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Police: Student pilot who crashed small plane had “sympathy” for bin Laden
January 6, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 7:37 p.m.) The 15-year-old who crashed a small plane into a skyscraper wrote a note expressing sympathy for Osama bin Laden and support for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, police said Sunday.
1,500 US troops headed to Navy base in Cuba to prepare it for prisoners
January 6, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:07 p.m.) About 1,500 soldiers are heading to the U.S. Navy base in Cuba to prepare for the arrival of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners. The biggest prize—Osama bin Laden—remains uncaptured, though there’s a growing belief he’s gone to Pakistan, two U.S. senators said Sunday.
Update: Taliban ambassador under U.S. custody on warship
Arrest vowed for fugitive leader Omar
January 6, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 8:08 a.m.) The highest-ranking member of the Taliban under U.S. custody was being held aboard a warship Sunday, and Afghanistan’s interim leader promised that fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will be tracked down and arrested.
Terrorist attacks now an exhausted subject
January 6, 2002
By Calder Pickett I read the Journal-World op-ed page the other day and found that Ellen Goodman had written my column. She said things much better than I can say them, but I do want to say something about 2001, even though the subject has been exhausted by now.
Optimistic tone set for 2002
January 6, 2002
Crunch all the numbers you want and talk to all the gurus, but when thinking about this year’s stock market, the simple fact is this: Stocks have not fallen three years in a row for 60 years. After the end of trading Monday, the nation’s three major stock market indexes dropped in 2001 after plummeting in 2000.
Imaginative nonfiction
Woman Warrior’ writer turns her attention to peace
January 6, 2002
From the ashes of her own life Maxine Hong Kingston felt the spirit rise. It was 1991, and the author had returned from a trip to find her house burned down by hill fires, the manuscript to her next book destroyed.
Spring fashion forecast: hazy with bright spots
January 6, 2002
Forecasting is tricky just ask any meteorologist who has contended with a sudden weather system. Fashion designers have their own unknown variable: the fickle consumer. Style insiders can push this look or that, but what catches on as a trend is really up to the people who wear it.
Leave last year’s styles behind
January 6, 2002
The new year ushers in many new rules, especially when it comes to fashion.
Take steps to prepare for caregiving
January 6, 2002
Did you promise your spouse or mother you would never put them in a nursing home? At some point in their lives, most people are faced with decisions regarding long- term care of their loved ones. Many of us will become caregivers for our spouse or elderly parents.
Recycled tires and tanks hold high-yield garden
Farmer expands conventional planting lore by using ‘found’ containers imaginatively
January 6, 2002
Ernest Winslow contends he can grow all the string beans a family cares to eat in a 14-inch by 12-inch plastic foam container. At age 67, Winslow loves to play with raising different flowers, fruits and vegetables in unique ways.
England’s Queen is mum on unorthodox portrait
January 6, 2002
Pity poor Queen Elizabeth II when she saw her dowdy and stark portrait released last week by painter Lucian Freud, grandson to Sigmund Freud. The painting is considered in England to be something of a Freudian slip, as it is a brutally honest although exaggerated comment on the royal personality.
Rural resident takes top prize in stocks contest
January 6, 2002
Rural Lawrence resident Martha Roberts eked out a narrow victory in the Journal-World’s first “Predict the Dow” contest. Last month Roberts predicted that the Dow Jones industrials would close 2001 at 10,026.34.
Historian accused of plagiarism
January 6, 2002
Historian Stephen Ambrose has been accused of plagiarizing sections of his new book about World War II bomber pilots, “The Wild Blue.” Fred Barnes, a columnist for “The Weekly Standard,” argues in the Jan. 14 issue of the magazine that Ambrose borrowed passages from “The Wings of Morning,” a book by historian Thomas Childers about the same topic.
Oregon coast has more to offer than just storm-watching
January 6, 2002
The Oregon coast is about a one- to two-hour drive from several major cities in the Willamette Valley, including Portland, Eugene, Salem and Medford. Regular flights are available from most major cities to the Portland International Airport.
Small plane crashes into building
No hint of terrorism, government official says
January 6, 2002
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.
Thaw wreaks havoc on snowmobile race
January 6, 2002
Nearly a dozen large trailers parked on Big Detroit Lake for a snowmobile race sank into the water Saturday when the ice was weakened by mild temperatures. There were no injuries, but some trailers and the equipment inside were completely submerged in the northwestern Minnesota lake.
Handshake doesn’t quell India-Pakistan tensions
January 6, 2002
It was a simple gesture lasting only seconds, but an unexpected handshake Saturday between the leaders of India and Pakistan may have signaled at least a slight easing of tension between the two nuclear rivals.
CU center miffed by KU fans
David Harrison: ‘It’s hard to play away games at home’
January 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Colorado freshman center David Harrison received a rude awakening in his first Big 12 basketball game Saturday night at Coors Events Center. “I didn’t expect to play an away game,” he said after Kansas University defeated the Buffaloes, 97-85, in front of more than a few KU fans.
Armed thefts down, rapes up locally
January 6, 2002
More rapes but fewer armed robberies were reported to Lawrence Police in 2001. A look at statistics of the past two years, excluding December 2001, in various crime categories compiled by authorities shows minor fluctuations in rates.
County Commission
Jail’s medical services under scrutiny
January 6, 2002
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday 1100 Mass.
Lawrence School Board
KU offering psychological services
January 6, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Resolutions with a touch of fantasy
January 6, 2002
By Leonard Krishtalka A New Year’s resolution, like statistics, is fiction in its most uninteresting form. Here is my fiction for 2002. My first resolution is to convince the airline industry and the FAA how to improve security, revive air travel and save the American economy.
Capitol security tightens after terrorist attacks
Changes apparent when Legislature reconvenes Jan.14
January 6, 2002
It has been said time and again that the nation changed Sept. 11. The Kansas Statehouse is no exception. Those changes will be most evident to the legislators, lobbyists and visitors when the 2002 session begins Jan. 14.
Kansas teen selected to lead America In Defense training in KC
January 6, 2002
One Kansas teen-ager is looking forward to taking on a personal role in the fight against terrorism. Travis Boggs, 19, normally teaches martial arts to children and adults as head instructor at Boggs’ Kenukan Academy of Self-Defense in Olathe.
December delightful at Lone Star
January 6, 2002
By Ned Kehde This could have been a traditional wintertime crappie-fishing column, detailing how the Schmidtlein family of Topeka caught and released scads of crappie at Pomona and Melvern lakes, or how Terry Bivins of Lebo caught an astronomical number of them at Cedar Valley Lake.
Grey’s ‘Avalon’ fishing boat finds permanent home at IGFA shrine
January 6, 2002
When you first glimpse the wooden boat sitting on a cradle in front of the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, you might mistake it for a restored Cuban refugee vessel.
January deer season now under way
January 6, 2002
Many Kansas hunters are enjoying the opportunity to take additional deer during the January season that will end on the 13th. However, Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that only white-tailed antlerless deer may be taken during this season.
Facilities are story
January 6, 2002
Figure returned
January 6, 2002
Top 25 Men: Mississippi State upends Kentucky in OT
Five of nation’s top-10 teams toppled by unranked opponents
January 6, 2002
Mario Austin sank his first career three-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, then made five free throws in overtime as Mississippi State stunned No. 6 Kentucky, 74-69, Saturday in the SEC opener.
Big 12 Men: Texas knocks off OSU
January 6, 2002
Texas survived a tussle in the stands to once again get the better of Oklahoma State. Royal Ivey scored 15 points as the Longhorns beat No. 5 Oklahoma State for the fifth straight time, 70-61, Saturday in a game marred by a fight with a fan in the closing seconds.
Top 25 Women: UConn stomps Vols
January 6, 2002
Connecticut might be Tennessee’s longtime rival, but Diana Taurasi has become the Vols’ nemesis in just two games. Taurasi scored a career-high 32 points as the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 2 Tennessee, 86-72, Saturday to improve to 16-0.
KSU stuns Baylor
Wildcats knock off another ranked foe
January 6, 2002
Kansas State center Nicole Ohlde didn’t necessarily plan on scoring in double figures against Baylor, but she’s not complaining. And neither are the rest of the Wildcats.
Perry, Verplank deadlocked
DiMarco, Toms trail by one in Mercedes golf
January 6, 2002
Scott Verplank eagled the final hole to catch Kenny Perry after three rounds of the Mercedes Championships, the season-opening tournament that is looking more like a tuneup for the British Open.
Bush pledges no tax increases
January 6, 2002
Firing back in an election-year debate over the recession, President Bush on Saturday painted Democratic opponents as tax-raisers and pointedly vowed he won’t allow his tax cuts to be rolled back. “Not over my dead body will they raise your taxes,” he shouted to California workers.
Spurrier sparks rumors
Coach’s decision could have domino effect
January 6, 2002
The latest Spurrier Shuffle has nothing to do with quarterbacks. It has everything to do with the NFL. And the next coach at Florida. And the future of the Gators, who shockingly find themselves without their leader, Steven Orr Spurrier S.O.S. the true-blue alum who answered his school’s call for help and finally made Florida great.
Green followed predictable path even in departure from Vikings
January 6, 2002
To those familiar with Dennis Green, the way he left the Vikings wasn’t shocking. Green had to be in control. He wanted to be the one calling the shots. That was his desire. That was his personality.
Hearings to be eagerly watched
January 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Many eyes in the health care and insurance world will be focused on Kansas this week as Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius starts hearings on whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas can be sold to a for-profit, investor-owned insurance company.
Kemp lifts Topeka past LHS
January 6, 2002
Kansas University women’s basketball signee Crystal Kemp scored a game-high 26 points to lift Topeka High to a 60-43 nonleague victory over Lawrence High on Saturday in the Trojans’ gym.
Free State captures first wrestling title
January 6, 2002
For the first time in the program’s five-year history, Free State High placed first in a wrestling tournament. The Firebirds compiled 236 points to win the 14-team Burlington Invitational on Saturday. Emporia took second with 216 points.
LHS wrestlers sixth at SM South meet
January 6, 2002
Lawrence High placed sixth among nine teams in the Shawnee Mission South Invitational on Saturday. The Lions totaled 94 points. Winner Overland Park Aquinas had 196 points to 1451*2 for second-placed SM South.
Baker men fall to Missouri Valley
January 6, 2002
Baker University’s Aaron Schwerman scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 79-69 loss to Missouri Valley in men’s college basketball Saturday at Collins Center. The Wildcats, 5-11 overall and 1-4 in league play, received 12 points from Lee Driver and 10 points from Brandon Scarborough.
Owner of ‘curious goods’ shop dies at 53
January 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget When a Christmas Eve fire destroyed The Chapman in 1990, Clyde Chapman, owner of the used and curious goods shop, still showed up at a friend’s house for an annual Christmas Eve gathering.
KU women ‘shocked’ by Aggies - Texas A&M 58, Kansas 51
January 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling This isn’t the limbo, but when it comes to Kansas University women’s basketball the question’s the same: How low can you go? Texas A&M, a team that had never defeated Kansas and had dropped 15 straight Big 12 Conference road games, humbled the stumbling Jayhawks, 58-51, on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU’s Hill granted sixth year
January 6, 2002
Kansas University wide receiver Harrison Hill officially has received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. KU officials had been optimistic the NCAA would grant Hill the extra year of eligibility, but held off releasing the news until the NCAA gave its official decision.
Red Wings continue to cruise at home, 3-1
January 6, 2002
While many are impressed with the Detroit Red Wings, their captain, Steve Yzerman, refuses to get caught up in the hoopla. Igor Larionov and Brendan Shanahan scored less than two minutes apart early in the third period as the Red Wings beat Colorado 3-1 to extend their home unbeaten streak to six games.
Arts notes
January 6, 2002
Shape note sing slated today at museum Instructor offering Irish step-dancing classes Met to hold auditions; applications due soon
Baker women cruise
January 6, 2002
Gayla Brown had 16 points and eight rebounds as Baker University defeated Missouri Valley, 60-47, in women’s college basketball Saturday at Collins Center. Amber Zenger added six points and nine rebounds for BU (8-7).
Facilities are story
January 6, 2002
To the editor: Tim Carpenter’s recent article, which speculated that the Christmas Day fire that engulfed a portable classroom at Hillcrest Grade School might be a “hate crime,” smacks of sensationalism and lacks even a shred of credible evidence. It could just as easily have been bad wiring in a 20-year-old “temporary” classroom or a random act of arson. The real story is that our school district has used these stopgap firetrap trailers for over 30 years instead of facing the fact that Lawrence is growing and we have had no comprehensive plan in place to deal with it!
Lawrence commuter report
January 6, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Lawrence commuter report
January 6, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Local briefs
January 6, 2002
Arts editor receives award from epilepsy foundation Jan Biles, arts-features editor at the Journal-World, has received the 2001 Distinguished Journalism Merit Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America for her “Holding on to Hope” series. “Holding on to Hope” told the story of Meredith Leary, a Lawrence woman with epilepsy; her parents, Norma and Norman Leary; and the research being done by Dr. Ivan Osorio and his colleagues at Kansas University Medical Center to find a way to block epilepsy seizures. The series ran in January 2001. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Red Cross asks residents to ‘Unite for Life,’ give blood More than 3,300 people in the central Plains region donated blood after the Sept. 11 attacks. Now, to honor those who lost their lives and to prepare for future blood needs, the American Red Cross is sponsoring “Unite for Life.” Because blood is perishable and cannot be stored indefinitely, the need for it is continuous. The central Plains region must collect 450 pints of blood each weekday. All eligible donors are asked to “Unite for Life” from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (888) 719-8929. _________________________________ Culture: Art exhibit to feature works by Lawrence painter New paintings by Lawrence artist John Geery will be on display beginning today at the Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St. The opening for the exhibit, which will consist of 10 or more acrylic-on-canvas paintings, starts at 5 p.m. The 31-year-old artist received his formal artistic training at Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts and has exhibited his work at local and national venues. _________________________________ Courts: Trial set in defamation case Kansas City, Kan. A trial will take place next month for the publisher and editor of a Wyandotte County publication accused in a criminal defamation case, a judge ruled Friday. Publisher David Carson and editor Edward H. Powers Jr. will go to trial Feb 28. They and Observer Publications Inc. face 10 counts each of misdemeanor libel. The charges focus on the publication’s claim that Unified Government Mayor Carol Marinovich and her husband, Wyandotte County District Judge Ernest Johnson, do not live in the county. They live in the Rosedale community in southern Kansas City, Kan., which is in the county.
Local briefs
January 6, 2002
Arts editor receives award from epilepsy foundation Jan Biles, arts-features editor at the Journal-World, has received the 2001 Distinguished Journalism Merit Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of America for her “Holding on to Hope” series. “Holding on to Hope” told the story of Meredith Leary, a Lawrence woman with epilepsy; her parents, Norma and Norman Leary; and the research being done by Dr. Ivan Osorio and his colleagues at Kansas University Medical Center to find a way to block epilepsy seizures. The series ran in January 2001. _________________________________ Philanthropy: Red Cross asks residents to ‘Unite for Life,’ give blood More than 3,300 people in the central Plains region donated blood after the Sept. 11 attacks. Now, to honor those who lost their lives and to prepare for future blood needs, the American Red Cross is sponsoring “Unite for Life.” Because blood is perishable and cannot be stored indefinitely, the need for it is continuous. The central Plains region must collect 450 pints of blood each weekday. All eligible donors are asked to “Unite for Life” from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (888) 719-8929. _________________________________ Culture: Art exhibit to feature works by Lawrence painter New paintings by Lawrence artist John Geery will be on display beginning today at the Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St. The opening for the exhibit, which will consist of 10 or more acrylic-on-canvas paintings, starts at 5 p.m. The 31-year-old artist received his formal artistic training at Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts and has exhibited his work at local and national venues. _________________________________ Courts: Trial set in defamation case Kansas City, Kan. A trial will take place next month for the publisher and editor of a Wyandotte County publication accused in a criminal defamation case, a judge ruled Friday. Publisher David Carson and editor Edward H. Powers Jr. will go to trial Feb 28. They and Observer Publications Inc. face 10 counts each of misdemeanor libel. The charges focus on the publication’s claim that Unified Government Mayor Carol Marinovich and her husband, Wyandotte County District Judge Ernest Johnson, do not live in the county. They live in the Rosedale community in southern Kansas City, Kan., which is in the county.
NFL Briefs
January 6, 2002
Former Broncos safety charged with theft Bettis won’t play if snow is falling
NFL Briefs
January 6, 2002
Former Broncos safety charged with theft Bettis won’t play if snow is falling
On the record
January 6, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
January 6, 2002
Police presence
January 6, 2002
Public or private?
January 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial E-mail is yet another avenue to circumvent the Kansas Open Meetings Act. An opinion by the Kansas attorney general’s office that e-mail messages between city commissioners are not public records again points out the limitations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.
World Briefs
January 6, 2002
TOKYO: Wreck kills U.S. sailor, injures four cohorts PARIS: France’s doctors resume nationwide strike BEIJING: Businessman indicted for importing Bibles
World Briefs
January 6, 2002
TOKYO: Wreck kills U.S. sailor, injures four cohorts PARIS: France’s doctors resume nationwide strike BEIJING: Businessman indicted for importing Bibles
Bookstore
January 6, 2002
Laurence D. Rice
January 6, 2002
Graveside services for Laurence D. “Larry” Rice, 56, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Rice died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Health care issues need attention now
January 6, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group At the start of the new year, an old problem is forcing its way back onto the national agenda: health care. The American system of medicine is threatened with meltdown from a combination of rising costs, declining access and incredible inefficiencies.
Terrorist attacks now an exhausted subject
January 6, 2002
By Calder Pickett I read the Journal-World op-ed page the other day and found that Ellen Goodman had written my column. She said things much better than I can say them, but I do want to say something about 2001, even though the subject has been exhausted by now.
The Motley Fool
January 6, 2002
Last week’s question Job-hunting tips Whither drug prices?
People
January 6, 2002
‘Outlaw’ loses foot to diabetes New digs for Kobe, wife Fans to mark Elvis’ birthday Where there’s a will
Bird survey slated for Jan. 10-13
January 6, 2002
The annual Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey will be Jan. 10-13. Participants in this annual event will observe their feeders for four consecutive days and record information on birds they see.
Former Florida coach could land NFL coaching job within two weeks
January 6, 2002
“…and if the opportunity and challenge of coaching an NFL team happens, it is something I would like to pursue.” Hahahahahahahahahaha. OK, let’s get the mirth out of the way quickly, so we can have a serious discussion about Steve Spurrier’s immediately future.
Business briefs
January 6, 2002
Faces and places Joan Arenas has joined Lawrence Memorial Hospital as director of the Emergency Department. As director of emergency services, Arenas is responsible for the delivery of emergency patient care. Her responsibilities also include handling business and financial planning, customer relations and clinical management. Arenas received 15 years of emergency nursing experience at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Arenas plans to pursue a master’s degree at Kansas University.
Argentina economic plan wins initial OK
January 6, 2002
Argentina’s lower house of Congress approved an emergency economic plan late Saturday in a key vote to grant President Eduardo Duhalde broad powers to devalue the peso and try to rebuild the shattered economy.
Optimistic tone set for 2002
January 6, 2002
Crunch all the numbers you want and talk to all the gurus, but when thinking about this year’s stock market, the simple fact is this: Stocks have not fallen three years in a row for 60 years. After the end of trading Monday, the nation’s three major stock market indexes dropped in 2001 after plummeting in 2000.
s top-10 teams toppled by unranked opponents
January 6, 2002
Mario Austin sank his first career three-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, then made five free throws in overtime as Mississippi State stunned No. 6 Kentucky, 74-69, Saturday in the SEC opener.
Toy banks have long-term payoff
January 6, 2002
Rare mechanical banks sell for extraordinary prices. Only one clue to the “Twins” mechanical bank (one of the rarest banks) existed in 1966, when one of the early books about banks was written. At the time, a brass version attributed to “Johnson” was known.
Clyde McDonald Chapman
January 6, 2002
A private memorial service is planned for Clyde McDonald Chapman, 53, Lawrence. He was cremated. Mr. Chapman died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer.
Stormy seas attract new crowds
Oregon coast comes alive with tourists as winter moves in
January 6, 2002
From the warmth of the car, the storm looked bad enough. Blasts of wind rattled the doors every few seconds and raindrops on the windshield sounded like fistfuls of pebbles hitting the glass.
Bird survey slated for Jan. 10-13
January 6, 2002
The annual Kansas Winter Bird Feeder Survey will be Jan. 10-13. Participants in this annual event will observe their feeders for four consecutive days and record information on birds they see.
Public or private?
January 6, 2002
Journal-World Editorial E-mail is yet another avenue to circumvent the Kansas Open Meetings Act. An opinion by the Kansas attorney general’s office that e-mail messages between city commissioners are not public records again points out the limitations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.
Births
January 6, 2002
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births Saturday.
for Kansas
January 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore His name is Kirk Hinrich, but he goes by another moniker in Kansas University’s men’s basketball locker room. “Kirk is invincible. We call him, ‘Superman,”’ KU freshman guard Aaron Miles said after the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Hinrich pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds to go with 19 points in KU’s furious 97-85 victory over Colorado on Saturday night at Coors Events Center.
Green followed predictable path even in departure from Vikings
January 6, 2002
To those familiar with Dennis Green, the way he left the Vikings wasn’t shocking. Green had to be in control. He wanted to be the one calling the shots. That was his desire. That was his personality.
Agencies count on volunteers to get work done
January 6, 2002
The holiday season seems to bring out people’s generosity. Coins are dropped into Salvation Army kettles. Families are “adopted” and gifts purchased for them. Carolers stroll through the halls of nursing homes spreading their cheer.
The Motley Fool
January 6, 2002
Last week’s question Job-hunting tips Whither drug prices?
Horoscopes
January 6, 2002
Briefly
January 6, 2002
LONDON: Suspect in airline bomb scare linked to al-Qaida members Afghanistan: Ethnic Pashtun envoy arrives, offers U.S. support SINGAPORE: Dragnet brings 15 arrests; some trained under al-Qaida New Hampshire: Teen says he sent anthrax letter; officials are dubious
Briefcase
January 6, 2002
Survey: Retention rates as top benefits priority Employment: Don’t wait for layoffs, career counselors advise Motley Fool: Name that company Economy: Fewer pleasure boats sell for more money in 2001
for bin Laden
January 6, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 7:37 p.m.) The 15-year-old who crashed a small plane into a skyscraper wrote a note expressing sympathy for Osama bin Laden and support for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, police said Sunday.
1,500 US troops headed to Navy base in Cuba to prepare it for prisoners
January 6, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:07 p.m.) About 1,500 soldiers are heading to the U.S. Navy base in Cuba to prepare for the arrival of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners. The biggest prize—Osama bin Laden—remains uncaptured, though there’s a growing belief he’s gone to Pakistan, two U.S. senators said Sunday.
Arrest vowed for fugitive leader Omar
January 6, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 8:08 a.m.) The highest-ranking member of the Taliban under U.S. custody was being held aboard a warship Sunday, and Afghanistan’s interim leader promised that fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will be tracked down and arrested.
Big 12 Men: Texas knocks off OSU
January 6, 2002
Texas survived a tussle in the stands to once again get the better of Oklahoma State. Royal Ivey scored 15 points as the Longhorns beat No. 5 Oklahoma State for the fifth straight time, 70-61, Saturday in a game marred by a fight with a fan in the closing seconds.
Squiggles mark road to reading, writing
January 6, 2002
A toddler draws his first horizontal line. Then a dot. Then a squiggle. He’s practically reading and writing. OK, it may take a few more years to put that line, dot and squiggle together to form letters and words, but that toddler is well on his way, says Susan Striker, author of “Young at Art” (Owl Books/Henry Holt & Co.).
Friends and neighbors
January 6, 2002
Briefcase
January 6, 2002
Survey: Retention rates as top benefits priority Employment: Don’t wait for layoffs, career counselors advise Motley Fool: Name that company Economy: Fewer pleasure boats sell for more money in 2001
More pesticides will disappear from shelves in coming years
January 6, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As we turn the calendar page to a new year, many changes have taken place in the gardening world. Most notable is a change in the way we control pests. Gone are some of the most trusted and well-known insecticides that could be used in and around the home.
Log details McVeigh’s last day
Prison guards kept minute-by-minute watch over Oklahoma City bomber
January 6, 2002
On his last day, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh showered, napped, watched CNN, paced about his cell and, as his execution time neared, tossed restlessly in bed, according to a log book kept by guards who watched over him.
Family is key to educational success
January 6, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group With an energy that, were he a third-grader, would earn him a megadose of Ritalin, President Bush this week will hopscotch from Ohio to Massachusetts to New Hampshire to Constitution Hall here for ceremonies celebrating the No Child Left Behind Act.
Computers always on edge of a breakdown
January 6, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald At least once per day, without fail, my computer, like every computer I have ever owned, has some kind of emotional breakdown. It simply stops working … often when I’m not touching it … and it puts a message on the screen informing me that an error has occurred.
Health care issues need attention now
January 6, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group At the start of the new year, an old problem is forcing its way back onto the national agenda: health care. The American system of medicine is threatened with meltdown from a combination of rising costs, declining access and incredible inefficiencies.
Painful memory
January 6, 2002
Line already forming for Spurrier
Former Florida coach could land NFL coaching job within two weeks
January 6, 2002
“…and if the opportunity and challenge of coaching an NFL team happens, it is something I would like to pursue.” Hahahahahahahahahaha. OK, let’s get the mirth out of the way quickly, so we can have a serious discussion about Steve Spurrier’s immediately future.
KU experts offer alternative views on city’s growth
January 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas University professor Stephen Grabow gets paid to think and teach about where to put parks, roads, schools and the other services a growing city needs. When he wants to see how his academic theories play out in the real world, he just looks out the classroom window to the city of Lawrence.
Area’s historical ambience hurt by development, advocate says
January 6, 2002
By Joy Ludwig During the early 1800s, thousands of caravans traveled the Santa Fe Trail, the main trade route across the plains. In southeast Douglas County, worn ruts left by covered wagons still remain in a field of tall prairie grass about 3 miles east of Baldwin.
Arts notes
January 6, 2002
Lawrence artists hang exhibits in KC gallery Harlem Globetrotters to take over Kemper court ‘Opera Is My Hobby’ host to give talk in Topeka Choristers to begin season Cellist and pianist pair for JCCC, Folly concerts
Business briefs
January 6, 2002
Trickery’ may allow wife to seek return of inheritance
January 6, 2002
Bookstore
January 6, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
Arts notes
January 6, 2002
Lawrence artists hang exhibits in KC gallery Harlem Globetrotters to take over Kemper court ‘Opera Is My Hobby’ host to give talk in Topeka Choristers to begin season Cellist and pianist pair for JCCC, Folly concerts
Figure returned
January 6, 2002
To the editor: We would like to say thank you to the individual who returned the infant to our Nativity scene this weekend. We assume that you found the stolen figure in your yard and took the initiative to locate us and return it to us. This was the second such figure taken by juvenile vandals from our front yard this holiday season and we can hope that the persons responsible will have matured enough over the next year to put their energies to better use. Again, thank you.
s allegation
January 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas coach Roy Williams has written many a letter in his 51 years on the planet. But Williams says emphatically he did not pen a letter to Colorado freshman David Harrison during recruiting last year a letter CU coach Ricardo Patton alleges Williams wrote to persuade the 7-foot McDonald’s All-American to attend Vanderbilt or North Carolina instead of Colorado.
battle
January 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair There’s something about Kansas University’s basketball games at Colorado. For the second straight year the Jayhawks and Buffaloes endured a physical battle in an emotional game that KU eventually won. This year Kansas pulled away in its Big 12 opener for a 97-85 victory on Saturday night in Coors Events Center.
Prison guards kept minute-by-minute watch over Oklahoma City bomber
January 6, 2002
On his last day, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh showered, napped, watched CNN, paced about his cell and, as his execution time neared, tossed restlessly in bed, according to a log book kept by guards who watched over him.
Oregon coast comes alive with tourists as winter moves in
January 6, 2002
From the warmth of the car, the storm looked bad enough. Blasts of wind rattled the doors every few seconds and raindrops on the windshield sounded like fistfuls of pebbles hitting the glass.
China rewriting history on the silver screen
January 6, 2002
The real Mao Tse-tung hounded critics to death. But in the latest version of history according to China’s state film industry, Mao treasures free speech and criticism of his regime.
Toy banks have long-term payoff
January 6, 2002
Rare mechanical banks sell for extraordinary prices. Only one clue to the “Twins” mechanical bank (one of the rarest banks) existed in 1966, when one of the early books about banks was written. At the time, a brass version attributed to “Johnson” was known.
Lord of the Rings’ wins top movie at AFI
January 6, 2002
The fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” won best-picture honors and two other prizes at the first American Film Institute Awards on Saturday. Denzel Washington was named best actor for playing a flamboyantly corrupt narcotics detective in “Training Day.”
Interrogators to press captured figures for leads
Military, FBI, CIA to question al-Qaida, Taliban prisoners, who could help focus hunt for bin Laden
January 6, 2002
With the capture last week of top Taliban and al-Qaida figures, the United States may have an extraordinary new opportunity to learn how the international terrorist operation worked and where its leaders are.
Healthy growth
Houseplants can help improve air quality
January 6, 2002
By Carol Boncella By now, we have weatherproofed our homes, sealing out any hint of cold wintry air. But our airtight houses may also be keeping in unwelcome guests. Culprits hitch a ride into our homes on carpeting, furniture and clothing.
Kansas Remembers’ collects Sept. 11 responses for posterity
January 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Susan Novak of Lawrence was preparing for an out-of-town trip when hijacked airliners hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She canceled her trip and spent the rest of the day like most Americans, watching television reports in horror.
Area briefs
January 6, 2002
Tropical bird taken from store Slick roads cause wrecks Police investigate report of prescription forgery
collects Sept. 11 responses for posterity
January 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Susan Novak of Lawrence was preparing for an out-of-town trip when hijacked airliners hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She canceled her trip and spent the rest of the day like most Americans, watching television reports in horror.
Houseplants can help improve air quality
January 6, 2002
By Carol Boncella By now, we have weatherproofed our homes, sealing out any hint of cold wintry air. But our airtight houses may also be keeping in unwelcome guests. Culprits hitch a ride into our homes on carpeting, furniture and clothing.
Filmmaker focuses on American literary giant for latest PBS production
January 6, 2002
With its bronze statue depicting Tom and Huck heading off for another adventure, the occasional whitewashed fence and the muddy Mississippi rolling past, Samuel Clemens’ boyhood hometown has seen its share of Mark Twain mania over the years.
Top 25 Women: UConn stomps Vols
January 6, 2002
Connecticut might be Tennessee’s longtime rival, but Diana Taurasi has become the Vols’ nemesis in just two games. Taurasi scored a career-high 32 points as the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 2 Tennessee, 86-72, Saturday to improve to 16-0.
continues time-traveling series
January 6, 2002
The book sorters at the Detroit Free Press took one look at Diana Gabaldon’s “The Fiery Cross” (Delacorte, $27.95) and put it in with the serious novels. At 979 pages, with its sober, tasteful cover, it didn’t look like the fifth of a best-selling series of time-travel romances.
s history
January 6, 2002
By Roger Martin Seawater knows how to hang around. Our human ancestors came from the oceans, and even today, about 70 percent of the human body is mildly salty water.
Red Wings continue to cruise at home, 3-1
January 6, 2002
While many are impressed with the Detroit Red Wings, their captain, Steve Yzerman, refuses to get caught up in the hoopla. Igor Larionov and Brendan Shanahan scored less than two minutes apart early in the third period as the Red Wings beat Colorado 3-1 to extend their home unbeaten streak to six games.
December delightful at Lone Star
January 6, 2002
By Ned Kehde This could have been a traditional wintertime crappie-fishing column, detailing how the Schmidtlein family of Topeka caught and released scads of crappie at Pomona and Melvern lakes, or how Terry Bivins of Lebo caught an astronomical number of them at Cedar Valley Lake.
Make an angel to grace the garden
January 6, 2002
Some projects just need to be done because they make you feel good. For a fun winter project, try this heavenly angel.
Lawrence artist blends calligraphy, surrealism and the whimsy of cartoons
January 6, 2002
By Jan Biles Wherever Bill Bowerman goes, he carries a pocketful of 3-inch-by-5-inch blank notecards and a ballpoint pen. The cards become miniature pieces of canvas where quick sketches of human figures or still lifes can be recorded for use later in larger pastel or acrylic paintings.
writer turns her attention to peace
January 6, 2002
From the ashes of her own life Maxine Hong Kingston felt the spirit rise. It was 1991, and the author had returned from a trip to find her house burned down by hill fires, the manuscript to her next book destroyed.
Study: Missouri roads not as good as those in Kansas
January 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Commuters who cross the state line every day have been saying it for years. A new study validates their observation: Kansas roads are better than Missouri roads. Kansas has the fourth-best set of roads in the nation, according to a recent study by the Washington, D.C.-based Road Information Program, which ranked Missouri as having the third worst.
January 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Colorado freshman center David Harrison received a rude awakening in his first Big 12 basketball game Saturday night at Coors Events Center. “I didn’t expect to play an away game,” he said after Kansas University defeated the Buffaloes, 97-85, in front of more than a few KU fans.
s growth
January 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Kansas University professor Stephen Grabow gets paid to think and teach about where to put parks, roads, schools and the other services a growing city needs. When he wants to see how his academic theories play out in the real world, he just looks out the classroom window to the city of Lawrence.
Sound off
January 6, 2002
Q: Will the Olympic torch be coming through Lawrence? If so, when? A: The Olympic torch will pass through Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, but it will not come through Lawrence, said Karla Shaffer, spokeswoman for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Wednesday, the torch will be in Kansas City, then to Council Bluffs, Iowa, she said. From there, on Thursday, it will swing back down through Omaha, Neb., and Friday will be in Topeka and Wichita.
s historical ambience hurt by development, advocate says
January 6, 2002
By Joy Ludwig During the early 1800s, thousands of caravans traveled the Santa Fe Trail, the main trade route across the plains. In southeast Douglas County, worn ruts left by covered wagons still remain in a field of tall prairie grass about 3 miles east of Baldwin.
Liberal doctor added to KDWP Commission
January 6, 2002
James Harrington of Liberal has been named to the Wildlife and Parks Commission. He will serve a four-year term ending in June 2005. Harrington is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, serving as chief of surgery at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
Kansas City (6-9) at Seattle (8-7)
January 6, 2002
Kickoff 3:15 p.m. TV Channels 5 and 13
Police presence
January 6, 2002
To the editor: RE: Construction on Louisiana St.
Painful memory
January 6, 2002
To the editor: Reading about the wreck at the junction of U.S. 59 and County Road 458, resulting in the death of Daniel E. Wenger, brought back memories. About 12 years ago I was hit at that intersection. I spent seven weeks in the hospital and was off of work for five months. At that time my husband and I asked KDOT to try to make improvements at the intersection. We felt we were ignored.
Family is key to educational success
January 6, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group With an energy that, were he a third-grader, would earn him a megadose of Ritalin, President Bush this week will hopscotch from Ohio to Massachusetts to New Hampshire to Constitution Hall here for ceremonies celebrating the No Child Left Behind Act.
DiMarco, Toms trail by one in Mercedes golf
January 6, 2002
Scott Verplank eagled the final hole to catch Kenny Perry after three rounds of the Mercedes Championships, the season-opening tournament that is looking more like a tuneup for the British Open.
Blizzards cripple Balkans
January 6, 2002
Blizzards closed roads and disrupted air traffic Saturday in the southern Balkans for a second day, prompting Greece and Bulgaria to declare states of emergency in certain areas, Turkey to shelter homeless in jails and Romania to dynamite river ice.
Despite recent losses, market treats long-term investors well
January 6, 2002
Stock-market investors said goodbye to 2001 with a shake of the head and a bitter “good riddance.” The broad indicators seemed to tell a depressing story for the year: The Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 13 percent, while the Dow Jones industrial average lost 7 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 21 percent.
Kemp lifts Topeka past LHS
January 6, 2002
Kansas University women’s basketball signee Crystal Kemp scored a game-high 26 points to lift Topeka High to a 60-43 nonleague victory over Lawrence High on Saturday in the Trojans’ gym.
M 58, Kansas 51
January 6, 2002
By Chuck Woodling This isn’t the limbo, but when it comes to Kansas University women’s basketball the question’s the same: How low can you go? Texas A&M, a team that had never defeated Kansas and had dropped 15 straight Big 12 Conference road games, humbled the stumbling Jayhawks, 58-51, on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
s styles behind
January 6, 2002
The new year ushers in many new rules, especially when it comes to fashion.
worry Arizona businesses
January 6, 2002
It’s late fall, and the two-lane highway that snakes south from Lake Havasu City through miles of desolate, rolling desert should be choked with a convoy of recreational vehicles.
s Queen is mum on unorthodox portrait
January 6, 2002
Pity poor Queen Elizabeth II when she saw her dowdy and stark portrait released last week by painter Lucian Freud, grandson to Sigmund Freud. The painting is considered in England to be something of a Freudian slip, as it is a brutally honest although exaggerated comment on the royal personality.
More pesticides will disappear from shelves in coming years
January 6, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As we turn the calendar page to a new year, many changes have taken place in the gardening world. Most notable is a change in the way we control pests. Gone are some of the most trusted and well-known insecticides that could be used in and around the home.
wins top movie at AFI
January 6, 2002
The fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” won best-picture honors and two other prizes at the first American Film Institute Awards on Saturday. Denzel Washington was named best actor for playing a flamboyantly corrupt narcotics detective in “Training Day.”
s National Guard battalion
January 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lee Tafanelli has been putting some extra “soldier” in “citizen soldier” lately. Tafanelli, an Ozawkie Republican who serves parts of Jefferson and Douglas counties in the Kansas House, on Saturday became commander of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion in a ceremony at Allen County Community College.
t quell India-Pakistan tensions
January 6, 2002
It was a simple gesture lasting only seconds, but an unexpected handshake Saturday between the leaders of India and Pakistan may have signaled at least a slight easing of tension between the two nuclear rivals.
LHS wrestlers sixth at SM South meet
January 6, 2002
Lawrence High placed sixth among nine teams in the Shawnee Mission South Invitational on Saturday. The Lions totaled 94 points. Winner Overland Park Aquinas had 196 points to 1451*2 for second-placed SM South.
Jayhawks endure ‘physical’ battle
January 6, 2002
By Robert Sinclair There’s something about Kansas University’s basketball games at Colorado. For the second straight year the Jayhawks and Buffaloes endured a physical battle in an emotional game that KU eventually won. This year Kansas pulled away in its Big 12 opener for a 97-85 victory on Saturday night in Coors Events Center.
Chinese new year arrives on horse
January 6, 2002
2002 is the Year of the Horse. The horse, of course, is part of the Chinese Lunar New Year calendar and will be honored on a new U.S. 34-cent stamp celebrating the occasion.
A delicate balance
Lawrence artist blends calligraphy, surrealism and the whimsy of cartoons
January 6, 2002
By Jan Biles Wherever Bill Bowerman goes, he carries a pocketful of 3-inch-by-5-inch blank notecards and a ballpoint pen. The cards become miniature pieces of canvas where quick sketches of human figures or still lifes can be recorded for use later in larger pastel or acrylic paintings.
Water drops may hold the key to the Earth’s history
January 6, 2002
By Roger Martin Seawater knows how to hang around. Our human ancestors came from the oceans, and even today, about 70 percent of the human body is mildly salty water.
Late ‘snowbirds’ worry Arizona businesses
January 6, 2002
It’s late fall, and the two-lane highway that snakes south from Lake Havasu City through miles of desolate, rolling desert should be choked with a convoy of recreational vehicles.
Argentina economic plan wins initial OK
January 6, 2002
Argentina’s lower house of Congress approved an emergency economic plan late Saturday in a key vote to grant President Eduardo Duhalde broad powers to devalue the peso and try to rebuild the shattered economy.
Burns marks Twain for documentary
Filmmaker focuses on American literary giant for latest PBS production
January 6, 2002
With its bronze statue depicting Tom and Huck heading off for another adventure, the occasional whitewashed fence and the muddy Mississippi rolling past, Samuel Clemens’ boyhood hometown has seen its share of Mark Twain mania over the years.
Despite recent losses, market treats long-term investors well
January 6, 2002
Stock-market investors said goodbye to 2001 with a shake of the head and a bitter “good riddance.” The broad indicators seemed to tell a depressing story for the year: The Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 13 percent, while the Dow Jones industrial average lost 7 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 21 percent.
Taliban spiritual leader proves elusive
January 6, 2002
The whereabouts of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed spiritual leader of the Taliban and America’s most wanted man after Osama bin Laden, is confounding his U.S. and Afghan pursuers.
KU Notebook: Williams denies Patton’s allegation
January 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas coach Roy Williams has written many a letter in his 51 years on the planet. But Williams says emphatically he did not pen a letter to Colorado freshman David Harrison during recruiting last year a letter CU coach Ricardo Patton alleges Williams wrote to persuade the 7-foot McDonald’s All-American to attend Vanderbilt or North Carolina instead of Colorado.
NBA Roundup: Celtics rally past Knicks
Boston shuts down New York in fourth quarter
January 6, 2002
The Celtics did to New York what the Knicks used to do to their opponents shut them down in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce scored 28 points and contributed to a strong defensive effort that led Boston to a come-from-behind 90-81 victory over the Knicks on Saturday night.
Study: Missouri roads not as good as those in Kansas
January 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget Commuters who cross the state line every day have been saying it for years. A new study validates their observation: Kansas roads are better than Missouri roads. Kansas has the fourth-best set of roads in the nation, according to a recent study by the Washington, D.C.-based Road Information Program, which ranked Missouri as having the third worst.
Envoy sees hope for Mideast truce
January 6, 2002
Israel said Saturday it would further ease West Bank blockades and Palestinians continued to arrest suspected militants, boosting the hopes of a U.S. envoy trying to guide the sides to a truce.
Blizzards cripple Balkans
January 6, 2002
Blizzards closed roads and disrupted air traffic Saturday in the southern Balkans for a second day, prompting Greece and Bulgaria to declare states of emergency in certain areas, Turkey to shelter homeless in jails and Romania to dynamite river ice.
Liberal doctor added to KDWP Commission
January 6, 2002
James Harrington of Liberal has been named to the Wildlife and Parks Commission. He will serve a four-year term ending in June 2005. Harrington is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, serving as chief of surgery at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.
American outrage
January 6, 2002
Family mourns U.S. soldier
January 6, 2002
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. Will and Lynn Chapman said the 31-year-old Green Beret communications specialist had served in Panama, Haiti, Operation Desert Storm and then Afghanistan.
Seattle’s Dilfer to start at QB in finale
January 6, 2002
Booed in Tampa Bay and disrespected in Baltimore, Trent Dilfer has become a hero in Seattle, where he has a chance to get the Seahawks into the playoffs. With Matt Hasselbeck less than 100 percent because of a separated left shoulder, Dilfer will start for the Seahawks (8-7) against the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9) today.
Crime stats stagnant despite city growth
Law enforcement lagging on reports, analysis of crime
January 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The good news is that booming population growth in Lawrence and Douglas County hasn’t brought skyrocketing crime rates. The bad news on the crime-rate front is that Lawrence and Douglas County law enforcers are making slow progress in their reporting and analysis of area crime.
Ozawkie legislator appointed commander of state’s National Guard battalion
January 6, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lee Tafanelli has been putting some extra “soldier” in “citizen soldier” lately. Tafanelli, an Ozawkie Republican who serves parts of Jefferson and Douglas counties in the Kansas House, on Saturday became commander of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion in a ceremony at Allen County Community College.
Chiefs-Seahawks Capsule
Kansas City (6-9) at Seattle (8-7)
January 6, 2002
Laurence D. Rice
January 6, 2002
KU rebuffs Colorado - Jayhawks 97, Buffaloes 85
Hinrich ‘Superman’ for Kansas
January 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore His name is Kirk Hinrich, but he goes by another moniker in Kansas University’s men’s basketball locker room. “Kirk is invincible. We call him, ‘Superman,”’ KU freshman guard Aaron Miles said after the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Hinrich pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds to go with 19 points in KU’s furious 97-85 victory over Colorado on Saturday night at Coors Events Center.
Five top-10 men’s team tumble
January 6, 2002
The majority of the Associated Press’ top 10 men’s basketball teams in action had a rough go on Saturday. No. 2 Kansas and No. 3 Florida won, but Nos. 4-7 and No. 9 fell on the first Saturday of the new year.
Nation Briefs
January 6, 2002
PITTSBURGH: Missing teen found in Virginia home Ohio: Suspects in shootings surrender peacefully NEW YORK: Flight 587 probe focuses on pilot error ATLANTA: Media mogul to turn attention to restaurants Alabama: Fiery collision collapses overpass Colorado: Small plane crashes northwest of Boulder BOSTON: MIT seeks license fees for image editing uses
Nation Briefs
January 6, 2002
PITTSBURGH: Missing teen found in Virginia home Ohio: Suspects in shootings surrender peacefully NEW YORK: Flight 587 probe focuses on pilot error ATLANTA: Media mogul to turn attention to restaurants Alabama: Fiery collision collapses overpass Colorado: Small plane crashes northwest of Boulder BOSTON: MIT seeks license fees for image editing uses
Area briefs
January 6, 2002
Tropical bird taken from store Slick roads cause wrecks Police investigate report of prescription forgery
NBA Briefs
January 6, 2002
Nets’ Martin fined, suspended two games Rockets forward Rice to undergo surgery
On the street
January 6, 2002
Have you broken your New Year’s resolution? Christian Osburn, Central Junior High student, Lawrence
Hearings to be eagerly watched
January 6, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Many eyes in the health care and insurance world will be focused on Kansas this week as Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius starts hearings on whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas can be sold to a for-profit, investor-owned insurance company.
Resolutions with a touch of fantasy
January 6, 2002
By Leonard Krishtalka A New Year’s resolution, like statistics, is fiction in its most uninteresting form. Here is my fiction for 2002. My first resolution is to convince the airline industry and the FAA how to improve security, revive air travel and save the American economy.
Agencies count on volunteers to get work done
January 6, 2002
The holiday season seems to bring out people’s generosity. Coins are dropped into Salvation Army kettles. Families are “adopted” and gifts purchased for them. Carolers stroll through the halls of nursing homes spreading their cheer.
Law enforcement lagging on reports, analysis of crime
January 6, 2002
By Mike Belt The good news is that booming population growth in Lawrence and Douglas County hasn’t brought skyrocketing crime rates. The bad news on the crime-rate front is that Lawrence and Douglas County law enforcers are making slow progress in their reporting and analysis of area crime.
Computers always on edge of a breakdown
January 6, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald At least once per day, without fail, my computer, like every computer I have ever owned, has some kind of emotional breakdown. It simply stops working … often when I’m not touching it … and it puts a message on the screen informing me that an error has occurred.
NBA Briefs
January 6, 2002
Nets’ Martin fined, suspended two games Rockets forward Rice to undergo surgery
People
January 6, 2002
‘Outlaw’ loses foot to diabetes New digs for Kobe, wife Fans to mark Elvis’ birthday Where there’s a will
Horoscopes
January 6, 2002
For Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002: Those with birthdays today: You like to have control of your life. You will do whatever you can to manifest your power. Others find you responsible and unusually with-it. Only you know the true rowdiness that lies beneath. If you are single, you will meet many people. If attached, include your loved one in your unusually busy social life. LIBRA pushes your buttons.
Arts notes
January 6, 2002
Shape note sing slated today at museum Instructor offering Irish step-dancing classes Met to hold auditions; applications due soon
Clyde McDonald Chapman
January 6, 2002
Baker women cruise
January 6, 2002
Gayla Brown had 16 points and eight rebounds as Baker University defeated Missouri Valley, 60-47, in women’s college basketball Saturday at Collins Center. Amber Zenger added six points and nine rebounds for BU (8-7).
Boston shuts down New York in fourth quarter
January 6, 2002
The Celtics did to New York what the Knicks used to do to their opponents shut them down in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce scored 28 points and contributed to a strong defensive effort that led Boston to a come-from-behind 90-81 victory over the Knicks on Saturday night.
s Dilfer to start at QB in finale
January 6, 2002
Booed in Tampa Bay and disrespected in Baltimore, Trent Dilfer has become a hero in Seattle, where he has a chance to get the Seahawks into the playoffs. With Matt Hasselbeck less than 100 percent because of a separated left shoulder, Dilfer will start for the Seahawks (8-7) against the Kansas City Chiefs (6-9) today.
Family mourns U.S. soldier
January 6, 2002
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. Will and Lynn Chapman said the 31-year-old Green Beret communications specialist had served in Panama, Haiti, Operation Desert Storm and then Afghanistan.
January deer season now under way
January 6, 2002
Many Kansas hunters are enjoying the opportunity to take additional deer during the January season that will end on the 13th. However, Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that only white-tailed antlerless deer may be taken during this season.
fishing boat finds permanent home at IGFA shrine
January 6, 2002
When you first glimpse the wooden boat sitting on a cradle in front of the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, you might mistake it for a restored Cuban refugee vessel.
s Hill granted sixth year
January 6, 2002
Kansas University wide receiver Harrison Hill officially has received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. KU officials had been optimistic the NCAA would grant Hill the extra year of eligibility, but held off releasing the news until the NCAA gave its official decision.
Historian accused of plagiarism
January 6, 2002
Historian Stephen Ambrose has been accused of plagiarizing sections of his new book about World War II bomber pilots, “The Wild Blue.” Fred Barnes, a columnist for “The Weekly Standard,” argues in the Jan. 14 issue of the magazine that Ambrose borrowed passages from “The Wings of Morning,” a book by historian Thomas Childers about the same topic.
may allow wife to seek return of inheritance
January 6, 2002
Q: During the latter part of our 20-plus-year marriage, I inherited rental properties, securities, and money from my parents who died within six months of each other. My husband convinced me to use most of the money and the proceeds from the sale of the stock to pay down our debts incurred for our children’s college, etc., so that we could have some “financial breathing room,” as he put it. He tried to talk me into putting the rental houses into our joint names and placing mortgages on them to pay off our home, but I became suspicious and refused. Shortly after we became debt-free thanks to my inheritance, he left me, and we are now involved in a nasty divorce. I did not know at that time I used my inheritance that my husband was having an affair with a co-worker or that he had been consulting with a lawyer. Now my lawyer tells me that I have no leg to stand on to get back the inheritance I used to pay our debts.
shop dies at 53
January 6, 2002
By Mindie Paget When a Christmas Eve fire destroyed The Chapman in 1990, Clyde Chapman, owner of the used and curious goods shop, still showed up at a friend’s house for an annual Christmas Eve gathering.
s decision could have domino effect
January 6, 2002
The latest Spurrier Shuffle has nothing to do with quarterbacks. It has everything to do with the NFL. And the next coach at Florida. And the future of the Gators, who shockingly find themselves without their leader, Steven Orr Spurrier S.O.S. the true-blue alum who answered his school’s call for help and finally made Florida great.
Free State captures first wrestling title
January 6, 2002
For the first time in the program’s five-year history, Free State High placed first in a wrestling tournament. The Firebirds compiled 236 points to win the 14-team Burlington Invitational on Saturday. Emporia took second with 216 points.
Bush pledges no tax increases
January 6, 2002
Firing back in an election-year debate over the recession, President Bush on Saturday painted Democratic opponents as tax-raisers and pointedly vowed he won’t allow his tax cuts to be rolled back. “Not over my dead body will they raise your taxes,” he shouted to California workers.
s medical services under scrutiny
January 6, 2002
Agenda highlights 9 a.m. Monday 1100 Mass.
KU offering psychological services
January 6, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Armed thefts down, rapes up locally
January 6, 2002
More rapes but fewer armed robberies were reported to Lawrence Police in 2001. A look at statistics of the past two years, excluding December 2001, in various crime categories compiled by authorities shows minor fluctuations in rates.
Envoy sees hope for Mideast truce
January 6, 2002
Israel said Saturday it would further ease West Bank blockades and Palestinians continued to arrest suspected militants, boosting the hopes of a U.S. envoy trying to guide the sides to a truce.
Thaw wreaks havoc on snowmobile race
January 6, 2002
Nearly a dozen large trailers parked on Big Detroit Lake for a snowmobile race sank into the water Saturday when the ice was weakened by mild temperatures. There were no injuries, but some trailers and the equipment inside were completely submerged in the northwestern Minnesota lake.
No hint of terrorism, government official says
January 6, 2002
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.
Rural resident takes top prize in stocks contest
January 6, 2002
Rural Lawrence resident Martha Roberts eked out a narrow victory in the Journal-World’s first “Predict the Dow” contest. Last month Roberts predicted that the Dow Jones industrials would close 2001 at 10,026.34.
Changes apparent when Legislature reconvenes Jan.14
January 6, 2002
It has been said time and again that the nation changed Sept. 11. The Kansas Statehouse is no exception. Those changes will be most evident to the legislators, lobbyists and visitors when the 2002 session begins Jan. 14.
Kansas teen selected to lead America In Defense training in KC
January 6, 2002
One Kansas teen-ager is looking forward to taking on a personal role in the fight against terrorism. Travis Boggs, 19, normally teaches martial arts to children and adults as head instructor at Boggs’ Kenukan Academy of Self-Defense in Olathe.
Taliban spiritual leader proves elusive
January 6, 2002
The whereabouts of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed spiritual leader of the Taliban and America’s most wanted man after Osama bin Laden, is confounding his U.S. and Afghan pursuers.
Military, FBI, CIA to question al-Qaida, Taliban prisoners, who could help focus hunt for bin Laden
January 6, 2002
With the capture last week of top Taliban and al-Qaida figures, the United States may have an extraordinary new opportunity to learn how the international terrorist operation worked and where its leaders are.
Briefly
January 6, 2002
LONDON: Suspect in airline bomb scare linked to al-Qaida members Afghanistan: Ethnic Pashtun envoy arrives, offers U.S. support SINGAPORE: Dragnet brings 15 arrests; some trained under al-Qaida New Hampshire: Teen says he sent anthrax letter; officials are dubious
s team tumble
January 6, 2002
The majority of the Associated Press’ top 10 men’s basketball teams in action had a rough go on Saturday. No. 2 Kansas and No. 3 Florida won, but Nos. 4-7 and No. 9 fell on the first Saturday of the new year.
Baker men fall to Missouri Valley
January 6, 2002
Baker University’s Aaron Schwerman scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 79-69 loss to Missouri Valley in men’s college basketball Saturday at Collins Center. The Wildcats, 5-11 overall and 1-4 in league play, received 12 points from Lee Driver and 10 points from Brandon Scarborough.
Wildcats knock off another ranked foe
January 6, 2002
Kansas State center Nicole Ohlde didn’t necessarily plan on scoring in double figures against Baylor, but she’s not complaining. And neither are the rest of the Wildcats.
China rewriting history on the silver screen
January 6, 2002
The real Mao Tse-tung hounded critics to death. But in the latest version of history according to China’s state film industry, Mao treasures free speech and criticism of his regime.
Take steps to prepare for caregiving
January 6, 2002
Did you promise your spouse or mother you would never put them in a nursing home? At some point in their lives, most people are faced with decisions regarding long- term care of their loved ones. Many of us will become caregivers for our spouse or elderly parents.
containers imaginatively
January 6, 2002
Ernest Winslow contends he can grow all the string beans a family cares to eat in a 14-inch by 12-inch plastic foam container. At age 67, Winslow loves to play with raising different flowers, fruits and vegetables in unique ways.
Oregon coast has more to offer than just storm-watching
January 6, 2002
The Oregon coast is about a one- to two-hour drive from several major cities in the Willamette Valley, including Portland, Eugene, Salem and Medford. Regular flights are available from most major cities to the Portland International Airport.
Chinese new year arrives on horse
January 6, 2002
2002 is the Year of the Horse. The horse, of course, is part of the Chinese Lunar New Year calendar and will be honored on a new U.S. 34-cent stamp celebrating the occasion.
Spring fashion forecast: hazy with bright spots
January 6, 2002
Forecasting is tricky just ask any meteorologist who has contended with a sudden weather system. Fashion designers have their own unknown variable: the fickle consumer. Style insiders can push this look or that, but what catches on as a trend is really up to the people who wear it.
American outrage
January 6, 2002
To the editor: America has been injured deeply by the recent terrorist attacks against her people. We are standing up and fighting back, roused against this horror. I wish that the same could be said of another horrific crime, going on under our very noses. This crime is, in my opinion, much worse; it is treachery, committed by our own American citizens. They kill millions of helpless human beings every day, by cruel and torturous methods, and still nothing is being done to stop this holocaust.
Fiery Cross’ continues time-traveling series
January 6, 2002
The book sorters at the Detroit Free Press took one look at Diana Gabaldon’s “The Fiery Cross” (Delacorte, $27.95) and put it in with the serious novels. At 979 pages, with its sober, tasteful cover, it didn’t look like the fifth of a best-selling series of time-travel romances.
Friends and neighbors
January 6, 2002
Free State High School soccer team members celebrate their regional championship in October 2001. Back row, from left, coach Chuck Law, Kevin Ozorkiewicz, Kyle Padden, Bryan Spangler, Danny Affalter and coach Jason Pendleton. Second row, from left, Scott Schumaker, Joel Beard, Kayvon Farraff, Zak Sears, Nick Ens, Jake Schneider and Ben Marshall. Front row, from left, Joel Angelone, Justin Howell, Paul Becker, Andrew Hussman, Brian Ozorkiewicz, Nick Giannakis and Cameron Baumchen. Ann Ozorkiewicz submitted the picture. 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.
Squiggles mark road to reading, writing
January 6, 2002
A toddler draws his first horizontal line. Then a dot. Then a squiggle. He’s practically reading and writing. OK, it may take a few more years to put that line, dot and squiggle together to form letters and words, but that toddler is well on his way, says Susan Striker, author of “Young at Art” (Owl Books/Henry Holt & Co.).
Make an angel to grace the garden
January 6, 2002
Some projects just need to be done because they make you feel good. For a fun winter project, try this heavenly angel.