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Afghan warlords battle for strategic town
January 31, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 6:11 p.m.) Terrified families huddled in basements or fled on foot Thursday as rival Afghan warlords waged artillery battles for control of this strategic town, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens of others.
Arab press lashes at Bush comments
Iraq calls them `stupid,’ his administration `evil’
January 31, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:14 a.m.) U.S. President George W. Bush’s assessment that terrorist groups, Iraq and other countries make up an “axis of evil” was criticized Thursday in the Mideast, where it increased concerns a fellow Arab might be a target in the U.S.-led war on terror.
World Online report: Lawrence schools to cancel classes for third day
January 31, 2002
(Updated Friday at 10:39 p.m.) With power still out to several schools, Lawrence public school officials have decided to cancel classes again Friday. As local residents assess the damage caused by the ice storm, city officials are making plans to provide overnight shelter for people whose homes are without power. See the video.
World briefs
January 31, 2002
Smuggling ring allegedly sent children to U.S. S. African space tourist to blast off April 27 President sends troops to fight against crime Documents preserved in sunken submarine
World briefs
January 31, 2002
Smuggling ring allegedly sent children to U.S. S. African space tourist to blast off April 27 President sends troops to fight against crime Documents preserved in sunken submarine
William McCall Palmer
January 31, 2002
Traffic planning
January 31, 2002
To the editor: One would think that the traffic planners in our fair city would figure out that it is sometimes better to fix what we’ve got instead of adding so-called “improvements” that cause even more problems.
Tiller mistaken
January 31, 2002
To the editor: In regard to the Journal-World’s Associated Press Jan. 20 article on George Tiller’s abortion clinic, it was reported that Tiller told his supporters that he had received a message from Jesus that his abortion clinic should stay open.
President encourages volunteerism
January 31, 2002
President Bush put out the call to everyday Americans Wednesday to enlist in his new USA Freedom Corps and pitch in 4,000 hours apiece to the fight against terrorism: “Stand up to evil with acts of goodness and kindness.”
People
January 31, 2002
U2 backs down from studio fight Baby No. 4 for Andy Garcia Baby No. 5 for Eddie Murphy Boy George: The Musical
People
January 31, 2002
U2 backs down from studio fight Baby No. 4 for Andy Garcia Baby No. 5 for Eddie Murphy Boy George: The Musical
On the record
January 31, 2002
NBA briefs
January 31, 2002
Kings forward Webber suspended one game Raptors sign Jackson
NBA briefs
January 31, 2002
Kings forward Webber suspended one game Raptors sign Jackson
Medal outlook
January 31, 2002
Alpine skiing: Bode Miller is the fastest slalom skier in the world when he’s not sprawled out on the snow. The 24-year-old from Franconia, N.H., crashes often but has four World Cup victories this season. Picabo Street will be back to defend her gold medal in the Super G, but two years away from ski racing following a horrific crash has taken its toll. Curling: An Olympic medal sport for the first time, with Canada favored for the gold. The U.S. team could sneak in and grab a medal if the stones slide right.
Marjorie E. Doctor
January 31, 2002
HONOR ROLL
January 31, 2002
Perry-Lecompton High School announces students who made the Honor Roll during the first semester of the 2001-2002 school year. They are: Seniors
Cut KU women?
January 31, 2002
College briefs
January 31, 2002
Heitzman Record: Paul Heitzman of Eudora set an ages 70-74 Oklahoma record in the Run Short/Run Long 20K last Saturday in Tulsa. Heitzman’s time for the 12.4-mile race was 1:31:56.
College briefs
January 31, 2002
Heitzman Record: Paul Heitzman of Eudora set an ages 70-74 Oklahoma record in the Run Short/Run Long 20K last Saturday in Tulsa. Heitzman’s time for the 12.4-mile race was 1:31:56.
Briefcase
January 31, 2002
Investment charges put AOL in red for fourth quarter Move by Tyco executives eases investors’ worries EU set to announce decision on Hewlett-Packard merger Philip Morris taps new CEO, reports increase in earnings
Briefcase
January 31, 2002
Investment charges put AOL in red for fourth quarter Move by Tyco executives eases investors’ worries EU set to announce decision on Hewlett-Packard merger Philip Morris taps new CEO, reports increase in earnings
Best Bets
January 31, 2002
Thursday LAWRENCE
6News video: Alice Walker talks about Hughes’ life
January 31, 2002
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker discusses how Langston Hughes’ life still has meaning today.
Walker talk still on schedule
January 31, 2002
The icy weather will not deter Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker from appearing Thursday in the first of the local Langston Hughes centennial celebrations.
New hotel coming to Ninth and Iowa
January 31, 2002
By Mark Fagan A Wichita hotel company plans to build a new $2.5 million Comfort Inn & Suites at the northwest corner of Ninth and Iowa streets. The 60-room hotel will be south of the Travelodge already being renovated by S&B Hotels Inc., which recently acquired the properties.
Fed issues ‘promising’ outlook
January 31, 2002
The U.S. economy, jolted last fall by the terrorist attacks, managed to eke out a small increase in the final three months of the year in a surprising sign that the recession could be ending. A 0.2 percent growth rate for the gross domestic product the country’s total output of goods and services and other positive developments were enough to persuade the Federal Reserve to call a cease-fire Wednesday in its yearlong campaign to reduce interest rates.
Super Bowl to feature flag from Trade Center
January 31, 2002
An American flag that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers will be displayed during the singing of the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl. It was the only U.S. flag flying at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, authorities said, and it continued to fly at the complex even as the twin towers crumbled.
Tanker crews scaled back at McConnell
January 31, 2002
Deployment of KC-135R tanker crews stationed at McConnell Air Force Base has been scaled back in recent weeks and will likely not return to the pre-Sept. 11 status anytime soon, the base commander said.
Self-inflicted gunshot survivor files lawsuit
January 31, 2002
A woman who shot herself in the head and survived has filed a lawsuit alleging emergency workers were negligent when they left her for dead.
Investors boost stocks after economic report
January 31, 2002
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave Wall Street the positive economic outlook investors have been seeking, and stocks rallied even though the central bank declined to lower interest rates again.
Oregon DA criticized for case
January 31, 2002
A prosecutor is being criticized for pursuing an assault case against a 17-year-old high school basketball player who head-butted an opponent during a game.
America can’t excuse Lindh
January 31, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel A mother proclaims her unconditional and absolute love for her son. A father maintains his boy loves America and has done nothing to warrant terrorism charges against him.
Traffic planning
January 31, 2002
Were they listening in Topeka?
January 31, 2002
J-W Editorials Maybe that’s the question Kansans should ponder as they reflect on President Bush’s State of the Union address. In his speech to Congress Tuesday night, President Bush emphasized several major themes. Foremost among them were the conduct of the war against international terrorists and the need for action to improve the nation’s sagging economy.
Another top executive exits from race track
January 31, 2002
A third executive of The Woodlands, the financially struggling pari-mutuel racing complex in Kansas City, Kan., is no longer with the track, fired as part of an investigation by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
Fair trial concerns lodged in barrel-slaying case
Defense wants murder trial moved out of Johnson County
January 31, 2002
Johnson County residents are more likely to have heard about the case against John E. Robinson Sr. than residents in two other Kansas counties, a woman whose company surveyed people for defense attorneys testified Wednesday.
Senate budget debate delayed by weather
Immediate spending reductions on line for state government agencies in vote
January 31, 2002
Winter weather forced Senate Republican leaders to cancel a scheduled budget debate Wednesday, even as they admitted that time is growing short for immediate cuts in state spending.
Legislator relates own abuse tale
January 31, 2002
Rep. Mary Pilcher Cook, R-Shawnee, voiced support Wednesday for proposals aimed at curbing domestic violence, saying that if the initiatives had been in effect during the 1980s she may have escaped being a victim of abuse.
Senator seeks end to bistate tax efforts
Kansas lawmakers told a ‘blizzard of lies,’ Olathe Republican says
January 31, 2002
No further bistate tax projects would be allowed under a bill a state senator has introduced. Sen. Kay O’Connor said the bill introduced Tuesday would repeal the Kansas portion of a tax that allows taxpayers on both sides of the state line to share the costs of projects. The tax pays for renovations at Union Station and development of Science City in Kansas City, Mo.
Honor Roll
January 31, 2002
Historical re-enactments serve as ‘Bleeding Kansas’ highlights
January 31, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Abraham Lincoln, a women’s suffragist and the state’s other constitution hall will be a few of the highlights of the sixth annual “Bleeding Kansas” program series in Lecompton. Tim Rues, administrator of Lecompton’s Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore St., said this year’s program will feature four presentations and two re-enactments on a variety of subjects.
New test shows promise for colon cancer detection
January 31, 2002
A test being developed at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center shows promise that genetics can identify the early signs of colon cancer with less of the invasiveness of current tests.
Researchers link genes, likelihood of heart attacks
January 31, 2002
Zeroing in on some of the most deadly genes in human heredity, researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin for the first time have identified a group of genes that may predispose many people to heart attacks, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics.
National park effort gets boost
January 31, 2002
Congress’ efforts to convert the tallest sand dunes in North America into a Colorado national park and wildlife refuge took a big step Wednesday with a private conservation group buying a huge ranch next to it.
Milosevic gets chance to speak out
January 31, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic, finally allowed to speak in court, defended his actions during the Balkan wars and accused the U.N. war crimes tribunal Wednesday of an “evil and hostile attack” against him.
Bomber wounds two Israeli agents
January 31, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself Wednesday and wounded two officers from Israel’s Shin Bet security service when he set off his explosive upon reaching their van.
Shoe scare shuts down San Francisco airport
January 31, 2002
The San Francisco International Airport was evacuated Wednesday after security guards detected explosives residue on the shoes of a man who then disappeared into the crowd.
Lord of the Rings’ dominates globe
January 31, 2002
Though it fell to No. 8 on the domestic front, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” remained firmly entrenched atop the overseas box office for the weekend ending Jan. 27, drawing an estimated $23 million from 6,538 venues across 49 countries. The epic adventure’s foreign haul has climbed to $364.3 million, the ninth highest gross of all time.
GAO decides to sue White House
Congressional investigators seek documents from Bush’s energy task force
January 31, 2002
Congressional investigators told the White House on Wednesday they would sue to make officials reveal who met with President Bush’s energy task force but would first give him a chance to review his decision not to surrender the information. Bush has refused to hand over documents from Vice President Dick Cheney’s National Energy Policy Development Group, saying to do so would encroach on his ability to seek outside views.
Bush awaits ‘evil axis’ response
N. Korea, Iran, Iraq slow to answer president’s warning
January 31, 2002
The United States will watch closely to see what Iraq, Iran and North Korea do next, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned Wednesday, a day after President Bush singled them out as part of a dangerous “axis of evil.” Bush is weighing whether to escalate actions against Iraq beyond the current sanctions and fighter jet patrols. He also wants to stop Iran from funneling arms to terrorists and seeks to prevent North Korea from developing and selling missiles.
Glenn Kalb
January 31, 2002
Shoe scare shuts down San Francisco airport
January 31, 2002
The San Francisco International Airport was evacuated Wednesday after security guards detected explosives residue on the shoes of a man who then disappeared into the crowd.
Afghan warlords battle for strategic town
January 31, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 6:11 p.m.) Terrified families huddled in basements or fled on foot Thursday as rival Afghan warlords waged artillery battles for control of this strategic town, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens of others.
Afghan leader appeals to U.N. for expanded security force
January 31, 2002
Afghanistan’s interim leader asked the United Nations on Wednesday to expand the international force protecting his fledgling government, saying it would signal a global commitment to a country brutalized by 23 years of war and neglect.
Milosevic gets chance to speak out
January 31, 2002
Slobodan Milosevic, finally allowed to speak in court, defended his actions during the Balkan wars and accused the U.N. war crimes tribunal Wednesday of an “evil and hostile attack” against him.
National park effort gets boost
January 31, 2002
Congress’ efforts to convert the tallest sand dunes in North America into a Colorado national park and wildlife refuge took a big step Wednesday with a private conservation group buying a huge ranch next to it.
Researchers link genes, likelihood of heart attacks
January 31, 2002
Zeroing in on some of the most deadly genes in human heredity, researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin for the first time have identified a group of genes that may predispose many people to heart attacks, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Genetics.
William McCall Palmer
January 31, 2002
Services for William McCall Palmer, 73, Ozawkie, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Assembly of God Church north of Meriden. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Mr. Palmer died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at his home in rural Ozawkie.
New test shows promise for colon cancer detection
January 31, 2002
A test being developed at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center shows promise that genetics can identify the early signs of colon cancer with less of the invasiveness of current tests.
Federal law prohibits adjusting city bus routes to serve schools
January 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis City buses can and do take Lawrence children to school. But officials said Wednesday formal transportation cooperation between the city and school district may be impossible. Federal law prohibits the city from adjusting bus routes to serve schools, said Public Transit Administrator Karin Rexroad.
Hog operations draw scrutiny
January 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A complaint from a rural resident about a small-scale hog-farming operation has Douglas County commissioners considering whether they need to regulate the agricultural activity.
Olathe Republican says
January 31, 2002
No further bistate tax projects would be allowed under a bill a state senator has introduced. Sen. Kay O’Connor said the bill introduced Tuesday would repeal the Kansas portion of a tax that allows taxpayers on both sides of the state line to share the costs of projects. The tax pays for renovations at Union Station and development of Science City in Kansas City, Mo.
Carmen Ann McCall
January 31, 2002
Services for Carmen Ann McCall, 45, West St. Paul, formerly of Baldwin, Kan., were Jan. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was in Vista Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. McCall died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at South View Acres, West St. Paul, following complications of brain cancer. She returned to Minnesota from Baldwin two months ago due to failing health.
Cut KU women?
January 31, 2002
To the editor: You must be kidding. To the executive director of the KU Courtsiders, I’ve never even heard of this group. You obviously don’t have a very big following if Kansas University women’s basketball can’t even draw 1,000 people. Yet you ask Mr. Powell what he has to show for his career when it doesn’t even matter. He doesn’t work in the public spotlight as Coach Marion Washington does.
Legislator relates own abuse tale
January 31, 2002
Rep. Mary Pilcher Cook, R-Shawnee, voiced support Wednesday for proposals aimed at curbing domestic violence, saying that if the initiatives had been in effect during the 1980s she may have escaped being a victim of abuse.
Despite Nevada ruling, champion hoping for fight
January 31, 2002
Lennox Lewis still wants Mike Tyson. He talks like a fighter who needs Mike Tyson.
Self-inflicted gunshot survivor files lawsuit
January 31, 2002
A woman who shot herself in the head and survived has filed a lawsuit alleging emergency workers were negligent when they left her for dead.
Super Bowl to feature flag from Trade Center
January 31, 2002
An American flag that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers will be displayed during the singing of the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl. It was the only U.S. flag flying at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, authorities said, and it continued to fly at the complex even as the twin towers crumbled.
outlook
January 31, 2002
The U.S. economy, jolted last fall by the terrorist attacks, managed to eke out a small increase in the final three months of the year in a surprising sign that the recession could be ending. A 0.2 percent growth rate for the gross domestic product the country’s total output of goods and services and other positive developments were enough to persuade the Federal Reserve to call a cease-fire Wednesday in its yearlong campaign to reduce interest rates.
Investors boost stocks after economic report
January 31, 2002
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave Wall Street the positive economic outlook investors have been seeking, and stocks rallied even though the central bank declined to lower interest rates again.
New hotel coming to Ninth and Iowa
January 31, 2002
By Mark Fagan A Wichita hotel company plans to build a new $2.5 million Comfort Inn & Suites at the northwest corner of Ninth and Iowa streets. The 60-room hotel will be south of the Travelodge already being renovated by S&B Hotels Inc., which recently acquired the properties.
dominates globe
January 31, 2002
Though it fell to No. 8 on the domestic front, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” remained firmly entrenched atop the overseas box office for the weekend ending Jan. 27, drawing an estimated $23 million from 6,538 venues across 49 countries. The epic adventure’s foreign haul has climbed to $364.3 million, the ninth highest gross of all time.
New Journal-World sections aim to fit your life
January 31, 2002
Welcome to a new brand of lifestyle and entertainment content. The Lifestyle section you’re holding is one of two new sections we’ve created to bring you information formerly found in The Mag, our weekly entertainment section. The Mag has been discontinued. The changes are part of a reorganization intended to make your Journal-World handier and easier to use.
Commodities
January 31, 2002
Local markets As of Wednesday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.63; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $3.95. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $3.95. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.66; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.76; soybeans, $3.95. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, NA; soybeans, $3.97. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.00. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.81; soybeans, $4.00.
President encourages volunteerism
January 31, 2002
President Bush put out the call to everyday Americans Wednesday to enlist in his new USA Freedom Corps and pitch in 4,000 hours apiece to the fight against terrorism: “Stand up to evil with acts of goodness and kindness.”
Bomber wounds two Israeli agents
January 31, 2002
A Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself Wednesday and wounded two officers from Israel’s Shin Bet security service when he set off his explosive upon reaching their van.
On the record
January 31, 2002
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Calendar
January 31, 2002
Calendar
January 31, 2002
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Homer L. Smith
January 31, 2002
Briefly
January 31, 2002
American Airlines closes administrative center Ratings high for Bush speech Reno collapses during speech Anthrax traced to cow
Glenn Kalb
January 31, 2002
Services for Glenn Abraham Kalb, 86, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson and Son Chapel, Wellsville. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Kalb died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center.
Cowboys among five ranked teams to tumble
January 31, 2002
No. 6 Oklahoma got big plays from Hollis Price and Aaron McGhee and a return to form on defense to hold off No. 9 Oklahoma State.
Slippery roads, school closings slow operations for some, lift sales for others
January 31, 2002
By Mark Fagan For some companies in town hardware stores, pizza-delivery shops and others that feed off foul weather there’s no business like snow business. For others, there’s no business at all.
6News video: Alice Walker talks about knowing Hughes
January 31, 2002
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talked about knowing Langston Hughes and his influence on her life Thursday at a press conference at Kansas University.
Willie Nelson’s river hasn’t run dry
Willie Nelson - Lied Center, Lawrence KS - 01/30/2002
January 31, 2002
By Michael Newman A sell-out crowd braved the weather event of the season to attend country music legend Willie Nelson’s appearance at the University of Kansas’ Lied Center. Clad in black, with his trademark red braids now graying, the 68 year-old icon entertained an enthusiastic mix of fans of all ages.
New Journal-World sections aim to fit your life
January 31, 2002
Welcome to a new brand of lifestyle and entertainment content. The Lifestyle section you’re holding is one of two new sections we’ve created to bring you information formerly found in The Mag, our weekly entertainment section. The Mag has been discontinued. The changes are part of a reorganization intended to make your Journal-World handier and easier to use.
Iverson leading Sixers’ resurgence
January 31, 2002
This is the team Allen Iverson expected to see before the season started.
Rams loved LA, but leaving was best
January 31, 2002
Sure, the Rams know winning Super Bowls is what pro football is all about.
Lewis keeps Tyson in sights
Despite Nevada ruling, champion hoping for fight
January 31, 2002
Lennox Lewis still wants Mike Tyson. He talks like a fighter who needs Mike Tyson.
Chiefs sign two for defense
January 31, 2002
The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Richard Jordan and cornerback Central McClellion to two-year contracts Wednesday.
Pebble Beach braces for weather woes
January 31, 2002
Tiger Woods picked a good day to stay in bed with a fever. The Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is known as much for its spectacular beauty as its fickle, sometimes nasty weather.
Enron: Trust has gone bust
January 31, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group The gleaming towers don’t loom proudly any more. They are ringed these days with TV satellite vans on stakeout. Reporters assigned to the “boom and bust” beat are hanging around in case someone comes out of the building with the shredded detritus of scandal. The only people making a profit off Enron now are cynics selling the souvenirs of their severance on eBay. The hot item on the site is the “Enron Code of Ethics: Never Been Read.” The bidding is up to $102.
Tiller mistaken
January 31, 2002
Hog operations draw scrutiny
January 31, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn A complaint from a rural resident about a small-scale hog-farming operation has Douglas County commissioners considering whether they need to regulate the agricultural activity.
Schools fear cuts in budget basics
University officials tell legislators of needs besides research funds
January 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials are telling lawmakers that as much as they’d like them to adopt a research facility plan, their schools really need more funds to avoid cutting budgets. “Equally important, if not more so, are the budget shortfalls,” Janet Murguia, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, said Wednesday.
Board’s plans for T hit detour
Federal law prohibits adjusting city bus routes to serve schools
January 31, 2002
By Joel Mathis City buses can and do take Lawrence children to school. But officials said Wednesday formal transportation cooperation between the city and school district may be impossible. Federal law prohibits the city from adjusting bus routes to serve schools, said Public Transit Administrator Karin Rexroad.
Daughter seeks biological father a sperm donor
January 31, 2002
In 1983, the Sperm Bank of California became the first in the nation to ask donors whether they would be willing to be contacted by their offspring after the children reached adulthood.
Briefly
January 31, 2002
American Airlines closes administrative center Ratings high for Bush speech Reno collapses during speech Anthrax traced to cow
Palestinian militias don’t answer to Arafat
January 31, 2002
It took just a quick telephone poll among regional leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades militia to reach an unanimous decision despite a truce ordered by Yasser Arafat, they would avenge one of their own killed in a bombing blamed on Israel.
Remember cold, hard facts when attempting to remove ice
January 31, 2002
It’s going to take a lot of salt, sand and sweat to remove the ice and snow coating Lawrence-area driveways and sidewalks. But while it would have been better to have put down the ice-handling material Tuesday night when the ice started to fall, Imran Wahla, owner of Active Snow Removal, said it’s not too late.
Afghan leader appeals to U.N. for expanded security force
January 31, 2002
Afghanistan’s interim leader asked the United Nations on Wednesday to expand the international force protecting his fledgling government, saying it would signal a global commitment to a country brutalized by 23 years of war and neglect.
Death threat issued on reporter
January 31, 2002
An e-mail purportedly sent Wednesday by kidnappers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl threatened to kill him within 24 hours and warned American journalists to leave Pakistan within three days or “be targeted.”
Winter storm continues
Sleet results in 2nd-day closings for KU, schools
January 31, 2002
Lindsay Eplee and her friends were on a mission to find the best type of makeshift sled. They slid down Kansas University’s Daisy Hill on cardboard boxes, laundry baskets, a recycling-bin lid and smuggled cafeteria trays.
Ice storm challenges businesses
Slippery roads, school closings slow operations for some, lift sales for others
January 31, 2002
By Mark Fagan For some companies in town hardware stores, pizza-delivery shops and others that feed off foul weather there’s no business like snow business. For others, there’s no business at all.
s Belichick opts for Brady
January 31, 2002
Tom Brady wins again. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick picked Brady as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s Super Bowl, choosing the former backup over three-time Pro Bowl player Drew Bledsoe.
Pebble Beach braces for weather woes
January 31, 2002
Tiger Woods picked a good day to stay in bed with a fever. The Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is known as much for its spectacular beauty as its fickle, sometimes nasty weather.
s energy task force
January 31, 2002
Congressional investigators told the White House on Wednesday they would sue to make officials reveal who met with President Bush’s energy task force but would first give him a chance to review his decision not to surrender the information. Bush has refused to hand over documents from Vice President Dick Cheney’s National Energy Policy Development Group, saying to do so would encroach on his ability to seek outside views.
Remember cold, hard facts when attempting to remove ice
January 31, 2002
It’s going to take a lot of salt, sand and sweat to remove the ice and snow coating Lawrence-area driveways and sidewalks. But while it would have been better to have put down the ice-handling material Tuesday night when the ice started to fall, Imran Wahla, owner of Active Snow Removal, said it’s not too late.
On the street
January 31, 2002
Asked at Lawrence Public Library Should it be harder for married couples with children to divorce?
t end Mideast woes
January 31, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group President Bush has washed his hands of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian’s lies, vacillation and corruption. But that human reaction to Arafat’s record of treachery is no exit strategy. Bush’s sharp public rejection of Arafat as a leader increases U.S. responsibility to help bring an end to the savage bloodletting between Israelis and Palestinians.
Cowboys name Coslet offensive coordinator
January 31, 2002
Bruce Coslet has just what the Dallas Cowboys were looking for: NFL play-calling experience and a vast knowledge of the West Coast offense.
life
January 31, 2002
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker discusses how Langston Hughes’ life still has meaning today.
Test your knowledge about Langston Hughes
January 31, 2002
The following is a quiz to help you test your knowledge about Langston Hughes. This quiz will be updated daily through Feb. 14.
KU grad suspected plagiarism in Piper High biology class
January 31, 2002
A Piper High School teacher has resigned after the school board forced her to change the grades of students she suspected of plagiarizing a class project.
Walker talk still on schedule
January 31, 2002
The icy weather will not deter Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker from appearing Thursday in the first of the local Langston Hughes centennial celebrations.
Homer L. Smith
January 31, 2002
Private inurnment services for Homer L. Smith, 77, Ottawa, will be at a later date. He was cremated. Mr. Smith died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka.
Marjorie E. Doctor
January 31, 2002
Services for Marjorie E. Doctor, 79, San Jose, Calif., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery. Miss Doctor died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Gatos, Calif.
highlights
January 31, 2002
By Joy Ludwig Abraham Lincoln, a women’s suffragist and the state’s other constitution hall will be a few of the highlights of the sixth annual “Bleeding Kansas” program series in Lecompton. Tim Rues, administrator of Lecompton’s Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore St., said this year’s program will feature four presentations and two re-enactments on a variety of subjects.
Sound off
January 31, 2002
I noticed that on the Southwest basketball team a lot of the kids are old enough to be sophomores in high school. When kids get held back for sports reasons, do they run out of eligibility by the time they are seniors? According to Gary Musselman, executive director of Kansas State High School Activities Assn., those athletes would remain eligible as long as they don’t turn 19 before or on Sept. 1 of their senior year.
Much of state feels brunt of winter storm
January 31, 2002
A robust winter storm Wednesday poured ice and freezing rain over parts of Kansas, with snowfall accumulations forecast to reach up to 12 inches in some areas. Gov. Bill Graves ordered state offices closed, and the state’s major universities canceled classes.
Another top executive exits from race track
January 31, 2002
A third executive of The Woodlands, the financially struggling pari-mutuel racing complex in Kansas City, Kan., is no longer with the track, fired as part of an investigation by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
January 31, 2002
(Web Posted Thursday at 7:14 a.m.) U.S. President George W. Bush’s assessment that terrorist groups, Iraq and other countries make up an “axis of evil” was criticized Thursday in the Mideast, where it increased concerns a fellow Arab might be a target in the U.S.-led war on terror.
about likeness to Potter
January 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore The chant, “Harry Potter, Harry Potter,” cascaded through the student section at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena last Saturday. It was directed toward Kansas University’s Kirk Hinrich as the Jayhawks’ shaggy-haired junior guard stepped to the free-throw line late in KU’s 86-74 victory.
Oregon DA criticized for case
January 31, 2002
A prosecutor is being criticized for pursuing an assault case against a 17-year-old high school basketball player who head-butted an opponent during a game.
s warning
January 31, 2002
The United States will watch closely to see what Iraq, Iran and North Korea do next, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned Wednesday, a day after President Bush singled them out as part of a dangerous “axis of evil.” Bush is weighing whether to escalate actions against Iraq beyond the current sanctions and fighter jet patrols. He also wants to stop Iran from funneling arms to terrorists and seeks to prevent North Korea from developing and selling missiles.
Death threat issued on reporter
January 31, 2002
An e-mail purportedly sent Wednesday by kidnappers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl threatened to kill him within 24 hours and warned American journalists to leave Pakistan within three days or “be targeted.”
Rising stars could make it a golden Olympics for U.S.
January 31, 2002
Get ready for a red, white and blue Olympics. With Americans enjoying the home-field advantage and some rising stars eager for a world stage, this could be a golden Winter Games for U.S. athletes.
Medal outlook
January 31, 2002
Alpine skiing: Bode Miller is the fastest slalom skier in the world when he’s not sprawled out on the snow. The 24-year-old from Franconia, N.H., crashes often but has four World Cup victories this season. Picabo Street will be back to defend her gold medal in the Super G, but two years away from ski racing following a horrific crash has taken its toll. Curling: An Olympic medal sport for the first time, with Canada favored for the gold. The U.S. team could sneak in and grab a medal if the stones slide right.
University officials tell legislators of needs besides research funds
January 31, 2002
By Scott Rothschild Higher education officials are telling lawmakers that as much as they’d like them to adopt a research facility plan, their schools really need more funds to avoid cutting budgets. “Equally important, if not more so, are the budget shortfalls,” Janet Murguia, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University, said Wednesday.
Tanker crews scaled back at McConnell
January 31, 2002
Deployment of KC-135R tanker crews stationed at McConnell Air Force Base has been scaled back in recent weeks and will likely not return to the pre-Sept. 11 status anytime soon, the base commander said.
Wanda M. Carleton
January 31, 2002
Services for Wanda M. Carleton, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Carleton died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Menhusen
January 31, 2002
Services for Minert “Mike” Menhusen, 66, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren- McElwain Mortuary.
Were they listening in Topeka?
January 31, 2002
J-W Editorials Maybe that’s the question Kansans should ponder as they reflect on President Bush’s State of the Union address. In his speech to Congress Tuesday night, President Bush emphasized several major themes. Foremost among them were the conduct of the war against international terrorists and the need for action to improve the nation’s sagging economy.
Too much hatred
January 31, 2002
To the editor: How sad to open the Jan. 28 Journal-World and to read the top headline in the sports section, “Hatred has deep roots in rivalry!” Isn’t there enough hate in the world right now without ascribing it to as trivial a matter as sports rivalry? And is this what sport is about, rather than recreation and fair play? What an example for our young people! I believe that most citizens expect more responsible behavior from the press I certainly do.
January 31, 2002
Benjamin Bratt, who has forged a career out of playing good cops on “Law & Order” and in a few films, is breaking out of the policeman’s pigeonhole with “Pinero.”
Enron: Trust has gone bust
January 31, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group The gleaming towers don’t loom proudly any more. They are ringed these days with TV satellite vans on stakeout. Reporters assigned to the “boom and bust” beat are hanging around in case someone comes out of the building with the shredded detritus of scandal. The only people making a profit off Enron now are cynics selling the souvenirs of their severance on eBay. The hot item on the site is the “Enron Code of Ethics: Never Been Read.” The bidding is up to $102.
Elsie M. Sharp
January 31, 2002
Services for Elsie M. Sharp, 89, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Sharp died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Willie Nelson - Lied Center, Lawrence KS - 01/30/2002
January 31, 2002
By Michael Newman A sell-out crowd braved the weather event of the season to attend country music legend Willie Nelson’s appearance at the University of Kansas’ Lied Center. Clad in black, with his trademark red braids now graying, the 68 year-old icon entertained an enthusiastic mix of fans of all ages.
s public radio station plans new $1.5 million facility north of Memorial Stadium
January 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck KANU Radio is getting a big present for its 50th birthday a new building. Kansas University’s public radio station will break ground in early March for a $1.5 million building north of Memorial Stadium.
Births
January 31, 2002
Erica and Nate Hill, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday. Staci and Adam Weingartner, Ottawa, a boy, Tuesday.
Nation briefs
January 31, 2002
Student dies in dorm after giving birth Dog put to death in fatal mauling case Inmate who killed wife, stepson executed Students, adults run over by car
Nation briefs
January 31, 2002
Student dies in dorm after giving birth Dog put to death in fatal mauling case Inmate who killed wife, stepson executed Students, adults run over by car
Carmen Ann McCall
January 31, 2002
Briefs
January 31, 2002
Kansas rating increases for oral health status Indian American program’s director retires after 16 years KU officials to present at statewide nurses’ event
Daily ticker
January 31, 2002
Daily ticker
January 31, 2002
Dow Industrials +144.62, 9,762.86
Let the games begin
Rising stars could make it a golden Olympics for U.S.
January 31, 2002
Get ready for a red, white and blue Olympics. With Americans enjoying the home-field advantage and some rising stars eager for a world stage, this could be a golden Winter Games for U.S. athletes.
Tougher domestic violence law urged
Proposal would widen ability to get protective order
January 31, 2002
Kansans could seek court protection against stalkers or abusive dating partners under an initiative by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and several legislators to strengthen domestic violence laws. At a news conference Wednesday, Stovall and lawmakers from both parties also urged passage of bills to revise the law on mutual protection orders and to raise more money for treating sexual assault victims.
New building to be KANU’s 50th birthday gift
Kansas University’s public radio station plans new $1.5 million facility north of Memorial Stadium
January 31, 2002
By Terry Rombeck KANU Radio is getting a big present for its 50th birthday a new building. Kansas University’s public radio station will break ground in early March for a $1.5 million building north of Memorial Stadium.
Porter services
January 31, 2002
Proposal would widen ability to get protective order
January 31, 2002
Kansans could seek court protection against stalkers or abusive dating partners under an initiative by Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and several legislators to strengthen domestic violence laws. At a news conference Wednesday, Stovall and lawmakers from both parties also urged passage of bills to revise the law on mutual protection orders and to raise more money for treating sexual assault victims.
Wanda M. Carleton
January 31, 2002
Too much hatred
January 31, 2002
Teacher resigns after board changes grades
KU grad suspected plagiarism in Piper High biology class
January 31, 2002
A Piper High School teacher has resigned after the school board forced her to change the grades of students she suspected of plagiarizing a class project.
Much of state feels brunt of winter storm
January 31, 2002
A robust winter storm Wednesday poured ice and freezing rain over parts of Kansas, with snowfall accumulations forecast to reach up to 12 inches in some areas. Gov. Bill Graves ordered state offices closed, and the state’s major universities canceled classes.
Patriots tap QB
New England’s Belichick opts for Brady
January 31, 2002
Tom Brady wins again. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick picked Brady as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s Super Bowl, choosing the former backup over three-time Pro Bowl player Drew Bledsoe.
6News video: Alice Walker talks about knowing Hughes
January 31, 2002
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talked about knowing Langston Hughes and his influence on her life Thursday at a press conference at Kansas University.
veteran
January 31, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess According to his wife, Lucille, Al Duckworth survived the Korean War because of three miracles. Last fall, another little miracle took Duckworth back to his war experiences: He received a Korean War Service Medal and a letter from Kim Dae-jung, president of South Korea.
Briefs
January 31, 2002
Kansas rating increases for oral health status Indian American program’s director retires after 16 years KU officials to present at statewide nurses’ event
World Online report: Lawrence schools to cancel classes for third day
January 31, 2002
(Updated Thursday at 9:42 p.m.) With power still out to several schools, Lawrence public school officials have decided to cancel classes again Friday. As local residents assess the damage caused by the ice storm, city officials are making plans to provide overnight shelter for people whose homes are without power. See the video.
Defense wants murder trial moved out of Johnson County
January 31, 2002
Johnson County residents are more likely to have heard about the case against John E. Robinson Sr. than residents in two other Kansas counties, a woman whose company surveyed people for defense attorneys testified Wednesday.
Cowboys name Coslet offensive coordinator
January 31, 2002
Bruce Coslet has just what the Dallas Cowboys were looking for: NFL play-calling experience and a vast knowledge of the West Coast offense.
Daughter seeks biological father a sperm donor
January 31, 2002
In 1983, the Sperm Bank of California became the first in the nation to ask donors whether they would be willing to be contacted by their offspring after the children reached adulthood.
Immediate spending reductions on line for state government agencies in vote
January 31, 2002
Winter weather forced Senate Republican leaders to cancel a scheduled budget debate Wednesday, even as they admitted that time is growing short for immediate cuts in state spending.
Local briefs
January 31, 2002
Prize-winning author to open Langston Hughes events Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will kick off “Celebrate Langston Hughes in Lawrence” with a lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Lied Center. Walker will read Hughes’ poetry and other writings and comment on his work and influence on her own writing. The lecture is free and open to the public, but vouchers are required for admission. Vouchers will be available at the Lied Center Box Office beginning at 5:45 p.m. today. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walker also will sign copies of her books from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. She will not read from her works or answer questions. Each person will be limited to three books. Walker, shown above, won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “The Color Purple” and has written a biography of Hughes. _______ Brain teaser: Daily Hughes quiz kicks off This is the first in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 1) What was the name of the fictional city of Lawrence in “Not without Laughter?” _______ Law enforcement: Substance found in bucket not human blood, tests show Test results on a bucket of a blood-like substance found more than a month ago in western Lawrence are in, but officials still don’t know what was in the bucket. Lawrence Police said Wednesday the substance in the bucket was not human. Because it was not human blood, no further testing was conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to determine what it was, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police will not conduct any further investigation. On Dec. 13, police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where an abandoned bucket with what appeared to be blood was discovered on the street next to a curb. _______ County government: Douglas County Commission cancels Wednesday meeting Bad weather coupled with a light agenda prompted Douglas County commissioners to cancel their evening meeting Wednesday. Commissioners made the decision to cancel the meeting Wednesday morning after learning representatives from two companies who were scheduled to speak about possible regulations on commercial logging in the county would not be able to travel from out of town. The commercial logging discussion was the only item on the commission’s agenda. The subject is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting. County offices, however, were open on Wednesday and at presstime were scheduled to be open today. _______ Higher education: Malpractice lawyer to speak on gene therapy lawsuit A medical malpractice attorney who has represented soldiers suffering adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine will speak Feb. 8 at Kansas University. Alan Milstein, who earned a master’s degree in American studies at KU in 1978, will speak about the lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old who died in a gene therapy experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Gelsinger’s death prompted a national investigation that uncovered abuses at dozens of other institutions. Milstein is an adjunct faculty member of the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and has written two law books. The lecture is at 12:30 p.m. in room 104 at Green Hall.
Porter services
January 31, 2002
Services for Rick Len Porter, 40, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Porter died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Oskaloosa.
Elsie M. Sharp
January 31, 2002
Dismissing Arafat won’t end Mideast woes
January 31, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group President Bush has washed his hands of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian’s lies, vacillation and corruption. But that human reaction to Arafat’s record of treachery is no exit strategy. Bush’s sharp public rejection of Arafat as a leader increases U.S. responsibility to help bring an end to the savage bloodletting between Israelis and Palestinians.
Minert ‘Mike’ Menhusen
January 31, 2002
Bratt packs up his uniform
Actor known for ‘good cop’ roles breaks stereotype in ‘Pinero’
January 31, 2002
Benjamin Bratt, who has forged a career out of playing good cops on “Law & Order” and in a few films, is breaking out of the policeman’s pigeonhole with “Pinero.”
Sleet results in 2nd-day closings for KU, schools
January 31, 2002
Lindsay Eplee and her friends were on a mission to find the best type of makeshift sled. They slid down Kansas University’s Daisy Hill on cardboard boxes, laundry baskets, a recycling-bin lid and smuggled cafeteria trays.
t answer to Arafat
January 31, 2002
It took just a quick telephone poll among regional leaders of the Al Aqsa Brigades militia to reach an unanimous decision despite a truce ordered by Yasser Arafat, they would avenge one of their own killed in a bombing blamed on Israel.
Chiefs sign two for defense
January 31, 2002
The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Richard Jordan and cornerback Central McClellion to two-year contracts Wednesday.
t excuse Lindh
January 31, 2002
By Myriam Marquez The Orlando Sentinel A mother proclaims her unconditional and absolute love for her son. A father maintains his boy loves America and has done nothing to warrant terrorism charges against him.
Sooners survive OSU
Cowboys among five ranked teams to tumble
January 31, 2002
No. 6 Oklahoma got big plays from Hollis Price and Aaron McGhee and a return to form on defense to hold off No. 9 Oklahoma State.
Korean War citation thanks ‘miracle survivor’ veteran
January 31, 2002
By Matt Merkel-Hess According to his wife, Lucille, Al Duckworth survived the Korean War because of three miracles. Last fall, another little miracle took Duckworth back to his war experiences: He received a Korean War Service Medal and a letter from Kim Dae-jung, president of South Korea.
resurgence
January 31, 2002
This is the team Allen Iverson expected to see before the season started.
Local briefs
January 31, 2002
Prize-winning author to open Langston Hughes events Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will kick off “Celebrate Langston Hughes in Lawrence” with a lecture at 7 p.m. today at the Lied Center. Walker will read Hughes’ poetry and other writings and comment on his work and influence on her own writing. The lecture is free and open to the public, but vouchers are required for admission. Vouchers will be available at the Lied Center Box Office beginning at 5:45 p.m. today. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walker also will sign copies of her books from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Friday at The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. She will not read from her works or answer questions. Each person will be limited to three books. Walker, shown above, won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “The Color Purple” and has written a biography of Hughes. _______ Brain teaser: Daily Hughes quiz kicks off This is the first in a series of questions to test your knowledge on Langston Hughes as part of the celebration of his 100th birthday. A new question will appear each day through Feb. 14. Each day’s answer will be posted at langstonhughes.ljworld.com. 1) What was the name of the fictional city of Lawrence in “Not without Laughter?” _______ Law enforcement: Substance found in bucket not human blood, tests show Test results on a bucket of a blood-like substance found more than a month ago in western Lawrence are in, but officials still don’t know what was in the bucket. Lawrence Police said Wednesday the substance in the bucket was not human. Because it was not human blood, no further testing was conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to determine what it was, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Police will not conduct any further investigation. On Dec. 13, police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical were called to the 1400 block of Research Park Drive, where an abandoned bucket with what appeared to be blood was discovered on the street next to a curb. _______ County government: Douglas County Commission cancels Wednesday meeting Bad weather coupled with a light agenda prompted Douglas County commissioners to cancel their evening meeting Wednesday. Commissioners made the decision to cancel the meeting Wednesday morning after learning representatives from two companies who were scheduled to speak about possible regulations on commercial logging in the county would not be able to travel from out of town. The commercial logging discussion was the only item on the commission’s agenda. The subject is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting. County offices, however, were open on Wednesday and at presstime were scheduled to be open today. _______ Higher education: Malpractice lawyer to speak on gene therapy lawsuit A medical malpractice attorney who has represented soldiers suffering adverse reactions to the anthrax vaccine will speak Feb. 8 at Kansas University. Alan Milstein, who earned a master’s degree in American studies at KU in 1978, will speak about the lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Jesse Gelsinger, an 18-year-old who died in a gene therapy experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Gelsinger’s death prompted a national investigation that uncovered abuses at dozens of other institutions. Milstein is an adjunct faculty member of the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and has written two law books. The lecture is at 12:30 p.m. in room 104 at Green Hall.
Rams loved LA, but leaving was best
January 31, 2002
Sure, the Rams know winning Super Bowls is what pro football is all about.