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Lawrence briefs
November 1, 2000
Beating leads to charges Douglas County to get StormReady recognition Dredging, administrator’s work on county agenda Topekan will face trial in 2001 for alleged attack
Dozens die in crash
Plane carried 47 Americans Taipei, Taiwan
November 1, 2000
A Singapore Airlines jumbo jet speeding down a runway in darkness and rain slammed into an object before takeoff for Los Angeles and burst into flames Tuesday, scattering fiery wreckage across the tarmac, witnesses said. Seventy-seven people were killed and dozens more were injured, a Taiwanese official said. The Reuters news agency was reporting the death toll stood at 78 late Tuesday
NBA Briefs
November 1, 2000
Hornets 106, Hawks 82 Cavaliers 86, Nets 82 Pistons 104, Raptors 95 76ers 101, Knicks 72 Mavericks 97, Bucks 93 Timberwolves 106, Rockets 98 Spurs 98, Pacers 85 Kings 100, Bulls 81 Jazz 107, Clippers 94
Local Briefs
November 1, 2000
KU soccer player second-team pick KU coach to speak Correction
Terrorist threats heighten tensions in Persian Gulf
November 1, 2000
U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are on the highest state of alert following new indications of terrorist threats in those Persian Gulf countries, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon cited “credible threat information” but declined to be more specific.
Praeger, Sloan coffers are fullest
November 1, 2000
By Dave Ranney Of the 10 candidates hoping to represent Douglas County in the Kansas Legislature next year, Sen. Sandy Praeger and Rep. Tom Sloan, both Lawrence Republicans, have the fattest campaign treasuries.
BV North ends Lions’ season, 4-0
November 1, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Lawrence High senior soccer player Derek Scott probably should consider trying out for the football team this week. At least then he’d be allowed to wear a helmet. The LHS goalkeeper was knocked down twice, actually but rose to the occasion time and time again in Tuesday night’s Class 6A state quarterfinal game against Blue Valley North at the sparkling Blue Valley District Complex on the Blue Valley Northwest campus.
Computer crash delays co-op bankruptcy filings
Outline of debts, assets in Farmers Cooperative Assn.’s case due Friday in court
November 1, 2000
By Mark Fagan The numerical building blocks for Farmers Cooperative Assn.’s bankruptcy reorganization crumbled this week, the victim of a computer crash. The setback means the Chapter 11 case’s schedules up to 700 pages of detailed financial information won’t be filed until later this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, Kan.
Bertelsmann teams with Napster
Media giant joins music maverick for subscription service
November 1, 2000
Napster lives after all. Media giant Bertelsmann said Tuesday it would join the embattled company in developing a membership-based music distribution system on the Internet that would guarantee payments to artists.
People
November 1, 2000
Elton wants his money Ellen revamps TV show Show me the clichuentin and Uma reunite
Cutting-edge technology
The right knife can make dull kitchen work a slice of life
November 1, 2000
In an age when high-tech clubs allow mere mortals to drive golf balls like Tiger Woods, selecting the right knife can give you a serious culinary edge. Whether you’re a rookie or eligible for a spot on the pro tour, a good-quality knife is an essential tool that can make your time in the kitchen safer and more efficient.
World briefs
November 1, 2000
Yugoslavia applies for U.N. membership Northern Ireland Protestant groups kill rival supporters Mutinous soldiers nearing capture U.S. spy suspect’s trial postponed by illness Housing squatters battle riot police
Aryan Nations files bankruptcy
November 1, 2000
The leader of the Aryan Nations has filed for bankruptcy, days before he was to surrender his 20-acre compound to satisfy a civil rights lawsuit.
Army denies mother’s claim in murder of gay soldier
November 1, 2000
The mother of a soldier who was murdered in his barracks is appealing the Army’s denial of her $1.8 million wrongful death claim.
Budget stalemate draws on
Clinton, Congress trade charges about responsibility for deadlock
November 1, 2000
On the brink of next week’s elections, President Clinton accused Republicans on Tuesday of blowing up a budget deal on schools and other social programs because of “excessive sensitivity to the special interests.”
Comedian Steve Allen dies
Performer started ‘Tonight Show,’ wrote books and songs
November 1, 2000
Steve Allen, the zany comedian and social commentator whose career zipped at warp speed from one occupation to the next from playing host to the original “Tonight Show” to lecturing about morality to composing thousands of songs has died at age 78.
Fresh pumpkin is easy, but takes time
November 1, 2000
I want to make a pumpkin pie using fresh pumpkin. What type of pumpkin should I buy?
Mason sees bowl in Gophers’ future
Three weeks ago, ex-KU coach was thinking Rose Bowl; now Minnesota needs one victory in final two games for postseason bid
November 1, 2000
Three weeks ago, there were visions of a promising season for the University of Minnesota football team. The Gophers were 3-1 in the Big Ten and thinking Rose Bowl after consecutive wins over Illinois, Penn State and Ohio State.
Phone messages irk voters
Kline, Moore campaigns trade accusations on telemarketing calls
November 1, 2000
By Tom Meagher Confusion, accusations of dirty tricks and negative campaigning have come to the forefront in the hotly contested 3rd District U.S. House race. In the last few days, Lawrence residents have received telephone calls criticizing Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore’s record as a defense attorney and congressman.
Jayhawks stomp ISU
KU prevails before 457 fans
November 1, 2000
By Christina Woods Even Tweety Bird and Elmo stopped by the Horejsi Family Athletics Center Tuesday before trick-or-treating to see Kansas University’s women’s volleyball team sweep Iowa State, 15-2, 15-6, 15-6.
Gore, Bush articulate themes
GOP touts faith-based programs; Democrats hammer tax cuts
November 1, 2000
George W. Bush showed the compassionate side of his conservative philosophy at a Christian ministry here Tuesday, patting the back of a teary recovering drug addict as he cited his own past to illustrate that government is not always the answer.
Space station crew blasts off
November 1, 2000
A flick of a light switch will make history Thursday morning much as a small step onto the moon did 31 years ago.
Hurricanes hold off Lightning in overtime
Vanbiesbrouck stops 32 shots as Islanders win third straight game
November 1, 2000
A victory snapping a five-game winless streak left the Carolina Hurricanes just as frustrated with their play. Sandis Ozolinsh scored with 2:25 left in overtime as Carolina recovered after wasting a three-goal lead in the third period and beat Tampa Bay, 6-5, Tuesday night.
Daily ticker
November 1, 2000
Older women outnumber men, live longer in poverty
November 1, 2000
Women constitute more than two-thirds of impoverished Americans ages 55 and over and their percentage only increases among older age brackets, the Census Bureau says.
News briefs
November 1, 2000
Model sues over use of nude photo Graham promises more crusades Court won’t reopen Diana probe Arrest mix-up nets wrong woman News show experiment canceled
Surprising flavors combine for healthy main dish
November 1, 2000
October brings cooler nights, fall fruits and vegetables, and the urge to adapt cooking practice to fully savor the season. Here’s something to engage all those factors an unusual dish of Chicken Breast With Wild Rice-and-Fig Pilaf that elegantly complements aut-umn and adds another attraction: It’s low-fat, with only about 7.6 grams of fat per serving.
Got game? Salsa, fondue enliven quail
November 1, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger The first of the hunting seasons for quail opens this weekend with a two-day season for chaperoned youths. The regular upland bird season opens on Nov. 11 in the eastern half of the state and Nov. 18 in the west.
Secular holidays
November 1, 2000
Piniella will remain Mariners’ manager
November 1, 2000
When Lou Piniella finished his last regular-season home game against the Texas Rangers, the Seattle Mariners manager went into the bathroom and cried. “It might have been my last game there,” Piniella said Tuesday. “It was very emotional.”
Race for Senate majority going down to wire
November 1, 2000
A fall in Delaware, a plane crash in Missouri and a modest resurgence in Virginia are injecting late suspense into the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, where Democrats are nursing fragile hopes of a takeover.
Kline advantages
November 1, 2000
J-W Editorial Sending Phill Kline to the U.S. House will help support the Republican agenda in Washington.
Nation briefs
November 1, 2000
Train collision ignites locomotives Popular nun, priest disciplined Debt relief promised to poor nations Dad questioned about missing boy No Tailhook sex harassment charge
New wife’s insecurity shouldn’t keep father from celebration
November 1, 2000
Horoscopes
November 1, 2000
Park consultant
November 1, 2000
Briefly
November 1, 2000
Emergency shelter opens for city’s homeless Advance voting on course for record year in county Bert Nash to have summit in January School board session to look at tests, schedule KU to hook up with NSF via high-speed Internet
Praeger to help Sebelius secure universal health coverage
November 1, 2000
A year from now, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius expects to have a detailed plan for insuring all Kansans. And when she does, Sen. Sandy Praeger, R-Lawrence, wants to help Sebelius get it through the 2002 Legislature.
Nation briefs
November 1, 2000
Travel warning issued for Indonesia Orange juice touts new health claims Gang members arrested for girl’s murder
Jayhawks win opener 98-80
November 1, 2000
Eric Chenowith touched the opening tip-off right to Drew Gooden. A few moments later, and the Kansas University Jayhawks scored their first point of the season. The fact that it was a Chenowith foul shot was beside the point. What is important is that the 2000-2001 basketball season is underway.
On the record
November 1, 2000
Interviews set for Bert Nash CEO hopefuls
November 1, 2000
By Mike Belt Douglas County residents this month will have opportunities to interview the next chief executive at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Starting this weekend, one of the four finalists will meet the public each Sunday through November at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
Rescued guinea pigs need homes
Shelter overloaded after it accepts confiscated rodents
November 1, 2000
By Mike Belt Midge Grinstead had no idea what she was getting into when the Kansas Animal Health Department called the Lawrence Humane Society about taking in some guinea pigs. “I thought maybe they had 10 or 12 of them, and I said I thought we could handle them,” said Grinstead, the Humane Society’s executive director. “Then they told me they had 153 guinea pigs.”
Leo Wedman
November 1, 2000
Lewis French
November 1, 2000
DuBose out?
November 1, 2000
Alabama football coach Mike DuBose was told that he will not be retained after the season, CNN/Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday night. The report, quoting an unidentified school official, said the university hopes DuBose will coach Alabama through its final three games and added that an announcement would be made today.
Kenneth Rankin
November 1, 2000
Graves, justices see eye to eye on judges
Governor, high court denizens say appointments preferable to elections
November 1, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves and the Kansas Supreme Court have come out in favor of appointing judges, weighing in on a decades-old debate that now involves voters in three counties.
Sideline
November 1, 2000
Regents double Stoops’ salary Casey charges dismissed ISU picks Van De Velde
John Birch ad appears in Jewish newspaper
November 1, 2000
Some readers of The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle were surprised to find an advertising insert from the John Birch Society in the Oct. 20 issue.
Another claim hits Haskell Foundation
November 1, 2000
By Dave Ranney Another Lawrence resident has filed a petition in Douglas County District Court, claiming he is owed money by the Haskell Foundation.
Statute of limitations cited in molestation case
November 1, 2000
By Joel Mathis A 61-year-old Lawrence man accused of molesting his daughters in the early 1990s is asking that charges be dropped, citing the statute of limitations.
Strip club owner fights allegations in civil suit
Parents sue for allowing 15-year-old to dance
November 1, 2000
By Joel Mathis The owner of a Douglas County strip club denies he was responsible for letting an underage girl work for him.
Authorities probe fire, theft
Guns reported stolen from house that burned Monday night
November 1, 2000
By Joel Mathis Investigators say a Monday night fire at a west Lawrence home almost certainly was not an accident and happened in conjunction with the theft of several guns from the house.
NFL Briefs
November 1, 2000
Green Bay adds Parker to roster ‘MNF’ ratings down Four more jurors seated for Carruth murder trial Redskins quarterback sprains knee ligament Panthers place Walls on IR, sign Gavadza Burton signs with Jets Negotiations to sell stadium’s name halted Patriots waive veteran guard
NFL owners approve expansion schedule
November 1, 2000
NFL owners approved a new scheduling format on Tuesday and agreed to help finance the renovation of Chicago’s historic Soldier Field. Once again, however, they skirted the issue of whether Carmen Policy violated the salary cap while he ran the San Francisco 49ers.
Briefcase
November 1, 2000
Corn, beans draw new subsidies Gore leads Bush in economic survey Unilever sells perfumes business
Fruits, vegetable diet doesn’t prevent cancer
November 1, 2000
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps protect against heart disease and diabetes, but it has no effect against colon and rectal cancer, according to a new study.
Medical journal details research conflicts
November 1, 2000
A funny thing happened to Dr. Jerome Kassirer at a recent lecture to medical students about financial conflicts of interest for doctors: It turned out the free buffet was provided by a major drug company.
Region briefs
November 1, 2000
Oklahoma jazz pianist honored at museum Oz theme park vote is Monday
Hunger for quick justice brings Wapner back to TV
November 1, 2000
All rise! Judge Joseph Wapner’s “People’s Court” is back in session, if only for one day.
Tidbits
November 1, 2000
The buzz on caffeine Corking Internet wine
Short & sweet
November 1, 2000
Cracking the mysterious egg A wine you can’t refuse
Sales of new homes soar in September
Consumer confidence plunges in October
November 1, 2000
Sales of new homes soared in September by a surprising 9.2 percent to the highest level in six months as cheaper mortgage rates encouraged buyers to lock in deals. But consumer confidence fell sharply in October to its lowest point in a year.
Santa classes
November 1, 2000
Economic inequality growing
November 1, 2000
Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group The majority of us comfortably heeled folks will be going to the polls Tuesday. Not by coincidence, the presidential campaign has been aimed at us. As for those of our countrymen who see prosperity from a distance, their concerns have not figured as prominently. And their voices will in turn be little heard on Election Day.
Parking not so bad
November 1, 2000
Back taxes
November 1, 2000
Who will change Washington?
November 1, 2000
David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The presidential contest of 2000 is winding up in a blaze of charges and countercharges, reflecting both the closeness of the race and the strategic necessities of rivals Al Gore and George W. Bush. Because both their campaigns are intelligently managed, there is a logic in what they are doing and also an explanation for the reluctance of the nation’s voters to choose between them.
Ankle sprain slows Vick
Virginia Tech QB won’t start Miami showdown
November 1, 2000
An injured ankle is expected to keep Michael Vick on the sideline for the start of second-ranked Virginia Tech’s showdown with No. 3 Miami on Saturday.
State to survey workers
Satisfaction levels concern officials
November 1, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Kansas Department of Administration is undertaking a first-ever survey of all state employees to find out their satisfaction with pay and benefits. The Administration Department has signed a $150,000 contract with Kansas University’s Policy Research Institute to survey 35,000 state employees.
Church-state issues abound
Complexity of religion issue frustrates school administrators
November 1, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Attorney Donna Whiteman’s presentation Tuesday captured the frustration felt by public school officials when they grapple with religion and constitutional law. During a Kansas Association of School Boards seminar, Whiteman recommended superintendents literally walk away from high school football fans participating in group prayer before a game.
Farmers, tribe refreshed by rain
More needed, however, to recover from dry summer, meteorologist says
November 1, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Recent rainfall has farmers, homeowners and members of the Kickapoo Indian tribe breathing easier. But more is needed if the area’s ponds, streams and plants are going to rebound fully from the hot, dry summer.
Arafat vows resistance
November 1, 2000
Stepping through the rubble of an Israeli missile attack, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday called for renewed resistance by young activists, “these children who throw the stones to defend Jerusalem, the Muslims and the holy places.
Massive storm claims more live, sinks freighter
November 1, 2000
Storms pushing across Europe claimed at least one more life Tuesday when a Danish rescue worker drowned, and Italian authorities were investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed at least six people off the Tuscan coast.
Owners approve Fox deal, delay vote on Blue Jays sale
November 1, 2000
Baseball owners approved a new TV deal with Fox and also gave OK to a contract with the new umpires union Tuesday, but deferred a vote on the proposed sale of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Clemens to appeal his $50,000 fine
November 1, 2000
Roger Clemens decided Tuesday to appeal a $50,000 fine for throwing the jagged barrel of Mike Piazza’s bat toward the Mets’ catcher during Game 2 of the World Series. Tuesday was the deadline for the New York Yankees’ pitcher to let the players’ association know whether it should file an appeal with the commissioner’s office.
Valentine stays with Mets
New York skipper agrees to three-year deal
November 1, 2000
Bobby Valentine and Steve Phillips insist they have learned to work together. Putting stock in a detente reached during a season that saw the New York Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 1986, the team agreed to three-year contracts with both manager Valentine and GM Phillips.
Consumers warned of Internet scams
November 1, 2000
Getting stiffed at an Internet auction. An “all expenses paid” hotel that turns out not to be free. An offer for free adult material on the Web that secretly runs up a hefty phone bill.
KU forward Spencer out
Jayhawk soph faces knee surgery
November 1, 2000
Kansas Univesity basketball forward Sharonnpencer has been lost for the season after suffering a knee injury during Monday’s practice.
Jayhawk lineup remains mystery
Kansas to face California All-Stars in opening exhibition tonight in Allen Fieldhouse
November 1, 2000
By Gary Bedore If you’ve heard the cliche once, you’ve heard it 50 times. “It’s not who starts, it’s who finishes the game,” says Kansas University sophomore forward Drew Gooden, one of seven contenders for starting spots entering today’s KU-California All-Stars men’s exhibition game.
FSHS Football season stats
November 1, 2000
Here are the season stats for Free State Football through their first seven games.
Nation briefs
November 1, 2000
Charges tossed against troopers Lost hiker survives 30 days in forest Children, 2 and 5, blamed for tot’s death
Nation briefs
November 1, 2000
Convention protesters’ charges dismissed Teen boy injured in Halloween prank