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Pregnant women shot in Israeli-Palestinian roadblock clashes
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:22 a.m.) Two pregnant women, a Palestinian and an Israeli, were shot at roadblocks Monday, and both gave birth to healthy babies. The Palestinian woman’s husband was killed as he drove her to the hospital, then two Israelis were killed in the attack that seriously wounded the pregnant Israeli.
Sebelius starting governor’s race
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:10 a.m.) Kathleen Sebelius promised Monday to fight high health care costs if elected governor, but wouldn’t say as she kicked off her campaign whether there should be higher taxes to solve the state’s budget problems.
Afghan interim leader lauds Iran’s support against terrorists
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:44 a.m.) Afghanistan’s interim leader praised Iran in a speech to its parliament on Monday, saying it had stood by Afghans in their struggle against Soviet occupation and terrorists.
Computer dump in China raises concern
February 25, 2002
What happened to that old computer after you sold it to a secondhand parts dealer?
Commissioners to consider historic role of Haskell, wetlands
February 25, 2002
The Lawrence City Commission will be asked to comment on the possible placement of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Baker Wetlands on the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the eligibility of Haskell for the National Historic Register as it does an environmental impact statement on proposed routes for the South Lawrence Trafficway. The Corps is asking for the commission’s opinion on the topic.
Validity of fingerprint evidence on trial
February 25, 2002
Ninety-one years after fingerprint evidence was first presented in an American courtroom, its reputation as an infallible forensic tool is under attack in a court challenge that could change how criminal cases are tried.
Horoscopes
February 25, 2002
For Monday, Feb. 25: Those with birthdays today: You often react to rather than absorb information. Learn to calm yourself internally. Given time, you will sort out your problems. If you are single, romance will be your middle name, especially this year. If you are attached, your relationship could feel some of the jolts of your high nervous energy. LEO understands your needs.
Plan would shortchange developmentally disabled, some argue
February 25, 2002
By Dave Ranney Advocates for the developmentally disabled are threatening to sue the state because of its plan to move 15 Parsons State Hospital residents into community programs. “What they’re doing violates the law, in our opinion,” said Tom Laing, executive director of Interhab, an association representing the state’s 28 community programs for the developmentally disabled.
February 25, 2002
The bond between the teen-agers accused of killing two Dartmouth College professors may have sparked an “evil game” of dare that led them to commit increasingly serious crimes, a criminologist says.
Jacket of the future makes its own heat
February 25, 2002
For centuries, winter coats have worked on a pretty straightforward premise: trap the heat the body generates. Unfortunately, that’s not quite suitable for the extreme cold that soldiers and outdoor enthusiasts often must endure for extended periods.
NBA Roundup: O’Neal leads Lakers past reeling Knicks, 107-91
February 25, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal looked up at the scoreboard during a timeout, shook his head and laughed. It wasn’t the score he found amusing, it was the absurdity of the moment.
Local briefs
February 25, 2002
Kansas firefighter, daughter die in automobile accident Kansas City, Kan. A firefighter and his 11-year-old daughter died in a one-vehicle accident in Kansas City, Kan. Robert Garvin, 39, and his daughter, Ranicia Garvin, were killed in the accident Friday night that also injured his wife and other daughter, all of Kansas City, Kan. Robert Garvin was driving west about 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 70 when he made a quick right turn and slid into a concrete bridge pillar, the Kansas Turnpike Authority said. ______________ Philanthropy: Kansas University to sponsor blood drive Kansas University, Community Blood Center and American Red Cross are all joining together for a blood drive from today to March 1. Kansas University Athletics Corporation, All-Scholarship Hall Council, Association of University Residence Halls, Panhellenic Council and Inter-Fraternity Council are sponsoring the blood drive. All donors will get a goodie bag and the sorority, fraternity, residence hall floor and scholarship hall with the highest percentage of participation will receive a doughnut party from Krispy Kreme and Chipotle burrito party. Donation locations include: Today Kansas Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oliver Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Kansas Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and McCollum Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday Allen Fieldhouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and McCollum Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Friday Allen Fieldhouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and GSP Hall from noon to 6 p.m.
from 3-point range
February 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore Nebraska hit some wide-open threes.
Mutual fund investors can check tax costs
February 25, 2002
Did you know that every year 2.5 percent of the average stock mutual fund’s total return is lost to taxes? And did you know that if you invest in a mutual fund outside of a tax-deferred account, you could get hit with a tax bill even if you haven’t sold a single share?
Anthrax survivor, 74, counts his blessings
February 25, 2002
At supermarkets, in department stores and on the train on the way to work, people want to meet Ernesto Blanco, the man who fought off the inhaled form of anthrax that killed his co-worker.
Commissioners to consider historic role of Haskell, wetlands
February 25, 2002
The Lawrence City Commission will be asked to comment on the possible placement of Haskell Indian Nations University and the Baker Wetlands on the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the eligibility of Haskell for the National Historic Register as it does an environmental impact statement on proposed routes for the South Lawrence Trafficway. The Corps is asking for the commission’s opinion on the topic.
Senator doesn’t sugarcoat it, and colleagues like it that way
February 25, 2002
To find out what Sen. Ed Pugh is thinking, just ask him. In a world of politicians who make fence-straddling an Olympic sport and political-speak an art form, the self-described “beefy country lawyer” expresses his views without mincing words.
s involvement not always welcome
February 25, 2002
Kansas gave rise to such GOP heavyweights as Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. Kansas voters chose President George W. Bush, 58 percent to Al Gore’s 37 percent. The Kansas delegation to Congress has five Republicans and only one Democrat. National party leaders rarely worry about such a reliably Republican state. But lately, they’ve been getting involved in a Kansas U.S. House race and making suggestions about the redrawing of Kansas congressional boundaries.
Joey Ramone’s solo effort a great legacy
February 25, 2002
It isn’t just his death last Easter at age 49 that engenders so much instant affection for the first solo album from Joey Ramone, issued posthumously this week.
Ridge pledges better security information
February 25, 2002
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge told governors Sunday they’re responsible for closely coordinating security planning at the state and local levels and promised to provide better information about the terrorism threat to aid those efforts. “I understand we have to do a better job of information sharing,” he told the National Governors Assn. winter meeting. “I might as well bring this up before you do.”
Computer dump in China raises concern
February 25, 2002
What happened to that old computer after you sold it to a secondhand parts dealer?
LeRoux to sign
February 25, 2002
Lawrence High senior defensive back Anthony LeRoux will sign a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football with Highland Community College.
Minors and drunks
February 25, 2002
J-W Editorials Youngsters have enough trouble dealing with alcohol without getting helped down the path to destruction by adults. It’s a tragedy when an under-age individual kills himself or herself or somebody else because of alcohol abuse. It’s so needless and so devastating to many.
People
February 25, 2002
Mint-condition Elvis ‘Roadshow’ questions licensing The singing attorney general
Horoscopes
February 25, 2002
s new
February 25, 2002
 Click to count calories  Personal digital recording for the PC  and beyond
February 25, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Nebraska senior guard Cary Cochran was looking for redemption against top-ranked Kansas University on Sunday afternoon. Instead, all he found was disappointment.
Hinrich, Collison fight foul trouble
February 25, 2002
By Robert Sinclair With starters Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison in foul trouble, No. 1-ranked Kansas University could have panicked against Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. Instead, the Jayhawks prevailed.
Scandals best part of games
February 25, 2002
The 2002 Winter Olympic games are finally over, except for curling, which hopes to wrap up by May.
Neal leads Lakers past reeling Knicks, 107-91
February 25, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal looked up at the scoreboard during a timeout, shook his head and laughed. It wasn’t the score he found amusing, it was the absurdity of the moment.
KU bowlers finish fifth
February 25, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club placed fifth in the 44-team Hoosier Classic on Sunday. The Jayhawks were paced by Marc D’Errico, who placed ninth overall with a 208 average. KU’s Jesse James was 12th with a 203. Other KU averages: Mike Keeler, 189; Alan Emmons, 189; Jason Elliott, 175; and Ryan Ludwig, 170.
Edmonds services
February 25, 2002
Services for Mary Devina McHenry Alderson Edmonds, 92, Oskaloosa, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Unity Church in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Private burial will be in McLouth. Mrs. Edmonds died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs, Mo.
February 25, 2002
Audiences went vampire hunting as “Queen of the Damned,” featuring the late pop singer Aaliyah as an ancient bloodsucker, debuted as the top weekend movie with $15.2 million.
unlucky chap
February 25, 2002
“I wanted to change the world. Now I don’t bother to change my socks,” wails the unhappy Jim Dixon (Stephen Tompkinson), the hapless hero of “Lucky Jim” on “Masterpiece Theatre” (8 p.m., PBS), novelist Kingsley Amis’ satire of provincial academic life.
Briefly
February 25, 2002
 Fighter jet patrols likely to be reduced  Reporter’s killers linked to al-Qaida network  Investigators find holes in tunnel near U.S. Embassy  Afghan leader pays visit
Israel eases Arafat restrictions
February 25, 2002
Israel decided Sunday to draw tanks back from Yasser Arafat’s compound but continue restricting him to the West Bank city of Ramallah  a halfway measure that led angry Palestinians to cancel planned cease-fire talks with Israeli security officials. That anger increased when Israeli troops fired at Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia’s car as it approached a roadblock between Ramallah and Jerusalem, a Palestinian source close to Qureia said.
s financial crunch
February 25, 2002
By Scott Rothschild As lawmakers anticipate more bad budget news, a House committee is working on measures that would produce new revenue. But for many legislators those measures, which would expand gambling in Kansas, carry a heavy moral price tag.
Envoy says U.S. advisers needed to prevent warfare in Afghanistan
February 25, 2002
Worried that renegade warlords could plunge Afghanistan into civil war once again, the United States may send military advisers to act as referees between rival factions, the U.S. special envoy said Sunday.
Accounting scandal grows
February 25, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate There is an even larger accounting scandal looming than the current Arthur Andersen-Enron Corp. fiasco, and its repercussions are going to shake up the world of publicly held companies and the people who invest in them.
N.C. senator ready to run
February 25, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group John Edwards, freshman Democratic senator from North Carolina, is thinking of running for president in 2004, which has some of the political cognoscenti wondering, What can he be thinking? Perhaps this: I am from a crucial region, my potential rivals for the nomination are unintimidating, and by January 2004 I will have spent as many years in elective office  five  as George W. Bush had spent by January 2000.
Slayings called part of ‘evil game’
February 25, 2002
The bond between the teen-agers accused of killing two Dartmouth College professors may have sparked an “evil game” of dare that led them to commit increasingly serious crimes, a criminologist says.
Validity of fingerprint evidence on trial
February 25, 2002
Ninety-one years after fingerprint evidence was first presented in an American courtroom, its reputation as an infallible forensic tool is under attack in a court challenge that could change how criminal cases are tried.
Nation skims African-American history
February 25, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I saw a cartoon once that purported to illustrate how America’s largest city views the rest of the nation. It showed the continental United States, but with a disproportionately large NEW YORK on one end and LOS ANGELES on the other. The rest of the country was an amorphous, featureless region that was designated “flyover states.” You could, I think, use a similar drawing to capture the nation’s rather myopic view of African-American history. At one end, you’d have a sign reading SLAVERY, at the other, another reading CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. And between them, an unknowable expanse. Flyover history.
Democrats facing racial tensions
February 25, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News In recent elections, there have been no more reliably Democratic constituencies than minority voters. African Americans backed Al Gore 9 to 1 in 2000, Hispanics supported him 2 to 1 and Asian Americans voted for him 4 to 3. Such support has been accompanied by rising political aspirations among those groups. But those aspirations haven’t always been satisfied, and with that have come growing frustration and some tension.
National GOP has hand in races, redistricting
Washington’s involvement not always welcome
February 25, 2002
Kansas gave rise to such GOP heavyweights as Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. Kansas voters chose President George W. Bush, 58 percent to Al Gore’s 37 percent. The Kansas delegation to Congress has five Republicans and only one Democrat. National party leaders rarely worry about such a reliably Republican state. But lately, they’ve been getting involved in a Kansas U.S. House race and making suggestions about the redrawing of Kansas congressional boundaries.
Tax rebates add confusion
Financial experts offer advice on how to fill out forms
February 25, 2002
The fun part came months ago. You cashed the tax “rebate” check that landed in your mailbox. But now it’s tax-filing season and this supposedly simple rebate a provision of last summer’s $1.35 trillion tax cut already is the No. 1 error among early filers.
Mutual fund investors can check tax costs
February 25, 2002
Did you know that every year 2.5 percent of the average stock mutual fund’s total return is lost to taxes? And did you know that if you invest in a mutual fund outside of a tax-deferred account, you could get hit with a tax bill even if you haven’t sold a single share?
U.S. backed Enron projects with loans
February 25, 2002
As Enron Corp. reached for markets overseas, power plants it helped build from Guatemala to India received $1.2 billion in government-backed loans from two U.S. agencies.
Sounding off on the Grammys
Who wins? India.Arie, Alicia Keys, U2? None of the above?
February 25, 2002
Heading into this year’s Grammy Awards, most of the focus has been on the new generation of female singer-songwriters the streetwise yet elegant R&B of Alicia Keys, the alternative soul of India.Arie and the eclectic pop of Nelly Furtado.
Prefab homes may be cure for housing ill, officials say
February 25, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn These days they are called manufactured homes, not mobile homes or trailers. But whatever they’re called, some city and county leaders are starting to see them as a possible solution to the area’s affordable housing problem.
Team had the heart but lacked the legs
February 25, 2002
As Canada celebrated its gold medal victory by littering the ice with flung sticks and gloves, Team USA head coach Herb Brooks leaned back on a panel of plexiglass with his hands on his hips and the faraway look of defeat on his face. The scoreboard registered the evidence: a 5-2 Canada victory over the U.S. in a game that seemed to be more lopsided than even the score indicated.
Plan to cut special-ed funds under fire
School board discussions on budget crisis expected ‘to start getting uglier’
February 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter J.D. Kerr says the Lawrence public school district should spend more money, not less, on students with disabilities. Kerr, who works with boys living in group homes at O’Connell Youth Ranch southeast of Lawrence, said a proposal before the school board to cut the $13 million budget for special education would jeopardize the future of the district’s most vulnerable students.
Leatrice E. Hamm
February 25, 2002
Payne services
February 25, 2002
Controversial games come to close
February 25, 2002
The world came together for fun and games, only to get a big dose of scandal along with it. American athletes soared and the home crowd cheered anyway, refusing to let anything spoil their party. The Olympics came to a close Sunday after more than two weeks of memorable performances, Cold War flashbacks and one big tizzy over two figure skating gold medals.
but at a price
February 25, 2002
They’re seen by some as shockingly expensive, intimidatingly complex and inferior to traditional technology. Others view them as versatile, cutting-edge and incredibly convenient. But while the debate rages, digital cameras have been making steady gains in America’s households.
U.S. denies covert plot to rescue hostages
February 25, 2002
A visiting U.S. State Department official has offered assurances that American troops will not undertake any covert operation to rescue an American missionary couple held for nine months by the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf, a Philippine official said Sunday.
Anthrax survivor, 74, counts his blessings
February 25, 2002
At supermarkets, in department stores and on the train on the way to work, people want to meet Ernesto Blanco, the man who fought off the inhaled form of anthrax that killed his co-worker.
Tips to help ease the filing process
February 25, 2002
When Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” he was close to the formula for successfully completing a tax form. The difference is in that 1 percent. It all starts with preparation. Here are 10 tips that can help ease the aggravation of filing your taxes.
s rugby team romp in opener, 59-0
February 25, 2002
Laura Wolfe scored three tries and Melissa McKibben scored two on Saturday as Kansas University’s women’s rugby team opened its spring season with a 59-0 victory over Oklahoma.
LeRoux to sign
February 25, 2002
Lawrence High senior defensive back Anthony LeRoux will sign a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football with Highland Community College.
Ridge pledges better security information
February 25, 2002
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge told governors Sunday they’re responsible for closely coordinating security planning at the state and local levels and promised to provide better information about the terrorism threat to aid those efforts. “I understand we have to do a better job of information sharing,” he told the National Governors Assn. winter meeting. “I might as well bring this up before you do.”
Former students, family, friends surprise retired arts educator with birthday party
February 25, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess R. Wayne Nelson wasn’t just a teacher of music; he was “Mr. Music” to students in the Lawrence school district, where he worked from 1948 until 1976. On Sunday afternoon, dozens of former students, plus friends and family, honored Nelson’s 90th birthday with a surprise party.
On the street
February 25, 2002
Asked at Southwest Junior High Would you play sports if you had to pay a fee?
Sound off
February 25, 2002
How much was Danny Glover paid to come to Lawrence, and who paid for the expenses? The Student Senate at Kansas University paid the actor’s speaking fee, travel costs and expenses while he was in Lawrence for an appearance at the Langston Hughes international symposium, according to Breeze Luetke-Stahlman, an off-campus student senator who was chairwoman of the senate’s reserve account task force.
Local briefs
February 25, 2002
 Kansas firefighter, daughter die in automobile accident Kansas City, Kan.  A firefighter and his 11-year-old daughter died in a one-vehicle accident in Kansas City, Kan. Robert Garvin, 39, and his daughter, Ranicia Garvin, were killed in the accident Friday night that also injured his wife and other daughter, all of Kansas City, Kan. Robert Garvin was driving west about 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 70 when he made a quick right turn and slid into a concrete bridge pillar, the Kansas Turnpike Authority said. ______________  Philanthropy: Kansas University to sponsor blood drive Kansas University, Community Blood Center and American Red Cross are all joining together for a blood drive from today to March 1. Kansas University Athletics Corporation, All-Scholarship Hall Council, Association of University Residence Halls, Panhellenic Council and Inter-Fraternity Council are sponsoring the blood drive. All donors will get a goodie bag and the sorority, fraternity, residence hall floor and scholarship hall with the highest percentage of participation will receive a doughnut party from Krispy Kreme and Chipotle burrito party. Donation locations include:  Today  Kansas Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oliver Hall from noon to 6 p.m.  Tuesday and Wednesday  Kansas Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and McCollum Hall from noon to 6 p.m.  Thursday  Allen Fieldhouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and McCollum Hall from noon to 6 p.m.  Friday  Allen Fieldhouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and GSP Hall from noon to 6 p.m.
Accounting scandal grows
February 25, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate There is an even larger accounting scandal looming than the current Arthur Andersen-Enron Corp. fiasco, and its repercussions are going to shake up the world of publicly held companies and the people who invest in them.
Democrats facing racial tensions
February 25, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News In recent elections, there have been no more reliably Democratic constituencies than minority voters. African Americans backed Al Gore 9 to 1 in 2000, Hispanics supported him 2 to 1 and Asian Americans voted for him 4 to 3. Such support has been accompanied by rising political aspirations among those groups. But those aspirations haven’t always been satisfied, and with that have come growing frustration and some tension.
Nation skims African-American history
February 25, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald I saw a cartoon once that purported to illustrate how America’s largest city views the rest of the nation. It showed the continental United States, but with a disproportionately large NEW YORK on one end and LOS ANGELES on the other. The rest of the country was an amorphous, featureless region that was designated “flyover states.” You could, I think, use a similar drawing to capture the nation’s rather myopic view of African-American history. At one end, you’d have a sign reading SLAVERY, at the other, another reading CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. And between them, an unknowable expanse. Flyover history.
Minors and drunks
February 25, 2002
J-W Editorials Youngsters have enough trouble dealing with alcohol without getting helped down the path to destruction by adults. It’s a tragedy when an under-age individual kills himself or herself or somebody else because of alcohol abuse. It’s so needless and so devastating to many.
But NASCAR reviewing results of Subway 400
February 25, 2002
Matt Kenseth admitted he wasn’t too sure he would ever win again. A charge from fourth to first late in the race gave Kenseth the victory Sunday in the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway  the second win of his career and his first in 60 races.
s solo effort a great legacy
February 25, 2002
It isn’t just his death last Easter at age 49 that engenders so much instant affection for the first solo album from Joey Ramone, issued posthumously this week.
Controversial games come to close
February 25, 2002
The world came together for fun and games, only to get a big dose of scandal along with it. American athletes soared and the home crowd cheered anyway, refusing to let anything spoil their party. The Olympics came to a close Sunday after more than two weeks of memorable performances, Cold War flashbacks and one big tizzy over two figure skating gold medals.
Who wins? India.Arie, Alicia Keys, U2? None of the above?
February 25, 2002
Heading into this year’s Grammy Awards, most of the focus has been on the new generation of female singer-songwriters  the streetwise yet elegant R&B of Alicia Keys, the alternative soul of India.Arie and the eclectic pop of Nelly Furtado.
Aquahawks playing host to sectional swim meet
February 25, 2002
More than 400 swimmers representing 60 teams will be in Lawrence from Thursday through Sunday for an AAU sectional meet. Five regions will be represented  Missouri Valley, Arkansas, Ozark, Midwestern and Oklahoma  during the national qualifier at the Lawrence Aquatic Center adjacent to Free State High.
Small-class playoffs to begin tonight
February 25, 2002
Area high school basketball teams begin their quest tonight for berths in next week’s state tournaments. Three of the state’s top Class 4A girls basketball teams  Ottawa (19-1), Santa Fe Trail (19-1) and Baldwin (17-3)  are in the Lawrence area.
Leatrice E. Hamm
February 25, 2002
Services for Leatrice E. Hamm, 61, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Ms. Hamm died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Lawrence.
Pregnant women shot in Israeli-Palestinian roadblock clashes
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:22 a.m.) Two pregnant women, a Palestinian and an Israeli, were shot at roadblocks Monday, and both gave birth to healthy babies. The Palestinian woman’s husband was killed as he drove her to the hospital, then two Israelis were killed in the attack that seriously wounded the pregnant Israeli.
s race
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 11:10 a.m.) Kathleen Sebelius promised Monday to fight high health care costs if elected governor, but wouldn’t say as she kicked off her campaign whether there should be higher taxes to solve the state’s budget problems.
February 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter J.D. Kerr says the Lawrence public school district should spend more money, not less, on students with disabilities. Kerr, who works with boys living in group homes at O’Connell Youth Ranch southeast of Lawrence, said a proposal before the school board to cut the $13 million budget for special education would jeopardize the future of the district’s most vulnerable students.
Team had the heart but lacked the legs
February 25, 2002
As Canada celebrated its gold medal victory by littering the ice with flung sticks and gloves, Team USA head coach Herb Brooks leaned back on a panel of plexiglass with his hands on his hips and the faraway look of defeat on his face. The scoreboard registered the evidence: a 5-2 Canada victory over the U.S. in a game that seemed to be more lopsided than even the score indicated.
Prefab homes may be cure for housing ill, officials say
February 25, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn These days they are called manufactured homes, not mobile homes or trailers. But whatever they’re called, some city and county leaders are starting to see them as a possible solution to the area’s affordable housing problem.
s support against terrorists
February 25, 2002
(Web Posted Monday at 6:44 a.m.) Afghanistan’s interim leader praised Iran in a speech to its parliament on Monday, saying it had stood by Afghans in their struggle against Soviet occupation and terrorists.
t sugarcoat it, and colleagues like it that way
February 25, 2002
To find out what Sen. Ed Pugh is thinking, just ask him. In a world of politicians who make fence-straddling an Olympic sport and political-speak an art form, the self-described “beefy country lawyer” expresses his views without mincing words.
Births
February 25, 2002
 Aaron and Jill Wagner, Oskaloosa, a boy, Saturday.
City seeks grant for more traffic officers
February 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city wants state help putting traffic patrols on Lawrence streets. Lawrence’s growth has put increased demands on the Police Department, city officials say, with the result that traffic enforcement has slid toward the bottom of the department’s priorities.
Top 25 Roundup: Technical lifts Terps, sinks Wake
February 25, 2002
Josh Howard sat in front of his locker, sobbing uncontrollably with his head buried in a towel.
U.S. backed Enron projects with loans
February 25, 2002
As Enron Corp. reached for markets overseas, power plants it helped build from Guatemala to India received $1.2 billion in government-backed loans from two U.S. agencies.
Army worms back, but not like 2000
February 25, 2002
Some people in the Wichita area are getting an eerie, deja vu feeling as they see worms moving out of wheat and alfalfa fields and into the suburbs. But horticulturists say people shouldn’t fret. The latest invasion to hit driveways and lawns is not like the army worms of 2000.
Health issue
February 25, 2002
To the editor: I applaud any efforts to curb smoking. We have many reasons for a drinking age of 21, and health concerns are certainly one of them. I grew up in Utah where the legal age for tobacco products is 19. We allow men and women who are 18 to vote. So now, California is saying you can decide who leads, but you don’t have enough sense to know smoking and alcohol are bad for you.
Courageous act
February 25, 2002
To the editor: I admire the board’s courage, displayed this week when they began their preliminary budget cuts, with more to follow. What a shame we must put the ax to programs like WRAP, which are helping staff make progress with the most fragile of our youth. Those who want “smaller government” through tax cuts will be, no doubt, surprised when at-risk kids turn into at-risk adults, who will put even more strain on social services, perhaps for a lifetime.
Gaming legislation under new scrutiny in wake of state’s financial crunch
February 25, 2002
By Scott Rothschild As lawmakers anticipate more bad budget news, a House committee is working on measures that would produce new revenue. But for many legislators those measures, which would expand gambling in Kansas, carry a heavy moral price tag.
Tips to help ease the filing process
February 25, 2002
When Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration,” he was close to the formula for successfully completing a tax form. The difference is in that 1 percent. It all starts with preparation. Here are 10 tips that can help ease the aggravation of filing your taxes.
Small-class playoffs to begin tonight
February 25, 2002
Area high school basketball teams begin their quest tonight for berths in next week’s state tournaments. Three of the state’s top Class 4A girls basketball teams Ottawa (19-1), Santa Fe Trail (19-1) and Baldwin (17-3) are in the Lawrence area.
Proposed SRS cuts trouble local agencies
Plan would shortchange developmentally disabled, some argue
February 25, 2002
By Dave Ranney Advocates for the developmentally disabled are threatening to sue the state because of its plan to move 15 Parsons State Hospital residents into community programs. “What they’re doing violates the law, in our opinion,” said Tom Laing, executive director of Interhab, an association representing the state’s 28 community programs for the developmentally disabled.
Kenseth back in victory lane
But NASCAR reviewing results of Subway 400
February 25, 2002
Matt Kenseth admitted he wasn’t too sure he would ever win again. A charge from fourth to first late in the race gave Kenseth the victory Sunday in the Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway the second win of his career and his first in 60 races.
Music teacher’s legacy still tugs heartstrings
Former students, family, friends surprise retired arts educator with birthday party
February 25, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess R. Wayne Nelson wasn’t just a teacher of music; he was “Mr. Music” to students in the Lawrence school district, where he worked from 1948 until 1976. On Sunday afternoon, dozens of former students, plus friends and family, honored Nelson’s 90th birthday with a surprise party.
Courageous act
February 25, 2002
N.C. senator ready to run
February 25, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group John Edwards, freshman Democratic senator from North Carolina, is thinking of running for president in 2004, which has some of the political cognoscenti wondering, What can he be thinking? Perhaps this: I am from a crucial region, my potential rivals for the nomination are unintimidating, and by January 2004 I will have spent as many years in elective office five as George W. Bush had spent by January 2000.
Army worms back, but not like 2000
February 25, 2002
Some people in the Wichita area are getting an eerie, deja vu feeling as they see worms moving out of wheat and alfalfa fields and into the suburbs. But horticulturists say people shouldn’t fret. The latest invasion to hit driveways and lawns is not like the army worms of 2000.
City seeks grant for more traffic officers
February 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city wants state help putting traffic patrols on Lawrence streets. Lawrence’s growth has put increased demands on the Police Department, city officials say, with the result that traffic enforcement has slid toward the bottom of the department’s priorities.
Poor ‘Jim’ unlucky chap
February 25, 2002
“I wanted to change the world. Now I don’t bother to change my socks,” wails the unhappy Jim Dixon (Stephen Tompkinson), the hapless hero of “Lucky Jim” on “Masterpiece Theatre” (8 p.m., PBS), novelist Kingsley Amis’ satire of provincial academic life.
Audiences sink teeth into ‘Queen of the Damned’
February 25, 2002
Audiences went vampire hunting as “Queen of the Damned,” featuring the late pop singer Aaliyah as an ancient bloodsucker, debuted as the top weekend movie with $15.2 million.
Ruth Marie Dicker
February 25, 2002
Envoy says U.S. advisers needed to prevent warfare in Afghanistan
February 25, 2002
Worried that renegade warlords could plunge Afghanistan into civil war once again, the United States may send military advisers to act as referees between rival factions, the U.S. special envoy said Sunday.
Israel eases Arafat restrictions
February 25, 2002
Israel decided Sunday to draw tanks back from Yasser Arafat’s compound but continue restricting him to the West Bank city of Ramallah a halfway measure that led angry Palestinians to cancel planned cease-fire talks with Israeli security officials. That anger increased when Israeli troops fired at Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia’s car as it approached a roadblock between Ramallah and Jerusalem, a Palestinian source close to Qureia said.
Scandals best part of games
February 25, 2002
The 2002 Winter Olympic games are finally over, except for curling, which hopes to wrap up by May.
Aquahawks playing host to sectional swim meet
February 25, 2002
More than 400 swimmers representing 60 teams will be in Lawrence from Thursday through Sunday for an AAU sectional meet. Five regions will be represented Missouri Valley, Arkansas, Ozark, Midwestern and Oklahoma during the national qualifier at the Lawrence Aquatic Center adjacent to Free State High.
Briefly
February 25, 2002
Fighter jet patrols likely to be reduced Reporter’s killers linked to al-Qaida network Investigators find holes in tunnel near U.S. Embassy Afghan leader pays visit
Top 25 Roundup: Technical lifts Terps, sinks Wake
February 25, 2002
Josh Howard sat in front of his locker, sobbing uncontrollably with his head buried in a towel.
People
February 25, 2002
 Mint-condition Elvis  ‘Roadshow’ questions licensing  The singing attorney general
Edmonds services
February 25, 2002
Health issue
February 25, 2002
Nation briefs
February 25, 2002
 Senator diagnosed with ‘mild’ form of M.S.  Murder charge filed in biker’s death
Nation briefs
February 25, 2002
Senator diagnosed with ‘mild’ form of M.S. Murder charge filed in biker’s death
On the Money
February 25, 2002
The Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 contained hundreds of new changes in the tax code that will have some effect on just about everyone who files taxes this year. What changes should you keep an eye out for while preparing your tax return? Several Web sites can help.
On the Money
February 25, 2002
The Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 contained hundreds of new changes in the tax code that will have some effect on just about everyone who files taxes this year. What changes should you keep an eye out for while preparing your tax return? Several Web sites can help.
On the record
February 25, 2002
On the record
February 25, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Payne services
February 25, 2002
Services for William E. Payne, 76, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ninth Street Baptist Church. Military graveside services will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Payne died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Ruth Marie Dicker
February 25, 2002
Services for Ruth Marie Dicker, 86, Longmont, Colo., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Central Presbyterian Church, Longmont, Colo. Burial will be in Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont. Mrs. Dicker died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Life Care Center, Longmont.
World briefs
February 25, 2002
 Guerrillas abduct presidential candidate  Shipwreck off Gibraltar may hold old treasure
Langford’s huge three caps rally past NU
KU clinches Big 12 title thanks to clutch three-pointer by Langford
February 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore The first reaction was to celebrate, to jump up and down and pump his left fist in the air. “It felt so good,” freshman guard Keith Langford said after accepting a pass from Brett Ballard and swishing a game-winning three-pointer with 33 seconds left in top-ranked Kansas’ 88-87, Big 12 title-clinching victory over Nebraska on Sunday at Devaney Center.
World briefs
February 25, 2002
Guerrillas abduct presidential candidate Shipwreck off Gibraltar may hold old treasure
Financial experts offer advice on how to fill out forms
February 25, 2002
The fun part came months ago. You cashed the tax “rebate” check that landed in your mailbox. But now it’s tax-filing season and this supposedly simple rebate  a provision of last summer’s $1.35 trillion tax cut  already is the No. 1 error among early filers.
U.S. denies covert plot to rescue hostages
February 25, 2002
A visiting U.S. State Department official has offered assurances that American troops will not undertake any covert operation to rescue an American missionary couple held for nine months by the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf, a Philippine official said Sunday.