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Alleged shoe bomber accused of being al-Qaida terrorist
January 16, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:04 p.m.) A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid with being an al-Qaida trained terrorist in an indictment Attorney General John Ashcroft hailed as fresh proof of the government’s ability to prosecute terrorists.
American Taliban to face civilian U.S. court
January 16, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:07 a.m.) John Walker Lindh, the American who fought with the Taliban, will be brought to the United States promptly to face charges of taking up arms against his countrymen, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
Boschee gets record despite flu
January 16, 2002
By Robert Sinclair That feeling in the pit of Jeff Boschee’s stomach wasn’t just from becoming the Jayhawks’ all-time leading three-point shooter on Tuesday night against Oklahoma State. Boschee, KU’s senior guard, battled flu-like symptoms all day, but drilled the record-breaking trey with 5:53 remaining in the first half of Kansas’ 79-61 victory.
KU officials say plan step in right direction
January 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials on Tuesday applauded Gov. Bill Graves’ proposal to restore funds for higher education, saying that cuts envisioned in a no-new-taxes budget would cause serious harm.
Daily Ticker
January 16, 2002
District seeks more tech support
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s a case of hard drives overwhelming humans. Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman is prepared to ask the school board for a moratorium on expansion of the district’s computer collection unless board members approve hiring additional technicians to service equipment in schools.
s one point loss
January 16, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State Firebirds’ wrestling match win against the Lawrence High Lions.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks get their revenge, 79-61
January 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
2002 Top taste trends
This year’s favorite foods comfort the palate
January 16, 2002
Every year thousands of new products are introduced in American grocery stores and restaurants. Every year, most of those introductions fail. Here’s a preview of what may make it big on your plate or in your kitchen in 2002.
Cooking Q&A: Council suggests some healthy new year’s resolutions
January 16, 2002
Local Briefs
January 16, 2002
Trafficway accident lands Missourian in KU Med A Gladstone, Mo., woman was injured Tuesday morning in a one-car accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway near the Clinton Sports Complex. Sandra L. Jordan, 54, was taken by Life Star helicopter, pictured above, to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Emergency crews were notified of the accident about 8:30 a.m. Jordan was the driver of a westbound 2000 Chevrolet passenger car that left the highway and struck a tree, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Jordan overcorrected and the vehicle crossed to the southside of the highway and slid into the tree, the patrol said. A hospital official said Jordan was in critical condition Tuesday night. _________________________________ Safety: County imposes burn ban Douglas County commissioners Tuesday imposed a ban on outdoor burning due to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. The ban will run through midnight Jan. 23 unless commissioners extend it. The ban prohibits: Open fires or campfires, except in permanent stoves, fireplaces and barbecue grills. The burning of all fence rows, pastures and fields. Burning that is required for the survival of an agricultural crop is allowed if landowners receive prior written permission from both the Douglas County sheriff and the township fire chief. Careless use and disposal of smoking materials. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. _________________________________ Public transit: City to look into proposal for advertising on T buses The Public Transit Advisory Committee will take a closer look at allowing businesses to advertise on city buses, but members at a meeting Tuesday said such a practice might not raise enough money to be worth the trouble. Members of the committee said the most successful example of small-system bus advertising, in Ames, Iowa, netted that city only $20,000 a year. “Money is money, and it all helps,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “But at some point you’ve got to make a decision of whether it’s enough to justify.” Committee members said advertising might clutter the buses and hurt the system’s attempts to establish its identity. The committee will revisit the issue in March. _________________________________ Planning commission: Proposed zoning codes available on Web site Proposed revisions to the city’s zoning codes are now available online. A subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission has been working on the codes for more than a year. The commission still must recommend approval, with final acceptance in the hands of the Lawrence City Commission perhaps in late spring. The draft can be found online at www.lawrenceplanning.org/documents/codesworkingdraft.pdf _________________________________ Kansas retirement: KPERS reports $1.1 billion loss of assets for fiscal 2001 Topeka The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System saw an approximately 10 percent decrease in its assets because of the plunging stock market, according to the pension system’s annual report. Total assets of KPERS on June 30, 2001, the end of the 2001 state fiscal year, were about $9.6 billion, a $1.1 billion decrease from June 30, 2000. Pension systems nationally suffered similar or worse declines because of stock price declines. Glenn Deck, executive director of the system, said that despite the decrease KPERS “remains financially secure.” Even with the down year, the average for the past five years has been an increase of 9.4 percent, he said. The pension system includes 237,787 members, including 54,302 retired members and their beneficiaries.
Modest proposal
January 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The tax plan unveiled by Gov. Bill Graves on Monday won’t fund any brilliant new initiatives, but it could help maintain state services until economic conditions improve. During a meeting Tuesday with a small group of editorial writers from across the state, Gov. Bill Graves grabbed a printed copy of his State of the State address to quote a line he particularly liked.
Friends and neighbors
January 16, 2002
Tommy Hudson, 6, of San Diego, displays the bass he caught last summer at Dick and Kaki Raney’s pond west of Lawrence. Tommy’s brother, J.D., 10, left, was unimpressed. Tommy and J.D. Hudson are the grandsons of Dave and June Adams of Lawrence. June Adams submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Consumers spend more than expected
January 16, 2002
Defying predictions they would turn into Scrooges, consumers spent money on clothes, electronics and home furnishings in December and prevented the sharp drop in retail sales that many analysts were forecasting.
Nation Briefs
January 16, 2002
New York City: Two students wounded in high school shooting Norway: Finance minister marries his gay partner Colorado: Rock slide in rush hour fatal to 7-year-old Los Angeles: Galileo spacecraft to take its last pictures
Area briefs
January 16, 2002
Antique show to display American Indian beadwork Tonganoxie district working on improvement strategies Senator to visit Lawrence during return trip to state Perry-Lecompton district considers adding greenhouse Ammunition plant board seeks volunteer members
Billie Inloes
January 16, 2002
Lecompton Services for Billie Inloes, 67, Lecompton, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka.
Writing - Ask the Superintendent: Weseman responds to question on writing
January 16, 2002
This week, we’re handing off questions from the community on the 3RS to Lawrence public schools’ superintendent, Randy Weseman. Today’s question is about writing.
Rumsfeld defends military actions
January 16, 2002
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld defended on Tuesday his decision not to send a large U.S. ground force to hunt down Osama bin Laden as al-Qaida fighters made a final stand in eastern Afghanistan last month.
s top score on state examination
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Katie Kapp is raw material and Jaymie Hardtarfer the finished product in Wakarusa Valley School’s writing program. Teachers at this Lawrence public school are disciples of a system of writing instruction they believe can transform Kapp and other first-grade scribes into compelling, insightful authors like sixth-grader Hardtarfer.
s resolutions
January 16, 2002
I’m trying to kick the new year off by improving my health habits. Do you have any ideas that might help me? We just received some information from Barbara Lohse Knous, K-State Extension nutrition specialist, about New Year’s resolutions from the American Council on Science and Health. The council offers these 12 resolutions to help increase your chances of having a healthy and happy 2002. See if any of them work into your individual goals.
s favorite foods comfort the palate
January 16, 2002
Every year thousands of new products are introduced in American grocery stores and restaurants. Every year, most of those introductions fail. Here’s a preview of what may make it big on your plate or in your kitchen in 2002.
Fifth-seeded player joins top-seeded Hewitt, second-seeded Kuerten on sidelines
January 16, 2002
Sebastien Grosjean tumbled out of the Australian Open with an unsightly run of unforced errors, leaving only one remaining top-five seed in contention. Spain’s Francisco Clavet beat the fifth-seeded Frenchman 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday after Grosjean rallied from 1-4 deficit to tie it at 4 in the final set.
Births
January 16, 2002
No birth were reported Tuesday by Lawrence Memorial Hospital
University to present tuition strategy
January 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University shouldn’t rely solely on tuition to match its peers’ funding, university officials said Tuesday. But doubling tuition rates to match the peers’ budgets is still an option, Provost David Shulenburger said.
Baldwin Invitational: Bulldogs upend Jefferson West, 74-56
January 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Oh, the ignominy of being forced to wear your road uniforms on your home floor. “Coach said it was a disgrace we had to wear purple,” Baldwin’s Joe Gipp said after scoring 19 points to help the Bulldogs jar Jefferson West, 74-56, in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational boys basketball tournament on Tuesday night.
Area Basketball Roundup: Kaws crush Shawnee Marantha, 84-53
January 16, 2002
Senior Jared Swafford scored a game-high 24 points to lead Perry-Lecompton to an 84-53 victory over Shawnee Maranatha in the first round of the McLouth Invitational boys basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Civilian court trial set
January 16, 2002
John Walker Lindh, the 20-year-old Californian who fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan, was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens. He will be tried in a civilian court and could face life in prison.
Alleged shoe bomber accused of being al-Qaida terrorist
January 16, 2002
(Updated Wednesday at 2:04 p.m.) A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid with being an al-Qaida trained terrorist in an indictment Attorney General John Ashcroft hailed as fresh proof of the government’s ability to prosecute terrorists.
Friends and neighbors
January 16, 2002
Briefly
January 16, 2002
BUENOS AIRES: Argentine president blames U.S. for economic crisis Washington, D.C.: Alabama wife says spouse kidnapped in Afghanistan UNITED NATIONS: Report: Afghan recovery will cost $15 billion Washington: Memorial service honors Marine who filled in on plane
Two words parents hate
January 16, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News What. Ever. Not one, but two four-letter words that, when combined, are guaranteed to drive the parents of sullen teens and precociously annoying preteens absolutely hopping-up-and-down, how-have-I-spawned-such-awful-offspring nuts.
Drug giant offers senior discount card
January 16, 2002
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is offering low-income senior citizens some of its most widely used prescriptions for $15 each a month. Included are drugs for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and treating depression.
Rumsfeld defends military actions
January 16, 2002
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld defended on Tuesday his decision not to send a large U.S. ground force to hunt down Osama bin Laden as al-Qaida fighters made a final stand in eastern Afghanistan last month.
Free State hammers short-handed Lions
January 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s wrestlers outnumbered and outmaneuvered Lawrence High on Tuesday in a steamy LHS gym. With a full lineup, the No. 8-ranked Firebirds capitalized on four LHS forfeits and won six other weight classes to coast to a 57-15 dual victory over the short-handed Lions before an estimated crowd of 500 fans.
Gladys Helen Guthrie
January 16, 2002
Haskell women stumble
January 16, 2002
Oklahoma Wesleyan defeated Haskell Indian Nations University, 70-57, in women’s college basketball Tuesday night. Haskell was led by Kateri Schaaf with 13 points. Melissa Moffett added 12 points, and Cassie Kelly scored 11 points.
Nation Briefs
January 16, 2002
New York City: Two students wounded in high school shooting Norway: Finance minister marries his gay partner Colorado: Rock slide in rush hour fatal to 7-year-old Los Angeles: Galileo spacecraft to take its last pictures
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 16, 2002
On the record
January 16, 2002
THE MAG: Letters
January 16, 2002
Writing - 6News video report: Writing gets great deal of attention at Wakarusa Elementary
January 16, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the large amount of time spent on writing at Wakarusa Elementary. Students begin writing in kindergarten.
Fighting terrorism at its roots
January 16, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The United States and its allies have made enormous progress in their battle against the Taliban; the mullahs at the head of Afghanistan’s revolutionary regime no longer control the country.
Area Basketball Roundup: Kaws crush Shawnee Marantha, 84-53
January 16, 2002
Senior Jared Swafford scored a game-high 24 points to lead Perry-Lecompton to an 84-53 victory over Shawnee Maranatha in the first round of the McLouth Invitational boys basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Gladys Helen Guthrie
January 16, 2002
Services for Gladys Helen Guthrie, 85, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Guthrie died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home, Lawrence.
Briefly
January 16, 2002
BUENOS AIRES: Argentine president blames U.S. for economic crisis Washington, D.C.: Alabama wife says spouse kidnapped in Afghanistan UNITED NATIONS: Report: Afghan recovery will cost $15 billion Washington: Memorial service honors Marine who filled in on plane
Waneta F. Thrift
January 16, 2002
Help could be on way for KU women
Freshman Jones might join Jayhawks, but not in time for tonight’s meeting with Colorado
January 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling If ever a basketball team needed a glimmer of hope, it’s Kansas University’s women. Losers of four straight and nine of their last 11, the Jayhawks may have some help on the way.
Local Briefs
January 16, 2002
Trafficway accident lands Missourian in KU Med A Gladstone, Mo., woman was injured Tuesday morning in a one-car accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway near the Clinton Sports Complex. Sandra L. Jordan, 54, was taken by Life Star helicopter, pictured above, to Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Emergency crews were notified of the accident about 8:30 a.m. Jordan was the driver of a westbound 2000 Chevrolet passenger car that left the highway and struck a tree, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Jordan overcorrected and the vehicle crossed to the southside of the highway and slid into the tree, the patrol said. A hospital official said Jordan was in critical condition Tuesday night. _________________________________ Safety: County imposes burn ban Douglas County commissioners Tuesday imposed a ban on outdoor burning due to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. The ban will run through midnight Jan. 23 unless commissioners extend it. The ban prohibits: Open fires or campfires, except in permanent stoves, fireplaces and barbecue grills. The burning of all fence rows, pastures and fields. Burning that is required for the survival of an agricultural crop is allowed if landowners receive prior written permission from both the Douglas County sheriff and the township fire chief. Careless use and disposal of smoking materials. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. _________________________________ Public transit: City to look into proposal for advertising on T buses The Public Transit Advisory Committee will take a closer look at allowing businesses to advertise on city buses, but members at a meeting Tuesday said such a practice might not raise enough money to be worth the trouble. Members of the committee said the most successful example of small-system bus advertising, in Ames, Iowa, netted that city only $20,000 a year. “Money is money, and it all helps,” City Manager Mike Wildgen said. “But at some point you’ve got to make a decision of whether it’s enough to justify.” Committee members said advertising might clutter the buses and hurt the system’s attempts to establish its identity. The committee will revisit the issue in March. _________________________________ Planning commission: Proposed zoning codes available on Web site Proposed revisions to the city’s zoning codes are now available online. A subcommittee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission has been working on the codes for more than a year. The commission still must recommend approval, with final acceptance in the hands of the Lawrence City Commission perhaps in late spring. The draft can be found online at www.lawrenceplanning.org/documents/codesworkingdraft.pdf _________________________________ Kansas retirement: KPERS reports $1.1 billion loss of assets for fiscal 2001 Topeka The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System saw an approximately 10 percent decrease in its assets because of the plunging stock market, according to the pension system’s annual report. Total assets of KPERS on June 30, 2001, the end of the 2001 state fiscal year, were about $9.6 billion, a $1.1 billion decrease from June 30, 2000. Pension systems nationally suffered similar or worse declines because of stock price declines. Glenn Deck, executive director of the system, said that despite the decrease KPERS “remains financially secure.” Even with the down year, the average for the past five years has been an increase of 9.4 percent, he said. The pension system includes 237,787 members, including 54,302 retired members and their beneficiaries.
s clothing
January 16, 2002
Italian menswear designers are planning a sensible winter season. After several rounds of fussy fashion, they are opting for styles aimed at making a guy feel comfortable.
Horoscopes
January 16, 2002
KU student-athletes succeed in classroom
January 16, 2002
Nine of 16 Kansas University athletics teams posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better in the fall semester. KU teams had a combined GPA of 2.83. During the fall semester, 207 student-athletes were named Jayhawk Scholars for earning 3.0 GPAs or better, and 29 Jayhawks earned 4.0 averages.
American Taliban to face civilian U.S. court
January 16, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 7:07 a.m.) John Walker Lindh, the American who fought with the Taliban, will be brought to the United States promptly to face charges of taking up arms against his countrymen, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
s airports
January 16, 2002
Across the country, more airline passengers could find themselves standing in line or sitting on planes delayed at the gate when a federal law requiring the screening of all checked baggage for bombs takes effect Friday.
Haskell women stumble
January 16, 2002
Oklahoma Wesleyan defeated Haskell Indian Nations University, 70-57, in women’s college basketball Tuesday night. Haskell was led by Kateri Schaaf with 13 points. Melissa Moffett added 12 points, and Cassie Kelly scored 11 points.
Free State hammers short-handed Lions
January 16, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s wrestlers outnumbered and outmaneuvered Lawrence High on Tuesday in a steamy LHS gym. With a full lineup, the No. 8-ranked Firebirds capitalized on four LHS forfeits and won six other weight classes to coast to a 57-15 dual victory over the short-handed Lions before an estimated crowd of 500 fans.
s meeting with Colorado
January 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling If ever a basketball team needed a glimmer of hope, it’s Kansas University’s women. Losers of four straight and nine of their last 11, the Jayhawks may have some help on the way.
Newspaper: MGM reportedly on auction block for $7 billion
January 16, 2002
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, one of Hollywood’s most venerable movie studios, may be up for sale for $7 billion. The entertainment company has hired investment banking firm Goldman Sachs to solicit bids that are due this week, sources familiar with the auction told the Los Angeles Times for Tuesday’s editions.
Fingerprint evidence in doubt
January 16, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Last week, Judge Louis Pollack, a former law professor and dean of the Yale Law School, issued what may prove to be a landmark ruling holding that fingerprint “experts” would not be permitted to testify to a definite match between fingerprints found at a crime scene and fingerprints taken from a suspect.
Iverson explodes for 58
January 16, 2002
Allen Iverson and Larry Brown still found something to disagree about: WhetherKobe Bryant inspired the reigning MVP to have the best scoring night of his career. Iverson scored a career-high 58 points, the most in an NBA game in almost two years and the fourth-highest total in team history, as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets, 112-106, in overtime.
Modest proposal
January 16, 2002
Journal-World Editorial The tax plan unveiled by Gov. Bill Graves on Monday won’t fund any brilliant new initiatives, but it could help maintain state services until economic conditions improve. During a meeting Tuesday with a small group of editorial writers from across the state, Gov. Bill Graves grabbed a printed copy of his State of the State address to quote a line he particularly liked.
Jayhawk wish
January 16, 2002
To the editor: I have been a KU fan for more than 50 years and look forward to every game. I watch the games on TV whenever they are shown in our area. Sometimes, I am able to listen to the games on my computer. When those two media are not available, I follow the score as it is published periodically on the computer.
Rental inspections to go on as planned
January 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city’s new rental-registration ordinance will go forward Feb. 1, despite some last-minute grumbling Tuesday by a Lawrence landlord. “It’s unfair to the people who own these houses,” Joe Patterson told the Lawrence City Commission. “I think this commission needs to rethink the ordinance.”
Senator urges serious planning for abolitionist museum
January 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A major abolitionist museum in Lawrence is still possible and area leaders should form a committee of nationally-known historians to begin pre-planning for the possibility, Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday.
KU officials say plan step in right direction
January 16, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University officials on Tuesday applauded Gov. Bill Graves’ proposal to restore funds for higher education, saying that cuts envisioned in a no-new-taxes budget would cause serious harm.
Daily Ticker
January 16, 2002
Dow Industrials +32.73, 9,924.15
Drug giant offers senior discount card
January 16, 2002
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is offering low-income senior citizens some of its most widely used prescriptions for $15 each a month. Included are drugs for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and treating depression.
Flavorful stroganoff is a simple saut away
January 16, 2002
“This retro ‘Russian’ dish may look like a stew, but it’s actually a quick saut that can be on the table in 20 minutes.” The statement heads a feature from the February issue of “Cook’s Illustrated,” a magazine renowned for its thoroughness and reliability.
Boschee gets record despite flu
January 16, 2002
By Robert Sinclair That feeling in the pit of Jeff Boschee’s stomach wasn’t just from becoming the Jayhawks’ all-time leading three-point shooter on Tuesday night against Oklahoma State. Boschee, KU’s senior guard, battled flu-like symptoms all day, but drilled the record-breaking trey with 5:53 remaining in the first half of Kansas’ 79-61 victory.
Many residents see tax hike as inevitable
January 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget Most politicians think the riskiest move during an election year is to raise taxes. But aside from cigarette smokers and tobacco shop owners, a random sampling of Lawrence residents show that most either approve of or are reconciled with tax increases to help cover the state’s budget shortfall.
Two words parents hate
January 16, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News What. Ever. Not one, but two four-letter words that, when combined, are guaranteed to drive the parents of sullen teens and precociously annoying preteens absolutely hopping-up-and-down, how-have-I-spawned-such-awful-offspring nuts.
On the street
January 16, 2002
Is the conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals charge appropriate in the John Walker Lindh case? James Well, bus driver, Lawrence
Writing - Wakarusa Valley follows ‘write’ track to ensure its students’ success
Program helps students to register district’s top score on state examination
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Katie Kapp is raw material and Jaymie Hardtarfer the finished product in Wakarusa Valley School’s writing program. Teachers at this Lawrence public school are disciples of a system of writing instruction they believe can transform Kapp and other first-grade scribes into compelling, insightful authors like sixth-grader Hardtarfer.
Fighting terrorism at its roots
January 16, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe The United States and its allies have made enormous progress in their battle against the Taliban; the mullahs at the head of Afghanistan’s revolutionary regime no longer control the country.
Billie Inloes
January 16, 2002
U.S.Taliban charged
Civilian court trial set; prosecutors to seek life sentence for Lindh
January 16, 2002
John Walker Lindh, the 20-year-old Californian who fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan, was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens. He will be tried in a civilian court and could face life in prison.
Jayhawk wish
January 16, 2002
Enough is enough
January 16, 2002
Fingerprint evidence in doubt
January 16, 2002
By Mike Hoeflich Last week, Judge Louis Pollack, a former law professor and dean of the Yale Law School, issued what may prove to be a landmark ruling holding that fingerprint “experts” would not be permitted to testify to a definite match between fingerprints found at a crime scene and fingerprints taken from a suspect.
Fashion for the regular guy
Milan designers put emphasis on comfort in men’s clothing
January 16, 2002
Italian menswear designers are planning a sensible winter season. After several rounds of fussy fashion, they are opting for styles aimed at making a guy feel comfortable.
Larry King agrees to 4 more years
January 16, 2002
CNN has agreed to a four-year contract extension with talk show host Larry King that keeps him as the cable network’s highest-paid personality.
Newspaper: MGM reportedly on auction block for $7 billion
January 16, 2002
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, one of Hollywood’s most venerable movie studios, may be up for sale for $7 billion. The entertainment company has hired investment banking firm Goldman Sachs to solicit bids that are due this week, sources familiar with the auction told the Los Angeles Times for Tuesday’s editions.
School proposal would cut equivalent of 40 jobs
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday agreed to ask the school board for feedback on a half-dozen ideas for stripping $2.1 million in spending next year. If all were adopted, the equivalent of 40 full-time jobs would be trimmed from the district’s payroll.
Many residents see tax hike as inevitable
January 16, 2002
By Mindie Paget Most politicians think the riskiest move during an election year is to raise taxes. But aside from cigarette smokers and tobacco shop owners, a random sampling of Lawrence residents show that most either approve of or are reconciled with tax increases to help cover the state’s budget shortfall.
Farmland profits slide
Fertilizer unit’s losses dampen returns
January 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries Inc.’s fertilizer business continued to be a financial drain on the cooperative, which reported a decline in first-quarter sales and earnings Tuesday. Kansas City, Mo.-based Farmland earned $3.2 million on sales of $2.3 billion during the quarter ended Nov. 30. During the same period a year earlier, Farmland had earnings of $6.7 million on sales of $3 billion.
Hawks roll over Lions - Olathe East 67, LHS 49
January 16, 2002
Olathe East overcame a 20-point, 10-rebound outburst by Lawrence High sophomore Cherrale Ricks and rolled to a 67-49 girls basketball victory on Tuesday. Southwest Missouri State signee Tiffany Vincent scored 19 points to lead the Hawks (4-5).
Jayni’ offers Japanese lesson
January 16, 2002
Learn “The Art of Japanese Cooking” this week on “Jayni’s Kitchen.” Owner Richard Moon and Chef Takayoshi of Kokoro, 601 Kasold Drive, will prepare the recipe below with host Jayni Carey.
Grosjean ousted in Australian Open
Fifth-seeded player joins top-seeded Hewitt, second-seeded Kuerten on sidelines
January 16, 2002
Sebastien Grosjean tumbled out of the Australian Open with an unsightly run of unforced errors, leaving only one remaining top-five seed in contention. Spain’s Francisco Clavet beat the fifth-seeded Frenchman 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday after Grosjean rallied from 1-4 deficit to tie it at 4 in the final set.
Drink to your health with immunity builders
January 16, 2002
Building immunity means eating well, but it also means adding nutrients to what you drink. Try these immunity-boosting drinks to help fight infection or help the body recover from illness.
District seeks more tech support
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter It’s a case of hard drives overwhelming humans. Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman is prepared to ask the school board for a moratorium on expansion of the district’s computer collection unless board members approve hiring additional technicians to service equipment in schools.
Medicaid fraud investigation lax
Accountant critical of state’s efforts to pursue suspicious claims
January 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though Medicaid fraud surely costs Kansas taxpayers at least $27 million a year, state officials aren’t doing much to stop it. Out of hundreds of potential cases involving someone knowingly charging the government for services that aren’t provided, only a handful are uncovered. Even fewer are prosecuted.
Senator urges serious planning for abolitionist museum
January 16, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A major abolitionist museum in Lawrence is still possible and area leaders should form a committee of nationally-known historians to begin pre-planning for the possibility, Sen. Sam Brownback said Tuesday.
Minister’s sentencing hearing to resume
January 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence minister, convicted in November for sex crimes, suffered from depression and sometimes talked of suicide, friends and colleagues testified Monday. A sentencing hearing for Garland Hall, 46, Lawrence, was continued to 2 p.m. today before Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild.
Kansas coasts past ‘Pokes - Jayhawks 79, Cowboys 61
KU avenges last OSU trip with blowout
January 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Sweet dreams, Kirk Hinrich. “This is the complete opposite of two years ago,” Hinrich, Kansas University’s junior point guard, said after the Jayhawks’ 79-61 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at jam-packed Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Area briefs
January 16, 2002
Antique show to display American Indian beadwork Tonganoxie district working on improvement strategies Senator to visit Lawrence during return trip to state Perry-Lecompton district considers adding greenhouse Ammunition plant board seeks volunteer members
Cowboys expect ‘nightmares’
January 16, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University junior guard Kirk Hinrich said he still had nightmares about a 33-point loss at Oklahoma State two years ago. Now it will be the Cowboys who are tossing and turning after the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks handed No. 6 OSU a 79-61 thumping Tuesday night at recently renovated Gallagher-Iba Arena.
KU Notebook: Gooden ‘focused’ on Okie State
Junior forward miffed by 7-for-17 field-goal shooting at UCLA
January 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Suffice it to say, Drew Gooden was ready to play on Tuesday night. “I came out focused. My eyes got big when I was setting screens,” Gooden, Kansas’ junior forward, said after scoring 17 points in the Jayhawks’ 79-61 victory over Oklahoma State.
Braves trade for Sheffield
Dodgers acquire Jordan, Perez, minor-league pitcher
January 16, 2002
Gary Sheffield’s wish to leave the Los Angeles Dodgers was fulfilled Tuesday when he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Brian Jordan, Odalis Perez and a minor league pitcher. The Braves struggled to find an offensive complement to Chipper Jones the past two seasons, while the Dodgers had to deal with repeated complaints from an unhappy Sheffield.
Iverson explodes for 58
January 16, 2002
Allen Iverson and Larry Brown still found something to disagree about: WhetherKobe Bryant inspired the reigning MVP to have the best scoring night of his career. Iverson scored a career-high 58 points, the most in an NBA game in almost two years and the fourth-highest total in team history, as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets, 112-106, in overtime.
Philadelphia owns best record in conference
January 16, 2002
The Philadelphia Flyers are reaping the benefits of their longest winning streak of the season. Jeremy Roenick had a goal and two assists as Philadelphia extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Top 25 Men: Virginia pastes Wake Forest
January 16, 2002
The last time Virginia played at home, Roger Mason Jr. tried to do it all by himself down the stretch, came up empty more often that not and the Cavaliers lost to North Carolina State.
January 16, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University junior guard Kirk Hinrich said he still had nightmares about a 33-point loss at Oklahoma State two years ago. Now it will be the Cowboys who are tossing and turning after the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks handed No. 6 OSU a 79-61 thumping Tuesday night at recently renovated Gallagher-Iba Arena.
KU avenges last OSU trip with blowout
January 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Sweet dreams, Kirk Hinrich. “This is the complete opposite of two years ago,” Hinrich, Kansas University’s junior point guard, said after the Jayhawks’ 79-61 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at jam-packed Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Safe transit
January 16, 2002
To the editor: I address this to all the critics of the Lawrence Transit System. When I applied for my last driver’s license, I barely squeaked by the eye examination. Still I was given the legal permission to drive for another five years. I didn’t. My husband’s slowed reactions and diminished peripheral vision made him no longer a skilled driver. As soon as the bus system was in operation and we qualified for the T Lift, we sold our car.
Sound off
January 16, 2002
Q: When is the 2002 Super Bowl? And who will perform at halftime? A: The 2002 Super Bowl will be Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Plans call for U2 to perform at halftime. Mariah Carey, backed by the Boston Pops orchestra, will sing the national anthem.
Horoscopes
January 16, 2002
For Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002. Those with birthdays today: If you speak your mind, others will listen. You have no idea of the impact you make on others. Become more self-aware by using your innate talents and charms positively. True to your sign, you allow work to become extremely demanding and sometimes allow it to interfere with your personal life. If single, your social life will sparkle as long as you choose to make time for it. Summer 2002: You’ll want, and probably have, a playmate. If attached, let your partner tease you out the door. Give more and you will be amply rewarded. PISCES loves to hang out with you.
6Sports video report: Jayhawks get their revenge, 79-61
January 16, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks’ win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
6Sports video report: Firebirds make up for last year’s one point loss
January 16, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State Firebirds’ wrestling match win against the Lawrence High Lions.
THE MAG: Letters
January 16, 2002
Where’s Frook? I am writing to express my disappointment that The Mag’s food columnist, Diane Frook, is no longer writing restaurant reviews. I believe Frook was providing a valuable service to Lawrence residents. Several of my colleagues enjoyed her reviews and respected her opinions. One of her articles actually helped me to open a delicatessen. I am upset to know that we may never have the chance to prove our worth to her.
Writing - 6News video report: Teachers discuss writing program
January 16, 2002
Two teachers at Wakarusa Valley School, Kris Hase, who teaches first grade, and Mary West, who teaches second grade, discuss how they help students improve their writing skills. (Online-exclusive video.)
Catalogs plant seeds of hope for gardeners
January 16, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that we gardeners have our seed catalogs piled before us, a word about how to use them efficiently and economically is in order. As someone who has gone off the deep end more than once and ordered enough vegetable seeds to plant a quarter section, I speak from the wisdom that comes from doing something absurd, then doing it a few more times, and finally realizing that it was, well, absurd. I now know better.
Junior forward miffed by 7-for-17 field-goal shooting at UCLA
January 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Suffice it to say, Drew Gooden was ready to play on Tuesday night. “I came out focused. My eyes got big when I was setting screens,” Gooden, Kansas’ junior forward, said after scoring 17 points in the Jayhawks’ 79-61 victory over Oklahoma State.
Hawks roll over Lions - Olathe East 67, LHS 49
January 16, 2002
Olathe East overcame a 20-point, 10-rebound outburst by Lawrence High sophomore Cherrale Ricks and rolled to a 67-49 girls basketball victory on Tuesday. Southwest Missouri State signee Tiffany Vincent scored 19 points to lead the Hawks (4-5).
Consumers spend more than expected
January 16, 2002
Defying predictions they would turn into Scrooges, consumers spent money on clothes, electronics and home furnishings in December and prevented the sharp drop in retail sales that many analysts were forecasting.
January 16, 2002
A group of New York School students tries out all of the gadgets during a limousine ride to lunch. One child from each class at the elementary school was driven on Tuesday by limousine to and from McDonald’s, where they had reservations for a luncheon celebration. The cruise rewarded the New York’s top salespeople in an annual catalog fund-raiser. Students had total sales of $7,000, which nets the elementary school about $3,500.
School proposal would cut equivalent of 40 jobs
January 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s budget committee Tuesday agreed to ask the school board for feedback on a half-dozen ideas for stripping $2.1 million in spending next year. If all were adopted, the equivalent of 40 full-time jobs would be trimmed from the district’s payroll.
offers Japanese lesson
January 16, 2002
Learn “The Art of Japanese Cooking” this week on “Jayni’s Kitchen.” Owner Richard Moon and Chef Takayoshi of Kokoro, 601 Kasold Drive, will prepare the recipe below with host Jayni Carey.
Writing - Ask the Superintendent: Weseman responds to question on writing
January 16, 2002
This week, we’re handing off questions from the community on the 3RS to Lawrence public schools’ superintendent, Randy Weseman. Today’s question is about writing.
Drink to your health with immunity builders
January 16, 2002
Building immunity means eating well, but it also means adding nutrients to what you drink. Try these immunity-boosting drinks to help fight infection or help the body recover from illness.
Tonganoxie Invitational: Chieftains, Cardinals advance
January 16, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There was no time for Tonganoxie High guard Jacob Walker to think. Walker took a crisp pass from teammate Chad Turner and in the same motion released a three-pointer from the top of the key with 1.2 seconds showing on the clock Tuesday night at THS.
Baldwin Invitational: Bulldogs upend Jefferson West, 74-56
January 16, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Oh, the ignominy of being forced to wear your road uniforms on your home floor. “Coach said it was a disgrace we had to wear purple,” Baldwin’s Joe Gipp said after scoring 19 points to help the Bulldogs jar Jefferson West, 74-56, in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational boys basketball tournament on Tuesday night.
Robert Scott Raymond
January 16, 2002
Private family services for Robert Scott Raymond, 89, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Raymond died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Legislation to be introduced this month
January 16, 2002
Heartened by Gov. Bill Graves’ endorsement, proponents of allowing slot machines at pari-mutuel racetracks said Tuesday that they hope to draft a bill by the end of the month. Such a bill would probably be introduced first in the House, where opposition to expansion of legal gambling is strongest, said Sen. Chris Steineger, D-Kansas City, Kan., a leader of the effort.
State Board of Education members worry about school funding proposals
January 16, 2002
Members of the State Board of Education expressed concern about the state’s ability to meet schoolchildren’s needs following Gov. Bill Graves’ annual speech to the Legislature. The board gathered Monday in a rare night meeting to consider the details of the taxation and spending plans that Graves outlined in his State of the State address earlier in the evening.
Top 25 Women: No. 14 Iowa State stings third-ranked Oklahoma
January 16, 2002
Angie Welle made 10-of-11 shots in scoring 28 points, and No. 14 Iowa State started the second half with an 18-4 surge that sent the Cyclones to an 82-66 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma.
Dodgers acquire Jordan, Perez, minor-league pitcher
January 16, 2002
Gary Sheffield’s wish to leave the Los Angeles Dodgers was fulfilled Tuesday when he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Brian Jordan, Odalis Perez and a minor league pitcher. The Braves struggled to find an offensive complement to Chipper Jones the past two seasons, while the Dodgers had to deal with repeated complaints from an unhappy Sheffield.
Enron auditor dismissed
January 16, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP said Tuesday it was firing a senior auditor who organized a “rushed disposal” of Enron documents last fall after federal regulators had requested information about the failing energy company.
s right to sue upheld
January 16, 2002
Federal anti-discrimination and disability rights laws still apply even when job applicants sign away their rights to take workplace disputes into court, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday.
ability as best solution to boost trade
January 16, 2002
President Bush aired new fears Tuesday about unemployment, which last month hit a six-year high, and touted free trade as a cure. He accused the Democratic-controlled Senate of stalling trade and energy legislation.
Petition protests propane tank slated for North 1800 and East 800 roads
January 16, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
s sentencing hearing to resume
January 16, 2002
By Mike Belt A Lawrence minister, convicted in November for sex crimes, suffered from depression and sometimes talked of suicide, friends and colleagues testified Monday. A sentencing hearing for Garland Hall, 46, Lawrence, was continued to 2 p.m. today before Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild.
s efforts to pursue suspicious claims
January 16, 2002
By Dave Ranney Though Medicaid fraud surely costs Kansas taxpayers at least $27 million a year, state officials aren’t doing much to stop it. Out of hundreds of potential cases involving someone knowingly charging the government for services that aren’t provided, only a handful are uncovered. Even fewer are prosecuted.
Larry King agrees to 4 more years
January 16, 2002
CNN has agreed to a four-year contract extension with talk show host Larry King that keeps him as the cable network’s highest-paid personality.
6News video report: Through the eyes of M.L.K.
January 16, 2002
Tina Terry interviews people on their thoughts of what life would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t been killed.
s losses dampen returns
January 16, 2002
By Mark Fagan Farmland Industries Inc.’s fertilizer business continued to be a financial drain on the cooperative, which reported a decline in first-quarter sales and earnings Tuesday. Kansas City, Mo.-based Farmland earned $3.2 million on sales of $2.3 billion during the quarter ended Nov. 30. During the same period a year earlier, Farmland had earnings of $6.7 million on sales of $3 billion.
State Board of Education members worry about school funding proposals
January 16, 2002
Members of the State Board of Education expressed concern about the state’s ability to meet schoolchildren’s needs following Gov. Bill Graves’ annual speech to the Legislature. The board gathered Monday in a rare night meeting to consider the details of the taxation and spending plans that Graves outlined in his State of the State address earlier in the evening.
Graves’ backing of slots at tracks buoys supporters
Legislation to be introduced this month
January 16, 2002
Heartened by Gov. Bill Graves’ endorsement, proponents of allowing slot machines at pari-mutuel racetracks said Tuesday that they hope to draft a bill by the end of the month. Such a bill would probably be introduced first in the House, where opposition to expansion of legal gambling is strongest, said Sen. Chris Steineger, D-Kansas City, Kan., a leader of the effort.
Stafford services
January 16, 2002
Vera Marie Steeples
January 16, 2002
Sprint updates estimates
January 16, 2002
Sprint Corp. updated its fourth quarter projections Tuesday, saying it expected financial results within or just below its previous forecasts. Sprint expects fourth-quarter revenues in its FON Group, which includes local and long-distance services, to be “in the low $4 billion range,” compared with a previous forecast of $4.1 billion to $4.2 billion.
Tonganoxie Invitational: Chieftains, Cardinals advance
January 16, 2002
By Andy Samuelson There was no time for Tonganoxie High guard Jacob Walker to think. Walker took a crisp pass from teammate Chad Turner and in the same motion released a three-pointer from the top of the key with 1.2 seconds showing on the clock Tuesday night at THS.
Catalogs plant seeds of hope for gardeners
January 16, 2002
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that we gardeners have our seed catalogs piled before us, a word about how to use them efficiently and economically is in order. As someone who has gone off the deep end more than once and ordered enough vegetable seeds to plant a quarter section, I speak from the wisdom that comes from doing something absurd, then doing it a few more times, and finally realizing that it was, well, absurd. I now know better.
Flavorful stroganoff is a simple sautway
January 16, 2002
“This retro ‘Russian’ dish may look like a stew, but it’s actually a quick sauthat can be on the table in 20 minutes.” The statement heads a feature from the February issue of “Cook’s Illustrated,” a magazine renowned for its thoroughness and reliability.
6News video report: Through the eyes of M.L.K.
January 16, 2002
Tina Terry interviews people on their thoughts of what life would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t been killed.
Rental inspections to go on as planned
January 16, 2002
By Joel Mathis The city’s new rental-registration ordinance will go forward Feb. 1, despite some last-minute grumbling Tuesday by a Lawrence landlord. “It’s unfair to the people who own these houses,” Joe Patterson told the Lawrence City Commission. “I think this commission needs to rethink the ordinance.”
Douglas county commission
Petition protests propane tank slated for North 1800 and East 800 roads
January 16, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:30 p.m. today Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
President touts ‘fast-track’ ability as best solution to boost trade
January 16, 2002
President Bush aired new fears Tuesday about unemployment, which last month hit a six-year high, and touted free trade as a cure. He accused the Democratic-controlled Senate of stalling trade and energy legislation.
New baggage-screening law may mean even longer delays at nation’s airports
January 16, 2002
Across the country, more airline passengers could find themselves standing in line or sitting on planes delayed at the gate when a federal law requiring the screening of all checked baggage for bombs takes effect Friday.
EEOC’s right to sue upheld
January 16, 2002
Federal anti-discrimination and disability rights laws still apply even when job applicants sign away their rights to take workplace disputes into court, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday.
Top 25 Men: Virginia pastes Wake Forest
January 16, 2002
The last time Virginia played at home, Roger Mason Jr. tried to do it all by himself down the stretch, came up empty more often that not and the Cavaliers lost to North Carolina State.
Top 25 Women: No. 14 Iowa State stings third-ranked Oklahoma
January 16, 2002
Angie Welle made 10-of-11 shots in scoring 28 points, and No. 14 Iowa State started the second half with an 18-4 surge that sent the Cyclones to an 82-66 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma.
NHL Roundup: Flyers win sixth straight
Philadelphia owns best record in conference
January 16, 2002
The Philadelphia Flyers are reaping the benefits of their longest winning streak of the season. Jeremy Roenick had a goal and two assists as Philadelphia extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
People
January 16, 2002
Aniston injured in crash Voices from the past Jump to the small screen Lynch to judge at Cannes
People
January 16, 2002
Aniston injured in crash Voices from the past Jump to the small screen Lynch to judge at Cannes
Business Briefcase
January 16, 2002
Sen. Roberts to visit Lawrence tech group Kmart: Shares continue to drop Earnings: Intel tops expectations Internet: Outlook up at eBay
Business Briefcase
January 16, 2002
Sen. Roberts to visit Lawrence tech group Kmart: Shares continue to drop Earnings: Intel tops expectations Internet: Outlook up at eBay
City Commission Briefs
January 16, 2002
Wastewater plant’s expansion cost OK’d Commissioners pass on parking restriction ‘Lawrence is Growing’ project draws praise
City Commission Briefs
January 16, 2002
Wastewater plant’s expansion cost OK’d Commissioners pass on parking restriction ‘Lawrence is Growing’ project draws praise
Enough is enough
January 16, 2002
To the editor: Bert Nash, employee assistance programs, Hannah’s House for unwed mothers, Women’s Transitional House for battered women, Headquarters, Hearthstone House for alcoholic men, Lawrence Housing Authority, Pelathe Center, Project Acceptance, Independence Inc., Salvation Army, St. John’s, Corpus Christi, Mustard Seed Fellowship, Catholic Community Services of Lawrence, Job Start-Supportive Employment, KU Psychological Clinic, KU Child and Family Services Clinic, Menninger, Veterans Outreach Clinic at Reed Group, Cornerstone Baptist, High Hope Love Center of the Apostle Father, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, Unity Church, Community Living Opportunities, Calvary Chapel, Community Bible Church, Ninth St. Missionary Outreach, St. John’s AME, St. Luke’s AME, United Methodist, Central United Methodist, First Christian, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Trinity Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, United Way of Douglas County, Douglas County Legal Aid, DCCCA, ECKAN County Action Agency, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohol Safety Action Project-Lawrence, Alcohol Abuse 24-Hour Addictive Services, KU Counseling and Psychological Services, SRS, Wheatland Church of Christ, Trinity Episcopal, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Community Drop In Center, LINK, Jubilee Cafe.
Enron auditor dismissed
January 16, 2002
Arthur Andersen LLP said Tuesday it was firing a senior auditor who organized a “rushed disposal” of Enron documents last fall after federal regulators had requested information about the failing energy company.
NHL Briefs
January 16, 2002
Sabres sign Barnes to three-year extension Leafs coach Quinn receives extension
NHL Briefs
January 16, 2002
Sabres sign Barnes to three-year extension Leafs coach Quinn receives extension
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 16, 2002
IN 1962 Lawrence High School ranked No. 1 in the state for Summerfield Scholarship winners. The five LHS selections were Peter Argersinger, Edward McBride, Jeremy Paretsky, Eric Shulenberger and Gary White.
On the record
January 16, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
Robert Scott Raymond
January 16, 2002
Safe transit
January 16, 2002
Sprint updates estimates
January 16, 2002
Sprint Corp. updated its fourth quarter projections Tuesday, saying it expected financial results within or just below its previous forecasts. Sprint expects fourth-quarter revenues in its FON Group, which includes local and long-distance services, to be “in the low $4 billion range,” compared with a previous forecast of $4.1 billion to $4.2 billion.
Stafford services
January 16, 2002
Valley Falls Graveside services for Harold Eugene Stafford, 81, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Stafford died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He lived in Eudora for the past 30 years.
State Briefs
January 16, 2002
LENEXA: Fall kills window-washer YATES CENTER: Pioneering lawman dies at age 100 WICHITA: Suspect admits to embezzlement
State Briefs
January 16, 2002
LENEXA: Fall kills window-washer YATES CENTER: Pioneering lawman dies at age 100 WICHITA: Suspect admits to embezzlement
Vera Marie Steeples
January 16, 2002
Stockton Services for Vera Marie Steeples, 95, formerly of Stockton, were Tuesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Stockton. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery near Palco. Mrs. Steeples died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at St. John’s of Hays Nursing Home.
Waneta F. Thrift
January 16, 2002
Bonner Springs Memorial services for Waneta F. Thrift, 80, Linwood, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Bonner Springs. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Thrift died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Writing - 6News video report: Writing gets great deal of attention at Wakarusa Elementary
January 16, 2002
Trish Ayers reports on the large amount of time spent on writing at Wakarusa Elementary. Students begin writing in kindergarten.
University to present tuition strategy
January 16, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University shouldn’t rely solely on tuition to match its peers’ funding, university officials said Tuesday. But doubling tuition rates to match the peers’ budgets is still an option, Provost David Shulenburger said.
Writing - 6News video report: Teachers discuss writing program
January 16, 2002
Two teachers at Wakarusa Valley School, Kris Hase, who teaches first grade, and Mary West, who teaches second grade, discuss how they help students improve their writing skills. (Online-exclusive video.)
KU student-athletes succeed in classroom
January 16, 2002
Nine of 16 Kansas University athletics teams posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better in the fall semester. KU teams had a combined GPA of 2.83. During the fall semester, 207 student-athletes were named Jayhawk Scholars for earning 3.0 GPAs or better, and 29 Jayhawks earned 4.0 averages.