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Wayne F. Unfred
November 23, 2002
Next stop: New York - Kansas 105, UNC Greensboro 66
KU rolls past UNCG, earns trip to semis
November 23, 2002
Keith Langford’s brand-new 2002 Final Four ring fits perfectly. “It feels good. It looks good, too,” Langford, Kansas University’s 6-foot-4, sweet-shooting sophomore guard, said, showing the blue stone to reporters on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Letha Pearl Anderson
November 23, 2002
Services for Letha Pearl Anderson, 100, Liberty, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Ozawkie Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Liberty Terrace Care Center.
Douglas W. Cole
November 23, 2002
Jackson antics just a symptom
November 23, 2002
One of the fundamental aspects of our time is the fact that we are so often either disappointed or shocked by the behavior of people in high-profile positions. Michael Jackson has been such a person for a long time.
The right thing
November 23, 2002
Race begins for Democratic nomination
November 23, 2002
Last week, the Democrats chose Boston as the site for their 2004 national convention. Next week many of the potential candidates will be talking turkey with their families, using the long Thanksgiving weekend to examine the personal costs of a presidential campaign.
Healthy ventures
November 23, 2002
Two local nonprofit health care providers benefit the community in many ways. News this week from a couple of nonprofit health care providers in Lawrence points out how much those services benefit not only their patients but the community as a whole.
Federal prosecutors press case for 30-year sentence for druggist
November 23, 2002
Federal prosecutors, seeking the stiffest possible sentence for drug-diluting pharmacist Robert R. Courtney, filed court documents Friday claiming Courtney’s dilution of chemotherapy drugs hastened - and perhaps even caused - the death of a cancer patient.
Stupidity led to resignation, fair director says
November 23, 2002
Bill Ogg, who resigned abruptly this week as manager of the Kansas State Fair amid controversy about lumber he took from a building due for demolition, said he had thought the wood was headed for a landfill.
UMKC’s strategic plan wins OK from board
November 23, 2002
A controversial strategic plan for the University of Missouri-Kansas City includes several lofty goals and an ambitious fund-raising campaign.
Engagements
November 23, 2002
Around and about
November 23, 2002
Violet Elizabeth Bechtold
November 23, 2002
Vatican has ‘secret’ version
November 23, 2002
The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops were forced to revise their procedure for removing sexually abusive priests because it conflicted with a “secret” Vatican policy, according to a report published Friday.
People
November 23, 2002
¢ Garr joins battle against MS ¢ Jay-Z plays principal for a day ¢ AIDS day brings Bono to Midwest ¢ Letterman gets wish, sort of
Health Midwest signs $1.13 billion deal with HCA
November 23, 2002
Health Midwest announced Friday it has signed a formal contract to sell its 14 hospitals and other assets to HCA Inc. of Nashville, Tenn.
Local Briefs
November 23, 2002
¢ Monarch Watch seeks donations for program ¢ Courts: Park robber sentenced ¢ Crime: Police investigating incidents at high schools
Governor-elect is missing opportunity to show leadership
November 23, 2002
It is unfortunate Kansas Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius has not viewed the current state financial problems as an opportunity to show leadership and a desire to work in the best interests of the state.
Sunday liquor dispute begins
AG challenging ordinance allowing sales in Wyandotte
November 23, 2002
The legal fight over whether liquor stores can be open on Sundays in Wyandotte County has started with state and local officials going to court to push their positions.
With flurries in forecast, Old Man Winter looms
November 23, 2002
A cold spell is heading for Lawrence, and forecasters say it may bring snow with it. There’s a chance of flurries during the day Sunday, according to Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Wal-Mart backs off super-size store plan
Developers hope to ease neighbor, city concerns
November 23, 2002
Wal-Mart is scrapping plans for a jumbo-size supercenter on the city’s fast-growing northwest side, cutting its losses after neighborhood and planning commission opposition made it unlikely the project would receive city commission approval.
Big 12 Women Roundup: BYU stuns No. 12 Texas, 79-63
November 23, 2002
Erin Thorn scored 19 points, and Brigham Young used a decisive run in the second half to topple No. 12 Texas in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Wall Street fines could top $1 billion
November 23, 2002
Regulators began meeting with Wall Street investment firms Friday to discuss fines, reportedly totaling more than $1 billion, for misleading investors with poor research.
6News video: Wal-Mart gives up on 6th and Wakarusa
November 23, 2002
6News reports on the news that Wal-Mart has given up on its plan to build a store at the intersection of 6th St. and Wakarusa.
Ottawa holds off HINU
November 23, 2002
Neither a relentless three-point attack nor a late comeback could put the Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team over the top.
Wallace, Stoudamire cited for marijuana possession
November 23, 2002
Portland Trail Blazers teammates Damon Stoudamire and Rasheed Wallace were cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession early Friday after their car was stopped on the way home from a game in Seattle.
NBA Roundup: Shaq back for Lakers
O’Neal scores 17 as L.A. belts Bulls, 86-73
November 23, 2002
Shaq came back, and the Lakers immediately got better. Shaquille O’Neal had 17 points and seven rebounds in his season debut Friday night while playing 21 minutes of the Lakers’ 86-73 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
6Sports video: Jayhawks rout Spartans
November 23, 2002
6Sports reports on the Jayhawks’ win over North Carolina Greensboro in the second round of the preseason NIT.
6News video: Noise from SLT wouldn’t be an issue
November 23, 2002
6News reports on the plan to reduce noise and light from a 32nd Street SLT alignment.
Woods poised for move
Japan’s Yokoo leads Dunlop Phoenix
November 23, 2002
Finally, somebody found a weakness in Tiger Woods’ game. And it turned out to be Tiger.
6Sports video: Cardinals end season with 11-2 record
November 23, 2002
6Sports reports on Eudora High’s Friday night sub-state football game against the Fort Scott Tigers.
Good choice
November 23, 2002
Rabbi gets life sentence in wife’s hired murder
November 23, 2002
A rabbi convicted of hiring two hitmen to kill his wife was spared the death penalty Friday and sentenced to life in prison.
Military cowers at gay ‘threat’
November 23, 2002
One of the most shocking sights from the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks was not a building crumbling, a crowd fleeing or a woman caked in dust. Rather, it was a headline crawling across the bottom of the screen on an all-news channel.
Film of JFK assassination to be digitally restored
November 23, 2002
One of the three primary films of the assassination of President Kennedy is being restored, its owners said Friday, the 39th anniversary of his death.
Jackson won’t be prosecuted
German officials say dangling baby from hotel balcony was not a crime
November 23, 2002
They can’t lay a glove on him. That was the decision German authorities announced Thursday night after weighing charges against Michael Jackson, who touched off a furor this week when he dangled his wriggling baby boy from a hotel balcony window.
Sebelius defends closed sessions
Media fighting governor-elect’s decision to keep advisory teams’ meetings private
November 23, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius remained unmoving Friday in her decision to close meetings of her review teams’ discussions about what she can do to improve state government.
Marker a tribute to slain student
November 23, 2002
Eighteen months after Kansas University student Shannon Martin was slain in Costa Rica, her parents and sister gathered Friday at a cemetery near Ottawa to watch workers erect her tombstone.
EPA eases clean air requirements; environmentalists cite concerns
November 23, 2002
The Bush administration relaxed air pollution regulations and proposed other changes Friday to make it easier for older factories, refineries and power plants to modernize without having to install expensive new anti-pollution equipment.
Wittig resigns Westar post
President and CEO steps down amid federal investigation
November 23, 2002
David Wittig, under indictment on federal fraud and money-laundering charges, resigned Friday as president and chief executive officer of Westar Energy Inc.
Daily ticker
November 23, 2002
Shuttle launch called off
November 23, 2002
The same storm system that sank an oil tanker off the coast of Spain grounded space shuttle Endeavour on Friday.
Men’s Roundup: Tigers win opener
Missouri sloppy in 72-57 victory
November 23, 2002
It wasn’t the blowout Missouri was hoping for in its season opener. Then again, at least the Tigers know where they need to improve.
KU Basketball Notebook: Roy stifles chant
KU coach not thrilled with semi foe
November 23, 2002
Some fans in the student section started chanting, “We want Tar Heels, we want Tar Heels,” in the waning moments of Kansas University’s 105-66 rout of UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Pyle not a factor in Cardinals’ loss
Standout running back held to 14 yards on 11 carries in semifinal setback
November 23, 2002
Andrew Pyle was pained and powerless Friday. Pyle, Eudora High’s standout running back, ended his phenomenal prep football career without even the opportunity for one final play, not even on defense.
With flurries in forecast, Old Man Winter looms
November 23, 2002
A cold spell is heading for Lawrence, and forecasters say it may bring snow with it. ThereâÂÂs a chance of flurries during the day Sunday, according to Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Marker a tribute to slain student
November 23, 2002
Eighteen months after Kansas University student Shannon Martin was slain in Costa Rica, her parents and sister gathered Friday at a cemetery near Ottawa to watch workers erect her tombstone.
Wayne F. Unfred
November 23, 2002
Services for Wayne F. Unfred, 68, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Unfred died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Standout running back held to 14 yards on 11 carries in semifinal setback
November 23, 2002
Andrew Pyle was pained and powerless Friday. Pyle, Eudora HighâÂÂs standout running back, ended his phenomenal prep football career without even the opportunity for one final play, not even on defense.
Ottawa holds off HINU
November 23, 2002
Neither a relentless three-point attack nor a late comeback could put the Haskell Indian Nations University menâÂÂs basketball team over the top.
KU baseball adds 12 players
November 23, 2002
The transformation of Kansas UniversityâÂÂs baseball program into coach Ritch PriceâÂÂs own is now in full swing.
Douglas W. Cole
November 23, 2002
Graveside services for Douglas W. Cole, 46, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. Mr. Cole died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at the Topeka Veterans Affairs Hospital.
KU swimming team remains in fourth
November 23, 2002
Paced by Gwen HaleyâÂÂs second-place finish, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs swimming and diving team still was fourth Friday in the 10-team Nike Cup Invitational. Haley was second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:24.32.
KU coach not thrilled with semi foe
November 23, 2002
Some fans in the student section started chanting, âÂÂWe want Tar Heels, we want Tar Heels,â in the waning moments of Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 105-66 rout of UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Pastor picks Lawrence church over ministry in Lone Star State
November 23, 2002
The Rev. Emilee WhitehurstâÂÂs fate was decided over a cup of coffee with a stranger. The 30-year-old had a tough choice in front of her, with competing job offers from First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, and University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Tex.
Next stop: New York - Kansas 105, UNC Greensboro 66
November 23, 2002
Keith LangfordâÂÂs brand-new 2002 Final Four ring fits perfectly. âÂÂIt feels good. It looks good, too,â Langford, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 6-foot-4, sweet-shooting sophomore guard, said, showing the blue stone to reporters on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Simien gets double-double despite sore ankle
November 23, 2002
Wayne Simien scored a career-high 18 points Friday night in Kansas UniversityâÂÂs 105-66 victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse. Simien, KUâÂÂs sophomore forward from Leavenworth, also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds while playing 27 minutes despite tendinitis in his right ankle.
Briefly
November 23, 2002
¢ Kuwait: Official says Saudis arrested policeman who shot soldiers ¢ Jerusalem: U.N. worker killed in crossfire
Hughes services
November 23, 2002
Services for Robert W. Hughes, 75, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Military graveside services will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Dr. Hughes died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Lakeview Manor.
Fort Scott stifles Cardinals in 4A semifinals
November 23, 2002
For three quarters, Eudora HighâÂÂs football team matched undefeated and top-ranked Fort ScottâÂÂs physical play and dominating defense.
Governor-elect is missing opportunity to show leadership
November 23, 2002
It is unfortunate Kansas Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius has not viewed the current state financial problems as an opportunity to show leadership and a desire to work in the best interests of the state.
Death penalty trials deplete defense fund
November 23, 2002
A state fund that helps pay the cost of defending clients in capital murder cases is nearly out of money, mostly because of the record costs of defending murderers John E. Robinson Sr. and Reginald and Jonathan Carr.
Society Calendar
November 23, 2002
Anniversary
November 23, 2002
Team members unveiled
November 23, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius announced the names of 59 people Friday working on her five government review teams:
Letha Pearl Anderson
November 23, 2002
FBI may link Saudi government, hijackers
November 23, 2002
The FBI said Friday that it had investigated two Saudi Arabian men who provided assistance to at least two of the Sept. 11 hijackers, a disclosure that comes amid fierce debate in the intelligence community over whether the investigation of the men also points to disturbing new links between the attacks and the Saudi government.
Pageant moves to London after Nigeria riots kill 100
November 23, 2002
The Miss World pageant was canceled in Nigeria after about 100 people died in rioting triggered by the contest and a newspaper’s reference to the prophet Muhammad. Organizers today moved the event to London.
Bush seeks economic booster
President expected to unveil stimulus plan during State of the Union
November 23, 2002
A $620 reduction in a worker’s payroll taxes. Elimination of all taxes on investors’ stock dividends. Those are just two of the ideas being urged on President Bush as his economics team ponders what more can be done for a sick economy.
KU researchers hope patent rings in success
November 23, 2002
Researchers at Kansas University recently received a patent on technology that could save giant phone companies like Sprint billions in infrastructure costs.
Spirituality
November 23, 2002
¢ Philadelphia Catholics conclude laity synod ¢ Valparaiso University caught in dispute ¢ Pennsylvania church settles case on zoning
President and CEO steps down amid federal investigation
November 23, 2002
David Wittig, under indictment on federal fraud and money-laundering charges, resigned Friday as president and chief executive officer of Westar Energy Inc.
50 years of devotion
November 23, 2002
Al and Julie Hack would have a hard time forgetting the Maundy Thursday evening service held in 1951 at Plymouth Congregational Church. That was when a group of PlymouthâÂÂs new members were to be recognized and formally welcomed into the church at 925 Vt.
Briefly
November 23, 2002
¢ Spain: Submarine to check for leaks from oil tanker ¢ Toronto: Insult of president talk of the nation ¢ Paris: Moulin Rouge fined for racist labor practices ¢ Jerusalem: Mahler score found at Israeli academy ¢ London: Pubs fined because drinkers also dance
Violet Elizabeth Bechtold
November 23, 2002
Memorial services for Violet Elizabeth Bechtold, 97, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bechtold died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
Pastor picks Lawrence church over ministry in Lone Star State
November 23, 2002
The Rev. Emilee Whitehurst’s fate was decided over a cup of coffee with a stranger. The 30-year-old had a tough choice in front of her, with competing job offers from First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, and University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Tex.
Putin urges Bush to not go it alone in war against Iraq
November 23, 2002
Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Bush on Friday the United States should not wage war alone against Iraq, and he put Bush on the spot by questioning whether White House allies like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are doing enough to fight terrorism.
Developers hope to ease neighbor, city concerns
November 23, 2002
Wal-Mart is scrapping plans for a jumbo-size supercenter on the cityâÂÂs fast-growing northwest side, cutting its losses after neighborhood and planning commission opposition made it unlikely the project would receive city commission approval.
Briefly
November 23, 2002
¢ Michigan: Mother found guilty, insane in murders ¢ Alaska: Airplane diverted after death threat ¢ Colorado: Manure to stay until school official cleans up ¢ Washington, D.C.: Security scare causes airport evacuation
Weddings
November 23, 2002
Hughes services
November 23, 2002
On the record
November 23, 2002
Area briefs
November 23, 2002
¢ KU receives grant for groundwater project ¢ KPR comedy troupe plans holiday shows ¢ Baldwin High School to compete in High-Q ¢ Shooting spree leaves three people dead
Religion Briefs
November 23, 2002
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Central United Methodist ¢ First Presbyterian Church ¢ First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa ¢ First United Methodist ¢ Immanuel Lutheran Church ¢ Lawrence Baptist Temple ¢ Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship ¢ Plymouth Congregational ¢ St. John the Evangelist ¢ St. Luke AME Church ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Lutheran Church ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence ¢ West Side Presbyterian ¢ Worden United Methodist
Mandatory showers no longer the norm
November 23, 2002
We have a very athletic junior-high school boy who loves every kind of physical activity. He gets most of his exercise in PE class every morning, but I happen to know that he doesn’t shower afterward.
Plymouth Church to celebrate parishioners’ 50 years of devotion
November 23, 2002
Al and Julie Hack would have a hard time forgetting the Maundy Thursday evening service held in 1951 at Plymouth Congregational Church. That was when a group of Plymouth’s new members were to be recognized and formally welcomed into the church at 925 Vt.
Eudora’s dream season ends, 21-14
Fort Scott stifles Cardinals in 4A semifinals
November 23, 2002
For three quarters, Eudora High’s football team matched undefeated and top-ranked Fort Scott’s physical play and dominating defense.
KU researchers hope patent rings in success
November 23, 2002
Researchers at Kansas University recently received a patent on technology that could save giant phone companies like Sprint billions in infrastructure costs.
Baker soccer falls
November 23, 2002
Baker UniversityâÂÂs finest soccer season ended with a 1-0 loss to Simon Fraser in the first round of the NAIA championships on Friday. Baker (14-4-3) outshot S.F., 12-9, but was handed a red card less than a minute into the second half and had to play the rest of the way a man down.
Scouting news
November 23, 2002
Weekend sings with music offerings
November 23, 2002
Music will fill the air this weekend in the Lawrence area. Performances by the Moscow Boys Choir, Rossetti String Quartet and the Lawrence Youth Symphony are on tap. Here are some other activities to check out:
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November 23, 2002
For 20 minutes, an obscure guard from UNC Greensboro named Jay Joseph did an uncanny impression of Kobe Bryant.
Horoscopes
November 23, 2002
Killer’ free after another confesses
Convict whose only crime was adultery served six years
November 23, 2002
For a guy who claimed to be innocent, Jeffrey Scott Hornoff behaved an awful lot like a guilty man. In the days, weeks and years after Victoria Cushman was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher in 1989, Hornoff changed his story several times.
Congress fails to extend jobless benefits
Homeland Security Department bill sent to president for Monday signing
November 23, 2002
Congress adjourned for the year Friday without extending jobless benefits that will soon lapse for about 1 million people, but it did send President Bush the bill merging 22 agencies into a new Homeland Security Department.
UNCG awed by KU intensity
In my opinion, they’re the best team in America’
November 23, 2002
For 20 minutes, an obscure guard from UNC Greensboro named Jay Joseph did an uncanny impression of Kobe Bryant.
Baker soccer falls
November 23, 2002
Baker University’s finest soccer season ended with a 1-0 loss to Simon Fraser in the first round of the NAIA championships on Friday. Baker (14-4-3) outshot S.F., 12-9, but was handed a red card less than a minute into the second half and had to play the rest of the way a man down.
NFL’s drug policy does make sense
November 23, 2002
It just seems like it, but the truth is that Randy Moss really hasn’t missed a game this season. Despite facing a misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession stemming from a traffic arrest, after reportedly having failed a drug test for marijuana a season ago, Moss has played every Vikings game this year.
Business Briefcase
November 23, 2002
¢ Rueschhoff building Sixth Street location ¢ Manufacturing: Heinz sale clears hurdle ¢ Lawrence: Farewell celebration set for chamber president
Briefly
November 23, 2002
¢ New York: Plans for WTC site include tallest building ¢ Missouri: Show Me State picks Lewis and Clark quarter ¢ Illinois: Breast-feeding mother loses some rights
Club news
November 23, 2002
KU baseball adds 12 players
November 23, 2002
The transformation of Kansas University’s baseball program into coach Ritch Price’s own is now in full swing.
KU swimming team remains in fourth
November 23, 2002
Paced by Gwen Haley’s second-place finish, Kansas University’s swimming and diving team still was fourth Friday in the 10-team Nike Cup Invitational.
Simien gets double-double despite sore ankle
November 23, 2002
Wayne Simien scored a career-high 18 points Friday night in Kansas University’s 105-66 victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse.