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Malott family pledges $1 million for KU landscaping projects
February 20, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:43 p.m.) The family of former Kansas University Chancellor Deane Malott will donate $1 million toward landscaping on campus, KU officials announced today.
House panel approves funding bill for three research centers
Biomedical center at KU included in bill
February 20, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:07 p.m.) A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill to help build three research facilities, including a biomedical center at Kansas University.
U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman denies military role broadening
February 20, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:13 a.m.) The top U.S. general denied reports that American troops had been drawn into supporting the U.S.-allied government against Afghan factions.
KU video crew feted
February 20, 2002
Kansas University’s video board production at home football games has been honored as the top overall presentation at the university level by the Information Display and Entertainment Association.
KU baseball postponed
February 20, 2002
Tuesday’s scheduled baseball game between Kansas and Newman universities was postponed 24 hours because of wet grounds. The game was rescheduled for 3 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.
Williams coach-of-year finalist
February 20, 2002
Kansas men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith College Coach of the Year award.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 3)
February 20, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig makes a prediction on the NCAA tournament.
Births
February 20, 2002
 Lori and Jeff Warrender, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.  Vickie Reed and Russell Logan, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
Higher education, social services targeted for revenue decrease
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild They’re holding their noses and doing it. House and Senate budget-writers Tuesday acknowledged the state’s increasingly crimped checkbook by approving a 4 percent cut to state universities. They also endorsed scaling back many social service programs.
Table talk
February 20, 2002
Charles Jackson, a second-grader at East Heights School, engages in polite conversation with Emprise Bank representatives Dave Adams, president, center, and Coni Foulke, customer service supervisor, right, during an outing to Old Chicago, 2329 Iowa. Jackson and fellow student Jeremy Dewsbury were treated to lunch Tuesday with their school’s business partners for following directions and using good listening skills. The outing enables the students to practice good manners and conversation skills, said Liz Novick, school counselor.
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
 New Hampshire: ATM cards were motive in professors’ slayings  Alabama : Slashing victim escapes after being buried alive  Ohio : Inmate’s execution not by preferred means  Boston: Governor upholds child abuse sentence
Driver’s license bill hearing keys on immigration issues
February 20, 2002
A House committee questioned an immigration agent for more than 30 minutes Tuesday, with some members blaming lack of federal enforcement for the presence of illegal aliens in the state.
The villain wears a white coat
The new public enemy in movies and on television: Big Medicine
February 20, 2002
There’s a new villain in Hollywood: the health industry. In the movie “John Q,” a bureaucrat refuses to place the title character’s son on the list for a donor heart because his family can’t afford the $250,000 transplant operation.
Free State wins intracity showdown, 64-57
February 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High is having one fab Feb. The Firebirds continued their fine February with a 64-57 nonleague boys basketball victory over No. 3-ranked Lawrence High on Tuesday in the FSHS gym.
Secret recipe
February 20, 2002
Whip up one of these drinks from “Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes” by Todd Wilbur.
Jayhawks surpass predictions
February 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Spring comes on forever, and with it the blossomy pronouncements of baseball’s preseason. Managers burgeon with optimism. Players predict unrealistic possibilities. Fans believe it all.
KU video crew feted
February 20, 2002
Kansas University’s video board production at home football games has been honored as the top overall presentation at the university level by the Information Display and Entertainment Association.
Author clones popular restaurant offerings
February 20, 2002
By Jim Baker Todd Wilbur has found himself an intriguing line of work. Wilbur, 38, is the force behind a series of six “Top Secret Recipe” cookbooks that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. What started as a lark 20 years ago  trying out a knock-off recipe for Mrs. Fields Cookies that was floating around  has turned into a full-time enterprise.
Unusual February weather produces thunderstorm, hail
February 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Talk about weird weather. A few weeks ago, folks in Lawrence and northeast Kansas were shivering through the region’s worst ice storm in years. But Tuesday, temperatures climbed into the lower 60s, hail pelted motorists and the city was placed under its first February severe thunderstorm warning in a decade.
Home Depot street changes costly
February 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis Intersection improvements at 31st and Iowa streets for a new Home Depot store will cost the city more than $1.45 million, city commissioners learned Tuesday. Home Depot would pay another $1.46 million for the improvements, according to estimates, and the Kansas Department of Transportation would add $300,000.
World Briefs
February 20, 2002
Germany: Gunman kills three, self at workplace, school Afghanistan: Investigators appointed in minister’s killing Vatican City: Priest claims pope performed exorcisms
Area briefs
February 20, 2002
 Police searching for suspect of financial crimes, theft  Jealous wife charged with aggravated arson  One DUI arrest made during saturation patrols  Apartment resident killed in Monday fire identified
Budig makes homecoming call on KU
February 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Gene Budig rarely wears his 1988 NCAA basketball championship ring. But he donned the ring which Kansas University earned during his tenure as chancellor Tuesday during a return visit to campus. “I’m hopeful the chancellor (Robert Hemenway) will have one of these in the next several months,” Budig said.
6News video report: School district comes up with millions of dollars in possible budget cuts
February 20, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the proposed cuts and money saving ideas the Lawrence school board came up with during a Tuesday meeting.
Caught in the middle
February 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s hard to have much respect for a redistricting process that is so completely guided by political motives. Are we in the 2nd District or the 3rd District  or maybe a little bit of both?
Garnett gone, but Minnesota prevails, 117-100
February 20, 2002
The Minnesota Timberwolves knew they needed a team effort without top scorer and rebounder Kevin Garnett on Tuesday night, especially on the road against the Dallas Mavericks.
Horoscopes
February 20, 2002
Local briefs
February 20, 2002
Accidents on turnpike send seven people to hospitals Seven people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday after an accident led to another accident on the Kansas Turnpike. At 4:07 p.m., Theodore G. Urbanek, 18, Ellsworth, was eastbound on Interstate 70, about 2 miles east of the Lecompton interchange, when he lost control and struck the center barrier wall, a turnpike dispatcher said. Urbanek’s 1995 Dodge ended up blocking part of the passing lane. Three minutes later, a 1990 Nissan driven by Angela M. Fuller, 22, Topeka, broadsided Urbanek’s car, the dispatcher said. Urbanek and his two passengers Crystal A. Kramer, 21, Manhattan, and Glen R. McMurray, 19, Pretty Prairie were injured in the second accident. They were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released. Fuller and passenger Ashley R. Holmes, 16, Topeka, were taken to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. They were in fair condition late Tuesday. Two other passengers in Fuller’s car Jennifer Anderson, 23, Topeka, and Ava Stewart, 16, Topeka were transported to LMH. Stewart was treated and released. Anderson was in fair condition late Tuesday. In the above photo, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel respond at the accident scene. ____________________________________ Ice storm aftermath: State, federal officials warn of disaster recovery scams Kansans who need help repairing damage or removing debris caused by the recent ice storm should be careful when hiring contractors, state and federal disaster recovery officials warn. Scam artists often say they are “FEMA certified” or “FEMA approved,” but the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not certify or endorse private-sector contractors. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office offers the following suggestions to disaster victims: Use reliable licensed contractors and hire locally if possible. Get a written estimate. Check references. Get proof of insurance. Ask for a written contract. Pay by check, not cash. Have work inspected by city building inspectors. If necessary, cancel a contract within three business days of signing, being sure to follow contract cancellation clauses. Send notification of cancellation by registered mail. If you’re having problems with a contractor or have been a victim of fraud, call the attorney general’s consumer protection division at (800) 432-2310. ____________________________________ Fatal accident: Car wreck in Kansas City fatal to former KU student A former Kansas University student was among three people killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday in south Kansas City, police said. Laticia Annette Naylor, 23, originally from Victoria, Va., died after another car ran a red light at a high rate of speed and collided head-on with her car, Kansas City Police Officer Bob Murphy said. Naylor was a student in KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1996 to 1998, university spokesman Todd Cohen said. Two of the three occupants in the car that ran the light also were killed. The occupants of the car that ran the light were identified as Russell K. Reed, 27, who was driving, and passenger Norma E. Clark, 16. Both were killed. The passenger who survived was Crystal McClam, 19. All four victims were from Kansas City. ____________________________________ Free State High School: Orchestra to give concert The Free State High School orchestra will present a Concerto Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the high school’s auditorium. Soloists are Annie Kettle, junior, playing the first movement of Mozart’s “Concert in E Flat for French Horn”; Robert Weinaug, junior, playing the final movement of Goltermann’s “Concerto No. 4 for Cello”; and Eric Southard, senior, playing the first movement of Horovitz’s “Concerto for Euphonium.” The Free State Chamber Choir, directed by Pam Bushouse, will perform as well.
Charity doesn’t begin in House
February 20, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times I’m at the dinner table with volunteers in the AmeriCorps. You may recall that George W. Bush has opened a lively spat in the GOP between “values conservatives” and “anti-government conservatives.”
Home Depot street changes costly
February 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis Intersection improvements at 31st and Iowa streets for a new Home Depot store will cost the city more than $1.45 million, city commissioners learned Tuesday. Home Depot would pay another $1.46 million for the improvements, according to estimates, and the Kansas Department of Transportation would add $300,000.
Local briefs
February 20, 2002
 Accidents on turnpike send seven people to hospitals Seven people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday after an accident led to another accident on the Kansas Turnpike. At 4:07 p.m., Theodore G. Urbanek, 18, Ellsworth, was eastbound on Interstate 70, about 2 miles east of the Lecompton interchange, when he lost control and struck the center barrier wall, a turnpike dispatcher said. Urbanek’s 1995 Dodge ended up blocking part of the passing lane. Three minutes later, a 1990 Nissan driven by Angela M. Fuller, 22, Topeka, broadsided Urbanek’s car, the dispatcher said. Urbanek and his two passengers  Crystal A. Kramer, 21, Manhattan, and Glen R. McMurray, 19, Pretty Prairie  were injured in the second accident. They were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released. Fuller and passenger Ashley R. Holmes, 16, Topeka, were taken to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. They were in fair condition late Tuesday. Two other passengers in Fuller’s car  Jennifer Anderson, 23, Topeka, and Ava Stewart, 16, Topeka  were transported to LMH. Stewart was treated and released. Anderson was in fair condition late Tuesday. In the above photo, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel respond at the accident scene. ____________________________________  Ice storm aftermath: State, federal officials warn of disaster recovery scams Kansans who need help repairing damage or removing debris caused by the recent ice storm should be careful when hiring contractors, state and federal disaster recovery officials warn. Scam artists often say they are “FEMA certified” or “FEMA approved,” but the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not certify or endorse private-sector contractors. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office offers the following suggestions to disaster victims:  Use reliable licensed contractors and hire locally if possible.  Get a written estimate.  Check references.  Get proof of insurance.  Ask for a written contract.  Pay by check, not cash.  Have work inspected by city building inspectors.  If necessary, cancel a contract within three business days of signing, being sure to follow contract cancellation clauses. Send notification of cancellation by registered mail. If you’re having problems with a contractor or have been a victim of fraud, call the attorney general’s consumer protection division at (800) 432-2310. ____________________________________  Fatal accident: Car wreck in Kansas City fatal to former KU student A former Kansas University student was among three people killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday in south Kansas City, police said. Laticia Annette Naylor, 23, originally from Victoria, Va., died after another car ran a red light at a high rate of speed and collided head-on with her car, Kansas City Police Officer Bob Murphy said. Naylor was a student in KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1996 to 1998, university spokesman Todd Cohen said. Two of the three occupants in the car that ran the light also were killed. The occupants of the car that ran the light were identified as Russell K. Reed, 27, who was driving, and passenger Norma E. Clark, 16. Both were killed. The passenger who survived was Crystal McClam, 19. All four victims were from Kansas City. ____________________________________  Free State High School: Orchestra to give concert The Free State High School orchestra will present a Concerto Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the high school’s auditorium. Soloists are Annie Kettle, junior, playing the first movement of Mozart’s “Concert in E Flat for French Horn”; Robert Weinaug, junior, playing the final movement of Goltermann’s “Concerto No. 4 for Cello”; and Eric Southard, senior, playing the first movement of Horovitz’s “Concerto for Euphonium.” The Free State Chamber Choir, directed by Pam Bushouse, will perform as well.
Evelyn LaRue
February 20, 2002
State budget cuts advance
Higher education, social services targeted for revenue decrease
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild They’re holding their noses and doing it. House and Senate budget-writers Tuesday acknowledged the state’s increasingly crimped checkbook by approving a 4 percent cut to state universities. They also endorsed scaling back many social service programs.
Unusual February weather produces thunderstorm, hail
February 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Talk about weird weather. A few weeks ago, folks in Lawrence and northeast Kansas were shivering through the region’s worst ice storm in years. But Tuesday, temperatures climbed into the lower 60s, hail pelted motorists and the city was placed under its first February severe thunderstorm warning in a decade.
Firebirds sting Lions
Free State wins intracity showdown, 64-57
February 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High is having one fab Feb. The Firebirds continued their fine February with a 64-57 nonleague boys basketball victory over No. 3-ranked Lawrence High on Tuesday in the FSHS gym.
Area briefs
February 20, 2002
Police searching for suspect of financial crimes, theft Jealous wife charged with aggravated arson One DUI arrest made during saturation patrols Apartment resident killed in Monday fire identified
Baldwin reunion set
February 20, 2002
Baldwin High will recognize its 1982 state championship girls basketball team between the BHS girls-boys doubleheader against Louisburg on Friday.
World Briefs
February 20, 2002
 Germany: Gunman kills three, self at workplace, school  Afghanistan: Investigators appointed in minister’s killing  Vatican City: Priest claims pope performed exorcisms
Fatal dog-mauling trial opens
February 20, 2002
A tearful defense attorney told jurors Tuesday that her client, who is charged in the dog-mauling death of her neighbor, risked her life to save the woman. Marjorie Knoller flung herself on Diane Whipple when she was attacked by a 100-pound plus presa canario owned by Knoller and her husband, Robert Noel, the lawyer said.
Baseball Spring Training Roundup: Canseco invited to Expos’ camp
Yankees offer Strawberry position as player development coach
February 20, 2002
Jose Canseco better begin breaking in his outfielder’s glove. Canseco, who’s spent his entire career in the AL and primarily been a DH in recent years, signed a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos on Tuesday and was invited to camp.
Commission approves land for new park
February 20, 2002
City commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of 3.92 acres for a future neighborhood park in northwest Lawrence at a cost of $125,875. A 2001 property appraisal listed it at $137,200.
Jones services
February 20, 2002
t begin in House
February 20, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times I’m at the dinner table with volunteers in the AmeriCorps. You may recall that George W. Bush has opened a lively spat in the GOP between “values conservatives” and “anti-government conservatives.”
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
 Atlanta: Delusional inmate wins stay of execution  Chicago: Estrogen alternative may reduce heart risks  Illinois: Bishops’ president apologizes for abuse
Bush needs health care help
February 20, 2002
By Jim Mitchell The Dallas Morning News As you might recall, President Bush practically gushed over Sen. Edward Kennedy during last month’s State of the Union address. He praised the Massachusetts senator for help in getting the administration’s education bill through Congress.
jobs
February 20, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group In 1998, Arizona voters startled the political world by electing women to all five top state offices. Now, with incumbent Republican Gov. Jane Dee Hull retiring, three of the other four are running to succeed her.
Soups enliven winter doldrums
February 20, 2002
It’s easy to be a vegetarian in summer, when farmers’ markets overflow with fresh produce begging to be tossed in salads or thrown on a grill. Autumn is no effort, either.
Bowling sparks boys, Kracl scores 41 to lift EHS girls over Bears
February 20, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Eudora High senior Lear Bowling has had his good nights this season, but on Tuesday night the 6-foot-1 guard found himself in a groove in the first half of the Cardinals’ 80-70 boys basketball victory over Oskaloosa.
Utah boasts world class lost and found
February 20, 2002
Found: A mountain of wallets and cellphones, eyeglasses, jewelry, blankets  and one oil painting. It’s a lost and found department of Olympic proportions. Hundreds of stray items are collected daily at the Winter Games, sealed in plastic bags and taken to a warehouse where they await their absent-minded owners.
Bon Appetit reveals how Americans eat
February 20, 2002
How does America eat? Seems our favorite takeout entree is pizza, not so surprising. However, Chinese or other Asian food is a pretty close second. A new favorite comfort food emerges  ice cream, beating out last year’s top choice, pasta.
samples Italian cuisine
February 20, 2002
Catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for an encore presentation of “Italian Capers.” Host Jayni Carey and guest Louis Copt will prepare several Italian dishes, including the recipe below.
s license bill hearing keys on immigration issues
February 20, 2002
A House committee questioned an immigration agent for more than 30 minutes Tuesday, with some members blaming lack of federal enforcement for the presence of illegal aliens in the state.
Indiana, Chicago complete seven-player trade
February 20, 2002
Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh insisted he wasn’t shopping Jalen Rose, but would listen to offers. He heard one he liked Tuesday. The Pacers traded Rose, Travis Best, rookie Norman Richardson and a conditional second-round draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for Brad Miller, Ron Mercer, Ron Artest and Kevin Ollie, two days before the NBA trading deadline.
s golf places third
February 20, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed third at the two-day, three-round Islander Invitational, which concluded Tuesday at the 5,900-yard, par-76 Kings Crossing Golf and Country Club.
Briefcase
February 20, 2002
 Western declares dividend  Retail: Wal-Mart’s earnings increase  Securities: Treasury auction rates rise  Greetings: Hallmark’s revenues drop  Leadership: Honeywell taps new CEO  Bankruptcy: Kmart to list store closings
Janet Dixon Murphy
February 20, 2002
No services are scheduled at this time for Janet Dixon Murphy, 58, Lawrence. Ms. Murphy died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at her home.
On the street
February 20, 2002
Asked at Henry T’s Will Drew Gooden stick around for another season?
Sound off
February 20, 2002
Will the landlord of the Ohio Street apartment that burned be charged with not providing adequate fire escapes? As of Tuesday, no charges have been filed against the owner of the house at 1216 Ohio, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The case is still under investigation, however, Deputy Chief Mark Bradford said. The house where four people and a dog were sleeping at the time was heavily damaged in the Jan. 25 fire. Three of the occupants had to jump to the ground from upper floors.
Mideast violence worsens
February 20, 2002
Israel attacked Yasser Arafat’s Gaza office by air and sea, killing four guards early today, a day after violence by both sides left 15 dead in one of the bloodiest periods of the Palestinian uprising.
Classmate grading OK with justices
February 20, 2002
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that students may grade each other’s work in class without violating federal privacy law, deciding the case of a learning disabled boy whose classmates ridiculed his scores and called him a “dummy.”
families conduct vigil as crematory charges mount
February 20, 2002
Stacks of decomposing corpses were recovered Tuesday from vaults and sheds near the Tri-State Crematory, including one body that had been dumped aboveground in a casket behind the operator’s home.
County studies plan to gain commerce, jobs to Baldwin
February 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County economic development leaders were in Baldwin Tuesday evening in the first of four meetings to gather input on a new countywide plan to attract jobs and industry to the area.
Certification course designed for food service employees
February 20, 2002
By Susan Krumm Do you sponsor a ServSafe course for food service managers and supervisors? Yes, we do. In fact, we are offering a ServSafe certification course March 12-13 at K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, 2110 Harper St. Restaurant managers, supervisors and other food service employees are encouraged to participate.
Muslims gather for hajj as faith under siege
February 20, 2002
Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims massed in their holiest city Tuesday to reaffirm their faith after a tumultuous year that has raised fears Islam is being demonized after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
s career high pushes No. 12 Kentucky past Vols, 64-61
February 20, 2002
With its stars misfiring from all over the court, No. 12 Kentucky turned to an unlikely offensive source against Tennessee. Jules Camara was 8-of-13 from the field for a career-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Wildcats rallied for a 64-61 victory Tuesday.
Trial begins in homicide of Lawrence resident
February 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Barney Riley was bludgeoned with a baseball bat and dumped in a field “like a stray dog.” That was how Riley was killed the early morning of June 9, 2001, Franklin County Atty. John Dowell told a six-man, six-woman jury Tuesday in opening statements. Dowell began his prosecution of John Powell, 44, an Overbrook man charged in Franklin County District Court with second-degree murder for Riley’s death.
Jones services
February 20, 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 Girls Roundup: Santa Fe Trail clinches league
February 20, 2002
It was business as usual for Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team on Tuesday night. Despite clinching the Kaw Valley League title with a 65-45 win at Perry-Lecompton, the Chargers feel they still have one more wrung on the ladder to climb.
U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman denies military role broadening
February 20, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:13 a.m.) The top U.S. general denied reports that American troops had been drawn into supporting the U.S.-allied government against Afghan factions.
The new public enemy in movies and on television: Big Medicine
February 20, 2002
There’s a new villain in Hollywood: the health industry. In the movie “John Q,” a bureaucrat refuses to place the title character’s son on the list for a donor heart because his family can’t afford the $250,000 transplant operation.
Compost aide a natural addition
February 20, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger As long as we have been gardening, we have had a compost pile, the idea being to produce a continuous supply of soil amendment and fertilizer for our vegetable garden and to let kitchen and garden waste decompose somewhere besides the trash can.
Compost aide a natural addition
February 20, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger As long as we have been gardening, we have had a compost pile, the idea being to produce a continuous supply of soil amendment and fertilizer for our vegetable garden and to let kitchen and garden waste decompose somewhere besides the trash can.
Any way you slice it, pizza pleases
February 20, 2002
For the ultimate in satisfaction, let convenience, comfort and taste collide in one simple dish versatile enough to satisfy everyone. Let them eat pie. Pizza pie. The beauty of pizza is the ease with which it welcomes toppings, from the odd (golden raisins and anchovies) to the most ordinary (gobs of melted cheese over a hearty garlic and tomato sauce).
Certification course designed for food service employees
February 20, 2002
By Susan Krumm Do you sponsor a ServSafe course for food service managers and supervisors? Yes, we do. In fact, we are offering a ServSafe certification course March 12-13 at K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, 2110 Harper St. Restaurant managers, supervisors and other food service employees are encouraged to participate.
Grilling improves flavor of off-season tomatoes
February 20, 2002
“Grilling makes everything taste better even winter tomatoes,” says a headline in the January-February issue of Cooking Light magazine. The feature, written by Joanne Weir, suggests simple ways to satisfy a craving for tomatoes in a season when they’re not at their best.
Muslims gather for hajj as faith under siege
February 20, 2002
Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims massed in their holiest city Tuesday to reaffirm their faith after a tumultuous year that has raised fears Islam is being demonized after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Bon Appetit reveals how Americans eat
February 20, 2002
How does America eat? Seems our favorite takeout entree is pizza, not so surprising. However, Chinese or other Asian food is a pretty close second. A new favorite comfort food emerges ice cream, beating out last year’s top choice, pasta.
Bush needs health care help
February 20, 2002
By Jim Mitchell The Dallas Morning News As you might recall, President Bush practically gushed over Sen. Edward Kennedy during last month’s State of the Union address. He praised the Massachusetts senator for help in getting the administration’s education bill through Congress.
Board devises hit list
Majority endorses special-ed cuts, pay-to-play sports, pay-to-ride busing
February 20, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman presided Tuesday at an extraordinary school board meeting that set in motion establishment of a pay-to-play plan for all sports and extracurricular activities and a pay-to-ride bus system.
Senate give initial approval to bill requiring retailers to track keg sales
February 20, 2002
A bill requiring retailers to track beer kegs and their buyers won first-round approval in the Senate. Senators advanced the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. Final action is scheduled for today, and passage then would send the measure to the House.
ECO2 agrees on funding split
Open space, industrial development monies to be shared equally
February 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the chamber of commerce’s ECO2 group said they feel their efforts to fund industrial development projects and preserve open space are back on track after a Tuesday morning reconciliation.
Janet Dixon Murphy
February 20, 2002
Paul William Miller
February 20, 2002
Baldwin reunion set
February 20, 2002
Baldwin High will recognize its 1982 state championship girls basketball team between the BHS girls-boys doubleheader against Louisburg on Friday.
Big 12 issues reprimands to four players
February 20, 2002
The Big 12 Conference announced it has reprimanded four players involved in an altercation during the second half of the Colorado-Iowa State men’s basketball game on Feb. 13.
FAA task may aid Lawrence economy
Honeywell to develop new radio for aircraft
February 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Honeywell plans to build its next generation of aircraft radios in Lawrence, a company spokesman said, as the company works to land a big share of a market that could climb as high as $300 million.
NBA Roundup: T’wolves trip Mavericks
Garnett gone, but Minnesota prevails, 117-100
February 20, 2002
The Minnesota Timberwolves knew they needed a team effort without top scorer and rebounder Kevin Garnett on Tuesday night, especially on the road against the Dallas Mavericks.
Victims’ families conduct vigil as crematory charges mount
February 20, 2002
Stacks of decomposing corpses were recovered Tuesday from vaults and sheds near the Tri-State Crematory, including one body that had been dumped aboveground in a casket behind the operator’s home.
Classmate grading OK with justices
February 20, 2002
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that students may grade each other’s work in class without violating federal privacy law, deciding the case of a learning disabled boy whose classmates ridiculed his scores and called him a “dummy.”
Parra, bobsled team claim gold for U.S.
February 20, 2002
It took a gold from speedskater Derek Parra to meet U.S. Olympic medal expectations. It took another from its unheralded women’s bobsled team to exceed them. With Tuesday night’s surprise medal from bobsledders Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers, the United States had collected 21 medals in the Winter Games one more than the bold prediction made months ago by U.S. Olympic officials.
Barry bad influence on Utah residents
February 20, 2002
This place is going straight to heck in the morals department. I blame all these outsiders and foreigners, coming here with their caffeinated beverages and their sinful outside foreign ways.
6News video report: School district comes up with millions of dollars in possible budget cuts
February 20, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the proposed cuts and money saving ideas the Lawrence school board came up with during a Tuesday meeting.
Fifth-year senior Carey clips net first
February 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore The first Kansas basketball player to climb the ladder and clip the north end zone net Monday at Allen Fieldhouse was not Big 12 player of the year candidate Drew Gooden. It was not Nick Collison or Kirk Hinrich.
Fatal dog-mauling trial opens
February 20, 2002
A tearful defense attorney told jurors Tuesday that her client, who is charged in the dog-mauling death of her neighbor, risked her life to save the woman. Marjorie Knoller flung herself on Diane Whipple when she was attacked by a 100-pound plus presa canario owned by Knoller and her husband, Robert Noel, the lawyer said.
Yankees offer Strawberry position as player development coach
February 20, 2002
Jose Canseco better begin breaking in his outfielder’s glove. Canseco, who’s spent his entire career in the AL and primarily been a DH in recent years, signed a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos on Tuesday and was invited to camp.
Difficult work yet to be done, governor says
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Nobody’s singing “Kumbaya” at the Statehouse. And lawmakers might go into overtime sorting out thorny budget problems, the likes of which policy-makers haven’t seen in years. That was Gov. Bill Graves’ take on the 2002 Legislature during a Tuesday speech to Kansas cattlemen.
Grilling improves flavor of off-season tomatoes
February 20, 2002
“Grilling makes everything taste better  even winter tomatoes,” says a headline in the January-February issue of Cooking Light magazine. The feature, written by Joanne Weir, suggests simple ways to satisfy a craving for tomatoes in a season when they’re not at their best.
6Sports video report: Firebirds hold on to game in second half
February 20, 2002
James Sido reports on the intracity showdown between the Lawrence High Lions boys and the Free State Firebirds.
Prairie Graphics braces for tourneys
February 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Roy Williams’ basketball team wasn’t the only winner when the Jayhawks earned a share of the Big 12 Conference title Monday night. The folks at Prairie Graphics went to work, putting on a full-court printing press for up to 4,000 championship T-shirts and another 1,500 championship hats.
Barry bad influence on Utah residents
February 20, 2002
This place is going straight to heck in the morals department. I blame all these outsiders and foreigners, coming here with their caffeinated beverages and their sinful outside foreign ways.
Bush promises help, not war, to South Korea
February 20, 2002
President Bush pledged today to defend South Korea from the “despotic regime” to the north, yet sought to assure U.S. allies that he was not driving toward war. “We have no intention of invading North Korea,” the president said.
6Sports video report: Firebirds hold on to game in second half
February 20, 2002
James Sido reports on the intracity showdown between the Lawrence High Lions boys and the Free State Firebirds.
6Sports video report: Williams wants half of net left up
February 20, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the reasons KU basketball coach Roy Williams wanted what was left of the net to be left up after the Jayhawks grabbed a share of the Big 12 championship.
Horoscopes
February 20, 2002
For Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, those with birthdays today: Your subconscious plays a strong role in decision-making this year. Make it a point to become more self-aware through yoga, keeping a dream notebook or whatever might feel right for you. Share more of yourself. If you are single, your love life will become unusually dicey and exciting this year. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from weekends away together. More sharing breeds greater warmth and caring. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Soups enliven winter doldrums
February 20, 2002
It’s easy to be a vegetarian in summer, when farmers’ markets overflow with fresh produce begging to be tossed in salads or thrown on a grill. Autumn is no effort, either.
Budig makes homecoming call on KU
February 20, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Gene Budig rarely wears his 1988 NCAA basketball championship ring. But he donned the ring  which Kansas University earned during his tenure as chancellor  Tuesday during a return visit to campus. “I’m hopeful the chancellor (Robert Hemenway) will have one of these in the next several months,” Budig said.
Mideast violence worsens; 24 dead in two days
February 20, 2002
Israel attacked Yasser Arafat’s Gaza office by air and sea, killing four guards early today, a day after violence by both sides left 15 dead in one of the bloodiest periods of the Palestinian uprising.
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
 Atlanta: Attorneys outline cases in H. Rap Brown trial  Kentucky: Security worker’s nap causes snafu at airport  Texas: Leads on escapee few
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
Atlanta: Attorneys outline cases in H. Rap Brown trial Kentucky: Security worker’s nap causes snafu at airport Texas: Leads on escapee few
City, KU bus systems talk future integration
February 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas University and city officials are putting their heads together to find ways to integrate their two bus systems. Officials said Tuesday that a merger is unlikely in the short term  KU Student Senate just renewed its contract with Lawrence Transit System to provide campus service through 2005  but other cooperation is feasible.
Commission approves land for new park
February 20, 2002
City commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of 3.92 acres for a future neighborhood park in northwest Lawrence at a cost of $125,875. A 2001 property appraisal listed it at $137,200.
Majority endorses special-ed cuts, pay-to-play sports, pay-to-ride busing
February 20, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman presided Tuesday at an extraordinary school board meeting that set in motion establishment of a pay-to-play plan for all sports and extracurricular activities and a pay-to-ride bus system.
Special night out
February 20, 2002
To the editor: On Friday, my husband and I (and many more Douglas County foster parents) were treated to a “night out” by some of the Kansas University fraternity and sorority members. Fifty of their members provided care for our children, including a movie, snacks, games, and a one-to-one ratio of members to children.
Twelve KU swimmers named to Big 12 academic team
February 20, 2002
Here is a list of the Kansas University swimmers named to the All-Big 12 Conference academic team. First-team members have a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher. Second-team members have at least a 3.0.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
February 20, 2002
IN 1977 A 6-year-old girl was returned to her parents after there had been charges of child abuse. However, the court said it would keep a close watch on the child’s progress and would not hesitate to remove her from the home if there was any further evidence of mistreatment. This was regarded as one of the earliest formal cases of its kind on record in the area.
s memory
February 20, 2002
John Glenn vividly remembers everything about the day, 40 years ago today, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. It’s no wonder.
FSHS spring meeting set
February 20, 2002
Free State High will hold a meeting for parents with students involved in spring sports at 5 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium. The first day of practice for spring sports is Monday.
Any way you slice it, pizza pleases
February 20, 2002
For the ultimate in satisfaction, let convenience, comfort and taste collide in one simple dish versatile enough to satisfy everyone. Let them eat pie. Pizza pie. The beauty of pizza is the ease with which it welcomes toppings, from the odd (golden raisins and anchovies) to the most ordinary (gobs of melted cheese over a hearty garlic and tomato sauce).
Parra, bobsled team claim gold for U.S.
February 20, 2002
It took a gold from speedskater Derek Parra to meet U.S. Olympic medal expectations. It took another from its unheralded women’s bobsled team to exceed them. With Tuesday night’s surprise medal from bobsledders Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers, the United States had collected 21 medals in the Winter Games  one more than the bold prediction made months ago by U.S. Olympic officials.
Malott family pledges $1 million for KU landscaping projects
February 20, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 1:43 p.m.) The family of former Kansas University Chancellor Deane Malott will donate $1 million toward landscaping on campus, KU officials announced today.
World Online video report: Gene Budig speaks at KU (part 3)
February 20, 2002
Former Kansas University Chancellor and former American League President Gene Budig makes a prediction on the NCAA tournament.
6Sports video report: Williams wants half of net left up
February 20, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the reasons KU basketball coach Roy Williams wanted what was left of the net to be left up after the Jayhawks grabbed a share of the Big 12 championship.
KU, Greene form partnership
February 20, 2002
Maurice Greene’s Finish the Race Youth Foundation will receive $2 from every ticket purchased for the Kansas Relays on Saturday, April 20.
KU baseball postponed
February 20, 2002
Tuesday’s scheduled baseball game between Kansas and Newman universities was postponed 24 hours because of wet grounds. The game was rescheduled for 3 p.m. today at Hoglund Ballpark.
Food safety report cites unending threat from bacteria
February 20, 2002
Dangerous bacteria are going to be a problem in America’s food for a long time as disease agents arrive in imported products and microbes already here develop in new forms, scientists say.
Rare moment in time approaches
February 20, 2002
Wow! For one minute today, the world will be in perfect symmetry. In a year that reads the same backward as forward, this evening will bring 60 seconds of palindromic perfection  at least for those who follow the Gregorian calendar.
Open space, industrial development monies to be shared equally
February 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of the chamber of commerce’s ECO2 group said they feel their efforts to fund industrial development projects and preserve open space are back on track after a Tuesday morning reconciliation.
Legislative Briefs
February 20, 2002
 House gives initial OK to security committee  Senate T-shirt intended to lighten up session
Senate give initial approval to bill requiring retailers to track keg sales
February 20, 2002
A bill requiring retailers to track beer kegs and their buyers won first-round approval in the Senate. Senators advanced the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. Final action is scheduled for today, and passage then would send the measure to the House.
Big 12 issues reprimands to four players
February 20, 2002
The Big 12 Conference announced it has reprimanded four players involved in an altercation during the second half of the Colorado-Iowa State men’s basketball game on Feb. 13.
Change for better
February 20, 2002
To the editor: The McCain-Feingold-Shays-Meehan Incumbent Protection Act appears to be on the fast track and have some support among readers of your editorial page. The prime objective appears to be the elimination of the influence of money in “national” elections.
Commodities
February 20, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.11. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.11. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $4.11. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.13. Lawrence Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.16. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.16.
Evelyn LaRue
February 20, 2002
Graveside services for Evelyn LaRue, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. LaRue died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Home building rises to highest level since 2000
February 20, 2002
Home builders, aided by low mortgage rates and mild weather, broke ground in January on the largest number of projects in nearly two years, raising hopes that the housing market will help pull the economy out of recession.
Jury finds singer James Brown innocent of sexual harassment
February 20, 2002
The jury in a $1 million lawsuit against James Brown ruled Tuesday that the singer did not sexually harass a former employee but that his company wrongfully fired her. The Superior Court jury was expected to begin deliberating this afternoon on how much to award Lisa Ross Agbalaya in damages.
Officials disagree with decision to block Anthem takeover
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas unanimously voted Tuesday to fight a ruling by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius that blocked the company from merging with a larger insurer.
Area Boys Roundup: Perry-Lecompton stuns Santa Fe Trail, 41-36
February 20, 2002
After trailing most of the game, Perry-Lecompton held Santa Fe Trail to two fourth-quarter points, and the Kaws rallied for a 41-36 high school boys basketball victory on Tuesday at SFT.
Biomedical center at KU included in bill
February 20, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:07 p.m.) A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill to help build three research facilities, including a biomedical center at Kansas University.
Judge free to hear suit challenging government stance on Afghan detainees
February 20, 2002
A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit seeking to have Afghan-war detainees brought before a U.S. court does not have a conflict of interest and can hear arguments beginning Thursday, another judge ruled.
Clinic to weigh Medicaid funding
February 20, 2002
By Dave Ranney A former director of a community medical center in Emporia will be in Lawrence next week to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of Health Care Access’ becoming a Medicaid-funded clinic.
Honeywell to develop new radio for aircraft
February 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Honeywell plans to build its next generation of aircraft radios in Lawrence, a company spokesman said, as the company works to land a big share of a market that could climb as high as $300 million.
Floodplain regulations undergo changes
February 20, 2002
A subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission continued Tuesday to fine-tune proposed floodplain development regulations. Under the proposal, construction would still be allowed in the city’s floodplain if builders can produce a study showing the new building will have zero effect on the floodplain.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
February 20, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 20, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 20, 2002
Kansas School of Gymnastics’ level 7 girls’ team placed third at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy meet in Plano, Tex., with more than 75 competitors from level 4 to international elite. There were teams from 15 states and Australia, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Mexico and Canada. All team members placed in the all-around competition. Back row, from left, are Amelia Firns-Hubert, Lawrence; Jeryka Lobner, DeSoto; Jessica Williams, Lawrence; Sarah Athey, Lawrence; and Laura Devlin, Lawrence. Front row, from left, are Coach Tina Spangenburg, April Miller, Kelsey Richardson, Alex Hyler and Coach Eric Hockersmith, all of Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Caught in the middle
February 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s hard to have much respect for a redistricting process that is so completely guided by political motives. Are we in the 2nd District or the 3rd District or maybe a little bit of both?
Rare moment in time approaches
February 20, 2002
Wow! For one minute today, the world will be in perfect symmetry. In a year that reads the same backward as forward, this evening will bring 60 seconds of palindromic perfection at least for those who follow the Gregorian calendar.
Prairie Graphics braces for tourneys
February 20, 2002
By Mark Fagan Roy Williams’ basketball team wasn’t the only winner when the Jayhawks earned a share of the Big 12 Conference title Monday night. The folks at Prairie Graphics went to work, putting on a full-court printing press for up to 4,000 championship T-shirts and another 1,500 championship hats.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ samples Italian cuisine
February 20, 2002
Catch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for an encore presentation of “Italian Capers.” Host Jayni Carey and guest Louis Copt will prepare several Italian dishes, including the recipe below.
Blue Cross to appeal ruling
Officials disagree with decision to block Anthem takeover
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas unanimously voted Tuesday to fight a ruling by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius that blocked the company from merging with a larger insurer.
Home building rises to highest level since 2000
February 20, 2002
Home builders, aided by low mortgage rates and mild weather, broke ground in January on the largest number of projects in nearly two years, raising hopes that the housing market will help pull the economy out of recession.
Difficult work yet to be done, governor says
February 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Nobody’s singing “Kumbaya” at the Statehouse. And lawmakers might go into overtime sorting out thorny budget problems, the likes of which policy-makers haven’t seen in years. That was Gov. Bill Graves’ take on the 2002 Legislature during a Tuesday speech to Kansas cattlemen.
Women in line for governors’ jobs
February 20, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group In 1998, Arizona voters startled the political world by electing women to all five top state offices. Now, with incumbent Republican Gov. Jane Dee Hull retiring, three of the other four are running to succeed her.
Trial begins in homicide of Lawrence resident
February 20, 2002
By Mike Belt Barney Riley was bludgeoned with a baseball bat and dumped in a field “like a stray dog.” That was how Riley was killed the early morning of June 9, 2001, Franklin County Atty. John Dowell told a six-man, six-woman jury Tuesday in opening statements. Dowell began his prosecution of John Powell, 44, an Overbrook man charged in Franklin County District Court with second-degree murder for Riley’s death.
Spilling secrets
Author clones popular restaurant offerings
February 20, 2002
By Jim Baker Todd Wilbur has found himself an intriguing line of work. Wilbur, 38, is the force behind a series of six “Top Secret Recipe” cookbooks that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. What started as a lark 20 years ago trying out a knock-off recipe for Mrs. Fields Cookies that was floating around has turned into a full-time enterprise.
Briefcase
February 20, 2002
Western declares dividend Retail: Wal-Mart’s earnings increase Securities: Treasury auction rates rise Greetings: Hallmark’s revenues drop Leadership: Honeywell taps new CEO Bankruptcy: Kmart to list store closings
Insurance help?
February 20, 2002
Secret recipe
February 20, 2002
Whip up one of these drinks from “Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes” by Todd Wilbur.
Open space good
February 20, 2002
Years don’t cloud astronaut’s memory
February 20, 2002
John Glenn vividly remembers everything about the day, 40 years ago today, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. It’s no wonder.
Jury finds singer James Brown innocent of sexual harassment
February 20, 2002
The jury in a $1 million lawsuit against James Brown ruled Tuesday that the singer did not sexually harass a former employee but that his company wrongfully fired her. The Superior Court jury was expected to begin deliberating this afternoon on how much to award Lisa Ross Agbalaya in damages.
Food safety report cites unending threat from bacteria
February 20, 2002
Dangerous bacteria are going to be a problem in America’s food for a long time as disease agents arrive in imported products and microbes already here develop in new forms, scientists say.
KU women’s golf places third
February 20, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed third at the two-day, three-round Islander Invitational, which concluded Tuesday at the 5,900-yard, par-76 Kings Crossing Golf and Country Club.
FSHS spring meeting set
February 20, 2002
Free State High will hold a meeting for parents with students involved in spring sports at 5 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium. The first day of practice for spring sports is Monday.
Top 25 Roundup: Wildcats rally past Tennessee
Camara’s career high pushes No. 12 Kentucky past Vols, 64-61
February 20, 2002
With its stars misfiring from all over the court, No. 12 Kentucky turned to an unlikely offensive source against Tennessee. Jules Camara was 8-of-13 from the field for a career-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Wildcats rallied for a 64-61 victory Tuesday.
Utah boasts world class lost and found
February 20, 2002
Found: A mountain of wallets and cellphones, eyeglasses, jewelry, blankets and one oil painting. It’s a lost and found department of Olympic proportions. Hundreds of stray items are collected daily at the Winter Games, sealed in plastic bags and taken to a warehouse where they await their absent-minded owners.
Pacers send Rose to Bulls
Indiana, Chicago complete seven-player trade
February 20, 2002
Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh insisted he wasn’t shopping Jalen Rose, but would listen to offers. He heard one he liked Tuesday. The Pacers traded Rose, Travis Best, rookie Norman Richardson and a conditional second-round draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for Brad Miller, Ron Mercer, Ron Artest and Kevin Ollie, two days before the NBA trading deadline.
County studies plan to gain commerce, jobs to Baldwin
February 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County economic development leaders were in Baldwin Tuesday evening in the first of four meetings to gather input on a new countywide plan to attract jobs and industry to the area.
Floodplain regulations undergo changes
February 20, 2002
A subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission continued Tuesday to fine-tune proposed floodplain development regulations. Under the proposal, construction would still be allowed in the city’s floodplain if builders can produce a study showing the new building will have zero effect on the floodplain.
Eudora sweeps Oskaloosa
Bowling sparks boys, Kracl scores 41 to lift EHS girls over Bears
February 20, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Eudora High senior Lear Bowling has had his good nights this season, but on Tuesday night the 6-foot-1 guard found himself in a groove in the first half of the Cardinals’ 80-70 boys basketball victory over Oskaloosa.
Area Girls Roundup: Santa Fe Trail clinches league
February 20, 2002
It was business as usual for Santa Fe Trail’s girls basketball team on Tuesday night. Despite clinching the Kaw Valley League title with a 65-45 win at Perry-Lecompton, the Chargers feel they still have one more wrung on the ladder to climb.
Bush promises help, not war, to South Korea
February 20, 2002
President Bush pledged today to defend South Korea from the “despotic regime” to the north, yet sought to assure U.S. allies that he was not driving toward war. “We have no intention of invading North Korea,” the president said.
Area Boys Roundup: Perry-Lecompton stuns Santa Fe Trail, 41-36
February 20, 2002
After trailing most of the game, Perry-Lecompton held Santa Fe Trail to two fourth-quarter points, and the Kaws rallied for a 41-36 high school boys basketball victory on Tuesday at SFT.
Clinic to weigh Medicaid funding
February 20, 2002
By Dave Ranney A former director of a community medical center in Emporia will be in Lawrence next week to discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of Health Care Access’ becoming a Medicaid-funded clinic.
Judge free to hear suit challenging government stance on Afghan detainees
February 20, 2002
A federal judge presiding over a lawsuit seeking to have Afghan-war detainees brought before a U.S. court does not have a conflict of interest and can hear arguments beginning Thursday, another judge ruled.
Daily ticker
February 20, 2002
Dow Industrials Â157.90, 9,745.14
Daily ticker
February 20, 2002
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
Atlanta: Delusional inmate wins stay of execution Chicago: Estrogen alternative may reduce heart risks Illinois: Bishops’ president apologizes for abuse
Nation Briefs
February 20, 2002
New Hampshire: ATM cards were motive in professors’ slayings Alabama : Slashing victim escapes after being buried alive Ohio : Inmate’s execution not by preferred means Boston: Governor upholds child abuse sentence
Briefly
February 20, 2002
 Florida : Doctor guilty in drug deaths  Houston: Jury told mother informed husband of child drownings  Washington, D.C.: Class-action suit filed against terrorist groups  Washington, D.C.: Attorneys file challenge to detentions in Cuba
Briefly
February 20, 2002
Florida : Doctor guilty in drug deaths Houston: Jury told mother informed husband of child drownings Washington, D.C.: Class-action suit filed against terrorist groups Washington, D.C.: Attorneys file challenge to detentions in Cuba
Change for better
February 20, 2002
Insurance help?
February 20, 2002
To the editor: My company, a small business that Kathleen Sebelius claims to be protecting, would like to take this opportunity to personally thank her for her veto of the Blue Cross/Anthem merger. We would especially like to thank her for protecting us from those imagined rate increases coming due to the merger and her vast foresight in overruling 64 percent of the individuals who actually use BCBS of Kansas in favor of the special interests (the Lawrence school district, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and the city of Lawrence) whose employees are not utilizing Blue Cross.
Legislative Briefs
February 20, 2002
House gives initial OK to security committee Senate T-shirt intended to lighten up session
On the record
February 20, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
February 20, 2002
Open space good
February 20, 2002
To the editor: Kudos to members of a subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for adding an emphasis on environmental impact to proposed regulations on floodplain development (“Modified floodplain regulations,” Feb. 14). In fact, hats off to all Lawrence and Douglas County leaders and residents who have been involved in recent discussions regarding floodplain development and open space preservation. Given the tremendous growth pressure in Douglas County, these discussions are crucial if we are to maintain the quality of life we value so highly.
Paul William Miller
February 20, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Â Mass of Christian Burial for the Rev. Paul William Miller, 83, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 7 p.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora, and at 11 a.m. Thursday at Savior of the World Seminary, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. The Rev. Miller died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Providence Place Nursing Home, Kansas City, Kan.
Special night out
February 20, 2002
City, KU bus systems talk future integration
February 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas University and city officials are putting their heads together to find ways to integrate their two bus systems. Officials said Tuesday that a merger is unlikely in the short term KU Student Senate just renewed its contract with Lawrence Transit System to provide campus service through 2005 but other cooperation is feasible.
Williams coach-of-year finalist
February 20, 2002
Kansas men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith College Coach of the Year award.
Jayhawks surpass predictions
February 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Spring comes on forever, and with it the blossomy pronouncements of baseball’s preseason. Managers burgeon with optimism. Players predict unrealistic possibilities. Fans believe it all.
Fifth-year senior Carey clips net first
February 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore The first Kansas basketball player to climb the ladder and clip the north end zone net Monday at Allen Fieldhouse was not Big 12 player of the year candidate Drew Gooden. It was not Nick Collison or Kirk Hinrich.