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Nation Briefs
December 3, 2000
DENVER: Army to destroy nerve gas canisters NEW YORK CITY: Pregnant teens dissuaded from school California: Judge blocks anti-airport law LOS ANGELES: Police banned from homeless roundup
Doctors strike against risk of strokes
December 3, 2000
Portland surgeons have placed a wire mesh tube deep inside a woman’s brain to prevent a stroke in the first-ever clinical test of the new device.
Love is in the air for stamp collectors
December 3, 2000
With much of the world in turmoil and tension, it seems only fitting that the first stamps of 2001 by the U.S. Postal Service should be “love” stamps.
Take action against ex who lied in court
December 3, 2000
My former husband and I were divorced six years ago. We have two children, now ages 8 and 12. At the time we divorced, he was just finishing technical school in computers and had little income, and I was teaching school. He was ordered to pay $200 per month for both children.
How to reduce holiday spending for real
December 3, 2000
When you’re in the business of giving unsolicited advice, sometimes you feel like the tipsy temperance speaker ranting about demon rum. I try to practice what I preach … really. And I succeed lots of the time. But when it comes to holiday spending, well, like millions of Americans, I wield my credit card the way a pirate wields a cutlass. Without hesitation. Without reservation. Without remorse until January, at least.
Ignoring critics, America Online thrives
December 3, 2000
Lynne Keyser isn’t bothered by techies who deride her online service as “Internet on training wheels.” In fact, that’s why she likes America Online. Keyser has plenty of company, too. By targeting newcomers, AOL has become the world’s leading Internet provider. It recently surpassed 25 million subscribers, some 85 percent of them in the United States.
Wake Forest will provide tough test
Jayhawks control their fate
December 3, 2000
By Bill Mayer OK, target practice is over for the Kansas basketball team. Next Thursday at Wake Forest we’ll get a much better indication of how good the Jayhawks are or can be. The prognosis is promising but No. 2-rated KU has a lot of proving to do between now and early March.
Ice ballet warms holiday heart of Lawrence
December 3, 2000
By Jan Biles The St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet made its fourth visit to the Lied Center Saturday and, based on its reputation and popularity, was able to draw enough ice-skating and ballet fans to fill the hall not once, but twice, to see its version of “Cinderella.”
The Mag shifts focus, expands online version
December 3, 2000
By Dave Toplikar The Mag, an entertainment guide that has been a fixture on coffee tables around Lawrence for several years, has undergone an overhaul. After months of planning, The Mag has been re-invented to make it the pre-eminent place to get music, film and entertainment information for the region.
Spanish choreographer to appear with University Dance Company
December 3, 2000
The passion of flamenco, the non-chalant precision of Baroque, the elegance of ballet and the storytelling of modern dance are pulled into one program by a series of collaborations between musicians and dancers for the University Dance Company’s fall concert.
NHL Roundup
Tampa shuts down Detroit
December 3, 2000
Vincent Lecavalier scored two goals and Tampa Bay held Detroit without a shot in the first period as the Lightning beat the Red Wings, 3-0, on Saturday night.
Malone closing in on Chamberlain
Utah standout eight points shy of Wilt
December 3, 2000
Karl Malone isn’t all that comfortable with what he’s about to accomplish. Something doesn’t seem right about passing Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA’s career scoring list so soon after his death.
Top 25 women
Iowa State blasts Blue Demons
December 3, 2000
Iowa State’s big first-half and sticky defense were too much for DePaul. Angie Welle scored 24 points in 22 minutes and Tracy Gahan added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the eighth-ranked Cyclones beat DePaul, 81-65, on Saturday.
Garden City falls, 13-7
December 3, 2000
Steve Cota threw for 179 yards and one touchdown and linebacker Tim Parker made a crucial interception Saturday as Glendale (Ariz.) Community College beat Garden City (Kan.) Junior College 13-7 in the Valley of the Sun Bowl.
Navy avoids winless season, tops Army
December 3, 2000
Navy found the ideal way to put an end to its perfectly awful season just let Army make more mistakes.
Sooners best of Big 12
Oklahoma turns back Kansas State, 27-24, for conference crown
December 3, 2000
Oklahoma is more than OK the Sooners are perfect and on their way to the Orange Bowl to play for the national championship. Josh Heupel threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as No. 1 Oklahoma completed a perfect regular season with a 27-24 victory over No. 8 Kansas State in the Big 12 title game on a chilly Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium.
Friends & Neighbors
December 3, 2000
Fraternity held liable in bar accident
December 3, 2000
A Creighton University fraternity was ordered to pay more than $250,000 to a Broken Bow woman who was seriously injured two years ago after falling out of a second-story window at a Council Bluffs, Iowa, bar where the fraternity was hosting a Halloween party.
Billionaires wage friendly competition
Gates won’t bet ranch on bridge game
December 3, 2000
Two of the world’s wealthiest men sat next to each other at a card table Saturday, both wearing scowls of concentration as they studied the cards held close to their chests.
Joys of common labor fade quickly
December 3, 2000
By George Gurley Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World. Last October I planted grass a first for me. In my former existence as an employee I’d have paid someone else to do the work or simply let the crabgrass an unjustly despised ground cover flourish.
Installing tile is sticky situation for homeowner
December 3, 2000
By Dave Barry Humor columnist for the Miami Herald. TODAY’S TOPIC FOR HOMEOWNERS IS: How to install a tile floor. Any home decorator will tell you that there is nothing quite like a tile floor for transforming an ordinary room into an ordinary room that has tile on the floor.
Mideast a priority for next president
December 3, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group America’s great national uncertainty ends in a matter of days. But the Middle East’s new time of confusion stretches months ahead, promising sharp surprises and explosive problems for the new U.S. administration.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
December 3, 2000
Not a safety issue
December 3, 2000
Higher education kudos
December 3, 2000
Journal-World Editorial More can be done, but the Kansas higher education system must be doing something right. What a treat to see Kansas receive high marks for something so near and dear to Lawrence residents higher education.
UMKC announces art center
December 3, 2000
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has plans to feature its burgeoning art collection in a new 29,000-square-foot art center near its campus.
Agassi, Kuerten in final
No. 1 ranking in world at stake today at Masters Cup
December 3, 2000
Gustavo Kuerten rallied to oust defending champion Pete Sampras and will finish the year as No. 1 in the world if he can beat Andre Agassi in the final of the Masters Cup.
Hospital offers safe toy guidelines
December 3, 2000
Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., has released a list of guidelines for parents in choosing toys for their children this holiday season.
Lawrence School Board
December 3, 2000
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Home delivery not so easy in Britain
December 3, 2000
By Joel J. Gold Special to the Journal-World In the past month or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about newspaper delivery. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about the young man who is usually chatting with a friend at 4 in the morning when he fires my newspaper at the front steps.
On the Wilde side
Letters reveal private side of enigmatic writer
December 3, 2000
“To be great,” wrote Oscar Wilde, “is to be misunderstood.” By that reckoning, Wilde must stand among the greatest writers of the last few centuries.
Petition seeks vote on park
December 3, 2000
By Tom Meagher A Baldwin City Council candidate has collected more than 200 signatures on a petition to allow residents to decide how to proceed with a proposed combination business-recreation park.
Officers arrest shooting suspects
December 3, 2000
Two people were arrested Saturday by Franklin County authorities in connection with the shooting of an Ottawa man.
Kansans honored for election commitments
December 3, 2000
By Amber Stuever When Jimmy Carter was a candidate for the presidency in 1976, Elsie Hunsinger of Lawrence was at the polls to hand out the ballots. Twenty-four years later, the long-time election worker was witness to one of the zanier elections she’s served.
Lewis Carl Rinehart
December 3, 2000
Top Dog
Couple’s Rhodesian Ridgeback winning shows
December 3, 2000
By Jim Baker Woody is a heck of a dog. So good, in fact, that he’s got an official title: International, American and Canadian Champion Wetu of Kalahari. That’s his fancy name. But the owners of this pooch Mike and Cindy Well of Lawrence just call him Woody.
Area Briefs
December 3, 2000
Lawrence resident named to KSU Foundation board KU sets final exams New hot line can help rural Kansas residents
On The Record
December 3, 2000
Group gives a hoot about injured wildlife
O.W.L. displays owls for fund-raiser
December 3, 2000
By Mike Belt Kaylee Hurt had a one-word description for the barn owl that sat on its perch a few feet away from her in the Vinland Valley Nursery greenhouse. “Cool,” the 5-year-old Osawatomie girl said. But it was the smaller screech owl she would have liked to have taken home with her.
Season greeted by carriage parade
Downtown Lawrence crowd thrilled by vintage buggy, wagon event
December 3, 2000
By Mike Belt Downtown Lawrence took on the look of Christmases past for a couple of hours Saturday as decorated carriages and wagons paraded by a crowd that spilled over the sidewalks along Massachusetts Street.
Longtime congressman mourned
December 3, 2000
Hundreds of politicians and supporters, some in suits and others in jeans, filed into a cathedral Saturday to mourn former Rep. Henry Gonzalez, who spent 37 years in Congress as a champion of the underdog.
Fledgling airline shuts down in search of cash
December 3, 2000
Legend Airlines, a start-up that said it had lost about $1 million a week during its first six months of providing first-class service, suspended operations Saturday while it attempts to raise money.
Chiefs, Patriots have something to prove
Monday night matchup isn’t what television moguls had in mind
December 3, 2000
Time for Dennis Miller to brush up on his vague allusions. This one might test even his descriptive powers.
Columbine harassment seen before shooting
December 3, 2000
Bullying was a problem at Columbine High School shortly before the worst school shootings in the nation’s history, despite administrators’ denials of harassment there, according to a report released Friday.
Polio cases reported
December 3, 2000
A weakened strain of the polio virus used as a vaccine apparently mutated and caused a rare outbreak of the paralyzing disease in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, health officials reported Friday.
Protesters greet Mexico’s new leader
December 3, 2000
After a day of national euphoria over his inauguration, reality greeted President Vicente Fox on Saturday.
World Briefs
December 3, 2000
China: Building collapse fatal Chile: Pinochet appeals Yugoslavia: $1 billion traced
Barak defends his policies
December 3, 2000
Facing sharp criticism from both Israelis and Palestinians, Prime Minister Ehud Barak aggressively defended his handling of the current upheaval and said Saturday that a political settlement offered the only way out of a half-century of Mideast conflict.
Pakistan vows restraint along disputed Indian border
December 3, 2000
Pakistani troops will show “maximum restraint” along the line that separates them from Indian forces in the disputed region of Kashmir. This is an effort to “strengthen and stabilize” an Indian-declared cease-fire in Kashmir, the Pakistani government said Saturday.
JROTC support
December 3, 2000
Fla. Legislature has experience choosing state’s electors
December 3, 2000
Democrats charged that a GOP-controlled Legislature wanted to pick its own slate of electors for fear the Republican candidate would lose Florida.
SUV liability insurance rates on the rise
December 3, 2000
Two insurance companies are raising liability premiums for sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and big vans because of evidence that they cause more damage in accidents, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Hogs may be on city’s horizon
Planned packinghouse in Elwood raising hackles here at home
December 3, 2000
By Erwin Seba Phillip Metsker steers a John Deere tractor through a field south of Lawrence. He’s plowing under stalks that were stripped of ears of corn for this year’s harvest. “I dirt-farm and I raise hogs,” Metsker said, his green tractor bouncing over furrows cut in the soil. Metsker’s family farm near Lone Star raises about 5,500 hogs a year.
Godot’ makes most of minimalist setting
Classic play tackles weighty issues, lets you see actors sweat
December 3, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near There are different types of theatrical presentations. What have always been popular and what are really in vogue right now are the big-ticket, blockbuster spectaculars featuring nonstop action. Going to many plays is pretty similar to going to the movies, only with a play the action is still live and there is no Dolby stereo sound.
Napkin rings can be worth thousands
December 3, 2000
Today, a hostess setting a very special holiday dinner table might include napkin rings at each place. Napkin rings, especially the elaborate, silver-plated, figural rings, also were popular in the 19th century. They were not used by the rich, because the wealthy used fresh napkins at each meal, showing that they could afford a laundress to do the linens.
Space station to spread its wings
Shuttle delivers solar panels for electricity
December 3, 2000
Space shuttle Endeavour pulled up to the international space station and docked Saturday, setting the stage for the attachment and dramatic spreading of the world’s largest solar wings.
Star Wars’ fan filmmakers get unusual Web support
December 3, 2000
The folks at Lucasfilm have always been supportive of fan-made “Star Wars” shorts on the Internet, and now they’re making it official. The Official Star Wars Fan Film Network, a joint venture of Lucas Online and AtomFilms, was launched Thursday on the Web at www.starwars.atomfilms.com.
Slim pickings left for Oscar night
Critics bemoan lack of talent in list of possible Academy Award hopefuls
December 3, 2000
And the nominees for best actor are: Adam Sandler for “Little Nicky,” Sylvester Stallone for “Get Carter,” John Travolta for “Battlefield Earth,” the submarine in “U-571” and the radioactive reptile from “Godzilla 2000.”
Critics say beware of Seaboard
December 3, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Elwood city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan changing the zoning on 160 acres of agricultural land adjoining the city limits to allow industrial uses. The land is the proposed site of a controversial 4-million-hog-per-year packing plant operated by Seaboard Farms. Elwood, population 1,079, is about 90 miles northeast of Lawrence.
Traditional ‘honeymoon’ over before it begins?
December 3, 2000
Twelve years ago today, The Philadelphia Inquirer published a front-page story about President-elect George Bush meeting at his Washington home with Michael Dukakis, the man he defeated a month earlier.
Florida race goes on trial
Sparring continues as courts, lawmakers try to take charge
December 3, 2000
In an unprecedented lawsuit, attorneys for Vice President Al Gore tried to convince a county judge Saturday to throw open the presidential race by resuming the vote counting in Florida and ordering a canvass of thousands of disputed ballots.
Coffee contest heats up
Specialty shops pour into Lawrence’s java jumble
December 3, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Competition among Lawrence’s gourmet coffee shops may soon have the bite of a double-tall cappuccino. Outlets hot to meet the needs of this city’s black-liquid connoisseurs are popping up everywhere.
Nation Briefs
December 3, 2000
Virginia: Jefferson papers to be auctioned NEW YORK CITY: Hemingway’s son dies after surgery Ohio: Bus, pickup crash on icy highway
Kentucky shows heart at Carolina
Tar Heel coach Doherty, meanwhile, apologizes for 93-76 loss to Wildcats at Smith Center
December 3, 2000
Tubby Smith can coach. Saul Smith can be an inspiring floor general against a top 10 team. Kentucky can make perimeter shots.
Wood ashes don’t add nutrients
December 3, 2000
By Bruce Chladny With the onset of cold weather and the burning of fireplaces, many gardeners are asking if the wood ashes are good to use as garden or flowerbed fertilizer. In a nut shell not really.
Horoscopes
December 3, 2000
Top 25 Men
Kentucky upends UNC
December 3, 2000
Kentucky dug deep into its bench Saturday to beat No. 6 North Carolina, 93-76, and end its worst start in 16 years.
Uninspired Illini thump K-State
December 3, 2000
Illinois coach Bill Self never convinced his team that Kansas State would be as dangerous as the two top-ranked teams the Illini faced earlier this season.
Business would savor Bush term
December 3, 2000
By Robert Reno Newsday A George W. Bush administration, if it ever finally occurs, is shaping up to be the most business-friendly since Calvin Coolidge told the American Society of Newspaper Editors, in one of his fits of oversimplification, that “the chief business of the American people is business.”
Soft money ban not a done deal
December 3, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group In this past election cycle, the Republican and Democratic parties raised almost $410 million in “soft money” contributions the six-figure gifts from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals that have become the favorite device for evading the strictures of campaign finance law.
KU student goes global at climate conference
U.S. stance on greenhouse emissions scuttled pact, disgusted Jayhawk participant
December 3, 2000
By Erwin Seba Mo Perry says she came away from her first trip overseas inspired and disgusted. Maureen “Mo” Perry, a Kansas University sophomore, returned last week from The Netherlands, where she attended the United Nations conference on the world’s climate at The Hague.
Briefly
December 3, 2000
Traffic: One-way proposal for Schwarz Road on agenda Kansas University: Professor, ex-ambassador to be honored by council Government: Capital improvement funding up for county consideration
Death penalty faces challenge
High court’s ruling will set course for future capital cases
December 3, 2000
The Kansas Supreme Court will tread new legal ground Wednesday, when it considers its first death penalty appeal since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1994. How the court eventually rules in the case of convicted murderer Gary Wayne Kleypas will help chart the course for handling future capital punishment cases in Kansas.
Amish seek exemption from child-labor laws
December 3, 2000
A community known for insulating itself from the outside world is reaching out to lawmakers in an effort to preserve a centuries-old tradition of having children work.
Tribe offers land for nuclear waste dump
December 3, 2000
Leon Bear knows the boundaries of his tribe’s land by heart. From the reservoir that provides water to his tiny village, Bear sweeps his arm across the parched valley, pointing out fences and smokestacks that ring the last remnant of his tribe’s traditional lands.
Mrs. Clinton gets ready for Senate
Freshman orientation this week
December 3, 2000
The senator-elect from New York reports for freshman orientation this week. With her own Secret Service detail. And the president as her date for a formal dinner Tuesday.
What if? Statistical analysis gives Fla. election to Gore
December 3, 2000
If no one had ever heard of hanging chads, if the butterfly ballot had never flown, if no voter had bungled in the booth, who would have won Florida and the presidency of the United States?
Baker clips Campbellsville, 27-23
December 3, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Brock Bult may not have been the happiest man in America on Saturday, but he sure thought he was. “Oh, God, yes I am,” said Bult, Baker University’s punt snapper. “I about had a heart attack out there.”
Business Briefcase
December 3, 2000
Holiday office parties could get heave Ho Ho Ho Motley Fool: Name that company
Galway
Medieval landmarks operate as businesses in this Irish city
December 3, 2000
The fires burned on both sides of the highway approaching Galway small fires of peat, lumber scraps or brush. As cars whizzed by, young boys waved maroon-and-white banners or wore them like capes.
Gift ideas for gardeners
Nurseries offer everything from gloves to bird seed
December 3, 2000
By Carol Boncella The December holidays are filled with opportunities to present our family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers and other people important in our lives with gifts that show our love and affection and our appreciation and gratitude. For the people on our lists who are gardeners, gift choices are abundant.
Charlotte clips Jazz
Wesley nets 30 points to boost Hornets
December 3, 2000
Vaguely aware that Karl Malone was trying to make history, the Charlotte Hornets didn’t want it to happen against them.
No. 7 Gators pop Auburn
Graham rushes for 169 yards to boost Florida
December 3, 2000
Florida is back on top in the Southeastern Conference. The No. 7 Gators pummeled Auburn for the second time in seven weeks, with Rex Grossman throwing four touchdown passes for a 28-6 victory Saturday in the SEC championship game.
Talk show line-ups released
December 3, 2000
Faces and places
December 3, 2000
Pennsylvania mulls evolution ‘theory’
December 3, 2000
Controversial new standards for teaching science in Pennsylvania propose that evolution be treated as a “theory,” and that alternative theories also be taught as part of schools’ science curriculum.
Delivery provides treasure trove of memories
December 3, 2000
By Calder Pickett My dear friend Dick Wright, who died a year ago, once told me that he had kept all my columns. A week or so ago his daughter brought me a box full of those columns.
Work a hard habit to break
Some seniors find they’re not the retiring type
December 3, 2000
After a lifetime of working in the restaurant business, banking, toy sales and hotel operations, Garry Freid retired six years ago. He played poker, cruised the high seas with his wife and traveled across the country to visit his grandchildren. But it wasn’t enough.
Witch tired of co-worker trying to ‘save’ and convert her
December 3, 2000
City contest may feature new faces
Two incumbents say they’re undecided about running again
December 3, 2000
By Mike Belt Indecision 2001? Two of three Lawrence city commissioners facing the end of their terms are undecided about running for re-election next spring. In addition, only two residents so far have publicly expressed interest in running for the commission.
Nation Briefs
December 3, 2000
Oregon: Prison laundry cheated LOS ANGELES: Student’s suicide filmed California: Quakes rumble near Tahoe SEATTLE: Grad students may strike New Jersey: Court ends union control
People
December 3, 2000