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Douglas County under severe thunderstorm warning
February 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:39 p.m.) The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 p.m. Tuesday for northern Douglas County, including Lecompton.
House panel approves 4 percent cut to higher education
Democrat has choice words for higher education cuts
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:04 p.m.) The House budget-writing committee on Tuesday approved a report that would cut funding to higher education, including Kansas University, by about 4 percent.
Two British peacekeepers sent home after Afghan shooting death
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:40 a.m.) Two British peacekeepers who allegedly fired at a car carrying a pregnant woman have returned home amid accusations the shooting, which killed her brother-in-law, was unprovoked, an official said Tuesday.
Philippine troops clash with suspected rebels
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:18 a.m.) Government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf guerrillas exchanged gunfire Tuesday near the base where U.S. special forces are moving in as part of a counter-terrorism training exercise, a Philippine military official said.
KU Basketball Notebook: Zerbe atones for K-State blunder, scores 100th point
February 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore It was, perhaps, poetic justice that Kansas senior Chris Zerbe hit the free throw that gave Kansas 100 points in Monday’s 102-66 victory over Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. “I figure it’s payback to the fans for letting the ball slip out of my hands in Manhattan. I blew it and tell everybody I blew it over there,” Zerbe said.
Cyclones awed by Kansas
February 19, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Perhaps not even the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers would have knocked off Kansas on Monday night. That’s conjecture, though. “The Lakers might,” Iowa State’s Shane Power opined. “The Bulls wouldn’t.”
Western earnings decline
February 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan A year after posting profits of $136.5 million, Western Resources Inc. reported losses of $20.9 million in 2001, a year marked by rate cuts, continued losses at its monitored-services subsidiary and a change in future accounting standards.
Theodore R. McCollum
February 19, 2002
Meriden  Services for Theodore R. McCollum, 20, Meriden, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Assembly of God Church, 2 miles north of Meriden on U.S. Highway 4. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Meriden. Mr. McCollum died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
On the record
February 19, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 19, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
February 19, 2002
IN 1977 The Kansas Board of Regents approved some $35,000 for repairs at Wescoe Hall on the Kansas University campus. Officials both in Lawrence and Topeka said the building had been plagued with serious design flaws since it had been built.
Medicaid fraud
February 19, 2002
To the editor: Juxtapose the cuts to the Department of Aging budget approved by the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week against Kansas’ D-plus efforts to prosecute Medicaid fraud (reported Jan. 16). The action guts a program that often keeps frail elderly Kansans at home. Yet the recent audit of our state’s Medicaid fraud unit, run by the attorney general’s office, found Kansas is doing a pitiful job investigating fraud and recovering Medicaid dollars.
In the halls
February 19, 2002
County Briefs
February 19, 2002
County road project to continue work Sign-up begins for road-dust program
County Briefs
February 19, 2002
 County road project to continue work  Sign-up begins for road-dust program
Column irony
February 19, 2002
Briefly
February 19, 2002
Afghanistan: U.S. general to help Afghans establish national army Washington, D.C.: Red Cross critical of Better Business Bureau SAN DIEGO: Cheney says Americans reassured by comments
Briefly
February 19, 2002
 Afghanistan: U.S. general to help Afghans establish national army  Washington, D.C.: Red Cross critical of Better Business Bureau  SAN DIEGO: Cheney says Americans reassured by comments
Briefcase
February 19, 2002
 Financial markets closed  Labor: Southwest plans to hire  Aviation: Airline, mechanics reach tentative deal before strike  Nebraska: Livestock auction business closes after 100 years  Clothing stores: Abercrombie suit dismissed, American Eagle announces
Autie Mae Jones
February 19, 2002
Overbrook  Services for Autie Mae Jones, 88, Overbrook, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Overbrook United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb.
Area briefs
February 19, 2002
 Child development group to sponsor mini-conference  Foundation enables Baker to sponsor wellness festival  Ottawa University graduate to speak about stereotypes
Area briefs
February 19, 2002
Child development group to sponsor mini-conference Foundation enables Baker to sponsor wellness festival Ottawa University graduate to speak about stereotypes
NYC paramedic won’t use sled with WTC tribute
February 19, 2002
New York City paramedic Michael Voudouris will be speeding down the skeleton chute at the Olympics. The Twin Towers won’t make the trip with him. Voudouris, who has dual citizenship and competes for Greece, said Monday the International Bobsled Federation rejected his request to race with a picture of the towers and other memorials on the bottom of his sled.
Houston mother accused of drownings goes to trial
February 19, 2002
Andrea Yates had a history of suicide attempts and was so psychotic that her delusions drove her to drown her children in their bathtub, Yates’ attorney told jurors Monday as her capital murder trial got under way.
Peru high court upholds American’s terrorism sentence
February 19, 2002
Peru’s highest court has upheld a 20-year prison sentence against American Lori Berenson for collaborating with leftist rebels in a thwarted plot to seize Congress, the presiding justice said Monday. The ruling was her last option for appeal under Peruvian law.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame nears closing
Legislation proposes making mandatory regent school contributions
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Officials with the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Abilene said Monday the facility will go out of business unless lawmakers approve a bill imposing a $1 surcharge on tickets to designated athletic events at regents schools, including Kansas University.
Gruden headed to Bucs
Tampa Bay reportedly gives five-year, $17.5-million deal
February 19, 2002
Tampa Bay’s long, embarrassing search for a coach ended Monday with the hiring of Jon Gruden, one of the elite candidates they had sought all along. “I’m glad we finally got this out of the way and we can move forward,” said Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks, one of several Tampa Bay players who have expressed concern about the damage the search has done to the franchise’s image.
Bush hails ‘Pacific Century’
February 19, 2002
Sketching a vision of peace and prosperity for the Asian-Pacific region, President Bush today urged a stronger, tighter alliance with Japan to ensure a new “Pacific Century.” Bush, addressing the Japanese parliament on the third day of a weeklong tour of Asia, praised Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his nation for their help fighting the worldwide war on terrorism and asked for their continued support.
Ladies figure skating opens tonight
February 19, 2002
The women’s singles figure skating competition begins with the short program tonight. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. CST on NBC, Sunflower Broadband channels 8 and 14.
Skate judging ‘revolution’ proposed
February 19, 2002
Acting quickly to reform a judging system that scandalized the Winter Olympics, the head of the figure skating union proposed a revolutionary point system Monday to reduce the chance of vote-swapping.
Kansas’ Gooden feeling much better
February 19, 2002
By David Mitchell Iowa State was just what the doctor ordered. Clinching a share of the Big 12 Conference basketball title didn’t hurt either. Kansas, playing its first game since regaining the No. 1 ranking, hammered Iowa State, 102-66, on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Plan shifts county to 2nd
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence residents would have a different congressman one of the most conservative in the nation under a redistricting map approved Monday by Republican legislators. The proposal would move the city of Lawrence from the 3rd Congressional District, currently represented by Dennis Moore, Kansas’ only Democratic congressional representative, into the 2nd District, which is represented by Jim Ryun, a Republican who consistently is rated one of the most conservative members of Congress.
Iranian foreign minister denies al-Qaida fighters in Iran
February 19, 2002
There are no al-Qaida members among more than 100 people detained after crossing into Iran from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told journalists Monday. He said most are women and children.
Andersen internal probe close to complete for Enron
February 19, 2002
Faced with speculation about a promised internal report into how its employees went about destroying documents relating to client Enron Corp., accounting giant Andersen and its law firm were hurriedly putting the finishing touches to their investigation Monday.
Baker’s leading scorer a Jayhawk
Schwerman sparks Wildcats on court while soaring for KU in classroom
February 19, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There is a basketball player that goes to Kansas University who averages nearly as many points as KU’s Drew Gooden, and has had a late-season explosion comparable to that of Kirk Hinrich.
Ciena to buy telecom company ONI
February 19, 2002
Optical networking equipment maker Ciena Corp. said Monday it would acquire telecommunications company ONI Systems in a deal valued at $900 million. The sale would give Ciena access to San Jose, Calif.-based ONI’s metropolitan networks, the system of optical equipment that connects individual and corporate clients to long-distance networks.
Funds may limit WSU improvements
February 19, 2002
State lawmakers said they would push for $30 million to improve aviation research facilities at Wichita State University, but they’re not sure the money will be there. “It’s just simply a matter of the financial condition of the state,” said Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Western earnings decline
February 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan A year after posting profits of $136.5 million, Western Resources Inc. reported losses of $20.9 million in 2001, a year marked by rate cuts, continued losses at its monitored-services subsidiary and a change in future accounting standards.
Media urge passage of shield law
February 19, 2002
Media organizations urged a House committee Monday to endorse a proposed shield law for reporters who use confidential sources, but some legislators were skeptical. The bill before the Federal and State Affairs Committee would prevent reporters from being forced to disclose the identity of their sources in court, before a grand jury or in other legal proceedings.
Senator proposes ag clinic
KU law school would provide legal advice to farmers
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A state senator said Monday he wanted Kansas University’s School of Law to start helping farmers navigate the complex legal world of agriculture. A resolution by Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, would urge KU officials to establish an agriculture law teaching professorship and agriculture law clinic.
State budget shortfall worsens
Lack of incoming funds darkens picture by more than $1 million daily
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Every day, Gov. Bill Graves’ budget director, Duane Goossen, receives a fax from the Kansas Department of Revenue that shows how much is in the state’s till. Every day, the news gets worse.
Olympics roundup: United States takes break from medals parade
February 19, 2002
And on the 10th day, they rested at least from climbing the medal stand. The U.S. Winter Olympic team, following an unprecedented stretch of at least one medal for nine straight days at its first home games in 22 years, didn’t win a gold, silver or bronze Monday appropriately enough, a national holiday.
NCS Pearson to open center
Displaced Sprint PCS workers could be among 100 to be hired
February 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan NCS Pearson will hire about 100 people to run a new call center in Lawrence for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, company officials said Monday. And Sprint PCS workers in Lawrence, whose downtown call center is scheduled to close by May 31, will be welcome to apply.
Common law marriage comes under legislative fire
February 19, 2002
Testimony from a 16-year-old southeast Kansas girl helped move the Senate Judiciary Committee to endorse a bill Monday ending common law marriage. Sara Shelton, of Buffalo, told of giving birth to two children by a family acquaintance by age 14.
Home-buying season begins
February 19, 2002
By Karen Bledsoe The best time to put your house on the market is now until the end of August, area real estate professionals say. “Buyers and sellers want to get their kids situated before a new school year starts,” said Bryan Hedges, president of Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate, 1037 Vt.
Alfred H. Cook
February 19, 2002
Autie Mae Jones
February 19, 2002
Scott services
February 19, 2002
Leawood couple sues after learning their home was scene of grisly murder
February 19, 2002
Pam and John Westhoff followed the news reports of a grisly killing in Leawood an elderly man beaten to death with a baseball bat, his new wife badly injured. Eighteen months later, they bought a house in Leawood.
KU rips ISU, clips net - Kansas 102, Iowa State 66
Jayhawks snare share of Big 12 title, leave symbolic strands
February 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas did cut the net on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Actually, to be more specific, the Jayhawk players and coaches sliced all but two strands of the north end zone net after clubbing Iowa State, 102-66, and gaining at least a share of the Big 12 Conference title with three games to play.
Student killed driving wrong way
Exchange student’s car collided with two other vehicles
February 19, 2002
A foreign exchange student driving the wrong way on a freeway was killed when his car collided with two other vehicles, police said. Tom Kariuki, 20, a Kenyan exchange student at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, was killed in the accident Sunday morning on the Kellogg freeway near downtown Wichita.
Medicaid fraud
February 19, 2002
U.S. must show resolve against Saddam
February 19, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers So now we know where the administration wants to take Phase Two of the war on terrorism. The word from Washington is that President Bush has decided Saddam Hussein must be ousted.
Ottawa women win in double overtime
February 19, 2002
After trailing by seven at halftime, Ottawa University rallied to force not one, but two overtimes in a 75-73 women’s basketball victory over Kansas Wesleyan Monday. The Braves made more free throws (26) than shots from the floor (22), and almost attempted as many free throws (40) as shots (50).
Reamon named coach of year
February 19, 2002
Lawrence High’s Dick Reamon has been named boys cross country coach of the year by Kansas high school cross country coaches. Reamon guided LHS to a second-place finish at the Class 6A state meet in the fall.
HINU women drop season finale
February 19, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team ended its season with a 72-51 loss to Kansas Newman on Monday night. Senior Charlotte Salabiye led HINU with 17 points, and junior Melissa Mossett added 13.
Area Basketball: Chargers sweep Immac
February 19, 2002
Trailing by one at halftime, Santa Fe Trail scored 37 second-half points to defeat Leavenworth Immaculata, 59-40, in girls basketball Monday. “The second half we really took care of the ball and went after ‘em,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said.
Valuations will show smaller increase
February 19, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County homeowners should see smaller increases in the value of their property this year. It’s too early to say how that will translate to tax bills, though. County commissioners Monday were told that slower growth in property values could squeeze an already tight county budget.
Friends and neighbors
February 19, 2002
Girl Scout Troop No. 677, from Centennial School, gathers after its guest speaker, Ellie Baer, discussed her professional figure skating career during its December 2001 meeting. Baer’s mother, Helen Heen, who was also a professional figure skater and U.S. figure skating judge, also attended the meeting. Back row, from left, Ellie Baer, Shelly Pearse, Courtney Davidson, Bailey Carlson and Jessie Davidson. Front row, Katie Hampton, Julia Harris, Helene Heen and Bobbi Jo Speicher. Not pictured are Jane Goulding and Ashley Mather. Troop leader Lucy Harris submitted the picture. 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.
for Firebirds tonight
February 19, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Following back-to-back victories over Sunflower League front-runner Olathe South and third-place Olathe East, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis hopes there’s enough left in his team’s tank for the final week of the regular season.
Lawrence High girls pull away from FSHS - LHS 52, Free State 42
February 19, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Current members of Lawrence High’s girls basketball team never knew what it felt like to beat Free State  until Monday. The Lions shook off a sluggish first half and controlled the final six minutes of the game to claim a 52-42 nonleague victory over the Firebirds at LHS.
Holocaust suvivors call for boycott of Jewish Museum during controversial exhibit
February 19, 2002
Some Holocaust survivors have threatened to boycott an upcoming exhibit of Holocaust-related art that features a depiction of a concentration camp built from Lego blocks.
Column irony
February 19, 2002
To the editor: There was a bit of irony in Friday’s Journal-World. In a story on the sports front (“Williams disappointed by flag flap”), Gary Bedore reported how upset men’s basketball coach Roy Williams was upon reading a column in Tuesday’s University Daily Kansan.
KU law school would provide legal advice to farmers
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A state senator said Monday he wanted Kansas University’s School of Law to start helping farmers navigate the complex legal world of agriculture. A resolution by Sen. Derek Schmidt, R-Independence, would urge KU officials to establish an agriculture law teaching professorship and agriculture law clinic.
Funds may limit WSU improvements
February 19, 2002
State lawmakers said they would push for $30 million to improve aviation research facilities at Wichita State University, but they’re not sure the money will be there. “It’s just simply a matter of the financial condition of the state,” said Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
On the street
February 19, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is your favorite type of Girl Scout cookie?
More than 20 tenants displaced by blaze
February 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Mike Brien was awakened about 1:30 a.m. Monday by a police officer pounding on his apartment door. His building was on fire; he had to get out. “I got some clothes on and threw some things in a duffel bag and got out,” Brien, 37, said a few hours later as he stood outside Coach Light Apartments, 1002 W. 24th St.
Two years before first primary, leading Democrats hit the road
February 19, 2002
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., hopped a plane Saturday morning for California, delivered a speech to the state Democratic convention, met with a few important people, raised some money and planned to be home before sundown Sunday night.
Anderson internal probe close to complete for Enron
February 19, 2002
Faced with speculation about a promised internal report into how its employees went about destroying documents relating to client Enron Corp., accounting giant Andersen and its law firm were hurriedly putting the finishing touches to their investigation Monday.
Iranian foreign minister denies al-Qaida fighters in Iran
February 19, 2002
There are no al-Qaida members among more than 100 people detained after crossing into Iran from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told journalists Monday. He said most are women and children.
Sans coach, Kwan ready for run at gold
February 19, 2002
It doesn’t matter now that Michelle Kwan doesn’t have a coach to sit beside her in the kiss-and-cry area. Or that Russians Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya endured inconsistent seasons. Forget, too, Sarah Hughes’ flutzes and Sasha Cohen’s unsuccessful attempts to land a quadruple jump.
Sound off
February 19, 2002
With all the budget problems in education, why aren’t secondary sports programs ever mentioned? It seems to benefit only a few of the students. Lawrence schools Supt. Randy Weseman said the district’s budget committee has been gathering information about athletics expenditures at the four junior highs and two high schools.
t use sled with WTC tribute
February 19, 2002
New York City paramedic Michael Voudouris will be speeding down the skeleton chute at the Olympics. The Twin Towers won’t make the trip with him. Voudouris, who has dual citizenship and competes for Greece, said Monday the International Bobsled Federation rejected his request to race with a picture of the towers and other memorials on the bottom of his sled.
Legislation proposes making mandatory regent school contributions
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Officials with the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Abilene said Monday the facility will go out of business unless lawmakers approve a bill imposing a $1 surcharge on tickets to designated athletic events at regents schools, including Kansas University.
Displaced Sprint PCS workers could be among 100 to be hired
February 19, 2002
By Mark Fagan NCS Pearson will hire about 100 people to run a new call center in Lawrence for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, company officials said Monday. And Sprint PCS workers in Lawrence, whose downtown call center is scheduled to close by May 31, will be welcome to apply.
s Sharon under pressure from home to stop bloodshed
February 19, 2002
In a sign that political winds may be shifting in Israel, a large group of retired military and security officers has called for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories. The group of 1,200 former officers also urged Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to immediately dismantle 50 settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The cookies have arrived
February 19, 2002
Surrounded by mountains of Thin Mints, Caramel Delites and Peanut Butter Patties, sorority and fraternity members from Kansas University help sort the 7,026 cases of cookies that will be distributed by Douglas County Girl Scouts. The delivery was made Monday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, and by mid-afternoon local Girl Scout troops were preparing to distribute 84,000 boxes of sought-after cookies to Douglas County residents.
From pedaling to paddling
February 19, 2002
Don Claus, a recent arrival to Lawrence from Salt Lake City, decided to use some of Monday’s great weather to do some paddling, so he loaded up his kayak and headed to Clinton Lake.
Democrat has choice words for higher education cuts
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:04 p.m.) The House budget-writing committee on Tuesday approved a report that would cut funding to higher education, including Kansas University, by about 4 percent.
Area Basketball: Chargers sweep Immac
February 19, 2002
Trailing by one at halftime, Santa Fe Trail scored 37 second-half points to defeat Leavenworth Immaculata, 59-40, in girls basketball Monday. “The second half we really took care of the ball and went after ‘em,” SFT coach Brenda Dahl said.
Tampa Bay reportedly gives five-year, $17.5-million deal
February 19, 2002
Tampa Bay’s long, embarrassing search for a coach ended Monday with the hiring of Jon Gruden, one of the elite candidates they had sought all along. “I’m glad we finally got this out of the way and we can move forward,” said Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks, one of several Tampa Bay players who have expressed concern about the damage the search has done to the franchise’s image.
Gooden feeling much better
February 19, 2002
By David Mitchell Iowa State was just what the doctor ordered. Clinching a share of the Big 12 Conference basketball title didn’t hurt either. Kansas, playing its first game since regaining the No. 1 ranking, hammered Iowa State, 102-66, on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Houston Texans tap former Jayhawk
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University football player Sean McDermott was selected as the 14th pick of the Houston Texans in Monday’s NFL Expansion Draft. McDermott, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end from Arlington, Texas, was selected off the roster of the Tampa Bay Bucs who used him mostly on special teams last season.
KU baseball to take on Kansas Newman
February 19, 2002
The undefeated Kansas University baseball team will face Kansas Newman at 3 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks are 4-0, with a season-opening victory over Ottawa University and a three-game sweep of Centenary last weekend in Shreveport, La.
Jayhawks share third in Islander Invitational
February 19, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in a tie for third place Monday after shooting a 657 during the first two rounds of the Islander Invitational. KU opened the two-day tournament with a first-round total of 338, followed by a tournament-best second-round score of 319 on the 5,900-yard, par-72 King’s Crossing Golf and Country Club.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 6)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on his favorite KU memory.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 1)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on the demands shared between running a university and running baseball.
Ottawa women win in double overtime
February 19, 2002
After trailing by seven at halftime, Ottawa University rallied to force not one, but two overtimes in a 75-73 women’s basketball victory over Kansas Wesleyan Monday. The Braves made more free throws (26) than shots from the floor (22), and almost attempted as many free throws (40) as shots (50).
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 7)
February 19, 2002
Returning to baseball, Gene Budig, former American League President, states his belief that Major League Baseball is alive and well.
Philippine troops clash with suspected rebels
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 7:18 a.m.) Government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf guerrillas exchanged gunfire Tuesday near the base where U.S. special forces are moving in as part of a counter-terrorism training exercise, a Philippine military official said.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 2)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on what the recent budget cuts will mean to higher education in Kansas.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 4)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on making Major League Baseball competitive again.
KU Basketball Notebook: Zerbe atones for K-State blunder, scores 100th point
February 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore It was, perhaps, poetic justice that Kansas senior Chris Zerbe hit the free throw that gave Kansas 100 points in Monday’s 102-66 victory over Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. “I figure it’s payback to the fans for letting the ball slip out of my hands in Manhattan. I blew it and tell everybody I blew it over there,” Zerbe said.
In the halls
February 19, 2002
Asked at Central Junior High School What is your dream?
Alfred H. Cook
February 19, 2002
Shawnee  Services for Alfred H. Cook, 82, Merriam, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee. Burial will be in Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton. Mr. Cook died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 7)
February 19, 2002
Returning to baseball, Gene Budig, former American League President, states his belief that Major League Baseball is alive and well.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 6)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on his favorite KU memory.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 4)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on making Major League Baseball competitive again.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 1)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on the demands shared between running a university and running baseball.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 5)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments Tuesday in Lawrence on future cost containment demands on NCAA athletics.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 2)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments on what the recent budget cuts will mean to higher education in Kansas.
T.J. Anderson
February 19, 2002
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Abraham Lincoln tops greatest president poll Pennsylvania: Teen-agers charged for running speakeasy Florida: Study: 2001 not record year for shark attacks
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 5)
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig comments Tuesday in Lawrence on future cost containment demands on NCAA athletics.
Horoscopes
February 19, 2002
For Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, those with birthdays today: Keep communication open this year. Maintain a certain type of poise or diplomacy when dealing with others. Learn what to reveal and what not to. Often, you could be jolted by what you hear. If single, romance will bloom, especially after this month. You might decide you have met the right person. If you are attached, your relationship will intensify and warm up in March. Maximize the time through July, heating up the love temperature. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Home-buying season begins
February 19, 2002
By Karen Bledsoe The best time to put your house on the market is now until the end of August, area real estate professionals say. “Buyers and sellers want to get their kids situated before a new school year starts,” said Bryan Hedges, president of Realty Executives  Hedges Real Estate, 1037 Vt.
Ban sought for credit card sales
February 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Two bills banning credit card solicitation on university campuses are pending in the Legislature, but Kansas Board of Regents officials are hoping to strike a compromise with the bills’ sponsors.
Faith in Venezuelan leader plummets
February 19, 2002
In a two-hour televised speech to the nation recently, President Hugo Chavez asked Venezuelans to help him be nicer. “I call on everyone to help me sheath my sword,” he appealed. “Let’s put it in the memory trunk and forget it.”
s terrorism sentence
February 19, 2002
Peru’s highest court has upheld a 20-year prison sentence against American Lori Berenson for collaborating with leftist rebels in a thwarted plot to seize Congress, the presiding justice said Monday. The ruling was her last option for appeal under Peruvian law.
First witness in war crimes trial says Milosevic planned Kosovo invasion
February 19, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic ended a three-day tirade against “new colonialism” by the West, then heard the first prosecution witness in his war crimes trial testify later Monday about a Yugoslav scorched-earth plan to kill Kosovo Muslims.
proposed
February 19, 2002
Acting quickly to reform a judging system that scandalized the Winter Olympics, the head of the figure skating union proposed a revolutionary point system Monday to reduce the chance of vote-swapping.
Lack of incoming funds darkens picture by more than $1 million daily
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Every day, Gov. Bill Graves’ budget director, Duane Goossen, receives a fax from the Kansas Department of Revenue that shows how much is in the state’s till. Every day, the news gets worse.
Identifying evil
February 19, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Unpleasant as the word may be, it defines an atrocious condition and is a valid, appropriate term. President George W. Bush recently referred to three nations as constituting an “axis of evil.”
Cyclones awed by Kansas
February 19, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Perhaps not even the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers would have knocked off Kansas on Monday night. That’s conjecture, though. “The Lakers might,” Iowa State’s Shane Power opined. “The Bulls wouldn’t.”
Your Money: A look at home buying
February 19, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports every week on consumer issues. This week’s topic: Home buying.
Sans coach, Kwan ready for run at gold
February 19, 2002
It doesn’t matter now that Michelle Kwan doesn’t have a coach to sit beside her in the kiss-and-cry area. Or that Russians Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya endured inconsistent seasons. Forget, too, Sarah Hughes’ flutzes and Sasha Cohen’s unsuccessful attempts to land a quadruple jump.
NBA Roundup: Malone has fun with Cleveland fans
February 19, 2002
At age 38, Karl Malone still has plenty of fun making life miserable for opposing fans. Malone scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night then poked fun at fans who tried to disrupt his rhythm at the foul line by hooting, hollering and waving white balloons.
State still accepting comments about Ohio Street properties
February 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis The public hearings are over, but both sides are still trying to sway the state officials who will decide the fate of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. The State Historic Preservation Office (also known as SHPO) is taking written and phoned-in comments on the matter for another week, with a decision to follow two weeks later.
Dolls getting more racially diverse, but not without some discomfort
February 19, 2002
One girl is black, the second white. But Allister Byrd and Samantha Arvin say the same thing when it comes to playing with dolls. They love them in any color black, white, brown, you name it.
Theodore R. McCollum
February 19, 2002
Conan O’Brien’s former sidekick lands sitcom on Fox
February 19, 2002
Former NBC “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” sidekick Andy Richter didn’t want to star in anything warm and fuzzy. “I wanted something smart aleck-y, not the equivalent of ‘Everybody Loves Andy,”’ said Richter, who has a new sitcom, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.”
Artistic explosion
Workshop connects Lawrence students with their dreams
February 19, 2002
By Jan Biles Walter Morris’ dream was not deferred thanks to New York City artist Tim Rollins and his K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) project. Walter, a 10-year-old student at Centennial School, and 23 other Lawrence students recently had their watercolors displayed at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
DEA chief hears Kansas police’s meth concerns
February 19, 2002
Like most law enforcement officers, Salina Police Chief James Hill is frustrated in his fight against those making and selling methamphetamine. But on Monday, Hill could voice his feelings to Drug Enforcement Administration chief Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran.
Identifying evil
February 19, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Unpleasant as the word may be, it defines an atrocious condition and is a valid, appropriate term. President George W. Bush recently referred to three nations as constituting an “axis of evil.”
Loved ones finding various ways to cope after Pentagon crash deaths
February 19, 2002
A grandfather who lost two generations of family pursues legal action against those he holds responsible. Four cats, two college students and a baby help one woman fill the void created by her partner’s death. A man starts a new life without his wife.
Red tape ties up school leaders
February 19, 2002
By Chester E. Finn Jr. Hoover Institution Nothing matters more to an organization’s success than the quality of its leadership, and nowhere is that clearer than in public education. Twenty years of research have shown that effective schools nearly always have strong principals and that successful school systems nearly always employ effective superintendents.
Reform bill unconstitutional
February 19, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services To what can the orgasmic sound of Congress protecting itself from the sin of tainted campaign contributions be compared? It’s like the owner of a house of ill repute who, during a raid by the vice squad, demonstrates her commitment to civic virtue by firing the piano player.
Charges mount against operator as more bodies found at crematory
February 19, 2002
Grim-faced investigators on Monday unearthed dozens more corpses scattered around a northwest Georgia crematory, finding skeletons sealed in vaults and bodies that had been dragged into a shed. The count rose to 139.
Common law marriage comes under legislative fire
February 19, 2002
Testimony from a 16-year-old southeast Kansas girl helped move the Senate Judiciary Committee to endorse a bill Monday ending common law marriage. Sara Shelton, of Buffalo, told of giving birth to two children by a family acquaintance by age 14.
Valuations will show smaller increase
February 19, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County homeowners should see smaller increases in the value of their property this year. It’s too early to say how that will translate to tax bills, though. County commissioners Monday were told that slower growth in property values could squeeze an already tight county budget.
Merchants charging for everything during Games
February 19, 2002
This quaint ski-resort village in the heart of the Olympic action has gone out of its way to make you, the visitor, feel right at home, assuming that your home charges you $25 to park.
Schwerman sparks Wildcats on court while soaring for KU in classroom
February 19, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There is a basketball player that goes to Kansas University who averages nearly as many points as KU’s Drew Gooden, and has had a late-season explosion comparable to that of Kirk Hinrich.
Howard K. Smith, who helped shape political coverage, dead at 87
February 19, 2002
Howard K. Smith, the newscaster who gained prominence during World War II as one of “Murrow’s Boys” on CBS radio and ended his career as an ABC co-anchor and analyst four decades later, is dead at age 87.
Loved ones finding various ways to cope after Pentagon crash deaths
February 19, 2002
A grandfather who lost two generations of family pursues legal action against those he holds responsible. Four cats, two college students and a baby help one woman fill the void created by her partner’s death. A man starts a new life without his wife.
Hughes fan
February 19, 2002
To the editor: Thank you Lawrence!
Workshop connects Lawrence students with their dreams
February 19, 2002
By Jan Biles Walter Morris’ dream was not deferred  thanks to New York City artist Tim Rollins and his K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) project. Walter, a 10-year-old student at Centennial School, and 23 other Lawrence students recently had their watercolors displayed at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
s car collided with two other vehicles
February 19, 2002
A foreign exchange student driving the wrong way on a freeway was killed when his car collided with two other vehicles, police said. Tom Kariuki, 20, a Kenyan exchange student at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, was killed in the accident Sunday morning on the Kellogg freeway near downtown Wichita.
Leawood couple sues after learning their home was scene of grisly murder
February 19, 2002
Pam and John Westhoff followed the news reports of a grisly killing in Leawood  an elderly man beaten to death with a baseball bat, his new wife badly injured. Eighteen months later, they bought a house in Leawood.
KU vice chancellor to visit western Kansas
February 19, 2002
Janet Murguia, Kansas University’s executive vice chancellor for university relations, will tour western Kansas this week. Murguia will speak to Hispanic students Thursday at Goodland High School to stress the importance of education.
State still accepting comments about Ohio Street properties
February 19, 2002
By Joel Mathis The public hearings are over, but both sides are still trying to sway the state officials who will decide the fate of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. The State Historic Preservation Office (also known as SHPO) is taking written and phoned-in comments on the matter for another week, with a decision to follow two weeks later.
Ladies figure skating opens tonight
February 19, 2002
The women’s singles figure skating competition begins with the short program tonight. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. CST on NBC, Sunflower Broadband channels 8 and 14.
Two British peacekeepers sent home after Afghan shooting death
February 19, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 11:40 a.m.) Two British peacekeepers who allegedly fired at a car carrying a pregnant woman have returned home amid accusations the shooting, which killed her brother-in-law, was unprovoked, an official said Tuesday.
Your Money: A look at home buying
February 19, 2002
Karen Bledsoe reports every week on consumer issues. This week’s topic: Home buying.
NBA Roundup: Malone has fun with Cleveland fans
February 19, 2002
At age 38, Karl Malone still has plenty of fun making life miserable for opposing fans. Malone scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night  then poked fun at fans who tried to disrupt his rhythm at the foul line by hooting, hollering and waving white balloons.
s former sidekick lands sitcom on Fox
February 19, 2002
Former NBC “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” sidekick Andy Richter didn’t want to star in anything warm and fuzzy. “I wanted something smart aleck-y, not the equivalent of ‘Everybody Loves Andy,”’ said Richter, who has a new sitcom, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.”
T.J. Anderson
February 19, 2002
Meriden  Services for T.J. Anderson, 76, Meriden, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Grantville Cemetery. Rev. Anderson died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at Plaza West Regional Care Center, Topeka, after an extended illness.
Ciena to buy telecom company ONI
February 19, 2002
Optical networking equipment maker Ciena Corp. said Monday it would acquire telecommunications company ONI Systems in a deal valued at $900 million. The sale would give Ciena access to San Jose, Calif.-based ONI’s metropolitan networks, the system of optical equipment that connects individual and corporate clients to long-distance networks.
HINU women drop season finale
February 19, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team ended its season with a 72-51 loss to Kansas Newman on Monday night. Senior Charlotte Salabiye led HINU with 17 points, and junior Melissa Mossett added 13.
Dolls getting more racially diverse, but not without some discomfort
February 19, 2002
One girl is black, the second white. But Allister Byrd and Samantha Arvin say the same thing when it comes to playing with dolls. They love them in any color  black, white, brown, you name it.
Red tape ties up school leaders
February 19, 2002
By Chester E. Finn Jr. Hoover Institution Nothing matters more to an organization’s success than the quality of its leadership, and nowhere is that clearer than in public education. Twenty years of research have shown that effective schools nearly always have strong principals and that successful school systems nearly always employ effective superintendents.
Houston mother accused of drownings goes to trial
February 19, 2002
Andrea Yates had a history of suicide attempts and was so psychotic that her delusions drove her to drown her children in their bathtub, Yates’ attorney told jurors Monday as her capital murder trial got under way.
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2002
 LOS ANGELES: Suspect arrested with inactive explosive  Dallas: Study: Bypass a risk for women under 50  Florida: Gov. Jeb Bush: Daughter improving  Denver: State Senate president running for Congress
s meth concerns
February 19, 2002
Like most law enforcement officers, Salina Police Chief James Hill is frustrated in his fight against those making and selling methamphetamine. But on Monday, Hill could voice his feelings to Drug Enforcement Administration chief Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran.
Births
February 19, 2002
 Jim and Kerri Molzen, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.  Matt and Aimee Gardner, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday.
Reform bill unconstitutional
February 19, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services To what can the orgasmic sound of Congress protecting itself from the sin of tainted campaign contributions be compared? It’s like the owner of a house of ill repute who, during a raid by the vice squad, demonstrates her commitment to civic virtue by firing the piano player.
Lawrence High girls pull away from FSHS - LHS 52, Free State 42
February 19, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Current members of Lawrence High’s girls basketball team never knew what it felt like to beat Free State until Monday. The Lions shook off a sluggish first half and controlled the final six minutes of the game to claim a 52-42 nonleague victory over the Firebirds at LHS.
LHS will be ‘up’ for Firebirds tonight
February 19, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Following back-to-back victories over Sunflower League front-runner Olathe South and third-place Olathe East, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis hopes there’s enough left in his team’s tank for the final week of the regular season.
Two years before first primary, leading Democrats hit the road
February 19, 2002
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., hopped a plane Saturday morning for California, delivered a speech to the state Democratic convention, met with a few important people, raised some money and planned to be home before sundown Sunday night.
Holocaust suvivors call for boycott of Jewish Museum during controversial exhibit
February 19, 2002
Some Holocaust survivors have threatened to boycott an upcoming exhibit of Holocaust-related art that features a depiction of a concentration camp built from Lego blocks.
Western Resources sells KGE building to subsidiary
February 19, 2002
Western Resources has agreed to sell its KGE headquarters to its home-security subsidiary Protection One for more than $1.8 million less than it once said the building was worth. The sale takes place even as state regulators question whether Western is strengthening its non-regulated businesses, such as Protection One, at the expense of its regulated utilities.
Plan shifts county to 2nd
February 19, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Lawrence residents would have a different congressman  one of the most conservative in the nation  under a redistricting map approved Monday by Republican legislators. The proposal would move the city of Lawrence from the 3rd Congressional District, currently represented by Dennis Moore, Kansas’ only Democratic congressional representative, into the 2nd District, which is represented by Jim Ryun, a Republican who consistently is rated one of the most conservative members of Congress.
ere thunderstorm warning
February 19, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:39 p.m.) The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 p.m. Tuesday for northern Douglas County, including Lecompton.
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2002
LOS ANGELES: Suspect arrested with inactive explosive Dallas: Study: Bypass a risk for women under 50 Florida: Gov. Jeb Bush: Daughter improving Denver: State Senate president running for Congress
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2002
 Washington, D.C.: Abraham Lincoln tops greatest president poll  Pennsylvania: Teen-agers charged for running speakeasy  Florida: Study: 2001 not record year for shark attacks
Honor Roll
February 19, 2002
Scott services
February 19, 2002
Services for Patricia Jo Scott, 59, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Scott died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at her home.
You’ll pay to play at SLC
Merchants charging for everything during Games
February 19, 2002
This quaint ski-resort village in the heart of the Olympic action has gone out of its way to make you, the visitor, feel right at home, assuming that your home charges you $25 to park.
Reviews mixed for figure skating controversy
February 19, 2002
Damien Dreis of Seattle was so determined to witness Sunday night’s special medals ceremony for pairs figure skating, he “played the pregnancy card.” Damien and his wife, Debbie, didn’t have tickets for Sunday’s ice dancing at Salt Lake Ice Center.
Israel’s Sharon under pressure from home to stop bloodshed
February 19, 2002
In a sign that political winds may be shifting in Israel, a large group of retired military and security officers has called for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories. The group of 1,200 former officers also urged Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to immediately dismantle 50 settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
School board to study budget cuts
February 19, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is poised for major budget surgery. Today its members will take a good, hard look at the patient and perhaps decide whether they will need a scalpel or a chain saw to get the job done.
Faith in Venezuelan leader plummets
February 19, 2002
In a two-hour televised speech to the nation recently, President Hugo Chavez asked Venezuelans to help him be nicer. “I call on everyone to help me sheath my sword,” he appealed. “Let’s put it in the memory trunk and forget it.”
Ban sought for credit card sales
February 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Two bills banning credit card solicitation on university campuses are pending in the Legislature, but Kansas Board of Regents officials are hoping to strike a compromise with the bills’ sponsors.
Harlem No. 2” (also known as “Dream Deferred”)
February 19, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 19, 2002
Local briefs
February 19, 2002
 State enjoys warm weather Temperatures topped out at 64 degrees in Lawrence on Monday, and the rest of the state experienced varied temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. With her head wrapped in her long-sleeve shirt to keep the wind at bay, Butler County Community College freshman Sallye Dye sacrifices warmth for practicality during team practice on the El Dorado campus. “I forgot my visor and ear muffs,” she said, “and my hair’s so long I had to compromise.” _________________________________  Arts: Filmmakers to speak at KU Two Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers will speak Thursday at Kansas University. Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffmann will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Their film, “Long Night’s Journey into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation” was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award for best feature documentary. It also won best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The film features four cases brought before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee, which addresses human rights violations that occurred during apartheid. The lecture is part of the 2001-2002 Humanities Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Sosland Foundation and the Hall Center for the Humanities. _________________________________  Kansas University: Author to discuss work about survivors of Holocaust An author best known for her book on the psychological aftermath of Holocaust survivors’ children will speak Feb. 28. Helen Epstein, who wrote “Children of the Holocaust,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the ballroom of SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The book, which is widely used in university courses and by therapists, deals with second-generation and post-traumatic stress syndrome in children of Holocaust survivors. The free event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the department of English, the Hall Center for the Humanities, KU Hillel and the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. _________________________________  Crime: FBI seeking occupants of car seen near dead child’s home Kansas City, Mo.  The FBI is looking for the occupants of a car spotted in front of the home of a Boonville girl found dead last week. Eight-year-old Alyssa Owen was found dead last Tuesday along a gravel road about 8 miles north of Boonville. She had last been seen on Monday getting off a school bus at her home. The FBI has also been seeking Alyssa’s mother, Janice Marie Owen, 43, since last Tuesday. Agents interviewed a man in Texas, but FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Monday that agents have no suspects in the girl’s death. Lanza said witnesses twice saw a white or light-colored small car in front of the house Monday afternoon. The first time, around 3:15 p.m., the car was seen with a man and woman in it; the woman is not believed to be Owen, Lanza said. Neighbors spotted a similar car at the house around 5:45 p.m. Monday. That time, the car had two men in it. Lanza called finding the mother “the key to solving this case.” _________________________________  Fatality: Two die in highway wreck Fredonia  A Fredonia couple died when the van they were riding in collided with a truck pulling a cattle trailer, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Lee Whinery, 79, and Helen Whinery, 76, died at a hospital after the crash Saturday afternoon at an intersection of two Wilson County roads. The patrol said the van entered the intersection and was struck by the pickup and trailer, ejecting Lee Whinery. Two other people in the van were injured.
Olympics roundup: United States takes break from medals parade
February 19, 2002
And on the 10th day, they rested  at least from climbing the medal stand. The U.S. Winter Olympic team, following an unprecedented stretch of at least one medal for nine straight days at its first home games in 22 years, didn’t win a gold, silver or bronze Monday  appropriately enough, a national holiday.
U.S. must show resolve against Saddam
February 19, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers So now we know where the administration wants to take Phase Two of the war on terrorism. The word from Washington is that President Bush has decided Saddam Hussein must be ousted.
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February 19, 2002
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up
First CLAS dean candidate visits KU
February 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Job candidate Kip Hodges said collaboration among faculty in different departments would be a priority if he became dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hodges, one of four finalists for the position, met with students, faculty and staff during a forum Monday afternoon.
February 19, 2002
Sketching a vision of peace and prosperity for the Asian-Pacific region, President Bush today urged a stronger, tighter alliance with Japan to ensure a new “Pacific Century.” Bush, addressing the Japanese parliament on the third day of a weeklong tour of Asia, praised Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his nation for their help fighting the worldwide war on terrorism and asked for their continued support.
On the record
February 19, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Honor Roll
February 19, 2002
West Junior High School announces students who made honors during the first semester. They are as follows: Ninth Grade
First witness in war crimes trial says Milosevic planned Kosovo invasion
February 19, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic ended a three-day tirade against “new colonialism” by the West, then heard the first prosecution witness in his war crimes trial testify later Monday about a Yugoslav scorched-earth plan to kill Kosovo Muslims.
People
February 19, 2002
Rooting for Denzel Fighting for respect Court cool to Ice-T’s friend Marsalis starts own label
Horoscopes
February 19, 2002
Media urge passage of shield law
February 19, 2002
Media organizations urged a House committee Monday to endorse a proposed shield law for reporters who use confidential sources, but some legislators were skeptical. The bill before the Federal and State Affairs Committee would prevent reporters from being forced to disclose the identity of their sources in court, before a grand jury or in other legal proceedings.
Reamon named coach of year
February 19, 2002
Lawrence High’s Dick Reamon has been named boys cross country coach of the year by Kansas high school cross country coaches. Reamon guided LHS to a second-place finish at the Class 6A state meet in the fall.
Broadcast news pioneer dies
Howard K. Smith, who helped shape political coverage, dead at 87
February 19, 2002
Howard K. Smith, the newscaster who gained prominence during World War II as one of “Murrow’s Boys” on CBS radio and ended his career as an ABC co-anchor and analyst four decades later, is dead at age 87.
Hughes fan
February 19, 2002
Global warming plan proposed by Bush gets cool reception
February 19, 2002
Presented for the first time on the world stage, President Bush’s less-restrictive, business-friendly plan to address global warming received a cool reception Monday from Japanese leaders, who have been strong advocates of the Kyoto Protocol.
Western Resources sells KGE building to subsidiary
February 19, 2002
Western Resources has agreed to sell its KGE headquarters to its home-security subsidiary Protection One for more than $1.8 million less than it once said the building was worth. The sale takes place even as state regulators question whether Western is strengthening its non-regulated businesses, such as Protection One, at the expense of its regulated utilities.
Charges mount against operator as more bodies found at crematory
February 19, 2002
Grim-faced investigators on Monday unearthed dozens more corpses scattered around a northwest Georgia crematory, finding skeletons sealed in vaults and bodies that had been dragged into a shed. The count rose to 139.
Apartment fire kills 1
More than 20 tenants displaced by blaze
February 19, 2002
By Mike Belt Mike Brien was awakened about 1:30 a.m. Monday by a police officer pounding on his apartment door. His building was on fire; he had to get out. “I got some clothes on and threw some things in a duffel bag and got out,” Brien, 37, said a few hours later as he stood outside Coach Light Apartments, 1002 W. 24th St.
Global warming plan proposed by Bush gets cool reception
February 19, 2002
Presented for the first time on the world stage, President Bush’s less-restrictive, business-friendly plan to address global warming received a cool reception Monday from Japanese leaders, who have been strong advocates of the Kyoto Protocol.
Reviews mixed for figure skating controversy
February 19, 2002
Damien Dreis of Seattle was so determined to witness Sunday night’s special medals ceremony for pairs figure skating, he “played the pregnancy card.” Damien and his wife, Debbie, didn’t have tickets for Sunday’s ice dancing at Salt Lake Ice Center.
Jayhawks snare share of Big 12 title, leave symbolic strands
February 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas did cut the net on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Actually, to be more specific, the Jayhawk players and coaches sliced all but two strands of the north end zone net after clubbing Iowa State, 102-66, and gaining at least a share of the Big 12 Conference title with three games to play.
Briefcase
February 19, 2002
Financial markets closed Labor: Southwest plans to hire Aviation: Airline, mechanics reach tentative deal before strike Nebraska: Livestock auction business closes after 100 years Clothing stores: Abercrombie suit dismissed, American Eagle announces
School board to study budget cuts
February 19, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is poised for major budget surgery. Today its members will take a good, hard look at the patient and perhaps decide whether they will need a scalpel or a chain saw to get the job done.
Local briefs
February 19, 2002
State enjoys warm weather Temperatures topped out at 64 degrees in Lawrence on Monday, and the rest of the state experienced varied temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. With her head wrapped in her long-sleeve shirt to keep the wind at bay, Butler County Community College freshman Sallye Dye sacrifices warmth for practicality during team practice on the El Dorado campus. “I forgot my visor and ear muffs,” she said, “and my hair’s so long I had to compromise.” _________________________________ Arts: Filmmakers to speak at KU Two Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers will speak Thursday at Kansas University. Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffmann will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. Their film, “Long Night’s Journey into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation” was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award for best feature documentary. It also won best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The film features four cases brought before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee, which addresses human rights violations that occurred during apartheid. The lecture is part of the 2001-2002 Humanities Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Sosland Foundation and the Hall Center for the Humanities. _________________________________ Kansas University: Author to discuss work about survivors of Holocaust An author best known for her book on the psychological aftermath of Holocaust survivors’ children will speak Feb. 28. Helen Epstein, who wrote “Children of the Holocaust,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the ballroom of SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The book, which is widely used in university courses and by therapists, deals with second-generation and post-traumatic stress syndrome in children of Holocaust survivors. The free event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the department of English, the Hall Center for the Humanities, KU Hillel and the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. _________________________________ Crime: FBI seeking occupants of car seen near dead child’s home Kansas City, Mo. The FBI is looking for the occupants of a car spotted in front of the home of a Boonville girl found dead last week. Eight-year-old Alyssa Owen was found dead last Tuesday along a gravel road about 8 miles north of Boonville. She had last been seen on Monday getting off a school bus at her home. The FBI has also been seeking Alyssa’s mother, Janice Marie Owen, 43, since last Tuesday. Agents interviewed a man in Texas, but FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Monday that agents have no suspects in the girl’s death. Lanza said witnesses twice saw a white or light-colored small car in front of the house Monday afternoon. The first time, around 3:15 p.m., the car was seen with a man and woman in it; the woman is not believed to be Owen, Lanza said. Neighbors spotted a similar car at the house around 5:45 p.m. Monday. That time, the car had two men in it. Lanza called finding the mother “the key to solving this case.” _________________________________ Fatality: Two die in highway wreck Fredonia A Fredonia couple died when the van they were riding in collided with a truck pulling a cattle trailer, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Lee Whinery, 79, and Helen Whinery, 76, died at a hospital after the crash Saturday afternoon at an intersection of two Wilson County roads. The patrol said the van entered the intersection and was struck by the pickup and trailer, ejecting Lee Whinery. Two other people in the van were injured.
People
February 19, 2002
 Rooting for Denzel  Fighting for respect  Court cool to Ice-T’s friend  Marsalis starts own label
KU baseball to take on Kansas Newman
February 19, 2002
The undefeated Kansas University baseball team will face Kansas Newman at 3 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks are 4-0, with a season-opening victory over Ottawa University and a three-game sweep of Centenary last weekend in Shreveport, La.
First CLAS dean candidate visits KU
February 19, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Job candidate Kip Hodges said collaboration among faculty in different departments would be a priority if he became dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hodges, one of four finalists for the position, met with students, faculty and staff during a forum Monday afternoon.
Jayhawks share third in Islander Invitational
February 19, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in a tie for third place Monday after shooting a 657 during the first two rounds of the Islander Invitational. KU opened the two-day tournament with a first-round total of 338, followed by a tournament-best second-round score of 319 on the 5,900-yard, par-72 King’s Crossing Golf and Country Club.
Houston Texans tap former Jayhawk
February 19, 2002
Former Kansas University football player Sean McDermott was selected as the 14th pick of the Houston Texans in Monday’s NFL Expansion Draft. McDermott, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end from Arlington, Texas, was selected off the roster of the Tampa Bay Bucs who used him mostly on special teams last season.
KU vice chancellor to visit western Kansas
February 19, 2002
Janet Murguia, Kansas University’s executive vice chancellor for university relations, will tour western Kansas this week. Murguia will speak to Hispanic students Thursday at Goodland High School to stress the importance of education.