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Police investigating auto burglaries
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:25 p.m.) Lawrence police are investigating a rash of auto burglaries on the city’s west side.
Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:27 p.m.) A local pizza delivery driver says he was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old Domino’s driver says he was held up by two men about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as he was searching for a specific apartment number in the 4500 block of Overland Drive.
Jones to resign Wednesday night
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:33 p.m.) Charles Jones steps down Wednesday night from the Douglas County Commission, but not before he tackles a full lineup of contentious county issues.
Four Lawrence students suspended in separate incidents
December 11, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:24 p.m.) Two high school and two junior high students were suspended Wednesday for at least five days each in separate incidents.
Highberger polkas into city commission race
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:49 p.m.) An attorney for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced his candidacy Wednesday afternoon for a spot on the Lawrence City Commission.
Double-slaying suspect faces preliminary hearing
December 11, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:20 a.m.) The preliminary hearing begins Thursday for the man charged with slaying an elderly couple who were shot to death July 10 in their east Lawrence home.
Sprint announces new round of layoffs
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:11 a.m.) Battered telecommunications company Sprint Corp. said Wednesday it will lay off 2,100 more workers during the next year as it tries to reorganize and return to profitability.
Chance for snow flurries light, says forecaster
December 11, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:24 a.m.) A winter storm front passing through the area probably won’t bring much snow to the Lawrence area. But we could see a little rain Thursday, along with some flurries, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
s Christmas
December 11, 2002
Some wise guys swiped the three wise men from a Lawrence coupleâÂÂs nativity scene. The thieves also heisted Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three shepherds and the animals that had been around the manger of the larger-than-life, front yard creche in the 400 block of Cattleman Court in west Lawrence.
s plow ruptures gasoline pipeline
December 11, 2002
More than 8,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into a field north of Lawrence on Tuesday when a farmer hit a pipeline with a plow. No injuries were reported.
KU graduates make rare accomplishment
December 11, 2002
For the third year in a row, all graduates from the Kansas University School of Pharmacy passed their licensing exam.
safety
December 11, 2002
Realizing that hundreds of Haskell Indian Nations University students soon will be headed home for holiday break, school officials gathered on campus Tuesday for a ceremony that sought the studentsâ safe return and mourned those killed in drunken-driving accidents.
Sloan to lead higher ed committee
December 11, 2002
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, on Tuesday was appointed chairman of the House Higher Education Committee.
McAnderson tapped All-Stater
December 11, 2002
Lawrence High senior Brandon McAnderson was named first-team All-State by the Topeka Capital-Journal, the schoolâÂÂs first All-State selection since 1995. He was the 56th all-state selection in the schoolâÂÂs history.
Hurricane interested in KU coordinator for opening
December 11, 2002
Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young is a candidate for the head coaching job at Tulsa, according to a report in MondayâÂÂs Tulsa World.
Wayne Patterson Sr.
December 11, 2002
Forum, Ark. âÂÂ:quot; Private memorial services for Wayne Patterson Sr., 72, Forum, will be later. Mr. Patterson died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at his home.
owner prepares treats from around the world
December 11, 2002
Join âÂÂJayniâÂÂs Kitchenâ this week for âÂÂHoliday Traditions Around the World.â Host Jayni Carey and Lora Duguid, owner of Au Marchà ©, will prepare some holiday treats, including the recipe below.
Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:27 p.m.) A local pizza delivery driver says he was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old DominoâÂÂs driver says he was held up by two men about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as he was searching for a specific apartment number in the 4500 block of Overland Drive.
Police investigating auto burglaries
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 5:25 p.m.) Lawrence police are investigating a rash of auto burglaries on the cityâÂÂs west side.
Shockers up next for KU
December 11, 2002
After a 5-25 record last season, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs womenâÂÂs basketball team is on the rise this season at 4-1. Wichita State, the Jayhawksâ opponent tonight, also is improving.
Student calls for stand against violence
December 11, 2002
A Kansas University student is planning a candlelight vigil to protest last FridayâÂÂs beating of a gay man outside the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
First candidate files for board
December 11, 2002
The first official candidate of the 2003 Lawrence school board race supports a planned $59 million bond issue for school construction and closure of three elementary schools.
Deadline approaching for principal position
December 11, 2002
School administrators yearning to earn $90,000 a year have less than two weeks to apply for the principalâÂÂs job at Lawrence High School.
Sebelius announces end of closed meetings
December 11, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius plans no more secret meetings of her state government review teams after Thursday, the same day a judge is to consider a legal challenge to the closed meetings by several Kansas news organizations, including the Lawrence Journal-World.
City commissioners delay budget decisions
December 11, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners will wait several weeks before slashing the 2003 budget. Commissioners said Tuesday that they wanted to see more details about the proposed reductions, and they said they may preserve some new city jobs that appeared headed for the chopping block.
Wayne Patterson Sr.
December 11, 2002
Paths to university diversity
December 11, 2002
The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear arguments in a Michigan case that will provide it an opportunity to revisit the legality of affirmative action in university admissions.
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December 11, 2002
The University of TulsaâÂÂs $32 million Reynolds Center is not known as âÂÂThe House that Steve Robinson Built.â However Ã¢ÂÂ:
52-50 win over Ward
December 11, 2002
The only person in Eudora HighâÂÂs gymnasium who knew Emily Brown was nervous Tuesday night was Emily Brown. The Baldwin junior sure didnâÂÂt show it.
Seabury drops pair at Cair Paravel
December 11, 2002
Two games in two days proved to be no problem for Lawrence HighâÂÂs girls basketball team.
Niedens, Bell power Eudora boys to 59-45 tournament victory over Spring Hill
December 11, 2002
Ottawa HighâÂÂs boys basketball team couldnâÂÂt get its break going in a 57-48 loss to Bonner Springs on Tuesday.
s feast-famine recruiting
December 11, 2002
Annual vigilance in the pursuit of college basketball talent has become more of a necessity at Kansas University.
Minors still find way to get cigarettes
December 11, 2002
State officials say there are signs theyâÂÂre winning the war against underage smoking. ItâÂÂs more difficult for youngsters to buy cigarettes, they say, because a Kansas crackdown on retailers is working.
Officials consider blessing historic designation nomination
December 11, 2002
Douglas County commissioners are preparing to settle a battle between preservationists and property-rights advocates about a site that helped spark the Civil War.
Carter warns that war only leads to more war
December 11, 2002
Jimmy Carter accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday - long-awaited for his diplomacy in the Middle East in the ‘70s - with a warning to nations to avoid bloodshed in resolving their conflicts.
Ottawa boys lose, but girls win
Niedens, Bell power Eudora boys to 59-45 tournament victory over Spring Hill
December 11, 2002
Ottawa High’s boys basketball team couldn’t get its break going in a 57-48 loss to Bonner Springs on Tuesday.
Polk lifts LHS girls to win over Hawks
Seabury drops pair at Cair Paravel
December 11, 2002
Two games in two days proved to be no problem for Lawrence High’s girls basketball team.
Bush doll spouts policy, malapropisms
December 11, 2002
He stands proud in a gray business suit and red tie, and he speaks strong words about fighting terrorism - if you press a button on his back. Meet George W. Bush, the talking action figure.
U.S. builds military presence in Africa
December 11, 2002
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld won new assurances of support from Eritrea and Ethiopia on Tuesday for the Bush administration’s plan to open a new front in the war on terrorism in the turbulent Horn of Africa at the same time that it prepares for a war with Iraq.
U.N. lab to test Iraq claims
December 11, 2002
In a sprawling U.N. laboratory tucked among snow-speckled beet fields, a scientist in surgical scrubs fusses over a battery of sophisticated radiation-detecting equipment.
Education key to cutting fat
December 11, 2002
Attorneys are suing McDonald’s because their meals, high in saturated fat, are ruining customers’ health. It is the right complaint, but the wrong venue.
Paths to university diversity
December 11, 2002
The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear arguments in a Michigan case that will provide it an opportunity to revisit the legality of affirmative action in university admissions.
Tax collections
December 11, 2002
Budget turf
December 11, 2002
Cooperation seems to be a rare commodity in the state’s current budget crisis. If the Kansas Department of Administration’s attitude is typical of other state agencies, a cooperative approach to the state’s financial problems may be difficult to achieve.
Diverse groups across country
December 11, 2002
From Goshen, Ind., grannies collecting relief kits to a “die-in” on an Ivy League campus, Americans took to the streets Tuesday in mostly small, low-key events to protest a possible war on Iraq. More than 100 people across the country were arrested.
Diabetes shouldn’t put damper on holidays
December 11, 2002
My husband has diabetes and I know it’s really hard for him to get through the holidays. Do you have any suggestions to make the holidays a little easier for him?
First candidate files for board
December 11, 2002
The first official candidate of the 2003 Lawrence school board race supports a planned $59 million bond issue for school construction and closure of three elementary schools.
Paul Elmer Kirkpatrick
December 11, 2002
Robert E. McFarlane
December 11, 2002
Vegans can indulge in goodies, too
December 11, 2002
This time of year the baking instinct is almost primal. It starts innocently enough with Thanksgiving’s pumpkin pies and rolls, but by December becomes an all-consuming need for sweet and doughy treats hot from the oven.
Cooking up holiday treats
Chef spices up recipes for cookies
December 11, 2002
It’s a delectable dilemma, trying to decide which cookies to make from the variety of recipes at hand. Most of us will want to bake the favorites that everyone knows and expects. But consider trying some variations, too.
Local Briefs
December 11, 2002
¢ Courts: Judge declines to modify priest’s prison sentence ¢ Community: Construction blocks busy post office parking ¢ Holidays: Salvation Army prepares for Christmas toy shop
Vigil planned to protest beating
Student calls for stand against violence
December 11, 2002
A Kansas University student is planning a candlelight vigil to protest last Friday’s beating of a gay man outside the Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
James puts Red Sox on cutting edge
Boston brass believe Lawrence stats guru will keep team one step ahead of competition
December 11, 2002
When the Boston Red Sox introduced a former night watchman as their new senior adviser a few Fridays back, it wasn’t so much a front office coming out party as it was the final installment of The Revenge of the Nerds.
Selig discussing reinstatement with Rose
Major League Baseball’s career hits leader would be eligible for Hall of Fame if lifetime ban lifted
December 11, 2002
Pete Rose might finally be getting his second chance. Baseball’s career hits leader could know by the end of the year if baseball will agree to end his lifetime ban - which would make him eligible for the Hall of Fame.
Stanford announcement charges cloning, stem cell debate
December 11, 2002
Stanford University announced Tuesday its intention to develop human embryonic stem cells through nuclear transfer technology, becoming the first U.S. institution of higher education to publicly embrace an effort many consider to be cloning.
People
December 11, 2002
¢ ‘Mad Max’ to return ¢ An unforgettable honor ¢ Imagination knows no bounds ¢ Wright lamp sets auction record
Budget turf
December 11, 2002
Cooperation seems to be a rare commodity in the stateâÂÂs current budget crisis. If the Kansas Department of AdministrationâÂÂs attitude is typical of other state agencies, a cooperative approach to the stateâÂÂs financial problems may be difficult to achieve.
Baker University shares party favorites
December 11, 2002
In one of my other lives, I teach at Baker University, a place that takes hospitality and entertaining rather seriously. At no time of year is this more evident than during the holidays, when the university is host to a number of functions and encounters with party food are darned near impossible to avoid.
Wayne O. Clark
December 11, 2002
Valley Falls âÂÂ:quot; A visitation and gathering for friends and family of Wayne Oscar Clark, 79, Valley Falls, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Chapel in Meriden. Burial will be later in Bloomfield Cemetery north of Meriden. Mr. Clark died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at his home.
Highberger polkas into city commission race
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:49 p.m.) An attorney for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced his candidacy Wednesday afternoon for a spot on the Lawrence City Commission.
Briefly
December 11, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Study of processed chickens finds drug-resistant bacteria ¢ Washington, D.C.: Congressional panel suggests new intelligence oversight ¢ St. Louis : Lawmaker relieved of charges ¢ Cuba: Train wreck deaths reported
Briefly
December 11, 2002
¢ Kenya: Purchaser of vehicle in bombing identified ¢ Moscow: Giant satellite plunges into South Pacific ¢ Geneva: Red Cross launches aid appeal for 2003 ¢ Montreal: Cuban survives 4 hours in plane’s landing gear
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December 11, 2002
If Jack Davidson runs for re-election to the Lawrence school board, thereâÂÂs one vote he shouldnâÂÂt count on.
t put damper on holidays
December 11, 2002
My husband has diabetes and I know itâÂÂs really hard for him to get through the holidays. Do you have any suggestions to make the holidays a little easier for him?
Sprint announces new round of layoffs
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:11 a.m.) Battered telecommunications company Sprint Corp. said Wednesday it will lay off 2,100 more workers during the next year as it tries to reorganize and return to profitability.
Lott’s apology doesn’t satisfy critics
December 11, 2002
Rejecting his apology as insufficient, black congressional Democrats and others sharply rebuked Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., Tuesday for remarks he made last week praising Sen. Strom Thurmond’s run for president in 1948.
20th-ranked Jayhawks leery of No. 17 Tulsa
December 11, 2002
Tulsa University has one of the tiniest major-college basketball backcourts in the country. The 17th-ranked Golden Hurricane also have one of the best in Dante Swanson and Antonio Reed, both 5-foot-10.
Briefly
December 11, 2002
¢ Cleveland: Suspect pleads innocent in priest’s death ¢ New York City: Master plan for WTC to be finished Jan. 31 ¢ Arizona: Five family members found shot to death ¢ Dallas: Stepfather convicted of locking girl in closet
Correction
December 11, 2002
Eudora High girls basketball player Mary Johnson was incorrectly identified on page 7C of TuesdayâÂÂs Journal-World.
On the record
December 11, 2002
Iraq: U.S. may alter weapons document
December 11, 2002
The Iraqi government accused Washington on Tuesday of taking control of a U.N. master copy of Baghdad’s arms declaration in order to tamper with it and create a pretext for war.
NBA Roundup: Pippen grounds Jordan
Former teammates square off in Trail Blazers’ win
December 11, 2002
In his first game against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen won the bragging rights hands down.
Baldwin’s Brown on fire
Junior records triple-double in Bulldogs’ 52-50 win over Ward
December 11, 2002
The only person in Eudora High’s gymnasium who knew Emily Brown was nervous Tuesday night was Emily Brown. The Baldwin junior sure didn’t show it.
Robinson: Return ‘should be interesting’
December 11, 2002
The University of Tulsa’s $32 million Reynolds Center is not known as “The House that Steve Robinson Built.” However :
Investment banker picked to lead SEC
Donaldson, Bush bid to restore confidence
December 11, 2002
William H. Donaldson, an investment banker with ties to Wall Street and the Bush family, was chosen by President Bush on Tuesday as the new chairman of the besieged Securities and Exchange Commission. He pledged to work to restore confidence in the markets and corporate America.
Baker University shares party favorites
December 11, 2002
In one of my other lives, I teach at Baker University, a place that takes hospitality and entertaining rather seriously. At no time of year is this more evident than during the holidays, when the university is host to a number of functions and encounters with party food are darned near impossible to avoid.
Homemade dips can provide healthy option for guests
December 11, 2002
Homemade dips can be just as tasty as bought ones, and better healthwise, for holiday entertaining or family nibbling any time.
Chiefs could go worst to first
If Kansas City wins final three games, it could win close AFC West race
December 11, 2002
In a lifetime of coaching, Dick Vermeil has never seen so many divisional rivals bunched so closely together so close to the end of the season.
Area briefs
December 11, 2002
¢ Preliminary approval given to develop land ¢ Police investigate report of rape ¢ Autopsy for 76-year-old delivered to prosecutors ¢ Historians highlight downtown buildings
Hurricane warning
20th-ranked Jayhawks leery of No. 17 Tulsa
December 11, 2002
Tulsa University has one of the tiniest major-college basketball backcourts in the country. The 17th-ranked Golden Hurricane also have one of the best in Dante Swanson and Antonio Reed, both 5-foot-10.
It might be time to scrap KU’s feast-famine recruiting
December 11, 2002
Annual vigilance in the pursuit of college basketball talent has become more of a necessity at Kansas University.
Horoscopes
December 11, 2002
Correction
December 11, 2002
Eudora High girls basketball player Mary Johnson was incorrectly identified on page 7C of Tuesday’s Journal-World.
Men’s Roundup: UConn shuffles past UMass
Hot shooting helps Huskies overcome 25-point deficit in victory
December 11, 2002
Charles Dickens and Rod Serling had nothing to do with it, but Connecticut acted as if each had a hand in scripting the game.
NBA Briefs
December 11, 2002
¢ Hill rests sore ankle Tuesday against Bulls ¢ Najera on injured list, Nowitzki hobbled too ¢ Raptors’ Carter out two weeks ¢ Battie earns suspension for kicking basketball
Iverson police saga continues
Witness claims to have heard police toasting guard’s ‘next felony’
December 11, 2002
A former hotel security guard says he overheard a police detective make a toast to Allen Iverson’s “next felony” last summer, days before the NBA star was charged with threatening two men with a gun.
America’s image
December 11, 2002
Caddie takes matters into his own hands
Williams tosses camera after incident with Woods
December 11, 2002
With $200,000 on the line, Tiger Woods dug his feet in the bunker, waggled his sand wedge over the ball and was at the top of his swing when the silence was pierced by a nerve-racking noise he has come to despise.
Double-slaying suspect faces preliminary hearing
December 11, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:20 a.m.) The preliminary hearing begins Thursday for the man charged with slaying an elderly couple who were shot to death July 10 in their east Lawrence home.
Jones to resign Wednesday night
December 11, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:33 p.m.) Charles Jones steps down Wednesday night from the Douglas County Commission, but not before he tackles a full lineup of contentious county issues.
s former CEO
December 11, 2002
Westar Energy Inc.âÂÂs former top two executives - one of whom faces a federal bank fraud charge - could receive nearly $58 million from the company under employment agreements disclosed Tuesday.
Pam Wagner
December 11, 2002
Wayne O. Clark
December 11, 2002
Virginia Lucille Stanclift
December 11, 2002
Services for Virginia Lucille Stanclift, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry. Mrs. Stanclift died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at her sonâÂÂs home in Salt Lake City after a long illness.
Robert E. McFarlane
December 11, 2002
Wichita âÂÂ:quot; Services for Robert E. McFarlane, 83, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Wichita. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Burlingame Cemetery. Mr. McFarlane died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita.
Paul Elmer Kirkpatrick
December 11, 2002
Vancouver, Wash. âÂÂ:quot; Memorial services for Paul Elmer Kirkpatrick, 88, Vancouver, Wash., were Saturday in Vancouver. Burial will be in Coffeyville, Kan. Mr. Kirkpatrick died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, after a short illness.
Pam Wagner
December 11, 2002
Vinland âÂÂ:quot; Graveside services for Pam Wagner, 44, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stony Point Cemetery near Vinland. Memorial services will be in spring 2003 at her ranch. Mrs. Wagner died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at her home.
World Online video: 2002 Old fashioned Christmas parade
December 11, 2002
Highlights from the 2002 Old fashioned Christmas parade.
City commissioners delay budget decisions
December 11, 2002
Lawrence city commissioners will wait several weeks before slashing the 2003 budget. Commissioners said Tuesday that they wanted to see more details about the proposed reductions, and they said they may preserve some new city jobs that appeared headed for the chopping block.
Gang violence surging in some U.S. cities
December 11, 2002
With law enforcement focused on terrorism, gang-related bloodshed on America’s streets is rising to levels not seen since the mid-1990s, when the crack epidemic was still raging, authorities say.
Tiny college putting up big numbers
December 11, 2002
Basketball at Grinnell College is all about numbers. Big numbers. Numbers so big they look as though they’re typos.
Women’s Roundup: Longhorns smoke TCU
December 11, 2002
After a 2-2 start prompted a whole lot of questions, No. 23 Texas finally found what it was looking for Tuesday night in an 86-54 win against TCU.
Lions’ McAnderson tapped All-Stater
December 11, 2002
Lawrence High senior Brandon McAnderson was named first-team All-State by the Topeka Capital-Journal, the school’s first All-State selection since 1995. He was the 56th all-state selection in the school’s history.
6News video: Lawrence woman files for school board election
December 11, 2002
6News reports on Lawrence resident Cindy Yulich, who filed for the April school board election.
6Sports video: Hinrich expects to be emotional leader
December 11, 2002
6Sports prepares for Wednesday’s KU men’s basketball game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Nebraska’s biggest booster club pledges support for beleaguered coach Solich
December 11, 2002
In these hard times for Nebraska football, one thing coach Frank Solich can count on is the support of the team’s largest booster club.
UK to move quicky on vacancy
AD hopes to have replacement for Baylor’s Morriss by Christmas
December 11, 2002
Kentucky wants a new football coach in place by Christmas to replace Guy Morriss, who is leaving for Baylor.
Willingham honored
Irish coach named Sportsman of Year
December 11, 2002
Just about a year ago, Notre Dame football was in turmoil, the program shaken by a 5-6 season and embarrassed by hiring a coach who had embellished his resume.
Lord of the Dance’ technically superb
December 11, 2002
Take any traditional Irish dance performance you’ve ever seen, inject it with attitude, fairy dust, electrified Celtic music and a light show fit for a Pink Floyd concert, and you get “Lord of the Dance.”
6Sports video: Eudora girls struggle in loss
December 11, 2002
6Sports reports on consolation game of the Cardinal Invite between the Eudora Cardinals and the Highland Park Lady Scots.
Sunken tanker leaking 33,000 gallons of oil daily, Spain says
December 11, 2002
A tanker that spilled 5 million gallons of oil off northwestern Spain before it split in two and sank is leaking about 33,000 gallons of oil every day, officials said Tuesday.
Venezuela sinks deeper into turmoil
December 11, 2002
Supporters of Hugo Chavez surged into the streets Tuesday for a second straight night of raucous protests - trying to drown out opposition demands that the leftist president give up power.
Business Briefcase
December 11, 2002
¢ Retail: Office supply store to close this month ¢ Telecommunications: CFO for Sprint PCS to resign in January ¢ Wall Street: Kroger earnings rise
Daily Ticker
December 11, 2002
Farmland reduces cost of annual meeting
December 11, 2002
Farmland Industries, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, plans to save money by sharply curtailing its annual business meeting.
Judge criticizes pay plan for new WorldCom chief
December 11, 2002
A federal judge on Tuesday criticized WorldCom Inc.’s compensation plan for incoming CEO Michael Capellas, warning that he could still hand down a multibillion dollar fine if the company doesn’t show it is truly “committed to reform.”
Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady
December 11, 2002
The Federal Reserve, noting encouraging signs that the economy is working through a “soft spot,” left interest rates unchanged Tuesday and signaled that November’s rate cut may turn out to be the last one needed for recovery.
Barton County official urges repeal of English-only resolution
December 11, 2002
Barton County Commissioner Patty Linsner-Hansen says she still wants Spanish-speaking immigrants to learn English. But until they do, she said, they should be able to do business with the county in their native tongue.
Board approves school consolidation
December 11, 2002
A move to consolidate two western Kansas school districts cleared its first obstacle Tuesday, winning approval from the State Board of Education. The next decision belongs to voters.
Manager position for fair still open
December 11, 2002
Kansas State Fair officials say they have no immediate plans to name a replacement for former manager Bill Ogg.
Little town of Bethlehem lies still
December 11, 2002
Rain drips through the wooden roof of the ancient Church of the Nativity, cold and empty except for a few monks and a couple of children begging for change.
Appeals court overturns ruling declaring federal death penalty unconstitutional
December 11, 2002
A federal appeals court panel Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that found the federal death penalty unconstitutional because it amounted to the “state-sponsored murder” of innocent people.
6Sports video: Tongie girls go 3-1
December 11, 2002
6Sports reports on the Tonganoxie High School girls’ basketball game against Immaculata.
Supreme Court rules felons have no right to bear arms
December 11, 2002
The Supreme Court slammed the door Tuesday on convicted felons who want to own guns.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 11, 2002
Common sense
December 11, 2002
Global nuclear threat continues to grow
December 11, 2002
North Korean agents are ransacking the global black market for nuclear technology and equipment to enable Kim Jong Il’s regime to complete a uranium-enriched bomb on a crash basis, according to U.S. intelligence reports.
Colorado House race decided
December 11, 2002
Republican Bob Beauprez won Colorado’s new House seat by 121 votes Tuesday, defeating Democrat Mike Feeley after a recount wrapped up the nation’s last undecided congressional race.
Teaching of evolution approved in Ohio
December 11, 2002
The state school board unanimously approved science standards Tuesday that more strongly advocate the teaching of evolution while allowing students to fully critique the theory’s legitimacy.
Boston-area priest
December 11, 2002
The Rev. Paul Shanley, jailed since his arrest in May on charges that he assaulted and raped young boys while a priest in Newton, will post bail shortly, his attorney told Middlesex District Atty. Martha Coakley’s office.
N.H. diocese reaches deal to avoid trial
December 11, 2002
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester reached an unusual settlement with prosecutors Tuesday, avoiding criminal charges and admitting it probably would have been convicted of failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests.
County reviews Black Jack plans
Officials consider blessing historic designation nomination
December 11, 2002
Douglas County commissioners are preparing to settle a battle between preservationists and property-rights advocates about a site that helped spark the Civil War.
Sloan to lead higher ed committee
December 11, 2002
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, on Tuesday was appointed chairman of the House Higher Education Committee.
Sebelius announces end of closed meetings
December 11, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius plans no more secret meetings of her state government review teams after Thursday, the same day a judge is to consider a legal challenge to the closed meetings by several Kansas news organizations, including the Lawrence Journal-World.
Ceremony urges students’ safety
December 11, 2002
Realizing that hundreds of Haskell Indian Nations University students soon will be headed home for holiday break, school officials gathered on campus Tuesday for a ceremony that sought the students’ safe return and mourned those killed in drunken-driving accidents.
Christians sue N.Y. for holiday policy
December 11, 2002
A Catholic organization has sued New York City, claiming it discriminates against Christian students by allowing Islamic and Jewish holiday symbols to be displayed in public schools while banning Nativity creches.
Au Marche owner prepares treats from around the world
December 11, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Holiday Traditions Around the World.” Host Jayni Carey and Lora Duguid, owner of Au Marche, will prepare some holiday treats, including the recipe below.
Deadline approaching for principal position
December 11, 2002
School administrators yearning to earn $90,000 a year have less than two weeks to apply for the principal’s job at Lawrence High School.
Farmland settles fire insurance claim
December 11, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. will collect at least $2.3 million in insurance proceeds as payment for a fire in 2000 at its fertilizer plant in Lawrence.
KU graduates make rare accomplishment
December 11, 2002
For the third year in a row, all graduates from the Kansas University School of Pharmacy passed their licensing exam.
Virginia Lucille Stanclift
December 11, 2002
Poet, painter Stan Rice dies
December 11, 2002
Poet and painter Stan Rice, husband of novelist Anne Rice, has died at age 60. He died Monday of brain cancer. Born in Dallas, Rice met his future wife in a high school journalism class.
Comedy offers world of laughs
Andy Richter Controls the Universe’ a must-see sitcom
December 11, 2002
Who is Andy Richter? This seems like a simple question, especially for longtime fans of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” where Richter made his name as an easygoing yet waggish sidekick.
Amtrak service returns to K.C.’s Union Station
December 11, 2002
Seventeen years after the last passenger train pulled out of Union Station, rail service returned Tuesday to the historic downtown landmark.
Farmer’s plow ruptures gasoline pipeline
December 11, 2002
More than 8,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into a field north of Lawrence on Tuesday when a farmer hit a pipeline with a plow. No injuries were reported.
Theft mars family’s Christmas
December 11, 2002
Some wise guys swiped the three wise men from a Lawrence couple’s nativity scene. The thieves also heisted Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three shepherds and the animals that had been around the manger of the larger-than-life, front yard creche in the 400 block of Cattleman Court in west Lawrence.
Retiring principal, board member clash on bond issue
West Junior High School educator says lone vote against school package is ‘political pandering at its finest’
December 11, 2002
If Jack Davidson runs for re-election to the Lawrence school board, there’s one vote he shouldn’t count on.
Westar to pay Wittig at least $13.1M
State regulators release compensation package for utility’s former CEO
December 11, 2002
Westar Energy Inc.’s former top two executives - one of whom faces a federal bank fraud charge - could receive nearly $58 million from the company under employment agreements disclosed Tuesday.
State’s just blowing smoke in tobacco effort, teens say
Minors still find way to get cigarettes
December 11, 2002
State officials say there are signs they’re winning the war against underage smoking. It’s more difficult for youngsters to buy cigarettes, they say, because a Kansas crackdown on retailers is working.
Woods victim of theft at own event
December 11, 2002
Tiger Woods had an exciting week at the Target World Challenge, and not just because he nearly staged a great comeback before finishing second to Padraig Harrington.
Baseball Briefs
December 11, 2002
¢ Padres sign pair ¢ Astros sign pitcher ¢ D’Rays to sell Cox ¢ Nakamura meets Mets ¢ Clemens not worried about contract talks
NFL Briefs
December 11, 2002
¢ Rams QB Bulger cleared to play ¢ Vikings sign Ned, release DT Killings ¢ Bears could lose two more starters
Titans’ McNair on a roll
Motivated by poor November game, QB closing in on milestone
December 11, 2002
Steve McNair’s worst performance of the season is driving the Tennessee Titans quarterback to some of his best football.
Franck, Spani head of class
College Football Hall of Fame inducts 15 into 2002 group
December 11, 2002
George “Sonny” Franck never thought he’d live to see this day. The former All-America tailback at Minnesota from 1938-40 didn’t know whether he would ever make the College Football Hall of Fame - despite his accomplishments with the Golden Gophers.
Female player set to start
December 11, 2002
Danielle Dube is about to become the third woman to start a professional hockey game. But she just wants to be known as a member of the team.
Chargers could hamper Super Bowl preparations
December 11, 2002
The NFL could face logistical concerns in preparing Qualcomm Stadium for the Super Bowl if the San Diego Chargers make the playoffs and end up hosting the AFC championship game.
Young candidate at Tulsa
Hurricane interested in KU coordinator for opening
December 11, 2002
Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young is a candidate for the head coaching job at Tulsa, according to a report in Monday’s Tulsa World.
Shockers up next for KU
December 11, 2002
After a 5-25 record last season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is on the rise this season at 4-1. Wichita State, the Jayhawks’ opponent tonight, also is improving.
Wrong priorities
December 11, 2002
Short & Sweet
December 11, 2002
¢ Crisco sponsors contest ¢ French’s offers GourMayo
Sopranos’ finale draws second-highest audience
December 11, 2002
The season finale of “The Sopranos” was the second most-watched episode of HBO’s mob drama, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in as Carmela and Tony Soprano split.
TLC breaks the code on ‘Hackers’
December 11, 2002
Chances are you’ve never heard of Captain Zap. But 20 years ago, long before most people had heard of cyber crime or even owned a personal computer, Zap committed one of the greatest coups in hacker history.
Taco sauce helped keep crash victim alive 6 days
December 11, 2002
Freezing and hobbled by a broken hip, Robert Ward burned paper for warmth and melted snow to drink. His only food was what he could get out of an old peanut butter jar and sauce packets from Taco Bell.