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Nation briefs
November 22, 2000
Government budget surplus bumped up Researcher loses federal funding access
Short & sweet
November 22, 2000
Sugar and spice and everything French ‘Guided’ by gluttony
Ditch cheeseballs at holiday fetes
November 22, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger With the holiday season about to be in full swing, it’s time to be planning menus not only for sit-down dinners but also for hors d’oeuvres and party food. During the next month of office parties and other holiday get-togethers, you’ll see plenty of barbecued meatballs and cheese cubes. For people who attend a lot of holiday parties, the finger food is far too predictable and one party quickly starts to look like another.
Labor woes threaten air travel
November 22, 2000
As the busy holiday travel season neared, two major U.S. airlines continued to grapple Tuesday with flight delays they blame on disgruntled mechanics. But as for an out-and-out strike, United said nothing could happen until after Christmas. Four days after a federal judge barred United Airlines mechanics from disrupting flight schedules, the Chicago-based airline said it still was plagued by delays Tuesday.
KU speaker to focus on Whitewater scandal
November 22, 2000
Robert Ray, who succeeded Kenneth Starr investigating the Whitewater scandals, is scheduled to speak at the Kansas University Law School at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Green Hall Room 104.
City commission briefs
November 22, 2000
Downtown cleanup efforts improving City to add water customers
Airport funds have city flying high
$3 million in upgrades scheduled
November 22, 2000
By Mike Belt City and community leaders are sky high at the prospect of more planes and better accommodations at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
John Nicholson
November 22, 2000
Marvin Selichnow
November 22, 2000
Lawrence holiday closings announced
November 22, 2000
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
No contest plea entered in double shooting case
November 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis One of four men charged in a July double shooting pleaded Tuesday.
Master teacher named
Advocate for special education selected
November 22, 2000
By Tim Carpenter An advocate for Lawrence special-education students Tuesday was selected the district’s 2000-2001 master teacher by past winners of the award.
Cranberries have ‘uncanny’ versatility
November 22, 2000
Cranberries shouldn’t only be used in Jello-like forms plunked out can at Thanksgiving. And they don’t just provide festive trimming for Christmas trees. They can be reduced and mixed and mashed to make innovative and unique dishes.
Cran-do berries
Small crimson fruit does its bit for health, taste
November 22, 2000
Cranberries get a lot of good press. That cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections is well known by now. That’s no small thing, because the ailment is the second-leading cause of missed work days for women in this country, not to mention hefty doctor bills.
Ford, UAW to open family centers, day care
November 22, 2000
As a recognition that happier employees are better workers, Ford Motor Co., partsmaker Visteon Corp. and the United Auto Workers are joining forces to build centers around the country that will offer round-the-clock child care, educational classes and other services to their workers.
On the record
November 22, 2000
Probation revoked in shooting death
Topekan ordered to prison after being kicked out of mental health treatment program
November 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis A 23-year-old Topeka man will go to prison after all for his role in the 1998 shooting death of a 16-year-old girl. In August 1999, Donald R. Koch, now 23, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the Nov. 24, 1998, death of Misty Taylor. She died of a single gunshot wound to the head when the hunting rifle Koch had in his hand went off during a trip to western Douglas County.
East Lawrence plan receives unanimous approval
Steering committee hopes it will revitalize neighborhood through preservation, task forces
November 22, 2000
By Mike Belt Landmarks? Visionary references? Supplement? Disagreements over a word here and there are about the only complaints anyone is expressing concerning the new East Lawrence Revitalization Plan.
State AG to review election calls
FBI will not proceed with investigation
November 22, 2000
An FBI investigation into phone calls that allegedly were meant to discourage some Democrats from voting has been turned over to the Kansas attorney general’s office.
Daily ticker
November 22, 2000
Briefcase
November 22, 2000
Trade deficit widens Lucent shares sink on revenue cut Kansas Farm Bureau elects new president Government orders tissues unit sold
LSD lab rivals largest in U.S.
Authorities seize Wamego huge facility before it begins production
November 22, 2000
Federal officers were finishing up their investigations at an LSD laboratory near Wamego that experts are calling one of the largest drug laboratories in the country.
Citizenship oath brings family together
November 22, 2000
A severely disabled young woman from India on Tuesday became the first person granted U.S. citizenship under a new law to accommodate people unable to recite or comprehend the oath of allegiance.
U.S. disasters down in 2000
November 22, 2000
Here’s something to be thankful for: The United States has had almost no major natural disasters this year.
Shockers down Wildcats, 76-66
November 22, 2000
Wichita State’s new head coach didn’t really care how the Shockers won their season opener, nor that the loser was from the Big 12 Conference. All that mattered was the final score.
Jobs, jobless on increase
Kansas unemployment at 3.4%
November 22, 2000
Employment increased slightly during October in Kansas, but the number of people without jobs also was on the rise, the Department of Human Resources reported. The unemployment rate last month in the Lawrence area which includes all of Douglas County was 3.7 percent, up from 3.5 percent in September and 3.3 percent in October 1999, the department said Tuesday.
U.S. satellite fails in orbit
November 22, 2000
A $60 million U.S. commercial satellite failed Tuesday to reach its intended orbit aboard a Russian-built rocket during a second doomed attempt to launch the American payload.
Climate conference scolds U.S.
November 22, 2000
The European Union flatly rejected on Tuesday a key U.S. proposal for dealing with one of the most contentious global warming issues being debated at the United Nations World Climate Change Conference.
Illini tame Terps
U of I wins season’s first matchup of Top 10 teams
November 22, 2000
Illinois won the season’s first matchup of Top Ten teams because its frontline dominated Maryland’s. Center Marcus Griffin had 19 points and eight rebounds, Brian Cook had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Sergio McClain had 10 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 8 Illini beat the No. 6 Terrapins 90-80 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.
No special treatment for military ballots, Democrats argue
November 22, 2000
Capitol Hill Democrats, worried over the uncertainty in the Florida recount and attempting to blunt Republican arguments, said Tuesday that invalid military ballots should not receive special treatment.
Media group sues Mavs owner Cuban
November 22, 2000
The Belo Corp. media group has sued Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, contending he reneged on an agreement to buy the company’s minority stake in the team and the American Airlines Center.
Vivian Karch
November 22, 2000
Safety tips
November 22, 2000
Winter holiday driving tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Consumer group lists ‘hazardous’ holiday toys
November 22, 2000
Toys are safer than in previous years, but hazardous toys still can be found on store shelves, according to an annual report issued by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Pill a day may keep flu away
November 22, 2000
If for some reason you miss getting your flu vaccine, there’s now a backup: The government says taking a prescription pill every day during a flu outbreak can prevent the misery-inducing illness, too.
FTC won’t sue entertainment industry
November 22, 2000
Two months after issuing a report accusing the entertainment industry of aggressively marketing violent, adult-rated entertainment to children, federal regulators decided Tuesday they would not pursue legal charges against any of the companies involved.
Frosh Kinsey to miss 10 to 14 days
Anterior compartment syndrome in left leg shelves point guard
November 22, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas freshman Mario Kinsey had surgery on his lower right leg on Oct. 17 to repair a case of anterior compartment syndrome. On Tuesday, Kinsey had surgery for the same condition in his lower left leg. Kinsey, who missed about a week of practice after the procedure on his right leg, is slated to miss between 10 and 14 days of action, KU coach Roy Williams said Tuesday.
Amid clashes, Egypt pulls Israeli ambassador
November 22, 2000
Egypt ordered the withdrawal of its ambassador to Israel on Tuesday in the most decisive protest yet by the largest and most important Arab partner in the troubled search for peace in the Middle East.
District suspends principal
East Heights leader out as officials investigate
November 22, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Supt. Randy Weseman shocked the East Heights School community Tuesday by suspending with pay Principal Laura Blevins. Weseman informed Blevins of his decision before meeting with teachers and staff at the elementary school but offered no clear explanation of what triggered Blevins’ abrupt removal.
Flyers forward Jones announces retirement
November 22, 2000
Keith Jones of the Philadelphia Flyers retired Tuesday after doctors told him his left knee can no longer stand up to the demands of the NHL.
NHL Summaries
November 22, 2000
Senators 2, Bruins 1 Maple Leafs 3, Rangers 1 Panthers 4, Canadiens 1 Canucks 4, Blues 3 Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 1
Seattle journalists picket 2 papers
November 22, 2000
Hundreds of reporters, photographers and other workers struck the city’s two major newspapers Tuesday, forcing management to scale back coverage and adopt much earlier deadlines.
Sideline
November 22, 2000
Bail higher for Pierce suspects Big Ten strips Minnesota Selig sees need for change Williams out of hospital
New ag center proposed for KSU
Governor’s task force suggests value-added research facility
November 22, 2000
A research center at Kansas State University that would develop more uses for agricultural products was among recommendations made by Gov. Bill Graves’ task force on agriculture.
Legislator predicts lottery’s renewal
November 22, 2000
The Kansas Lottery will be renewed by lawmakers next year, but not without some wrangling, House Majority Leader Kent Glasscock said.
U.S. can survive controversy
November 22, 2000
By Mike Hoeflich Contributing columnist I have no doubt that there is little need for another commentary on Election 2000, but, on the other hand, I am struck rather forcibly by a number of things that have not been given a great deal of attention by the general media. Thus, let me begin this week’s column with a few assorted thoughts on the election and its aftermath.
Another side
November 22, 2000
Election frenzy rages in Florida
November 22, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Remarkable, is it not, how frequently the Clinton-Gore era makes one marvel, “This never happened before.” Now we have the infinitely expanding “presidential election.” That phrase used to refer, quaintly, to something that occurs on a Tuesday in November. This is written on a Tuesday, the 15th day of the election.
Chenowith ‘trying’
Jayhawks’ center miffed about early misfires
November 22, 2000
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith scored a season-high 15 points on Monday night against Boise State. Guess what? He could have tallied a whole lot more. “Eric had an opportunity to score 100. He didn’t quite get there,” Kansas coach Roy Williams said after the Jayhawks’ 101-61 victory over the Broncos at Allen Fieldhouse. “I like how active he was. He was trying. He just missed a lot of shots.”
PGA commissioner hoping for increase of fans, golfers
November 22, 2000
Imagine golf having more fans than the National Football League, and a billion rounds played each year by more than 55 million people.
Singh Grand Slam leader
Woods trails by two strokes following first round
November 22, 2000
Masters champion Vijay Singh shot a 3-under-par 69 on Tuesday to take a two-stroke lead over travel-weary Tiger Woods in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Tom Lehman opened with a 73 and Paul Azinger shot a 74 in the four-player, 36-hole event for the year’s major champions.
Huskers try to regroup for Colorado
November 22, 2000
Nebraska has had more than a week to mull over its loss to Kansas State. It hasn’t gotten much easier to deal with, but the No. 9 Cornhuskers are a little more optimistic heading into Friday’s game against Colorado than they were a week ago.
Steele plans no changes at Baylor
November 22, 2000
Baylor coach Kevin Steele isn’t planning any changes on his coaching staff after a second straight 0-8 Big 12 record. Steele said he has no intention of finding a scapegoat to blame for the problems this season.
Bowl Briefs
November 22, 2000
Southern Miss, TCU paired in Mobile Bowl Yellow Jackets accept Peach Bowl bid University of Cincinnati to Motor City Bowl East Carolina headed to galleryfurniture.com
Strawberry sentenced
Ex-Yankee handed probation, community service
November 22, 2000
Darryl Strawberry was sentenced to a year’s probation and 50 hours of community service Tuesday for causing a traffic accident while under the influence of pain killers.
Takeaways mysteriously missing
For first time ever, KC has gone three straight games without forcing a turnover
November 22, 2000
It can’t be mere coincidence. For three straight games, the Kansas City Chiefs have failed to get a single takeaway, and for three straight games they have lost. It’s a very uncharacteristic position for Gunther Cunningham’s team. In fact, it’s the first time in the 41-year history of the franchise that Kansas City has gone three consecutive games without a takeaway.
Loss to USC would cost Irish $12 million
Win and Notre Dame likely in Fiesta, lose and it’s off to some lesser bowl
November 22, 2000
Stakes often are high when Notre Dame plays USC. As far as money goes, they’ve never been higher than they will be Saturday. Win, and the Irish likely play in the Fiesta Bowl with its $13.5 million payout. Lose, and the Irish play in the Gator Bowl, worth $1.4 million, or in the Music City or Insight.com bowl games, at $750,000.
People
November 22, 2000
Lake Wobegon becomes real Penn kicks the habit An afternoon with the queen Movie auction East Movie auction West
Cheney suffered ‘very slight heart attack’
November 22, 2000
(Updated 4:30 p.m. Wednesday) Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney suffered a “very slight heart attack” early Wednesday morning, doctors said.
County stops recount in blow to Gore
November 22, 2000
(Updated 4:26 p.m. Wednesday) In a dizzying turn of events, Florida’s largest county abruptly stopped recounting votes Wednesday, sending Al Gore’s lawyers scrambling back to court to keep a ballot-by-ballot fight for the White House grinding away. George W. Bush accused Democrats of monkeying with laws to reverse the election’s “legitimate result” and turned to the U.S. Supreme Court for help.
Parents’ demands on fix-it husband put strain on couple
November 22, 2000
Chocolate pros offer up favorite dark dessert dishes
Former editor of Chocolatier magazine reveals ‘chocolatiest’ list
November 22, 2000
I used to devote my life to chocolate, literally, as editor-in-chief of Chocolatier magazine. Lately, my professional life has taken me down other more savory paths (though I still eat chocolate on a daily basis).
Briefly
November 22, 2000
Charitable agency, landlord back on good terms Jury deadlocks in rape case LINK Thanksgiving dinner open to all who want to go Two boys arrested in car burglary cases ‘Angel Tree’ to answer foster children’s wish lists
U.S. looks to Cuba for missing boy
Case is Elian in reverse
November 22, 2000
In a case of Elian Gonzalez in reverse, a man claims his ex-wife took off for Cuba with their 5-year-old son, and the federal government is offering to help get the boy back.
Goodyear tires investigated
Light-truck tire failure prompts probe by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
November 22, 2000
A federal safety agency on Tuesday opened a preliminary investigation into Goodyear light-truck tires that could experience “sudden and catastrophic” failure on the road.
Buffalo area snowed under
Storm catches city by surprise
November 22, 2000
The National Guard was sent in Tuesday to help the city dig out after a surprise 2-foot snowstorm trapped motorists in their cars and stranded thousands of workers and schoolchildren overnight at offices, supermarkets, city hall and restaurants.
China pledges missile sale limits
U.S. also concerned about ‘dual-use’ technology
November 22, 2000
China promised Tuesday not to sell missiles or components to countries developing nuclear weapons, easing tensions with Washington over long-suspected Chinese assistance to Pakistan, Iran and North Korea.
Cocaine chemicals unregulated
November 22, 2000
Although the Clinton administration has declared a risky and controversial $1.3 billion war against Latin America’s cocaine trade, it isn’t fighting on what may be the easiest and most promising front.
Peru’s opposition mulls next move in political chaos
November 22, 2000
An outraged opposition in Congress pushed Tuesday to dismiss President Alberto Fujimori, calling on colleagues to reject his resignation and instead declare him morally unfit for office.
Cuba’s Public Enemy No. 1 captured in Panama
November 22, 2000
The elderly Cuban exile arrested in Panama after Fidel Castro accused the man of plotting to assassinate him during a summit there is well known to the 11 million people living on this communist island.
NBA Briefs
November 22, 2000
Warriors activate Sura Fortson surgery slated Thorpe out four weeks Celtics sign Overton Edney on injured list Bulls activate Bagaric
Texas lawsuit challenges Cheney’s state of residence
November 22, 2000
Three Texas voters have sued to block Gov. George W. Bush’s election as president by challenging running mate Dick Cheney’s status as a Wyoming resident. The lawsuit was filed hours after a similar lawsuit was dismissed in Florida.
Langdon fires Cavs to win
Alaskan Assassin’ scores career-high 31 points
November 22, 2000
On a night when blinding snow and howling winds turned Cleveland’s streets into a winter wonderland, it was fitting that the “Alaskan Assassin” hardly missed.
BU women win
November 22, 2000
And for these great games, we give our thanks
November 22, 2000
Pro football on Thanksgiving Day has been televised nationally since 1956 and has featured some of the sport’s most memorable games. Which of these classics do you think was the greatest?
Florida court allows recounts
Democrats cheer ruling; Republicans angered by it
November 22, 2000
In a triumph for Al Gore, Florida’s Supreme Court granted his request to keep the state’s presidential recounts going Tuesday night, even as vote-counters plowed through ballots and shrunk George W. Bush’s minuscule advantage in the closest presidential race in decades.
Nice weather won’t stop all delays
Thanksgiving travel will still be affected by construction, harried shoppers
November 22, 2000
By Tom Meagher Meteorologists expect holiday travelers will be greeted with good weather this weekend, but experts say they hope motorists will use common sense and expect delays. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts that most of Kansas, Missouri and northern states will have a dry weekend with average temperatures.
College Football Briefs
November 22, 2000
Gamecocks’ Holtz to get raise, extension Thorpe field trimmed Florida State’s Weinke wins Unitas Award UF turns to Grossman Georgia QB out again
World briefs
November 22, 2000
Journalist booted for pedophile photos Drug raids net thousands of suspects Archaeologists unearth nobleman’s tomb Salvagers can’t find WWII gold, jewels
Bush OKs Lawyers To File Appeal
November 22, 2000
(Updated 4 p.m. Wednesday) George W. Bush authorized his lawyers to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in an attempt to shut down Florida’s presidential ballot recounts.
Police solve murder mystery
November 22, 2000
It was a murder mystery that Hollywood writers could concoct: A woman’s nude body surfaced in the Missouri River near Jefferson City on Aug. 29, 1999.
Ralph Cheek
November 22, 2000
Residents running into deer in city
Drivers, transportation officials concerned about growing problem
November 22, 2000
By Tom Meagher Lawrence resident Paul Sharp expects to see deer in the county when he drives to Baldwin for doctor’s appointments. What he wasn’t expecting was to hit a deer inside city limits on 23rd Street one night a few weeks ago when returning home from the grocery store.
Iowa State nips Morningside
November 22, 2000
Martin Rancik scored a career-high 32 points, including two free throws with 1.4 seconds to play in overtime, as Iowa State held off Morningside 102-97.
Next president faces hard choices
Domestic and foreign problems will be waiting
November 22, 2000
No matter whether the next president is named Bush or Gore, he will have to confront a number of inescapable challenges.
UT’s Applewhite back at practice
November 22, 2000
Texas quarterback Major Applewhite practiced Tuesday after being sidelined with a sprained right knee more than three weeks ago.
It’s a great day for pigs and pigskin
Football fans prepare for hop from table to couch on Thanksgiving Day
November 22, 2000
You can’t really blame the belt-busters who push their expanding selves from the Thanksgiving table and wallow in front of the television all day. They have two irresistible forces working against them football and nature.
Alfredsson lifts Senators past Bruins
Goal with 13.8 seconds remaining decisive in Ottawa’s 2-1 victory
November 22, 2000
After missing 13 of Ottawa’s first 20 games with a hip injury, Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has been something of a forgotten man around the Corel Centre. Alfredsson was the center of attention Tuesday night, however, as his goal with just 13.8 seconds remaining lifted the Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Patrol’s bust largest ever for marijuana
3,883-pound seizure leads to arrest of Indiana truck driver
November 22, 2000
Federal prosecutors filed felony drug charges against the driver of the truck that was carrying the largest amount of marijuana ever seized by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Nation briefs
November 22, 2000
Homebuyer finds skeleton Coke, Quaker merger talks off Genetic corn recall may widen Death sentence commuted Federal execution moratorium sought
World briefs
November 22, 2000
Papal panel denounces same-sex unions Bank heist gunbattle leaves 11 people dead Testing approved for mad cow disease
Turkey testing is key
November 22, 2000
By Susan Krumm Last year I cooked my turkey until done according to the directions, but when I sliced the breast meat, it was still pink near the bone. Is pink turkey meat safe?
Nation briefs
November 22, 2000
Social workers plead to Christmas gift theft Gambling debts prompt family murder, suicide National Zoo gains panda permit FDA warns against thyroid hormone
KU swim signees
November 22, 2000
Miranda Issac of Hutchinson, Libby Erickson of Blue Valley Northwest and Alyson Colver of Holyoke, Colo., have signed swim letter of intents with Kansas.
KU women turn back Arkansas State
November 22, 2000
Jaclyn Johnson had 13 points, four blocked shots and four steals offset by nine turnovers as Kansas’ women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak to Arkansas State with a 63-51 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night at ASU’s Convocation Center.
Voters willing to wait for totals
November 22, 2000
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Start-Telegram For most Americans, there’s little room for agreement where the 2000 presidential election is concerned.
Lawrence briefs
November 22, 2000
Lawrence resident convicted in attack with scissors KSU researcher develops liver vaccine for cattle Lecompton receives state grant for planning Baker University creates award to honor diversity
County’s absentee ballots challenged
November 22, 2000
A potentially explosive legal battle over the presidential election is developing in Seminole County, where a judge has ordered a hearing in a lawsuit that seeks to throw out more than 15,000 absentee ballots in one of the GOP’s biggest strongholds.
Four preps sign KU track tenders
November 22, 2000
Cheryl Bergman, the Class 1A 200-meter champion from Baileyville B&B, has signed a track letter of intent with Kansas University.
Makeup artists build foundation for ‘Grinch’
November 22, 2000
The thick, curling eyebrows; the tiny bulldog nose; the puffy, seamed cheeks surrounded by bushy sideburns all in a deep pea green are the work of Rick Baker. Makeup, by one of the masters of the art, provides much of the fun in “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” with more than 100 actors playing Whos getting makeovers along with the zany Grinch star, Jim Carrey.
Clinton’s many faces back in news
November 22, 2000
By Rena Pederson Dallas Morning News Bill Clinton was Nowhere Man during the presidential campaign. Al Gore acted as if he were some guy in a gravy-stained suit that he met once on a flight.
Paying the price
November 22, 2000
J-W Editorial Candidates must be held legally accountable for all their campaign actions.
Who knows where K-State will go?
Big 12 bowl puzzle won’t be solved until after league championship game on Dec. 2 in Kansas City
November 22, 2000
Despite hitting some potholes along the way, Oklahoma and Kansas State eventually subdued lesser opponents Saturday to assure that their paths to the postseason will include a stop in Kansas City, Mo., for the Big 12 championship game.
NBA Box Scores
November 22, 2000
Rockets 101, Pacers 89 Cavaliers 117, Pistons 98 Trail Blazers 104, Wizards 94 SuperSonics 116, Mavericks 110 Knicks 85, Magics 84 Warriors 89, Bulls 77
Horoscopes
November 22, 2000