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Ottawa man still hospitalized after late-night accident
December 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:25 p.m.) An Ottawa man remains hospitalized Thursday following a two-car accident that took place Wednesday night in southern Douglas County.
Sunny skies expected for Lawrence area
December 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 10:51 a.m.) That wispy white stuff you may have seen falling this morning in downtown Lawrence is about all of this week’s winter storms the city will get, says an area forecaster.
Media outlets sue Sebelius
Closed-door meetings by governor-elect’s review panels challenged
December 5, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius’ closed-door review of state government continued Wednesday in the face of a media lawsuit challenging the secret task force meetings. Fourteen news organizations, including the Lawrence Journal-World, filed suit in Shawnee County District Court seeking an order to force Sebelius to make public notification of the meetings and to open them to the public.
KU bench struggles
December 5, 2002
An NCAA Div. II opponent didn’t bring out the best in Kansas University’s bench on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Tyrrell D. Kooken
December 5, 2002
Too much ado
December 5, 2002
Poor information
December 5, 2002
To the editor: I have lost count, but I would hope David Holroyd would have done more homework before writing again about the public schools he loves to hate. It is apparent that he knows nothing about education in thinking the Alternative High School is a waste of money.
Our town sports
December 5, 2002
Stella Selected: Cathy Stella, a junior at Grinnell (Iowa) College who graduated from Free State High, was a second-team selection on the All-Midwest Conference volleyball team. Stella, a middle hitter, finished with 132 blocks and an 0.268 kill percentage. She was also named to the leagueâÂÂs all-academic team.
On the record
December 5, 2002
On the record
December 5, 2002
Law enforcement report Accidents
Military policy
December 5, 2002
Local sports briefs
December 5, 2002
Area wrestlers earn preseason honors Baker coach, defender earn NAIA accolades Oskie wins pair at dual Correction
Local sports briefs
December 5, 2002
Area wrestlers earn preseason honors Baker coach, defender earn NAIA accolades Oskie wins pair at dual Correction
6News video: Head-on collision results in fatality
December 5, 2002
The accident took place on Highway 40, just west of the K-10 Bypass.
6News video: Menninger Clinic to leave Topeka
December 5, 2002
The psychiatric hospital will team with the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital in Texas.
6News video: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence looks forward to St. Patrick’s Day
December 5, 2002
The annual parade’s proceeds will go to the afterschool programs.
K-State pummels Arkansas-Pine Bluff
December 5, 2002
Gilson DeJesus scored 21 points on a career-high seven three-pointers, helping Kansas State beat Arkansas Pine-Bluff 76-39 on Wednesday.
Tech pounds Creighton
December 5, 2002
Jia Perkins had a career-high 41 points and Plenette Pierson a best-ever 31 as No. 10 Texas Tech beat Creighton 98-70 Wednesday night. Perkins added 12 rebounds as the Raiders (3-1) took command midway through the second half.
NBA briefs
December 5, 2002
Mutombo scheduled for surgery today Hornets activated Drew Williams still ailing
Philly police boycotting Sixers game
Officers angry after Iverson claims he’s scared of Philadelphia cops
December 5, 2002
Hey, Allen! Cops are Sixers fans too, you know.
Abortion protest case worries other activist groups
Supreme Court to decide how far punishment can go
December 5, 2002
Supreme Court justices took on the contentious issues of abortion, free speech and violent protest Wednesday, hearing arguments on whether federal laws intended to combat organized crime and corruption could be used to punish anti-abortion demonstrators. Activists like actor Martin Sheen, animal rights groups and even some organizations that support abortion rights are siding with anti-abortion forces because of concerns they too could face harsher penalties for demonstrating.
Iraq accuses inspectors of spying
December 5, 2002
Iraq protested sharply Wednesday over U.N. weapons inspectors’ surprise intrusion into one of Saddam Hussein’s presidential palaces, accusing the arms experts of being spies and staging the palace search as a provocation that could lead to war. The harshest criticism came from Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, who charged — in language reminiscent of clashes with inspectors in the 1990s — that the new teams of U.N. monitors are gathering intelligence for Washington and Israel.
Montgomery joins hall
December 5, 2002
Jeff Montgomery, Kansas City’s career saves leader and a three-time All-Star, is the newest member of the Royals’ Hall of Fame.
Chiefs tout running back Holmes for NFL’s MVP
December 5, 2002
When Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams scored 26 touchdowns in 2000, he was named the NFL’s MVP.
Facilitators to assist with salary talks
December 5, 2002
The Lawrence school district and its teachers union consented to bringing in two facilitators to help negotiators reach agreement on a new contract.
Board supports joining school finance lawsuit
December 5, 2002
If budget relief for public schools doesn’t arrive in the 2003 Legislature, the Lawrence school board supports filing a lawsuit to force better state financing of schools.
Flu outbreaks not hurting cruise lines
December 5, 2002
Emily Strauss had heard all about the hundreds of cruise ship passengers who ended up spending their dream vacations in their cabins because of diarrhea and nausea.
Ex-pharmacist faces ‘judgment day’ for dilutions
Robert Courtney to be sentenced for 20 counts of tampering with chemotherapy drugs
December 5, 2002
A final, painful chapter in the saga of rogue pharmacist Robert R. Courtney opens this morning in a federal courtroom, where he is to be sentenced for diluting cancer patients’ drugs. Defense lawyers, citing Courtney’s “sincere remorse” and acceptance of responsibility, have urged U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith to impose the lightest possible sentence under the terms of Courtney’s plea agreement — 17 1/2 years without parole.
American entertainment rocks, values reek, global poll finds
Pew survey responses from 44 countries show ill will toward U.S. on the rise around the world
December 5, 2002
In the eyes of much of the world, this is America: an inconsiderate lone wolf that has really good entertainment but really bad values, that wants war with Iraq just to get oil but still should remain as the only superpower on Earth. The Pew Global Attitudes Project, a broad international survey released Wednesday, found that the United States was falling out of favor in 19 of 27 countries where a trend could be identified.
Lawrence judge to join high court
December 5, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday appointed Robert L. Gernon of Lawrence to the Kansas Supreme Court. Currently a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals, Gernon will replace Justice Tyler Lockett, who is retiring.
Utility watchdog attorney resigns
CURB counsel leaving to become attorney for natural gas company
December 5, 2002
The head of the state agency that represents consumers in utility cases is leaving his post effective Dec. 20. Walker Hendrix, a Lawrence resident, will go to work as an attorney for Kansas Gas Service, which provides natural gas to customers in Wichita, Kansas City, Kan., and Topeka. Its main corporate office is in Overland Park.
Menninger headed to Texas
Topeka clinic will partner with Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital
December 5, 2002
The Menninger Clinic, long-known as one of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals, plans to leave Kansas for Houston to team with the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, officials said Wednesday. The move ends a 77-year legacy of advancing breakthroughs and treatment for mental illness that brought international acclaim to Kansas’ capital. In that time, the Menninger name has become synonymous with reform of institutions and increasing public awareness of the plight of the mentally ill.
Winter weather blasts Midwest
Schools close in southeast Kansas
December 5, 2002
Wintry weather closed schools across much of southern Kansas on Wednesday and challenged motorists who were getting reacquainted with ice and snow.
Tiny K.C. suburb merges with Mission
December 5, 2002
The mayor of this tiny Kansas City suburb finally got what he wanted.
K.C. Zoo attendance, finances declining
December 5, 2002
The most unruly beast at the Kansas City Zoo these days is the budget. The zoo is facing a $979,000 budget shortfall as attendance continues to decline in the wake of a slow economy and negative publicity stemming from several animal deaths.
Southern states socked by ice and snow storm
December 5, 2002
A vast storm Wednesday spread freezing rain and up to a foot of snow from the Texas Panhandle to Virginia, shutting down hundreds of schools, making highways dangerously slick and knocking out power to nearly 100,000 people.
Security drill reveals shortfalls at ports
December 5, 2002
A drill on port security exposed communications problems among government agencies and showed that if ports were closed because of terrorist activity, the economic impact would be huge.
American Airlines to cut flight attendant jobs
December 5, 2002
American Airlines said it will slash 1,100 flight attendant jobs in the coming months as it prepares to operate fewer flights next spring.
U.S. productivity, factory orders increase in October
December 5, 2002
U.S. companies’ productivity grew more briskly in the summer than previously thought and orders to factories rose in October for the first time in three months, suggesting the struggling economy will avoid falling into a new recession. Productivity, the output per hour of work, grew at a sizzling annual rate of 5.1 percent in the third quarter, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
United’s loan request rejected
Board says loan ‘would pose unacceptably high risk to U.S. taxpayers’
December 5, 2002
United Airlines lost its bid for $1.8 billion in federal loan guarantees Wednesday, a major setback to the nation’s second-largest air carrier in its efforts to avoid bankruptcy. The Air Transportation Stabilization Board said that despite efforts to pare costs, “the business plan submitted by the company is not financially sound.”
6News video: Wal-Mart tries again
December 5, 2002
The company still wants to build a smaller store at the corner of 6th and Wakarusa.
Daily ticker
December 5, 2002
6News video: SRS faces budget cuts
December 5, 2002
The state’s social welfare agency will have to cut $26 million dollars.
Letters to Santa provide heart-warming stories
December 5, 2002
Who knew a trip to the dead-letter office could be so heartwarming? Jim Belushi is host of “Dear Santa” (8 p.m., ABC), a glance at the thousands of letters children send to St. Nick every year. “Santa” focuses on just six of these missives, and sets about trying to fulfill each child’s wish. And these kids aren’t just asking for a new Playstation.
Tiger taking too much heat
December 5, 2002
So what have you been silent on lately? Some have singled out Tiger Woods for not being loud enough on the matter of whether rich women should be afforded the opportunity to join rich men as members of the country club that sponsors the Masters golf tournament. We should all be so lucky to have this as the pressing issue in our lives!
Briefly
December 5, 2002
Bomb suspect among 3 killed by Israelis General strike closes businesses, schools Police detain three in bombing probe Wildfires advance on Sydney outskirts
Practical matter
December 5, 2002
Whether Kansas legislators are conservative or moderate, it’s important for them to be practical. Much of the focus on this week’s leadership race in the Kansas House was on the moderate-conservative split in the Republican Party. Would the Republicans, who hold a large House majority, elect a speaker from the conservative wing of the party or someone who was considered more moderate?
Too much ado
December 5, 2002
To the editor: I wonder why it seemed imperative for two United Feature Syndicate columnists to address the issue of admitting women to membership at the Augusta National Golf Club (âÂÂAugusta must admit women,â Journal-World, Nov. 26). It seems that this is much ado about nothing. A U.S. News and World Report article, Dec. 2, explains very clearly why this should be a non-issue.
Military policy
December 5, 2002
To the editor: I am writing to protest the âÂÂDonâÂÂt ask, donâÂÂt tellâ policy the United States military has toward homosexuals. On Nov. 25, two homosexual men were interviewed on National Public Radio who had been kicked out of the military due to their sexual orientation. The two former soldiers interviewed were more discrete about their relationship than any heterosexual couple. They told no one and denied being homosexual when asked.
Lawrence judge to join high court
December 5, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves on Wednesday appointed Robert L. Gernon of Lawrence to the Kansas Supreme Court. Currently a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals, Gernon will replace Justice Tyler Lockett, who is retiring.
Driver killed, two hurt in head-on collision
December 5, 2002
A Lawrence woman who was a secretary at Eudora High School died Wednesday afternoon of injuries suffered in a head-on collision about a mile west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40. Two other people — including the woman’s infant daughter — were injured in the Wednesday morning crash.
City, county leaders meet to plan rural development
December 5, 2002
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning CommissionâÂÂs process of envisioning how the community should grow in the next 30 years kicked off Wednesday with members of four major governing bodies lending their voices.
Simien shines despite pain in ankle
December 5, 2002
During the Kansas University men’s basketball team’s 97-70 victory against Central Missouri State on Wednesday, sophomore Wayne Simien was on his feet — when he was posting up, when he was running the floor, even when he was out of the game. “I was trying to stay loose,” he said.
Board supports joining school finance lawsuit
December 5, 2002
If budget relief for public schools doesnâÂÂt arrive in the 2003 Legislature, the Lawrence school board supports filing a lawsuit to force better state financing of schools.
Ottawa man still hospitalized after late-night accident
December 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:25 p.m.) An Ottawa man remains hospitalized Thursday following a two-car accident that took place Wednesday night in southern Douglas County.
s review panels challenged
December 5, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius’ closed-door review of state government continued Wednesday in the face of a media lawsuit challenging the secret task force meetings. Fourteen news organizations, including the Lawrence Journal-World, filed suit in Shawnee County District Court seeking an order to force Sebelius to make public notification of the meetings and to open them to the public.
Sound off
December 5, 2002
Has the school district ever considered making Grant School a junior high? They are building a lot of housing over there. Julie Boyle, the Lawrence school districtâÂÂs communications director, said she was not aware of any proposal that would convert Grant School to a junior high building.
Hinrich watches Jayhawks flog Mules
December 5, 2002
Kirk Hinrich looked rather dapper in his tan suit coat and slacks on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “Actually he was pretty funny. He was saying some of the same things the coaches were saying,” Kansas University sophomore guard Keith Langford said after the Jayhawks downed Central Missouri State, 97-70, with their injured senior leader playing the role of assistant coach/cheerleader on the bench.
Trade organization, companies offering high school program
December 5, 2002
Perry-Lecompton High School senior James Stansell isnâÂÂt looking for what many of his classmates are when they enter the work world. HeâÂÂs not searching for a job with a corner office or a big corporate title.
Spartans top Cavaliers
December 5, 2002
Michigan State hit Virginia with a 17-0 run and a style the Cavaliers couldn’t deal with.
Briefly
December 5, 2002
Boeing engineers OK contract Columbine teacher dies of cancer found after attack Senator’s aide steps down United mechanics cancel vote after loan guarantee fails
Cavs halt 15-game skid
December 5, 2002
The atmosphere in Cleveland’s locker room suggested they had just won a championship.
Kingsbury, Newman honored
AP selects Big 12 Conference football players of year
December 5, 2002
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has trumpeted quarterback Kliff Kingsbury’s talents for the past three seasons.
Publication of mouse genetic code may advance studies of human diseases
December 5, 2002
Scientists in six countries have published nearly the entire genetic makeup of the mouse — an accomplishment that demonstrates the lab animal’s startling biological similarity to people and could yield new insights into human diseases.
City, county leaders meet to plan rural development
December 5, 2002
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s process of envisioning how the community should grow in the next 30 years kicked off Wednesday with members of four major governing bodies lending their voices.
Wildlife smugglers challenge Alaska airport inspectors
December 5, 2002
Wildlife inspectors at Alaska’s largest airport have seen it all, from the traveler who tried to hide a monkey under her big hat to the woman who had a bear gall bladder stuffed in her bra.
Cuts to wrack poor, social service groups
SRS makes public plans to pare spending by $49 million
December 5, 2002
Under pressure to carve $26.6 million from her $2.2 billion budget, Kansas Welfare Secretary Janet Schalansky said Wednesday that she would lay off as many as 43 central-office and 70 state hospital workers and cut funds that help communities care for the poor, disabled and mentally ill. The news left butterflies in the stomachs of social service providers.
Wal-Mart submits new plan for store
Retailer reduces footprint for Supercenter at Sixth and Wakarusa
December 5, 2002
Wal-Mart will try again for the city’s go-ahead to build a Supercenter at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. But the new plan is for a store roughly 20 percent smaller than the one in the company’s first, failed proposal.
Driver killed, two hurt in head-on collision
December 5, 2002
A Lawrence woman who was a secretary at Eudora High School died Wednesday afternoon of injuries suffered in a head-on collision about a mile west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40. Two other people — including the woman’s infant daughter — were injured in the Wednesday morning crash.
New budget chairman aims to cut waste in federal benefits programs
December 5, 2002
Congress should look at the government’s vast array of benefit programs — which include Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — in its hunt for budget savings, the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Wednesday.
Senator celebrates 100th birthday
December 5, 2002
There will be a big birthday cake with 100 candles blazing on Capitol Hill, assuming the fire marshal approves. There will be tubs of butter pecan ice cream — his favorite — testimonials by Senate luminaries, a mountain of cards and a bundle of balloons set aloft.
Film board chooses year’s best
December 5, 2002
“The Hours,” starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman, is the year’s best movie, according to the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
Broadway hot in December with seven major openings
December 5, 2002
Murderous passion in ancient Greece with the ultimate high-strung wife and mother. Singing vampires in exotic Lower Belabartokovich. A fierce feud between two literary lionesses. Don Quixote tilting again at windmills.
Briefcase
December 5, 2002
Honda still top ranked environmental carmaker Trader charged with manipulating gas prices Tyson to cut jobs Astaris names new CEO
Construction firms aim to build work force
Trade organization, companies offering high school program
December 5, 2002
Perry-Lecompton High School senior James Stansell isn’t looking for what many of his classmates are when they enter the work world. He’s not searching for a job with a corner office or a big corporate title.
Protecting human rights
December 5, 2002
Nancy Pelosi is a liberal politician who has helped inject morality and human rights into foreign affairs. Amnesty International has played an even larger role in that positive development. But they and other parts of the anti-imperialist, anti-establishment left they represent now sound out of sync with a world changed by international terrorism.
Poor information
December 5, 2002
Who really deserves to be Miss World?
December 5, 2002
Let’s just say that the Miss World organization is a little weak on the concept of democracy. Maybe that’s what happens when you work with beauty queens for 52 years. You become a monarchist. For openers, they’re weak on voting. For the first time, the beauty pageanteers are expanding the electorate from a handful of judges. This year, ordinary voters will account for half the points. But only people with mobile phones will be able to vote. And they’ll be allowed to vote as many times as they like. Where is Jimmy Carter when you need him?
CURB counsel leaving to become attorney for natural gas company
December 5, 2002
The head of the state agency that represents consumers in utility cases is leaving his post effective Dec. 20. Walker Hendrix, a Lawrence resident, will go to work as an attorney for Kansas Gas Service, which provides natural gas to customers in Wichita, Kansas City, Kan., and Topeka. Its main corporate office is in Overland Park.
s group
December 5, 2002
Tianna Dunnaway liked the Boys and Girls Club’s after-school program at Cordley School enough she started recruiting her classmates. With additional money from LawrenceâÂÂs annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the program will have room for even more students.
Topeka clinic will partner with Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital
December 5, 2002
The Menninger Clinic, long-known as one of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals, plans to leave Kansas for Houston to team with the Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, officials said Wednesday. The move ends a 77-year legacy of advancing breakthroughs and treatment for mental illness that brought international acclaim to Kansas’ capital. In that time, the Menninger name has become synonymous with reform of institutions and increasing public awareness of the plight of the mentally ill.
On the street
December 5, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Do you think that Kathleen Sebelius should open her review meetings to the media?
Tyrrell D. Kooken
December 5, 2002
Memorial services for Tyrrell D. Kooken, 58, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Kooken died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Sunny skies expected for Lawrence area
December 5, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 10:51 a.m.) That wispy white stuff you may have seen falling this morning in downtown Lawrence is about all of this week’s winter storms the city will get, says an area forecaster.
KU bench struggles
December 5, 2002
An NCAA Div. II opponent didn’t bring out the best in Kansas University’s bench on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
McFall in awe of fieldhouse
December 5, 2002
Back when he was a boy growing up in Olathe, Jeremy McFall had a favorite uncle.
Tutors needed at jail
December 5, 2002
Agency: Douglas County Jail Address: 3601 E. 25th St.
Lions expect tough opener at Aquinas
December 5, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team couldn’t have a much tougher opener than tonight’s 7 p.m. game at Overland Park Aquinas. The Saints, last year’s Class 6A runners-up and the 2001 champs, handed the Lions a 65-38 defeat to open last season. And Aquinas should be just as good this year.
Palestinians protest U.S. with boycott of Marlboros
December 5, 2002
Swept up in anti-American sentiment, Palestinians increasingly want the Marlboro man out of town.
Oil spill cleanup continues off Spain
December 5, 2002
Fishermen battled for a second day Wednesday to defend one of Europe’s richest shellfish beds from a major fuel oil spill while slicks tarred beaches further along Spain’s northern coast toward France.
Africans, Australians cheer eclipse
December 5, 2002
Darkness fell over thorn trees, lions feasting on fresh kills and grazing elephants and giraffes Wednesday as the moon slipped over the sun in total solar eclipse over southern Africa.
performance
December 5, 2002
While KU’s starters did well against CMSU, but the bench struggled to produce points.
Briefly
December 5, 2002
New law creates child-friendly Web zone Cardinal given OK to seek bankruptcy Weather prevents shuttle landing Rockefeller Center holiday tree lighted
Our town sports
December 5, 2002
Stella Selected: Cathy Stella, a junior at Grinnell (Iowa) College who graduated from Free State High, was a second-team selection on the All-Midwest Conference volleyball team. Stella, a middle hitter, finished with 132 blocks and an 0.268 kill percentage. She was also named to the league’s all-academic team.
Local briefs
December 5, 2002
Christmas parades to roll through area downtowns Another dog attack proves fatal, police say Junior high faculty work McDonaldâÂÂs fund-raiser Rodeo event to benefit 4-H, emergency services
KU gets back in saddle - Kansas 97, CMSU 70
Hinrich watches Jayhawks flog Mules
December 5, 2002
Kirk Hinrich looked rather dapper in his tan suit coat and slacks on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “Actually he was pretty funny. He was saying some of the same things the coaches were saying,” Kansas University sophomore guard Keith Langford said after the Jayhawks downed Central Missouri State, 97-70, with their injured senior leader playing the role of assistant coach/cheerleader on the bench.
Superfund site in Colorado slowly becoming animal refuge
December 5, 2002
Deer meander through fields, prairie dogs pop up from their burrows to look around, and hawks glide overhead near a site once branded the most polluted square mile in America.
Castro warns of dangers of smoking, rum, cars
December 5, 2002
Cuba may mean cigars, rum and Fidel Castro to many outside the island, but now Castro — who famously quit cigars nearly two decades ago — is admonishing Cubans they might be better off without smoking and drinking.
Lions expect tough opener at Aquinas
December 5, 2002
Lawrence HighâÂÂs girls basketball team couldnâÂÂt have a much tougher opener than tonightâÂÂs 7 p.m. game at Overland Park Aquinas. The Saints, last yearâÂÂs Class 6A runners-up and the 2001 champs, handed the Lions a 65-38 defeat to open last season. And Aquinas should be just as good this year.
Retailer reduces footprint for Supercenter at Sixth and Wakarusa
December 5, 2002
Wal-Mart will try again for the city’s go-ahead to build a Supercenter at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. But the new plan is for a store roughly 20 percent smaller than the one in the company’s first, failed proposal.
Tutors needed at jail
December 5, 2002
Agency: Douglas County Jail Address: 3601 E. 25th St.
Horoscopes
December 5, 2002
Practical matter
December 5, 2002
Whether Kansas legislators are conservative or moderate, itâÂÂs important for them to be practical. Much of the focus on this weekâÂÂs leadership race in the Kansas House was on the moderate-conservative split in the Republican Party. Would the Republicans, who hold a large House majority, elect a speaker from the conservative wing of the party or someone who was considered more moderate?
Local briefs
December 5, 2002
Christmas parades to roll through area downtowns Another dog attack proves fatal, police say Junior high faculty work McDonald’s fund-raiser Rodeo event to benefit 4-H, emergency services
College football CU’s Brown sidelined
December 5, 2002
Parade to benefit Boys and Girls Club
After-school program will receive funds from St. Pat’s group
December 5, 2002
Tianna Dunnaway liked the Boys and Girls Club’s after-school program at Cordley School enough she started recruiting her classmates. With additional money from Lawrence’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the program will have room for even more students.
Counseling and fines recommended for Winona Ryder
December 5, 2002
Winona Ryder should do community service, get drug counseling and pay $26,000 in fines and restitution for stealing from a Saks Fifth Avenue, a prosecutor recommended in a legal memo filed in advance of the actress’ sentencing.
SRS makes public plans to pare spending by $49 million
December 5, 2002
Under pressure to carve $26.6 million from her $2.2 billion budget, Kansas Welfare Secretary Janet Schalansky said Wednesday that she would lay off as many as 43 central-office and 70 state hospital workers and cut funds that help communities care for the poor, disabled and mentally ill. The news left butterflies in the stomachs of social service providers.
People
December 5, 2002
Shelby’s favorite son Crichton wins Internet name Redford criticizes energy policy Singer faces dental surgery
6Sports video: Jayhawks turn in “workmanlike” performance
December 5, 2002
While KU’s starters did well against CMSU, but the bench struggled to produce points.
McFall in awe of fieldhouse
December 5, 2002
Back when he was a boy growing up in Olathe, Jeremy McFall had a favorite uncle.
Simien shines despite pain in ankle
December 5, 2002
During the Kansas University men’s basketball team’s 97-70 victory against Central Missouri State on Wednesday, sophomore Wayne Simien was on his feet — when he was posting up, when he was running the floor, even when he was out of the game. “I was trying to stay loose,” he said.