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KU fine arts dean to leave
December 16, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 4:26 p.m.) Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Kansas University School of Fine Arts, has been named dean of the School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, effective July 1, 2003, KU officials announced Monday.
Board to consider do-not-resuscitate policy
December 16, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:04 a.m.) Lawrence’s school board meets Monday night to consider adopting a controversial policy honoring do-not-resuscitate orders for medically fragile students.
Drivers handling early morning fog
December 16, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:59 a.m.) Drivers were handling the patchy morning fog conditions fairly safely this morning in Lawrence and the surrounding area.
NFL roundup: Miami takes AFC East lead
Dolphins ahead of Jets after 23-17 win over Oakland
December 16, 2002
While Ricky Williams played only a supporting role Sunday, plenty of Miami Dolphins had a big day - even Dan Marino.
Expectations up for Firebirds following title
December 16, 2002
Jack Schreiner knew it would be this way. He knew that Free State High’s boys basketball team would be the envy of the state this year.
Drivers handling early morning fog
December 16, 2002
(Updated Monday at 8:59 a.m.) Drivers were handling the patchy morning fog conditions fairly safely this morning in Lawrence and the surrounding area.
Hand-carved Santas help cut stress
December 16, 2002
Christmas never ends at Ken and Beckie McGovern’s house. No matter the time of year, visitors can find hand-carved, wooden Santa Clauses of various sizes and styles displayed on a table, a shelf, or on the floor next to the stairway.
Critics berate failure to name blacks or Hispanics
December 16, 2002
Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Graves had a news conference to name Lawrence resident Robert Gernon to the Kansas Supreme Court. It was Graves’ last judicial appointment before he leaves office in January, and, like his 54 previous selections, the appointee was white.
Baseball winter meetings
Giants sign Alfonzo; Durazo sent packing
December 16, 2002
The winter meetings sprung to life Sunday night after 2 1/2 days of inactivity, with Edgardo Alfonzo signing with San Francisco and four quick trades that sent Erubiel Durazo, Jeremy Giambi and Rey Ordonez to new teams.
Mom still Langford’s biggest fan
Taylor supports her son at games, on Internet
December 16, 2002
Her real name is Charlene Taylor. But her moniker on the phog.net Kansas University men’s basketball Internet message board is KLM - for “Keith Langford’s mother.”
Top-ranked Arizona holds off Longhorns
Wildcats win wild one with No. 8 Texas, 73-70
December 16, 2002
Without his buddy Luke Walton to share the load, Jason Gardner took over down the stretch in No. 1 Arizona’s first big test of the season.
Weapons hunt, coalition bombings continue; actor appeals for peace
December 16, 2002
U.N. inspectors hunted for weapons of mass destruction at missile plants and nuclear complexes Sunday, while an unusual visitor - Hollywood star Sean Penn - spoke out in Baghdad against a U.S. attack and in support of the Iraqi people caught up in an international crisis.
NASA launching satellite to measure globe’s ice sheets
December 16, 2002
NASA scientists hope to get new insight into the future of global ocean levels with the launch this week of a laser-equipped satellite designed to measure the waxing and waning of the planet’s largest ice sheets.
GOP senator calls for vote on Lott
December 16, 2002
Breaking ranks, a veteran Senate Republican called Sunday for new leadership elections, saying Sen. Trent Lott has been so weakened by a race-based controversy that “his ability to enact our agenda” is in doubt.
Tightening the budget
Keep children informed of gift-giving plans
December 16, 2002
It’s a holiday task many financially strapped - or simply concerned - families face: explaining to their children there will be fewer presents this holiday season.
Hand-carved Santas help cut stress
December 16, 2002
Christmas never ends at Ken and Beckie McGovern’s house. No matter the time of year, visitors can find hand-carved, wooden Santa Clauses of various sizes and styles displayed on a table, a shelf, or on the floor next to the stairway.
Unity troubles await post-Graves GOP
December 16, 2002
During nearly eight years as governor, Bill Graves has been described as mild-mannered, unassuming and, by critics, disengaged. Yet Graves is a lightning rod for Republicans.
Riverbank becomes shrine to boys lost in icy water
December 16, 2002
With a sudden impulse to slide on the river’s ice, 11-year-old William Rodriguez scurried 25 feet from shore and, with six playmates looking on, plunged through.
Cardinal’s replacement seeks healing, reconciliation
December 16, 2002
The man put in charge of the scandal-racked Boston Archdiocese after Cardinal Bernard Law’s resignation called for healing and reconciliation Sunday, drawing applause as he celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Gore won’t seek presidency in 2004
December 16, 2002
Former Vice President Al Gore, who came agonizingly close to winning the presidency two years ago, said Sunday he would not run in 2004 and probably would not have another opportunity to seek the White House.
Graves 0-55 in minority judicial appointments
Critics berate failure to name blacks or Hispanics; governor’s office blames nominating commissions
December 16, 2002
Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Graves had a news conference to name Lawrence resident Robert Gernon to the Kansas Supreme Court. It was Graves’ last judicial appointment before he leaves office in January, and, like his 54 previous selections, the appointee was white.
test
December 16, 2002
Bush changes personnel, but what about message?
December 16, 2002
President Bush has replaced his economic messengers, but it remains to be seen if he will change his economic message. In the end, that could be crucial.
More than one hit expected of wonders
December 16, 2002
The Los Angeles Times’ annual Freshman Class is a salute to 2002’s new arrivals who best reflect the individuality, passion and craft that make them seem promising for the long run.
People
December 16, 2002
¢ Bon Jovi doing fine ¢ Lighfoot on the mend ¢ Begley goes out on a limb ¢ Thoreau restoration offer made
SRS budget measure deprives 350 of help
December 16, 2002
Brad Linnenkamp, 36, knows all about the letter. “It’s coming,” he said from the seat of the motorized wheelchair he needs because of his cerebral palsy.
Taylor supports her son at games, on Internet
December 16, 2002
Her real name is Charlene Taylor. But her moniker on the phog.net Kansas University men’s basketball Internet message board is KLM - for “Keith Langford’s mother.”
KU basketball players gather gifts to be donated
December 16, 2002
For Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, ‘tis the season to be jolly … and to be generous. Which is why 13 KU players and several student managers played the role of Santa late Sunday night, good-naturedly prancing through the aisles of Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, while purchasing items for needy families.
Salvation Army needs volunteers for shelter
December 16, 2002
Because of approaching winter weather, the Salvation Army hopes to extend its warming shelter hours. The shelter needs volunteers from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
Robert Stalkfleet
December 16, 2002
Board to consider do-not-resuscitate policy
December 16, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:04 a.m.) Lawrence’s school board meets Monday night to consider adopting a controversial policy honoring do-not-resuscitate orders for medically fragile students.
Denver denies KC - Broncos 31, Chiefs 24
Playoff hopes dim for Chiefs
December 16, 2002
With the seconds ticking down and another opponent driving in a close game, the Denver Broncos were expecting the worst.
It’s so simple
December 16, 2002
Sexual liaisons on campus will not go away despite the best of intentions. With good reason probably, there is a growing trend of American universities setting new standards about “sexual liaisons” between faculty members and students, primarily undergraduates who are likely to be “adult,” 18 but not yet 21 years old.
Maid in Manhattan’ sweeps to box office title
December 16, 2002
Jennifer Lopez’s romantic “Maid in Manhattan” cleaned up at the weekend box office, edging out “Star Trek: Nemesis.”
Gore looks live on ‘SNL
Former VP gets last laughs before ending political career
December 16, 2002
A monthlong promotion blitz for two new books and a “Saturday Night Live” host gig couldn’t keep Al and Tipper Gore apart for long.
Lion’s Harrington leaves with irregular heartbeat
December 16, 2002
Lions rookie quarterback Joey Harrington left Detroit’s game against Tampa Bay with an irregular heartbeat and was taken to a hospital for tests and observation.
College Basketball roundup: Nebraska women win
Huskers stun No. 25 Cincinnati, but lose starting center to injury
December 16, 2002
First-year Nebraska coach Connie Yori found it difficult to celebrate Sunday after her team’s 65-55 victory over No. 25 Cincinnati. While it was Yori’s 200th career win and her underdog Cornhuskers improved to 5-2, it was a knee injury to starting center Katie Morse that ruined the day.
Jayhawks help out Santa
KU basketball players gather gifts to be donated
December 16, 2002
For Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, ‘tis the season to be jolly … and to be generous. Which is why 13 KU players and several student managers played the role of Santa late Sunday night, good-naturedly prancing through the aisles of Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, while purchasing items for needy families.
NBA roundup: Jordan mere role player in Wizards’ victory
December 16, 2002
Michael Jordan tied a career-low with two points, but Jerry Stackhouse had 28 and the Washington Wizards beat short-handed Toronto 95-82 on Sunday.
Final hole haunts U.S. pair
Double bogey on No. 18 gives Japan victory in World Cup
December 16, 2002
Americans Phil Mickelson and David Toms played mistake-free golf for three rounds and 17 holes of the World Cup. But it was a miscue on the event’s final hole that cost them.
Political pandering
December 16, 2002
Obscene amount
December 16, 2002
Standing firm
December 16, 2002
Outside fees
December 16, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 16, 2002
If it talks like a racist, walks like a racist:
December 16, 2002
About a year ago, a harried traveler, rushing through an unfamiliar airport to make a connecting flight, stopped for a quick restroom break. He ducked in where he saw the sign, but when he looked around, he was immediately seized by a sense that there was something not quite right about this restroom. Then he realized what was missing: urinals.
Wichita to give $1 million to charities
December 16, 2002
Mayor Bob Knight is pledging $1 million from the city’s reserve fund to help four charities that are hard hit by recent layoffs.
To watch TLC is ‘Human Instinct’
December 16, 2002
Why is it so easy to gorge on junk food? The witty and informative four-part documentary “Human Instinct” (TLC) shows how tens of thousands of years of human evolution have programmed us to eat fatty, starchy foods and store the fat for lean times.
Arafat rejects al-Qaida aid
Palestinian leader banned from Bethlehem
December 16, 2002
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat demanded Osama bin Laden stop using the Palestinian struggle for statehood as a reason for the al-Qaida terror network’s attacks, in an interview published Sunday, while Israel said it would bar Arafat from traveling to Bethlehem for Christmas for a second straight year.
Disabled dread notification of service loss
SRS budget measure deprives 350 of help
December 16, 2002
Brad Linnenkamp, 36, knows all about the letter. “It’s coming,” he said from the seat of the motorized wheelchair he needs because of his cerebral palsy.
Brothel auction brings $610,000 for IRS
December 16, 2002
The state’s first legal brothel was packed again with customers laying out the cash, but this time the money was going for the ornaments: nude paintings, a bed from the Jungle Room and other gaudy remnants of the now shuttered Mustang Ranch.
Holiday sales below expectations
December 16, 2002
Little more than a week before Christmas, weekend shoppers jamming the nation’s malls snapped up bargains on clothing and electronics, though jitters about jobs and the economy still dampened sales.
Death row population drop first since 1976
December 16, 2002
The number of death row prisoners dropped last year for the first time since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
Lawyers raise archdiocese’s estimate of insurance coverage
December 16, 2002
The Boston Archdiocese has at least $90 million in insurance coverage to pay claims of approximately 500 alleged clergy sex abuse victims, according to a published report.
Cuts ‘will make poor people more poor’
December 16, 2002
A bit of the flavor in Shawna Buller’s life is slipping from her grasp. Budget adjustments ordered by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will reduce the amount of money Buller has to live on if she wants to remain eligible for a Medicaid program that helps the woman with developmental disabilities live in a group home.
Pakistani police foil bomb plot aimed at killing U.S. diplomats
December 16, 2002
In a foiled suicide bomb plot, Islamic militants planned to ram an explosives-laden Volkswagen into a car carrying U.S. diplomats in Karachi, Pakistan police said Sunday.
11-year-old boy dies after defying odds
December 16, 2002
After fighting for his life 11 years longer than expected, a Lawrence boy lost the battle early Sunday morning.
Iris Irmalee Wakeman
December 16, 2002
Clarence R. ‘Bob’ Eason
December 16, 2002
Kate McCarville
December 16, 2002
Lola B. Gulley
December 16, 2002
Zachary Isaac Frey
December 16, 2002
Eric David Flory
December 16, 2002
Claude E. Peters
December 16, 2002
Briefly
December 16, 2002
¢ New Orleans: More cruise passengers ill ¢ Washington, D.C.: HHS secretary will pass on smallpox inoculation ¢ San Diego: Strep outbreak hits Marines ¢ Miami: Elephant injures zookeeper
New York transit strike averted
December 16, 2002
The union representing New York subway and bus workers reported progress early today in the intense labor negotiations to avert a strike and said that a midnight strike deadline had been suspended.
Lawrence city commission
December 16, 2002
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
On the record
December 16, 2002
Lewinsky creates new political flap in Italy
December 16, 2002
Monica Lewinsky has again found herself caught in a political storm, this time after Italy’s state TV decided that a Sunday afternoon chat with her would be too spicy for families watching a popular variety show.
On the money
December 16, 2002
Holiday spending often tests even the most dedicated household budget. How can you maximize your gift giving while saving at the same time? A few locations on the World Wide Web offer an array of useful suggestions.
Gift ideas that won’t break the bank account
December 16, 2002
The following are a few alternatives to traditional holiday presents that are inexpensive and promote family fun.
Local briefs
December 16, 2002
¢ Health: Flu shots still available ¢ Community: Variety show to benefit Tenants to Homeowners ¢ Giving: Charities seek old cars ¢ Government: Hearings to address water quality standards
Group of attorneys to keep close tabs on Kline
December 16, 2002
As Phill Kline prepares to become the state’s next attorney general, a Leawood couple is working to ensure that lawyers around the state watch him like a hawk - literally. Carl and Lauren Helmstetter are developing a nonpartisan organization called Hundreds of Attorneys Watching Kline, HAWK for short.
City likely to pay $25,000 to study payroll
December 16, 2002
Officials say they don’t think a new study of the city’s pay scale will result in pressure for higher wages for city employees. But even if it does, they said, it may not matter. Right now, the city doesn’t have the money.
Palmer: I still can’t believe it
USC quarterback overcame adversity to win Heisman
December 16, 2002
The way Carson Palmer finished last season, he had no reason to even think about the Heisman Trophy. Southern California went just 6-6 in coach Pete Carroll’s first year, which ended with a 10-6 loss to Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Expectations up for Firebirds following title
December 16, 2002
Jack Schreiner knew it would be this way. He knew that Free State High’s boys basketball team would be the envy of the state this year.
United headed for Chapter 7
December 16, 2002
The biggest single corporate casualty of 9-11 is United Airlines, the nation’s second-largest airline carrier. Its parent, UAL Corp., has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13, which gives the company protection from its unsecured creditors while it attempts to reorganize.
Consider ‘regifting’ this holiday
December 16, 2002
I regift. And, I’m not ashamed to say so. I admit that when I receive gifts for my children or myself that are too small, too big, out of season, inappropriate, duplicates or not quite right, I often rewrap them and give them away to others.
December 16, 2002
A bit of the flavor in Shawna BullerâÂÂs life is slipping from her grasp. Budget adjustments ordered by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will reduce the amount of money Buller has to live on if she wants to remain eligible for a Medicaid program that helps the woman with developmental disabilities live in a group home.
City likely to pay $25,000 to study payroll
December 16, 2002
Officials say they don’t think a new study of the city’s pay scale will result in pressure for higher wages for city employees. But even if it does, they said, it may not matter. Right now, the city doesn’t have the money.
Group of attorneys to keep close tabs on Kline
December 16, 2002
As Phill Kline prepares to become the state’s next attorney general, a Leawood couple is working to ensure that lawyers around the state watch him like a hawk - literally. Carl and Lauren Helmstetter are developing a nonpartisan organization called Hundreds of Attorneys Watching Kline, HAWK for short.
KU fine arts dean to leave
December 16, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 4:26 p.m.) Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Kansas University School of Fine Arts, has been named dean of the School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, effective July 1, 2003, KU officials announced Monday.