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Afghan officials want to question ex-Taliban foreign minister in U.S. hands
February 9, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:28 p.m.) Afghan authorities want to interrogate the former Taliban foreign minister now being held by the U.S. military and ensure he faces trial, an Afghan foreign ministry spokesman said Saturday.
China reacts angrily to CIA description of it as threat to U.S.
February 9, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:14 a.m.) China reacted angrily to the U.S. intelligence chief’s inclusion of China in a list of global threats to the United States, calling the description “unreasonable, irresponsible and unacceptable.”
Southeast Asian military exercises serve to warn off terrorists
February 9, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:14 a.m.) More than its military benefits, a counterterrorism training exercise involving U.S. and Philippine troops serves as a warning that terrorists will find no haven in Southeast Asia, a top Philippine general said Saturday.
beliefs
February 9, 2002
As a Roman Catholic missionary in the Islamic nation of Mauritania, Sister Claire Rheaume discussed her faith only with close friends and never made the sign of the cross before meals at restaurants.
t allow physician to take parental role
February 9, 2002
Our family physician wants to examine my 13-year-old son without me in the room. That’s OK with me, but I expect him to tell me what my boy says and what his medical condition is. That’s where we disagree. He says he must keep their conversation confidential.
In contemporary basketball-think, collegians considered old when they reach junior year
February 9, 2002
High-scoring Boston College guard Troy Bell wasn’t quite himself in a Big East game against St. John’s last month. He scored 12 points on 3-for-17 shooting. And St. John’s coach Mike Jarvis, one of the game’s most respected coaches, made an observation after the Red Storm defeated the Eagles in Chestnut Hill.
February 9, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s newly declared intention  to try to hasten the emergence of a more pragmatic Palestinian leadership by sidelining Yasser Arafat  was met Friday by Palestinian outrage and some skepticism in Israel.
Guthrie seeks $125 million accommodations on Mississippi
February 9, 2002
The Guthrie Theater has unveiled plans for a $125 million, three-stage complex along the Mississippi River and a campaign to raise $75 million in private funds for its development.
to Mars
February 9, 2002
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, will ask NASA on Monday to consider sending astronauts to Mars using a cosmic version of a conveyor belt. Aldrin wants to launch what he calls a “space hotel” into a continuous loop around the sun. It would ferry astronauts from Earth to Mars every six to nine months.
s leader says
February 9, 2002
Police charged three men in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said Friday, and Pakistan’s president said he was hopeful the journalist would be freed soon.
Viruses can plague religious groups, too
February 9, 2002
Four ills that act as viruses in the life of a congregation, adapted from author Peter Steinke.
Society Calendar
February 9, 2002
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Perry, DeSoto split twinbill
P-L boys roll to 59-27 victory; Wildcat girls claim 47-39 decision
February 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A spectator walking in on the last couple of minutes of the Perry-Lecompton/DeSoto high school boys basketball game on Friday night would have sworn the scoreboard was wrong.
NBA All-Star Game: Showcase contest loses big names
February 9, 2002
Former Los Angeles Lakers wannabe Chris Webber was looking forward to playing with Shaquille O’Neal in Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. Instead, he’ll be taking O’Neal’s place in the starting lineup.
Flat tax would be fairer option
February 9, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun I feel sick. The illness I am now suffering from is the same one I come down with every year sometime between the beginning of February and the middle of April. There is always one day in that time period I can count on having a queasy stomach, an aching head, and an all-around feeling of icky-ness. It’s the day I fill out my federal income tax form.
Military may be back on voter checklist
February 9, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Barely 48 hours before U.S. voters would go to the polls on Nov. 3, 1992, to choose a president, White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater and Bob Teeter, the incumbent president’s campaign chairman, faced the unhappy task of informing President George Bush that, based upon polling data and their informed judgment, he would lose re-election the following Tuesday to Democrat Bill Clinton.
Tribute to Hughes
February 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Has Lawrence erased all of the prejudices Langston Hughes experienced here as a boy? In the reminiscences of Langston Hughes, Lawrence doesn’t fare all that well. From his boyhood, Hughes recalled a Lawrence in which he and his black friends were turned away from a carnival that had been billed as an event for all Lawrence children.
Miracle’ team reunites to light flame
February 9, 2002
Twenty-two years after they produced the “Miracle on Ice,” members of the 1980 U.S. gold medal-winning hockey team proved they can handle a flame, too. The team of college kids who came together to break the Soviet Union’s monopoly on Olympic hockey was reunited Friday night, this time as family men instead of world-class athletes, to be the final torchbearers for the Winter Games.
FCE and 4-H news
February 9, 2002
Cllub news
February 9, 2002
Lavina R. Hanna
February 9, 2002
FEMA director tours damage in KC metro area
February 9, 2002
Federal disaster chief Joe Allbaugh spent several hours Friday touring fire- and tree-damaged spots in Missouri and Kansas, where hundreds of thousands of residents lost power in the middle of winter.
Missionaries walk a thin line
Aid workers balance goals with host nations’ beliefs
February 9, 2002
As a Roman Catholic missionary in the Islamic nation of Mauritania, Sister Claire Rheaume discussed her faith only with close friends and never made the sign of the cross before meals at restaurants.
Difficult people’ pose unique challenges in congregations
February 9, 2002
The two dozen people gathered around the conference tables don’t look wounded. They laugh knowingly at one another’s stories. They relish a day away from the office. They speak freely of their faith and spirituality.
Teens with tenets
Lawrence youths find direction, inspiration in religion
February 9, 2002
By Audrey Southard Special to the Journal-World It’s 9 a.m. Sunday. Some teen-agers are still dreaming peacefully in their beds. Others are eating breakfast while watching MTV or playing the newest video game. Still others are somewhere entirely different. These students are at church, learning about their faith.
Ex-Enron chief Lay may talk
Former CEO Skilling’s testimony could have legal consequences
February 9, 2002
Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay could testify at a Senate hearing Tuesday, a week after pulling out of two scheduled appearances when some in Congress suggested he had engaged in criminal activity.
U.S. teachers OK resolution to protect gay students, staff
February 9, 2002
The nation’s largest teachers union will ask school districts to protect homosexual students and staff by adopting policies that punish harassment and discrimination. Under a plan adopted Friday by the National Education Assn.’s board of directors, schools also will be encouraged to develop factual materials for classroom discussions on homosexuality.
Study suggests Gulf War syndrome not unique
February 9, 2002
Veterans of most modern wars have suffered a host of unexplained physical and psychological symptoms, researchers reported Friday in a study suggesting that the unexplained ailments experienced by some Gulf War veterans are not unique.
Red Cross: Bush should call detainees prisoners of war
February 9, 2002
The international Red Cross said Friday that President Bush’s promise that Taliban fighters in U.S. detention will be covered by the Geneva Conventions still falls short of the requirements of international law.
Aaliyah, India.Arie, Keys top Soul Train nominations
February 9, 2002
Alicia Keys had a leading four nominations for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards, while fellow soul songstresses India.Arie and Aaliyah had three each. Veteran R&B singers the Isley Brothers, making a comeback more than 42 years after their first hit single “Shout,” also gathered three nominations Thursday.
Students touch ag life
Slice of Agriculture’ feeds urban education
February 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan After three weeks of study, LaVerna Gray’s fourth-graders came to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to hear about agriculture from the experts. And what did they learn? That growing wheat and soybeans in the classroom the students’ wheat sprouted like grass, but the beans never broke the surface isn’t much different than out in the field.
Driver had not been drinking, wife says
February 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence man who drove a pickup truck into Riverside School wasn’t drinking alcohol at the time of the crash, the man’s wife said Friday. In an interview, Papri Westphal said a hospital blood-alcohol test showed her husband, Tristan Westphal, wasn’t intoxicated Wednesday night when his pickup struck the elementary school on North Iowa Street.
Taliban foreign minister gives up
Former official undergoing questioning after surrender
February 9, 2002
The Taliban’s foreign minister turned himself in Friday in Afghanistan, becoming the highest-ranking member of the former ruling militia to surrender, U.S. officials said. Mullah Abdul Wakil Muttawakil turned himself in to Afghan officials in Kandahar and was transferred to a U.S. military base at the city’s airport, where he was being held Friday night, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Heroes past, present open Salt Lake Games
February 9, 2002
Under a layer of fresh snow and a blanket of unprecedented security, America welcomed home the Winter Olympics with an emotional opening tribute Friday night to its heroes, from the pioneers of the West to the thousands who perished on Sept. 11.
Firebird defense stifles Lancers - Free State 58, Shawnee Mission East 47
February 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Shawnee Mission East’s offense in the fourth quarter was as effective as a mime employed as a motivational speaker. Meanwhile, Free State’s pressure defense spoke volumes as the Firebirds capitalized on five consecutive Lancer turnovers to open the fourth period and take control for a 58-47 Sunflower League boys basketball victory on Friday at the FSHS gym.
Kansas women’s basketball: Jayhawks still have hope
February 9, 2002
Where there’s life, there’s hope, and life remains in Kansas University’s downtrodden women’s basketball team despite its dismal 5-19 record. “We keep thinking we’re going to get an upset,” KU senior guard Selena Scott said. “We’re going to get one.”
Hey, who let Mormons out?
Lip-syncing highlights opening ceremony
February 9, 2002
The Winter Olympics got under way Friday night with a spectacular and very cold opening ceremony featuring some of the world’s top entertainment artists, including country artist LeAnn Rimes, R&B artist R. Kelly, pop artist Sting, hip-hop artist Yo “Yo” Ma and art artist Vincent van Gogh.
Upstart Red Raiders look to upend KU
Knight has No. 24 Texas Tech headed in right direction during first season in Lubbock
February 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore The surprise college basketball team in the Big 12 Conference heck, the surprise team in the United States visits Allen Fieldhouse today. Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, who went 9-19, 12-16, 13-17 and 13-14 the past four seasons under coach James Dickey, take a 16-5 overall record and 5-4 conference mark into today’s 3:05 p.m. battle at Kansas (20-2, 9-0).
Healthcheck: Hospital gift shop helps women get easier breast biopsies
February 9, 2002
Marta Costello reports on the the new mammotome machine at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, bought mostly with proceeds from the hospital gift shop.
Riverside School damage placed above $100,000
February 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Three walls must be replaced at Riverside School after the building was slammed by an out-of-control vehicle, according to an engineering analysis conducted Friday. Brad Kiehl, an architect with the DLR Group in Overland Park, said a structural engineer with the firm concluded a pickup truck driven into a classroom late Wednesday at Riverside caused more than $100,000 damage to walls and contents.
6News video report: Authorities investigate animal cruelty case
February 9, 2002
Josh Garber reports on an animal cruelty case being investigated by local authorities.
KU still in top 10 for scholars
February 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Scholarship opportunities began to pour in after Derek Breid was named a National Merit scholar. So why did the Minnesota native choose to attend Kansas University? “Basically, it came down to KU offered me the most money,” he said.
Toy industry hits new outlets
February 9, 2002
When you turn down Aisle 6 in your local supermarket, you might find Barbie or a board game stocked near the produce and canned peaches. Toys R Us Inc. is selling toys at several Giant Food stores, while K-B Toys provided dolls, games and other merchandise to 1,000 Safeway stores this past holiday.
s testimony could have legal consequences
February 9, 2002
Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay could testify at a Senate hearing Tuesday, a week after pulling out of two scheduled appearances when some in Congress suggested he had engaged in criminal activity.
Lawrence youths find direction, inspiration in religion
February 9, 2002
By Audrey Southard Special to the Journal-World It’s 9 a.m. Sunday. Some teen-agers are still dreaming peacefully in their beds. Others are eating breakfast while watching MTV or playing the newest video game. Still others are somewhere entirely different. These students are at church, learning about their faith.
Riverside School damage placed above $100,000
February 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Three walls must be replaced at Riverside School after the building was slammed by an out-of-control vehicle, according to an engineering analysis conducted Friday. Brad Kiehl, an architect with the DLR Group in Overland Park, said a structural engineer with the firm concluded a pickup truck driven into a classroom late Wednesday at Riverside caused more than $100,000 damage to walls and contents.
Southeast Asian military exercises serve to warn off terrorists
February 9, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:14 a.m.) More than its military benefits, a counterterrorism training exercise involving U.S. and Philippine troops serves as a warning that terrorists will find no haven in Southeast Asia, a top Philippine general said Saturday.
Driver had not been drinking, wife says
February 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence man who drove a pickup truck into Riverside School wasn’t drinking alcohol at the time of the crash, the man’s wife said Friday. In an interview, Papri Westphal said a hospital blood-alcohol test showed her husband, Tristan Westphal, wasn’t intoxicated Wednesday night when his pickup struck the elementary school on North Iowa Street.
People from as far away as Japan in attendance at KU symposium
February 9, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck Eight-year-old Amanda Walker finds encouragement in the words of Langston Hughes’ poem “Youth.” It begins with the line, “We have tomorrow bright before us like a flame.” “It means that every day is a new and special day and that we should be very thankful,” Walker said of the poem.
Internet protection program has hole
February 9, 2002
A programming mistake in a popular consumer Internet protection program can give hackers control over a user’s computer, the publisher disclosed Friday.
Malpractice attorney protests using humans in medical tests
February 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Too many humans are being used in medical tests, and the rules for those tests need to be stricter, a noted malpractice attorney said Friday. Allen Milstein, who has filed several major lawsuits against medical researchers, told Kansas University law students that humans should be used as test subjects only in limited circumstances.
Sound off
February 9, 2002
Why are the school buses in town driving on expired tags? They are for December 2001. Junior Stiles, branch maintenance manager for Laidlaw Transit in Lawrence, said the state of Kansas granted public school districts a six-week grace period to comply with bus license requirements.
On the street
February 9, 2002
Will KU go unbeaten in the Big 12? Justin Leonard, KU student, Lawrence
U.S. teachers OK resolution to protect gay students, staff
February 9, 2002
The nation’s largest teachers union will ask school districts to protect homosexual students and staff by adopting policies that punish harassment and discrimination. Under a plan adopted Friday by the National Education Assn.’s board of directors, schools also will be encouraged to develop factual materials for classroom discussions on homosexuality.
Needless detail
February 9, 2002
To the editor: I am very dissatisfied with the way Pat Cochrane’s death was placed in the article about the LHS girls basketball team on Saturday Jan. 26. I understand it is necessary to explain the possibility of a change in the championship game. But I don’t think it was necessary to go into such detail in a sports article. I think this was in poor taste, and the school, the team, and above all, the Cochrane family should be apologized to.
Parking solution
February 9, 2002
To the editor: On pages 1B through 3B in the Journal-World of Saturday, Feb. 2, not one person, including the mayor, considered the obvious solution to the seeming “demand for parking” downtown: don’t use a car to get there! If able, ride a bike! Or walk! Or take the nice bus! Our downtown is worth it. Let’s keep it that way without a tax increase.
Enron likely to hurt GOP
February 9, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News At least seven congressional committees are holding hearings this week on the Enron affair. They have attracted more attention than the release of President Bush’s budget. Politically, the implications of the Houston energy giant’s fall may be becoming more important to Democratic hopes for the year, now that statistics indicate the economy is beginning to perk up.
Pro Bowl: Gannon: NFL All-Stars take game seriously
February 9, 2002
Rich Gannon doesn’t care what anyone says, the Pro Bowl means something. And not just for the $30,000 you get if you win. Yet the Oakland quarterback understands why it’s easy to think of the Pro Bowl as anything but a sporting event.
U.S. takes 2-0 Davis Cup lead over Slovakia
February 9, 2002
Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick each won their matches Friday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Slovakia in the first round of Davis Cup play.
KC Knights slip past Eclipse, 114-101
February 9, 2002
All five Kansas City players scored in double figures and the Knights improved to 9-0 at Kemper Arena with a 114-101 ABA victory over the Phoenix Eclipse on Friday night.
Lee H. Boyles
February 9, 2002
Graveside services for Lee H. Boyles, 88, Lawrence, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Boyles died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at his home.
Leon Friedson
February 9, 2002
Services for Leon Friedson, 93, South Euclid, will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Funeral Home, Cleveland Heights. Mr. Friedson died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Menorah Park Center, Beachwood.
FCE and 4-H news
February 9, 2002
The India FCE will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Norma Leary’s home. Genny Hunsinger will give the lesson on “People Builder’s Playshop.” Â
team reunites to light flame
February 9, 2002
Twenty-two years after they produced the “Miracle on Ice,” members of the 1980 U.S. gold medal-winning hockey team proved they can handle a flame, too. The team of college kids who came together to break the Soviet Union’s monopoly on Olympic hockey was reunited Friday night, this time as family men instead of world-class athletes, to be the final torchbearers for the Winter Games.
pose unique challenges in congregations
February 9, 2002
The two dozen people gathered around the conference tables don’t look wounded. They laugh knowingly at one another’s stories. They relish a day away from the office. They speak freely of their faith and spirituality.
P-L boys roll to 59-27 victory
February 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A spectator walking in on the last couple of minutes of the Perry-Lecompton/DeSoto high school boys basketball game on Friday night would have sworn the scoreboard was wrong.
Knight has No. 24 Texas Tech headed in right direction during first season in Lubbock
February 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore The surprise college basketball team in the Big 12 Conference  heck, the surprise team in the United States  visits Allen Fieldhouse today. Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, who went 9-19, 12-16, 13-17 and 13-14 the past four seasons under coach James Dickey, take a 16-5 overall record and 5-4 conference mark into today’s 3:05 p.m. battle at Kansas (20-2, 9-0).
Study suggests Gulf War syndrome not unique
February 9, 2002
Veterans of most modern wars have suffered a host of unexplained physical and psychological symptoms, researchers reported Friday in a study suggesting that the unexplained ailments experienced by some Gulf War veterans are not unique.
More pets face weighty issue
February 9, 2002
By Jim Baker A number of recent studies show that more and more Americans are overweight these days. So are their pets. “Obesity is very common. We see it daily in cats and dogs,” said Melissa Young, a veterinarian at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital, 3210 Clinton Parkway Court.
FSHS boasts two No. 1 seeds
February 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus With two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2 seeds, Free State High’s wrestlers figure to be in the hunt for a Sunflower League title today at Olathe North.
Baldwin boys tip EHS
February 9, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High junior Joe Gipp desperately wanted to cap a big comeback with a game-winning shot. Gipp got what he wanted when he scored on a layup with 3.5 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 55-54 boys basketball victory over Eudora.
Red Cross: Bush should call detainees prisoners of war
February 9, 2002
The international Red Cross said Friday that President Bush’s promise that Taliban fighters in U.S. detention will be covered by the Geneva Conventions still falls short of the requirements of international law.
Births
February 9, 2002
No births were reported Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Wind wipes out events
February 9, 2002
Let the games be … delayed. The Winter Olympics were to begin with a whisper Friday, the sound of American Brendan Doran cruising down the 90-meter ski ramp, then thrusting into the air with a “whoosh,” landing softly to mitten-muffled applause.
6Sports video report: The Knight factor could have an effect on game crowd
February 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the effect the presence of Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight will have on the Allen Fieldhouse crowd.
Parking solution
February 9, 2002
Needless detail
February 9, 2002
Engagements
February 9, 2002
Beaty-Larson Beverly Beaty, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Marcia Irene Beaty, Olathe, to Jeffrey Allen Larson, Olathe, son of Stephen and Georgia Larson, Winfield.
Sunflower League wrestling: Firebirds eye title
FSHS boasts two No. 1 seeds
February 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus With two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2 seeds, Free State High’s wrestlers figure to be in the hunt for a Sunflower League title today at Olathe North.
Book signing, benefit dance, chocolate auction help fill out this weekend’s planner
February 9, 2002
A pie sale, folk and jazz music, barn and Valentine Day’s dances, acoustic dance, drama and a train meet are on the plate for this weekend.
Kwan plans to keep skating
U.S. champion not ready to retire at 21
February 9, 2002
Michelle Kwan is sounding like someone with more than these Olympics in her future. The six-time U.S. champion and four-time world winner didn’t declare her intentions Friday when asked about turning professional after the Salt Lake City Olympics.
6News video report: Authorities investigate animal cruelty case
February 9, 2002
Josh Garber reports on an animal cruelty case being investigated by local authorities.
Heroes past, present open Salt Lake Games
February 9, 2002
Under a layer of fresh snow and a blanket of unprecedented security, America welcomed home the Winter Olympics with an emotional opening tribute Friday night to its heroes, from the pioneers of the West to the thousands who perished on Sept. 11.
Ottawa hammers KC Turner, 83-35
February 9, 2002
Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team jumped out to a 16-10 first-quarter lead and hit eight three-pointers en route to a 52-33 victory Friday over Mill Valley. “I was really pleased with the way we came out tonight offensively,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said.
People
February 9, 2002
 Renfro faces drug rehab program  Jackson fan charged in burglary  Culkin mom ordered to stand trial  Tiffany to prove her ‘maturity’
Leon Friedson
February 9, 2002
Baldwin boys tip EHS
February 9, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High junior Joe Gipp desperately wanted to cap a big comeback with a game-winning shot. Gipp got what he wanted when he scored on a layup with 3.5 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 55-54 boys basketball victory over Eudora.
Enron likely to hurt GOP
February 9, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News At least seven congressional committees are holding hearings this week on the Enron affair. They have attracted more attention than the release of President Bush’s budget. Politically, the implications of the Houston energy giant’s fall may be becoming more important to Democratic hopes for the year, now that statistics indicate the economy is beginning to perk up.
With each session day, state debt burden grows
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The 2002 legislative session got another day older and deeper in debt. Officials with the Kansas Department of Revenue said Friday that the state will write two checks totaling $25 million to settle a decades-old corporate tax dispute with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co.
Don’t allow physician to take parental role
February 9, 2002
Our family physician wants to examine my 13-year-old son without me in the room. That’s OK with me, but I expect him to tell me what my boy says and what his medical condition is. That’s where we disagree. He says he must keep their conversation confidential.
Briefcase
February 9, 2002
Intrust razing starts Monday Lawrence: Gifting seminar set at LMH Obituary: Dillard’s founder dies at 87 Tiremaker: Goodyear reports job cuts
Famed theater plans expansion
Guthrie seeks $125 million accommodations on Mississippi
February 9, 2002
The Guthrie Theater has unveiled plans for a $125 million, three-stage complex along the Mississippi River and a campaign to raise $75 million in private funds for its development.
Palestinians resent Sharon’s ‘meddling’
February 9, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s newly declared intention to try to hasten the emergence of a more pragmatic Palestinian leadership by sidelining Yasser Arafat was met Friday by Palestinian outrage and some skepticism in Israel.
Cllub news
February 9, 2002
The Lawrence Music Club will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of Evelyn Falen, 2614 Orchard Lane. Falen will present “Music Technology,” a narrative and demonstration. R. Wayne Nelson will give a piano recital. He will play romantic music from Broadway musicals. Visitors are welcome to attend. Â
World Online: Panorama - Kansas River, North levee
February 9, 2002
The view of the Kansas River and downtown Lawrence from the north levee encompasses a view of the Bowersock Mills and Power Co. just below the northbound lanes of the Kansas River bridge. Bowersock Mills has been in operation since 1874 and provides flow control for Lawrence’s public water intakes and produces enough electricity to power 1,800 homes.
Thanks to crew
February 9, 2002
To the editor: I am writing to express my thanks and gratitude to those unsung heroes of the Wakarusa Township road crews. As always, thanks for keeping the roads graded and, especially, cleared of snow and ice during the winter months.
Bulldogs shake early rust, roll over Cardinals, 73-38
February 9, 2002
By Doug Pacey Thirteen days never seemed to last so long. Because of weather-related game cancellations last week, Baldwin High’s girl’s basketball team hadn’t played in almost two weeks before last night’s game with Eudora.
6Sports video report: Free State soph gets career high in win over Shawnee Mission East
February 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State boys’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission East.
Beatrix Potter classic finds new home at Smithsonian
February 9, 2002
Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sandbank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
Wind wipes out events
February 9, 2002
Let the games be … delayed. The Winter Olympics were to begin with a whisper Friday, the sound of American Brendan Doran cruising down the 90-meter ski ramp, then thrusting into the air with a “whoosh,” landing softly to mitten-muffled applause.
Loss of researchers may signal larger problems at Med Center
February 9, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several weeks ago, word leaked out that one of the most distinguished faculty members at the Kansas University Medical Center would be leaving for a research position at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Billy Hudson, chairman of biochemistry, an internationally recognized researcher in the field of proteomics and one of the all-stars of the KU Med research program, soon will be headed to Tennessee.
Ex-Jayhawks Kelley, Hougland, Lienhard, Hoag cheer grandkids
February 9, 2002
By Bill Mayer They battled to help each other as Jayhawks, cheered each other as Olympic basketball gold medalists and have remained close friends for more than 50 years. Now they and their spouses periodically find themselves in the same gym good-naturedly rooting against each other. Reason: Grandkids on opposing teams.
Briefcase
February 9, 2002
 Intrust razing starts Monday  Lawrence: Gifting seminar set at LMH  Obituary: Dillard’s founder dies at 87  Tiremaker: Goodyear reports job cuts
KU still in top 10 for scholars
February 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Scholarship opportunities began to pour in after Derek Breid was named a National Merit scholar. So why did the Minnesota native choose to attend Kansas University? “Basically, it came down to KU offered me the most money,” he said.
Spirituality
February 9, 2002
Congregation to rebuild synagogue burned by Nazis Woman claims library fired her for wearing a cross Domino’s Pizza founder to build 25-story crucifix
Spirituality
February 9, 2002
 Congregation to rebuild synagogue burned by Nazis  Woman claims library fired her for wearing a cross  Domino’s Pizza founder to build 25-story crucifix
Pro Bowl: Gannon: NFL All-Stars take game seriously
February 9, 2002
Rich Gannon doesn’t care what anyone says, the Pro Bowl means something. And not just for the $30,000 you get if you win. Yet the Oakland quarterback understands why it’s easy to think of the Pro Bowl as anything but a sporting event.
Park visitors may find state sites a little weedier after budget cuts
February 9, 2002
Less maintenance work will probably be done at state parks if Gov. Bill Graves’ proposed budget cuts are accepted, acting secretary of parks and wildlife Mike Hayden said.
Ex-astronaut to make case for ‘conveyor belt’ to Mars
February 9, 2002
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, will ask NASA on Monday to consider sending astronauts to Mars using a cosmic version of a conveyor belt. Aldrin wants to launch what he calls a “space hotel” into a continuous loop around the sun. It would ferry astronauts from Earth to Mars every six to nine months.
Flat tax would be fairer option
February 9, 2002
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun I feel sick. The illness I am now suffering from is the same one I come down with every year sometime between the beginning of February and the middle of April. There is always one day in that time period I can count on having a queasy stomach, an aching head, and an all-around feeling of icky-ness. It’s the day I fill out my federal income tax form.
U.S. champion not ready to retire at 21
February 9, 2002
Michelle Kwan is sounding like someone with more than these Olympics in her future. The six-time U.S. champion and four-time world winner didn’t declare her intentions Friday when asked about turning professional after the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Beatrix Potter classic finds new home at Smithsonian
February 9, 2002
Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sandbank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
s planner
February 9, 2002
A pie sale, folk and jazz music, barn and Valentine Day’s dances, acoustic dance, drama and a train meet are on the plate for this weekend.
Religion briefs
February 9, 2002
St. John’s begins new RENEW session Unity welcomes guest speaker Missionaries to speak at Mustard Seed Adult forum meets at Trinity Episcopal Corpus Christi sets Ash Wednesday Masses
NBA All-Star Game: Showcase contest loses big names
February 9, 2002
Former Los Angeles Lakers wannabe Chris Webber was looking forward to playing with Shaquille O’Neal in Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. Instead, he’ll be taking O’Neal’s place in the starting lineup.
Thanks to crew
February 9, 2002
3 charged in abducting U.S. reporter
Wall Street Journal writer may soon be free, Pakistan’s leader says
February 9, 2002
Police charged three men in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said Friday, and Pakistan’s president said he was hopeful the journalist would be freed soon.
Olympic glance
February 9, 2002
Day 1 of the Salt Lake City Olympics Friday, Feb. 8
Olympic glance
February 9, 2002
Engagements
February 9, 2002
Old home town - 40 years ago today
February 9, 2002
IN 1962 The chief of the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington included the Clinton Reservoir, slated for 4 miles southwest of Lawrence, on his list of priority ventures. The 7,000-acre lake was due to cost some $26 million under existing proposals.
KU softball drops pair to open its season
February 9, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team managed six hits in a 7-1 season-opening loss to Massachusetts on Friday at the Phoenix Classic.
World Online: Panorama - Kansas River, North levee
February 9, 2002
World briefs
February 9, 2002
Pakistan: Afghan leader: Good prisoners to go free, bad to be punished London: Eye scan security tested at Heathrow Airport
World briefs
February 9, 2002
 Pakistan: Afghan leader: Good prisoners to go free, bad to be punished  London: Eye scan security tested at Heathrow Airport
Wedding
February 9, 2002
Falley-Lavalette Candice Falley and Shane Lavalette, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 4, 2001, in Lawrence with Pastor Kim Ransom officiating.
Theodore W. Beach
February 9, 2002
Services for Theodore W. Beach, 71, Lawrence, will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Mr. Beach died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
On the record
February 9, 2002
On the record
February 9, 2002
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
People
February 9, 2002
Renfro faces drug rehab program Jackson fan charged in burglary Culkin mom ordered to stand trial Tiffany to prove her ‘maturity’
NBA briefs
February 9, 2002
Marbury arrested on DUI charge Neutral timekeepers to work playoff games
NBA briefs
February 9, 2002
 Marbury arrested on DUI charge  Neutral timekeepers to work playoff games
Nation briefs
February 9, 2002
Montana: Lesbian couple’s house set on fire after lawsuit Louisiana: Court stops execution
Local briefs
February 9, 2002
Hughes mural on display A mural inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “Let America Be America Again” is on display in the Kansas Union. The mural, created by Lawrence High School art students and coordinated by Lawrence artists Dave Loewenstein and Lora Jost, is on display at KU through Sunday, when it will be returned to the Lawrence Public Library. Above, KU junior Keith Knickerbocker, Lenexa, studies the artwork. _______________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 10 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. 10) During Langston Hughes’ childhood in Lawrence, which of these were open to blacks: hotels, restaurants, the Presbyterian Church? Answer to Friday’s question: In the Kansas River or in farm ponds. _______________________ Courts: Bank robber pleads guilty Topeka A Lawrence man pleaded guilty Friday to the Sept. 29, 2001, robbery of Douglas County Bank, 3101 Iowa. Stephan A. Young, 48, could face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison without parole. His sentencing on one count of bank robbery was set for 11 a.m. May 10 in U.S. District Court in Topeka by federal Judge Richard D. Rogers. Young admitted he robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash after demanding money from a teller, U.S. Atty. Jim Flory said. The FBI said no weapon was displayed. _______________________ Kansas University: Students print newspaper on proposed tuition hikes Kansas University students will be taunting both the administration and Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight at today’s Kansas vs. Texas Tech basketball game. Student Senate, which is organizing a campaign to inform students about proposed tuition increases, will distribute 1,000 copies of a newspaper saying, “Unfair tuition increases make me want to throw a chair.” The slogan is a reference to Knight, who once threw a chair onto the court to express displeasure with officiating. The newspaper also features graphs, news stories and editorials about the tuition increases.
Local briefs
February 9, 2002
 Hughes mural on display A mural inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “Let America Be America Again” is on display in the Kansas Union. The mural, created by Lawrence High School art students and coordinated by Lawrence artists Dave Loewenstein and Lora Jost, is on display at KU through Sunday, when it will be returned to the Lawrence Public Library. Above, KU junior Keith Knickerbocker, Lenexa, studies the artwork. _______________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 10 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. 10) During Langston Hughes’ childhood in Lawrence, which of these were open to blacks: hotels, restaurants, the Presbyterian Church? Answer to Friday’s question: In the Kansas River or in farm ponds. _______________________  Courts: Bank robber pleads guilty Topeka  A Lawrence man pleaded guilty Friday to the Sept. 29, 2001, robbery of Douglas County Bank, 3101 Iowa. Stephan A. Young, 48, could face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison without parole. His sentencing on one count of bank robbery was set for 11 a.m. May 10 in U.S. District Court in Topeka by federal Judge Richard D. Rogers. Young admitted he robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash after demanding money from a teller, U.S. Atty. Jim Flory said. The FBI said no weapon was displayed. _______________________  Kansas University: Students print newspaper on proposed tuition hikes Kansas University students will be taunting both the administration and Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight at today’s Kansas vs. Texas Tech basketball game. Student Senate, which is organizing a campaign to inform students about proposed tuition increases, will distribute 1,000 copies of a newspaper saying, “Unfair tuition increases make me want to throw a chair.” The slogan is a reference to Knight, who once threw a chair onto the court to express displeasure with officiating. The newspaper also features graphs, news stories and editorials about the tuition increases.
Lee H. Boyles
February 9, 2002
Lavina R. Hanna
February 9, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Lavina R. Hanna, 89, Lecompton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Theresa’a Catholic Church, Perry. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Perry. Mrs. Hanna died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Topeka Health Care Center.
Earl Dean Hunsaker
February 9, 2002
Services for Earl Dean Hunsaker, 68, Rantoul, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Hunsaker died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Miami County Medical Center, Paola.
Cecil B. Green
February 9, 2002
Services for Cecil B. Green, 80, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Green died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Area briefs
February 9, 2002
 Fire destroys barn west of Lecompton  Police test computer program to share crime information  Area city councils list meeting agenda items
Area briefs
February 9, 2002
Fire destroys barn west of Lecompton Police test computer program to share crime information Area city councils list meeting agenda items
Religion briefs
February 9, 2002
 St. John’s begins new RENEW session  Unity welcomes guest speaker  Missionaries to speak at Mustard Seed  Adult forum meets at Trinity Episcopal  Corpus Christi sets Ash Wednesday Masses
Daily ticker
February 9, 2002
Ambitious moose study under way in Minnesota
February 9, 2002
The helicopter appeared from the northeast over ranks of spruce and birch. Its payload, roughly 900 pounds of moose, dangled in an orange sling below the chopper. The cow was delivered gingerly to a snow-covered gravel pit about 30 miles north of Two Harbors early last week.
Sampras, Roddick roll
U.S. takes 2-0 Davis Cup lead over Slovakia
February 9, 2002
Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick each won their matches Friday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Slovakia in the first round of Davis Cup play.
Four Olympic champs Sport 2 Sport fans
Ex-Jayhawks Kelley, Hougland, Lienhard, Hoag cheer grandkids
February 9, 2002
By Bill Mayer They battled to help each other as Jayhawks, cheered each other as Olympic basketball gold medalists and have remained close friends for more than 50 years. Now they and their spouses periodically find themselves in the same gym good-naturedly rooting against each other. Reason: Grandkids on opposing teams.
Baldwin girls pound Eudora
Bulldogs shake early rust, roll over Cardinals, 73-38
February 9, 2002
By Doug Pacey Thirteen days never seemed to last so long. Because of weather-related game cancellations last week, Baldwin High’s girl’s basketball team hadn’t played in almost two weeks before last night’s game with Eudora.
KU’s Russell sets NCAA record
February 9, 2002
Kansas University’s Scott Russell broke the NCAA record in the weight throw and the KU women’s distance medley relay team provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships during the first day of the Iowa State Classic on Friday.
Area Girls Roundup: Chargers beat up on Valley
Ottawa hammers KC Turner, 83-35
February 9, 2002
Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team jumped out to a 16-10 first-quarter lead and hit eight three-pointers en route to a 52-33 victory Friday over Mill Valley. “I was really pleased with the way we came out tonight offensively,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said.
Area Boys Roundup: Big fourth quarter lifts Santa Fe Trail over Mill Valley, 60-45
February 9, 2002
Santa Fe Trail scored 25 points in the fourth quarter five more than in the second and third combined to hold off Mill Valley in a 60-45 high school boys basketball victory on Friday at SFT.
KC Knights slip past Eclipse, 114-101
February 9, 2002
All five Kansas City players scored in double figures and the Knights improved to 9-0 at Kemper Arena with a 114-101 ABA victory over the Phoenix Eclipse on Friday night.
Cecil B. Green
February 9, 2002
Earl Dean Hunsaker
February 9, 2002
Theodore W. Beach
February 9, 2002
Inspectors find no violations at hog operation
February 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn An inspection by a trio of Douglas County officials Friday found no violations resulting from a hog operation that was the subject of debate this week at county commission meetings.
Bills on hate crimes, animal cruelty stalled
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild After a one-hour meeting Friday, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said there was no time left, ended the meeting and placed legislation against hate crimes and animal cruelty on indefinite hold.
More pets face weighty issue
February 9, 2002
By Jim Baker A number of recent studies show that more and more Americans are overweight these days. So are their pets. “Obesity is very common. We see it daily in cats and dogs,” said Melissa Young, a veterinarian at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital, 3210 Clinton Parkway Court.
Failure to recycle lands mom in court
February 9, 2002
Jill Rowland admits her crime she threw away baby formula cans and a shampoo bottle. She just can’t believe that she and four other Newton residents were hauled into municipal court and fined Thursday for violating the city’s mandatory recycling law.
Viruses can plague religious groups, too
February 9, 2002
Four ills that act as viruses in the life of a congregation, adapted from author Peter Steinke.
Pacemaker check indicates Cheney’s health is good
February 9, 2002
The pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney’s chest has not been needed to correct any irregular heartbeat since the device was implanted in June, doctors found in a hospital checkup Friday.
Senators seek improvements in fuel economy
Automakers fear threat to light trucks
February 9, 2002
Key senators have unveiled plans to require dramatic increases in vehicle fuel economy, prompting a fight from automakers who say the proposals are a threat to increasingly popular and fuel-hungry light trucks.
Gooden latest victim of NBA queries
In contemporary basketball-think, collegians considered old when they reach junior year
February 9, 2002
High-scoring Boston College guard Troy Bell wasn’t quite himself in a Big East game against St. John’s last month. He scored 12 points on 3-for-17 shooting. And St. John’s coach Mike Jarvis, one of the game’s most respected coaches, made an observation after the Red Storm defeated the Eagles in Chestnut Hill.
7th officer resigns amid probe
February 9, 2002
A seventh police officer resigned Friday amid an investigation into allegations of police brutality. Four other officers have been placed on paid leave since the probe began Monday. The officers have been accused of abusing their positions of authority, mistreating citizens and false reporting of incidents.
Church ‘combs’ records for abusers
Boston poll shows growing number disapproves of cardinal
February 9, 2002
Cardinal Bernard Law on Friday said records that already have led to allegations of child sex abuse against 80 priests would be “combed and combed again” in upholding the Boston archdiocese’s promise to uncover past accusations.
Out-of-court settlement with Cheney is possible
February 9, 2002
Comptroller General David Walker kept the door open Friday for an out-of-court settlement of the lingering dispute between Congress and the White House over the records of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force.
Malpractice attorney protests using humans in medical tests
February 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Too many humans are being used in medical tests, and the rules for those tests need to be stricter, a noted malpractice attorney said Friday. Allen Milstein, who has filed several major lawsuits against medical researchers, told Kansas University law students that humans should be used as test subjects only in limited circumstances.
Farmland adds stability with new loan
February 9, 2002
A year of belt-tightening efforts helped Farmland Industries Inc. secure a new five-year financing package, officials said Friday. The Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative announced a $350 million revolving loan and a $150 million term loan offered by a syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.
Credit card lenders raise rates
February 9, 2002
While millions of borrowers are basking in low interest rates, refinancing their mortgages and buying new cars, other consumers are watching their credit card rates climb further into the stratosphere to 30 percent and beyond.
Loss of researchers may signal larger problems at Med Center
February 9, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several weeks ago, word leaked out that one of the most distinguished faculty members at the Kansas University Medical Center would be leaving for a research position at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Billy Hudson, chairman of biochemistry, an internationally recognized researcher in the field of proteomics and one of the all-stars of the KU Med research program, soon will be headed to Tennessee.
Natural healers licensing gets lift
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas’ top health regulator says naturopaths should be regulated and licensed by the state. The report by Secretary of Health and Environment Clyde Graeber was hailed as a victory by naturopathic physicians who say they have been practicing in legal limbo.
Hughes centennial observed
People from as far away as Japan in attendance at KU symposium
February 9, 2002
By Mindie Paget and Terry Rombeck Eight-year-old Amanda Walker finds encouragement in the words of Langston Hughes’ poem “Youth.” It begins with the line, “We have tomorrow bright before us like a flame.” “It means that every day is a new and special day and that we should be very thankful,” Walker said of the poem.
Jury’s error in Texas allows killer to go free
February 9, 2002
A Texas jury that recently convicted a man of murder accidentally sentenced him to probation instead of prison by signing the wrong form. The Tarrant County jury did not disclose the mistake until after it had been dismissed too late to change the sentence, Assistant Dist. Atty. Mitch Poe said.
Internet protection program has hole
February 9, 2002
A programming mistake in a popular consumer Internet protection program can give hackers control over a user’s computer, the publisher disclosed Friday.
Toy industry hits new outlets
February 9, 2002
When you turn down Aisle 6 in your local supermarket, you might find Barbie or a board game stocked near the produce and canned peaches. Toys R Us Inc. is selling toys at several Giant Food stores, while K-B Toys provided dolls, games and other merchandise to 1,000 Safeway stores this past holiday.
Anniversaries
February 9, 2002
Anniversaries
February 9, 2002
Simmons George and Arloene Simmons, Lecompton, celebrated their 60th anniversary Jan. 24 with a family dinner.
Friends and neighbors
February 9, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 9, 2002
Lawrence High School seniors, from left, John Gammill, Andy Flory and Nick Arthachinda play around before delivering their donated items for Adopt-A-Family in December 2001. Students at LHS participate in the program each year. The students adopt a family through their seminar classes. Martha Nieder submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go towww.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Daily ticker
February 9, 2002
Dow Industrials +118.80, 9,744.24
feeds urban education
February 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan After three weeks of study, LaVerna Gray’s fourth-graders came to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to hear about agriculture from the experts. And what did they learn? That growing wheat and soybeans in the classroom  the students’ wheat sprouted like grass, but the beans never broke the surface  isn’t much different than out in the field.
Credit card lenders raise rates
February 9, 2002
While millions of borrowers are basking in low interest rates, refinancing their mortgages and buying new cars, other consumers are watching their credit card rates climb further into the stratosphere  to 30 percent and beyond.
Farmland adds stability with new loan
February 9, 2002
A year of belt-tightening efforts helped Farmland Industries Inc. secure a new five-year financing package, officials said Friday. The Kansas City, Mo.-based cooperative announced a $350 million revolving loan and a $150 million term loan offered by a syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.
Out-of-court settlement with Cheney is possible
February 9, 2002
Comptroller General David Walker kept the door open Friday for an out-of-court settlement of the lingering dispute between Congress and the White House over the records of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force.
Boston poll shows growing number disapproves of cardinal
February 9, 2002
Cardinal Bernard Law on Friday said records that already have led to allegations of child sex abuse against 80 priests would be “combed and combed again” in upholding the Boston archdiocese’s promise to uncover past accusations.
7th officer resigns amid probe
February 9, 2002
A seventh police officer resigned Friday amid an investigation into allegations of police brutality. Four other officers have been placed on paid leave since the probe began Monday. The officers have been accused of abusing their positions of authority, mistreating citizens and false reporting of incidents.
Automakers fear threat to light trucks
February 9, 2002
Key senators have unveiled plans to require dramatic increases in vehicle fuel economy, prompting a fight from automakers who say the proposals are a threat to increasingly popular and fuel-hungry light trucks.
With each session day, state debt burden grows
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The 2002 legislative session got another day older and deeper in debt. Officials with the Kansas Department of Revenue said Friday that the state will write two checks totaling $25 million to settle a decades-old corporate tax dispute with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co.
Park visitors may find state sites a little weedier after budget cuts
February 9, 2002
Less maintenance work will probably be done at state parks if Gov. Bill Graves’ proposed budget cuts are accepted, acting secretary of parks and wildlife Mike Hayden said.
Failure to recycle lands mom in court
February 9, 2002
Jill Rowland admits her crime  she threw away baby formula cans and a shampoo bottle. She just can’t believe that she and four other Newton residents were hauled into municipal court and fined Thursday for violating the city’s mandatory recycling law.
Bills on hate crimes, animal cruelty stalled
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild After a one-hour meeting Friday, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said there was no time left, ended the meeting and placed legislation against hate crimes and animal cruelty on indefinite hold.
s health is good
February 9, 2002
The pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney’s chest has not been needed to correct any irregular heartbeat since the device was implanted in June, doctors found in a hospital checkup Friday.
Inspectors find no violations at hog operation
February 9, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn An inspection by a trio of Douglas County officials Friday found no violations resulting from a hog operation that was the subject of debate this week at county commission meetings.
FEMA director tours damage in KC metro area
February 9, 2002
Federal disaster chief Joe Allbaugh spent several hours Friday touring fire- and tree-damaged spots in Missouri and Kansas, where hundreds of thousands of residents lost power in the middle of winter.
Natural healers licensing gets lift
February 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas’ top health regulator says naturopaths should be regulated and licensed by the state. The report by Secretary of Health and Environment Clyde Graeber was hailed as a victory by naturopathic physicians who say they have been practicing in legal limbo.
Military may be back on voter checklist
February 9, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Barely 48 hours before U.S. voters would go to the polls on Nov. 3, 1992, to choose a president, White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater and Bob Teeter, the incumbent president’s campaign chairman, faced the unhappy task of informing President George Bush that, based upon polling data and their informed judgment, he would lose re-election the following Tuesday to Democrat Bill Clinton.
s error in Texas allows killer to go free
February 9, 2002
A Texas jury that recently convicted a man of murder accidentally sentenced him to probation instead of prison by signing the wrong form. The Tarrant County jury did not disclose the mistake until after it had been dismissed  too late to change the sentence, Assistant Dist. Atty. Mitch Poe said.
Aaliyah, India.Arie, Keys top Soul Train nominations
February 9, 2002
Alicia Keys had a leading four nominations for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards, while fellow soul songstresses India.Arie and Aaliyah had three each. Veteran R&B singers the Isley Brothers, making a comeback more than 42 years after their first hit single “Shout,” also gathered three nominations Thursday.
Lip-syncing highlights opening ceremony
February 9, 2002
The Winter Olympics got under way Friday night with a spectacular and very cold opening ceremony featuring some of the world’s top entertainment artists, including country artist LeAnn Rimes, R&B artist R. Kelly, pop artist Sting, hip-hop artist Yo “Yo” Ma and art artist Vincent van Gogh.
Ambitious moose study under way in Minnesota
February 9, 2002
The helicopter appeared from the northeast over ranks of spruce and birch. Its payload, roughly 900 pounds of moose, dangled in an orange sling below the chopper. The cow was delivered gingerly to a snow-covered gravel pit about 30 miles north of Two Harbors early last week.
Firebird defense stifles Lancers - Free State 58, Shawnee Mission East 47
February 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Shawnee Mission East’s offense in the fourth quarter was as effective as a mime employed as a motivational speaker. Meanwhile, Free State’s pressure defense spoke volumes as the Firebirds capitalized on five consecutive Lancer turnovers to open the fourth period and take control for a 58-47 Sunflower League boys basketball victory on Friday at the FSHS gym.
Area Boys Roundup: Big fourth quarter lifts Santa Fe Trail over Mill Valley, 60-45
February 9, 2002
Santa Fe Trail scored 25 points in the fourth quarter  five more than in the second and third combined  to hold off Mill Valley in a 60-45 high school boys basketball victory on Friday at SFT.
s Russell sets NCAA record
February 9, 2002
Kansas University’s Scott Russell broke the NCAA record in the weight throw and the KU women’s distance medley relay team provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships during the first day of the Iowa State Classic on Friday.
s basketball: Jayhawks still have hope
February 9, 2002
Where there’s life, there’s hope, and life remains in Kansas University’s downtrodden women’s basketball team despite its dismal 5-19 record. “We keep thinking we’re going to get an upset,” KU senior guard Selena Scott said. “We’re going to get one.”
KU softball drops pair to open its season
February 9, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team managed six hits in a 7-1 season-opening loss to Massachusetts on Friday at the Phoenix Classic.
Healthcheck: Hospital gift shop helps women get easier breast biopsies
February 9, 2002
Marta Costello reports on the the new mammotome machine at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, bought mostly with proceeds from the hospital gift shop.
Former official undergoing questioning after surrender
February 9, 2002
The Taliban’s foreign minister turned himself in Friday in Afghanistan, becoming the highest-ranking member of the former ruling militia to surrender, U.S. officials said. Mullah Abdul Wakil Muttawakil turned himself in to Afghan officials in Kandahar and was transferred to a U.S. military base at the city’s airport, where he was being held Friday night, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Afghan officials want to question ex-Taliban foreign minister in U.S. hands
February 9, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 4:28 p.m.) Afghan authorities want to interrogate the former Taliban foreign minister now being held by the U.S. military and ensure he faces trial, an Afghan foreign ministry spokesman said Saturday.
China reacts angrily to CIA description of it as threat to U.S.
February 9, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:14 a.m.) China reacted angrily to the U.S. intelligence chief’s inclusion of China in a list of global threats to the United States, calling the description “unreasonable, irresponsible and unacceptable.”
Wedding
February 9, 2002
Tribute to Hughes
February 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Has Lawrence erased all of the prejudices Langston Hughes experienced here as a boy? In the reminiscences of Langston Hughes, Lawrence doesn’t fare all that well. From his boyhood, Hughes recalled a Lawrence in which he and his black friends were turned away from a carnival that had been billed as an event for all Lawrence children.
Nation briefs
February 9, 2002
 Montana: Lesbian couple’s house set on fire after lawsuit  Louisiana: Court stops execution
Old home town - 40 years ago today
February 9, 2002
6Sports video report: Free State soph gets career high in win over Shawnee Mission East
February 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State boys’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission East.
6Sports video report: The Knight factor could have an effect on game crowd
February 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the effect the presence of Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight will have on the Allen Fieldhouse crowd.