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Jayhawks squeak one out over Ohio State: 69-68
December 23, 2000
(Web Posted Saturday at 5:37 p.m.) The usual pattern for the Jayhawks this season has been to start very slowly, followed by an early second-half spurt, and finishing out with mediocre play where the lead neither grows nor shrinks. Today, this pattern nearly cost Kansas a win, as Ohio State’s last minute rally fell one point short.
Russians admit WWII hero died in custody
December 23, 2000
For the first time, Russia admitted Friday that Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, was arrested by Soviet troops and died in KGB custody.
Florida court wants vote standards
Justices ask state Legislature to establish uniform criteria
December 23, 2000
Florida’s Supreme Court fired its last salvo in the presidential post-election battle on Friday, recommending that the Legislature develop a standard to ensure that all Floridians’ votes will be counted in future elections.
22 countries meet debt relief criteria
December 23, 2000
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund said Friday that they exceeded the goal set by the major industrialized nations to get 20 of the world’s poorest countries into a special debt relief program by year’s end.
New trial ordered for prison journalist
December 23, 2000
Wilbert Rideau, the crusading jailhouse journalist acclaimed for his unflinching exposes of brutality behind bars, got his murder conviction thrown out by a federal appeals court Friday after nearly 40 years in prison.
Ordinance on clearing snow leaves room for slippery slopes
December 23, 2000
By Joel Mathis More than a week after a big snowfall in Lawrence, it’s still easy to find neighborhoods where sidewalks haven’t been cleared. It’s a source of consternation to residents who have phoned city hall and city commissioners to complain they can’t walk through their neighborhoods without falling or at least getting wet feet.
Some ghostwriters for Hillary
December 23, 2000
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News Now that Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting $8 million for her autobiography, only one question remains: Who will help her write it?
Wichita mourns homicide victims
Ministers preach forgiveness in rash of killings in city
December 23, 2000
It took the largest church in Pratt County to accommodate more than 1,000 people attending the funeral of Jason Befort, one of the victims in Wichita’s latest quadruple homicide.
Chris King
December 23, 2000
Low voter turnout contributes to controversial election
December 23, 2000
A year ago at this time, the 2000 presidential election campaigns were shifting into high gear with various candidates trying to put themselves in a strong position to capture their party’s nomination at the Los Angeles and Philadelphia national conventions.
A great place
December 23, 2000
Briefly
December 23, 2000
Community responds to plight of graduate student Clouds may obscure Christmas eclipse Resident to stand trial for Wendy’s robbery attempt
Secret Santa’ spreads cash
Anonymous donor gives thousands to needy
December 23, 2000
Secret Santa has hit the streets again, spreading yuletide cheer and holiday cash for those in need.
World Brief
December 23, 2000
Army base returned to jungle community Soldiers storm prison, end inmate siege Allied planes attack radar, anti-aircraft sites 2 more accused in Cole bombing
National Briefs
December 23, 2000
Smokey Bear’s rescue ranger dies Northrop Grumman to buy Litton Industries Luxury homes burned down Salmon recovery plan presented
U.S. teens in Germany sentenced for highway rock-throwing deaths
December 23, 2000
A court here convicted three American teen-agers Friday of murdering two motorists who were killed when the youths, bored and looking for adventure, hurled rocks from an overpass at cars on the highway below.
Retail cashier offers tips to ease stress of holiday shopping
December 23, 2000
Wonderful Smith trait awes ex-roomie
December 23, 2000
By Bill Mayer George Washington is supposed to have slept in a thousand prestigious places, and all sorts of grifters claim they were rewarded with overnights in the Clintons’ controversial Lincoln Bedroom.
Sixers’ problems make no sense
First-place Philadelphia may have avoided a meltdown last week
December 23, 2000
The 76ers, of all teams, took a step up to the precipice this week, more than curious considering the good standing the Sixers now enjoy in the NBA. Thank goodness that good sense caused the organization to take quick, giant leaps back before any serious self-inflicted wounds were suffered in a fall of the sort no team can afford.
KU’s Nesmith in Blue-Gray
December 23, 2000
Defensive back Carl Nesmith is the lone Kansas University senior who will participate in the Blue-Gray Classic on Christmas Day in Montgomery, Ala.
Sidney McCullough
December 23, 2000
National monuments recommended
December 23, 2000
A 150-foot pillar of sandstone where Capt. William Clark carved his name in 1805 leaving the only archaeological evidence of the Lewis and Clark expedition deserves to be protected as a national monument, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said Friday.
Adeline James
December 23, 2000
Madonna weds maybe
Secrecy surrounds wedding plans in Scotland
December 23, 2000
Madonna and Guy Ritchie kept their wedding in a Scottish castle shrouded in secrecy Friday, but some British tabloids reported that they were married in a flower-strewn chapel.
Bush’s picks show ‘pragmatic’ side
December 23, 2000
Working at the pace of a last-minute holiday shopper, George W. Bush is assembling a new government that, like his presidential campaign, has a little something for everyone.
Flagging markets don’t dent all wallets
Wall Street’s troubles not trickling down yet
December 23, 2000
The stock market is losing altitude, once high-flying dot-coms are in a nosedive and everyone from President-elect George W. Bush to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan seems worried that a recession may be on the way.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago today
December 23, 2000
Altered states
Hypnosis can help patients get ‘unstuck’
December 23, 2000
By Jim Baker There’s nothing mysterious about hypnosis it’s neither magic nor mind control. In fact, almost everybody’s experienced a hypnotic state at one time or another. If you’ve ever been fully engrossed in a book, a good movie or a football game on TV to the point that you shut out everything else and lose track of time, that’s a glimpse of what a hypnotic state is like.
Sixers’ Iverson hurt
Philly falls to Knicks; feud flares again
December 23, 2000
The New York Knicks gained a big measure of revenge on the Philadelphia 76ers, who have yet another crisis on their hands an injury that will sideline Allen Iverson for up to a month.
National Briefs
December 23, 2000
‘Schoolhouse’ creator dies Theme park attendance up Clinic buffer reinstated Valet totals guest’s Ferrari
Hospitality concerns are eating at Graves
Lottery receptions bordered on unethical
December 23, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves said Friday he would support prohibiting the kind of receptions held recently for Kansas Lottery employees and hosted by GTECH the company that runs the state lottery’s online games. “Banning them would be fine with me,” Graves said during a news conference.
Minnesota survives Kings, 4-3
Wild, Los Angeles exchange goals in third period
December 23, 2000
The Minnesota Wild had answers for everything the Los Angeles Kings did Friday night including scoring three third-period goals.
Weather snarls holiday travel
December 23, 2000
Snow, fog, ice and cold air severe enough to freeze up trains and airport fuel trucks delayed holiday travelers around the country Friday at the start of the busy Christmas weekend.
People
December 23, 2000
Barrymores reconcile Merv’s back on record A royal rollover Trump apologizes
Palestinian suicide bomber strikes Israeli cafe
December 23, 2000
A suicide bomber at a roadside cafe killed himself and injured three Israeli soldiers Friday. Elsewhere, police fired tear gas and wielded batons against rock-throwing protesters outside Jerusalem’s walled Old City.
Briefcase
December 23, 2000
Convenience stores cater to last-minute shoppers Wichita-based Koch agrees to pollution controls Ford shares drop after earnings warning Bond prices rise in prelude to holiday Markets will be closed
No room at the inn
Lawrence kennels are howling full for the holidays
December 23, 2000
By Kim Hall The time has come and gone for you to start thinking about plans for your pet while on your holiday vacation. Local kennels are booked for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean all pet owners have made boarding arrangements. Unfortunately, it means many procrastinators are scrambling for last-minute ideas for their furry friends. Veterinarian Kristi Bradley at Free State Veterinary Hospital offers a glimmer of hope for those who don’t know what to do with their beloved dog or cat.
Horoscopes
December 23, 2000
Weddings
December 23, 2000
Engagements
December 23, 2000
National briefs
December 23, 2000
Prosecutor banned from bomb trial Town’s atheist displays solstice sign at city site $30 million fine paid over cyanide pollution
Iowa State to take 571 to Insight.com Bowl
December 23, 2000
Ames, Iowa (ap) The official Iowa State entourage, from players and coaches to administrators and guests, will number 571 people for the Cyclones’ trip to the Insight.com Bowl.
No. 2 Tennessee trips Texas
Hartshorn boosts Colorado to 98-62 rout of No. 16 Florida
December 23, 2000
When a team can’t shoot on its home floor, there’s little hope of knocking off an opponent like Tennessee. No. 15 Texas shot a miserable 28 percent (22-of-80) from the floor and broke down defensively with late foul trouble as No. 2 Tennessee pulled away for a 67-59 victory Friday night.
Jonzen fuels Cowboys
December 23, 2000
Frederik Jonzen scored a career-high 26 points and had 11 rebounds and Oklahoma State held Lamar without a field goal for the first 91/2 minutes in an 86-45 victory Friday night.
Slay sparks Vols past Syracuse
Tennessee reserve erupts for 27 points in 83-70 victory
December 23, 2000
Ron Slay made it look easy. Slay, usually the first man off the Tennessee bench, scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Friday night as the No. 4 Vols rebounded from their first loss of the season and beat No. 12 Syracuse 83-70.
Jailer: Gunman said he shot Carruth’s girlfriend on his own
December 23, 2000
The man who admitted killing Rae Carruth’s girlfriend said he shot Cherica Adams because he was angry, not because Carruth paid him to attack the woman, a jailer who guarded the defendants testified Friday.
Giants have purpose
December 23, 2000
Incentive is what counts in the final regular-season game. Incentive is what the New York Giants have. If they beat Jacksonville at the Meadowlands today, they clinch home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs, an improbable scenario in a season where they were expected to finish around .500.
Mile High makes last stand
Final regular-season game set for Denver’s storied stadium today
December 23, 2000
It was erected in 1948 on the site of a dump. Cynics might say the rusting, rotting structure has come full circle. Good riddance? Not to the millions of fans who have filtered through Mile High Stadium’s turnstiles for memorable, stomach-churning events ranging from Denver Broncos games to baseball games to a visit by Pope John Paul II.
OSU remembers ‘mayhem’
Buckeyes recall last year’s game at Kansas
December 23, 2000
By Gary Bedore The crowd can get loud at Ohio State’s Value City Arena. But it’s debatable whether the 19,100 fans at today’s Kansas-Ohio State game will make as much noise as 16,300 spectators made when the Jayhawks tripped the Buckeyes, 80-67, a year ago in Allen Fieldhouse.
Brewers bag Hammonds
Outfielder signs three-year contract
December 23, 2000
Jeffrey Hammonds, whose .335 average was the fourth-highest in the National League last season, agreed Friday to a $21.75 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Retiring QB Moon harbors no regrets
December 23, 2000
After passing for more than 70,000 yards, Warren Moon is ending his remarkable 23-year career. Moon, 44, never played on a Super Bowl team his biggest disappointment in an odyssey that spanned two countries and five franchises.
Tennessee, K-State wound way to Cotton
December 23, 2000
One week into October, neither Tennessee nor Kansas State would have thought their destinies involved Dallas. Kansas State had just eclipsed the 50-point mark for the fourth time in six games and stood 6-0, its eyes firmly cast on a Big 12 and maybe even national championship.
Wyatt quits Kansas post for OSU
KU faces 3 vacancies on football staff
December 23, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Darrell Wyatt officially announced Friday his resignation from Kansas University’s football coaching staff. Wyatt, a four-season KU assistant who was promoted to associate head coach/offensive coordinator a month ago, will join new Oklahoma State coach Les Miles’ staff as the Cowboys’ passing-game coordinator.
Kansas distracted
Coach hopes Jayhawks focused on Buckeyes, not holidays
December 23, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s holiday travelers will be making a mad dash for the exits after today’s nonconference men’s basketball game at Ohio State. The Jayhawks with the exception of Columbus, Ohio, native Kenny Gregory, who already is home for the holidays will be hustling to get to the airport for flights to their hometowns.
Governor not anticipating Cabinet job
Interviews not planned with Bush team, Graves says
December 23, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves says he doesn’t expect to get an offer to join President-elect Bush’s Cabinet, despite lobbying on his behalf by supporters.
Racial profiling study planned
Kansas to join trend of collecting data on police stopping minorities
December 23, 2000
Kansas is joining efforts to determine whether police officers treat minority drivers unfairly, hiring a Washington-based nonprofit organization to gather information.
Icy roads contribute to traffic deaths
December 23, 2000
A man and his elderly parents killed in a crash on an icy road in northeast Kansas were among seven people to die after accidents on state roads Thursday.
Garden City authorities search for answers to domestic fatality
December 23, 2000
While the courts made custody arrangements for the five children of a woman shot dead by her estranged husband, authorities were seeking information on the gun sale.
Ex-police sergeant charged in Hutchinson burglaries
December 23, 2000
A former veteran police sergeant has been charged with the burglaries of seven different Hutchinson businesses, two of which date to when he was with the police department.
Famed editor’s great-grandson takes Emporia helm
December 23, 2000
Christopher White Walker, great-grandson of pioneering Kansas journalist William Allen White, has become editor and publisher of The Emporia Gazette.
Gabriel services
December 23, 2000
Orvillene Fowler
December 23, 2000
KCI airport warns of potential for delays
December 23, 2000
Flights into Kansas City International airports were running on time Friday, but weather conditions were expected to deteriorate over the weekend, bringing the potential for delays.
Road workers go into overdrive
Tons of salt, sand and sweat keep streets clear
December 23, 2000
By Erwin Seba After ice, snow, cold and more snow, Lawrence and Douglas County road department officials have ordered more sand and salt to keep streets clear during what weather forecasters predict will be a harsh winter.
On the record
December 23, 2000
Lawrence briefs
December 23, 2000
Former mayor files for city commission Broken sprinkler drenches sorority Committee assignment puts Sloan in key post
Deputy cleared of perjury charge
Officer served under ousted Shawnee County sheriff
December 23, 2000
A judge has dismissed perjury charges against a former deputy of ousted Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Meneley.
Vinland puts manger away
Living Nativity ends 25th season tonight
December 23, 2000
By Erwin Seba There aren’t any wise men this Christmas. “That takes more people than what we have,” said Jean Moore, coordinator of the Vinland “Living Nativity.” This is the 25th year for the popular staging of the birth of Jesus in the small town between Lawrence and Baldwin.
Indomitable snowman stands up to SUV
Driver tries, fails to topple 12-foot colossus
December 23, 2000
By Mike Belt The driver of a sport utility vehicle got a rude surprise early Friday when he tried to plow over a 12-foot snowman at 2305 W. 26th St. The snowman won. The SUV was stopped dead in its tracks and finally left with a dented bumper, said Brent Ingham, 25, who built the snowman last week with help from his roommate, Josh Hernandez, and a couple of friends.
Boeing awarded billions for missile defense contract
December 23, 2000
The Pentagon announced a multibillion-dollar contract with the Boeing Co. on Friday to keep work going into the next administration on a national missile defense system.
Turner payment to U.N. covers U.S.’ back dues
December 23, 2000
Billionaire Ted Turner helped the United States win a near-impossible battle Friday to cut its payments to the United Nations with a $34 million donation that sealed the deal.
Bush Briefs
December 23, 2000
Barney the dog joins White House Secret Service nabs threat-maker
Polling group tries to explain blown calls on election night
December 23, 2000
The organization whose data was used by several news organizations in making wrong calls in Florida on election night is blaming a series of errors, miscalculations and plain “bad luck” for the trouble.
Houseboat design can be fatal
December 23, 2000
The Dixey brothers had been swimming under and around their family houseboat when 8-year-old Logan lost consciousness and 11-year-old Dillon went into convulsions. Both sank and died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Pollution settlement nets $1.4 billion
December 23, 2000
A major electric utility, Cinergy Corp., has agreed to a $1.4 billion settlement of a lawsuit over alleged illegal pollution from its coal-burning power plants, the Clinton administration says.
Affirmative action lawsuit heads to trial
December 23, 2000
A federal judge put off a decision Friday on whether the use of race in admissions to the University of Michigan law school is unconstitutional. Trial is set for Jan. 16.
Rockefeller Center sold for $1.8 billion
December 23, 2000
Rockefeller Center has been sold to two minority shareholders for $1.85 billion, severing the Rockefeller family’s last remaining ties to the historic city landmark, the buyers announced Friday.
Clinton issues Christmas pardons
December 23, 2000
President Clinton freed three federal prisoners Friday and granted Christmastime pardons to 59 others, including a once-powerful congressman indicted for misusing taxpayer money and a presidential friend ensnared in the corruption probe of a former Cabinet member.
Hollywood rushes to finish films as strike threatens
December 23, 2000
With a threat of Hollywood trade-union strikes looming, the broadcast networks are preparing for the worst. Programs are being rushed into production, films are shot ahead of schedule, and reality shows are sprouting like weeds along a highway.
What will Hillary reveal in her memoirs?
December 23, 2000
Once Hillary Rodham Clinton begins her $8 million memoirs, she might follow any number of paths. She could write a confessional book, like Betty Ford’s “The Times of My Life.” She could settle scores, like Nancy Reagan or Edith Bolt Wilson.
Graves defers tax talk
Governor wants to look at schools’ needs before discussing money
December 23, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves doesn’t even want to discuss the “T” word when it comes to public education. Graves said Friday that when lawmakers start the legislative session next month, he wants to focus on what is needed for schools and decide later if a tax increase is necessary. His tread-easy plan is based partly on policy and partly on politics.
Growth in consumer spending slows
December 23, 2000
Americans increased their spending in November by the smallest amount in six months, an indication they were less confident in the economy and rattled by the volatile stock market. More recently, retailers are reporting less-than-merry holiday sales.
Winter demands melt stores’ stocks
December 23, 2000
By Mark Fagan As another winter storm threatens to blitz the Lawrence area this weekend, implements for fighting Old Man Winter snow shovels, propane, windshield wipers and everything else are wearing thin. And suppliers are having trouble calling in reinforcements. Their advice to the legions of customers sure to charge their stores today and Sunday: Don’t wait until the ice, sleet or snow hits.
Holidays offer respites
Employers’ plans vary
December 23, 2000
By Mark Fagan Winter holidays offer more than opportunities to exchange gifts, visit family members and watch teams face off in bowl games. It’s also a chance to stay home from work and get paid for it.
Just seeing black Americans is the first step
December 23, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald “What have you done for me lately?” That’s a quote from Janet Jackson I used in a recent column. “That’s what’s wrong with you people. Always asking folks to do something for you instead of doing for yourselves.”
D.C. battlelines being drawn
December 23, 2000
By Carl p. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News Even before President-elect George W. Bush visited the capital this week to begin building bridges to congressional leaders, battle lines were being formed for next year’s fights over his legislative priorities.
Healthy contribution
December 23, 2000
J-W Editorial Kansans should be grateful to have a resource like the Kansas Health Foundation. The announcement that the Kansas Health Foundation has established a $100,000 endowment for Leadership Lawrence seems an appropriate occasion to recognize the Wichita-based charity and the many projects and efforts it supports across the state.
Ricky Martin goes to Hollywood (or so he hopes)
December 23, 2000
With his latest album floundering on the pop charts, Ricky Martin is turning his sights to the silver screen.
Millionaire’ should stick to franchise
December 23, 2000
Here’s a clear sign that the suits at ABC may be worrying about the staying power of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” (8 p.m., Sunday, ABC). They’re messing with the franchise.
Promised college scholarships evaporate
December 23, 2000
Five years ago, some parents cheered and others wept with joy when George Abel said his foundation would pay for the sixth-graders at Bruce-Monroe Elementary School here to attend college.
Aspiring doctors get imaginary ailments
December 23, 2000
An epidemic has been sweeping Eastern Virginia Medical School one that seems to produce different symptoms in every sufferer. Second-year medical student Rodney Sturgeon had a stiff neck, one of the telltale signs of meningitis.
Around and about
December 23, 2000
Scouting News
December 23, 2000
Cub Scout Pack 3055, chartered to the West Side Presbyterian Church, was busy doing good deeds during the month of November.
4-H News
December 23, 2000
The Kanwaka 4-H Club met Dec. 5 at Kanwaka Hall. The meeting was called to order by Scott Bronoski.
Stocks advance on bargain hunting
Analysts say upswing part of holiday season, market’s oversold condition
December 23, 2000
Santa Claus finally arrived on Wall Street on Friday, giving the beleaguered Nasdaq composite index its strongest performance in more than a week and its fifth-biggest percentage gain ever.
Daily Ticker
December 23, 2000
Icy issue
December 23, 2000