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Topeka woman killed in K-10 car-deer accident
November 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:06 a.m.) A Topeka woman was killed when her car struck a deer Wednesday morning on Kansas Highway 10 west of DeSoto, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Kansas loses to the Tarheels: 67-56
November 27, 2002
Kansas and Florida looked to come to New York City and slug it out for the preseason NIT championship. They will still play, but the prize will be not leaving the Big Apple with two straight losses. Roy Williams has never lost a pre-season NIT game until tonight. His team was unable to recover from 21 turnovers and UNC’s fabulous freshmen, who played like seasoned veterens.
Video: MTV promo
November 27, 2002
6Sports video: Coach not worried about shooting percentages
November 27, 2002
6Sports reports on KU basketball coach Roy Williams’ thoughts on the team’s shooting percentages.
6News video: NPS says Wetlands area not worthy of historic, religious protection
November 27, 2002
6News reports on the opinion given by a National Park Service official on the possibility of an area in the Baker Wetlands being classified as a historic district.
6News video: Lawrence filmmakers get video on MTV
November 27, 2002
6News reports on the two Lawrence filmmakers that will have a video air on MTV.
6News video: Commission tables Carnegie shelter request
November 27, 2002
6News reports on Tuesday night’s city commission discussion on using the vacant Carnegie library as a homeless shelter.
6News video: K-12 education spared from budget cuts
November 27, 2002
6News reports on the budget cuts made by Governor Bill Graves on Tuesday.
Millionaire urges Buffett not to buy Burger King
November 27, 2002
Millionaire cholesterol fighter Phil Sokolof is urging billionaire investor Warren Buffett to not purchase the Burger King chain, no matter how appetizing the deal may look.
Westar industrial clients seek rate reduction
November 27, 2002
Some of Westar Energy’s industrial customers claim they are paying excessive electric rates and have requested an $80 million rate reduction.
Little progress made at U.S.-Mexico meeting
November 27, 2002
While stressing the close relationship between the United States and Mexico, government officials from both nations failed Tuesday to make significant progress during an annual summit to discuss sensitive trade, immigration and border issues.
Treasure Planet’ doesn’t quite live up to Disney’s best
November 27, 2002
Busy images rush at us like in a video game throughout Disney’s new version of an old tale, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.”
Restaurant smoking limit delayed for further work
November 27, 2002
Smokers will be able to light up before 9 p.m. in Salina’s restaurants for a while longer, because the city can’t meet its self-imposed deadline for enacting the ordinance.
Ideas sought to choke off financing of terrorists
November 27, 2002
The Bush administration is stepping up pressure on Saudi Arabia to block the flow of money to terrorists, and working groups throughout the U.S. government are considering ways to tighten controls worldwide.
Rhetoric doesn’t replace ideas
November 27, 2002
War broke out last week, not between the United States and Iraq, but among four other combatants: The New York Times and Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes; and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
November 27, 2002
Guilt-free feast
November 27, 2002
Worst scenario
November 27, 2002
Dog defense
November 27, 2002
Bad timing
November 27, 2002
Bank robberies bring 10-year sentence
Kansan admits to 25 heists in six states; money likely all spent
November 27, 2002
An ex-insurance agent who prosecutors say drove a Lexus from Kansas to Arkansas to rob a bank drew a 10-year prison sentence related to robberies in six states.
Capital murder trials set in KCK
November 27, 2002
Two men will be tried on capital murder charges in one of this city’s worst killing sprees ever.
Archdiocese clears KC priest
Board allows Haegelin to return to his duties but not his parish
November 27, 2002
A Roman Catholic priest will be returned to duty - but not in his current parish - after an archdiocesan review board cleared him of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor, Archbishop James Keleher said Tuesday.
Vivian June Rutter
November 27, 2002
Sniper toy, violent video game on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list
November 27, 2002
A gun-wielding creature called Sniper and a video game that allows players to hijack police cars and shoot pedestrians are among the most violent toys and games for sale this holiday season, a national parents’ group said Tuesday.
Terrorism insurance bill signed
November 27, 2002
President Bush signed a bill Tuesday that would reimburse the insurance industry up to $100 billion in a future terror attack.
Suspect pleads guilty for government threat
November 27, 2002
A Derby man has pleaded guilty to threatening to blow up a Wichita Social Security office after the agency stopped processing his claims when he changed his name to Melissa.
Offices closed for holiday
November 27, 2002
Government and public service offices in Lawrence and surrounding towns will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On the record
November 27, 2002
Actor Robert Blake gets new lawyers for murder trial
November 27, 2002
Actor Robert Blake switched lawyers Tuesday after he told a judge he and longtime defense attorney Harland Braun have irreconcilable differences.
Turkey recipe
November 27, 2002
The National Turkey Federation provided the following recipe for deep-frying a turkey:
Consumer confidence report hurts stocks
November 27, 2002
A worse-than-expected consumer confidence report jarred Wall Street Tuesday, prompting investors to cash in some profits from seven weeks of gains on fears of a tepid holiday season.
Jayni, students create feast for Thanksgiving
November 27, 2002
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a Thanksgiving feast and then what to do with the leftovers.
Here’s how to deep fry a turkey
November 27, 2002
For a deep-frying turkey experience that’s fun and produces delicious results, the National Turkey Federation suggests cooks follow these guidelines:
Hot lines, Web sites can ease holiday trauma
November 27, 2002
It’s always nice to have some extra help in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving cooking spree. Here are some phone numbers and Web sites to get you through the holiday:
More Thanksgiving birds find themselves in hot oil these days
November 27, 2002
Deep-fried turkey. It sounds like something Elvis would serve as the centerpiece of his Thanksgiving spread at Graceland.
Consumer confidence up just in time for holidays
November 27, 2002
Consumers’ confidence in the economy rebounded in November after sinking to a nine-year low, raising hopes that the holiday shopping season will see more Santas than Scrooges.
Speaker urges students to thank teachers
November 27, 2002
Michael Roberts is proof that it’s never too late to say thank-you to a teacher who changes your life. More than 40 years after the fact, Roberts, now headmaster at Topeka Collegiate School, made that telephone call.
NBA Roundup: Shaq slack in Lakers’ loss
November 27, 2002
Shaquille O’Neal was rusty, Kobe Bryant fought foul trouble and the Miami Heat played like anything but a last-place team.
Big 12 Women: Texas smothers McNeese State
November 27, 2002
Stacy Stephens scored 15 points, and the No. 16 Longhorns smothered McNeese State, 90-25, Tuesday night in the best defensive showing by the Longhorns in 26 years.
Big 12 Men: Red Raiders fend off SMU
November 27, 2002
Robert Tomaszek scored 19 points and Andre Emmett added 16 as Texas Tech beat SMU 77-59 Tuesday night.
Haskell’s Kalfsbeck earns All-CSFL berth
November 27, 2002
Matt Kalfsbeck, a junior linebacker for Haskell Indian Nations University, has been named to the All-Central States Football League team as chosen by league coaches.
Baldwin High graduate competes in nationals
November 27, 2002
Becky Demarest, a senior at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, finished 108th in the NAIA National Cross Country meet Saturday.
WDAF prevents Chiefs blackout
Kansas City Fox affiliate buys 1,700 tickets for Arizona game
November 27, 2002
WDAF-TV, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City, committed Tuesday to purchasing about 1,700 remaining tickets to the Chiefs’ game against Arizona, making sure the local TV blackout is lifted for the 98th consecutive game.
NU kicker suspended
November 27, 2002
Nebraska coach Frank Solich has suspended place-kicker Josh Brown for Friday’s game against No. 13 Colorado.
College Basketball Briefs
November 27, 2002
¢ New Mexico guard in satisfactory condition ¢ Western Kentucky forward to miss season
Video: MTV.com promo
November 27, 2002
MTV to air madcap promotion by KU film student
November 27, 2002
Jeremy Osbern and Spencer Roberts showed up at a keg party with a video camera and a stack of picket signs, looking for a cast for their latest film. The 10-second video that resulted will be featured as an MTV promo spot next week.
Offices closed for holiday
November 27, 2002
Government and public service offices in Lawrence and surrounding towns will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Speaker urges students to thank teachers
November 27, 2002
Michael Roberts is proof that itâÂÂs never too late to say thank-you to a teacher who changes your life. More than 40 years after the fact, Roberts, now headmaster at Topeka Collegiate School, made that telephone call.
Topeka woman killed in K-10 car-deer accident
November 27, 2002
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:06 a.m.) A Topeka woman was killed when her car struck a deer Wednesday morning on Kansas Highway 10 west of DeSoto, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Vivian June Rutter
November 27, 2002
Services for Vivian June Rutter, 87, Coffeyville, will be at 11 a.m. today at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel in Coffeyville. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today in Tanneyhill Cemetery, Arkansas City. Mrs. Rutter died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
Dorothy L. Koch
November 27, 2002
Briefly
November 27, 2002
¢ Rome: Doctor: Cloned baby will be born in January ¢ Congo: Flu kills hundreds ¢ Afghanistan: Attack second in 2 days
Briefly
November 27, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Pardoned turkey first hen so honored ¢ Washington, D.C.: FAA orders new safety measure for jets ¢ Florida: More people sickened aboard Disney ship ¢ Florida: Space station grows with new addition
More Thanksgiving birds find themselves in hot oil these days
November 27, 2002
Deep-fried turkey. It sounds like something Elvis would serve as the centerpiece of his Thanksgiving spread at Graceland.
s young Tar Heels
November 27, 2002
Everybody loves Raymond. Not the TV show, but Raymond Felton and five other freshmen brought in to resurrect the once proud University of North Carolina menâÂÂs basketball program.
Horoscopes
November 27, 2002
Panel chosen to search for new chamber leader
November 27, 2002
A 13-member search committee has been chosen to find the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s next president and chief executive.
KC deadly-force use under review
November 27, 2002
The Kansas City Police Department, which has seen its officers fatally shoot two suspects this month, is trying a new approach in dealing with mentally ill people.
Problems in visa program exposed
November 27, 2002
Visas were issued to 105 foreign men who should have been prevented from entering the United States because their names appeared on government lists of suspected terrorists, congressional investigators have found.
Health Midwest asks courts to review proposed sale
November 27, 2002
Health Midwest asked courts in Missouri and Kansas on Tuesday to clarify the two states’ laws governing the proposed sale of the nonprofit hospital network to HCA Inc.
Cold weather tips given
November 27, 2002
City officials recommend the following to prevent water lines from freezing and breaking in cold weather:
Consumer groups warn of dangerous toys
November 27, 2002
Holiday gift giving can end with children in an emergency room if adults are not wary of dangerous toys, the government and consumer groups said Tuesday in their annual holiday safety warnings.
Women now half of AIDS victims
November 27, 2002
For the first time in the 20-year history of the AIDS epidemic, as many women as men are infected with HIV, a United Nations report says.
City, county brace for budget cuts
November 27, 2002
Lawrence and Douglas County each will take million-dollar hits under cuts made by Gov. Bill Graves.
Kansas to play two in California
November 27, 2002
Kansas UniversityâÂÂs womenâÂÂs basketball team will continue its rebuilding process today against an opponent that is also trying to move toward respectability.
Former Free State High standout balancing academics, two sports at Williams College
November 27, 2002
Earlier this month, the New York Times published a story about an ongoing tug-of-war between academics and athletics at Williams College.
Younger Williams makes exception
November 27, 2002
A proud University of North Carolina basketball alum, Scott Williams never roots against his beloved Tar Heels. Except, of course, when the opponent is Kansas.
Price to pay
November 27, 2002
Fewer troopers to watch travelers
November 27, 2002
For Thanksgiving holiday travelers, it will be more on the road again than over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house.
City: No Carnegie shelter for now
Salvation Army announces future alternative for homeless who drink
November 27, 2002
The Salvation Army and Lawrence Open Shelter plan within the next two weeks to announce a joint effort to offer winter shelter for homeless people who drink.
Top 25 Roundup: Virginia knocks off Kentucky
November 27, 2002
Most college basketball coaches will admit they don’t like to play a lot of zone defense. Virginia’s Pete Gillen isn’t in that group.
Lawrence High grad earns all-GPAC honors
November 27, 2002
Megan Graham, a senior at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, has earned honorable mention all-conference honors from the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Avila beats HINU, 86-77
November 27, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University basketball coach Melvin Imotichey is realistic about his team’s capabilities.
MTV to air madcap promotion by KU film student
November 27, 2002
Jeremy Osbern and Spencer Roberts showed up at a keg party with a video camera and a stack of picket signs, looking for a cast for their latest film. The 10-second video that resulted will be featured as an MTV promo spot next week.
Recipe combines holiday traditions
November 27, 2002
It’s a rare occurrence: The first night of Hanukkah starts the day after Thanksgiving. So, here’s a thought: Celebrate the two holidays with one stuffed bird, a turkey stuffed with potato latke.
K-12 education not included in $78.1 million reductions
November 27, 2002
Longer lines at the Lawrence driverâÂÂs license renewal center. Shrinking mental health services in Douglas County. Less staff at Kansas University.
Wetlands denied landmark status
November 27, 2002
A proposed historic district that includes the Baker Wetlands should not be designated a national landmark of spiritual or religious significance, a federal official ruled.
Salvation Army announces future alternative for homeless who drink
November 27, 2002
The Salvation Army and Lawrence Open Shelter plan within the next two weeks to announce a joint effort to offer winter shelter for homeless people who drink.
Briefly
November 27, 2002
¢ Jerusalem: Palestinian militant leaders killed in Israeli air strike ¢ Maryland: Task force appointed to award sniper reward ¢ Los Angeles: Strong wind starts fires, breaks power lines ¢ Miami: Cubans found adrift at sea
Business Briefcase
November 27, 2002
¢ Air traffic controllers join French labor strike ¢ Utility: El Paso Corp’s ratings dropped to junk status ¢ Telecommunications: Judge OKs partial deal between SEC, WorldCom ¢ Aviation: Appeals court nullifies Boeing settlement
People
November 27, 2002
¢ Nicolas Cage files for divorce ¢ Crowe’s cold feat ¢ Supermodel splits from husband ¢ Knoxville expresses sympathy
U.N. inspectors begin work today
November 27, 2002
International arms inspectors, “fully conscious” of their responsibility, headed out early today on their first Iraq inspections, the start of a new round whose outcome could determine the future of peace in the Middle East.
College Football Briefs
November 27, 2002
¢ Aloha Stadium to increase security ¢ Friedgen, Kruczek to coach all star game ¢ Quarterback blasts FSU ¢ Columbia fires Tellier ¢ Holtz gets extension ¢ Cougar QB hobbled ¢ West Virginia campus beefs up security ¢ Columbus officials: melee was worst ever ¢ Hornets dismiss Volek ¢ Jackson State cans coach ¢ Fourteen cities bidding for Army-Navy game ¢ NCAA clears Hurricane ¢ N.C. State lands bowl
Aggie died from blood clot in lungs
November 27, 2002
Texas A&M football player Brandon Fails died from a blood clot in his lungs that resulted from a leg injury, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
Wetlands denied landmark status
November 27, 2002
A proposed historic district that includes the Baker Wetlands should not be designated a national landmark of spiritual or religious significance, a federal official ruled.
Graves orders budget cuts
K-12 education not included in $78.1 million reductions
November 27, 2002
Longer lines at the Lawrence driver’s license renewal center. Shrinking mental health services in Douglas County. Less staff at Kansas University.
Freshmen key for UNC
Jayhawk juggernaut to test Doherty’s young Tar Heels
November 27, 2002
Everybody loves Raymond. Not the TV show, but Raymond Felton and five other freshmen brought in to resurrect the once proud University of North Carolina men’s basketball program.
Coach’s son pulling for KU
Younger Williams makes exception
November 27, 2002
A proud University of North Carolina basketball alum, Scott Williams never roots against his beloved Tar Heels. Except, of course, when the opponent is Kansas.
Budget test
November 27, 2002
Public K-12 schools escaped the latest round of state budget cuts, but other state entities are paying a high price. Gov. Bill Graves apparently is trying to make good on the campaign promise made by both candidates who sought to succeed him.
Panel chosen to search for new chamber leader
November 27, 2002
A 13-member search committee has been chosen to find the Lawrence Chamber of CommerceâÂÂs next president and chief executive.
Kansas to play two in California
November 27, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will continue its rebuilding process today against an opponent that is also trying to move toward respectability.
Budget test
November 27, 2002
Freedom and responsibility
November 27, 2002
There was a time in my life when I loved fast food. Put a burger and fries or a hot roast beef sandwich in front of me, and you couldn’t hold me back.
Preschool program boosts family values
November 27, 2002
Thanksgiving is the quintessential family holiday, the time when cousins and aunts, grandparents and grandchildren traditionally gather to share a festive meal, to exchange memories and create new ones.
The networks battle with bands
November 27, 2002
The “cute” Beatle gets back to where he once belonged. The two-hour concert film “Paul McCartney’s ‘Back in the U.S.’” (8 p.m., ABC) captures the singer on his 2002 U.S. tour, traveling from city to city, wowing fans with golden oldies from his days with Wings and that boy band from Liverpool.
Daily Ticker
November 27, 2002
Thanksgiving can put stress on today’s families
November 27, 2002
Once upon a time, when the Cleavers were the model American family, father knew best, and the strangest thing on television was Maynard G. Krebs, the typical Thanksgiving holiday looked a whole lot different than it does now.
Local Briefs
November 27, 2002
¢ Police suggest preparing home for absence ¢ Police: Wheelchair missing from Lawrence home ¢ Community service: Blood Center sounds call for donations ¢ ‘River city weekly’: Show features traditions of native thanksgivings
Bulls must stop babying big men
Chandler, Curry inexperienced, but still professionals; shouldn’t they be handled like pros?
November 27, 2002
This babying of Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler is getting ridiculous. If the Chicago Bulls’ young standouts can’t do the job, get them out of there until they can. And judging by the evidence in the first 14 games, it doesn’t appear as if they are ready.
Chadwick thriving at small college
Former Free State High standout balancing academics, two sports at Williams College
November 27, 2002
Earlier this month, the New York Times published a story about an ongoing tug-of-war between academics and athletics at Williams College.
Cold weather tips given
November 27, 2002
City officials recommend the following to prevent water lines from freezing and breaking in cold weather:
City, county brace for budget cuts
November 27, 2002
Lawrence and Douglas County each will take million-dollar hits under cuts made by Gov. Bill Graves.
Meredith Vieira a winner as new host of ‘Millionaire’
November 27, 2002
Ready? Know the rules? Then let’s play “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”! Meredith Vieira is …
Freedom and responsibility
November 27, 2002
There was a time in my life when I loved fast food. Put a burger and fries or a hot roast beef sandwich in front of me, and you couldnâÂÂt hold me back.
s families
November 27, 2002
Once upon a time, when the Cleavers were the model American family, father knew best, and the strangest thing on television was Maynard G. Krebs, the typical Thanksgiving holiday looked a whole lot different than it does now.
Jayni, students create feast for Thanksgiving
November 27, 2002
Join âÂÂJayniâÂÂs Kitchenâ this week for a Thanksgiving feast and then what to do with the leftovers.
Dorothy L. Koch
November 27, 2002
Services for Dorothy L. Koch, 100, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Ms. Koch died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.