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Oklahoma governor: Racial profiling has a role in preventing terrorism
February 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 5:51 p.m.) Some kinds of racial profiling are just what the country needs to track potential terrorists inside American borders and keep out those who have “mischief on their minds,” one governor told the country’s top terrorism prosecutor Saturday.
Afghan warlord’s forces re-arm for more fighting, reinforcing arguments for peacekeepers
February 2, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 12:22 p.m.) After burying their dead, tribal fighters with fresh stocks of guns and ammunition prepared Saturday for a second assault on an eastern Afghan provincial capital, where fighting last week killed at least 61 people.
Wall Street Journal appeals to kidnappers for word of missing reporter
February 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 5:50 p.m.) The Wall Street Journal appealed Saturday to the kidnappers of reporter Daniel Pearl to show evidence that he is still alive after an all-night search of Karachi graveyards turned up nothing.
Murder conviction is upheld
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison in the 1999 slaying of his 14-year-old sister-in-law near Oskaloosa.
Barton to honor Bechard
February 2, 2002
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard will be inducted into the Barton County Community College Sports Hall of Fame next month. Prior to coming to KU in 1998, Bechard spent 13 years at the Great Bend school, compiling a 92.3 winning percentage.
Allen predicted 1952 title
February 2, 2002
By Bill Mayer Kansas had just whipped Saint Louis University 74-55 in Kansas City to win the 1952 NCAA regional basketball title. Dick Snider of the Topeka Capital and I approached Phog Allen at midcourt for some remarks.
Wrong message
February 2, 2002
Wrong message
February 2, 2002
To the editor: In his Jan. 16 column, “Fighting terrorism at its roots,” David Shribman quotes approvingly an assertion of the United States Institute of Peace that “The nature of the grievance matters,” arguing that these six words contain “the beginning of all wisdom about terrorism.”
World Briefs
February 2, 2002
London: Enron controversy spreads to Britain Geneva: Campaign tells males to shoulder more chores Netherlands: Tribunal agrees to hold one trial for Milosevic London: Statue unveiled amid controversy
World Briefs
February 2, 2002
London: Enron controversy spreads to Britain Geneva: Campaign tells males to shoulder more chores Netherlands: Tribunal agrees to hold one trial for Milosevic London: Statue unveiled amid controversy
Weddings
February 2, 2002
Marmon-Benoit Michael Renee Marmon and William L. Benoit, both of Eudora, were married June 23, 2001, in a garden ceremony at Kim’s Barn, Eudora, with Judge Jean Shepherd officiating.
Senior rider
February 2, 2002
To the editor: I have given up driving but not my independence.
Scouting news
February 2, 2002
Scouting news
February 2, 2002
Cub Scout Pack 3055, chartered by Westside Presbyterian Church of Lawrence, had its Arrow Light ceremony Jan. 15. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout badge or rank award that can be worn on a Boy Scout uniform. The following Webelos earned their Arrow of Light: Joshua Gore, Evan Taylor, Kiefer Gibler, Seth McCauley, Will Pellett, Taylor Zook, Raith Vincent, Zach Ortiz, Cody Janousek and Jake Miller.
Ralph James Dyer
February 2, 2002
On the record
February 2, 2002
KDOT-Baker deal
February 2, 2002
To the editor: I’m responding to Saturday’s front-page story about the sweet deal Baker University and KDOT cooked up. I’m infuriated by the arrogance and insensitivity of both these institutions as they plan to destroy up to 100 acres of the natural Haskell-Baker wetlands and bisect the entire wetlands ecosystem with a 32nd Street alignment for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Edwin C. Veer
February 2, 2002
Daniel services
February 2, 2002
Club news
February 2, 2002
Club news
February 2, 2002
The University Women’s Club will meet for a noon luncheon Thursday in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. Sandra Calvin Hastings, a professor of English at Johnson County Community College, will portray Emily Dickinson for the program. Club members may contact Vicki Occhipinti at 832-9130 for information regarding lunch and reservations.
An Ashcroft cover-up?
February 2, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday People who argue that there is no difference worth arguing about between the Democratic and Republican parties are usually the same ones who lull themselves to sleep chanting “they all do it” as a motto to express their political indifference.
Religion Briefs
February 2, 2002
Unity welcomes guest speaker Corpus Christi slates Masses FUMC plans blood drive St. Margaret’s to install vestry Trinity forum focuses on Pakistan Chili feed set at First Christian St. John’s to examine spirituality, healing St. James AME plans chili feed First Presbyterian slates meeting Guests to speak at Lawrence Aglow Unitarian Fellowship to discuss social issues Wesleyan plans youth pizza party
Religion Briefs
February 2, 2002
Unity welcomes guest speaker Corpus Christi slates Masses FUMC plans blood drive St. Margaret’s to install vestry Trinity forum focuses on Pakistan Chili feed set at First Christian St. John’s to examine spirituality, healing St. James AME plans chili feed First Presbyterian slates meeting Guests to speak at Lawrence Aglow Unitarian Fellowship to discuss social issues Wesleyan plans youth pizza party
Daily Ticker
February 2, 2002
Daily Ticker
February 2, 2002
Dow Industrials 12.74, 9,907.26
Around and about
February 2, 2002
David and Lorrie Butell, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Aaron Joseph Butell, born Jan. 22, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He has a brother, Austin, 4. Grandparents are Jim and Barbara Butell, Lawrence, and Jim and Betty Higgins, Lawrence. Great-grandmother is Helen Butell, Eudora.
Around and about
February 2, 2002
Q-school winner in lead
Perez tops Pebble Beach; Gogel seven back
February 2, 2002
Pat Perez, so sick that he thought about pulling out of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is starting to feel good about sticking around. With birdies on four of his last five holes on another picturesque day at Pebble Beach, Perez polished off a 7-under-par 65 and quickly built a four-stroke lead over Lee Janzen heading to the weekend.
Victim’s last words spark race for trademark
February 2, 2002
The foundation set up in the name of Sept. 11 hero Todd Beamer is racing to trademark his last known words “Let’s roll” and ensure that any money made off the phrase goes to the victims’ families.
Cuts not popular, senator tells group
February 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney The Kansas Senate won’t go along with plans to cut state spending in the current fiscal year, Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, predicted Friday. “I don’t think the votes are there to pass it,” she said, addressing a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce-sponsored legislative forum at the Hereford House restaurant, 4931 W. Sixth St.
Research plan eyed as leverage
Graves worries initiative may leave universities without other increased funds
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday hinted he may use a university research facility proposal favored by top lawmakers as a lever to win concessions on increasing funds to higher education.
Afghan factional warfare complicates U.S. mission
February 2, 2002
After a two-day battle that combatants said killed at least 61 people, people returned to homes and businesses in the capital of an eastern Afghan province where rival warlords are trying to exert control.
Manual foretells attacks on stadiums, skyscrapers, nuclear power plants
February 2, 2002
The instructions are simple but chilling: Attack sites with “high human intensity” like skyscrapers, nuclear plants and football stadiums. Pick targets of “sentimental value” like the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.
Royals go Dutch at today’s nuptials
Netherlands royalty has hard time keeping up ‘ordinary’ front with extraordinary bride
February 2, 2002
Once again, Europe is being treated to the storybook spectacle of a royal wedding: queens and princesses in regal finery, gilded carriages clattering over cobbled streets, adoring crowds paying tribute to their sovereign.
Humane Society sees post-holiday influx
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Please don’t give pets as Christmas gifts. That’s the message that employees at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., stress during each holiday season.
Ownership committee recommends approval of Marlins sale to Loria
February 2, 2002
Jeffrey Loria doesn’t have a signed agreement to buy the Florida Marlins from John Henry, but baseball’s ownership committee already has recommended approval of the sale.
NFL stresses security
League to take more precautions during season
February 2, 2002
Heading into Super Bowl weekend, the NFL has not received any warnings that Sunday’s game is at risk. “We have no credible threats, or none that have been brought to my attention,” commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Friday in his State of the NFL address.
Clinic rescheduled
February 2, 2002
The Little Lion Spirit Clinic performance scheduled during halftime of Friday night’s postponed Olathe East-Lawrence High girls basketball game has been rescheduled for halftime of next Tuesday’s KC Wyandotte-Lawrence High boys game.
6News video report: Cleanup begins on storm damage
February 2, 2002
Clear skies on Friday allowed homeowners to start cleanup of downed tree limbs.
LHS, Free State ready for one-day league meet
February 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus First-year Lawrence High boys swimming coach Alicia Jackson has lofty goals for her squad today at the Sunflower League meet at Chisholm Trail Junior High in Olathe. “I feel pretty confident that we’re going to finish in the top three,” Jackson said. “We’ll have all of our swimmers. Everybody is healthy and everybody will be there.”
KDOT-Baker deal
February 2, 2002
Jobless rate dips as unemployed halt searches
February 2, 2002
Nearly 1 million discouraged people suspended their job searches in January, producing an unexpected drop in the nation’s unemployment rate. Even though there are mounting signs of an economic recovery, economists expect the rate to rise again.
Lawrence resale shop to move, give psychic new life
February 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan A resale shop for maternity apparel and children’s clothes, toys and equipment is looking to double its weekend business by moving into a new home nearby. Second Chance Children’s Clothing, 15 W. Ninth St., this weekend will move across the street to 847 Mass., the former home of Bowen’s Hallmark.
Advertisers’ big play
Prices down, stakes high for spots in Sunday’s game
February 2, 2002
Cadillac tuned up a classic 1959 Eldorado and borrowed a 30-year-old rock anthem for its new Super Bowl ads. Pop star Britney Spears reprises Pepsi’s jingles dating as far back as the 1950s. And tax preparer H&R Block plays a version of an aptly named Beatles’ tune from 1966 in its first appearance in the big show.
Jordan’s king praises Bush’s ‘axis’ speech
February 2, 2002
King Abdullah II of Jordan blessed warmly President Bush’s attempt to divide the world’s nations into good and evil. “I endorse tremendously that view and that position,” the Arab monarch said Friday.
5 killed in gunbattle in Philippines
February 2, 2002
At least five Muslim guerrillas were killed Friday in a battle with Philippine troops on Basilan island, where two Americans and a Filipino nurse are being held hostage, a Philippine military commander said.
Stovall outlines anti-terrorism measures
Proposals expand death penalty, make surveillance easier
February 2, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall wants to expand the state’s death penalty law and secure more authority for her office and local prosecutors to investigate potential terrorists. But some legislators, including Senate President Dave Kerr, are skeptical that such measures are necessary.
Blue Cross ad blitz not biasing Sebelius
February 2, 2002
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius won’t be influenced by an advertising blitz sponsored by the state’s largest health insurer and its prospective buyer, a spokeswoman said.
PBS postgame to hit ads with ‘Mental Engineering’
February 2, 2002
Super Bowl postgame analysis this year won’t be confined to passing and tackling, but it will cover promoting and selling as well. “Super Commercials, a Mental Engineering Special” will be featured after the game on most PBS stations. The show is set to kickoff at 9:30 p.m. on KCPT and KTWU, channels 7 and 11 on Sunflower Broadband.
Records detail knowledge of Enron partnerships
February 2, 2002
Minutes of Enron board meetings show that chairman Ken Lay and other directors had detailed information over a period of years about the complex partnerships that kept hundreds of millions of dollars in debt off the company’s balance sheet.
Bush’s pension plan sparks debate
February 2, 2002
President Bush on Friday unveiled his plan to prevent future pension fund meltdowns, prompting an immediate political and economic debate about whether the changes were enough to keep workers from losing their life savings in future Enron Corp.-style debacles.
4-H & FCE News
February 2, 2002
Murder conviction is upheld
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison in the 1999 slaying of his 14-year-old sister-in-law near Oskaloosa.
Conflicting reports cloud reporter’s fate
February 2, 2002
Conflicting reports emerged Friday about the fate of reporter Daniel Pearl, with Pakistani police saying U.S. officials had received a ransom demand and a new e-mail claiming he had been killed.
Olympic security: Man gets 30 days in jail
February 2, 2002
A man who jumped a security fence at the Olympic Village pleaded guilty to trespassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail Friday. Sheldon Iver Goodman also was ordered to pay $2,500 and serve two years’ probation.
White Sox sign Lofton
February 2, 2002
Less than two weeks before the start of spring training, Kenny Lofton found a place to play. The six-time All-Star agreed Friday to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, a big rival of the Cleveland Indians Lofton’s team for nine of his 11 major league seasons.
Oklahoma next test for Kansas
Jayhawks still looking for first Big 12 victory
February 2, 2002
No team in Marian Washington’s 28 previous years as Kansas University women’s basketball coach has ever lost more than 17 games in a season. That number will be in jeopardy today. The 5-17 Jayhawks, losers of nine straight and 14 of their last 16, must tangle with the Big 12’s highest-ranked team, No. 4 Oklahoma.
World Online: Panorama - Kansas University West Campus Reservoir
February 2, 2002
Get a pre-Olympics primer on Mormon beliefs
February 2, 2002
Some frequently asked questions about The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints: What does “Mormon” mean? The term comes from the Book of Mormon, which church founder Joseph Smith claimed to translate from a set of golden plates he uncovered near his home in Palmyra, N.Y.
Oxford University scholar to address Orthodox Christianity
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Bishop Kallistos Ware, an internationally known scholar and lecturer on Eastern Christian spirituality, will give two talks about aspects of the Orthodox church Monday at Kansas University.
Olympic torch will shed light on Mormons
February 2, 2002
When the first Mormon settlers wandered into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they were on the run from public scrutiny, seeking to be left alone with their religion and polygamous lifestyle.
Taking the blame
Personal responsibility a common value for diverse faiths
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker It sometimes seems as if American society is a culture of unaccountability. When something goes wrong take the recent Enron bankruptcy scandal, for instance rare is the person who will step forward and accept full responsibility.
Anniversary
February 2, 2002
Sneegas Walter Sneegas and Ruth Kite-Sneegas, Beaumont, Tex., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on the beaches of Galveston Island, Tex.
Anniversary
February 2, 2002
Business Briefcase
February 2, 2002
Nike launches Air Jordan that comes in a briefcase Bankrupt retailer: Kmart expects to announce store closings by March 20 Earnings: Dow Corning reports loss in fourth-quarter, job cuts Economy: Manufacturing activity increases in Kansas, nation
Business Briefcase
February 2, 2002
Nike launches Air Jordan that comes in a briefcase Bankrupt retailer: Kmart expects to announce store closings by March 20 Earnings: Dow Corning reports loss in fourth-quarter, job cuts Economy: Manufacturing activity increases in Kansas, nation
Friends and neighbors
February 2, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 2, 2002
Lost in the leaves, twins Kaitlyn, left, and Kimberly Reusch, 9 months, enjoy their first Halloween dressed as pumpkins. Kaitlyn and Kimberly are the daughters of James Reusch and Amanda Moore, Lawrence. Millie Schonherr, their grandmother, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
February 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas news organizations are backing a reporter “shield law” that could be introduced next week in the Legislature. The law would strengthen protections journalists have to keep their sources and unpublished information secret from police, prosecutors and the courts.
Time to drop subject of plagiarism charge against Ambrose
February 2, 2002
Historian David McCullough says it’s time to “drop the subject” on accusations of plagiarism against his friend and fellow historian Steven Ambrose. McCullough, author of the biographies “John Adams” and “Truman,” said Friday at Kansas State University that he was baffled by the allegations against Ambrose that had emerged.
Briefly
February 2, 2002
Jerusalem: Sharon meets Palestinians, wants Bush to cut Arafat New York: Arab station severs CNN ties after airing of bin Laden tape Iran: Tehran’s prayer leader says Bush is ‘crazy’
Powell argues war on terrorism should include war on poverty
February 2, 2002
America can fight terrorism around the globe but can’t eliminate it without stopping the poverty and despair that helps create terrorists, participants said Friday on the second day of the World Economic Forum.
Wall Street Journal appeals to kidnappers for word of missing reporter
February 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 5:50 p.m.) The Wall Street Journal appealed Saturday to the kidnappers of reporter Daniel Pearl to show evidence that he is still alive after an all-night search of Karachi graveyards turned up nothing.
LHS, Free State ready for one-day league meet
February 2, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus First-year Lawrence High boys swimming coach Alicia Jackson has lofty goals for her squad today at the Sunflower League meet at Chisholm Trail Junior High in Olathe. “I feel pretty confident that we’re going to finish in the top three,” Jackson said. “We’ll have all of our swimmers. Everybody is healthy and everybody will be there.”
Humane Society sees post-holiday influx
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Please don’t give pets as Christmas gifts. That’s the message that employees at the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., stress during each holiday season.
World Online: Panorama Kansas University West Campus Reservoir
February 2, 2002
After many weeks of already unseasonably mild weather, northeast Kansas experienced record-breaking high temperatures over the weekend of Jan. 26 and 27. This did little to prepare the region for what has been described as the winter ice storm of the last 120 years. Though not hit as hard as the Kansas City area to the east, which peaked at 285,000 KCPL customers without electricity, Lawrence received its own severe glazing of ice. The inclement weather began on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 29. By the time the sun came up on the morning of Friday, Feb. 1, trees, fences and street lights were encased in a thick, shimmering glaze of sparkling ice.
Ralph James Dyer
February 2, 2002
Centropolis Graveside services for Ralph James Dyer, 91, Centropolis, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Union Cemetery, northwest of Centropolis. Mr. Dyer died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
s fate
February 2, 2002
Conflicting reports emerged Friday about the fate of reporter Daniel Pearl, with Pakistani police saying U.S. officials had received a ransom demand and a new e-mail claiming he had been killed.
Perez tops Pebble Beach
February 2, 2002
Pat Perez, so sick that he thought about pulling out of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is starting to feel good about sticking around. With birdies on four of his last five holes on another picturesque day at Pebble Beach, Perez polished off a 7-under-par 65 and quickly built a four-stroke lead over Lee Janzen heading to the weekend.
Records detail knowledge of Enron partnerships
February 2, 2002
Minutes of Enron board meetings show that chairman Ken Lay and other directors had detailed information over a period of years about the complex partnerships that kept hundreds of millions of dollars in debt off the company’s balance sheet.
Blue Cross ad blitz not biasing Sebelius
February 2, 2002
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius won’t be influenced by an advertising blitz sponsored by the state’s largest health insurer and its prospective buyer, a spokeswoman said.
5 killed in gunbattle in Philippines
February 2, 2002
At least five Muslim guerrillas were killed Friday in a battle with Philippine troops on Basilan island, where two Americans and a Filipino nurse are being held hostage, a Philippine military commander said.
speech
February 2, 2002
King Abdullah II of Jordan blessed warmly President Bush’s attempt to divide the world’s nations into good and evil. “I endorse tremendously that view and that position,” the Arab monarch said Friday.
Congressman brings funding hopes to Bert Nash, USD 497, public health
February 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter They weren’t hot checks. But neither was it cold cash that Congressman Dennis Moore brought to Lawrence on Friday. Moore, D-Kan., ended up delivering notes of caution along with $360,000 in ceremonial checks to Douglas County school and public health agencies.
February 2, 2002
Super Bowl postgame analysis this year won’t be confined to passing and tackling, but it will cover promoting and selling as well. “Super Commercials, a Mental Engineering Special” will be featured after the game on most PBS stations. The show is set to kickoff at 9:30 p.m. on KCPT and KTWU, channels 7 and 11 on Sunflower Broadband.
Lawrence resale shop to move, give psychic new life
February 2, 2002
By Mark Fagan A resale shop for maternity apparel and children’s clothes, toys and equipment is looking to double its weekend business by moving into a new home nearby. Second Chance Children’s Clothing, 15 W. Ninth St., this weekend will move across the street to 847 Mass., the former home of Bowen’s Hallmark.
Ryder charged with four felonies
February 2, 2002
Winona Ryder was charged Friday with four felony counts stemming from her shoplifting arrest at a Saks Fifth Avenue in December.
programs
February 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Missouri may have trouble peddling the Kenneth L. Lay Chair in International Economics. While Kansas University sports fans are relishing their basketball team’s recent romp past Missouri, KU academics also are enjoying the discomfort some MU officials seem to be experiencing as a result of the recent Enron megacompany collapse.
Cuts not popular, senator tells group
February 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney The Kansas Senate won’t go along with plans to cut state spending in the current fiscal year, Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, predicted Friday. “I don’t think the votes are there to pass it,” she said, addressing a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce-sponsored legislative forum at the Hereford House restaurant, 4931 W. Sixth St.
Edwin C. Veer
February 2, 2002
Services for Edwin C. Veer, 60, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m Monday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Burial will in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Veer died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at a friend’s home.
Daniel services
February 2, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Johnnie Daniel, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Daniel died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at his home.
Idaho first to repeal term limits
February 2, 2002
Idaho became the first state Friday to repeal its term limits, undoing a voter-approved measure that was enacted during the Republican high tide of 1994. Overriding a veto by Republican Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, the GOP-controlled Legislature took the law off the books and cleared the way for more than 150 county officials and the attorney general to run for re-election this year.
s last words spark race for trademark
February 2, 2002
The foundation set up in the name of Sept. 11 hero Todd Beamer is racing to trademark his last known words “Let’s roll” and ensure that any money made off the phrase goes to the victims’ families.
Police memorial moved for renovations
February 2, 2002
The Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial will be put in storage for a while because of the Statehouse restoration project, but it is to return to its site in a few years in bigger, stronger form.
6Sports video report: KU men looking to hit 26-0
February 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Jayhawks. The Buffs have not won in Lawrence since 1983.
Former Jayhawks to start
February 2, 2002
Rod Jones, who played for Kansas University from 1992 to 1995, will start at right offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Jayhawks still looking for first Big 12 victory
February 2, 2002
No team in Marian Washington’s 28 previous years as Kansas University women’s basketball coach has ever lost more than 17 games in a season. That number will be in jeopardy today. The 5-17 Jayhawks, losers of nine straight and 14 of their last 16, must tangle with the Big 12’s highest-ranked team, No. 4 Oklahoma.
Athletics director reflects on first six months at KU
February 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Friday marked the six-month anniversary of Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl’s first official day on the job with the Jayhawks. Journal-World sports writer Robert Sinclair recently sat down with Bohl, who reflected on the past six months, discussed the highs and lows, addressed the KU football coaching situation and looked ahead to the future.
Allen predicted 1952 title
February 2, 2002
Kansas had just whipped Saint Louis University 74-55 in Kansas City to win the 1952 NCAA regional basketball title. Dick Snider of the Topeka Capital and I approached Phog Allen at midcourt for some remarks.
State Briefs
February 2, 2002
High school students visit for KU Brass Day concert Kansan drowns in Mississippi KU East Asian studies gets grant to expand services Foundation pledges $1 million to recruit director of center
State Briefs
February 2, 2002
High school students visit for KU Brass Day concert Kansan drowns in Mississippi KU East Asian studies gets grant to expand services Foundation pledges $1 million to recruit director of center
NFL Briefs
February 2, 2002
Pace, Zgonina return to practice for Rams Raiders’ Russell arrested, booked for sexual assault Former Panthers aides named to Texans staff Bettis wins Payton Award Report: Favre out of Bowl Ex-Bear Hampton charged
6Sports video report: 1952 men’s team back in town
February 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the 50th reunion of the 1952 KU men’s basketball team. The members will be honored at halftime at Saturday’s game.
6Sports video report: KU men looking to hit 26-0
February 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Saturday’s game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Jayhawks. The Buffs have not won in Lawrence since 1983.
Campaign reform
February 2, 2002
To the editor: The League of Women Voters strongly supports the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill which will soon be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Society Calendar
February 2, 2002
Sunday The Celiac Sprue Association of the Greater Kansas City area, 2 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Education Center, Interstate 435 and State Line Road. For more information, call Pat Walker at (816) 220-1317.
FCE News
February 2, 2002
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Jan. 14. The meeting was called to order by Jim Ashcraft, president. Committees met during the meeting to brainstorm ideas for the year. The next meeting will be Feb. 11.
Allen predicted 1952 title
February 2, 2002
By Bill Mayer Kansas had just whipped Saint Louis University 74-55 in Kansas City to win the 1952 NCAA regional basketball title. Dick Snider of the Topeka Capital and I approached Phog Allen at midcourt for some remarks.
Baseball Briefs
February 2, 2002
Mariners’ Guillen agrees to $1.4 million contract Batista, Arizona agree A’s sign Jeremy Giambi Giants sign Martinez Tigers claim Monroe
Baseball Briefs
February 2, 2002
Mariners’ Guillen agrees to $1.4 million contract Batista, Arizona agree A’s sign Jeremy Giambi Giants sign Martinez Tigers claim Monroe
Big Easy ready for big game
February 2, 2002
Something about the Big Easy seems too easy this Super Bowl week. Easy to make a dinner reservation, easy to hail a taxicab in a rainstorm, easy to push through the crowd on Bourbon Street at 1 in the morning.
Recommendations due to regents by March
February 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A new committee studying planned tuition increases at Kansas University may have less time to do its work than members originally thought. Members had planned to submit their recommendations at the April meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents.
s pension plan sparks debate
February 2, 2002
President Bush on Friday unveiled his plan to prevent future pension fund meltdowns, prompting an immediate political and economic debate about whether the changes were enough to keep workers from losing their life savings in future Enron Corp.-style debacles.
League to take more precautions during season
February 2, 2002
Heading into Super Bowl weekend, the NFL has not received any warnings that Sunday’s game is at risk. “We have no credible threats, or none that have been brought to my attention,” commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Friday in his State of the NFL address.
Graves worries initiative may leave universities without other increased funds
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Friday hinted he may use a university research facility proposal favored by top lawmakers as a lever to win concessions on increasing funds to higher education.
Personal responsibility a common value for diverse faiths
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker It sometimes seems as if American society is a culture of unaccountability. When something goes wrong take the recent Enron bankruptcy scandal, for instance rare is the person who will step forward and accept full responsibility.
Olympic torch will shed light on Mormons
February 2, 2002
When the first Mormon settlers wandered into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they were on the run from public scrutiny, seeking to be left alone with their religion and polygamous lifestyle.
front with extraordinary bride
February 2, 2002
Once again, Europe is being treated to the storybook spectacle of a royal wedding: queens and princesses in regal finery, gilded carriages clattering over cobbled streets, adoring crowds paying tribute to their sovereign.
Olympic security: Man gets 30 days in jail
February 2, 2002
A man who jumped a security fence at the Olympic Village pleaded guilty to trespassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail Friday. Sheldon Iver Goodman also was ordered to pay $2,500 and serve two years’ probation.
Barton to honor Bechard
February 2, 2002
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard will be inducted into the Barton County Community College Sports Hall of Fame next month. Prior to coming to KU in 1998, Bechard spent 13 years at the Great Bend school, compiling a 92.3 winning percentage.
White House ordered to save Enron records
February 2, 2002
The Justice Department, drawing the White House into its criminal investigation of Enron Corp., ordered President Bush’s staff Friday to preserve documents relating to conversations with Enron executives about the energy company’s financial interests.
NCAA deals Alabama punishment
Crimson Tide banned from bowl games for two seasons; probation to last five years
February 2, 2002
The NCAA placed Alabama on five years’ probation Friday, jolting the program Bear Bryant built into a power with a two-year bowl ban and heavy scholarship reductions. The governing body said it considered giving the Crimson Tide the most severe punishment the death penalty under the repeat violator rules for a recruiting scandal in which boosters were accused of paying money for high school players.
Idaho first to repeal term limits
February 2, 2002
Idaho became the first state Friday to repeal its term limits, undoing a voter-approved measure that was enacted during the Republican high tide of 1994. Overriding a veto by Republican Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, the GOP-controlled Legislature took the law off the books and cleared the way for more than 150 county officials and the attorney general to run for re-election this year.
Cash-strapped Amtrak threatens to pull plug
February 2, 2002
Amtrak is threatening to eliminate train service to dozens of states in a dramatic maneuver aimed at pressuring Congress to double its support. The national passenger railroad said Friday it will discontinue an unspecified list of long-distance, overnight train service in October if Congress doesn’t give it $1.2 billion for the next budget year.
Former SLA members facing $1 million bail
February 2, 2002
A judge set bail at $1 million each Friday for two former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army who are charged with killing a woman during a 1975 bank heist. Five people testified during the two-hour hearing that William and Emily Harris, who are now divorced, had changed from their revolutionary past.
$9 million fine ordered for fraud
February 2, 2002
A federal judge on Friday ordered a now-defunct company in Richardson, Tex., to pay a $9 million fine within 3 1/2 years for what federal prosecutors had billed as the nation’s largest environmental-testing fraud case, in which more than 250,000 tests were in question.
Funding increase announced for Indian trust
February 2, 2002
President Bush will seek an additional $83.6 million next year to fix a mismanaged American Indian trust fund that has become a thorn in the Interior Department’s side, Secretary Gale Norton said Friday.
Storm unleashes fury on Northeast
February 2, 2002
A winter storm blamed for at least 20 deaths on Friday blew a double-barreled blast of snow and ice across the Northeast, leaving thousands without power and schools and businesses closed.
Powell argues war on terrorism should include war on poverty
February 2, 2002
America can fight terrorism around the globe but can’t eliminate it without stopping the poverty and despair that helps create terrorists, participants said Friday on the second day of the World Economic Forum.
Journalists backing ‘shield law’
February 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas news organizations are backing a reporter “shield law” that could be introduced next week in the Legislature. The law would strengthen protections journalists have to keep their sources and unpublished information secret from police, prosecutors and the courts.
Canseco weighs options, says he expects to find job
February 2, 2002
Jose Canseco is confident he’ll find a job in the major leagues this season. Canseco became a free agent after hitting .268 with 16 homers and 49 RBIs for the Chicago White Sox last season. Canseco said the White Sox are among several clubs he’s speaking to even though he can’t play for them until May 1.
LHS soph game called
February 2, 2002
Jayhawks were 28-3
Defense key for champs
February 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s 50-year reunion weekend for Kansas University’s 1952 NCAA men’s basketball championship team.
Healthcheck: Overexertions could lead to emergency room visit
February 2, 2002
Marta Costello reports on health hazards due to winter weather.
An Ashcroft cover-up?
February 2, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday People who argue that there is no difference worth arguing about between the Democratic and Republican parties are usually the same ones who lull themselves to sleep chanting “they all do it” as a motto to express their political indifference.
American values
February 2, 2002
Campaign reform
February 2, 2002
Senior rider
February 2, 2002
Enron contributions bought plenty
February 2, 2002
By Mark Shields Greed, sleaze and world-class selfishness characterize the implosion of Enron. In that outlaw outfit’s wake remain crushed employees and robbed investors.
World Company plan would expand city parking
February 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A plan to build a 750-space parking garage to serve northern areas of downtown will be up for preliminary discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lawrence City Commission. Commissioners will hear a proposal from The World Company, owner of the Lawrence Journal-World, for a $9.79 million expansion to the city-owned parking garage near the former Riverfront Mall.
Squeeze for time hits tuition committee
Recommendations due to regents by March
February 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A new committee studying planned tuition increases at Kansas University may have less time to do its work than members originally thought. Members had planned to submit their recommendations at the April meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Budget outlook grows darker
Shortfall may balloon to $500 million, governor warns
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State leaders said Friday that revenue problems are only getting worse and will require deeper budget cuts or bigger tax increases than previously anticipated. Perhaps both. “We are hundreds of millions of dollars under water,” Gov. Bill Graves said. “We cannot leave here without significant cuts to state government.
Outages continue to affect county
2,100 customers still without power after ice storm
February 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Willfred Eudaly, a 91-year-old Lawrence man who is blind and lives alone, relied on his natural gas fireplace, an old coat and “a lot of blankets” to stay warm on Friday. “If it wasn’t for this fireplace I’d be freezing my butt off,” Eudaly said.
Bohl looks back
Athletics director reflects on first six months at KU
February 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Friday marked the six-month anniversary of Kansas University athletics director Al Bohl’s first official day on the job with the Jayhawks. Journal-World sports writer Robert Sinclair recently sat down with Bohl, who reflected on the past six months, discussed the highs and lows, addressed the KU football coaching situation and looked ahead to the future.
Proposals expand death penalty, make surveillance easier
February 2, 2002
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall wants to expand the state’s death penalty law and secure more authority for her office and local prosecutors to investigate potential terrorists. But some legislators, including Senate President Dave Kerr, are skeptical that such measures are necessary.
Shortfall may balloon to $500 million, governor warns
February 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State leaders said Friday that revenue problems are only getting worse and will require deeper budget cuts or bigger tax increases than previously anticipated. Perhaps both. “We are hundreds of millions of dollars under water,” Gov. Bill Graves said. “We cannot leave here without significant cuts to state government.
Canseco weighs options, says he expects to find job
February 2, 2002
Jose Canseco is confident he’ll find a job in the major leagues this season. Canseco became a free agent after hitting .268 with 16 homers and 49 RBIs for the Chicago White Sox last season. Canseco said the White Sox are among several clubs he’s speaking to even though he can’t play for them until May 1.
$9 million fine ordered for fraud
February 2, 2002
A federal judge on Friday ordered a now-defunct company in Richardson, Tex., to pay a $9 million fine within 3 1/2 years for what federal prosecutors had billed as the nation’s largest environmental-testing fraud case, in which more than 250,000 tests were in question.
Afghan factional warfare complicates U.S. mission
February 2, 2002
After a two-day battle that combatants said killed at least 61 people, people returned to homes and businesses in the capital of an eastern Afghan province where rival warlords are trying to exert control.
Crimson Tide banned from bowl games for two seasons
February 2, 2002
The NCAA placed Alabama on five years’ probation Friday, jolting the program Bear Bryant built into a power with a two-year bowl ban and heavy scholarship reductions. The governing body said it considered giving the Crimson Tide the most severe punishment the death penalty under the repeat violator rules for a recruiting scandal in which boosters were accused of paying money for high school players.
s game
February 2, 2002
Cadillac tuned up a classic 1959 Eldorado and borrowed a 30-year-old rock anthem for its new Super Bowl ads. Pop star Britney Spears reprises Pepsi’s jingles dating as far back as the 1950s. And tax preparer H&R Block plays a version of an aptly named Beatles’ tune from 1966 in its first appearance in the big show.
Ownership committee recommends approval of Marlins sale to Loria
February 2, 2002
Jeffrey Loria doesn’t have a signed agreement to buy the Florida Marlins from John Henry, but baseball’s ownership committee already has recommended approval of the sale.
Jobless rate dips as unemployed halt searches
February 2, 2002
Nearly 1 million discouraged people suspended their job searches in January, producing an unexpected drop in the nation’s unemployment rate. Even though there are mounting signs of an economic recovery, economists expect the rate to rise again.
Enron contributions bought plenty
February 2, 2002
By Mark Shields Greed, sleaze and world-class selfishness characterize the implosion of Enron. In that outlaw outfit’s wake remain crushed employees and robbed investors.
Back education
February 2, 2002
To the editor: After reading the article “Possible school cuts opposed,” I am compelled to write and encourage Lawrence citizens who support education to do more. The education budget crisis does not begin and end with the Lawrence school board. We need to go to our state legislators to voice our concerns about education funding. It is still early in this session and the elected officials making the decisions need to hear from you!
6News video report: Cleanup begins on storm damage
February 2, 2002
Clear skies on Friday allowed homeowners to start cleanup of downed tree limbs.
Sound off
February 2, 2002
Recently, Kansas University posted a sign announcing construction of a new strength-training center to the north of Anschutz Sports Pavilion. The sign was posted behind a 40-foot-tall, long-needle pine, and now the tree has been cut down. Why did they place the sign where they did, obscured by the tree? KU spokesman Todd Cohen said: “The sign was placed where it was for maximum effect during football recruiting visits. The tree was slated for removal in April when construction for the new strength center project begins. The removal was accelerated to enhance the visibility of the sign during the interim. There will be considerable landscaping around the new facility, and new trees will be planted as part of the project.”
Storm unleashes fury on Northeast
February 2, 2002
A winter storm blamed for at least 20 deaths on Friday blew a double-barreled blast of snow and ice across the Northeast, leaving thousands without power and schools and businesses closed.
Former SLA members facing $1 million bail
February 2, 2002
A judge set bail at $1 million each Friday for two former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army who are charged with killing a woman during a 1975 bank heist. Five people testified during the two-hour hearing that William and Emily Harris, who are now divorced, had changed from their revolutionary past.
Slick shimmery stroll
February 2, 2002
A pedestrian on an early-morning walk took to the street in the 800 block of Ohio Street, avoiding the icy sidewalks and the surprises falling from iced-over trees. The street scene Friday was just one reminder of the week that brought one of the worst ice storms in Douglas County history.
White Sox sign Lofton
February 2, 2002
Less than two weeks before the start of spring training, Kenny Lofton found a place to play. The six-time All-Star agreed Friday to a $1.25 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, a big rival of the Cleveland Indians Lofton’s team for nine of his 11 major league seasons.
DePaul suspends three
February 2, 2002
Junior forward Sam Hoskin and sophomore point guard Imari Sawyer were suspended indefinitely Friday by DePaul’s basketball team, and senior center Lance Williams will sit out one game. The school said the trio violated athletics department academic policy.
Super Bowl, other events now attract super security
February 2, 2002
Washington Sunday’s Super Bowl and this month’s Winter Olympics will get thousands of federal agents and millions of federal dollars to prevent terrorist attacks. The new risk from terrorism and new federal help in fighting it have a lot of U.S. cities that host similar spectacles looking for a hand from Washington. It’s a problem for Homeland Security director Tom Ridge.
Manual foretells attacks on stadiums, skyscrapers, nuclear power plants
February 2, 2002
The instructions are simple but chilling: Attack sites with “high human intensity” like skyscrapers, nuclear plants and football stadiums. Pick targets of “sentimental value” like the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.
World Company plan would expand city parking
February 2, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A plan to build a 750-space parking garage to serve northern areas of downtown will be up for preliminary discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lawrence City Commission. Commissioners will hear a proposal from The World Company, owner of the Lawrence Journal-World, for a $9.79 million expansion to the city-owned parking garage near the former Riverfront Mall.
LHS soph game called
February 2, 2002
Today’s Lawrence High’s girls sophomore game at Kansas City (Mo.) St. Teresa has been called off because of inclement weather.
Oxford University scholar to address Orthodox Christianity
February 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Bishop Kallistos Ware, an internationally known scholar and lecturer on Eastern Christian spirituality, will give two talks about aspects of the Orthodox church Monday at Kansas University.
School uniforms help children learn standards
February 2, 2002
How do you feel about children wearing uniforms to school? How about schools having other dress codes and clothing requirements?
On the street
February 2, 2002
Asked at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway What can be done about parking downtown?
Russell shines in throw
February 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Already the Kansas University, Big 12 and Canadian record holder in the men’s 35-pound weight throw, KU senior Scott Russell came within two millimeters of setting the NCAA standard Friday.
Cash-strapped Amtrak threatens to pull plug
February 2, 2002
Amtrak is threatening to eliminate train service to dozens of states in a dramatic maneuver aimed at pressuring Congress to double its support. The national passenger railroad said Friday it will discontinue an unspecified list of long-distance, overnight train service in October if Congress doesn’t give it $1.2 billion for the next budget year.
Defense key for champs
February 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s 50-year reunion weekend for Kansas University’s 1952 NCAA men’s basketball championship team.
Births
February 2, 2002
Angela Eagle and Matt Griffin, Oskaloosa, a girl, Thursday.
On the record
February 2, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Engagements
February 2, 2002
Binggeli-Maier Charles and Sherrie Binggeli, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Reanee Binggeli to Bryan Scott Maier, both of Overland Park.
DePaul suspends three
February 2, 2002
Junior forward Sam Hoskin and sophomore point guard Imari Sawyer were suspended indefinitely Friday by DePaul’s basketball team, and senior center Lance Williams will sit out one game. The school said the trio violated athletics department academic policy.
Police memorial moved for renovations
February 2, 2002
The Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial will be put in storage for a while because of the Statehouse restoration project, but it is to return to its site in a few years in bigger, stronger form.
White House ordered to save Enron records
February 2, 2002
The Justice Department, drawing the White House into its criminal investigation of Enron Corp., ordered President Bush’s staff Friday to preserve documents relating to conversations with Enron executives about the energy company’s financial interests.
Oklahoma governor: Racial profiling has a role in preventing terrorism
February 2, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 5:51 p.m.) Some kinds of racial profiling are just what the country needs to track potential terrorists inside American borders and keep out those who have “mischief on their minds,” one governor told the country’s top terrorism prosecutor Saturday.
s forces re-arm for more fighting, reinforcing arguments for peacekeepers
February 2, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 12:22 p.m.) After burying their dead, tribal fighters with fresh stocks of guns and ammunition prepared Saturday for a second assault on an eastern Afghan provincial capital, where fighting last week killed at least 61 people.
Clinic rescheduled
February 2, 2002
The Little Lion Spirit Clinic performance scheduled during halftime of Friday night’s postponed Olathe East-Lawrence High girls basketball game has been rescheduled for halftime of next Tuesday’s KC Wyandotte-Lawrence High boys game.
Get a pre-Olympics primer on Mormon beliefs
February 2, 2002
Some frequently asked questions about The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints: What does “Mormon” mean? The term comes from the Book of Mormon, which church founder Joseph Smith claimed to translate from a set of golden plates he uncovered near his home in Palmyra, N.Y.
Local Briefs
February 2, 2002
Hillel Foundation sponsors traditional Shabbat dinner More than 100 Kansas University students gathered Friday night at the Kansas Union Ballroom to learn about Judaism. The first-ever Shabbat dinner, sponsored by the Hillel Foundation, was aimed at teaching fraternity and sorority members about the Jewish faith, though other students also were involved, said Lisa Raschke, associate director of Hillel. The traditional Jewish dinner, which is a time of reflection, also included a performance by Shiray Shabbat, a musical group that includes KU students, faculty and alumni. After the meal, Jewish comedian Joel Chasnoff performed. Sara Rubin, above, lights a candle representing day from night, during the Kabalat Shabbat ceremonies. She played host to a table of non-Jewish students who were invited to the event. ____________________________ Brain teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 3 This is one in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes, as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 3) Which relative of Langston Hughes was killed at Harpers Ferry? Answer to Friday’s question: Langston Hughes’ grandmother Mary Leary Langston. ____________________________ Redistricting: Graves favors district map that keeps Lawrence whole Topeka Gov. Bill Graves said Friday he would like Lawrence to remain whole in any congressional redistricting plan. An interim legislative committee, led by Republicans, has voted to split Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts. Lawrence is now in the 3rd District. But Graves, also a Republican, said he wants Johnson and Wyandotte counties to remain in the 3rd District and for Lawrence to remain whole. He said he has seen proposals that would put Lawrence in the 2nd District and also preserve Riley and Geary counties in the 2nd. “It’s not an unreasonable map,” he said. Lawmakers are redrawing district lines to accommodate population changes recorded by the census. ____________________________ Aging: KU Med Center plans studies of state’s elderly residents Kansas is one of the oldest states in the nation as far as the age of its residents, and Kansas University is at the forefront of trying to figure out the policy implications of that. Later this year, officials will release Kansas ElderCount, which will provide a county-by-county snapshot of the state’s elderly population and how they are doing. The project is led by Mercedes Bern-Klug, associate director of community education at the Landon Center on Aging at the KU Medical Center. She made the rounds recently of legislative committees to talk about the project. The findings of Kansas ElderCount will help lawmakers craft legislation to help seniors and disabled individuals. “We need to understand who the elderly are and their status in order to make sure resources are available for them to care for themselves,” state Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, said. The project’s Web site is www2.kumc.edu/coa/eldercount.
NFL Briefs
February 2, 2002
Pace, Zgonina return to practice for Rams Raiders’ Russell arrested, booked for sexual assault Former Panthers aides named to Texans staff Bettis wins Payton Award Report: Favre out of Bowl Ex-Bear Hampton charged
Weddings
February 2, 2002
Briefly
February 2, 2002
Jerusalem: Sharon meets Palestinians, wants Bush to cut Arafat New York: Arab station severs CNN ties after airing of bin Laden tape Iran: Tehran’s prayer leader says Bush is ‘crazy’
Ryder charged with four felonies
February 2, 2002
Winona Ryder was charged Friday with four felony counts stemming from her shoplifting arrest at a Saks Fifth Avenue in December.
Biographer McCullough stands by counterpart
Time to drop subject of plagiarism charge against Ambrose
February 2, 2002
Historian David McCullough says it’s time to “drop the subject” on accusations of plagiarism against his friend and fellow historian Steven Ambrose. McCullough, author of the biographies “John Adams” and “Truman,” said Friday at Kansas State University that he was baffled by the allegations against Ambrose that had emerged.
Capitalism blamed for Argentina’s fall
February 2, 2002
Held up for years as a shining example of free-market reforms, Argentina’s economic meltdown is being paraded at this year’s Social Forum as sad proof of the evils of unbridled global capitalism.
$360,000 promise to groups comes with cautionary caveat
Congressman brings funding hopes to Bert Nash, USD 497, public health
February 2, 2002
By Tim Carpenter They weren’t hot checks. But neither was it cold cash that Congressman Dennis Moore brought to Lawrence on Friday. Moore, D-Kan., ended up delivering notes of caution along with $360,000 in ceremonial checks to Douglas County school and public health agencies.
American values
February 2, 2002
To the editor: The events of Sept. 11 united the American people in a way not seen since World War II. At least, it did for awhile. While thousands lose their jobs, retirement plans, homes, and their entire future, (this is representative of just one Texas company), President Bush declares that the country has “never been stronger.” How can that be? America is in war, in debt and in trouble.
s team back in town
February 2, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the 50th reunion of the 1952 KU men’s basketball team. The members will be honored at halftime at Saturday’s game.
School uniforms help children learn standards
February 2, 2002
How do you feel about children wearing uniforms to school? How about schools having other dress codes and clothing requirements?
Honors’ programs
February 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Missouri may have trouble peddling the Kenneth L. Lay Chair in International Economics. While Kansas University sports fans are relishing their basketball team’s recent romp past Missouri, KU academics also are enjoying the discomfort some MU officials seem to be experiencing as a result of the recent Enron megacompany collapse.
s fall
February 2, 2002
Held up for years as a shining example of free-market reforms, Argentina’s economic meltdown is being paraded at this year’s Social Forum as sad proof of the evils of unbridled global capitalism.
Super Bowl, other events now attract super security
February 2, 2002
Slick shimmery stroll
February 2, 2002
A pedestrian on an early-morning walk took to the street in the 800 block of Ohio Street, avoiding the icy sidewalks and the surprises falling from iced-over trees. The street scene Friday was just one reminder of the week that brought one of the worst ice storms in Douglas County history.
People
February 2, 2002
Simpson lawyer sells film rights Actor jailed on probation violation Broadcast journalist saves a life
Back education
February 2, 2002
People
February 2, 2002
Simpson lawyer sells film rights Actor jailed on probation violation Broadcast journalist saves a life
Maya Angelou launches Hallmark line of cards, gifts
February 2, 2002
Hallmark: Birthday cards and wedding cards, friendship, graduation and get well messages, too. Maya Angelou: friend of Billie Holiday and Martin Luther King, celebrated poet who read at President Clinton’s first inauguration, author of the classic memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
Engagements
February 2, 2002
Buffs hope to change luck in fieldhouse
February 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Good at home, rotten on the road describes Colorado’s men’s basketball team. The Buffs (12-6, 3-4 Big 12) take a 1-5 road record including an 0-3 mark in league games into today’s 3:05 p.m. clash at Kansas (18-2, 7-0).
World Online report: Kansas crushes Colorado, 100-73
February 2, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:37 p.m.) Colorado came into today’s game seeking revenge for the 12-point Jayhawk win last month in Boulder. What they did not figure into their plans was the presence of the 1952 Kansas team, gathered today for its 50th anniversary of their NCAA Championship.
Maya Angelou launches Hallmark line of cards, gifts
February 2, 2002
Hallmark: Birthday cards and wedding cards, friendship, graduation and get well messages, too. Maya Angelou: friend of Billie Holiday and Martin Luther King, celebrated poet who read at President Clinton’s first inauguration, author of the classic memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
NBA Roundup: Wizards thump Hawks
February 2, 2002
Michael Jordan had 28 points and eight assists Friday night as the Washington Wizards survived a fourth-quarter rally to beat Atlanta 97-90, handing the Hawks their sixth straight loss.
Big Easy ready for big game
February 2, 2002
Something about the Big Easy seems too easy this Super Bowl week. Easy to make a dinner reservation, easy to hail a taxicab in a rainstorm, easy to push through the crowd on Bourbon Street at 1 in the morning.
Local Briefs
February 2, 2002
Hillel Foundation sponsors traditional Shabbat dinner More than 100 Kansas University students gathered Friday night at the Kansas Union Ballroom to learn about Judaism. The first-ever Shabbat dinner, sponsored by the Hillel Foundation, was aimed at teaching fraternity and sorority members about the Jewish faith, though other students also were involved, said Lisa Raschke, associate director of Hillel. The traditional Jewish dinner, which is a time of reflection, also included a performance by Shiray Shabbat, a musical group that includes KU students, faculty and alumni. After the meal, Jewish comedian Joel Chasnoff performed. Sara Rubin, above, lights a candle representing day from night, during the Kabalat Shabbat ceremonies. She played host to a table of non-Jewish students who were invited to the event. ____________________________ Brain teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 3 This is one in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes, as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 3) Which relative of Langston Hughes was killed at Harpers Ferry? Answer to Friday’s question: Langston Hughes’ grandmother Mary Leary Langston. ____________________________ Redistricting: Graves favors district map that keeps Lawrence whole Topeka Gov. Bill Graves said Friday he would like Lawrence to remain whole in any congressional redistricting plan. An interim legislative committee, led by Republicans, has voted to split Lawrence between the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts. Lawrence is now in the 3rd District. But Graves, also a Republican, said he wants Johnson and Wyandotte counties to remain in the 3rd District and for Lawrence to remain whole. He said he has seen proposals that would put Lawrence in the 2nd District and also preserve Riley and Geary counties in the 2nd. “It’s not an unreasonable map,” he said. Lawmakers are redrawing district lines to accommodate population changes recorded by the census. ____________________________ Aging: KU Med Center plans studies of state’s elderly residents Kansas is one of the oldest states in the nation as far as the age of its residents, and Kansas University is at the forefront of trying to figure out the policy implications of that. Later this year, officials will release Kansas ElderCount, which will provide a county-by-county snapshot of the state’s elderly population and how they are doing. The project is led by Mercedes Bern-Klug, associate director of community education at the Landon Center on Aging at the KU Medical Center. She made the rounds recently of legislative committees to talk about the project. The findings of Kansas ElderCount will help lawmakers craft legislation to help seniors and disabled individuals. “We need to understand who the elderly are and their status in order to make sure resources are available for them to care for themselves,” state Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, said. The project’s Web site is www2.kumc.edu/coa/eldercount.
2,100 customers still without power after ice storm
February 2, 2002
By Mike Belt Willfred Eudaly, a 91-year-old Lawrence man who is blind and lives alone, relied on his natural gas fireplace, an old coat and “a lot of blankets” to stay warm on Friday. “If it wasn’t for this fireplace I’d be freezing my butt off,” Eudaly said.
NBA Roundup: Wizards thump Hawks
February 2, 2002
Michael Jordan had 28 points and eight assists Friday night as the Washington Wizards survived a fourth-quarter rally to beat Atlanta 97-90, handing the Hawks their sixth straight loss.
Funding increase announced for Indian trust
February 2, 2002
President Bush will seek an additional $83.6 million next year to fix a mismanaged American Indian trust fund that has become a thorn in the Interior Department’s side, Secretary Gale Norton said Friday.
Healthcheck: Overexertions could lead to emergency room visit
February 2, 2002
Marta Costello reports on health hazards due to winter weather.
Former Jayhawks to start
February 2, 2002
Rod Jones, who played for Kansas University from 1992 to 1995, will start at right offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Russell shines in throw
February 2, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Already the Kansas University, Big 12 and Canadian record holder in the men’s 35-pound weight throw, KU senior Scott Russell came within two millimeters of setting the NCAA standard Friday.
Buffs hope to change luck in fieldhouse
February 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Good at home, rotten on the road describes Colorado’s men’s basketball team. The Buffs (12-6, 3-4 Big 12) take a 1-5 road record including an 0-3 mark in league games into today’s 3:05 p.m. clash at Kansas (18-2, 7-0).