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National Briefs
December 6, 2000
Washington, D.C. - Lewinsky to testify again New York City - Magazine apologizes Washington, D.C. - Army sweatshop alleged Texas - Convicted murderer executed Washington, D.C. - Census numbers due Dec. 31
Gore asks Florida Supreme Court to set aside Bush victory
December 6, 2000
(Updated 11:18 a.m. Wednesday) Al Gore asked Florida’s highest court Wednesday to set aside George W. Bush’s certified victory in the state and allow more counting of disputed ballots to settle the “fundamental question” of which candidate got more votes.
City Commission Briefs
December 6, 2000
Robert Barr
December 6, 2000
Andes services
December 6, 2000
Spielman services
December 6, 2000
Iva Wolf
December 6, 2000
Haskell, foundation near pact
Troubled, independent fund-raising agency to present business plan
December 6, 2000
By Dave Ranney The rift between Haskell Indian Nations University and the troubled Haskell Foundation appears to be narrowing. This afternoon, officials from both institutions are expected to review a proposal aimed at improving communication and installing sound business practices at the foundation. The 3 p.m. meeting is closed to the public.
Corso keys Blues’ win
Elias scores three goals to boost Devils
December 6, 2000
Daniel Corso’s trip to St. Louis might last a little longer than he thought.
Nelson has prostate cancer
December 6, 2000
Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson was confident about beating prostate cancer after learning Tuesday that he has an early form of the disease.
Braves bump Avila
December 6, 2000
Tony Porter scored 20 points and snagged 11 rebounds to lead Ottawa to a 68-59 men’s college basketball victory over Avila on Tuesday.
Chargers bounce Basehor-Linwood, 48-42
December 6, 2000
Down by two at halftime, Santa Fe Trail outscored Basehor-Linwood 19-10 in the third quarter to take control for its 19th consecutive Kaw Valley League victory, a 48-42 win on Tuesday.
Baldwin thumps Eudora, 61-30
December 6, 2000
By Chuck Woodling One-dimensional Baldwin High’s girls basketball team isn’t. Eudora learned that much on Tuesday night, bowing to the Bulldogs, 61-30, in the semifinals of the Eudora Invitational.
Lions crush Harmon
December 6, 2000
Emily Schwartz scored 17 points while Mandy Amyx and Tayler Guntert chipped in 16 points apiece to boost Lawrence High to a 64-29 girls basketball romp over Kansas City Harmon on Tuesday.
Area Briefs
December 6, 2000
Shooting suspect held on $250,000 bond Jayhawk Audubon Society to sell birdseed Know Your Antiques to feature angels
LHS wrestlers roll
Lions sweep Blue Valley, Olathe North
December 6, 2000
By Levi Chronister Four of Lawrence High School’s five smallest wrestlers came up big against Olathe North on Tuesday to lead the Lions to a dual sweep. TJ Reyes (103 pounds), Chris Hultine(119), Chandler Hess (125) and Thomas Fulbright (130) pinned their Olathe North counterparts to stake the Lions to an early 24-6 lead before the Lions coasted to a 43-27 victory. Lawrence, now 5-2, beat Blue Valley 39-35 in the first dual
Witness: McIntyre admitted rape
Police say defendant left wallet, identification in car left at shoe store
December 6, 2000
By Joel Mathis Terry McIntyre allegedly told a friend he committed a robbery and rape at a Lawrence shoe store, according to testimony Tuesday. Police said he also left his wallet with identification in a car abandoned at the scene.
On the record
December 6, 2000
KU prof withdraws request to dismiss suit
December 6, 2000
A Kansas University journalism professor told the U.S. District Court in Topeka he does not want to drop his discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the university.
Red Cross considers ‘signature’ fund-raising event
December 6, 2000
By Tom Meagher The American Red Cross of Douglas County finished 2000 in the black. Now its chairman wants the group to come up with an annual event to ensure funds will be adequate in future years.
KDOT cuts city cord on SLT
Lawrence has no remaining participatory interest,’ agency attorney writes to mayor
December 6, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The state highway department’s top attorney has written a letter to Mayor Jim Henry telling him the city has no remaining interest in the South Lawrence Trafficway agreement that once wed city, county and state road builders to the controversial road’s completion.
Perry trips Chieftains
December 6, 2000
The percentage wasn’t pretty, but Perry-Lecompton’s boys basketball team shot enough free throws Tuesday night to make it enough in a 46-42 Kaw Valley League win over Tonganoxie.
Beckman pulls Q-school hat trick
Minnesota golfer survives pressure of PGA Qualifying tournament again
December 6, 2000
When it comes to noteworthy streaks on the PGA Tour, Cameron Beckman is right up there with Ernie Els and Tiger Woods.
Davie signs 5-year contract
Notre Dame coach leads Irish to 9-2 record, Fiesta Bowl
December 6, 2000
Notre Dame coach Bob Davie signed a five-year contract Tuesday, two days after the Irish were invited to their first major bowl in five years.
Malone passes Chamberlain
December 6, 2000
Karl Malone’s first eight points carried him past Wilt Chamberlain. The Mailman’s next 23 carried the Utah Jazz past Toronto. Malone moved past Chamberlain for second place on the NBA’s career scoring list Tuesday night, hitting a scoop in the lane with 4:58 left in the second quarter of Utah’s 98-84 victory over the Raptors.
Hitting the jackpot
Schools throwing money at big-name coaches
December 6, 2000
When North Carolina waved a reported $1.4 million per year at football coach Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech immediately raised Beamer’s salary by a third, increased his staff’s pay and promised to upgrade facilities.
College briefs
December 6, 2000
Missouri’s Kroenke takes medical redshirt Buckeyes backup hurt Center could be deported
UConn claims Big East opener
No. 1-ranked Huskies improve to 5-0 and win 40th straight in December with 77-53 win
December 6, 2000
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma was more concerned with the lackluster effort than the top-ranked Huskies’ 77-53 victory over Miami on Tuesday night.
Doctors’ group backs sales of ‘morning-after’ pill
December 6, 2000
Stepping into a morally charged debate Tuesday, the American Medical Assn. called on the Food and Drug Administration to consider making the “morning-after” pill available over the counter.
Spacewalkers power up station
Two astronauts bring power to solar panels
December 6, 2000
Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside Tuesday for the second time this week and completed electrical hookups for the international space station’s new power-producing solar wings.
American Film Institute steps into annual award spotlight
December 6, 2000
The American Film Institute, boldly stepping onto a stage that is certain to draw worldwide attention and plunge the venerable nonprofit organization into the superheated media frenzy leading up to the Academy Awards, Tuesday launched a program to select an annual list of 10 outstanding feature-length films released during the calendar year.
Billboard awards play it loud
December 6, 2000
The artist made famous by singing about women’s underwear took home six awards Tuesday at the Billboard Music Awards while ‘N Sync, the Dixie Chicks and Destiny’s Child won four apiece.
Funhouse’ laughs ‘til cows come home
Comedy Central’s latest? Trash-talking animal puppets and cartoons
December 6, 2000
You know those snuff-tin-shaped novelties that, when turned over, let loose with a cow’s moo or a cat’s meow? Robert Smigel does. They crack him up. With a flick of his wrist he pretends to invert such a toy, then provides his own “mooooooo” and bursts out laughing.
Cunningham: Chiefs will stay the course
December 6, 2000
Gunther Cunningham, with criticism mounting on the heels of a five-game losing streak, insisted Tuesday he feels no added pressure as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
OU women cruise to 86-45 win
December 6, 2000
LaNeishea Caufield scored 21 points as No. 15 Oklahoma beat Arkansas-Little Rock 86-45 on Tuesday night.
Seaboard postpones wastewater plant hearing
December 6, 2000
Agribusiness giant Seaboard Corp. Tuesday put on hold a planned hearing by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on a wastewater treatment plant for a proposed Elwood slaughterhouse. The hearing, originally scheduled for Dec. 13 in Elwood, probably will be rescheduled for January, said Seaboard spokesman Gary Reckrodt.
Elwood council’s action greases skids for hog plant
December 6, 2000
By Erwin Seba The city council of this small community on the Missouri River began clearing the way for a gigantic pork packing plant to be built here by Seaboard Farms Inc. Unanimous preliminary approval of a zoning change for the plant’s 160-acre site adjoining the city limits came after a one-and-a-half hour meeting. At least 100 people took part in the meeting at the community building.
Cyclones storm back for win
Down as many as 18 points, Iowa State pulls out 89-74 win against Tennessee Tech
December 6, 2000
Kantrail Horton and Jamaal Tinsley helped Iowa State win a game its coach thought was lost.
U.S. students improve, still lag behind
Tests show American youths do worse than many of their international peers
December 6, 2000
American students performed a little better on the latest round of global science and math tests, but still lag behind students in nearly half the countries that gave the uniform quiz including Australia, Canada and several European and Asian nations.
City shares concerns for building on 31st Street
December 6, 2000
By Mike Belt Lawrence city commissioners promise to move cautiously when it comes to development and annexation in the 31st Street area. That promise was made during commissioners’ Tuesday meeting after discussions with South Lawrence residents about potential development projects and their ramifications on quality of life.
Carbon dioxide promoted as cash crop
December 6, 2000
Midwestern farmers should begin thinking now about their possible role in an anti-pollution method that is receiving increasing attention, Sen. Sam Brownback told an audience at Kansas State University.
DJ’s prank crossed line, say police
Radio personality Randy Miller criticized, charged
December 6, 2000
A radio disc jockey and a producer have been charged with a misdemeanor for their part in a prank that scared some people and irritated law enforcement officers.
Report: HealthWave not keeping its clients
Legislative audit says government insurance program for children could be improved
December 6, 2000
By Scott Rothschild The financially plagued HealthWave insurance program for children also is having trouble keeping its clients in the program, officials said Tuesday. A state audit of HealthWave detailed financial problems with one of its first contractors Horizon Health Plan Inc. which has cost the state millions of dollars in unexpected costs.
Postal rate hike approved
December 6, 2000
It’s official: It will cost a penny more to mail a letter starting Jan. 7. The increase to 34 cents was accepted Tuesday by the Postal Service’s board of governors.
Gulf War illness study tracks nerve gas
December 6, 2000
U.S. troop exposure to low levels of Iraqi nerve gas shortly after the 1991 Gulf War might have contributed to some of the undiagnosed illnesses of returning soldiers, a new study says.
Back belt’s effectiveness doubted
December 6, 2000
Just in time for all those workers handling heavy holiday packages, new research suggests that back belts widely used in industry to prevent lifting injuries don’t work.
Briefly
December 6, 2000
Potawatomi tribal council chairman sworn in Student out of coma after attack last weekend Killing of cattle leads to charges against boys Entire safe stolen from Lawrence bakery
World Briefs
December 6, 2000
Havana - Cuban TV shows Castro visiting Elian Ivory Coast - Election protests descend into chaos Tokyo - Ex-prime ministers added to Cabinet
Heroic physician succumbs to Ebola
December 6, 2000
When the dreaded Ebola virus struck northern Uganda, Dr. Matthew Lokwiya was among the first to treat victims. And he stayed on, often taking the worst cases and risking infection.
Flamb pudding will light up holiday meal
December 6, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger If you are looking to start a Christmas Eve tradition in your family, or simply want to serve a memorable holiday dessert, here it is. Children are particularly taken with this pudding, which really does make “visions of sugarplums dance in their heads.”
Union targets e-commerce warehouse
Organizers take aim at Amazon.com
December 6, 2000
This is not exactly the Third World, but union organizers say Amazon.com’s decision to open a distribution center in Coffeyville has the same effect. However, some southeast Kansas residents say $9 an hour is a good wage in their region.
Briefcase
December 6, 2000
Apple warns of loss Committee combines ecology, economics GE castoffs land at 3M, Home Depot Factory orders down
Heinz earnings increase 10 percent
December 6, 2000
H.J. Heinz Co. said Tuesday that earnings rose almost 10 percent in its second quarter, even as foreign-currency effects pushed down sales. The Pittsburgh-based maker of Heinz ketchup and StarKist tuna said operating income totaled $459.5 million, or 69 cents a diluted share, compared with $418 million, or 63 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter.
JROTC support
December 6, 2000
A special day
December 6, 2000
Home-state reception awaits Williams
December 6, 2000
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams might hear a boo or two on Thursday. Then again, Wake Forest men’s basketball fans might give Kansas’ coach a rousing ovation before the Jayhawks’ 6:05 p.m. nonconference battle against the Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Jayhawks stinging from injury bug
December 6, 2000
By Gary Bedore The injury bug has taken a bite out of Kansas during the 2000-2001 men’s basketball season. “It’s been frustrating,” KU coach Roy Williams said Tuesday. “Some years you get lucky and don’t have injuries. Some years you do. It’s part of the game. Every college team goes through aches and pains. We are no exception.”
National Briefs
December 6, 2000
Los Angeles - Autopsy: Officer shot partygoer in back Rhode Island - Three children killed in apartment fire New York City - AltaVista cuts free Internet service
Donald Patz
December 6, 2000
Iowa State coach sympathetic toward officials
December 6, 2000
Here’s something different a coach on the side of the officials.
American Royal given ultimatum: Clean up act
Filthy conditions spur complaints
December 6, 2000
More than 100 horse owners and trainers say they won’t return to the American Royal next year unless something is done about filthy conditions and inadequate stables.
State recommends against sludge ban
KDHE: County needs alternate disposal
December 6, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Until Douglas County comes up with a viable alternative, it shouldn’t bar septic haulers from dumping waste on farmland, state health officials say. Mike Heideman, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said KDHE can’t prevent a county ban on land application of septic sludge. But he said it would be a bad idea in Douglas County, at least until the county has a long-term disposal method for septic waste in place.
Biotech corn ‘likely’ to cause allergy
December 6, 2000
A variety of gene-altered corn shows a “medium likelihood” of causing allergic reactions, but so little is in the food supply that consumers are unlikely to have developed sensitivities to it, a panel of scientists told the government Tuesday.
Court picks face challenge
December 6, 2000
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law Eventually we will have a new president and when public attentions shift to new things, one major effect of the general election of 2000 will still be very much with us. The next president of the United States will, in all probability, nominate several individuals for seats on the United States Supreme Court.
Gore already knows the words
December 6, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News Maybe the words will be different. Maybe the date is inexact. At some hour this week, Al Gore must face his moment of truth. And this time he can’t phone George Bush and say, “Oops! Changed my mind.” My hunch is that the gracious rhetoric of his exit speech is already rattling around Gore’s head.
Bright Future
December 6, 2000
J-W Editorial Downtown Lawrence has an wonderful past and seems to be headed for an even brighter future. Downtown Lawrence is looking great. New buildings, new businesses in existing buildings, a major redevelopment project, a new arts center and the promise of more parking all are adding vitality to a section of the city that is special not only to residents but to the many visitors who come to Lawrence.
Miami scorches Atlanta, 100-92
Orlando claims third consecutive game with 101-98 win
December 6, 2000
A.C. Green scored a season-high 14 points as the Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-92 Tuesday night.
IU knocks off Notre Dame
Hoosiers win intrastate showdown with No. 10 Irish, 86-78
December 6, 2000
Notre Dame could still have its best season in years, but it will have to wait another year to turn things around against Indiana.
Comeback slow for Yzerman
December 6, 2000
Steve Yzerman is back with the Detroit Red Wings, just not at full strength.
Sideline
December 6, 2000
Dallas aide OSU choice McEnroe rejects match MNF has second-lowest rating NCAA reinstates Jefferson
Martha cooks up holiday special
December 6, 2000
Oh, it’s fun to be fussy for the holidays. The Nutley, N.J., native and queen of crafts returns for an annual special, “Martha Stewart’s Christmas Dream” (7 p.m., CBS).
Gore loyalists question appeals
Bush says he’s ready ‘to seize the moment’
December 6, 2000
Al Gore suggested Tuesday that even a rejection of his Florida Supreme Court appeal might not drive him from the presidential race, though many Democrats said that would be the limit of their loyalty. George W. Bush confidently declared himself ready to “seize the moment” as the nation’s 43rd president.
Slow economy concerns Fed chair
Rate cut possible to avoid recession
December 6, 2000
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, expressing concerns about potential threats to the slowing U.S. economy, sent a strong signal Tuesday that the central bank stands ready to cut interest rates if necessary to ward off a recession. Greenspan’s comments triggered a huge rally on Wall Street as investors took comfort that the central bank was growing concerned about the threats to the overall economy from a sharp sell-off in stock prices.
Election process needs some help
December 6, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group One of the few benefits that may derive from the Florida vote-counting mess is a serious effort to examine and improve election procedures in this country. For a nation that loves the latest in recreational and communications technology, the antiquated machinery by which we choose our elected officials is an embarrassment.
Ballot counting likely but moot
December 6, 2000
The courts may resist a statewide recount in Florida. But thanks to the state’s expansive open-records laws, someone may yet undertake the task with the possibility that the next president may find out a few months after the swearing in that he didn’t really win the most votes.
Lee’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ better than ‘Charlie’s Angels’
December 6, 2000
Forget “Charlie’s Angels.” The year’s Ultimate Girl Power Movie is “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” “Crouching Tiger” features female characters who are everything Aaron Spelling’s heroines wish they could be.
Popular pesticide to be phased out
December 6, 2000
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it has reached agreement with the pesticide industry to phase out the nation’s most widely used lawn and garden bug killer because it poses unacceptable risks to consumers.
State Supreme Court faces tough death penalty decision
December 6, 2000
The last time the Kansas Supreme Court handled a death penalty case, the justices did not have many questions about how they would rule. They had no choice. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1972 issued its ruling in Furman vs. Georgia, which invalidated all states’ capital punishment laws.
Tomatoes, chicken team for Asian flair
December 6, 2000
Tomatoes team with Asian seasonings in an original chicken recipe that won first prize for Ming-Chu Lin in a recent contest for student chefs. Lin, a native of Taiwan and a student at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y., worked out a dish that’s colorful as well as tasty.
Leftovers: Eat, freeze or toss them out
December 6, 2000
By Susan Krumm Our family is eating out a lot during the holidays and we often have extra food to take home. How should the leftovers be handled? Whether you are eating out or in, here are five steps to take with leftovers.
Stressed schools
December 6, 2000
Greenspan worries send stocks soaring
December 6, 2000
Wall Street had its first rush of euphoria in months Tuesday, with the Nasdaq composite index posting its biggest one-day advance ever amid optimism that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates. Blue chip stocks also soared, carrying the Dow Jones industrials up more than 338 points.
Horoscopes
December 6, 2000
People
December 6, 2000
O.J. in road rage episode Film festival honors Kirk Julia Roberts: Power gal Bean curd for everyone ‘N Sync fans boo Britney
Haskell women fall in 2 OTs
December 6, 2000
Park University outscored Haskell 13-2 in the second overtime to topple Haskell Indian Nations University, 87-76, in college women’s basketball on Tuesday.
15-year-old daughter asks divorced parents to practice civility
December 6, 2000
Starting from scratch
Lawrence man pens cookbook for novices
December 6, 2000
By Jan Biles Jody Johnson never dreamed he’d see his name on the cover of a cookbook. But his self-published “All Grown Up and Nothing to Eat: a guide to cooking and entertaining for college students and young professionals” will hit bookstores Saturday and is already available on his Web site.
Daily Ticker
December 6, 2000
Unfair to Allen
December 6, 2000
Short & Sweet
December 6, 2000
Don’t panic over holiday stains Really fast food A grueling fall and winter Feel like bakin’ love?