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World Online report: Lackluster Jayhawks beat Bears, 87-72
February 16, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:30 p.m.) The kid brothers of Nick Collison and Keith Langford sat in with the student section. The way the big Jayhawks were playing, the younger versions would have done just as well as their brothers. Kansas’ margin of victory only grew as big as it did in the game’s closing minutes, and Kansas came away with a respectable-looking 15-point win.
Bush says US will not let North Korea threaten freedom
February 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:30 a.m.) In a star-spangled sendoff, President Bush told hundreds of fatigue-clad U.S. soldiers Saturday that “America will not blink” from the fight against terrorism and Osama bin Laden. He vowed to bring that message to Asia.
Mullah Omar holed up in remote mountains of central Afghanistan, Afghan authorities believe
February 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:29 a.m.) The Taliban’s former supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, is believed still in Afghanistan - holed up in remote and rugged central mountains, a Kandahar provincial government spokesman said Saturday.
Bush renews warning to North Korea as he leaves for Asia
February 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:41 a.m.) President Bush said Saturday he planned to remind the world during a visit to the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone that North Korea seeks to “threaten freedom with weapons of mass destruction.”
Wedding
February 16, 2002
Roeber-Nelson Deborah K. Roeber and Jerry D. Nelson, both of Lawrence, were married Feb. 2, 2002, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence with Rowena Pine officiating.
Washington Briefs
February 16, 2002
Allies would back action in Iraq, Cheney claims Peace Corps expanding; new director sworn in
Washington Briefs
February 16, 2002
 Allies would back action in Iraq, Cheney claims  Peace Corps expanding; new director sworn in
Spirituality
February 16, 2002
 Poll finds young Americans as religious as ever  Lenten period begins with traditional rituals  Conservative Episcopals prepare to elect bishop  Presbyterian committee offers abortion compromise
Poor planning
February 16, 2002
To the editor: Farmers and Property Owners for Responsible Land Use, Inc., is grateful for the decision made by KDHE to reject the application for the proposed giant corporate dairy in northeast Franklin County.
On the record
February 16, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
February 16, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
February 16, 2002
IN 1962 Historic Weaver’s Department Store, Lawrence’s oldest and the largest retail operation in town, was sold to a Kansas corporation with Larry Flannery, longtime manager, to serve as president and manager.
Spirituality
February 16, 2002
Poll finds young Americans as religious as ever Lenten period begins with traditional rituals Conservative Episcopals prepare to elect bishop Presbyterian committee offers abortion compromise
Military news
February 16, 2002
Military news
February 16, 2002
Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Roberts is a distinguished graduate from electronic warfare officer training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio. He finished in the top 10 percent of his class.
Michael Steven Hills
February 16, 2002
Oskaloosa  Services for Michael Steven Hills, 46, McLouth, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Cremation will follow the services. Mr. Hills died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at the scene of a one-vehicle accident two miles east of Oskaloosa.
Local briefs
February 16, 2002
Wichita mayor announces gubernatorial candidacy Wichita With abortion foes protesting outside his campaign office, Wichita Mayor Bob Knight formally announced his candidacy for the governor’s race. “I am an underdog and it seems very natural in my life that everything ever worth doing, I’ve done as an underdog,” he told more than 100 supporters who crammed inside the office to hear him. Ignoring the dozen or so protesters outside, the Republican said that a strong economy, a clean environment, education and local government control were issues he would be talking about in his campaign. He did not directly address the abortion issue at his campaign announcement, but told reporters he did not know whether abortion would become a campaign issue. ______________________________________ Field trip: Legislators plan to attend women’s basketball game About 25 Kansas legislators and their families will boost attendance at Sunday’s Kansas University vs. Kansas State University women’s basketball game in Lawrence. Rep. Carl Krehbiel, R-Moundridge, organized the event because one of his constituents, Laurie Koehn, is a starting player for the KSU Wildcats. A number of other legislators had expressed interest in how well the K-State women are doing this season, Krehbiel said, but it’s nearly impossible to get a ticket to a women’s game in Manhattan. “Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to get women’s basketball tickets in Lawrence,” he said. Tip-off time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. ______________________________________ Legislature: Agreement reached on bill to build research facilities Topeka Higher education officials said Friday they have reached accord with contractors and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration on a bill to build three research facilities, including one at Kansas University. The measure is pending in the House Appropriations Committee after the Graves administration and Associated General Contractors of Kansas opposed provisions that would have exempted the buildings from several state construction laws. On Friday, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair and Corey Peterson, executive vice president of the contractors’ group, agreed to restore the requirement that the manager of the projects select subcontractors based on low bid. The bill would approve issuance of bonds to finance $110 million of projects, including a biomedical research center at KU, a food safety laboratory at Kansas State and aviation facility at Wichita State.
Local briefs
February 16, 2002
 Wichita mayor announces gubernatorial candidacy Wichita  With abortion foes protesting outside his campaign office, Wichita Mayor Bob Knight formally announced his candidacy for the governor’s race. “I am an underdog  and it seems very natural in my life that everything ever worth doing, I’ve done as an underdog,” he told more than 100 supporters who crammed inside the office to hear him. Ignoring the dozen or so protesters outside, the Republican said that a strong economy, a clean environment, education and local government control were issues he would be talking about in his campaign. He did not directly address the abortion issue at his campaign announcement, but told reporters he did not know whether abortion would become a campaign issue. ______________________________________  Field trip: Legislators plan to attend women’s basketball game About 25 Kansas legislators and their families will boost attendance at Sunday’s Kansas University vs. Kansas State University women’s basketball game in Lawrence. Rep. Carl Krehbiel, R-Moundridge, organized the event because one of his constituents, Laurie Koehn, is a starting player for the KSU Wildcats. A number of other legislators had expressed interest in how well the K-State women are doing this season, Krehbiel said, but it’s nearly impossible to get a ticket to a women’s game in Manhattan. “Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to get women’s basketball tickets in Lawrence,” he said. Tip-off time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. ______________________________________  Legislature: Agreement reached on bill to build research facilities Topeka  Higher education officials said Friday they have reached accord with contractors and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration on a bill to build three research facilities, including one at Kansas University. The measure is pending in the House Appropriations Committee after the Graves administration and Associated General Contractors of Kansas opposed provisions that would have exempted the buildings from several state construction laws. On Friday, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair and Corey Peterson, executive vice president of the contractors’ group, agreed to restore the requirement that the manager of the projects select subcontractors based on low bid. The bill would approve issuance of bonds to finance $110 million of projects, including a biomedical research center at KU, a food safety laboratory at Kansas State and aviation facility at Wichita State.
Keep free busing
February 16, 2002
Falcons flatten Lions - Olathe South girls 49, LHS 41
February 16, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls suffered through offensive woes in a 49-41 loss to Olathe South on Friday. “We struggled shooting the ball tonight,” LHS coach Kristin Mallory said.
Engagements
February 16, 2002
Engagements
February 16, 2002
Ryan-Abplanalp Allison Ryan and Todd Abplanalp, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
Deay services
February 16, 2002
Briefly
February 16, 2002
Virginia: Retired Air Force sergeant pleads innocent in spy case Beijing: China expels Americans after Falun Gong protest Cuba: Camp X-Ray filled to capacity
4-H news
February 16, 2002
It was Parent’s NIght at the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club’s February meeting. The parents conducted the Feb. 4 meeting, which was called to order by Marilyn Colgan. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite U.S. president. Donita Bouton read the minutes of the previous meeting. The treasurer’s report was given by Jeri Baldwin. Rod Heine and Regina Oxford led the club in singing “Happy Birthday” in honor of Lisa Gaston’s 40th birthday. Rod Heine gave the reporter’s report, and Connie Richardson presented the historian’s report.
4-H news
February 16, 2002
Religion briefs
February 16, 2002
St. John’s serves Lenten fish fries Zen Center to offer one-day retreat Mustard Seed sets water baptism Corpus Christi sets ministry fair Free Bible course available by mail
Daily ticker
February 16, 2002
Dow Industrials Â98.95, 9,903.04
City athlete of the week: Kyle Frank, Free State High
February 16, 2002
Frank went 3-0, including a fall, to win the 171-pound weight class at the Sunflower League wrestling tournament to become the Firebirds’ first league champion in the program’s five-year history.
Bible text changes in dispute reflect gender-inclusive language
February 16, 2002
Some of the changes from the “New International Version” of the Bible to “Today’s New International Version”.
Book group explores real Muslim stories
February 16, 2002
By Jim Baker A new book group at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., is focusing on nonfiction works about Muslim women, a departure from the fiction books past groups have read. “The idea came from conversations with friends and previous book group participants,” said Sandra Wiechert, the library’s community relations coordinator.
Cessna likely to announce new model
February 16, 2002
Despite a weak economy, chances are high that Cessna Aircraft Co. will announce at least one new model of airplane this year, chief executive Gary Hay said. “It would be a new model or a product line extension of an existing model,” Hay said.
Mexi-Kans moving into former Barb Wire building
February 16, 2002
A new Mexican restaurant and bar is looking to pick up where BarbWire Steakhouse left off. Mexi-Kans is on schedule for opening early next month at 2412 Iowa, owner Ed Hernandez said. It will have seating for 168, a room for receptions and special events, and a bar equipped with televisions and a full lineup of margaritas.
Russian finally gets his gold
February 16, 2002
Russian goalie Nikolai Khabibulin got the first hockey gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics before he even played a game. In what his fellow players described as an emotional locker room ceremony, Khabibulin was presented with the gold medal he earned as a backup goalie in 1992.
Daily ticker
February 16, 2002
Falcons flatten Lions - Olathe South girls 49, LHS 41
February 16, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls suffered through offensive woes in a 49-41 loss to Olathe South on Friday. “We struggled shooting the ball tonight,” LHS coach Kristin Mallory said.
SM Northwest too tough for Free State, 61-25
February 16, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Last time Free State High’s girls basketball team played, Lauren Wright had a career-game as she set the school record for three-pointers with seven and scored 23 points. Not Friday. The senior shooter scored only four points.
Area Girls Roundup: Baldwin’s post players pummel Paola in 61-44 win
February 16, 2002
Baldwin’s post players Emily Brown, Casey Millstein and Anna Skaggs combined for 41 points in the Bulldogs’ 61-44 victory over Paola on Friday. “Our inside girls just dominated on offense,” BHS coach Eric Toot said. “We got off to a great first quarter, and defensively we were outstanding.”
Area Boys Roundup: Cobras top Oskie
February 16, 2002
Down three points after three quarters, Oskaloosa was outscored, 16-10, in the final period of a 51-42 loss to Jackson Heights on Friday night. Kyle Kelsay and Blake Reed both scored 12 points for Oskaloosa.
Area athlete of the week: Cody Betsworth, Santa Fe Trail
February 16, 2002
Betsworth, third place at Class 4A state last year and second at state as a sophomore, went 3-0 to cruise to the 125-pound title at the Kaw Valley League wrestling tournament.
U.S. medal count hits 14
Snowboarder Klug sets American record with bronze
February 16, 2002
The Americans took three more medals at the Winter Olympics on Friday and have already enjoyed their best medal showing ever. The Americans rolled a lucky 7 as in seven straight days of collecting at least one medal as they again exploited the home field advantage they held for the first time since Lake Placid in 1980.
Armstrong reaches finals in four events
February 16, 2002
Lawrence High’s John Armstrong enters the second day of the state swimming and diving meet poised to take home medals in four events. The Sunflower League champion in the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle reached today’s finals with solid performances in Friday’s preliminaries.
Area briefs
February 16, 2002
Forum speakers to focus on violence against women Campus groups offering Spring Break alternatives LMH plans baby class to educate new dads Wellsville fire chief faces obstruction charges
Firebirds shooting for 11 state berths
Stevens hopes to bounce back from concussion, first loss
February 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If Free State High wrestling coach Darrell Andrew has his way today, there will be a lot of hunter green and silver on display next weekend at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita.
War on terrorism’s next move tops president’s list of priorities
February 16, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It would be interesting to know how President Bush ranks his “to do” list. What challenges does the president consider the most important? Unless he has a majority of the public fooled, it is likely his main concerns are with issues he considers critical for the safety and priority of this country with political matters relegated to a lower level of importance.
Pepper spray empties store
February 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget About 140 people were evacuated Friday from SuperTarget after a substance authorities believe was pepper spray was released in the store. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded about 8 p.m. to the store at 3201 Iowa to reports of at least 20 customers and employees complaining of coughing, runny noses and watery eyes, Battalion Chief Mark Bradford said.
City sees expenses increase on Iowa
Street work associated with Home Depot project climbs past $1.1 million
February 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city is nearing agreement with Home Depot to do the massive street improvements needed at 31st and Iowa streets to make room for the massive store and related development.
Royals looking for big improvement
Kansas City hoping additions of Knoblauch, Tucker, May will make difference
February 16, 2002
The Kansas City Royals are pitching camp in Florida this weekend with a definite game plan for improving on last season’s debacle. They also have some optimism, buoyed by three key newcomers in leftfielder/leadoff hitter Chuck Knoblauch, rightfielder Michael Tucker and starting pitcher Darrell May.
Japanese Tiger’ on top
Taniguchi holds one-shot lead in Nissan
February 16, 2002
Toru Taniguchi of Japan wants to join the PGA Tour without having to go through qualifying school. The best way is to win, and he certainly appeared headed in that direction Friday in the Nissan Open.
Kentucky senator vows to thwart House’s campaign finance bill
February 16, 2002
It’s not a question of whether but how Sen. Mitch McConnell will seek to sidetrack the campaign finance reform bill that passed the House this week. He may filibuster, he may go to court or he may do both.
Blast, fire destroy 2 buildings in Sterling
Explosion prompts evacuation
February 16, 2002
An explosion and fire Friday in Sterling destroyed two buildings and led to the evacuation of much of the downtown business area and the elementary school. No injuries were reported in the fire at JaCam Chemical, which makes chemicals mostly used in oil fields. The company also has a plant outside Sterling.
Effort applauded
February 16, 2002
Image of Afghan child named photo of the year
February 16, 2002
Danish photographer Erik Refner won the prestigious World Press Photo of The Year award Friday with a picture of an Afghan refugee’s body being prepared for a funeral.
In quadruple Wichita homicide, jury clears second defendant of all charges
February 16, 2002
After deliberating more than two days, jurors on Friday found quadruple homicide defendant Earl Bell innocent of all charges. Bell, 22, had pleaded innocent to premeditated first-degree murder, filed under a Kansas law concerning aiding and abetting.
Prison guards acquitted in inmate stomping death
February 16, 2002
Three former prison guards were acquitted Friday on charges they stomped an inmate to death in his cell to keep him from exposing brutality behind bars.
Tongie, SFT split pair
February 16, 2002
By Doug Pacey Most people might call Tonganoxie’s 49-43 win against Santa Fe Trail a surprise. Not the Chieftains. It didn’t matter that the game was played in the Chargers’ gym and SFT (11-6) has a winning record and is ranked eighth in Class 4A. Tonganoxie coach David Walker, whose team is 8-9, said straight-faced that this was no court-storming win.
Alabama high court calls homosexuality ‘evil’
Chief justice cites scripture, ‘laws of nature’ in denying custody to lesbian mother
February 16, 2002
In awarding custody of three teen-agers to their father over their gay mother, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday wrote that homosexuality is “an inherent evil” and shouldn’t be tolerated.
University lead plaintiff in Enron suit
February 16, 2002
The University of California was designated Friday as the lead plaintiff in a massive securities-fraud lawsuit against current and former Enron Corp. officials. Large investors and individual shareholders have joined the class-action lawsuit seeking to recover the more than $1 billion company officials gained in stock sales before alleged accounting abuses led to the company’s implosion.
Keith F. King
February 16, 2002
Michael Steven Hills
February 16, 2002
Haskell cancels summer school
Action will save $300,000 to $400,000
February 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget squeeze, Haskell Indian Nations University is dropping its summer school program. “This isn’t something anybody wanted to do,” said Marvin Buzzard, vice president of university services. “We just don’t have the money.”
TV ‘clutter’ on the rise
February 16, 2002
If you think television networks are giving you longer breaks to fix a sandwich or visit the bathroom, it’s not just your imagination.
Willis accepts Hasty award
February 16, 2002
Bruce Willis was wearing a wig and gold glitter bra Thursday night when he was crowned Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.
Southwest Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Niedens leads Cardinals past Paola - Eudora 64, Paola 55
February 16, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Seven Eudora players were honored on senior night Friday at EHS but it was junior Kaleb Niedens who stole the show with five three-pointers in a 64-55 win over Paola. “It started flowing and it’s easy to shoot when they keep going in,” Niedens said. “I think the crowd gets you up and gives you a little extra boost.”
Knights top Phoenix in ABA action
February 16, 2002
Former Kansas University swingman Nick Bradford posted a double-double on Friday night in the Kansas City Knights’ 121-108 victory over Phoenix.
American Taliban trial set for August
February 16, 2002
John Walker Lindh will face an August trial date on charges that he took up arms against the United States, a federal judge decided Friday, but the court left open the possibility that the proceeding could be delayed until after the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Afghan officials blamed in slaying
Prime minister says aviation minister’s death was not spontaneous, but planned
February 16, 2002
Prime Minister Hamid Karzai blamed senior government officials motivated by a long-standing feud for the brutal slaying of Afghanistan’s aviation minister killed by a mob in the worst violence in the capital since his government took power.
Axis of evil’ comment in focus on Bush trip
February 16, 2002
When President Bush travels next week to Korea’s demilitarized zone, he will look through coiled razor wire at the North Korean state he condemned as part of an “axis of evil.” The provocative words in his State of the Union address heightened the drama for Bush’s stop Wednesday at the heavily armed border between South Korea and the communist North.
Canadian pairs skaters now golden
February 16, 2002
The Canadians got their gold after all, not on the ice but in a late-night deal struck in a hotel suite. There are two Olympic pairs champions now, both their medals tarnished perhaps, but not as much as figure skating itself after the biggest judging scandal of the Winter Games.
Senator asks for veto of plan
February 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A key lawmaker said Friday that Gov. Bill Graves should veto a Senate redistricting plan that was adopted over the protest of Senate leaders. “The process obviously didn’t work,” said Sen. Sandy Praeger, a Lawrence Republican and vice president of the Senate. “I’d like another chance, and (a veto) is a way to get it.”
Students prepare robot for NASA contest
Robotics team bound for St. Louis
February 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A robot assembled by Lawrence High School students is chest-thumping-powerful. But it will need the heart of a Lion to do well in a national competition sponsored by NASA that pits four robots against each other in a bizarre game that draws inspiration from basketball, soccer and military combat.
Anschutz hours sliced
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has cut in half the time Anschutz Pavilion’s track is available to the public for indoor walking and jogging.
Call center closing; 500 to lose jobs
Announcement catches workers by surprise
February 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Dazed employees filed out of Sprint’s downtown Lawrence offices Friday afternoon with more questions about their futures than the company could answer. In a surprise meeting, more than 500 workers at the Sprint PCS Customer Service Center were told they would lose their jobs in late May when the company shuts down its Lawrence operations.
Mullah Omar holed up in remote mountains of central Afghanistan, Afghan authorities believe
February 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:29 a.m.) The Taliban’s former supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, is believed still in Afghanistan - holed up in remote and rugged central mountains, a Kandahar provincial government spokesman said Saturday.
Pepper spray empties store
February 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget About 140 people were evacuated Friday from SuperTarget after a substance authorities believe was pepper spray was released in the store. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded about 8 p.m. to the store at 3201 Iowa to reports of at least 20 customers and employees complaining of coughing, runny noses and watery eyes, Battalion Chief Mark Bradford said.
Third recipient of fully self-contained artificial heart dies
February 16, 2002
The third man to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart died Friday of complications from a stroke. Bobby Harrison, who received the implant in a six-hour procedure on Sept. 26, suffered the stroke on Feb. 1.
Russian finally gets his gold
February 16, 2002
Russian goalie Nikolai Khabibulin got the first hockey gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics before he even played a game. In what his fellow players described as an emotional locker room ceremony, Khabibulin was presented with the gold medal he earned as a backup goalie in 1992.
Willis accepts Hasty award
February 16, 2002
Bruce Willis was wearing a wig and gold glitter bra Thursday night when he was crowned Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.
Area Boys Roundup: Cobras top Oskie
February 16, 2002
Down three points after three quarters, Oskaloosa was outscored, 16-10, in the final period of a 51-42 loss to Jackson Heights on Friday night. Kyle Kelsay and Blake Reed both scored 12 points for Oskaloosa.
Southwest Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
She has, Blue eyes,
Action will save $300,000 to $400,000
February 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Caught in a budget squeeze, Haskell Indian Nations University is dropping its summer school program. “This isn’t something anybody wanted to do,” said Marvin Buzzard, vice president of university services. “We just don’t have the money.”
in denying custody to lesbian mother
February 16, 2002
In awarding custody of three teen-agers to their father over their gay mother, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday wrote that homosexuality is “an inherent evil” and shouldn’t be tolerated.
Racetrack probe finds thousands missing
February 16, 2002
An investigation has found “many thousands of dollars” missing from The Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission was told Friday.
Israeli warplanes attack compound
February 16, 2002
Israel F-16 warplanes attacked a Palestinian police compound Friday in the Gaza Strip, a day after three Israeli soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on a tank. Three explosions went off and a fire broke out in the compound in the town of Jebalya, about 3 miles north of Gaza City, witnesses said.
Image of Afghan child named photo of the year
February 16, 2002
Danish photographer Erik Refner won the prestigious World Press Photo of The Year award Friday with a picture of an Afghan refugee’s body being prepared for a funeral.
University lead plaintiff in Enron suit
February 16, 2002
The University of California was designated Friday as the lead plaintiff in a massive securities-fraud lawsuit against current and former Enron Corp. officials. Large investors and individual shareholders have joined the class-action lawsuit seeking to recover the more than $1 billion company officials gained in stock sales before alleged accounting abuses led to the company’s implosion.
Keep free busing
February 16, 2002
To the editor: When I read that dropping “1,800 students from the district’s free busing program,” and “limiting service to students living 2.5 miles or more from school would save the district an estimated $434,000 annually,” I got out my calculator. That comes to $241.11 per student. I fail to see how those savings would be realized.
Explosion prompts evacuation
February 16, 2002
An explosion and fire Friday in Sterling destroyed two buildings and led to the evacuation of much of the downtown business area and the elementary school. No injuries were reported in the fire at JaCam Chemical, which makes chemicals mostly used in oil fields. The company also has a plant outside Sterling.
Former President Bush to attend Abilene event
February 16, 2002
Former President George H.W. Bush will participate in an October ceremony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in honor of President Eisenhower’s 112th birthday.
Street work associated with Home Depot project climbs past $1.1 million
February 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city is nearing agreement with Home Depot to do the massive street improvements needed at 31st and Iowa streets to make room for the massive store and related development.
Deay services
February 16, 2002
Baldwin  Graveside services for Lester R. Deay, 100, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Deay died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Area athlete of the week: Cody Betsworth, Santa Fe Trail
February 16, 2002
Betsworth, third place at Class 4A state last year and second at state as a sophomore, went 3-0 to cruise to the 125-pound title at the Kaw Valley League wrestling tournament.
Taniguchi holds one-shot lead in Nissan
February 16, 2002
Toru Taniguchi of Japan wants to join the PGA Tour without having to go through qualifying school. The best way is to win, and he certainly appeared headed in that direction Friday in the Nissan Open.
Jayhawk golf team finishes eighth
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s golf team entered the final round of the Taylor Made/Big Islander Invitational in fourth place, but the Jayhawks shot their highest round of the event and finished eighth Friday in the 24-team field.
Kansas baseball team rallies to top Centenary, 2-1
February 16, 2002
Senior Jeff Davis scattered seven hits over nine innings and Kansas University rallied for a 2-1 victory over Centenary on Friday night. Davis, a Lawrence High graduate, struck out nine and walked three in a complete game effort.
KU seeking director for Williams Fund
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has been without a Williams Fund director since Scott McMichael resigned last summer, but the position should be filled sometime this spring.
Nation Briefs
February 16, 2002
MILWAUKEE: Six Rottweilers kill girl PHOENIX: Boot camp director charged with murder
Keith F. King
February 16, 2002
Howard  Services for Keith F. King, 53, Howard, will be at 11 a.m. today in the gymnasium at West Elk High School, Howard. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Mr. King died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Briefly
February 16, 2002
 Virginia: Retired Air Force sergeant pleads innocent in spy case  Beijing: China expels Americans after Falun Gong protest  Cuba: Camp X-Ray filled to capacity
6Sports video report: Shawnee Mission Northwest routs Free State girls
February 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State girls’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission Northwest.
On the record
February 16, 2002
Cheating epidemic
February 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial If two recent news stories are representative of how cheating incidents are handled, it’s no wonder more students are willing to bend the rules. It’s no surprise that some students are willing to cheat or plagiarize in order to ease an assignment or get a higher grade.
Robotics team bound for St. Louis
February 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A robot assembled by Lawrence High School students is chest-thumping-powerful. But it will need the heart of a Lion to do well in a national competition sponsored by NASA that pits four robots against each other in a bizarre game that draws inspiration from basketball, soccer and military combat.
Communications giant continues to cut jobs as shares decline
February 16, 2002
Despite having the country’s fastest-growing wireless phone business and other valuable assets, Sprint Corp. has been swept along in a decline in stock prices in the telecom industry, fueling rumors of more layoffs.
Lavoie, Eisenmenger win
February 16, 2002
Two Kansas University athletes finished first in the Kansas State University open track and field meet Thursday. Laura Lavoie won the women’s 600-yard run (1:24.22) and Katy Eisenmenger won the women’s 1,000-meter run (2:52.66).
Honor Roll
February 16, 2002
Southwest Junior High School announces students who made honors during the fall 2001 semester. Students named to the Honor Roll earned at least a 3.2 grade point average with no semester grade lower than a C. Students who made the Principal’s List earned at least a 3.8 GPA with no semester grade lower than a B. The students are: Seventh grade
Let children learn from their mistakes
February 16, 2002
My children love to do things for themselves, but they make such messes that it’s easier for me to do the things for them. I just don’t have the patience to see them fumble with stuff. Do you think I’m wrong to step in?
s list of priorities
February 16, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. It would be interesting to know how President Bush ranks his “to do” list. What challenges does the president consider the most important? Unless he has a majority of the public fooled, it is likely his main concerns are with issues he considers critical for the safety and priority of this country with political matters relegated to a lower level of importance.
Knights top Phoenix in ABA action
February 16, 2002
Former Kansas University swingman Nick Bradford posted a double-double on Friday night in the Kansas City Knights’ 121-108 victory over Phoenix.
Custard shops coming to Lawrence
February 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Lawrence is becoming a hot spot for frozen custard offerings. Two new custard shops are scheduled to open on the city’s south side. Culver’s Frozen Custard ButterBurgers is set to open in May at 3100 W. 33rd St., just north of Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill. Franchise owner John Olson plans to spend as much as $2 million on the project.
s presence still strong at Daytona 500
February 16, 2002
The winner of Sunday’s Daytona 500 will have to share Victory Circle with an intimidating presence.
West Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Diversity Diversity is the heart of our world,
Enron to release its tax returns
February 16, 2002
Enron Corp. has agreed to release its tax returns since 1985, and those of its affiliates and partnerships, in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into whether the bankrupt company improperly avoided paying taxes.
Bush popularity a Democratic dilemma
February 16, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe There’s not much snow up here this mild February, so the presidential candidates who are making their ritual early stops in New Hampshire can be forgiven for not leaving footprints behind them.
American Taliban trial set for August
February 16, 2002
John Walker Lindh will face an August trial date on charges that he took up arms against the United States, a federal judge decided Friday, but the court left open the possibility that the proceeding could be delayed until after the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
6Sports video report: Lawrence High girls can’t reproduce boys’ results
February 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High girls’ basketball game against the Olathe South Falcons.
Niedens leads Cardinals past Paola - Eudora 64, Paola 55
February 16, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Seven Eudora players were honored on senior night Friday at EHS but it was junior Kaleb Niedens who stole the show with five three-pointers in a 64-55 win over Paola. “It started flowing and it’s easy to shoot when they keep going in,” Niedens said. “I think the crowd gets you up and gives you a little extra boost.”
Hughes celebration continues, but the weekend also brings other events
February 16, 2002
The Langston Hughes centennial celebration continues this weekend with concerts, a portrayal of the poet, art exhibitions and a second-day stamp cancellation.
Young Poets Society winning entries
February 16, 2002
“Silence” -Emily Knight, Southwest Jr. High
Central Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Langston Hughes L- Is for the LOVE Langston had for his grandmother.
Births
February 16, 2002
Melissa and Michael Howard, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. Manily Phommasane and Steve Stout, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
Corrections
February 16, 2002
The Douglas County Senior Services Senior Meals Program will deliver Monday. The information was incorrect in a story in Friday’s Journal-World on closings for the Presidents Day holiday.
s death was not spontaneous, but planned
February 16, 2002
Prime Minister Hamid Karzai blamed senior government officials motivated by a long-standing feud for the brutal slaying of Afghanistan’s aviation minister  killed by a mob in the worst violence in the capital since his government took power.
Undefeated in Big 12, Jayhawks to entertain Baylor
February 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Six teams in Kansas University men’s basketball history have gone undefeated in conference play. The 2001-02 Jayhawks, 11-0 heading into today’s game against Baylor (3:05 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse), want to become lucky No. 7.
Earnhardt’s presence still strong at Daytona 500
February 16, 2002
The winner of Sunday’s Daytona 500 will have to share Victory Circle with an intimidating presence.
King’s Chapel mixes history, religion in Boston
February 16, 2002
King’s Chapel has survived both war and religious dispute in its three centuries of existence and still manages to thrive in modern downtown Boston. A stop on the Freedom Trail — Boston’s popular pathway of historic sites — the chapel is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in New England.
Let children learn from their mistakes
February 16, 2002
My children love to do things for themselves, but they make such messes that it’s easier for me to do the things for them. I just don’t have the patience to see them fumble with stuff. Do you think I’m wrong to step in?
Inclusive language at root of latest Bible dispute among evangelicals
February 16, 2002
Conservative Protestants often find themselves in theological arguments with liberals about the Bible’s historical reliability. But an unholy squabble over Scripture has erupted in recent days that pits evangelicals against each other.
Anniversary
February 16, 2002
A different Islam
Muslim extremists limit women’s role in faith, society
February 16, 2002
By Jim Baker Beverly Mack was incredulous when she read about a Nigerian Islamic court that recently sentenced a woman to be stoned to death. The woman’s crime? She had been raped, and therefore was guilty of adultery.
NBA Roundup: LaFrentz fuels Nuggets
Denver edges T’wolves, 99-98
February 16, 2002
The Denver Nuggets are suddenly becoming a force on the road. Raef LaFrentz scored 30 points, including a driving layup with 3 seconds to play, to give Denver a 99-98 victory over Minnesota on Friday night.
KU reports crime decrease
2001 numbers show thefts decline, embezzlements increase
February 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Crime reports at Kansas University decreased 7.6 percent last year, according to figures released Friday. KU’s Public Safety Office took reports of 897 crimes during 2001, down from 974 in 2000. The numbers are down 39 percent from 1997, when 1,479 crimes were reported.
Third recipient of fully self-contained artificial heart dies
February 16, 2002
The third man to receive a fully self-contained artificial heart died Friday of complications from a stroke. Bobby Harrison, who received the implant in a six-hour procedure on Sept. 26, suffered the stroke on Feb. 1.
Police seek accomplice in reporter’s kidnapping
February 16, 2002
With the suspected ringleader in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in custody, police said Friday they are looking for an accomplice who helped hijack an Indian Airlines jet in 1999.
Bush taps Nevada site for nuclear storage
Governor says he’ll veto plan; Congress can override
February 16, 2002
President Bush approved a plan Friday to move highly radioactive waste spread among the nation’s nuclear power plants and bomb production facilities into a single storage site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Top 25: Logan outscores Eagles in Bearcats’ 89-37 win
February 16, 2002
Steve Logan 41, Southern Mississippi 37. The sensational guard scored a career high and single-handedly outscored an opponent Friday night as No. 5 Cincinnati rolled to an 89-37 victory that left everyone but Logan with one of those amazed grins.
KU could have tools to win title
Jayhawks setting sights on Big 12 championship, but might be much better
February 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer They don’t do this and they don’t do that on cue; truth is, their only crime is they’re not perfect. But they just might prove to be perfect enough. The guys who make up this 2002 Kansas basketball squad are doggone good, good enough to reach the NCAA Final Four and beat everybody to bring home the trophy.
LMH health fair scheduled for today
February 16, 2002
In recognition of National Heart Month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a Healthy Hearts Fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at LMH. This free educational event will feature informational displays from hospital departments and community agencies that promote heart health.
Healthcheck 2002: Child passenger safety week wraps up
February 16, 2002
Alison Mann reports on child passenger safety and what can be done to prevent an accident with child passengers.
Democrats in budget box
February 16, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Press Syndicate The Democrats are in a box. If they oppose President Bush’s call for further tax cuts, they get accused of wanting to raise taxes. If they criticize the red ink in Bush’s budget, but stop short of urging that future tax cuts already in the pipeline be delayed, they look like hypocrites.
Israeli warplanes attack compound
February 16, 2002
Israel F-16 warplanes attacked a Palestinian police compound Friday in the Gaza Strip, a day after three Israeli soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on a tank. Three explosions went off and a fire broke out in the compound in the town of Jebalya, about 3 miles north of Gaza City, witnesses said.
Racetrack probe finds thousands missing
February 16, 2002
An investigation has found “many thousands of dollars” missing from The Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kan., the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission was told Friday.
6News video report: Sprint to close Lawrence center
February 16, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the closing of five of Sprint’s thirteen customer service centers, one located in Lawrence.
Cheating epidemic
February 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial If two recent news stories are representative of how cheating incidents are handled, it’s no wonder more students are willing to bend the rules. It’s no surprise that some students are willing to cheat or plagiarize in order to ease an assignment or get a higher grade.
SM Northwest too tough for Free State, 61-25
February 16, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Last time Free State High’s girls basketball team played, Lauren Wright had a career-game as she set the school record for three-pointers with seven and scored 23 points. Not Friday. The senior shooter scored only four points.
Tongie, SFT split pair
February 16, 2002
By Doug Pacey Most people might call Tonganoxie’s 49-43 win against Santa Fe Trail a surprise. Not the Chieftains. It didn’t matter that the game was played in the Chargers’ gym and SFT (11-6) has a winning record and is ranked eighth in Class 4A. Tonganoxie coach David Walker, whose team is 8-9, said straight-faced that this was no court-storming win.
Kansas City hoping additions of Knoblauch, Tucker, May will make difference
February 16, 2002
The Kansas City Royals are pitching camp in Florida this weekend with a definite game plan for improving on last season’s debacle. They also have some optimism, buoyed by three key newcomers in leftfielder/leadoff hitter Chuck Knoblauch, rightfielder Michael Tucker and starting pitcher Darrell May.
Stevens hopes to bounce back from concussion, first loss
February 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If Free State High wrestling coach Darrell Andrew has his way today, there will be a lot of hunter green and silver on display next weekend at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita.
89-37 win
February 16, 2002
Steve Logan 41, Southern Mississippi 37. The sensational guard scored a career high and single-handedly outscored an opponent Friday night as No. 5 Cincinnati rolled to an 89-37 victory that left everyone but Logan with one of those amazed grins.
Friends and neighbors
February 16, 2002
Bible text changes in dispute reflect gender-inclusive language
February 16, 2002
Some of the changes from the “New International Version” of the Bible to “Today’s New International Version”.
Book group explores real Muslim stories
February 16, 2002
By Jim Baker A new book group at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., is focusing on nonfiction works about Muslim women, a departure from the fiction books past groups have read. “The idea came from conversations with friends and previous book group participants,” said Sandra Wiechert, the library’s community relations coordinator.
Senator asks for veto of plan
February 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A key lawmaker said Friday that Gov. Bill Graves should veto a Senate redistricting plan that was adopted over the protest of Senate leaders. “The process obviously didn’t work,” said Sen. Sandy Praeger, a Lawrence Republican and vice president of the Senate. “I’d like another chance, and (a veto) is a way to get it.”
On the street
February 16, 2002
What has been your favorite part of the Langston Hughes symposium? Sarah Donaldson, 15 years old, ninth grade
2001 numbers show thefts decline, embezzlements increase
February 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Crime reports at Kansas University decreased 7.6 percent last year, according to figures released Friday. KU’s Public Safety Office took reports of 897 crimes during 2001, down from 974 in 2000. The numbers are down 39 percent from 1997, when 1,479 crimes were reported.
More than he can chew?
February 16, 2002
Zachary Kuti can’t quite get his mouth around his piece of fish. The 16-month-old chowed down at the annual Fish Fry on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt. Five more Friday fish fries are scheduled through the Lenten season. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Catholic School.
Cessna likely to announce new model
February 16, 2002
Despite a weak economy, chances are high that Cessna Aircraft Co. will announce at least one new model of airplane this year, chief executive Gary Hay said. “It would be a new model or a product line extension of an existing model,” Hay said.
Snowboarder Klug sets American record with bronze
February 16, 2002
The Americans took three more medals at the Winter Olympics on Friday and have already enjoyed their best medal showing ever. The Americans rolled a lucky 7  as in seven straight days of collecting at least one medal  as they again exploited the home field advantage they held for the first time since Lake Placid in 1980.
if you can find it
February 16, 2002
In a spectacular mountain setting, under a gorgeous blue sky, 14,000 spectators turned out to watch the luge event, and to try to answer the question that is always raised by the luge event, which is: Where the heck IS the luge event?
Armstrong reaches finals in four events
February 16, 2002
Lawrence High’s John Armstrong enters the second day of the state swimming and diving meet poised to take home medals in four events. The Sunflower League champion in the 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle reached today’s finals with solid performances in Friday’s preliminaries.
Prison guards acquitted in inmate stomping death
February 16, 2002
Three former prison guards were acquitted Friday on charges they stomped an inmate to death in his cell to keep him from exposing brutality behind bars.
In quadruple Wichita homicide, jury clears second defendant of all charges
February 16, 2002
After deliberating more than two days, jurors on Friday found quadruple homicide defendant Earl Bell innocent of all charges. Bell, 22, had pleaded innocent to premeditated first-degree murder, filed under a Kansas law concerning aiding and abetting.
Terrorism task force checks postings by Muslims before Sept. 11 attacks
February 16, 2002
A terrorism task force is looking into the circumstances surrounding two unsolicited job applications sent to the Iola water treatment plant just weeks before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Milosevic wants Clinton as witness
February 16, 2002
Heatedly rejecting charges of mass murder and deportations, Slobodan Milosevic said Friday that he would call former President Clinton and a host of world leaders to testify that he was the man who brought peace to the Balkans.
Democrats in budget box
February 16, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Press Syndicate The Democrats are in a box. If they oppose President Bush’s call for further tax cuts, they get accused of wanting to raise taxes. If they criticize the red ink in Bush’s budget, but stop short of urging that future tax cuts already in the pipeline be delayed, they look like hypocrites.
Call center closing
February 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Dazed employees filed out of Sprint’s downtown Lawrence offices Friday afternoon with more questions about their futures than the company could answer. In a surprise meeting, more than 500 workers at the Sprint PCS Customer Service Center were told they would lose their jobs in late May when the company shuts down its Lawrence operations.
ll veto plan
February 16, 2002
President Bush approved a plan Friday to move highly radioactive waste spread among the nation’s nuclear power plants and bomb production facilities into a single storage site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
s campaign finance bill
February 16, 2002
It’s not a question of whether but how Sen. Mitch McConnell will seek to sidetrack the campaign finance reform bill that passed the House this week. He may filibuster, he may go to court or he may do both.
s kidnapping
February 16, 2002
With the suspected ringleader in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in custody, police said Friday they are looking for an accomplice who helped hijack an Indian Airlines jet in 1999.
on the rise
February 16, 2002
If you think television networks are giving you longer breaks to fix a sandwich or visit the bathroom, it’s not just your imagination.
Sound off
February 16, 2002
I just heard a rumor that the Lawrence school district was going to discontinue all sophomore sports activities in the district. Is this true? On Tuesday night, the district’s secondary principals recommended $660,000 in budget cuts. Their goal is to protect core subjects in the classroom. Included in the proposal is elimination of all sophomore sports programs. The school board must agree before any of the recommendations are executed.
Russell, Mims win at Kansas State meet
February 16, 2002
Kansas University freshman Jeremy Mims won the 800 meters with a personal best time of 1:56.37 Friday at the Kansas State University Open, the Jayhawks’ final tuneup before the Big 12 Championships next weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
6News video report: Sprint to close Lawrence center
February 16, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the closing of five of Sprint’s thirteen customer service centers, one located in Lawrence.
Jayhawks setting sights on Big 12 championship, but might be much better
February 16, 2002
By Bill Mayer They don’t do this and they don’t do that on cue; truth is, their only crime is they’re not perfect. But they just might prove to be perfect enough. The guys who make up this 2002 Kansas basketball squad are doggone good, good enough to reach the NCAA Final Four and beat everybody to bring home the trophy.
South Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Communication Communication is a seed waiting to grow
Society Calendar
February 16, 2002
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
s role in faith, society
February 16, 2002
By Jim Baker Beverly Mack was incredulous when she read about a Nigerian Islamic court that recently sentenced a woman to be stoned to death. The woman’s crime? She had been raped, and therefore was guilty of adultery.
A hard lesson
February 16, 2002
Santaja Logan, a first-grader at East Heights School, goes face-to-face with Kansas University associate professor Jeanne Klein. KU theater performers from “Tomato Plant Girl” were on hand to teach students about bullying, harassment and teasing.
Britain pays final respects to Princess Margaret
February 16, 2002
Princess Margaret, a royal who often went her own way, was laid to rest Friday at a ceremony befitting a commoner  a private family funeral, followed by a cremation.
s post players pummel Paola in 61-44 win
February 16, 2002
Baldwin’s post players  Emily Brown, Casey Millstein and Anna Skaggs  combined for 41 points in the Bulldogs’ 61-44 victory over Paola on Friday. “Our inside girls just dominated on offense,” BHS coach Eric Toot said. “We got off to a great first quarter, and defensively we were outstanding.”
Lay-Bush correspondence reveals connections
February 16, 2002
At a time when major utilities in Texas warned against it, then-Enron CEO Kenneth Lay was urging then-Gov. George W. Bush to deregulate the state’s retail electricity markets.
Church releases names of accused
February 16, 2002
In a growing scandal for the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Manchester on Friday named 14 priests accused of sexual misconduct with children over a quarter-century.
Wedding
February 16, 2002
Scouting news
February 16, 2002
The Lawrence Jewish Community celebrated Scout Sabbath at services on Feb. 8. Youth and adult leaders in the Boy Scout and Girl Scout movements, as well as former members were recognized during the service. A brief presentation about Scouts was given by David Berkowitz and additional comments were made by Rabbi Beiner. Â
Pet Post
February 16, 2002
Woodie lives up to the pillow talk: “If you want the best seat in the house  move the cat!” Owners Jim and Marti Price of Lawrence obtained Woodie from the Lawrence Humane Society. Send or bring “Pet Post” photos to the Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044. Photos will be returned after publication. Photos can also be posted online at www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/pets.
Briefcase
February 16, 2002
Boeing sends layoff notices Trading: Markets closed Monday Leadership: Chamber sponsors seminar about international trade Economy: Report suggests that slump in manufacturing is ending Antitrust case: Justice releases comments in Microsoft settlement
Hughes celebration continues, but the weekend also brings other events
February 16, 2002
The Langston Hughes centennial celebration continues this weekend with concerts, a portrayal of the poet, art exhibitions and a second-day stamp cancellation.
Team USA blanks Finland
LeClair lands trick, Dunham shutout in 6-0 rout
February 16, 2002
The Olympics draw a crowd that is enthusiastic but not all that knowledgeable sometimes. It took a few minutes for the hats to start to fly. Eventually, the red, white and blue-waving fans in the E-Center caught on that Flyers winger John LeClair had just scored his third goal of the Team USA Olympic opener, powering a 6-0 thumping of Finland.
Poor planning
February 16, 2002
Bush popularity a Democratic dilemma
February 16, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe There’s not much snow up here this mild February, so the presidential candidates who are making their ritual early stops in New Hampshire can be forgiven for not leaving footprints behind them.
Enron to release its tax returns
February 16, 2002
Enron Corp. has agreed to release its tax returns since 1985, and those of its affiliates and partnerships, in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into whether the bankrupt company improperly avoided paying taxes.
Consultant praises city’s pesticide use
February 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kamyar Enshayan came to Lawrence to show city officials how to reduce pesticide use in parks and other public places. Instead, Enshayan said Friday, he came away impressed.
Royal funeral has common touch
Britain pays final respects to Princess Margaret
February 16, 2002
Princess Margaret, a royal who often went her own way, was laid to rest Friday at a ceremony befitting a commoner a private family funeral, followed by a cremation.
Briefcase
February 16, 2002
 Boeing sends layoff notices  Trading: Markets closed Monday  Leadership: Chamber sponsors seminar about international trade  Economy: Report suggests that slump in manufacturing is ending  Antitrust case: Justice releases comments in Microsoft settlement
Area briefs
February 16, 2002
 Forum speakers to focus on violence against women  Campus groups offering Spring Break alternatives  LMH plans baby class to educate new dads  Wellsville fire chief faces obstruction charges
World Online report: Lackluster Jayhawks beat Bears, 87-72
February 16, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:30 p.m.) The kid brothers of Nick Collison and Keith Langford sat in with the student section. The way the big Jayhawks were playing, the younger versions would have done just as well as their brothers. Kansas’ margin of victory only grew as big as it did in the game’s closing minutes, and Kansas came away with a respectable-looking 15-point win.
Bush renews warning to North Korea as he leaves for Asia
February 16, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 10:41 a.m.) President Bush said Saturday he planned to remind the world during a visit to the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone that North Korea seeks to “threaten freedom with weapons of mass destruction.”
LeClair lands trick, Dunham shutout in 6-0 rout
February 16, 2002
The Olympics draw a crowd that is enthusiastic but not all that knowledgeable sometimes. It took a few minutes for the hats to start to fly. Eventually, the red, white and blue-waving fans in the E-Center caught on that Flyers winger John LeClair had just scored his third goal of the Team USA Olympic opener, powering a 6-0 thumping of Finland.
People
February 16, 2002
 Sly sues over bad investment  Rappers asked to clean up act  Stalker’s appeal falls on deaf ears  Backstreet Boy buys big boat  Stone scouts Cuba for film ideas
Bush says US will not let North Korea threaten freedom
February 16, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 4:30 a.m.) In a star-spangled sendoff, President Bush told hundreds of fatigue-clad U.S. soldiers Saturday that “America will not blink” from the fight against terrorism and Osama bin Laden. He vowed to bring that message to Asia.
South Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Club news
February 16, 2002
The University Bridge Club announces winners of its Feb. 9 game, which was hosted by Ed and Hazel Stellmacher and Warren and Roberta Lesh. Winners of the blue group were: Dale Kring, first; Clark Bittenbender, second; Mildred Hoffman, third; Ed Stellmacher, fourth; and Phil Hawley, fifth.
Sprint’s value raises concern
Communications giant continues to cut jobs as shares decline
February 16, 2002
Despite having the country’s fastest-growing wireless phone business and other valuable assets, Sprint Corp. has been swept along in a decline in stock prices in the telecom industry, fueling rumors of more layoffs.
Lay-Bush correspondence reveals connections
February 16, 2002
At a time when major utilities in Texas warned against it, then-Enron CEO Kenneth Lay was urging then-Gov. George W. Bush to deregulate the state’s retail electricity markets.
Friends and neighbors
February 16, 2002
Bret Folks, 2, left, and Ethan Folks, 1, show their true patriotic American colors. Bret and Ethan are the sons of Mike and Jacqui Folks, Eudora, and the grandsons of Don and Brenda Dolina, Lawrence, and Margaret Folks, Eudora, and the late Kenny Folks. Jacqui and Mike Folks submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Around and about
February 16, 2002
John and Kristin May, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Quincy Marie May, born Jan. 12, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She has twin brothers, Carter May and Jackson May, 2.
s Chapel mixes history, religion in Boston
February 16, 2002
King’s Chapel has survived both war and religious dispute in its three centuries of existence and still manages to thrive in modern downtown Boston. A stop on the Freedom Trail  Boston’s popular pathway of historic sites  the chapel is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in New England.
LMH health fair scheduled for today
February 16, 2002
In recognition of National Heart Month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a Healthy Hearts Fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at LMH. This free educational event will feature informational displays from hospital departments and community agencies that promote heart health.
Barr finalist at Arkansas
February 16, 2002
Johnny Barr, Kansas University’s linebackers coach last season, is one of three candidates for a defensive post at Arkansas.
Nation Briefs
February 16, 2002
 MILWAUKEE: Six Rottweilers kill girl  PHOENIX: Boot camp director charged with murder
Club news
February 16, 2002
Horoscopes
February 16, 2002
For Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, those with birthdays today: Your daily life becomes a source of unusual activity this year. You get a lot done, but sometimes at the expense of organization. If single, you will meet many people this year. Whom you might choose now could be very different by the end of the year. Someone quite spectacular heads your way. If attached, your mate often will resort to extreme tactics to get your attention. Stop and plan more quality time together. ARIES triggers you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
s pesticide use
February 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kamyar Enshayan came to Lawrence to show city officials how to reduce pesticide use in parks and other public places. Instead, Enshayan said Friday, he came away impressed.
Horoscopes
February 16, 2002
Milosevic wants Clinton as witness
February 16, 2002
Heatedly rejecting charges of mass murder and deportations, Slobodan Milosevic said Friday that he would call former President Clinton and a host of world leaders to testify that he was the man who brought peace to the Balkans.
FBI investigates 2 job applicants at Iola facility
Terrorism task force checks postings by Muslims before Sept. 11 attacks
February 16, 2002
A terrorism task force is looking into the circumstances surrounding two unsolicited job applications sent to the Iola water treatment plant just weeks before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Honor Roll
February 16, 2002
6Sports video report: Shawnee Mission Northwest routs Free State girls
February 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State girls’ basketball game against Shawnee Mission Northwest.
City athlete of the week: Kyle Frank, Free State High
February 16, 2002
Frank went 3-0, including a fall, to win the 171-pound weight class at the Sunflower League wrestling tournament to become the Firebirds’ first league champion in the program’s five-year history.
People
February 16, 2002
Sly sues over bad investment Rappers asked to clean up act Stalker’s appeal falls on deaf ears Backstreet Boy buys big boat Stone scouts Cuba for film ideas
Eudora Middle School poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Accounting worries pull down markets
February 16, 2002
Wall Street fell back Friday as investors, beset by new accounting concerns at IBM, decided it was time to sell and lock in profits from the week’s rally. A disappointing consumer sentiment survey provided even more incentive to retreat. Analysts said the decline, while not surprising after the market’s big move up, reflected investors’ ongoing reluctance to commit until earnings are more certain.
Custard shops coming to Lawrence
February 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Lawrence is becoming a hot spot for frozen custard offerings. Two new custard shops are scheduled to open on the city’s south side. Culver’s Frozen Custard ButterBurgers is set to open in May at 3100 W. 33rd St., just north of Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill. Franchise owner John Olson plans to spend as much as $2 million on the project.
Former President Bush to attend Abilene event
February 16, 2002
Former President George H.W. Bush will participate in an October ceremony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in honor of President Eisenhower’s 112th birthday.
West Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Inclusive language at root of latest Bible dispute among evangelicals
February 16, 2002
Conservative Protestants often find themselves in theological arguments with liberals about the Bible’s historical reliability. But an unholy squabble over Scripture has erupted in recent days that pits evangelicals against each other.
Anniversary
February 16, 2002
Hay Donald and Marilyn Hay, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Elks Lodge in Ottawa.
Mexi-Kans moving into former Barb Wire building
February 16, 2002
A new Mexican restaurant and bar is looking to pick up where BarbWire Steakhouse left off. Mexi-Kans is on schedule for opening early next month at 2412 Iowa, owner Ed Hernandez said. It will have seating for 168, a room for receptions and special events, and a bar equipped with televisions and a full lineup of margaritas.
Effort applauded
February 16, 2002
To the editor: First off, I’m only going to comment on two things: 1. Having worked at FMC maintenance for 35 years, I can really appreciate how much the electrical people went through getting our electricity back on to our homes. A very big Thank You!! 2. To the folks who are griping about not having electricity for a few hours: Shame on You! You probably have no concept as to what it takes to get this job done under such horrible conditions!!
results
February 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High girls’ basketball game against the Olathe South Falcons.
comment in focus on Bush trip
February 16, 2002
When President Bush travels next week to Korea’s demilitarized zone, he will look through coiled razor wire at the North Korean state he condemned as part of an “axis of evil.” The provocative words in his State of the Union address heightened the drama for Bush’s stop Wednesday at the heavily armed border between South Korea and the communist North.
Central Junior High poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Eudora Middle School poetry entries
February 16, 2002
Innocent Lives A tragedy occurs and faces us,
Religion briefs
February 16, 2002
 St. John’s serves Lenten fish fries  Zen Center to offer one-day retreat  Mustard Seed sets water baptism  Corpus Christi sets ministry fair  Free Bible course available by mail
s vital to spay or neuter a pet
February 16, 2002
By Midge Grinstead There are many misconceptions concerning spaying and neutering cats and dogs.
Around and about
February 16, 2002
Luge exciting if you can find it
February 16, 2002
In a spectacular mountain setting, under a gorgeous blue sky, 14,000 spectators turned out to watch the luge event, and to try to answer the question that is always raised by the luge event, which is: Where the heck IS the luge event?
Church releases names of accused
February 16, 2002
In a growing scandal for the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Manchester on Friday named 14 priests accused of sexual misconduct with children over a quarter-century.
Young Poets Society winning entries
February 16, 2002
Accounting worries pull down markets
February 16, 2002
Wall Street fell back Friday as investors, beset by new accounting concerns at IBM, decided it was time to sell and lock in profits from the week’s rally. A disappointing consumer sentiment survey provided even more incentive to retreat. Analysts said the decline, while not surprising after the market’s big move up, reflected investors’ ongoing reluctance to commit until earnings are more certain.
wolves, 99-98
February 16, 2002
The Denver Nuggets are suddenly becoming a force on the road. Raef LaFrentz scored 30 points, including a driving layup with 3 seconds to play, to give Denver a 99-98 victory over Minnesota on Friday night.
Canadian pairs skaters now golden
February 16, 2002
The Canadians got their gold after all, not on the ice but in a late-night deal struck in a hotel suite. There are two Olympic pairs champions now, both their medals tarnished perhaps, but not as much as figure skating itself after the biggest judging scandal of the Winter Games.
Scouting news
February 16, 2002
It’s vital to spay or neuter a pet
February 16, 2002
By Midge Grinstead There are many misconceptions concerning spaying and neutering cats and dogs.
Barr finalist at Arkansas
February 16, 2002
Johnny Barr, Kansas University’s linebackers coach last season, is one of three candidates for a defensive post at Arkansas.
Russell, Mims win at Kansas State meet
February 16, 2002
Kansas University freshman Jeremy Mims won the 800 meters with a personal best time of 1:56.37 Friday at the Kansas State University Open, the Jayhawks’ final tuneup before the Big 12 Championships next weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
Kansas baseball team rallies to top Centenary, 2-1
February 16, 2002
Senior Jeff Davis scattered seven hits over nine innings and Kansas University rallied for a 2-1 victory over Centenary on Friday night. Davis, a Lawrence High graduate, struck out nine and walked three in a complete game effort.
Anschutz hours sliced
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has cut in half the time Anschutz Pavilion’s track is available to the public for indoor walking and jogging.
Jayhawk golf team finishes eighth
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s golf team entered the final round of the Taylor Made/Big Islander Invitational in fourth place, but the Jayhawks shot their highest round of the event and finished eighth Friday in the 24-team field.
KU seeking director for Williams Fund
February 16, 2002
Kansas University’s athletic department has been without a Williams Fund director since Scott McMichael resigned last summer, but the position should be filled sometime this spring.
Undefeated in Big 12, Jayhawks to entertain Baylor
February 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Six teams in Kansas University men’s basketball history have gone undefeated in conference play. The 2001-02 Jayhawks, 11-0 heading into today’s game against Baylor (3:05 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse), want to become lucky No. 7.