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Four injured, including two police officers, in traffic accident
January 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:03 p.m.) It’s believed alcohol may have played a part in a three-vehicle accident early Friday morning that injured two Lawrence Police officers and two motorists.
Investigators search for clues to Marine plane crash
January 11, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 8:58 a.m.) Military troops scoured the remote landscape of southwestern Pakistan Friday for the bodies of seven U.S. Marines killed in the crash of their tanker plane. Investigators tried to determine what sent the aircraft into a mountain.
U.S. naval base in Cuba prepares for Afghan prisoners
January 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:21 a.m.) U.S. troops were preparing for the arrival Friday of 20 al-Qaida and Taliban fighters being flown in from Afghanistan for imprisonment at the U.S. naval base.
Williams having a blast this season
January 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams is a happy camper in this, his 14th season at Kansas. “Thank goodness they mail that check to my wife or direct deposit it because I’d feel guilty going to the pay window if I had to go pick up my paycheck,” Williams, coach of the country’s No. 1 team, said Thursday.
World briefs
January 11, 2002
Engineer becomes nation’s president DVD code-breaker charged with crime
Wilson services
January 11, 2002
Williams fan
January 11, 2002
School balance
January 11, 2002
To the editor: Although I agree with the opinions expressed by the Kansas University professors in the Jan. 6 J-W article that the future growth of Lawrence needs to be closely scrutinized and that city officials should proceed with caution, I am disheartened with Professor Yetman’s theory regarding the current and future socioeconomic imbalance of the local high schools.
Russell J Finch
January 11, 2002
Memorial services for Russell J Finch, 94, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. He was cremated. Mr. Finch died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Region briefs
January 11, 2002
Former attorney pleads no contest to theft Neighborhood sees second swastika graffiti State Rep. Spangler won’t seek re-election
Region briefs
January 11, 2002
Former attorney pleads no contest to theft Neighborhood sees second swastika graffiti State Rep. Spangler won’t seek re-election
On the record
January 11, 2002
On the record
January 11, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
NFL briefs
January 11, 2002
More underclassmen leaving school for draft Holmgren, McGinnis to coach in Senior Bowl Glenn suspended by Pats Newton indicted on federal drug counts McNair, George healing
Local sports briefs
January 11, 2002
Baker men fall BU women victorious Ottawa women win
Leland McPherson
January 11, 2002
Services for Leland McPherson, 91, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be in McLouth Cemetery. Mr. McPherson died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a long illness.
Leland McPherson
January 11, 2002
Lelah May Hughes
January 11, 2002
Services for Lelah May Hughes, 83, Independence, Kan., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home Chapel, Independence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Elk City. Mrs. Hughes died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in Clarinda, Iowa.
Frances Colleen Pilgrim
January 11, 2002
Donald D. Seel
January 11, 2002
Briefly
January 11, 2002
Actress’ bond extended; charges still uncertain State worker arrested in murder-for-hire plot Jewish Defense League leader, member indicted Plot to kill governor under investigation
Briefcase
January 11, 2002
BorderLine to close Farm income to fall without more aid Jobless claims decline Burlington to cut jobs
Briefcase
January 11, 2002
BorderLine to close Farm income to fall without more aid Jobless claims decline Burlington to cut jobs
Argentina freezes deposits; hundreds protest limits
January 11, 2002
With national finances crumbling, the government on Thursday tightened its grip on the banking system, freezing more of Argentines’ savings in an effort to keep the country limping along.
People
January 11, 2002
Comedian, wife expecting a child Janet Jackson ready for love No doubt, a wedding’s on tap Author’s next work: 1776
Daily ticker
January 11, 2002
Daily ticker
January 11, 2002
Dow Industrials 26.23, 10,067.86
What’s Online - The ‘3Rs’ is the focus of new Web site
January 11, 2002
Michael Newman, World Online Entertainment Manager, tells about a new Web site designed to take an in-depth look into how the 3Rs, reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, are taught in local schools.
Series examines the basics of education
January 11, 2002
Next week, the Journal-World, 6News and World Online will present a four-day series titled “The 3Rs: Basics of Education.” Education reporters Trish Ayers, of 6News, and Tim Carpenter, of the J-W, will report on how three Lawrence schools individually excell at reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. And Michael Newman, Online Entertainment manager, will report on how the fine arts picture fits in when school districts concentrate on the basics. We’ll also have online-only exclusives on this site in the next week, including a poll, links to a community forum discussion on the 3Rs and a link to our schools site that includes school report cards. You can also e-mail questions about the basics to Lawrence’s schools Supt. Gary Weseman, who has agreed to have his responses posted on this site.
Heartland Park Topeka announces 2002 racing schedule
January 11, 2002
Heartland Park Topeka has announced its 2002 racing schedule, featuring the O’Reilly Summer Nationals, Pennzoil World of Outlaws, sportsman drag racing and a weekly dirt series.
Russell J Finch
January 11, 2002
Douglas Countians file fund reports tracking campaign re-election money
January 11, 2002
Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show one Douglas County commissioner already has started raising funds for his re-election campaign, and several state legislators have healthy war chests. During 2001 County Commissioner Charles Jones raised $1,110, most of it coming in the last month of the year after he announced he would seek a second term on the commission.
Haskins’ lawyer sees no reason to repay buyout
January 11, 2002
The University of Minnesota has no justification to demand the return of the $1.5 million buyout it paid Clem Haskins, the lawyer for the former coach said.
Cuban accepts challenge from fast-food chain
January 11, 2002
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is taking on a new job: Dairy Queen manager. Cuban accepted Thursday an offer from the fast-food chain to manage one of its restaurants for a day to see how hard the job is.
Burglary mastermind sentenced to 21 years
January 11, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man convicted of planning a burglary that ended in the beating of an elderly Perry man two years ago is going to prison for 21 years.
Corrections officers face disciplinary action
January 11, 2002
State officials are studying whether physical changes should be made at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility because of an error that allowed 30 maximum-security cell doors to be opened at once.
Local officials appeal to legislators
January 11, 2002
By Joel Mathis Keep the money coming, please.
6News video report: Only handful of employees left at oldest Farmland plant
January 11, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the second round of layoffs at the Lawrence Farmland plant.
Sprint’s CEO touts wireless phone services
January 11, 2002
Sprint Chairman William T. Esrey opened up the third day of the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show Thursday with a pledge to make the next generation of wireless phone service available nationwide by midyear.
Firm to market germ-resistant beef
January 11, 2002
Farmland National Beef, the nation’s fourth largest packer, hopes this summer to market beef made germ-resistant by a newly approved protein it touts as an all-natural improvement in food safety. Lactoferrin has been shown to prevent harmful bacteria from attaching to beef, while also inhibiting germs’ growth, Farmland senior vice president David Hall said Thursday.
Royals promise new look, attitude
January 11, 2002
Dour Tony Muser is turning over a new leaf. The manager of the Kansas City Royals says he’s going to start being happy. “I know you’ve heard about attitude changes on my part,” Muser said at the Royals’ winter luncheon Thursday, where the team’s new uniforms and proposals for stadium improvements were unveiled.
Enron sought help from U.S. leaders
Accounting firm discloses destruction of documents sought in case
January 11, 2002
Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay reached out to two of President Bush’s Cabinet officers when the energy company was collapsing, the White House disclosed Thursday as the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into Enron’s bankruptcy. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, who received campaign contributions from Enron executives during his failed 2000 senatorial bid, said he would recuse himself from the investigation.
Cougars pull away from Lions late - Shawnee Mission Northwest 69, Lawrence 45
Poor fourth quarter dooms LHS girls in loss to unbeaten Northwest
January 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson By looking at the final score in Lawrence’s 69-45 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Thursday night at LHS, one would assume the Lions were right back where they started this season a basketball team that had lost 15 straight. Coach Kristin Mallory would disagree.
Police canisters started fatal fire
January 11, 2002
Police smoke canisters sparked a fire that killed a slaying suspect who shot at officers during a standoff, the city fire marshal ruled Thursday.
Coach a ‘treasure’
January 11, 2002
Russia pushes point on nuclear arms talks
January 11, 2002
Highlighting tensions that threaten newly warm U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s Foreign Ministry bristled Thursday at the Pentagon’s plan to downsize American nuclear arsenals by putting weapons in reserve rather than destroying them.
Israel bulldozes camp in retaliatory act
Palestinian homes razed after raid on post
January 11, 2002
Israel sent tanks and bulldozers into a Palestinian refugee camp early Thursday, knocking down dozens of buildings in retaliation for a raid on an army post that left four soldiers dead.
School balance
January 11, 2002
Dozens arrested across country in methamphetamine ring bust
January 11, 2002
Federal authorities charged more than 100 people in a nationwide crackdown announced Thursday on a ring that supplied a drug used to manufacture methamphetamine on the West Coast.
Ethan kicks competition for ‘Survivor 3’ top prize
Soccer player from Lexington, Mass., wins $1 million on hit CBS reality show
January 11, 2002
This go-around, it’s not earthshaking news, but the winner of “Survivor 3” is Ethan Zohn.
Schools desegregated by economics, not race
Cambridge, Mass., testing new enrollment plan in elementaries based on students’ parents’ income
January 11, 2002
When Michela Grunebaum entered kindergarten last September, her race was one of the main factors used to decide which school she would attend. But when her 3-year-old brother Noah begins classes in a few years, the family’s income will be a bigger factor than the boy’s skin color.
2001 saw soaring rate of annexations
January 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Annexation of hundreds of acres along U.S. Highway 40 helped push the growth of Lawrence city limits to one of its fastest rates in history during 2001, but city officials said it wasn’t the start of a land-grabbing trend. Figures from the Douglas County Appraiser’s office show Lawrence annexed 844 acres into the city limits last year, compared with just 298 acres in 2000.
Court ruling in Alaska lets mentally ill carry weapons
Concealed gun law subject of legal challenge
January 11, 2002
Judge Natalie Finn took away Timothy Wagner’s gun permit after he claimed someone had implanted a computer chip in his head and injected him with deadly chemicals.
Jury deliberations begin in hockey death trial
January 11, 2002
The jury in the manslaughter case against a hockey dad began deliberating Thursday whether he was a “gentle giant” who fought back in self-defense, or just a bully.
Nevada site tapped to house nuclear dump
January 11, 2002
The Energy Department gave the go-ahead Thursday for a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, contending the site is scientifically sound and that “compelling national interests” override the state’s strong objections.
School Report Cards
January 11, 2002
January 11, 2002
To the editor: Criticism by Mr. Finch in Monday’s J-W of Coach Roy Williams is without justification. Coach Williams uses idioms to relate the importance of playing defense to his players. No one could possible think any player or coach would be executed for failure to play Division I. However, the team’s performance, and coach’s job security, are predicated on the necessary fundamentals of defense instructed by Coach Williams and his staff.
Dozens arrested across country in methamphetamine ring bust
January 11, 2002
Federal authorities charged more than 100 people in a nationwide crackdown announced Thursday on a ring that supplied a drug used to manufacture methamphetamine on the West Coast.
F-16 crashes near busy N.J. highway
January 11, 2002
An F-16 with the New Jersey Air National Guard crashed near a busy highway Thursday, and the pilot ejected safely, officials said.
Local officials appeal to legislators
January 11, 2002
By Joel Mathis Keep the money coming, please.
Corrections officers face disciplinary action
January 11, 2002
State officials are studying whether physical changes should be made at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility because of an error that allowed 30 maximum-security cell doors to be opened at once.
Douglas Countians file fund reports tracking campaign re-election money
January 11, 2002
Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show one Douglas County commissioner already has started raising funds for his re-election campaign, and several state legislators have healthy war chests. During 2001 County Commissioner Charles Jones raised $1,110, most of it coming in the last month of the year after he announced he would seek a second term on the commission.
Four injured, including two police officers, in traffic accident
January 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:03 p.m.) It’s believed alcohol may have played a part in a three-vehicle accident early Friday morning that injured two Lawrence Police officers and two motorists.
Series examines the basics of education
January 11, 2002
Next week, the Journal-World, 6News and World Online will present a four-day series titled “The 3Rs: Basics of Education.” Education reporters Trish Ayers, of 6News, and Tim Carpenter, of the J-W, will report on how three Lawrence schools individually excell at reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. And Michael Newman, Online Entertainment manager, will report on how the fine arts picture fits in when school districts concentrate on the basics. We’ll also have online-only exclusives on this site in the next week, including a poll, links to a community forum discussion on the 3Rs and a link to our schools site that includes school report cards. You can also e-mail questions about the basics to Lawrence’s schools Supt. Gary Weseman, who has agreed to have his responses posted on this site.
Burglary mastermind sentenced to 21 years
January 11, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man convicted of planning a burglary that ended in the beating of an elderly Perry man two years ago is going to prison for 21 years.
KU professor finds himself speaking German on Web
January 11, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Mark Reaney didn’t know he spoke German. He didn’t know he was a Swiss theater star or that he’d talked with Alice in Wonderland, either.
Frances C. Flory
January 11, 2002
Services for Frances C. Flory, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Mausoleum, Topeka. Interment will be in Mount Hope Mausoleum. Ms. Flory died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Donald D. Seel
January 11, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Donald D. Seel, 48, Topeka, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors conducted by Philip Billard Post No. 1650 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Seel died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital, Topeka.
Argentina freezes deposits
January 11, 2002
With national finances crumbling, the government on Thursday tightened its grip on the banking system, freezing more of Argentines’ savings in an effort to keep the country limping along.
Palestinian homes razed after raid on post
January 11, 2002
Israel sent tanks and bulldozers into a Palestinian refugee camp early Thursday, knocking down dozens of buildings in retaliation for a raid on an army post that left four soldiers dead.
Wilson services
January 11, 2002
Services for Nancy R. Wilson, 59, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Family burial will be at a later date. Ms. Wilson died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii while visiting her daughter.
Bush banks on economy
January 11, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Even before Sen. Tom Daschle delivered his speech assailing the Bush economic policy, Republicans and their allies launched a counterattack accusing the Senate majority leader of “obstructionism” and “economic bunkum.” The next day, President Bush joined the assault himself, suggesting that Democrats favored a tax increase and vowing that it would pass only “over my dead body.”
Cuban accepts challenge from fast-food chain
January 11, 2002
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is taking on a new job: Dairy Queen manager. Cuban accepted Thursday an offer from the fast-food chain to manage one of its restaurants for a day to see how hard the job is.
lawyer sees no reason to repay buyout
January 11, 2002
The University of Minnesota has no justification to demand the return of the $1.5 million buyout it paid Clem Haskins, the lawyer for the former coach said.
Mystics want Summitt as consultant
January 11, 2002
Pat Summitt isn’t leaving her coaching job at Tennessee, but she might do some work on the side with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Firm to market germ-resistant beef
January 11, 2002
Farmland National Beef, the nation’s fourth largest packer, hopes this summer to market beef made germ-resistant by a newly approved protein it touts as an all-natural improvement in food safety. Lactoferrin has been shown to prevent harmful bacteria from attaching to beef, while also inhibiting germs’ growth, Farmland senior vice president David Hall said Thursday.
s CEO touts wireless phone services
January 11, 2002
Sprint Chairman William T. Esrey opened up the third day of the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show Thursday with a pledge to make the next generation of wireless phone service available nationwide by midyear.
Stocks stall on profit-taking, anticipation of earnings
January 11, 2002
Wall Street meandered through a lackluster session Thursday, unimpressed by better-than-expected retail sales and a drop in unemployment claims that indicated the economy might be turning around.
Heartland Park Topeka announces 2002 racing schedule
January 11, 2002
Heartland Park Topeka has announced its 2002 racing schedule, featuring the O’Reilly Summer Nationals, Pennzoil World of Outlaws, sportsman drag racing and a weekly dirt series.
Royals promise new look, attitude
January 11, 2002
Dour Tony Muser is turning over a new leaf. The manager of the Kansas City Royals says he’s going to start being happy. “I know you’ve heard about attitude changes on my part,” Muser said at the Royals’ winter luncheon Thursday, where the team’s new uniforms and proposals for stadium improvements were unveiled.
Dunkin thrilled to be playing
January 11, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Senior Matt Dunkin is easing his way back into Lawrence High’s lineup. A month ago, Dunkin wasn’t so sure if he’d ever play basketball again for the Lions because of ongoing battle with migraines. “He had his doubts,” LHS coach Chris Davis said.
World briefs
January 11, 2002
Engineer becomes nation’s president DVD code-breaker charged with crime
Unfair advantage
January 11, 2002
6Sports video report: Lions can’t stop Cougars in the fourth
January 11, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High girls’ basketball loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest.
6Sports video report: No. 1 Jayhawks stop Cochran from scoring
January 11, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the steps the Jayhawks took to stop the Huskers leading scorer.
NBA briefs
January 11, 2002
Three cities vying to be Hornets’ home Hawks activate Ratliff; Kukoc on injured list New NBA TV deals near $700 million a year McMillan to miss game Walker not seriously hurt
Intelligence said to show country is harboring fighters who fled Afghanistan
January 11, 2002
President Bush warned Iranian officials Thursday not to harbor al-Qaida fighters fleeing Afghanistan and not to try to destabilize the country’s new government. If the warning is ignored, Bush said, the U.S.-led coalition “will deal with them … in diplomatic ways, initially.” Until now, the United States has quietly praised longtime foe Iran for its help in the war on international terror. Iranians and Americans have worked together to fight the Taliban and to create Afghanistan’s new government.
2001 saw soaring rate of annexations
January 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Annexation of hundreds of acres along U.S. Highway 40 helped push the growth of Lawrence city limits to one of its fastest rates in history during 2001, but city officials said it wasn’t the start of a land-grabbing trend. Figures from the Douglas County Appraiser’s office show Lawrence annexed 844 acres into the city limits last year, compared with just 298 acres in 2000.
income
January 11, 2002
When Michela Grunebaum entered kindergarten last September, her race was one of the main factors used to decide which school she would attend. But when her 3-year-old brother Noah begins classes in a few years, the family’s income will be a bigger factor than the boy’s skin color.
The best politics may be no politics
January 11, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The political rumblings are starting. The Democrats are about to readjust their presidential-nomination calendar to assure they get an early start at taking on President Bush. The president is using over-my-dead-body language to describe his dedication to opposing tax increases.
Unfair advantage
January 11, 2002
To the editor: “Calculators are available to students in all grades”? Sure, I could have moved more quickly to advanced math, too, if I hadn’t needed to think my way through long division and invert my own fractions!
Gonzalez made decision with his heart, and his heart was in Texas
January 11, 2002
The screaming headline Wednesday morning on the back page of a New York tabloid was brief and right to the point: “Weasel!”
School Report Cards
January 11, 2002
Here is a link to the state’s report cards for the 2000-2001 school year. The Journal-World will present these in a more graphical presentation in a few weeks.
Violent images have measurable effect
January 11, 2002
I’m concerned about the violent content of some children’s cartoon shows and the toys and other products connected with them. My husband thinks they’re harmless. What’s your point of view?
Lelah May Hughes
January 11, 2002
Area briefs
January 11, 2002
Oskaloosa facilities to be renovated with funds Commanding general to be promoted to major Case for former Williams Fund head at a later date
Mystics want Summitt as consultant
January 11, 2002
Pat Summitt isn’t leaving her coaching job at Tennessee, but she might do some work on the side with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
Eldredge claims U.S. crown
Goebel second in Figure Skating Championships
January 11, 2002
Todd skipped the quad, yet soared to his sixth U.S. title. Making it even sweeter, Todd Eldredge is headed for his third Olympics, hoping to grab the medal that has eluded him.
Ceremony honors Green Beret killed in war
American shot in ambush remembered at fort where Special Forces member trained
January 11, 2002
Hundreds of soldiers and family members stood in drizzling rain Thursday to remember Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the first American killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan.
Oread debate will get public hearing
January 11, 2002
By Joel Mathis The state’s top historic preservation official flip-flopped Thursday, saying he will hold a public hearing on the fate of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio.
Prisoners head to Guantanamo for questioning
January 11, 2002
U.S. Marines began an extraordinary security mission on Thursday night flying the first 20 of hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners to a U.S. base on Cuba, where they are to be held for questioning and possible trial.
Minnesota names Tice head coach
O’Leary expected to join Vikings staff as defensive assistant
January 11, 2002
Mike Tice took firm control of the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, shaking up his staff amid a report that he would hire disgraced coach George O’Leary as an assistant. In his first day as head coach, Tice dismissed a fifth assistant, challenged quarterback Daunte Culpepper to get better, and promised that none of his players would loaf.
Barbara Eden goes from ‘Jeannie’ to ‘Witch’
January 11, 2002
Look for two blasts from our pop-cultural past on tonight’s episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (7 p.m., WB). Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeannie”) guest stars as Sabrina’s Aunt Irma, who arrives from the Other Realm when she discovers that Harvey has knowledge of Sabrina’s magic powers.
Ravens adjust to underdog role
January 11, 2002
Baltimore’s Super Bowl victory a year ago doesn’t mean much now. The Ravens, only the fifth-seeded team in the AFC, begin defense of their NFL title Sunday in Miami as a 21/2-point underdog to the Dolphins, who haven’t exactly finished with a flourish.
Streaking Bruins blank Kings, 5-0
January 11, 2002
The Boston Bruins are getting scoring from their top three lines and have three 20-goal scorers to prove it. Bill Guerin scored his team-leading 24th goal and added two assists as the Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-0, on Thursday night for their third straight victory.
Plant cuts more jobs
January 11, 2002
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries Inc. cut another 20 union jobs Thursday from its fertilizer plant in Lawrence, and announced that layoffs were on the way for 34 administrative and managerial employees at the plant. The bad news arrived early Thursday morning at the 500-acre site at the southeastern edge of town, which lost 68 union employees during a layoff in May. The plant has been idle since May 1 because of an industrywide oversupply of fertilizer and depressed demand from farmers.
Religious leaders count on census
January 11, 2002
The Rev. Richard Magnus looks at the mountain of data gleaned by the Census Bureau and thinks about churches where to build them, whether they need bilingual pastors, if they should offer day care. Magnus runs the national outreach office for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is among many religious leaders who are using the 2000 census to expand their denominations.
Serving seniors
Churches strive to meet spiritual needs of retirees, elderly
January 11, 2002
By Jim Baker Services at First Baptist Church have additional meaning for Eva Edmands. Edmands, 72, is a full-time volunteer and administrative assistant who works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the church, 1330 Kasold Drive. She’s there on Sunday, too, for worship.
Democrats’ plan aims to expand drug program
January 11, 2002
Democratic leaders presented a plan Wednesday to expand the state’s year-old prescription drug program for senior citizens.
The best politics may be no politics
January 11, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The political rumblings are starting. The Democrats are about to readjust their presidential-nomination calendar to assure they get an early start at taking on President Bush. The president is using over-my-dead-body language to describe his dedication to opposing tax increases.
Notable gestures
January 11, 2002
J-W Editorials A school superintendent’s action regarding a pay raise should become infectious. Don’t expect a stampede of people refusing pay increases to help in a serious situation. But at least there are some among us who are willing to make such noble gestures. And if more people with high pay and benefits would do likewise, many would be far better off.
Democrat leads fund-raising
In governor’s race, Sebelius tops all Republicans combined
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republicans outnumber Democrats in Kansas by about 2-to-1, but Democrat Kathleen Sebelius is raising more campaign funds than all Republicans in the governor’s race combined, according to finance reports filed Thursday. “Kathleen is extremely gratified by the support given to her by so many, many people,” said Stephen Martino, who is Sebelius’ finance director.
F-16 crashes near busy N.J. highway
January 11, 2002
An F-16 with the New Jersey Air National Guard crashed near a busy highway Thursday, and the pilot ejected safely, officials said.
Marine families grieve for crew
Pakistan plane crash included first U.S. servicewoman death since 1991 Gulf War
January 11, 2002
The new wedding ring was a surprise that Jennifer Germosen planned to present to her Marine husband when he returned from overseas next month. She never got the chance. A few hours after buying the gold ring she thought was nicer than his original, military officials arrived at her apartment to tell her Staff Sgt. Scott Germosen, 37, died with six fellow crew members of a plane that crashed into a mountain in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Report: Wages trail behind rest of state
January 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County is growing faster than average but its residents earn lower-than-average wages, even compared to other university communities, a new study shows. About 50 people heard those findings and others Thursday morning at “Getting Up to Speed on Economic Development in Douglas County,” a three-hour workshop sponsored by the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board.
Stocks stall on profit-taking, anticipation of earnings
January 11, 2002
Wall Street meandered through a lackluster session Thursday, unimpressed by better-than-expected retail sales and a drop in unemployment claims that indicated the economy might be turning around.
Gooden heading home
Californian eager to play No. 11 UCLA
January 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden’s favorite NBA team? “The Lakers, of course,” says Gooden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-10, 230-pound junior forward from Richmond, Calif. His favorite football team? “The Raiders.” His favorite college basketball team, aside from his beloved Kansas Jayhawks?
Spirituality
January 11, 2002
Utah’s Catholics find unity in being a minority Christian Coalition settles racial discrimination lawsuit Conservatives encourage Bush on human cloning ban
Briefly
January 11, 2002
Actress’ bond extended; charges still uncertain State worker arrested in murder-for-hire plot Jewish Defense League leader, member indicted Plot to kill governor under investigation
Concealed gun law subject of legal challenge
January 11, 2002
Judge Natalie Finn took away Timothy Wagner’s gun permit after he claimed someone had implanted a computer chip in his head and injected him with deadly chemicals.
Legislators plan trip to Manhattan to hear about proposal for new university research buildings
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Some lawmakers say a trip by the Legislature to Manhattan to hear about a proposal to build university research facilities is a waste of money and unfair to other pressing state needs competing for tight budget dollars. The 2002 legislative session starts Monday amid the worst budget problems in decades. State leaders have warned that education, social services and highways could be on the chopping block.
On the street
January 11, 2002
Asked at Molly McGee’s Do the Jayhawks deserve their No. 1 ranking?
Nevada site tapped to house nuclear dump
January 11, 2002
The Energy Department gave the go-ahead Thursday for a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, contending the site is scientifically sound and that “compelling national interests” override the state’s strong objections.
NBC morning mainstay to mark a half-century on the air
January 11, 2002
The first theme song for “The Today Show” was “Sentimental Journey,” maybe an odd choice for a news and information program. But from its inception, “Today” broke many of television’s rules and invented plenty more.
Spirituality
January 11, 2002
Utah’s Catholics find unity in being a minority Christian Coalition settles racial discrimination lawsuit Conservatives encourage Bush on human cloning ban
Poor fourth quarter dooms LHS girls in loss to unbeaten Northwest
January 11, 2002
By Andy Samuelson By looking at the final score in Lawrence’s 69-45 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Thursday night at LHS, one would assume the Lions were right back where they started this season a basketball team that had lost 15 straight. Coach Kristin Mallory would disagree.
Jury deliberations begin in hockey death trial
January 11, 2002
The jury in the manslaughter case against a hockey dad began deliberating Thursday whether he was a “gentle giant” who fought back in self-defense, or just a bully.
January 11, 2002
Look for two blasts from our pop-cultural past on tonight’s episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (7 p.m., WB). Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeannie”) guest stars as Sabrina’s Aunt Irma, who arrives from the Other Realm when she discovers that Harvey has knowledge of Sabrina’s magic powers.
Oread debate will get public hearing
January 11, 2002
By Joel Mathis The state’s top historic preservation official flip-flopped Thursday, saying he will hold a public hearing on the fate of homes in the 1300 block of Ohio.
Officials visit with British alumni in KU fund-raising efforts
January 11, 2002
By Terry Rombeck All the world’s a stage for Kansas University’s fund-raising efforts. Chancellor Robert Hemenway and an entourage of KU officials this week are in London to meet with British alumni and donors. The events include one-on-one meetings and a reception at the Globe Theatre where William Shakespeare staged plays.
Leary expected to join Vikings staff as defensive assistant
January 11, 2002
Mike Tice took firm control of the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, shaking up his staff amid a report that he would hire disgraced coach George O’Leary as an assistant. In his first day as head coach, Tice dismissed a fifth assistant, challenged quarterback Daunte Culpepper to get better, and promised that none of his players would loaf.
s kit simplifies support for troops in field
January 11, 2002
In 17 years as a military chaplain, Lt. Col. Ben Richardson has turned truck hoods into altars and Iraqi hotel balconies into pulpits. Loose cartons have served as makeshift office furniture. Now he has all a chaplain could need in one plastic box.
Frances Colleen Pilgrim
January 11, 2002
Services for Frances Colleen Pilgrim, 79, Oskaloosa, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and the Eudora area, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hesper Friends Church, rural Eudora. Burial will be in Hesper Friends Cemetery, rural Eudora. Ms. Pilgrim died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center, Topeka.
6News video report: Only handful of employees left at oldest Farmland plant
January 11, 2002
Josh Garber reports on the second round of layoffs at the Lawrence Farmland plant.
Russia pushes point on nuclear arms talks
January 11, 2002
Highlighting tensions that threaten newly warm U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s Foreign Ministry bristled Thursday at the Pentagon’s plan to downsize American nuclear arsenals by putting weapons in reserve rather than destroying them.
s race, Sebelius tops all Republicans combined
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Republicans outnumber Democrats in Kansas by about 2-to-1, but Democrat Kathleen Sebelius is raising more campaign funds than all Republicans in the governor’s race combined, according to finance reports filed Thursday. “Kathleen is extremely gratified by the support given to her by so many, many people,” said Stephen Martino, who is Sebelius’ finance director.
s vulnerable spots
January 11, 2002
By Dave Ranney The chances of a terrorist using a crop-duster to launch an anthrax attack on Kansas are somewhere between slim and none, the state’s leading expert on bioterrorism said Thursday. Such an attack, said Jerry Jaax, associate vice provost at Kansas State University, could kill hundreds of thousands of people.
cuts
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday made official what he said last month the budget he will present to lawmakers Monday is unacceptable because it would require deep cuts in education, social services and highways. Graves released his detailed budget and immediately condemned it. He said that on Monday the first day of the 2002 legislative session he will unveil a plan to raise more money to restore some of the proposed cuts.
Goebel second in Figure Skating Championships
January 11, 2002
Todd skipped the quad, yet soared to his sixth U.S. title. Making it even sweeter, Todd Eldredge is headed for his third Olympics, hoping to grab the medal that has eluded him.
Williams fan
January 11, 2002
To the editor: I couldn’t let this day end without a response to Ray Finch’s letter to the editor dated Jan. 7. How anyone who knows Coach Williams could possibly call him “Saint Roy” is beyond my comprehension. Granted basketball is “only a game” so, why pick on Coach Williams if that’s truly how you feel.
New York finds old attitude
January 11, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The city has changed since Sept. 11. There’s a new mayor. Michael Bloomberg is in; Rudy Giuliani is out. Of more significance, there’s a new direction. Of even more significance, there’s an old attitude.
Police canisters started fatal fire
January 11, 2002
Police smoke canisters sparked a fire that killed a slaying suspect who shot at officers during a standoff, the city fire marshal ruled Thursday.
Report: Wages trail behind rest of state
January 11, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County is growing faster than average but its residents earn lower-than-average wages, even compared to other university communities, a new study shows. About 50 people heard those findings and others Thursday morning at “Getting Up to Speed on Economic Development in Douglas County,” a three-hour workshop sponsored by the county’s Economic Development Advisory Board.
Local sports briefs
January 11, 2002
Baker men fall BU women victorious Ottawa women win
Streaking Bruins blank Kings, 5-0
January 11, 2002
The Boston Bruins are getting scoring from their top three lines and have three 20-goal scorers to prove it. Bill Guerin scored his team-leading 24th goal and added two assists as the Bruins beat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-0, on Thursday night for their third straight victory.
Ravens adjust to underdog role
January 11, 2002
Baltimore’s Super Bowl victory a year ago doesn’t mean much now. The Ravens, only the fifth-seeded team in the AFC, begin defense of their NFL title Sunday in Miami as a 21/2-point underdog to the Dolphins, who haven’t exactly finished with a flourish.
Californian eager to play No. 11 UCLA
January 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore Drew Gooden’s favorite NBA team? “The Lakers, of course,” says Gooden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-10, 230-pound junior forward from Richmond, Calif. His favorite football team? “The Raiders.” His favorite college basketball team, aside from his beloved Kansas Jayhawks?
6Sports video report: No. 1 Jayhawks stop Cochran from scoring
January 11, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the steps the Jayhawks took to stop the Huskers leading scorer.
Horoscopes
January 11, 2002
For Friday, Jan. 11, 2002: You develop an even stronger personality this year. You learn quickly that sitting on the back burner doesn’t work. If you are single, you will develop quite an entourage of friends. Wait until summer, when it becomes clear as to whom you want for a sweetheart. If you are attached, avoid getting into mini-bickering matches over little things. Use your warmth and understanding, and so will your sweetie.
No. 9 South Carolina wins at No. 15 Georgia, 71-64
January 11, 2002
South Carolina finally found a way to beat Georgia. Tatyana Troina hit six three-pointers and scored 22 points as she led the ninth-ranked Gamecocks to a 71-64 victory Thursday night over the 15th-ranked Bulldogs.
Accounting firm discloses destruction of documents sought in case
January 11, 2002
Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay reached out to two of President Bush’s Cabinet officers when the energy company was collapsing, the White House disclosed Thursday as the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into Enron’s bankruptcy. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, who received campaign contributions from Enron executives during his failed 2000 senatorial bid, said he would recuse himself from the investigation.
t stop Cougars in the fourth
January 11, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High girls’ basketball loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Frances C. Flory
January 11, 2002
Today’ still strong at age 50
NBC morning mainstay to mark a half-century on the air
January 11, 2002
The first theme song for “The Today Show” was “Sentimental Journey,” maybe an odd choice for a news and information program. But from its inception, “Today” broke many of television’s rules and invented plenty more.
Investigators search for clues to Marine plane crash
January 11, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 8:58 a.m.) Military troops scoured the remote landscape of southwestern Pakistan Friday for the bodies of seven U.S. Marines killed in the crash of their tanker plane. Investigators tried to determine what sent the aircraft into a mountain.
Churches strive to meet spiritual needs of retirees, elderly
January 11, 2002
By Jim Baker Services at First Baptist Church have additional meaning for Eva Edmands. Edmands, 72, is a full-time volunteer and administrative assistant who works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the church, 1330 Kasold Drive. She’s there on Sunday, too, for worship.
Williams having a blast this season
January 11, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams is a happy camper in this, his 14th season at Kansas. “Thank goodness they mail that check to my wife or direct deposit it because I’d feel guilty going to the pay window if I had to go pick up my paycheck,” Williams, coach of the country’s No. 1 team, said Thursday.
Notable gestures
January 11, 2002
J-W Editorials A school superintendent’s action regarding a pay raise should become infectious. Don’t expect a stampede of people refusing pay increases to help in a serious situation. But at least there are some among us who are willing to make such noble gestures. And if more people with high pay and benefits would do likewise, many would be far better off.
NFL briefs
January 11, 2002
More underclassmen leaving school for draft Holmgren, McGinnis to coach in Senior Bowl Glenn suspended by Pats Newton indicted on federal drug counts McNair, George healing
Area briefs
January 11, 2002
Oskaloosa facilities to be renovated with funds Commanding general to be promoted to major Case for former Williams Fund head at a later date
Duke derails G-Tech
January 11, 2002
There wasn’t a smile before or after Duke’s lopsided win over Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils said to get used to it. No. 2 Duke was at a physical and emotional high after its first loss of the season, getting 23 points apiece from Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy and forcing 18 first-half turnovers in a 104-79 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday night.
Gamecocks hold off Bulldogs
No. 9 South Carolina wins at No. 15 Georgia, 71-64
January 11, 2002
South Carolina finally found a way to beat Georgia. Tatyana Troina hit six three-pointers and scored 22 points as she led the ninth-ranked Gamecocks to a 71-64 victory Thursday night over the 15th-ranked Bulldogs.
Nuggets snap streak
LaFrentz scores season high 29 in 96-91 victory
January 11, 2002
Raef LaFrentz accepted his performance that included a season-high 29 points to go with 10 rebounds and a key defensive steal. He was more emphatic is his reaction to a victory by the Nuggets.
New York whines, but Juan’s home
Gonzalez made decision with his heart, and his heart was in Texas
January 11, 2002
The screaming headline Wednesday morning on the back page of a New York tabloid was brief and right to the point: “Weasel!”
Bush warns Iran on al-Qaida
Intelligence said to show country is harboring fighters who fled Afghanistan
January 11, 2002
President Bush warned Iranian officials Thursday not to harbor al-Qaida fighters fleeing Afghanistan and not to try to destabilize the country’s new government. If the warning is ignored, Bush said, the U.S.-led coalition “will deal with them … in diplomatic ways, initially.” Until now, the United States has quietly praised longtime foe Iran for its help in the war on international terror. Iranians and Americans have worked together to fight the Taliban and to create Afghanistan’s new government.
Lions’ Dunkin thrilled to be playing
January 11, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Senior Matt Dunkin is easing his way back into Lawrence High’s lineup. A month ago, Dunkin wasn’t so sure if he’d ever play basketball again for the Lions because of ongoing battle with migraines. “He had his doubts,” LHS coach Chris Davis said.
Religion briefs
January 11, 2002
Plymouth plans send-off dinner Singer to perform at Calvary Temple Mothers group meets at Corpus Christi St. Margaret’s series addresses daily routine
NBA briefs
January 11, 2002
Three cities vying to be Hornets’ home Hawks activate Ratliff; Kukoc on injured list New NBA TV deals near $700 million a year McMillan to miss game Walker not seriously hurt
Pakistan plane crash included first U.S. servicewoman death since 1991 Gulf War
January 11, 2002
The new wedding ring was a surprise that Jennifer Germosen planned to present to her Marine husband when he returned from overseas next month. She never got the chance. A few hours after buying the gold ring she thought was nicer than his original, military officials arrived at her apartment to tell her Staff Sgt. Scott Germosen, 37, died with six fellow crew members of a plane that crashed into a mountain in Pakistan on Wednesday.
U.S. naval base in Cuba prepares for Afghan prisoners
January 11, 2002
(Updated Friday at 7:21 a.m.) U.S. troops were preparing for the arrival Friday of 20 al-Qaida and Taliban fighters being flown in from Afghanistan for imprisonment at the U.S. naval base.
Graves condemns budget for ‘unacceptable’ cuts
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Thursday made official what he said last month the budget he will present to lawmakers Monday is unacceptable because it would require deep cuts in education, social services and highways. Graves released his detailed budget and immediately condemned it. He said that on Monday the first day of the 2002 legislative session he will unveil a plan to raise more money to restore some of the proposed cuts.
Ag attack could cripple economy
KSU expert outlines state’s vulnerable spots
January 11, 2002
By Dave Ranney The chances of a terrorist using a crop-duster to launch an anthrax attack on Kansas are somewhere between slim and none, the state’s leading expert on bioterrorism said Thursday. Such an attack, said Jerry Jaax, associate vice provost at Kansas State University, could kill hundreds of thousands of people.
Briefly
January 11, 2002
Relief worker killed Flight 93 widow gives birth Airport breach nets charges Debris-clearing hits landmark
Religion briefs
January 11, 2002
Plymouth plans send-off dinner Singer to perform at Calvary Temple Mothers group meets at Corpus Christi St. Margaret’s series addresses daily routine
KU professor finds himself speaking German on Web
January 11, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Mark Reaney didn’t know he spoke German. He didn’t know he was a Swiss theater star or that he’d talked with Alice in Wonderland, either.
Local briefs
January 11, 2002
Law enforcement: Police stop security guard for using car’s red lights Just because you’re a security guard doesn’t mean you can always use your patrol car’s red lights. One Lawrence private security officer learned the hard way early Thursday when he tried to drive through town with red lights flashing and was stopped by police. Police stopped the 31-year-old security officer about 12:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street. A Police Private security vehicle can’t legally use its red lights unless it is on the private property where it is assigned, police said. The name of the security officer and the company he works for were not released. Police did not issue a citation. A report will be filed with the Lawrence Municipal Court prosecutor, who will decide if there will be any charges. The security officer was on his way to assist another security guard with a disturbance in the 500 block of Frontier Road, police said. __________ Veterans affairs: VA to conduct session on hospital services cuts The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet with Lawrence and area veterans Jan. 18 to discuss recent cutbacks at Veterans Administration hospitals. The meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post 14, 3408 W. Sixth St., will be open to other discussions, but Legion Cmdr. Don McDow said cutbacks likely would be the focus. Many Lawrence and area veterans depend on the VA hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth for crucial services, McDow said. Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars both have been invited. __________ Social services: Abandoned baby released from hospital to foster care Ottawa Abandoned baby Abby Dawn Doe was released Thursday from Ransom Memorial Hospital, officials there said. The infant girl, left by her mother Tuesday in a hallway outside the hospital’s emergency room, is now with a foster family, said Stacey Herman, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. If the mother, identified only as a 23-year-old Ottawa woman, formally relinquishes custody, the baby will be put up for adoption, Herman said. Franklin County Atty. John Dowell is reviewing the case to see if charges are warranted. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. __________ District court: Charges filed for Internet auction sale of Ferrari A New Jersey man has gone to court to try to get back money he spent to buy a Ferrari over the Internet auction service eBay from a Lawrence company. Marc Salant, Beachaven Crest, N.J., filed suit Monday in Douglas County District Court against Autoplex Used Cars Inc., doing business as Carsmart Auto Center. Agents for the car company named in the lawsuit are James R. Ellena and Joel Ellena. Salant alleges that in January 2000 he paid $47,500 for what was represented as a 1991 Ferrari 348TS but was actually an assemblage of two vehicles. He said he conducted the transaction with Joel Ellena. Salant said the car broke down while he was driving it to New Jersey. Neither of the Ellenas could be reached for comment.
People
January 11, 2002
Comedian, wife expecting a child Janet Jackson ready for love No doubt, a wedding’s on tap Author’s next work: 1776
Some lawmakers criticize legislative ‘field trip’
Legislators plan trip to Manhattan to hear about proposal for new university research buildings
January 11, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Some lawmakers say a trip by the Legislature to Manhattan to hear about a proposal to build university research facilities is a waste of money and unfair to other pressing state needs competing for tight budget dollars. The 2002 legislative session starts Monday amid the worst budget problems in decades. State leaders have warned that education, social services and highways could be on the chopping block.
A portable military ministry
Chaplain’s kit simplifies support for troops in field
January 11, 2002
In 17 years as a military chaplain, Lt. Col. Ben Richardson has turned truck hoods into altars and Iraqi hotel balconies into pulpits. Loose cartons have served as makeshift office furniture. Now he has all a chaplain could need in one plastic box.
Prisoners head to Guantanamo for questioning
January 11, 2002
U.S. Marines began an extraordinary security mission on Thursday night flying the first 20 of hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners to a U.S. base on Cuba, where they are to be held for questioning and possible trial.
American shot in ambush remembered at fort where Special Forces member trained
January 11, 2002
Hundreds of soldiers and family members stood in drizzling rain Thursday to remember Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, the first American killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan.
Religious leaders count on census
January 11, 2002
The Rev. Richard Magnus looks at the mountain of data gleaned by the Census Bureau and thinks about churches where to build them, whether they need bilingual pastors, if they should offer day care. Magnus runs the national outreach office for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is among many religious leaders who are using the 2000 census to expand their denominations.
Plant cuts more jobs
January 11, 2002
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries Inc. cut another 20 union jobs Thursday from its fertilizer plant in Lawrence, and announced that layoffs were on the way for 34 administrative and managerial employees at the plant. The bad news arrived early Thursday morning at the 500-acre site at the southeastern edge of town, which lost 68 union employees during a layoff in May. The plant has been idle since May 1 because of an industrywide oversupply of fertilizer and depressed demand from farmers.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
January 11, 2002
Early morning accident injures four Olympic torch passes through Topeka
Briefly
January 11, 2002
Relief worker killed Flight 93 widow gives birth Airport breach nets charges Debris-clearing hits landmark
plan aims to expand drug program
January 11, 2002
Democratic leaders presented a plan Wednesday to expand the state’s year-old prescription drug program for senior citizens.
Duke derails G-Tech
January 11, 2002
There wasn’t a smile before or after Duke’s lopsided win over Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils said to get used to it. No. 2 Duke was at a physical and emotional high after its first loss of the season, getting 23 points apiece from Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy and forcing 18 first-half turnovers in a 104-79 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday night.
Horoscopes
January 11, 2002
New York finds old attitude
January 11, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The city has changed since Sept. 11. There’s a new mayor. Michael Bloomberg is in; Rudy Giuliani is out. Of more significance, there’s a new direction. Of even more significance, there’s an old attitude.
Bush banks on economy
January 11, 2002
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Even before Sen. Tom Daschle delivered his speech assailing the Bush economic policy, Republicans and their allies launched a counterattack accusing the Senate majority leader of “obstructionism” and “economic bunkum.” The next day, President Bush joined the assault himself, suggesting that Democrats favored a tax increase and vowing that it would pass only “over my dead body.”
Sound off
January 11, 2002
What are the Kansas Department of Transportation’s definitions of a bypass and a trafficway? Neither has official definitions within the various engineering standards the department uses, KDOT spokesman Marty Matthews said. But in general, a bypass simply refers to a road that skirts around a specific location, often a business district of a community. A trafficway is a term the department primarily has used in describing the South Lawrence Trafficway, which is a type of bypass.
Soccer player from Lexington, Mass., wins $1 million on hit CBS reality show
January 11, 2002
This go-around, it’s not earthshaking news, but the winner of “Survivor 3” is Ethan Zohn.
LaFrentz scores season high 29 in 96-91 victory
January 11, 2002
Raef LaFrentz accepted his performance that included a season-high 29 points to go with 10 rebounds and a key defensive steal. He was more emphatic is his reaction to a victory by the Nuggets.
Violent images have measurable effect
January 11, 2002
I’m concerned about the violent content of some children’s cartoon shows and the toys and other products connected with them. My husband thinks they’re harmless. What’s your point of view?
Local briefs
January 11, 2002
Law enforcement: Police stop security guard for using car’s red lights Just because you’re a security guard doesn’t mean you can always use your patrol car’s red lights. One Lawrence private security officer learned the hard way early Thursday when he tried to drive through town with red lights flashing and was stopped by police. Police stopped the 31-year-old security officer about 12:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street. A Police Private security vehicle can’t legally use its red lights unless it is on the private property where it is assigned, police said. The name of the security officer and the company he works for were not released. Police did not issue a citation. A report will be filed with the Lawrence Municipal Court prosecutor, who will decide if there will be any charges. The security officer was on his way to assist another security guard with a disturbance in the 500 block of Frontier Road, police said. __________ Veterans affairs: VA to conduct session on hospital services cuts The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet with Lawrence and area veterans Jan. 18 to discuss recent cutbacks at Veterans Administration hospitals. The meeting, scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Post 14, 3408 W. Sixth St., will be open to other discussions, but Legion Cmdr. Don McDow said cutbacks likely would be the focus. Many Lawrence and area veterans depend on the VA hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth for crucial services, McDow said. Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars both have been invited. __________ Social services: Abandoned baby released from hospital to foster care Ottawa Abandoned baby Abby Dawn Doe was released Thursday from Ransom Memorial Hospital, officials there said. The infant girl, left by her mother Tuesday in a hallway outside the hospital’s emergency room, is now with a foster family, said Stacey Herman, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. If the mother, identified only as a 23-year-old Ottawa woman, formally relinquishes custody, the baby will be put up for adoption, Herman said. Franklin County Atty. John Dowell is reviewing the case to see if charges are warranted. He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday. __________ District court: Charges filed for Internet auction sale of Ferrari A New Jersey man has gone to court to try to get back money he spent to buy a Ferrari over the Internet auction service eBay from a Lawrence company. Marc Salant, Beachaven Crest, N.J., filed suit Monday in Douglas County District Court against Autoplex Used Cars Inc., doing business as Carsmart Auto Center. Agents for the car company named in the lawsuit are James R. Ellena and Joel Ellena. Salant alleges that in January 2000 he paid $47,500 for what was represented as a 1991 Ferrari 348TS but was actually an assemblage of two vehicles. He said he conducted the transaction with Joel Ellena. Salant said the car broke down while he was driving it to New Jersey. Neither of the Ellenas could be reached for comment.
Officials visit with British alumni in KU fund-raising efforts
January 11, 2002
By Terry Rombeck All the world’s a stage for Kansas University’s fund-raising efforts. Chancellor Robert Hemenway and an entourage of KU officials this week are in London to meet with British alumni and donors. The events include one-on-one meetings and a reception at the Globe Theatre where William Shakespeare staged plays.