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Tiahrt, Moran, Ryun retain seats
November 7, 2000
Kansas’ congressional Republican incumbents held the state’s three other U.S. House seats, and all were expected to win
Incumbents hold their own in Jefferson County
November 7, 2000
By Tom Meagher Two of three challenged Jefferson County incumbents retained their seats, despite surprising returns for an absentee and a write-in candidate.
Moore claims victory over Kline in tough 3rd District race
November 7, 2000
Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore claimed victory Tuesday night in the hard-fought 3rd Congressional District race, the most-watched political contest in the state.
Trapp pulling ahead in Douglas County Sheriff race
November 7, 2000
Rick Trapp appeared on his way to victory against Ron Wilson in the race for Douglas County Sheriff.
Kids Voting Totals
November 7, 2000
Here’s a look at Kids Voting Douglas County vote totals.
Nader pushes to establish Green Party as a force
November 7, 2000
Ralph Nader ended his Green Party presidential bid the way he started, pushing for every vote and brushing off Democrats’ complaints that he was helping Republican George W. Bush.
Election Shows a Nation Divided
November 7, 2000
It was as if two different nations went to vote Tuesday men vs. women, big cities vs. small towns, large states vs. small, splitting their votes between Republicans and Democrats so evenly that the government of their one country, the most powerful nation in the world, hung in the balance.
How Kansas exit poll was conducted
November 7, 2000
Voter News Service, a cooperative of The Associated Press, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC, conducted its exit poll in the Kansas general election by interviewing 734 voters as they left polling places in 15 precincts statewide Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton wins New York Senate seat
November 7, 2000
Hillary Rodham Clinton triumphed in her historic quest for the U.S. Senate, defeating Rep. Rick Lazio on Tuesday to become the only first lady ever elected to public office.
Voters Oust Virginia’s Robb, Delaware’s Roth from Senate
November 7, 2000
Veteran Sens. Charles Robb of Virginia and William Roth of Delaware were toppled from office Tuesday as Democrats waged an uphill struggle to win control of the Senate.
Bush and Gore settle in for tense vote count
November 7, 2000
George W. Bush and Al Gore fought state-by-state in an agonizingly close presidential election Tuesday that gave voters a choice of four more years of Democratic rule or a Republican “fresh start.” The candidates endured a long, seesaw night of vote counting.
Bush cruises to easy victory for Kansas electoral votes
November 7, 2000
The presidential race wasn’t close in Kansas, and Republican nominee George W. Bush met long-held expectations that he would capture the state’s six electoral votes.
Poll: Voters back Bush for honesty, leadership; Gore on experience, knowledge
November 7, 2000
GOP battles Democrats’ long-shot drive for Senate control
November 7, 2000
Republicans fought Tuesday to retain control of the Senate while Democrats pinned upset hopes on ousting an unusually large number of vulnerable GOP incumbents.
GOP hopes to extend House rule
November 7, 2000
Republicans and Democrats waged a costly, coast-to-coast battle for control of the House Tuesday, the GOP hoping to extend six years of majority rule.
KDOT stays its course on U.S. 24-40 plans
November 7, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood An offer of railroad right of way and discussion of airport runway extensions Monday did not convince Kansas Department of Transportation officials to change their minds about their preferred route for a new U.S. Highway 24-40 north of Lawrence.
3rd District race may increase turnout
November 7, 2000
A hot U.S. House race and the Legislature’s balance of power were at stake, and candidates kept campaigning as the last hours before Tuesday’s general election slipped away.
John Diffley
November 7, 2000
Kristofor Randel
November 7, 2000
District OKs $118k contract
Supt. Weseman will earn $5,000 less than the former superintendent
November 7, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman will earn $118,000 a year leading the seventh-largest public school district in the state.
Trial begins in ‘98 crash case
Witness says driver in fatal wreck was going twice the speed limit
November 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Topeka man might have been driving twice the speed limit just before a fatal 1998 car crash, according to trial testimony Monday.
Parties plan parties to watch votes come in
November 7, 2000
By Tom Meagher There will be plenty of places for voters and political junkies to gather tonight to catch the election results of local, state and national races.
World briefs
November 7, 2000
President faces impeachment trial Tanker explosion kills scores Riots erupt in Serb prisons
Peruvian ex-spy chief seeks deal to surrender
November 7, 2000
Ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos has sent a cryptic message saying he fears for his life and wants to cut a deal to surrender, a leading opposition lawmaker said Monday.
Doctors say diet supplement deadly
November 7, 2000
Ephedra, an herbal stimulant used by millions of Americans for bodybuilding and weight loss, can cause heart attacks, stroke, seizures and death in otherwise healthy young people, researchers say.
Nader resists calls to withdraw, denies votes for him will be ‘wasted’
November 7, 2000
Ralph Nader wound up his protest campaign for the presidency Monday, dismissing as “foolish talk” the complaints of Democrats that a vote for his Green Party would be wasted or worse.
Operation will separate conjoined twins, kill one
November 7, 2000
Surgeons operated Monday to separate conjoined twin girls in a long and complex procedure that doctors said would kill one baby to give her sister a chance of a normal life. The operation followed months of legal wrangling over whether the parents could refuse surgery and let nature take its course.
Democrats capture Florida seat as GOP fights to hold Senate
November 7, 2000
Democrats captured a Republican-held seat in Florida Tuesday and targeted an unusually large number of vulnerable GOP incumbents in an uphill effort to win control of the Senate
Asteroid prediction off course
November 7, 2000
About that space object hurling toward Earth for a possible crash in 2030 … never mind. It seems that the mystery object probably an asteroid, possibly an old Apollo rocket booster will miss Earth by 2.5 million miles in 2030, red-faced astronomers acknowledged Monday.
Madonna pops in for N.Y. performance
Free concert provides preview of planned U.S. tour next year
November 7, 2000
The Material Girl was short on material.
Hollywood takes another swing at golf
Bagger Vance’ subpar, but at least it takes game seriously
November 7, 2000
You couldn’t really say there was a lot of suspense. Tiger Woods was ahead by 10 strokes on the last hole of the NEC Invitational in August, and he had the tournament in the bag. But Woods has a sense of showmanship that’s unequaled among current professional golfers and most past ones and he knew what to do to get the crowd’s attention.
FDA deems ingredient in many cold remedies unsafe
November 7, 2000
The government warned Americans on Monday to quit using dozens of over-the-counter cold remedies and diet pills that contain an ingredient that could cause hemorrhagic strokes, especially in young women.
Freeman’s fluky catch lifts Pack
Minnesota botches field goal, Green Bay wins in OT, 26-20
November 7, 2000
Forget the Lambeau Leap. Now the Green Bay Packers have the Freeman Fluke.
Ross retires from Lions; assistant Moeller promoted
November 7, 2000
Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross retired Monday, a day after an embarrassing blowout loss to Miami. Assistant head coach Gary Moeller will take his place and was given a three-year contract. Detroit is 5-4.
Even Rams don’t possess depth
Absence of Faulk proves pivotal in 27-24 loss to Carolina
November 7, 2000
Orlando Pace saw Marshall Faulk warming up before the Rams’ game with Carolina. But when the St. Louis left tackle took the field, someone named Justin Watson was lined up behind him at running back and Faulk was in street clothes on the sideline.
M’s Sasaki rookie of year
Royals’ Quinn places third in American League voting
November 7, 2000
Kazuhiro Sasaki woke up in Japan and found out he had become the second-oldest rookie of the year in baseball history.
Arizona No. 1; KU seventh
November 7, 2000
Arizona, with all five starters back from a team that was a top seed in the NCAA tournament, edged Duke on Monday as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college basketball poll.
Region briefs
November 7, 2000
Wreck on wet highway kills two Kansans Murder-suicide victim was from Emporia, Kan.
KU finale won’t be televised
November 7, 2000
Big 12 Conference officials confirmed Monday that Kansas University’s football finale on Nov. 18 at Iowa State won’t be televised. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. in Ames.
Poll workers in demand
County clerks need help at voting booths today
November 7, 2000
County clerks in central and southwest Kansas are finding it increasingly difficult to find people willing to work at the polls on Election Day.
Jayhawks seem similar to last year’s hoops squad
November 7, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Everywhere I go people want to know. How good will the Kansas University men’s basketball team be this winter? So I tell them. They look like a 24-10 team to me. Why 24-10? How can you be so specific?
Simms to start against KU
Texas’ Applewhite out with knee injury
November 7, 2000
Once again, Chris Simms is the starting quarterback for Texas. This time, it’s not because it’s his turn in the rotation.
County, city look at 31st Street ideas
Upgrade’s cost needs to be considered, officials say
November 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County and Lawrence commissioners expect it will take up to nine months or a year to complete a feasibility study of the 31st Street corridor. In a joint meeting Monday commissioners made few revisions to a request-for-proposals document seeking a consultant to make recommendations on improving 31st Street between Iowa Street and Noria Road.
Hokies’ Vick questionable, Davis likely out Saturday
November 7, 2000
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer hopes the No. 8 Hokies can salvage an at-large berth in the BCS by winning their last two games, but he isn’t sure if he’ll have his standouts available.
Clemson’s Bowden mum on ‘Bama
November 7, 2000
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden calls Alabama “one of the top jobs” in college football but won’t say if he has been offered the position or if he’s even interested.
Miami miffed to be behind FSU
Oklahoma, Florida State rank 1-2 in BCS poll; Hurricanes third despite beating Seminoles
November 7, 2000
Miami’s popularity in the human polls No. 2 behind Oklahoma in both doesn’t extend to the computerized versions. The Hurricanes find themselves No. 3 in the latest Bowl Championship Series ratings released Monday.
From bitter to bizarre: Missouri senator battles emotion surrounding widow
November 7, 2000
In a Senate election transformed by tragedy, Missourians cast their ballots Tuesday for either a live incumbent or a dead challenger.
Mitchell, Beisel, Thatcher honored
November 7, 2000
Texas senior running back Hodges Mitchell racked up a career-high 229 yards rushing with two touchdowns in the Longhorns’ 29-17 victory over Texas Tech to earn Big 12 offensive player of the week honors.
OSU confident it can find good replacement
November 7, 2000
The next football coach at Oklahoma State may or may not have ties to the university, but ideally will be someone who has already been a head coach.
McSorley won’t appeal conviction
November 7, 2000
Marty McSorley won’t appeal his assault conviction for hitting Donald Brashear with his stick during a game because he wants to put the matter behind him.
Senators slip past Atlanta, 3-2
November 7, 2000
Marian Hossa scored with 2:06 remaining to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday night.
Late calls spur ‘dirty tricks’ charge
Message incorrectly tells Democrats they must bring voter card to polls
November 7, 2000
By Tom Meagher Election eve brought a fresh round of campaign dirty tricks to Lawrence for which neither Republicans nor Democrats would claim credit. Around dinnertime Monday, many Lawrence residents particularly Democrats received pre-recorded telephone messages warning they couldn’t vote today without a white voter registration card in their possession when they went to the polling stations.
Indians may let Ramirez test market
Cleveland interested in pursuing Burks, Gwynn as possible replacements
November 7, 2000
The Cleveland Indians aren’t ready to make a counterproposal to Manny Ramirez’s $200 million salary request and could allow the slugger to hit the free-agent market this weekend.
U.S. sovereignty
November 7, 2000
Palestinians’ ‘peace’ is no bargain
November 7, 2000
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services The dead duck “peace process” is moving again to Washington where a lame duck president will meet with Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak separately, but unequally in another meaningless and certainly fruitless exercise in futility.
Don’t neglect privilege of the ballot
November 7, 2000
Jim Wright Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Is it our patriotic duty to vote? Of course it is. Voting is part of the rent we pay for the space we occupy in this most blessed land on earth.
Woman shouldn’t tell boyfriend she once dated his father
November 7, 2000
Business Briefcase
November 7, 2000
Cisco beats forecasts but tech stocks slide Real Estate: Hedges to branch into northwest Lawrence Development: Orchards deal back in rough Travel: Southwest Airlines, union aim to avoid holiday unrest
Mold, rot spoiling autumn harvest
Weed concerns grow for emerging wheat
November 7, 2000
Harvest rains have spawned an outbreak of black mold among the last remaining milo fields in central Kansas and rotted the few remaining late soybeans that managed to survive summer’s drought.
Smokers’ award upheld
Companies expected to appeal $145 billion judgment
November 7, 2000
A judge Monday upheld a record-breaking $145 billion verdict won by Florida smokers, rejecting claims that the amount would bankrupt the tobacco industry. The judge also widened the scope of the lawsuit to cover more people. Circuit Judge Robert Kaye issued the order on the same day he received a federal judge’s decision rejecting federal jurisdiction and sending the case back to him.
Marble company rolls ahead
Area resident’s search for spheres draws worldwide interest
November 7, 2000
By Kevin Wright If Bruce Breslow received a dollar for every time someone asked him if he’d “lost his marbles,” he could retire. It’s not a question of sanity. People use the threadbare cliche because Breslow is co-owner of a marble company.
UT game meaningful for Kansas
November 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock In his three previous years as Kansas University’s football coach, Terry Allen has won two of three 10th-week games.
Horoscopes
November 7, 2000
Price of Air’ director runs out of air in latest
November 7, 2000
For his third independent feature, “The Price of Air,” writer-director Josh Evans expands his vision but at a loss of impact. Whereas his first two films, “Inside the Goldmine” (1994) and “Glam” (1997), were harrowingly personal, this film ventures from a strong core relationship to a conventional crime plot that does not play out as effectively as it might.
Chippendales’ fails to flesh out murder plot
USA Network, ESPN offer two of the few non-election television choices
November 7, 2000
With all four networks and the all-news channels dedicating their nights to election coverage, the USA Network has engaged in a cheeky act of counter-programming with the original movie, “Chippendales Murder” (8 p.m.).
Daily Ticker
November 7, 2000
LHS season stats
November 7, 2000
Here are the season stats for LHS Football through their first six games.
Nader Struggled as Some Support Turned to Gore
November 7, 2000
Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader was struggling to string together enough votes to reach his target of 5 percent of the national vote, early election returns indicated. His goal appeared threatened by last-minute defections to Vice President Gore.
Hot 3rd District Congressional race helps bring Kansans to polls
November 7, 2000
A hot U.S. House race and the Legislature’s balance of power were at stake, and candidates kept campaigning as the last hours before the general election slipped away.
Justices hear term-limits arguments
November 7, 2000
A day before elections, the Supreme Court heard a dispute Monday over a ballot issue that has fallen out of fashion in many states term limits.
Nation briefs
November 7, 2000
Student indicted for kidnapping Alleged robbers arrested at Target Sweat shirts sold at Kmart recalled
People
November 7, 2000
Queen Mum recuperating U.S. Bond New neighbor
News briefs
November 7, 2000
Conductor celebrates new democracy Cell phones may aid anti-smoking efforts Theater owners restrict trailers for R-rated films
NBA Roundup
Magic run past Sonics
November 7, 2000
The game plan for the youthful Orlando Magic was simple: Keep running and gunning until the older Seattle SuperSonics ran out of gas.
Oz plan for tax breaks tabled
Theme park backers vow setback is no death knell
November 7, 2000
By Dave Ranney Johnson County officials on Monday dealt a crippling, and perhaps fatal, blow to a Los Angeles developer’s plans for converting the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant to a Wonderful World of Oz theme park.
Campaign trail leads home
November 7, 2000
George W. Bush and Al Gore campaigned Monday through the final hours of their run for the White House, seeking last-minute momentum in a costly and exhausting race to become the nation’s 43rd president.
Chiefs’ defense reeling
Cunningham plans to change personnel
November 7, 2000
In the aftermath of one of their worst defensive games in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs may be making some personnel changes. At the very least, the defense that gave up 49 points to Oakland on Sunday will alter its approach.
State looking into calls; Moore campaign contacts FBI
November 7, 2000
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh’s office is looking into telephone calls made to some Douglas County residents, giving false information about the state’s election laws.
Yemeni officials linked to attack on USS Cole
November 7, 2000
The men who bombed the USS Cole got help from Yemeni officials who fought with them in Afghanistan in the 1980s, sources close to the case said Monday as the crippled Cole began a five-week trip home.
Miles says yes to KU
November 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Future Kansas University basketball point guard Aaron Miles played a little prank on 50 or so onlookers at a press conference on Monday morning at Jefferson High in Portland, Ore.
Professor resigns amid flap
Former chairwoman disagreed with plan to move department
November 7, 2000
By Erwin Seba The former chairwoman of the Kansas University Medical School’s family medicine department has resigned her teaching post, citing disgust with a plan to move the department from the Medical Center’s Wyandotte County campus to upscale Johnson County.
Wedd thrilled with season
Lions finish with best record since going 8-2 in ‘96
November 7, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus If Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd had his druthers, he would have spent Monday preparing the Lions for a Class 6A state semifinal against unbeaten Olathe North. Instead, Wedd and the rest of the LHS coaches were checking in gear following Friday’s 14-6 season-ending loss to Shawnee Mission North.
Reparations are due
November 7, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group. I’ve always thought talk of reparations for slavery was absurd a notion whose time had passed.
GOP battles Democrats’ long-shot drive for Senate control
November 7, 2000
Republicans fought Tuesday to retain control of the Senate while Democrats pinned upset hopes on ousting an unusually large number of vulnerable GOP incumbents.
Voters pick Gore or Bush after long, expensive race
November 7, 2000
Tight race prods voters to polls
November 7, 2000
A too-close-for-comfort presidential race prodded voters across the country to the polls Tuesday, with many states reporting long lines and predicting high turnout.
Lawrence briefs
November 7, 2000
19-year-old tells police stranger groped her Career center to have job success events Moore receives Farm Bureau award Horsepower program looking for volunteers Railroad crossing to close McLouth High School to honor veterans
Board votes to keep Santa Claus out of schools
District policy won’t allow secular observance of Christmas, other holidays in classroom
November 7, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday rejected a proposal that would have allowed secular observance of Christmas in the public school district. On a 5-2 vote, the board spurned an effort by member Scott Morgan to modify board policy so teachers and students could celebrate secular aspects of religious holidays.
First towns to vote pick Bush
November 7, 2000
Voters in two tiny New Hampshire hamlets cast the nation’s first votes early today, choosing Republican George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore.
Gadzuric ready for Jayhawk challenge
UCLA center to match up against Chenowith in season opener
November 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Like a lot of high-profile high school players, Dan Gadzuric once considered skipping college and declaring for the NBA Draft. But Gadzuric, a 6-foot-11, 235-pounder from Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., thought better of the idea three years ago and tapped UCLA over Kansas, Kentucky, George Washington, California and UConn in college hoops recruiting.
Meth capital of the world’ cleans up
Raids down in Jackson County, Mo.; officials wary of ‘supply and demand’
November 7, 2000
Methamphetamine production in Jackson County has fallen sharply during the last few years, law enforcement agencies say.
Mengusting to KU life
November 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Leila Meng’t a big fan of the food, and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired. Other than that, Mengnsas University’s 5-foot-6 women’s basketball point guard from Stockholm, Sweden, is tickled to have left Scandinavia behind for midwestern America.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
November 7, 2000
Buchanan’s showing may mean end of Reform Party
November 7, 2000
A badly divided Reform Party finished the presidential campaign with its top issues taken by other candidates and presidential nominee Pat Buchanan unable to attract much support or attention.
Big 12 coaches praise Simmons
Outgoing Oklahoma State coach held up as ‘wonderful person’
November 7, 2000
His fellow Big 12 coaches are unanimous in their feelings for Oklahoma State’s Bob Simmons. Terms such as “wonderful person,” “fine coach” and “friend” were frequently used Monday by league coaches asked about Simmons, who resigned under pressure later in the day.
Adversity or opportunity?
November 7, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Temporary parking solutions in downtown Lawrence may suggest some long-term changes.
Opposition develops to joint Baldwin park
November 7, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A plan by city officials to build a combined business park and recreation area southwest of town doesn’t sit well with some Baldwin residents. They’re organizing to stop it.
Carl Mingos
November 7, 2000
Briefly
November 7, 2000
Johnson County residents suspected in Ottawa beating Senator to visit Lawrence to celebrate with veterans Panel discussions to focus on issues facing uninsured Lawrence resident arrested for threatening ex-girlfriend
On the record
November 7, 2000