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Rumsfeld: U.S. will complete Afghan mission, find bin Laden
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:51 p.m.) Nearly four months into the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday defended U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and pledged to bring the terrorist leader and his cohorts to justice.
Letter in Senate leader’s office tests negative for anthrax
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:13 p.m.) A suspicious letter was found Thursday in the Capitol office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, but police said initial tests on a powdery substance in the envelope were negative for any hazardous substance.
Talks for surrender of Omar reach `crucial’ stage
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:40 a.m.) Negotiations for the surrender of about 1,500 Taliban fighters, including their supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, have reached a “crucial stage” and a resolution was expected soon, an Afghan intelligence official said Thursday. U.S. officials have expressed doubt that Omar planned to give himself up.
World briefs
January 3, 2002
New photos released of baby princess Monument proposed to Sept. 11 victims U.S. senators meet with opposition leaders Gunmen kill one guard at sports complex
World briefs
January 3, 2002
New photos released of baby princess Monument proposed to Sept. 11 victims U.S. senators meet with opposition leaders Gunmen kill one guard at sports complex
THE MAG: Wake Up Call Poll
January 3, 2002
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - American Excess
January 3, 2002
By Greg Douros Feliz auevo! It’s the new year, and now that the seasonal shopping spree is over, the post-holiday buying binge can commence. It’s also a time to reflect on all the wonderful gifts we Americans received, and ponder whether there’ll be enough room in the basement to place them in perpetual storage. Now, some of us will try to deceive ourselves, saying, “No, this holiday will be different I’ll actually use the Toastmaster 6506 Electric Egg Cooker that was given to me this year.”
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 3, 2002
SLT resolutions
January 3, 2002
To the editor: First, I resolve to show my personal displeasure with the Haskell Indian Nations University faculty, staff and students by initiating a short blast on my car horn every time I pass the 23rd Street entrance to the campus. That beep will be my way of “thanking” them for the under-whelming level of support they have shown their host community in its efforts to address the south Lawrence traffic congestion issue.
Protecting political speech
January 3, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice, who was in Wonderland, although she could have been in Minnesota. The misguided Supreme Court of that state will soon answer to the U.S. Supreme Court, trying to defend the indefensible provisions in the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct, promulgated by the state court, that push campaign regulation, meaning the official supervision of political speech, to new levels of offensiveness.
Pamela J. Joyce
January 3, 2002
Memorial services for Pamela “Pam” J. Joyce, 59, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. She was cremated. Mrs. Joyce died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Clarebridge Cottage, Topeka. She moved to Lawrence in 1965, from Wauneta, Neb.
NBA briefs
January 3, 2002
Ham won’t face charges if he gets counseling Sixers coach Brown says he’s not retiring
NBA briefs
January 3, 2002
Ham won’t face charges if he gets counseling Sixers coach Brown says he’s not retiring
Making changes last
January 3, 2002
By Jane Eisner The Philadelphia Inquirer Like everyone else in America, I remember Sept. 11, and I remember the morning after.
Lawrence briefs
January 3, 2002
Suspect charged with battering police officer Driver leads police on chase
Lawrence briefs
January 3, 2002
Suspect charged with battering police officer Driver leads police on chase
Carrie Edith McAlexander
January 3, 2002
Carol M. Falt
January 3, 2002
A memorial Mass for Carol M. Falt, 87, Los Altos, Calif., will be at 8 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Center, Lawrence. She was cremated. Mrs. Falt died Dec. 5, 2001, at her home.
Nation briefs
January 3, 2002
CNN legal analyst jumps to Fox News Fire destroys top floor at Purina headquarters Dead tree falls on car, killing four occupants
Daily ticker
January 3, 2002
Dow Industrials 51.90, 10,073.40
6News Video Reports: Local homeless shelter may be closing its doors
January 3, 2002
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, which provided Lawrence’s only shelter that allowed intoxicated guests, is debating whether to continue the shelter on weekends.
Sitting pretty
Child-care course at LMH stresses responsibility, safety
January 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Anne Cherry has plenty of baby-sitting experience under her belt. “I do it from like 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Monday for a family in our church that has three kids,” said Anne, a 15-year-old from Lawrence who is home schooled. “I like playing with them the best. We play with their toys, or we play house. The kids like me a lot. They look forward to it.”
Energy plant plans for area in limbo
Duke Energy rethinking $200 million project
January 3, 2002
Plans for a $200 million natural-gas fired electrical generating plant in Leavenworth County are on hold. For about a year, Duke Energy-North America has been studying the possibility of building a power plant at 195th Street and Bauserman Road, about 10 miles north of Tonganoxie. The location is among several U.S. sites being considered.
IMAX version of Disney’s ‘Beast’ a cinematic beauty
January 3, 2002
“My, what tall ceilings you have.” Belle doesn’t actually say those words in the new IMAX version of “Beauty and the Beast,” but you might be tempted. The wide, high IMAX aspect ratio makes everything here, including the Beast’s castle, seem larger than life.
A&E offers football alternatives
January 3, 2002
Fed up with football? Sick of “Survivor”? Don’t care who fathered Rachel’s baby?
NHL Roundup: Carolina’s Francis scores 500th goal
Bruins spoil milestone with 6-3 victory
January 3, 2002
The Boston Bruins weren’t slowed down by Ron Francis or any of the Carolina Hurricanes.
NBA Roundup: Cavs’ Murray burns Warriors
January 3, 2002
Lamond Murray had the perfect opponent to inspire him after being sidelined for three games because of a strained lower back.
Rarest Rose Bowl played in 1942
Away game more unusual than not playing on New Year’s Day
January 3, 2002
The year was 1942, and the nation was recovering from a surprise attack that left thousands dead.
Brady selected for Pro Bowl
Stewart, Gannon complete AFC quarterback contingent
January 3, 2002
Tom Brady made it to the Pro Bowl. So did three members of the Carolina Panthers, a team with one win. And so did Garrison Hearst, who came back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for two years and seemed to have ended his career.
Three Chiefs in Pro Bowl
January 3, 2002
Priest Holmes entered the NFL an undrafted running back from Texas. He had a 1,000-yard rushing season in his second NFL year in Baltimore, but was relegated to a backup during the Ravens’ 2000 Super Bowl season.
Bush faces domestic issues
January 3, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush returns to Washington this week with progress in the war against terrorism but knowing the conflict is nowhere near over. He will face a situation nearly identical to the one his father confronted: a Democratic majority in the Senate lead by a man with a nice smile whose sole objective was to beat Bush in the next election.
SLT resolutions
January 3, 2002
Commission to consider hiring freeze
January 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners for the first time in recent memory may have to consider a hiring freeze if the Legislature is as tightfisted as expected. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said he has alerted the three commissioners that a hiring freeze may be needed if the state’s budget crunch ends up significantly reducing county revenues.
Volunteer save-the-engines effort requires tons of work and space
January 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Basehor resident Tim Christoff would like to save a piece of American history, actually several very big steel and cast iron pieces that together weigh 560 tons. Christoff is leading a volunteer effort to keep seven 1927 Cooper-Bessemer engines, each weighing 80 tons, from going to the scrap heap. The engines until recently were used to compress natural gas at a Williams Pipeline station in Ottawa.
Kidnapping case moves to Chicago
January 3, 2002
A woman accused of taking a toddler from a Chicago bus station will be transferred there for preliminary hearings on federal kidnapping charges, federal officials said Wednesday.
Arafat’s appeal cuts violence
January 3, 2002
Since Yasser Arafat called for an end to bombing and shooting attacks against Israelis more than two weeks ago, Mideast violence has dropped to its lowest levels in the 15-month-old conflict.
Former Austrian president, U.N. chief hospitalized in fall
January 3, 2002
Former Austrian president and U.N. chief Kurt Waldheim has been hospitalized after he fell in the lobby of a hotel at a ski resort, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday.
Zambian leader demands allegiance
January 3, 2002
Levy Mwanawasa was sworn in as Zambia’s president Wednesday and said he wouldn’t tolerate more violence over the contested election that brought him to power.
Travel enjoys holiday rebound
Industry’s future still unpredictable, officials say
January 3, 2002
The weeks around the holidays marked a bustling end to what was one of the most miserable years for the nation’s tourist attractions.
Judge not sympathetic to appeal for delay in terror trial
January 3, 2002
In little more than 20 minutes at court, two things became clear: Zacarias Moussaoui’s lawyers are concerned about finding impartial jurors next fall just after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. And the judge doesn’t see a problem.
Marines find Taliban weapons, intelligence
January 3, 2002
Marines who searched an abandoned Taliban compound in southern Afghanistan found documents and other intelligence that could help in the hunt for Taliban and al-Qaida leaders, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
Web critics: ‘Mulholland Drive’ 2001’s best
January 3, 2002
“Mulholland Drive,” David Lynch’s mind-bending Hollywood mystery, tied with “Memento,” Christopher Nolan’s revenge tale told in reverse, as the Online Film Critics Society’s best movie of 2001.
Cold spell to ease up in days ahead
Dry, frigid temperatures proved troublesome for waterlines, plants, shrubs
January 3, 2002
By Mike Belt That arctic blast of cold air that moved into the Lawrence area last week is expected to weaken with temperatures perhaps climbing back into the 40s Friday, weather forecasters say. But sub-freezing temperatures the last few days have already taken a toll on underground waterlines and new plants and shrubs.
Study finds evidence heart can repair itself
January 3, 2002
Challenging generations of medical lore, researchers have found striking new evidence that the human heart can repair itself. Doctors have long assumed that damage from a heart attack or other ailment is irreversible and that the heart cannot regenerate tissue the way other organs can. But that belief has been shaken by recent research.
Taliban search continues
U.S. doubts Mullah Omar seeking surrender; intelligence chief confirmed dead
January 3, 2002
American bombs killed the Taliban’s intelligence chief, the new Afghan government confirmed Wednesday, and a tribal commander reported that negotiations were under way for the surrender of the ousted Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar. In Washington, Pentagon officials said they doubted Omar was seeking to surrender. Some 1,000 to 1,500 Taliban fighters holding out near Baghran are trying to “negotiate themselves out of a predicament,” spokesman Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem told reporters. “But I think it’s a leap of faith if we believe that that is on the behalf of Mullah Omar himself.”
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Worthy winners and sore losers
The past year’s sporting events earn their fair share of Joneseys and Wojos
January 3, 2002
By Seth Jones Because two people asked for it, I present the 2001 Jonesey Awards. The awards are named after me because they’re mine. Mr. Oscar and Ms. Emmy would be so proud. Awards of shame are called the Wojos, named after former Duke point guard Steve Wojciechowski just because I don’t like that guy.
THE MAG: Parting shot - Ice drops by Scott McClurg 01/03/2002
January 3, 2002
National champ settled tonight unless it isn’t
January 3, 2002
An unlikely matchup in an unlikely setting seems to be the perfect way to end a most improbable college football season. Top-ranked Miami is poised to win its first national championship in a decade when it plays No. 4 Nebraska in the Rose Bowl tonight.
Kansas ranks 1st for online services
January 3, 2002
Kansas has tied with Illinois as a national leader in information technology, according to a report released by the Progress and Freedom Federation and the Center for Digital Government. Kansas and Illinois scored 98.1 out of a possible 100 in the fourth annual survey conducted by the center. Judges researched information technology in city and local governments, looking at eight categories. Kansas received perfect scores for social services and transportation.
India-Pakistan tensions ease; violence persists along border
January 3, 2002
Foreign ministers from India and Pakistan shook hands, smiled and chatted Wednesday and one Pakistani official said the “ice is melting” between the nuclear-armed neighbors. But violence persisted, with an attack outside a legislative building in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir.
Orange Bowl: Florida 56, Md. 23
Grossman relieves, Gators roll
January 3, 2002
This starting stuff is overrated. Banished to the bench for the first 20 minutes of the Orange Bowl, Rex Grossman led Florida to touchdowns on his first six drives and the No. 5 Gators set record after record in a 56-23 crushing of No. 6 Maryland on Wednesday night.
s future still unpredictable, officials say
January 3, 2002
The weeks around the holidays marked a bustling end to what was one of the most miserable years for the nation’s tourist attractions.
Zambian leader demands allegiance
January 3, 2002
Levy Mwanawasa was sworn in as Zambia’s president Wednesday and said he wouldn’t tolerate more violence over the contested election that brought him to power.
Former Austrian president, U.N. chief hospitalized in fall
January 3, 2002
Former Austrian president and U.N. chief Kurt Waldheim has been hospitalized after he fell in the lobby of a hotel at a ski resort, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday.
s appeal cuts violence
January 3, 2002
Since Yasser Arafat called for an end to bombing and shooting attacks against Israelis more than two weeks ago, Mideast violence has dropped to its lowest levels in the 15-month-old conflict.
Murray burns Warriors
January 3, 2002
Lamond Murray had the perfect opponent to inspire him after being sidelined for three games because of a strained lower back.
Bruins spoil milestone with 6-3 victory
January 3, 2002
The Boston Bruins weren’t slowed down by Ron Francis or any of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Commission to consider hiring freeze
January 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners for the first time in recent memory may have to consider a hiring freeze if the Legislature is as tightfisted as expected. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said he has alerted the three commissioners that a hiring freeze may be needed if the state’s budget crunch ends up significantly reducing county revenues.
Commission approves plats despite floodplain concerns
January 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis City commissioners approved two residential development plats Wednesday, even though the projects would be prohibited under proposed new floodplain regulations.
Stewart, Gannon complete AFC quarterback contingent
January 3, 2002
Tom Brady made it to the Pro Bowl. So did three members of the Carolina Panthers, a team with one win. And so did Garrison Hearst, who came back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for two years and seemed to have ended his career.
KC activist protests G.I. Joe figure
January 3, 2002
A Kansas City activist Wednesday asked local stores not to carry a G.I. Joe figure modeled after police in Cincinnati where conflicts between officers and blacks have led to race riots. At least one store temporarily removed the toy from shelves. Alonzo Washington said the toy could increase tensions between the black community and police after a Kansas City officer Sunday shot a black teen-ager who allegedly pointed a BB gun at a passing patrol car.
Airline passengers to pay security fee
January 3, 2002
The cost of a round trip ticket will rise as much as $10 next month as airline passengers begin paying for security improvements. The Transportation Department said the new security fee of $2.50 per flight, or $5 for passengers who change planes, would take effect Feb. 1. That’s $5 for a round trip nonstop flight, or $10 if the passenger has to change planes each way.
Duke Energy rethinking $200 million project
January 3, 2002
Plans for a $200 million natural-gas fired electrical generating plant in Leavenworth County are on hold. For about a year, Duke Energy-North America has been studying the possibility of building a power plant at 195th Street and Bauserman Road, about 10 miles north of Tonganoxie. The location is among several U.S. sites being considered.
Commodities
January 3, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’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.
Tech women pull away from Jayhawks, 76-54
January 3, 2002
Texas Tech’s inside players turned in strong performances Wednesday night as the No. 9 Lady Raiders defeated Kansas 76-54 in their Big 12 opener. “This was a night for our post players,” Tech coach Marsha Sharp said. “No question, they were a big part of our offense.”
Three Chiefs in Pro Bowl
January 3, 2002
Priest Holmes entered the NFL an undrafted running back from Texas. He had a 1,000-yard rushing season in his second NFL year in Baltimore, but was relegated to a backup during the Ravens’ 2000 Super Bowl season.
Grossman relieves, Gators roll
January 3, 2002
This starting stuff is overrated. Banished to the bench for the first 20 minutes of the Orange Bowl, Rex Grossman led Florida to touchdowns on his first six drives and the No. 5 Gators set record after record in a 56-23 crushing of No. 6 Maryland on Wednesday night.
NU must win to salvage .500 bowl mark for Big 12
January 3, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Now it is left to Nebraska to save the face of Big 12 Conference football. Seven Big 12 schools have preceded the Cornhuskers in the postseason bowl parade and only three of the seven won, meaning the Huskers must triumph against 8-point favorite Miami tonight in order for the league to salvage a .500 record.
Rumsfeld: U.S. will complete Afghan mission, find bin Laden
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 4:51 p.m.) Nearly four months into the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday defended U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and pledged to bring the terrorist leader and his cohorts to justice.
Government cracks down on bioterror gimmicks
January 3, 2002
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.
Judge not sympathetic to appeal for delay in terror trial
January 3, 2002
In little more than 20 minutes at court, two things became clear: Zacarias Moussaoui’s lawyers are concerned about finding impartial jurors next fall just after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. And the judge doesn’t see a problem.
Marines find Taliban weapons, intelligence
January 3, 2002
Marines who searched an abandoned Taliban compound in southern Afghanistan found documents and other intelligence that could help in the hunt for Taliban and al-Qaida leaders, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
THE MAG: Parting shot - Ice drops by Scott McClurg 01/03/2002
January 3, 2002
Ice drops by Scott McClurg
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 3, 2002
Singles 1. “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback
s best
January 3, 2002
“Mulholland Drive,” David Lynch’s mind-bending Hollywood mystery, tied with “Memento,” Christopher Nolan’s revenge tale told in reverse, as the Online Film Critics Society’s best movie of 2001.
s hot spots
January 3, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near When the World Trade Center towers were attacked in September, Lawrence photographer Gary Smith was in Amsterdam at an arts festival, doing what he does best: taking pictures of the local street scene. When he heard the first reports of the plane crashes, he ducked into a coffee shop surrounded by fellow Americans and a hodge-podge of nationals from all over the world. Smith knew instantly that he would soon be on his way to Afghanistan.
January 3, 2002
By Loey Lockerby On the surface, there is nothing realistic about “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Everyone in it is some kind of misunderstood genius, riddled with bizarre personality quirks and existing in an inscrutable time period, a “present day” where people routinely use rotary phones and dress like it’s 1975. Underneath the deliberate comic strangeness, however, there’s a warmth and honesty that make these people more genuine than the inhabitants of most serious dramas.
Snow storm snarls traffic across Southeast U.S.
January 3, 2002
A storm glazed the South with snow and sleet Wednesday, delighting children but knocking out power and making roads treacherously slick from Louisiana to the Carolinas.
Massachusetts grants inheritance rights to children conceived posthumously
January 3, 2002
Children conceived artificially after the father’s death have the same inheritance rights as other youngsters, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.
Kidnapping case moves to Chicago
January 3, 2002
A woman accused of taking a toddler from a Chicago bus station will be transferred there for preliminary hearings on federal kidnapping charges, federal officials said Wednesday.
THE MAG: Movie listings
January 3, 2002
Ali Michael Mann’s sprawling biopic of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali only covers about 10 years of the Champ’s life, from 1964 to 1974. It’s long, frenetic and blessed with a great performance from Will Smith in the lead role. It’s also largely superficial, providing no real insight into Ali as a human being. Mann captures the intensity of the major events in Ali’s life, but these are the public moments, already well known to anyone with even a passing grasp of 20th century sports iconography. The private scenes — the ones that could tell viewers something about Ali the man — mostly serve to comment on the bigger moments, and reveal virtually nothing about who this person is once you strip away the trash-talk and swagger. The relationship between Ali and broadcaster Howard Cosell (played by a typically chameleonic Jon Voight) is the most interesting aspect of the film, but it’s treated with the same superficiality as everything else. Mann is a talented filmmaker, and his energetic style is ideally suited to the story of such a charismatic figure. It’s too bad he let that charisma overwhelm the person underneath. (R) — LL
Kansas ranks 1st for online services
January 3, 2002
Kansas has tied with Illinois as a national leader in information technology, according to a report released by the Progress and Freedom Federation and the Center for Digital Government. Kansas and Illinois scored 98.1 out of a possible 100 in the fourth annual survey conducted by the center. Judges researched information technology in city and local governments, looking at eight categories. Kansas received perfect scores for social services and transportation.
On the street
January 3, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street How are you beating the cold?
THE MAG: Dancing about architecture
January 3, 2002
By Geoff Harkness Elvis Costello once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture one form of expression straining vainly to interpret another. Whether Costello was right or wrong depends on perspective some say that the golden era of music writing died with the passing of outspoken wordsmith Lester Bangs, while others claim it headed south the day his first word was published.
6Sports Video Reports: Lady Jayhawks fall on the road
January 3, 2002
The women’s team continues to struggle in road games, losing to Texas Tech.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 3, 2002
Movies 1. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” $37.3 million
A Lawrence sculptor is inspired by his roots
January 3, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near There is an old joke that says the speed limit on the nation’s highways should be based upon how boring the scenery is in the area you are driving through the less spectacular vistas would allow motorists to accelerate accordingly. So, for parts of Western Kansas, that means the speed limit should be about 135 mph.
THE MAG: Arts Note
January 3, 2002
Exhibit marks Langston Hughes anniversary
THE MAG: News of the Weird
January 3, 2002
Lead stories In December, transgender aspirant Jamie Cooper, 16, of Birmingham, England, told reporters that he planned to store some of his sperm before he changes sexes so that, with the use of a surrogate womb, he can eventually be both the father and the mother of a child (which, if it happens, would be a world’s first). Cooper is now living openly as a girl, has begun anti-testosterone injections, and, under National Health Service rules, will be eligible for surgery in five years. Various church spokespeople were horrified when told of Cooper’s plans.
India-Pakistan tensions ease
January 3, 2002
Foreign ministers from India and Pakistan shook hands, smiled and chatted Wednesday and one Pakistani official said the “ice is melting” between the nuclear-armed neighbors. But violence persisted, with an attack outside a legislative building in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir.
Mangino headed to LHS
January 3, 2002
Tom Mangino, the son of new Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, will enroll today at Lawrence High.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘In the Bedroom’
January 3, 2002
By Dan Lybarger “In the Bedroom” is a grim, upsetting film that deals with painful subject matter in a vague, almost fatalistic way. Because it’s neither neatly resolved nor cheery, it offers little solace to a viewer. Still, a great cast and rookie feature director Todd Field’s sure and intelligent handling keeps the story riveting in an offhand sort of way. There have been other films dealing with vengeance and grief, but Field’s unpredictable approach makes “In the Bedroom” seem richer and more vibrant.
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
An eccentric household struggles for acceptance in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
January 3, 2002
By Loey Lockerby On the surface, there is nothing realistic about “The Royal Tenenbaums.” Everyone in it is some kind of misunderstood genius, riddled with bizarre personality quirks and existing in an inscrutable time period, a “present day” where people routinely use rotary phones and dress like it’s 1975. Underneath the deliberate comic strangeness, however, there’s a warmth and honesty that make these people more genuine than the inhabitants of most serious dramas.
Briefly
January 3, 2002
Police: College student tried to smuggle knife in shoe Islamic parties form alliance to run for office 50 militants arrested Food aid doubles; top diplomat named
Lawrence body artists give piercing insights into the brave new world of pain
January 3, 2002
By Meghan Bainum Jaqie Braden is sick and tired of piercing noses. And at least for a while there’s been almost nothing else for the Skin Illustrations employee to do.
Composer Alan Menken prepares for re-release of Disney classic
January 3, 2002
By Dan Lybarger It’s not surprising that the 1991 Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” is heading back into theaters. A box office smash, it became the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and has inspired video sequels, a TV-series and even a successful Broadway show.
Tax credit helps couple repair historic home
January 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Lynn and Sally Piller are Lawrence’s first recipients of a new tax credit aimed at helping homeowners maintain the state’s historic homes. “It’s great, it’s really going to help,” said Sally Piller.
s Day
January 3, 2002
The year was 1942, and the nation was recovering from a surprise attack that left thousands dead.
U.S. envoy returns to Mideast
January 3, 2002
Israel’s prime minister insisted Wednesday on a week of complete calm before implementing a U.S. truce plan, a position that could put him at odds with a U.S. envoy who is returning to press for a formal cease-fire after a lull in the Mideast fighting.
Euro rolls smoothly on first business day
January 3, 2002
Cashiers across Europe were on the front lines of the largest currency changeover in history Wednesday, taking on the central role of getting old money out of circulation and new euros into the pockets of consumers.
Manslaughter trial opens in hockey-practice death
January 3, 2002
A man accused of beating another father to death after their sons’ hockey practice went on trial Wednesday in a case that has become a national symbol of parental violence at youth sporting events.
Business complex aligns itself with arts interests
January 3, 2002
By Jan Biles A new business complex in northwest Lawrence is aligning itself with the city’s reputation as an arts community, and hoping the connection will bring more residents into its buildings. On Saturday, the owners of Art Executive Office Park, Peterson Road and Kasold Drive, will have an art exhibition and sale to promote the arts-based theme of the complex and their interest in original art.
Births
January 3, 2002
Chet and Dana Hermreck, Williamsburg, a boy, Tuesday. Bud and Amy Jarman, Kansas City, Mo., a boy, Tuesday.
January 3, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Homer Drew likes the name and he loves Drew Gooden’s game. “Drew is a great name to take to the pros,” Valparaiso coach Drew said, smiling after Gooden’s tour-de-force performance in Kansas’ 81-73 win over the Crusaders on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
s office tests negative for anthrax
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 1:13 p.m.) A suspicious letter was found Thursday in the Capitol office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, but police said initial tests on a powdery substance in the envelope were negative for any hazardous substance.
Williams perturbed by defense
January 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee charged out of the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse during the second half of Wednesday’s Kansas-Valparaiso basketball game. He returned shortly after taking care of a nasty upset stomach.
Hotel battle heats up
Bankruptcy filing fuels competitive options
January 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan Even as they face bankruptcy reorganization, the owners of the Lawrence Holidome say they are committed to giving the city’s biggest hotel a facelift. But they concede that even a decision to make cosmetic changes by replacing such items as draperies, bedspreads and cabinets remains under review.
Airline passengers to pay security fee
January 3, 2002
The cost of a round trip ticket will rise as much as $10 next month as airline passengers begin paying for security improvements. The Transportation Department said the new security fee of $2.50 per flight, or $5 for passengers who change planes, would take effect Feb. 1. That’s $5 for a round trip nonstop flight, or $10 if the passenger has to change planes each way.
BIG 12 Men Roundup: Mizzou halts slide, 74-47
Rush, Gilbert combine for 40 points in rout of Coppin State
January 3, 2002
The shots finally fell for Missouri’s big scorers.
Top 25 Women Roundup: KSU stuns No. 4 Iowa State
January 3, 2002
Kendra Wecker had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas State toppled No. 4 Iowa State, 69-63, Wednesday night to snap the Cyclones’ 26-game home winning streak.
Pamela J. Joyce
January 3, 2002
Congressman visits president of Philippines
January 3, 2002
A Congressman from the home district of a Kansas missionary couple being held hostage by Muslim extremists was assured by the Philippines’ president that everything possible was being done to rescue them, an official said. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met late Tuesday with Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., after he was briefed by the Philippine military about efforts to rescue Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, said Press Undersecretary Roberto Capco.
KC activist protests G.I. Joe figure
January 3, 2002
A Kansas City activist Wednesday asked local stores not to carry a G.I. Joe figure modeled after police in Cincinnati where conflicts between officers and blacks have led to race riots. At least one store temporarily removed the toy from shelves. Alonzo Washington said the toy could increase tensions between the black community and police after a Kansas City officer Sunday shot a black teen-ager who allegedly pointed a BB gun at a passing patrol car.
Carol M. Falt
January 3, 2002
Commission approves plats despite floodplain concerns
January 3, 2002
By Joel Mathis City commissioners approved two residential development plats Wednesday, even though the projects would be prohibited under proposed new floodplain regulations.
Euro rolls smoothly on first business day
January 3, 2002
Cashiers across Europe were on the front lines of the largest currency changeover in history Wednesday, taking on the central role of getting old money out of circulation and new euros into the pockets of consumers.
Government cracks down on bioterror gimmicks
January 3, 2002
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.
Snow storm snarls traffic across Southeast U.S.
January 3, 2002
A storm glazed the South with snow and sleet Wednesday, delighting children but knocking out power and making roads treacherously slick from Louisiana to the Carolinas.
THE MAG: Arts Note
January 3, 2002
Exhibit marks Langston Hughes anniversary
THE MAG: Lure of the rugged plains
A Lawrence sculptor is inspired by his roots
January 3, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near There is an old joke that says the speed limit on the nation’s highways should be based upon how boring the scenery is in the area you are driving through the less spectacular vistas would allow motorists to accelerate accordingly. So, for parts of Western Kansas, that means the speed limit should be about 135 mph.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
January 3, 2002
THE MAG: Movie listings
January 3, 2002
THE MAG: Cover story - The Art of war
A Lawrence artist captures photos in the world’s hot spots
January 3, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near When the World Trade Center towers were attacked in September, Lawrence photographer Gary Smith was in Amsterdam at an arts festival, doing what he does best: taking pictures of the local street scene. When he heard the first reports of the plane crashes, he ducked into a coffee shop surrounded by fellow Americans and a hodge-podge of nationals from all over the world. Smith knew instantly that he would soon be on his way to Afghanistan.
THE MAG: Scar tissue
Lawrence body artists give piercing insights into the brave new world of pain
January 3, 2002
By Meghan Bainum Jaqie Braden is sick and tired of piercing noses. And at least for a while there’s been almost nothing else for the Skin Illustrations employee to do.
THE MAG: Dancing about architecture
January 3, 2002
By Geoff Harkness Elvis Costello once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture one form of expression straining vainly to interpret another. Whether Costello was right or wrong depends on perspective some say that the golden era of music writing died with the passing of outspoken wordsmith Lester Bangs, while others claim it headed south the day his first word was published.
Nation briefs
January 3, 2002
Nitric acid stolen from chemical company Maui beach reopens day after shark attack Nineteen-year-old becomes town’s mayor Repeal sought on law requiring smoking areas
Volunteer save-the-engines effort requires tons of work and space
January 3, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Basehor resident Tim Christoff would like to save a piece of American history, actually several very big steel and cast iron pieces that together weigh 560 tons. Christoff is leading a volunteer effort to keep seven 1927 Cooper-Bessemer engines, each weighing 80 tons, from going to the scrap heap. The engines until recently were used to compress natural gas at a Williams Pipeline station in Ottawa.
Sound off
January 3, 2002
Is it legal to pass the KU on Wheels buses when they’re stopped on campus to drop off students? Lt. Schuyler Bailey of the Kansas University Public Safety Office said there were no ordinances prohibiting someone from passing campus buses while they are discharging students.
THE MAG: Best Bets
January 3, 2002
   
s patriotic tune touches hearts
January 3, 2002
America’s war on terror has its resolute leaders and heroic warriors. Now it may have a mascot in a 2 1/2-year-old moppet whom people at this missile-testing facility call the God Bless America Girl.
Making changes last
January 3, 2002
By Jane Eisner The Philadelphia Inquirer Like everyone else in America, I remember Sept. 11, and I remember the morning after.
New York City rewards big spenders with pair of Broadway tickets
January 3, 2002
New York made Matthew and Rachel Bentley of Australia an offer they couldn’t refuse: Spend some dough and see a show for free.
Nation briefs
January 3, 2002
CNN legal analyst jumps to Fox News Fire destroys top floor at Purina headquarters Dead tree falls on car, killing four occupants
Teacher fears act meant to frighten foreign-born students
January 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The fire that forced Kathi Firns-Hubert’s students to relocate at Hillcrest School has the teacher wondering if the blaze was set to frighten the school’s many foreign students. Thirty-five elementary students in the Lawrence school district’s intensive English language program will meet today in a temporary classroom on the stage of Hillcrest’s gymnasium. A Christmas night fire investigators suspect arson destroyed the large trailer at Hillcrest that Firns-Hubert had used to teach English to international students.
a cinematic beauty
January 3, 2002
“My, what tall ceilings you have.” Belle doesn’t actually say those words in the new IMAX version of “Beauty and the Beast,” but you might be tempted. The wide, high IMAX aspect ratio makes everything here, including the Beast’s castle, seem larger than life.
Protecting political speech
January 3, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice, who was in Wonderland, although she could have been in Minnesota. The misguided Supreme Court of that state will soon answer to the U.S. Supreme Court, trying to defend the indefensible provisions in the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct, promulgated by the state court, that push campaign regulation, meaning the official supervision of political speech, to new levels of offensiveness.
Carrie Edith McAlexander
January 3, 2002
Services for Carrie Edith McAlexander, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. McAlexander died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Fort Myers, Fla.
Elfrieda Westerhouse
January 3, 2002
Graveside services for Elfrieda Westerhouse, 95, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eudora Cemetery. Mrs. Westerhouse died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
January 3, 2002
By Dan Lybarger “In the Bedroom” is a grim, upsetting film that deals with painful subject matter in a vague, almost fatalistic way. Because it’s neither neatly resolved nor cheery, it offers little solace to a viewer. Still, a great cast and rookie feature director Todd Field’s sure and intelligent handling keeps the story riveting in an offhand sort of way. There have been other films dealing with vengeance and grief, but Field’s unpredictable approach makes “In the Bedroom” seem richer and more vibrant.
THE MAG: CD Reviews - De La Soul, No Doubt
January 3, 2002
De La Soul “AOI: Bionix”
Valpariso
January 3, 2002
Kevin Romary recounts the game, which was dominated by Drew Gooden.
Water weapon
January 3, 2002
J-W Editorials The action of two rural water districts may force city officials to consider better ways to control Lawrence’s growth. Lawrence city officials have known for a long time that withholding water meters isn’t a good way to control urban sprawl. But because they didn’t have the will to control growth any other way, they used what they had; they tried to keep people from building new houses near the city by saying they couldn’t tap into a rural water district.
6News Video Reports: Local homeless shelter may be closing its doors
January 3, 2002
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, which provided Lawrence’s only shelter that allowed intoxicated guests, is debating whether to continue the shelter on weekends.
t
January 3, 2002
An unlikely matchup in an unlikely setting seems to be the perfect way to end a most improbable college football season. Top-ranked Miami is poised to win its first national championship in a decade when it plays No. 4 Nebraska in the Rose Bowl tonight.
Bush faces domestic issues
January 3, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush returns to Washington this week with progress in the war against terrorism but knowing the conflict is nowhere near over. He will face a situation nearly identical to the one his father confronted: a Democratic majority in the Senate lead by a man with a nice smile whose sole objective was to beat Bush in the next election.
January 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas junior Drew Gooden is starting to put up monumental numbers every time he takes the floor.
THE MAG: Calendar
January 3, 2002
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Elfrieda Westerhouse
January 3, 2002
Horoscopes
January 3, 2002
Blaze may hint of hate crime
Teacher fears act meant to frighten foreign-born students
January 3, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The fire that forced Kathi Firns-Hubert’s students to relocate at Hillcrest School has the teacher wondering if the blaze was set to frighten the school’s many foreign students. Thirty-five elementary students in the Lawrence school district’s intensive English language program will meet today in a temporary classroom on the stage of Hillcrest’s gymnasium. A Christmas night fire investigators suspect arson destroyed the large trailer at Hillcrest that Firns-Hubert had used to teach English to international students.
Fire bombs found in hunt for arsonists
January 3, 2002
As blazes burned wildly around Australia’s largest city for a 10th day and thousands fled their homes today, police discovered the remains of what might have been two homemade bombs used by arsonists to set tinder-dry forests afire.
Briefcase
January 3, 2002
Kmart shares slide on analyst downgrade Military awards Raytheon deal worth possible $1 billion Manufacturing gauge, business activity on rise Judge schedules hearing to consider delay in case
stage
January 3, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 7:40 a.m.) Negotiations for the surrender of about 1,500 Taliban fighters, including their supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, have reached a “crucial stage” and a resolution was expected soon, an Afghan intelligence official said Thursday. U.S. officials have expressed doubt that Omar planned to give himself up.
Child-care course at LMH stresses responsibility, safety
January 3, 2002
By Jim Baker Anne Cherry has plenty of baby-sitting experience under her belt. “I do it from like 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Monday for a family in our church that has three kids,” said Anne, a 15-year-old from Lawrence who is home schooled. “I like playing with them the best. We play with their toys, or we play house. The kids like me a lot. They look forward to it.”
s sporting events earn their fair share of Joneseys and Wojos
January 3, 2002
By Seth Jones Because two people asked for it, I present the 2001 Jonesey Awards. The awards are named after me because they’re mine. Mr. Oscar and Ms. Emmy would be so proud. Awards of shame are called the Wojos, named after former Duke point guard Steve Wojciechowski just because I don’t like that guy.
THE MAG: Wake Up Call - American Excess
January 3, 2002
By Greg Douros Feliz ao nuevo! It’s the new year, and now that the seasonal shopping spree is over, the post-holiday buying binge can commence. It’s also a time to reflect on all the wonderful gifts we Americans received, and ponder whether there’ll be enough room in the basement to place them in perpetual storage. Now, some of us will try to deceive ourselves, saying, “No, this holiday will be different I’ll actually use the Toastmaster 6506 Electric Egg Cooker that was given to me this year.”
On the record
January 3, 2002
On the record
January 3, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
People
January 3, 2002
Talk show terrorists His lips are sealed Movie part paid off Hollywood history burns
Water weapon
January 3, 2002
J-W Editorials The action of two rural water districts may force city officials to consider better ways to control Lawrence’s growth. Lawrence city officials have known for a long time that withholding water meters isn’t a good way to control urban sprawl. But because they didn’t have the will to control growth any other way, they used what they had; they tried to keep people from building new houses near the city by saying they couldn’t tap into a rural water district.
THE MAG: Top movies
January 3, 2002
New York City rewards big spenders with pair of Broadway tickets
January 3, 2002
New York made Matthew and Rachel Bentley of Australia an offer they couldn’t refuse: Spend some dough and see a show for free.
Manslaughter trial opens in hockey-practice death
January 3, 2002
A man accused of beating another father to death after their sons’ hockey practice went on trial Wednesday in a case that has become a national symbol of parental violence at youth sporting events.
Argentina’s president takes office
January 3, 2002
Eduardo Duhalde, a veteran politician and critic of unbridled free-market economics, on Wednesday became Argentina’s fifth president in two weeks as the country braced for the possible devaluation of its peso.
Massachusetts grants inheritance rights to children conceived posthumously
January 3, 2002
Children conceived artificially after the father’s death have the same inheritance rights as other youngsters, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.
Tax credit helps couple repair historic home
January 3, 2002
By Dave Ranney Lynn and Sally Piller are Lawrence’s first recipients of a new tax credit aimed at helping homeowners maintain the state’s historic homes. “It’s great, it’s really going to help,” said Sally Piller.
Dry, frigid temperatures proved troublesome for waterlines, plants, shrubs
January 3, 2002
By Mike Belt That arctic blast of cold air that moved into the Lawrence area last week is expected to weaken with temperatures perhaps climbing back into the 40s Friday, weather forecasters say. But sub-freezing temperatures the last few days have already taken a toll on underground waterlines and new plants and shrubs.
Horoscopes
January 3, 2002
For Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 Those with birthdays today: You will have a good time nearly anywhere you go this year. Others gravitate toward you. You enjoy the people in your life even more. As a result, you express your gentler side. If you are single, you will have your pick of friends and suitors. A new “playmate” enters your life, perhaps through a course or a trip. If you are attached, plan a special long-distance trip.
U.S. doubts Mullah Omar seeking surrender
January 3, 2002
American bombs killed the Taliban’s intelligence chief, the new Afghan government confirmed Wednesday, and a tribal commander reported that negotiations were under way for the surrender of the ousted Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar. In Washington, Pentagon officials said they doubted Omar was seeking to surrender. Some 1,000 to 1,500 Taliban fighters holding out near Baghran are trying to “negotiate themselves out of a predicament,” spokesman Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem told reporters. “But I think it’s a leap of faith if we believe that that is on the behalf of Mullah Omar himself.”
Grammy buzz may have surprises
January 3, 2002
The music industry kicks off every year with a burning question: Who is most likely to battle it out for the Grammys?
THE MAG: Wake Up Call Poll
January 3, 2002
What is the most useless gift you received over the holidays?  
TOP 25 Men Roundup: Raiders hand Butler first loss
Wright State snaps No. 21 Bulldogs’ 15-game home sizz, 90-87 in 2OT
January 3, 2002
Wright State wasn’t worried about Butler’s No. 20 ranking, its unbeaten record or its 15-game home winning streak.
People
January 3, 2002
Talk show terrorists His lips are sealed Movie part paid off Hollywood history burns
Top 25 Women Roundup: KSU stuns No. 4 Iowa State
January 3, 2002
Kendra Wecker had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas State toppled No. 4 Iowa State, 69-63, Wednesday night to snap the Cyclones’ 26-game home winning streak.
Rush, Gilbert combine for 40 points in rout of Coppin State
January 3, 2002
The shots finally fell for Missouri’s big scorers.
Congressman visits president of Philippines
January 3, 2002
A Congressman from the home district of a Kansas missionary couple being held hostage by Muslim extremists was assured by the Philippines’ president that everything possible was being done to rescue them, an official said. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met late Tuesday with Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., after he was briefed by the Philippine military about efforts to rescue Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, said Press Undersecretary Roberto Capco.
E offers football alternatives
January 3, 2002
Fed up with football? Sick of “Survivor”? Don’t care who fathered Rachel’s baby?
Forward joins elite KU fraternity
January 3, 2002
By Levi Chronister A routine layup by Nick Collison early in the second half of Kansas’ 81-73 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday put the Kansas forward in elite company. Collison’s shot gave him his eighth point of the night and, more importantly, the 1,000th of his career, a mark reached by just 43 other Jayhawks.
Unscientific method may be best way to determine national champion
January 3, 2002
I know you are eager to know what Tuesday’s Mummers Parade and the New Year’s bowl games had in common.
Some childish resolutions
January 3, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Why is it that every year, it is only us the parents who bother making resolutions? Clearly there is a much simpler way to make our lives saner and svelter: Give the resolutions to the kids.
Briefcase
January 3, 2002
Kmart shares slide on analyst downgrade Military awards Raytheon deal worth possible $1 billion Manufacturing gauge, business activity on rise Judge schedules hearing to consider delay in case
Daily ticker
January 3, 2002
Computers did Oregon disservice
Unscientific method may be best way to determine national champion
January 3, 2002
I know you are eager to know what Tuesday’s Mummers Parade and the New Year’s bowl games had in common.
Hospice support group opens series today
January 3, 2002
Midland Hospice Care will sponsor a six-week support group, “Living through Mourning.”
Business complex aligns itself with arts interests
January 3, 2002
By Jan Biles A new business complex in northwest Lawrence is aligning itself with the city’s reputation as an arts community, and hoping the connection will bring more residents into its buildings. On Saturday, the owners of Art Executive Office Park, Peterson Road and Kasold Drive, will have an art exhibition and sale to promote the arts-based theme of the complex and their interest in original art.
U.S. envoy returns to Mideast
January 3, 2002
Israel’s prime minister insisted Wednesday on a week of complete calm before implementing a U.S. truce plan, a position that could put him at odds with a U.S. envoy who is returning to press for a formal cease-fire after a lull in the Mideast fighting.
Toddler’s patriotic tune touches hearts
January 3, 2002
America’s war on terror has its resolute leaders and heroic warriors. Now it may have a mascot in a 2 1/2-year-old moppet whom people at this missile-testing facility call the God Bless America Girl.
Study finds evidence heart can repair itself
January 3, 2002
Challenging generations of medical lore, researchers have found striking new evidence that the human heart can repair itself. Doctors have long assumed that damage from a heart attack or other ailment is irreversible and that the heart cannot regenerate tissue the way other organs can. But that belief has been shaken by recent research.
s president takes office
January 3, 2002
Eduardo Duhalde, a veteran politician and critic of unbridled free-market economics, on Wednesday became Argentina’s fifth president in two weeks as the country braced for the possible devaluation of its peso.
Fire bombs found in hunt for arsonists
January 3, 2002
As blazes burned wildly around Australia’s largest city for a 10th day and thousands fled their homes today, police discovered the remains of what might have been two homemade bombs used by arsonists to set tinder-dry forests afire.
15-game home sizz, 90-87 in 2OT
January 3, 2002
Wright State wasn’t worried about Butler’s No. 20 ranking, its unbeaten record or its 15-game home winning streak.
Hospice support group opens series today
January 3, 2002
Midland Hospice Care will sponsor a six-week support group, “Living through Mourning.”
Bankruptcy filing fuels competitive options
January 3, 2002
By Mark Fagan Even as they face bankruptcy reorganization, the owners of the Lawrence Holidome say they are committed to giving the city’s biggest hotel a facelift. But they concede that even a decision to make cosmetic changes by replacing such items as draperies, bedspreads and cabinets remains under review.
THE MAG: Top movies
January 3, 2002
Music video sales 1. “America: A Tribute To Heroes,” various artists
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 3, 2002
Nation briefs
January 3, 2002
Nitric acid stolen from chemical company Maui beach reopens day after shark attack Nineteen-year-old becomes town’s mayor Repeal sought on law requiring smoking areas
Briefly
January 3, 2002
Police: College student tried to smuggle knife in shoe Islamic parties form alliance to run for office 50 militants arrested Food aid doubles; top diplomat named
THE MAG: ‘Beauty’ secrets
Composer Alan Menken prepares for re-release of Disney classic
January 3, 2002
By Dan Lybarger It’s not surprising that the 1991 Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” is heading back into theaters. A box office smash, it became the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and has inspired video sequels, a TV-series and even a successful Broadway show.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
January 3, 2002
   
Some childish resolutions
January 3, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Why is it that every year, it is only us the parents who bother making resolutions? Clearly there is a much simpler way to make our lives saner and svelter: Give the resolutions to the kids.
THE MAG: CD Reviews - De La Soul, No Doubt
January 3, 2002
Grammy buzz may have surprises
January 3, 2002
The music industry kicks off every year with a burning question: Who is most likely to battle it out for the Grammys?
NU must win to salvage .500 bowl mark for Big 12
January 3, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Now it is left to Nebraska to save the face of Big 12 Conference football. Seven Big 12 schools have preceded the Cornhuskers in the postseason bowl parade and only three of the seven won, meaning the Huskers must triumph against 8-point favorite Miami tonight in order for the league to salvage a .500 record.