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World Online report: Kansas picks up a road win at Texas A&M, 86-74
January 26, 2002
Texas A&M came into this game fresh off an upset win at Texas, and looked to extend its upset streak to two. However, Kansas shot better, outrebounded Texas A&M and forced numerous Aggie turnovers to pick up its fourth conference road win of the season.
U.S. commander defends tactics despite failure to capture bin Laden, Omar
January 26, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:44 a.m.) The top commander of the war in Afghanistan defended U.S. tactics Saturday, saying that deploying large numbers of American ground forces would not have increased chances of capturing terror mastermind Osama bin Laden or Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
Langford making most of opportunities
January 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Homesick from time to time during his freshman season, Keith Langford is ready for a weekend in the Lone Star State. “I have really good feelings about going back home to see some old faces,” said Langford, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard.
World Briefs
January 26, 2002
Ireland: Militant gets 14 years for N. Ireland bombing Colombia: Bicycle bomb kills 4 policemen, 1 child Shanghai: Company denies using WTC scrap for souvenirs Gabon: Death toll from Ebola at 34 in central Africa
Weddings
January 26, 2002
Weddings
January 26, 2002
Dillon-Christensen Jennifer Ellen Dillon, Wichita, and David Witt Christensen, Topeka, were married Dec. 22, 2001, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence, with Elder Dennis H. Karpowitz officiating.
On the record
January 26, 2002
On the record
January 26, 2002
Law enforcement report Police reports
Louisiana woes
January 26, 2002
To the editor: Recently, Joel Mathis wrote an article in the J-W on the discussion of the city commissioners on “the preliminary finding of a study by TransSystems Corporation.” Mathis noted: “One little-noticed item in the report: A proposal to also expand Louisiana Street to four lanes south of 23rd Street.” Obviously, this item is being ignored by the city commission and the traffic safety board.
Local Briefs
January 26, 2002
Enjoy warm weekend days before cold front moves in Twenty degrees above normal and sunny isn’t bad for January. Just a week after Lawrence was blanketed in 3 inches of snow, temperatures Friday soared to the 60-degree mark and may exceed that through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Normal highs for late January hover around 40 degrees, said Chad Pettera, meteorologist with WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. A cold front set to move in early next week will put a damper on the unseasonably mild weather. ________________________________ Law enforcement: Police stop burglary attempt in progress at mobile home Two men were arrested Friday morning after Lawrence Police interrupted a burglary in progress at a mobile home in the 1900 block of West 31st Street. Someone called police at 9:40 a.m. to report two men had entered a neighbor’s mobile home, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Information about how entry was made was unclear, and police reports were still being prepared later Friday. Officers arrived and set up around the mobile home, Pattrick said. Officers then entered the front door, and two male suspects ran out the back door, Pattrick said. One of the suspects, a 17-year-old Lawrence man, was caught and arrested by an officer stationed at the back door, Pattrick said. The second suspect, a 19-year-old Lawrence man, attempted to run away but was caught by other officers after a foot pursuit, Pattrick said. No other information was available late Friday and charges were pending. ________________________________ Retail sales: Compromise proposes limits on beer keg retailers’ liability Topeka Proponents of a bill requiring the registration of beer kegs say they have reached a compromise with groups that have opposed the legislation in the past. The key change is language that would limit the retailer’s liability if someone legally purchases a keg then illegally furnishes it to minors. Besides limiting a retailer’s liability, the compromise would only require that purchase records be maintained until a keg is returned.
Lawrence Briefs
January 26, 2002
LMH receives grant for pediatric unit chairs Senior Services board elects new officers
Lawrence Briefs
January 26, 2002
LMH receives grant for pediatric unit chairs Senior Services board elects new officers
Immediate volunteer needs
January 26, 2002
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Immediate volunteer needs
January 26, 2002
Here are some volunteer opportunities in Douglas County.
Crime Briefs
January 26, 2002
Court rules children can be held in contempt Probation violator loses appeal ruling
Club news
January 26, 2002
Club news
January 26, 2002
The Lawrence 99er Duplicate Bridge Club’s Jan. 16 game was stratified and directed by Don Brennaman. The winners were led by Frances Vogel and Judy Bevan, followed by Eldon Herd and Gladys Dight. Michael Green and Richard Willoughby placed third, followed by Mike Montgomery and Rhonda Montgomery. Harriett Olson and Artie Shaw placed third in the B session. Julie Ward and Ann Thompson won the C session.
Area Briefs
January 26, 2002
Parks and Recreation veteran plans to retire in March Lawrence driver injured in one-vehicle accident House fire in Eudora displaces six residents Former nurse pleads guilty to nursing home charges
Daily Ticker
January 26, 2002
Daily Ticker
January 26, 2002
Dow Industrials +44.01, 9,840.08
City athlete of the week: Ian B Free State
January 26, 2002
Bstunned No. 1-ranked Josh Carroll of Olathe North, 8-7, in the 215-pound semifinals of the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational. Carroll, a two-time state champion, was 14-0 and had won 75 consecutive matches.
Area athlete of the week: Zac Tyler, Eudora
January 26, 2002
Tyler scored a team-high 19 points, including 14 points in the paint, and made all five of his free-throw attempts in Eudora’s 62-39 victory over Independence (Mo.) Van Horn in the Tonganoxie Invitational championship.
U.S. will spend whatever it takes to defeat terrorists, Bush says in radio speech
January 26, 2002
President Bush used his weekly radio address to recap the military and homeland defense proposals he announced this week as a curtain raiser for the State of the Union address he will deliver to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Pageant brings Sandburg’s poetry, Curry’s costumes to life
January 26, 2002
“Carl Sandburg’s Prairie!” a pageant of movement, color, music and voice, will be presented at 7:30 pm. today at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St. The work combines the choreography of the Prairie Wind Dancers, a Lawrence-based professional dance company; the poetry of Carl Sandburg; and costume designs by artist John Steuart Curry.
Book describes life of independent woman
January 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Everybody has a story to tell. For Lawrence writer Mary Burchill, the story is about a strong-willed, independent woman who spent 63 years in the Frijoles Canyon within the Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico.
Presbyterian Manor director to retire
Dorothy Devlin to leave nursing home post
January 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget On days when administrative duties seem to overwhelm her, Dorothy Devlin, executive director of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, says she finds happiness connecting with the nursing home’s elderly residents.
Drug development drives prescription costs
January 26, 2002
An old drug for psychosis called Haldol might cost a patient a half cent a pill. A newer anti-psychotic drug could run $3 a dose. Why do new drugs cost so much more?
Cottonwood Inc. workers win national honor
January 26, 2002
By Marta Costello It’s an honor any company would be pleased to receive, but the folks at Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence are especially thrilled. Earlier this month, Sharon Spratt headed to Washington, D.C., to accept a vendor award of excellence from the Defense Logistic Agency.
The games people play
From cards to trivia, they’re all about fun
January 26, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Whether they involve a deck of cards, a television screen or just some brain power, games are a popular pastime. Although board games have been around since ancient Greece and Rome, there’s enough variety nowadays to pique almost any interest.
Capriati keeps Australian title
Hingis falls in women’s championship match
January 26, 2002
Jennifer Capriati fought off four match points in the second set and beat Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 Saturday to win her second consecutive Australian Open title. The top-seeded Capriati fell behind 0-4 in the second set and cursed at the chair umpire. But Capriati then staved off three match points at 3-5 and 5-6 to force a tiebreaker.
NHL Roundup: Red Wings roll, 4-1
January 26, 2002
The Red Wings are happy to rack up the points now, before the second half of the season begins. Steve Yzerman moved into a tie for seventh place on the all-time goal scoring list and also had an assist as Detroit beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-1, on Friday.
Area Girls Basketball: McLouth stumbles in semifinals
January 26, 2002
Leading by six points at halftime, McLouth scored just two points in the third quarter of a 44-43 loss to Valley Falls on Friday night in the semifinals of the Jefferson County North girls basketball tournament.
City football coaches pleased with plan to boost playoff field
January 26, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If the new Kansas high school football playoff system had been in place last fall, Lawrence High would have joined Free State High in the 2001 postseason. Under the new format that takes effect this fall, the top two teams from the eight Class 6A districts will advance to 16-team state playoffs. Free State went 3-0 in district last fall, including a 16-0 victory over LHS that prevented the Lions from qualifying for state.
Suspended A&M guard plans to transfer
January 26, 2002
Sophomore guard Michael Gardener has left the Texas A&M basketball team and will transfer elsewhere, Aggies coach Melvin Watkins said Friday. “After much discussion, we came to a mutual agreement with Michael that it would be best for him to continue his career elsewhere,” Watkins said.
President wants billions more for border, coastal security
January 26, 2002
In this coastal city where Mohamed Atta began his horrifying Sept. 11 mission, President Bush said Friday that he wants to spend billions more for border security and the Coast Guard.
Lawmakers praise conditions at prison in Guantanamo
January 26, 2002
The first members of Congress to inspect Camp X-Ray hailed the conditions for suspected al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists Friday and said international criticism of the prison was unwarranted.
Bush says Arafat ‘enhances terror’
January 26, 2002
President Bush assailed Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority on Friday for “enhancing terror” by trying to smuggle weapons from Iran. Tough U.S. sanctions, including suspension of diplomatic contact, were put under White House review.
People
January 26, 2002
Fender receives daughter’s kidney Not so wonderful world for Stevie Birth bittersweet for 9-11 widow That’s Dr. Loretta Lynn to you
Area Briefs
January 26, 2002
Parks and Recreation veteran plans to retire in March Lawrence driver injured in one-vehicle accident House fire in Eudora displaces six residents Former nurse pleads guilty to nursing home charges
Drug informant testifies in court
January 26, 2002
By Mike Belt An informant paid to make buys for drug investigators testified Friday that he feared for his life after he was allegedly held against his will in a Lawrence apartment. Justo Culian, who described himself as a transient, said he was beaten by one of four people who picked him up Jan. 3 in downtown Lawrence and drove him to an apartment in the 800 block of New York Street.
O’Connor tells all to Couric; Burton bashes Hoover
January 26, 2002
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spilled big time to NBC’s Katie Couric on Friday night’s “Dateline,” revealing her Stanford Law School flirtation with Chief Justice William Rehnquist and her culinary experiences with, er, bull testicles.
Mothman’ movie resurrects mysterious ‘flying man’ legend
Strange sightings, deadly collapse of bridge still haunt public imagination
January 26, 2002
No one is quite sure what came to the river town of Point Pleasant, W.Va., in the 1960s. Was it an alien? An angel? The devil? Or merely an instance of group hysteria? Whatever the answer, it was called Mothman.
Louisiana woes
January 26, 2002
Good ol’ days
January 26, 2002
Business Briefcase
January 26, 2002
Developers offer to buy Orchards golf course Utility: PG&E seeks transfer from state oversight Automaker: Complaints drive Chrysler to pull television ad Economy: Existing home sales reach all-time high in 2001
Kmart, SEC investigate ‘accounting’ letter
January 26, 2002
Kmart Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week, said Friday it has begun an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter claiming to be from employees that expressed concern about unspecified accounting matters.
Topeka-based shoe retailer to close 104 stores
January 26, 2002
Payless ShoeSource, the nation’s largest shoe retailer, will close 104 of its more than 4,900 stores in a restructuring that will produce pre-tax annual savings of $25 million to $30 million.
State agency investigating race track
Management at The Woodlands requested commission inquiry
January 26, 2002
An official of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says the agency is investigating operations at The Woodlands, a pari-mutuel racing complex in Kansas City, Kan.
FBI, police form local terrorism task force
January 26, 2002
About 26 FBI agents and local police officers are tracking terrorism leads as part of a full-time task force announced Friday. The task force covers Kansas and western Missouri, with officers based in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield in Missouri and Garden City, Salina, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas.
Hockey dad gets 6 to 10 years for killing
January 26, 2002
The father who beat another man to death at their sons’ hockey practice was sentenced to six to 10 years in prison Friday after the dead man’s 13-year-old boy urged a judge to “teach him a lesson.”
Praeger declares insurance candidacy
Lawrence senator files for state commissioner
January 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Longtime Lawrence politician and community advocate Sandy Praeger made it official Friday: She is seeking the Republican Party nomination to be Kansas’ next insurance commissioner.
Cuts in school funding rejected
Social services, higher ed stay on Senate panel’s chopping block
January 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A state Senate committee Friday rejected proposed cuts in public school funding but adopted reductions for social services and higher education. Shannon Jones, an advocate for people with disabilities, said if the bill was accepted by the full Legislature, $27 million would be cut from community-based programs for the elderly and disabled.
National media outlets scurry to land video shot for KU TV
99 campus visitor had ties to Houston mother who allegedly drowned children
January 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s TV station is getting national attention, thanks to a conservative traveling preacher with ties to a Houston woman who allegedly drowned her five children. ABC “World News Tonight” on Monday aired a KUJH file video of the preacher, Michael Woroniecki, and NBC’s “Dateline” and “Today” shows also have requested the video.
Actor’s comments on Muslims, terrorists draw criticism
January 26, 2002
Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated actor James Woods, whose personal beliefs are often as controversial as the roles he plays, has landed himself in hot water for remarks he made to KTLA’s entertainment editor Sam Rubin about terrorists and people who harbor terrorists.
Text of Roberts’ speech at Kansas Day
January 26, 2002
The following is the text of a speech delivered today by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to Kansas Republicans at the GOP’s annual Kansas Day event in Topeka.
Former worker buys Bay Leaf
Owners set for retirement after 25 years
January 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan The owners of a self-described “mom-and-mom” kitchen-and-coffee shop on Massachusetts Street are selling to a former employee after 25 years in business. Anne Yetman and Gunda Hiebert are selling The Bay Leaf, 725 Mass., to Geri Riekhof, who worked at the store for nine years in the 1980s.
World Online: Panorama: Residential Growth
January 26, 2002
Eagles stop LHS winning streak at nine games - Olathe North 65, Lawrence 52
January 26, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High had gone seven weeks and nine games without a loss before its streak went kaput against Olathe North on Friday night. Olathe North’s stifling defense coupled with Lawrence’s cold-shooting resulted in a 65-52 victory for the Eagles over the host Lions in a battle between Sunflower League contenders in the LHS gym.
Lawrence wins semi
Championship in doubt after death of player’s father
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s girls basketball team played its way into the championship of the Firebird Winter Classic with a big come-from-behind victory over Kansas City Sumner on Friday. Whether the Lions will actually play in the championship remains to be seen.
Anniversary
January 26, 2002
Free State tops Tongie, ends skid
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High’s Lauren Wright wasn’t thinking about having a career game Friday night. It just kind of happened. The Firebirds (4-7) will take it, though, as they hadn’t won a game since they beat intracity-rival Lawrence High before the holiday break.
Contract review ordered
January 26, 2002
The White House on Friday ordered a review of $70 million worth of federal contracts with Enron Corp. and the Arthur Andersen accounting firm to determine whether the embattled companies are worthy of government business.
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Illinois: Anthrax hoax suspect sentenced to 30 years Tennessee: Couple drowns, son hurt; storm death toll at 5
Cowher, Belichick crossed paths before
January 26, 2002
Bill Cowher interviewed for a job as the New York Giants’ secondary coach 13 years ago. The interviewer? Bill Belichick. Such are the vagaries of the NFL like most coaches, these two have crossed paths before.
January 26, 2002
President Bush assailed Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority on Friday for “enhancing terror” by trying to smuggle weapons from Iran. Tough U.S. sanctions, including suspension of diplomatic contact, were put under White House review.
Fund would give $25 million to small businesses if Blue Cross sale is approved
January 26, 2002
The company trying to buy Kansas’ largest health insurance provider has offered $25 million to stabilize premiums for small businesses if the transaction is approved. The establishment of the fund, announced Friday, addresses concerns that insurance rates may rise more quickly if Indianapolis-based Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. acquires Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Corporation wins $26 million tax dispute
January 26, 2002
The Department of Revenue’s method for determining whether one company owns another has no basis in law, the Kansas Supreme Court said in handing a corporation a $26 million victory in a tax case.
Prison inmate received heart at public expense
January 26, 2002
A California prison inmate received a new heart earlier this month in a transplant operation that could end up costing taxpayers as much as $1 million, prison officials said Friday. The operation appears to mark the most extreme application yet of a court mandate to give prisoners the same standard of medical care as the average law-abiding patient.
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Illinois: Anthrax hoax suspect sentenced to 30 years Tennessee: Couple drowns, son hurt; storm death toll at 5
Management at The Woodlands requested commission inquiry
January 26, 2002
An official of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says the agency is investigating operations at The Woodlands, a pari-mutuel racing complex in Kansas City, Kan.
Winter weather rousing worry of wildfire threat
January 26, 2002
The unusually dry winter weather has fire officials concerned that wildfires could pose a threat in Kansas this year. Just this week there have been a dozen fires in south central Kansas, including one that burned 1,500 acres in Pratt County and came within nine feet of a house.
Israeli missile kills Hamas commander
January 26, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself to pieces on a pedestrian mall teeming with immigrants and foreign laborers Friday, wounding at least 25 people. The Israeli government retaliated swiftly, sending F-16 warplanes to attack targets linked to Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
days
January 26, 2002
To the editor: People often ask me if I watched such and such a game on TV and I always have to say no. I got to wondering why I seldom watch some big game of other on TV. In the first place I couldn’t care less who wins since I probably don’t know any of the participants.
Canine dies as three jump to safety
January 26, 2002
By Mike Belt Thanks to the persistence of a dog named Aiko, four people survived a devastating house fire early Friday at 1216 Ohio. The fire that destroyed the house forced three of the four people sleeping there to jump for their lives from second- and third-floor windows.
Drug informant testifies in court
January 26, 2002
By Mike Belt An informant paid to make buys for drug investigators testified Friday that he feared for his life after he was allegedly held against his will in a Lawrence apartment. Justo Culian, who described himself as a transient, said he was beaten by one of four people who picked him up Jan. 3 in downtown Lawrence and drove him to an apartment in the 800 block of New York Street.
Sound off
January 26, 2002
I’ve noticed that during Kansas University home basketball games a trumpeter from the band always goes down on the floor before the national anthem. I was wondering if that is a tradition or what it means. KU band director Tom Stidham supplied this answer: “We send the trumpeter down to give the starting note for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to the singer. Whoever sings it doesn’t have any other means of getting the pitch and getting a bearing of the key we’re in.”
GAO vows to sue for Cheney files
January 26, 2002
The head of a congressional inquiry into the Bush administration’s energy proposals said Friday he would sue the White House next week if the administration does not comply with his demands, in what would be the first legal action of its kind between the legislative and executive branches of government.
Hospital seeks helping hands
January 26, 2002
Agency: Lawrence Memorial Hospital Address: 325 Maine.
NHL Roundup: Red Wings roll, 4-1
January 26, 2002
The Red Wings are happy to rack up the points now, before the second half of the season begins. Steve Yzerman moved into a tie for seventh place on the all-time goal scoring list and also had an assist as Detroit beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-1, on Friday.
Relaford
January 26, 2002
The Seattle Mariners traded third baseman David Bell to San Francisco on Friday for infielder Desi Relaford and cash. The Mariners didn’t have a place for Bell after acquiring third baseman Jeff Cirillo from Colorado in a trade last month.
William Cowart
January 26, 2002
Baldwin Services for William Cowart, 83, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. Mr. Cowart died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home.
Area athlete of the week: Zac Tyler, Eudora
January 26, 2002
Tyler scored a team-high 19 points, including 14 points in the paint, and made all five of his free-throw attempts in Eudora’s 62-39 victory over Independence (Mo.) Van Horn in the Tonganoxie Invitational championship.
More peacekeepers sought
January 26, 2002
Many Afghans want international peacekeepers to expand their mission to areas outside the capital where warlords reign and al-Qaida and Taliban renegades are being hunted by U.S.-led forces, the country’s interim leader said Friday.
President wants billions more for border, coastal security
January 26, 2002
In this coastal city where Mohamed Atta began his horrifying Sept. 11 mission, President Bush said Friday that he wants to spend billions more for border security and the Coast Guard.
FSHS boys fall, 47-46
January 26, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner, whose Firebirds are off to their worst start in school history, must be pulling out his hair in frustration. “What’s left of it,” Schreiner quipped of his receding hairline. “This has not been a fun January at all. January just sucks. Maybe February will be better.
Area Girls Basketball: McLouth stumbles in semifinals
January 26, 2002
Leading by six points at halftime, McLouth scored just two points in the third quarter of a 44-43 loss to Valley Falls on Friday night in the semifinals of the Jefferson County North girls basketball tournament.
6Sports video report: Free State girls roll over Tongie
January 26, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State girls’ basketball win over the Tonganoxie Lady Chieftains.
re all about fun
January 26, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Whether they involve a deck of cards, a television screen or just some brain power, games are a popular pastime. Although board games have been around since ancient Greece and Rome, there’s enough variety nowadays to pique almost any interest.
Cottonwood Inc. workers win national honor
January 26, 2002
By Marta Costello It’s an honor any company would be pleased to receive, but the folks at Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence are especially thrilled. Earlier this month, Sharon Spratt headed to Washington, D.C., to accept a vendor award of excellence from the Defense Logistic Agency.
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Pennsylvania: Family found dead; Teen-age son charged Maryland: Police find 48 weapons in bus driver’s house
Technology brings medical service to rural areas
January 26, 2002
Joseph Patterson lifts his hands and spreads his long, thin fingers to show the doctor his newfound flexibility. “If we say you had a dollar’s worth of arthritis when you started this medication, how much would you say you have now?” asks Dr. Anthony diBartolomeo, making eye contact with his 75-year-old patient.
Book describes life of independent woman
January 26, 2002
By Jan Biles Everybody has a story to tell. For Lawrence writer Mary Burchill, the story is about a strong-willed, independent woman who spent 63 years in the Frijoles Canyon within the Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico.
s costumes to life
January 26, 2002
“Carl Sandburg’s Prairie!” a pageant of movement, color, music and voice, will be presented at 7:30 pm. today at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St. The work combines the choreography of the Prairie Wind Dancers, a Lawrence-based professional dance company; the poetry of Carl Sandburg; and costume designs by artist John Steuart Curry.
s events are geared for many tastes
January 26, 2002
A bowl of hot soup, a musical revue and a candlelight concert are ready to warm your spirits this weekend. There’s plenty to do, so get off the couch and enjoy.
Veterinarian cites laser surgery benefits for pets
January 26, 2002
By Jim Baker John Bradley, owner of Bradley Animal Hospital, is literally on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Bradley’s clinic, 935 E. 23rd St., is possibly the only veterinary practice in the Lawrence area offering laser surgery for pets.
Drug development drives prescription costs
January 26, 2002
An old drug for psychosis called Haldol might cost a patient a half cent a pill. A newer anti-psychotic drug could run $3 a dose. Why do new drugs cost so much more?
Lawmakers praise conditions at prison in Guantanamo
January 26, 2002
The first members of Congress to inspect Camp X-Ray hailed the conditions for suspected al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists Friday and said international criticism of the prison was unwarranted.
M guard plans to transfer
January 26, 2002
Sophomore guard Michael Gardener has left the Texas A&M basketball team and will transfer elsewhere, Aggies coach Melvin Watkins said Friday. “After much discussion, we came to a mutual agreement with Michael that it would be best for him to continue his career elsewhere,” Watkins said.
Scouting news
January 26, 2002
Reid Crowe, Lawrence, member of Boy Scout Troop 59, will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Pacific Depot. To earn Boy Scouting’s highest award, Crowe earned 29 merit badges, served in leadership positions in the troop and completed a service project, which was the construction and placement of directional signs for Clinton Lake trails.
More peacekeepers sought
January 26, 2002
Many Afghans want international peacekeepers to expand their mission to areas outside the capital where warlords reign and al-Qaida and Taliban renegades are being hunted by U.S.-led forces, the country’s interim leader said Friday.
Local Briefs
January 26, 2002
Enjoy warm weekend days before cold front moves in Twenty degrees above normal and sunny isn’t bad for January. Just a week after Lawrence was blanketed in 3 inches of snow, temperatures Friday soared to the 60-degree mark and may exceed that through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Normal highs for late January hover around 40 degrees, said Chad Pettera, meteorologist with WeatherData, a private forecasting service in Wichita. A cold front set to move in early next week will put a damper on the unseasonably mild weather. ________________________________ Law enforcement: Police stop burglary attempt in progress at mobile home Two men were arrested Friday morning after Lawrence Police interrupted a burglary in progress at a mobile home in the 1900 block of West 31st Street. Someone called police at 9:40 a.m. to report two men had entered a neighbor’s mobile home, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Information about how entry was made was unclear, and police reports were still being prepared later Friday. Officers arrived and set up around the mobile home, Pattrick said. Officers then entered the front door, and two male suspects ran out the back door, Pattrick said. One of the suspects, a 17-year-old Lawrence man, was caught and arrested by an officer stationed at the back door, Pattrick said. The second suspect, a 19-year-old Lawrence man, attempted to run away but was caught by other officers after a foot pursuit, Pattrick said. No other information was available late Friday and charges were pending. ________________________________ Retail sales: Compromise proposes limits on beer keg retailers’ liability Topeka Proponents of a bill requiring the registration of beer kegs say they have reached a compromise with groups that have opposed the legislation in the past. The key change is language that would limit the retailer’s liability if someone legally purchases a keg then illegally furnishes it to minors. Besides limiting a retailer’s liability, the compromise would only require that purchase records be maintained until a keg is returned.
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Pennsylvania: Family found dead; Teen-age son charged Maryland: Police find 48 weapons in bus driver’s house
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Washington: Powell says U.S. will be in Afghanistan for long haul Washington: Bush to propose doubling budget for health institutes Washington: U.S. government identifies 2 more suspected terrorists Virginia: Resident who signed forms for hijackers gets year in jail
4-H news
January 26, 2002
The Kanwaka 4-H Club met Jan. 13 to practice for model meeting competition at County Club Days on Feb 2. The club also made final arrangements for its fund-raiser, which will be a chili feed. The feed will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kanwaka Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Brownies were served by the Bronoski family.
People
January 26, 2002
Fender receives daughter’s kidney Not so wonderful world for Stevie Birth bittersweet for 9-11 widow That’s Dr. Loretta Lynn to you
6Sports video report: Free State girls roll over Tongie
January 26, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the Free State girls’ basketball win over the Tonganoxie Lady Chieftains.
6Sports video report: LHS girls win semifinal
January 26, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the semifinal win for the LHS girls.
6Sports video report: LHS boys lose first in league play
January 26, 2002
James Sido reports on the first league loss for the Lawrence High basketball team.
Horoscopes
January 26, 2002
For Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, those with birthdays today: Carefully consider your goals this year. Make “you” your highest priority, focusing on your work and health. No one can guess what you feel. If you are single, romance will enter your life through your day-to-day activities. You might just decide to tie the knot. If attached, sometimes you will agree to disagree; however, summer 2002 provides many opportunities for greater closeness. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Eagles stop LHS winning streak at nine games - Olathe North 65, Lawrence 52
January 26, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High had gone seven weeks and nine games without a loss before its streak went kaput against Olathe North on Friday night. Olathe North’s stifling defense coupled with Lawrence’s cold-shooting resulted in a 65-52 victory for the Eagles over the host Lions in a battle between Sunflower League contenders in the LHS gym.
Owners set for retirement after 25 years
January 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan The owners of a self-described “mom-and-mom” kitchen-and-coffee shop on Massachusetts Street are selling to a former employee after 25 years in business. Anne Yetman and Gunda Hiebert are selling The Bay Leaf, 725 Mass., to Geri Riekhof, who worked at the store for nine years in the 1980s.
speech at Kansas Day
January 26, 2002
The following is the text of a speech delivered today by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to Kansas Republicans at the GOP’s annual Kansas Day event in Topeka.
FBI, police form local terrorism task force
January 26, 2002
About 26 FBI agents and local police officers are tracking terrorism leads as part of a full-time task force announced Friday. The task force covers Kansas and western Missouri, with officers based in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield in Missouri and Garden City, Salina, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas.
s chopping block
January 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A state Senate committee Friday rejected proposed cuts in public school funding but adopted reductions for social services and higher education. Shannon Jones, an advocate for people with disabilities, said if the bill was accepted by the full Legislature, $27 million would be cut from community-based programs for the elderly and disabled.
6News video report: Residents escape fire after barking dog wakes them
January 26, 2002
Josh Garber reports on an early morning fire on Ohio Street.
Friends and neighbors
January 26, 2002
Hospital seeks helping hands
January 26, 2002
4-H news
January 26, 2002
Veterinarian cites laser surgery benefits for pets
January 26, 2002
By Jim Baker John Bradley, owner of Bradley Animal Hospital, is literally on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Bradley’s clinic, 935 E. 23rd St., is possibly the only veterinary practice in the Lawrence area offering laser surgery for pets.
Thelma Snowbarger
January 26, 2002
Network links doctors, patients
Technology brings medical service to rural areas
January 26, 2002
Joseph Patterson lifts his hands and spreads his long, thin fingers to show the doctor his newfound flexibility. “If we say you had a dollar’s worth of arthritis when you started this medication, how much would you say you have now?” asks Dr. Anthony diBartolomeo, making eye contact with his 75-year-old patient.
India missile test brings wide criticism
January 26, 2002
India tested a new nuclear-capable missile Friday and announced it will not pull troops back from Pakistan’s border anytime soon, raising tensions with its rival neighbor and drawing international criticism.
Seniors not done contributing
January 26, 2002
By J.R. Labbe, Fort World Star-Telegram Martha Farnsworth Riche, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, says that the negativity that accompanies each new census report about the graying of America is unwarranted.
A new twist on flag desecration
January 26, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Not far from my house, there is a flag stretched across a fence. It’s been there since shortly after Sept. 11, day and night, in all sorts of weather. So needless to say, the flag is not looking its best just now.
Americans voters get Enron
January 26, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate By his relentless and uphill fight to drive the unregulated six- and seven-figure contributions made by corporations, labor unions and rich individuals from our politics co-captained by Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass. Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn., has made a lot of enemies
Good money after bad
January 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s not fair that good customers have to cover the bills for bad customers, but it’s a cost of doing business. The headline on Friday’s front page probably got the attention of many local residents.
Winter weather rousing worry of wildfire threat
January 26, 2002
The unusually dry winter weather has fire officials concerned that wildfires could pose a threat in Kansas this year. Just this week there have been a dozen fires in south central Kansas, including one that burned 1,500 acres in Pratt County and came within nine feet of a house.
Kidney disease, gangrene may have killed Herod
January 26, 2002
King Herod, the bloodthirsty Judean ruler who reputedly tried to kill Jesus, died an excruciating death, brought on by kidney disease and finished by gangrene, a medical sleuth said Friday.
Prison inmate received heart at public expense
January 26, 2002
A California prison inmate received a new heart earlier this month in a transplant operation that could end up costing taxpayers as much as $1 million, prison officials said Friday. The operation appears to mark the most extreme application yet of a court mandate to give prisoners the same standard of medical care as the average law-abiding patient.
No law broken in Web sale of Viagra
January 26, 2002
An out-of-state physician who sold Viagra to Kansans via the Internet didn’t violate a state law but cannot make such sales in the state, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a unanimous ruling, the court held that Dr. Howard Levine of Seattle didn’t violate the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by dispensing the impotence drug to Kansas residents without a physical examination or direct contact.
Corporation wins $26 million tax dispute
January 26, 2002
The Department of Revenue’s method for determining whether one company owns another has no basis in law, the Kansas Supreme Court said in handing a corporation a $26 million victory in a tax case.
Anthem offers to stabilize premiums
Fund would give $25 million to small businesses if Blue Cross sale is approved
January 26, 2002
The company trying to buy Kansas’ largest health insurance provider has offered $25 million to stabilize premiums for small businesses if the transaction is approved. The establishment of the fund, announced Friday, addresses concerns that insurance rates may rise more quickly if Indianapolis-based Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. acquires Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
t underplay departure of KUMC researcher
January 26, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The loss of a researcher such as Billy Hudson at the Kansas University Medical Center is a major blow to the university no matter how some KUMC officials may try to minimize the situation.
Hockey dad gets 6 to 10 years for killing
January 26, 2002
The father who beat another man to death at their sons’ hockey practice was sentenced to six to 10 years in prison Friday after the dead man’s 13-year-old boy urged a judge to “teach him a lesson.”
On the street
January 26, 2002
Asked on Massachusetts Street Should there be a $2 billion budget increase for national border security?
Native Sons and Daughters fete banker, ball player, politician
January 26, 2002
Philanthropist Ross Beach, baseball’s George Brett and former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman were honored Friday night by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas. Beach, Hays, was named Kansan of the Year by the organization at it annual awards dinner at the Kansas ExpoCentre.
City athlete of the week: Ian Brk, Free State
January 26, 2002
Brk stunned No. 1-ranked Josh Carroll of Olathe North, 8-7, in the 215-pound semifinals of the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational. Carroll, a two-time state champion, was 14-0 and had won 75 consecutive matches.
s father
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Lawrence High’s girls basketball team played its way into the championship of the Firebird Winter Classic with a big come-from-behind victory over Kansas City Sumner on Friday. Whether the Lions will actually play in the championship remains to be seen.
Baldwin breezes past Wellsville
January 26, 2002
Nine Bulldogs scored, led by Joe Gipp’s 18 points, as Baldwin defeated Wellsville, 68-45, Friday night in high school boys basketball.
6Sports video report: LHS boys lose first in league play
January 26, 2002
James Sido reports on the first league loss for the Lawrence High basketball team.
Strange sightings, deadly collapse of bridge still haunt public imagination
January 26, 2002
No one is quite sure what came to the river town of Point Pleasant, W.Va., in the 1960s. Was it an alien? An angel? The devil? Or merely an instance of group hysteria? Whatever the answer, it was called Mothman.
January 26, 2002
Jalen Rose silenced the Charlotte Hornets from long range right when he was in close range of their bench. Rose had 23 points Friday night, including two three-pointers during a streak of 10 straight in the fourth quarter, as the Indiana Pacers held off the Hornets 90-81.
Lawrence senator files for state commissioner
January 26, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Longtime Lawrence politician and community advocate Sandy Praeger made it official Friday: She is seeking the Republican Party nomination to be Kansas’ next insurance commissioner.
No law broken in Web sale of Viagra
January 26, 2002
An out-of-state physician who sold Viagra to Kansans via the Internet didn’t violate a state law but cannot make such sales in the state, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a unanimous ruling, the court held that Dr. Howard Levine of Seattle didn’t violate the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by dispensing the impotence drug to Kansas residents without a physical examination or direct contact.
Kidney disease, gangrene may have killed Herod
January 26, 2002
King Herod, the bloodthirsty Judean ruler who reputedly tried to kill Jesus, died an excruciating death, brought on by kidney disease and finished by gangrene, a medical sleuth said Friday.
Topeka-based shoe retailer to close 104 stores
January 26, 2002
Payless ShoeSource, the nation’s largest shoe retailer, will close 104 of its more than 4,900 stores in a restructuring that will produce pre-tax annual savings of $25 million to $30 million.
India missile test brings wide criticism
January 26, 2002
India tested a new nuclear-capable missile Friday and announced it will not pull troops back from Pakistan’s border anytime soon, raising tensions with its rival neighbor and drawing international criticism.
Dorothy Devlin to leave nursing home post
January 26, 2002
By Mindie Paget On days when administrative duties seem to overwhelm her, Dorothy Devlin, executive director of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, says she finds happiness connecting with the nursing home’s elderly residents.
Friends and neighbors
January 26, 2002
Descendants of Ezekiel and Mary Jane Colman gathered for a family reunion on Oct. 6. “Colman Patriots, 1776-2001: Military Service and Efforts on the Home Front” was the theme of the 23rd annual Colman family reunion. Relatives came from as far away as Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The original Colmans arrived in Lawrence, Kansas Territory, in October 1854, with the fourth Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Party. Virginia A. Wulfkuhle, Topeka, 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.
letter
January 26, 2002
Kmart Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week, said Friday it has begun an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter claiming to be from employees that expressed concern about unspecified accounting matters.
Authorities say signs point to suicide
January 26, 2002
A former Enron Corp. executive who reportedly complained about the company’s questionable accounting practices and resigned last May was found Friday shot to death in a car, an apparent suicide.
Cheers for a winner
January 26, 2002
Jimmy Clark, left, Olathe, watches as Annabel Hernandez, 9, Wichita, basks in the applause after being awarded gold medals for winning the 50-meter and 100-meter Special Olympics snowshoeing events at Snow Creek in Weston, Mo. Special Olympics athletes from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma are competing in the 13th annual Heartland Winter Games, which conclude today. Clark helped with the awards ceremony on Friday.
Vicarious European travel
January 26, 2002
Studying photographs in the Kansas Union Gallery is Thomas Fawcett, Kansas University junior from Lawrence. On Friday, Fawcett stopped by the exhibit, which features student photographs from a fine arts department trip to Italy last summer. The show is up through Thursday.
6News video report: Residents escape fire after barking dog wakes them
January 26, 2002
Josh Garber reports on an early morning fire on Ohio Street.
Business Briefcase
January 26, 2002
Developers offer to buy Orchards golf course Utility: PG&E seeks transfer from state oversight Automaker: Complaints drive Chrysler to pull television ad Economy: Existing home sales reach all-time high in 2001
s championship match
January 26, 2002
Jennifer Capriati fought off four match points in the second set and beat Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 Saturday to win her second consecutive Australian Open title. The top-seeded Capriati fell behind 0-4 in the second set and cursed at the chair umpire. But Capriati then staved off three match points at 3-5 and 5-6 to force a tiebreaker.
U.S. commander defends tactics despite failure to capture bin Laden, Omar
January 26, 2002
(Updated Saturday at 11:44 a.m.) The top commander of the war in Afghanistan defended U.S. tactics Saturday, saying that deploying large numbers of American ground forces would not have increased chances of capturing terror mastermind Osama bin Laden or Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
Connor tells all to Couric
January 26, 2002
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spilled big time to NBC’s Katie Couric on Friday night’s “Dateline,” revealing her Stanford Law School flirtation with Chief Justice William Rehnquist and her culinary experiences with, er, bull testicles.
City football coaches pleased with plan to boost playoff field
January 26, 2002
By Steve Rottinghaus If the new Kansas high school football playoff system had been in place last fall, Lawrence High would have joined Free State High in the 2001 postseason. Under the new format that takes effect this fall, the top two teams from the eight Class 6A districts will advance to 16-team state playoffs. Free State went 3-0 in district last fall, including a 16-0 victory over LHS that prevented the Lions from qualifying for state.
6Sports video report: LHS girls win semifinal
January 26, 2002
Kevin Romary reports on the semifinal win for the LHS girls.
Kansas hoping to end free fall
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Kansas women’s basketball player Katie Hannon has to wonder where this has been her whole career. Coming into this season, the 6-foot-2 senior guard/forward from Rochester, N.Y., had scored only 18 points, but over the past two games her first career starts she’s contributed 14.
Langford making most of opportunities
January 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Homesick from time to time during his freshman season, Keith Langford is ready for a weekend in the Lone Star State. “I have really good feelings about going back home to see some old faces,” said Langford, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard.
U.S. will spend whatever it takes to defeat terrorists, Bush says in radio speech
January 26, 2002
President Bush used his weekly radio address to recap the military and homeland defense proposals he announced this week as a curtain raiser for the State of the Union address he will deliver to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Cowher, Belichick crossed paths before
January 26, 2002
Bill Cowher interviewed for a job as the New York Giants’ secondary coach 13 years ago. The interviewer? Bill Belichick. Such are the vagaries of the NFL like most coaches, these two have crossed paths before.
Births
January 26, 2002
Jeff and Christy Robertson, Lecompton, a girl, Friday. Melissa Jones and Robert Duvall, Ottawa, a boy, Thursday.
99 campus visitor had ties to Houston mother who allegedly drowned children
January 26, 2002
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University’s TV station is getting national attention, thanks to a conservative traveling preacher with ties to a Houston woman who allegedly drowned her five children. ABC “World News Tonight” on Monday aired a KUJH file video of the preacher, Michael Woroniecki, and NBC’s “Dateline” and “Today” shows also have requested the video.
s comments on Muslims, terrorists draw criticism
January 26, 2002
Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated actor James Woods, whose personal beliefs are often as controversial as the roles he plays, has landed himself in hot water for remarks he made to KTLA’s entertainment editor Sam Rubin about terrorists and people who harbor terrorists.
A new twist on flag desecration
January 26, 2002
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Not far from my house, there is a flag stretched across a fence. It’s been there since shortly after Sept. 11, day and night, in all sorts of weather. So needless to say, the flag is not looking its best just now.
Huxtable leader builds team approach
January 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan Smitty Belcher didn’t ascend to the top office of his industry’s largest trade organization without some help. Belcher, a Lawrence resident and co-owner of Huxtable & Associates Inc., next month will end his year-long term as president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
Society Calendar
January 26, 2002
Sunday Mother Earth Collective, 4 p.m., 1305 Tenn. Book binding workshop.
Around and about
January 26, 2002
Jim and Kelly Neis, Eudora, announce the birth of their son, Brett Jacob, born Jan. 16, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He has a brother, Travis, 3, and a sister, Tracy, 2. Grandparents are Tom and Nancy Decker, Emporia, and Clifford and Sylvia Neis, Eudora. Great-grandmother is Alma Decker, Lawrence.
From concerts to book signings, this weekend’s events are geared for many tastes
January 26, 2002
A bowl of hot soup, a musical revue and a candlelight concert are ready to warm your spirits this weekend. There’s plenty to do, so get off the couch and enjoy.
Baldwin breezes past Wellsville
January 26, 2002
Nine Bulldogs scored, led by Joe Gipp’s 18 points, as Baldwin defeated Wellsville, 68-45, Friday night in high school boys basketball.
Officials shouldn’t underplay departure of KUMC researcher
January 26, 2002
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. The loss of a researcher such as Billy Hudson at the Kansas University Medical Center is a major blow to the university no matter how some KUMC officials may try to minimize the situation.
Good money after bad
January 26, 2002
Journal-World Editorial It’s not fair that good customers have to cover the bills for bad customers, but it’s a cost of doing business. The headline on Friday’s front page probably got the attention of many local residents.
Americans voters get Enron
January 26, 2002
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate By his relentless and uphill fight to drive the unregulated six- and seven-figure contributions made by corporations, labor unions and rich individuals from our politics co-captained by Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass. Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn., has made a lot of enemies
Contract review ordered
January 26, 2002
The White House on Friday ordered a review of $70 million worth of federal contracts with Enron Corp. and the Arthur Andersen accounting firm to determine whether the embattled companies are worthy of government business.
but vows to play Sunday
January 26, 2002
Kurt Warner returned to practice on Friday after missing most of the previous day with sore ribs and said he’ll take an injection if necessary before Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Engagements
January 26, 2002
Stein-Hime Tom and Tempest Stein, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer “Gi” Stein, to Justin Hime, both of Eudora.
Briefly
January 26, 2002
Washington: Powell says U.S. will be in Afghanistan for long haul Washington: Bush to propose doubling budget for health institutes Washington: U.S. government identifies 2 more suspected terrorists Virginia: Resident who signed forms for hijackers gets year in jail
Thelma Snowbarger
January 26, 2002
Baldwin Services for Thelma Snowbarger, 91, Baldwin, are pending and will be announced by Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin. She died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at her home.
Crime Briefs
January 26, 2002
Court rules children can be held in contempt Probation violator loses appeal ruling
Group honors outstanding achievers
Native Sons and Daughters fete banker, ball player, politician
January 26, 2002
Philanthropist Ross Beach, baseball’s George Brett and former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman were honored Friday night by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas. Beach, Hays, was named Kansan of the Year by the organization at it annual awards dinner at the Kansas ExpoCentre.
Mariners deal Bell for Giants’ Relaford
January 26, 2002
The Seattle Mariners traded third baseman David Bell to San Francisco on Friday for infielder Desi Relaford and cash. The Mariners didn’t have a place for Bell after acquiring third baseman Jeff Cirillo from Colorado in a trade last month.
Ex-Enron executive found shot dead in car
Authorities say signs point to suicide
January 26, 2002
A former Enron Corp. executive who reportedly complained about the company’s questionable accounting practices and resigned last May was found Friday shot to death in a car, an apparent suicide.
Baker, KDOT agree on bypass
Tentative pact reached on $8.5 million wetlands mitigation package for university
January 26, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Baker University and Kansas Department of Transportation officials have tentatively agreed to an $8.5 million package that would allow the South Lawrence Trafficway to be built through the university’s wetlands.
Dog perishes in fire after saving residents
Canine dies as three jump to safety
January 26, 2002
By Mike Belt Thanks to the persistence of a dog named Aiko, four people survived a devastating house fire early Friday at 1216 Ohio. The fire that destroyed the house forced three of the four people sleeping there to jump for their lives from second- and third-floor windows.
Huxtable leader builds team approach
January 26, 2002
By Mark Fagan Smitty Belcher didn’t ascend to the top office of his industry’s largest trade organization without some help. Belcher, a Lawrence resident and co-owner of Huxtable & Associates Inc., next month will end his year-long term as president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
Bomber kills self, leaves 25 wounded
Israeli missile kills Hamas commander
January 26, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself to pieces on a pedestrian mall teeming with immigrants and foreign laborers Friday, wounding at least 25 people. The Israeli government retaliated swiftly, sending F-16 warplanes to attack targets linked to Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Anniversary
January 26, 2002
Godwin Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Godwin, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Kansas City.
Tentative pact reached on $8.5 million wetlands mitigation package for university
January 26, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Baker University and Kansas Department of Transportation officials have tentatively agreed to an $8.5 million package that would allow the South Lawrence Trafficway to be built through the university’s wetlands.
Antidepressant may stimulate sexual appetite
January 26, 2002
I have taken Paxil for several years for depression, but last spring the drug didn’t seem to be working. My doctor prescribed another antidepressant called Wellbutrin, and I have recovered nicely. Ever since starting this new medicine I have a tremendous appetite for sex. I am a 64-year-old woman and have never experienced anything like this before. Can you explain what’s going on?
M, 86-74
January 26, 2002
Texas A&M came into this game fresh off an upset win at Texas, and looked to extend its upset streak to two. However, Kansas shot better, outrebounded Texas A&M and forced numerous Aggie turnovers to pick up its fourth conference road win of the season.
Engagements
January 26, 2002
Free State tops Tongie, ends skid
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Free State High’s Lauren Wright wasn’t thinking about having a career game Friday night. It just kind of happened. The Firebirds (4-7) will take it, though, as they hadn’t won a game since they beat intracity-rival Lawrence High before the holiday break.
Antidepressant may stimulate sexual appetite
January 26, 2002
Horoscopes
January 26, 2002
Kansas hoping to end free fall
January 26, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Kansas women’s basketball player Katie Hannon has to wonder where this has been her whole career. Coming into this season, the 6-foot-2 senior guard/forward from Rochester, N.Y., had scored only 18 points, but over the past two games her first career starts she’s contributed 14.
World Briefs
January 26, 2002
Ireland: Militant gets 14 years for N. Ireland bombing Colombia: Bicycle bomb kills 4 policemen, 1 child Shanghai: Company denies using WTC scrap for souvenirs Gabon: Death toll from Ebola at 34 in central Africa
William Cowart
January 26, 2002
Around and about
January 26, 2002
NBA Roundup: Rose lifts Pacers past Hornets
Three-pointers ‘took a lot of wind out of their sails’
January 26, 2002
Jalen Rose silenced the Charlotte Hornets from long range right when he was in close range of their bench. Rose had 23 points Friday night, including two three-pointers during a streak of 10 straight in the fourth quarter, as the Indiana Pacers held off the Hornets 90-81.
Warner back at practice
Rams QB ‘tender,’ but vows to play Sunday
January 26, 2002
Kurt Warner returned to practice on Friday after missing most of the previous day with sore ribs and said he’ll take an injection if necessary before Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
FSHS boys fall, 47-46
January 26, 2002
By Robert Sinclair Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner, whose Firebirds are off to their worst start in school history, must be pulling out his hair in frustration. “What’s left of it,” Schreiner quipped of his receding hairline. “This has not been a fun January at all. January just sucks. Maybe February will be better.
Recreation Calendar
January 26, 2002
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today Muffin ride departs at 8 a.m. from Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
World Online: Panorama: Residential Growth
January 26, 2002
Lawrence, Kan., is growing fast. Nowhere is the rapid development of new residential space more evident in the area along the south side of Clinton Parkway as one travels from Iowa Street west toward Clinton Lake. From Clinton Parkway, just west of Kasold Drive, passers by can view hundreds of acres of new development unfolding. This week’s Panorama was shot in one of the few remaining patches of ground yet to be built upon.
M battling through adversity
January 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Losing, and lots of it, hasn’t caused Texas A&M coach Melvin Watkins to lose his sense of humor. “We’ve tried to keep some of the stuff behind the scenes, like the size of the check,” Watkins joked about payments to a high school prospect his own son Marcus Watkins.
Scouting news
January 26, 2002
Seniors not done contributing
January 26, 2002
By J.R. Labbe, Fort World Star-Telegram Martha Farnsworth Riche, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, says that the negativity that accompanies each new census report about the graying of America is unwarranted.
A&M battling through adversity
January 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Losing, and lots of it, hasn’t caused Texas A&M coach Melvin Watkins to lose his sense of humor. “We’ve tried to keep some of the stuff behind the scenes, like the size of the check,” Watkins joked about payments to a high school prospect his own son Marcus Watkins.
GAO vows to sue for Cheney files
January 26, 2002
The head of a congressional inquiry into the Bush administration’s energy proposals said Friday he would sue the White House next week if the administration does not comply with his demands, in what would be the first legal action of its kind between the legislative and executive branches of government.