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World Online report: Jayhawks escape Lincoln, 88-87
February 24, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:39 p.m.) With Kirk Hinrich having fouled out just before, Keith Langford hit a clutch three-pointer to give Kansas the lead with 32.9 seconds left in the game - their first lead since the 16:24 mark. The Jayhawks overcame a very determined Cornhusker team that hit a monstrous 18 of their 37 three-point shots.
Two missiles fired on Kandahar airport
February 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:00 a.m.) Two rockets were fired at the U.S. base here before Canadian and Afghan forces secured the firing site, military officials said Sunday.
US military leaders say they do not know whether bin Laden is alive or where he might be hiding
February 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:00 a.m.) The United States does not know if Osama bin Laden is alive or where he might be hiding if he survived American attacks, U.S. military leaders said Sunday.
Karzai visits Iran amid U.S. stand Tehran threatening peace process
February 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:39 a.m.) Afghan leader Hamid Karzai visited Iran on Sunday as the United States repeated accusations that Iran is protecting fleeing al-Qaida and Taliban members and trying to undermine the fragile Afghan administration.
Couples don’t take cake for granted
February 24, 2002
Though the wedding cake has always played a significant role in the classic wedding, the modern take on our favorite bridal sweet is much different from that of its predecessors.
Most wedding traditions rooted in ancient beliefs
February 24, 2002
The bridesmaids are dressed the same, you’ve got a veil over your face and the deal isn’t sealed until you kiss. Ever wonder how these wedding traditions came about?
Wedding regrets revealed
February 24, 2002
You’ve planned a party within your budget, picked the perfect dress, hired a great photographer, tasted the cake, made a song list … and now you wonder what could possibly go wrong?
Personalized touches make a wedding unique
February 24, 2002
Trying to avoid the dreaded cookie-cutter approach to planning your wedding? Ideally, every aspect of a wedding should be personalized tailored to the personalities, interests and heritages of the bride and groom.
Books offer bridal advice
February 24, 2002
Since she opened her shop in New York in 1990, Vera Wang has become the bridal gown guru for the rich and famous, and during fittings she has been privy to a plethora of wedding plan woes.
Countdown: what to do, when to do it
February 24, 2002
Here’s a month-by-month guide to help you create the wedding you want.
Free State girls tumble to SM West, 43-34
February 24, 2002
Megan Robinson and Khadian Kelly combined for 35 points as Shawnee Mission West handed Lawrence Free State its sixth straight girls basketball loss on Saturday afternoon. Robinson scored 18 points and Kelly 17 to pace the Vikings to a 43-34 victory that enabled them to avoid sole possession of the Sunflower League cellar.
RV business booming, thanks to 9-11 attacks, lower interest rates
Winnebago orders climb by 50 percent
February 24, 2002
Despite a weak economy, the recreational vehicle business is riding an unprecedented boom. RV industry spokesmen say the upturn is due in part to lower interest rates and lower gasoline prices but mostly to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the ensuing unrest about traveling abroad and by air.
Lone Star looks good for largemouth bass
February 24, 2002
Douglas County’s Lone Star Lake should be good for bass fishing this year, according to Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for Wildlife and Parks. Net and electrofishing samples taken in 2001 enable Sanders to forecast a lake’s fishing prospects.
News shows list guest lineups
February 24, 2002
Here’s the guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
Stamp set promotes 50 states
February 24, 2002
“Greetings From America” a postal invitation to the world will be depicted on new U.S. stamps starting April 4. The colorful and creative panel of 50 stamps will feature scenes from each of the 50 states as an invitation to see the beauty of the United States state by state. This stamp set is the first issuance of a pane of 50 stamps in 10 years.
Othello’ actor overcomes misperceptions about play
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Actor Walter Coppage for years refused to read William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Until the 1970s and 1980s, the role of Othello the Moor was often played by white men wearing black makeup. To Coppage, it was a reminder of minstrel shows, which featured singers like Al Jolson in blackface.
Officer rules out crash survivors
February 24, 2002
All 10 U.S. servicemen aboard a military helicopter that crashed two days ago in the southern Philippines are believed to be dead, an American general said early today. “We have determined that there is no chance to find survivors,” said Brig. Gen. Donald Wurster, head of a U.S. military contingent involved in a counterterrorism exercise in the southern Philippines.
Pakistan urges caution in wake of reporter’s death
February 24, 2002
Pakistan has warned U.S. and other foreign diplomatic missions and businesses to boost their security, fearing that the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl may signal a wider plan to thwart President Pervez Musharraf’s drive against extremism.
What are you reading?
February 24, 2002
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
Buddhist leader to give calligraphy demonstration New York ceramic sculptor to present talk at museum Art in the Park organizers are looking for exhibitors African dancers, singers coming to Baker University Nominations being sought for state arts award
Russian orchestra to perform classics
February 24, 2002
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” Stravinsky’s “Song of the Nightingale” and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
Guitar ensemble to play music from around the world
February 24, 2002
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, marking its first concert in Lawrence. The quartet will perform a variety of songs, ranging from African, Celtic and Latin music to classics such as Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite.”
KU Symphonic Band to kick off tour in March
February 24, 2002
The Kansas University Symphonic Band will be touring in March. The tour will begin with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center and end at the American Bandmasters Assn. convention in Wichita. Stops in between are Emporia and Topeka.
Legislators say ‘ugly’ funding decisions in store
February 24, 2002
By Mike Belt Hard decisions in dealing with the state’s financial crisis are still ahead for the Kansas Legislature, and local lawmakers aren’t looking forward to it. “It’s going to get ugly,” state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, said during a legislative update at a Capitol Connections breakfast sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Lawmakers set to commence naturopathy licensure debate
February 24, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The battle over whether to license naturopathic physicians in Kansas will start Monday in the Legislature. Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, has scheduled two days of hearings for opponents and supporters of the proposal.
Plan ahead when choosing Medicare plan
February 24, 2002
Sinners and saints at ease in ‘Big Easy’
New Orleans, ‘The City That Care Forgot,’ takes Southern hospitality to new level
February 24, 2002
Like Paris, London and Rome, New Orleans is one of the world’s great walking cities. You can see a lot for free, or a mere picayune, the name of the Spanish coin worth 6 1/4 cents that the local daily, the Times-Picayune, proudly boasts on its masthead.
Governors turn to D.C. for help
State’s chief executives seek funds for homeland security, welfare, highways
February 24, 2002
The nation’s governors, whose state budgets have been battered by recession and rising expenditures for homeland security and Medicaid, opened their winter meeting here Saturday with a plea for help from Washington.
Rooms & roots
February 24, 2002
Polish pottery provides beauty, function Sunset comes to the Midwest
E-mail shredders shift control
February 24, 2002
In the offline world, it can be quite a challenge to retrieve and destroy confidential documents from a business deal gone sour or a top-secret project that involved outside help. The options boil down to either trusting your former business partner or resorting to illegal breaking and entering.
Lifting the lid on tips for avoiding a nasty IRS audit
February 24, 2002
One of my knowledgeable sources well, an old pal from my Minnesota and Texas days, actually sent the following e-mail the other day, offering an appealing alternative to anyone who will have to write Uncle Sam a check April 15.
Kidnapping arrest spurs volunteers
Hundreds turn out to look for missing San Diego 7-year-old
February 24, 2002
Hundreds of volunteers joined the search Saturday for a missing 7-year-old girl after the arrest of a neighbor and the discovery of bloodstained evidence lent grim urgency to the task of finding her.
Jobs scarce for young, unskilled
February 24, 2002
Priscilla Ramirez has never had stock options. She doesn’t have high-tech skills. She has no MBA to fall back on. And she isn’t spending her jobless months traveling through Asia. She is 19, and simply wants work as a receptionist or office assistant to support herself and her year-old daughter.
Roundup: Russians settle for bronze in hockey
February 24, 2002
Russia’s latest Olympic medal won’t be a highlight in the nation’s rich hockey history. Slava Fetisov expected his team to earn more than bronze, and the coach still isn’t happy Russia finished its Olympic run one day early.
Lawrence’s abolitionist heritage not without racism
February 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget February is Black History Month, and Lawrence has spent much of it honoring black poet and novelist Langston Hughes, a man whose life and literature touched all races. But there is more to Lawrence black history than Hughes, said Rev. William Dulin, pastor at Calvary Church of God in Christ.
Notebook: Next challenge for Hughes: passing driver’s exam
February 24, 2002
Now that Sarah Hughes has the gold medal she always wanted, she can start working on another big goal. Getting her driver’s license. The 16-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y., hasn’t had time to get her license yet, not with all the hours she spends in training.
Spring sports open practice on Monday
February 24, 2002
Practices for high school spring sports will begin Monday. Spring sports offered at Lawrence High and Free State High are baseball, softball, track, girls soccer, boys golf, boys tennis and girls swimming.
Bruins stuff No. 10 Stanford
February 24, 2002
UCLA coach Steve Lavin thinks his 25th-ranked Bruins may have started yet another late season rally. Jason Kapono scored 22 points as UCLA held off No. 10 Stanford 95-92 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak and win at Stanford for the third straight year.
McCarron, Sutherland paired
Match Play final to feature two Sacramento natives
February 24, 2002
After a week of surprising losses by Tiger Woods and just about every other big name in golf, the final survivors of the Match Play Championship are Scott McCarron and Kevin Sutherland, who have been playing each other since they were kids in Sacramento, Calif.
Robert L. ‘Lou’ Oxley
February 24, 2002
Jury orders tobacco companies to pay Kansas smoker nearly $200,000
February 24, 2002
A federal jury on Friday ordered two major tobacco companies to pay nearly $200,000 to a Kansas smoker who lost his legs to a circulatory disease. David Burton of Kansas City, Kan., sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. in 1994, alleging they hid the dangers of smoking from the public, even though they knew cigarettes were dangerous.
Dyer denies Stevens state championship
February 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Second to one. That’s the way Free State High senior Justin Stevens will unfortunately remember the last three weeks of his high school wrestling career. Saturday night it ended at the Kansas Coliseum with the only wrestler to have beaten him this season, Olathe South’s Justin Dyer, again raising his arm in victory.
The Motley Fool
February 24, 2002
 Last week’s answer  Young job hunters  Tax matters  The not-so-sure thing
The Motley Fool
February 24, 2002
Last week’s answer Young job hunters Tax matters The not-so-sure thing
Area briefs
February 24, 2002
ÂHaskell librarian receives national recognition  Workshop to prep health-care professionals on privacy laws  Sebelius to start race for governor with tour
Briefcase
February 24, 2002
How to say ‘thank you’ after a job interview Survey: Avon provides women with best opportunities Motley Fool: Name that company
Briefly
February 24, 2002
ATLANTA: Powder found at Army post tests negative for anthrax Afghanistan: Interim leader may ask for help controlling warlords WASHINGTON, d.c.: Readiness issues dog U.S. on potential strike on Iraq North Carolina: Escaped Texas murderer captured on East Coast
Decision lauded
February 24, 2002
Decision lauded
February 24, 2002
To the editor: Regarding Kathleen Sebelius’ denial of the Anthem Blue Cross acquisition, Ken Meyer writes (LJW 2/20/02), Sebelius ruled “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.” Please get the facts straight Mr. Meyer: My wife is a Lawrence school district employee and is most definitely covered for medical insurance by BCBS courtesy of the district.
Divorce help
February 24, 2002
To the editor: Let’s just abolish marriage altogether. That guarantees there will be no divorce. For the few who do find true love and feel the need to prove it with a piece of paper, that’s as absurd as making something already difficult more difficult.
Lawrence commuter report
February 24, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Lawrence commuter report
February 24, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Local briefs
February 24, 2002
 Activists target coffee shop Carrying signs reading “Support Local Coffee Shops” and “The Buck Stops Here,” about 20 protesters gathered Saturday afternoon near Starbucks coffee shop, 647 Mass. “We’re getting a lot of support,” said Laura Adams, 18, a Kansas University student from Topeka, who helped organize the protest. Motorists honked and waved at the protesters, who were stationed on three corners at Seventh and Massachusetts streets. Three Lawrence organizations were protesting the coffee chain store’s use of genetically engineered ingredients such as bovine growth hormone. They also were showing support for local coffee shops not owned by corporate giants, they said. The protesters belong to KU Greens, Lawrence Fair Trade Coffee Commission and KU’s Delta Force. Starbucks would not comment on the event. ____________________________________  Disturbance: Fireworks cause fire at Jayhawker Towers Fireworks set off inside a bedroom caused a fire early Saturday in a Jayhawker Towers apartment, 1603 W. 15th St. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Kansas University Public Safety officers responded about 4:20 a.m to D tower. Officials evacuated the building, and no one was injured, KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey said. The fire started in a sixth-floor apartment. That unit and an apartment below it on the fifth floor had a total of about $10,000 damage, Bailey said. Most of the damage was from smoke and water, he said. Police made no arrests, but information about the incident will be sent to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review, Bailey said. ____________________________________  Legislature: Prisoners would build homes under state senator’s plan Topeka  State Rep. Bonnie Sharp, D-Kansas City, Kan., says Kansas has a lot of men in prison who could work and a lot of senior citizens who need specialized homes. She put the two thoughts together and came up with a bill that would allow inmates to build efficiency homes at the state prison. The 800-square-foot homes, equipped with grab bars in bathrooms and wider hallways, would then be purchased by senior citizens and transported to their communities. Similar programs are in operation in South Dakota and Oklahoma, and Kansas prison officials endorsed Sharp’s plan, saying they had checked into a similar program earlier, but abandoned it because of a lack of funding. But Sharp said the $1 million start-up cost would pay off in the long run. The homes would cost about $27,000 and would benefit seniors who need living arrangements more suited to their limited mobility, she said. The proposal is House Bill 2965.
Local briefs
February 24, 2002
Activists target coffee shop Carrying signs reading “Support Local Coffee Shops” and “The Buck Stops Here,” about 20 protesters gathered Saturday afternoon near Starbucks coffee shop, 647 Mass. “We’re getting a lot of support,” said Laura Adams, 18, a Kansas University student from Topeka, who helped organize the protest. Motorists honked and waved at the protesters, who were stationed on three corners at Seventh and Massachusetts streets. Three Lawrence organizations were protesting the coffee chain store’s use of genetically engineered ingredients such as bovine growth hormone. They also were showing support for local coffee shops not owned by corporate giants, they said. The protesters belong to KU Greens, Lawrence Fair Trade Coffee Commission and KU’s Delta Force. Starbucks would not comment on the event. ____________________________________ Disturbance: Fireworks cause fire at Jayhawker Towers Fireworks set off inside a bedroom caused a fire early Saturday in a Jayhawker Towers apartment, 1603 W. 15th St. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical and Kansas University Public Safety officers responded about 4:20 a.m to D tower. Officials evacuated the building, and no one was injured, KU Lt. Schuyler Bailey said. The fire started in a sixth-floor apartment. That unit and an apartment below it on the fifth floor had a total of about $10,000 damage, Bailey said. Most of the damage was from smoke and water, he said. Police made no arrests, but information about the incident will be sent to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review, Bailey said. ____________________________________ Legislature: Prisoners would build homes under state senator’s plan Topeka State Rep. Bonnie Sharp, D-Kansas City, Kan., says Kansas has a lot of men in prison who could work and a lot of senior citizens who need specialized homes. She put the two thoughts together and came up with a bill that would allow inmates to build efficiency homes at the state prison. The 800-square-foot homes, equipped with grab bars in bathrooms and wider hallways, would then be purchased by senior citizens and transported to their communities. Similar programs are in operation in South Dakota and Oklahoma, and Kansas prison officials endorsed Sharp’s plan, saying they had checked into a similar program earlier, but abandoned it because of a lack of funding. But Sharp said the $1 million start-up cost would pay off in the long run. The homes would cost about $27,000 and would benefit seniors who need living arrangements more suited to their limited mobility, she said. The proposal is House Bill 2965.
Nation Briefs
February 24, 2002
 Colorado: Columbine food fight brings police running  NEW YORK: Trade center research keys on planes’ speed  Florida: Argument, threat lead to airport arrest
On the record
February 24, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
February 24, 2002
Outdoors Briefs
February 24, 2002
Kingsley earns $1,800 Youth earns second Marina deer sighting Goose hunting goes on
Outdoors Briefs
February 24, 2002
 Kingsley earns $1,800  Youth earns second  Marina deer sighting  Goose hunting goes on
Repeat of history?
February 24, 2002
Travel briefs
February 24, 2002
 Top 10 ski cities, USA  Florida’s Hollywood pins hopes on resort
Travel briefs
February 24, 2002
Top 10 ski cities, USA< Florida’s Hollywood pins hopes on resort
World Nation
February 24, 2002
 ISRAEL: Cabinet to mull lifting Arafat’s confinement  Egypt: Mass burial of victims of train wreck delayed  Switzerland: Country prepares for U.N. status vote
World Nation
February 24, 2002
ISRAEL: Cabinet to mull lifting Arafat’s confinement Egypt: Mass burial of victims of train wreck delayed Switzerland: Country prepares for U.N. status vote
Ex-Jayhawk Bradford gaining confidence in role with Knights
February 24, 2002
By David Mitchell Getting cut didn’t make Nick Bradford bitter. It might have made him better. Bradford, the former Kansas swingman, was the last player cut by the Kansas City Knights last year prior to the ABA’s inaugural season.
Meeting helps train student activists
February 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Too often, student activists possess strong convictions and enough motivation to invoke change but aren’t sure how to mobilize forces and get key decision-makers on their side. A handful of Kansas University students this weekend are getting a lesson in grassroots advocacy through a three-day campus conference put on by the United States Student Assn.
Slow economy sends workers back to school
February 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A year ago, David Whinery could have traded his law practice for a career in business consulting with no problems. Now, with a slumping economy, the Topeka defense attorney and Lawrence resident says the offers he was getting are no longer available. So he’s returning to school this fall to get a master’s degree in business administration from Kansas University.
Cyclones pull away for 77-59 win over Kansas women
February 24, 2002
A big night by Kansas University freshman Blair Waltz wasn’t enough to keep the Jayhawks from dropping their 15th straight game. Waltz scored a career-high 19 points, but No. 13 Iowa State exploded late and recorded a 77-59 women’s basketball victory on Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum.
KU still unbeaten
February 24, 2002
By Levi Chronister After Friday’s victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall said he thought his team was anxious and pressing at the plate. After Saturday’s 8-7 and 13-1 doubleheader sweep of the Panthers, it appeared many of those worries vanished.
KU swimmers fifth at league
February 24, 2002
Kansas University’s women finished fifth in the Big 12 Conference championships that concluded on Saturday. The Jayhawks were only four points out of fourth and 22 points behind third-place Iowa State heading into the final day.
More opt for colorful bouquets
February 24, 2002
Cutting-edge floral designers were polled on how hipster brides will be styling their weddings this year. Here’s a report of what’s hot now.
KU product gives Mavs lift in debut with new team
February 24, 2002
Raef LaFrentz has some studying to do. The Dallas Mavericks practiced for nearly two hours instead of the typical one-hour session on Friday, and the session contained more than a bit of confusion.
Roundup: Russians settle for bronze in hockey
February 24, 2002
Russia’s latest Olympic medal won’t be a highlight in the nation’s rich hockey history. Slava Fetisov expected his team to earn more than bronze, and the coach still isn’t happy Russia finished its Olympic run one day early.
Jayhawks’ Bookman wins 200 at Big 12 Indoor
February 24, 2002
Kansas University’s Leo Bookman won the 200-meter dash in school-record time Saturday in the Big 12 Indoor track and field meet. Bookman won the 200 in 21.03 and placed third in the 60 meters in 6.76.
Documents that shed light on finances should be revealed to court authorities
February 24, 2002
Business briefs
February 24, 2002
Trout season to open on Friday at four state parks in Missouri
February 24, 2002
Want to catch a rainbow? Gather your gear and come to one of Missouri’s four trout parks Friday. Approximately 29,000 rainbows and browns will be available for pursuit on opening day of the trout park fishing season.
Bush pleads his case for oil drilling in refuge
February 24, 2002
President Bush on Saturday renewed his campaign to open an Arctic refuge to oil exploration, contending that drilling is essential to national security and job creation. Bush, in his weekly radio address, said that plan is vital to his goal of making the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources.
People
February 24, 2002
Chip off the old block No Doubt: It’s not for the fans Memorial to honor ‘Outlaw’ Doctor gives surgery thumbs up
Students get firsthand look at professional sheepshearing
February 24, 2002
By Mike Belt It’s worth watching, but they wouldn’t want to make a career of it. At least that seemed to be the consensus of some of the Santa Maria School students who watched and even assisted with the shearing of more than 20 sheep Saturday at Pinwheel Farm, 1480 N. 1700 Road.
Late-start’ to get second look
Proposal would delay classes once a month so faculty could plan school improvements
February 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The “late-start” plan for Lawrence high schools is getting a wake-up call. On Monday, the school board will consider whether to take time from classes once a month so that high school faculty can meet to work on activities meant to improve student academic performance.
Area briefs
February 24, 2002
Haskell librarian receives national recognition Workshop to prep health-care professionals on privacy laws Sebelius to start race for governor with tour
Briefly
February 24, 2002
 ATLANTA: Powder found at Army post tests negative for anthrax  Afghanistan: Interim leader may ask for help controlling warlords  WASHINGTON, d.c.: Readiness issues dog U.S. on potential strike on Iraq  North Carolina: Escaped Texas murderer captured on East Coast
School Board
February 24, 2002
Lawrence school board, 7 p.m. Monday, 110 McDonald Drive.
Edward Eugene Payne Jr.
February 24, 2002
Services for Edward Eugene Payne Jr., 37, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Payne died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at his home.
School Board
February 24, 2002
Lawrence school board, 7 p.m. Monday, 110 McDonald Drive.
Conductor to lay down baton
La Manna leads orchestra in ‘Noah’s Flood’
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Juan Francisco La Manna will end his eight-year stint as conductor of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra next weekend by directing the orchestra and a group of community singers and actors in Benjamin Britten’s opera “Noah’s Flood.”
actor overcomes misperceptions about play
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Actor Walter Coppage for years refused to read William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Until the 1970s and 1980s, the role of Othello the Moor was often played by white men wearing black makeup. To Coppage, it was a reminder of minstrel shows, which featured singers like Al Jolson in blackface.
All-America center was first to recommend Jayhawk coaches recruit Chamberlain
February 24, 2002
By Bill Mayer Lots of high-powered people helped recruit Philadelphian Wilt Chamberlain to play basketball at Kansas. The list of heavyweights on that project is awesome. But it was a Jayhawk hall of famer who first experienced firsthand Wilt’s great capabilities and notified Phog Allen and assistant Dick Harp that Uncle Dippy was worth a good, hard rush.
Customized motorcoach highlight of RV show
February 24, 2002
The Kansas City RV Show will be Thursday-March 3 at Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Marathon Coach will show a motorcoach valued at more than $1.3 million.
Friends and neighbors
February 24, 2002
U.S. ends bobsled drought
Four-man teams finish 2-3 for first medals in 46 years
February 24, 2002
The drought is over. Todd Hays and Brian Shimer ended nearly a half-century of Olympic frustration for the U.S. men’s bobsled team, driving to the silver and bronze medals in the four-man race Saturday.
Ex-KU vaulter keen on Hillsdale crappie
February 24, 2002
Jeff Buckingham says this has been the best winter of crappie fishing he’s seen in many years at Hillsdale Lake. Buckingham, a former standout Kansas University pole vaulter who lives in Gardner, has been pursuing crappie at Hillsdale and Clinton Lakes since 1980.
Sewer fumes survive cold in N. Dakota
February 24, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald My advice to aspiring humor columnists is: Never make fun of North Dakota. Because the North Dakotans will invite you, nicely but relentlessly, to visit, and eventually you’ll have to accept.
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
Musicians, photographer combine for concert Concert highlights music of Tudor England Author explores lives of survivors’ children
Life, lingerie the trademark of 94-year-old’s business
February 24, 2002
Selma Koch was not aware of the passing years, or that she was an old woman, until she was 92. Maybe it was 93. She is 94 now. And every day, she finds a reason to believe in life, in work and in the importance of a bra that fits.
Mole invasion often damaging
February 24, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Now that the days are getting warmer and soil temperatures are on the rise, we are starting to see more activity from a dreaded gardening companion. Moles are rarely welcome in the home landscape.
America’s loose coins could finance a war
February 24, 2002
It’s lurking out there in sock drawers and coffee cans, ash trays and cigar boxes, wicker baskets and coconut shells. And, yes, in piggy banks. By design or neglect, Americans have tucked away loose change to the tune of an estimated $7.7 billion, enough to pay for the war in Afghanistan for nearly eight months.
KU still unbeaten
February 24, 2002
By Levi Chronister After Friday’s victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kansas baseball coach Bobby Randall said he thought his team was anxious and pressing at the plate. After Saturday’s 8-7 and 13-1 doubleheader sweep of the Panthers, it appeared many of those worries vanished.
William E. Payne
February 24, 2002
Services for William E. Payne, 76, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Payne died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Bookstore
February 24, 2002
Students get firsthand look at professional sheepshearing
February 24, 2002
By Mike Belt It’s worth watching, but they wouldn’t want to make a career of it. At least that seemed to be the consensus of some of the Santa Maria School students who watched and even assisted with the shearing of more than 20 sheep Saturday at Pinwheel Farm, 1480 N. 1700 Road.
Horoscopes
February 24, 2002
Corrections
February 24, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Russia spoiling fun
February 24, 2002
The mood was cranky here in the waning moments of the 2002 winter games: RUSSIA threatened to walk out of the Olympics if it was not immediately awarded gold medals in women’s figure skating, the Nordic combined alpine snowshoe and two events to be named later.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 24, 2002
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles Juan Francisco La Manna will end his eight-year stint as conductor of the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra next weekend by directing the orchestra and a group of community singers and actors in Benjamin Britten’s opera “Noah’s Flood.”
Born played key role on, off court at KU
All-America center was first to recommend Jayhawk coaches recruit Chamberlain
February 24, 2002
By Bill Mayer Lots of high-powered people helped recruit Philadelphian Wilt Chamberlain to play basketball at Kansas. The list of heavyweights on that project is awesome. But it was a Jayhawk hall of famer who first experienced firsthand Wilt’s great capabilities and notified Phog Allen and assistant Dick Harp that Uncle Dippy was worth a good, hard rush.
And oh what heights he hit
Animator Chuck Jones’ work passed the test of time with audiences
February 24, 2002
A film historian once observed that more people had laughed more heartily at the films of Chuck Jones than those of any other filmmaker. It’s a daunting claim, but a persuasive one. Jones died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Corona del Mar, Calif. He was 89.
Symphony to salute Steinbeck on birthday
February 24, 2002
No one really knows what author John Steinbeck would think of a musical tribute to his life and his writing. He saw himself as a craftsman, not a highfalutin artist. He generally shunned publicity, and once suggested that his hometown of Salinas name a bowling alley or brothel after him.
Customized motorcoach highlight of RV show
February 24, 2002
The Kansas City RV Show will be Thursday-March 3 at Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Marathon Coach will show a motorcoach valued at more than $1.3 million.
Cochran closing in on 1,000-point mark
Jayhawks held Husker senior without field goal in Kansas victory at fieldhouse
February 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Cary Cochran has never been guarded like he was guarded in Nebraska’s 96-57 loss to Kansas on Jan. 9 at Allen Fieldhouse. “They didn’t allow me to do anything,” Cochran, NU’s 6-foot-1 senior sharpshooter from Minden, Iowa, said of KU’s Kirk Hinrich and Jeff Boschee, who limited Cochran to three shots all misses in 20 minutes.
There’s no anti-Alzheimer’s pill
February 24, 2002
Last week’s widely reported news about research linking Alzheimer’s disease and elevated levels of homocysteine a blood amino acid might tempt you to start popping folic acid and B vitamin supplements, which are known to lower those levels.
Crematory discovery forces relatives to relive their grief
February 24, 2002
Gary Lee Cann died just before medical insurance approval came for the liver transplant he’d hoped would save his life, and for the past 16 months his widow has worn a locket containing what she thought were her husband’s cremated remains.
Bush pleads his case for oil drilling in refuge
February 24, 2002
President Bush on Saturday renewed his campaign to open an Arctic refuge to oil exploration, contending that drilling is essential to national security and job creation. Bush, in his weekly radio address, said that plan is vital to his goal of making the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources.
Mary D. Alderson Edmonds
February 24, 2002
People
February 24, 2002
 Chip off the old block  No Doubt: It’s not for the fans  Memorial to honor ‘Outlaw’  Doctor gives surgery thumbs up
Party time: Shower themes made for fun
February 24, 2002
If you plan on hosting a prenuptial event for a bride and groom you know, consider a party that is fabulous for both guys and girls. Coed bridal showers are what’s hot in weddings now, and the gifts tend to be much snazzier than your basic egg beater.
Jayhawk trio playing vital role while adjusting to college ball
February 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Just when a freshman thinks all is going well, just when he thinks he’s got college basketball figured out, bam, he runs into what is known as. … “THE WALL.” “I definitely know about the wall. Everybody hits the freshman wall,” KU freshman forward Wayne Simien said.
Briefcase
February 24, 2002
 How to say ‘thank you’ after a job interview  Survey: Avon provides women with best opportunities  Motley Fool: Name that company
Sewer fumes survive cold in N. Dakota
February 24, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald My advice to aspiring humor columnists is: Never make fun of North Dakota. Because the North Dakotans will invite you, nicely but relentlessly, to visit, and eventually you’ll have to accept.
United States to face Canada for Olympic hockey championship
February 24, 2002
For three periods, two hours and one history-making afternoon, it will be bigger than Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. With national pride and a gold medal at stake, it will be bigger than hockey itself.
at home
February 24, 2002
By Carol Boncella We watch them go from tentative toddlers to brave explorers. As years pass, parents witness their children defiantly wandering about town with their friends and eventually confidently seeking their life’s path in the world.
Bookstore
February 24, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “The Summons” by John Grisham
funding decisions in store
February 24, 2002
By Mike Belt Hard decisions in dealing with the state’s financial crisis are still ahead for the Kansas Legislature, and local lawmakers aren’t looking forward to it. “It’s going to get ugly,” state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, said during a legislative update at a Capitol Connections breakfast sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Bookman wins 200 at Big 12 Indoor
February 24, 2002
Kansas University’s Leo Bookman won the 200-meter dash in school-record time Saturday in the Big 12 Indoor track and field meet. Bookman won the 200 in 21.03 and placed third in the 60 meters in 6.76.
Death raises peace hopes in Angola
February 24, 2002
The death of legendary Angolan rebel Jonas Savimbi could herald the end of nearly 25 years of civil wars, analysts say. Savimbi, whose holstered revolver, rakish beret and power-hungry reputation came to epitomize the swaggering image of an African guerrilla fighter, was gunned down in an ambush Friday, Angolan government sources say.
Colombian leader asserts control
February 24, 2002
President Andres Pastrana returned Saturday to the very spot in former rebel territory where he began a tortuous peace process three years ago and blamed the guerrillas for sabotaging the talks to end Colombia’s 38-year war.
s death
February 24, 2002
Pakistan has warned U.S. and other foreign diplomatic missions and businesses to boost their security, fearing that the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl may signal a wider plan to thwart President Pervez Musharraf’s drive against extremism.
US military leaders say they do not know whether bin Laden is alive or where he might be hiding
February 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:00 a.m.) The United States does not know if Osama bin Laden is alive or where he might be hiding if he survived American attacks, U.S. military leaders said Sunday.
Nation Briefs
February 24, 2002
 New York: Fight leads to death at ‘Hellraiser Ball’  Colorado: Hoover Dam data safe despite office break-in  New Jersey: Teen arrested in spree that left six people dead  New York: Black studies remark fuels SUNY profs’ ire  Florida: Hubble telescope due for ‘surgery’
roots
February 24, 2002
 Polish pottery provides beauty, function  Sunset comes to the Midwest
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
 Buddhist leader to give calligraphy demonstration  New York ceramic sculptor to present talk at museum  Art in the Park organizers are looking for exhibitors  African dancers, singers coming to Baker University  Nominations being sought for state arts award
Two missiles fired on Kandahar airport
February 24, 2002
(Updated Monday at 3:00 a.m.) Two rockets were fired at the U.S. base here before Canadian and Afghan forces secured the firing site, military officials said Sunday.
On the street
February 24, 2002
Asked at Central Junior High What Olympic events have you watched?
marry ceremonies, juggle arrangements
February 24, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Planning a wedding, selecting the right cake and sending the invitations can be nerve-wracking. Imagine multiplying that by two, and then having only about two months to get it all done.
KU anthropology instructor reprises role as cancer patient
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles When Sandra Gray was asked to play the lead in “Wit” for Lawrence Community Theatre, she hesitated. She had played scholar-turned-cancer patient Vivian Bearing a year ago in a Topeka production, and she wasn’t sure if she wanted to crawl back into the character’s skin.
Build a giraffe growth chart
February 24, 2002
While Shari is just a big kid at heart, I’m always trying to do serious projects. All she wants to do is fun things, like build toys. Well, we reached a compromise and she let me build (I mean I let her build) a very useful child’s toy  a growth chart. Next thing she’ll want me to build is a toy box. (One can only hope.)
s stories, often set in Missouri, dramatize adultery
February 24, 2002
“I don’t believe the past can be repaired, only exceeded,” a man says as he re-encounters someone he knew for a brief but emotional time. Most of the solitary souls who populate Richard Ford’s “A Multitude of Sins “(Knopf, 304 pages, $25), whether they’ve sinned or been sinned against, ceaselessly interrogate their lives in the hope that they can indeed be improved.
takes Southern hospitality to new level
February 24, 2002
Like Paris, London and Rome, New Orleans is one of the world’s great walking cities. You can see a lot for free, or a mere picayune, the name of the Spanish coin worth 6 1/4 cents that the local daily, the Times-Picayune, proudly boasts on its masthead.
February 24, 2002
The first commercial motorcycles were sold about 1900. Almost immediately, motorcycle toys were introduced. Most were made of tin and included a driver and perhaps a passenger in the sidecar.
s business
February 24, 2002
Selma Koch was not aware of the passing years, or that she was an old woman, until she was 92. Maybe it was 93. She is 94 now. And every day, she finds a reason to believe  in life, in work and in the importance of a bra that fits.
Stamp set promotes 50 states
February 24, 2002
“Greetings From America”  a postal invitation to the world  will be depicted on new U.S. stamps starting April 4. The colorful and creative panel of 50 stamps will feature scenes from each of the 50 states as an invitation to see the beauty of the United States  state by state. This stamp set is the first issuance of a pane of 50 stamps in 10 years.
Bruins stuff No. 10 Stanford
February 24, 2002
UCLA coach Steve Lavin thinks his 25th-ranked Bruins may have started yet another late season rally. Jason Kapono scored 22 points as UCLA held off No. 10 Stanford 95-92 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak and win at Stanford for the third straight year.
s loose coins could finance a war
February 24, 2002
It’s lurking out there in sock drawers and coffee cans, ash trays and cigar boxes, wicker baskets and coconut shells. And, yes, in piggy banks. By design or neglect, Americans have tucked away loose change to the tune of an estimated $7.7 billion, enough to pay for the war in Afghanistan for nearly eight months.
Jobs scarce for young, unskilled
February 24, 2002
Priscilla Ramirez has never had stock options. She doesn’t have high-tech skills. She has no MBA to fall back on. And she isn’t spending her jobless months traveling through Asia. She is 19, and simply wants work as a receptionist or office assistant to support herself and her year-old daughter.
work passed the test of time with audiences
February 24, 2002
A film historian once observed that more people had laughed more heartily at the films of Chuck Jones than those of any other filmmaker. It’s a daunting claim, but a persuasive one. Jones died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Corona del Mar, Calif. He was 89.
Sleek, strapless gowns dominate bridal designs
February 24, 2002
It’s “The Dress.” It’s the visual center of a wedding, outshone only by the bride and groom themselves. Depending on the choice or mood of its wearer, it can be frothy or sleek, have period details or feature avant-garde funkiness.
s rotation, Muser says
February 24, 2002
The Kansas City Royals seem fairly set on their first four starting pitchers: Jeff Suppan, Darrell May, Paul Byrd and Chad Durbin. But who fill out in the fifth spot in the rotation is anyone’s guess.
Sensationalism exaggerates priest cases
February 24, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal The Vatican’s diplomatic mission here in Washington is on Embassy Row, busy Massachusetts Avenue, a few hundred yards from the British Embassy and across the street from Dick Cheney’s official residence.
Campaign bill a boon to broadcasters
February 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group An unfunny thing happened to the campaign finance reform bill on its way through the House of Representatives on the night of Feb. 13.
Party time: Shower themes made for fun
February 24, 2002
If you plan on hosting a prenuptial event for a bride and groom you know, consider a party that is fabulous for both guys and girls. Coed bridal showers are what’s hot in weddings now, and the gifts tend to be much snazzier than your basic egg beater.
A couple’s guide to savvy toasts
February 24, 2002
You’ve spent months planning, dreaming, arguing and waiting. So why would you waste this enormous opportunity to address those guests who have gathered to celebrate the two of you?
Wedding times two
Brothers’ marry ceremonies, juggle arrangements
February 24, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Planning a wedding, selecting the right cake and sending the invitations can be nerve-wracking. Imagine multiplying that by two, and then having only about two months to get it all done.
Time to extinguish Olympic flame
February 24, 2002
First comes the United States against Canada in a tantalizing hockey final. Then it’s Kristi Yamaguchi skating on a frozen stage while KISS bangs out nostalgic heavy metal. What a way to turn off the torch.
Sin and St. Louis
Ford’s stories, often set in Missouri, dramatize adultery
February 24, 2002
“I don’t believe the past can be repaired, only exceeded,” a man says as he re-encounters someone he knew for a brief but emotional time. Most of the solitary souls who populate Richard Ford’s “A Multitude of Sins “(Knopf, 304 pages, $25), whether they’ve sinned or been sinned against, ceaselessly interrogate their lives in the hope that they can indeed be improved.
A better way
February 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas might be able to learn something from the nonpartisan redistricting process followed by Iowa lawmakers. While watching the continuing battle in the Kansas Legislature over redrawing districts for the Kansas House and Senate as well as the U.S. House, you just have to ask yourself if there isn’t a better way to conduct this process.
Memoir recalls 1950s childhood on Montana cattle ranch
February 24, 2002
When Judy Blunt moved to Missoula, Mont., in 1986 as a single mother of three small children, she didn’t know how to read a road map. And when she started classes as an undergraduate, she didn’t know that Room 306 was on the third floor.
Divorce help
February 24, 2002
Wit’ explores death and dying issues
KU anthropology instructor reprises role as cancer patient
February 24, 2002
By Jan Biles When Sandra Gray was asked to play the lead in “Wit” for Lawrence Community Theatre, she hesitated. She had played scholar-turned-cancer patient Vivian Bearing a year ago in a Topeka production, and she wasn’t sure if she wanted to crawl back into the character’s skin.
Colombian leader asserts control
February 24, 2002
President Andres Pastrana returned Saturday to the very spot in former rebel territory where he began a tortuous peace process three years ago and blamed the guerrillas for sabotaging the talks to end Colombia’s 38-year war.
Death raises peace hopes in Angola
February 24, 2002
The death of legendary Angolan rebel Jonas Savimbi could herald the end of nearly 25 years of civil wars, analysts say. Savimbi, whose holstered revolver, rakish beret and power-hungry reputation came to epitomize the swaggering image of an African guerrilla fighter, was gunned down in an ambush Friday, Angolan government sources say.
Build a giraffe growth chart
February 24, 2002
While Shari is just a big kid at heart, I’m always trying to do serious projects. All she wants to do is fun things, like build toys. Well, we reached a compromise and she let me build (I mean I let her build) a very useful child’s toy a growth chart. Next thing she’ll want me to build is a toy box. (One can only hope.)
Motorcycle toys ride like a ‘dream’
February 24, 2002
The first commercial motorcycles were sold about 1900. Almost immediately, motorcycle toys were introduced. Most were made of tin and included a driver and perhaps a passenger in the sidecar.
Campaign bill a boon to broadcasters
February 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group An unfunny thing happened to the campaign finance reform bill on its way through the House of Representatives on the night of Feb. 13.
Sensationalism exaggerates priest cases
February 24, 2002
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal The Vatican’s diplomatic mission here in Washington is on Embassy Row, busy Massachusetts Avenue, a few hundred yards from the British Embassy and across the street from Dick Cheney’s official residence.
LaFrentz dandy for Dallas
KU product gives Mavs lift in debut with new team
February 24, 2002
Raef LaFrentz has some studying to do. The Dallas Mavericks practiced for nearly two hours instead of the typical one-hour session on Friday, and the session contained more than a bit of confusion.
Ice skater’s dreams of 4 medals dashed
February 24, 2002
Apolo Anton Ohno didn’t get the call this time or another Olympic gold medal. Oh well, that’s short track. Ohno will have to settle for two medals after getting disqualified in the 500 meters, then anchoring a U.S. team that finished fourth after a fall in the 5,000-meter relay Saturday night.
From full house to empty nest
Baby boomers find newfound freedoms at home
February 24, 2002
By Carol Boncella We watch them go from tentative toddlers to brave explorers. As years pass, parents witness their children defiantly wandering about town with their friends and eventually confidently seeking their life’s path in the world.
Privacy secures market
Lawrence High alumni build shredding business
February 24, 2002
By Mark Fagan The 36-inch-wide line of metal doesn’t look all that menacing, or at least not until it starts moving. The razor teeth roll in place, juiced by a 200-horsepower engine built especially for this niche business in an Olathe industrial park.
Home Depot revisits old issues
February 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Battles to block proposed shopping malls in Lawrence spanned most of the 1980s. The South Lawrence Trafficway controversy has lasted for nearly two decades and shows no signs of abating.
Baldwin’s Hinton claims state title
February 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Baldwin senior Witt Hinton joked to his coaches and family Friday night after his weigh-in for Saturday’s state wrestling championship match in the heavyweight class, “I’m under by about 70 pounds.”
Study accuses SRS of mishandling foster care funds meant for teen-agers
February 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has squandered more than $2.5 million in federal grants intended to help teen-agers in the state’s foster care system, according to a recent study by a Wichita-based advocacy group.
Gilbert nets 40 to fuel MU
February 24, 2002
Anyone looking to define “on fire” need only watch tape of Saturday’s game between Colorado and Missouri. The Tigers’ Clarence Gilbert hit 12 3-pointers, a Big 12 record, and had 40 points as Missouri beat the Buffaloes 96-83.
Royals set on four starting pitchers
Suppan, May, Byrd, Durbin will likely be in Kansas City’s rotation, Muser says
February 24, 2002
The Kansas City Royals seem fairly set on their first four starting pitchers: Jeff Suppan, Darrell May, Paul Byrd and Chad Durbin. But who fill out in the fifth spot in the rotation is anyone’s guess.
Tia Quinn Compton
February 24, 2002
William E. Payne
February 24, 2002
Edward Eugene Payne Jr.
February 24, 2002
Commuter Q & A
February 24, 2002
Two dream teams, one gold
United States to face Canada for Olympic hockey championship
February 24, 2002
For three periods, two hours and one history-making afternoon, it will be bigger than Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. With national pride and a gold medal at stake, it will be bigger than hockey itself.
Freshmen dread ‘hitting wall’
Jayhawk trio playing vital role while adjusting to college ball
February 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Just when a freshman thinks all is going well, just when he thinks he’s got college basketball figured out, bam, he runs into what is known as. … “THE WALL.” “I definitely know about the wall. Everybody hits the freshman wall,” KU freshman forward Wayne Simien said.
It’s snot supposed to be like this
Russia spoiling fun
February 24, 2002
The mood was cranky here in the waning moments of the 2002 winter games: RUSSIA threatened to walk out of the Olympics if it was not immediately awarded gold medals in women’s figure skating, the Nordic combined alpine snowshoe and two events to be named later.
Jayhawks held Husker senior without field goal in Kansas victory at fieldhouse
February 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Cary Cochran has never been guarded like he was guarded in Nebraska’s 96-57 loss to Kansas on Jan. 9 at Allen Fieldhouse. “They didn’t allow me to do anything,” Cochran, NU’s 6-foot-1 senior sharpshooter from Minden, Iowa, said of KU’s Kirk Hinrich and Jeff Boschee, who limited Cochran to three shots  all misses  in 20 minutes.
Ex-Jayhawk Bradford gaining confidence in role with Knights
February 24, 2002
By David Mitchell Getting cut didn’t make Nick Bradford bitter. It might have made him better. Bradford, the former Kansas swingman, was the last player cut by the Kansas City Knights last year prior to the ABA’s inaugural season.
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
 Musicians, photographer combine for concert  Concert highlights music of Tudor England  Author explores lives of survivors’ children
Crematory discovery forces relatives to relive their grief
February 24, 2002
Gary Lee Cann died just before medical insurance approval came for the liver transplant he’d hoped would save his life, and for the past 16 months his widow has worn a locket containing what she thought were her husband’s cremated remains.
Four-man teams finish 2-3 for first medals in 46 years
February 24, 2002
The drought is over. Todd Hays and Brian Shimer ended nearly a half-century of Olympic frustration for the U.S. men’s bobsled team, driving to the silver and bronze medals in the four-man race Saturday.
s death reflects Pakistan instability
February 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Heartbreaking to his family and colleagues, the ritualistic slaughter of reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan is more than a personal tragedy. This is a political murder that exposes the fractures and violence of a land that has escaped the control and influence of the Westernized, affluent elite that pretends to govern it.
Officer rules out crash survivors
February 24, 2002
All 10 U.S. servicemen aboard a military helicopter that crashed two days ago in the southern Philippines are believed to be dead, an American general said early today. “We have determined that there is no chance to find survivors,” said Brig. Gen. Donald Wurster, head of a U.S. military contingent involved in a counterterrorism exercise in the southern Philippines.
Mole invasion often damaging
February 24, 2002
By Bruce Chladny Now that the days are getting warmer and soil temperatures are on the rise, we are starting to see more activity from a dreaded gardening companion. Moles are rarely welcome in the home landscape.
Time to extinguish Olympic flame
February 24, 2002
First comes the United States against Canada in a tantalizing hockey final. Then it’s Kristi Yamaguchi skating on a frozen stage while KISS bangs out nostalgic heavy metal. What a way to turn off the torch.
News shows list guest lineups
February 24, 2002
Here’s the guest lineup for today’s TV news shows:
Personalized touches make a wedding unique
February 24, 2002
Trying to avoid the dreaded cookie-cutter approach to planning your wedding? Ideally, every aspect of a wedding should be personalized  tailored to the personalities, interests and heritages of the bride and groom.
Mary D. Alderson Edmonds
February 24, 2002
Memorial services for Mary D. Alderson Edmonds, 92, Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of McLouth and Ozawkie, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned. Private family inurnment will be at McLouth Cemetery. She died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at St. Mary’s Manor Care Center, Blue Springs, Mo.
Sound off
February 24, 2002
Is Kenneth Lay, the former Enron executive, a University of Missouri graduate? Was he a member of the notorious Antlers? Lay is indeed an MU grad. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Mizzou. However, Lay attended MU in the early 1960s when the Tigers played in old Brewer Fieldhouse. The Antlers didn’t evolve until MU moved into the Hearnes Center in 1972.
Study accuses SRS of mishandling foster care funds meant for teen-agers
February 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has squandered more than $2.5 million in federal grants intended to help teen-agers in the state’s foster care system, according to a recent study by a Wichita-based advocacy group.
Nation Briefs
February 24, 2002
New York: Fight leads to death at ‘Hellraiser Ball’ Colorado: Hoover Dam data safe despite office break-in New Jersey: Teen arrested in spree that left six people dead New York: Black studies remark fuels SUNY profs’ ire Florida: Hubble telescope due for ‘surgery’
s chief executives seek funds for homeland security, welfare, highways
February 24, 2002
The nation’s governors, whose state budgets have been battered by recession and rising expenditures for homeland security and Medicaid, opened their winter meeting here Saturday with a plea for help from Washington.
Jury orders tobacco companies to pay Kansas smoker nearly $200,000
February 24, 2002
A federal jury on Friday ordered two major tobacco companies to pay nearly $200,000 to a Kansas smoker who lost his legs to a circulatory disease. David Burton of Kansas City, Kan., sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. in 1994, alleging they hid the dangers of smoking from the public, even though they knew cigarettes were dangerous.
Horoscopes
February 24, 2002
For Sunday, Feb. 24, those with birthdays today: Think about your needs first this year. Others could often coerce you into doing something that you would rather not do. As of August, look foward to a pay raise or promotion. If single, romance could be knocking on your door at any moment, if it hasn’t already. If attached, you both will enter a very special period together. You work well with LEO.
Home Depot revisits old issues
February 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Battles to block proposed shopping malls in Lawrence spanned most of the 1980s. The South Lawrence Trafficway controversy has lasted for nearly two decades and shows no signs of abating.
Proposal would delay classes once a month so faculty could plan school improvements
February 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The “late-start” plan for Lawrence high schools is getting a wake-up call. On Monday, the school board will consider whether to take time from classes once a month so that high school faculty can meet to work on activities meant to improve student academic performance.
s abolitionist heritage not without racism
February 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget February is Black History Month, and Lawrence has spent much of it honoring black poet and novelist Langston Hughes, a man whose life and literature touched all races. But there is more to Lawrence black history than Hughes, said Rev. William Dulin, pastor at Calvary Church of God in Christ.
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
 Brass quintet to get ‘romantic’ at concert  Gathering features Nigerian cooking demo  Former Va. governor to talk at Washburn  Dancers to premiere new works in KC  February Sisters Forum honors KU program Â’Doe Boy’ to be screened at Tivoli
Arts notes
February 24, 2002
Brass quintet to get ‘romantic’ at concert Gathering features Nigerian cooking demo Former Va. governor to talk at Washburn Dancers to premiere new works in KC February Sisters Forum honors KU program ‘Doe Boy’ to be screened at Tivoli
Nation Briefs
February 24, 2002
Colorado: Columbine food fight brings police running NEW YORK: Trade center research keys on planes’ speed Florida: Argument, threat lead to airport arrest
Tia Quinn Compton
February 24, 2002
Private memorial services for Tia Quinn Compton, 5, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Tia died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
World Online report: Jayhawks escape Lincoln, 88-87
February 24, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:39 p.m.) With Kirk Hinrich having fouled out just before, Keith Langford hit a clutch three-pointer to give Kansas the lead with 32.9 seconds left in the game - their first lead since the 16:24 mark. The Jayhawks overcame a very determined Cornhusker team that hit a monstrous 18 of their 37 three-point shots.
Karzai visits Iran amid U.S. stand Tehran threatening peace process
February 24, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 10:39 a.m.) Afghan leader Hamid Karzai visited Iran on Sunday as the United States repeated accusations that Iran is protecting fleeing al-Qaida and Taliban members and trying to undermine the fragile Afghan administration.
Gilbert nets 40 to fuel MU
February 24, 2002
Anyone looking to define “on fire” need only watch tape of Saturday’s game between Colorado and Missouri. The Tigers’ Clarence Gilbert hit 12 3-pointers, a Big 12 record, and had 40 points as Missouri beat the Buffaloes 96-83.
Documents that shed light on finances should be revealed to court authorities
February 24, 2002
Ever since we were divorced, my ex-husband has consistently refused to pay in full the support award given to me by the court. Each time I go to court to get what he owes or to seek more money, he cries poverty. When he has been held in contempt of court, even though he says he has only a small income and no assets, he will find or “borrow” just enough money not to go to jail. Sometimes, he will wait until my lawyer and me are in the courtroom to give a check for the amount due, and the judge does nothing. He remarried three years ago, and his new wife started a car repair business where he is the only employee. They both deny that he has any interest in the business and that they make a profit. During visitation, my 17-year-old found financial records in their home that she copied and brought to me that show both of them have been covering up income and assets, mostly by purchasing savings bonds for cash each week that will mature after my child will no longer get support. This is my first break in years. My lawyer says that now I can collect what’s due, but I think I am entitled to the increases I asked for in the past.
Lone Star looks good for largemouth bass
February 24, 2002
Douglas County’s Lone Star Lake should be good for bass fishing this year, according to Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for Wildlife and Parks. Net and electrofishing samples taken in 2001 enable Sanders to forecast a lake’s fishing prospects.
KU tennis picks up home win
February 24, 2002
Kansas dumped Southwest Missouri State, 5-2, in women’s tennis on Saturday at Alvamar.
s pill
February 24, 2002
Last week’s widely reported news about research linking Alzheimer’s disease and elevated levels of homocysteine  a blood amino acid  might tempt you to start popping folic acid and B vitamin supplements, which are known to lower those levels.
Winnebago orders climb by 50 percent
February 24, 2002
Despite a weak economy, the recreational vehicle business is riding an unprecedented boom. RV industry spokesmen say the upturn is due in part to lower interest rates and lower gasoline prices but mostly to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the ensuing unrest about traveling abroad and by air.
KU swimmers fifth at league
February 24, 2002
Kansas University’s women finished fifth in the Big 12 Conference championships that concluded on Saturday. The Jayhawks were only four points out of fourth and 22 points behind third-place Iowa State heading into the final day.
Cyclones pull away for 77-59 win over Kansas women
February 24, 2002
A big night by Kansas University freshman Blair Waltz wasn’t enough to keep the Jayhawks from dropping their 15th straight game. Waltz scored a career-high 19 points, but No. 13 Iowa State exploded late and recorded a 77-59 women’s basketball victory on Saturday night in Hilton Coliseum.
Match Play final to feature two Sacramento natives
February 24, 2002
After a week of surprising losses by Tiger Woods and just about every other big name in golf, the final survivors of the Match Play Championship are Scott McCarron and Kevin Sutherland, who have been playing each other since they were kids in Sacramento, Calif.
s Hinton claims state title
February 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Baldwin senior Witt Hinton joked to his coaches and family Friday night after his weigh-in for Saturday’s state wrestling championship match in the heavyweight class, “I’m under by about 70 pounds.”
Plan ahead when choosing Medicare plan
February 24, 2002
How do we find out what kind of Medicare coverage is available in our area? HMOs are joining and going out, and we’re confused. Also, how do we compare a Medicare HMO, if one is available, with the Medigap policies for sale? It’s a confusing area. Let me offer you a couple of possible options: Recently Medicare added a feature to their Web site titled “Personal Plan Finder” tool. This tool allows Medicare beneficiaries to quickly identify and compare Medicare health plan options that are available in their area based on answers to a short series of questions. Besides original-fee-for-service Medicare, some areas have Medicare managed care plans available based on the managed care plans decision as to where to offer their health plan. If managed care plans decide to offer their services to Medicare beneficiaries, they contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency.
KU Symphonic Band to kick off tour in March
February 24, 2002
The Kansas University Symphonic Band will be touring in March. The tour will begin with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center and end at the American Bandmasters Assn. convention in Wichita. Stops in between are Emporia and Topeka.
Meeting helps train student activists
February 24, 2002
By Mindie Paget Too often, student activists possess strong convictions and enough motivation to invoke change but aren’t sure how to mobilize forces and get key decision-makers on their side. A handful of Kansas University students this weekend are getting a lesson in grassroots advocacy through a three-day campus conference put on by the United States Student Assn.
Guitar ensemble to play music from around the world
February 24, 2002
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, marking its first concert in Lawrence. The quartet will perform a variety of songs, ranging from African, Celtic and Latin music to classics such as Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite.”
Spring sports open practice on Monday
February 24, 2002
Practices for high school spring sports will begin Monday. Spring sports offered at Lawrence High and Free State High are baseball, softball, track, girls soccer, boys golf, boys tennis and girls swimming.
Lawmakers set to commence naturopathy licensure debate
February 24, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The battle over whether to license naturopathic physicians in Kansas will start Monday in the Legislature. Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, chairwoman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, has scheduled two days of hearings for opponents and supporters of the proposal.
Russian orchestra to perform classics
February 24, 2002
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” Stravinsky’s “Song of the Nightingale” and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center.
s exam
February 24, 2002
Now that Sarah Hughes has the gold medal she always wanted, she can start working on another big goal. Getting her driver’s license. The 16-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y., hasn’t had time to get her license yet, not with all the hours she spends in training.
Repeat of history?
February 24, 2002
To the editor: Delenda est Carthago! Carthage must be destroyed. Marcus Porcius Cato (the Elder) repeated this at every opportunity. It is a second century B.C. equivalent of the call to destroy the “terror network” and the “evil axis.”
What are you reading?
February 24, 2002
Jori Riley, New York School, Lawrence “‘Steal Away Home’ because I like fiction books.”
A better way
February 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas might be able to learn something from the nonpartisan redistricting process followed by Iowa lawmakers. While watching the continuing battle in the Kansas Legislature over redrawing districts for the Kansas House and Senate as well as the U.S. House, you just have to ask yourself if there isn’t a better way to conduct this process.
Memoir recalls 1950s childhood on Montana cattle ranch
February 24, 2002
When Judy Blunt moved to Missoula, Mont., in 1986 as a single mother of three small children, she didn’t know how to read a road map. And when she started classes as an undergraduate, she didn’t know that Room 306 was on the third floor.
Find a gown to flatter any body
February 24, 2002
Your wedding gown is one of the most special pieces of clothing you’ll ever wear. The challenge is to find a gown that you love, while finding the one that perfectly fits your shape and body type.
Countdown: what to do, when to do it
February 24, 2002
Here’s a month-by-month guide to help you create the wedding you want.
Books offer bridal advice
February 24, 2002
Since she opened her shop in New York in 1990, Vera Wang has become the bridal gown guru for the rich and famous, and during fittings she has been privy to a plethora of wedding plan woes.
Oxley
February 24, 2002
Services for Robert L. “Lou” Oxley, 75, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Jarbalo. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo. Mr. Oxley died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Dyer denies Stevens state championship
February 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Second to one. That’s the way Free State High senior Justin Stevens will unfortunately remember the last three weeks of his high school wrestling career. Saturday night it ended at the Kansas Coliseum with the only wrestler to have beaten him this season, Olathe South’s Justin Dyer, again raising his arm in victory.
Free State girls tumble to SM West, 43-34
February 24, 2002
Megan Robinson and Khadian Kelly combined for 35 points as Shawnee Mission West handed Lawrence Free State its sixth straight girls basketball loss on Saturday afternoon. Robinson scored 18 points and Kelly 17 to pace the Vikings to a 43-34 victory that enabled them to avoid sole possession of the Sunflower League cellar.
Ex-KU vaulter keen on Hillsdale crappie
February 24, 2002
Jeff Buckingham says this has been the best winter of crappie fishing he’s seen in many years at Hillsdale Lake. Buckingham, a former standout Kansas University pole vaulter who lives in Gardner, has been pursuing crappie at Hillsdale and Clinton Lakes since 1980.
Symphony to salute Steinbeck on birthday
February 24, 2002
No one really knows what author John Steinbeck would think of a musical tribute to his life and his writing. He saw himself as a craftsman, not a highfalutin artist. He generally shunned publicity, and once suggested that his hometown of Salinas name a bowling alley or brothel after him.
Slow economy sends workers back to school
February 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A year ago, David Whinery could have traded his law practice for a career in business consulting with no problems. Now, with a slumping economy, the Topeka defense attorney and Lawrence resident says the offers he was getting are no longer available. So he’s returning to school this fall to get a master’s degree in business administration from Kansas University.
Hundreds turn out to look for missing San Diego 7-year-old
February 24, 2002
Hundreds of volunteers joined the search Saturday for a missing 7-year-old girl after the arrest of a neighbor and the discovery of bloodstained evidence lent grim urgency to the task of finding her.
s dreams of 4 medals dashed
February 24, 2002
Apolo Anton Ohno didn’t get the call this time  or another Olympic gold medal. Oh well, that’s short track. Ohno will have to settle for two medals after getting disqualified in the 500 meters, then anchoring a U.S. team that finished fourth after a fall in the 5,000-meter relay Saturday night.
s guide to savvy toasts
February 24, 2002
You’ve spent months planning, dreaming, arguing and waiting. So why would you waste this enormous opportunity to address those guests who have gathered to celebrate the two of you?
Most wedding traditions rooted in ancient beliefs
February 24, 2002
The bridesmaids are dressed the same, you’ve got a veil over your face and the deal isn’t sealed until you kiss. Ever wonder how these wedding traditions came about?
Wedding regrets revealed
February 24, 2002
You’ve planned a party within your budget, picked the perfect dress, hired a great photographer, tasted the cake, made a song list … and now you wonder what could possibly go wrong?
More opt for colorful bouquets
February 24, 2002
Cutting-edge floral designers were polled on how hipster brides will be styling their weddings this year. Here’s a report of what’s hot now.
t take cake for granted
February 24, 2002
Though the wedding cake has always played a significant role in the classic wedding, the modern take on our favorite bridal sweet is much different from that of its predecessors.
Births
February 24, 2002
 Maria and Mario Jimenez, Lawrence, a girl, Friday.  Tiffany Campbell and Mike Vannattan, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Lifting the lid on tips for avoiding a nasty IRS audit
February 24, 2002
One of my knowledgeable sources  well, an old pal from my Minnesota and Texas days, actually  sent the following e-mail the other day, offering an appealing alternative to anyone who will have to write Uncle Sam a check April 15.
E-mail shredders shift control
February 24, 2002
In the offline world, it can be quite a challenge to retrieve and destroy confidential documents from a business deal gone sour or a top-secret project that involved outside help. The options boil down to either trusting your former business partner  or resorting to illegal breaking and entering.
Lawrence High alumni build shredding business
February 24, 2002
By Mark Fagan The 36-inch-wide line of metal doesn’t look all that menacing, or at least not until it starts moving. The razor teeth roll in place, juiced by a 200-horsepower engine built especially for this niche business in an Olathe industrial park.
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February 24, 2002
Will westbound drivers on the Kansas Turnpike ever be able to stop at a Topeka services area? The old one has been closed since the remodeled road opened. Westbound drivers to Lawrence from South Topeka still can access the service area, said Lisa Callahan, Kansas Turnpike Authority spokeswoman. But drivers headed toward Lawrence from East Topeka exit no longer pass the service area. The KTA is constructing a new service area about 5 miles east of the East Topeka interchange, Callahan said. It should be open by spring or early summer and will replace the old service area. It will include a Wood Oil service station, Hardee’s, Taco Bueno and Bressler’s Ice Cream, she said.
Business briefs
February 24, 2002
Faces and places Dan Berry joined First State Bank and Trust in February as a mortgage loan originator for its Lawrence locations. Berry has five years of mortgage lending experience and has been a Lawrence resident for 20 years.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 24, 2002
IN 1977 The city commission asked for a special report to the public by the Citizens Advisory Council regarding the partisan, geographical mayor-council form of government in contrast to the existing nonpartisan, non-geographical commission-manager system.
Trout season to open on Friday at four state parks in Missouri
February 24, 2002
Want to catch a rainbow? Gather your gear and come to one of Missouri’s four trout parks Friday. Approximately 29,000 rainbows and browns will be available for pursuit on opening day of the trout park fishing season.
Friends and neighbors
February 24, 2002
The Lawrence High School varsity cheerleaders have coach Erin Niblo to thank for a great season. They attended camp in Iowa where they brought home many “superior” ribbons, spirit sticks, All-American awards and a Top Team Trophy with a bid for nationals. Back row, from left, Morgan Springer, Alisha Bonds, Elyse Barletta, Danielle Huff, Melissa Bowers and Ashley Hart. Second row, from left, Dani Skinner, Alli Wright, Sarah Fisher, Katie Stiles and Kim Slater. Front row, from left, Crystal Burton, Amber Bird and Christina Seeley. Not pictured is Jessica Lusk. Tammy Hart 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.
Reporter’s death reflects Pakistan instability
February 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Heartbreaking to his family and colleagues, the ritualistic slaughter of reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan is more than a personal tragedy. This is a political murder that exposes the fractures and violence of a land that has escaped the control and influence of the Westernized, affluent elite that pretends to govern it.
Sleek, strapless gowns dominate bridal designs
February 24, 2002
It’s “The Dress.” It’s the visual center of a wedding, outshone only by the bride and groom themselves. Depending on the choice or mood of its wearer, it can be frothy or sleek, have period details or feature avant-garde funkiness.
Find a gown to flatter any body
February 24, 2002
Your wedding gown is one of the most special pieces of clothing you’ll ever wear. The challenge is to find a gown that you love, while finding the one that perfectly fits your shape and body type.