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Governor encourages ‘vanpool’ supporters to car pool
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 3:35 p.m.) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today had a two-word response to state employees in Lawrence upset over her plan to phase-out the “vanpool” program: Car Pool.
Wind power task force picks up
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:47 a.m.) Lee Allison, chairman of the State Energy Resources Coordination Council, has appointed a 17-member task force to examine the issues involved with bringing more wind power to Kansas.
Lawmaker tries to repeal hypnotism ban
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:43 a.m.) You are getting sleepy. A state lawmaker today filed a bill to repeal a state prohibition on hypnotic exhibitions. “I know many times where hypnotism may have been helpful,” state Sen. Janis Lee, D-Kensington, said.
New executives start at KU radio station
January 21, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 11:29 a.m.) New student executives will take over the reins this semester at Kansas University student-run radio station, 90.7 FM, KJHK. Brent Stevens, Maize, a senior studying strategic communications, is moving up from public relations director to station manager.
KU officials to raise funds in Europe
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:22 a.m.) Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will lead an entourage of KU officials on a 10-day trip to Europe beginning Thursday. The trip, paid for with private funds, is designed for the group to meet with KU alumni and potential donors.
Death penalty opponents urge moratorium
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:11 a.m.) Death penalty opponents today urged Kansas lawmakers to impose a two-year moratorium on capital punishment. “Human life is a gift from God,” Mike Farmer, a former legislator and executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, said to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Boatright to lobby for KU
January 21, 2004
(Web Posted Wednesday at 11:03 a.m.) Kansas University will be sending a couple of new faces to the Statehouse this legislative session. Kevin Boatright, associate executive vice chancellor for university relations, will coordinate state governmental affairs during the 2004 legislative session. Boatright is replacing Janet Murguia, who held the position since 2001. She is leaving KU for the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C.
Conservative Episcopalians create protest ‘network’ opposing gay bishop
Dissidents avoid split from denomination
January 21, 2004
Dissident Episcopalians upset about the consecration of a gay bishop formed an unprecedented national protest group Tuesday — a network of conservatives who pledged to work with one another and oppose church leadership.
Corrections
January 21, 2004
The Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees met Monday. The date of the meeting was incorrect in a brief item in Tuesday’s Journal-World.
Kansas ranks 33rd in ‘public corruption’
January 21, 2004
Kansas ranked 33rd among the 50 states in a “corruption index” released last week by a Washington, D.C., newsletter.
Erin Hughes and Clayton Parker Hughes
January 21, 2004
David Alan Winn
January 21, 2004
City paces itself on downtown bars
Study session planned to consider raising standard on drinking establishments
January 21, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners looking to limit the number of new drinking establishments downtown will take a close look at a Pittsburg ordinance that turns police officers into auditors. And commissioners want to close a legal loophole that allowed downtown’s Paradise Cafe to convert from a restaurant to a bar late last year, in what turned out to be a failed experiment.
Baker University scores collection of sheet music
Trumpeter donates 142 songs for jazz combos
January 21, 2004
It’s been more than 30 years since The Collegians played a gig, but the jazz combo’s music is about to get new life. George Francis, who led the Lawrence-based band that existed from 1950 to 1969, has donated sheet music for 142 songs to Baker University’s music department with hopes the beat will go on.
To the right
January 21, 2004
Kansas lawmakers support Bush speech; Moore wants funds for mandates
January 21, 2004
Most Kansans in Congress were quick to embrace the plans President Bush outlined Tuesday for reviving the economy and his call for Congress to ensure the recovery lasts. Republican Sen. Sam Brownback was pleased with Bush’s budget priorities, which include halving the deficit over five years.
Bill would require safety system on ATMs in Kansas
January 21, 2004
What do you do if someone holding a gun to your back tells you to withdraw money from your automated teller machine? Right now, there aren’t many alternatives — but a Wichita state senator hopes to create one.
Bill could ‘kill’ wind energy efforts in state
Committee to consider eliminating property tax break for equipment
January 21, 2004
Efforts to create a Kansas wind energy industry could be blown away by a proposed change in tax law, supporters say. “It would kill our efforts. I can say that unequivocally,” said Kyle Wetzel, president of Lawrence-based K. Wetzel & Co., a consulting firm that works with manufacturers of wind energy equipment.
HINU women fall
January 21, 2004
\ Peru State hit 70.6 percent of its second-half field-goal attempts to hold off Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team, 61-60, Tuesday at Peru State.
Ottawa boys win thriller
Cyclones edge ‘rival’ Augusta in Baldwin tourney
January 21, 2004
The way he pumped his fists, Ottawa’s Lee Baldwin celebrated like he had just secured the 35th annual Baldwin Invitational basketball tournament championship Tuesday night at Baldwin High.
Briefcase
January 21, 2004
¢ GM auto profits fall ¢ AT&T Wireless likely to create bidding war ¢ Hays call center to close
Soup recipes
January 21, 2004
State to keep Arkansas River dispute in court
Kansas asking for $25 million more in settlement from Colorado
January 21, 2004
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline said Tuesday he would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to add $25 million to what Colorado is supposed to pay Kansas in their long-running dispute over the Arkansas River. Kline said he also would dispute other parts of a report from a special master appointed by the court to review the states’ claims.
Sympathy for Self misplaced, Jayhawks’ coach says
January 21, 2004
Bill Self’s cell-phone minutes each month are eaten up by coaches, players, recruits, family members and members of the media. Well-wishers, too. “I get these sympathy calls every now and then: ‘Hey, Bill, hang in there.’ I’m going, ‘Hang in there? What’s wrong? Tell me what’s wrong,’” Self said Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Democrats question Bush’s rosy outlook
President’s ‘go-it-alone’ foreign policy, ‘unnecessary war’ troubles leaders
January 21, 2004
Democrats challenged the bright picture of America presented in President Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday, saying it belied a darker reality of lost jobs, rising deficits and mounting casualties in Iraq.
Horoscopes
January 21, 2004
Commodities
January 21, 2004
Slow start didn’t stop New England
Patriots have won 14 in a row since dropping two of first four games
January 21, 2004
A team that looked like an NFL power emerged from New England’s season opener. No, not the Patriots. They lost, 31-0, to the Buffalo Bills, who lived up to glowing preseason predictions in that game. The Patriots, meanwhile, gave no indication that they would start an amazing Super Bowl run.
City briefs
January 21, 2004
¢ ‘Price is Right’ episode with Eudora winner airs ¢ Filmmaker won’t speak at ‘Into the Streets’ ¢ Commissioners delay talk on banning circuses
People
January 21, 2004
¢ It pays to have ‘Friends’ ¢ Sara Lee dumps Jimmy Dean ¢ Stamp honors activist Robeson
Police admit surveillance of Dole protesters
Trial opens for one of three charged with battery on law officer outside institute dedication dinner
January 21, 2004
A Lawrence police officer on Tuesday described conducting surveillance on a group of protesters prior to a march July 21 at a Dole Institute of Politics dedication event.
Soup’s up: It’s comfort food for winter
January 21, 2004
In the winter, nothing quite satisfies like soup. Many find themselves hankering for a bowl of warm tomato dill, garden vegetable or a hearty chowder. “When you walk in the door and there’s a pot of soup on, it just feels so homey and inviting like no other time of year,” says Nancy O’Connor, nutrition educator and marketing director of the Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa.
Snack recipes easy to make, eat
January 21, 2004
Chicken wings and pizza are old favorites, quick and easy to make and to eat. Here are some tasty variations to consider for serving at a winter get-together with friends.
Red peppers add appeal, flavor to variety of dishes
January 21, 2004
Few things stop my shopping cart dead in its tracks like a sign that says red bell peppers are on sale for 88 cents. Red peppers usually are priced anywhere from $1.50 to $2 apiece, so when they drop below a dollar, I buy several.
How to properly store soup
January 21, 2004
The cooks you’ve been talking to are right — many soups, with the possible exception of seafood soups, may taste better the next day. Or, oftentimes, a large batch of soup is made to enjoy for another meal or two. For best safety and quality, plan to eat refrigerated soup within two days. And avoid letting soup set at room temperature for more than two hours.
National Book Critics Circle announces award nominees
January 21, 2004
Rebels old and young were honored this year by the National Book Critics Circle, which announced its awards nominees Monday.
On the record
January 21, 2004
Mascot visits contest winner
January 21, 2004
Nearly 100 elementary students at Veritas Christian School had a surprise visitor Tuesday who was larger than life. It was a guy with 85-inch hips, lots of fur and a pleasant demeanor. KC Wolf, mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, burst into the private Lawrence school’s gym. He ran around hugging children and wiggling his tummy.
Area briefs
January 21, 2004
¢ Hearing to air concerns on state justice system ¢ Haskell president warns against alcohol abuse ¢ State Rep. Toelkes to run for re-election
Martha Stewart trial opens
Fans stand by style guru
January 21, 2004
Martha Stewart waved to her supporters, strode into a Manhattan courthouse and repeated a plea of not guilty at the formal start of her stock-trading trial Tuesday.
Frank James Lee
January 21, 2004
Harlan E. Blede
January 21, 2004
Harold C. Seele
January 21, 2004
McNabney services
January 21, 2004
Transportation plan deemed ‘unrealistic’
January 21, 2004
The state had “unrealistic expectations” when it began its comprehensive transportation plan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday in touting her proposal to issue $465 million in bonds to keep the program on track.
Upkeep on sirens for tornado warnings to cost $11K per year
January 21, 2004
Douglas County spent $435,000 to install a safety system that includes 33 new tornado-warning sirens and accompanying computer monitors to track their conditions around the clock. The least the county can do now is spend $11,000 a year to ensure that the sirens sound when necessary, a county official said.
Victim testifies in rape trial
Ride home ended in assault, she tells court
January 21, 2004
They met at a downtown Lawrence nightclub. At the end of the night, she agreed to give him a ride home through the pouring rain to his apartment near Sixth Street and Monterey Way.
Amid cuts, district looks at needs list
January 21, 2004
The Lawrence school district will consider proposals for $2.7 million in new spending despite bleak prospects for an increase in state funding for education, the district’s budget committee decided Tuesday. “They are things that we need,” said Supt. Randy Weseman. “They are deserving of a hearing.”
Allegations false
January 21, 2004
Democrats shift gears for N.H. primary
Gephardt out of race after disappointing finish in Iowa
January 21, 2004
John Kerry and John Edwards celebrated, while Wesley Clark exhorted. Howard Dean tried to recover, and Joe Lieberman looked to get in the game. The Democratic presidential caravan rolled into New Hampshire on Tuesday, a day after the Iowa caucuses jumbled the race by elevating Kerry and Edwards, while slapping down Dean.
Founders on faith
January 21, 2004
Nagging issues
January 21, 2004
State leader seeks to boost minimum wage
January 21, 2004
At $2.65 per hour, Kansas has the lowest state minimum wage in the country, and the annual push to increase it has started. State Rep. Ted Powers, a Mulvane Republican, on Tuesday filed legislation that would increase the state minimum wage to $7.50 per hour during the next three years.
Couple charged in child’s ‘ritual’ death
January 21, 2004
A 6-year-old girl found dead in a motel room had been strangled, stabbed, beaten and covered in pages torn from a Bible, possibly in an attempt to “undemonize” her, police said Tuesday.
Scott City rejects request to ban smoking
January 21, 2004
The city council has rejected a plea from a group of high school students to ban smoking in the city’s nine restaurants.
Three candidates file to run for Lecompton City Council
January 21, 2004
With the filing deadline a week away, three candidates have filed to run for seats on the Lecompton City Council. Ed Smith, Chuck Folks and Leah Ann Nichols all have filed the necessary paperwork at the Douglas County Courthouse. The three are vying for three seats on the five-member council up for election in April.
Daily ticker
January 21, 2004
Key lawmaker criticizes overtime pay plan
January 21, 2004
A proposal that would drastically revamp the nation’s overtime pay rules is confusing and won’t curtail costly lawsuits against employers as the Bush administration hopes, a Republican senator said Tuesday.
Beltran agrees to one-year pact
Royals’ center fielder accepts $9 million, avoids arbitration
January 21, 2004
Center fielder Carlos Beltran and the Kansas City Royals agreed Tuesday to a $9 million, one-year contract.
Firebirds’ Brunfeldt dominates 500 freestyle
January 21, 2004
As the meets get smaller, Free State High swimmer Alex Brunfeldt gets more and more lonely. Tuesday, it was a bit ridiculous. Swimming the 500 freestyle at a home triangular against Blue Valley and Blue Valley West, Brunfeldt blazed past the field, finishing the long-distance race in 4:36.95. The second-place finisher, BV West’s Marc Montreull, was 92 seconds behind at 6:08.18.
Veritas drops Cornerstone
January 21, 2004
Mark Randtke shrugged off early foul trouble and scored a game-high 20 points, and Veritas Christian School held off Topeka Cornerstone Christian, 67-60, in high school boys basketball Tuesday.
Cyclones topple OU
January 21, 2004
Freshman Lyndsey Medders broke out of a long slump with 20 points, and Iowa State knocked off a ranked team for the second time in seven days, beating No. 15 Oklahoma, 69-51, Tuesday.
Senators seek to speed up school finance lawsuit
January 21, 2004
Two senators have drafted a bill to allow a quick appeal of a district judge’s ruling on school finance to the Kansas Supreme Court.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
January 21, 2004
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Kline promises plan to protect tobacco revenues
January 21, 2004
Attorney General Phill Kline said Tuesday he will draft a proposal to keep sales of discount cigarettes from cutting into the state’s tobacco revenues.
Ticket committee at KU unveiled
January 21, 2004
The 44 members of Kansas University’s Athletic Ticket Advisory Committee are reviewing a proposed points system to determine seating locations at football and men’s basketball games.
6News video: Stay the course, Bush urges in address
January 21, 2004
The war in Iraq, the economy and health insurance were main points in the president’s State of the Union speech.
6News video: Commissioners debate number of downtown bars
January 21, 2004
Enforcement of the city ordinance requiring drinking establishments to make 55 percent of their income from food sales was under discussion at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
6News video: Siren upkeep a county priority
January 21, 2004
Douglas County commissioners are getting ready to consider a maintenance contract for the county’s tornado-warning sirens.
6Sports video: Chiefs rehire Cunningham
January 21, 2004
Gunther Cunningham is back on board for Kansas City as the defensive coordinator.
6Sports video: Beltran sticking with Royals
January 21, 2004
Kansas City signed center fielder Carlos Beltran to a one-year, $9 million contract.
6Sports video: Cardinals advance in Tongie Invite
January 21, 2004
Eudora broke a two-game losing streak with its win over Maur Hill.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie boys, girls victorious in home invitational
January 21, 2004
The boys rebounded to defeat K.C. Metro Academy, while the girls routed Hogan Prep in the first round.
6Sports video: Lions gaining momentum with win over Wyandotte
January 21, 2004
Lawrence High claimed its second official victory of the season with a 84-67 performance Tuesday night.
Director: Social services can ‘hold on’
Waiting lists remain, but budget intact
January 21, 2004
This year’s meeting went better than last year’s. “If you remember, at this time last year we’d already gone through three budget reductions,” state welfare Secretary Janet Schalansky said Tuesday, addressing more than 100 people. A mix of advocates, program directors and state workers met for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ meeting on the budget proposed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Lawmakers present vision of biosciences as economic pillar
January 21, 2004
Two northeast Kansas legislators said Tuesday that bioscience research could become as important to the state’s economy as agriculture, aviation or oil and gas. “It is indeed our objective to grow the Kansas economy and to grow jobs,” state Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, told the Senate Commerce Committee. “We’ve got an opportunity to make the future for the next generation.”
6Sports video: Self seeking rebounds
January 21, 2004
Kansas has been outrebounded three of the past four games, and Coach Bill Self believes the Jayhawks can play more athletically.
6Sports video: Padgett will play Thursday
January 21, 2004
David Padgett will be in the lineup once again for Kansas when it takes on Richmond.
Roddick, Agassi claim quick victories
January 21, 2004
Top-ranked Andy Roddick and defending champion Andre Agassi breezed into the third round of the Australian Open by winning in straight sets Wednesday over Czech rivals.
Lions cruise past Wyandotte
LHS claims 84-67 victory
January 21, 2004
Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis didn’t need to pull out a yardstick or a tape measure to show his squad how big its 84-67 win over Kansas City Wyandotte was. The Lions already knew.
Cunningham returns to Chiefs’ defensive post
January 21, 2004
Some people, when they set out to find themselves, seek out a mountaintop where they can contemplate the meaning of life. Not Gunther Cunningham. He goes to Tennessee and coaches linebackers. Now the former head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs is back as the team’s defensive coordinator, working for the same people who fired him three years ago. He’s insisting that finally he knows what he wants.
Bush cites progress, ‘unfinished business’
Economy, terrorism key themes in address
January 21, 2004
President Bush, wrapping the themes of his re-election campaign in his State of the Union address, asserted Tuesday night that America is strengthening its economy and successfully combatting terrorism. “We have not come all this way, through tragedy and trial and war, only to falter and leave our work unfinished,” he said.
Speech puts spotlight on KU program
Model developed on Mount Oread likely to be used in president’s literacy efforts
January 21, 2004
A passing reference to an initiative made midway through President Bush’s State of the Union address will cast a Kansas University program into the national limelight today. Bush’s plan to pump $100 million into an adolescent reading program dubbed “Striving to Read” is likely to incorporate a model honed at KU over the past 28 years.
Korean student’s application for visa again denied
January 21, 2004
A Kansas University student from South Korea has lost the second round in her effort to return to the United States. Kyungmee Choi, a KU student since 1987, late last week had her visa denied a second time by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. The denial came despite lobbying by Rep. Dennis Moore and KU’s Legal Services for Students.
Wanita Marie Greathouse
January 21, 2004
Smithsonian secretary faces federal charge
January 21, 2004
Lawrence Small, the secretary of the Smithsonian and an avid collector of Brazilian tribal art, is expected to plead guilty later this week to a misdemeanor violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Stalling tactic
City officials should make every effort to speed the resolution of a dispute over a proposed new Wal-Mart store.
January 21, 2004
It’s time for the debate over whether to allow a Wal-Mart store at the northwest corner of Wakarusa Drive and Sixth Street to be settled. The matter should be decided by a court, based on the facts of the case, who said what, what the law says and other pertinent information.
Analysis: Bush portrays self as president, candidate
January 21, 2004
President Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday night came in two distinct voices. For much of the 54-minute speech, the nation heard Bush as a war leader and statesman, in the traditional high rhetoric of a president’s annual report to Congress. But there also were flashes of Bush as a combative partisan, in the sharper tones of the election campaign already well under way.
Iowa shows Democrats want to win
January 21, 2004
Markets are mechanisms for generating and disseminating information. The term “market failure” denotes instances when markets behave inefficiently, preventing optimal outcomes because of barriers that prevent new products from competing, or because consumers receive insufficient info about competing products. Iowa’s political market, called caucuses, where barriers to entry were negligible and information was abundant, worked well.
Bar problem
January 21, 2004
Pierce propels Celtics
Ex-Jayhawk burns Heat; Pistons’ streak ends at 13
January 21, 2004
Everything went right for the Boston Celtics down the stretch. Paul Pierce turned a potential turnover into a layup, Mark Blount came up with the night’s most important rebound, and the Miami Heat kept missing.
Kentucky outlasts Vols
Wildcats prevail in OT; Wake Forest, Syracuse stumble
January 21, 2004
One of Kentucky’s winning streaks is still alive. Chuck Hayes scored off his own miss with 3:49 left in overtime to lead ninth-ranked Kentucky to a 69-68 victory Tuesday night over Tennessee.
Texas trips Tigers in OT
January 21, 2004
For the second straight game, Royal Ivey was Texas’ go-to guy. Ivey scored 10 of his career-high 24 points in overtime to lead the No. 16 Longhorns to a 75-69 victory Tuesday night over Missouri, their second straight narrow escape. Ivey also was the hero in a two-point victory over Nebraska Saturday, getting the winning basket with 2.4 seconds left.
6Sports video: Kansas to take on Spiders
January 21, 2004
The Jayhawks are taking a break from conference play to meet Richmond.
Two weeks perfect for Pats
Coaches, network like extra time to prepare for Super Bowl
January 21, 2004
Bill Belichick is pleased his New England Patriots have two weeks to prepare for Carolina in the Super Bowl. Even though he won a title two years ago with a short break.
Sebelius plan creating concerns over special ed dollars
January 21, 2004
A proposal from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to change the distribution of special education dollars for public schools is drawing criticism because a few districts would lose big.
Woodling: Carolina coach Fox was once KU assistant
January 21, 2004
For one reason or another, defensive backs were in short supply during that week of practice, so the assistant coach put on pads and a helmet and became a player-coach — a rarity in pro football. “He never played in a game,” John Hadl recalled about the assistant coach. “He just did it in practice. But he was only 25 or 30 years old at the time.”
KU women hope to regroup at Baylor
Jayhawks encouraged by second half of lopsided loss to Kansas State
January 21, 2004
Despite its worst loss of the season last Saturday, a 79-50 setback to in-state rival Kansas State, Kansas University’s women’s basketball players said they saw some things worth remembering.
U.S. beef ban creates layoffs in Midwest
Mad cow scare takes toll on meatpackers
January 21, 2004
Candy Nysingh still cuts and packs meat at Fremont Beef Co., but with jobs in America’s meatpacking belt being lost to mad cow disease, she isn’t sure for how long.
Appointment raises issues
January 21, 2004
Reacting to President George Bush’s recess appointment of Charles W. Pickering Sr. to a federal appeals court seat, Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., called it a “travesty” that dishonors the civil rights movement. Corzine said he was disappointed that the president would “defy the will of the Senate and the civil rights community.” Actually, the Senate never had an opportunity to vote on Pickering because a minority of Democrats filibustered his nomination, and the Senate’s arcane rules require 60 votes to shut off debate, which Republicans were unable to muster.
Chappelle’s Show’ offers sharp comedy
January 21, 2004
“Chappelle’s Show” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central) enters its second season with more brutally funny and provocative sketches from Dave Chapelle. Dave offers some outlandish variations on political ads and explores the music-video-inspired theory that even the most mundane activity, like doing your laundry, looks sexy when filmed in slow motion.
Revisions ahead on special education
Legislation introduced on county sales tax to fund public schools
January 21, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she was willing to change her proposal for funding special education after it raised alarms in Lawrence and several other school districts. “This can easily come out of the plan,” Sebelius said.
Reality check: ‘Idol’ tops premieres
January 21, 2004
Fox’s “American Idol” hit high ratings notes in its third season premiere.
Israel flattens refugee camp
Army retaliates after attacks
January 21, 2004
Israeli army bulldozers flattened 30 houses and a mosque in this refugee camp Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, accusing Israel of systematically razing homes to widen a military buffer zone.
Residents not sure Bush can deliver on many promises
January 21, 2004
President George W. Bush gave a “pretty good” State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but actions speak louder than words, Lawrence resident Selmer Torkelson said afterward. “I’ve heard so many political speeches at my age that I’m always a bit skeptical,” the 75-year-old Lawrence resident said. “What is said and what takes place 30 days down the road are not always the same.”
Judges making headlines
January 21, 2004
I have been thinking about judges recently. This isn’t all that surprising since I am a law professor. But recently judges have been in the news for a variety of reasons. Indeed, if one looks at the newspapers or watches the news on television it is quickly apparent that judges make frequent appearances because they are so central to our lives. I thought that it might be appropriate to comment on several recent judicial developments in this column.
Americans hate to love cell phones
January 21, 2004
Americans are ambivalent about their cell phones, TV sets and the like. They rely on such everyday technology, but it drives them nuts. At the top of the list? The cell phone.
Area boys roundup: Perry-Lecompton rallies past McLouth
January 21, 2004
Spencer Kennedy scored 24 points and Drew Tucker 16 as Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team claimed a 58-54 come-from-behind basketball victory over McLouth Tuesday in a first-round McLouth tournament game.
Area girls roundup: Kracl powers Eudora past Louisburg; De Soto triumphs
January 21, 2004
Eudora High’s girls basketball team stayed unbeaten in Frontier League play by downing Louisburg, 54-44, Tuesday night.
Briefly
January 21, 2004
¢ Scott Peterson case moved to Bay Area ¢ U.S: Airstrike victims militants, not civilians ¢ Hard-liners recanting candidate bans ¢ Report: Abuses persist despite peace deal
Briefly
January 21, 2004
¢ Salvation Army to get $1.5 billion from heiress ¢ Coalition officials bargain on handing over power ¢ Democrats to stop delay on contentious spending bill