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Woman dies in rural traffic accident
January 20, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 10:17 a.m.) An Overbrook woman was killed when her car ran off the road into a culvert late Sunday afternoon less than three miles north of Overbrook on an Osage County road.
More snow expected for Wednesday
January 20, 2003
(Updated Monday at 9:53 a.m.) Much of last week’s 4 inches of snow could be gone by Monday afternoon. But don’t put away your snow shovel yet. Another round of snow is on the way Wednesday, says Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
People
January 20, 2003
¢ Jagger-Lennon record for sale ¢ Deconstructing Michael ¢ Better late than never ¢ J. Lo says they have to go
Briefly
January 20, 2003
¢ Maryland: Boy dies after falling through thin ice on lake ¢ Florida: Astronauts set fires for research on soot ¢ Tennessee: Last Union widow of Civil War dies ¢ Michigan: Winds close bridge, cause 31-car pileup
Sports issue
January 20, 2003
History Channel easy on Roosevelt
January 20, 2003
Few Americans have lived as strenuously, or with as many varied interests and activities, as Theodore Roosevelt, the subject of the four-hour, two-night documentary “TR: An American Lion” (8 p.m., History).
Pittsburgh lineman shot
January 20, 2003
Pittsburgh defensive lineman Tyre Young was shot in the left shoulder outside a bar during a fight, police said Sunday.
Honduran goalie killed
January 20, 2003
Men wielding automatic weapons gunned down the Honduran national soccer team’s starting goalkeeper Sunday as he sat in his parked car in the country’s second-largest city.
Ranked Big 12 teams expect to be shuffled
January 20, 2003
Going up: Oklahoma State and Kansas University. Going down, and fast: Missouri. Holding in voter limbo: Texas and Oklahoma.
Bond’s success crucial to South
Principal says building’s deficiencies merit voters’ consideration in April
January 20, 2003
Principal Russell Blackbird says a tour of South Junior High School is usually enough to convince visitors the building isn’t worth saving.
Worker groups lobby for raises
January 20, 2003
After a year without pay increases, three separate groups of Kansas University employees will be vying for raises at the Statehouse this legislative session.
Museum honors namesake
Elizabeth Watkins donated to KU, community
January 20, 2003
While William Quantrill’s infamy for burning Lawrence is well-documented, a group of historians is recognizing a woman who played a key role in rebuilding the city.
On the money
January 20, 2003
Home mortgage rates are at historic lows. Is the time right for you to buy a new home?
Awards set gold standard
Chicago,’ ‘The Hours’ favorite movies at Golden Globes
January 20, 2003
The sultry jazz musical “Chicago” won the Golden Globe for best musical-comedy Sunday while “The Hours” was honored as best film drama.
Kangaroo’ captain at box office
January 20, 2003
A kangaroo hopped past comedian Martin Lawrence at the weekend box office.
Joan Usher Longhurst
January 20, 2003
Powell disagrees with Bush on affirmative action case
January 20, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he disagrees with President Bush’s position on an affirmative action case before the Supreme Court, as the White House called for more money for historically black colleges.
Letter attributed to bin Laden urges Islamic unity
January 20, 2003
A statement purportedly written by Osama bin Laden urges Muslims to stop fighting each other and unite against the “crusader coalition” that is attacking the Islamic world, according to excerpts published Sunday in a London-based Arab newspaper.
Immigration creates need for bilingual educators
January 20, 2003
The state’s growing immigrant population is creating big need for educators who speak Spanish.
Russia offers settlement proposal to N. Korea
January 20, 2003
Russia presented a settlement plan to North Korean leaders Sunday and U.S. diplomats broadened offers of aid to the impoverished North, speeding the pace of diplomacy to resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.
Dorothea Jane Bigsby
January 20, 2003
Report finds resurgent segregation
January 20, 2003
Forty years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought to integrate American society, its schools have become more racially segregated, according to the authors of a Harvard study.
Many offices, banks closed for holiday
January 20, 2003
Government offices in Lawrence will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
By any name…
January 20, 2003
Let’s hope we need no special title for an armed conflict of the near future. Anyone remember what terms were used to refer to the global hostilities before Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941?
Graves history
January 20, 2003
Els secures Sony title in playoff
Big Easy’s big-time birdie earns second win in two weeks
January 20, 2003
In a thrilling battle that ended with an unlikely birdie, Ernie Els outlasted 21-year-old Aaron Baddeley in a playoff Sunday to win the Sony Open and become the first player in 14 years to win the first two PGA Tour events of the season.
McGahee’s decision simply careless
Injured Miami running back should have used junior season as rehab stint before entering NFL Draft
January 20, 2003
The serious knee injury Willis McGahee sustained in the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl was unfortunate, indeed.
KU football adds linemen
January 20, 2003
Kansas University’s football program gained a pair of oral commitments from high school linemen on Sunday night.
Raiders early favorite to win Super Bowl
January 20, 2003
Oddsmakers like the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl just about as much as bettors do.
On the record
January 20, 2003
Replay not so instant at end of Pacers’ win
Officials took 17 minutes to review shot
January 20, 2003
The NBA rule book says instant replay reviews must be conducted and processed in two minutes or fewer.
KU official to appear on KCUR radio show
January 20, 2003
The associate director of Kansas University’s Center for Research on Learning will be a guest on a KCUR radio program Wednesday.
Local briefs
January 20, 2003
¢ Kansas Day: Activities to honor state ¢ Student Union Bowling feeds hungry ¢ University Forum Lecture series resumes
KU leaps to No. 6 in AP Top 25
January 20, 2003
Helped by six of the top 11 teams losing Saturday, the Jayhawks have jumped six spots to No. 6 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Kansas (13-3 overall, 3-0 Big 12) received more than 500 more votes than last week. Then-No. 1 Duke, No. 6 Connecticut, No. 8 Illinois, No. 9 Alabama, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 11 Missouri each lost Saturday. Arizona, which will play Kansas on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, is now No. 1 with 67 of 72 first-place votes.
Anti-war protests less peaceful as weekend rally ends in D.C.
January 20, 2003
Dancing in a conga line and shouting calls for peace, demonstrators on Sunday pressed as close to the White House grounds as they could get to demand that President Bush back off Iraq. Police swiftly arrested those who breached barricades.
Hill to visit KU
January 20, 2003
Steven Hill, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound junior center from Branson High in Branson, Mo., will make his official visit to Kansas next weekend, Hill told Jon Kirby of rivals.com. Hill has already made official visits to Missouri and Arkansas.
Gannon quietly succeeds
January 20, 2003
Rich Gannon chases perfection every time he steps on the football field, whether it’s in a minicamp practice or the AFC championship game.
McNabb fails in crunch time
January 20, 2003
Donovan McNabb had no room to run and nowhere to pass. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers completely shut down McNabb and Philadelphia’s offense Sunday, beating the Eagles, 27-10, to advance to the Super Bowl.
Justice without death penalty
January 20, 2003
Arbitrary, capricious, immoral. America’s death penalty is all of those things. Finally, a politician has had the guts to stand up and say so and do something about it.
Briefly
January 20, 2003
¢ United Nations: U.S. to fight Libya post ¢ Afghanistan: Campaign nets 500 guns ¢ Jerusalem: Sharon rejects peace plan ¢ Australia: Wildfire toll reaches 4
Wichita to add ozone to reservoir to fight bad odor
January 20, 2003
A musty smell has lingered in the city’s water supply since October, and city officials are turning to ozone gas as a possible remedy.
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Maine’s discount drug law
January 20, 2003
Carleen Simpson planned carefully for a retirement that would allow her to travel, including regular trips north of the border for cheaper prescription drugs.
San Francisco bans scooter from sidewalks
January 20, 2003
With its love of geek chic and congested streets, San Francisco might have been expected to embrace Segway, the environmentally friendly, self-balancing personal vehicle that promises to entice people out of their smog-spewing cars.
More warheads found in Iraq
U.S., U.N. warn: ‘Time is running out’ on talks
January 20, 2003
Top U.N. officials said Baghdad disclosed it found four more empty chemical warheads like a dozen others discovered last week, and they said there had been “some progress” Sunday in talks to win greater Iraqi cooperation with arms inspectors.
Kings urge people to find solutions, not wait for another activist to lead
January 20, 2003
In the 34 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, people have watched for a new leader to emerge who could carry the banner for political and social justice with as much influence among American blacks.
Diet restraint not impossible
January 20, 2003
As one who prefers “comfortable fit” khakis to the other kind, I hesitate to weigh in — as it were — on obesity.
City commission
January 20, 2003
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
Langford lighting it up
Guard scoring 16.4 points a game as a sophomore
January 20, 2003
Whether inside or outside, by feathery jumper or violent slam dunk, Keith Langford has been scoring points in bunches this season.
Companies show off latest gadgets
Devices getting smaller, smarter, cheaper
January 20, 2003
Download your favorite TV show and take it on the road for viewing. Or wirelessly stream music from your computer hard drive to the living room stereo. Too lazy to fetch those peanuts from the kitchen? Send your personal robot.
Cell phones can be used for a lot more than talking
January 20, 2003
“Huh? Whose phone is this?” “Mine.” “NU-uh.” “Yeah. I just bought it from a friend.” Julie picked up Katy’s blue and silver Sprint LG wireless phone and flipped it up. “This is cool. I want one,” Julie said, examining the phone.
Basketball Roundup: Wildcats rip Huskers
KSU women win by largest margin ever against NU
January 20, 2003
Before Sunday, Kansas State hadn’t won a women’s basketball game at the Devaney Sports Center in eight years.
Dog trainer readies animals for police
January 20, 2003
It only took Rocko a couple minutes to find his tennis ball — and along with it a small bag of marijuana.
Horoscopes
January 20, 2003
AFC Championship: Gannon guides Oakland - Raiders 41, Titans 24
Quarterback responsible for four TDs
January 20, 2003
The Oakland Raiders did more than “Just win, baby!” They won their way, mixing that famous renegade style of their past with the pass-happy method of the present to defeat Tennessee, 41-24, on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.
NFC Championship: Gruden directs Bucs to first Super Bowl - Buccaneers 27, Eagles 10
January 20, 2003
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dismissed all of it: the 26-degree weather, hostile Veterans Stadium and an inability to win a road playoff game.
Ultrasound shows fetus in vivid 3-D
January 20, 2003
Dr. Paul Gisi and his wife, Shawna, haven’t had the pleasure of holding their baby boy yet. But, with the help of some high-tech wizardry, they know exactly what he looks like.
Anti-abortion activists see chance for change
January 20, 2003
Anti-abortion activists marking this week’s 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision say they have their first chance in years to put a dent in abortion rights now that Republicans control the House, Senate and the White House.
Foreign statement denies abortion rights
January 20, 2003
There was a moment last month when the Bush administration overturned Roe vs. Wade. You may not have noticed because it happened in Bangkok — out of sight, out of media mind.
Georgia wants vote on flag design
January 20, 2003
The day before what would have been the 74th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., last week, some 300 demonstrators marched down the street bearing his name en route to the Georgia Capitol.
Duke’s loss means end of undefeated teams
January 20, 2003
Maryland’s victory over top-ranked Duke ensured there wouldn’t be an undefeated Division I team at the end of the season.
NBA Roundup: McGrady magnificent
Orlando forward has 35 points, 11 rebounds in win
January 20, 2003
Tracy McGrady showed Toronto fans what they’re missing. McGrady had 35 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists against his former team, leading Orlando to a 101-93 victory over the Raptors on Sunday.
Volunteers needed for summit
January 20, 2003
Agency: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Partnership for Children and Youth Contact Person: Becky Twedt, 842-5006
Shrouded visitor makes annual toast at Poe’s grave
January 20, 2003
With his face hidden beneath a dark hood, a man crept into a bitterly cold downtown graveyard before dawn on Sunday and raised a solitary birthday toast to Edgar Allan Poe.