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Jayhawks win in New York: 82-74
November 10, 2000
Roy Williams has won a championship this season in only his second game. His Kansas University Jayhawks were down to St. John’s 11-4 early, but controlled the rest of the game to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.
November Focus: German Sausages
November 10, 2000
HINU tournament set
November 10, 2000
Haskell Indian Nations University will play host to a women’s basketball tournament this weekend. The Haskell Lady Indians Classic begins tonight with two games.
Gymnastics reunion slated for ex-Jayhawks
November 10, 2000
A Kansas University gymnastics reunion is set for this weekend. Events include a reception and dinner at 6 p.m. today at the Naismith Lounge in the Wagnon Student Athlete Center.
Briefcase
November 10, 2000
FTC delays decision on Time, AOL deal UtiliCorp earnings up British company plans to restructure Co-op ticket theft background clarified
Government lowers soybean forecast
November 10, 2000
Government forecasts for the soybean harvest in Kansas again were lowered Thursday to reflect deteriorating conditions of the drought-stricken crop. The latest production estimates now put the Kansas soybean crop at 56.7 million bushels, 5 percent lower than a month ago and 30 percent below last year’s crop, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said.
Religion briefs
November 10, 2000
Baha’is to celebrate founder’s birth Crafts festival slated at Overbrook Methodist Lawrence Aglow plans open house
Parents shouldn’t overreact to kids who fondle themselves
November 10, 2000
My 4-year-old has recently “discovered” his penis and seems rather preoccupied with it. Do you think it’s unusual or sinful for him to fondle himself so much? The answer to both of your questions is an emphatic “No!” Unintentional (or even intentional) self-arousal in young children, especially boys, is neither unusual nor sinful. Your little guy is simply showing that he is “properly wired.” There are no long-term consequences to this kind of innocent childish behavior, and it will soon resolve itself.
Was Jesus the first, second or third Jewish messiah?
November 10, 2000
Many liberal scholars, the sort who don’t feel bound by what the Bible reports, think Jesus never saw himself as the Jewish messiah, nor did his original disciples; they think later Christians simply made this up.
Middle East conflict
Violence is close to home for some Lawrence residents
November 10, 2000
By Jim Baker The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is taking place thousands of miles away from Lawrence. But for some people who live here, that bloody situation in the Holy Land strikes very close to home. It touches them in their minds and their hearts.
Ag secretary hope for consensus
November 10, 2000
If the eventual winner of the presidential race cannot find a way to get a deeply divided Congress to work together, the next administration will accomplish very little, outgoing Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman said Thursday.
Paternity of victim’s daughter confirmed
November 10, 2000
DNA tests have confirmed that Carl Stasi fathered the child born to a woman who disappeared 15 years ago and is one of the six people John E. Robinson Sr. is accused of killing.
Students’ letters
November 10, 2000
Crime briefs
November 10, 2000
Police forward report in lewd behavior case Students accused in golf course damage Resident arrested in bad check case
Suspects in beating surrender
November 10, 2000
By Amber Stuever Two men suspected of severely beating an elderly Ottawa couple last week turned themselves in Wednesday to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.
Veterans Day events
November 10, 2000
Holiday’s meaning not lost on relative of missing pilot
November 10, 2000
By Joy Ludwig While planning for the seventh annual Veterans Day parade here, Sherry Wright obtained clues to perhaps solve an old family mystery. Within the last 10 days, Wright said, she has received several e-mail messages from people across the United States and in Norway indicating the missing body of her uncle, Roy N. Ball, might be buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England. She said she has been researching World War II on the Internet and sent out a plea for any information someone might have.
Elizabeth Baker
November 10, 2000
On the record
November 10, 2000
Cancer survivor reaches milestone
3-year-old Lawrence boy living normal life after surgery
November 10, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Blake McNish doesn’t have to open a package today to receive the best present of all on his third birthday.
Briefly
November 10, 2000
Measles case reported in northeast Kansas KDHE to accept comments about Elwood hog plant Cottonwood Inc. celebrates completion of addition
Students defy image of apathy at polls
Rock Chalk the Vote’ leads election drive
November 10, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The generation branded apathetic about politics 18-to-24 year-olds apparently beat that rap Tuesday. This presidential election year, registered voters who live near Kansas University turned out in high numbers. Roughly 70 percent of 994 registered voters in the precinct that votes at Allen Fieldhouse went to the polls. Only 50 percent of 1,399 voters registered in the precinct voted in the 1996 presidential election.
Agency faces shutdown
Big Brothers/Big Sisters can’t afford rent charge, attorney says
November 10, 2000
By Joel Mathis A lawsuit about rent payments could put Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County out of business, the organization’s attorney says. “Big Brothers may be forced to close its doors,” said Wes Smith, himself a Douglas County Big Brother for four years. “The organization simply doesn’t have room in its budget for this. It’s very critical.”
Rate issue heats up with proposed sale
Consumer advocate says purchase of Western Resources may increase prices
November 10, 2000
By Mark Fagan A consumer advocate said Thursday’s announced sale of Western Resources’ electric business to a New Mexico utility is bad news for Kansas ratepayers. Western Resources’ top executive acknowledged the company wants to increase electric rates but denied the proposed hike is sale-related.
World briefs
November 10, 2000
Russia looking to trim military De Gaulle monument honors WWII liberator
Kuwait arrests thwart attack
Suspects may have had ties to terrorist bin Laden
November 10, 2000
Police on Thursday announced the arrests of three Kuwaitis and seizure of a large quantity of explosives in an alleged plot that a local newspaper said was directed at U.S. targets in other countries.
Cancer drug shows promise
November 10, 2000
Eagerly awaited test results on a much-publicized new cancer drug designed to stop tumors by cutting off their blood supply indicate the medication is safe and show promising signs it may help control the disease.
Study: Some women can safely put off Pap tests
November 10, 2000
Women who have normal Pap smear exams may be able to safely wait up to three years between follow-up screenings instead of having them annually, the government reported Thursday.
Black woman to lead Ivy League university
November 10, 2000
Ruth Simmons, a sharecropper’s daughter who went on to earn a Ph.D. in Romance languages, was named president of Brown University on Thursday, becoming the first black person to lead an Ivy League school.
Vote analysis shows odd electoral pattern for Buchanan
November 10, 2000
Throughout Florida, Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan fetched one vote for every 167 votes cast for Al Gore, but at the Greater Bethel Primitive Baptist Church polling station in Riviera Beach, Buchanan received 17 out of 1,262 votes one vote for every 71 cast for Gore.
Tua trained with animals to prepare for Lewis
November 10, 2000
A monkey in a diaper attended David Tua’s final workout Thursday for his challenge to heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. The lion and tiger remained caged. Tua has prepared for Saturday night’s fight at the Prince Ranch, about a 20-minute drive out in the desert from the Las Vegas strip.
Congressman wants TV to explain botched call
November 10, 2000
A House telecommunications panel launched an investigation Thursday into what led news organizations to prematurely call Democrat Al Gore the winner in Florida and whether that depressed voter turnout elsewhere in the country.
Coach, two Park University soccer players killed
Traffic accident on icy stretch of Interstate-70 claims three lives
November 10, 2000
The coach and two players from the Park University women’s soccer team were killed Thursday in a traffic accident while on their way to a postseason tournament. Two other players injured in the crash on an icy stretch of Interstate 70 near Concordia in Lafayette County were released from a Warrensburg hospital after treatment there, the university said.
Local Briefs
November 10, 2000
KU women announce recruiting class Gymnastics reunion slated for ex-Jayhawks HINU tournament set
St. John’s outlasts Kentucky
Glover hits late free throws to lift Red Storm
November 10, 2000
Omar Cook didn’t take long to make his mark on St. John’s basketball. The freshman point guard lived up to the hype Thursday night as the Red Storm beat No. 12 Kentucky 62-61 in the opening round of the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic.
John Dougherty
November 10, 2000
Hinrich fuels Jayhawks’ offense
KU soph erupts for 21 points
November 10, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kirk Hinrich is a rookie no longer. “It’s just a big difference from your freshman year to being a sophomore,” said soph point guard Hinrich, who exploded for a career-high 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting in Kansas’ 99-98 win over UCLA on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Arafat willing to talk peace
November 10, 2000
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Thursday he would be willing to attend another Middle East summit, with President Clinton as host, provided it was well-prepared “to ensure its success.”
Arbitrator upholds Smith ruling
Contract with Timberwolves was voided by commissioner
November 10, 2000
Joe Smith was looking for a new team Thursday after an arbitrator upheld the penalties issued against him by NBA commissioner David Stern. “I think the league has made it very clear that they would like Joe to play somewhere other than here,” Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said.
City hopes to have new bus system rolling Dec. 16
November 10, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood With the arrival of buses this week, the wheels finally are turning for the Lawrence Transit System. Five of the 12 buses are parked outside the new offices of city transit provider MV Transportation at 930 E. 30th St.
CBS can’t lure Knight
November 10, 2000
Bob Knight is not headed to a TV booth any time soon. Knight, fired in September after nearly 30 years as Indiana’s coach, had talks with CBS Sports about a job as a college basketball commentator, but the sides did not come to an agreement.
Woods continues PGA gripes
Tiger wants control of how his image is marketed
November 10, 2000
Tiger Woods stood his ground Thursday in his criticism of the PGA Tour, saying his complaint is about getting control of his own marketing rights, not about more TV money.
Jayhawks’ objective is to ‘rattle Simms’
Allen says Texas doesn’t lose much with quarterback switch in wake of Applewhite injury
November 10, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock For the longest time, Texas football coach Mack Brown couldn’t decide between his quarterbacks. He finally settled on Major Applewhite, who now holds 41 UT offensive records. Then, last week Applewhite suffered a sprained knee against Texas Tech, and again the job fell to sophomore Chris Simms.
A grand opening
KU begins season with win over Bruins in Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
November 10, 2000
By Gary Bedore Wall Street might want to start selling options in a hot new stock. “That was ‘bucket trading’ out there tonight,” Kansas forward Drew Gooden said after scoring 18 points in the Jayhawks’ 99-98 first-round Coaches Vs. Cancer victory over UCLA Thursday to kick off the college basketball season. Yes, the teams traded baskets a lot at Madison Square Garden in a game that featured what KU’s Kenny Gregory termed “terrible” defense.
Absentee outcome hard to project
Analysts say overseas voters an eclectic mix but often lean Republican
November 10, 2000
The tight recount in Florida may give the last word on the presidential election to a relative handful of overseas voters who are eclectic, often conservative and usually an electoral afterthought. Several thousand ballots are expected from overseas absentee voters, who include a large concentration of military personnel, globe-trotting business people and a smaller number of dual citizens living in Israel. They must have their ballots postmarked by Nov. 7 and received for counting by Nov. 17.
Wonder Boys’ gets rare opportunity with rerelease
November 10, 2000
Thanks to a mea culpa and new marketing strategy from the top echelons at Paramount, “Wonder Boys” is rising from the ashes of last winter’s movie schedule with a rare rerelease.
Uncertainty about vote leaves Bush in awkward position
November 10, 2000
Two days after George W. Bush thought he became the “president-elect,” major questions remain about whether he really is. And no one is certain when the Texas governor will emerge from the excruciating political limbo that has caused all kinds of inconveniences.
Gore returning to D.C. confident of Florida victory
November 10, 2000
Vice President Al Gore, increasingly convinced he won the state of Florida in Tuesday’s election, returned to the capital Thursday night and instructed top aides to relocate his political team in Washington.
Free agent total at 129
November 10, 2000
San Diego reliever Randy Myers and Tampa Bay infielder Ozzie Guillen filed for free agency Thursday, leaving the total at 129 with one day remaining.
Selig to address payroll disparity
November 10, 2000
The way this offseason is shaping up, baseball’s disparity problem doesn’t figure to lessen. The sport’s biggest spenders are the leading contenders for the biggest prizes on the free agent market, which would only increase the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Mariners buy rights to Japanese star
Cleveland offers free agent Ramirez seven-year contract for $119 million
November 10, 2000
The Seattle Mariners agreed to pay more than $13 million for the right to talk to a player few have seen play. Starting this weekend, teams will bring out the real big money.
NFL Briefs
November 10, 2000
Raider receiver Rison sentenced to probation Vikings’ Carter fined $5,000 Alternate juror selected in Carruth murder trial Ex-Patriot Meggett sues over foot injury Bucs’ White fined $7,500 by league Ex-Steeler arrested Bills’ Flutie to start
Yellow Jackets sting Virginia
November 10, 2000
This time, there was no stirring comeback, no thrilling finish. George Godsey directed No. 24 Georgia Tech to touchdowns on its first three possessions and the Yellow Jackets thoroughly dominated Virginia in a 35-0 victory Thursday night.
Florida final a week away
November 10, 2000
George W. Bush’s lead over Al Gore in crucial Florida shrank to fewer than 300 votes by unofficial count Thursday with allegations of irregularities swirling and ballots from overseas residents still to be counted.
Sideline
November 10, 2000
BASEBALL - Baker top NL skipper NFL - Stubblefield charge dropped
Aggies to test top-ranked Sooners
November 10, 2000
After 23 years, Texas A&M gets another shot at the No. 1 team in the nation. The last time, on Nov. 26, 1977, No. 1 Texas came to College Station and beat the Aggies 57-28 dropping Texas A&M to 0-8 against top-ranked teams in the AP poll.
Columbus snaps Sharks’ unbeaten streak
November 10, 2000
In bits and pieces of three years in the NHL, Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre never heard the horn signal that he scored. “I finally got it out of the way,” he said Thursday night after scoring once and assisting on another goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets ended the San Jose Sharks’ nine-game unbeaten streak with a 5-2 victory.
Change to Electoral College possible, election official says
November 10, 2000
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says while the Electoral College may be an outmoded idea, he’s not ready to see it dumped. The state’s chief election officer said Thursday that there are better ways, including changing the system so that electoral votes would be proportional rather than the winner-take-all method in each state.
Nation briefs
November 10, 2000
Murder suspect surrenders Grad students vote to unionize Murderer executed despite appeals
Bush: Quicker election resolved the better
November 10, 2000
(Updated 3 p.m. Friday) Three days after America voted, aides to presidential rivals George W. Bush and Al Gore clashed Friday over a disputed vote count in make-or-break Florida. “The quicker this gets resolved the better off it is for the nation,” said the Texas governor, while the vice president’s aides left open the possibility of a court challenge.
Florida oddity
November 10, 2000
Lawrence briefs
November 10, 2000
LINK to provide Thanksgiving dinner Extension sponsors festival Dance-a-thon benefits home-building fund KU to stage modern version of Jack London classic
Balloting case a legal tangle
Florida courts may decide outcome of election
November 10, 2000
No presidential election in U.S. history has ever been decided because of federal or state court action, so if they choose to go to court to reverse the apparent results of Florida’s elections, Vice President Al Gore and his supporters would be venturing into uncharted legal and political territory.
Formal White House dinner celebrates history
November 10, 2000
As the nation awaited word on its next chief executive, three former presidents joined President Clinton at the White House on Thursday night to celebrate the mansion’s two centuries as a symbol of leadership and continuity.
Pistons halt slide
Detroit claims 108-94 victory over Nets
November 10, 2000
In a game in which the New Jersey Nets didn’t come to play, Jerry Stackhouse and rest of the Detroit Pistons did. Stackhouse scored 29 points and Eric Montross stunned his former teammates with season-highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Nets, 108-94, Thursday night.
Sunshine State casts shadow here
November 10, 2000
By Erwin Seba In Lawrence and around the nation, people began asking Thursday whether the unfinished presidential election is leading the nation into an unprecedented crisis. For Lawrence activist Delores Tolar, a former teacher, the answer is yes.
Bradley Commons
November 10, 2000
Rate hike in hands of appeals court
Judge expresses concerns about possible gas-price inequity
November 10, 2000
The fate of a rate hike for residential customers of Peoples Natural Gas and Kansas Public Service is before an appeals court that heard arguments on it Wednesday.
Generational politics at a turning point
November 10, 2000
Every vote counts. If ever that cliche had meaning, it was in Election 2000.
Schools begin budget review
November 10, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school district Thursday embarked on a budget review process that may send sacred cows to slaughter. Supt. Randy Weseman convened a 15-member committee of administrators, teachers and school board members to conduct reviews of existing and proposed academic or nonacademic programs in the district.
Nation briefs
November 10, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Cheese recalled for possible contamination GOP drops effort in investigate Census Teens accused of multiple sexual assaults Non-English Internet names OK’d
Election highlights a nation divided
November 10, 2000
On Thursday, while the nation still awaited the results of the bitterly contested presidential race, Gov. Tom Carper of Delaware, a Democrat, climbed into a carriage with the Republican senator he had defeated in Tuesday’s voting, William Roth, for the “Return Day” ceremonies in Georgetown, Del.
Who could ask for more?
Kansas-UCLA matchup, as you would expect, was a classic
November 10, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Wow, what a game. Sometimes when you’re supposed to sit intently and analyze every tenth of a second, every nuance, every missed or made free throw, every turnover and every coaching decision, you just have to sit back and ooh and aah.
News briefs
November 10, 2000
School shooter given 40 years Citizenship test waiver allowed Donation sways bribery charge Cattle stranded after snow storms Waco prosecutor indicted
Media has missed a few calls
Truman-Dewey, Gore-Bush not only wrong headlines
November 10, 2000
A close election. A confused result. And a revolutionary, wireless technology meant to bring news to people instantly.
A strong system, weak leaders
November 10, 2000
Only in America.
Wholesale prices increase, but ‘core’ inflation falls
November 10, 2000
Wholesale inflation edged up in October as sharply higher costs for food and natural gas swamped the biggest drop in car prices in 10 years. Even with the advance, economists believe the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates unchanged next week.
Traders await election outcome
Recount request sends stocks plunging, but Wall Street recovers
November 10, 2000
Investors rattled by the prospect of a prolonged presidential election stalemate sent stocks plunging Thursday when Democrats dug in for a legal fight to win the White House. Shares regained most of the ground by the close, but Wall Street still was anxious while the election’s outcome remained in doubt.
Spirituality
November 10, 2000
Shroud of Turin plant pollen under question Vatican, Ukraine discuss possible papal visit Diocese to check backgrounds of prospective priests
Strawberry to remain in Tampa jail for week
November 10, 2000
Darryl Strawberry was jailed for at least another week by a judge who warned him Thursday to resume his treatment for colon cancer “or you are history.” Judge Florence Foster also told the New York Yankees slugger that he would get no more chances to end his repeated drug use, and his next violation would land him in prison.
Briefs
November 10, 2000
Japan wins game with major leaguers, 1-0 Yankees decline Canseco’s option Marlins agree to deal with veteran Bones Pirates appoint skippers for minor league teams Cubs name skippers for minor league teams
Special extols POWs’ spirit of survival
Survivors of Vietnamese prison camps seen in ‘Return with Honor’
November 10, 2000
A grainy, black-and-white image appears of a young, barefoot American being escorted through a Vietnam village, his head sloppily bandaged.
Frightening situation
November 10, 2000
It’s time for political attack dogs to get out of the way and let the Democratic process run its course.
People
November 10, 2000
A Branson brouhaha On the road again Spice Girls trash hotel Madonna settles down Ben, Gwyn are NOT dating
Daily ticker
November 10, 2000
Religious news
November 10, 2000
Some Jews concerned over intermarriage Conservatives lead Missouri Baptists Baylor ousts advocate of ‘intelligent design’
No excuse for flawed ballots
November 10, 2000
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday: How can it be that a presidential election, one of the most important and closely fought in the nation’s history, may be decided because of a badly designed ballot in a single county in the United States?
Community pools resources to assist uninsured
November 10, 2000
By Dave Ranney For the uninsured, getting in to see a doctor, dentist or optometrist is a daunting task. But in Lawrence there’s help. At least a dozen programs stand ready to steer the needy through the health care maze.
Voting irregularities extend beyond Florida
Ballot access, long lines, registration snafus are common complaints
November 10, 2000
Weird enough that the voting machine was broken, says Bridget Dickerson. But the polling place worker was downright infuriating.
Cummings sparks UCLA
Backup scores team-high 24 points in college debut
November 10, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Funny thing about UCLA freshman forward T.J. Cummings. His first name is Robert and his middle name is Tyrell. He doesn’t go by R.T., though. T.J. stands for Terry Jr., as in the son of Terry Cummings, the former NBA and DePaul standout.