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Candlelight vigil planned to protest beating
December 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 4:01 p.m.) A Kansas University student is planning a candlelight virgil to protest the Dec. 6 beating of a gay man outside the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
Gasoline pipeline ruptured northeast of Lawrence
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:06 p.m.) A 10-inch gasoline pipeline northeast of Lawrence was struck and ruptured about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Lawrence banker first to file for school board
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:35 p.m.) A Lawrence banker filed Tuesday for Lawrence school board. Cindy Yulich, 43, became the first official candidate for one of the four vacancies on the board. The general election is April 1.
Dole Institute featured on new phone book cover
December 10, 2002
(Updated Friday at 3:27 p.m.) This year’s Southwestern Bell phone directory for Lawrence will feature the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
KU named as top institution for Hispanics
December 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:39 a.m.) Kansas University has been named as one of the top universities in the U.S. for Hispanics to succeed.
Fog leads to U.S. 40 accident
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:17 a.m.) That gray fog draping the area has led to one non-injury accident west of Lawrence.
Brown boosts Baldwin
December 10, 2002
Topeka Highland Park’s girls basketball team gave Baldwin High all it could handle for three quarters. Then Emily Brown busted out.
Mildred Grobbe
December 10, 2002
Services for Mildred Grobbe, 91, Festus, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma. Burial will be later in Palenske Cemetery, west of Alma. Mrs. Grobbe died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Crystal Oak Care Home in Festus.
State budget cuts lead commissioners to reduce cost-of-living increase
December 10, 2002
SheriffâÂÂs deputies, equipment operators, treasurerâÂÂs clerks and all other Douglas County employees will share in the financial pain brought on by the stateâÂÂs latest budget cuts.
Testimony alleges official at scene of attack
December 10, 2002
Traumatized after being sexually attacked in her Topeka home, a 47-year-old woman said a relative and the relativeâÂÂs husband - well-known politico Al LeDoux - took her to their home.
Homeless needs increase statewide as budget cuts swell
December 10, 2002
When he ran out of options in Emporia, Robert Marx came to Lawrence. Homeless and missing his left leg because of a car accident four years ago, Marx said he wasnâÂÂt getting the help he needed in Emporia.
Harry Lee Tryon
December 10, 2002
Services for Harry Lee Tryon, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Tryon died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at St. LukeâÂÂs Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Dick R. Combs
December 10, 2002
Services for Dick R. Combs, 73, Parsons, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Parsons. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Combs died Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita from complications of pneumonia.
Area Boys: Belton trips Baldwin
December 10, 2002
The top-seeded Baldwin High boys basketball team scored just six points in the first quarter and couldnâÂÂt recover, losing 73-54 to Belton, Mo., on Monday in the Trailblazer Invitational.
Polk paces Lions in win over Wildcats - Lawrence girls 65, KC Washington 44
December 10, 2002
Junior Josie Polk scored 21 points for the second straight game, leading Lawrence HighâÂÂs girls basketball squad to a 65-44 rout of KC-Washington on Monday.
Fog leads to U.S. 40 accident
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:17 a.m.) That gray fog draping the area has led to one non-injury accident west of Lawrence.
Lawrence banker first to file for school board
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:35 p.m.) A Lawrence banker filed Tuesday for Lawrence school board. Cindy Yulich, 43, became the first official candidate for one of the four vacancies on the board. The general election is April 1.
Gasoline pipeline ruptured northeast of Lawrence
December 10, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 3:06 p.m.) A 10-inch gasoline pipeline northeast of Lawrence was struck and ruptured about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Candlelight vigil planned to protest beating
December 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 4:01 p.m.) A Kansas University student is planning a candlelight virgil to protest the Dec. 6 beating of a gay man outside the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
Arizona No. 1 for fifth straight week
December 10, 2002
Kansas dropped six more spots in The Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.
KU named as top institution for Hispanics
December 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:39 a.m.) Kansas University has been named as one of the top universities in the U.S. for Hispanics to succeed.
Bonnie Waisner
December 10, 2002
Services for Bonnie Waisner, 54, Berryton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Berryton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Waisner died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at her home.
Local Briefs
December 10, 2002
¢ Bromelsick party planned ¢ Crime: Police investigate tips about Friday’s beating ¢ Schools: Superintendent supports district consolidation ¢ Lawrence district: Schools without heat for part of morning
Haskell men fall to Graceland University
December 10, 2002
The Haskell Indian Nations University menâÂÂs basketball team dropped to 1-11 with a 98-85 loss to Graceland University on Monday at Coffin Sports Complex. Andy Deal led the Fightinâ Indians with 22 points, and Allen Knows Gun added 18. Kenny Lovato had 15 points and nine rebounds.
KU Basketball Notes: Slow starts not new for Hinrich
December 10, 2002
Kirk Hinrich has been through this before. âÂÂMy senior year in high school we started out 1-3. After that we won 22 straight games and a state championship,â said Hinrich, Kansasâ senior guard from West High in Sioux City, Iowa.
Bowls bountiful for Big 12
December 10, 2002
Quick, name the four Big 12 Conference football teams that gave their fans the opportunity to spend their extra cash on Christmas presents instead of bowl trips.
Brown boosts Baldwin
December 10, 2002
Topeka Highland ParkâÂÂs girls basketball team gave Baldwin High all it could handle for three quarters. Then Emily Brown busted out.
Area briefs
December 10, 2002
¢ Baldwin council OKs new police chief ¢ Ottawa nursing home faces admissions ban ¢ Vratil nominated Senate vice president ¢ Free State senior up for national award ¢ University sets dates for final exams ¢ Mensa offers students scholarship awards
Carter’s Nobel Prize finally arrives
December 10, 2002
Former President Jimmy Carter, in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize, said Monday that his support of President Bush was solid, provided he keeps working through the United Nations and weapons inspectors for a solution in Iraq.
Big 12 Women: Shockers push Sooners to limit
December 10, 2002
Maria Villarroel scored 18 points, and 15th-ranked Oklahoma was unable to shake Wichita State until the final minutes of a 70-64 victory Monday night.
Snyder: Happy Holiday
Wildcats favored against ASU
December 10, 2002
The most hotly contested postseason bowl game may not be Kansas State-Arizona State. At least that’s the implication left by Wildcats’ coach Bill Snyder.
Nobody roots for Goliath’
December 10, 2002
You may not realize it, but Turkey has had quite enough of your attitude. And Brazil also has issues with you. In fact, the whole world is less happy with you than it once was.
Egyptian Museum marks first century
December 10, 2002
For decades now, Cairo’s famed Egyptian Museum has needed redefining and modernizing. Those who run it say the revolution has begun.
Golf association eyes three cities for possible move
December 10, 2002
Lawrence will have to compete with Phoenix, Orlando, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla., to keep the headquarters of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and its 120 jobs.
United declares bankruptcy
Airline vows to keep flying during reorganization
December 10, 2002
United Airlines filed the biggest bankruptcy in aviation history Monday, vowing to keep its jets flying while it tries to straighten out a business that is hemorrhaging as much as $22 million a day.
School board election issues revived
Candidates will likely face same voter angst about closing district schools
December 10, 2002
Lawrence school board history may repeat itself April 1. A flashback to 1997 would reveal a school-closing and school-election scenario in some ways identical to that created by the current board.
Health foundation grant gets children outside
December 10, 2002
The Kansas Wildlife Foundation received a $25,000 Recognition Grant from the Kansas Health Foundation for Outdoor Kansas for Kids Day.
Mildred Grobbe
December 10, 2002
Bonnie Waisner
December 10, 2002
Authorities revive probe of teen’s ‘88 disappearance
December 10, 2002
It’s been nearly 15 years since a Linwood teenager and the car he was driving vanished without a trace.
Top 25 Roundup: Wright, IU rout Vandy
December 10, 2002
Bracey Wright made his first six shots Monday night and never stopped shooting. Wright scored 31 points, five short of setting the school’s freshman single-game scoring record, as he led No. 7 Indiana to a 73-56 win against Vanderbilt.
Bowls bountiful for Big 12
December 10, 2002
Quick, name the four Big 12 Conference football teams that gave their fans the opportunity to spend their extra cash on Christmas presents instead of bowl trips.
Burras named top rookie
December 10, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Aquanita Burras has been named Big 12 Conference womenâÂÂs basketball rookie player of the week.
Golf association eyes three cities for possible move
December 10, 2002
Lawrence will have to compete with Phoenix, Orlando, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla., to keep the headquarters of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and its 120 jobs.
Consultant could collect $3.9 million
December 10, 2002
The Lawrence school districtâÂÂs facility consultant could earn as much as $3.9 million if voters approve a $59 million bond issue for school construction.
City cautious with savings
December 10, 2002
Families, businesses and governments all face the same choices when they hit tough financial times: trim spending or dip into savings.
City cautious with savings
December 10, 2002
Families, businesses and governments all face the same choices when they hit tough financial times: trim spending or dip into savings.
Iraqi declaration appears recycled
December 10, 2002
Iraq’s mammoth arms declaration covers its nuclear program up until the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a terminated project to produce a radiation bomb and details of Baghdad’s efforts to build biological weapons, according to the report’s table of contents, made public Monday.
UCLA fires Toledo after 7-5 regular season
December 10, 2002
Bob Toledo was fired by UCLA on Monday because first-year athletic director Dan Guerrero felt the program wasn’t heading in the right direction and wouldn’t turn around unless a change was made.
Fan mail wasted on Williams
Kansas coach weary of critical correspondence
December 10, 2002
All mail sent to Roy Williams’ office will be treated as junk the rest of this season. Cards and letters will either pile up on the Kansas University basketball coach’s couch or be tossed into the circular file - the waste basket.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
December 10, 2002
African game park will be world’s largest
December 10, 2002
The presidents of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe signed a treaty Monday to create the world’s largest wildlife reserve - a game park that will allow animals and visitors to roam across their shared borders.
Candidates will likely face same voter angst about closing district schools
December 10, 2002
Lawrence school board history may repeat itself April 1. A flashback to 1997 would reveal a school-closing and school-election scenario in some ways identical to that created by the current board.
Kansas coach weary of critical correspondence
December 10, 2002
All mail sent to Roy Williamsâ office will be treated as junk the rest of this season. Cards and letters will either pile up on the Kansas University basketball coachâÂÂs couch or be tossed into the circular file - the waste basket.
Live and learn?
December 10, 2002
Other states are learning from Kansasâ mistakes in privatizing its adoption and foster care services. ItâÂÂs almost always preferable to learn from someone elseâÂÂs mistakes rather than have other people learn from yours.
UND benefactor dead at age of 72
December 10, 2002
Ralph Englestad, the Las Vegas casino owner who contributed $100 million to build a basketball-hockey arena that bears his name on the North Dakota University campus, died last week at the age of 72.
Jayhawks’ Burras named top rookie
December 10, 2002
Kansas University sophomore Aquanita Burras has been named Big 12 Conference women’s basketball rookie player of the week.
Baylor to hire Morriss
Kentucky coach will replace Steele
December 10, 2002
Kentucky football coach Guy Morriss resigned Monday night and, according to a source, was to become the new coach at Baylor.
Blowouts bolster Kansas City’s confidence
Resurgent Chiefs have scored 98 points last two weeks in victories against Arizona, St. Louis
December 10, 2002
Just call them the Kansas City 49ers - and not because little cable cars have begun running back and forth between barbecue joints.
Redford right about fossil fuels
December 10, 2002
It’s not often that I find myself agreeing with knee-jerk liberal Hollywood pretty boys like Robert Redford, but the aging matinee idol had an editorial published in the Los Angeles Times this week that made some pretty valid points.
War games send serious statement to Iraq
December 10, 2002
Spewing sand high in the air behind them, hundreds of camouflaged U.S. Army vehicles race across the desert, roaring toward an unseen enemy like some nightmare vision of sand-colored destruction.
Chess champ to preside over Lindsborg Open
December 10, 2002
A small-town chess tournament is hitting the big time when former world champion Anatoly Karpov comes to Lindsborg. Karpov will preside over the second Lindsborg Rotary Open at Bethany College.
People
December 10, 2002
¢ Stewart ready for prime time ¢ Furniture gets best of Hogan ¢ Zsa Zsa continues to recover ¢ Celebrities send letter to Bush
Dole Institute featured on new phone book cover
December 10, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:20 a.m.) This yearâÂÂs Southwestern Bell phone directory for Lawrence will feature the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
Briefly
December 10, 2002
¢ Cleveland: Charges filed in priest death ¢ Washington, D.C.: Aircraft carrier named after first president Bush ¢ California: Dentist aids tree-sitter
Haskell men fall to Graceland University
December 10, 2002
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team dropped to 1-11 with a 98-85 loss to Graceland University on Monday at Coffin Sports Complex. Andy Deal led the Fightin’ Indians with 22 points, and Allen Knows Gun added 18. Kenny Lovato had 15 points and nine rebounds.
Williams puts on show
Running back gains 216 yards in Miami win
December 10, 2002
Ricky Williams put on a show Monday night that Roone Arledge would have loved. Williams ran for 216 yards, including a career-best 63-yard touchdown run, and the Miami Dolphins moved into a tie for the AFC East lead by beating the Chicago Bears 27-9.
Don’t miss a minute of ‘24’
December 10, 2002
What can I say about this season of “24” (8 p.m., Fox)? If you like thrillers and you’re not watching “24,” you might as well throw your television set out with the trash. It’s not going to get any better than this.
88 disappearance
December 10, 2002
ItâÂÂs been nearly 15 years since a Linwood teenager and the car he was driving vanished without a trace.
On the record
December 10, 2002
KU Basketball Notes: Slow starts not new for Hinrich
December 10, 2002
Kirk Hinrich has been through this before. “My senior year in high school we started out 1-3. After that we won 22 straight games and a state championship,” said Hinrich, Kansas’ senior guard from West High in Sioux City, Iowa.
Harry Lee Tryon
December 10, 2002
Dick R. Combs
December 10, 2002
Cheney lawsuit dismissed
December 10, 2002
A federal judge on Monday rebuffed congressional efforts to learn about meetings that Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force had with industry executives and lobbyists while formulating the Bush administration’s energy plan.
Polk paces Lions in win over Wildcats - Lawrence girls 65, KC Washington 44
December 10, 2002
Junior Josie Polk scored 21 points for the second straight game, leading Lawrence High’s girls basketball squad to a 65-44 rout of KC-Washington on Monday.
Area Boys: Belton trips Baldwin
December 10, 2002
The top-seeded Baldwin High boys basketball team scored just six points in the first quarter and couldn’t recover, losing 73-54 to Belton, Mo., on Monday in the Trailblazer Invitational.
College Football Briefs
December 10, 2002
¢ Iowa quarterback AP Player of the Year ¢ Maine linebacker linked to steroids
Solich will call plays in Independence Bowl
December 10, 2002
Nebraska coach Frank Solich re-hired himself as offensive coordinator - for one game, anyway. Solich announced last week that he would no longer call the plays on offense.
Big 12 Men: Mizzou clobbers Green Bay
December 10, 2002
Rickey Paulding had a career-high 25 points and every Missouri starter scored in double figures as the Tigers beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 88-67 on Monday.
Tulsa’s program earning respect
December 10, 2002
Tulsa couldn’t have gotten a team like Kansas University to play at the Donald W. Reynolds Center three or four years ago.
NBA Notes: Ostertag ejected after berating official
December 10, 2002
Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag was ejected for arguing a non-call in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Six minutes later, Jazz coach Jerry Sloan also was tossed.
NBA Roundup: Celtics upend Magic
Pierce pours in 30 as Boston prevails in overtime
December 10, 2002
The Boston Celtics outdueled the Orlando Magic when it counted. Paul Pierce scored 30 points, including 10 of Boston’s final 12 in regulation, and Antoine Walker added 28 points as the Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 114-109 in overtime on Monday night.
NFL Briefs
December 10, 2002
¢ Faulk may be limited for rest of regular season ¢ Newton receives five-year jail term ¢ Lynch questionable because of neck strain ¢ Titans’ Kearse returns to meetings, practices ¢ McNabb’s cast removed; QB still out many weeks ¢ Manning: Injured knee won’t keep me out ¢ Martz critical of team’s mental toughness ¢ 49ers’ punt returner Williams out for season ¢ Spurrier makes fifth quarterback change ¢ Panthers’ Morgan to undergo surgery ¢ Two, maybe three, Cards out for season
Heisman winner impossible to predict
Trophy could go to any of five college football players - only Dorsey was a preseason candidate
December 10, 2002
Sixty-six men have won the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding player in college football. Ready for five more?
Arledge remembered
ABC icons laud deceased network boss
December 10, 2002
ABC News chairman Roone Arledge was remembered Monday by colleagues as an inspirational boss and a pioneer who transformed sports television.
6Sports video: Eudora girls fall in first round of Invite
December 10, 2002
6Sports reports on the first round game of the Cardinal Invite between the Eudora Cardinal girls and the Bishop Ward Cyclones.
6News video: District searching for new principals
December 10, 2002
6News reports on the openings for principal attwo Lawrence schools.
6News video: Investigators reopen case
December 10, 2002
6News reports on the case of Randy Leach, a Linwood man who disappeared 15 years ago.
KU drops to 20th in poll
Arizona No. 1 for fifth straight week
December 10, 2002
Kansas dropped six more spots in The Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.
Down on your look? ‘Makeover’ can help
December 10, 2002
Stephanie Woodside was so self-conscious about the bump on her nose that she’d get chills when she sensed someone staring at her.
Ripple effect
December 10, 2002
Jesus’ car
December 10, 2002
6Sports video: Burras not enough to snag tourney title
December 10, 2002
6Sports reports on the first loss of the season for the KU womens’ basketball team, against Western Illinois.
Double meaning
December 10, 2002
Low blow
December 10, 2002
Briefly
December 10, 2002
¢ Toronto: Canadian, U.S. troops allowed to cross border ¢ Iran: U.S. journalists to be fingerprinted ¢ United nations: Security Council lifts sanctions in Angola ¢ Tokyo: Early snowfall causes flurry of injuries
Health care might be good job for O’Neill
December 10, 2002
It is beyond me to understand or explain why newly dismissed Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill was not a comforting figure to the financial world.
Live and learn?
December 10, 2002
Other states are learning from Kansas’ mistakes in privatizing its adoption and foster care services. It’s almost always preferable to learn from someone else’s mistakes rather than have other people learn from yours.
Right Livelihood awards honor causes outside Nobels’ scope
December 10, 2002
Organizations from Burundi and Sweden working to overcome ethnic hatred, a Paraguayan torture victim and an Australian scientist were presented Monday with the Right Livelihood award, known as the “Alternative Nobel” prizes.
6Sports video: Turnovers cause for concern for KU men
December 10, 2002
6Sports reports on KU coach Roy Williams’ thoughts after KU’s showing against the Oregon Ducks.
Golf course communities planned
December 10, 2002
Reno County is one of three places in Kansas where new golf course communities are planned.
Business Briefcase
December 10, 2002
¢ Robotic cat marches to top of holiday toy list ¢ Wall Street: Tyco sues former leaders ¢ Atchison: MGP to buy back stock
Daily ticker
December 10, 2002
Stocks fall on airline bankruptcy, IBM downgrade
December 10, 2002
UAL’s bankruptcy filing and a brokerage downgrade of IBM put investors in a black mood Monday, sending stocks sharply lower and the Dow Jones industrials down more than 170 points.
Lott apologizes for remarks
December 10, 2002
Faced with an uproar over his remark that the nation would have been better off if Strom Thurmond had won the presidency when he ran on a segregationist ticket in 1948, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott apologized Monday night, saying he misspoke.
Adaptation of ‘La Boheme’ opens to rave reviews
December 10, 2002
Sandra Bullock in a slinky black evening gown, edging past paparazzi. A throng of onlookers waiting in vain for the arrival of Leonardo DiCaprio (he sneaked in through a side entrance). Candice Bergen holding court with friends and fans in the lobby.
Ashanti, Nelly lead Billboard awards
December 10, 2002
R&B newcomer Ashanti made an impressive debut at the Billboard Music Awards, taking home eight awards Monday night while rap star Nelly won honors in six categories. The album of the year went to Eminem for “The Eminem Show.”
Homeless needs increase statewide as budget cuts swell
December 10, 2002
When he ran out of options in Emporia, Robert Marx came to Lawrence. Homeless and missing his left leg because of a car accident four years ago, Marx said he wasn’t getting the help he needed in Emporia.
Testimony alleges official at scene of attack
December 10, 2002
Traumatized after being sexually attacked in her Topeka home, a 47-year-old woman said a relative and the relative’s husband - well-known politico Al LeDoux - took her to their home.
County plans lower staff raises
State budget cuts lead commissioners to reduce cost-of-living increase
December 10, 2002
Sheriff’s deputies, equipment operators, treasurer’s clerks and all other Douglas County employees will share in the financial pain brought on by the state’s latest budget cuts.
Kansans push for farm sales to Cuba
State officials meet with Fidel Castro; President Bush still opposes plans
December 10, 2002
Kansas political and farm officials met Monday with Cuban President Fidel Castro after calling for the United States to normalize relations with the communist nation.
Strike spurs panic buying in Venezuela
December 10, 2002
Venezuelans waited up to four hours for gasoline and stocked up on food and water Monday as a strike seeking President Hugo Chavez’s ouster created shortages at markets, banks, pharmacies and service stations.
Bush taps railroad exec as new treasury leader
vSnow worked with Cheney in Ford administration
December 10, 2002
President Bush turned to railroad executive John W. Snow to be his new Treasury secretary Monday and signaled his determination to push ahead with a new round of tax cuts to jump-start the sluggish economy.
Consultant could collect $3.9 million
December 10, 2002
The Lawrence school district’s facility consultant could earn as much as $3.9 million if voters approve a $59 million bond issue for school construction.
In the halls
December 10, 2002
Superhero-style fun makes for good reads in ‘graphic’ books
December 10, 2002
Forget the Batcave. Batman, Spider-Man and other comic-book heroes have a new home: the library. Amid newfound respect and growing popularity, graphic novels are filling shelves in libraries and bookstores.
Call them preen-teens
Minimum wage or mom’s credit card pay for pampering
December 10, 2002
There’s nothing like a good massage or even an eyebrow waxing to relieve a little teenage angst. So says 17-year-old Jessica Schwartz, who frequents a day spa in her suburban Chicago hometown every other week.
Horoscopes
December 10, 2002
Personnel files on seven more Boston priests released
December 10, 2002
A Roman Catholic priest whose personnel file contained a warning from a church official that he “fools around with kids” was assigned to several parishes, then was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, according to records released Monday.
Analysts expect Fed to keep interest rates steady
December 10, 2002
Amid a stagnant job market, stock market turbulence and a shake-up of President Bush’s economic team, the Federal Reserve is expected to hold short-term interest rates at 41-year lows today at its last meeting of the year.