Archive for Friday, January 24, 2003

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Stepdad found not guilty on charges
January 24, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 5:31 p.m.) A Douglas County jury on Friday found Lawrence Rieke not guilty of four misdemeanor charges of providing alcohol to minors, including a teen who was convicted in a manslaughter case.
KU counselors to visit high schools
January 24, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 10:22 a.m.) High school students who want to learn more about Kansas University will get their chance next month.
Warmer weather ahead
January 24, 2003
(Web Posted Friday at 9:43 a.m.) Say goodbye to the bitter cold, says a local weather forecaster. The big chill that brought sub-zero temperatures to Lawrence on Wednesday and Thursday will give way to warmer weather this weekend, said Matt Makens, 6News meteorologist.
Chain-reaction accident ties up early morning traffic
January 24, 2003
(Updated Friday at 5:39 p.m.) Lack of attention caused a chain-reaction series of rear-end accidents that tied up rush hour traffic Friday morning on Sixth Street just west of Tennessee Street near Lawrence’s downtown.
World Online Arts & Entertainment Calendar
January 24, 2003
Ray joins Cavaliers’ staff
January 24, 2003
Former NBA center Clifford Ray was added to Cleveland’s coaching staff on Thursday, reuniting him with new Cavaliers coach Keith Smart.
My Hands Are Lethal Weapons: I Know Martial Arts
January 24, 2003
It is believed that an ancient Taoist priest had a dream about a rattlesnake and a crane in combat and was therefore inspired to create the first movements of tai chi. Regardless of how tai chi started, it has grown into something that the Taoist priest and those early practitioners would never believe.
There Are Alternatives
January 24, 2003
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are those that fall ouside the dominate system of treating health and diseases. CAM medicine is not recommended as a replacement for conventional medicine. But if you believe in the healing power of nature and the recuperative power of the body, CAM medicine may be for you.
Confessions’ dissects TV creep Chuck Barris
January 24, 2003
He was a TV producer credited with opening the floodgates of network bad taste. He was a successful songwriter who composed the top-five hit “Palisades Park.” He was also a CIA operative responsible for killing 33 people. According to his 1982 autobiography “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” Chuck Barris was a lot of things. The Philadelphia-born entrepreneur made many outrageous claims in his tell-all tome, the most far-fetched of which has yet to be substantiated. Barris revealed that he was recruited in 1963 by the CIA when he answered a “College graduate: Free to travel” ad.
Nicholas Nickleby’ actor updates Dickens
Charlie Hunnam leads winning ensemble cast
January 24, 2003
“I’ve spent three and a half years in America auditioning for American roles trying to perfect this accent,” says British actor Charlie Hunnam. “Then my first starring role is to play a Dickensian Englishman, which is about as English as it gets. So I had to get a dialect coach to teach me how to speak English again. Isn’t that just ludicrous?”
Journal-World searching for songwriters
January 24, 2003
Lawrence teenagers have the opportunity to enter a national songwriting contest.
Kerry urges caution on war with Iraq
January 24, 2003
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, a Democratic presidential candidate, urged the Bush administration on Thursday to tread slowly and gain support from allies before launching a military strike on Iraq.
Celestial delight
January 24, 2003
The new statue atop the Capitol in Topeka is well worth the effort to get it on display. It took a lot of doing, and many individuals and agencies came under fire for their efforts to bring the project to fruition. But most people who drive through Topeka on a clear night and see the “Ad Astra” statue shooting for the stars atop the state’s Capitol are inclined to agree it was all worth it.
Move the protests
January 24, 2003
U.S. in hot seat at forum
January 24, 2003
The United States was in the hot seat at Thursday’s gathering of the world’s business and political leaders, criticized for a go-it-alone foreign policy that many fear will lead to war with Iraq and for a sluggish economy hampering a global revival.
Iraq’s neighbors ask for cooperation
January 24, 2003
Fearing war could trigger a crisis in the region, Iraq’s neighbors urged Saddam Hussein on Thursday to cooperate fully with U.N. arms inspectors. They avoided any public call for the Iraqi leader to step down.
Rumsfeld doesn’t step back from ‘old Europe’ remark
January 24, 2003
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s blunt talk made him a celebrity in the early months of the anti-terror war, but his more recent comments are coming back to bite in the more complicated run-up to a possible war with Iraq.
Tribes to unveil plans for casino
January 24, 2003
Two American Indian tribes plan to unveil next week their proposal for a $150 million casino project near Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County. The Kickapoo and the Sac and Fox tribes will outline the plan next Thursday to the federal and state affairs committees of both the House and Senate. Those committees traditionally deal with gambling matters.
AA option
January 24, 2003
Software aims to catch hackers in action
Researchers developing program that tracks users’ activities
January 24, 2003
A suspected crooked insider at a New York software company sells consumer-credit reports to identity thieves, at roughly $30 a pop, in a high-tech scam that prosecutors say victimizes thousands. An unemployed British computer administrator fights extradition to face federal charges in Virginia and New Jersey that he hacked into 92 separate U.S. military and government networks, often getting past easy-to-guess passwords to download sensitive data.
McDonald’s posts first quarterly loss
Fast-food giant continues to have strong sales in Lawrence area, owner says
January 24, 2003
McDonald’s Corp. reported the first quarterly loss in its history Thursday — a $343.8 million setback in the last three months of 2002. The loss reflected charges and write-offs aimed at helping the burger giant end an unprecedented slump brought on by consumer weariness with fast food, a crowded restaurant market and its own problems with service.
Judge overturns law on livestock ownership
January 24, 2003
Iowa’s ban on meatpackers owning livestock operations is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Des Moines ruled.
Kansas City schools say white-black gap closed
January 24, 2003
The Kansas City school district has asked a federal judge to end a 26-year-old court-ordered desegregation case that has cost more than $2 billion. In a motion filed Thursday, the district said it had reduced the achievement gap between black and white students.
Gimme a Break!’ star Carter dies
January 24, 2003
Nell Carter, who played the stout, sassy housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom “Gimme a Break!” and won a Tony Award in 1978 for her sultry turn in the Broadway musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” died Thursday at 54.
Osbournes’ 15 minutes may be up
January 24, 2003
There’s some bleepin’ bad news for the Osbourne family: Television viewers may be getting sick of them.
Clinton: Economy, health care should take precedence
January 24, 2003
Former President Clinton said Thursday that neither the Iraq situation nor the war on terrorism should interfere with efforts to strengthen the economy and fix a health care system that leaves 41 million people uninsured.
6Sports video: Buffaloes make sure ‘Kansas gets theirs’
January 24, 2003
Colorado’s win over the Jayhawks breaks several Kansas streaks.
6Sports video: Lawrence High girls are the hottest team in the area
January 24, 2003
The Lions have won eight games straight.
6News video: Cold continues to grip Lawrence
January 24, 2003
The arctic chill has swept across the nation.
Designing woman
Dawn Brown builds career in comics, film production
January 24, 2003
Since graduating from Kansas University in 1991, Dawn Brown’s career has gotten red hot. Actually, it’s become Little Red Hot. The artist has found success in two different mediums. First, as a creator of her own comic book named Little Red Hot. Second, as a set designer on a multitude of major Hollywood films, including “Ocean’s 11,” “Solaris,” “A.I.” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
6News video: Damien Lewis faces possible death penalty
January 24, 2003
Lewis and his attorneys declined to enter pleas on their own behalf.
Missed details
January 24, 2003
6News video: Mike Rees steps down as counsel for KDOT
January 24, 2003
Rees has been the public face of KDOT’s efforts to finish the South Lawrence Trafficway.
6News video: FBI makes hack top priority
January 24, 2003
KU officials have notified all students who might have been affected by the compromised database.
Senate OKs $390 billion spending bill
January 24, 2003
The Senate approved a massive $390 billion measure Thursday financing most federal agencies, blessing the long-delayed last chunk of this year’s budget that stalled last fall in an election-season standoff with President Bush over spending. The bill’s 69-29 passage ended the first prolonged battle this year in the new Senate. The winners were the chamber’s majority Republicans, who battled — and sometimes used budget sleight of hand — to keep the price tag within limits Bush demanded.
George R. Hildebrand
January 24, 2003
Alexander Alonzo Payne
January 24, 2003
Feeling safer?
January 24, 2003
Colombian rebels kidnap journalists
January 24, 2003
An American photographer and a British reporter on assignment for the Los Angeles Times were kidnapped, Colombian rebels said. Scott Dalton, a native of Conroe, Texas, and Ruth Morris, a British national, have been “retained” by the National Liberation Army, or ELN, the guerrilla group said in a statement Thursday on a clandestine rebel radio station.
Federal reports fault airport security
January 24, 2003
Problems involving baggage screening machines and security checks for foreign travelers persist at airports, government watchdogs said Thursday.
Graham postpones presidential bid
January 24, 2003
Sen. Bob Graham of Florida said Thursday that he would undergo heart surgery in early February, postponing announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Conservative withdraws from Bush AIDS panel
January 24, 2003
A Christian activist chosen by the Bush administration for an AIDS advisory panel withdrew his name under pressure Thursday after criticism of his characterization of the disease as the “gay plague.”
KU whistle runs out of steam
Class starter breaks beyond repair; replacement unlikely
January 24, 2003
The silence atop Mount Oread at 20 minutes past the hour today may be signalling the end of an era. Since the 1940s, a bronze steam whistle — originally a fixture on a German freighter — has sounded starting times for classes from its perch atop Kansas University’s Power Plant.
Board candidate served jail time
Detention of juveniles led to criminal, civil cases
January 24, 2003
A Lawrence school board candidate served five days in jail for illegally detaining four juveniles involved in a 1996 school-yard fight with his children. Parents of two of the Deerfield School students he detained also filed a civil lawsuit against Brent Garner, who is among 13 candidates for school board. That was dropped when the parents accepted a $15,000 settlement.
Paine resigns Baldwin post
January 24, 2003
Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine announced Thursday he would leave his post Feb. 21 to take a position in Concordia.
Area briefs
January 24, 2003
¢ Suspect in slaying on probation in burglary ¢ Baldwin officer resigns after medical leave
On the record
January 24, 2003
Larry D. Purvis
January 24, 2003
Advocate stresses humanity of people without homes
January 24, 2003
The trick to helping the homeless is to remember they are people, the director of the Topeka Rescue Mission told about 40 members of the Lawrence Coalition on Homeless Concerns on Thursday night.
Sideline
January 24, 2003
¢ Holmes to skip Pro Bowl ¢ Hall signs five-year deal ¢ Baldwin signs with Royals
Firebirds win; Lions wilt
Free State tops fiery Seaman
January 24, 2003
Rarely has a 19-point win come with so nonchalant an effort. Free State High’s boys basketball team opened the Topeka Invitational on Thursday with a 74-55 win against host Topeka Seaman, but the final score didn’t indicate how indifferent the Firebirds played or the many problems the undersized Vikings presented.
Topeka thwarts LHS’s plan
January 24, 2003
This time, Topeka High’s boys basketball team was ready for Lawrence — much to the Lions’ chagrin. The Trojans exploited the LHS perimeter defense time and again, scoring a 64-47 opening-round win Thursday at the Topeka Invitational at Topeka Seaman.
Serena Slam’ still possible
Williams sisters to tangle in Australian Open final
January 24, 2003
Trailing 5-1 in the final set of an Australian Open semifinal against Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams didn’t look like the most dominant player in women’s tennis.
Cards crush Chieftains
January 24, 2003
Kaleb Niedens picked up Thursday where he left off earlier this week in the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Firebirds dominate Topeka swim meet
January 24, 2003
Free State High won seven of 12 events and won the Topeka Invitational on Thursday at Washburn.
Baker splits with Culver-Stockton
January 24, 2003
Erin Robinson led all players with 17 points on Thursday to boost Baker University past Culver-Stockton, 67-52. Amber Burkland added 16 for Baker, and Gayla Brown had 12 and 11 rebounds.
Athletes of the week
January 24, 2003
Bucs seek legend status
Win would cement Tampa’s defense in NFL lore
January 24, 2003
Tampa Bay led the NFL in scoring defense this season, allowing only 196 points.
Squads evenly talented
Oakland’s defense no slouch; Tampa’s offense has weapons
January 24, 2003
Hey, Super Bowl fans, the Oakland Raiders are not wimps on defense and the Tampa Bay Bucs are not buffoons on offense.
Dallas devours Philly, 107-94
Nowitzki too powerful as Mavericks rout 76ers
January 24, 2003
First, Dirk Nowitzki hit a 3-pointer. Next came a 19-foot jumper, then a driving layup.
Pac-10 coaches respect KU
No. 1 Arizona fourth league team to face Kansas
January 24, 2003
For Arizona to remain No. 1, it will take a victory Saturday at Kansas.
How To Get A Peaceful, Easy Feeling
January 24, 2003
In March 1999 the American Pet Association estimated that there were 43,143,849 people who owned a total of 61,542,900 million dogs and 74,894,580 million cats for a total of 136,437,480 pets in the United States. Just remember that these four-legged critters aren’t just companions—they are ways to keep you healthy.
Low Fat Doesn’t Have To Mean Bland
January 24, 2003
Once upon a time low fat food was usually dull looking and bland tasting. Well, that isn’t the case anymore. Here a couple of low fat recipes to prove it.
Buhler - Legislators getting organized
January 24, 2003
The following is a journal from Sen. Mark Buhler, R-Lawrence, for the week of Jan. 21-24.
Darkness Falls’: Ghost Story With Noise to Set Your Teeth
January 24, 2003
“Darkness Falls.” Oy, how it falls. A horror thriller that makes audiences jumpy not with genuine suspense but with big, in-your-face whomps of sound and visual shocks, it falls prey to predictability, preposterousness and a hectic pace.
Candidate changes mind about quitting race
January 24, 2003
Samuel Gould, who considered dropping out of the race for Lawrence school board, said Thursday that he now planned to take part in campaign activities.
County administrator recommends job and office cuts, project delays
January 24, 2003
Douglas County commissioners should cut a dozen jobs, delay a major construction project and close a treasurer’s office in Baldwin to help fill this year’s estimated $1.7 million budget gap, the county’s top administrator said Thursday.
Stepdad denies buying drinks for teen convicted in manslaughter case
January 24, 2003
Lawrence Rieke denied buying alcoholic beverages more than two years ago for minors, including a stepson who later killed a woman in a car crash while driving drunk.
Don’t Be “Sad” This Winter
January 24, 2003
For most of the country the coming of winter is inevitable. For some this means a change in mood and eating habits. This could be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.
Raymond Reyes
January 24, 2003
Arts center sponsors ‘Souper Bowl’ to raise money for hotter gas kiln
January 24, 2003
A bowl of hot soup at the Lawrence Arts Center’s sixth annual Souper Bowl Saturday sale will warm more than chilly bones.
Frazar takes early lead at Phoenix Open
January 24, 2003
Harrison Frazar tied his best PGA Tour score with a 9-under-par 62 Thursday to open a two-stroke lead over John Huston and David Toms after the first round of the Phoenix Open.
Briefcase
January 24, 2003
¢ Indicators pointing up for economy in 2003 ¢ Cessna expects slowdown ¢ AT&T profits to fall short ¢ Firm to leave for Texas
Color me green?
January 24, 2003
The use of color to bring about changes in a person’s health is a practice that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Color therapy, or chromatherapy, is based on the belief that certain colors have healing energies.
Giving Exercise A Cultural Spin
January 24, 2003
With the country’s population continuing to diversify, fitness instructors are bringing their cultures to the job
Local briefs
January 24, 2003
¢ 12-year-old boy dies in single-car wreck ¢ Restaurant owner offers shelter to homeless man ¢ Suspect in burglary leaves tracks in snow ¢ Coach imitator convicted after sexual phone calls
Study finds children of single parents suffer more psychological problems
January 24, 2003
Children growing up in single-parent families are twice as likely as their counterparts to develop serious psychiatric illnesses and addictions later in life, according to a new study.
Powell says U.S. won’t be ‘going it alone’ in Iraq
January 24, 2003
Facing European resistance, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday the United States would be able to put together a strong coalition if it decided to go to war with Iraq.
Davis gets started in the Legislature
January 24, 2003
The following is a column by Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, for the week of Jan. 21-24.
I Am Positive
January 24, 2003
People with positive attitudes seem to have a better outlook on life, but are they healthier? The answer seems to be yes.
NFL briefs
January 24, 2003
¢ Jaguars hire Harris as personnel exec ¢ Eagles’ Johnson signs $4 million extension ¢ Bengals select OU aide ¢ Vick out of Pro Bowl
Friends and neighbors
January 24, 2003
Yoga’s back: There’s new varieties of old fitness craze
January 24, 2003
A new year means new resolutions, such as finally getting in shape.
A good reason not to delay on weight loss
January 24, 2003
Recent reports that obesity can shorten life span were no more than quick bites for most media outlets.
Death penalty sought in slayings
January 24, 2003
Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney is seeking the death penalty for Damien Lewis, a 22-year-old parolee accused of killing an elderly couple last summer in their east Lawrence home. Kenney filed a motion during arraignment proceedings Thursday, asking Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone to schedule a separate hearing for sentencing Lewis if he is found guilty of capital murder.
Daily ticker
January 24, 2003
Tech N9ne battles industry
January 24, 2003
As the war over Internet file sharing goes global with the music industry’s suit against Kazaa — the multinational successor to mp3 file-sharing giant Napster — a Kansas City rapper is fostering a revolution that could undermine the industry’s case. In taking down Napster, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) argued the availability of free mp3s online was responsible for record low album sales.
Water Isn’t Just For Drinking Anymore
January 24, 2003
Everyone knows drinking water is good for you. But water is also a good place to help you get into shape.
States can avoid tax increases
January 24, 2003
“It’s the most dire situation we’ve seen in over 20 years,” laments Raymond C. Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors’ Assn. He’s talking about the deficit faced by many states. The Washington Post reported last Sunday that many Republican governors are proposing tax increases to close the gap and abide by their state constitutions which require balanced budgets. Many, including Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, say they’ve cut expenses as much as they can and will now have to raise taxes. Kempthorne says, “I’m not going to dismantle this state, and I’m not going to jeopardize our bond rating, and I’m not going to reduce my emphasis on education.”
Vivian V. Mier
January 24, 2003
Oakland’s Gannon reaping benefits of persistence
January 24, 2003
Rich Gannon’s phone wasn’t ringing, and his surgically repaired shoulder still hurt. He had no NFL contract, few prospects and no idea what he would do after football.
Schools will seek any recruiting edge
Prospects care about facilities, but coaching philosophy, playing time, TV exposure carry more weight
January 24, 2003
No passes will be thrown or tackles made in the next few weeks, but these are among the most important weeks of the college football year. This is when the recruiting season hits the home stretch.
Jayhawks’ homestand big draw for media
January 24, 2003
Not all of the country’s media members will be in San Diego this weekend for the Super Bowl.
Rockets’ Yao to start for West
Rookie center beats out O’Neal in All-Star game voting by nearly a quarter-million votes
January 24, 2003
When the ball goes up for the opening tip at the NBA All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta, Yao Ming will be the center trying to win the jump ball for the West.
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Senate confirms Bond, two others as regents ¢ Bill would help districts when state aid is late ¢ Fewer 4-H exhibitors coming to state fair
Evansville upends Creighton
January 24, 2003
Steve Merfeld had to do something different against Creighton’s Kyle Korver. Even if that meant giving up his top scorer for defense.
Kimmel gets ready to live it up
ABC adds late-night talk show
January 24, 2003
Jimmy Kimmel is live, devouring a burger at a Manhattan steakhouse and talking about his ABC late-night show.
Bush to propose Medicare changes
Managed-care plan would feature prescription drug benefit
January 24, 2003
The Bush administration is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would fundamentally redefine Medicare, creating a prescription drug benefit and offering it to patients who are willing to join a new version of the program that relies on managed care, sources said Thursday.
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Suspect in shootings of Americans confesses ¢ NATO unveils plans for new headquarters ¢ U.S. may train east African troops ¢ Court rejects lawsuits in Moscow theater raid
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Portable cribs recalled ¢ Fraternities suspended after fatal brawl ¢ GOP director faces eavesdropping charges ¢ Polls: Bush remains popular despite doubts
Marchers support Chavez
January 24, 2003
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans marched Thursday through Caracas to pledge their loyalty to President Hugo Chavez and protest a 53-day-old strike intended to unseat him.
Concern lacking
January 24, 2003
On With The Show
January 24, 2003
Today if you want to be entertained you go to the show or rent a movie. If you need medicine you go to the nearest pharmacy. But before the advent of videos and pharmacies, people were able to be entertained and get medicine all at the same time.
Before you sign up with a health club, limber up your investigating muscles
January 24, 2003
The yearly surge of health-club memberships has started. With more than half of the country overweight, getting into shape is one of the top New Year’s resolutions.
Mexicans get firsthand look at quake damage
January 24, 2003
Ignoring blockades, residents filtered into the ghostly center of this city Thursday to see what was left of their homes and businesses after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the area.
Champion of SLT leaving KDOT post
Both supporters, opponents of trafficway plan downplay significance of Mike Rees’ departure
January 24, 2003
For nearly three years, Mike Rees has been the public — some would say divisive — face of KDOT’s efforts to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway. No longer.
LHS wrestlers looking for respect
January 24, 2003
Aaron Madill shifted in the stands Saturday as the 160-pound match started at the Basehor-Linwood Invitational.
Couple recall hostage nightmare
January 24, 2003
Ralph Leary knew he was in trouble. He had a .25-caliber pistol jammed under his chin and two criminals on the run barreling through his front door.
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Parents admit using son in Cub Scout scam ¢ Government to require new 401(k) notice ¢ Pilots apologize for mistaken bombing ¢ Scientists discover that insects breathe
Horoscopes
January 24, 2003
People
January 24, 2003
¢ Parker, Broderick file image suit ¢ Columbia mulls Giuliani program ¢ Sajak gets a nice-guy talk show ¢ Springer considers Senate bid
Lawmakers OK emergency bill on sale of hospital
Governor expected to sign Health Midwest measure
January 24, 2003
Acting with unusual speed, legislators approved a bill Thursday intended to protect what state officials said was Kansas’ rightful share of the proceeds from the sale of a two-state hospital system.
Koreas report progress during nuclear talks
January 24, 2003
North Korea agreed today to work with South Korea to peacefully resolve the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, as U.S. envoys stepped up diplomatic efforts elsewhere. But after the two Koreas issued a joint statement pledging cooperation, the South Korean government acknowledged that the agreement fell short of commitments it sought from the North during the Cabinet-level talks.
Arizona roster filled with KU recruits
January 24, 2003
Blame Arizona for Kansas University’s lack of depth this college basketball season. “They have three guys that I tried my darndest to recruit, and they don’t even start for them,” KU coach Roy Williams said.
Lions win eighth straight - Lawrence High girls 55, Olathe North 46
January 24, 2003
The beat goes on.
I’ll Drink To That
January 24, 2003
What is an easy way to get some of the vitamins and minerals your body needs? Drinking fruit juice, of course.
It’s Tea Time … How About A Cuppa Tea?
January 24, 2003
Tea is mellower than coffee, has a more subtle flavor and is lower in caffeine. It is meant to be sipped, not gulped; thus, it has a more meditative, calming property than coffee. Not only is tea good for the soul but recent studies show that tea may be good for the body. What is it about tea that makes it good for you?
Cold start
January 24, 2003
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Bush to seek increase in food safety budget ¢ 18-month-old recovered from parked bus ¢ Lockheed, Boeing top Pentagon contractors ¢ CDC: Cruise virus on rise throughout U.S.
Rich don’t deserve hatred
January 24, 2003
I regret the omission. Caught up in the arguments over taxes and the drift of social values, I forgot to say something. And by my not saying it, some people have presumed.
Briefly
January 24, 2003
¢ Three Israeli soldiers killed in Palestinian ambush ¢ Pakistan officials depart ¢ Gene could affect memory ¢ Senate approves Hutchinson for homeland security post
Protests revive rhetoric of the ‘60s
January 24, 2003
After braving subfreezing temperatures here to urge the president to heed the Beatles (“Give peace a chance”), the 30,000 or 500,000 — estimates differed; and how — at last Saturday’s anti-war demonstrations returned to their suburban homes or their hotels, where they could watch HBO’s live telecast of a concert by the Rolling Stones, three of whom are older than the president. Mick Jagger once said he could not imagine being 45 and still singing “Satisfaction.” He will soon turn 60, and so, it sometimes seems, will the unsatisfactory rhetoric of today’s left.
Correct history
January 24, 2003
KU says data secure; crime tops FBI list
January 24, 2003
Kansas University officials said Thursday they believed the “hole” that allowed a computer hacker to download personal information about 1,450 of the school’s international students has been patched. “While no one can guarantee the absolute security of electronic data, I am confident that we have closed the temporary ‘hole’ in our system, which occurred while we were enhancing our computer security,” said KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
City’s workers carry on, despite frigid temperatures
January 24, 2003
Sherry Williams admits her bulky, black, all-terrain boots aren’t that glamorous. But they do the job for the 11-year veteran letter carrier. And that’s not an easy task when you’re trekking around town for four hours, battling wind chills of 20 degrees or more below zero.
Jayhawks to play six in Hawaii
January 24, 2003
Casey Spanish isn’t surprised few have taken the Kansas University baseball team seriously. And that’s fine with him. “People haven’t expected too much of us in the past,” said Spanish, a senior infielder from Savage, Minn. “We can sneak up on a lot of people. This year, especially.”
How Hot Is It?
January 24, 2003
OK, I realize that most of the country is in the middle of winter and not thinking about summer right now. But summer will be here before you know it and with temperatures getting hotter every year, heat disorders are becoming more commonplace.
I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One On The Web
January 24, 2003
The number of Web sites that offer medical information grows every day. Unfortunately there are no rules for what kind of information can be put on the Internet or who puts it there. So how can a person distinguish between a site with good information and one with bad?
Harold Keifer
January 24, 2003
Penn & Teller’ debunks phonies, fads, schemes
January 24, 2003
Showtime may have finally found a controversial show worth talking about, even if you can’t say the title in polite conversation. “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” (10 p.m., Showtime) is a 13-part series dedicated to debunking spiritual, medical and New Age fads and those who profit from hoodwinking gullible Americans.
Kansas adds defensive back, walk-on quarterback
January 24, 2003
Kansas University has added a walk-on quarterback and scholarship defensive back to its recruiting class.