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Budget reality
December 1, 2002
How much are Kansans willing to cut in other areas to avoid cuts in public-school funding?
Arts notes
December 1, 2002
¢ ‘You Never Can Tell’ continues this weekend ¢ KANU celebration includes folk music ¢ Spencer Museum serves Winter Holiday Party ¢ Baker performs Candlelight Vespers ¢ Baldwin Theatre issues audition call ¢ Topeka Ballet to stage ‘The Nutcracker’ ¢ Folly Theater presents lauded Cuban jazz trio ¢ Youth theater stages ‘Cricket on the Hearth’
Ozone report raises cost concerns
December 1, 2002
Douglas CountyâÂÂs ozone levels are creeping toward a regulatory danger zone that could end up costing area residents time, money and convenience, according to a new county report.
Board to decide destination of Riverside School students
December 1, 2002
The Lawrence school board probably will look to Interstate 70 as a boundary line for determining where to send current Riverside School students after the school is closed in May.
Art Fair gears up for first year in new location
December 1, 2002
The selection at this yearâÂÂs Holiday Art Fair should be even more diverse âÂÂ:quot; and refined âÂÂ:quot; than in years past.
Eagles stretch championship streak to six titles in seven seasons
December 1, 2002
Olathe NorthâÂÂs Gene Wier ran out of fingers Saturday - at least on one hand. Now the legendary coach has to push his palms skyward when counting his sixth state championship, which he won Saturday at Kansas UniversityâÂÂs Memorial Stadium with a 41-12 victory against Derby in the Class 6A finale.
Mustangs turn back Topeka West, collect second straight title
December 1, 2002
This time it didnâÂÂt come quite as easily. Yet when the Class 5A title game ended Saturday at Kansas UniversityâÂÂs Memorial Stadium, Salina Central not only had claimed another championship with a 14-6 victory against Topeka West, but it had made school history.
published works make KU professor proud
December 1, 2002
During his 35-year career as a historian, Bill Tuttle has written six books covering race relations, family relationships and other foundations of the changing American experience.
School closures, tax increase fuel opposition to plan
December 1, 2002
Arly Allen is mapping a strategy to defeat the Lawrence school districtâÂÂs proposed $59 million bond issue.
Holidays raise risk for injury, stress
December 1, 2002
Welcome to the holiday season - the most dangerous time of the year. Christmas and New YearâÂÂs celebrations are ahead, and with them come parties, overindulgence, traveling, shopping and gift-giving.
Lectures to be annual event
December 1, 2002
With his first major lecture series complete, the director of the Dole Institute of Politics has his sights set on the future.
Adams services
December 1, 2002
Adams services
December 1, 2002
Memorial services for Ralph N. Adams, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery. Mr. Adams, distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry at Kansas University, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at St. LukeâÂÂs Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after a short illness.
Ingle services
December 1, 2002
Briefly
December 1, 2002
¢ Northern Ireland: IRA peace gesture reports dismissed ¢ Ivory Coast: Foreigners evacuated from rebel-held city ¢ South Korea: American GIs focus of protesters’ wrath
Orchestra, 250 voices combine under direction of new music faculty
December 1, 2002
Kansas UniversityâÂÂs annual Holiday Vespers is a tradition 78 years in the making. This year, it keeps many of its traditional features, like audience singalongs of popular carols. But the concert will take on a slightly different flavor under the direction of the new director of choral activities, John Paul Johnson.
centerpiece of first-ever Jazz Vespers
December 1, 2002
Take Kansas UniversityâÂÂs annual Holiday Vespers, tweak it with a little skid-a-ree-doo-bop, and you get a new variation of the yuletide tradition that appeals to holiday hep cats.
Cigar boxes ignite new handbag fad
December 1, 2002
This is not your grandpaâÂÂs cigar box. Sure, stogies have a nostalgic, old-man mystique. But the wooden boxes they come in are fast becoming fashion statements for the fairer sex. Screw on a handle, attach a few hinges, line the inside with faux fur and youâÂÂve got one smokinâ handbag.
s roster
December 1, 2002
When the auctioneerâÂÂs chant quiets, some of the artful evergreens at the annual Festival of Trees have lassoed winning bids of more than $1,000. ThatâÂÂs fantastic for The Shelter, Inc., which benefits from the holiday auction. But it leaves out charitable folks who want to participate in the fund-raiser but canâÂÂt afford to compete when the bidding goes sky high.
Style briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ Magazine offer tips for mad dash to parties ¢ Fit matters most in jackets, pants
CEO: Westar recovery not a ‘fool’s errand’
December 1, 2002
Reducing debt. Improving employee morale. Rebuilding relationships. Erasing the past. They’re all priorities for James Haines Jr., new president and chief executive of Westar Inc.
Remember safety tips when decorating outdoors
December 1, 2002
Around our house, Thanksgiving marks the traditional start of holiday decorating. After the time-consuming chore of untangling and deciding which strings of lights goes where, my adventuresome daughter and âÂÂshould know betterâ husband all too eagerly climb a ladder.
The Motley Fool
December 1, 2002
¢ Name That Company ¢ Be thankful for what you have ¢ Wal-Mart still growing ¢ Both dumb and smart
On the record
December 1, 2002
Briefcase
December 1, 2002
¢ Economy: Survey: Job security drops to decade low ¢ Auto industry: Shoppers need incentives ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Dog needs checkup before being given drug for arthritis
December 1, 2002
Can you tell me something about a new drug for arthritis called Deramaxx? My 9-year-old Lab, Max, has been taking Rimadyl for more than a year, but this new product sounds as if it might be better for him. He’s doing OK, but I worry about long-term problems that can occur by using Rimadyl. What are your thoughts?
Pets owners cook special meals
December 1, 2002
It’s a hot afternoon. It’s time for Tracy Jones to give Savannah, 2, her homemade snack. Both make their way from the living room to the kitchen, where Jones removes a fruity popsicle from the freezer. Then a few homemade biscuits from the kitchen counter.
Palm Beach animals have society pages
December 1, 2002
Pampered pooches with this exclusive address already have their own chefs, poolside chaises and birthday parties the most spoiled child would envy.
Pets enjoy being pampered with gifts
December 1, 2002
“What do greyhounds like?” a shopper asks the manager at Three Dog Bakery, a stylish suburban shop that sells cookies, shampoos, coats and gifts for four-legged friends.
Put that in your purse and smoke it
Cigar boxes ignite new handbag fad
December 1, 2002
This is not your grandpa’s cigar box. Sure, stogies have a nostalgic, old-man mystique. But the wooden boxes they come in are fast becoming fashion statements for the fairer sex. Screw on a handle, attach a few hinges, line the inside with faux fur and you’ve got one smokin’ handbag.
Travel briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ National art gallery shows Depression work ¢ Methodists to honor John Wesley in 2003 ¢ Santa Fe deal spotlights Southwestern cooking
Terror suspects face new legal track
Civil libertarians decry Bush administration’s policy for handling ‘enemy combatants’
December 1, 2002
The Bush administration is developing a parallel legal system in which terrorism suspects - U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike - may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system, lawyers inside and outside the government say.
Court to decide county authority
December 1, 2002
Kansas Supreme Court justices will be asked Tuesday to determine how far county commissioners can go regarding the hiring and firing of appointed deputies of other elected officials.
Sport of lords comes to Kansas
December 1, 2002
The mining dumps and strip pits that make so much of the southeast Kansas landscape unique also make it a challenging terrain for fox hunting.
Treatment holds hope for family
December 1, 2002
Hailey Johnson has quite a bit in common with other 5-year-olds. She loves to laugh; she has an on-again-off-again love of her siblings; and she wants nothing more complicated out of life than to cavort with her friends.
Mary Esther Bunce
December 1, 2002
Delaware home owner lights up holiday nights
December 1, 2002
There’s no sleigh in the driveway, but a rusting blue Ford pickup with a license tag reads “Santa C.”
Ingle services
December 1, 2002
No services are planned for Bertha Ingle, 89, Bremerton, Wash. Burial will be at Sutton Cemetery, southwest of Lawrence. Mrs. Ingle died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at her daughterâÂÂs home in Bremerton, Wash.
Plants make for pleasant holiday gifts
December 1, 2002
It seems the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets shorter and shorter. With the next several weeks packed full of family gatherings, office parties and other seasonal events, I say: âÂÂLet the gift giving begin!â While many people choose to buy commercial gifts, others take pride in creating their own. I, on the other hand, prefer to give green âÂÂ:quot; not money but plants. Here are some tips to keeping these holiday plants alive this year:
KU extends streak to three games - Kansas 59, San Diego 56
December 1, 2002
For the first time in two years, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs womenâÂÂs basketball team has a three-game winning streak.
Jayhawks must win games if they expect spectators to fill seats
December 1, 2002
Ah, the bizarre fortunes of college football. Forty years ago, Kansas University was struggling to expand old Memorial Stadium. Jack MitchellâÂÂs first five teams had really excited fans. The evidence was that folks would be flocking here in growing numbers as things got even better.
Olathe North knows what it takes to win, just like Lions did during their heyday
December 1, 2002
This is how Lawrence High must have felt in the late âÂÂ80s and early âÂÂ90s. When the Lions won eight Class 6A state titles between 1986 and 1995, they were the toast of Kansas.
Jayhawks jolt Buffs
December 1, 2002
If Saturday night marked the end of the 2002 Kansas University volleyball season, it certainly was an unforgettable finish.
Whittmore honored by Big 12 coaches
December 1, 2002
In a season in which Kansas University failed to win a conference football game, quarterback Bill Whittemore compiled statistics too good to be ignored.
CMSU next for KU
December 1, 2002
A 4 a.m. wake-up call Saturday was not Roy Williamsâ way of punishing his Kansas University basketball players for back-to-back, double-digit losses in New York.
Briefly
December 1, 2002
¢ Philippines: Military announces arrest of Abu Sayyaf commander ¢ Arkansas: Wal-Mart reports record day-after-Thanksgiving sales ¢ Jerusalem: Palestinian teens killed; Israeli tanks move on city ¢ Afghanistan: Stuffing looms as suspect in soldiers’ food poisoning
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December 1, 2002
Reducing debt. Improving employee morale. Rebuilding relationships. Erasing the past. TheyâÂÂre all priorities for James Haines Jr., new president and chief executive of Westar Inc.
Indoor lighting is ‘everything in setting a mood’
December 1, 2002
Lighting sets the mood throughout a home, but perhaps nowhere more than the dining room. Candles, buffet lamps, rope lighting, recessed cans or chandeliers :quot; each can give a different feel to mealtime.
Family briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ Celebrities to ring in 2003 for readers ¢ Be flexible when trying to snap perfect photo
Stadium improvements don’t draw fans
Jayhawks must win games if they expect spectators to fill seats
December 1, 2002
Ah, the bizarre fortunes of college football. Forty years ago, Kansas University was struggling to expand old Memorial Stadium. Jack Mitchell’s first five teams had really excited fans. The evidence was that folks would be flocking here in growing numbers as things got even better.
Oklahoma’s arrogance is showing
Sooners should prepare for Oklahoma State like they do for Texas
December 1, 2002
Sooner Magic is officially a hoax. Who knew that Les Miles, Dave Campo’s tight ends coach before leaving for Oklahoma State two years ago, would be the one to expose it?
Briefly
December 1, 2002
¢ Cincinnati: Group wins court OK for menorah display ¢ Chicago: United flight attendants ratify wage concessions ¢ Maryland: State eradicates troublesome fish ¢ Los Angeles: Gabor still serious after auto accident ¢ Boston: Mob probe brings high profile subpoena ¢ Florida: Disney cruise ship cleaning commences
Plants make for pleasant holiday gifts
December 1, 2002
Retailers slowly moving away from novelty Christmas displays
December 1, 2002
The holiday shopping season is here, and store windows are full of fake evergreens and snowflakes, big bows and wrapped boxes.
Sense for seniors: Holidays are perfect time to bond with grandchildren
December 1, 2002
One of the joys of being a grandparent is doing things with your grandchildren. There are many activities you and your grandchildren can enjoy together; some will just be fun activities, and others will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Campaign reform targets others’ speech
December 1, 2002
Come Wednesday, in a District of Columbia courtroom, litigation begins that will reach the Supreme Court and determine the future of political speech in America.
Ozone report raises cost concerns
December 1, 2002
Douglas County’s ozone levels are creeping toward a regulatory danger zone that could end up costing area residents time, money and convenience, according to a new county report.
Inspectors visit ‘sensitive’ Iraqi site
December 1, 2002
International weapons hunters crossed a threshold Saturday, paying their first visit under the new inspection program to a military post once declared “sensitive” and restricted by the Iraqi government.
Here are the toys expected to be hot this season
December 1, 2002
A list of what are expected to be the top 10 selling toys overall this holiday, according to PlayDate Inc., a marketing company.
Lectures to be annual event
December 1, 2002
With his first major lecture series complete, the director of the Dole Institute of Politics has his sights set on the future.
Fired assistant treasurer urges greater oversight
December 1, 2002
Having a committee oversee investment decisions in the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office is a good start, but it shouldn’t stop there, a former assistant county treasurer said.
Bettis vows he’s not finished yet
Steelers running back poised to pass Riggins on rushing chart
December 1, 2002
Jerome Bettis needs 66 yards to move into 10th on the NFL’s career rushing list. To Bettis, though, there is only one man ahead of him: John Riggins.
NBA Roundup: Mavericks get stronger
Van Exel, LaFrentz return; Dallas rips Bulls
December 1, 2002
While the Dallas Mavericks were winning, Nick Van Exel was waiting. Impatiently. Van Exel was recovering from knee surgery while his teammates were challenging for the best start in NBA history.
Top 25 Roundup: Duke keeps UCLA winless
December 1, 2002
UCLA didn’t just lose, it dropped to 0-2 for the first time in 41 seasons. And the Bruins did it in front of John Wooden in the tournament named for the coach who made them a national power.
Big 12 Roundup: Texas stuffs Seton Hall
Erskin scores career-high 24 in Longhorns’ rout
December 1, 2002
Texas needed some inside scoring to crack Seton Hall’s zone defense, and Deginald Erskin provided just that.
New York makes a brand new start of it
Big Apple is coming back, and so are the tourists
December 1, 2002
Prince knew all the angles.”Once he learns to speak English and point out sights,” said Stephen Malone, “I’m out of work.” Prince moved.
Mary Esther Bunce
December 1, 2002
Services for Mary Esther Bunce, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Jayhawks jolt Buffs
December 1, 2002
If Saturday night marked the end of the 2002 Kansas University volleyball season, it certainly was an unforgettable finish.
Budget reality
December 1, 2002
How much are Kansans willing to cut in other areas to avoid cuts in public-school funding?
s elite teams
December 1, 2002
The last two seasons had been wonderful for the Eudora High football team. A pair of 9-2 seasons with trips to the Class 4A state quarterfinals treated the town to the type of football it hadnâÂÂt seen in years.
Parents can help children cope with ‘lean holiday’
December 1, 2002
My husband and I were both forced to take pay cuts recently, and so we’re spending less this holiday season. How do we break the news to our children that this will be a lean holiday, after having spoiled them with so many toys in the past?
Students’ published works make KU professor proud
December 1, 2002
During his 35-year career as a historian, Bill Tuttle has written six books covering race relations, family relationships and other foundations of the changing American experience.
People
December 1, 2002
¢ Rosie’s girlfriend gives birth ¢ Actor avoids the poverty line ¢ De Niro, troops to ‘Analyze That’ ¢ Shedding name no big deal
Local briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ Roads: New construction to alter 31st Street traffic access ¢ Accidents: Five killed in crashes on Kansas roads ¢ Energy: Wind farm project continues despite setback ¢ Community: Senior Services board picks 2003 officers
Letters awaken historical curiosity
December 1, 2002
A small granite slab embedded in the earth, half a block from the Old West Lawrence house where I used to live, informs the passerby that âÂÂHere Griswold, Baker, Thorp and Trask were shot August 21, 1863.âÂÂ
Fired assistant treasurer urges greater oversight
December 1, 2002
Having a committee oversee investment decisions in the Douglas County TreasurerâÂÂs Office is a good start, but it shouldnâÂÂt stop there, a former assistant county treasurer said.
Business briefs
December 1, 2002
Whittmore honored by Big 12 coaches
December 1, 2002
In a season in which Kansas University failed to win a conference football game, quarterback Bill Whittemore compiled statistics too good to be ignored.
William F. Leib
December 1, 2002
Services for William F. Leib, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Leib died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka.
Top 25 Roundup: Southern Cal spanks Irish, 44-13
Palmer throws for 425 yards, USC defense puts clamps on Notre Dame
December 1, 2002
Carson Palmer threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, and Southern California’s defense held Notre Dame to 109 yards as the sixth-ranked Trojans defeated the No. 7 Fighting Irish 44-13 Saturday night.
Guy E. Monroe
December 1, 2002
Graveside services for Guy E. Monroe, 99, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Monroe died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Village Manor Care Center, Ottawa.
Arts notes
December 1, 2002
¢ Native dancers to perform Christmas powwow ¢ Raven Bookstore to hold holiday booksigning ¢ Ceramics and prints to be sold at KU
Prep title games
December 1, 2002
¢ Class 4A ¢ Class 3A ¢ Class 2-1A
NBA briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ Lucas explains decision to suspend Davis ¢ Kittles leaves game with knee injury ¢ Mutombo sits against Trail Blazers
City briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ Legislator takes insurance post ¢ Environmental alliance to meet Monday
Lawrence briefs
December 1, 2002
¢ WIC voucher pickup scheduled Thursday ¢ Downtown trolley rides to benefit organization ¢ Audubon Society to sell bird seed
Firecrackers set off outside critic’s house
December 1, 2002
A half-full barrel of firecrackers was set off early Saturday outside the home of a Lawrence woman who spoke out earlier this year in favor of a fireworks ban.
Let there be light
Remember safety tips when decorating outdoors
December 1, 2002
Around our house, Thanksgiving marks the traditional start of holiday decorating. After the time-consuming chore of untangling and deciding which strings of lights goes where, my adventuresome daughter and “should know better” husband all too eagerly climb a ladder.
Recipes for the dogs
December 1, 2002
Use caution when trying space heaters
December 1, 2002
Space heaters are a risky way to warm your home. Supplemental heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires in December, January and February, and it trails only cooking equipment as the leading cause of home fires year-round, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Owners can save money by ‘weatherizing’ home
December 1, 2002
One of the best words I have learned in the energy field is “weatherize.” Maybe what’s best about it is that weatherizing a home is important, easy to do and fairly low-cost. The results can be beneficial in terms of energy savings, dollar savings and dramatic increase in home comfort.
One-handed clock unattractive to some
December 1, 2002
Ever hear of a one-hand clock? In past centuries, clocks were often designed with just one hand that indicated the hour and the minutes. By the 15th century, most clocks were made with the more familiar two hands, as seen on modern clocks.
Radio station bucks trend by playing only local music
Consultant says WBZB’s chances of survival slim
December 1, 2002
The compact discs come to Steve Bass on a kind of musical underground railroad, slipped under the door of his radio station or passed from a friend to a friend to a friend.
Spoleto Festival delivers eclectic celebration of arts
December 1, 2002
Jane Austen is coming to Spoleto 2003, and so are dueling flamenco dancers and a most unlikely puppet show about the World War II Battle of Stalingrad.
Chocolate couture makes mouth water
December 1, 2002
Talk about chocolate that goes straight to your hips. At the fifth annual Chocolate Show held in New York, fashion designers teamed with pastry chefs to create outfits that were identifiable as both candy and couture.
Style watch
December 1, 2002
Jewelry designer Tracey Pettingill crafts earrings, necklaces and bracelets in a range of styles, from serious sterling silver to fanciful and fun pieces made with Swarovski crystals, turquoise, coral, pearls and Balinese beads.
Duke Ellington’s ‘Harlem Nutcracker’ centerpiece of first-ever Jazz Vespers
December 1, 2002
Take Kansas University’s annual Holiday Vespers, tweak it with a little skid-a-ree-doo-bop, and you get a new variation of the yuletide tradition that appeals to holiday hep cats.
Same holiday treat, new twists
Orchestra, 250 voices combine under direction of new music faculty
December 1, 2002
Kansas University’s annual Holiday Vespers is a tradition 78 years in the making. This year, it keeps many of its traditional features, like audience singalongs of popular carols. But the concert will take on a slightly different flavor under the direction of the new director of choral activities, John Paul Johnson.
Festival of Trees adds featured artist to annual holiday benefit’s roster
December 1, 2002
When the auctioneer’s chant quiets, some of the artful evergreens at the annual Festival of Trees have lassoed winning bids of more than $1,000. That’s fantastic for The Shelter, Inc., which benefits from the holiday auction. But it leaves out charitable folks who want to participate in the fund-raiser but can’t afford to compete when the bidding goes sky high.
Douglas County Senior Services
December 1, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors also are welcome if space allows.
Interest rate cuts can sting retirees’ savings accounts
December 1, 2002
For every silver lining, there’s a dark cloud. Just ask Thomas Pate. Before the Federal Reserve began cutting interest rates, Pate and his wife of nearly 50 years went on more than a dozen cruises, paid for, in large part, with interest income they earned from the certificates of deposit that make up their principal retirement savings.
Ellis Island immigrant celebrates 100 years
December 1, 2002
MacNeil Jordan was born in Barbados, 100 years ago on Christmas, to parents named Mary and Joseph. He believes in God, family and Cream of Wheat with cinnamon and nutmeg every morning.
Stamps honor legends of baseball
December 1, 2002
U.S. stamps have hailed sporting events and their heroes with illustrations of exciting action and achievements for many years :quot; thus making them ever popular with collectors of all ages.
Journal-World All Area Football: Semis cap Cardinals’ record year
Eudora finishes 11-2, proves itself as one of state’s elite teams
December 1, 2002
The last two seasons had been wonderful for the Eudora High football team. A pair of 9-2 seasons with trips to the Class 4A state quarterfinals treated the town to the type of football it hadn’t seen in years.
Oklahomans report cougar sightings
December 1, 2002
Residents are spotting cougars around town, and they don’t mean mascots at football games. Wildlife specialists say they are certain cougars roam in and around Ada, and there have been several spottings during the past few years as proof.
Volunteer helps homeless return to self-sufficiency
December 1, 2002
Dee Manning’s cell number spreads quickly among the homeless. They learn to spot her black sport Dodge Dakota SUV - loaded with jackets, blankets and bag lunches.
Songs can boost or kill holiday spirit
December 1, 2002
Let’s all get into the Holiday Spirit, as expressed by the festive song heard so very often on the radio at this time of year: “Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock!” “Jingle bell …” BANG
Letters awaken historical curiosity
December 1, 2002
A small granite slab embedded in the earth, half a block from the Old West Lawrence house where I used to live, informs the passerby that “Here Griswold, Baker, Thorp and Trask were shot August 21, 1863.”
Security agency faces huge challenge
December 1, 2002
The front-page picture of Nov. 26 is one to keep. It shows Tom Ridge, a wide grin splitting his prizefighter’s face, accepting congratulations from a circle of well-wishers on being named the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, moments after President Bush signed the legislation creating the new Cabinet department.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 1, 2002
Daily deaths
December 1, 2002
Bush turns back on environment
December 1, 2002
“They hate us.” A friend called to rant about the Bush administration. “I mean it,” he said, sounding a tone of someone who means it. “They hate us. Not just our ideas. But us.”
Lawrence school board
Insurance policy up for approval
December 1, 2002
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Board to decide destination of Riverside School students
December 1, 2002
The Lawrence school board probably will look to Interstate 70 as a boundary line for determining where to send current Riverside School students after the school is closed in May.
Nebraska drought experts hopeful
December 1, 2002
Groundwater levels in southeast Nebraska have taken a hit after several abnormally dry seasons and heavy irrigation this year.
Graves to choose from 3 nominees for high court
Vacancy is third of three this session
December 1, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves has three nominees to consider to fill the third of three vacancies on the Kansas Supreme Court.
Police: Drug-laden car parked at City Hall
December 1, 2002
People who carry seven guns, heroin and methamphetamine in their cars ought not park in front of City Hall. But police say that’s what Brian N. Mahr of Shawnee did.
Lawrence Commuter Report
December 1, 2002
Guy E. Monroe
December 1, 2002
William F. Leib
December 1, 2002
Bush makes holiday appeal for service to America
Democrats chastise move to cut federal workers’ raises
December 1, 2002
President Bush asked the public on Saturday to make the holidays a “season of service,” promoting volunteer work and help for those in need.
Kenya frees American questioned in bombing
December 1, 2002
Like most American tourists, Alicia Kalhammer came to Kenya to enjoy the wildlife and white-sand beaches, attractions that she fondly remembered from childhood.
Sunday news shows announce guest lineups for today
December 1, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Dr. Phil’ guest loses foot in aftermath of hotel fall
Former officer is trying to beat murder conviction
December 1, 2002
A former police officer trying to prove her innocence in a murder case had her right foot amputated Friday after a fall from a hotel window, her attorney said.
Giuliani pops question, will marry in spring
December 1, 2002
America’s mayor is getting a new first lady. Rudy Giuliani and gal pal Judith Nathan are officially altar-bound, spokeswoman Sunny Mindel confirmed Friday.
Fed still has ways to prevent deflation
December 1, 2002
The Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates to their lowest levels in four decades, and still the economy is just dragging. With the federal funds rate at 1.25 percent, down from 6.5 percent in January 2001, it looks like the Fed arsenal is nearly empty.
Parents plot holiday shopping strategies
December 1, 2002
Anne Goodwin, who usually finishes her holiday shopping by Thanksgiving, has already mapped out a strategy for getting the hot toys this season for her three children and 12 nieces and nephews.
Three vie for House speaker
December 1, 2002
The election may be over, but the politicking in the race for speaker of the Kansas House has just begun.
Holidays raise risk for injury, stress
December 1, 2002
Welcome to the holiday season - the most dangerous time of the year. Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are ahead, and with them come parties, overindulgence, traveling, shopping and gift-giving.
Mining tragedy’s wounds still fresh
December 1, 2002
Editor’s note: Thirteen men died Sept. 23, 2001, in America’s worst mining disaster in 17 years. This series tells what happened and why. It is a story of U.S. energy policy, mining regulations and uncommon courage.
Bond foes put up fight
School closures, tax increase fuel opposition to plan
December 1, 2002
Arly Allen is mapping a strategy to defeat the Lawrence school district’s proposed $59 million bond issue.
Salina Central repeats
Mustangs turn back Topeka West, collect second straight title
December 1, 2002
This time it didn’t come quite as easily. Yet when the Class 5A title game ended Saturday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, Salina Central not only had claimed another championship with a 14-6 victory against Topeka West, but it had made school history.
Eagles’ success reminiscent of LHS
Olathe North knows what it takes to win, just like Lions did during their heyday
December 1, 2002
This is how Lawrence High must have felt in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. When the Lions won eight Class 6A state titles between 1986 and 1995, they were the toast of Kansas.
Olathe North trounces Derby, 41-12
Eagles stretch championship streak to six titles in seven seasons
December 1, 2002
Olathe North’s Gene Wier ran out of fingers Saturday - at least on one hand. Now the legendary coach has to push his palms skyward when counting his sixth state championship, which he won Saturday at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium with a 41-12 victory against Derby in the Class 6A finale.
Gbaja-Biamila might miss game for birth
December 1, 2002
Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila intends to be at his wife’s side for the birth of their baby - even though the due date coincides with the Green Bay Packers’ game with the Minnesota Vikings.
Teammates turn out to remember Fails
December 1, 2002
Texas A&M player Brandon Fails was remembered by hundreds of people Saturday as a big-hearted player who was quick with a smile and at times seemed too nice to be a defensive lineman.
Huskers expect staff changes
December 1, 2002
Nebraska’s players expect some changes to be made on the team’s coaching staff after the Cornhuskers finished with their worst record since 1961.
Cowboys stun OU again
Woods, Fields lift Oklahoma State to 38-28 victory
December 1, 2002
Rashaun Woods and Josh Fields did it to Oklahoma again. One year after ruining the Sooners’ postseason plans with a late touchdown in Norman, Fields and Woods connected for three TDs as Oklahoma State stunned No. 3 Oklahoma 38-28 on Saturday.
Mickelson pockets $100,000
Woods takes three skins, wins $75,000
December 1, 2002
Tiger Woods won more skins. Phil Mickelson won more money. And when the first day of the Skins Game was finally over Saturday, everybody won something.
KU extends streak to three games - Kansas 59, San Diego 56
December 1, 2002
For the first time in two years, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has a three-game winning streak.
Chiefs need win to stay in playoff hunt
Arizona’s defense could present another big running day for Kansas City’s Holmes
December 1, 2002
When it comes to having his coaching decisions questioned, Dick Vermeil gets no peace. Just minutes after sparring with reporters in Seattle last week over such things as play-calling and use of timeouts in Kansas City’s disappointing loss to Seattle, Vermeil got on the bus and took a deep breath.
Kansas reeling after NIT
CMSU next for KU
December 1, 2002
A 4 a.m. wake-up call Saturday was not Roy Williams’ way of punishing his Kansas University basketball players for back-to-back, double-digit losses in New York.
Sesame Street’s Elmo celebrates all holidays
December 1, 2002
Anyone familiar with Elmo - and who’s not? - knows that Elmo loves everyone. He loves his friends of different races and religions and this year he is eager to celebrate the winter holiday with them all.
The secret to longevity as ‘The Mousetrap’ turns 50: The show’s still the star
December 1, 2002
“The Mousetrap” has turned 50, which prompts the question not whodunnit but whydidit? How did this particular Agatha Christie thriller carve out so unusual a slice of show biz history?
Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ survives Chinese censors but struggles with audiences who ‘don’t get it’
December 1, 2002
Director Shang Chengjun worried censors would ban his stage version of “Animal Farm,” George Orwell’s anticommunist satire of a barnyard revolution gone wrong. His anxiety was misplaced.
Crowns’ shines light on church hats and outspoken women who wear them
December 1, 2002
These aren’t mere hats. They’re crowns. Whether a simple black beret or an elaborate headdress dripping with baubles and netting, they are emblems of sisterhood, shared history and, most of all, faith.
Smithsonian exhibit looks at history of African-American photography
December 1, 2002
In the early days of the Civil Rights movement, photojournalist Moneta Sleet Jr. took hundreds of pictures while covering a then-unknown minister, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., for Ebony magazine.
Art Fair gears up for first year in new location
December 1, 2002
The selection at this year’s Holiday Art Fair should be even more diverse :quot; and refined :quot; than in years past.