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Rumsfeld says U.S. treating prisoners ‘humanely’
January 22, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:24 p.m.) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, under fire from human rights groups, said Tuesday the United States is treating foreign prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “humanely,” and in accordance with Geneva Conventions.
Duncan to serve 48-hour sentence, pay $100 fine
January 22, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.) A Kansas University football player will serve two days in the Douglas County Jail and pay a $100 fine for shoplifting at a Lawrence discount store.
Treatment of detainees at Guantanamo scrutinized
January 22, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:56 a.m.) The treatment of detained terrorist suspects from the Afghanistan war is getting more scrutiny from the international community and a federal judge in Los Angeles.
Santa Cruz tops in least-affordable housing
January 22, 2002
San Francisco no longer tops the list for least-affordable housing in the nation, a distinction that now falls an hour and a half to the south to Santa Cruz. That result comes from the National Association of Home Builders, which compiles the list each year by comparing family incomes and home prices for metropolitan areas across the country.
Scouts convene to trade wares
January 22, 2002
The barter economy was alive and well, as Boy Scouts from four states gathered in this south-central Kansas town for the 25th annual recreation of a mountain men’s rendezvous. Ten-year-old Josh Carroll of Hutchinson, for example, was looking to trade for rabbit pelts. The Webelos Scout’s possessions, including a turkey foot and pocketknife, were spread out in front of him.
Corporate power
January 22, 2002
Women win big at Sundance Film Festival awards
January 22, 2002
Women’s stories have become rare in mainstream movies, but they dominated the major awards Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Rebecca Miller’s “Personal Velocity,” based on the writer-director’s short stories about three women in transition, won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize.
Korean orphan tale wins literature’s Newbery Medal
January 22, 2002
The story of an orphan living under a bridge in 12th century Korea won top honors in children’s literature Monday from the American Library Assn. “A Single Shard,” by Linda Sue Park, won the Newbery Medal, awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Russia hopes to limit U.S. missile defense
January 22, 2002
Russia hopes to negotiate agreements that would put limits on the U.S. missile defense program, a senior general said in an interview released Monday. The statement by Col. Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky is the first official indication that Russia is trying to get restrictions on the U.S. missile shield, although Washington has shown no willingness to bend.
Scientists study crater of dinosaur-killing asteroid
January 22, 2002
Scientists have begun drilling a mile-deep hole into a huge underground crater that was left by a mountain-sized asteroid or comet that slammed into Earth 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs.
Economy’s weakness is school’s strength
New engineering building to open by fall 2003
January 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The recent economic downturn has produced an unexpected benefit at the Kansas University School of Engineering. With building contractors apparently nervous about the certainty of future work orders, bids for the school’s new building came in lower than expected.
Nations pledge to rebuild Afghanistan
January 22, 2002
A two-day conference on aid to Afghanistan closed today with pledges of more than $4.5 billion, but officials warned the challenge now is seeing that the money gets to where it needs to go.
Developer: Lecompton must upgrade water plant
January 22, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Developer J. Stewart told the Lecompton City Council on Monday night that an upgrade to the town’s water plant was necessary regardless of whether he developed land south of town.
Slifer services
January 22, 2002
Floyd David Freeman
January 22, 2002
American Taliban likely to be flown from Navy ship to U.S. prison today
January 22, 2002
John Walker Lindh, the young American found fighting alongside the Taliban, will likely leave today for the United States, where he faces trial on charges of conspiring to kill fellow countrymen, U.S. officials said.
3 killed at U.S. cultural center
January 22, 2002
Attackers opened fire today at police officers guarding a U.S. government cultural center in Calcutta, killing at least three people, police said. Seven others including six police and a private security guard were wounded. No one was in the building when the shootout occurred, police officials said.
Israeli troops seize entire Palestinian town
January 22, 2002
Israeli troops searched homes and traded fire with Palestinians as the military took over an entire Palestinian town Monday, a first in 16 months of fighting and another blow to beleaguered Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Steelers, Rams advance due to reversal of fortunes
January 22, 2002
Bill Cowher’s forte as a player was special teams. His area of expertise as an assistant coach was defense. So what did the Pittsburgh coach want to talk about Monday? The Steelers’ offense.
Duke unanimous No. 1 again
January 22, 2002
Duke received every first-place vote from the national media panel Monday to remain No. 1 in the AP men’s college basketball poll. Duke (16-1) had been a unanimous No. 1 for five consecutive weeks earlier in the season before losing to Florida State and falling to second.
Minnesota ranked; UConn No. 1
January 22, 2002
Minnesota earned its first national ranking in nearly 20 years in the AP women’s basketball poll Monday, while Connecticut and Tennessee remained 1-2.
Ottawa surging into Top Gun
January 22, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If the second half of the girls basketball season is as good as the first half for Ottawa High, the rest of the teams in Class 4A better watch out. The Cyclones are 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in 4A heading into this week’s Top Gun Invitational at Wellsville. OHS, the defending Top Gun champion, will meet Gardner-Edgerton at 7:30 tonight in the first round.
Haskell women tumble to York
January 22, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team fell to York College, 79-71, on Monday night. Haskell lagged 36-34 at halftime after falling behind by 14 points early. Haskell led 39-36 with 19 minutes left.
NBA Roundup: Wolves whip Wizards
Jordan scores 29 points in 105-101 setback
January 22, 2002
On a night when many of their fans showed up to see the opposing team’s best player, the Minnesota Timberwolves offered more reasons why they’re one of the NBA’s best teams. Kevin Garnett had 23 points and nine assists to offset Michael Jordan’s 29 points and lead Minnesota to a 105-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday.
Salvador’s goal boosts Blues to ninth consecutive victory
January 22, 2002
Bryce Salvador scored with 2:12 left in overtime and the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Pavol Demitra, Keith Tkachuk and Mike Keane also scored for St. Louis, which won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods.
Mets acquire slugger Burnitz
Rusch sent to Brewers, Zeile to Colorado
January 22, 2002
The New York Mets pulled off a three-team, 11-player trade Monday night, acquiring Jeromy Burnitz from Milwaukee and sending Glendon Rusch to the Brewers and Todd Zeile to Colorado.
Telephone solicitation restrictions proposed
January 22, 2002
The Federal Trade Commission plans to propose today new rules for reducing the annoyance of unwanted telephone solicitations as it begins to push for the establishment of a national “do-not-call” registry.
Your Money: Firewood warms the home, but be sure to know what you’re chopping
January 22, 2002
Not all kinds of wood burn the same way, and they don’t all cost the same.
Daily Ticker
January 22, 2002
Business Briefcase
January 22, 2002
Lawrence-based Atipa delivers computer cluster Bonner Springs: Berkel & Co. hired to help clean up at WTC site Magazine: Newsweek offering early retirement deals Timber: Willamette Industries agrees to takeover offer
Business Briefcase
January 22, 2002
Lawrence-based Atipa delivers computer cluster Bonner Springs: Berkel & Co. hired to help clean up at WTC site Magazine: Newsweek offering early retirement deals Timber: Willamette Industries agrees to takeover offer
Corporate power
January 22, 2002
To the editor: In his Saturday Column of Jan. 19, Mr. Simons tells us that the Bush administration was in a “damned if they do and damned if they don’t” position, because any intervention would have been seen as a quid pro quo for the large contributions Enron made to elected officials over the years.
Harold D. Unruh
January 22, 2002
Ottawa Memorial services for Harold D. Unruh, 67, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. He was cremated. Mr. Unruh died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
Nancy Lois Pessoni
January 22, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 22, 2002
IN 1977 Four of the five Douglas County appointees to the city-county planning commission met with the county commissioners and left little doubt that in the current flareup in the planning department they did not side with the planning director under fire. He was Dick McClanathan, the target of criticism by some staff members who had resigned in protest.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 22, 2002
On the record
January 22, 2002
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
On the record
January 22, 2002
Slifer services
January 22, 2002
Graveside services for Mary Jane Slifer, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Ms. Slifer died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU tapped 4th in league
January 22, 2002
Defending Big 12 champion Nebraska has been selected to repeat in a preseason softball coaches’ poll. Kansas was predicted to finish fourth in the 10-team league. Nebraska received seven of a possible nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and edged Oklahoma.
KU haunted by skid against Cyclones
January 22, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s been a while two full seasons since Kansas University has defeated Iowa State in men’s basketball. “It’s something we do remember,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the Jayhawks’ five-game losing streak to the Cyclones, the last KU victory a 74-60 decision on Jan. 9, 1999 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Haskell football lacks funding, coach
January 22, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Strange that Haskell Indian Nations University, a school with financial woes, would be featured in a story in the Wall Street Journal. Even stranger, the article was about football.
Haskell football lacks funding, coach
January 22, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Strange that Haskell Indian Nations University, a school with financial woes, would be featured in a story in the Wall Street Journal. Even stranger, the article was about football.
Haskell women tumble to York
January 22, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team fell to York College, 79-71, on Monday night. Haskell lagged 36-34 at halftime after falling behind by 14 points early. Haskell led 39-36 with 19 minutes left.
Briefly
January 22, 2002
Paris: Shoe bomb suspect sent e-mails before boarding Philippines: Suspected Muslim extremist with al-Qaida link arrested JERUSALEM: Sharon considers reopening Temple Mount to Israelis Yemen: FBI director says new leads uncovered in Cole bombing
Branson gears up for tourism tax vote
January 22, 2002
Branson voters will decide Feb. 5 whether to approve a 1-cent tourism sales tax to help promote the area’s tourist attractions. Supporters say the tax would raise $9 million to $10 million annually, 95 percent of it from visitors.
Women win big at Sundance Film Festival awards
January 22, 2002
Women’s stories have become rare in mainstream movies, but they dominated the major awards Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Rebecca Miller’s “Personal Velocity,” based on the writer-director’s short stories about three women in transition, won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize.
People
January 22, 2002
Glover upholds King’s message Giuliani plans a book My son, the director Harrison’s hit is No. 1 again
Births
January 22, 2002
Stephan and Carol Hasiotis, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. Kris and Renee Thomas, Topeka, a girl, Sunday.
Wildlife refuges to get more money
January 22, 2002
Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced a proposed $56.5 million increase Monday for the National Wildlife Refuge System, an 18 percent hike needed to cover maintenance and renovation of aging facilities.
Enron document destruction allegations spread
January 22, 2002
Enron shredded boxes of documents at its Houston headquarters weeks after the federal government began investigating the company, lawyers representing Enron investors said Monday night.
Israeli troops seize entire Palestinian town
January 22, 2002
Israeli troops searched homes and traded fire with Palestinians as the military took over an entire Palestinian town Monday, a first in 16 months of fighting and another blow to beleaguered Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Warming up with firewood
Ash, oak offer most comfort for fireplaces; other hardwoods turn up heat
January 22, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe With the arrival of cold weather especially snow this past weekend heating up the firewood market, it helps to know what to look for before stocking up for the rest of the season.
Emotional tug-of-war ensues in ‘Final’
January 22, 2002
“Final” is a compelling though slightly flawed drama, produced as part of the InDigEnt project, a digital-filmmaking collective commissioned by the Independent Film Channel to make 10 features for roughly $100,000 apiece.
Lava ignites deadly gas station blast
January 22, 2002
Lava touched off a massive explosion and a series of fireballs at a gas station Monday, killing dozens of people scavenging for fuel. Still, residents picked their way across hardening slabs of lava, returning home to this town demolished by a volcanic eruption.
Sooners sink MU
No. 6 Oklahoma grabs 84-71 victory
January 22, 2002
It’s usually a tight fit when Oklahoma and Missouri meet. Not this time. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma, getting 24 points from Hollis Price and scoring on 14 straight possessions during one stretch, led by as many as 18 points in the second half and went on to an 84-71 victory over the 18th-ranked Tigers on Monday night.
Hingis overcomes Zanetti, 6-2, 6-3
Sampras’ winless streak stretches to 21 events after loss to Safin
January 22, 2002
Martina Hingis advanced to the Australian Open semifinals today by winning her hardest match of the tournament. Hingis beat 83rd-ranked Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-2, 6-3, and now has lost just 14 games in five matches.
Local Briefs
January 22, 2002
Pelathe Center gives toys to American Indian children American Indian children in Lawrence had their pick of dolls, footballs and board games Monday in a giveaway at the Pelathe Community Resource Center. The center had the giveaway as part of its “Make a Difference Day” activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The toys were donated by the American Indian Heritage Foundation in Virginia. More than 300 American Indian children were invited to the giveaway, and about 100 showed up. A second event to give away late-arriving books also donated by the foundation may happen in the next few weeks. For more information, call Pelathe at 841-7202. _______________________________ Education: KU senators seek students’ input on tuition increase Student senators at Kansas University want to know what students think about proposed tuition increases. They’re holding a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium to discuss the issue. “We want to get a vision about where we want to go,” said Anna Gregory, communications director. “We want to plan out a process for how students and administrators should work on this.” Last week, about 20 students mostly student senators attended a Kansas Board of Regents meeting to protest KU’s process in the tuition proposals. They said students haven’t had enough input in the discussions. KU administrators say they plan to hold a series of meetings with students between now and April, when a final proposal will be submitted to the Board of Regents. _______________________________ Leadership: Kansas Land Trust names new executive director A Lawrence attorney and urban planner has taken over as the new executive director of the Kansas Land Trust and opened the nonprofit group’s first business office. The Land Trust’s board announced Monday that RoxAnne Miller of Lawrence has been named the group’s new executive director. Miller holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Kansas University and practiced real estate and land-use law with the firm of Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., from 1995 to 2001. Miller replaces Laurie Ward, who had held the post since 1998. Ward will continue working with the land conservation organization as special projects director, focusing on fund raising and public relations. Miller will work out of an office at 16 E. 13th St. in Lawrence, which is the first office for the 12-year-old Kansas Land Trust. _______________________________ Traffic: Oil slick appears downtown A mysterious oil slick Monday afternoon stained the northbound lane in the 600 block of New Hampshire Street, causing slick driving for motorists. Lawrence Police were sent to check the substance, which apparently was spilled or dumped from a passing vehicle, and called for a city Public Works street crew to clean it up. Police said they had no reports of accidents. Police do not know what or who might have caused the oil slick, which appeared to originate at the intersection of Seventh and New Hampshire streets and spread north for most of the 600 block.
Developer: Lecompton must upgrade water plant
January 22, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Developer J. Stewart told the Lecompton City Council on Monday night that an upgrade to the town’s water plant was necessary regardless of whether he developed land south of town.
Democrats likely unable to slow GOP budget plan
Leader expects Kerr-Morris proposal to be endorsed in committee
January 22, 2002
Senate Democrats have found plenty to dislike in a Republican budget plan, but they are not sure they can prevent it from getting out of committee. The plan is designed to balance the budget for the state’s 2003 fiscal year without increasing taxes.
State considers ban on plant
January 22, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Purple loosestrife’s magenta plumes make it popular with many Lawrence gardeners, but state officials may outlaw the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways.
Local Briefs
January 22, 2002
Pelathe Center gives toys to American Indian children American Indian children in Lawrence had their pick of dolls, footballs and board games Monday in a giveaway at the Pelathe Community Resource Center. The center had the giveaway as part of its “Make a Difference Day” activities celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The toys were donated by the American Indian Heritage Foundation in Virginia. More than 300 American Indian children were invited to the giveaway, and about 100 showed up. A second event to give away late-arriving books also donated by the foundation may happen in the next few weeks. For more information, call Pelathe at 841-7202. _______________________________ Education: KU senators seek students’ input on tuition increase Student senators at Kansas University want to know what students think about proposed tuition increases. They’re holding a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium to discuss the issue. “We want to get a vision about where we want to go,” said Anna Gregory, communications director. “We want to plan out a process for how students and administrators should work on this.” Last week, about 20 students mostly student senators attended a Kansas Board of Regents meeting to protest KU’s process in the tuition proposals. They said students haven’t had enough input in the discussions. KU administrators say they plan to hold a series of meetings with students between now and April, when a final proposal will be submitted to the Board of Regents. _______________________________ Leadership: Kansas Land Trust names new executive director A Lawrence attorney and urban planner has taken over as the new executive director of the Kansas Land Trust and opened the nonprofit group’s first business office. The Land Trust’s board announced Monday that RoxAnne Miller of Lawrence has been named the group’s new executive director. Miller holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Kansas University and practiced real estate and land-use law with the firm of Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., from 1995 to 2001. Miller replaces Laurie Ward, who had held the post since 1998. Ward will continue working with the land conservation organization as special projects director, focusing on fund raising and public relations. Miller will work out of an office at 16 E. 13th St. in Lawrence, which is the first office for the 12-year-old Kansas Land Trust. _______________________________ Traffic: Oil slick appears downtown A mysterious oil slick Monday afternoon stained the northbound lane in the 600 block of New Hampshire Street, causing slick driving for motorists. Lawrence Police were sent to check the substance, which apparently was spilled or dumped from a passing vehicle, and called for a city Public Works street crew to clean it up. Police said they had no reports of accidents. Police do not know what or who might have caused the oil slick, which appeared to originate at the intersection of Seventh and New Hampshire streets and spread north for most of the 600 block.
Horoscopes
January 22, 2002
For Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. Those with birthdays today: Direct your energy this year. Get into the habit of confirming your plans and instructions. Work on your communication skills, because often you might not convey your message to others. Your imagination takes you on many flights of fancy. If you are single, home and family will become a major priority as it has never been previously. A relationship stars late summer. If you are attached, you need to work on your relationship. Seek out clarity and understanding. Spend time working on your verbal and nonverbal communication skills. TAURUS can be difficult.
names 15 funniest
January 22, 2002
“Biography” (7 p.m., A&E) celebrates its 15th anniversary with a gimmick. Hosted by Brad Garrett, “Biography” will count down the 15 funniest comedians in television history, concluding with the selection of the medium’s funniest star.
Nancy Lois Pessoni
January 22, 2002
Brentwood, Mo. Services for Nancy Lois Pessoni, 88, formerly of Brentwood, will be Thursday at Brentwood Congregational Church, Brentwood. Burial will be Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood. Mrs. Pessoni died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center.
Cloning devalues life
January 22, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that creating human clones is unsafe and should be outlawed. However, the NAS would permit cloning from human embryos for the purpose of conducting research on possible cures for diseases.
Treatment of Afghan prisoners questioned
January 22, 2002
Fourteen battle-scarred detainees from the war in Afghanistan arrived on stretchers Monday at this U.S. base as new questions arose about the treatment and legal status of its inmates.
Enron document destruction allegations spread
January 22, 2002
Enron shredded boxes of documents at its Houston headquarters weeks after the federal government began investigating the company, lawyers representing Enron investors said Monday night.
6Sports Video Reports: KU’s victory over Oklahoma was hard but rewarding
January 22, 2002
The win helped Drew Gooden win the Big 12 Player of the Week award again, as well as put the Jayhawks back to No. 2.
Lawrence Briefs
January 22, 2002
State senator to address College Republicans Owner tries to thwart robbery attempt at Phil Zone Suspected drugs found in East Lawrence residence Brown Bag concerts planned this month at Kansas Union
Biography’ names 15 funniest
January 22, 2002
“Biography” (7 p.m., A&E) celebrates its 15th anniversary with a gimmick. Hosted by Brad Garrett, “Biography” will count down the 15 funniest comedians in television history, concluding with the selection of the medium’s funniest star.
Horoscopes
January 22, 2002
MLK’s message draws 800 to local service
January 22, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Music, patriotism and dreams permeated a Lied Center celebration Monday that invoked the example and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. The local observance of the national Martin Luther King Day holiday attracted an estimated 800 people to a service to which the Ecumenical Fellowship Inc. played host.
Lawrence Briefs
January 22, 2002
State senator to address College Republicans Owner tries to thwart robbery attempt at Phil Zone Suspected drugs found in East Lawrence residence Brown Bag concerts planned this month at Kansas Union
Wildlife refuges to get more money
January 22, 2002
Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced a proposed $56.5 million increase Monday for the National Wildlife Refuge System, an 18 percent hike needed to cover maintenance and renovation of aging facilities.
Daily Ticker
January 22, 2002
Markets were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day
Powell E. Hill
January 22, 2002
Kansas City, Kan. Services for Powell E. Hill, Kansas City, Kan., 91, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thatcher Chapel. Burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Hill died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
World Briefs
January 22, 2002
Brazil: Broken cable blamed for power outage East Timor: Commission set up to investigate atrocities Russia: Media minister shuts independent TV station United Nations: German diplomat named Kosovo administrator
s life, films
January 22, 2002
Danny Provenzano said organized crime doesn’t exist it’s just something that people made up for the movies. One of those movies happens to be “This Thing of Ours,” which stars Provenzano as the nephew of a mob boss who runs a scheme to steal millions with the Internet.
Enron has broader implications
January 22, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times “This just keeps getting better and better,” Liisa sputters. By that, my wife means worse and worse. Which is what we’re all thinking, isn’t it? Before dawn, we are up and tearing into the newspapers at my household. This is terrific, heart-racing stuff.
Ash, oak offer most comfort for fireplaces
January 22, 2002
By Karen Palermo Bledsoe With the arrival of cold weather especially snow this past weekend heating up the firewood market, it helps to know what to look for before stocking up for the rest of the season.
KU haunted by skid against Cyclones
January 22, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s been a while two full seasons since Kansas University has defeated Iowa State in men’s basketball. “It’s something we do remember,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the Jayhawks’ five-game losing streak to the Cyclones, the last KU victory a 74-60 decision on Jan. 9, 1999 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Edith Catherine Elston
January 22, 2002
Baldwin Services for Edith Catherine Elston, 94, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Burial will be in Stoney Point Cemetery, rural Douglas County. Mrs. Elston died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ottawa surging into Top Gun
January 22, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If the second half of the girls basketball season is as good as the first half for Ottawa High, the rest of the teams in Class 4A better watch out. The Cyclones are 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in 4A heading into this week’s Top Gun Invitational at Wellsville. OHS, the defending Top Gun champion, will meet Gardner-Edgerton at 7:30 tonight in the first round.
No. 6 Oklahoma grabs 84-71 victory
January 22, 2002
It’s usually a tight fit when Oklahoma and Missouri meet. Not this time. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma, getting 24 points from Hollis Price and scoring on 14 straight possessions during one stretch, led by as many as 18 points in the second half and went on to an 84-71 victory over the 18th-ranked Tigers on Monday night.
January 22, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 1:24 p.m.) Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, under fire from human rights groups, said Tuesday the United States is treating foreign prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “humanely,” and in accordance with Geneva Conventions.
On the street
January 22, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Should Kansas spend more money on teen smoking prevention?
Sound off
January 22, 2002
How much is Blue Cross and Blue Shield spending to run full-page ads in the Journal-World and other newspapers statewide? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has refused to reveal how much it is spending on the ads, saying it is privileged information that it doesn’t want its competitors to know.
New engineering building to open by fall 2003
January 22, 2002
By Terry Rombeck The recent economic downturn has produced an unexpected benefit at the Kansas University School of Engineering. With building contractors apparently nervous about the certainty of future work orders, bids for the school’s new building came in lower than expected.
Duke unanimous No. 1 again
January 22, 2002
Duke received every first-place vote from the national media panel Monday to remain No. 1 in the AP men’s college basketball poll. Duke (16-1) had been a unanimous No. 1 for five consecutive weeks earlier in the season before losing to Florida State and falling to second.
Rusch sent to Brewers, Zeile to Colorado
January 22, 2002
The New York Mets pulled off a three-team, 11-player trade Monday night, acquiring Jeromy Burnitz from Milwaukee and sending Glendon Rusch to the Brewers and Todd Zeile to Colorado.
s thanks
January 22, 2002
To the editor: I am filled with pride as I drive around Lawrence and see the patriotic displays and the flag waving proudly from almost every porch. I have built a career protecting the flag and the people who wave it.
Fleming halts shipments, says discounter owes $78 million
January 22, 2002
A major food distributor said Monday that it had cut off most shipments to Kmart after the troubled discounter failed to make its regular weekly payment for deliveries. Fleming Cos. said Kmart, its largest customer, owes $78 million.
Edith Catherine Elston
January 22, 2002
Nations pledge to rebuild Afghanistan
January 22, 2002
A two-day conference on aid to Afghanistan closed today with pledges of more than $4.5 billion, but officials warned the challenge now is seeing that the money gets to where it needs to go.
Treatment of Afghan prisoners questioned
January 22, 2002
Fourteen battle-scarred detainees from the war in Afghanistan arrived on stretchers Monday at this U.S. base as new questions arose about the treatment and legal status of its inmates.
January 22, 2002
The American public received a firsthand look at the treatment a Kansas missionary couple have received while hostage in the Philippines. Gracia and Martin Burnham looked gaunt, and Gracia fought back tears during excerpts of an interview aired on CBS’s “48 Hours” television news program Monday night.
s book profiles unsung civil rights heroes
January 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney There are many thick books about the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr. But few historians have told the stories of those in the trenches of the civil rights movement both before King’s rise to prominence and after his assassination.
Enron has broader implications
January 22, 2002
By John Balzar Los Angeles Times “This just keeps getting better and better,” Liisa sputters. By that, my wife means worse and worse. Which is what we’re all thinking, isn’t it? Before dawn, we are up and tearing into the newspapers at my household. This is terrific, heart-racing stuff.
Soldier’s thanks
January 22, 2002
Traitor deserves to die
January 22, 2002
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel America’s biggest traitor in our war against terrorism should die. God help me. I’m not a death-penalty nut, but there are crimes so vile, so horrendous that they deserve society’s wrath, a final solution. Serial killers, terrorists and adults who intentionally kill children fit the bill. They deserve death.
Mafia shadows director’s life, films
January 22, 2002
Danny Provenzano said organized crime doesn’t exist it’s just something that people made up for the movies. One of those movies happens to be “This Thing of Ours,” which stars Provenzano as the nephew of a mob boss who runs a scheme to steal millions with the Internet.
Demonstrators observe anniversary of Roe v. Wade
January 22, 2002
By Mike Belt Four women, seemingly unconscious, lay on the ground Monday afternoon at the northwest corner of Seventh and New Hampshire streets, their long dresses stained red. “Some people have honked. Some have just glared,” said Almas Sayeed, 23, Wichita, one of two demonstrators who stood nearby. She wore a George W. Bush mask to protest the president’s anti-abortion stance.
Harold D. Unruh
January 22, 2002
Powell E. Hill
January 22, 2002
Commitment to peace remembered in time of war
January 22, 2002
Under the shadow of America’s war on terrorism, thousands gathered across the country Monday to pay tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of unity and equality.
KU grad’s book profiles unsung civil rights heroes
January 22, 2002
By Dave Ranney There are many thick books about the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr. But few historians have told the stories of those in the trenches of the civil rights movement both before King’s rise to prominence and after his assassination.
Kidnapped couple appear on TV
Wichita missionaries share ordeals during interview aired on ‘48 Hours’
January 22, 2002
The American public received a firsthand look at the treatment a Kansas missionary couple have received while hostage in the Philippines. Gracia and Martin Burnham looked gaunt, and Gracia fought back tears during excerpts of an interview aired on CBS’s “48 Hours” television news program Monday night.
Battered Warner to practice this week
January 22, 2002
Kurt Warner bruised ribs in the St. Louis Rams’ playoff victory over Green Bay, but he isn’t expected to miss any practice time. Warner was hit by Vonnie Holliday after a 4-yard completion to Marshall Faulk in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 45-17 win Sunday.
6News Video Report: Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration brings hundreds to Lied Center
January 22, 2002
The celebration songs and speeches reflected on the spiritual leader’s message.
Briefly
January 22, 2002
Paris: Shoe bomb suspect sent e-mails before boarding Philippines: Suspected Muslim extremist with al-Qaida link arrested JERUSALEM: Sharon considers reopening Temple Mount to Israelis Yemen: FBI director says new leads uncovered in Cole bombing
January 22, 2002
“Final” is a compelling though slightly flawed drama, produced as part of the InDigEnt project, a digital-filmmaking collective commissioned by the Independent Film Channel to make 10 features for roughly $100,000 apiece.
Ravens bracing for changes
January 22, 2002
Elvis Grbac will be back as the Baltimore Ravens’ starting quarterback next season, yet the team surrounding him could have a decidedly different look. The advancing age of at least a half-dozen veterans, salary cap concerns and the possible retirement of several players means the Ravens will probably undergo a dramatic metamorphosis during the offseason.
State considers ban on plant
January 22, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Purple loosestrife’s magenta plumes make it popular with many Lawrence gardeners, but state officials may outlaw the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways.
Cloning devalues life
January 22, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that creating human clones is unsafe and should be outlawed. However, the NAS would permit cloning from human embryos for the purpose of conducting research on possible cures for diseases.
Leader expects Kerr-Morris proposal to be endorsed in committee
January 22, 2002
Senate Democrats have found plenty to dislike in a Republican budget plan, but they are not sure they can prevent it from getting out of committee. The plan is designed to balance the budget for the state’s 2003 fiscal year without increasing taxes.
Branson gears up for tourism tax vote
January 22, 2002
Branson voters will decide Feb. 5 whether to approve a 1-cent tourism sales tax to help promote the area’s tourist attractions. Supporters say the tax would raise $9 million to $10 million annually, 95 percent of it from visitors.
Minnesota ranked
January 22, 2002
Minnesota earned its first national ranking in nearly 20 years in the AP women’s basketball poll Monday, while Connecticut and Tennessee remained 1-2.
team is playing like state champs
January 22, 2002
The Lions are playing well with their eyes on the state championship.
Lava ignites deadly gas station blast
January 22, 2002
Lava touched off a massive explosion and a series of fireballs at a gas station Monday, killing dozens of people scavenging for fuel. Still, residents picked their way across hardening slabs of lava, returning home to this town demolished by a volcanic eruption.
Traitor deserves to die
January 22, 2002
By Myriam Marquez Orlando Sentinel America’s biggest traitor in our war against terrorism should die. God help me. I’m not a death-penalty nut, but there are crimes so vile, so horrendous that they deserve society’s wrath, a final solution. Serial killers, terrorists and adults who intentionally kill children fit the bill. They deserve death.
Research potential
January 22, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas lawmakers got an eye-opening look last week at the potential for research at state universities. Last week’s program in Manhattan where approximately 120 Kansas legislators gathered to listen to presentations by representatives of Wichita State University, Kansas State University and Kansas University was a big success.
winless streak stretches to 21 events after loss to Safin
January 22, 2002
Martina Hingis advanced to the Australian Open semifinals today by winning her hardest match of the tournament. Hingis beat 83rd-ranked Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-2, 6-3, and now has lost just 14 games in five matches.
s message draws 800 to local service
January 22, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Music, patriotism and dreams permeated a Lied Center celebration Monday that invoked the example and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. The local observance of the national Martin Luther King Day holiday attracted an estimated 800 people to a service to which the Ecumenical Fellowship Inc. played host.
World Briefs
January 22, 2002
Brazil: Broken cable blamed for power outage East Timor: Commission set up to investigate atrocities Russia: Media minister shuts independent TV station United Nations: German diplomat named Kosovo administrator
Hyla Elaine Holcom
January 22, 2002
People
January 22, 2002
Glover upholds King’s message Giuliani plans a book My son, the director Harrison’s hit is No. 1 again
Research potential
January 22, 2002
Journal-World Editorial Kansas lawmakers got an eye-opening look last week at the potential for research at state universities. Last week’s program in Manhattan where approximately 120 Kansas legislators gathered to listen to presentations by representatives of Wichita State University, Kansas State University and Kansas University was a big success.
Floyd David Freeman
January 22, 2002
Tonganoxie Memorial services for Floyd David Freeman, 77, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Quisenberry Chapel. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Freeman died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Leavenworth.
Jordan scores 29 points in 105-101 setback
January 22, 2002
On a night when many of their fans showed up to see the opposing team’s best player, the Minnesota Timberwolves offered more reasons why they’re one of the NBA’s best teams. Kevin Garnett had 23 points and nine assists to offset Michael Jordan’s 29 points and lead Minnesota to a 105-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday.
Treatment of detainees at Guantanamo scrutinized
January 22, 2002
(Web Posted Tuesday at 6:56 a.m.) The treatment of detained terrorist suspects from the Afghanistan war is getting more scrutiny from the international community and a federal judge in Los Angeles.
Commitment to peace remembered in time of war
January 22, 2002
Under the shadow of America’s war on terrorism, thousands gathered across the country Monday to pay tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of unity and equality.
Battered Warner to practice this week
January 22, 2002
Kurt Warner bruised ribs in the St. Louis Rams’ playoff victory over Green Bay, but he isn’t expected to miss any practice time. Warner was hit by Vonnie Holliday after a 4-yard completion to Marshall Faulk in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 45-17 win Sunday.
Steelers, Rams advance due to reversal of fortunes
January 22, 2002
Bill Cowher’s forte as a player was special teams. His area of expertise as an assistant coach was defense. So what did the Pittsburgh coach want to talk about Monday? The Steelers’ offense.
Duncan to serve 48-hour sentence, pay $100 fine
January 22, 2002
(Updated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.) A Kansas University football player will serve two days in the Douglas County Jail and pay a $100 fine for shoplifting at a Lawrence discount store.
KU tapped 4th in league
January 22, 2002
Defending Big 12 champion Nebraska has been selected to repeat in a preseason softball coaches’ poll. Kansas was predicted to finish fourth in the 10-team league. Nebraska received seven of a possible nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and edged Oklahoma.
s victory over Oklahoma was hard but rewarding
January 22, 2002
The win helped Drew Gooden win the Big 12 Player of the Week award again, as well as put the Jayhawks back to No. 2.
s Newbery Medal
January 22, 2002
The story of an orphan living under a bridge in 12th century Korea won top honors in children’s literature Monday from the American Library Assn. “A Single Shard,” by Linda Sue Park, won the Newbery Medal, awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Hyla Elaine Holcom
January 22, 2002
Cassville, Mo. Graveside services for Hyla Elaine Holcom, 83, Battlefield, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mano Cemetery, Cassville. Mrs. Holcom died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Mercy Villa-St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield.
American Taliban likely to be flown from Navy ship to U.S. prison today
January 22, 2002
John Walker Lindh, the young American found fighting alongside the Taliban, will likely leave today for the United States, where he faces trial on charges of conspiring to kill fellow countrymen, U.S. officials said.
6News Video Report: Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration brings hundreds to Lied Center
January 22, 2002
The celebration songs and speeches reflected on the spiritual leader’s message.
Telephone solicitation restrictions proposed
January 22, 2002
The Federal Trade Commission plans to propose today new rules for reducing the annoyance of unwanted telephone solicitations as it begins to push for the establishment of a national “do-not-call” registry.
3 killed at U.S. cultural center
January 22, 2002
Attackers opened fire today at police officers guarding a U.S. government cultural center in Calcutta, killing at least three people, police said. Seven others including six police and a private security guard were wounded. No one was in the building when the shootout occurred, police officials said.
Demonstrators observe anniversary of Roe v. Wade
January 22, 2002
By Mike Belt Four women, seemingly unconscious, lay on the ground Monday afternoon at the northwest corner of Seventh and New Hampshire streets, their long dresses stained red. “Some people have honked. Some have just glared,” said Almas Sayeed, 23, Wichita, one of two demonstrators who stood nearby. She wore a George W. Bush mask to protest the president’s anti-abortion stance.
Scientists study crater of dinosaur-killing asteroid
January 22, 2002
Scientists have begun drilling a mile-deep hole into a huge underground crater that was left by a mountain-sized asteroid or comet that slammed into Earth 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs.
Russia hopes to limit U.S. missile defense
January 22, 2002
Russia hopes to negotiate agreements that would put limits on the U.S. missile defense program, a senior general said in an interview released Monday. The statement by Col. Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky is the first official indication that Russia is trying to get restrictions on the U.S. missile shield, although Washington has shown no willingness to bend.
s goal boosts Blues to ninth consecutive victory
January 22, 2002
Bryce Salvador scored with 2:12 left in overtime and the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive win, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Pavol Demitra, Keith Tkachuk and Mike Keane also scored for St. Louis, which won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods.
Scouts convene to trade wares
January 22, 2002
The barter economy was alive and well, as Boy Scouts from four states gathered in this south-central Kansas town for the 25th annual recreation of a mountain men’s rendezvous. Ten-year-old Josh Carroll of Hutchinson, for example, was looking to trade for rabbit pelts. The Webelos Scout’s possessions, including a turkey foot and pocketknife, were spread out in front of him.
Santa Cruz tops in least-affordable housing
January 22, 2002
San Francisco no longer tops the list for least-affordable housing in the nation, a distinction that now falls an hour and a half to the south to Santa Cruz. That result comes from the National Association of Home Builders, which compiles the list each year by comparing family incomes and home prices for metropolitan areas across the country.
Ravens bracing for changes
January 22, 2002
Elvis Grbac will be back as the Baltimore Ravens’ starting quarterback next season, yet the team surrounding him could have a decidedly different look. The advancing age of at least a half-dozen veterans, salary cap concerns and the possible retirement of several players means the Ravens will probably undergo a dramatic metamorphosis during the offseason.
s lesson pays off during current lapse
January 22, 2002
While oil, agriculture and aircraft manufacturing remain the bedrock of the Kansas economy, lessons learned 15 years ago are teaching lawmakers the value of diversifying the economy and training its workers.
Food distributor shelves Kmart
Fleming halts shipments, says discounter owes $78 million
January 22, 2002
A major food distributor said Monday that it had cut off most shipments to Kmart after the troubled discounter failed to make its regular weekly payment for deliveries. Fleming Cos. said Kmart, its largest customer, owes $78 million.
KU input helped lift economy since ‘80s
State’s lesson pays off during current lapse
January 22, 2002
While oil, agriculture and aircraft manufacturing remain the bedrock of the Kansas economy, lessons learned 15 years ago are teaching lawmakers the value of diversifying the economy and training its workers.