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Hawks survive the day: KU 97, CU 85
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 10:27 p.m.) Numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 19, 21, 24 and 25 in the Associated Press poll all lost today, and the Colorado Buffaloes looked to add Kansas to that list. This fast-paced, highly physical affair saw seven ties and lead changes in the first seven minutes, but ended like the previous 24 times these two teams played: with a Jayhawk win.
President mourns first American combat casualty, warns of further deaths
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 7:08 p.m.) President Bush mourned the first American soldier to die from hostile fire in Afghanistan and warned anew that more deaths will follow as the war against terrorism enters a more dangerous phase.
Small plane crashes into building in Tampa after making unauthorized takeoff
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 7:10 p.m.) A 15-year-old student pilot took off in a small plane without permission Saturday and crashed into a skyscraper after ignoring a Coast Guard helicopter’s signals to land, authorities said.
Military veteran, father of two, first U.S. soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 2:47 p.m.) Sitting beside a framed photo of their son, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the parents of the first U.S. soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan fought back tears Saturday as they recalled his Army career.
Arrested teen claims he sent anthrax-laced letters
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:46 a.m.) A teen-ager arraigned on burglary charges Saturday told police he sent an anthrax-laced letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and was planning to send more, authorities said.
Update: U.S. soldier killed, CIA officer wounded in Afghanistan ambush
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:44 a.m.) An Army Special Forces soldier was killed and a CIA officer wounded when ambushed in eastern Afghanistan.
Well being
January 5, 2002
Hope for Type 1 diabetics Work out, fight disease
Well being
January 5, 2002
Hope for Type 1 diabetics Work out, fight disease
On the record
January 5, 2002
On the record
January 5, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
M. Louise Cole
January 5, 2002
Wichita Services for M. Louise Cole, 68, Wichita, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Wichita. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. Mrs. Cole died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita.
Engagements
January 5, 2002
Engagements
January 5, 2002
Blevins-Czerniak Gary and Janet Blevins, Lawrence, and Rodney and Linda Czerniak, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Mandy Elizabeth Blevins and John Jason Czerniak, both of Lawrence.
Elmer R. Robinson
January 5, 2002
Clifford W. Carey
January 5, 2002
Ottawa Services for Clifford W. Carey, 90, Ottawa, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. Mr. Carey died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
NBA Briefs
January 5, 2002
Nelson’s wife ailing Mystics’ coach, GM quit
NBA Briefs
January 5, 2002
Nelson’s wife ailing Mystics’ coach, GM quit
Nation Briefs
January 5, 2002
Indianapolis: Day-care operator gets 40 years in sex crimes Ohio: Teen, 3-year-old killed in apartment shooting Nevada: ER tech pleads guilty to killing mother, baby Maryland: Widow charged in death of husbands, boyfriends
Around and about
January 5, 2002
Melissa Colgan, daughter of Marilyn Colgan of Lawrence, received a $1,000 scholarship at the Kansas Livestock Assn. convention in Wichita. The scholarship is given through the Merial Limited’s “Generation of Excellence” program.
Around and about
January 5, 2002
6News video report: Eudora looking to change local government
January 5, 2002
Marta Costello reports on Eudora’s possible government change.
Clifford W. Carey
January 5, 2002
In-laws charged in killing
January 5, 2002
A Kansas City man found shot to death in his car feared for his life and specifically named his ex-wife’s father as a threat, according to court documents. Prosecutors think Thadd E. Mize’s fears were well-founded; his former in-laws are now charged with killing him.
Free State girls rally, but fall short
Wright sparks comeback before Firebirds tripped by Olathe North, 47-40
January 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Lauren Wright was on fire. Wright’s teammates were forcing turnover after turnover. Free State’s home crowd was hollering, fueling the fourth-quarter comeback. Too little, too late, though. Free State’s girls couldn’t overcome a 16-point second-half deficit and dropped a 47-40 Sunflower League basketball decision to Olathe North on Friday night.
O-North nudges Firebirds
FSHS absorbs 50-38 setback
January 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Not often does Jack Schreiner find himself at a loss for words. Schreiner is Free State High’s boys basketball coach, and he was clearly baffled by the Firebirds’ disjointed performance in Friday night’s 50-38 loss to Olathe North. “I don’t know what to say,” Schreiner uttered.
Kansas, A&M to clash
January 5, 2002
Kansas No. 11 and Texas A&M No. 12. That was the preseason prediction of Big 12 Conference women’s basketball coaches about where the Jayhawks and Aggies would finish in the final 2002 standings. So far, however, Texas A&M has won eight of its 12 nonconference games while Kansas (5-9) is the only team in the league with a losing record.
Gooden’s goal: high energy level at high altitude
January 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas forward Drew Gooden faces two major obstacles tonight: Colorado’s basketball team and Coors Events Center, Alt. 5,430 feet. “The altitude … people say it is just a mind thing, but there’s something about that place I always get winded,” Gooden said.
Lions paste SM East
Lawrence cruises, 61-45, after long layoff
January 5, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s boys basketball team obviously didn’t lounge in a ski lodge during the holiday break. Despite a two-week layoff, the Lions steamrolled to a 61-45 Sunflower League victory over Shawnee Mission East on Friday night in the Lancers’ gym.
NFL Picks: Much at stake for both Raiders, Jets
January 5, 2002
The New York Jets, as is their habit, blew a chance to clinch a playoff spot last week by losing at home to Buffalo. The Oakland Raiders, as is their habit, lost in Denver, putting in jeopardy their chances at a first-round playoff bye.
Vikings dismiss coach
Green forced out during 10th season
January 5, 2002
Dennis Green’s stormy run with the Minnesota Vikings ended Friday when he was forced out with one game left in the season. Green, whose 10-year tenure tied him with Pittsburgh’s Bill Cowher for longest in the league, accepted a buyout of the last two years of his contract.
Moore sees merit of retaining city in his district
January 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., said Friday there would be personal advantage to retention of Lawrence in his congressional district, but he wouldn’t mind sharing the city with Republican Rep. Jim Ryun.
High court to review police search powers
Justices to decide if officers must inform public transportation passengers of legal rights
January 5, 2002
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about police power to search passengers on public transportation, a case the Bush administration says applies to the war on terrorism.
Grand Ole Opry radio station may go to all-sports format
Music fans question sincerity of station’s ‘Always Have Been, Always Will Be’ country slogan
January 5, 2002
The radio station that created the Grand Ole Opry and broadcast it for 76 years may dump the country music format for sports. Sources within Gaylord Entertainment who spoke on condition of anonymity say executives are strongly considering syndication of its weekly Opry show, the longest continuously running music show in radio.
Jobless rate hits 6-year high
Analysts hope economy is beginning to stabilize
January 5, 2002
The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to a six-year high of 5.8 percent in December as businesses slashed payrolls for a fifth straight month. It was the longest stretch of job losses in a decade as the economy continued to falter in recession.
Author released from jail after refusal to cooperate
January 5, 2002
Weeping with joy, an aspiring author was released from jail Friday after spending more than five months behind bars for refusing to hand over her notes about a society murder.
Kansas to send flour miller to Cuba
January 5, 2002
With Cuba about to get its first shipment of American wheat in four decades, the Kansas Wheat Commission will fund a flour miller to teach Cubans how to mill it. Commission board members agreed unanimously Friday to spend $15,000 teaching Cubans the milling characteristics of hard red winter wheat.
Death-row resentencing costs to fall on taxpayers
January 5, 2002
Kansas taxpayers could end up paying around $400,000 for the new sentencing trials for four Kansas men previously sentenced to death. Last week, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered a new sentencing for Gary Kleypas, the first person condemned under the state’s 8-year-old capital punishment law.
Israel seizes ship of smuggled arms
January 5, 2002
Israeli naval commandos in rubber boats commandeered a cargo ship in the Red Sea hundreds of miles from Israel’s shores, finding onboard 50 tons of Iranian-made weapons meant for the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli army chief said Friday.
School district policyholders await Blue Cross move
January 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The possible sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is reverberating among policyholders in the Lawrence school district. “That will significantly impact our decisions,” said Supt. Randy Weseman.
Substance in letter talc, not anthrax
January 5, 2002
The powder in the new threatening letter sent to Sen. Tom Daschle was talc and contained no trace of anthrax, Army scientists and the FBI said Friday. Tests on the letter, which was opened Thursday, were completed more quickly than expected, said a spokesman for the Army’s Fort Detrick in Maryland, where the testing was done.
KDOT offers help on S. Iowa
Money earmarked for new signals
January 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Department of Transportation is offering the city $300,000 to make the intersection of 31st and Iowa streets safer. The money would be earmarked to upgrade traffic signals at the intersection.
Police arrest 5 in kidnapping
Charges filed against four in family in drug-related incident
January 5, 2002
By Mike Belt Four members of an eastern Lawrence family were charged Friday with kidnapping whom authorities called a “witness in an ongoing drug investigation.” Shortly after midnight Thursday, sheriff’s and police officers served a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of New York Street, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday.
3-year-old shoots dad to death in Nashville
January 5, 2002
A rookie police officer was shot to death by his 3-year-old son in front of his pregnant wife after the boy grabbed his father’s gun off the kitchen table. Joshua Haffner, 22, was pronounced dead early Friday after several hours of surgery.
Stocks continue to rise despite report
January 5, 2002
Stocks rose Friday for a third straight session, posting solid gains despite the worst monthly unemployment report in more than six years. Investors focused on data that showed fewer jobs were cut in December than in previous months; those numbers seemed to strengthen Wall Street’s conviction that there will indeed be an economic turnaround this spring.
Nebraska, Miami graduation rates similar
January 5, 2002
Miami might have hammered Nebraska on the football field, but the Hurricanes barely squeaked by the Cornhuskers in the classroom. According to graduation rates reported to the NCAA, of the football players who first enrolled at the University of Miami during the 1994-95 season, 57 percent graduated.
NU defense no match
January 5, 2002
Frank Solich knew quickly that Miami was just too fast. “We have speed, but we don’t have Miami speed,” Nebraska’s coach said Friday. “I don’t know of any other team in the country that has that kind of speed offensively or defensively.”
Really dumb’
January 5, 2002
Museums, music head things-to-do list
January 5, 2002
The aftermath of the holiday season has set in, and most performers are taking a break this weekend. If you’re in a laid-back mood, too, you might check out the exhibits in area museums or catch musician Mark Gottschall performing at Border’s in Overland Park.
Area seniors seek guidance with finances
January 5, 2002
Panorama: Lawrence Municipal Airport
January 5, 2002
Briefly
January 5, 2002
Virginia: Suspect wants trial televised Washington: Hustler publisher demanding access to military missions Washington: U.S. suspends funding to Iraqi opposition group Pakistan: Security agencies arrest dozens of Islamic militants
NHL Roundup: Minnesota powers past Nashville
January 5, 2002
The Minnesota Wild’s power-play unit continues to be the team’s unlikely savior. Andrew Brunette and Lubomir Sekeras scored power-play goals during a five-minute span in the first period to lead the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
NBA Roundup: Jordan, Wizards nip Bulls
January 5, 2002
Unable to hit a shot and worn out by a sinus infection, Michael Jordan somehow summoned the energy to put an exclamation point on a victory against his former team. Jordan grabbed Ron Mercer’s layup out of the air with both hands and pinned it against the backboard in the final seconds of Washington’s 89-83 victory over Chicago on Friday.
Relying on Afghans to catch bin Laden is problematic
January 5, 2002
One reason the United States hasn’t caught Osama bin Laden is the decision to depend on Afghans to do most of the hunting rather than commit thousands of U.S. troops on the ground, many military experts believe.
Afghans say Taliban chief surrounded
American commander claims U.S. does not know Omar’s location
January 5, 2002
The Afghan foreign minister said Mullah Mohammad Omar was surrounded by anti-Taliban forces near the central city of Baghran, as U.S. troops and warplanes on Friday went after al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan.
College Basketball Briefs
January 5, 2002
Auburn center sidelined ISU’s Block injured Former aide files suit
College Basketball Briefs
January 5, 2002
Auburn center sidelined ISU’s Block injured Former aide files suit
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 5, 2002
On Jan. 5, 1902, the Lawrence World reported, “This is the revival season on the churches, and this paper desires to say just one word to the revivalists. This town is ripe for harvest of souls, but they must be captured in the regular way. There is neither sense nor reason in an evangelist being a man who gets the people in fighting. Every great revival carries in the wake a town row that is never ending. What is wanted is to preach the love of the Lord Jesus Christ and leave this intolerant denouncing on your neighbors out of the question. Religion is more firmly established today than it is because we have become more tolerating, more liberal and more reasonable. Men are no longer scared in the church. It has long been realized that such converts are not worth anything. The men and women whose connection with the church is a benefit are those whose lives are earnest and honest. They have minds and use them. They are needed in the church, but to make the church attractive to them this ignorant, denouncing spirit must be left in the background.”
Top 25 Women: Louisville upends Cincinnati
January 5, 2002
Amanda Wolke scored a career-high 25 points to lead Louisville to a 71-65 victory over No. 25 Cincinnati in the Conference USA opener for both teams Friday. LaKisha Hoffman added 13 points and Kim Graham had 12 for the Cardinals (9-5, 1-0), who earned their first win over a ranked team since January 2000.
No. 1 UConn to face No. 2 Vols
January 5, 2002
The greatest rivalry in women’s college basketball resumes today when No. 1 Connecticut takes on No. 2 Tennessee. Before a sellout crowd of more than 24,000 and a national TV audience, Connecticut (15-0) and Tennessee (11-0) enter the showdown unbeaten.
U2 rocks Grammy nominations
January 5, 2002
Veteran rockers U2 grabbed a leading eight Grammy nominations Friday, including record, album and song of the year. But the day’s biggest surprise was neosoul newcomer India.Arie, who nabbed seven nominations.
Seeking bigger print, fewer clichs
January 5, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Yes, it is again that time of year when those among us conscientiously committed to self-improvement make solemn resolutions. Not qualifying for membership in that select group, I will settle instead for a mixed bag of regulations, questions and challenges for 2002 (some of which are left over from the year just ended).
3-year-old shoots dad to death in Nashville
January 5, 2002
A rookie police officer was shot to death by his 3-year-old son in front of his pregnant wife after the boy grabbed his father’s gun off the kitchen table. Joshua Haffner, 22, was pronounced dead early Friday after several hours of surgery.
Charges filed against four in family in drug-related incident
January 5, 2002
By Mike Belt Four members of an eastern Lawrence family were charged Friday with kidnapping whom authorities called a “witness in an ongoing drug investigation.” Shortly after midnight Thursday, sheriff’s and police officers served a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of New York Street, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday.
Money earmarked for new signals
January 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Department of Transportation is offering the city $300,000 to make the intersection of 31st and Iowa streets safer. The money would be earmarked to upgrade traffic signals at the intersection.
City likely to oppose Blue Cross sale to Anthem
January 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city of Lawrence probably will oppose the proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an Indiana-based insurance company. Frank Reeb, the city’s administrative services director, said in a Thursday memorandum he wasn’t worried services would get worse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the purchaser. Instead, he said they’re unlikely to get better.
Israel seizes ship of smuggled arms
January 5, 2002
Israeli naval commandos in rubber boats commandeered a cargo ship in the Red Sea hundreds of miles from Israel’s shores, finding onboard 50 tons of Iranian-made weapons meant for the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli army chief said Friday.
Kansas to send flour miller to Cuba
January 5, 2002
With Cuba about to get its first shipment of American wheat in four decades, the Kansas Wheat Commission will fund a flour miller to teach Cubans how to mill it. Commission board members agreed unanimously Friday to spend $15,000 teaching Cubans the milling characteristics of hard red winter wheat.
Moore sees merit of retaining city in his district
January 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., said Friday there would be personal advantage to retention of Lawrence in his congressional district, but he wouldn’t mind sharing the city with Republican Rep. Jim Ryun.
Daschle blames economic woes on Bush tax cut
January 5, 2002
With 10 months to go before votes are cast, the political fight for control of Congress began in earnest Friday when Sen. Tom Daschle, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Democrat, blamed the Republicans’ $1.35 trillion tax cut package for most of America’s economic woes.
Justices to decide if officers must inform public transportation passengers of legal rights
January 5, 2002
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about police power to search passengers on public transportation, a case the Bush administration says applies to the war on terrorism.
Bush waxes nostalgic at portrait unveiling
January 5, 2002
With a tear on his cheek, President Bush watched the unveiling of his gubernatorial portrait Friday at the Texas Capitol, where he spoke fondly of old friends and days of working amiably with lawmakers of both parties for the common good.
Tiahrt: U.S. plans to send more troops to rescue Kansas missionaries
January 5, 2002
U.S. military officials are poised to send in more troops and equipment to help the Philippine military rescue an American missionary couple held hostage by Muslim extremists, Rep. Todd Tiahrt said Friday after meeting with the head of the U.S. Pacific Command.
6Sports video report: Olathe North boys roll over Firebirds
January 5, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ basketball loss to Olathe North.
6Sports video report: Free State girls get close loss to Olathe North
January 5, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Free State girls’ basketball loss to Olathe North.
country slogan
January 5, 2002
The radio station that created the Grand Ole Opry and broadcast it for 76 years may dump the country music format for sports. Sources within Gaylord Entertainment who spoke on condition of anonymity say executives are strongly considering syndication of its weekly Opry show, the longest continuously running music show in radio.
Writer claims small doses of baking soda put an end to stomach upset
January 5, 2002
Allow me to tell you about my experience with heartburn, which I have had for a very long time. Last year I started using a toothpaste that contains baking soda. Since then my heartburn is gone. If I change toothpaste, the heartburn comes back, so it’s not a coincidence.
Green forced out during 10th season
January 5, 2002
Dennis Green’s stormy run with the Minnesota Vikings ended Friday when he was forced out with one game left in the season. Green, whose 10-year tenure tied him with Pittsburgh’s Bill Cowher for longest in the league, accepted a buyout of the last two years of his contract.
t stop diehards
January 5, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Although the popularity of bicycling fades a bit during the cold winter months, it’s still an option for people who want to exercise. Until the spring comes, the Lawrence Bicycle Club offers three organized rides every week instead of the normal five.
t always a teaspoon
January 5, 2002
If your house is like mine, taking liquid medicine means heading into the kitchen for a spoon from the silverware drawer. For over-the-counter cough and cold medicine, that’s probably OK, because everyone at my house takes the adult dose.
Museums, music head things-to-do list
January 5, 2002
The aftermath of the holiday season has set in, and most performers are taking a break this weekend. If you’re in a laid-back mood, too, you might check out the exhibits in area museums or catch musician Mark Gottschall performing at Border’s in Overland Park.
Elmer R. Robinson
January 5, 2002
Topeka Services for Elmer R. Robinson, 67, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. today at Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel, Topeka. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Robinson died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at his home.
Area seniors seek guidance with finances
January 5, 2002
Agency: Jayhawk Support Services for Elders Location: 712 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka
NU defense no match
January 5, 2002
Frank Solich knew quickly that Miami was just too fast. “We have speed, but we don’t have Miami speed,” Nebraska’s coach said Friday. “I don’t know of any other team in the country that has that kind of speed offensively or defensively.”
Arrested teen claims he sent anthrax-laced letters
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:46 a.m.) A teen-ager arraigned on burglary charges Saturday told police he sent an anthrax-laced letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and was planning to send more, authorities said.
Substance in letter talc, not anthrax
January 5, 2002
The powder in the new threatening letter sent to Sen. Tom Daschle was talc and contained no trace of anthrax, Army scientists and the FBI said Friday. Tests on the letter, which was opened Thursday, were completed more quickly than expected, said a spokesman for the Army’s Fort Detrick in Maryland, where the testing was done.
Terror tests cover how to destroy airplanes, kill
January 5, 2002
It looked like any other test: fill in the blanks, multiple choice, short essays. But the graded exams found at an al-Qaida camp had deadly implications one question asked how best to shoot down an aircraft, and three terrorists-in-training got the answer right.
warning: 2002 schedule a killer
January 5, 2002
Bring on the Gators. Now that the Miami Hurricanes are national champions again, they can go about the business of defending their first title in 10 years and fifth overall. The big test comes Sept. 7 against Florida, at The Swamp, but without longtime coach Steve Spurrier, who resigned Friday to pursue an NFL job.
FSHS absorbs 50-38 setback
January 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Not often does Jack Schreiner find himself at a loss for words. Schreiner is Free State High’s boys basketball coach, and he was clearly baffled by the Firebirds’ disjointed performance in Friday night’s 50-38 loss to Olathe North. “I don’t know what to say,” Schreiner uttered.
Nebraska, Miami graduation rates similar
January 5, 2002
Miami might have hammered Nebraska on the football field, but the Hurricanes barely squeaked by the Cornhuskers in the classroom. According to graduation rates reported to the NCAA, of the football players who first enrolled at the University of Miami during the 1994-95 season, 57 percent graduated.
Fantasy, reality
January 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Why has the legendary “Arab street” become so silent? Columnist Charles Krauthammer’s analysis about developments in our war against terrorism is headed with a question: “Why is the ‘Arab street’ silent?” His answer: Because a radical Muslim fantasy has met reality.
KU weight center set for 2003 opening
January 5, 2002
Kansas University athletics department officials have established March of 2003 as the scheduled completion date of the new Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center. “We’re in the middle stages of design,” Pat Warren, KU associate athletics director for external affairs, said on Friday. “Construction should begin in the next six to eight weeks.”
Recreation Calendar
January 5, 2002
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
Judge grants class-action status in lawsuit against packer
January 5, 2002
There’s mixed reaction in Kansas to the class-action status that a federal judge in Alabama has granted for a lawsuit accusing IBP Inc. of depressing prices for cattle producers. Ten cattlemen filled the lawsuit five years ago. Last week’s ruling in Montgomery by Senior U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom means that an estimated 30,000 producers who sold cattle to IBP since February 1994 could be included in the suit.
s coach
January 5, 2002
Steve Spurrier took his visor, his Fun ‘N’ Gun and his swagger and left Florida in a stunning resignation Friday. The 56-year-old man derided by his enemies as “Coach Superior” turned his back on a $2.1 million-a-year contract and a lifetime of job security at his alma mater to pursue a job in the NFL.
World Briefs
January 5, 2002
England: 5 Americans killed in private jet crash Australia: Thousands of koalas feared killed in fires Nepal: Postponed summit may threaten talks Sardinia: Oldest male dies at 112 London: Dolly the cloned sheep gets arthritis at age 5 Argentina: Currency to be devalued
Santa Fe Trail sweeps Tongie
January 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A quick Santa Fe Trail surge in the third quarter negated a feisty fourth-quarter comeback by Tonganoxie, and the Chargers defeated the Chieftains, 74-65, in high school boys basketball Friday.
President mourns first American combat casualty, warns of further deaths
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 7:08 p.m.) President Bush mourned the first American soldier to die from hostile fire in Afghanistan and warned anew that more deaths will follow as the war against terrorism enters a more dangerous phase.
Immediate volunteer needs
January 5, 2002
Here are some other volunteer opportunities in Douglas County: Court Appoint Special Advocate (CASA). Volunteers are needed to work as advocates for abused or neglected children by gathering information and writing reports. Call Connie Keeling, 832-5172.
FCE news
January 5, 2002
Stull FCE members will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Ruth Ice. The lesson topic will be “Ethnic Holiday.”
6Sports video report: Free State girls get close loss to Olathe North
January 5, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on Free State girls’ basketball loss to Olathe North.
Horoscopes
January 5, 2002
For Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 Those with birthdays today: Deal with finances in the most realistic way you know how. Seek out others when looking for help streamlining your workload. You often change your mind midstream. Actually, this reversal can be an excellent trait, as it allows you to grow and become more flexible. Your popularity grows, and if single, you might even be overwhelmed by potential suitors. If attached, your relationship will develop a unique playfulness.
January 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Colorado is taking tonight’s Big 12 opener against Kansas seriously. So seriously CU coach Ricardo Patton has had his players off limits to the media in what he’s deemed “Kansas week.”
Cold cuts
January 5, 2002
Subway sandwich employee Dixie Disney finds the footing a bit slick in Topeka. Disney was pulling a load of sandwich ingredients through the falling snow Wednesday in the state capital.
On the street
January 5, 2002
Are you ready for snow? Justin Parr, musician, Lawrence
Effort comes one year after natural gas leaks sparked deadly explosions around city
January 5, 2002
Hutchinson is moving ahead with efforts to find the estimated 150 to 160 abandoned brine wells around the city, only one of which has been plugged since last year’s natural gas leaks.
Analysts hope economy is beginning to stabilize
January 5, 2002
The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to a six-year high of 5.8 percent in December as businesses slashed payrolls for a fifth straight month. It was the longest stretch of job losses in a decade as the economy continued to falter in recession.
Kickapoos, rural districts eye water-supply assistance
January 5, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The Kickapoo tribe and 32 water districts in northeast Kansas will seek at least $400,000 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a study of where the region will find its future water supply.
Cold or flu? Symptoms reveal truth
January 5, 2002
Your nose is running faster than a Triple Crown winner. From your throat blasts a basso rumble with all the percussion of the “1812 Overture.” But you’re still standing, still able to get the kids off to school and deliver that report to the boss. Chances are, you do NOT have the flu.
Relying on Afghans to catch bin Laden is problematic
January 5, 2002
One reason the United States hasn’t caught Osama bin Laden is the decision to depend on Afghans to do most of the hunting rather than commit thousands of U.S. troops on the ground, many military experts believe.
Special forces officer killed in ambush
January 5, 2002
A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier was killed Friday by small-arms fire during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, the first American military death from enemy fire in the war against terrorism. A CIA officer was wounded but was expected to survive.
Author released from jail after refusal to cooperate
January 5, 2002
Weeping with joy, an aspiring author was released from jail Friday after spending more than five months behind bars for refusing to hand over her notes about a society murder.
Nation Briefs
January 5, 2002
Indianapolis: Day-care operator gets 40 years in sex crimes Ohio: Teen, 3-year-old killed in apartment shooting Nevada: ER tech pleads guilty to killing mother, baby Maryland: Widow charged in death of husbands, boyfriends
Area Boys Roundup: Ottawa squeaks past Bonner Springs, 82-79
January 5, 2002
Adam Spratt hit two free throws with seven seconds left to put Ottawa High up by one, and the Cyclones held on for an 82-79 boys basketball victory over Bonner Springs on Friday.
M. Louise Cole
January 5, 2002
Tiahrt: U.S. plans to send more troops to rescue Kansas missionaries
January 5, 2002
U.S. military officials are poised to send in more troops and equipment to help the Philippine military rescue an American missionary couple held hostage by Muslim extremists, Rep. Todd Tiahrt said Friday after meeting with the head of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Kickapoos, rural districts eye water-supply assistance
January 5, 2002
By Joy Ludwig The Kickapoo tribe and 32 water districts in northeast Kansas will seek at least $400,000 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a study of where the region will find its future water supply.
Bush waxes nostalgic at portrait unveiling
January 5, 2002
With a tear on his cheek, President Bush watched the unveiling of his gubernatorial portrait Friday at the Texas Capitol, where he spoke fondly of old friends and days of working amiably with lawmakers of both parties for the common good.
No. 1 UConn to face No. 2 Vols
January 5, 2002
The greatest rivalry in women’s college basketball resumes today when No. 1 Connecticut takes on No. 2 Tennessee. Before a sellout crowd of more than 24,000 and a national TV audience, Connecticut (15-0) and Tennessee (11-0) enter the showdown unbeaten.
Kansas cattlemen split over ruling in IBP case
Judge grants class-action status in lawsuit against packer
January 5, 2002
There’s mixed reaction in Kansas to the class-action status that a federal judge in Alabama has granted for a lawsuit accusing IBP Inc. of depressing prices for cattle producers. Ten cattlemen filled the lawsuit five years ago. Last week’s ruling in Montgomery by Senior U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom means that an estimated 30,000 producers who sold cattle to IBP since February 1994 could be included in the suit.
Top 25 Women: Louisville upends Cincinnati
January 5, 2002
Amanda Wolke scored a career-high 25 points to lead Louisville to a 71-65 victory over No. 25 Cincinnati in the Conference USA opener for both teams Friday. LaKisha Hoffman added 13 points and Kim Graham had 12 for the Cardinals (9-5, 1-0), who earned their first win over a ranked team since January 2000.
Top 25 Men: Oregon knocks off Arizona again
January 5, 2002
This was supposed to be Arizona’s revenge. Instead, it was another Duck drubbing of the Wildcats. Thirteen days after handing Arizona the most one-sided loss in coach Lute Olson’s 19 seasons at the school, Oregon beat the 15th-ranked Wildcats again, 90-80, Friday night.
Hurricanes’ warning: 2002 schedule a killer
January 5, 2002
Bring on the Gators. Now that the Miami Hurricanes are national champions again, they can go about the business of defending their first title in 10 years and fifth overall. The big test comes Sept. 7 against Florida, at The Swamp, but without longtime coach Steve Spurrier, who resigned Friday to pursue an NFL job.
Buffs put bull’s-eye on Jayhawks
Colorado coach Patton declares ‘Kansas week’
January 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Colorado is taking tonight’s Big 12 opener against Kansas seriously. So seriously CU coach Ricardo Patton has had his players off limits to the media in what he’s deemed “Kansas week.”
Duplexes build strong construction year
January 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan Barry Walthall uses a 30-foot tape measure to check floor joists, door clearances and other foundations of Lawrence’s growth. But charting the continual rise in construction would require a much larger tool for the city’s top building inspector.
Survey says: Pets are more than a ball of fur
January 5, 2002
How important are pets in our lives? At the close of 2001, “hot off the press” information showed that there is no doubt about it: Pets are full-fledged members of the family.
FCE news
January 5, 2002
A teaspoon of medicine isn’t always a teaspoon
January 5, 2002
If your house is like mine, taking liquid medicine means heading into the kitchen for a spoon from the silverware drawer. For over-the-counter cough and cold medicine, that’s probably OK, because everyone at my house takes the adult dose.
Toothpaste may offer heartburn relief
Writer claims small doses of baking soda put an end to stomach upset
January 5, 2002
Allow me to tell you about my experience with heartburn, which I have had for a very long time. Last year I started using a toothpaste that contains baking soda. Since then my heartburn is gone. If I change toothpaste, the heartburn comes back, so it’s not a coincidence.
Parental guidance
Dr. Dad’s Workshop’ helps new fathers prepare for baby
January 5, 2002
By Jan Biles Being a new dad can be a perplexing and messy job at times. The baby is crying: Is he fussy or really sick? The baby keeps spitting out her food: Is she telling you she doesn’t like the taste of peas or just having fun oozing them between her lips? The baby has acne: Shouldn’t that happen when the child’s a teen-ager?
Santa Fe Trail sweeps Tongie
January 5, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A quick Santa Fe Trail surge in the third quarter negated a feisty fourth-quarter comeback by Tonganoxie, and the Chargers defeated the Chieftains, 74-65, in high school boys basketball Friday.
Wintertime biking
Cold weather doesn’t stop diehards
January 5, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Although the popularity of bicycling fades a bit during the cold winter months, it’s still an option for people who want to exercise. Until the spring comes, the Lawrence Bicycle Club offers three organized rides every week instead of the normal five.
Anniversary
January 5, 2002
Area Girls Roundup: Ottawa comes back, trips Bonner Springs
January 5, 2002
Ottawa’s Katie Sheffield hit two fourth-quarter three-pointers and Liz Burks went 3-of-4 from the free-throw line late in the period to pull out a 46-43 high school girls basketball victory Friday over Bonner Springs.
Quilt identification offered at museum
January 5, 2002
If you have an heirloom quilt and want to learn more about it, you can bring the quilt to the Kansas City Museum Sunday for identification.
Local briefs
January 5, 2002
County’s air quality ranks among ‘dirtiest 20 percent’ Douglas County ranks among the “dirtiest/worst 20 percent” of all U.S. counties in terms of an average individual’s added cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants, according to a Web site sponsored by the advocacy group Environmental Defense. By logging on to www.scorecard.org,. Internet users can type in Douglas County ZIP codes to receive the county’s ranking based on 1996 Environmental Protection Agency statistics. The site says 96 percent of the air cancer risk in Douglas County comes from mobile sources, including automobiles, buses, airplanes and agricultural and construction equipment. The photo above shows smoke rising from towers at the KPL Energy Center in Lawrence. _________________________________ Law enforcement: Police identify body found New Year’s Day in Eudora Eudora Police have identified the woman found dead in her home Tuesday. She was Kathleen Watts, 42, Police Chief Bill Long said Friday. An autopsy was performed on the body Wednesday but a specific cause of death still hasn’t been identified, Long said. He said it might be three weeks before all of the autopsy tests results were completed. No foul play was suspected, Long said. _________________________________ Disaster assistance: Businesses hurt by Sept. 11 eligible for low-interest loans Businesses hurt in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may be eligible for low-interest loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced. The SBA already 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 located 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. _________________________________ Centennial celebration: Hughes symposium draws interest of cable TV network Lawrence’s February celebration of the life, art and legacy of poet Langston Hughes has attracted attention from the cable TV news network C-SPAN. Organizers of the Langston Hughes Symposium, which begins Feb. 7 at Kansas University, should receive official word Monday from C-SPAN whether it will send a crew to Lawrence to tape symposium events. The three-day symposium coincides with the centennial of Hughes’ birth and will include programs by scholars, poets, and performance artists who will explore themes related to Hughes’ life and work. _________________________________ Education: Forum to address issues relating to school funding Implications of insufficient state and federal funding for public education will be examined Tuesday at a forum sponsored by the Lawrence district’s business and education partnership. The meeting is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Supt. Randy Weseman will provide an overview of the Kansas school funding debate as it relates to the Lawrence district. Options for community activism will be discussed by Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, and federal appropriations for special-education programs in public schools will be presented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan, or his representative.
6News video report: Eudora looking to change local government
January 5, 2002
Marta Costello reports on Eudora’s possible government change.
Redistricting games hurt voters
January 5, 2002
By Rob Richie and Steven Hill Voters, beware. Redistricting is back. Every 10 years it revisits us like a recurring plague. This year’s shenanigans show just why the renewed civic pride in the wake of September’s terrorist attacks won’t bring many disenchanted Americans back to the polls.
Inmate free after 18 years on death row
January 5, 2002
After almost 18 years on Florida’s death row in Raiford, Juan Roberto Melendez spent a restless first night of freedom. “I couldn’t sleep,” a bleary-eyed Melendez told reporters during a Friday news conference in Tallahassee. “It’s like a state of shock.”
Farmers suffer from low prices, index shows
January 5, 2002
Prices for farm products aren’t keeping up with the rising costs for producing them. The December index for all farm products, compiled by the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service, is down 10 points from a year ago.
s killing
January 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Costa Rican woman detained as a suspect in last year’s slaying of Kansas University student Shannon Martin has been charged with the homicide, an FBI agent told Martin’s mother Friday morning.
Small plane crashes into building in Tampa after making unauthorized takeoff
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 7:10 p.m.) A 15-year-old student pilot took off in a small plane without permission Saturday and crashed into a skyscraper after ignoring a Coast Guard helicopter’s signals to land, authorities said.
s location
January 5, 2002
The Afghan foreign minister said Mullah Mohammad Omar was surrounded by anti-Taliban forces near the central city of Baghran, as U.S. troops and warplanes on Friday went after al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan.
Hawks survive the day: KU 97, CU 85
January 5, 2002
(Web Posted Saturday at 10:27 p.m.) Numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 19, 21, 24 and 25 in the Associated Press poll all lost today, and the Colorado Buffaloes looked to add Kansas to that list. This fast-paced, highly physical affair saw seven ties and lead changes in the first seven minutes, but ended like the previous 24 times these two teams played: with a Jayhawk win.
January 5, 2002
To the editor: I wish to point out an unfortunate similarity between two stories in the Jan. 3 edition of the LJW. Both concern local attempts to intimidate people living in Lawrence who came from different cultures.
School district policyholders await Blue Cross move
January 5, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The possible sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is reverberating among policyholders in the Lawrence school district. “That will significantly impact our decisions,” said Supt. Randy Weseman.
Death-row resentencing costs to fall on taxpayers
January 5, 2002
Kansas taxpayers could end up paying around $400,000 for the new sentencing trials for four Kansas men previously sentenced to death. Last week, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered a new sentencing for Gary Kleypas, the first person condemned under the state’s 8-year-old capital punishment law.
In-laws charged in killing
January 5, 2002
A Kansas City man found shot to death in his car feared for his life and specifically named his ex-wife’s father as a threat, according to court documents. Prosecutors think Thadd E. Mize’s fears were well-founded; his former in-laws are now charged with killing him.
NBA Roundup: Jordan, Wizards nip Bulls
January 5, 2002
Unable to hit a shot and worn out by a sinus infection, Michael Jordan somehow summoned the energy to put an exclamation point on a victory against his former team. Jordan grabbed Ron Mercer’s layup out of the air with both hands and pinned it against the backboard in the final seconds of Washington’s 89-83 victory over Chicago on Friday.
NFL Picks: Much at stake for both Raiders, Jets
January 5, 2002
The New York Jets, as is their habit, blew a chance to clinch a playoff spot last week by losing at home to Buffalo. The Oakland Raiders, as is their habit, lost in Denver, putting in jeopardy their chances at a first-round playoff bye.
M to clash
January 5, 2002
Kansas No. 11 and Texas A&M No. 12. That was the preseason prediction of Big 12 Conference women’s basketball coaches about where the Jayhawks and Aggies would finish in the final 2002 standings. So far, however, Texas A&M has won eight of its 12 nonconference games while Kansas (5-9) is the only team in the league with a losing record.
Survey says: Pets are more than a ball of fur
January 5, 2002
How important are pets in our lives? At the close of 2001, “hot off the press” information showed that there is no doubt about it: Pets are full-fledged members of the family.
Area Boys Roundup: Ottawa squeaks past Bonner Springs, 82-79
January 5, 2002
Adam Spratt hit two free throws with seven seconds left to put Ottawa High up by one, and the Cyclones held on for an 82-79 boys basketball victory over Bonner Springs on Friday.
Top 25 Men: Oregon knocks off Arizona again
January 5, 2002
This was supposed to be Arizona’s revenge. Instead, it was another Duck drubbing of the Wildcats. Thirteen days after handing Arizona the most one-sided loss in coach Lute Olson’s 19 seasons at the school, Oregon beat the 15th-ranked Wildcats again, 90-80, Friday night.
Births
January 5, 2002
Howard and Mickie Gillispie, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday. Sherry Daughenbaugh and Jonathan Heffner, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
People
January 5, 2002
She’s changing jobs, that’s all Beer maker Heineken dies at 78 Model declines Playboy invitation
Fantasy, reality
January 5, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Why has the legendary “Arab street” become so silent? Columnist Charles Krauthammer’s analysis about developments in our war against terrorism is headed with a question: “Why is the ‘Arab street’ silent?” His answer: Because a radical Muslim fantasy has met reality.
Area Briefs
January 5, 2002
OLATHE: Investigators find scanner overcharges KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Jewelry store heists draw prison time, fine TOPEKA: Forecasters predict temperatures to warm
Daily ticker
January 5, 2002
Dow Industrials +87.60, 10,259.74
Terror tests cover how to destroy airplanes, kill
January 5, 2002
It looked like any other test: fill in the blanks, multiple choice, short essays. But the graded exams found at an al-Qaida camp had deadly implications one question asked how best to shoot down an aircraft, and three terrorists-in-training got the answer right.
U2 rocks Grammy nominations
January 5, 2002
Veteran rockers U2 grabbed a leading eight Grammy nominations Friday, including record, album and song of the year. But the day’s biggest surprise was neosoul newcomer India.Arie, who nabbed seven nominations.
City likely to oppose Blue Cross sale to Anthem
January 5, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city of Lawrence probably will oppose the proposed sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to an Indiana-based insurance company. Frank Reeb, the city’s administrative services director, said in a Thursday memorandum he wasn’t worried services would get worse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the purchaser. Instead, he said they’re unlikely to get better.
Student’s triceratops treasure to be bare bones of learning
January 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Greg Pelligreen says nothing would spark the interest of an eighth-grader like a 30-foot-long dinosaur skeleton in the classroom. That’s why Pelligreen, a Lawrence resident who teaches earth science at Indian Trail Junior High in Olathe, is looking forward to a new teaching tool set to arrive in 2003 a triceratops skeleton.
Cold or flu? Symptoms reveal truth
January 5, 2002
Your nose is running faster than a Triple Crown winner. From your throat blasts a basso rumble with all the percussion of the “1812 Overture.” But you’re still standing, still able to get the kids off to school and deliver that report to the boss. Chances are, you do NOT have the flu.
Club news
January 5, 2002
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 5, 2002
t a recession threat
January 5, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Deadlines recently sought to assure us that a “slumping economy doesn’t mean crime will rise.” That took me aback as I wondered for whom this assurance was meant. Surely middle-class people especially white middle-classers who, unlike most black middle-classers, might not have po’ folks in the family nipping at their heels and hearts.
Wright sparks comeback before Firebirds tripped by Olathe North, 47-40
January 5, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Lauren Wright was on fire. Wright’s teammates were forcing turnover after turnover. Free State’s home crowd was hollering, fueling the fourth-quarter comeback. Too little, too late, though. Free State’s girls couldn’t overcome a 16-point second-half deficit and dropped a 47-40 Sunflower League basketball decision to Olathe North on Friday night.
Horoscopes
January 5, 2002
Immediate volunteer needs
January 5, 2002
Anniversary
January 5, 2002
Riling Eugene and C.B. Riling, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in their home.
Area Briefs
January 5, 2002
OLATHE: Investigators find scanner overcharges KANSAS CITY, Mo.: Jewelry store heists draw prison time, fine TOPEKA: Forecasters predict temperatures to warm
Daschle blames economic woes on Bush tax cut
January 5, 2002
With 10 months to go before votes are cast, the political fight for control of Congress began in earnest Friday when Sen. Tom Daschle, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Democrat, blamed the Republicans’ $1.35 trillion tax cut package for most of America’s economic woes.
Spurrier steps down as Florida’s coach
January 5, 2002
Steve Spurrier took his visor, his Fun ‘N’ Gun and his swagger and left Florida in a stunning resignation Friday. The 56-year-old man derided by his enemies as “Coach Superior” turned his back on a $2.1 million-a-year contract and a lifetime of job security at his alma mater to pursue a job in the NFL.
Special forces officer killed in ambush
January 5, 2002
A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier was killed Friday by small-arms fire during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, the first American military death from enemy fire in the war against terrorism. A CIA officer was wounded but was expected to survive.
Be sure a new animal adds up
Another pet can bring joy or conflict to household
January 5, 2002
By Jim Baker Midge Grinstead has some advice for pet owners who are considering adding another animal to their household. Think it through carefully, said Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.
Seeking bigger print, fewer clich
January 5, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Yes, it is again that time of year when those among us conscientiously committed to self-improvement make solemn resolutions. Not qualifying for membership in that select group, I will settle instead for a mixed bag of regulations, questions and challenges for 2002 (some of which are left over from the year just ended).
Members to vote on bankruptcy settlement by Jan. 25
January 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Bounced checks and unpaid bills from the bankrupt Farmers Cooperative Assn. largely would be taken care of by this spring under a payment plan being proposed by the Lawrence-based cooperative.
Stocks continue to rise despite report
January 5, 2002
Stocks rose Friday for a third straight session, posting solid gains despite the worst monthly unemployment report in more than six years. Investors focused on data that showed fewer jobs were cut in December than in previous months; those numbers seemed to strengthen Wall Street’s conviction that there will indeed be an economic turnaround this spring.
Lawrence cruises, 61-45, after long layoff
January 5, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High’s boys basketball team obviously didn’t lounge in a ski lodge during the holiday break. Despite a two-week layoff, the Lions steamrolled to a 61-45 Sunflower League victory over Shawnee Mission East on Friday night in the Lancers’ gym.
s goal: high energy level at high altitude
January 5, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas forward Drew Gooden faces two major obstacles tonight: Colorado’s basketball team and Coors Events Center, Alt. 5,430 feet. “The altitude … people say it is just a mind thing, but there’s something about that place I always get winded,” Gooden said.
Oompah
January 5, 2002
Free State High School band members Brett Hartford, left, and Tim Belcher bring up the low notes with their Sousaphones. The band’s pizzazz tapered off on Friday night as the school’s girls and boys basketball teams lost to Olathe North.
Area Girls Roundup: Ottawa comes back, trips Bonner Springs
January 5, 2002
Ottawa’s Katie Sheffield hit two fourth-quarter three-pointers and Liz Burks went 3-of-4 from the free-throw line late in the period to pull out a 46-43 high school girls basketball victory Friday over Bonner Springs.
Military veteran, father of two, first U.S. soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 2:47 p.m.) Sitting beside a framed photo of their son, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the parents of the first U.S. soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan fought back tears Saturday as they recalled his Army career.
Update: U.S. soldier killed, CIA officer wounded in Afghanistan ambush
January 5, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 9:44 a.m.) An Army Special Forces soldier was killed and a CIA officer wounded when ambushed in eastern Afghanistan.
Briefly
January 5, 2002
Virginia: Suspect wants trial televised Washington: Hustler publisher demanding access to military missions Washington: U.S. suspends funding to Iraqi opposition group Pakistan: Security agencies arrest dozens of Islamic militants
6Sports video report: Olathe North boys roll over Firebirds
January 5, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ basketball loss to Olathe North.
KU-CU Glance
January 5, 2002
Sound off
January 5, 2002
Q: What has former Kansas University basketball player John Rider been doing since he left KU? A: Kansas has never had a basketball player named John Rider. If you mean John Crider, the former Jayhawk is enrolled at Washburn University in Topeka where he sat out the first semester, but is eligible for the second semester.
s triceratops treasure to be bare bones of learning
January 5, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Greg Pelligreen says nothing would spark the interest of an eighth-grader like a 30-foot-long dinosaur skeleton in the classroom. That’s why Pelligreen, a Lawrence resident who teaches earth science at Indian Trail Junior High in Olathe, is looking forward to a new teaching tool set to arrive in 2003 a triceratops skeleton.
Club news
January 5, 2002
The Lawrence Music Club will celebrate Founder’s Day on Thursday. The meeting will be at the home of Jo Hicks, 920 Lawrence Ave. The program, “The Voices of Kansas Speak Out 1854-1890,” written by Romaine Taylor and JoAnne Hicks, will be presented.
Local briefs
January 5, 2002
County’s air quality ranks among ‘dirtiest 20 percent’ Douglas County ranks among the “dirtiest/worst 20 percent” of all U.S. counties in terms of an average individual’s added cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants, according to a Web site sponsored by the advocacy group Environmental Defense. By logging on to www.scorecard.org,. Internet users can type in Douglas County ZIP codes to receive the county’s ranking based on 1996 Environmental Protection Agency statistics. The site says 96 percent of the air cancer risk in Douglas County comes from mobile sources, including automobiles, buses, airplanes and agricultural and construction equipment. The photo above shows smoke rising from towers at the KPL Energy Center in Lawrence. _________________________________ Law enforcement: Police identify body found New Year’s Day in Eudora Eudora Police have identified the woman found dead in her home Tuesday. She was Kathleen Watts, 42, Police Chief Bill Long said Friday. An autopsy was performed on the body Wednesday but a specific cause of death still hasn’t been identified, Long said. He said it might be three weeks before all of the autopsy tests results were completed. No foul play was suspected, Long said. _________________________________ Disaster assistance: Businesses hurt by Sept. 11 eligible for low-interest loans Businesses hurt in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may be eligible for low-interest loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced. The SBA already 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 located 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. _________________________________ Centennial celebration: Hughes symposium draws interest of cable TV network Lawrence’s February celebration of the life, art and legacy of poet Langston Hughes has attracted attention from the cable TV news network C-SPAN. Organizers of the Langston Hughes Symposium, which begins Feb. 7 at Kansas University, should receive official word Monday from C-SPAN whether it will send a crew to Lawrence to tape symposium events. The three-day symposium coincides with the centennial of Hughes’ birth and will include programs by scholars, poets, and performance artists who will explore themes related to Hughes’ life and work. _________________________________ Education: Forum to address issues relating to school funding Implications of insufficient state and federal funding for public education will be examined Tuesday at a forum sponsored by the Lawrence district’s business and education partnership. The meeting is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the district’s headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Supt. Randy Weseman will provide an overview of the Kansas school funding debate as it relates to the Lawrence district. Options for community activism will be discussed by Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, and federal appropriations for special-education programs in public schools will be presented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan, or his representative.
Daily ticker
January 5, 2002
Suspect charged in student’s killing
January 5, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A Costa Rican woman detained as a suspect in last year’s slaying of Kansas University student Shannon Martin has been charged with the homicide, an FBI agent told Martin’s mother Friday morning.
Inmate free after 18 years on death row
January 5, 2002
After almost 18 years on Florida’s death row in Raiford, Juan Roberto Melendez spent a restless first night of freedom. “I couldn’t sleep,” a bleary-eyed Melendez told reporters during a Friday news conference in Tallahassee. “It’s like a state of shock.”
Poor aren’t a recession threat
January 5, 2002
By E.R. Shipp New York Daily News Deadlines recently sought to assure us that a “slumping economy doesn’t mean crime will rise.” That took me aback as I wondered for whom this assurance was meant. Surely middle-class people especially white middle-classers who, unlike most black middle-classers, might not have po’ folks in the family nipping at their heels and hearts.
Redistricting games hurt voters
January 5, 2002
By Rob Richie and Steven Hill Voters, beware. Redistricting is back. Every 10 years it revisits us like a recurring plague. This year’s shenanigans show just why the renewed civic pride in the wake of September’s terrorist attacks won’t bring many disenchanted Americans back to the polls.
Co-op proposes payment plan
Members to vote on bankruptcy settlement by Jan. 25
January 5, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Bounced checks and unpaid bills from the bankrupt Farmers Cooperative Assn. largely would be taken care of by this spring under a payment plan being proposed by the Lawrence-based cooperative.
Friends and neighbors
January 5, 2002
Friends and neighbors
January 5, 2002
Holly Anderson, 7, left, Katie Anderson, 6, and Kaley Wright, 8, display their jack-o’-lanterns at the 20th “Pumpkin Carve” at the house of Kaley’s grandparents, Ron and Linda Wright, Baldwin. Holly and Katie are the daughters of Scott and Karla Anderson, Baldwin. Kaley is the daughter of Alan and Amy Wright, Baldwin. Ron Wright submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
World Briefs
January 5, 2002
England: 5 Americans killed in private jet crash Australia: Thousands of koalas feared killed in fires Nepal: Postponed summit may threaten talks Sardinia: Oldest male dies at 112 London: Dolly the cloned sheep gets arthritis at age 5 Argentina: Currency to be devalued
Quilt identification offered at museum
January 5, 2002
If you have an heirloom quilt and want to learn more about it, you can bring the quilt to the Kansas City Museum Sunday for identification.
helps new fathers prepare for baby
January 5, 2002
By Jan Biles Being a new dad can be a perplexing and messy job at times. The baby is crying: Is he fussy or really sick? The baby keeps spitting out her food: Is she telling you she doesn’t like the taste of peas or just having fun oozing them between her lips? The baby has acne: Shouldn’t that happen when the child’s a teen-ager?
Briefcase
January 5, 2002
KU alumni feed demand for Papa Keno’s in Denver Energy: Dynegy settles lawsuit with Enron subsidiaries Casino: Argosy expansion plans would increase jobs Mail: Postal rates could rise in June under proposal
Society Calendar
January 5, 2002
Sunday The Celiac Sprue Association of the Greater Kansas City area, 2 p.m., St. Joseph’s Medical Center Education Center, Interstate 435 and State Line Road. For more information, call Pat Walker at (816) 220-1317.
Briefcase
January 5, 2002
KU alumni feed demand for Papa Keno’s in Denver Energy: Dynegy settles lawsuit with Enron subsidiaries Casino: Argosy expansion plans would increase jobs Mail: Postal rates could rise in June under proposal
People
January 5, 2002
She’s changing jobs, that’s all Beer maker Heineken dies at 78 Model declines Playboy invitation
Hutchinson moves to find brine wells
Effort comes one year after natural gas leaks sparked deadly explosions around city
January 5, 2002
Hutchinson is moving ahead with efforts to find the estimated 150 to 160 abandoned brine wells around the city, only one of which has been plugged since last year’s natural gas leaks.
Duplexes build strong construction year
January 5, 2002
By Mark Fagan Barry Walthall uses a 30-foot tape measure to check floor joists, door clearances and other foundations of Lawrence’s growth. But charting the continual rise in construction would require a much larger tool for the city’s top building inspector.
NHL Roundup: Minnesota powers past Nashville
January 5, 2002
The Minnesota Wild’s power-play unit continues to be the team’s unlikely savior. Andrew Brunette and Lubomir Sekeras scored power-play goals during a five-minute span in the first period to lead the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
Another pet can bring joy or conflict to household
January 5, 2002
By Jim Baker Midge Grinstead has some advice for pet owners who are considering adding another animal to their household. Think it through carefully, said Grinstead, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St.
KU-CU Glance
January 5, 2002
Farmers suffer from low prices, index shows
January 5, 2002
Prices for farm products aren’t keeping up with the rising costs for producing them. The December index for all farm products, compiled by the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service, is down 10 points from a year ago.
KU weight center set for 2003 opening
January 5, 2002
Kansas University athletics department officials have established March of 2003 as the scheduled completion date of the new Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center. “We’re in the middle stages of design,” Pat Warren, KU associate athletics director for external affairs, said on Friday. “Construction should begin in the next six to eight weeks.”