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People
December 15, 2000
Madonna gets royal treatment Grammys honor legends ‘Moon River’ mind-bender Film awards season opens
Power company merger approved
Commission rejects regulatory plan
December 15, 2000
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a merger between UtiliCorp United and St. Joseph Light & Power, but has denied a proposed regulatory plan.
Crime briefs
December 15, 2000
Leavenworth resident convicted of murder Third suspect charged in Wichita slayings
Lawrence road workers battle elements
December 15, 2000
By Amber Stuever Road crews continued Thursday to work long shifts wiping Lawrence streets clean from snow and ice. City Manager Mike Wildgen said that crews were continuing to clear downtown and neighborhood streets but that most major streets had been cleared by Thursday evening.
Med Center professor heads federal research panel
December 15, 2000
A professor at Kansas University Medical Center will head a new, federal advisory panel on issues arising in research on humans.
Hesston eatery destroyed by fire
Cause of blaze still unknown
December 15, 2000
A longtime Hesston landmark has gone up in smoke. RJ’s Eatery, previously the Hitchin’ Post and Howard’s restaurant, caught fire Wednesday afternoon, destroying the structure that had been part of Hesston’s history for more than three decades.
Former Jayhawks winning together
Boyle loyal assistant to Wichita State coach
December 15, 2000
Perception No. 1: Wichita State coach Mark Turgeon is a fiery guy who yells a lot and can be hard on his players. Top assistant Tad Boyle is the great equalizer, a calming influence who tells those players to keep their spirits up.
Critics blast BoSox for Ramirez contract
December 15, 2000
Manny Ramirez’s $160 million eight-year contract is fueling anger among critics of a new Fenway Park, who say if the team can afford that deal, it shouldn’t be seeking taxpayer money for a new ballpark.
Blind ex-student sues KU after fall
Claim filed in Wyandotte County after Colombian rejects settlement
December 15, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The legal drama of a blind ex-Kansas University graduate student injured when he fell on campus is moving to Wyandotte County District Court.
Cubs close deal with Gordon
Reliever ready to make comeback
December 15, 2000
Tom Gordon didn’t want to be a setup guy or ease back into the closer’s role. After missing all of last season, he wants the ball now.
A’s still look better than Rangers
December 15, 2000
Though the final, decisive numbers are in, though America yearns for a consensus and the big media networks have already declared a winner, there will be no concession delivered to that smiling, beguiling Texas millionaire.
Police Briefs
December 15, 2000
Deputy injures head in meth lab discovery Drug unit makes arrest in Lawrence
On the record
December 15, 2000
Ducks dump Hartsburg
December 15, 2000
Craig Hartsburg was fired as coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Thursday and replaced by assistant Guy Charron.
LHS Player of the week
December 15, 2000
Watkins, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, averaged 14.7 points and had six steals in three games to help the Lions win the Blue Valley Shootout for the first time in five appearances.
Increased natural gas consumption adds to city’s bottom line
December 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis The high price of natural gas won’t fill the city’s coffers, but a winter that stays as cold as this week might. Like most other cities, Lawrence collects a franchise fee on the gas utility. But the city taxes volume, not cost. That stands in contrast to other area cities. Olathe and Kansas City, Kan., both charge a 7 percent tax on natural gas sales to utility customers.
Broncos’ Davis eager for MRI results
December 15, 2000
Terrell Davis is ready to give his boot the boot.
Criminal case against ex-lottery worker to begin
December 15, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Ten people, including former Kansas Lottery chief Greg Ziemak, of Lawrence, have been ordered by state prosecutors to appear at the preliminary hearing for a former lottery employee that starts Monday, according to court documents.
Ranchers hunt for hay supplies
Drought forces Kansas farmers to buy feed from Canada
December 15, 2000
Dwindling hay supplies in the wake of last summer’s drought has left Kansas ranchers scrambling this winter to feed their cattle, forcing some to go as far away as Canada to find hay.
Celebration costly for Rams
Eight St. Louis players fined a total of $90,000 for ‘Bob ‘N’ Weave’ dance
December 15, 2000
The “Bob ‘N’ Weave” was an expensive celebration dance for eight St. Louis Rams players, fined a total of $90,000 by the NFL on Thursday.
GOP looks for early renewal of lottery
December 15, 2000
Republican leaders want the Legislature to extend the Kansas Lottery’s life early in the 2001 session. But they’re not sure they can accomplish that goal. Some legislators, particularly top Democrats, are determined to go slow. GOP leaders contend that legislators should act quickly so they can know early whether they can count on lottery revenues for government programs.
Time short for Redskins
Washington alive, but barely
December 15, 2000
Despite three straight losses to division opponents and the dismissal of coach Norv Turner two weeks ago, the Washington Redskins still are technically alive for the playoffs.
Regents rubber-stamp hall increases
On-campus housing fees to go up 5.7 percent at KU
December 15, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Without comment, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 5.7 percent increase in student housing fees at Kansas University. But students didn’t let the action pass without remark. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Angela Mancuso, a GSP Residence Hall resident.
Eagles’ McNabb overlooked
Raiders’ Gannon selected as starter at quarterback for AFC
December 15, 2000
Donovan McNabb may be one of the leading candidates for the NFL’s MVP award. But the fans, players and coaches who vote for the Pro Bowl consider him only the fourth-best quarterback in the NFC.
Shaq set to receive diploma
December 15, 2000
Shaquille O’Neal picked up a lot of awards in his years at LSU All American, National Player of the Year, World Amateur Athlete of the Year, Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year.
Defending champions struggling
Following 96-86 setback Wednesday night, Lakers have lost four of their last five
December 15, 2000
Shaquille O’Neal says it’s time for a little soul-searching.
Wisconsin women trip Evansville
December 15, 2000
Tamara Moore scored 20 points and Jessie Stomski added 19 to lead No. 23 Wisconsin to an 86-71 victory over Evansville on Thursday night.
Xavier finds way to turn back Cincinnati again
December 15, 2000
David West scored 23 points as Xavier ditched its uptempo game and pounded the ball inside Thursday night to beat 17th-ranked Cincinnati, 69-67, in their annual crosstown matchup.
Arizona’s journey to perfection hit potholes
December 15, 2000
Arizona basketball’s quixotic quest toward the perfect season has played out so far like “The Perfect Storm” the school that set out to make history tilting more toward shipwreck.
Mega media merger advances
December 15, 2000
Antitrust regulators gave approval Thursday to the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner the largest media deal in U.S. history with safeguards to ensure Americans will have broad choices as the Internet evolves. The union would bring CNN, HBO, Time magazine and Warner Bros. together with the online service used by 26 million consumers.
Spending bill to end contentious Congress
December 15, 2000
A fight pitting Alaskan fishing interests against Clinton administration efforts to protect an endangered sea lion was the chief remaining obstacle as bargainers put finishing touches Thursday on a year-end budget pact.
Gene mutation aids longer life, weight loss
December 15, 2000
Mutation of a gene whimsically named “I’m not dead yet” can double the life span of fruit flies, a laboratory discovery that researchers said may lead to drugs to help people live longer and, perhaps, even lose weight.
World Briefs
December 15, 2000
U.S. offers reward for alleged drug lord Reject Western lifestyles, pope urges Kosovo Serbs demand meeting with president
Israelis meet Arafat in peace attempt
December 15, 2000
Senior Israeli officials met Thursday with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in the highest-level contact in weeks, even as militants accused Israel of waging an assassination campaign against them.
Panel to examine Florida voting
December 15, 2000
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush named a special panel Thursday to sort out the state’s election troubles and make recommendations for the Legislature to correct the problems.
Pelathe feels pangs of hunger crisis
December 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis and Erwin Seba As Terrence Savage looked at bare shelves and a near-empty freezer Thursday in the pantry of the Pelathe Community Resource Center, he lamented how easy it would be to change things. “If I had $1,200, I could fill this place up for four months,” he said.
St. Louis CB selects Kansas
December 15, 2000
Johnnie Watkins, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback from Kirkwood, Mo., has given Kansas University’s football team a nonbinding oral commitment.
Some Florida counties didn’t do required recount
December 15, 2000
When Election Night results left George W. Bush and Al Gore less than one-half of 1 percent apart in Florida, state officials ordered an automatic machine recount of all votes the next day.
Florida House Speaker apologizes
December 15, 2000
Florida House Speaker Tom Feeney apologized Thursday for calling Al Gore “a loser” during the vice president’s concession speech Wednesday night.
Gore wins TV ratings
December 15, 2000
It’s probably no consolation to Al Gore just like his popular vote win but his concession speech Wednesday night drew more television viewers than President-elect Bush’s acceptance.
Media want to see disputed Miami ballots
December 15, 2000
The Miami Herald and other media expect to reach an agreement with Miami-Dade County elections officials by Tuesday on their request to count the county’s 10,750 disputed presidential ballots, lawyers told a state circuit judge Thursday.
Quills’ sheds light on Marquis de Sade
December 15, 2000
Try as it might, “Quills” cannot make the Marquis de Sade into a cuddly stuffed animal. It has smart things to say about free speech and hypocrisy, but “Quills” misrepresents de Sade. His shocking stories about limb-ripping sex are depicted as playful, anti-government metaphors that threatened the ruling class but delighted workers, who understood the beauty in the grotesque things de Sade wrote.
Spirituality
December 15, 2000
Alabama church moves into former topless bar Nebraska town removes, then restores, nativity scene Officials defend standards on evolution, creation
At Hanukkah, Jews stress message of light over might
December 15, 2000
For generations of children, Hanukkah was a celebration of Jewish might, a gleeful commemoration of the Maccabees’ victory over a foe who declared Jewish practices punishable by death.
Begging robs wife of dignity, respect
December 15, 2000
Early this year, my husband of 11 years announced that he didn’t love me anymore. Joe told me that he would be leaving, though by begging and pleading with him he agreed to stay for a while. Then one night he became cruel and said many mean things before walking out.
Positive attitude
December 15, 2000
Beyond the pulpit
Clergy reach out to church members in hospital
December 15, 2000
By Jim Baker The Rev. Peter Oesterlin knows from plenty of experience how to provide comfort and support to people who are hospitalized. He spent nearly 30 years as a chaplain working in cities across the country in the hospital system of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The most important lesson he learned about doing pastoral care in a hospital setting is simple.
Feds open probe of GE-Honeywell deal
December 15, 2000
Justice Department antitrust enforcers have opened an investigation of General Electric Co.’s $45 billion bid for Honeywell International Inc., focusing on military electronics and engine parts. Officials are expected to ask for documents and depositions in a formal “second request” for information, a signal that the deal will face a tough review.
Book tells how the ‘Grinches of Britain’ stole Christmas carols
December 15, 2000
What could be more beloved or more non-controversial than Christmas carols? The best of them have a timeless appeal, retelling the biblical story of Jesus’ birth through crystalline poetry wedded to singable tunes. Even saccharine repetition over tinny shopping mall speakers cannot destroy their charm.
Oread zoning
December 15, 2000
Way out of whack!
December 15, 2000
How long before outlandish contracts for athletes bring the death of major league baseball?
Stocks fall on warnings
Microsoft forecast draws tech stocks down further
December 15, 2000
Weary investors sold off stocks Thursday on earnings warnings from two major banking companies, sending blue chip and technology stocks down sharply. A gloomy forecast from Microsoft after the market closed increased Wall Street’s anxiety and pulled other tech issues lower in extended-hours trading. The software maker was off 6 percent at one point.
It’s a ‘cat-and-mouse game’
Holiday shoppers await weekend’s big discounts at retail stores
December 15, 2000
The clock is ticking for America’s stores. The holiday season opened with a strong start the day after Thanksgiving, but mall traffic has been down and sales have been lackluster since then. And with 10 days left until Christmas, stores are realizing that it’s going to take a lot more than a few prayers to meet their sales expectations.
FBI agents protest clemency request for Leonard Peltier
December 15, 2000
(Updated 4:21 p.m. Friday) Marching two-by-two and wearing blue memorial ribbons, hundreds of FBI agents staged an unprecedented demonstration at the White House on Friday, protesting any presidential clemency for an American Indian activist convicted of killing two FBI men in 1975.
Cards deal Tatis to Expos for pair
St. Louis acquires pitchers Hermanson, Kline; Montreal gets Reames
December 15, 2000
With prices on the free agent market out of their reach, the St. Louis Cardinals turned to Montreal to fill their pitching needs.
Bush gets keys to transition office
December 15, 2000
In his first day as president-elect, George W. Bush fielded calls from foreign leaders, spoke with the Rev. Jesse Jackson about lingering anger about voting irregularities and worked to ensure he has a government ready when he is sworn in as the nation’s 43rd president in five weeks.
Kansas to discuss electoral reform
December 15, 2000
The secretary of state’s office is breaking with tradition by making this year’s meeting of Kansas electors a big deal. Members of the Electoral College plan to meet in their home states Monday to pick the president and vice president. Kansas has six electors.
Everyone can be a filmmaker in digital revolution
December 15, 2000
Lousy film years aren’t much fun, but they do get folks talking about how to make things better. As we approach 2001, more and more film types are preaching the gospel of the digital revolution.
Start-up company tallies hit with artist’s first record
December 15, 2000
It didn’t take long for Clive Davis’ new record company to set a record of its own. J Records, which was created in September after Davis’ departure from Arista Records, celebrated its first hit this week when boy-band act O-Town made its debut at the top of the Billboard sales chart with the bubblegum single “Liquid Dreams.”
Clothes make the music fan
Genres all have their fashion equivalent, says MTV’s ‘Fashionably Loud’
December 15, 2000
Are you a fan of rock, pop or hip-hop? “Rock” favors Union Jack flags and leather chokers, “pop” likes to sparkle, and “hip-hop” is all about jewelry. Confused? Yes, they are all types of music, but they also are fashion genres. Popular music and its stars are leaving an indelible mark on the styles that show up on the designer runways and in your wardrobe.
Briefly
December 15, 2000
Criminal charges filed against guard Raptors make moves
National Briefs
December 15, 2000
Emergency shelter, food requests rise DNA clears inmate who died on Death Row Health care firm agrees to pay $95 million fine
National Briefs
December 15, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Heavily armed inmates escape Large passengers pay double
National Briefs
December 15, 2000
Dead trucker dangles over interstate highway 105,000 gallons of gasoline spilled
National Briefs
December 15, 2000
Inmate, wife charged with sperm smuggling Jefferson letters fetch $500,000
Briefly
December 15, 2000
Odjick suspended 1 game Ulanov to sit two games Lindsay suspended
Briefly
December 15, 2000
Rockies designate Huskey for assignment Yankees bring back pitcher Boehringer KC’s Suppan earns team pitching honor
Gore gains legitimacy in defeat
December 15, 2000
By Robert Reno Newsday It may take a while to sink in, but having the next president rammed down our throats by Antonin Scalia may be the most satisfying result Democrats could have hoped for in this wretchedly conducted election.
Freezing rain, ice on the way
December 15, 2000
(Updated Wednesday at 3:40 p.m.) A thin coating of ice greets drivers Friday afternoon as freezing drizzle makes for hazardous conditions again on area roads and highways.
UNLV, Knight should marry
December 15, 2000
There is only one man who can save Nevada Las Vegas now. Hint: he has 763 career victories and recently returned from a hunting trip with the king of Spain and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Parade committee picks Ballard program for aid
Playground equipment to be purchased
December 15, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced Thursday the selection of the Ballard Community Center child care program as the recipient of proceeds from its 2001 fund-raisers.
Schilling agrees to terms with Diamondbacks
Arizona native signs three-year, $32 million contract extension with hometown team
December 15, 2000
Curt Schilling, who grew up a 20-minute drive from Bank One Ballpark, signed a $32 million, three-year contract extension with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
TCU boss banks on Kansas roots
Gary Patterson grew up in small Sunflower State town of Rozel, and he’s glad he did
December 15, 2000
Growing up, as Gary Patterson recalls it, there were certain, distinct advantages to being among the 175 or so residents of Rozel, Kan.
Davie proved critics wrong
CU coach best magician
December 15, 2000
Here at College Football Year in Review, we’re big enough to admit our mistakes.
Youth Services’ budget concerns mount
Reduced caseload may lead to decreased funds from state agency
December 15, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Further decreases in state aid could spell trouble for programs aimed at turning around the lives of juvenile offenders in Douglas County. No programs are in jeopardy yet, but Douglas County Youth Services Director Pam Weigand said she would keep a watchful eye on offerings from the state agency that allocates money for juvenile justice programs.
LaFrentz back on track
Nugget nabs season-high 28 points in 102-96 win
December 15, 2000
Raef LaFrentz had to do something and he had to do it quickly.
Clinton sees Bush ‘honeymoon’
December 15, 2000
Despite the rancorous postelection drama, President Clinton predicted Thursday that Americans will adjust quickly to President-elect Bush and Democrats will give him a “honeymoon.”
Gonzalez picked for Pro Bowl
December 15, 2000
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez was picked as an AFC starter for the 2001 Pro Bowl, his second consecutive selection.
Teen drug use little changed
December 15, 2000
Teen-age drug use held steady in 2000, the fourth straight year it has either fallen or stayed the same, the federal government reported Thursday. Smoking dropped significantly but use of the club drug ecstasy climbed for the second year in a row.
Turgeon a big hit
WSU coach winning
December 15, 2000
By David Mitchell Few people were surprised when Wichita State’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish last in the Missouri Valley Conference in a preseason poll. But WSU has shocked everyone, including first-year coach Mark Turgeon, by winning five of its first six games.
Contraceptive insurance fairness mandated by EEOC
December 15, 2000
It is against federal law for employers to exclude contraceptives from their health insurance plans if they cover other types of preventative products or services, such as weight loss drugs or blood pressure medicine, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.
Allen says Wyatt departure isn’t certain
December 15, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Reports of the departure of Kansas University associate head football coach Darrell Wyatt have been greatly exaggerated. The Tulsa (Okla.) World on Thursday reported that Wyatt who was promoted from assistant to associate head football coach/offensive coordinator at Kansas just over two weeks ago was expected to join new Oklahoma State coach Les Miles.
Burning questions deserve answers
There’s a logical explanation for KU’s quirky basketball schedule
December 15, 2000
By Chuck Woodling You have questions. Answer man has what else? answers. That’s why they call him the Answer Man. Question: Why does Kansas University’s men’s basketball schedule have seven home games in November and only one in December?
Honey touted to treat cancer
December 15, 2000
A provocative Turkish study suggests that using honey as an ointment during a certain type of colon-cancer surgery can help prevent tumors from recurring.
Russia releases U.S. ‘spy’
December 15, 2000
After walking out of a Moscow prison with a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pennsylvania businessman Edmond Pope savored freedom for the first time in eight months Thursday as he began his return to the United States to resurrect his shattered life.
Engineering schools to assess voting technology
December 15, 2000
Two of the nation’s leading engineering schools announced a joint project Thursday to develop a new, easy-to-use voting machine designed to overcome problems like those that plagued the Florida balloting in this year’s presidential election.
We need a little Christmas
December 15, 2000
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Haul out the holly. After this spectacle of a presidential election, we need a little Christmas.
Snow slows mail deliveries
Post office makes safety for letter carriers its top priority
December 15, 2000
By Erwin Seba “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” reads the inscription on the New York City post office building. But “the guy who wrote that never tried to read an address in the dark,” said Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds.
Briefly
December 15, 2000
Bert Nash to name CEO State offers reward for clues to 1998 homicide Officers find 1,100 pounds of marijuana in truck Former student files lawsuit against KU for fall in 1998
NHL hopes Lemieux, ‘Rules’ will boost ratings
December 15, 2000
The NHL and its TV partners are counting on “NHL Rules” and Mario Lemieux to draw more viewers.
Bayno to sue UNLV?
Coach won’t go quietly after firing
December 15, 2000
Fired UNLV basketball coach Bill Bayno isn’t going quietly. An attorney for Bayno said the coach could go to court to try and clear his name and force the university to pay him for the final two-plus years remaining on his contract.
It’s time to move on, local politicos say
Depending on who you talk to, Gore either fought too long or not long enough
December 15, 2000
By Amber Stuever Vice president Al Gore went down for the count Wednesday in the fight for the presidency while those outside the ring either sighed in relief or grieved their champion’s loss. Mark Joslyn, Kansas University assistant professor of political science, said Americans recognized that the Supreme Court’s pivotal ruling Wednesday put the White House out of Gore’s reach.
Clinton in search of legacy
December 15, 2000
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal As I write, President Clinton is in Ireland, burnishing his legacy. I wish him luck.
Briefcase
December 15, 2000
Kroger Co. to buy 16 stores in Omaha H&R Block board chooses new president Career ambassador takes off for aircraft job Inflation growth slows in November
Bush can rise to the challenge
December 15, 2000
By David Shribman The Boston Globe He ran against the biggest obstacles in American politics: prosperity, peace and precedent. He ran against an opponent with all the advantages: experience, exposure and near incumbency.
Daily Ticker
December 15, 2000
Free State player of the week
December 15, 2000
After being blanked in the Firebirds’ loss at Topeka High, Krivoshia responded during three games at the Emporia Tipoff Classic last weekend. The 6-foot-4 senior scored 37 points on 10-of-23 shooting as Free State went 1-2.
Rangers deal Clayton to White Sox
Texas makes room for A-Rod; Chicago expected to move Valentin to third base
December 15, 2000
Royce Clayton knew his days with the Texas Rangers were over as soon as the team signed Alex Rodriguez and hoped for a trade to a winning team.
Evelyn Williams
December 15, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
December 15, 2000
KU schools offer winter graduations HINU receives grant from endowment group Lawrence resident joins workers comp board
Jayhawks shorthanded at practice
Kansas coach calls on walk-ons, Haase to fill workout
December 15, 2000
By Gary Bedore Thank heaven for walk-ons … and administrative assistant Jerod Haase. “We wouldn’t have been able to practice without them,” Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said Thursday. He’s not fooling.
Issel wrongly singles out LaFrentz
Nuggets’ coach looks like man who loathes new, problem-riddled NBA
December 15, 2000
All the empty seats in NBA arenas don’t lie.
U.S. waistline growing
December 15, 2000
The American waistline continues to expand, with 61 percent of adults now considered overweight, the government reported Thursday. And a growing number of Americans are not just overweight, but obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Bostwick serves up history quiz
December 15, 2000
Barry Bostwick brings his goofy affability to “The Great American History Quiz” (7 p.m., History). Tonight’s theme, Americana, concentrates on the curious origins and histories of such all-American icons as the Liberty Bell and the Jackalope.
Breifly
December 15, 2000
SFT reschedules Eudora postpones
Senators douse Flames, 4-2
December 15, 2000
Martin Havlat made his return to the Ottawa Senators lineup a successful one.
Eight life terms given for deaths
Judge says he thinks mother of triplets was mentally ill
December 15, 2000
A woman who claimed her multiple personalities were responsible for the abuse deaths of two of her sons was sentenced Thursday to eight consecutive life terms in prison.
Horoscopes
December 15, 2000
Free State set to face LHS
December 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus With school canceled Monday through Wednesday because of cold, snowy weather, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team hasn’t given much thought to Free State … until now. The Lions were supposed to play Shawnee Miege on Monday. That game was postponed to Wednesday. Then that makeup game was postponed to a later date.
Astros sign veteran Jackson
Former Cleveland closer hopes to make comeback with hometown team
December 15, 2000
After eight stops on a 14-year major-league road, Mike Jackson arrived home Thursday, agreeing to a $250,000, one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Religion Briefs
December 15, 2000
Church offers program to homeless, uninsured Christian vocalist to sing at rural church Dozens of children in Christmas musical Living nativity moves indoors Unitarian Fellowship cancels Sunday service Children to present Christmas pageant Taize prayer service, caroling slated Calvary Temple children to perform musical Couple to be recognized Sunday Nashville trio lined up for Christmas concert ‘Light in the Darkness’ to be presented Seminary president to speak at Calvary
Buddhist temple unifies Vietnamese, American culture
December 15, 2000
The gilded temple shimmers in the dusty air as the sound of jackhammers carving out pagodas competes with a mockingbird’s song. A plump Buddhist monk sweats under his saffron dress robe in the heat of a Texas afternoon. He reclines in the monastery library, cooling himself with a 5-foot-long sandalwood fan.
Lions set to face Firebirds
December 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus With school canceled Monday through Wednesday because of cold, snowy weather, Lawrence High’s girls basketball team hasn’t given much thought to Free State … until now. The Lions were supposed to play Shawnee Miege on Monday. That game was postponed to Wednesday. Then that makeup game was postponed to a later date.
Juvenile crime rate hits 12-year low
December 15, 2000
A six-year decline in murders by teen-agers brought the 1999 homicide arrest rate for juveniles down 68 percent from its 1993 peak to the lowest level since 1966, the Justice Department reported Thursday.
Mother should be supportive despite bride’s attacks
December 15, 2000