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Powell calls for ‘regime change’ in Iraq
Bush considering options
February 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell told members of Congress Wednesday that there must be a “regime change” in Iraq and he suggested that the United States “might have to do it alone.”
CIA chief says al-Qaida network most serious threat to U.S.
February 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:34 p.m.) CIA Director George Tenet told Congress on Wednesday that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror group remains the most immediate and serious threat facing the United States, interested in striking any “high-profile” target including possibly the upcoming Olympics.
Pentagon says mistake made in commando raid on Afghan compound
February 6, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:13 a.m.) American forces have determined they captured the wrong people in a deadly Jan. 23 commando raid in Afghanistan and have released them.
6News video report: Meningitis case prompts university to treat students
February 6, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on the steps being taken by university health officials to get students on preventative medication after their professor developed meningitis.
FSHS girls pummel Hi Park
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair It didn’t take a fortune-teller or a soothsayer to predict Free State senior Lauren Wright would break the school’s single-season three-point shooting record. “It’s pretty cool. It really is,” FSHS coach Craig Hershiser said after Wright connected three times from three-point land in Free State’s 45-24 girls basketball victory over Topeka Highland Park on Tuesday at the FSHS gym to eclipse former Firebird Katie Rhodes’ mark of 29 .
States consider restrictions on open records, public meetings
February 6, 2002
Governors and state legislators are weighing whether to clamp down on the public’s access to government documents and meetings, driven by worries that terrorists could use the information to plan attacks or escape capture.
Eudora boys win, girls lose
February 6, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Most youngsters like snow days, but they were a mixed blessing for the Eudora High boys basketball team that was riding a four-game winning streak. “It was nice to have school off, but it was (bad) to miss the games,” EHS senior forward Wes Hinman said. “We came out a little rusty, I think.”
Three Firebirds to sign soccer letters of intent
February 6, 2002
Three Free State High girls soccer players  Kelsey Mellard, Katy Vormehr and Morgan Matthews  will sign letters of intent at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the FSHS library.
6Sports video report: Free State girls roll
February 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Free State girls’ basketball win over Highland Park.
6Sports video report: Free State boys hoping for fast finish
February 6, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State boys’ basketball win over Topeka High.
6Sports video report: Lions take Wyandotte with a one point win
February 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS boys’ basketball game against the Wyandotte Bulldogs.
Baldwin auction opens bids for dessert
February 6, 2002
By Joy Ludwig When it comes to sweets, the 14th annual Baldwin Community Art Council Chocolate Auction is not for the faint of heart. Last year, the event featured 150 desserts made by Baldwin and Lawrence area residents and chefs. “We have everything from a plate of cookies to amaretto cheesecake and all points in between,” said Christy Carlisle, past council president and co-chair of the auction.
Lasagna exhibits an artistic touch
February 6, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger My friend Jack Collins knows how to throw a dinner party. I always end up feeling stuffed but entertained, the result of eating good food and enjoying an evening of witty, lighthearted company. And I always leave with a sense that I’ve just participated in something meaningful.
Berry recipes made to capture their heart
February 6, 2002
Berries, cherries and chocolate: These are highly recommended ingredients for creating a heartfelt, homemade Valentine greeting. The dark, sensuous depths of a rich chocolate batter baked in a heart-shaped pan or mini-muffin cups will help you catch the attention and affections of loved ones.
s proposal
February 6, 2002
Senate leaders conceded Tuesday that they won’t reach an agreement on legislation to bolster the economy and plan to shelve it today, signaling the tough battle ahead about the president’s just-released budget and economic plans.
Lynwood H. Smith
February 6, 2002
Memorial services for Lynwood H. Smith, 72, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Dr. Smith died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Lawmakers seek solutions to massive losses of black-owned land
February 6, 2002
Better legal aid for the poor could be a partial remedy for black Americans’ continuing loss of land, especially in the South, participants at a congressional forum were told Tuesday. At a town hall meeting put together by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, black lawmakers wrestled with how to stem the erosion of black landownership.
s districts spared of reductions, for now
February 6, 2002
Republicans abandoned an effort to cut $54 million from the current state budget after failing to find enough support Tuesday in the Senate. The proposal for an immediate 1.2 percent reduction in the $4.5 billion budget won’t be revived, Senate President Dave Kerr said after calling off a debate that was set for Tuesday afternoon.
Snow shower
February 6, 2002
Peggy Johnson walks her Pembroke Welsh Corgis Ruff and Mariah during a snow shower that swept through the Wichita area. One to 5 inches were forecast for south-central Kansas before the system moved out Tuesday night.
Grand jury indicts American Taliban
February 6, 2002
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.
People
February 6, 2002
 Ryan wins restraining order  In the pink at 60  Directors Guild nominates Crystal  ‘Producers’ cast to change
County considers permit requirements
February 6, 2002
Douglas County commissioners will discuss possible conditional-use permit requirements for commercial logging operations at their meeting tonight. Dan Barrow of Barrow Trading Company and Eugene Kimmi from Kimmi Lumber and Sawmill will be on hand to discuss the possibility of new regulations regarding the commercial harvesting of timber in the county.
Lions survive Wyandotte
LHS holds on, 57-56, despite coach’s departure
February 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Technically speaking, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team survived a comeback bid and overcame the ejection of its head coach in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night for a wild 57-56 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte.
Task force to study parking proposal
February 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Mayor Mike Rundle will appoint a task force to examine a proposal to build a 750-spot parking garage to serve the northern areas of downtown. But city commissioners seemed skeptical Tuesday of The World Company’s offer to donate land in the 600 block of New Hampshire and lease half the spots in exchange for city financing of the $9.79 million project.
Congressman defends self on charges of corruption
February 6, 2002
Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., the maverick congressman known for his scorched-earth rhetoric, arm-waving theatrics and loud polyester suits, went on trial on corruption charges Tuesday, defending himself without the benefit of a law degree.
Elizabeth Dole’s celebrity spices up Senate race
February 6, 2002
When Elizabeth Dole entered the race to succeed Sen. Jesse Helms, Republicans couldn’t have hoped for a better-known candidate than the former Cabinet secretary, Red Cross chief and presidential candidate.
Three Firebirds to sign soccer letters of intent
February 6, 2002
Three Free State High girls soccer players Kelsey Mellard, Katy Vormehr and Morgan Matthews will sign letters of intent at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the FSHS library.
Outages affect foods differently
Don’t rely on odor, appearance to judge items
February 6, 2002
Jayni’ celebrates Chinese New Year
February 6, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will “Celebrate the Chinese New Year” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and guests Pok Chi Lau and his son, Tyler, will prepare several traditional dishes, including the recipe below.
Embryo status spurs cynicism
February 6, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I hate to start the morning off with cynicism. It’s so corrosive to the human spirit. Yes, the Bush administration’s proposal to extend health insurance coverage to embryos looks like a political ploy to keep the anti-abortion wing of the Republican Party happy.
Cake Mix Doctor’ is in again this time with chocolate
February 6, 2002
Homemade chocolate cake and a tall glass of cold, white milk may be the ultimate comfort food. But no one is suggesting that a cook spend precious time sifting flour, measuring out baking powder or melting chocolate, unless they really want to.
Winter need
February 6, 2002
Raspberries infuse cake with romance
February 6, 2002
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day dessert, think red. Then think a little more. Consider a frozen dessert sweet enough to melt a heart or hearts, if the cook is generous and sociable.
Two charged with stealing from noted N.Y. charity
February 6, 2002
The ousted head of a charity for drug-addicted and abandoned babies was charged Tuesday, along with her husband, with misappropriating more than $1 million from the organization.
Neighbor’s vehicles impounded in abduction case
February 6, 2002
Police seized two vehicles and other property Tuesday belonging to a neighbor of a 7-year-old girl who has been missing since late last week. Investigators for the second day in a row also searched the neighbor’s house, which is less than 100 yards from the home where police said Danielle van Dam was abducted Friday night or early Saturday.
Kansas bids farewell to Guard troops
February 6, 2002
National Guard troops on their way to Europe got a big send-off Monday from family, friends and officials. Gov. Bill Graves noted the irony of the ceremony in Salina. “Some of you may know that this is home for me,” Graves said to 393 members of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry.
Lawmakers seek solutions to massive losses of black-owned land
February 6, 2002
Better legal aid for the poor could be a partial remedy for black Americans’ continuing loss of land, especially in the South, participants at a congressional forum were told Tuesday. At a town hall meeting put together by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, black lawmakers wrestled with how to stem the erosion of black landownership.
States consider restrictions on open records, public meetings
February 6, 2002
Governors and state legislators are weighing whether to clamp down on the public’s access to government documents and meetings, driven by worries that terrorists could use the information to plan attacks or escape capture.
Pakistan says kidnapping close to being resolved
February 6, 2002
Authorities know the identity of reporter Daniel Pearl’s kidnappers and are “very close to resolving the case,” a top police official said Tuesday. Sources said three men had been arrested for sending last week’s e-mails that contained photographs of Pearl.
Sun lamps’ cancer risk exposed
February 6, 2002
Tanning lamps can double the risk of some common types of skin cancer, particularly for the young, according to researchers who suggest that tanning salons should be closed to minors.
On the street
February 6, 2002
When will KSU beat KU in basketball? David Prosser, FSHS student, Lawrence
Pentagon says mistake made in commando raid on Afghan compound
February 6, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:13 a.m.) American forces have determined they captured the wrong people in a deadly Jan. 23 commando raid in Afghanistan and have released them.
s celebrity spices up Senate race
February 6, 2002
When Elizabeth Dole entered the race to succeed Sen. Jesse Helms, Republicans couldn’t have hoped for a better-known candidate than the former Cabinet secretary, Red Cross chief and presidential candidate.
Area Girls Roundup: Santa Fe Trail rolls over Kansas City Piper, 50-35
February 6, 2002
Santa Fe Trail outscored Piper 14-2 in the first quarter and rolled to a 50-35 high school girls basketball victory Tuesday. “Obviously we got out to a pretty good start,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said. “We played pretty good defense  but we just never got in sync with our offense.
Commodities
February 6, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.03. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.03. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.03. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.05. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.08. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.08.
Kansas City business park emptied after explosion
February 6, 2002
About 300 people were evacuated from an industrial park Monday morning after an explosion injured three people at Stratco Inc., a chemical-testing plant. Two of the workers burned in the explosion were taken to the Kansas University Medical Center, were one was listed in serious condition and the other fair.
As much as 32 percent of crop still in poor to very poor condition
February 6, 2002
Recent snowfalls have brought needed moisture to winter wheat fields in Kansas, but the prolonged drought so stressed the crop that as much as 32 percent of it remains in poor to very poor condition, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
Embryo status spurs cynicism
February 6, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I hate to start the morning off with cynicism. It’s so corrosive to the human spirit. Yes, the Bush administration’s proposal to extend health insurance coverage to embryos looks like a political ploy to keep the anti-abortion wing of the Republican Party happy.
February 6, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The president’s State of the Union address linked the regimes of Iraq with those of Iran and North Korea in an “axis of evil.” It was reminiscent of the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy and Japan) in World War II and of President Ronald Reagan’s description of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” But there are differences.
captors seek $2 million ransom
February 6, 2002
The Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf is seeking a $2 million ransom for the release of an American missionary couple, a television station reported Tuesday. The Philippine network ABS-CBN said it had obtained copies of four letters between rebel leader Abu Sabaya and his sister, who lives on Basilan Island, where the guerrillas have kept Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, Kan., for more than eight months.
Area Boys Roundup: Ottawa hammers Bonner Springs
February 6, 2002
Ottawa High scored 51 second-half points to hold off Bonner Springs in the Cyclones’ 81-59 boys basketball rout on Tuesday. Chris Hermrick led Ottawa (11-3) with 17 points. Ross Thompson added 16 and Michael Cation scored 13 off the bench.
Sound off
February 6, 2002
I absolutely loved the Journal-World article on wind power Jan. 28. Are there any numbers or somewhere we can get more information on wind power? Jim Ploger, manager of the Kansas Energy Office, can be reached in Topeka at (785) 271-3349.
Dr. Lynwood Smith dies at age 72
February 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lynwood Smith and his friend Jerry Waugh both played for Kansas University basketball coach Phog Allen during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Allen used to say that to truly evaluate a great player, one needs to wait 20 years and see how the athlete goes on to serve his community, Waugh recalled.
s poll finds support among Kansans for cigarette tax hike
February 6, 2002
A health care group released a poll Tuesday showing most Kansans would support a higher tax on cigarettes. Gov. Bill Graves has proposed increasing the state tax to 89 cents per pack from the current 24 cents to raise an estimated $111 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
s view
February 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Scandals, performance-enhancing drugs and professional athletes may be changing the face of the Olympics, but Wayne Osness is convinced the Olympic spirit will prevail. “People generally have a warm spot in their heart for Olympic games and Olympic athletes,” he said.
s vehicles impounded in abduction case
February 6, 2002
Police seized two vehicles and other property Tuesday belonging to a neighbor of a 7-year-old girl who has been missing since late last week. Investigators for the second day in a row also searched the neighbor’s house, which is less than 100 yards from the home where police said Danielle van Dam was abducted Friday night or early Saturday.
Task force to study parking proposal
February 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Mayor Mike Rundle will appoint a task force to examine a proposal to build a 750-spot parking garage to serve the northern areas of downtown. But city commissioners seemed skeptical Tuesday of The World Company’s offer to donate land in the 600 block of New Hampshire  and lease half the spots  in exchange for city financing of the $9.79 million project.
attempts to sidestep state building statutes draw rebuke from Graves aide
February 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves’ administration Tuesday voiced opposition to a plan by the Kansas Board of Regents to skirt state construction laws in building three research facilities, including one at Kansas University.
this time with chocolate
February 6, 2002
Homemade chocolate cake and a tall glass of cold, white milk may be the ultimate comfort food. But no one is suggesting that a cook spend precious time sifting flour, measuring out baking powder or melting chocolate, unless they really want to.
s
February 6, 2002
Dirk Nowitzki did the one thing the Indiana Pacers could not do: make free throws in the closing seconds of an overtime. Nowitzki scored 38 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throws with 3.6 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Pacers 141-140 in double overtime Tuesday night.
Donor pulls $38 million gift to Smithsonian Institution
February 6, 2002
A $38 million pledge to the Smithsonian Institution has been withdrawn after critics complained the exhibit it was to have financed would damage the institution’s integrity. The withdrawal announcement Monday came less than three weeks after 170 activists and scholars complained that Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small, the institution’s chief executive, has commercialized the museums.
Kansas bids farewell to Guard troops
February 6, 2002
National Guard troops on their way to Europe got a big send-off Monday from family, friends and officials. Gov. Bill Graves noted the irony of the ceremony in Salina. “Some of you may know that this is home for me,” Graves said to 393 members of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry.
P-L gridders commit
February 6, 2002
Three Perry-Lecompton High football players will sign letters of intent this morning. Jared Swafford will ink with Emporia State while Jacob Ross and Clifton Henderson will sign with Butler County CC.
KU prof shares insider’s view
February 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Scandals, performance-enhancing drugs and professional athletes may be changing the face of the Olympics, but Wayne Osness is convinced the Olympic spirit will prevail. “People generally have a warm spot in their heart for Olympic games and Olympic athletes,” he said.
ECO2 rethinking sales tax idea
Rift over money split leads committee to ‘put everything back on the table’
February 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn After a trio of closed-door meetings Tuesday, members of a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce committee said they were rethinking plans to seek a quarter-cent sales tax increase that would fund economic development efforts and open space acquisition.
Area Girls Roundup: Santa Fe Trail rolls over Kansas City Piper, 50-35
February 6, 2002
Santa Fe Trail outscored Piper 14-2 in the first quarter and rolled to a 50-35 high school girls basketball victory Tuesday. “Obviously we got out to a pretty good start,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said. “We played pretty good defense but we just never got in sync with our offense.
Area Boys Roundup: Ottawa hammers Bonner Springs
February 6, 2002
Ottawa High scored 51 second-half points to hold off Bonner Springs in the Cyclones’ 81-59 boys basketball rout on Tuesday. Chris Hermrick led Ottawa (11-3) with 17 points. Ross Thompson added 16 and Michael Cation scored 13 off the bench.
Briefcase
February 6, 2002
 Factory orders rise, lifting hope for recovery  Education: Greenspan stumps for financial literacy  Pork: Seaboard Farms announces Texas site for new plant  Bankruptcy: Kmart could back out of Daytona 500 deal  Telecommunications: BellSouth to combine call centers to cut costs
Prospects call on downtown developments despite economic slowdown
February 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Sept. 11 terrorists attacks have slowed but not shut down efforts to attract a new hotel to the downtown area, partners in the redevelopment of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street said.
Births
February 6, 2002
Premananda and Carrie Nell Dasa, Lawrence, a boy, Monday. Matt Elms and Michele Hiatt, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
D.J. Harrison hits seven threes in 84-61 rout of Huskers
February 6, 2002
D.J. Harrison scored a season-high 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Colorado rolled over Nebraska 84-61 on Tuesday night. Colorado (13-7, 4-5 Big 12) never trailed, outshooting the Cornhuskers 50 percent to 31 percent and outrebounding them 54-31.
Pointing fingers
February 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Couples shouldn’t be forced to legally assign blame before they can obtain a divorce. Preserving marriages, particularly for couples with young children at home, is a good thing, but forcing parents to become combatants before they can be divorced helps no one.
Briefly
February 6, 2002
 Afghanistan: New flag raised over palace  Saudi arabia: Hijackers’ citizenship verified  New York City: CBS to show 2 hours of terror attack video  New York City: Scrap yards asked to watch where they sell WTC steel
Nation Briefs
February 6, 2002
 California: Crashes in fog kill 2  Massachusetts: Sect members jailed in missing baby case  Florida: Presidential threats bring prison term  Ohio: College student charged in death of newborn  Washington, D.C.: Government report tracks Internet use
Local briefs
February 6, 2002
 Center seeks donations after blood drives put on ice The Community Blood Center missed out on collecting nearly 1,000 units of blood last week due to blood drives and appointments canceled because of the weather. Now, blood center officials are asking all eligible individuals to donate blood as soon as possible to make up for the loss and ensure adequate blood supply for area hospitals. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Above, H.D. Vickers of Tonganoxie answered the call for blood Tuesday afternoon at the center, 535 Gateway Drive, with the help of collection supervisor Kari Johnson, left. Hours at the center are noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. To schedule an appointment, call (785) 843-5383. __________________________________  State legislature: Resolution recognizes celebrated literary figure Topeka  The Kansas House on Tuesday approved a resolution honoring writer Langston Hughes and encouraging participation in a symposium about him Thursday through Sunday at Kansas University. Hughes, who died in 1967, spent part of his youth living in Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. The symposium and numerous other events are in honor of the centennial celebration of his birth. The House resolution recognized Hughes for his poetry and lifelong struggle against racism, and it was sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence. __________________________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 7 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. 7) What is the poem from which Lawrence’s city motto, “We have tomorrow bright before us,” is derived? Answer to Tuesday’s question: Jesse B. Semple. __________________________________  Investigation: Suspects interviewed about junior high fire Lawrence fire investigators Tuesday were interviewing three suspects who may have set a fire in Central Junior High School’s basement boiler room. The suspects are adults. One of them has never had connections to the Lawrence public school system, said Mark Bradford, deputy chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. He declined to elaborate or further describe the suspects. The fire was intentionally set sometime after the school at 1400 Mass. closed late Jan. 29 for the ice storm but before it reopened Monday morning, Bradford said. No arrests had been made or charges filed as of late Tuesday. __________________________________  City Appointment: Ottawa commission pares list for administrator’s post Ottawa  An ice storm and power outage didn’t stop Ottawa city commissioners from interviewing eight candidates for the city manager’s position last week. Mayor Gene Ramsey said the commissioners narrowed the list to a few finalists. Ramsey said the candidates, from Kansas and neighboring states, arrived safely in town for the interviews, which were conducted in executive session Friday and Saturday. Now, the city’s attorney, Bob Bezek, will spend a week conducting background checks on the final candidates. If all goes well, Ramsey said the second round of interviews would be around Feb. 15, and a new city manager could be hired the following week. Scott Lambers left Ottawa in September to become Leawood’s city administrator.
Carleton services
February 6, 2002
Daily ticker
February 6, 2002
Simien: Getting ‘physical’ only natural in Big 12
February 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Big, beefy, hulk-like Kansas freshman Wayne Simien grinned when asked if Monday night’s KU-Kansas State men’s basketball game “got out of hand.” “No. This is the Big 12 Conference. It is to be expected night in and night out for it to get physical,” Simien said after scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds in KU’s 98-71 victory over the Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
Regents’ research facilities plans hit another snag
University officials’ attempts to sidestep state building statutes draw rebuke from Graves aide
February 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves’ administration Tuesday voiced opposition to a plan by the Kansas Board of Regents to skirt state construction laws in building three research facilities, including one at Kansas University.
Horoscopes
February 6, 2002
For Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, those with birthdays today: Don’t worry so much about others’ judgments, especially those of children and loved ones. You might not always get what you want creatively or emotionally. However, you will actively seek more of what you desire. If single, getting a relationship off the rocks could be hard. In the second half of the year, you could meet an important life connection. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Abortion figures
February 6, 2002
To the editor: Barbara Duke’s Jan. 30 letter to the editor attempts to justify the need for legalized abortion in the traditional pro-abortion way … make up numbers to justify your argument. The letter makes the absurd claim, without reference, that 1.2 million illegal abortions were performed annually before Roe v. Wade.
CIA chief says al-Qaida network most serious threat to U.S.
February 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:34 p.m.) CIA Director George Tenet told Congress on Wednesday that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror group remains the most immediate and serious threat facing the United States, interested in striking any “high-profile” target including possibly the upcoming Olympics.
Mary V. Guthrie
February 6, 2002
Linwood  Services for Mary V. Guthrie, 58, Linwood, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Guthrie died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
6Sports video report: Free State girls roll
February 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Free State girls’ basketball win over Highland Park.
Pakistan says kidnapping close to being resolved
February 6, 2002
Authorities know the identity of reporter Daniel Pearl’s kidnappers and are “very close to resolving the case,” a top police official said Tuesday. Sources said three men had been arrested for sending last week’s e-mails that contained photographs of Pearl.
University busy treating staff, students who were in contact with infected prof
February 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck As many as 35 Kansas University students, faculty and staff members were exposed last week to bacterial meningitis, a potentially deadly or debilitating ailment. Steven White, associate professor of education, was diagnosed with the illness Monday night. KU officials on Tuesday were notifying those who had been exposed.
s departure
February 6, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Technically speaking, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team survived a comeback bid and overcame the ejection of its head coach in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night for a wild 57-56 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte.
Free State rallies past Topeka
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair If Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner ever wondered just how important junior center Keith Wooden is to the Firebirds he found out on Tuesday night.
P-L gridders commit
February 6, 2002
Three Perry-Lecompton High football players will sign letters of intent this morning. Jared Swafford will ink with Emporia State while Jacob Ross and Clifton Henderson will sign with Butler County CC.
Sly services
February 6, 2002
Mary V. Guthrie
February 6, 2002
Former KU athlete remembered fondly for leadership role
Dr. Lynwood Smith dies at age 72
February 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Lynwood Smith and his friend Jerry Waugh both played for Kansas University basketball coach Phog Allen during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Allen used to say that to truly evaluate a great player, one needs to wait 20 years and see how the athlete goes on to serve his community, Waugh recalled.
Sweets for your sweetheart
Baldwin auction opens bids for dessert
February 6, 2002
By Joy Ludwig When it comes to sweets, the 14th annual Baldwin Community Art Council Chocolate Auction is not for the faint of heart. Last year, the event featured 150 desserts made by Baldwin and Lawrence area residents and chefs. “We have everything from a plate of cookies to amaretto cheesecake and all points in between,” said Christy Carlisle, past council president and co-chair of the auction.
Sly services
February 6, 2002
Baldwin  Memorial services for Jack Sly Jr., 81, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. He was cremated. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Sly died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at his home.
Chocolate auction recipe
February 6, 2002
Local briefs
February 6, 2002
Center seeks donations after blood drives put on ice The Community Blood Center missed out on collecting nearly 1,000 units of blood last week due to blood drives and appointments canceled because of the weather. Now, blood center officials are asking all eligible individuals to donate blood as soon as possible to make up for the loss and ensure adequate blood supply for area hospitals. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Above, H.D. Vickers of Tonganoxie answered the call for blood Tuesday afternoon at the center, 535 Gateway Drive, with the help of collection supervisor Kari Johnson, left. Hours at the center are noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. To schedule an appointment, call (785) 843-5383. __________________________________ State legislature: Resolution recognizes celebrated literary figure Topeka The Kansas House on Tuesday approved a resolution honoring writer Langston Hughes and encouraging participation in a symposium about him Thursday through Sunday at Kansas University. Hughes, who died in 1967, spent part of his youth living in Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City. The symposium and numerous other events are in honor of the centennial celebration of his birth. The House resolution recognized Hughes for his poetry and lifelong struggle against racism, and it was sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence. __________________________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 7 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. 7) What is the poem from which Lawrence’s city motto, “We have tomorrow bright before us,” is derived? Answer to Tuesday’s question: Jesse B. Semple. __________________________________ Investigation: Suspects interviewed about junior high fire Lawrence fire investigators Tuesday were interviewing three suspects who may have set a fire in Central Junior High School’s basement boiler room. The suspects are adults. One of them has never had connections to the Lawrence public school system, said Mark Bradford, deputy chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. He declined to elaborate or further describe the suspects. The fire was intentionally set sometime after the school at 1400 Mass. closed late Jan. 29 for the ice storm but before it reopened Monday morning, Bradford said. No arrests had been made or charges filed as of late Tuesday. __________________________________ City Appointment: Ottawa commission pares list for administrator’s post Ottawa An ice storm and power outage didn’t stop Ottawa city commissioners from interviewing eight candidates for the city manager’s position last week. Mayor Gene Ramsey said the commissioners narrowed the list to a few finalists. Ramsey said the candidates, from Kansas and neighboring states, arrived safely in town for the interviews, which were conducted in executive session Friday and Saturday. Now, the city’s attorney, Bob Bezek, will spend a week conducting background checks on the final candidates. If all goes well, Ramsey said the second round of interviews would be around Feb. 15, and a new city manager could be hired the following week. Scott Lambers left Ottawa in September to become Leawood’s city administrator.
Winter need
February 6, 2002
To the editor: I read in the newspaper that during our difficult winter ice storm, the city opened our Community Building to Lawrence citizens whose homes had lost heat and light.
On the record
February 6, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Nation Briefs
February 6, 2002
California: Crashes in fog kill 2 Massachusetts: Sect members jailed in missing baby case Florida: Presidential threats bring prison term Ohio: College student charged in death of newborn Washington, D.C.: Government report tracks Internet use
Free State rallies past Topeka
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair If Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner ever wondered just how important junior center Keith Wooden is to the Firebirds he found out on Tuesday night.
Artist, students create mural inspired by poem
February 6, 2002
By Jan Biles Tim Rollins, a new genres artist from New York City, is in Lawrence to work with a group of fifth-graders to create a mural based on literature written by Langston Hughes. For inspiration, the students will be using Hughes’ poem that opens with “What happens to a dream deferred?”
Mangino to reveal signings
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and his staff have been hard at work recruiting since being hired in early December. Today the Jayhawks will find out if that hard work paid.
only natural in Big 12
February 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Big, beefy, hulk-like Kansas freshman Wayne Simien grinned when asked if Monday night’s KU-Kansas State men’s basketball game “got out of hand.” “No. This is the Big 12 Conference. It is to be expected night in and night out for it to get physical,” Simien said after scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds in KU’s 98-71 victory over the Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
Carleton services
February 6, 2002
Memorial services for Wanda May Carleton, 82, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Carleton died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Briefly
February 6, 2002
Afghanistan: New flag raised over palace Saudi arabia: Hijackers’ citizenship verified New York City: CBS to show 2 hours of terror attack video New York City: Scrap yards asked to watch where they sell WTC steel
Silly shovelers
February 6, 2002
To the editor: Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it a city ordinance to clear sidewalks (and other public rights of way) 24 hours after a storm? Seems the majority of residents  sensing the city will say, “We’re too busy to enforce that ordinance”  have decided to take a let’s-wait-‘til-it-melts position.
Giving the court appeal
February 6, 2002
Gabe Garman, who works for Champion Builders of Topeka, works on some of the cast concrete slabs on the front of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. Garman was at work on the building’s remodeling project on Tuesday afternoon.
In one form or another, chocolate sure to delight
February 6, 2002
Valentine’s Day is full of chocolate indulgences. From the heart-shaped box of candy to the expensive or hard-to-find sweets, America has a love affair with chocolate. There are many types of chocolate for cooking and baking. Supermarket shelves are adding gourmet-quality brands and flavored varieties such as mint or raspberry.
Monarchy, country have changed since Elizabeth II ascended throne
February 6, 2002
She became queen when Winston Churchill was prime minister, food was rationed and the British Empire was crumbling along with its influence. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States.
Raspberries infuse cake with romance
February 6, 2002
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day dessert, think red. Then think a little more. Consider a frozen dessert sweet enough to melt a heart  or hearts, if the cook is generous and sociable.
Horoscopes
February 6, 2002
Florence Garber
February 6, 2002
Chocolate auction recipe
February 6, 2002
Zuccotto (Italian Sponge Cake) ÂÂ
Congressman defends self on charges of corruption
February 6, 2002
Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., the maverick congressman known for his scorched-earth rhetoric, arm-waving theatrics and loud polyester suits, went on trial on corruption charges Tuesday, defending himself without the benefit of a law degree.
February 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn After a trio of closed-door meetings Tuesday, members of a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce committee said they were rethinking plans to seek a quarter-cent sales tax increase that would fund economic development efforts and open space acquisition.
KU hopes to make ISU its first Big 12 victim
February 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Six years ago, Oklahoma was the doormat of Big 12 Conference women’s basketball, winning only one league game. Today the Sooners are the highest ranked team in the conference.
6News video report: Meningitis case prompts university to treat students
February 6, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports on the steps being taken by university health officials to get students on preventative medication after their professor developed meningitis.
Mangino to reveal signings
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and his staff have been hard at work recruiting since being hired in early December. Today the Jayhawks will find out if that hard work paid.
For Riggins, a different playing field
February 6, 2002
John Riggins lumbers across West 46th Street’s evening rush hour with the same resolve he showed when sports writers called him “Diesel” and fans roared as he pounded defensive linemen who got in his way.
State Briefs
February 6, 2002
TOPEKA: Drug trafficking draws 15-year prison sentence KINGMAN: Traffic stop nets 1/2-ton of marijuana
State Briefs
February 6, 2002
 TOPEKA: Drug trafficking draws 15-year prison sentence  KINGMAN: Traffic stop nets 1/2-ton of marijuana
Short and sweet
February 6, 2002
Gouda lovin’: Contest seeks cheese fans’ top recipes That’s the way the cookie (and love) crumbles
On the record
February 6, 2002
People
February 6, 2002
Ryan wins restraining order In the pink at 60 Directors Guild nominates Crystal ‘Producers’ cast to change
Lynwood H. Smith
February 6, 2002
Eloise Appleby Franken
February 6, 2002
Doing their job
February 6, 2002
Briefs
February 6, 2002
Police make arrest in January robbery Museum remembers Hughes through poetry, music Knife suspect charged
Briefs
February 6, 2002
 Police make arrest in January robbery  Museum remembers Hughes through poetry, music  Knife suspect charged
Briefcase
February 6, 2002
Factory orders rise, lifting hope for recovery Education: Greenspan stumps for financial literacy Pork: Seaboard Farms announces Texas site for new plant Bankruptcy: Kmart could back out of Daytona 500 deal Telecommunications: BellSouth to combine call centers to cut costs
Area Briefs
February 6, 2002
 DeSoto resident admits filing false tax return  KU graduate begins as new county planner
Area Briefs
February 6, 2002
DeSoto resident admits filing false tax return KU graduate begins as new county planner
Daily ticker
February 6, 2002
Dow Industrials Â1.66, 9,685.43
Budget committee considers cutting counseling staff to help funding crisis
February 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday agonized about possible reductions in the guidance counseling staff. Discussion centered on eliminating three of the district’s 13.5 elementary counselors and increasing the number of schools assigned to each remaining counselor.
Stepfather faces charges in alcohol-related fatality
February 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The stepfather of a teen-ager convicted last year of killing a Lawrence woman in a traffic accident after a night of drinking faces charges in Douglas County District Court of providing alcohol to a minor.
Enron chief subpoenaed after snubbing committee
February 6, 2002
Congress dug forcefully into the Enron debacle on Tuesday with a second subpoena for Kenneth Lay, the former chairman of the energy trading firm, and a sympathetic hearing for a laid-off employee whose retirement savings all but disappeared when the company failed.
Senate to shelve stimulus package
Democrats, GOP can’t overcome differences on president’s proposal
February 6, 2002
Senate leaders conceded Tuesday that they won’t reach an agreement on legislation to bolster the economy and plan to shelve it today, signaling the tough battle ahead about the president’s just-released budget and economic plans.
Legislature won’t back school cuts
State’s districts spared of reductions, for now; tax increase predicted
February 6, 2002
Republicans abandoned an effort to cut $54 million from the current state budget after failing to find enough support Tuesday in the Senate. The proposal for an immediate 1.2 percent reduction in the $4.5 billion budget won’t be revived, Senate President Dave Kerr said after calling off a debate that was set for Tuesday afternoon.
Meningitis case prompts KU action
University busy treating staff, students who were in contact with infected prof
February 6, 2002
By Terry Rombeck As many as 35 Kansas University students, faculty and staff members were exposed last week to bacterial meningitis, a potentially deadly or debilitating ailment. Steven White, associate professor of education, was diagnosed with the illness Monday night. KU officials on Tuesday were notifying those who had been exposed.
NBA Roundup: Mavs outlast Pacers, 141-140 in 2 OT’s
February 6, 2002
Dirk Nowitzki did the one thing the Indiana Pacers could not do: make free throws in the closing seconds of an overtime. Nowitzki scored 38 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throws with 3.6 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Pacers 141-140 in double overtime Tuesday night.
Health care group’s poll finds support among Kansans for cigarette tax hike
February 6, 2002
A health care group released a poll Tuesday showing most Kansans would support a higher tax on cigarettes. Gov. Bill Graves has proposed increasing the state tax to 89 cents per pack from the current 24 cents to raise an estimated $111 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
No decision made on redistricting
February 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Senate Republicans failed Tuesday to recommend a congressional redistricting plan, giving Democrats hope of increasing support for their proposal, which would keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District.
Opening homes to public helps save them, historian says
February 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Oread Neighborhood should capitalize on the historic stock of homes it has left in order to spread interest in preserving them. That was the suggestion of Watkins Community Museum of History historian Steve Jansen, who spoke Tuesday night to about 30 members of the Oread Neighborhood Assn. about their neighborhood being at risk.
Eudora boys win, girls lose
February 6, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Most youngsters like snow days, but they were a mixed blessing for the Eudora High boys basketball team that was riding a four-game winning streak. “It was nice to have school off, but it was (bad) to miss the games,” EHS senior forward Wes Hinman said. “We came out a little rusty, I think.”
FSHS girls pummel Hi Park
February 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair It didn’t take a fortune-teller or a soothsayer to predict Free State senior Lauren Wright would break the school’s single-season three-point shooting record. “It’s pretty cool. It really is,” FSHS coach Craig Hershiser said after Wright connected three times from three-point land in Free State’s 45-24 girls basketball victory over Topeka Highland Park on Tuesday at the FSHS gym to eclipse former Firebird Katie Rhodes’ mark of 29 .
Big 12/Top 25 College Basketball Roundup: Buffs bounce Nebraska
D.J. Harrison hits seven threes in 84-61 rout of Huskers
February 6, 2002
D.J. Harrison scored a season-high 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Colorado rolled over Nebraska 84-61 on Tuesday night. Colorado (13-7, 4-5 Big 12) never trailed, outshooting the Cornhuskers 50 percent to 31 percent and outrebounding them 54-31.
Selig won’t cut teams … yet
Twins, Expos safe for at least one more season
February 6, 2002
Unable to eliminate teams this season, Bud Selig sounded a familiar baseball cry Tuesday: Wait ‘til next year! Stung by a streak of legal losses, the commissioner backed down from folding the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos this season but vowed to shrink the major leagues by 2003.
Drug costs impede charity’s services
Sedgwick County agency must turn needy away
February 6, 2002
A charity that helps Sedgwick County’s elderly and working poor says rising drug costs and increasing demand are squeezing it and its clients. The Medical Service Bureau said that while it is helping more people, it’s getting a larger number of requests that it can’t fill.
Bush adds weight to national service idea
February 6, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Call it grand larceny, if you will, but it’s still grand. I am referring not to Enron but to President Bush’s enthusiastic embrace of community and national service for hundreds of thousands of Americans as a way to answer the question repeatedly asked since last Sept. 11: What can I do to help?
Pointing fingers
February 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Couples shouldn’t be forced to legally assign blame before they can obtain a divorce. Preserving marriages, particularly for couples with young children at home, is a good thing, but forcing parents to become combatants before they can be divorced helps no one.
Lasagna exhibits an artistic touch
February 6, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger My friend Jack Collins knows how to throw a dinner party. I always end up feeling stuffed but entertained, the result of eating good food and enjoying an evening of witty, lighthearted company. And I always leave with a sense that I’ve just participated in something meaningful.
Drought damages winter wheat
As much as 32 percent of crop still in poor to very poor condition
February 6, 2002
Recent snowfalls have brought needed moisture to winter wheat fields in Kansas, but the prolonged drought so stressed the crop that as much as 32 percent of it remains in poor to very poor condition, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday.
In one form or another, chocolate sure to delight
February 6, 2002
Valentine’s Day is full of chocolate indulgences. From the heart-shaped box of candy to the expensive or hard-to-find sweets, America has a love affair with chocolate. There are many types of chocolate for cooking and baking. Supermarket shelves are adding gourmet-quality brands and flavored varieties such as mint or raspberry.
Chemical fire causes evacuation
Kansas City business park emptied after explosion; three workers injured
February 6, 2002
About 300 people were evacuated from an industrial park Monday morning after an explosion injured three people at Stratco Inc., a chemical-testing plant. Two of the workers burned in the explosion were taken to the Kansas University Medical Center, were one was listed in serious condition and the other fair.
Terror attacks may cost airlines record $15 billion
February 6, 2002
The world’s airlines may have lost a record $15 billion last year, largely as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an industry spokesman said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Industry Assn. reported that passenger traffic on international scheduled services fell by 4 percent in 2001, the first decline since the 1991 Gulf War caused jitters.
Grand jury indicts American Taliban
February 6, 2002
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.
Donor pulls $38 million gift to Smithsonian Institution
February 6, 2002
A $38 million pledge to the Smithsonian Institution has been withdrawn after critics complained the exhibit it was to have financed would damage the institution’s integrity. The withdrawal announcement Monday came less than three weeks after 170 activists and scholars complained that Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small, the institution’s chief executive, has commercialized the museums.
Sprint stocks tumble
Communications sector takes hit
February 6, 2002
Shares of Sprint and Sprint PCS took a dive Tuesday, a day after the telecommunications giant announced dismal earnings and lowered expectations for the next year. Sprint PCS, the company’s wireless division, was hit especially hard in trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Missionaries’ captors seek $2 million ransom
February 6, 2002
The Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf is seeking a $2 million ransom for the release of an American missionary couple, a television station reported Tuesday. The Philippine network ABS-CBN said it had obtained copies of four letters between rebel leader Abu Sabaya and his sister, who lives on Basilan Island, where the guerrillas have kept Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, Kan., for more than eight months.
Queen rules Britannia for 50 years
Monarchy, country have changed since Elizabeth II ascended throne
February 6, 2002
She became queen when Winston Churchill was prime minister, food was rationed and the British Empire was crumbling along with its influence. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States.
Projects welcome interest
Prospects call on downtown developments despite economic slowdown
February 6, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The Sept. 11 terrorists attacks have slowed but not shut down efforts to attract a new hotel to the downtown area, partners in the redevelopment of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street said.
Saddam is key to ‘evil axis’
February 6, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The president’s State of the Union address linked the regimes of Iraq with those of Iran and North Korea in an “axis of evil.” It was reminiscent of the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy and Japan) in World War II and of President Ronald Reagan’s description of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” But there are differences.
Berry recipes made to capture their heart
February 6, 2002
Berries, cherries and chocolate: These are highly recommended ingredients for creating a heartfelt, homemade Valentine greeting. The dark, sensuous depths of a rich chocolate batter baked in a heart-shaped pan or mini-muffin cups will help you catch the attention and affections of loved ones.
Communications sector takes hit
February 6, 2002
Shares of Sprint and Sprint PCS took a dive Tuesday, a day after the telecommunications giant announced dismal earnings and lowered expectations for the next year. Sprint PCS, the company’s wireless division, was hit especially hard in trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
cancer risk exposed
February 6, 2002
Tanning lamps can double the risk of some common types of skin cancer, particularly for the young, according to researchers who suggest that tanning salons should be closed to minors.
Two charged with stealing from noted N.Y. charity
February 6, 2002
The ousted head of a charity for drug-addicted and abandoned babies was charged Tuesday, along with her husband, with misappropriating more than $1 million from the organization.
Doing their job
February 6, 2002
To the editor: The power to my home was turned on at 11 p.m. Thursday night. It was wonderful to see the lights of the big KPL truck reflecting through the trees as it forged its way to my door. It was a rescue mission performed by two men who  if you asked them  were just doing their job. The men were bundled in coats and hoods. One of them pointed a flashlight up at a whole lot of something that I know nothing about: transformers, power lines, with voltage so high that it would zap you dead just thinking about it.
Sedgwick County agency must turn needy away
February 6, 2002
A charity that helps Sedgwick County’s elderly and working poor says rising drug costs and increasing demand are squeezing it and its clients. The Medical Service Bureau said that while it is helping more people, it’s getting a larger number of requests that it can’t fill.
Artist, students create mural inspired by poem
February 6, 2002
By Jan Biles Tim Rollins, a new genres artist from New York City, is in Lawrence to work with a group of fifth-graders to create a mural based on literature written by Langston Hughes. For inspiration, the students will be using Hughes’ poem that opens with “What happens to a dream deferred?”
Opening homes to public helps save them, historian says
February 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Oread Neighborhood should capitalize on the historic stock of homes it has left in order to spread interest in preserving them. That was the suggestion of Watkins Community Museum of History historian Steve Jansen, who spoke Tuesday night to about 30 members of the Oread Neighborhood Assn. about their neighborhood being at risk.
No decision made on redistricting
February 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Senate Republicans failed Tuesday to recommend a congressional redistricting plan, giving Democrats hope of increasing support for their proposal, which would keep Lawrence in the 3rd Congressional District.
Enron chief subpoenaed after snubbing committee
February 6, 2002
Congress dug forcefully into the Enron debacle on Tuesday with a second subpoena for Kenneth Lay, the former chairman of the energy trading firm, and a sympathetic hearing for a laid-off employee whose retirement savings all but disappeared when the company failed.
Stepfather faces charges in alcohol-related fatality
February 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The stepfather of a teen-ager convicted last year of killing a Lawrence woman in a traffic accident after a night of drinking faces charges in Douglas County District Court of providing alcohol to a minor.
Budget committee considers cutting counseling staff to help funding crisis
February 6, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday agonized about possible reductions in the guidance counseling staff. Discussion centered on eliminating three of the district’s 13.5 elementary counselors and increasing the number of schools assigned to each remaining counselor.
County considers permit requirements
February 6, 2002
Douglas County commissioners will discuss possible conditional-use permit requirements for commercial logging operations at their meeting tonight. Dan Barrow of Barrow Trading Company and Eugene Kimmi from Kimmi Lumber and Sawmill will be on hand to discuss the possibility of new regulations regarding the commercial harvesting of timber in the county.
celebrates Chinese New Year
February 6, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” will “Celebrate the Chinese New Year” this week. Host Jayni Carey, right, and guests Pok Chi Lau and his son, Tyler, will prepare several traditional dishes, including the recipe below.
Short and sweet
February 6, 2002
 Gouda lovin’: Contest seeks cheese fans’ top recipes  That’s the way the cookie (and love) crumbles
Florence Garber
February 6, 2002
A remembrance time for Florence Garber, 99, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Room in Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. No funeral services are planned. Mrs. Garber died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
t rely on odor, appearance to judge items
February 6, 2002
After the power outage, which foods are safe to keep from the refrigerator and freezer? First, let me clarify that these recommendations are for home food storage only. Food services must follow a different set of rules when it comes to the handling of thawed, uncooked food.
Twins, Expos safe for at least one more season
February 6, 2002
Unable to eliminate teams this season, Bud Selig sounded a familiar baseball cry Tuesday: Wait ‘til next year! Stung by a streak of legal losses, the commissioner backed down from folding the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos this season but vowed to shrink the major leagues by 2003.
Fischer services
February 6, 2002
Services for Nellie Katherine Fischer, 90, Lawrence, formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Aliceville. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. Fischer died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence.
Terror attacks may cost airlines record $15 billion
February 6, 2002
The world’s airlines may have lost a record $15 billion last year, largely as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an industry spokesman said Tuesday. The International Air Transport Industry Assn. reported that passenger traffic on international scheduled services fell by 4 percent in 2001, the first decline since the 1991 Gulf War caused jitters.
Bush adds weight to national service idea
February 6, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Call it grand larceny, if you will, but it’s still grand. I am referring not to Enron but to President Bush’s enthusiastic embrace of community and national service for hundreds of thousands of Americans as a way to answer the question repeatedly asked since last Sept. 11: What can I do to help?
Bush considering options
February 6, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.) Secretary of State Colin Powell told members of Congress Wednesday that there must be a “regime change” in Iraq and he suggested that the United States “might have to do it alone.”
KU hopes to make ISU its first Big 12 victim
February 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Six years ago, Oklahoma was the doormat of Big 12 Conference women’s basketball, winning only one league game. Today the Sooners are the highest ranked team in the conference.
Eloise Appleby Franken
February 6, 2002
Shawnee, Okla. Â Mass of Christian Burial for Eloise Appleby Franken, 92, Shawnee, will be at noon today at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Shawnee. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Shawnee. Mrs. Franken died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her home.
For Riggins, a different playing field
February 6, 2002
John Riggins lumbers across West 46th Street’s evening rush hour with the same resolve he showed when sports writers called him “Diesel” and fans roared as he pounded defensive linemen who got in his way.
Test your knowledge about Langston Hughes
February 6, 2002
The following is a quiz to help you test your knowledge about Langston Hughes. This quiz will be updated daily through Feb. 14.
Abortion figures
February 6, 2002
Silly shovelers
February 6, 2002
Fischer services
February 6, 2002
6Sports video report: Lions take Wyandotte with a one point win
February 6, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS boys’ basketball game against the Wyandotte Bulldogs.
6Sports video report: Free State boys hoping for fast finish
February 6, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State boys’ basketball win over Topeka High.