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World Briefs
November 15, 2000
Egypt - Police shoot, beat election protesters Philippines - Rally demands president’s ouster
World Briefs
November 15, 2000
London - Mayor wants to banish birds from Trafalgar Netherlands - Arizona attorney general defends executions Netherlands - Terrorist denies link to Pan Am bomb
National Briefs
November 15, 2000
Detroit - Scaffold drops workers into river New York City - Settlement ends MP3.com lawsuit Indianapolis - Church arsonist sentenced to prison Pittsburgh - Mom sentenced for daughter’s death
Briefly
November 15, 2000
Transit service seeks input on special service KU ready to interview candidates for dean Vaccinations available today at senior center Vandalism at old fraternity causes asbestos concerns
Briefly
November 15, 2000
NHL orders crackdown on players taking dives Developer has cash to buy Coyotes Bruins claim Skudra Penguins add defense Sundin to wear visor upon return from injury
Briefly
November 15, 2000
Iverson should play despite ankle injury Mavericks owner fined for comments Magic’s McGrady has hip flexor injury Hawks activate Bowdler for injured McLeod
Consultant to study improvements on 31st Street
November 15, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday gave the go-ahead to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study to improve the 31st Street corridor.
Sixth Street plans move forward
Staff to meet with property owners to explain project
November 15, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Acquiring rights of way and land outside the city limits along West Sixth Street is the first step the city must take before a $13.8 million road-widening project can begin.
Kiser services
November 15, 2000
Essie Higginbotham
November 15, 2000
Regents to discuss merger
November 15, 2000
By Erwin Seba Meeting today in Goodland, the Kansas Board of Regents again will discuss a possible merger between Fort Hays State University and Pratt Community College.
Area Briefs
November 15, 2000
$54,200 grant to help treat hearing problems KU sets final exams Coalition to discuss nutrition for older adults Lecture, slide show to feature area artist Department of Revenue warns of possible scam Citations to be issued in hit-and-run accident Police arrest student on drug accusation Firefighter issues dominate meeting
On the record
November 15, 2000
Big meal ups heart attack risk
November 15, 2000
Looking forward to a huge Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you should consider some dietary downsizing. A study released Tuesday suggests that an unusually heavy meal increases the risk of a heart attack.
Heart removed while cancer cut away
In rare procedure, surgeons take out woman’s tumors while heart waits
November 15, 2000
A 57-year-old woman underwent a surgical gamble Tuesday in which doctors temporarily removed her heart, cut out three rapidly growing tumors and returned the repaired organ.
Gore’s lead shrinking in several key states
November 15, 2000
Al Gore may be pinning his presidential hopes on a hand count of ballots in Florida, but human errors elsewhere have fueled uncertainty about results and left New Mexico’s five electoral votes shifting like a flag in the desert wind.
Bitterly divided Congress embroiled in election
November 15, 2000
As the presidential election dragged into its second week, some Republicans in Congress worried aloud Tuesday that George W. Bush’s campaign is losing in the court of public opinion while Democrats hardened their resolve to support ongoing vote recounts in Florida.
Clinton begins Asian summit
November 15, 2000
President Clinton, at a farewell summit in Asia, assured world leaders today that the United States is stable and unshaken by the election impasse at home.
Lame-duck Congress sends trade bill to Clinton
November 15, 2000
Congress sent President Clinton legislation Tuesday to stave off a potentially damaging trans-Atlantic trade war by replacing a U.S. export tax system that was judged an illegal subsidy by the World Trade Organization.
Israel clamps down on Palestinian territories
November 15, 2000
Israel imposed a stringent blockade around Palestinian communities Tuesday in response to the deadly drive-by shootings of Israelis, paralyzing normal life but failing to halt violence. At least three Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Changes planned for Yosemite
November 15, 2000
Mother Nature began the process nearly four years ago sending down a flood that washed hundreds of campgrounds, dozens of hotel rooms and acres of asphalt from the floor of Yosemite Valley.
Lindros rejects returning to Flyers
November 15, 2000
Eric Lindros, speaking to reporters for the first time since rejecting a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Flyers, said he won’t consider returning to the team.
Forgotten closet reveals treasure trove of comedy history
November 15, 2000
When workers cracked open the door of a forgotten closet in midtown Manhattan, they uncovered a treasure trove of comedy more than 40 years old.
Blue Jackets clip Stars
Columbus’ expansion team wins third straight, 3-2, over Dallas
November 15, 2000
In hasn’t taken long for the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets to enjoy key victories.
Pollard paces Kings
Ex-Jayhawk scores career-high 22 in 96-82 win
November 15, 2000
Scot Pollard is the Sacramento Kings’ resident goofball. He wears his hair in an oddly placed ponytail, he’s been known to paint his fingernails, and he’s always quick with a joke.
Yanks win! World Series video pitched in stores
November 15, 2000
The World Series might be long over for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets, but not for the folks at Major League Baseball Productions. As soon as Game 5 ended, the staff went to work putting together this year’s official World Series video.
Graham shines on ‘Gilmore Girls’
New series focuses on feelings, truth and human quirkiness
November 15, 2000
Like teen-age daughter Rory, whose mom is sometimes mistaken as her sister, 32-year-old Lorelai Gilmore is a looker.
JobLink employers honored
November 15, 2000
Businesses honored during Tuesday night ceremony for employing 107 people with disabilities through JobLink, a division of Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence.
KU freshman Kinsey suffering from flu
November 15, 2000
Mario Kinsey, Kansas University’s 6-foot-2 freshman point guard from Waco, Texas, has a severe case of the flu.
K-State falls to All-Stars
November 15, 2000
Curtis Staples scored 22 points as the California All-Stars beat Kansas State 97-96 Tuesday night in an exhibition game.
Fed is expected to hold line on rates
November 15, 2000
The Federal Reserve almost will certainly remain on the sidelines today in its battle against inflation given the jitters on Wall Street about the unresolved presidential election, analysts said.
BU women lose
November 15, 2000
Sterling outscored Baker 26-15 at the free-throw line to upend the Wildcats 68-57 in women’s college basketball on Tuesday.
Bargains lure investors
Wal-Mart leads blue chips
November 15, 2000
The bulls returned to Wall Street on Tuesday, lured by cheaper stocks and better-than-expected earnings from some of the nation’s biggest retailers. But after a week of declines, analysts were skeptical about the market’s ability to sustain the rally.
Daily Ticker
November 15, 2000
Free State’s Phlegar signs with Jayhawks
Firebird senior wanted to continue playing golf close to home
November 15, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High senior golfer Lauren Phlegar wasn’t even sure she wanted to play at the next level. Kansas University made that decision easy for her. Phlegar, the Firebirds’ No. 1 golfer and a three-time Class 6-5A state qualifier, signed a national letter of intent with the Jayhawks on Tuesday on the KU campus.
Avila rocks HINU
November 15, 2000
Avila crushed Haskell Indian Nations University 72-44 in women’s college basketball on Tuesday
KU volleyball team to meet Texas tonight
November 15, 2000
Kansas will be seeking its first volleyball victory over Texas when the two Big 12 Conference schools clash tonight on the UT campus.
Kournikova ousts Capriati
Hingis cruises in first round of Chase Championships
November 15, 2000
It took playing Jennifer Capriati for Anna Kournikova to finally win a match at Madison Square Garden.
Tiahrt’s aides observing Florida recount
November 15, 2000
Among the volunteers keeping an eye on the Florida recount are top aides to Kansas Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt
Molester files lawsuit to be freed
Grandfather wants out of 55-months sentence
November 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis An elderly Lawrence man sentenced to prison for molesting his granddaughter has filed a lawsuit in a bid to regain his freedom. William Van Dyke, 77, was sentenced in October to 55 months for his attempted rape conviction.
Southern Baptists avow their faith in Georgia
November 15, 2000
Georgia Baptists voted Tuesday to affirm the new Southern Baptist statement of faith, shrugging off criticism from former President Carter and others unhappy with language that says the Bible is without error and women should not be pastors.
IRS ready to seize church
November 15, 2000
Hundreds of parishioners whose church was ordered seized in a $6 million dispute with the IRS prayed and wept Tuesday as they awaited the arrival of federal marshals.
School bus safety measures urged
November 15, 2000
A government safety panel recommended on Tuesday that school bus emergency doors with protruding metal latches be redesigned and bus seat cushions be secured with fail-safe latches to protect passengers in an accident.
Convict denies murder before execution
November 15, 2000
Repeatedly proclaiming his innocence, a paroled drug dealer was executed Tuesday for killing a man during a burglary spree on Christmas Eve eight years ago.
Nader voters reassess their choice
November 15, 2000
Regrets? Some Ralph Nader voters have a few, but then again, too few to mention even in hotly contested Florida where they are still glad they did it their way.
CBS panel to examine blown call
November 15, 2000
CBS News has put together a panel of executives and a respected outside academic media critic to investigate what went wrong with its election-night reporting and make recommendations for the future.
Recount Developments
November 15, 2000
A Florida judge ruled that officials could cut off the vote recount at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The judge said counties may file corrected totals after the deadline, and the Florida secretary of state may reject them if she employs “proper exercise of discretion.”
Chiefs’ Hicks hopes to return soon
Cunningham says defensive end is recovering from knee injury faster than expected
November 15, 2000
Eric Hicks usually just surprises Gunther Cunningham. Now, with Hicks possibly on the verge of an early return from a knee injury, Cunningham is “in shock.”
In Douglas County, advance ballots counted twice
Counting mixup doesn’t change outcomes
November 15, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Because about 5,000 advance ballots were mistakenly counted twice after the Nov. 7 election, unofficial results for virtually every race in Douglas County are wrong. But retabulations Tuesday showed the error, attributed to a new computer program, didn’t remove any successful candidate from the winner’s bracket. And the losers remained losers after the error was corrected.
LHS threats draw police to school
Superintendent, parents kept in dark about incident
November 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis Lawrence School District Supt. Randy Weseman said he was among those kept in the dark about threats promising violence Monday at Lawrence High School. Lawrence Police released their report on the threats Tuesday, a day after the danger apparently had passed but weeks after the threats were made.
Election Day plus eight ‘When is it going to end?’
Bush up 300 in Fla.; absentees due Friday
November 15, 2000
One week into America’s election limbo, the secretary of state of Florida certified George W. Bush’s fragile lead, even as thousands of ballots were counted into the night at the behest of Al Gore. “When is it going to end?” asked Bush aide James A. Baker III.
State Briefs
November 15, 2000
Sterling - College receives $2.3 million gift Topeka - Early-warning system for schools OK’d Topeka - Recipients sought for unclaimed refunds
Appeals court hears Indian casino case
Oklahoma tribe proposes KCK site
November 15, 2000
A federal appeals court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether two acres in downtown Kansas City, Kan., owned by an Oklahoma Indian tribe can be considered a reservation so the tribe could open a casino there.
Partisan zeal
November 15, 2000
Gore has claim
November 15, 2000
Good will sought
November 15, 2000
Owner closes greyhound race track
Dogs stop running at troubled park
November 15, 2000
With wagers falling to below half of projections, the recently reopened Camptown Greyhound Park was closed on Tuesday.
Gore in ‘04
November 15, 2000
Sausage, pasta, peppers blend into savory dish
November 15, 2000
This recipe is savory proof that just a few ingredients can generate a whole lot of flavor. Pasta and sausages are the basic players on this taste team, and one of the best things about the recipe is that it can be made start to finish in 25 minutes.
Fresh squash makes delectable pie
November 15, 2000
Thanksgiving is a time for homemade treats, perhaps for baking a special dessert with fresh harvest produce.
Pumpkin roll cake is lighthearted holiday treat
November 15, 2000
Festive and seasonal, sweet and spiced Pumpkin Roll Cake is an easy dessert to make for holiday entertaining.
Crunchy cheesecake is garnished with pears
November 15, 2000
Crunchy Pear Cheesecake is made of cream cheese with a layer of pear slices, set in a crust made with oats, brown sugar and pecans this mixture is also used for a final topping.
Braised vegetables worth the time it takes to prepare them
November 15, 2000
A Thanksgiving feast for vegetarians, this stylish combination of Braised Vegetables With Red Wine Sauce, Lentils With Carrots and Celeriac Puree is well worth spending time on.
Looking for some last-minute cooking help?
You can find it on phone hot lines and online throughout the holidays
November 15, 2000
Toll-free telephone services and Web sites offer a variety of specialist answers to cooking and food-safety questions during holiday preparation times.
Tidbits
November 15, 2000
Not-so-Happy Meals Brand new kind of beef
Thawing turkeys takes patience
November 15, 2000
By Susan Krumm How do I safely thaw my turkey for Thanksgiving? Food must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.” As soon as food begins to defrost and becomes warmer than 40 F, any bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to multiply.
Don’t be afraid to experiment this season
November 15, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger Most of us don’t see Thanksgiving dinner as an opportunity for experimentation but as a time to celebrate the tried and true. Our families have well-established food traditions, which we are honor-bound to continue.
Leftovers don’t have to be lame
November 15, 2000
It’s late Thanksgiving afternoon. The football game is on, and the pumpkin pie is settling in your stomach. You look toward the kitchen and see the bare carcass of the turkey on the counter. The leftover meat has been carved, packaged, refrigerated or frozen, lying in wait for some later use.
Talking turkey
Side dishes bring comfort back to holiday meal
November 15, 2000
Every Thanksgiving, the turkey comes out of the freezer. And every year, questions arise about how to spice up the traditional menu so hungry guests will gobble up the turkey and trimmings. Here are a few dishes that will bring a little comfort back to the holiday while giving a new spin to old favorites.
Duke clobbers Princeton, 87-50
Battier scores 29 points to lead No. 2 Blue Devils in season opener
November 15, 2000
Shane Battier answered any doubts about his ability to be a complete player Tuesday night.
JobLink celebrates record
Lawrence business helps place workers with disabilities
November 15, 2000
By Mark Fagan There’s no need for Lawrence businesses to sweat a tight labor market, Carey Austin said. Not with JobLink around. “Our success in Lawrence has definitely come from people looking for an alternative work force,” said Austin, job developer for JobLink, a division of Cottonwood Inc. that matches people with disabilities and companies looking for employees.
Wireless devices grab stage at Comdex show
November 15, 2000
Wireless devices pushed into the next generation this week at the annual Fall Comdex computer convention here, giving rise to new levels of portability from products that offer more power than PCs of just five years ago.
Tiahrt plays leadership role
Kansas representative nominates House majority whip
November 15, 2000
Kansas Rep. Todd Tiahrt had expected to play a key role as House Republicans re-elected top bosses, officially nominating the powerful No. 3 leader, Majority Whip Tom DeLay of Texas.
City Commission Briefs
November 15, 2000
Commission OKs plan for new fire station City acquires land for possible park, school
National Briefs
November 15, 2000
Massachusetts - Sect members plead innocent in baby’s death Chicago - Study documents bicycle injuries Washington, D.C. - Isuzu recalls Troopers for possible fuel leaks St. Louis - Recall issued for Craftsman saws
180,000 votes cast in Florida didn’t count
Newspaper survey shows 3 percent of all ballots were disqualified for various reasons
November 15, 2000
Up to 180,000 ballots were cast but did not count in Florida’s tightest presidential race ever because of human error, mechanical glitches and voters who abstained from that race or deliberately sabotaged their ballots in protest, voting data shows.
News Briefs
November 15, 2000
Luciano promises a do-over Livin’ la vida Ricky Beatle describes attack You can go home again
Baseball briefs
November 15, 2000
Diamondbacks eliminate 15 administrative jobs Mets, Boras at odds over Alex Rodriguez Burks visits Cleveland Red Sox hire Norman
MU’s Smith blasts media for negative coverage
November 15, 2000
A defiant Larry Smith defended his record at Missouri Tuesday and lashed out at media for negative coverage surrounding his second straight losing season.
Briefcase
November 15, 2000
Quarterly earnings up for Western Resources Retail sales rise slightly in October DaimlerChrysler may oust executive Atchison Casting Corp. hires outside counsel
County maintains child welfare grade
Advocates say ‘B’ means there’s room to improve
November 15, 2000
By Tim Carpenter An increase in Douglas County’s teen-age birth rate countered good marks on other measures to give the county a grade of “B” for its commitment to the well-being of children, advocacy groups said Tuesday.
Pollution credit trading tried
November 15, 2000
In Canada, a company spews heat-trapping gas from its smokestack. In Finland, a power company switches to a fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gases. Thus, the stage is set for a deal not of power, but of pollution credits.
Soldiers, friends remember U.S. victims of cable car fire
November 15, 2000
A few months back, 1st Lt. Erich Kern was partying with his Army buddies when the conversation turned to what would happen if one of them died. They meant in action. Kern said: “I don’t want anyone mourning. Just keep up the good times.”
Church leaders reject same-sex marriages
November 15, 2000
A group of national religious leaders rejected same-sex marriage in a first-of-its-kind “Christian Declaration on Marriage” issued Tuesday at the U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall conference.
Texas prepares to execute killer described as retarded
November 15, 2000
Condemned murderer Johnny Paul Penry speaks slowly, stammering at times as he searches for words. “I don’t understand. I just know they’re going to kill me,” said the man described by his lawyers as having an IQ of 50 to 60 and the reasoning capacity of a 7-year-old.
Gore winning image battle
November 15, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News Al Gore wore the buoyant grin of a man oozing confidence that he holds an inside straight in America’s crazy, everything-wild, presidential poker game. If it was a bluff, it was shrewdly acted. Didn’t hurt that a radiant Gore stood outside the White House’s magnificent west portico.
Democratic dispute
November 15, 2000
J-W Editorial The 2000 presidential election is one for the books, but it’s not more than the nation can weather. One Associated Press story on Tuesday referred to the “presidential campaign that wouldn’t die.” The election of 2000 certainly is one for the history books and has prompted some interesting revelations about the American electorate and the election process.
Engineering college lets new students design the school
University building from ground up
November 15, 2000
A fledgling engineering college is giving prospective students a chance to design something before attending a single class. The students will help design the school itself.
Staying in contact with inmate friend is husband’s decision
November 15, 2000
Horoscopes
November 15, 2000
Bush ahead 300 votes in Florida tally
November 15, 2000
Florida’s secretary of state released election results Tuesday that showed Texas Gov. George W. Bush with a 300-vote lead over Vice President Al Gore in the battle for the state’s 25 electoral votes, but that didn’t make Bush the president and the fight for the White House continued.
Minnesota can’t tackle problem
Gophers’ defense has turned into butterfingers brigade while surrendering 44.4 points a game
November 15, 2000
It’s so simple. You jump on a guy and hang on until he falls to the ground. It’s a natural, instinctive male thing to do. Walk past any school playground or public park. Wherever boys gather, one will pile on another, and both eventually will tumble to the turf.
Franklin County registers another fatality
November 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Richmond man died late Monday after a one-car accident in southern Franklin County the sixth fatal accident there in as many weeks. Franklin County Undersheriff Craig Davis said Thomas Feuerborn, 28, apparently was driving eastbound about 10 p.m. on Allen Road, four miles west of Richmond, when he lost control of his 1998 Pontiac Sunbird.
Gore could be helped by Florida high court ruling
November 15, 2000
(Updated 4:45 p.m. Wednesday) Buoyed by a state supreme court ruling, Al Gore hoped for enough votes to overtake George W. Bush in contested Florida on Wednesday as heavily Democratic Broward County launched a hand recount of more than one half million votes. Bush clung to a 300-vote lead in the state that will pick the next president.
Six-year plan sounds reasonable for Kansas’ football program
November 15, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Terry Allen may be right. It may take at least six years to build a football program in the Big 12 Conference. Allen’s predecessor, Glen Mason, needed only four years to resurrect a program that had fallen into ruin under Bob Valesente. In Mason’s fourth year, the Jayhawks went 6-5.
Johnson earns third Cy Young Award
November 15, 2000
Unable even to throw the ball over the plate as a wild young pitcher, Arizona’s Randy Johnson has joined elite company toward the end of his career. Johnson was the overwhelming winner of the National League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, his second straight award and third of his career.
A tour without Tiger?
PGA needs Woods more than Woods needs PGA
November 15, 2000
Talk about a weak field. The brass at the PGA Tour has organized a conference this week at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., called “Golf 20/20: Vision for the Future,” and Tiger Woods isn’t on the agenda.
Short & sweet
November 15, 2000
Contest for can-do chefs ‘Guided’ by beer
Baker receives late bowl bid
Wildcats to meet Campbellsville, Ky., on Dec. 2
November 15, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Baker University’s football season isn’t over. The Wildcats will meet Campbellsville (Ky.) College in the KWTO Bowl on Dec. 2 in Bolivar, Mo.
Lawrence cited as singles’ haven
Town earns ‘livable city’ title
November 15, 2000
By Mike Belt Portland has more brew pubs. But Lawrence is rich in singles. That distinction earned Lawrence a top ranking in a fresh Money magazine article listing the best places to live in the United States. Money’s 14th annual ranking of livable cities lists Lawrence fourth best under the category of “most single people.”
National Briefs
November 15, 2000
New York City - Veteran newsman Robert Trout dies Detroit - Ford to offer Goodyear tires Idaho - Massive gasoline leak plugged by firefighters
Kansas electors vow Bush vote
GOP faithful to cast Electoral College votes along party lines
November 15, 2000
There’s nothing in state law that requires Electoral College members in Kansas to vote for the presidential candidate who carried the state. But the electors say that’s exactly what they will do.
Stalemate enlivens Lawrence
People in barber shops, coffee shops all have something to say
November 15, 2000
By Erwin Seba It’s the topic that won’t die on Massachusetts Street. From coffee shops and barber shops to bars, the national debate about the presidential election is so hot in Lawrence it’s crowded out discussion of Jayhawk basketball in some places.
Vote reflects ‘boomer’ split
November 15, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group In retrospect, we probably should have expected that the first presidential election between two baby boomers would result in deadlock. The generation that came of age in the 1960s was divided by so many forces it never has gotten its act together.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 15, 2000
Election illustrates need for reform
November 15, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Clearly, America needs a modified national electoral system, and we recently proposed such a modification. First, what is the problem? Is it the Electoral College? Is it the absence of a standard national ballot and a standard national voting machine?
Hoosiers pop Pepperdine
Davis wins IU coaching debut
November 15, 2000
There was a much different atmosphere inside Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.