Archive for Wednesday, January 2, 2002

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Horoscopes
January 2, 2002
Reason and logic?
January 2, 2002
Bus defense
January 2, 2002
Local briefs
January 2, 2002
Online users install feeds to monitor police scanners Brian Fritz, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., uses his computer and a set of scanners to put a live feed on his Web site, to provide live police and fire scanner information from across the state. His site includes scanner traffic from Kansas City, Mo., police and fire departments, as well as feeds from law enforcement agencies in Topeka, Olathe and Lenexa. “A lot of people can’t afford scanners, and this provides a way for them to listen,” he said. _________________________________ Arts: Major contributor to KC construction, arts scene dies Richard J. Stern, an influential arts supporter whose investment banking firm financed a handful of Kansas City landmarks, died Monday. He was 88. Stern became president of Stern Brothers & Co. in Kansas City, Mo., after his father died in 1956. The investment firm financed many of Kansas City’s largest construction projects, including the Kansas City International Airport, Kemper Arena and the Truman Sports Complex. Stern served on the board of trustees of the Kansas City Art Institute and supported the Lyric Opera for more than 30 years. He also helped found the Kansas City Philharmonic and was an original member of the board of directors of the Kansas City Symphony. Private services are planned. _________________________________ Traffic fatalities: Holiday weekend proves deadly on Kansas roads Traffic accidents killed at least five people in Kansas during the holiday weekend. Diego Velasquez, 20, of Marysville, died when the car he was riding in entered the Interstate 70 median and flipped end over end, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident happened just after 3 a.m. Tuesday about 20 miles west of Topeka. Kacy Fieser, 19, of Norwich, died after losing control of her vehicle about 4 miles north of the Kingman County town late Monday night, the patrol said. The sport utility vehicle rolled at least three times, ejecting Fieser and two passengers, who were injured. In Johnson County, a driver was thrown from a Jeep that went off an Overland Park street about 7 p.m. Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Witnesses said that the driver, whose name was not immediately released, had passed them at a high rate of speed. Patricia K. Zander, 47, of Leon, was killed shortly before 7 p.m. Monday when the vehicle she was driving went out of control on U.S. Highway 54 near El Dorado and overturned in the median, the patrol said. 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 patrol said. The accident happened on a Rooks County road about 3 miles east of Plainville. 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 ended at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. _________________________________ Money: SBA OKs disaster loans Businesses hurt by the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terroristic attacks may be eligible for low-interest loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration says. The SBA already has approved $10 million in disaster loans to 89 small businesses in the Midwest and Southwest under the program. Potentially eligible businesses include those that were in an airport that was closed as a result of a federal mandate or businesses that supplied services to the World Trade Center or Pentagon. “We encourage businesses that feel that they are eligible to contact us and let us see if we can help,” said Raymond Chatham, the director of disaster assistance for the SBA area that includes Kansas. For more information, visit the agency’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster.
Juanita Isabel Gaswint
January 2, 2002
Marvin L. Crawford
January 2, 2002
Predators propelled by late push against Avs
Nashville’s Ronning scores two third-period goals within 1:21 of each other to forge 4-4 deadlock with Colorado
January 2, 2002
The Nashville Predators don’t mind waiting until the third period to get their offense going. For the second straight home game, the Predators rallied late to force overtime.
Wizard wisdom
January 2, 2002
Local briefs
January 2, 2002
Online users install feeds to monitor police scanners Brian Fritz, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., uses his computer and a set of scanners to put a live feed on his Web site, to provide live police and fire scanner information from across the state. His site includes scanner traffic from Kansas City, Mo., police and fire departments, as well as feeds from law enforcement agencies in Topeka, Olathe and Lenexa. “A lot of people can’t afford scanners, and this provides a way for them to listen,” he said. _________________________________ Arts: Major contributor to KC construction, arts scene dies Richard J. Stern, an influential arts supporter whose investment banking firm financed a handful of Kansas City landmarks, died Monday. He was 88. Stern became president of Stern Brothers & Co. in Kansas City, Mo., after his father died in 1956. The investment firm financed many of Kansas City’s largest construction projects, including the Kansas City International Airport, Kemper Arena and the Truman Sports Complex. Stern served on the board of trustees of the Kansas City Art Institute and supported the Lyric Opera for more than 30 years. He also helped found the Kansas City Philharmonic and was an original member of the board of directors of the Kansas City Symphony. Private services are planned. _________________________________ Traffic fatalities: Holiday weekend proves deadly on Kansas roads Traffic accidents killed at least five people in Kansas during the holiday weekend. Diego Velasquez, 20, of Marysville, died when the car he was riding in entered the Interstate 70 median and flipped end over end, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The accident happened just after 3 a.m. Tuesday about 20 miles west of Topeka. Kacy Fieser, 19, of Norwich, died after losing control of her vehicle about 4 miles north of the Kingman County town late Monday night, the patrol said. The sport utility vehicle rolled at least three times, ejecting Fieser and two passengers, who were injured. In Johnson County, a driver was thrown from a Jeep that went off an Overland Park street about 7 p.m. Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Witnesses said that the driver, whose name was not immediately released, had passed them at a high rate of speed. Patricia K. Zander, 47, of Leon, was killed shortly before 7 p.m. Monday when the vehicle she was driving went out of control on U.S. Highway 54 near El Dorado and overturned in the median, the patrol said. 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 patrol said. The accident happened on a Rooks County road about 3 miles east of Plainville. 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 ended at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. _________________________________ Money: SBA OKs disaster loans Businesses hurt by the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terroristic attacks may be eligible for low-interest loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration says. The SBA already has approved $10 million in disaster loans to 89 small businesses in the Midwest and Southwest under the program. Potentially eligible businesses include those that were in an airport that was closed as a result of a federal mandate or businesses that supplied services to the World Trade Center or Pentagon. “We encourage businesses that feel that they are eligible to contact us and let us see if we can help,” said Raymond Chatham, the director of disaster assistance for the SBA area that includes Kansas. For more information, visit the agency’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster.