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World Online report: Kansas seniors roll, 103-68
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:22 p.m.) All six seniors tried to take the court for the start of the game. The referee made one of them leave, and Todd Kappleman had to take a seat. For the first time this year the Kansas Jayhawks had a different starting lineup. Jeff Carey, Chris Zerbe, Lewis Harrison, Brett Ballard and Jeff Boschee took the opening tip and ran out to a 10-to-0 lead.
State Department offers $5 million reward in Pearl case
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:26 p.m.) The State Department said Wednesday it is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Senate passes anti-profiteering bill
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:04 p.m.) An anti-profiteering bill prompted by price spikes for gasoline last Sept. 11 won Senate approval Wednesday over the objections of senators who prefer leaving the marketplace alone.
Woman injured in two-vehicle accident
February 27, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:46 a.m.) A woman was taken by ambulance Wednesday morning to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a truck with a trailer and a car collided, Lawrence Police said.
U.S. soldiers could help train Georgian anti-terrorism troops
February 27, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:22 p.m.) Hundreds of U.S. troops could be sent to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to help train its military to fight guerrillas linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
On the record
February 27, 2002
On the record
February 27, 2002
Law enforcement report Injury accidents
On city property?
February 27, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Activity at a nightspot housed in a city-owned building east of City Hall raises some questions that may deserve the attention of local officials. As a landlord, it might be wise for the city of Lawrence to do a bit more monitoring of how one of its properties is being used.
Grammys: amnesia awards
February 27, 2002
Can it really be time for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (7 p.m., CBS)? It sure doesn’t seem like a whole year since the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. Remember last year’s stink about Eminem’s nomination? Remember Eminem? Of course you don’t.
Fun at games
February 27, 2002
To the editor: Bet you dollars to donuts the artist who drew the editorial cartoon about the Olympics has not been there!
FSHS wrestler picked
February 27, 2002
Free State High senior Justin Stevens, Class 6A state runner-up at 189 pounds, has been selected to wrestle at the 10th annual Metro Classic wrestling dual on March 5 at Kansas City (Kan.) CC.
City Commission Briefs
February 27, 2002
City to seek help forming patrol unit City, Home Depot tally intersection costs President’s presence at conference urged
City Commission Briefs
February 27, 2002
 City to seek help forming patrol unit  City, Home Depot tally intersection costs  President’s presence at conference urged
Church, state
February 27, 2002
To the editor: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” How many people recognized that statement as belonging to the First Amendment to our Constitution? It would have been easier, perhaps, if I had said “Congress shall make no law infringing upon the separation of church and state.” Just about everyone could easily identify that with the Constitution. The problem is that the first statement really is in the Constitution and the second is not. In fact, the phrase “separation of church and state” is nowhere in any of the founding documents or in any law. Yet, how often do we hear this spoken of as if it were law?
Briefcase
February 27, 2002
 Europe bids farewell to national currencies  eBay: Online auction powerhouse calling it quits in Japan  Economy: Consumer confidence falls  Court: Former J.C. Nichols CFO gets probation after plea  Securities: Treasury auction rates rise
Area Briefs
February 27, 2002
Septic waste issue remains unresolved 3rd District candidate opens campaign office
Nation Briefs
February 27, 2002
Georgia: More charges filed in crematory case Virginia: Drugstore group plans prescription network Wisconsin: Priest sentenced for sexual assault Washington, D.C.: Processed meats linked to type of diabetes
Nation Briefs
February 27, 2002
 Georgia: More charges filed in crematory case  Virginia: Drugstore group plans prescription network  Wisconsin: Priest sentenced for sexual assault  Washington, D.C.: Processed meats linked to type of diabetes
Nation Briefs
February 27, 2002
San Diego: Missing girl’s neighbor charged with murder Washington, D.C.: U.S. citizens cautioned on travel to Liberia Missouri: Three plead guilty in deaths of tigers New York City: 73 bikers charged after fatal brawl
East Carolina stuns No. 9 Marquette
February 27, 2002
Travis Holcomb-Faye scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and East Carolina pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball season Tuesday night, holding No. 9 Marquette to six points over the final 121/2 minutes to stun the Golden Eagles 51-46.
Texas trips Texas Tech
February 27, 2002
Texas has been through the Big 12 tournament enough times to know what’s at stake late in the regular season: a first-round bye that no tournament champion has done without.
Knee surgery clouds Jordan’s future
February 27, 2002
Hobbled throughout his comeback by a painful right knee injury, Michael Jordan is taking a break to have arthroscopic surgery. Jordan was placed on the injured list Tuesday for only the second time in his career. He will have to miss at least five games, starting tonight at home against Portland.
Senior sendoff tonight
Kansas State will be final home opponent for six Jayhawks
February 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Female fans have been known to shriek when Kansas senior Chris Zerbe prepares to enter a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. “My friends tell me, ‘Pay attention when you go in.’ I’ll go to the scorer’s table and later it’s, ‘Aw, I didn’t listen. I forgot to listen,”’ said Zerbe, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5, 235-pound heartthrob from Andover.
NBA Roundup: Lakers’ O’Neal, Bryant burn Bucks
February 27, 2002
Life is good on the road these days for the Los Angeles Lakers. It’ll be even better if they can win one more. Shaquille O’Neal scored 28 points and Kobe Bryant added 27 as the Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-89 Tuesday, extending their record to 4-0 on their five-game road trip which ends Wednesday in Minnesota.
Analyst Williams off air
Former NBA All-Star to focus on fighting charges
February 27, 2002
Jayson Williams is out for now as an NBA analyst for NBC Sports. The former NBA All-Star has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a limousine driver. Williams surrendered to authorities Monday and is free on $250,000 bail.
P-L’s Wilson nets 1,000
February 27, 2002
Perry-Lecompton junior Shannon Wilson reached 1,000 points for her high school career on Monday, when she scored 13 points in a Class 4A sub-state loss to Lansing.
February’s weather anything but predictable
February 27, 2002
PlayStation 2 offers Britney video game
February 27, 2002
No chance of a date with Britney Spears? There’s always “the next best thing. Adding to her millions, the 20-year-old will soon star in “Britney’s Dance Beat,” a video game that features a virtual 3-D likeness of the pop princess.
Common law marriages in lawmakers’ focus
February 27, 2002
Common law marriages among minors would be banned under a bill that won first-round House approval Tuesday, while the Senate advanced a measure to abolish such arrangements altogether.
Greenspan’s future draws attention on Wall St.
February 27, 2002
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan goes before Congress today to deliver the Fed’s new economic forecast, investors will be listening for hints about his own future as well as the economy’s.
NBC’s Conan O’Brien signs for four more years
February 27, 2002
NBC has extended “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien’s contract for four more years in a deal that reportedly doubles his salary to nearly $8 million a year. It was more sweet vindication for O’Brien, who was almost fired after his disastrous start replacing David Letterman in 1993 but has since come to dominate his late-night time slot.
Prosecutor eyes county for blood hoax victims
February 27, 2002
By Mike Belt A bizarre, blood-drawing hoax allegedly perpetrated by a Kansas University Pharmacy School graduate may include victims in Douglas County. Corey Penner, 29, Newton, is charged in Harvey County with drawing blood from women for a nonexistent Kansas City-area doctor.
Senate map wins House’s approval
February 27, 2002
The House kept a promise Tuesday, quickly approving a Senate redistricting map without changes and sending it to Gov. Bill Graves. By tradition, each chamber of the Legislature approves the other’s redistricting plan without amendment.
House OKs Hall of Fame ticket charge
February 27, 2002
A bill intended to prevent the closing of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Abilene won House approval Tuesday. The measure, sent to the Senate on a 66-55 vote, would raise an estimated $132,000 and $220,000 a year through surcharges on tickets for some athletic events at the state’s public universities.
Special forces to change training procedure
Soldiers got unexpected dose of reality with fatal shooting during ‘game’
February 27, 2002
Army officials said Tuesday they have adopted new procedures in Green Beret training in the wake of a training accident in which a soldier was shot to death by a deputy who was unaware of the drill.
Psychologist testifies mother legally insane when children drowned
February 27, 2002
Andrea Yates was legally insane when she drowned her five children in the family bathtub last June, a psychologist testified Tuesday at her capital murder trial. Dr. George Ringholz, a neuropsychologist from Baylor College of Medicine, said he reached that conclusion after studying her medical and family history and tests he conducted on the 37-year-old woman.
New AIDS vaccine shows promise
February 27, 2002
The first preliminary human testing of a highly anticipated new kind of AIDS vaccine offers tantalizing hints it may ultimately protect against the killer virus. The study of Merck & Co.’s experimental vaccine is perhaps the most closely watched experiment in all of AIDS research.
Coffee grounds for group’s protests
February 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Coffee production may not seem as fiery a topic as the Vietnam War and racial discrimination were in the 1960s and 1970s. But coffee specifically, paying coffee-growers acceptable wages is providing ammunition for one of the most persistent advocacy campaigns this year at Kansas University.
Re-enactment ban sparks debate
State Historical Society comes under fire for prohibition at its properties
February 27, 2002
This might have been “Bleeding Kansas” in the 19th century, but visitors to properties managed by the Kansas State Historical Society won’t see any blood. The historical society recently banned re-enactments of war or violence at properties it manages, and some state historians aren’t pleased.
Proposal reduces Arctic drilling
February 27, 2002
The Bush administration is floating a proposal to reduce the amount of land that would be opened for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, hoping to sway some senators to favor the drilling.
Student charged in battery on mascots
February 27, 2002
A dare from friends led a Hutchinson Community College student to tackle two costumed mascots after a basketball game, police said. Nathaniel Winston, 18, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery and is free on $1,000 bond pending an appearance Friday in Municipal Court.
Church, state
February 27, 2002
Fun at games
February 27, 2002
Cut the waiting with cutlets
February 27, 2002
These quickly fried “Russian-style” chicken cutlets are a tasty main dish you can have on the table in short order less than a half-hour. One of the advantages of this simple recipe is that it includes a little butter and cream to keep the meat moist.
Students plan protest for their share of funds
February 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Kansas legislators beware: Summer Draney and Supriya Ghorpade are angry and headed your way. These Lawrence eighth-graders said Tuesday they’re among nearly 100 Southwest Junior High School students willing to rally on the Capitol steps to protest what they see as inadequate state funding of public education. Extra online-only: Join the online budget cuts discussion.
Meth lab crackdowns up for KBI
Director, in annual report to lawmakers, notes rise in computer crimes
February 27, 2002
As the number of laboratories producing methamphetamine in Kansas continued to increase in 2001, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation devoted more resources to shutting down the labs and prosecuting their operators.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ curries spicy flavor
February 27, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” adds some spice this week with “Curry: Blending your own masala for three aromatic recipes.” Host Jayni Carey will share the recipe for curry powder below and prepare several recipes featuring the homemade spice mix.
Web site keeps an eye on foods we’re searching for
February 27, 2002
The recipes we need the most? Chicken. The diet plan that most tempts us? Weight Watchers. The fruit we need the most information about? Cranberries. The spice that most intrigues us? Ginger.
A heritage hunt: Welsh recipes rare commodity
February 27, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Every year when I see March 1, the Feast of St. David, looming on the calendar, the Gwyneth in my blood gets the best of me and I momentarily remember that I am Welsh. More accurately, one-quarter of my ancestry traces to Wales, with the balance being the assimilated mishmash that is typical of people whose forebears emigrated from Western Europe and Britain.
Senate panel’s action ‘shocks’ family
Praeger comes under criticism as bill retroactively protecting medical center is upheld
February 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Senate committee Tuesday rejected a measure sought by a Haysville couple who asked for repeal of a retroactive law they said will limit the damages they can recover for their severely handicapped daughter.
Computer chips for humans a new form of ID
Company to seek government approval for use; privacy advocates concerned
February 27, 2002
A Florida technology company is poised to ask the government for permission to market a first-ever computer ID chip that could be embedded beneath a person’s skin. For airports, nuclear power plants and other high security facilities, the immediate benefits could be a closer-to-foolproof security system.
Friends and neighbors
February 27, 2002
A baby squirrel makes a sudden appearance at the home of Evan and Edie Williams, Lawrence. The Williams’ cat Sacha brought the squirrel into their home, slightly injured. The couple took the squirrel to Wildcare in Eudora, where it was nursed back to health and released. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
February 27, 2002
On Feb. 27, 1902, the Lawrence Journal told of efforts underway to reduce professionalism in college athletics. The Journal said, “The discussion that has been going on for several weeks between the University of Kansas and the other educational institutions of the state to reduce professionalism in college athletics to a minimum under the Topeka conference rules has brought matters to a satisfactory basis, and the university has got just what it was after. Instead of the wide open possibilities for professionalism that the rules allowed, the present arrangement will bar all professionalism except the milder offenses connected with ‘summer baseball,’ and all who have received a salary in that sport will be barred from college teams. The next work of the conference will be to enlist the active co-operation of all the colleges in the state in this line, and indications point to an early accomplishment of that end.”
s legislative action
February 27, 2002
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature:
Briefly
February 27, 2002
 New York City: 1993 WTC attack recalled  Washington, D.C.: National Guard troops to patrol Canada border  Virginia: Charities see a rebound  Washington, D.C.: Secret Service lost document for Cheney during Olympics
focus
February 27, 2002
Common law marriages among minors would be banned under a bill that won first-round House approval Tuesday, while the Senate advanced a measure to abolish such arrangements altogether.
KU symposium to include a variety of undergraduate research
February 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck When terrorists killed thousands on the East Coast last September, Christopher Blunk took out his video camera and began filming. The Kansas University sophomore chronicled the reactions of his fellow students for the two weeks after the terrorist attacks.
Senate passes anti-profiteering bill
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:04 p.m.) An anti-profiteering bill prompted by price spikes for gasoline last Sept. 11 won Senate approval Wednesday over the objections of senators who prefer leaving the marketplace alone.
World Online report: Kansas seniors roll, 103-68
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 9:22 p.m.) All six seniors tried to take the court for the start of the game. The referee made one of them leave, and Todd Kappleman had to take a seat. For the first time this year the Kansas Jayhawks had a different starting lineup. Jeff Carey, Chris Zerbe, Lewis Harrison, Brett Ballard and Jeff Boschee took the opening tip and ran out to a 10-to-0 lead.
East Carolina stuns No. 9 Marquette
February 27, 2002
Travis Holcomb-Faye scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and East Carolina pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball season Tuesday night, holding No. 9 Marquette to six points over the final 121/2 minutes to stun the Golden Eagles 51-46.
On city property?
February 27, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Activity at a nightspot housed in a city-owned building east of City Hall raises some questions that may deserve the attention of local officials. As a landlord, it might be wise for the city of Lawrence to do a bit more monitoring of how one of its properties is being used.
Student charged in battery on mascots
February 27, 2002
A dare from friends led a Hutchinson Community College student to tackle two costumed mascots after a basketball game, police said. Nathaniel Winston, 18, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery and is free on $1,000 bond pending an appearance Friday in Municipal Court.
Survey finds state losing more farms
February 27, 2002
Kansas has fewer farms this year than a year ago, joining a national decline spurred by bad weather and lower commodity prices. In a recently released report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that Kansas lost 1,000 farms in 2001 compared with a year earlier.
Brien signs for four more years
February 27, 2002
NBC has extended “Late Night” host Conan O’Brien’s contract for four more years in a deal that reportedly doubles his salary to nearly $8 million a year. It was more sweet vindication for O’Brien, who was almost fired after his disastrous start replacing David Letterman in 1993 but has since come to dominate his late-night time slot.
Sound off
February 27, 2002
Is it true that KU has closed Anschutz Pavilion to walkers in the morning and that KU will no longer allow the Lawrence High-Free State football game to be at Memorial Stadium? As reported in Sound Off last week, Anschutz is closed to walkers from 6 a.m. -9 a.m. to allow football and soccer workouts, but is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. However, Allen Fieldhouse is open to walkers at 6 a.m. As to the Lawrence High-Free State question, KU associate athletic director Richard Konzem said: “There’s no truth to that at all. We’ve tried to get both Lawrence High and Free State to play at Memorial Stadium. This year it’s Lawrence High’s turn, but they declined the offer.”
New AIDS vaccine shows promise
February 27, 2002
The first preliminary human testing of a highly anticipated new kind of AIDS vaccine offers tantalizing hints it may ultimately protect against the killer virus. The study of Merck & Co.’s experimental vaccine is perhaps the most closely watched experiment in all of AIDS research.
s protests
February 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Coffee production may not seem as fiery a topic as the Vietnam War and racial discrimination were in the 1960s and 1970s. But coffee  specifically, paying coffee-growers acceptable wages  is providing ammunition for one of the most persistent advocacy campaigns this year at Kansas University.
Proposal reduces Arctic drilling
February 27, 2002
The Bush administration is floating a proposal to reduce the amount of land that would be opened for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, hoping to sway some senators to favor the drilling.
Psychologist testifies mother legally insane when children drowned
February 27, 2002
Andrea Yates was legally insane when she drowned her five children in the family bathtub last June, a psychologist testified Tuesday at her capital murder trial. Dr. George Ringholz, a neuropsychologist from Baylor College of Medicine, said he reached that conclusion after studying her medical and family history and tests he conducted on the 37-year-old woman.
House OKs Hall of Fame ticket charge
February 27, 2002
A bill intended to prevent the closing of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Abilene won House approval Tuesday. The measure, sent to the Senate on a 66-55 vote, would raise an estimated $132,000 and $220,000 a year through surcharges on tickets for some athletic events at the state’s public universities.
Courtney admits guilt
February 27, 2002
A pharmacist accused of watering down chemotherapy drugs pleaded guilty Tuesday and could get up to 30 years in prison in a case that shocked cancer patients and their families.
Prosecutor eyes county for blood hoax victims
February 27, 2002
By Mike Belt A bizarre, blood-drawing hoax allegedly perpetrated by a Kansas University Pharmacy School graduate may include victims in Douglas County. Corey Penner, 29, Newton, is charged in Harvey County with drawing blood from women for a nonexistent Kansas City-area doctor.
Commissioners back Haskell, wetlands for national register
February 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to back the eligibility of Haskell Indian Nations University and the adjacent Baker Wetlands as a joined district on the National Register of Historic Places. Â Extra online-only: Vote in the poll.
February 27, 2002
Kmart Corp. Chairman James B. Adamson said Tuesday that the bankrupt retailer would unveil its store closure plan March 11, and that the 500 stores analysts were looking for it to close was “too high.”
s future draws attention on Wall St.
February 27, 2002
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan goes before Congress today to deliver the Fed’s new economic forecast, investors will be listening for hints about his own future as well as the economy’s.
Commodities
February 27, 2002
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.09. Edgerton Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.09. Overbrook Elevator  Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $4.09. Midland Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.11. Lawrence North Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.14. Lawrence South Elevator  Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.78; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.11. Pauline Elevator  Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.14.
A heritage hunt: Welsh recipes rare commodity
February 27, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Every year when I see March 1, the Feast of St. David, looming on the calendar, the Gwyneth in my blood gets the best of me and I momentarily remember that I am Welsh. More accurately, one-quarter of my ancestry traces to Wales, with the balance being the assimilated mishmash that is typical of people whose forebears emigrated from Western Europe and Britain.
s approval
February 27, 2002
The House kept a promise Tuesday, quickly approving a Senate redistricting map without changes and sending it to Gov. Bill Graves. By tradition, each chamber of the Legislature approves the other’s redistricting plan without amendment.
Jags oust Eudora
February 27, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Losing all-Kaw Valley League guard Cody Ptacek turned out to be the best thing that happened to Mill Valley High’s boys basketball team. Sure, the Jaguars (10-11) struggled through their KVL schedule after Ptacek’s injury, but freshman David Woods was just learning to play at that point.
Brown lifts Baldwin to semis
February 27, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Eric Brown wasn’t ready for his basketball career to end. The Baldwin High senior erupted for a career-high 30 points on Tuesday to help the Bulldogs to a 73-54 victory over Kansas City Ward in the first round of the Mill Valley Class 4A sub-state.
Ottawa boys bash Osawatomie, 91-62
February 27, 2002
By Doug Pacey Ottawa High’s Ross Thompson had a lot of time to think Tuesday night. The thing is, he didn’t want to sit and ponder the meaning of life or next week’s history test. The 6-foot-7 junior wanted to play.
Oskaloosa falls, 90-22
February 27, 2002
Olivia Korte scored 27 points to lead Nemaha Valley to a 90-22 romp of Oskaloosa in the first round of a Class 3A girls sub-state Tuesday.
Lions to sign with juco
February 27, 2002
Lawrence High lineman Xavier Thomas and defensive back Anthony LeRoux will today sign letters of intent to play football at Highland CC. The signings will occur at 7:45 a.m. in the LHS library.
KU absorbs 61-46 setback, finishes Big 12 campaign with 0-16 record
February 27, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Marian Washington probably could have mailed in Tuesday night’s history-making loss. No. 13-ranked Texas made sure Kansas University finished with the first winless Big 12 Conference women’s basketball season ever by coming alive in the second half and posting a 61-46 victory in Allen Fieldhouse.
s golf ties for 12th
February 27, 2002
The University of Kansas women’s golf team finished in a tie for 12th-place, in the 22-team field, after Tuesday’s final round of the Carolinas Collegiate Classic.
Former NBA All-Star to focus on fighting charges
February 27, 2002
Jayson Williams is out for now as an NBA analyst for NBC Sports. The former NBA All-Star has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a limousine driver. Williams surrendered to authorities Monday and is free on $250,000 bail.
Neal, Bryant burn Bucks
February 27, 2002
Life is good on the road these days for the Los Angeles Lakers. It’ll be even better if they can win one more. Shaquille O’Neal scored 28 points and Kobe Bryant added 27 as the Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 99-89 Tuesday, extending their record to 4-0 on their five-game road trip which ends Wednesday in Minnesota.
On the street
February 27, 2002
Asked at Hy-Vee Food Store, 4000 West Sixth St. Can anything be done to curb underage drinking?
U.S. ignorance
February 27, 2002
To the editor: Professor Felix Moos’ suggestion for a program to train future national security and intelligence officers reminded me of an article in the Dec. 2, 1990, issue of the Los Angeles Times by Stanley Meisler titled, “A Nation of Know-Nothings  America’s Willful Ignorance of the World Puts Us at Peril.” According to Meisler, Americans generally do not know foreign languages, geography, world history or international current events, while U.S. public decision- and policy-makers understand little of the cultural and historical forces that shape world events. Moos’ assertion that Sept. 11 was a failure in U.S. intelligence operations is deadly accurate.
Horoscopes
February 27, 2002
For Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, those with birthdays today: Often you’re unsure as to what direction to proceed in with personal situations. You question how much to give. As you work on establishing boundaries, exercise more sensitivity with those in your life. If single, you will have your share of admirers. Making a good choice stars as your issue. If you are attached, your relationship will transform, taking you in a new direction together.
OU men win
February 27, 2002
Junior forward Tony Porter scored 22 points and Ricky Bulmer chipped in 14 to lead Ottawa University to a 62-56 victory over Kansas Wesleyan on Tuesday in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship.
6Sports video report: Eudora High boy’s can’t get the ‘W’ in the first round of play offs
February 27, 2002
Jamie Sido reports on the EHS boys’ first round playoff loss to the Mill Valley Jags.
6Sports video report: Seniors end college career with 0-16 conference record
February 27, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU women’s basketball game against the University of Texas. Tuesday night was Senior Night for the women’s team.
Adjustments add health to comfort foods
February 27, 2002
A new brochure offers simple recipes, charts, tips and techniques to make comfort foods healthier without losing their “feel good” taste. The American Institute for Cancer Research designed the free brochure to help folks prepare these traditional favorites and still eat healthfully.
War mentality widens state-federal gap
February 27, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Washington has become a wartime capital, and its preoccupation with terrorism has widened the gap between its officials and hometown America.
Math curriculum changes prompt development outlay
February 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s $319,000 investment in math textbooks will be tied to continuing education for teachers so they make the best use of new materials.
Skilling says his millions from stock sales will be used in defending lawsuits
February 27, 2002
Former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling told lawmakers Tuesday that he still has nearly $66 million from the sale of Enron stock during the last two years but expected to use most of the money defending himself from lawsuits.
Group debates whether it or county commission should select members
February 27, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of a chamber of commerce group aiming to preserve open space and create industrial park development found themselves debating whether their efforts will create taxation without adequate representation.
February 27, 2002
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro remembers the night 20 years ago when she was part of a troupe’s performance of traditional Khmer dance in a remote northeastern village, enjoying a new freedom after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime that had banned all art and culture.
Area briefs
February 27, 2002
Storage business reports break-in Piglets, sow die in fire Baker University to explore ‘ultimate frontier’ Resource fair to provide information for disabled
6News video report: South West Junior High students to take complaint to Topeka
February 27, 2002
Josh Garber reports on two Southwest Junior High students who want to discuss the budget cuts at the state capitol.
Attacks, kidnappings on increase in Colombia
February 27, 2002
Colombia’s military pushed deeper into a former rebel safe haven Tuesday as guerrillas intensified sabotage attacks and kidnappings. The mayor of a town just outside the zone said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt by rebels.
Bush plans to tighten welfare work requirement
Low-income couples also encouraged to marry
February 27, 2002
President Bush, seeking to toughen a 1996 law that cut welfare rolls in half, urged Congress on Tuesday to push more people from public assistance into jobs. “Work is the pathway to independence and self-respect,” Bush told 500 people at a church in a poor neighborhood.
Half-truths, innuendoes close ‘misinformation’ office
February 27, 2002
The Pentagon’s flirtation with a high-level office to influence public sentiment abroad came to an abrupt end Tuesday, when the fledgling effort was ingloriously disbanded in response to pressure from the White House and dissension within the Defense Department.
Pakistan hasn’t ruled out extradition
February 27, 2002
After meeting with Pakistan’s president, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday she is “not disappointed” with his response to American requests to hand over the key suspect in the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Documentary features Sept. 11
KU symposium to include a variety of undergraduate research
February 27, 2002
By Terry Rombeck When terrorists killed thousands on the East Coast last September, Christopher Blunk took out his video camera and began filming. The Kansas University sophomore chronicled the reactions of his fellow students for the two weeks after the terrorist attacks.
Texas trips Jayhawks in regular-season finale
KU absorbs 61-46 setback, finishes Big 12 campaign with 0-16 record
February 27, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Marian Washington probably could have mailed in Tuesday night’s history-making loss. No. 13-ranked Texas made sure Kansas University finished with the first winless Big 12 Conference women’s basketball season ever by coming alive in the second half and posting a 61-46 victory in Allen Fieldhouse.
Firebird Douglas honored
February 27, 2002
Free State High senior Walker Douglas was one of six recipients for a $1,000 scholarship provided by The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association. Douglas, a fullback/linebacker/punter, plans to walk on to play football at Kansas University this fall.
SFT, Tonganoxie advance
February 27, 2002
Brian Kral, Justin Ramsdell and Ryan Hulings all scored 17 points to boost Santa Fe Trail to a 69-56 victory Tuesday over Abilene in the first round of the Abilene Class 4A sub-state boys basketball tournament.
Ottawa boys bash Osawatomie, 91-62
February 27, 2002
By Doug Pacey Ottawa High’s Ross Thompson had a lot of time to think Tuesday night. The thing is, he didn’t want to sit and ponder the meaning of life or next week’s history test. The 6-foot-7 junior wanted to play.
Brown lifts Baldwin to semis
February 27, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Eric Brown wasn’t ready for his basketball career to end. The Baldwin High senior erupted for a career-high 30 points on Tuesday to help the Bulldogs to a 73-54 victory over Kansas City Ward in the first round of the Mill Valley Class 4A sub-state.
Caroline O. Tennyson
February 27, 2002
Probe leads sheriff to quit
February 27, 2002
Clay County Sheriff Gary Caldwell has resigned after a state investigation into alleged tampering with evidence in a one-vehicle accident involving his grandson. Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s office announced Tuesday it had filed a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct against Caldwell, who then entered into a diversion agreement and resigned from the job he has been in for 21 years.
Health Care Access considers application for Medicaid funds
February 27, 2002
By Dave Ranney If it wants, Health Care Access could double its $300,000-a-year budget by agreeing to become a federally funded community health center. “Now is a very good time to consider doing that,” said Cathy Harding, an Emporia-based consultant who specializes in helping medical clinics for the poor qualify for Medicaid.
Shakespeare builds bridge to Cambodia
Traditional Khmer dancers present interpretation of ‘Othello’
February 27, 2002
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro remembers the night 20 years ago when she was part of a troupe’s performance of traditional Khmer dance in a remote northeastern village, enjoying a new freedom after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime that had banned all art and culture.
Kmart chairman: Store-closings estimate ‘too high’
February 27, 2002
Kmart Corp. Chairman James B. Adamson said Tuesday that the bankrupt retailer would unveil its store closure plan March 11, and that the 500 stores analysts were looking for it to close was “too high.”
Kmart goes Disney
New clothes line first since bankruptcy filing
February 27, 2002
In Kmart Corp.’s first major marketing event since filing for bankruptcy in January, the company turned to a pack of tap-dancing theater kids to showcase its exclusive line of The Walt Disney & Co.’s children’s apparel, shipped to stores last month.
Commissioners back Haskell, wetlands for national register
February 27, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday to back the eligibility of Haskell Indian Nations University and the adjacent Baker Wetlands as a joined district on the National Register of Historic Places. Extra online-only: Vote in the poll.
U.S. ignorance
February 27, 2002
Panel’s makeup splits ECO2
Group debates whether it or county commission should select members
February 27, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Members of a chamber of commerce group aiming to preserve open space and create industrial park development found themselves debating whether their efforts will create taxation without adequate representation.
Former Enron chief denies lying
Skilling says his millions from stock sales will be used in defending lawsuits
February 27, 2002
Former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling told lawmakers Tuesday that he still has nearly $66 million from the sale of Enron stock during the last two years but expected to use most of the money defending himself from lawsuits.
Report finds one-third of teen-agers binge drink
February 27, 2002
Nearly one-third of high school students say they binge drink at least once a month, according to a new report by an advocacy group. The government estimates underage drinkers account for 11.4 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States.
War mentality widens state-federal gap
February 27, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Washington has become a wartime capital, and its preoccupation with terrorism has widened the gap between its officials and hometown America.
Water temperature doesn’t affect handwashing
February 27, 2002
By Susan Krumm Do we really have to use warm to hot water for handwashing to reduce the chance of cross-contamination?
Druggist can’t defend actions
Extremely sorry’ Courtney admits guilt
February 27, 2002
A pharmacist accused of watering down chemotherapy drugs pleaded guilty Tuesday and could get up to 30 years in prison in a case that shocked cancer patients and their families.
February 27, 2002
Army officials said Tuesday they have adopted new procedures in Green Beret training in the wake of a training accident in which a soldier was shot to death by a deputy who was unaware of the drill.
in the first round of play offs
February 27, 2002
Jamie Sido reports on the EHS boys’ first round playoff loss to the Mill Valley Jags.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
February 27, 2002
Area Briefs
February 27, 2002
 Septic waste issue remains unresolved  3rd District candidate opens campaign office
s weather anything but predictable
February 27, 2002
There’s an old saying that Kansas doesn’t have weather, only samples of weather. This month reaffirmed the wisdom of that expression. On Feb. 2, above, nearly a half-inch of rain turned to ice in sub-freezing temperatures, covering trees and walkways along Jayhawk Boulevard in front of Green Hall with a glistening sheath. Just three weeks later on Saturday, below, temperatures flirted with 70 degrees, making Jayhawk Boulevard inviting to afternoon joggers. Then winter’s icy fingers regained their grip. Tuesday, Canadian winds, 19-degree temperatures and snow flurries made waiting for a campus bus on Jayhawk Boulevard a memorably frigid experience for Venezuelan Felida Lopez, bottom, a KU English language student.
U.S. soldiers could help train Georgian anti-terrorism troops
February 27, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 4:22 p.m.) Hundreds of U.S. troops could be sent to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to help train its military to fight guerrillas linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
Probe leads sheriff to quit
February 27, 2002
Clay County Sheriff Gary Caldwell has resigned after a state investigation into alleged tampering with evidence in a one-vehicle accident involving his grandson. Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s office announced Tuesday it had filed a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct against Caldwell, who then entered into a diversion agreement and resigned from the job he has been in for 21 years.
Health Care Access considers application for Medicaid funds
February 27, 2002
By Dave Ranney If it wants, Health Care Access could double its $300,000-a-year budget by agreeing to become a federally funded community health center. “Now is a very good time to consider doing that,” said Cathy Harding, an Emporia-based consultant who specializes in helping medical clinics for the poor qualify for Medicaid.
State Historical Society comes under fire for prohibition at its properties
February 27, 2002
This might have been “Bleeding Kansas” in the 19th century, but visitors to properties managed by the Kansas State Historical Society won’t see any blood. The historical society recently banned re-enactments of war or violence at properties it manages, and some state historians aren’t pleased.
Cut the waiting with cutlets
February 27, 2002
These quickly fried “Russian-style” chicken cutlets are a tasty main dish you can have on the table in short order  less than a half-hour. One of the advantages of this simple recipe is that it includes a little butter and cream to keep the meat moist.
World briefs
February 27, 2002
 Austria: Trafficking via Internet a growing global threat  Washington, D.C.: U.S. confirms efforts to infiltrate Iraq  Vatican City: Pope sets travel plans  Egypt: Building collapse kills five brides-to-be
Low-income couples also encouraged to marry
February 27, 2002
President Bush, seeking to toughen a 1996 law that cut welfare rolls in half, urged Congress on Tuesday to push more people from public assistance into jobs. “Work is the pathway to independence and self-respect,” Bush told 500 people at a church in a poor neighborhood.
Attacks, kidnappings on increase in Colombia
February 27, 2002
Colombia’s military pushed deeper into a former rebel safe haven Tuesday as guerrillas intensified sabotage attacks and kidnappings. The mayor of a town just outside the zone said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt by rebels.
Report finds one-third of teen-agers binge drink
February 27, 2002
Nearly one-third of high school students say they binge drink at least once a month, according to a new report by an advocacy group. The government estimates underage drinkers account for 11.4 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States.
New clothes line first since bankruptcy filing
February 27, 2002
In Kmart Corp.’s first major marketing event since filing for bankruptcy in January, the company turned to a pack of tap-dancing theater kids to showcase its exclusive line of The Walt Disney & Co.’s children’s apparel, shipped to stores last month.
s future
February 27, 2002
Hobbled throughout his comeback by a painful right knee injury, Michael Jordan is taking a break to have arthroscopic surgery. Jordan was placed on the injured list Tuesday for only the second time in his career. He will have to miss at least five games, starting tonight at home against Portland.
Texas trips Texas Tech
February 27, 2002
Texas has been through the Big 12 tournament enough times to know what’s at stake late in the regular season: a first-round bye that no tournament champion has done without.
t affect handwashing
February 27, 2002
By Susan Krumm Do we really have to use warm to hot water for handwashing to reduce the chance of cross-contamination?
Speakers to address international business
February 27, 2002
The opportunities and effects of international business will be up for discussion during two separate events Friday in Lawrence. Critics and supporters of global trade will convene for the 2002 Kansas Law Review Symposium: Globalization and Sovereignty, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kansas University.
Grammys: amnesia awards
February 27, 2002
Can it really be time for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (7 p.m., CBS)? It sure doesn’t seem like a whole year since the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards. Remember last year’s stink about Eminem’s nomination? Remember Eminem? Of course you don’t.
6Sports video report: Seniors end college career with 0-16 conference record
February 27, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU women’s basketball game against the University of Texas. Tuesday night was Senior Night for the women’s team.
World briefs
February 27, 2002
Austria: Trafficking via Internet a growing global threat Washington, D.C.: U.S. confirms efforts to infiltrate Iraq Vatican City: Pope sets travel plans Egypt: Building collapse kills five brides-to-be
SFT, Tonganoxie advance
February 27, 2002
Brian Kral, Justin Ramsdell and Ryan Hulings all scored 17 points to boost Santa Fe Trail to a 69-56 victory Tuesday over Abilene in the first round of the Abilene Class 4A sub-state boys basketball tournament.
Caroline O. Tennyson
February 27, 2002
Services for Caroline O. Tennyson, 72, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Tennyson died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lions to sign with juco
February 27, 2002
Lawrence High lineman Xavier Thomas and defensive back Anthony LeRoux will today sign letters of intent to play football at Highland CC. The signings will occur at 7:45 a.m. in the LHS library.
FSHS wrestler picked
February 27, 2002
Free State High senior Justin Stevens, Class 6A state runner-up at 189 pounds, has been selected to wrestle at the 10th annual Metro Classic wrestling dual on March 5 at Kansas City (Kan.) CC.
Recipes
February 27, 2002
Spinach Lasagna Penne Pasta With Herbed Lentil Sauce Chicken Enchiladas Suizas
Mealtime magic
With a little planning presto you can have great meals anytime
February 27, 2002
Be honest: The problem is not that you don’t have time to cook. The problem is that you don’t have time to cook in the hectic 45 minutes or so between the time you arrive home from work and stomachs start growling. After all, there’s the dog to walk, the mail to open, the laundry to start, etc.
Company to seek government approval for use
February 27, 2002
A Florida technology company is poised to ask the government for permission to market a first-ever computer ID chip that could be embedded beneath a person’s skin. For airports, nuclear power plants and other high security facilities, the immediate benefits could be a closer-to-foolproof security system.
t ruled out extradition
February 27, 2002
After meeting with Pakistan’s president, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday she is “not disappointed” with his response to American requests to hand over the key suspect in the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
office
February 27, 2002
The Pentagon’s flirtation with a high-level office to influence public sentiment abroad came to an abrupt end Tuesday, when the fledgling effort was ingloriously disbanded in response to pressure from the White House and dissension within the Defense Department.
Praeger comes under criticism as bill retroactively protecting medical center is upheld
February 27, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A Senate committee Tuesday rejected a measure sought by a Haysville couple who asked for repeal of a retroactive law they said will limit the damages they can recover for their severely handicapped daughter.
Briefcase
February 27, 2002
Dow Industrials Â30.45, 10,115.26
curries spicy flavor
February 27, 2002
“Jayni’s Kitchen” adds some spice this week with “Curry: Blending your own masala for three aromatic recipes.” Host Jayni Carey will share the recipe for curry powder below and prepare several recipes featuring the homemade spice mix.
Briefcase
February 27, 2002
Europe bids farewell to national currencies eBay: Online auction powerhouse calling it quits in Japan Economy: Consumer confidence falls Court: Former J.C. Nichols CFO gets probation after plea Securities: Treasury auction rates rise
Recipes
February 27, 2002
 Spinach Lasagna  Penne Pasta With Herbed Lentil Sauce  Chicken Enchiladas Suizas
Horoscopes
February 27, 2002
Oskaloosa falls, 90-22
February 27, 2002
Olivia Korte scored 27 points to lead Nemaha Valley to a 90-22 romp of Oskaloosa in the first round of a Class 3A girls sub-state Tuesday.
Highlights of Tuesday’s legislative action
February 27, 2002
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature:
Choose Life’ license plate to be debated by Senate
February 27, 2002
The abortion debate could go on the road in Kansas soon. A Senate panel endorsed a bill Tuesday creating a “Choose Life” license plate. The Transportation Committee’s voice vote came after members amended the bill to include a proposal for a special plate providing funds for the Autism Society.
Survey finds state losing more farms
February 27, 2002
Kansas has fewer farms this year than a year ago, joining a national decline spurred by bad weather and lower commodity prices. In a recently released report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that Kansas lost 1,000 farms in 2001 compared with a year earlier.
Adjustments add health to comfort foods
February 27, 2002
A new brochure offers simple recipes, charts, tips and techniques to make comfort foods healthier without losing their “feel good” taste. The American Institute for Cancer Research designed the free brochure to help folks prepare these traditional favorites and still eat healthfully.
State Department offers $5 million reward in Pearl case
February 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 1:26 p.m.) The State Department said Wednesday it is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
PlayStation 2 offers Britney video game
February 27, 2002
No chance of a date with Britney Spears? There’s always “the next best thing. Adding to her millions, the 20-year-old will soon star in “Britney’s Dance Beat,” a video game that features a virtual 3-D likeness of the pop princess.
Pre-pregnancy test used for selective egg implantation
February 27, 2002
In what is believed to be a medical first, a woman with a gene that is all but certain to cause Alzheimer’s by her 40s gave birth to a baby free of the defect after having her eggs screened and selected in the laboratory.
U.S. rail is at crossroads
February 27, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law This year, the U.S. Congress must deal with an issue that could have a lasting effect on the United States economy and on the world’s environment. A recent report to Congress by a special commission has made it clear that Amtrak is not economically viable and that something must be done.
Did Miss Cleo see it coming?
February 27, 2002
By Tanya Barrientos The Philadelphia Inquirer Back in August I tried to call Miss Cleo. I wanted to talk with her about a bad moon rising. Mysterious sources, channeled through the Associated Press, had informed me that the television-commercial psychic with the Jamaican accent as strong as island rum was about to face serious legal problems.
re searching for
February 27, 2002
The recipes we need the most? Chicken. The diet plan that most tempts us? Weight Watchers. The fruit we need the most information about? Cranberries. The spice that most intrigues us? Ginger.
license plate to be debated by Senate
February 27, 2002
The abortion debate could go on the road in Kansas soon. A Senate panel endorsed a bill Tuesday creating a “Choose Life” license plate. The Transportation Committee’s voice vote came after members amended the bill to include a proposal for a special plate providing funds for the Autism Society.
OU men win
February 27, 2002
Junior forward Tony Porter scored 22 points and Ricky Bulmer chipped in 14 to lead Ottawa University to a 62-56 victory over Kansas Wesleyan on Tuesday in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship.
Firebird Douglas honored
February 27, 2002
Free State High senior Walker Douglas was one of six recipients for a $1,000 scholarship provided by The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association. Douglas, a fullback/linebacker/punter, plans to walk on to play football at Kansas University this fall.
People
February 27, 2002
Stone Pony saved from wrecker Dave Matthews, preservationist Blue collar man ‘Iron Lady’ assesses threats
Jags oust Eudora
February 27, 2002
By Michael Sudhalter Losing all-Kaw Valley League guard Cody Ptacek turned out to be the best thing that happened to Mill Valley High’s boys basketball team. Sure, the Jaguars (10-11) struggled through their KVL schedule after Ptacek’s injury, but freshman David Woods was just learning to play at that point.
People
February 27, 2002
 Stone Pony saved from wrecker  Dave Matthews, preservationist  Blue collar man  ‘Iron Lady’ assesses threats
Local briefs
February 27, 2002
Subsidy aids pet owners with spaying, neutering The Lawrence Humane Society this month is pushing for area residents to have their pets spayed or neutered and to use the shelter’s spay and neuter subsidy fund. The shelter has given out $5,000 this month compared to $500 to $1,200 in a typical month to people who otherwise could not afford to have their pets spayed or neutered, said Midge Grinstead, executive director of the shelter. The shelter is giving a free large Glory Days pizza to anyone who has their pet spayed or neutered and also donates money to the fund or pays to have a shelter animal spayed or neutered. The shelter’s month of activities coincides with Spay Day USA 2002, an awareness campaign started by the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Above, Lawrence Humane Society operations manager Stacy Hoobler holds a chow-retriever-akita mix puppy named Oliver at the shelter. Tuesday was Spay Day, where the shelter offers a subsidy to those who have their pets spayed or neutered. _______________________________________ Philanthropy: Student science fair needs volunteers About 50 volunteers are needed to help with the Douglas County Science Fair March 5-8 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st Street and Harper Avenue. Jeanne Hetherington, volunteer coordinator, said about 400 students in grades K-12 participate in the fair. Volunteers can set up tables, help with paperwork, assist students in preparing their experiments and monitor exhibits during public viewing times. In addition, judges are needed. “They don’t have to be Einsteins. We’re dealing with K-12 experiments,” she said. The science fair is sponsored in conjunction with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Those interested in volunteering can call Hetherington, 842-3619; Dave Nordlund, 842-0746, or Duane Peterson, 832-7940. _______________________________________ Crime: Eavesdropping trial to begin March 13 in Franklin County Ottawa A Lawrence man is scheduled to be tried next month in Franklin County District Court for videotaping women in a restaurant rest room. A trial on 13 misdemeanor counts of eavesdropping for Darrin A. Votaw, 31, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. March 13. He was arraigned Monday on the charges and has pleaded innocent. He is free on $5,000 bond. Votaw was arrested Feb. 19 after Ottawa Police searched G. Willikers Bar and Deli, 306 S. Main, in downtown Ottawa. Votaw was described by police as a part-owner of the business. Votaw initially was charged with nine counts of eavesdropping; four additional counts were filed this week. _______________________________________ Courts: Stepfather’s trial scheduled in case related to fatal DUI A Merriam man will be tried June 12 for allegedly providing liquor to his underage stepson who later killed a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol. Lawrence H. Rieke, 53, is charged in Douglas County District Court with six counts of providing liquor to Sean Scott, then 16, on Sept. 16, 2000. That night, while driving eastbound on Kansas Highway 10, Scott collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Felicia Bland, 39, Lawrence. Bland was killed. The accident occurred near DeSoto. Last summer in Johnson County District Court, Scott was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter. Testimony and statements in court implicated Rieke of providing drinks to Scott while they were at The Wheel Cafe, 507 W. 14th St.
Did Miss Cleo see it coming?
February 27, 2002
By Tanya Barrientos The Philadelphia Inquirer Back in August I tried to call Miss Cleo. I wanted to talk with her about a bad moon rising. Mysterious sources, channeled through the Associated Press, had informed me that the television-commercial psychic with the Jamaican accent as strong as island rum was about to face serious legal problems.
U.S. rail is at crossroads
February 27, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law This year, the U.S. Congress must deal with an issue that could have a lasting effect on the United States economy and on the world’s environment. A recent report to Congress by a special commission has made it clear that Amtrak is not economically viable and that something must be done.
Planning commission
Old West seeks old-home protections
February 27, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today City Hall
Israeli prime minister ready to meet Saudis
February 27, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told an EU envoy Tuesday he was willing to meet Saudi officials, publicly or behind the scenes, to explore their proposals for an overall Mideast peace, the European diplomat said.
6News video report: South West Junior High students to take complaint to Topeka
February 27, 2002
Josh Garber reports on two Southwest Junior High students who want to discuss the budget cuts at the state capitol.
Tools and technique key to cooking success
February 27, 2002
For Peter Berley, good vegetarian cooking comes down to the same basic principles as any other cuisine  tools, technique and history. It’s pretty simple, really. Without the proper tools and techniques, the best ingredients can turn out lackluster.
Old West seeks old-home protections
February 27, 2002
Agenda highlights  6:30 p.m. today  City Hall
Briefly
February 27, 2002
New York City: 1993 WTC attack recalled Washington, D.C.: National Guard troops to patrol Canada border Virginia: Charities see a rebound Washington, D.C.: Secret Service lost document for Cheney during Olympics
District to invest in teacher training
Math curriculum changes prompt development outlay
February 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s $319,000 investment in math textbooks will be tied to continuing education for teachers so they make the best use of new materials.
Speakers to address international business
February 27, 2002
The opportunities and effects of international business will be up for discussion during two separate events Friday in Lawrence. Critics and supporters of global trade will convene for the 2002 Kansas Law Review Symposium: Globalization and Sovereignty, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kansas University.
Briefcase
February 27, 2002
Gene screen cuts Alzheimer’s risk
Pre-pregnancy test used for selective egg implantation
February 27, 2002
In what is believed to be a medical first, a woman with a gene that is all but certain to cause Alzheimer’s by her 40s gave birth to a baby free of the defect after having her eggs screened and selected in the laboratory.
Tools and technique key to cooking success
February 27, 2002
For Peter Berley, good vegetarian cooking comes down to the same basic principles as any other cuisine tools, technique and history. It’s pretty simple, really. Without the proper tools and techniques, the best ingredients can turn out lackluster.
Friends and neighbors
February 27, 2002
Nation Briefs
February 27, 2002
 San Diego: Missing girl’s neighbor charged with murder  Washington, D.C.: U.S. citizens cautioned on travel to Liberia  Missouri: Three plead guilty in deaths of tigers  New York City: 73 bikers charged after fatal brawl
Woman injured in two-vehicle accident
February 27, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 11:46 a.m.) A woman was taken by ambulance Wednesday morning to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a truck with a trailer and a car collided, Lawrence Police said.
Director, in annual report to lawmakers, notes rise in computer crimes
February 27, 2002
As the number of laboratories producing methamphetamine in Kansas continued to increase in 2001, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation devoted more resources to shutting down the labs and prosecuting their operators.
you can have great meals anytime
February 27, 2002
Be honest: The problem is not that you don’t have time to cook. The problem is that you don’t have time to cook in the hectic 45 minutes or so between the time you arrive home from work and stomachs start growling. After all, there’s the dog to walk, the mail to open, the laundry to start, etc.
s Wilson nets 1,000
February 27, 2002
Perry-Lecompton junior Shannon Wilson reached 1,000 points for her high school career on Monday, when she scored 13 points in a Class 4A sub-state loss to Lansing.
Kansas State will be final home opponent for six Jayhawks
February 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Female fans have been known to shriek when Kansas senior Chris Zerbe prepares to enter a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. “My friends tell me, ‘Pay attention when you go in.’ I’ll go to the scorer’s table and later it’s, ‘Aw, I didn’t listen. I forgot to listen,”’ said Zerbe, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5, 235-pound heartthrob from Andover.
Israeli prime minister ready to meet Saudis
February 27, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told an EU envoy Tuesday he was willing to meet Saudi officials, publicly or behind the scenes, to explore their proposals for an overall Mideast peace, the European diplomat said.
Births
February 27, 2002
Cheryl and Seth Norwood, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. Myrna Liska and Daniel Cremeen, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
Students plan protest for their share of funds
February 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Kansas legislators beware: Summer Draney and Supriya Ghorpade are angry and headed your way. These Lawrence eighth-graders said Tuesday they’re among nearly 100 Southwest Junior High School students willing to rally on the Capitol steps to protest what they see as inadequate state funding of public education. Â Extra online-only: Join the online budget cuts discussion.
Local briefs
February 27, 2002
 Subsidy aids pet owners with spaying, neutering The Lawrence Humane Society this month is pushing for area residents to have their pets spayed or neutered and to use the shelter’s spay and neuter subsidy fund. The shelter has given out $5,000 this month  compared to $500 to $1,200 in a typical month  to people who otherwise could not afford to have their pets spayed or neutered, said Midge Grinstead, executive director of the shelter. The shelter is giving a free large Glory Days pizza to anyone who has their pet spayed or neutered and also donates money to the fund or pays to have a shelter animal spayed or neutered. The shelter’s month of activities coincides with Spay Day USA 2002, an awareness campaign started by the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Above, Lawrence Humane Society operations manager Stacy Hoobler holds a chow-retriever-akita mix puppy named Oliver at the shelter. Tuesday was Spay Day, where the shelter offers a subsidy to those who have their pets spayed or neutered. _______________________________________  Philanthropy: Student science fair needs volunteers About 50 volunteers are needed to help with the Douglas County Science Fair March 5-8 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st Street and Harper Avenue. Jeanne Hetherington, volunteer coordinator, said about 400 students in grades K-12 participate in the fair. Volunteers can set up tables, help with paperwork, assist students in preparing their experiments and monitor exhibits during public viewing times. In addition, judges are needed. “They don’t have to be Einsteins. We’re dealing with K-12 experiments,” she said. The science fair is sponsored in conjunction with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Those interested in volunteering can call Hetherington, 842-3619; Dave Nordlund, 842-0746, or Duane Peterson, 832-7940. _______________________________________  Crime: Eavesdropping trial to begin March 13 in Franklin County Ottawa  A Lawrence man is scheduled to be tried next month in Franklin County District Court for videotaping women in a restaurant rest room. A trial on 13 misdemeanor counts of eavesdropping for Darrin A. Votaw, 31, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. March 13. He was arraigned Monday on the charges and has pleaded innocent. He is free on $5,000 bond. Votaw was arrested Feb. 19 after Ottawa Police searched G. Willikers Bar and Deli, 306 S. Main, in downtown Ottawa. Votaw was described by police as a part-owner of the business. Votaw initially was charged with nine counts of eavesdropping; four additional counts were filed this week. _______________________________________  Courts: Stepfather’s trial scheduled in case related to fatal DUI A Merriam man will be tried June 12 for allegedly providing liquor to his underage stepson who later killed a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol. Lawrence H. Rieke, 53, is charged in Douglas County District Court with six counts of providing liquor to Sean Scott, then 16, on Sept. 16, 2000. That night, while driving eastbound on Kansas Highway 10, Scott collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Felicia Bland, 39, Lawrence. Bland was killed. The accident occurred near DeSoto. Last summer in Johnson County District Court, Scott was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter. Testimony and statements in court implicated Rieke of providing drinks to Scott while they were at The Wheel Cafe, 507 W. 14th St.
Area briefs
February 27, 2002
 Storage business reports break-in  Piglets, sow die in fire  Baker University to explore ‘ultimate frontier’  Resource fair to provide information for disabled