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Lindh indicted, accused of conspiring to kill Americans
February 5, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:26 p.m.) A federal grand jury indicted John Walker Lindh on 10 charges Tuesday, alleging he was trained by Osama bin Laden’s network and then conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans.
Spending cut bill dies in Senate
February 5, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:37 p.m.) A bill that would cut state spending immediately is dead. Senate Republican leaders called off debate on the bill just hours before it was to begin Tuesday afternoon because they didn’t think the bill had enough support to pass.
Security force expands operations in volatile Afghan city
February 5, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 8:46 a.m.) MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan Members of a new security force under government control guarded main intersections and expanded patrols Tuesday under an accord by northern warlords to stabilize the potentially volatile city.
Jayhawks run streak over K-State to 23
February 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore For a minute, Jeff Boschee played dodgeball, not basketball, on Monday night at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum. “I almost got hit by a thing of Chapstick,” the KU senior guard said after the Jayhawks’ emotion-filled 98-71 men’s hoops victory over Kansas State. “Somebody threw a penny. I was thinking about picking it up for good luck.”
6Sports video reports: Haskell women struggle
February 5, 2002
The Lady Indians had the lead for most of the game, but the College of St. Mary overtook them in the end.
To Hell and back with a punk-rock icon
February 5, 2002
Richard Hell swears he doesn’t have trust “issues” with people. “To me, it’s not an ‘issue,”’ says the punk-rock icon with a laugh that borders on maniacal. “Because I don’t trust ‘em. I don’t trust anybody enough to tell them secrets about myself.”
Security force expands operations in volatile Afghan city
February 5, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 8:46 a.m.) MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan  Members of a new security force under government control guarded main intersections and expanded patrols Tuesday under an accord by northern warlords to stabilize the potentially volatile city.
Convenience available online, but Lawrence florists warn of fees
February 5, 2002
By Karen Palermo Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, is a day for lovers to express their love and renew their commitment. Not surprisingly, it’s also among the largest flower-giving occasions of the year. But those quick purchases online  with the likes of 1-800 Flowers, Teleflora, and FTD  don’t always offer the best deal.
Horoscopes
February 5, 2002
For Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002: Those with birthdays today: You greet success as long as you maintain a highly intellectual perspective. Logic works where a demonstration of passion could be a problem this year. Many of your goals and friendships change as a result. Review what is important and think in terms of growth. If single, you will decide to change your status; you are likely to find the right person. If attached, your relationship might need some reorientation, as you will transform in many realms. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
t create new hog farm regulations
February 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners Monday were told state law lets them to do little to more strictly regulate hog farming in the county, no matter how much hog farm neighbors might complain.
M bonfire to remain on hold this year
February 5, 2002
Texas A&M University’s nearly century-old bonfire tradition — on hold since a deadly collapse in 1999 — will not be resurrected this fall, the school’s president said Monday. “I’m still determined that the horror of that day will never visit our campus again,” President Ray Bowen said.
Nervous fan
February 5, 2002
To the editor When I used to watch Kansas University basketball games at Hoch Auditorium as a child, I would feel OK as long as KU had twice as many points as its opponents. If KU’s lead was less than that, I would feel tense and uncomfortable. As you can imagine, the only times I would feel OK would be at the beginning of the games, since scores of 10 to 5, 20 to 10, and maybe even 30 to 15 were not unusual in those Phog Allen days. But it never did stay that way until the end of the games, and it still never does at Allen Fieldhouse, either, much to my discomfort and tension, because I still haven’t gotten rid of the Twice-Their-Score Syndrome.
Program cuts, projected deficit sure to spark election-year fight
February 5, 2002
President Bush proposed a $2.13 trillion budget on Monday that pumps billions into the war on terrorism but challenges Congress by reining in resurgent deficits through cuts to job training, highways and scores of other programs.
Flood-control funds dry up for Kansas
February 5, 2002
Pinched by soaring defense costs, a budget deficit and tax cuts, President Bush’s budget proposal would rein in spending on projects in Kansas and other states. Unveiled Monday, Bush’s budget for next year would mean less government money for flood control and for construction at U.S. military bases, which channel millions of dollars each year into the state’s economy.
Sound off
February 5, 2002
Who decides whether a Kansas University employee is “essential” or “nonessential” on snow days? Lynn Bretz, director of university relations, said the decision is made by supervisors in each working unit. She said “essential” employees typically perform necessary student and staff safety or service functions. Also, some administrators are needed for snow days.
Nellie K. Fischer
February 5, 2002
Services for Nellie K. Fischer, 90, Lawrence, formerly of Tonganoxie, are pending and will be announced by Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. She died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
KU guard ties career high with 26 points
February 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich is on fire from three-point land. “Shooting the ball  I’ve been feeling it for a while now. The basket is really big,” Hinrich, Kansas University’s junior guard, said after tying a career high with 26 points off 4-of-5 three-point shooting in Kansas’ 98-71 victory over Kansas State on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
Feminists find a friend in White House
February 5, 2002
By Jodi Enda Knight Ridder Newspapers When President Bush took up residency in the White House last year, advocates for women’s rights were certain they heard the door slam shut behind him. But now Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, walks right in.
Committees to subpoena former Enron chairman
February 5, 2002
Congressional committees took steps Monday to subpoena Enron’s no-show former chairman, while the Justice Department rejected a Democratic call for a special prosecutor to investigate the collapse of his energy-trading company.
World Economic Forum wraps up after 5 days of swanky parties, serious talk
February 5, 2002
Presidents, kings and moguls wrapped up five days of high-powered parties, serious elbow-rubbing and weighty discussions on Monday on how to stop terrorism, resolve long-standing international conflicts and ease grinding poverty.
Homosexual, heterosexual acts can be treated differently, judges say
February 5, 2002
The state Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a Kansas law punishing young adults who have sex with underage partners more harshly if those partners are of the same gender.
Quisenberry services
February 5, 2002
Private family services for Mel Quisenberry, 78, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mr. Quisenberry died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Daily Ticker
February 5, 2002
Dow Industrials Â220.17, 9,687.09
New mayor sets tone of informality in New York
February 5, 2002
On a slate gray morning, a man in a tan overcoat stepped into a crowded subway car, coffee in hand, pushing to make room. It is a scene repeated countless times a day, but this one was noteworthy because the man was Michael Bloomberg, New York’s new billionaire mayor.
Allies have few encouraging words as U.S. debates plans for Iraq
February 5, 2002
Allies who strongly support the war on terror are squirming as the Bush administration debates whether Iraq should be the next target. Russia, the Europeans and Arabs even NATO all have made clear they won’t necessarily support military attacks on Iraq.
Bar association: Congress has say in tribunals
February 5, 2002
The nation’s largest lawyers’ group defied the Bush administration Monday, recommending Congress have a say in establishing any military tribunals used to try terrorists and that defendants be given extensive legal protections.
Journal editor seeks dialogue with kidnappers of reporter
February 5, 2002
After a series of hoax e-mails, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal issued an open letter Monday to the group he believes responsible for the kidnapping of reporter Daniel Pearl, asking for a private dialogue to “address your concerns.”
E. Lee Raines
February 5, 2002
E. Lorena Meisenheimer
February 5, 2002
Amelie’ receives record 13 nominations for French awards
February 5, 2002
The quick, quirky romantic comedy “Amelie” collected a record 13 nominations on Monday for the Cesars, France’s version of the Academy Awards. Already the top-grossing French film ever in the United States, “Amelie” also is expected to be a leading candidate for best foreign language film when Academy Award nominations are announced Feb. 12.
PBS passes secrets of past
Documentary features Cold War codebreakers, atomic spies
February 5, 2002
Theodore Hall was a brilliant young man. He was admitted to Harvard University at age 16, and two years later became the youngest physicist to work on America’s ultrasecret project to develop a nuclear bomb.
Legislators tackle test questions
Sample assessments spark debate regarding frequency of testing
February 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild If state legislators took a test designed for Kansas junior high and high school students and didn’t have to reveal their scores, would they:
NASA to launch probe to study solar explosions
February 5, 2002
A long-delayed NASA probe designed to study the solar system’s most powerful explosions is scheduled for launch this afternoon. The High Energy Spectroscopic Imager, dubbed HESSI for short, will spend two years analyzing the massive flares periodically belched outward by the sun.
Breast cancer treatment uses radioactive ‘seeds’ to attack tumors
Process reduces radiation time, allows conservation without disfigurement
February 5, 2002
Learning she had breast cancer was bad enough for 40-year-old Miriam Norton. Almost as troubling was the burden of six weeks of radiation treatment. The mother of two young children didn’t like the idea of exposing her entire breast to radiation and feared the disruption and mental an-guish in-volved with more than a month of therapy.
Informed abortion choice?
February 5, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The Bush Administration and a Florida congressman made proposals last week that most reasonable people might think will help pregnant women and their babies, but in the era of abortion politics are seen by some as a “threat” to abortion rights.
Bush repeats economic error
February 5, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times Sometimes an idea gets repeated so often that we become numb to it. We begin to assume it’s true, even if it’s not. Case in point: George W. Bush isn’t going to repeat his father’s mistake and appear indifferent to a troubled economy.
TiVo: Spears topped game
February 5, 2002
The results are in from the digital video recorder set: Britney Spears beat the action on the field in the Super Bowl instant replay stakes. While millions of Americans watched New England beat St. Louis in Sunday’s Super Bowl, TiVo Inc. was monitoring the viewing habits of 10,000 of its 280,000 subscribers.
Nervous fan
February 5, 2002
Volunteers offer filing assistance
February 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan Jack Connolly and 15 of his friends want to do your taxes. And all you have to do is ask. “We’re ready to go,” he said. Beginning today, Connolly and his fellow tax-counseling volunteers will set up inside the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., to help people file their income taxes.
Spending plan puts Bush on defensive
Program cuts, projected deficit sure to spark election-year fight
February 5, 2002
President Bush proposed a $2.13 trillion budget on Monday that pumps billions into the war on terrorism but challenges Congress by reining in resurgent deficits through cuts to job training, highways and scores of other programs.
Disaster threshold not met in county
Losses estimated in hundreds of thousands, but pale in relation to K.C. metro area
February 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Last week’s ice storm cost governments in Douglas and Franklin counties at least $600,000, officials said Monday, and that number doesn’t include private property damages or overtime paid to emergency officials.
Ratings unchanged from ‘01
February 5, 2002
Apparently, a tight game, thrilling finish and major stunner don’t guarantee a Super Bowl ratings bonanza. Not that Fox is complaining. The network’s telecast of the New England Patriots’ 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday night registered exactly the same numbers as last year’s game: a 40.4 national rating and 61 share.
Flowers offer virtual choices
Convenience available online, but Lawrence florists warn of fees
February 5, 2002
By Karen Palermo Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, is a day for lovers to express their love and renew their commitment. Not surprisingly, it’s also among the largest flower-giving occasions of the year. But those quick purchases online with the likes of 1-800 Flowers, Teleflora, and FTD don’t always offer the best deal.
KSU coach: T ‘unfortunate’
Technical sparked run, but it was too little too late
February 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Jim Wooldridge didn’t want to talk about his two technical fouls. Not at first, anyway. “All I can say is it’s unfortunate uh, I can’t say anything,” Wooldridge remarked after spending the last 11:21 in the Kansas State locker room following his ejection.
Flood-control funds dry up for Kansas
February 5, 2002
Pinched by soaring defense costs, a budget deficit and tax cuts, President Bush’s budget proposal would rein in spending on projects in Kansas and other states. Unveiled Monday, Bush’s budget for next year would mean less government money for flood control and for construction at U.S. military bases, which channel millions of dollars each year into the state’s economy.
School consolidation plan a volatile subject
February 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Rep. William Mason rolled a political hand grenade Monday into the House Education Committee room. And fellow committee members agreed they would consider his potentially explosive plan for consolidating Kansas school districts.
School consolidation plan a volatile subject
February 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Rep. William Mason rolled a political hand grenade Monday into the House Education Committee room. And fellow committee members agreed they would consider his potentially explosive plan for consolidating Kansas school districts.
Births
February 5, 2002
 Jerry and Ramona Landers, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.  Crystal Elder, Baldwin, a boy, Sunday.
Journal editor seeks dialogue with kidnappers of reporter
February 5, 2002
After a series of hoax e-mails, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal issued an open letter Monday to the group he believes responsible for the kidnapping of reporter Daniel Pearl, asking for a private dialogue to “address your concerns.”
Brady meets Mr. Mouse
February 5, 2002
Super Bowl most valuable player Tom Brady rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade at Disney’s MGM Studios on Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Brady led the Patriots to a stunning 20-17 victory over the Rams on Sunday in New Orleans.
Sister City Program offers international experiences
February 5, 2002
By Ginny Armstrong For Lawrence students, the three-hour bus ride from Tokyo to Hiratsuka, Japan, offers a view that’s different from any in their hometown. They see mountains and hills, rolling green pastures and the Pacific Ocean.
E. Lee Raines
February 5, 2002
Wichita  Services for E. Lee Raines, 102, Wichita, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at University Friends Church, Wichita. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wild Horse Cemetery, McLouth. Mr. Raines died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at his home.
Jack Sly Jr.
February 5, 2002
Briefly
February 5, 2002
 Afghanistan: Search for Mullah Omar can’t pin down Taliban leader  Afghanistan: Planned militia withdrawal clears way for security force  Pakistan: Musharraf again offers to open Kashmir talks
Allies have few encouraging words as U.S. debates plans for Iraq
February 5, 2002
Allies who strongly support the war on terror are squirming as the Bush administration debates whether Iraq should be the next target. Russia, the Europeans and Arabs  even NATO  all have made clear they won’t necessarily support military attacks on Iraq.
Commodities
February 5, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.04. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.04. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.04. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.06. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.09. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.09.
Process reduces radiation time, allows conservation without disfigurement
February 5, 2002
Learning she had breast cancer was bad enough for 40-year-old Miriam Norton. Almost as troubling was the burden of six weeks of radiation treatment. The mother of two young children didn’t like the idea of exposing her entire breast to radiation and feared the disruption and mental an-guish in-volved with more than a month of therapy.
concerns
February 5, 2002
Some parents and advocates for the disabled and mentally ill are concerned about a bill allowing a state agency to impose fees for services to children. The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services wants the authority because of the state’s financial problems.
Redistricting committee considering six maps
February 5, 2002
A Senate committee redrawing Kansas’ four congressional districts now has six proposed maps to consider. At a hearing Monday, no members of the Senate Reapportionment Committee expressed support for a map created by a 34-member legislative panel that spent months gathering public opinion.
Losses estimated in hundreds of thousands, but pale in relation to K.C. metro area
February 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis Last week’s ice storm cost governments in Douglas and Franklin counties at least $600,000, officials said Monday, and that number doesn’t include private property damages or overtime paid to emergency officials.
On the street
February 5, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is your favorite Olympic sport?
NBA Roundup: Nets win clash of top teams
February 5, 2002
No matter how Byron Scott tried to modify it, the Kings-Nets game was best described with one word. “It was a little ‘Wow,”’ Scott said after the New Jersey Nets dealt the Sacramento Kings their worst loss of the season Monday night, 117-83 in a matchup of the top teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences.
TBS lands Big 12, Pac-10
February 5, 2002
TBS acquired the rights to Saturday night Pac-10 and Big 12 football games starting next season from Fox Sports Net on Monday. The five-year deal covers 11 games per season through 2006.
Jack Sly Jr.
February 5, 2002
Baldwin  Memorial services for Jack Sly Jr., 81, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Sly died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at his home.
Willard B. Lewis
February 5, 2002
Topeka  Services for William B. Lewis, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Lewis died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at his home.
TiVo: Spears topped game
February 5, 2002
The results are in from the digital video recorder set: Britney Spears beat the action on the field in the Super Bowl instant replay stakes. While millions of Americans watched New England beat St. Louis in Sunday’s Super Bowl, TiVo Inc. was monitoring the viewing habits of 10,000 of its 280,000 subscribers.
Area Briefs
February 5, 2002
 Police make five arrests in counterfeit bill incidents  Oread neighbors to meet  Comedy team to perform juggling, mime, improvisation  Student groups to perform at Brown Bag concerts  Kansas to receive grants to enhance park sites  Books jackets on display at University Press exhibit
Democrats see political weapons in proposed budget
February 5, 2002
As Democrats leaf through the 2,700 or so pages of President Bush’s proposed budget, they see more than charts and numbers they see potential political weapons.
Doctors debate moving heart-shocking defibrillators home
February 5, 2002
You can be walking around normally when your heart suddenly stops beating. It takes a mere five seconds to lose consciousness. In 20 seconds, your brain shows it’s losing oxygen your eyes roll back and your arms and legs twitch. In 10 minutes, you’ll be dead.
Nellie K. Fischer
February 5, 2002
Brady meets Mr. Mouse
February 5, 2002
Super Bowl most valuable player Tom Brady rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade at Disney’s MGM Studios on Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Brady led the Patriots to a stunning 20-17 victory over the Rams on Sunday in New Orleans.
NBA Roundup: Nets win clash of top teams
February 5, 2002
No matter how Byron Scott tried to modify it, the Kings-Nets game was best described with one word. “It was a little ‘Wow,”’ Scott said after the New Jersey Nets dealt the Sacramento Kings their worst loss of the season Monday night, 117-83 in a matchup of the top teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences.
Committees to subpoena former Enron chairman
February 5, 2002
Congressional committees took steps Monday to subpoena Enron’s no-show former chairman, while the Justice Department rejected a Democratic call for a special prosecutor to investigate the collapse of his energy-trading company.
Horoscopes
February 5, 2002
A moving experience
February 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Why can’t the attorney general lighten up and move on to important things? Couldn’t somebody have had the courage or foresight to speak up to U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft before he allowed himself to look so silly? Why didn’t somebody just say, “John, we can move the podium if the statuary bothers you THAT much.”
Documentary features Cold War codebreakers, atomic spies
February 5, 2002
Theodore Hall was a brilliant young man. He was admitted to Harvard University at age 16, and two years later became the youngest physicist to work on America’s ultrasecret project to develop a nuclear bomb.
Lindh indicted, accused of conspiring to kill Americans
February 5, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:26 p.m.) A federal grand jury indicted John Walker Lindh on 10 charges Tuesday, alleging he was trained by Osama bin Laden’s network and then conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans.
A moving experience
February 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Why can’t the attorney general lighten up and move on to important things? Couldn’t somebody have had the courage or foresight to speak up to U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft before he allowed himself to look so silly? Why didn’t somebody just say, “John, we can move the podium if the statuary bothers you THAT much.”
Sample assessments spark debate regarding frequency of testing
February 5, 2002
By Scott Rothschild If state legislators took a test designed for Kansas junior high and high school students and didn’t have to reveal their scores, would they:
6News video report: The city will start cleaning tree debris
February 5, 2002
Last week’s ice storm brought down many limbs. City crews will begin chipping the debris tomorrow.
Public offered a say on floodplain planning
February 5, 2002
People concerned about future development in area floodplains will have the chance to make comments Monday to the planning committee studying the issue. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s floodplain review committee tentatively agreed Friday that for the first time it would give members of the public a chance to address concerns.
Local Briefs
February 5, 2002
Reward offered for burglary Lecompton A $200 reward is being offered to help solve a burglary last month at the building that once served as the First Democratic Headquarters of Kansas. Someone forced open the front door to the building sometime in January, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Taken was a $50 wall plaque that said “This House Donated by Pat and Rae Estes,” a report said. Also taken was a wooden sign on a post outside the front of the building proclaiming the site as the first Democratic headquarters. The building belongs to the Lecompton Historical Society. The society is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible through Douglas County Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information can call 843-8477 (TIPS). Callers remain anonymous, but there will be a method for distributing the reward. ________________________________ State legislature: Cloning legislation could affect research facilities Topeka Rep. Mary Pilcher Cook, R-Shawnee, has filed legislation to ban human cloning and said if the bill fails to progress she may attach it to legislation to build research facilities, including a biomedical center at Kansas University. Last year, Cook added a ban on cloning research at public universities to an earlier version of the research facilities proposal. That measure was approved in the House, but it died in the Senate. No such cloning research is going on at Kansas universities. But Cook said a ban is needed to prevent it in the future. Cook also introduced a bill that would make it unlawful to conduct research on a human embryo that would destroy the embryo. ________________________________ Crime: One arrested after bar fight A dispute over a pool game and possibly a racial slur led to a brawl involving at least 25 people early Monday at JB Stouts Sports Bar and Grill, 721 Wakarusa Drive. One man was arrested when he allegedly refused to stop fighting and became confrontational with police, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police were called to the bar about 12:20 a.m. on a report of people fighting inside the bar, Pattrick said. The first two officers to arrive found about 15 people yelling and pushing one another in the parking lot, he said. Ten more people were arguing at the front door. Additional officers arrived and used pepper spray on one man who was confrontational with them, Pattrick said. The man then disappeared into the crowd. Police arrested another man, John Watson, 37, Lawrence. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and ordered to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court. No one was injured. ________________________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 6 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. 6) Who is the famous character that Hughes created for his column in the Chicago Defender? Answer to Monday’s question: “Merry-Go-Round.” Open space development: ECO2, ACOS collaborate Alliance for the Conservation of Open Space, a group representing local ecological organizations, presented findings of a study Monday to ECO2, a Chamber of Commerce committee developing a plan to tie together land acquisition for industrial and open space land. About 15 people attended the meeting. During a two-hour discussion, the groups talked about: How to fund ECO2’s proposed industrial and open-land acquisition program; Public education on the need for open space, and creation of jobs; How many staff are needed for the possible program. At the end of the meeting, everyone agreed they had made progress and better understood each group’s desires. “We’re extremely eager to work with ECO2,” said Bev Worster, a member of ACOS and League of Women Voters.
Sprint misses expectations
February 5, 2002
Sprint Corp. failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fourth quarter Monday, blaming its disappointing results on the slumping economy. Sprint’s fourth-quarter consolidated net loss, which includes the operations of both its long-distance telephone and wireless communications businesses, totaled $1.24 billion.
On the record
February 5, 2002
Briefs
February 5, 2002
Johnson County murder trial begins Bicyclist collapses, dies during ride Police confiscate suspected marijuana Adult KU classes to begin this month
Public offered a say on floodplain planning
February 5, 2002
People concerned about future development in area floodplains will have the chance to make comments Monday to the planning committee studying the issue. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission’s floodplain review committee tentatively agreed Friday that for the first time it would give members of the public a chance to address concerns.
People
February 5, 2002
McCartney to hit road Tribute to George Harrison Speaking up for Tibet Voice change mystery
Ciona Marie Knapp
February 5, 2002
Duke is No. 2 at being No. 1.
February 5, 2002
The Blue Devils were the top-ranked team in The AP college basketball poll Monday, their 12th week this season leading the Top 25 and the 88th time in school history they have been No. 1.
Your Money: Valentine’s Day shopping can be expensive
February 5, 2002
The usual prices for roses and chocolate can rise around this time of year. Karen Bledsoe reports on some other gift ideas, and how to get your money’s worth on the traditional favorites.
Culture lessons
Sister City Program offers international experiences
February 5, 2002
By Ginny Armstrong For Lawrence students, the three-hour bus ride from Tokyo to Hiratsuka, Japan, offers a view that’s different from any in their hometown. They see mountains and hills, rolling green pastures and the Pacific Ocean.
Briefs
February 5, 2002
 County to reinterpret road frontage regulation  Commission OKs site for new church building
Court all but kills contraction
February 5, 2002
Minnesota’s Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of an injunction that forces the Twins to fulfill their Metrodome lease, all but killing baseball’s contraction plan for this season.
Bill Moyers examines NAFTA
February 5, 2002
What do you get when you combine the secret corporate conspiracies of “The X-Files” with the populist outrage of “Erin Brockovich”? Something resembling “Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
SRS plan to charge fees sparks parents’ concerns
February 5, 2002
Some parents and advocates for the disabled and mentally ill are concerned about a bill allowing a state agency to impose fees for services to children. The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services wants the authority because of the state’s financial problems.
County can’t create new hog farm regulations
February 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners Monday were told state law lets them to do little to more strictly regulate hog farming in the county, no matter how much hog farm neighbors might complain.
Japan’s political future cloudy as support fades for prime minister
February 5, 2002
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s hold on power looked increasingly precarious Monday, as his public support went into freefall after the firing of his foreign minister and an emboldened opposition submitted a no-confidence motion in Parliament.
THS boys cruise, 71-54
February 5, 2002
Eleven Tonganoxie High boys basketball players scored in the Chieftains’ 71-54 victory over Basehor-Linwood on Monday.
6News video report: The city will start cleaning tree debris
February 5, 2002
Last week’s ice storm brought down many limbs. City crews will begin chipping the debris tomorrow.
World Economic Forum wraps up after 5 days of swanky parties, serious talk
February 5, 2002
Presidents, kings and moguls wrapped up five days of high-powered parties, serious elbow-rubbing and weighty discussions on Monday on how to stop terrorism, resolve long-standing international conflicts and ease grinding poverty.
Bar association: Congress has say in tribunals
February 5, 2002
The nation’s largest lawyers’ group defied the Bush administration Monday, recommending Congress have a say in establishing any military tribunals used to try terrorists and that defendants be given extensive legal protections.
New mayor sets tone of informality in New York
February 5, 2002
On a slate gray morning, a man in a tan overcoat stepped into a crowded subway car, coffee in hand, pushing to make room. It is a scene repeated countless times a day, but this one was noteworthy because the man was Michael Bloomberg, New York’s new billionaire mayor.
Democrats see political weapons in proposed budget
February 5, 2002
As Democrats leaf through the 2,700 or so pages of President Bush’s proposed budget, they see more than charts and numbers  they see potential political weapons.
6Sports video reports: KU continues its win streak over KSU
February 5, 2002
The Jayhawks have never lost in the Wildcats’ Bramlage Coliseum. The emotions were high all night, and KSU’s Coach Wooldridge was ejected in the second half.
People
February 5, 2002
 McCartney to hit road  Tribute to George Harrison  Speaking up for Tibet  Voice change mystery
Briefly
February 5, 2002
Afghanistan: Search for Mullah Omar can’t pin down Taliban leader Afghanistan: Planned militia withdrawal clears way for security force Pakistan: Musharraf again offers to open Kashmir talks
KU Basketball Notebook: Hinrich hitting from long range
KU guard ties career high with 26 points
February 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich is on fire from three-point land. “Shooting the ball I’ve been feeling it for a while now. The basket is really big,” Hinrich, Kansas University’s junior guard, said after tying a career high with 26 points off 4-of-5 three-point shooting in Kansas’ 98-71 victory over Kansas State on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
Gooden miffed by mystery ‘T’
February 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Drew Gooden’s not going to talk about it. In fact, he insists he doesn’t know what prompted the second technical of his Jayhawk career Monday night in Kansas’ lopsided victory over Kansas State.
Bush repeats economic error
February 5, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times Sometimes an idea gets repeated so often that we become numb to it. We begin to assume it’s true, even if it’s not. Case in point: George W. Bush isn’t going to repeat his father’s mistake and appear indifferent to a troubled economy.
s win
February 5, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Ross Randall figured it was only a matter of time before Matt Gogel claimed his first PGA Tour victory. Gogel’s time came Sunday, when the former Kansas University golfer won the Pebble Beach national Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. “We met in December, and he said he felt he was close,” said Randall, who coached Gogel at KU in 1991-94.
Local Briefs
February 5, 2002
 Reward offered for burglary Lecompton  A $200 reward is being offered to help solve a burglary last month at the building that once served as the First Democratic Headquarters of Kansas. Someone forced open the front door to the building sometime in January, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Taken was a $50 wall plaque that said “This House Donated by Pat and Rae Estes,” a report said. Also taken was a wooden sign on a post outside the front of the building proclaiming the site as the first Democratic headquarters. The building belongs to the Lecompton Historical Society. The society is offering the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible through Douglas County Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information can call 843-8477 (TIPS). Callers remain anonymous, but there will be a method for distributing the reward. ________________________________  State legislature: Cloning legislation could affect research facilities Topeka  Rep. Mary Pilcher Cook, R-Shawnee, has filed legislation to ban human cloning and said if the bill fails to progress she may attach it to legislation to build research facilities, including a biomedical center at Kansas University. Last year, Cook added a ban on cloning research at public universities to an earlier version of the research facilities proposal. That measure was approved in the House, but it died in the Senate. No such cloning research is going on at Kansas universities. But Cook said a ban is needed to prevent it in the future. Cook also introduced a bill that would make it unlawful to conduct research on a human embryo that would destroy the embryo. ________________________________  Crime: One arrested after bar fight A dispute over a pool game and possibly a racial slur led to a brawl involving at least 25 people early Monday at JB Stouts Sports Bar and Grill, 721 Wakarusa Drive. One man was arrested when he allegedly refused to stop fighting and became confrontational with police, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police were called to the bar about 12:20 a.m. on a report of people fighting inside the bar, Pattrick said. The first two officers to arrive found about 15 people yelling and pushing one another in the parking lot, he said. Ten more people were arguing at the front door. Additional officers arrived and used pepper spray on one man who was confrontational with them, Pattrick said. The man then disappeared into the crowd. Police arrested another man, John Watson, 37, Lawrence. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and ordered to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court. No one was injured. ________________________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 6 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. 6) Who is the famous character that Hughes created for his column in the Chicago Defender? Answer to Monday’s question: “Merry-Go-Round.”  Open space development: ECO2, ACOS collaborate Alliance for the Conservation of Open Space, a group representing local ecological organizations, presented findings of a study Monday to ECO2, a Chamber of Commerce committee developing a plan to tie together land acquisition for industrial and open space land. About 15 people attended the meeting. During a two-hour discussion, the groups talked about:  How to fund ECO2’s proposed industrial and open-land acquisition program;  Public education on the need for open space, and creation of jobs;  How many staff are needed for the possible program. At the end of the meeting, everyone agreed they had made progress and better understood each group’s desires. “We’re extremely eager to work with ECO2,” said Bev Worster, a member of ACOS and League of Women Voters.
Briefs
February 5, 2002
 Johnson County murder trial begins  Bicyclist collapses, dies during ride  Police confiscate suspected marijuana  Adult KU classes to begin this month
6Sports video reports: KU continues its win streak over KSU
February 5, 2002
The Jayhawks have never lost in the Wildcats’ Bramlage Coliseum. The emotions were high all night, and KSU’s Coach Wooldridge was ejected in the second half.
TBS lands Big 12, Pac-10
February 5, 2002
TBS acquired the rights to Saturday night Pac-10 and Big 12 football games starting next season from Fox Sports Net on Monday. The five-year deal covers 11 games per season through 2006.
Willard B. Lewis
February 5, 2002
Pocket change
February 5, 2002
On the record
February 5, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 5, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 5, 2002
IN 1977 The city manager-commission government system recall issue was to be on the April 5 ballot after petitioners gained enough verified signatures on the issue. Some were seeking replacement of the nonpartisan, nongeographic manager-commission system with the old-style partisan, geographic election of commission members.
Lorin A. Snow
February 5, 2002
Services for Lorin A. Snow, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Snow died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
Lorin A. Snow
February 5, 2002
In the halls
February 5, 2002
This week’s question asked at Free State High School: Where is the most faraway place you have traveled?
In the halls
February 5, 2002
This week’s question asked at Free State High School: Where is the most faraway place you have traveled?
E. Lorena Meisenheimer
February 5, 2002
Greensburg  Services for E. Lorena “Tommy” Meisenheimer, 88, Hays, will be at 2 p.m. today at Fleener Chapel, Greensburg. Burial will be in Haviland Cemetery, Haviland. Mrs. Meisenheimer died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Hays.
Ciona Marie Knapp
February 5, 2002
Services for Ciona Marie Knapp, infant daughter of Bradley and Brandy Knapp, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Ciona died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Caleb Joseph Steinkuehler
February 5, 2002
Briefs
February 5, 2002
County to reinterpret road frontage regulation Commission OKs site for new church building
Briefly
February 5, 2002
Senate approves bill on school board powers Term limits proposal sees little response Committee passes drilling resolution Other activities
World Online exclusive: Area artists celebrate Langston Hughes
Dream Variations” to run through March 10 at Lawrence Arts Center
February 5, 2002
Area Briefs
February 5, 2002
Police make five arrests in counterfeit bill incidents Oread neighbors to meet Comedy team to perform juggling, mime, improvisation Student groups to perform at Brown Bag concerts Kansas to receive grants to enhance park sites Books jackets on display at University Press exhibit
As more Palestinian militants die, Israel reportedly proposes restrictions on killings
February 5, 2002
The Israeli military’s legal adviser reportedly proposed tightening criteria for targeted killings of Palestinian extremists just as five members of a radical Palestinian group were slain Monday in what Palestinians said was the latest Israeli assassination of suspected militants.
Quisenberry services
February 5, 2002
Try these test questions
February 5, 2002
Members of the Kansas Legislature and others had a chance Monday to experience the state assessments given to Kansas students during the first “Kansas Take the Test Day.”
Letterman in contract talks with CBS
February 5, 2002
Dave’s talking. In an effort to lock in David Letterman to a new multiyear contract, CBS has begun negotiations with the only successful late night guy in its history.
Redistricting committee considering six maps
February 5, 2002
A Senate committee redrawing Kansas’ four congressional districts now has six proposed maps to consider. At a hearing Monday, no members of the Senate Reapportionment Committee expressed support for a map created by a 34-member legislative panel that spent months gathering public opinion.
Senate panel aims to restrict divorce law
February 5, 2002
A Senate committee set the stage Monday for a debate about the state’s role in preserving marriages. By a 6-4 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill that would permit no-fault divorce only for couples with no dependent children.
KU wins ‘Catfight - Kansas 98, Kansas State 71
Jayhawks run streak over K-State to 23
February 5, 2002
For a minute, Jeff Boschee played dodgeball, not basketball, on Monday night at Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum. “I almost got hit by a thing of Chapstick,” the KU senior guard said after the Jayhawks’ emotion-filled 98-71 men’s hoops victory over Kansas State. “Somebody threw a penny. I was thinking about picking it up for good luck.”
Court all but kills contraction
February 5, 2002
Minnesota’s Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of an injunction that forces the Twins to fulfill their Metrodome lease, all but killing baseball’s contraction plan for this season.
KU coach Randall ‘delighted’ by Gogel’s win
February 5, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock Ross Randall figured it was only a matter of time before Matt Gogel claimed his first PGA Tour victory. Gogel’s time came Sunday, when the former Kansas University golfer won the Pebble Beach national Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. “We met in December, and he said he felt he was close,” said Randall, who coached Gogel at KU in 1991-94.
No. 23 Syracuse rolls, 76-64
February 5, 2002
Preston Shumpert scored 20 points, and Josh Pace tied a career high with 12 points as No. 23 Syracuse beat West Virginia 76-64 on Monday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Orangemen (18-6, 7-3 Big East), who had not lost three straight since the 1995-96 season.
Jordan, wife try to reconcile
February 5, 2002
Michael and Juanita Jordan are giving their marriage another try. The Jordans, who announced last month they were divorcing after 12 years of marriage, said Monday they are attempting a reconciliation. Juanita Jordan also withdrew the divorce petition she filed Jan. 4 in Lake County Circuit Court.
Officials investigate suspicious fire at Central Junior High
February 5, 2002
By Mike Belt A suspicious fire in the boiler room at Central Junior High School is being investigated by local and state fire officials. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators wouldn’t label the fire an arson, but Lawrence public school officials are calling it a “criminal act.”
Rental registrations rushed in
February 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis More than 1,000 rental properties were registered with the city before Friday’s deadline, and registration applications are still streaming in. But city officials say they’re preparing to trace thousands of properties that still don’t comply with the city’s recently enacted rental registration ordinance.
Theologian urges conservation
Speaker encourages Americans to avoid confusing patriotism with consumerism
February 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney Americans should stop shopping till they drop. Never mind what George Bush says. That was the message Monday from an Orthodox Christian theologian who drew a crowd of about 125 people to the Ecumenical Christian Ministries luncheon forum.
Court upholds anti-sodomy law
Homosexual, heterosexual acts can be treated differently, judges say
February 5, 2002
The state Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a Kansas law punishing young adults who have sex with underage partners more harshly if those partners are of the same gender.
Livestock producers reducing herds
February 5, 2002
Faced with prolonged drought and low prices, Kansas livestock producers have reduced the numbers of cattle and sheep they are keeping down on the farm. In its annual livestock inventory, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported that the 6.6 million head of all cattle and calves on Kansas farms and ranches on Jan. 1 was down 1 percent from a year ago.
Rolls-Royce sets up McPherson scholarship
February 5, 2002
First it was talk show host Jay Leno; now Rolls-Royce is getting into the act at McPherson College. The school in this central Kansas community has gained national attention for teaching students how to restore antique and classic automobiles.
Texas A&M bonfire to remain on hold this year
February 5, 2002
Texas A&M University’s nearly century-old bonfire tradition on hold since a deadly collapse in 1999 will not be resurrected this fall, the school’s president said Monday. “I’m still determined that the horror of that day will never visit our campus again,” President Ray Bowen said.
To Hell and back with a punk-rock icon
February 5, 2002
Richard Hell swears he doesn’t have trust “issues” with people. “To me, it’s not an ‘issue,”’ says the punk-rock icon with a laugh that borders on maniacal. “Because I don’t trust ‘em. I don’t trust anybody enough to tell them secrets about myself.”
Bill Moyers examines NAFTA
February 5, 2002
What do you get when you combine the secret corporate conspiracies of “The X-Files” with the populist outrage of “Erin Brockovich”? Something resembling “Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
Daily Ticker
February 5, 2002
Business Briefcase
February 5, 2002
Ceiling collapse closes Children’s Orchard downtown Securities: Rates mixed in Monday’s auction of Treasury bills Class action: Atchison Casting settles lawsuit for $1.8 million Lawsuit: Drugstore chain accused of overcharging customers
Feminists find a friend in White House
February 5, 2002
By Jodi Enda Knight Ridder Newspapers When President Bush took up residency in the White House last year, advocates for women’s rights were certain they heard the door slam shut behind him. But now Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, walks right in.
Business Briefcase
February 5, 2002
 Ceiling collapse closes Children’s Orchard downtown  Securities: Rates mixed in Monday’s auction of Treasury bills  Class action: Atchison Casting settles lawsuit for $1.8 million  Lawsuit: Drugstore chain accused of overcharging customers
s political future cloudy as support fades for prime minister
February 5, 2002
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s hold on power looked increasingly precarious Monday, as his public support went into freefall after the firing of his foreign minister and an emboldened opposition submitted a no-confidence motion in Parliament.
As more Palestinian militants die, Israel reportedly proposes restrictions on killings
February 5, 2002
The Israeli military’s legal adviser reportedly proposed tightening criteria for targeted killings of Palestinian extremists  just as five members of a radical Palestinian group were slain Monday in what Palestinians said was the latest Israeli assassination of suspected militants.
Spending cut bill dies in Senate
February 5, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:37 p.m.) A bill that would cut state spending immediately is dead. Senate Republican leaders called off debate on the bill just hours before it was to begin Tuesday afternoon because they didn’t think the bill had enough support to pass.
Letterman in contract talks with CBS
February 5, 2002
Dave’s talking. In an effort to lock in David Letterman to a new multiyear contract, CBS has begun negotiations with the only successful late night guy in its history.
Sprint misses expectations
February 5, 2002
Sprint Corp. failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fourth quarter Monday, blaming its disappointing results on the slumping economy. Sprint’s fourth-quarter consolidated net loss, which includes the operations of both its long-distance telephone and wireless communications businesses, totaled $1.24 billion.
Volunteers offer filing assistance
February 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan Jack Connolly and 15 of his friends want to do your taxes. And all you have to do is ask. “We’re ready to go,” he said. Beginning today, Connolly and his fellow tax-counseling volunteers will set up inside the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., to help people file their income taxes.
Informed abortion choice?
February 5, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The Bush Administration and a Florida congressman made proposals last week that most reasonable people might think will help pregnant women and their babies, but in the era of abortion politics are seen by some as a “threat” to abortion rights.
Pocket change
February 5, 2002
To the editor: I am growing increasingly weary of listening to the “no new taxes” crowd whine about having to spend money to fix the budget problems of our state. Without new taxes, there will be major cuts in public education. Most cuts will affect areas not visible to the general public, such as class sizes, course offerings, health services and salaries, making it that much easier for the greedy to continue underfunding our schools.
Rolls-Royce sets up McPherson scholarship
February 5, 2002
First it was talk show host Jay Leno; now Rolls-Royce is getting into the act at McPherson College. The school in this central Kansas community has gained national attention for teaching students how to restore antique and classic automobiles.
Livestock producers reducing herds
February 5, 2002
Faced with prolonged drought and low prices, Kansas livestock producers have reduced the numbers of cattle and sheep they are keeping down on the farm. In its annual livestock inventory, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported that the 6.6 million head of all cattle and calves on Kansas farms and ranches on Jan. 1 was down 1 percent from a year ago.
NASA to launch probe to study solar explosions
February 5, 2002
A long-delayed NASA probe designed to study the solar system’s most powerful explosions is scheduled for launch this afternoon. The High Energy Spectroscopic Imager, dubbed HESSI for short, will spend two years analyzing the massive flares periodically belched outward by the sun.
Speaker encourages Americans to avoid confusing patriotism with consumerism
February 5, 2002
By Dave Ranney Americans should stop shopping till they drop. Never mind what George Bush says. That was the message Monday from an Orthodox Christian theologian who drew a crowd of about 125 people to the Ecumenical Christian Ministries luncheon forum.
Rental registrations rushed in
February 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis More than 1,000 rental properties were registered with the city before Friday’s deadline, and registration applications are still streaming in. But city officials say they’re preparing to trace thousands of properties that still don’t comply with the city’s recently enacted rental registration ordinance.
Doctors debate moving heart-shocking defibrillators home
February 5, 2002
You can be walking around normally when your heart suddenly stops beating. It takes a mere five seconds to lose consciousness. In 20 seconds, your brain shows it’s losing oxygen  your eyes roll back and your arms and legs twitch. In 10 minutes, you’ll be dead.
Officials investigate suspicious fire at Central Junior High
February 5, 2002
By Mike Belt A suspicious fire in the boiler room at Central Junior High School is being investigated by local and state fire officials. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators wouldn’t label the fire an arson, but Lawrence public school officials are calling it a “criminal act.”
Senate panel aims to restrict divorce law
February 5, 2002
A Senate committee set the stage Monday for a debate about the state’s role in preserving marriages. By a 6-4 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill that would permit no-fault divorce only for couples with no dependent children.
Caleb Joseph Steinkuehler
February 5, 2002
Dodge City  Memorial services for Caleb Joseph “Coco” Steinkuehler, 21, will be at a later date. He was cremated. Mr. Steinkuehler died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in Great Bend from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Try these test questions
February 5, 2002
Members of the Kansas Legislature and others had a chance Monday to experience the state assessments given to Kansas students during the first “Kansas Take the Test Day.”
Jordan, wife try to reconcile
February 5, 2002
Michael and Juanita Jordan are giving their marriage another try. The Jordans, who announced last month they were divorcing after 12 years of marriage, said Monday they are attempting a reconciliation. Juanita Jordan also withdrew the divorce petition she filed Jan. 4 in Lake County Circuit Court.
No. 23 Syracuse rolls, 76-64
February 5, 2002
Preston Shumpert scored 20 points, and Josh Pace tied a career high with 12 points as No. 23 Syracuse beat West Virginia 76-64 on Monday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Orangemen (18-6, 7-3 Big East), who had not lost three straight since the 1995-96 season.
Duke is No. 2 at being No. 1.
February 5, 2002
The Blue Devils were the top-ranked team in The AP college basketball poll Monday, their 12th week this season leading the Top 25 and the 88th time in school history they have been No. 1.
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February 5, 2002
Apparently, a tight game, thrilling finish and major stunner don’t guarantee a Super Bowl ratings bonanza. Not that Fox is complaining. The network’s telecast of the New England Patriots’ 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday night registered exactly the same numbers as last year’s game: a 40.4 national rating and 61 share.
THS boys cruise, 71-54
February 5, 2002
Eleven Tonganoxie High boys basketball players scored in the Chieftains’ 71-54 victory over Basehor-Linwood on Monday.
receives record 13 nominations for French awards
February 5, 2002
The quick, quirky romantic comedy “Amelie” collected a record 13 nominations on Monday for the Cesars, France’s version of the Academy Awards. Already the top-grossing French film ever in the United States, “Amelie” also is expected to be a leading candidate for best foreign language film when Academy Award nominations are announced Feb. 12.
February 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Drew Gooden’s not going to talk about it. In fact, he insists he doesn’t know what prompted the second technical of his Jayhawk career Monday night in Kansas’ lopsided victory over Kansas State.
Technical sparked run, but it was too little too late
February 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Jim Wooldridge didn’t want to talk about his two technical fouls. Not at first, anyway. “All I can say is it’s unfortunate  uh, I can’t say anything,” Wooldridge remarked after spending the last 11:21 in the Kansas State locker room following his ejection.
to run through March 10 at Lawrence Arts Center
February 5, 2002
“Dream Variations: area artists interpret the writings of Langston Hughes” will be on display at the Lawrence Arts Center at 200 W. Ninth, from Feb. 1 through March 10. The exhibit features new work, inspired by the writings of Langston Hughes, created especially for the show. More than 30 artists participated in the creation of work for the event.
s Day shopping can be expensive
February 5, 2002
The usual prices for roses and chocolate can rise around this time of year. Karen Bledsoe reports on some other gift ideas, and how to get your money’s worth on the traditional favorites.
Briefly
February 5, 2002
 Senate approves bill on school board powers  Term limits proposal sees little response  Committee passes drilling resolution  Other activities