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Officials from tense Afghan town travel to Kabul for talks
February 8, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:03 a.m.) A delegation from an eastern town plagued by factional fighting traveled to the capital on Friday for talks on resolving the dispute that threatens to undermine the interim government’s influence.
KU, GTAs to begin mediation in contract dispute
February 8, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University administrators and graduate teaching assistants will resume contract discussions later this month, this time with the help of a federal mediator. But conflict between the two sides emerged again Thursday, as KU officials told members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition they couldn’t set up a table and distribute fliers in or near Strong Hall.
NBA next for Gooden?
February 8, 2002
It should come as no great surprise if Drew Gooden leaves Kansas for the NBA after this, his junior season. “I think it’s a high possibility,” Gooden, KU’s college player of the year candidate said Thursday on Jim Rome’s national radio show. “I might not have to think about it as long as much as I did last year.”
Kansas soccer lands four prep standouts
February 8, 2002
Four high schoolers, including one standout Kansan, have signed national soccer tenders with Kansas University. The Kansan is Jessica Smith of Wichita Southeast.
Riverside School bouncing back after truck smashes front wall
February 8, 2002
Riverside School is in business today despite as much as $100,000 damage caused when a man drove a pickup truck through a stop sign and slammed through a classroom wall. Police reports indicated alcohol consumption was believed to have been a factor in the crash that landed Tristan Westphal, 23, Lawrence, in Kansas University Medical Center with facial injuries Thursday.
Horoscopes
February 8, 2002
Births
February 8, 2002
Eric Collins and Kamischa Roberts, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Andria and Brandon Devlin, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday.
People
February 8, 2002
 No longer married to the mob  Cosby honors Cincinnati boycott  Film role puts actor on the fence
6Sports video report: Williams has respect for Knight
February 8, 2002
James Sido reports on Roy Williams and the respect he has for Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight.
Briefly
February 8, 2002
Camera-gun mistake led to Capitol lockdown Neighbor of missing girl hires lawyer after probe More former altar boys claim abuse by priests
Top Music
February 8, 2002
A lovely gesture
February 8, 2002
February 8, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Yes, it was a fluke. But what a wonderful fluke. In a Kansas University softball game last spring at Iowa State, KU’s Christi Musser hit three balls over the fence. Three home runs in one game  a rare feat in softball, particularly for someone who hit only two home runs in 57 other KU games.
Bush offers some policy surprises
February 8, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe George H.W. Bush accepted the Republican presidential nomination in 1988 by taking an unshakable anti-tax vow, only to agree two years later to raise taxes to fight the deficit. Bill Clinton criticized the Republicans’ policies on China, only to continue them once he was in the White House. The American presidency has many qualities, but predictability is not one of them. So, in truth, no one should be surprised by two recent surprises from President George W. Bush  his warm embrace of a volunteerism program once assailed by conservatives, and growing indications from the White House that a Republican president might well sign a campaign overhaul bill reviled by the Republican congressional leadership.
Riverside School bouncing back after truck smashes front wall
February 8, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Riverside School is in business today despite as much as $100,000 damage caused when a man drove a pickup truck through a stop sign and slammed through a classroom wall. Police reports indicated alcohol consumption was believed to have been a factor in the crash that landed Tristan Westphal, 23, Lawrence, in Kansas University Medical Center with facial injuries Thursday.
Release the notes
February 8, 2002
LHS girls game reset
February 8, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls basketball game against Shawnee Mission North, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, is reset for Feb. 20 at LHS. Tipoff is 7 p.m.
Daily ticker
February 8, 2002
Dow Industrials Â27.95, 9,625.44
Daily ticker
February 8, 2002
On the record
February 8, 2002
Arafat discusses possible successors
February 8, 2002
Israel struck a Palestinian government complex in the West Bank with missiles twice Thursday in retaliation for an Islamic militant’s assault on a Jewish settlement that killed three Israelis. Palestinian militiamen said they would increasingly target settlements.
6Sports video report: Free State girls make it two wins in a row
February 8, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State girls’ basketball win over Shawnee Mission East.
KU coach draws lessons from basketball legend
February 8, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams held some goodies in his hands as he knocked on Bob Knight’s Lawrence hotel room door eight winters ago. “The night before we played Indiana at the fieldhouse, the night before Jacque (Vaughn) made the three (at buzzer to beat Hoosiers, 86-83), I took some brownies to his hotel room.
Leona I. Huey
February 8, 2002
Services for Leona I. Huey, 92, Birmingham, Ala., will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker-Price Mortuary Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Mrs. Huey died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. She had lived in Birmingham, Ala., since 1981, when she moved there from Lecompton.
Added assets
February 8, 2002
J-W Editorials Dr. Lynwood Smith is an excellent example of the special resource Lawrence has in its retired residents. There are many factors that go into making Lawrence a growing, visionary city, and one of the biggest factors is the people who choose to make Lawrence their home. Many, many people have made the decision to move to Lawrence for employment opportunities or to take advantage of various social and cultural activities during their retirement years.
A fresh breeze
February 8, 2002
To the editor: I want to say thank you to author Alice Walker. And to say that she was a fresh breeze of real human spirituality in our suffering world. Her calmness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, wisdom and compassion were palpable and wonderful. Again, thank you.
Ex-Enron CEO denies knowledge of ‘financial peril’
February 8, 2002
Enron Corp.’s former chief executive told a skeptical House subcommittee Thursday that he was unaware of financial problems at the company when he left four months before it collapsed, a position contradicted by two senior Enron executives who testified they repeatedly warned him about conflicts of interest that enriched insiders.
Geneva pact applies to Taliban
Bush says al-Qaida terrorists not covered, but all detainees will be treated humanely
February 8, 2002
President Bush said Thursday the Geneva Convention applies to Taliban prisoners but not to captured al-Qaida terrorists as he sought to quell international outcry without changing the way Afghan war detainees are treated. “They have always been treated consistent with the principles of the Geneva Convention, which means they will be treated well,” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said.
Bush offers some policy surprises
February 8, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe George H.W. Bush accepted the Republican presidential nomination in 1988 by taking an unshakable anti-tax vow, only to agree two years later to raise taxes to fight the deficit. Bill Clinton criticized the Republicans’ policies on China, only to continue them once he was in the White House. The American presidency has many qualities, but predictability is not one of them. So, in truth, no one should be surprised by two recent surprises from President George W. Bush his warm embrace of a volunteerism program once assailed by conservatives, and growing indications from the White House that a Republican president might well sign a campaign overhaul bill reviled by the Republican congressional leadership.
Troops may investigate drone attack
February 8, 2002
The U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan said Thursday that American ground forces may be dispatched to investigate the site where suspected al-Qaida members are reported to have been killed in a missile attack by a CIA-operated drone aircraft.
People
February 8, 2002
No longer married to the mob Cosby honors Cincinnati boycott Film role puts actor on the fence
Texas jail escapees’ journey finally ends at store
February 8, 2002
Smoking, drinking beer and gobbling beef jerky, two Texas jail escapees spent their final hours of freedom chatting with a convenience store owner they held hostage for more than six hours.
Jazz VP mum on Ostertag
February 8, 2002
Utah Jazz vice president Kevin O’Connor postponed comment or disciplinary action Wednesday after the confrontation between coach Jerry Sloan and veteran center Greg Ostertag during Memphis’ 86-79 win Tuesday.
Olympics to rule television
February 8, 2002
The opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics (7 p.m., NBC) promise to combine pageantry and patriotism. Athletes from more than 80 nations will carry their flags in a parade attended by President Bush.
Local briefs
February 8, 2002
 Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 9 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. 9) During Langston Hughes’ childhood, where could blacks swim? Answer to Thursday’s question: This was the back row where blacks were allowed to sit in a segregated theater or classroom. _________  Courts: Suspect guilty of charges related to DeSoto shooting Olathe  After deliberating a little more than three hours, a jury on Thursday found a DeSoto man guilty of charges related to the September shooting death of a DeSoto woman. A Johnson County District Court jury found Juan Crutchfield, 22, guilty of aggravated battery, domestic battery and criminal restraint. He was found innocent on a charge of intimidating a witness. A date for sentencing has not been set. On Sept. 4, 2001, Melanie Oliver was shot and killed as she slept in her DeSoto home. Crutchfield also is charged with first-degree murder. His preliminary hearing on that charge is set for March 26. Last month, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a second suspect. Jesse Guardado, 18, Edwardsville, will be retried at a later date on a charge of first-degree murder. The trial date for a third suspect, Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., has yet to be set. He also was charged with first-degree murder. _________  Remembrances: Memorial service to honor teen killed in crash last year A year after 18-year-old Lawrence High School student Joshua Shuckahosee was killed in an automobile accident, a second memorial service is scheduled to celebrate his life. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Christian Center, 1031 N.H. More than 100 people are expected to attend. Shuckahosee died Feb. 8, 2001, when the Ford Ranger pickup he was driving struck a utility pole at the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. He was born May 15, 1982, to Jay and Loretta Shuckahosee. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and also was part Navajo and part Sac and Fox. Joshua Shuckahosee attended Lawrence High School, where he had been a member of the wrestling team. He also worked part time at his father’s Lawrence drywall business. _________  Kansas University: Disney animator to speak at Spencer Museum of Art A Disney animator will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at Kansas University’s Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. Jack Lew, senior manager of artist and professional development at Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Fla., will discuss his work overseeing animation training and educational programs for Disney. Before going to Disney, Lew taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. The presentation is part of KU’s Hallmark Symposium series. Anne Currier, professor of ceramic arts at Alfred University in New York, will speak for the series at 6 p.m. Feb. 25.
Local briefs
February 8, 2002
Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 9 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. 9) During Langston Hughes’ childhood, where could blacks swim? Answer to Thursday’s question: This was the back row where blacks were allowed to sit in a segregated theater or classroom. _________ Courts: Suspect guilty of charges related to DeSoto shooting Olathe After deliberating a little more than three hours, a jury on Thursday found a DeSoto man guilty of charges related to the September shooting death of a DeSoto woman. A Johnson County District Court jury found Juan Crutchfield, 22, guilty of aggravated battery, domestic battery and criminal restraint. He was found innocent on a charge of intimidating a witness. A date for sentencing has not been set. On Sept. 4, 2001, Melanie Oliver was shot and killed as she slept in her DeSoto home. Crutchfield also is charged with first-degree murder. His preliminary hearing on that charge is set for March 26. Last month, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a second suspect. Jesse Guardado, 18, Edwardsville, will be retried at a later date on a charge of first-degree murder. The trial date for a third suspect, Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., has yet to be set. He also was charged with first-degree murder. _________ Remembrances: Memorial service to honor teen killed in crash last year A year after 18-year-old Lawrence High School student Joshua Shuckahosee was killed in an automobile accident, a second memorial service is scheduled to celebrate his life. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Christian Center, 1031 N.H. More than 100 people are expected to attend. Shuckahosee died Feb. 8, 2001, when the Ford Ranger pickup he was driving struck a utility pole at the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. He was born May 15, 1982, to Jay and Loretta Shuckahosee. He was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and also was part Navajo and part Sac and Fox. Joshua Shuckahosee attended Lawrence High School, where he had been a member of the wrestling team. He also worked part time at his father’s Lawrence drywall business. _________ Kansas University: Disney animator to speak at Spencer Museum of Art A Disney animator will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at Kansas University’s Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. Jack Lew, senior manager of artist and professional development at Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Fla., will discuss his work overseeing animation training and educational programs for Disney. Before going to Disney, Lew taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. The presentation is part of KU’s Hallmark Symposium series. Anne Currier, professor of ceramic arts at Alfred University in New York, will speak for the series at 6 p.m. Feb. 25.
Track team in Ames
February 8, 2002
Kansas University’s track teams will be in Ames, Iowa, today and Wednesday to participate in the Iowa State Classic. It’s the last competition for the Jayhawks prior to the Big 12 Indoor on Feb. 22-23 in Lincoln, Neb.
Federal disaster relief available
February 8, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County residents can apply for federal help with uninsured expenses from last week’s ice storm. Douglas County governments also are optimistic they’ll qualify for federal aid in the coming days to help pay for overtime and other storm-related costs estimated near $250,000.
Movie database tells all
Film fans, professionals flock to site
February 8, 2002
It’s getting harder to lie on your rmn Hollywood.
Briefcase
February 8, 2002
Chicken-fat fuel feeds heaters at Georgia campus Enron-related expenses cut into earnings at UtiliCorp Consumer credit drops Jobless claims decline
World Online: Entertainment Calendar
February 8, 2002
Afghan children sold for food money
February 8, 2002
The deal was arranged even before the baby’s birth. The price for the infant: enough to feed the family for another month.
Farmer to appeal KDHE denial for dairy operation expansion
February 8, 2002
By Joel Mathis A Franklin County farmer will appeal a state agency’s rejection of his plan to expand his dairy from 65 cows to nearly 1,500. “We’re at a point where we can’t afford to go on,” said John Coen, who farms in the northeast part of the county, “and we can’t afford to stop.”
Area briefs
February 8, 2002
 Transient found unconscious on sidewalk late Wednesday  Police probe embezzlement from convenience store  Lawrence commuters narrowly avoid accident  KU moot court regionals focus on cyberterrorism
World Online: Entertainment Calendar
February 8, 2002
NIGHTLIFE Feb. 7
February 8, 2002
Enron Corp.’s former chief executive told a skeptical House subcommittee Thursday that he was unaware of financial problems at the company when he left four months before it collapsed, a position contradicted by two senior Enron executives who testified they repeatedly warned him about conflicts of interest that enriched insiders.
KU, GTAs to begin mediation in contract dispute
February 8, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University administrators and graduate teaching assistants will resume contract discussions later this month, this time with the help of a federal mediator. But conflict between the two sides emerged again Thursday, as KU officials told members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition they couldn’t set up a table and distribute fliers in or near Strong Hall.
Danny Glover talks at Central Junior High before Lied Center reading
February 8, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Actor Danny Glover felt a special connection Thursday to a new postage stamp honoring the late writer Langston Hughes. Glover, a fan of Hughes’ poetry since childhood, was raised by parents who worked more than 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
Blue Devils make up for only loss with 31-point victory over Seminoles
February 8, 2002
After its worst half of the season, No. 1 Duke just went with the flow. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points, Dahntay Jones added 18 and the Blue Devils shot 60 percent in the second half to get revenge on Florida State with an 80-49 victory Thursday night.
Network apologizes for racial slur
February 8, 2002
MSNBC has apologized for a typographical error that turned the name of an interview subject into a racial slur.
Jazz VP mum on Ostertag
February 8, 2002
Utah Jazz vice president Kevin O’Connor postponed comment  or disciplinary action  Wednesday after the confrontation between coach Jerry Sloan and veteran center Greg Ostertag during Memphis’ 86-79 win Tuesday.
takes toll on its audience
February 8, 2002
By Jon Niccum Following the assaults of Sept. 11, several movies bearing thematic connections to the event were shelved. With “Collateral Damage,” a terrorist revenge fantasy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the question remains whether Americans are ready for a film whose plot hits so close to home. The answer: Americans are always ready for mindless, predictable crap. Based on a screenplay (by David and Peter Griffiths) that feels like it was written 20 years ago, “Collateral Damage” is a tiresome mess that seems all the more inessential given the current political climate. The picture is a throwback to Arnold’s early days of pure action roles, but without the self-referential material that made flicks like “Commando” and “The Running Man” such guilty pleasures.
Traditional acoustic musicians gather for Free State Festival
February 8, 2002
By Jon Niccum Maybe the music-going public has finally experienced enough of the techno beats, choreographed dance moves and buzzsaw guitars that characterize modern entertainment. Because one of the hippest sounds out right now stems from a humble style that is decades old. “Thirty years after college-age audiences first caught on to folk and bluegrass music in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s, they’re sort of discovering it again,” said Leo Eilts, a co-producer of the Free State Music Festival, a two-day event this weekend at the Lawrence Holidome. “Lawrence is typical of that. That’s why I think this is so opportune, because there really has never been an indoor bluegrass/acoustic-type festival held here before.”
Services provided under Senior Care Act targeted by Senate committee
February 8, 2002
The Senate Ways and Means Committee reluctantly approved a proposed budget for the Department on Aging that dramatically cuts a program providing home health aides for about 7,300 older Kansans. The spending plan endorsed Thursday on voice vote originated with Gov. Bill Graves. It would reduce the appropriation for the program by 55 percent, to $3.6 million for the next fiscal year from the current $8.1 million.
News of the weird
February 8, 2002
Lead stories In January, after the California restaurant chain Carl’s Jr. began televising a commercial chiding competitors’ chicken-nugget meals (the ad: executives examining a chicken in a futile attempt to find a body part called the “nugget”), the animal rights group United Poultry Concerns objected, not just because the chicken was mishandled but because the examination hurt the chicken’s feelings (treated the chicken “derisively,” United’s chief Karen Davis told the Los Angeles Times). (A few days later, seemingly in support of Davis, Australian neuroscientists Charles Watson and George Paxinos announced the startup of their project to compile a comprehensive atlas of a bird’s “sophisticated and complex” brain, emphasizing features in common with human brains.)
Kansas family receives letter from captives
February 8, 2002
Her face expressionless, Oreta Burnham silently reads the eight pages of letters sent from her son and his wife, held captive for more than eight months by Muslim extremists in the Philippines. Oreta sneers when she comes to a page with the word “confidential” neatly written across the top. Since the letters first surfaced at a Philippine television station a day earlier, much of their contents has been broadcast and reprinted in media outlets across the globe.
Farmer to appeal KDHE denial for dairy operation expansion
February 8, 2002
By Joel Mathis A Franklin County farmer will appeal a state agency’s rejection of his plan to expand his dairy from 65 cows to nearly 1,500. “We’re at a point where we can’t afford to go on,” said John Coen, who farms in the northeast part of the county, “and we can’t afford to stop.”
Afghan children sold for food money
February 8, 2002
The deal was arranged even before the baby’s birth. The price for the infant: enough to feed the family for another month.
Tax giant invests in financial planning, mortgage services
February 8, 2002
H&R Block, the behemoth of tax preparation firms, is branching out. The company aims to expand its relationship with its customers beyond the annual tax-filing season by offering financial planning, home mortgages, brokerage services and even private wealth management. With more services, it hopes to keep customers coming back.
Discounters warm up chilly January sales
February 8, 2002
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other discounters outperformed the rest of the retail industry during January as economic uncertainty again sent consumers in search of low-priced merchandise. Retailers reporting monthly sales Thursday also said business was hurt by winter storms in the Midwest.
KC defendant charged in 5 slayings
February 8, 2002
A man charged with killing five people in a four-day span in 1999 described what happened in a videotaped confession played in court at a hearing on a motion to keep the state from using it at his trial.
Officials from tense Afghan town travel to Kabul for talks
February 8, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:03 a.m.) A delegation from an eastern town plagued by factional fighting traveled to the capital on Friday for talks on resolving the dispute that threatens to undermine the interim government’s influence.
Nationally recognized reproductive biologist also going to Vanderbilt
February 8, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Another Kansas University Medical Center researcher is packing his bags for Vanderbilt University. S.K. Dey, a nationally known reproductive biology researcher, said Vanderbilt’s faculty and facilities offered him scientific opportunities that KU cannot.
Bush says al-Qaida terrorists not covered, but all detainees will be treated humanely
February 8, 2002
President Bush said Thursday the Geneva Convention applies to Taliban prisoners but not to captured al-Qaida terrorists as he sought to quell international outcry without changing the way Afghan war detainees are treated. “They have always been treated consistent with the principles of the Geneva Convention, which means they will be treated well,” White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said.
Garry Patrick Gerken
February 8, 2002
Memorial services for Garry Patrick Gerken, 47, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Mr. Gerken died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in Amarillo, Tex. He had cancer.
journey finally ends at store
February 8, 2002
Smoking, drinking beer and gobbling beef jerky, two Texas jail escapees spent their final hours of freedom chatting with a convenience store owner they held hostage for more than six hours.
Kansans support cap on farm payments
February 8, 2002
Kansas Republican Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback voted Thursday to limit big government payments to farmers, a move that won overwhelming approval but that jeopardized the Democratic farm bill. “I think you have to draw the line. There is just no way you can defend these very large payments,” said Roberts, who supported a $275,000-per-farm cap on agriculture subsidies.
LHS girls game reset
February 8, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls basketball game against Shawnee Mission North, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, is reset for Feb. 20 at LHS. Tipoff is 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 recovery gets harder
February 8, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News What I want to know is is anyone else feeling this way? Pretty normal except for the frequent urge to cry, throw up or sleep?
Defense wants confession out in murder trial
KC defendant charged in 5 slayings
February 8, 2002
A man charged with killing five people in a four-day span in 1999 described what happened in a videotaped confession played in court at a hearing on a motion to keep the state from using it at his trial.
A fresh breeze
February 8, 2002
Royalty a link to the past
February 8, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal On the few occasions when I have laid eyes on Elizabeth II, I have been part of a huge throng straining to catch a glimpse of the British monarch. This is not surprising in itself; kings and queens attract crowds wherever they go. What is surprising is that, more often than not, these spectacles have taken place not in Britain but America, home not only to republican government but a nation conceived in rebellion against the crown Elizabeth wears.
H&R Block expands reach
Tax giant invests in financial planning, mortgage services
February 8, 2002
H&R Block, the behemoth of tax preparation firms, is branching out. The company aims to expand its relationship with its customers beyond the annual tax-filing season by offering financial planning, home mortgages, brokerage services and even private wealth management. With more services, it hopes to keep customers coming back.
Network apologizes for racial slur
February 8, 2002
MSNBC has apologized for a typographical error that turned the name of an interview subject into a racial slur.
Bush warns Arafat against violence
Israeli prime minister renews statehood offer to Palestinians
February 8, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon renewed an offer of eventual Palestinian statehood Thursday at the White House as President Bush demanded a 100 percent effort by Yasser Arafat to fight terrorism. With Sharon at his side in the Oval Office, Bush said firmly: “Mr. Arafat has heard my message I can’t be any more clear about it that he must do everything in his power to reduce terrorist attacks on Israel.”
E-mail provides breakthrough in case of missing U.S. reporter
February 8, 2002
Police have recovered e-mails linked to the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from the computer hard drive of a suspect in the case, officials said Thursday.
AmeriCorps addressing special needs
February 8, 2002
Douglas County Emergency Management Director Paula Phillips said AmeriCorps officials are in the area working with people in special need of assistance after last week’s ice storm.
Williams admires Knight
KU coach draws lessons from basketball legend
February 8, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams held some goodies in his hands as he knocked on Bob Knight’s Lawrence hotel room door eight winters ago. “The night before we played Indiana at the fieldhouse, the night before Jacque (Vaughn) made the three (at buzzer to beat Hoosiers, 86-83), I took some brownies to his hotel room.
Area briefs
February 8, 2002
Transient found unconscious on sidewalk late Wednesday Police probe embezzlement from convenience store Lawrence commuters narrowly avoid accident KU moot court regionals focus on cyberterrorism
Kansas softball team hopes to ‘open some eyes’
February 8, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Yes, it was a fluke. But what a wonderful fluke. In a Kansas University softball game last spring at Iowa State, KU’s Christi Musser hit three balls over the fence. Three home runs in one game a rare feat in softball, particularly for someone who hit only two home runs in 57 other KU games.
Kansas family receives letter from captives
February 8, 2002
Her face expressionless, Oreta Burnham silently reads the eight pages of letters sent from her son and his wife, held captive for more than eight months by Muslim extremists in the Philippines. Oreta sneers when she comes to a page with the word “confidential” neatly written across the top. Since the letters first surfaced at a Philippine television station a day earlier, much of their contents has been broadcast and reprinted in media outlets across the globe.
Kansans support cap on farm payments
February 8, 2002
Kansas Republican Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback voted Thursday to limit big government payments to farmers, a move that won overwhelming approval but that jeopardized the Democratic farm bill. “I think you have to draw the line. There is just no way you can defend these very large payments,” said Roberts, who supported a $275,000-per-farm cap on agriculture subsidies.
Hayden advocates increasing number of out-of-state bow hunting deer licenses
February 8, 2002
The state should allow more out-of-state bow hunters to hunt deer, former Gov. Mike Hayden said.
Jones leads Wizards to fifth straight win
February 8, 2002
Michael Jordan said Popeye Jones could take his place in the All-Star game. Jones certainly put up All-Star numbers Thursday against the team with the best record in the league.
Santa Fe Trail girls dump DeSoto
February 8, 2002
By Doug Pacey If last week’s ice storm never passed through Kansas and school hadn’t been canceled, things might have been a heck of a lot different for DeSoto on Thursday night. Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A coaches’ poll, stormed to a 41-27 Kaw Valley League makeup victory over the Wildcats in the SFT gym.
Area college briefs
February 8, 2002
BU women cruise Tabor topples OU Schwerman sparks BU Ottawa men triumph
Film Review - ‘Collateral Damage’
February 8, 2002
By Jon Niccum Following the assaults of Sept. 11, several movies bearing thematic connections to the event were shelved. With “Collateral Damage,” a terrorist revenge fantasy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the question remains whether Americans are ready for a film whose plot hits so close to home. The answer: Americans are always ready for mindless, predictable crap. Based on a screenplay (by David and Peter Griffiths) that feels like it was written 20 years ago, “Collateral Damage” is a tiresome mess that seems all the more inessential given the current political climate. The picture is a throwback to Arnold’s early days of pure action roles, but without the self-referential material that made flicks like “Commando” and “The Running Man” such guilty pleasures.
Duke stomps Florida State in rematch
Blue Devils make up for only loss with 31-point victory over Seminoles
February 8, 2002
After its worst half of the season, No. 1 Duke just went with the flow. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points, Dahntay Jones added 18 and the Blue Devils shot 60 percent in the second half to get revenge on Florida State with an 80-49 victory Thursday night.
Jones leads Wizards to fifth straight win
February 8, 2002
Michael Jordan said Popeye Jones could take his place in the All-Star game. Jones certainly put up All-Star numbers Thursday against the team with the best record in the league.
Film fans, professionals flock to site
February 8, 2002
It’s getting harder to lie on your resume in Hollywood.
Release the notes
February 8, 2002
To the editor: Regarding the Cheney energy meetings: If we can investigate a president’s sex life and post the details on the Web, we ought to be able to see the notes of an official executive meeting!
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 3)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, Glover talks about storytelling.
On the street
February 8, 2002
Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. Do you plan to tune in to the Olympic Games?
AmeriCorps addressing special needs
February 8, 2002
Douglas County Emergency Management Director Paula Phillips said AmeriCorps officials are in the area working with people in special need of assistance after last week’s ice storm.
A living wage
February 8, 2002
To the editor: I agree with Jim Martin in Sunday’s article, “Developing a new attitude,” that Douglas County needs a new balance in rewriting the economic development chapter for Horizon 2020. In contrast to Mr. Martin, I believe we need to balance a commitment to planned growth with a commitment to quality jobs.
Headline News Lawrence - 6News video report
February 8, 2002
 State funding needed to keep courts running  Local walkers beat the elements  KU men’s basketball team set to battle Texas Tech
work had impact on actor
February 8, 2002
Tina Terry reports on Danny Glover’s visit to Lawrence for the Langston Hughes symposium.
Sound off
February 8, 2002
I noticed in The Mag about Seth Wiley. Is he a home-grown Lawrence product? Can you tell us more about him? “The Good Things” director Seth Wiley was born and raised in Lawrence and attended Kansas University. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1994.
Israeli prime minister renews statehood offer to Palestinians
February 8, 2002
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon renewed an offer of eventual Palestinian statehood Thursday at the White House as President Bush demanded a 100 percent effort by Yasser Arafat to fight terrorism. With Sharon at his side in the Oval Office, Bush said firmly: “Mr. Arafat has heard my message  I can’t be any more clear about it  that he must do everything in his power to reduce terrorist attacks on Israel.”
Sept. 11 recovery gets harder
February 8, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News What I want to know is  is anyone else feeling this way? Pretty normal except for the frequent urge to cry, throw up or sleep?
Royalty a link to the past
February 8, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal On the few occasions when I have laid eyes on Elizabeth II, I have been part of a huge throng straining to catch a glimpse of the British monarch. This is not surprising in itself; kings and queens attract crowds wherever they go. What is surprising is that, more often than not, these spectacles have taken place not in Britain but America, home not only to republican government but a nation conceived in rebellion against the crown Elizabeth wears.
A lovely gesture
February 8, 2002
To the editor: I am a senior citizen and was touched by an angel Friday while I was trying to clean the ice off my car.
Olympics aim to balance patriotism, competition
February 8, 2002
The Olympic torch is a slender, flickering flame. The athletes gathered for tonight’s Opening Ceremony of the XIX Winter Games seem to wonder if it is hot enough or bright enough to do what is being asked of it in this first post-Sept. 11 Olympics. U.S. alpine skier Bode Miller, who has a decent chance of winning a gold medal in Sunday’s men’s downhill, shifted uncomfortably when someone asked him about winning one for the USA, and helping America cope with tragedy.
6Sports video report: Free State girls make it two wins in a row
February 8, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State girls’ basketball win over Shawnee Mission East.
Troops may investigate drone attack
February 8, 2002
The U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan said Thursday that American ground forces may be dispatched to investigate the site where suspected al-Qaida members are reported to have been killed in a missile attack by a CIA-operated drone aircraft.
Horoscopes
February 8, 2002
For Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, those with birthdays today: Learn the art of expressing your negative as well as your positive feelings. You often blurt out thoughts without thinking. Get into a more rigid exercise and diet program. You’ll discover that you will feel a lot better as a result. If you are single, you actually might prefer being alone. After summer 2002, you will do much more dating. If you are attached, you and your partner need to vanish more often and share quiet times together. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Briefcase
February 8, 2002
 Chicken-fat fuel feeds heaters at Georgia campus  Enron-related expenses cut into earnings at UtiliCorp  Consumer credit drops  Jobless claims decline
Briefly
February 8, 2002
 Camera-gun mistake led to Capitol lockdown  Neighbor of missing girl hires lawyer after probe  More former altar boys claim abuse by priests
Briefly
February 8, 2002
500 rescued in avalanche World Bank gives Africa $500 million for AIDS fight
6Sports video report: Williams has respect for Knight
February 8, 2002
James Sido reports on Roy Williams and the respect he has for Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight.
Area college briefs
February 8, 2002
 BU women cruise  Tabor topples OU  Schwerman sparks BU  Ottawa men triumph
Bright spots
February 8, 2002
J-W Editorials Amid last week’s ice storm, many acts of kindness and generosity were reported. Last week’s ice storm gave local residents many causes for frustration. People were without power, not for a few minutes, but for hours or days. Sidewalks were icy. Schools were closed. Events were canceled and had to be rescheduled.
On the record
February 8, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Top Music
February 8, 2002
Singles 1. “U Got It Bad,” Usher
A living wage
February 8, 2002
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 1)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, Glover speaks of his father growing up the the Kansas City area.
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 3)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, Glover talks about storytelling.
Ex-Jayhawk Thompson dies
February 8, 2002
Broderick Thompson, a starting defensive tackle on Kansas University’s 1981 Hall of Fame Bowl football team, died in a motorcycle accident last Monday near Las Vegas.
6News video: Danny Glover at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 2)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence.In this clip, Glover talks about Hughes’ poetry.
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 4)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, he reads Langston Hughes’ poems, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “Mother 2 Son,” “Aunt Sue’s Stories,” and “Summer Night.”
Kansas soccer lands four prep standouts
February 8, 2002
Four high schoolers, including one standout Kansan, have signed national soccer tenders with Kansas University. The Kansan is Jessica Smith of Wichita Southeast.
Printing comments in Microsoft case could cost $4 million
February 8, 2002
The Justice Department said Thursday that only about 10 percent of the public comments it has received by e-mail about the Microsoft antitrust settlement were substantive, while others ranged from form letters to pornography. The department said it received more than 30,000 messages. Under federal law, such a comment period was required before a federal judge decides whether the controversial settlement is in the public interest.
Cook to leave for Speedway
February 8, 2002
Darren Cook, director of facilities for the Kansas University athletics department, is leaving at the end of this month for a similar post at Kansas Speedway. Cook, 41, will be in charge of grounds, maintenance and security at the 2-year-old race track in Kansas City, Kan.
NBA next for Gooden?
February 8, 2002
It should come as no great surprise if Drew Gooden leaves Kansas for the NBA after this, his junior season. “I think it’s a high possibility,” Gooden, KU’s college player of the year candidate said Thursday on Jim Rome’s national radio show. “I might not have to think about it as long  as much as I did last year.”
Late KU publicist to be honored
February 8, 2002
The late Don Pierce, a former Kansas University football standout and sports publicist, will formally be inducted into the KU Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. The presentation will be at halftime of the Kansas-Texas Tech basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse.
screening, withholds review
February 8, 2002
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani attended a screening of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie and said criticism of the film by firefighters, police officers and Colombian activists is premature.
Kracl sparks Cardinals in OT victory
February 8, 2002
Lauren was pourin’ it on Thursday night. Lauren Kracl, a 6-foot sophomore, scored a game-high 28 points, snagged 18 rebounds and hit several key baskets down the stretch to lead Eudora to a 54-50 overtime victory over the Trojans in Frontier League girls basketball.
Australian cards 64 in first round of Buick Invitational
February 8, 2002
Two years ago, shortly after Matt Gogel fell victim to Tiger Woods’ unforgettable comeback at Pebble Beach, a TV commentator came up to Mathew Goggin and offered him gentle encouragement. Oops. Wrong guy.
Glen E. Sunderland
February 8, 2002
Services for Glen E. Sunderland, 77, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Topeka. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Sunderland died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at a Topeka care facility.
Noble services
February 8, 2002
Services for Jean Eileen Noble, 80, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be at Valley Falls Cemetery. Mrs. Noble died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Kelly House Residential Center, Topeka.
Two residents die in Ottawa fire
February 8, 2002
By Mike Belt A space heater is being blamed for starting a fire that killed a man and a woman early Wednesday morning.
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 4)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, he reads Langston Hughes’ poems, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “Mother 2 Son,” “Aunt Sue’s Stories,” and “Summer Night.”
6News video: Danny Glover at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 2)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence.In this clip, Glover talks about Hughes’ poetry.
6News video: Danny Glover speaks at Langston Hughes Symposium (part 1)
February 8, 2002
Hollywood actor Danny Glover spoke about Langston Hughes’ poetry and read some poems as part of an international symposium on Hughes that began Thursday night in Lawrence. In this clip, Glover speaks of his father growing up the the Kansas City area.
6News video report: Driver crashes into school then breaks into house
February 8, 2002
Marta Costello reports on an early morning accident at Riverside Elementary and an elderly couple whose home was broken into by the driver of the car that crashed through the school wall.
Olympics to rule television
February 8, 2002
The opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics (7 p.m., NBC) promise to combine pageantry and patriotism. Athletes from more than 80 nations will carry their flags in a parade attended by President Bush.
t meet payroll, legislators told
February 8, 2002
All Kansas courts will have to close for three days between now and July unless the state provides more money quickly, the state’s top judge warned legislators.
call
February 8, 2002
Legislators would be barred from closing their party caucus meetings under a measure sponsored by the House Ethics and Elections Committee.
Topeka briefs
February 8, 2002
 Senators’ map plan before entire body  House gives its OK to anti-terror plan
Hayden advocates increasing number of out-of-state bow hunting deer licenses
February 8, 2002
The state should allow more out-of-state bow hunters to hunt deer, former Gov. Mike Hayden said.
Athletes of the week
February 8, 2002
City John Armstrong,
Most of us will marry, half of us will divorce
February 8, 2002
There may be some truth to the idea of a “seven-year itch.”
Briefly
February 8, 2002
 500 rescued in avalanche  World Bank gives Africa $500 million for AIDS fight
Commodities
February 8, 2002
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.75; soybeans, $4.04. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.75; soybeans, $4.04. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.69; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.75; soybeans, $4.04. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.06. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.09. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.09.
Wreck kills doctor implicated in scam
February 8, 2002
A physician convicted in a high-profile Medicare fraud case was killed in a traffic accident this week, two days before he was to start serving his prison sentence.
Suspect in slaying believed to have died
February 8, 2002
Garden City authorities are investigating reports that an illegal alien accused of gunning down his estranged wife recently died in Mexico.
s cockpit
February 8, 2002
An unruly passenger on a United Airlines flight from Miami to Buenos Aires tried to force his way into the cockpit Thursday, managing to smash in part of the reinforced door before a co-pilot clubbed him with an ax.
Cheap tickets to Games? Seek and ye shall find
February 8, 2002
An unexpected glut of cheap tickets and rooms are available in Salt Lake City, as the first U.S. Winter Games in 22 years is set to open with a truly American flavor because few non-Americans have shown up.
FSHS girls rock SM East, 57-47
February 8, 2002
Free State High’s girls basketball team won its second straight game on Thursday, stopping SM East, 57-47, at the Lancers’ gym. Lauren Wright hit four three-pointers and scored 19 points, while Stacie Garland had 13 points and four rebounds. Playing with a broken nose, Jayme Lisher contributed nine points.
Santa Fe Trail girls dump DeSoto
February 8, 2002
By Doug Pacey If last week’s ice storm never passed through Kansas and school hadn’t been canceled, things might have been a heck of a lot different for DeSoto on Thursday night. Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A coaches’ poll, stormed to a 41-27 Kaw Valley League makeup victory over the Wildcats in the SFT gym.
E-mail provides breakthrough in case of missing U.S. reporter
February 8, 2002
Police have recovered e-mails linked to the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from the computer hard drive of a suspect in the case, officials said Thursday.
Letters sent to about 560 groups seeking comment on bypass
February 8, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn About 560 American Indian tribes across the country are being invited to share their views about the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday sent letters to the tribes asking for feedback on the trafficway project, particularly how the road would affect the Baker Wetlands and Haskell Indian Nations University.
6News video report: Driver crashes into school then breaks into house
February 8, 2002
Marta Costello reports on an early morning accident at Riverside Elementary and an elderly couple whose home was broken into by the driver of the car that crashed through the school wall.
6News video report: Hughes’ work had impact on actor
February 8, 2002
Tina Terry reports on Danny Glover’s visit to Lawrence for the Langston Hughes symposium.
Garry Patrick Gerken
February 8, 2002
Federal disaster relief available
February 8, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County residents can apply for federal help with uninsured expenses from last week’s ice storm. Douglas County governments also are optimistic they’ll qualify for federal aid in the coming days to help pay for overtime and other storm-related costs estimated near $250,000.
Added assets
February 8, 2002
J-W Editorials Dr. Lynwood Smith is an excellent example of the special resource Lawrence has in its retired residents. There are many factors that go into making Lawrence a growing, visionary city, and one of the biggest factors is the people who choose to make Lawrence their home. Many, many people have made the decision to move to Lawrence for employment opportunities or to take advantage of various social and cultural activities during their retirement years.
Olympics aim to balance patriotism, competition
February 8, 2002
The Olympic torch is a slender, flickering flame. The athletes gathered for tonight’s Opening Ceremony of the XIX Winter Games seem to wonder if it is hot enough or bright enough to do what is being asked of it in this first post-Sept. 11 Olympics. U.S. alpine skier Bode Miller, who has a decent chance of winning a gold medal in Sunday’s men’s downhill, shifted uncomfortably when someone asked him about winning one for the USA, and helping America cope with tragedy.
KU Med loses second researcher
Nationally recognized reproductive biologist also going to Vanderbilt
February 8, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Another Kansas University Medical Center researcher is packing his bags for Vanderbilt University. S.K. Dey, a nationally known reproductive biology researcher, said Vanderbilt’s faculty and facilities offered him scientific opportunities that KU cannot.
Corps asks for input from tribes
Letters sent to about 560 groups seeking comment on bypass
February 8, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn About 560 American Indian tribes across the country are being invited to share their views about the uncompleted South Lawrence Trafficway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday sent letters to the tribes asking for feedback on the trafficway project, particularly how the road would affect the Baker Wetlands and Haskell Indian Nations University.
Actor tells students he admired Hughes’ poetry since childhood
Danny Glover talks at Central Junior High before Lied Center reading
February 8, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Actor Danny Glover felt a special connection Thursday to a new postage stamp honoring the late writer Langston Hughes. Glover, a fan of Hughes’ poetry since childhood, was raised by parents who worked more than 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
Israeli missiles strike complex
Arafat discusses possible successors
February 8, 2002
Israel struck a Palestinian government complex in the West Bank with missiles twice Thursday in retaliation for an Islamic militant’s assault on a Jewish settlement that killed three Israelis. Palestinian militiamen said they would increasingly target settlements.
Passenger hit with ax after trying to enter plane’s cockpit
February 8, 2002
An unruly passenger on a United Airlines flight from Miami to Buenos Aires tried to force his way into the cockpit Thursday, managing to smash in part of the reinforced door before a co-pilot clubbed him with an ax.
Bright spots
February 8, 2002
J-W Editorials Amid last week’s ice storm, many acts of kindness and generosity were reported. Last week’s ice storm gave local residents many causes for frustration. People were without power, not for a few minutes, but for hours or days. Sidewalks were icy. Schools were closed. Events were canceled and had to be rescheduled.
Dream derailed
February 8, 2002
Support deserved
February 8, 2002
Suspect in slaying believed to have died
February 8, 2002
Garden City authorities are investigating reports that an illegal alien accused of gunning down his estranged wife recently died in Mexico.
Wreck kills doctor implicated in scam
February 8, 2002
A physician convicted in a high-profile Medicare fraud case was killed in a traffic accident this week, two days before he was to start serving his prison sentence.
Discounters warm up chilly January sales
February 8, 2002
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other discounters outperformed the rest of the retail industry during January as economic uncertainty again sent consumers in search of low-priced merchandise. Retailers reporting monthly sales Thursday also said business was hurt by winter storms in the Midwest.
Printing comments in Microsoft case could cost $4 million
February 8, 2002
The Justice Department said Thursday that only about 10 percent of the public comments it has received by e-mail about the Microsoft antitrust settlement were substantive, while others ranged from form letters to pornography. The department said it received more than 30,000 messages. Under federal law, such a comment period was required before a federal judge decides whether the controversial settlement is in the public interest.
Ex-mayor mum on Schwarzenegger flick
Giuliani attends ‘Collateral Damage’ screening, withholds review
February 8, 2002
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani attended a screening of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie and said criticism of the film by firefighters, police officers and Colombian activists is premature.
Most of us will marry, half of us will divorce
February 8, 2002
There may be some truth to the idea of a “seven-year itch.”
Two residents die in Ottawa fire
February 8, 2002
By Mike Belt A space heater is being blamed for starting a fire that killed a man and a woman early Wednesday morning.
Splendor in the bluegrass
Traditional acoustic musicians gather for Free State Festival
February 8, 2002
By Jon Niccum Maybe the music-going public has finally experienced enough of the techno beats, choreographed dance moves and buzzsaw guitars that characterize modern entertainment. Because one of the hippest sounds out right now stems from a humble style that is decades old. “Thirty years after college-age audiences first caught on to folk and bluegrass music in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s, they’re sort of discovering it again,” said Leo Eilts, a co-producer of the Free State Music Festival, a two-day event this weekend at the Lawrence Holidome. “Lawrence is typical of that. That’s why I think this is so opportune, because there really has never been an indoor bluegrass/acoustic-type festival held here before.”
Cheap tickets to Games? Seek and ye shall find
February 8, 2002
An unexpected glut of cheap tickets and rooms are available in Salt Lake City, as the first U.S. Winter Games in 22 years is set to open with a truly American flavor because few non-Americans have shown up.
Panel OKs aging program cuts
Services provided under Senior Care Act targeted by Senate committee
February 8, 2002
The Senate Ways and Means Committee reluctantly approved a proposed budget for the Department on Aging that dramatically cuts a program providing home health aides for about 7,300 older Kansans. The spending plan endorsed Thursday on voice vote originated with Gov. Bill Graves. It would reduce the appropriation for the program by 55 percent, to $3.6 million for the next fiscal year from the current $8.1 million.
Goggin, not Gogel, in lead
Australian cards 64 in first round of Buick Invitational
February 8, 2002
Two years ago, shortly after Matt Gogel fell victim to Tiger Woods’ unforgettable comeback at Pebble Beach, a TV commentator came up to Mathew Goggin and offered him gentle encouragement. Oops. Wrong guy.
Bill seeks to ban closed caucuses
Senate Republicans’ private meeting spurs ‘open’ call
February 8, 2002
Legislators would be barred from closing their party caucus meetings under a measure sponsored by the House Ethics and Elections Committee.
Chief justice makes case for funding increases
Courts can’t meet payroll, legislators told
February 8, 2002
All Kansas courts will have to close for three days between now and July unless the state provides more money quickly, the state’s top judge warned legislators.
FSHS girls rock SM East, 57-47
February 8, 2002
Free State High’s girls basketball team won its second straight game on Thursday, stopping SM East, 57-47, at the Lancers’ gym. Lauren Wright hit four three-pointers and scored 19 points, while Stacie Garland had 13 points and four rebounds. Playing with a broken nose, Jayme Lisher contributed nine points.
Kracl sparks Cardinals in OT victory
February 8, 2002
Lauren was pourin’ it on Thursday night. Lauren Kracl, a 6-foot sophomore, scored a game-high 28 points, snagged 18 rebounds and hit several key baskets down the stretch to lead Eudora to a 54-50 overtime victory over the Trojans in Frontier League girls basketball.
Late KU publicist to be honored
February 8, 2002
The late Don Pierce, a former Kansas University football standout and sports publicist, will formally be inducted into the KU Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. The presentation will be at halftime of the Kansas-Texas Tech basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse.
Athletes of the week
February 8, 2002
Play probes friendship
February 8, 2002
By Jan Biles At first glance, “The Tomato Plant Girl” seems like a simple story about the difference between bullying and friendships: Bossy Best Friend gives orders to Little Girl, who follows them so she will fit in and not have to play alone. Little Girl eventually realizes that friendships need respect and acceptance to grow, just like tomato plants need water and sunshine.
6News video: More online tips about mammotome
February 8, 2002
Marta Costello, 6News health reporter, provides some information about the new mammotome machine at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Dream derailed
February 8, 2002
To the editor: Recently people have expressed concern that I am selling the Orchards Golf Course as development property. I would like the public to know my reasons.
Glen E. Sunderland
February 8, 2002
Leona I. Huey
February 8, 2002
Mary V. Guthrie
February 8, 2002
Mary V. Guthrie
February 8, 2002
Services for Mary V. Guthrie, 58, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lawrence. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Guthrie died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Noble services
February 8, 2002
Play probes friendship
February 8, 2002
By Jan Biles At first glance, “The Tomato Plant Girl” seems like a simple story about the difference between bullying and friendships: Bossy Best Friend gives orders to Little Girl, who follows them so she will fit in and not have to play alone. Little Girl eventually realizes that friendships need respect and acceptance to grow, just like tomato plants need water and sunshine.
Region briefs
February 8, 2002
 Crime spree brings suspended sentences  Thousands in metro still without electricity  Three-alarm house fire injures two firefighters
Region briefs
February 8, 2002
Crime spree brings suspended sentences Thousands in metro still without electricity Three-alarm house fire injures two firefighters
Support deserved
February 8, 2002
To the editor: I would like to respond to Jeremy Cosman of Baldwin regarding the KU women’s basketball program and the KU Courtsiders.
Topeka briefs
February 8, 2002
Senators’ map plan before entire body House gives its OK to anti-terror plan
Cook to leave for Speedway
February 8, 2002
Darren Cook, director of facilities for the Kansas University athletics department, is leaving at the end of this month for a similar post at Kansas Speedway. Cook, 41, will be in charge of grounds, maintenance and security at the 2-year-old race track in Kansas City, Kan.
Track team in Ames
February 8, 2002
Kansas University’s track teams will be in Ames, Iowa, today and Wednesday to participate in the Iowa State Classic. It’s the last competition for the Jayhawks prior to the Big 12 Indoor on Feb. 22-23 in Lincoln, Neb.