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Chief suspect detained in reporter’s abduction
February 12, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:57 a.m.) The chief suspect in the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was arrested Tuesday, and an official close to the investigation said the suspect told police Pearl was alive.
Bin Laden moves across Afghan-Pakistani border, says minister
February 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:21 a.m.) Osama bin Laden is alive and on the move in the Afghan-Pakistani border region under the protection of the Pakistani intelligence service, Afghanistan’s interior minister was quoted as saying Tuesday.
President touts health-care reform in Wisconsin
February 12, 2002
President Bush, back on the campaign money trail, pulled together elements of his health care agenda and presented it Monday as a plan to keep America “on the cutting edge of medicine.”
Campaign finance reform faces showdown in House
February 12, 2002
A resurgent coalition of Democrats and renegade Republicans, energized by the Enron scandal, is making a final push this week for House passage of the broadest overhaul of the nation’s campaign laws in a quarter-century.
District raises summer school fees
February 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board approved summer school fee increases ranging from 15 percent to 40 percent. Board members backed higher fees Monday to reduce the district’s operating losses for summer courses that serve about 1,000 students annually.
Gap’s fall forces chain to reassess
February 12, 2002
Shannon Hartnett used to shop at the Gap at least once a month, figuring it was a pretty reliable stop for basic turtlenecks, T-shirts and a good looking pair of jeans. Until two years ago, that is, when the jeans became too low-slung for her taste and the sweaters, cropped to expose the midriff, started appearing in “hideous colors.”
Bargain hunters boost markets
February 12, 2002
Wall Street’s cheaper prices lured buyers Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up by triple digits for the second straight session. But the gains came on light volume, indicating that many investors sat out the rally, still nervous about the economy and corporate bookkeeping.
Picabo hopes to ski grandly into sunset
Downhill skier still draws crowd, interest
February 12, 2002
Of all Picabo Street’s career incarnations as a skier mouthy rookie; team diva and Olympic medalist; now wiser, kinder veteran she begins a new role today: departing legend.
Olympic spectators get taste of ‘Western Experience’
February 12, 2002
It was the telegraph that killed the Pony Express, but it’s the Internet that keeps its spirit alive today. Winter Olympic fans arriving here to attend Nordic skiing events can’t escape the “Western Experience” as they make the short hike from the herd of shuttle buses at the transit center into the dramatic cross country stadium in the shadow of 11,470-foot Mount Timpanogos.
County to discuss 5-acre exemption
February 12, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners will have a joint meeting with planning commissioners Wednesday to re-open the debate about the future of the 5-acre exemption. Commissioners will discuss the land-use issue with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission at the county’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Kansans heed call for charitable giving
Sept. 11 charities didn’t hurt rural Salvation Army returns
February 12, 2002
The generosity Kansans demonstrated in giving to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks made the Salvation Army concerned that nothing would be left for the charity’s services in rural areas.
Chinese New Year brings hopes to Chinatown
February 12, 2002
Chinatown is hoping the arrival of the Chinese New Year today will bring a change of fortune to the neighborhood, which is suffering financially because of the World Trade Center attack.
India, Pakistan not ready for summit progress
February 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Toss a question at Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s dignified-to-somnolent prime minister, and it hangs aloft for an eternity as he dismantles each dependent clause and inspects each adverb for danger or slight.
Arafat not thinking about peace
February 12, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Surely by now it’s abundantly clear to anyone not suffering from acute denial or committed to the destruction of Israel that Yasser Arafat has no intention of making peace. Neither can he be persuaded to stop the terrorist acts committed by Palestinians.
Sarah Silverman tries Fox sitcom about television
February 12, 2002
If she weren’t acting or telling jokes, comic Sarah Silverman would be playing with monkeys. “I wouldn’t want to be like Dian Fossey (author of ‘Gorillas in the Mist’) and live in the jungle with them, because I need plumbing, but if I weren’t in show business, I’d work with monkeys,” Silverman says. “I feel like I am part simian.”
Fund raising under way in KC for WWI museum
February 12, 2002
Raising the last $15 million for restoration and an expanded museum at the nation’s largest World War I memorial falls to a restaurateur and a retired U.S. Army general. Carl DiCapo and Neal Creighton surveyed their new offices Friday in the basement of Kansas City’s Union Station, across the street from the Liberty Memorial.
Your Money: Choosing the right wine can be difficult
February 12, 2002
It’s important to know the uses for wine, and what makes a certain kind more desirable than another.
Cheating ‘epidemic’ discovered at college
February 12, 2002
As many as 30 students may have been involved in academic dishonesty during finals week of the fall term at Barton County Community College, officials at the two-year school said. That number includes seven students caught cheating on finals, school president Veldon Law said, and a case in which none of the 16 students in a government class spoke up when their instructor mistakenly handed out a copy of the final exam.
Stevenson dealt probation
Guard also fined, given 100 hours community service
February 12, 2002
Utah Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson was sentenced to two years probation Monday for having sex with a minor. Stevenson was not present for the hearing, but his lawyer, Roger Litman, pleaded no contest on his behalf to charges that Stevenson, 20, had sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Baseball Roundup: Owners likely to approve deals
Sale of Red Sox, Expos expected to be accepted today via conference call
February 12, 2002
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called off an owners’ meeting set to approve the sales of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos and instead scheduled a telephone conference call for today’s vote.
Back to basics?
Budget shortfall means cuts for Kansas school districts
February 12, 2002
By Rebekah Zemansky When buying a car, it is necessary to make decisions about what features it will include. Everyone wants a car that will provide necessary and basic transportation. But each buyer will have different priorities, both about the basics and the extras.
Holiday in Dirt’ pokes fun at stars
February 12, 2002
Stan Ridgway is probably the closest thing we have to Frank Zappa in the 21st century. Like the late Zappa, Ridgway spins fascinating tales about kooks, misfits and people with skewed ideas about life. And, also like Zappa, his lyrics are strongly laced with offbeat, very dark humor.
Decision a gamble in election year
February 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of a takeover of the state’s largest insurance company will keep $320 million out of the pockets of tens of thousands of Kansans.
Afghan civilian toll difficult to calculate
February 12, 2002
The cemetery is little more than a scattering of stones across a dusty hillside. A few tattered green flags flutter in the winter wind, marking the resting place of casualties of war.
Razzies point finger at Tom Green
Freddy Got Fingered’ gets big thumbs-down in movie dishonors
February 12, 2002
Tom Green got fingered by the Razzies, a movie-award spoof that singled out his “Freddy Got Fingered” with a leading eight nominations, including worst picture of last year. Joining Green’s tacky comedy in the worst-picture category were Sylvester Stallone’s racing flick “Driven,” Mariah Carey’s pop-star bomb “Glitter,” the war epic “Pearl Harbor” and Kevin Costner’s Elvis-impersonator heist thriller “3000 Miles to Graceland.”
TV show produces Britain’s new pop idol
February 12, 2002
Britain’s latest pop idol has never made a video and has yet to release a record. But 23-year-old Will Young is the latest object of Britain’s love affair with manufactured pop.
Dylan influence Dave Van Ronk dies at age 65
February 12, 2002
Dave Van Ronk, a New York-born guitarist and singer who was at the forefront of the Greenwich Village folk boom, has died following treatment for colon cancer. He was 65. Van Ronk died Sunday of cardio-pulmonary failure at New York University Medical Center, said Mitch Greenhill, his longtime manager. He was diagnosed with cancer last fall.
Re-created Lindbergh flight to air on History Channel
February 12, 2002
Give the History Channel credit for one of the more unusual ideas in recent TV annals: The network will restage the most famous plane flight in history with the grandson of the most famous aviator at the controls.
Women’s downhill delayed
February 12, 2002
Fans waiting for the start of the women’s downhill on Monday waited patiently at the base of the Wildflower course. Some sang songs, while others watched the men’s snowboard competition on the Jumbotron.
DeCosta to start in goal for U.S. maybe
February 12, 2002
Ask coach Ben Smith who will start in goal for the U.S. women’s hockey team, and he’s likely to reply, “Who started last game?” Ask who would start in a potential gold medal matchup with Canada, and his response is the same for now.
Family sues KU, fraternity for teen’s role in fatal accident
February 12, 2002
By Mike Belt It’s been more than a year since Sean Scott, then 16, spent time drinking at a Lawrence bar and a Kansas University fraternity, and then killed a woman while driving drunk. Monday a lawsuit was filed in Douglas County District Court alleging negligence on the part of KU and the local chapter and national organization of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for allowing the underage Shawnee boy to drink alcohol.
Graduates treated to party, prizes
February 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence’s graduating seniors will have an opportunity to win cold cash and hot prizes at Project Graduation 2002. Free State High School, Lawrence High School and Lawrence Alternative High School students are invited to follow the May graduation programs with a five-hour, free-admission, no-alcohol celebration at The Granada, 1020 Mass.
White House weighs in on redrawing of Kansas congressional districts
February 12, 2002
With the partisan margin in Congress about as tight as it can be between Republicans and Democrats, the Bush administration apparently is taking no chances with Kansas congressional redistricting.
Lawmakers realizing need for both cuts, tax boosts
February 12, 2002
Agreement seems to be growing among legislative leaders that both cuts in some programs and significant tax increases are necessary to balance the state budget. “We don’t have any good alternatives,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing. “This year is a selection among bad alternatives.”
Gang escapes with $6.5 million at London’s Heathrow airport
February 12, 2002
Robbers held up a security van at Heathrow Airport on Monday and escaped with $6.5 million in a variety of currencies that had just arrived from Bahrain, police said. Police said the driver of the van was attacked by at least two men at the airport’s Terminal 4 at about 6:30 a.m.
United States goes 1-2-3 in halfpipe
Powers, Kass, Thomas score American sweep in snowboarding; Hackl settles for luge silver
February 12, 2002
The Americans swept. Georg Hackl settled. The U.S. snowboarders the kiddie corps suddenly creating the big Winter Olympics buzz scored an across-the-board sweep Monday, flying to gold, silver and bronze in the halfpipe before a wildly enthusiastic Utah crowd of 30,000.
Despite makeup, pairs skating IS manly sport
February 12, 2002
Dave Barry Miami Herald Columnist One of the most exciting Winter Olympics events is pairs figure skating, which combines the beauty of an intimate dance with the athleticism of a large man throwing a tiny woman as far as 75 feet.
Free State escapes, 59-54
February 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner was peeved. Even with his team leading with less than two minutes left in Monday’s game against Shawnee Mission South at FSHS, Schreiner was beside himself.
Threes lift LHS to 67-55 win
February 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Shawnee Mission West served as the appetizer on Monday for what Lawrence High’s boys basketball team hopes will be the main course in a couple of days. The Lions hit 10 three-pointers during their 67-55 Sunflower League victory over the Vikings in the SW West gym, three days before LHS will play host to top-ranked and league-leading Olathe South.
Companies have 30 days to appeal decision
February 12, 2002
Officials with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana have about 30 days to appeal Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ order.
State trooper, girlfriend shot in domestic dispute
February 12, 2002
A man with a rifle killed his girlfriend and a state trooper Monday, then shot himself to death. Trooper Lawrence Gleason went to the home of Amanda Olcott after she called police and said her ex-boyfriend had threatened her with a knife, police said.
U.S. wants to replace Argenbright at all airports
February 12, 2002
The government is trying to put troubled Argenbright Security Inc. out of the security business at U.S. airports. The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking bids from other security companies to take over Argenbright’s airline security operations. Argenbright has 40 percent of the market.
Area Boys: KC Piper pops P-L in OT
Kaws drop KVL thriller, 64-60
February 12, 2002
Kansas City Piper outscored Perry-Lecompton 9-5 in overtime to escape with a 64-60 overtime Kaw Valley League boys basketball victory on Monday. Perry’s Aaron Swaggerty hit a three-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force overtime, but Piper controlled the extra period.
KU’s Russell honored by Big 12 Conference
February 12, 2002
Kansas University’s Scott Russell, who set the NCAA weight-throw record on Friday, was named Monday as the Big 12 Conference’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Russell threw 81 feet, 11*4 inches in the Iowa State Classic on Friday, breaking the old record of 78-61*2 by Tore Johnsen of Texas-El Paso.
Saint Mary dumps OU
February 12, 2002
Saint Mary had three starters score 12 points apiece in dropping Ottawa, 50-41, in women’s basketball Monday night. The Braves were led by Angie Bandstra’s 17 points, but didn’t have another player score more than seven.
Horns expected good game
I don’t think there’s very much difference between us’
February 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling T.J. Ford is no Edsel. Texas University’s precocious point guard scored 16 points and collected 11 assists as the Longhorns failed to survive an overtime shootout with No. 2-ranked Kansas.
KU Basketball Notebook: KU’s Boschee not slowed by thumb
February 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee felt no pain on Monday night. “My shot felt extremely good. There was a lot of adrenaline running through my body. My thumb didn’t hurt the whole game,” Boschee said after sinking six threes, including two in overtime, in Kansas’ 110-103 victory over Texas at Erwin Center.
FBI issues new terrorist alert
February 12, 2002
The FBI rushed Monday night to issue its most specific terrorist alert since Sept. 11, warning that a Yemeni man and more than a dozen associates may be planning attacks in the United States or against U.S. targets in Yemen as early as today.
Israel launches new air attack on Gaza City
February 12, 2002
Israel unleashed another airstrike on Palestinian offices in Gaza City on Monday, while the defense minister declared that Palestinian militants had raised the stakes in the Mideast conflict by firing new, longer-range rockets.
Some Kansans remain without power as storm cleanup continues
February 12, 2002
Nearly two weeks after a snow and ice storm knocked out power to 435,000 Kansans, 1,320 people were still waiting for the electricity to come back on, the adjutant general’s office said Monday.
Ann Goodwin
February 12, 2002
Daily Ticker
February 12, 2002
Dow Industrials +140.54, 9,884.78
Daily Ticker
February 12, 2002
Briefs
February 12, 2002
 Panel considers bill penalizing profiteers  Olathe representative won’t seek re-election
Briefs
February 12, 2002
Panel considers bill penalizing profiteers Olathe representative won’t seek re-election
In the halls
February 12, 2002
In the halls
February 12, 2002
This week’s question: Asked at Lawrence High School
On the record
February 12, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
February 12, 2002
KU hits all 5 field goals in extra period of win
Jayhawks take down Longhorns in OT, 110-103
February 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Everybody knows Kansas University can win basketball games when scoring in the 100s. Now everybody knows the Jayhawks can win allowing 100 points, too. “That was fun to watch,” KU coach Roy Williams said after the Jayhawks’ 110-103 overtime victory over Texas in a Monday night shootout at Erwin Center.
KU baseball slated to open season today
February 12, 2002
Kansas University’s baseball team will open its season against NAIA opponent Ottawa today at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks will start senior right-hander Dan Olson, who is healthy after undergoing arm surgery last summer. He went 1-3 last year in seven appearances.
Kansas-Texas battle big boost for Big 12
February 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling All I could see of Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg was the back of his head. Not that it mattered. I knew the commish, sitting in the media row in front of me at the Erwin Center, was smiling.
6Sports Video Reports: KU battles Texas into overtime
February 12, 2002
Kirk Hinrich and Drew Gooden looked like the best players in the conference during a hard game. The team played nearly perfectly in overtime.
Business Briefcase
February 12, 2002
 Heinz serves ‘Funky Fries’  Investments: Nortel CFO resigns  On Campus: KU Career, Employment Fair set for Wednesday, Thursday  Securities: Rates fall in T-bill auction
John W. Hamilton Jr.
February 12, 2002
Services for John W. Hamilton Jr., 70, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Hamilton died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Brighton Place North, Topeka.
6Sports Video Reports: Free State narrowly beats SM South
February 12, 2002
The Firebirds continue their win streak after a close game.
remark renews old animosities
February 12, 2002
Angered by the United States’ labeling of Iran as part of an “axis of evil,” hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” on Monday during demonstrations to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Nigeria’s tragedies shake confidence in government
February 12, 2002
When a series of explosions at an army munitions depot sent huge fireballs into the sky over the sprawling metropolis of Lagos, both Nigeria and its government were deeply shaken.
Sebelius kills insurance deal
Anthem denial is first in U.S.
February 12, 2002
Saying it would have cost the state too much, Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius on Monday rejected an Indiana company’s bid to gobble up the biggest health insurer in Kansas.
OU men win
February 12, 2002
Ottawa University overcame a 2-for-15 performance from three-point range in outlasting St. Mary, 56-51, in men’s basketball Monday night. The Braves’ Tony Porter scored a game-high 19 points, while Chris McNaughton chipped in 13 rebounds.
s Russell honored by Big 12 Conference
February 12, 2002
Kansas University’s Scott Russell, who set the NCAA weight-throw record on Friday, was named Monday as the Big 12 Conference’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Russell threw 81 feet, 11*4 inches in the Iowa State Classic on Friday, breaking the old record of 78-61*2 by Tore Johnsen of Texas-El Paso.
s testimony
February 12, 2002
Today, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay will become the sixth person to cite the Fifth Amendment and decline to testify in Congress’ inquiry. For now, lawmakers reject the idea of offering immunity from prosecution to get them talking.
Park City is Mardi Gras on ice, with more cops
February 12, 2002
This historic silver mining town’s Main Street resembles Mardi Gras on snow. With extra cops. “Can I look inside your bag?” the police officer in a bright yellow ski jacket asked politely.
OU men win
February 12, 2002
Ottawa University overcame a 2-for-15 performance from three-point range in outlasting St. Mary, 56-51, in men’s basketball Monday night. The Braves’ Tony Porter scored a game-high 19 points, while Chris McNaughton chipped in 13 rebounds.
Ottawa senior scores 19 in win
February 12, 2002
Ottawa High senior Katie Sheffield broke out of her scoreless slump with 19 points in a 69-59 girls basketball victory over Kansas City Ward on Monday in the OHS gym. Sheffield, who hadn’t scored in Ottawa’s past two games, hit four three-pointers and also dished nine assists.
Despite makeup, pairs skating IS manly sport
February 12, 2002
Dave Barry Miami Herald Columnist One of the most exciting Winter Olympics events is pairs figure skating, which combines the beauty of an intimate dance with the athleticism of a large man throwing a tiny woman as far as 75 feet.
Powers, Kass, Thomas score American sweep in snowboarding
February 12, 2002
The Americans swept. Georg Hackl settled. The U.S. snowboarders  the kiddie corps suddenly creating the big Winter Olympics buzz  scored an across-the-board sweep Monday, flying to gold, silver and bronze in the halfpipe before a wildly enthusiastic Utah crowd of 30,000.
Choosing a bottle of wine is a matter of taste
February 12, 2002
By Karen Palermo Dan Blomgren’s personal cellar is stocked with more than 2,000 bottles of wine. He has thousands more in the racks and cases at his Cork & Barrel stores in Lawrence. Yes, he’s a wine expert. But no, he can’t read your palate.
Iran rallies against U.S.
Axis’ remark renews old animosities
February 12, 2002
Angered by the United States’ labeling of Iran as part of an “axis of evil,” hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” on Monday during demonstrations to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Public offers feedback on floodplain regulations
February 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis A planning commission subcommittee on Monday heard a host of suggested revisions to proposed floodplain-development regulations. On Wednesday morning, the subcommittee will decide whether to move forward with the proposal or whether to send it back to planners to incorporate those changes.
Jayhawks ‘perfect’ in OT - Kansas 110, Texas 103, OT
KU hits all 5 field goals in extra period of win
February 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Everybody knows Kansas University can win basketball games when scoring in the 100s. Now everybody knows the Jayhawks can win allowing 100 points, too. “That was fun to watch,” KU coach Roy Williams said after the Jayhawks’ 110-103 overtime victory over Texas in a Monday night shootout at Erwin Center.
FDA probes whether anti-anxiety herb dangerous to health
February 12, 2002
A 45-year-old woman became jaundiced and then, in just months, became so ill she needed a liver transplant. Her doctor suspects the herbal supplement kava. European health officials report 25 similar cases of liver toxicity, and some countries are barring kava sales.
Area Briefs
February 12, 2002
 KU German center celebrates 10 years at Sudler House  Area Agency on Aging seeks proposals to receive grants  Wakarusa Valley chess team takes first at tournament  Jock’s Nitch staff discovers apparent attempted burglary  Three suspects arrested on suspicion of drug activity  Transient found unconscious wasn’t victim of a crime
Horoscopes
February 12, 2002
A society of victims
February 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The “dueling poor boys,” Byrd and O’Neill, show clearly the growing penchant to be considered “victims.” Another classic example of how so many people these days pursue and encourage images of victimhood was provided by a USA Today story with an ever-so-appropriate headline: “Dueling poor boys: Senator, Treasury chief debate origins.”
February 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling T.J. Ford is no Edsel. Texas University’s precocious point guard scored 16 points and collected 11 assists as the Longhorns failed to survive an overtime shootout with No. 2-ranked Kansas.
Births
February 12, 2002
Mike and Jenny Bewley, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Robert Garner
February 12, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for Robert Garner, 76, Oskaloosa, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Graveside services will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Garner died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Hickory Point Care Center, Oskaloosa.
Briefly
February 12, 2002
 Paris: Suspect in French custody claims he met terrorists  Jordan: U.S.-born terrorist sentenced to death  SEATTLE: Shipyard worker found guilty of killing 2, wounding 2  Colombia: Rebel mortar hits army barracks, killing 10 soldiers
Deluded liberals
February 12, 2002
To the editor: A letter you published Feb. 4 by Kevin Schartz gave me quite a shock. A recent book, “Bias,” by Bernard Goldberg has a central theme that the liberal media don’t detect any bias in their output because they are all positively sure that they are mainstream, and they are also sure that only conservatives put out biased material.
6News Video Reports: Insurance Commissioner denies Blue Cross merger
February 12, 2002
Katherine Sebelius’ decision dashes Blue Cross’ hopes. She says she wanted to protect small businesses, but not all business owners agree.
District raises summer school fees
February 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board approved summer school fee increases ranging from 15 percent to 40 percent. Board members backed higher fees Monday to reduce the district’s operating losses for summer courses that serve about 1,000 students annually.
Presidential Lecture speakers announced
David McCullough, others to be first presenters this fall at the Dole Institute of Politics
February 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Richard Norton Smith relied on his connections as a TV analyst to lure three nationally known presidential historians to Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics. Smith announced Monday that Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss and David McCullough will serve as the speakers for the institute’s first Presidential Lecture Series.
Bennett services
February 12, 2002
Local Briefs
February 12, 2002
 Federal aid still available Federal disaster aid is still available to help people and businesses recover from the ice storm, and officials from Federal Emergency Management Agency are urging people to call to see if they qualify for a grant. “There are grants available to pay for temporary housing, emergency repair and other serious disaster-related expenses,” said Art Navarro, a FEMA public affairs officer. For small business owners, low-interest loans also are available from the Small Business Administration, which will cover residential and business losses not fully covered by insurance. So far, 14 people from Douglas County have called, including eight from Lawrence, three from Eudora and three from Baldwin. Above, Glen Rossman, Lawrence, surveys the smashed rear window on his 1999 Ford Taurus after a tree branch fell on it. To see whether you qualify for a grant, call FEMA between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at (800) 621-FEMA, or for the hearing impaired, (800) 462-7585. _________________________________  Investigation: Fire damages vacant house A homeless person might be to blame for a fire that heavily damaged a vacant North Lawrence house Sunday night, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials said. Shortly after 11 p.m. a passerby used a cell phone to report the fire at 1541 N. Third St., Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. The first firefighters to arrive reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the house. Fire investigators found evidence of candles and a mattress in a second-floor bedroom where they believe the fire started. No one was in the house at the time of the fire. The fire was extinguished after about 40 minutes, Bradford said. Fire & Medical on Monday was trying to determine who owned the property. _________________________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 13 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 Thursday. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 13) What colleges did Langston Hughes attend? Answer to Monday’s question: He was not allowed to practice law in the United States because he was black. _________________________________  Kansas university: Researchers seek subjects for children’s autism study Kansas University researchers are seeking autistic children to serve as subjects in an upcoming study about communication. The researchers, from KU’s Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, will compare two strategies used to teach communication skills. They need children between the ages of 18 months and 36 months to participate in the three-week study. For more information, contact Lindsay Randle or Jane Wegner at 864-4960. _________________________________  Construction: Eudora bridge project begins Work to shore up the Kansas River bridge at Eudora has begun, but the construction is not expected to affect traffic on County Road 1061. Douglas County Public Works Director Keith Browning said crews with Big River Construction of Nebraska City, Neb., began work on the project Friday. The first phase of the project, to be completed by April 1, will build two “l-head” dikes to protect the riverbank from further erosion, which over time could weaken the bridge. The second phase of the project, to begin next winter, would build three more dikes. In total, the two phases are expected to cost $2 million, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paying for 50 percent of the project. Douglas County will pay for 60 percent of the remaining local costs, while neighboring Leavenworth County will pay for the remaining 40 percent.
Threes lift LHS to 67-55 win
February 12, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Shawnee Mission West served as the appetizer on Monday for what Lawrence High’s boys basketball team hopes will be the main course in a couple of days. The Lions hit 10 three-pointers during their 67-55 Sunflower League victory over the Vikings in the SW West gym, three days before LHS will play host to top-ranked and league-leading Olathe South.
President touts health-care reform in Wisconsin
February 12, 2002
President Bush, back on the campaign money trail, pulled together elements of his health care agenda and presented it Monday as a plan to keep America “on the cutting edge of medicine.”
Saint Mary dumps OU
February 12, 2002
Saint Mary had three starters score 12 points apiece in dropping Ottawa, 50-41, in women’s basketball Monday night. The Braves were led by Angie Bandstra’s 17 points, but didn’t have another player score more than seven.
Companies have 30 days to appeal decision
February 12, 2002
Officials with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana have about 30 days to appeal Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ order.
Business Briefcase
February 12, 2002
Heinz serves ‘Funky Fries’ Investments: Nortel CFO resigns On Campus: KU Career, Employment Fair set for Wednesday, Thursday Securities: Rates fall in T-bill auction
Swimming in e-mail spam
February 12, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I arrive at my office, uncap my coffee, unwrap my bagel, open my e-mail and face the first searing public policy question of the day: “Do you want to watch teens make their first porn video?”
GOP back to deficit budgets
February 12, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Until 1980 it was a given that Republicans were the fiscally fastidious party and the Democrats needed a trained nurse to keep them from borrowing irresponsibly and spending the nation silly.
Drama in the rink continues
February 12, 2002
NBC goes for the ratings gold tonight with continuing Olympic coverage (7 p.m.). Two of the world’s top skaters are expected to square off in the Men’s Short program. Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko reigns as the 2001 World and European champion.
Jewel’s trying to keep her music ‘authentic’
February 12, 2002
It’s almost a cliche when a star complains about being a celebrity. But you get a sense that Jewel is genuine when she talks about her disdain for the fame game, even if her attitude is a bit contradictory.
Robert Redford’s daughter makes a name for herself
February 12, 2002
“Following my father’s footsteps wasn’t easy,” Amy Redford said as she sipped a cup of decaf cappuccino in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse. “It’s really asking for a very particular kind of scrutiny.”
People
February 12, 2002
Barbara Bush goes Rio Lifetime not over Beyond the music Tights don’t make hero
Osawatomie clips Cards
Eudora done in at free-throw line in 59-52 loss
February 12, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Free-throw shooting once again became the Achilles’ heel of Eudora High’s boys basketball team in a 59-52 loss to Osawatomie on Monday night at EHS.
Japan last industrialized nation to formally recognize spousal abuse with laws
February 12, 2002
Kimiko tells her story with calm detachment. How her husband beat her dozens of times during their 32 years together, raining blows down on her face, thighs and stomach, pounding her back with wooden boards, kicking her hard enough to break a rib.
Margarett A. Starkey
February 12, 2002
People
February 12, 2002
 Barbara Bush goes Rio  Lifetime not over  Beyond the music  Tights don’t make hero
Muniz loves rubbing elbows with Britney, going to Emmys
February 12, 2002
It’s hard to feel sorry for Frankie Muniz. The 16-year-old actor has his own Fox television series (“Malcolm in the Middle”), is the star of a new movie comedy (“Big Fat Liar”) and just bought himself a $100,000 souped-up Volkswagen Jetta featured in the hit film “The Fast and the Furious.”
s first participant in Winter Games undaunted
February 12, 2002
He fell early and lost his sunglasses, then got cramps and nearly threw up before pulling out less than halfway through the 30-kilometer cross-country ski race. Undaunted, Drexel engineering professor Prawat Nagvajara will give it another go next week.
s daughter makes a name for herself
February 12, 2002
“Following my father’s footsteps wasn’t easy,” Amy Redford said as she sipped a cup of decaf cappuccino in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse. “It’s really asking for a very particular kind of scrutiny.”
s fall forces chain to reassess
February 12, 2002
Shannon Hartnett used to shop at the Gap at least once a month, figuring it was a pretty reliable stop for basic turtlenecks, T-shirts and a good looking pair of jeans. Until two years ago, that is, when the jeans became too low-slung for her taste and the sweaters, cropped to expose the midriff, started appearing in “hideous colors.”
February 12, 2002
It’s almost a cliche when a star complains about being a celebrity. But you get a sense that Jewel is genuine when she talks about her disdain for the fame game, even if her attitude is a bit contradictory.
6Sports Video Reports: KU battles Texas into overtime
February 12, 2002
Kirk Hinrich and Drew Gooden looked like the best players in the conference during a hard game. The team played nearly perfectly in overtime.
Budget shortfall means cuts for Kansas school districts
February 12, 2002
By Rebekah Zemansky When buying a car, it is necessary to make decisions about what features it will include. Everyone wants a car that will provide necessary and basic transportation. But each buyer will have different priorities, both about the basics and the extras.
leads Academy Award nominations with 13
February 12, 2002
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” led the Academy Award field Tuesday with 13 nominations _ best picture, director and supporting actor among them.
Sale of Red Sox, Expos expected to be accepted today via conference call
February 12, 2002
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called off an owners’ meeting set to approve the sales of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos and instead scheduled a telephone conference call for today’s vote.
State trooper, girlfriend shot in domestic dispute
February 12, 2002
A man with a rifle killed his girlfriend and a state trooper Monday, then shot himself to death. Trooper Lawrence Gleason went to the home of Amanda Olcott after she called police and said her ex-boyfriend had threatened her with a knife, police said.
Sound off
February 12, 2002
How many watts should my emergency generator produce to run a 20-cubic-foot freezer, a refrigerator, two 75-watt lights and a TV? Selecting the right size generator is a bit tricky, said Neil McCullough, owner of Fleetwood Mower and Rental, 710 W. Sixth St.
discovered at college
February 12, 2002
As many as 30 students may have been involved in academic dishonesty during finals week of the fall term at Barton County Community College, officials at the two-year school said. That number includes seven students caught cheating on finals, school president Veldon Law said, and a case in which none of the 16 students in a government class spoke up when their instructor mistakenly handed out a copy of the final exam.
Chinese New Year brings hopes to Chinatown
February 12, 2002
Chinatown is hoping the arrival of the Chinese New Year today will bring a change of fortune to the neighborhood, which is suffering financially because of the World Trade Center attack.
Campaign finance reform faces showdown in House
February 12, 2002
A resurgent coalition of Democrats and renegade Republicans, energized by the Enron scandal, is making a final push this week for House passage of the broadest overhaul of the nation’s campaign laws in a quarter-century.
s abduction
February 12, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 9:57 a.m.) The chief suspect in the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was arrested Tuesday, and an official close to the investigation said the suspect told police Pearl was alive.
Downhill skier still draws crowd, interest
February 12, 2002
Of all Picabo Street’s career incarnations as a skier  mouthy rookie; team diva and Olympic medalist; now wiser, kinder veteran  she begins a new role today: departing legend.
David McCullough, others to be first presenters this fall at the Dole Institute of Politics
February 12, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Richard Norton Smith relied on his connections as a TV analyst to lure three nationally known presidential historians to Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics. Smith announced Monday that Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss and David McCullough will serve as the speakers for the institute’s first Presidential Lecture Series.
FBI issues new terrorist alert
February 12, 2002
The FBI rushed Monday night to issue its most specific terrorist alert since Sept. 11, warning that a Yemeni man and more than a dozen associates may be planning attacks in the United States or against U.S. targets in Yemen as early as today.
s tragedies shake confidence in government
February 12, 2002
When a series of explosions at an army munitions depot sent huge fireballs into the sky over the sprawling metropolis of Lagos, both Nigeria  and its government  were deeply shaken.
Official hears mixed comments on demolition of houses
February 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Whether they are rat traps or historical gems, the fate of some homes that Kansas University wants to demolish on the 1300 block of Ohio Street now lies with one man: Ramon Powers.
John W. Hamilton Jr.
February 12, 2002
Five adults charged with toddler’s death, neglect of 12 others
February 12, 2002
A man and four women who shared a home with their 13 children were charged with murder and child neglect Monday in the death of one toddler and the malnourishment of the 12 other youngsters.
A society of victims
February 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The “dueling poor boys,” Byrd and O’Neill, show clearly the growing penchant to be considered “victims.” Another classic example of how so many people these days pursue and encourage images of victimhood was provided by a USA Today story with an ever-so-appropriate headline: “Dueling poor boys: Senator, Treasury chief debate origins.”
Jail phones blamed for billing errors
Inmates rack up collect calls charged to outside lines
February 12, 2002
Authorities have solved a telephone mystery at the Sedgwick County Jail, and theft charges could follow. In late January, about two dozen people reported being billed as much as $164 for collect calls from the jail calls they did not accept.
Malcolm’s in the middle of a big movie
Muniz loves rubbing elbows with Britney, going to Emmys
February 12, 2002
It’s hard to feel sorry for Frankie Muniz. The 16-year-old actor has his own Fox television series (“Malcolm in the Middle”), is the star of a new movie comedy (“Big Fat Liar”) and just bought himself a $100,000 souped-up Volkswagen Jetta featured in the hit film “The Fast and the Furious.”
Thai: ‘I’ll finish this for sure’
Thailand’s first participant in Winter Games undaunted
February 12, 2002
He fell early and lost his sunglasses, then got cramps and nearly threw up before pulling out less than halfway through the 30-kilometer cross-country ski race. Undaunted, Drexel engineering professor Prawat Nagvajara will give it another go next week.
NBC faking studio fire
February 12, 2002
This Olympic flame is a fake. Peer past daytime host Hannah Storm or prime-time host Bob Costas during NBC’s coverage of the Salt Lake City Games, and there’s no way to miss the fireplace on the well-manicured set.
Ohio St. stalemate reviewed
Official hears mixed comments on demolition of houses
February 12, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Whether they are rat traps or historical gems, the fate of some homes that Kansas University wants to demolish on the 1300 block of Ohio Street now lies with one man: Ramon Powers.
Local Briefs
February 12, 2002
Federal aid still available Federal disaster aid is still available to help people and businesses recover from the ice storm, and officials from Federal Emergency Management Agency are urging people to call to see if they qualify for a grant. “There are grants available to pay for temporary housing, emergency repair and other serious disaster-related expenses,” said Art Navarro, a FEMA public affairs officer. For small business owners, low-interest loans also are available from the Small Business Administration, which will cover residential and business losses not fully covered by insurance. So far, 14 people from Douglas County have called, including eight from Lawrence, three from Eudora and three from Baldwin. Above, Glen Rossman, Lawrence, surveys the smashed rear window on his 1999 Ford Taurus after a tree branch fell on it. To see whether you qualify for a grant, call FEMA between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at (800) 621-FEMA, or for the hearing impaired, (800) 462-7585. _________________________________ Investigation: Fire damages vacant house A homeless person might be to blame for a fire that heavily damaged a vacant North Lawrence house Sunday night, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials said. Shortly after 11 p.m. a passerby used a cell phone to report the fire at 1541 N. Third St., Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. The first firefighters to arrive reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the house. Fire investigators found evidence of candles and a mattress in a second-floor bedroom where they believe the fire started. No one was in the house at the time of the fire. The fire was extinguished after about 40 minutes, Bradford said. Fire & Medical on Monday was trying to determine who owned the property. _________________________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 13 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 Thursday. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 13) What colleges did Langston Hughes attend? Answer to Monday’s question: He was not allowed to practice law in the United States because he was black. _________________________________ Kansas university: Researchers seek subjects for children’s autism study Kansas University researchers are seeking autistic children to serve as subjects in an upcoming study about communication. The researchers, from KU’s Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, will compare two strategies used to teach communication skills. They need children between the ages of 18 months and 36 months to participate in the three-week study. For more information, contact Lindsay Randle or Jane Wegner at 864-4960. _________________________________ Construction: Eudora bridge project begins Work to shore up the Kansas River bridge at Eudora has begun, but the construction is not expected to affect traffic on County Road 1061. Douglas County Public Works Director Keith Browning said crews with Big River Construction of Nebraska City, Neb., began work on the project Friday. The first phase of the project, to be completed by April 1, will build two “l-head” dikes to protect the riverbank from further erosion, which over time could weaken the bridge. The second phase of the project, to begin next winter, would build three more dikes. In total, the two phases are expected to cost $2 million, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers paying for 50 percent of the project. Douglas County will pay for 60 percent of the remaining local costs, while neighboring Leavenworth County will pay for the remaining 40 percent.
Senate committee backs redistricting proposal
February 12, 2002
After weeks of deadlock, a committee on Monday swiftly endorsed a proposed new state Senate map that places two northwest Kansas incumbents in one district. The Senate Reapportionment Committee took less than five minutes to approve the map revising the 40 districts’ boundaries and send it to the full Senate.
Area Girls: Sheffield paces OHS past Ward
Ottawa senior scores 19 in win
February 12, 2002
Ottawa High senior Katie Sheffield broke out of her scoreless slump with 19 points in a 69-59 girls basketball victory over Kansas City Ward on Monday in the OHS gym. Sheffield, who hadn’t scored in Ottawa’s past two games, hit four three-pointers and also dished nine assists.
Robert Garner
February 12, 2002
Lord of the Rings’ leads Academy Award nominations with 13
February 12, 2002
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” led the Academy Award field Tuesday with 13 nominations _ best picture, director and supporting actor among them.
CIA operated pilotless spy planes over Afghanistan
February 12, 2002
The CIA secretly operated pilotless spy planes over Afghanistan well before the U.S. military arrived last October to intensify the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Decision a gamble in election year
February 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ rejection of a takeover of the state’s largest insurance company will keep $320 million out of the pockets of tens of thousands of Kansans.
Anthem denial is first in U.S.
February 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Saying it would have cost the state too much, Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius on Monday rejected an Indiana company’s bid to gobble up the biggest health insurer in Kansas.
Kansas-Texas battle big boost for Big 12
February 12, 2002
By Chuck Woodling All I could see of Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg was the back of his head. Not that it mattered. I knew the commish, sitting in the media row in front of me at the Erwin Center, was smiling.
Choosing a bottle of wine is a matter of taste
February 12, 2002
By Karen Palermo Dan Blomgren’s personal cellar is stocked with more than 2,000 bottles of wine. He has thousands more in the racks and cases at his Cork & Barrel stores in Lawrence. Yes, he’s a wine expert. But no, he can’t read your palate.
s role in fatal accident
February 12, 2002
By Mike Belt It’s been more than a year since Sean Scott, then 16, spent time drinking at a Lawrence bar and a Kansas University fraternity, and then killed a woman while driving drunk. Monday a lawsuit was filed in Douglas County District Court alleging negligence on the part of KU and the local chapter and national organization of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity for allowing the underage Shawnee boy to drink alcohol.
Public offers feedback on floodplain regulations
February 12, 2002
By Joel Mathis A planning commission subcommittee on Monday heard a host of suggested revisions to proposed floodplain-development regulations. On Wednesday morning, the subcommittee will decide whether to move forward with the proposal  or whether to send it back to planners to incorporate those changes.
Afghan civilian toll difficult to calculate
February 12, 2002
The cemetery is little more than a scattering of stones across a dusty hillside. A few tattered green flags flutter in the winter wind, marking the resting place of casualties of war.
6News Video Reports: The fate of three homes are down to a single man’s decision
February 12, 2002
The State Historic Preservation Officer has heard all sides on the debate whether certain homes on Ohio Street will be demolished or preserved.
6News Video Reports: Insurance Commissioner denies Blue Cross merger
February 12, 2002
Katherine Sebelius’ decision dashes Blue Cross’ hopes. She says she wanted to protect small businesses, but not all business owners agree.
Horoscopes
February 12, 2002
For Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, those with birthdays today: You choose a new direction or do something quite out of the ordinary, even for you. Unusual creativity blesses you. Don’t be negative, but rather look at your gifts. Women might rethink careers and relationships. New beginnings remain a strong possibility. If single, your status could change. You are likely to meet someone very special. Curb a tendency to be one-sided or to look at issues only from your perspective. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Park City is Mardi Gras on ice, with more cops
February 12, 2002
This historic silver mining town’s Main Street resembles Mardi Gras on snow. With extra cops. “Can I look inside your bag?” the police officer in a bright yellow ski jacket asked politely.
Briefly
February 12, 2002
Paris: Suspect in French custody claims he met terrorists Jordan: U.S.-born terrorist sentenced to death SEATTLE: Shipyard worker found guilty of killing 2, wounding 2 Colombia: Rebel mortar hits army barracks, killing 10 soldiers
Area Briefs
February 12, 2002
KU German center celebrates 10 years at Sudler House Area Agency on Aging seeks proposals to receive grants Wakarusa Valley chess team takes first at tournament Jock’s Nitch staff discovers apparent attempted burglary Three suspects arrested on suspicion of drug activity Transient found unconscious wasn’t victim of a crime
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 12, 2002
On Feb. 12, 1902, the Lawrence Journal wrote, “The Journal announced immediately after the Maine was blown up that the incident would not be closed until Cuba was a part of the United States. It has never retracted that assertion, and has never wavered in its idea that annexation was the best thing for both countries, and the only logical end to the struggle for the absolute freedom of Cuba. Cuba will be free in name only until it is part of the United States.”
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 12, 2002
Nation Briefs
February 12, 2002
Pennsylvania: Archives staffer charged with theft WASHINGTON, D.C.: Survey finds use of Ecstasy rising New York City: University official quits amid reports of affair
Deluded liberals
February 12, 2002
Japan last industrialized nation to formally recognize spousal abuse with laws
February 12, 2002
Kimiko tells her story with calm detachment. How her husband beat her dozens of times during their 32 years together, raining blows down on her face, thighs and stomach, pounding her back with wooden boards, kicking her hard enough to break a rib.
KU baseball slated to open season today
February 12, 2002
Kansas University’s baseball team will open its season against NAIA opponent Ottawa today at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks will start senior right-hander Dan Olson, who is healthy after undergoing arm surgery last summer. He went 1-3 last year in seven appearances.
s Boschee not slowed by thumb
February 12, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee felt no pain on Monday night. “My shot felt extremely good. There was a lot of adrenaline running through my body. My thumb didn’t hurt the whole game,” Boschee said after sinking six threes, including two in overtime, in Kansas’ 110-103 victory over Texas at Erwin Center.
Drama in the rink continues
February 12, 2002
NBC goes for the ratings gold tonight with continuing Olympic coverage (7 p.m.). Two of the world’s top skaters are expected to square off in the Men’s Short program. Russia’s Yevgeny Plushenko reigns as the 2001 World and European champion.
Inmates rack up collect calls charged to outside lines
February 12, 2002
Authorities have solved a telephone mystery at the Sedgwick County Jail, and theft charges could follow. In late January, about two dozen people reported being billed as much as $164 for collect calls from the jail  calls they did not accept.
Fund raising under way in KC for WWI museum
February 12, 2002
Raising the last $15 million for restoration and an expanded museum at the nation’s largest World War I memorial falls to a restaurateur and a retired U.S. Army general. Carl DiCapo and Neal Creighton surveyed their new offices Friday in the basement of Kansas City’s Union Station, across the street from the Liberty Memorial.
GOP back to deficit budgets
February 12, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Until 1980 it was a given that Republicans were the fiscally fastidious party and the Democrats needed a trained nurse to keep them from borrowing irresponsibly and spending the nation silly.
Swimming in e-mail spam
February 12, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I arrive at my office, uncap my coffee, unwrap my bagel, open my e-mail and face the first searing public policy question of the day: “Do you want to watch teens make their first porn video?”
Nation Briefs
February 12, 2002
 Pennsylvania: Archives staffer charged with theft  WASHINGTON, D.C.: Survey finds use of Ecstasy rising  New York City: University official quits amid reports of affair
Arafat not thinking about peace
February 12, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Surely by now it’s abundantly clear to anyone not suffering from acute denial or committed to the destruction of Israel that Yasser Arafat has no intention of making peace. Neither can he be persuaded to stop the terrorist acts committed by Palestinians.
India, Pakistan not ready for summit progress
February 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Toss a question at Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s dignified-to-somnolent prime minister, and it hangs aloft for an eternity as he dismantles each dependent clause and inspects each adverb for danger or slight.
Sarah Silverman tries Fox sitcom about television
February 12, 2002
If she weren’t acting or telling jokes, comic Sarah Silverman would be playing with monkeys. “I wouldn’t want to be like Dian Fossey (author of ‘Gorillas in the Mist’) and live in the jungle with them, because I need plumbing, but if I weren’t in show business, I’d work with monkeys,” Silverman says. “I feel like I am part simian.”
s death, neglect of 12 others
February 12, 2002
A man and four women who shared a home with their 13 children were charged with murder and child neglect Monday in the death of one toddler and the malnourishment of the 12 other youngsters.
t hurt rural Salvation Army returns
February 12, 2002
The generosity Kansans demonstrated in giving to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks made the Salvation Army concerned that nothing would be left for the charity’s services in rural areas.
County to discuss 5-acre exemption
February 12, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners will have a joint meeting with planning commissioners Wednesday to re-open the debate about the future of the 5-acre exemption. Commissioners will discuss the land-use issue with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission at the county’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Commodities
February 12, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.05. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.05. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.05. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.07. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.10. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.10.
Re-created Lindbergh flight to air on History Channel
February 12, 2002
Give the History Channel credit for one of the more unusual ideas in recent TV annals: The network will restage the most famous plane flight in history with the grandson of the most famous aviator at the controls.
NBC faking studio fire
February 12, 2002
This Olympic flame is a fake. Peer past daytime host Hannah Storm or prime-time host Bob Costas during NBC’s coverage of the Salt Lake City Games, and there’s no way to miss the fireplace on the well-manicured set.
Bargain hunters boost markets
February 12, 2002
Wall Street’s cheaper prices lured buyers Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up by triple digits for the second straight session. But the gains came on light volume, indicating that many investors sat out the rally, still nervous about the economy and corporate bookkeeping.
s downhill delayed
February 12, 2002
Fans waiting for the start of the women’s downhill on Monday waited patiently at the base of the Wildflower course. Some sang songs, while others watched the men’s snowboard competition on the Jumbotron.
Dylan influence Dave Van Ronk dies at age 65
February 12, 2002
Dave Van Ronk, a New York-born guitarist and singer who was at the forefront of the Greenwich Village folk boom, has died following treatment for colon cancer. He was 65. Van Ronk died Sunday of cardio-pulmonary failure at New York University Medical Center, said Mitch Greenhill, his longtime manager. He was diagnosed with cancer last fall.
s new pop idol
February 12, 2002
Britain’s latest pop idol has never made a video and has yet to release a record. But 23-year-old Will Young is the latest object of Britain’s love affair with manufactured pop.
pokes fun at stars
February 12, 2002
Stan Ridgway is probably the closest thing we have to Frank Zappa in the 21st century. Like the late Zappa, Ridgway spins fascinating tales about kooks, misfits and people with skewed ideas about life. And, also like Zappa, his lyrics are strongly laced with offbeat, very dark humor.
February 12, 2002
It was the telegraph that killed the Pony Express, but it’s the Internet that keeps its spirit alive today. Winter Olympic fans arriving here to attend Nordic skiing events can’t escape the “Western Experience” as they make the short hike from the herd of shuttle buses at the transit center into the dramatic cross country stadium in the shadow of 11,470-foot Mount Timpanogos.
Margarett A. Starkey
February 12, 2002
Memorial services are pending for Margarett A. Starkey, 75, Lawrence, and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Starkey died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
FDA probes whether anti-anxiety herb dangerous to health
February 12, 2002
A 45-year-old woman became jaundiced and then, in just months, became so ill she needed a liver transplant. Her doctor suspects the herbal supplement kava. European health officials report 25 similar cases of liver toxicity, and some countries are barring kava sales.
Bennett services
February 12, 2002
Services for David E. Bennett, 67, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Bennett died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at his home.
maybe
February 12, 2002
Ask coach Ben Smith who will start in goal for the U.S. women’s hockey team, and he’s likely to reply, “Who started last game?” Ask who would start in a potential gold medal matchup with Canada, and his response is the same  for now.
Bin Laden moves across Afghan-Pakistani border, says minister
February 12, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:21 a.m.) Osama bin Laden is alive and on the move in the Afghan-Pakistani border region under the protection of the Pakistani intelligence service, Afghanistan’s interior minister was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Kaws drop KVL thriller, 64-60
February 12, 2002
Kansas City Piper outscored Perry-Lecompton 9-5 in overtime to escape with a 64-60 overtime Kaw Valley League boys basketball victory on Monday. Perry’s Aaron Swaggerty hit a three-pointer at the regulation buzzer to force overtime, but Piper controlled the extra period.
Eudora done in at free-throw line in 59-52 loss
February 12, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Free-throw shooting once again became the Achilles’ heel of Eudora High’s boys basketball team in a 59-52 loss to Osawatomie on Monday night at EHS.
Free State escapes, 59-54
February 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner was peeved. Even with his team leading with less than two minutes left in Monday’s game against Shawnee Mission South at FSHS, Schreiner was beside himself.
CIA operated pilotless spy planes over Afghanistan
February 12, 2002
The CIA secretly operated pilotless spy planes over Afghanistan well before the U.S. military arrived last October to intensify the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Your Money: Choosing the right wine can be difficult
February 12, 2002
It’s important to know the uses for wine, and what makes a certain kind more desirable than another.
s decision
February 12, 2002
The State Historic Preservation Officer has heard all sides on the debate whether certain homes on Ohio Street will be demolished or preserved.
gets big thumbs-down in movie dishonors
February 12, 2002
Tom Green got fingered by the Razzies, a movie-award spoof that singled out his “Freddy Got Fingered” with a leading eight nominations, including worst picture of last year. Joining Green’s tacky comedy in the worst-picture category were Sylvester Stallone’s racing flick “Driven,” Mariah Carey’s pop-star bomb “Glitter,” the war epic “Pearl Harbor” and Kevin Costner’s Elvis-impersonator heist thriller “3000 Miles to Graceland.”
Some Kansans remain without power as storm cleanup continues
February 12, 2002
Nearly two weeks after a snow and ice storm knocked out power to 435,000 Kansans, 1,320 people were still waiting for the electricity to come back on, the adjutant general’s office said Monday.
Israel launches new air attack on Gaza City
February 12, 2002
Israel unleashed another airstrike on Palestinian offices in Gaza City on Monday, while the defense minister declared that Palestinian militants had raised the stakes in the Mideast conflict by firing new, longer-range rockets.
U.S. wants to replace Argenbright at all airports
February 12, 2002
The government is trying to put troubled Argenbright Security Inc. out of the security business at U.S. airports. The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking bids from other security companies to take over Argenbright’s airline security operations. Argenbright has 40 percent of the market.
s Heathrow airport
February 12, 2002
Robbers held up a security van at Heathrow Airport on Monday and escaped with $6.5 million in a variety of currencies that had just arrived from Bahrain, police said. Police said the driver of the van was attacked by at least two men at the airport’s Terminal 4 at about 6:30 a.m.
Lawmakers realizing need for both cuts, tax boosts
February 12, 2002
Agreement seems to be growing among legislative leaders that both cuts in some programs and significant tax increases are necessary to balance the state budget. “We don’t have any good alternatives,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing. “This year is a selection among bad alternatives.”
White House weighs in on redrawing of Kansas congressional districts
February 12, 2002
With the partisan margin in Congress about as tight as it can be between Republicans and Democrats, the Bush administration apparently is taking no chances with Kansas congressional redistricting.
Senate committee backs redistricting proposal
February 12, 2002
After weeks of deadlock, a committee on Monday swiftly endorsed a proposed new state Senate map that places two northwest Kansas incumbents in one district. The Senate Reapportionment Committee took less than five minutes to approve the map revising the 40 districts’ boundaries and send it to the full Senate.
On the street
February 12, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library To what movie would you give Best Picture honors?
Graduates treated to party, prizes
February 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence’s graduating seniors will have an opportunity to win cold cash and hot prizes at Project Graduation 2002. Free State High School, Lawrence High School and Lawrence Alternative High School students are invited to follow the May graduation programs with a five-hour, free-admission, no-alcohol celebration at The Granada, 1020 Mass.
Ann Goodwin
February 12, 2002
Services for Ann Goodwin, 78, Lawrence, were Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Goodwin died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her home.
Guard also fined, given 100 hours community service
February 12, 2002
Utah Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson was sentenced to two years probation Monday for having sex with a minor. Stevenson was not present for the hearing, but his lawyer, Roger Litman, pleaded no contest on his behalf to charges that Stevenson, 20, had sex with a 14-year-old girl.
No immunity expected in exchange for Lay’s testimony
February 12, 2002
Today, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay will become the sixth person to cite the Fifth Amendment and decline to testify in Congress’ inquiry. For now, lawmakers reject the idea of offering immunity from prosecution to get them talking.