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Coalition forces launch weekend airstrikes in Afghanistan
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) Land- and sea-based planes launched airstrikes against enemy forces in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
Afghan soldiers discover bin Laden videotape
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) Afghan soldiers have discovered a videotape related to Osama bin Laden in a village south of Kabul, officials said Sunday.
Federal government now responsible for airline security
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) The government took responsibility Sunday for security at U.S. airports with a pledge to safeguard travelers while also treating them with courtesy.
Interim Afghan leader says more arrests made in minister’s slaying
February 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 8:11 a.m.) The leader of Afghanistan’s interim government said Sunday that more suspects had been arrested in the killing of the country’s aviation minister and vowed that the perpetrators would be dealt with “very, very sternly.”
People
February 17, 2002
TV no longer golden to this girl ‘Accident’ brought actress fame ‘Good girl’ hairstyles abound Conductor slated for Netherlands
Business briefs
February 17, 2002
Briefly
February 17, 2002
 Belarus: Arms sales merit stern talk from U.S.  United Arab Emirates: Report: Taliban moved millions before attack  Brazil: Vaccine recall affects up to 60,000 people
Births
February 17, 2002
 Jenny Dixon, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.  Ellen and Jim Hall, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.
Bookstore
February 17, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “The Summons” by John Grisham
Bookstore
February 17, 2002
Some members of former team land elsewhere, others remain in Lawrence
February 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No offense to Billy Tubbs, but Mitch Loper didn’t hesitate when asked what he missed most about Kansas University. “I miss going to basketball games, quite honestly,” Loper said.
aim
February 17, 2002
Even if terrorists never strike Kansas, legislation prompted by last year’s attacks could prove valuable. The reason is as simple as the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared.
Nation Briefs
February 17, 2002
New Mexico: Patriot missiles off target in test CLEVELAND: Another allegation leveled at congressman Tennessee: Fake-license defendant buried after fatal fire Los Angeles: Actor-director Bert Conway dies
Kidnapping probe hits obstacle
Investigation turns toward low-level militant; whereabouts of U.S. journalist still unknown
February 17, 2002
After aiming for the top and failing, investigators searching for kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl have turned their attention away from the confessed mastermind of the abduction to a lower-level militant who allegedly sent Pearl off to the fake meeting that led to his disappearance.
Peacekeepers fired on for first time
February 17, 2002
Peacekeepers in the Afghan capital came under fire for the first time Saturday, their commander said. Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, speaking at the grave of a slain government minister, prayed for an end to “the culture of the knife and the gun.”
Local briefs
February 17, 2002
 Haskell professor named to sesquicentennial board Haskell Indian Nations University professor Dan Wildcat has been appointed to the Kansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Commission, the advisory board for commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Kansas Territory in 2004. Wildcat’s appointment was announced last week by House Democratic Leader Jim Garner of Coffeyville. Wildcat, who’s taught at Haskell for 16 years, helped organize an American Indian education program in 1996, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Earth Day. _____________________________________  Crime: High school student’s arrest for threat called rare event The arrest last week of a Free State High School student for threatening to kill a bus driver was a troubling but rare event, the branch manager for Laidlaw Transit said. “This is not something that happens every day,” said Bob Osborn, who manages the Laidlaw bus depot serving Lawrence public schools. Lawrence Police arrested an 18-year-old male on disorderly conduct, criminal threat and criminal trespassing. On Tuesday, the student allegedly threatened to harm a bus driver and students on the bus. The student had previously been banned from riding the bus, Osborn said. The latest incident occurred when the student tried to resume riding without permission. _____________________________________  Politics: Sen. Roberts to pay visit to Lawrence, area cities U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will visit Lawrence, Topeka and Overland Park this week. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Roberts is set to speak at a Kansas Association of School Boards seminar at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 17th and Western streets, Topeka. He will visit fifth-grade environmental labs at Williams Science & Fine Arts Elementary Magnet School, 301 S.E. Monroe St. in Topeka at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. At 1 p.m., Roberts will stop by the International Trade Seminar, sponsored by various Kansas chambers of commerce, at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Sixth and New Hampshire streets, in Lawrence. He’ll meet with Overland Park’s police chief, city manager and city council at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Overland Park Justice Center, 12400 Foster. _____________________________________  Snack time: Girl Scout cookie trucks on the road to Lawrence About 7,000 cases of Girl Scout cookies are on trucks heading to Lawrence with arrival slated for Monday morning, Lawrence Girl Scout cookie officials said. That means fans of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos and other favorites should be receiving their orders in the next week or so. For those who didn’t get a chance to order cookies, sales teams will set up at four Lawrence locations from about 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday and again March 2 and 3. The locations are Wal-Mart, Kmart, Checkers Foods, and Hobby Lobby Creative Center. At $3 a box and with 12 boxes per case, the 7,000-case order arriving Monday is valued at $252,000. The order is up slightly from last year’s 6,800 cases. About 70 percent of proceeds stay with the local Girl Scout council to support Girl Scouting. A portion goes directly to the group selling the cookies. The balance goes to the bakery to pay for the cookies.
30s artist
February 17, 2002
In a white shed filled with memories, Bernarda Bryson Shahn is touching up a painting she started 20 years ago. “When I finish it, I think I’m going to like it,” she says, staring at the canvas of a woman standing on Rome’s Appian Way.
Terps ready for second chance at Duke
February 17, 2002
Although he hardly qualifies as an expert on the subject, Maryland coach Gary Williams knows what it takes to beat Duke. “Sometimes, your best defense doesn’t always stop them. So you have to continue to score,” Williams said.
come in all sizes
February 17, 2002
The tagline for a new documentary film called “Curve” about plus-size modeling is, “You don’t need to be a size 2 to be a perfect 10.” It’s with that same confident attitude that designers and retailers are planning for a spring full of highly fashionable plus-size styles.
Skater Ohno takes silver after costly fall
February 17, 2002
A quick reminder from the Winter Games: The Olympics are still about the athletes. American Apolo Anton Ohno refused to give up his shot at four Olympic medals, rising up after a spectacular crash to take the silver in the 1,000-meter short track speedskating.
Free State boys edge Pioneers
February 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High junior center Keith Wooden hasn’t seen a lot of man-to-man defense this year. Leavenworth High tried it and paid the price in a 74-63 Free State victory on Saturday.
Business briefs
February 17, 2002
Faces and places Jennifer Burns, registered physical therapist, has joined the staff at Neu Physical Therapy in Lawrence, 1305 Wakarusa Drive. She has four years of experience in physical therapy, and has attended a course on the neurodevelopmental technique for treatment of neurological diagnoses. She spent two years as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Gambia. Burns may be reached at 842-3444.
Briefly
February 17, 2002
Afghanistan: Afghan soldiers discover bin Laden videotape Peru: 38 killed in bus accidents Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe throws out Swedish EU election leader Boston: Obesity becoming a problem in the world’s remote areas
LHS takes sixth, Firebirds finish 22nd
Lions paced by Armstrong’s top-6 finishes in 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle; Free State’s Brunfeldt places 6th
February 17, 2002
By Dennis Toll For Lawrence High senior John Armstrong, it was two days of a challenge accepted and mission accomplished.
LHS boys dump O-East
February 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus D.J. Watkins is no dummy. Captain of Lawrence High’s Scholars Bowl state championship team, Watkins can do the math. With two Sunflower League games left and leader Olathe South done at 9-1, he knew LHS needed to win its final two league games to share the boys basketball crown.
Big 12 Roundup: Cyclones blow past Cornhuskers, 85-79
February 17, 2002
There’s no place like home and playing lower division basketball teams. That was Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy’s assessment Saturday after the Cyclones defeated Nebraska, 85-79.
Local briefs
February 17, 2002
Haskell professor named to sesquicentennial board Haskell Indian Nations University professor Dan Wildcat has been appointed to the Kansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Commission, the advisory board for commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Kansas Territory in 2004. Wildcat’s appointment was announced last week by House Democratic Leader Jim Garner of Coffeyville. Wildcat, who’s taught at Haskell for 16 years, helped organize an American Indian education program in 1996, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Earth Day. _____________________________________ Crime: High school student’s arrest for threat called rare event The arrest last week of a Free State High School student for threatening to kill a bus driver was a troubling but rare event, the branch manager for Laidlaw Transit said. “This is not something that happens every day,” said Bob Osborn, who manages the Laidlaw bus depot serving Lawrence public schools. Lawrence Police arrested an 18-year-old male on disorderly conduct, criminal threat and criminal trespassing. On Tuesday, the student allegedly threatened to harm a bus driver and students on the bus. The student had previously been banned from riding the bus, Osborn said. The latest incident occurred when the student tried to resume riding without permission. _____________________________________ Politics: Sen. Roberts to pay visit to Lawrence, area cities U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will visit Lawrence, Topeka and Overland Park this week. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Roberts is set to speak at a Kansas Association of School Boards seminar at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 17th and Western streets, Topeka. He will visit fifth-grade environmental labs at Williams Science & Fine Arts Elementary Magnet School, 301 S.E. Monroe St. in Topeka at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. At 1 p.m., Roberts will stop by the International Trade Seminar, sponsored by various Kansas chambers of commerce, at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Sixth and New Hampshire streets, in Lawrence. He’ll meet with Overland Park’s police chief, city manager and city council at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Overland Park Justice Center, 12400 Foster. _____________________________________ Snack time: Girl Scout cookie trucks on the road to Lawrence About 7,000 cases of Girl Scout cookies are on trucks heading to Lawrence with arrival slated for Monday morning, Lawrence Girl Scout cookie officials said. That means fans of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos and other favorites should be receiving their orders in the next week or so. For those who didn’t get a chance to order cookies, sales teams will set up at four Lawrence locations from about 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday and again March 2 and 3. The locations are Wal-Mart, Kmart, Checkers Foods, and Hobby Lobby Creative Center. At $3 a box and with 12 boxes per case, the 7,000-case order arriving Monday is valued at $252,000. The order is up slightly from last year’s 6,800 cases. About 70 percent of proceeds stay with the local Girl Scout council to support Girl Scouting. A portion goes directly to the group selling the cookies. The balance goes to the bakery to pay for the cookies.
Kansas softball drops two games
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team was defeated twice during the first day of the Las Vegas Classic on Friday.
Horoscopes
February 17, 2002
For Sunday, Feb. 17: Those with birthdays today: You swing from one perspective to another. You will actively seek out others to hear their opinions. Others see your openness and, as a result, often confide in you. If single, a relationship will head in a new direction late in the year. Are you ready to settle down? If attached, you might add to your home or remodel. Don’t fight the inevitable. TAURUS serves as an anchor.
later abandoned, haunted
February 17, 2002
Atop a hill not far from downtown Hartford, the house where Mark Twain raised his family and wrote his best-loved works stares down at passers-by with an appropriate haughtiness.
Answers to the architectural quiz
February 17, 2002
1. Railing and stone trim on the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. 2. A dragon clings to the exterior of Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
What are you reading?
February 17, 2002
Sara Diediker, KU student, Lawrence “I’m reading ‘My Antonia.’ I really like it. It’s really descriptive.”
Bush appeals to Alaskans on oil drilling in sensitive areas
February 17, 2002
President Bush made a strong appeal here Saturday for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration, saying that such a move would start the nation toward energy independence.
s top-6 finishes in 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle
February 17, 2002
By Dennis Toll For Lawrence High senior John Armstrong, it was two days of a challenge accepted and mission accomplished.
Arts notes
February 17, 2002
Antiques session focuses on lures Musical traces life of Buffalo Soldier Topeka fest to show classic silent films ‘Vagina Monologues’ to play at KU, Washburn ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ auditions scheduled
Wireless ‘relaunch’
Sprint Corp. leads 3G revolution
February 17, 2002
Sprint PCS considers its rollout of “3G” the technology touted to revolutionize the way consumers use wireless devices nothing short of a relaunch of the 5-year-old company.
Leonard sings with ‘Blues’
Books use deadpan dialogue, unexpected plot twists
February 17, 2002
Elmore Leonard removes a cigarette from his mouth and blows smoke into the air as he talks about the bad guys who populate his best-selling crime novels. “It’s not that I like them. I kind of sympathize with them because they’re dumb,” the author says.
Build a child’s bookstand
February 17, 2002
One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the library with my mom. With all those adventures in the pages of books that lined the shelves, I fell in love with reading.
QU group to meet in Emporia
February 17, 2002
Kansas chapters of Quail Unlimited have lined up an impressive group of wildlife experts to address the plight of Kansas quail at the group’s annual convention next Saturday at the Best Western motel in Emporia.
Briefcase
February 17, 2002
Make the most of salary questions during interview Leadership: Teamwork sounds good to CEOs, but few listen Motley Fool: Name that company
Horoscopes
February 17, 2002
Free market should govern stock prices, not 401(k) rules
February 17, 2002
The most dramatic Enron news of late has shown former executives invoking the 5th Amendment or telling Congress that, gee, they hadn’t known anything was wrong. But the issue that’s probably most important in the long run for millions of Americans was addressed at a less-glamorous House hearing on 401(k) plans.
LHS boys dump O-East
February 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus D.J. Watkins is no dummy. Captain of Lawrence High’s Scholars Bowl state championship team, Watkins can do the math. With two Sunflower League games left and leader Olathe South done at 9-1, he knew LHS needed to win its final two league games to share the boys basketball crown.
Afghan soldiers discover bin Laden videotape
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) Afghan soldiers have discovered a videotape related to Osama bin Laden in a village south of Kabul, officials said Sunday.
GPS innovations coming at rapid clip
February 17, 2002
If you haven’t kept up with what’s new in outdoors electronics, get ready for what might be a shocking tour through a world of innovations.
KU survives Bear scare - Kansas 87, Baylor 72
Jayhawks ‘sluggish’ in victory
February 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore It sure looked like more than one Kansas basketball player had the flu on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. But believe coach Roy Williams when he says only Drew Gooden suffered from the bug during the Jayhawks’ sluggish 87-72 victory over Baylor.
Area lakes need limits
Inevitable shrinkage translates to fewer fish
February 17, 2002
By Ned Kehde Clinton, Melvern, Perry and Pomona lakes are all shrinking. “Even though it’s a natural occurrence,” veteran angler Blair Flynn said, “it isn’t a good sign for the future of our fishing.”
Some news moments become lifelong memories
February 17, 2002
By Calder Pickett We attach our knowledge of historical events to where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. I was working on the Topeka Daily Capital on one of my weekend shifts (I was teaching at Kansas University in those days) when the Teletype informed us that President Harry Truman had set aside the text of his speech and declared that he wouldn’t be a candidate for re-election in 1952.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 17, 2002
IN 1977 Kansans for Improvement of Nursing Homes, led by Petey Cerf of Lawrence, planned a formal request to Gov. Robert Bennett to create a committee to investigate the quality of care at nursing homes throughout the state. Mrs. Cerf was and remained a leader in the field of health care and its consequences.
Stop signs better
February 17, 2002
To the editor: I think that the roundabouts on Harvard are not a good idea. Fire trucks can’t get through, snow plows can’t get through and ambulances have to slow down to get through the roundabouts. Some people don’t know how to drive in the roundabouts. The roundabouts have been placed in small areas that are difficult to drive in. I think there should be stop signs. People know how to use stop signs.
Springlike weather can mislead plants
February 17, 2002
By Bruce Chladny By now you’ve probably heard that the most popular predictor of spring saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. And the long-standing tradition is if the groundhog sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter.
Willis takes his work, not the media, seriously
February 17, 2002
“How many times can you run down a street with a gun in your hand, screaming ‘NOOOO’?” For Bruce Willis, that’s merely a rhetorical question he poses over a light dinner between taping a “Charlie Rose” interview and a gig with his band.
t make British any smarter
February 17, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald We Americans tend to assume that the British are more intelligent than we are, because they speak with British accents. That’s why we need to know about the Turner Prize.
Bristling at the thought of cavities
February 17, 2002
Choosing free toothbrushes, paste and floss, Luke Pryer, 9, left, and his brother, Logan, 6, visit the annual toothbrush event at the Lawrence Public Library. Saturday’s program, meant to educate children and their parents on dental hygiene, included a marionette show, coloring contest and videos. The Pryers, from Jasper, Mo., were in Lawrence visiting family.
Helen Coleman Redd
February 17, 2002
Winner drives No. 3 car in EAS/GNC Live Well 300
February 17, 2002
No. 3 was No. 1 again at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt Jr., making his return to the Busch Series in a No. 3 car prepared by Richard Childress Racing, held off Michael Waltrip and Matt Kenseth on Saturday to win the rain-delayed EAS/GNC Live Well 300.
Chief of Dole Institute views U.S. presidency with scrutinizing eye
February 17, 2002
By Roger Martin As Richard Norton Smith tells it, there was this smug matron from Beacon Hill schmoozing President Calvin Coolidge. She shook his hand to death and gushed, “Oh, Mr. President, I’m from Boston.”
gives peek at home, garden shows
February 17, 2002
This week on “Home and Away,” host Cathy Hamilton, right, offers a preview of the 17th Annual Lawrence Garden and Home Show and Home Show 2002.
KU Basketball Notebook: Tape does trick for Boschee again
February 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore If Jeff Boschee keeps this up, he might consider taping his left thumb every game for good luck. Boschee, Kansas’ senior guard from Valley City, N.D., scored 21 points on 6-of-10 three-point shooting in the Jayhawks’ 87-72 victory over Baylor on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Helen Coleman Redd
February 17, 2002
Graveside services for Helen Coleman Redd, 98, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mrs. Redd died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at McCrite Plaza Health Center, Topeka.
Arts notes
February 17, 2002
 Seely, Howard pair for country show  Gallery owner to talk at guild meeting  Raven Bookstore slates two book-signing events
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February 17, 2002
Fishing for some species at Clinton Lake this year will be good, and for other species not so good. That’s the prognosis of Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for Wildlife and Parks, based on electrofishing and net samplings.
Printmaking professor makes KU debut
February 17, 2002
By Michael Newman Kansas University assistant professor of printmaking Yoonmi Nam, above, will participate in her first KU faculty show today through March 1. A recent addition to the KU art department, Nam comes to Lawrence following a year teaching at Washington University in St. Louis.
GPS innovations coming at rapid clip
February 17, 2002
If you haven’t kept up with what’s new in outdoors electronics, get ready for what might be a shocking tour through a world of innovations.
Grenade blasts in Philippines as U.S. presence increases
February 17, 2002
Grenade blasts ripped through a market and a movie theater in the southern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least five people as more U.S. troops arrived under tight security to join a growing American force on a new front in the campaign against terrorism.
Jewish settlement hit in suicide bombing
February 17, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber slipped into a Jewish settlement in the West Bank Saturday night and blew himself up in an outdoor food court amid scores of young Israelis. He killed himself and at least two Israelis and injured more than 20 others.
Some news moments become lifelong memories
February 17, 2002
By Calder Pickett We attach our knowledge of historical events to where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. I was working on the Topeka Daily Capital on one of my weekend shifts (I was teaching at Kansas University in those days) when the Teletype informed us that President Harry Truman had set aside the text of his speech and declared that he wouldn’t be a candidate for re-election in 1952.
Iraq is key piece of unfinished business
February 17, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group For more than a decade, Americans have been told by officials of three administrations that ending the deadly and unique threat that Iraq’s Baathist regime poses to U.S. interests was not urgent.
Big 12 Roundup: Cyclones blow past Cornhuskers, 85-79
February 17, 2002
There’s no place like home and playing lower division basketball teams. That was Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy’s assessment Saturday after the Cyclones defeated Nebraska, 85-79.
Books use deadpan dialogue, unexpected plot twists
February 17, 2002
Elmore Leonard removes a cigarette from his mouth and blows smoke into the air as he talks about the bad guys who populate his best-selling crime novels. “It’s not that I like them. I kind of sympathize with them because they’re dumb,” the author says.
Painted pottery proves popular
February 17, 2002
Spongeware and spatterware are two types of pottery that are often confused. Spatterware was first made in the late 18th century in England. Dishes  including cups, saucers, coffeepots and plates  were decorated with a border of spatters of color. The spatters were created by tapping a paint-filled brush.
s future pile up in wake of wreck
February 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Austin Turney calls it “an incredible piece of bad driving.” The crash of a pickup truck Feb. 6 through a wall of Riverside School did about $100,000 in damage to the one-story building at 601 N. Iowa.
Dozens of bodies destined for cremation found in Georgia
February 17, 2002
Investigators scouring the woods behind a crematory in rural Georgia found scores of decomposing corpses on Saturday, including at least 93 intact bodies and other remains scattered along the ground.
s groundwater challenged
February 17, 2002
By Dave Ranney Under Kansas law, all water is owned by the public; individuals or companies merely acquire temporary rights to use it. So retired librarian and longtime water activist Bob Hooper says he figures the public should have its say in what’s going on in semi-arid western Kansas, where precious groundwater supplies have been in dramatic decline since the 1940s.
Latest Williams out to make his own mark
February 17, 2002
Hank Williams III has become accustomed to seeing a concerned look when people realize he’s 29. That was his grandfather’s age when he died of a drug and alcohol overdose in the back seat of a Cadillac in 1953. Hank Williams Sr., whose country hits included “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey, Good-Looking” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” was on his way to a concert in Canton, Ohio.
Three Lions advance, including lone city regional champion Hultine
February 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Knocked unconscious at last week’s Sunflower League wrestling meet, a conscious Justin Stevens was determined to compete in the Class 6A regional championship match on Saturday against Olathe South’s Justin Dyer.
KU grad wins Oscar for technical achievement
February 17, 2002
By Jon Niccum While Halle Berry, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman were sweating about whether they would be nominated for an Academy Award earlier this week, one Lawrence native already knew he was a winner.
Richard T. Wilson II
February 17, 2002
Services for Richard T. Wilson II, 70, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Inevitable shrinkage translates to fewer fish
February 17, 2002
By Ned Kehde Clinton, Melvern, Perry and Pomona lakes are all shrinking. “Even though it’s a natural occurrence,” veteran angler Blair Flynn said, “it isn’t a good sign for the future of our fishing.”
New farm bill could disrupt market, says Kansan who voted against it
February 17, 2002
The father of today’s U.S. farm policy just voted against the next farm bill. However, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts was not alone in opposing the measure last week in the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority. Thirty-nine others joined him, including two Democrats.
Sebelius likely gubernatorial nominee
February 17, 2002
Democrats have assumed for months that Kathleen Sebelius will be their candidate for governor, but the rest of the party’s ticket for this year’s elections has been slow to emerge.
German media honors Giuliani for courage in wake of Sept. 11
February 17, 2002
A German official called former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani “the mayor of the world” Saturday, presenting him with his second European honor this week. Giuliani dedicated the German Media Prize figurine to the heroism of New Yorkers.
s manner
February 17, 2002
President Bush, still taking a crash course in diplomacy, is getting pointers from an unlikely trio: Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Democratic rival Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
School vouchers test separation of church, state
February 17, 2002
For Roberta Kitchen, the national debate over school vouchers is more about the education of her 11-year-old daughter than entrenched arguments over separation of church and state.
Survey tracks support for train
February 17, 2002
By Mindie Paget It won’t be long before transportation officials have a better idea who would ride commuter trains in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A survey the Mid-America Regional Council sent in early December to residents in Lawrence and other communities in the region is one more tool to gauge support for a proposed commuter rail line connecting downtown Kansas City, Mo., with surrounding cities.
Sprint Corp. leads 3G revolution
February 17, 2002
Sprint PCS considers its rollout of “3G”  the technology touted to revolutionize the way consumers use wireless devices  nothing short of a relaunch of the 5-year-old company.
School vouchers test separation of church, state
February 17, 2002
For Roberta Kitchen, the national debate over school vouchers is more about the education of her 11-year-old daughter than entrenched arguments over separation of church and state.
Share of marital property could be lost in repeated attempts at reconciliation
February 17, 2002
Twain house saw author’s gilded age
Home where Tom, Huck ‘born’ later abandoned, haunted
February 17, 2002
Atop a hill not far from downtown Hartford, the house where Mark Twain raised his family and wrote his best-loved works stares down at passers-by with an appropriate haughtiness.
Perfect 10s’ come in all sizes
February 17, 2002
The tagline for a new documentary film called “Curve” about plus-size modeling is, “You don’t need to be a size 2 to be a perfect 10.” It’s with that same confident attitude that designers and retailers are planning for a spring full of highly fashionable plus-size styles.
Grandma Moses exhibit opens at Tulsa museum
February 17, 2002
A major retrospective exhibition of works of artist Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses will be displayed Saturday through April 14 at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road.
Willis takes his work, not the media, seriously
February 17, 2002
“How many times can you run down a street with a gun in your hand, screaming ‘NOOOO’?” For Bruce Willis, that’s merely a rhetorical question he poses over a light dinner between taping a “Charlie Rose” interview and a gig with his band.
Grisly discovery shocks families
Dozens of bodies destined for cremation found in Georgia
February 17, 2002
Investigators scouring the woods behind a crematory in rural Georgia found scores of decomposing corpses on Saturday, including at least 93 intact bodies and other remains scattered along the ground.
Jewish settlement hit in suicide bombing
February 17, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber slipped into a Jewish settlement in the West Bank Saturday night and blew himself up in an outdoor food court amid scores of young Israelis. He killed himself and at least two Israelis and injured more than 20 others.
Grenade blasts in Philippines as U.S. presence increases
February 17, 2002
Grenade blasts ripped through a market and a movie theater in the southern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least five people as more U.S. troops arrived under tight security to join a growing American force on a new front in the campaign against terrorism.
Democrats eager for candidates to round out 2002 election slate
Sebelius likely gubernatorial nominee; other office-seekers uncertain
February 17, 2002
Democrats have assumed for months that Kathleen Sebelius will be their candidate for governor, but the rest of the party’s ticket for this year’s elections has been slow to emerge.
Proclamation ritual recognizes gamut of good causes
February 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis The year 2001 in Lawrence started with “Dr. Martin Luther King Week.” It ended with “Lawrence Home Care Month.” In between, the city saw 47 other special days, weeks and months including “Mathematics Awareness Month,” “Drinking Water Week” and “Breastfeeding Awareness Week.”
Richard T. Wilson II
February 17, 2002
Students named Truman finalists
February 17, 2002
Two Kansas University seniors are finalists for prestigious Truman scholarships. Rebekah Moses, Great Bend, and Derek Teeter, Oakley, were among the 200 finalists. Winners of the 75 to 80 scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for three years of graduate study, will be announced in late March or early April.
Leaders analyze Bush’s manner
February 17, 2002
President Bush, still taking a crash course in diplomacy, is getting pointers from an unlikely trio: Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Democratic rival Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
German media honors Giuliani for courage in wake of Sept. 11
February 17, 2002
A German official called former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani “the mayor of the world” Saturday, presenting him with his second European honor this week. Giuliani dedicated the German Media Prize figurine to the heroism of New Yorkers.
Actor breathes life into Hughes’ times
February 17, 2002
By Mindie Paget It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Author Langston Hughes on Saturday night borrowed these lines from Charles Dickens to describe his boyhood in Lawrence during the early 1900s.
Legislators must listen
February 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansans are sending a message about how much they value education; state legislators need to listen. Why should state legislators doubt that Kansans are willing to pay more taxes to support education?
Iraq is key piece of unfinished business
February 17, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group For more than a decade, Americans have been told by officials of three administrations that ending the deadly and unique threat that Iraq’s Baathist regime poses to U.S. interests was not urgent.
Voluntary recycling
February 17, 2002
Stop signs better
February 17, 2002
School choice key to ‘American way’
February 17, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Roberta Kitchen of Cleveland, Tracy Richardson of Pensacola, Fla., and Tony Higgins of Milwaukee are black and have school-age children. And they are enemies of the American way.
New farm bill could disrupt market, says Kansan who voted against it
February 17, 2002
The father of today’s U.S. farm policy just voted against the next farm bill. However, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts was not alone in opposing the measure last week in the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority. Thirty-nine others joined him, including two Democrats.
Disaster planner says antiterrorism legislation serves ‘Be Prepared’ aim
February 17, 2002
Even if terrorists never strike Kansas, legislation prompted by last year’s attacks could prove valuable. The reason is as simple as the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared.
KU men’s swimmers moving on
Some members of former team land elsewhere, others remain in Lawrence
February 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No offense to Billy Tubbs, but Mitch Loper didn’t hesitate when asked what he missed most about Kansas University. “I miss going to basketball games, quite honestly,” Loper said.
Terps ready for second chance at Duke
February 17, 2002
Although he hardly qualifies as an expert on the subject, Maryland coach Gary Williams knows what it takes to beat Duke. “Sometimes, your best defense doesn’t always stop them. So you have to continue to score,” Williams said.
Earnhardt Jr. claims crown
Winner drives No. 3 car in EAS/GNC Live Well 300
February 17, 2002
No. 3 was No. 1 again at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt Jr., making his return to the Busch Series in a No. 3 car prepared by Richard Childress Racing, held off Michael Waltrip and Matt Kenseth on Saturday to win the rain-delayed EAS/GNC Live Well 300.
NBA Roundup: Cavs’ Hill returns in victory over Bulls
February 17, 2002
Tyrone Hill was on the sidelines so long, John Lucas started calling the injured forward “coach.” Hill made it onto the court for the first time this season and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers earn a 114-101 victory Saturday night over the Chicago Bulls.
Hill returns in victory over Bulls
February 17, 2002
Tyrone Hill was on the sidelines so long, John Lucas started calling the injured forward “coach.” Hill made it onto the court for the first time this season and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers earn a 114-101 victory Saturday night over the Chicago Bulls.
People
February 17, 2002
 TV no longer golden to this girl  ‘Accident’ brought actress fame  ‘Good girl’ hairstyles abound  Conductor slated for Netherlands
The Motley Fool
February 17, 2002
 Last week’s answer  Electronic arts is in the game  God, stocks and paper clips  Tax advantaged accounts  Estate planning
February 17, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Roberta Kitchen of Cleveland, Tracy Richardson of Pensacola, Fla., and Tony Higgins of Milwaukee are black and have school-age children. And they are enemies of the American way.
Arts notes
February 17, 2002
Seely, Howard pair for country show Gallery owner to talk at guild meeting Raven Bookstore slates two book-signing events
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 17, 2002
Legislators must listen
February 17, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansans are sending a message about how much they value education; state legislators need to listen. Why should state legislators doubt that Kansans are willing to pay more taxes to support education?
OUR road?
February 17, 2002
To the editor: Gary Stussie’s latest letter (2/11/02) on the South Lawrence Trafficway takes Mike Ford, Haskell, 500 Native American nations, environmentalists and the Democratic Party to task for questioning the advisability of paving wetlands for “OUR trafficway.” I wonder who belongs in that category, “our.” Personally, I throw in with the wise ones. One wonders where Mr. Stussie wants to get in such a hurry? I am sure he has good intentions, but we all know where the road goes that is paved with those.
Top 25 Roundup: Rebels rip Gators, 68-51
February 17, 2002
Mississippi slowed the tempo, frustrating a quick and high-scoring Florida squad. Aaron Harper scored 18 points as Ole Miss gave its postseason resume a big boost by defeating No. 6 Florida, 68-51, Saturday.
Share of marital property could be lost in repeated attempts at reconciliation
February 17, 2002
wife and I have been separated eight times during our 10-year marriage. We both saw lawyers, and although I want to reconcile, my lawyer says that I should file a lawsuit to protect myself. How can I file for divorce and go to counseling and not look like a fool? In many states, a spouse’s property rights are “vested” with the filing of a suit for divorce or separation. With the stormy marital history you describe, if you don’t file, your share of marital property could be either lost or diminished. While we agree there may be a fine line between economic self-preservation and attempting reconciliation, we do not believe that several past separations is sign for a bright marital future. But, in the final analysis, you must make the decision.
QU group to meet in Emporia
February 17, 2002
Kansas chapters of Quail Unlimited have lined up an impressive group of wildlife experts to address the plight of Kansas quail at the group’s annual convention next Saturday at the Best Western motel in Emporia.
s mettle at Winter Olympics
February 17, 2002
From one of the most enviable vantage points of the Winter Olympics, Staff Sgt. Rafael Cruz Oyola sees what few ever will. But Cruz Oyola isn’t watching for skiers twisting and turning down mountains or snowboarders leaping and flipping.
Investigation turns toward low-level militant
February 17, 2002
After aiming for the top and failing, investigators searching for kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl have turned their attention away from the confessed mastermind of the abduction to a lower-level militant who allegedly sent Pearl off to the fake meeting that led to his disappearance.
TV exposure a boon to bluegrass
February 17, 2002
Television is the new best friend of bluegrass music, which was boosted by a hit film soundtrack last year but still gets scant radio airplay. Video play on the Country Music Television cable channel played a key role in the 2001 success of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, and the breakthrough of photogenic young trio Nickel Creek.
s fall fashion forecast: soft, rugged
February 17, 2002
There’s good news for the man who likes to get dressed without a fuss. Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and the Perry Ellis label launched New York Fashion Week with a parade of wearable, basic clothes.
Skating controversy too good to let go away
February 17, 2002
Despite efforts to resolve the figure-skating scandal, it continues to rage out of control here, at least in the media center, where riot police have been called in to quell fighting among roving gangs of Canadian, Russian and French journalists. As of this morning, 17 people had been treated for wounds inflicted by Bic pens.
s bookstand
February 17, 2002
One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the library with my mom. With all those adventures in the pages of books that lined the shelves, I fell in love with reading.
Nurses trying to draw attention to profession with art auction
February 17, 2002
By Jan Biles For Karen Roberts the term “the healing arts” has double meaning. She is a nurse practitioner who understands the art of caring for sick and dying patients, and she is an artist who understands the healing power of creativity.
Junior forward ties season low with 11 points
February 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Even Superman had a weakness. Drew Gooden’s kryptonite Saturday was the lingering effects of a nasty bout with the flu, which he’s struggled with since Thursday.
Bears coach likens loss to 15-round bout with Ali
February 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Mills Lane wasn’t wearing a striped shirt, Ferdie Pacheco wasn’t in Baylor’s corner and Larry Merchant wasn’t behind a microphone. Still, Baylor coach Dave Bliss couldn’t resist using a pugilistic analogy following Saturday afternoon’s 87-72 Big 12 Conference basketball loss to No. 2-ranked Kansas.
Do-it-yourself decorative painting adds interest to surfaces
February 17, 2002
By Carol Boncella Decorative painting is a fun and creative way to bring unique design elements into a room. Decorative painting produces surprising results that add depth, character, whimsy or drama.
Maryland clips KU in Ohio
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Maryland in a nonconference match Saturday at Jesse Owens West Recreation Center. “We came out real strong in doubles, but Maryland was really strong at the top of their lineup,” KU coach Kilmeny Waterman said.
s Sunflower Showdown
February 17, 2002
Allen Fieldhouse could become a home away from home for Kansas State’s women’s basketball team today. Kansas University officials expect a crowd of as many as 10,000 fans for the clash between KU and K-State, and, since the Jayhawks are averaging fewer than 1,000 fans a game, it’s quite likely the majority will be wearing purple.
s news show experts discuss Olympics, U.S. security
February 17, 2002
 ABC’s “This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts”  National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; Dick Button, two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist.  CBS’ “Face the Nation”  National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn.
t refuse Rosa Parks role
February 17, 2002
When the producers of CBS’ “The Rosa Parks Story” started assembling their cast, they wanted only one actress to play the role of the African-American woman who refused to yield her bus seat to a white woman in 1955 Alabama, a watershed event in the civil rights movement, reports People magazine.
Grandma Moses exhibit opens at Tulsa museum
February 17, 2002
A major retrospective exhibition of works of artist Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses will be displayed Saturday through April 14 at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road.
Site gets creative with painting ideas
February 17, 2002
Thomas Edison may have thought genius was only 1 percent inspiration, but he obviously wasn’t part of the creatively challenged masses.
Arts notes
February 17, 2002
 Antiques session focuses on lures  Musical traces life of Buffalo Soldier  Topeka fest to show classic silent films  ‘Vagina Monologues’ to play at KU, Washburn  ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ auditions scheduled
Turkey seminar set for March 30
February 17, 2002
On March 30, the Flint Hills chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Wildlife and Parks will sponsor a turkey hunting seminar at Camp Alexander, near Emporia. The seminar is open to anyone interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter, from novice to veteran.
Peacekeepers fired on for first time
February 17, 2002
Peacekeepers in the Afghan capital came under fire for the first time Saturday, their commander said. Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, speaking at the grave of a slain government minister, prayed for an end to “the culture of the knife and the gun.”
to franc
February 17, 2002
The first French francs bought freedom for King Jean le Bon, held hostage by the English in 1360. But by midnight today the franc won’t even buy a cup of coffee. Without fanfare or tears, France is preparing to say “adieu” to its old currency, to be fully replaced by the euro on Monday.
Campaign reform bill has weaknesses
February 17, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It was a famous victory. The campaign finance bill now has passed both the House and Senate and likely will become law with President Bush’s signature.
Praise for coach
February 17, 2002
To the editor: Coach Williams is an outstanding American! After he instituted the policy of having both teams remain on the floor for the singing of the national anthem, I wrote him telling him what a fine example he set for these young men by showing them the respect he had for our national anthem and flag.
Nation Briefs
February 17, 2002
 New Mexico: Patriot missiles off target in test  CLEVELAND: Another allegation leveled at congressman  Tennessee: Fake-license defendant buried after fatal fire  Los Angeles: Actor-director Bert Conway dies
Students named Truman finalists
February 17, 2002
Two Kansas University seniors are finalists for prestigious Truman scholarships. Rebekah Moses, Great Bend, and Derek Teeter, Oakley, were among the 200 finalists. Winners of the 75 to 80 scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for three years of graduate study, will be announced in late March or early April.
SAD is common winter ailment
February 17, 2002
I have heard that some people have depression that comes on during the winter months. Is this true, and do people with this type of depression need treatment?
110-year-old celebrates her fifth year as an American citizen
February 17, 2002
Consuelo Moreno likes her daily routine. She reads her Bible, plays with Pepe, her daughter’s Chihuahua, has an afternoon nap and takes a nip of Southern Comfort bourbon.
Government poised to approve low-nicotine, biotech tobacco plant
February 17, 2002
From cereal to corn chips, Americans consume a variety of products made from genetically engineered crops. They can soon add cigarettes to the list  new smokes are due this spring with tobacco genetically altered to be very low in nicotine.
Bush renews warning to N. Korea
February 17, 2002
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.”
times
February 17, 2002
By Mindie Paget It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Author Langston Hughes on Saturday night borrowed these lines from Charles Dickens to describe his boyhood in Lawrence during the early 1900s.
Proclamation ritual recognizes gamut of good causes
February 17, 2002
By Joel Mathis The year 2001 in Lawrence started with “Dr. Martin Luther King Week.” It ended with “Lawrence Home Care Month.” In between, the city saw 47 other special days, weeks and months  including “Mathematics Awareness Month,” “Drinking Water Week” and “Breastfeeding Awareness Week.”
Phenomenon of 40 years ago led to massive flooding along Kaw
February 17, 2002
By Mike Belt About this time of the year in 1962, the Ice Age seemingly returned to Douglas County. For several bitterly cold days in January followed by a rapid warm-up into February of that year, a 6-mile-long ice jam caused flooding along the Kansas River near Lecompton and threatened to flood North Lawrence.
Net worth helps guide financial decisions
February 17, 2002
Experts often ask how long you can afford not to completely understand what you have and what you need to map and manage your life’s goals. Regularly calculating your net worth Â- the difference between your overall assets and liabilities, helps chart your financial progress.
Nature series features pine forest
February 17, 2002
“America the Beautiful” is colorfully displayed once again on U.S. postage stamps. The fourth in the series titled “Nature of America”  an educational pictorial program promoting the appreciation of North America’s major plant and animal life  will feature a pane of 10 stamps depicting the Longleaf Pine Forest.
How many of these downtown buildings can you identify?
February 17, 2002
We walk and drive down Massachusetts Street all the time. That’s where the parades begin and where protesters vie for our attention, or at least a honk from our car horns.
Briefcase
February 17, 2002
 Make the most of salary questions during interview  Leadership: Teamwork sounds good to CEOs, but few listen  Motley Fool: Name that company
3G: Three questions, three answers
February 17, 2002
What is 3G? “3G,” or “third generation,” is an industry term for a collection of international standards and technologies intended to boost efficiency and improve performance of mobile wireless networks.
Three black actors nominated for Oscars after 29 years of mostly whites
February 17, 2002
It had never happened before, three black performers nominated in the lead-acting categories for the Academy Awards. Surely, it was a sign that Hollywood’s top honors finally were catching up with the nation’s cultural diversity.
Coalition forces launch weekend airstrikes in Afghanistan
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) Land- and sea-based planes launched airstrikes against enemy forces in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.
Federal government now responsible for airline security
February 17, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:23 a.m.) The government took responsibility Sunday for security at U.S. airports with a pledge to safeguard travelers while also treating them with courtesy.
Area Wrestling: BHS sending seven to state
February 17, 2002
Baldwin High produced three regional champions and placed second at the Class 4A regional Saturday at Burlington High.
Area Basketball: P-L boys top Lansing
February 17, 2002
Perry-Lecompton scored 49 points in the second and fourth quarters combined and dumped Lansing, 72-56, in high school boys basketball on Saturday. “That was huge,” Perry coach Pat Hupfauf said. “We haven’t had a winning season in 15 or 16 years, and now we’re 9-9 and we beat a team that was 12-3.
in victory
February 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore It sure looked like more than one Kansas basketball player had the flu on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. But believe coach Roy Williams when he says only Drew Gooden suffered from the bug during the Jayhawks’ sluggish 87-72 victory over Baylor.
s slaying
February 17, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 8:11 a.m.) The leader of Afghanistan’s interim government said Sunday that more suspects had been arrested in the killing of the country’s aviation minister and vowed that the perpetrators would be dealt with “very, very sternly.”
On the street
February 17, 2002
Do you agree with the decision to give the Canadians the gold? Evelyn Lupo, para-educator, Lawrence
Sound off
February 17, 2002
On holidays such as Martin Luther King Day, when Douglas County Senior Services Center is closed and Meals on Wheels will not deliver, how do the people who rely on those services eat? About 80 percent of the center’s clients are capable, on an infrequent basis, of taking care of those needs themselves, said Kim Wittman, senior meals manager. If they are not, center employees will make arrangements or make sure the client has a frozen meal.
Friends and neighbors
February 17, 2002
Four Lawrence girls attend a meeting of the American Association of University Women in Lawrence after taking part in the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. The girls received a scholarship from the association that enabled them to attend the program last summer. From left, Ariel Richards-Pearson, 15; Reagon Heikes, 14; Clarissa Wagner, 12; and Emily Coon, 12, all of Lawrence. Paula Greathouse 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.
Friends and neighbors
February 17, 2002
KU grad wins Oscar for technical achievement
February 17, 2002
By Jon Niccum While Halle Berry, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman were sweating about whether they would be nominated for an Academy Award earlier this week, one Lawrence native already knew he was a winner.
Painted pottery proves popular
February 17, 2002
Spongeware and spatterware are two types of pottery that are often confused. Spatterware was first made in the late 18th century in England. Dishes including cups, saucers, coffeepots and plates were decorated with a border of spatters of color. The spatters were created by tapping a paint-filled brush.
Hank III takes pride in musical legacy
Latest Williams out to make his own mark
February 17, 2002
Hank Williams III has become accustomed to seeing a concerned look when people realize he’s 29. That was his grandfather’s age when he died of a drug and alcohol overdose in the back seat of a Cadillac in 1953. Hank Williams Sr., whose country hits included “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Hey, Good-Looking” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” was on his way to a concert in Canton, Ohio.
It’s all in the details
How many of these downtown buildings can you identify?
February 17, 2002
We walk and drive down Massachusetts Street all the time. That’s where the parades begin and where protesters vie for our attention, or at least a honk from our car horns.
Campaign reform bill has weaknesses
February 17, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It was a famous victory. The campaign finance bill now has passed both the House and Senate and likely will become law with President Bush’s signature.
3G: Three questions, three answers
February 17, 2002
What is 3G? “3G,” or “third generation,” is an industry term for a collection of international standards and technologies intended to boost efficiency and improve performance of mobile wireless networks.
Free market should govern stock prices, not 401(k) rules
February 17, 2002
The most dramatic Enron news of late has shown former executives invoking the 5th Amendment or telling Congress that, gee, they hadn’t known anything was wrong. But the issue that’s probably most important in the long run for millions of Americans was addressed at a less-glamorous House hearing on 401(k) plans.
Net worth helps guide financial decisions
February 17, 2002
Experts often ask how long you can afford not to completely understand what you have and what you need to map and manage your life’s goals. Regularly calculating your net worth the difference between your overall assets and liabilities, helps chart your financial progress.
Nature series features pine forest
February 17, 2002
“America the Beautiful” is colorfully displayed once again on U.S. postage stamps. The fourth in the series titled “Nature of America” an educational pictorial program promoting the appreciation of North America’s major plant and animal life will feature a pane of 10 stamps depicting the Longleaf Pine Forest.
Accent doesn’t make British any smarter
February 17, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald We Americans tend to assume that the British are more intelligent than we are, because they speak with British accents. That’s why we need to know about the Turner Prize.
What are you reading?
February 17, 2002
Printmaking professor makes KU debut
February 17, 2002
By Michael Newman Kansas University assistant professor of printmaking Yoonmi Nam, above, will participate in her first KU faculty show today through March 1. A recent addition to the KU art department, Nam comes to Lawrence following a year teaching at Washington University in St. Louis.
Men’s fall fashion forecast: soft, rugged
February 17, 2002
There’s good news for the man who likes to get dressed without a fuss. Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and the Perry Ellis label launched New York Fashion Week with a parade of wearable, basic clothes.
Different strokes
Do-it-yourself decorative painting adds interest to surfaces
February 17, 2002
By Carol Boncella Decorative painting is a fun and creative way to bring unique design elements into a room. Decorative painting produces surprising results that add depth, character, whimsy or drama.
Springlike weather can mislead plants
February 17, 2002
By Bruce Chladny By now you’ve probably heard that the most popular predictor of spring saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. And the long-standing tradition is if the groundhog sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter.
Home and Away’ gives peek at home, garden shows
February 17, 2002
This week on “Home and Away,” host Cathy Hamilton, right, offers a preview of the 17th Annual Lawrence Garden and Home Show and Home Show 2002.
Site gets creative with painting ideas
February 17, 2002
Thomas Edison may have thought genius was only 1 percent inspiration, but he obviously wasn’t part of the creatively challenged masses.
Chief of Dole Institute views U.S. presidency with scrutinizing eye
February 17, 2002
By Roger Martin As Richard Norton Smith tells it, there was this smug matron from Beacon Hill schmoozing President Calvin Coolidge. She shook his hand to death and gushed, “Oh, Mr. President, I’m from Boston.”
Nurses trying to draw attention to profession with art auction
February 17, 2002
By Jan Biles For Karen Roberts the term “the healing arts” has double meaning. She is a nurse practitioner who understands the art of caring for sick and dying patients, and she is an artist who understands the healing power of creativity.
Answers to the architectural quiz
February 17, 2002
TV exposure a boon to bluegrass
February 17, 2002
Television is the new best friend of bluegrass music, which was boosted by a hit film soundtrack last year but still gets scant radio airplay. Video play on the Country Music Television cable channel played a key role in the 2001 success of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, and the breakthrough of photogenic young trio Nickel Creek.
Winter 1962: Anniversary of an ice jam
Phenomenon of 40 years ago led to massive flooding along Kaw
February 17, 2002
By Mike Belt About this time of the year in 1962, the Ice Age seemingly returned to Douglas County. For several bitterly cold days in January followed by a rapid warm-up into February of that year, a 6-mile-long ice jam caused flooding along the Kansas River near Lecompton and threatened to flood North Lawrence.
Irrigators’ control of state’s groundwater challenged
February 17, 2002
By Dave Ranney Under Kansas law, all water is owned by the public; individuals or companies merely acquire temporary rights to use it. So retired librarian and longtime water activist Bob Hooper says he figures the public should have its say in what’s going on in semi-arid western Kansas, where precious groundwater supplies have been in dramatic decline since the 1940s.
Kansas flight crew shows it’s mettle at Winter Olympics
February 17, 2002
From one of the most enviable vantage points of the Winter Olympics, Staff Sgt. Rafael Cruz Oyola sees what few ever will. But Cruz Oyola isn’t watching for skiers twisting and turning down mountains or snowboarders leaping and flipping.
Survey tracks support for train
February 17, 2002
By Mindie Paget It won’t be long before transportation officials have a better idea who would ride commuter trains in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A survey the Mid-America Regional Council sent in early December to residents in Lawrence and other communities in the region is one more tool to gauge support for a proposed commuter rail line connecting downtown Kansas City, Mo., with surrounding cities.
Black performers score golden year
Three black actors nominated for Oscars after 29 years of mostly whites
February 17, 2002
It had never happened before, three black performers nominated in the lead-acting categories for the Academy Awards. Surely, it was a sign that Hollywood’s top honors finally were catching up with the nation’s cultural diversity.
Patricia Jo Scott
February 17, 2002
Thelma Ruth Raab
February 17, 2002
Bush renews warning to N. Korea
February 17, 2002
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.”
Government poised to approve low-nicotine, biotech tobacco plant
February 17, 2002
From cereal to corn chips, Americans consume a variety of products made from genetically engineered crops. They can soon add cigarettes to the list new smokes are due this spring with tobacco genetically altered to be very low in nicotine.
More sales tax?
February 17, 2002
OUR road?
February 17, 2002
Celebrated actress can’t refuse Rosa Parks role
February 17, 2002
When the producers of CBS’ “The Rosa Parks Story” started assembling their cast, they wanted only one actress to play the role of the African-American woman who refused to yield her bus seat to a white woman in 1955 Alabama, a watershed event in the civil rights movement, reports People magazine.
Today’s news show experts discuss Olympics, U.S. security
February 17, 2002
Bush appeals to Alaskans on oil drilling in sensitive areas
February 17, 2002
President Bush made a strong appeal here Saturday for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration, saying that such a move would start the nation toward energy independence.
After seven centuries, France to bid ‘adieu’ to franc
February 17, 2002
The first French francs bought freedom for King Jean le Bon, held hostage by the English in 1360. But by midnight today the franc won’t even buy a cup of coffee. Without fanfare or tears, France is preparing to say “adieu” to its old currency, to be fully replaced by the euro on Monday.
Clinton Lake fishing should be spotty in ‘02
February 17, 2002
Fishing for some species at Clinton Lake this year will be good, and for other species not so good. That’s the prognosis of Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for Wildlife and Parks, based on electrofishing and net samplings.
Turkey seminar set for March 30
February 17, 2002
On March 30, the Flint Hills chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Wildlife and Parks will sponsor a turkey hunting seminar at Camp Alexander, near Emporia. The seminar is open to anyone interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter, from novice to veteran.
SAD is common winter ailment
February 17, 2002
I have heard that some people have depression that comes on during the winter months. Is this true, and do people with this type of depression need treatment?
Partisan purple crowd expected for today’s Sunflower Showdown
February 17, 2002
Allen Fieldhouse could become a home away from home for Kansas State’s women’s basketball team today. Kansas University officials expect a crowd of as many as 10,000 fans for the clash between KU and K-State, and, since the Jayhawks are averaging fewer than 1,000 fans a game, it’s quite likely the majority will be wearing purple.
Skater Ohno takes silver after costly fall
February 17, 2002
A quick reminder from the Winter Games: The Olympics are still about the athletes. American Apolo Anton Ohno refused to give up his shot at four Olympic medals, rising up after a spectacular crash to take the silver in the 1,000-meter short track speedskating.
Firebirds qualify seven for state
Three Lions advance, including lone city regional champion Hultine
February 17, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Knocked unconscious at last week’s Sunflower League wrestling meet, a conscious Justin Stevens was determined to compete in the Class 6A regional championship match on Saturday against Olathe South’s Justin Dyer.
Skating controversy too good to let go away
February 17, 2002
Despite efforts to resolve the figure-skating scandal, it continues to rage out of control here, at least in the media center, where riot police have been called in to quell fighting among roving gangs of Canadian, Russian and French journalists. As of this morning, 17 people had been treated for wounds inflicted by Bic pens.
Area Wrestling: BHS sending seven to state
February 17, 2002
Baldwin High produced three regional champions and placed second at the Class 4A regional Saturday at Burlington High.
Free State boys edge Pioneers
February 17, 2002
By Levi Chronister Free State High junior center Keith Wooden hasn’t seen a lot of man-to-man defense this year. Leavenworth High tried it and paid the price in a 74-63 Free State victory on Saturday.
Area Basketball: P-L boys top Lansing
February 17, 2002
Perry-Lecompton scored 49 points in the second and fourth quarters combined and dumped Lansing, 72-56, in high school boys basketball on Saturday. “That was huge,” Perry coach Pat Hupfauf said. “We haven’t had a winning season in 15 or 16 years, and now we’re 9-9 and we beat a team that was 12-3.
Top 25 Roundup: Rebels rip Gators, 68-51
February 17, 2002
Mississippi slowed the tempo, frustrating a quick and high-scoring Florida squad. Aaron Harper scored 18 points as Ole Miss gave its postseason resume a big boost by defeating No. 6 Florida, 68-51, Saturday.
BU ‘bloody and impressed’
Bears coach likens loss to 15-round bout with Ali
February 17, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Mills Lane wasn’t wearing a striped shirt, Ferdie Pacheco wasn’t in Baylor’s corner and Larry Merchant wasn’t behind a microphone. Still, Baylor coach Dave Bliss couldn’t resist using a pugilistic analogy following Saturday afternoon’s 87-72 Big 12 Conference basketball loss to No. 2-ranked Kansas.
Life, wine and potatoes invigorate widow of ‘30s artist
February 17, 2002
In a white shed filled with memories, Bernarda Bryson Shahn is touching up a painting she started 20 years ago. “When I finish it, I think I’m going to like it,” she says, staring at the canvas of a woman standing on Rome’s Appian Way.
Gooden slowed by effects of flu
Junior forward ties season low with 11 points
February 17, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Even Superman had a weakness. Drew Gooden’s kryptonite Saturday was the lingering effects of a nasty bout with the flu, which he’s struggled with since Thursday.
110-year-old celebrates her fifth year as an American citizen
February 17, 2002
Consuelo Moreno likes her daily routine. She reads her Bible, plays with Pepe, her daughter’s Chihuahua, has an afternoon nap and takes a nip of Southern Comfort bourbon.
KU Basketball Notebook: Tape does trick for Boschee again; Miles shines
February 17, 2002
By Gary Bedore If Jeff Boschee keeps this up, he might consider taping his left thumb every game for good luck. Boschee, Kansas’ senior guard from Valley City, N.D., scored 21 points on 6-of-10 three-point shooting in the Jayhawks’ 87-72 victory over Baylor on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Motley Fool
February 17, 2002
Last week’s answer Electronic arts is in the game God, stocks and paper clips Tax advantaged accounts Estate planning
Praise for coach
February 17, 2002
Jayhawks pop Centenary
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s offense came alive in a 17-3 whipping of Centenary in college baseball on Saturday. Just one day after being held to two runs and five hits in a 2-1 victory, the Jayhawks belted 10 extra-base hits to improve to 3-0.
Area briefs
February 17, 2002
Historian schedules visit to Lecompton museum Police seek robbery suspect ECKAN to distribute food items to eligible participants
Area briefs
February 17, 2002
 Historian schedules visit to Lecompton museum  Police seek robbery suspect  ECKAN to distribute food items to eligible participants
Briefly
February 17, 2002
 Afghanistan: Afghan soldiers discover bin Laden videotape  Peru: 38 killed in bus accidents  Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe throws out Swedish EU election leader  Boston: Obesity becoming a problem in the world’s remote areas
Briefly
February 17, 2002
Belarus: Arms sales merit stern talk from U.S. United Arab Emirates: Report: Taliban moved millions before attack Brazil: Vaccine recall affects up to 60,000 people
Briefs
February 17, 2002
 Voters organization chooses award recipient  Floodplain proposals to go to subcommittee  KU sets final exam
Briefs
February 17, 2002
Voters organization chooses award recipient Floodplain proposals to go to subcommittee KU sets final exam
County commission
February 17, 2002
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday 1100 Mass.
County commission
February 17, 2002
Agenda highlights  9 a.m. Monday  1100 Mass.
Lawrence commuter report
February 17, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence commuter report
February 17, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
More sales tax?
February 17, 2002
To the editor: Increase the county sales tax, they say? Has anyone ever looked at their utility bills, their phone bills? All have county sales tax. Utilicorp, Westar, SW Bell, Sprint, ATT, Sunflower Cable and the list goes on. Douglas County is not just the city of Lawrence, but Eudora, Lecompton, Baldwin and even Vinland.
On the record
February 17, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
February 17, 2002
Patricia Jo Scott
February 17, 2002
Services for Patricia Jo Scott, 59, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mrs. Scott died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her home.
Thelma Ruth Raab
February 17, 2002
Services for Thelma Ruth Raab, 84, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Raab died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at an Overbrook nursing home.
Jayhawks pop Centenary
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s offense came alive in a 17-3 whipping of Centenary in college baseball on Saturday. Just one day after being held to two runs and five hits in a 2-1 victory, the Jayhawks belted 10 extra-base hits to improve to 3-0.
Voluntary recycling
February 17, 2002
To the editor: An article appeared in the Feb. 9 J-W I still have difficulty believing. The article “Failure to recycle lands mom in court,” describes how a woman and four other residents of Newton have been fined for violating the city’s mandatory recycling law. Frivolous lawsuits have nothing on these cases.
Maryland clips KU in Ohio
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Maryland in a nonconference match Saturday at Jesse Owens West Recreation Center. “We came out real strong in doubles, but Maryland was really strong at the top of their lineup,” KU coach Kilmeny Waterman said.
Kansas softball drops two games
February 17, 2002
Kansas University’s softball team was defeated twice during the first day of the Las Vegas Classic on Friday.
Crash may hasten Riverside’s demise
Doubts about school’s future pile up in wake of wreck
February 17, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence school board member Austin Turney calls it “an incredible piece of bad driving.” The crash of a pickup truck Feb. 6 through a wall of Riverside School did about $100,000 in damage to the one-story building at 601 N. Iowa.