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Kansas, with three female sheriffs, is tied for the lead among states
December 10, 2000
Time was that when folks talked about the sheriff, it was some guy, usually burly, maybe a little unkempt and a bit faster with his fists and firearms. But times have changed since the Old West, including who wears the badge of the county’s chief law enforcement officer.
Arts Briefs
December 10, 2000
Delivering the mail That’s some long pregnancy Funky fossil threads
Art show caters to holiday shoppers
Elizabeth ‘Grandma’ Layton prints among works that are for sale
December 10, 2000
By Jan Biles If you go to an art exhibit and buy one of the works, you most likely won’t be able to take it home that day. Typically, the works remain on the gallery’s pedestals or hang on its walls until after the exhibit runs its course. That’s not the case with the Lawrence Arts Center Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale. The minute you shell out the money, you can stake your claim and take it home.
Unusual growing season keeps leaves hanging around
December 10, 2000
By Bruce Chladny The onset of cooler weather reminds us that winter is just around the corner. However, if you look at many of the deciduous trees, they tell a different story. Usually free of leaves by now, many of the trees have been slow to shed their summer cover. If you’re curious why your trees have not shed their leaves, here is the reason why and what needs to be done about it.
Gardening Briefs
December 10, 2000
Fresh flowers perfect for holiday decorating Poinsettia wins popular vote Yuccas: more or less? Orchid news from an expert
Feeding frenzy
Feeders help create winter habitat for birds
December 10, 2000
By Carol Boncella As gardeners, we observe many things in our gardens. Even as the winter solstice approaches, we notice, despite the bareness of the trees, that birds are far less conspicuous in our gardens at this time of year than they were during the warmer weather.
Cities stage festive events
Communities lighting up the sky across the nation
December 10, 2000
It seems as though every year in December most of the holiday publicity goes to the giant Christmas trees at New York City’s Rockefeller Center and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. But throughout America, hundreds of cities, towns and villages are lighting up the night with elaborate displays and artful events that run the gamut from whimsical to elegant.
34-cent rates start in January
December 10, 2000
Are you ready to pay more for your postage stamps? The U.S. Postal Service is ready with the increased rate stamps. It has issued, in large quantities, three nondenominated first class stamps to be used on mail about the middle of January. The new rate for a one-ounce letter is 34 cents.
Microchip inventor’s idea: Think small
Engineer, Great Bend native will receive Nobel Prize in physics today in Sweden
December 10, 2000
For anybody who ever flunked a math test, something marvelous is going to happen tonight in Stockholm, Sweden. A soft-spoken fellow from Kansas a guy who was turned down by MIT because his math scores were too low, who learned his trade in the Army and never had much formal training in science will receive the Nobel Prize in physics today in Stockholm.
High-tech firms seek space
Lawrence Technology Assn. aims to foster companies’ success
December 10, 2000
By Mark Fagan Just because Bennett Griffin’s big idea started small doesn’t mean he wants it to end that way, too. His high-tech company, Griffin Technologies LLC, is making plans for growth through its latest computer-security product, SmartID. The encryption device protects computer networks by locking out unwanted users, even those using the Internet.
Weinke good baseball player, too
December 10, 2000
Long before he won the Heisman Trophy and a national championship wearing a football helmet, Chris Weinke enjoyed plenty of highlights in the days when he wore a batting helmet.
Wilt likely had triple double
Shot blocks, assists not formally tabulated during Chamberlain’s KU days
December 10, 2000
By Bill Mayer At first, the fact North Carolina’s Brendan Haywood managed a basketball triple-double Monday night against Miami didn’t seem too rafter-rattling. Yet it marked the first time in Carolina history, 2,384 games in all, that any Tar Heel had accomplished such a feat … not Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, absolutely nobody.
ROUNDUP
Capitals slip past New Jersey, 3-2
December 10, 2000
The Washington Capitals didn’t use a prescribed success formula, giving the New Jersey Devils nine power-play chances Saturday. And the Caps were burned twice on scores by the NHL’s second-ranked power play. Still, Washington won 3-2.
O’Neal ‘trying too hard’ when he set futility record
Shaq supplanted Chamberlain for free-throw mistakes when he went 0-for-11 against Seattle; Lakers say it’s ‘not a new topic’
December 10, 2000
There were his usual clunkers off the rim, and several other tries actually were close to the mark but spun in and out of the hoop. When it was over, Shaquille O’Neal had replaced Wilt Chamberlain for free throw futility in a single game.
Sprewell sparks Knicks
Scolded New York drops Nuggets, 96-88
December 10, 2000
Ever since Latrell Sprewell scolded his teammates, the Knicks have acted like a different team. Sprewell scored a season-high 29 points Saturday night as the Knicks won for the fifth time in six games, defeating the Denver Nuggets 96-88.
Stiles closing in on NCAA scoring mark
Kansas native averaging 31.3 points for No. 18 Southwest Missouri State
December 10, 2000
Tim Donnelly doesn’t mind bad seats to watch Jackie Stiles and Southwest Missouri State. He proudly wears his maroon and white “Lady Bears Bleacher Creature” T-shirt to every game and considers himself lucky, even though he’s high above the action. Who can blame him? Stiles and the Bears are the hottest ticket in town.
WSU jolts Jaguars
December 10, 2000
Terrell Benton scored 22 points Saturday night, leading Wichita State to a 72-65 win over Indiana-Purdue of Indianapolis. Benton has scored 20 or more points in four of six games for WSU, which won despite going without a field goal in the final 2:06. He was 5-of-8 from three-point range.
Big 12 Roundup
Iowa wins showdown with Iowa State
December 10, 2000
Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy said Jamaal Tinsley should stopped reading his press clippings. Tinsley was outplayed by Iowa guard Dean Oliver on Saturday as the Hawkeyes upended No. 25 Iowa State 80-68.
Top 25 Roundup
Connecticut knocks off No. 5 Arizona
December 10, 2000
Down eight points at home with 3:10 to play usually means a lot of sad faces and hunched shoulders when the building clears. No. 15 Connecticut, with the aid of a controversial goaltending call with 1.8 seconds to play, closed Saturday’s game against No. 5 Arizona with a 12-2 run for a 71-69 victory that set off a student stampede onto the court at Gampel Pavilion.
Pyle second for Kansas
December 10, 2000
Kansas’ Ashley Pyle placed second in the heptathlon and Andy Morris third in the decathlon at Kansas State’s All Comers meet Saturday. Pyle totaled 3,315 points. Morris had 3,716 points. Oklahoma’s Justin Cinklin won with 3,898.
KU beats Arkansas in women’s swim dual
December 10, 2000
Kansas sophomore Gwen Haley won three races as the Jayhawks beat Arkansas, 162-138, Saturday. Haley won the 500 freestyle (5:04.2), 200 butterfly (2:05.28) and 400 individual medley (4:27.97).
Firebirds blast Marquette
December 10, 2000
Free State High’s girls basketball team beat St. Louis Marquette, 58-27, on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Olathe East Classic. Katie Rhodes scored 18 points with five rebounds, while Jackie Dubois dished six assists to go with six points.
Free State knocks off Tulsa team
Firebirds sink 26 free throws in 60-44 victory in seventh-place game
December 10, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s boys basketball team enjoyed a free-for-all from the free-throw line in the seventh-place game of the Emporia Tipoff Classic. FSHS senior forward Pat Krivoshia set tournament records for free throws made (14) and attempted (20) and the Firebirds were 26-of-37 overall in knocking off Tulsa McLain, 60-44, Saturday morning at White Auditoriu
Several coaches on NFL hot seat
Redskins’ interim coach Robiskie went thermonuclear when he heard Rodgers would net job
December 10, 2000
While Terry Robiskie, the Washington Redskins’ interim coach, scurries around trying to pick up the pieces after Norv Turner’s dismissal, the seats of other coaches around the NFL are getting warm, some uncomfortably so.
Duval, Woods up by three
Deck headline
December 10, 2000
Tiger Woods and David Duval took full advantage of the best-ball format in the third round of the World Cup of Golf. With Duval making up for Woods’ sluggish start and Woods closing strong, the U.S. duo combined for an eagle and 10 birdies Saturday to take a three-stroke lead.
Kansas women trip Washburn in exhibition outing, 72-46
December 10, 2000
By Christina Woods Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington couldn’t suppress a smile during a pregame ceremony for former Washburn coach Patty Dick. But that smile quickly turned upside down despite a 72-46 exhibition victory over Washburn on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks’ defense lacking against Wake
December 10, 2000
By Gary Bedore It seemed everything that could go right did go right for Wake Forest in the second half of Thursday’s 84-53 rout of Kansas. The undefeated, No. 11-ranked Demon Deacons scored 46 points on 17-of-25 shooting, looking like a team that could have beaten anybody in the country on that fateful early December night.
Weinke walks off with Heisman
Florida State quarterback edges Oklahoma’s Heupel by 76 points
December 10, 2000
Chris Weinke’s age didn’t matter his sensational season did. The 28-year-old Florida State quarterback capped a remarkable back-to-school story Saturday night, winning the Heisman Trophy in one of the closest votes in the history of the award.
Milling program gets million-dollar boost
December 10, 2000
The nation’s only school that offers a four-year degree in milling science will receive a $1 million donation from the nation’s biggest miller of wheat flour. Archer Daniels Midland of Decatur, Ill., announced Friday it will contribute the money toward construction of a new, $5.2 million flour mill at Kansas State University.
Florida gives special feeling to Christmas
December 10, 2000
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald Here in Florida (Official State Motto: “I voted for WHOM??”) we do not have what you would call a typical Christmas season. For one thing, it never snows, at least not in Miami. Down here, we don’t sing, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” We sing, “I’m dreaming of a Christmas that is not so hot and humid that I need a coat hanger to un-bunch my underwear.”
Old Home Town - 25 and 40 years ago today
December 10, 2000
No imagination
December 10, 2000
Gregory to miss DePaul game
December 10, 2000
Kansas senior Kenny Gregory, who has been hobbled by a stress fracture in his right foot, will miss Tuesday’s game against DePaul, KU coach Roy Williams said Saturday. Gregory did not practice Saturday and will not practice while receiving treatment through the DePaul game at Chicago’s United Center.
Class warfare
December 10, 2000
Federal suit filed against tax firm
December 10, 2000
Federal prosecutors are seeking to take control of nearly $9 million in what they allege was a massive mail-fraud scheme by a company that offers tax advice to its customers.
Second twin convicted of murder
December 10, 2000
Twin 16-year-old boys now await sentencing for first-degree murder in last year’s killings of an elderly couple. Ronell Williams was convicted Friday by a Wyandotte County jury of killing Wilbur Williams, 79, and Wilma Williams, 73, in the couple’s home in Kansas City, Kan. He was also found guilty of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
Crane collapses at Farmland
Engineers to investigate accident
December 10, 2000
By Tom Meagher Workers at Farmland Industries spent Saturday afternoon moving a collapsed crane that buckled in a Friday morning accident. Plant manager Dick Lind said an outside contractor was lifting a high case compressor into the nitrogen fertilizer plant’s troubled compressor building when the crane collapsed.
Area Briefs
December 10, 2000
KU expert to speak about life of neurons Smart Start Kansas grant recipients named
On the record
December 10, 2000
25th Vinland nativity program expands
December 10, 2000
By Tom Meagher There wasn’t enough room for Mary and Joseph in the inn in Bethlehem, but the Vinland Fairgrounds should have plenty of room for the couple, their baby and hundreds of visitors. For its 25th annual live Christmas Nativity, the Vinland United Methodist Church has moved the event to the fairgrounds.
Mildred I. Lindquist Weeks
December 10, 2000
Rural churches flourish
Strong commitment from members essential
December 10, 2000
By Joy Ludwig On Sundays, you’ll find the Rev. Shelly McNaughton in the unincorporated town of Clearfield, 7 miles south of Eudora, and then a little while later, she’ll be in Wellsville in Franklin County. For four years she’s pulled double duty, preaching at both the Clearfield United Methodist Church and a Wellsville church.
GOP touts Bush agenda
December 10, 2000
In remarks taped before a Florida Supreme Court decision cast new uncertainty on the presidential election, Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., used the Republicans’ weekly radio address Saturday to outline the GOP-run Congress’ planned agenda under a Bush administration.
Clinton urges school funds
December 10, 2000
President Clinton sought to prod Congress to resolve the budget battle and approve billions of new federal dollars for schools, saying education is essential to continuing economic growth.
Ex-Pakistan leader exiled to Saudi Arabia
December 10, 2000
More than a year after the army toppled his administration in a coup, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif today left his homeland for exile in Saudi Arabia.
Russian leader to pardon U.S. ‘spy’
December 10, 2000
President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he will follow the recommendation of the Russian pardons commission and free Edmond Pope, the American businessman convicted of espionage, once Pope’s sentence takes effect next week.
Shuttle heads home from space
December 10, 2000
Space shuttle Endeavour flew away from space station Alpha on Saturday, leaving behind powerful solar wings that already have improved life on the orbiting outpost. Alpha’s three residents watched as Endeavour and its crew of five undocked more than 230 miles above central Asia. They won’t have any more visitors until late next month, when another shuttle arrives.
Real election deadline: Jan. 6
Constitutional scholars say Congress is final arbiter
December 10, 2000
The presidential campaign has to end at some point. But how much longer can it go before the lawsuits end and “Hail to the Chief” begins? That’s a question not for political operatives but for constitutional scholars. Many people were under the impression that the absolute deadline for settling the legal dispute between Al Gore and George W. Bush was Tuesday, Dec. 12 the date when states must select the members of the Electoral College.
Living the life of O’Reilly
Fox newsman puts his opinions up front and won’t back down
December 10, 2000
Back in the Golden Age of television, network newsmen would give their reports and then shut up. The only personal flourishes were Edward R. Murrow’s cigarettes and Huntley and Brinkley’s sign-off: “Goodnight, Chet.” “Goodnight, David.”
Barak announces plan for resignation, special election
December 10, 2000
His popularity sapped by two months of fighting with the Palestinians, Israel’s beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Saturday he would resign and call a special election within two months as “a referendum on peace.” Barak made clear he would run for re-election.
Lawrence resident appointed to panel
December 10, 2000
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts named a Lawrence woman to a three-member panel Saturday that will rule on allegations against Law-rence’s only abortion pro-vider. The board selected Emily Taylor of Lawrence to serve on the panel that will investigate allegations against Dr. Kristin Neuhaus, including that she performed an abortion after a patient withdrew consent to the procedure.
Healing Arts board back in the spotlight
Medical-provider oversight board familiar with controversial abortion cases
December 10, 2000
By Scott Rothschild A low-profile agency is at the epicenter of an investigation into one of Kansas’ few abortion providers. The Kansas Board of Healing Arts, a 29-employee, $2 million-per-year agency, is small compared with many state agencies. But the agency, which regulates nearly 17,000 health-care workers in 11 fields, sometimes finds itself in the spotlight.
Hollywood learns author doesn’t come cheap
December 10, 2000
Terry McMillan had expected them to do the right thing. After all, the screen adaptation of her best-selling novel “Waiting to Exhale” had become the highest-grossing black film to date when it splashed across the big screen in 1995 bringing in $60 million for Twentieth Century Fox and turning author McMillan into a hot Hollywood commodity.
Audio-Reader Theater for blind now viable
Volunteers beam in descriptions via headphones
December 10, 2000
By Erwin Seba Thanks to a group of volunteers and a Kansas University service, sight-impaired Lawrence resident Lynda Canaday’s blindness doesn’t stop her from enjoying the sights of a Lied Center production. A group of volunteers from Kansas University’s Audio-Reader Network provides descriptions of theatrical productions to the blind and visually impaired.
Nation Briefs
December 10, 2000
Ohio: Oxygen deaths probed California: Youth’s abductor dies Florida: Sharpshooter cleared
Martha Jane Scribner
December 10, 2000
Fairgrounds building exceeds expectations
Upgrades already requested at new community center
December 10, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Several minor changes are needed at the new $1.2 million community building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to make it more user-friendly, a fair official says. “When you build something that size, there’s absolutely no way to know everything you need,” said Fair Board President Roger Flory.
Nation Briefs
December 10, 2000
Texas: Tiger cub undergoes open heart surgery California: Lockheed settles toxic waste lawsuit Virginia: Physician wins Internet libel verdict CHICAGO: Former HMO owners to pay $3 million
USS Cole security lax, Navy report finds
December 10, 2000
The crew of the USS Cole did not implement all of the self-protection measures the ship’s skipper had drawn up before it was hit by a terrorist bomb in Aden harbor in Yemen, a senior defense official said.
People
December 10, 2000
Court halts count, takes Bush appeal
Sharply divided U.S. justices to hear arguments Monday
December 10, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt Saturday in the Florida vote count on which Al Gore pinned his best hopes of winning the White House. Justice Antonin Scalia said the court’s 5-4 decision suggests George W. Bush stands a “substantial probability of success” next week in a case that could settle the presidency.
Eloise’: a good gift to put under the tree
December 10, 2000
If this is going to be the ultimate holiday season, parents and grandparents will have to consider adding “Eloise: The Ultimate Edition” to the shopping cart.
Faces and Places
December 10, 2000
Faces and places Honors and awards Coming events
Think carefully about how to give money to child
December 10, 2000
December already? Time for the holiday-season look at how to give money or other financial assets to children. Assuming you’re not simply giving them spending money, start by assessing your goal. Are you trying to help the child learn about saving and investing? Or do you want to invest for college or some other important purpose?
Expected Bush strategy worries Russia
December 10, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group National security and foreign policy have dominated George W. Bush’s tentative preparations to move into the White House. The global view of Bush II is taking shape in Austin even as legal challenges echo across Florida.
Politics: It’s how you play the game
December 10, 2000
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post George W. Bush, of course, would be the thimble kept under wraps, strong and silent, not too swift. Al Gore, the iron, no doubt stubborn, hard to like, searing when necessary.
Intersecting interests
December 10, 2000
Journal-World Editorial When it comes to traffic planning in and around Lawrence, state and local officials can’t afford to go their separate ways. Lawrence and Douglas County need to have a good working relationship with the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Wearable art
Casagrande’s jewelry becomes softer, more organic
December 10, 2000
By Jan Biles Ellen Casagrande gets inspiration for her jewelry from her surroundings from the architecture of a building to the geometric shape of a piece of confetti. “I can get inspiration from almost anything,” the Lawrence artist said. “There are few new ideas in art, but it’s how you put it together that makes it unique to your own work.”
Not-so-ordinary people
Book offers insights into private lives of first families
December 10, 2000
If there’s a lesson tucked inside all the great minutiae of historian of first ladies Carl Anthony’s latest book, it’s this: Most of the families who make it to the White House weren’t all that average to begin with.
Travel Briefs
December 10, 2000
Croatia touts safety records Package offers Vegas with or without glitz Tahquitz Canyon to reopen after 30 years Taxi drivers get language lessons Bahamas casinos bring in millions
Recent trip revisits old friendship
December 10, 2000
By Calder Pickett Professor emeritus of journalism at Kansas University. Swede Larson and I did a lot of things together, and we share a lot of memories, but one of the memories is special in these days when we’re wondering whether we’ll ever know who won the 2000 presidential election.
Stock options difficult to value in divorce
December 10, 2000
Year of the running back? Statistics tell story in NFL
December 10, 2000
From Robert Smith to Lamar Smith to Emmitt Smith, NFL backs are running wild this season. In these days of empty backfields and wide-open passing attacks made fashionable by the Rams and Colts, it’s the rushers who are having the biggest offensive impact.
Senate considers sharing power
December 10, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The voters, bless ‘em, sure don’t make it easy for the politicians. Not only did we have a presidential election that was close to a tossup but we also created the first 50-50 tie in the history of the Senate.
Abortion provider a ‘willing target’
Lawrence doctor denies violating patient’s rights, defends practice
December 10, 2000
By Erwin Seba On a good day at the office, Dr. Kristin Neuhaus can expect to be called a baby killer. A bad day is too awful to contemplate. It could mean assassination of the soft-spoken, 42-year-old mother and abortion provider. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made abortions legal in 1973, seven abortion doctors have been killed because of their work.
Conservatives lead GOP in Senate
December 10, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The election is not yet over, so the Washington political maneuvering is heating up in some strange ways. The prospect of a Bush presidency together with a Republican-led Congress offers both peril and opportunity for the Grand Old Party.
Donald Cain
December 10, 2000
Briefly
December 10, 2000
Traffic program: KDOT encourages safe, sober holiday driving Aquatic center: Public art proposals on display at library Holiday: Senior services displays stockings
Down and out in Lawrence
Homeless people’s photos depict their lives
December 10, 2000
A photography show at the local public library hopes to break down negative stereotypes about the homeless. “Down and Out in Lawrence: Views of the City as Seen by Its Homeless,” a photography exhibit, will run through Dec. 30 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Lions claim tournament crown
Lawrence High stops Olathe North, 65-55, for Blue Valley Shootout championship
December 10, 2000
By Steve RottinghausAnother slow start, another fantastic finish. If anything during three games at the Blue Valley Shootout, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team proved its resiliency. The Lions on Saturday night shook off another sluggish first half and took control late during its 65-55 victory over Olathe North in the Shootout championship.
Seniors head to Branson for active retirement
December 10, 2000
Retirement isn’t what it used to be. Days filled with sunshine and shuffleboard are a thing of the past for many. Hours spent playing gin rummy and roving the golf course are seen as wasted.
Chiefs playing for pride (and coach)
Carolina coming to Arrowhead Stadium with Kansas City officially eliminated from playoff contention
December 10, 2000
Pride must be a terrible thing. Whenever an athlete lists pride as what he’s playing for, an air of resignation hangs in the room. Disappointment enfolds his team. Anger energizes his fans. “The one thing we need to do as a team is realize we need to keep battling, not give up, and play for pride,” Kansas City center Tim Grunhard said this week.
Women’s Roundup
Unranked Clemson knocks off No. 3 Blue Devils
December 10, 2000
Duke coach Gail Goestenkors noticed how focused Clemson was in pregame warmups. The Blue Devils’ coach saw more of the same after the game started. Six Clemson players scoring in double figures in a 93-75 victory Saturday. The Tigers held No. 3 Duke to just 36.5 percent shooting and held a 38-35 rebounding advantage.
KC leaders consider Kemper Arena expansion
Better amenities sought for Big 12 tournament
December 10, 2000
Kansas City civic and government leaders say they are working together to find a way to expand Kemper Arena to make it more attractive for the Big 12 conference’s basketball tournaments.
Biomass energy may fill power void
State, community leaders take serious look at alternative fuels such as switchgrass for future
December 10, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Grass, especially switchgrass, which Kansas has aplenty, could boost the economy and help clean the environment. Lawrence architect Joe King, a longtime advocate of alternative energy sources, is leading a study on the viability of switchgrass as a source of biomass energy.
Natalie Cole rebounds from life in turmoil
December 10, 2000
Natalie Cole is on the phone from the coast, chatting with a total stranger about the period of drug and alcohol addiction that might have destroyed her life. But why? As if relating some of these details over the phone isn’t awkward and revelatory enough, she also will share a lot of the story in “Livin’ for Love: The Natalie Cole Story” at 8 p.m. today on NBC.
Business Briefcase
December 10, 2000
‘Desk rage’ spurred by stress, long hours Gift giving: Don’t put silk ties on list for business clients Motley Fool: Name that company
Horoscopes
December 10, 2000
Father should own up to letter detailing loans to his children
December 10, 2000