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Ice storm causes numerous cancellations, including Lawrence schools and public library, Haskell and others; KU classes before 1 p.m. canceled

An ice storm has caused Lawrence Public Schools to cancel classes for Tuesday.

Kathryn Zeller

A memorial service for Kathryn Odelia Zeller, 55, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Greenleaf, Wis. Mrs. Zeller died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan

(Updated Tuesday at 3:41 p.m.) The United States has a "modest number" of troops inside Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday in the Pentagon's clearest acknowledgment yet of the American ground presence in the anti-terror war.

General says anti-terror war to continue as long as needed

(Updated Tuesday at 6:35 a.m.) The United States is committed to keeping its anti-terrorism campaign going as long as it takes to destroy Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. operation in Afghanistan, said Tuesday.

City, state officials urge sharing of terrorism data

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called Monday for a federal law requiring the FBI to share terrorism information with local law-enforcement authorities in order to improve coordination in times of crisis.

A candidate for Kansas' 2nd District congressional seat won't stop AR-15 raffle

A Kansas congressional hopeful does not plan to stop a raffle for an AR-15 rifle, even though it's the type of weapon authorities said was used in the mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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Affidavit: Two women plotted to kill Eudora man and cover it up

The night Joel Wales was killed and the house he was in burned, witnesses heard shouting, gunshots and then a woman yelling, “Come on, come on, come on.” One saw a woman on the front porch when the fire broke out, who then got into a car and left the scene. Those and other witness accounts, followed by a trail of physical evidence, led to murder charges against two women, according to affidavits obtained by the Journal-World.

Assault rifle, more than 1,300 rounds of ammo found in arrestee's car after pursuit in Lawrence

After an overnight car chase in Lawrence, deputies arrested the driver and found drugs, an assault rifle and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition in his car, law enforcement authorities said.

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FSHS girls bowling places 3rd at league tournament, LHS boys take 4th

Free State High's girls bowling team made its way to the podium with a third-place finish at the Sunflower League meet on Tuesday at Mission Bowl 'N Olathe.

Anthrax discovered at facility that handles mail for Justice Department

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention confirmed Sunday that a female New Jersey postal worker has inhalation anthrax, and the Justice Department said the microbe has been discovered at an offsite facility that processes its mail. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner stressed that the incident in New Jersey, involving the most serious form of the disease, was not a new case but rather one that had been listed as suspected. Lab tests confirmed the diagnosis, he said. Three people have died from inhaled anthrax.

KU students may come under closer scrutiny

By Terry Rombeck Students and administrators involved in international programs at Kansas University and Baker University are keeping a wary eye on congressional proposals that would allow the government a tighter rein on foreign students. But it's unclear what affect the proposals which range from check-ins with Immigration and Naturalization Service to fingerprinting students will have at the universities.

Eudora woman in hospital after wrecking car while allegedly trying to flee law enforcement

A Eudora woman is in the University of Kansas hospital after an accident Saturday in Leavenworth County that occurred as she was allegedly attempting to flee from law enforcement.

worry truckers

Waitress Gail Sanders keeps photos of suspected terrorists beneath the counter and scrutinizes every customer who enters her busy south Georgia truck stop. "We look for these folks," said Sanders, pulling out her printout of the FBI's 22 most-wanted terrorists. "You keep your eyes open and listen."

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Free State's Streeter, Denmark win league wrestling titles; Farrell leads Lions

After finishing third in 2016 and second in 2017, Free State High's wrestling team had hopes of finishing its climb to the top at the Sunflower League tournament on Saturday at Olathe East.

Former J-W editorial page editor wins lifetime achievement award from Kansas Press Association

Lawrence resident and former Journal-World editorial page editor Ann Gardner has received one of the state’s top journalism awards.

New guidelines for bioterrorism to take effect

Years before anthrax in the mail became a national phobia, a man told his sister he was developing a bacteria to send in envelopes filled with razor blades. Other relatives said he had talked about killing family and friends.

Senators say ground troops should play bigger role

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that America must unleash "all the might of United States military power," including large numbers of ground troops, to prevail in Afghanistan. Bush administration officials said the Taliban is being weakened, but warned Americans must be prepared for a drawn-out conflict.

LHS, FSHS swimmers receive all-Sunflower League honors

Several swimmers from Lawrence High and Free State were recognized on the all-Sunflower League team for their performances at the league meet last weekend.

Jayhawk golfers finish fifth

Kansas University's Tyler Hall tied for second overall at the Nelson-Stanford Invitational which concluded Sunday.

Bears top KU in five games

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