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Firefighters working to extinguish Eudora house fire
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 5:58 p.m.) Firefighters were working late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire in Eudora.
Senator: Many detainees at Guantanamo likely to be sent home
January 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 4:07 p.m.) Many of the Afghan war detainees now held at Guantanamo Bay will likely be returned to their homelands, a U.S. senator said Friday.
Bush to seek $11 billion to police borders
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 4:08 p.m.) President Bush said Friday he will ask Congress to spend roughly $11 billion next year on securing the nation’s borders to keep out terrorists who would try to attack the United States by air, land or sea.
U.S. forces captures 27 prisoners, U.N. leader arrives in Kabul
January 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 8:55 a.m.) The U.S. military was holding 27 prisoners captured during a firefight that wounded one Army Special Forces soldier, while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited Afghanistan on Friday to bolster the post-Taliban government.
Residents jump from burning home in Lawrence
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 6:05 p.m.) Three young people were injured when they jumped from their burning two-story home early Friday morning in a residential area just east of Kansas University in Lawrence.
Horoscopes
January 25, 2002
For Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, those with birthdays today: You’re unusually desirable this year. Whether at work or play, others will want to say “yes” to you, as you offer so much and intuitively know how to appeal to others. You can make happen what you want. If single, clearly your status could be subject to change. If attached, your relationship will become more romantic with age. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Mann services
January 25, 2002
Memorial services for Marion “M.E.” Mann, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Olathe North rallies against Firebirds, 38-35
January 25, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Olathe North wasn’t kind to the tournament hosts. Led by Tamara Whitaker’s 20 points, the Eagles rallied for a 38-35 victory over Free State in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic on Thursday at FSHS. “Again, we’re right in the game and we’re in a position to win,” said FSHS coach Craig Hershiser, whose squad dipped to 3-7 with its fifth consecutive loss.
Justice comes to television
January 25, 2002
Supreme Court Justices, real and fictional, dominate tonight’s network choices. On “Dateline” (8 p.m., NBC) Katie Couric interviews Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman justice to serve on the High Court. O’Connor has just written a book with her brother, Alan Day, titled, “Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest” (Random House, 2002). In addition to anecdotes about her Arizona youth, O’Connor discusses the travails of making her way as a female attorney during the 1950s as well as the challenges of serving on the formerly all-male Supreme Court.
Carolina, Doherty will survive grim season
January 25, 2002
Compare tapes of Matt Doherty’s first two years as a head coach with one from this horrid season and the differences are tough to find. He still cajoles the crowd, his arms up higher and waving more than any of his players on defense.
s end, author says
January 25, 2002
From bloodshed in the Bible and the combat of the Crusades to today’s terrorist attacks in the United States and suicide bombings in the Mideast, violence in the name of religion has a long history. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have focused new attention on the phenomenon, however, with experts citing a greater need for understanding the forces behind it.
t be stopped
January 25, 2002
The Rams have this mindset that nobody, not even the blitz-crazy Philadelphia Eagles, can alter: They will throw often, they will throw deep and, they believe, they will not be stopped.
Religion briefs
January 25, 2002
Groups to meet at St. John’s Events slated at Zen Center Author to speak at conference Jewish center plans Shabbaton
s majestic visitors
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget To get a bird’s-eye view of eagles in and around Lawrence this winter, Clinton and Perry lakes not the Kansas River are probably the best places to be. Unseasonably mild winter weather this season has kept most of the eagles from turning to the Kaw as a food source, said Jayhawk Audubon Society and Eagles Day Committee member Ed Shaw.
t cloning goal
January 25, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group As someone who scraped through the college science requirement with a physics-for-poets course, I should be pleased that the President’s Council on Bioethics opened its first session on a literary note. The required reading for the panel assembled to grapple with 21st Century problems was a 19th Century short story. “The Birthmark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1843, is a tale of a young scientist who emerged from his grimy lab, “washed the stain of acids from his fingers and persuaded a beautiful woman to become his wife.”
Mann services
January 25, 2002
Memorial services for Marion “M.E.” Mann, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Justice comes to television
January 25, 2002
Supreme Court Justices, real and fictional, dominate tonight’s network choices. On “Dateline” (8 p.m., NBC) Katie Couric interviews Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman justice to serve on the High Court. O’Connor has just written a book with her brother, Alan Day, titled, “Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest” (Random House, 2002). In addition to anecdotes about her Arizona youth, O’Connor discusses the travails of making her way as a female attorney during the 1950s as well as the challenges of serving on the formerly all-male Supreme Court.
Churches try tactics from name tags to parking
January 25, 2002
Congregations use a variety of methods to make newcomers feel welcome and to encourage them to return. Here are a few: Name tags. These help churches identify visitors. However, some visitors prefer to be anonymous when checking out a worship service.
Parents should establish sex education before puberty
January 25, 2002
You’ve indicated when sex education should begin. When should it end? You should plan to end your formal instructional program about the time your son or daughter enters puberty (the time of rapid sexual development in early adolescence). Puberty usually begins between the ages of 10 and 13 for girls and between 11 and 14 for boys.
Eateries raising funds for family
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Many Lawrence restaurant owners who knew Chad Goldsberry also knew that he wanted to send his 10-month-old baby boy to Kansas University one day.
Indiana upends No. 9 Wisconsin
January 25, 2002
Jill Chapman scored 30 points and Indiana used a 11-0 run in overtime to upend No. 9 Wisconsin, 70-63, on Thursday night.
Pittsburgh, St. Louis look Super
January 25, 2002
It looks as if a lot of people think the NFL shouldn’t bother to play this weekend’s championship games. The St. Louis Rams opened Sunday as 101/2-point favorites over Philadelphia in the NFC. By Tuesday it was up to 12 points.
LHS wrestling falls to Leavenworth
January 25, 2002
By Levi Chronister Continuing a season-long theme Thursday, Lawrence High’s wrestling team won more matches than its dual opponent, but lost. The Lions, who won five of their eight matches on the mat, lost to Leavenworth, 44-30 at Lawrence high because of forfeits in five open weight classes
Tongie eager for shot at Free State
Chieftains fall to Hutch, 74-32, turn attention to today’s meeting with FSHS
January 25, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Toyed with on Thursday, Tonganoxie could be a lot tougher today. Hutchinson, one of the top-ranked basketball teams in Class 6A, crushed the Class 4A Chieftains, 74-32, in the first round of the Free State Winter Classic on Thursday night.
Teen struggles in first pro round
Tryon cards 77 after struggling with nerves, weather
January 25, 2002
The PGA Tour’s youngest rookie received a rude welcome Thursday in the Phoenix Open. Seventeen-year-old Ty Tryon figured the toughest part of his debut would be nerves. He also had to deal with cold, blustery conditions, and a golf swing that went on recess.
Gooden’s spike? No problem, Williams says
January 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s commonplace, rather ho hum, to see an NFL player spike the football. It’s rare, to say the least, to see a college basketball player like Drew Gooden bang the basketball off the hardwood as he did to celebrate Wednesday’s 88-81 KU victory at Iowa State.
Day’s schedule full of events
January 25, 2002
Presentations scheduled Sunday for 2002 Kaw Valley Eagles Day at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Briefly
January 25, 2002
Archdiocese says cases of abuse must be told Flooding kills three as storms drench South Cop killer executed Mother pleads guilty to starving daughter
Religious leaders gather to pray for world peace
January 25, 2002
Declaring that religious people must repudiate violence following the Sept. 11 attacks, Pope John Paul II led an extraordinary assembly of patriarchs and imams, rabbis and monks Thursday in this historic hilltop town in praying for peace.
FBI director says bin Laden may have escaped via Iran
January 25, 2002
FBI Director Robert Mueller voiced concern Thursday that fighters from Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network may have slipped out of Afghanistan through Iran.
Perfection isn’t cloning goal
January 25, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group As someone who scraped through the college science requirement with a physics-for-poets course, I should be pleased that the President’s Council on Bioethics opened its first session on a literary note. The required reading for the panel assembled to grapple with 21st Century problems was a 19th Century short story. “The Birthmark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1843, is a tale of a young scientist who emerged from his grimy lab, “washed the stain of acids from his fingers and persuaded a beautiful woman to become his wife.”
JCCC example
January 25, 2002
Wildgen faces follow-up review
City manager wins 3 percent pay raise but will be re-evaluated in six months
January 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners want city government to become more “user-friendly” � and they’re giving City Manager Mike Wildgen six months to show progress. Commissioners gave Wildgen his annual performance evaluation Thursday. They gave him a 3 percent salary raise, but commissioners said they want to evaluate him again in six months instead of the usual year.
Study: Moderate drink could curb Alzheimer’s
January 25, 2002
A new study indicates that daily moderate consumption of alcohol, which has already been shown to help prevent heart disease and strokes, may also ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Rural retreat aids tourism
January 25, 2002
What started in 1993 as a retreat for brainstorming about preserving the economy of small towns has grown into an annual event with a track record for results. This year’s three-day session in a 110-year-old barn near Valley Falls drew state tourism and economic development officials who’ve heard about the ideas born or nurtured here. The session wrapped up Thursday.
Buckeyes whip Wolverines
January 25, 2002
It’s reached the point that even Ohio State coach Jim O’Brien doesn’t blame his 20th-ranked Buckeyes for being confident. “I don’t think we’re cocky. I don’t want our guys to be cocky,” O’Brien said after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, 69-47, Thursday night for their 13th consecutive Big Ten victory.
Brown knows
January 25, 2002
Adam Vinatieri earned a place in New England Patriots’ lore with a 45-yard field goal in the snow against Oakland to force overtime, followed by a winning 23-yard kick. The victory last week sent Vinatieri and the Patriots to the AFC championship game at Heinz Field, where swirling winds and questionable footing can be as problematic for kickers as a New England snowstorm.
U.S. forces capture 27 Taliban leaders in raid
January 25, 2002
U.S. special forces captured 27 suspected Taliban leaders and killed others in a raid Thursday on two military compounds in central Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. The raid, in which one American serviceman was reported wounded in the ankle by enemy fire, marked a sudden burst of activity on a war front that had grown quiet for two weeks.
Washington fan
January 25, 2002
To the editor: In reply to Roger Powell and his response to Chuck Woodling’s article on the KU women’s basketball team, there is a big difference between a football coach who didn’t have a winning team and a basketball coach who took her teams to every NCAA tournament in the ‘90s. Her record in the ‘90s included the last Big 8 conference championship and the first Big 12 conference championship. All of those winning years occurred during a decade when the J-W sports editor would generally place the women’s game stories on page 3C.
Exits come as group tried to overcome publicity regarding staff salary cuts
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Call it a rebuilding phase.
Sedgwick County scrutinizes jail calls
January 25, 2002
Sedgwick County jail officials are investigating complaints that third-party telephone customers being improperly billed for calls from inmates. Some bills exceed $100. The jail allows prisoners to place calls with restrictions.
6Sports video report: LHS ends skid
January 25, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS girls basketball win over KC Schlagle.
Headline News Lawrence - 6News video report
January 25, 2002
Central Lawrence home ravaged by fire
Parents should establish sex education before puberty
January 25, 2002
You’ve indicated when sex education should begin. When should it end? You should plan to end your formal instructional program about the time your son or daughter enters puberty (the time of rapid sexual development in early adolescence). Puberty usually begins between the ages of 10 and 13 for girls and between 11 and 14 for boys.
Jayhawks gain running back
January 25, 2002
Jerome Lewis of Carrollton (Texas) Turner High has made a nonbinding oral commitment to Kansas University, his mother told Jeremy Crabtree of Big12Recruiting.com.
Indiana upends No. 9 Wisconsin
January 25, 2002
Jill Chapman scored 30 points and Indiana used a 11-0 run in overtime to upend No. 9 Wisconsin, 70-63, on Thursday night.
6News video report: KU students feel the effects of financial problems
January 25, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the release of student assistants to cut expenses at the university.
Illegal aliens may pose threat
January 25, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services “You must purge the evil from among you.” (Deut. 17:7) President Bush believes “our enemy intends to hit us again.”
t stop Olathe North
January 25, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State loss to the Olathe North Eagles.
Local briefs
January 25, 2002
Campaign 2002: Praeger to announce her run for insurance commissioner Topeka State Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will formally kick off her run for Kansas insurance commissioner with a Statehouse news conference today. Praeger, vice president of the Kansas Senate, will announce her campaign for the Republican Party nomination. Bryan Riley, a Wichita Republican who has run unsuccessfully for insurance commissioner before, has announced his intention to seek the office again. The current insurance commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, is considering a campaign for governor. _____________ Environment: Lawrence resident reports early-morning owl sighting A Lawrence woman says reports of at least six snowy owl sightings in Kansas this winter are one bird short. “I know that’s what I saw when I was on my (Journal-World) paper route,” Kathleen McGee said. McGee said she encountered the rare bird on either Dec. 24 or 25 near 19th Street and Marvonne Road, a few blocks north and west of the Kansas University soccer fields at 23rd and Iowa streets. “I got out of my car to put the paper on the back porch of this house in a wooded area that has kind of a tricky driveway,” she said. “And there was this great big, white owl just sitting there.” She watched the owl for about 10 minutes before leaving to finish her route. “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen,” she said. _____________ Town-gown relations: Hearing set to decide fate of KU’s century-old houses The State Historic Preservation Office will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., to help decide the fate of century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Kansas University wants to raze the houses to make way for future scholarship halls. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance oppose that proposal. They say the homes should be restored and that the construction would represent too much encroachment by KU into the neighborhood. The matter is in the state’s hands because two local boards couldn’t agree on it. It requires government attention because the houses are near two places on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House, home to Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tenn. _____________ Speech: Regent speaks to Rotarians on higher education issues Janice DeBauge, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, told the Jayhawk Rotary Club on Thursday about the increasing demand for higher education, decreasing state funding, the need for institutions to be more flexible with their tuition money and the need for accountability within colleges and universities. DeBauge, a Emporia resident, also told Rotarians about the regents’ public relations campaign to persuade the public to support education and discussed the $115 million bond proposal the Legislature will consider that would construct new research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
World briefs
January 25, 2002
Former warlord killed in Beirut car bombing China cools rhetoric toward Taiwan’s rulers Lab plans move to U.S.; activists claim victory U.S. helicopter ruined to prevent seizure
Risky weaponry
January 25, 2002
J-W Editorials An Alaska court allows mentally ill to carry weapons in an already gun-laden society. Officials in Alaska readily admit there are more guns per capita in their state than in any other in America. Matter of fact, there could be more firearms per family “up there” than there are anywhere else in the world.
Local briefs
January 25, 2002
Campaign 2002: Praeger to announce her run for insurance commissioner Topeka State Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, will formally kick off her run for Kansas insurance commissioner with a Statehouse news conference today. Praeger, vice president of the Kansas Senate, will announce her campaign for the Republican Party nomination. Bryan Riley, a Wichita Republican who has run unsuccessfully for insurance commissioner before, has announced his intention to seek the office again. The current insurance commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, is considering a campaign for governor. _____________ Environment: Lawrence resident reports early-morning owl sighting A Lawrence woman says reports of at least six snowy owl sightings in Kansas this winter are one bird short. “I know that’s what I saw when I was on my (Journal-World) paper route,” Kathleen McGee said. McGee said she encountered the rare bird on either Dec. 24 or 25 near 19th Street and Marvonne Road, a few blocks north and west of the Kansas University soccer fields at 23rd and Iowa streets. “I got out of my car to put the paper on the back porch of this house in a wooded area that has kind of a tricky driveway,” she said. “And there was this great big, white owl just sitting there.” She watched the owl for about 10 minutes before leaving to finish her route. “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen,” she said. _____________ Town-gown relations: Hearing set to decide fate of KU’s century-old houses The State Historic Preservation Office will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., to help decide the fate of century-old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. Kansas University wants to raze the houses to make way for future scholarship halls. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance oppose that proposal. They say the homes should be restored and that the construction would represent too much encroachment by KU into the neighborhood. The matter is in the state’s hands because two local boards couldn’t agree on it. It requires government attention because the houses are near two places on the National Register of Historic Places: Spooner Hall, at 14th Street and Oread Avenue, and Usher House, home to Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tenn. _____________ Speech: Regent speaks to Rotarians on higher education issues Janice DeBauge, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, told the Jayhawk Rotary Club on Thursday about the increasing demand for higher education, decreasing state funding, the need for institutions to be more flexible with their tuition money and the need for accountability within colleges and universities. DeBauge, a Emporia resident, also told Rotarians about the regents’ public relations campaign to persuade the public to support education and discussed the $115 million bond proposal the Legislature will consider that would construct new research facilities at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University.
A warm welcome
Congregations strive to make guests feel at home
January 25, 2002
By Jim Baker Sunday worship services at Christ Community Church typically attract about 650 people, but newcomers don’t have much of a chance to get lost in a sea of faces. The Rev. Bill Hurlbutt, the pastoral staff and the congregation go all out to make visitors and other guests feel right at home at the church, 1100 Kasold Drive.
Olathe North rallies against Firebirds, 38-35
January 25, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Olathe North wasn’t kind to the tournament hosts. Led by Tamara Whitaker’s 20 points, the Eagles rallied for a 38-35 victory over Free State in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic on Thursday at FSHS. “Again, we’re right in the game and we’re in a position to win,” said FSHS coach Craig Hershiser, whose squad dipped to 3-7 with its fifth consecutive loss.
Lions shock Schlagle
LHS wins, 49-46, in opening round of FSHS tourney
January 25, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus While Kansas City Schlagle’s traveling band rocked during pregame, timeouts, halftime and postgame, Lawrence High’s girls rolled every second in between on Thursday in a stunning 49-46 victory over the No. 4-ranked Stallions in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State High.
Eagles Day to explore area’s majestic visitors
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget To get a bird’s-eye view of eagles in and around Lawrence this winter, Clinton and Perry lakes � not the Kansas River � are probably the best places to be. Unseasonably mild winter weather this season has kept most of the eagles from turning to the Kaw as a food source, said Jayhawk Audubon Society and Eagles Day Committee member Ed Shaw.
Test-takers face new challenges
January 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter High school dropout Deanna Batrez honed her math skills Thursday, preparing for a showdown against retooled GED exams. Batrez, 19, is counting on earning a General Educational Development certificate this year. She said it would be her passport to higher education and an interesting career.
Graves stands firm on proposal to raise cigarette taxes 65 cents
January 25, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves promised Thursday to fight hard for his proposed 65-cent-per-pack rise in the cigarette tax, as legislative opposition to tax increases appeared to be weakening. Graves announced Thursday that a new coalition of health and social service groups will lobby for the increase, which is also supported by House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan.
World Online report: Legislators interested in tax amnesty idea
January 25, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Could it be buried treasure? Or an alternative to raising some taxes? Those are some questions being considered about what a tax amnesty program would mean to Kansas. The chairman of the Kansas House Taxation Committee and two Lawrence legislators said Thursday they were interested in considering a tax amnesty program in Kansas to help the state climb out of its $400-plus million budget hole.
Utilities ask to pass on debt
January 25, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Natural gas companies want to charge their good customers you may be among them for the bills they couldn’t collect from bad customers last winter when heating costs reached record levels. Under legislation unveiled Thursday, the companies would be allowed to bypass state regulators and pass through the millions of dollars of bad debts to all customers.
On the street
January 25, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Do today’s children exercise enough?
Baldwin pops KC Piper to reach tournament championship
January 25, 2002
Wellsville High’s 12th-annual girls basketball tournament is called the Top Gun Invitational, and there was no bigger top-gunner than Anderson County’s Lexee McDonnell on Thursday night. The senior poured in 36 points to lead the fourth-seeded Bulldogs over top-seeded and previously unbeaten Ottawa, 66-64, at WHS.
Jordan explodes for 40
January 25, 2002
From a season’s perspective, Michael Jordan’s long-term memory included the “We stink” game at Cleveland, when Ricky Davis trash-talked as the Cavaliers routed the Washington Wizards.
Predators nip Flyers
January 25, 2002
Nashville coach Barry Trotz knows a well-executed play when he sees one. Denis Arkhipov hammered in a rebound at 1:16 of overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 win over Philadelphia, snapping the Flyers’ home unbeaten string at eight games on Thursday night.
U.S. forces captures 27 prisoners, U.N. leader arrives in Kabul
January 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 8:55 a.m.) The U.S. military was holding 27 prisoners captured during a firefight that wounded one Army Special Forces soldier, while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited Afghanistan on Friday to bolster the post-Taliban government.
Spirituality
January 25, 2002
U.S. survey cites dominance of Christianity, Judaism Pope continues tradition of blessing St. Agnes lambs Disciples of Christ shutters longtime religious periodical
Stocks rise on earnings news, Fed outlook
January 25, 2002
Positive earnings reports and encouraging words about the economy from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan combined to push stock prices solidly higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 65.11, or 0.7 percent, at 9,796.07. The broader market also finished higher, boosted primarily by the technology sector.
Rural retreat aids tourism
January 25, 2002
What started in 1993 as a retreat for brainstorming about preserving the economy of small towns has grown into an annual event with a track record for results. This year’s three-day session in a 110-year-old barn near Valley Falls drew state tourism and economic development officials who’ve heard about the ideas born or nurtured here. The session wrapped up Thursday.
American Taliban hears charges
January 25, 2002
The wild hair and beard were gone, the tunic was replaced by a green prison jumpsuit, and no anti-American defiance could be heard in the soft voice that acknowledged charges that he conspired to kill Americans in Afghanistan. Upright and respectful, accused American Taliban soldier John Philip Walker Lindh, 20, seemed a model of humility Thursday in federal court where his high-powered legal team began an aggressive defense with accusations that Lindh had been held improperly.
Risky weaponry
January 25, 2002
J-W Editorials An Alaska court allows mentally ill to carry weapons in an already gun-laden society. Officials in Alaska readily admit there are more guns per capita in their state than in any other in America. Matter of fact, there could be more firearms per family “up there” than there are anywhere else in the world.
Schoolchildren get moving with push from program
January 25, 2002
By Bill Snead Thousands of Lawrence schoolchildren are in the running for free swimming pool passes thanks to a new program aimed at getting them off their little tushes. Kick the can, hide-and-seek and Red Rover, yesteryear games that kept children running and jumping, have been virtually replaced by PlayStations, Game Boys and Nintendos … electronic fun that might exercise the mind and fingers but not the body.
s
January 25, 2002
A new study indicates that daily moderate consumption of alcohol, which has already been shown to help prevent heart disease and strokes, may also ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Appeals court reverses historic DNA ruling
January 25, 2002
Reversing a groundbreaking opinion, a federal appeals court ruled that a man convicted of rape in 1990 does not have a constitutional right to DNA testing.
Congregations strive to make guests feel at home
January 25, 2002
By Jim Baker Sunday worship services at Christ Community Church typically attract about 650 people, but newcomers don’t have much of a chance to get lost in a sea of faces. The Rev. Bill Hurlbutt, the pastoral staff and the congregation go all out to make visitors and other guests feel right at home at the church, 1100 Kasold Drive.
Firefighters working to extinguish Eudora house fire
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 5:58 p.m.) Firefighters were working late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire in Eudora.
American Taliban hears charges
January 25, 2002
The wild hair and beard were gone, the tunic was replaced by a green prison jumpsuit, and no anti-American defiance could be heard in the soft voice that acknowledged charges that he conspired to kill Americans in Afghanistan. Upright and respectful, accused American Taliban soldier John Philip Walker Lindh, 20, seemed a model of humility Thursday in federal court where his high-powered legal team began an aggressive defense with accusations that Lindh had been held improperly.
s meeting with FSHS
January 25, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Toyed with on Thursday, Tonganoxie could be a lot tougher today. Hutchinson, one of the top-ranked basketball teams in Class 6A, crushed the Class 4A Chieftains, 74-32, in the first round of the Free State Winter Classic on Thursday night.
Briefly
January 25, 2002
U.S., British warplanes bomb anti-aircraft base in Iraq Saudis will not tolerate unveiled U.S. servicewomen
LHS wins, 49-46, in opening round of FSHS tourney
January 25, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus While Kansas City Schlagle’s traveling band rocked during pregame, timeouts, halftime and postgame, Lawrence High’s girls rolled every second in between on Thursday in a stunning 49-46 victory over the No. 4-ranked Stallions in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic at Free State High.
Armed school bus driver arrested after 6-hour trip
January 25, 2002
A school bus driver with a loaded rifle took 13 children on a six-hour odyssey Thursday that ended in another state when he turned himself in to a police officer, authorities said.
s spike? No problem, Williams says
January 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore It’s commonplace, rather ho hum, to see an NFL player spike the football. It’s rare, to say the least, to see a college basketball player like Drew Gooden bang the basketball off the hardwood as he did to celebrate Wednesday’s 88-81 KU victory at Iowa State.
Armed school bus driver arrested after 6-hour trip
January 25, 2002
A school bus driver with a loaded rifle took 13 children on a six-hour odyssey Thursday that ended in another state when he turned himself in to a police officer, authorities said.
Bush wants to double terrorism budget
January 25, 2002
President Bush said Thursday he wants to devote nearly $38 billion to preparing for and preventing domestic terror attacks, with special emphasis on bolstering the “first responders” police, firefighters and emergency medical teams. “The first minutes or hours after an attack are the most hopeful minutes for saving lives,” Bush said. “We’ve got to remember the role of the first responders. It became vivid, obviously, on Sept. 11.”
Briefly
January 25, 2002
Archdiocese says cases of abuse must be told Flooding kills three as storms drench South Cop killer executed Mother pleads guilty to starving daughter
Briefcase
January 25, 2002
Firstar switches names McDonald’s blames loss on disease, recession Bristol-Myers expects loss in first quarter House OKs measure on student loan rates
Briefcase
January 25, 2002
Firstar switches names McDonald’s blames loss on disease, recession Bristol-Myers expects loss in first quarter House OKs measure on student loan rates
People
January 25, 2002
Spears spurned by royal heir Star settles wrongful death suit Poitier in line for honorary Oscar
World briefs
January 25, 2002
Former warlord killed in Beirut car bombing China cools rhetoric toward Taiwan’s rulers Lab plans move to U.S.; activists claim victory U.S. helicopter ruined to prevent seizure
Spirituality
January 25, 2002
U.S. survey cites dominance of Christianity, Judaism Pope continues tradition of blessing St. Agnes lambs Disciples of Christ shutters longtime religious periodical
Santa Fe Trail girls in Louisburg finals
January 25, 2002
Santa Fe Trail High advanced to the finals of the Louisburg girls basketball tournament with a 68-50 victory over Independence on Thursday night at Louisburg High. The Chargers (11-0) will meet Spring Hill at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Anderson County hands Ottawa first loss
Baldwin pops KC Piper to reach tournament championship
January 25, 2002
Bush wants to double terrorism budget
January 25, 2002
President Bush said Thursday he wants to devote nearly $38 billion to preparing for and preventing domestic terror attacks, with special emphasis on bolstering the “first responders” police, firefighters and emergency medical teams. “The first minutes or hours after an attack are the most hopeful minutes for saving lives,” Bush said. “We’ve got to remember the role of the first responders. It became vivid, obviously, on Sept. 11.”
Illegal aliens may pose threat
January 25, 2002
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services “You must purge the evil from among you.” (Deut. 17:7) President Bush believes “our enemy intends to hit us again.”
Sound off
January 25, 2002
My family is a NASCAR fan family, and we watch the races every time. How can we watch the races now that Sunflower Broadband has dropped Fox Sports? “We are not dropping all of our Fox channels,” said Patrick Knorr, general manager of Sunflower Broadband, “only Fox Sports Midwest, their regional sports network. Sunflower Broadband is still keeping Fox Network, F/X, and Fox Sports World. Almost all of the actual races are carried on the Fox Network on Channel 4, and in the past a few have been carried on F/X. No races are on Fox Sports Midwest, only some qualifying races. Most of the sports coverage that viewers see with a ‘Fox Sports’ logo is on Fox 4 out of Kansas City and is not going away.”
NCAA could send Jayhawks to St. Louis for tournament
January 25, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Those who count their chickens before they’re hatched are often forced to wrap their choppers around a crow omelet. Still, you can’t keep from speculating with the college basketball season well past the point of no return.
Dwyer to play in Senior Bowl
January 25, 2002
Kansas University defensive tackle Nate Dwyer, a first-team coaches’ All-Big 12 selection, will be playing in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Ala.
Horoscopes
January 25, 2002
Budget carrier orders Boeing 737s
Ryanair buys 100 aircraft, options on more
January 25, 2002
Ryanair, the Irish-based budget carrier, will buy 100 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the next eight years and has taken options on 50 more planes, the airline and the manufacturer announced Thursday. Terms of the deal, described as the largest-ever order for the popular 737, were not announced. Ryanair said the “catalogue value” of the deal was $9.1 billion, but said Boeing’s offer was “exceptionally competitive.”
Carolina, Doherty will survive grim season
January 25, 2002
Compare tapes of Matt Doherty’s first two years as a head coach with one from this horrid season and the differences are tough to find. He still cajoles the crowd, his arms up higher and waving more than any of his players on defense.
Agroterrorism meeting a state first
January 25, 2002
Agriculture advocates, producers, researchers and consumers are being invited to what organizers are calling the state’s first comprehensive conference on agroterrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks. The Koch Crime Institute, Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University announced Wednesday that the Midwest Conference on Agriculture Bioterrorism will be March 25-26 in Manhattan.
Tour features more city than sex
NYC company takes fans to spots frequented by HBO characters
January 25, 2002
The driver hasn’t even pulled away from the starting point at New York’s ritzy Plaza hotel (where Mr. Big got married) and the bachelorette party in the back is already going strong.
House petition forces debate on campaign finance reform
January 25, 2002
In a slap at Republican leaders, supporters of campaign finance legislation won their fight Thursday to force a House vote on a bill to curb the influence of big money in politics.
Issues will change by November
January 25, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe An unusual set of political issues is in the air this January: a threat to domestic security, an overseas war with multiple fronts, a major civil-liberties debate about order and freedom, an emerging business scandal involving a company with ties to dozens of officials, congressional fights over health, welfare, spending and taxes all in a year where population swings and reapportionment have created new political districts and power balances across the country.
Eateries raising funds for family
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Many Lawrence restaurant owners who knew Chad Goldsberry also knew that he wanted to send his 10-month-old baby boy to Kansas University one day.
Schoolchildren get moving with push from program
January 25, 2002
By Bill Snead Thousands of Lawrence schoolchildren are in the running for free swimming pool passes thanks to a new program aimed at getting them off their little tushes. Kick the can, hide-and-seek and Red Rover, yesteryear games that kept children running and jumping, have been virtually replaced by PlayStations, Game Boys and Nintendos … electronic fun that might exercise the mind and fingers but not the body.
Terry Rapp, who attended KU in the 1960s, jailed on suspicion of beating his wife to death
January 25, 2002
By Mike Belt Those who remember Terry Rapp from years ago as a Kansas University student athletic trainer were shocked to learn he is at the center of a high-profile Florida murder case. “He was just a very nice, pleasant guy,” retired Lawrence Police officer Don Gardner said of Terry D. Rapp, who is charged with killing his wife.
Jayhawks gain running back
January 25, 2002
Jerome Lewis of Carrollton (Texas) Turner High has made a nonbinding oral commitment to Kansas University, his mother told Jeremy Crabtree of Big12Recruiting.com.
Dwyer to play in Senior Bowl
January 25, 2002
Kansas University defensive tackle Nate Dwyer, a first-team coaches’ All-Big 12 selection, will be playing in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Ala.
6News video report: KU students feel the effects of financial problems
January 25, 2002
Tina Terry reports on the release of student assistants to cut expenses at the university.
NCAA could send Jayhawks to St. Louis for tournament
January 25, 2002
By Chuck Woodling Those who count their chickens before they’re hatched are often forced to wrap their choppers around a crow omelet. Still, you can’t keep from speculating with the college basketball season well past the point of no return.
Washington fan
January 25, 2002
On the record
January 25, 2002
On the record
January 25, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Local sports briefs
January 25, 2002
INU loses player Ottawa men win Ottawa women fall
Local sports briefs
January 25, 2002
INU loses player Ottawa men win Ottawa women fall
JCCC example
January 25, 2002
To the editor: It was good to read that Kansas University is heading in the direction of online enrollment, etc. Better late than never, I guess.
Four Palestinians killed
January 25, 2002
A senior Hamas commander died in an Israeli helicopter strike in Gaza late Thursday, the Israeli military said, and five other Palestinians were killed in separate incidents.
Floodplain rules floated
January 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis City planning staff members unveiled the latest version of floodplain development regulations Thursday.
D.C. Briefs
January 25, 2002
Government, N.J. utility settle pollution suit Mrs. Bush makes debut
Briefs
January 25, 2002
Regulators find no more chronic-wasting disease Higher education faces budget woes statewide
Briefly
January 25, 2002
U.S., British warplanes bomb anti-aircraft base in Iraq Saudis will not tolerate unveiled U.S. servicewomen
Area briefs
January 25, 2002
City crews to start work Residents seek changes in policing of Wellsville Heritage task forces begin preliminary work this week KU tuition committee wins faculty, staff backing
Area briefs
January 25, 2002
City crews to start work Residents seek changes in policing of Wellsville Heritage task forces begin preliminary work this week KU tuition committee wins faculty, staff backing
Daily ticker
January 25, 2002
Daily ticker
January 25, 2002
Dow Industrials +65.11, 9,796.07
Film honors late poet
January 25, 2002
“Pinero,” the slight if stirring film biography of the Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor, functions as both requiem and celebration.
Greenspan sees signs of stabilizing economy
January 25, 2002
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday there were mounting signs of an economy recovering from recession, an upbeat assessment that encouraged Wall Street. Conceding that he came across as too gloomy earlier in the month, Greenspan did not include a warning he had made on Jan. 11 in San Francisco that the country continued to face significant economic risks.
Religion briefs
January 25, 2002
Groups to meet at St. John’s Events slated at Zen Center Author to speak at conference Jewish center plans Shabbaton
Rams’ theory: Offense can’t be stopped
January 25, 2002
The Rams have this mindset that nobody, not even the blitz-crazy Philadelphia Eagles, can alter: They will throw often, they will throw deep and, they believe, they will not be stopped.
Jordan explodes for 40
January 25, 2002
From a season’s perspective, Michael Jordan’s long-term memory included the “We stink” game at Cleveland, when Ricky Davis trash-talked as the Cavaliers routed the Washington Wizards.
Baldwin boasts loaded field for wrestling meet
January 25, 2002
Several ranked high school wrestlers will participate at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament on Saturday at Baldwin Junior High.
Sumner upends Wyandotte
January 25, 2002
Senior Carlai Moore scored a game-high 21 points to lead Kansas City Sumner to a 63-33 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic.
Sedgwick County scrutinizes jail calls
January 25, 2002
Sedgwick County jail officials are investigating complaints that third-party telephone customers being improperly billed for calls from inmates. Some bills exceed $100. The jail allows prisoners to place calls with restrictions.
Terrorism halts KCI airport record
January 25, 2002
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks derailed what was shaping up as a record year for passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport, airport officials said. Passenger traffic at KCI was on a record pace for the first eight months of 2001. After Sept. 11, KCI and airports nationwide were closed for two days, demand plummeted and most airlines sharply reduced their flight schedules.
Faith-related violence finds new ground
Connection between conflict and religion has grown since Cold War’s end, author says
January 25, 2002
From bloodshed in the Bible and the combat of the Crusades to today’s terrorist attacks in the United States and suicide bombings in the Mideast, violence in the name of religion has a long history. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have focused new attention on the phenomenon, however, with experts citing a greater need for understanding the forces behind it.
Museum board faces members’ departures
Exits come as group tried to overcome publicity regarding staff salary cuts
January 25, 2002
By Mindie Paget Call it a rebuilding phase.
Floodplain rules floated; annexation moratorium in limbo
January 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis City planning staff members unveiled the latest version of floodplain development regulations Thursday.
Appeals court reverses historic DNA ruling
January 25, 2002
Reversing a groundbreaking opinion, a federal appeals court ruled that a man convicted of rape in 1990 does not have a constitutional right to DNA testing.
White House backs confinement of Arafat
January 25, 2002
President Bush provided three key Arab leaders with evidence Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority was involved in trying to smuggle 50 tons of weapons to the Palestinians, senior administration officials said Thursday.
Predators nip Flyers
January 25, 2002
Nashville coach Barry Trotz knows a well-executed play when he sees one. Denis Arkhipov hammered in a rebound at 1:16 of overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 win over Philadelphia, snapping the Flyers’ home unbeaten string at eight games on Thursday night.
It’s not easy to kick at Heinz Field, as Steelers’ Brown knows
January 25, 2002
Adam Vinatieri earned a place in New England Patriots’ lore with a 45-yard field goal in the snow against Oakland to force overtime, followed by a winning 23-yard kick. The victory last week sent Vinatieri and the Patriots to the AFC championship game at Heinz Field, where swirling winds and questionable footing can be as problematic for kickers as a New England snowstorm.
Third Day nominated again as best artist in Dove Awards
January 25, 2002
Third Day, which won the top award at last year’s Dove Awards, received six nominations on Wednesday, including another chance to win in the best artist category.
Negotiations continue on state redistricting
Lawmakers work on bipartisan efforts to redraw areas to reflect population shifts
January 25, 2002
Bipartisan negotiations over congressional and legislative redistricting continued Thursday, and Gov. Bill Graves predicted that lawmakers would resolve the issue quickly.
Boeing asks lawmakers to back aviation research
January 25, 2002
Legislators are hearing pleas from the aviation industry to invest in additional research facilities at Wichita State University. At stake is the ability of Boeing Co.’s commercial aviation division in Wichita to land production work on the company’s new Sonic Cruiser, which would likely stabilize its Wichita work force for several years.
Pop music’s Pearlman to launch revival of The Archies, Pussycats
January 25, 2002
Pop music alchemist Lou Pearlman thinks he’s found a way to turn the oldies classic “Sugar, Sugar” into modern-day gold.
Graves stands firm on proposal to raise cigarette taxes 65 cents
January 25, 2002
Gov. Bill Graves promised Thursday to fight hard for his proposed 65-cent-per-pack rise in the cigarette tax, as legislative opposition to tax increases appeared to be weakening. Graves announced Thursday that a new coalition of health and social service groups will lobby for the increase, which is also supported by House Speaker Kent Glasscock, R-Manhattan.
Coach’s record
January 25, 2002
Issues will change by November
January 25, 2002
By David Shribman The Boston Globe An unusual set of political issues is in the air this January: a threat to domestic security, an overseas war with multiple fronts, a major civil-liberties debate about order and freedom, an emerging business scandal involving a company with ties to dozens of officials, congressional fights over health, welfare, spending and taxes all in a year where population swings and reapportionment have created new political districts and power balances across the country.
Onetime student trainer enmeshed at center of Florida murder case
Terry Rapp, who attended KU in the 1960s, jailed on suspicion of beating his wife to death
January 25, 2002
By Mike Belt Those who remember Terry Rapp from years ago as a Kansas University student athletic trainer were shocked to learn he is at the center of a high-profile Florida murder case. “He was just a very nice, pleasant guy,” retired Lawrence Police officer Don Gardner said of Terry D. Rapp, who is charged with killing his wife.
Race gaps remain in health
January 25, 2002
Americans made advances in the 1990s against a broad range of diseases and other health threats, but glaring racial and ethnic disparities remain, the government reported Thursday.
House petition forces debate on campaign finance reform
January 25, 2002
In a slap at Republican leaders, supporters of campaign finance legislation won their fight Thursday to force a House vote on a bill to curb the influence of big money in politics.
U.S. forces capture 27 Taliban leaders in raid
January 25, 2002
U.S. special forces captured 27 suspected Taliban leaders and killed others in a raid Thursday on two military compounds in central Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. The raid, in which one American serviceman was reported wounded in the ankle by enemy fire, marked a sudden burst of activity on a war front that had grown quiet for two weeks.
World Online report: Legislators interested in tax amnesty idea
January 25, 2002
By Dave Toplikar Could it be buried treasure? Or an alternative to raising some taxes? Those are some questions being considered about what a tax amnesty program would mean to Kansas. The chairman of the Kansas House Taxation Committee and two Lawrence legislators said Thursday they were interested in considering a tax amnesty program in Kansas to help the state climb out of its $400-plus million budget hole.
Test-takers face new challenges
January 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter High school dropout Deanna Batrez honed her math skills Thursday, preparing for a showdown against retooled GED exams. Batrez, 19, is counting on earning a General Educational Development certificate this year. She said it would be her passport to higher education and an interesting career.
Fired auditor refuses to testify
January 25, 2002
Fired auditor David Duncan was solely responsible for the massive destruction of Enron documents, officials of the energy company’s accounting firm told skeptical lawmakers Thursday. Duncan refused to answer questions, invoking the Fifth Amendment. Lawmaker after lawmaker denounced the rushed paper shredding at Arthur Andersen and the complex business practices at Enron as Congress delved into the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Enron’s collapse cost investors billions of dollars, wiped out the retirement savings of thousands of employees and raised questions about the company’s extensive political connections.
Utilities ask to pass on debt
January 25, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Natural gas companies want to charge their good customers you may be among them for the bills they couldn’t collect from bad customers last winter when heating costs reached record levels. Under legislation unveiled Thursday, the companies would be allowed to bypass state regulators and pass through the millions of dollars of bad debts to all customers.
Buckeyes whip Wolverines
January 25, 2002
It’s reached the point that even Ohio State coach Jim O’Brien doesn’t blame his 20th-ranked Buckeyes for being confident. “I don’t think we’re cocky. I don’t want our guys to be cocky,” O’Brien said after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, 69-47, Thursday night for their 13th consecutive Big Ten victory.
Fired auditor refuses to testify
January 25, 2002
Fired auditor David Duncan was solely responsible for the massive destruction of Enron documents, officials of the energy company’s accounting firm told skeptical lawmakers Thursday. Duncan refused to answer questions, invoking the Fifth Amendment. Lawmaker after lawmaker denounced the rushed paper shredding at Arthur Andersen and the complex business practices at Enron as Congress delved into the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Enron’s collapse cost investors billions of dollars, wiped out the retirement savings of thousands of employees and raised questions about the company’s extensive political connections.
D.C. Briefs
January 25, 2002
Government, N.J. utility settle pollution suit Mrs. Bush makes debut
Race gaps remain in health
January 25, 2002
Americans made advances in the 1990s against a broad range of diseases and other health threats, but glaring racial and ethnic disparities remain, the government reported Thursday.
City manager wins 3 percent pay raise but will be re-evaluated in six months
January 25, 2002
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners want city government to become more “user-friendly” and they’re giving City Manager Mike Wildgen six months to show progress. Commissioners gave Wildgen his annual performance evaluation Thursday. They gave him a 3 percent salary raise, but commissioners said they want to evaluate him again in six months instead of the usual year.
s record
January 25, 2002
To the editor: Not so fast, Mr. Powell.
Boeing asks lawmakers to back aviation research
January 25, 2002
Legislators are hearing pleas from the aviation industry to invest in additional research facilities at Wichita State University. At stake is the ability of Boeing Co.’s commercial aviation division in Wichita to land production work on the company’s new Sonic Cruiser, which would likely stabilize its Wichita work force for several years.
Lawmakers work on bipartisan efforts to redraw areas to reflect population shifts
January 25, 2002
Bipartisan negotiations over congressional and legislative redistricting continued Thursday, and Gov. Bill Graves predicted that lawmakers would resolve the issue quickly.
Religious leaders gather to pray for world peace
January 25, 2002
Declaring that religious people must repudiate violence following the Sept. 11 attacks, Pope John Paul II led an extraordinary assembly of patriarchs and imams, rabbis and monks Thursday in this historic hilltop town in praying for peace.
Four Palestinians killed
January 25, 2002
A senior Hamas commander died in an Israeli helicopter strike in Gaza late Thursday, the Israeli military said, and five other Palestinians were killed in separate incidents.
White House backs confinement of Arafat
January 25, 2002
President Bush provided three key Arab leaders with evidence Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority was involved in trying to smuggle 50 tons of weapons to the Palestinians, senior administration officials said Thursday.
s schedule full of events
January 25, 2002
Presentations scheduled Sunday for 2002 Kaw Valley Eagles Day at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Film honors late poet
January 25, 2002
“Pinero,” the slight if stirring film biography of the Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor, functions as both requiem and celebration.
Ryanair buys 100 aircraft, options on more
January 25, 2002
Ryanair, the Irish-based budget carrier, will buy 100 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the next eight years and has taken options on 50 more planes, the airline and the manufacturer announced Thursday. Terms of the deal, described as the largest-ever order for the popular 737, were not announced. Ryanair said the “catalogue value” of the deal was $9.1 billion, but said Boeing’s offer was “exceptionally competitive.”
Greenspan sees signs of stabilizing economy
January 25, 2002
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday there were mounting signs of an economy recovering from recession, an upbeat assessment that encouraged Wall Street. Conceding that he came across as too gloomy earlier in the month, Greenspan did not include a warning he had made on Jan. 11 in San Francisco that the country continued to face significant economic risks.
Stocks rise on earnings news, Fed outlook
January 25, 2002
Positive earnings reports and encouraging words about the economy from Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan combined to push stock prices solidly higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 65.11, or 0.7 percent, at 9,796.07. The broader market also finished higher, boosted primarily by the technology sector.
Commodities
January 25, 2002
Local markets As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.72; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.04. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.75; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.04. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.75; corn, $1.82; milo, $1.80; soybeans, $4.04. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.06. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.09. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, $1.85; soybeans, $4.09.
Residents jump from burning home in Lawrence
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 6:05 p.m.) Three young people were injured when they jumped from their burning two-story home early Friday morning in a residential area just east of Kansas University in Lawrence.
Tryon cards 77 after struggling with nerves, weather
January 25, 2002
The PGA Tour’s youngest rookie received a rude welcome Thursday in the Phoenix Open. Seventeen-year-old Ty Tryon figured the toughest part of his debut would be nerves. He also had to deal with cold, blustery conditions, and a golf swing that went on recess.
LHS wrestling falls to Leavenworth
January 25, 2002
By Levi Chronister Continuing a season-long theme Thursday, Lawrence High’s wrestling team won more matches than its dual opponent, but lost. The Lions, who won five of their eight matches on the mat, lost to Leavenworth, 44-30 at Lawrence high because of forfeits in five open weight classes
Churches try tactics from name tags to parking
January 25, 2002
Congregations use a variety of methods to make newcomers feel welcome and to encourage them to return. Here are a few: Name tags. These help churches identify visitors. However, some visitors prefer to be anonymous when checking out a worship service.
Third Day nominated again as best artist in Dove Awards
January 25, 2002
Third Day, which won the top award at last year’s Dove Awards, received six nominations on Wednesday, including another chance to win in the best artist category.
s Pearlman to launch revival of The Archies, Pussycats
January 25, 2002
Pop music alchemist Lou Pearlman thinks he’s found a way to turn the oldies classic “Sugar, Sugar” into modern-day gold.
Pittsburgh, St. Louis look Super
January 25, 2002
It looks as if a lot of people think the NFL shouldn’t bother to play this weekend’s championship games. The St. Louis Rams opened Sunday as 101/2-point favorites over Philadelphia in the NFC. By Tuesday it was up to 12 points.
Terrorism halts KCI airport record
January 25, 2002
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks derailed what was shaping up as a record year for passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport, airport officials said. Passenger traffic at KCI was on a record pace for the first eight months of 2001. After Sept. 11, KCI and airports nationwide were closed for two days, demand plummeted and most airlines sharply reduced their flight schedules.
Baldwin boasts loaded field for wrestling meet
January 25, 2002
Several ranked high school wrestlers will participate at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament on Saturday at Baldwin Junior High.
Agroterrorism meeting a state first
January 25, 2002
Agriculture advocates, producers, researchers and consumers are being invited to what organizers are calling the state’s first comprehensive conference on agroterrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks. The Koch Crime Institute, Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University announced Wednesday that the Midwest Conference on Agriculture Bioterrorism will be March 25-26 in Manhattan.
FBI director says bin Laden may have escaped via Iran
January 25, 2002
FBI Director Robert Mueller voiced concern Thursday that fighters from Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network may have slipped out of Afghanistan through Iran.
Sumner upends Wyandotte
January 25, 2002
Senior Carlai Moore scored a game-high 21 points to lead Kansas City Sumner to a 63-33 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic.
Bush to seek $11 billion to police borders
January 25, 2002
(Updated Friday at 4:08 p.m.) President Bush said Friday he will ask Congress to spend roughly $11 billion next year on securing the nation’s borders to keep out terrorists who would try to attack the United States by air, land or sea.
Senator: Many detainees at Guantanamo likely to be sent home
January 25, 2002
(Web Posted Friday at 4:07 p.m.) Many of the Afghan war detainees now held at Guantanamo Bay will likely be returned to their homelands, a U.S. senator said Friday.
Santa Fe Trail girls in Louisburg finals
January 25, 2002
Santa Fe Trail High advanced to the finals of the Louisburg girls basketball tournament with a 68-50 victory over Independence on Thursday night at Louisburg High. The Chargers (11-0) will meet Spring Hill at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
People
January 25, 2002
Spears spurned by royal heir Star settles wrongful death suit Poitier in line for honorary Oscar
Briefs
January 25, 2002
Regulators find no more chronic-wasting disease Higher education faces budget woes statewide
6Sports video report: Free State girls can’t stop Olathe North
January 25, 2002
James Sido reports on the Free State loss to the Olathe North Eagles.
6Sports video report: LHS ends skid
January 25, 2002
James Sido reports on the LHS girls basketball win over KC Schlagle.