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LHS targeted by threats of violence
November 14, 2000
By Joel Mathis (Posted at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday) To most Lawrence High School students, Monday was just a normal day of classes. But officials and police were prepared for the worst they had received threats of violence and bloodshed.
Stocks recover from plunge
Hewlett-Packard earnings report prompts investors to sell
November 14, 2000
Stocks fell sharply Monday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index below 3,000 for the first time in more than a year, after Hewlett-Packard became the latest high-tech company to announce disappointing earnings. Bargain hunting late in the session helped offset some of the losses.
Electric rate ruling favors KPL users
Wichita officials vow to appeal federal administrative judge’s decision
November 14, 2000
Western Resources does not have to equalize rates between its KPL and KGE electric utilities, an administrative judge has ruled. The ruling is seen as a victory to ratepayers in Topeka, Lawrence and other northeast and north-central Kansas cities. But the win could be short-lived; the city of Wichita is planning to appeal the decision.
Cost to mail letters rising
Panel recommends penny increase for first-class mail
November 14, 2000
The price of a first-class stamp will likely rise by a penny to 34 cents early next year, based on recommendations made Monday by the independent Postal Rate Commission. The higher rate will bring in about $1 billion a year.
Saints turn to unproven duo to fill in
Williams’ season-ending injury forces New Orleans to use Morton, Moore at running back
November 14, 2000
Ricky Williams will miss the rest of the regular season with or without surgery for a broken ankle.
Elam’s late field goal boosts Broncos
Kicker’s 41-yarder with no time left upends Raiders in 27-24 thriller
November 14, 2000
Even when their quarterback is playing with a separated throwing shoulder, the Denver Broncos find a way to beat the Oakland Raiders.
Candidates count on courts
Manual recounts go on; certification timetable challenged
November 14, 2000
Texas Gov. George W. Bush lost one legal round Monday in the tumultuous battle for the presidency as a federal judge in Miami dismissed his suit to halt the hand recount of ballots in four Democratic counties.
Mets not falling for Rodriguez’s demands
Seattle free agent asking for outlandish items such as office space, luxury suites
November 14, 2000
After all those days of infamy in recent years, Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, may go down in history as the day the baseball empire finally struck back.
FSHS boys lack starters
November 14, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High student-athletes weren’t the only ones hurting during the first day of practice for winter sports Monday.
County relaxes rules for some
True home occupations allowed voluntary, free registration
November 14, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Continuing trepidation about the county’s new home-occupation rules led Douglas County commissioners Monday to take it easy on one group of rural businesses. Instead of requiring registration and procurement of an annual permit, commissioners agreed to make registration voluntary for so-called Type 1 businesses: those businesses run solely from the home, such as artist studios, Avon sales and insurance agencies.
NHL Roundup
Sakic scores twice as Avs win in OT
November 14, 2000
The Colorado Avalanche, with Peter Forsberg out for an indefinite period with a rib injury, needed a new hero.
Election limbo far from over
November 14, 2000
My advice is to grab a Snickers bar. We’re not going anywhere for a while.
Lyndon Morrison
November 14, 2000
Area briefs
November 14, 2000
City commission adds transit items to agenda Veterans organization to have meeting, meal KU student newspaper earns national award ECKAN won’t distribute to residents this month Car accident injures three
Nation briefs
November 14, 2000
Report: Cole guards told not to fire Teen-ager sues police for not arresting him Suspect in trooper death arrested
Police brutality on trial at high court
November 14, 2000
The Supreme Court entered the debate over police brutality Monday, agreeing to clarify when officers can be held legally responsible for using excessive force while making an arrest.
Florida recounts taint election results
November 14, 2000
In his campaign to follow in the presidency a man defined by moral turpitude, Al Gore promised, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” Now we know what he meant. Credit him with a promise kept.
Scoundrels among us
November 14, 2000
Consider how bad things could be if a preponderance of people did not work to do the right things.
Smithfield offers $2.7 billion for IBP
November 14, 2000
Smithfield Foods Inc. has offered to buy meatpacking giant IBP Inc. for $2.7 billion in stock in a bid to break up IBP’s earlier deal to sell to a management-led buyout group.
Skier on trial for manslaughter
Collision on the slopes blamed on reckless speed
November 14, 2000
A man whose deadly collision with another skier helped prompt a safety crackdown by Colorado resorts went on trial for manslaughter Monday, with prosecutors saying he ignored poor snow conditions as he flew down the mountain.
Germany sues U.S. over executions
November 14, 2000
Angered by Arizona’s execution of two of its citizens, Germany on Monday accused the United States of breaking international law and claimed its application of capital punishment is biased against the poor.
Savard, Mullen enter Hall of Fame
Executive Bush Jr., writer Matheson, announcer Miller also inducted Monday
November 14, 2000
Joe Mullen knew all about toughness, growing up playing street hockey in New York in a Westside Manhattan neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen.
News briefs
November 14, 2000
College student dies from drinking binge Bill bans products with dog, cat fur Sect members indicted in baby’s death
People’s will?
November 14, 2000
Congress postpones lame-duck session
November 14, 2000
Republican leaders prepared Monday to pull the plug on this week’s scheduled lame-duck session of Congress until Dec. 5, as last week’s presidential election remained snarled in vote counting and lawsuits.
Putin seeks deeper cuts in arsenals
Russian president urges bilateral reduction beyond those already proposed
November 14, 2000
In a bold new arms control gambit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia and the United States could make drastic cuts in their nuclear arsenals far beyond existing proposals.
Blazers scorch Nets
Jersey coach’s ejection keys run
November 14, 2000
Portland forward Rasheed Wallace got another quick technical foul, but it was New Jersey coach Byron Scott who got the worst from an officiating crew with a zero tolerance policy for backtalk.
St. Louis’ Warner, Green rank 1-2 in quarterback ratings
November 14, 2000
Trent Green stock is skyrocketing.
City welcomes winter
LHS hoops coach excited for season
November 14, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Former Lawrence High junior varsity basketball coach Chris Davis, now the Lions’ head coach, welcomed 49 prospective players on Monday, the first day of practice for the high school’s winter sports.
Axtell doubtful through Thanksgiving
Swingman definitely out next two games; Hawkins won’t make signee lists
November 14, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas senior guard Luke Axtell, who suffered a severe left ankle sprain at practice seven days ago, is listed as doubtful through Thanksgiving, coach Roy Williams said Monday.
Artist paints his way into film
New movie to include work of Lawrence painter, Eudora’s architecture
November 14, 2000
By Tom Meagher Forget “Ride with the Devil.” A new movie featuring the art and architecture of area residents is being filmed in Douglas County this week. The independent film is called “The Painting,” and features Debbie Allen, Ben Vereen and Charles Shaughnessy of “The Nanny” as its biggest stars.
Arafat ‘welcome’ at funeral
November 14, 2000
Israel said Monday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is welcome to attend the funeral of Leah Rabin, the fiery peace advocate he befriended after her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated.
National forest protection plan expanded
November 14, 2000
The Clinton administration on Monday expanded a plan to restrict logging, mining and road building on some of the nation’s most pristine and remote national forest land.
Legal shoving match moves into more Florida courthouses
November 14, 2000
(Updated 4:10 p.m. Tuesday) Confusion reigned in Florida courthouses Tuesday, as Democrats pushed legal challenges and imported a top litigator in an 11th-hour drive to keep recounting the state’s crucial presidential ballots.
People
November 14, 2000
After ‘La Vida Loca’ Grinch finds help in a pinch ‘Love Ride’ raises $1 million
Briefcase
November 14, 2000
Honeywell CEO prepares $15 million golden parachute Sprint offers Internet unit FedEx buys freight firm Adams Business Forms closes Cardinal deal
Briefcase
November 14, 2000
Payless ShoeSource eyes upgrades in Topeka Midwest job costs rise during third quarter Rain dampens wheat progress
Sideline
November 14, 2000
Williams sisters’ share ‘unfair’ Strawberry released from jail
Hallmark, poet team up
Angelou collection aimed at women
November 14, 2000
By Mark Fagan A poet laureate is lending her name and verse to a new line of products for Hallmark Cards Inc.
Daily ticker
November 14, 2000
Nations unload domain names
Tuvalu uses proceeds to join United Nations
November 14, 2000
With some 20 million .com addresses now registered, any moderately easy-to-remember Internet name is apt to be claimed by now. So why not try something more exotic? There’s .tv from the Pacific island of Tuvalu, .to from Tonga, and .cc from the Cocos Islands. Or how about .md from the former Soviet republic of Moldova or .tm from Turkmenistan?
Electoral College in fashion
Presidential uncertainty heightens demand for political ‘school’ sportswear
November 14, 2000
Shelve the Notre Dame T-shirt, put the Michigan cap on the rack and leave the Kansas shorts in the drawer. The hip collegiate garb this strange political season bears the name of a school that doesn’t exist: Electoral College.
Team effort
November 14, 2000
Help for boys
November 14, 2000
Fresh air plea
November 14, 2000
Not demeaning
November 14, 2000
Kiser services
November 14, 2000
Briefs
November 14, 2000
County to negotiate administrator’s contract Center to have Family Volunteer Day KU coach to speak at awards ceremony
Musicians to jive for charity
November 14, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Two dozen area musicians will raise the roof Sunday during a Lawrence performance to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Postal rate hike to tighten belts
KU most affected of area agencies
November 14, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University currently spends about $700,000 a year on postage, and the one-cent postal rate increase recommended Monday by the U.S. Postal Rate Commission will cost the university another $20,000 to $30,000, officials said.
On the record
November 14, 2000
Lawsuit alleges medical malpractice
Surgeon removed healthy portion of spine during back surgery, suit charges
November 14, 2000
By Joel Mathis An Effingham woman says a Lawrence surgeon mistakenly removed a healthy portion of her spinal tissue while leaving the problem area untreated during a 1998 back surgery. Attorneys for Rita Dieckmann filed suit last week in Douglas County District Court against Lawrence Orthopaedic Surgery, 1112 W. Sixth St., and Dr. William A. Bailey, claiming the surgery left Dieckmann unable “to function as a healthy, normal individual.”
Tea may be good for heart
November 14, 2000
A nice cup of tea might just be good for the heart, a study sponsored by the tea industry suggests.
Clinton signs bill on elderly programs
November 14, 2000
President Clinton on Monday signed legislation renewing a number of programs for senior citizens, including the popular Meals-on-Wheels service and legal assistance for the elderly.
OPEC ratifies production freeze
November 14, 2000
OPEC appointed a hawkish new leader Monday and dug in against further increases in oil production, lessening chances that heating oil and other energy prices will decline in the coming months.
Faith Hill leads nominees for American Music Awards
November 14, 2000
Country sweetheart Faith Hill received four American Music Award nominations Monday, leading a pack of artists vying for awards chosen by fans.
Cher gets personal with new release
Singer’s self-penned songs not.com.mercial material
November 14, 2000
She’s recorded everything from hippie folk to disco, big-hair rock to torch. So is it even possible for Cher to make a record that could qualify as a musical departure?
Ewing sold on Seattle
Longtime Knick to face former team for first time tonight
November 14, 2000
Patrick Ewing acknowledged he’d probably be taking another crack at a championship ring in New York instead of trying to help turn around a disastrous early season with the Seattle SuperSonics.
KU plea: Lower the heat
Provost wants thermostats turned down, space heaters off
November 14, 2000
By Erwin Seba Faced with a $1 million jump in natural gas costs, Kansas University is asking employees to turn down thermostats and turn off lights and computers when possible in the winter months. In an e-mail sent Monday to university employees, Provost David Shulenburger asked workers to keep thermostats at 68 degrees during working hours and even lower at night.
Dobson scandal
November 14, 2000
Chiefs sink to 28th in total defense
November 14, 2000
After losing two straight games and sinking to 28th in the NFL in total defense, the Kansas City Chiefs could be in for a tough week of practice.
Ramirez offer withdrawn
Indians’ GM says $17 million-per-season package plenty
November 14, 2000
The Cleveland Indians withdrew their seven-year, $119 million offer to Manny Ramirez and said Monday they would aggressively pursue other free agents.
Jayhawks jump to No. 4 after winning Classic
November 14, 2000
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is on the move after the season’s opening weekend. Arizona, Duke and Michigan State, the top three teams in the Associated Press preseason poll, held those places in the first regular-season poll Monday, while KU vaulted from seventh to fourth.
Devils singing post-Stanley Cup blues again
November 14, 2000
Winning the Stanley Cup seems to bring out the worst in the New Jersey Devils. The Devils captured their first championship in 1995 then missed the playoffs the following year.
Impressive win keeps UConn No. 1 in poll
November 14, 2000
Connecticut’s lead in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll was as substantial Monday as the Huskies’ eyebrow-raising margin of victory in their season opener.
Purdue pops Georgetown
November 14, 2000
Kelly Komara is no longer perfect. Fourth-ranked Purdue is. Komara’s consecutive field-goal streak ended Monday night, but she still scored 21 points as Purdue beat Georgetown 81-67 in the second round of the preseason NIT.
Briefly
November 14, 2000
New telephone hotline to list conditions of area roads First-grade students solve presidential puzzle PETA asks KU to explain animal lab ventilation risks Woman impressed with care given to cat donates to KSU
Miami’s turn at second
Hurricanes move past Florida State; OU remains No. 1
November 14, 2000
No debate this week. Miami moved ahead of Florida State into second place in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Close legislative races prompt recounts, inspection
November 14, 2000
With a Monday deadline for requesting recounts in Kansas elections, at least three legislative races were so close that candidates wanted another look the results. Noon Monday was the deadline for requesting a recount. In Kansas, there’s no threshold to trigger a recount, but one can be requested by any resident or candidate.
Agencies examine possible vote fraud
November 14, 2000
By Erwin Seba The FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Kansas Attorney General are trying to determine whether state or federal laws were violated by phone calls made to Douglas County voters the day before Election Day.
Calling all Earthlings
Planet Project opens ‘global conversation’
November 14, 2000
Would you switch your race if you knew you could not change it back? When you die, what do you think will most likely happen to you? How often do you think about your weight?
World briefs
November 14, 2000
Ebola hits third town Bear kills boy at zoo Malaria kills 818 people
Teachers hope to set Antarctic record
November 14, 2000
An American polar adventurer and her Norwegian partner arrived in Antarctica on Monday, hoping to become the first women to ski unaided across the frozen continent
Palestinians step up attacks
November 14, 2000
Palestinians pushed their conflict with Israel to a more violent level Monday with ambushes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that killed four Israelis. Four Palestinians also died from clashes, and as the death toll passed 200, Israel said the conflict is no longer an uprising, but open warfare.
Bishops address social issues
Death penalty, abortion, immigration on agenda at conference
November 14, 2000
U.S. Catholic bishops opened their fall conference Monday with calls to abolish the death penalty, reverse Supreme Court abortion rights decisions and welcome immigrants to the church.
Inmates plead guilty to meth conspiracy
November 14, 2000
Two inmates from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine within the prison.
Boston’s Martinez wins third Cy Young
Red Sox pitcher wins AL award unanimously for second straight season
November 14, 2000
About the only thing that gives Pedro Martinez any trouble is analyzing his own success. After becoming the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award unanimously in consecutive years, Martinez couldn’t compare the two seasons.
Oz chairman seeks to gain county’s trust
Company vows to pursue theme park
November 14, 2000
The chairman of the company that wants to build a theme park based on the story of Oz admits the company has had problems proving it is trustworthy.
National group joins Arkansas River cleanup
Conservationist organization helps federal, local agencies reduce flooding, increase wildlife populations
November 14, 2000
A national conservation group hopes to help the federal government clean up the Arkansas River and slow the flow of pollution by encouraging farmers to plant filter strips along drainage and creeks.