday found no trace of the germ in the 94-year-old victim’s home, on her mail or at her post office.
Festival of Trees branches out to include Santa, wreaths
November 24, 2001
By Jan Biles The Festival of Trees is typically just that: a large array of Christmas trees decked out in unusual, traditional or whimsical decorations displayed Monday through Thursday in Liberty Hall.
s Reynolds were great league rookies, too
November 24, 2001
By Bill Mayer Oklahoma footballer Billy Vessels won the Heisman Trophy in 1952 and was involved in a lot of worthwhile good citizen ventures prior to his recent death at age 70. But he got off to a rascally start after he left Cleveland, Okla., to become a Sooner immortal.
Immediate volunteer needs
November 24, 2001
Here are some other volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Briefly
November 24, 2001
Washington: Powell extends restrictions on American travel to Libya New York: Firefighter action figure raises funds for department TOKYO: Japan to commit troops for Afghan relief efforts
Briefly
November 24, 2001
Washington: Powell extends restrictions on American travel to Libya New York: Firefighter action figure raises funds for department TOKYO: Japan to commit troops for Afghan relief efforts
4-H news
November 24, 2001
Eudora 4-H Club members played a game of charades during their Nov. 5 meeting. For the program, Lucas Wright discussed the hunter’s safety course; Justin Ballock presented a toolbox that he made; and Clara Spring showed her cat named Halo.
4-H news
November 24, 2001
s lover dies at 82
November 24, 2001
Sheila Colman, who worked diligently to restore the reputation of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, has died at age 82. Colman died Nov. 15 at her farm south of London, according to an obituary published in The Daily Telegraph. The cause was not announced.
British contestants arrested
November 24, 2001
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of cheating on the British version of the TV game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Maj. Charles Ingram and his wife, Diana, were arrested at their home west of London.
Dogs and cats can come and go as they please
November 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Dog owners Craig Josling and Judy Hintzman love their pet door for their three dogs. “All three dogs are indoor dogs, so it was just easier than having to open the door when it was raining and let them outside,” Josling said.
Pet briefs
November 24, 2001
Hands-free leash helps with juggling Patriotic pooches can get their own colors
s death
November 24, 2001
By Jan Biles A child dying before his parents goes against the natural order of life. But Alva Skiles says it occurs more often than people might think.
Kitty can learn to use a post before furniture-clawing becomes a destructive habit
November 24, 2001
First your cat disemboweled the couch and then he clawed hieroglyphics onto the antique furniture. We may not like it, but cats have a strong desire to scratch it’s an inherited, normal behavior.
Steamy conditions affected Jayhawks
November 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Wayne Duke, former commissioner of the Big Eight and Big Ten conferences and now director of the Maui Invitational, was dismayed that several players suffered cramps at the three-day basketball tourney in steamy Lahaina Civic Center.
Providing pain relief a delicate balance
November 24, 2001
A loved one is dying of a painful cancer. Is she getting enough pain medicine? Possibly not. Cancers and their treatments are painful. More than nine of 10 patients could find relief in narcotics.
Botox treatment offers temporary wrinkle relief
November 24, 2001
By Kim Hall Do you have crow’s-feet? What about forehead wrinkles or frown lines? Many people have some sort of imperfection on their face they’d like to hide, and a treatment called Botox may be able to help.
Lawrence native conquers 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail
November 24, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Some do it for the bragging rights. Others to “find themselves.” Still others, like Lawrence native Leslie Scally, hike the entire 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail just to do it. Scally is among an elite group called “thru-hikers” who traverse the trail in one continuous hike, usually taking from four to six months from start to finish.
Haskell women tripped by Huron
November 24, 2001
Haskell Indian Nations University shot just 35 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers in a 70-63 women’s college basketball loss to Huron here Friday in the Huron Thanksgiving Tournament.
Love New York
November 24, 2001
To the editor: Susan Kraus’ article in the Journal World of October 25 deserves an echo. She wrote movingly of her week in New York City.
America suffers no fatalities due to enemy action in Afghan war
November 24, 2001
After nearly seven weeks, the unconventional war in Afghanistan has produced an unlikely statistic: Not one U.S. service member has been killed by enemy action.
Americans rethink holiday spending
November 24, 2001
With many Americans saying they want to keep their holiday focused more on family than presents, retailers pulled out the stops Friday in an effort to lure consumers into stores for the holiday shopping season.
Engagements
November 24, 2001
Robby bests Jeff in battle of Gordons
November 24, 2001
It’s rare to see Jeff Gordon lose his cool on the track. It’s even rarer to see Robby Gordon win a race. Both happened Friday in NASCAR’s season finale at New Hampshire International Speedway, a race rescheduled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Vessels wasn’t singular soph sensation
Jayhawks’ Hoag, Nebraska’s Reynolds were great league rookies, too
November 24, 2001
By Bill Mayer Oklahoma footballer Billy Vessels won the Heisman Trophy in 1952 and was involved in a lot of worthwhile good citizen ventures prior to his recent death at age 70. But he got off to a rascally start after he left Cleveland, Okla., to become a Sooner immortal.
Haskell women tripped by Huron
November 24, 2001
Haskell Indian Nations University shot just 35 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers in a 70-63 women’s college basketball loss to Huron here Friday in the Huron Thanksgiving Tournament.
Wedding
November 24, 2001
Panorama: Clinton Lake intake structure and control tower
November 24, 2001
Preliminary testing reveals no anthrax in victim’s home
November 24, 2001
Deepening the mystery surrounding the nation’s latest anthrax death, preliminary tests Friday found no trace of the germ in the 94-year-old victim’s home, on her mail or at her post office.
Iraq next stop in terror war
November 24, 2001
Iraq tops the lists of countries where the United States might take its war on terrorism next. Some other places Somalia, Sudan, Kashmir could also face military attacks if Osama bin Laden flees there.
Area shoppers ignore gloomy forecast
Americans rethink holiday spending
November 24, 2001
With many Americans saying they want to keep their holiday focused more on family than presents, retailers pulled out the stops Friday in an effort to lure consumers into stores for the holiday shopping season.
Bargain hunters out in force at Lawrence stores
November 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig and Tim Carpenter Shoppers were sleepy-eyed but cheerful as they waited more than an hour to get at the best deals. Before sunrise Friday, droves of shoppers hit chain stores on South Iowa Street in Lawrence, kicking off what historically has been the biggest shopping day of the year.
Noose tightens around Taliban-held city
Surrender imminent for last major stronghold in north of rigid Islamic militia
November 24, 2001
Northern alliance troops closed in Friday on Taliban and al-Qaida fighters trapped in Kunduz, seizing an outlying town without a fight. Alliance commanders said they expected the city to surrender this weekend.
Americans are receiving Korean War recognition
November 24, 2001
American servicemen are receiving medals from the Korean government in tribute for their sacrifice and service more than 50 years after they fought in South Korea. Already more than 112,000 Korean War Service Medals have been issued.
Defender of Oscar Wilde’s lover dies at 82
November 24, 2001
Sheila Colman, who worked diligently to restore the reputation of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, has died at age 82. Colman died Nov. 15 at her farm south of London, according to an obituary published in The Daily Telegraph. The cause was not announced.
Liquor industry, Mormons tangle
November 24, 2001
In this predominantly Mormon city, brewery owner Greg Schirf came up with a provocative name for his beer Polygamy Porter and ran a radio ad asking: “Why have just one?” Schirf planned a racy billboard, too, with a scantily clad man surrounded by women, and the slogan: “Take some home for the wives.” But that was where he crossed the line.
Nation Briefs
November 24, 2001
California: Tractor driver killed in Amtrak collision Oregon: Workers attach line to drifting oil tanker
Study: Cloned cows normal
November 24, 2001
Cloned cows that reach adulthood appear normal by every available medical test, are capable of reproducing and show no obvious genetic problems, according to a new scientific paper that might help accelerate the development of a commercial market for cloned farm animals.
Area Briefs
November 24, 2001
Duplex fire displaces Eudoran from her home Baldwin preschool site committee to meet Fire destroys barn; cause is unknown
Statewide primaries put GOP split in focus
November 24, 2001
The two great political camps appear to have selected their candidates for most statewide offices, the races allowing voters to choose between different views of government.
Botox treatment offers temporary wrinkle relief
November 24, 2001
By Kim Hall Do you have crow’s-feet? What about forehead wrinkles or frown lines? Many people have some sort of imperfection on their face they’d like to hide, and a treatment called Botox may be able to help.
Deliveryman disguises aid police in arrests
November 24, 2001
For the second time in a month, Wichita police detectives posed as deliverymen to nab criminals who bought furniture with someone else’s credit card. The latest sting occurred Wednesday, when officers wearing jackets from Furniture on Consignment delivered a $1,900 oak bedroom set to a home.
Providing pain relief a delicate balance
November 24, 2001
A loved one is dying of a painful cancer. Is she getting enough pain medicine? Possibly not. Cancers and their treatments are painful. More than nine of 10 patients could find relief in narcotics.
Huskers hammered - Colorado 62, Nebraska 36
Brown scores six touchdowns, leads Buffs to stunning victory
November 24, 2001
Punished by an unprecedented scoring onslaught, Nebraska tumbled out of the national title chase. A 32-point deficit and Chris Brown’s record-setting six touchdowns proved too much even for the powerful Cornhuskers to overcome.
Former officer found guilty of destroying evidence
November 24, 2001
A former Hiawatha police officer has been found guilty of felony official misconduct for destroying evidence by burning marijuana. Brian Adcock was acquitted Wednesday on a second charge of theft. He faces nine to 23 months in jail when he is sentenced Dec. 28.
Wichita gives nod to cafe service on public walks
November 24, 2001
By the time spring weather returns, restaurants in downtown, Old Town and Delano in Wichita will be able to open cafes that serve food and alcohol on public sidewalks. City officials hope the availability of outdoor dining will draw more people downtown, where the city has spent millions on parking, landscaping, art and other improvements.
Blood and money
November 24, 2001
Journa-World Editorial Things could get testy in a fang-and-claw conflict over a Dracula Park. One might not expect an arch-villain like the legendary vampire Dracula to be the focal point of a struggle over dollars and cents, or whatever legal tender they use in Romania. But that is precisely what has happened.
A little ‘Shallow Hal’ is in all of us
November 24, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald “Beauty’s only skin deep” the Temptations, 1966 “My baby, she’s cute as can be” the Temptations, 1965 The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance won’t like this, but I saw “Shallow Hal” the other day.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 24, 2001
Team tries to preserve prairie sites
November 24, 2001
An unlikely coalition of ranchers and environmentalists is working to preserve Kansas prairie from development. New subdivisions and hobby-sized ranches are not as common as in Colorado, Utah or Wyoming. But suburbia is reaching into areas where once only animals lived.
Tourney director laments cramping
Steamy conditions affected Jayhawks
November 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Wayne Duke, former commissioner of the Big Eight and Big Ten conferences and now director of the Maui Invitational, was dismayed that several players suffered cramps at the three-day basketball tourney in steamy Lahaina Civic Center.
Eudora dominates J-W squad
November 24, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Check the accompanying photo and you’ll notice a lot of Cardinal red. Eudora High, which finished 9-2 and advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals for the second consecutive season, dominated the 2001 Journal-World all-area football team with four first-team selections.
Top 25 men: Fresno State trips MSU
No. 23 Bulldogs clip No. 13 Spartans, 63-58
November 24, 2001
Maybe Melvin Ely is just a slow starter. Fresno State’s 6-foot-10 center was scoreless in the first half but more than made up for it with 14 second-half points to lead the Bulldogs to a 63-58 victory over No. 13 Michigan State on Friday in the consolation game of the preseason NIT.
Top 25 women: No. 2 Vols top No. 5 La. Tech
November 24, 2001
Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore believed it just made sense for Tennessee’s Michelle Snow to score 27 points. Snow had a career high in scoring, blocked four shots and made 9-of-10 free throws Friday night as the second-ranked Vols beat No. 5 Louisiana Tech 90-75.
Business booming at indoor climbing gyms
November 24, 2001
In a valley surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Wendy Howell and a dozen other climbers were indoors one August afternoon, scaling the artificial rock walls of the Estes Park Mountain Shop.
Texas turns back A&M
Longhorns survive scare, score 14 in fourth quarter for 21-7 victory
November 24, 2001
Texas finally got the wind and Cedric Benson going in the same direction. Working with their backs to wind gusts up to 20 mph, the No. 5 Longhorns broke up a defensive struggle with Benson’s two fourth-quarter touchdown runs for a 21-7 victory over Texas A&M on Friday.
Longhorns reach elusive 10th victory
November 24, 2001
Texas gained the 10th win it wanted. Now the No. 5 Longhorns wait to see if the Bowl Championship Series shakes out in their favor. With Friday’s 21-7 victory over Texas A&M, the Longhorns (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) recorded their first 10-win season since 1995 and just their third since 1983.
TCU stings No. 17 Louisville
Cardinals’ seven-game winning streak stopped, 37-22
November 24, 2001
Louisville couldn’t overcome another early two-touchdown deficit, but the 17th-ranked Cardinals really didn’t really lose anything. Despite their 37-22 loss Friday at TCU, which scored two touchdowns in the first two minutes, the Cardinals (10-2, 6-1 C-USA) had already clinched the outright Conference USA title for the second year in a row and a berth in the Liberty Bowl.
Fresno State rolls, 40-21, bags bowl bid
November 24, 2001
David Carr found out his postseason schedule will include a trip to San Jose. He hopes to make a stop in New York as well. Carr threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns to become Fresno State’s single-season passing leader as the No. 23 Bulldogs locked up a bowl bid with a 40-21 victory over San Jose State on Friday.
Rookies had rough Winston Cup season
November 24, 2001
Five rookies burst onto the Winston Cup scene this year looking for the success and spoils achieved by some of the past classes of new drivers. Only Kevin Harvick did very well, and he wasn’t even supposed to be part of the group.
Fans bundle up for season finale
November 24, 2001
Snowmobile suits and insulated boots replaced shorts and sandals as race fans bundled up against the chill to watch the Winston Cup race postponed from warmer September after the terrorist attacks.
Dodge Diversity Program selects Lester
Record 23 drivers have earned berths in next February’s Budweiser Shootout
November 24, 2001
Bill Lester will drive next season for Bobby Hamilton Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series, taking the wheel of the No. 8 Dodge Dealers Ram 1500. The automaker is the team’s primary sponsor as part of its Dodge Diversity Program for minority drivers and technicians.
What does the future hold?
Jayhawks already optimistic about next year
November 24, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University’s football team doesn’t even know who is going to be the head coach next season and already the Jayhawks are talking bowl game. Before looking too far down the road, though, KU has to put the finishing touches on a disappointing 2001 campaign, which saw Terry Allen be dismissed with three games remaining.
Pinkel’s defensive-line gamble pays for Mizzou
November 24, 2001
Looking back, Gary Pinkel figures maybe he got away with one. The first-year Missouri coach came to spring practice and saw a defensive line hurt by graduation and the loss of junior All American Justin Smith to the NFL. So Pinkel took a gamble, moving three players to positions they had never before played.
Florida stakes claim to Receiver U. tag
Caldwell, Gaffney, Jacobs establish UF as one of nation’s best receiving teams
November 24, 2001
One was a high school quarterback. Another nearly got kicked off the team. The third was so far down the depth chart, he almost became an afterthought. Indeed, it was hard to predict greatness considering the backgrounds of the three receivers putting up big numbers for No. 3 Florida this season Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney and Taylor Jacobs.
Friends and neighbors
November 24, 2001
Downtown development on the rise
E-tailers use gimmicks to draw sales
November 24, 2001
There’s a war going on over the holiday online shopper. You can’t click on a Web shopping site without a barrage of offers popping up or blinking red: Free shipping. $20 rebates for every $100 spent. DVD players for $99. Buy now, pay later.
Companies desire people skills
Lawrence center hopes to offer training through academy
November 24, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A new “academy” that would train employees on skills such as showing up for work on time and workplace etiquette would be a big help to area companies, a new survey by the Lawrence Workforce Center shows.
Investors lift stocks in short session
November 24, 2001
Investors returned from the Thanksgiving holiday in a buying mood Friday, sending blue chip stocks to strong gains and reversing the profit-taking trend of recent sessions. The Dow Jones industrial average ended an abbreviated trading session up 125.03 to 9,959.71. For the week, the Dow climbed 92.72 points, or 0.9 percent.
Fed mulls method of measuring poverty
November 24, 2001
Federal agencies are exploring new ways to measure poverty, a politically delicate endeavor that could boost the number of Americans considered to be among the poorest of the poor.
Daily Ticker
November 24, 2001
Woods rides to rescue
Skins Game receives needed TV boost
November 24, 2001
When the Skins Game made its debut with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus trying to win holes for cash, it was an immediate hit with television viewers starved for offseason golf over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Minnesota faithful suspect slippage
After two straight bowl seasons, Glen Mason’s Gophers have a 3-7 record going into today’s finale
November 24, 2001
About a month ago, Glen Mason took a bow. The Minnesota football team had just defeated Michigan State and did so fairly impressively. Before he walked into the locker room, Mason stopped in front of the student section at the Metrodome, part of the largest crowd of the season, and waved. Then he took the bow.
6News video report: Santa welcomed in downtown Lawrence
November 24, 2001
Tina Terry reports on Santa’s arrival in downtown Lawrence.
Finding your way through a child’s illness and death
November 24, 2001
Here are tips for family members on dealing with the life-threatening illness and death of a child:
Around and about
November 24, 2001
The annual Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneer Day was celebrated Nov. 2 with a potluck dinner at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Those who attended were Lowry and Grace Anderson; Margaret Blaker; Marty Bragg; Russell and Juanita Bailey; Lyle Beers; Babe and Lewis Bell; Bud and Erma Bruns; Shirley Cox; Rosie French; George and Florence Faler; Janet Gardner; Liz House; Judy Jackson; Felix Karlin; Phillip and June Keffer; Wilma and Dale Leuthold; Kandy Lehmann; Mike and Joy Menhusen; Bill and Darlene Naff; Rick and Charlotte Prosser; Merry Sweet; Sam, Wanda and Linda Salmans; Quay Smith; Pat Sullivan; Brett Sayre; and Larry Waltman.
People
November 24, 2001
It’s all in the name Big fish looking for new pond Peck puts celebrity in charity Jazz artist inspired by tragedy
Club news
November 24, 2001
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s Nov. 14 game was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. The North-South winners were Alice Leitch and Karen Mills, followed by Richard Moore and Barbara McCorkle. Barbara Hamilton and Bill Hamilton placed third, followed by Don Brennaman and Betty Spalsbury.
Club news
November 24, 2001
Dunn services
November 24, 2001
Funeral services for Elizabeth Katie Dunn, 91, Lenexa, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. Private burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Miss Dunn died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Engagements
November 24, 2001
Bloss-Green Ron and Jan Bloss, Wellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Kaye Bloss, Satanta, to Justin Paul Green, Olathe, son of Mike and Jeanie Green, Sublette.
Linda Kay Williams
November 24, 2001
Love New York
November 24, 2001
Military news
November 24, 2001
Ryan Strong has graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant assigned to a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force. Strong completed a six-week, in-resident course with instruction in six major areas of study. The areas of study included military training, professional development, communicative skills, leadership and management, defense studies, and physical training. After graduation, the lieutenant either attends further career development training or returns to his or her resident state unit of assignment.
Military news
November 24, 2001
Pet briefs
November 24, 2001
Hands-free leash helps with juggling Patriotic pooches can get their own colors
Scouting news
November 24, 2001
Members of Boy Scout Troop 65, chartered to the Baldwin Rotary Club, bicycled the Prairie Spirit Trail from Ottawa to Garnett on Nov. 10. They then visited the Santa Fe Depot and set up camp at Garnett City Lake. They returned to Ottawa by bicycle on Nov. 11, completing a 50-mile round trip. Scouts who participated were Kenton Shuck, Mark Westgate, Kirsten Shuck, Jake Hogsett, Evan Wilson, Alexander Coffey and Bill Ojanguren. Adult leaders who participated were Scoutmaster Martin Pressgrove, Tom Beuthien, Todd Coffey and Tom Wilson. The Troop hosted the Pelathe District R.E.D. (religious emblem demonstration) Team on Nov. 12. Members of the team who made the presentation were David Berkowitz from Troop 52 and Ken Baldwin from Troop 53. They talked about the religious emblem program available for most religious affiliations and denominations through their congregations. Berkowitz and Baldwin also encouraged the boys to get their religious emblem. Any Scout organization desiring a presentation may contact Berkowitz at 841-7247.
Scouting news
November 24, 2001
Wedding
November 24, 2001
Fisher-Dyches Paula Rose Fisher, Lawrence, and Sean David Dyches, Overland Park, were married Nov. 3, 2001, at the St. Louis Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chesterfield, Mo.
Warren C. Woelfel
November 24, 2001
Wyoming Roster
November 24, 2001
Hampton stings Kansas women in Puerto Rico
November 24, 2001
Nicole Braithwaite scored 21 points and snatched 11 rebounds to boost Hampton to a 67-63 win over Kansas in a first-round game of the San Juan Shootout on Friday afternoon. Hampton (1-1) built a 35-28 halftime lead and led by as many as 20 points with 9:46 remaining. However, the Jayhawks battled back to close to within two points with 1:33 left.
Wyoming far removed from 10-2 season
November 24, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Once upon a time in the not so far away, Wyoming’s football team posted a 10-2 record under coach Joe Tiller, now at Purdue. That was in 1996. Four years later, under first-year coach Vic Koenning, the Cowboys did an about-face. They finished 1-10. This year hasn’t been much better.
Wyoming Roster
November 24, 2001
Briefly
November 24, 2001
Festival of Trees to begin More than 50 decorated holiday trees will be on display at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday when the Festival of Trees begins. The trees will be on display through Thursday and will be auctioned at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Money generated from the sales and from donations collected during viewing sessions benefits The Shelter. The auction has been a major fund-raising enterprise for The Shelter the past 15 years. The Christmas trees are available for viewing on auction day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trees also may be viewed Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A $2 donation is requested for adult admission to view the trees. The trees are decorated by local businesses, civic groups and individuals. ______________________________ Lawrence schools: Board member has ideas about tires for district vans The rubber should meet the road on new Lawrence school district vehicles only if Firestone isn’t involved, says board member Jack Davidson. Davidson said he was in favor of the district buying new eight-passenger vans for Lawrence High School and Free State High School if the vehicles didn’t ride on Firestone tires. “I’d hate that we’d have a problem,” Davidson said. The district plans to buy the two vans for $36,766 from Laird Noller Automotive in Lawrence. Ford Motor Co., the world’s second largest automaker, and Bridgestone Corp., which owns Firestone, face hundreds of lawsuits over accidents involving vehicles that rolled over after Firestone tires lost their tread in highway blowouts. Federal regulators have linked 271 deaths and more than 800 injuries to the tires. ______________________________ Americana: Patriotism theme to pervade annual Christmas parade The annual Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas parade also will feature some old-fashioned patriotism. The parade of decorated horse-drawn carriages down Massachusetts Street will carry a patriotic theme because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said Raegann Urish, who works at the front desk of the historic hotel. Urish said there are more than 115 entrants ready to ride in the parade, which will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. ______________________________ Legal issues: Committee on child support seeks input from public The Kansas Supreme Court’s Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee is seeking opinions from people who either pay or receive child support. The survey, which can be found online at www.kscourts.org, is confidential and seeks input about the appropriateness of the amount of child support ordered and if the court considered adjustments allowed by the current Kansas Child Support Guidelines. The survey will be open to the public until Friday. Responses to the survey will be used by the Kansas Supreme Court to make changes in the child support guidelines.Festival of Trees to begin More than 50 decorated holiday trees will be on display at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday when the Festival of Trees begins. The trees will be on display through Thursday and will be auctioned at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Money generated from the sales and from donations collected during viewing sessions benefits The Shelter. The auction has been a major fund-raising enterprise for The Shelter the past 15 years. The Christmas trees are available for viewing on auction day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trees also may be viewed Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A $2 donation is requested for adult admission to view the trees. The trees are decorated by local businesses, civic groups and individuals. ______________________________ Lawrence schools: Board member has ideas about tires for district vans The rubber should meet the road on new Lawrence school district vehicles only if Firestone isn’t involved, says board member Jack Davidson. Davidson said he was in favor of the district buying new eight-passenger vans for Lawrence High School and Free State High School if the vehicles didn’t ride on Firestone tires. “I’d hate that we’d have a problem,” Davidson said. The district plans to buy the two vans for $36,766 from Laird Noller Automotive in Lawrence. Ford Motor Co., the world’s second largest automaker, and Bridgestone Corp., which owns Firestone, face hundreds of lawsuits over accidents involving vehicles that rolled over after Firestone tires lost their tread in highway blowouts. Federal regulators have linked 271 deaths and more than 800 injuries to the tires. ______________________________ Americana: Patriotism theme to pervade annual Christmas parade The annual Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas parade also will feature some old-fashioned patriotism. The parade of decorated horse-drawn carriages down Massachusetts Street will carry a patriotic theme because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said Raegann Urish, who works at the front desk of the historic hotel. Urish said there are more than 115 entrants ready to ride in the parade, which will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. ______________________________ Legal issues: Committee on child support seeks input from public The Kansas Supreme Court’s Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee is seeking opinions from people who either pay or receive child support. The survey, which can be found online at www.kscourts.org, is confidential and seeks input about the appropriateness of the amount of child support ordered and if the court considered adjustments allowed by the current Kansas Child Support Guidelines. The survey will be open to the public until Friday. Responses to the survey will be used by the Kansas Supreme Court to make changes in the child support guidelines.