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Nation briefs
November 17, 2000
TV news helicopter crashes NYU students vote to unionize Protesters await trade meeting
Nation briefs
November 17, 2000
OKC bomber seeks new trial Juror misconduct alleged in LAPD trial Newspaper workers threaten to strik
High court blocks Texas execution
November 17, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked Thursday night’s execution of a convicted killer said to be so mentally retarded he spends his days coloring with crayons and still believes in Santa Claus.
Deaths of Petty, Irwin, Roper clouded season
November 17, 2000
This NASCAR season wasn’t the greatest or the worst or the longest, but there were plenty of performances worthy of praise as the schedules comes to an end.
Hallelujah Highway
Church seeks to change image of Sunday school
November 17, 2000
In 1780, when the first Sunday school was launched in England, children routinely worked 16 hour days for a mere pittance and stood little chance of receiving an education. Socially minded Christians decided to give the youngsters a chance for book-learning on Sundays, so they started schools that taught them reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as Bible basics.
Kansas University design students float their boats
November 17, 2000
By Nadia Mustafa About 20 Kansas University design students weathered below-freezing temperatures and scattered flurries Thursday evening as they gathered at Potter Lake to set a fleet of handmade mini-boats afloat.
Lilja Isaacson
November 17, 2000
Court record-room access limited
November 17, 2000
By Joel Mathis People who do background checks for a living say recent orders by state and local officials are restricting their access to Douglas County District Court records.
Wake Forest rolls, 108-61
Deacons maintain focus against overmatched foe
November 17, 2000
It was clear five minutes into its season opener that No. 18 Wake Forest wouldn’t be tested. So, the Demon Deacons accepted a challenge from coach Dave Odom. Arguably the deepest team in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Wake Forest unveiled is arsenal of athletic and speedy players in the opening round of the Black Coaches Association Classic and beat Mount St. Mary’s, 108-61, Thursday night.
Ottawa blanked by Hurricanes
November 17, 2000
Despite scoring the game’s only goal, Shane Willis didn’t consider himself a hero. Willis scored a power-play goal midway through the third period and Arturs Irbe recorded his second straight shutout over Ottawa as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Senators, 1-0, Thursday night for just their second win in nine road games.
Kent, Bonds 1-2 in voting
Giants’ second baseman: It hasn’t sunk in yet
November 17, 2000
Jeff Kent planned to celebrate his National League Most Valuable Player Award in the same understated way that helped him win it. Kent hopped on the tractor to mow the lawn at his Texas ranch, went out for a barbecue dinner and hoped to go hunting over the weekend. “It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Kent said Thursday after beating out San Francisco teammate Barry Bonds to win the award. “I don’t have trophies up in the house.
Librarian’s task: Pick a winner
LHS staffer to help select Newbery Award recipient for best children’s book
November 17, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence librarian Arla Jones has a theory about her election to a committee that selects the nation’s most distinguished children’s book of the year. “I think I won because my name was the very first name on the ballot,” she joked while meeting with students at Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness Drive.
Internet keepers expand addresses
November 17, 2000
Hoping to ease the dot-com name crunch, an Internet oversight board Thursday created seven new Web address suffixes, including .biz, .name and .info. The decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers capped a half-decade of discussion about how to relieve demand for addresses ending in .com. With about 20 million .com names registered worldwide, easy-to-remember addresses have been all but used up.
GOP cool to Carter’s offer of election help
Ex-president suggests vote commission
November 17, 2000
Former President Carter has monitored elections from Nicaragua to Zambia but his proposal that he and former President Ford oversee a hand recount of Florida’s vote for U.S. president got a cool reception from Republicans Thursday.
News briefs
November 17, 2000
Author Vonnegut honored Diana’s ex-butler arrested Redford’s plans nixed Now it’s Sir Michael
Expert: Best intentions don’t assure adoption success
State legislators learn about foster care system
November 17, 2000
By Dave Ranney Sometimes, doing the seemingly right thing for children in foster care turns out to be wrong.
On the record
November 17, 2000
Briefly
November 17, 2000
Salvation Army seeks donations for holiday dinners State stepping upseat belt enforcement KU braces for traffic for official home-opener Motion filed to bar access to evidence in peeping case HHS secretary to give Landon Lecture at KSU
Legal limbo lingers
Recounts continue; judge must rule whether results count
November 17, 2000
In a victory for Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that hand counting of paper ballots could go on despite George W. Bush’s continuing legal efforts to stop the tallying. But a crucial decision in the political standoff will come today, when a Tallahassee judge rules whether or not Secretary of State Katherine Harris will be forced to include new vote totals when she certifies a winner in the presidential election even if that means delaying the announcement she planned for Saturday.
Boschee’s big night
North Dakota to visit for Jayhawks’ home opener
November 17, 2000
By Gary Bedore Tonight will be big for Kansas basketball player and North Dakota native Jeff Boschee.Dec. 1, 2001 will be even bigger, when KU travels to Grand Forks, N.D., to play the first game in the University of North Dakota’s new 12,000-seat sports complex.
Horoscopes
November 17, 2000
Even without Williams, it’s Saints over Raiders
November 17, 2000
Everything was working this season for the New Orleans Saints until Ricky Williams hit the 1,000-yard mark.
Suspense lacking in finale
Ticket sales sluggish for NAPA 500 with Winston Cup title wrapped upTicket sales sluggish for NAPA 500 with Winston Cup title wrapped up
November 17, 2000
Nation briefs
November 17, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Bishops criticized for stance on Mideast Curious George toys recalled Highway project buys beds for neighborhood
Coke to pay $192 million
Company to adjust salaries, hire task force
November 17, 2000
Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it would pay $192.5 million to settle a racial discrimination suit by black employees and would allow an independent panel to stand watch over its employment practices.
Feeding the hungry
Lawrence churches gather food for those in need
November 17, 2000
By Jim Baker It’s ironic that in a country where many people are trying to lose weight, others are busy trying to find enough to eat. Even though the economy has been strong for several years, many Americans still find themselves struggling to pay the bills and meet their basic needs between paychecks.
College cuts three sports; some students upset
Funds to be used for scholarships in other sports at McPherson College
November 17, 2000
Students are angry after the president of this private college decided to eliminate three sports teams in an effort to provide scholarships for other athletes.
Presidential aide says West helped Milosevic endure
November 17, 2000
By Erwin Seba Support from the West was one of the factors that kept Yugoslav strong man Slobodan Milosevic in power for 11 years, an adviser to the new Yugoslav president said during a lecture Thursday afternoon at Kansas University.
Lakers rally past Kings
Bryant hits key shots late in regulation, overtime
November 17, 2000
Kobe Bryant is well past the point where youthful cockiness becomes supreme confidence. At 22, he’s a tested veteran who’s been in tight spots before and knows just what to do with the game on the line.
Increasing costs put ‘pain’ in propane
November 17, 2000
By Joy Ludwig With the onset of cold weather, people who rely on propane likely will see heating bills skyrocket, especially if there is a typical Kansas winter. Lawrence-based Heetco Inc. serves 6,000 propane customers in a 100-mile radius and has branch offices in Overbrook, Leavenworth and Topeka.
MU coach right: It’s media’s fault
Positive facts, like Missouri having better record than Nebraska in past week, have been ignored
November 17, 2000
Missouri football coach Larry Smith is absolutely correct when he blames the media for the team’s 3-7 record this season. The media have been responsible for losing football games at Ol’ Mizzou for quite some time now. The Tigers have had only two winning records in the past 17 seasons, and it took some real courage for Smith to speak out and tell the truth rather than to fall back on the usual list of weak excuses.
Advertisers focus on schools
November 17, 2000
By Jane Eisner Philadelphia Inquirer OK, staff, the task before us is clear: We’ve got to market our clients’ products to as many schoolchildren as possible. It’s a captive audience of more than 47 million students in elementary and secondary public schools.
U.S. law on shaky footing
November 17, 2000
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services “Everything is getting more complicated by the second,” said a member of the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. One of the reasons for the complication has been the erosion of our understanding of the law.
Potter’ anticipation doesn’t speed author’s pace
November 17, 2000
First, the good news: J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series, is hard at work on Book Five.
Chris Cagle has Garth-like intensity
November 17, 2000
There’s something disquieting in the singer’s voice in the rising country music hit “My Love Goes On and On.”
Daily ticker
November 17, 2000
Task force rejects public safety department
Consolidating agencies won’t improve services or save costs, group says
November 17, 2000
A task force won’t recommend that the Legislature create a Cabinet-level agency to oversee the state’s various public safety agencies, but that doesn’t mean the issue will go away.
Sideline
November 17, 2000
Ventura eager to announce Ex-Chiefs player sentenced Tech coach gets extension
Regents study merger
Pratt-Fort Hays plan ‘in limbo’
November 17, 2000
A proposal to merge two higher education institutions in western Kansas remains in limbo.
Visit seeks closure, openness
November 17, 2000
President Clinton opened a historic visit Friday to Vietnam, welcomed with a red-carpet ceremony near the mausoleum of the legendary Ho Chi Minh, architect of the communist victory over U.S.-backed forces in the war that ended 25 years ago.
Five Baker players on All-HAAC team
November 17, 2000
Benedictine College, which won the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, placed seven players on the all-conference first team and won coaching honors as well, the conference announced this week.
Briefcase
November 17, 2000
Western Resources to sell Paradigm Direct TheStreet.com slashes staff Biotech corn trims U.S. export market
Sprint fights to keep former exec from rival
November 17, 2000
The planned merger of Sprint Corp. and WorldCom Inc. fell apart last summer but now Sprint is fighting to keep a former top executive from starting a WorldCom job he took after being passed over for promotion.
Jayhawks roll: 92-61
November 17, 2000
The Kansas Jayhawks opened their home season with a convincing victory over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Kenny Gregory led the Jayhawks with a double-double: 19 points and 10 rebounds. The highlight of the evening, however, was Eric Chenowith notching his 1000th point on a second-half free throw.
Inflation eases during October
Rising energy costs lead to slight increase, report shows
November 17, 2000
After a stormy September, inflation at the consumer level calmed in October, tempered by declining prices for gasoline and tobacco and the biggest drop in airline fares in 16 months.
Religion briefs
November 17, 2000
Group to help dads deal with stress Worship service features Potlatch ME Church marks 138th anniversary
Parents can help middle child establish solid identity
November 17, 2000
Does the middle child really have greater adaptive problems than his or her siblings?
Spirituality
November 17, 2000
Indianapolis church, congregation wait as IRS seizure looms Georgia delegates affirm Baptist statement of faith
After 20 years, Southern Baptists’ Bible battle rages on
November 17, 2000
You may have noticed the latest headlines from a 20-year conflict in America’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention: Former President Jimmy Carter renounced his lifelong affiliation with the SBC, saying it proclaims ideas that “violate the basic premises of my Christian faith.” The SBC’s largest state component, in Texas, halted most of its funding for the SBC’s headquarters and six seminaries.
Robinson said young mother killed herself, papers suggest
November 17, 2000
Documents filed in the Kansas case against a man accused of killing six women suggest he told his brother that one of them, the young mother of an infant child, had killed herself.
Naismith pranksters sought
November 17, 2000
By Joel Mathis It’s been a regular occurrence at College Park-Naismith Hall since school started: pranksters pulling fire alarms.
Ledwith services
November 17, 2000
Mary Stan
November 17, 2000
Bert Nash CEO field trimmed by one
November 17, 2000
One of the four finalists for the executive director’s position at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has withdrawn from consideration.
Lawrence briefs
November 17, 2000
Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity KU professor to appear on KCPT talk show Celtic music standouts pair for Lawrence concert
Gophers playing for immediate future
November 17, 2000
His nationally ranked recruiting class in his back pocket, his road to respectability growing shorter by the day, Dan Monson was asked about the potential speed bump of the 2000-2001 basketball season at the University of Minnesota.
Call him ‘Mr. Lucky’
Topekan wins jackpot for second time
November 17, 2000
A Topeka retiree won his second Kansas Cash jackpot of the year this week, bringing his total take from the game to more than $300,000.
Civilian pilot killed after colliding with F-16
November 17, 2000
An Air Force F-16 collided with a small plane Thursday and crashed in flames. One person aboard the small plane was killed, while the fighter pilot parachuted to safety onto a golf course and walked to someone’s house to use the phone.
Top general cautions against isolationism
November 17, 2000
The top U.S. military officer said Thursday that it would be naive for the next president to believe he could stop using the military for peacekeeping and other noncombat missions overseas.
Colorado clips Alaska-Fairbanks
November 17, 2000
Jamahl Mosely scored 18 points as Colorado overpowered a smaller Alaska-Fairbanks team inside for a 79-68 win Thursday in the first round of the Top of the World Classic.
Amtrak debuts high-speed train
November 17, 2000
High-speed rail travel in the United States debuted Thursday with the maiden run of the sleek Acela Express, which hit an Amtrak-record 150 mph during the New York-to-Boston leg of a trip that began in Washington.
Briefs
November 17, 2000
Webber misses game with sprained ankle Williams leaves game with sprained ankle Thorpe on injured list; Hornets activate Nailon DeClercq faces fine Gugliotta may return in wake of Dudley injury
Local Briefs
November 17, 2000
KU signs netter Five Baker players on All-HAAC team
Community fund drive reaches its goal
United Way of Douglas County victory party celebrates raising $1.42 million
November 17, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The 680 children served by the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence can rest easier, now that the United Way of Douglas County reached its $1.42 million fund-raising goal. “It impacts us quite a bit. It enables us to keep our doors open,” said Janet Murphy, the club’s executive director.
Witness to testify from KUMC
Too ill to attend trial, victim to be deposed from hospital bed
November 17, 2000
By Joel Mathis Prosecutors say Allen Toshavik, quadriplegic and hooked to a ventilator in a Kansas City hospital, can’t come to court to testify about the June shooting that nearly killed him. So they want the court to go to him. Thursday, a Douglas County District judge granted a prosecution request to take Toshavik’s testimony at his hospital in case he remains unavailable for trial.
Candidates seek probe of suspect phone calls
Voter suppression thought to be behind pre-election ploy
November 17, 2000
By Erwin Seba Former political rivals Phill Kline and Dennis Moore have united in calling for the investigation of calls made to Democratic voters in Douglas County on the eve of the Nov. 7 election.
Court bars vote certification in Florida
November 17, 2000
(Updated 5:45 p.m. Friday) A federal appeals court denied George W. Bush’s request to stop hand tallies of presidential votes in Florida on Friday, the second court setback of the day for the Republican candidate.
Jayhawks, Cyclones surprisingly similar
November 17, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Throw out the win-loss differential, and Kansas’ and Iowa State’s football teams are virtually indistinguishable, at least from a statistical standpoint. The two teams separated by three games in the all-important win column are no more than three spots away in the Big 12 statistical rankings in just about every category.
IRS plays name game
November 17, 2000
Millions of Americans may have to dig out their marriage certificates after the IRS sent out letters warning women that the married names on their tax returns do not match up with their Social Security numbers.
Sallie Mae workers included in deal
November 17, 2000
By Mark Fagan Nearly all of Sallie Mae’s 275 employees in Lawrence could be working for a new company by the end of the year without ever leaving their work stations. Sallie Mae confirmed Thursday that it had sold its Lawrence loan-servicing center to a subsidiary of DST Systems Inc., which plans to run the place as a center for servicing mutual funds.
Recount Developments
November 17, 2000
Florida’s Supreme Court on Thursday allowed manual ballot recounts in four counties to continue. The high court, however, stopped short of ordering the recount numbers to be included in final vote tallies.
Rematch in 2004? It’s not out of the question
November 17, 2000
One will become president; the other a historical footnote.
Meth labs’ dangers shown
November 17, 2000
Chemicals used to make methamphetamine caused fumes, fires and explosions that injured dozens of police and emergency workers dispatched to illegal drug labs in the late 1990s, the government said Thursday.
Mental ability decline starts early
Experiments show slowdown begins in 20s, not as senior citizen
November 17, 2000
We’ve all heard folks lament as they age, “I’m not as sharp as I used to be. … I can’t think as fast. … I don’t remember things as well.”
Alomar leaving Tribe
Cleveland can’t afford veteran catcher
November 17, 2000
Not only is one of the Alomar brothers leaving Cleveland, the Indians are saying goodbye to a loyal member of their baseball family.
Ex-KKK leader’s home raided
November 17, 2000
Federal agents raided the home of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Thursday, carting off boxes of documents and a rifle during a search that lasted more than seven hours.
Civil rights pioneer Hosea Williams dies
November 17, 2000
Hosea Williams, the fiery lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr. who was at the forefront of the civil rights struggle for more than three decades, died of cancer Thursday. He was 74.
World briefs
November 17, 2000
Parents win lawsuit against fertility clinic Health officials search for cause of mass illness Insurance company to pay Holocaust claims
Evelyn Lucille Morris
November 17, 2000
Space station Mir headed for crash landing
November 17, 2000
After postponing the funeral several times, Russia’s space community finally reconciled itself Thursday to burying its favorite child. Now it has to figure out how to bring the problem-plagued Mir space station safely down to Earth.
Old Home Town - 25 and 40 years ago today
November 17, 2000
German doctor killed in West Bank attack
November 17, 2000
Harald Fischer planned to be gone a only few minutes to help his neighbors, leaving his frightened wife and children huddled in a cramped landing as Israeli gunfire rained down near their three-story home in this hillside village.
Free business
November 17, 2000
ROTC option
November 17, 2000
Victor should play peacemaker
November 17, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News In the last scene of the 1972 movie “The Candidate,” Robert Redford is a bewildered winning pol who looks at his campaign flacks and asks plaintively, “What do we do now?” Will Al Gore or George Bush when Florida and 10,000 lawyers someday make up their minds on a winner be as baffled?
All in the same boat
November 17, 2000
J-W Editorial Americans can’t single-handedly prevent environmental disaster on our Big Blue Marble. With all the other things on our American minds, we are not inclined to pay much attention to the fact that police and rangers in Komodo National Park in Indonesia recently caught 24 fishermen in the act of bombing coral reefs.
Trouble with in-laws causes deep rifts in some marriages
November 17, 2000
Boy bands’ race to top of charts turns into nail-biter
November 17, 2000
Tired of the political horse race? Well, next week brings another nail-biter.
How Jim Carrey became a ‘Grinch’
Comedian almost didn’t get to work in live-action Dr. Seuss movie
November 17, 2000
No, it’s not like he had to apologize because his bodyguards roughed up a few photographers or that the star himself snubbed his legion of fans. It’s just that, well, Jim Carrey’s entourage is not much of an entourage.
Flutie is Bills’ best bet as starter
Buffalo’s quarterback controversy shouldn’t be controversy at all
November 17, 2000
The football opera that plays in Buffalo, N.Y., has become bigger than the city, the team, the game and the cosmos. But if you can cut through the public backbiting, the Goldhaber Research Associates poll, the fence-straddling head coach, the bare-chested, cheerleading loon with Doug Flutie’s name and number painted on his back at Ralph Wilson Stadium and 2001 ramifications, then you’ll see Flutie is a better quarterback right here, right now than Rob Johnson.
Waltrip to bow out Sunday, head for television booth
November 17, 2000
Heupel, Leach share bond
Texas Tech coach lured quarterback to Oklahoma
November 17, 2000
Oklahoma quarterback Josh Heupel has the Sooners undefeated, ranked No. 1 and closing in on a chance for the school’s seventh national title. He’s a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.
New rules endorsed for liver transplants
November 17, 2000
Liver patients who need transplants will be ranked using sophisticated medical criteria rather than how long they’ve been on the waiting list under a system endorsed Thursday by the nation’s transplant network.
Hofstra joins Atlantic 10
November 17, 2000
Hofstra became the 11th member of the Atlantic 10 Football Conference on Thursday.
End to Electoral College urged
Constitutional amendment needed to scrap system
November 17, 2000
The confused and protracted conclusion of the presidential election is stimulating broad debate in Congress about major reforms to the election laws, with lawmakers dusting off proposals to abolish the Electoral College and producing a range of new plans to overhaul the way in which Americans vote for their president.
Jackson plays predictable role in Florida
November 17, 2000
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer It should surprise no one that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson has placed himself at the center of the presidential election controversy now under way in West Palm Beach, Fla. For more than three decades, whatever moral crisis has affected America, at home or abroad, Jackson inevitably has become involved.