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Unbalanced reporting
November 15, 2002
Mangino will get bye next year
November 15, 2002
As we bid adieu to Kansas University’s football team, we notice we are the first adieu-bidders in the Big 12 Conference.
School closings
November 15, 2002
To the editor: Do we need to save Cordley School because Lawrence School Board member Austin Turney canâÂÂt stand to give up his Alma Mater? What part of this process should he be involved in? If he canâÂÂt vote impartially, then he should abstain from voting.
Ronald Virgil Ferguson
November 15, 2002
Services for Ronald Virgil Ferguson, 54, Lane, will be at 10 a.m. today at WilsonâÂÂs Funeral Home in Wellsville. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at his home.
Miles Hargrove Stotts
November 15, 2002
Local briefs
November 15, 2002
⢠Broadcaster draws crowd at âÂÂ’Kansas!â book signing ⢠Firefighter sculpture dedication Saturday ⢠Search on for police chief ⢠Johnson County resident contracts West Nile virus
Lawrence briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ Son appears in court in death of mother, aunt ¢ Dead inmate’s brother plans to sue jail
KU briefs
November 15, 2002
⢠Awards proposed for faculty members ⢠Universities seek OK to raise housing costs ⢠Regents approve bonds for research facilities ⢠Plans approved for KU scholarship halls
KU briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ Awards proposed for faculty members ¢ Universities seek OK to raise housing costs ¢ Regents approve bonds for research facilities ¢ Plans approved for KU scholarship halls
Illiterate fans
November 15, 2002
Energy sources
November 15, 2002
To the editor: It is reported that Kansas is facing a budget crunch.
Engagement
November 15, 2002
Engagement
November 15, 2002
Meseraull-Hamel Steve and Helen Meseraull, Lawrence, and Richard and Nancy Hamel, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Patricia Ann Meseraull and Fletcher Gordon Hamel, both of Lawrence.
Cavender services
November 15, 2002
Services for Jim Cavender, 76, Baldwin, will be at 2:30 today at New Life Assembly of God Church in Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Cavender died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home.
Best bets
November 15, 2002
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Briefly
November 15, 2002
¢ GM recalls 1.5 million vehicles for power steering problem ¢ Biotech officials face jail ¢ Jury orders gun distributor to pay $1.2 million to widow
Search for teen yields bone pieces
November 15, 2002
Authorities are trying to determine whether bone fragments unearthed in a Sedgwick County field could be the remains of a Missouri teenager who disappeared more than four years ago. FBI agents began digging Tuesday after learning the man suspected in the death of Jennifer Long, 16, Independence, Mo., once lived on the property.
6Sports video: Coach Mangino’s first year has been tough
November 15, 2002
The Jayhawks have had five quarterbacks and a losing record.
6News video: Twins overrun Lawrence Memorial Hospital
November 15, 2002
Four sets of twins have been born at the hospital in the past eight days.
6News video: More people support consolidation of schools
November 15, 2002
After weeks of public meetings, several long-time opponents of consolidation are starting to change their minds.
6News video: Robert Novak speaks at KU
November 15, 2002
Novak is the co-host of CNN’s ‘Crossfire.’
6News video: KU administators announce how increased tuition will be used
November 15, 2002
The new money will be used to help students.
6News video: Wall of hate comes down
November 15, 2002
The ‘Writing on the Wall’ project is meant to symbolize overcoming prejudice.
Bonds slam propels all-stars past Japanese
November 15, 2002
Barry Bonds keeps supplying the power, just like he did all year.
Agent: Cubs must ‘dip deeper’ to land Baker
November 15, 2002
The Chicago Cubs can probably reach a deal with manager Dusty Baker if they “dip into their pockets a little deeper,” agent Jeff Moorad said.
Maddux wins Gold Glove for 13th straight year
November 15, 2002
Greg Maddux won his 13th straight Gold Glove, and St. Louis Cardinals players won four of the nine National League awards Thursday.
Shaq to return for Bulls’ game
November 15, 2002
With his sore toe getting better, Shaquille O’Neal hopes to play his first game Nov. 22 at home against Chicago.
Racing briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ Green takes Busch pole ¢ Bliss grabs truck pole
Drivers hope to avoid leaders
nascar ford 400
November 15, 2002
No driver wants to cause the accident that would knock Tony Stewart or Mark Martin out of the final Winston Cup race.
Peppers flunks drug test
November 15, 2002
Carolina Panthers rookie defensive end Julius Peppers was suspended for four games by the NFL on Thursday for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, his agent said.
Krzyzewski feeling pain in leg
November 15, 2002
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t return to the Blue Devils’ bench for the second half of Thursday night’s exhibition game because of pain in his right leg.
Rams’ Gordon dandy backup
St. Louis running back Marshall Faulk questionable for Monday night’s game against Chicago
November 15, 2002
St. Louis Rams running back Lamar Gordon, who might have to fill in for Marshall Faulk on Monday night against the Bears, is feeling less and less like a rookie.
Golf Hall to honor six
Penick, Crenshaw among six inductees
November 15, 2002
Ben Crenshaw has been linked with trusty teacher Harvey Penick for as long as he has played golf. His induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame will be no different.
No-stick spray plot unravels at Sac. State
November 15, 2002
Despite their best efforts, Sacramento State players have gotten themselves into a sticky situation.
Ronald Virgil Ferguson
November 15, 2002
Cavender services
November 15, 2002
FBI warns of ‘spectacular’ al-Qaida attack
November 15, 2002
The FBI warned Thursday that al-Qaida is likely to attempt a “spectacular” attack intended to inflict large-scale casualties and damage the U.S. economy.
Terrorism insurance bill gains House approval
November 15, 2002
The government would cover up to $90 billion annually in insurance claims from any future terrorist attacks under a compromise bill approved Thursday by the House as lawmakers sorted through their final stack of legislation for the year.
Pakistani executed for CIA killings; retaliation against U.S. feared
November 15, 2002
A Pakistani man who killed two CIA employees in a 1993 shooting rampage outside the agency’s headquarters was executed Thursday as the State Department warned of global retaliation against Americans.
Israelis capture shooting suspect
November 15, 2002
Israeli troops tracked down the suspected ringleader of a deadly Palestinian shooting spree at an Israeli kibbutz, forcing him to strip to his underwear and surrender Thursday in the West Bank town of Tulkarem.
Smallpox vaccine plan near approval
November 15, 2002
President Bush is moving toward approving a plan to eventually offer the smallpox vaccine to all Americans, starting with health care workers most likely to come into contact with a contagious patient, administration officials said Thursday.
Hu named to China’s top party post
November 15, 2002
Vice President Hu Jintao was appointed today as leader of China’s Communist Party, handing him the country’s most powerful position and making him a certain bet to replace Jiang Zemin as president next year. His appointment as general secretary positions the little-known Hu at the head of a new generation of leaders who will guide China through sweeping changes and economic reforms launched by Deng Xiaoping and his successor, Jiang. Meanwhile, Jiang was re-elected to head China’s powerful military commission.
Bazaar to showcase arts
November 15, 2002
Nearly 110 creators of arts and crafts will hawk their wares on Sunday at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The event, formerly organized by Lawrence residents Monty and Doreta Boyd, is being put on this year by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Officials raid rap mogul’s record company, arrest three
November 15, 2002
Authorities on Thursday raided the record label and homes of rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, a figure in an East Coast-West Coast rap feud that some believe led to the killings of two major stars.
Networks, not HBO get Emmy show
November 15, 2002
HBO failed in its bid to win the Emmy Awards away from the major broadcast networks but helped drive up the price those networks will pay to keep the ceremony.
Dunne murder film mixes styles
November 15, 2002
Dominick Dunne has made a career writing about celebrity murders. Now he has his own true-crime movie franchise on the USA network, which debuts tonight with “Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich” (7 p.m.), starring Christopher Meloni.
Liberty Hall theater trapped by ‘Greek Wedding’ success
November 15, 2002
It’s official: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” has surpassed “The Blair Witch Project” as the highest grossing independent film of all time. It just knocked off Hollywood blockbuster “Men in Black II” as the top five money earner of 2002, and the picture has remained in the national top 10 for dozens of weeks.
Ivory Coast rebels reject peace proposal
November 15, 2002
Ivory Coast rebels rejected a draft peace plan seeking to end a nearly 2-month-old uprising that has claimed hundreds of lives and were preparing a counterproposal, a spokesman said Thursday.
Allies support decision to suspend N. Korean oil
November 15, 2002
Key U.S. allies late Thursday backed a Bush administration decision to suspend oil deliveries to North Korea as punishment for its secret nuclear program.
E-mail: Citigroup exec helped analyst get higher rating
November 15, 2002
Former top Citigroup analyst Jack Grubman said in an e-mail that he raised his rating of AT&T stock in part because his boss agreed to help get Grubman’s daughters into an exclusive nursery school.
Fla. teens plead guilty in father’s slaying
November 15, 2002
Two boys accused of bludgeoning their father to death with a baseball bat pleaded guilty to reduced charges and got up to eight years in prison Thursday after a judge threw out their convictions and spared them a much harsher sentence.
President pushes to privatize work force
November 15, 2002
Up to half the nation’s 1.8 million federal civilian workers eventually could find they have a new boss or, worse, no job. The Bush administration is taking steps that could lead to the privatization of federal jobs at an unprecedented level, and officials proposed rules Thursday to make it easier for companies to compete with the government for maintenance, construction, secretarial and other work.
Chemical weapons a danger, Rumsfeld says
November 15, 2002
The United States is “prepared and concerned” about possible Iraq-sponsored terrorist attacks if President Bush orders a war to disarm Saddam Hussein, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Real life
November 15, 2002
Kansas students may think their higher costs are unique, but they’re not. A recent study indicated that a larger percentage of American young people are more ready for introduction to college life than their predecessors. In other words, many of they are educationally and socially more mature and capable of assimilating what they find after high school.
Swing concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity
November 15, 2002
Lawrence will be hopping from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Swing Time and Coffee in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Pope encourages Italians to increase birthrate
November 15, 2002
Pope John Paul II made a historic speech to Italy’s parliament Thursday, urging Italians to work for world peace, uphold their Christian values and have more babies.
Democratic Party elects first female House leader
November 15, 2002
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a California liberal, easily won election Thursday as leader of minority House Democrats and swiftly set a goal of crafting a “down the center” program for economic growth. “Hopefully, we can find a great deal of common ground with Republicans” across a range of issues, said the 62-year-old, a veteran of 15 years in Congress. “But where not, we will put up the fight.”
LMH delivers four sets of twins in nine days
November 15, 2002
The Bobbsey clan has nothing on Lawrence Memorial Hospital. While that fictional family from children’s literature had an improbable two sets of twins, LMH has seen the birth of — count ‘em — four pairs.
NCS Pearson to add 150 Lawrence jobs
November 15, 2002
A pair of new government contracts has NCS Pearson moving forward with plans to add 150 new jobs and 45,000 square feet of space to its Lawrence facility at East Hills Business Park. NCS Pearson spokesman David Hakensen confirmed Thursday evening the company would soon apply for permits to begin the expansion at its site at 3833 Greenway Drive.
30-year mortgage rates reach record low
November 15, 2002
Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped to a new low this week, providing good news to people looking to buy homes or refinance the ones they already own.
Sprint PCS to cut 1,600 jobs
November 15, 2002
Sprint Corp.’s wireless division will lay off about 1,600 workers, or 6 percent of the division’s work force, and release about 500 contractors, the company announced Thursday. Sprint PCS President Len Lauer said the layoffs were part of the Overland Park-based company’s efforts to reorganize by getting rid of management and reprioritizing products and services to cut costs.
Sound off
November 15, 2002
How quickly did the Beck/Flaming Lips sell out? Michele Traband, ticket office manager at the Lied Center, said the tickets went on sale Oct. 2 and were gone by Oct. 6.
Bazaar to showcase arts
November 15, 2002
Nearly 110 creators of arts and crafts will hawk their wares on Sunday at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The event, formerly organized by Lawrence residents Monty and Doreta Boyd, is being put on this year by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
hate
November 15, 2002
Kansas University students lifted sledgehammers Thursday and took a whack at breaking down barriers on campus. The students gathered in the rain to tear down a symbolic wall of hatred. The symbol was created by university masons from cinder blocks earlier this week.
Entertainment Calendar
November 15, 2002
NIGHTLIFE | Music | Theater | Misc. | Museums | Galleries FRIDAY
Pit bull attack prompts flood of complaints
November 15, 2002
Police are still investigating the death of a 12-year-old family pet attacked by two pit bulls Monday in East Lawrence, city officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, the director of the Lawrence Human Society said sheâÂÂd been receiving phone calls from people who thought the city should put more teeth into its laws regarding dangerous dogs ?” especially pit bulls ?” that get loose and injure other pets or people.
Lawrence drummer tours with Beck and Flaming Lips
November 15, 2002
For hundreds of Flaming Lips shows that he’s worked as a roadie, Kliph Scurlock hasn’t had to set up a drum kit. He set up the mic-mounted micro-camera. He ran the video screen. He prepped all manner of other instruments on stage, but usually Scurlock’s only duty drum-wise involved a backing tape of recorded percussion.
Coach says teamwork key to building success
November 15, 2002
In Lawrence, a business ownerâÂÂs dream may be to be as successful as Roy Williams. On Thursday, about 200 business owners and other community members attended a chamber of commerce event to get tips on business success from the Kansas University menâÂÂs basketball coach.
Cardinals anticipate improved Panthers
November 15, 2002
When the Eudora and Paola high school football teams last faced off on Sept. 27, the Cardinals showed complete domination, routing the Panthers 44-0 behind two-touchdown performances by Andrew Pyle and Tyler Jackson. Rest assured, Eudora coach Gregg Webb doesnâÂÂt expect a pushover the second time around.
Letourneau named to academic all-district team
November 15, 2002
Kansas University senior safety Jake Letourneau, a two-time academic All-Big 12 selection, has been named to the Verizon Academic All-American All-District VII team.
On the record
November 15, 2002
Fire calls ⢠False alarm, 11:33 p.m. Wednesday, 2099 Constant Ave.
Lawrence briefs
November 15, 2002
⢠Son appears in court in death of mother, aunt ⢠Dead inmateâÂÂs brother plans to sue jail
Area briefs
November 15, 2002
⢠County Democrats elect new party officers ⢠Trade food donation for chiropractic work ⢠KU workshop to help graduate students ⢠KU Med to stage Medicare HMO seminar
Area briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ County Democrats elect new party officers ¢ Trade food donation for chiropractic work ¢ KU workshop to help graduate students ¢ KU Med to stage Medicare HMO seminar
Patriotic right
November 15, 2002
People
November 15, 2002
¢ Crowe gets in another row ¢ Rocket Man to have laser surgery ¢ Lewis: Telethon a weightier issue ¢ Here he is: Mr. Miss America
Patriotic right
November 15, 2002
To the editor: I have been keeping up with the letters to the editor sent by Mr. Garrett opposed to a fireworks ban and I think he had a good point in both of them. I also think itâÂÂs been distasteful of Sue Novak to constantly badger his view with her off-topic arguments. If you would have read his article correctly, he said that the 4,000 signatures opposed to a ban came from only three of the 21 fireworks stands in the Lawrence area. Honestly, I think thatâÂÂs pretty impressive. I also believe most people in Lawrence enjoy fireworks and think it is their patriotic right to shoot them off. Thank you.
CNN host addresses election results
November 15, 2002
Scandals at Enron and WorldCom didn’t hinder Republicans in last week’s elections because most Americans didn’t think it was an issue, journalist-commentator Robert Novak told a Lawrence audience Thursday night. “It was an issue that didn’t touch Mr. and Mrs. America,” Novak said. “This is not what the Democrats call a kitchen table issue.”
Williams thrilled with class
November 15, 2002
Roy Williams has been known to drop the telephone, pump his fist and scream, âÂÂYes!â when menâÂÂs basketball recruits as talented as David Padgett orally commit to Kansas University. âÂÂI go nuts over an eagle putt âÂÂ: but I think I do get a little emotional,â Williams, KUâÂÂs 15th-year coach, said of his reaction to commitments of players in his nucleus class of Padgett, Omar Wilkes and Jeremy Case, who on Wednesday signed national letters-of-intent with KU, plus J.R. Giddens, who will sign next Tuesday in a ceremony at his high school.
Real life
November 15, 2002
Kansas students may think their higher costs are unique, but theyâÂÂre not. A recent study indicated that a larger percentage of American young people are more ready for introduction to college life than their predecessors. In other words, many of they are educationally and socially more mature and capable of assimilating what they find after high school.
Consolidation critic changes perspective
November 15, 2002
One of LawrenceâÂÂs most relentless critics of elementary school consolidation Thursday reversed course by endorsing closure of East Heights School. Vicki Scott, an East Heights parent and a special-education paraprofessional at the school, used the last of six public forums on the districtâÂÂs facilities planning study to disclose her change of heart.
Kansas signs two players
November 15, 2002
Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge has signed two players to national letters of intent.
LHS hopes to repeat Week Three performance
November 15, 2002
When preparing for a Class 6A quarterfinal playoff game, coaches typically donâÂÂt worry about what happened earlier in the season. That includes Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd.
Family relationships defy scientific study
November 15, 2002
What does behavioral research tell us about the best way to raise children? Have scientific studies spelled out what works and what doesn’t, especially regarding how to discipline properly?
Soaring Falcons meet South rival
November 15, 2002
Cousins Michael Vick and Aaron Brooks played against each other in New Orleans three weeks ago, with Vick’s Falcons beating Brooks’ Saints 37-35. Look for more fireworks when they meet Sunday.
Lions expect ‘dogfight’ with O-East
LHS hopes to repeat Week Three performance
November 15, 2002
When preparing for a Class 6A quarterfinal playoff game, coaches typically don’t worry about what happened earlier in the season. That includes Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd.
New tuition money still pegged for university enhancements
November 15, 2002
Kansas University officials say they’ll continue to use new tuition money for new services �” and not to make up for state budget cuts �” even as they face possible reductions in this year’s state funding. Administrators on Thursday announced more specifics on how they’re going to spend the $8.6 million in tuition increases.
Tougher bankruptcy bill fails
Legislation falls victim to anti-abortion concerns
November 15, 2002
Legislation intended to make it harder for people to erase their debts in bankruptcy court was rejected Thursday in the House, scuttled by a dispute about how the law would apply to fines against abortion protesters.
CNN host addresses election results
November 15, 2002
Scandals at Enron and WorldCom didn’t hinder Republicans in last week’s elections because most Americans didn’t think it was an issue, journalist-commentator Robert Novak told a Lawrence audience Thursday night. “It was an issue that didn’t touch Mr. and Mrs. America,” Novak said. “This is not what the Democrats call a kitchen table issue.”
Meteor showers spark local music gathering
November 15, 2002
There are plenty of reasons to hold a concert in Lawrence, but Monday’s Campitronicon is the rare event to have cosmic significance. The outdoor gathering centers around the Leonid meteor shower, which takes place each November. And this time, there’s a musical bent to the proceedings.
Kliph’s notes
Lawrence drummer tours with Beck and Flaming Lips
November 15, 2002
For hundreds of Flaming Lips shows that he’s worked as a roadie, Kliph Scurlock hasn’t had to set up a drum kit. He set up the mic-mounted micro-camera. He ran the video screen. He prepped all manner of other instruments on stage, but usually Scurlock’s only duty drum-wise involved a backing tape of recorded percussion.
Missionary’s parents set for return to Philippines
November 15, 2002
The parents of Martin Burnham plan to return this month to the Philippines, where their missionary son was killed after he and his wife were held captive for months by Muslim rebels.
Baseball briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ Hampton headed to Marlins? ¢ Greer out for 2003 ¢ Bosox honor seven ¢ Group says Washington could support baseball
Selig happy with results of labor deal
November 15, 2002
Bud Selig likes what he sees so far in the first offseason under baseball’s new labor deal.
Steelers’ Porter dominating foes
November 15, 2002
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter doesn’t have to say he’s one of this year’s best defensive players. His statistics say it for him.
U.N. chief inspector could make, break support for war with Iraq
November 15, 2002
In a recent speech, Hans Blix told his weapons inspectors exactly how to act in Iraq: Be driving and dynamic, but not angry and aggressive. Show some flexibility, but don’t be pushed around.
School closings
November 15, 2002
Pill can’t end human misery
November 15, 2002
Imagine that you have arrived at the emergency room after a horrific car crash. The doctor in charge offers you two pills. One will relieve the inflammation of whiplash. The other will reduce the psychological trauma, muting the nightmarish flashback to a manageable memory. Would you take one? Would you take both? Is there any difference? Imagine, for that matter, that a child came to the hospital after being raped or abused. Should she be given a pill if it would prevent the trauma from literally changing the anatomy of her brain and setting her up for a lifetime of vulnerability?
Democrats bring back disdain for public
November 15, 2002
So, until the Democrats’ presidential nominee is chosen, the party’s most prominent national leader not implicated (as Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle were) in this year’s election failure will be a congresswoman in whose San Francisco district the 2000 presidential vote was: Gore, 77 percent; Bush, 15 percent; Nader, 8 percent.
Japanese fishing families approve $13 million package with Navy
November 15, 2002
The families of 33 people who were aboard a Japanese fishing trawler sunk by a U.S. submarine off Hawaii agreed Thursday to a reported $13 million compensation package from the U.S. Navy.
Michigan-Ohio State winner could claim more than just bragging rights
November 15, 2002
It’s never too early to talk about Michigan-Ohio State, even if the game is more than a week away.
On the street
November 15, 2002
Asked at Borders Books, Music and Cafe Who do you think poses the bigger threat, Iraq or al-Qaida?
Parking shortage gripes dominate meeting
November 15, 2002
The lack of parking spots on game days was a major topic of debate Wednesday at Kansas University Parking CommissionâÂÂs annual public hearing.
Illiterate fans
November 15, 2002
To the editor: Normally, I would not consider writing to the Journal-World. However, the individuals illegally parking last night (Tuesday, Nov. 12) for the KU basketball game were not KU students, and thus unlikely to read of this in the student newspaper.
Unbalanced reporting
November 15, 2002
To the editor: âÂÂThorny issues thwart city consensusâ (J-W, Sunday) revisits the old âÂÂneighborhoods/Chamber of Commerceâ division. Unfortunately, this article gives voice to the Lawrence chamber and its political supporters, but fails to provide balance with activists or elected leaders open to neighborhood concerns.
Swing concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity
November 15, 2002
Lawrence will be hopping from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Swing Time and Coffee in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Miles Hargrove Stotts
November 15, 2002
Memorial services for Miles Hargrove Stotts, 102, Hutchinson, will be at 1 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Private burial will be in Baldwin City Cemetery. Mr. Stotts died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at Mennonite Retirement Community in Hutchinson.
Lowell E. Nye
November 15, 2002
Services for Lowell E. Nye, 81, Atchison, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Effingham. Mr. Nye died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at his home.
s Hawkins healthy
November 15, 2002
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams spent 19 minutes on a treadmill-endurance test as part of a recent physical examination.
success
November 15, 2002
ItâÂÂs official: âÂÂMy Big Fat Greek Weddingâ has surpassed âÂÂThe Blair Witch Projectâ as the highest grossing independent film of all time. It just knocked off Hollywood blockbuster âÂÂMen in Black IIâ as the top five money earner of 2002, and the picture has remained in the national top 10 for dozens of weeks.
Briefly
November 15, 2002
¢ Bill Gates launches immunization program ¢ Alleged deserter seeks wife’s return ¢ Argentina defaults on World Bank loans
Mangino will get bye next year
November 15, 2002
As we bid adieu to Kansas UniversityâÂÂs football team, we notice we are the first adieu-bidders in the Big 12 Conference.
Meteor showers spark local music gathering
November 15, 2002
There are plenty of reasons to hold a concert in Lawrence, but MondayâÂÂs Campitronicon is the rare event to have cosmic significance. The outdoor gathering centers around the Leonid meteor shower, which takes place each November. And this time, thereâÂÂs a musical bent to the proceedings.
Births
November 15, 2002
Joyce and Brian Stone, Baldwin, a girl, Monday.
Sooners stumble in opener, 68-62
Williams paces No. 8 Alabama past third-ranked Oklahoma as OU’s offense struggles
November 15, 2002
A veteran top-10 team had to lose Thursday night, and No. 8 Alabama had enough Mo Williams to make sure it wasn’t the one on the short end of the score.
Daily ticker
November 15, 2002
Energy sources
November 15, 2002
Briefly
November 15, 2002
¢ Suspect charged in series of attacks ¢ Two soldiers killed in combat exercise ¢ Fugitive terror suspect arrested in N. Carolina ¢ Grand jury indicts sniper suspects
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
November 15, 2002
On the record
November 15, 2002
Lowell E. Nye
November 15, 2002
Kenneth C. Herschell
November 15, 2002
Services for Kenneth C. Herschell, 86, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Herschell died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Teen gets probation
November 15, 2002
A 15-year-old boy who attacked a Kansas City Royals coach during a baseball game at Comiskey Park was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation.
Consolidation critic changes perspective
November 15, 2002
One of Lawrence’s most relentless critics of elementary school consolidation Thursday reversed course by endorsing closure of East Heights School. Vicki Scott, an East Heights parent and a special-education paraprofessional at the school, used the last of six public forums on the district’s facilities planning study to disclose her change of heart.
Harry Potter heads back to class
Chamber of Secrets’ opens on record number of screens
November 15, 2002
Harry Potter has his work cut out for him to match his box-office grades from freshman year.
Pit bull attack prompts flood of complaints
November 15, 2002
Police are still investigating the death of a 12-year-old family pet attacked by two pit bulls Monday in East Lawrence, city officials said Thursday. Meanwhile, the director of the Lawrence Human Society said she’d been receiving phone calls from people who thought the city should put more teeth into its laws regarding dangerous dogs ?” especially pit bulls ?” that get loose and injure other pets or people.
KU group ‘knocks down’ hate
November 15, 2002
Kansas University students lifted sledgehammers Thursday and took a whack at breaking down barriers on campus. The students gathered in the rain to tear down a symbolic wall of hatred. The symbol was created by university masons from cinder blocks earlier this week.
LMH delivers four sets of twins in nine days
November 15, 2002
The Bobbsey clan has nothing on Lawrence Memorial Hospital. While that fictional family from childrenâÂÂs literature had an improbable two sets of twins, LMH has seen the birth of — count âÂÂem — four pairs.
Parking shortage gripes dominate meeting
November 15, 2002
The lack of parking spots on game days was a major topic of debate Wednesday at Kansas University Parking Commission’s annual public hearing.
Carr brothers get death sentence
November 15, 2002
Jurors decided Thursday evening two brothers convicted in the execution-style slayings of four friends on a snow-covered soccer field should be put to death. It took jurors about seven hours to decide the fate of Reginald Carr, who turned 25 Thursday, and his brother Jonathan, 22, who were convicted last week of capital murder for the Dec. 15, 2000, deaths of four people, and of attempted murder for the shooting of a fifth person that day.
Sebelius solicits suggestions
Web site, hot line, e-mail set up to receive public’s input on improving government
November 15, 2002
Want to improve state government? Call 1-877-KSWORKS, click on www.ksgovernor.com or send an e-mail to ksworks@ksgovernor.com. Operators and Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius are standing by.
Iraq: U.S. problems ‘have just begun’
November 15, 2002
A day after accepting a tough new U.N. resolution, Iraq on Thursday predicted more trouble with the United States as it prepares to receive the first weapons inspectors in nearly four years.
New tuition money still pegged for university enhancements
November 15, 2002
Kansas University officials say theyâÂÂll continue to use new tuition money for new services Ãi¿½” and not to make up for state budget cuts Ãi¿½” even as they face possible reductions in this yearâÂÂs state funding. Administrators on Thursday announced more specifics on how theyâÂÂre going to spend the $8.6 million in tuition increases.
sequel conjures darker, less compelling tale
November 15, 2002
These Hogwarts kids are growing up quick. The first thing a viewer notices is how Harry PotterâÂÂs voice has changed. In addition to the deeper tone, actor Daniel Radcliffe has a wiser and more confident demeanor Ãi¿½” no doubt stemming from the personal experience of going from complete anonymity to international fame during the past year.
Wizards clip Utah, 105-102
Iverson scores 37 in Sixers’ win over Spurs
November 15, 2002
In a game that already had three players 39 or older, Washington Wizards coach Doug Collins dusted off one more fossil for the rough-and-tumble stretch run.
Powell eases Canadian border worries
November 15, 2002
Saying “America treasures its relationship with Canada,” Secretary of State Colin Powell promised Thursday that the United States would strive to keep Canadians from being hassled or singled out when they cross the border.
Sebelius, Miller settle legal squabble
November 15, 2002
Two days after Kathleen Sebelius won election as Kansas governor, she and a Lawrence attorney quietly settled a seven-year legal battle that cost the state $200,000. The attorney, Chris Miller, said Sebelius’ decision to abandon the fight showed she had no legitimate case against him.
Local briefs
November 15, 2002
¢ Broadcaster draws crowd at ‘Kansas!’ book signing ¢ Firefighter sculpture dedication Saturday ¢ Search on for police chief ¢ Johnson County resident contracts West Nile virus
Cardinals anticipate improved Panthers
November 15, 2002
When the Eudora and Paola high school football teams last faced off on Sept. 27, the Cardinals showed complete domination, routing the Panthers 44-0 behind two-touchdown performances by Andrew Pyle and Tyler Jackson. Rest assured, Eudora coach Gregg Webb doesn’t expect a pushover the second time around.
Harry Potter’ sequel conjures darker, less compelling tale
November 15, 2002
These Hogwarts kids are growing up quick. The first thing a viewer notices is how Harry Potter’s voice has changed. In addition to the deeper tone, actor Daniel Radcliffe has a wiser and more confident demeanor ?” no doubt stemming from the personal experience of going from complete anonymity to international fame during the past year.
Briefcase
November 15, 2002
¢ Psychic hot line forgives $500 million in debts ¢ Retail sales steady ¢ Former Adelphia leader pleads guilty to fraud
NCS Pearson to add 150 Lawrence jobs
November 15, 2002
A pair of new government contracts has NCS Pearson moving forward with plans to add 150 new jobs and 45,000 square feet of space to its Lawrence facility at East Hills Business Park. NCS Pearson spokesman David Hakensen confirmed Thursday evening the company would soon apply for permits to begin the expansion at its site at 3833 Greenway Drive.
Cole would like to play in NFL
November 15, 2002
Greg Cole grew up in Miami, his childhood home located three or four blocks from where Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas was reared. Cole — Kansas UniversityâÂÂs team tackles leader entering SaturdayâÂÂs season-ending football game against Oklahoma State Ãi¿½” says he idolized Thomas, who put his “heart and soul into every play.”
6Sports video: Jayhawks rev up for the Preseason NIT
November 15, 2002
Former Jayawk Paul Pierce expresses his suport for the team. Also, three players have signed letters of intent for next year. Finally, John Crider returns to the Fieldhouse.
Kenneth C. Herschell
November 15, 2002
Horoscopes
November 15, 2002
Doctors say KU’s Hawkins healthy
November 15, 2002
Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams spent 19 minutes on a treadmill-endurance test as part of a recent physical examination.
Jayhawks’ Cole would like to play in NFL
November 15, 2002
Greg Cole grew up in Miami, his childhood home located three or four blocks from where Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas was reared. Cole — Kansas University’s team tackles leader entering Saturday’s season-ending football game against Oklahoma State �” says he idolized Thomas, who put his “heart and soul into every play.”
Letourneau named to academic all-district team
November 15, 2002
Kansas University senior safety Jake Letourneau, a two-time academic All-Big 12 selection, has been named to the Verizon Academic All-American All-District VII team.
Williams thrilled with class
November 15, 2002
Roy Williams has been known to drop the telephone, pump his fist and scream, “Yes!” when men’s basketball recruits as talented as David Padgett orally commit to Kansas University. “I go nuts over an eagle putt : but I think I do get a little emotional,” Williams, KU’s 15th-year coach, said of his reaction to commitments of players in his nucleus class of Padgett, Omar Wilkes and Jeremy Case, who on Wednesday signed national letters-of-intent with KU, plus J.R. Giddens, who will sign next Tuesday in a ceremony at his high school.
Kansas signs two players
November 15, 2002
Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge has signed two players to national letters of intent.
Coach says teamwork key to building success
November 15, 2002
In Lawrence, a business owner’s dream may be to be as successful as Roy Williams. On Thursday, about 200 business owners and other community members attended a chamber of commerce event to get tips on business success from the Kansas University men’s basketball coach.
6Sports video: Jayhawks rev up for the Preseason NIT
November 15, 2002
Former Jayawk Paul Pierce expresses his suport for the team. Also, three players have signed letters of intent for next year. Finally, John Crider returns to the Fieldhouse.