Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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Pentagon closes heavily criticized Office of Strategic Influence
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:02 p.m.) The Pentagon will close a new office that reportedly has proposed spreading false information abroad, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Out of war prisoners, no candidates emerge for military tribunals
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:08 a.m.) Of the nearly 500 prisoners from the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says it has found none that might be suitable for the new military tribunals.
U.S. security experts inspect tunnel under U.S. Embassy
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:51 a.m.) Security experts from the U.S. State Department joined Italian investigators Tuesday to inspect a tunnel running alongside the U.S. Embassy in Rome in connection with an Italian probe of a group of Moroccans suspected of planning a chemical attack.
House to study tuition waivers
February 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Daisy DeKnight’s testimony might make a difference. The Kansas University student’s testimony Monday helped persuade a legislative committee to take a second look at a plan to waive tuition for foster children seeking university or trade school training.
KU baseball canceled
February 26, 2002
Today’s scheduled Kansas-Creighton baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark has been canceled because of cold weather. KU is scheduled to play host to Northwestern this weekend.
UT women foe tonight for KU finale
February 26, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Marian Washington’s season from hell is in the homestretch. In 28 previous years as Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach, Washington had a handful of losing seasons, but nothing like this.
Basketball speeches on Cable 6
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s basketball postgame Senior Night speeches will be telecast on a delayed basis by Cable 6 at 5 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.
Poems from Young Poets Society
February 26, 2002
Gardening Kit Unity Burning Fire Pass Me By Silence
Births
February 26, 2002
Justin and Erica Gudenkauf, Tonganoxie, a girl, Sunday. Darrick and Tiffany Walker, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Local Briefs
February 26, 2002
FEMA officials in Lawrence to help with storm damage People seeking federal help with last month’s ice storm damage can get their questions answered again today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will set up a Mobile Disaster Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building No. 1, 21st and Harper streets. FEMA spokesman Jack Brandais said any resident or business who had uninsured or underinsured losses as a result of January’s ice storm can come to start the application process. Above, FEMA agent Diana Reagan helps a resident. Brandais said the agency already has accepted 65 applications for assistance and awarded $1,675 in grants to individuals who needed temporary shelter during the storm. FEMA officials also will be in Ottawa from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Annex Meeting Room, 1418 S. Main. Residents and businesses also can apply for assistance by calling (800) 621-FEMA. _________________________________ Charity: Community responds to plea for donations of bus passes The Community Drop-In Center asked for help. The residents of Lawrence obliged. The center has received 750 round-trip tickets for the city’s bus system since officials asked for the donations last week. The tickets should last about three months, according to Tami Clark, the center’s director. “It’s huge,” Clark said. “We have been so blessed by this community. We’ve been overwhelmed.” The center, which serves the poor and homeless of Lawrence, gives the tickets to its guests so they can get to job interviews and to jobs, before they receive their first paychecks. To donate bus tickets or volunteer at the center, contact Clark by mail at 214 W. 10th St., Lawrence 66044; or by phone at 832-8864. _________________________________ Crime: Police investigating threat found in school rest room Lawrence Police are investigating what they described as a vague threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Deerfield School. Police were called Friday to the school at 101 Lawrence Ave. after the message was found by a student. Police would not say whether it was the girls’ or boys’ bathroom. They said it was on a wall in a bathroom of a portable classroom. School officials said it was a sixth-grade classroom. No other details were released. _________________________________ Transportation: FAA grants ecological OK to airport runway extension The Federal Aviation Administration has given Lawrence Municipal Airport the environmental go-ahead to extend its main runway into nearby wetlands. The FAA ruled the extension has “no significant impact” on the surrounding environment. The runway will be lengthened by 700 feet to accommodate modern business jets 400 feet of that will be to the south, where it will run through 2.6 acres of wetlands. To offset that loss, the city will build new wetlands north of its Kaw River Treatment Plant, 720 W. Third St. Federal regulations call for mitigated wetlands to be 1.5 times larger than their lost predecessors. That means the city must create at least 3.9 acres of new wetlands. The FAA’s ruling means the city now submits its plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approval. The FAA report is available at the city manager’s office, Sixth and Massachusetts streets; Lawrence Municipal Airport, 2500 Airport Road; and at the FAA’s office, 901 Locust in Kansas City, Mo.
Arnold sparks Chargers, 70-61
February 26, 2002
Santa Fe Trail senior Janelle Arnold refused to let her Chargers lose. Arnold scored a game-high 22 points to lead the top-seeded Chargers to 70-61 victory over Wamego in the first round of the Abilene Class 4A sub-state girls basketball tournament on Monday at SFT.
Briefly
February 26, 2002
New Spade bags carry inspiring messages Race car driver wins in the fashion arena, too Knitting magazine hopes to find following
People
February 26, 2002
 Yesterdays with George  Boldly going where he’s been  A Valentine for Angell  Another Phoenix rising
Fuzzy vision
February 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Trying to build a project that Lawrence wants often is a moving target for developers. The Home Depot saga continues. Each time this project seems close to moving forward, new issues arise.
Kansas lacrosse goes 2-1
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s club lacrosse team won two of three games last weekend in a Northfield, Minn., tournament. Lindsey Johnson scored nine goals and Kristen Bloom recorded eight. Goalkeeper Amy Fortney had 18 saves in the two wins.
Horoscopes
February 26, 2002
Hamm services
February 26, 2002
Services for Leatrice E. Hamm, 61, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke’s A.M.E. Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hamm died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.
6Sports Video Reports: Eudora and Baldwin face off at the end of the season
February 26, 2002
Baldwin took apart the Eudora girls with a powerful showing.
Deal promises Arab acceptance, no Arafat
February 26, 2002
Israel said Monday it is exploring with interest a tentative Saudi proposal that calls for an Israeli pullout from virtually all the territories it occupied in the 1967 Middle East war in return for comprehensive peace.
People
February 26, 2002
Yesterdays with George Boldly going where he’s been A Valentine for Angell Another Phoenix rising
Nation Briefs
February 26, 2002
 United Nation: Talks with Iraq set to resume next month  Moldova: Language requirement in schools brings outcry  Canada: Suspect in slayings ‘shocked’ at charges  Nepal: Army strike kills 76 communist rebels
s poll
February 26, 2002
Texas Christian joined the AP women’s basketball poll for the first time Monday, coming in at No. 25. Connecticut remained a unanimous choice for No. 1 and is now within one victory of its third unbeaten regular season in eight years.
Pharmacist reaches plea deal
February 26, 2002
Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney has reached a plea agreement with the government on charges that he diluted chemotherapy drugs given to cancer patients, his attorney says. Courtney attorney Jean Paul Bradshaw would not say what type of plea Courtney would enter, but said that in “a case like this, it would be unusual for the government to agree to anything less than to a straight-out guilty plea.”
KU golfers in 10th place
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is in 10th place with 320 strokes after the first round of the 22-team Carolina Collegiate Classic on Monday at the Pinehurst Golf Course. Sophomore Jennifer Bawanan leads Kansas with a share of eighth place, shooting a one-round score of 75.
t keep pace with CNN, Fox
February 26, 2002
It’s a unique form of torture for a television executive. His network often had triple its usual audience the last two weeks, but MSNBC President Erik Sorenson couldn’t enjoy it. That’s because viewers were there to watch the Winter Olympics, not news. With the Olympics over this week, those extra viewers will disappear. Sorenson’s problems won’t.
Top 25 Roundup: Missouri stuns No. 12 OSU
February 26, 2002
Kareem Rush made up for one of his poorest shooting games of the season when he stepped to the free-throw line with 6.9 seconds to go. Rush was only 3-for-15 and scored 10 points, two above his season worst and 10 below his average, in Missouri’s 72-69 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State on Monday night.
Basketball speeches on Cable 6
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s basketball postgame Senior Night speeches will be telecast on a delayed basis by Cable 6 at 5 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.
Business Briefcase
February 26, 2002
 Former Enron CEO open for business  Economy: Sales of existing homes rise in record January  Earnings: Lowe’s beats estimates  American Express hires: IBM for computer services  Medicare: Kansas doctors face cuts
Soldier killed in training mix-up
February 26, 2002
A sheriff’s deputy shot two Fort Bragg soldiers who tried to disarm him because they thought he was taking part in their training exercise, officials said. One of the soldiers died.
Hamm services
February 26, 2002
British crown top movies of 2001
February 26, 2002
Epic fantasy reigned supreme at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, where “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” won five Baftas, including best film and best director for New Zealander Peter Jackson.
Boschee: ‘College goes by fast’
Jayhawks’ all-time three-point shooter to say farewell to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday
February 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee has been swishing three-pointers for Kansas University for a long, long time. “A lot of people probably think I’ve been here since Wilt Chamberlain was here,” quipped Boschee, KU’s four-year starter from Valley City, N.D.
Pre-Grammy concerts aim to benefit artists’ rights group
February 26, 2002
The Eagles, Billy Joel, No Doubt, the Dixie Chicks, Eddie Vedder and others are playing a series of benefit concerts the night before Wednesday’s Grammy Awards for a unique cause: each other.
KU baseball canceled
February 26, 2002
Today’s scheduled Kansas-Creighton baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark has been canceled because of cold weather. KU is scheduled to play host to Northwestern this weekend.
Briefly
February 26, 2002
 New Spade bags carry inspiring messages  Race car driver wins in the fashion arena, too  Knitting magazine hopes to find following
s campaign
February 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kathleen Sebelius kicked off her bid for governor Monday with a rally at a school cafeteria, but she wouldn’t say whether she supports a tax increase to help fix a record state budget shortfall that threatens serious cuts in education spending.
List of $3.2 million in school budget cuts, fee increases
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is concentrating on development of proposals that reduce spending or raise revenue in the district for the 2002-2003 budget year. Supt. Randy Weseman is urging the school board to create a blueprint that provides $5 million for reallocation to teacher salaries and benefits as well as top-priority programs. His motivation is a feeling that the 2002 Legislature won’t increase, and may deeply reduce, state funding to public school districts.
Politicians expanding TV presence
February 26, 2002
Once it was rare for Washington bigwigs to risk their dignity for laughs on TV talk shows. Now the Hollywood route is routine, safe even for talk about somber issues like terrorism.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 26, 2002
On Feb. 26, 1902, the Lawrence Journal commented on the killing of Ed Katherman by Juno B. Shane, local photographer, apparently without any provocation. The Journal observed “In the awful tragedy that was enacted on the street yesterday there are lessons that may be learned with profit. The officials have known of the irresponsible condition of the man for a long time, and whether that condition was the result of mental weakness or devilish spirit, makes no difference. He could have been restrained, and he should have been, long ago. His actions in the past have given ample reason for putting him where he would be harmless, for even if he could not be adjudged insane, he could, and should have been confined because of crimes accomplished and attempted.”
Local Briefs
February 26, 2002
 FEMA officials in Lawrence to help with storm damage People seeking federal help with last month’s ice storm damage can get their questions answered again today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will set up a Mobile Disaster Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building No. 1, 21st and Harper streets. FEMA spokesman Jack Brandais said any resident or business who had uninsured or underinsured losses as a result of January’s ice storm can come to start the application process. Above, FEMA agent Diana Reagan helps a resident. Brandais said the agency already has accepted 65 applications for assistance and awarded $1,675 in grants to individuals who needed temporary shelter during the storm. FEMA officials also will be in Ottawa from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Annex Meeting Room, 1418 S. Main. Residents and businesses also can apply for assistance by calling (800) 621-FEMA. _________________________________  Charity: Community responds to plea for donations of bus passes The Community Drop-In Center asked for help. The residents of Lawrence obliged. The center has received 750 round-trip tickets for the city’s bus system since officials asked for the donations last week. The tickets should last about three months, according to Tami Clark, the center’s director. “It’s huge,” Clark said. “We have been so blessed by this community. We’ve been overwhelmed.” The center, which serves the poor and homeless of Lawrence, gives the tickets to its guests so they can get to job interviews  and to jobs, before they receive their first paychecks. To donate bus tickets or volunteer at the center, contact Clark by mail at 214 W. 10th St., Lawrence 66044; or by phone at 832-8864. _________________________________  Crime: Police investigating threat found in school rest room Lawrence Police are investigating what they described as a vague threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Deerfield School. Police were called Friday to the school at 101 Lawrence Ave. after the message was found by a student. Police would not say whether it was the girls’ or boys’ bathroom. They said it was on a wall in a bathroom of a portable classroom. School officials said it was a sixth-grade classroom. No other details were released. _________________________________  Transportation: FAA grants ecological OK to airport runway extension The Federal Aviation Administration has given Lawrence Municipal Airport the environmental go-ahead to extend its main runway into nearby wetlands. The FAA ruled the extension has “no significant impact” on the surrounding environment. The runway will be lengthened by 700 feet to accommodate modern business jets  400 feet of that will be to the south, where it will run through 2.6 acres of wetlands. To offset that loss, the city will build new wetlands north of its Kaw River Treatment Plant, 720 W. Third St. Federal regulations call for mitigated wetlands to be 1.5 times larger than their lost predecessors. That means the city must create at least 3.9 acres of new wetlands. The FAA’s ruling means the city now submits its plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approval. The FAA report is available at the city manager’s office, Sixth and Massachusetts streets; Lawrence Municipal Airport, 2500 Airport Road; and at the FAA’s office, 901 Locust in Kansas City, Mo.
Sebelius kicks off governor’s campaign
February 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kathleen Sebelius kicked off her bid for governor Monday with a rally at a school cafeteria, but she wouldn’t say whether she supports a tax increase to help fix a record state budget shortfall that threatens serious cuts in education spending.
Politicians expanding TV presence
February 26, 2002
Once it was rare for Washington bigwigs to risk their dignity for laughs on TV talk shows. Now the Hollywood route is routine, safe even for talk about somber issues like terrorism.
Top 25 Roundup: Missouri stuns No. 12 OSU
February 26, 2002
Kareem Rush made up for one of his poorest shooting games of the season when he stepped to the free-throw line with 6.9 seconds to go. Rush was only 3-for-15 and scored 10 points, two above his season worst and 10 below his average, in Missouri’s 72-69 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State on Monday night.
6Sports Video Reports: Eudora and Baldwin face off at the end of the season
February 26, 2002
Baldwin took apart the Eudora girls with a powerful showing.
Powell, Jefferson similarities
February 26, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Press Syndicate Secretary of State Colin Powell is somewhat reminiscent of America’s first secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson. Like Jefferson, Powell is a man of the people. And, like Jefferson, he is at odds with his president.
Two Indians honored
February 26, 2002
Cassie Kelly and Charlotte Salabiye of Haskell Indian Nations University have earned honorable mention on the All-MCAC women’s basketball team.
Ani DiFranco at Liberty Hall, Lawrence Kansas 02/25/2001
February 26, 2002
By Michael Newman
Bulldogs advance to semis with 70-41 first-round win
February 26, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High senior Jodie Bacon wanted to make sure her final home game wouldn’t be decided in the final minutes. “We really wanted to come out and get a good start and keep the intensity up,” Bacon said following the Bulldogs’ 70-41 first-round Class 4A sub-state girls basketball victory over Eudora on Monday night at the BHS gym.
6News Video Reports: State budget cuts will bite into KU
February 26, 2002
KU’s officials are upset about the coming budget crunch.
Nation Briefs
February 26, 2002
 Los Angeles: Condit sees no reason not to seek re-election  Maryland: Crew members missing from sunken tugboat  Atlanta: Mentally ill inmate’s sentence commuted  St. Louis: Police arrest one inmate who escaped from jail
KDOT: Intersection fails whether or not Home Depot builds
February 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis The intersection of 31st and Iowa streets won’t fail because a Home Depot store is built there, a state transportation official said Monday night. That’s because the intersection is likely to be “overwhelmed” by more than 100,000 vehicles a day by 2025 whether or not Home Depot is built, the official said. That would probably require the construction of an interchange.
6Sports Video Reports: KU manages to beat Nebraska
February 26, 2002
Even though the Jayhawks gave up 18 three-point shots, they squeaked it out in the end.
Spears savors her first movie-star role
February 26, 2002
When Britney Spears walks on an arena stage to face 20,000 sets of adoring eyes and the dual sensory shock of having thousands of young female voices screaming her name at a decibel level that could wake the dead, accompanied by enough flashbulb-induced energy to light a Midwestern state, she says that only one thought comes to mind:
Out of war prisoners, no candidates emerge for military tribunals
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 10:08 a.m.) Of the nearly 500 prisoners from the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says it has found none that might be suitable for the new military tribunals.
Sound off
February 26, 2002
If the Kansas men’s basketball team makes it to the NCAA Final Four, can we watch it on the Mega-Vision board at Memorial Stadium? “It’s something we would explore,” said Richard Konzem, KU associate athletics director. “There might be some problems, but we would check into it.”
02 schedule
February 26, 2002
Kansas University could have its 2002 football schedule finalized by the end of the week. The Jayhawks are slated to open with back-to-back road games at Iowa State (Aug. 31) and UNLV (Sept. 7), but Kansas athletic director Al Bohl and football coach Mark Mangino have been trying to shuffle the schedule and possibly move one of those games to the end of the season.
Daily Ticker
February 26, 2002
Dow Industrials +177.56, 10,145.71
Survey: Firms optimistic about spring hiring
February 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan Lawrence companies are optimistic about their hiring plans heading into the spring, according to a new survey from Manpower Inc. Twenty percent of Lawrence companies surveyed said they intended to add to their payrolls in April, May and June, while 7 percent said they anticipated making cuts.
Democrats try tax tricks
February 26, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Democratic politicians know that when Republicans are successful in cutting taxes it generally provides a political boost to the GOP. That’s why they’re constantly looking for new ways to get our money without having to call a tax what they take from us and spend on their pet projects.
Domestic violence forum explores abuse issues
February 26, 2002
A public forum on domestic violence drew about 30 people to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium Monday night. Representatives of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Rape Victim Survivor Service and Women’s Transitional Care Services spoke about what their organizations did and answered questions from the audience.
Frank E. Dowdell Jr.
February 26, 2002
Memorial services for Frank E. Dowdell Jr., 58, Nicodemus, will be at 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street Baptist Church, Lawrence. Another memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Nicodemus. Private burial will be at a later date. Mr. Dowdell died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at his home near Nicodemus.
Edward E. Payne Jr.
February 26, 2002
Services for Edward E. Payne Jr., 37, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Payne died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at his home. He was a longtime Lawrence resident.
Lieberman must dance around Gore
February 26, 2002
By Ronald Brownstein Los Angeles Times Chewing over Internet policy with Silicon Valley techies at breakfast. A lunchtime speech to earnest environmentalists in San Francisco. Cocktail-hour mulling the new economy and foreign affairs with lawyers and businesspeople at a downtown Seattle office glistening with blond wood, modern art and funky African sculpture.
Soldier killed in training mix-up
February 26, 2002
A sheriff’s deputy shot two Fort Bragg soldiers who tried to disarm him because they thought he was taking part in their training exercise, officials said. One of the soldiers died.
Kansas lacrosse goes 2-1
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s club lacrosse team won two of three games last weekend in a Northfield, Minn., tournament. Lindsey Johnson scored nine goals and Kristen Bloom recorded eight. Goalkeeper Amy Fortney had 18 saves in the two wins.
Notes and quotes: Britney on Britney
February 26, 2002
Here are some thoughts by pop sensation Britney Spears:
On the street
February 26, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What is your favorite thing to do when the temperature drops?
List of profiles points to lab-worker loner
February 26, 2002
Months after anthrax-tainted letters killed five people and sickened more than a dozen, the FBI said Monday that its investigators do not have a prime suspect despite conducting hundreds of interviews.
Public pleads for mercy as board considers cuts
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Snow outside might have melted away Monday if heart-warming appeals about the Lawrence school board’s proposed budget adjustments had been broadcast outdoors. Dale Huffman, the father of an Lawrence High School student with cerebral palsy, spoke to the board about a proposal to cut at least $300,000 from special education. Â Extra online-only: Vote in the poll, see the list of cuts.
Briefly
February 26, 2002
 Pakistan: Suspects in reporter’s slaying ordered to remain in jai  Georgia: Families give blood samples to help identify corpsesl  Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court rejects appeal on Ten Commandments  California: Lower contract prices for energy pursued
Murder charge to be filed against neighbor
February 26, 2002
Investigators concluded Monday that a 7-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom more than three weeks ago is dead, and said they would bring murder charges against her neighbor.
GM, Sun news lifts markets
February 26, 2002
An upbeat outlook from General Motors and a ratings upgrade of Sun Microsystems gave Wall Street a burst of enthusiasm Monday, propelling stock prices sharply higher. A strong housing report also contributed to investors’ buoyant mood and helped the Dow industrials surge more than 170 points to their strongest close in six weeks.
Powell, Jefferson similarities
February 26, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Press Syndicate Secretary of State Colin Powell is somewhat reminiscent of America’s first secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson. Like Jefferson, Powell is a man of the people. And, like Jefferson, he is at odds with his president.
February 26, 2002
Another “Seinfeld” veteran strikes out on her own. After the embarrassing failures of “The Michael Richards Show” and Jason Alexander’s pathetic “Bob Patterson,” viewers can be forgiven if they avert their eyes.
Ani DiFranco thrills devoted, sellout crowd
Ani DiFranco at Liberty Hall, Lawrence, Kan. 02/25/2001
February 26, 2002
By Michael Newman
all-time three-point shooter to say farewell to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday
February 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee has been swishing three-pointers for Kansas University for a long, long time. “A lot of people probably think I’ve been here since Wilt Chamberlain was here,” quipped Boschee, KU’s four-year starter from Valley City, N.D.
Poems from Young Poets Society
February 26, 2002
 Gardening Kit  Unity  Burning Fire  Pass Me By  Silence
Pharmacist reaches plea deal
February 26, 2002
Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney has reached a plea agreement with the government on charges that he diluted chemotherapy drugs given to cancer patients, his attorney says. Courtney attorney Jean Paul Bradshaw would not say what type of plea Courtney would enter, but said that in “a case like this, it would be unusual for the government to agree to anything less than to a straight-out guilty plea.”
Missing girl declared dead
Murder charge to be filed against neighbor
February 26, 2002
Investigators concluded Monday that a 7-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom more than three weeks ago is dead, and said they would bring murder charges against her neighbor.
Graves backs Bush on federal highway funds
February 26, 2002
Several of the nation’s governors lobbed fiery criticism at President Bush’s proposal to cut highway construction spending by $8.5 billion next year, but not Kansas Gov. Bill Graves. Graves said Monday that Bush is only following the law, which ties transportation money to the amount raised by federal gasoline taxes.
Elaine finds life beyond ‘Seinfeld’
February 26, 2002
Another “Seinfeld” veteran strikes out on her own. After the embarrassing failures of “The Michael Richards Show” and Jason Alexander’s pathetic “Bob Patterson,” viewers can be forgiven if they avert their eyes.
To buy or lease?
Decision should be based on use, price
February 26, 2002
By Karen Palermo For many people, buying a new car is more about the how than it is about the what. Minivan or SUV? Easy. Chevy or Olds? No problem. Buy or lease? Well, that depends.
Business Briefcase
February 26, 2002
Former Enron CEO open for business Economy: Sales of existing homes rise in record January Earnings: Lowe’s beats estimates American Express hires: IBM for computer services Medicare: Kansas doctors face cuts
Pop diva does drama
Spears savors her first movie-star role
February 26, 2002
When Britney Spears walks on an arena stage to face 20,000 sets of adoring eyes and the dual sensory shock of having thousands of young female voices screaming her name at a decibel level that could wake the dead, accompanied by enough flashbulb-induced energy to light a Midwestern state, she says that only one thought comes to mind:
MSNBC left in ratings dust
Despite powerful backing, news network can’t keep pace with CNN, Fox
February 26, 2002
It’s a unique form of torture for a television executive. His network often had triple its usual audience the last two weeks, but MSNBC President Erik Sorenson couldn’t enjoy it. That’s because viewers were there to watch the Winter Olympics, not news. With the Olympics over this week, those extra viewers will disappear. Sorenson’s problems won’t.
West Wing’ creator criticizes President Bush, Tom Brokaw
February 26, 2002
The creator of NBC’s political drama “The West Wing” criticizes his own network’s anchorman, Tom Brokaw, and President Bush in published comments. Aaron Sorkin called Brokaw’s special, “The Bush White House: Inside the Real West Wing,” a “valentine” to George W. Bush.
HIV rate no longer offset by deaths
February 26, 2002
Doctors have been so successful in saving the lives of people with AIDS that the number of Americans with HIV is actually increasing again after holding steady for years and is now approaching 1 million, according to government estimates.
Saudi offer tantalizing to Israel
Deal promises Arab acceptance, no Arafat
February 26, 2002
Israel said Monday it is exploring with interest a tentative Saudi proposal that calls for an Israeli pullout from virtually all the territories it occupied in the 1967 Middle East war in return for comprehensive peace.
Two Indians honored
February 26, 2002
Cassie Kelly and Charlotte Salabiye of Haskell Indian Nations University have earned honorable mention on the All-MCAC women’s basketball team.
Nation Briefs
February 26, 2002
United Nation: Talks with Iraq set to resume next month Moldova: Language requirement in schools brings outcry Canada: Suspect in slayings ‘shocked’ at charges Nepal: Army strike kills 76 communist rebels
Nation Briefs
February 26, 2002
Los Angeles: Condit sees no reason not to seek re-election Maryland: Crew members missing from sunken tugboat Atlanta: Mentally ill inmate’s sentence commuted St. Louis: Police arrest one inmate who escaped from jail
Decision should be based on use, price
February 26, 2002
By Karen Palermo For many people, buying a new car is more about the how than it is about the what. Minivan or SUV? Easy. Chevy or Olds? No problem. Buy or lease? Well, that depends.
groups voice opposition to proposal to license naturopathy
February 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Associations representing medical and osteopathic doctors Monday voiced opposition to the licensing of naturopathic physicians. Jerry Slaughter, executive director of the Kansas Medical Society, said proposed licensing legislation failed to clearly state what naturopaths would be allowed to do.
2002-03 calendar approved
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday approved a 2002-2003 academic calendar that makes no significant change from this year’s version. By unanimous vote, the board set a calendar with classes starting Aug. 14 and ending May 23.
Horoscopes
February 26, 2002
For Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002: those with birthdays today: Insights occur when you relax. Frequently, you even surprise yourself with what you see and visualize. You take strong actions around funds, making money and spending your hard-earned buck. If you are single, you will seem to have a magical ability to magnetize others. You’re likely to find Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, your relationship will hit one of those special life peaks. Togetherness and intimacy grow as you venture off.
Area Briefs
February 26, 2002
Township firefighter injured fighting rural shed fire DeSoto teen-agers injured in one-vehicle accident Pigs reported missing at farm
In the Halls
February 26, 2002
In the Halls
February 26, 2002
This week’s question asked at Southwest Junior High School: What have you learned about Langston Hughes during his 100th birthday celebration?
Funds diverted from athletes
February 26, 2002
More than $285,000 that was supposed to go to Massachusetts Olympic athletes instead went to the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to a state audit. Bay State taxpayers paid $285,785 between 1994 and 2000 to the Massachusetts U.S. Olympic Fund, which is supposed to benefit athletes in training from Massachusetts, auditor Joseph DeNucci said Monday.
Young Poets Society contest winners put thoughts to paper
February 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Kelly Forsyth, a 14-year-old student at South Junior High School, remembers what she was doing when her teacher told her about the Young Poets Society writing contest sponsored by 6News to mark the 100th birthday of poet Langston Hughes.
UT women foe tonight for KU finale
February 26, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Marian Washington’s season from hell is in the homestretch. In 28 previous years as Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach, Washington had a handful of losing seasons, but nothing like this.
80
February 26, 2002
Canada’s 5-2 victory over the United States for the gold medal Sunday was the highest-rated hockey game  Olympics or NHL  on U.S. TV since the 1980 Lake Placid Games.
Commodities
February 26, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.09. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.09. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.68; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.77; soybeans, $4.09. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.11. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.14. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.65; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.11. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.82; soybeans, $4.14.
House OKs no-call bill, ag contracting measure
February 26, 2002
A bill to both help consumers avoid telemarketers and give farmers protection in contracts with large agribusinesses won narrow House approval Monday. The 65-53 vote sent the legislation to the Senate. Supporters had only two votes more than the number needed to pass a bill in the 125-member House.
Zimbabwe opposition leader charged with treason
February 26, 2002
Just days before the presidential vote, the main challenger to President Robert Mugabe was charged Monday with the capital offense of treason for allegedly plotting to assassinate the Zimbabwe leader.
House to study tuition waivers
February 26, 2002
By Dave Ranney Daisy DeKnight’s testimony might make a difference. The Kansas University student’s testimony Monday helped persuade a legislative committee to take a second look at a plan to waive tuition for foster children seeking university or trade school training.
Murray
February 26, 2002
Socorro, N.M. Â Graveside services for Gladys “Sally” Murray, 87, Socorro, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Socorro Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Murray died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Socorro. She had moved to Socorro from Lawrence, Kan., in 1971.
Equine group seeks volunteers
February 26, 2002
Agency: Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence Address: P.O. Box 1458, Lawrence, 66044
rights group
February 26, 2002
The Eagles, Billy Joel, No Doubt, the Dixie Chicks, Eddie Vedder and others are playing a series of benefit concerts the night before Wednesday’s Grammy Awards for a unique cause: each other.
creator criticizes President Bush, Tom Brokaw
February 26, 2002
The creator of NBC’s political drama “The West Wing” criticizes his own network’s anchorman, Tom Brokaw, and President Bush in published comments. Aaron Sorkin called Brokaw’s special, “The Bush White House: Inside the Real West Wing,” a “valentine” to George W. Bush.
Latest Alanis Morissette album more wearisome than thought-provoking
February 26, 2002
Confession is good for the soul, and it’s often good for singer-songwriters. In her 1995 “Jagged Little Pill,” Alanis Morissette established herself at age 21 as one of the most absorbing pop arrivals in years by digging deep inside to share memories that were, by turns, raw, painful and cleansing.
Arena to celebrate anniversary
February 26, 2002
By Bill Snead In 1957 seeing Kansas University coaching legend Phog Allen in the stands watching a KU basketball game was akin to catching your old Aunt Pauline dancing in the kitchen with a broom.
Graves backs Bush on federal highway funds
February 26, 2002
Several of the nation’s governors lobbed fiery criticism at President Bush’s proposal to cut highway construction spending by $8.5 billion next year, but not Kansas Gov. Bill Graves. Graves said Monday that Bush is only following the law, which ties transportation money to the amount raised by federal gasoline taxes.
British crown top movies of 2001
February 26, 2002
Epic fantasy reigned supreme at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, where “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” won five Baftas, including best film and best director for New Zealander Peter Jackson.
NBC could cash in on ratings from Olympics
February 26, 2002
The TV ratings for the Salt Lake City Olympics were comparable to those for the last Winter Games staged in North America. With a whopping 22.3 for Sunday’s closing ceremony  tying the women’s figure skating short program for the third-highest rating of the 17 nights  NBC finished with a 19.2 prime-time average.
Ottawa girls cruise in opener
February 26, 2002
By Levi Chronister After a narrow two-point victory over Kansas City Ward last Friday, Ottawa High girls’ basketball coach Cliff McCullough wasn’t sure what to tell his team about Monday’s first-round Class 4A sub-state game against Louisburg.
Pentagon closes heavily criticized Office of Strategic Influence
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 2:02 p.m.) The Pentagon will close a new office that reportedly has proposed spreading false information abroad, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
U.S. security experts inspect tunnel under U.S. Embassy
February 26, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:51 a.m.) Security experts from the U.S. State Department joined Italian investigators Tuesday to inspect a tunnel running alongside the U.S. Embassy in Rome in connection with an Italian probe of a group of Moroccans suspected of planning a chemical attack.
Late-start schedule gets nod of approval
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board agreed Monday the district should play catch-up by implementing a late-start program at the high schools.
KU seeks official to oversee campus information services
February 26, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Four candidates for the associate vice chancellor of information services will visit Kansas University during the next three weeks. Glen Thurman, administrative assistant for Academic Computing Services, said the university conducted a nationwide search for the new position.
HIV rate no longer offset by deaths
February 26, 2002
Doctors have been so successful in saving the lives of people with AIDS that the number of Americans with HIV is actually increasing again after holding steady for years and is now approaching 1 million, according to government estimates.
February 26, 2002
The House gave first-round approval Monday to a bill that redraws the state’s 40 Senate districts  and puts Gov. Bill Graves in a serious political bind. There was no debate on the bill, which advanced on a voice vote. Final House action was set for Tuesday, and leaders expect the measure to go to Graves.
Fuzzy vision
February 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Trying to build a project that Lawrence wants often is a moving target for developers. The Home Depot saga continues. Each time this project seems close to moving forward, new issues arise.
Equine group seeks volunteers
February 26, 2002
Agency: Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence Address: P.O. Box 1458, Lawrence, 66044
Lieberman must dance around Gore
February 26, 2002
By Ronald Brownstein Los Angeles Times Chewing over Internet policy with Silicon Valley techies at breakfast. A lunchtime speech to earnest environmentalists in San Francisco. Cocktail-hour mulling the new economy and foreign affairs with lawyers and businesspeople at a downtown Seattle office glistening with blond wood, modern art and funky African sculpture.
Seeking help
February 26, 2002
Matter of fact
February 26, 2002
Gladys ‘ Sally’ Murray
February 26, 2002
Democrats try tax tricks
February 26, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Democratic politicians know that when Republicans are successful in cutting taxes it generally provides a political boost to the GOP. That’s why they’re constantly looking for new ways to get our money without having to call a tax what they take from us and spend on their pet projects.
True to team
February 26, 2002
List of $3.2 million in school budget cuts, fee increases
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board is concentrating on development of proposals that reduce spending or raise revenue in the district for the 2002-2003 budget year. Supt. Randy Weseman is urging the school board to create a blueprint that provides $5 million for reallocation to teacher salaries and benefits as well as top-priority programs. His motivation is a feeling that the 2002 Legislature won’t increase, and may deeply reduce, state funding to public school districts.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 26, 2002
Domestic violence forum explores abuse issues
February 26, 2002
A public forum on domestic violence drew about 30 people to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium Monday night. Representatives of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Rape Victim Survivor Service and Women’s Transitional Care Services spoke about what their organizations did and answered questions from the audience.
Edward E. Payne Jr.
February 26, 2002
Vera Rose Stencel
February 26, 2002
Frank E. Dowdell Jr.
February 26, 2002
Patricia Ann Land
February 26, 2002
Baldwin blasts Cards
Bulldogs advance to semis with 70-41 first-round win
February 26, 2002
Michael Sudhalter Baldwin High senior Jodie Bacon wanted to make sure her final home game wouldn’t be decided in the final minutes. “We really wanted to come out and get a good start and keep the intensity up,” Bacon said following the Bulldogs’ 70-41 first-round Class 4A sub-state girls basketball victory over Eudora on Monday night at the BHS gym.
NBC could cash in on ratings from Olympics
February 26, 2002
The TV ratings for the Salt Lake City Olympics were comparable to those for the last Winter Games staged in North America. With a whopping 22.3 for Sunday’s closing ceremony tying the women’s figure skating short program for the third-highest rating of the 17 nights NBC finished with a 19.2 prime-time average.
Zimbabwe opposition leader charged with treason
February 26, 2002
Just days before the presidential vote, the main challenger to President Robert Mugabe was charged Monday with the capital offense of treason for allegedly plotting to assassinate the Zimbabwe leader.
House OKs no-call bill, ag contracting measure
February 26, 2002
A bill to both help consumers avoid telemarketers and give farmers protection in contracts with large agribusinesses won narrow House approval Monday. The 65-53 vote sent the legislation to the Senate. Supporters had only two votes more than the number needed to pass a bill in the 125-member House.
Senate redistricting plan passes House
State remapping puts Kansas governor in ‘tough situation’
February 26, 2002
The House gave first-round approval Monday to a bill that redraws the state’s 40 Senate districts and puts Gov. Bill Graves in a serious political bind. There was no debate on the bill, which advanced on a voice vote. Final House action was set for Tuesday, and leaders expect the measure to go to Graves.
Physicians’ groups voice opposition to proposal to license naturopathy
February 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Associations representing medical and osteopathic doctors Monday voiced opposition to the licensing of naturopathic physicians. Jerry Slaughter, executive director of the Kansas Medical Society, said proposed licensing legislation failed to clearly state what naturopaths would be allowed to do.
Latest Alanis Morissette album more wearisome than thought-provoking
February 26, 2002
Confession is good for the soul, and it’s often good for singer-songwriters. In her 1995 “Jagged Little Pill,” Alanis Morissette established herself at age 21 as one of the most absorbing pop arrivals in years by digging deep inside to share memories that were, by turns, raw, painful and cleansing.
Survey: Firms optimistic about spring hiring
February 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan Lawrence companies are optimistic about their hiring plans heading into the spring, according to a new survey from Manpower Inc. Twenty percent of Lawrence companies surveyed said they intended to add to their payrolls in April, May and June, while 7 percent said they anticipated making cuts.
GM, Sun news lifts markets
February 26, 2002
An upbeat outlook from General Motors and a ratings upgrade of Sun Microsystems gave Wall Street a burst of enthusiasm Monday, propelling stock prices sharply higher. A strong housing report also contributed to investors’ buoyant mood and helped the Dow industrials surge more than 170 points to their strongest close in six weeks.
Inspiring words
Young Poets Society contest winners put thoughts to paper
February 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Kelly Forsyth, a 14-year-old student at South Junior High School, remembers what she was doing when her teacher told her about the Young Poets Society writing contest sponsored by 6News to mark the 100th birthday of poet Langston Hughes.
Notes and quotes: Britney on Britney
February 26, 2002
Here are some thoughts by pop sensation Britney Spears:
KU close to final ‘02 schedule
February 26, 2002
Kansas University could have its 2002 football schedule finalized by the end of the week. The Jayhawks are slated to open with back-to-back road games at Iowa State (Aug. 31) and UNLV (Sept. 7), but Kansas athletic director Al Bohl and football coach Mark Mangino have been trying to shuffle the schedule and possibly move one of those games to the end of the season.
Funds diverted from athletes
February 26, 2002
More than $285,000 that was supposed to go to Massachusetts Olympic athletes instead went to the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to a state audit. Bay State taxpayers paid $285,785 between 1994 and 2000 to the Massachusetts U.S. Olympic Fund, which is supposed to benefit athletes in training from Massachusetts, auditor Joseph DeNucci said Monday.
Hockey ratings best since ‘80
February 26, 2002
Canada’s 5-2 victory over the United States for the gold medal Sunday was the highest-rated hockey game Olympics or NHL on U.S. TV since the 1980 Lake Placid Games.
TCU debuts in women’s poll
February 26, 2002
Texas Christian joined the AP women’s basketball poll for the first time Monday, coming in at No. 25. Connecticut remained a unanimous choice for No. 1 and is now within one victory of its third unbeaten regular season in eight years.
Public pleads for mercy as board considers cuts
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Snow outside might have melted away Monday if heart-warming appeals about the Lawrence school board’s proposed budget adjustments had been broadcast outdoors. Dale Huffman, the father of an Lawrence High School student with cerebral palsy, spoke to the board about a proposal to cut at least $300,000 from special education. Extra online-only: Vote in the poll, see the list of cuts.
KDOT: Intersection fails whether or not Home Depot builds
February 26, 2002
By Joel Mathis The intersection of 31st and Iowa streets won’t fail because a Home Depot store is built there, a state transportation official said Monday night. That’s because the intersection is likely to be “overwhelmed” by more than 100,000 vehicles a day by 2025 whether or not Home Depot is built, the official said. That would probably require the construction of an interchange.
FBI updates anthrax probe
List of profiles points to lab-worker loner
February 26, 2002
Months after anthrax-tainted letters killed five people and sickened more than a dozen, the FBI said Monday that its investigators do not have a prime suspect despite conducting hundreds of interviews.
2002-03 calendar approved
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday approved a 2002-2003 academic calendar that makes no significant change from this year’s version. By unanimous vote, the board set a calendar with classes starting Aug. 14 and ending May 23.
Late-start schedule gets nod of approval
February 26, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board agreed Monday the district should play catch-up by implementing a late-start program at the high schools.
Ottawa girls cruise in opener
February 26, 2002
By Levi Chronister After a narrow two-point victory over Kansas City Ward last Friday, Ottawa High girls’ basketball coach Cliff McCullough wasn’t sure what to tell his team about Monday’s first-round Class 4A sub-state game against Louisburg.
Arnold sparks Chargers, 70-61
February 26, 2002
Santa Fe Trail senior Janelle Arnold refused to let her Chargers lose. Arnold scored a game-high 22 points to lead the top-seeded Chargers to 70-61 victory over Wamego in the first round of the Abilene Class 4A sub-state girls basketball tournament on Monday at SFT.
Daily Ticker
February 26, 2002
Area Briefs
February 26, 2002
 Township firefighter injured fighting rural shed fire  DeSoto teen-agers injured in one-vehicle accident  Pigs reported missing at farm
Briefly
February 26, 2002
Pakistan: Suspects in reporter’s slaying ordered to remain in jai Georgia: Families give blood samples to help identify corpsesl Washington, D.C.: Supreme Court rejects appeal on Ten Commandments California: Lower contract prices for energy pursued
Matter of fact
February 26, 2002
To the editor: In response to the letter from Barry Nall, (Saturday, Feb. 23), what is your source regarding the Clinton administration’s knowledge of bin Laden’s whereabouts for eight years? Without revealing your sources, your statement is without merit.
On the record
February 26, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
February 26, 2002
Patricia Ann Land
February 26, 2002
McAlester, Okla. Â Services for Patricia Ann Land, 54, Krebs, Okla., will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop Chapel of Memories, McAlester. Cremation is planned. Ms. Land died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at her home.
Seeking help
February 26, 2002
To the editor: I was very interested in your Feb. 18 editorial. While I am not a boxing fan, I have read and heard of Mike Tyson’s violent misadventures.
True to team
February 26, 2002
To the editor: I just got done listening to the KU vs. Iowa State women’s basketball game. KU lost. They have yet to win a conference game, and a lot of people are losing hope, but they have no reason to. I have had the gracious privilege of knowing Coach Washington and her coaching staff, and I can’t think of any better four people to go and coach the KU women’s team.
Vera Rose Stencel
February 26, 2002
Vinland  Services for Vera Rose Stencel, 69, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vinland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Vinland Cemetery. Mrs. Stencel died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
6News Video Reports: State budget cuts will bite into KU
February 26, 2002
KU’s officials are upset about the coming budget crunch.
KU seeks official to oversee campus information services
February 26, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Four candidates for the associate vice chancellor of information services will visit Kansas University during the next three weeks. Glen Thurman, administrative assistant for Academic Computing Services, said the university conducted a nationwide search for the new position.
KU golfers in 10th place
February 26, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is in 10th place with 320 strokes after the first round of the 22-team Carolina Collegiate Classic on Monday at the Pinehurst Golf Course. Sophomore Jennifer Bawanan leads Kansas with a share of eighth place, shooting a one-round score of 75.
Arena to celebrate anniversary
February 26, 2002
By Bill Snead In 1957 seeing Kansas University coaching legend Phog Allen in the stands watching a KU basketball game was akin to catching your old Aunt Pauline dancing in the kitchen with a broom.