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Kansas cruises: KU 105, PSU 62
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:50 p.m.) After a slow start, Kansas had no trouble crushing Division II Pittsburg State in the Jayhawks’ home opener. Leading by as many as 30 points in the first half, and 46 in the second, Kansas took advantage of many Gorilla turnovers to put the game away early. “Thanks for making Allen Fieldhouse the best place for college basketball.” So said the T-shirts thrown into the student section by Roy Williams. In spite of cold weather, a weeknight game and a Div. II opponent, the Fieldhouse was full of fans.
First U.S. combat death confirmed in Afghanistan
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:33 p.m.) CIA officer Johnny “Mike” Spann was killed in a prison riot at Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, the first American known to be killed in action inside the country since U.S. bombing began, the CIA said Wednesday.
Justice Department: Detention of hundreds necessary
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 1:22 p.m.) The Justice Department lawyer overseeing the terrorism investigation told lawmakers Wednesday the government’s detention of hundreds of people is necessary to combat “sleeper cells” of terrorists quietly waiting to strike.
Taliban say leader is safe after U.S. airstrikes
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 9:55 a.m.) The Taliban said Wednesday that their supreme leader was safe after U.S. airstrikes on a Taliban “leadership area.” At a northern fortress where pro-Taliban foreigners were killed in a prison mutiny, bodies of dozens of foreign fighters were seen with their arms tied behind their backs.
s football coaches play waiting game
November 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The ever-evolving search for Kansas University’s next head football coach is so secretive even the in-house candidate doesn’t know where he stands. “They’re not saying,” KU interim head coach Tom Hayes said Tuesday of his status. “It’s very quiet as I think it should be. I just have to let the process run its course.”
Trip to bowl ultimate goal for Kansas
November 28, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Al Bohl’s goal is a bowl. I know that because Bohl, Kansas University’s new athletics director, all but promised me a postseason appearance by the Jayhawks when he took the job last summer. He just didn’t say when.
The usual suspects are here for the holidays
November 28, 2001
The cartoon Grinch is back, and so is Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Claus. How much more do we need for a warm and fuzzy holiday TV season? Lots more, based on the sleighful of shows on the way.
World Series 2001 featured on DVD
November 28, 2001
The 2001 World Series turned out to be one of the most exciting in recent years. And David Check thinks this year’s official World Series video will be pretty exciting, too.
Free State raises the roof
November 28, 2001
Free State’s Sam Strickler-Hut, front, is guarded by Ramona Daney during the Firebirds’ annual “Raise the Roof” jamboree on Tuesday night at FSHS. The scrimmage kicks off Free State’s winter sports season.
Grinch, Frosty, Mrs. Claus
The usual suspects are here for the holidays
November 28, 2001
The cartoon Grinch is back, and so is Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Claus. How much more do we need for a warm and fuzzy holiday TV season? Lots more, based on the sleighful of shows on the way.
Jayni’ shares new holiday baking ideas
November 28, 2001
Sweet tooths and baking enthusiasts should be sure to watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Baking Cookies for the Holiday Season.”
Entertaining by the book: Writers offer stylish guidance
November 28, 2001
All year round, but particularly as the end-of-year holidays draw near, the prospect of entertaining inspires cooks and hosts with the urge to make a special effort. There’s no shortage of writers who have anticipated that interest in putting on a good show and want to help it along.
Horoscopes
November 28, 2001
Local briefs
November 28, 2001
Lawrence resident will be Independence Inc.’s director Robert LeGresley has a background in business as well as in non-profit agencies. He’ll now get to apply both experiences as executive director of Independence Inc. The company provides assistance and education to physically and mentally disabled people so they can live independently and serves clients in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. __________________________ Philanthropy: KU Endowment to announce gift to School of Business Kansas University Endowment Association officials plan to announce a major gift to KU on Thursday. The gift, the largest ever from the Topeka-based Capitol Federal Foundation, will go to the School of Business. An Endowment Association spokesman declined to say how much the gift was until the announcement, which will be at 6:15 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. The contribution is part of KU First: Invest in Excellence, the three-year capital campaign that aims to raise $500 million for the university. It is the largest fund-raising drive in KU history. __________________________ Government: Senator blocking Kansan’s path to administration post Washington The nomination of Kansan Steve Williams to head the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remained in limbo Tuesday, despite concessions the Bush administration made to a senator blocking Williams’ path. Williams, currently Kansas secretary of Wildlife and Parks, is in limbo because of a procedural “hold,” a Senate tactic that can stall any nomination or legislation. He is President Bush’s choice to direct the Fish and Wildlife Service, a conservation bureau within the Interior Department that has 7,500 employees nationwide. Democratic senators have been using Williams’ appointment as a bargaining chip in disputes with the Republican administration. Williams has no involvement in the controversies, said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan. “It’s just sort of I don’t want to call it ‘hold’ blackmail, but that’s what it is,” Roberts said. __________________________ Community: Percent for Art model on display for comments The art selection committee for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Percent for Art Project has placed the finalist art model for the children’s wing of Lawrence Memorial Hospital on display. The project by artist Stephen T. Johnson will be on display today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and Thursday through Monday at the hospital, 325 Maine. The project includes 12 original paintings from Johnson’s children’s books and 15 interactive robot parts based on his “My Little Blue Robot” book. The displays provide opportunities for the public to comment on the selection. After the displays are over, the committee will forward the recommendation along with the public comments to the Lawrence Arts Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting. Once accepted, the recommendation will be placed on the agenda for the Lawrence City Commission’s Dec. 18 meeting. __________________________ Prison overcrowding: Kansas to transfer inmates to private jail in Colorado Up to 100 Kansas inmates will be sent to a private prison in Colorado because of crowding problems in the state prison system, officials announced Tuesday. The transfer of inmates to the Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, Colo., represents the first time Kansas has had to send prisoners to another state. While the number of inmates in the Kansas prison system is down from last year, the number of medium-security inmates is above capacity. The contract for the private prison space calls for a maximum expenditure of $800,000, most of which is from federal funds that can only be used for contracts with private agencies, Secretary of Corrections Charles Simmons said. The transfer of inmates is a temporary measure until the construction of a new cellhouse next spring at Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Simmons said.
Chiefs take practice indoors
Vermeil downplays importance of getting used to cold
November 28, 2001
With wind chills dipping to near zero in Kansas City on Tuesday, having a big, warm building to practice in never felt better to the Chiefs.
Tourists give N.Y. a new look
November 28, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News When my brother-in-law called about a month ago to say he was bringing his family to New York for Thanksgiving, my husband and I exchanged silent grimaces even as we told him, “Gee, great!”
Dale Parker
November 28, 2001
Floodplain ‘experts’ to be quizzed
November 28, 2001
By Joel Mathis The debate over restrictive floodplain development regulations could come down to which side has the best experts. A week after asking planners to document the rationale behind provisions of the proposed regulations, a subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Tuesday said it also would ask opponents to back their claims.
Justice Department: Detention of hundreds necessary
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 12:02 p.m.) The Justice Department lawyer overseeing the terrorism investigation told lawmakers Wednesday the government’s detention of hundreds of people is necessary to combat “sleeper cells” of terrorists quietly waiting to strike.
em both
November 28, 2001
If you can’t make up your mind whether you prefer butterscotch or lemon as you contemplate a baking project, take advantage of two new books and organize multiple samplings for yourself and a tasting panel.
Gorillas to visit tonight
November 28, 2001
By Gary Bedore If Wayne Simien had his way, he’d definitely play in tonight’s Kansas-Pittsburg State basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip is 7:05 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 13 and 38. Simien, KU’s 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman forward, had arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 15.
November 28, 2001
By Susan Krumm Is there really such a thing as white chocolate or is there only almond bark and white coating? There really is a white chocolate on the market. White chocolate was introduced in the 1940s in Switzerland, and since then its popularity has grown worldwide.
Tourists give N.Y. a new look
November 28, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News When my brother-in-law called about a month ago to say he was bringing his family to New York for Thanksgiving, my husband and I exchanged silent grimaces even as we told him, “Gee, great!”
U.S. must face the world
November 28, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Five weeks ago I went to see Ground Zero and lost my husband. We were walking along Broadway behind the police barricade and trying to get a glimpse of the steaming horrors when Paul disappeared into the crowd ahead of me.
First U.S. combat death confirmed in Afghanistan
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 3:33 p.m.) CIA officer Johnny “Mike” Spann was killed in a prison riot at Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, the first American known to be killed in action inside the country since U.S. bombing began, the CIA said Wednesday.
G. Ruth Warner
November 28, 2001
Topeka Services for G. Ruth Warner, 75, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka. Interment will be in Grantville Cemetery. Mrs. Warner died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at her home.
Jayhawks closing in on coach
November 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It remains to be seen if Fresno State football coach Pat Hill is interested in the Kansas University opening, but the Jayhawks certainly are interested in Hill. Sources told the Journal-World on Tuesday that Hill and KU interim head coach Tom Hayes are among what’s believed to be a group of 4-6 finalists for the Jayhawks’ vacancy.
Afghans see role for king
November 28, 2001
Talks among four Afghan factions on how to share power once the Taliban are defeated got off to an optimistic start Tuesday, with a U.S. official saying all sides favor giving Afghanistan’s former king a role as a unifying figure.
Soups earn points for presentation
November 28, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger I’ve always admired cooks who could combine good-tasting food with an attractive presentation. Pulling this off requires not just skill in the kitchen, but also a certain creativity and perhaps even a slight sense of drama.
Yankees’ Brosius retires
New York wasn’t planning to re-sign free agent
November 28, 2001
Having accomplished more in baseball than he ever imagined, New York Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius retired Tuesday, overjoyed to be with his family and already reflecting on his brief but glorious career in pinstripes.
Fourth teen charged in school plot
November 28, 2001
A 17-year-old girl who authorities say agreed to take part in a Columbine-style massacre at her school but spilled the secret by warning her favorite teacher that the woman was in danger was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit murder.
Independence Inc. hires new director
November 28, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Lawrence resident with experience in business and nonprofit agencies has been named executive director of Independence Inc. Robert LeGresley, interim executive director since March 2001, became executive director in September after a nationwide search. The group’s board announced his hiring Monday.
Ashcroft flouts basic rights
November 28, 2001
By David Cole Special to the Los Angeles Times In what apparently passes for bipartisanship these days, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft has sought to cloak his anti-terrorist campaign in legitimacy by invoking an esteemed predecessor, Robert F. Kennedy.
Friends and neighbors
November 28, 2001
A sweet dessert dilemma
Can’t pick a favorite flavor? Just make ‘em both
November 28, 2001
If you can’t make up your mind whether you prefer butterscotch or lemon as you contemplate a baking project, take advantage of two new books and organize multiple samplings for yourself and a tasting panel.
Selig’s contract extended
November 28, 2001
Baseball owners extended commissioner Bud Selig’s contract through 2006 but did not take any action Tuesday on the game’s most debated issue eliminating two teams before next season.
Top 25 Men: Maryland holds off Illinois
No. 5 Terrapins topple No. 2 Illini, 76-63, in ACC/Big Ten clash
November 28, 2001
The Streak remains intact, while the loss to Arizona is quickly becoming a distant memory. Juan Dixon scored 25 points and No. 5 Maryland built a 20-point lead and held off No. 2 Illinois 76-63 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Court to decide ownership of Bonds home run ball
November 28, 2001
The baseball Barry Bonds swatted for his record 73rd home run is headed to trial. A judge ruled Tuesday it’s unclear who should keep the million-dollar memento the man who first gloved it, or the man who took it home after a tussle among fans.
Communication gap
November 28, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Negotiations concerning the South Lawrence Trafficway have shown that faulty ‘communication’ can do more harm than good. Despite the protestations of a Kansas Department of Transportation attorney, providing misinformation really doesn’t come under the heading of “communicating with the public.”
County enlisting aid in brewing urban-rural battle
November 28, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn A property rights battle is brewing, and Douglas County commissioners are looking for some rural allies. At a joint meeting with leaders from Douglas County Extension Service, commissioners said a debate is looming over the future of the 5-acre exemption, a county policy that allows for relatively easy conversion of agricultural ground into lots for single-family homes.
Philippines rebel group releases hostages
November 28, 2001
Muslim rebels released dozens of hostages today in exchange for safe passage through Philippine military forces that have besieged them for more than 24 hours. The rebels are not in the group that took hostages including Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, Kan., in May.
Briefly
November 28, 2001
Iraq : Saddam dismisses threat Afghanistan: Swedish journalist killed Washington, D.C.: Tree-lighting open to public
Briefly
November 28, 2001
Iraq : Saddam dismisses threat Afghanistan: Swedish journalist killed Washington, D.C.: Tree-lighting open to public
Taliban say leader is safe after U.S. airstrikes
November 28, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 9:55 a.m.) The Taliban said Wednesday that their supreme leader was safe after U.S. airstrikes on a Taliban “leadership area.” At a northern fortress where pro-Taliban foreigners were killed in a prison mutiny, bodies of dozens of foreign fighters were seen with their arms tied behind their backs.
KU-Gorilla glance
November 28, 2001
Kansas has won 28 straight home openers. KU’s last home opening loss came to Vanderbilt, 72-64, on Dec. 2, 1972.
Ashcroft sketches evidence on detainees
November 28, 2001
The government is detaining 603 people in its terrorism investigation, including some alleged members of Osama bin Laden’s network. Federal agents have cited concerns about nuclear power plants, guns and box cutters in seeking the detentions, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Slow down!
November 28, 2001
Search for bin Laden narrowing, U.S. says
November 28, 2001
U.S. forces in Afghanistan have narrowed their search for Osama bin Laden and senior al-Qaida leaders to two parts of Afghanistan, but the commander of those forces said Tuesday there still was no way to ensure that bin Laden and others wouldn’t be able to slip across the border.
J-W to publish photos with death notices
November 28, 2001
Starting today, the Journal-World is accepting photographs to accompany obituaries in the newspaper.
People
November 28, 2001
Frampton comes alive for benefit Grandchild worked magic on Harris Cast shows queen the Full Monty Mousetrap still snares applause
U.S. must face the world
November 28, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Five weeks ago I went to see Ground Zero and lost my husband. We were walking along Broadway behind the police barricade and trying to get a glimpse of the steaming horrors when Paul disappeared into the crowd ahead of me.
Jayhawks closing in on coach
November 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair It remains to be seen if Fresno State football coach Pat Hill is interested in the Kansas University opening, but the Jayhawks certainly are interested in Hill. Sources told the Journal-World on Tuesday that Hill and KU interim head coach Tom Hayes are among what’s believed to be a group of 4-6 finalists for the Jayhawks’ vacancy.
Trip to bowl ultimate goal for Kansas
November 28, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Al Bohl’s goal is a bowl. I know that because Bohl, Kansas University’s new athletics director, all but promised me a postseason appearance by the Jayhawks when he took the job last summer. He just didn’t say when.
KU-Gorilla glance
November 28, 2001
Kansas has won 28 straight home openers. KU’s last home opening loss came to Vanderbilt, 72-64, on Dec. 2, 1972.
Gorillas to visit tonight
November 28, 2001
By Gary Bedore If Wayne Simien had his way, he’d definitely play in tonight’s Kansas-Pittsburg State basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip is 7:05 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 13 and 38. Simien, KU’s 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman forward, had arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 15.
Sundance competitors announced
November 28, 2001
Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute announced on Monday the films that will be screened in competition categories at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, held Jan. 10-20 in Park City, Utah.
Maple M. Allison
November 28, 2001
G. Ruth Warner
November 28, 2001
Eava J. Berry
November 28, 2001
Bonner Springs Services for Eava Joyce Berry, 73, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Berry died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at her home in Kansas City, Kan.
Dale Parker
November 28, 2001
Ozawkie Services for Dale Parker, 95, Emporia, formerly of Oskaloosa and Ozawkie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ozawkie United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ozawkie Cemetery.
People
November 28, 2001
Frampton comes alive for benefit Grandchild worked magic on Harris Cast shows queen the Full Monty Mousetrap still snares applause
6News video report: Unemployment rising
November 28, 2001
Tina Terry reports on a lawmaker looking to raise the unemployment wage.
Chocolate originates from ‘food of the gods’
November 28, 2001
By Susan Krumm Is there really such a thing as white chocolate or is there only almond bark and white coating? There really is a white chocolate on the market. White chocolate was introduced in the 1940s in Switzerland, and since then its popularity has grown worldwide.
Briefcase
November 28, 2001
Lawsuit: Apple chief ‘baffled’ by Microsoft offer Leadership: US Airways boss quits Payless Cashways: Federal agency controls company’s pension plan Merger appeal: GE, Honeywell want EU to pay court costs
Judge’s order sides with ‘McChina’ chain
November 28, 2001
A Chinese restaurateur won his battle Tuesday to call a chain of fast-food restaurants McChina, despite claims by McDonald’s that the name infringed on its trademarks. Frank Yuen opened his first McChina in 1991, but was prevented from registering the name as a trademark by a challenge from the fast-food giant.
Stocks retreat after recent runup
November 28, 2001
A weaker-than-expected consumer confidence report gave Wall Street another reason to sell Tuesday, intensifying a pullback that began with investors cashing in recent profits.
Consumer confidence slides to 7-year low
November 28, 2001
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell to a 7 1/2-year low in November, suggesting the emergence of a less-than-rosy holiday shopping season as Americans continue to worry about layoffs and their buying power.
Daily ticker
November 28, 2001
KU’s football coaches play waiting game
November 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair The ever-evolving search for Kansas University’s next head football coach is so secretive even the in-house candidate doesn’t know where he stands. “They’re not saying,” KU interim head coach Tom Hayes said Tuesday of his status. “It’s very quiet as I think it should be. I just have to let the process run its course.”
Area briefs
November 28, 2001
Pair of arrests made in drug-related incident KU sets final exam Selling venue at university available for local artists Workshop scheduled for dads
Christmas tree display, auction raises funds to help children
November 28, 2001
By Mindie Paget Fake trees, real trees, steel trees, CD trees. Diverse materials and creative hands from across the community came together to create and decorate 52 Christmas trees and six wreaths that were auctioned Tuesday night at the 15th annual Lawrence Festival of Trees.
On the record
November 28, 2001
Swim teams gear for season
Lawrence High, Free State compete as separate entities with new coaches
November 28, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Yeah, you could say Free State High’s boys swimming team wants to make a splash this season. Sure, the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center the $9.3 million facility where Free State swims its home matches has been open for nearly half a year, but this will still be a year of many firsts for the Firebirds.
NHL Roundup: Capitals, Islanders tie
Czerkawski scores third goal with 46.3 left
November 28, 2001
Mariusz Czerkawski scored his third goal of the game with 46.3 seconds left to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-5 tie with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. Alexei Yashin had a goal and an assist and Kenny Jonsson also scored for New York, which remained in first place in the Eastern Conference but had its winless streak against Washington extended to 20 games (0-17-3).
Big 12 Women: Sooners ‘lethargic’ in 76-60 win
November 28, 2001
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale was far from satisfied with the No. 3 Sooners’ effort. “I didn’t think we played very hard. I thought we were lethargic and kind of went through the motions,” Coale said after Oklahoma’s 76-60 victory over Texas Christian on Tuesday night.
Top 25 Women: Vols rip Colonials, 88-57
Tennessee hands GW worst home loss in 23 years
November 28, 2001
No one has ever scored 100 points against George Washington at the Smith Center, and Joe McKeown wasn’t about to let it happen against Tennessee. So when the Vols reached 80 with 41*2 minutes to play, the coach called a timeout.
Big 12 Men: Reid rallies K-State again
November 28, 2001
Comebacks are nice, but Larry Reid wouldn’t mind the alternative. Still, Kansas State’s habit of finding itself down in the first half and coming back in the second hasn’t hurt Reid’s statistics.
Haskell students looking to start church near campus
Services would combine Christian faith with American-Indian traditions, culture
November 28, 2001
By Dave Ranney A group of Haskell Indian Nations University students wants to start a church of their own, one that recognizes both the Gospel and American-Indian culture. “There is so much at Haskell a sense of family, friendliness and support that is unique and that makes it clear to Indian students that ‘You are understood here.’ We’d like to have a church that offers that kind of environment, that sense of connectedness,” said Warren “Junior” Pratt, a 36-year-old junior majoring in elementary education.
NBA Roundup: Pierce propels Celtics
Late layup decisive in Boston’s 84-83 victory
November 28, 2001
Paul Pierce executed the plan to perfection. Coming out of a timeout, Pierce’s driving layup as time expired lifted the Boston Celtics to an 84-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Haskell women absorb 67-65 loss
November 28, 2001
Oklahoma Wesleyan withstood rally by Haskell Indian Nations University for a 67-65 women’s college basketball victory Tuesday night at Coffin Complex. The Indians (4-7) trailed by 19 points in the second half before cutting the deficit to two points. Haskell was led by Melissa Mossett with 17 points.
Washburn bests Baker, 96-64
November 28, 2001
Washburn University’s men’s basketball team pounded Baker, 96-64, on Tuesday at Lee Arena. Brett Woolery scored 14 points, while Aaron Schewerman and Pedro Dos Santos scored 12 apiece for Baker, 4-7.
K-State’s Bennett to be head coach?
November 28, 2001
Kansas State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett isn’t hiding his intentions of being a head coach, but he won’t say if his decision has been made or where he would like to go. Bennett, rumored to be a candidate for head coaching positions at SMU and Kansas, says he’s been contacted by “more than a couple” schools.
Jobless claims smother agency
November 28, 2001
The state Department of Human Resources acknowledged Tuesday that it was struggling to catch up to an increased number of claims for unemployment benefits. Secretary Richard Beyer said his agency anticipated the increase and took steps to deal with it.
Drag-racing pro assisting school in building lightweight, electric car
November 28, 2001
By Tim Carpenter One of the hottest class projects at Free State High School runs on three wheels and is powered by the ingenuity of students and a local racing pro. Rob Wendland, a Lawrence top-fuel dragster crew chief, is in the second year of an electric car-building project with students in technology classes taught by Troy Damman at Free State.
Grbac’s numbers awful with Ravens
Baltimore coach committed to ex-Chief even though his quarterback rating is a dismal 71.9
November 28, 2001
Before the season, the coach of an AFC contender questioned the Baltimore Ravens’ choice of Elvis Grbac as their quarterback. Why, he wondered aloud, do you mess with success? Yes, the Ravens went five games without an offensive touchdown last season, but they still won the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer.
NCAA hammers Howard
School handed five-year probation for major violations
November 28, 2001
The NCAA placed Howard University on probation for five years Tuesday, citing unethical conduct and other major violations involving five sports. The NCAA said Howard violated rules involving recruiting, extra benefits, academic eligibility, academic fraud and ethical conduct, and cited an overall lack of institutional control.
Unfair wages
November 28, 2001
Ashcroft flouts basic rights
November 28, 2001
By David Cole Special to the Los Angeles Times In what apparently passes for bipartisanship these days, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft has sought to cloak his anti-terrorist campaign in legitimacy by invoking an esteemed predecessor, Robert F. Kennedy.
Democrats stretch campaigns
November 28, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The Democrats, bless ‘em, have done it to the country again. Just when you think we have reached the limit on early-starting, endless presidential campaigns, they have tinkered with their rules again to assure that the next round in 2004 will be even longer.
Publisher joins the competition
November 28, 2001
Publishing legend Phyllis Grann, who caused a stir in September when she announced she would leave Penguin Putnam, will join Random House in January spurring speculation that she may bring some of her best-selling authors, who include Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, Clive Cussler, Amy Tan, Nora Roberts, Dick Francis and Sue Grafton.
Briefly
November 28, 2001
Israel: U.S. mediators see violence firsthand Tennessee: Tornado leaves 1 dead, 11 injured Washington, D.C.: Bush lauds laureates for Nobel centennial Massachusetts: Cross-dressing doctor guilty of wife’s murder
World Series 2001 featured on DVD
November 28, 2001
The 2001 World Series turned out to be one of the most exciting in recent years. And David Check thinks this year’s official World Series video will be pretty exciting, too.
Terrorist attacks help move some couples to start families
Americans pursuing pregnancies not just in spite of, but because of, Sept. 11 attacks
November 28, 2001
The words came to Ann Travers as she watched her husband sleep that night: “He’s going to make an excellent father.” And there it was, the answer she’d been searching for her personal response to tragedy after walking out of Manhattan and turning to watch the World Trade Center collapse.
Sundance competitors announced
November 28, 2001
Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute announced on Monday the films that will be screened in competition categories at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, held Jan. 10-20 in Park City, Utah.
Annual campaign falling shy of goal
United Way anticipates up to $70,000 shortfall
November 28, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County agencies that work with children, head off suicide attempts and help victims of domestic violence all are bracing for cutbacks caused by an anticipated shortfall in fund-raising by United Way of Douglas County.
KU community to discuss proposal
November 28, 2001
Kansas University administrators today will begin conducting meetings with students, faculty and staff about a proposed tuition increase. Today’s meeting, with representatives from the School of Architecture, is at 4:30 p.m. in 110 Budig Hall.
KSU considers tuition increase
November 28, 2001
With little hope for more money from the state, Kansas State University officials are considering a tuition increase. But how much that increase would be and when it would start are issues that are still being discussed.
GOP candidates still sparring about cloning
November 28, 2001
Being aligned with President Bush is a good thing for Kansas Republicans, of course. And in state GOP circles, it’s difficult to come up with worse criticism than being like Hillary Clinton, the Democratic senator from New York and former first lady.
Operators of camp file lawsuit
November 28, 2001
If people want to come to the Gaea Retreat Center and perform pagan ceremonies, the Leavenworth County Commission has no business stopping them, a lawsuit claims.
BU women upended by Park University
November 28, 2001
Gayla Brown scored 20 points in Baker’s 73-64 women’s basketball loss to Park University on Tuesday at Collins Center. Brown hit eight of 12 shots and had nine rebounds.
Study: ‘Light’ cigarettes don’t reduce health risk
November 28, 2001
People who switch from regular cigarettes to brands marketed as “low tar” or “light” tend to smoke more and inhale more deeply to get the same nicotine, eliminating any health benefit, the National Cancer Institute said Tuesday.
Sex-offender law challenged
November 28, 2001
Scores of rapists and child molesters could go free in Florida because of challenges to a state law that allows them to be kept behind bars indefinitely, even after they have served their sentences.
School privacy tested
November 28, 2001
Supreme Court justices revisited their school days Tuesday, talking of gold stars and misbehavior check marks, as the court explored whether letting one student grade another’s paper violates federal privacy law.
Tonganoxie teen-ager in police custody in Arizona
November 28, 2001
By Mike Belt A Tonganoxie teen-ager is being held in a Mesa, Ariz., jail after he was allegedly found Saturday driving a pickup truck reported stolen last week in Tonganoxie. Charges against the 17-year-old are pending in Arizona and in Leavenworth County.
Insurer requesting feedback on merger
Policyholders to mail in votes on proposed deal
November 28, 2001
By Scott Rothschild There’s an election going on. Policyholders of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas are being asked to vote whether the health insurer should merge with Indianapolis-based Anthem Insurance Cos. Ballots and information packets about the proposed deal are being sent to more than 170,000 Kansas policyholders, officials said Tuesday.
Split city could spark lawsuit
November 28, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday raised the possibility of a legal challenge to prevent the city from being split in congressional redistricting next year. “It’s kind of a long shot,” Mayor Mike Rundle said after the commission meeting.
Poll: Americans show resilience
November 28, 2001
Surprise: Americans did not panic after Sept. 11, weren’t driven by revenge in pursuing a war on terrorism and have largely returned to normal lives. That was the consensus Tuesday among pollsters and analysts who have studied dozens of surveys since the terrorist attacks.
C.A.“Joe” Doolittle
November 28, 2001
Shuttle launch set for Thursday
November 28, 2001
Security is tighter than ever as NASA counts down toward a launch of space shuttle Endeavour on a mission to deliver new residents to the international space station. Even more surveillance and safeguards will be in place by the time Endeavour is fueled and seven astronauts are on board for Thursday evening’s liftoff.
Afghans see role for king
November 28, 2001
Talks among four Afghan factions on how to share power once the Taliban are defeated got off to an optimistic start Tuesday, with a U.S. official saying all sides favor giving Afghanistan’s former king a role as a unifying figure.
Eava J. Berry
November 28, 2001
Biologist’s disappearance draws attention of FBI
November 28, 2001
Harvard molecular biologist Don Wiley was last seen leaving a banquet in Memphis just before midnight on Nov. 15. His rental car was found a few hours later, abandoned on a Mississippi River bridge with the keys in the ignition and the tank full of gas.
Scientists analyze distant atmosphere
November 28, 2001
Astronomers have made the first measurement of a chemical in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star, using a technique that could help them find Earthlike bodies around other suns.
Northern alliance claims uprising over
November 28, 2001
Dozens of shattered bodies lay in the dusty courtyard of a mud-walled Afghan fortress prison Tuesday after a three-day uprising by Taliban prisoners. The northern alliance claimed to have put down the revolt with the help of American airstrikes and special forces, but U.S. military officials said 30 to 40 men still were holding out in the sprawling Qalai Janghi complex.
Ashcroft sketches evidence on detainees
November 28, 2001
The government is detaining 603 people in its terrorism investigation, including some alleged members of Osama bin Laden’s network. Federal agents have cited concerns about nuclear power plants, guns and box cutters in seeking the detentions, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Publisher joins the competition
November 28, 2001
Publishing legend Phyllis Grann, who caused a stir in September when she announced she would leave Penguin Putnam, will join Random House in January spurring speculation that she may bring some of her best-selling authors, who include Tom Clancy, Patricia Cornwell, Clive Cussler, Amy Tan, Nora Roberts, Dick Francis and Sue Grafton.
Soups earn points for presentation
November 28, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger I’ve always admired cooks who could combine good-tasting food with an attractive presentation. Pulling this off requires not just skill in the kitchen, but also a certain creativity and perhaps even a slight sense of drama.
Entertaining by the book: Writers offer stylish guidance
November 28, 2001
All year round, but particularly as the end-of-year holidays draw near, the prospect of entertaining inspires cooks and hosts with the urge to make a special effort. There’s no shortage of writers who have anticipated that interest in putting on a good show and want to help it along.
Poll: Americans show resilience
November 28, 2001
Surprise: Americans did not panic after Sept. 11, weren’t driven by revenge in pursuing a war on terrorism and have largely returned to normal lives. That was the consensus Tuesday among pollsters and analysts who have studied dozens of surveys since the terrorist attacks.
shares new holiday baking ideas
November 28, 2001
Sweet tooths and baking enthusiasts should be sure to watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Baking Cookies for the Holiday Season.”
Maple M. Allison
November 28, 2001
Services for Maple M. Allison, 87, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God, Lawrence. Graveside services will be Friday at Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Okla. Mrs. Allison died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at her home.
Doolittle
November 28, 2001
Wichita Services for C.A. “Joe” Doolittle, 78, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Wichita. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita. Mr. Doolittle died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Wesley Hospital, Wichita.
s Bennett to be head coach?
November 28, 2001
Kansas State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett isn’t hiding his intentions of being a head coach, but he won’t say if his decision has been made or where he would like to go. Bennett, rumored to be a candidate for head coaching positions at SMU and Kansas, says he’s been contacted by “more than a couple” schools.
Americans pursuing pregnancies not just in spite of, but because of, Sept. 11 attacks
November 28, 2001
The words came to Ann Travers as she watched her husband sleep that night: “He’s going to make an excellent father.” And there it was, the answer she’d been searching for her personal response to tragedy after walking out of Manhattan and turning to watch the World Trade Center collapse.
Search for bin Laden narrowing, U.S. says
November 28, 2001
U.S. forces in Afghanistan have narrowed their search for Osama bin Laden and senior al-Qaida leaders to two parts of Afghanistan, but the commander of those forces said Tuesday there still was no way to ensure that bin Laden and others wouldn’t be able to slip across the border.
6Sports video report: Free State winter sports prepare for season
November 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the annual Free State Raise the Roof festivities to officially open the basketball, wrestling and swimming seasons.
6Sports video report: HINU teams lose to Oklahoma Wesleyan
November 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Fightin’ Indians’ and Lady Indians’ attempts at getting wins against Oklahoma Wesleyan.
Northern alliance claims uprising over
November 28, 2001
Dozens of shattered bodies lay in the dusty courtyard of a mud-walled Afghan fortress prison Tuesday after a three-day uprising by Taliban prisoners. The northern alliance claimed to have put down the revolt with the help of American airstrikes and special forces, but U.S. military officials said 30 to 40 men still were holding out in the sprawling Qalai Janghi complex.
6Sports video report: HINU teams lose to Oklahoma Wesleyan
November 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the Fightin’ Indians’ and Lady Indians’ attempts at getting wins against Oklahoma Wesleyan.
6Sports video report: Free State winter sports prepare for season
November 28, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on the annual Free State Raise the Roof festivities to officially open the basketball, wrestling and swimming seasons.