Archive for Friday, December 27, 2002

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KU medical ethicist responds to news of human cloning
December 27, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:39 a.m.) News that a company claims to have produced the first human clone didn’t surprise Kansas University’s Dr. Mary Faith Marshall, a national expert on scientific ethics.
Sebelius may shelve BEST ideas
Governor-elect makes clear she won’t accept all her review teams’ recommendations
December 27, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius wants Kansans to be clear she isn’t yet claiming dozens of ideas for efficiencies forwarded to her by teams she appointed to review state government. Those teams were woolgathering, brainstorming and thinking out loud — not presenting concrete proposals. Five team leaders have finished only the first phase of their review; one team, on education, hasn’t even started meeting.
True meaning
December 27, 2002
Racial politics
December 27, 2002
Local briefs
December 27, 2002
¢ Rural residents report theft of mail Monday ¢ Christmas Day fire kills Turon resident ¢ Technology award given to KU vice provost
Local briefs
December 27, 2002
⢠Rural residents report theft of mail Monday ⢠Christmas Day fire kills Turon resident ⢠Technology award given to KU vice provost
John Alex Reeves
December 27, 2002
Services for John Alex Reeves, 79, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Burial will be in Eudora City Cemetery. Mr. Reeves died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
E. Irene Redding
December 27, 2002
Services for E. Irene Redding, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Redding died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Bryant services
December 27, 2002
Services for Earl Wayne Bryant, 90, Perry, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Perry. Burial will follow in Perry Cemetery. Mr. Bryant died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Winchester Geriatric Center.
Bryant services
December 27, 2002
Briefly
December 27, 2002
¢ Turkish Cypriots march in support of unification ¢ Marchers protest U.S. Navy’s passage
Agnes Elnora Bouton
December 27, 2002
Jayhawks will be judged by performance in March
December 27, 2002
It’s a long, long way from March to December and the two Big 12 Conference basketball teams that reached the NCAA Final Four last March appear to have taken divergent paths into December. Oklahoma has lost only to No. 1-ranked-and-unbeaten Alabama while Kansas already has dropped three games — to North Carolina and Florida in New York City, and to Oregon in Portland, Ore.
s Eve?
December 27, 2002
Sure, the Midwest chill can make Lawrence music fans want to retreat to the comfort of their Sanyos and Boses during the winter. But New Year’s Eve is special. It’s ripe with opportunities to celebrate alongside live musicians in a buzzing environment. Staying home is for losers … and imprisoned inmates of the state. So exercise your right of freedom (and exercise your calves) by making merry at one or all of these fine musical events.
Green
December 27, 2002
Native American Church services for Orlando Patrick “Mash-ee” Green, 84, Lawrence, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sarah Jessepe’s home on the Kickapoo reservation west of Horton. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Swah-Kah-Ah Cemetery on the reservation. Mr. Green died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Lake View Nursing Home, Lawrence.
Racial politics
December 27, 2002
To the editor: Trent Lott’s accidental truthfulness should be no surprise to anyone. He and Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, the Bush family and many other anti-civil rights politicos have patiently and determinedly worked for more than 40 years to undo the accomplishments of the ‘60s civil rights movement. Trent Lott is not an anomaly. Bill Frist is not unlike Lott. Sam Brownback is not unlike Lott. Most of the congressional Republicans are not unlike Lott. The modern GOP is dominated largely by politicians who fled the Democratic Party when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Ever since, the GOP has been the party of elitism, division and exclusion, fighting fervently against social programs and civil rights laws.
True meaning
December 27, 2002
To the editor: Here we go again. Another case where some parents were offended that someone tried to impress the true meaning of Christmas on their children in school. From the Dec. 25 J-W article, a few of their comments were: “It is simply inappropriate and disrespectful,” and “If I had known, … I would have raised hell.”
On the street
December 27, 2002
Asked at Borders, Books, Music and Cafe If you could purchase items from stores with your fingerprint, would you?
s is latest to leave office supply business
December 27, 2002
Strong’s Office Systems, 1040 Vt., has announced plans to close part of its Lawrence business Tuesday. The announcement marks the third Lawrence store in the past year to exit the office supply market. Earlier this month, Sav-On Office Supplies closed its only Lawrence location at 2020 W. 23rd St. Laser Logic Inc., a Lawrence computer supply company that added an office supply division in 1999, closed its office supply operations in September, owner John Ross said.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
December 27, 2002
Sure, the Midwest chill can make Lawrence music fans want to retreat to the comfort of their Sanyos and Boses during the winter. But New Year’s Eve is special. It’s ripe with opportunities to celebrate alongside live musicians in a buzzing environment. Staying home is for losers … and imprisoned inmates of the state. So exercise your right of freedom (and exercise your calves) by making merry at one or all of these fine musical events.
Spielberg’s con game shines in ‘Catch Me If You Can’
December 27, 2002
Since we’re a society that likes to glorify criminals as much as heroes, the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. was destined for a Hollywood adaptation. The charming, ingenious con man led such a dazzling life that he’s the perfect subject for big-screen treatment — so much so that it’s easy to overlook the amount of financial damage and broken relationships he left in his wake. Abagnale knew how to manipulate people, and “Catch Me If You Can” (based on his 1980 autobiography) masterfully grasps that concept. The cinematic result is a terrific cat-and-mouse game that never loses momentum, even given the film’s rather inflated 140-minute running time.
Abagnale enjoys final scam
December 27, 2002
New York — Frank Abagnale — a con man who once was one of the most wanted fugitives in the world — was nabbed in the 1970s, while eating hot dogs near the Waldorf Astoria, by two New York detectives. “My poster was all over the place,” recalls Abagnale, 54. “I walk by and they look at me and go, ‘Hey, Frank.’ And I, the idiot, turn around. Then they came over and arrested me.”
Blues Society sponsors two January concerts
December 27, 2002
The Kansas City Blues Society will sponsor two blues concerts in January.
Innovative celebrity photographer Ritts dies
December 27, 2002
Photographer Herb Ritts, whose access to celebrities, even at their most fragile moments, gave him an edge in the competitive field, died Thursday of complications of pneumonia, his publicist said. He was 50.
Iraqi insider assesses threat
December 27, 2002
It feels pretty strange to sit opposite a man who once worked at one of Saddam’s biological weapons plants. Ahmed left Iraq in 1999 for an Arab country; he spoke to me while visiting London and disguised his name because he still has relatives in Iraq. His story reveals how hard it will be to get Iraq to come clean about weapons of mass destruction — and what inspectors need if they are to succeed.
Unintended cell phone calls to 911 increasing
December 27, 2002
The number of accidental cell phone calls to 911 is on the rise in Wichita, causing problems for emergency operators. Sedgwick County 911 director Diane Gage said her county averaged 60 inadvertent 911 cell phone calls a day in November. That takes up valuable time and clogs phone lines, she said.
Powerball jackpot pushes Kansas Lottery sales
December 27, 2002
The largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball multistate lottery game paid off for the state as it continues to struggle with financial problems.
Christmas Day blaze dampens holiday spirits
December 27, 2002
As Christmas surprises go, it was the worst Ryan Nibert could remember. The 20-year-old Kansas University junior was enjoying the holiday with his mother in Shawnee when he got a call informing him there was a fire at the Lawrence apartment complex where he lived.
Powerball winner plans tithe of jackpot
$314.9 million prize was largest ever for single winning ticket
December 27, 2002
A 55-year-old contractor won the $314.9 million Christmas Day jackpot — the biggest undivided lottery prize in history — and said the first thing he would do was turn over 10 percent to his church. “I just want to thank God for letting me pick the right numbers — or letting the machine pick the right numbers,” said Powerball winner Andrew “Jack” Whittaker Jr., dressed in black with a big black cowboy hat.
Daily ticker
December 27, 2002
Westar receives new subpoena
December 27, 2002
A federal agency is investigating transactions involving Westar Energy Inc. and a Louisiana utility that has acknowledged making inappropriate trades of electrical power. Westar disclosed Thursday it received a subpoena from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 16. Westar said the subpoena sought details about trades involving Cleco Corp., headquartered in the central Louisiana city of Pineville.
Orlando Patrick ‘Mash-ee’ Green
December 27, 2002
E. Irene Redding
December 27, 2002
John Alex Reeves
December 27, 2002
White House adopts new wetlands guidelines
December 27, 2002
The Bush administration adopted a new plan and guidelines Thursday for replacing swamps and bogs that have been filled or drained to make way for highway, housing or other projects.
6Sports video: Nick Collison shows that he’s an All-American
December 27, 2002
Collison is putting up big numbers and demonstrating good leadership for the Jayhawks.
New unemployment claims fall again
December 27, 2002
New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week by the largest number in more than a year, indicating that layoffs may be easing even as economic uncertainties— including a possible war with Iraq — make businesses wary of hiring a lot of people.
6News video: Shoppers find deals after Christmas
December 27, 2002
Despite the lack of large crowds on the day after Christmas, most retailers are happy with sales.
6News video: Hanover Place fire brought unwelcome Christmas surprise
December 27, 2002
The fire claimed two apartments and endangered a firefighter.
Snow slicks streets
December 27, 2002
Tires started sliding around 6 p.m. Thursday; the sound of crashing cars began shortly afterward.
On the record
December 27, 2002
Eagles vs. Giants: all a fan could want
Showdown offers two rivals with something to play for in football weather
December 27, 2002
All the elements will be there when Philadelphia visits the Meadowlands on Saturday to play the New York Giants: a nasty rivalry, a lot at stake and, most likely, football weather.
Brown not ‘jumping ship’
December 27, 2002
University of Colorado standout tailback Chris Brown apparently has no plans to enter the NFL draft early.
AP honors Armstrong
Bonds, Woods fall short in media voting
December 27, 2002
To this day, Lance Armstrong insists cancer was the best thing that happened to him.
Free agents can’t collect as much cash
Skyrocketing payrolls, revenue sharing have forced teams to be more thrifty
December 27, 2002
The bear market isn’t just on Wall Street anymore. Just ask baseball’s free agents.
Time for Green to say goodbye
Washington cornerback to play final game in 20-year career Sunday against Dallas
December 27, 2002
Darrell Green is leaving. Don’t try to catch him.
Titans sprinting into playoffs
Revamped running game has turned Tennessee’s once-dismal season around
December 27, 2002
The Tennessee Titans aren’t just beating opponents these days. The AFC’s hottest team is running over them.
Arizona rewards tailback
Undrafted Shipp signs four-year deal after breakout season
December 27, 2002
Arizona is not saying who its starting running back will be heading into next season. The evidence clearly points to Marcel Shipp over Thomas Jones.
Husker letdown
Now-mortal NU used to bigger bowls
December 27, 2002
After playing for a national championship a year ago, Nebraska wasn’t expecting to be in the Independence Bowl this season.
Cowboys hope streak continues
Hot Oklahoma State will play depleted Southern Miss squad
December 27, 2002
Southern Mississippi has won with defense this season, and the Golden Eagles will need more help from that side of the ball when they meet high-scoring Oklahoma State in the Houston Bowl today.
Friends and neighbors
December 27, 2002
Diggs getting it done for Golden Bears
California junior guard following in footsteps of former Cal standout Kidd
December 27, 2002
Two basketball players with little in common — besides their alma mater — share the single-game steals record at the University of California. Physically gifted guard Jason Kidd, one of the most highly recruited 6-foot-4 players in history, had eight thefts in a Pac-10 contest against Washington in January of 1993.
Devils determined
Arizona State out to prove doubters wrong
December 27, 2002
The Arizona State Sun Devils don’t have to look far for motivation going into tonight’s Holiday Bowl against No. 6 Kansas State. All they have to do is pick up a newspaper, turn to the betting line and see that they’re the longest shots of any team in the postseason.
Raiders want revenge
Oakland wants redemption for flop at Kansas City
December 27, 2002
Of all the losses in the Oakland Raiders’ four-game slide, the one at Arrowhead Stadium was perhaps the most frustrating. That 20-10 defeat to Kansas City in October was the team’s worst offensive showing of the season. On Saturday, the Raiders can avenge the defeat in the comfort of home.
December 27, 2002
Since we’re a society that likes to glorify criminals as much as heroes, the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. was destined for a Hollywood adaptation. The charming, ingenious con man led such a dazzling life that he’s the perfect subject for big-screen treatment — so much so that it’s easy to overlook the amount of financial damage and broken relationships he left in his wake. Abagnale knew how to manipulate people, and “Catch Me If You Can” (based on his 1980 autobiography) masterfully grasps that concept. The cinematic result is a terrific cat-and-mouse game that never loses momentum, even given the film’s rather inflated 140-minute running time.
SNL’s ‘Peanuts’ parody not out of legal bounds
December 27, 2002
Robert Smigel seems to get paid to do two things: Write funny cartoons for “Saturday Night Live.” And irritate people with them.
With market off, buffalo ranchers turn to hunting
December 27, 2002
A modern concern of low prices for buffalo meat has led to an old tradition: hunting the animals with black-powder rifles and bows and arrows.
KU’s Williams just another legend to coach in Challenge
December 27, 2002
The afternoon of Jan. 25, 1986 started the evolution of college basketball in San Francisco.
Atlanta fires coach Kruger
Hawks’ disappointing record proves lethal for former Kansas State coach
December 27, 2002
Atlanta Hawks general manager Pete Babcock tried to talk himself out of firing his coach, but another lackluster effort by the team earlier in the week sealed Lon Kruger’s fate.
Performing arts greats shine
December 27, 2002
With President Bush, first lady Laura Bush and hundreds of Cabinet members and legislators in attendance, Walter Cronkite will play host to “The 25th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration Of Performing Arts” (8 p.m., CBS). This year’s honorees — James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Chita Rivera, James Levine and Paul Simon — hail from the worlds of theater, dance, movies, opera and pop music. The festivities were taped Dec. 8.
Women shouldn’t play against men
Female New Mexico kicker may have made history in Las Vegas Bowl, but what’s the point?
December 27, 2002
It was the wrong thing to do for all the right reasons.
KU basketball tapped No. 1
December 27, 2002
Kansas University grabbed plenty of headlines in 2002 with its best basketball season in years: a 16-0 Big 12 season followed by the Jayhawks’ first trip to the Final Four since 1993.
Kicker vital to Ohio State’s perfection
December 27, 2002
Learning not to think so hard has made Ohio State kicker Mike Nugent an All-American.
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
December 27, 2002
Pitt pops Oregon State
Panthers’ Miree gains 113 yards, TD, MVP award
December 27, 2002
Oregon State’s Steven Jackson got the pregame attention. Pittsburgh’s Brandon Miree got the MVP award — and the victory.
Retaliation fears rise with death toll
December 27, 2002
Israeli troops chasing militants in the West Bank surrounded homes, a hospital and a downtown square Thursday, killing five armed Palestinians and two bystanders, while soldiers reoccupied Bethlehem after withdrawing over Christmas.
Respected judge
December 27, 2002
The state’s mandatory retirement age will cost the Kansas Supreme Court a highly respected justice. If our system of government is to survive, there must be justified respect for the law of the land and for those who serve in law enforcement. This applies to the newest recruit on the smallest police department as well as those who serve on our nation’s highest courts.
People
December 27, 2002
¢ J.Lo doesn’t mind Liz label ¢ Size does matter to Koppel ¢ Black Crowes may be done ¢ Zsa Zsa’s recovery continues
Indoor fun
December 27, 2002
Respected judge
December 27, 2002
The state’s mandatory retirement age will cost the Kansas Supreme Court a highly respected justice. If our system of government is to survive, there must be justified respect for the law of the land and for those who serve in law enforcement. This applies to the newest recruit on the smallest police department as well as those who serve on our nation’s highest courts.
Fallen stars emit creepy glow in ‘Sunset Boulevard’
December 27, 2002
Ah, old Hollywood. The stars, the glamor, the memories. The has-been performers left behind by a changing medium, the venal opportunists who stayed afloat on a sea of self-loathing. Ain’t it grand?
U.S. senators urge diplomacy effort on N. Korea
December 27, 2002
As North Korea moved closer to building new nuclear weapons, the senior Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged the Bush administration Thursday to join with other nations in trying to work out a solution with Pyongyang. But President Bush is determined not to negotiate with North Korea until it suspends its nuclear weapons program, a senior administration official said as Bush flew to Crawford, Tex., for a two-week vacation after a Christmas break at Camp David.
6Sports video: Scholar-Athlete of the Month Leigh DeBiasse
December 27, 2002
Lawrence High junior DeBiasse is a fixture on the court and the classroom.
Briefly
December 27, 2002
¢ Police seek father for shooting of infant ¢ Delta Airlines pilot fails breathalyzer test ¢ Two charged in slayings of five family members ¢ Imprisoned official’s wife kidnapped
Briefly
December 27, 2002
¢ Families mourn victims of Christmas attack ¢ Outgoing Serbian leader headed for U.N. tribunal ¢ Rebels suspected in deadly attack ¢ Boxing Day renews debate about tradition
Iraq readies list of scientists for U.N.
December 27, 2002
Iraq will hand over to the United Nations in the next few days a list of hundreds of Iraqi scientists who have worked on nuclear, chemical, biological and missile programs, a senior Iraqi general said Thursday. Under the toughened U.N. inspections that resumed Nov. 27, inspectors can speak privately with scientists and workers associated with Iraq’s weapons — and even take them abroad for interviews. U.S. officials hope the privacy will prompt scientists to reveal hidden weapons programs.
Briefcase
December 27, 2002
¢ Shopping surge came ‘too late and too little’ ¢ Delta to limit ability to change travel plans ¢ Euro hits new high ¢ Tippin’s to close six sites
Northeast digs out after storm
December 27, 2002
Snowplow crews struggled to clear clogged streets across the Northeast as cities watched the holiday-overtime bills pile up Thursday from a Christmas Day storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow.
U.N. agency suspects ‘nuclear brinkmanship’
December 27, 2002
North Korea’s moves to restart a nuclear reactor that U.S. officials believe was used to make one or two atomic bombs amount to “nuclear brinkmanship” and are “very worrying,” the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Thursday.
Fur protest
December 27, 2002
KU medical school student to be chairman of AMA panel
December 27, 2002
Joe McDonald knows the power medical students can have in the American Medical Assn. Last year, the AMA approved a policy McDonald wrote supporting health-care benefits and visitation rights for same-sex partners.
Jayhawks to undertake Kilimanjaro conquest
December 27, 2002
A group of Kansas University graduates wants to see how Jayhawks perform at high altitude. They will leave next week to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the 19,340-foot mountain in Tanzania. Their goal: To slap a sticker of a Jayhawk on the sign atop the highest peak in Africa.
Ideas about natural resources differ by region, state panel finds
December 27, 2002
Kansas may lack mountains and oceans, but it is filled with other wonders being studied by a group that has been directed to put together a plan to develop, manage and protect the state’s natural resources. The Kansas Natural Resource Legacy Alliance was formed last session by the Legislature and recently finished a round of public hearings statewide.
Kenyans head to polls
December 27, 2002
Kenyans vote today in elections that will end President Daniel Arap Moi’s 24-year rule and usher in what many hope will be a new, more prosperous era for the east African nation plagued by corruption and an ailing economy.
Furr’s fan
December 27, 2002
Agnes Elnora Bouton
December 27, 2002
Services for Agnes Elnora Bouton, 65, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Bouton died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 at Lakeview Manor. Burial will be in Reno Cemetery, Reno.
Post-holiday shoppers seek bargains, returns
December 27, 2002
You might have thought that after a month of fighting crowds, spending money and panicking about picking out the right gifts, people might have taken a break from shopping the day after Christmas. You would have thought wrong.
Christmas Day blaze dampens holiday spirits
December 27, 2002
As Christmas surprises go, it was the worst Ryan Nibert could remember. The 20-year-old Kansas University junior was enjoying the holiday with his mother in Shawnee when he got a call informing him there was a fire at the Lawrence apartment complex where he lived.
s fan
December 27, 2002
To the editor: We just found out about the closing of Furr’s Cafeteria in Lawrence, and I was able to get the original article dated Dec. 12 from your Web site. I remember being there last year with a four-generation span of families from Ottawa, Lawrence, Massachusetts and California. We had an enjoyable lunch on a Sunday at a time that the restaurant was very crowded. Where can families now go to talk about old times and have an American-style buffet?
California junior guard following in footsteps of former Cal standout Kidd
December 27, 2002
Two basketball players with little in common — besides their alma mater — share the single-game steals record at the University of California. Physically gifted guard Jason Kidd, one of the most highly recruited 6-foot-4 players in history, had eight thefts in a Pac-10 contest against Washington in January of 1993.
KU lands wide receiver
December 27, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino received at least one jolly Christmas greeting Wednesday.
Jayhawks to undertake Kilimanjaro conquest
December 27, 2002
A group of Kansas University graduates wants to see how Jayhawks perform at high altitude. They will leave next week to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the 19,340-foot mountain in Tanzania. Their goal: To slap a sticker of a Jayhawk on the sign atop the highest peak in Africa.
KU medical school student to be chairman of AMA panel
December 27, 2002
Joe McDonald knows the power medical students can have in the American Medical Assn. Last year, the AMA approved a policy McDonald wrote supporting health-care benefits and visitation rights for same-sex partners.
Sound off
December 27, 2002
When will the Lawrence schools have a meeting about getting financial aid for college? The district’s annual financial aid meeting is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the band room at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Fur protest
December 27, 2002
To the editor: On Sunday, there was a controversial protest downtown (“I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”). For those of us who were uncomfortable with the protest, I hope we are much more uncomfortable with the suffering that animals endure so that people can have fur coats and accessories.
Casting about for winter
December 27, 2002
Casting about for winter
December 27, 2002
KU briefs
December 27, 2002
¢ KU caps 9-11 donation at more than $50,000 ¢ Securing federal grants focus of workshop at KU ¢ Speech-Language honorees have KU ties ¢ Meeting to kick off development campaign
D.C. dress code: Don’t stand out
Flashy fashion considered capital offense
December 27, 2002
Neither fashion mecca nor fashion wasteland, Washington has its own idea of how to dress.
Eagles shoot past Rockets
Boston College coasts in 51-25 rout of Toledo
December 27, 2002
Boston College played like a team on a mission.
Ideas about natural resources differ by region, state panel finds
December 27, 2002
Kansas may lack mountains and oceans, but it is filled with other wonders being studied by a group that has been directed to put together a plan to develop, manage and protect the state’s natural resources. The Kansas Natural Resource Legacy Alliance was formed last session by the Legislature and recently finished a round of public hearings statewide.
Home improvement stores target women
December 27, 2002
Although Barbara Milliken wanted to take wood shop in high school, her principal said it would be a disruption to the all-male class. She was steered to home economics instead. At 63, Milliken is finally learning how to cut wood. She’s also being taught how to build tables and repair electrical outlets with a dozen other women in classes at the Home Depot in Acworth, Ga., a suburb 30 miles north of Atlanta.
Mavs survive Hornets
Nowitzki’s 23 help Dallas win despite scoring slump
December 27, 2002
The league-leading Dallas Mavericks are in a scoring drought. Yet it hasn’t stopped them from winning.
Briefly
December 27, 2002
¢ U.S., Israel plan to develop jetliner defense systems ¢ Homeless couple charged with stealing from benefactor ¢ Hillary Rodham Clinton tapped to give radio response ¢ Visiting Polish priest arrested on sexual abuse charge
Births
December 27, 2002
Yibin Zeng and Bei Li, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Steven and Renee Daniels, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
Horoscopes
December 27, 2002
Rules of diplomacy may be changing
December 27, 2002
For nearly two centuries, the Monroe Doctrine was one of the principal pillars of American foreign policy; it’s been the subject of books, conferences, summit meetings and doctoral theses. For two weeks the Bush Doctrine has been the reigning pillar of America’s approach to the new world and the new century; it has barely been discussed or debated.
Protests resume in Venezuela
December 27, 2002
After a brief Christmas break, thousands of people renewed protests Thursday across Venezuela, the 25th day of a strike to force President Hugo Chavez to call elections.
Warning: Art ahead
December 27, 2002
The artist had a great idea: He would put some suspicious packages in the subway to get people thinking about bombs, terrorism and maybe even deeper stuff, like a change in the balance of power. Cool!
Post-holiday shoppers seek bargains, returns
December 27, 2002
You might have thought that after a month of fighting crowds, spending money and panicking about picking out the right gifts, people might have taken a break from shopping the day after Christmas. You would have thought wrong.
Strong’s is latest to leave office supply business
December 27, 2002
Strong’s Office Systems, 1040 Vt., has announced plans to close part of its Lawrence business Tuesday. The announcement marks the third Lawrence store in the past year to exit the office supply market. Earlier this month, Sav-On Office Supplies closed its only Lawrence location at 2020 W. 23rd St. Laser Logic Inc., a Lawrence computer supply company that added an office supply division in 1999, closed its office supply operations in September, owner John Ross said.
Mets, Yankees suddenly friends
Rivals signing each other’s free agents
December 27, 2002
When two teams compete in the same market, there is usually grudging acknowledgment between them. Nowhere do the feelings run deeper than in New York, where the Giants once returned mail from the Jets unopened and Ranger fans still jeer ex-Islander Denis Potvin, 14 years after he retired.
Entertainment Calendar
December 27, 2002
NIGHTLIFE | Music | Theater | Misc. | Museums | Galleries FRIDAY
Indoor fun
December 27, 2002
BEST panels’ recommendations vary
December 27, 2002
The full list of ideas forwarded to Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius from five teams she appointed to review state government, with explanations.
Jayhawks will be judged by performance in March
December 27, 2002
It’s a long, long way from March to December and the two Big 12 Conference basketball teams that reached the NCAA Final Four last March appear to have taken divergent paths into December. Oklahoma has lost only to No. 1-ranked-and-unbeaten Alabama while Kansas already has dropped three games — to North Carolina and Florida in New York City, and to Oregon in Portland, Ore.
KU lands wide receiver
December 27, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino received at least one jolly Christmas greeting Wednesday.