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Golden Hurricane no match for the Phog: KU 92, Tulsa 69
December 16, 2000
Nearly everything bounced the Jayhawks’ way tonight. ESPN was in town. Missouri lost to Iowa. Inside Allen Fieldhouse, The Goldern Hurricane was no match for the Phog, as KU dominated from start to finish.
Bert Nash names CEO
December 16, 2000
By Mike Belt Setting his sights on eradicating the stigma of mental illness and ensuring access to mental health services, David E. Johnson will become the new chief executive at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Wichita unnerved by violence
City dealing with second quadruple homicide this month
December 16, 2000
Four people were abducted, taken to a bank ATM and driven to a field where they were shot dead Wichita’s second quadruple homicide in eight days. A fifth victim was wounded.
Scouting
December 16, 2000
Mikhail Crawford, son of Betty and Michael Mitchell, Lecompton, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Jayhawks back in action today
December 16, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Technically speaking, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team hasn’t played a meaningful game in two weeks. Sure, the Jayhawks thumped Washburn, 72-46, last Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, but that was an exhibition.
Congress wraps up final spending bill
December 16, 2000
The boisterous, lame-duck 106th Congress adjourned Friday after lawmakers voted to clear more than $450 billion for hiring teachers, health research, Medicare and other programs.
A rousing last act to election
December 16, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News Al Gore hit a home run when the game was over, the scoreboard fixed. He was eloquent. He was humorous. He was conversational. He was human and honest and real. Al Gore finally found a voice that connected like a live wire with the American people.
The simplest of formulas
December 16, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Few presidents have ever had a greater opportunity to exert productive leadership than George W. Bush.
Nation Briefs
December 16, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Mrs. Clinton receives $8 million book deal WASHINGTON, D.C.: Youths cut some slack on subway eating policy
31 states paid more in tax to D.C. than they received in aid
December 16, 2000
Billions of tax dollars flowed from Northeastern and Great Lakes states to the South and West last year, according to an annual Harvard University study of federal spending released Friday.
After his concession, Gore kicked up his heels
December 16, 2000
Hours after he conceded, Al Gore celebrated the end of the neverending election, dancing up a storm with friends and celebrities in the vice president’s Washington mansion.
Shaq keeps promise, graduates from LSU
December 16, 2000
Eight years and millions of dollars after he played his last college game, Shaq was back as the big man on campus, this time strolling to the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Business Briefcase
December 16, 2000
Abbott to buy operations Economy: Consumer inflation up; industrial output falls Western Resources: Westar Industries closes sale of Paradigm Direct Computers: Gateway to fight slump with showroom stock Internet: Shockwave to acquire AtomFilms in stock deal
Continued ballot recounts in Florida won’t benefit U.S.
December 16, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Several newspapers, news services and groups such as the NAACP, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH organization and the Washington-based Judicial Watch plan to launch a recount of all or part of Florida’s presidential election ballots.
Horoscopes
December 16, 2000
Palestinian freed after being held on secret evidence
December 16, 2000
A Palestinian was released from jail and walked into the arms of his weeping family Friday, after being locked up for three years on secret government evidence without being charged with a crime.
Pioneer educator at KU dies at 93
Chair of women’s physical education, Joie Stapleton, known as innovator
December 16, 2000
By Tom Meagher Family and friends of former Kansas University professor Joie Stapleton, 93, recalled her innovations and openness. She died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Services are pending.
Jayhawks show signs of life
Gleesome Threesome of Hinrich, Collison, Gooden lead the way
December 16, 2000
By Bill Mayer Could it be that in the Tuesday DePaul game we saw the face of the Kansas basketball future and it is a montage of the Three Musketeers? If so, it’s promising, because these guys look eager and willing to accept the challenge.
Conservatives want paybacks
December 16, 2000
President-elect Bush’s first priority may be healing wounds and reuniting the country, but that’s not the aim of conservatives who backed him. Having finally wrested the Oval Office from the Democrats, some finally see an opening for their agenda.
Daily Ticker
December 16, 2000
Lelia Deay
December 16, 2000
City Band to play holiday concert
December 16, 2000
By Jan Biles The Lawrence City Band is giving a gift to the Lawrence community a free concert of Christmas music. The 40-plus-member band, under the direction of Bob Foster, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. The concert is sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, the Rice Foundation and the Lawrence Journal-World.
Lawrence Briefs
December 16, 2000
Police chase ends in deep snow Arts panel meets today Youth basketball games canceled Gas turned off to abortion clinic Forgery investigation ends with drug arrests
Recreation Calendar
December 16, 2000
Society Calendar
December 16, 2000
Helms-Severance
December 16, 2000
Roy, Buzz go way back
Former Tar Heel recalls Williams patrolling UNC
December 16, 2000
By Gary Bedore Today, well-established Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams tools around Lawrence in a maroon Lincoln Town Car. Back in the old days in the early ‘80s as an assistant at the University of North Carolina Williams sat behind the wheel of a … well, let Tulsa coach Buzz Peterson tell the story.
St. Louis extends sizz
Turgeon hat trick sparks Blues to their eighth straight win, 6-3
December 16, 2000
Pierre Turgeon knew another win would be special for the St. Louis Blues. He didn’t waste any time in making it happen.
Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl
St. John’s, Mount Union paired
December 16, 2000
The qualifications of the two coaches whose teams will play for the NCAA Division III championship today in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl are amazing.
Red Sox sign Nomo
Right-hander agrees to one-year deal
December 16, 2000
The Boston Red Sox signed free agent pitcher Hideo Nomo to a one-year deal Friday, keeping up a shopping spree that’s shaken up the lineup and starting rotation.
Justices order new trial in murder case
State’s high court finds attorney erred by arguing only for conviction on lesser count
December 16, 2000
A Wichita man convicted of murder will get a new trial because his lawyer ignored his client’s wishes and premised a defense on guilt to felony murder.
German online
December 16, 2000
Bush Names Powell Secretary of State
Ex-Gulf War general’s popularity cuts across partisan lines
December 16, 2000
(Updated, 7:00 p.m.) Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a son of the South Bronx who rose to become America’s highest ranking military officer, accepted President-elect Bush’s nomination as secretary of state Saturday, pledging to strengthen U.S. alliances and stand firm against nations that practice terrorism.
Etown.com workers seek unionization
December 16, 2000
Customer service employees at etown.com have become the first dot-com workers to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.
Court upholds small-claims law
Justices dismiss challenge to law barring attorneys
December 16, 2000
The Kansas Bar Assn. failed to convince the state’s highest court to strike down a law designed to cut attorneys out of the action in small-claims court. The Supreme Court dismissed the association’s challenge to the 1999 law in a unanimous ruling Friday. The group sued Shawnee County’s district judges after they began allowing non-lawyers to represent corporations in small-claims cases.
Nation Briefs
December 16, 2000
Georgia: Embattled Army school closes Ohio: Stowaway found in closet WASHINGTON, D.C.: Army helicopters grounded WASHINGTON, D.C.: New 34 stamps on sale Louisiana: Mom arrested for smuggling
It’s time for woman to cut back effort for family gatherings
December 16, 2000
Mysterious Ways’ returns to NBC to find an audience
December 16, 2000
After a successful eight-episode summer run on NBC, “Mysterious Ways” moved over to Pax Network, in which NBC has a financial stake. Ever since then, series creator Peter O’Fallon has been hoping to get back to the big show.
Court’s politics revealed
December 16, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe So it ended in a late night cascade of decision and dissents that couldn’t even skim-coat the deep fractures in the magisterial Supreme Court. The same 5-4 majority that had stopped the recount made time the enemy of fairness. The clock and the court decided for Bush.
People
December 16, 2000
Another American cleanup is under way
December 16, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald I wanted to write about the need to come together now, to heal wounds of rancor and put partisanship aside. I’m finding it hard to do.
Holiday song by Kansan ‘monster hit’
December 16, 2000
What started out as a gesture to help a good cause has ballooned into a musical hit in western Kansas. Tim Schumacher wrote and recorded a song called “Baby Jesus and Santa Claus” with the goal of selling about 50 compact discs to raise money for the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home for young pregnant women in Hays.
Friends & Neighbors
December 16, 2000
Health Briefs
December 16, 2000
Lots of sex appeal Your cheatin’ heart Toast: Don’t become toast Overactive bladder When Rover can’t roll over
Hard pill to swallow
December 16, 2000
Advertisements for prescription drugs, which manufacturers say lead to a better-informed public, have flunked a test for educational content.
Psychologist offers survival tips
December 16, 2000
By Jim Baker Rita Stucky, a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Lawrence, offers these tips on how to survive the holiday stress:
Season of stress
Unreasonable expectations can ruin holiday spirit
December 16, 2000
By Jim Baker If the season of “peace on Earth, good will toward men” leaves you feeling frazzled and fed up rather than warm and fuzzy, you’re not alone. For many of us, the holidays aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be. It’s supposed to be a time of celebration and good cheer, and yet lots of people instead find themselves stressed out amid the surplus of tinsel and treats.
AT&T proposes spinoff
Company wants to sell programming stake
December 16, 2000
AT&T told the government Friday it would get rid of certain programming interests to comply with federal limits on the reach one cable company can have. The country’s top cable operator, AT&T, said it plans to spin off its holdings in Liberty Media Group to comply with rules that limit the number of satellite and cable subscribers a single company can control to 30 percent of the national total.
Selloff spreads across Street
Dow Industrials fall 240, Nasdaq dips 75 on warnings
December 16, 2000
Spooked by an earnings warning from Microsoft, investors Friday dumped high-tech stocks in a selloff that quickly spread across the market. A bearish forecast from Clorox added to Wall Street fears of an economy slowing too fast, and that earnings might fall more than expected.
Star Signs pulls into fast lane
Lawrence company races to fill $2 million order for Kansas Speedway
December 16, 2000
By Mark Fagan Twenty tons of aluminum, 500 gallons of paint and three months to go all add up to one fast-track project for Star Signs & Graphics Inc. The Lawrence-based company is racing to fill orders for nearly 1,000 signs at the new $250 million Kansas Speedway, scheduled for completion April 1. About 50 different types are on order, including entry signs, rest room pointers, sponsor signs and everything else from the hospitality area to a giant sign in victory lane.
Teens give holiday parade to Garden City
December 16, 2000
Santa Claus is coming … to downtown Garden City. Just a month ago, it looked as though December would again come and go in Garden City without any kind of parade. Then, three high school sophomores got an idea, got going and got the whole town involved.
Richard Navinskey
December 16, 2000
Lillian Lamme
December 16, 2000
Elaine Vogelzang
December 16, 2000
Joe Stapleton
December 16, 2000
On the record
December 16, 2000
Breifly
December 16, 2000
Lawrence cuts ribbon on its transit service Be on the lookout Missing patient sought
From bare to spare
Residents restock Pelathe food pantry
December 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents came to the rescue of the food pantry at Pelathe Community Resource Center on Friday, donating thousands of dollars in cash and food to fill the center’s pantry.
EPA sets rules for feedlots
December 16, 2000
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher requirements Friday on thousands of large animal feedlot operations, declaring that they are one of the country’s chief causes of water pollution.
Winter storm wreaks havoc across U.S.
December 16, 2000
Winds gusting up to 90 mph left at least 100,000 homes and businesses without electricity Friday in western Washington as snow snarled traffic in other parts of the state.
Panel wants estrogen on list of cancer-causers
December 16, 2000
While stressing the value of estrogen treatments for women, a government scientific advisory panel recommended Friday that the chemical be added to the nation’s list of cancer-causing agents. Maybe, one scientist said, this step might encourage doctors to talk with their patients about both the risks and the benefits.
Bush to tap Powell for State
Louisiana Democrat won’t be in Cabinet
December 16, 2000
President-elect Bush will name retired Gen. Colin Powell as his secretary of state today, making the popular Gulf War hero his first Cabinet choice.
FBI agents unite against Peltier
Supporters beseech Clinton for clemency
December 16, 2000
Marching two-by-two and wearing blue memorial ribbons, hundreds of FBI agents staged an unprecedented demonstration Friday at the White House, protesting any presidential clemency for an American Indian activist convicted of killing two FBI men in 1975.
City braces for another ice bath
Deep freeze in forecast means no rest for road workers just in from the snow
December 16, 2000
By Tom Meagher With another arctic blast on its way to Lawrence, city workers rushed to clear the last few snowy streets Friday. And to start getting ready for another set of problems.
Around and about
December 16, 2000
Josie Randall had a supporting role playing Mrs. Curtis in the production of “Onions in the Stew” at Central Christian College, McPherson. The play was performed Nov. 17-18. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Randall, Lawrence, and a graduate of Free State High School.
Beard-Curran
December 16, 2000
Gorton-Swisher
December 16, 2000
Tenbrink-Roberts
December 16, 2000
Stewart shows Cannes-do spirit
December 16, 2000
French Stewart makes a welcome departure from his brainless role on “3rd Rock” to star in “Murder at the Cannes Film Festival” (8 p.m., Sunday, E!). Stewart headlines this engaging mystery as Nathan Booth, an actor who arrives at the fabled film fest only to discover that his big scene in the film, “Hemingway Loved Me” has been left on the cutting room floor.
Firebird girls win thriller at LHS - Free State 57, Lawrence 55
December 16, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus With snow on the roof, another girls basketball barnburner broke out below on Friday night in the Lawrence High gym between Free State and LHS. The Firebirds must have been working on their clutch shooting and pressure defense with school canceled three days earlier this week because of heavy snow. FSHS capitalized on 33 Lion turnovers and outscored LHS 8-5 in the final 2:49 for a 57-55 victory in a game that wasn’t decided until a Lion three-point attempt missed at the buzzer.
District adjusts school calendar
Two class days added in April; contingency plan considered
December 16, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman said Friday there were no second thoughts about closing Lawrence public schools for three days because of bad weather.
Weidensaul
December 16, 2000
NHL Briefs
December 16, 2000
Lemieux to return to practice Tuesday Stevens nears plea on drug charges Flyers hire assistant
Fizer lost in Bulls’ triangle offense
Former Iowa State standout started fast, but now looks like he’s forgotten how to play
December 16, 2000
At halftime on opening night he must have been abducted by aliens. Left in his place was some geek-looking, ground-bound, slow-as-an-astronaut, lost-in-space guy in white headband and knee socks you wouldn’t pick for your “Y” pickup team.
Davis out of action
Broncos’ back may be finished for year
December 16, 2000
Broncos running back Terrell Davis will miss the final two games of the regular season and could be out for the playoffs because of a stress reaction in his left leg. The decision came Friday after doctors examined the results of an MRI and a bone scan on Davis’ lower leg.
NCAA Division I-AA Championship
Peterson to lead Georgia Southern
December 16, 2000
Unknown to most college football fans, Adrian Peterson certainly has Montana’s attention.
Carroll, ex-coach of Jets, Pats, picked by USC
December 16, 2000
Pete Carroll, who turned down the Southern California coaching job three years ago because of the timing, accepted the position Friday, saying he believes the fit is ideal.
Baseball Briefs
December 16, 2000
Mets sign Relaford Wohlers stays with Reds Van Poppel, Gonzalez sign pacts with Cubs Arizona signs Cummings
Jefferies retires at 33
December 16, 2000
Gregg Jefferies, facing a future as a role player at 33, has decided to retire. “It’s something my wife and I have been talking about for a while,” he said Friday while playing at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif.
Mistakenly freed suspect returns to jail
Defendant turns himself in, says he’ll prove his innocence in toddler’s death
December 16, 2000
Accidentally freed following a mistrial, a man accused of beating his 2-year-old daughter to death returned to jail eight hours later.
Divorce costs Koch millions
Judge tosses out prenuptial agreement
December 16, 2000
A judge says former America’s Cup skipper Bill Koch must pay more than $16 million to end his four-year long marriage, a union blemished by allegations of spousal abuse.
No Pearl Harbor
December 16, 2000
Israeli-Palestinian talks fail to quell violence
December 16, 2000
Six Palestinians were killed in an upsurge of violence that erupted before dawn and carried on after Muslim midday prayers Friday. The violence came despite exploratory talks between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli negotiators seeking to revive peace negotiations.
Bailey-Marsh
December 16, 2000
Chernobyl nuclear plant shut down
December 16, 2000
Chernobyl was shut down forever with the flip of a switch Friday, shifting attention to needed repairs on the sarcophagus covering the nuclear plant’s ruined reactor, which is leaking radiation 14 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident.
Woman jumps or falls from commuter plane
December 16, 2000
A Hewlett-Packard employee jumped or fell out the door of a company plane at 2,000 feet, despite an attempt by another passenger to restrain her, the FBI said. The woman was presumed dead.
Alaska jets’ stabilizer wear discovered
December 16, 2000
Alaska Airlines found excessive wear in the stabilizer control systems on three planes in the months before another Alaska jetliner crashed when its stabilizer failed off the coast of Ventura County in Southern California, airline officials said Friday.
Have yourself a bluesy little Christmas with Chris Cain
December 16, 2000
Check in with blues guitarist Chris Cain over the years, and find out he’s been working on learning bass, or sax, or gee, there’s a nice beach across the street and he really ought to go see it, but he’s just been hanging inside, playing piano.
Arts medal winners include Baryshnikov, Angelou
December 16, 2000
From classical to country, from the novel to the stage, this year’s recipients of National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals cover a wide spectrum of American culture.
NBC takes ‘curse’ off Steven Weber
Focus, title of program changes as sitcom gets rare second chance
December 16, 2000
Steven Weber is contemplating the vicissitudes of an acting career. Ironically, sitting nearby on the busy soundstage is Charlton Heston, almost twice his age. A household name since he played Moses in “The Ten Commandments” in 1956, Heston is guest starring on Weber’s new NBC sitcom, formerly “Cursed” and now called “The Weber Show.”
Nation Briefs
December 16, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Regulations issued for Santa’s flight Texas: Cloned bull thought to be disease-resistant