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Briefcase
December 20, 2000
Philip Morris, RJR raise cigarette prices Workers compensation costs to rise in 2001 Boeing to modify FedEx freighters
Jury rules against Exxon
Oil company ordered to pay $3.5 billion
December 20, 2000
A jury returned a $3.5 billion verdict Tuesday against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding that the oil company defrauded Alabama on royalties from natural gas wells in state waters. A circuit court jury’s verdict awarded Alabama $87.7 million in compensatory damages and $3.42 billion in punitive damages. It was six times the state’s previous record of $581 million in a civil-damages case.
Fed retains interest rates
Central Bank signals recession concerns, future cuts
December 20, 2000
The Federal Reserve, concerned about spreading economic weakness, sent a strong signal Tuesday that it was ready to start cutting interest rates to make sure America’s record-long expansion doesn’t topple into recession.
Honey-mustard glaze keeps juices in baked ham
December 20, 2000
Glazed Baked Ham is one of the rich-looking holiday foods that can also be low-fat if you use this recipe from “Betty Crocker’s Best Christmas Cookbook” (IDG Books, $21.95). It has only about 6 grams of fat per serving.
Short & sweet
December 20, 2000
A little wisdom Escape claws Foods for the wise
Easy food gifts
There are a few more people on your Christmas list than you thought
December 20, 2000
The holidays are just a few days away, but don’t fret. Last-minute gifts for those special folks who deserve a thank you or a warm greeting are just as close as your kitchen. What better way to show a friend, teacher, co-worker or neighbor that you appreciate him or her?
Performing arts center architect selected
December 20, 2000
Plans to bring a performing arts center to downtown Kansas City moved ahead with the selection of an architect who has designed public buildings from Jerusalem to Wichita, Kan.
Lawrence city commission briefs
December 20, 2000
Commissioners OK water line upgrades City approves purchase of life-saving equipment Art of swimmers, whales to grace aquatic center Donation of land helps to create green space
Region briefs
December 20, 2000
Counterfeit bills lead to arrest, charges Transient convicted in beating death Panel drops stink about livestock odor
Missouri’s low level KOs power generating
December 20, 2000
An ice jam and the continuing effects of drought have caused the Missouri River to drop, knocking out a power plant here.
On the record
December 20, 2000
World briefs
December 20, 2000
Inmates killed in prison takeover Coca crop destroyed, president claims
U.N. backs sanctions on Afghan regime
December 20, 2000
The Security Council voted Tuesday to impose broad sanctions on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers unless they close “terrorist” training camps and surrender U.S. embassy bombing suspect Osama bin Laden.
Robert Myers
December 20, 2000
Services for Robert Wayne Myers, 76, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mission Center Cemetery, Topeka.
KDHE: ‘Tis season to recycle
December 20, 2000
‘Tis the season for generating more trash than usual, so the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is doing its bit to help Kansans keep trash levels tolerable.
Raptors shut down Jazz
Sloan benches Malone, Stockton in second half of loss
December 20, 2000
Vince Carter and the Raptors took advantage of the “bored” Utah Jazz. Carter scored 33 points Tuesday night and Toronto held Karl Malone scoreless in the second half to beat Utah 103-95.
Liberal newspapers a myth
December 20, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group How I’d love to drive a stake in the notion that newspapers lean relentlessly leftward.
Holidays a unifying force
December 20, 2000
By Mike Hoeflich I spent last week in England, split between Cambridge and London, and I thought that I would share a few impressions with you. I love going to England during the Christmas season because the English tend to enjoy the holiday spirit. There are always special exhibitions at the museums and though the English do not put up holiday lights as we do, they do decorate their homes in a festive manner.
Once is enough
December 20, 2000
A great gift
December 20, 2000
Nation must give Bush a chance
December 20, 2000
By Bob Ray Sanders Fort Worth Star-Telegram George W. Bush will be the next president of the United States, Vice President Al Gore will return to private life, and the majority of the Supreme Court will go down in history for having made one of the worst decisions since Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sanford in 1857.
Constructive approach
December 20, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Punishing students involved with drugs and alcohol isn’t as important as helping them overcome the problem.
Readers asked to help pick 2000’s top stories
December 20, 2000
Does your list of the year’s top stories include the downtown fire? How about the explosions at Farmland? Or Roy Williams’ decision to stay at KU? The Journal-World, 6News and ljworld.com want your help picking the top 10 Kansas and Lawrence-area stories of the year.
KU to hold youth clinic
December 20, 2000
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will conduct its annual youth clinic from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Douglas lifts Purdue past Stanford, 90-60
December 20, 2000
What most players would consider a successful season, Katie Douglas called a slump. She broke out of it in a big way Tuesday night, scoring 20 points and adding 10 assists as No. 8 Purdue beat No. 14 Stanford, 90-60, to improve to 9-3.
Cowboys open arena with win
December 20, 2000
Jason Keep, Oklahoma State’s 280-pound forward, punctuated the opening of newly renovated Gallagher-Iba Arena with a backboard-shattering dunk with 43 seconds left to play in a 70-60 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Tuesday night.
Al, Dennis know Phil Beck, but
Not even a call to the office solved the identity of the ‘killer’ compared to the Rams’ coach
December 20, 2000
Anyone who watches football knows you need total concentration, so I told my wife Monday night it would be a good time for her to go out and buy my Christmas present. Take your time. I thought: The game might go into overtime, while suggesting the malls stay open real late at this holiday time of year.
Medical records privacy rules issued
Regulations cover electronic and paper records
December 20, 2000
President Clinton is issuing sweeping new rules today that restrict health care providers and insurers from sharing confidential information about their patients, creating the first federal fines and prison time for violators.
SUVs drive down average gas mileage figures
December 20, 2000
America’s love affair with gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles and pickups is keeping national fuel economy at a 20-year low, the government says. With automakers focusing on the bigger, more powerful vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency found that average gasoline mileage for 2000 model year passenger vehicles was 24 miles per gallon, the same as last year and the lowest since 1980. The figure had climbed to 25.9 mpg in 1987 and 1988.
Mexico evacuates volcano zone
Eruptions threaten nearby villages
December 20, 2000
The Mexican government swiftly evacuated thousands more people Tuesday from homes near the Popocatepetl volcano as the behemoth erupted for a second day, hurling molten rocks the size of beach balls into the air.
Wyatt watch continues
December 20, 2000
Kansas University associate head football coach Darrell Wyatt deliberated another day whether to return to KU for a fourth season or to join good friend Mike Gundy on Les Miles’ staff at Oklahoma State.
Scientists warn of colder winter
December 20, 2000
Winter is back with a vengeance this year. After three mild winters, 2000-2001 is going to be cold, really cold, for much of the nation, the National Weather Service predicted Tuesday in its regular seasonal forecast.
School debate: Life or death?
District asked to respect do-not-resuscitate orders
December 20, 2000
By Tim Carpenter For the first time, a family asked Lawrence school district officials to respect a do-not-resuscitate order for a student with a high-risk medical condition. “I’m horrified that a parent would come to us,” said Leni Salkind, a Lawrence school board member.
Eagles return to Kaw
Sightings signal season’s change
December 20, 2000
By Joel Mathis San Juan Capistrano has nothing on Lawrence. Swallows return to the California town every March 19 just before the first day of spring. In Lawrence, the Kansas River provides its own sign of winter � the arrival of bald eagles.
Collison halts slump, earns honor
December 20, 2000
By Gary Bedore It’s been back to basics the past two games for Kansas University forward Nick Collison the Big 12’s men’s basketball player of the week. “I’ve tried to simplify,” said Collison, who busted a recent slump by scoring 42 points in victories over DePaul and Tulsa. “For a while, I was trying to do too much. Now I’m getting it, turning and shooting.”
Cunningham bemoans inconsistency
Victories over Broncos, Rams give hint of what Chiefs’ season might have been
December 20, 2000
They beat Denver twice. They clobbered St. Louis. They came within a whisker of winning at Tennessee. Then they turned around and lost to San Francisco and New England and managed somehow to become the “1” for 1-14 San Diego. As they head for Atlanta and the regular-season finale Sunday in this up-and-down year, the Kansas City Chiefs themselves must be wondering how in the span of one season they could be so bad and so good.
Aikman may be finished
Season over; career at crossroads following concussion
December 20, 2000
Troy Aikman’s season is officially over. Next is a decision on whether his career is, too. Dallas coach Dave Campo said Tuesday that Aikman will miss the finale Monday night against Tennessee.
Firebirds outlast Lions
Free State boys claim 63-55 victory in city showdown
December 20, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Chalk one up for Goliath. Free State High took advantage of its height advantage receiving 45 points from its starting three post players in knocking off pesky Lawrence High, 63-55, on Tuesday night at the FSHS gym. “Awesome,” FSHS senior swingman Richie Dunlop said.
Curtain falls on flutist’s run at Carnegie Hall
December 20, 2000
Carnegie Hall’s top administrator announced his surprise resignation Tuesday after a stormy two-year tenure, leaving to take a similar position with the Berlin Philharmonic in his native Germany.
Celebrities provided intriguing moments in 2000
December 20, 2000
With the arrival of reality TV, the word “celebrity” doesn’t mean much anymore. It doesn’t mean you’re attractive or talented or rich. You can walk around naked on a desert island or marry a man you don’t know on live television and everyone will know your name.
Boston College suspends pair
December 20, 2000
Boston College running back William Green and defensive back D.J. Sutton were suspended for unspecified rule violations and will not play in the Aloha Bowl against Arizona State.
Baseball briefs
December 20, 2000
Rockies turn focus toward Helton, Perez Rangers close to Cone Larkin sprains shoulder Mets hire Hough, Engle; Hershiser bypassed Rangers institution Macko retires at 72 Wedge to manage Tribe’s minor league affiliate Two Cubans defect
Baltimore signs Hentgen, Segui; Ten reject arbitration
December 20, 2000
The Baltimore Orioles finally made some moves on the free-agent market Tuesday, agreeing to a $28 million, four-year contract with first baseman David Segui and a $9.6 million, two-year deal with pitcher Pat Hentgen.
Bagwell signs $85 million extension
Astro’s new contract matches Delgado for third-highest in majors
December 20, 2000
The Houston Astros didn’t want to take a chance on losing Jeff Bagwell. “I couldn’t imagine putting on another uniform,” Bagwell said Tuesday after agreeing to an $85 million, five-year contract extension through 2006.
NBA briefs
December 20, 2000
NBC to mike referees Kemp misses practice Atlanta Hawks place Henderson on injured list Suns activate Garces, place Elie on injured list Bulls activate Miller 76ers waive Okulaja Hornets waive Roberson
Backers should follow Gore lead
December 20, 2000
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram The ubiquitous Jesse Jackson said during one of his countless TV appearances that George W. Bush will be president “legally” but will lack the moral authority to lead the country.
Nation briefs
December 20, 2000
Teen admits murder $98 million fine levied OKC bombing helper denied new trial
Nation briefs
December 20, 2000
Policemen convicted in suspect’s death Cadet accused of drug sales Morgue workers charged with robbing the dead
Nation briefs
December 20, 2000
Fire chief dies when his house burns down Clinton vetoes bankruptcy bill Firefighter quits in hepatitis protest
Promotion seeks to increase donations to Toys for Tots
December 20, 2000
A Lawrence radio personality is doing his bit for Toys for Tots donations.
Top stories of 2000
December 20, 2000
Starting today, the Journal-World, ljworld.com and 6News are inviting you to vote on the top 10 Kansas and Lawrence-area stories of the year. Using the ballot printed here, rank from 1 to 10 the stories you think were most important in each category. Send or bring your completed ballot by Dec. 27 to Stories of the Year, Lawrence Journal-World, 609 N.H., Lawrence, 66044.
Daily ticker
December 20, 2000
Lemieux preaches patience for return
I’m not going to step on the ice and score 5-6 points my first game’
December 20, 2000
The shooting touch is there, the leg strength is coming. After 31/2 years away from the ice, Mario Lemieux seemed at home Tuesday while practicing with the Penguins for the first time since announcing his comeback.
Lawrence briefs
December 20, 2000
Three-vehicle accident injures two people Salvation Army needs help to meet Christmas fund goal ‘Grandma’ Layton activist gets Points of Light award
Briefly
December 20, 2000
Donor gives $1,000 to breast cancer victim Appropriations bill to finance KU, Bert Nash projects Blood shortages spur two Lawrence drives Last-minute rush expected as property taxes come due
Lottery receptions spur ethics questions
No clear definition exists for determining whether fetes were proper
December 20, 2000
By Dave Ranney Medieval theologians argued about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.
Push is on for Cabinet post
Graves’ backers want governor in Bush administration
December 20, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves says a lobbying effort is under way to get President-elect Bush to name him as secretary of transportation.
Commission turns on tap for water plant expansion
Clinton Lake facility project moved two years ahead of schedule
December 20, 2000
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners got the ball rolling Tuesday on expansion of the Clinton Lake water treatment plant more than two years ahead of schedule. Commissioners approved a $155,000 contract with Black & Veatch, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering company, to start work on expansion plans for the plant, which supplies west Lawrence residences and businesses with drinking water.
Lions struggle in loss to Free State
December 20, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus In this season of giving, Lawrence High gave plenty to Free State on Tuesday night. The Lions, who shot a season-low 32.7 percent from the field and 48.1 percent from the line, committed a season-high 19 turnovers and gave the Firebirds room to dominate inside the paint during their 63-55 boys basketball loss in the FSHS gym.
School anti-smoking programs disproven
December 20, 2000
School-based programs that teach students how to resist social influences pushing them to smoke cigarettes long popular with states and more recently with tobacco companies have little effect and do not keep teens from smoking, according to a 15-year study released Tuesday.
Clinton urges Bush to ‘get a good team’
President-elect ready to name more Cabinet members today, sources say
December 20, 2000
In an Oval Office rite of passage masking their sharp differences, President-elect Bush listened to the litany of world problems he’ll face from the man who has wrestled with them for the last eight years. President Clinton advised that Bush “get a good team and do what he thinks is right.”
Life imitates TV on ‘West Wing’
Actor says election, like his show, favored style over substance
December 20, 2000
It was a week ago at midmorning, to be exact that Bradley Whitford bit into a chocolate cream-filled doughnut and savored his life.
Don’t expect Sooners to go undefeated
Postseason to get under way tonight when TCU faces Southern Mississippi in Mobile Alabama Bowl
December 20, 2000
The bowl season has arrived. It’ll start slowly, pick up steam just before New Year’s Eve and hit full speed on New Year’s Day with six games. Then, college football finally stages a few games that count the Sugar Bowl between No. 2 Miami and No. 7 Florida on Jan. 2 and the Orange Bowl between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 3 Florida State on Jan. 3.
LHS junior varsity prevails, 56-47
December 20, 2000
Junior Jamie Peterson scored a game-high 17 points to pace Lawrence High to a 56-47 junior varsity boys basketball victory over Free State on Tuesday at Free State.
No. 14 Cavs stun No. 4 Vols
Virginia remains unbeaten with 107-89 rout
December 20, 2000
Not even coach Pete Gillen knew No. 14 Virginia was this good. Stephane Dondon scored 11 of his 16 points in a game-breaking first-half run and Virginia embarrassed No. 4 Tennessee 107-89 in the battle of the unbeatens that opened the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night.
Stocks fall on worries of slowing economy
December 20, 2000
The Nasdaq composite index fell to its lowest level in more than a year Tuesday after the Federal Reserve indicated that it was worried about the slowing economy but declined to cut interest rates.
Cookbook helps bring international flavor to table
December 20, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger If you’d like to find simple but intriguing foods on your plate, Jayni Carey’s new cookbook, “Kitchen Magic,” belongs on your holiday wish list, or in the stocking of the cook in your life.
Shawnee County reopens investigation into 1976 slaying
December 20, 2000
New information has led the Shawnee County sheriff’s department to reactivate an investigation of the 1976 slaying of a young woman.
Snow won’t alleviate drought
State climatologist says northeast Kansas will end year dry
December 20, 2000
Snow from recent winter storms won’t do much to alleviate drought conditions in northeast Kansas.
House Building named to register
Downtown structure survived Quantrill’s Raid
December 20, 2000
By Amber Stuever In 1863, when Quantrill’s Raid destroyed most of Lawrence, what would later be called the House Building, 729-731 Mass., stood erect amid the ashes. This month, 137 years later, the downtown structure was put on the Kansas Historical Society’s Register of Historic Kansas Places.
People
December 20, 2000
Gospel singing patriarch dies Hunk heads to Hollywood Helen Hunt, hubby in splitsville Clooney is no crooner
Co-worker’s extravagant gifts not appreciated
December 20, 2000
Horoscopes
December 20, 2000
Nation briefs
December 20, 2000
DDT settlement reached ACLU plans ‘Net filter lawsuit Teacher tests required Hollywood critic gets R rating Caffeine, miscarriage linked
Apologies offered in cat killings
Suspects plead no contest to charges in Barton County District Court
December 20, 2000
Muffin spent most of her time indoors, but the 13-year-old cat usually was willing to walk down the block with owner Joyce Bosey and her grandchildren.
Flyers notch tie, remain unbeaten under Barber
December 20, 2000
Even down by two goals, the Philadelphia Flyers were able to stay undefeated under coach Bill Barber. Mike Knuble scored midway through the third period and Byron Dafoe made 20 saves in his second game back from an injury layoff Tuesday night, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-4 tie with the Flyers.
Cell phone, cancer link unproven
Two studies fail to find connection
December 20, 2000
Cell-phone use does not appear to cause brain tumors, at least during a period of two to three years, according to two large new studies released today.