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World Briefs
December 21, 2000
Pakistan withdraws troops from violent Kashmir border Two kidnapped Britons freed after nine months’ captivity
World Briefs
December 21, 2000
Turkey: 19 dead as soldiers battle for prison control Havana: Florida man appeals for his son’s return Chile: Top court drops charges against Pinochet
TOP MUSIC
December 21, 2000
TOP MOVIES
December 21, 2000
National briefs
December 21, 2000
Sheriff’s murder called ‘professional hit’ Chimp sanctuaries written into law Airline shelves workers who abused packages
Congressman wraps up $803,000 for youth program
Douglas County’s WRAP works with troubled students to provide alternatives to crime
December 21, 2000
By Erwin Seba Congressman Dennis Moore was praised Wednesday for bringing home the bacon. Officials from Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Lawrence public schools lauded the 3rd District congressman for landing $803,000 in federal funding for a Douglas County program aimed at helping troubled students.
North Pole phenomena invade Kansas
Snow rollers’ replace tumbleweeds in Russell County
December 21, 2000
By Amber Stuever Strange weather phenomena usually seen only in arctic regions have made their way to western Kansas. Monster snowballs, scientifically called “snow rollers,” have been tumbling across lakes, streets, yards and golf courses in Russell County.
Windfall may provide heating help
Senator to propose severance tax set-aside to aid low-income utility users
December 21, 2000
Some money from Kansas’ tax on natural gas, expected to produce a $32 million windfall this year, could help poor people unable to pay their heating bills. Sen.-elect David Adkins, R-Leawood, said he will introduce legislation next month to set aside up to $5 million of the severance tax collected on gas and oil produced in Kansas.
Electric rate hike zaps Baldwin
Residential users to see 12 percent average increase in monthly bill
December 21, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Already plagued with high natural gas prices, Baldwin residents will face an average 12 percent increase in their electric bills, effective Jan. 1. The monthly service fee for residential use within the city limits will increase from $5 to $8 per meter. Outside city limits the fee will increase from $9 to $15. All users face an increase in the cost per kilowatt hour from 7.6 cents to 8.9 cents.
NHL Briefs
December 21, 2000
Kings place Palffy on injured reserve Blue Jackets make move Leafs recall Svoboda
Stevens deal approved by judge
December 21, 2000
Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Stevens will be allowed to return to Philadelphia while he completes a court-supervised drug program.
Killer says Carruth at fault
Panthers’ player planned attack, Watkins testifies
December 21, 2000
The man who admitted shooting Rae Carruth’s pregnant girlfriend testified Wednesday that the former NFL player planned the slaying for six months. Van Brett Watkins was called by defense lawyers, who apparently hoped he would confirm a jailhouse statement that he shot Cherica Adams because he was angry at Carruth.
Cheney influence reverberates through Bush administration
December 21, 2000
When President-elect Bush announced that Paul O’Neill would serve as his treasury secretary, O’Neill volunteered that he and Dick Cheney “go back many years” together to their days in the Ford administration.
KU senior says foot injury ‘no big deal’
December 21, 2000
Kansas senior Kenny Gregory, who has missed three straight games because of a stress fracture in his right foot, has practiced all week and is planning on playing in Saturday’s Kansas-Ohio State game in Columbus, Ohio.
On the record
December 21, 2000
NBA Briefs
December 21, 2000
Blazers’ Kemp fined for missing practice Mourning may play in All-Star Game
New clean air rules address truck pollution
December 21, 2000
Tackling one of the country’s major sources of dirty air, the Environmental Protection Agency will require that heavy-duty trucks cut tailpipe emissions by 90 percent beginning in 2007.
Howard McKenzie
December 21, 2000
Herbert Coleman
December 21, 2000
Ronald Aufdemberge
December 21, 2000
Stapleton services
December 21, 2000
Kohl’s agrees to settlement
December 21, 2000
Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $200,000 in a settlement over alleged violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
KU aide Wyatt undecided
December 21, 2000
Two days after saying he’d make within 24 hours a final decision whether to remain on Kansas University’s football staff or head to Oklahoma State, Darrell Wyatt said he was still undecided.
Most offices closed Christmas
Governments, business to observe holiday
December 21, 2000
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Christmas. They also will be closed in most area towns, with some offices closed Friday or Tuesday as well.
Hinrich shooting with uncanny accuracy
Boschee suffering through uncharacteristic dry spell from perimeter
December 21, 2000
By Chuck Woodling I don’t understand why the ground can’t cause a fumble. I don’t understand how an NBA team can score 56 points in 48 minutes with a 24-second shot clock. And I never will understand why soccer doesn’t dump the offside penalty.
Gregory going home
Columbus native eager to play Ohio State on Saturday
December 21, 2000
By Gary Bedore Those who know and love Kenny Gregory wonder what kind of reception he will receive Saturday back in his hometown Columbus, Ohio. “I’m sure some people still do not care for the fact he did not go to Ohio State. You still hear a comment here and there that he should have stayed home and all that stuff,” says Dave Feyh, Gregory’s coach for four years at Columbus’ Independence High.
Picture perfect
Photography students turn lenses on Lawrence
December 21, 2000
These photographs were taken by students in Gary Smith’s Foto Loco 2000 class at the Pelathe Community Resource Center, 1423 Haskell Ave. The students were assigned to take photos in and of their community.
A team player
December 21, 2000
Mark Ecko, the designer behind the urban apparel brand Ecko Unlimited, is a team player. In fact, he has his own celebrity-filled team in the 2001 version of Electronic Arts Sports’ Madden NFL 2001, and of course they all wear Ecko-designed uniforms.
Online Christmas fun
December 21, 2000
Want to click your way to a sleigh-load of fun this Christmas?
Little Mermaid II game lacks inspiration
December 21, 2000
“The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea” is one of three new Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM titles aimed at girls, under Disney’s new “Princesses” heading. It’s based on this year’s video sequel to the 1989 animated charmer.
PETA campaign disses milk
December 21, 2000
Got zits? Got gas? The militant animal rights group PETA has developed provocative “trading cards” warning school children that they could suffer dreaded afflictions a face full of pimples, stomach gaseousness or obesity if they consume milk.
Baseball Briefs
December 21, 2000
Mantle Jr. dies of cancer at 47 Reynolds likely to miss first month of season Marlins, Cornelius agree Cardinals sell Perez to Japanese team Cubs won’t make offers to pitchers Arnold, Rain Brewers get Cunnane from Padres for Green Blue Jays designate DeWitt for assignment Justice to have surgery Cleveland signs Hollins, Cordova to contracts Stephenson signs deal with Cardinals Thompson, Catalanotto sign deals with Rangers Brewers, Houston agree to two-year contract * Lockhart, Bako agree to terms with Braves
Average salary jumps nearly 18 percent
December 21, 2000
Even before Alex Rodriguez’s record payday, baseball players had a boom year at the bank. The average salary soared 171/2 percent to $1,895,630, according to the annual survey released Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Veteran Bordick returning to Baltimore
December 21, 2000
The Baltimore Orioles welcomed a familiar face Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year contract with free agent shortstop Mike Bordick. Bordick spent 31/2 seasons with the Orioles before being traded to the New York Mets in July. A sure-handed fielder throughout his career, Bordick last year supplemented the package with a power stroke that earned him his first trip to the All-Star game.
Prince and friends team up for ‘Rave’
December 21, 2000
As anyone in attendance at Prince’s recent concerts knows, there’s nothing like the real thing. “Rave Un2 the Year 2000,” the release of Prince’s New Year’s Eve pay-per-view concert last year, comes fairly close.
Tales of adoption on ‘Home’
December 21, 2000
Stories of adoption take center stage on “A Home for the Holidays” (7 p.m., CBS). A ratings hit last Christmas season, this musical special returns with performances by Faith Hill, Stories of adoption take center stage on “A Home for the Holidays” (7 p.m., CBS).
Metal bells make fashion statement
History rings true for jewelry designer
December 21, 2000
The holiday sounds of jingle bells, sleigh bells and silver bells are music to Terry Mayer’s ears. She is a self-described “bellologist,” a name she gave herself because she is a student of and a lover of bells.
Tax breaks for DST would pay off, study says
December 21, 2000
By Mark Fagan DST Systems Inc.’s application for more than $200,000 in tax breaks would pay off for local governments, according to an analysis conducted for city officials. Today, the city’s Administrative Review Committee will discuss the tax-break request from DST, which takes ownership Friday of Sallie Mae’s loan-serving center at 2000 Bluffs Drive.
Trial ordered in golf course shooting
Suspect faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, attempted rape
December 21, 2000
A man accused of shooting a 16-year-old girl as she was golfing in western Kansas has been bound over for trial. After a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Hamilton County District Court, a judge ordered Craig Fischer, 39, of Ulysses, to be tried on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal possession of a firearm.
Co-workers witness slaying
Domestic disturbance ends with shooting in rural Finney County
December 21, 2000
A man allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife early Wednesday outside a rural Finney County home as a carload of the woman’s co-workers looked on, authorities said. Officers were called about 5:15 a.m. to a mobile home park just east of Garden City and found the body of Pearl Acevedo, 38, in a yard outside her home, Sheriff Kevin Bascue said. The woman had been shot at least once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
ARCA racer Robinson gearing for Cup challenge
December 21, 2000
Shawna Robinson has already unwrapped her new toys. The ARCA series driver showed off her team’s new Robert Yates Racing engines last weekend during a three-day testing session at Daytona International Speedway.
Stocks fall on economy, earnings fears
December 21, 2000
Fears about a harsh economic slowdown and continuing weakness in corporate earnings sent stocks sliding Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials giving up more than 260 points and the Nasdaq hitting another low for the year.
After next May, open-wheel racing may become extinct in Northeast
December 21, 2000
The waving of the checkered flag on May 6 in Nazareth, Pa., might signify more than just the end of another race. It could bring the curtain down on big-time open-wheel competition in the Northeast. By 2002, fans of Indy and Champ car racing might have nowhere to go.
Evernham weary
Dodge ringmaster eyes Feb. 18 return
December 21, 2000
Ray Evernham has an on-the-job training regimen that might overwhelm a lesser man. But this is the man who in the last decade was the top crew chief in NASCAR, guiding Jeff Gordon to three Winston Cup championships and 47 victories before deciding to start his own team and direct the re-entry of Dodge to the sport after a 16-year absence.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
December 21, 2000
First-day rider
December 21, 2000
Clinton won’t leave luck behind for Bush
December 21, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News George W. Bush sat tensely, hands clasped in his lap, his foot tapping. The president-to-be looked like a white-knuckle passenger taking off into a thunderstorm. Sitting next to him, Bill Clinton was expansive, laughing, talkative. He obviously enjoyed the role of head coach welcoming a rookie into a tough league.
Bus driver’s calm nerves in icy spot avert crash
December 21, 2000
A school bus driver calmly pulled to the roadside after a chunk of ice shattered her windshield, propelling shards of glass into her face and throughout the bus. No students were cut or otherwise injured in the freak accident that happened Friday on U.S. Highway 50 as Ronda Kraus was driving Marion fifth-graders on a field trip to the Halstead Health Museum.
Railroad track seizure advocated
December 21, 2000
A Harvey County commissioner has asked a regional organization to lobby for a law allowing counties to collect scrap from abandoned railroad lines. One railroad spokesman called the idea “ludicrous.”
National Guard unit back from Kosovo
December 21, 2000
After seven months on a peacekeeping mission to Kosovo, members of a Kansas Army National Guard unit are back home, just in time for Christmas. The 45 members of the Great Bend-based unit were welcomed back Tuesday, arriving at the armory after flying home on a KC-135 tanker.
Militia says U.N. sanctions will hurt poor Afghans
December 21, 2000
Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia, protesting harsh new sanctions over its refusal to surrender terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden, ordered U.N. offices closed Wednesday and vowed to boycott peace talks.
St. James targets female race hopefuls
Three-day workshop for women addresses everything from sponsorship to driver safety
December 21, 2000
When she was just 9, Allison Duncan fell in love with speed. And it proved to be more than a fleeting crush. The 22-year-old driver from San Rafael, Calif., still remembers being a wide-eyed little girl who went with her father to her first NASCAR race 13 years ago.
ARTS NOTES
December 21, 2000
Cast Away’ - film review
Despite fine work from Hanks, film leaves audiences stranded
December 21, 2000
By Loey Lockerby Why does every movie that comes out after October have to be two and a half hours long? Does the editors’ union go on strike every fall? Is there some correlation between a movie’s length and how many awards it wins? Are there just too many self-indulgent directors out there?
The good, bad and just plain stupid
This TV season offered equal parts quality and unintentional laughs
December 21, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near I love my job. I get paid to watch TV. I hate my job. I get paid to watch TV.
Sadie’ comes out of hiding
KU professor discovers 98-year-old story
December 21, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Brian Daldorph, editor of the regional journal “Coal City Review,” is always on the lookout for new writers. But this time he ventured into the past way into the past to come up with a writer whose own life story makes for a good tale.
Home for the ‘Alcoholiday’
Lawrence group finds itself on front page of The New York Times
December 21, 2000
By Geoff Harkness “If you listen to the music on the radio today, it’s not really the kind of music you want to see live,” mi6 singer/guitarist Kenny Peterson says during a recent interview at the band’s “yellow house” living space/rehearsal studio. “It’s good music, but there’s no live energy there.”
A puzzle full of pieces’
Topeka rap outfit takes Midwest hip-hop to the national stage
December 21, 2000
By Geoff Harkness “We came from the ground floor up,” says Str8jakkett, one of the four MCs in DVS Mindz. “From nobody knowing us, to people knowing us, to disrespecting us, to opening for major acts.”
Hacky Sack pops into popularity again
December 21, 2000
And you thought they were out of style. Hacky Sacks are back, just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers for only about $3. Actually, it never left.
Chamber opposes casino
Tribe’s bid for support fails; project’s future uncertain
December 21, 2000
By Mark Fagan Rolling the dice on a $60 million casino project isn’t worth gambling the area’s future, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce decided Wednesday. The chamber’s board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to oppose plans for a casino, hotel, convention center and museum complex on 80 acres east of Lawrence Municipal Airport.
World Briefs
December 21, 2000
Netherlands: Dutch parliament gives rights to gay couples Germany: Stone-throwing U.S. boys may get years in prison Moscow: Putin: Heirs of KGB must aid democracy
Profound refuse
Artist assembles vision from discarded items
December 21, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Karen Jacks finds inspiration in the most unusual places. Her three-dimensional assemblages use everyday items like wood, metal, paper, ceramics, fabric and other ordinary materials, only she finds her art in other people’s refuse.
National briefs
December 21, 2000
Vaccine helps mice memories Baby survives being torn from womb during crash
Frogs fall in debut for coach
Southern Mississippi sinks TCU, 28-21
December 21, 2000
It turns out Jeff Bower didn’t have to trust a kicking game that had let him down all night. Jeff Kelly’s 29-yard touchdown pass to freshman Kenny Johnson with eight seconds left lifted Southern Mississippi to a 28-21 victory over No. 13 Texas Christian in the Mobile Alabama Bowl on Wednesday night.
KU adds 6 to class of Juco players
Jayhawks beef up offensive line, defense; junior college class totals seven
December 21, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Christmas came early for Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks received signed letters of intent from a whopping six junior college players on the first day of the winter juco football signing period.
Cincy’s win costly
December 21, 2000
Cincinnati’s depth is going to get a real test. The 22nd-ranked Bearcats, who lost two key players to injuries, had three players score 16 points each Wednesday in a 74-65 victory over Youngstown State in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic.
Devils deny Stars in rematch
New Jersey defeats Dallas again in meeting of Stanley Cup participants
December 21, 2000
Patrik Elias, Jason Arnott and Petr Sykora picked up right where they left off in the Stanley Cup final against Eddie Belfour and the Dallas Stars.
Plumbers given leak-proof code
City inspectors clarify enforcement provision
December 21, 2000
By Erwin Seba City officials told Lawrence plumbers Wednesday night that codes regulating their business will be enforced as written. That made happy a group of about 20 plumbers who came to the monthly City Plumbing Board meeting armed with complaints about city inspectors.
Lawrence Briefs
December 21, 2000
Authorities suspect teen of having drugs at school FAA to review city’s airport expansion plans Engineering companies seek 31st Street project
Clinton unlikely to free Peltier, sources say
White House sources claim Clinton’s decision won’t be based on information provided by FBI director
December 21, 2000
President Clinton appears ready to reject convicted killer Leonard Peltier’s bid for clemency, but the debate about the American-Indian activist’s future has inflamed already tense relations between the White House and FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, officials said Wednesday.
People
December 21, 2000
Fans search out Britney Spears Bullock uninjured in plane mishap Celin Dion stores ‘laboratory twin’ Carrey acts Grinchlike to Whos
Holiday wish: good travel weather
Snow, ice, freezing cold combine with labor disputes to create flight delays
December 21, 2000
Airline labor trouble and bad weather have raised the chances of travel headaches during the holiday rush that builds to a peak Friday. “This is shaping up badly for travelers,” said airline watchdog Joe Brancatelli, a columnist for Biztravel.com.
10,000 Maniacs guitarist dies
December 21, 2000
Rob Buck, lead guitarist for the rock band 10,000 Maniacs, has died of complications from liver failure. He was 42.
Chelsea Clinton portrayed in film
Low-budget video parodies suburban life of first daughter, ‘the ideal woman’
December 21, 2000
Chelsea Clinton slips out of her house past some bumbling Secret Service agents, hops onto a motorcycle behind a handsome young man and zips into town for a heart-to-heart talk. The couple is spotted by a gossip-mongering TV reporter, but it turns out no romance is blooming.
Jayhawks hope to bounce back
Kansas coming off one of most lopsided defeat in program’s history
December 21, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Mississippi Valley State might be just what Kansas University’s women’s basketball team needs. Still smarting from a 76-54 loss to Creighton last Saturday tying for the worst margin of defeat in school history the Jayhawks (5-3) will attempt to rebound against MVS (1-5) tonight.
Emporia jurist tapped to head Court of Appeals
Appointment to become official in January for appeals court veteran
December 21, 2000
After serving more than 12 years on the Kansas Court of Appeals, Gary W. Rulon will become its chief judge next month. Rulon’s promotion was announced Wednesday by the Kansas Supreme Court, which oversees operations of state government’s judicial branch. His appointment as chief judge takes effect Jan. 8.
Bush must use power or lose it
December 21, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group After Europe’s liberals helped Count Cavour unify Italy, he was asked how he would discharge that moral debt. He said he would astonish the world with his ingratitude. Today, conservatives, who are temperamental pessimists and George W. Bush’s base, are bracing themselves for betrayal in the name of “bipartisanship.” They know talk about bipartisanship is usually a partisan tactic.
Roberts backs USDA nominee
December 21, 2000
President-elect Bush’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture is an experienced hand with a strong record in the agency, Sen. Pat Roberts said Wednesday.
Nobel-winning Israeli tries for election win
December 21, 2000
Shimon Peres entered the race for Israeli prime minister late Wednesday, buoyed by favorable opinion polls and driven by the belief that he can reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Nation Briefs
December 21, 2000
New York City: Mayor Giuliani has filed for divorce, report says Wisconsin: Judge finds toilet death homicide, not suicide Washington, D.C.: Postal Service handled record mail Monday
What are you reading?
December 21, 2000
Bush eyes states to flesh out administration
December 21, 2000
George Bush’s top candidate for attorney general, Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, told the president-elect Wednesday he did not want the job, throwing the search for the nation’s top law enforcement official into a state of uncertainty. Two other GOP governors were poised to land Cabinet posts.
Feds takes guessing out of ‘organic’
Government announces new food-labeling standards
December 21, 2000
Foods that are labeled organic will have to meet new national standards announced Wednesday that replace a hodgepodge of state rules and bar the use of biotechnology and irradiation in the products. Consumers “who want to buy organic can do so with the confidence of knowing exactly what is it they’re buying,” Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said in announcing the rules Wednesday.
D.C. still wants seat in Congress
December 21, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group George W. Bush is here in Washington, and I’m wondering how he likes it. You’ll recall that, throughout his campaign, Bush spat out the city’s name like a grape seed. Sure, every candidate runs against Washington.
Tax plan will fall by wayside
December 21, 2000
By Robert Reno Newsday The United States is sounding like a skeptical jury trying to talk itself into a recession with insufficient evidence. The anecdotal signs are easy enough to come by. There has been a flurry of corporate earnings warnings, most of which can be blamed on the usual suspect, the technology sector.
Miss Congeniality’ - film review
Bullock’s pageant is only good enough to be runner-up
December 21, 2000
By Jon Niccum Like most beauty pageant contestants themselves, “Miss Congeniality” is all charm and little substance.
Family Man’ - film review
December 21, 2000
By Loey Lockerby They may as well have called it “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol.” That pretty much sums up “The Family Man,” a relentless, feel-good holiday film that puts yet another unsuspecting protagonist through a “what if” scenario in order to teach him a lesson.
Movie listings
December 21, 2000
Las VEGAS Bowl
UNLV to face Arkansas in hometown bowl
December 21, 2000
Randy Black remembers watching as a redshirt freshman while UNLV lost its first game of the year to Tennessee by 59 points. He has painful memories of an 0-11 season as a sophomore, part of a 16-game winless stretch.
ROUNDUP
Utah subdues Sixers
December 21, 2000
Karl Malone had Danny Manning to lend a hand. Allen Iverson had only himself. Malone scored a season-high 41 points and Manning had 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as Utah rallied to beat Philadelphia, 91-89, Wednesday night.
College basketball: Is it real or fake?
At the root of the entitlement evil are sneaker companies the most corrupt force in the game
December 21, 2000
The hint of the college basketball apocalypse for one Eastern coach came in the past year, when a wealthy recruit living in the suburbs started to drop the strangest hints: Tuition, room, and board wouldn’t do.
Higher education singled out
House committee to be devoted exclusively to postsecondary issues
December 21, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Signaling a greater focus on higher education in the coming legislative session, House Speaker-elect Kent Glasscock will appoint two House education committees. Previously, there was one House education committee to deal with all Kansas education matters except funding.
Rhode Island moves rubber mountain
December 21, 2000
The last of the rubber hit the road Wednesday. A truck removed the last of an estimated 6 million tires that once formed a pile so big that pilots flying into Providence used it as a landmark.
Government extends California power order
December 21, 2000
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson on Wednesday added a week to his order requiring Western power suppliers to sell electricity to power-strapped California. Richardson also told five Western governors he supports a regional cap on wholesale electricity prices as a potential solution to problems that have led to California’s woes and tripled prices for consumers.
CD Reviews - Christina Aguilera, How the Grinch stole Christmas
December 21, 2000
Briefly
December 21, 2000
Lawrence team excels in High Q contest Trail construction tightens access to Mary’s Lake Domestic battery report false, police probe finds Former Kansas newspaper editor, publisher dies
Horoscopes
December 21, 2000
Winter officially arrives
December 21, 2000
A group of icicles is silhouetted against a frigid sky and cloud-shrouded sun. The icicles, hanging on an apartment building near Seventh and Wisconsin streets, still should be around today to welcome winter’s official start.
Nebraska nudges Iona
December 21, 2000
Steffon Bradford scored a career-high 28 points to help Nebraska hold off Iona, 81-80, on Wednesday in the third game of the San Juan Shootout. Nebraska took an 81-78 lead on Cookie Belcher’s free throw with 32 seconds left, but Iona’s Earl Johnson cut it to 81-80 with 17 seconds remaining. Belcher then missed four straight free throws before Iona’s Courtney Fields missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Eyes turn to Madonna’s secret vows
Small Scottish town of Dornoch fills quickly with celebrity-watchers
December 21, 2000
The celebrities arriving at the airport, the masses of telephoto lenses and the eager kids hoping for a glimpse of someone famous all testify that Madonna’s wedding is no secret.
Daily Ticker
December 21, 2000
Natural wonders
December 21, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Humans can’t replicate the beauty of nature; we can only preserve it. In this age of special effects and enhanced sound, it’s nice to see that people can still enjoy the quiet wonders of nature.
Former NYC mayor dies
John Lindsay led New York City through turbulent times
December 21, 2000
John V. Lindsay, the glamorous two-term mayor of New York who helped lead a new generation into politics during the tumultuous years of urban unrest and the Vietnam War, has died at 79.
Bowl games still losing players
December 21, 2000
The reasons are different, the results the same: Players are getting knocked out of bowl games before they even take the field. Florida State’s Marvin “Snoop” Minnis was declared academically ineligible Wednesday, knocking the All-America receiver out of the Orange Bowl. The third-ranked Seminoles (11-1) will meet top-ranked Oklahoma on Jan. 3 in the BCS national championship game.
Briefcase
December 21, 2000
SEC chair leaving early AT&T slashes earnings forecast Apartment, condo work fuel construction surge Oil tumbles as stockpiles, economic concerns grow
Calendar
December 21, 2000
Ann sidesteps question on timing of couple’s sex life
December 21, 2000