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Rumsfeld defends treatment of terrorist suspects
January 20, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 3:52 p.m.) Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Sunday defended the idea of trying terrorist suspects by military tribunal after a week of rising international concern over how prisoners from Afghanistan and beyond are being treated.
Two Marines killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
January 20, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:47 a.m.) Two U.S. Marines died Sunday and five others were injured when their helicopter crashed in a rugged mountain region while on a resupply mission.
Bookstore
January 20, 2002
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Rare textiles being shown at KU gallery KU theater department offers children’s classes Unusual exhibit taps into technology
India reasserts its distrust of Pakistan
U.S. secretary of state leaves region, but visit doesn’t heal deep divide
January 20, 2002
Despite a visit by Secretary of State Colin Powell, India showed little sign Saturday of changing its tone toward Pakistan, saying its distrust of its rival runs too deep for conciliatory gestures.
Franchise frenzy hits Hollywood in 2002
Sequels, spinoffs and updates seem to guarantee big-screen success
January 20, 2002
Hollywood continues to borrow the business plan from the fast-food industry, whose three guiding words are franchise, franchise, franchise.
Donald Alan Miller
January 20, 2002
Survey finds few businesses offer paid King holiday
January 20, 2002
While post offices, many schools and the New York Stock Exchange will close for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, it will be business as usual for most companies. Just a quarter of workplaces offer a paid holiday on Monday, according to a survey of 448 employers by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., a Washington-based publishing company that researches business trends.
Strategies exist for company to return to good graces
January 20, 2002
Clearly, in the pinched language of damage control, “mistakes were made.” Now comes the time for Enron’s executives and the accounting firm that allowed its creative bookkeeping to explain sudden bankruptcy, wiped-out retirement savings, shredded documents.
Disability benefits not considered marital property in most states
January 20, 2002
Q: My husband suffered a stroke and was unable to work for the last year of our marriage. I have always worked outside the home, and supported the family during his rehabilitation from my income and by borrowing from my retirement plan. We have one child, now 13. After rehabilitation, he was still unable to work, began drinking and became abusive, and we separated. Before we divorced, I helped him make claims on two disability insurance policies, one that was paid for from our income and the other that was provided by his employer. As of the time of our divorce, he had just begun receiving payments (totaling $3,500 monthly), and got a lump sum for back payments after the divorce (nearly $40,000). I am receiving child support based on his disability income, and we divided our other property. Am I entitled to a part of the back payments as property settlement since we paid for the policy from our joint earnings and since I supported the family while waiting for these policies to begin paying off?
Ongoing Enron debacle highlights need for systemic changes
January 20, 2002
As one congressional aide put it, the Enron debacle is the “perfect storm” a catastrophic mix of all the worst in business, government and politics. Following the biggest bankruptcy in history, the revelations just keep coming.
Jayhawks winning despite faults
January 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Do statistics lie? In the case of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, a few do. Take a close look at KU’s stats and you’ll see the Jayhawks have committed only two fewer turnovers than their opponents. That’s a surprising number for a team with 15 wins in 17 starts. Giveaways are usually indicative of a team with woes.
NFC: Rams know all about Favre
St. Louis wary of Green Bay quarterback’s knack for winning
January 20, 2002
OK, OK. So the Rams average more than 31 points a game, they have the league’s most valuable player and its best offensive performer and they’re playing at home on turf, exactly the elements for which they are built.
History teaches even Enron can weather scandal’s fury
Strategies exist for company to return to good graces
January 20, 2002
Clearly, in the pinched language of damage control, “mistakes were made.” Now comes the time for Enron’s executives and the accounting firm that allowed its creative bookkeeping to explain sudden bankruptcy, wiped-out retirement savings, shredded documents.
The Motley Fool
January 20, 2002
Last week’s answer Travel tips It can go even lower Welcome, euro!
Protests counter clinic’s free abortions
January 20, 2002
Wichita doctor George Tiller told supporters gathered at his clinic Saturday morning that abortion rights are fragile, as he marked the 29th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade court decision by performing first-trimester abortions for free.
Make a case for a productive weekend
January 20, 2002
By Carol Boncella When we outgrow the notion that a board plunked atop a couple cinder blocks is “furniture,” we’re ready for a bookcase with permanence and style.
NBA Roundup: Lakers spank Spurs
Big fourth quarter boosts Los Angeles
January 20, 2002
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich thought he needed to remind his players of a simple rule. “You have to play for 48 minutes,” Popovich said. “We had two periods where we did that to start the game, but we didn’t compete for 48 minutes.”
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Sculptor re-creates nature’s curves in her works Your Valentine stories could win a night out Arts commission seeks downtown sculptures KU art professor profiled in Fiberarts Lawrence sculptor creating monument to Eisenhower
Business briefs
January 20, 2002
HINU women fall
January 20, 2002
William Jewell toppled Haskell Indian Nations University, 80-63, in women’s college basketball on Saturday. Junior guard Kateri Schaaf scored 18 points to lead HINU’s balanced offense.
Briefcase
January 20, 2002
Employers plan to hire more than fire through year Coffee: High-priced joe triggers upgrades from below Motley Fool: Name that company
Briefcase
January 20, 2002
Employers plan to hire more than fire through year Coffee: High-priced joe triggers upgrades from below Motley Fool: Name that company
Bookstore
January 20, 2002
Hardcover fiction 1. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham
s Murphy Hall
January 20, 2002
Jason Roland Smith, a recording artist and award-winning tuba player, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room 130 in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
Anglers find crappie hot spot at Clinton
January 20, 2002
By Ned Kehde Winter crappie fishing at Clinton Lake commenced in early January, nearly a month behind its traditional schedule. Balmy late fall weather kept the water temperature unseasonably warm and the crappie scattered in small schools in a variety of wooded lairs in 10 to 20 feet of water.
Baltimore confident going into Pittsburgh
January 20, 2002
The road to the Super Bowl has been an express lane to victory for the Baltimore Ravens, one in which no stop is a final stop and every field becomes their home field. Even now, heading into today’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers the AFC’s top-seeded team, the NFL’s No. 1 defense and the champion of their division the Ravens feel neither trepidation nor nagging fear of defeat.
s ride
January 20, 2002
They buy SUVs, Camrys and Beemers today, but what will baby boomers be driving in retirement? Not the Buicks and Cadillacs their parents have proudly driven. More likely an updated SUV, or perhaps a car still to be made and marketed that their children or grandchildren will be driving.
s budget guru
January 20, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group This is a Milius moment, and the tragedy is that we no longer have Peter Milius to walk us through it. Milius, a reporter, editor and, most recently, editorial writer at The Washington Post, died much too young on Jan. 10, just as the latest round of the budget debate, which he had no peer at deciphering, was getting under way.
Painter taps imagination, pop art for inspiration
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence artist John Geery began painting slightly more than 10 years ago, and already he is showing his acrylic works in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.
Urban sprawl has public health consequences, experts say
January 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis A new health report draws a direct link between urban sprawl and midriff bulge. If the scientists’ conclusions are on the mark, expect the waistlines of Lawrence residents to expand with the city limits. And get ready for more cases of diabetes and heart disease.
People
January 20, 2002
Hizzoner tires of Rudy-worship Show me the Walk of Fame Subway ride from hell Piano Man in harmony on tour
Kansas not alone in financial struggle
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Falling revenue, increasing costs, the threat of tax increases and cuts in essential services. Sound familiar? It should. Kansas is in one of its worst state budget messes in decades and Gov. Bill Graves and the Legislature are fighting over ways to fix it.
Retiring baby boomers dis daddy’s ride
January 20, 2002
They buy SUVs, Camrys and Beemers today, but what will baby boomers be driving in retirement? Not the Buicks and Cadillacs their parents have proudly driven. More likely an updated SUV, or perhaps a car still to be made and marketed that their children or grandchildren will be driving.
Disability benefits not considered marital property in most states
January 20, 2002
Public joins critics in their praise for writer-director-actor Billy Bob Thornton
January 20, 2002
Billy Bob Thornton points out that his notoriety exceeds his clout in Hollywood, a place he finds bemusing, benumbing and generally at odds with the sort of work he wants to do. “There’s a real common misconception that I’m like a big deal. I’m really not,” Thornton said.
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Nordic Choir coming to Topeka church ‘Prairie’ documentary slated at Haskell Graphic designer to talk at Spencer art museum Country acts line up for Manhattan festival
Gooden warms up, burns Sooners
January 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Getting down and dirty against Oklahoma is not Drew Gooden’s idea of a good time. “I don’t like those kind of games,” Gooden said after scoring four points in the first half, then exploding for 15 in the second half of Kansas’ 74-67 victory over physical, defensive-minded Oklahoma on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Langford fired up for Sooners
January 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Keith Langford didn’t need a pep talk before Saturday’s game against Oklahoma. “This game was big to begin with. Playing Oklahoma gave it that extra oomph,” said Langford, KU’s 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Fort Worth, Texas.
s home
January 20, 2002
A Lawrence woman was unharmed when the attic of her one-and-a-half story house in the 800 block of Connecticut Street caught fire Saturday night. At center, the woman, who declined to give her name, seeks comfort from her neighbors while the rear of her house burns in the background. Faulty electrical wiring caused the blaze, which broke out about 5:42 p.m. and was contained to the attic and roof, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Battalion Chief Rob Kort said. Those areas sustained heavy fire damage, Kort said, and water and smoke damaged the home’s second level. The woman was displaced from her home, and the Red Cross was called to help make arrangements for shelter. No damage estimate was available late Saturday.
Ray Bradbury returns to his roots with new books, stories
January 20, 2002
He is 81 now and, slowed by a stroke, sometimes uses a wheelchair to navigate the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles, the adopted hometown Ray Bradbury fell in love with on the day actress Jean Harlow gave him a kiss.
s passion a successful pastime
January 20, 2002
By Bill Snead When Paige Wagner was 5 years old, her parents took a family trail ride while vacationing in Wyoming. It was the girl’s first time in the saddle, and as horse rides go it was pretty ordinary.
Wrong road
January 20, 2002
To the editor: The article in the Jan. 13 J-W dealing with the planning commission ignoring Horizon 2020 policies encouraged me to write this letter.
Two Marines killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
January 20, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 9:47 a.m.) Two U.S. Marines died Sunday and five others were injured when their helicopter crashed in a rugged mountain region while on a resupply mission.
Briefly
January 20, 2002
BARCELONA: Two al-Qaida suspects arrested by Spanish police Saudi Arabia: Report: Saudi terror suspect suffered mental pressure LONDON: Bomb threat forces jet to make emergency landing Saudi Arabia: Preacher lauded by al-Qaida dies of heart attack at 77 Cuba: Prisoner injures guard in scuffle at Guantanamo
KU professor wants to spread the word about black authors
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles As a youngster growing up in Independence, Kan., John Edgar Tidwell studied Kansas history and read books by America’s great writers.
Congress turns eyes to elections
January 20, 2002
Lawmakers this week return to Capitol Hill for what is expected to be a bruising legislative session dominated not only by critical issues such as the sluggish economy and the war on terrorism but also the upcoming November midterm elections.
Health insurance not always the answer
January 20, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group On the surface, this sounds like just another horror story from the annals of the uninsured. A young woman in dire need of medical care maxes out her credit cards, cashes her husband’s 401(k), re-mortgages her home, places a lien on her family and future.
Canadian recording artists known for their harmonies
January 20, 2002
A band that takes its name from a town in Saskatchewan will perform a rousing concert of harmonies and melodies at the Lied Center.
Mother-daughter team creates life with per-mach
January 20, 2002
Norton Norton artists Ruby Meyer and Melissa Nelson have mastered the art of using newsprint and glue to put a comical spin on life. “I don’t know which came first, birth or art,” Nelson said about being part of a mother-daughter artist duo.
Area Briefs
January 20, 2002
Derailment closes highway Euthanasia drug among items taken from veterinary clinic Suspect leaves artificial leg behind during KC robbery
Area Briefs
January 20, 2002
Derailment closes highway Euthanasia drug among items taken from veterinary clinic Suspect leaves artificial leg behind during KC robbery
Sculpture insults everyone
January 20, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It was late on the afternoon of Sept. 11. The towers were down, the firefighters in retreat. That’s when one of them, Dan McWilliams, saw the flag. An American flag, attached to a broken pole, lying among the debris in the nearby marina. He picked it up and started back toward Ground Zero.
Horoscopes
January 20, 2002
s latest target is Palestinian broadcasting center
January 20, 2002
Israeli soldiers blew up the five-story headquarters of a television and radio network Saturday, the latest in a series of retaliatory attacks on the infrastructure of the crumbling Palestinian Authority.
300,000 flee erupting volcano
January 20, 2002
Bright red lava shot into the air Saturday from what appeared to be a new volcanic cone in eastern Congo, sending a new wave of molten rock into the devastated center of Goma, slicing the city in half, killing at least 40 and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.
s exaggerations are coming home
January 20, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Images of farmers pushing gigantic tomatoes in a wheelbarrow, fishermen scrambling to avoid monstrous pike and President Taft surrounded by corn and potatoes as large as railway cars were created here.
Brashear wins two fights, scores in 3-0 victory over Leafs
January 20, 2002
After losing two fights to Donald Brashear, Tie Domi praised Brashear for not gloating. Brashear also scored as Philadelphia beat Toronto 3-0 on Saturday night for the Flyers’ season-high eighth straight victory.
s White, FSHS soph tapped for awards
January 20, 2002
Kansas University senior women’s basketball player Nikki White and Free State High sophomore Mary Owen have been tapped to receive awards at the Galyan’s Women’s Sports Awards Celebration next month.
Living in a fantasy world
Ray Bradbury returns to his roots with new books, stories
January 20, 2002
He is 81 now and, slowed by a stroke, sometimes uses a wheelchair to navigate the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles, the adopted hometown Ray Bradbury fell in love with on the day actress Jean Harlow gave him a kiss.
Outcast finds following in Hollywood
Public joins critics in their praise for writer-director-actor Billy Bob Thornton
January 20, 2002
Billy Bob Thornton points out that his notoriety exceeds his clout in Hollywood, a place he finds bemusing, benumbing and generally at odds with the sort of work he wants to do. “There’s a real common misconception that I’m like a big deal. I’m really not,” Thornton said.
Kandahar airport in Army’s hands
101st Airborne Division takes reins of key U.S. base in Afghanistan
January 20, 2002
Bent under the weight of backpacks, M-16s and rocket launchers, U.S. Marines on Saturday took flights out of Afghanistan, after handing over to the Army the military base they set up in the Taliban heartland.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: Kansas’ Langford fired up for Sooners
January 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Keith Langford didn’t need a pep talk before Saturday’s game against Oklahoma. “This game was big to begin with. Playing Oklahoma gave it that extra oomph,” said Langford, KU’s 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Fort Worth, Texas.
Education investment
January 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Failing to invest in higher education could be exactly the wrong course to take during tight economic times. The budget revisions proposed by Gov. Bill Graves in his State of the State address may have been a step in the right direction for the schools overseen by the Kansas Board of Regents, but that doesn’t mean Kansas University officials aren’t still concerned.
make lasting impression
January 20, 2002
By Roger Martin January’s a good month to ponder movies. John Tibbetts, associate professor of theater and film at Kansas University, is right now putting together his list of the best and worst films of 2001 for the Kansas City Film Critics Circle awards.
Artsy rock group releases anthology of songs
January 20, 2002
Kitschy, that’s one that always rankles. Zany. Wacky. Disposable. Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider are going through the list of words used to describe the B-52’s over the years.
KU professor wants to spread the word about black authors
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles As a youngster growing up in Independence, Kan., John Edgar Tidwell studied Kansas history and read books by America’s great writers.
Sound off
January 20, 2002
I work at Kansas University and I never got to vote on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield issue, nor do I know anybody who did. Can you tell me why that is? KU is self-insured and therefore not a policyholder of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, according to Graham Bailey, a spokesman for the insurance company. Blue Cross does administer the plan, but that is different from being a policyholder. Only policyholders were eligible to vote on the deal.
NFC: Eagles oust Bears, 33-19
January 20, 2002
Donovan McNabb scrambled, ducked and used his quick feet to elude the Chicago Bears, turning his homecoming into a celebration for the Philadelphia Eagles. “This is a feeling right now I somewhat can’t explain,” McNabb said Saturday after maneuvering the Eagles past the Bears 33-19, earning Philadelphia a trip to the NFC championship game.
s knack for winning
January 20, 2002
OK, OK. So the Rams average more than 31 points a game, they have the league’s most valuable player and its best offensive performer and they’re playing at home on turf, exactly the elements for which they are built.
Trend points to deeper problems
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sarah Coleman’s impulse to run away started when she was 6 years old. That’s when she climbed out her second-story bedroom window to escape the Lawrence home where she says her mother used drugs and locked up her and her two younger brothers, leaving them alone for hours at a time.
s free abortions
January 20, 2002
Wichita doctor George Tiller told supporters gathered at his clinic Saturday morning that abortion rights are fragile, as he marked the 29th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade court decision by performing first-trimester abortions for free.
Jayhawks win every swimming event in rout of Huskers
January 20, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s swimming and diving team won every swimming event in a 185-94 rout of Nebraska in a dual Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. “We had a complete turnaround from the race against Texas A&M,” KU coach Cathy Burgess said. “It was a big accomplishment for us to take a loss and be able to come back with a positive attitude and get a win.”
Mourners attend funeral for Carter aide
January 20, 2002
Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance was remembered as an old fashioned patriot, a peacemaker and a humanitarian Saturday as dignitaries representing at least six presidential administrations mourned at his funeral.
Vacation deals offered in treehouses, igloos, caves and under the sea
January 20, 2002
Ever dream of sleeping under the sea? Or reliving your childhood up in a tree? How about a fantastical winter wedding in an elaborate igloo? Or spending a week as lighthouse keepers?
Expecting Models deliver fashion reality
January 20, 2002
Expecting Models founder Liza Elliott has been there, done that. She’s a wife, a working mother, a tenacious promoter and a fashion-industry insider.
String quartet pairs with pianist for concert
January 20, 2002
The Rossetti String Quartet and pianist Katia Skanavi will perform “The French Connection, Part II” at 8 p.m. Saturday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.
Flyers GM: Lindros trade now official
January 20, 2002
With the passing of the New York Rangers’ 50th game of the season, the Eric Lindros trade is complete. There had been some disagreement between New York and Philadelphia regarding a 2003 third-round draft pick, due to the Rangers if Lindros sustained a season-ending head injury before a certain amount of games played.
Play produces tangle of entertaining lies
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Remember that old saying that goes something like, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive.” In the case of Marc Camoletti’s play “Don’t Dress For Dinner,” the web of lies is one audience members don’t mind getting caught up in.
t really matter anymore
January 20, 2002
No, your televisions aren’t shrinking, it’s the sports broadcasters who have gotten small. Are there any TV sportcasters who matter anymore, who produce anything more than highlight yelps and smarmy ad campaigns? Whose words have meaning, who shape the national discourse, who dare to make the established powers feel uncomfortable?
Big 12 Roundup: Texas Tech topples No. 6 Okie State
January 20, 2002
Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton saw something familiar in Bob Knight’s Texas Tech team. Andre Emmett scored a career-high 32 points as the Red Raiders got their biggest win under Knight, 94-70 over the sixth-ranked Cowboys on Saturday.
Canadian recording artists known for their harmonies
January 20, 2002
A band that takes its name from a town in Saskatchewan will perform a rousing concert of harmonies and melodies at the Lied Center.
Viewing tower popular
January 20, 2002
As Rick Dykstra of Junction City rode across the Milford Reservoir dam recently, he noticed what appeared to be a group of turkey vultures circling high overhead. Upon a closer look, however, he realized they were bald eagles.
America refuses comment
January 20, 2002
Despite China’s fury about listening devices it said were found on its leader’s new jet, President Bush was still planning to visit Beijing next month, U.S. officials said Saturday.
s 1st year not short on challenges
January 20, 2002
Friends notice more gray in his hair and more confidence in his voice. Few people call him an isolationist anymore. Fewer still question whether he’s up to the job. War and recession transformed the Bush presidency and some say George W. Bush himself since he swore the oath of office Jan. 20, 2001.
While some city schools have mastered the fundamentals, others lag behind
January 20, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman likes what he sees at Wakarusa Valley, New York and Hillcrest schools. Those three elementary schools have found ways to help students excel on state standardized tests in reading, writing and math. Their programs are models for how to achieve success year after year.
League of Women Voters outlines agenda
January 20, 2002
By Joy Ludwig More than 20 people raised concerns about affordable housing, health care, homelessness and other community issues during the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County.
Research shows high drug prices key to rising health-care expenses
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas officials have been citing the growing number of people receiving state assistance for health care as one of the chief reasons that the budget is out of whack. But statistics unveiled the first week of the 2002 legislative session show that while the number of people under Medicaid is increasing, it is the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs that is most driving up health-care costs.
Look to the future
January 20, 2002
To the editor: The thought of 9-11 has become painful history. This country responded appropriately and exacted retribution for this despicable, cowardly act of madmen, to ensure such acts of murder and terrorism never happen again, anywhere, to any country.
Lawrence High claims Topeka Invitational
January 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If Lawrence High keeps it up, the Lions might get to celebrate another championship in a couple of months. The tournament-tested Lions used a surge late in the third quarter and smothering defense down the stretch to thwart Kansas City Washington, 53-50, in the Topeka Invitational boys basketball final on Saturday night at Topeka West.
Topeka West comes back to trip FSHS
January 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus For a basketball team that thought it had turned the corner, Free State High hit another pothole on its road to recovery. The Firebirds, who snapped a five-game losing streak less than 24 hours earlier, squandered a 17-point lead on Saturday and lost, 61-60, to Topeka West in the fifth-place consolation game of the Topeka Invitational.
Ottawa men drop McPherson
January 20, 2002
Tony Porter collected 21 points and 12 rebounds and Chris McNaughton added 14 points as Ottawa beat McPherson, 74-63, in college men’s basketball on Saturday. Ottawa hit 20 of 30 free throws to McPherson’s six of eight and OU had 40 rebounds to McPherson’s 30.
Retirement at 62 possible sometimes
January 20, 2002
Q: I am 62 years old and divorced. My ex-husband and I were married 20 years, and I’ve only been working outside the home a few years because I stayed home with our children. Can I draw Social Security at 62? How will Social Security figure my benefits? A: You can retire at 62 under at least three scenarios: If you will be drawing on your former husband’s account and he is currently receiving retirement benefits, you can receive benefits.
Top 25 Women: OSU cools off No. 9 K-State, 68-60
January 20, 2002
Trisha Skibbe had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Oklahoma State outscored No. 9 Kansas State 9-3 in the final 1:32 for a stunning 68-60 victory Saturday night. Chantoya Hawkins added 18 points, and Tari Cummings had 13 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-8, 2-3 Big 12), which was coming off two games in which it shot 33 percent or worse, but made the shots when it counted against Kansas State.
Annette Leach
January 20, 2002
Holton Services for Annette Leach, 66, Holton, formerly of Lecompton, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery near Soldier. Mrs. Leach died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the Holton Community Hospital of peritoneal cancer.
Briefly
January 20, 2002
LOS ANGELES: Scandal-tainted officer has firing overturned NEW YORK: Student arraigned in high school shooting Tennessee: Klansmen’s rally met by diversity festival New Jersey: Meeting site moved after abortion outcry Virginia: Services honor slain law student
Ongoing Enron debacle highlights need for systemic changes
January 20, 2002
As one congressional aide put it, the Enron debacle is the “perfect storm” a catastrophic mix of all the worst in business, government and politics. Following the biggest bankruptcy in history, the revelations just keep coming.
Play produces tangle of entertaining lies
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Remember that old saying that goes something like, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive.” In the case of Marc Camoletti’s play “Don’t Dress For Dinner,” the web of lies is one audience members don’t mind getting caught up in.
Israel’s latest target is Palestinian broadcasting center
January 20, 2002
Israeli soldiers blew up the five-story headquarters of a television and radio network Saturday, the latest in a series of retaliatory attacks on the infrastructure of the crumbling Palestinian Authority.
Urban sprawl has public health consequences, experts say
January 20, 2002
By Joel Mathis A new health report draws a direct link between urban sprawl and midriff bulge. If the scientists’ conclusions are on the mark, expect the waistlines of Lawrence residents to expand with the city limits. And get ready for more cases of diabetes and heart disease.
Octogenarian proves to be a prolific writer
January 20, 2002
Here are some of Ray Bradbury’s best-known works.
Postcards over the edge
Ottawa photographer’s exaggerations are coming home
January 20, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Images of farmers pushing gigantic tomatoes in a wheelbarrow, fishermen scrambling to avoid monstrous pike and President Taft surrounded by corn and potatoes as large as railway cars were created here.
Author weaves religious allegory into his modern-day fable
January 20, 2002
When a woman enters the life of a man content to live alone in a tin house on a barren plain, the prevailing wind is forever altered in Magnus Mills’ modest fable, “Three To See the King” (Picador USA, 167 pages, $19).
300,000 flee erupting volcano
January 20, 2002
Bright red lava shot into the air Saturday from what appeared to be a new volcanic cone in eastern Congo, sending a new wave of molten rock into the devastated center of Goma, slicing the city in half, killing at least 40 and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.
Lawrence artists help Souper Bowl Saturday head toward goal line
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles The Lawrence Arts Center is hoping to score a big win for its ceramics department with its annual Souper Bowl Saturday.
Private sector slow to embrace MLK day
Survey finds few businesses offer paid King holiday
January 20, 2002
While post offices, many schools and the New York Stock Exchange will close for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, it will be business as usual for most companies. Just a quarter of workplaces offer a paid holiday on Monday, according to a survey of 448 employers by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., a Washington-based publishing company that researches business trends.
Painter taps imagination, pop art for inspiration
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence artist John Geery began painting slightly more than 10 years ago, and already he is showing his acrylic works in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.
Look to the future
January 20, 2002
Expecting Models deliver fashion reality
January 20, 2002
Expecting Models founder Liza Elliott has been there, done that. She’s a wife, a working mother, a tenacious promoter and a fashion-industry insider.
Glazing technique adds wall texture
January 20, 2002
Matt and I have lots of fun with glazes. We used to be pretty much paint-only people, but with the variations that glazes offer, we’re sorry we waited so long to jump on the bandwagon.
Equestrian’s passion a successful pastime
January 20, 2002
By Bill Snead When Paige Wagner was 5 years old, her parents took a family trail ride while vacationing in Wyoming. It was the girl’s first time in the saddle, and as horse rides go it was pretty ordinary.
Ford Museum seeks punch bowl
January 20, 2002
Henry Ford, of automotive fame, won a car race on Oct. 10, 1901. He was behind Alexander Winton, a star racer of that era, for seven laps when Winton’s engine lost power and Ford passed him. He won with an average speed of 45 mph.
Prescription costs targeted
Research shows high drug prices key to rising health-care expenses
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Kansas officials have been citing the growing number of people receiving state assistance for health care as one of the chief reasons that the budget is out of whack. But statistics unveiled the first week of the 2002 legislative session show that while the number of people under Medicaid is increasing, it is the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs that is most driving up health-care costs.
Growth squeezes farms
Urban pressures add to rising costs for county farmers
January 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Roger Pine doesn’t get the same sense of satisfaction by looking out over his 325 acres of sod and turf grass as he did when the ground was planted in corn and soybeans. But he does get a lot more money.
50s students showed talent, perseverance in their studies
January 20, 2002
By Calder Pickett A young man came up to me at the reception for Tom Eblen a few weeks ago and told me he was in the last class I taught at Kansas University. I almost wanted to say “No, you weren’t,” but I’m sure he was in that class.
Getting ‘back to basics’ proves complicated
While some city schools have mastered the fundamentals, others lag behind
January 20, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman likes what he sees at Wakarusa Valley, New York and Hillcrest schools. Those three elementary schools have found ways to help students excel on state standardized tests in reading, writing and math. Their programs are models for how to achieve success year after year.
Bush’s 1st year not short on challenges
January 20, 2002
Friends notice more gray in his hair and more confidence in his voice. Few people call him an isolationist anymore. Fewer still question whether he’s up to the job. War and recession transformed the Bush presidency and some say George W. Bush himself since he swore the oath of office Jan. 20, 2001.
China spies bugs on plane from U.S.
America refuses comment; Bush trip on as scheduled
January 20, 2002
Despite China’s fury about listening devices it said were found on its leader’s new jet, President Bush was still planning to visit Beijing next month, U.S. officials said Saturday.
KU wins ‘war’ with OU - Kansas 74, Oklahoma 67
Gooden warms up, burns Sooners
January 20, 2002
By Gary Bedore Getting down and dirty against Oklahoma is not Drew Gooden’s idea of a good time. “I don’t like those kind of games,” Gooden said after scoring four points in the first half, then exploding for 15 in the second half of Kansas’ 74-67 victory over physical, defensive-minded Oklahoma on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence High claims Topeka Invitational
January 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If Lawrence High keeps it up, the Lions might get to celebrate another championship in a couple of months. The tournament-tested Lions used a surge late in the third quarter and smothering defense down the stretch to thwart Kansas City Washington, 53-50, in the Topeka Invitational boys basketball final on Saturday night at Topeka West.
NFC: Eagles oust Bears, 33-19
January 20, 2002
Donovan McNabb scrambled, ducked and used his quick feet to elude the Chicago Bears, turning his homecoming into a celebration for the Philadelphia Eagles. “This is a feeling right now I somewhat can’t explain,” McNabb said Saturday after maneuvering the Eagles past the Bears 33-19, earning Philadelphia a trip to the NFC championship game.
Deer season has ended, but not search for antlers
January 20, 2002
Deer season is over, but a related season continues for those who still seek trophies. Now is the time to find shed deer antlers, natural artwork made of bone cast from bucks when the mating period is over.
Ottawa men drop McPherson
January 20, 2002
Tony Porter collected 21 points and 12 rebounds and Chris McNaughton added 14 points as Ottawa beat McPherson, 74-63, in college men’s basketball on Saturday. Ottawa hit 20 of 30 free throws to McPherson’s six of eight and OU had 40 rebounds to McPherson’s 30.
Top 25 Women: OSU cools off No. 9 K-State, 68-60
January 20, 2002
Trisha Skibbe had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Oklahoma State outscored No. 9 Kansas State 9-3 in the final 1:32 for a stunning 68-60 victory Saturday night. Chantoya Hawkins added 18 points, and Tari Cummings had 13 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-8, 2-3 Big 12), which was coming off two games in which it shot 33 percent or worse, but made the shots when it counted against Kansas State.
Top 25 Men: Bulldogs take bite out of No. 2 Gators
January 20, 2002
No. 20 Georgia was actually looking forward to this road trip. Jarvis Hayes scored 23 points and twin brother Jonas had 13 to help the Bulldogs knock off No. 2 Florida, 84-79, Saturday, ending the Gators’ school-record 14-game winning streak.
Big 12 Roundup: Texas Tech topples No. 6 Okie State
January 20, 2002
Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton saw something familiar in Bob Knight’s Texas Tech team. Andre Emmett scored a career-high 32 points as the Red Raiders got their biggest win under Knight, 94-70 over the sixth-ranked Cowboys on Saturday.
KU big men impress Sooners
Slow-starting Gooden, Collison ‘different breed of cat’
January 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister Oklahoma’s tough defense limited Kansas forwards Nick Collison and Drew Gooden to a combined 10 points in the first half Saturday, but the No. 5-ranked Sooners knew they would have a more difficult time in the second 20 minutes.
Chicago loves Jordan
NBA legend shaky in return; Wizards win, 77-69
January 20, 2002
His statue sits in front of the arena. Playing in Chicago can never be just another game for Michael Jordan. “I have too many memories,” he said. “It’s important for me not to come back and try to live up to that situation because that’s tough. I may have a good game maybe the next time I come here.
NHL Roundup: Philadelphia pummels Toronto
Flyers’ Brashear wins two fights, scores in 3-0 victory over Leafs
January 20, 2002
After losing two fights to Donald Brashear, Tie Domi praised Brashear for not gloating. Brashear also scored as Philadelphia beat Toronto 3-0 on Saturday night for the Flyers’ season-high eighth straight victory.
Make a case for a productive weekend
January 20, 2002
By Carol Boncella When we outgrow the notion that a board plunked atop a couple cinder blocks is “furniture,” we’re ready for a bookcase with permanence and style.
Author weaves religious allegory into his modern-day fable
January 20, 2002
When a woman enters the life of a man content to live alone in a tin house on a barren plain, the prevailing wind is forever altered in Magnus Mills’ modest fable, “Three To See the King” (Picador USA, 167 pages, $19).
Ford Museum seeks punch bowl
January 20, 2002
Henry Ford, of automotive fame, won a car race on Oct. 10, 1901. He was behind Alexander Winton, a star racer of that era, for seven laps when Winton’s engine lost power and Ford passed him. He won with an average speed of 45 mph.
Biking to work a joy for some
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget As a bike shop employee, Alix Greenwell has a reputation to uphold when it comes to commuting to work. It usually means that rain or shine she dons the appropriate gear and pedals the 2-mile trek from her North Lawrence home to Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Mass.
January 20, 2002
By Levi Chronister Oklahoma’s tough defense limited Kansas forwards Nick Collison and Drew Gooden to a combined 10 points in the first half Saturday, but the No. 5-ranked Sooners knew they would have a more difficult time in the second 20 minutes.
Sequels, spinoffs and updates seem to guarantee big-screen success
January 20, 2002
Hollywood continues to borrow the business plan from the fast-food industry, whose three guiding words are franchise, franchise, franchise.
Glazing technique adds wall texture
January 20, 2002
Matt and I have lots of fun with glazes. We used to be pretty much paint-only people, but with the variations that glazes offer, we’re sorry we waited so long to jump on the bandwagon.
t heal deep divide
January 20, 2002
Despite a visit by Secretary of State Colin Powell, India showed little sign Saturday of changing its tone toward Pakistan, saying its distrust of its rival runs too deep for conciliatory gestures.
Donald Alan Miller
January 20, 2002
Services for Donald Alan Miller, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Miller died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Colmery O’Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Topeka.
6News video report: KU working with NASA to change flying habits
January 20, 2002
Josh Garber, 6News anchor, explains what a Kansas University researcher is doing with NASA to revolutionize how we use small aircraft.
Births
January 20, 2002
Sonja and Fred Merino-Brammell, Lawrence, a boy, Friday Josh and Rebekah Boline, Lawrence, a boy, Friday.
Health insurance not always the answer
January 20, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group On the surface, this sounds like just another horror story from the annals of the uninsured. A young woman in dire need of medical care maxes out her credit cards, cashes her husband’s 401(k), re-mortgages her home, places a lien on her family and future.
Mother-daughter team creates life with ppier-mach
January 20, 2002
Norton Norton artists Ruby Meyer and Melissa Nelson have mastered the art of using newsprint and glue to put a comical spin on life. “I don’t know which came first, birth or art,” Nelson said about being part of a mother-daughter artist duo.
50s students showed talent, perseverance in their studies
January 20, 2002
By Calder Pickett A young man came up to me at the reception for Tom Eblen a few weeks ago and told me he was in the last class I taught at Kansas University. I almost wanted to say “No, you weren’t,” but I’m sure he was in that class.
Congress turns eyes to elections
January 20, 2002
Lawmakers this week return to Capitol Hill for what is expected to be a bruising legislative session dominated not only by critical issues such as the sluggish economy and the war on terrorism but also the upcoming November midterm elections.
Kansas University pays tribute to alumnus
January 20, 2002
BOB BILLINGS, left, wipes away a tear as Kansas University men’s basketball cach Roy Williams grasps hands with Billings’ wife, Beverly. Williams and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway were among those who spoke at a surprise party Saturday for Billings at the KU Alumni Association. The event was to honor his longtime commitment to to the university and to its current fund-raising campaign, KU First. Billings came to Kansas University in 1955 to play basketball for coach Phog Allen and with Wilt Chamberlain. Billings went on to found the Alvamar golf courses and other developments.
Ottawa women fall to McPherson
January 20, 2002
Despite hitting just one of 10 three-point attempts and having more turnovers, McPherson held off Ottawa in women’s basketball, 61-56, on Saturday. Erica Alvarez scored a game-high 20 for the Bulldogs, who had one more turnover than the Braves, 28-27.
Horoscopes
January 20, 2002
For Sunday, Jan. 20: Those with birthdays today: Your year promises many opportunities, especially in August. Prior to that period, work develops in a long-wished-for manner. Anything is possible, you simply need to dream it up. Use care with a tendency to overindulge and go to extremes. If you are single, you will meet someone very important this summer. If you are attached, your relationship will grow to a new dimension after July. You can talk to ARIES.
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Entries being sought for Kansas Voices Puppet show highlight of Chinese celebration African-American works on display in Tulsa
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Wax on before heading outside for winter fun Lands’ End offers regional winter advice Add a bit of lace as an alluring trimming
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Sculptor re-creates nature’s curves in her works Your Valentine stories could win a night out Arts commission seeks downtown sculptures KU art professor profiled in Fiberarts Lawrence sculptor creating monument to Eisenhower
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Rare textiles being shown at KU gallery KU theater department offers children’s classes Unusual exhibit taps into technology
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Nordic Choir coming to Topeka church ‘Prairie’ documentary slated at Haskell Graphic designer to talk at Spencer art museum Country acts line up for Manhattan festival
NBA Briefs
January 20, 2002
Knicks add Weatherspoon, shelve injured Robinson Brandon activated by Timberwolves Hannum dies at 78
World Briefs
January 20, 2002
TOKYO: Earthquake rattles northern part of Japan Iraq: Saddam reportedly has initiative for U.N.
World Briefs
January 20, 2002
France: Stowaway atop train dies on way to Chunnel MOSCOW: Chess masters draw in game four of match Thailand: Blast on city’s outskirts fatal to mother, son
Briefly
January 20, 2002
BARCELONA: Two al-Qaida suspects arrested by Spanish police Saudi Arabia: Report: Saudi terror suspect suffered mental pressure LONDON: Bomb threat forces jet to make emergency landing Saudi Arabia: Preacher lauded by al-Qaida dies of heart attack at 77 Cuba: Prisoner injures guard in scuffle at Guantanamo
People
January 20, 2002
Hizzoner tires of Rudy-worship Show me the Walk of Fame Subway ride from hell Piano Man in harmony on tour
New England needs Vinatieri field goals to force tie, prevail in overtime over Oakland
January 20, 2002
A snowstorm and an apparent fumble didn’t stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots from sliding into the AFC championship game. Helped by a controversial video replay that overruled the fumble call with 1:43 left, the Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders 16-13 Saturday night in overtime after trailing 13-3 going into the fourth quarter.
Ottawa claims Baldwin crown
January 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Now, if Ottawa coach David Grover could only get the state tournament moved to Baldwin. The Cyclones’ exhilarating 59-58 victory over Augusta Saturday night at BHS, which wasn’t secured until a final-second Augusta shot fell short, not only gave Ottawa its second straight Baldwin Invitational title but its 10th straight win in Baldwin in the past two seasons.
Eudora wins title in Tonganoxie
January 20, 2002
Van Horn’s Michael Lang carried the Tonganoxie Invitational’s most valuable player award under one arm and his team on his back, but Lang didn’t have room for the team trophy.
On the street
January 20, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library What would be your pick for film of the year?
Education investment
January 20, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Failing to invest in higher education could be exactly the wrong course to take during tight economic times. The budget revisions proposed by Gov. Bill Graves in his State of the State address may have been a step in the right direction for the schools overseen by the Kansas Board of Regents, but that doesn’t mean Kansas University officials aren’t still concerned.
Top 25 Men: Bulldogs take bite out of No. 2 Gators
January 20, 2002
No. 20 Georgia was actually looking forward to this road trip. Jarvis Hayes scored 23 points and twin brother Jonas had 13 to help the Bulldogs knock off No. 2 Florida, 84-79, Saturday, ending the Gators’ school-record 14-game winning streak.
Carrier steams back to U.S. after ending Afghan mission
January 20, 2002
The USS Carl Vinson, the first U.S. aircraft carrier to wage war on the al-Qaida terrorist network and its Taliban partners, arrived here Saturday to a hero’s welcome and the strains of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”
Golden Globe Awards up for grabs tonight
January 20, 2002
Call it the precursor to the Oscars or call it the lighthearted awards show in which the stars actually seem to enjoy themselves, but whatever you call the 59th annual Golden Globes, don’t call them a joke.
Broadway takes center stage at Seem-To-Be Players benefit
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles The annual River City Revue is giving a nod to the Great White Way this year while showing off some of the city’s most-talented citizens and raising money for the Seem-To-Be Players.
Not the sales tax
January 20, 2002
To the editor: Thanks for Mindie Paget’s Wednesday review of local public opinion about Gov. Graves’ proposals to raise enough revenue for at least some state services. It looks as though most people understand that more money is needed, and that most people, confused by the blizzard of numbers and the inherent complexity of the tax system, think that the governor and state Legislature may be in a better position than they are to know which taxes should be raised.
World Briefs
January 20, 2002
France: Stowaway atop train dies on way to Chunnel MOSCOW: Chess masters draw in game four of match Thailand: Blast on city’s outskirts fatal to mother, son
pension fund takes $1 million hit from Enron collapse
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The collapse of Enron didn’t affect public employees’ pensions in Kansas as much as in some states, but it has wiped out more than $1 million in investments, state officials said Friday.
Preserving memories keeps empty nest warm and minimizes absences
January 20, 2002
Empty nest. Blessing or bane? Aye, that is the question the question that almost every mama and papa has to look at straight in the heart. Step into a room once occupied by your child or children.
s grave
January 20, 2002
A small crowd gathered at the old church where Edgar Allan Poe lies buried, waiting, as they do every year, for the arrival of a stranger. A black-clad man arrived at 2:59 a.m. Saturday, marking the poet’s birthday with the traditional graveside tribute: three red roses and a half bottle of cognac. Only this and nothing more.
Household hints: Set aside some time to get things in order
January 20, 2002
Rubbermaid offers these five resolutions to help improve household organization.
Knee injury forces Medina Garrigues to drop out
January 20, 2002
Monica Seles advanced quickly to the Australian Open quarterfinals today when Anabel Medina Garrigues wrenched her knee trying to reach a wide shot. Seles, a four-time champion here, needed two games to figure out her opponent’s style, and then began pushing her around relentlessly.
Knight cases costing IU
January 20, 2002
Indiana University has spent nearly $300,000 defending itself against two lawsuits filed over its firing of basketball coach Bob Knight. In both cases, it was alleged the university kept secrets from the public and violated public access laws.
Octogenarian proves to be a prolific writer
January 20, 2002
Here are some of Ray Bradbury’s best-known works.
still a pleaser
January 20, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near Special to the Journal-World Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera, “The Pirates of Penzance” made its New York debut in 1879, appearing on the scene long before automobiles or airplanes.
Lawrence artists help Souper Bowl Saturday head toward goal line
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles The Lawrence Arts Center is hoping to score a big win for its ceramics department with its annual Souper Bowl Saturday.
Robert Burns fans to pay tribute to the haggis
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Larry Carter is getting ready to throw a birthday party for a Scottish poet who died 206 years ago. Robert Burns Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Nolen D. Crusinbery
January 20, 2002
Topeka Graveside services for Nolen D. Crusinbery, 82, Lecompton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Crusinbery died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Sculpture insults everyone
January 20, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald It was late on the afternoon of Sept. 11. The towers were down, the firefighters in retreat. That’s when one of them, Dan McWilliams, saw the flag. An American flag, attached to a broken pole, lying among the debris in the nearby marina. He picked it up and started back toward Ground Zero.
Goodwill of Sept. 11 coverage threatened, media panelists say
January 20, 2002
A panel of top journalists said Saturday that the media reconnected with readers and viewers after the Sept. 11 attacks, but could lose ground if news companies cut resources to earn profits.
Deer season has ended, but not search for antlers
January 20, 2002
Deer season is over, but a related season continues for those who still seek trophies. Now is the time to find shed deer antlers, natural artwork made of bone cast from bucks when the mating period is over.
centennial honored
January 20, 2002
As a poet, novelist and playwright, Langston Hughes was a man for all seasons. Hughes’ vivid portrayal of black life in America from the 1920s to the ‘60s will be further remembered with the issuance of a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.
Funds would foster programs for disabled, disadvantaged
January 20, 2002
Moving to make education one of the defining domestic issues of his administration, President Bush on Saturday called for $1 billion increases in federal funding for programs serving disabled and disadvantaged students.
Rumsfeld defends treatment of terrorist suspects
January 20, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 3:52 p.m.) Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Sunday defended the idea of trying terrorist suspects by military tribunal after a week of rising international concern over how prisoners from Afghanistan and beyond are being treated.
101st Airborne Division takes reins of key U.S. base in Afghanistan
January 20, 2002
Bent under the weight of backpacks, M-16s and rocket launchers, U.S. Marines on Saturday took flights out of Afghanistan, after handing over to the Army the military base they set up in the Taliban heartland.
McPherson College names interim president
January 20, 2002
McPherson College has named an experienced interim president while it conducts a search for a permanent leader. Dr. Neil Thorburn will take over Jan. 28 for President Gary Dill, who resigned last November.
Board of Realtors honors best
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Lawrence Board of Realtors Saturday night ushered in 2002 by announcing new leadership and bid farewell to 2001 by honoring some of its best. J. Leslie Foust, a Realtor at Lawrence Realty Associates, was named Realtor of the Year for 2001 at the board’s annual mixer at the Lawrence Country Club.
Kansas not alone in financial struggle
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Falling revenue, increasing costs, the threat of tax increases and cuts in essential services. Sound familiar? It should. Kansas is in one of its worst state budget messes in decades and Gov. Bill Graves and the Legislature are fighting over ways to fix it.
Urban pressures add to rising costs for county farmers
January 20, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Roger Pine doesn’t get the same sense of satisfaction by looking out over his 325 acres of sod and turf grass as he did when the ground was planted in corn and soybeans. But he does get a lot more money.
Laugh Lab misses his funny bone
January 20, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald The scientific community, having run out of things to clone, is now trying to identify the World’s Funniest Joke. I refer to a project called Laugh Lab, being conducted by Dr. Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire (pronounced “Scotland”).
Big fourth quarter boosts Los Angeles
January 20, 2002
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich thought he needed to remind his players of a simple rule. “You have to play for 48 minutes,” Popovich said. “We had two periods where we did that to start the game, but we didn’t compete for 48 minutes.”
NBA legend shaky in return
January 20, 2002
His statue sits in front of the arena. Playing in Chicago can never be just another game for Michael Jordan. “I have too many memories,” he said. “It’s important for me not to come back and try to live up to that situation because that’s tough. I may have a good game maybe the next time I come here.
Jauron tapped coach of year
January 20, 2002
Dick Jauron showed the world how to handle being on the hot seat: win 13 games, a division title and The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award. Jauron, who needed a winning season to impress new general manager Jerry Angelo and keep his job, led the Chicago Bears to the NFC Central crown and a first-round playoff bye. The Bears, 5-11 in 2000, had the stingiest defense in the league, allowing 203 points.
Perry takes third place at McLouth
January 20, 2002
Shawn Howard scored 16 points and Aaron Swaggerty added 13 as Perry-Lecompton thumped Topeka Cair Paravel, 61-46, in the third-place game of the McLouth boys basketball invitational on Saturday.
Howell lifts NU, dooms KU women to sixth straight loss - Nebraska 73, Kansas 59
January 20, 2002
Shannon Howell scored 18 points as Nebraska handed Kansas its sixth straight women’s basketball loss, 73-59, on Saturday night. Nebraska (12-7 overall, 2-4 Big 12) held Kansas to 32-percent shooting on the way to a 38-18 lead at halftime. Kansas won the second half, 41-35.
Stevens claims crown
January 20, 2002
Free State placed sixth and Lawrence High finished 14th Saturday in the Blue Valley Northwest wrestling invitational. Free State’s Justin Stevens won the 189-pound weight class, defeating Goddard’s Cody Beard, 5-3, in the championship match. Stevens improved to 25-0 this season.
HINU women fall
January 20, 2002
William Jewell toppled Haskell Indian Nations University, 80-63, in women’s college basketball on Saturday. Junior guard Kateri Schaaf scored 18 points to lead HINU’s balanced offense.
Briefly
January 20, 2002
LOS ANGELES: Scandal-tainted officer has firing overturned NEW YORK: Student arraigned in high school shooting Tennessee: Klansmen’s rally met by diversity festival New Jersey: Meeting site moved after abortion outcry Virginia: Services honor slain law student
Topeka West comes back to trip FSHS
January 20, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus For a basketball team that thought it had turned the corner, Free State High hit another pothole on its road to recovery. The Firebirds, who snapped a five-game losing streak less than 24 hours earlier, squandered a 17-point lead on Saturday and lost, 61-60, to Topeka West in the fifth-place consolation game of the Topeka Invitational.
Mourners attend funeral for Carter aide
January 20, 2002
Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance was remembered as an old fashioned patriot, a peacemaker and a humanitarian Saturday as dignitaries representing at least six presidential administrations mourned at his funeral.
Films about ‘small lives’ make lasting impression
January 20, 2002
By Roger Martin January’s a good month to ponder movies. John Tibbetts, associate professor of theater and film at Kansas University, is right now putting together his list of the best and worst films of 2001 for the Kansas City Film Critics Circle awards.
Carrier steams back to U.S. after ending Afghan mission
January 20, 2002
The USS Carl Vinson, the first U.S. aircraft carrier to wage war on the al-Qaida terrorist network and its Taliban partners, arrived here Saturday to a hero’s welcome and the strains of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”
String quartet pairs with pianist for concert
January 20, 2002
The Rossetti String Quartet and pianist Katia Skanavi will perform “The French Connection, Part II” at 8 p.m. Saturday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.
Kansas public workers’ pension fund takes $1 million hit from Enron collapse
January 20, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The collapse of Enron didn’t affect public employees’ pensions in Kansas as much as in some states, but it has wiped out more than $1 million in investments, state officials said Friday.
Golden Globe Awards up for grabs tonight
January 20, 2002
Call it the precursor to the Oscars or call it the lighthearted awards show in which the stars actually seem to enjoy themselves, but whatever you call the 59th annual Golden Globes, don’t call them a joke.
Mystery figure keeps tradition intact with visit to Poe’s grave
January 20, 2002
A small crowd gathered at the old church where Edgar Allan Poe lies buried, waiting, as they do every year, for the arrival of a stranger. A black-clad man arrived at 2:59 a.m. Saturday, marking the poet’s birthday with the traditional graveside tribute: three red roses and a half bottle of cognac. Only this and nothing more.
B-52’s survive 25 years
Artsy rock group releases anthology of songs
January 20, 2002
Kitschy, that’s one that always rankles. Zany. Wacky. Disposable. Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider are going through the list of words used to describe the B-52’s over the years.
Pirates’ still a pleaser
January 20, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near Special to the Journal-World Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera, “The Pirates of Penzance” made its New York debut in 1879, appearing on the scene long before automobiles or airplanes.
Biking to work a joy for some
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget As a bike shop employee, Alix Greenwell has a reputation to uphold when it comes to commuting to work. It usually means that rain or shine she dons the appropriate gear and pedals the 2-mile trek from her North Lawrence home to Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Mass.
Not the sales tax
January 20, 2002
Broadway takes center stage at Seem-To-Be Players benefit
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles The annual River City Revue is giving a nod to the Great White Way this year while showing off some of the city’s most-talented citizens and raising money for the Seem-To-Be Players.
Robert Burns fans to pay tribute to the haggis
January 20, 2002
By Jan Biles Larry Carter is getting ready to throw a birthday party for a Scottish poet who died 206 years ago. Robert Burns Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Tuba player to perform at KU’s Murphy Hall
January 20, 2002
Jason Roland Smith, a recording artist and award-winning tuba player, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room 130 in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
Misleading photo
January 20, 2002
Wrong road
January 20, 2002
Congress could use Post’s budget guru
January 20, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group This is a Milius moment, and the tragedy is that we no longer have Peter Milius to walk us through it. Milius, a reporter, editor and, most recently, editorial writer at The Washington Post, died much too young on Jan. 10, just as the latest round of the budget debate, which he had no peer at deciphering, was getting under way.
Laugh Lab misses his funny bone
January 20, 2002
By Dave Barry Miami Herald The scientific community, having run out of things to clone, is now trying to identify the World’s Funniest Joke. I refer to a project called Laugh Lab, being conducted by Dr. Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire (pronounced “Scotland”).
Board of Realtors honors best
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget The Lawrence Board of Realtors Saturday night ushered in 2002 by announcing new leadership and bid farewell to 2001 by honoring some of its best. J. Leslie Foust, a Realtor at Lawrence Realty Associates, was named Realtor of the Year for 2001 at the board’s annual mixer at the Lawrence Country Club.
League of Women Voters outlines agenda
January 20, 2002
By Joy Ludwig More than 20 people raised concerns about affordable housing, health care, homelessness and other community issues during the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County.
Langston Hughes’ centennial honored
January 20, 2002
As a poet, novelist and playwright, Langston Hughes was a man for all seasons. Hughes’ vivid portrayal of black life in America from the 1920s to the ‘60s will be further remembered with the issuance of a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.
McPherson College names interim president
January 20, 2002
McPherson College has named an experienced interim president while it conducts a search for a permanent leader. Dr. Neil Thorburn will take over Jan. 28 for President Gary Dill, who resigned last November.
President eyes extra $1 billion for schools
Funds would foster programs for disabled, disadvantaged
January 20, 2002
Moving to make education one of the defining domestic issues of his administration, President Bush on Saturday called for $1 billion increases in federal funding for programs serving disabled and disadvantaged students.
Goodwill of Sept. 11 coverage threatened, media panelists say
January 20, 2002
A panel of top journalists said Saturday that the media reconnected with readers and viewers after the Sept. 11 attacks, but could lose ground if news companies cut resources to earn profits.
Retirement at 62 possible sometimes
January 20, 2002
Preserving memories keeps empty nest warm and minimizes absences
January 20, 2002
Empty nest. Blessing or bane? Aye, that is the question the question that almost every mama and papa has to look at straight in the heart. Step into a room once occupied by your child or children.
Get organized
January 20, 2002
Sports equipment. Kitchen accessories. Bathroom doodads. Workshop paraphernalia. We buy it all. And before you know it, the “stuff” has turned into clutter.
Household hints: Set aside some time to get things in order
January 20, 2002
Rubbermaid offers these five resolutions to help improve household organization.
Runaway children on the rise in city
Trend points to deeper problems
January 20, 2002
By Mindie Paget Sarah Coleman’s impulse to run away started when she was 6 years old. That’s when she climbed out her second-story bedroom window to escape the Lawrence home where she says her mother used drugs and locked up her and her two younger brothers, leaving them alone for hours at a time.
AFC: Patriots win, 16-13, in winter wonderland
New England needs Vinatieri field goals to force tie, prevail in overtime over Oakland
January 20, 2002
A snowstorm and an apparent fumble didn’t stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots from sliding into the AFC championship game. Helped by a controversial video replay that overruled the fumble call with 1:43 left, the Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders 16-13 Saturday night in overtime after trailing 13-3 going into the fourth quarter.
Odd lodgings are really far out
Vacation deals offered in treehouses, igloos, caves and under the sea
January 20, 2002
Ever dream of sleeping under the sea? Or reliving your childhood up in a tree? How about a fantastical winter wedding in an elaborate igloo? Or spending a week as lighthouse keepers?
Jauron tapped coach of year
January 20, 2002
Dick Jauron showed the world how to handle being on the hot seat: win 13 games, a division title and The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award. Jauron, who needed a winning season to impress new general manager Jerry Angelo and keep his job, led the Chicago Bears to the NFC Central crown and a first-round playoff bye. The Bears, 5-11 in 2000, had the stingiest defense in the league, allowing 203 points.
AFC: Ravens rule on road
Baltimore confident going into Pittsburgh
January 20, 2002
The road to the Super Bowl has been an express lane to victory for the Baltimore Ravens, one in which no stop is a final stop and every field becomes their home field. Even now, heading into today’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers the AFC’s top-seeded team, the NFL’s No. 1 defense and the champion of their division the Ravens feel neither trepidation nor nagging fear of defeat.
Anglers find crappie hot spot at Clinton
January 20, 2002
By Ned Kehde Winter crappie fishing at Clinton Lake commenced in early January, nearly a month behind its traditional schedule. Balmy late fall weather kept the water temperature unseasonably warm and the crappie scattered in small schools in a variety of wooded lairs in 10 to 20 feet of water.
Bald eagles abundant at Milford
Viewing tower popular
January 20, 2002
As Rick Dykstra of Junction City rode across the Milford Reservoir dam recently, he noticed what appeared to be a group of turkey vultures circling high overhead. Upon a closer look, however, he realized they were bald eagles.
Annette Leach
January 20, 2002
Mary Overstreet Dunkum
January 20, 2002
Ottawa women fall to McPherson
January 20, 2002
Despite hitting just one of 10 three-point attempts and having more turnovers, McPherson held off Ottawa in women’s basketball, 61-56, on Saturday. Erica Alvarez scored a game-high 20 for the Bulldogs, who had one more turnover than the Braves, 28-27.
KU’s White, FSHS soph tapped for awards
January 20, 2002
Kansas University senior women’s basketball player Nikki White and Free State High sophomore Mary Owen have been tapped to receive awards at the Galyan’s Women’s Sports Awards Celebration next month.
Firebirds’ Stevens claims crown
January 20, 2002
Free State placed sixth and Lawrence High finished 14th Saturday in the Blue Valley Northwest wrestling invitational. Free State’s Justin Stevens won the 189-pound weight class, defeating Goddard’s Cody Beard, 5-3, in the championship match. Stevens improved to 25-0 this season.
Knight cases costing IU
January 20, 2002
Indiana University has spent nearly $300,000 defending itself against two lawsuits filed over its firing of basketball coach Bob Knight. In both cases, it was alleged the university kept secrets from the public and violated public access laws.
Seles claims quick victory
Knee injury forces Medina Garrigues to drop out
January 20, 2002
Monica Seles advanced quickly to the Australian Open quarterfinals today when Anabel Medina Garrigues wrenched her knee trying to reach a wide shot. Seles, a four-time champion here, needed two games to figure out her opponent’s style, and then began pushing her around relentlessly.
Where have insightful sportscasters gone?
Vast majority of television announcers don’t really matter anymore
January 20, 2002
No, your televisions aren’t shrinking, it’s the sports broadcasters who have gotten small. Are there any TV sportcasters who matter anymore, who produce anything more than highlight yelps and smarmy ad campaigns? Whose words have meaning, who shape the national discourse, who dare to make the established powers feel uncomfortable?
Flyers GM: Lindros trade now official
January 20, 2002
With the passing of the New York Rangers’ 50th game of the season, the Eric Lindros trade is complete. There had been some disagreement between New York and Philadelphia regarding a 2003 third-round draft pick, due to the Rangers if Lindros sustained a season-ending head injury before a certain amount of games played.
Ottawa claims Baldwin crown; SFT third
Cyclones beat Augusta, 59-58, in championship game; Bulldogs fall to Trail
January 20, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Now, if Ottawa coach David Grover could only get the state tournament moved to Baldwin. The Cyclones’ exhilarating 59-58 victory over Augusta Saturday night at BHS, which wasn’t secured until a final-second Augusta shot fell short, not only gave Ottawa its second straight Baldwin Invitational title but its 10th straight win in Baldwin in the past two seasons.
Eudora wins title in Tonganoxie
January 20, 2002
Van Horn’s Michael Lang carried the Tonganoxie Invitational’s most valuable player award under one arm and his team on his back, but Lang didn’t have room for the team trophy.
Perry takes third place at McLouth
January 20, 2002
Shawn Howard scored 16 points and Aaron Swaggerty added 13 as Perry-Lecompton thumped Topeka Cair Paravel, 61-46, in the third-place game of the McLouth boys basketball invitational on Saturday.
Kansas sweeps Nebraska
Jayhawks win every swimming event in rout of Huskers
January 20, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s swimming and diving team won every swimming event in a 185-94 rout of Nebraska in a dual Saturday at Robinson Natatorium. “We had a complete turnaround from the race against Texas A&M,” KU coach Cathy Burgess said. “It was a big accomplishment for us to take a loss and be able to come back with a positive attitude and get a win.”
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Entries being sought for Kansas Voices Puppet show highlight of Chinese celebration African-American works on display in Tulsa
Arts notes
January 20, 2002
Wax on before heading outside for winter fun Lands’ End offers regional winter advice Add a bit of lace as an alluring trimming
Business briefs
January 20, 2002
Faces and places Laurie Drinkard, a physical therapist at Neu Physical Therapy, recently became nationally certified as a therapist in manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy by the Lymphology Association of North America. Drinkard has been trained to work on individuals with lymphedema as well as other conditions relating to swelling. She can be reached at the clinic, 1305 Wakarusa Drive, or by calling 842-3444.
Get organized
January 20, 2002
Sports equipment. Kitchen accessories. Bathroom doodads. Workshop paraphernalia. We buy it all. And before you know it, the “stuff” has turned into clutter.
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 20, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region: Kansas Highway 7, near Lone Elm Road in Olathe, closed for bridge replacement and roadway reconstruction.
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 20, 2002
Local Briefs
January 20, 2002
Weather tests ordinance on sidewalk snow removal Time to get out your snow shovels or else. Friday’s snow was Lawrence’s first since the city commission passed a new ordinance in December, mandating that property owners quickly remove snow from their sidewalks. The ordinance requires property owners to shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall, or face a $20 fine. The ordinance will be enforced when complaints are made to the city. City officials were unavailable Saturday to say if any complaints had been made. ___________________________ Environment: Outdoor burn ban lifted following snowfall Friday After several inches of snow fell Friday night, Douglas County commissioners Saturday lifted the outdoor burn ban they had imposed on Wednesday. The restriction on open fires in the county was enacted in response to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. The ban was scheduled to run through midnight Jan. 23, but Commission Chairman Jere McElhaney said the “recent precipitation” prompted him to lift it. Three inches of snow fell in Douglas County Friday night, according to WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. It was the first accumulating snowfall of the season. ___________________________ Recognition: South Junior High students awarded for MLK artworks South Junior High students Margaret Pendleton, left, an eighth-grader, and Kate Truscello, center, a ninth-grader, received awards for their entries in an art competition from Gov. Bill Graves, right, during Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies Friday in Topeka. Truscello took top honors in the 7-9 category. ___________________________ Alumni news: KU graduate gets FAA post A Kansas University graduate has been named associate administrator for airports for the Federal Aviation Administration. Woodie Woodward, who earned a master’s degree in 1972 and doctoral degrees in administration and personnel management in 1976, will administer the FAA’s federal airport grant program. She also will be responsible for airport planning, including safety standards, design and engineering. Woodward, who has been at the FAA for 13 years, has served as acting associate administrator for airports since January 2000. Before that, she was director of the FAA’s center for management development in Palm Coast, Fla.
Local Briefs
January 20, 2002
Weather tests ordinance on sidewalk snow removal Time to get out your snow shovels or else. Friday’s snow was Lawrence’s first since the city commission passed a new ordinance in December, mandating that property owners quickly remove snow from their sidewalks. The ordinance requires property owners to shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall, or face a $20 fine. The ordinance will be enforced when complaints are made to the city. City officials were unavailable Saturday to say if any complaints had been made. ___________________________ Environment: Outdoor burn ban lifted following snowfall Friday After several inches of snow fell Friday night, Douglas County commissioners Saturday lifted the outdoor burn ban they had imposed on Wednesday. The restriction on open fires in the county was enacted in response to the lack of rain and moisture content in the soil. On Monday, a pasture fire north of Stull burned an area roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide. The ban was scheduled to run through midnight Jan. 23, but Commission Chairman Jere McElhaney said the “recent precipitation” prompted him to lift it. Three inches of snow fell in Douglas County Friday night, according to WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. It was the first accumulating snowfall of the season. ___________________________ Recognition: South Junior High students awarded for MLK artworks South Junior High students Margaret Pendleton, left, an eighth-grader, and Kate Truscello, center, a ninth-grader, received awards for their entries in an art competition from Gov. Bill Graves, right, during Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies Friday in Topeka. Truscello took top honors in the 7-9 category. ___________________________ Alumni news: KU graduate gets FAA post A Kansas University graduate has been named associate administrator for airports for the Federal Aviation Administration. Woodie Woodward, who earned a master’s degree in 1972 and doctoral degrees in administration and personnel management in 1976, will administer the FAA’s federal airport grant program. She also will be responsible for airport planning, including safety standards, design and engineering. Woodward, who has been at the FAA for 13 years, has served as acting associate administrator for airports since January 2000. Before that, she was director of the FAA’s center for management development in Palm Coast, Fla.
Mary Overstreet Dunkum
January 20, 2002
Arlington, Va. Private graveside services for Mary Overstreet Dunkum, 78, Eugene, Ore., formerly of Lawrence, Kan., will be Jan. 28 at Arlington National Cemetery. Mrs. Dunkum died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 20, 2002
Misleading photo
January 20, 2002
To the editor: More and more, I question the objectivity, accuracy and integrity of “news” printed in the Journal-World. One of the latest incidents occurred Saturday, Jan. 5, Section B, Page 1 under the heading Briefly.
NBA Briefs
January 20, 2002
Knicks add Weatherspoon, shelve injured Robinson Brandon activated by Timberwolves Hannum dies at 78
Nolen D. Crusinbery
January 20, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 20, 2002
IN 1962 Newspaperman Dolph C. Simons Jr., banker Warren Rhodes and banker Robert Georgeson received Lawrence Jaycees’ awards as Lawrence’s top young man of the year, boss of the year and Jaycee key man for calendar 1961.
On the record
January 20, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the record
January 20, 2002
Rooms and roots
January 20, 2002
AAS winners add colo East Lawrence bungalow gets an eclectic renovation
Rooms and roots
January 20, 2002
AAS winners add colo East Lawrence bungalow gets an eclectic renovation
The Motley Fool
January 20, 2002
Last week’s answer Travel tips It can go even lower Welcome, euro!
World Briefs
January 20, 2002
TOKYO: Earthquake rattles northern part of Japan Iraq: Saddam reportedly has initiative for U.N.
Howell lifts NU, dooms KU women to sixth straight loss - Nebraska 73, Kansas 59
January 20, 2002
Shannon Howell scored 18 points as Nebraska handed Kansas its sixth straight women’s basketball loss, 73-59, on Saturday night. Nebraska (12-7 overall, 2-4 Big 12) held Kansas to 32-percent shooting on the way to a 38-18 lead at halftime. Kansas won the second half, 41-35.
Jayhawks winning despite faults
January 20, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Do statistics lie? In the case of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, a few do. Take a close look at KU’s stats and you’ll see the Jayhawks have committed only two fewer turnovers than their opponents. That’s a surprising number for a team with 15 wins in 17 starts. Giveaways are usually indicative of a team with woes.
6News video report: KU working with NASA to change flying habits
January 20, 2002
Josh Garber, 6News anchor, explains what a Kansas University researcher is doing with NASA to revolutionize how we use small aircraft.