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Gore calls for taking time needed for untainted count
November 13, 2000
(Updated 3:21 p.m. Monday) Vice President Al Gore, combatant in a deeply unsettled presidential race, said Monday it is important to “spend the days necessary” to determine a winner in the race for the White House. He said he doubted that either he or his Republican rival wanted a victory tainted by mistake or misinterpretation.
Business Briefcase
November 13, 2000
Seminar: Professor to talk about estate planning Finances: Accountants offer description of indexes
On The Money - Tax-deferred annuities
November 13, 2000
Tax-deferred annuities, a type of investments sold by insurance companies, offer a good way to sock money away for retirement.
Financial aid for education tends to miss low-income families
November 13, 2000
The country is loaded with tax-sheltered college savings and investment plans. State-run college-investment plans. Education IRAs. Education tax breaks for savings bonds. And the politicians keep proposing more.
Investors turn to mutual funds
Experts help whittle down list of options to pick from
November 13, 2000
Following one of the most volatile months ever in the stock market, many investors finally may have decided to stop chasing the Nasdaq cyber rockets and return to the more sedate world of mutual funds.
Where wireless will connect
November 13, 2000
Consumers are unlikely to do much shopping with wireless gadgets over the next few years, analysts say, but they’ll find plenty of other new ways to use the growing data capabilities of their hand-held machines.
Saturday’s Late Game
Beavers dominate Arizona
November 13, 2000
In a season that just keeps getting better for Oregon State, the 10th-ranked Beavers won at Arizona for the first time, keeping their Rose Bowl hopes alive with a 33-9 victory late Saturday night.
Junior Colleges - Top-ranked Garden City stops No. 3 Butler in 4 OTs
Grizzlies had won consecutive national titles
November 13, 2000
Corey Jenkins threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Adam Coulter on the first play of the fourth overtime Sunday, giving Garden City a 23-17 win over Butler County in the Jayhawk Conference title game.
New Orleans running back Williams breaks ankle
Saints’ franchise player goes down late in victory over Panthers
November 13, 2000
Ricky Williams broke his ankle and Jim Miller tore his Achilles’ tendon Sunday, sidelining the Saints’ star running back for 6-8 weeks and the Chicago quarterback for the season.
Comets’ coach leads list of 10
College women tab Hall members
November 13, 2000
Van Chancellor, coach of WNBA’s Houston Comets, and Illinois coach Theresa Grentz are among 10 new inductees to the women’s basketball Hall of Fame.
No. 1 UConn prevails
November 13, 2000
How do you improve on a team that breezed through the Final Four by an average of 30 points a game? Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma had the answer Sunday.
Davenport rules Philly area
Hingis falls in final for second-straight year
November 13, 2000
Lindsay Davenport is going to miss Philadelphia.
Plant puts inmates on payroll
November 13, 2000
This is how tight the labor market is: To handle more business at his manufacturing company, Steve Brown has begun hiring state prison inmates as welders.
Bert Nash candidate shares concerns about homeless, minorities
November 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher One of four men competing to lead the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center introduced himself to almost 40 Lawrence residents Sunday evening.
Sue Ann Marshall
November 13, 2000
Russell R. Nordyke
November 13, 2000
Financial woes directly affect Lawrence schools
November 13, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Public school administrators in Lawrence encounter daily reminders that the state’s school finance formula is underfinanced.
Balloon idea arose in Kansas
November 13, 2000
An idea that rose out of a brainstorming session in El Dorado took off across the country on Veterans Day.
On The Record
November 13, 2000
Sheriff’s department losing generation of leadership
November 13, 2000
By Joel Mathis Thirty years ago, Loren Anderson and Mike Suitt were exactly half the patrol squad of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. Things have changed.
Not a league of their own
League of Women Voters welcomes male members, promotes civic responsibility
November 13, 2000
By Mike Belt From campaigns for cleaner milk to public transportation, the Lawrence-Douglas County League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of numerous issues for nearly 80 years.
World Briefs
November 13, 2000
Japan: Two U.S. military jets collide Austria: Cable car recovery effort delayed
Nation Briefs
November 13, 2000
North Carolina: Seven dead in house fire Washington, D.C.: Clinton leaving for Asia
Hijack odyssey ends at original destination
November 13, 2000
Two planes left Israel and returned to Moscow early Monday, ending a bizarre hijacking that started when an apparently deranged man commandeered a plane in southern Russia and took its 57 passengers and crew to Israel’s barren southern desert.
Rabin’s widow dies of cancer
November 13, 2000
Leah Rabin, who became an outspoken campaigner for peace after her husband, the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was struck down by an assassin’s bullet, died Sunday of cancer. She was 72.
Barak holds low expectation for peace
Meeting with Clinton an appeal for help with Palestinians
November 13, 2000
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak appealed to President Clinton Sunday to do all he could to end a violent confrontation with the Palestinians.
News Briefs
November 13, 2000
Austria: OPEC unlikely to raise output before January Iowa: Powerball jackpot rises to $70 million Colombia: Drug lord’s brother cites link to Peru’s president South Carolina: Mother accused of killing children
Angels’ best the devil in battle for control of the box office
November 13, 2000
The angels banished the demons at the box office. “Charlie’s Angels” took in $25 million to remain the top movie for the second straight weekend, leaving Adam Sandler’s satanic comedy “Little Nicky” with a second-place debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Alarm sounded on need for more fire stations
City to examine options for accommodating growth
November 13, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood It has been 18 years since Lawrence built a new fire station. Since then the city’s population has grown from about 55,000 to 82,000, according to estimates based on the 2000 U.S. Census. It is time to build again, said Fire Chief Jim McSwain.
Uncertainty clouds lame-duck water
Outgoing politicians reconvene for session where almost anything can happen
November 13, 2000
Lame-duck sessions of Congress are always unpredictable, but the one starting this week could prove even more muddled because of the unsettled presidential election.
Child welfare services in need
Costs keep increasing in privatized system
November 13, 2000
By Dave Ranney Once again the Kansas government is digging deep into its pockets in order to sustain privatized child welfare services. This year’s state budget called for $103.3 million in spending on recently privatized foster care and adoption services. That’s $25 million more than the two programs cost three years ago.
Nash learning outside game
Texas freshman played center at Carrollton High in Texas
November 13, 2000
By Gary Bedore Bryant Nash admits he had some big-time butterflies before his college basketball debut against UCLA on Thursday at the Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden. “I was not too comfortable the first night,” said Nash, who had no points, a rebound and a wild turnover while playing the first half of KU’s 99-98 victory.
Finally, K-State defeats Top 10 team
Wildcats show lots of moxie in battling back for winning touchdown on rainy, snowy night
November 13, 2000
The heavens celebrated. As Kansas State drove for its winning touchdown late in Saturday’s game against Nebraska, a beautiful snow fell at KSU Stadium, like confetti dropping from the sky.
KU defense reeling in three-game skid
November 13, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock In the past three games, Kansas University’s football team has surrendered nearly a mile of total offense and allowed 50.7 points per game. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that the Jayhawks have lost three straight, tumbled from the ranks of the potentially bowl-eligible and are one loss away from their worst losing streak since 1988.
Labonte clinches Winston Cup title
Joe Gibbs Racing driver earns $3 million with fourth-place finish in Penzoil 400
November 13, 2000
Bobby Labonte shook the huge bottle, then sent champagne spraying on his car, his crew, his wife and the championship trophy he had just won. In seconds, the champagne was gone. Labonte’s smile lasted a lot longer.
Niners stuff Chiefs - San Francisco 21, Kansas City 7
NFL’s worst defense stops Chiefs as 49ers end five-game skid
November 13, 2000
Lance Schulters has had enough of teams picking on the San Francisco 49ers. With two devastating hits that set the tone for an improbably dominant defensive performance, Schulters told the Kansas City Chiefs that nothing would be easy at 3Com Park this week.
Hill jumping’ likely cause of 3 deaths
November 13, 2000
Hill-jumping, the practice of speeding a car up a hill so that it soars off the crest, is once again suspected as the cause of a fatal accident in western Missouri.
Historic talk
November 13, 2000
Winner-take-all Electoral College is a loser
November 13, 2000
By Joanne Jacobs San Jose Mercury News The next president of the United States of America, a very large country with a population of approximately 273 million people, will be chosen by a Mickey Mouse impersonator in Orlando, a couple of alligator farmers in the Everglades, Elian’s Miami relatives and the second floor of the Nana Vista retirement home in St. Pete.
NBA roundup
McGrady magic for Orlando
November 13, 2000
Tracy McGrady feels comfortable carrying the load while Grant Hill is out of the Magic lineup.
Titans stumble at home
November 13, 2000
The Tennessee Titans couldn’t pull off another miracle at Adelphia Coliseum.
Iowa State likely headed to bowl
Cyclones continue impressive run, win seventh game of year
November 13, 2000
The picture is now clear in the Big 12: Barring something unforeseen, Oklahoma and Kansas State will meet again on the first weekend of December to determine the conference champion.
Area Briefs
November 13, 2000
Lawrence residents graduate from policy-making program Hospital to honor perioperative nurses United Way accepting member applications Group needs students for study abroad Organizations to elect silver-haired delegates Extension announces election winners ‘Ugly Duckling’ coming to Ottawa auditorium
November 13, 2000
Gore, Bush marshal legal strategies
November 13, 2000
The legal skirmishing quickened in the overtime race for the White House as Vice President Al Gore’s lawyers argued Sunday night that painstaking election recounts have been allowed “since our nation’s founding.” Republicans said the practice exposes decisive Florida to political “mischief” and human error in Democratic-controlled counties.
Sooners rally to subdue Texas A&M
Top-ranked Oklahoma claims 35-31 triumph to remain undefeated
November 13, 2000
Not even the largest, and perhaps loudest, crowd to watch a football game in the state of Texas could deter No. 1 Oklahoma.
Epson’s new printer is slick and quick
November 13, 2000
If personal computing were a theme park, it would be called Land of Unexpected Consequences.
NHL roundup
Oilers snap three-game skid
November 13, 2000
Doug Weight had five points, including the game-winning goal 1:24 into overtime, to lift the Oilers to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. The victory snapped Edmonton’s three-game losing streak.
Lue hurts ankle
November 13, 2000
Former Nebraska guard Tyronn Lue was put on the Lakers’ injured list with a sprained right ankle Sunday.
What’s at stake, by two who know
November 13, 2000
The following are excerpts from remarks by former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter at Thursday night’s dinner commemorating the 200th anniversary of the White House.
Cheapening the prize
November 13, 2000
We print today remarks by former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter at a White House commemorative ceremony last week. They are a reminder of a set of values that have too often seemed missing in the politics of recent years.
Value of heirlooms not always measured in dollars and cents
November 13, 2000
Presidential election tumbles into courts
November 13, 2000
(Updated 4:45 p.m. Monday) The fight for the White House tumbled into the courts Monday as a transfixed nation witnessed the historic entanglement of presidential politics and the judiciary. George W. Bush fought on two fronts to block recounts that threatened his 388-vote lead in Florida, while Al Gore said neither man should prevail from “a few votes cast in error.”
Internet appliances
Audrey may appeal to those without Palms
November 13, 2000
Want to do e-mail and Web-surf without the hassle of a computer? You’re a candidate for an “Internet appliance,” a machine that doesn’t force you to figure out the megahertz and megabytes.
The big bet on wireless e-biz
Top telecom players gamble that consumers will buy into mobile e-commerce, but business customers may be the real jackpot
November 13, 2000
Mrtin Labine is 20, a technophile who loves e-commerce, and a cell phone junkie who doesn’t own a conventional telephone. If shopping online over a wireless device is going to take off, as many in the telecommunications industry believe, it’s people like Labine who will likely get the ball rolling.
Capriati back on track
American returns to elite field after eight-year absence
November 13, 2000
Jennifer Capriati has no time to dwell on who’s playing. She’s too excited about being back herself at Madison Square Garden and the Chase Championships.
Weir shoots 69 to win season finale
Woods falls short of goal; Westwood takes second place, European title
November 13, 2000
One of the greatest years in golf ended with a bang, just not the kind Tiger Woods had planned.
Power company seeks rate hike
November 13, 2000
WestPlains Energy, the state’s third-largest electrical power company, wants a rate increase but has not said how much it will seek.
November 13, 2000
Forum: Organization to have three meetings on diversity Recognition: University to honor high school students Honor: Baker University professors featured for excellence Higher education: K-State University ranked No. 1 in alumni support ‘Tis the season: Service warns residents to prepare for winter weather
Top 25 Football Roundup
Gators rally past Gamecocks
November 13, 2000
It was the kind of game where nothing made sense, except the final score.
Hi-ho, Steverino!
November 13, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Steve Allen was one of a kind, and gave us many marvelous experiences, without the bad taste tendencies we get so often today.
Mary Elizabeth Kiser
November 13, 2000
Music fest heads west
Post-event cleanup too messy for neighboring Springfield
November 13, 2000
The Route 66 Music Festival is moving down the road for which it was named. After three years in Springfield, the festival will be next July 13-15 on 250 acres near the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, organizers said Friday.
Lawrence buys time by renting property
November 13, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence city government is not treading new ground in its decision to lease space outside of city hall. The city government has been operated from rented space for 65 years of the city’s 146-year history, according to Steve Jansen, director of the Watkins Community Museum.
District calls for funding
Lawrence superintendent says tax hike should be considered
November 13, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman says the Kansas Legislature for years has neglected its duty to adequately finance the state’s public schools. And, he said, tax increases shouldn’t be off-limits, if that’s what it takes to improve financing Kansas’ 304 school districts.
Poet bares more than her soul
Logging protests escalate with ‘Striptease for the trees’
November 13, 2000
It’s midday in California Redwood country and the cool, misty calm is unbroken save a whisper of wind and the gravelly rumble of an approaching logging truck.
The last round: Just politics at work
November 13, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Warren Christopher and Jim Baker each served as secretary of state. Both are skilled political partisans and sharp lawyers who leave no stone unturned or unthrown to win. That is the real reason they have been chosen to duel in Florida over the fate of the presidency.
People, Faces & Things
November 13, 2000