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Arts notes
December 15, 2002
¢ KU graduate premieres first independent film ¢ Lied Center receives national grant dollars ¢ Civic choir to perform annual holiday concert ¢ Christmas ‘Mystery’ set to Tchaikovsky ¢ Unicorn stages humbug Christmas production ¢ KCPT to air documentary on Thomas Hart Benton ¢ Kemper Museum displays artist’s fabric ‘homes’
Science enlivens Bromelsick party
December 15, 2002
Flower petals and racquet balls shattered like glass, and a plastic bottle became a rocket. The magic of science featuring those experiments and many more kept about a thousand children and their parents entertained for an hour Saturday afternoon during the annual Bromelsick Christmas Party at the Lied Center.
Friends of Black Jack discuss promotion of site
December 15, 2002
Fresh off a supportive vote from the Douglas County Commission, Friends of Black Jack Battlefield met Saturday to organize into committees and discuss ways to develop and preserve the site near Baldwin.
Subs want to help by not hurting
December 15, 2002
Make no mistake about it - Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 113-61 lopsided victory over Division II foe Emporia State was important in the eyes of KU coach Roy Williams.
Sophomore picks up slack for Jays
December 15, 2002
CreightonâÂÂs Christy Neneman, the 2001-02 Missouri Valley Conference womenâÂÂs basketball player of the year, averaged 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds before SaturdayâÂÂs game against Kansas University.
Ottawa boys collect Goodland tourney title
December 15, 2002
Ottawa HighâÂÂs boys basketball team drove across Kansas to meet top-notch competition, and Saturday the Braves conquered the field.
Three FSHS grapplers win
December 15, 2002
Three Free State High wrestlers won their weight classes Saturday at the Gardner-Edgerton tournament.
Gift ideas to soothe the savage gamer
December 15, 2002
They’re bigger than Hollywood, and they’re on more Christmas lists than ever before. Video games are on everyone’s list this year. From kids to adults, portable to home console, there are many options for every type of gamer. In the end, the best video game systems will prevail not because they have better hardware or play DVDs, but because they have great games that are extremely fun to play.
Photographer documents uphill lives of Asian immigrants
December 15, 2002
When Pok Chi Lau was 19 and living in Hong Kong, his parents borrowed enough money to pay for two cameras, a plane ticket and college tuition for their son. He ended up in Toronto, living with his cousin in an Italian neighborhood and longing for the familiarity of home.
Briefly
December 15, 2002
¢ New York: Michigan law dean takes post at Cornell ¢ Oklahoma: Pipeline agrees to pay state to drop lawsuits
Arts notes
December 15, 2002
¢ Topeka author to sign copies of children’s book ¢ Holidays: Tell us all about your New Year’s resolutions
Claude Peters
December 15, 2002
Services for Claude Peters, 90, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Peters died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at his home.
s move spurs growth opportunities
December 15, 2002
Mike Vickers, president of Star Signs & Graphics, makes a living out of reading signs. And he sees a good one when it comes to the economy.
Keep the home fires burning safely
December 15, 2002
‘Tis the season for roasting chestnuts on an open fire and burning the yule log. That cozy blaze in the fireplace will warm little hands and feet that have been nipped by Jack Frost and dry out wet mittens left on the hearth.
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December 15, 2002
Emporia State menâÂÂs basketball coach David MoeâÂÂs game plan for Saturday nightâÂÂs game against Kansas University was to pack the lane against the taller Jayhawks, forcing KU to win with jump shots.
Board expected to approve rule regarding medically fragile students
December 15, 2002
It’s the sort of problem usually left to doctors and nurses. But Lawrence school district workers soon may be grappling with it, too, despite some education experts saying it is out of their league.
Pro tem position could be eliminated amid estimated $1.8 million shortfall
December 15, 2002
Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittel churns out justice from a new courtroom, plowing through a steady pile of juvenile offender cases each day. But her days may be numbered.
Put politics aside
December 15, 2002
State officeholders may be amused by the political games of governing, but they should realize that most Kansans only want to see results.
KU senior forward connects twice from three-point range in rout of ESU
December 15, 2002
Guys Nick CollisonâÂÂs size hit three-pointers all the time in the NBA. âÂÂItâÂÂs definitely a makeable shot,â Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 6-foot-9, 255-pound senior forward said after sinking a pair of threes in three tries for the second straight game Saturday night.
McAnderson paces Lions in closing minutes of 48-39 victory against Tigers
December 15, 2002
Lawrence HighâÂÂs Brandon McAnderson badly missed a late free throw in the Lionsâ 48-39 victory over Blue Valley on Saturday, but all he could manage was a smile.
Temple’s Chaney misses Illinois game
December 15, 2002
Temple coach John Chaney did not travel with the team for Saturday’s game against No. 15 Illinois while he recovers at home from pneumonia.
NBA briefs
December 15, 2002
¢ Riley: Refs biased against Heat ¢ Nowitzki still nursing sprained right ankle
Game farms offer targets for cameras
December 15, 2002
Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts share a common goal: They want to see animals “up close and personal.”
Osteoporosis puts men at risk, too
December 15, 2002
The blueprint for building strong bones may be one construction project in which the women have it all over the men.
Dog’s pancreas acts like owner’s
December 15, 2002
Today’s article may seem to be a human medicine sound-alike, but a dog’s pancreas serves similar functions when compared to its human counterpart.
Hypothermia can hit even in mild weather
Drop in body temperature often fatal
December 15, 2002
Bryan Hendricks, managing editor of Missouri Conservationist Magazine, is among the most knowledgeable outdoorsmen.
Vampires’: pass the garlic
December 15, 2002
What, I ask you, is any musical about vampires without a splashy production-number tribute to the glories of garlic? Yes, indeed, the herb that keeps the undead at bay is celebrated through frantic song and even more frantic choreography in “Dance of the Vampires,” a frazzled new $12 million show at the Minskoff Theatre that has a repellent power all its own.
U.S. economy is in trouble, but it’s difficult to tell why
December 15, 2002
The U.S. economy is in trouble, as evidenced by the new Merrill Lynch slogan: “Please Buy Stocks Or Our Children Will Starve.”
Dreaming of a White House Christmas
Lawrence teens sing holiday tunes at open house in nation’s capital
December 15, 2002
Having friends in high places has its perks. Relatives with connections can be even better. Thanks to his sister’s job as an events planner at the most-recognized home in America, Southwest Junior High School vocalist Scott Penny and fellow choir member Lorenzo Ricketts recently landed a gig at the White House.
Pianist looks for keys to murder mystery
December 15, 2002
“Blue Moon,” a mystery set in 1963, starts right in with liberal name-dropping. The fictional Philip Damon goes to a Broadway theater with first lady Jackie Kennedy, writers Truman Capote and George Plimpton, and columnist Joseph Kraft, then back to Mrs. Kennedy’s suite at the Carlyle Hotel for supper.
Book puts human face on right-to-die court battle
December 15, 2002
In the spring of 1987, a partner in the prestigious Kansas City firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon asked one of its young lawyers to take on a pro bono case - one that big firms do for free. “It may not amount to much,” Bill Colby recalls being told, “probably no more than a half-day trial in probate court - but the issues look interesting.”
Author gets back to New Jersey roots
December 15, 2002
Janet Evanovich is a Jersey girl and proud of it. Born and raised in the Garden State, she set her nine best-selling crime novels in Trenton and patterned the star of her books after a New Jersey stereotype: Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is a tough-talking, Spandex-wearing mall rat with big hair.
Florence D. Westblade
December 15, 2002
Claude Peters
December 15, 2002
Life gave her lyrics, and she made ‘Rainbow Lemonade’
Lawrence musician releases second CD of parent-friendly children’s music
December 15, 2002
At her weekly gigs at the Eldridge Hotel, Melanie Dill sings a lot of jazz standards about people in love with people. What’s so refreshing about her other passion - making children’s music - is that kids just tend to be in love, period.
Horoscopes
December 15, 2002
Star sees signs of recovery
Lawrence company’s move spurs growth opportunities
December 15, 2002
Mike Vickers, president of Star Signs & Graphics, makes a living out of reading signs. And he sees a good one when it comes to the economy.
KU bench lives up to high hopes
Subs want to help by not hurting
December 15, 2002
Make no mistake about it - Kansas University’s 113-61 lopsided victory over Division II foe Emporia State was important in the eyes of KU coach Roy Williams.
Decades later, two tribes get compensation for lost land
December 15, 2002
A story of unresolved grief and injustice lies behind six enormous dams on the upper Missouri River and the large lakes created when the dams were built.
USC’s Palmer claims Heisman
December 15, 2002
Carson Palmer can forget those first three seasons at USC, when he lost as much as he won and failed to fulfill high expectations. The Heisman Trophy does that for a player.
Empty school serving as no-kill animal shelter
December 15, 2002
A once empty rural schoolhouse is now alive with activity. However, it isn’t students causing the commotion but 50 dogs and cats.
Car chase ends in arrest
December 15, 2002
The driver of a sport utility vehicle reported stolen in Pittsburg was taken into custody Saturday in Lawrence after speeding away from a Douglas County SheriffâÂÂs deputy and then trying to hide in a wooded area.
New home for historic bell gets ringing endorsement at school
December 15, 2002
One of the oldest, largest, loudest artifacts from early Lawrence is about to get a new home. Since 1961, the 1,600-pound bell that was hoisted atop Lawrence’s Unitarian Church in 1858 has been on display at Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Now, a group of students wants to give the historic treasure a more accessible home.
s music
December 15, 2002
At her weekly gigs at the Eldridge Hotel, Melanie Dill sings a lot of jazz standards about people in love with people. What’s so refreshing about her other passion - making children’s music - is that kids just tend to be in love, period.
Briefly
December 15, 2002
¢ Venezuela: Opposition march draws 1 million people ¢ Egypt: U.S. fighter jets fire on Iraqi targets ¢ India: Heat-seeking missile found in rebel hide-out ¢ Ivory Coast: U.N. official expresses empathy for refugees ¢ South Korea: Workers refuse to load rice bound for North
Briefly
December 15, 2002
¢ London: Opposition leaders seek to bring democracy to Iraq ¢ Yemen: Port workers begin unloading seized Scuds ¢ New York: Three presumed victims of 9-11 confirmed as alive ¢ Iran: Atomic inspectors invited to visit nuclear plants
Briefly
December 15, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Aides: Bush won’t dally naming 9-11 panel’s chair ¢ San Francisco: Asian breaks barrier in U.S. Catholic Church ¢ New York: Chinese scientist convicted of theft ¢ Washington, D.C.: Anthrax disinfection begins at postal facility ¢ Indianapolis: Bush budget director mulls run for office
People
December 15, 2002
¢ ‘Gladiator’ to wed ¢ Dolly spreads literacy effort ¢ Popping the question to Pink ¢ Skater finds fame in song
Fashion briefs
December 15, 2002
¢ J.Lo’s jewels, shoes top accessories list ¢ Tips for keeping your hands in shape ¢ Some taxi riders fleeced
History dampens nostalgia
December 15, 2002
There’s a certain justice in the fact that Trent Lott got into this passel of trouble by attending a birthday party. Not just anybody’s birthday, mind you, but Strom Thurmond’s 100th celebration.
Area briefs
December 15, 2002
¢ Arthritis Foundation seeks volunteers ¢ Lake fees to increase ¢ Journalism student wins awards for science story ¢ Lawrence lawmaker studies nature issues ¢ KU committee wins alcohol awareness award
Friends of Black Jack discuss promotion of site
December 15, 2002
Fresh off a supportive vote from the Douglas County Commission, Friends of Black Jack Battlefield met Saturday to organize into committees and discuss ways to develop and preserve the site near Baldwin.
Bookstore
December 15, 2002
Business briefs
December 15, 2002
KU Med passes on first round of inoculations
Some health officials hesitant about risky smallpox vaccine
December 15, 2002
News of President Bush’s program to inoculate some military forces and, on a voluntary basis, health-care and emergency-response workers against smallpox has sent hospitals in Missouri and Kansas scrambling to devise their own inoculation plans.
Inspections fail to curb armaments
December 15, 2002
Disarmament by weapons inspectors was not going well. The defeated nation had agreed to disarmament verified by the victors, even though it had not been occupied or its capital captured.
Small town launches own high-speed Internet access
December 15, 2002
On days when his home dial-up Internet service lumbered along like a turtle crossing a patch of fresh asphalt, Craig Button longed for the Ferrari-like speeds of broadband Internet access he used when he lived in Pennsylvania.
Adult-store owner says competitor violates law
December 15, 2002
Someone is up in arms about a new lingerie shop that sells adult items, and it’s not a neighboring business owner, a city leader or a religious group.
Notebook: Collison confident shooting trey
KU senior forward connects twice from three-point range in rout of ESU
December 15, 2002
Guys Nick Collison’s size hit three-pointers all the time in the NBA. “It’s definitely a makeable shot,” Kansas University’s 6-foot-9, 255-pound senior forward said after sinking a pair of threes in three tries for the second straight game Saturday night.
Science enlivens Bromelsick party
December 15, 2002
Flower petals and racquet balls shattered like glass, and a plastic bottle became a rocket. The magic of science featuring those experiments and many more kept about a thousand children and their parents entertained for an hour Saturday afternoon during the annual Bromelsick Christmas Party at the Lied Center.
FSHS 4-0 after tournament championship
December 15, 2002
Phase I of Free State HighâÂÂs boys basketball teamâÂÂs dream season is complete. Now comes the tough part - the rest of the season. The Firebirds won the KVOE Tip-Off Classic on Saturday by holding off the host Spartans 58-46, and taking the first step to what they hope is a state title season.
s capital
December 15, 2002
Having friends in high places has its perks. Relatives with connections can be even better. Thanks to his sister’s job as an events planner at the most-recognized home in America, Southwest Junior High School vocalist Scott Penny and fellow choir member Lorenzo Ricketts recently landed a gig at the White House.
Arts notes
December 15, 2002
¢ Seventeen films eligible to compete for award ¢ Movie studios target pirated DVDs ¢ Stones fans snap up tickets for concert ¢ Slain comic gets posthumous encore ¢ Sheryl Crow to perform at NHL All-Star game ¢ Springsteen will perform at Atlanta arena
Fireplace ashes need to be disposed properly
December 15, 2002
Many people prefer the warmth and smells of a real wood fire. The snaps, crackles, and pops add magic and excitement to any family gathering. But after the hot embers cool, and a pile of ash is all that remains, homeowners are left wondering what to do with all those ashes.
Jayhawks sting Hornets - Kansas 113, Emporia State 61
December 15, 2002
Basketball is not meant to be played with a scowl on oneâÂÂs face. At least not all the time. Keeping that in mind, Kansas senior Kirk Hinrich decided to quit copying Scrooge and have some good, olâ fashioned fun against NCAA Div. II Emporia State on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Travel briefs
December 15, 2002
¢ Top 10 birding sites ¢ Discounts await Washington visitors ¢ S.C. ‘Chitlin Strut’ may be nearing end
Sense for seniors: Cook safely for visitors, family
December 15, 2002
Sometimes we senior cooks are satisfied to handle food and cooking the way we always have and hope it’s safe. I worry about fixing Christmas dinner this year - whether my “old” methods are still considered OK. What’s the latest on safe preparation of holiday meals?
Rookie cop starts training at 60
Cadet hoping to be hired
December 15, 2002
At 60, Michael Beach does everything his fellow cadets at the police academy do, from the grueling physical training to the role-playing exercises that test his street smarts.
Reforms help Cuban art flourish
Island’s newer creations receiving international attention
December 15, 2002
Adigio Benitez steps out of the morning drizzle and through the doorway of his ground-level flat in a building with peeling paint, moving from the mundane to his own world of enchantment.
Architect describes museum as sanctuary
Ando’s themes remain the same
December 15, 2002
Tadao Ando was born in 1941 in Osaka, Japan, a cultural backwater that is to Tokyo what Buffalo is to New York City. As he told Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth curator Michael Auping, living on the fringe, relying on rumor rather than firsthand knowledge, only intensified his desire to make a mark.
What are you reading?
December 15, 2002
Climbing the golden mountain
Photographer documents uphill lives of Asian immigrants
December 15, 2002
When Pok Chi Lau was 19 and living in Hong Kong, his parents borrowed enough money to pay for two cameras, a plane ticket and college tuition for their son. He ended up in Toronto, living with his cousin in an Italian neighborhood and longing for the familiarity of home.
Athletes shine in ballet’s limelight
Nutcracker’ production features Bay area’s top sports professionals
December 15, 2002
Dana Stubblefield had a problem, surely one that never troubled Mikhail Baryshnikov. The San Francisco 49ers’ 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive tackle was trying to squeeze into an extra-large red T-shirt for his ballet role as a soldier in “All-Star Night at the Nutcracker.”
New home for historic bell gets ringing endorsement at school
December 15, 2002
One of the oldest, largest, loudest artifacts from early Lawrence is about to get a new home. Since 1961, the 1,600-pound bell that was hoisted atop Lawrence’s Unitarian Church in 1858 has been on display at Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Now, a group of students wants to give the historic treasure a more accessible home.
Bluejays bludgeon Kansas - Creighton 72, KU women 58
December 15, 2002
Creighton’s full-court pressure was coming. Marian Washington knew it, and she made sure her Kansas University basketball players knew it, too. “I didn’t think we’d have trouble with it,” KU guard Aquanita Burras said. “We worked on it the last two practices.”
The Motley Fool
December 15, 2002
¢ Name That Company ¢ A surreal investment
Griffey tells Reds he wants to stay
Possible trades involving Expos might have chilling effect on other deals
December 15, 2002
While baseball executives shuttled from room to room trying to work out deals, Ken Griffey Jr. telephoned his general manager Saturday and made it clear he didn’t want Cincinnati to trade him.
Put politics aside
December 15, 2002
State officeholders may be amused by the political games of governing, but they should realize that most Kansans only want to see results.
Friend delighted to learn value of metal whirligig
December 15, 2002
Serendipity, the gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, is a big part of learning about antiques and collectibles.
Bluejays bludgeon Kansas - Creighton 72, KU women 58
December 15, 2002
Creighton’s full-court pressure was coming. Marian Washington knew it, and she made sure her Kansas University basketball players knew it, too. “I didn’t think we’d have trouble with it,” KU guard Aquanita Burras said. “We worked on it the last two practices.”
Sophomore picks up slack for Jays
December 15, 2002
Creighton’s Christy Neneman, the 2001-02 Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball player of the year, averaged 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds before Saturday’s game against Kansas University.
Lawrence Commuter Report
December 15, 2002
Lawrence Commuter Report
December 15, 2002
U.S. Highway 75, 46th Street intersection, traffic detoured through roundabout for construction. U.S. Highway 75, from Kansas River bridge to Soldier Creek bridge, traffic restricted to one lane in each direction for construction.
Gloria Gean Maupin
December 15, 2002
Services for Gloria Gean Maupin, 71, Independence, Mo., will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at D.W. NewcomerâÂÂs Sons Blue Springs Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens in LeeâÂÂs Summit. Mrs. Maupin died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Independence Regional Health Center.
Florence D. Westblade
December 15, 2002
Services for Florence D. Westblade, 84, Pomona, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg. Mrs. Westblade died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at her daughterâÂÂs home in Pomona.
Pet post
December 15, 2002
Photo tips for shooting wildlife
December 15, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services
December 15, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors are also welcome to participate if space is available.
Don’t put up with pain
December 15, 2002
If you think getting older means living with chronic aches and discomfort, check again. According to a new study done by the American Geriatrics Society, aging shouldn’t be a pain in the neck, or anywhere else.
Storms rock parts of western U.S.
December 15, 2002
A powerful windstorm lashed the Reno area Saturday, causing major property damage, flight cancellations and scattered power outages.
Factors increase fracture risk
December 15, 2002
The signs below increase the likelihood of suffering from osteoporosis.
Greetings from America’ pane issued
December 15, 2002
As people travel throughout the United States on vacation, or even business, they like to send picture postcards from their destination to family and friends.
House plants warm home, heart for holidays
December 15, 2002
Give a gift that keeps on living, at holiday time and throughout the new year. Houseplants - most of them from tropical and subtropical climates - make for great little host and hostess presents.
New Jersey starts process of scrapping poet laureate
December 15, 2002
State lawmakers took a first step Thursday toward abolishing the position of New Jersey poet laureate.
Largest botanical art collection on display
December 15, 2002
Instead of being told to stand back and observe, visitors to the latest exhibition at the Denver Art Museum are given magnifying glasses.
Rare papers of Langson Hughes uncovered
Couple sells treasure trove of poet’s documents signed Yours Truly, Lang
December 15, 2002
For 30 years, Edward Miller, a 57-year-old retired court reporter, had tucked away his late father’s files on a family friend, papers that included handwritten notes signed “Lang.”
Hillsdale 10-inch crappie length limit to begin on Jan. 1
December 15, 2002
Crappie less than 10 inches in length must be released at Hillsdale Reservoir beginning on Jan. 1. Implementation of a 10-inch minimum length limit on crappie at Hillsdale has been under consideration for more than five years.
Drought plays hob with WIHA
December 15, 2002
Wildlife and Parks received a number of questions about the quality of habitat in the agency’s Walk-In Hunter Area program that leases land from private landowners to allow hunting access.
Annual Audubon bird count attracts 55,000 volunteers
December 15, 2002
Rain or shine, Alan Ashley will be out at the crack of dawn on Dec. 28, binoculars at the ready and ears attuned to the hoots of owls, the foreboding calls of mourning doves and the chirps of sparrows.
Useless gifts don’t thrill outdoorsmen
December 15, 2002
All of us outdoors people know the pain of opening up that little-used closet the day after Christmas and tossing in the stuff given us by well-meaning relatives and friends who don’t know their bass from their elbow, yet still feel qualified to buy us outdoors gear.
Stripes again in vogue for inmates
December 15, 2002
Vintage prison stripes are back in fashion at the Johnson County jail and other smaller community jails around Kansas.
White House features creatures
December 15, 2002
Critter Christmas at the White House this year honors the dogs, cats, birds, horses, sheep, squirrels, alligators and raccoons that hold a place in presidential history.
Policy excludes sexual orientation
December 15, 2002
The Board of Governors of Southwest Missouri State University has adopted a revised nondiscrimination policy that does not include protection for sexual orientation.
Gift ideas to soothe the savage gamer
December 15, 2002
They’re bigger than Hollywood, and they’re on more Christmas lists than ever before. Video games are on everyone’s list this year. From kids to adults, portable to home console, there are many options for every type of gamer. In the end, the best video game systems will prevail not because they have better hardware or play DVDs, but because they have great games that are extremely fun to play.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
December 15, 2002
Rural costs
December 15, 2002
It’s never too late to shop for pets
December 15, 2002
First things first. You should never, ever feel ashamed to spend more holiday dollars on your pets than on your relatives. That being said, where do you start?
Milk thistle helps treat liver disease
December 15, 2002
I’ve heard that milk thistle is good for people with liver disease. I’ve also read that this same herb can help some pets with liver problems. I have a 2-year-old female Doberman. Right now she is acting fine, but, as you know, this breed is prone to liver disease. Should I give her milk thistle to prevent problems?
Stay jolly by dressing for comfort during holidays
December 15, 2002
Dr. Fashion’s patience is being sorely tested by the hordes of holiday shoppers clogging malls and stores. Not because of their behavior, mind you, but because of their clothing.
Tragic need
December 15, 2002
How to respond
December 15, 2002
Former President Clinton still full of ideas
December 15, 2002
When I finally got around to reading the policy speech that former President Bill Clinton gave in New York earlier this month, it came as something of a surprise.
Work force summit still on tap
December 15, 2002
Despite worries that a faltering economy, increasing layoffs and shrinking budgets could cut attendance, Kansas work force developers are going ahead with a statewide summit next month in Topeka.
Lawrence school board
Board to consider transfer caps
December 15, 2002
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Effects of N.Y. transit strike would ripple through economy
December 15, 2002
If city transit workers strike and shut down bus and subway lines Monday as threatened, just about every aspect of New York’s economy would be affected, from florists to restaurants to major department stores.
Car chase ends in arrest
December 15, 2002
The driver of a sport utility vehicle reported stolen in Pittsburg was taken into custody Saturday in Lawrence after speeding away from a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy and then trying to hide in a wooded area.
Watches making effort to become stylish
December 15, 2002
Fashion walks a fine line between being functional and frivolous and it’s usually up to the accessories to act as the balancing rod.
Enough criticism of Lott, No. 2 GOP senator says
December 15, 2002
Sen. Trent Lott’s third apology for racially charged remarks should suffice, the Senate’s incoming No. 2 Republican leader said Saturday, vowing that a move for formal censure would produce a swift counterattack against a prominent Democrat.
Bush wants extension of benefits for jobless
December 15, 2002
President Bush jumped into the debate over unemployment benefits Saturday, calling upon Congress to take immediate action next month to extend unemployment payments for more than 750,000 Americans who no longer will receive their checks as of Dec. 28.
Six Massachusetts youngsters pulled from frozen river; 4 dead
Being trapped under ice for 10 minutes too much for pre-teens to overcome
December 15, 2002
Six boys plunged Saturday through the soft, thin ice of the Merrimack River, and four who were trapped below for several minutes later died.
2 arrested in slaying of U.S. diplomat
December 15, 2002
Two apparent members of al-Qaida have been arrested for the murder of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley, Jordan’s minister of information said Saturday.
Pentagon to alert reserves for call-up
Defense Department official says 27,000 troops to be readied for mobilization
December 15, 2002
The Navy and Army plan to alert about 27,000 National Guard and Reserve troops to prepare for a possible call to active duty, probably in the Persian Gulf region, defense officials said Saturday.
Fashion books fit all shapes, sizes
December 15, 2002
Odds are someone you know and love will soon be unwrapping a piece of jewelry, a sweater or a pair of jeans. The gift lineup probably is similar to last year’s - and the year before.
Collection of Gypsy paintings gains attention
December 15, 2002
Martin Kaleja-Januv is 18, but he still returns to primary school several times a week to paint, an escape from joblessness and hopelessness in Slovakia’s largest Gypsy settlement.
One of ‘Magnificent Seven’ dead at 85
December 15, 2002
Actor Brad Dexter, who rode with Yul Brynner as one of the “Magnificent Seven” and became a confidant of both Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, has died at 85.
Sunday TV news shows announce guest lineups
December 15, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Three FSHS grapplers win
December 15, 2002
Three Free State High wrestlers won their weight classes Saturday at the Gardner-Edgerton tournament.
Ottawa boys collect Goodland tourney title
December 15, 2002
Ottawa High’s boys basketball team drove across Kansas to meet top-notch competition, and Saturday the Braves conquered the field.
Look at facts
December 15, 2002
Gloria Gean Maupin
December 15, 2002
LHS survives late Blue Valley rally
McAnderson paces Lions in closing minutes of 48-39 victory against Tigers
December 15, 2002
Lawrence High’s Brandon McAnderson badly missed a late free throw in the Lions’ 48-39 victory over Blue Valley on Saturday, but all he could manage was a smile.
Texas set to tangle with No. 1 Arizona
December 15, 2002
After four victories by an average of 29 points, No. 1 Arizona is ready for a bigger challenge. The Wildcats figure to get one when they play host to eighth-ranked Texas today.
Briefcase
December 15, 2002
¢ Workplace: How to avoid pitfalls during holiday parties ¢ Career: ‘Tis the season to begin job hunting, agency says ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Big 12 Women: Texas Tech cruises against Wyoming
December 15, 2002
Cisti Greenwalt had career highs of 26 points and eight blocked shots to lead No. 10 Texas Tech to an 84-64 win over Wyoming on Saturday night.
Big 12 Men: Kansas State stops Shockers, 79-66
Johnson sparks Missouri to 93-78 triumph against Memphis
December 15, 2002
It wasn’t something Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge was losing sleep over, but he still felt better when his Wildcats beat in-state rival Wichita State, 79-66, Saturday night.
Market losses activating more IRA conversions
December 15, 2002
Should you convert your traditional IRA into a Roth? Or, if you already have a Roth, should you think about turning it back into a traditional IRA?
Top 25 Roundup: Florida halts Maryland’s home streak
No. 21 Michigan State holds off No. 12 Kentucky, 71-67
December 15, 2002
It was one of those odd streaks that no one really noticed until it was about a decade old. Now that’s it over, Maryland doesn’t mind showing some pride over its run of 87 consecutive home nonconference victories.
McPherson College teaches fine art of restoring classic cars to tiptop shape
December 15, 2002
The talk in the metal shop is drowned out by the ringing sound of a hammer pounding against the unpainted running board of a 1934 Buick.
Hornets coach says Kansas ‘whooped us’
December 15, 2002
Emporia State men’s basketball coach David Moe’s game plan for Saturday night’s game against Kansas University was to pack the lane against the taller Jayhawks, forcing KU to win with jump shots.
On the record
December 15, 2002
Grand Valley claims crown
December 15, 2002
Curt Anes threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to David Kircus with 1:04 left to give Grand Valley State of Michigan its first NCAA Division II title with a 31-24 victory against Valdosta (Ga.) State on Saturday.
McNeese State reaches finals
December 15, 2002
B.J. Sams scored two touchdowns as McNeese State rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Villanova 39-28 Saturday and advance to the Division I-AA title game. McNeese (13-1) will play Western Kentucky (11-3) on Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mount Union returns to championship game
December 15, 2002
Dan Pugh ran for a career-high 254 yards and five touchdowns, helping Mount Union of Ohio reach the NCAA Division III national title game again by defeating John Carroll of Ohio 57-19 Saturday.
Local briefs
December 15, 2002
¢ Holiday Market exhibits handmade gifts, food ¢ Holidays: Official urges caution in charitable donations ¢ Schools: City creates award to honor educators ¢ Community: State releases report of 2001 vital statistics
NBA Roundup: Mavs maul Grizzlies
Gooden manages just two points in Memphis loss
December 15, 2002
Although the Dallas Mavericks were coming off a rare loss and were without Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash didn’t have anything special planned. It just seemed that way.
Fresno State put on probation
School’s basketball team, athletic department penalized
December 15, 2002
Fresno State has placed its basketball team and athletic department on probation for two years for numerous NCAA rules violations, including payments from agents to players.
Roberts: Congress shares blame for 9-11
December 15, 2002
While a new report criticizes intelligence agencies for not detecting the Sept. 11 terrorist plot, Congress also should take some of the blame, the incoming chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says.
Broncos hope to cool off KC
Kansas City, Denver still have shot at playoffs
December 15, 2002
The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are 7-6, tied for last in the AFC West. Both are clinging to hope, knowing a loss will leave them home for the playoffs. When the teams meet today, it’ll be with different outlooks and headed in opposite directions.
Judge’s job hangs in balance
Pro tem position could be eliminated amid estimated $1.8 million shortfall
December 15, 2002
Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittel churns out justice from a new courtroom, plowing through a steady pile of juvenile offender cases each day. But her days may be numbered.
Firebirds stop Spartans - Free State 58, Emporia 46
FSHS 4-0 after tournament championship
December 15, 2002
Phase I of Free State High’s boys basketball team’s dream season is complete. Now comes the tough part - the rest of the season. The Firebirds won the KVOE Tip-Off Classic on Saturday by holding off the host Spartans 58-46, and taking the first step to what they hope is a state title season.
Almost 100 attacks foiled since 9-11, FBI chief says
December 15, 2002
Nearly 100 terrorist attacks, some intended to take place on U.S. soil, have been thwarted since Sept. 11, 2001, FBI Director Robert Mueller says. But he warns that many potential terrorists remain at large in the United States.
Schools face life or death controversy
Board expected to approve rule regarding medically fragile students
December 15, 2002
It’s the sort of problem usually left to doctors and nurses. But Lawrence school district workers soon may be grappling with it, too, despite some education experts saying it is out of their league.
Fireplace ashes need to be disposed properly
December 15, 2002
Many people prefer the warmth and smells of a real wood fire. The snaps, crackles, and pops add magic and excitement to any family gathering. But after the hot embers cool, and a pile of ash is all that remains, homeowners are left wondering what to do with all those ashes.
Keep the home fires burning safely
December 15, 2002
‘Tis the season for roasting chestnuts on an open fire and burning the yule log. That cozy blaze in the fireplace will warm little hands and feet that have been nipped by Jack Frost and dry out wet mittens left on the hearth.