Archive for Saturday, December 21, 2002

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6Sports video: Breaks between games don’t bother Jayhawks
December 21, 2002
6Sports reports on the thoughts of KU head coach Roy Williams and sophomore Wayne Simien on the long breaks between games during the holiday season.
6Sports video: Free State boys hoping for advantage against LHS
December 21, 2002
6Sports reports on part two of the city showdown between the Free State and Lawrence High boys’ basketball teams.
6Sports video: LHS girls roll over Free State
December 21, 2002
6Sports reports on Friday night’s Lawrence High and Free State girls’ basketball game at Lawrence High.
6News video: Students get more from project then accents
December 21, 2002
6News reports on the Muslim Monologues performed by some KU theater students.
Briefcase
December 21, 2002
¢ Court fines billionaire for insider trading ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: H&R Block names chief to lead tax operations ¢ Energy: Court reverses ruling against Exxon Mobil
Boeing shelves cruiser
December 21, 2002
Boeing Co. has decided to scrap its proposed high-speed Sonic Cruiser passenger jet in favor of developing a more-traditional but highly fuel-efficient airliner, the head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said Friday.
4-H news
December 21, 2002
Around and about
December 21, 2002
Anniversaries
December 21, 2002
Engagements
December 21, 2002
Noise, roughness inherent in boys
December 21, 2002
Help! I’m a mother of two sons, and I feel as if I’ve been thrust into a strange, new world. Are boys always so rough? Sometimes the noise level in our house is more than I can take! Is this normal?
Spirituality
December 21, 2002
¢ Pope decries abuse of authority in Mideast ¢ Conservatives continue to pressure archbishop ¢ Chicago-area leaders march to protest war
Club news
December 21, 2002
Lawrence Catholics remain optimistic
Parishioners maintain their faith in face of scandal, resignation of Archbishop of Boston
December 21, 2002
The resignation last week of Cardinal Bernard Law as Archbishop of Boston has left Lawrence Catholics feeling a range of emotions, everything from sadness to a sense of hope
Teddleton faces sentence on battery charges
December 21, 2002
A former Kansas University football player will be sentenced in February for his role in a fight outside of a Lawrence bar earlier this year.
No trial date set yet for Giddens
Williams, prep coach mum on status of Oklahoma City standout
December 21, 2002
The juvenile justice system in Oklahoma City has started its work on J.R. Giddens, the Kansas University men’s basketball signee arrested early Thursday on complaints stemming from a plot to defraud a Wal-Mart store.
Sixers sink Lakers in OT
December 21, 2002
More misfortune beset the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, who couldn’t take advantage after Allen Iverson gave them a chance to walk away with a win.
Big 12 men: Pasco propels Wildcats
December 21, 2002
Pervis Pasco is starting to come along just fine for Kansas State. After struggling at the beginning of the season, Pasco recorded his second double-double of the season Friday night to lead Kansas State past Lipscomb 88-64. Pasco finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Top 25 men’s roundup: West lifts Xavier over BSU
December 21, 2002
Those 12 NBA scouts eager to see David West could have showed up at halftime and not missed a thing. West watched most of the first half from the bench because of two quick fouls, then made up for lost time and finished with a season-high 24 points as No. 21 Xavier beat Ball State 87-58 on Friday night.
Williams’ daughter gives up
December 21, 2002
Ted Williams’ eldest daughter dropped her objections Friday to her siblings’ decision to have the Hall of Famer’s body frozen at a cryonics lab in Arizona.
Braves trade Millwood; Mets sign Floyd
Royals sign Febles, Quinn but not Suppan, Durbin
December 21, 2002
The NL East race just got a little more competitive. The Phillies and Mets kept up their offseason dealing Friday, with Philadelphia acquiring right-hander Kevin Millwood from Atlanta and New York agreeing in principle to a $26 million, four-year deal with outfielder Cliff Floyd.
Santa Fe Trail splits with KC Piper
December 21, 2002
Two Santa Fe Trail players recorded double-doubles and the Chargers shrugged off poor shooting to stifle Kansas City Piper, 38-27, in high school girls basketball on Friday.
Perry boys pick up 1st win; DeSoto girls clip Kaws
December 21, 2002
Trailing DeSoto High by four points at halftime, Perry-Lecompton coach Pat Hupfauf told his winless boys basketball team to stay calm. The Kaws listened, outscoring the Wildcats by 18 points in the second half and earning their first victory of the season, 57-43.
Tongie, Mill Valley split twinbill
December 21, 2002
If good things come to those who wait, it’s a good thing Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach Randy Kraft had nothing but time on his hands Friday. Otherwise, his Chieftains might not have had the patience for a two-hour-late start or a winless but feisty Mill Valley squad.
NFL notebook: Owens’ Sharpie incident paying off
Maker of markers set to launch ad campaign using San Francisco receiver’s endorsement
December 21, 2002
Seattle fans were annoyed when Terrell Owens autographed a ball in the end zone with a felt-tip marker after a touchdown catch against the Seahawks. The folks who make Sharpie pens loved it.
Huskers name new AD
Pederson takes reins of Nebraska athletics
December 21, 2002
Minutes after being named the new athletic director at the University of Nebraska on Friday, Steve Pederson started mending fences with football fans who felt alienated by his predecessor, Bill Byrne.
Kansas women’s basketball: Transfer to make KU debut
Becker eligible today against UMKC
December 21, 2002
Roy Williams isn’t the only Kansas University basketball coach with a team suffering from beyond the three-point arc. Marian Washington’s women’s basketball team has had its own problems from long distance, hitting just more than 30 percent (19-63) of its three-point attempts.
Ex-football player sues coach, board
December 21, 2002
A former Dodge City High School football player is suing the school’s coach, claiming he attacked him during a practice.
Missouri accidents restrict I-70
December 21, 2002
Cross-state traffic was disrupted Friday in Missouri after separate truck and train accidents closed portions of the main highway and railroad between St. Louis and Kansas City.
Current events sing-a-long
December 21, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 21, 2002
Options needed
December 21, 2002
Planner responds
December 21, 2002
Crossing party lines
December 21, 2002
The new governor’s decision to cross party lines and draw on the expertise of proven business leaders for key administration appointments may benefit the state.
Groups urge diversity in Health Midwest panel
December 21, 2002
In a letter Friday, a coalition of 15 community groups urged Health Midwest to gather a diverse panel to lead the foundations the hospital chain said it would set up to administer the proceeds of the company’s proposed sale to HCA Inc.
Entertainment has holiday flair
December 21, 2002
Holiday entertainment this weekend offers area residents the chance to make their own ornaments in a turn-of-the-century Christmas, explore a living Nativity performance and rollick at 98.9 The Rock’s Twisted X-Mas.
KU briefs
December 21, 2002
¢ Two from KU elected psychological fellows ¢ KU group plans visit to European sites
Baugher services
December 21, 2002
Phyllis Carlyne Berndt
December 21, 2002
Betty Jane Davis
December 21, 2002
Lawrence briefs
December 21, 2002
¢ West student suspended for rest-room fire ¢ Bank donates $9,000 to intramural sports
Local briefs
December 21, 2002
¢ Sheriff’s department honors Shepard’s service ¢ State government: Panel finds no conflict for Praeger’s husband ¢ Crime: Competency hearing for Boothe postponed
Forecasters see chance for white Christmas
December 21, 2002
Winter will make a less-than-dramatic arrival early Sunday in the Lawrence area, but meteorologists say there’s hope for a white Christmas.
Immigrant registration protested
December 21, 2002
Gisroo Mohajeri clutched her pregnant belly on the steps of the downtown federal building and uttered a mother’s lament: “I feel so guilty,” she sobbed.
Child porn ring leader given 30-year sentence
December 21, 2002
A Texas man behind a worldwide e-mail ring that traded pornographic images of children, some as young as 18 months, was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 30 years in federal prison.
Bush decides to postpone trip to Africa
December 21, 2002
The White House called off President Bush’s planned trip to Africa next month, citing the standoff with Iraq and a desire to start work on domestic priorities.
Pop star returned to Mexico
December 21, 2002
Pop diva Gloria Trevi was extradited Friday to Mexico, where she faces charges of kidnapping and corruption of minors.
CBS scouts new talent with ‘Star Search’ revival
December 21, 2002
Arsenio Hall has been signed to be host of CBS’s “Star Search” remake. It will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting Jan. 8.
U.S. steps up pressure on Iraq by sharing intelligence
December 21, 2002
The United States on Friday began sharing highly sensitive intelligence about Iraq’s weapons programs with the United Nations, as the White House agreed to nearly double the number of U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf region next month, according to U.S. officials.
Sebelius teams devise savings
Task forces offer ideas for salvaging millions, but none approved yet
December 21, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius said Friday her task forces had come up with ways to save about $50 million, but she wasn’t endorsing any of the ideas yet. Sebelius released a list of more than 100 proposals produced by her Budget Efficiency Savings Teams, which have met in private for about a month to review state government operations.
Big game comes early
LHS, Free State to meet in league opener
December 21, 2002
Four games into the season might seem early to get worked up over one game, but then again, not every game is Free State-Lawrence High. Important every year for its bragging rights, the boys basketball showdown at 7:30 tonight at Free State has a little more punch than normal.
Lions torch Firebirds
Ricks sparks Lawrence in 72-49 blowout
December 21, 2002
Maybe Cherrale Ricks should get a surprise start more often. The Lawrence High junior was announced as a starter for the Lions’ home basketball game against Free State on Friday — junior Rachael Klingler was supposed to get the nod — but it couldn’t have worked out better for LHS.
Frank Joe Nadvornik
December 21, 2002
Absences OK
December 21, 2002
Becker eligible today against UMKC
December 21, 2002
Roy Williams isn’t the only Kansas University basketball coach with a team suffering from beyond the three-point arc. Marian Washington’s women’s basketball team has had its own problems from long distance, hitting just more than 30 percent (19-63) of its three-point attempts.
Tongie, Mill Valley split twinbill
December 21, 2002
If good things come to those who wait, it’s a good thing Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach Randy Kraft had nothing but time on his hands Friday. Otherwise, his Chieftains might not have had the patience for a two-hour-late start or a winless but feisty Mill Valley squad.
Hawkins could have picked UCLA
December 21, 2002
UCLA has raided Kansas City for some fine basketball players throughout the years — athletes such as Lucius Allen, JaRon Rush and Earl Watson. The Bruins came close to nabbing another Kansas Citian, but red-shirt freshman reserve guard Jeff Hawkins chose Kansas over UCLA and others in recruiting.
Generosity aids Lawrence families
December 21, 2002
The chapel of the Salvation Army on Friday looked like a scene from the North Pole. Pews were piled high with dolls, stuffed animals, toys and games that were distributed to 101 needy families as part of the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program.
Religion briefs
December 21, 2002
¢ Muslims pray for peace, prosperity ¢ Monday night policies in Provo concern ACLU
Briefly
December 21, 2002
¢ Topeka: Child porn case nets 27 months ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: City council endorses $60 million for center
Briefly
December 21, 2002
¢ Pakistan: Bridge bombing thwarted ¢ Washington, D.C.: Blood safety questioned ¢ Seattle: Whaling decision reversed ¢ Washington, D.C.: Cameras deployed for rallies
Briefly
December 21, 2002
¢ Nigeria: Presidential election set ¢ South Korea: U.S. relations smoothed ¢ Belgium: EU fish deal reached
Briefly
December 21, 2002
¢ Georgia: Girl walks away from plane crash ¢ New York: Trooper killed as cruiser explodes
People
December 21, 2002
¢ Spielberg rescues Oscar ¢ Shakira gets into shoe business ¢ Musical tribute to Mandela ¢ Wright at home in Indiana
Basketball gig just the ticket for retired sports fanatics
December 21, 2002
Ernie and Mary Ann Swanson want your first step into Allen Fieldhouse to be as memorable as the moment Kansas University seals a victory and the crowd chants “Rock Chalk Jayhawk.” The Swansons take tickets at the northwest gate of the fieldhouse, and they see the excitement on fans’ faces as they approach the door, hand over their tickets and step into the bustling pre-game hallways surrounding the arena.
How did Dec. 25 become birth date for Jesus?
December 21, 2002
Did you ever wonder why Christmas falls on Dec. 25? After all, the Bible provides no birth date for Jesus. Or does it? There’s a possible clue in Luke 2:8, which says that when Jesus was born shepherds were “out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” Some figure a wintertime birth was unlikely because sheep would have been kept in a corral, not out in the countryside.
Web site gives details on St. Nicholas
December 21, 2002
Interested in learning more about St. Nicholas? Check out website www.stnicholascenter.org.
Westar names operations chief
Moore had left company in 2000
December 21, 2002
Financially troubled Westar Energy Inc. announced Friday that William B. Moore, 50, had been named executive vice president and chief operations officer.
On the record
December 21, 2002
Class puts accent on diversity
December 21, 2002
For many students, the assignment was more than just an acting lesson. Members of the Acting with an Accent class at Kansas University were assigned to talk with someone from the Middle East and write a short monologue based on their life. They performed the monologues Friday in Murphy Hall.
Strikers keep up pressure
December 21, 2002
Hundreds of thousands of whistle-blowing demonstrators demanding President Hugo Chavez’s resignation took to Venezuela’s streets Friday, the 19th day of a general strike that has crippled the oil-rich nation’s economy.
Lawyers file estimates on church abuse lawsuits
December 21, 2002
In a step aimed at resolving more than 400 sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Boston Archdiocese, lawyers for alleged victims submitted rough estimates Friday of how much money they are seeking.
Exit Lott, enter Frist
December 21, 2002
Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott, who unleashed a national furor with a remark considered racially divisive, resigned his post Friday as GOP senators rushed to anoint Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee his successor.
Religion briefs
December 21, 2002
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Central United Methodist ¢ Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church ¢ First Baptist Church ¢ First Church of the Nazarene ¢ First Presbyterian Church ¢ Immanuel Lutheran Church & University Student Center ¢ Indian Hills Church of God ¢ Lawrence Wesleyan Church ¢ Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship ¢ Plymouth Congregational Church ¢ St. Luke AME Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence ¢ Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence ¢ West Side Presbyterian Church
Lott’s critics remain determined to keep controversy alive
December 21, 2002
At this time, there is no way to know the long-term impact of Sen. Trent Lott’s decision not to seek re-election as Senate majority leader.
Services thankful for holiday help
Generosity aids Lawrence families
December 21, 2002
The chapel of the Salvation Army on Friday looked like a scene from the North Pole. Pews were piled high with dolls, stuffed animals, toys and games that were distributed to 101 needy families as part of the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program.
Sports company president aims to capitalize on KU ties
December 21, 2002
Rick Perko thinks his 1-year-old company can revolutionize the sports instruction industry and create some high-tech jobs for Lawrence in the process.
Forecasters see chance for white Christmas
December 21, 2002
Winter will make a less-than-dramatic arrival early Sunday in the Lawrence area, but meteorologists say there’s hope for a white Christmas.
Bruins hope to rebound at KU
December 21, 2002
Jason Kapono stood at center court, dribbled forward two steps and hoisted a rather long three-point try early Friday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Swish. Darned if Kapono, UCLA’s 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior forward didn’t work on his halfcourt shot for about five minutes, sinking about 10 desperation bombs while working up quite a sweat after the Bruins’ practice on Kansas University’s court.
Ricks sparks Lawrence in 72-49 blowout
December 21, 2002
Maybe Cherrale Ricks should get a surprise start more often. The Lawrence High junior was announced as a starter for the Lions’ home basketball game against Free State on Friday — junior Rachael Klingler was supposed to get the nod — but it couldn’t have worked out better for LHS.
LHS, Free State to meet in league opener
December 21, 2002
Four games into the season might seem early to get worked up over one game, but then again, not every game is Free State-Lawrence High. Important every year for its bragging rights, the boys basketball showdown at 7:30 tonight at Free State has a little more punch than normal.
Daily ticker
December 21, 2002
Military news
December 21, 2002
Gaylin W. Snodgrass
December 21, 2002
Insurance coverage for contraceptives gaining attention
December 21, 2002
White House defends cybersecurity plan
December 21, 2002
The White House is proposing an Internetwide monitoring center to detect and defend against major cyber-attacks, but the Bush administration sought Friday to ease worries it might scrutinize individual users’ e-mails along with other data traffic.
Chinese game show shares wealth
Viewers as well as contestants can cash in on ‘Everyone Wins’
December 21, 2002
Who wants to be a millionaire? Pretty much everyone in China, and communist leaders are urging them on. Now, the latest Chinese game show is offering treasure-seeking citizens a novel path to the riches their government is encouraging — the chance to win cash simply by watching television.
s critics remain determined to keep controversy alive
December 21, 2002
At this time, there is no way to know the long-term impact of Sen. Trent Lott’s decision not to seek re-election as Senate majority leader.
Horoscopes
December 21, 2002
6News video: Screen scene
December 21, 2002
Jon Niccum, Journal-World entertainment editor, provides a preview to movies showing in local theaters.
Scouting news
December 21, 2002
Helping the homeless
Former ‘gypsy’ spearheads Youth Empowerment Program
December 21, 2002
As a child, Angela Lariviere bounced among temporary housing, rundown hotels and other people’s couches 39 times in a search for stability — the only constant in life being religious faith.
Teacher respect
December 21, 2002
Consumer culture never has enough
December 21, 2002
Every year, we take this picture. It’s late on Christmas Eve after the fat man has gone and the last bike has been assembled. We are exhausted, ready to tumble into bed. But before we do, we take a snapshot of the finished product.
Williams, prep coach mum on status of Oklahoma City standout
December 21, 2002
The juvenile justice system in Oklahoma City has started its work on J.R. Giddens, the Kansas University men’s basketball signee arrested early Thursday on complaints stemming from a plot to defraud a Wal-Mart store.
Briefly
December 21, 2002
¢ Los Angeles: Mother of ‘Dr. Laura’ found slain in home ¢ Oklahoma: 4 survive jet collision ¢ Florida: Teenager accused in ‘thrill’ beating
Sports company president aims to capitalize on KU ties
December 21, 2002
Rick Perko thinks his 1-year-old company can revolutionize the sports instruction industry and create some high-tech jobs for Lawrence in the process.
Weddings
December 21, 2002
Kansas senators praise move
December 21, 2002
Kansas GOP Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts applauded the resignation of Trent Lott as Republican leader, but Brownback said the controversy revealed deep, lingering divisions on race.
Donald L. Stewart
December 21, 2002
Brokerages to pay $1.4 billion
Companies agree to settle conflict-of-interest allegations
December 21, 2002
The nation’s 10 biggest brokerages agreed Friday to pay $1.44 billion and fundamentally change the way they do business to settle allegations they misled investors by hyping certain companies’ stocks. The moves are aimed at restoring public confidence in the stock recommendations made by Wall Street firms.
Big 12 women: Kansas State rolls; Texas Tech cruises
December 21, 2002
Kansas State’s starting point guard and 3-point specialist Laurie Koehn didn’t play Friday. But the rest of the Wildcats did good impressions of the Big 12 Conference’s leading 3-point shooter. Five players took over for the injured Koehn as seventh-ranked Kansas State tied a school record with 15 3-pointers to beat Western Michigan 92-75.
Readers can learn a lot from sports pages
December 21, 2002
Mom used to rag at me for spending so much time reading sports pages. Said I ought to devote every bit as much attention to other parts of the newspaper.
Restaurant chain rewards waitress for her honesty
December 21, 2002
A cash-strapped waitress at a suburban Applebee’s restaurant has been rewarded many times over for turning in $3,300 that a customer left behind.
Mother Teresa moves step closer to sainthood
December 21, 2002
Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who spent much of her life caring for the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India, was approved for beatification Friday when Pope John Paul II confirmed a miracle credited to her intercession.
Task forces offer ideas for salvaging millions, but none approved yet
December 21, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius said Friday her task forces had come up with ways to save about $50 million, but she wasn’t endorsing any of the ideas yet. Sebelius released a list of more than 100 proposals produced by her Budget Efficiency Savings Teams, which have met in private for about a month to review state government operations.
Class puts accent on diversity
December 21, 2002
For many students, the assignment was more than just an acting lesson. Members of the Acting with an Accent class at Kansas University were assigned to talk with someone from the Middle East and write a short monologue based on their life. They performed the monologues Friday in Murphy Hall.
Readers can learn a lot from sports pages
December 21, 2002
Mom used to rag at me for spending so much time reading sports pages. Said I ought to devote every bit as much attention to other parts of the newspaper.
Current quarter concerns economists
December 21, 2002
The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 4 percent rate from July through September, the government said Friday, but analysts remained concerned that rising unemployment and weak consumer spending will trim growth to just half that amount in the current quarter.
Parishioners maintain their faith in face of scandal, resignation of Archbishop of Boston
December 21, 2002
The resignation last week of Cardinal Bernard Law as Archbishop of Boston has left Lawrence Catholics feeling a range of emotions, everything from sadness to a sense of hope
Bruins hope to rebound at KU
December 21, 2002
Jason Kapono stood at center court, dribbled forward two steps and hoisted a rather long three-point try early Friday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Swish. Darned if Kapono, UCLA’s 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior forward didn’t work on his halfcourt shot for about five minutes, sinking about 10 desperation bombs while working up quite a sweat after the Bruins’ practice on Kansas University’s court.
Hawkins could have picked UCLA
December 21, 2002
UCLA has raided Kansas City for some fine basketball players throughout the years — athletes such as Lucius Allen, JaRon Rush and Earl Watson.
Basketball gig just the ticket for retired sports fanatics
December 21, 2002
Ernie and Mary Ann Swanson want your first step into Allen Fieldhouse to be as memorable as the moment Kansas University seals a victory and the crowd chants “Rock Chalk Jayhawk.”
Three-pointers help Kansas in 87-70 victory over UCLA
December 21, 2002
Kansas hit a season-high eight three-pointers in an 87-70 victory over UCLA on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.