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Second plane to hit World Trade Center was traveling faster, researchers say
February 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:38 a.m.) Researchers believe the second hijacked plane to hit the World Trade Center tower was traveling about 100 mph faster than the first, according to a published report.
Kidnappers had no intention of freeing Pearl
Foreign missions warned to take precautions
February 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:37 a.m.) The killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl never intended to free him, investigators said Saturday. Pakistani authorities have warned foreign organizations in the country to take precautions, saying the Pearl case may be part of a wider terrorist scheme.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
February 23, 2002
World Briefs
February 23, 2002
 Jerusalem: Israelis, Palestinians try to bring calm  Egypt: Minister, railway chief resign after train fire  Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims stone the devil in hajj ritual  Angola: Rebel leader killed
Who knew?
February 23, 2002
Weddings
February 23, 2002
Weddings
February 23, 2002
Dome-Hepford Krista Dome and Thomas Hepford , both of Lawrence, were married Jan. 19, 2002, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with Pastor Jeff Lilley officiating.
Russell wins again
February 23, 2002
Scott Russell is running out of records to break. Kansas University’s senior won his third Big 12 Conference title in the weight throw Friday at Devaney Center during the first day of the league’s indoor championship.
Police Briefs
February 23, 2002
Lawrence resident died of asphyxiation Sexual assault claims being checked by police
On the record
February 23, 2002
On the record
February 23, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Nation Briefs
February 23, 2002
California: Father faces charges for murder of 5 children Michigan: Judge orders couple handcuffed together Florida: Boys’ honesty rewarded
Military news
February 23, 2002
Military news
February 23, 2002
Army Reserve Pvt. Charles J. Leistner III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid, and Army values, principles, and traditions.
Mary Lee Scott
February 23, 2002
Lacey services
February 23, 2002
Memorial services for Charles Evan Lacey, 79, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. Mr. Lacey died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Kathryn Meyer Rombeck
February 23, 2002
Ernest William Hornberger
February 23, 2002
Enough taxes
February 23, 2002
Engagements
February 23, 2002
Engagements
February 23, 2002
O’Connell-Campbell Gary and Susan Campbell, McLouth, announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Campbell, Lawrence, to Sharon O’Connell, Kansas City, Mo.
Club news
February 23, 2002
Broadcasters president resigns
February 23, 2002
The president of the National Religious Broadcasters resigned after complaints about a newspaper interview in which he said the group should not lose focus on spiritual issues as it pursues political goals.
Briefcase
February 23, 2002
Director hopes to spike sales at Kmart through new ads Labor reports: Government to introduce new inflation measurement Lawsuit: Regulators, psychic hot line reach temporary agreement Earnings: Petco returns to market
Briefcase
February 23, 2002
 Director hopes to spike sales at Kmart through new ads  Labor reports: Government to introduce new inflation measurement  Lawsuit: Regulators, psychic hot line reach temporary agreement  Earnings: Petco returns to market
Around and about
February 23, 2002
Michael and Tiffany Baxter, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Drayke McDaniel Baxter, born Nov. 20, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He has two brothers, Michael-Shayne, 8, and Peyton, 3.
Around and about
February 23, 2002
4-H news
February 23, 2002
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Feb. 11. Project talks included arts, crafts and pets. The club play, “Fit For a King,” won a purple ribbon during County 4-H Days. Club members performed the play during the meeting, practicing for regional competition. The next meeting will be March 11.
4-H news
February 23, 2002
Area briefs
February 23, 2002
 Bicyclist struck by car  Officials investigate thefts of construction equipment  Spencer Consort to perform Bach, others at museum  Hughes poetry circles set to begin in Kansas cities  Economic Development Board plans to meet in Lecompton
Area briefs
February 23, 2002
Bicyclist struck by car Officials investigate thefts of construction equipment Spencer Consort to perform Bach, others at museum Hughes poetry circles set to begin in Kansas cities Economic Development Board plans to meet in Lecompton
Daily ticker
February 23, 2002
Daily ticker
February 23, 2002
Dow Industrials +133.47, 9,968.15
Lehman ousts Gogel
Toms only top-10 seed left in Match Play
February 23, 2002
Tom Lehman birdied three straight holes to stay close with Matt Gogel, then took advantage of the former Kansas University golfer’s mistakes for a 4 and 3 victory Friday in the Match Play Championship.
Top 25 Roundup: No. 4 Cincinnati tops No. 9 Marquette
February 23, 2002
Donald Little hit a 15-foot jumper with 3 seconds to play Friday night as No. 4 Cincinnati blew a pair of huge leads but rallied for a 63-62 victory over No. 9 Marquette. Cincinnati (26-2, 13-1 Conference USA) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Golden Eagles and took sole possession of first place.
NBA Roundup: Bryant lifts Lakers past Hornets
February 23, 2002
Kobe Bryant hit an 18-foot fadeaway jumper as time expired Friday night to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 96-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Bryant, who scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, took his shot over Charlotte’s George Lynch and fell backward to the floor as he watched it sail through the net for the Lakers’ sixth straight win over Charlotte.
KU running out of chances
Two games left for women to avoid winless Big 12 season
February 23, 2002
Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly made a quick exit from Columbia, Mo., last Wednesday night. The Cyclones had played poorly in a 62-52 triumph over Missouri and Fennelly wanted nothing more than to head out of town.
Helicopter crew was elite Army unit
February 23, 2002
The eight Army soldiers presumed dead Friday after their helicopter crashed into the sea in the southern Philippines were members of an elite special forces regiment depicted in the new film “Black Hawk Down.”
Pakistan’s leader pledges to find reporter’s killers
February 23, 2002
Pakistan’s president vowed on Friday to hunt down every one of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s kidnappers and to treat terrorism with “an iron hand.” Police said they were no longer restrained in the hunt for the kidnappers by concern for the safety of the hostage.
Bush wraps up Asian journey
N. Korea, Carter denounce remark
February 23, 2002
President Bush softened his “axis of evil” rhetoric in Asia, but his strong words already had gotten North Korea’s attention, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday. Indeed, North Korea shot back that Bush was “a politically backward child.”
6News video report: Area teens not happy with idea of new law
February 23, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the reactions from teens on a possible law that would restrict the number of minors in a car with a teen driver.
Colombian troops storm rebel stronghold
February 23, 2002
Colombian paratroopers and counterinsurgency forces stormed rebel territory Friday, launching an offensive to reconquer an area twice the size of New Jersey after a 3-year-old peace process failed.
Healthcheck 2002: Active release technique making name in Lawrence
February 23, 2002
Marta Costello reports on a new treatment for some common ailments by breaking up scar tissue in the body.
Taking broadband to remote state locations could cut Southwestern Bell from oversight
February 23, 2002
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. could free itself of most state regulatory oversight by carrying high-speed Internet access to remote stretches of Kansas, under a bill in the Senate.
Panel endorses infusion of cash for state courts
February 23, 2002
State courts would get extra money immediately to meet payrolls but would face another funding shortage in the next fiscal year under a measure endorsed Friday by a Senate panel. The Senate Ways and Means Committee, in a report on the proposed budget it endorsed for the judiciary, noted the “dire” financial outlook for Kansas’ court system in fiscal 2003, which starts July 1.
Shopper claims self-defense in express line fight
February 23, 2002
A shopper accused of beating another customer for bringing too many items into an express checkout line surrendered Friday, but her lawyer said she was only defending herself.
Bail decision delayed in crematory case
February 23, 2002
A judge declined to set bail Friday for the operator of a north Georgia crematory where nearly 300 decaying bodies have been discovered. Magistrate Judge Jerry Day said he would decide in the next few days whether Ray Brent Marsh should be eligible for bail.
Neighbor arrested in kidnapping; girl still missing
February 23, 2002
A neighbor of a 7-year-old girl abducted from her bedroom three weeks ago was arrested Friday after her blood was found on his clothing and in his motor home, police said. The girl was still missing.
Lacey services
February 23, 2002
San Francisco music fest to be bigger, better than ever
February 23, 2002
The recipe seemed simple enough: Take four of your favorite indie-rock bands. Pack them, along with a heaping helping of friends and underground music devotees, into the Kennel Club in San Francisco.
Critics call modern ‘Masked Ball’ perverse
February 23, 2002
As the English National Opera held its breath for an outraged reaction to its radical new staging of Verdi’s “A Masked Ball,” London critics delivered a potentially more damning verdict Friday.
Boy bands impresario under fire
Government investigating child labor compliance
February 23, 2002
Lou Pearlman, the boy-band hitmaker responsible for the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, has cultivated an avuncular image. Called “Big Poppa” by some of his singers, Pearlman has often been seen taking group members to concerts or to his downtown pizzeria.
Warren Commission critic dies at 88
Author passionately disputed conclusion of lone gunman theory in Kennedy case
February 23, 2002
Harold Weisberg, a prolific author and persistent critic of the official report that found a lone gunman responsible for the death of President John F. Kennedy and who was often dubbed the dean of assassination researchers, died Feb. 21 at his home in Frederick, Md. He was 88.
Stevens lone city prep to make finals
February 23, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Third time’s the charm? Free State High’s Justin Stevens only wishes his task today at the Kansas Coliseum would be that simple. Instead, the Firebirds’ senior wrestler will face the only opponent to have beaten him this season the same guy who knocked him unconscious two weeks ago, splitting open Stevens’ head and sending him out of the Sunflower League meet on a stretcher: Olathe South’s Justin Dyer.
Goose buster’ aims to rid lakes of pesky bird visits
February 23, 2002
A Kansas City woman is organizing a force of “goose busters” who will try to humanely rid suburban lakes of the pesky birds. Marianne Lumpe, a self-proclaimed “Goose Lady,” spent $3,000 on a border collie to chase the geese from her Mission Lake neighborhood in south Kansas City.
Broadcasters president resigns
February 23, 2002
The president of the National Religious Broadcasters resigned after complaints about a newspaper interview in which he said the group should not lose focus on spiritual issues as it pursues political goals.
Economic recession, fear of terrorism keep many from Mecca
February 23, 2002
Each year, roughly 2 million of Islam’s 1 billion adherents worldwide make their way to Mecca for a pilgrimage that is a pillar of their faith. Saudi Arabian authorities expect about the same number of people to perform the hajj or pilgrimage this week, but the travelers will find their journey less crowded and security much tighter.
Payless ShoeSource tops estimates
February 23, 2002
Payless ShoeSource Inc., the largest U.S. shoe store chain, on Friday reported a fourth-quarter net loss compared with a year-earlier profit, hit by costs to close 104 stores.
TRW calls Northrop move ‘regrettable’
February 23, 2002
Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. launched a $5.9 billion unsolicited bid Friday to buy TRW Inc., and TRW called the move “regrettable” because it came just days after its boss announced his departure.
Anniversaries
February 23, 2002
Anniversaries
February 23, 2002
Ross Robert and Mary Anna Ross, DeSoto, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today at the DeSoto Community Center.
Area Boys Roundup: Gardner-Edgerton clubs Cardinals, 70-40
February 23, 2002
Eudora High boys basketball coach Scott Stein is usually one of the most animated and vocal coaches in the Frontier League. On Friday night, however, Stein displayed a stoic face for the majority of the second half.
Grandparents can make stories their legacy
February 23, 2002
Is there a way that I as a father can influence my daughter’s attitude toward boys? If she chooses to marry, she will need to understand men and know how to relate to them. Is that something I should be thinking about?
Friends and neighbors
February 23, 2002
Zachary James Brown, great-grandson of Forrest James and Margaret Bookout of Lawrence, enjoys a Christmas visit with his great-grandfather. Zachary is the son of Mark and Diana Brown, both of Peoria, Ariz., and the grandson of Karen Pearson of Lawrence. Karen Pearson submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/ postem/friends.
Friends and neighbors
February 23, 2002
Foreign missions warned to take precautions
February 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:37 a.m.) The killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl never intended to free him, investigators said Saturday. Pakistani authorities have warned foreign organizations in the country to take precautions, saying the Pearl case may be part of a wider terrorist scheme.
Second plane to hit World Trade Center was traveling faster, researchers say
February 23, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 3:38 a.m.) Researchers believe the second hijacked plane to hit the World Trade Center tower was traveling about 100 mph faster than the first, according to a published report.
s intelligence effort
February 23, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The recent suggestion by Kansas University professor Felix Moos that a handful of universities create ROTC-like programs to train students for possible careers as national security and intelligence officers makes a great deal of sense.
Control systems gain popularity in town
February 23, 2002
By Mark Fagan Terrorist attacks, anthrax fears and bomb scares at airports may push security to the top of the nation’s agenda, but there’s a much more basic motive at work behind the popularity of workplace access-control systems.
February 23, 2002
Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. launched a $5.9 billion unsolicited bid Friday to buy TRW Inc., and TRW called the move “regrettable” because it came just days after its boss announced his departure.
Sound off
February 23, 2002
It seems when you look at an NHL hockey team’s record in the standings, you have the first line for wins, second line for losses, and the third line for ties. What is the fourth line for? The fourth line is for overtime losses. Each team receives two points for a win, one point for a tie and one point for an overtime loss.
Bargain hunters lift markets
February 23, 2002
Lured once more by lower prices, buyers returned to Wall Street late Friday, shrugging off earlier concerns about a profit warning from Circuit City and a federal probe into Computer Associates’ books. Rising blue chips lifted the Dow Jones industrials more than 130 points and tech stocks managed a modest advance.
South-siders to Home Depot: Stay away
February 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis A group of south Lawrence neighborhood associations is banding together against Home Depot’s plans for a store at 31st and Iowa streets. Spokesmen for the associations say the resulting increase in traffic will overwhelm the intersection  despite more than $3 million in planned improvements.
Trafficway planners meet with affected businesses, also warn that interchange might have to be cut
February 23, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Up to five businesses might be moved if the latest plan to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway comes to pass. And state officials might eliminate a key local interchange from the project unless city officials show more support for the road.
2nd dean finalist to visit university
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The second finalist for Kansas University’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will visit campus early next month, KU officials announced Friday. John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, will meet with students, faculty and staff at 3:30 p.m. March 4 at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Air Force secretary wants to stop patrols over cities
February 23, 2002
The Air Force’s civilian leader wants to end the post-Sept. 11 practice of continuous fighter jet patrols over U.S. cities and instead leave fighters on “strip alert” at airfields, ready to launch in case of emergency.
Neighbor arrested in kidnapping
February 23, 2002
A neighbor of a 7-year-old girl abducted from her bedroom three weeks ago was arrested Friday after her blood was found on his clothing and in his motor home, police said. The girl was still missing.
Bail decision delayed in crematory case
February 23, 2002
A judge declined to set bail Friday for the operator of a north Georgia crematory where nearly 300 decaying bodies have been discovered. Magistrate Judge Jerry Day said he would decide in the next few days whether Ray Brent Marsh should be eligible for bail.
Enough taxes
February 23, 2002
To the editor: Do we have an ostrich mentality on taxes or do we just like paying for ineptness and inefficiency?
NBA Roundup: Bryant lifts Lakers past Hornets
February 23, 2002
Kobe Bryant hit an 18-foot fadeaway jumper as time expired Friday night to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 96-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Bryant, who scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, took his shot over Charlotte’s George Lynch and fell backward to the floor as he watched it sail through the net for the Lakers’ sixth straight win over Charlotte.
s input sought on Haskell, wetlands
February 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the city for its opinion on the historical and cultural significance of Haskell Indian Nations University and the adjoining Baker Wetlands. The corps is preparing an environmental impact statement on proposed routes for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway; some of the routes would go through the wetlands.
Toms only top-10 seed left in Match Play
February 23, 2002
Tom Lehman birdied three straight holes to stay close with Matt Gogel, then took advantage of the former Kansas University golfer’s mistakes for a 4 and 3 victory Friday in the Match Play Championship.
Shopper claims self-defense in express line fight
February 23, 2002
A shopper accused of beating another customer for bringing too many items into an express checkout line surrendered Friday, but her lawyer said she was only defending herself.
Panel endorses infusion of cash for state courts
February 23, 2002
State courts would get extra money immediately to meet payrolls but would face another funding shortage in the next fiscal year under a measure endorsed Friday by a Senate panel. The Senate Ways and Means Committee, in a report on the proposed budget it endorsed for the judiciary, noted the “dire” financial outlook for Kansas’ court system in fiscal 2003, which starts July 1.
Colombian troops storm rebel stronghold
February 23, 2002
Colombian paratroopers and counterinsurgency forces stormed rebel territory Friday, launching an offensive to reconquer an area twice the size of New Jersey after a 3-year-old peace process failed.
Payless ShoeSource tops estimates
February 23, 2002
Payless ShoeSource Inc., the largest U.S. shoe store chain, on Friday reported a fourth-quarter net loss compared with a year-earlier profit, hit by costs to close 104 stores.
Helicopter crew was elite Army unit
February 23, 2002
The eight Army soldiers presumed dead Friday after their helicopter crashed into the sea in the southern Philippines were members of an elite special forces regiment depicted in the new film “Black Hawk Down.”
Kathryn Meyer Rombeck
February 23, 2002
Junction City  Services for Kathryn Meyer Rombeck, 86, Junction City, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Xavier Catholic Church, Junction City. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Junction City. Mrs. Rombeck died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Geary Community Hospital, Junction City.
San Francisco music fest to be bigger, better than ever
February 23, 2002
The recipe seemed simple enough: Take four of your favorite indie-rock bands. Pack them, along with a heaping helping of friends and underground music devotees, into the Kennel Club in San Francisco.
Mary Lee Scott
February 23, 2002
Cottonwood Falls  Private graveside services for Mary Lee Scott, 75, El Dorado, will be at 11 a.m. today at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls. Mrs. Scott died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Stoney Brook Nursing Home, Manhattan.
World Online: Panorama - Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
February 23, 2002
The Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 4706 Overland Drive, stands just north of Lawrence Free State High School. The aquatic center, which opened June 1, 2001, was built for $9.3 million. The facility features a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a diving well and underwater classroom, as well as a separate family pool with zero-depth entry, water slide, lap swimming area and a children’s interactive water play area.
Nation Briefs
February 23, 2002
 California: Father faces charges for murder of 5 children  Michigan: Judge orders couple handcuffed together  Florida: Boys’ honesty rewarded
Chester A. Furrow
February 23, 2002
Ottawa  Services for Chester A. Furrow, 84, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Furrow died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Village Manor Nursing Home, Ottawa.
Horoscopes
February 23, 2002
For Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, those with birthdays today: Make the most out of the special opportunities you create this year. You have an unusually charismatic personality, and others want to pave the way for you. You build on someone’s experience with ease. If you are single, you will find a relationship that could be significant for the remainder of your life. If you are attached, you and your sweetie will learn to share more common interests.
6Sports video report: KU looking to keep undefeated record in conference
February 23, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Sunday’s upcoming KU basketball game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska.
6Sports video report: LHS rolls over the Pioneers, snag share of league championship
February 23, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS boys’ basketball game against the Leavenworth Pioneers. This game was the seniors’ final home game.
Author passionately disputed conclusion of lone gunman theory in Kennedy case
February 23, 2002
Harold Weisberg, a prolific author and persistent critic of the official report that found a lone gunman responsible for the death of President John F. Kennedy and who was often dubbed the dean of assassination researchers, died Feb. 21 at his home in Frederick, Md. He was 88.
Baseball Spring Training Roundup: Lofton likes chances with Chisox
February 23, 2002
Kenny Lofton is looking forward to playing for the top team in the American League Central Division again. It just won’t be with the Cleveland Indians. Lofton signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox after hitting a career-low .261 for the Indians last season.
N. Korea, Carter denounce remark
February 23, 2002
President Bush softened his “axis of evil” rhetoric in Asia, but his strong words already had gotten North Korea’s attention, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday. Indeed, North Korea shot back that Bush was “a politically backward child.”
s killers
February 23, 2002
Pakistan’s president vowed on Friday to hunt down every one of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s kidnappers and to treat terrorism with “an iron hand.” Police said they were no longer restrained in the hunt for the kidnappers by concern for the safety of the hostage.
Spirituality
February 23, 2002
Mormons join top five in 2002 religious yearbook Franklin Graham: AIDS crisis bigger threat than terrorism Methodists report increases in giving, new attendees
Religion briefs
February 23, 2002
St. John’s delegates to attend celebration Jewish center celebrates Purim Unity welcomes guest musician Methodists offer giving program St. Margaret’s sets Lenten program
Religion briefs
February 23, 2002
 St. John’s delegates to attend celebration  Jewish center celebrates Purim  Unity welcomes guest musician  Methodists offer giving program  St. Margaret’s sets Lenten program
U.S. will try to end 46-year futility in bobsled today
February 23, 2002
Apolo has already taken off, and now he’s hoping to fly higher and win a few more medals. Bode is going for broke again, ready to ski like a champion in his best event. The Olympics might be winding down, but the U.S. medal count is still climbing and two of the top Americans have a chance to add to the total today.
s worship band attracts a crowd
February 23, 2002
By Jim Baker Shiray Shabbat is a Hebrew term for “songs of Sabbath.” But the phrase has even more meaning for members of the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, where Shiray Shabbat is both the name of a monthly all-music worship service and the group of musicians and singers that performs during it.
Business not about patriotism
February 23, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Profits trump patriotism. That is how Kate Barton, a tax partner at Ernst & Young explains the stampede of American companies rushing to incorporate in Bermuda while retaining all the benefits of their U.S. locations and evading millions in corporate tax payments to the U.S. Treasury.
Who knew?
February 23, 2002
To the editor: In response to Pete Carleton’s question in the Public Forum (Monday Feb., 11) “Am I missing something here?”
Wooden, Free State finish with flourish, 60-53
February 23, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Free State High junior Keith Wooden didn’t score all of his school-record-setting 330 points Friday night against Shawnee Mission North. It just seemed that way.
Area Boys Roundup: Gardner-Edgerton clubs Cardinals, 70-40
February 23, 2002
Eudora High boys basketball coach Scott Stein is usually one of the most animated and vocal coaches in the Frontier League. On Friday night, however, Stein displayed a stoic face for the majority of the second half.
Area Girls Roundup: Trailblazers blast Eudora
February 23, 2002
Eudora’s girls basketball team couldn’t fight its way out of their second consecutive 61¼2-minute scoring drought and suffered a 47-42 loss to Gardner-Edgerton on Friday night.
KU baseball now 6-0
February 23, 2002
By Levi Chronister Once again, Kansas University baseball pitchers helped support a lackluster offensive showing  most recently in a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
State hospital consolidations raise concern among advocates
February 23, 2002
An upcoming consolidation at Larned State Hospital concerns some mental health experts and child advocates, who worry that the move is part of a larger trend to downsize children’s mental health services.
City’s input sought on Haskell, wetlands
February 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the city for its opinion on the historical and cultural significance of Haskell Indian Nations University and the adjoining Baker Wetlands. The corps is preparing an environmental impact statement on proposed routes for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway; some of the routes would go through the wetlands.
Trees part of federal history
February 23, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe A tree now barely grows in Washington, and the story behind that is a tale worth telling during Presidents’ Week.
Business not about patriotism
February 23, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Profits trump patriotism. That is how Kate Barton, a tax partner at Ernst & Young explains the stampede of American companies rushing to incorporate in Bermuda while retaining all the benefits of their U.S. locations and evading millions in corporate tax payments to the U.S. Treasury.
Air Force secretary wants to stop patrols over cities
February 23, 2002
The Air Force’s civilian leader wants to end the post-Sept. 11 practice of continuous fighter jet patrols over U.S. cities and instead leave fighters on “strip alert” at airfields, ready to launch in case of emergency.
Reese services
February 23, 2002
Terror alert system makeover due
February 23, 2002
Those vague domestic terrorism alerts from grim-faced federal officials haven’t worked well, experts say, so the terror warning system is about to get an overhaul. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is expected to unveil a new terrorism alert system in the next few weeks.
People
February 23, 2002
Lee on defense in child’s death Knievel, ex to keep their distance Waters project pokes fun
Flurry of protests stirs memories of Cold War
February 23, 2002
The Gold War is stirring up memories of the Cold War. An Olympics that began with countries marching together in harmony is sputtering to an end with Russia seething, South Korea unhappy and the United States wondering what the fuss is all about.
Lions snare share of league
February 23, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Stephen Vinson must have skipped class as a kindergartener the day sharing was discussed. Vinson sure wasn’t in the sharing mood following the Lions’ 70-57 victory over Leavenworth on Friday night at the LHS gym that enabled Lawrence to emerge as Sunflower League boys basketball co-champion with Olathe South.
GAO sues Cheney for names of energy advisers
February 23, 2002
The General Accounting Office sued Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday in unprecedented legal action seeking lists of executives from Enron and other energy companies who met last year with President Bush’s energy task force.
KDOT explains 32nd St. details
Trafficway planners meet with affected businesses, also warn that interchange might have to be cut
February 23, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Up to five businesses might be moved if the latest plan to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway comes to pass. And state officials might eliminate a key local interchange from the project unless city officials show more support for the road.
South-siders to Home Depot: Stay away
February 23, 2002
By Joel Mathis A group of south Lawrence neighborhood associations is banding together against Home Depot’s plans for a store at 31st and Iowa streets. Spokesmen for the associations say the resulting increase in traffic will overwhelm the intersection despite more than $3 million in planned improvements.
Happy anniversary for U.S. hockey team
Team USA downs Russians 22 years after Miracle on Ice
February 23, 2002
The puck dropped, the final second ticked away and, like little boys, the Americans mobbed each other around goaltender Mike Richter. They had survived. The Russians mounted a frantic comeback attempt in the third period of the men’s hockey semifinals Friday night, but the Americans held on for a 3-2 victory, and they will go for gold Sunday against Canada.
Playing favorites
Jewish center’s worship band attracts a crowd
February 23, 2002
By Jim Baker Shiray Shabbat is a Hebrew term for “songs of Sabbath.” But the phrase has even more meaning for members of the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, where Shiray Shabbat is both the name of a monthly all-music worship service and the group of musicians and singers that performs during it.
Bargain hunters lift markets
February 23, 2002
Lured once more by lower prices, buyers returned to Wall Street late Friday, shrugging off earlier concerns about a profit warning from Circuit City and a federal probe into Computer Associates’ books. Rising blue chips lifted the Dow Jones industrials more than 130 points and tech stocks managed a modest advance.
Grand Ole Opry singers coming to Ottawa
February 23, 2002
If you’re in the mood for some jazz, some Frank Sinatra tunes or plays about women and women’s issues, then you are in luck this weekend.
Society Calendar
February 23, 2002
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
February 23, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group At times, the chamber sounded more like a school board meeting than a Supreme Court hearing. The room echoed with laments about urban schools and poor kids trapped in an educational disaster zone.
Economic recession, fear of terrorism keep many from Mecca
February 23, 2002
Each year, roughly 2 million of Islam’s 1 billion adherents worldwide make their way to Mecca for a pilgrimage that is a pillar of their faith. Saudi Arabian authorities expect about the same number of people to perform the hajj  or pilgrimage  this week, but the travelers will find their journey less crowded and security much tighter.
Government investigating child labor compliance
February 23, 2002
Lou Pearlman, the boy-band hitmaker responsible for the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, has cultivated an avuncular image. Called “Big Poppa” by some of his singers, Pearlman has often been seen taking group members to concerts or to his downtown pizzeria.
Flurry of protests stirs memories of Cold War
February 23, 2002
The Gold War is stirring up memories of the Cold War. An Olympics that began with countries marching together in harmony is sputtering to an end with Russia seething, South Korea unhappy and the United States wondering what the fuss is all about.
Grandparents can make stories their legacy
February 23, 2002
Is there a way that I as a father can influence my daughter’s attitude toward boys? If she chooses to marry, she will need to understand men and know how to relate to them. Is that something I should be thinking about?
GAO sues Cheney for names of energy advisers
February 23, 2002
The General Accounting Office sued Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday in unprecedented legal action seeking lists of executives from Enron and other energy companies who met last year with President Bush’s energy task force.
Poor old Kenny!
February 23, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Shed no tears for the alleged plight of Linda and Kenneth Lay. It wasn’t too long ago that Linda Lay, the wife of chairman Kenneth Lay of Enron Corp. infamy, could be seen all teary and sobbing in those television film clips describing the couple’s dearth of resources.
Top 25 Roundup: No. 4 Cincinnati tops No. 9 Marquette
February 23, 2002
Donald Little hit a 15-foot jumper with 3 seconds to play Friday night as No. 4 Cincinnati blew a pair of huge leads but rallied for a 63-62 victory over No. 9 Marquette. Cincinnati (26-2, 13-1 Conference USA) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Golden Eagles and took sole possession of first place.
State hospital consolidations raise concern among advocates
February 23, 2002
An upcoming consolidation at Larned State Hospital concerns some mental health experts and child advocates, who worry that the move is part of a larger trend to downsize children’s mental health services.
6News video report: Area teens not happy with idea of new law
February 23, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the reactions from teens on a possible law that would restrict the number of minors in a car with a teen driver.
Seat patrol
February 23, 2002
Amy Probst, right, reads a novel for her Kansas University English class during her two-hour shift camping near a men’s restroom at the north entrance of Allen Fieldhouse. The Waterloo, Iowa, freshman is in a group of 30 KU students who take turns camping at the fieldhouse waiting for the chance for choice seats in the student section at men’s basketball games. More than a dozen such groups camp for days before every home game. In the background is Allison Johnson, St. Louis freshman, who camps for a different group that calls itself “The Smiths,” short for “Naismith.” KU closes out its home season Wednesday against Kansas State.
On the street
February 23, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Does Starbucks belong in downtown Lawrence?
Reese services
February 23, 2002
Private graveside services for Joel Travis Reese, infant son of James Travis and Krystal May (Bryant) Reese, Eudora, were at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. He died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Ernest William Hornberger
February 23, 2002
Worden  Inurnment services for Ernest William Hornberger, 77, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. John’s Cemetery near Worden. Mr. Hornberger died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation Center, Oskaloosa.
6Sports video report: LHS rolls over the Pioneers, snag share of league championship
February 23, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the LHS boys’ basketball game against the Leavenworth Pioneers. This game was the seniors’ final home game.
Pet cloning: Too much of a good thing?
February 23, 2002
By Jim Baker Midge Grinstead wasn’t thrilled when she heard the recent news that scientists at Texas A&M University had succeeded in cloning a cat. “My reaction when I saw the article in the paper was: What for?” said Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.
aims to rid lakes of pesky bird visits
February 23, 2002
A Kansas City woman is organizing a force of “goose busters” who will try to humanely rid suburban lakes of the pesky birds. Marianne Lumpe, a self-proclaimed “Goose Lady,” spent $3,000 on a border collie to chase the geese from her Mission Lake neighborhood in south Kansas City.
Two games left for women to avoid winless Big 12 season
February 23, 2002
Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly made a quick exit from Columbia, Mo., last Wednesday night. The Cyclones had played poorly in a 62-52 triumph over Missouri and Fennelly wanted nothing more than to head out of town.
Team USA downs Russians 22 years after Miracle on Ice
February 23, 2002
The puck dropped, the final second ticked away and, like little boys, the Americans mobbed each other around goaltender Mike Richter. They had survived. The Russians mounted a frantic comeback attempt in the third period of the men’s hockey semifinals Friday night, but the Americans held on for a 3-2 victory, and they will go for gold Sunday against Canada.
Trees part of federal history
February 23, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe A tree now barely grows in Washington, and the story behind that is a tale worth telling during Presidents’ Week.
Stevens lone city prep to make finals
February 23, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Third time’s the charm? Free State High’s Justin Stevens only wishes his task today at the Kansas Coliseum would be that simple. Instead, the Firebirds’ senior wrestler will face the only opponent to have beaten him this season  the same guy who knocked him unconscious two weeks ago, splitting open Stevens’ head and sending him out of the Sunflower League meet on a stretcher: Olathe South’s Justin Dyer.
6Sports video report: KU looking to keep undefeated record in conference
February 23, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Sunday’s upcoming KU basketball game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Police Briefs
February 23, 2002
 Lawrence resident died of asphyxiation  Sexual assault claims being checked by police
Baseball Spring Training Roundup: Lofton likes chances with Chisox
February 23, 2002
Kenny Lofton is looking forward to playing for the top team in the American League Central Division again. It just won’t be with the Cleveland Indians. Lofton signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox after hitting a career-low .261 for the Indians last season.
Area Girls Roundup: Trailblazers blast Eudora
February 23, 2002
Eudora’s girls basketball team couldn’t fight its way out of their second consecutive 612-minute scoring drought and suffered a 47-42 loss to Gardner-Edgerton on Friday night.
Wooden, Free State finish with flourish, 60-53
February 23, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Free State High junior Keith Wooden didn’t score all of his school-record-setting 330 points Friday night against Shawnee Mission North. It just seemed that way.
Pet cloning: Too much of a good thing?
February 23, 2002
By Jim Baker Midge Grinstead wasn’t thrilled when she heard the recent news that scientists at Texas A&M University had succeeded in cloning a cat. “My reaction when I saw the article in the paper was: What for?” said Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.
Horoscopes
February 23, 2002
Terror alert system makeover due
February 23, 2002
Those vague domestic terrorism alerts from grim-faced federal officials haven’t worked well, experts say, so the terror warning system is about to get an overhaul. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is expected to unveil a new terrorism alert system in the next few weeks.
Hinton to face Grant for 275 title
February 23, 2002
By Shawn Linenberger Baldwin’s best finish in a state wrestling meet was 11th place, and that was 15 years ago. It looks like this year’s Bulldogs could change that today at Kansas Coliseum. Baldwin is in sixth place in Class 4A with 53.5 points after Friday’s competition, and the Bulldogs look to maintain that today, especially with surging sophomore Kyle Flory set to compete in the 171-pound finals.
Local briefs
February 23, 2002
Courts: Suspect found innocent of Franklin County murder Ottawa After deliberating about six hours over two days, a Franklin County jury Friday found an Overbrook man innocent of second-degree murder. John Powell, 45, was freed from Franklin County Jail where he had been held on $500,000 bond in last summer’s death of Barney Riley, 39, Lawrence. Powell was accused of fatally beating Riley with a baseball bat at a home near Centropolis. Riley’s body was found by children June 11, 2001. Powell said he put a drunken and passed-out Riley in the back of a truck to take him to Lawrence but ended up unloading him by a tree in a field because he needed to get to work. Riley was alive at the time, Powell said. “I think the state just didn’t have enough evidence to convict him,” said Powell’s attorney, Robert Kuchar, Olathe. “I’m glad to see that justice still works.” Franklin County prosecutor John Dowell declined to comment. __________________________________ Crime: Police identifying victims of restroom videotaping Ottawa Police have identified four more women allegedly videotaped without their knowledge in the restroom of a downtown bar and restaurant. Investigators Friday also were trying to contact three more women who might have been unknowingly videotaped, Ottawa Police Capt. Ron Puterbaugh said. Darrin A. Votaw, 31, Lawrence, already faces nine charges of eavesdropping. Police say he videotaped women in G. Willikers Bar and Deli, 306 S. Main St., where he was a part owner. Votaw is free on $5,000 bond. Tuesday evening police searched G. Willikers and arrested Votaw. According to police reports, several items were seized at the bar, including ceiling tiles, color and digital photographs, a nude photograph, a combination television/VCR, and computer equipment. Police also twice searched Votaw’s Lawrence residence, Puterbaugh said. One videotape has been confiscated, he said. No other arrests are expected, he said. Votaw has applied for a court-appointed attorney to represent him. No trial date has been set. __________________________________ Kansas University: Former South African leader to speak at student lecture Former South African president F.W. de Klerk will visit Lawrence in April. De Klerk, who served from 1989 to 1994 and is widely recognized for helping dismantle apartheid, will speak April 20 at the Lied Center as part of Kansas University’s Student Lecture Series. The free event is open to the public. Matt Dwyer, the lecture series’ chairman, said times for de Klerk’s events have yet to be determined, but a lecture, reception and press conference will be on his agenda. Past lecturers include former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Dwyer said it will cost $25,000 to bring de Klerk to Lawrence. The series is funded through unclaimed student basketball tickets that are resold to the general public.
Local briefs
February 23, 2002
 Courts: Suspect found innocent of Franklin County murder Ottawa  After deliberating about six hours over two days, a Franklin County jury Friday found an Overbrook man innocent of second-degree murder. John Powell, 45, was freed from Franklin County Jail where he had been held on $500,000 bond in last summer’s death of Barney Riley, 39, Lawrence. Powell was accused of fatally beating Riley with a baseball bat at a home near Centropolis. Riley’s body was found by children June 11, 2001. Powell said he put a drunken and passed-out Riley in the back of a truck to take him to Lawrence but ended up unloading him by a tree in a field because he needed to get to work. Riley was alive at the time, Powell said. “I think the state just didn’t have enough evidence to convict him,” said Powell’s attorney, Robert Kuchar, Olathe. “I’m glad to see that justice still works.” Franklin County prosecutor John Dowell declined to comment. __________________________________  Crime: Police identifying victims of restroom videotaping Ottawa  Police have identified four more women allegedly videotaped without their knowledge in the restroom of a downtown bar and restaurant. Investigators Friday also were trying to contact three more women who might have been unknowingly videotaped, Ottawa Police Capt. Ron Puterbaugh said. Darrin A. Votaw, 31, Lawrence, already faces nine charges of eavesdropping. Police say he videotaped women in G. Willikers Bar and Deli, 306 S. Main St., where he was a part owner. Votaw is free on $5,000 bond. Tuesday evening police searched G. Willikers and arrested Votaw. According to police reports, several items were seized at the bar, including ceiling tiles, color and digital photographs, a nude photograph, a combination television/VCR, and computer equipment. Police also twice searched Votaw’s Lawrence residence, Puterbaugh said. One videotape has been confiscated, he said. No other arrests are expected, he said. Votaw has applied for a court-appointed attorney to represent him. No trial date has been set. __________________________________  Kansas University: Former South African leader to speak at student lecture Former South African president F.W. de Klerk will visit Lawrence in April. De Klerk, who served from 1989 to 1994 and is widely recognized for helping dismantle apartheid, will speak April 20 at the Lied Center as part of Kansas University’s Student Lecture Series. The free event is open to the public. Matt Dwyer, the lecture series’ chairman, said times for de Klerk’s events have yet to be determined, but a lecture, reception and press conference will be on his agenda. Past lecturers include former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Dwyer said it will cost $25,000 to bring de Klerk to Lawrence. The series is funded through unclaimed student basketball tickets that are resold to the general public.
Scouting news
February 23, 2002
Ohno hopes to add to haul
U.S. will try to end 46-year futility in bobsled today
February 23, 2002
Apolo has already taken off, and now he’s hoping to fly higher and win a few more medals. Bode is going for broke again, ready to ski like a champion in his best event. The Olympics might be winding down, but the U.S. medal count is still climbing and two of the top Americans have a chance to add to the total today.
World Briefs
February 23, 2002
Jerusalem: Israelis, Palestinians try to bring calm Egypt: Minister, railway chief resign after train fire Saudi Arabia: Muslim pilgrims stone the devil in hajj ritual Angola: Rebel leader killed
Baldwin’s Flory reaches state finals
Hinton to face Grant for 275 title
February 23, 2002
By Shawn Linenberger Baldwin’s best finish in a state wrestling meet was 11th place, and that was 15 years ago. It looks like this year’s Bulldogs could change that today at Kansas Coliseum. Baldwin is in sixth place in Class 4A with 53.5 points after Friday’s competition, and the Bulldogs look to maintain that today, especially with surging sophomore Kyle Flory set to compete in the 171-pound finals.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 23, 2002
Taking broadband to remote state locations could cut Southwestern Bell from oversight
February 23, 2002
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. could free itself of most state regulatory oversight by carrying high-speed Internet access to remote stretches of Kansas, under a bill in the Senate.
Lions snare share of league
February 23, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High senior Stephen Vinson must have skipped class as a kindergartener the day sharing was discussed. Vinson sure wasn’t in the sharing mood following the Lions’ 70-57 victory over Leavenworth on Friday night at the LHS gym that enabled Lawrence to emerge as Sunflower League boys basketball co-champion with Olathe South.
KU women fifth at Big 12 swims
February 23, 2002
The Kansas women’s swimming and diving team remained in fifth place with a score of 315.5 points heading into the final day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships. KU’s Gwen Haley and Heidi Landherr paced the Jayhawks as they finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the championship heat of the 400 IM.
Briefly
February 23, 2002
BEIJING: Bush’s remarks on tolerance edited out of China speech ATlanta: Suspicious package tested for anthrax at Army post Italy: Court convicts suspected head of bin Laden group
Briefly
February 23, 2002
 BEIJING: Bush’s remarks on tolerance edited out of China speech  ATlanta: Suspicious package tested for anthrax at Army post  Italy: Court convicts suspected head of bin Laden group
Silent film festival opens in Topeka
Grand Ole Opry singers coming to Ottawa
February 23, 2002
If you’re in the mood for some jazz, some Frank Sinatra tunes or plays about women and women’s issues, then you are in luck this weekend.
House pushes no-call list
February 23, 2002
The House tentatively approved a bill Friday creating a state “no-call” list to protect some consumers from telemarketing after tying it to a provision on agricultural contracts.
Chester A. Furrow
February 23, 2002
perverse
February 23, 2002
As the English National Opera held its breath for an outraged reaction to its radical new staging of Verdi’s “A Masked Ball,” London critics delivered a potentially more damning verdict Friday.
Gooden good as gone? KU junior leaning toward NBA
February 23, 2002
By Gary Bedore More and more, with each passing day, it looks as if Drew Gooden is headed to the NBA. “This could, probably will, be my last year. We don’t know yet, so I don’t take anything for granted,” Gooden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-11 junior forward, said Friday.
Spirituality
February 23, 2002
 Mormons join top five in 2002 religious yearbook  Franklin Graham: AIDS crisis bigger threat than terrorism  Methodists report increases in giving, new attendees
People
February 23, 2002
 Lee on defense in child’s death  Knievel, ex to keep their distance  Waters project pokes fun
Club news
February 23, 2002
The University Bridge Club announced the winners of the Feb. 16 game, which was hosted by Tom and Cathy Waller. The blue team winners were Theda Pierson, first; Al Smith, second; Ed Stellmacher, third; Carl Schaake, fourth; and Horace Nelson, fifth.
Access finds market
Control systems gain popularity in town
February 23, 2002
By Mark Fagan Terrorist attacks, anthrax fears and bomb scares at airports may push security to the top of the nation’s agenda, but there’s a much more basic motive at work behind the popularity of workplace access-control systems.
Proposed program could benefit nation’s intelligence effort
February 23, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The recent suggestion by Kansas University professor Felix Moos that a handful of universities create ROTC-like programs to train students for possible careers as national security and intelligence officers makes a great deal of sense.
Fire alarm holdup confuses students
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Chris Maute figures if 800 students are going to be locked out of McCollum Residence Hall in 20-degree weather for more than two hours in the middle of the night, the least they deserve is an explanation.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 23, 2002
On Feb. 23, 1902, the Lawrence Journal told of the previous day’s Daughters of American Revolution local chapter’s observance of Washington’s birthday. 250 ladies came to the Sparr residence on Tennessee street and were served refreshments by young ladies in Revolutionary War period costume.
Displays energize KU event
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Thirty-five pounds was what it took to turn Joe Bell’s pasta bridge into a macaroni massacre. But the Lawrence High School senior was pleased with his team’s performance in the design competition, which was part of the Kansas University Engineering Expo on Friday.
House pushes no-call list
February 23, 2002
The House tentatively approved a bill Friday creating a state “no-call” list to protect some consumers from telemarketing after tying it to a provision on agricultural contracts.
Fire alarm holdup confuses students
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Chris Maute figures if 800 students are going to be locked out of McCollum Residence Hall in 20-degree weather for more than two hours in the middle of the night, the least they deserve is an explanation.
Religion: Another education ‘R’
February 23, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group At times, the chamber sounded more like a school board meeting than a Supreme Court hearing. The room echoed with laments about urban schools and poor kids trapped in an educational disaster zone.
Poor old Kenny!
February 23, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Shed no tears for the alleged plight of Linda and Kenneth Lay. It wasn’t too long ago that Linda Lay, the wife of chairman Kenneth Lay of Enron Corp. infamy, could be seen all teary and sobbing in those television film clips describing the couple’s dearth of resources.
Births
February 23, 2002
Bryan and Laura Hedges, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday. James Simpson and Amber Butler, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday.
Scouting news
February 23, 2002
Patrick Brandt, 18, will receive his Eagle Award during an Eagle Court of Honor at 1 p.m. March 2 at the First Christian Church in Lawrence. The award is the highest award the Boys Scouts of America offers. Brandt, a member of Troop 53, has earned 24 merit badges and is a member of the Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow.
Displays energize KU event
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Thirty-five pounds was what it took to turn Joe Bell’s pasta bridge into a macaroni massacre. But the Lawrence High School senior was pleased with his team’s performance in the design competition, which was part of the Kansas University Engineering Expo on Friday.
KU baseball now 6-0
February 23, 2002
By Levi Chronister Once again, Kansas University baseball pitchers helped support a lackluster offensive showing most recently in a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Gooden good as gone? KU junior leaning toward NBA
February 23, 2002
By Gary Bedore More and more, with each passing day, it looks as if Drew Gooden is headed to the NBA. “This could, probably will, be my last year. We don’t know yet, so I don’t take anything for granted,” Gooden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-11 junior forward, said Friday.
KU women fifth at Big 12 swims
February 23, 2002
The Kansas women’s swimming and diving team remained in fifth place with a score of 315.5 points heading into the final day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships. KU’s Gwen Haley and Heidi Landherr paced the Jayhawks as they finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the championship heat of the 400 IM.
Russell wins again
February 23, 2002
Scott Russell is running out of records to break. Kansas University’s senior won his third Big 12 Conference title in the weight throw Friday at Devaney Center during the first day of the league’s indoor championship.
2nd dean finalist to visit university
February 23, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The second finalist for Kansas University’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will visit campus early next month, KU officials announced Friday. John Lipski, head of the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese department at Pennsylvania State University, will meet with students, faculty and staff at 3:30 p.m. March 4 at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.