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Cold seems to please eagles
December 26, 2000
(Updated Monday at 5:26 p.m.) Lawrence was blanketed with another two-inch snowfall on Tuesday. But the eagles fishing near the Kansas River bridge didn’t seem to mind.
Seven killed in shooting at suburban Boston office building
December 26, 2000
(Web Posted Tuesday at 3:41 p.m.) A heavily armed employee opened fire in the offices of an Internet consulting company Tuesday, killing seven people before police wrestled him to the floor, authorities said.
People
December 26, 2000
Dafoe enjoys playing bad guy Actress goes low-budget What Santa brought celebrities
Some colleges offering remedial classes to freshmen
December 26, 2000
For Tonya Bright, being in a class for students whose reading skills didn’t quite test up to college level wasn’t anything to be embarrassed about.
Wrongful deaths alleged at homes
Troubled corporation being sued for care at two facilities in state
December 26, 2000
By Dave Ranney A pair of Alterra Sterling House assisted living facilities one in Salina, the other in Wichita are being sued for the wrongful deaths of two elderly residents last year. Lawyers representing the residents’ family members say their clients hope their lawsuits will force the troubled corporation to clean up its act
Young Hopis write to preserve their identity
December 26, 2000
The carne asado and Indian tacos go unnoticed. The children are listening, deeply listening as a human rights attorney tells them, “The first rule is not to be silent.”
Jamaican self-reliance influenced Powell
Secretary of state choice believes hard work, persistence reap dividends
December 26, 2000
Ask Colin Powell’s cousin Muriel how the son of humble Jamaican immigrants rose to the top and she has a ready answer.
Violent ‘discipline’ of teens causes rift for couple
December 26, 2000
Gregg, 21 others anxiously awaiting ruling by arbitrator
Former umpires will learn early next year if firings were illegal, if they’ll be rehired
December 26, 2000
Eric Gregg stood before 15,000 screaming fans and made his toughest call of the year.
Portland pops Los Angeles
Stoudamire scores 27 points to put end to Lakers’ five-game winning streak
December 26, 2000
With their holiday already disrupted by having to work, the Trail Blazers figured they’d spoil the Lakers’ Christmas Day, too.
Spirit of volunteerism spreads among younger people
December 26, 2000
Volunteerism has long been popular among young people, but experts say it is increasingly trickling down to younger children.
Clock ticking for peace
Barak ready to deal; Arafat’s not so sure
December 26, 2000
Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak, two days away from a White House deadline, weighed their willingness Monday to hold a summit and sign a peace treaty. But both expressed reservations about the latest proposals that President Clinton has submitted to them.
Briefly
December 26, 2000
Gift to Timmy capped with helicopter ride Schools to raise money for leukemia patients Century Farm recipients honored by bureau Ottawa student nominated for academy competition
Balance’ draft proposed
Bottom eight would select player from top eight
December 26, 2000
The worst eight teams in baseball would be able to select players from the top eight in a new “competitive balance draft” proposed by commissioner Bud Selig.
Williams schedules ‘home’ foes
KU coach tries to return to recruits’ roots
December 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Whenever possible, coach Roy Williams schedules basketball games in the hometowns or the home states of his Kansas University men’s basketball players. “It is something we talk about in our (recruiting) presentation. We’ve never gotten a player because of one game on the schedule, but it is something we discuss with our prospects,” said Williams, who was able to schedule last Saturday’s KU-Ohio State game for senior Kenny Gregory, a native of Columbus, Ohio.
Ceding control of Mideast holy site causes anguish
December 26, 2000
Within the high walls of Jerusalem’s Old City lies a hilltop enclosure revered by Muslims as the Haram as-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary that is also the most sacred site in Judaism, the place where the biblical Temples once stood.
Horoscopes
December 26, 2000
Albright reflects on four years as ‘most powerful’ woman in U.S.
December 26, 2000
For the past four years, Madeleine Korbel Albright has reigned as the most powerful woman in U.S. history and, arguably, in today’s world.
Holiday bonuses no longer a given
Surveys find companies differ on rewards
December 26, 2000
It’s the season for employee holiday bonuses. Or not. Recent national surveys paint contradictory scenes of whether American employers are planning to give year-end rewards to workers.
New’ ABA seeks to fill hoops niche
Alternative pro league says timing right to bring pro sports to inner cities
December 26, 2000
Remember the ABA? That redheaded stepchild professional basketball league that for eight years played with a red, white and blue ball while making high-scoring, run-jump-and-jam hoops its signature style?
Iowa State’s Hayward hopes to play professionally
Defensive end eyes NFL paycheck; Cyclones drawing more interest from NFL scouts than in recent years thanks to bowl appearance
December 26, 2000
Reggie Hayward can count on playing more football after facing Pittsburgh in the Insight.com Bowl. The Iowa State senior has two more games for sure and, with luck, perhaps many more.
$1 million club in House grows
December 26, 2000
The price of admission to the House increasingly exceeds $1 million with the number of candidates raising seven figures in 2000 almost doubling from the last time Americans picked a president.
What’s up, Doc? NFL like Looney Tunes
December 26, 2000
What’s up Doc? Try six new division winners in an NFL season Bugs Bunny truly could appreciate, filled with upside-down standings, virtually no home-field advantage and a wild final weekend.
News briefs
December 26, 2000
Leaders moving toward accepting nuclear waste Toll rises in holiday crash Office building fire deadly for dozens of people Police: Man kills wife, daughter, then shoots himself
The rise in antisocial law
December 26, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group A spreading American mentality aversion to common sense recently entrapped the French Fry Felon. Traveling home from junior high school one afternoon, Ansche Hedgepeth, 12, was nabbed in an undercover police crackdown on snacking on the subway in the District of Columbia. She was handcuffed and her shoelaces taken away, lest …
Roy Ellis Knupp
December 26, 2000
Roxany Ruth Edwards
December 26, 2000
World briefs
December 26, 2000
New leader promises to prosecute Milosevic Troops blamed for student deaths Former intelligence chief still feared in exile
Sideline
December 26, 2000
Titans blank Cowboys, 31-0 Chiefs smarting from loss Electric football hits Hall
Nation briefs
December 26, 2000
Winds fan California wildfires, cut power Instant messaging is merger controversy Two killed in alleged robbery attempt of deli New D.A. taking over JonBenet case
Briefcase
December 26, 2000
Consider insurance, bonds to help with emergencies Waterford Crystal tops list of World Class Brands BleuJacket adds to city’s offerings of upscale fare Markets closed
Be picky when choosing a travel agent
December 26, 2000
A good travel agent can be a godsend if you are in a hurry and want an insider’s expertise. Before you choose an agent, consider these tips.
When to cash in?
Carefully analyze factors before deciding
December 26, 2000
If you’re getting close to retirement, or just like to pretend you are, you probably need some help answering this nagging question: Is it better to collect partial Social Security benefits early, or wait until your official retirement age and receive the full amount?
City passes on paper, begins electronic filing system
December 26, 2000
By Joel Mathis Paper is about to become a thing of the past in the Finance Department at city hall. Officials are preparing to move to an electronic-only system for filing and paying the city’s bills and expenses. The new system should speed payments and clear out room now taken up by thousands of files.
Newspapers duke it out
Hillsboro papers compete for advertising dollars
December 26, 2000
By Joel Mathis This small central Kansas town, founded by pacifist Mennonite immigrants avoiding military service and repression in other lands, is in the middle of a newspaper war. On one side: The Star-Journal, a traditional subscription-based weekly newspaper that has served the community for more than 90 years. It is, as publisher Bill Meyer likes to say, the “official” newspaper meaning it prints legal advertisements for the city.
UConn women’s run hits 27th week
December 26, 2000
Connecticut reached a milestone Monday in its run at No. 1 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll.
Stoops hopes to keep Sooners’ minds on game
December 26, 2000
An increasing number of bowl-bound players and coaches liken the experience to a business trip. South Florida might be one of the toughest spots to keep a bunch of 18- to 21-year-olds in that state of mind, but Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is going to try.
Flowers powers Gray
Late TD decides All-Star Classic
December 26, 2000
In the town where his grandfather once caught political flak, Richmond Flowers III caught just about everything else.
Evolution again tops AP list
Roy Williams’ decision to stay at KU ranked No. 5
December 26, 2000
The evolution controversy that split the Kansas State Board of Education has been voted the top story of 2000 in Kansas for the second straight year. Associated Press newspaper and radio-TV editors across the state gave the nod to the evolution story by a narrow margin over the decision by the Menninger Clinic to leave Topeka and the weeks of hot, dry weather that shriveled Kansas crops.
Dinner spreads holiday spirit
Community Christmas Dinner volunteers serve more than 400 meals
December 26, 2000
By Jim Baker A small army of volunteers and hundreds of Lawrence residents showed up Monday for the seventh annual Community Christmas Dinner. Though event organizers don’t formally line up volunteers in advance of the dinner, served in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., there’s always a surplus of people willing to help when it’s time to cook, serve and deliver the free meals.
Bender breaks Magic
Second-year player scores career-high 20 points
December 26, 2000
Home suddenly became a lot sweeter for the Indiana Pacers.
Chiefs humbled in season finale
Tight end Gonzalez tries to have merry Christmas despite flop in Atlanta
December 26, 2000
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have anything to play for but a .500 season. Still, this was embarrassing.
Warner given OK to play
St. Louis signal-caller suffers concussion during victory over Saints
December 26, 2000
Kurt Warner should be back for the St. Louis Rams’ improbable playoff drive.
Titans drill Cowboys
Tennessee rolls to 31-0 victory in tune-up
December 26, 2000
The Tennessee Titans had a lot to lose Monday night, and they played like they were afraid of blowing it. Their defense wouldn’t let them.
Indiana’s interim coach struggling
Davis’ Hoosiers not playing tough, aggressive basketball as 7-5 record indicates
December 26, 2000
Forget peace and goodwill toward men.
Tenants sought in Salt Lake
Downtown needs work as 2002 Olympics approach
December 26, 2000
Boarded-up buildings and empty storefronts are not good for the city’s image.
Lawrence briefs
December 26, 2000
KU sets final exams Lawrence resident injured in fatal wreck
On the record
December 26, 2000
Two-day summit planned to build a better community
January event part of Bert Nash anniversary celebration
December 26, 2000
By Mike Belt Douglas County residents will have a chance to listen to national health and social policy experts as well as participate in discussions during a two-day community summit next month. The event, called “Building a Better Community,” is sponsored by Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Kansas University and the Hall Center for the Humanities. It is part of Bert Nash’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Peace remains theme in Christmas celebrations
Animosity between Israelis, Palestinians keeps crowds down in Bethlehem
December 26, 2000
NATO troops at Mass in Bosnia and Orthodox Christians in the candlelit splendor of Istanbul’s cathedral kept the flames of hope and peace burning on Christmas Day, while in the birthplace of Jesus much of the season’s joy was lost in the sorrow of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Rare Christmas eclipse draws curious
Clouds keep nation’s midsection from viewing sky show
December 26, 2000
As celestial events go, it was no Star of Bethlehem. But skywatchers in much of North America were treated Monday to a rarity: a partial solar eclipse on Christmas. People in the Northeast saw the moon blot out as much as 60 percent of the sun around midday. The solar disc looked like a yellow crescent.
Replica of Rose Theater proposed for Massachusetts
December 26, 2000
When William Shakespeare wrote his earliest plays, he crafted them for intimate and boisterous Elizabethan audiences, which often interacted with performers in a rock concert-like atmosphere.
Bus support
December 26, 2000
Movie doesn’t have an ad, it is an ad
December 26, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Now we know “What Women Want” at the box office: a Braveheart with a touch of estrogen, a hunk who hears what we are saying. Whether he wants to or not.
Alive and kicking
December 26, 2000
J-W Editorials A basic five-step program can help many of us lead more gratifying lives
Gretchen K. Dittler-Norby
December 26, 2000
Spartans ascend to No. 1; Jayhawks reach No. 7
December 26, 2000
Michigan State waited 21 years between national championships. It took a little longer for the Spartans to become No. 1 in the Associated Press college basketball poll a second time. On Monday, the defending national champions became the third team to hold the top ranking this season, joining Duke, which was No. 1 the last four weeks until losing to Stanford last Thursday, and Arizona, which was the preseason No. 1 and stayed there for the first two weeks of the regular season.
Aloha bowl: Boston College 31, Arizona State 17 - Eagles fly past ASU
BC, O’Brien relish second-half surge
December 26, 2000
Don’t pack those bags just yet for Tom O’Brien. O’Brien, the Boston College football coach, has been prominently mentioned for the vacancy at Virginia, but O’Brien doesn’t want to rush things.
Gene C. Malone Sr.
December 26, 2000
Volcano causes Christmas evacuation
Eruption outside Mexico City causes small earthquakes
December 26, 2000
Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano stirred from a quiet slumber Monday, spewing tall plumes of ash and causing several small earthquakes.
Hospitals now ordered to treat pain
December 26, 2000
When you enter a hospital, you have a right to have your pain properly treated.
Environmental tag team hunts SUVs
California duo trying to shame owners of gasoline-hogging vehicles
December 26, 2000
For four months, it’s been hunting season for a pair of mischievous middle-aged men in the Bay Area. Their prey is the far-from-elusive sport-utility vehicle. Their weapon: homemade bumper stickers.
Bush’s economic outlook: a self-fulfilling prophecy?
December 26, 2000
Maybe it’s the stark contrast with the praise that people have been lavishing on the American economy for almost a decade. Maybe it’s that the economy seems so vulnerable that it doesn’t need another shove. Maybe it’s just the old rule about not yelling fire in a crowded theater.
Bus system’s start ‘solid,’ though riders lacking
December 26, 2000
By Joel Mathis City transit officials say the new bus system is off to a solid start, but they acknowledge there are still some growing pains for the 10-day-old “T.” Mike Sweeten, division manager for MV Transportation, said that through Dec. 19, the most recent day numbers were available prior to the holiday the system was averaging 140 riders a day.
Young resuscitates film career
Actress’ comeback includes new movie shot in KC
December 26, 2000
Actress Sean Young is ratcheting up her show biz visibility again after turning her back on Hollywood for much of the last decade.
Bryant popular TV attraction
December 26, 2000
Kobe Bryant has replaced Michael Jordan as the player NBC wants to showcase and whom fans want to watch on Christmas Day.
Artist hopes to push past American Indian stereotypes
December 26, 2000
When Harley Elliott was in high school, he used to search for flint arrowheads around Salina.
Clinton won’t shun limelight
December 26, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate President Clinton leaves office with a 66 percent approval rating, higher than either Ronald Reagan’s or Dwight Eisenhower’s when they concluded their two terms.
Bush rhetoric meets reality
December 26, 2000
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer It’s fascinating to watch what becomes of campaign rhetoric once a new administration starts dealing with the real world.
Vernita C. Wichman
December 26, 2000
Steven A. Shumway
December 26, 2000
Nation briefs
December 26, 2000
Bush daughter has emergency operation Parceling out hottest ticket in town Clinton shops, attends church at Christmas