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Woman claims church can’t expel her
November 3, 2000
Unitarian Deborah Sumner is suing her congregation for expelling her over questioning its business practices.
Musicians sink creative teeth into ‘Dracula’
November 3, 2000
By Jan Biles The last time Philip Glass came to the Lied Center, he brought along his “Monsters of Grace,” a work skewered by some critics. Thursday night, he returned to the Lied with the Kronos Quartet to present “Dracula: The Music and Film,” which set his original score against the 1931 horror movie classic.
Lifetime remembers a forgotten American
Intimate Portrait’ profiles controversial women’s rights advocate
November 3, 2000
Many Americans have never heard of Victoria Woodhull, and that’s too bad. The subject of tonight’s “Intimate Portrait” (6 p.m., Lifetime) just may have been too far ahead of her time to be appreciated by her contemporaries or memorialized in history books.
Daily Ticker
November 3, 2000
Briefcase
November 3, 2000
European bank holds interest rate steady Priceline.com cuts jobs as CFO departs Stocks end mixed
Treasury boosts amount for buying savings bonds
November 3, 2000
Americans now can buy twice the amount of U.S. savings bonds they could previously, anytime they want, using the Internet. The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt announced Thursday that the limit for buying savings bonds online was boosted to $1,000 per transaction from $500.
Corn recall hits stores, restaurants
Mission Foods to lose about $10 million
November 3, 2000
A nationwide recall of taco shells and other corn products because they contain an unapproved variety of biotech grain has reached stores and restaurants across the country, including Wal-Mart and Wendy’s.
Gospel Explosion
Shirley Caesar to headline Topeka concert
November 3, 2000
By Jan Biles The Rev. Thomas J. Parker is getting in the mood to raise his voice to praise the Lord once again. He and about a thousand other people will gather from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 for “Gospel Explosion” at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth St. It’s the 30th year for Parker to organize the event, which raises money to pay for educational programs and Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gifts for the needy.
Spirituality
November 3, 2000
Christians in India urged to split from missionaries Missionary honored for work on reservation Ukrainians report religious tendencies
Female rabbis add their voices to Bible interpretation
November 3, 2000
It’s Phase 2 for female rabbis, says Amy Eilberg, who in 1985 became the first one in Judaism’s Conservative branch. (Reform Judaism ordained its first woman in 1972 and Reconstructionism followed in 1974; Orthodox Judaism has only male rabbis.) In Phase 1, Eilberg says, the women needed to “play by the rules defined by the majority” to achieve equality, so they suppressed their “dangerous” uniqueness to demonstrate legitimacy.
Train derailment causes coal spill
November 3, 2000
Forty coal cars derailed Thursday morning while crossing a small bridge on a Union Pacific line in western Kansas. The two people on board were not injured.
Cleared students sue officials
Claims seek $10 million for five falsely accused
November 3, 2000
The families of five Labette County High School students, accused last year of plotting an attack on their school but later cleared when their accuser recanted, have filed claims totaling $50 million against the officials involved in the investigation.
Allen a man of talent, honor
November 3, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate The great comedians were never dirty. You could always invite them into your home without fear that they would soil your reputation or singe your ears. Steve Allen, who died Tuesday at the age of 78, was the greatest of the great. He never told a dirty joke on television. He didn’t have to. He had talent.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
November 3, 2000
Peace still possible
November 3, 2000
Not funny
November 3, 2000
Moore’s wife pinch hits while husband works
Spouse hits campaign trail for congressman
November 3, 2000
By Mike Belt With Congressman Dennis Moore stuck at work in Washington, Stephene Moore went to bat Thursday in Lawrence for her husband, promising that he would remain an independent voice for the people in the 3rd District.
Schedule decision expected next year
Board may wait until February for junior high recommendation
November 3, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board doesn’t expect to decide how to modify the junior high course schedule until early next year.
District discusses assessment scores
Official asks whether emphasis on reading hurts math
November 3, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district’s improvement on Kansas reading assessments may have unintentionally hurt efforts to raise student performance on the state math tests, Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday.
Williams services
November 3, 2000
Nellie Ashworth
November 3, 2000
Scelzi can clinch title this week
November 3, 2000
Gary Scelzi could clinch his third Top Fuel championship in four years in this week’s rain makeup of the O’Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.
Truck slate has 24 sites, including Kansas City
November 3, 2000
The first NASCAR Craftsman Truck race at old Darlington Raceway and stops at two new superspeedways highlight the series’ 24-race 2001 schedule.
Schwartz services
November 3, 2000
Region Briefs
November 3, 2000
Dighton - Lane County lawmen capture fugitive Missouri - Deaths investigated as murder-suicide
NBA briefs
November 3, 2000
Horry returning to L.A. Magic sign Perry Smith appeals Stern’s ruling on contract
LaRouche party preaching doom
Candidate stumps against Sloan
November 3, 2000
By Amber Stuever Evil. Evil. Evil. All politicians, particularly George W. Bush and Al Gore, are evil. There is no economic prosperity. There is no budget surplus. U.S. politicians know the stock market is soon to crash. But they do nothing. Why? Because they are simply evil.
Buckner seals Dallas win
Suns scorch Trail Blazers with six players in double figures
November 3, 2000
Greg Buckner is the Dallas Mavericks’ defensive stopper, but the shooting guard showed he can also contribute on offense.
On the record
November 3, 2000
Rams rip BYU, 45-21
November 3, 2000
Matt Newton threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns, and Cecil Sapp ran for 119 yards and two scores as Colorado State beat BYU, 45-21, on a snowy Thursday night.
Predators claim first win over Flyers
November 3, 2000
The Nashville Predators didn’t care that their victory over Philadelphia was the team’s first against the Flyers. They just wanted to win.
Briefly
November 3, 2000
Grant instructor finalist for Teacher of the Year Lawrence resident named Educator of the Year Sorority members report lewd incident near house
Randolph drops out of running for Reds’ job
November 3, 2000
Yankees third base coach Willie Randolph dropped out of consideration for Cincinnati’s managing job Thursday, leaving Reds third base coach Ron Oester as the top candidate.
Bar owners, city agree on cleanup plan
November 3, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The bar owners of downtown Lawrence have come forward with a plan to help keep downtown cleaner. The plan, to be pitched to the Lawrence City Commission, calls for a cooperative effort between the business owners and the city.
Flu shot supply gets boost
High-risk population to be top priority
November 3, 2000
By Amber Stuever A second partial shipment of influenza vaccine arrived Thursday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, and 1,300 people at high risk of contracting the flu will be the beneficiaries of the shots this afternoon in Baldwin, Eudora and Lecompton.
World Briefs
November 3, 2000
Sub victim buried Oldest woman dies Constitution changed
Britain swamped by massive storm, floods
November 3, 2000
More rain swept across Britain on Thursday, swelling rivers already at bursting point as the country’s most widespread floods in 50 years showed few signs of abating. Forecasters warned Thursday that flooding probably would get worse over the next 48 hours with more rain on its way.
Fiji troops seize hostages
Military rebels attack barracks; 8 people killed in shootout
November 3, 2000
Elite soldiers who apparently feared being drummed out of the army over a May coup seized Fiji’s main military barracks Thursday and took hostages, but were flushed out by regular army troops in gun battles.
Nevada is smokiest state
November 3, 2000
Nevada, home to Sin City and its 24-hour, smoke-friendly bars and casinos, has knocked Kentucky out of the top spot on the government’s list of states with the highest smoking rates.
Els off to fast start
Tiger four back at Tour Championship
November 3, 2000
Ernie Els, a two-time U.S. Open champion wanting to atone for his dismal performance in the Presidents Cup, cruised around East Lake Golf Club on Thursday for a 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over David Duval at the Tour Championship.
Ancient lizard may be Earth’s first biped
November 3, 2000
The first known creature to walk upright on two feet was a speedy, long-legged lizard that scurried onto the scene 80 million years before the dinosaur, a newly found fossil shows.
Gooden big on boards
Jayhawks place added emphasis on rebounding
November 3, 2000
By Gary Bedore Scoring wasn’t on Drew Gooden’s mind during pre-game warmups on Wednesday night. Visions of rebounds danced through the head of Gooden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-10, 230-pound sophomore forward from Richmond, Calif. Gooden totaled 12 rebounds while playing 15 minutes the first half. He had two rebounds in 10 minutes the second half.
Underdog Backstreeters take the info superhighway
November 3, 2000
Forget the boys of summer. It’s the boys of music that are fighting for the championship. The contest pits The Backstreet Boys the underdogs in the Boy Band World Series against the reigning champions, archrival ‘N Sync. The next round begins Nov. 21, when the Boys unveil their new album, “Black and Blue.”
An unlikely actor portrays Moses
In the Beginning’ miniseries departs from usual casting for biblical figure
November 3, 2000
Billy Campbell as Moses? Even Campbell doesn’t see himself playing the tough, bearded biblical figure. “Let’s face it, I don’t think I’m good casting for Moses,” whispered Campbell. “Frankly, if I didn’t have a hit show on TV, nobody would have called me.”
Candidates, young can’t seem to find common ground
November 3, 2000
Evan Rabinowitz, a 20-year-old college junior from California, has figured out the politics of special interests: If you show up at the voting booth, your issues get heard.
Professor violates election law
KU fax machine used in electioneering effort
November 3, 2000
By Dave Ranney State Rep. Barbara Ballard, a Lawrence Democrat, has raised taxes, pocketed special-interest money, coddled rapists and shortchanged a prescription drug program for low-income senior citizens.Or at least that’s what an obviously partisan fax sent to the Journal-World newsroom earlier this week claimed.With the general election days away, such broadsides are not unusual. But this one was different.
Sprint PCS places call for more workers
Hundreds of employees needed to help customers activate wireless phones
November 3, 2000
By Mark Fagan A call center in downtown Lawrence is doubling its staff in time for the winter holidays. Sprint PCS Group announced plans Thursday to hire the equivalent of about 260 full-time employees for its Lawrence Customer Care Center in the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza, Sixth and New Hampshire streets.
Saddam’s bombmaker describes process
November 3, 2000
A former high-ranking official in Iraq’s nuclear weapons program says he got American help in designing a bomb for Saddam Hussein: library copies of reports on the 1940s Manhattan Project.
Car bomb breaks cease-fire
November 3, 2000
A powerful car bomb went off Thursday in downtown Jerusalem, killing two Israelis only hours after a predawn cease-fire agreement prompted the withdrawal of some Israeli tanks and troops from flashpoints in the West Bank and Gaza.
Toddler strangled in blinds
Recall issued for 500 million window covers
November 3, 2000
A 13-month-old boy was apparently strangled in his crib by a cord on a set of window blinds even as the government announced a recall of other blinds because of danger to children.
Perot endorses Bush
November 3, 2000
Reform Party founder Ross Perot endorsed George W. Bush for president Thursday, eight years after his own White House bid helped turn Bush’s father out of office.
Gore to attend breakfast in KC
November 3, 2000
Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are scheduled to be in Kansas City today for a breakfast at Penn Valley Community College.
Kansas university athletics Jayhawks offer ticket deal
November 3, 2000
Kansas University’s athletics department has a deal for you.
Lions want to prove they belong in state football playoffs
November 3, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus After cruising through a district in which the other three teams were a combined 6-21, Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd heard whispers that the Lions didn’t belong in the Class 6A state football playoffs.
KU Med resuscitates program
Cardiologists leaving St. Luke’s for Medical Center
November 3, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University Medical Center is jump-starting its small cardiology program with refugees from a long-running business feud between groups of Kansas City-area doctors. Med Center officials Thursday afternoon announced an agreement with Mid-America Cardiology Associates P.C. and MidAmerica Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons P.C. to build a teaching and research program at the Medical Center.
National Briefs
November 3, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner VA workers sue over privacy breach Judge threatens kids with hell for lying
National Briefs
November 3, 2000
House won’t let Congress end Ford recalls F-series trucks United Airlines mechanics’ talks end
National Briefs
November 3, 2000
Bombing suspects attack prison guard Election fraud units established RFK kin allegedly trashed rental yacht
Horoscopes
November 3, 2000
Mother should put up brave front for son’s wedding
November 3, 2000
Blintz Brunch feeds Jewish center’s budget
Volunteers have made 6,500 of the crepe-like shells
November 3, 2000
By Jim Baker The Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, will hold its 37th annual Blintz Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The event, which is sponsored by the LJCC and the Jewish Community Women, is the center’s main fund-raising event each year.
Kaitlyn Hulce
November 3, 2000
Ruby Beurman
November 3, 2000
Clark bows out
Cardinals’ first baseman retires at 36
November 3, 2000
Cardinals first baseman Will Clark, known for his intensity and sweet left-handed swing, retired Thursday, ending a 15-year career that began in San Francisco and included stops in Texas and Baltimore.
Local sports briefs
November 3, 2000
Lions’ Bingham to sign with New Mexico Eudora fans asked to park at high school
Sideline
November 3, 2000
Vikings’ Moss fined $25,000 Martinez to manage Toronto
Kansas hopes to pass against NU
Jayhawk quarterback Smith’s philosophy: ‘I just have to play catch’ with KU wideouts
November 3, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Dylen Smith makes it sound like the Kansas University football team is headed more for the sandlot than Nebraska’s famed Memorial Stadium. “Nebraska doesn’t do a lot of tricks,” Smith, KU’s senior quarterback, said. “They just line up in man-to-man and do it well. I don’t have to read a lot. I just have to play catch.”
Kasparov loses chess championship
November 3, 2000
Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik, a lean and hungry 25-year-old known as “Supernerd,” became the new world champion of chess Thursday night in a stunning upset of Garry Kasparov, the powerhouse who has dominated the game for 15 years.
Whistlefest coming in basketball
Don’t blame refs for ‘national effort to change the face of the game’
November 3, 2000
The 2000 NCAA Division I-A basketball season comes with a warning label attached “This product could cause extreme frustration.”
HINU women fall
November 3, 2000
McPherson College defeated Haskell, 66-53, in women’s basketball on Thursday at Coffin Complex. Sarah Murphy had 13 points and Katherine Kelly 12 points.
Vietnamese visitor receives gift of sight
Hutchinson ophthalmologist donates lens implant surgery
November 3, 2000
Ni Thi Nguyen’s grandchildren appeared to her as shadows, as she tried to picture them through eyes clouded by heavy cataracts.
Gay rights issues split Vermont
November 3, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe This is not Vermont at its finest. The autumn leaves that turn this state into a foliage theme park have gone by. And Vermont’s image as the benign, harmonious state that dines on Ben & Jerry’s and sends the only Socialist to Congress is being shattered.
Lawrence Briefs
November 3, 2000
Statute of limitations remains an issue in case Federal charges filed against Topeka teen Extension office to have gift-giving program
Hospital hopes for big turnout
Hearts of Gold event to benefit cancer, heart services
November 3, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Organizers of the second Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn. Hearts of Gold benefit are pleasantly surprised the event has outgrown its space. Last year, about 650 people attended the first event in the space that is now Abe and Jake’s Landing next to the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
Bush admits 1976 DUI conviction
November 3, 2000
Texas Gov. George W. Bush said Thursday that he was arrested and pleaded guilty nearly 25 years ago to driving while under the influence of alcohol. “I’m not proud of that,” he said.
Holiday concerns retailers
Specialty stores exception to disappointing sales reports
November 3, 2000
The nation’s largest retailers turned in a mixed performance in October as specialty stores reported strong sales and department stores were stymied by heavy markdowns that eroded their profits.
Connie Ailstock
November 3, 2000
Marjorie Ward
November 3, 2000
Stewart scoffs at soph jinx with five victories so far
Last year’s top rookie sizzling in second season, too
November 3, 2000
Tony Stewart wasn’t content with his record-setting rookie season. So, he went out this year as a sophomore and did it again, taking one checkered flag after another.
Third-worst finish didn’t hurt Labonte
November 3, 2000
When Bobby Labonte rolled slowly onto pit road with a deflating tire two weeks ago at North Carolina Speedway, he couldn’t help but think how disastrous that puncture could be to his championship chances.
Briefs
November 3, 2000
Seattle declines options on Mesa, Henderson Mets let Abbott go Ramirez makes proposal to Indians Tigers decline option on Nomo after 8-12 year Martin pleads guilty in domestic violence case Giant pitcher has surgery Pettis joins White Sox staff as first base coach Tacoma manager joins Mariners staff Devil Rays sign three to minor league deals Pirates retain Sandt, Jewett as coaches
Chiefs’ Gonzalez could make history
Tight end has chance to accumulate 100 receiving yards in four straight games
November 3, 2000
On the verge of doing something no other tight end in the NFL has ever done, Tony Gonzalez brings to mind an old coach’s favorite definition of greatness: someone who makes everybody around him better.
Crew links with space station
Astronauts open doors on ‘Alpha’ mission
November 3, 2000
After a two-day journey and a flawless docking, an American and two Russians took up residence Thursday in the international space station 230 miles above the Earth, beginning a four-month stay that is expected to lead to a permanent human presence in the heavens.
Rural attack shocks Ottawa
Elderly couple beaten; motive a mystery
November 3, 2000
By Joel Mathis It was a shocking, apparently senseless, crime that has neighbors puzzled and frightened. Howard Johnson, 84 and his wife, Vivian, 86, live southeast of town in a mobile home tucked behind a ramshackle house that has gone unpainted for years while they tended their prize dairy herd.
Fall from grace
Focus on the Family officials deal with tough times
November 3, 2000
These are tough times at Focus on the Family. The phone operators are not just fielding calls from people looking for parenting advice. The ministry also is answering questions about how two of its own have fallen.
Religion shouldn’t be a weapon
November 3, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald “Why do you hate Christians?” That was, if I recall, the complete text of the e-mail. It showed up in September after a column criticizing fundamentalist Christian attempts to organize “spontaneous” prayer at high-school football games.
Riley won’t take time to celebrate 1,000 wins
November 3, 2000
When the final buzzer sounded to conclude Pat Riley’s 1,000th NBA victory, his players huddled at center court to savor the moment.
People, Faces & Things
November 3, 2000
Faculty concern
November 3, 2000
Vick’s status still uncertain
Hokies’ quarterback misses another practice with Miami game looming
November 3, 2000
Will he or won’t he?
Rockies’ Helton named player of year
Colorado first baseman flirted with .400 average, led major leagues with 147 RBIs, 62 doubles
November 3, 2000
Colorado’s Todd Helton, who led the major leagues in batting after hitting .400 as late as Aug. 21, was voted The Associated Press Major League Player of the Year on Thursday.
Donation music to school’s ears
Former employee’s son gives prized possession to Lawrence junior high
November 3, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence music teacher Johannah Cox put the 120-year-old flute to her lips and brought tears to the eyes of Ed Salisbury. Tears of delight streamed down while Salisbury’s mind raced back to a time when his father, the late Albert Salisbury, played the instrument at home, in Lawrence’s black band and on riverboats working the Missouri and Mississippi rivers from St. Joseph, Mo., to St. Paul, Minn
News Briefs
November 3, 2000
Peacekeeping documents sought Chemistry experiment goes awry Social Security forms now online Toy xylophone recall issued Officers charged with felonies
Families must avoid ‘black hole of exhaustion’
November 3, 2000
You’ve talked about being a full-time mother vs. having a full-time career. Give us your view of a woman handling both responsibilities simultaneously. Is it doable, and is it smart?
Bush is the choice
November 3, 2000
J-W Editorials George W. Bush will bring strong character and a belief in smaller government to the White House. Years ago, when Bill Clinton campaign strategists were outlining their plans to defeat incumbent President George Bush, they said the use of fear was their most effective campaign tool.
Kline grabs hold of Bush coattails
GOP hopes heavy turnout will mean votes for congressional challenger
November 3, 2000
The TV advertisement is GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush speaking directly to voters, stripping his message to its barest essentials. But the Texas governor isn’t stumping for himself. Instead, he’s making a late pitch for Phill Kline, the Republican challenger in the 3rd Congressional District.
Steelers will finally play ‘somebody’
November 3, 2000
The Pittsburgh Steelers were written off when they started 0-3 after a 1-7 finish last season.
Religion Briefs
November 3, 2000
Religious leaders to speak at seminar Methodist Women slate Election Day dinner Lecompton church to hold bazaar Ministry team to present concert Ministry team to present drama Wesleyan Church plans craft, bake sale Bands on tap for free concert Michigan Valley plans pancake feed KU prof to talk about Ralph Nader
Briefs
November 3, 2000
Holiday Bureau taking assistance applications PLHS to sponsor car winterization program