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U.S. Marine helicopters attack convoy
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 1:49 p.m.) U.S. Marine helicopter gunships attacked an armored column Monday “in the vicinity of” the new base the Americans have created in the Afghan desert to press their war on terrorism, a Marine spokesman said.
Bush calls for economic stimulus plan
November 26, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 1:11 p.m.) President Bush said the recession officially declared Monday should act as a clarion call for Congress to quickly approve an economic stimulus plan.
Marines seize airstrip
Bush: Troops to hunt down Sept. 11 terrorists
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 1:06 p.m.) An initial force of about 500 Marines seized an airstrip in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. President Bush said the troops would assist in hunting down terrorists linked to the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
Battle rages anew for northern Afghan fortress
November 26, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:17 a.m.) Dozens of captured fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden used rockets to battle anti-Taliban forces Monday from the tower of a mud-walled fortress where hundreds of their comrades were killed a day earlier, witnesses said.
Marines vow to finish fight
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 6:54 a.m.) It began with a prayer, last-minute firing practice and a reminder of why they were preparing to fight U.S. Marines about to land in Afghanistan stenciled their vehicles and weapons systems with black silhouettes of the now-demolished World Trade Center and the numbers “9/11.”
Schools eager for wireless revolution
Budget crisis may delay district’s technology plan
November 26, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Deerfield School students and teachers will soon begin an experiment in academic mobility using new wireless computers. The big question will be whether 15 new Dell laptops an identical set is bound for East Heights School offer more learning options than a traditional, stationary computer lab.
Contest seeks amateur liars
November 26, 2001
The annual World Champion Liar contest is soliciting entries from anyone who isn’t a politician.
Potter’ works 2nd week of movie magic
But overall box revenues down from last Thanksgiving weekend
November 26, 2001
“Harry Potter” is laughing all the way to Gringotts bank, where wizards stash their loot.
Extremism’s growth monitored
November 26, 2001
After decades of dormancy under the iron-fisted rule of former dictator Suharto, Islamic militancy is on the rise in Indonesia and U.S. officials fear its newfound democracy is threatened. They warn that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network has taken advantage of lax security to infiltrate Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Security’ a buzzword for lobbyists
November 26, 2001
The lobby for road-sign makers is using a new pitch for its traditional request for more federal highway safety money: Better traffic-routing devices would help motorists flee cities more quickly and safely during a terrorist attack. Since Sept. 11, lobby groups as diverse as the American Traffic Safety Services Assn., farmers, the high-tech industry and energy producers have begun to promote long-standing proposals as suddenly vital to national security.
Travelers clog airports, highways
November 26, 2001
Across the nation, thousands of travelers braved congestion and increased security as they returned to airports, highways and railways during the first major travel period following the attacks.
Targeted high school declared safe
November 26, 2001
Police said Sunday it was safe to open a school where three teen-agers had allegedly plotted to use explosives and guns to kill fellow students.
City crime statistics creep back up
November 26, 2001
Many of the nation’s big cities are reporting a rise in murders this year, leading some crime experts to warn that the decadelong trend of good news on crime, much like the economy, might have come to an end.
Tornado survivors begin cleanup
November 26, 2001
David Dykes found his wedding ring in a pile of debris in his neighbor’s yard Sunday as he and other residents searched for their belongings amid the destruction caused by a killer tornado.
God’s Army teens reject U.S.
November 26, 2001
Wearing sneakers two sizes too big, Luther Htoo plays a clumsy game of volleyball with young friends who used to fight in his guerrilla band. His waif-like twin, Johnny, leans against the net post to watch the game and grins shyly.
Violence precedes start of U.S. Mideast peace effort
November 26, 2001
A spike in Mideast violence Sunday dampened prospects for a new peace effort, as a Palestinian teen died in a clash with Israeli soldiers and Israeli helicopters blasted buildings in Gaza after an Israeli soldier was killed.
20-year-old takes council seat
KU student Spring Hill’s youngest politician
November 26, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When Kansas University junior Tanner Fortney isn’t learning political science in the classroom, he’s learning it on the job. The 20-year-old political science major is the newest and youngest-ever member of the Spring Hill City Council.
Definitions fuzzy in Republican Party infighting
November 26, 2001
Carla Stovall is supposed to be the moderate running for the Republican nomination for governor, but she says her tough-on-crime stance as attorney general makes her conservative. State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger is the conservatives’ candidate, yet had a voting record as a legislator that gave him some support from traditional Democratic allies such as labor unions and plaintiffs’ attorneys.
Briefs
November 26, 2001
Thief takes fares from city buses McLouth school board schedules special meeting
On the record
November 26, 2001
KSU to sponsor Ag Computing Expo
November 26, 2001
An all-day Ag Computing Expo, sponsored by Kansas State University Research and Extension, will be Jan. 10 at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds Building 21. Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Adjournment will be at 4:30 p.m.
Lou Ellen Cantrell
November 26, 2001
Vesta I. Crowther
November 26, 2001
TV courses add learning options
November 26, 2001
Katherine Parrish stood at the front of her class in Dempster Hall, looked at a large television screen on the back wall and asked, “Malden, Poplar Bluff, can you hear me?”
FSU prof sues J.C. Penney
November 26, 2001
A Florida State music professor sued J.C. Penney Co., accusing the company of copyright infringement of the school’s fight song he wrote a half-century ago.
Holiday traffic fatalities total 12 in Missouri
November 26, 2001
Three additional deaths late Saturday and Sunday on Missouri roads brought the state’s total traffic-related fatalities to 12 people during the long holiday weekend.
Commissioners to study redistricting
November 26, 2001
County commissioners will conduct a study session at today’s meeting to review three proposals on how commission districts could be redrawn to make them equal in population.
Blank check for war a terrible idea
November 26, 2001
By Sheldon Richman Future of Freedom Foundation In the aftermath of the horrors of Sept. 11 and in our wish for justice for the perpetrators, we seem to have forgotten another kind of violence that is ready to befall America: the self-inflicted violence of an open-ended and essentially secret global war conducted by the U.S. government against an amorphous enemy, “Terrorism.” It would be the ultimate tragedy if our rational desire for justice was transmogrified into a blank check. The violence that such a thing would inflict on American society would not be of the metaphorical variety. It would be real, and the costs would be incalculable.
Open the door
November 26, 2001
Bush mocks the Constitution
November 26, 2001
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel The military trucks haven’t started rolling through our cities, picking up Arabs and Muslims and shuttling them off to internment camps. But the xenophobia of 1940s America is uncomfortably evident today.
Chiefs claim home win
KC nabs first Arrowhead victory of year
November 26, 2001
Ten games into a frustrating season, fans in Kansas City finally got to see their Chiefs win in person. In Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs had an NFL-best 65-15 home record in the ‘90s, they were 0-4 before Trent Green passed for 256 yards and Priest Holmes had 190 yards in total offense in a 19-7 victory Sunday over Seattle.
Report: Aide charged athletes
November 26, 2001
A former assistant coach at small colleges in Michigan, Florida and Louisiana was paid to help secure athletics scholarships for Yugoslavian basketball players, the Dayton Daily News reported Sunday.
Green spreads credit
KC quarterback lauds Holmes
November 26, 2001
When the Kansas City Chiefs were 2-7 and still looking for their first win at home, quarterback Trent Green volunteered to be their scapegoat.
Losses shake up AP Top 25
November 26, 2001
Losses for Nebraska and Oklahoma turned into big gains for Florida, Texas, Oregon and Tennessee in the AP media poll.
Norman earns cool $1 million
Woods, Parnevik, Montgomerie blanked at Skins Game
November 26, 2001
With one big birdie putt and one routine par, Greg Norman managed to recapture a bit of his old magic in the Skins Game. He played well, entertained fans and earned a cool $1 million.
Big 12 honors five players
November 26, 2001
Colorado’s Chris Brown, who rushed for a school-record six touchdowns in the Buffaloes’ upset of Nebraska, was named Sunday as the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the week.
What’s new
November 26, 2001
Verizon Wireless introduces V200 communicator Zoo Tycoon: It’s all about happy animals, zoo patrons
Cincinnati’s Warrick hurts his shoulder
November 26, 2001
Peter Warrick, Cincinnati’s leading receiver and punt returner, hurt his shoulder in the first half of Sunday’s 18-0 loss at Cleveland.
St. Joe’s drops Colorado, 81-75
November 26, 2001
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli put it succinctly.
Blue Devils club Portland
November 26, 2001
Top-ranked Duke will have to be content to win with defense and an inside game for now.
Sixers’ streak snapped
Raptors riddle red-hot Philadelphia, 107-88
November 26, 2001
The Philadelphia 76ers finally lost a game with Allen Iverson on the court.
Parker, Tinsley surprising
Rookie guards starting for Spurs, Pacers have done unthinkable this season
November 26, 2001
One slipped through most of draft’s first round because of poor performances in postseason tryout camps and what some perceived as a bad attitude in private workouts with several NBA teams.
Digital goes domestic
Home appliances enter a brave new world
November 26, 2001
During the past century, inventors have had a knack for bringing science fiction to life. They voyaged into the sea, though not quite to the middle of the Earth. They gave us moving pictures in our living room and a network of wireless communications devices. And they put a man on the moon. But none of those Einsteins created a gadget that could warn you when milk in the refrigerator was bad and order more.
Bright ideas take some effort
November 26, 2001
By Dave Toplikar Harry Potter’s got nothing on me. Over the years, I’ve uncovered an arsenal of spells and incantations guaranteed to clear a room of teens. Utter them and WHOOSH, you’re alone.
Bye-bye Explorer? New Netscape browser has fewer rough edges
November 26, 2001
As Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues its march to Internet world domination, those determined to resist are battling on bravely.
Give camera workshops a shot
November 26, 2001
These days, just about everything you want to know about photography can be found on the World Wide Web. All the major camera and film manufacturers offer how-to sections on their Web sites. Online chats and forums, in which experts and avid amateurs participate, also are a good source of information especially when it comes to new gear.
Sites make holiday shopping shipshape
November 26, 2001
Analysts say 6 million households will start buying online this holiday season. But how to get started? Here are a few sites for building confidence and shopping with ease.
Here are some ways to survive tough times
November 26, 2001
1. Avoid irrevocable decisions. Identify decisions that can’t be sidestepped and postpone the rest for a less emotional time. 2. Identify where you could scrape up cash fast. Could you sell investments or company stock? (Don’t forget to set aside cash to pay taxes.) Could you borrow from family and friends or against your home or 401(k)? Consider taking out a home-equity line of credit before you get laid off.
Financial planner urges ‘Over My Head’ to focus on debt
November 26, 2001
Nearly every week I hear from someone desperately in debt. One recent e-mail from a woman who called herself In Over My Head began: “I am 33 years old and my annual income is about $32,000 to $35,000. I have credit-card debt to the tune of $25,000 (at 15.9 percent interest). I know I was foolish and careless to let myself get this far in debt.
On the money: Shop around for best credit card rate
November 26, 2001
Falling interest rates have led to a decline in the rates credit cards charge for carrying a balance. With rates down right now, it might be a good time for you to do some comparison-shopping to find cards offering the best rates or transfer an existing account onto a low-rate card.
Edna A. Caldwell
November 26, 2001
George Edwin Person
November 26, 2001
Services for George Edwin Person, 65, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial with military honors will be in the National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Person died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Actor chooses higher profile roles, clears up false reports
November 26, 2001
Hounded for years by photographers, Brad Pitt can’t escape his star status.
Future of health care full of benefits and fears
November 26, 2001
Imagine a world in which you carry your entire DNA profile on a plastic card in your wallet, which your doctor could swipe through a machine to make a nearly instantaneous diagnosis. Or a world where such diseases as Alzheimer’s, cancer or depression have been cured or controlled with new “designer” drugs.
A king and his castle
Junction City couple’s home sports spirals, turrets and a dungeon
November 26, 2001
Popular wisdom holds that a man’s home is his castle. For Don Kracht, his home is an extension of a castle he built on an island in a pond. “I call this the king’s chamber,” Kracht narrated, during a recent tour of his backyard castle.
Horoscopes
November 26, 2001
But overall box revenues down from last Thanksgiving weekend
November 26, 2001
“Harry Potter” is laughing all the way to Gringotts bank, where wizards stash their loot.
Bush: Troops to hunt down Sept. 11 terrorists
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 1:06 p.m.) An initial force of about 500 Marines seized an airstrip in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. President Bush said the troops would assist in hunting down terrorists linked to the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
Nation briefs
November 26, 2001
Coal mine fire fought Elephant born at zoo Dynamite found in trash
TLC looks at ‘The Lying Game’
November 26, 2001
Can people tell when they are being deceived? Are some people more prone to lie than others? These provocative questions are explored on the two-part documentary “The Lying Game” (8 p.m., TLC) about the science and psychology of fibs, fabrications and lies.
Rainbow Children’ lacks Prince’s glow
November 26, 2001
He went back to using his given name in 2000 after seven years of referring to himself with an unpronounceable symbol, but the artist who has returned is not exactly the Prince of the past.
Consuming gets complicated
November 26, 2001
By Michael Kinsley Special to The Washington Post In Kmart recently, as I stood contemplating the purchase of a cheap suitcase (never mind why), an employee came over to ask whether she could help. This was shocking enough. But then, when I confessed to indecision, she offered me 20 percent off. She scrawled something on a blank scrap of paper, which I dubiously took to the checkout and, lo and behold, the cashier knocked almost four bucks off the price. All without a blue light to be seen.
High school big men struggling
It’s painfully obvious youngsters need some seasoning in college before trying NBA
November 26, 2001
As Chicago teammates, Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry talk regularly. Kwame Brown and DeSagana Diop chat often on the phone.
Stars nab second win in former home
November 26, 2001
Minnesota hockey fans have two more reasons to hate the Dallas Stars: Sergei Zubov and Joe Nieuwendyk.
Tough economic times call for prioritizing
Consumers shouldn’t panic during layoffs, stock losses, financial experts advise
November 26, 2001
Losing a job or watching your portfolio evaporate can trigger an emotional tumult akin to what someone feels after losing a spouse, suffering through a divorce or winning the lottery. Frequently, people feel compelled to take action. Don’t be hasty, say financial experts.
Marines vow to finish fight
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 6:54 a.m.) It began with a prayer, last-minute firing practice and a reminder of why they were preparing to fight U.S. Marines about to land in Afghanistan stenciled their vehicles and weapons systems with black silhouettes of the now-demolished World Trade Center and the numbers “9/11.”
People
November 26, 2001
Dangerfield recovering Harry gets his kicks Wedding bells Tejano musician dies
Lou Ellen Cantrell
November 26, 2001
Services for Lou Ellen Cantrell, 82, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home. Burial will be in Princeton Cemetery. Mrs. Cantrell died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Heart to Heart Plus Care Center in Ottawa.
Human cloning advance announced
November 26, 2001
A research company reported Sunday it had cloned the first human embryo, a development it said was aimed at producing genetically matched replacement cells for patients with a wide range of diseases. But the news from Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, Mass., drew swift protests from religious and political leaders who saw it as a step toward cloning human beings.
Commission discusses code enforcement resources
November 26, 2001
The Lawrence City Commission will receive a staff report and consider directing staff concerning the preparation of 2002 City Legislative Policy Statement. The 2002 Kansas Legislature convenes on Jan. 14. The city’s policy statement communicates the city’s position of various issues to local legislators. Top issues in the next legislature will concern redistricting and city authority to negotiate franchise fees for cable, gas and other utilities.
Kansas church tours increase in popularity with visitors
November 26, 2001
For Texan Gretchen Molling, the sight of the twin towers of St. Fidelis Catholic Church rising over the Kansas plain was too much to pass up.
Miami, Florida could be in national title game
November 26, 2001
All the national championship controversy is behind No. 1 Miami for a change. A win over No. 14 Virginia Tech on Saturday, and the Hurricanes (10-0) clinch a spot in the Rose Bowl with a chance for a fifth national title.
fate: Hurry up and wait
November 26, 2001
By Robert Sinclair There’s no telling what the future holds for Kansas University interim head football coach Tom Hayes, but he certainly shouldn’t have any trouble finding work as a secondary coach. “I told a couple of our defensive backs, ‘You put both hands up, it works,’” Hayes quipped after snaring an errant pass on the sideline during the Jayhawks’ 27-14 season-ending victory over Wyoming on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Vesta I. Crowther
November 26, 2001
Services for Vesta I. Crowther, 97, Salina, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Salina. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Crowther died Nov. 15, 2001, in Salina.
Briefly
November 26, 2001
Freed aid workers in U.S. Leahy says anthrax letter could have killed 100,000 Arab League plans campaign to boost image of Muslims NYSE bans lunch deliveries
Redskins upend Eagles
Washington wins fifth straight, 13-3 over Philly
November 26, 2001
Suddenly, the Washington Redskins are playoff contenders.
Williams puts premium on rebounding
November 26, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams likes his three-guard lineup. He won’t love the setup until the Jayhawks and their three 6-foot-3-or-under starters begin ruling the backboards.
Our new world
November 26, 2001
J-W Editorials Our effort to overpower terrorism will involve a number of important long-range as well as short-term goals. As for the American/Allied decision to continue military activity, including bombing of terrorists and their cells, during the Islamic holy period of Ramadan, cautious logic has been offered by Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine. Wallis has been covering issues of faith, culture and politics for 30 years.
Give camera workshops a shot
November 26, 2001
These days, just about everything you want to know about photography can be found on the World Wide Web. All the major camera and film manufacturers offer how-to sections on their Web sites. Online chats and forums, in which experts and avid amateurs participate, also are a good source of information especially when it comes to new gear.
s Jornada built for the corporate user
November 26, 2001
The new breed of Microsoft-juiced handheld computers struts shimmering color screens, bucketloads of memory and the prospect of wireless access to your corporate network. I tested a Hewlett-Packard Jornada 565, a powerful minicomputer shielded by the ultimate millennium-era accouterment: a flip-up titanium cover.
Battle rages anew for northern Afghan fortress
November 26, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 7:17 a.m.) Dozens of captured fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden used rockets to battle anti-Taliban forces Monday from the tower of a mud-walled fortress where hundreds of their comrades were killed a day earlier, witnesses said.
Our new world
November 26, 2001
J-W Editorials Our effort to overpower terrorism will involve a number of important long-range as well as short-term goals. As for the American/Allied decision to continue military activity, including bombing of terrorists and their cells, during the Islamic holy period of Ramadan, cautious logic has been offered by Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine. Wallis has been covering issues of faith, culture and politics for 30 years.
Pitt takes time for making up
Actor chooses higher profile roles, clears up false reports
November 26, 2001
Hounded for years by photographers, Brad Pitt can’t escape his star status.
Praeger, opponents organizing for insurance commissioner race
November 26, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence state legislator Sandy Praeger has been quietly campaigning and raising money for her bid to become the next state insurance commissioner. “So far, so good,” said Praeger, a Republican who is vice president of the Senate and chairs that chambers’ committee on insurance issues.
Local briefs
November 26, 2001
KDOT joins law enforcement to battle drunken driving In an effort to reduce alcohol-related accidents, the Kansas Department of Transportation has teamed with state and local law enforcement agencies to employ “saturation patrols.” Driving under the influence saturation or “blanket” patrols involve targeting a specific location or area to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. Sobriety checkpoints also will continue. Both operations are conducted year-round on weekends and holidays. Lawrence and Douglas County both have received some money from KDOT to conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. In the last 10 years, the number of deaths and injuries resulting from alcohol-related accidents has decreased. In 1990, there were 3,639 accidents involving alcohol, which resulted in 97 deaths and 1,978 injuries, compared to 3,477 accidents in 2000. Last year, 66 people were killed and 1,647 were injured in such accidents. __________ Accident: Car destroyed in one-vehicle wreck after driver falls asleep A 25-year-old Baldwin man suffered minor injuries Sunday in a one-vehicle accident south of Eudora. Thom Chorpenning was southbound on County Road 1061, about 3 miles south of Eudora, when his GMC pickup truck left the road, Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kathy Tate said. Chorpenning told officers he fell asleep at the wheel, she said. It was not known Sunday if he was wearing a seat belt. Chorpenning’s truck went into the ditch and across a creek bed before hitting a concrete barrier and going airborne, Tate said. The vehicle landed on all four tires, but then the engine caught on fire and the truck was completely destroyed. Chorpenning got out of the vehicle before it caught fire and was later transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. __________ Deaths: Two drivers killed in Kansas during holiday weekend Two people have been reported killed in traffic accidents in Kansas during the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Cameron Bookout, 19, of Hutchinson, died early Saturday when the car he was riding in went off of Kansas Highway 61 in Hutchinson and hit a tree, the Reno County Sheriff’s Department said. Richard M. Quenzell, 17, of Wichita died Thursday night when he lost control of his car while making a left turn in that city, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Quenzell’s car crossed the center line, then went up on a curb and collided head-on with a tree, the patrol said. Nine people died on Kansas roads last year during the Thanksgiving weekend counting period. This year’s period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ran through midnight Sunday. __________ Culture: State arts commission to have monthly meeting Topeka The Kansas Arts Commission will have its quarterly business meeting at 1 p.m. Friday in the board room of the Bradbury-Thompson Center on the campus of Washburn University, 17th and Jewell. Executive Director David Wilson will provide an update on the next legislative session and the commission’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2003. Wilson also will report on meetings of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Arts and Cultural Resources. Presentations will be made Andy Tompkins of the Kansas Department of Education; Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center in Lawrence; and Christy Davis of the Kansas State Historical Society. The meeting is open to the public.
George Edwin Person
November 26, 2001
Pay attention; this vote matters
November 26, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group As a rule, procedural votes in the House of Representatives are about as important to the citizenry as yesterday’s tide table. But one scheduled to come up this week could affect the lives of you and millions of other Americans. The question is whether the Republican leadership of the House will allow a floor vote on an amendment that would increase spending on anti-terrorism programs by $6.5 billion. A key part of the proposal would boost funding for joint U.S.-Russian efforts to keep Russian nuclear materials from falling into terrorist hands.
Union Station seeks expansion to increase revenue
November 26, 2001
Leaders of Union Station are proposing changes outside the structure to bring more people to the struggling landmark.
Pricey but power-packed
Microsoft’s Jornada built for the corporate user
November 26, 2001
The new breed of Microsoft-juiced handheld computers struts shimmering color screens, bucketloads of memory and the prospect of wireless access to your corporate network. I tested a Hewlett-Packard Jornada 565, a powerful minicomputer shielded by the ultimate millennium-era accouterment: a flip-up titanium cover.
Bright ideas take some effort
November 26, 2001
By Dave Toplikar Harry Potter’s got nothing on me. Over the years, I’ve uncovered an arsenal of spells and incantations guaranteed to clear a room of teens. Utter them and WHOOSH, you’re alone.
Home appliances enter a brave new world
November 26, 2001
During the past century, inventors have had a knack for bringing science fiction to life. They voyaged into the sea, though not quite to the middle of the Earth. They gave us moving pictures in our living room and a network of wireless communications devices. And they put a man on the moon. But none of those Einsteins created a gadget that could warn you when milk in the refrigerator was bad and order more.
U.S. Marine helicopters attack convoy
November 26, 2001
(Updated Monday at 1:49 p.m.) U.S. Marine helicopter gunships attacked an armored column Monday “in the vicinity of” the new base the Americans have created in the Afghan desert to press their war on terrorism, a Marine spokesman said.
Businesses poised to aid Aghan recovery
November 26, 2001
Where others see desperate refugees and bombed-out roads and bridges, Islamudin Khorami sees factory jobs blossoming from Afghanistan’s postwar ruins.
Texas-CU surprise title rematch
Buffs’ stunner over NU, OSU’s win over Sooners shake up league
November 26, 2001
The Big 12 championship is a rematch, all right. Just not the one everyone expected.
People
November 26, 2001
Dangerfield recovering Harry gets his kicks Wedding bells Tejano musician dies
Bush mocks the Constitution
November 26, 2001
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel The military trucks haven’t started rolling through our cities, picking up Arabs and Muslims and shuttling them off to internment camps. But the xenophobia of 1940s America is uncomfortably evident today.
Bush calls for economic stimulus plan
November 26, 2001
(Web Posted Monday at 1:11 p.m.) President Bush said the recession officially declared Monday should act as a clarion call for Congress to quickly approve an economic stimulus plan.
Central Florida clips KU
November 26, 2001
Kristy Colligan and Marvelous Washington scored 15 points each to lead the University of Central Florida to a 71-59 victory over Kansas Sunday at the San Juan Shootout. Central Florida (3-2) finished in fifth place at the shootout and Kansas took sixth place.
Sites make holiday shopping shipshape
November 26, 2001
Analysts say 6 million households will start buying online this holiday season. But how to get started? Here are a few sites for building confidence and shopping with ease.
s new
November 26, 2001
Verizon Wireless introduces V200 communicator Zoo Tycoon: It’s all about happy animals, zoo patrons
Bye-bye Explorer? New Netscape browser has fewer rough edges
November 26, 2001
As Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues its march to Internet world domination, those determined to resist are battling on bravely.
Edna A. Caldwell
November 26, 2001
Services for Edna A. Caldwell, 93, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at DeSoto United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Silent City Cemetery. Mrs. Caldwell died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s growth monitored
November 26, 2001
After decades of dormancy under the iron-fisted rule of former dictator Suharto, Islamic militancy is on the rise in Indonesia and U.S. officials fear its newfound democracy is threatened. They warn that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network has taken advantage of lax security to infiltrate Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Blank check for war a terrible idea
November 26, 2001
By Sheldon Richman Future of Freedom Foundation In the aftermath of the horrors of Sept. 11 and in our wish for justice for the perpetrators, we seem to have forgotten another kind of violence that is ready to befall America: the self-inflicted violence of an open-ended and essentially secret global war conducted by the U.S. government against an amorphous enemy, “Terrorism.” It would be the ultimate tragedy if our rational desire for justice was transmogrified into a blank check. The violence that such a thing would inflict on American society would not be of the metaphorical variety. It would be real, and the costs would be incalculable.
a buzzword for lobbyists
November 26, 2001
The lobby for road-sign makers is using a new pitch for its traditional request for more federal highway safety money: Better traffic-routing devices would help motorists flee cities more quickly and safely during a terrorist attack. Since Sept. 11, lobby groups as diverse as the American Traffic Safety Services Assn., farmers, the high-tech industry and energy producers have begun to promote long-standing proposals as suddenly vital to national security.
New phase of war under way
November 26, 2001
In a decisive move to strike at the last Taliban stronghold, hundreds of U.S. Marines landed by helicopter early today near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a senior U.S. official said. As many as 1,000 troops could be on the ground there within days. The deployment of the first large U.S. ground expeditionary force comes a day after the Taliban’s last northern garrison, Kunduz, fell to troops of the northern alliance, and a bloody, chaotic jailhouse uprising by some of the foreign fighters captured in that siege.
Duke decked by SC
Gamecocks’ Morrow sinks eight threes
November 26, 2001
South Carolina’s Kelly Morrone felt good shooting the ball against Duke. She felt even better about the basketball hoops at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Contest seeks amateur liars
November 26, 2001
The annual World Champion Liar contest is soliciting entries from anyone who isn’t a politician.
Briefly
November 26, 2001
Freed aid workers in U.S. Leahy says anthrax letter could have killed 100,000 Arab League plans campaign to boost image of Muslims NYSE bans lunch deliveries
Businesses poised to aid Aghan recovery
November 26, 2001
Where others see desperate refugees and bombed-out roads and bridges, Islamudin Khorami sees factory jobs blossoming from Afghanistan’s postwar ruins.
Shoppers mob malls; many just browse
November 26, 2001
Lured by big discounts and fears that must-have holiday items will be in short supply, consumers crowded malls and shopping centers over the Thanksgiving weekend, snapping up video games, DVDs and anything to do with Harry Potter.
U.S. Marines land in Afghanistan
New phase of war under way
November 26, 2001
In a decisive move to strike at the last Taliban stronghold, hundreds of U.S. Marines landed by helicopter early today near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a senior U.S. official said. As many as 1,000 troops could be on the ground there within days. The deployment of the first large U.S. ground expeditionary force comes a day after the Taliban’s last northern garrison, Kunduz, fell to troops of the northern alliance, and a bloody, chaotic jailhouse uprising by some of the foreign fighters captured in that siege.