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Shoe bomb suspect enters innocent pleas to terrorism charges
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 12:08 p.m.) The man accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with bombs in his shoes pleaded innocent Friday to terrorism-related charges in federal court.
U.S. worried Iran interfering against Afghan government
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 12:05 p.m.) The United States is worried that Iran may be backing Afghan fighters in an attempt to unsettle the U.N.-brokered government in Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy here said Friday.
New airline baggage screenings not yet causing unusual delays
January 18, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:13 p.m.) Airlines began new baggage screening techniques at the nation’s airports Friday morning, but passengers who showed up fearing the worst encountered few delays.
Israel jets strike Palestinian headquarters
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:13 a.m.) Israeli F-16 warplanes destroyed a Palestinian Authority compound in a West Bank town Friday, and tanks tightened their ring around Yasser Arafat to an unprecedented degree reprisals for an attack on a Jewish confirmation party that left six celebrants and the Palestinian gunman dead.
Horoscopes
January 18, 2002
For Friday, Jan. 18, 2002: Those with birthdays today: Life presents many changes this year. You might move, remodel your home or even purchase a second home. If single, you will meet people easily, but you might not let them in easily. If attached, talk about what you both want from your relationship.
Briefly
January 18, 2002
Companies investigated DNA frees 100th inmate Bush eyes arctic drilling Mammal cells make ‘silk’
Enron backed leaders of probe
January 18, 2002
Members of seven congressional committees investigating the collapse of Enron took more than $700,000 in campaign donations from the company over the past dozen years. Some have returned the money, but none has disqualified himself from the inquiry. Meanwhile, as scrutiny intensified for the collapse of the world’s largest energy trading company, Enron fired accounting firm Arthur Andersen on Thursday.
birth
January 18, 2002
Military policeman Pat Tetrick is off for active duty with his Army Reserve unit, leaving behind a wife awaiting arrival of their first children all four of them.
6News video: Get fit before hitting the slopes
January 18, 2002
Snow might tempt you to grab your skis and go out to hit the slopes. But before you do, make sure your body is ready to handle the added stresses and strains from skiing.
Free State endures 58-52 setback
January 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Topeka Seaman spoiled Free State High’s wish. On the brink of a rematch with cross-town rival Lawrence High, Free State folded late in the fourth quarter as the Vikings escaped with a 58-52 victory in the first round of the Topeka Invitational boys basketball tournament at Topeka West.
Former All-American making rare visit to fieldhouse
January 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Bill Bridges Rebounding Award is presented annually to Kansas University’s single-season leader in caroms. It is a much-sought-after piece of hardware, considering the premium coach Roy Williams places on board work.
Williams finds little time to savor win over OSU
January 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore How does a major college basketball coach like Roy Williams celebrate a big-time victory like Tuesday’s at No. 6-rated Oklahoma State?
Have KU women hit bottom? Road may get rougher
January 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No profession, Roy Williams uttered not too long ago, has higher highs and lower lows than coaching. That’s not true, of course. It’s just Williams jaw-boning, as he often does. You want high highs and low lows?
Religion briefs
January 18, 2002
St. Margaret’s sets annual meeting First Christian offers PeaceWays Events slated at St. John’s Divorce support group to meet at St. John’s
Religion briefs
January 18, 2002
St. Margaret’s sets annual meeting First Christian offers PeaceWays Events slated at St. John’s Divorce support group to meet at St. John’s
Sound off
January 18, 2002
How do I know if Kansas University decides to cancel classes because of the weather? Class cancellations or changes on the Lawrence campus are announced one of these ways: by calling KU’s Inclement Weather Policy Line, 864-SNOW, or the KU Information Center, 864-3506; on the KU Web site, www.ku.edu; or through local media, including KANU-FM 91.5, KLWN-AM 1320, KLZR-FM 105.9, KJHK-FM 90.7 and Topeka and Kansas City radio and TV stations.
U.S. actions subdue India and Pakistan
January 18, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group India and Pakistan have found something on which to agree: This is not the moment to challenge the United States by escalating their long and nasty conflict into a shooting war. The two South Asian rivals have moved back from the brink to play for time while American bombs still fall nearby.
Kennedy foresaw special ops
January 18, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The conflict in Afghanistan is a new kind of war for the United States, one which President John F. Kennedy foresaw and which he thought was happening in Vietnam. The idea was to create a military force trained in more than military matters. They were expected to be able to fight, indoctrinate, provide medical care, and train local troops to fight primarily communist insurgents.
Faiths offer guidance to balance spending, spirituality
January 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Can you be materialistic and still be a spiritual person? Or does the desire to buy high-priced commodities a fancy car, a good bottle of wine, an expensive home dull the senses and lead one away from God?
1952 Jayhawks returning to KU for 50th reunion
January 18, 2002
A majority of the surviving members of the 1952 Kansas University basketball team that won the national title and had seven men on the victorious U.S. Olympic team will gather here the weekend of Feb. 2 for a 50th reunion.
Television returns to ‘Roots’
January 18, 2002
LeVar Burton hosts “Roots: Celebrating 25 Years” (7 p.m., NBC), a glance back at one of the most popular and important events in television programming. One hundred and thirty million Americans tuned into all or part of a multipart saga that aired on eight consecutive nights. The conclusion of “Roots” on Jan. 30, 1977, remains the third most-watched show of all time, behind only the “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas” and the series finale of “M*A*S*H*.”
Stocks rise as investors look for bargains
January 18, 2002
Bargain hunting propelled stocks sharply higher Thursday after better-than-expected results from Yahoo! renewed hopes that business might be improving after all. Analysts said investors were lured by lower stock prices, particularly in the tech sector, following Wednesday’s selloff. Wall Street also bet that Microsoft and IBM would issue bullish forecasts, but investors were disappointed when both companies indicated after regular trading ended that conditions remain difficult.
Heeding the Holocaust
Some Jews reluctant to reconcile with Germany
January 18, 2002
The question still roils the Jewish community: Is reconciliation with Germany possible or even desirable after the slaughter of 6 million? Some believe relations were poisoned forever by the Nazi’s campaign to wipe out Europe’s Jews. To them, “Never forget” means refusing to buy German products, travel to Germany or have anything to do with Germans.
Health risks have some Christians reluctant to share a common cup
January 18, 2002
The Bible says that, at the Last Supper, Jesus took the cup, gave thanks and passed it to his disciples. “Take and drink,” he said. Almost 2,000 years later, many Christians fearful of catching diseases at Holy Communion aren’t willing to partake.
High cost of ‘play’
January 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Where are we headed with the growing influx of violent video activities? Following the recent Christmas season, a local grandfather accompanied a 13-year-old grandson to a “video store.” The youngster with some of his Christmas money paid $49.95 for one of the latest seek, strike and destroy “games.”
Stop order targets Kansas trash
January 18, 2002
A California company kept dumping Kansas trash in Oklahoma on Thursday despite a state order, its chief executive said.
Army reservist dad heads off to active duty while wife stays home awaiting quads’ birth
January 18, 2002
Military policeman Pat Tetrick is off for active duty with his Army Reserve unit, leaving behind a wife awaiting arrival of their first children all four of them.
Lawsuit filed over Hutchinson natural gas leaks
January 18, 2002
Owners of the now-deserted Big Chief Mobile Home Park are seeking more than $12.5 million in damages against the past and present owners of the Yaggy gas storage field. A year ago, gas leaking from the field migrated through geological formations underneath the city and exploded to the surface through abandoned brine wells. The first blast destroyed two downtown businesses, and the second destroyed a mobile home at the Big Chief park, killing two elderly residents.
Reorganization brings new job titles on campus
Several top administrators affected; chancellor says moves should ‘make us more responsive and effective’
January 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Several top Kansas University officials will have new job titles under a reorganization plan approved by Chancellor Robert Hemenway. But their salaries and most of their jobs won’t change.
Briefly
January 18, 2002
Companies investigated DNA frees 100th inmate Bush eyes arctic drilling Mammal cells make ‘silk’
Diversion reached in KUAD case
Agreement involving former Williams Fund director needs judge’s signature for approval
January 18, 2002
By Mike Belt The former director of the Williams Educational Fund has entered a diversion agreement to avoid being tried on charges of making false writings. The diversion agreement document for Scott McMichael awaits the signature of Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone, who was in court late Thursday.
Bush signs bill to assist at-risk youths
January 18, 2002
President Bush signed legislation Thursday that expands programs for at-risk children, and said his fiscal 2003 budget would contain $505 million to encourage adoption, reunite troubled families and find mentors for those with parents in prison.
Eagles nip Lawrence - O-North girls 58, LHS 57
January 18, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team outscored Olathe North 31-16 in the final quarter in a narrow 58-57 loss on Thursday night. Cherrale Ricks scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards, while Josie Polk scored 17 for LHS, 3-8.
U.S. extends terror fight to Philippines
January 18, 2002
U.S. soldiers scouted out locations Thursday on Basilan island to train Filipino troops battling Muslim guerrillas, as the government pledged to go ahead with the military cooperation despite rising opposition.
Powell promises to rid Afghanistan of terrorists
January 18, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell, the most senior U.S. official to visit Afghanistan in 25 years, promised Thursday the United States would help rebuild the country and wipe out the “contamination” of terrorism.
Red Cross examines treatment of al-Qaida, Taliban prisoners
January 18, 2002
Four members of the International Committee of the Red Cross arrived Thursday to meet with U.S. officials and interview dozens of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners being held at this remote U.S. military outpost.
6News video report: Despite lack of funding, kids still get after school programs
January 18, 2002
Tina Terry reports on afterschool programs held by local churches.
Enron backed leaders of probe
January 18, 2002
Members of seven congressional committees investigating the collapse of Enron took more than $700,000 in campaign donations from the company over the past dozen years. Some have returned the money, but none has disqualified himself from the inquiry. Meanwhile, as scrutiny intensified for the collapse of the world’s largest energy trading company, Enron fired accounting firm Arthur Andersen on Thursday.
Legislators make trip to Manhattan
Universities’ research pitch wins key backing
January 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Despite tough economic times, state leaders Thursday endorsed a $115 million plan to help build research facilities at Kansas’ three largest public universities, saying the proposals focusing on medicine, food safety and aviation were vital to the state’s future and national security. “If we don’t invest now, we have failed to plan adequately for our future,” said state Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence.
Births
January 18, 2002
Geoff and Shawna Peterson, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday. John and You Lan Bribach, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
Sept. 11 chronicled in films
January 18, 2002
The morning of Sept. 11, filmmaker Etienne Sauret was on the streets of lower Manhattan documenting the horror of the World Trade Center attack.
LHS escapes with 60-51 win against Hi Park
January 18, 2002
By Robert Sinclair The opening game of the Topeka Invitational Tournament between Lawrence High and Topeka Highland Park had the feel of a finale. The Lions survived a frantic rally by the three-time defending tournament champion Scots (7-4), ranked fifth in Class 5A, in winning their seventh straight game, 60-51, in a first-round showdown Thursday afternoon at Topeka West High.
Top-ranked Duke decks No. 3 Maryland, 99-78
January 18, 2002
Jason Williams has had a lot of great games for No. 1 Duke. His output against Maryland on Thursday night was high on the list. The third-ranked Terrapins were unable to stop the All-American guard, who scored 34 points as the Blue Devils took over first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 99-78 victory.
Rezoning proposal aims to protect history-rich homes in western part of neighborhood
January 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Lawrence Historic Resources Commission Thursday night voted to “enthusiastically endorse and recommend” a rezoning proposal aimed at preserving historic houses in the western portion of Old West Lawrence. Residents of the area, which extends from Arkansas through Alabama streets and Sixth through Ninth streets, are asking that it be rezoned from duplex to single-family to prevent history-rich homes from being demolished and replaced with duplexes.
6News video report: Despite lack of funding, kids still get after school programs
January 18, 2002
Tina Terry reports on afterschool programs held by local churches.
Stop order targets Kansas trash
January 18, 2002
A California company kept dumping Kansas trash in Oklahoma on Thursday despite a state order, its chief executive said.
King ideals
January 18, 2002
To the editor: The strength of Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership was in his clarion call to all religions and races in our American society to rise up together to defeat injustice and the demeaning of the American dream of liberty and equality for all. It was under that banner that Jew and Gentile, people of every color and walk of life, could march together shoulder to shoulder down our American streets.
Thursday highlights
January 18, 2002
Highlights of Thursday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
January 18, 2002
LeVar Burton hosts “Roots: Celebrating 25 Years” (7 p.m., NBC), a glance back at one of the most popular and important events in television programming. One hundred and thirty million Americans tuned into all or part of a multipart saga that aired on eight consecutive nights. The conclusion of “Roots” on Jan. 30, 1977, remains the third most-watched show of all time, behind only the “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas” and the series finale of “M*A*S*H*.”
Perry Brien Ketchem
January 18, 2002
Services for Perry Brien Ketchem, 43, Meriden, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Meriden Cemetery. Mr. Ketchem died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, after a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Kansas Highway 4 and Kansas Highway 16 east of Valley Falls.
Life (inevitably) goes on
January 18, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Four months later, this is what normal looks like. People queuing up for tickets to a tragedy. The rain falls, cold and persistent, on a line that snakes halfway down the pier at the South Street Seaport. Men in baseball caps hunch their necks against the drizzle. Women seek shelter beneath their umbrellas. Waiting.
Red Cross examines treatment of al-Qaida, Taliban prisoners
January 18, 2002
Four members of the International Committee of the Red Cross arrived Thursday to meet with U.S. officials and interview dozens of al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners being held at this remote U.S. military outpost.
Commodities
January 18, 2002
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.76; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.18. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.79; corn, $1.88; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.18. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.79; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.18. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.20. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.91; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.23. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.91; milo, $1.89; soybeans, $4.23.
still up in the air
January 18, 2002
After reports that boy band ‘N Sync would appear in “Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones” followed by ones that they were out because of the fans’ violent reaction, the teen idols set the record straight at the People’s Choice Awards.
mailing
January 18, 2002
About 80 churches hope to win converts to Christianity by mailing 42,000 unsolicited copies of the film “Jesus” to every household in four Seattle-area ZIP codes.
Flyers extend winning streak to seven
January 18, 2002
The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t look past this game as much as they thought they did. John LeClair scored the go-ahead goal 2:02 into the third period, and the Flyers won their seventh straight, beating the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-3, on Thursday night.
Despite presence of Favre, look for Rams to outscore Packers
January 18, 2002
Yes, the Baltimore Ravens talk a good game as they enter the second round of the playoffs in defense of their NFL title. “These are the January Ravens,” Shannon Sharpe said after Baltimore dominated Miami in the wild-card round.
Health risks have some Christians reluctant to share a common cup
January 18, 2002
The Bible says that, at the Last Supper, Jesus took the cup, gave thanks and passed it to his disciples. “Take and drink,” he said. Almost 2,000 years later, many Christians fearful of catching diseases at Holy Communion aren’t willing to partake.
Oskaloosa boys tumble
January 18, 2002
Kelly Herkin scored 23 points to lead Pleasant Ridge to a 59-56 victory over Oskaloosa on Thursday in the losers’ bracket of the Tonganoxie Invitational boys basketball tournament.
s ready to founder
January 18, 2002
When discussing adolescence, why do you often focus your comments on parents? It’s the children who do crazy things.
Duncan skips court
January 18, 2002
By Mike Belt An arrest warrant was ordered Thursday for Kansas University running back Reggie Duncan when he failed to show up in Lawrence Municipal Court.
Eagles nip Lawrence - O-North girls 58, LHS 57
January 18, 2002
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team outscored Olathe North 31-16 in the final quarter in a narrow 58-57 loss on Thursday night. Cherrale Ricks scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards, while Josie Polk scored 17 for LHS, 3-8.
calling it quits
January 18, 2002
After nine seasons and countless conspiracies, “The X-Files” will finish its run on Fox at the end of this season, series creator Chris Carter says.
Briefs
January 18, 2002
Ozawkie resident killed in truck-van collision Soldier dies in Virginia after long illness
Area briefs
January 18, 2002
KU sets final exam County forum explores economic development Possible embezzlement investigated at credit union KU climbs in rankings of research universities
City Athelete of the week: Stephen Vinson, Lawrence High
January 18, 2002
On the heels of a 25-point, 12-assist performance against Shawnee Mission South, Vinson scored 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting with three three-pointers and added six assists and five steals in a 60-55 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest.
God vs. goods
Faiths offer guidance to balance spending, spirituality
January 18, 2002
By Jim Baker Can you be materialistic and still be a spiritual person? Or does the desire to buy high-priced commodities a fancy car, a good bottle of wine, an expensive home dull the senses and lead one away from God?
Thursday highlights
January 18, 2002
Highlights of Thursday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
U.S. actions subdue India and Pakistan
January 18, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group India and Pakistan have found something on which to agree: This is not the moment to challenge the United States by escalating their long and nasty conflict into a shooting war. The two South Asian rivals have moved back from the brink to play for time while American bombs still fall nearby.
City’s homeless census shows slight drop
January 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis City officials were expecting a new census to show an increase in the number of homeless people in Lawrence. But the results, released Thursday, showed a slight drop from 143 in 1998 to 134 in December. Not everybody thought the numbers were correct.
research pitch wins key backing
January 18, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Despite tough economic times, state leaders Thursday endorsed a $115 million plan to help build research facilities at Kansas’ three largest public universities, saying the proposals focusing on medicine, food safety and aviation were vital to the state’s future and national security. “If we don’t invest now, we have failed to plan adequately for our future,” said state Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence.
History lesson
January 18, 2002
To the editor: The recent Associated Press account of the swearing in of Nicaragua’s new president, Enrique Balanos, (Jan. 11) contains an inaccuracy.
No. 2 Tennessee cruises to 80-61 victory over No. 8 Gamecocks
January 18, 2002
A sold-out arena. A top-10 showdown. No matter where it was held, this was Tennessee’s kind of game. “If they had 900 people here tonight, I would’ve worried,” said Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, whose second-ranked Vols won their 26th straight over No. 8 South Carolina, 80-61 on Thursday night.
6News video: Get fit before hitting the slopes
January 18, 2002
Snow might tempt you to grab your skis and go out to hit the slopes. But before you do, make sure your body is ready to handle the added stresses and strains from skiing.
Prevention funds
January 18, 2002
Sixers spoil Hornets’ party
Charlotte officials announce plans to move to New Orleans
January 18, 2002
Baron Davis stood in front of his locker and shouted his opinion on the Charlotte Hornets’ planned move to New Orleans. “I ain’t answering any questions about the arena,” Davis yelled.
Vols coast past South Carolina
No. 2 Tennessee cruises to 80-61 victory over No. 8 Gamecocks
January 18, 2002
A sold-out arena. A top-10 showdown. No matter where it was held, this was Tennessee’s kind of game. “If they had 900 people here tonight, I would’ve worried,” said Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, whose second-ranked Vols won their 26th straight over No. 8 South Carolina, 80-61 on Thursday night.
KU search panels review dean applicants
January 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University should have two new deans selected by the end of the spring semester.
New baggage checks to create delays
January 18, 2002
For the millions of Americans who fly, patience will be at a premium today as the airlines begin a more intrusive and time-consuming check-in. Delays are inevitable as luggage is scrutinized even more closely for explosives. Travelers are being urged by the airlines to call before leaving home and ask what time they need to arrive; some airlines are advising customers to be there at least two hours early. And Continental Airlines said all bags must be checked at least a half-hour before flight time.
History lesson
January 18, 2002
Local briefs
January 18, 2002
KU students plan to attend anti-abortion rally in D.C. More than 90 Kansas University students will travel this weekend to Washington, D.C., for a large anti-abortion rally marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion, and the ruling continues to produce annual rallies in Washington. This is the third year KU students have made the trip, which is organized by the St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Students will attend a send-off Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, then board two charter buses. In Washington, the students will participate in the March for Life, a rally that includes demonstrations at the Capitol and the Washington Monument. They also plan to volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity AIDS Hospital. _______ Area: Accident east of Valley Falls turns fatal for 43-year-old Valley Falls A Meriden man was killed Wednesday night when a pickup truck he was driving struck an embankment and overturned just east of Valley Falls. Perry B. Ketchem, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Ketchem was driving a 1982 Toyota pickup truck westbound on Kansas Highway 16, the patrol said. At a “T” intersection with Kansas Highway 4, Ketchem failed to stop and hit a dirt embankment, causing the truck to overturn, the patrol said. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. _______ Crime: DeSoto murder trial ends in hung jury; retrial set DeSoto The first-degree murder trial of an Edwardsville man charged with killing a DeSoto woman ended Thursday in a hung jury. Jesse Guardado, 18, is scheduled to be retried on March 19. He is accused in the Sept. 4 slaying of 41-year-old Melanie Oliver, who was shot as she slept in her DeSoto home. Jurors deliberated eight hours over two days but remained deadlocked. Two other suspects also are charged. Juan Crutchfield, 22, DeSoto, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated battery, domestic battery and intimidating a witness. He was scheduled to be tried Monday, but the trial was continued to Feb. 4. Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., also is charged with first-degree murder. His trial was scheduled for Jan. 7 but was continued and has not been rescheduled. _______ Civil rights: King holiday events set Various events are scheduled the next few days to commemorate the legacy of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr: At 10:30 a.m. today, Janet Murguia, Kansas University executive vice chancellor for university relations, will be guest speaker at King Day ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. A commemorative march begins at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 W. 10th St. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, sponsored by Ecumenical Fellowship Inc., at the Kansas Union Ballroom at KU. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be a gospel musical for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. At 11:15 a.m. Monday, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and others will speak at the KU Lied Center at a King Day commemorative service.
Don’t rock child’s boat till he’s ready to founder
January 18, 2002
When discussing adolescence, why do you often focus your comments on parents? It’s the children who do crazy things.
Local briefs
January 18, 2002
KU students plan to attend anti-abortion rally in D.C. More than 90 Kansas University students will travel this weekend to Washington, D.C., for a large anti-abortion rally marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion, and the ruling continues to produce annual rallies in Washington. This is the third year KU students have made the trip, which is organized by the St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Students will attend a send-off Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, then board two charter buses. In Washington, the students will participate in the March for Life, a rally that includes demonstrations at the Capitol and the Washington Monument. They also plan to volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity AIDS Hospital. _______ Area: Accident east of Valley Falls turns fatal for 43-year-old Valley Falls A Meriden man was killed Wednesday night when a pickup truck he was driving struck an embankment and overturned just east of Valley Falls. Perry B. Ketchem, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Ketchem was driving a 1982 Toyota pickup truck westbound on Kansas Highway 16, the patrol said. At a “T” intersection with Kansas Highway 4, Ketchem failed to stop and hit a dirt embankment, causing the truck to overturn, the patrol said. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. _______ Crime: DeSoto murder trial ends in hung jury; retrial set DeSoto The first-degree murder trial of an Edwardsville man charged with killing a DeSoto woman ended Thursday in a hung jury. Jesse Guardado, 18, is scheduled to be retried on March 19. He is accused in the Sept. 4 slaying of 41-year-old Melanie Oliver, who was shot as she slept in her DeSoto home. Jurors deliberated eight hours over two days but remained deadlocked. Two other suspects also are charged. Juan Crutchfield, 22, DeSoto, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated battery, domestic battery and intimidating a witness. He was scheduled to be tried Monday, but the trial was continued to Feb. 4. Alfredo Arambula, 18, Kansas City, Kan., also is charged with first-degree murder. His trial was scheduled for Jan. 7 but was continued and has not been rescheduled. _______ Civil rights: King holiday events set Various events are scheduled the next few days to commemorate the legacy of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr: At 10:30 a.m. today, Janet Murguia, Kansas University executive vice chancellor for university relations, will be guest speaker at King Day ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. A commemorative march begins at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 W. 10th St. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, sponsored by Ecumenical Fellowship Inc., at the Kansas Union Ballroom at KU. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be a gospel musical for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. At 11:15 a.m. Monday, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and others will speak at the KU Lied Center at a King Day commemorative service.
January 18, 2002
J-W Editorials Where are we headed with the growing influx of violent video activities? Following the recent Christmas season, a local grandfather accompanied a 13-year-old grandson to a “video store.” The youngster with some of his Christmas money paid $49.95 for one of the latest seek, strike and destroy “games.”
U.S. worried Iran interfering against Afghan government
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 12:05 p.m.) The United States is worried that Iran may be backing Afghan fighters in an attempt to unsettle the U.N.-brokered government in Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy here said Friday.
Area briefs
January 18, 2002
KU sets final exam County forum explores economic development Possible embezzlement investigated at credit union KU climbs in rankings of research universities
Area athlete of the week: Larry Subelka, Oskaloosa
January 18, 2002
Subelka, ranked No. 4 in Class 3-2-1A, won the 189-pound weight class at the Tonganoxie Invitational to improve his record to 15-2.
Life (inevitably) goes on
January 18, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Four months later, this is what normal looks like. People queuing up for tickets to a tragedy. The rain falls, cold and persistent, on a line that snakes halfway down the pier at the South Street Seaport. Men in baseball caps hunch their necks against the drizzle. Women seek shelter beneath their umbrellas. Waiting.
McCarthy exhibit highlights tragedy
Museum show looks at life of Cold War icon
January 18, 2002
In the early 1950s, a supporter gave Sen. Joseph McCarthy a brush not to brush his teeth or to comb his hair but “To Brush off the Communists in Washington,” as it says on a piece of paper glued to it.
U.S. officials ask for help apprehending terror suspects
January 18, 2002
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Thursday released snippets of “martyrdom messages” videotaped by five al-Qaida members, asking for help in apprehending men who could be poised to commit terrorist attacks. “Because the statements on the tapes suggest future terrorist acts, specifically suicide attacks, we are asking for the public’s assistance in further identifying and locating the individuals on the tapes,” Ashcroft said at a news conference with FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Shoe bomb suspect enters innocent pleas to terrorism charges
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 12:08 p.m.) The man accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with bombs in his shoes pleaded innocent Friday to terrorism-related charges in federal court.
t affect Lions in tourney play
January 18, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High Lions’ win at the Topeka Invitational against Highland Park.
People
January 18, 2002
Giuliani not ruling out politics ‘Eight is Enough’ star’s death caused by overdose, coroner says Gov. Bush tours Travolta set
Historic Resources Commission backs Old West Lawrence plan
Rezoning proposal aims to protect history-rich homes in western part of neighborhood
January 18, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Lawrence Historic Resources Commission Thursday night voted to “enthusiastically endorse and recommend” a rezoning proposal aimed at preserving historic houses in the western portion of Old West Lawrence. Residents of the area, which extends from Arkansas through Alabama streets and Sixth through Ninth streets, are asking that it be rezoned from duplex to single-family to prevent history-rich homes from being demolished and replaced with duplexes.
Roberts touts technology
Senator says Sept. 11 provides unique research opportunities
January 18, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks did more than wound a nation and launch a war on terrorism it also spawned a new focus on technology, one that Lawrence-area researchers, entrepreneurs and companies should be sure to build upon, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Thursday. The attacks have raised interest in medicine, food safety and aviation, and that should open plenty of opportunities for winning research grants and their resulting commercial applications, said Roberts, R-Kan.
Ravens won’t steal one in Pittsburgh
Despite presence of Favre, look for Rams to outscore Packers
January 18, 2002
Yes, the Baltimore Ravens talk a good game as they enter the second round of the playoffs in defense of their NFL title. “These are the January Ravens,” Shannon Sharpe said after Baltimore dominated Miami in the wild-card round.
Bridges to be honored by Kansas
Former All-American making rare visit to fieldhouse
January 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Bill Bridges Rebounding Award is presented annually to Kansas University’s single-season leader in caroms. It is a much-sought-after piece of hardware, considering the premium coach Roy Williams places on board work.
Museum show looks at life of Cold War icon
January 18, 2002
In the early 1950s, a supporter gave Sen. Joseph McCarthy a brush not to brush his teeth or to comb his hair but “To Brush off the Communists in Washington,” as it says on a piece of paper glued to it.
Some stay behind in protest
January 18, 2002
Some said they had more pressing business. Others may have been protesting. Whatever their reasons, about 60 legislators skipped a trip Thursday to Manhattan to hear presentations from state officials and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts about proposed university research centers.
Stocks rise as investors look for bargains
January 18, 2002
Bargain hunting propelled stocks sharply higher Thursday after better-than-expected results from Yahoo! renewed hopes that business might be improving after all. Analysts said investors were lured by lower stock prices, particularly in the tech sector, following Wednesday’s selloff. Wall Street also bet that Microsoft and IBM would issue bullish forecasts, but investors were disappointed when both companies indicated after regular trading ended that conditions remain difficult.
Charlotte officials announce plans to move to New Orleans
January 18, 2002
Baron Davis stood in front of his locker and shouted his opinion on the Charlotte Hornets’ planned move to New Orleans. “I ain’t answering any questions about the arena,” Davis yelled.
Horoscopes
January 18, 2002
Have KU women hit bottom? Road may get rougher
January 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling No profession, Roy Williams uttered not too long ago, has higher highs and lower lows than coaching. That’s not true, of course. It’s just Williams jaw-boning, as he often does. You want high highs and low lows?
KU search panels review dean applicants
January 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University should have two new deans selected by the end of the spring semester.
1952 Jayhawks returning to KU for 50th reunion
January 18, 2002
A majority of the surviving members of the 1952 Kansas University basketball team that won the national title and had seven men on the victorious U.S. Olympic team will gather here the weekend of Feb. 2 for a 50th reunion.
Williams finds little time to savor win over OSU
January 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore How does a major college basketball coach like Roy Williams celebrate a big-time victory like Tuesday’s at No. 6-rated Oklahoma State?
Spirituality
January 18, 2002
Pastors invited to join MLK Jr. processional Presbyterians abandon plan for Olympics welcome center Philadelphia cardinal to lead anti-abortion effort
Spirituality
January 18, 2002
Pastors invited to join MLK Jr. processional Presbyterians abandon plan for Olympics welcome center Philadelphia cardinal to lead anti-abortion effort
Screeners file lawsuit
January 18, 2002
The new federal law requiring airport screeners to be U.S. citizens is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Thursday charges.
Perry Brien Ketchem
January 18, 2002
Prevention funds
January 18, 2002
To the editor: The money from Big Tobacco is not being spent on prevention in Kansas. It is being spent on state pork. The money from the tobacco settlement was promised by Kansas and other states to be spent on prevention.
Palestinian kills 6
January 18, 2002
A Palestinian gunman late Thursday walked into a banquet hall in northern Israel and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing six people and injuring 30 during a bat mitzvah, police said. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in more than a month.
Oskaloosa boys tumble
January 18, 2002
Kelly Herkin scored 23 points to lead Pleasant Ridge to a 59-56 victory over Oskaloosa on Thursday in the losers’ bracket of the Tonganoxie Invitational boys basketball tournament.
On the record
January 18, 2002
On the record
January 18, 2002
Law enforcement report Condition reports
NFL briefs
January 18, 2002
Faulk edges Warner for offensive award Kelly, Parcells, Modell among hall finalists
NFL briefs
January 18, 2002
Faulk edges Warner for offensive award Kelly, Parcells, Modell among hall finalists
Marie M. Montney
January 18, 2002
Funeral Mass for Marie M. Montney, 77, Garden City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Mrs. Montney died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City.
King ideals
January 18, 2002
Kimbrell support
January 18, 2002
To the editor: The Sunday article about Oread Inc. by Mark Fagan did not give accurate facts about David Kimbrell and the management team.
Duncan skips court; warrant ordered
January 18, 2002
By Mike Belt An arrest warrant was ordered Thursday for Kansas University running back Reggie Duncan when he failed to show up in Lawrence Municipal Court.
Briefcase
January 18, 2002
Walk-in payments on way out at KPS Housing construction posts gain for year Motion to cancel Payless stock filed
Briefcase
January 18, 2002
Walk-in payments on way out at KPS Housing construction posts gain for year Motion to cancel Payless stock filed
Daily ticker
January 18, 2002
Daily ticker
January 18, 2002
Dow Industrials +137.77, 9,850.04
Ask the Superintendent: Weseman discusses magnet schools
January 18, 2002
This week we’re handing off questions to Lawrence public schools superintendent, Randy Weseman, about the way local schools teach the basics.
Boy band’s role in ‘Star Wars’ still up in the air
January 18, 2002
After reports that boy band ‘N Sync would appear in “Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones” followed by ones that they were out because of the fans’ violent reaction, the teen idols set the record straight at the People’s Choice Awards.
Kmart shakes up upper management
January 18, 2002
Amid speculation Kmart Corp. could seek bankruptcy protection, the troubled retailer announced sweeping management changes Thursday and said it was continuing to review its finances. The company’s shares advanced 19 cents to $1.79 on news of the reshuffling.
Churches plan ‘Jesus’ mailing
January 18, 2002
About 80 churches hope to win converts to Christianity by mailing 42,000 unsolicited copies of the film “Jesus” to every household in four Seattle-area ZIP codes.
Testing mandates in education law worry legislators
January 18, 2002
Some legislators are criticizing a new federal education law because of its testing requirements, and a key lawmaker thinks it could cause the state to lower its standards.
Single mother beats odds to claim $50,000 in casino nickel-slot jackpot
January 18, 2002
A $50,000 nickel slot double jackpot hit this week is valid even though the casino didn’t know the machine was programmed to pay that much, the Missouri Gaming Commission said.
Lawmaker asks review of policies on taxation
Special exemptions raise questions
January 18, 2002
With legislators facing a decision on whether to raise taxes, Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley wants to try some old ideas from the late Gov. Joan Finney.
Kennedy foresaw special ops
January 18, 2002
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The conflict in Afghanistan is a new kind of war for the United States, one which President John F. Kennedy foresaw and which he thought was happening in Vietnam. The idea was to create a military force trained in more than military matters. They were expected to be able to fight, indoctrinate, provide medical care, and train local troops to fight primarily communist insurgents.
Kimbrell support
January 18, 2002
Foster-care agency’s new leader has eye trained on bottom line
January 18, 2002
The new leader of United Methodist Youthville says the 74-year-old foster-care agency must focus on the bottom line to avoid the financial troubles that led to its bankruptcy filing last year.
Marie M. Montney
January 18, 2002
Public services mark MLK Day
January 18, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
School finance appeal heard
Arguments conducted before 10th Circuit panel in Kansas case
January 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Court of Appeals judges Thursday were asked to decide whether the state of Kansas can be sued in federal court over a dispute about the state’s school finance law. The 10th Circuit case stems from a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita alleging the state’s formula for distributing aid to 304 public school districts discriminates against minority and disabled students.
Appeals court upholds dismissal of Axtell suit
Former basketball player sued Texas over release of academic records
January 18, 2002
Former Texas basketball player Luke Axtell lost his appeal Thursday of the dismissal of a lawsuit over the release of some his academic records after his suspension in 1998. Axtell, who later transferred to Kansas, had alleged he suffered mental anguish and public embarrassment and contempt with the release. He sought unspecified damages.
Seles, Williams win again
American standouts move into fourth round of Australian Open
January 18, 2002
Monica Seles overcame a slow start and the agile retrieving of Francesca Schiavone for a 6-4, 6-4 victory today that put her in the Australian Open’s fourth round.
X-Files’ calling it quits
January 18, 2002
After nine seasons and countless conspiracies, “The X-Files” will finish its run on Fox at the end of this season, series creator Chris Carter says.
Strong finish highlights Free State showing
January 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Talk about a rousing finish. Free State’s youthful 400 freestyle relay team won the final event and qualified for state in a five-team swim meet on Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Sept. 11 chronicled in films
January 18, 2002
The morning of Sept. 11, filmmaker Etienne Sauret was on the streets of lower Manhattan documenting the horror of the World Trade Center attack.
Seaman topples Firebirds
Free State endures 58-52 setback
January 18, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Topeka Seaman spoiled Free State High’s wish. On the brink of a rematch with cross-town rival Lawrence High, Free State folded late in the fourth quarter as the Vikings escaped with a 58-52 victory in the first round of the Topeka Invitational boys basketball tournament at Topeka West.
Top-ranked Duke decks No. 3 Maryland, 99-78
January 18, 2002
Jason Williams has had a lot of great games for No. 1 Duke. His output against Maryland on Thursday night was high on the list. The third-ranked Terrapins were unable to stop the All-American guard, who scored 34 points as the Blue Devils took over first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 99-78 victory.
Lions scoot past Scots
LHS escapes with 60-51 win against Hi Park
January 18, 2002
By Robert Sinclair The opening game of the Topeka Invitational Tournament between Lawrence High and Topeka Highland Park had the feel of a finale. The Lions survived a frantic rally by the three-time defending tournament champion Scots (7-4), ranked fifth in Class 5A, in winning their seventh straight game, 60-51, in a first-round showdown Thursday afternoon at Topeka West High.
U.S. officials ask for help apprehending terror suspects
January 18, 2002
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Thursday released snippets of “martyrdom messages” videotaped by five al-Qaida members, asking for help in apprehending men who could be poised to commit terrorist attacks. “Because the statements on the tapes suggest future terrorist acts, specifically suicide attacks, we are asking for the public’s assistance in further identifying and locating the individuals on the tapes,” Ashcroft said at a news conference with FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Flyers extend winning streak to seven
January 18, 2002
The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t look past this game as much as they thought they did. John LeClair scored the go-ahead goal 2:02 into the third period, and the Flyers won their seventh straight, beating the Atlanta Thrashers, 6-3, on Thursday night.
UCLA endures ‘nasty win’
No. 9 Bruins hang on for 82-79 victory over ASU
January 18, 2002
Billy Knight and Jason Kapono had seen enough close games to handle Arizona State’s late comeback. Knight had 21 points and Kapono scored five of his 20 over the final 39 seconds as No. 9 UCLA beat the Sun Devils 82-79 Thursday night, the Bruins’ 11th win in 12 games.
60 lawmakers skip trip to Manhattan session
Some stay behind in protest; others too busy
January 18, 2002
Some said they had more pressing business. Others may have been protesting. Whatever their reasons, about 60 legislators skipped a trip Thursday to Manhattan to hear presentations from state officials and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts about proposed university research centers.
People
January 18, 2002
Giuliani not ruling out politics ‘Eight is Enough’ star’s death caused by overdose, coroner says Gov. Bush tours Travolta set
New baggage checks to create delays
January 18, 2002
For the millions of Americans who fly, patience will be at a premium today as the airlines begin a more intrusive and time-consuming check-in. Delays are inevitable as luggage is scrutinized even more closely for explosives. Travelers are being urged by the airlines to call before leaving home and ask what time they need to arrive; some airlines are advising customers to be there at least two hours early. And Continental Airlines said all bags must be checked at least a half-hour before flight time.
Briefs
January 18, 2002
Ozawkie resident killed in truck-van collision Soldier dies in Virginia after long illness
s homeless census shows slight drop
January 18, 2002
By Joel Mathis City officials were expecting a new census to show an increase in the number of homeless people in Lawrence. But the results, released Thursday, showed a slight drop from 143 in 1998 to 134 in December. Not everybody thought the numbers were correct.
Palestinian kills 6
January 18, 2002
A Palestinian gunman late Thursday walked into a banquet hall in northern Israel and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing six people and injuring 30 during a bat mitzvah, police said. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in more than a month.
s signature for approval
January 18, 2002
By Mike Belt The former director of the Williams Educational Fund has entered a diversion agreement to avoid being tried on charges of making false writings. The diversion agreement document for Scott McMichael awaits the signature of Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone, who was in court late Thursday.
Arguments conducted before 10th Circuit panel in Kansas case
January 18, 2002
By Tim Carpenter U.S. Court of Appeals judges Thursday were asked to decide whether the state of Kansas can be sued in federal court over a dispute about the state’s school finance law. The 10th Circuit case stems from a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita alleging the state’s formula for distributing aid to 304 public school districts discriminates against minority and disabled students.
Several top administrators affected
January 18, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Several top Kansas University officials will have new job titles under a reorganization plan approved by Chancellor Robert Hemenway. But their salaries and most of their jobs won’t change.
Public services mark MLK Day
January 18, 2002
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On the street
January 18, 2002
Asked at Free State Brewery Is a tax increase inevitable in Kansas?
Lawsuit filed over Hutchinson natural gas leaks
January 18, 2002
Owners of the now-deserted Big Chief Mobile Home Park are seeking more than $12.5 million in damages against the past and present owners of the Yaggy gas storage field. A year ago, gas leaking from the field migrated through geological formations underneath the city and exploded to the surface through abandoned brine wells. The first blast destroyed two downtown businesses, and the second destroyed a mobile home at the Big Chief park, killing two elderly residents.
s new leader has eye trained on bottom line
January 18, 2002
The new leader of United Methodist Youthville says the 74-year-old foster-care agency must focus on the bottom line to avoid the financial troubles that led to its bankruptcy filing last year.
Special exemptions raise questions
January 18, 2002
With legislators facing a decision on whether to raise taxes, Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley wants to try some old ideas from the late Gov. Joan Finney.
Single mother beats odds to claim $50,000 in casino nickel-slot jackpot
January 18, 2002
A $50,000 nickel slot double jackpot hit this week is valid even though the casino didn’t know the machine was programmed to pay that much, the Missouri Gaming Commission said.
Testing mandates in education law worry legislators
January 18, 2002
Some legislators are criticizing a new federal education law because of its testing requirements, and a key lawmaker thinks it could cause the state to lower its standards.
Bush signs bill to assist at-risk youths
January 18, 2002
President Bush signed legislation Thursday that expands programs for at-risk children, and said his fiscal 2003 budget would contain $505 million to encourage adoption, reunite troubled families and find mentors for those with parents in prison.
Kmart shakes up upper management
January 18, 2002
Amid speculation Kmart Corp. could seek bankruptcy protection, the troubled retailer announced sweeping management changes Thursday and said it was continuing to review its finances. The company’s shares advanced 19 cents to $1.79 on news of the reshuffling.
Senator says Sept. 11 provides unique research opportunities
January 18, 2002
By Mark Fagan The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks did more than wound a nation and launch a war on terrorism it also spawned a new focus on technology, one that Lawrence-area researchers, entrepreneurs and companies should be sure to build upon, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts said Thursday. The attacks have raised interest in medicine, food safety and aviation, and that should open plenty of opportunities for winning research grants and their resulting commercial applications, said Roberts, R-Kan.
Powell promises to rid Afghanistan of terrorists
January 18, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell, the most senior U.S. official to visit Afghanistan in 25 years, promised Thursday the United States would help rebuild the country and wipe out the “contamination” of terrorism.
U.S. extends terror fight to Philippines
January 18, 2002
U.S. soldiers scouted out locations Thursday on Basilan island to train Filipino troops battling Muslim guerrillas, as the government pledged to go ahead with the military cooperation despite rising opposition.
Israel jets strike Palestinian headquarters
January 18, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 7:13 a.m.) Israeli F-16 warplanes destroyed a Palestinian Authority compound in a West Bank town Friday, and tanks tightened their ring around Yasser Arafat to an unprecedented degree reprisals for an attack on a Jewish confirmation party that left six celebrants and the Palestinian gunman dead.
New airline baggage screenings not yet causing unusual delays
January 18, 2002
(Updated Friday at 12:13 p.m.) Airlines began new baggage screening techniques at the nation’s airports Friday morning, but passengers who showed up fearing the worst encountered few delays.
Strong finish highlights Free State showing
January 18, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Talk about a rousing finish. Free State’s youthful 400 freestyle relay team won the final event and qualified for state in a five-team swim meet on Thursday afternoon at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
City Athelete of the week: Stephen Vinson, Lawrence High
January 18, 2002
On the heels of a 25-point, 12-assist performance against Shawnee Mission South, Vinson scored 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting with three three-pointers and added six assists and five steals in a 60-55 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest.
6Sports video report: Firebirds in close loss to Seaman
January 18, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State Firebirds’ loss to Seaman in the Topeka Invitational.
Headline News Lawrence - video report
January 18, 2002
Funds drained from local Red Cross chapter 3 Rs series wraps up
No. 9 Bruins hang on for 82-79 victory over ASU
January 18, 2002
Billy Knight and Jason Kapono had seen enough close games to handle Arizona State’s late comeback. Knight had 21 points and Kapono scored five of his 20 over the final 39 seconds as No. 9 UCLA beat the Sun Devils 82-79 Thursday night, the Bruins’ 11th win in 12 games.
American standouts move into fourth round of Australian Open
January 18, 2002
Monica Seles overcame a slow start and the agile retrieving of Francesca Schiavone for a 6-4, 6-4 victory today that put her in the Australian Open’s fourth round.
Ask the Superintendent: Weseman discusses magnet schools
January 18, 2002
This week we’re handing off questions to Lawrence public schools superintendent, Randy Weseman, about the way local schools teach the basics.
Area athlete of the week: Larry Subelka, Oskaloosa
January 18, 2002
Subelka, ranked No. 4 in Class 3-2-1A, won the 189-pound weight class at the Tonganoxie Invitational to improve his record to 15-2.
Screeners file lawsuit
January 18, 2002
The new federal law requiring airport screeners to be U.S. citizens is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Thursday charges.
Some Jews reluctant to reconcile with Germany
January 18, 2002
The question still roils the Jewish community: Is reconciliation with Germany possible or even desirable after the slaughter of 6 million? Some believe relations were poisoned forever by the Nazi’s campaign to wipe out Europe’s Jews. To them, “Never forget” means refusing to buy German products, travel to Germany or have anything to do with Germans.
Former basketball player sued Texas over release of academic records
January 18, 2002
Former Texas basketball player Luke Axtell lost his appeal Thursday of the dismissal of a lawsuit over the release of some his academic records after his suspension in 1998. Axtell, who later transferred to Kansas, had alleged he suffered mental anguish and public embarrassment and contempt with the release. He sought unspecified damages.
Briefly
January 18, 2002
Senate office opening delayed Smallpox stance reversed
Briefly
January 18, 2002
Senate office opening delayed Smallpox stance reversed
6Sports video report: Firebirds in close loss to Seaman
January 18, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State Firebirds’ loss to Seaman in the Topeka Invitational.
6Sports video report: Early game didn’t affect Lions in tourney play
January 18, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Lawrence High Lions’ win at the Topeka Invitational against Highland Park.