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Sebelius picks Bremby as her secretary of health and environment
January 7, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 12:19 p.m.) Rod Bremby, a former Lawrence city official for 10 years, was named Tuesday as secretary for health and environment by Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius.
Chinook wind brings warm weather
January 7, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 11:19 a.m.) If the calendar says it’s January, then why is it so warm? A weather anomaly known as a chinook wind will bring the thermometer up into the 60s Tuesday and maybe even 70 on Wednesday, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Legislators asked to be wary how their actions affect city, county, school funds
January 7, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 10:38 a.m.) City, county and school officials had a basic message for the local legislative delegation: If you can’t help us, please don’t hurt us. Nearly 100 people packed the Eldridge Hotel Tuesday morning to meet with state lawmakers from Douglas County to discuss the 2003 legislative session that starts Monday.
Closed Sebelius meetings ruled OK
But judge scolds governor-elect’s secrecy
January 7, 2003
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius was within the law in directing secret meetings of task forces to analyze state spending and services, a state judge ruled Monday.
United cuts fares to lure business travelers
January 7, 2003
Hoping to draw more business travelers, bankrupt United Airlines cut fares sharply Monday for flights involving its two biggest hubs.
Different interests
January 7, 2003
Daily ticker
January 7, 2003
Tight budget means free admissions are history
State society plans to charge fee for visits to historical museums, other sites
January 7, 2003
Learning about Kansas’ colorful history as a free state will soon come with an admission fee.
Monarch Watch pilgrimage at risk
Financial woes endanger school supply trip
January 7, 2003
Money troubles may keep Monarch Watch from delivering 5 tons of school supplies to Mexican children this year.
Local Briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ State budget: Education officials plan funding discussion ¢ Accident: ATV victim identified ¢ Legislation: Lawmakers plan hearing for area organizations ¢ Employment: KU plans job fair
Military term voted 2002 word of year
January 7, 2003
A long-winded phrase whose meaning reflects a nation’s worry about war with Iraq has been voted 2002’s word of the year.
New York, ‘Chicago’ headline Berlin film festival
January 7, 2003
Martin Scorsese’s epic “Gangs of New York” will close this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, organizers said Monday, filling a high-profile slot at the Berlinale’s 53rd edition with a Hollywood blockbuster.
Daniel Evans Miller
January 7, 2003
Antonio M. Molina
January 7, 2003
School board president will run again
Scott Morgan throws hat in ring, ties aspirations with bond issue’s passage
January 7, 2003
The president of the Lawrence school board filed for a second term Monday, declaring his candidacy a referendum on a proposed $59 million bond issue for school construction and renovation.
Ruling’s excerpts show difficulty in defining Sebelius’ present role
January 7, 2003
Excerpts from Shawnee County District Judge Eric Rosen’s ruling in an open meetings lawsuit filed by 14 news organizations against Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius:
Avoid war
January 7, 2003
Candidate to replace Findley is new to district
January 7, 2003
Paul Davis, who has been endorsed by Troy Findley to replace him as state representative for the 46th district, apparently moved to the district only a couple of days ago.
In the halls
January 7, 2003
KU Briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ Workshop to discuss aspects of depression ¢ KU employee gets grant to study Japanese art
Public matters
January 7, 2003
It may be legal for the governor-elect’s task forces to meet in private, but wouldn’t open meetings better serve the public?
Current threats
January 7, 2003
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 7, 2003
Educational funding top concern
Lawrence business leaders seek changes to state’s formula for schools
January 7, 2003
Changing the state’s formula for financing public schools and creating more programs to attract high-tech companies are the top two legislative priorities for area businesses, according to a new survey.
Expected tax cuts lift Dow 170 points
January 7, 2003
Investors’ anticipation of a tax cut reignited the New Year’s rally Monday on Wall Street, sending stocks barreling higher and lifting the Dow Jones industrials more than 170 points.
Congress aims to extend benefits to unemployed
January 7, 2003
Federal unemployment benefits that were cut off for 750,000 jobless workers last month could be the first issue Congress tackles when it convenes for a new session today.
Business Briefcase
January 7, 2003
¢ AT&T to cut jobs ¢ Fast food: PETA protests KFC ¢ Aviation: Boeing deliveries hit lowest level in five years
State Briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ Kansas City, Kan.: Suspect in violent death to undergo evaluation ¢ Topeka: Senator faces hearing for DUI charge
Study: Not everybody understands the facts of moolah
January 7, 2003
How do teens view money? The Nuveen KidSense Money Survey polled 1,000 12- to 17-year-old boys and girls nationwide to learn more about their spending habits.
Bush leaves opening for ‘04
January 7, 2003
It’s an understatement to say George W. Bush starts 2003 in a much stronger political position than when he took office almost two years ago. Bush’s victory in 2000 was the most tenuous for a president in more than a century.
Contest: Journal-World Teen Advisory Board looking for ‘Rooms That Rock’ to feature on 18 & Under page, TV
January 7, 2003
If you think you’ve got the coolest-looking bedroom of any of your friends, check out our “Rooms That Rock” contest.
Saddam accuses inspectors of spying
January 7, 2003
Saddam Hussein accused U.N. arms inspectors Monday of conducting “intelligence work” instead of searching for evidence of banned weapons and blamed the United States for pushing the U.N. teams to overstep their legitimate mandate.
Israel bans Palestinian travel, closes universities after suicide attacks
January 7, 2003
Israel barred a Palestinian delegation from attending a Mideast conference in London and decided to close three Palestinian universities Monday — a relatively muted response to the deadliest suicide attack in nearly a year.
Peppers top rookie defender
Suspension doesn’t stop media from honoring former Tar Heel
January 7, 2003
Not even a four-game suspension could stop Julius Peppers from winning The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award Monday.
Duke men, women ascend to No. 1 in hoops polls
January 7, 2003
Duke jumped to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 Monday, joining the Blue Devils’ women atop the rankings. Connecticut is the only other school to have held the top spots simultaneously.
NFL Playoffs: History favors rested teams in Round 2
January 7, 2003
Something for the wild-card winners to keep in mind as they celebrate: Since the current playoff format started in 1990, teams that had first-round byes are 39-9 in the second round.
Spike wasn’t option for holder
NFL rules director: Only time player can spike is from under center
January 7, 2003
Giants holder Matt Allen could not have spiked the botched snap on the final play of New York’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It’s against the rules.
AP Top 25 Men: Panthers pummel Irish
Lett, No. 6 Pitt muscle past No. 5 Notre Dame
January 7, 2003
The main criticism of No. 6 Pittsburgh all season has been the Panthers haven’t beaten a quality opponent. No one can say that now.
Big 12 Men: K-State upends Central Florida
January 7, 2003
Kansas State didn’t find a rhythm and started the second half slowly, but coach Jim Wooldridge still couldn’t help but smile.
Seabury girls win, boys fall
January 7, 2003
A banner night for Laura Frizell resulted in a rejuvenating victory for Seabury Academy’s girls basketball squad.
Feds approve 32nd Street alignment
$110 million highway extension too destructive, opponents say
January 7, 2003
The federal government says driving a highway through the Baker Wetlands is the best direction for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway, but a coalition of opponents isn’t about to give the project a green light.
Democrats, Bush push economic proposals
Plans aim to stimulate economy with tax cuts
January 7, 2003
President Bush will ask Congress to give unemployed Americans up to $3,000 to pay for their job searches as part of an economic revival package that will cut taxes for 92 million Americans, officials said Monday.
N. Korea neighbors seek U.S. assurances
January 7, 2003
High-level delegations from South Korea and Japan brought their concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program to the Bush administration on Monday and were assured the United States would “work shoulder to shoulder” with them to ease the crisis.
On the record
January 7, 2003
Leach investigation continues
KBI, sheriff’s officers follow leads in 15-year-old disappearance
January 7, 2003
Investigators searching for answers in the nearly 15-year-old disappearance of a Linwood teenager still have numerous leads to check, they said Monday.
Lawrence briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ County to compensate Watkins for testing ¢ Resident charged with burglary, theft
KU bowler earns national accolade
January 7, 2003
Marc D’Errico, a Kansas University junior bowler from Rochester, N.Y., has been named the Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow by the American Bowling Congress.
6News video: US Army Corps of Engineers endorses path through wetlands
January 7, 2003
6News reports on the ruling given Monday by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the path of the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands.
6News video: Judge rules in favor of Governor Elect
January 7, 2003
6News reports on a Shawnee county judges ruling Monday that teams appointed by Governor Elect Kathleen Sebelius can hold closed meetings.
6Sports video: KU women preparing for Cats
January 7, 2003
6Sports reports on the thoughts of KU women’s head basketball coach Marian Washington as her team prepares for the Kansas State Wildcats.
NBA Briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ Wizards’ Jordan earns player of week honor ¢ Wilkens’ job safe despite Raptors’ struggles ¢ Celtics fill roster spot with ex-Husker Moore ¢ Wolves activate Wally ¢ Rebraca placed on IR
KU dispels ‘magic’ - Kansas 83, Iowa State 54
Collison, Jayhawks rout ISU
January 7, 2003
Nick Collison couldn’t have picked a better time, day, or place to play the best game of his college basketball career.
Woodling: Kansas mystical this time
January 7, 2003
All I can figure is the moon was in the seventh house. Perhaps, too, Jupiter was aligned with Mars.
People
January 7, 2003
¢ J. Lo won’t confirm date ¢ Oprah watching her weight ¢ No jackals allowed ¢ Reubens challenges complaint
18 & Under Briefs
January 7, 2003
¢ Teen Advisory Board plans Jan. 27 meeting ¢ We want to pick your brain
Kansas gets $127,000 in Pfizer settlement
January 7, 2003
Kansas will get about $127,000 as part of a $6 million settlement between Pfizer Inc. and 19 states requiring reforms in promoting an antibiotic, the attorney general’s office said Monday.
Old, new favored for Grammy nods
January 7, 2003
Eminem and Bruce Springsteen were favorites to dominate today’s Grammy nominations, but a chanteuse, a teen rocker and an R&B songbird could also be up for multiple honors.
Miss USA passes on Overland Park
San Antonio attracts nationally televised pageant with $500,000 bid
January 7, 2003
The Alamo City will play host to the Miss USA 2003 pageant, which will be televised nationally March 24 on NBC, officials announced Monday.
Report: Many child deaths preventable
January 7, 2003
The deaths of 136 Kansas children in 2000 could have been prevented, according to a new state report.
Roberts seeks Iraqi intelligence on Gulf War pilot
Downed plane remains mystery; Saddam claims missing soldier died
January 7, 2003
Two senators are asking Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for more information about Gulf War pilot Michael Scott Speicher, whom the U.S. Navy declared captured a decade after listing him as dead.
Murray lock for Hall of Fame selection
But will anyone else — including Carter — earn necessary 75 percent of vote today?
January 7, 2003
Eddie Murray is headed to the Hall of Fame. With more than 500 home runs and 3,000 hits, there’s plenty to put on his plaque.
NBA Roundup: Wizards clip Celtics
Resolution working: Squad has won four straight
January 7, 2003
Jerry Stackhouse thinks the Washington Wizards’ success might have as much to do with what they’re doing off the court as what they do on it.
Briefly
January 7, 2003
¢ New York City: GOP picks city to have 2004 national convention ¢ Washington, D.C.: Police deaths drop in 2002 ¢ Venezuela: Oil industry on rebound
America uneasy about Big E’s
January 7, 2003
Another year in the war against terror. Osama bin Laden? Who knows where he is, or if he is. The new U.S. enemy is an old nemesis of another president named Bush: Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.
Horoscopes
January 7, 2003
Search launched in child neglect, death
January 7, 2003
Police hunted for a go-go dancer Monday after a 7-year-old boy in her care was found dead in a plastic storage bin and his two brothers were discovered, beaten and starving, in a locked basement room.
Troops from across U.S. ship out for Persian Gulf region
January 7, 2003
Thousands of Marines, sailors and soldiers headed Monday for the Persian Gulf region, shipping out from California, Georgia and Maryland as the buildup for a possible war with Iraq accelerated sharply.
Congress that convenes today is slightly more diverse
January 7, 2003
A record 22 Hispanics will be sworn into the House of Representatives today, and there will be 37 blacks, one more than last year. But despite the slightly greater diversity, Congress remains far more white and male than the people it writes laws for.
Egypt makes Christmas national holiday
January 7, 2003
A presidential decree making Christmas — which falls today on Egypt’s Coptic Christian calendar — a national holiday is focusing attention on relations between Christians and Muslims in this overwhelmingly Islamic country.
Book revisits life on family farm
January 7, 2003
There are times, Mil Penner admits, when he’s tempted to lie down in the swatch of tallgrass prairie he has planted in his front yard and imagine what his ancestors saw when they first settled Section 27 more than 125 years ago.
Cyclones ‘gagged’ early
January 7, 2003
That wasn’t a concussion grenade that went off in Hilton Coliseum on Monday night. It wasn’t a mortar round, either.
Notebook: Jayhawks say schedule beneficial
January 7, 2003
Kansas University played a rugged nonconference schedule this preseason. Iowa State did not.
Police find older brother of boy who suffocated
January 7, 2003
Police have found the 16-year-old brother of a boy whose lifeless body was taken by his adoptive father to a hospital Dec. 29.
Midlife paunch shaves years off life
January 7, 2003
People who are overweight at 40 are likely to die at least three years sooner than those who are slim, meaning that in terms of life expectancy, being fat during middle age is just as bad as smoking, researchers say.
6News video: Suspect charged in weekend slaying
January 7, 2003
6News reports on the charges filed against David Joel Uptain in the murder of Michael Riley.
6Sports video: Hawks rout Cyclones in Big 12 opener
January 7, 2003
6Sports reports on the Jayhawk’s conference opener against the Iowa State Cyclones.
Briefly
January 7, 2003
¢ California: Winds fan wildfires, contribute to 2 deaths ¢ California: Commuter train derails after deadly collision ¢ Colorado: Former forest worker pleads guilty in wildfire ¢ Minnesota: Internet-surfing dad jailed in son’s drowning ¢ Illinois: Swindling scheme brings prison term ¢ California: Military satellite launched into orbit ¢ Baltimore: Snow wreaks havoc in Mid-Atlantic states
Suspect charged in slaying
January 7, 2003
The man police say killed a Lawrence cook who let him stay in his apartment was charged Monday with second-degree murder.
Cowboy trade show aims for rootin’-tootin’ good impression
January 7, 2003
You could call it a cowboy convention. The first Lawrence Cowboy Winter Gathering, a trade show billed as “a celebration honoring Kansas’ cowboy culture,” is set for Jan. 17-18 at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Louise L. Stephanou
January 7, 2003
New brain imaging center a boon to KU researchers
January 7, 2003
Kansas University researchers are about to get access to $8.8 million in state-of-the-art equipment not found anywhere else in the region.
24’ and ‘Shield’ give Tuesdays a jolt
January 7, 2003
Fans of white-knuckle television now have a night to call their own. Viewers can flip from the can’t-miss “24” (8 p.m., Fox) to “The Shield” (9 p.m., FX), the terrific, if hyper-violent, cop show that has become one of my favorite dramas.
NFL admits error
League: Pass interference should have been called
January 7, 2003
The San Francisco 49ers’ 24-point comeback victory over the New York Giants ended with an officiating error.
Women’s AP Top 25: Top eight same; Buckeyes enter
January 7, 2003
Jim Foster is working fast at Ohio State. Less than two months into Foster’s tenure, Ohio State joined the AP women’s basketball poll for the first time in three years Monday, riding a seven-game winning streak into the rankings at No. 23.
Dining with (the) class
January 7, 2003
Dining with class — what does this make you think of? Probably a guy, a girl and fancy restaurant.
Clinton had role in current world crises
January 7, 2003
It’s tempting, although not entirely fair, to look at the developing U.S. confrontations these days with Iraq and North Korea and blame Bill Clinton.