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Police have suspect in death of 49-year-old Lawrence man
January 5, 2003
(Web Posted Sunday at 11:56 a.m.) The victim and the suspect in Lawrence’s first homicide of 2003 had been informally sharing an apartment near 23rd and Iowa Streets, police said Sunday morning.
Briefly
January 5, 2003
¢ Netherlands: Company claims birth of second human clone ¢ Yugoslavia: Former Serb president won’t resist U.N. arrest ¢ Jerusalem: Israeli troops exchange fire with Palestinians ¢ Spain: Oil tanker captain’s jail appeal rejected ¢ Paris: Flights, traffic disrupted by three-inch snowfall
Two-week Oregon manhunt ends
January 5, 2003
A fugitive charged with killing his wife and three children and dumping their bodies in a forest was captured Saturday after a two-week manhunt, prosecutors said.
Friend of Sept. 11 hijackers says he understood motivations
January 5, 2003
A former college student who befriended two Sept. 11 hijackers says what they did was wrong, but he understood how their hatred for American culture would give them “the courage to do what they did.”
South Korea engages Russia’s aid in diplomacy
January 5, 2003
South Korea honed a compromise proposal Saturday to resolve the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program, but Pyongyang warned the situation remained “serious and unpredictable.”
Court rules to reopen murder case
January 5, 2003
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday there was enough evidence to put a Sterling man on trial for the June 2000 death of his ex-wife.
Former Reno County sheriff begins six-month jail sentence
January 5, 2003
While former Reno County Sheriff Larry Leslie was being booked into jail, some of his former employees were crying down the hall.
Baldwin officers still plan to sue city
January 5, 2003
Disgruntled Baldwin Police officers who last year threatened to sue city officials said they welcomed the opportunity to serve under new Chief Mike McKenna.
Work of black KC artists featured in new exhibition at American Jazz Museum
January 5, 2003
A new exhibition opening at the American Jazz Museum features works by members of A Light in the Other Room, a collective of Kansas City-based African-American artists.
Extradition hearing set in alleged al-Qaida case
Indian-born U.S. citizen, two Pakistanis charged in drugs-for-weapons plot
January 5, 2003
Two Pakistanis and an Indian-born U.S. citizen in Hong Kong face proceedings beginning Monday to extradite them to the United States on charges that they plotted to swap drugs for anti-aircraft missiles to sell to the al-Qaida terror network.
Northeast digs out from snow — again
Second ‘blockbuster’ storm in a week hits New York, New England
January 5, 2003
Snowplow crews and residents across the Northeast shoveled out driveways and sidewalks Saturday after the region’s latest storm buried some areas in up to 2 feet of snow.
Gift pets need special attention
January 5, 2003
Many homes received the joy of a new pet this Christmas. But all the activity and excitement can prove to be stressful for the new family member. There are several things that you can do to make the transition easier.
Iraq prepares for war with food handouts
January 5, 2003
Deep in the musty, cold halls of what was once one of Baghdad’s finest shopping malls, Fawzi al Dulani toils to provide the first line of defense for Saddam Hussein.
Animal stories available by e-mail
January 5, 2003
Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then.
Forgo vaccine if dog suffers dangerous reaction
January 5, 2003
I live in California and my dog is due for another rabies shot. When he had his last vaccine, he almost died from a reaction to the shot. His face, throat and tongue became swollen, and he was hospitalized overnight. I don’t want him to go through this again, but the vaccination is required by law. What should I do?
Pioneers outhustle FSHS
January 5, 2003
Jack Schreiner can live with losing an occasional game, but this was more than he could stand. Leavenworth High handed the Free State boys basketball team its first loss of the season, 60-53, on Saturday, leaving the coach flustered by his team’s lack of effort.
Optimists say bull ready to run in ‘03
Improving earnings, low interest rates help spark upbeat mood on Wall Street
January 5, 2003
Investors depressed by three years of losses on Wall Street might take heart in what some analysts are expecting in 2003: A return of the bull.
Gators’ Grossman going pro
Florida quarterback giving up senior year for shot at NFL
January 5, 2003
Rex Grossman decided to leave Florida for the NFL on Saturday, a year to the day his old coach, Steve Spurrier, made the same move.
Too bad game ended in controversy
Pass-interference call helped end Miami’s 34-game winning streak in Fiesta Bowl
January 5, 2003
They lost the game. Finally, they lost a game. But first they won the game. Isn’t this how it had to end — with controversy, chaos and question marks?
AFC Wild-Card Playoffs: Surging Jets pummel Colts
January 5, 2003
After what they went through to make the playoffs, what a waste it would have been to exit early.
NFC Wild-Card Playoffs: Falcons shock Packers
Atlanta hands Green Bay first home playoff loss
January 5, 2003
It looked so perfect for Green Bay. Snow falling. Packers in green and gold. Lambeau Field in January.
What are you reading?
January 5, 2003
Top 25 Roundup: Top-ranked Tide rolls Xavier
No. 1 Alabama pulls away from No. 19 Musketeers for 65-58 victory
January 5, 2003
The No. 1 ranking might soon be history, but Alabama still pronounced itself ready to defend its Southeastern Conference title.
King of Beers still among royalty on Wall Street
January 5, 2003
The nation’s sputtering economy has other companies scaling back or even scrapping holiday parties, but a resilient Anheuser-Busch couldn’t let its landmark 2002 pass without a blowout fit for the self-styled King of Beers.
Big 12 Roundup: Tigers halt Hawkeyes
Clemons scores season-high 27 points in 88-82 victory
January 5, 2003
Never underestimate the value of banking a shot off the glass — even if it’s an accident.
It’s official: Ohio State wins title
Buckeyes receive all 71 first-place votes in final AP football poll
January 5, 2003
Ohio State’s fourth national title was its most memorable of all. The Buckeyes needed two overtimes to win their first championship in 34 years, beating Miami, 31-24, Friday night in the Fiesta Bowl.
Briefcase
January 5, 2003
¢ Corporations, too, need ‘03 resolutions ¢ Complaints: Checklist offers guide for customer service ¢ Opinions: Optimists are few in poll on investing ¢ Internet: Domain firm to settle lawsuit regarding refunds ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Antlerless-only season will end next Sunday
January 5, 2003
Many Kansas hunters are taking advantage of the state’s extended January deer season that will run through next Sunday. However, Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that only white-tailed antlerless deer may be taken during this season.
Rabbit hunting one way to battle winter blues
Season on bunnies never ends
January 5, 2003
For the Kansas outdoorsman or woman, rabbit hunting is a great way to beat the winter blues and put some tasty wild meat on the table.
Tye Chadwicke Carter
January 5, 2003
Outdoor portable heaters can be deadly inside
January 5, 2003
All portable heaters are not created equal. That’s a good rule for outdoors persons to remember when attempting to warm up during cold winter days afield.
Travel briefs
January 5, 2003
¢ Fewer go to see Statue of Liberty ¢ ‘Wooden Shoe Walk’ a tourism kicker ¢ Consumer Reports ends travel letter
Banjo clock stamp new issue for 2003
January 5, 2003
It’s a simple clock, but it changed the way we told time in America.
Tip leads police to body
Person in custody in apparent homicide
January 5, 2003
A police briefing this morning should reveal more details of a killing discovered Saturday in a second-story apartment at Hampton Court complex near 23rd and Iowa streets.
Single moms losing help with day care
January 5, 2003
Christine Davison found out last week she’s about to be dropped from a state-run program that pays part of her child-care bill.
Despite lower crime rates, topic remains significant
January 5, 2003
Serious crime has declined in Kansas in the past decade, but the incoming governor and attorney general both are working on get-tough proposals.
Couple left with little but hope
Residents searching for help after fire destroys home
January 5, 2003
The phone in their room at the Lawrence Holidome works, but David Sears and Anita Owens don’t use it. Instead, calls are made — and a quarter saved — at a nearby gas station.
State completes stocking of fish
January 5, 2003
In November, Wildlife and Parks completed its 2002 stocking of fish raised in state hatcheries at Farlington, Meade, Milford and Pratt.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 5, 2003
Smithsonian’s education value is lost in crowd
January 5, 2003
It was the day after Thanksgiving, and we were in Washington, D.C., and if we belonged to an intelligent species — bears, for example — we would have spent the day in the fetal position, moaning.
Juries’ job is justice, not entertainment
January 5, 2003
Seventy-five years ago, physicist Werner Heisenberg postulated the uncertainty, or indeterminacy, principle: It is impossible to measure simultaneously the velocity and position of a subatomic particle, because measuring the velocity moves the particle in unpredictable ways.
New York novel writer discovers native tongue
January 5, 2003
Julia Glass arrives at a Greenwich Village cafe in a whirl of colors — turquoise scarf, shimmering purple peasant blouse, jade green glasses. It is a fitting outfit for the former painter and author of the visually lush “Three Junes,” the winner of the 2002 National Book Award.
Orwell’s relevance goes beyond ‘1984’, author argues
January 5, 2003
If there’s any question of George Orwell’s legacy, one need only read the newspaper. Recently, politicians have used “Orwellian” to describe the government’s proposed Operation TIPS, which would encourage U.S. citizens to report suspicious activity; the possible fingerprinting of visitors to the United States; and even laws intended to curb “soft money” donations to political campaigns.
Canceling private mortgage insurance can save bundles
January 5, 2003
What if you think your mortgage payment is too high, but you don’t think you can reduce it enough to justify the fees you’d be charged for refinancing? Are you stuck?
No. 10 Sooners sink No. 14 Spartans
Oklahoma uses defense, 21 points from Ere to win in All-College Classic
January 5, 2003
In a matchup of two rugged defensive teams, No. 10 Oklahoma made just a few more plays than 14th-ranked Michigan State.
Park it in any season
Yosemite offers warm winter welcome
January 5, 2003
The valley sparkled, lighted by the kind of sunshine that only a frigid January can bring. Aided and abetted by snow crystals and a sky free of mist, the sun scattered brilliance and shadow across granite escarpments that never fail to captivate. I walked through piney woods, made the first tracks across a few broad meadows and felt still more privileged than I do when I visit Yosemite in summertime.
Business briefs
January 5, 2003
Style briefs
January 5, 2003
¢ Bazaar offers tips for a modern wardrobe ¢ Dry skin can be prevented ¢ Dark days for hair in 2003
Actress finds tragedy, terror, even humor in modern ‘Medea’
January 5, 2003
When Fiona Shaw talks about acting, it pays to listen. “I am a great believer in language and the rhythm of language,” says the Irish-born actress, now giving the best performance on a Broadway stage this season, “and in the rhythm of the play.
Congress loses fervor for term limits
January 5, 2003
Nothing better captures the difference between the Republicans who took over Congress eight years ago and those who control it now than their attitude toward term limits.
Out of the bottle
Musician unleashes quirky talent for variety show benefit
January 5, 2003
Tom Krause can get a concert pitch A out of an empty bottle of Boulevard Pale Ale. Hy-Vee Spring Mint Antiseptic Mouth Rinse rings an A in the octave above, he has discovered. “I put wax in the ones that I can’t find the notes for. My goal is to find every note without wax,” Krause said. “Eventually, I’ll make that knowledge available to the public.”
Kayak tours taking off
Minnesota firm features trips as far as Mongolia
January 5, 2003
One moment, Steve Piragis and his paddling partner were sitting calmly in a kayak just off Ellesmere Island in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The next, they were lifted two feet off the water atop a surfacing walrus.
Jewelry includes ‘Wright stuff’
Conservancy selling earrings, necklaces, bands made of concrete from Fallingwater
January 5, 2003
Fans of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright can now wear a tiny piece of his masterpiece Fallingwater around their necks, on their wrists or dangling from their ears.
Porter services
January 5, 2003
Graves steps up
Junior to start for Simien
January 5, 2003
When Wayne Simien crumpled to the Kemper Arena floor because of a dislocated shoulder on Saturday, Jeff Graves’s fall conditioning suddenly meant a lot more.
Lawrence Commuter Report
January 5, 2003
Horses teach lessons to young offenders
January 5, 2003
The boys at the Judge James V. Riddel Boys Ranch have a new horse for Christmas. Now they’ll have to take care of him — and that’s exactly the point.
Researchers reveal little-known medical facts about King James
January 5, 2003
King James I is best known for rounding up dozens of translators to produce the King James Version of the Bible. James, who ruled England from 1603 to 1625, wrote meditations on matters spiritual, as well as plenty of letters, poems — even a colorful attack on smoking called a “Counterblast to Tobacco.”
New York students predict future of French luxury
January 5, 2003
The future of French luxury products, the granddaddies of the luxury category, lies with today’s youth. So why not ask big-spenders-to-be what they’d like to see on store shelves? Or, better yet, ask them to create models of items they’d want to buy.
Mayer: Even with Simien, KU not as good as last season
January 5, 2003
Things had taken on a much healthier perspective once hyper fans finally faced the truth: This Kansas basketball team even up to Saturday was not as good as the one of a year ago.
Jayhawks hold off Panthers - Kansas Women 66, Georgia St. 58
January 5, 2003
The Kansas University women’s basketball team’s inconsistencies certainly came out in the second half of its battle with Georgia State on Saturday. But so, too, did its resiliency.
Fantastic finish leads Ohio State to national title
January 5, 2003
For 3 1/2 seconds, Miami was national champion once again. Then the flag came flying, the celebration was halted and one of college football’s greatest games kept going.
Horoscopes
January 5, 2003
Arts notes
January 5, 2003
¢ ‘American Pastoral’ to be shown at Kemper ¢ Boat show to include boats and reptiles
Owners choosing cremation to keep companion animals near
January 5, 2003
Sharon Stimpfle still weeps when she reminisces about Sebastian, her Doberman pinscher, and the seven happy years he gave her. “Sebastian was a soul mate. He was the best friend I ever had,” Stimpfle said of her 98-pound bundle of joy. She was teaching him how to dance and spin and weave between her legs.
Rumsfeld wields iron fist at Pentagon
Defense secretary not afraid of making changes, ruffling feathers
January 5, 2003
When the 4-inch-thick review of worldwide U.S. military intelligence first landed on his desk, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was incredulous. And then he started asking questions no one could answer.
Flower power
January 5, 2003
Once the calendar rolls over to a new year, gardeners across the country begin to seek out new flower and vegetable varieties for their gardens. Bedding plants are always in demand. This year, four of them have been distinguished as All-America Selections (AAS) winners. The National Garden Bureau has provided information on what’s new in 2003.
Mutual funds sank in all sectors in 2002
January 5, 2003
If you tried to pick the right sectors in the market last year, well, you tried. Bonds ruled. Stocks sank. Almost all stocks, that is. That made it harder than ever for investors to find corners of the stock market in which to ride out the downturn. This year, the task may be equally tough.
Notebook: Hill’s ailing ankle not healing
Orlando getting antsy about when $90 million man will play again
January 5, 2003
At this point in the game, Grant Hill knows that Tom Petty is wrong, the waiting really isn’t the hard part. It’s the not knowing that’s the most difficult.
Recipes for treats available
January 5, 2003
Bored with baking the usual cookies? Then you obviously haven’t tried making Flea Fighter Fingers, Plaque-Buster Biscuits, Simple Simon’s Birthday Bones, Tuna Tidbits, or Liver Crisps.
Sharing of data to test agency
January 5, 2003
As the government this month begins to turn the new Department of Homeland Security into reality, cobbling together 22 different agencies in an effort to prevent the next terrorist attack, one gaping hole remains, according to critics inside and outside the government.
Arts notes
January 5, 2003
¢ Facets of Japan revealed in Spencer photo show ¢ Arts Commission awards Arts in Education Grants ¢ Lawrence artist’s photos hang in Lincoln exhibition ¢ Hays Arts Council calls for photography entries
Briefly
January 5, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Nominees rebuffed slave reparations ¢ Maryland: Wrongly imprisoned inmate wins pardon ¢ Texas: Bad back sidelines Cabinet member ¢ San Francisco: Infamous kidnapper tries to buy 4-year-old ¢ South Carolina: Infant researcher dies at age 92
Briefly
January 5, 2003
¢ Washington, D.C.: Gephardt starts run with dig at president ¢ Pittsburgh: Three SUVs torched in eco-terror incident ¢ New York: Former boyfriend suspected in killings
News shows list guest lineups
January 5, 2003
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
President’s backers fire on Caracas police force
January 5, 2003
Gunmen aligned with President Hugo Chavez fired on police officers Saturday after the government accused the Caracas police of killing two people during a melee at an opposition rally a day earlier, the police chief said. Two officers were wounded.
KU wins, loses - Kansas 100, UMKC 46
Simien hurt in blowout of ‘Roos
January 5, 2003
Never has a 54-point blowout victory meant so little to Kansas University men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. “You should never say a day is a real downer when you are involved in athletics, but this was one of those. This is a tough scenario,” an emotional Williams said after the Jayhawks routed UMKC, 100-46, on Saturday at Kemper Arena.
Doubters worry about double-dip recession
January 5, 2003
Still hung over from the excesses of the 1990s, the U.S. economy is expected to turn in a lackluster performance in 2003. And that’s the optimistic forecast from business economists.
Trapping is best method to fight moles
January 5, 2003
It seems lately that the normal in nature has become the rare, and that the unusual has become the common. Being the first of January, we are usually locked in the grip of ‘Ol Man Winter anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring.
Rural life changes perspective on poaching
January 5, 2003
Private property is supposed to be the foundation of good citizenship, the instructor of personal responsibility, a stimulus to industry as well as the key to golden prosperity.
4th-quarter rally led to gains for many investors
January 5, 2003
Investors may get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about opening their quarterly mutual fund statements this month. But it’s OK — tear into those fourth-quarter statements, because a pleasant surprise may await. The headlines were scary and the markets were volatile, but most fund investors made money in the fourth quarter.
NBA Roundup: Mavericks stuff Sixers
Nowitzki scores 29 for Dallas
January 5, 2003
Dirk Nowitzki continued his almost-perfect play and Shawn Bradley had another double-double for the Dallas Mavericks.
Society of Film Critics hails Polanski’s ‘Pianist’
Production named best picture at group’s annual awards show
January 5, 2003
“The Pianist,” Roman Polanski’s moving Holocaust drama, was named best picture Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics, which also named Polanski the best director for the film and Adrien Brody, the star, best actor.
Collison: Injury ‘wasn’t pretty’
January 5, 2003
Nick Collison was mighty concerned about Wayne Simien, so Collison came to the aid of his Kansas University basketball teammate Saturday afternoon.
Ex-probation officer charged with sex crimes
January 5, 2003
A former Johnson County probation officer has been accused of soliciting sexual favors from four Missouri women in return for favorable treatment.
Abatement investment
January 5, 2003
If any company is worthy of an 80 percent tax abatement from the city, Serologicals seems to be the one.
Watson whole show for ‘Roos
January 5, 2003
No Wayne Simien was no problem for Kansas University against undernourished UMKC.
Notebook: Hinrich torches ‘Roos for 29 points
January 5, 2003
Kansas senior guard Kirk Hinrich scored a career-high 29 points off a career-best seven three-pointers in the Jayhawks’ 100-46 rout of UMKC on Saturday at Kemper Arena.
On the record
January 5, 2003
Arts notes
January 5, 2003
¢ Wichita author to share tricks of mystery writing ¢ KU professor’s painting to hang in KC exhibition ¢ Museums: Kemper celebrates recent acquisitions
Chess pro searching for game’s life lessons
January 5, 2003
International chess master Josh Waitzkin says his favorite board game is more than child’s play.
Briefly
January 5, 2003
¢ Washington: Report says fingerprints tie sniper suspect to slaying ¢ Chicago: Bomb threat causes flight to be diverted ¢ Ivory Coast: Rebels agree to enter talks with government ¢ Iraq: U.N. weapons inspectors broaden search to north
Bookstore
January 5, 2003
War with Iraq poses many threats
January 5, 2003
The best-equipped military force in world history should quickly and decisively defeat a war-ravaged, poverty-stricken country on the other side of the world.
Lawrence woman to take hair plaiting national
Stylist known for Ren Fest scuffle invited to braid tresses at 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
January 5, 2003
The way things are going, Debra Jennings might have to change her nickname from Braider Deb to the Skater Braider. Jennings has emerged from a much-publicized tangle with the State Board of Cosmetology to become one of the most coveted sets of hands in the Midwest figure skating circuit.
Baldwin police chief anticipates challenges
New leader hopes to turn troubled department around
January 5, 2003
The people of Baldwin didn’t know it, but during last year’s Maple Leaf Festival, a law enforcement officer from out of town had the city under surveillance.
Local briefs
January 5, 2003
¢ State senator arrested on suspicion of DUI ¢ Entertainment: Open acoustic-music jam attracts players weekly ¢ Water resources: State geological survey to measure western wells
Teacher paints murals to liven up school walls
January 5, 2003
Students who wander the maze of hallways at Scott County Central schools aren’t trying to cut class. They just want to get a glimpse of what Damon Jennings is doing.
New congressional leaders confront same old problems
January 5, 2003
Old problems are likely to occupy the new Congress that convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate.
Bush seeks $1 billion boost for education
President says added funds would be directed toward programs for poor children
January 5, 2003
President Bush said Saturday that he would ask Congress to increase by $1 billion the federal money devoted to teaching poor children, but Democrats charged that the amount fell short of the White House pledge last year that no children would be left behind.
Breakfront named for its shape
January 5, 2003
Ever think about how furniture is named? Sometimes it’s named for its use. A stool is a type of seat, but a footstool is a stool used just for the feet. A Windsor chair was named for some chairs found near Windsor, England, by King George II in 1728, although this type of stick-construction chair was first made years before.
People
January 5, 2003
¢ Senators take to big screen ¢ ‘King’s‘ queen to tie knot ¢ Tears flow at singers’ wedding ¢ Hope gives to service families
The Motley Fool
January 5, 2003
¢ Name That Company ¢ Dell’s not-so-small business ¢ Focus on percentages ¢ Time value of money