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American Taliban to be charged with aiding terrorism
January 15, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.) President Bush has approved allowing the Justice Department to charge American Taliban John Walker Lindh in civilian court on charges of aiding terrorism, government sources said Tuesday.
Refugees return to homes as U.S. air strikes stop
Marines anticipate attack on Kandahar base
January 15, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 7:04 a.m.) After days of intensive air strikes, the U.S. military stopped bombing a mountain honeycombed with suspected terrorist hideouts Tuesday, enabling civilians living nearby who had fled the onslaught to return to their homes, many smashed into rubble.
Horoscopes
January 15, 2002
For Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002. Those with birthdays today: Relax and focus less on making money and increasing your security. The more you pursue this goal, the more it will evade you. You change a lot internally, greeting transformation. If single, you might hook up with someone who might be emotionally unavailable. Understand your desirability, and you’ll become picky. Summer 2002: You meet someone quite special. If attached, you will need more time to center. Explain this to your partner rather than vanishing. AQUARIUS helps you bring out your talents.
NBA Briefs
January 15, 2002
Lakers’ O’Neal lands 3-game suspension Leon Smith back in NBA 76ers sign McKey Richmond, Lucas fined Officials: Magic for sale
NBA Briefs
January 15, 2002
Lakers’ O’Neal lands 3-game suspension Leon Smith back in NBA 76ers sign McKey Richmond, Lucas fined Officials: Magic for sale
Fuel-cell studies no help now
January 15, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday In a move that could prompt extensive reinvention of the automobile, the Bush administration says it is putting most of its energy eggs in the basket of fuel-cell technology.
U.S. forces to wrap up attacks on cave complex
January 15, 2002
U.S. military forces are looking for new targets after bombing shut 50 caves and leveling 60 buildings at a former terrorist camp in eastern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said Monday.
Marines anticipate attack on Kandahar base
January 15, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 7:04 a.m.) After days of intensive air strikes, the U.S. military stopped bombing a mountain honeycombed with suspected terrorist hideouts Tuesday, enabling civilians living nearby who had fled the onslaught to return to their homes, many smashed into rubble.
Jack B. Schmidt
January 15, 2002
Goble services
January 15, 2002
U.S. forces to wrap up attacks on cave complex
January 15, 2002
U.S. military forces are looking for new targets after bombing shut 50 caves and leveling 60 buildings at a former terrorist camp in eastern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said Monday.
Retaliatory violence continues in Mideast
January 15, 2002
A Palestinian militia leader who boasted of shooting Israelis was killed when a bomb exploded as he emerged from his West Bank hide-out Monday. Hours later, Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier and wounded another in a roadside ambush, security sources said.
Military wants to cut back on fighter-patrol duty
January 15, 2002
The military has flown more than 13,000 fighter-jet patrols over American cities since Sept. 11 at a cost exceeding $324 million. Now it wants to cut back. The round-the-clock patrols designed to deter terrorists may be straining planes and personnel, the Pentagon said Monday.
Cosmo, Maxim create fun, fearless collaboration
January 15, 2002
Is it really the end of the battle between the sexes? “Yep. That’s it. We’re going to beat our date books into plowshares. It’s over.
Fire prompts talk of burn ban
January 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn An 80-acre grass fire north of Stull has area fire chiefs contemplating a request for a burn ban in Douglas County. Firefighters from Kanwaka Township responded to a pasture fire near County Route 1023 and North 1700 Road at about 2 p.m. Monday.
Spurrier headed to different swamp
Redskins’ new coach, infantile owner Snyder appear to be match made in nuclear reactor
January 15, 2002
Steve Spurrier in garnet and gold. It just doesn’t seem quite right. Well, technically, it’s not really garnet and gold, but it’s close enough to make you think that Spurrier really has lost his mind this time.
Capriati rolls in Aussie opener
Defending champ blasts Talaja; Sampras advances
January 15, 2002
Jennifer Capriati began defense of her Australian Open championship with precision shotmaking that made short work of Silvija Talaja.
Budget cuts raise outcry
January 15, 2002
By Dave Ranney Undeterred by brisk winds and near-freezing temperatures, more than 600 people, many in wheelchairs, rallied Monday on the south steps of the Capitol. They came to protest planned cuts in services that help keep disabled and elderly Kansans out of institutions and living in their own homes.
Horoscopes
January 15, 2002
Clean air rules do matter
January 15, 2002
By Rick Mercier The Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star I think I’ve got a way of finding that “secure, undisclosed location” where they’re keeping Vice President Cheney: Just look for a trail of energy-industry lobbyists and follow them.
Enron not as bad as Whitewater
January 15, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Liberal Democrats and much of the big media (but I repeat myself) think they have a scandal with which they can bring down, or at least render ineffective, the Bush Administration. It’s called Enron(-gate?).
Enron focus now falls on Washington
January 15, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Washington narcissistic and even solipsistic, as usual thinks Enron’s collapse is primarily a Washington, meaning a political, story. Actually, the debacle is, so far, primarily a tale of two other cities. Houston is Enron’s hometown. New York is the center of the financial system that Arthur Andersen is supposed to serve.
Policy matters
January 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Subverting established policy is not an acceptable way for appointed advisory board members to seek change in the community. Elected city and county officials have a right to be perturbed if they believe members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission are trying to set policy rather than make recommendations based on existing policy.
Budget cuts raise outcry
January 15, 2002
By Dave Ranney Undeterred by brisk winds and near-freezing temperatures, more than 600 people, many in wheelchairs, rallied Monday on the south steps of the Capitol. They came to protest planned cuts in services that help keep disabled and elderly Kansans out of institutions and living in their own homes.
Retaliatory violence continues in Mideast
January 15, 2002
A Palestinian militia leader who boasted of shooting Israelis was killed when a bomb exploded as he emerged from his West Bank hide-out Monday. Hours later, Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier and wounded another in a roadside ambush, security sources said.
Buying a new computer can be a learning experience
January 15, 2002
By Karen Bledsoe Ruth Palmer would have had trouble picking out a computer if it wasn’t for her 16-year-old resident expert. “I just go with what my son says,” she said recently, perusing the offerings recently at a Lawrence store. “I’m looking for a Pentium IV.”
s Baker ailing from groin injury
January 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore Mo is not full-go. Maurice (“Mo”) Baker, Oklahoma State’s high-scoring 6-foot-1 senior guard from Madison, Ill., is expected to play tonight against Kansas despite a groin pull that’s hindered him the past two weeks.
Plug to be pulled on Fox Sports Midwest
January 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Fox Sports Midwest will not be available on Sunflower Broadband, the city’s cable television outlet, after Friday. Patrick Knorr, general manager of Sunflower Broadband, announced last month the regional sports network would be dropped because Sunflower did not want to pass an FSM rate hike to its customers.
Baker sweeps
January 15, 2002
Aaron Schwerman scored 22 points to lead Baker’s men to 92-68 basketball victory over Graceland on Monday.
Decision now falls to Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Promised an average cash payment of about $1,500 each, policyholders of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas voted in favor of a deal that would allow the company’s sale to a large, for-profit insurer, officials said Monday. The final tally was 63,504 policyholders for the sale to Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc. and 36,618 opposed, or 63.4 percent to 36.6 percent.
On the street
January 15, 2002
Asked at Kansas Union What did you miss most about Lawrence during winter break?
School board plans needs for facility study
January 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Years of chilling school violence dictate that security be an important theme of the Lawrence public school district’s facilities study, Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday. “That needs to be at the top,” he told school board members, district administrators and DLR Group consultants.
Enron not as bad as Whitewater
January 15, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Liberal Democrats and much of the big media (but I repeat myself) think they have a scandal with which they can bring down, or at least render ineffective, the Bush Administration. It’s called Enron(-gate?).
Clean air rules do matter
January 15, 2002
By Rick Mercier The Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star I think I’ve got a way of finding that “secure, undisclosed location” where they’re keeping Vice President Cheney: Just look for a trail of energy-industry lobbyists and follow them.
John Edward Marshall Jr.
January 15, 2002
Memorial services for John Edward Marshall Jr., 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. He was cremated. Mr. Marshall died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
6Sports Video Reports: The Lady Jayhawks are having a long season already
January 15, 2002
Four games into conference play, and the women’s team is struggling to find its stride.
s Basketball team falls out of the No. 1 spot
January 15, 2002
The Jayhawks are now ranked fourth, with three more Big 12 teams in the top 25.
State of the State
January 15, 2002
Prepared text of Gov. Bill Graves’ State of the State address delivered Monday night to the Kansas Legislature: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Madam Chief Justice, Members of the Legislature, and Fellow Kansans: Good evening.
Enron focus now falls on Washington
January 15, 2002
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Washington narcissistic and even solipsistic, as usual thinks Enron’s collapse is primarily a Washington, meaning a political, story. Actually, the debacle is, so far, primarily a tale of two other cities. Houston is Enron’s hometown. New York is the center of the financial system that Arthur Andersen is supposed to serve.
Local Briefs
January 15, 2002
County commissioners consider logging regulations Spurred by the comments of concerned neighbors about a logging project near Lone Star, the Douglas County Commissioners have agreed to consider regulations on consumer logging.
s - Literacy block
January 15, 2002
New York Elementary School emphasizes literacy and expects students to excel.
s lowest spot, Dead Sea, reportedly sinking even lower
January 15, 2002
The Dead Sea, already the lowest point on Earth, is sinking even lower. Areas along the shores of the Dead Sea subsided by as much as 2.5 inches a year between 1992 and 1999, according to a new study.
DeSoto examines future of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant
January 15, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess With the Wonderful World of Oz theme park out of the picture, the questions is, what’s next for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant? Although no plan is set, DeSoto Mayor Dave Anderson said he is willing to take a leadership role on the issue.
McKelvey services
January 15, 2002
Services for Christine Marie McKelvey, 47, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rossville Cemetery, Rossville. Mrs. McKelvey died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
s success
January 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A’Shaune Edwards zipped through a colorful book about Jake, a boy who wants to be more involved in family chores. The theme of “Along Comes Jake” resonated with the New York School first-grader, whose teachers have convinced her that her most important chore is to become a splendid reader.
Births
January 15, 2002
Doug Feuerborn and Lisa Athey, Richmond, a boy, Sunday.
last State of the State address is mixed
January 15, 2002
While the governor wants to cut the budget, he wants to increase education spending.
Reading - 6News video report: The Three R’s - Literacy block
January 15, 2002
New York Elementary School emphasizes literacy and expects students to excel.
Harold Eugene Stafford
January 15, 2002
NHL Roundup: Oates’ 1,000th career assist lifts Caps over Bruins
January 15, 2002
Adam Oates considered his 1,000th career assist a family milestone. Dainius Zubrus scored 13 seconds into overtime on a play set up by Oates to lead the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
Baker sweeps
January 15, 2002
Aaron Schwerman scored 22 points to lead Baker’s men to 92-68 basketball victory over Graceland on Monday.
Syracuse tops Irish, 56-51
January 15, 2002
Preston Shumpert, held in check for the first 30 minutes, scored seven points to key a decisive 13-1 run in the second half Monday night as No. 8 Syracuse beat Notre Dame 56-51.
Earth’s lowest spot, Dead Sea, reportedly sinking even lower
January 15, 2002
The Dead Sea, already the lowest point on Earth, is sinking even lower. Areas along the shores of the Dead Sea subsided by as much as 2.5 inches a year between 1992 and 1999, according to a new study.
Policy matters
January 15, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Subverting established policy is not an acceptable way for appointed advisory board members to seek change in the community. Elected city and county officials have a right to be perturbed if they believe members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission are trying to set policy rather than make recommendations based on existing policy.
Bush pushes ag, trade agendas
January 15, 2002
President Bush stumped across the Midwest on Monday with a pitch for increased trade and help for American farmers, weaving in Sept. 11 patriotism and insisting anew that any repeal or delay of his tax cut “would be a disaster for the American economy.”
new coach, infantile owner Snyder appear to be match made in nuclear reactor
January 15, 2002
Steve Spurrier in garnet and gold. It just doesn’t seem quite right. Well, technically, it’s not really garnet and gold, but it’s close enough to make you think that Spurrier really has lost his mind this time.
Military wants to cut back on fighter-patrol duty
January 15, 2002
The military has flown more than 13,000 fighter-jet patrols over American cities since Sept. 11 at a cost exceeding $324 million. Now it wants to cut back. The round-the-clock patrols designed to deter terrorists may be straining planes and personnel, the Pentagon said Monday.
Legislature begins 2002 with new members
January 15, 2002
Three new members of the House of Representatives took their seats Monday as the 2002 legislative session began.
DeSoto examines future of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant
January 15, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess With the Wonderful World of Oz theme park out of the picture, the questions is, what’s next for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant? Although no plan is set, DeSoto Mayor Dave Anderson said he is willing to take a leadership role on the issue.
Federal loans ‘last resort’ for airlines
January 15, 2002
America West Airlines has received final clearance for a government-backed $429 million loan, but other major airlines may not agree to the strict stipulations federal authorities require.
Sound off
January 15, 2002
Who’s replacing Tom Eblen as general manager for the University Daily Kansan? Malcolm Gibson, assistant professor of journalism, will replace Eblen beginning in the spring semester. Eblen retired in December after more than 15 years in the job.
s double-double dooms Spurs
January 15, 2002
In a self-described “barometer game,” the New Jersey Nets showed how much they are rising. Jason Kidd had his 41st career triple-double, completing it with his 10th rebound after Todd MacCulloch blocked a shot with 10 seconds left as the Nets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 99-97 Monday night.
Defending champ blasts Talaja
January 15, 2002
Jennifer Capriati began defense of her Australian Open championship with precision shotmaking that made short work of Silvija Talaja.
1,000th career assist lifts Caps over Bruins
January 15, 2002
Adam Oates considered his 1,000th career assist a family milestone. Dainius Zubrus scored 13 seconds into overtime on a play set up by Oates to lead the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
Spurrier signs $25 million deal with Redskins
January 15, 2002
Steve Spurrier made his mark on the NFL even before coaching his first game or running a practice. He became the highest-paid coach in league history Monday, hired by the Washington Redskins a day after they fired Marty Schottenheimer.
Jayhawks recall 2000 OSU debacle
January 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore So, Roy Williams, what do you remember most about Kansas’ last trip to Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena, site of tonight’s KU-OSU Big 12 basketball showdown? “That they just killed us,” Williams said Monday.
Local Briefs
January 15, 2002
Graves outlines spending proposal
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Monday called for an increase in state sales, cigarette and motor-fuels taxes to offset a slumping economy and escalating health-care costs for poor, disabled and elderly Kansans.
County Briefs
January 15, 2002
McElhaney elected chairman Register of Deeds sees record in home loan refinancing Commissioners briefed on Lawrence Is Growing
Local briefs
January 15, 2002
County commissioners consider logging regulations Spurred by the comments of concerned neighbors about a logging project near Lone Star, the Douglas County Commissioners have agreed to consider regulations on consumer logging. __________________________ Coverage: CSPAN to film Hughes event Next month’s Langston Hughes symposium at Kansas University will receive national television coverage. CSPAN plans to film events on Feb. 7 and 8 including a performance by actor Danny Glover as part of its “American Writers: A Journey through History” series. The show scheduled for broadcast March 31 is “Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance Writers.” The early registration deadline for the symposium, which is Feb. 7-10, is Friday. Registration is $75 until Friday, and $100 after Friday. Heather Hoy, program manager with KU Continuing Education, said 320 people had registered as of Monday. The Lawrence City Commission paid for 200 Lawrence residents to attend the symposium free. Hoy said those scholarships have been claimed, but that the Continuing Education office is keeping a waiting list in case any registrants should cancel. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 864-5823, or go to the office at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. __________________________ State government: Legislative field trip to be broadcast on Web site The Kansas Legislature’s field trip Thursday to Manhattan will be broadcast on the Internet. The meeting, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., can be viewed at www.dce.ksu.edu/kslegis. The Legislature is scheduled to hear proposals to use bonds to construct research facilities at Kansas University (life sciences), Kansas State University (food safety) and Wichita State University (aviation research). In addition to the proposals, the day will include speeches from legislative leaders and Clay Blair, chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents. __________________________ Elections: Tanner likely will run for fifth term in House Rep. Ralph Tanner, a Baldwin Republican serving his fourth term in the Kansas House, will likely run for re-election. “Right now I’m leaning in the direction of running again,” said Tanner, who chairs the House Education Committee. He said Monday in an interview that the outcome of budget deliberations by the 2002 Legislature would be a major factor in his decision. Clear opportunities to shape education policy also will be key, he said. “If I think there’s a good chance I might be able to accomplish a few things that need to be done, I might stick around.” Tanner, 75, was president of Baker University for eight years before winning election to the House.
Policyholders vote to sell
Decision now falls to Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Promised an average cash payment of about $1,500 each, policyholders of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas voted in favor of a deal that would allow the company’s sale to a large, for-profit insurer, officials said Monday. The final tally was 63,504 policyholders for the sale to Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc. and 36,618 opposed, or 63.4 percent to 36.6 percent.
Free State swimmers sweep duals
January 15, 2002
Free State High swept Blue Valley and Blue Valley West in a boys swimming double-dual on Monday. The Firebirds placed first in seven events. FSHS beat Blue Valley, 131-50, and Blue Valley West, 100-85.
Oskaloosa falls, 69-66
January 15, 2002
Eighth-seeded Van Horn tripped top-seed Oskaloosa, 69-66, on Monday at the Tonganoxie high school boys basketball tournament. The Bears (7-2) trailed by seven at halftime.
Series guilty of wasting cast
January 15, 2002
Why do viewers find dramas about the Supreme Court supremely uninvolving? The new series “First Monday” (8 p.m., CBS) offers an object lesson in legal tedium, an unfocused story and the near criminal act of squandering a superb cast.
Harold Eugene Stafford
January 15, 2002
Services for Harold Eugene Stafford, 81, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Stafford died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
NBA Roundup: Nets ‘measure up’
Kidd’s double-double dooms Spurs
January 15, 2002
In a self-described “barometer game,” the New Jersey Nets showed how much they are rising. Jason Kidd had his 41st career triple-double, completing it with his 10th rebound after Todd MacCulloch blocked a shot with 10 seconds left as the Nets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 99-97 Monday night.
Graves outlines spending proposal
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves on Monday called for an increase in state sales, cigarette and motor-fuels taxes to offset a slumping economy and escalating health-care costs for poor, disabled and elderly Kansans.
Briefcase
January 15, 2002
Kmart shares tumble after rating lowered Downtown: Bartlett & West expanding into Gene Fritzel building Pharmaceuticals: Bayer suit goes international Merger: Hewlett-Packard, Compaq workers await bonuses
OSU’s Baker ailing from groin injury
January 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore Mo is not full-go. Maurice (“Mo”) Baker, Oklahoma State’s high-scoring 6-foot-1 senior guard from Madison, Ill., is expected to play tonight against Kansas despite a groin pull that’s hindered him the past two weeks.
Plug to be pulled on Fox Sports Midwest
January 15, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Fox Sports Midwest will not be available on Sunflower Broadband, the city’s cable television outlet, after Friday. Patrick Knorr, general manager of Sunflower Broadband, announced last month the regional sports network would be dropped because Sunflower did not want to pass an FSM rate hike to its customers.
Kinsey finds new school
January 15, 2002
Former Kansas University football quarterback Mario Kinsey has found a new home. Kinsey, who was kicked off Kansas’ football team on Dec. 18 for violating athletics department policies, has enrolled at NCAA Div. I-AA Sam Houston State University.
Jayhawks recall 2000 OSU debacle
January 15, 2002
By Gary Bedore So, Roy Williams, what do you remember most about Kansas’ last trip to Oklahoma State’s Gallagher-Iba Arena, site of tonight’s KU-OSU Big 12 basketball showdown? “That they just killed us,” Williams said Monday.
On the record
January 15, 2002
On the record
January 15, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Microsoft puzzle
January 15, 2002
Logging regulations considered
January 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn After hearing of damage caused by commercial logging near Lone Star, Douglas County commissioners Monday said they will consider creating logging regulations, so long as they don’t significantly limit property rights.
Jack B. Schmidt
January 15, 2002
Graveside services for Jack B. Schmidt, 78, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Schmidt died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home, Lawrence.
Herbert Lee Roberts
January 15, 2002
Goble services
January 15, 2002
Services for Lillian A. Goble, 90, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Goble died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at a caregiver’s home in Olathe.
Area Briefs
January 15, 2002
DeSoto murder trial begins Olathe teen-ager killed in traffic accident
Area Briefs
January 15, 2002
DeSoto murder trial begins Olathe teen-ager killed in traffic accident
People
January 15, 2002
Eleanor Roosevelt she isn’t What’s really important Adam Ant arrested You really can do both
People
January 15, 2002
Eleanor Roosevelt she isn’t What’s really important Adam Ant arrested You really can do both
Daily ticker
January 15, 2002
Dow Industrials 96.11, 9,891.42
Reading - Ask the Superintendent: Weseman responds to reading question
January 15, 2002
Q: What can I do to help teachers in elementary school make my kids good readers?
6News Video Reports: Gov. Graves’ last State of the State address is mixed
January 15, 2002
While the governor wants to cut the budget, he wants to increase education spending.
Art exhibit shows century’s styles
January 15, 2002
The vaults of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art have been scoured for a new exhibition tracing major style shifts during the last century.
Study finds K.C. ranks 2nd in nation for mid-‘90s drunken-driving fatalities
January 15, 2002
Only one other city was the scene of more drunken-driving fatalities during a three-year period in the mid-1990s than Kansas City, a new study said.
Blackbird poison study delayed
January 15, 2002
Sunflower growers will have to wait until next spring to find out whether they can poison blackbirds that are ravaging their crops. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a branch of the Agriculture Department, last year proposed laying out poisoned rice to kill as many as 6 million blackbirds, with the goal of reducing overall damage to sunflower crops by about half.
John Edward Marshall Jr.
January 15, 2002
Security tops list of district goals
School board plans needs for facility study
January 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Years of chilling school violence dictate that security be an important theme of the Lawrence public school district’s facilities study, Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday. “That needs to be at the top,” he told school board members, district administrators and DLR Group consultants.
McKelvey services
January 15, 2002
Logging regulations considered
January 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn After hearing of damage caused by commercial logging near Lone Star, Douglas County commissioners Monday said they will consider creating logging regulations, so long as they don’t significantly limit property rights.
Grand Ole Opry station won’t go to sports
January 15, 2002
After an outcry from country fans and music stars, the owners of WSM-AM station announced Monday the historic station will continue to broadcast country music and the Grand Ole Opry rather than switch to an all-talk, all-sports format.
Director Ted Demme dies at age 38
January 15, 2002
Ted Demme, a film and television director whose credits include the movie “Blow,” collapsed and died while playing basketball. He was 38. The stocky filmmaker was participating in a celebrity basketball game at the private Crossroads School when he was stricken Sunday, said Ted Braun, a spokesman for Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Library faces million-dollar dilemma
January 15, 2002
The library in this eastern Massachusetts town has just received a huge financial windfall and that’s becoming something of a problem. At a time when public libraries struggle for funds, the Hopkinton and Boston libraries stand to gain more than $3 million from the estate of a retired letter carrier.
Gunman receives 9-year sentence
January 15, 2002
By Mike Belt The gunman in a shooting that left a Lawrence man paralyzed will spend the next nine years in prison. “This is one of the more disturbing cases this court has ever heard,” Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy said Monday as he sentenced John McGautha.
BCA dismayed by recent hirings
January 15, 2002
When 13 college football coaching positions opened, the Black Coaches Assn. believed it had an opportunity to make a difference.
Gatti continues to shine in diving
January 15, 2002
By Andy Samuelson As the sun set through the windows of Knox Natatorium Monday afternoon, outlining the graceful flips and spins of high school divers twisting into water, something seemed out of place.
No. 8 FSHS to battle with Lions
January 15, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Unless Lawrence High receives a sudden surge in wrestlers, the Lions will be understaffed for their home dual against No. 8-ranked Free State tonight. The annual intracity dual will begin at 6 p.m. Cable Channel 6 will show a replay of the dual at 10:30 tonight.
Daily ticker
January 15, 2002
Letter to Enron warned of troubles
January 15, 2002
An Enron employee warned company Chairman Kenneth Lay last August that “we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals” unless the company halted practices that eventually sent it into bankruptcy, congressional investigators said Monday.
Fugitive sought in slayings of family captured in Mexico
January 15, 2002
A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for allegedly killing his wife and three children and dumping their bodies into the Pacific was captured at a beach resort in Mexico, where he was living in a grass hut, the FBI said Monday.
Reading - Daily dedication key to New York School’s success
January 15, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A’Shaune Edwards zipped through a colorful book about Jake, a boy who wants to be more involved in family chores. The theme of “Along Comes Jake” resonated with the New York School first-grader, whose teachers have convinced her that her most important chore is to become a splendid reader.
Bush pushes ag, trade agendas
January 15, 2002
President Bush stumped across the Midwest on Monday with a pitch for increased trade and help for American farmers, weaving in Sept. 11 patriotism and insisting anew that any repeal or delay of his tax cut “would be a disaster for the American economy.”
Enron, creditors could share sale profits
UBS Warburg outbids rivals for trading unit
January 15, 2002
The Swiss investment bank that is buying Enron Corp.’s power trading business will share a third of its profits with Enron and its creditors, a source familiar with the situation said Monday.
Internet gets new ’.name’
Web suffix debuts today with 60,000 new addresses
January 15, 2002
Internet users looking to give friends and relatives an easy-to-remember e-mail or Web site address can now turn to their own name. “.Name,” the first Internet address suffix created exclusively for individuals, makes its debut today.
Buying a new computer can be a learning experience
January 15, 2002
By Karen Bledsoe Ruth Palmer would have had trouble picking out a computer if it wasn’t for her 16-year-old resident expert. “I just go with what my son says,” she said recently, perusing the offerings recently at a Lawrence store. “I’m looking for a Pentium IV.”
Fuel-cell studies no help now
January 15, 2002
By Robert Reno Newsday In a move that could prompt extensive reinvention of the automobile, the Bush administration says it is putting most of its energy eggs in the basket of fuel-cell technology.
Series guilty of wasting cast
January 15, 2002
Why do viewers find dramas about the Supreme Court supremely uninvolving? The new series “First Monday” (8 p.m., CBS) offers an object lesson in legal tedium, an unfocused story and the near criminal act of squandering a superb cast.
State of the State
January 15, 2002
Prepared text of Gov. Bill Graves’ State of the State address delivered Monday night to the Kansas Legislature: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Madam Chief Justice, Members of the Legislature, and Fellow Kansans: Good evening.
Spurrier signs $25 million deal with Redskins
January 15, 2002
Steve Spurrier made his mark on the NFL even before coaching his first game or running a practice. He became the highest-paid coach in league history Monday, hired by the Washington Redskins a day after they fired Marty Schottenheimer.
Lawrence firefighter an honored guest
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Just a couple of hours after receiving a standing ovation during Gov. Bill Graves’ “State of the State” speech, Lawrence paramedic Lyle Schwartz was back at work.
Texas outlasts Texas Tech in OT
January 15, 2002
T.J. Ford and James Thomas combined for four free throws in the final 23 seconds Monday night to give Texas a 74-71 overtime victory over Texas Tech.
County Briefs
January 15, 2002
McElhaney elected chairman Register of Deeds sees record in home loan refinancing Commissioners briefed on Lawrence Is Growing
Briefly
January 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: CIA informed bin Laden escaped central Asia Afghanistan: Help arrives for zoo animals Pakistan: Hundreds of arrests made Colombia: Peace talks to resume
Briefly
January 15, 2002
Washington, D.C.: CIA informed bin Laden escaped central Asia Afghanistan: Help arrives for zoo animals Pakistan: Hundreds of arrests made Colombia: Peace talks to resume
Fugitive sought in slayings of family captured in Mexico
January 15, 2002
A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for allegedly killing his wife and three children and dumping their bodies into the Pacific was captured at a beach resort in Mexico, where he was living in a grass hut, the FBI said Monday.
Letter to Enron warned of troubles
January 15, 2002
An Enron employee warned company Chairman Kenneth Lay last August that “we will implode in a wave of accounting scandals” unless the company halted practices that eventually sent it into bankruptcy, congressional investigators said Monday.
Lawrence firefighter an honored guest
January 15, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Just a couple of hours after receiving a standing ovation during Gov. Bill Graves’ “State of the State” speech, Lawrence paramedic Lyle Schwartz was back at work.
Fire prompts talk of burn ban
January 15, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn An 80-acre grass fire north of Stull has area fire chiefs contemplating a request for a burn ban in Douglas County. Firefighters from Kanwaka Township responded to a pasture fire near County Route 1023 and North 1700 Road at about 2 p.m. Monday.
Gunman receives 9-year sentence
January 15, 2002
By Mike Belt The gunman in a shooting that left a Lawrence man paralyzed will spend the next nine years in prison. “This is one of the more disturbing cases this court has ever heard,” Douglas County District Court Judge Jack Murphy said Monday as he sentenced John McGautha.
Blackbird poison study delayed
January 15, 2002
Sunflower growers will have to wait until next spring to find out whether they can poison blackbirds that are ravaging their crops. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a branch of the Agriculture Department, last year proposed laying out poisoned rice to kill as many as 6 million blackbirds, with the goal of reducing overall damage to sunflower crops by about half.
90s drunken-driving fatalities
January 15, 2002
Only one other city was the scene of more drunken-driving fatalities during a three-year period in the mid-1990s than Kansas City, a new study said.
s styles
January 15, 2002
The vaults of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art have been scoured for a new exhibition tracing major style shifts during the last century.
Legislature begins 2002 with new members
January 15, 2002
Three new members of the House of Representatives took their seats Monday as the 2002 legislative session began.
Jayhawks rebound on the road: KU 79, OSU 61
January 15, 2002
Drew Gooden nearly outscored the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half. When he hit his 15th point, that is all the home team had on the board. OSU outscored Gooden for the rest of the game 46-2, but Kansas still won by 18 points.
Library faces million-dollar dilemma
January 15, 2002
The library in this eastern Massachusetts town has just received a huge financial windfall and that’s becoming something of a problem. At a time when public libraries struggle for funds, the Hopkinton and Boston libraries stand to gain more than $3 million from the estate of a retired letter carrier.
Director Ted Demme dies at age 38
January 15, 2002
Ted Demme, a film and television director whose credits include the movie “Blow,” collapsed and died while playing basketball. He was 38. The stocky filmmaker was participating in a celebrity basketball game at the private Crossroads School when he was stricken Sunday, said Ted Braun, a spokesman for Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Microsoft puzzle
January 15, 2002
To the editor: In Friday’s article about campaign fund-raising I was interested to learn that Atty. Gen. Stovall received donations from two California firms, Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems. I’ve been puzzling over what could possibly motivate her dogged pursuit of the Microsoft antitrust suit, and I believe this answers the question. Unfortunately, Ms. Stovall’s padding of her campaign coffers by toadying to Microsoft’s competitors has cost all other Kansas residents. I think this ridiculous lawsuit instigated the downfall of the high-tech industry in 2000, robbing from the investments of most Kansans, destroying jobs and reducing state income tax revenues that we now sorely need.
Cosmo, Maxim create fun, fearless collaboration
January 15, 2002
Is it really the end of the battle between the sexes? “Yep. That’s it. We’re going to beat our date books into plowshares. It’s over.
t go to sports
January 15, 2002
After an outcry from country fans and music stars, the owners of WSM-AM station announced Monday the historic station will continue to broadcast country music and the Grand Ole Opry rather than switch to an all-talk, all-sports format.
Web suffix debuts today with 60,000 new addresses
January 15, 2002
Internet users looking to give friends and relatives an easy-to-remember e-mail or Web site address can now turn to their own name. “.Name,” the first Internet address suffix created exclusively for individuals, makes its debut today.
UBS Warburg outbids rivals for trading unit
January 15, 2002
The Swiss investment bank that is buying Enron Corp.’s power trading business will share a third of its profits with Enron and its creditors, a source familiar with the situation said Monday.
Gatti continues to shine in diving
January 15, 2002
By Andy Samuelson As the sun set through the windows of Knox Natatorium Monday afternoon, outlining the graceful flips and spins of high school divers twisting into water, something seemed out of place.
Syracuse tops Irish, 56-51
January 15, 2002
Preston Shumpert, held in check for the first 30 minutes, scored seven points to key a decisive 13-1 run in the second half Monday night as No. 8 Syracuse beat Notre Dame 56-51.
BCA dismayed by recent hirings
January 15, 2002
When 13 college football coaching positions opened, the Black Coaches Assn. believed it had an opportunity to make a difference.
Free State swimmers sweep duals
January 15, 2002
Free State High swept Blue Valley and Blue Valley West in a boys swimming double-dual on Monday. The Firebirds placed first in seven events. FSHS beat Blue Valley, 131-50, and Blue Valley West, 100-85.
American Taliban to be charged with aiding terrorism
January 15, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.) President Bush has approved allowing the Justice Department to charge American Taliban John Walker Lindh in civilian court on charges of aiding terrorism, government sources said Tuesday.
No. 8 FSHS to battle with Lions
January 15, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Unless Lawrence High receives a sudden surge in wrestlers, the Lions will be understaffed for their home dual against No. 8-ranked Free State tonight. The annual intracity dual will begin at 6 p.m. Cable Channel 6 will show a replay of the dual at 10:30 tonight.
for airlines
January 15, 2002
America West Airlines has received final clearance for a government-backed $429 million loan, but other major airlines may not agree to the strict stipulations federal authorities require.
Herbert Lee Roberts
January 15, 2002
Berryville, Ark. Services for Herbert Lee Roberts, 71, Berryville, will be at 2 p.m. today at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Pension Mountain Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at his home.
Texas outlasts Texas Tech in OT
January 15, 2002
T.J. Ford and James Thomas combined for four free throws in the final 23 seconds Monday night to give Texas a 74-71 overtime victory over Texas Tech.
Kinsey finds new school
January 15, 2002
Former Kansas University football quarterback Mario Kinsey has found a new home. Kinsey, who was kicked off Kansas’ football team on Dec. 18 for violating athletics department policies, has enrolled at NCAA Div. I-AA Sam Houston State University.
Local briefs
January 15, 2002
County commissioners consider logging regulations Spurred by the comments of concerned neighbors about a logging project near Lone Star, the Douglas County Commissioners have agreed to consider regulations on consumer logging. __________________________ Coverage: CSPAN to film Hughes event Next month’s Langston Hughes symposium at Kansas University will receive national television coverage. CSPAN plans to film events on Feb. 7 and 8 including a performance by actor Danny Glover as part of its “American Writers: A Journey through History” series. The show scheduled for broadcast March 31 is “Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance Writers.” The early registration deadline for the symposium, which is Feb. 7-10, is Friday. Registration is $75 until Friday, and $100 after Friday. Heather Hoy, program manager with KU Continuing Education, said 320 people had registered as of Monday. The Lawrence City Commission paid for 200 Lawrence residents to attend the symposium free. Hoy said those scholarships have been claimed, but that the Continuing Education office is keeping a waiting list in case any registrants should cancel. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 864-5823, or go to the office at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. __________________________ State government: Legislative field trip to be broadcast on Web site The Kansas Legislature’s field trip Thursday to Manhattan will be broadcast on the Internet. The meeting, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., can be viewed at www.dce.ksu.edu/kslegis. The Legislature is scheduled to hear proposals to use bonds to construct research facilities at Kansas University (life sciences), Kansas State University (food safety) and Wichita State University (aviation research). In addition to the proposals, the day will include speeches from legislative leaders and Clay Blair, chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents. __________________________ Elections: Tanner likely will run for fifth term in House Rep. Ralph Tanner, a Baldwin Republican serving his fourth term in the Kansas House, will likely run for re-election. “Right now I’m leaning in the direction of running again,” said Tanner, who chairs the House Education Committee. He said Monday in an interview that the outcome of budget deliberations by the 2002 Legislature would be a major factor in his decision. Clear opportunities to shape education policy also will be key, he said. “If I think there’s a good chance I might be able to accomplish a few things that need to be done, I might stick around.” Tanner, 75, was president of Baker University for eight years before winning election to the House.
Oskaloosa falls, 69-66
January 15, 2002
Eighth-seeded Van Horn tripped top-seed Oskaloosa, 69-66, on Monday at the Tonganoxie high school boys basketball tournament. The Bears (7-2) trailed by seven at halftime.
Briefcase
January 15, 2002
Kmart shares tumble after rating lowered Downtown: Bartlett & West expanding into Gene Fritzel building Pharmaceuticals: Bayer suit goes international Merger: Hewlett-Packard, Compaq workers await bonuses