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Arts Notes
November 12, 2000
Duo to perform upbeat folk, pop Auction raises money for photography group
Arts Notes
November 12, 2000
Antiques session on political memorabilia Odd collection? Call Crown Center KU alum to perform piano concerto
Travel Briefs
November 12, 2000
Private islands popular places for celebrities Museum tells story of rockets, atomic bomb Sydney, San Francisco tops in magazine survey
Elaborate carvings decorate Victorian sideboards
November 12, 2000
Bigger has become better again in furniture. The oversized, high-ceilinged rooms of modern homes need large, tall pieces of furniture. One of the Victorian shapes that is back in demand among collectors is the tall, carved sideboard. It was the most important piece in a well-furnished dining room.
Kansas Woodwinds to appear at KU
November 12, 2000
The Kansas Woodwinds will perform four chamber music pieces during a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
Election loss results in ‘brief’ service
November 12, 2000
By Joel J. Gold I have survived our recent noisy election just barely, as I did the only political campaign I have ever really gotten involved in. Unlike this year’s national election with its nightly tracking polls, yammering political pundits and strident television commercials, mine was a smaller and quieter one. It was not kinder or gentler, but it was over more quickly and taught me serious lessons about politics and about life.
Punishment hurts mother, too
November 12, 2000
By Marsha Henry Goff Now that I’m pretty sure the statute of limitations has expired and I’m reasonably safe from prosecution, I’m prepared to admit that I spanked my children. The operative word is “spanked,” mind you, not “beat.” Although not an every- month occurrence, on occasion I found myself delivering a healthy smack on the bum where it would do a kid the most good.
People, Faces, & Things
November 12, 2000
Dear Santa: Please bring us a hit
After dismal box-office summer, Hollywood has something to prove
November 12, 2000
In the best of all worlds, the new holiday season will supply the following answers: Is there hope for Hollywood? After a dismal summer, “Meet the Parents” hinted that mainstream moviemakers could still craft a hit that would find critical favor. Will such holiday ornaments as “What Women Want” and “The Family Man” contain substance as well as polish?
Election outcome uncertain, yet certainties exist
November 12, 2000
Well, here I am at my little keyboard, duty-bound to write something about the election. But it’s 10:45 a.m. the day after and we don’t know who won, and may not for days or even weeks. So I have to throw out all my notes about wind-turbine stocks doing well under Gore and oil-drillers living happily ever after under Bush.
Power play hits South Iowa
Best Buy, Home Depot angle for spot at embattled corner
November 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan On a sheet of paper 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, the battle lines for Lawrence’s retail future are being drawn.
Military exploits often exaggerated
Phony war ‘heroes’ do disservice to country
November 12, 2000
If Joseph Shearer could say one thing to men and women in uniform this Veterans Day, it would be this: I’m sorry. Shearer, 64, is an Army veteran who was caught lying about his military record.
Tar Heels tower over Tulsa
Forte, Haywood lead North Carolina to 2-0 start under Doherty
November 12, 2000
Matt Doherty tricked an old friend and won the NABC Classic on Saturday night. Tulsa coach Buzz Peterson, Doherty’s former teammate at North Carolina in the 1980s, could have expected big games from Joseph Forte and Brendan Haywood in a 91-81 loss.
Briefly
November 12, 2000
Peltier’s artworks to be displayed Students to collect food for needy families Ottawa board to review superintendent’s work Baker student newspaper rated an ‘All-American’ Two groups receive safe, drug-free school grants
Let the debate begin
November 12, 2000
Replace the Electoral College Keep the Electoral College
Arts Notes
November 12, 2000
Atlanta Ballet brings ‘Peter Pan’ to JCCC Scott publishes book on Internet Center accepting plays for annual contest
Organ grinder just loves to play music
Retired engineer is among rare group of performers in the United States
November 12, 2000
Maybe it’s the festive melodies, or the monkey that tips its hat or his infectious laugh, but people can’t seem to help but smile and laugh when Tom Griffith performs. Griffith, of Hays, is an organ grinder one of fewer than 100 performing in the United States.
Faces and Places
November 12, 2000
UT’s Williams, Mitchell double trouble for KU
Texas-KU Notebook
November 12, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock All week, Kansas University’s football team talked about all the weapons Texas had at its disposal. As it turns out, the Longhorns just needed two.
Downtown businesses make stink about sewer water
November 12, 2000
By Erwin Seba Several business owners in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street think they know where the sewer water in their basements came from. It began flooding into their basements the night of Nov. 1. Receiving the most water was the Area I building at 932 Mass. “It was flowing in a stream that big,” said James Salyer, holding up his hand to make a one-inch circle.
L.A. prosecutor voted out
Losing high-profile cases doomed Dist. Atty. Garcetti
November 12, 2000
A day after Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti was soundly beaten at the polls by challenger Steve Cooley, he told reporters: “The people have spoken.”
Transitions not always smooth
Presidential changes bring staggering amount of work, baggage
November 12, 2000
As the presidential candidates publicly battle over who will occupy the Oval Office next year, both camps have begun deciding who will be taking over the rest of the White House and the Executive Branch.
New Mexico vote now almost dead even
November 12, 2000
While Florida elections officials carried out a contested recount of ballots from Tuesday’s presidential race, the bumpy count in New Mexico rests at a hair-slim margin of four votes, with Texas Gov. George W. Bush edging ahead of Vice President Al Gore.
Longhorns ‘hung in there’ against Jayhawks
November 12, 2000
By Levi Chronister After falling behind by two scores, Texas fought out of its initial doldrums and dominated the rest of its 51-16 victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Horoscopes
November 12, 2000
Spurs rip Grizzlies
Duncan nets 20 in 91-78 win
November 12, 2000
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November 12, 2000
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Wildcats turn back Huskers - KANSAS STATE 29, NEBRASKA 28
Kansas State one victory away from Big 12 North championship
November 12, 2000
On a cold and snowy night, the Kansas State Wildcats got everything they were wishing for. The Wildcats not only edged a Nebraska team that had beaten them 31 times in the last 32 years, but also put themselves in a strong position for a second shot at No. 1 Oklahoma.
National Briefs
November 12, 2000
Washington, D.C. - CIA workers had secret chat room Wyoming - Record-setting cold hits Rockies California - Couple kill each other in duel Florida - Cranes, planes and auto-migration
Roundup
Missouri blasts past Baylor, 47-22
November 12, 2000
Missouri redshirt freshman Darius Outlaw was too much for the Baylor Bears to handle on Saturday. Outlaw threw two touchdown passes to Justin Gage and ran for another score as Missouri broke a four-game losing streak with a 47-22 victory.
Jayhawk ‘habitat’ extends across U.S.
November 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Along Pennsylvania Highway 130, southeast of Pittsburgh and between Monroeville and Greensburg, there is a little town that makes Lawrence, Kan., not quite so precious. That other little town would be Jeannette, population 11,000, home of that mythical, funny-looking bird: the Jayhawk.
Tainted victories often undermine presidency
History shows tough times ahead for winner
November 12, 2000
Three U.S. presidents have captured the White House while losing the popular vote, but their victories were considered tainted and their legitimacy was undermined. Governing was often difficult if not impossible.
Going once, going twice, sold by another con artist
As popularity of online auctions has grown, so has incidence of fraud
November 12, 2000
Ken Valliere thought he finally had landed a great deal. He was the high bidder in an online auction for a digital camera. The West Warwick, R.I., resident sent $265 through Western Union to the seller, anxious to get the camera so he could photograph some of his own items he wanted to sell online.
Kansas State students veto activity center
November 12, 2000
Students at Kansas State University strongly rejected a proposal to add a $4.8 million student activity center to the school’s Student Union.
KU secondary can’t hook ‘Horns
Texas’ Williams scores three TDs, finishes with four catches for 180 yards
November 12, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Really, truly, seriously the Kansas University secondary was the reason the Jayhawks were able to keep any hope of beating Texas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Ear plugs could solve restless rooster problems
November 12, 2000
Texas barbecues KU - TEXAS 51, KANSAS 16
Longhorns erase early deficit as well as Jayhawks’ postseason hopes
November 12, 2000
Kansas talked as if Texas had the Jayhawks’ number. But the Longhorns played more like they had the Jayhawks’ playbook. After bolting to a two-touchdown lead in the first five minutes, the Jayhawks scored just two points the rest of the way, gained a total of 236 total yards and surrendered 637 in a 51-16 loss to UT on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Late goal boosts Flyers past Senators
November 12, 2000
Simon Gagne scored from just inside the red line early in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat Ottawa 4-3 Saturday, giving the Senators consecutive losses for the first time this season.
San Francisco struggling on defense
November 12, 2000
For a longtime defensive coach like Gunther Cunningham, the Kansas City Chiefs’ performance in last week’s 49-31 loss at Oakland was a slap in the face. That’s nothing compared to the pounding Jim Mora has been taking all season long. Cunningham, who coached alongside Mora for four years with the Chargers in the late 1980s, has a special spot in his heart for the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator. But he’ll still try to add to Mora’s misery when the Chiefs visit the 49ers today.
Lewis dominates Tua
British boxer retains IBF, WBC heavyweight belts
November 12, 2000
New mum’s the word
November 12, 2000
If you forgot to pinch back your chrysanthemum buds by the Fourth of July and were are disappointed this fall by lanky stems and puny flowers, there is a new trouble-free variety for you.
Tool time
Proper cleaning, storage can save money next spring
November 12, 2000
By Carol Boncella Our garden tools rate better care than being tossed thoughtlessly into the garage or shed at the end of the gardening season. They have served us well digging into soil, cultivating beds, planting bulbs, cutting flowers and snipping vines. They have helped us pull weeds, mow lawns, rake leaves, water vegetables and haul stuff.
Perennial beds need trimming, fertilizing
November 12, 2000
By Bruce Chlandy The short days and cool nights encourage many of the perennial plants to go dormant and prepare for a long winter’s nap. With this in mind, fall is a good time to clean up annual and perennial flower beds. Although many gardeners have put their tools away for the winter, there are still a few gardening chores that need tending. Here is a brief list of flower bed “to do’s” that can be finished this weekend.
Pavilion attracts visitors
Butterfly center offers hands-on lessons in biology
November 12, 2000
Three-year-old Elizabeth Maller calls herself a shybaby, but that doesn’t stop her from holding a Chilean Rose Hair tarantula. So, what can her mother do? “Well, if my 3-year-old daughter can do it, I guess I should be able to do it, too,” said Janice Maller. Mission accomplished for the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, created in July 1995 to help people appreciate, and yes, even like, insects.
From election to comics, rambling rules
November 12, 2000
By Calder Pickett Well, it’s been some time since I’ve done some rambling, so I want to make some comments, mainly about what some folks would term unimportant matters. It’s too late to write about the election. If Bush was elected I’m glad my video remotes have mute buttons.
Quilt rack adds country tone to home
November 12, 2000
By Don and Dave Runyan, Special to the Journal-World Remember winter nights spent at grandma’s house in the country? There was always a handmade quilt on the rack next to the bed for those nights when a cold draft found its way into the house and the fire in the wood-burning stove went out.
Rock fans should answer the ‘Call of the Wild’
November 12, 2000
By Jan Biles If you love the tales of Jack London and rock musicals, then you’ll want to check out University Theatre’s production of “Call of the Wild.” The 2 1/2-hour show brings London’s classic adventures “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang” to life with great acting and storytelling, strong singing, interesting choreography and outstanding design work.
Modern dance reflects black culture for Alvin Ailey company
November 12, 2000
The 31-member Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center. The program will include “Grace,” choreography by Ronald K. Brown; “Double Exposure,” choreography by Judith Jamison, the company’s artistic director; and “Pilgrim of Sorrow,” “Take Me to the Water” and “Move, Members, Move” from “Revelations,” choreography by Ailey.
Will ‘Rocky Horror’ rock Broadway?
November 12, 2000
Break out the fishnet stockings and rubber gloves! “The Rocky Horror Show” is about to open at Circle in the Square, and the sci-fi rock musical can only be fun if middle-aged, middle-Americans leave their middle-class sensibilities at home.
Birds of a feather
Rare swan, sparrows seen at Baker Wetlands
November 12, 2000
By Dave Ranney A tiny sparrow and a giant swan have been sighted at the Baker Wetlands, causing a stir among area birdwatchers. A lone tundra swan was seen Oct. 28 in the northwest corner of the wetlands by Alexis Powell, a chemistry teacher at Lawrence High School, and Kylee Sharp, a biology teacher in Olathe.
News Briefs
November 12, 2000
New Mexico - Prison guards injured in riot Atlanta - Delta warns pilots against strike France - Mad cow spurs feed restrictions Brazil - Teen-age campers killed
Consider these tips to protect investments
November 12, 2000
If you are planning to buy from an online seller, consider these tips to protect your investment:
On the record
November 12, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
November 12, 2000
McLouth, Oskaloosa boards meet Monday Art Guild sponsors ‘Art and the Press’ event
Business Briefcase
November 12, 2000
Survey: Napster could expect tech-friendly jury pool Entrepreneurs: Spooky start-ups gain popularity Motley Fool: Name that company
Adeline Eldora Hedden
November 12, 2000
Alice H. Chapman
November 12, 2000
Dolores J. Justus
November 12, 2000
KU Briefs
November 12, 2000
Historian’s book focuses on wars’ ends French actor to perform Ionesco’s ‘The Lesson’
Rain, snow slow travel on I-70
November 12, 2000
Travelers in northwest Kansas sought refuge at a National Guard Armory on Saturday after a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow made for hazardous driving.
Jayhawks’ Gregory earns vindication in New York
November 12, 2000
By Chuck Woodling After being frozen out in Alaska, Kenny Gregory finally broke the ice in the Big Apple. Gregory, Kansas University’s senior forward, was named most outstanding performer in the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic late Friday night.
Dismal prediction not likely to dampen hunters’ enthusiasm
November 12, 2000
This summer’s drought could make this a difficult season for hunters during upland bird season, which opened this weekend. The Kansas Wildlife and Parks reports that the dry conditions could translate into decreased numbers of quail and pheasants because they caused a lack of cover for birds.
Topeka has ‘dead cow’s curve’
Cattle truck crash is third this year
November 12, 2000
Seventeen cattle were killed when a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 70 in downtown Topeka, said a veterinarian caring for the surviving animals.
Volunteers keep eye on valuable horses
Horse-sitters help protect million-dollar steeds
November 12, 2000
One set of grandparents has a new mission, much different than changing diapers or telling bedtime stories. Their charges now require a different diet and maintenance including, at times, hay.
County administrator’s contract up for review
November 12, 2000
Douglas County commissioners Monday will discuss a proposed contract for the county administrator. Commissioners have not considered a contract for Craig Weinaug during his eight-year tenure as the administrator.
Professor makes own bit of history with H.O.P.E. award
William Tuttle, professor of history, American Studies, this year’s winner
November 12, 2000
William Tuttle has more than earned the respect of his students. The Kansas University history and American studies professor was selected by those students to receive this year’s Honor for Outstanding Progressive Educator, or H.O.P.E. award.
Hijacked plane lands in Israel
November 12, 2000
A hijacked Russian airliner with 58 people aboard was allowed to land early today in Israel, and Prime Minister Ehud Barak postponed a meeting with President Clinton on Mideast peace to deal with the crisis, officials said.
Bloody day in Mideast conflict
November 12, 2000
An especially nasty day and night of fighting left eight Palestinians and one Israeli soldier dead Saturday as Israel’s prime minister readied for crisis talks with President Clinton and people here resigned themselves to a bleak future of protracted guerrilla warfare.
Eagles outlast UAB
Blazers push Southern Miss to two overtimes
November 12, 2000
Southern Mississippi got back to its winning ways, though it took a few extra plays. A week after getting blown out by Louisville, Jeff Kelly threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Dawayne Woods in the second overtime as the No. 25 Golden Eagles beat Alabama-Birmingham 33-30 Saturday.
Rolling on the Broadway river
Former Kansas University student in cast of touring ‘Show Boat’
November 12, 2000
By Jan Biles Singer-actress Jackie Cutburth wasn’t having a good day last Sunday. She had just come off a week’s vacation from the national tour of “Show Boat” and was trying to reach the show’s next stop Wichita Falls, Tex. But the thunderstorms wreaking havoc over the Lonestar State put a damper on her plans.
The writing Walkers
Women write of their black, white and Jewish family
November 12, 2000
Alice Walker’s life has been one headlong charge against racial barriers. She overcame her sharecroppers’ childhood to emerge as a civil rights activist, and she challenged Southern law by marrying a white, Jewish lawyer.
WWII vets honored in D.C.
Memorial begun for ‘greatest generation’
November 12, 2000
The “greatest generation” the Americans who endured the Depression, fought World War II overseas and at home and painstakingly built the prosperity that followed had a reunion Saturday on the Mall.
170 die in tunnel inferno
November 12, 2000
A cable car crammed to capacity with skiers and snowboarders caught fire Saturday while being pulled through an Alpine tunnel, trapping the passengers deep inside a mountain and killing about 170 people many of them children and teen-agers.
Refusal to prosecute rape case enrages Lawrence resident
Officials exchange blame; alleged victim feels betrayed
November 12, 2000
By Nadia Mustafa Allison says she was raped Feb. 14. The day of the alleged assault, the 20-year-old Lawrence resident went to the police. They asked her some questions and then escorted her to the hospital, where she underwent a medical examination, including testing for semen and noting the locations of the purple and blue bruises all over her body.
Bush bound for court
Texas governor aims to halt manual recounts in Florida
November 12, 2000
Republicans sent the 2000 presidential race into the federal courts Saturday at the same time election officials in one of Florida’s 67 counties completed a laborious hand recount sought by Vice President Al Gore. “We’re all in limbo,” said George W. Bush at the end of a week of political turmoil.
Federal funds to aid assault-prevention programs
November 12, 2000
Douglas County Rape Victim/Survivor Services and the Franklin County Health Department have received funds to help prevent sexual assault against women and children.
UN issues refugees stamps
November 12, 2000
“Respect for Refugees” is the theme of the latest stamp set issued by the United Nations Postal Administration. There are three commemorative stamps, three souvenir sheets and a souvenir card to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UN office that supervises the international refugee program.
Icy weather changes bird migration patterns
November 12, 2000
More than 100 migrating birds that have literally fallen from the skies in recent days may make it to the South this year a little late after having their wings defrosted in Kansas.
Lawrence City Commission
November 12, 2000
Commission moves along on improvements for 31st Street.
Separation issue
November 12, 2000
Noisy practice
November 12, 2000
The ballot problem in Palm Beach: It’s an arrow thing
November 12, 2000
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald I think it’s an arrow thing. I’m talking about this deal with the ballots in Palm Beach County. As the whole world knows by now, thanks to Florida, the presidential election has come to a grinding halt. Lawsuits are being filed.
Extra millions won’t go very far
Budget expected to be tight next year
November 12, 2000
Mention $110 million, and for most Kansans visions of wealth and opulence spring to mind. Just how far would that much money go? If $110 million in dollar bills were laid end to end, the line would stretch from the Statehouse to somewhere in eastern Nevada. But when it comes to the state budget, the line of wealth and opulence is much shorter.
Town, country split in election
Most of Lawrence votes Gore; western areas choose Bush
November 12, 2000
By Mike Shields No matter Florida. Lawrence’s heart belongs to Al Gore. And so does the east side. But drive west of Monterey Way and you’re traveling in upscale Dubya Bubba country. Gore carried all but a dozen precincts in Lawrence. And of those that went to George W. Bush, only one wasn’t in far West Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 25 and 40 years ago today
November 12, 2000
Far from crisis
November 12, 2000
For some, war memories never die
Veterans Day 2000 observed in region with parade, ceremonies
November 12, 2000
By Mike Belt Ed Crabb stood with his hand over his heart and thought of his brother as he watched the release of 500 balloons Saturday. The 83-year-old Williamsburg man was one of about 50 people who braved a bitterly cold wind to attend a brief Veterans Day ceremony at the Franklin County War Memorial in downtown Ottawa.
Ride it out
November 12, 2000
Trends
November 12, 2000
The last of the yuppies A new crew Touched by an angel Robots in their infancy
Florida ballots were clearly illegal
November 12, 2000
By Behnam Dayanim and Hamilton Loeb Special to the Los Angeles Times Of course not every presidential election is conducted perfectly. Of course there are stray irregularities in polling places across the country. We can’t expect differently in a system that is staffed mostly by volunteers doing civic duty for one day every four years.
Changing the rules after the game
November 12, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group So the Clinton-Gore era culminates with an election as stained as the blue dress, a Democratic chorus complaining that the Constitution should not be the controlling legal authority, and Clinton’s understudy dispatching lawyers to litigate this: “It depends on what the meaning of ‘vote’ is.”
Mideast questions
November 12, 2000
Journal-World Editorials The conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians seem to defy any solutions.
Previous attacks in Yemen failed
November 12, 2000
At least three plots against American targets in Yemen failed in the past year before last month’s suicide bombing of the USS Cole, Yemeni sources close to the investigation said Saturday.
Bosnians choose new leaders
November 12, 2000
Bosnians voted Saturday in nationwide elections to determine whether this war-ravaged country follows its Balkan neighbors and rejects ethnic parties that led them into war.
World Briefs
November 12, 2000
Yugoslavia - Prison guards strike Algeria - Quake rattles rural area Lebanon - Buildings collapse
U.S. backed drug lord manhunt, paper reports
November 12, 2000
U.S. experts played an extensive role in funding and guiding the Colombian authorities who hunted down and killed cocaine lord Pablo Escobar, according to an investigation by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Counting machines inaccurate
November 12, 2000
Think every vote counts? Problems with automated vote-counting equipment, especially the computer card punch type used in south Florida, have been well documented, said Rebecca Mercuri, a visiting professor of computer science at Bryn Mawr College.
Costs, tradition keep voting technology outdated
November 12, 2000
Cash machines are everywhere, two in five Americans own cell phones, handheld computers are hot and the digital revolution is on fast-forward.
NAACP documents voting irregularities
November 12, 2000
Donnise DeSouza waited until 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday to go to the polls so she could pick up her son after work and take him with her.
Porter sparks OU men
November 12, 2000
Sophomore Tony Porter erupted for a game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ottawa to a 89-67 basketball romp of Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday. Porter connected on 12 of 17 shots from the field. Porter and the other four OU starters scored in double figures. Ricky Bulmer had 14 points and Nathan Warner added 13. Dustin McGuire and Nick Young chipped in 12 apiece. Jason Smith scored 14 to pace HINU.
Bush team planning for new administration
November 12, 2000
George W. Bush took to his Texas ranch Saturday, along with his running mate and a top aide, to “contemplate a potential administration” under his charge.
Wildcats clobber Jayhawks
November 12, 2000
By Christina Woods Kansas State University rode the purple wave back to Manhattan on Saturday night after handing Kansas University its second straight sweep, 15-12, 15-8, 15-1.
BU bashes Missouri Valley
QB Schuck sparks Wildcats to 52-14 rout in finale
November 12, 2000
Senior quarterback Levi Schuck threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns as Baker defeated Missouri Valley 52-14 in the Heart of America Conference on Saturday. Baker (8-2, 7-2 HAAC), ranked No. 23 in the NAIA, scored five times in the second quarter to take a 37-0 halftime lead.
National Briefs
November 12, 2000
Cyberspace - Mistaken newspapers up for auction New York - Pickle pollster predicts presidential race Washington, D.C. - Mrs. Gore thanks protesters
Court-appointed guardian follows children’s interests
November 12, 2000