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Biggest disappointment? It’s Kansas
Meanwhile, Texas climbs to No. 2 in this week’s rankings, but folks in Austin could care less
December 7, 2002
Which ranked team has been the biggest disappointment so far this season? While UCLA fans making their annual call for Steve Lavin’s neck might disagree after the Bruins lost to San Diego and then Duke to start another soap opera season in Westwood, here’s a vote for No. 14 Kansas.
Jayhawks plucked by Ducks, 84-78
December 7, 2002
After not holding the lead since three minutes into the contest, Kansas battled back from down by as many as 14 points to forge a tie with 3:40 remaining in the game. Oregon scored the next basket to regain the lead, and held KU to just one free throw on the next Jayhawk possession. In fact, Kansas could only hit one field goal after that tie, getting outscored 10-4, and let the game slip away.
Williamsburg sweeps Seabury
December 7, 2002
Things went pretty much like Seabury Academy coach Tracy Kitson expected Friday in the Seahawksâ first Kansas State High School Activities Assn. game.
Kenneth O. Plumb
December 7, 2002
Book program uses ‘Tsil Cafe’
December 7, 2002
A culinary-inspired novel by Topeka writer Thomas Averill will heat up the winter months in Lawrence as folks delve into Read Across Lawrence.
On the record
December 7, 2002
Local briefs
December 7, 2002
¢ Christmas parade causes T to reroute its buses ¢ Police: 1 missing FSHS student back safely at home ¢ On campus: Events begin Sunday for KU’s fall graduates
Scouting news
December 7, 2002
Military news
December 7, 2002
Weddings
December 7, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 7, 2002
Selective quote
December 7, 2002
Musical tribute
December 7, 2002
Human needs
December 7, 2002
The tin-ear crowd
December 7, 2002
The MADD group has done well; now how about a new organization called MAST? The Mothers Against Drunk Driving have every reason to be proud of the fact their efforts have made intoxicated vehicle operators less of menace to us all.
Sixers’ Iverson says he respects police
December 7, 2002
Allen Iverson backed off from comments criticizing Philadelphia police, saying he respects police officers and only has problems with just a few individuals on the force.
Doing away with platoons would help football
December 7, 2002
Football games, particularly the pro versions, are getting longer and longer. When CBS’s “60 Minutes” runs almost an hour late on Sunday, you tend to get fed up with the gridion grenadiers in a hurry, even if it’s a nail-biting San Diego-Denver shootout.
6Sports video: Jayhawks ready for Ducks
December 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the Jayhawks’ thoughts on their upcoming game against the Oregon Ducks.
Williamsburg sweeps Seabury
December 7, 2002
Things went pretty much like Seabury Academy coach Tracy Kitson expected Friday in the Seahawks’ first Kansas State High School Activities Assn. game.
6Sports video: Firebirds start season with “W”
December 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the Firebirds’ first game against the Washburn Rural Junior Blues.
Ottawa girls run away from Pirates, 70-30
December 7, 2002
The Ottawa High girls basketball team didn’t know whether to salivate or be scared after seeing the size of Kansas City Piper’s squad.
New-look Ottawa boys rout Piper
December 7, 2002
Ottawa High boys basketball coach David Grover wasn’t sure what to expect from his team this season.
6Sports video: Jayhawk women still undefeated
December 7, 2002
6Sports reports on the KU women’s basketball game against the Texas Southern Tigers.
6News video: Renovations mentioned in case against former CEO
December 7, 2002
6News reports on the renovations that were made on David Wittig’s historic mansion.
Injuries give Rams’ Martin another shot at QB
December 7, 2002
Jamie Martin is about to get another chance to change the bad impression he made during the St. Louis Rams’ 0-5 start.
6News video: City reviewing budget
December 7, 2002
6News reports on the impact state budget cuts are having in Lawrence.
Lukes lead Ducks against KU
No. 14 Jayhawks concerned about No. 7 Oregon’s Jackson, Ridnour
December 7, 2002
At Oregon, two Lukes are better than one. “They are both good, real good,” Kansas University sophomore guard Michael Lee said of “Luke squared” - Luke Jackson and Luke Ridnour, the top two players on the University of Oregon men’s basketball team.
6News video: KU not cutting positions
December 7, 2002
6News rpeorts on the cuts KU will be making after Gov. Graves budget cuts last month.
Court upholds firing of KU Med worker
December 7, 2002
The state’s highest court Friday upheld the October 1996 firing of a KU Med employee who argued he lost his job after complaining about problems at the hospital.
Program helps disabled find work
December 7, 2002
Alice Harrington has been reluctant to work more than part time in the past out of fear of losing her eligibility for disability benefits.
Workers battle ice to restore electricity
1.5 million without power in Carolinas
December 7, 2002
An armada of cherry-picker trucks lined up and moved out Friday at Lowes Motor Speedway, a staging area in the race to restore power to nearly 1.5 million people in the ice-coated Carolinas.
Try planting holiday tree
December 7, 2002
Before you head out the door to pick out the perfect cut Christmas tree, consider celebrating the season with a live tree you can later plant in your yard.
County to meet with lawmakers
December 7, 2002
Douglas County commissioners plan to sit down Monday with area representatives in the Kansas Legislature. Then they’ll decide whether to sue them.
Iowa State men whip Western Illinois, 59-44
December 7, 2002
Jake Sullivan scored 19 points and Iowa State survived shaky shooting and ball handling to beat Western Illinois, 59-44, Friday night in the first round of the Cyclone Classic.
DNA proves prisoner innocent after 16 years
December 7, 2002
A man who served 16 years of a life sentence for rape was released from prison Friday after a second DNA test showed he didn’t commit the crime.
Former U.S. Forest Service employee admits starting Colorado wildfire
December 7, 2002
A former U.S. Forest Service employee pleaded guilty Friday to starting the biggest wildfire in Colorado history, which destroyed 133 homes and cost more than $29 million to contain.
School Equity Council revived
December 7, 2002
The Lawrence school district’s Equity Council is searching for ways to level the educational playing field for students.
Fountain memorial to reflect Diana’s life
Oval monument likened to big necklace, ‘puddle’
December 7, 2002
A large oval fountain commemorating Princess Diana will reflect the highs and lows of her troubled life and show her “inclusiveness and accessibility,” its designer said Friday as officials released detailed plans.
Ryder gets probation for theft
If you steal again you will go to jail,’ judge warns actress
December 7, 2002
Winona Ryder was sentenced Friday to work with the sick, the blind and babies with AIDS as part of a probationary term for stealing more than $5,500 worth of high-fashion merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store.
Daily Ticker
December 7, 2002
Lawrence plant prints White House card
December 7, 2002
Some of the most powerful people in the world this year will be receiving a holiday greeting card produced in Lawrence.
Early actions may undermine cooperative legislative session
December 7, 2002
The chances for a cooperative environment in the coming Kansas legislative session aren’t looking good.
Stovall reviewing Menninger partnership
AG to determine whether charitable assets for Kansans are threatened by clinic’s move
December 7, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall is reviewing a partnership Menninger has formed with two Texas institutions to determine whether the psychiatric clinic will owe money to Kansas.
Illness claims Wichita artist
December 7, 2002
Bart Ewonus, a sculptor who worked with jagged steel and rock, died Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 43.
Model of faith
Calendar shots pose no problem for church-going student
December 7, 2002
Denise Spidle had a big decision to make. Should she accept an offer to appear as a model in the “Women of KU” 2003 Swimsuit Calendar?
Thomas to stay with White Sox
Slugger agrees to one-year deal with Chicago
December 7, 2002
Frank Thomas will stay in Chicago after all, agreeing with the White Sox on a one-year contract with three mutual options Friday.
Iraq divulging weapon programs today
Some information will not be shared with U.S., other countries
December 7, 2002
Iraq today will hand over more than 10,000 pages detailing its chemical, biological and nuclear programs, including sensitive material that will not be shared with the United States or other governments, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said.
Dennis Ray Morgan
December 7, 2002
Retailer views webcams as profit booster
Customers can eye store’s merchandise from Internet
December 7, 2002
The way Carrie Neighbors sees it, an investment of about $20 a month lets shoppers from around the world browse through the merchandise in her Lawrence store.
Appeals court decision questions right to arms
December 7, 2002
An appeals court ruling that the Second Amendment does not grant Americans a personal right to own firearms contradicts Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and may put the Supreme Court at the center of an impassioned debate as old as the nation.
Haught services
December 7, 2002
Festival features assortment of nativities
December 7, 2002
Those who are fond of nativity sets - artistic representations of the scene of Jesus’ birth - have found a haven in recent years at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St.
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December 7, 2002
A culinary-inspired novel by Topeka writer Thomas Averill will heat up the winter months in Lawrence as folks delve into Read Across Lawrence.
Dennis Ray Morgan
December 7, 2002
Memorial services for Dennis Ray Morgan, 50, Eudora, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Regular Missionary Baptist Church, Lawrence. Mr. Morgan died Nov. 21, 2002, in New York.
New-look Ottawa boys rout Piper
December 7, 2002
Ottawa High boys basketball coach David Grover wasnâÂÂt sure what to expect from his team this season.
Ottawa girls run away from Pirates, 70-30
December 7, 2002
The Ottawa High girls basketball team didnâÂÂt know whether to salivate or be scared after seeing the size of Kansas City PiperâÂÂs squad.
s 22 points pace Free State boys
December 7, 2002
It looked as though Free State HighâÂÂs boys basketball team would live up to its âÂÂporousâ reputation during its opener Friday night at Topeka Washburn Rural.
Proposal would delay new hires, some programs
December 7, 2002
LawrenceâÂÂs plans to hire new police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and other employees to serve a growing city will be dashed by Gov. Bill Gravesâ cuts in state aid.
Lawrence plant prints White House card
December 7, 2002
Some of the most powerful people in the world this year will be receiving a holiday greeting card produced in Lawrence.
Haught services
December 7, 2002
Memorial services for Christina Sophia Haught, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mrs. Haught died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Center.
Dearrll W. Shafer
December 7, 2002
NBA Roundup: Celtics tame Knicks again
Pierce bags 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists
December 7, 2002
Paul Pierce’s defense on Allan Houston made all the difference in the latest Knicks-Celtics matchup.
Save the seals; buy Viagra
December 7, 2002
Bob Dole, seal savior. By pushing his favorite pill, the former senator may be doing more to protect wildlife than he ever did as a public servant.
Cuts may force admissions limits
December 7, 2002
Additional budget cuts may force Kansas University to consider limiting admissions, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Friday.
Traditional chalkboards being erased from classrooms across city, nation
December 7, 2002
Erase those memories of dusty black chalkboards that have been the mainstay of school classrooms for more than a century.
County to meet with lawmakers
December 7, 2002
Douglas County commissioners plan to sit down Monday with area representatives in the Kansas Legislature. Then theyâÂÂll decide whether to sue them.
Early actions may undermine cooperative legislative session
December 7, 2002
The chances for a cooperative environment in the coming Kansas legislative session arenâÂÂt looking good.
s Jackson, Ridnour
December 7, 2002
At Oregon, two Lukes are better than one. âÂÂThey are both good, real good,â Kansas University sophomore guard Michael Lee said of âÂÂLuke squaredâ - Luke Jackson and Luke Ridnour, the top two players on the University of Oregon menâÂÂs basketball team.
NBA briefs
December 7, 2002
¢ Najera out 6-8 weeks following knee surgery ¢ Blazers fan falls at Rose Garden
Religion briefs
December 7, 2002
¢ Centenary United Methodist ¢ Clearfield United Methodist ¢ Corpus Christi Catholic Church ¢ First Church of the Nazarene ¢ First Presbyterian Church ¢ First United Methodist ¢ Lawrence 1st Ward ¢ Lawrence Free Methodist ¢ Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship ¢ Plymouth Congregational ¢ St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence ¢ Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
People
December 7, 2002
¢ Dad offers famous daughter deal ¢ Garfield steals Dave’s glory ¢ Pickford Center to house archives ¢ Singer rewards the generous
Spirituality
December 7, 2002
¢ Pittsburgh nativity scene causes parking dispute ¢ Foundation provides funds to aid campus programs ¢ Vatican’s top theologian chosen dean of College ¢ New Anglican leader explains policies
Area briefs
December 7, 2002
¢ Beating reported outside downtown bar ¢ Salvation Army pushing Toy Shop, coat giveaway ¢ Events to benefit Humane Society ¢ KU unclassified staff lecture series begins
Briefcase
December 7, 2002
¢ Dow down for week ¢ Computer: IBM to buy software firm ¢ Stock offering: Chicago Merc goes public ¢ Drug maker: Shareholders approve Pfizer purchase deal
Around and about
December 7, 2002
Engagements
December 7, 2002
Sooners, Buffs ready for Big 12 title-game rematch
December 7, 2002
The Big 12 Championship game between No. 12 Colorado and No. 8 Oklahoma could feature a battle of running backs. Chris Brown just won’t be a part of it.
Valentine: It’s our turn this time
Former KU guard hoping for Jayhawks’ win today
December 7, 2002
Darnell Valentine hopes Kansas University fares better today than the last time the Jayhawks played a men’s basketball game in Oregon.
Westar Energy vice president put on leave
Announcement comes two weeks after resignation of president, CEO
December 7, 2002
Westar Energy Inc. announced Friday it had placed its executive vice president on indefinite administrative leave without pay, and that he had also resigned from the company’s board of directors.
United Airlines slides toward bankruptcy
December 7, 2002
As United Airlines’ stock sank below a dollar a share Friday, a message to employees by its CEO called a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the nation’s No. 2 airline “more likely.”
Report delivers ‘slap in face’
November’s unemployment rate soars to match 8-year high
December 7, 2002
The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 6 percent in November, delivering what one analyst called a “cold, hard slap in the face” about a sagging economy that many thought had already hit bottom for job seekers.
Angel museum helps spare Wisconsin church
December 7, 2002
A small museum that sits on the banks of the Rock River in southern Wisconsin is a heavenly spot for angel lovers.
Strategies offered to help alcoholic
December 7, 2002
My husband, Wally, is an alcoholic, but he isn’t willing to admit he has a problem. He won’t even talk about it. Tell me what I should do now.
Karl Dane Neibarger
December 7, 2002
Photos reveal elaborate work at Wittig house
December 7, 2002
Forget about “This Old House.” David Wittig’s home renovations, long the subject of rumor and speculation, look like something out of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”
City unveils budget cuts
Proposal would delay new hires, some programs
December 7, 2002
Lawrence’s plans to hire new police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and other employees to serve a growing city will be dashed by Gov. Bill Graves’ cuts in state aid.
Festival features assortment of nativities
December 7, 2002
Those who are fond of nativity sets - artistic representations of the scene of Jesusâ birth - have found a haven in recent years at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St.
Rebecca S. Goldback-Mosely
December 7, 2002
Services for Rebecca S. Goldback-Mosely, 51, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Goldback-Mosely died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at her home.
Kenneth O. Plumb
December 7, 2002
Services for Kenneth O. Plumb, 91, Olathe, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garrett Chapel at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery. Mr. Plumb died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Villa St. Francis, Olathe.
School Equity Council revived
December 7, 2002
The Lawrence school districtâÂÂs Equity Council is searching for ways to level the educational playing field for students.
Jayhawks rout Texas Southern, 83-45
December 7, 2002
After opening the season with three close victories, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs womenâÂÂs basketball team finally won a laugher, defeating Texas Southern University, 83-45, Friday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Dearrll W. Shafer
December 7, 2002
Services for Dearrll W. Shafer, 89, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Shafer died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa.
Holiday fare gets a bit too sweet
December 7, 2002
Two movies by Emmy-winning actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Mary Tyler Moore should be a reason for celebration. But subpar scripts and pat, predictably sentimental stories sink both efforts.
Schooner’ leads weekend fare
December 7, 2002
The weekend is full of events with holiday spirit. Among the Lawrence activities are a downtown Christmas parade, “The Christmas Schooner” and a Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art celebration. Here are some other events to consider:
Rebecca S. Goldback-Mosely
December 7, 2002
Cuts may force admissions limits
December 7, 2002
Additional budget cuts may force Kansas University to consider limiting admissions, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Friday.
Briefly
December 7, 2002
¢ Havana: Elian celebrates ninth birthday ¢ Tokyo: Researchers set record with pi calculation ¢ Montreal: Canadians pay tribute to 14 slaying victims
Club news
December 7, 2002
Griffey calls trade talks no big deal
December 7, 2002
Ken Griffey Jr. isn’t hurt that the Cincinnati Reds discussed trading him. “I’m here, and that’s the thing; I haven’t gone anywhere,” Griffey said Friday. “It’s baseball. Things change from time to time, and names get thrown into different situations, and it just happened to be my name this time.”
Franchione: A&M job on ‘short list’
December 7, 2002
Dennis Franchione didn’t decide this week that he wanted to be the football coach at Texas A&M. He always coveted the job.
Baldwin boys, girls win handily; Eudora splits
December 7, 2002
Baldwin High’s girls basketball team started the season with something to prove. After falling in a Class 4A sub-state last year, the Bulldogs opened with a 69-29 rout of Osawatomie on Friday.
Grandson defends honor of Pearl Harbor admiral
Family seeks restoration of rank from president
December 7, 2002
All Manning Kimmel wants is 15 minutes with George W. Bush. Fifteen minutes. That’s all the Rock Hill radio station executive says he’d need to restore the honor of his late grandfather.
Traditional chalkboards being erased from classrooms across city, nation
December 7, 2002
Erase those memories of dusty black chalkboards that have been the mainstay of school classrooms for more than a century.
Briefly
December 7, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census undercounts black, Hispanic children ¢ South Dakota: ‘Burning Bush’ remark nets prison sentence ¢ Miami: Second body found near plane crash site
Briefly
December 7, 2002
¢ Venezuela: Three killed at rally amid strike tension ¢ London: British parties back gay couples’ rights ¢ Alaska: Jury returns conviction in pipeline shooting ¢ California: Board votes to ban dry cleaning chemical
Briefly
December 7, 2002
¢ London: Britain arrests, releases Chechen wanted by Russia ¢ Indonesia: Bali bombing suspect shouts ‘America will be destroyed’ ¢ Washington, D.C.: Gun shop workers report seeing sniper suspect
Karl Dane Neibarger
December 7, 2002
Services for Karl Dane Neibarger, 52, Prairie Village, will be at 10 a.m. today at D.W. NewcomerâÂÂs Sons Overland Park Chapel. Entombment will follow in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. Neibarger died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at his home.
Few finales to settle many bowl matchups
December 7, 2002
The bowl hopes of many teams are riding on just a few games to be played today, the final day of the regular season.
s merchandise from Internet
December 7, 2002
The way Carrie Neighbors sees it, an investment of about $20 a month lets shoppers from around the world browse through the merchandise in her Lawrence store.
Church financially and morally bankrupt
December 7, 2002
Last winter, when stories of priestly sexual abuse broke over my city, I couldn’t help comparing the church scandal with the Enron scandal.
Firebirds win opener against Blues - FSHS 63, Washburn Rural 56
Wooden’s 22 points pace Free State boys
December 7, 2002
It looked as though Free State High’s boys basketball team would live up to its “porous” reputation during its opener Friday night at Topeka Washburn Rural.
Shaw’s comedy keeps KU audience laughing
December 7, 2002
University Theatre’s production of “You Never Can Tell” is a light, airy comedy suitable for just about everyone.
Roundup: No. 8 Florida survives FSU
Gators edge Seminoles, 58-57
December 7, 2002
Florida’s Matt Bonner was worried, but the ball bounced right for the eighth-ranked Gators, who beat Florida State, 58-57, Friday night when Tim Pickett’s last-second shot bounced off the rim.
Trail Blazers’ image taking a beating
December 7, 2002
A blunt billboard on a busy downtown street makes clear how at least one fan of the Portland Trail Blazers feels about the team.
KU extends sizz
Jayhawks rout Texas Southern, 83-45
December 7, 2002
After opening the season with three close victories, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team finally won a laugher, defeating Texas Southern University, 83-45, Friday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Failing U.S. economy brings fallout
White House seeks fresh start; tax cuts likely
December 7, 2002
Shakeup: President Bush ousts treasury secretary, economic adviser Unemployment: Jobless rate soars to 6 percent, matching eight-year high Wall Street: Dow falls 2.8 percent for week to snap eight-week winning streak
Photos reveal elaborate work at Wittig house
December 7, 2002
Forget about âÂÂThis Old House.â David WittigâÂÂs home renovations, long the subject of rumor and speculation, look like something out of âÂÂLifestyles of the Rich and Famous.âÂÂ
Calendar shots pose no problem for church-going student
December 7, 2002
Denise Spidle had a big decision to make. Should she accept an offer to appear as a model in the âÂÂWomen of KUâ 2003 Swimsuit Calendar?
Briefly
December 7, 2002
¢ Nebraska: Mother won’t get more in ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ case ¢ Michigan: State workers charged in forged license scam ¢ Boston: College president won’t testify in mob case ¢ Illinois: Families of victims to fight clemency
Society Calendar
December 7, 2002
FCE and 4-H News
December 7, 2002