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Fast-track citizenship program announced for terrorism informants
Indonesian man ordered held without bail
November 29, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 10:54 a.m.) Seeking to gain improved cooperation, the Justice Department on Thursday offered foreigners a fast track to American citizenship if they give investigators useful information about terrorists.
Alliance forces reportedly moving into Kandahar
November 29, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:52 a.m.) A top commander of the northern alliance said Thursday that his forces were moving into Kandahar, the only city the Taliban still control in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said opposition troops could be in the provincial district around the city.
THE MAG: Organized chaos
An amnesiac searches for memories with help of several oddballs in Unicorn’s ‘Fuddy Meers’
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near It’s relatively easy to explain the plot twists in the Unicorn Theatre’s new production of “Fuddy Meers.” The play is a lot like the movie “Memento,” if that movie had been filmed by a cast and crew who were constantly chewing on hallucinogenic mushrooms.
THE MAG: Geometry in the john
Chris Messer is so devoted to art he’ll show it anywhere
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Chris Messer’s artistic career is in the toilet and he wants it that way.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 29, 2001
Grizzell’s screenprints in Wichita show Decorated trees go on display today Nelson-Atkins to light Christmas tree Author to talk about Wounded Knee
THE MAG: Parting shot - Meteor lines by Roger Nomer 11/29/2001
November 29, 2001
Report: U.S. lags in cutting teen birth rate
Other Western nations teach more birth control, offer incentives to delay childbearing
November 29, 2001
Despite a steadily dropping teen birth rate, the United States still lags behind such Western counterparts as France and Sweden when it comes to reducing teen pregnancies, births and abortions, according to a study released today by the Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Nation Briefs
November 29, 2001
Massachusetts: Fifth teen in court in school bomb plot Cincinnati: Police kill black suspect Virginia: ACLU on Falwell’s side in property lawsuit
Merriam fires former Lawrence clerk
Hummert took position as city administrator in July; cause of firing unknown
November 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis When longtime Lawrence city clerk Ray Hummert left to become Merriam city administrator last July, he wasn’t worried about that town’s unstable political situation. After all, he was hired with the unanimous approval of Merriam’s eight-person city council.
Attendance down at American Royal
November 29, 2001
Attendance at the American Royal was down 8 percent from last year, but officials said they aren’t worried. “With everything going on in the country and the world right now, we figured attendance would be down,” said Jim Taylor, retiring executive vice president and general manager of the American Royal.
Poll: Majority endorse new rules
November 29, 2001
Most Americans broadly endorse steps taken by the Bush administration to investigate and prosecute suspected terrorists and express little concern that these measures violate the rights of U.S. citizens or others caught up in the ongoing probes, according to a survey by The Washington Post and ABC News.
Lawsuit contends lax resident care to blame in death
November 29, 2001
By Dave Ranney Two years ago, 81-year-old Lloyd A. Brooks Sr. fell and broke his hip. After a two-week stay at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, he went to Colonial Manor of Lawrence nursing home, 3015 W. 31st St. He died two months later.
Pledge concerns
November 29, 2001
What is a church?
November 29, 2001
Bicycle parking
November 29, 2001
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
November 29, 2001
Icy weather hits southern Plains
November 29, 2001
Motorists slid on ice-coated highways in Texas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, and homeless shelters had trouble keeping up with demand for warm clothing as the southern Plains got its first snowstorm of the season.
Study: Vitamins show no benefit for heart
November 29, 2001
Loading up on vitamin E and other antioxidants is probably worthless for heart patients and may even interfere with widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study found. Antioxidant nutrients, especially vitamin E, were widely recommended a few years ago as a promising way of keeping the heart healthy.
Bush calls for ‘affordable’ farm bill
November 29, 2001
While a Democratic-backed overhaul of farm subsidies waits in the Senate, President Bush said Wednesday he wants “generous but affordable” farm legislation that adheres to budget limits and gives farmers a safety net without leading to an overproduction of crops.
KC mayor to unveil plan Friday for major downtown revitalization
November 29, 2001
Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes is finishing work on her master plan for downtown revitalization, which could include a new arena. The plan would call for a new development authority to carry out the major projects in the next six years.
Redistricting may give Lawrence additional clout
November 29, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence will probably gain political clout under legislative redistricting plans under consideration. But a map showing the proposed boundaries of the 125 House districts and 40 Senate districts may be a couple of weeks away, officials said Wednesday.
10-year-old’s killer gets death sentence
November 29, 2001
Jurors on Wednesday sentenced to death a man who admitted kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Kansas girl. The federal jury of eight women and four men took less than two hours to decide the fate of Keith D. Nelson, 27, who pleaded guilty Oct. 25 in the death of Pamela Butler of Kansas City, Kan. The girl’s mother, Cherri West, cried after the verdict was read.
Millionaire’ fortunes fade
ABC executives show pointed lack of confidence in game show
November 29, 2001
In a measure of how far “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has fallen, ABC executives on Wednesday refused to guarantee that the game show that made the network a fortune two years ago will be back next fall.
2001 People’s Choice nominees announced
November 29, 2001
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington lead the nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. The actors were nominated in the favorite film actor and favorite dramatic actor categories, but no particular performances were specified.
New York lights Christmas tree
November 29, 2001
Still recovering from the World Trade Center attack, New York City opened the Christmas season Wednesday night with a patriotic spirit lighting 30,000 red, white and blue bulbs on the Rockefeller Center tree.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade events to help infants-toddlers agency
November 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Every week, 2-year-old George Brown receives physical and speech therapy to help him gain skills lacking because he was born with a neurological disorder. Brown, diagnosed with lissencephaly when he was 6 months old, is one of more than 125 children served annually by the Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council.
Sixth Street plans upset city
KDOT’s median at Sixth and Wakarusa intersection will block access to businesses
November 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis The city and the Kansas Department of Transportation are butting heads again this time about a $17.9 million plan to widen Sixth Street between Wakarusa Drive and Kansas Highway 10.
Hospital forecasts healthy 2002
November 29, 2001
By Jim Baker Despite spiraling costs to treat the city’s poor, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is expected to double its profit next year. Hospital officials approved a 2002 budget Wednesday. The document forecasts about $4 million in profit and expanded services for patients.
KU dean, alumnus argue before Supreme Court
November 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The last thing most attorneys expect when arguing at the U.S. Supreme Court is help from the opposing lawyer. But it didn’t come as much of a surprise Wednesday to Matt Wiltanger in a case that pitted a teacher against one of his former students.
KU-bred spinoffs secure drug deals
November 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Two companies built on drug-delivery technologies formulated at Kansas University announced separate affiliations Wednesday with major drug makers. CyDex Inc., Overland Park, said it had signed a licensing deal for use of its Captisol delivery compound by OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc., a New York-based developer and producer of treatments for cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.
Dynegy drops plan to merge with Enron
Energy trader tumbling toward bankruptcy
November 29, 2001
Enron Corp., once the world’s largest energy trader, slid toward bankruptcy Wednesday in one of the most spectacular downfalls Wall Street has ever seen after its would-be rescuer, Dynegy Inc., backed out of an $8.4 billion deal to take it over.
Fuel for the fire
Teen athletes plan meals so they’re not running on empty
November 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Whether they’re on the court, field or track, high school athletes burn a lot of fuel. Teen-agers often rely on convenience foods such as hamburgers and french fries, but athletes need to eat the right kinds of food to perform their best.
Pick from the pyramid to help guarantee good nutrition
November 29, 2001
Athletic teens and others concerned about nutrition can heed this advice from www.kidshealth.org. One of the best ways to ensure you’re in top form is to follow the Food Guide Pyramid. Sound simple? It is.
In the halls
November 29, 2001
Eagles, Chiefs expect to see plenty of Holmes
November 29, 2001
Here’s one where just about any armchair quarterback could probably draw up an effective game plan. The Philadelphia Eagles have the NFL’s top-ranked pass defense and the Kansas City Chiefs have the lowest-rated quarterback in the league.
Focused on history
Gordon halfway to goal of rewriting record books
November 29, 2001
The big picture. That’s NASCAR code for the championship race. It’s a phrase crew chiefs and car owners use over and over to motivate their teams and keep drivers focused on the ultimate goal of a top-flight team a Winston Cup championship.
Gregory joins Chenowith on Greenville’s roster
November 29, 2001
Former Kansas University swingman Kenny Gregory has signed a contract with the Greenville Groove of the National Basketball Developmental League, it was announced Tuesday.
Iverson inks endorsement deal
Sixers’ standout lands lifetime contract with Reebok
November 29, 2001
Allen Iverson signed a lifetime endorsement and marketing contract with Reebok on Wednesday. The deal is an extension of the 10-year, $50 million deal the Philadelphia standout signed after being selected by the 76ers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft.
Baseball owners putting fans last
Minnesota’s Pohland living up to his reputation, even at age 86
November 29, 2001
Carl Pohlad made some of his fortune by collecting on bad debts during the Depression, and it hasn’t been easy for him to top that bit of nastiness. You do something so spectacular so young and then you spend the rest of your life trying to live up to the reputation.
State champs first test for LHS girls
Lawrence High to open season against Aquinas; Free State in rebuilding mode
November 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s Kristin Mallory likely won’t forget her first game as a head high school girls basketball coach. The Lions open tonight against Overland Park Aquinas, the defending Class 6A state champion and top-ranked team in the state this season. Tipoff is 7 p.m. in the LHS gym.
Planners review earlier plan before giving final approval
November 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis The planning commission’s approval Wednesday of Home Depot’s final development plan wasn’t accomplished without revisiting October’s battle about the preliminary plan. The development, as originally approved in October, will be at 1900 W. 31st St. and face that “collector” street.
Gorillas’ Brooks not cowed
Guard scores 19 against Jayhawks; PSU’s Stanley struggles
November 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling A man with a plan was Cedric Brooks. Pittsburg State’s junior guard wasn’t going to be intimidated by Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. “I decided to play them like they were Washburn or somebody,” Brooks said.
KU survives without height
Jayhawks get by after Collison, Carey foul out
November 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Already playing without injured freshman forward Wayne Simien, the last thing Kansas University’s men basketball needed was to have a post player foul out against Pittsburg State.
Our town sports
November 29, 2001
Indiana drops Heels to 0-3
November 29, 2001
North Carolina has dug itself an unthinkable hole it still believes it can escape from. The Tar Heels started 0-3 for the first time in 73 years as Indiana got clutch play from A.J. Moye and Tom Coverdale for a 79-66 win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.
Tech stops Aggies in overtime
November 29, 2001
Will Chavis hit the second of two free throws with three seconds left in overtime Wednesday night as Texas Tech gave Bob Knight an 81-80 win over rival Lou Henson and New Mexico State.
Colorado State upends CU
November 29, 2001
Elizabeth English scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half as No. 15 Colorado State beat No. 11 Colorado, 81-69, on Wednesday. Jackie Campbell, Angie Gorton and Shannon Strecker each had 12 points to help Colorado State (5-0) beat Colorado (5-2) for the third straight time.
On the record
November 29, 2001
St. Louis, Louisville courting Hornets
November 29, 2001
Charlotte Hornets co-owner Ray Woodlridge would not say Wednesday which city is the front-runner to land the NBA team if it moves. That should be news to people in Louisville, who were under the impression that they held that distinction.
Friends and neighbors
November 29, 2001
6Sports video report: local swim meet action
November 29, 2001
James Sido reports on the first swim meet for the Lawrence and Free State High’s boys’ swim teams.
6News video report: Commission considers improving security at Wells Overlook
November 29, 2001
Marta Costello reports on how the Douglas County Commission wants to make Wells Overlook a safer place.
River City Weekly video: Joel Mathis speaks about New York City project
November 29, 2001
Greg Hurd interviews Lawrence Journal-World reporter Joel Mathis about his recent trip across America to the Sept. 11 attack site at ground zero in New York City.
Glenn suspended again
Patriots receiver penalized by team
November 29, 2001
The nameplate was gone from Terry Glenn’s locker. Only an ankle brace was inside no warmup clothes, no uniform. One day after going to practice with headphones but no helmet, the New England wide receiver, who has missed 10 of the team’s 11 games, was suspended again Thursday by coach Bill Belichick.
In the halls
November 29, 2001
Why is fitness important to you? John Davis, 16 years old, sophomore
Marvin Linvel Green
November 29, 2001
Recipes
November 29, 2001
Recipes
November 29, 2001
Chicken And Rice Casserole
Ruth Aiken Phillips
November 29, 2001
Squishy approach
November 29, 2001
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Sidewalks of New York’
Sidewalks of New York’ portrays a joyless existence within a vibrant city
November 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger With the millions of folks who live in the Big Apple, it is astonishing that “Sidewalks of New York” writer-director Edward Burns has managed to find the five or six least engaging people to waste 107 minutes on. After his enjoyable debut with “The Brothers McMullen,” Burns seems to have forgotten everything that made his first film memorable (likable characters and snappy dialogue) and inadvertently winds up insulting the title city.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 29, 2001
Former Taliban fighters stage strategic ‘melt’
November 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The Taliban fighters who abruptly put down weapons to embrace their long-lost “brothers” from Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance have accomplished a strategic melt of legendary proportion.
AIDS a ‘teen epidemic’ in E. Europe
November 29, 2001
Eastern Europe and the republics of the former Soviet Union are fast becoming the new battleground against AIDS, with teen-agers the hardest hit, according to a U.N. report on the epidemic published Wednesday.
Holidays provide a time for adults to talk with children
November 29, 2001
American holidays seem built upon a peculiar mix of happiness and high anxiety. We love to celebrate. But it’s mingled with the stress of cooking elaborate dinners, shopping for gifts and attending obligatory social events.
Bloody uprising raises questions
November 29, 2001
Corpses with bound hands, dust mixed with dried blood, spent mortar rounds littering fields where horses grazed: No part of this massive fortress was left unstained by death in one of the most ferocious battles of the war on the Taliban.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 29, 2001
Movies 1. “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone,” $58.5 million
ABC executives show pointed lack of confidence in game show
November 29, 2001
In a measure of how far “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has fallen, ABC executives on Wednesday refused to guarantee that the game show that made the network a fortune two years ago will be back next fall.
Ex-dictator’s son arrested after yearlong manhunt
November 29, 2001
The yearlong hunt for the fugitive son of ex-dictator Suharto ended Wednesday when detectives raided a mansion and arrested the millionaire playboy for plotting the murder of a Supreme Court judge who had sentenced him for graft.
People
November 29, 2001
Hitting the slopes Heated debate over film DUI conviction Keeping out of jail
ECKAN seeks holiday volunteers
Firefighters’ exit leaves agency scrambling for Christmastime assistance
November 29, 2001
By Mindie Paget Several hundred Lawrence families could miss out on gifts and fixings for their holiday meal because of a miscommunication between a social service agency and its longtime volunteers. For the past four years and up through Thanksgiving, volunteers from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical helped East Central Kansas Community Action Agency, or ECKAN, deliver holiday meal and gift bundles to more than 400 needy families.
Left-turn hang-up shadows Home Depot at 31st St. site
November 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis Home Depot developers are working to preserve left-turn access from 31st Street to Kmart, apparently trying to avert a threatened lawsuit against the city. But Kmart’s property owners are dubious about the success of those efforts.
NBA Roundup: Pistons set dubious record
Detroit bags just 18 boards in loss to Hornets
November 29, 2001
P.J. Brown looked up in disbelief. Had the Charlotte forward actually outrebound the entire Detroit Pistons team in the Hornets’ 104-96 victory Wednesday night? Yes, P.J. you did.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘Behind Enemy Lines’
Behind Enemy Lines’ adds firepower to its familiar action-movie premise
November 29, 2001
By Loey Lockerby A young maverick, working for a government institution, goes on an unauthorized mission and gets caught in enemy territory. His smart, straight-talking mentor defies his own superiors and mounts a rescue attempt, using everything from the news media to military hardware to achieve his goal.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
November 29, 2001
THE MAG: Calendar
November 29, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
THE MAG: Movie listings
November 29, 2001
Local briefs
November 29, 2001
Marker returned to its home A little-noticed Lawrence monument that helped inspire a movie about the city’s Civil War days has been returned to its site. The monument was removed from the 900 block of New Hampshire Street to City Manager Mike Wildgen’s office while a new city parking garage was built there. Construction of the garage was completed this month, and city officials said Wednesday the monument has been returned. Lawrence historians said the monument was placed at the location in 1908 by Kansas University’s American history department. It commemorated the deaths of the mostly unarmed recruits of the 14th Kansas Cavalry who were killed during William Quantrill’s raid of Lawrence in August 1863. The 12-inch granite monument is inscribed: “Here near a score of unarmed recruits were shot Aug. 21, 1863.” __________________________ Deaths: Rural resident found dead at bottom of stairway A rural Douglas County woman was found dead by relatives Tuesday morning at the foot of a stairway in her home, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. An autopsy was performed Wednesday on the body of Harriet Larios, 55, Under-sheriff Bill Shepard said. Larios’ death, however, is thought to have been an accident, Shepard said. Sheriff’s officers were called to Larios’ home in the 1800 section of North 1600 Road about 10 a.m. Tuesday. “It is still under investigation, but all indications are this is going to be an accidental death,” Shepard said. Results of the autopsy, performed by Frontier Forensics, Topeka, were not available late Wednesday. __________________________ Courts: KU students charged in ECM furniture thefts Two Kansas University students were charged Wednesday in the theft of collectible Herman Miller furniture from Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Steven Stewart, 22, Lawrence, is charged with one count of theft, and Aaron Jones, 22, Belleville, is charged with aiding and abetting theft. On Nov. 14 Lawrence Police and the KU Public Safety Department received a tip about where to find furniture that had been taken from Nunamaker Hall. The furniture, plus a table from ECM, was recovered from a residence in the 300 block of West 12th Street. Jones and Stewart have not been charged with the thefts of furniture from Nunamaker. Stewart is to return to court at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 for a preliminary hearing. Jones is to be in court again today at 2 p.m. to set a preliminary hearing date. __________________________ Government: Lt. governor considered for Bush administration job Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer is considering a job with the Bush administration. Sherrer said he was asked by the White House to interview for a position with the Surface Transportation Board. Sherrer said he didn’t know if he would be selected to the STB or if he would accept the job. His job-shopping sparked speculation whom Gov. Bill Graves would select as replacement. Some lawmakers predicted House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan, would be at the top of the list. Glasscock is running for lieutenant governor on a ticket led by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall. Sherrer said speculation about Glasscock replacing him was nonsense. __________________________ Community service: Blood donors needed to replenish low supply Community Blood Center is asking those donors it turned away after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to help replenish the blood supply, which is the lowest it has been since before the attacks. Officials at the center, the primary supplier of blood services to all Topeka and Lawrence hospitals, said inventory has dropped from a five-day supply, which it had on-hand Nov. 12, to a two-day supply. Lawrence and area donors can visit the local blood center at 535 Gateway Drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old, at least 110 pounds and in good health. To schedule an appointment, call (785) 843-5383.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
November 29, 2001
   
Pledge concerns
November 29, 2001
To the editor: In the Nov. 11 issue of the LJW I read that a school board member, Austin Turney, is distressed by “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. As it is well known, so-called separation of state and religion is not based on the Constitution, or Bill or Rights, or like it is just a judgment of the Supreme Court.
Al-Qaida officials caught
November 29, 2001
U.S. forces in Afghanistan have captured the first high-level members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network and the prisoners might be flown to a U.S. air base for interrogation, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
Briefly
November 29, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Troop e-mail site set up Washington, D.C.: Afghan diplomats readied Virginia: Lottery winner to stay in U.S. Washington, D.C.: Anthrax mailed to Chile does not match U.S. strain
Cloning lessens respect for life
November 29, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services A Massachusetts firm has announced the first successful cloning of human embryos. The company believes that cloning human cells will accelerate the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, ALS, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and numerous other maladies.
Imaginary trial of bin Laden rushed to air tonight
November 29, 2001
After today, and the people at Court TV can stop sweating the Osama bin Laden hunt. The network’s one-hour documentary imagining a trial for the terrorist thought to be the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks is being rushed to television tonight, rescheduled from Dec. 6.
U.S. stocks up on vaccine for smallpox
November 29, 2001
The Bush administration signed a contract Wednesday to buy 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine from a British firm, preparing for the possibility terrorists would try to spread the deadly virus.
Alliance rejects outside security force
November 29, 2001
The northern alliance rejected the United Nations’ proposal for an international security force for Afghanistan, insisting Wednesday that a security force theirs is already in place.
WTC victim buried by wrong family
November 29, 2001
A firefighter killed at the World Trade Center was mistakenly identified as one of his fallen comrades and buried by the wrong family because of a remarkable series of similarities between the two men.
Provost tells KU students tuition costs may double
November 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University Provost David Shulenburger unveiled several proposals Wednesday for increasing tuition, including one that would more than double tuition for most classes taken by Kansas residents.
KUAC to consider changing basketball seating
Group wants student section in Allen Fieldhouse to be around the court, behind team benches
November 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Peter Gogol knows Allen Fieldhouse is a difficult place for Kansas University basketball opponents to play. But he wants to make it tougher. “As cheesy as it sounds, I want to make Allen Fieldhouse all that it can be and make it as intense an environment as it can be for opposing teams by bringing some of the rowdier fans the students closer to the players,” he said.
Briefcase
November 29, 2001
Intrust announces opening of temporary branch, offices Bananas: Chiquita files Chapter 11 under pre-arranged plan Microprocessor industry: IBM plans to cut 1,000 jobs, blames weak chip market Tax preparer: H&R Block losses less than analysts forecast
Daily ticker
November 29, 2001
Horoscopes
November 29, 2001
Help youths of all ages cope with stress
November 29, 2001
For parents of elementary school students.
NU’s Crouch, OU’s Williams runaway winners
November 29, 2001
There was very little dispute in the voting for the Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year award. Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch ran away with it.
NFL Picks: Give edge to Patriots in rematch with Jets
November 29, 2001
Everyone seems to be raving about Tom Brady, who has energized the New England Patriots since Drew Bledsoe was hurt against the New York Jets in the second week of the season.
NHL Roundup: Sabres capitalize
Buffalo makes Washington pay
November 29, 2001
The Sabres were happy that the Capitals proved to be generous hosts. Maxim Afinogenov and Slava Kozlov scored early goals for Buffalo as the Sabres took advantage of defensive breakdowns for a 5-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday night.
Opal Lucille McRae-Hunter
November 29, 2001
Briefly
November 29, 2001
Washington, D.C.: Troop e-mail site set up Washington, D.C.: Afghan diplomats readied Virginia: Lottery winner to stay in U.S. Washington, D.C.: Anthrax mailed to Chile does not match U.S. strain
s Gibbs have little to say about Kansas opening
November 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While names of prospective candidates to fill Kansas University’s head football coaching vacancy continued to be bandied about Wednesday, prospective candidates remained noncommittal.
adds firepower to its familiar action-movie premise
November 29, 2001
By Loey Lockerby A young maverick, working for a government institution, goes on an unauthorized mission and gets caught in enemy territory. His smart, straight-talking mentor defies his own superiors and mounts a rescue attempt, using everything from the news media to military hardware to achieve his goal.
ll show it anywhere
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Chris Messer’s artistic career is in the toilet and he wants it that way.
Profit motive dishonors King
November 29, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald A few words to define Martin Luther King. Leader of the civil rights movement, sometimes called the second American revolution. Man whose commitment to nonviolent resistance transformed a nation and inspired a world. Member of that top tier of American heroes that includes Jefferson and Lincoln.
Al-Qaida officials caught
November 29, 2001
U.S. forces in Afghanistan have captured the first high-level members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network and the prisoners might be flown to a U.S. air base for interrogation, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
Limo stretches ride
StarCoach Limousine drives to cover costs
November 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Don’t let the 40,000-pound, 40-foot, eight-wheel, 500-horsepower metal behemoth fool you. “It’s not a bus,” owner Jeff Shmalberg said, climbing aboard his new converted motorcoach. “It’s a limousine.” Shmalberg, a Lawrence-based property developer, is the driving force behind StarCoach Limousine Inc., a company created to carry up to 14 passengers across town or to all edges of the country.
KU goes bananas - Kansas 105, Pittsburg State 62
Gooden leads Jayhawks past Gorillas
November 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden tried to put his own type of exclamation point on Kansas University’s 105-62 men’s basketball victory over outmanned Pittsburg State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Gooden, who gored the Gorillas for 26 points and 13 rebounds, plucked one of his three steals at midcourt with just over nine minutes to play.
School pictures take on a smarter look
November 29, 2001
Fourth-grader Sheriff Akeju, 9, stood tall and proud so as not to wrinkle his favorite gray sweater. He needed to take a nice picture because he plans to slip one to his aunt before her trip to Nigeria.
6Sports video report: local swim meet action
November 29, 2001
James Sido reports on the first swim meet for the Lawrence and Free State High’s boys’ swim teams.
Gooden leads Jayhawks past Gorillas
November 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden tried to put his own type of exclamation point on Kansas University’s 105-62 men’s basketball victory over outmanned Pittsburg State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Gooden, who gored the Gorillas for 26 points and 13 rebounds, plucked one of his three steals at midcourt with just over nine minutes to play.
Guard scores 19 against Jayhawks
November 29, 2001
By Chuck Woodling A man with a plan was Cedric Brooks. Pittsburg State’s junior guard wasn’t going to be intimidated by Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. “I decided to play them like they were Washburn or somebody,” Brooks said.
Columnist seeks multiple ways to avoid drowning in an ocean of junk e-mail
November 29, 2001
By Michael Newman I have always depended on the kindness of strangers, and these days they’re being way too kind to me. Every day I receive a steady flow of electronic missives from folks who are concerned for my well-being. These fine people are interested in my financial future, hairline, job satisfaction, erectile function, breast size, penis size, waist size and access to low-cost ink jet cartridges.
Indonesian man ordered held without bail
November 29, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 10:54 a.m.) Seeking to gain improved cooperation, the Justice Department on Thursday offered foreigners a fast track to American citizenship if they give investigators useful information about terrorists.
Imaginary trial of bin Laden rushed to air tonight
November 29, 2001
After today, and the people at Court TV can stop sweating the Osama bin Laden hunt. The network’s one-hour documentary imagining a trial for the terrorist thought to be the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks is being rushed to television tonight, rescheduled from Dec. 6.
re not running on empty
November 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Whether they’re on the court, field or track, high school athletes burn a lot of fuel. Teen-agers often rely on convenience foods such as hamburgers and french fries, but athletes need to eat the right kinds of food to perform their best.
THE MAG: Best Bets
November 29, 2001
   
THE MAG: World turning
Jimmy Eat World lands a spot on the year’s most coveted tour
November 29, 2001
By Jon Niccum It’s easy to imagine the bizarre spectacle that must be going on backstage each night during the Weezer/Tenacious D tour. By placing Rivers Cuomo, the reclusive Harvard-educated frontman of Weezer, into a confined setting with raucous movie star Jack Black (“Shallow Hal”), who pilots the pudgy comedic pair Tenacious D, things are bound to get a tad loopy.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Pink Floyd, The Smashing Pumpkins
November 29, 2001
THE MAG: Reckless life
KB Posse’s appetite for destruction keeps its hard-hitting music unrestrained
November 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness It’s been said that nice boys don’t play rock ‘n’ roll. The members of KB Posse are not nice boys, which may have something to do with why they’re holding court at Bada Bing, a Lawrence “gentleman’s club” that’s not for the faint of heart.
THE MAG: Cover Story - The inferno
KC’s Tech N9ne takes listeners on drive through his private hell
November 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness No one ever said being a superstar was easy. Though Tech N9ne may not be widely known in national rap circles, back home in Kansas City, Mo., he’s as big as it gets, mobbed by fans, exalted in the press and awarded every possible accolade and critical barb.
THE MAG: Marginalized musicians
Forgotten stories of World War II’s all-girl bands featured in KU prof’s new book
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near All-girl bands have been around since the glory days of the 1920s, when bathtub gin flowed freely in illegal speakeasies. It was an unholy alliance: Powerful men got booze and great jazz, while also being able to gaze at pretty women onstage. And the female musicians got one more chance to play the music they loved, even if they were looked down upon for performing what was considered traditional, masculine music.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - Spam, spam, spam, spam
Columnist seeks multiple ways to avoid drowning in an ocean of junk e-mail
November 29, 2001
By Michael Newman I have always depended on the kindness of strangers, and these days they’re being way too kind to me. Every day I receive a steady flow of electronic missives from folks who are concerned for my well-being. These fine people are interested in my financial future, hairline, job satisfaction, erectile function, breast size, penis size, waist size and access to low-cost ink jet cartridges.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - War of the weekend wrestlers
Members of the Central States Wrestling league strive for competition on their own terms
November 29, 2001
By Seth Jones It’s relatively quiet in Lenexa for a Saturday night. Of course, I am on a secluded back road. I pull my car up to the Amos Family Funeral Home. Surely I’m not in the right place, but there’s a ton of vehicles parked here, as if someone really important died.
John Joseph James Talleur
November 29, 2001
Charles R. Mills Sr.
November 29, 2001
Senate panel questions constitutionality of tribunals
November 29, 2001
In the first sharp criticism by Congress of the Bush administration’s anti-terrorism campaign, Senate Judiciary Committee members grilled a top Justice Department official Wednesday about the constitutionality of military tribunals and other measures adopted since Sept. 11.
House approves anti-terror spending
November 29, 2001
The House overwhelmingly approved a $20 billion anti-terrorism package Wednesday after derailing a Democratic drive to defy President Bush and add billions for domestic security, defense and aid to New York.
Elf play teaches students friends, not bullies, count
November 29, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Imaginary elves living in stick-frame houses spoke Wednesday to fifth- and sixth-graders at East Heights School about the agony of bullying and the joy of friendship. Student Dejanelle Lockett heard their message: “It’s hard being teased.” And if a person turns his back on a friend being bullied?
High Court considers Internet limits
November 29, 2001
The Supreme Court, struggling Wednesday to find a balance between protecting children from online smut and preserving free speech, questioned whether a sweeping national standard could rule the unruly Internet.
Interior Department officials ordered to stand trial in Indian trust fund case
November 29, 2001
A federal judge ordered Interior Secretary Gale Norton to stand trial Wednesday on contempt allegations related to a long-running lawsuit accusing her of mismanagement of a billion-dollar Indian trust fund.
The need to read
November 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The Harry Potter craze is serving a wonderful purpose by stimulating reading. Let’s hear it again for J.K. Rowling and her “Harry Potter” books! Children who haven’t been reading are doing so and those who have been reading are likely to do more of it which is one of the best boosts our educational system can get.
Bloody uprising raises questions
November 29, 2001
Corpses with bound hands, dust mixed with dried blood, spent mortar rounds littering fields where horses grazed: No part of this massive fortress was left unstained by death in one of the most ferocious battles of the war on the Taliban.
School pictures take on a smarter look
November 29, 2001
Fourth-grader Sheriff Akeju, 9, stood tall and proud so as not to wrinkle his favorite gray sweater. He needed to take a nice picture because he plans to slip one to his aunt before her trip to Nigeria.
Holidays provide a time for adults to talk with children
November 29, 2001
American holidays seem built upon a peculiar mix of happiness and high anxiety. We love to celebrate. But it’s mingled with the stress of cooking elaborate dinners, shopping for gifts and attending obligatory social events.
Coaching candidates noncommittal
OU’s Mangino, Fresno State’s Hill, LSU’s Gibbs have little to say about Kansas opening
November 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair While names of prospective candidates to fill Kansas University’s head football coaching vacancy continued to be bandied about Wednesday, prospective candidates remained noncommittal.
Notebook: KU forward Simien ruled out for ‘Zona
November 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Wayne Simien won’t make his regular-season debut in Saturday’s big nonconference basketball battle at Arizona. Simien, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 freshman forward from Leavenworth, had arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 15.
November 29, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The Taliban fighters who abruptly put down weapons to embrace their long-lost “brothers” from Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance have accomplished a strategic melt of legendary proportion.
s new book
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near All-girl bands have been around since the glory days of the 1920s, when bathtub gin flowed freely in illegal speakeasies. It was an unholy alliance: Powerful men got booze and great jazz, while also being able to gaze at pretty women onstage. And the female musicians got one more chance to play the music they loved, even if they were looked down upon for performing what was considered traditional, masculine music.
Members of the Central States Wrestling league strive for competition on their own terms
November 29, 2001
By Seth Jones It’s relatively quiet in Lenexa for a Saturday night. Of course, I am on a secluded back road. I pull my car up to the Amos Family Funeral Home. Surely I’m not in the right place, but there’s a ton of vehicles parked here, as if someone really important died.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS - Pink Floyd, The Smashing Pumpkins
November 29, 2001
Pink Floyd “Echoes The Best of Pink Floyd”
House approves anti-terror spending
November 29, 2001
The House overwhelmingly approved a $20 billion anti-terrorism package Wednesday after derailing a Democratic drive to defy President Bush and add billions for domestic security, defense and aid to New York.
s Tech N9ne takes listeners on drive through his private hell
November 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness No one ever said being a superstar was easy. Though Tech N9ne may not be widely known in national rap circles, back home in Kansas City, Mo., he’s as big as it gets, mobbed by fans, exalted in the press and awarded every possible accolade and critical barb.
s appetite for destruction keeps its hard-hitting music unrestrained
November 29, 2001
By Geoff Harkness It’s been said that nice boys don’t play rock ‘n’ roll. The members of KB Posse are not nice boys, which may have something to do with why they’re holding court at Bada Bing, a Lawrence “gentleman’s club” that’s not for the faint of heart.
s most coveted tour
November 29, 2001
By Jon Niccum It’s easy to imagine the bizarre spectacle that must be going on backstage each night during the Weezer/Tenacious D tour. By placing Rivers Cuomo, the reclusive Harvard-educated frontman of Weezer, into a confined setting with raucous movie star Jack Black (“Shallow Hal”), who pilots the pudgy comedic pair Tenacious D, things are bound to get a tad loopy.
Alliance forces reportedly moving into Kandahar
November 29, 2001
(Updated Thursday at 11:52 a.m.) A top commander of the northern alliance said Thursday that his forces were moving into Kandahar, the only city the Taliban still control in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said opposition troops could be in the provincial district around the city.
Zona
November 29, 2001
By Gary Bedore Wayne Simien won’t make his regular-season debut in Saturday’s big nonconference basketball battle at Arizona. Simien, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9 freshman forward from Leavenworth, had arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 15.
Jayhawks get by after Collison, Carey foul out
November 29, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Already playing without injured freshman forward Wayne Simien, the last thing Kansas University’s men basketball needed was to have a post player foul out against Pittsburg State.
THE MAG: Parting shot
November 29, 2001
Meteor lines by Roger Nomer
U.S. stocks up on vaccine for smallpox
November 29, 2001
The Bush administration signed a contract Wednesday to buy 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine from a British firm, preparing for the possibility terrorists would try to spread the deadly virus.
November 29, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near It’s relatively easy to explain the plot twists in the Unicorn Theatre’s new production of “Fuddy Meers.” The play is a lot like the movie “Memento,” if that movie had been filmed by a cast and crew who were constantly chewing on hallucinogenic mushrooms.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
November 29, 2001
Singles 1. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
Squishy approach
November 29, 2001
To the editor: A fatal divergence may be taking place. While I have been surprised by the efficiency of America’s military leaders in the Gulf War, in the Kosovo conflict and in the present war in Afghanistan, I continue to be dismayed by the dreamland in which politicians and squishy academics (individuals from the social “sciences” and various special studies) live.
Help youths of all ages cope with stress
November 29, 2001
For parents of elementary school students.
s Choice nominees announced
November 29, 2001
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington lead the nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. The actors were nominated in the favorite film actor and favorite dramatic actor categories, but no particular performances were specified.
Pick from the pyramid to help guarantee good nutrition
November 29, 2001
Athletic teens and others concerned about nutrition can heed this advice from www.kidshealth.org. One of the best ways to ensure you’re in top form is to follow the Food Guide Pyramid. Sound simple? It is.
Opal Lucille McRae-Hunter
November 29, 2001
Salina Private inurnment services are scheduled for Opal Lucille McRae-Hunter, 79, Salina. She was cremated. Mrs. McRae-Hunter died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at her home.
Ruth Aiken Phillips
November 29, 2001
Osawatomie Services for Ruth Adeline Aiken Phillips, 75, Osawatomie, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Louisburg United Methodist Church, Louisburg. Burial will be in Bucyrus Cemetery, Bucyrus. Mrs. Phillips died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Life Care Center.
Charles R. Mills Sr.
November 29, 2001
Topeka Memorial services for Charles R. Mills Sr., 63, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Baptist Church. He was cremated. Mr. Mills died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.
Marvin Linvel Green
November 29, 2001
Tonganoxie Services for Marvin Linvel Green, 66, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Green died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
John Joseph James Talleur
November 29, 2001
Private memorial services for John Joseph James Talleur, 76, Lawrence, will be in spring 2002. Inurnment will also be at a later date. Cremation is planned. Mr. Talleur died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
WTC victim buried by wrong family
November 29, 2001
A firefighter killed at the World Trade Center was mistakenly identified as one of his fallen comrades and buried by the wrong family because of a remarkable series of similarities between the two men.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
November 29, 2001
Grizzell’s screenprints in Wichita show Decorated trees go on display today Nelson-Atkins to light Christmas tree Author to talk about Wounded Knee
THE MAG: News of the Weird
November 29, 2001
Lead stories Among the diversionary shipboard classes serving U.S. Marine combat-expeditionary units on the USS Peleliu warship in the Arabian Sea are an anger-management class taught by a chaplain and an English class taught by intelligence officer Chris Picado, delving into poetry from World War I. In an October Reuters interview, one admiring student in Capt. Picado’s class (who might be minutes away from combat), explained: “Just by what (the poet wrote), you can actually feel (the war), or you can get a mental picture of (death).”
THE MAG: Movie listings
November 29, 2001
Black Knight Who thinks Martin Lawrence is a comic genius (besides Martin Lawrence, that is)? There must be somebody out there who sees brilliance in his loud, bug-eyed shtick, because he keeps getting starring roles. This time, he’s a modern-day amusement park employee who ends up in Medieval England, where he somehow convinces everyone that he is both a messenger from France and a court jester. With the exception of an amusing scene where he teaches the king’s musicians to get funky, Lawrence just goes through the boring old motions, playing racially stereotyped humiliation for laughs. He’s aided and abetted by director Gil Junger and screenwriters Darryl J. Quarles, Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow, all of whom seem content to let Lawrence make a fool of himself while the bland supporting cast just stands around and watches. The only actor of note in the film, Tom Wilkinson (“The Full Monty”), brings a level of dignity to his role that it doesn’t begin to deserve. If only he’d given lessons to the star. (PG-13) — LL
s 100th birthday commemorated
November 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Before he died in 1966, former Kansas Citian Walter Elias Disney left an astonishingly prolific and diverse legacy. In addition to his obvious achievements as a cartoon mogul, he was a talented educator, World War II propagandist and an important pioneer for films, television, marketing and amusement parks. With Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and dozens of other Disney-supervised creations as part of the international vernacular, it’s sometimes difficult to believe that, as of Dec. 5, he was born a mere 100 years ago.
portrays a joyless existence within a vibrant city
November 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger With the millions of folks who live in the Big Apple, it is astonishing that “Sidewalks of New York” writer-director Edward Burns has managed to find the five or six least engaging people to waste 107 minutes on. After his enjoyable debut with “The Brothers McMullen,” Burns seems to have forgotten everything that made his first film memorable (likable characters and snappy dialogue) and inadvertently winds up insulting the title city.
s roster
November 29, 2001
Former Kansas University swingman Kenny Gregory has signed a contract with the Greenville Groove of the National Basketball Developmental League, it was announced Tuesday.
Poll: Majority endorse new rules
November 29, 2001
Most Americans broadly endorse steps taken by the Bush administration to investigate and prosecute suspected terrorists and express little concern that these measures violate the rights of U.S. citizens or others caught up in the ongoing probes, according to a survey by The Washington Post and ABC News.
Alliance rejects outside security force
November 29, 2001
The northern alliance rejected the United Nations’ proposal for an international security force for Afghanistan, insisting Wednesday that a security force theirs is already in place.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
November 29, 2001
People
November 29, 2001
Hitting the slopes Heated debate over film DUI conviction Keeping out of jail
THE MAG: A century of treasures
Walt Disney’s 100th birthday commemorated
November 29, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Before he died in 1966, former Kansas Citian Walter Elias Disney left an astonishingly prolific and diverse legacy. In addition to his obvious achievements as a cartoon mogul, he was a talented educator, World War II propagandist and an important pioneer for films, television, marketing and amusement parks. With Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and dozens of other Disney-supervised creations as part of the international vernacular, it’s sometimes difficult to believe that, as of Dec. 5, he was born a mere 100 years ago.