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Afghan warlord vows to fight on
Northern factions plan ‘security belt’ around key city
February 10, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 12:19 p.m.) An Afghan warlord who led the worst factional warfare since the fall of the Taliban vowed to fight on Sunday rather than step down as governor while warlords in northern Afghanistan agreed to create a “security belt” to keep unauthorized weapons out of the north’s largest city.
Iran closes office of Afghan warlord who opposes interim government
February 10, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 12:17 p.m.) Iran has closed the office of former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who has opposed Afghanistan’s interim government, one of Hekmatyar’s aides said Sunday.
Get the hang of an art collage at home
February 10, 2002
My decorating buddy, Matt Fox, and I have become real pros at hanging art. We almost never have to move the nail over a smidge to hang the piece correctly. And, actually, hanging one piece is a walk in the park compared with assembling a collage of pieces and hanging them in just the right location as to make the collage work.
Trends, brands shape children’s clothing styles
February 10, 2002
They’ve got small bodies and even smaller allowances but children have big choices when it comes to clothes. There are both trendy togs adapted from the hottest adult runway styles and durable garments that can withstand some of the unusual tests a toddler or elementary school student might put them through. Designers and retailers aim to blend the two together.
City Hall more inviting than in past
February 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis The year was 1996. Katie Ryan didn’t care who donated money for sculptures, where Lawrence city commissioners met or where people filed zoning applications and proposed site plans.
Audubon to discuss ways to protect land
February 10, 2002
The Valentine’s Day meeting of the Jayhawk Audubon Society will feature “Loving the Land: Possible Land Protection Techniques for Douglas County, Kansas,” a presentation by Stacey Swearingen White, associate professor of urban planning at Kansas University.
Hallmark plant greets future
Upgrades continue tradition
February 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan After 30 years at Hallmark Cards Inc.’s Lawrence production plant, the workplace foundations haven’t changed all that much for Debby Fornelli. The place still has the same commitment to quality, comprehensive benefits packages and family atmosphere that have become synonymous with the Gold Crown name.
Vassar man expert on rod thread art
February 10, 2002
By Ned Kehde Some fishermen contend the use of expensive, state-of-the-art equipment is an essential ingredient in making an accomplished angler. Ron Lindner of Brainerd, Minn., a consummate angler and cofounder of In-Fisherman, is in this camp. Consequently, he uses the finest fishing reels and superfine custom-made fishing rods. One of his deluxe spinning reels, for example, retails for about $500.
Bass fishing prospects only fair at Shawnee
Topeka lake looms as wiper hotbed
February 10, 2002
Largemouth bass fishing at Lake Shawnee near Topeka should be fair this year, according to Richard Sanders, Wildlife and Parks district fish biologist. Electrofishing also showed, Sanders reported, that the Lake Shawnee bass were in poorer condition than they were in 2001.
Old West zoning
February 10, 2002
Boeing will delay some cuts
February 10, 2002
Boeing Wichita will delay some job cuts by a couple of months because the work it expects this year is growing. Boeing does not yet know how many layoffs would be delayed, said spokesman Dick Ziegler, because the Wichita plant has not finalized a first-quarter update to its business plan.
On nature trails, officials urge caution while hiking near storm-stressed trees
February 10, 2002
Branches still hanging from some trees after the recent ice storm have prompted state officials to close some Kansas City-area hiking trails and caution people to be careful on others.
Studying pays off for spelling champ
February 10, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The third time was a charm for 11-year-old Marianne Sansom. The Vinland Elementary fifth-grader successfully spelled “selenian” and took the title Saturday of the 2002 Douglas County Spelling Bee at St. John’s School. The word means “like the moon,” or “containing selenium.”
Know-it-all grocery carts in express aisle
February 10, 2002
You swipe your savings card against a screen mounted on a supermarket shopping cart. As you move about the store, the screen flashes ads for products you usually buy, notes that you haven’t bought toothpaste in six months and provides recipes and health information.
County commission
Sewer service expansion considered
February 10, 2002
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Veterinarian ordered to serve jail time for probation violation in steroid case
February 10, 2002
Hutchinson veterinarian Mark Schwarm has been ordered to serve his jail time for distributing anabolic steroids, after a judge ruled that he had violated his probation. Schwarm’s attorney said after Friday’s hearing that he would file an appeal bond to keep Schwarm out of jail.
Ground Zero workers fret over dangerous air
February 10, 2002
Kansas Lottery to add ‘Super Kansas Cash’
February 10, 2002
A new twist is being added to the Kansas Cash lottery game. Beginning Feb. 18, the Kansas Lottery will draw numbers for a “Super Kansas Cash” game, which will give players more chances to win.
Gladys Ann Stewart Tipton
February 10, 2002
Sports sets are pegged to Olympics
February 10, 2002
The eyes of the world are focused on the 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City, which began Friday. The U.S. Postal Service has issued a pane of 20 commemorative stamps depicting four popular winter sports figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding and ski jumping.
Pro Bowl: Gannon MVP again
Raiders’ QB lifts AFC, 38-30
February 10, 2002
This might not make up for a snowy overtime loss to New England in the playoffs. Still, Rich Gannon came away with more than just a win in the Pro Bowl. He became the first two-time MVP after leading the AFC to a 38-30 victory over the NFC on Saturday.
Britain’s Princess Margaret dead at 71
Thwarted in love, she found happiness in her children, philanthropies
February 10, 2002
Caught between the old social order and the sudden freedoms of a more democratic age, Princess Margaret led a life shadowed by the great disappointment of her thwarted romance with a divorced commoner.
Artist James Wyeth presents portraits of Nureyev
February 10, 2002
A friendship that lasted 19 years until the death of ballet star Rudolf Nureyev has produced a series of more than 35 portraits of him by James Wyeth. They were being presented to the public Thursday at the Kennedy Center.
Patient perseveres after kidneys unexpectedly fail
February 10, 2002
John Matheny is in the kitchen, a box of plastic wrap in one hand, a tube of numbing cream in the other. He smears the white paste over his slightly bruised left forearm, then wraps it to keep his shirt clean.
February is a good month to commemorate Abraham Lincoln
February 10, 2002
By Calder Pickett February bestirs me to think about and write about Abraham Lincoln. We were so brought up on Lincoln in school days. Lincoln freeing the slaves. Lincoln the store employee walking miles to return a penny (I think it was a penny).
Give your sweetheart the gift of health
February 10, 2002
February is “Heart Month” designated by Hallmark, Cupid and other such creatures who delight in assigning titles and meanings to various months and events. Valentine’s Day is usually considered the day to demonstrate our love. Most of us, whether we are sentimentally inclined or not, usually go along with it.
Olympics can’t face own tragedy
Amazingly, victims of 1972 Munich massacre have been largely forgotten
February 10, 2002
Let’s remember the victims. All of the victims. Dr. Benjamin Berger was happy Friday night when the Ground Zero flag that tattered, torn, red, white and blue piece of symbolic fabric was carried into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.
Marquette to honor McGuire
February 10, 2002
Al McGuire’s friends and former players want to ensure that he remains a larger than life figure, so they plan to commission a bronze statue that is be placed on the Marquette University campus.
Animal paradise short hop from Australia
Isolation has preserved diverse array of exotic species on Kangaroo Island
February 10, 2002
The airline attendant in the Adelaide Airport on the mainland tells passengers to bring only one bag. The plane can’t carry more than that, she says. It’s hard not to feel a little queasy when walking onto the tarmac and eyeing the tiny twin-engine Cessna. But except for a few bumps, the 30-minute flight to Kangaroo Island went smoothly.
KU Basketball Notebook: Hinrich: Statistics ‘like bikini’
February 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore A mob of reporters huddled three rows deep around Kirk Hinrich after Kansas’ junior guard exploded for a career-high 28 points in Saturday’s 108-81 rout of Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.
Phone call from Bush icing on cake
February 10, 2002
This is one phone call Sasha Cohen won’t ever forget. Neither will her mother. When the figure skater found out President Bush was going to be standing next to her when he joined the U.S. athletes at the opening ceremony, she called her mother back home in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Games already special for Shea
February 10, 2002
Jimmy Shea looked a little weary on Saturday. Then somebody asked him about the night before and his blue eyes beamed. “It was incredible,” Shea said of the opening ceremony, where he recited the oath for the 2,526 athletes who will compete at the Winter Olympics.
Echoing between two cultures
Colleagues describe Diaz as having ‘moral intelligence’
February 10, 2002
Junot Diaz has just apologized again. The first time, the author worried he was being too self-absorbed. Next, he was sorry for stumbling over his words, something noticeable only to him. Now, he wants to say that he is usually much more fun than he was during an interview.
Security breach at KCI causes delays for flights
February 10, 2002
Almost 300 passengers were removed from three gates at Kansas City International Airport and sent through security again, after a pocket knife was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag.
Grisly finds and accounts lend support to Shiite Muslim claims of Taliban atrocities
February 10, 2002
Each stab of the shovel brings up more disturbing finds: skulls, bones covered by bits of clothing, clumps of hair. When United Nations investigators resume inquiries perhaps as early as next month this pit in a corner of a vast stone quarry may reveal an important part of a wider story of alleged atrocities by the Taliban and by the U.S.-backed alliance that toppled them.
North Korea tells U.S. delegation not to come
February 10, 2002
North Korea has called off a visit by a group of former U.S. ambassadors, apparently because of President Bush’s harsh words about the country, members of the unofficial delegation said Saturday.
Lighting terminology
February 10, 2002
Foot-candle a unit for measuring illumination. Here are recommended foot-candle amounts for various tasks.
Jayhawks topple Tulsa, 4-3
Lorenz’s late victory helps KU overcome Hurricanes
February 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson With nicknames like “Corndog,” “Kimbo” and “Chez,” it’s pretty easy to tell that Kansas University’s tennis team is easy-going. Such cool composure came in handy Saturday for the Jayhawks, especially for “Kimbo,” aka Kim Lorenz.
True love stories
Valentine’s contest winners share fond family tales
February 10, 2002
Readers were asked to submit their real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Winners receive two movie tickets from Southwind Twelve Theaters and a gift certificate for dinner at the BleuJacket.
Baker men lose
February 10, 2002
Benedictine needed two overtimes to subdue Baker, 94-93, Saturday in men’s college basketball. The Wildcats (11-18) were led by Aaron Schwerman with 31 points and 10 rebounds.
Airline pilots, ramp workers arrested on immigration-related charges
February 10, 2002
Seven airline pilots and two airport ramp workers were charged with immigration-related offenses, prosecutors said Saturday. Four pilots and two ramp workers were charged with possession of fake immigration documents, U.S. Atty. Guy Lewis said in a news release.
Police: Suspect may have fled
February 10, 2002
The key suspect in the disappearance here of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl may have fled to Pakistan’s most populous province, police said Saturday, insisting they still hope to free Pearl soon.
This Valentine’s Day, ask your children to ‘Be Mine’
February 10, 2002
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; it’s for those you love. Children are usually high on that list. “Valentine’s Day has romantic roots but it has become a day for everyone,” observes Miriam Arond, editor in chief of Child magazine.
Do-it-yourself holiday crafts: Make gifts from the heart at home
February 10, 2002
For Valentine’s Day gifts from the heart, Rosie magazine home and crafts editor Kieran Juska suggests these projects that are intended for adults or children old enough to handle scissors and a glue gun but can easily be adapted for smaller hands.
Multimedia concert gives life to Hughes’ 12-part poem
February 10, 2002
The poetry of Langston Hughes will come together with jazz and visual images when Ronald McCurdy and John Wright present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center.
Hughes celebration continues with music, lectures, exhibits
February 10, 2002
Here is a rundown of events related to the Langston Hughes centennial celebration.
KU design professor wins district award
February 10, 2002
Patrick Dooley, Kansas University associate professor of design, has won a Gold Award for excellence in communications at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VI publication competition.
Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding’ booked at Camelot
February 10, 2002
“Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding,” a joint production of Camelot Ballroom and Lawrence Community Theatre, will be presented Saturday at the Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st St.
Stomp’ drums up a hit for its sold-out crowds
February 10, 2002
By Jan Biles The power of “Stomp” cannot be denied. The troupe of eight dancer-percussionists has made its third visit to Lawrence in five years. And so far, the Lawrence community has not tired of its clanging and banging. Already the troupe has performed three sold-out shows this weekend at the Lied Center, and today’s matinee promises to be packed to the rafters, too.
Exhibit examines the diversity, history of pearls
February 10, 2002
If you think only of pearls as small, white and perfectly round baubles mostly worn by grandmothers and brides, a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History will open your eyes.
Collectors tap into 19th-century typewriters
February 10, 2002
A record price of $32,000 was paid last year in San Francisco for a typewriter with mother-of-pearl keys. The record was quickly broken when an 1867 Malling Hansen Writing Ball typewriter sold at Auction Team Breker in Germany for $84,000.
Taliban still pose threat
February 10, 2002
The interim Afghan administration warned Saturday that Taliban leaders are regrouping and could still destabilize the new, U.S.-imposed order here despite the surrender of the former Taliban foreign minister and his detention by U.S. troops.
Colleges grapple with parental notification policies
Universities often between a rock and hard place when it comes to keeping students’ parents informed
February 10, 2002
Most parents of college students get plenty of campus-related information newsletters, solicitations, the inevitable bills. But if the student fails a slew of courses, attempts suicide or is hospitalized after a drinking binge, mom and dad may be kept in the dark.
1,300 Kansans await adoption
State officials at loss to explain reason for all-time high
February 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney During the past four years, the number of Kansas children awaiting adoption has more than doubled. No one, it seems, is quite sure why. “It’s probably a mix of things,” said Melissa Ness, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kansas Children’s Service League, the nonprofit agency that has overseen the state’s adoption services since July 1, 2000.
School district computers ready for Internet filters
Unfunded mandate to cost taxpayers $10,000 annually
February 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Because the federal government demands it, the era of Internet filtering will hit Lawrence public schools within five months. That doesn’t mean district officials are happy about it. That doesn’t mean district officials are happy about it. “This is just another case of the state or federal government telling us to do something but not provided the funding,” said Hal Hodges, the district’s director of technology.
Kansas ruins Knight’s day
Jayhawks hand Tech coach near-record loss
February 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore Days like Saturday probably make Bob Knight wonder why he ever returned to coaching. No. 2-ranked Kansas punished Knight’s first Texas Tech team, 108-81, on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. That’s a monumental blowout against any team, much less one that stresses defense like Knight’s have throughout the years.
Local briefs
February 10, 2002
Remembrances benefit Lawrence Humane Society Trish McWilliams, Lawrence, found a permanent way to remember her cats Daisy and Goblin. “They were just two stray cats that we took in,” she said. “They died earlier this year.” McWilliams was one of several people who stopped Saturday at the Lawrence Humane Society to draw, paint or stamp a tile in memory and tribute to pets and pet lovers. Laura Meyer, president of the animal shelter’s board of directors, said the “Miles of Tiles” event will raise money for the shelter’s new addition, which is intended to house a minimum of 72 dogs and cats. A donation of $25 per tile was suggested. She said about 100 tiles have been placed on the wall in the shelter’s lobby. Meyer said people also can decorate the tiles at the next scheduled events, March 10 and April 13. ____________________________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 11 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. 11) What schools in Lawrence did Langston Hughes attend? Answer to Saturday’s question: None of the above. Hotels, restaurants and the Presbyterian Church all were closed to blacks. ____________________________________ Consumer protection: Attorney general studies post-storm price-gouging Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall is investigating reports of price-gouging by companies that may be taking advantage of the recent ice storm. Consumers have called the Attorney General’s Office to report alleged overcharges on hotel rooms, generators, electrical contracting and other goods and services, officials said. Those who think they are a victim of price-gouging related to the storm can call the Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310. ____________________________________ Salute: Police, fire, EMS groups to lead St. Pat’s parade Representatives from Douglas County’s emergency and law enforcement departments will help lead the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. “We wanted to honor our local fire and police departments, and we decided to do that by making them grand marshals,” said Julie Love, a parade committee member. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, Kansas University Public Safety, township fire departments and fire and police departments in Baldwin and Eudora have been asked to participate. Jim Saladin, firefighter of the year for 2001, will represent Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, and Nathan Jamison, firefighter of 2001, will represent Wakarusa Township. The parade, a benefit this year for the Douglas County Infant Toddler Coordinating Council, starts at 2 p.m. March 17 on Massachusetts Street downtown. ____________________________________ Franklin county: Pomona teen-ager killed in accident near Ottawa A rural Pomona teen-age girl was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle accident about 6 miles northwest of Ottawa. Franklin County Sheriff Craig Davis said Codi R. Soper, 15, was driving home after a school dance before midnight Friday when she apparently swerved to miss a fallen tree limb lying in the road. The accident happened within 3 miles of her home. Davis said Soper was westbound on Pawnee Road in a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am, lost control of the vehicle and went off the north side of the road through a fence. The sheriff said Soper was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled over. Soper was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County coroner.
Style briefs
February 10, 2002
Enjoy a home pedicure with flower power Philosophy’s latest a phenomenal pheromone
The Motley Fool
February 10, 2002
 Last week’s answer  A tax-smart way to save for college  Penny for your thoughts  A prescient move
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
 In this case, it is a river called the Nile  Blues fans to ‘crawl’ through KC night spots  ‘60s troubadour and family to give concert at JCCC  Disney animation artist to give talk at Spencer
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
 Jazz singers, musicians join for KU concert  Recital features piano, saxophone professors  Composer to perform at Topeka bookstore
Blizzard closes I-70; wreck kills 2 Kansans
February 10, 2002
A crash during a blizzard Saturday killed two children from Kansas and caused the closure of a 220-mile stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver to Colby. A car carrying the two children from Garden City was slowing or stopped as snow fell on westbound I-70 when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer 22 miles east of Limon, Colo., near Arriba, the Colorado State Patrol said.
Business briefs
February 10, 2002
Faces and places Mark Wilson joined the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Office on Monday as a planner. Wilson provides information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public regarding city and county planning and development policies and standards.
Carolyn Theresa Martin
February 10, 2002
Perry  Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn Theresa Martin, 81, Perry, formerly of Ozawkie and Marysville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Perry. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Gregory Cemetery, Marysville. Mrs. Martin died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Ozawkie.
Coach lauded
February 10, 2002
Lawrence Briefs
February 10, 2002
 Third investment seminar to focus on charitable giving  Heritage Area Committee to begin gathering support  Architectural firm donates KU student scholarship
Lawrence Briefs
February 10, 2002
Third investment seminar to focus on charitable giving Heritage Area Committee to begin gathering support Architectural firm donates KU student scholarship
Lawrence Commuter Report
February 10, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region: Â Kansas University men’s basketball vs. Baylor, 3 p.m. Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence Commuter Report
February 10, 2002
Lighting terminology
February 10, 2002
Foot-candle  a unit for measuring illumination. Here are recommended foot-candle amounts for various tasks.
Marie Wirthman
February 10, 2002
Tonganoxie  Funeral Mass for Marie Wirthman, 99, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Mrs. Wirthman died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 10, 2002
IN 1977 Feb. 18 preliminary hearings were set for two brothers, James Gardner, 18, and Joseph Gardner Jr., 22, in the stabbing death of Margaret Mary Maxey, 46. Mrs. Maxey’s body, with the legs severed near the knees, had been found on a wooded hillside at the north end of Connecticut Street.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 10, 2002
People
February 10, 2002
 Guest lineup for today’s shows  Actress’ childhood shapes role  Bardot objects to sheep slaying  Paris subject of director’s film
People
February 10, 2002
Guest lineup for today’s shows Actress’ childhood shapes role Bardot objects to sheep slaying Paris subject of director’s film
On the record
February 10, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
On the record
February 10, 2002
Ottawa women fall
February 10, 2002
Southwestern College held host Ottawa to nine points in the second half and cruised to an 80-35 women’s basketball victory Saturday. The Braves, who were outscored 38-9 over the final 20 minutes, were paced by Amber McGinnis’ 12 points.
MU women dump Kansas
February 10, 2002
Kerensa Barr scored 24 points, and Evan Unrau added 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as Missouri defeated Kansas, 69-57, in women’s basketball Saturday. Barr’s performance on 9-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, tied her career high for points against the Jayhawks, who have lost their past 12 games and 14 of their past 15.
KU track continues to cruise
February 10, 2002
Kansas University’s track and field team continued its sizz in the second day of the Iowa State Classic. During the two days of competition, KU athletes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in six events.
Hinrich has been magical since landing Potter tag
February 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling It would appear Kansas University fans are into the Harry Potter thing with Kirk Hinrich, and who can blame them the way Hinrich has been playing lately? A sign hanging in the north end zone of Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday read: “Harry: Take Us to the Quidditch Final Four.”
KU claims pair in Classic
February 10, 2002
A day after opening its season with two losses, Kansas University’s softball team bounced back with a pair of victories Saturday at the Fiesta Bowl Classic. Kansas run-ruled Utah State, 8-0, in five innings before knocking off No. 17 Southwest Texas State, 6-5.
Gooden, Storozynski knock heads
February 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister No dental work will be necessary for Drew Gooden after Kansas’ 108-81 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, but the junior forward wasn’t so sure 40 minutes after the game. “I was just looking at my reflection in the camera and seeing if my teeth were straight,” Gooden said with a laugh to a throng of TV, radio and print reporters.
Gogel, Pollard in house
February 10, 2002
Two former Jayhawk dignitaries attended Saturday’s game. KU presented 1994 KU grad Matt Gogel an autographed basketball at the first timeout. Gogel won last week’s Pebble Beach golf tournament for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
Births
February 10, 2002
 Greg and Jeni Nadvornik, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.  Justin and Jody Courtney, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
The Motley Fool
February 10, 2002
Last week’s answer A tax-smart way to save for college Penny for your thoughts A prescient move
Amazingly, victims of 1972 Munich massacre have been largely forgotten
February 10, 2002
Let’s remember the victims. All of the victims. Dr. Benjamin Berger was happy Friday night when the Ground Zero flag  that tattered, torn, red, white and blue piece of symbolic fabric  was carried into Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony.
U.S. collects first medals
February 10, 2002
The U.S. Olympic team wanted a fast start in the Winter Olympics  and with a pair of silver medals, they got one. Speedskater Derek Parra just wishes it was four seconds faster. Parra set a world record in the 5,000-meter speedskating, then stood helplessly as the Netherlands’ Jochem Uytdehaage smashed his mark by about 31/2 seconds to take the gold medal and leave the American with a silver on day one of Olympic competition.
99
February 10, 2002
A Texas ranch hand undergoing surgery was infected with the AIDS virus in what is believed to be the first U.S. case of the virus being transmitted through donated blood since rigorous new HIV-screening technology was implemented three years ago.
s a nervous investor to do when markets soften? Plenty
February 10, 2002
What do you do, as a small investor, if you no longer believe in the system? With the Enron-Arthur Andersen scandal swirling  on top of last year’s revelations about the double-dealing of Wall Street analysts  small investors can be excused a crisis in faith.
s New Digs
February 10, 2002
An excavator digs through the the lawn in front of the Statehouse in Topeka. The preliminary dirt removal work Friday is part of a project to build an underground parking garage facility at the Capitol building complex.
s contest winners share fond family tales
February 10, 2002
Readers were asked to submit their real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Winners receive two movie tickets from Southwind Twelve Theaters and a gift certificate for dinner at the BleuJacket.
Briefcase
February 10, 2002
Travel list serves up advice for cutting costs on the road Survey: Sexual harassment still a problem in workplace Motley Fool: Name that company
OU men prevail
February 10, 2002
Nick Young scored a game-high 17 points as Ottawa overcame Southwestern College, 61-57, in men’s basketball Saturday night. Chris McNaughton chipped in 13 points and Tony Porter had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Bookstore
February 10, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer” edited by Joyce Reardon
Bookstore
February 10, 2002
KU design professor wins district award
February 10, 2002
Patrick Dooley, Kansas University associate professor of design, has won a Gold Award for excellence in communications at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VI publication competition.
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
Book designs displayed at University Press Worlds of Fun slates auditions in Lawrence Woodwind players list spring lineup Arts commission taking applications for grants Barn dance planned today at ECM
Rooms and roots
February 10, 2002
 Pick a winner for the garden  Site helps decorators get a hold on molding  An above-par collection  Take faux flames with you
Rooms and roots
February 10, 2002
Pick a winner for the garden Site helps decorators get a hold on molding An above-par collection Take faux flames with you
Wildlife area may have to close
Marais des Cygnes mowing could be construed as baiting snow geese
February 10, 2002
Portions of Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area may be temporarily closed to snow goose hunting to allow wildlife managers to provide food for other species of waterfowl.
Wichita lawyer nominated to be U.S. attorney
Eric Melgren is president’s selection for top federal prosecutor in Kansas
February 10, 2002
President Bush has nominated Wichita attorney Eric Melgren to serve as top federal prosecutor in Kansas. The move was expected because Melgren is the choice of Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, and the president tends to follow the wishes of his party’s senior senator. Melgren and Brownback are longtime friends.
HINU clipped by Park
February 10, 2002
Park University escaped Lawrence with a 71-67 women’s basketball victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday at Coffin Complex. HINU was led by Charlotte Salabiye with 14 points.
BU women victorious
February 10, 2002
Gayla Brown netted 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Baker (18-10) beat Benedictine, 71-55, in women’s college basketball Saturday.
Athletes sport Olympic look
February 10, 2002
The Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City is an opportunity for athletes from around the world to show off their strength, skill and athletic prowess. It’s also an opportunity to look good in front of a worldwide audience.
City manager asked to give service with more smiles
February 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis City Manager Mike Wildgen could use an attitude improvement, some city commissioners say. “Mike has gotten better at responding to neighborhood issues all his interactions there are cordial and professional,” Mayor Mike Rundle said. “But he is not consistent. He has a history of being gruff, losing his temper.”
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
 Students’ metalworks picked for Denver show  Comedy show spoofs politics, news events  Professor’s painting included in art show  Art faculty to show works in KU exhibit  Lawrence artist showing folded paper designs
Kenneth Riley
February 10, 2002
Services for Kenneth E. Riley, 85, Lawrence and Mission, Tex., are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Riley died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at his winter home in Mission, Tex.
Style briefs
February 10, 2002
 Enjoy a home pedicure with flower power  Philosophy’s latest a phenomenal pheromone
BU women victorious
February 10, 2002
Gayla Brown netted 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Baker (18-10) beat Benedictine, 71-55, in women’s college basketball Saturday.
around key city
February 10, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 12:19 p.m.) An Afghan warlord who led the worst factional warfare since the fall of the Taliban vowed to fight on Sunday rather than step down as governor while warlords in northern Afghanistan agreed to create a “security belt” to keep unauthorized weapons out of the north’s largest city.
Business briefs
February 10, 2002
Lawrence school board
Sprint PCS eyes tower at FSHS
February 10, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Tougher stalking law considered
February 10, 2002
Diane wakes up each morning nagged by fear that she may encounter the man who has been an unwanted part of her life for nearly 15 years. “I don’t see it ending now, but I can’t let it drive me crazy. I’ve got to hold on to my sanity,” says Diane, a Kansan who shared her story on condition that her last name not be used.
Ashley Higgins
February 10, 2002
Bass-baritone turns anger into art
February 10, 2002
German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff’s third Grammy nomination in as many years is for an album that includes the Franz Schubert song cycle “Winterreise,” about a heartbroken man who seeks solace in death and goes mad.
Coast Guard ramps up security in ports
February 10, 2002
The week before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma was cruising the peaceful waters off New England, protecting codfish and scallops from illegal fishermen.
parents informed
February 10, 2002
Most parents of college students get plenty of campus-related information  newsletters, solicitations, the inevitable bills. But if the student fails a slew of courses, attempts suicide or is hospitalized after a drinking binge, mom and dad may be kept in the dark.
s achievements
February 10, 2002
Michelle Kwan has often drawn inspiration from fellow Olympian Lance Armstrong’s autobiography, “It’s Not About the Bike.” After a chance meeting at the opening ceremony, the U.S. figure skater was drawing inspiration from Armstrong himself.
City Hall more inviting than in past
February 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis The year was 1996. Katie Ryan didn’t care who donated money for sculptures, where Lawrence city commissioners met or where people filed zoning applications and proposed site plans.
City manager asked to give service with more smiles
February 10, 2002
By Joel Mathis City Manager Mike Wildgen could use an attitude improvement, some city commissioners say. “Mike has gotten better at responding to neighborhood issues  all his interactions there are cordial and professional,” Mayor Mike Rundle said. “But he is not consistent. He has a history of being gruff, losing his temper.”
Briefcase
February 10, 2002
 Travel list serves up advice for cutting costs on the road  Survey: Sexual harassment still a problem in workplace  Motley Fool: Name that company
Baker men lose
February 10, 2002
Benedictine needed two overtimes to subdue Baker, 94-93, Saturday in men’s college basketball. The Wildcats (11-18) were led by Aaron Schwerman with 31 points and 10 rebounds.
Nation Briefs
February 10, 2002
 New York: Olympics ceremony highest-rated ever  Florida: President’s niece starts drug treatment  New York: Six teen-agers accused in attack on counselor  Virginia: Teen-ager tells police demons told him to kill  SAN ANTONIO: Study: Surprises may be triggers of strokes
NBA Briefs
February 10, 2002
Warriors’ Richardson wins dunk contest Kings’ Stojakovic three-point champ Sacramento wins inaugural Hoop-It-Up Rookies turn back sophomores, 103-97 Overseas expansion possible, Stern says
NBA Briefs
February 10, 2002
 Warriors’ Richardson wins dunk contest  Kings’ Stojakovic three-point champ  Sacramento wins inaugural Hoop-It-Up  Rookies turn back sophomores, 103-97  Overseas expansion possible, Stern says
These days, a good knight can be hard to find
February 10, 2002
By Marsha Henry Goff You don’t see many knights in shining armor anymore. Perhaps that’s because damsels in distress are in such short supply. However, on a recent occasion when three damsels of my acquaintance were being publicly and unfairly attacked verbally, nary a brave knight rode to their rescue.
State officials at loss to explain reason for all-time high
February 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney During the past four years, the number of Kansas children awaiting adoption has more than doubled. No one, it seems, is quite sure why. “It’s probably a mix of things,” said Melissa Ness, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kansas Children’s Service League, the nonprofit agency that has overseen the state’s adoption services since July 1, 2000.
February 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore A mob of reporters huddled three rows deep around Kirk Hinrich after Kansas’ junior guard exploded for a career-high 28 points in Saturday’s 108-81 rout of Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.
Powerless lifestyle quickly loses its charm
February 10, 2002
By George Gurley All afternoon the sky spit pellets of freezing rain, crackling like bacon grease on a pan when they hit the ground. The countryside was still when I walked out the first night. Then in the surrounding woods the cannon cracks began branches falling under the burden of ice, followed by crashes like broken glass.
Johnson claims Daytona pole
Harvick nails down front-row spot for Feb. 17 race
February 10, 2002
Jimmie Johnson fired the first shot Saturday in what is expected to be one of the best Rookie of the Year races in years, winning the pole position for his first Daytona 500.
Bluegrass enthusiasts strum up a festival crowd
February 10, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Bluegrass music enthusiasts had a banjo-pickin’, fiddlin’, foot-stompin’ good time Saturday. During the day, about 500 people whooped, hollered, sang, clapped their hands or tapped their feet to music at the first Free State Music Festival at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
These days, a good knight can be hard to find
February 10, 2002
By Marsha Henry Goff You don’t see many knights in shining armor anymore. Perhaps that’s because damsels in distress are in such short supply. However, on a recent occasion when three damsels of my acquaintance were being publicly and unfairly attacked verbally, nary a brave knight rode to their rescue.
Valentine’s Day books: What’s your Cupid IQ?
February 10, 2002
Which gifts say “I’m interested, how about you?” to the object of one’s affection? Is an office romance a good idea? How can whipped cream be used to say “I love you”? Even those who think they know everything about love might learn a thing or two from “The Everything Romance Book” (Adams, $12.95 paperback) by longtime marrieds Donald and Pamela Baack.
State considers options for dealing with youths whose problems make adoption unlikely
February 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Until now, they were the children no one wanted to talk about. They’re the ones with so many problems no one is likely to adopt them, ever. Everyone who’s met them knows there’s little hope they’ll ever be embraced by family. They are too old, too damaged, too risky.
Local briefs
February 10, 2002
 Remembrances benefit Lawrence Humane Society Trish McWilliams, Lawrence, found a permanent way to remember her cats Daisy and Goblin. “They were just two stray cats that we took in,” she said. “They died earlier this year.” McWilliams was one of several people who stopped Saturday at the Lawrence Humane Society to draw, paint or stamp a tile in memory and tribute to pets and pet lovers. Laura Meyer, president of the animal shelter’s board of directors, said the “Miles of Tiles” event will raise money for the shelter’s new addition, which is intended to house a minimum of 72 dogs and cats. A donation of $25 per tile was suggested. She said about 100 tiles have been placed on the wall in the shelter’s lobby. Meyer said people also can decorate the tiles at the next scheduled events, March 10 and April 13. ____________________________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 11 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. 11) What schools in Lawrence did Langston Hughes attend? Answer to Saturday’s question: None of the above. Hotels, restaurants and the Presbyterian Church all were closed to blacks. ____________________________________  Consumer protection: Attorney general studies post-storm price-gouging Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall is investigating reports of price-gouging by companies that may be taking advantage of the recent ice storm. Consumers have called the Attorney General’s Office to report alleged overcharges on hotel rooms, generators, electrical contracting and other goods and services, officials said. Those who think they are a victim of price-gouging related to the storm can call the Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310. ____________________________________  Salute: Police, fire, EMS groups to lead St. Pat’s parade Representatives from Douglas County’s emergency and law enforcement departments will help lead the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. “We wanted to honor our local fire and police departments, and we decided to do that by making them grand marshals,” said Julie Love, a parade committee member. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, Kansas University Public Safety, township fire departments and fire and police departments in Baldwin and Eudora have been asked to participate. Jim Saladin, firefighter of the year for 2001, will represent Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, and Nathan Jamison, firefighter of 2001, will represent Wakarusa Township. The parade, a benefit this year for the Douglas County Infant Toddler Coordinating Council, starts at 2 p.m. March 17 on Massachusetts Street downtown. ____________________________________  Franklin county: Pomona teen-ager killed in accident near Ottawa A rural Pomona teen-age girl was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle accident about 6 miles northwest of Ottawa. Franklin County Sheriff Craig Davis said Codi R. Soper, 15, was driving home after a school dance before midnight Friday when she apparently swerved to miss a fallen tree limb lying in the road. The accident happened within 3 miles of her home. Davis said Soper was westbound on Pawnee Road in a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am, lost control of the vehicle and went off the north side of the road through a fence. The sheriff said Soper was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled over. Soper was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County coroner.
Upgrades continue tradition
February 10, 2002
By Mark Fagan After 30 years at Hallmark Cards Inc.’s Lawrence production plant, the workplace foundations haven’t changed all that much for Debby Fornelli. The place still has the same commitment to quality, comprehensive benefits packages and family atmosphere that have become synonymous with the Gold Crown name.
Isolation has preserved diverse array of exotic species on Kangaroo Island
February 10, 2002
The airline attendant in the Adelaide Airport on the mainland tells passengers to bring only one bag. The plane can’t carry more than that, she says. It’s hard not to feel a little queasy when walking onto the tarmac and eyeing the tiny twin-engine Cessna. But except for a few bumps, the 30-minute flight to Kangaroo Island went smoothly.
Pros offer illuminating tips for task-based use
February 10, 2002
By Carol Boncella Sitting at an ordinary brown table strewn with textbooks, catalogs, pamphlets and samples of lighting fixtures, I received a short yet intense primer on home lighting from two energetic and enthusiastic consultants with GPW & Associates LLC.
Pennsylvania officials test students for cause of rash discovered at schools
February 10, 2002
Doctors were awaiting test results Saturday from several suburban schools where students broke out in red, itchy rashes. Dr. Norman L. Sykes, a Thomas Jefferson University dermatologist, said authorities are waiting for results of tests for fifth disease, a common ailment that causes a mild rash. Tests of one student and one teacher were negative, he said.
Know-it-all grocery carts in express aisle
February 10, 2002
You swipe your savings card against a screen mounted on a supermarket shopping cart. As you move about the store, the screen flashes ads for products you usually buy, notes that you haven’t bought toothpaste in six months and provides recipes and health information.
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
In this case, it is a river called the Nile Blues fans to ‘crawl’ through KC night spots ‘60s troubadour and family to give concert at JCCC Disney animation artist to give talk at Spencer
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
Students’ metalworks picked for Denver show Comedy show spoofs politics, news events Professor’s painting included in art show Art faculty to show works in KU exhibit Lawrence artist showing folded paper designs
Pictures don’t brighten Bush budget
February 10, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The budget your federal government published last week is a thing of beauty. Printed on slick paper, with a red, white and blue flag-design cover, it resembles nothing so much as an expensive corporate report to stockholders the kind where the photography is so gorgeous you can hardly wrench your eyes away to the columns of figures reporting that Amalgamated Widgets tanked last year.
Asteroid threat shouldn’t be overlooked
February 10, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald You can skip this column. I’m sure you have more important things to do. You don’t need to waste your valuable time reading about how MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, POSSIBLY INCLUDING YOU, RECENTLY WERE ALMOST KILLED BY A GIANT SPACE ROCK AND THERE ARE MORE COMING AND NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
Donated blood causes HIV infection
First known case since screening began in ‘99
February 10, 2002
A Texas ranch hand undergoing surgery was infected with the AIDS virus in what is believed to be the first U.S. case of the virus being transmitted through donated blood since rigorous new HIV-screening technology was implemented three years ago.
Nebraska ups ante to fight waste site
February 10, 2002
Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Friday to spending another $4 million to defend the state in its legal fight over attempts to build a radioactive waste site in Boyd County. The money is included in a bill that would bring the total spent by the state on the lawsuit to more than $14 million or more than $9,500 a day during the past four years.
Knight praises Jayhawks
Texas Tech coach: Kansas exhibits ‘rare’ relentlessness
February 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Bob Knight has been coaching college basketball long enough to know a buzzsaw when he sees one. On Saturday, Knight, now in his first season at Texas Tech after umpteen years at Indiana, was on the other end of a buzzsaw massacre.
Ruling ignites abortion debate in Mexico
Decision is step toward legalization
February 10, 2002
In Mexico, where most abortions are illegal, hardly a week goes by that Dr. Armando Valle Gay doesn’t see a woman who’s had one. They arrive at his public hospital in downtown Mexico City, often hemorrhaging, sometimes beset with serious infections.
Pennsylvania officials test students for cause of rash discovered at schools
February 10, 2002
Doctors were awaiting test results Saturday from several suburban schools where students broke out in red, itchy rashes. Dr. Norman L. Sykes, a Thomas Jefferson University dermatologist, said authorities are waiting for results of tests for fifth disease, a common ailment that causes a mild rash. Tests of one student and one teacher were negative, he said.
In a new light
Pros offer illuminating tips for task-based use
February 10, 2002
By Carol Boncella Sitting at an ordinary brown table strewn with textbooks, catalogs, pamphlets and samples of lighting fixtures, I received a short yet intense primer on home lighting from two energetic and enthusiastic consultants with GPW & Associates LLC.
Firebirds’ Frank claims crown
Lawrence High’s Madill grabs school’s first championship since 1997
February 10, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High finally has a league champion in wrestling. With 15 seconds left in the final period, Firebird junior Kyle Frank broke a 4-all tie with a takedown and hung on for a 6-5 victory over top-seeded Jeff Schieber of Olathe East in the 171-pound final of the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Olathe North.
Actor terminates political ambitions for now
February 10, 2002
The big guy from Austria likes the sound of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pumping political iron will have to wait awhile, though, while the actor revisits roles as the world’s favorite cyborg from the future and a family man-superspy.
New exhibit at Yale museum highlights Restoration beauties
February 10, 2002
They were the pinup girls of centuries past: curly haired courtesans, dripping with pearls and swathed in silk, gazing at the world with bedroom eyes.
Ashley Higgins
February 10, 2002
Private services for Ashley L. Higgins, 15, rural Lecompton, will be at a later date. Cremation is planned. Miss Higgins died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Fast-Pitch tryout
February 10, 2002
Lawrence Girls Fast-Pitch Assn. will conduct a U-10 tryout session at 3 p.m. today. For the site, call John Hamilton in Eudora at 542-2860 or Lori Miller in Ottawa at (785) 242-7459.
Baldwin council sets special utility meeting
February 10, 2002
In light of the recent ice storm and power outages, the Baldwin City Council will conduct a special meeting Monday to discuss electricity. City Administrator Larry Paine said the city’s utility committee and council members will consider whether the city should obtain more electrical capacity from Kansas City Power & Light Co. to generate power.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2002
Briefly
February 10, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Dozens of postal workers report health problems  Pakistan: One killed, six injured by Indian shelling in Kashmir  Cambodia: Ruling party seizes election chance to strengthen grip  Ethiopia: Hundreds welcome return of stolen Covenant treasure
Briefly
February 10, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Dozens of postal workers report health problems Pakistan: One killed, six injured by Indian shelling in Kashmir Cambodia: Ruling party seizes election chance to strengthen grip Ethiopia: Hundreds welcome return of stolen Covenant treasure
Gladys Ann Stewart Tipton
February 10, 2002
Topeka  Memorial services for Gladys Ann Stewart Tipton, 52, Topeka, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Cremation is planned. Mrs. Tipton died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at her home.
Games already special for Shea
February 10, 2002
Jimmy Shea looked a little weary on Saturday. Then somebody asked him about the night before and his blue eyes beamed. “It was incredible,” Shea said of the opening ceremony, where he recited the oath for the 2,526 athletes who will compete at the Winter Olympics.
On the street
February 10, 2002
Asked on Jayhawk Blvd. Would increasing student numbers in classrooms be a good way to cut costs?
DePaul depressing
February 10, 2002
They resemble confused souls wandering through a wasteland. They have lost 10 of their last 12 games and, with a 9-13 record, appear to want nothing more than to be done with it.
Iran closes office of Afghan warlord who opposes interim government
February 10, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 12:17 p.m.) Iran has closed the office of former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who has opposed Afghanistan’s interim government, one of Hekmatyar’s aides said Sunday.
Ground Zero workers fret over dangerous air
February 10, 2002
New York  Five months later, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is still claiming victims. Those who are suffering now are the workers and residents who breathe the air around Ground Zero daily. Many of them say that, despite federal government assurances that the air is safe, the dust and toxins released by the collapsing towers have made them sick, disrupting their lives and arousing fears of long-term health problems, such as asthma or lung cancer.
On nature trails, officials urge caution while hiking near storm-stressed trees
February 10, 2002
Branches still hanging from some trees after the recent ice storm have prompted state officials to close some Kansas City-area hiking trails and caution people to be careful on others.
Fast-Pitch tryout
February 10, 2002
Lawrence Girls Fast-Pitch Assn. will conduct a U-10 tryout session at 3 p.m. today. For the site, call John Hamilton in Eudora at 542-2860 or Lori Miller in Ottawa at (785) 242-7459.
Grisly finds and accounts lend support to Shiite Muslim claims of Taliban atrocities
February 10, 2002
Each stab of the shovel brings up more disturbing finds: skulls, bones covered by bits of clothing, clumps of hair. When United Nations investigators resume inquiries  perhaps as early as next month  this pit in a corner of a vast stone quarry may reveal an important part of a wider story of alleged atrocities by the Taliban and by the U.S.-backed alliance that toppled them.
KU claims pair in Classic
February 10, 2002
A day after opening its season with two losses, Kansas University’s softball team bounced back with a pair of victories Saturday at the Fiesta Bowl Classic. Kansas run-ruled Utah State, 8-0, in five innings before knocking off No. 17 Southwest Texas State, 6-5.
Boeing will delay some cuts
February 10, 2002
Boeing Wichita will delay some job cuts by a couple of months because the work it expects this year is growing. Boeing does not yet know how many layoffs would be delayed, said spokesman Dick Ziegler, because the Wichita plant has not finalized a first-quarter update to its business plan.
Enron failure may not be enough for reforms
February 10, 2002
A parade of witnesses and raised right hands, harsh questions and tense answers have transformed the Enron Corp.’s bankruptcy into a congressional spectacle, one that has inspired talk of reforms.
Ignorance helps widen racial divisions
February 10, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald To the manager of the Giant Food supermarket in Union Deposit, Pa.: So, I see where you hacked off some of your customers with a recent promotion. You put fried chicken on sale “in honor of Black History Month.” Which begs the question: What, no watermelon?
New exhibit at Yale museum highlights Restoration beauties
February 10, 2002
They were the pinup girls of centuries past: curly haired courtesans, dripping with pearls and swathed in silk, gazing at the world with bedroom eyes.
Collectors tap into 19th-century typewriters
February 10, 2002
A record price of $32,000 was paid last year in San Francisco for a typewriter with mother-of-pearl keys. The record was quickly broken when an 1867 Malling Hansen Writing Ball typewriter sold at Auction Team Breker in Germany for $84,000.
Get the hang of an art collage at home
February 10, 2002
My decorating buddy, Matt Fox, and I have become real pros at hanging art. We almost never have to move the nail over a smidge to hang the piece correctly. And, actually, hanging one piece is a walk in the park compared with assembling a collage of pieces and hanging them in just the right location as to make the collage work.
for now
February 10, 2002
The big guy from Austria likes the sound of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pumping political iron will have to wait awhile, though, while the actor revisits roles as the world’s favorite cyborg from the future and a family man-superspy.
Athletes sport Olympic look
February 10, 2002
The Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City is an opportunity for athletes from around the world to show off their strength, skill and athletic prowess. It’s also an opportunity to look good in front of a worldwide audience.
s your Cupid IQ?
February 10, 2002
Which gifts say “I’m interested, how about you?” to the object of one’s affection? Is an office romance a good idea? How can whipped cream be used to say “I love you”? Even those who think they know everything about love might learn a thing or two from “The Everything Romance Book” (Adams, $12.95 paperback) by longtime marrieds Donald and Pamela Baack.
Hughes celebration continues with music, lectures, exhibits
February 10, 2002
Here is a rundown of events related to the Langston Hughes centennial celebration.
s late victory helps KU overcome Hurricanes
February 10, 2002
By Andy Samuelson With nicknames like “Corndog,” “Kimbo” and “Chez,” it’s pretty easy to tell that Kansas University’s tennis team is easy-going. Such cool composure came in handy Saturday for the Jayhawks, especially for “Kimbo,” aka Kim Lorenz.
Tougher stalking law considered
February 10, 2002
Diane wakes up each morning nagged by fear that she may encounter the man who has been an unwanted part of her life for nearly 15 years. “I don’t see it ending now, but I can’t let it drive me crazy. I’ve got to hold on to my sanity,” says Diane, a Kansan who shared her story on condition that her last name not be used.
Sprint PCS eyes tower at FSHS
February 10, 2002
Agenda highlights  7 p.m. Monday  110 McDonald Drive
Powerless lifestyle quickly loses its charm
February 10, 2002
By George Gurley All afternoon the sky spit pellets of freezing rain, crackling like bacon grease on a pan when they hit the ground. The countryside was still when I walked out the first night. Then in the surrounding woods the cannon cracks began  branches falling under the burden of ice, followed by crashes like broken glass.
February 10, 2002
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; it’s for those you love. Children are usually high on that list. “Valentine’s Day has romantic roots but it has become a day for everyone,” observes Miriam Arond, editor in chief of Child magazine.
No one at fault
February 10, 2002
Enron failure may not be enough for reforms
February 10, 2002
A parade of witnesses and raised right hands, harsh questions and tense answers have transformed the Enron Corp.’s bankruptcy into a congressional spectacle, one that has inspired talk of reforms.
All politics
February 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial When it comes to redistricting, politics is the only factor that really matters. If residents of Lawrence and Douglas County are feeling like they’ve been kicked around lately, it probably is because they have become a political football in the state’s congressional redistricting debate.
Ignorance helps widen racial divisions
February 10, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald To the manager of the Giant Food supermarket in Union Deposit, Pa.: So, I see where you hacked off some of your customers with a recent promotion. You put fried chicken on sale “in honor of Black History Month.” Which begs the question: What, no watermelon?
Coast Guard ramps up security in ports
February 10, 2002
The week before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma was cruising the peaceful waters off New England, protecting codfish and scallops from illegal fishermen.
Baldwin council sets special utility meeting
February 10, 2002
In light of the recent ice storm and power outages, the Baldwin City Council will conduct a special meeting Monday to discuss electricity. City Administrator Larry Paine said the city’s utility committee and council members will consider whether the city should obtain more electrical capacity from Kansas City Power & Light Co. to generate power.
Suit alleges discrimination in city’s police department
February 10, 2002
Two women have filed suit in federal court accusing the city of Garden City and its police department of discrimination. The suits, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita, requested trial by jury. Garden City Manager Bob Halloran declined comment.
Kenneth Riley
February 10, 2002
Carolyn Theresa Martin
February 10, 2002
Marie Wirthman
February 10, 2002
Wife finds out after 15 years husband never divorced first wife
February 10, 2002
NBA All-Star Game: Eastern standings have different look
February 10, 2002
Everyone seems to be doing a double take whenever they look at the Eastern Conference standings, and things should be no different when they glance at the East squad for the All-Star game.
Top 25 Roundup: Bulldogs belt Bama
February 10, 2002
For the past week, Mississippi State couldn’t shoot from three-point range. Against No. 5 Alabama, the Bulldogs could barely miss. Mississippi State caught the Crimson Tide off guard by hitting 12 of 17 three-point shots in a 76-62 victory on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs’ second win over a top-five team.
What’s a nervous investor to do when markets soften? Plenty
February 10, 2002
What do you do, as a small investor, if you no longer believe in the system? With the Enron-Arthur Andersen scandal swirling on top of last year’s revelations about the double-dealing of Wall Street analysts small investors can be excused a crisis in faith.
EU criticizes U.S. on Mideast policy
February 10, 2002
European Union foreign ministers on Saturday criticized the United States’ Mideast policies and offered a blueprint for reviving peace talks that envisions the creation of a Palestinian state that would be recognized by Israel and admitted to the United Nations.
Chamber ensemble to present concert of classical works
February 10, 2002
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Borodin, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Lied Center. A preconcert lecture by Dan Politoske, Kansas University professor emeritus in music history, will be at 2 p.m. in the Oldfather Warm-up/Rehearsal Studio.
The body beautiful or not
Play explores society’s definitions of female attractiveness
February 10, 2002
By Jan Biles In Lisa Loomer’s provocative play “The Waiting Room,” three women meet in a doctor’s office. While they are of different time periods and from different regions of the world, each of them has taken extraordinary measures to attain beauty and they are all paying the price.
U.S. collects first medals
February 10, 2002
The U.S. Olympic team wanted a fast start in the Winter Olympics and with a pair of silver medals, they got one. Speedskater Derek Parra just wishes it was four seconds faster. Parra set a world record in the 5,000-meter speedskating, then stood helplessly as the Netherlands’ Jochem Uytdehaage smashed his mark by about 31/2 seconds to take the gold medal and leave the American with a silver on day one of Olympic competition.
Mormons fine, but watch out for Jell-O
February 10, 2002
Salt Lake Maximum Security Compound Any day now, I promise to report on an actual Olympic sporting event. But first I want to tell you more about this fascinating place called Utah, which is nicknamed “The Beehive State,” and for a very good reason: All the other nicknames were taken.
12-part poem
February 10, 2002
The poetry of Langston Hughes will come together with jazz and visual images when Ronald McCurdy and John Wright present “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center.
EU criticizes U.S. on Mideast policy
February 10, 2002
European Union foreign ministers on Saturday criticized the United States’ Mideast policies and offered a blueprint for reviving peace talks that envisions the creation of a Palestinian state that would be recognized by Israel and admitted to the United Nations.
NBA All-Star Game: Eastern standings have different look
February 10, 2002
Everyone seems to be doing a double take whenever they look at the Eastern Conference standings, and things should be no different when they glance at the East squad for the All-Star game.
Vassar man expert on rod thread art
February 10, 2002
By Ned Kehde Some fishermen contend the use of expensive, state-of-the-art equipment is an essential ingredient in making an accomplished angler. Ron Lindner of Brainerd, Minn., a consummate angler and cofounder of In-Fisherman, is in this camp. Consequently, he uses the finest fishing reels and superfine custom-made fishing rods. One of his deluxe spinning reels, for example, retails for about $500.
Nebraska ups ante to fight waste site
February 10, 2002
Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Friday to spending another $4 million to defend the state in its legal fight over attempts to build a radioactive waste site in Boyd County. The money is included in a bill that would bring the total spent by the state on the lawsuit to more than $14 million  or more than $9,500 a day  during the past four years.
Horoscopes
February 10, 2002
For Sunday, Feb. 10: Those with birthdays today: Your creativity stuns others. You seem to have an answer for any problem. As a result, others seek you out more and more. Your popularity peaks in the next year, both professionally and personally. If single, others will find you to be awesome. If attached, your relationship will grow as long as you’re not too me-oriented. AQUARIUS loves to chat with you.
Mormons fine, but watch out for Jell-O
February 10, 2002
Salt Lake Maximum Security Compound  Any day now, I promise to report on an actual Olympic sporting event. But first I want to tell you more about this fascinating place called Utah, which is nicknamed “The Beehive State,” and for a very good reason: All the other nicknames were taken.
s definitions of female attractiveness
February 10, 2002
By Jan Biles In Lisa Loomer’s provocative play “The Waiting Room,” three women meet in a doctor’s office. While they are of different time periods and from different regions of the world, each of them has taken extraordinary measures to attain beauty  and they are all paying the price.
Exhibit examines the diversity, history of pearls
February 10, 2002
If you think only of pearls as small, white and perfectly round baubles mostly worn by grandmothers and brides, a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History will open your eyes.
February is a good month to commemorate Abraham Lincoln
February 10, 2002
By Calder Pickett February bestirs me to think about and write about Abraham Lincoln. We were so brought up on Lincoln in school days. Lincoln freeing the slaves. Lincoln the store employee walking miles to return a penny (I think it was a penny).
Give your sweetheart the gift of health
February 10, 2002
February is “Heart Month” Â designated by Hallmark, Cupid and other such creatures who delight in assigning titles and meanings to various months and events. Valentine’s Day is usually considered the day to demonstrate our love. Most of us, whether we are sentimentally inclined or not, usually go along with it.
Bluegrass enthusiasts strum up a festival crowd
February 10, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Bluegrass music enthusiasts had a banjo-pickin’, fiddlin’, foot-stompin’ good time Saturday. During the day, about 500 people whooped, hollered, sang, clapped their hands or tapped their feet to music at the first Free State Music Festival at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Gooden, Storozynski knock heads
February 10, 2002
By Levi Chronister No dental work will be necessary for Drew Gooden after Kansas’ 108-81 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, but the junior forward wasn’t so sure 40 minutes after the game. “I was just looking at my reflection in the camera and seeing if my teeth were straight,” Gooden said with a laugh to a throng of TV, radio and print reporters.
KU track continues to cruise
February 10, 2002
Kansas University’s track and field team continued its sizz in the second day of the Iowa State Classic. During the two days of competition, KU athletes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in six events.
t be overlooked
February 10, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald You can skip this column. I’m sure you have more important things to do. You don’t need to waste your valuable time reading about how MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, POSSIBLY INCLUDING YOU, RECENTLY WERE ALMOST KILLED BY A GIANT SPACE ROCK AND THERE ARE MORE COMING AND NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
t brighten Bush budget
February 10, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The budget your federal government published last week is a thing of beauty. Printed on slick paper, with a red, white and blue flag-design cover, it resembles nothing so much as an expensive corporate report to stockholders  the kind where the photography is so gorgeous you can hardly wrench your eyes away to the columns of figures reporting that Amalgamated Widgets tanked last year.
Artist James Wyeth presents portraits of Nureyev
February 10, 2002
A friendship that lasted 19 years until the death of ballet star Rudolf Nureyev has produced a series of more than 35 portraits of him by James Wyeth. They were being presented to the public Thursday at the Kennedy Center.
Thwarted in love, she found happiness in her children, philanthropies
February 10, 2002
Caught between the old social order and the sudden freedoms of a more democratic age, Princess Margaret led a life shadowed by the great disappointment of her thwarted romance with a divorced commoner.
Patient perseveres after kidneys unexpectedly fail
February 10, 2002
John Matheny is in the kitchen, a box of plastic wrap in one hand, a tube of numbing cream in the other. He smears the white paste over his slightly bruised left forearm, then wraps it to keep his shirt clean.
Decision is step toward legalization
February 10, 2002
In Mexico, where most abortions are illegal, hardly a week goes by that Dr. Armando Valle Gay doesn’t see a woman who’s had one. They arrive at his public hospital in downtown Mexico City, often hemorrhaging, sometimes beset with serious infections.
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
 Book designs displayed at University Press  Worlds of Fun slates auditions in Lawrence  Woodwind players list spring lineup  Arts commission taking applications for grants  Barn dance planned today at ECM
February 10, 2002
Junot Diaz has just apologized  again. The first time, the author worried he was being too self-absorbed. Next, he was sorry for stumbling over his words, something noticeable only to him. Now, he wants to say that he is usually much more fun than he was during an interview.
Jayhawks hand Tech coach near-record loss
February 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore Days like Saturday probably make Bob Knight wonder why he ever returned to coaching. No. 2-ranked Kansas punished Knight’s first Texas Tech team, 108-81, on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. That’s a monumental blowout against any team, much less one that stresses defense like Knight’s have throughout the years.
Top 25 Roundup: Bulldogs belt Bama
February 10, 2002
For the past week, Mississippi State couldn’t shoot from three-point range. Against No. 5 Alabama, the Bulldogs could barely miss. Mississippi State caught the Crimson Tide off guard by hitting 12 of 17 three-point shots in a 76-62 victory on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs’ second win over a top-five team.
Unfunded mandate to cost taxpayers $10,000 annually
February 10, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Because the federal government demands it, the era of Internet filtering will hit Lawrence public schools within five months. That doesn’t mean district officials are happy about it. That doesn’t mean district officials are happy about it. “This is just another case of the state or federal government telling us to do something but not provided the funding,” said Hal Hodges, the district’s director of technology.
Big 12 Roundup: Baylor hangs on, topples Tigers 81-80
February 10, 2002
Matt Sayman needed a lot of iron to give Baylor a rare win over a Top 25 team. The first of Sayman’s two free throws with 11 seconds left rattled all over the rim before falling in to tie the game. He then swished the second one as the Bears (14-9, 4-7 Big 12) knocked off No. 22 Missouri, 81-80, Saturday night.
State considers options for dealing with youths whose problems make adoption unlikely
February 10, 2002
By Dave Ranney Until now, they were the children no one wanted to talk about. They’re the ones with so many problems no one is likely to adopt them, ever. Everyone who’s met them knows there’s little hope they’ll ever be embraced by family. They are too old, too damaged, too risky.
Police: Suspect may have fled
February 10, 2002
The key suspect in the disappearance here of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl may have fled to Pakistan’s most populous province, police said Saturday, insisting they still hope to free Pearl soon.
Old West zoning
February 10, 2002
To the editor: The rezoning of western Old West Lawrence from duplex to single-family involves a reassessment of the worth of a historic neighborhood. Of the resident owners, 91 percent wish to drop the duplex designation to preserve historic properties in the future. The duplex zoning was adopted in 1972 and is historically and currently incorrect.
DePaul depressing
February 10, 2002
They resemble confused souls wandering through a wasteland. They have lost 10 of their last 12 games and, with a 9-13 record, appear to want nothing more than to be done with it.
Nation Briefs
February 10, 2002
New York: Olympics ceremony highest-rated ever Florida: President’s niece starts drug treatment New York: Six teen-agers accused in attack on counselor Virginia: Teen-ager tells police demons told him to kill SAN ANTONIO: Study: Surprises may be triggers of strokes
All politics
February 10, 2002
Journal-World Editorial When it comes to redistricting, politics is the only factor that really matters. If residents of Lawrence and Douglas County are feeling like they’ve been kicked around lately, it probably is because they have become a political football in the state’s congressional redistricting debate.
Wife finds out after 15 years husband never divorced first wife
February 10, 2002
I married my husband, the second for each of us, 15 years ago. I am now 62 and he is 69. We are both retired, and have no children together. He told me that he had three children by his first wife, but I never met them. Although I found it strange, his children never even called him, and he never talked about them or his first wife. Then, out of the blue, I received a call from a woman who identified herself as my husband’s wife. She told me that after their youngest child had completed high school, he left her, but they were never divorced. She told me that she had hired a lawyer and wanted her share of his assets. After getting over the shock, I asked him and he admitted it all, apologized, and asked me to stay, telling me that he would get divorced from her. But since I don’t think I can trust him any more, I don’t know if I want to live with him. I have made a 15-year economic and emotional commitment. My money is tied up in our home, and we have joint bank accounts. We have filed joint tax returns as married people. I have put off going to see a lawyer because I didn’t want to hear what I would be told. What should I do?
MU women dump Kansas
February 10, 2002
Kerensa Barr scored 24 points, and Evan Unrau added 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, as Missouri defeated Kansas, 69-57, in women’s basketball Saturday. Barr’s performance on 9-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, tied her career high for points against the Jayhawks, who have lost their past 12 games and 14 of their past 15.
Taliban still pose threat
February 10, 2002
The interim Afghan administration warned Saturday that Taliban leaders are regrouping and could still destabilize the new, U.S.-imposed order here despite the surrender of the former Taliban foreign minister and his detention by U.S. troops.
Ottawa women fall
February 10, 2002
Southwestern College held host Ottawa to nine points in the second half and cruised to an 80-35 women’s basketball victory Saturday. The Braves, who were outscored 38-9 over the final 20 minutes, were paced by Amber McGinnis’ 12 points.
OU men prevail
February 10, 2002
Nick Young scored a game-high 17 points as Ottawa overcame Southwestern College, 61-57, in men’s basketball Saturday night. Chris McNaughton chipped in 13 points and Tony Porter had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
HINU clipped by Park
February 10, 2002
Park University escaped Lawrence with a 71-67 women’s basketball victory over Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday at Coffin Complex. HINU was led by Charlotte Salabiye with 14 points.
s first championship since 1997
February 10, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High finally has a league champion in wrestling. With 15 seconds left in the final period, Firebird junior Kyle Frank broke a 4-all tie with a takedown and hung on for a 6-5 victory over top-seeded Jeff Schieber of Olathe East in the 171-pound final of the Sunflower League meet Saturday at Olathe North.
Harvick nails down front-row spot for Feb. 17 race
February 10, 2002
Jimmie Johnson fired the first shot Saturday in what is expected to be one of the best Rookie of the Year races in years, winning the pole position for his first Daytona 500.
Knight keeps behavior in check at KU
February 10, 2002
By Mindie Paget He was out of his chair a lot. But he didn’t throw it. In fact, Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Bob Knight seemed to be on his best behavior during Saturday’s game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.
World Online report: Jayhawks vanquish Knight
February 10, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 7:00 p.m.) A lot of people missed the first part of the game - not because they were late getting to Allen Fieldhouse, but because they were grouped around the visitors’ locker room door hoping to catch a glimpse Texas Tech head coach Bobby Knight.
Hinrich has been magical since landing Potter tag
February 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling It would appear Kansas University fans are into the Harry Potter thing with Kirk Hinrich, and who can blame them the way Hinrich has been playing lately? A sign hanging in the north end zone of Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday read: “Harry: Take Us to the Quidditch Final Four.”
relentlessness
February 10, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Bob Knight has been coaching college basketball long enough to know a buzzsaw when he sees one. On Saturday, Knight, now in his first season at Texas Tech after umpteen years at Indiana, was on the other end of a buzzsaw massacre.
Gogel, Pollard in house
February 10, 2002
Two former Jayhawk dignitaries attended Saturday’s game. KU presented 1994 KU grad Matt Gogel an autographed basketball at the first timeout. Gogel won last week’s Pebble Beach golf tournament for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
QB lifts AFC, 38-30
February 10, 2002
This might not make up for a snowy overtime loss to New England in the playoffs. Still, Rich Gannon came away with more than just a win in the Pro Bowl. He became the first two-time MVP after leading the AFC to a 38-30 victory over the NFC on Saturday.
Audubon to discuss ways to protect land
February 10, 2002
The Valentine’s Day meeting of the Jayhawk Audubon Society will feature “Loving the Land: Possible Land Protection Techniques for Douglas County, Kansas,” a presentation by Stacey Swearingen White, associate professor of urban planning at Kansas University.
Phone call from Bush icing on cake
February 10, 2002
This is one phone call Sasha Cohen won’t ever forget. Neither will her mother. When the figure skater found out President Bush was going to be standing next to her when he joined the U.S. athletes at the opening ceremony, she called her mother back home in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Sound off
February 10, 2002
We recently saw at least 20 dead fish and a dead duck on the west side of the Clinton Lake dam. What is happening at the lake? Clinton Lake State Park manager Jerry Schecher said seeing dead fish is a natural and common occurrence during the winter at the lake. He said some fish die because of the icy conditions covering the lake or they will get in areas where the oxygen levels are low. He said fish also can die sometimes if they come through the drainage structure below the spillway.
Marquette to honor McGuire
February 10, 2002
Al McGuire’s friends and former players want to ensure that he remains a larger than life figure, so they plan to commission a bronze statue that is be placed on the Marquette University campus.
February 10, 2002
A new twist is being added to the Kansas Cash lottery game. Beginning Feb. 18, the Kansas Lottery will draw numbers for a “Super Kansas Cash” game, which will give players more chances to win.
Veterinarian ordered to serve jail time for probation violation in steroid case
February 10, 2002
Hutchinson veterinarian Mark Schwarm has been ordered to serve his jail time for distributing anabolic steroids, after a judge ruled that he had violated his probation. Schwarm’s attorney said after Friday’s hearing that he would file an appeal bond to keep Schwarm out of jail.
Sewer service expansion considered
February 10, 2002
Agenda highlights  9 a.m. Monday  Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
s police department
February 10, 2002
Two women have filed suit in federal court accusing the city of Garden City and its police department of discrimination. The suits, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita, requested trial by jury. Garden City Manager Bob Halloran declined comment.
Blizzard closes I-70
February 10, 2002
A crash during a blizzard Saturday killed two children from Kansas and caused the closure of a 220-mile stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver to Colby. A car carrying the two children from Garden City was slowing or stopped as snow fell on westbound I-70 when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer 22 miles east of Limon, Colo., near Arriba, the Colorado State Patrol said.
Studying pays off for spelling champ
February 10, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The third time was a charm for 11-year-old Marianne Sansom. The Vinland Elementary fifth-grader successfully spelled “selenian” and took the title Saturday of the 2002 Douglas County Spelling Bee at St. John’s School. The word means “like the moon,” or “containing selenium.”
booked at Camelot
February 10, 2002
“Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding,” a joint production of Camelot Ballroom and Lawrence Community Theatre, will be presented Saturday at the Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st St.
s selection for top federal prosecutor in Kansas
February 10, 2002
President Bush has nominated Wichita attorney Eric Melgren to serve as top federal prosecutor in Kansas. The move was expected because Melgren is the choice of Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, and the president tends to follow the wishes of his party’s senior senator. Melgren and Brownback are longtime friends.
Coach lauded
February 10, 2002
To the editor: I am the parent of a senior on the Lawrence High basketball team, and it is very important for me to make a statement about the game that occurred Tuesday, Feb. 5.
No one at fault
February 10, 2002
To the editor: I read the editorial concerning State Sen. Lyon and his bill to end no-fault divorces when the couple has children. I myself am the daughter of a no-fault divorce. I am 13 years old and I strongly agree with you for criticizing Sen. Lyon’s bill. Movies and television shows would lead you to believe that all children become unhappy and depressed if their parents get divorced. They may even pull a “Parent Trap.” However, this is far from the truth. My parents got divorced when I was 8 years old. They have 50-50 custody over me.
Topeka lake looms as wiper hotbed
February 10, 2002
Largemouth bass fishing at Lake Shawnee near Topeka should be fair this year, according to Richard Sanders, Wildlife and Parks district fish biologist. Electrofishing also showed, Sanders reported, that the Lake Shawnee bass were in poorer condition than they were in 2001.
Marais des Cygnes mowing could be construed as baiting snow geese
February 10, 2002
Portions of Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area may be temporarily closed to snow goose hunting to allow wildlife managers to provide food for other species of waterfowl.
s clothing styles
February 10, 2002
They’ve got small bodies  and even smaller allowances  but children have big choices when it comes to clothes. There are both trendy togs adapted from the hottest adult runway styles and durable garments that can withstand some of the unusual tests a toddler or elementary school student might put them through. Designers and retailers aim to blend the two together.
Bass-baritone turns anger into art
February 10, 2002
German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff’s third Grammy nomination in as many years is for an album that includes the Franz Schubert song cycle “Winterreise,” about a heartbroken man who seeks solace in death and goes mad.
Sports sets are pegged to Olympics
February 10, 2002
The eyes of the world are focused on the 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City, which began Friday. The U.S. Postal Service has issued a pane of 20 commemorative stamps depicting four popular winter sports  figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding and ski jumping.
Do-it-yourself holiday crafts: Make gifts from the heart at home
February 10, 2002
For Valentine’s Day gifts from the heart, Rosie magazine home and crafts editor Kieran Juska suggests these projects that are intended for adults or children old enough to handle scissors and a glue gun but can easily be adapted for smaller hands.
Chamber ensemble to present concert of classical works
February 10, 2002
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Borodin, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Lied Center. A preconcert lecture by Dan Politoske, Kansas University professor emeritus in music history, will be at 2 p.m. in the Oldfather Warm-up/Rehearsal Studio.
drums up a hit for its sold-out crowds
February 10, 2002
By Jan Biles The power of “Stomp” cannot be denied. The troupe of eight dancer-percussionists has made its third visit to Lawrence in five years. And so far, the Lawrence community has not tired of its clanging and banging. Already the troupe has performed three sold-out shows this weekend at the Lied Center, and today’s matinee promises to be packed to the rafters, too.
Airline pilots, ramp workers arrested on immigration-related charges
February 10, 2002
Seven airline pilots and two airport ramp workers were charged with immigration-related offenses, prosecutors said Saturday. Four pilots and two ramp workers were charged with possession of fake immigration documents, U.S. Atty. Guy Lewis said in a news release.
North Korea tells U.S. delegation not to come
February 10, 2002
North Korea has called off a visit by a group of former U.S. ambassadors, apparently because of President Bush’s harsh words about the country, members of the unofficial delegation said Saturday.
Security breach at KCI causes delays for flights
February 10, 2002
Almost 300 passengers were removed from three gates at Kansas City International Airport and sent through security again, after a pocket knife was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag.
Big 12 Roundup: Baylor hangs on, topples Tigers 81-80
February 10, 2002
Matt Sayman needed a lot of iron to give Baylor a rare win over a Top 25 team. The first of Sayman’s two free throws with 11 seconds left rattled all over the rim before falling in to tie the game. He then swished the second one as the Bears (14-9, 4-7 Big 12) knocked off No. 22 Missouri, 81-80, Saturday night.
Arts notes
February 10, 2002
Jazz singers, musicians join for KU concert Recital features piano, saxophone professors Composer to perform at Topeka bookstore
Cyclist inspires skater
Kwan impressed by Armstrong’s achievements
February 10, 2002
Michelle Kwan has often drawn inspiration from fellow Olympian Lance Armstrong’s autobiography, “It’s Not About the Bike.” After a chance meeting at the opening ceremony, the U.S. figure skater was drawing inspiration from Armstrong himself.