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Attackers fire on Kandahar airport
February 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:39 p.m.) Attackers opened fire late Wednesday on U.S. positions alongside the American base at Kandahar airport, the Army said. There were no U.S. casualties in that attack, but in a separate incident at the base, a U.S. soldier was crushed to death by falling equipment.
Bush ‘serious’ of using option of force to oust Saddam
February 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:40 a.m.) President Bush on Wednesday left open the option of a military attack on Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein. Bush said the Iraqi president “needs to understand I am serious.”
Pakistani president thinks kidnapped reporter still alive
February 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:29 a.m.) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, meeting with President Bush, said Wednesday he’s “reasonably sure” that kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is alive. Musharraf suggested the kidnapping may have been in response to his own crackdown on Islamic militants.
Lindh pleads innocent to charges
Both sides seek to delay trial until mid-November
February 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.) John Walker Lindh pleaded innocent Wednesday to a 10-count federal indictment that charged him with conspiring to kill Americans while a Taliban soldier, and aiding Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network.
Speedskater bares all
February 13, 2002
The first Olympians in ancient Greece took it all off. Some skaters and skiers in the frigid Winter Games are following suit. Before the Summer Olympics, dozens of athletes posed bare. Now Winter Olympians are also dropping layers.
Robert Finley Frakes
February 13, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Â Services for Robert Finley Frakes, 84, of Kansas City, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Mr. Frakes died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at his home.
Robert E. Branson
February 13, 2002
On the record
February 13, 2002
On the record
February 13, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 13, 2002
Mag fan
February 13, 2002
To the editor: I just recently learned of your decision to stop publishing The Mag. What where you thinking?! Do you honestly believe that there’s too much competition from The Pitch? If you hadn’t noticed, The Pitch stinks, and it will continue to stink as long as it’s produced from its corporate office. The Mag had become what The Pitch used to be before it went corporate; a local arts and music paper. Actually, I liked The Mag better than anything I’ve read for arts and music; it was really hip, stylish and fun to read. I can’t believe that if The Pitch can sustain itself through ad revenue alone, that The Mag couldn’t do the same or better if given a chance.
Lola Broils
February 13, 2002
Junction City  Services for Lola Broils, 88, Junction City, will be at 11 a.m. today at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Junction City. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove. Mrs. Broils died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital, Overland Park.
Local briefs
February 13, 2002
Health: KU professor recovering from bacterial meningitis The Kansas University professor diagnosed with meningitis last week has been released from the hospital. Steven White, associate professor of education, was released Saturday from Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was diagnosed Feb. 4 with bacterial meningitis, a potentially deadly infection of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Medical officials said because he was diagnosed early in his illness, he should expect a full recovery. Most of the 25 students White met with during his infection took preventative antibiotics. Because of KU snow days, the number of students exposed was reduced. No other cases of the illness have been reported. _____________________________________ Accident: Driver dies in collision after running stop sign An 84-year-old Everest man died Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident in northern Jefferson County. About 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Bruce H. Chilson was southbound in a 1992 Toyota pickup on Effingham Road several miles northeast of Valley Falls, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Chilson failed to stop at a stop sign and entered Kansas Highway 4, where he was struck by a westbound 1985 Ford pickup driven by 21-year-old David M. Livington of Topeka, the patrol said. Chilson died later at an Atchison hospital, the patrol said. Livington was not injured. _____________________________________ Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 14 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. 14) What was the title of Langston Hughes’ first book? Answer to Tuesday’s question: Columbia University for one year and Lincoln University, where he earned his degree. _____________________________________ Collection: City sets deadline for storm limb pickup The city is setting Tuesday as the last day for curbside pickup of limbs and branches downed by the severe ice storm earlier this month. Crews began during the storm to remove trees that blocked streets and limbs hanging from trees. After the storm, they have removed branches from curbside at numerous locations throughout the city A crew from Topeka Parks and Recreation, as well as staffers from the city’s Street Division and other Parks and Recreation divisions, are assisting Lawrence Parks and Recreation forestry crews in the effort.
Madilyn Coy Barnett
February 13, 2002
Local briefs
February 13, 2002
 Health: KU professor recovering from bacterial meningitis The Kansas University professor diagnosed with meningitis last week has been released from the hospital. Steven White, associate professor of education, was released Saturday from Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was diagnosed Feb. 4 with bacterial meningitis, a potentially deadly infection of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Medical officials said because he was diagnosed early in his illness, he should expect a full recovery. Most of the 25 students White met with during his infection took preventative antibiotics. Because of KU snow days, the number of students exposed was reduced. No other cases of the illness have been reported. _____________________________________  Accident: Driver dies in collision after running stop sign An 84-year-old Everest man died Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident in northern Jefferson County. About 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Bruce H. Chilson was southbound in a 1992 Toyota pickup on Effingham Road several miles northeast of Valley Falls, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Chilson failed to stop at a stop sign and entered Kansas Highway 4, where he was struck by a westbound 1985 Ford pickup driven by 21-year-old David M. Livington of Topeka, the patrol said. Chilson died later at an Atchison hospital, the patrol said. Livington was not injured. _____________________________________  Brain Teaser: Hughes quiz, Day 14 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. 14) What was the title of Langston Hughes’ first book? Answer to Tuesday’s question: Columbia University for one year and Lincoln University, where he earned his degree. _____________________________________  Collection: City sets deadline for storm limb pickup The city is setting Tuesday as the last day for curbside pickup of limbs and branches downed by the severe ice storm earlier this month. Crews began during the storm to remove trees that blocked streets and limbs hanging from trees. After the storm, they have removed branches from curbside at numerous locations throughout the city A crew from Topeka Parks and Recreation, as well as staffers from the city’s Street Division and other Parks and Recreation divisions, are assisting Lawrence Parks and Recreation forestry crews in the effort.
City commission briefs
February 13, 2002
City manager’s report seeks to expand communication Mayor names task force for parking garage proposal
City commission briefs
February 13, 2002
 City manager’s report seeks to expand communication  Mayor names task force for parking garage proposal
Briefcase
February 13, 2002
 Tax boss leaving H&R Block  Agriculture: White wheat popularity grows among state farmers  Western Resources: KCC checking debt plans  Kansas: EDS gets Medicaid contract  Pharmaceuticals: ImClone rejects Bristol plan
Bennett services
February 13, 2002
Services for Dave A. Bennett, 67, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bennett died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at his home. He had lived in Lawrence since February 1970, moving from Chilocco, Okla.
Daily Ticker
February 13, 2002
Daily Ticker
February 13, 2002
Dow Industrials Â21.04, 9,863.74
Area briefs
February 13, 2002
Classes offered for earning amateur radio licenses Greek organizations give foster parents time to relax Medical center offers free cholesterol tests Hall Center lecture series to focus on human rights
Rigatoni ready in a flash
February 13, 2002
Italian ingredients lend their dash to this colorful and filling entree, which can be ready to eat in about 30 minutes. The recipe is among 230 in the cookbook “Pillsbury 30-Minute Meals” (Potter, 2001, $25.95).
For gardeners, even ice is nice
February 13, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger The slush and ice storm that recently heaped inconvenience upon northeast Kansas was not all bad. For people who were shut out of work and school or went without power for several days, this statement will be hard to swallow, but for people who grow stuff it will make perfect sense.
Class notes and quotes from Pachamama’s chef and owner
February 13, 2002
Chef Ken Baker offered these tidbits during his class at the Culinary Center of Kansas City.
Show & tell
Lawrence chef shares expertise with KC culinary center class
February 13, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The scents of garlic, ginger and red wine infused the air as Chef Ken Baker shared some of his favorite recipes with a group of about 20 men and women. “We’re going to do what I call comfort foods,” he said. “This is something close to my heart eating well and having friends over.”
Lions turn back SM West, 57-44
February 13, 2002
By Andy Samuelson The fourth quarter sure wasn’t pretty Tuesday night for Lawrence High’s girls’ basketball team. The Lions were outscored 17-9 and looked really out-of-sync late in their game with Shawnee Mission West at LHS.
Skating controversy brings calls for reform
February 13, 2002
Figure skating judges have drawn criticism for years, their whims and shenanigans raising questions about whether the sport even belongs in the Olympics. The latest flap sure isn’t going to help.
Business profile: Line-X of Lawrence Inc.
Lawrence couple sees growth in protecting truck beds
February 13, 2002
Company: Line-X of Lawrence, Inc., 2300 W. 31st St., Suite B. Owners: Randy Blecha, president; and Darla Blecha, vice president. They are married. Number of employees: Two. Years in business: The Blechas opened their shop in October.
Liberal wins fourth straight Pancake Day race
February 13, 2002
Physical-education teacher and track coach Melissa Hurla gave Liberal its fourth straight win in its annual International Pancake Race rivalry with Olney, England on Tuesday. Hurla, 31, ran the 415-yard course in 60.65 seconds, beating Olney’s time of 64 seconds by Juliet Minter.
Grandfather gets 21 months
Attorney: Traumatized veteran who held up bank needs family, not prison
February 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Lawrence grandfather who pleaded guilty in the Nov. 30, 2000, attempted robbery of Firstar Bank in Lawrence was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison. Paul David Lee is currently free on $50,000 bond but is scheduled to report to prison March 14 his 59th birthday.
Dog show breeds new fads, grooming-business owners say
February 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget About this time last year, a proliferation of small, white, fluffy pups began flooding local pet-grooming shops. A Bichon Frise had been named top dog at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and the breed’s popularity catapulted.
Bush seeks Iraqi’s ouster
Debate reportedly is over how, not whether, to get rid of Saddam
February 13, 2002
President Bush has decided to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power and ordered the CIA, the Pentagon and other agencies to devise a combination of military, diplomatic and covert steps to achieve that goal, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Area Boys Roundup: Perry-Lecompton edges Basehor, 63-59
February 13, 2002
One day after an overtime loss to Kansas City Piper, Perry-Lecompton had enough left to defeat Basehor-Linwood, 63-59, on Tuesday in Kaw Valley League boys basketball. “We were tired,” Perry coach Pat Hupfauf said.
FSHS girls tumble to Raiders
February 13, 2002
Lauren Wright improved upon her school single-game three-point goal record, but Free State couldn’t quite catch Shawnee Mission South. Wright, who twice before set the school record of five three-pointers, hit seven treys on Tuesday, but the Raiders held on for a 56-50 girls basketball victory over the Firebirds.
Democrat sacrifices spot for redistricting map plan
February 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In the political fight of the decade, Kansas Democrats are begging for mercy, and somehow Laura McClure, a Democratic legislator from western Kansas, is on the sacrificial altar.
Liberal arts dean’s finalists include familiar name
February 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials have narrowed the field to four finalists one of them a ranking member of the Kansas higher education establishment in the search for a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
District seeks input on pay-to-ride busing
February 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s the turn of parents of 10,000 Lawrence public school children to drive the debate about the proposed pay-to-ride bus system. One-page surveys on possible changes to the district’s bus operation were distributed to parents last week by mail or sent home with students. The district requested surveys be returned to respective schools by today.
Robert Finley Frakes
February 13, 2002
Chief kidnapping suspect arrested
February 13, 2002
Police arrested a British-born Islamic militant Tuesday they say masterminded the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl the biggest break yet in the quest to free him. An official close to the investigation said the suspect told police Pearl is alive.
Standoff ends peacefully at Connecticut university
February 13, 2002
A former student claiming to have a bomb held nearly two dozen students and an associate professor hostage Tuesday before releasing them unharmed, authorities said. Twenty-three people were in the religious studies classroom at Fairfield University when the suspect walked in, said Nancy Habetz, a spokeswoman for the Roman Catholic school in southwestern Connecticut
Musharraf to seek debt relief, mediation
Pakistan leader hopes to keep moderate course
February 13, 2002
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that India and Pakistan need outside mediation to help them break their dangerous deadlock over the disputed region of Kashmir.
KU event to join in national effort to examine war
Dialogue hopes to explore mix between religion, U.S. fight on terror
February 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney Thomas Heilke studies religion and politics. He’s especially interested in the ways people adjust their faith to fit their politics. Americans, he said, have been making a lot of spiritual adjustments in the wake of Sept. 11.
Enron money had broad reach
February 13, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Enron’s former CEO Jeffrey Skilling didn’t plead the Fifth, but he might as well have. Instead of shedding any light into Enron’s risky business practices, he talked as if he were a victim of an undeserved witchhunt.
Enron may spur legislation
February 13, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich The Enron debacle continues to fill the pages of newspapers around the country. Billions of dollars have been lost by investors. Senior managers appear before congressional committees and plead the Fifth Amendment.
A witch hunt?
February 13, 2002
Mag fan
February 13, 2002
Adoption need
February 13, 2002
Campaign finance vote too close to call
February 13, 2002
As the House opened debate Tuesday night on a bill to overhaul election finance laws, sponsors made a few modest concessions in hopes of luring the handful of wavering members whose votes today might assure the biggest changes in campaign rules since the 1970s.
Bush aims to curb drug use
February 13, 2002
President Bush set a goal Tuesday of cutting drug abuse by 25 percent in five years through greater efforts toward prevention, treatment of addicts and improved law enforcement.
Environmental group leads U.S. terrorists
February 13, 2002
A radical environmental group that has carried out 600 attacks since 1996 has become the largest and most active U.S.-based terrorist group, the FBI’s top domestic terrorism officer said Tuesday.
Mardi Gras celebration infused with patriotism
February 13, 2002
Mardi Gras revelers who filled the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter added a patriotic twist to the debauchery Tuesday, mixing red, white and blue with the traditional purple, green and gold of Carnival.
Life Star, city seek finish to helicopter station plans
February 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis City officials met Tuesday with the director of a Topeka-based air ambulance company to help complete long-anticipated plans to base the service in Lawrence on a half-time basis. “One way or another, we’ll make it happen,” said Greg Hildenbrand, director of Life Star air ambulance service.
NBC’s ‘Friends’ will be there for one more season
February 13, 2002
Television’s most popular show, the NBC comedy “Friends,” is coming back for a ninth and final season. The six actors who star in the show, NBC, Warner Brothers Television and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions signed a deal Monday to wrap up the series with a final, 24-episode season starting in the fall.
Wichita named worst city to be in a nursing home
February 13, 2002
Kansas officials are defending health care in Wichita after the city was named the nation’s worst place to be in a nursing home. The designation came from HealthGrades, an organization that reports on the quality of health-care facilities nationwide.
Scout crafts selected for Sept. 11 memorial
February 13, 2002
It began as a craft project to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Now the work by three Emporia Girl Scouts will go into the annals of history. Emporia Middle School students Sarah Richardson, 13, and Victoria Bond, 14, and Erin England, 13, who attends Chase County Middle School, were compelled to do something for those touched personally by the attacks.
CIA operation
February 13, 2002
To the editor: I appreciated Mr. Walker’s comments on the United States involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, but I would suggest that this involvement began somewhat earlier than 1967, the year he cites.
Friends and neighbors
February 13, 2002
Daniel Page, 2, attempts to explain to Santa Claus at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, what he wants for Christmas. Daniel is the son of Dan and Cindy Page, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Friends and neighbors
February 13, 2002
Skating controversy brings calls for reform
February 13, 2002
Figure skating judges have drawn criticism for years, their whims and shenanigans raising questions about whether the sport even belongs in the Olympics. The latest flap sure isn’t going to help.
KU baseball team opens with 10-6 win
February 13, 2002
By Levi Chronister Baty’s back. Second baseman Ryan Baty returned to action for the first time in more than a year with a 4-for-5 effort at the plate and led the Kansas baseball team to a 10-6 season-opening victory over Ottawa on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
HINU men win
February 13, 2002
Haskell’s men’s basketball team defeated Peru State, 65-64, on Tuesday at Coffin Complex. Leroy Silva scored 21 points with seven rebounds, while Andy Deal contributed 20. Peru State had a chance to win on the last possession, but HINU’s Roman Nose had a steal.
Peru State nips HINU
February 13, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University suffered its 10th consecutive loss on Tuesday, falling to Peru State, 61-56, at Coffin Complex. Melissa Mossett scored 16 points and Charlotte Salabiye scored 10 to pace HINU (6-21 overall, 0-10 in MCAC).
FSHS girls tumble to Raiders
February 13, 2002
Lauren Wright improved upon her school single-game three-point goal record, but Free State couldn’t quite catch Shawnee Mission South. Wright, who twice before set the school record of five three-pointers, hit seven treys on Tuesday, but the Raiders held on for a 56-50 girls basketball victory over the Firebirds.
s chef and owner
February 13, 2002
Chef Ken Baker offered these tidbits during his class at the Culinary Center of Kansas City.
Rigatoni ready in a flash
February 13, 2002
Italian ingredients lend their dash to this colorful and filling entree, which can be ready to eat in about 30 minutes. The recipe is among 230 in the cookbook “Pillsbury 30-Minute Meals” (Potter, 2001, $25.95).
s couples
February 13, 2002
Those looking for a last-minute Valentine’s gift idea  or simply a little romance  should watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Be My Valentine: A Romantic Dinner for Two.”
Scout crafts selected for Sept. 11 memorial
February 13, 2002
It began as a craft project to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Now the work by three Emporia Girl Scouts will go into the annals of history. Emporia Middle School students Sarah Richardson, 13, and Victoria Bond, 14, and Erin England, 13, who attends Chase County Middle School, were compelled to do something for those touched personally by the attacks.
Wichita named worst city to be in a nursing home
February 13, 2002
Kansas officials are defending health care in Wichita after the city was named the nation’s worst place to be in a nursing home. The designation came from HealthGrades, an organization that reports on the quality of health-care facilities nationwide.
Life Star, city seek finish to helicopter station plans
February 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis City officials met Tuesday with the director of a Topeka-based air ambulance company to help complete long-anticipated plans to base the service in Lawrence on a half-time basis. “One way or another, we’ll make it happen,” said Greg Hildenbrand, director of Life Star air ambulance service.
Mardi Gras celebration infused with patriotism
February 13, 2002
Mardi Gras revelers who filled the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter added a patriotic twist to the debauchery Tuesday, mixing red, white and blue with the traditional purple, green and gold of Carnival.
Environmental group leads U.S. terrorists
February 13, 2002
A radical environmental group that has carried out 600 attacks since 1996 has become the largest and most active U.S.-based terrorist group, the FBI’s top domestic terrorism officer said Tuesday.
Bush aims to curb drug use
February 13, 2002
President Bush set a goal Tuesday of cutting drug abuse by 25 percent in five years through greater efforts toward prevention, treatment of addicts and improved law enforcement.
Dialogue hopes to explore mix between religion, U.S. fight on terror
February 13, 2002
By Dave Ranney Thomas Heilke studies religion and politics. He’s especially interested in the ways people adjust their faith to fit their politics. Americans, he said, have been making a lot of spiritual adjustments in the wake of Sept. 11.
Rural greenhouse seeks permit
February 13, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:30 p.m. today  1100 Mass.
s finalists include familiar name
February 13, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University officials have narrowed the field to four finalists  one of them a ranking member of the Kansas higher education establishment  in the search for a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Lawrence couple sees growth in protecting truck beds
February 13, 2002
Company: Line-X of Lawrence, Inc., 2300 W. 31st St., Suite B. Owners: Randy Blecha, president; and Darla Blecha, vice president. They are married. Number of employees: Two. Years in business: The Blechas opened their shop in October.
will be there for one more season
February 13, 2002
Television’s most popular show, the NBC comedy “Friends,” is coming back for a ninth and final season. The six actors who star in the show, NBC, Warner Brothers Television and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions signed a deal Monday to wrap up the series with a final, 24-episode season starting in the fall.
Baseball gives OK to sale of Marlins to Montreal owner
February 13, 2002
In an unprecedented move, baseball owners unanimously approved the takeover of the Expos by the commissioner’s office and the sale of the Florida Marlins to Montreal’s current owner.
Speedskater bares all
February 13, 2002
The first Olympians in ancient Greece took it all off. Some skaters and skiers in the frigid Winter Games are following suit. Before the Summer Olympics, dozens of athletes posed bare. Now Winter Olympians are also dropping layers.
Nebraska next for KU women
February 13, 2002
Kansas University’s struggling women’s basketball team will attempt to break its 12-game losing streak tonight against a team it hasn’t had much luck against lately. The Jayhawks (5-20 overall, 0-12 Big 12 Conference) will play host to Nebraska (13-11, 3-8).
Starkey services
February 13, 2002
Memorial services for Margarett A. Starkey, 75, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Starkey died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Doris Pauline Wiley
February 13, 2002
Tonganoxie  Services for Doris Pauline Wiley, 88, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Wiley died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Adoption need
February 13, 2002
To the editor: I fail to understand why so many Americans go overseas to adopt children. With more than 1,300 children in Kansas alone needing homes, many Americans still travel overseas to adopt.
Starkey services
February 13, 2002
FSHS parents meeting
February 13, 2002
A meeting for parents of prospective Free State High spring-sport student-athletes will be held at 5 p.m., Feb. 24, at the FSHS auditorium. Parents can meet coaches and learn about tryout procedures. Spring practices begin on Feb. 25.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks’ transition game taking on added dimension
February 13, 2002
James Sido reports on the Jayhawks’ fast break ability this season.
6Sports video report: Long break doesn’t hurt LHS girls
February 13, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS girls’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission West.
Laura Belle Adams
February 13, 2002
Services for Laura Belle Adams, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Hope Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Alterra Assisted Living, Lawrence. She had lived in Lawrence for the past two years, moving from Topeka, where she lived 63 years.
District seeks input on pay-to-ride busing
February 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s the turn of parents of 10,000 Lawrence public school children to drive the debate about the proposed pay-to-ride bus system. One-page surveys on possible changes to the district’s bus operation were distributed to parents last week by mail or sent home with students. The district requested surveys be returned to respective schools by today.
A witch hunt?
February 13, 2002
To the editor: Mayor Mike Rundle said. “But he is not consistent. He has a history of being gruff, losing his temper.”
Country singer Waylon Jennings dead at 64
February 13, 2002
Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died Wednesday after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. Jennings spokeswoman Schatzie Hageman said Jennings died peacefully at his home in Arizona.
Moguls skier Mayer claims silver medal for U.S.
February 13, 2002
Officially, it’s the XIX Winter Games  which may be one X too many. Moguls skier Travis Mayer, sailing down the bumpy course on the last run of the day, grabbed a silver medal Tuesday in yet another of the X-Games crossover sports that the Americans have dominated at the Salt Lake City Olympics  six medals in all.
Area briefs
February 13, 2002
 Classes offered for earning amateur radio licenses  Greek organizations give foster parents time to relax  Medical center offers free cholesterol tests  Hall Center lecture series to focus on human rights
ROTC color guard suspended from KU games
February 13, 2002
For the first time all season, the ROTC color guard did not march onto the court for the national anthem at last Saturday’s Kansas -Texas Tech basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s game management staff of associate AD Richard Konzem and facilities directors Darren Cook and Brad Nachtigal suspended the group’s involvement at games until a time management problem could be resolved between the color guard and KU officials.
Hamilton services
February 13, 2002
Insurance move
February 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Time will tell whether Kansans will continue to be better served by an independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas than by a larger insurer. It is the job of the Kansas insurance commissioner to make decisions that are in the best interest of insurance consumers in the state.
Area Girls Roundup: Spring Hill pulls away from Baldwin
February 13, 2002
Baldwin High’s girls basketball team trailed by just one at halftime, but was outscored 17-6 in the third quarter of a 62-58 loss to Class 4A No. 1-ranked Spring Hill on Tuesday. The Bulldogs scored 26 fourth-quarter points lost for the first time in 10 games.
Olive oil a healthful choice
February 13, 2002
By Susan Krumm Is olive oil a good choice to use as a cooking oil? Yes. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids lower LDL cholesterol carriers, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, yet protect HDL cholesterol carriers that help remove excess cholesterol from the body.
Ag secretary hears packing industry concerns
February 13, 2002
Proposed restrictions on processors’ ability to control cattle and livestock supplies could have “disastrous” effects on the industry, packing plant operators told Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman.
s race gets complicated
February 13, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The pummeling of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, who is the front-runner in the March 5 Republican gubernatorial primary and is leading Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in the polls, began an hour before he stepped on stage to face his two opponents in Saturday’s Republican state convention debate here.
On the street
February 13, 2002
What is your ideal Valentine’s Day gift? Jordan Raye, Quail Run School student, Lawrence
of using option of force to oust Saddam
February 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:40 a.m.) President Bush on Wednesday left open the option of a military attack on Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein. Bush said the Iraqi president “needs to understand I am serious.”
Musser player of week
February 13, 2002
Kansas senior left fielder Christi Musser has been named Big 12 softball player of the week. Musser, a Scottsdale, Ariz., product, batted .545 with five RBIs and two home runs at the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Phoenix over the weekend.
t hurt LHS girls
February 13, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS girls’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission West.
Lawrence chef shares expertise with KC culinary center class
February 13, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The scents of garlic, ginger and red wine infused the air as Chef Ken Baker shared some of his favorite recipes with a group of about 20 men and women. “We’re going to do what I call comfort foods,” he said. “This is something close to my heart  eating well and having friends over.”
Lions turn back SM West, 57-44
February 13, 2002
By Andy Samuelson The fourth quarter sure wasn’t pretty Tuesday night for Lawrence High’s girls’ basketball team. The Lions were outscored 17-9 and looked really out-of-sync late in their game with Shawnee Mission West at LHS.
Country singer Waylon Jennings dead at 64
February 13, 2002
Waylon Jennings, who defined the outlaw movement in country music, died Wednesday after a long battle with diabetes-related health problems. He was 64. Jennings spokeswoman Schatzie Hageman said Jennings died peacefully at his home in Arizona.
Lawrence-Douglas County five-acre exemption rule
February 13, 2002
Here is the wording of the “five-acre exemption” rule in the city-county subdivision regulations.
6News video report: Budget cuts sure to be controversial
February 13, 2002
Tim Carpenter reports on proposed secondary school budget cuts.
ECO2 sales tax plan goes to Topeka
February 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Legislature will have its say on possible financing of ECO2’s efforts to buy industrial and open space land in Douglas County. House Bill 2828, introduced Monday by the Taxation Committee, would give the Douglas County Commission authority to conduct an election on a quarter-cent sales tax only to acquire and develop such land.
Pachamama’s recipe
February 13, 2002
Roasted Portobella And Carrot Tower With Ginger-Mushroom Soy-Mirin Essence Pickled Carrots Ginger-Mushroom Soy-Mirin Essence
If man were meant to fly, he would have wings
February 13, 2002
I came here to watch the men’s 90-meter ski jump, which gets its name from the fact that a sane person would have to drink a 90-meter-high glass of gin before he would even consider attempting this sport.
FitzRandolph mines gold
Moguls skier Mayer claims silver medal for U.S.
February 13, 2002
Officially, it’s the XIX Winter Games which may be one X too many. Moguls skier Travis Mayer, sailing down the bumpy course on the last run of the day, grabbed a silver medal Tuesday in yet another of the X-Games crossover sports that the Americans have dominated at the Salt Lake City Olympics six medals in all.
Traders lock in profits
February 13, 2002
Investors collected profits Tuesday on Wall Street, ever aware of the uncertain economy and questionable accounting and taking no chances after two days of sizable gains. The stock market’s slippage wasn’t surprising as buyers had been lured to stocks Friday and Monday by bargain prices, not a renewed faith in an economic turnaround.
Grounds of historic mansion to open up for special events
Owners of Ludington-Thacher Residence to lease site for wedding receptions
February 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The grounds of a historic Lawrence home may become the newest site for area newlyweds to celebrate their historic day. Terry and Elaine Riordan, owners of the Ludington-Thacher residence, 1613 Tenn., are making plans to use the grounds of their 133-year-old home to welcome weddings and other receptions during the summer months.
Area Girls Roundup: Spring Hill pulls away from Baldwin; Ottawa wins
February 13, 2002
Baldwin High’s girls basketball team trailed by just one at halftime, but was outscored 17-6 in the third quarter of a 62-58 loss to Class 4A No. 1-ranked Spring Hill on Tuesday. The Bulldogs scored 26 fourth-quarter points lost for the first time in 10 games.
Prosecutors begin to detail crimes charged to Milosevic
February 13, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic orchestrated the murders of thousands of people in a campaign of “medieval savagery” with the sole goal of satisfying his all-consuming thirst for power, a prosecutor said Tuesday, opening the former Yugoslav president’s trial for war crimes.
Senators chastise ex-Enron chief
Kenneth Lay again invokes Fifth Amendment before investigative committee
February 13, 2002
Vilified by lawmakers as a con man who betrayed Americans’ trust, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay expressed “profound sadness” Tuesday about the impact of Enron’s financial collapse on investors and employees but rejected pleas to testify about it.
Doris Pauline Wiley
February 13, 2002
Briefly
February 13, 2002
Tennessee: License examiner’s death before trial raises suspicions Miami: Flight passenger reportedly had ‘mental breakdown’ Kabul: Authorities negotiating surrender of Taliban leaders Gaza Strip: Palestinian areas seized
Lola Broils
February 13, 2002
Laura Belle Adams
February 13, 2002
County commission
Rural greenhouse seeks permit
February 13, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today 1100 Mass.
Peru State nips HINU
February 13, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University suffered its 10th consecutive loss on Tuesday, falling to Peru State, 61-56, at Coffin Complex. Melissa Mossett scored 16 points and Charlotte Salabiye scored 10 to pace HINU (6-21 overall, 0-10 in MCAC).
Takeover of Expos approved
Baseball gives OK to sale of Marlins to Montreal owner
February 13, 2002
In an unprecedented move, baseball owners unanimously approved the takeover of the Expos by the commissioner’s office and the sale of the Florida Marlins to Montreal’s current owner.
CIA operation
February 13, 2002
California governor’s race gets complicated
February 13, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The pummeling of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, who is the front-runner in the March 5 Republican gubernatorial primary and is leading Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in the polls, began an hour before he stepped on stage to face his two opponents in Saturday’s Republican state convention debate here.
Nation Briefs
February 13, 2002
Atlanta: U.S. birthrate increasing California: Victims inspect damage wrought by wildfire Virginia: Bill would give schools ‘In God We Trust’ signs Georgia: Fake cancer victim returns donations
Lawrence-Douglas County five-acre exemption rule
February 13, 2002
Here is the wording of the “five-acre exemption” rule in the city-county subdivision regulations.
If man were meant to fly, he would have wings
February 13, 2002
I came here to watch the men’s 90-meter ski jump, which gets its name from the fact that a sane person would have to drink a 90-meter-high glass of gin before he would even consider attempting this sport.
For gardeners, even ice is nice
February 13, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger The slush and ice storm that recently heaped inconvenience upon northeast Kansas was not all bad. For people who were shut out of work and school or went without power for several days, this statement will be hard to swallow, but for people who grow stuff it will make perfect sense.
Campaign finance vote too close to call
February 13, 2002
As the House opened debate Tuesday night on a bill to overhaul election finance laws, sponsors made a few modest concessions in hopes of luring the handful of wavering members whose votes today might assure the biggest changes in campaign rules since the 1970s.
Standoff ends peacefully at Connecticut university
February 13, 2002
A former student claiming to have a bomb held nearly two dozen students and an associate professor hostage Tuesday before releasing them unharmed, authorities said. Twenty-three people were in the religious studies classroom at Fairfield University when the suspect walked in, said Nancy Habetz, a spokeswoman for the Roman Catholic school in southwestern Connecticut
Democrat sacrifices spot for redistricting map plan
February 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild In the political fight of the decade, Kansas Democrats are begging for mercy, and somehow Laura McClure, a Democratic legislator from western Kansas, is on the sacrificial altar.
Dog show breeds new fads, grooming-business owners say
February 13, 2002
By Mindie Paget About this time last year, a proliferation of small, white, fluffy pups began flooding local pet-grooming shops. A Bichon Frise had been named top dog at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and the breed’s popularity catapulted.
Liberal wins fourth straight Pancake Day race
February 13, 2002
Physical-education teacher and track coach Melissa Hurla gave Liberal its fourth straight win in its annual International Pancake Race rivalry with Olney, England on Tuesday. Hurla, 31, ran the 415-yard course in 60.65 seconds, beating Olney’s time of 64 seconds by Juliet Minter.
Traders lock in profits
February 13, 2002
Investors collected profits Tuesday on Wall Street, ever aware of the uncertain economy and questionable accounting and taking no chances after two days of sizable gains. The stock market’s slippage wasn’t surprising as buyers had been lured to stocks Friday and Monday by bargain prices, not a renewed faith in an economic turnaround.
Commodities
February 13, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.09. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.09. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.09. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.11. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.14. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.14.
ECO2 sales tax plan goes to Topeka
February 13, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Legislature will have its say on possible financing of ECO2’s efforts to buy industrial and open space land in Douglas County. House Bill 2828, introduced Monday by the Taxation Committee, would give the Douglas County Commission authority to conduct an election on a quarter-cent sales tax only to acquire and develop such land.
Briefly
February 13, 2002
 Tennessee: License examiner’s death before trial raises suspicions  Miami: Flight passenger reportedly had ‘mental breakdown’  Kabul: Authorities negotiating surrender of Taliban leaders  Gaza Strip: Palestinian areas seized
Secondary school activities on block
February 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school district secondary principals Tuesday proposed more than $660,000 in budget cuts, including elimination of junior high school cheerleading, all sophomore sports and a counseling program targeting at-risk students.
Births
February 13, 2002
 Aaron and Tricia Quisenberry, DeSoto, a boy, Monday.  Sarah and John Rossillon, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
Sound off
February 13, 2002
As policyholders of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, do we have any rights regarding making public the information about how much money was spent on ads promoting the merger? Bob Hanson, a spokesman for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, says policyholders can elect boards of directors. It is up to the board to supervise the company’s staff, which administers advertising, he said. Blue Cross of Kansas and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which sought the merger, have refused to divulge how much they spent on a statewide television, newspaper and radio advertising blitz touting the proposed merger. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius rejected the merger on Monday.
6News video report: Budget cuts sure to be controversial
February 13, 2002
Tim Carpenter reports on proposed secondary school budget cuts.
Fat Tuesday celebration
February 13, 2002
Deciding whether to add more sequins or feathers, Jenn Whalen, a St. Louis senior at Kansas University, makes a mask in celebration of Mardi Gras at the Kansas Union. The Student Union Activities office sponsored the Fat Tuesday events, which included a tie-dye booth and free Mardi Gras beads.
Both sides seek to delay trial until mid-November
February 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.) John Walker Lindh pleaded innocent Wednesday to a 10-count federal indictment that charged him with conspiring to kill Americans while a Taliban soldier, and aiding Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network.
Pakistani president thinks kidnapped reporter still alive
February 13, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:29 a.m.) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, meeting with President Bush, said Wednesday he’s “reasonably sure” that kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is alive. Musharraf suggested the kidnapping may have been in response to his own crackdown on Islamic militants.
Garner services
February 13, 2002
McLouth  Graveside services for Robert Earl Garner Sr., 76, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McLouth Cemetery. Mr. Garner died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care Center, Oskaloosa. He had lived in Oskaloosa since 2000. He had also lived in Derby and Concordia.
Attorney: Traumatized veteran who held up bank needs family, not prison
February 13, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Lawrence grandfather who pleaded guilty in the Nov. 30, 2000, attempted robbery of Firstar Bank in Lawrence was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison. Paul David Lee is currently free on $50,000 bond but is scheduled to report to prison March 14 Â his 59th birthday.
Madilyn Coy Barnett
February 13, 2002
Shawnee  Services for Madilyn Coy Barnett, infant daughter of Jonathan and Coy Barnett, Basehor, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westside Family Church, Shawnee. Burial will be in Lenape Cemetery, Linwood. Madilyn died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Hamilton services
February 13, 2002
Memorial services for John W. Hamilton Jr., 70, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Hamilton was cremated. Mr. Hamilton died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Brighton Place North, Topeka.
Attackers fire on Kandahar airport
February 13, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 12:39 p.m.) Attackers opened fire late Wednesday on U.S. positions alongside the American base at Kandahar airport, the Army said. There were no U.S. casualties in that attack, but in a separate incident at the base, a U.S. soldier was crushed to death by falling equipment.
Headline News Lawrence - 6News video report
February 13, 2002
 Big budget cuts on the table for local junior highs  Long road ahead to ending state’s budget crisis
Nation Briefs
February 13, 2002
 Atlanta: U.S. birthrate increasing  California: Victims inspect damage wrought by wildfire  Virginia: Bill would give schools ‘In God We Trust’ signs  Georgia: Fake cancer victim returns donations
Area Boys Roundup: Perry-Lecompton edges Basehor, 63-59
February 13, 2002
One day after an overtime loss to Kansas City Piper, Perry-Lecompton had enough left to defeat Basehor-Linwood, 63-59, on Tuesday in Kaw Valley League boys basketball. “We were tired,” Perry coach Pat Hupfauf said.
transition game taking on added dimension
February 13, 2002
James Sido reports on the Jayhawks’ fast break ability this season.
Prosecutors begin to detail crimes charged to Milosevic
February 13, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic orchestrated the murders of thousands of people in a campaign of “medieval savagery” with the sole goal of satisfying his all-consuming thirst for power, a prosecutor said Tuesday, opening the former Yugoslav president’s trial for war crimes.
Jayhawks scoring at record-setting pace
February 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is scoring points at an unprecedented rate. The fastbreaking Jayhawks, 22-2 following Monday’s 110-103 overtime victory at Texas, lead the country in scoring at a school-record pace of 92.6 points per game. The old school standard is 92.1 ppg set by the 1989-90 team.
Chief kidnapping suspect arrested
February 13, 2002
Police arrested a British-born Islamic militant Tuesday they say masterminded the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl  the biggest break yet in the quest to free him. An official close to the investigation said the suspect told police Pearl is alive.
Garner services
February 13, 2002
Briefcase
February 13, 2002
Tax boss leaving H&R Block Agriculture: White wheat popularity grows among state farmers Western Resources: KCC checking debt plans Kansas: EDS gets Medicaid contract Pharmaceuticals: ImClone rejects Bristol plan
Rings’ goes for Oscar gold
Fantasy film leads Academy Award nominations with 13
February 13, 2002
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.
Ag secretary hears packing industry concerns
February 13, 2002
Proposed restrictions on processors’ ability to control cattle and livestock supplies could have “disastrous” effects on the industry, packing plant operators told Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman.
Wildcats cruise, 69-38, after holding Aggies to 13 points in first half
February 13, 2002
After last week’s poor defensive performance at Nebraska, Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge was intent on making a statement to his team. He gave the Wildcats a verbal ribbing after Saturday’s 99-82 loss and took away several privileges, including no pictures in the locker room and no chairs in the film room.
People
February 13, 2002
Bowie in charge of Meltdown Mailow scores an honor Spacey needs some space Mrs. Bush bites back
HINU men win
February 13, 2002
Haskell’s men’s basketball team defeated Peru State, 65-64, on Tuesday at Coffin Complex. Leroy Silva scored 21 points with seven rebounds, while Andy Deal contributed 20. Peru State had a chance to win on the last possession, but HINU’s Roman Nose had a steal.
Bennett services
February 13, 2002
Democrat proposes selective tax hikes
Strategy would raise $316 million, ensure funding for schools
February 13, 2002
A veteran House Democrat outlined a plan Tuesday to raise nearly $316 million to avert some budget cuts and provide extra money for public schools. Rep. Bill Reardon, the chamber’s longest-serving member, said his proposal would raise taxes for the wealthy while Gov. Bill Graves’ plan for $228 million in higher taxes and fees would hit poor Kansans the hardest.
Owners of Ludington-Thacher Residence to lease site for wedding receptions
February 13, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn The grounds of a historic Lawrence home may become the newest site for area newlyweds to celebrate their historic day. Terry and Elaine Riordan, owners of the Ludington-Thacher residence, 1613 Tenn., are making plans to use the grounds of their 133-year-old home to welcome weddings and other receptions during the summer months.
Combination party
February 13, 2002
Serving up cake during a combination birthday/ Valentine’s party at the Community Drop In Center, 214 W. 10th St., are Centennial School sixth-graders, from left, Bailey Carlson, Courtney Davidson and Molly Martin. Tuesday’s party was arranged by Centennial student Emily Lamb, who gives monthly birthday parties at the center for homeless people.
Horoscopes
February 13, 2002
For Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, those with birthdays today: Anything is possible, as long as you remain open. Your impulsiveness could cause problems, so check out each opportunity or happening. You’re unusually verbal, and others respond to your ideas. Use your creativity to enhance your opportunities rather than cause problems. Not everything needs to have a monetary value. If single, do not count on a relationship being long-term until you’re past the year mark. Anything can happen. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Olive oil a healthful choice
February 13, 2002
By Susan Krumm Is olive oil a good choice to use as a cooking oil? Yes. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids lower LDL cholesterol carriers, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, yet protect HDL cholesterol carriers that help remove excess cholesterol from the body.
Jayni’ caters to Valentine’s couples
February 13, 2002
Those looking for a last-minute Valentine’s gift idea or simply a little romance should watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Be My Valentine: A Romantic Dinner for Two.”
Principals outline cost-cutting ideas
Secondary school activities on block
February 13, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school district secondary principals Tuesday proposed more than $660,000 in budget cuts, including elimination of junior high school cheerleading, all sophomore sports and a counseling program targeting at-risk students.
Horoscopes
February 13, 2002
Big 12/Top 25 College Basketball: Kansas State stingy against A&M
Wildcats cruise, 69-38, after holding Aggies to 13 points in first half
February 13, 2002
After last week’s poor defensive performance at Nebraska, Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge was intent on making a statement to his team. He gave the Wildcats a verbal ribbing after Saturday’s 99-82 loss and took away several privileges, including no pictures in the locker room and no chairs in the film room.
Enron may spur legislation
February 13, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich The Enron debacle continues to fill the pages of newspapers around the country. Billions of dollars have been lost by investors. Senior managers appear before congressional committees and plead the Fifth Amendment.
Enron money had broad reach
February 13, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel Enron’s former CEO Jeffrey Skilling didn’t plead the Fifth, but he might as well have. Instead of shedding any light into Enron’s risky business practices, he talked as if he were a victim of an undeserved witchhunt.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 13, 2002
On Feb. 13, 1902, the Lawrence Journal continued its editorial fight with county commissioners about the courthouse location. The Journal did note that there was an another issue as well, writing, “The charge is made by the county board that the Journal is ‘sore’ because it didn’t get the county printing. It is. It has a right to be. And when the proper time comes, if there is any skin left on the two Jacks when the court house business has been thoroughly aired, the Journal promises to take a few shots at the two men who played the trick on the county printing matter at the same time, mind you, that they played the court house trick. The two Jacks needn’t worry about this matter until they get to it, or until it comes to them. They have enough to keep them awake nights now, and as soon as they begin to sleep a little, we will prod them up with county printing deal.”
Insurance move
February 13, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Time will tell whether Kansans will continue to be better served by an independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas than by a larger insurer. It is the job of the Kansas insurance commissioner to make decisions that are in the best interest of insurance consumers in the state.
s recipe
February 13, 2002
 Roasted Portobella And Carrot Tower With Ginger-Mushroom Soy-Mirin Essence  Pickled Carrots  Ginger-Mushroom Soy-Mirin Essence
Kenneth Lay again invokes Fifth Amendment before investigative committee
February 13, 2002
Vilified by lawmakers as a con man who betrayed Americans’ trust, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay expressed “profound sadness” Tuesday about the impact of Enron’s financial collapse on investors and employees but rejected pleas to testify about it.
Debate reportedly is over how, not whether, to get rid of Saddam
February 13, 2002
President Bush has decided to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power and ordered the CIA, the Pentagon and other agencies to devise a combination of military, diplomatic and covert steps to achieve that goal, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Missed court date results in arrest
February 13, 2002
A former Kansas University football player was arrested by KU Public Safety officers Monday on a warrant for failure to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court. Officers took Termaine Fulton, 23, who last fall was a fifth-year senior wide receiver, directly to court on the warrant.
Robert E. Branson
February 13, 2002
Wichita  Services for Robert E. Branson, 82, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodland United Methodist Church, Wichita. A family graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita. Mr. Branson died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002.
People
February 13, 2002
 Bowie in charge of Meltdown  Mailow scores an honor  Spacey needs some space  Mrs. Bush bites back
Pakistan leader hopes to keep moderate course
February 13, 2002
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday that India and Pakistan need outside mediation to help them break their dangerous deadlock over the disputed region of Kashmir.
Strategy would raise $316 million, ensure funding for schools
February 13, 2002
A veteran House Democrat outlined a plan Tuesday to raise nearly $316 million to avert some budget cuts and provide extra money for public schools. Rep. Bill Reardon, the chamber’s longest-serving member, said his proposal would raise taxes for the wealthy while Gov. Bill Graves’ plan for $228 million in higher taxes and fees would hit poor Kansans the hardest.
Fantasy film leads Academy Award nominations with 13
February 13, 2002
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.
FSHS parents meeting
February 13, 2002
A meeting for parents of prospective Free State High spring-sport student-athletes will be held at 5 p.m., Feb. 24, at the FSHS auditorium. Parents can meet coaches and learn about tryout procedures. Spring practices begin on Feb. 25.
KU baseball team opens with 10-6 win
February 13, 2002
By Levi Chronister Baty’s back. Second baseman Ryan Baty returned to action for the first time in more than a year with a 4-for-5 effort at the plate and led the Kansas baseball team to a 10-6 season-opening victory over Ottawa on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Jayhawks scoring at record-setting pace
February 13, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is scoring points at an unprecedented rate. The fastbreaking Jayhawks, 22-2 following Monday’s 110-103 overtime victory at Texas, lead the country in scoring at a school-record pace of 92.6 points per game. The old school standard is 92.1 ppg set by the 1989-90 team.
Nebraska next for KU women
February 13, 2002
Kansas University’s struggling women’s basketball team will attempt to break its 12-game losing streak tonight against a team it hasn’t had much luck against lately. The Jayhawks (5-20 overall, 0-12 Big 12 Conference) will play host to Nebraska (13-11, 3-8).
Musser player of week
February 13, 2002
Kansas senior left fielder Christi Musser has been named Big 12 softball player of the week. Musser, a Scottsdale, Ariz., product, batted .545 with five RBIs and two home runs at the Fiesta Bowl Classic in Phoenix over the weekend.
Missed court date results in arrest
February 13, 2002
A former Kansas University football player was arrested by KU Public Safety officers Monday on a warrant for failure to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court. Officers took Termaine Fulton, 23, who last fall was a fifth-year senior wide receiver, directly to court on the warrant.
ROTC color guard suspended from KU games
February 13, 2002
For the first time all season, the ROTC color guard did not march onto the court for the national anthem at last Saturday’s Kansas -Texas Tech basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. KU’s game management staff of associate AD Richard Konzem and facilities directors Darren Cook and Brad Nachtigal suspended the group’s involvement at games until a time management problem could be resolved between the color guard and KU officials.