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World Online report: Jayhawks extend Bramlage streak, 98-71
February 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 10:32 p.m.) Jim Wooldridge should get ejected more often. With 11:21 to go in the second half, the Kansas State coach objected to a no-call on the court and got a technical foul for his concern. Angered, he stormed out to center court where a second official gave him a second tech, automatically removing him from the game.
Bush calls for support of military spending increase
February 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:50 p.m.) On the day he submitted his new budget to Congress, President Bush called on lawmakers to rally behind his $48 billion increase for the Pentagon just as they’ve supported him in the war on terrorists.
World Online report: Small fire at Central Junior High under investigation
February 4, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 4:21 a.m.) Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators were trying Monday to determine when and how a fire started in the boiler room at Central Junior High School in Lawrence. Classes weren’t interrupted by the fire.
Pakistan government hopeful kidnapped reporter still alive
February 4, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:47 a.m.) Despite five days of silence from his captors, Pakistan’s government said Monday it remains hopeful that kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will be rescued alive.
Changes would help eliminate $426 million chasm
February 4, 2002
The Senate has scheduled a debate for Tuesday on bill-making changes in the current budget to help eliminate the expected $426 million chasm between state revenues and required spending for fiscal 2003, which starts July 1.
Mass. priests suspended amid sexual allegations
February 4, 2002
Parishioners at two Boston-area churches were stunned Sunday to learn their priests had been suspended as part of the Catholic Archdiocese’s efforts to root out priests accused of sexual misconduct.
Advocates: Topeka site has historic significance
February 4, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Constitution Hall in Topeka played a vital role in the development of Kansas as a free state. But through the years, the building in the 400 block of South Kansas Avenue in Topeka fell into disrepair. Now, the group Friends of the Free State Capitol is working to preserve the site of the territorial Free State Capitol and the first State Capitol of Kansas.
DeSoto looks for pot of gold in commercial development
February 4, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Although the DeSoto school district has seen double-digit growth the past four years, officials worry that area commercial development is lagging. “We’re just growing by leaps and bounds,” said Jack Deyoe, the district’s director of operations. “We’re still seeing growth in the Shawnee and Lenexa areas in the district and slower but consistent growth in DeSoto.”
Thomas torment
February 4, 2002
Bussing’ concern
February 4, 2002
Netanyahu finally being heard
February 4, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services If there were such things as prophets in our day, as there were in ancient times, former (and perhaps future) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be one. Last week, Netanyahu, whose grandfather was a rabbi, was in Washington sounding vindicated. For years he has been prophesying about terrorism but few would listen. Now everybody is listening.
Redistricting plan nears completion
February 4, 2002
House members spent last week negotiating over lines on a map as they continued reshaping their 125 districts for the next 10 years.
Jail offers opportunities to help
February 4, 2002
The following organization is looking for assistance from interested, qualified volunteers.
Immediate volunteer needs in Douglas County
February 4, 2002
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Ex-Enron chief won’t testify
February 4, 2002
Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay pulled out of this week’s scheduled congressional testimony on Sunday as members of Congress suggested he and other company executives engaged in widespread criminality. Enron’s chairman “cannot be expected to participate in a proceeding in which conclusions have been reached before Mr. Lay has been given an opportunity to be heard,” his attorney, Earl Silbert, said in letters to the Senate and House panels that were to hear from him.
Ignored sales tax loses state millions
February 4, 2002
By Dave Ranney Each year, thousands of Kansans buy sweaters from L.L. Bean, digital cameras from eBay.com or computer paper from Quill Office Supplies. None of these companies is in Kansas, so they’re not required to collect the state’s 4.9-cent sales tax. Instead, their Kansas customers are supposed to report their purchases to the state Department of Revenue within 30 days.
Super Bowl a patriotic thriller
Event much more than a championship match in wake of Sept. 11
February 4, 2002
A thrilling finish. A huge upset. Indeed, America got a Super Bowl that was worth all the fuss. The outside of the Superdome looked more like a military compound than a football stadium Sunday, complete with soldiers on the ground and sharpshooters on the roof.
Lawrence schools offer lessons in enrollment size
As district studies what makes a model elementary school, principals weigh in on small vs. large
February 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Riverside and Deerfield are public elementary schools in northwest Lawrence, but that’s where similarities end. Deerfield, the district’s enrollment heavyweight, serves 525 students in a large building on Lawrence Avenue with a staff of 70 people. Just about everything at Deerfield is four times as big as the district’s 125-student Riverside on North Iowa Street.
Honor roll
February 4, 2002
South Junior High School announces students who made honors during the 2001 fall semester. Those who made the Principal’s Honor Roll earned a 4.0 grade point average. Students who were named to the Honor Roll made a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA. Students who made Honorable Mention received a 3.0 to 3.49 GP..
Top 25 Roundup: Spartans stomp Illinois, 67-61
Michigan State’s Taylor suffers concussion after banging head on court in second half
February 4, 2002
Marcus Taylor carried Michigan State in the first half, and the Spartans managed to carry on without him down the stretch.
Beware of scams’ bite
Elderly especially susceptible to illegal telemarketers, lotteries
February 4, 2002
In the underworld of consumer scams, none are as heartbreaking as those that target the elderly. Just ask Keri Jones, an elder care specialist at Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas. Jones has a 77-year-old client who’s sent more than $100,000 in the past six years to foreign lotteries, hoping to hit the jackpot.
Beware of sweepstakes scam, Stovall advises
February 4, 2002
A fake sweepstakes lottery is making the rounds in Kansas, and at least one person already has lost $7,000 in the scam, Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said. Stovall said the scam goes like this: The victim receives a letter in the mail appearing to be a sweepstakes entry offering an opportunity to participate in a money-making lottery or contest from Canada.
What’s New
February 4, 2002
Palm i705 offers secure e-mail, Web access Towcheck will get you hitched without a hitch
All-women country band Mustang Sally has roots in blues, rock
February 4, 2002
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Faith Hill and Shania Twain must be feeling pretty flattered these days. After all, the country market is flooded with Faith and Shania clones who seem determined to copy as much as they can from Twain and Hill in the hopes of achieving similar success.
Black Hawk Down’ stays on top at theaters
February 4, 2002
A slow Super Bowl weekend at theaters helped lift “Black Hawk Down” to another box-office victory as the combat thriller took in $11.5 million to remain the No. 1 film for the third straight weekend.
School board member sets target at 300 students
February 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Mary Loveland is convinced the magic enrollment number for Lawrence elementary schools is 300.
Investigators expand kidnapping probe
February 4, 2002
With leads into Islamic extremist groups running dry, Pakistani investigators said Sunday they were expanding their search for the kidnappers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl into Karachi’s murky criminal underworld. The investigation has been complicated because of several e-mails purportedly from the kidnappers which police now believe were hoaxes. Late Sunday, police searched an eastern Karachi neighborhood from which e-mails believed genuine may have been sent.
Anti-terrorism program at risk
February 4, 2002
The Bush administration intends to cancel a $12 million program that helped police in California build an information-sharing computer network the FBI used to identify a suspected terrorist within hours of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to people familiar with the decision. Bush’s $2.13 trillion budget, to be announced today, includes no money in 2003 for the Commerce Department’s Technology Opportunity Program, called TOP, said people familiar with the proposal, speaking on condition of anonymity. A Commerce spokesman declined to discuss White House budget plans.
Israel sends mixed signals on peace effort
February 4, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has turned down a Palestinian request to ease travel restrictions and also dismissed a pledge by Yasser Arafat to stamp out Palestinian “terrorist groups.”
Mel Quisenberry
February 4, 2002
Valentine’s Day brings wide options for gifts
February 4, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports every week on consumer issues. This week’s topic: Valentine’s Day gifts.
Letter from principal to Central Junior High parents about fire
February 4, 2002
The following is a letter sent home Monday to Central Junior High School parents from Principal Ted Juneau about the investigation of a fire at the school.
Area briefs
February 4, 2002
Victim dies after hit by several automobiles Fort Riley soldier found fatally shot in street
Bernita B. Conner
February 4, 2002
Services for Bernita B. Conner, 78, rural Lawrence, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Conner died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at her home.
Briefcase
February 4, 2002
How to fit Valentine’s Day treats, gifts into a budget KU center offers seminar about managing a business Society providing seminar for property appraisals
Briefcase
February 4, 2002
How to fit Valentine’s Day treats, gifts into a budget KU center offers seminar about managing a business Society providing seminar for property appraisals
Dorothy Cohen Keltz
February 4, 2002
Dorothy Cohen Keltz
February 4, 2002
Services for Dorothy Cohen Keltz, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Mrs. Keltz died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at her home.
Florence Garber
February 4, 2002
Homeless respect
February 4, 2002
To the editor: My daughter and I were homeless at one time. I don’t feel that people should treat the homeless people like they are dirt. They don’t realize what it’s like to be homeless with nowhere to go, no money to eat on, no place to take a bath. We all like and love the homeless people. I work with homeless people. They are nice to work with.
Mel Quisenberry
February 4, 2002
Private services for Mel Quisenberry, 78, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mr. Quisenberry died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NBA briefs
February 4, 2002
O’Neal might rest assortment of injuries Camby placed on injured list Sixers’ McKie out until after break
NBA briefs
February 4, 2002
O’Neal might rest assortment of injuries Camby placed on injured list Sixers’ McKie out until after break
On the money
February 4, 2002
Dealing with the previous year’s income numbers at tax time is no easy task. But the wording that lies behind those figures can be equally well, taxing.
On the money
February 4, 2002
Dealing with the previous year’s income numbers at tax time is no easy task. But the wording that lies behind those figures can be equally well, taxing.
On the record
February 4, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
February 4, 2002
People
February 4, 2002
Mixing with Republicans Patron of the arts Queen Mum recovering Taliban captives undaunted
World briefs
February 4, 2002
Earthquake kills dozens Thousands participate in Bloody Sunday march Deadly clashes send thousands from homes Government completes slaughter of chickens
Horoscopes
February 4, 2002
World briefs
February 4, 2002
Earthquake kills dozens Thousands participate in Bloody Sunday march Deadly clashes send thousands from homes Government completes slaughter of chickens
Elderly especially susceptible to illegal telemarketers, lotteries
February 4, 2002
In the underworld of consumer scams, none are as heartbreaking as those that target the elderly. Just ask Keri Jones, an elder care specialist at Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas. Jones has a 77-year-old client who’s sent more than $100,000 in the past six years to foreign lotteries, hoping to hit the jackpot.
Mark O’Banion
February 4, 2002
No. 22 Tigers trip No. 8 Virginia, 81-77
February 4, 2002
Missouri answered some of the questions that arose after a humbling loss to archrival Kansas.
Walker, Pierce combine for 51 points against Clippers
February 4, 2002
This time, Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce made sure they didn’t give up the lead down the stretch.
Bull-riding event aids township firefighters
February 4, 2002
By Mike Belt When Jim Steadman was 8 years old, he watched as volunteer firefighters struggled with a fire that burned his home near Tribbey, Okla. His still-strong memory of that incident, along with the nation’s renewed focus on emergency services and those who provide them, moved him to action.
s Kansans relish rivalry
February 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas State didn’t beat Kansas last year at Bramlage Coliseum. But the Wildcats, who have dropped 22 straight overall to KU and 18 in a row in the Little Apple, did provide major resistance in a 77-65 setback.
Monarchy losing some of its magic
February 4, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Fifty years ago Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman was awakened in a hunting lodge a posh treehouse, actually in Kenya and told that her father had died. Therefore she was immediately Elizabeth II, sovereign. Tony Blair, the 10th prime minister of Elizabeth II’s reign, was not yet born when she ascended to the throne. Winston Churchill was then the first among her ministers. How much has changed since her June 1953 coronation? The decision to televise it was deeply controversial. Most television sets were in pubs, where, it was feared, decorum among the lower orders might lapse during the ceremony.
Pakistan government hopeful kidnapped reporter still alive
February 4, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:47 a.m.) Despite five days of silence from his captors, Pakistan’s government said Monday it remains hopeful that kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will be rescued alive.
Study: Fewer children lack health insurance
February 4, 2002
Children are increasingly likely to have health insurance as states continue signing them up for a government insurance program for children of the working poor, the government reported Sunday.
Philanthropists help higher ed
February 4, 2002
The nation’s top philanthropists continue to share hefty sums of their wealth despite the country’s recession and the stumbling stock market.
Thomas torment
February 4, 2002
To the editor: I sometimes wonder why I subject myself to the torment of reading Cal Thomas’ self-righteous, bigoted, nationalistic, and often neo-fascist columns. His ongoing attacks on liberals (apparently anyone who doesn’t think as he does) are about as far from his self-proclaimed Christian beliefs as one could get. In Cal’s perfect world there would be no left-of-center political party and the civil rights they defend.
s 48-yard field goal gives New England victory
February 4, 2002
The New England Patriots made this a Super Bowl to remember for all the right reasons. Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired, capping a thrilling final two minutes and giving the Patriots a 20-17 victory over the favored St. Louis Rams on a red, white and blue Sunday.
Briefly
February 4, 2002
Ridge says nuclear plants don’t need federalized guards 20 killed in assault on Abu Sayyaf camp Muslim cleric says detainees questioning, regretting acts Afghan warlords say they’ll hold fire for now
Molina case finally headed to trial
Former Evansville second baseman suing former Shocker pitcher for battery
February 4, 2002
Anthony Molina batted .300 or better each season for Evansville before he was beaned while standing on-deck during a game at Wichita State three years ago.
Big 12 Roundup: Mizzou bounces back
No. 22 Tigers trip No. 8 Virginia, 81-77
February 4, 2002
Missouri answered some of the questions that arose after a humbling loss to archrival Kansas.
Jack Sly
February 4, 2002
Notes
February 4, 2002
Kansas leads the all-time series with Kansas State, 161-88. The Jayhawks have won the last 22 meetings between the two teams. KU has won the last 18 meetings in Manhattan.
t testify
February 4, 2002
Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay pulled out of this week’s scheduled congressional testimony on Sunday as members of Congress suggested he and other company executives engaged in widespread criminality. Enron’s chairman “cannot be expected to participate in a proceeding in which conclusions have been reached before Mr. Lay has been given an opportunity to be heard,” his attorney, Earl Silbert, said in letters to the Senate and House panels that were to hear from him.
Popular demand keeps WTC exhibit from closing
February 4, 2002
A World Trade Center photography exhibit created after the Sept. 11 attacks has been trying to shut its doors since Thanksgiving, but cannot stop the hordes of viewers who demand it remain open.
Busing options
February 4, 2002
J-W Editorials Charging a fee for school bus transportation may be one of the easier budget-cutting measures Lawrence school board members will have to consider. It’s disappointing that the city and school district apparently won’t be able to work together formally to reduce the cost of transporting local children to school. However, an informal arrangement that allows more children and parents to take advantage of the city T system still seems to be a possibility.
Nation briefs
February 4, 2002
Medical group endorses homosexual adoption Roller coasters linked to risk of brain injury Bush asks lawyers to defer on tribunals
Local briefs
February 4, 2002
Cokie Roberts to accept: William Allen White prize ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts will speak Wednesday at Kansas University. Roberts will be in Lawrence to receive the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation. She will deliver a public lecture at 1:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Roberts has been chief congressional analyst for ABC News since 1998, contributing to World News Tonight and other news programs. She also is co-anchor of “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts” and is a news analyst for National Public Radio. Roberts also will attend a foundation luncheon and meet with students and faculty in the KU School of Journalism on Wednesday. The citation has been presented annually since 1950 to journalists who exemplify the ideals of William Allen White, the Emporia newspaper editor and publisher. ________ Severe weather: City’s power fully restored after devastating ice storm All power has been restored in the Lawrence area in the wake of last week’s ice storm, but about 13,000 Westar Energy customers remain without electricity, Westar reported Sunday afternoon. “As far as we’re aware, everywhere in the Lawrence area is restored,” said Cynthia McCarvel, spokeswoman for Westar Energy. If anyone is still without power, they should contact Westar at (800) LIGHTKS to report the outage. More than 1,000 crew members from Westar and from Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Midwest Energy of Kansas have worked round-the-clock since Tuesday to restore power, McCarvel said. The crews will continue working until all power is restored. Here are the major outages, and number of customers affected, as of 3 p.m. Sunday: Emporia/Eureka: 1,900 Olathe and Shawnee Mission: 4,500 Pittsburg/Ft. Scott: 600 Arkansas City: 3,700 Independence: 1,000 El Dorado: 1,000 Other scattered outages: 300 ________ Brain teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 5 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. 5) What famous Langston Hughes poem is based on a racial incident at a Lawrence park? Answer to Sunday’s question: Langston Hughes’ grandfather Charles Henry Langston. ________ Project funds: Cost for dam repairs may increase after hole detected Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will be urged to spend an additional $105,000 to repair a previously undetected hole in the Bowersock Dam. Construction crews currently working on the dam, which spans the Kansas River near Sixth and Massachusetts streets, found a 22-foot-wide hole that goes approximately half-way through the dam. The city’s engineers believe the 22-by-15-by-13-foot hole creates enough of a structural concern that commissioners should approve the extra money and instruct crews to repair the hole before this year’s spring rains, if possible. The addition would increase the total cost of the project to nearly $2 million, which is about $400,000 more than city officials originally estimated.
Philanthropists help higher ed
February 4, 2002
The nation’s top philanthropists continue to share hefty sums of their wealth despite the country’s recession and the stumbling stock market.
Investigators expand kidnapping probe
February 4, 2002
With leads into Islamic extremist groups running dry, Pakistani investigators said Sunday they were expanding their search for the kidnappers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl into Karachi’s murky criminal underworld. The investigation has been complicated because of several e-mails purportedly from the kidnappers which police now believe were hoaxes. Late Sunday, police searched an eastern Karachi neighborhood from which e-mails believed genuine may have been sent.
t good enough
February 4, 2002
By Dave Toplikar I picked it up on the second ring. “Dad, we’re still in town and the ‘Check Engine’ light came on again,” Katy’s voice said.
Teachers: Edison told about testing
Former Wichita faculty say they warned company about proctoring irregularities
February 4, 2002
Some former teachers at a public school that was privately run say they told company officials about testing irregularities months before the Wichita school district learned of the problems. The school board voted last week to take back Ingalls and Isely elementary schools from Edison Schools Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit manager of public schools.
Exhibit includes new dinosaur species
February 4, 2002
A dinosaur never before seen in North America is among the highlights of a prehistoric animal display at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The display, called “Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs,” opened Saturday and continues through May 5.
Commission pitches ideas for black history museum
February 4, 2002
U.S. Rep. John Lewis envisions a slave ship exhibit, depicting the passage from West Africa to America.
Nation briefs
February 4, 2002
Medical group endorses homosexual adoption Roller coasters linked to risk of brain injury Bush asks lawyers to defer on tribunals
Commission pitches ideas for black history museum
February 4, 2002
U.S. Rep. John Lewis envisions a slave ship exhibit, depicting the passage from West Africa to America.
World Forum focus shifts to longstanding trouble spots
February 4, 2002
The Middle East and Northern Ireland took center stage at the World Economic Forum on Sunday, as key players in two of the globe’s most intractable conflicts expressed hope that they could work toward peace.
Banion
February 4, 2002
Services for Mark E. O’Banion, 75, Pomona, are pending and will be announced by the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Mr. O’Banion died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at his home.
Jack Sly
February 4, 2002
Baldwin Services for Jack Sly, 81, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mr. Sly died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at his home.
Florence Garber
February 4, 2002
Services for Florence Garber, 99, Lawrence, will be at a later date at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Garber died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Turnovers costly for Rams
February 4, 2002
The one thing that slowed the St. Louis Rams’ offense this season was turnovers. The New England Patriots turned those giveaways into 17 points Sunday to help win their first Super Bowl. Ty Law ran back an interception 47 yards for the Patriots’ first points. Terrell Buckley went 15 yards with a fumble recovery to set up another touchdown. And Otis Smith ran another interception 30 yards, leading to a field goal in New England’s 20-17 victory.
Ignored sales tax loses state millions
February 4, 2002
By Dave Ranney Each year, thousands of Kansans buy sweaters from L.L. Bean, digital cameras from eBay.com or computer paper from Quill Office Supplies. None of these companies is in Kansas, so they’re not required to collect the state’s 4.9-cent sales tax. Instead, their Kansas customers are supposed to report their purchases to the state Department of Revenue within 30 days.
Letter from principal to Central Junior High parents about fire
February 4, 2002
The following is a letter sent home Monday to Central Junior High School parents from Principal Ted Juneau about the investigation of a fire at the school.
World Online report: Small fire at Central Junior High under investigation
February 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 5:05 p.m.) Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators were trying Monday to determine when and how a fire started in the boiler room at Central Junior High School in Lawrence. Classes weren’t interrupted by the fire.
Sound off
February 4, 2002
Is there a place to donate old eyeglasses and frames? Yes, most optometrists and opticians accept eyeglasses for recycling. Lions Club members accept them, too.
HCCI seeks funding assistance from city
February 4, 2002
City commissioners will hear a request from Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. to receive $13,109 in funding from the city’s general fund.
Advertising messages all over the field
February 4, 2002
A brewer’s famous Clydesdales appeared to mourn the losses at Ground Zero. Ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thanked America for supporting New York. A soda company and a carmaker reached wistfully 40 years into the past.
Israel sends mixed signals on peace effort
February 4, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has turned down a Palestinian request to ease travel restrictions and also dismissed a pledge by Yasser Arafat to stamp out Palestinian “terrorist groups.”
School board member sets target at 300 students
February 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Mary Loveland is convinced the magic enrollment number for Lawrence elementary schools is 300.
lacks historical content
February 4, 2002
“Masterpiece Theatre” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 50th anniversary on the throne with “Bertie & Elizabeth,” a historical romance about her parents, Albert, Duke of York (James Wilby, “Gosford Park”) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (Juliet Aubrey, “Middlemarch”). Albert, called Bertie by all, became England’s reluctant King George VI after his brother David (Charles Edwards), later King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry the scheming American Wallis Simpson (Amber Rose Sealey). A warning: “Bertie and Elizabeth” contains almost as many names, nicknames and titles as a Russian novel.
As district studies what makes a model elementary school, principals weigh in on small vs. large
February 4, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Riverside and Deerfield are public elementary schools in northwest Lawrence, but that’s where similarities end. Deerfield, the district’s enrollment heavyweight, serves 525 students in a large building on Lawrence Avenue with a staff of 70 people. Just about everything at Deerfield is four times as big as the district’s 125-student Riverside on North Iowa Street.
concern
February 4, 2002
To the editor: When I opened up the paper Wednesday, I saw red. It wasn’t the article on the president’s address. It wasn’t even the fact that budget concerns may force the high schools to do away with zero hour. (Please don’t!)
Busing options
February 4, 2002
J-W Editorials Charging a fee for school bus transportation may be one of the easier budget-cutting measures Lawrence school board members will have to consider. It’s disappointing that the city and school district apparently won’t be able to work together formally to reduce the cost of transporting local children to school. However, an informal arrangement that allows more children and parents to take advantage of the city T system still seems to be a possibility.
Former Wichita faculty say they warned company about proctoring irregularities
February 4, 2002
Some former teachers at a public school that was privately run say they told company officials about testing irregularities months before the Wichita school district learned of the problems. The school board voted last week to take back Ingalls and Isely elementary schools from Edison Schools Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit manager of public schools.
Former KU golfer rallies past faltering Perez to win Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 4, 2002
Redemption for Matt Gogel came in the right place Sunday at Pebble Beach, and it was just as stunning as his setback. Two years after he was victimized by Tiger Woods’ incredible comeback, Gogel holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when Pat Perez took a triple bogey on the final hole.
Kansan’s efforts bring Amazon crafts to city
Cooperative supports indigenous artisans
February 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Judy Logback went to the heart of the Amazon rain forest five years ago to teach environmental education to indigenous people. It didn’t take her long to realize that the Ecuadorean villagers already knew the value of the rain forest they call home.
Bull-riding event aids township firefighters
February 4, 2002
By Mike Belt When Jim Steadman was 8 years old, he watched as volunteer firefighters struggled with a fire that burned his home near Tribbey, Okla. His still-strong memory of that incident, along with the nation’s renewed focus on emergency services and those who provide them, moved him to action.
Monarchy losing some of its magic
February 4, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Fifty years ago Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman was awakened in a hunting lodge a posh treehouse, actually in Kenya and told that her father had died. Therefore she was immediately Elizabeth II, sovereign. Tony Blair, the 10th prime minister of Elizabeth II’s reign, was not yet born when she ascended to the throne. Winston Churchill was then the first among her ministers. How much has changed since her June 1953 coronation? The decision to televise it was deeply controversial. Most television sets were in pubs, where, it was feared, decorum among the lower orders might lapse during the ceremony.
Homeless respect
February 4, 2002
Bush’s touching call to service
February 4, 2002
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel Finally, a call for service, for sacrifice in this war against terrorism. But first, the tough talk.
Critical budget debate to begin this week
February 4, 2002
In good or even average financial times, legislators typically start making important budget decisions in late March or early April.
International team wins Rolex
Judd-powered Dallara rolls to victory at Daytona
February 4, 2002
Nobody had won the Rolex 24 from the pole in nine years, but Didier Theys just had a feeling the time was right.
Seeking to simplify
Newest devices aim to bring order to users’ busy lives
February 4, 2002
After years of introducing a confounding array of features that put consumers through the blinking 12:00 syndrome, makers of high-tech gadgetry are operating under a new premise: Less is more. As evidenced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, TVs are wider, flatter and thinner, while camcorders and digital cameras are shrinking so much they are nearly microscopic.
Auto answers: When ‘it could be anything’ isn’t good enough
February 4, 2002
By Dave Toplikar I picked it up on the second ring. “Dad, we’re still in town and the ‘Check Engine’ light came on again,” Katy’s voice said.
Bertie’ lacks historical content
February 4, 2002
“Masterpiece Theatre” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 50th anniversary on the throne with “Bertie & Elizabeth,” a historical romance about her parents, Albert, Duke of York (James Wilby, “Gosford Park”) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (Juliet Aubrey, “Middlemarch”). Albert, called Bertie by all, became England’s reluctant King George VI after his brother David (Charles Edwards), later King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry the scheming American Wallis Simpson (Amber Rose Sealey). A warning: “Bertie and Elizabeth” contains almost as many names, nicknames and titles as a Russian novel.
Sesame Street’ under reconstruction
Venerable children’s show getting biggest makeover in 33 years
February 4, 2002
Elmo and the “Sesame Street” gang are getting a makeover.
Popular demand keeps WTC exhibit from closing
February 4, 2002
A World Trade Center photography exhibit created after the Sept. 11 attacks has been trying to shut its doors since Thanksgiving, but cannot stop the hordes of viewers who demand it remain open.
Advertising messages all over the field
February 4, 2002
A brewer’s famous Clydesdales appeared to mourn the losses at Ground Zero. Ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thanked America for supporting New York. A soda company and a carmaker reached wistfully 40 years into the past.
HCCI seeks funding assistance from city
February 4, 2002
City commissioners will hear a request from Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. to receive $13,109 in funding from the city’s general fund.
Patriots prevail in thriller
Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal gives New England victory
February 4, 2002
The New England Patriots made this a Super Bowl to remember for all the right reasons. Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired, capping a thrilling final two minutes and giving the Patriots a 20-17 victory over the favored St. Louis Rams on a red, white and blue Sunday.
Turnovers costly for Rams
February 4, 2002
The one thing that slowed the St. Louis Rams’ offense this season was turnovers. The New England Patriots turned those giveaways into 17 points Sunday to help win their first Super Bowl. Ty Law ran back an interception 47 yards for the Patriots’ first points. Terrell Buckley went 15 yards with a fumble recovery to set up another touchdown. And Otis Smith ran another interception 30 yards, leading to a field goal in New England’s 20-17 victory.
Bernita B. Conner
February 4, 2002
Gogel claims first PGA victory
Former KU golfer rallies past faltering Perez to win Pebble Beach Pro-Am
February 4, 2002
Redemption for Matt Gogel came in the right place Sunday at Pebble Beach, and it was just as stunning as his setback. Two years after he was victimized by Tiger Woods’ incredible comeback, Gogel holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when Pat Perez took a triple bogey on the final hole.
NBA Roundup: Celtics’ skid ends
Walker, Pierce combine for 51 points against Clippers
February 4, 2002
This time, Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce made sure they didn’t give up the lead down the stretch.
Brady named Super Bowl MVP
February 4, 2002
The only thing spectacular about Tom Brady is his success.
Former Jayhawk sidelined
Injury-riddled offensive line hampers Warner’s efforts
February 4, 2002
St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rod Jones hurt his right side on Ty Law’s second-quarter interception return in the Super Bowl on Sunday night and missed the rest of the game.
Summerall’s 21-year run with Madden comes to end
February 4, 2002
On the first big play of the Super Bowl, it was undeniably clear why Pat Summerall became the quintessential play-by-play man and why his time as Fox’s lead NFL announcer was up.
Area briefs
February 4, 2002
Victim dies after hit by several automobiles Fort Riley soldier found fatally shot in street
s Day brings wide options for gifts
February 4, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports every week on consumer issues. This week’s topic: Valentine’s Day gifts.
Critical budget debate to begin this week
February 4, 2002
In good or even average financial times, legislators typically start making important budget decisions in late March or early April.
People
February 4, 2002
Mixing with Republicans Patron of the arts Queen Mum recovering Taliban captives undaunted
Former Evansville second baseman suing former Shocker pitcher for battery
February 4, 2002
Anthony Molina batted .300 or better each season for Evansville before he was beaned while standing on-deck during a game at Wichita State three years ago.
Netanyahu finally being heard
February 4, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services If there were such things as prophets in our day, as there were in ancient times, former (and perhaps future) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be one. Last week, Netanyahu, whose grandfather was a rabbi, was in Washington sounding vindicated. For years he has been prophesying about terrorism but few would listen. Now everybody is listening.
Congress taps road aid to finance pet projects
February 4, 2002
For the first time, members of Congress have dipped directly into a pot of highway money destined for the states to help pay for local projects dear to lawmakers.
busy lives
February 4, 2002
After years of introducing a confounding array of features that put consumers through the blinking 12:00 syndrome, makers of high-tech gadgetry are operating under a new premise: Less is more. As evidenced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, TVs are wider, flatter and thinner, while camcorders and digital cameras are shrinking so much they are nearly microscopic.
Brady named Super Bowl MVP
February 4, 2002
The only thing spectacular about Tom Brady is his success.
On the street
February 4, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library When do you plan to file your income taxes?
involvement in 401(k) advice heightened by Enron case
February 4, 2002
The Enron bankruptcy scandal has done one thing for sure. It has heightened the debate and possibly could change the law as to who can give advice to workers concerning how they invest money in their 401(k) plans. Currently, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act prohibits mutual funds, banks and insurance companies from providing investment advice to workers in retirement plans that such firms service.
s touching call to service
February 4, 2002
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel Finally, a call for service, for sacrifice in this war against terrorism. But first, the tough talk.
Event much more than a championship match in wake of Sept. 11
February 4, 2002
A thrilling finish. A huge upset. Indeed, America got a Super Bowl that was worth all the fuss. The outside of the Superdome looked more like a military compound than a football stadium Sunday, complete with soldiers on the ground and sharpshooters on the roof.
Horoscopes
February 4, 2002
For Monday, Feb. 4, 2002. Those with birthdays today: You have an innate sense of silliness and mirth. Others find you unusually light and fun this year. Still, you might be more conscious of your self-image at work. Keep your focus, or else you might accomplish very little this year. You have unusual charisma and charm, making anything possible. If single, you will be ready for a major relationship. By next year, you could be ready to tie the knot. If attached, your relationship will benefit from your buoyant and happy disposition. You will enjoy yourself and your sweetie like you never have before. SCORPIO pushes your buttons.
Cooperative supports indigenous artisans
February 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Judy Logback went to the heart of the Amazon rain forest five years ago to teach environmental education to indigenous people. It didn’t take her long to realize that the Ecuadorean villagers already knew the value of the rain forest they call home.
s show getting biggest makeover in 33 years
February 4, 2002
Elmo and the “Sesame Street” gang are getting a makeover.
Honor roll
February 4, 2002
South Junior High School announces students who made honors during the 2001 fall semester. Those who made the Principal’s Honor Roll earned a 4.0 grade point average. Students who were named to the Honor Roll made a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA. Students who made Honorable Mention received a 3.0 to 3.49 GP..
Not newsworthy
February 4, 2002
Not newsworthy
February 4, 2002
To the editor: The LHS girls’ basketball team won a thrilling game Friday, Jan. 25. The joy was cut short with the news of a player’s father’s death. The girls were devastated. The grief that the players, coaches, and parents were forced to deal with was exacerbated by your careless and callous coverage of the information surrounding that death. The information was not newsworthy.
Bush calls for support of military spending increase
February 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 12:50 p.m.) On the day he submitted his new budget to Congress, President Bush called on lawmakers to rally behind his $48 billion increase for the Pentagon just as they’ve supported him in the war on terrorists.
KU hopes to keep streak alive at KSU
February 4, 2002
By Gary Bedore Streak? What streak? “I don’t know how many times we’ve beaten them in a row. I just know we have not lost to K-State since I’ve been here,” Kansas junior forward Drew Gooden said Saturday, asked not about KU’s 26-game winning streak over Colorado in men’s basketball, but the Jayhawks’ 22-game win streak over rival Kansas State.
s Taylor suffers concussion after banging head on court in second half
February 4, 2002
Marcus Taylor carried Michigan State in the first half, and the Spartans managed to carry on without him down the stretch.
Briefly
February 4, 2002
Ridge says nuclear plants don’t need federalized guards 20 killed in assault on Abu Sayyaf camp Muslim cleric says detainees questioning, regretting acts Afghan warlords say they’ll hold fire for now
Judd-powered Dallara rolls to victory at Daytona
February 4, 2002
Nobody had won the Rolex 24 from the pole in nine years, but Didier Theys just had a feeling the time was right.
s 21-year run with Madden comes to end
February 4, 2002
On the first big play of the Super Bowl, it was undeniably clear why Pat Summerall became the quintessential play-by-play man and why his time as Fox’s lead NFL announcer was up.
s efforts
February 4, 2002
St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Rod Jones hurt his right side on Ty Law’s second-quarter interception return in the Super Bowl on Sunday night and missed the rest of the game.
World Online report: Jayhawks extend Bramlage streak, 98-71
February 4, 2002
(Updated Monday at 10:32 p.m.) Jim Wooldridge should get ejected more often. With 11:21 to go in the second half, the Kansas State coach objected to a no-call on the court and got a technical foul for his concern. Angered, he stormed out to center court where a second official gave him a second tech, automatically removing him from the game.
stays on top at theaters
February 4, 2002
A slow Super Bowl weekend at theaters helped lift “Black Hawk Down” to another box-office victory as the combat thriller took in $11.5 million to remain the No. 1 film for the third straight weekend.
All-women country band Mustang Sally has roots in blues, rock
February 4, 2002
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Faith Hill and Shania Twain must be feeling pretty flattered these days. After all, the country market is flooded with Faith and Shania clones who seem determined to copy as much as they can from Twain and Hill in the hopes of achieving similar success.
Beware of sweepstakes scam, Stovall advises
February 4, 2002
A fake sweepstakes lottery is making the rounds in Kansas, and at least one person already has lost $7,000 in the scam, Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said. Stovall said the scam goes like this: The victim receives a letter in the mail appearing to be a sweepstakes entry offering an opportunity to participate in a money-making lottery or contest from Canada.
Immediate volunteer needs in Douglas County
February 4, 2002
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Jail offers opportunities to help
February 4, 2002
The following organization is looking for assistance from interested, qualified volunteers.
Changes would help eliminate $426 million chasm
February 4, 2002
The Senate has scheduled a debate for Tuesday on bill-making changes in the current budget to help eliminate the expected $426 million chasm between state revenues and required spending for fiscal 2003, which starts July 1.
Redistricting plan nears completion
February 4, 2002
House members spent last week negotiating over lines on a map as they continued reshaping their 125 districts for the next 10 years.
Exhibit includes new dinosaur species
February 4, 2002
A dinosaur never before seen in North America is among the highlights of a prehistoric animal display at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The display, called “Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs,” opened Saturday and continues through May 5.
DeSoto looks for pot of gold in commercial development
February 4, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Although the DeSoto school district has seen double-digit growth the past four years, officials worry that area commercial development is lagging. “We’re just growing by leaps and bounds,” said Jack Deyoe, the district’s director of operations. “We’re still seeing growth in the Shawnee and Lenexa areas in the district and slower but consistent growth in DeSoto.”
Advocates: Topeka site has historic significance
February 4, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Constitution Hall in Topeka played a vital role in the development of Kansas as a free state. But through the years, the building in the 400 block of South Kansas Avenue in Topeka fell into disrepair. Now, the group Friends of the Free State Capitol is working to preserve the site of the territorial Free State Capitol and the first State Capitol of Kansas.
Mass. priests suspended amid sexual allegations
February 4, 2002
Parishioners at two Boston-area churches were stunned Sunday to learn their priests had been suspended as part of the Catholic Archdiocese’s efforts to root out priests accused of sexual misconduct.
Local briefs
February 4, 2002
Cokie Roberts to accept: William Allen White prize ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts will speak Wednesday at Kansas University. Roberts will be in Lawrence to receive the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation. She will deliver a public lecture at 1:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Roberts has been chief congressional analyst for ABC News since 1998, contributing to World News Tonight and other news programs. She also is co-anchor of “This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts” and is a news analyst for National Public Radio. Roberts also will attend a foundation luncheon and meet with students and faculty in the KU School of Journalism on Wednesday. The citation has been presented annually since 1950 to journalists who exemplify the ideals of William Allen White, the Emporia newspaper editor and publisher. ________ Severe weather: City’s power fully restored after devastating ice storm All power has been restored in the Lawrence area in the wake of last week’s ice storm, but about 13,000 Westar Energy customers remain without electricity, Westar reported Sunday afternoon. “As far as we’re aware, everywhere in the Lawrence area is restored,” said Cynthia McCarvel, spokeswoman for Westar Energy. If anyone is still without power, they should contact Westar at (800) LIGHTKS to report the outage. More than 1,000 crew members from Westar and from Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Midwest Energy of Kansas have worked round-the-clock since Tuesday to restore power, McCarvel said. The crews will continue working until all power is restored. Here are the major outages, and number of customers affected, as of 3 p.m. Sunday: Emporia/Eureka: 1,900 Olathe and Shawnee Mission: 4,500 Pittsburg/Ft. Scott: 600 Arkansas City: 3,700 Independence: 1,000 El Dorado: 1,000 Other scattered outages: 300 ________ Brain teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 5 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. 5) What famous Langston Hughes poem is based on a racial incident at a Lawrence park? Answer to Sunday’s question: Langston Hughes’ grandfather Charles Henry Langston. ________ Project funds: Cost for dam repairs may increase after hole detected Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will be urged to spend an additional $105,000 to repair a previously undetected hole in the Bowersock Dam. Construction crews currently working on the dam, which spans the Kansas River near Sixth and Massachusetts streets, found a 22-foot-wide hole that goes approximately half-way through the dam. The city’s engineers believe the 22-by-15-by-13-foot hole creates enough of a structural concern that commissioners should approve the extra money and instruct crews to repair the hole before this year’s spring rains, if possible. The addition would increase the total cost of the project to nearly $2 million, which is about $400,000 more than city officials originally estimated.
Anti-terrorism program at risk
February 4, 2002
The Bush administration intends to cancel a $12 million program that helped police in California build an information-sharing computer network the FBI used to identify a suspected terrorist within hours of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to people familiar with the decision. Bush’s $2.13 trillion budget, to be announced today, includes no money in 2003 for the Commerce Department’s Technology Opportunity Program, called TOP, said people familiar with the proposal, speaking on condition of anonymity. A Commerce spokesman declined to discuss White House budget plans.
Firms’ involvement in 401(k) advice heightened by Enron case
February 4, 2002
The Enron bankruptcy scandal has done one thing for sure. It has heightened the debate and possibly could change the law as to who can give advice to workers concerning how they invest money in their 401(k) plans. Currently, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act prohibits mutual funds, banks and insurance companies from providing investment advice to workers in retirement plans that such firms service.
s New
February 4, 2002
Palm i705 offers secure e-mail, Web access Towcheck will get you hitched without a hitch
Congress taps road aid to finance pet projects
February 4, 2002
For the first time, members of Congress have dipped directly into a pot of highway money destined for the states to help pay for local projects dear to lawmakers.
World Forum focus shifts to longstanding trouble spots
February 4, 2002
The Middle East and Northern Ireland took center stage at the World Economic Forum on Sunday, as key players in two of the globe’s most intractable conflicts expressed hope that they could work toward peace.
Study: Fewer children lack health insurance
February 4, 2002
Children are increasingly likely to have health insurance as states continue signing them up for a government insurance program for children of the working poor, the government reported Sunday.