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Aviation experts say new equipment is needed to fight terrorism
January 1, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:55 p.m.) At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons.
Pentagon reconstruction is expected to cost $700 million
January 1, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:58 p.m.) The victims’ families and the nation still grieve, but the once-charred and jagged western flank of the Pentagon no longer looks much like the scene of an American tragedy.
U.S. forces search for deposed Taliban leader
January 1, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 7:59 a.m.) Pushing to snatch the elusive leader of Afghanistan’s deposed Taliban, American forces have launched a mission to capture him, probably from the mountains northwest of his Islamic movement’s one-time stronghold, the interim prime minister said.
Holiday spirit
January 1, 2002
To the editor: In the midst of this busy season, it’s important to remember the best gift we can give ourselves. I discovered a wonderful example of that generosity today (Dec. 22) when my car suddenly gave out, and my dog and I became stranded out at 31st and Louisiana (where there are no parking lots, no phones, etc.). After sitting in my car for a few minutes, watching all the cars go by and wondering what to do next, a voice called out, asking if we needed a phone, a ride, whatever. A young woman named Kate had stopped to help.
s shoes for MTV generation
January 1, 2002
Millions of fans already think of Carson Daly as the Dick Clark of the Boy Band generation. Now he’s trying on Bob Hope’s shoes as well. Earlier this month, Daly took an entourage of entertainers, including Jennifer Lopez, Kid Rock and Ja Rule, to perform at a military base in Germany. Their efforts appear on “For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special” (1 p.m., MTV). In addition to concert footage, we see performers interacting with the troops and MTV News’ Gideon Yago interviewing servicemen and women about how their lives have changed since September 11.
Swing voters just airheads
January 1, 2002
“There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.” Poets have a knack for cutting to the heart of things. So thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Indexes turn in worst performance in nearly 30 years
January 1, 2002
Wall Street ended one of its most dreadful years on a down note as investors sent stocks sharply lower Monday to minimize their tax bills. The selloff seemed an appropriate finish to 2001 for the market, which saw its major indexes lose ground for a second straight year their worst performance in nearly three decades.
Hold onto hope
January 1, 2002
J-W Editorials Even if we want to, 2001 will be a difficult year to forget. Some years are hard to let go of, and some years we can’t wait to leave. The past year was a little bit of both.
Sound off
January 1, 2002
Q: I think it’s interesting that the Journal-World bought stuff 2 percent cheaper than Jere McElhaney did when he was testing the cost of living. Did you buy the same items? A: Yes, we bought the exact same brands, items and sizes of products from the same store that McElhaney did. The difference in price came from a change in the cost of bananas.
6News video report: Top ten stories of 2001, pt. 1
January 1, 2002
Marta Costello starts the countdown of the top ten stories of 2001 with stories ten through six.
2001 defined by hope, not sorrow
January 1, 2002
By Ronald Brownstein Los Angeles Times Outgoing New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who got so much else right after Sept. 11, showed perfect pitch again in his farewell address last week when he predicted the ruins of the World Trade Center would take their place with other enduring monuments to American sacrifice and valor such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg and Normandy. “This is going to be a place that’s remembered a hundred and a thousand years from now,” he said.
Evil of Sept. 11 outweighs good
January 1, 2002
By Larry Eichel The Philadelphia Inquirer Some columnists are in the habit of writing an annual year-end piece that points out the flawed judgments and errant predictions they made over the previous 12 months.
Narrow win beneficial in long run for Jayhawks
January 1, 2002
By Gary Bedore What, me worry? Not Keith Langford, who wasn’t gnawing his fingernails in the latter stages of last Saturday’s 93-85 victory over Tulsa at Kemper Arena.
No. 7 Illinois, No. 12 LSU have something to prove
January 1, 2002
Like his jut-jawed uncle, Luke Butkus takes a no-nonsense approach to football. So while the red beans and rice were nice in New Orleans, the Illinois center would prefer pancakes as in, the kind served up by flattening LSU defenders in the Sugar Bowl.
2001 Images of the year
January 1, 2002
Tar Heels hang on against Tigers
January 1, 2002
North Carolina dominated on defense, while Ronald Curry provided just enough offense to beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Curry scrambled for a 62-yard touchdown and the Tar Heels kept Auburn out of the end zone for nearly 59 minutes, holding on for a 16-10 victory that capped a successful first season for coach John Bunting.
Jordan erupts for 45
Washington devours New Jersey, 98-76
January 1, 2002
Kenyon Martin made a big mistake when he mentioned his back spasms to Michael Jordan. Upon learning this news, Jordan went to work and nearly set an NBA record. He scored 22 points in a row, part of a 45-point game in the Washington Wizards’ 98-76 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night in the MCI Center’s annual New Year’s Eve game.
Investigation hangs over Colorado
Whatever happened at party in early December, harm has been done to innocent people
January 1, 2002
The questions can’t be asked because they can’t be answered. Are Colorado football players guilty or not? Should some Colorado football players be suspended from the Buffaloes’ Fiesta Bowl game against Oregon or not?
Controversy doesn’t worry state senator
January 1, 2002
She’s been the subject of national attention and a recall effort in her district, but Sen. Kay O’Connor is staying the course. O’Connor, 60, served eight years in the House and is beginning her second year in the Senate.
Other’ championship on tap today
January 1, 2002
For the past week, the Associated Press national championship trophy has been on display at every Fiesta Bowl news conference, tantalizing evidence of the implications of today’s game.
Notre Dame taps Stanford’s Willingham
January 1, 2002
An unprecedented fiasco has given way to an unprecedented hire at Notre Dame. Tyrone Willingham was chosen to lead one of college football’s most storied programs Monday, becoming the first black head coach in any sport for the Irish.
Missouri company busy distributing wizard book series
January 1, 2002
From a nondescript factory on the outskirts of Missouri’s capital city, trucks carry the magical world of Harry Potter to millions of Americans. Jefferson City is home to the distribution center for Scholastic Inc., the American publisher and distributor of the Harry Potter series since 1997.
Services closed for holiday
January 1, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today in observance of New Year’s Day. City, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the general services administration and the courts.
Marines begin search for Taliban leader Omar
January 1, 2002
Combat-ready U.S. Marines launched a mission Monday to capture Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, thought to be hiding in the remote mountains of central Afghanistan, Prime Minister Hamid Karzai said. “If he’s there, he’ll be arrested,” Karzai told The Associated Press in Kabul. “We are determined to see him arrested.”
Lawrence rings in the new year
January 1, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Bob Dorsey was born 30 years ago at 9:15 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, much to the delight of his father. “My mom wanted me to be the first baby of the new year, but my dad wanted me on the 31st for the tax break,” he said.
Swing voters just airheads
January 1, 2002
“There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.” Poets have a knack for cutting to the heart of things. So thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson.
2001 had plenty of television stinkers
January 1, 2002
How bad was the worst of TV in 2001? So bad that some awful TV shows, from Jason Alexander’s “Bob Patterson” on ABC and Daniel Stern’s “Danny” on CBS to “Fear Factor” on NBC and “Men, Women and Dogs” on WB, don’t even make the cut.
Daly fills Hope’s shoes for MTV generation
January 1, 2002
Millions of fans already think of Carson Daly as the Dick Clark of the Boy Band generation. Now he’s trying on Bob Hope’s shoes as well. Earlier this month, Daly took an entourage of entertainers, including Jennifer Lopez, Kid Rock and Ja Rule, to perform at a military base in Germany. Their efforts appear on “For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special” (1 p.m., MTV). In addition to concert footage, we see performers interacting with the troops and MTV News’ Gideon Yago interviewing servicemen and women about how their lives have changed since September 11.
Local briefs
January 1, 2002
Local liquor stores report strong New Year’s Eve sales A year marred by tragedy didn’t significantly slow down Lawrence residents’ plans for New Year’s Eve merriment, according to several area liquor store owners. Above, Tim Quillin and Tracy Steitz were busy Monday afternoon selecting beverages for their New Year’s Eve party. Ron Hassen, owner of Ray’s Liquor Warehouse, 1215 W. Sixth St., said sales were not as strong as the previous two seasons, but he said more of that could be attributed to the lack of a millennium-type of event to celebrate. “I’d say sales are still strong,” Hassen said. “They’re just back to pre-millennium sales levels. We knew the last couple of years were the type that you needed to enjoy while they last because it will be a long time before we have sales like that again.” State law doesn’t require liquor stores to be closed today, but most in the Lawrence area will not be open. ________ Taxes: County appraiser sends property forms to residents Douglas County residents soon should be receiving a form from the county appraiser asking them to list the amount of personal property they own. The county appraiser’s office mailed on Monday the 2001 Property Assessment Forms to all county taxpayers. The form will include a listing of all pieces of taxable personal property such as boats, mobile homes, large trucks, trailers and business machinery that the appraiser has previously taxed. Property owners are required to make any changes to the list and sign and return the form to the appraiser’s office by March 15. Late filers will be subject to a penalty. Taxpayers who own taxable personal property, but do not receive a form, should contact the appraiser’s office at 832-5289. ________ Road safety: Highway fatality reported over holiday weekend At least one person was reported killed in traffic on Kansas roads during the long holiday weekend. Patrick McMullen, 52, of Plainville was killed about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was thrown from his car as it went into a ditch and rolled, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident happened on a Rooks County road about three miles east of Plainville, the patrol reported Monday. Last year, seven people died on Kansas roads during the New Year’s holiday counting period. This year’s period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. ________ Conservation: Audubon Society to discuss issues of water quality Water quality issues affecting the Upper Wakarusa watershed will the subject of the Jan. 10 Jayhawk Audubon Society meeting at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. The meeting, open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. Speaking at the meeting will be Clyde Mermis, district conservationist with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Doug Musick, Lower Kansas River watershed specialist for Kansas State University’s Haskell Extension Office at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Explosions burned into memory
January 1, 2002
Explosions from a leaking underground natural gas field and the effects of the nationwide economic downturn have been voted the top stories of the year in Kansas. The impact on Kansas from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon finished a close third in voting by the state’s Associated Press newspaper and broadcast editors.
Missouri company busy distributing wizard book series
January 1, 2002
From a nondescript factory on the outskirts of Missouri’s capital city, trucks carry the magical world of Harry Potter to millions of Americans. Jefferson City is home to the distribution center for Scholastic Inc., the American publisher and distributor of the Harry Potter series since 1997.
Al-Qaida computers may yield intelligence
January 1, 2002
A computer used by Osama bin Laden’s agents in Afghanistan could be an intelligence bonanza pointing to future methods of attack and inside information about how the al-Qaida terrorist network operates, former military officials and analysts said Monday.
6Sports video report: Another addition to the coaching staff
January 1, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the newest addition to the KU Football coaching staff.
Church group, pastor burn Harry Potter books
January 1, 2002
As hundreds protested nearby, a church group burned Harry Potter and other books. Jack Brock, the Christ Community Church founder and pastor, said the books burned Sunday were “a masterpiece of satanic deception.
While Florida has stumbled, surprising Maryland has soared
January 1, 2002
Too bad for Florida that college football isn’t a video game. If it were, the fifth-ranked Gators would be playing for the national title this week instead of hanging out 3,000 miles away at the Orange Bowl, still wondering what happened to a season full of promise.
Money is key
January 1, 2002
To the editor: After reading Bruce Cutler’s remarks in the Dec. 10 letter to the editor, I, too, cannot remain silent. In his comments he used the same old canard that is used whenever Israel or Jews are criticized: He invoked the Holocaust. Does that mean that all criticism is therefore false, null and void? What makes Jews so sacrosanct that they cannot be criticized? Does this mean that Israel or Jews can do what they want and then avoid criticism by mentioning what happened 60 years ago? And, if one criticizes them, does that make one anti-Semitic and therefore a Nazi? I think not.
sentences
January 1, 2002
Jurors convicted Cornelius Oliver of four counts of murder on Monday, but spared his life by declining to find him guilty of capital murder. The jury deliberated about 16 hours before convicting Oliver, 19, of felony murder for the deaths of his girlfriend, Raeshawnda Wheaton, 18, and her roommate, Odessa Ford, 17, and first-degree murder for the deaths of Ford’s cousin, Quincy Williams, 17, and Jermaine Levy, 19.
s memory makes 800-mile trip from Kansas
January 1, 2002
At first, Gene and Sue Yoder ignored the answering machine message left by a man whose booming voice said he was D.K., calling from Georgia. After all, they didn’t know anyone in Georgia.
Despite hijackings, 2001 was safe year for air travel
January 1, 2002
Here’s an odd statistic for a year dominated by the images of planes crashing into buildings: There were fewer major airplane accidents in 2001 than in any year since World War II. That’s because record-keepers don’t count the four airliners that crashed Sept. 11 as accidents, but purposeful crashes by terrorists.
2001 Images of the year
January 1, 2002
Journal-World photographers take thousands of pictures every year, with subject matter ranging from serious, sometimes tragic, breaking news to light-hearted slices of life and sporting events. The images on this page are the individual favorites of the newspaper’s eight staff photographers from 2001.  
Vallen Lancaster
January 1, 2002
Services for Vallen “Val” Gaines Lancaster, 87, New Albany, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Home Chapel, New Albany. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park, New Albany. Mr. Lancaster died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at his home.
s message
January 1, 2002
President Bush offered his forecast for 2002 on Monday, predicting a great year because the country has been strengthened by the events of 2001.
World briefs
January 1, 2002
Crackdown on militants eases tension with India Police confiscate tons of fireworks Congressional leader sworn in as president Explosions kill 18 in fireworks factories
Marines begin search for Taliban leader Omar
January 1, 2002
Combat-ready U.S. Marines launched a mission Monday to capture Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, thought to be hiding in the remote mountains of central Afghanistan, Prime Minister Hamid Karzai said. “If he’s there, he’ll be arrested,” Karzai told The Associated Press in Kabul. “We are determined to see him arrested.”
Lawrence rings in the new year
January 1, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Bob Dorsey was born 30 years ago at 9:15 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, much to the delight of his father. “My mom wanted me to be the first baby of the new year, but my dad wanted me on the 31st for the tax break,” he said.
Sept. 11 impact felt around globe
January 1, 2002
Wherever someone watched the World Trade Center towers fall whether from Manhattan, Mexico or Mozambique it was no distant event.
Aviation experts say new equipment is needed to fight terrorism
January 1, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:55 p.m.) At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons.
2001 had plenty of television stinkers
January 1, 2002
How bad was the worst of TV in 2001? So bad that some awful TV shows, from Jason Alexander’s “Bob Patterson” on ABC and Daniel Stern’s “Danny” on CBS to “Fear Factor” on NBC and “Men, Women and Dogs” on WB, don’t even make the cut.
Area briefs
January 1, 2002
Former firefighter sentenced for committing arson Chimney ash starts fire State travel guides available Volunteers to receive movie passes for blood donations DeSoto plans open meeting to discuss ammunition plant
No. 7 Illinois, No. 12 LSU have something to prove
January 1, 2002
Like his jut-jawed uncle, Luke Butkus takes a no-nonsense approach to football. So while the red beans and rice were nice in New Orleans, the Illinois center would prefer pancakes as in, the kind served up by flattening LSU defenders in the Sugar Bowl.
Riley canned in San Diego
Nine-game losing streak costs coach his job
January 1, 2002
Mike Riley was fired as coach of the San Diego Chargers on Monday after ending the season with a nine-game losing streak that left him 14-34 in three seasons.
Area briefs
January 1, 2002
Former firefighter sentenced for committing arson Chimney ash starts fire State travel guides available Volunteers to receive movie passes for blood donations DeSoto plans open meeting to discuss ammunition plant
Sept. 11 impact felt around globe
January 1, 2002
Wherever someone watched the World Trade Center towers fall whether from Manhattan, Mexico or Mozambique it was no distant event.
Murder, explosions year’s top stories
Student’s slaying shocked Lawrence
January 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis The murder of Kansas University student Shannon Martin and the subsequent investigation involving officials in two countries is the top Lawrence news story of 2001 as selected by editors of the Journal-World, 6News and World Online. Martin, 23, was stabbed to death May 13 as she walked to her host family’s house from the Jurassic Bar in Golfito, Costa Rica. She was there to do plant research and was just days away from returning to KU for graduation ceremonies.
Explosions burned into memory
January 1, 2002
Explosions from a leaking underground natural gas field and the effects of the nationwide economic downturn have been voted the top stories of the year in Kansas. The impact on Kansas from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon finished a close third in voting by the state’s Associated Press newspaper and broadcast editors.
Al-Qaida computers may yield intelligence
January 1, 2002
A computer used by Osama bin Laden’s agents in Afghanistan could be an intelligence bonanza pointing to future methods of attack and inside information about how the al-Qaida terrorist network operates, former military officials and analysts said Monday.
Washington devours New Jersey, 98-76
January 1, 2002
Kenyon Martin made a big mistake when he mentioned his back spasms to Michael Jordan. Upon learning this news, Jordan went to work and nearly set an NBA record. He scored 22 points in a row, part of a 45-point game in the Washington Wizards’ 98-76 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night in the MCI Center’s annual New Year’s Eve game.
Soft-spoken quarterbacks direct powerful offenses
January 1, 2002
They look harmless enough off the field. Nebraska’s Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and Miami’s Ken Dorsey speak softly about the fierce game they play.
Nine-game losing streak costs coach his job
January 1, 2002
Mike Riley was fired as coach of the San Diego Chargers on Monday after ending the season with a nine-game losing streak that left him 14-34 in three seasons.
Whatever happened at party in early December, harm has been done to innocent people
January 1, 2002
The questions can’t be asked because they can’t be answered. Are Colorado football players guilty or not? Should some Colorado football players be suspended from the Buffaloes’ Fiesta Bowl game against Oregon or not?
People
January 1, 2002
Elvis fan to take office Manson charges reduced Hip-hop helps O.J. ‘Dynasty’ queen hires bagpiper
Horoscopes
January 1, 2002
Rapper charged in bank robbery
January 1, 2002
Andre R. Locke, a rapper who went by the name Lil Buddy and had a nationally televised music video, has been charged with bank robbery. Locke appeared in federal court Monday on charges that he entered Vermillion State Bank in Rosemount on Friday, wearing a ski mask, carrying a handgun and demanding money from the tellers.
Cyclones win by 24, but
January 1, 2002
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy continues to express dissatisfaction with the performance of his team. The Cyclones defeated Morris Brown, 69-45, Monday night behind Tyray Pearson’s 19 points and 12 rebounds to close out the non-conference portion of their season at 8-6, but Eustachy was not pleased.
Boston College rips Seton Hall
January 1, 2002
With a broken jaw, it would have been tough for Ryan Sidney to announce his return. Instead, the Boston College guard let Seton Hall know with his play. The 11th-ranked Eagles returned from a nine-day layoff Monday with an 81-66 victory over Seton Hall to open defense of their Big East title, and a rested Sidney was a big part of it.
Despite hijackings, 2001 was safe year for air travel
January 1, 2002
Here’s an odd statistic for a year dominated by the images of planes crashing into buildings: There were fewer major airplane accidents in 2001 than in any year since World War II. That’s because record-keepers don’t count the four airliners that crashed Sept. 11 as accidents, but purposeful crashes by terrorists.
Vera I. Brubaker
January 1, 2002
Stocks end year with loss
Indexes turn in worst performance in nearly 30 years
January 1, 2002
Wall Street ended one of its most dreadful years on a down note as investors sent stocks sharply lower Monday to minimize their tax bills. The selloff seemed an appropriate finish to 2001 for the market, which saw its major indexes lose ground for a second straight year their worst performance in nearly three decades.
New year brings world new hope
January 1, 2002
Revelers thronged the streets of major world cities from Bangkok to Paris early today, welcoming a New Year they hope will usher in greater security and an end to 2001’s economic woes.
6News video report: Lawrence police want safe holiday
January 1, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the increased police presence during the New Years celebrations.
s Willingham
January 1, 2002
An unprecedented fiasco has given way to an unprecedented hire at Notre Dame. Tyrone Willingham was chosen to lead one of college football’s most storied programs Monday, becoming the first black head coach in any sport for the Irish.
for actions in Utah game
January 1, 2002
Practice was over, and Derrick Coleman, dressed head-to-toe in black, had one thing to say about his one-game suspension and $7,500 fine by the NBA on Monday for his actions against the Utah Jazz on Saturday:
People
January 1, 2002
Elvis fan to take office Manson charges reduced Hip-hop helps O.J. ‘Dynasty’ queen hires bagpiper
2001 defined by hope, not sorrow
January 1, 2002
By Ronald Brownstein Los Angeles Times Outgoing New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who got so much else right after Sept. 11, showed perfect pitch again in his farewell address last week when he predicted the ruins of the World Trade Center would take their place with other enduring monuments to American sacrifice and valor such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg and Normandy. “This is going to be a place that’s remembered a hundred and a thousand years from now,” he said.
Keenan improves to 6-5-1 with Florida
January 1, 2002
Darren Van Impe’s power-play goal with 10:45 remaining lifted the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday. Van Impe, claimed off waivers from the New York Rangers on Dec. 18, scored his first goal for Florida to give the Panthers a 6-5-1 record under Mike Keenan.
t worry state senator
January 1, 2002
She’s been the subject of national attention and a recall effort in her district, but Sen. Kay O’Connor is staying the course. O’Connor, 60, served eight years in the House and is beginning her second year in the Senate.
Births
January 1, 2002
Beth and Jay Self, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.
Iowa State women climb to 12-0
January 1, 2002
Iowa State understands how fortunate it is to be one of the few undefeated women’s basketball teams in the nation. Angie Welle scored four of her 21 points in overtime as No. 5 Iowa State beat San Diego, 69-67, in the championship game of the Surf-N-Slam Hoop Classic late Sunday night.
Americans ring in 2002
January 1, 2002
A crystal ball honoring victims of the World Trade Center attack dropped in Times Square at midnight Monday, signaling the arrival of 2002 and giving patriotic revelers a chance to bid farewell to a year of horrors and heroes.
Book offers thoughts of bin Laden’s No. 2
January 1, 2002
In a book smuggled out of Afghanistan last month, the man considered second in command of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network wrote that when faced with military defeat, “the movement must pull out as many personnel as possible to the safety of a shelter,” to continue the fight at another time and place.
Bush voices optimism in New Year’s message
January 1, 2002
President Bush offered his forecast for 2002 on Monday, predicting a great year because the country has been strengthened by the events of 2001.
Cyclones win by 24, but
January 1, 2002
Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy continues to express dissatisfaction with the performance of his team. The Cyclones defeated Morris Brown, 69-45, Monday night behind Tyray Pearson’s 19 points and 12 rebounds to close out the non-conference portion of their season at 8-6, but Eustachy was not pleased.
Findings to be used in upcoming testimony on proposed purchase
January 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to a for-profit health insurer would result in significant premium increases, state insurance regulators said Monday. Indianapolis-based Anthem, which has 8 million policyholders in eight states, has proposed buying Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas the state’s largest insurer that covers about 700,000 people for about $190 million.
Briefly
January 1, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Alert continues into new year Paris: Air France flight to U.S. makes emergency landing Washington, D.C.: EPA completes fumigation of Senate office building Afghanistan: New peacekeepers arrive
World briefs
January 1, 2002
Crackdown on militants eases tension with India Police confiscate tons of fireworks Congressional leader sworn in as president Explosions kill 18 in fireworks factories
6Sports video report: Hinrich helps Jayhawks go 10-1
January 1, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on KU Jayhawk Kirk Hinrich and his role in Saturday’s win against the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Horoscopes
January 1, 2002
For Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002. Those with birthdays today: Extremes mark relationships and partnerships in general. Learn to discuss touchy issues without the War of the Roses breaking out. Diplomacy works wonders in your business and personal life. If single, you might be quite intrigued by someone you meet in your daily life. It’s your call what happens here. If attached, stay calm when facing differences. Realize just how much you care about each other. Are the arguments worth it? LEO helps you make money.
New year brings world new hope
January 1, 2002
Revelers thronged the streets of major world cities from Bangkok to Paris early today, welcoming a New Year they hope will usher in greater security and an end to 2001’s economic woes.
Evil of Sept. 11 outweighs good
January 1, 2002
By Larry Eichel The Philadelphia Inquirer Some columnists are in the habit of writing an annual year-end piece that points out the flawed judgments and errant predictions they made over the previous 12 months.
On the street
January 1, 2002
How have the American people changed in 2001? John Moore, unemployed, Lawrence
championship on tap today
January 1, 2002
For the past week, the Associated Press national championship trophy has been on display at every Fiesta Bowl news conference, tantalizing evidence of the implications of today’s game.
Briefly
January 1, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Alert continues into new year Paris: Air France flight to U.S. makes emergency landing Washington, D.C.: EPA completes fumigation of Senate office building Afghanistan: New peacekeepers arrive
Doeren joins KU staff
January 1, 2002
Dave Doeren, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Div. I-AA football champion Montana, has been named Kansas University’s linebackers coach. “Dave is a rising star in the coaching ranks,” KU coach Mark Mangino said Monday.
KU not considering Classic
January 1, 2002
Contrary to a published report, Kansas University’s football team is not contemplating opening its 2002 season at Ohio State in the Pigskin Classic in late August. “There were some preliminary discussions in August, but nothing since,” KU associate athletics director Richard Konzem said.
Narrow win beneficial in long run for Jayhawks
January 1, 2002
By Gary Bedore What, me worry? Not Keith Langford, who wasn’t gnawing his fingernails in the latter stages of last Saturday’s 93-85 victory over Tulsa at Kemper Arena.
Vera I. Brubaker
January 1, 2002
Services for Vera I. Brubaker, 93, Florissant, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brubaker died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Florissant.
Vallen Lancaster
January 1, 2002
Paul Eugene Nellis
January 1, 2002
Services for Paul Eugene Nellis, 70, rural Dexter, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dexter Christian Church. Military rites will follow at Dexter Cemetery. Mr. Nellis died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at his home east of Dexter.
On the record
January 1, 2002
On the record
January 1, 2002
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
Money is key
January 1, 2002
Hold onto hope
January 1, 2002
J-W Editorials Even if we want to, 2001 will be a difficult year to forget. Some years are hard to let go of, and some years we can’t wait to leave. The past year was a little bit of both.
Antonio A. Gutierrez
January 1, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Antonio A. Gutierrez, 70, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, with military honors provided by the Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Gutierrez died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his home.
Daily ticker
January 1, 2002
Daily ticker
January 1, 2002
Dow Industrials 115.49, 10,021.50
Tigers trip La. Tech
January 1, 2002
After Clemson’s up-and-down season, dazzling Woodrow Dantzler is happy with any bowl victory. Even in the snow. Even in Boise.
Sun Bowl: Cougars survive
January 1, 2002
Washington State’s defense shut down Purdue in time for Jason Gesser to rally the Cougars to a Sun Bowl win. Gesser passed for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown Monday to help No. 13 Washington State beat Purdue 33-27.
Silicon Valley Football Classic: Spartans overshadow FSU’s Carr and Co.
Michigan state wins shootout, 44-35
January 1, 2002
In the week leading up to the Silicon Valley Football Classic, Michigan State sat and stewed while Fresno State and star quarterback David Carr got all the attention. “I wanted to throw up before the game,” linebacker Josh Thornhill grumbled.
Gators try to salvage season
While Florida has stumbled, surprising Maryland has soared
January 1, 2002
Too bad for Florida that college football isn’t a video game. If it were, the fifth-ranked Gators would be playing for the national title this week instead of hanging out 3,000 miles away at the Orange Bowl, still wondering what happened to a season full of promise.
Soft-spoken quarterbacks direct powerful offenses
January 1, 2002
They look harmless enough off the field. Nebraska’s Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and Miami’s Ken Dorsey speak softly about the fierce game they play.
Panthers edge Atlanta
Keenan improves to 6-5-1 with Florida
January 1, 2002
Darren Van Impe’s power-play goal with 10:45 remaining lifted the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday. Van Impe, claimed off waivers from the New York Rangers on Dec. 18, scored his first goal for Florida to give the Panthers a 6-5-1 record under Mike Keenan.
Sixers’ coach Brown, player Coleman fined
NBA issues penalities of $7,500 apiece for actions in Utah game
January 1, 2002
Practice was over, and Derrick Coleman, dressed head-to-toe in black, had one thing to say about his one-game suspension and $7,500 fine by the NBA on Monday for his actions against the Utah Jazz on Saturday:
Longhorns lose forward Owens for rest of season
January 1, 2002
Texas forward Chris Owens, the team’s leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Owens suffered the injury during the first half of Texas’ 71-61 loss to Utah on Saturday.
UConn’s Williams sparkles at home
January 1, 2002
There’s no place like home for Tamika Williams. Playing in the shadow of her hometown for the first time in her collegiate career, the Connecticut senior poured in a season-high 20 points and Sue Bird added another 20 in a 97-39 drubbing of Wright State on Monday.
Rosie campaigns for Reno
Talk-show host has fund-raiser for former attorney general’s Florida gubernatorial campaign
January 1, 2002
Talk show host Rosie O’Donnell sponsored a $250-per-person fund-raiser Sunday for Janet Reno, the former U.S. attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor.
Church group, pastor burn Harry Potter books
January 1, 2002
As hundreds protested nearby, a church group burned Harry Potter and other books. Jack Brock, the Christ Community Church founder and pastor, said the books burned Sunday were “a masterpiece of satanic deception.
Balloon released in child’s memory makes 800-mile trip from Kansas
January 1, 2002
At first, Gene and Sue Yoder ignored the answering machine message left by a man whose booming voice said he was D.K., calling from Georgia. After all, they didn’t know anyone in Georgia.
Private group to run KC Zoo
January 1, 2002
The Kansas City Zoo has three lion cubs and a baby tree kangaroo just out of the pouch. Now the zoo’s new, private managers hope to breathe new life into the rest of the zoo, as well.
Antonio A. Gutierrez
January 1, 2002
Alfred O. Murguia
January 1, 2002
Paul Eugene Nellis
January 1, 2002
City survives despite ConAgra fire
January 1, 2002
Juana “Janie” Perkins was 11 years old when her father, a migrant worker who sent money home to his family in Mexico, decided to bring his wife and children to Garden City to live. That was back in the early 1970s. In the years that followed, her father, Antonio Vargas, raised eight children in Garden City. Now 61, he still works at the IBP packing plant where he has been cutting meat on the production line for 20 years.
Terrorism top of world stories
January 1, 2002
Overwhelmingly and not surprisingly journalists around the world chose the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States and the ensuing war on terrorism as the top news story of 2001, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
Analysts: Anthem sale raises premiums
Findings to be used in upcoming testimony on proposed purchase
January 1, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to a for-profit health insurer would result in significant premium increases, state insurance regulators said Monday. Indianapolis-based Anthem, which has 8 million policyholders in eight states, has proposed buying Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas the state’s largest insurer that covers about 700,000 people for about $190 million.
Court orders FCC to rethink SBC plan
January 1, 2002
A federal appeals court ordered the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider whether SBC Communications Inc. should be allowed to offer long-distance phone service in Oklahoma and Kansas. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the FCC did not pay enough attention to competitors’ claims that SBC charged rivals too much for access to its network.
County pleased with owners who registered home businesses
More than 250 companies meet deadline to comply with new regulations
January 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn More than 250 rural home-based businesses complied with new county regulations requiring they become registered by Dec. 31, and those who didn’t likely will face penalties in the near future. Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones said he was pleased 270 rural home-based businesses met the end-of-the-year deadline.
Cardinals bury BYU
Louisville defense secures 5 sacks, 3 INTs in 28-10 win
January 1, 2002
Louisville thought it would have to use offense to beat Brigham Young. The defense made that plan unnecessary. Dave Ragone threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns, and the defense came up with five sacks and three interceptions as No. 23 Louisville beat No. 19 Brigham Young 28-10 Monday in the Liberty Bowl.
Car ignites garage blaze
January 1, 2002
By Mike Belt Ethel McKelvey’s trusty 24-year-old car betrayed her Monday morning after she parked it in the garage below her split-level Lawrence home. The 1977 Oldsmobile Delta Royale caught fire, and the flames spread to a bedroom one floor above.
Wichitan guilty of four murders
Killer likely will receive two ‘hard 50’ sentences
January 1, 2002
Jurors convicted Cornelius Oliver of four counts of murder on Monday, but spared his life by declining to find him guilty of capital murder. The jury deliberated about 16 hours before convicting Oliver, 19, of felony murder for the deaths of his girlfriend, Raeshawnda Wheaton, 18, and her roommate, Odessa Ford, 17, and first-degree murder for the deaths of Ford’s cousin, Quincy Williams, 17, and Jermaine Levy, 19.
Church to vote on shelter
January 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis Parishioners at First United Methodist Church will vote Sunday whether to host homeless Lawrence residents not served by the Salvation Army Shelter. “We’re committed to being a church in ministry downtown,” the Rev. H. Sharon Howell said Monday.
Free clinic
January 1, 2002
Holiday spirit
January 1, 2002
6News video report: The top ten stories of 2001, part 2
January 1, 2002
Janet Reid brings the second part of the top stories of 2001, highlighting the top five stories of 2001.
6News video report: Lawrence police want safe holiday
January 1, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the increased police presence during the New Years celebrations.
6News video report: Top ten stories of 2001, pt. 1
January 1, 2002
Marta Costello starts the countdown of the top ten stories of 2001 with stories ten through six.
Terrorism top of world stories
January 1, 2002
Overwhelmingly and not surprisingly journalists around the world chose the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States and the ensuing war on terrorism as the top news story of 2001, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
U.S. forces search for deposed Taliban leader
January 1, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 7:59 a.m.) Pushing to snatch the elusive leader of Afghanistan’s deposed Taliban, American forces have launched a mission to capture him, probably from the mountains northwest of his Islamic movement’s one-time stronghold, the interim prime minister said.
Doeren joins KU staff
January 1, 2002
Dave Doeren, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Div. I-AA football champion Montana, has been named Kansas University’s linebackers coach. “Dave is a rising star in the coaching ranks,” KU coach Mark Mangino said Monday.
Boston College rips Seton Hall
January 1, 2002
With a broken jaw, it would have been tough for Ryan Sidney to announce his return. Instead, the Boston College guard let Seton Hall know with his play. The 11th-ranked Eagles returned from a nine-day layoff Monday with an 81-66 victory over Seton Hall to open defense of their Big East title, and a rested Sidney was a big part of it.
Sun Bowl: Cougars survive
January 1, 2002
Washington State’s defense shut down Purdue in time for Jason Gesser to rally the Cougars to a Sun Bowl win. Gesser passed for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown Monday to help No. 13 Washington State beat Purdue 33-27.
Church to vote on shelter
January 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis Parishioners at First United Methodist Church will vote Sunday whether to host homeless Lawrence residents not served by the Salvation Army Shelter. “We’re committed to being a church in ministry downtown,” the Rev. H. Sharon Howell said Monday.
s Florida gubernatorial campaign
January 1, 2002
Talk show host Rosie O’Donnell sponsored a $250-per-person fund-raiser Sunday for Janet Reno, the former U.S. attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor.
More than 250 companies meet deadline to comply with new regulations
January 1, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn More than 250 rural home-based businesses complied with new county regulations requiring they become registered by Dec. 31, and those who didn’t likely will face penalties in the near future. Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones said he was pleased 270 rural home-based businesses met the end-of-the-year deadline.
Court orders FCC to rethink SBC plan
January 1, 2002
A federal appeals court ordered the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider whether SBC Communications Inc. should be allowed to offer long-distance phone service in Oklahoma and Kansas. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the FCC did not pay enough attention to competitors’ claims that SBC charged rivals too much for access to its network.
s Williams sparkles at home
January 1, 2002
There’s no place like home for Tamika Williams. Playing in the shadow of her hometown for the first time in her collegiate career, the Connecticut senior poured in a season-high 20 points and Sue Bird added another 20 in a 97-39 drubbing of Wright State on Monday.
Car ignites garage blaze
January 1, 2002
By Mike Belt Ethel McKelvey’s trusty 24-year-old car betrayed her Monday morning after she parked it in the garage below her split-level Lawrence home. The 1977 Oldsmobile Delta Royale caught fire, and the flames spread to a bedroom one floor above.
Commodities
January 1, 2002
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.64; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $3.85. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $3.85. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $3.85. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.81; milo, NA; soybeans, $3.87. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $3.90. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $3.90.
s slaying shocked Lawrence
January 1, 2002
By Joel Mathis The murder of Kansas University student Shannon Martin and the subsequent investigation involving officials in two countries is the top Lawrence news story of 2001 as selected by editors of the Journal-World, 6News and World Online. Martin, 23, was stabbed to death May 13 as she walked to her host family’s house from the Jurassic Bar in Golfito, Costa Rica. She was there to do plant research and was just days away from returning to KU for graduation ceremonies.
Michigan state wins shootout, 44-35
January 1, 2002
In the week leading up to the Silicon Valley Football Classic, Michigan State sat and stewed while Fresno State and star quarterback David Carr got all the attention. “I wanted to throw up before the game,” linebacker Josh Thornhill grumbled.
Tigers trip La. Tech
January 1, 2002
After Clemson’s up-and-down season, dazzling Woodrow Dantzler is happy with any bowl victory. Even in the snow. Even in Boise.
Iowa State women climb to 12-0
January 1, 2002
Iowa State understands how fortunate it is to be one of the few undefeated women’s basketball teams in the nation. Angie Welle scored four of her 21 points in overtime as No. 5 Iowa State beat San Diego, 69-67, in the championship game of the Surf-N-Slam Hoop Classic late Sunday night.
Tar Heels hang on against Tigers
January 1, 2002
North Carolina dominated on defense, while Ronald Curry provided just enough offense to beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Curry scrambled for a 62-yard touchdown and the Tar Heels kept Auburn out of the end zone for nearly 59 minutes, holding on for a 16-10 victory that capped a successful first season for coach John Bunting.
City survives despite ConAgra fire
January 1, 2002
Juana “Janie” Perkins was 11 years old when her father, a migrant worker who sent money home to his family in Mexico, decided to bring his wife and children to Garden City to live. That was back in the early 1970s. In the years that followed, her father, Antonio Vargas, raised eight children in Garden City. Now 61, he still works at the IBP packing plant where he has been cutting meat on the production line for 20 years.
Services closed for holiday
January 1, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed today in observance of New Year’s Day. City, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the general services administration and the courts.
Private group to run KC Zoo
January 1, 2002
The Kansas City Zoo has three lion cubs and a baby tree kangaroo just out of the pouch. Now the zoo’s new, private managers hope to breathe new life into the rest of the zoo, as well.
KU not considering Classic
January 1, 2002
Contrary to a published report, Kansas University’s football team is not contemplating opening its 2002 season at Ohio State in the Pigskin Classic in late August. “There were some preliminary discussions in August, but nothing since,” KU associate athletics director Richard Konzem said.
Free clinic
January 1, 2002
To the editor: Dave Ranney stated in the Dec. 27 J-W: “The city’s medically uninsured could lose the only clinic that treats them if Health Care Access embraces dramatic changes.” I would just like remind your readers that the Heartland Medical Clinic, 619 Vt., provides free medical care to the uninsured three days each week. Volunteer doctors Dennis Sale, D.O., Paul Kurth, M.D. and Peter Kimball, N.D., treat patients on a walk-in basis from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition to free family practice care, Heartland is able to provide many prescriptions free of charge. We welcome anyone who is in need.
Longhorns lose forward Owens for rest of season
January 1, 2002
Texas forward Chris Owens, the team’s leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Owens suffered the injury during the first half of Texas’ 71-61 loss to Utah on Saturday.
6News video report: The top ten stories of 2001, part 2
January 1, 2002
Janet Reid brings the second part of the top stories of 2001, highlighting the top five stories of 2001.
s No. 2
January 1, 2002
In a book smuggled out of Afghanistan last month, the man considered second in command of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist network wrote that when faced with military defeat, “the movement must pull out as many personnel as possible to the safety of a shelter,” to continue the fight at another time and place.
Pentagon reconstruction is expected to cost $700 million
January 1, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 12:58 p.m.) The victims’ families and the nation still grieve, but the once-charred and jagged western flank of the Pentagon no longer looks much like the scene of an American tragedy.
Rapper charged in bank robbery
January 1, 2002
Andre R. Locke, a rapper who went by the name Lil Buddy and had a nationally televised music video, has been charged with bank robbery. Locke appeared in federal court Monday on charges that he entered Vermillion State Bank in Rosemount on Friday, wearing a ski mask, carrying a handgun and demanding money from the tellers.
Alfred O. Murguia
January 1, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred O. Murguia, 81, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan. Burial will follow. Mr. Murguia died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
World briefs
January 1, 2002
Australia: Bush fires get closer to downtown Sydney Jerusalem: President, PM disagree on cease-fire speech
World briefs
January 1, 2002
Australia: Bush fires get closer to downtown Sydney Jerusalem: President, PM disagree on cease-fire speech
Americans ring in 2002
January 1, 2002
A crystal ball honoring victims of the World Trade Center attack dropped in Times Square at midnight Monday, signaling the arrival of 2002 and giving patriotic revelers a chance to bid farewell to a year of horrors and heroes.
Local briefs
January 1, 2002
Local liquor stores report strong New Year’s Eve sales A year marred by tragedy didn’t significantly slow down Lawrence residents’ plans for New Year’s Eve merriment, according to several area liquor store owners. Above, Tim Quillin and Tracy Steitz were busy Monday afternoon selecting beverages for their New Year’s Eve party. Ron Hassen, owner of Ray’s Liquor Warehouse, 1215 W. Sixth St., said sales were not as strong as the previous two seasons, but he said more of that could be attributed to the lack of a millennium-type of event to celebrate. “I’d say sales are still strong,” Hassen said. “They’re just back to pre-millennium sales levels. We knew the last couple of years were the type that you needed to enjoy while they last because it will be a long time before we have sales like that again.” State law doesn’t require liquor stores to be closed today, but most in the Lawrence area will not be open. ________ Taxes: County appraiser sends property forms to residents Douglas County residents soon should be receiving a form from the county appraiser asking them to list the amount of personal property they own. The county appraiser’s office mailed on Monday the 2001 Property Assessment Forms to all county taxpayers. The form will include a listing of all pieces of taxable personal property such as boats, mobile homes, large trucks, trailers and business machinery that the appraiser has previously taxed. Property owners are required to make any changes to the list and sign and return the form to the appraiser’s office by March 15. Late filers will be subject to a penalty. Taxpayers who own taxable personal property, but do not receive a form, should contact the appraiser’s office at 832-5289. ________ Road safety: Highway fatality reported over holiday weekend At least one person was reported killed in traffic on Kansas roads during the long holiday weekend. Patrick McMullen, 52, of Plainville was killed about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was thrown from his car as it went into a ditch and rolled, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident happened on a Rooks County road about three miles east of Plainville, the patrol reported Monday. Last year, seven people died on Kansas roads during the New Year’s holiday counting period. This year’s period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. ________ Conservation: Audubon Society to discuss issues of water quality Water quality issues affecting the Upper Wakarusa watershed will the subject of the Jan. 10 Jayhawk Audubon Society meeting at the Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont streets. The meeting, open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. Speaking at the meeting will be Clyde Mermis, district conservationist with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Doug Musick, Lower Kansas River watershed specialist for Kansas State University’s Haskell Extension Office at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Louisville defense secures 5 sacks, 3 INTs in 28-10 win
January 1, 2002
Louisville thought it would have to use offense to beat Brigham Young. The defense made that plan unnecessary. Dave Ragone threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns, and the defense came up with five sacks and three interceptions as No. 23 Louisville beat No. 19 Brigham Young 28-10 Monday in the Liberty Bowl.
6Sports video report: Another addition to the coaching staff
January 1, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the newest addition to the KU Football coaching staff.
6Sports video report: Hinrich helps Jayhawks go 10-1
January 1, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on KU Jayhawk Kirk Hinrich and his role in Saturday’s win against the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane.