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Kansas defends ranking: KU 96, NU 57
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:27 p.m.) The Jayhawks made the first successful defense of their No. 1 AP ranking tonight with a thoroughly dominating performance over the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers. When someone brags that a particular game was over in five minutes, that is usually just a bunch of hot air.
Seven Marines aboard plane that crashed in Pakistan
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:25 p.m.) A U.S. military plane carrying at least seven Marines crashed into a mountain in Pakistan.
Taliban leaders freed over U.S. protests
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:20 p.m.)Seven high-ranking Taliban officials including the ex-justice minister surrendered to Afghan commanders but were set free by local officials, the Afghan government said Wednesday, even though U.S. officials want Taliban leaders turned over.
Parked train car catches fire in east Lawrence
January 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:12 a.m.) A parked train car in east Lawrence caught fire this morning and investigators say it looks suspicious.
Military option remains for Iraq, say senators
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 8:04 a.m.) America needs to attack Iraq after Afghanistan and topple Saddam Hussein, senior U.S. senators visiting this aircraft carrier said on Wednesday.
6News video report: Despite budget cuts Superintendent will try to recruit qualified staff
January 9, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on a local forum held to demonstrate the effect state budget cuts would have on the Lawrence school district.
A spoonful of soup helps fight winter chill
January 9, 2002
If the gray January weather has you down, watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Warming Soups and Stews.” A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Networks prep for battle of bands
January 9, 2002
Music takes center stage tonight as two networks, and two award shows, battle it out for top billing. ABC broadcasts the 29th Annual American Music Awards (7 p.m.), a gala that has seen controversy over the last few weeks.
Kansas Guard unit heading overseas
Lawrence companies called up
January 9, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess For the first time since World War II, an entire Kansas National Guard unit has been called up for overseas duty. Members of Lawrence-based Companies B and E of the 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry will be among about 400 Kansas guardsmen sent to Europe for support duties in Operation Enduring Freedom, the war on terrorism.
Shallenburger touts children’s issues as priority
Democrats say conservative gubernatorial candidate’s approach is endorsement of their ideas
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger, a conservative Republican seeking his party’s gubernatorial nomination, came out Tuesday swinging like a Democrat. That, at least, is what Democrats said.
FDA issues food-security guidelines
January 9, 2002
To protect the food supply, America’s farms, restaurants and supermarkets should consider criminal background checks on employees, take care to safeguard water supplies and keep a closer eye on the salad bar, the government says.
Supreme Court limits use of disabilities law
January 9, 2002
In a decision potentially affecting millions of workers and their employers, the Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously narrowed the number of people covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Burger king Dave Thomas dies
Folksy founder of Wendy’s hamburger chain suffered liver cancer
January 9, 2002
Dave Thomas, the pudgy founder of the Wendy’s hamburger chain whose homespun commercials helped turn it into one of the world’s top fast-food enterprises, died Tuesday of liver cancer. He was 69.
Television game show host dubbed fashion’s weakest link
January 9, 2002
A fashion failure “Goodbye!” has been given to “Weakest Link”: TV host Anne Robinson, who tops the 2001 Worst Dressed Women list from Mr. Blackwell. The acid-tongued critic described Robinson as looking like “Harry Potter in drag.”
Enrollment up at Veritas
New administrator ready for challenges at private school
January 9, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Dan Herriage has high hopes for Veritas Christian School. Enrollment is growing, and plans are in the works to build a high school within three years to meet the demand. Enrollment has nearly doubled within two years from 65 students to 120 students at the private school in Lawrence.
Custody deal reached for Jerry Garcia’s guitars
January 9, 2002
A long-standing custody fight over the famed guitars of the late Grateful Dead lead-man Jerry Garcia finally has ended, setting the stage for an auction of a storied and intensely coveted piece of rock history.
CNN catches flak for ‘sexy’ ad
January 9, 2002
CNN’s promotions department found itself in serious trouble Monday after the airing of a spot that touted morning anchor Paula Zahn as “sexy.” The promo, which aired a few times Sunday night, rhetorically asked which show’s host was “provocative, supersmart and, oh yeah, just a little sexy” followed by a zipper-like sound effect.
CyDex licenses system for animal health uses
January 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan CyDex Inc. is taking its drug-delivery vehicle to the animals. CyDex, an Overland Park-based commercial spinoff from research at Kansas University, announced Tuesday that it had agreed to license its Captisol technology to Pfizer Inc. for use in animal health products.
Anthem battles allegations its promises are empty
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials Tuesday vowed to provide quality service if allowed to acquire Kansas’ largest health insurer, but Anthem opponents complained the company has failed to make specific commitments.
Senators meet Pakistan leader, expects progress with India
January 9, 2002
Pakistan’s military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, met Tuesday with a delegation of U.S. senators and outlined a proposal for improving relations with India that could “change the history of his country,” said delegation leader Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
Utility pulls plug on merger
N.M. company terminates deal
January 9, 2002
Public Service Company of New Mexico announced Tuesday that it has terminated its $4.4 billion merger agreement with Western Resources Inc. Patrick Ortiz, PNM’s senior vice president, said the deal announced in November 2000 could not be completed as originally designed.
Farmland wheat ready for Cuba
January 9, 2002
Flowing from a snake-like spout, 30,000 metric tons of grain poured Tuesday into the hull of a ship set to take it to a place American wheat hasn’t gone in 40 years Cuba.
Gonzalez takes Texas offer
January 9, 2002
Juan Gonzalez agreed Tuesday night to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers. Gonzalez, who turned down two-year offers from the New York Mets and Baltimore, rejoins the team he started his major league career with.
Gators hire Saints aide
January 9, 2002
Florida hired New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Ron Zook to replace Steve Spurrier, Saints coach Jim Haslett said Tuesday night. The Gainesville Sun also reported the hiring and said the 47-year-old Zook would be introduced as Florida’s 20th head coach at a news conference today.
Stanford set to hire coach
January 9, 2002
Stanford scheduled a news conference for today to introduce its new football coach, with Florida assistant Buddy Teevens expected to get the job. Teevens was the Gators’ offensive coordinator and tight ends coach last season.
Mora fired by Colts
January 9, 2002
Jim Mora was fired Tuesday after four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ coach and two days after he tearfully declared he wanted to stay in the job.
Days after discovery, asteroid passes half-million miles from Earth
January 9, 2002
An asteroid large enough to wipe out France hurtled past the Earth at a distance of a half-million miles just days after scientists spotted it. The asteroid, dubbed 2001 YB5, on Monday came within 520,000 miles of Earth, approximately twice the distance of the moon.
O’Connell Road area eyed for annexation into city
January 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Officials are looking at southeast Lawrence as the next expansion line in the city. City Manager Mike Wildgen said Tuesday that land along a 1-mile stretch of O’Connell Road, between 23rd and 31st streets, must be annexed so the city can borrow money to pay for improvements to the road.
Area Girls Roundup: Ottawa hammers KC Turner, 84-31
Santa Fe Trail drops Perry, 68-52; McLouth pounds Olathe Berean
January 9, 2002
After four close games, Ottawa soundly defeated Kansas City Turner, 84-31, in high school girls basketball on Tuesday at OHS.
Jordan, wife decide to split
Basketball standout to bury himself in ‘work’
January 9, 2002
Michael Jordan the public figure is confronting a more private and personal situation in his life. Juanita Jordan, his wife of 12 years, has filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Brewers received loan from Pohlad
Twins’ owner provided $3 million to commissioner’s team, perhaps in violation of baseball rulebook
January 9, 2002
Bud Selig and a company controlled by Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad arranged for a $3 million loan to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1995, a deal being called a possible violation of baseball rules.
KU women hope to avoid ignominy
Loss at Baylor tonight would give Jayhawks first 0-3 league start in history
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will be trying to avoid an ignominious start to the Big 12 season. The Jayhawks (5-10 overall, 0-2 Big 12) have never started a season with three conference losses, but to avoid that bit of unsavory school history they’ll have to overcome 12th-ranked Baylor (12-1, 0-1) at the Bears’ Ferrell Center tonight.
KU soccer’s Francis regional coach of year; two Jayhawks honored
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s Mark Francis has been named Central Region coach of the year by Soccer Buzz magazine, and Jayhawks Pardis Brown and Hilla Rantala were named to the magazine’s All-Central Region teams.
Top 25 Women: Snow propels No. 2 Vols past No. 25 ODU, 74-62
January 9, 2002
Michelle Snow scored 19 points and reserve Tasha Butts had 16 including two key three-pointers as second-ranked Tennessee held on to beat No. 25 Old Dominion 74-62 Tuesday night.
NBA Roundup: Wizards trip Clippers
Jordan tallies 18 points in 96-88 victory
January 9, 2002
In a rare visit to the MCI Center last season, president of basketball operations Michael Jordan threw a tantrum in the owners’ box while watching the Wizards blow a 21-point lead and lose their annual home game against the Clippers.
Cuban rips officials after landing big fine
January 9, 2002
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took yet another shot at NBA officials Tuesday after the league hit him with a record $500,000 fine. “The fact of the matter is the NBA is more about power than it is about getting the best possible product or even protecting its players,” said Cuban, a longtime critic of game officials. He was fined seven times last season for a total of $505,000.
Dopita’s four goals tie Flyers record, lead team to victory
January 9, 2002
Jiri Dopita scored four goals a first this season in the NHL to tie a team record as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Atlanta Thrashers 7-4 Tuesday night to take over first place in the Atlantic Division.
Chiefs may have different look in 2002
Vermeil planning changes after disappointing season in Kansas City
January 9, 2002
Dick Vermeil was a retired Super Bowl-winning coach. He was living the good life. Then an old friend named Carl Peterson talked him into taking over the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 1-6 start, he wondered if maybe he should have stayed retired.
Gonzalez won’t need knee surgery
January 9, 2002
Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has a sprained knee and will not need surgery, but he will miss next month’s Pro Bowl. The injury also means his opportunity for a 10-day tryout with an NBA team following the Pro Bowl almost certainly has been dashed.
Rams to visit Kansas City next season
January 9, 2002
Realignment of the NFL divisions will cause some changes in the Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule next season, but some familiar opponents remain. The Chiefs will play host to the St. Louis Rams twice, once in preseason and once during the regular season.
Daily Ticker
January 9, 2002
Dow Industrials 46.50, 10,150.55
People
January 9, 2002
Poitier a Living Legend Oscar making Whoopi again Comedian Avery Schreiber dies Aguilera denies porn status
Andrew Jay Meyer
January 9, 2002
Services for Andrew Jay Meyer, 28, Lawrence, will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ottawa. A funeral Mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Baileyville. Mr. Meyer died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Business Briefcase
January 9, 2002
Cheney, Enron officials discussed U.S. policy Manufacturing: Factory orders fall; economists optimistic Credit: Auto loans spur consumer borrowing Wall Street: Investors cautious amid varied outlooks
Business Briefcase
January 9, 2002
Cheney, Enron officials discussed U.S. policy Manufacturing: Factory orders fall; economists optimistic Credit: Auto loans spur consumer borrowing Wall Street: Investors cautious amid varied outlooks
City Commission Briefs
January 9, 2002
Floodplain replatting runs into city delay Commission opposes sale of Blue Cross
Gift of time
January 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial In our rushed world, the people who give their time as volunteers are a valuable commodity. Volunteers are some of the most important people in Lawrence.
No SLT split
January 9, 2002
To the editor: In marked contrast to Mr. Rosen, I do not believe the community is “split” on the subject of the SLT. The word split implies a division in to two, approximately equal, parts. What I see is a community that is overwhelmingly in favor of the completion of the SLT being held hostage by a relatively small but highly organized and vocal fringe element.
Nation Briefs
January 9, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Administration shelves fuel-efficiency program Houston: Death penalty may drop in child-drowning case London: Anglican archbishop to retire this year
Not a host
January 9, 2002
To the editor: In reading Mr. Stussie’s letter to the editor, I felt like there was a lot he needed to know. So I’ll take this time to give him a little history/government lesson.
Ramona Faye Sedlak
January 9, 2002
TV Briefs
January 9, 2002
‘Malcolm’ song earns Grammy nod Comic countdown on ‘Biography’
TV Briefs
January 9, 2002
‘Malcolm’ song earns Grammy nod Comic countdown on ‘Biography’
KU last in Sears Cup
January 9, 2002
Kansas University ranked in a tie for dead last in the country in the just-completed fall standings for the Sears Cup.
Cochran, Huskers to provide test tonight
January 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore The leading scorer in Iowa prep basketball history will be in Allen Fieldhouse tonight. And he won’t be wearing a Kansas basketball jersey. Nebraska senior Cary Cochran, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound three-point bomber from Linden, Iowa, scored 2,650 points in his prep career, more than KU’s Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich and even 502 points more than ex-Jayhawk All-American Raef LaFrentz of Monona, Iowa.
Winter pause gives gardener chance to dream
January 9, 2002
When I awoke the other morning my husband cheerfully announced that the weather forecast for Tuesday called for a high temperature near 60 degrees. My first thought was that this might be a good opportunity to run the tiller through my vegetable garden.
Local Briefs
January 9, 2002
First lady to pay visit today to Topeka library The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will mark its grand opening today with a visit from first lady Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush’s visit will bring attention to the importance of library programming for children, said Connie Hubbell, immediate past chairwoman and current member of the library foundation’s board of directors. After a private tour of the facilities this morning, Mrs. Bush will give remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the youth services area of the library. She also will read to a third-grade class from Topeka’s Randolph Elementary School. Tonight, Mrs. Bush will attend a gala reception at the library sponsored by the library’s foundation. ___________________________________________ Internet: Lawrence library unveils new features for online users The Lawrence Public Library announced Tuesday that information about its 250,000-item collection now can be perused on the World Wide Web. The library’s online catalog, which can be searched by author, title, subject and keyword, is available at www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org. Users can check the availability of a particular book, video, DVD, audio tape or other item and reserve items that are checked out to other library patrons. Users also have access to a feature called “My Account,” which allows them to see what they have checked out, renew items, view their reserve list and note any fines or fees. ___________________________________________ Social services: Abandoned infant wanted by callers across country Ottawa A mother didn’t want a newborn girl she abandoned Monday at Ransom Memorial Hospital, but there are a lot of others who do. Ottawa Police and Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services offices on Tuesday were swamped with calls from people wanting to adopt the girl, called Abby Dawn Doe, officials said. Calls from across the country were received at the Lawrence SRS office, said Bob Byers, chief of social services. The Ottawa SRS office quit answering the phone because there were so many calls. Police have also received numerous calls, Chief Jeff Herrman said, although only a few callers gave leads to the mother’s identity. Most of those leads were checked but proved fruitless. SRS is referring callers to the Kansas Children’s Service League, which handles adoptions for the state, Byers said. The infant remained in good health Tuesday at the hospital. ___________________________________________ Crime: Purse-napper accosts 62-year-old in parking lot A 62-year-old Lawrence woman was knocked to the ground Tuesday in a grocery store parking lot when a man grabbed the woman’s purse from her cart, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Warren said. The woman’s 62-year-old husband pursued the suspect on foot but didn’t catch him, Warren said. The woman was loading groceries into her car about 1:20 p.m. at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St., when a man approached and grabbed her purse from her cart, knocking her to the ground, Warren said. The contents of the black leather purse were worth more than $100. Police later arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man in connection with the robbery. He was in Douglas County Jail late Tuesday.
Cooking Q&A: Program helps seniors find healthy path
January 9, 2002
Comfort-Food Recipes
January 9, 2002
Pumpkin Chess Cake Chicken Enchilada Dip Spitzbuben Jambalaya Potato, Corn And Cheese Chowder Rosemary Focaccia With Onions And Garlic
Santa Fe Trail drops Perry, 68-52
January 9, 2002
After four close games, Ottawa soundly defeated Kansas City Turner, 84-31, in high school girls basketball on Tuesday at OHS.
s bowlers ascend to No. 10
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club ascended to No. 10 in the second National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Assn. poll of the season.
Nancy R. Wilson
January 9, 2002
Saudi Arabian national pleads to bank fraud
January 9, 2002
A Saudi Arabian national who was arrested during a national search for terrorists after the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty Tuesday to one federal charge of bank fraud. Adel F. Badri, 26, of Warrensburg, admitted that he forged three checks totaling $10,750 on a Maryland bank account and deposited them in Warrensburg.
People
January 9, 2002
Poitier a Living Legend Oscar making Whoopi again Comedian Avery Schreiber dies Aguilera denies porn status
Ruth Boyce Stringham
January 9, 2002
LHS gains revenge against SM South, 68-50
January 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Stephen and Lawrence High got even. Lawrence senior point guard Stephen Vinson scored a season-high 25 points and dished 12 assists to lead the Lions to a 68-50 Sunflower League boys basketball victory over Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday at LHS.
Cochran, Huskers to provide test tonight
January 9, 2002
By Gary Bedore The leading scorer in Iowa prep basketball history will be in Allen Fieldhouse tonight. And he won’t be wearing a Kansas basketball jersey. Nebraska senior Cary Cochran, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound three-point bomber from Linden, Iowa, scored 2,650 points in his prep career, more than KU’s Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich and even 502 points more than ex-Jayhawk All-American Raef LaFrentz of Monona, Iowa.
Gators hire Saints aide
January 9, 2002
Florida hired New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Ron Zook to replace Steve Spurrier, Saints coach Jim Haslett said Tuesday night. The Gainesville Sun also reported the hiring and said the 47-year-old Zook would be introduced as Florida’s 20th head coach at a news conference today.
FDA issues food-security guidelines
January 9, 2002
To protect the food supply, America’s farms, restaurants and supermarkets should consider criminal background checks on employees, take care to safeguard water supplies and keep a closer eye on the salad bar, the government says.
beating death, injury to elderly
January 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Joseph Hayden and Raymond Fuller will have a few more years behind bars to remember the early-morning hours of Nov. 1, 2000, and their night out in Franklin County. Both were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their roles in the beating of an elderly man and the murder of his wife.
On the street
January 9, 2002
Should Kansas have a children’s secretary to focus on children’s issues? Elena Olive, KU graduate student, Sherman, Tex.
KU professor develops data-collecting tool to aid in environmental studies
January 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Volcanoes, not global warming, could be causing ice to melt in Greenland, according to a study published in a recent issue of the journal Science. Two Kansas University professors were involved with the NASA-sponsored study, which used an airplane-mounted radar to map the ice sheet and bedrock beneath it.
Defensive wizard Smith answers call from Hall
January 9, 2002
Ozzie Smith had it all the way. The Wizard of Oz, who made a career out of turning difficult plays into dazzling ones, was easily elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility. Smith, regarded as the finest-fielding shortstop ever, was the lone player picked. Gary Carter fell just short of election.
Two senior al-Qaida fighters captured
January 9, 2002
U.S. troops captured two senior al-Qaida fighters and confiscated their computers and cell phones near a huge underground cave complex used by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network, the nation’s top general said Tuesday.
School drills adjust for post-Sept. 11 era
January 9, 2002
Administrators in the Olentangy school district spent the summer debating whether to require lockdown drills in their nine schools. The Sept. 11 attacks helped them make up their minds.
Me and my shadow
January 9, 2002
Joe Edmonds, along with his shadow, practices his putting at Eagle Bend Golf Course, 1250 E. 902 Road. Unusually high temperatures drew many Lawrence residents outdoors Tuesday to enjoy the pleasant warmth. For more weather, please see page 8B.
Horoscopes
January 9, 2002
School drills adjust for post-Sept. 11 era
January 9, 2002
Administrators in the Olentangy school district spent the summer debating whether to require lockdown drills in their nine schools. The Sept. 11 attacks helped them make up their minds.
Two senior al-Qaida fighters captured
January 9, 2002
U.S. troops captured two senior al-Qaida fighters and confiscated their computers and cell phones near a huge underground cave complex used by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network, the nation’s top general said Tuesday.
Briefly
January 9, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Two hijackers had run-ins with law before Sept. 11 Florida: Pilot took controversial drug Los Angeles: Airport passengers charged New York City: Ground zero tickets issued
On the record
January 9, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
A: Program helps seniors find healthy path
January 9, 2002
Are you offering the Personal Actions To Health program again this spring? Yes we are. The Personal Actions To Health, or PATH, program is being offered to individuals over the age of 55 from Feb. 20 to April 19 (excluding March 20 and 22) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. This eight-week course will meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Walking on thin ice
January 9, 2002
A flock of geese rests on a pond off East 15th Street. With mild weather expected to continue through much of the week, the ice on this pond, photographed Monday, is threatened. For more on the weather, see page 8B.
Senators meet Pakistan leader, expects progress with India
January 9, 2002
Pakistan’s military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, met Tuesday with a delegation of U.S. senators and outlined a proposal for improving relations with India that could “change the history of his country,” said delegation leader Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
proposal
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State spending on schools, higher education and social services would be cut under a no-new-taxes budget plan unveiled Tuesday by two leading Kansas lawmakers. “The budget outlook is bad, but we don’t think it is dire,” said Senate President Dave Kerr, a Hutchinson Republican.
District pleads for budget support
January 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence public school district could trim more than $1 million from the payroll by crowding more students into every classroom. Nearly $750,000 could be saved by eliminating all school nurses.
s team, perhaps in violation of baseball rulebook
January 9, 2002
Bud Selig and a company controlled by Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad arranged for a $3 million loan to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1995, a deal being called a possible violation of baseball rules.
SRS taps veteran insider for top child welfare post
January 9, 2002
The state has a new top child welfare administrator. She is Marilyn Jacobson. Her title is acting assistant secretary of children and family policy at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Comfort-Food Recipes
January 9, 2002
Pumpkin Chess Cake Chicken Enchilada Dip Spitzbuben Jambalaya Potato, Corn And Cheese Chowder Rosemary Focaccia With Onions And Garlic
Daily Ticker
January 9, 2002
Radar aids global-warming research
KU professor develops data-collecting tool to aid in environmental studies
January 9, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Volcanoes, not global warming, could be causing ice to melt in Greenland, according to a study published in a recent issue of the journal Science. Two Kansas University professors were involved with the NASA-sponsored study, which used an airplane-mounted radar to map the ice sheet and bedrock beneath it.
Budget reductions in social services, education included in senators’ proposal
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State spending on schools, higher education and social services would be cut under a no-new-taxes budget plan unveiled Tuesday by two leading Kansas lawmakers. “The budget outlook is bad, but we don’t think it is dire,” said Senate President Dave Kerr, a Hutchinson Republican.
Bin Laden’s heir apparent subject of intense search
January 9, 2002
As the hunt for al-Qaida leaders expands beyond Afghanistan, authorities confirmed Tuesday that they are pursuing one man as intensely as Osama bin Laden himself an elusive Palestinian who they believe has been entrusted with keeping the terrorist organization’s global network of cells alive and operational.
U.S. denies farm group access to Cuba
January 9, 2002
In denying a leading U.S. agribusiness group the right to travel to Cuba, the Treasury Department has touched off complaints that it has no fixed guidelines on who should be allowed to visit the communist island.
Big 12 Men: Ailing Baker lifts Cowboys
Oklahoma State comes back for 68-57 win over Baylor
January 9, 2002
A gimpy Maurice Baker is better than no Maurice Baker for No. 6 Oklahoma State. “You’ve got that right,” Cowboys coach Eddie Sutton said. “When he’s on the floor, he gives our team a comforting feeling.”
Top 25 Men: Clemson hands Virginia second straight loss
January 9, 2002
Roger Mason was upset about Virginia’s second-straight loss after a 9-0 start. But something else bothered him even more. “I told the team that this is not the worst it can get for us,” Mason said after the seventh-ranked Cavaliers lost 68-52 to Clemson on Tuesday night.
Local Briefs
January 9, 2002
First lady to pay visit today to Topeka library The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will mark its grand opening today with a visit from first lady Laura Bush. Mrs. Bush’s visit will bring attention to the importance of library programming for children, said Connie Hubbell, immediate past chairwoman and current member of the library foundation’s board of directors. After a private tour of the facilities this morning, Mrs. Bush will give remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the youth services area of the library. She also will read to a third-grade class from Topeka’s Randolph Elementary School. Tonight, Mrs. Bush will attend a gala reception at the library sponsored by the library’s foundation. ___________________________________________ Internet: Lawrence library unveils new features for online users The Lawrence Public Library announced Tuesday that information about its 250,000-item collection now can be perused on the World Wide Web. The library’s online catalog, which can be searched by author, title, subject and keyword, is available at www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org. Users can check the availability of a particular book, video, DVD, audio tape or other item and reserve items that are checked out to other library patrons. Users also have access to a feature called “My Account,” which allows them to see what they have checked out, renew items, view their reserve list and note any fines or fees. ___________________________________________ Social services: Abandoned infant wanted by callers across country Ottawa A mother didn’t want a newborn girl she abandoned Monday at Ransom Memorial Hospital, but there are a lot of others who do. Ottawa Police and Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services offices on Tuesday were swamped with calls from people wanting to adopt the girl, called Abby Dawn Doe, officials said. Calls from across the country were received at the Lawrence SRS office, said Bob Byers, chief of social services. The Ottawa SRS office quit answering the phone because there were so many calls. Police have also received numerous calls, Chief Jeff Herrman said, although only a few callers gave leads to the mother’s identity. Most of those leads were checked but proved fruitless. SRS is referring callers to the Kansas Children’s Service League, which handles adoptions for the state, Byers said. The infant remained in good health Tuesday at the hospital. ___________________________________________ Crime: Purse-napper accosts 62-year-old in parking lot A 62-year-old Lawrence woman was knocked to the ground Tuesday in a grocery store parking lot when a man grabbed the woman’s purse from her cart, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mark Warren said. The woman’s 62-year-old husband pursued the suspect on foot but didn’t catch him, Warren said. The woman was loading groceries into her car about 1:20 p.m. at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St., when a man approached and grabbed her purse from her cart, knocking her to the ground, Warren said. The contents of the black leather purse were worth more than $100. Police later arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man in connection with the robbery. He was in Douglas County Jail late Tuesday.
On the record
January 9, 2002
Networks prep for battle of bands
January 9, 2002
Music takes center stage tonight as two networks, and two award shows, battle it out for top billing. ABC broadcasts the 29th Annual American Music Awards (7 p.m.), a gala that has seen controversy over the last few weeks.
s hamburger chain suffered liver cancer
January 9, 2002
Dave Thomas, the pudgy founder of the Wendy’s hamburger chain whose homespun commercials helped turn it into one of the world’s top fast-food enterprises, died Tuesday of liver cancer. He was 69.
s approach is endorsement of their ideas
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger, a conservative Republican seeking his party’s gubernatorial nomination, came out Tuesday swinging like a Democrat. That, at least, is what Democrats said.
U.S. has stake in Kashmir
January 9, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Increased tension on the border between India and Pakistan often leads the news these days. Why should Americans care if two rival powers halfway across the world jockey for control of disputed territory, in this case the Indian-run land of Kashmir?
It’s cold comfort
Homemade recipes add a heartwarming touch to meals
January 9, 2002
By Joy Ludwig When people hear about comfort foods, they often think of mom’s home cooking meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken soup, pot roast or warm and gooey chocolate-chip cookies. These are simple foods with tastes and smells reminiscent of more carefree times, which may account for their spike in popularity within the past few months.
Bush signs education bill
January 9, 2002
President Bush sat at a school desk Tuesday and signed the most far-reaching federal education bill in nearly four decades, a $26 billion plan to broaden academic testing, triple spending for literacy programs and help children escape America’s worst public schools.
No-new-taxes plan heavy on cuts
District pleads for budget support
January 9, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence public school district could trim more than $1 million from the payroll by crowding more students into every classroom. Nearly $750,000 could be saved by eliminating all school nurses.
KU men’s bowlers ascend to No. 10
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling club ascended to No. 10 in the second National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Assn. poll of the season.
Briefly
January 9, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Two hijackers had run-ins with law before Sept. 11 Florida: Pilot took controversial drug Los Angeles: Airport passengers charged New York City: Ground zero tickets issued
Military option remains for Iraq, say senators
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 8:04 a.m.) ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT — America needs to attack Iraq after Afghanistan and topple Saddam Hussein, senior U.S. senators visiting this aircraft carrier said on Wednesday.
Births
January 9, 2002
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births Tuesday.
Jordan tallies 18 points in 96-88 victory
January 9, 2002
In a rare visit to the MCI Center last season, president of basketball operations Michael Jordan threw a tantrum in the owners’ box while watching the Wizards blow a 21-point lead and lose their annual home game against the Clippers.
Oklahoma State comes back for 68-57 win over Baylor
January 9, 2002
A gimpy Maurice Baker is better than no Maurice Baker for No. 6 Oklahoma State. “You’ve got that right,” Cowboys coach Eddie Sutton said. “When he’s on the floor, he gives our team a comforting feeling.”
Seven Marines aboard plane that crashed in Pakistan
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:25 p.m.) A U.S. military plane carrying at least seven Marines crashed into a mountain in Pakistan.
Taliban leaders freed over U.S. protests
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:20 p.m.)Seven high-ranking Taliban officials including the ex-justice minister surrendered to Afghan commanders but were set free by local officials, the Afghan government said Wednesday, even though U.S. officials want Taliban leaders turned over.
Corrections
January 9, 2002
The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or e-mail news@ljworld.com.
Gonzalez takes Texas offer
January 9, 2002
Juan Gonzalez agreed Tuesday night to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers. Gonzalez, who turned down two-year offers from the New York Mets and Baltimore, rejoins the team he started his major league career with.
Saudi Arabian national pleads to bank fraud
January 9, 2002
A Saudi Arabian national who was arrested during a national search for terrorists after the Sept. 11 attacks pleaded guilty Tuesday to one federal charge of bank fraud. Adel F. Badri, 26, of Warrensburg, admitted that he forged three checks totaling $10,750 on a Maryland bank account and deposited them in Warrensburg.
New administrator ready for challenges at private school
January 9, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Dan Herriage has high hopes for Veritas Christian School. Enrollment is growing, and plans are in the works to build a high school within three years to meet the demand. Enrollment has nearly doubled within two years from 65 students to 120 students at the private school in Lawrence.
Ramona Faye Sedlak
January 9, 2002
Oskaloosa Memorial services for Ramona Faye Sedlak, 72, Lake Side Village Community, rural Ozawkie, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at a later date. Mrs. Sedlak was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of Raymond Dominick and Juanita Faye (Shoemaker) Stoffel. She was a 1944 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia. She had lived in rural Ozawkie since 1985, moving from Lawrence, where she had lived since 1953.
Days after discovery, asteroid passes half-million miles from Earth
January 9, 2002
An asteroid large enough to wipe out France hurtled past the Earth at a distance of a half-million miles just days after scientists spotted it. The asteroid, dubbed 2001 YB5, on Monday came within 520,000 miles of Earth, approximately twice the distance of the moon.
CyDex licenses system for animal health uses
January 9, 2002
By Mark Fagan CyDex Inc. is taking its drug-delivery vehicle to the animals. CyDex, an Overland Park-based commercial spinoff from research at Kansas University, announced Tuesday that it had agreed to license its Captisol technology to Pfizer Inc. for use in animal health products.
N.M. company terminates deal
January 9, 2002
Public Service Company of New Mexico announced Tuesday that it has terminated its $4.4 billion merger agreement with Western Resources Inc. Patrick Ortiz, PNM’s senior vice president, said the deal announced in November 2000 could not be completed as originally designed.
Minnesota athletics also have budget woes
January 9, 2002
The committee charged with finding a solution for the University of Minnesota’s sports budget woes has a mammoth if not impossible task ahead of it. University athletics are projected to lose $31 million over the next five years, according to figures released last week.
SRS taps veteran insider for top child welfare post
January 9, 2002
The state has a new top child welfare administrator. She is Marilyn Jacobson. Her title is acting assistant secretary of children and family policy at the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Top 25 Men: Clemson hands Virginia second straight loss
January 9, 2002
Roger Mason was upset about Virginia’s second-straight loss after a 9-0 start. But something else bothered him even more. “I told the team that this is not the worst it can get for us,” Mason said after the seventh-ranked Cavaliers lost 68-52 to Clemson on Tuesday night.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 9, 2002
On Jan. 9, 1902, the Lawrence World’s headline read “A Shooting Scrape,” and the accompanying story told, “A lively shooting scrape took place on the Poehler corner (southeast corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets). John Terry, whose real name is John Kiser, was shot at twice with a .44-caliber revolver by his former wife, Asa Thompson, but both sides went wide, and she ran up the alley and escaped. Terry dropped to the ground, yelling that he was killed, and was quickly arrested by the officers. “
6News video report: Despite budget cuts Superintendent will try to recruit qualified staff
January 9, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on a local forum held to demonstrate the effect state budget cuts would have on the Lawrence school district.
Flight schools across Kansas tighten security
January 9, 2002
Some Kansas flight schools have tightened security procedures after a 15-year-old flight student flew his plane into a Florida bank building during the weekend. Some have stopped giving plane keys to students for preflight checks, and others are doing more background checks.
s weakest link
January 9, 2002
A fashion failure “Goodbye!” has been given to “Weakest Link”: TV host Anne Robinson, who tops the 2001 Worst Dressed Women list from Mr. Blackwell. The acid-tongued critic described Robinson as looking like “Harry Potter in drag.”
s heir apparent subject of intense search
January 9, 2002
As the hunt for al-Qaida leaders expands beyond Afghanistan, authorities confirmed Tuesday that they are pursuing one man as intensely as Osama bin Laden himself an elusive Palestinian who they believe has been entrusted with keeping the terrorist organization’s global network of cells alive and operational.
Ruth Boyce Stringham
January 9, 2002
Services for Ruth Boyce Stringham, 103, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Stringham died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.
Vermeil planning changes after disappointing season in Kansas City
January 9, 2002
Dick Vermeil was a retired Super Bowl-winning coach. He was living the good life. Then an old friend named Carl Peterson talked him into taking over the Kansas City Chiefs. After a 1-6 start, he wondered if maybe he should have stayed retired.
Argentina pays for silence
January 9, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Because it has been a functioning democracy since 1983 and its exports do not include terrorism, Argentina has paid an excruciating price in international indifference to its troubles.
U.S. has stake in Kashmir
January 9, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Increased tension on the border between India and Pakistan often leads the news these days. Why should Americans care if two rival powers halfway across the world jockey for control of disputed territory, in this case the Indian-run land of Kashmir?
Flight schools across Kansas tighten security
January 9, 2002
Some Kansas flight schools have tightened security procedures after a 15-year-old flight student flew his plane into a Florida bank building during the weekend. Some have stopped giving plane keys to students for preflight checks, and others are doing more background checks.
This Thai won’t go into overtime
January 9, 2002
It’s a promise. You can assemble and cook this flavorful noodle and chicken dish in less than half an hour, with the guidance of this recipe’s clear, practical text. Every recipe in Better Homes and Gardens’ “Simple Secrets to Everyday Cooking” (Meredith Books, $29.95) gives you this background, telling you before you start how long it will take to make and how to do it most easily.
It’s possible to cut the fat but not the flavor
January 9, 2002
New Year’s resolutions often include dieting to counter the results of exuberant holiday feasting. Take heart: The prospect need not be austere just resolve to eat healthy foods that taste great.
Lions rip Raiders
LHS gains revenge against SM South, 68-50
January 9, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Stephen and Lawrence High got even. Lawrence senior point guard Stephen Vinson scored a season-high 25 points and dished 12 assists to lead the Lions to a 68-50 Sunflower League boys basketball victory over Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday at LHS.
Defensive wizard Smith answers call from Hall
January 9, 2002
Ozzie Smith had it all the way. The Wizard of Oz, who made a career out of turning difficult plays into dazzling ones, was easily elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility. Smith, regarded as the finest-fielding shortstop ever, was the lone player picked. Gary Carter fell just short of election.
O-South turns back Free State in overtime
January 9, 2002
By Robert Sinclair What started as a matchup of two of the best boys basketball players in the Sunflower League became a thrilling showdown between Free State High and Olathe South. Sure, FSHS junior center Keith Wooden and OSHS junior guard Ryan Rundberg lived up to their billing, scoring team highs of 18 and 21 points respectively.
Suspects sentenced for ‘heinous’ beating death, injury to elderly
January 9, 2002
By Mike Belt Joseph Hayden and Raymond Fuller will have a few more years behind bars to remember the early-morning hours of Nov. 1, 2000, and their night out in Franklin County. Both were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their roles in the beating of an elderly man and the murder of his wife.
Andrew Jay Meyer
January 9, 2002
Kaws ‘explode’ past Santa Fe Trail
January 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A tight halftime battle became a blowout as Perry-Lecompton put on a low-post clinic in the second half of a 74-57 high school boys basketball victory over Perry-Lecompton on Tuesday at PLHS.
Cuban rips officials after landing big fine
January 9, 2002
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took yet another shot at NBA officials Tuesday after the league hit him with a record $500,000 fine. “The fact of the matter is the NBA is more about power than it is about getting the best possible product or even protecting its players,” said Cuban, a longtime critic of game officials. He was fined seven times last season for a total of $505,000.
Horoscopes
January 9, 2002
For Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002. Those with birthdays today: You need to use your sixth sense to enhance your financial potential. Not everyone understands how your mind works, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to explain yourself. Often you get tired or feel limited by your environment. Find ways to make your life more in sync with your needs. If you are single, a relationship might be very important to you. Be sure that the person you choose is emotionally available. If you are attached, go on retreat together more often. You bond on a much deeper level with frequent weekends away. SAGITTARIUS reads you cold.
6Sports video report: Free State boys take third league loss
January 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ third Sunflower League loss, to Olathe South.
6Sports video report: LHS boys roll over SM South
January 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS boys’ basketball win over Shawnee Mission South.
City Commission Briefs
January 9, 2002
Floodplain replatting runs into city delay Commission opposes sale of Blue Cross
Nancy R. Wilson
January 9, 2002
Services for Nancy R. Wilson, 59, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, where she was visiting her daughter.
Nation Briefs
January 9, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Administration shelves fuel-efficiency program Houston: Death penalty may drop in child-drowning case London: Anglican archbishop to retire this year
Post-game shower
January 9, 2002
Clemson’s head basketball coach larry shyatt gets doused with water by Tomas Nagys, right, as Ray Henderson, left, and Edward Scott, center, get out of the way. Shyatt’s shower was in celebration of the Tigers’ 68-52 victory over the No. 7-ranked Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C.
State Briefs
January 9, 2002
Judge in murder trial disqualifies himself Humane Society takes jailed suspects’ dogs Council hears Baldwin police appeals of punishments Graffiti prompts principal to file police report
State Briefs
January 9, 2002
Judge in murder trial disqualifies himself Humane Society takes jailed suspects’ dogs Council hears Baldwin police appeals of punishments Graffiti prompts principal to file police report
Kansas defends ranking: KU 96, NU 57
January 9, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 10:27 p.m.) The Jayhawks made the first successful defense of their No. 1 AP ranking tonight with a thoroughly dominating performance over the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers. When someone brags that a particular game was over in five minutes, that is usually just a bunch of hot air.
Winter pause gives gardener chance to dream
January 9, 2002
When I awoke the other morning my husband cheerfully announced that the weather forecast for Tuesday called for a high temperature near 60 degrees. My first thought was that this might be a good opportunity to run the tiller through my vegetable garden.
Homemade recipes add a heartwarming touch to meals
January 9, 2002
By Joy Ludwig When people hear about comfort foods, they often think of mom’s home cooking meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken soup, pot roast or warm and gooey chocolate-chip cookies. These are simple foods with tastes and smells reminiscent of more carefree times, which may account for their spike in popularity within the past few months.
past Santa Fe Trail
January 9, 2002
By Andy Samuelson A tight halftime battle became a blowout as Perry-Lecompton put on a low-post clinic in the second half of a 74-57 high school boys basketball victory over Perry-Lecompton on Tuesday at PLHS.
6Sports video report: Free State boys take third league loss
January 9, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State boys’ third Sunflower League loss, to Olathe South.
6Sports video report: LHS boys roll over SM South
January 9, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS boys’ basketball win over Shawnee Mission South.
O-South turns back Free State in overtime
January 9, 2002
By Robert Sinclair What started as a matchup of two of the best boys basketball players in the Sunflower League became a thrilling showdown between Free State High and Olathe South. Sure, FSHS junior center Keith Wooden and OSHS junior guard Ryan Rundberg lived up to their billing, scoring team highs of 18 and 21 points respectively.
Stanford set to hire coach
January 9, 2002
Stanford scheduled a news conference for today to introduce its new football coach, with Florida assistant Buddy Teevens expected to get the job. Teevens was the Gators’ offensive coordinator and tight ends coach last season.
ad
January 9, 2002
CNN’s promotions department found itself in serious trouble Monday after the airing of a spot that touted morning anchor Paula Zahn as “sexy.” The promo, which aired a few times Sunday night, rhetorically asked which show’s host was “provocative, supersmart and, oh yeah, just a little sexy” followed by a zipper-like sound effect.
Mora fired by Colts
January 9, 2002
Jim Mora was fired Tuesday after four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ coach and two days after he tearfully declared he wanted to stay in the job.
KU last in Sears Cup
January 9, 2002
Kansas University ranked in a tie for dead last in the country in the just-completed fall standings for the Sears Cup.
Loss at Baylor tonight would give Jayhawks first 0-3 league start in history
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will be trying to avoid an ignominious start to the Big 12 season. The Jayhawks (5-10 overall, 0-2 Big 12) have never started a season with three conference losses, but to avoid that bit of unsavory school history they’ll have to overcome 12th-ranked Baylor (12-1, 0-1) at the Bears’ Ferrell Center tonight.
s Francis regional coach of year
January 9, 2002
Kansas University’s Mark Francis has been named Central Region coach of the year by Soccer Buzz magazine, and Jayhawks Pardis Brown and Hilla Rantala were named to the magazine’s All-Central Region teams.
t need knee surgery
January 9, 2002
Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has a sprained knee and will not need surgery, but he will miss next month’s Pro Bowl. The injury also means his opportunity for a 10-day tryout with an NBA team following the Pro Bowl almost certainly has been dashed.
s possible to cut the fat but not the flavor
January 9, 2002
New Year’s resolutions often include dieting to counter the results of exuberant holiday feasting. Take heart: The prospect need not be austere just resolve to eat healthy foods that taste great.
A spoonful of soup helps fight winter chill
January 9, 2002
If the gray January weather has you down, watch “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Warming Soups and Stews.” A new show airs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday each week on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 and repeats at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Sound off
January 9, 2002
A couple of weeks ago the Journal-World printed something about how to change your vote on the Blue Cross Blue Shield buy-out issue. Could you please reprint it? To change your ballot, you may call the Policyholder Information Center at (800) 756-8400 to request a new ballot.
t go into overtime
January 9, 2002
It’s a promise. You can assemble and cook this flavorful noodle and chicken dish in less than half an hour, with the guidance of this recipe’s clear, practical text. Every recipe in Better Homes and Gardens’ “Simple Secrets to Everyday Cooking” (Meredith Books, $29.95) gives you this background, telling you before you start how long it will take to make and how to do it most easily.
Lawrence companies called up
January 9, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess For the first time since World War II, an entire Kansas National Guard unit has been called up for overseas duty. Members of Lawrence-based Companies B and E of the 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry will be among about 400 Kansas guardsmen sent to Europe for support duties in Operation Enduring Freedom, the war on terrorism.
Connell Road area eyed for annexation into city
January 9, 2002
By Joel Mathis Officials are looking at southeast Lawrence as the next expansion line in the city. City Manager Mike Wildgen said Tuesday that land along a 1-mile stretch of O’Connell Road, between 23rd and 31st streets, must be annexed so the city can borrow money to pay for improvements to the road.
s guitars
January 9, 2002
A long-standing custody fight over the famed guitars of the late Grateful Dead lead-man Jerry Garcia finally has ended, setting the stage for an auction of a storied and intensely coveted piece of rock history.
U.S. denies farm group access to Cuba
January 9, 2002
In denying a leading U.S. agribusiness group the right to travel to Cuba, the Treasury Department has touched off complaints that it has no fixed guidelines on who should be allowed to visit the communist island.
Farmland wheat ready for Cuba
January 9, 2002
Flowing from a snake-like spout, 30,000 metric tons of grain poured Tuesday into the hull of a ship set to take it to a place American wheat hasn’t gone in 40 years Cuba.
Anthem battles allegations its promises are empty
January 9, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials Tuesday vowed to provide quality service if allowed to acquire Kansas’ largest health insurer, but Anthem opponents complained the company has failed to make specific commitments.
Bush signs education bill
January 9, 2002
President Bush sat at a school desk Tuesday and signed the most far-reaching federal education bill in nearly four decades, a $26 billion plan to broaden academic testing, triple spending for literacy programs and help children escape America’s worst public schools.
Supreme Court limits use of disabilities law
January 9, 2002
In a decision potentially affecting millions of workers and their employers, the Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously narrowed the number of people covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
used in prosecution
January 9, 2002
A Kansas City man was convicted Tuesday of selling a Prairie Village, Kan., woman a fatal dose of cocaine. A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Derrick Bruce Smith, 34, guilty of one count of distribution of cocaine resulting in death, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Argentina pays for silence
January 9, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday Because it has been a functioning democracy since 1983 and its exports do not include terrorism, Argentina has paid an excruciating price in international indifference to its troubles.
Rams to visit Kansas City next season
January 9, 2002
Realignment of the NFL divisions will cause some changes in the Kansas City Chiefs’ schedule next season, but some familiar opponents remain. The Chiefs will play host to the St. Louis Rams twice, once in preseason and once during the regular season.
Top 25 Women: Snow propels No. 2 Vols past No. 25 ODU, 74-62
January 9, 2002
Michelle Snow scored 19 points and reserve Tasha Butts had 16 including two key three-pointers as second-ranked Tennessee held on to beat No. 25 Old Dominion 74-62 Tuesday night.
Parked train car catches fire in east Lawrence
January 9, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:12 a.m.) A parked train car in east Lawrence caught fire this morning and investigators say it looks suspicious.
s four goals tie Flyers record, lead team to victory
January 9, 2002
Jiri Dopita scored four goals a first this season in the NHL to tie a team record as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Atlanta Thrashers 7-4 Tuesday night to take over first place in the Atlantic Division.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 9, 2002
Gift of time
January 9, 2002
Journal-World Editorial In our rushed world, the people who give their time as volunteers are a valuable commodity. Volunteers are some of the most important people in Lawrence.
January 9, 2002
Michael Jordan the public figure is confronting a more private and personal situation in his life. Juanita Jordan, his wife of 12 years, has filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Minnesota athletics also have budget woes
January 9, 2002
The committee charged with finding a solution for the University of Minnesota’s sports budget woes has a mammoth if not impossible task ahead of it. University athletics are projected to lose $31 million over the next five years, according to figures released last week.
Not a host
January 9, 2002
No SLT split
January 9, 2002
Prison ordered in cocaine death
Len Bias Law’ used in prosecution
January 9, 2002
A Kansas City man was convicted Tuesday of selling a Prairie Village, Kan., woman a fatal dose of cocaine. A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Derrick Bruce Smith, 34, guilty of one count of distribution of cocaine resulting in death, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.