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On the street
November 21, 2002
Asked at SuperTarget What do you think should happen to the owners and their pit bulls that killed a Labrador retriever?
Sound off
November 21, 2002
During halftime at SaturdayâÂÂs Kansas-Oklahoma State game, a number of players, from both KU and Oklahoma State, actually practiced on the field while the band was giving its concert. Is this allowed? Richard Konzem, associate athletic director at KU, said the field must be cleared for players to practice with four minutes remaining in halftime. When special events such as SaturdayâÂÂs HOPE awards happen before the band performance, the band can go over the allotted time for halftime events.
Roll out the advertising
November 21, 2002
Advertising logos on police cars? Where will we draw the line? According to recent news reports, about 500 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have expressed interest in exploring the idea of getting free patrol vehicles in exchange for allowing commercial advertising messages to adorn the cars.
Real Thanksgiving
November 21, 2002
To the editor: The Nov. 14 letter titled âÂÂUnlearn âÂÂ’history,âÂÂâ attempts to âÂÂtalk about Thanksgiving truthfully.â The writer does a good job of showing the truth about the reality of Europeansâ effect on the native peoples already living in the âÂÂnew world.â However, the truth of Thanksgiving is not that we get the pilgrims and American Indians story wrong each year, but that Thanksgiving was never meant to be about pilgrims and Indians in the first place.
Golf boondoggle
November 21, 2002
To the editor: In Canton, S.D., there is a municipal golf course built on the site of the federal governmentâÂÂs notorious âÂÂHiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.â Local racists love to ignore the big red sign that says âÂÂAbsolutely NO PLAY from Cemetery,â where 121 native inmates are buried beside the fifth hole. Few were actually âÂÂinsane.â Many were victims of corrupt Indian agents who got rid of âÂÂtroublemakersâ by declaring them crazy and shipping them off to this hellish gulag. I read about that obscenely misplaced golf course recently in an article by Pemina Yellow Bird, one of the early SLT opponents.
s sexual predator law to incarcerate pedophile
November 21, 2002
A judge Wednesday made sure Robert E. Bornemeier wonâÂÂt be a neighbor to anyone in Lawrence anytime soon. âÂÂI was a citizen of Lincoln, Nebraska,â Bornemeier shouted as officers led him from Douglas County District Court, âÂÂbut if I ever get out, I will be your neighbor.âÂÂ
Local briefs
November 21, 2002
⢠Correspondent to give Hall lecture series talk ⢠Suspect in slaying set for additional testing ⢠Supreme Court justice sitting on county jury
LMH approves Tonganoxie clinic
November 21, 2002
Tonganoxie residents can expect a new family-practice medical clinic Ãi¿½” owned and staffed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital Ãi¿½” by late summer 2003.
KU law dean helped craft predator law
November 21, 2002
The dean of Kansas UniversityâÂÂs School of Law has played a part in the stateâÂÂs sexual predator law.
Political legacies
November 21, 2002
To the editor: I see Phillip Terizan sneers at the Kennedy legacy because Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and a few others suffered election losses. As I recall, the only one of ReaganâÂÂs family who ever ran for office was his daughter, Maureen, and her only race was a 1982 Senate primary bid, which she lost. If the Kennedy political tradition is now over, does that mean the GipperâÂÂs legacy never got started?
Firefighters sift through ashes to find pair of wedding rings
November 21, 2002
Four days before her wedding, Jessica Hinchcliff lost nearly everything she owned Wednesday when a rekindled fire destroyed her Edgewood Homes apartment.
Huskers hammer KU volleyball
November 21, 2002
Playing without team kills leader Josiane Lima, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs volleyball team was no match for fifth-ranked Nebraska.
Eudora open to review dogs, fireworks
November 21, 2002
Eudora officials say they are ready to tighten restrictions on pit bulls while they consider loosening fireworks regulations in town.
Transfer determined to prove doubters wrong
November 21, 2002
Jeff Graves had nowhere to run — he was too tired to run, anyway — and nowhere to hide after getting lapped by every one of his Kansas University basketball teammates in the Jayhawksâ annual 12-minute conditioning run Aug. 22 at Memorial Stadium. âÂÂI felt a little embarrassed at first, knowing I had two years left and I had to do what I had to do, but came in out of shape,â said Graves, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound transfer from Iowa Western Community College who reported to his first KU camp dreadfully out of shape at 293 pounds.
Decision to table development at 6th and SLT a missed opportunity, planning commissioner says
November 21, 2002
It was âÂÂbad businessâ for the Lawrence City Commission to table a proposed development at Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway, Planning Commissioner Ron Durflinger said Wednesday. âÂÂThis validates the complaint that dealing with municipal government is shooting at a constantly moving target,â Durflinger said. âÂÂWe will never attract quality development if we donâÂÂt show integrity in our dealings.âÂÂ
Inquisitive third-graders grill Lawrence mayor, policeman
November 21, 2002
East Heights School students asked questions Wednesday of Mayor Sue Hack and police officer Matt Sarna that ran from lighthearted to heartbreaking. Your dream vacation? What should be done to people who try to sell drugs to children? Favorite sport? How can students make Lawrence a better city? Your age? What should kids do if threatened with a weapon?
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Oak trees studied for pollution link ¢ Old ships considered to house homeless ¢ Report: Abortion foe admits he killed doctor ¢ Rabbi convicted in wife’s murder
People
November 21, 2002
¢ Queen Latifah arrested for DUI ¢ Maher returning to television ¢ Maria Shriver reports stalker ¢ Brits impressed with Spike Lee
Local briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Correspondent to give Hall lecture series talk ¢ Suspect in slaying set for additional testing ¢ Supreme Court justice sitting on county jury
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Suicide bomber strikes bus ¢ Office tower unveiled for trade center site ¢ Nuclear lab property missing
Area briefs
November 21, 2002
⢠Accident sends two from KU to hospitals ⢠Raffle to raise money for foster children ⢠Retired engineer seeks PraegerâÂÂs Senate seat ⢠Depression screenings offered this weekend
KU signs three golfers
November 21, 2002
Kansas University menâÂÂs golf team has lured Topeka HaydenâÂÂs John Newcomer and Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke HillâÂÂs Joey Mundy, while the womenâÂÂs squad has secured Shelby White of Dodge City.
Voice of Spartans excited for homecoming
November 21, 2002
Jeff McCarragher canâÂÂt really describe what itâÂÂs like when Kansas UniversityâÂÂs menâÂÂs basketball team plays in Allen Fieldhouse. ThatâÂÂs unusual for a man who makes his living painting word pictures.
Local briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Hooper promoted ¢ All-State soccer unveiled
Local briefs
November 21, 2002
⢠Hooper promoted ⢠All-State soccer unveiled
Gore seeks to revise record of 2000 vote
November 21, 2002
Al Gore is back, breathing fire and revising history. His fire — that BushâÂÂs economic policy is “catastrophic” and his foreign policy goal is world domination — is harmless. His revisionism is not. Barbara Walters recently asked him if there were times during the 36-days of Florida turmoil when he thought he was going to be president.
Mountaineers win
No. 13 Hokies humbled, 21-18
November 21, 2002
November in Blacksburg always seems to have Big East championship implications, and it did again Wednesday night. This time, though, it was West Virginia that stayed alive.
Baseball briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Trainer says Wells was taunted ¢ Indians add five ¢ Greer has surgery ¢ Devil Rays release Rupe
Baseball goes international
Expos to play in Puerto Rico? M’s, A’s head to Japan
November 21, 2002
Baseball pushed ahead with two major international initiatives Wednesday, shifting 22 of Montreal’s home games next year to Puerto Rico and moving a season-opening series between Seattle and Oakland to Japan.
Grizzlies still winless
Gooden scores 21, but Memphis loses 12th straight
November 21, 2002
The Philadelphia 76ers are tired after playing six games in eight days. Thanks to Allen Iverson, they had more than enough energy to beat the Memphis Grizzlies.
Luse services
November 21, 2002
American, Canadian pets can avoid British quarantine
November 21, 2002
After years of study and delay, the British government moved Wednesday to allow Americans and Canadians to bring their cats and dogs into Britain without first having to quarantine the animals for six months.
New government surveillance powers scrutinized
November 21, 2002
Getting spied on by the government got easier with a court ruling that was focused on the war on terrorism but also raised concerns that new surveillance powers will be used on innocent citizens.
Firefighters sift through ashes to find pair of wedding rings
November 21, 2002
Four days before her wedding, Jessica Hinchcliff lost nearly everything she owned Wednesday when a rekindled fire destroyed her Edgewood Homes apartment.
KU law dean helped craft predator law
November 21, 2002
The dean of Kansas University’s School of Law has played a part in the state’s sexual predator law.
Chamber sets goals for fund drive
November 21, 2002
Since launching its economic development fund-raising drive in September, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has come up with a goal — 5,300 new jobs in the next four years. Chamber officials announced in late August that they would begin seeking donations from area businesses and community leaders to raise $1.2 million to $1.5 million in the next four years for the chamber’s economic development program.
Arts community braces for state cuts
November 21, 2002
When government officials start cutting budgets, the arts often are considered a luxury, easily expendable to free up dollars for more “essential” sectors. But members of the Kansas Arts Commission say that hasn’t been the case during the current state budget crisis.
Tiger is great, but not golf’s caretaker
Times shouldn’t expect Woods to be lone voice for women’s admittance into Augusta National
November 21, 2002
You listen to some folks, you’d think it’s Tiger Woods’s fault Augusta National has no female members. I read these diatribes criticizing Tiger Woods for not coming out in favor of women being admitted to Augusta, even though I can think of a half-dozen interviews in which he has said he favors women being members of Augusta. But for some folks, that’s not good enough; Tiger Woods is apparently supposed to be the caretaker of women’s golf in America.
One by one, agencies will consolidate into Homeland Security
November 21, 2002
The biggest government reorganization in half a century is starting with the mundane — like finding office space and deciding who gets new digs — in an effort the White House says will take a year to complete.
Iraq inspections round set, including presidential sites
November 21, 2002
“Business-like” talks with Iraqi officials have set the stage for a decisive new round of weapons inspections starting next week, including possible unannounced drop-ins on President Saddam Hussein’s palaces, the chief U.N. inspectors said Wednesday.
Horoscopes
November 21, 2002
Sniping case kills due process
November 21, 2002
Danger that the Washington area snipers will ever again disturb the peace has been reduced so close to zero as to be a statistical certainty.
Egos color global politics
November 21, 2002
Ego is a potent force in international politics at any time. But this is a moment when the personal chemistry and sense of trust that can underpin or undermine the meshing of national interests and priorities are particularly important for President Bush and his colleagues in the world leadership club. Just how angry Bush is with Germany’s Gerhard Schroeder, or how long Britain’s Tony Blair and France’s Jacques Chirac will keep up their new and bitter public feud, will probably not change national destinies. The ego factor will be submerged in issues of war and peace, NATO’s expansion and the faltering of Germany’s economy during Bush’s trip to Central Europe and Russia this week.
Political legacies
November 21, 2002
Gore seeks to revise record of 2000 vote
November 21, 2002
Al Gore is back, breathing fire and revising history. His fire — that Bush’s economic policy is “catastrophic” and his foreign policy goal is world domination — is harmless. His revisionism is not. Barbara Walters recently asked him if there were times during the 36-days of Florida turmoil when he thought he was going to be president.
Ohio State should survive
Washington State pick to win Apple Cup from Washington
November 21, 2002
Two of college football’s top rivalries will have more at stake than just trophies and braggin’ rights: There’s a national championship hanging in the balance when No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 12 Michigan, and Washington visits No. 3 Washington State.
Births
November 21, 2002
Orrin and Lisa Gray, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday. Tamara Weeks and Luis Mendoza Jr., Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
Attacking pit bulls to be destroyed
November 21, 2002
Two pit bulls that got loose Nov. 11 and killed Lancelot, a 12-year-old Labrador in East Lawrence, will be destroyed, a Lawrence city official said Wednesday. âÂÂThe owners have signed a consent form to have both dogs euthanized,â said Jerry Little, chief city prosecutor.
Education may be target of new cuts
November 21, 2002
Layoffs, school consolidations and program cuts could be on the table for Lawrence schools if Gov. Bill Graves cuts education spending next week. âÂÂWhat was previously unthinkable is now thinkable,â said Scott Morgan, school board president.
KU NIT tickets available
November 21, 2002
A limited number of general-admission and reserved tickets are available for Friday nightâÂÂs Kansas University-UNC Greensboro Preseason NIT basketball game.
Henry Ford Harrell
November 21, 2002
Services for Henry Ford Harrell, 76, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Mr. Harrell died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Little services
November 21, 2002
No services are planned for Clyde Allison Little II, 42, Lawrence. He died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. He was cremated.
Fanning services
November 21, 2002
Graveside services for Bernard W. Fanning, 61, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Fanning died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
William O. Brownlee
November 21, 2002
Memorial services for William O. Brownlee, 73, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Sedalia Community Church, Manhattan. Mr. Brownlee died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at his home.
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Bin Laden threats prompt new alert ¢ Senate bill would lure Iraqi scientists to U.S. ¢ U.S. bombs 3 Iraqi air defense sites
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Newspaper office burned to protest article ¢ EU tries again to ban tobacco ad ¢ Criminal charges filed in tainted-blood scandal
Winston Cup’s final tally
Ranking the top 40 teams, drivers of the just-completed 2002 season
November 21, 2002
That’s Racin’ ranks the top-40 Winston Cup teams for the 2002 season, based on overall team performance.
NFL briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Redskins tap Wuerffel ¢ Panthers release Terry ¢ Seattle’s Jackson likely ¢ Griese back in 2 weeks?
Attacking pit bulls to be destroyed
November 21, 2002
Two pit bulls that got loose Nov. 11 and killed Lancelot, a 12-year-old Labrador in East Lawrence, will be destroyed, a Lawrence city official said Wednesday. “The owners have signed a consent form to have both dogs euthanized,” said Jerry Little, chief city prosecutor.
Bush issues challenge to NATO members
November 21, 2002
Reminding European leaders how the United States defended their nations in wars past, President Bush insisted Wednesday that Europe now has an obligation in the war on terrorism to join the United States in defending against the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. And as the Dec. 8 deadline looms for Hussein to declare what weapons of mass destruction he possesses, Bush warned the Iraqi leader that he would be “entering his final stage with a lie” if he continues to claim he has no such weapons.
Ice cream cartons taking dip in size
November 21, 2002
The half-gallon ice cream container — the sweet standard of grocery store freezers for decades — is starting to shrink. While manufacturers through the years reduced the package size of everything from candy bars to dish detergent, the traditional ice cream “brick” remained what it was �” the half gallon.
State fair official abruptly resigns
Manager says all materials that ‘were allegedly missing were returned’
November 21, 2002
Bill Ogg, manager of the Kansas State Fair since 1997, resigned on Tuesday after the fair board had a series of closed-door meetings, with no reason given for his abrupt departure.
FDA advisers recommend sales of wheelchair that climbs stairs
November 21, 2002
Stairs soon may no longer be insurmountable obstacles for some of the nation’s 2 million wheelchair users.
Arts community braces for state cuts
November 21, 2002
When government officials start cutting budgets, the arts often are considered a luxury, easily expendable to free up dollars for more âÂÂessentialâ sectors. But members of the Kansas Arts Commission say that hasnâÂÂt been the case during the current state budget crisis.
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Teen sniper suspect’s mom may be deported ¢ Last sniper survivor released from hospital ¢ Jail escapee found; kidnap victim missing ¢ Fraternities suspended for blackface stunt
Public autopsy in London
November 21, 2002
In a gruesome spectacle reminiscent of the pre-Victorian past, a German doctor defied threats of prosecution Wednesday night and conducted a public autopsy in an art gallery, charging spectators $19 a head.
Fanning services
November 21, 2002
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Newspaper office burned to protest article ¢ EU tries again to ban tobacco ad ¢ Criminal charges filed in tainted-blood scandal
United effort
November 21, 2002
Palestinians express optimism for Israel’s new Labor leader
November 21, 2002
Senior Palestinian officials on Wednesday welcomed a call by Israel’s new opposition leader to restart peace talks but held back outright endorsement — apparently fearing it would hurt the ex-general’s chances in January elections.
Our town sports
November 21, 2002
Williams Qualifies: Chris Williams, a Duke University junior from Lawrence, qualified for the NCAA cross country championships after placing sixth at regionals last Saturday. Williams covered the 10K course in 30:15.6, a personal best that earned him all-district honors.
Barkley will honor bet to kiss Smith’s rear
November 21, 2002
Pucker up, Charles.
107th Congress winds down
November 21, 2002
The 107th Congress began fading into the history books Wednesday, its legacy including a colossal agency to gird the nation against terrorism, new curbs on corporate behavior and campaign spending, and deep tax cuts. Even as they addressed some high-profile issues, lawmakers left others languishing. National energy policy, patients’ rights, prescription drugs, tighter bankruptcy laws, drought aid for farmers and extra counterterrorism funds all fell victim to partisan stalemate.
Palestinians express optimism for Israel’s new Labor leader
November 21, 2002
Senior Palestinian officials on Wednesday welcomed a call by Israel’s new opposition leader to restart peace talks but held back outright endorsement �” apparently fearing it would hurt the ex-general’s chances in January elections.
Agency wants sound barrier for length of roadway through Baker Wetlands
November 21, 2002
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inching closer to signing off on a 32nd Street alignment for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. In a letter mailed Wednesday to Mary R. Allman, Kansasâ state historic preservation officer, the corps said concerns about landmark buildings on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus or the historic character of the nearby Baker Wetlands would not stand in the way of the highway being built.
Daily ticker
November 21, 2002
Clinic appeals judgment in firing of doctor
November 21, 2002
A Lawrence clinic should have been allowed to tell civil court jurors that Dr. Stephen Vierthaler was a bad doctor who deserved his 1996 firing, an attorney argued Wednesday before the Kansas Court of Appeals. “Evidence of the facts of what the truth is ought to be admitted,” said J. Nick Badgero, attorney for Lincoln Center Obstetrics and Gynecology, now known as Lawrence Ob-Gyn Specialists.
United effort
November 21, 2002
To the editor: Lawrence and Douglas County are taking positive steps toward improved environmental management: pending adoption of floodplain regulations by the city; consideration by the county commissioners of adopting floodplain regulations in sensitive or flood-prone areas in the county; discussions by the planning commission to manage growth in the unincorporated areas of the county; and possible establishment of a more formalized ECO2 committee.
NCAA erred on eligibility
November 21, 2002
The NCAA told Mississippi State on Wednesday that it erroneously declared center Mario Austin eligible to play as a freshman when he entered school two years ago.
Apartment fire rekindles, destroys homes
November 21, 2002
Tuesday night Serenity Walters was forced to flee her Edgewood Homes apartment because of a fire. Wednesday morning she watched, stunned and angered, after the fire rekindled and destroyed her apartment in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
Henry Ford Harrell
November 21, 2002
Lawrence briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Smokeout observance seeks to snuff habit ¢ Geological council plans semiannual meeting ¢ World of KU celebration to be observed today ¢ Leavenworth officer to speak at KU
Apartment fire rekindles, destroys homes
November 21, 2002
Tuesday night Serenity Walters was forced to flee her Edgewood Homes apartment because of a fire. Wednesday morning she watched, stunned and angered, after the fire rekindled and destroyed her apartment in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
Chamber sets goals for fund drive
November 21, 2002
Since launching its economic development fund-raising drive in September, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has come up with a goal — 5,300 new jobs in the next four years. Chamber officials announced in late August that they would begin seeking donations from area businesses and community leaders to raise $1.2 million to $1.5 million in the next four years for the chamberâÂÂs economic development program.
Independent league T-Bones well done
November 21, 2002
Coming to a Kansas City stadium located closer to you than Kauffman Stadium are the T-Bones, a professional baseball franchise that will never be confused with the Royals. Unless you consider the Royals a minor-league team. Yuk. Yuk.
Briefly
November 21, 2002
¢ Alien fish scare officially over ¢ Truck spills explosives near university ¢ TVA plans to treat smokestack emissions ¢ Cars crash airport gate, race around field
Kansas grad returning with UNCG
November 21, 2002
Jeff McCarragher can’t really describe what it’s like when Kansas University’s men’s basketball team plays in Allen Fieldhouse. That’s unusual for a man who makes his living painting word pictures.
KU NIT tickets available
November 21, 2002
A limited number of general-admission and reserved tickets are available for Friday night’s Kansas University-UNC Greensboro Preseason NIT basketball game.
KU signs freestyler
November 21, 2002
Kristi Hansen, a freestyler from Shawnee Mission Northwest, has signed a swimming letter of intent with Kansas University. Hansen also swims for the Lawrence Aquahawks.
KU signs three golfers
November 21, 2002
Kansas University men’s golf team has lured Topeka Hayden’s John Newcomer and Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill’s Joey Mundy, while the women’s squad has secured Shelby White of Dodge City.
Huskers hammer KU volleyball
November 21, 2002
Playing without team kills leader Josiane Lima, Kansas University’s volleyball team was no match for fifth-ranked Nebraska.
Independent league T-Bones well done
November 21, 2002
Coming to a Kansas City stadium located closer to you than Kauffman Stadium are the T-Bones, a professional baseball franchise that will never be confused with the Royals. Unless you consider the Royals a minor-league team. Yuk. Yuk.
William O. Brownlee
November 21, 2002
Real Thanksgiving
November 21, 2002
Luse services
November 21, 2002
Services for Stella L. Luse, 82, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Leavenworth. Mrs. Luse died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Little services
November 21, 2002
Lawrence briefs
November 21, 2002
⢠Smokeout observance seeks to snuff habit ⢠Geological council plans semiannual meeting ⢠World of KU celebration to be observed today ⢠Leavenworth officer to speak at KU
KU signs freestyler
November 21, 2002
Kristi Hansen, a freestyler from Shawnee Mission Northwest, has signed a swimming letter of intent with Kansas University. Hansen also swims for the Lawrence Aquahawks.
Jessica Rae Meyer
November 21, 2002
Memorial Mass for Jessica Rae Meyer, 11, Topeka, will be at 7 p.m. today at Most Pure Heart Catholic Church, Topeka. Jessica died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at ChildrenâÂÂs Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was cremated.
Golf boondoggle
November 21, 2002
Nemechek’s finish raises hopes for next year
November 21, 2002
It’s been a long, strange year for Joe Nemechek, so it was not surprising to hear him talk about next season with as much enthusiasm as Tony Stewart had for the one he just completed.
Hampton happy to be a Brave
November 21, 2002
A change of scenery may be all that Mike Hampton needs.
Puerto Ricans thrilled by Expos plan
November 21, 2002
A plan for the Montreal Expos to play some of their home games in Puerto Rico next year is exciting island fans who for years have rooted for faraway teams.
Shaq will be back Friday against Bulls
November 21, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal plans to make his season debut for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at home against the Chicago Bulls.
Stanford sinks Xavier
November 21, 2002
Julius Barnes scored 14 points, including two free throws with 27 seconds left, and Stanford ran out the clock to topple No. 11 Xavier, 63-62, in the quarterfinals of the Preseason NIT on Wednesday night.
K-State advances
Wildcats win Preseason NIT semifinal
November 21, 2002
Kansas State coach Deb Patterson got her 100th career victory Wednesday night. But it was smaller, yet more disappointing, numbers that caught her attention.
What’s NCAA thinking?
Organization suspending players for wrong reasons
November 21, 2002
You have to wonder what’s in the food at the NCAA cafeteria to make the people so mean.
Chiefs bulk up on defense
Kansas City adds end Truluck to 53-man roster
November 21, 2002
R-Kal Truluck, who was almost killed while defending a teenage girl from a knife-wielding attacker, is finally getting a chance to play in the NFL.
Graves braves critics
Transfer determined to prove doubters wrong
November 21, 2002
Jeff Graves had nowhere to run — he was too tired to run, anyway — and nowhere to hide after getting lapped by every one of his Kansas University basketball teammates in the Jayhawks’ annual 12-minute conditioning run Aug. 22 at Memorial Stadium. “I felt a little embarrassed at first, knowing I had two years left and I had to do what I had to do, but came in out of shape,” said Graves, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound transfer from Iowa Western Community College who reported to his first KU camp dreadfully out of shape at 293 pounds.
Jessica Rae Meyer
November 21, 2002
Area briefs
November 21, 2002
¢ Accident sends two from KU to hospitals ¢ Raffle to raise money for foster children ¢ Retired engineer seeks Praeger’s Senate seat ¢ Depression screenings offered this weekend
On the record
November 21, 2002
Convict seeks new trial in son’s molestation
November 21, 2002
A Lawrence man convicted of molesting his son wants a new trial, his attorney told the Kansas Court of Appeals Wednesday. A jury convicted the 55-year-old man in March 2001 on one count of aggravated criminal sodomy for molesting his then-11-year-old son in 1996. The trial jury couldn’t reach a verdict on a similar charge he molested his then-13-year-old son during the same period. The man is serving a 113-month prison sentence for the conviction.
Public autopsy in London provokes curiosity, outrage
November 21, 2002
In a gruesome spectacle reminiscent of the pre-Victorian past, a German doctor defied threats of prosecution Wednesday night and conducted a public autopsy in an art gallery, charging spectators $19 a head.
Calls for crackdown on aging tankers renewed
November 21, 2002
They’re derided as “environmental timebombs” and “floating garbage dumps.” Yet more than half the world’s 10,000 oil tankers are the old-style, single-hulled variety despite outcries after every disastrous spill, from the 1989 Exxon Valdez in pristine Alaska to this week’s sinking of the Prestige off the verdant coast of Spain.
Spain tries to ease oil-spill fears
November 21, 2002
Winds reaching 60 mph and high waves hindered shoreline cleanup and seafood farmers scrambled to salvage the cockle, mussel and clam harvest Wednesday, a day after the tanker Prestige and its cargo of fuel oil sank off Spain.
Domestic espionage law permits break-ins, searches, bugging
November 21, 2002
They have broken into homes, offices, hotel rooms and automobiles. Copied private computer files. Installed hidden cameras. Listened with microphones in one couple’s bedroom for more than a year. Rummaged through luggage. Eavesdropped on telephone conversations.
New drug shows early promise in many types of cancer
November 21, 2002
A new drug designed to stop cancer by cutting off its blood supply has surprised experts by showing a tumor shrinkage rate unprecedented for a drug so early in its development.
Vaccine holds hope for success against cervical cancer
November 21, 2002
Early testing shows an experimental vaccine to be 100 percent effective against the virus that causes cervical cancer, raising doctors’ hopes of someday sending the lethal disease into retreat in the same way as smallpox and polio.
6News video: Pit bulls will be put to sleep
November 21, 2002
The dogs’ owners will be charged with misdemeanors.
6Sports video: KU looks to improve for UNC Greensboro
November 21, 2002
The Jayhawks had several soaring moments, but Coach WIlliams and his players see room for improvement.
6News video: Apartment fire sparks twice
November 21, 2002
The fire may have been sparked by heating devices.
6News video: State budget woes may affect arts
November 21, 2002
The Kansas Arts Commission has been planning for possible budget cuts.
6News video: 32nd Street route for SLT gets federal approval
November 21, 2002
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers believes the 32nd Street alignment would not harm the historic Baker Wetlands.
Briefcase
November 21, 2002
¢ Religious group lobbies American automakers ¢ Boeing, Cessna expect more layoffs in 2003 ¢ Government targets ads
6News video: Lawrence mayor hears students’ concerns
November 21, 2002
Mayor Sue Hack met with third graders at East Heights Elementary.
Housing construction plunges in October
November 21, 2002
Housing construction lost momentum in October, plunging by 11.4 percent, the biggest drop since 1994.
Bankruptcy court grants Farmland another extension
November 21, 2002
Farmland Industries has been given another four months to come up with a bankruptcy reorganization plan. The extension was the second U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jerry W. Venters has given Farmland, the nation’s largest agriculture cooperative, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 31. With no objections from creditors, Venters agreed Tuesday to give Kansas City, Mo.-based Farmland until March 27 to file the plan regarding how the cooperative would organize itself to successfully emerge from bankruptcy.
Budget planned for 2003
November 21, 2002
New services added recently or planned for next year at Lawrence Memorial Hospital include: construction of an expanded oncology center for radiation therapy services; a sleep center; wound care; and ultrasound at LMH South and Eudora Family Care.
LMH approves Tonganoxie clinic
November 21, 2002
Tonganoxie residents can expect a new family-practice medical clinic �” owned and staffed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital �” by late summer 2003.
Eudora open to review dogs, fireworks
November 21, 2002
Eudora officials say they are ready to tighten restrictions on pit bulls while they consider loosening fireworks regulations in town.
Inquisitive third-graders grill Lawrence mayor, policeman
November 21, 2002
East Heights School students asked questions Wednesday of Mayor Sue Hack and police officer Matt Sarna that ran from lighthearted to heartbreaking. Your dream vacation? What should be done to people who try to sell drugs to children? Favorite sport? How can students make Lawrence a better city? Your age? What should kids do if threatened with a weapon?
Corps hints it prefers 32nd route for SLT
Agency wants sound barrier for length of roadway through Baker Wetlands
November 21, 2002
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inching closer to signing off on a 32nd Street alignment for completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. In a letter mailed Wednesday to Mary R. Allman, Kansas’ state historic preservation officer, the corps said concerns about landmark buildings on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus or the historic character of the nearby Baker Wetlands would not stand in the way of the highway being built.
Planner blasts city commissioners
Decision to table development at 6th and SLT a missed opportunity, planning commissioner says
November 21, 2002
It was “bad business” for the Lawrence City Commission to table a proposed development at Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway, Planning Commissioner Ron Durflinger said Wednesday. “This validates the complaint that dealing with municipal government is shooting at a constantly moving target,” Durflinger said. “We will never attract quality development if we don’t show integrity in our dealings.”
Federal takeover of screening at KCI running smoothly, officials say
November 21, 2002
The federal government took over screening Tuesday at Kansas City International Airport, the deadline for 44,000 new government employees to be in place at the country’s 429 commercial airports.
Officer charged in sexual assault
November 21, 2002
A police officer is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a man who worked on a cleaning crew at a state parole office.
3 photographers to stand trial for Princess Diana crash pictures
November 21, 2002
A French judge has ordered three photographers to stand trial for pictures they snapped of the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, judicial officials said Wednesday.
Affleck ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
November 21, 2002
Jennifer Lopez already thought so, and now People magazine agrees: Ben Affleck is this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” the magazine announced Wednesday.
Michael Jackson apologizes after dangling son from balcony
November 21, 2002
Media scolded Michael Jackson on Wednesday for endangering his young son by dangling him over a fourth-floor balcony railing at a Berlin hotel, with outraged British tabloids demanding an investigation of the star.
Grace knows: Where there’s Will, there’s a way out
November 21, 2002
“Will & Grace” (7:30 p.m., NBC) celebrates its 100th show with an hourlong episode. This being sweeps, it’s a Very Special hour, revolving around Grace and Leo’s impulsive decision to get married. Last week Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) used the “L” word, so why wait?
Vargas punished for steroid use
Boxer tested positive after De La Hoya fight in September
November 21, 2002
Fernando Vargas went before Nevada boxing authorities Wednesday prepared to take his punishment for using steroids. He just didn’t expect so much of it.
Roll out the advertising
November 21, 2002
Advertising logos on police cars? Where will we draw the line? According to recent news reports, about 500 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have expressed interest in exploring the idea of getting free patrol vehicles in exchange for allowing commercial advertising messages to adorn the cars.
6News video: Nebraska man named sexual predator for Lawrence crime
November 21, 2002
Robert E. Bornemeier has admitted to sexually abusing over one hundred girls.
Sebelius’ teams begin government review
November 21, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius’ top-to-bottom review of state government began this week with the public still on the outside, unable to look in. That’s despite statements from one of Sebelius’ review team leaders that his proceedings would be open to the public.
Graves appoints new state justice
Marla Luckert is second female judge appointed to Kansas’ highest court
November 21, 2002
Shawnee County District Judge Marla Luckert was appointed Wednesday to the Kansas Supreme Court, the second woman to serve on the state’s highest court. Luckert, 47, replaces Justice Fred Six, who is retiring at the end of his term on Jan. 13. She joins Chief Justice Kay McFarland, who was appointed to the court in 1977.
Americans fail world geography quiz
November 21, 2002
One in 10 young Americans could not locate his own country on a blank map of the world, a survey of geographic literacy shows. Only 13 percent could find Iraq. “Someone once said that war is God’s way of teaching geography, but apparently today neither war nor the threat of war can adequately teach geography,” John Fahey, president of the National Geographic Society, said Wednesday.
Sexual offender returned to prison
Judge invokes state’s sexual predator law to incarcerate pedophile
November 21, 2002
A judge Wednesday made sure Robert E. Bornemeier won’t be a neighbor to anyone in Lawrence anytime soon. “I was a citizen of Lincoln, Nebraska,” Bornemeier shouted as officers led him from Douglas County District Court, “but if I ever get out, I will be your neighbor.”