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Graves stands behind proposed cigarette tax increase
January 24, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:25 p.m.) Gov. Bill Graves refused Thursday to back away from his proposal to increase the cigarette tax by 65 cents a pack, even in the face of a rival plan supported by Senate Republican leaders.
Ashcroft: Lindh waived right to an attorney
January 24, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:22 p.m.) In his first court appearance, Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh told a federal judge “Yes I do, thank you” when asked Thursday if he understood charges that he conspired to kill his fellow Americans in Afghanistan.
Hutch, Schlagle favorites at FSHS tourney
January 24, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High will play a familiar foe today when it tips off its second annual Firebird Winter Classic. The FSHS girls (3-6) will play Olathe North (7-3) at 5:30 p.m. today in the Firebirds’ main gym. O-North beat Free State, 47-40, three weeks ago in a Sunflower League contest to start a four-game skid for FSHS, which hasn’t won since Dec. 20.
KU Basketball Notebook: Hinrich, Collison have hand in win
January 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Relief or happiness? “A little of both,” Kansas junior guard Kirk Hinrich said after the Jayhawks’ 88-81 basketball victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
Wyatt Horner
January 24, 2002
Private family graveside services for Wyatt Horner, infant son of Robert and Heidi Horner, Lawrence, will be at Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Winchester. Wyatt was stillborn Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Birth and Women’s Center of Topeka.
Wingert to sign
January 24, 2002
Lawrence High senior Troy Wingert will sign a letter of intent at 3:30 p.m. today in the LHS library to play baseball at Allen County Community College. Wingert is a catcher, first baseman and pitcher for LHS.
Spray services
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The Mothman Prophecies’
Mothman Prophecies’ uses true-life event as inspiration for atmospheric thriller
January 24, 2002
By Loey Lockerby There are two sure-fire ways to make a movie truly scary. One is to create an internal logic that closes in on the audience, building suspense by making everything horrifyingly inevitable. The other is to plunge viewers into a nightmare world, where every dark narrative corner contains some nerve-racking surprise. “The Mothman Prophecies” tries to do both, and never entirely succeeds at either.
Rose Cribbs
January 24, 2002
Havana Graveside services for Rose Cribbs, 75, Caney, formerly of Havana, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Havana Cemetery. A reception will follow the services at Havana City Hall. Mrs. Cribbs died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
On the record
January 24, 2002
On the record
January 24, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 24, 2002
Nebraska gets probation
January 24, 2002
For the first time in 16 years, the NCAA has put University of Nebraska athletics department on probation. The university was placed on two years probation Wednesday for multiple infractions by former wrestling and swimming coaches, mostly involving cash given to athletes.
Mildred E. Baird
January 24, 2002
Mary E. Coffman
January 24, 2002
In the halls
January 24, 2002
Contest winners
January 24, 2002
Here’s a look at winners in poster and essay contests sponsored by the Douglas County Conservation District:
Business Briefcase
January 24, 2002
Celera Genomics president moves into advisory role Aviation: Boeing cites Sept. 11 attacks for woes in fourth quarter Earnings: Wage gap between genders spreading, study discovers Banking: Earnings rise at Cap Fed Agriculture: Springlike weather can harm top Kansas wheat variety
Briefly
January 24, 2002
Washington: USS Carl Vinson returns Washington: Terror victims’ taxes eased India: Six suspects charged in attack on U.S. center
A special day
January 24, 2002
Area Briefs
January 24, 2002
Tip leads police to arrest Crime Stoppers suspect KU faculty members awarded Hall Center fellowships Lawrence teen-ager injured in accident Suspected crack, marijuana confiscated in house search Economic Development Board to select new co-chairman Planners to try again to rid county of 5-acre exemption
Daily Ticker
January 24, 2002
Daily Ticker
January 24, 2002
Dow Industrials +17.16, 9,730.96
Passing the tax
January 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plan currently in a Kansas Senate committee doesn’t solve the school funding issue; it just passes the buck At the beginning of the Kansas Legislature’s current session, Gov. Bill Graves and Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer predicted that legislators would introduce many “smoke and mirrors” budget proposals to deal with the state’s financial crunch.
Nebraska gets probation
January 24, 2002
For the first time in 16 years, the NCAA has put University of Nebraska athletics department on probation. The university was placed on two years probation Wednesday for multiple infractions by former wrestling and swimming coaches, mostly involving cash given to athletes.
Budget cuts could double
January 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman said Wednesday that the district’s budget nightmare might be twice as scary as previously thought. He said plans must be made to cut as much as $5 million of the district’s $85.8 million budget. That would cover possible reductions in state aid to schools and free up money for operating cost increases, including employee salary raises.
KU snaps Hilton hex - KANSAS 88, IOWA STATE 81
Jayhawks put end to five-game losing streak to Cyclones
January 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Hilton Hex is history. Kansas senior Jeff Boschee swished a three-point shot his fourth in four attempts with 36 seconds left, busting an 81-all tie and pacing No. 2 Kansas past gritty Iowa State, 88-81, on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
NHL Roundup: Lemieux propels Penguins
January 24, 2002
It would be unrealistic to expect any player to keep up this kind of scoring pace any player except Mario Lemieux, that is. Lemieux moved into seventh place on the NHL’s career scoring list with a five-point night two goals and three assists and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins beat Tampa Bay, 5-1, Wednesday in a costly loss to the Lightning.
NBA Roundup: Celtics turn back Pacers
Boston gets boost from unlikely sources in 98-94 win
January 24, 2002
In one of the rarest of rarities, someone other than Paul Pierce or Antoine Walker led the Celtics in scoring. Erick Strickland scored a season-high 22 points and Vitaly Potapenko added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boston to a 98-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Top 25 Women: Colorado stops ISU
January 24, 2002
If it wasn’t Britt Hartshorn making baskets inside, it was Kate Fagan nailing three-pointers. When Linda Lappe wasn’t hitting key shots, Sabrina Scott was. Hartshorn scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half, outdueling Iowa State’s Angie Welle, and No. 20 Colorado beat the No. 14 Cyclones 86-73 on Wednesday night.
Big 12 Men: A&M stuns Texas
January 24, 2002
Bernard King scored 30 points to lead Texas A&M to an 80-74 victory over No. 24 Texas on Wednesday night, the Aggies first win in Austin since 1987. The loss also snapped Texas’ 28-game winning streak over in-state opponents. The last time the Longhorns (13-5, 4-1 Big 12) lost to an in-state opponent was at Houston in the opening game of the 1998-99 season.
Top 25 Men: Terps whip Wake
January 24, 2002
With two starters in early foul trouble, No. 3 Maryland turned to an unlikely shooter and a trio of reserves to continue its dominance over Wake Forest. Steve Blake, who averages just five shots a game, scored 19 points Wednesday night and the bench contributed 27 points to lead Maryland to an 85-63 victory over No. 21 Wake Forest, the Terrapins’ sixth straight win over the Demon Deacons.
Gooden inspired by KU’s Iowans
Forward celebrates with postgame spike
January 24, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden might hail from California, but he wanted Wednesday night’s 88-81 victory over Iowa State just as badly as the Jayhawks’ Iowans did.
ISU frustrated by close loss
Eustachy drained after Cyclones falter down stretch
January 24, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Following Wednesday night’s heartbreaking home loss, Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy appeared as if he’d been through a heavyweight boxing match. Or at least the media conference prior to a title fight.
Free State tops LHS
January 24, 2002
A 2-4-6 finish in the next-to-last event the 100 breaststroke by Free State’s Chris Sellon, Brent Crouse and Tyler Carmody gave the Firebirds the lead for good, and FSHS edged Lawrence High to win the team title at the Olathe South Invitational on Wednesday.
Firebirds dominate Lancers, Cougars
January 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High honored its senior wrestlers before the Firebirds’ final home double-dual, but it was a sophomore who got things going Wednesday night at FSHS. Brett Shoffner’s 5-2 decision over Shawnee Mission East’s Bobby Gillenwater lit a fire in a Firebird squad that went on to win the rest of its matches in a 57-18 dual victory.
Hingis eliminates Seles
Three-time champ reaches sixth straight Australian final
January 24, 2002
Three-time champion Martina Hingis beat Monica Seles 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 today to advanced to her sixth straight Australian Open final. Hingis overcame Seles’ power with her agility, often grunting in an effort to reach Seles’ blasts, and sometimes screeching when she came up short.
Dwindling federal surplus boosts drive for stimulus
January 24, 2002
Republicans and Democrats agreed to resurrect economic stimulus legislation Wednesday as they returned for an election-year session of Congress, their efforts given urgency by evidence of rapidly eroding budget surpluses.
Students want tuition study
Committee would include student senators, administrators, faculty, staff
January 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University student senators have laid the groundwork for a campuswide committee to discuss proposed tuition increases. Senators said they hoped the committee, which would include students, faculty, staff and administrators, would lead to a tuition proposal that pleases all groups.
Gamers connect with competition
Local area networks make video contests a group event
January 24, 2002
By Jim Baker When it comes to playing computer games, other people tend to make better adversaries than a computer. That’s because people are unpredictable, and they can come up with an unlimited number of strategies.
Topsoil protection worth the effort
January 24, 2002
Our planet needs topsoil good topsoil. We get our food from good topsoil. So do the animals. Topsoil is more than just dirt. It has minerals for growing, as well as organic matter. This topsoil is very important to us.
Bush, Clinton
January 24, 2002
Aging advantage
January 24, 2002
Family believes in conservation
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Dean Nieder has lived in his entire life in Douglas County, where he has continued and expanded conservation measures started by his father in the 1930s. “It saves our soil from leaving our farm as much as possible,” he said. “I think that’s the big winner just keeping the soil where it belongs. Conservation helps you do that.”
Andersen auditor to refuse to testify
Lead accountant won’t help Congress with Enron investigation without immunity
January 24, 2002
Enron’s lead outside auditor will refuse to testify today before Congress about his role in the destruction of financial documents, his lawyer said. With a House panel nonetheless compelling the Arthur Andersen auditor, David Duncan, to show up at its hearing, Congress’ public inquiry into the shredding of documents is headed for a dramatic opening.
Incentives may boost quail numbers
Loss of quality habitat to blame for decrease in birds’ population
January 24, 2002
To early settlers, the Northern Bobwhite Quail became an immediate favorite from the world of birds. Whether you are listening to it whistle its familiar “bob-white” tune in the spring and summer or hunting quail in the fall and winter, it is plain to see why it has remained a favorite for so many people.
Since retirement, Rodewald’s been busy with conservation
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Richard Rodewald retired from General Motors 10 years ago at age 55 and has been “busy ever since.” A lot of his energy has gone into planting trees on some of his 270 acres south of Eudora.
Workshop to address carbon sequestration issues
January 24, 2002
A two-day workshop on carbon sequestration and its effects on the future of Kansas agriculture is set for Feb. 12-13 in Salina. Sponsored by the Kansas Coalition for Carbon Management, the workshop will look at the method of improving soil, water and air quality while yielding economic benefits, said J.D. Rector of Sedan.
Cattle rancher cautious about overgrazing
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Gary Creten keeps a close watch on his 1,400 acres of cattle pasture in Douglas County. “I just kind of watch my P’s and Q’s on it and make sure that I don’t overgraze, and move the cattle to different paddocks,” he said.
Contest winners
January 24, 2002
Here’s a look at winners in poster and essay contests sponsored by the Douglas County Conservation District:
Third of public expects attack
January 24, 2002
One-third of the public in an Associated Press poll believes a terrorist attack is likely at the Winter Olympics next month in Salt Lake City. The number concerned about terrorism at the Olympics at a site protected by a $300 million security effort was about half the amount in recent polls who fear an attack is likely somewhere in the United States in the near future.
City, conservationists restore wetland
Project undertaken in 2000 near Eagle Bend Golf Course includes walking trail, grasslands
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A unique partnership between the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and area conservation organizations resulted in a 156-acre restored wetland near Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Terracing a Jehle family tradition
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Soil conservation is a family tradition for Harold Jehle. In the 1930s, his father was among the first to enroll a family farm in a terracing program. That and other conservation measures have kept the land productive for the more than 100 years the Jehle family has lived in Douglas County.
Annual meeting scheduled Monday
January 24, 2002
The Douglas County Conservation District will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. The Kansas Bankers Assn. will present awards to three farm families for their conservation efforts. Winners are Don Hazlett, Harold Jehle and Dean Neider.
Rose Cribbs
January 24, 2002
Campaign taps new treasurer
January 24, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger’s campaign organization has a new treasurer, Topeka accountant Kirk Wiesner. He took over after the end of the year from Rep. John Edmonds of Great Bend, who was also treasurer for Shallenburger’s successful campaign for state treasurer in 1998.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Parting shot - Ship to shore by Warren Frick 01/24/2002
January 24, 2002
Cities promised help with anti-terrorism costs
January 24, 2002
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge assured mayors Wednesday that his anti-terrorism plan would include provisions to help cities shoulder some but not anywhere near all the costs of additional police officers, equipment and training.
Friends and neighbors
January 24, 2002
Friends and neighbors
January 24, 2002
Friends and former roommates at Kansas University, Mark Hannifan, left, Leawood, and Dale Martens, Lawrence, traveled to Princeton, N.J., to watch the Princeton-KU basketball game Dec. 12. Both said that the Princeton campus was fabulous almost as pretty as Mount Oread. Martens submitted the photograph. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For more Friends and Neighbors, go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
Snowy owl sightings surprise Sunflower State birdwatchers
January 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney More common in the land of the caribou and the lemming, snowy owls are a rare sight here in the Sunflower State. But this year, Kansas birdwatchers are reporting unusually high numbers of the majestic bird whose wings span wide as a church door.
Committee would include student senators, administrators, faculty, staff
January 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University student senators have laid the groundwork for a campuswide committee to discuss proposed tuition increases. Senators said they hoped the committee, which would include students, faculty, staff and administrators, would lead to a tuition proposal that pleases all groups.
Retail giant poised to dethrone Exxon Mobil as largest company
January 24, 2002
Forty years after Sam Walton opened his first Wal-Mart in Rogers, Ark., the 4,150-store global chain is about to overtake Exxon Mobil Corp. to become the biggest company in the world.
Rebate checks causing confusion
January 24, 2002
The only new line on this year’s 1040 tax form is causing confusion among many taxpayers, prompting the IRS to issue some guidance Wednesday about how to treat last year’s rebate checks.
Commodities
January 24, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.70; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.01. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.01. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.73; corn, $1.81; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $4.01. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.03. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.06. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.84; soybeans, $4.06.
A special day
January 24, 2002
To the editor: On Jan. 21 Lawrence residents from all walks of life gathered for the 17th time in our city to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While the speakers and programs each year have been excellent, this 2002 event was something special. As the program moved from speaker to speaker, and from one excellent musical group to another, in addition to remembering Dr. King and his work (and being reminded that we still have a lot of work to do), I felt a growing sense of intense pride for being a part of such a great community.
College affordability study erred in ratings
January 24, 2002
A study that found hundreds of colleges were difficult for low-income families to afford misclassified 111 schools, the foundation that produced the study disclosed Wednesday. Eighty-two of the mislabeled schools should have been rated as more affordable by the Lumina Foundation for Education, while 29 were actually less affordable, the foundation said.
Hearst promises to testify against SLA members
January 24, 2002
Patricia Hearst said that Sara Jane Olson and members of the Symbionese Liberation Army charged with murder in a 1975 bank robbery were dedicated revolutionaries who had their “own little jihad” going.
ID theft top fraud complaint of 2001
January 24, 2002
Identity bandits victimized thousands of people last year, stealing their financial information and branding some with criminal records. This fast-growing crime accounts for more than 40 percent of consumer-fraud complaints.
County to explore plan for park
January 24, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners are enthusiastic about a proposal to restore Wells Overlook Park to its original prairie condition, but first they want a committee to study the feasibility of the plan.
On the street
January 24, 2002
Asked at Ekdahl DIning Commons What would you do for front row seats at the Missouri-KU basketball game?
Dwindling federal surplus boosts drive for stimulus
January 24, 2002
Republicans and Democrats agreed to resurrect economic stimulus legislation Wednesday as they returned for an election-year session of Congress, their efforts given urgency by evidence of rapidly eroding budget surpluses.
Three-time champ reaches sixth straight Australian final
January 24, 2002
Three-time champion Martina Hingis beat Monica Seles 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 today to advanced to her sixth straight Australian Open final. Hingis overcame Seles’ power with her agility, often grunting in an effort to reach Seles’ blasts, and sometimes screeching when she came up short.
M stuns Texas
January 24, 2002
Bernard King scored 30 points to lead Texas A&M to an 80-74 victory over No. 24 Texas on Wednesday night, the Aggies first win in Austin since 1987. The loss also snapped Texas’ 28-game winning streak over in-state opponents. The last time the Longhorns (13-5, 4-1 Big 12) lost to an in-state opponent was at Houston in the opening game of the 1998-99 season.
Freshmen Wecker, Koehn help send Jayhawks to seventh straight setback
January 24, 2002
Kendra Wecker missed her first three shots Wednesday night. After that, she was perfect. The resilient freshman was 8-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc, and scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 11 Kansas State to a 72-59 victory over Kansas.
Third of public expects attack
January 24, 2002
One-third of the public in an Associated Press poll believes a terrorist attack is likely at the Winter Olympics next month in Salt Lake City. The number concerned about terrorism at the Olympics at a site protected by a $300 million security effort was about half the amount in recent polls who fear an attack is likely somewhere in the United States in the near future.
THE MAG: Parting shot - Ship to shore by Warren Frick 01/24/2002
January 24, 2002
Ship to shore by Warren Frick
Area band bridges gap between white belts and spiked belts
January 24, 2002
By Geoff Harkness Some bands want to change the world with their music, but Esau just wants to increase the peace between local belt-wearers.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
Singles 1. “U Got It Bad,” Usher
THE MAG: Movie Listings
January 24, 2002
Amélie The latest entry from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Delicatessen,” “City of Lost Children”) is not so much a movie as it is a two-hour orgy of whimsy. Jeunet’s already vivid imagination goes into overdrive on this one, but fortunately the characters are as delightful as the visual effects are stunning. The charming Audrey Tautou stars as the title character, a waitress whose hyperactive fantasy life leads her to do secret favors for those around her. Fortunately, Jeunet and Tautou portray Amélie more as someone who is observant of things most people ignore than as somebody who’s delusional. The film’s conclusion that life is better when we think of others is simple and even a bit hackneyed, but the abundant wit and invention that run through the film keep it vital. “Amélie” subdues its audience with a contagious optimism, and thanks to Jeunet’s stylishness, that hope endures. (R) — DL
Ashcroft: Lindh waived right to an attorney
January 24, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 12:22 p.m.) In his first court appearance, Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh told a federal judge “Yes I do, thank you” when asked Thursday if he understood charges that he conspired to kill his fellow Americans in Afghanistan.
Local area networks make video contests a group event
January 24, 2002
By Jim Baker When it comes to playing computer games, other people tend to make better adversaries than a computer. That’s because people are unpredictable, and they can come up with an unlimited number of strategies.
Mary E. Coffman
January 24, 2002
Services for Mary E. Coffman, 90, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will be at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Coffman died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Topeka Health Care Center. She was a longtime resident of Lawrence and had spent the past six years with her daughter in Topeka.
Mailand
January 24, 2002
Tonganoxie Services for Vaneta “Jinx” Mailand, 62, McLouth, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Mailand died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at her home.
Topsoil protection worth the effort
January 24, 2002
Our planet needs topsoil good topsoil. We get our food from good topsoil. So do the animals. Topsoil is more than just dirt. It has minerals for growing, as well as organic matter. This topsoil is very important to us.
Workshop to address carbon sequestration issues
January 24, 2002
A two-day workshop on carbon sequestration and its effects on the future of Kansas agriculture is set for Feb. 12-13 in Salina. Sponsored by the Kansas Coalition for Carbon Management, the workshop will look at the method of improving soil, water and air quality while yielding economic benefits, said J.D. Rector of Sedan.
Contest gives Kansans a chance to branch out
January 24, 2002
A bundle of tree and shrub seedlings that attract songbirds will be the prize for 10 winners in the Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program’s annual trivia contest. The contest is open to any Kansan. The prize is an expert-selected group of 20 seedlings.
Annual meeting scheduled Monday
January 24, 2002
The Douglas County Conservation District will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. The Kansas Bankers Assn. will present awards to three farm families for their conservation efforts. Winners are Don Hazlett, Harold Jehle and Dean Neider.
Vesta Finch
January 24, 2002
Clinton, Iowa Services for Vesta Finch, 83, Clinton, will be at 1:30 a.m. today at Clinton Chapel Snell-Zorniq-Dennis A. Lemke Funeral Homes and Crematory. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Finch died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Bickford Cottage, Clinton.
Project undertaken in 2000 near Eagle Bend Golf Course includes walking trail, grasslands
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess A unique partnership between the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and area conservation organizations resulted in a 156-acre restored wetland near Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Cattle rancher cautious about overgrazing
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Gary Creten keeps a close watch on his 1,400 acres of cattle pasture in Douglas County. “I just kind of watch my P’s and Q’s on it and make sure that I don’t overgraze, and move the cattle to different paddocks,” he said.
s been busy with conservation
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Richard Rodewald retired from General Motors 10 years ago at age 55 and has been “busy ever since.” A lot of his energy has gone into planting trees on some of his 270 acres south of Eudora.
Family believes in conservation
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Dean Nieder has lived in his entire life in Douglas County, where he has continued and expanded conservation measures started by his father in the 1930s. “It saves our soil from leaving our farm as much as possible,” he said. “I think that’s the big winner just keeping the soil where it belongs. Conservation helps you do that.”
World Online report: Jayhawks end Cyclone skid, 88-81
January 24, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 10:39 p.m.) This was supposed to be easy. Iowa State, having lost two of their best players from a year ago, own one of the few overall losing records in the Big 12. Tonight they played like the Cyclones that had previously beat Kansas five straight times.
Terracing a Jehle family tradition
January 24, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess Soil conservation is a family tradition for Harold Jehle. In the 1930s, his father was among the first to enroll a family farm in a terracing program. That and other conservation measures have kept the land productive for the more than 100 years the Jehle family has lived in Douglas County.
Aging advantage
January 24, 2002
To the editor: In a few weeks, the Personal Actions To Health (PATH) program will begin again. It is offered to individuals over the age of 55. The eight-week course is designed to help older adults develop a healthier lifestyle through nutrition and exercise. I took the course in the last session, and I have benefited in many ways. I have regained my flexibility, strength, endurance, agility/balance and coordination. We’ve learned to gently exercise our joints and muscles from our “eyes to our ankles.”
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
Nation Briefs
January 24, 2002
Alaska: Spilled Exxon Valdez oil lingers under shoreline New Mexico: Research balloon sets record over Antarctica Texas: Nuclear plant cited for waste violations Florida: ‘Three strikes’ law ruled unconstitutional
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’
The Count of Monte Cristo’ can’t triumph over bland action scenes and miscasting
January 24, 2002
By Dan Lybarger Adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ novels pop up on movie screens with the regularity of seasonal foliage. With their combinations of adventure, romance and scenic locales, it’s a safe bet the 19th century writer could be on the A-list for some time to come. Sadly, many of the recent takes on his books (such as the Leonardo DiCaprio version of “The Man in the Iron Mask” and last fall’s “The Musketeer”) slice through the material with dull blades.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 24, 2002
IN 1977 There were no injuries when a natural gas explosion virtually demolished a two-story house at 1831 Ind. Damage was assessed at $100,000 in the neighborhood, where many windows were blown out, including some in nearby Lawrence High School. The home belonged to Helen Anne Polz, who was in the living room with her daughter, Margaret, a Kansas University student, when the blast occurred.
Briefly
January 24, 2002
Washington: USS Carl Vinson returns Washington: Terror victims’ taxes eased India: Six suspects charged in attack on U.S. center
6Sports video report: KU women still winless in Big 12
January 24, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawk women’s loss to the Kansas State Wildcats.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk men break five game Iowa State skid
January 24, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU meeting with Iowa State that ended KU’s five game losing skid to them.
Bush, Clinton
January 24, 2002
To the editor: The difference between Bush having “political relations” with Kenneth Lay and Clinton having “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky is that Clinton’s indiscretion didn’t change our lives one way or the other. The similarity is that they both lied.
Horoscopes
January 24, 2002
For Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, those with birthdays today: Your sense of direction comes through time and time again. Do not hesitate to ask for more of what you want from others in your life. You will feel the need to express your creativity in a valid, concrete form. Share your ideas more often. If single, you will meet many people and discover that you could have your pick of suitors. If attached, the two of you will create much more of what you want together. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Free State tops LHS
January 24, 2002
A 2-4-6 finish in the next-to-last event the 100 breaststroke by Free State’s Chris Sellon, Brent Crouse and Tyler Carmody gave the Firebirds the lead for good, and FSHS edged Lawrence High to win the team title at the Olathe South Invitational on Wednesday.
Top 25 Men: Terps whip Wake
January 24, 2002
With two starters in early foul trouble, No. 3 Maryland turned to an unlikely shooter and a trio of reserves to continue its dominance over Wake Forest. Steve Blake, who averages just five shots a game, scored 19 points Wednesday night and the bench contributed 27 points to lead Maryland to an 85-63 victory over No. 21 Wake Forest, the Terrapins’ sixth straight win over the Demon Deacons.
t triumph over bland action scenes and miscasting
January 24, 2002
By Dan Lybarger Adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ novels pop up on movie screens with the regularity of seasonal foliage. With their combinations of adventure, romance and scenic locales, it’s a safe bet the 19th century writer could be on the A-list for some time to come. Sadly, many of the recent takes on his books (such as the Leonardo DiCaprio version of “The Man in the Iron Mask” and last fall’s “The Musketeer”) slice through the material with dull blades.
s peak
January 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum “One of the best things that was ever said to me was, ‘Do you really want this?’ That rings in my ear all the time,” says Adema singer Mark “Marky” Chavez. “Because when it’s freezing cold and you miss your chick and you miss home, you start questioning yourself. But do I want this life? (Expletive) yeah I do.”
THE MAG: News of the Weird
January 24, 2002
Lead stories On Jan. 1, John Guth, 32, and Jeff Tweiten, 24, set up outside the Cinerama theater in Seattle, where they announced they intended to await the public sale of tickets for “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” scheduled for release May 16. Tweiten said he was actually engaged in an art project on “waiting for something;” he keeps a log of his experience and originally wanted to await the film for two years. “I’m becoming very aware just how long an hour is,” he said, and “what happens in an hour.” The film’s distributors have not even confirmed that the film will be shown at the Cinerama.
CNN hires Chung for evening news show
January 24, 2002
CNN has hired Connie Chung away from ABC News to be the anchor of a nightly news show, ratcheting up the stakes in a heated competition among cable news networks. Chung’s hiring is the splashiest move yet by CNN in its ongoing war with Fox News Channel, which has made inroads against CNN’s former monopoly in cable news mostly through its lineup of colorful prime-time talk shows.
Governors facing economic challenges
January 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Congress returns to work this week in a grim mood. Its members are bolstered by polls showing broad public approval of incumbents, but most are well aware that this popularity will be hard to sustain.
Maintenance expenses prove less costly than major repairs
January 24, 2002
Way back in the ‘70s there was a commercial on television where a mechanic held up an oil filter and said “you can pay me a little now or pay me a lot later.” The commercial was pointing out that replacing your vehicle’s oil filter was less expensive than replacing the engine.
Choice seats to KU-MU game on line for student campers
January 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Allen Fieldhouse looks like a campground. Dozens of students line the arena’s concourse in hopes of nabbing premium seats to Monday’s home basketball game against Missouri. “It’ll be worth it,” said camper Kayla Schippers. “It’s Missouri our big rival.”
6News video: Cottonwood Inc. receives national recognition
January 24, 2002
Cottonwood Inc., which works with special populations in Lawrence, has received a national award.
American Taliban in court today
January 24, 2002
John Walker Lindh, who allegedly fought for the Taliban, will appear this morning in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to respond to charges that he plotted to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan and aided terrorists, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
District busy at improving water quality
January 24, 2002
Since 1998, the Douglas County Conservation District has been involved in implementing water quality funds through the nonpoint source cost share program, part of the governor’s water quality initiative.
Rural areas marked by change
January 24, 2002
I grew up in rural Douglas County in the ‘60s, when things were much different. But I also look at my parents and grandparents and think of the changes they have seen. My grandpa (born in 1895) in his younger years was on a cattle drive. He broke horses and mule teams for farm work.
Forward celebrates with postgame spike
January 24, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University junior forward Drew Gooden might hail from California, but he wanted Wednesday night’s 88-81 victory over Iowa State just as badly as the Jayhawks’ Iowans did.
Eustachy drained after Cyclones falter down stretch
January 24, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Following Wednesday night’s heartbreaking home loss, Iowa State basketball coach Larry Eustachy appeared as if he’d been through a heavyweight boxing match. Or at least the media conference prior to a title fight.
Two sides of Musharraf
January 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group A military career has embedded caution in the character of Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani general who seized power in 1999 to save himself from jail and possible execution. The readings and briefings I sampled before meeting him did not fully prepare me for that impression.
6News video: Cottonwood Inc. receives national recognition
January 24, 2002
Cottonwood Inc., which works with special populations in Lawrence, has received a national award.
K-State women hold off KU - No. 11 Kansas State 72, Kansas 59
Freshmen Wecker, Koehn help send Jayhawks to seventh straight setback
January 24, 2002
Kendra Wecker missed her first three shots Wednesday night. After that, she was perfect. The resilient freshman was 8-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc, and scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 11 Kansas State to a 72-59 victory over Kansas.
Binns services
January 24, 2002
Vaneta “Jinx” Mailand
January 24, 2002
Wyatt Horner
January 24, 2002
CNN hires Chung for evening news show
January 24, 2002
CNN has hired Connie Chung away from ABC News to be the anchor of a nightly news show, ratcheting up the stakes in a heated competition among cable news networks. Chung’s hiring is the splashiest move yet by CNN in its ongoing war with Fox News Channel, which has made inroads against CNN’s former monopoly in cable news mostly through its lineup of colorful prime-time talk shows.
Giuliani likely subject of TV movie
Company purchases rights to former mayor’s biography
January 24, 2002
A film company has purchased the rights to a biography of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and is expected to make Giuliani’s story into a television movie. The company, Five Mile River Films, bought the screen rights to “Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City,” by Andrew Kirtzman, a political correspondent for local TV station New York 1.
Mariah Carey no longer a Virgin
January 24, 2002
After less than a year and a flop album, Mariah Carey is leaving Virgin Records with a deal giving her $49 million. EMI, Virgin’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that it would pay the 31-year-old diva $28 million to end their association, which was to last for several albums to the tune of $100 million.
Somalis flock to bootleg ‘Black Hawk’
January 24, 2002
The images projected onto a wall were blurred and the sound wobbly, but there was no mistaking it was a bootleg version of the film “Black Hawk Down” especially when the young Somali men in the audience jumped up and cheered after an American helicopter was hit by Somali gunmen and crashed.
County to explore plan for park
January 24, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Douglas County commissioners are enthusiastic about a proposal to restore Wells Overlook Park to its original prairie condition, but first they want a committee to study the feasibility of the plan.
ID theft top fraud complaint of 2001
January 24, 2002
Identity bandits victimized thousands of people last year, stealing their financial information and branding some with criminal records. This fast-growing crime accounts for more than 40 percent of consumer-fraud complaints.
Hearst promises to testify against SLA members
January 24, 2002
Patricia Hearst said that Sara Jane Olson and members of the Symbionese Liberation Army charged with murder in a 1975 bank robbery were dedicated revolutionaries who had their “own little jihad” going.
College affordability study erred in ratings
January 24, 2002
A study that found hundreds of colleges were difficult for low-income families to afford misclassified 111 schools, the foundation that produced the study disclosed Wednesday. Eighty-two of the mislabeled schools should have been rated as more affordable by the Lumina Foundation for Education, while 29 were actually less affordable, the foundation said.
Keep the blue light burning
January 24, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Attention Kmart schleppers! If you, like me, can think of no better place to buy Elmo undies, $7 slippers and delectable Little Debbie cakes coated with paper-thin artificial fudge, you will agree: Kmart is an American institution.
Coach’s success
January 24, 2002
Rebate checks causing confusion
January 24, 2002
The only new line on this year’s 1040 tax form is causing confusion among many taxpayers, prompting the IRS to issue some guidance Wednesday about how to treat last year’s rebate checks.
Wal-Mart set to lead world
Retail giant poised to dethrone Exxon Mobil as largest company
January 24, 2002
Forty years after Sam Walton opened his first Wal-Mart in Rogers, Ark., the 4,150-store global chain is about to overtake Exxon Mobil Corp. to become the biggest company in the world.
Roundabouts keep traffic going slowly in circles
January 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Paul Blake says traffic has slowed in his neighborhood. Cars used to go too fast by his house in the 700 block of Michigan Street, he said, until the city installed a “traffic circle” at Eighth Street.
Brotherly duo holds kinship record
Program’s first match remains its longest
January 24, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Jake Butler’s a little brother who isn’t so little anymore. The 16-year-old Lawrence High football player is one-half of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County’s longest-running big-brother, little-brother relationship. Brett Fuller, 35, is the other half.
Banker to add new title: Kansan of the Year
January 24, 2002
By Mark Fagan He’s owned radio and TV stations in Kansas, headed the fish and wildlife commission in Kansas and led the chamber of commerce in Kansas. Come Friday night, Ross Beach tops his exploits off with a new title: Kansan of the Year.
Snowy owl sightings surprise Sunflower State birdwatchers
January 24, 2002
By Dave Ranney More common in the land of the caribou and the lemming, snowy owls are a rare sight here in the Sunflower State. But this year, Kansas birdwatchers are reporting unusually high numbers of the majestic bird whose wings span wide as a church door.
Weapons cache confiscated in Afghanistan
January 24, 2002
U.S. special forces and their Afghan allies confiscated thousands of weapons from a local warlord Wednesday, officials said, as troops pressed the search for Taliban and al-Qaida renegades in southern Afghanistan.
Reward for anthrax information doubled
January 24, 2002
After four months without an arrest, federal authorities Wednesday doubled the reward to $2.5 million for information leading to the capture of whoever sent four letters tainted with anthrax.
American Taliban in court today
January 24, 2002
John Walker Lindh, who allegedly fought for the Taliban, will appear this morning in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to respond to charges that he plotted to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan and aided terrorists, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Conservation’s importance a constant
Rural areas marked by change
January 24, 2002
I grew up in rural Douglas County in the ‘60s, when things were much different. But I also look at my parents and grandparents and think of the changes they have seen. My grandpa (born in 1895) in his younger years was on a cattle drive. He broke horses and mule teams for farm work.
Conservation structures best paid for now
Maintenance expenses prove less costly than major repairs
January 24, 2002
Way back in the ‘70s there was a commercial on television where a mechanic held up an oil filter and said “you can pay me a little now or pay me a lot later.” The commercial was pointing out that replacing your vehicle’s oil filter was less expensive than replacing the engine.
THE MAG: Spinning the Web - Making waves on the Web
Controversy rages over origins of useless sports traditions
January 24, 2002
By Michael Newman They don’t call it a laptop for nothing.
THE MAG: Out of Bounds - Painful scalp condition
Scoring tickets to a Jayhawks/Sooners game proves difficult for columnist
January 24, 2002
By Seth Jones There’s always karma. Sometimes I forget that.
THE MAG: Movie Listings
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Reality Check
Military advisors add to the authenticity of the hit move ‘Black Hawk Down’
January 24, 2002
By Dan Lybarger Hollywood may be the fantasy capital of the world, but one man has made it his business to keep filmmakers from straying too far from reality.
THE MAG: Cover Story - Earning your OWN name
Adema capitalizes on family values while making its way from Cali to nl’s peak
January 24, 2002
By Jon Niccum “One of the best things that was ever said to me was, ‘Do you really want this?’ That rings in my ear all the time,” says Adema singer Mark “Marky” Chavez. “Because when it’s freezing cold and you miss your chick and you miss home, you start questioning yourself. But do I want this life? (Expletive) yeah I do.”
THE MAG: Broken dreams
Independence’s Broken Cowboys reach for the country-music industry brass ring
January 24, 2002
By Geoff Harkness The True Value Country Music Showdown is the kind of gig that most twangy groups spend lifetimes dreaming about. But it’s reality for the six aspiring country acts gathered at Kemper Arena, including Broken Cowboys, an Independence, Mo., quintet that won two previous battles-of-the-band to get here. The top dog will travel on to Nashville and perform at the Grand Ole Opry, competing with three others in a prestigious, televised finale.
What’s new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
January 24, 2002
Boston gets boost from unlikely sources in 98-94 win
January 24, 2002
In one of the rarest of rarities, someone other than Paul Pierce or Antoine Walker led the Celtics in scoring. Erick Strickland scored a season-high 22 points and Vitaly Potapenko added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boston to a 98-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
THE MAG: Calendar
January 24, 2002
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Mariah Carey no longer a Virgin
January 24, 2002
After less than a year and a flop album, Mariah Carey is leaving Virgin Records with a deal giving her $49 million. EMI, Virgin’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that it would pay the 31-year-old diva $28 million to end their association, which was to last for several albums to the tune of $100 million.
January 24, 2002
The images projected onto a wall were blurred and the sound wobbly, but there was no mistaking it was a bootleg version of the film “Black Hawk Down” especially when the young Somali men in the audience jumped up and cheered after an American helicopter was hit by Somali gunmen and crashed.
Reward for anthrax information doubled
January 24, 2002
After four months without an arrest, federal authorities Wednesday doubled the reward to $2.5 million for information leading to the capture of whoever sent four letters tainted with anthrax.
s Mag, with Jon Niccum
January 24, 2002
Whats new in this week’s Mag, with Jon Niccum
6Sports video report: KU women still winless in Big 12
January 24, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawk women’s loss to the Kansas State Wildcats.
Campaign taps new treasurer
January 24, 2002
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Shallenburger’s campaign organization has a new treasurer, Topeka accountant Kirk Wiesner. He took over after the end of the year from Rep. John Edmonds of Great Bend, who was also treasurer for Shallenburger’s successful campaign for state treasurer in 1998.
Roundabouts keep traffic going slowly in circles
January 24, 2002
By Joel Mathis Paul Blake says traffic has slowed in his neighborhood. Cars used to go too fast by his house in the 700 block of Michigan Street, he said, until the city installed a “traffic circle” at Eighth Street.
s success
January 24, 2002
To the editor: After reading Roger Powell’s “coaching move” letter in Monday’s Journal-World, I must cordially invite him to peruse the 2001-2002 Kansas women’s basketball game program. Contained within this program (available at all KU women’s basketball games) are three paragraphs which highlight Coach Washington’s impressive contributions to the University of Kansas and to women’s basketball.
Top 25 Women: Colorado stops ISU
January 24, 2002
If it wasn’t Britt Hartshorn making baskets inside, it was Kate Fagan nailing three-pointers. When Linda Lappe wasn’t hitting key shots, Sabrina Scott was. Hartshorn scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half, outdueling Iowa State’s Angie Welle, and No. 20 Colorado beat the No. 14 Cyclones 86-73 on Wednesday night.
s biography
January 24, 2002
A film company has purchased the rights to a biography of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and is expected to make Giuliani’s story into a television movie. The company, Five Mile River Films, bought the screen rights to “Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City,” by Andrew Kirtzman, a political correspondent for local TV station New York 1.
Spray services
January 24, 2002
Memorial services for Chester B. Spray, 83, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He donated his body to Kansas University Medical Center. Mr. Spray died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2002
Modern rock tracks 1. “Blurry,” Puddle Of Mudd
Kansas keeps busy updating nonpoint source pollution management
January 24, 2002
All good efforts start with a game plan. Successful sports teams all have a game plan going into the game. The commentators sometimes say “sticking to their game plan” or “taking the opponent out of their game plan” is the key to winning the game.
uniqueness necessitate precision farming
January 24, 2002
The term precision farming is being used a lot lately around farm circles. What does it mean? I’ve attended a couple of conferences on precision farming and heard from extension specialists, agribusiness people and farmers who are using various precision agriculture tools.
KU Basketball Notebook: Hinrich, Collison have hand in win
January 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore Relief or happiness? “A little of both,” Kansas junior guard Kirk Hinrich said after the Jayhawks’ 88-81 basketball victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
Mildred E. Baird
January 24, 2002
Hiawatha Graveside services for Mildred E. Baird, 91, Linwood, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Mrs. Baird died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at CLC of Olathe.
Sound off
January 24, 2002
I received a publication from the city of Lawrence called “The Flame.” I’m wondering who works on this, how much time was spent on it, cost of printing it, cost of mailing it, who it is mailed to, and what purpose it serves? “The Flame is the city’s newsletter that shares information about city services and issues with community leaders, including neighborhood association and business leaders,” said Lisa Patterson, the city’s communications coordinator. Patterson manages production of the newsletter. “Printing cost for the December issue was $720, and mailing cost was $228.”
s antics could prevent the richest fight in history
January 24, 2002
You know that Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight we’ve all been waiting on the past six years? It’s over. We missed it. Their brawl ended in a blink or for you skeptics a wink. It doesn’t matter whether the melee Tuesday was real, staged or choreographed by Michael “Lord of the Dance” Flatley.
population
January 24, 2002
To early settlers, the Northern Bobwhite Quail became an immediate favorite from the world of birds. Whether you are listening to it whistle its familiar “bob-white” tune in the spring and summer or hunting quail in the fall and winter, it is plain to see why it has remained a favorite for so many people.
Wingert to sign
January 24, 2002
Lawrence High senior Troy Wingert will sign a letter of intent at 3:30 p.m. today in the LHS library to play baseball at Allen County Community College. Wingert is a catcher, first baseman and pitcher for LHS.
Births
January 24, 2002
Matthew and Kendall Grammer, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. Brett Shackelford and Renee Shackelford, Lawrence, a boy, Wednesday.
Horoscopes
January 24, 2002
Passing the tax
January 24, 2002
Journal-World Editorial A plan currently in a Kansas Senate committee doesn’t solve the school funding issue; it just passes the buck At the beginning of the Kansas Legislature’s current session, Gov. Bill Graves and Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer predicted that legislators would introduce many “smoke and mirrors” budget proposals to deal with the state’s financial crunch.
Plan to increase sin taxes wins key backing
January 24, 2002
A proposal to raise tobacco and alcohol taxes has emerged quickly as the top option for addressing the state’s need for more money. At the request of its chairman, David Corbin, the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee agreed Wednesday to sponsor the legislation to raise about $87 million during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Jayhawks put end to five-game losing streak to Cyclones
January 24, 2002
By Gary Bedore The Hilton Hex is history. Kansas senior Jeff Boschee swished a three-point shot his fourth in four attempts with 36 seconds left, busting an 81-all tie and pacing No. 2 Kansas past gritty Iowa State, 88-81, on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
Hutch, Schlagle favorites at FSHS tourney
January 24, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High will play a familiar foe today when it tips off its second annual Firebird Winter Classic. The FSHS girls (3-6) will play Olathe North (7-3) at 5:30 p.m. today in the Firebirds’ main gym. O-North beat Free State, 47-40, three weeks ago in a Sunflower League contest to start a four-game skid for FSHS, which hasn’t won since Dec. 20.
January 24, 2002
By Dan Lybarger Hollywood may be the fantasy capital of the world, but one man has made it his business to keep filmmakers from straying too far from reality.
THE MAG: Arts Notes
January 24, 2002
‘The Good Things’ premieres in Lawrence RV filmmaker to talk about Cuba trip Nelson prepares for Electromediascope Nordic Choir coming to Topeka
Weapons cache confiscated in Afghanistan
January 24, 2002
U.S. special forces and their Afghan allies confiscated thousands of weapons from a local warlord Wednesday, officials said, as troops pressed the search for Taliban and al-Qaida renegades in southern Afghanistan.
Keep the blue light burning
January 24, 2002
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Attention Kmart schleppers! If you, like me, can think of no better place to buy Elmo undies, $7 slippers and delectable Little Debbie cakes coated with paper-thin artificial fudge, you will agree: Kmart is an American institution.
THE MAG: CD Reviews - Ruff Ryders
January 24, 2002
Ruff Ryders “Ryde or Die Vol. III: In the ‘R’ We Trust”
s Broken Cowboys reach for the country-music industry brass ring
January 24, 2002
By Geoff Harkness The True Value Country Music Showdown is the kind of gig that most twangy groups spend lifetimes dreaming about. But it’s reality for the six aspiring country acts gathered at Kemper Arena, including Broken Cowboys, an Independence, Mo., quintet that won two previous battles-of-the-band to get here. The top dog will travel on to Nashville and perform at the Grand Ole Opry, competing with three others in a prestigious, televised finale.
examines an overlooked bit of Holocaust history
January 24, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near Arthur Miller’s plays have created some of the theaters’ most memorable characters, while in the process launching stinging indictments against the cruelty of a collective group-think society. “Death of a Salesman” rallied for the forgotten common man, while “The Crucible,” which centered on the Salem witch trials, was actually an attack on the 1950s McCarthy hearings.
Vesta Finch
January 24, 2002
Local briefs
January 24, 2002
Sickly trees being removed along Massachusetts Street The city has started to replace more than two dozen downtown trees. City workers started last week to cut down and remove 28 sickly trees along Massachusetts Street that are being replaced with the assistance of a state urban forestry grant. Downtown trees have a useful life of about two decades, city officials have said, before their concrete planters choke off their ability to grow. The new trees will be planted during the next two months, officials said. _______________________________ Contest: Your own Valentine stories could win sweet prizes The Journal-World is sponsoring a Valentine write-in contest, seeking the best real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Each entry should be no more than 500 words, and include your name, address, phone number and category. Send your entries to Jan Biles, arts-features editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, or e-mail jbiles@ljworld.com. If you have a photograph of you and your valentine, send it along, too. Each winning couple will receive two movie tickets from Southwind 12 Theatres and a gift certificate for the Bleu Jacket restaurant. The winners also will be featured in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal-World. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Feb. 1. _______________________________ Holiday observances: Federal judge speaks at KU as part of King celebration Facing down a committee of U.S. senators is tricky, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said Wednesday, particularly when your job is on the line. Robinson, the first black woman appointed federal district judge in Kansas, graduated from Kansas University Law School in 1981. She spoke Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. She described the “difficult process” of being interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in November. “You’re almost reluctant to answer the questions directly,” Robinson said. “You don’t want to decide a case before it comes up. When an actual case is presented to you, you want to have an open mind.” Robinson spoke as part of a week of events at KU celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. _______________________________ Transportation: City bus ridership numbers hit all-time monthly high Ridership on the city’s bus system is growing quickly, officials said Wednesday. Karin Rexroad, the city transit administrator, said that an average of 674 riders a day are using the T up from about 400 riders a day a year ago. December was the first month average daily use surpassed 600. Rexroad said the city is increasing publicity of the system, particularly at Kansas University. _______________________________ Environment: Proposal to ban loosestrife sent to state ag secretary A proposal to ban purple loosestrife soon will be sent to the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. After meeting with nursery and landscape business owners Wednesday in Lawrence, Tom Sim, manager of the state’s plant protection and weed control program, said the proposed quarantine will be forwarded to Secretary Jamie Clover Adams. If approved, the ban would take effect Jan. 1, 2003, and prevent nurseries from growing or selling the plant in Kansas, Sim said. State officials want to ban the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways. The ban would cover two loosestrife species, the wild strain, Lythrum salicaria, the ornamental Lythrum virgatum, and their hybrids. Sim said the plant has infested 250 acres in 13 counties, including Douglas, Johnson and Shawnee counties.
Military expense increase sought
Bush wants another $50 billion to fight terrorism
January 24, 2002
President Bush on Wednesday proposed the biggest increase in military spending in 20 years, nearly $50 billion more next year, and said America “will not cut corners” in the war against terrorism.
Clean water begins with sound game plan
Kansas keeps busy updating nonpoint source pollution management
January 24, 2002
All good efforts start with a game plan. Successful sports teams all have a game plan going into the game. The commentators sometimes say “sticking to their game plan” or “taking the opponent out of their game plan” is the key to winning the game.
Fields’ uniqueness necessitate precision farming
January 24, 2002
The term precision farming is being used a lot lately around farm circles. What does it mean? I’ve attended a couple of conferences on precision farming and heard from extension specialists, agribusiness people and farmers who are using various precision agriculture tools.
District busy at improving water quality
January 24, 2002
Since 1998, the Douglas County Conservation District has been involved in implementing water quality funds through the nonpoint source cost share program, part of the governor’s water quality initiative.
THE MAG: Unforgettable horror
KC production of ‘Playing for Time’ examines an overlooked bit of Holocaust history
January 24, 2002
By Mitchell J. Near Arthur Miller’s plays have created some of the theaters’ most memorable characters, while in the process launching stinging indictments against the cruelty of a collective group-think society. “Death of a Salesman” rallied for the forgotten common man, while “The Crucible,” which centered on the Salem witch trials, was actually an attack on the 1950s McCarthy hearings.
Business Briefcase
January 24, 2002
Celera Genomics president moves into advisory role Aviation: Boeing cites Sept. 11 attacks for woes in fourth quarter Earnings: Wage gap between genders spreading, study discovers Banking: Earnings rise at Cap Fed Agriculture: Springlike weather can harm top Kansas wheat variety
Scoring tickets to a Jayhawks/Sooners game proves difficult for columnist
January 24, 2002
By Seth Jones There’s always karma. Sometimes I forget that.
Haskell women fall
January 24, 2002
Wichita Newman defeated Haskell, 79-63, in women’s college basketball Wednesday at Coffin Complex. Shawnavgn Joe scored 16 points to lead Haskell (5-15). The Indians also received 13 points from Melissa Mossett and Cassie Kelly.
In the halls
January 24, 2002
How much time do you spend on the computer daily? Travis Karr, 18 years old, senior
THE MAG: Film Review - ‘I Am Sam’
I Am Sam’ supplies feel-good superficiality to a potentially interesting custody dilemma
January 24, 2002
By Loey Lockerby Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) is a devoted single father to the beautiful, precocious Lucy (Dakota Fanning). He works hard, pays the bills and spends lots of quality time with his little girl. He also has the mental development of a 7-year-old.
Binns services
January 24, 2002
Williamsburg Memorial services for Dorothy Ethel Binns, 96, formerly of Williamsburg, will be Saturday at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Burial was Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Williamsburg. Mrs. Binns died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.
Contest gives Kansans a chance to branch out
January 24, 2002
A bundle of tree and shrub seedlings that attract songbirds will be the prize for 10 winners in the Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program’s annual trivia contest. The contest is open to any Kansan. The prize is an expert-selected group of 20 seedlings.
Plan to increase sin taxes wins key backing
January 24, 2002
A proposal to raise tobacco and alcohol taxes has emerged quickly as the top option for addressing the state’s need for more money. At the request of its chairman, David Corbin, the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee agreed Wednesday to sponsor the legislation to raise about $87 million during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Column ravings
January 24, 2002
Nation Briefs
January 24, 2002
Alaska: Spilled Exxon Valdez oil lingers under shoreline New Mexico: Research balloon sets record over Antarctica Texas: Nuclear plant cited for waste violations Florida: ‘Three strikes’ law ruled unconstitutional
Budget cuts could double
January 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman said Wednesday that the district’s budget nightmare might be twice as scary as previously thought. He said plans must be made to cut as much as $5 million of the district’s $85.8 million budget. That would cover possible reductions in state aid to schools and free up money for operating cost increases, including employee salary raises.
t help Congress with Enron investigation without immunity
January 24, 2002
Enron’s lead outside auditor will refuse to testify today before Congress about his role in the destruction of financial documents, his lawyer said. With a House panel nonetheless compelling the Arthur Andersen auditor, David Duncan, to show up at its hearing, Congress’ public inquiry into the shredding of documents is headed for a dramatic opening.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
Video rentals 1. “The Fast And The Furious”
Firebirds dominate Lancers, Cougars
January 24, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High honored its senior wrestlers before the Firebirds’ final home double-dual, but it was a sophomore who got things going Wednesday night at FSHS. Brett Shoffner’s 5-2 decision over Shawnee Mission East’s Bobby Gillenwater lit a fire in a Firebird squad that went on to win the rest of its matches in a 57-18 dual victory.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Arts Notes
January 24, 2002
‘The Good Things’ premieres in Lawrence RV filmmaker to talk about Cuba trip Nelson prepares for Electromediascope Nordic Choir coming to Topeka
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
January 24, 2002
Movies 1. “Black Hawk Down,” $35 million
uses true-life event as inspiration for atmospheric thriller
January 24, 2002
By Loey Lockerby There are two sure-fire ways to make a movie truly scary. One is to create an internal logic that closes in on the audience, building suspense by making everything horrifyingly inevitable. The other is to plunge viewers into a nightmare world, where every dark narrative corner contains some nerve-racking surprise. “The Mothman Prophecies” tries to do both, and never entirely succeeds at either.
Area Briefs
January 24, 2002
Tip leads police to arrest Crime Stoppers suspect KU faculty members awarded Hall Center fellowships Lawrence teen-ager injured in accident Suspected crack, marijuana confiscated in house search Economic Development Board to select new co-chairman Planners to try again to rid county of 5-acre exemption
Bush wants another $50 billion to fight terrorism
January 24, 2002
President Bush on Wednesday proposed the biggest increase in military spending in 20 years, nearly $50 billion more next year, and said America “will not cut corners” in the war against terrorism.
s first match remains its longest
January 24, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Jake Butler’s a little brother who isn’t so little anymore. The 16-year-old Lawrence High football player is one-half of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County’s longest-running big-brother, little-brother relationship. Brett Fuller, 35, is the other half.
NHL Roundup: Lemieux propels Penguins
January 24, 2002
It would be unrealistic to expect any player to keep up this kind of scoring pace any player except Mario Lemieux, that is. Lemieux moved into seventh place on the NHL’s career scoring list with a five-point night two goals and three assists and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins beat Tampa Bay, 5-1, Wednesday in a costly loss to the Lightning.
Cities promised help with anti-terrorism costs
January 24, 2002
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge assured mayors Wednesday that his anti-terrorism plan would include provisions to help cities shoulder some but not anywhere near all the costs of additional police officers, equipment and training.
6News video report: Committee to be formed for KU tuition hikes
January 24, 2002
Tina Terry reports on a meeting between KU students and student senators to discuss the upcoming tuition hikes.
6Sports video report: Jayhawk men break five game Iowa State skid
January 24, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the KU meeting with Iowa State that ended KU’s five game losing skid to them.
Local briefs
January 24, 2002
Sickly trees being removed along Massachusetts Street The city has started to replace more than two dozen downtown trees. City workers started last week to cut down and remove 28 sickly trees along Massachusetts Street that are being replaced with the assistance of a state urban forestry grant. Downtown trees have a useful life of about two decades, city officials have said, before their concrete planters choke off their ability to grow. The new trees will be planted during the next two months, officials said. _______________________________ Contest: Your own Valentine stories could win sweet prizes The Journal-World is sponsoring a Valentine write-in contest, seeking the best real-life stories in two categories: “Funniest Valentine” and “Most Unique Presentation of Valentine Day’s Gift.” Each entry should be no more than 500 words, and include your name, address, phone number and category. Send your entries to Jan Biles, arts-features editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, or e-mail jbiles@ljworld.com. If you have a photograph of you and your valentine, send it along, too. Each winning couple will receive two movie tickets from Southwind 12 Theatres and a gift certificate for the Bleu Jacket restaurant. The winners also will be featured in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal-World. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Feb. 1. _______________________________ Holiday observances: Federal judge speaks at KU as part of King celebration Facing down a committee of U.S. senators is tricky, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said Wednesday, particularly when your job is on the line. Robinson, the first black woman appointed federal district judge in Kansas, graduated from Kansas University Law School in 1981. She spoke Wednesday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. She described the “difficult process” of being interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in November. “You’re almost reluctant to answer the questions directly,” Robinson said. “You don’t want to decide a case before it comes up. When an actual case is presented to you, you want to have an open mind.” Robinson spoke as part of a week of events at KU celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. _______________________________ Transportation: City bus ridership numbers hit all-time monthly high Ridership on the city’s bus system is growing quickly, officials said Wednesday. Karin Rexroad, the city transit administrator, said that an average of 674 riders a day are using the T up from about 400 riders a day a year ago. December was the first month average daily use surpassed 600. Rexroad said the city is increasing publicity of the system, particularly at Kansas University. _______________________________ Environment: Proposal to ban loosestrife sent to state ag secretary A proposal to ban purple loosestrife soon will be sent to the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. After meeting with nursery and landscape business owners Wednesday in Lawrence, Tom Sim, manager of the state’s plant protection and weed control program, said the proposed quarantine will be forwarded to Secretary Jamie Clover Adams. If approved, the ban would take effect Jan. 1, 2003, and prevent nurseries from growing or selling the plant in Kansas, Sim said. State officials want to ban the invasive plant because of damage it does to wetlands and waterways. The ban would cover two loosestrife species, the wild strain, Lythrum salicaria, the ornamental Lythrum virgatum, and their hybrids. Sim said the plant has infested 250 acres in 13 counties, including Douglas, Johnson and Shawnee counties.
THE MAG: Best Bets
January 24, 2002
   
Haskell women fall
January 24, 2002
Wichita Newman defeated Haskell, 79-63, in women’s college basketball Wednesday at Coffin Complex. Shawnavgn Joe scored 16 points to lead Haskell (5-15). The Indians also received 13 points from Melissa Mossett and Cassie Kelly.
Tyson gives boxing another black eye
Former champion’s antics could prevent the richest fight in history
January 24, 2002
You know that Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight we’ve all been waiting on the past six years? It’s over. We missed it. Their brawl ended in a blink or for you skeptics a wink. It doesn’t matter whether the melee Tuesday was real, staged or choreographed by Michael “Lord of the Dance” Flatley.
Banker to add new title: Kansan of the Year
January 24, 2002
By Mark Fagan He’s owned radio and TV stations in Kansas, headed the fish and wildlife commission in Kansas and led the chamber of commerce in Kansas. Come Friday night, Ross Beach tops his exploits off with a new title: Kansan of the Year.
Column ravings
January 24, 2002
To the editor: John Balzar should read what I just read before entering my letter to the editor the LJ-World web site states that letters “should avoid name-calling and libelous language.” That’s about all he did in his article, “Enron has broader implications.”
People
January 24, 2002
Tribute gives Barry a lift A friend in high places Chelsea straightens out No laughing matter
People
January 24, 2002
Tribute gives Barry a lift A friend in high places Chelsea straightens out No laughing matter
Controversy rages over origins of useless sports traditions
January 24, 2002
By Michael Newman They don’t call it a laptop for nothing.
THE MAG: What Are You Reading?
January 24, 2002
   
Two sides of Musharraf
January 24, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group A military career has embedded caution in the character of Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani general who seized power in 1999 to save himself from jail and possible execution. The readings and briefings I sampled before meeting him did not fully prepare me for that impression.
Governors facing economic challenges
January 24, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Congress returns to work this week in a grim mood. Its members are bolstered by polls showing broad public approval of incumbents, but most are well aware that this popularity will be hard to sustain.
THE MAG: CD Reviews - Ruff Ryders
January 24, 2002
THE MAG: Esau’s foibles
Area band bridges gap between white belts and spiked belts
January 24, 2002
By Geoff Harkness Some bands want to change the world with their music, but Esau just wants to increase the peace between local belt-wearers.
supplies feel-good superficiality to a potentially interesting custody dilemma
January 24, 2002
By Loey Lockerby Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) is a devoted single father to the beautiful, precocious Lucy (Dakota Fanning). He works hard, pays the bills and spends lots of quality time with his little girl. He also has the mental development of a 7-year-old.
Graves stands behind proposed cigarette tax increase
January 24, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 12:25 p.m.) Gov. Bill Graves refused Thursday to back away from his proposal to increase the cigarette tax by 65 cents a pack, even in the face of a rival plan supported by Senate Republican leaders.
6News video report: Committee to be formed for KU tuition hikes
January 24, 2002
Tina Terry reports on a meeting between KU students and student senators to discuss the upcoming tuition hikes.
Choice seats to KU-MU game on line for student campers
January 24, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Allen Fieldhouse looks like a campground. Dozens of students line the arena’s concourse in hopes of nabbing premium seats to Monday’s home basketball game against Missouri. “It’ll be worth it,” said camper Kayla Schippers. “It’s Missouri our big rival.”