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National Briefs
December 2, 2000
Florida - Shuttle speeds toward space station Salt Lake City - Judge blocks law on official English Washington, D.C. - Clinton decides on federal pay raises New York - Hacker pleads guilty to accessing NASA Washington, D.C. - Warnings issued about online Playstation sales
Kelly, Beyal lift HINU
December 2, 2000
St. Joseph’s nudges Minnesota, 64-62
December 2, 2000
By Christina Woods St. Joseph’s advanced to the championship game of today’s Jayhawk Classic with a lot of help from its first-round foe. The Philadelphia school will meet Kansas in the title game at 3:05 p.m. mainly because Minnesota couldn’t buy a free throw in its 64-62 loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
Sophomore jinx hasn’t hit Hinrich
Gregory has stress fracture in foot, but isn’t slated to miss any games
December 2, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas point guard Kirk Hinrich is putting up all-Big 12, if not All-America type numbers, at the start of his sophomore season. “I’ve been knocking on wood a lot lately,” Hinrich said with a grin after dishing eight assists against two turnovers in Thursday’s 80-61 victory over Illinois State at Allen Fieldhouse.
Sixers avenge loss to Hornets
December 2, 2000
It was payback time for the Philadelphia 76ers. Ten days after the Charlotte Hornets snapped Philadelphia’s season-opening 10-game win streak, Allen Iverson scored a season-high 37 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in a 95-74 win Friday night that broke Charlotte’s six-game win streak.
Patton ranked second in 171-pound class
December 2, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High wrestling coach Jeff Tummons is resting comfortably these days. “I’m sleeping real easy at night,” Tummons said. “I’m not going home in bad moods. I feel real comfortable with these kids.”
UNC to meet Kentucky today
December 2, 2000
Jason Parker was supposed to play for North Carolina this season. Instead, the 6-foot-8 Parker, who was deemed ineligible at UNC, will start for Kentucky during the Tar Heels’ game against the Wildcats today.
OU trips Stiles, Southwest Missouri State, 89-82
December 2, 2000
Caton Hill had 23 points and 12 rebounds as No. 19 Oklahoma beat No. 13 Southwest Missouri State 89-82 on Friday night.
Ex-Jayhawk named to CFL All-Star team
December 2, 2000
Cyclones smash Southern
December 2, 2000
Frustrated by his last game, Jake Sullivan went back to the basics. It paid off handsomely. Sullivan hit 5-of-6 three-pointers and scored 19 points Friday night as Iowa State set a school record with its 23rd straight victory at home, 94-62 over Southern in the first round of the Cyclone Challenge.
New Tiger head coach touring Missouri
December 2, 2000
New Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, hoping to avoid the fate of his last five predecessors, hit Kansas City on Friday in a quickie tour of the Show-Me State.
Cleveland duo fined
Clark, Policy penalized for cap violations
December 2, 2000
Cleveland Browns president Carmen Policy and team vice president Dwight Clark agreed Friday to pay $600,000 for alleged NFL salary cap violations while with San Francisco. The settlement calls for Policy to pay $400,000 and Clark $200,000.
Congress mulls visa expansion
At least half of ag jobs filled by illegal aliens
December 2, 2000
It’s no secret the agriculture industry is utterly dependent on illegal foreign workers, but for years lawmakers have been unable to agree on a way to curb the flow of illegals without harming the farmers who need them.
With little fanfare Kansas certifies election outcome
Thank God it’s not Florida seems to be official sentiment
December 2, 2000
Florida has its sandy beaches, its warm winter weather and tourist attractions. But Kansas has a presidential vote free of controversy.
Wichitans worried about gangs
Neighborhood group fights back against spate of shootings
December 2, 2000
A surge in gang shootings has disturbed an otherwise quite year for crime, police and residents say. They say they hope the latest round of violence does not signal rough times ahead.
Fuel hike projections inflated, experts say
Kansas researchers think levels may fall
December 2, 2000
No, the sky is not falling and oil prices are not going through the roof. That’s the take from two of the state’s top leaders in the oil industry after an analyst predicted skyrocketing prices next year.
Proposal for uniform election
December 2, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate In the midst of the ongoing presidential election, we have made several suggestions to remedy problems that have now come to light.
Sideline
December 2, 2000
Widows win Miller Park suit Wendell returns to Mets Coach picks ASU over OSU
Firebirds win opener in OT
December 2, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s boys basketball team might want to consider relocating to Topeka. If not for the back-to-back games the Firebirds have in the Capital City to open their season, then surely for the success they’ve enjoyed there. Free State improved to 5-0 all-time against Topeka Washburn Rural with an 83-74 victory in overtime on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Bush supporter
December 2, 2000
Bush a uniter?
December 2, 2000
Tragedy averted
December 2, 2000
J-W Editorial A police force with a reputation for swift action offers a city additional protection against crime. The peaceful ending to Thursday’s robbery attempt at Firstar Bank speaks well for the Lawrence police and others involved in managing the short-lived hostage situation.
Brazen murderer gets life plus 63 years
Parolee, claiming innocence, shocks judge with statement
December 2, 2000
A parolee convicted last month of murder told a judge that he would have killed all witnesses if he had indeed pulled the trigger earlier this year.
Stocks end mixed as tech rally stalls
December 2, 2000
What looked like a promising day on Wall Street turned sour late in the session when skittish investors caused a technology rally to stall.
Graves may postpone school finance proposal
December 2, 2000
The next State of the State platter may not contain the big enchilada. Gov. Bill Graves suggested Friday that he may wait to make a recommendation on school finance until after his annual address on Jan. 8, the day the 2001 Legislature convenes. Previously, Graves had said he probably wouldn’t recommend a tax increase to raise more money for public schools. He told reporters Friday that he still hasn’t made any decision.
Governor hints about tax chief
Slot machines called ‘dead issue’
December 2, 2000
State Rep. Phill Kline isn’t on the list, but Gov. Bill Graves said his next secretary of revenue will be a familiar face in government. The governor said two Department of Revenue officials are possible appointees to replace Secretary Karla Pierce. He ruled out several retiring or former legislators, including Kline, a former House Taxation Committee chairman who lost the 3rd Congressional District race last month.
Briefs
December 2, 2000
KU to play host to college, career day Historic homes tour slated in Topeka
William Lemesany
December 2, 2000
Inspectors shut down group home
Structure lacked food, heat, water
December 2, 2000
A private group home was closed this week after city inspectors found residents living without heat, running water or fresh food. The squalid conditions were discovered Wednesday by code enforcement officers with Wyandotte County’s Unified Government. Residents were taken to the Kansas University Medical Center, where at least three were admitted.
Edgar Fjelde
December 2, 2000
On the record
December 2, 2000
Briefly
December 2, 2000
Pediatrics renovation begins Detour set up on campus National championship Central students vie for pingpong title
Student beaten into coma
December 2, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Kansas University student was in a coma Friday after being severely beaten in a downtown Lawrence parking lot, police said. Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said the 21-year-old man, a Lenexa native, was beaten and kicked by two unidentified men early Friday in the 1000 block of Vermont Street.
Art illustrates sufferers’ plight
December 2, 2000
By Mike Belt To trace the history of AIDS awareness, one need only to look at the posters it has spawned since the early 1980s. The posters range from ones with simple words such as “Fight to Live, Fight to Love, Fight AIDS” to more modern ones with close-up photographs of seminude men kissing and proclaiming “Safe Sex is Hot Sex.”
Judge charges former Chilean dictator
December 2, 2000
A Chilean judge charged Augusto Pinochet Friday with dozens of deaths and disappearances that occurred during his 17-year dictatorship and ordered him placed under house arrest moving the ailing former general a step closer to trial.
Senator possible bomb target
December 2, 2000
Police discovered a roadside bomb outside a town hours before a U.S. senator and U.S. ambassador were to visit, authorities said Friday.
Repair plans for USS Cole likely to top $150 million
December 2, 2000
The bomb-crippled destroyer USS Cole is expected to complete its transatlantic piggyback ride to the United States during the second week in December, beginning what will be at least a year’s worth of repairs in a Mississippi shipyard.
Medicare firm given contract despite fraud allegations
December 2, 2000
The agency that runs Medicare renewed a fraud-fighting contract with a firm that had been implicated in a massive fraud case, government auditors said Friday.
Chad emerges as patron saint of disputed elections
December 2, 2000
Thought there was nothing weird left to discover about the 2000 election? Think again. It seems there is a patron saint of disputed elections, and his name is St. Chad.
Washington Senate election settled
December 2, 2000
Democrat Maria Cantwell, a dot-com millionaire who financed her own campaign, narrowly defeated veteran Republican Sen. Slade Gorton, results of a recount confirmed Friday. Her victory creates the possibility of a 50-50 tie in the new Senate.
Poll: Bush numbers up, legitimacy down
December 2, 2000
More people think George W. Bush will eventually be elected president, but the number who think Bush will have won legitimately and not just because of an improperly conducted or counted election has dropped below half, says a new poll.
Indian lawyers seek trust fund accounting
December 2, 2000
The federal officials responsible for overseeing a $500 million system of trust accounts for American Indians lied in court and cannot be trusted to handle reforms, lawyers for the Indians told a federal judge Friday.
Sci-Fi’s ‘Dune’ tells story amply
December 2, 2000
Military News
December 2, 2000
Scouting
December 2, 2000
Engagements
December 2, 2000
Weddings
December 2, 2000
Anniversaries
December 2, 2000
Study: Link between humor and healthy hearts
December 2, 2000
A good laugh may be good for the heart. A team of Maryland medical researchers found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in humorous situations than those with healthy hearts.
Nurses make house calls
December 2, 2000
By Kim Hall Working for the Visiting Nurses Assn. has its rewards. Registered nurse Pearl Tree makes between six to 12 house calls a day. She visits the patients who aren’t able to make it to the doctor’s office. “We do everything in the house except surgery,” she says.
Why do colds increase in the winter?
December 2, 2000
By Jim Baker You can catch a cold anytime of year, but most colds occur during the fall and winter. Beginning in late August or early September, the incidence of colds rises slowly for a few weeks and remains high until March or April.
Cough, sneeze
Get out the tissues and cough syrup, it’s that time of year
December 2, 2000
By Jim Baker There’s a reason they call it the common cold. Each year, sooner or later, just about everybody’s going to get one. There are nearly 62 million cases of the common cold annually in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That leads to about 22 million school-loss days each year.
AIDS called threat to world security
December 2, 2000
President Clinton called AIDS a moral, economic and international security crisis and urged Congress on Friday to fight it with increased spending now and in the future. “Marrying our money to our intentions is a formula for real progress, a formula for delivering more powerful anti-HIV drugs to more Americans,” Clinton said. “It is a formula, in other words, for people living longer and better lives.”
Researcher sentenced in Wynette case
December 2, 2000
A former research assistant who sold medical records of the late country music superstar Tammy Wynette to supermarket tabloids was sentenced to six months.
Banjo-strumming Bakula plays new tune
Papa’s Angels’ features ‘quantum leaper’ as producer, lead actor
December 2, 2000
Scott Bakula wore two hats for the CBS movie “Papa’s Angels.” One was the wide-brim brown hat he wears in his starring role as banjo-strumming dad “Grins” Jenkins in the heartfelt seasonal film set in Appalachia in the 1930s (Dec. 3, 8 p.m.).
TV gives a few good holiday gifts
From Santa to Martha Stewart, specials celebrate the season
December 2, 2000
‘Tis the season to gather around the TV set and receive our holiday cheer electronically. So pour the eggnog, pick up the remote and say “hello” to old favorites like CBS’ “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and such inventive newcomers as Fox Family Channel’s “Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer.”
Club News
December 2, 2000
Firebirds loaded for 2000-01
December 2, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s wrestling team has some new digs this year. The Firebirds, who open their season today at the Effingham Tournament, have had their wrestling area overlooking the FSHS gym enclosed by an L-shaped wall with doors at both ends of the room.
Eudora boys roll past Bulldogs
McLouth girls claim 34-31 triumph over Cardinals
December 2, 2000
By Levi Chronister It was the first game of the season for Eudora High School, but it didn’t take long for the boys basketball team to shake off the cobwebs. The Cardinals yielded an early basket but then went on a 14-0 run and never looked back in an 83-28 victory over McLouth. Much of the run was the result of a full-court press and an aggressive defense, which forced the Bulldogs into seven turnovers in the first five minutes.
Briefcasee
December 2, 2000
Manufacturing activity down in November PepsiCo back in game for Quaker, Gatorade Iraq cuts off oil shipments Xerox overhaul cuts 200 production jobs
Slow sales idle plants
Chrysler, Ford struggle to handle slowdown in auto market
December 2, 2000
The troubled Chrysler arm of DaimlerChrysler AG says it will idle a number of plants in the next three weeks to cut inventories of unsold vehicles. The company said Friday it would idle two plants next week, one plant the week of Dec. 11 and five plants the week of Dec. 18.
Robert Allen
December 2, 2000
World Briefs
December 2, 2000
Jerusalem - Two Palestinians killed in Mideast clashes Tanzania - NATO troops sent to Kosovo border Tanzania - Burundi peace deal in jeopardy of collapse Ivory Coast - Court ruling spurs election violence
Doctors to debate ‘morning-after’ ethics
AMA panel mulls position on pill
December 2, 2000
The American Medical Assn. is wading into the morally fraught debate over whether the “morning-after” pill should be made available over the counter.
23-year-old woman defends decision not to date
December 2, 2000
Horoscopes
December 2, 2000
All sex makes ‘Folk’ a dull show
December 2, 2000
It’s here. It’s bad. Get used to it. OK, not so much bad as sad. Once you get beyond its in-your-face frankness, “Queer as Folk” (9 p.m., Showtime, Sunday) is ultimately about characters who really don’t like themselves very much.
4-H News
December 2, 2000
People
December 2, 2000
A royal wedding She’s ‘Blue’ and in court People’s Choice nominees set ‘Gilligan’ auctioning memorabilia
Area Briefs
December 2, 2000
Indecent liberties charges against father dismissed Neighbor nearly catches peeper in lewd incident Raking day today Parade highlights Ottawa Yule Fest
Lawrence packs the house
Johnson leads Lions with 10 points in scrimmage
December 2, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High squeezed a couple of intrasquad basketball scrimmages between introductions, dance routines, skits and prize giveaways on Friday night during the seventh annual “Pack the House” in the LHS gym.
Sooners, ‘Cats ready for rematch
Kansas State hopes to correct mistakes it made in October loss to Oklahoma
December 2, 2000
No matter what anybody says about how tough it is to beat the same team twice, Bob Stoops isn’t buying. Not publicly, at least. The Oklahoma coach, whose team beat then-No. 2 Kansas State 41-31 Oct. 14, insists he’s not worried about any lingering after-affects going into tonight’s Big 12 title game against the Wildcats.
Shopping through uncertainty
Lawrence retailers hopeful for strong retail season in turbulent times
December 2, 2000
By Mark Fagan Eric Wilson shrugs when he hears about election uncertainty, a volatile stock market, diminished consumer confidence or any of the other supposed reasons for a sluggish retail market this holiday season.
Parade that almost wasn’t will indeed go on this year
December 2, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A downtown Lawrence tradition, dressed in its Christmas finery and jingle bells, will delight thousands of people today. More than 100 carriages, wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles are expected to travel down Massachusetts Street for the eighth annual Eldridge Hotel Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, starting at 11 a.m. today.
Islanders, Devils deadlocked, 0-0
New York’s Vanbiesbrouck stops penalty shot in overtime
December 2, 2000
No one has ever scored on a penalty shot to end an NHL game. John Vanbiesbrouck made sure that goalies remained perfect.
Case a twist on Solomon’s choice
December 2, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Memo to the Supreme Court: Solomon had it easy, Mr. and Ms. Justices. He knew one of the two women before him was a real mother. Give the biblical king’s test to Al Gore and George W. Bush and the American baby gets split every time.
Humane Society targets tagged pheasant hunt
Angry e-mail knocks out Garden City hotel’s computers
December 2, 2000
Two hotels participating in a tagged pheasant hunt were the targets of e-mails and complaints from those opposed to the hunt. The complaints, and calls for a boycott, have been directed at Holiday Inn Express hotels in Garden City and Liberal.
Lois Reynolds
December 2, 2000
Around and About
December 2, 2000
Justices mull Bush vs. Gore
Florida courts, meanwhile, deal setbacks to vice president
December 2, 2000
From the splendor of their raised wooden dais, nine U.S. Supreme Court justices on Friday heard arguments on a narrow question of Florida election law while, hundreds of miles away, the state’s Supreme Court and a circuit judge denied Vice President Al Gore’s petitions for immediate recounts of that state’s presidential ballots.
Literal globe-trotter runs through Lawrence
36-year-old seeks world endurance record
December 2, 2000
By Tom Meagher Come on feet, don’t fail me now. On Oct. 22, an Illinois man ran the Chicago Marathon, but after finishing the 26.2-mile race, he didn’t stop. Rick Henry, 36, now is attempting to run around the world. On Friday afternoon in Lawrence, he ran north up Iowa Street on his way to Topeka, having barely begun his planned 18-month, 18,000-mile run.
Syracuse crushes Akron
Orangemen to play Virginia Tech in tourney final
December 2, 2000
Every time Syracuse has needed a boost in the young season, Preston Shumpert has delivered. He did so again Friday night. With the No. 20 Orangemen clinging to a narrow lead over Akron late in the first half, Shumpert hit consecutive three-pointers to key a 20-point run and an 81-51 win in the first round of the Carrier Classic.
Daily Ticker
December 2, 2000
Franchione leaves TCU for Alabama job
Crimson Tide to pay new head coach more than $1 million per season
December 2, 2000
Alabama hired Texas Christian football coach Dennis Franchione to turn around the Crimson Tide, opting for someone with no ties to the school.
TV ratings first, crowd comfort second
Tonight’s Big 12 title game, NFL games in Chicago, New England weren’t scheduled with fans in mind
December 2, 2000
The weather forecast for tonight in Kansas City calls for snow flurries and temperatures in the 20s. It will probably be in the 20s Sunday night in Chicago, with similar conditions expected Monday night in Boston.
Guerrilla tactics on campaign funds
December 2, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Americans in general and Republicans in particular are thrilled that an energized Dick Cheney is more than up and about after his recent cardiac scare. With Cheney in the hospital, Republicans for the first time were forced to confront the reality that if anything happened to the former Defense secretary, next in the line of succession was George W.
Karr services
December 2, 2000
National Briefs
December 2, 2000
Milwaukee - Mayor admits affair Los Angeles - Police shoot woman’s eye out Washington, D.C. - Blood processing woes found Alaska - Pet food donated to mushers Detroit - Six children killed in fire
Mexican leader begins new era
New president breaks grip of 1-party rule
December 2, 2000
A towering businessman in custom-made cowboy boots strode into Mexico’s presidency Friday, ending a seven-decade political dynasty and thrusting his nation into a new, democratic era. Raising his right hand and swearing to uphold the Constitution “for the poor and marginalized people of this country,” Vicente Fox brought to a close a political system that dates to the Mexican Revolution.
Disappointing season puts KU coach in tough position
December 2, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Kansas University football coach Terry Allen has been placed in a difficult position, but he is not alone. There are others who face related problems.
District anticipates legal action
East Heights principal, parent may have grounds for lawsuit
December 2, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The volatile situation at East Heights School, including suspension of the principal and allegations of child abuse, may be headed to district court. Supt. Randy Weseman said he would move deliberately with an internal investigation under the eye of the district’s legal counsel, Pete Curran. “There exists a possibility of legal action involving this,” Weseman said.
Florida felons found to have cast votes
December 2, 2000
At least 445 Florida felons voted illegally on Nov. 7, casting another cloud over a disputed presidential election already mired in legal challenges, an investigation has found.
Bush backers pony up postelection donations
December 2, 2000
They are members of George W. Bush’s $5,000 Club Republicans who are the financial force behind the governor’s expensive legal team. There are sports figures including pro golfer Ben Crenshaw and football legend Roger Staubach and team owners, including New York Jets owner Robert (Woody) Johnson.
Charge filed in Firstar Bank robbery
December 2, 2000
By Joel Mathis Prosecutors filed a single federal charge Friday against the Lawrence man accused of trying to rob a downtown bank Thursday, shedding more light on the details of the one-hour standoff. Paul David Lee, 57, started Friday in Douglas County Jail but was taken into federal custody just after 11 a.m. He made a first appearance at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Catherine Walker in federal court at Topeka.