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Jayhawks ring in the year with a win: KU 81, Valpo 73
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:29 p.m.) Last game, Drew Gooden went into halftime stuck on his 999th career point. Tonight, Nick Collison went into the lockers stuck on 998. Shortly into the second half, Collison rolled one in to become the 44th Jayhawk to notch over 1,000 points.
Web sites told to stop selling unproven bioterrorism protection
January 2, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:07 p.m.) The government has warned dozens of Web site operators to stop making unproven claims about devices for bioterrorism protection including gas masks that may not work as advertised and ultraviolet lights falsely touted as anthrax killers.
Pentagon doubts report that Omar is part of surrender talks
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:23 p.m.) The Defense Department said Wednesday that it doubts negotiations under way for the surrender of Taliban forces include their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.
First multinational troop contingent arrives in Kabul
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:45 a.m.) Negotiations for the surrender of Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar are under way in southern Afghanistan, a commander for the local Afghan intelligence chief told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Mandela backtracks from unreserved support of Afghan war
January 2, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:26 a.m.) Former South African President Nelson Mandela backtracked from his unconditional support for the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, saying his original views may have been “one-sided and overstated.”
Wizard wisdom
January 2, 2002
Teen message
January 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Teens are being recruited to talk to other teens about the dangers and expense of smoking. Looking for a New Year’s resolution? A group of Douglas County teen-agers has a suggestion. Stop smoking.
Marvin L. Crawford
January 2, 2002
Services for Marvin L. Crawford, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Crawford died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Fire damages Waterworks
January 2, 2002
A New Year’s Day fire damaged the main building of the city’s historic Fairmount Waterworks, which had recently undergone a multi-million-dollar restoration. The fire, of unknown origin, broke out at 10 a.m. and was brought under control about 2 1/2 hours later.
Bus defense
January 2, 2002
To the editor: I’ve read one too many criticisms of the city’s bus system and have decided to add my own voice in an attempt to tip the balance.
Briefcase
January 2, 2002
Markets: Trading to resume today Personal finance: Buyers should beware of small print, mag says Taxes: State to open temporary offices
Briefcase
January 2, 2002
Markets: Trading to resume today Personal finance: Buyers should beware of small print, mag says Taxes: State to open temporary offices
Area briefs
January 2, 2002
Police arrest suspect for driving into garage wall Foul play not suspected in Lawrence death Police discover body in Eudora; autopsy scheduled
Area briefs
January 2, 2002
Police arrest suspect for driving into garage wall Foul play not suspected in Lawrence death Police discover body in Eudora; autopsy scheduled
Cancer fighting hormone isolated
January 2, 2002
It is the hormone progestin in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest level of protection against ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center in Durham, N.C., found that ovarian cancer risk was cut by about 50 percent in all women taking contraceptive pills containing the hormones estrogen and progestin.
Anthrax fumigation appears to be successful
January 2, 2002
The poisonous gas pumped into the Hart Senate Office Building last weekend appears to have killed any remaining anthrax spores, Environmental Protection Agency officials said Tuesday.
Airport security outdated, experts say
January 2, 2002
At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons. Metal detectors and X-ray machines used to screen passengers and carry-on luggage date from the 1970s, when they were deployed to prevent hijackings.
Vols rout Michigan
Clausen throws 3 TDs, runs for 2 more
January 2, 2002
Phillip Fulmer, who has coached quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tee Martin, thinks he’s got another special one. Fulmer never really doubted Casey Clausen, but leading the No. 8 Volunteers to a 45-17 victory over No. 17 Michigan in the Citrus Bowl sealed the coach’s faith in the sophomore. Clausen threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more Tuesday.
Gator bowl: Bowden collects career win No. 323 - Florida State 30, Virginia Tech 17
Big fourth quarter lifts Seminoles over Hokies, ties FSU coach with Bryant
January 2, 2002
Chris Rix raced onto the field as the players filed off at the end of the Gator Bowl, looking for the man whose faith had helped him weather a difficult season at quarterback.
Outback bowl: Late field goal lifts Gamecocks past Buckeyes - South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28
Weaver’s 42-yard kick with no time remaining just good enough to sink OSU
January 2, 2002
With the score tied and no time left, South Carolina kicker Daniel Weaver knew his 42-yard field goal attempt wasn’t his best effort. So he put his faith in the wind. The kick barely cleared the crossbar, allowing No. 14 South Carolina to avoid a big embarrassment with a 31-28 victory over No. 22 Ohio State in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
Long wait over for Strickler
January 2, 2002
Steve Stricker had to wait an entire year to make his first visit to Maui for the Mercedes Championships. He qualified by winning the Match Play Championship last year in Australia, which was the first official event of the 2001 season.
Wish list plentiful for 2002
Here’s hoping Woods is measured against other players
January 2, 2002
Another PGA Tour season starts in two days, and already there is change in the wind. The Plantation Course was designed for the prevailing trade winds, but the 32 players gathered at Kapalua for the winners-only Mercedes Championships are likely to see the Kona winds out of the opposite direction, which could lead to quite a test.
Old Dominion cruises, 105-47
January 2, 2002
Okeisha Howard led six Old Dominion players in double figures as the Lady Monarchs defeated William & Mary 105-47 on Tuesday night. Howard scored 20 points in 24 minutes of play for No. 24 Old Dominion (6-4, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association), and Hamchetou Maiga added 15.
Texas Tech denies Wyoming
January 2, 2002
After building a big lead in the first half, Texas Tech seemed to play the second half of its game against Wyoming as if to avoid losing. But Tech (11-1) fended off a comeback and notched its eighth straight win, defeating the Cowboys 90-84 on Tuesday.
OU defense earns praise from Arkansas
But Sooners unimpressive in slim 10-3 victory over Razorbacks in Cotton Bowl
January 2, 2002
For 60 minutes, Arkansas’ quarterbacks were buried in the Cotton Bowl’s green paint. Afterward, they showered the Sooners with praise. Matt Jones: “We knew they were good, but they were amazing.”
Ivanisevic struggles in win
Wimbledon champ survives at Qatar Open 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
January 2, 2002
Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, on a break from military service, struggled past Austria’s Stefan Koubek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday at the $1 million Qatar Open. Ivanisevic, seeded second, recorded his first victory of the new ATP season.
Sooners smother Arkansas in 10-3 win
January 2, 2002
Arkansas coaches had a month to find some weaknesses in the Oklahoma defense. They couldn’t do it. With major award winners Roy Williams and Rocky Calmus leading the way, the No. 10 Sooners tied a school record with nine sacks and held the Razorbacks to just 50 yards in a 10-3 victory Tuesday in the Cotton Bowl.
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.
Ducks hammer Buffs
No. 2 Oregon rips CU, 38-16
January 2, 2002
The dazzling Ducks of Oregon have a new cheer: C’mon Nebraska! With their easy Fiesta Bowl victory, the Ducks made a case for a share of the national championship. The Cornhuskers can make that happen by beating Miami in the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
A special year ahead
January 2, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law A new year always brings with it both hope and fear, hope that the year will be a good one and fear that it might be worse than past years. This year, in particular, I suspect the whole nation approaches the new year in such a way, hoping beyond hope that we may have a better year than last.
KC neighbors fight children’s home
January 2, 2002
Boys Hope Girls Hope has had to overcome residents’ opposition in nearly every community where its 37 group homes have been placed, but the Verona Hills neighborhood in south Kansas City is providing the stiffest challenge yet.
Study to examine Missouri’s self-banning gambling program
January 2, 2002
A planned three-year study should help assess whether compulsive gamblers are getting counseling under Missouri’s pioneering self-banning program � and how many problem gamblers still manage to get back into casinos.
CEK Insurance company continues growth
January 2, 2002
Company: CEK Insurance Inc., 1011 Westdale Road. Owners: Joe Baker, president; Mark Tomes, vice president; and Al Hack Jr., treasurer. Number of employees: 26. Years in business: 70.
Kansas Dental Board launches new Web site
January 2, 2002
The Kansas Dental Board, through its partnership with accessKansas, a service of the Information Network of Kansas, has launched its inaugural Web site.
Marvin L. Crawford
January 2, 2002
Director urges I-beam memorials
January 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Andrew Sicree has an idea. Why not make some of the mangled I-beams from the World Trade Center available to communities wanting to build memorials to those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks?
Rare genetic ailment causes odd odor
Topeka woman says disease makes her smell like rotting fish, which puts off potential employers
January 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Topeka woman is trying to increase public awareness of Trimethylaminuria, a rare disorder that causes her and others with the disease to smell like rotting fish. “Even after I take a shower, there’s still this foul odor,” said Cheryl Fields, 30, a part-time instructor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
6News Video Reports: Fighting teen smoking
January 2, 2002
Tina Terry reports on efforts by local schools to cut down on teen smoking.
3 Saudis beheaded for sodomy
January 2, 2002
Three Saudi men were beheaded Tuesday for committing acts of sodomy and “seducing young men,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Mandela backtracks from unreserved support of Afghan war
January 2, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:26 a.m.) Former South African President Nelson Mandela backtracked from his unconditional support for the war in Afghanistan Wednesday, saying his original views may have been “one-sided and overstated.”
Old things can be new again
January 2, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services What most delights about a New Year is its freshness. Old things are passed away. Except for Sept. 11. That event and its consequences for the individuals who died and the relatives who suffer and the nation that bleeds will remain with us for a long time.
Bloomberg sworn in as NYC mayor, says city will need to make do with less
January 2, 2002
Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg was sworn in as mayor of New York City on Tuesday and issued a call for shared sacrifice to tackle the city’s problems. “To meet the challenges facing our city, we must work together to draw upon the energy, entrepreneurship and talent of all New Yorkers,” Bloomberg said in a New Year’s Day inaugural address.
Births
January 2, 2002
Ashley Latham and Dustin Causer, Lawrence, a boy, Sunday. Jamie Hemme and Christopher Calovich, Oskaloosa, a girl, Sunday.
Sound off
January 2, 2002
Q: I was wondering where I can get a 2002 Douglas County Gardening Calendar? A: The calendars are available at the Douglas County Extension Service, 2110 Harper St. The phone number for that office is 843-7058.
Cancer fighting hormone isolated
January 2, 2002
It is the hormone progestin in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest level of protection against ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center in Durham, N.C., found that ovarian cancer risk was cut by about 50 percent in all women taking contraceptive pills containing the hormones estrogen and progestin.
Asian beef soup is low on fat
January 2, 2002
One serving of this tasty Asian-inspired teriyaki beef soup provides only about 6 grams of total fat but more than half of your daily vitamin C and vitamin A requirements, thanks to its colorful inclusion of plenty of broccoli and carrots.
Rehnquist asks Senate for quicker confirmations
January 2, 2002
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is pressing senators to speed up judicial confirmations with a new urgency because of terrorism. Rehnquist has complained before about slow confirmations, but he directed new, harsh criticism Tuesday at Democrats who have controlled the Senate since June and now decide whether and when to vote on President Bush’s nominees.
On the street
January 2, 2002
Do you favor a tournament over the Bowl Championship Series system? Joe Dougherty, KU graduate student, Lawrence
Anthrax fumigation appears to be successful
January 2, 2002
The poisonous gas pumped into the Hart Senate Office Building last weekend appears to have killed any remaining anthrax spores, Environmental Protection Agency officials said Tuesday.
help in Kandahar search
January 2, 2002
As the hunt for suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar continued Tuesday, American defense officials confirmed that U.S. Marines were helping with “information gathering” at a former Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
Old Dominion cruises, 105-47
January 2, 2002
Okeisha Howard led six Old Dominion players in double figures as the Lady Monarchs defeated William & Mary 105-47 on Tuesday night. Howard scored 20 points in 24 minutes of play for No. 24 Old Dominion (6-4, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association), and Hamchetou Maiga added 15.
s hoping Woods is measured against other players
January 2, 2002
Another PGA Tour season starts in two days, and already there is change in the wind. The Plantation Course was designed for the prevailing trade winds, but the 32 players gathered at Kapalua for the winners-only Mercedes Championships are likely to see the Kona winds out of the opposite direction, which could lead to quite a test.
Coceres, Mickelson to miss Mercedes tourney
January 2, 2002
Jose Coceres of Argentina, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour last year, broke his arm playing soccer with friends and will be out for at least six weeks. Coceres and Phil Mickelson will be the only players to miss the season-opening Mercedes Championships, a winners-only field that starts Thursday at Kapalua.
New housing board building from ground up
January 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis The first step in building a good house is laying a good foundation. The same is true, officials say, for creating affordable housing in Lawrence. That is why the 12 members of the city’s new Housing Trust Fund Board have been wrestling with rules, policies and fund-raising questions since they were appointed in September.
KU Med doctor challenges study on breast cancer
January 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A breast cancer researcher from the Kansas University Medical Center is questioning the impact of a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco, indicated that using a breast pump to collect fluid from the nipple may be a simple and noninvasive way to gauge a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Kansas Dental Board launches new Web site
January 2, 2002
The Kansas Dental Board, through its partnership with accessKansas, a service of the Information Network of Kansas, has launched its inaugural Web site.
CEK Insurance company continues growth
January 2, 2002
Company: CEK Insurance Inc., 1011 Westdale Road. Owners: Joe Baker, president; Mark Tomes, vice president; and Al Hack Jr., treasurer. Number of employees: 26. Years in business: 70.
Begin the new year with an organized desk
January 2, 2002
Your phone is ringing. You want to answer it, but you can’t find it unless you follow the sound of the ring, which is muffled under a heap of paper and a thicket of Post-it notes. Sound like you?
Horoscopes
January 2, 2002
For Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002. Those with birthdays today: You pull the wild card financially this year. If you feel like you have a lucky hunch, then play it out, as long as a loss won’t ultimately do damage. The key to achieving your goals will be to detach and find those who have specialties you need. If you are single, a relationship that has depth will enter your life. You could become more possessive of this person whether you mean to or not. If you are attached, invigorate your life together by planning a special trip. VIRGO reaches out for you.
Teen message
January 2, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Teens are being recruited to talk to other teens about the dangers and expense of smoking. Looking for a New Year’s resolution? A group of Douglas County teen-agers has a suggestion. Stop smoking.
Reason and logic?
January 2, 2002
To the editor: RE: Richard Heckler letter. Oh my gosh! What a surprise! A voice of reason AND viable alternatives to the damn-the-populace-development-at-any-price-mentality that’s surrounded the SLT and 23rd Street issues for years.
Wimbledon champ survives at Qatar Open 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
January 2, 2002
Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, on a break from military service, struggled past Austria’s Stefan Koubek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday at the $1 million Qatar Open. Ivanisevic, seeded second, recorded his first victory of the new ATP season.
No. 9 Texas Tech awaits KU women
January 2, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, which lost five of its final seven nonconference games, will face mighty Texas Tech to open the Big 12 season today. Tipoff will be 8 tonight at the ninth-ranked Red Raiders’ United Spirit Arena.
Fire damages Waterworks
January 2, 2002
A New Year’s Day fire damaged the main building of the city’s historic Fairmount Waterworks, which had recently undergone a multi-million-dollar restoration. The fire, of unknown origin, broke out at 10 a.m. and was brought under control about 2 1/2 hours later.
Director urges I-beam memorials
January 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney Andrew Sicree has an idea. Why not make some of the mangled I-beams from the World Trade Center available to communities wanting to build memorials to those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks?
First multinational troop contingent arrives in Kabul
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 7:45 a.m.) Negotiations for the surrender of Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar are under way in southern Afghanistan, a commander for the local Afghan intelligence chief told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Juanita Isabel Gaswint
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.
Argentina selects 5th president in 2 weeks
January 2, 2002
Peronist party legislator Eduardo Duhalde took office as Argentina’s fifth president in two weeks late Tuesday, facing the country’s most serious political and economic crisis in decades.
Jayhawks ring in the year with a win: KU 81, Valpo 73
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 9:29 p.m.) Last game, Drew Gooden went into halftime stuck on his 999th career point. Tonight, Nick Collison went into the lockers stuck on 998. Shortly into the second half, Collison rolled one in to become the 44th Jayhawk to notch over 1,000 points.
Sooners smother Arkansas in 10-3 win
January 2, 2002
Arkansas coaches had a month to find some weaknesses in the Oklahoma defense. They couldn’t do it. With major award winners Roy Williams and Rocky Calmus leading the way, the No. 10 Sooners tied a school record with nine sacks and held the Razorbacks to just 50 yards in a 10-3 victory Tuesday in the Cotton Bowl.
Road-weary Valpo to meet Jayhawks tonight
January 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Happy New Year, Valparaiso. Valparaiso University basketball players and coaches, in town for tonight’s KU-Crusaders nonconference game (7:05 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse), rang in the new year with a horde of Lawrence residents late Monday night at Set’Em Up Jack’s Bar and Grill.
Long wait over for Strickler
January 2, 2002
Steve Stricker had to wait an entire year to make his first visit to Maui for the Mercedes Championships. He qualified by winning the Match Play Championship last year in Australia, which was the first official event of the 2001 season.
Some examples of executive power
January 2, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It was a classic stealth maneuver and it worked. Two days after Christmas, with President Bush at his Texas ranch and most of official Washington on vacation, the White House announced the rejection of regulations that would have barred companies which repeatedly violate environmental and workplace standards from receiving government contracts.
No. 2 Oregon rips CU, 38-16
January 2, 2002
The dazzling Ducks of Oregon have a new cheer: C’mon Nebraska! With their easy Fiesta Bowl victory, the Ducks made a case for a share of the national championship. The Cornhuskers can make that happen by beating Miami in the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
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.
Argentina selects 5th president in 2 weeks
January 2, 2002
Peronist party legislator Eduardo Duhalde took office as Argentina’s fifth president in two weeks late Tuesday, facing the country’s most serious political and economic crisis in decades.
Bloomberg sworn in as NYC mayor, says city will need to make do with less
January 2, 2002
Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg was sworn in as mayor of New York City on Tuesday and issued a call for shared sacrifice to tackle the city’s problems. “To meet the challenges facing our city, we must work together to draw upon the energy, entrepreneurship and talent of all New Yorkers,” Bloomberg said in a New Year’s Day inaugural address.
Spirit Airlines plane evacuated after bomb threat
January 2, 2002
A Spirit Airlines plane was evacuated Tuesday after a passenger found a bomb threat written on her tray table, an airport official said. The note claimed there was a bomb on board the plane, which had made a scheduled stop at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, said airport spokesman Michael Conway.
Rehnquist asks Senate for quicker confirmations
January 2, 2002
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is pressing senators to speed up judicial confirmations with a new urgency because of terrorism. Rehnquist has complained before about slow confirmations, but he directed new, harsh criticism Tuesday at Democrats who have controlled the Senate since June and now decide whether and when to vote on President Bush’s nominees.
Old things can be new again
January 2, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services What most delights about a New Year is its freshness. Old things are passed away. Except for Sept. 11. That event and its consequences for the individuals who died and the relatives who suffer and the nation that bleeds will remain with us for a long time.
Bus defense
January 2, 2002
Some examples of executive power
January 2, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group It was a classic stealth maneuver and it worked. Two days after Christmas, with President Bush at his Texas ranch and most of official Washington on vacation, the White House announced the rejection of regulations that would have barred companies which repeatedly violate environmental and workplace standards from receiving government contracts.
Asian beef soup is low on fat
January 2, 2002
One serving of this tasty Asian-inspired teriyaki beef soup provides only about 6 grams of total fat but more than half of your daily vitamin C and vitamin A requirements, thanks to its colorful inclusion of plenty of broccoli and carrots.
Short & sweet
January 2, 2002
Putting the bubbles back in the bubbly Rise and shine with ‘Jayni’ McCormick spices it up Tenderness takes time Distiller adds color to vodka
Meals with less calories don’t have to be bland and unfilling
January 2, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger With the holidays and the new year’s transition behind me, my daily challenges have been reduced to these: remembering to date my checks in 2002 and keeping my new year’s resolution to lose weight.
Monitoring police scanners provides new online hobby
Webcams, audio take visitors all over the United States
January 2, 2002
Herman Kanter likes to eavesdrop on different cities from the comfort of his home computer in Overland Park. Webcams show him live pictures. Streaming audio lets him listen to radio stations from distant cities.
Palindromes make sense any way you read them
January 2, 2002
Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz’ rat. You can say that again backward. OK, so the first sentence isn’t true. Hey, we’re not sure Desi Arnaz even had a rat.
Ag teacher abandons corporate world
January 2, 2002
Tim Clark, at age 37 and with years of corporate experience behind him, is a first-year vocational agriculture teacher at Seneca High School. It’s a job he wanted so badly that he willingly took a sizable pay cut.
Begin the new year with an organized desk
January 2, 2002
Your phone is ringing. You want to answer it, but you can’t find it unless you follow the sound of the ring, which is muffled under a heap of paper and a thicket of Post-it notes. Sound like you?
Veteran leadership prized in tough investment times
Venture capitalists faced challenging decisions in 2001
January 2, 2002
In the freewheeling ‘90s, entrepreneur Matt Glenn had little trouble raising venture capital for three different Silicon Valley start-ups that were quickly snapped up by eager buyers. “Money seemed like it was free back then,” said Glenn, now 31. “In retrospect, I was young, dumb and pretty clueless.”
New housing board building from ground up
January 2, 2002
By Joel Mathis The first step in building a good house is laying a good foundation. The same is true, officials say, for creating affordable housing in Lawrence. That is why the 12 members of the city’s new Housing Trust Fund Board have been wrestling with rules, policies and fund-raising questions since they were appointed in September.
Hospital awakes to need for sleep disorders unit
January 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Estimating that thousands of area residents suffer sleep apnea and similar ailments, Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials are considering a partnership that would give the hospital’s sleep disorders lab a permanent place of its own to bed down at night.
Pentagon doubts report that Omar is part of surrender talks
January 2, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 3:23 p.m.) The Defense Department said Wednesday that it doubts negotiations under way for the surrender of Taliban forces include their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.
t have to be bland and unfilling
January 2, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger With the holidays and the new year’s transition behind me, my daily challenges have been reduced to these: remembering to date my checks in 2002 and keeping my new year’s resolution to lose weight.
Hospital awakes to need for sleep disorders unit
January 2, 2002
By Jim Baker Estimating that thousands of area residents suffer sleep apnea and similar ailments, Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials are considering a partnership that would give the hospital’s sleep disorders lab a permanent place of its own to bed down at night.
Big fourth quarter lifts Seminoles over Hokies, ties FSU coach with Bryant
January 2, 2002
Chris Rix raced onto the field as the players filed off at the end of the Gator Bowl, looking for the man whose faith had helped him weather a difficult season at quarterback.
Palindromes make sense any way you read them
January 2, 2002
Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz’ rat. You can say that again backward. OK, so the first sentence isn’t true. Hey, we’re not sure Desi Arnaz even had a rat.
Spirit Airlines plane evacuated after bomb threat
January 2, 2002
A Spirit Airlines plane was evacuated Tuesday after a passenger found a bomb threat written on her tray table, an airport official said. The note claimed there was a bomb on board the plane, which had made a scheduled stop at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, said airport spokesman Michael Conway.
January 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Mom beamed, Dad looked sleepy, and Cole Ray Hermreck calmly took it all in. Cole weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 3/4 inches long arrived at 1 p.m. and became the first baby born in 2002 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Just hours later, the proud family posed for newspaper and television photographers and told the story of Cole’s arrival.
India cools talk of war
January 2, 2002
In a calming down of the war rhetoric between the South Asian rivals, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said Tuesday that his country was open to dialogue with Pakistan if it would shed its “anti-India mentality.”
3 Saudis beheaded for sodomy
January 2, 2002
Three Saudi men were beheaded Tuesday for committing acts of sodomy and “seducing young men,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
s resolutions
January 2, 2002
Local athletes and coaches tell us their New Year’s resolutions.
Juanita Isabel Gaswint
January 2, 2002
Services for Juanita Isabel Gaswint, 87, Baldwin, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Mrs. Gaswint died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Baldwin Care Center.
Texas Tech denies Wyoming
January 2, 2002
After building a big lead in the first half, Texas Tech seemed to play the second half of its game against Wyoming as if to avoid losing. But Tech (11-1) fended off a comeback and notched its eighth straight win, defeating the Cowboys 90-84 on Tuesday.
s 42-yard kick with no time remaining just good enough to sink OSU
January 2, 2002
With the score tied and no time left, South Carolina kicker Daniel Weaver knew his 42-yard field goal attempt wasn’t his best effort. So he put his faith in the wind. The kick barely cleared the crossbar, allowing No. 14 South Carolina to avoid a big embarrassment with a 31-28 victory over No. 22 Ohio State in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
s self-banning gambling program
January 2, 2002
A planned three-year study should help assess whether compulsive gamblers are getting counseling under Missouri’s pioneering self-banning program and how many problem gamblers still manage to get back into casinos.
Airport security outdated, experts say
January 2, 2002
At airports, the war on terrorism is being fought with 30-year-old weapons. Metal detectors and X-ray machines used to screen passengers and carry-on luggage date from the 1970s, when they were deployed to prevent hijackings.
Wizard wisdom
January 2, 2002
To the editor: The most popular movie right now is “The Lord of The Rings.” A fan of the book, I went on Christmas Eve with some trepidation. I left pleased.
A special year ahead
January 2, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law A new year always brings with it both hope and fear, hope that the year will be a good one and fear that it might be worse than past years. This year, in particular, I suspect the whole nation approaches the new year in such a way, hoping beyond hope that we may have a better year than last.
Topeka woman says disease makes her smell like rotting fish, which puts off potential employers
January 2, 2002
By Dave Ranney A Topeka woman is trying to increase public awareness of Trimethylaminuria, a rare disorder that causes her and others with the disease to smell like rotting fish. “Even after I take a shower, there’s still this foul odor,” said Cheryl Fields, 30, a part-time instructor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
Proud parents introduce ‘Cole’
January 2, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Mom beamed, Dad looked sleepy, and Cole Ray Hermreck calmly took it all in. Cole weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 3/4 inches long arrived at 1 p.m. and became the first baby born in 2002 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Just hours later, the proud family posed for newspaper and television photographers and told the story of Cole’s arrival.
Coceres, Mickelson to miss Mercedes tourney
January 2, 2002
Jose Coceres of Argentina, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour last year, broke his arm playing soccer with friends and will be out for at least six weeks. Coceres and Phil Mickelson will be the only players to miss the season-opening Mercedes Championships, a winners-only field that starts Thursday at Kapalua.
Florida QB pulled from starting lineup
Curfew violation costs Grossman; Berlin gets nod today against Maryland
January 2, 2002
The latest turn of Steve Spurrier’s quarterback carousel might be the most curious of all. The Florida coach said Tuesday he was pulling Heisman Trophy runner-up Rex Grossman from the starting lineup for the Orange Bowl against Maryland because Grossman missed curfew on the team’s second night in Miami.
Clippers double trouble
L.A. has seven score in double digits in 112-97 win
January 2, 2002
Missing two starters and mired in a three-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking for someone to play well. They found seven different options. Jeff McInnis led seven players in double figures with 23 points and the Clippers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 112-97 Tuesday night in a matchup of struggling teams.
As the popular soap starts second season,
January 2, 2002
As might have been expected, “Queer as Folk” got mail, and lots of it, in a first season that included sex between young gay men, and lots of it. Unexpectedly, perhaps, it was mostly fan mail about 100,000 messages from supporters versus a scant 100 from detractors, according to Showtime’s count.
Curfew violation costs Grossman
January 2, 2002
The latest turn of Steve Spurrier’s quarterback carousel might be the most curious of all. The Florida coach said Tuesday he was pulling Heisman Trophy runner-up Rex Grossman from the starting lineup for the Orange Bowl against Maryland because Grossman missed curfew on the team’s second night in Miami.
Clausen throws 3 TDs, runs for 2 more
January 2, 2002
Phillip Fulmer, who has coached quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tee Martin, thinks he’s got another special one. Fulmer never really doubted Casey Clausen, but leading the No. 8 Volunteers to a 45-17 victory over No. 17 Michigan in the Citrus Bowl sealed the coach’s faith in the sophomore. Clausen threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more Tuesday.
L.A. has seven score in double digits in 112-97 win
January 2, 2002
Missing two starters and mired in a three-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking for someone to play well. They found seven different options. Jeff McInnis led seven players in double figures with 23 points and the Clippers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 112-97 Tuesday night in a matchup of struggling teams.
People
January 2, 2002
Actor makes ‘bad guys’ human Biographer stands by ‘Dutch’ Language no barrier for actress
India cools talk of war
January 2, 2002
In a calming down of the war rhetoric between the South Asian rivals, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said Tuesday that his country was open to dialogue with Pakistan if it would shed its “anti-India mentality.”
Sugar bowl: Tigers outlast Illini - LSU 47, Illinois 34
Davis runs for 4 TDs; LSU wins shootout
January 2, 2002
Domanick Davis, Josh Reed and Rohan Davey stirred up LSU fans so much, only a rare plea from coach Nick Saban settled them down. In the highest-scoring Sugar Bowl ever, Davis ran for four touchdowns, Reed caught two scoring passes from Davey and No. 12 LSU beat No. 7 Illinois 47-34 Tuesday night.
Web sites told to stop selling unproven bioterrorism protection
January 2, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:07 p.m.) The government has warned dozens of Web site operators to stop making unproven claims about devices for bioterrorism protection including gas masks that may not work as advertised and ultraviolet lights falsely touted as anthrax killers.
But Sooners unimpressive in slim 10-3 victory over Razorbacks in Cotton Bowl
January 2, 2002
For 60 minutes, Arkansas’ quarterbacks were buried in the Cotton Bowl’s green paint. Afterward, they showered the Sooners with praise. Matt Jones: “We knew they were good, but they were amazing.”
Award-winning actress Eileen Heckart dies at 82
January 2, 2002
Eileen Heckart, the lanky, gravel-voiced actress whose skill with comedy and drama won her an Oscar for “Butterflies Are Free,” three Emmys and a special Tony for career excellence, has died. She was 82.
Davis runs for 4 TDs
January 2, 2002
Domanick Davis, Josh Reed and Rohan Davey stirred up LSU fans so much, only a rare plea from coach Nick Saban settled them down. In the highest-scoring Sugar Bowl ever, Davis ran for four touchdowns, Reed caught two scoring passes from Davey and No. 12 LSU beat No. 7 Illinois 47-34 Tuesday night.
Venture capitalists faced challenging decisions in 2001
January 2, 2002
In the freewheeling ‘90s, entrepreneur Matt Glenn had little trouble raising venture capital for three different Silicon Valley start-ups that were quickly snapped up by eager buyers. “Money seemed like it was free back then,” said Glenn, now 31. “In retrospect, I was young, dumb and pretty clueless.”
Webcams, audio take visitors all over the United States
January 2, 2002
Herman Kanter likes to eavesdrop on different cities from the comfort of his home computer in Overland Park. Webcams show him live pictures. Streaming audio lets him listen to radio stations from distant cities.
6News Video Reports: Fighting teen smoking
January 2, 2002
Tina Terry reports on efforts by local schools to cut down on teen smoking.
It’s easy eating green
For a healthful diet, add color to your food choices
January 2, 2002
We’re going to eat more vegetables this week, aren’t we? Cooks who cater to pint-sized picky eaters or full-grown ones may spend time devising ways to hide vegetables in acceptable foods. That’s because they want to protect their loved ones, knowing vegetables are necessary to good health and a balanced diet.
Euro becomes legal tender
January 2, 2002
From bakeries in Paris to newsstands in Vienna to cafes in Rome, Europeans tried out their new currency Tuesday. But many shops were closed for New Year’s, and most customers wound up relying on their old familiar money for at least another day.
Ag teacher abandons corporate world
January 2, 2002
Tim Clark, at age 37 and with years of corporate experience behind him, is a first-year vocational agriculture teacher at Seneca High School. It’s a job he wanted so badly that he willingly took a sizable pay cut.
Euro becomes legal tender
January 2, 2002
From bakeries in Paris to newsstands in Vienna to cafes in Rome, Europeans tried out their new currency Tuesday. But many shops were closed for New Year’s, and most customers wound up relying on their old familiar money for at least another day.
Collison on verge of joining 1,000-point club
January 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden received a warm yet rather short in duration ovation after scoring the 1,000th point of his college basketball career on Saturday night at Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
6Sports Video Reports: New year’s resolutions
January 2, 2002
Local athletes and coaches tell us their New Year’s resolutions.
U.S. confirms Marines’ help in Kandahar search
January 2, 2002
As the hunt for suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar continued Tuesday, American defense officials confirmed that U.S. Marines were helping with “information gathering” at a former Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
Award-winning actress Eileen Heckart dies at 82
January 2, 2002
Eileen Heckart, the lanky, gravel-voiced actress whose skill with comedy and drama won her an Oscar for “Butterflies Are Free,” three Emmys and a special Tony for career excellence, has died. She was 82.
Showtime’s ‘Queer as Folk’ has crossover appeal
As the popular soap starts second season,
January 2, 2002
As might have been expected, “Queer as Folk” got mail, and lots of it, in a first season that included sex between young gay men, and lots of it. Unexpectedly, perhaps, it was mostly fan mail about 100,000 messages from supporters versus a scant 100 from detractors, according to Showtime’s count.
For a healthful diet, add color to your food choices
January 2, 2002
We’re going to eat more vegetables this week, aren’t we? Cooks who cater to pint-sized picky eaters or full-grown ones may spend time devising ways to hide vegetables in acceptable foods. That’s because they want to protect their loved ones, knowing vegetables are necessary to good health and a balanced diet.
s home
January 2, 2002
Boys Hope Girls Hope has had to overcome residents’ opposition in nearly every community where its 37 group homes have been placed, but the Verona Hills neighborhood in south Kansas City is providing the stiffest challenge yet.
Reason and logic?
January 2, 2002
People
January 2, 2002
Actor makes ‘bad guys’ human Biographer stands by ‘Dutch’ Language no barrier for actress
sweet
January 2, 2002
Putting the bubbles back in the bubbly Rise and shine with ‘Jayni’ McCormick spices it up Tenderness takes time Distiller adds color to vodka
Horoscopes
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.
Road-weary Valpo to meet Jayhawks tonight
January 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Happy New Year, Valparaiso. Valparaiso University basketball players and coaches, in town for tonight’s KU-Crusaders nonconference game (7:05 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse), rang in the new year with a horde of Lawrence residents late Monday night at Set’Em Up Jack’s Bar and Grill.
KU Med doctor challenges study on breast cancer
January 2, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A breast cancer researcher from the Kansas University Medical Center is questioning the impact of a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco, indicated that using a breast pump to collect fluid from the nipple may be a simple and noninvasive way to gauge a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Collison on verge of joining 1,000-point club
January 2, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden received a warm yet rather short in duration ovation after scoring the 1,000th point of his college basketball career on Saturday night at Kansas City’s Kemper Arena.
No. 9 Texas Tech awaits KU women
January 2, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, which lost five of its final seven nonconference games, will face mighty Texas Tech to open the Big 12 season today. Tipoff will be 8 tonight at the ninth-ranked Red Raiders’ United Spirit Arena.