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News Briefs
November 6, 2000
Florida: Rider killed at Disney World North Carolina: Rain aids firefighting efforts Nebraska: Derailment forces evacuation
Aaron Miles picks Kansas
November 6, 2000
Ending speculation about his future, Aaron Miles made it official today he will play for Roy Williams at Kansas University.
Broadband’s better, but not enough
November 6, 2000
We’re hearing a lot these days about high-speed “broadband” connections to the Internet. The most common versions are cable Internet and digital subscriber line (also called DSL), but there are others, including satellite connections.
Would you wear a computer?
Models strut in ready-to-wear tech, but it’s all prototypes
November 6, 2000
With technopop thumping and spotlights turning her silver bikini iridescent pink, the model strutted down the catwalk, turned toward clicking cameras and flashed a faint, but knowing smile.
E-voting still on the horizon; security issues unresolved
Tech Check
November 6, 2000
By Dave Toplikar I can read about candidates online. I can send them my comments online. So why shouldn’t I be able to vote for them online on Election Day? According to a couple of election officials I talked to last week, online voting will be an option as soon as the integrity of elections can be ensured.
High-tech help
Products save time, energy
November 6, 2000
By Jim Baker You get home from work and you’re exhausted, but you still have to find time to prepare dinner for the family. Don’t sweat it. With your new GE Advantium oven which cooks food using halogen light and bursts of microwave energy you can have a meal ready in one-fourth the time it would take using a conventional oven.
Mason’s Gophers on roller coaster
Minnesota’s season goes in tank as former Kansas coach makes bizarre field goal call
November 6, 2000
Glen Mason calls this season a roller coaster.
Burton wins Dura Lube
Mayfield places second at Phoenix event
November 6, 2000
Jeff Burton knew he had the best car. It was overcoming adversity that was the problem. “We did lose track position now and then,” Burton said after coming back to win the Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Moesha’ welcomes Mfume; ‘Deadline’ misses
NBC yanks journalism drama starring Oliver Platt from its lineup
November 6, 2000
Moesha, Hakeem and Niecy attend a campus rally and hear NAACP President Kweisi Mfume deliver a speech on the importance of voting on tonight’s “Moesha” (7 p.m., UPN). The entire UPN line-up is devoted to Election Day themes.
Conference to focus on journals
November 6, 2000
Anyone interested in scholarly communications is invited to a Kansas University conference addressing the rising costs of academic journals.
KU pharmacy students earn $2,000 award
November 6, 2000
The Kansas University student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Assn. has been named Chapter of the Year.
Lawrence School Board
November 6, 2000
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. today district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive
News Briefs
November 6, 2000
London: Biotech corn claim disputed Iowa: Powerball jackpot rises to $54 million Utah: Town mandates gun ownership
Bert Nash welcomes candidate
November 6, 2000
By Tom Meagher More than 40 people attended a reception Sunday evening to meet the man who might next lead Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Army left legacy of contamination at Sunflower
November 6, 2000
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant was designed during World War II as a plant that would be the world’s largest smokeless powder manufacturer. At its peak, the plant employed 12,000 and covered 10,747 acres.
Elliott Smith makes pop’s underside shine
Elliot Smith with Grandaddy, The Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS, Friday, November 4
November 6, 2000
By Michael Newman On a sparsely set stage, backed by the Granada’s large video screen silently playing impressionistic scenes of people living everyday lives, Elliott Smith and his bandmates appeared. Looking like nothing more than the most unkempt neighborhood garage band assembled for a rehearsal and a beer, Smith and company proceeded to knock the socks of the packed house.
Presidential Polls
November 6, 2000
The latest national polls on the presidential race show the race may be too close to call. Listed underneath each poll are the dates it was taken, number of likely voters (LV), margin of error (MoE). Some polls do not total 100 percent because repondents were undecided.
Fewer participate in polls
November 6, 2000
This presidential election season, polls proliferated as never before but fewer people than ever actually participated in them.
Archaeological find exposed as fake
November 6, 2000
A leading Japanese archaeologist admitted Sunday he lied about finding stone implements at an archaeological site believed to be among the world’s oldest human habitations.
New hope stems from cell research
November 6, 2000
Neural stem cells, which promise treatments for currently incurable brain ailments and spinal cord injuries, may be far easier to obtain from adult tissues than anyone had thought, new research released Sunday indicates.
Mideast meetings set in Washington
November 6, 2000
Scattered clashes Sunday across the Gaza Strip and West Bank left two Palestinians dead, 17 injured and tensions high despite a truce agreement and plans for upcoming meetings in Washington.
Charlie’s Angels’ soar with near-record debut
November 6, 2000
“Charlie’s Angels” got a heavenly reception at theaters as the cheeky update of the TV series soared to the top of the box office with $40.5 million in ticket sales.
A little ‘Sunshine’ is lost
Louisiana’s ‘singing governor,’ Jimmie Davis, dies at age 101
November 6, 2000
Jimmie Davis, the “singing governor” who drew on his popularity as a maker of hits such as “You Are My Sunshine” to twice win election to the state’s top office, died Sunday, his former press secretary said. He was believed to be 101.
NHL Roundup
Wild claim first road win
November 6, 2000
The expansion Minnesota Wild cleared another hurdle. Antti Laaksonen scored 3:11 into overtime and Wes Walz had two goals as the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Sunday night for their first road win.
NBA Roundup
Suns burn Rockets
November 6, 2000
After sitting out the final minutes of a game the night before for what Phoenix coach Scott Skiles perceived as too little effort, Clifford Robinson made sure he stayed on the floor against the Houston Rockets.
Roscoe Dean Rorabaugh
November 6, 2000
Qi V. Nguyen
November 6, 2000
Briefly
November 6, 2000
Chemistry carnival attracts hundreds of children to KU Music: KU band to give concert with Lawrence flavor Schools: LHS earns first place at math competition
End may be near for Simmons
November 6, 2000
Oklahoma State played its best football game of the season against Texas A&M. But was it enough to save coach Bob Simmons’ job?
Miami moves up to No. 2
November 6, 2000
Miami (7-1) became the fifth team to move into the No. 2 spot in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, replacing Virginia Tech after beating the Hokies 41-21 in the Orange Bowl.
Jayhawks plan to bounce back
Allen hopes KU responds after Nebraska blowout
November 6, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University played two football teams ranked in the AP’s top 10 this season and suffered two 39-point losses. The similarities, however, end there, KU coach Terry Allen said.
Miles to announce choice today
Guard expected to commit to Kansas after Arizona offers scholarship to Bynum
November 6, 2000
By Gary Bedore Aaron Miles’ recruiting saga will come to an end today. Keith Langford’s should be wrapped up soon, too, as the week-long early college basketball signing period begins Wednesday.
Gannon guns down KC
Former Chief tosses four TD passes in Oakland’s victory
November 6, 2000
Rich Gannon didn’t care that he had just thrown four touchdowns against his former team. Honestly. Gannon said what mattered more was that, with a 49-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders had won their sixth straight and claimed a three-game lead in the AFC West.
Common pesticide linked to Parkinson’s in lab rats
November 6, 2000
New research using rats suggests long-term exposure to a widely used pesticide kills brain cells and triggers debilitating physical symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Bears bounce Colts
Chicago survives furious rally for 27-24 victory
November 6, 2000
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher saw the Indianapolis Colts come down with the onsides kick with 90 seconds left and thought, “Not again.”
Gregory firing from long range
Kansas’ senior swingman trying to add new dimension to his game
November 6, 2000
By Gary Bedore There are some who doubt Kenny Gregory’s ability to stick the outside shot. That’s fine with Gregory, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5 senior shooting guard/small forward, who hit two of three three-pointers in Saturday’s 120-51 exhibition rout of Emporia State.
Business Briefcase
November 6, 2000
Finance: Many Americans lack plans for emergencies Publication: Handbook filled with tips for consumers
Officers: Budget ills hurt prisons
Lawmakers not ignoring problem, official says
November 6, 2000
By Joel Mathis Those who keep the state’s incarcerated criminals corralled say Kansas lawmakers have been so tight-fisted with prison budgets that the facilities are becoming unsafe. Corrections officers, represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a union, had a rally Thursday at the gates of Lansing prison, trying to draw attention to the guard shortage there.
Mickelson takes Tour title
Woods still seeking 10th victory of season after finishing two strokes back
November 6, 2000
Tiger Woods has amassed one logic-defying record after another during this historic 2000 season, but one number still eludes him. Ten.
Town revives dying nursing home
November 6, 2000
This southern Kansas town has saved its only nursing home from going out of business first by buying it, then by working to fix it up.
Slain woman’s identity unknown
Officials investigate murder-suicide
November 6, 2000
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office is working to identify a woman whose death is thought to be part of a murder-suicide.
Moroccan ends Kenya’s reign
November 6, 2000
So much for training seriously for a major marathon.
School science?
November 6, 2000
Poor image
November 6, 2000
Don’t leave ballot box half empty
November 6, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe And now we come to that wonderful moment in the election year when all eyes turn to the ballot box and find it half empty. This year special attention is going to that near oxymoron, the youth vote. In 1996, only 28 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted. This year, they may underdo themselves.
World Briefs
November 6, 2000
Iraq: Passenger flights sent into no-fly zones Greece: Hijacker jumps to death
Friends & Neighbors
November 6, 2000
Tomeisha, 5, is one of 50 children for whom Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County hopes to find a volunteer big sibling before Christmas. She likes shopping and eating out, but also would like to learn new things.
Last Ethiopian emperor buried
Haile Selassie died in 1975; remains found in 1992
November 6, 2000
Bells tolled and thousands of Ethiopians wailed and applauded Sunday as Haile Selassie, their last emperor, was finally laid to rest 25 years after his mysterious death.
Tech Briefs
November 6, 2000
Waiting to inhale NASA develops slithery segmented robot You can take it with you Hail to the geek
On The Record
November 6, 2000
Oz project developed over 15 years
November 6, 2000
It’s been a long and winding road for the Oz Entertainment Co.’s proposal to build the Wonderful World of Oz at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition plant.
Nation Briefs
November 6, 2000
Los Angeles: Gas prices down slightly Miami: Tobacco case returns to state court New York City: Twelve arrested in Vieques protest Oregon: Husband accused of killing wife, trying to incinerate body
Moore, Kline make last dash
Incumbent rallies in Lawrence, with rival in Overland Park
November 6, 2000
By Tom Meagher Only partly through a day of heavy campaigning that began at 6 a.m., Dennis Moore strapped on a guitar to serenade supporters Sunday night at the Douglas County Democratic Headquarters.
Horoscopes
November 6, 2000
Watson returns to form in Championship
Golfer victorious for first time since winning his Senior Tour debut in September 1999
November 6, 2000
What do you get the star who’s won everything? How about a new tour to conquer? For Tom Watson, that could have started Sunday with his one-stroke victory in the Senior Tour Championship that brightened up a good but not great rookie season on the Senior PGA Tour.
Character counts on Tuesday
November 6, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
Let’s vote some people out
November 6, 2000
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Let me tell you how a columnist gets his ideas. He reads the paper. He watches the news on TV. He listens to talk radio. He talks to his co-workers. Hour after hour, he wracks his brain for a good idea.
People, Faces & Things
November 6, 2000
KU professor works as interpreter of the ancients
November 6, 2000
By Erwin Seba Whether in a classroom as a classics professor at Kansas University or as the Zen Master at the Kansas Zen Center, Stanley Lombardo stands between ancient thinkers and the modern world.
NFL Injury Roundup
November 6, 2000
Oakland rookie kicker Sebastian Janikowski has a bacterial infection in his foot that kept him out of Sunday’s game against Kansas City. Coach Jon Gruden said after the game that Janikowski was diagnosed with cellulitis, a bacterial infection in the soft tissue of his kicking foot.
Oz not wonderful for all
November 6, 2000
Four white water towers loom over land marred by dilapidated military buildings, mounds of rusted scrap metal, miles of steam pipes and roads barely wide enough for a truck. Yet Robert Kory, president and founder of the Oz Entertainment Co., sees the Yellow Brick Road.
31st Street at crossroads
City, county to examine issues surrounding road improvements, extension
November 6, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood In light of their decision to improve 31st Street independent of the Kansas Department of Transportation, Lawrence and Douglas County commissioners now must determine the future of the road. Will it be four lanes or two? Will it be lined with homes or businesses? Will it be a green belt as part of the Wakarusa River flood plain?
Revealing photos may come back to haunt daughter
November 6, 2000
Wichita aircraft companies seek more workers
Rapid growth of industry leaves manufacturers scrambling
November 6, 2000
A booming general aviation industry has left Raytheon Aircraft Co., Cessna Aircraft Co. and Bombardier Aerospace seeking employees as they try to fill record backlogs of orders and put out new products at a brisk pace.
Baby boomer politics here to stay
November 6, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group One message comes out of the crepuscular U.S. political campaign more vividly than all others: This is what you get from now on. Bill Clinton was not an aberration in campaigning and governing. Baby boomer politics is here to stay.
Just do it
November 6, 2000
Journal-World Editorial One vote may seem like a voice in the wilderness, but it’s important to be part of the chorus. Four years ago, on Election Day 1996, the Journal-World ran a comment column by a Kansas University professor who explained at length his rationale for not voting.
San Jose State stuns TCU
November 6, 2000
On a late night in an unfamiliar town, a hot opponent playing with passion ended Texas Christian’s dreams of a perfect season.
Technology will improve, offer better advice for investors
November 6, 2000
In general, Americans get poor financial advice. We take our cues from “advisers” who have something to sell, or we muddle through alone. Most quality, independent advisers target wealthier people, not the middle class.
Gambling with the future
Planners are helping more Americans who roll the dice
November 6, 2000
When financial planner Doyle Brown works with clients, he wants them to be informed as much as possible about their assets and to be involved in planning to build wealth. He can’t take that approach with one client. For her, it’s best not to show her the money.
Lawrence City Commission
November 6, 2000
Agenda highlights 6:45 p.m. Tuesday City hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
Science requirement weighed
Teachers, not students, say they don’t like the idea of a required course
November 6, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Testing a proposition that Lawrence high school sophomores should be required to take a science class produced unexpected results. A handful of students interviewed at Free State High School and Lawrence High School actually endorsed the idea.
Drama nears final curtain
Bush and Gore do battle as tight race draws to finish
November 6, 2000
In the final dramatic days of a marathon campaign, Al Gore cast his duel with George W. Bush as a choice between “two very different pathways,” with the Supreme Court and economic progress in the balance. Bidding to regain the White House for the Republicans, Bush brandished tax cuts and Social Security reform while accusing Gore of practicing the “politics of scaring people.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago today
November 6, 2000