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Holiday spirit
November 28, 2002
After counting your blessings today, think of some ways to share your good fortune with others. In Tuesday’s Journal-World, Gerry Collie talked about his family’s tradition of helping prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
On the street
November 28, 2002
Asked at Dillons, 1740 Mass. What are you thankful for?
Hinrich bothered by bad back
November 28, 2002
Kirk Hinrich doesnâÂÂt know whatâÂÂs wrong with his back.
LHS has high expectations
November 28, 2002
On days when workouts drag on, some Lawrence High swimmers look over at the Lionsâ two divers with envy.
Koch services
November 28, 2002
Winter hard on homeless
November 28, 2002
Being homeless when it’s cold isn’t merely uncomfortable — it’s painful. “It hurts our fingers, our toes,” said Jeannie Marie New Moon, who camps by the Kansas River. “Our bodies cramp up from the cold. It’s a hard life.”
Scam preys on black churches
November 28, 2002
For hundreds of congregations barely scraping by on Sunday collections, Abraham Kennard seemed like the answer to a prayer.
Sound off
November 28, 2002
Did Reggie Duncan actually take another purse? Was he arrested and is he incarcerated at this time? ThatâÂÂs the rumor around Lawrence, and we would like to know. Recent checks with Lawrence Municipal and Douglas County court records and officials show no charges filed against the former Kansas University running back since the purse incident in the summer of 2001. Moreover, DuncanâÂÂs name has not showed up on Douglas County Jail logs.
2002 in review
Writers reflect on memorable events of past season
November 28, 2002
Rams’ Warner shakes off sore hand
St. Louis quarterback says ailing throwing hand ‘just a pain-tolerance type thing’
November 28, 2002
When Kurt Warner showed up in the locker room with his throwing hand wrapped in a plastic bag filled with about a pound of ice Wednesday, it looked like more quarterback woes for the St. Louis Rams.
Stanford surprises
Cardinal hit key threes in semi win, will play UNC
November 28, 2002
They lengthened the 3-point line by 9 inches for the Preseason NIT but it hardly disturbed Stanford’s Matt Lottich.
Henry Kissinger to lead Sept. 11 investigation
November 28, 2002
President Bush appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an investigation into why the government failed to foil the Sept. 11 attacks, telling the veteran diplomat to “follow all the facts wherever they lead.”
Mary E. Olsen
November 28, 2002
Welfare agencies reeling from $26.6 million loss
November 28, 2002
State welfare officials aren’t expected to reveal plans for cutting $26.6 million from their budgets until next week.
Thanksgiving travel puts airport security to test
November 28, 2002
Thanksgiving holiday travelers took to the skies Wednesday in the biggest test of airport security since the federal government took it over last week, while drivers in the Northeast faced heavy, wet snow.
FDA scraps prescription-only Claritin
Government gives OK to over-the-counter sales for widely used allergy medicine
November 28, 2002
Some of the nation’s 40 million sniffling allergy sufferers soon won’t have to choose between a doctor’s visit or a drug that can zonk them out: The popular prescription allergy remedy Claritin will begin selling over the counter next month. The Food and Drug Administration approved the long-awaited switch Wednesday, making Claritin the first nonsedating allergy reliever available without a prescription.
Special events help mark Thanksgiving holiday
November 28, 2002
The Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t only mean spending time at home eating and watching football games on television. Try taking in some of these area holiday offerings.
Briefcase
November 28, 2002
¢ Snacks take on hip look ¢ Jobless claims down; consumer spending up ¢ Economic news drives Dow up 255 points ¢ Genuity files Chapter 11
Late Thanksgiving leaves less time for holiday mail
November 28, 2002
Thanksgiving came a week later than usual this year, and that means some people probably won’t mail Christmas cards and packages as early as they usually do. “If anything, people might realize that after Thanksgiving they have only three weeks until Christmas,” said Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds. “We hope people won’t wait until the last minute.”
Arafat deputy calls Palestinian uprising a mistake
November 28, 2002
Yasser Arafat’s top deputy said the Palestinians made a mistake in taking up arms against Israel and that the policy destroyed the economy and prompted a return of Israeli troops to West Bank towns.
Plan eases environmental rules in forests
November 28, 2002
The Bush administration is proposing to give managers of the nation’s 155 national forests greater leeway to approve logging and commercial activities with less examination of potential environmental damages.
Bush, Blair make Iraq a high-stakes game
November 28, 2002
Saddam Hussein is many things: Vicious murderer, genocidal dictator and mustachioed popinjay come to mind immediately. Madman, fool and quitter do not. The small band of United Nations weapons inspectors who resumed work in Iraq this week after a four-year absence will have a tough time nailing the master survivalist.
Winter hard on homeless
November 28, 2002
Being homeless when it’s cold isn’t merely uncomfortable — it’s painful. “It hurts our fingers, our toes,” said Jeannie Marie New Moon, who camps by the Kansas River. “Our bodies cramp up from the cold. It’s a hard life.”
Lawrence retailers on lookout for early holiday shoppers
November 28, 2002
Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving has been the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. That’s not the case anymore.
Jones
November 28, 2002
Memorial services for James Michael âÂÂJimmy Mackâ Jones, 56, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Holidome convention center. A reception will follow at Cactus Jones, 534 Frontier Road. He died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was cremated, and his ashes will be delivered to his favorite diving spot on the Barrier Reef at San Pedro, Belize.
Coming weeks critical for Kansas
November 28, 2002
The success or failure of Kansas UniversityâÂÂs football coaches during the next month of recruiting will go a long way in determining how successful the Jayhawks can be on the field in 2003.
Will KU respond to setback?
November 28, 2002
Ring, ring, ring. Wait, donâÂÂt hit the snooze bar. This is a real wake-up call. Maybe Kansas doesnâÂÂt have as good a menâÂÂs basketball team as everybody seems to think âÂÂ: not after a North Carolina team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores carved the Jayhawks like you-know-what turkey on Wednesday night.
Waltz helps Kansas women win second straight - KU 66, Cal State Fullerton 56
November 28, 2002
For the first time since March 6, 2001, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs womenâÂÂs basketball team has a winning streak. Sophomore forward Blair Waltz scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting Wednesday afternoon to lead KU to a 66-56 victory against Cal State Fullerton.
Season’s end doesn’t mean all’s quiet
Team shake-ups fun to follow in offseason; keep eye on Ganassi, Evernham crews
November 28, 2002
NASCAR’s pulse has slowed a beat now that all of the year’s races are in the books, but there are still plenty of things to keep up with and look out for between now and the start of testing in January.
Doherty ‘uncomfortable’ at end
North Carolina coach finds it’s awkward to beat mentor
November 28, 2002
Matt Doherty confided he really didn’t know what to do, not after his North Carolina basketball team had dissected No. 2-ranked Kansas and his former boss, Roy Williams.
Arizona wins game, loses Walton
Wildcarts start slow, then pick up steam against Northern Arizona
November 28, 2002
For 20 minutes, Northern Arizona played the No. 1 team in the country close. Then the Arizona Wildcats turned up the pressure, and reality set in.
New turkey research has some eye-opening information
November 28, 2002
If you can stay awake long enough after your Thanksgiving meal, sit down and play a game of Trivial Pursuit.
Gores accept changing family
November 28, 2002
I will not be having Al and Tipper Gore for dinner. They’ve been carved up enough.
KU prepared for cuts, Hemenway says
November 28, 2002
Conservative spending through the academic year should shield Kansas University from major cuts despite an another 3.9 percent decrease in this yearâÂÂs budget, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Wednesday.
Local briefs
November 28, 2002
¢ Republicans to choose new senator Tuesday ¢ Humane Society van taken, recovered ¢ Deer cause of crash that killed Topekan
Blood clot from injury to leg killed Aggie
November 28, 2002
Texas A&M football player Brandon Fails died from a blood clot that formed as a result of a leg injury, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled.
Southern Cal should edge Irish
November 28, 2002
Notre Dame-USC is important again.
Wildcats sweep Jayhawks
November 28, 2002
No. 22 Kansas State swept Kansas 30-27, 30-27, 30-14 on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference volleyball match at Ahearn Fieldhouse.
KU caught on its Heels - North Carolina 67, Kansas 56
Carolina upends Jayhawks
November 28, 2002
Teacher Roy Williams didn’t rap pupil Matt Doherty on the knuckles with a ruler on Wednesday night. In fact, it was the student who administered some discipline to his mentor.
On the record
November 28, 2002
Trial witness says bin Laden urged destruction of America
November 28, 2002
Osama bin Laden told followers in the months before the 9-11 attacks that they must “strike at America and destroy it,” a witness testified Wednesday at the trial of a Moroccan accused of aiding the suicide hijackers.
Bush gives green light to Mexican trucks, buses
November 28, 2002
President Bush gave the go-ahead Wednesday for Mexican trucks to travel U.S. roads beyond commercial border zones where they have been restricted while inspection sites and new regulations were put in place.
Counties, cities mull filing suit for funds
Associations likely to fight $48 million cut ordered by governor
November 28, 2002
Associations representing the state’s counties and cities say they’re likely to file a lawsuit next week challenging Gov. Bill Graves’ decision Tuesday to cut state aid to local governments by $48 million. A state association of school boards also is considering a lawsuit.
Associations likely to fight $48 million cut ordered by governor
November 28, 2002
Associations representing the state’s counties and cities say they’re likely to file a lawsuit next week challenging Gov. Bill Graves’ decision Tuesday to cut state aid to local governments by $48 million. A state association of school boards also is considering a lawsuit.
International students savor taste of American holiday
November 28, 2002
Kyoko Murakami never tasted turkey before she came to the United States. “Turkey is not very popular in Japan,” the Kansas University graduate student said of her homeland’s attitude toward the big bird being served on most American families’ tables today.
Briefly
November 28, 2002
¢ Plane crash kills 5 ¢ Alleged supremacist takes plea agreement ¢ West Nile death linked to transfusion ¢ Cuban teen allowed to stay in U.S.
Briefly
November 28, 2002
¢ Embassy in Philippines closed ¢ Missiles pledged to Israe ¢ Sniper shoots U.S. soldier ¢ State salting, not plowing Omaha-area interstates
People
November 28, 2002
¢ Harding puts up her dukes ¢ Former Miss America engaged ¢ Limp Bizkit singer settles lawsuit ¢ Marley music on auction block
This time, Kentucky solves zone defense
Wildcats fend off Gonzaga for third place
November 28, 2002
Kentucky faced a zone defense for the second straight day and the results were markedly different.
Soviet-era red star rising again
November 28, 2002
President Vladimir Putin brought back the Soviet-era red star Tuesday as the Russian military’s emblem, the latest in a series of restored communist symbols that play to nostalgia but have some people wary of a return to the repressive past.
Horoscopes
November 28, 2002
Hinrich bothered by bad back
November 28, 2002
Kirk Hinrich doesn’t know what’s wrong with his back.
Mavs make it 14 straight
Finley scores career-high 42; Dallas dumps Detroit
November 28, 2002
Michael Finley couldn’t be stopped by the league’s best defensive team, leading the Dallas Mavericks within one victory of matching the best start in NBA history.
LHS has high expectations
November 28, 2002
On days when workouts drag on, some Lawrence High swimmers look over at the Lions’ two divers with envy.
Poll: 60% of Americans want to lose weight
November 28, 2002
People who feel a little guilty digging into those holiday meals can take comfort in the knowledge that they’re not alone.
U.N. begins search of Iraq
U.S. continues plans for war with Saddam
November 28, 2002
After a four-year absence, international inspectors on Wednesday resumed their search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and a U.N. team leader in the field called the initial cooperation by Iraqi authorities “a good sign.” But even as the inspections began without incident, the Bush administration shifted its war planning into high gear. A senior administration official said Wednesday that the White House would dispatch a handful of senior envoys across the globe over the next few weeks to close deals with potential allies in a possible war with Iraq.
International students savor taste of American holiday
November 28, 2002
Kyoko Murakami never tasted turkey before she came to the United States. “Turkey is not very popular in Japan,” the Kansas University graduate student said of her homeland’s attitude toward the big bird being served on most American families’ tables today.
Daily ticker
November 28, 2002
Lawrence retailers on lookout for early holiday shoppers
November 28, 2002
Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving has been the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. That’s not the case anymore.
Briefly
November 28, 2002
¢ Defendant pleads in bar-fight death  Senator pays fines for campaign violations ¢ Former court officer faces 11 charges
KU prepared for cuts, Hemenway says
November 28, 2002
Conservative spending through the academic year should shield Kansas University from major cuts despite an another 3.9 percent decrease in this year’s budget, Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Wednesday.
Welfare agencies reeling from $26.6 million loss
November 28, 2002
State welfare officials arenâÂÂt expected to reveal plans for cutting $26.6 million from their budgets until next week.
Births
November 28, 2002
Clarke and Leslie Jackman, Baldwin, a boy, Tuesday. Jennifer Davis and Christopher Washburn, Lawrence, a boy, Tuesday.
Coming weeks critical for Kansas
November 28, 2002
The success or failure of Kansas University’s football coaches during the next month of recruiting will go a long way in determining how successful the Jayhawks can be on the field in 2003.
Waltz helps Kansas women win second straight - KU 66, Cal State Fullerton 56
November 28, 2002
For the first time since March 6, 2001, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has a winning streak. Sophomore forward Blair Waltz scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting Wednesday afternoon to lead KU to a 66-56 victory against Cal State Fullerton.
Will KU respond to setback?
November 28, 2002
Ring, ring, ring. Wait, don’t hit the snooze bar. This is a real wake-up call. Maybe Kansas doesn’t have as good a men’s basketball team as everybody seems to think : not after a North Carolina team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores carved the Jayhawks like you-know-what turkey on Wednesday night.
Mary E. Olsen
November 28, 2002
Services for Mary E. Olsen, 85, Olathe, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Chapel, Clay Center. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center. Mrs. Olsen died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Olathe.
Local briefs
November 28, 2002
⢠Republicans to choose new senator Tuesday ⢠Humane Society van taken, recovered ⢠Deer cause of crash that killed Topekan
Redskins’ Spurrier vowed victory over Cowboys
November 28, 2002
When he was hired, Steve Spurrier promised to give owner Daniel Snyder a game ball after leading the Redskins to a victory over the Cowboys.
What’s next for Holmes?
Chiefs eager to see how back fares against Arizona
November 28, 2002
Even his teammates are curious as to what Priest Holmes will do next.
Miami WNBA team forced to fold
November 28, 2002
The Miami Sol folded Wednesday after three seasons in the WNBA, citing the inability to raise enough revenue to meet the league’s new restructuring agreement.
NU coach faces former team
November 28, 2002
First-year Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori doesn’t pretend that her team’s Sunday meeting with Creighton will be just another game.
Iowa State handed rare home loss by Drake
November 28, 2002
Defense did it for Drake.
Our town sports
November 28, 2002
Soto Leads Gymnasts: Max Soto raised the most money ($325) during a cartwheel-a-thon fund-raiser staged by the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy. Kara Kellison was the overall winner with 100 cartwheels in two minutes. Age-group winners were Sophia Coen, Rachael Schaffer, Dianna Torgerson and Ashley Sakumura.
Longhorns’ balance too much
Thomas’ double-double leads Texas to 3-0 start
November 28, 2002
Three wins, three different leading scorers.
Colorado-Nebraska game still hot rivalry
November 28, 2002
Colorado already knows it’s going to the Big 12 championship game, where a BCS bowl invitation is at stake.
Ten KU football players on academic squad
November 28, 2002
Seven Kansas football players — Zach Dyer, Barry Goodrich, Justin Henry, Jake Letourneau, Derick Mills, Travis Watkins and Darren Rus — were named to the academic all-Big 12 first team, while Johnny Beck, John Harvey and Brandon Lacy were named to the second team.
Former Shocker thankful he missed trip
High blood pressure forced Wichita State football player to skip ill-fated flight
November 28, 2002
For Dan Pidcock, a onetime football player at Wichita State, every Thanksgiving is more meaningful than most people’s.
Woods wins Grand Slam again
Tiger claims event for fifth straight year with 11-under 61
November 28, 2002
Tiger Woods surprised even himself Wednesday.
Baker’s Dotson twins count their blessings
Volleyball-playing sisters from Maple Hill grow closer after one grapples with rare form of cancer
November 28, 2002
Kendra and Kyla Dotson are two of a kind. Best friends from birth, the identical twins had no other siblings.
6News video: Thanskgiving shoppers are down to the wire
November 28, 2002
Residents brave other last-minute shoppers in search of Thankgiving goodies.
6News video: Budget cuts worry many
November 28, 2002
The cuts have impact on agencies, KU, cities and counties.
6Sports video: Local sports figures talk about Thanksgiving
November 28, 2002
The players and coaches discuss Thanksgiving traditions and plans for this year.
6News video: Holiday mail may come at the last minute
November 28, 2002
The post office is trying to remind people that Christmas is in a month.
6News video: Five former KU students have published books in the past year
November 28, 2002
The students were taught by Bill Tuttle, professor of American studies.
6News video: International students get taste of Thanksgiving
November 28, 2002
The program will help the students understand the celebration of the American holiday.
6News video: Two agencies work to aid homeless
November 28, 2002
The plan, a joint effort by the Salvation Army and the Lawrence Open Shelter, will include services as well as an overnight shelter.
James ‘Jimmy Mack’ Jones
November 28, 2002
Regional briefs
November 28, 2002
¢ Fines issued in libel case ¢ Settlement reached on Sunday liquor sales ¢ Wife asks judge to freeze marital assets
Offices closed for holiday
November 28, 2002
Government and public service offices in Lawrence and surrounding towns will be closed today and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Air Force One delivers first family’s meal
November 28, 2002
No last-minute, holiday grocery shopping for the president or first lady Laura Bush — they got the fixings for their Thanksgiving feast via express-delivery on Air Force One.
6Sports video: Tarheels explode past Jayhawks
November 28, 2002
Roy Williams loses a game in the Preseason NIT for the first time. The loss drops Kansas to 2-1 on the season.
Backstreet Boys sue record label for snub
November 28, 2002
The Backstreet Boys have sued their record label for $75 million, saying the label has been courting their youngest star, snubbing the rest of them and delaying their chance to further cash in on their fame.
Shania Twain back in big way with album debuting at No. 1
November 28, 2002
It didn’t take long for Shania Twain to climb up the album chart — her new disc, “Up!” debuted at No. 1.
Boy Scouts to require background checks for volunteers
November 28, 2002
The Boy Scouts of America will require criminal background checks of new adult volunteers beginning next year, it announced Wednesday.
Solaris’ leaves audiences adrift
November 28, 2002
When, early in a movie, a character says something like, “I could tell you what’s happening, but I don’t know if that’d tell you what’s happening,” you can assume it’s meant as advice to the viewer.
Dinotopia’ an expensive risk
November 28, 2002
ABC hopes that the last shall be first. Or at least be competitive. Their lavish new series “Dinotopia” (7 p.m., ABC) is the final new series to premiere this fall. The adventure fantasy picks up where the acclaimed April 2002 miniseries left off, only much of the cast has been replaced. Teenage brothers Karl (Erik von Detten) and David Scott (Shiloh Stong) have been cast away on a mysterious island where humans and at least some dinosaurs live in harmony. Michael Brandon plays their brash father, Frank, who quickly becomes impatient with the genteel ways of the Dinotopians.
Farmland reports $346.7 million loss for year
November 28, 2002
Farmland Industries Inc. said Wednesday that it lost $346.7 million in its latest fiscal year, reflecting the difficulties that drove the nation’s biggest farm-owned cooperative to file for bankruptcy reorganization in May.
$140 million project near speedway gets go-ahead
November 28, 2002
A development package worth more than $140 million near Kansas Speedway has been given the green light by Wyandotte County officials. Plans for retail stores, restaurants, a hotel and a minor league baseball stadium were approved Tuesday by the Wyandotte County Unified Board of Commissioners. Most of the project had been announced, with approval from the county seen as a final step.
Downtown businesses try to save parade
November 28, 2002
Lawrence businesses are being asked to pony up for about $5,000 worth of expenses associated with downtown Lawrence’s horse-drawn Christmas parade. The annual Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, but for the third year in a row, area businesses are being asked to help defray the costs of the parade to ensure its future survival.
Request for Westar probe pulled
November 28, 2002
Kansas’ biggest industrial electric customers withdrew a request Wednesday for an investigation of Westar Energy Inc.’s management and rates, citing the appointment of a new chief executive officer. Jim Zakoura, attorney for the Kansas Industrial Consumers, asked the Kansas Corporation Commission to refrain from ordering a rate investigation to give Westar’s new management time to address the company’s financial situation.
KC deadly force policy won’t change
November 28, 2002
The city police’s policy on deadly force and training does not need any major revisions, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners said.
15 West Nile cases confirmed in state
November 28, 2002
Six additional cases of West Nile virus in humans have been confirmed in Kansas, bringing the total to 15 this year, state health officials said Wednesday.
Missouri sturgeon faces threat as demand for caviar increases
November 28, 2002
The world’s hunger for caviar is threatening the existence of the shovelnose and pallid sturgeons that roam the bottom of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
False identity case ends in guilty plea
Former Bethel football player faces five years in prison without parole
November 28, 2002
A man who assumed a friend’s identity to play football at Bethel College pleaded guilty to a federal charge of making a false statement to the Department of Education. Lonnie N. Webster, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. He could get five years without parole when he is sentenced Feb. 10.
Create plan to avoiding overspending on gifts
November 28, 2002
Whether you hit the stores today or later in the holiday season, financial advisers say the key to avoid overspending is to make a plan — and stick to it.
A crash unheard
Caring town inspires deaf accident victims
November 28, 2002
As their bus barreled through the rain and fog of a late October morning, Tyler Thompson and his teammates settled in for a long trip across Kansas. Some slept, while others chatted about the excitement of the day before, when the Jackrabbits beat a Colorado football team 72-14. That night, they had gone to the school’s Homecoming dance.
Troops in Afghanistan have turkey, shrimp, nonalcoholic beer on holiday menu
November 28, 2002
First Sgt. Betty Jones will celebrate Thanksgiving away from her family for the first time in 20 years.
Nuclear pioneer honored
November 28, 2002
Nuclear physicist Edward Teller, who is best known for his role in creating the hydrogen bomb, received the Energy Department’s highest honor for his many contributions to science in the 20th century.
Violence is poor advertisement for Islam or any religion
November 28, 2002
There are days I think religion is the best advertisement for atheism. This, unfortunately, is one of them. If you’re wondering where the pessimism’s coming from, look to Nigeria, which has been recently rocked by street fighting between Muslims and Christians.
Brown faces tough task
New Olympic coach must convince NBA’s best
November 28, 2002
In 1992, the United States finally fielded an Olympic basketball team of professional players, a juggernaut affectionately called the Dream Team, which outscored opponents by an average of 43.8 points en route to gold. Participation was a privilege.
Carter scores 16 in return to Raptors
November 28, 2002
Vince Carter returned to the Toronto Raptors’ lineup Wednesday night after missing 10 games with a strained tendon in his left knee. He scored 16 points as the Raptors lost 87-81.
Rebels without Austin
November 28, 2002
Mississippi State probably will be without junior center Mario Austin for at least one more game while the school waits to hear from the NCAA about his eligibility.
Traffic pollution not new
November 28, 2002
Environmentalism, which is sometimes a subcategory of moral exhibitionism, now is the faith of some clerics asking “What would Jesus drive?” These divines know he would not drive any of the sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that will be about 52 percent of the new vehicles bought this year by American sinners.
KU swimmer honored
November 28, 2002
Big 12 Conference coaches selected Amy Gruber of Kansas and Linda Wagner of Iowa State as the Big 12 female swimmer and diver of the month, respectively.
Wells to be honored
November 28, 2002
Longtime Lawrence High volleyball coach Joan Wells will be inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Assn. Hall of Fame during halftime of the LHS-Free State boys’ basketball game on Feb. 25.
Doctor claims bin Laden healthy
November 28, 2002
A prominent Pakistani doctor who admitted treating Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders before and after Sept. 11 said Wednesday that the terrorist mastermind was in excellent health and showed no signs of kidney failure. Dr. Amer Aziz, recently released after being held incommunicado and interrogated for a month by FBI and CIA agents, told The Associated Press he knew nothing of al-Qaida’s plans. He rejected allegations he helped the organization in its efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction.
Former track owner seeks plea bargain
Attorneys for Dick Boushka, federal prosecutors ironing out agreement
November 28, 2002
Longtime Wichita businessman and former race track owner Dick Boushka is working out a plea agreement on dozens of federal fraud charges. Boushka plans to appear in court Monday, one day before a judge was to begin hearing his case.
Charlie Brown to lead Macy’s parade
November 28, 2002
Good grief, Charlie Brown, you’re leading the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Publicist must script her own comeback
November 28, 2002
For publicist-to-the-stars Lizzie Grubman, there was the scandal, the media skewering, the mea culpa and the click of handcuffs. Now, in a drill Grubman knows well, there’s the comeback.
Random, bold shootings target law enforcement
November 28, 2002
With 22 years of city policing under his gun belt, Sgt. Gary Wiegert has suddenly seen this Gateway to the West look more like the Gateway to the Wild West.
Holiday spirit
November 28, 2002
After counting your blessings today, think of some ways to share your good fortune with others. In TuesdayâÂÂs Journal-World, Gerry Collie talked about his familyâÂÂs tradition of helping prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Late Thanksgiving leaves less time for holiday mail
November 28, 2002
Thanksgiving came a week later than usual this year, and that means some people probably won’t mail Christmas cards and packages as early as they usually do. “If anything, people might realize that after Thanksgiving they have only three weeks until Christmas,” said Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds. “We hope people won’t wait until the last minute.”
Downtown businesses try to save parade
November 28, 2002
Lawrence businesses are being asked to pony up for about $5,000 worth of expenses associated with downtown LawrenceâÂÂs horse-drawn Christmas parade. The annual Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, but for the third year in a row, area businesses are being asked to help defray the costs of the parade to ensure its future survival.
Offices closed for holiday
November 28, 2002
Government and public service offices in Lawrence and surrounding towns will be closed today and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
s awkward to beat mentor
November 28, 2002
Matt Doherty confided he really didnâÂÂt know what to do, not after his North Carolina basketball team had dissected No. 2-ranked Kansas and his former boss, Roy Williams.
Volleyball-playing sisters from Maple Hill grow closer after one grapples with rare form of cancer
November 28, 2002
Kendra and Kyla Dotson are two of a kind. Best friends from birth, the identical twins had no other siblings.
Briefly
November 28, 2002
¢ Plane hijacking ends peacefully ¢ Archbishop urges Christians to fight back ¢ Extradition approved for drug kingpin ¢ Scientist claims gains toward panda cloning
Koch services
November 28, 2002
Memorial services for Dorothy L. Koch, 100, will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 in the chapel of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Koch died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She donated her body to Kansas University Medical Center.