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Police investigate slaying at Lawrence apartment complex
January 4, 2003
(Updated Saturday at 9:18 p.m.) Lawrence Police have detained a man for questioning in the killing of another man late Friday or early Saturday at a Lawrence apartment complex.
Buckeyes take title - Ohio State 31, Miami 24 2OT
January 4, 2003
Miami’s football dynasty is history. And thanks to a punishing defense, an unflappable quarterback and a collective poise that few teams possess, Ohio State might have embarked on its own dynasty by winning its first national title since 1968.
Findley move leaves Lawrence seeking new representative
Legislator resigns to serve as liaison for Sebelius
January 4, 2003
The Lawrence delegation to the Kansas Legislature is taking its second hit in about two months.
Frank ‘Jamie’ James Gestl Jr.
January 4, 2003
Smallpox vaccinations to start
Health care workers to be inoculated statewide in February
January 4, 2003
Voluntary smallpox vaccinations will be offered to about 4,400 health care workers in Kansas beginning in early February, the state Department of Health and Environment has announced.
Briefly
January 4, 2003
¢ Washington: Prozac OK’d for children ¢ Florida: Rollover victim declared brain dead ¢ Wisconsin: Newspaper ad finds kidney donor for child ¢ Washington: Anti-gun program’s success disputed
Briefly
January 4, 2003
¢ London: BMW introduces new Rolls-Royce ¢ Washington: U.S. not worried about leftist ‘axis’ ¢ Honolulu: Army seeks remains of WWII servicemen ¢ Kenya: President to help search for genocide suspect ¢ Ivory Coast: President vows to cease hostilities with rebels ¢ London: Views on homosexuality upset evangelical groups ¢ Venezuela: Two killed as troops break up protests
Failed co-op to make payments
Bankruptcy trust board approves cutting checks for 3,000 Farmers Cooperative members
January 4, 2003
The bankrupt Farmers Cooperative Assn. will be sending out checks totaling more than $600,000 later this month to about 3,000 area farmers.
Ottawa boys bludgeon Baldwin, 78-32
Martin sparks Bulldog girls
January 4, 2003
For eight minutes on Friday, the Ottawa boys basketball team was absolutely awesome. The second quarter of Ottawa’s 78-32 victory over Baldwin was unforgettable for the Cyclones — and very forgettable for the Bulldogs.
Briefly
January 4, 2003
¢ Virginia: Gunman kills 3, self ¢ New Mexico: Three shot to death ¢ Denver: Mechanic arrested in plane sabotage case ¢ New York: Killing by officer may have been accidental ¢ San Antonio: Four officers injured, suspect dies in gunfight
Around and About
January 4, 2003
Lawrence pastors try to keep Christmas vision going
January 4, 2003
The growing anticipation that builds during Advent. The singing of favorite hymns and carols. The loveliness of the Christmas Eve candlelight services. Suddenly, it’s early January, and it’s all over. Christmas has come and gone for another year.
Give your children gift of independence
Slower lifestyle would allow husband, wife to spend more time with family
January 4, 2003
My 16-year-old son wants to go on a supervised, three-week outing in a nearby national forest. It scares me to think of him being out there somewhere beyond my ability to help him if he got in difficulty. Am I right to turn him down?
Business Briefcase
January 4, 2003
¢ Home building in nation hits all-time high ¢ Wall Street: Markets up for the week ¢ Telecommunications: Sprint completes sale ¢ Entertainment: Disney sues Blockbuster
Omarr, astrologer to the stars, dies
January 4, 2003
Astrologer-to-the-stars Sydney Omarr, whose horoscope column in newspapers across the country was one of the first things many readers turned to in the morning, has died at 76.
On the record
January 4, 2003
Area briefs
January 4, 2003
¢ KU Medical Center wins federal grants ¢ Lawrence chess tourney will feature prodigy ¢ Famed broadcaster to help at inaugural
Kansas to face high-scoring Watson in KC
January 4, 2003
Back in the day, Roy Williams hoisted his share of shots at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C.
State warns of pay freeze for attorneys
Fairness issue for indigents raised
January 4, 2003
Attorneys in Douglas County and across Kansas who represent indigent people in criminal cases may be working without pay by the end of the month.
Society Calendar
January 4, 2003
People
January 4, 2003
¢ ‘ER’ actor supports PETA protest ¢ Video of Ross’ arrest under wraps ¢ Tolkien fans celebrate 111th year ¢ ‘Monty Python’ director dies
Woodling: Big 12 lacking spectators
Basketball attendance down at 11 schools
January 4, 2003
Where have all the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball fans gone? According to the latest league statistics, Kansas is the only school in the league that hasn’t experienced an attendance decline. The Jayhawks, as they have been for years, are filling Allen Fieldhouse to its 16,300 capacity — or very close to it.
Jayhawks making early start against Panthers
Women’s basketball game first of three to be played today at Kemper Arena
January 4, 2003
All those irritating early morning practices might finally serve a purpose for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team.
NBA Roundup: Hornets maul Magic
McGrady’s 40 points not enough as Orlando falls
January 4, 2003
The New Orleans Hornets had trouble stopping Tracy McGrady, but did well enough against the rest of the Orlando Magic to secure their first victory in six games.
Briefly
January 4, 2003
¢ Minnesota: Gov. Ventura bids farewell to media ¢ Florida: Reporter suspended for racist e-mail ¢ North Carolina: Elizabeth Dole’s mother hospitalized
Fiesta Bowl Notebook: So long, Sun Devil Stadium
Fiesta Bowl will move to Phoenix suburb of Glendale
January 4, 2003
The Ohio State-Miami game Friday night almost certainly was the last national championship game at Sun Devil Stadium.
N. Korea demands treaty
United States looks to defuse nuclear crisis
January 4, 2003
North Korea said Friday that the crisis surrounding its nuclear program could be “easily solved” through negotiations with the United States, repeating its demand for a nonaggression treaty but using slightly softer language in the rare forum of a news conference.
New travel rules mean passenger paperwork
January 4, 2003
The government wants detailed information about every person who comes to or leaves the country by commercial plane or boat, and for the first time will require U.S. citizens to fill out forms detailing their comings and goings.
Journal-World’s TV listing changes start today
January 4, 2003
The Journal-World today is changing the way it presents television listings. As previously announced, the newspaper has discontinued the TV Week section that formerly was included in Saturday’s newspaper.
Salvation Army collections down
Holiday-season fund-raising drive $39,000 short with three weeks to go
January 4, 2003
The Salvation Army is nearly $39,000 short of its holiday fund-raising goal, a deficit that could threaten the agency’s assistance to Lawrence’s poor in 2003, its administrator said Friday.
Serologicals gets favorable rating for tax-abatement prospects
January 4, 2003
The biotechnology company that wants a 10-year, 80 percent tax break to build in Lawrence has received the most favorable rating in the city’s tax abatement history.
Engagements
January 4, 2003
4-H AND FCE News
January 4, 2003
Military News
January 4, 2003
Scouting News
January 4, 2003
6News video: Salvation army short of goal
January 4, 2003
6News reports on the money shortage being felt at the Lawrence Salvation Army.
6sports video: Broken noses plauging KU
January 4, 2003
6Sports reports on the two KU men’s basketball players currently dealing with broken nose.
Free State football to play in Memorial Stadium next season
January 4, 2003
After playing four games in the last three years at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, Free State High’s football team will play all of its games there next season.
Spiritual leaders to honor MLK
January 4, 2003
Lawrence’s 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Jan. 16-20. The theme is “Love is Sharing, Caring and Working Together.”
Author of ‘Ditch Digger’s Daughter’ to speak at service
January 4, 2003
Yvonne S. Thornton will be the keynote speaker at the commemorative service at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Lied Center, the final event of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration.
Mormon president honored
January 4, 2003
The Salt Lake Tribune has chosen Mormon church president Gordon B. Hinckley as the newspaper’s Utahn of the Year.
Dallas seminary mourns loss of president
January 4, 2003
The Dallas Theological Seminary is mourning the loss of the Rev. John F. Walvoord, a longtime president and chancellor of the evangelical Christian school who died Dec. 21. He was 92.
Opposition leads developer to scuttle corporate dairy plans
January 4, 2003
Faced with growing opposition, investors have decided to pull out of a proposed 3,500-cow corporate dairy in McPherson County.
Labor unions urge boycott of Coors beer
January 4, 2003
Locked-out union members at a Graphic Packaging Corp. plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., called for a boycott of Coors beer, the primary product of one of Graphic Packaging’s major customers.
Daily Ticker
January 4, 2003
Thousands protest White House’s position on Iraq
January 4, 2003
Thousands of chanting anti-war demonstrators in the kingdom of Bahrain, the key Persian Gulf base for the U.S. 5th Fleet, marched through the streets Friday in the capital Manama, reflecting growing outrage by Arabs with Washington’s threat to wage war on Iraq.
Lott takes Rules position
January 4, 2003
Pushed from his position as Republican leader, Trent Lott will take over the Senate Rules Committee next week when he returns to Washington, feeling no “vengeance in my heart” against senators who called for his removal.
Carl Duane ‘Butch’ Porter
January 4, 2003
Regional Briefs
January 4, 2003
¢ Merriam: Burglary suspect found hiding in 50-foot tree ¢ Kansas City, Mo.: Victim’s identity sought after fatal jump
Report clears ex-secretary of Treasury in Enron case
January 4, 2003
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin did not violate the law by seeking government intervention on Enron’s behalf as the company tumbled toward bankruptcy, a staff report by a Senate committee says.
Movie about Enron deserves shredding
January 4, 2003
Here’s one last lesson we can learn from the Enron debacle: never try to turn an accounting scandal into a television drama.
Atchison church with ties to emancipation era seeks landmark status
January 4, 2003
A church whose congregation originally consisted mainly of newly freed slaves has been nominated to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
United cuts jobs, closes offices
January 4, 2003
Bankrupt United Airlines said Friday it would lay off nearly 1,700 more employees, or about 2 percent of its work force, and shut down all of its U.S. ticket offices to slash costs.
Nor’easter threatens heavy snow
January 4, 2003
A powerful storm moving up the East Coast dumped a dangerous mix of freezing rain and snow across much of the Northeast on Friday, snarling traffic and giving thousands of schoolchildren an early start on the weekend.
Truth applauded
January 4, 2003
Citizens speak
January 4, 2003
Tax breaks
January 4, 2003
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
January 4, 2003
Mississippi bishop’s resignation accepted
January 4, 2003
The pope has accepted the resignation of Bishop William Houck of the Jackson, Miss., diocese, for reasons of age, the Vatican said Friday.
Anniversaries
January 4, 2003
Driesell retiring in 41st season
Georgia State coach to step down immediately
January 4, 2003
Lefty Driesell is stepping down as Georgia State’s basketball coach after 786 victories at four schools.
NFL Playoff Picks: Colts, Jets must put friendships aside
Wild-card teams set for their most important meeting since 1969 Super Bowl
January 4, 2003
Chad Pennington and Peyton Manning are friends. So are Herman Edwards and Tony Dungy. Indeed, the coaches of the Jets and Colts talked before the playoff matchups were set about how much fun it would be to play each other.
Basketball Notes: Nash’s nose not broken; junior expected to play
January 4, 2003
Bryant Nash’s nose isn’t broken after all. “It’s a non-displaced fracture which means it’s better than a broken nose, I guess,” Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday after X-rays came back on the KU junior forward’s nose, which was smashed by a UNC Asheville player in the Jayhawks’ 102-50 win on Thursday night.
Gooden apologizes for pouting incident
January 4, 2003
Memphis Grizzlies rookie Drew Gooden has apologized for refusing to join a team huddle out of frustration over playing time.
Ref’s late call breaks Hurricanes’ hearts
January 4, 2003
As Craig Krenzel’s fourth-down pass fell to the ground in the end zone, Miami players charged onto the field in celebration. They were certain they were national champions again with a 24-17 victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Friday night.
BCS to mull changes
January 4, 2003
The Bowl Championship Series will form a committee to discuss changes that eventually could lead to a college football playoff.
College Football Briefs
January 4, 2003
¢ Louisville’s White to enter NFL draft ¢ Missouri’s Smith named freshman All-American ¢ Boise State receiver charged with obstruction
Judge tosses Westar lawsuit over contract with attorney
January 4, 2003
A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit Westar Energy filed against a Topeka attorney about legal fees. The dispute was about a five-year contract between Westar and attorney Donald Barry for legal services.
It’s tea for 120 at the Lawrence Public Library
January 4, 2003
Dressed in her finest clothes, Sarah Showalter, 8, adjusts her hat while she waits for other party guests to arrive at the annual children’s tea party at the Lawrence Public Library. Friday’s party included treats and entertainment from members of the Plymouth Congregational Church bell ringers choir. Sarah attended the party to sweeten both her palate and her manners.
6sports video: LHS girls rout Lady Vikings
January 4, 2003
6Sports reports on the Lawrence High girls basketball victory over the KC Northeast Lady Vikings in the Metro Sports Shootout.
6News video: Serlologicals looking for abatement
January 4, 2003
6News reports on Serologicals’ request for a tax abatement.
Lions scuttle Vikings - LHS 84, KCNE 21
Lawrence girls roll in first game of 2003
January 4, 2003
With four games in an eight-day span coming up, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team needed what some might call a warm-up game coming off the holiday break.
Weddings
January 4, 2003
Delegation changes
January 4, 2003
Local voters had their say on their state representatives, but precinct committee members will have the last word.
Hoaxes aside, cloning soon will be reality
January 4, 2003
All in all, it’s probably not the best PR move for an atheist cult to dub its first offspring Eve. It might look as if they think they’re God.
Report: Officials kept nuclear plant open despite safety issues
January 4, 2003
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission could have shut down a nuclear power plant several months before an acid leak was discovered but wanted to avoid hurting the plant owner financially, according to a report by the agency’s watchdog.
Central Africa art comes alive at Nelson
January 4, 2003
Theater productions, a magic show and tours of the “Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., are all on this weekend’s entertainment plate.
Economic stimulus package doubled
Pelosi leads criticism of president, GOP
January 4, 2003
President Bush has nearly doubled the size of the economic stimulus package he will propose next week in an effort to jumpstart the economy ahead of his re-election bid, administration officials said Friday.
Spirituality
January 4, 2003
¢ Disney World cancels Christian services ¢ Reform synagogue group to consider name change ¢ Denial of zoning waiver for mosque questioned
Keeping the spirit alive
Martin Luther King Jr. event to celebrate progress
January 4, 2003
The recent Trent Lott episode, in which the U.S. senator from Mississippi seemed to speak wistfully of the days of segregation, appeared to outrage most Americans. ut it didn’t necessarily come as a shock to many African Americans — the Rev. William Dulin among them.
6News video: Representative to take on new role
January 4, 2003
6News reports on Troy Findley’s new position working with Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
Students construct home with hope
January 4, 2003
Kevin Gillian sat at a drafting table with a pencil and a few sketches. “It’s hard to believe in five months this will be a house,” he said.
Local Briefs
January 4, 2003
¢ Heat gun causes fire at house near LHS ¢ Lawrence schools: Police investigate bullet in district building wall ¢ Investigation: KBI determines suicide in missing-person case ¢ SBC: Number for police wrong in new phone directories
U.S. automakers’ sales off 4 percent in ‘02
January 4, 2003
The top three U.S. automakers posted a 4 percent drop in sales last year after a robust 2001, but all had strong business in December thanks to attractive financing deals and other incentives.
Bush rallies troops
January 4, 2003
President Bush on Friday rallied troops he might send to war, saying U.S. forces would “liberate” Iraq if Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein refuses to comply fully with U.N. resolutions demanding disarmament.
Child killer sentenced to death
Neighbor refuses mother’s plea for apology
January 4, 2003
The man who kidnapped and murdered 7-year-old neighbor Danielle van Dam was sentenced to death Friday after the little girl’s sobbing mother branded him a “monster” deserving of no mercy.
Police investigation expands into KCK 9-year-old’s death
Church officials say their teachings include discipline, not abuse
January 4, 2003
As the investigation expanded Friday into the suffocation death of a 9-year-old boy, clergy affiliated with his adoptive parents’ church stressed the case is not related to church teachings as prosecutors have alleged.
Innocence is over too soon
January 4, 2003
Nicholas is 9, Nathaniel is 9, both born the same week. We won’t reveal which one is older. It can be a sensitive subject.
Graves, in transition, announces grant for preserve
January 4, 2003
The office was cleaned and bags were packed, but Gov. Bill Graves had one last matter to handle Friday, announcing a $2.4 million grant for improvements to the Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands.
Big 12 Women: Wildcats wipe out Westerwinds
Return of All-America candidate sparks Stanford against Oklahoma
January 4, 2003
Although Kansas State beat Western Illinois, Kendra Wecker was almost sad. Her pass in the second half to Nicole Ohlde was off, and Ohlde missed a chance for a rare dunk in the fourth-ranked Wildcats’ 84-40 victory Friday night.
Arizona dunks Ducks
January 4, 2003
Arizona wiped out an 11-point deficit and took care of Oregon’s home winning streak, too.
Muslim hip-hop group raps for Allah
January 4, 2003
This is one hip-hop group that puts The Prophet before profit. Native Deen, named after the Arabic word for “religion” or “way of life,” is a trio of young Muslim men who sing only about their faith.
Religion Briefs
January 4, 2003
¢ Calvary Temple Assembly of God ¢ Christian Outreach Center ¢ First Southern Baptist ¢ First United Methodist ¢ Lawrence Aglow ¢ St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church ¢ Trinity Episcopal Church ¢ Unity Church of Lawrence
Viva old Las Vegas! strippers say
Effort to clean up Sin City turning adult entertainers into political activists
January 4, 2003
Between nude dances, when the strippers go backstage to have a smoke and adjust their lingerie, Andrea Hackett rushes into the dressing room with a stack of fliers and a plan to save the sex industry.
Briefly
January 4, 2003
¢ Washington: Medicare changes opposed ¢ Afghanistan: U.S. claims hot-pursuit right