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Divers recover stolen car from Kansas River
January 21, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.) Divers helped drag a stolen car Tuesday from the frigid Kansas River near the Eighth Street boat ramp.
More city and school candidates emerge as filing period ends
January 21, 2003
(Updated Tuesday at 3:17 p.m.) As the noon deadline approached on Tuesday, at least two more candidates filed for the Lawrence City Commission. Seven more candidates emerged for the Lawrence school board. And one candidate was poised to run for both — simultaneously.
United Way raises $1.425 million
January 21, 2003
(Updated Thursday at 6:29 p.m.) United Way of Douglas County fell short of its fund-raising goal in 2002, but the $1.425 million raised still set a single-year record for the organization.
Judge orders Internet providers to help trace online pirates
January 21, 2003
Internet providers must abide by music industry requests to track down computer users who illegally download music, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case that could dramatically increase online pirates’ risk of being caught.
Sketch artist of Broadway dies
January 21, 2003
Show-biz caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, who with his curlicued, pen-and-ink drawings captured the biggest stars of Broadway and Hollywood, from Charlie Chaplin and Ethel Merman to Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld, died Monday. He was 99.
Lawrence Briefs
January 21, 2003
¢ Masked suspect robs Baldwin restaurant ¢ American Legion flagpole vandalized ¢ Organization honors Kansas natives ¢ Judge to set sentence for gruesome murders ¢ Lawmakers pan plan to limit session pay
Democratic hopefuls court black voters
January 21, 2003
Democrats vying for the White House used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to criticize President Bush’s record on civil rights and try to win support of black voters.
Visit to Raelian headquarters full of sci-fi imagery
January 21, 2003
From the first sight of a futuristic, curving concrete building amid the barns and grain silos of southern Quebec farmland, something is off-beam.
Rollins’ opinions, jokes jell for charismatic act
January 21, 2003
The love affair between Henry Rollins and the sound of his own voice must surely rank high on the list of great romances of the modern era. It seems that any time someone’s looking for an opinion on something (particularly pop culture), Rollins is there.
Weight, balance errors suspected in plane’s crash
January 21, 2003
Flying too close to the known limits for a plane’s weight and balance can have catastrophic consequences for a commuter aircraft — as the crash that killed 21 people in Charlotte earlier this month may very well have shown.
Attorney says lawsuit against Westar isn’t broad enough
January 21, 2003
An attorney who has been critical of Westar Energy Inc. and its former chairman says he and other lawyers are watching a shareholder lawsuit filed against the company.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
January 21, 2003
Oscar move may devalue Golden Globes
January 21, 2003
When it comes to predicting Oscar winners, the closest thing Hollywood has to a crystal ball is the Golden Globes.
Local Briefs
January 21, 2003
¢ Single-car accident kills Overbrook driver ¢ State: Roe v. Wade anniversary sparks events at Capitol ¢ City: Candidates must file by noon deadline
Horoscopes
January 21, 2003
Ottawa tough foe for Baldwin
January 21, 2003
Top-seeded Ottawa High has been rolling through its boys basketball season heading into the Baldwin Tournament today — just the opposite of its first-round opponent, the host Bulldogs.
Big 12 Men: OU outlasts Texas Tech in OT
January 21, 2003
Held in check for much of the night and knocked out of the game for a while, Hollis Price came through at the end for No. 7 Oklahoma.
Ostertag has grasp of what matters
Perhaps happy-go-lucky former Kansas basketball player has matured more than he realizes
January 21, 2003
He looks different now. But then, that’s what selfless acts of bravery can do to a person.
Walker’s putback lifts Tonganoxie
Late bucket helps Eudora survive Pleasant Ridge
January 21, 2003
Jacob Walker’s only two points of the night couldn’t have come at a better time.
Bigsby services
January 21, 2003
Ceremony honors King’s spirit
January 21, 2003
Though he’s been dead 34 years, the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. still guides us in dealing with today’s problems, speakers at a commemorative service said Monday.
Study: Women with heart disease not getting preventive drugs
January 21, 2003
A new study adds to the evidence that many women who suffer heart attacks are not getting adequate treatment.
Bankers changing holiday philosophy
January 21, 2003
Times are changing for bankers along with their time cards. Lawrence-based Peoples Bank announced Monday that it was putting an end to the common practice of closing its bank branches on all federal holidays.
Top 25 Roundup: Wild finish lifts Miami over UConn
Rice scores 43 points, hits game-winning bucket as Hurricanes stun No. 11 Huskies
January 21, 2003
Darius Rice played brilliantly for 40 minutes and still managed to save his best for last.
Legislation proposed to aid volunteer firefighters’ families
January 21, 2003
When Chris Lesser walks into a burning building, he wants to know his three children could receive a college education if he was killed.
People
January 21, 2003
¢ Spiking ‘Barbershop’ humor ¢ Living memorial for Strummer ¢ Scorsese scores top honor ¢ One of the screwy ones
Briefly
January 21, 2003
¢ Canada: Avalanche kills 7; 3 are from U.S. ¢ Netherlands: Former Serb president surrenders to tribunal ¢ Switzerland: Iraq comes under Olympic scrutiny ¢ Cuba: Elian Gonzalez’s father elected to parliament
Heart and imagination
January 21, 2003
Editor’s note: Lawrence High School students in Joy Clumsky’s creative writing class wrote poems evolving from four required words fused with heart and imagination. Here are the students’ poems:
Bush honors King as race issues swirl
President says ‘there’s more to do’ to reach equality
January 21, 2003
President Bush, criticized for decisions on affirmative action and conservative federal judgeships, said Monday “there’s still prejudice holding people back” from Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality.
Powell: U.N. can’t ‘shrink’ on Iraq
January 21, 2003
Secretary of State Colin Powell warned a skeptical United Nations on Monday that the world “must not shrink” from confronting Iraq if it fails to disarm, brushing aside last-ditch offers by Baghdad to cooperate more fully with U.N. weapons inspectors.
NBA Roundup: Pierce’s 40 propel Celts
Boston rallies from 23 down to beat Philadelphia
January 21, 2003
Antoine Walker didn’t let a sore knee affect his shooting. Walker scored 33 points, including the winning 3-pointer in the final minute, and former Jayhawk Paul Pierce had 40, leading the Boston Celtics to a 100-99 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Bucs’ long wait for Super Bowl trip over
January 21, 2003
Jon Gruden was a no-show, and several of his players came in disguise. The man who coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into their first Super Bowl stayed behind Monday to game-plan for Sunday’s title game against Oakland.
Second ‘Idol’ delays airing of superior ‘24’
January 21, 2003
“American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) returns for a second season with a 90-minute premiere, followed by “American Idol Revisited” (8:30 p.m.), a half-hour glance back at last summer’s show. “Idol” hasn’t even begun, but I’m sick of it already.
Arizona to visit KU as top-ranked team
Jayhawks climb to No. 6 in poll
January 21, 2003
Preaseason No. 1 Arizona reclaimed the top spot in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll Monday after a four-week hiatus.
Shirar services
January 21, 2003
Business Briefcase
January 21, 2003
¢ Kmart appoints CEO ¢ Taxes: ‘Whistle-blower’ lawsuit settled by Walt Disney
James L. Allen
January 21, 2003
Journal-World searching for young songwriters
January 21, 2003
Lawrence and area high school teenagers have the opportunity to enter a national songwriting contest.
Journal-World Teen Advisory Board looking for ‘Rooms That Rock’ to feature on 18 & Under page, TV; deadline set for Friday
January 21, 2003
If you think you’ve got the coolest-looking bedroom of any of your friends, check out our “Rooms That Rock” contest.
Basketball Notes: Simien shooting at practice, sitting at games
January 21, 2003
Wayne Simien sure looks like he’s healthy when he’s sticking jump shot after jump shot in non-contact drills at practice.
Local official defends Porter
Smysor: Fiesta Bowl ref made correct call
January 21, 2003
Before he was so rudely interrupted by a heart attack, Frank Smysor was seething about the media treatment of Big 12 Conference football official Terry Porter.
Nettie Pearl Moore
January 21, 2003
Colleagues recall former state senator
January 21, 2003
Jim Allen, a former state senator whose district included southern Douglas County, died Monday. He was 68.
23-year-old files for city commission race
January 21, 2003
Most candidates for city commission run only after they’ve spent a few years establishing themselves professionally and personally in the community.
Officials say affirmative action case not likely to have effect on KU
January 21, 2003
Kansas University officials think their admissions processes would be safe even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a University of Michigan law school policy that allows affirmative action.
Skipping class
January 21, 2003
Kansas University teachers who didn’t show up for class last week aren’t setting a good example for students or showing the kind of commitment that impresses state legislators.
Blair eloquent in support of Bush policy
January 21, 2003
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is no Margaret Thatcher, but he sounded like her clone when he took to the floor of the House of Commons last Wednesday during the weekly Question Time and gave a spirited defense for the necessity of toppling Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
People problem
January 21, 2003
Price issue
January 21, 2003
Spending cap
January 21, 2003
Parking trap
January 21, 2003
U.N., Iraq settle on new inspection steps
January 21, 2003
Chief weapons inspectors and Iraqi officials ended two days of critical talks on Monday with a 10-point agreement to make U.N. inspections more effective and possibly help answer questions about what happened to thousands of chemical and biological weapons.
Columbia to vote on proposal to lessen marijuana penalties
January 21, 2003
A group of students at the University of Missouri-Columbia have gathered enough signatures to force a vote in the city on legalizing marijuana for medical use and reducing penalties for those caught with small amounts of the drug.
Board grants easement for utility
January 21, 2003
The Lawrence school board is doing its part to help Westar Energy of Topeka shed its $3.6 billion debt.
Search goes south for missing woman
January 21, 2003
The husband of a missing Modesto woman said he traveled to southern California to spread the search over a wider geographic area.
Alzheimer’s linked to gene variant
January 21, 2003
A variation in a gene that is supposed to help the brain break down cholesterol may play a role in some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.
BAE, Boeing dismiss merger talks
January 21, 2003
Aerospace company BAE Systems on Monday dismissed as speculative a report that it has had exploratory talks with Boeing Co. about a possible merger that would create a $32 billion defense business.
Tyson to expand products beyond chicken
January 21, 2003
Tyson isn’t just about chicken anymore. The company said Monday that it would begin selling beef and pork products under the Tyson brand name beginning later this month.
Venus advances to semifinal round
Williams on course to meet sister in Australian Open final
January 21, 2003
Venus Williams served at near-record speeds and overcame distractions from the crowd to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.
Bulldog girls rout Wellsville, 64-24
January 21, 2003
Kari Garrison scored 19 points and Emily Brown added 16, helping Baldwin High’s girls basketball squad improve to 10-1 with a 64-24 rout of Wellsville.
Former Jayhawk Duncan enters NFL draft
January 21, 2003
Former Kansas University running back Reggie Duncan is one of 45 underclassmen who have applied for early entry to the NFL Draft.
6News video: New York doctor shares story
January 21, 2003
6News reports on the Dr. Yvonne Thornton, the keynote speaeker at the Lawrence event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
6News video: Bond money would help South Junior High
January 21, 2003
6News reports on some of the problems plaguing staff members and students at South Junior High school.
6Sports video: Hawks make it 25 straight over Cats
January 21, 2003
6Sports reports on last Saturday’s KU mens basketball game against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Former Jayhawk on Tampa Bay roster
January 21, 2003
Ron Warner, a reserve defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is the only former Kansas University football player who will suit up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.
6Sports video: Duncan eligble for NFL draft
January 21, 2003
6Sports reports on KU tailback Reggie Duncan’s eligibility for the April NFL draft.
On the record
January 21, 2003
Candidates trumpet county sales tax for schools
Lawrence officials take wait-and-see attitude on whether to follow Johnson County’s financing lead
January 21, 2003
It sounds like a miracle cure for public school budgets. Just convince voters in Douglas County to pass a quarter-cent sales tax for education and as much as $2.5 million annually will pour into cash-strapped districts in Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin.
Lawrence influence evident among Sebelius staff members
January 21, 2003
Some are calling it a “Lawrence mafia.” Though Lawrence represents only about 3 percent of the state’s population, the city’s residents make up a large portion of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration.
Bond would put schools for sale
District plans new uses for buildings
January 21, 2003
The Lawrence school district may have to juggle disposition of five properties if elementary school consolidation plans fall into place.
Professor shares lessons from Iraq
January 21, 2003
Despite strong rhetoric from the Bush administration condemning their country, Iraqis remain generally positive toward the United States.
London Police storm mosque in ricin-linked investigation
January 21, 2003
Police using ladders and battering rams raided a London mosque — a known center of radical Islam led by a suspected terrorist — and arrested seven men early Monday in connection with the recent discovery of the deadly poison ricin.
Scientists analyze falls among elderly
January 21, 2003
The elderly man stepped onto an elevated track and began walking, sensors measuring his gait, muscle use and the force of each step. Suddenly he slipped — and cameras filmed his limbs flailing as he fought to stay upright.
Russian pleased with talks in N. Korea
January 21, 2003
North Korean President Kim Jong Il heard a Russian plan for ending his nation’s nuclear standoff during talks Monday with a Moscow envoy, his first known meeting with a foreigner since the crisis started.
Longhurst services
January 21, 2003
Briefly
January 21, 2003
¢ Geneva: Libyan elected to rights post ¢ West Bank: Draft constitution creates position of prime minister ¢ Washington, D.C.: Clinical tests ordered on drugs for children ¢ Washington, D.C.: New epilepsy drug for children approved
Kmart loss
January 21, 2003
Bush ready for confrontation
January 21, 2003
Saddam Hussein should be quite unhappy that the Bush White House has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a college preferential-admissions program for minorities.
Is higher ed expense justified?
January 21, 2003
“Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends.” — Woody Allen
Violence surges in Venezuela; Carter presses for peace
January 21, 2003
Former President Jimmy Carter renewed efforts to mediate Venezuela’s political crisis Monday even as violence surged again between supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez. Gunfire during a protest march left one dead and 15 wounded, officials said.