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National Briefs
November 25, 2000
Arizona - Charity rebuffs gay congressman Washington, D.C. - Canadian soup recall affects Kansas stores
Jayhawks waste the Ichabods: 99-56
November 25, 2000
Olympic gold medalist and native Kansan Tara Nott signed autographs before the game, and was honored at halftime for her heavy lifting. The Jayhawks could have used her strength from the foul line, sinking only 18 of 35 free throws. That was their only real weakness, as they dominated the Washburn Ichabods from beginning to end.
Number of elected women falls slightly
November 25, 2000
Although women made record gains in the nation’s highest offices in this year’s elections, their numbers slipped in legislatures and other state offices raising worries about the training ground for future leaders.
Daily Ticker
November 25, 2000
Starbucks stirs debate in China
November 25, 2000
A Starbucks has opened in the Forbidden City and it’s causing a stink in Beijing.
Bargains, optimism lift stocks
Internet stocks rise
November 25, 2000
Beaten-down prices and investor optimism for an end to the political maelstrom surrounding the presidential election helped push stock prices higher Friday. In a shortened holiday session that ended at 1 p.m., the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 70.91 at 10,470.23. The Dow ended the week down 159.64.
Discounts draw customers
Holiday shoppers hit malls, Web sites for bargains
November 25, 2000
The nation’s retailers opened the holiday shopping season Friday with rampant discounting and special deals to get consumers to start spending again. Shoppers, who have been in a spending funk during the past few months, were only too pleased, waking up before dawn to flock to stores and malls and their computers to take advantage of the bargains.
Dining competition heats up
New restaurants count on a growing city to feed their upscale ventures
November 25, 2000
By Mark Fagan A steakhouse institution, an American bistro and a French-style American restaurant are serving up a new line of upscale dining options in Lawrence. When Hereford House opens for dinner Wednesday night, it will join Prairiefire: An American Bistro in the latest battle in town for customers seeking upper-end meals. BleuJacket is scheduled to join the fray Dec. 15.
Child star releases holiday album
Billy Gilman’s CD must fight for shelf space
November 25, 2000
It’s hard to predict what effect the new Christmas album by 12-year-old country music singer Billy Gilman will have on his career. “Classic Christmas” follows Billy’s million-selling debut album, “One Voice.” Released by Epic Records, it’s a typical seasonal album, packed with such familiar favorites as “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”
Enya’s latest album is lush offering
November 25, 2000
Part of what makes Ireland so brilliantly green is that it gets a healthy amount of rain.
Reese uplifting in ‘Myles’
November 25, 2000
Nobody plays the proud, stubborn yet spiritually vulnerable church lady like Della Reese. Viewers not yet sated with the gauzy uplift of “Touched by an Angel,” or those few souls still searching for the small-town fantasy of “Ed,” will find much to love in “The Moving of Sophia Myles” (8 p.m., Sunday, CBS, TV-PG).
Engagements
November 25, 2000
Anniversaries
November 25, 2000
Take charge of health care
November 25, 2000
To help take better control of your health care, doctors offer this advice.
Quick workout
November 25, 2000
Most people’s chief complaint about exercise is that is takes too much time. All it takes is at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise three times per week and resistance exercise a minimum of twice a week, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.
Tuten likely to play left tackle
November 25, 2000
With Steve Beuerlein being sacked frequently, the Carolina Panthers will try their fourth left tackle on Monday night when they play host to the Green Bay Packers.
Vikings now on verge of NFC Central crown
November 25, 2000
The Minnesota Vikings could claim an NFC Central title with a victory over the Detroit Lions next Thursday, but only with a little help Sunday from Buffalo.
Team Teal poised for breakthrough in San Jose
November 25, 2000
After nine NHL seasons, the San Jose Sharks’ hockey legacy consists of a few fleeting playoff upsets, a cool logo and the introduction of teal to the sports world’s color scheme.
Fans, players applaud Bowman’s 2,000th game
November 25, 2000
Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman was behind the bench for his 2,000th regular-season NHL game Friday night, a feat raucously applauded by fans and players alike.
K-State dominates All-Big 12 team
November 25, 2000
Quarterback Josh Heupel was No. 1-ranked Oklahoma’s only player named to the Coaches All-Big 12 offensive football team, but the Sooners had four players on the defensive unit, more than any other team.
Tomey stuns Arizona by resigning after loss to ASU
November 25, 2000
KU women to tangle with UAB
Blazer Classic battle to be televised
November 25, 2000
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will make its television debut tonight. The Jayhawks, playing the second of three straight road games, will face host Alabama-Birmingham in the first round of the Blazer Classic tonight.
KU aims for No. 500
Jayhawks 499-98 in Allen Fieldhouse
November 25, 2000
By Gary Bedore Tonight could be a red-letter day in Kansas University men’s basketball history. The Jayhawks, who have won 499 games and lost 98 in Allen Fieldhouse, seek Fieldhouse victory No. 500 tonight against Washburn. Tipoff is 7:05 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 13 and 62.
Miller gives viewers cases of blahs
There seems to be indifference toward MNF rookie now the hoopla surrounding hiring has died down
November 25, 2000
So how is “Monday Night Football” doing?
Sideline
November 25, 2000
Moon likely to start for Chiefs Chiefs sign McCleary
Three Jayhawks 2nd team
November 25, 2000
Kansas University senior running back David Winbush, junior defensive lineman Nate Dwyer and senior safety Carl Nesmith were named to the All-Big 12 second team by league coaches. Kansas, which had no first-team picks, also had a pair of third-teamers: senior offensive lineman Marc Owen and senior fullback Moran Norris.
Jayhawks familiar with ‘Bods boss Chipman
November 25, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s basketball players don’t call Bob Chipman “coach.” They call him “boss.” All of KU’s returning scholarship players have worked as summer camp counselors for Chipman, Washburn University’s 22nd-year coach.
State playoff teams dominate
Ottawa, Eudora, Oskaloosa rule J-W all-area team
November 25, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Ottawa, Eudora and Oskaloosa had football seasons to remember in 2000. All three high schools produced their best seasons in several years, capped by state playoff berths. All three advanced to the state quarterfinals. And all three placed three players apiece on the Journal-World’s all-area team.
NBA Briefs
November 25, 2000
Hawks put top scorer on DL with knee injury Veteran Kersey added to Milwaukee roster
Field goal as time expires lifts Huskers over Buffs, 34-32
November 25, 2000
Nobody is doubting Nebraska kicker Josh Brown this weekend not even Brown himself. Brown kept Nebraska’s slim Bowl Championship Series hopes alive Saturday, kicking a 29-yard field goal as time expired the No. 9 Cornhuskers a 34-32 victory over Colorado. “This is what you dream about,” Brown said.
Wichita plans neon art in city streets
Tall, colorful neon columns to be installed in intersection
November 25, 2000
The term ‘art’ has taken on a whole new meaning in Wichita 32-foot-tall neon columns will soon grace one of the city’s intersections.
Editor to return
Jewish Chronicle hires former employee
November 25, 2000
Rick Hellman, former managing editor of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, is going back to the weekly as editor.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
November 25, 2000
Rule of law?
November 25, 2000
Insurance office offers checklist for motorists in accidents
November 25, 2000
The Kansas Insurance Department has released a checklist of actions to take after an accident this winter to make an insurance claim easier to be completed.
Broadcast ‘icon’ to retire
30-year on-air Dodge City personality ready for travel
November 25, 2000
After more than 30 years of being on the air, a Dodge City woman’s voice will no longer be broadcast across the airways.
Colorado spruce hits road to D.C. for Christmas
November 25, 2000
“Breaker break, you truckers have your ears on? What’s your 10-20? This is Nighthorse and Santa Claus and 20 elves delivering a Christmas tree to Washington, D.C., and we’ve got a convoy.”
Kansas bargain-hunters hit the stores
Early-morning sales draw crowds on big shopping day
November 25, 2000
Sporting bright red Santa hats, the women in Brenda Rezac’s family warmed up their credit cards Friday for the annual family tradition: hunting big bargains on the unofficial first day of the Christmas shopping season.
State Fair officials choose 2001 theme
November 25, 2000
The 2001 Kansas State Fair will have a familiar ring to it: “2001: A State Fair Odyssey.”
Mary Storer
November 25, 2000
Ida Taylor
November 25, 2000
Santa’s arrival not entirely jolly
November 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba Standing at Ninth and Massachusetts streets at 6:30 p.m. Friday, officials with Downtown Lawrence Inc. found themselves facing the fury of parents who missed Santa Claus’ “rescue” from the roof of Weaver’s Department Store.
On the record
November 25, 2000
Area Briefs
November 25, 2000
Heart association to have Cardiac Arrest benefit Cellular One to donate wireless phones, airtime Book merchant joins Bibles for Prisoners effort
Briefly
November 25, 2000
Kansas roads - Holiday traffic toll at four Lecompton begins work on new fire station
Army of volunteers rings in holiday season
November 25, 2000
By Mike Belt The annual Salvation Army holiday kettle drive kicked off Friday during a downtown ceremony complete with Christmas music, a few donations from passersby and a stiff northerly wind to set the mood.
Saloon headed toward last laugh
Laughing Dog hopes new name improves image
November 25, 2000
By Erwin Seba The owners of the Laughing Dog Saloon are tired of their bar’s image as a rough, unsavory place that appeals mostly to troublemakers. “I don’t think that image is fair,” said Kerry Johnson, co-owner of the bar at 1910 Haskell. “I know there are just as many incidents at other bars in town.”
World Briefs
November 25, 2000
Italy - Mudslides kill 4 people India - Bus attackers kill Hindus Somalia - Leprosy victims flooded
German cows linked to disease
November 25, 2000
Health and agriculture officials disclosed Friday that selective testing of beef cattle for so-called mad cow disease has turned up two infected animals from Germany, shocking this nation of food purists into action to demand an immediate ban on cattle feed containing animal parts and mandatory testing of older cows before slaughter.
AIDS infections on the rise
Sub-Saharan Africa remains hardest-hit area
November 25, 2000
HIV cases in the former Soviet bloc will rise by 60 percent this year as the worldwide number of people infected by the virus that causes AIDS tops 36 million, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Foreign-language drivers’ tests canceled after cheating found
November 25, 2000
State officials have stopped offering some foreign-language versions of the driving test after finding that cheat sheets were being sold on the street.
Lieberman decries ‘rule of mob’
November 25, 2000
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman accused Republicans Friday of orchestrating protests that he believes forced the Miami-Dade elections board to drop recount efforts on Wednesday.
Mannheim steamrolls Christmas music
November 25, 2000
New age Christmas music. It sounds like an oxymoron. But there’s no paradox in the numbers behind Mannheim Steamroller, which has produced some of the best-selling holiday albums of the last two decades.
Dalmatian film may breed ‘102 headaches’
November 25, 2000
The Humane Society would have named the Disney doggie movie released this week “102 Headaches.” The sequel to the 1996 hit “101 Dalmatians” has organization officials worried that impulsive moviegoers will buy the spotted breed and then dump them at shelters after a few weeks when they realize the dogs can be tough to handle.
On the tube: the season so far
New fall series hits in ratings game include ‘The District,’ ‘CSI
November 25, 2000
The holiday season is under way, the November “sweeps” are almost out of the way and the TV season has finished its first quarter of play.
High court joins fray
U.S. justices agree to hear recount arguments next week
November 25, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into the bitter, overtime struggle for the White House on Friday, agreeing to consider George W. Bush’s appeal against the hand recounting of ballots in Florida, the state that will decide whether he or Al Gore becomes president. But first, on Sunday, Florida’s secretary of state plans to certify a winner.
Early birds catch big holiday bargains
Busiest shopping day of the year brings consumers out in droves
November 25, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Friday brought the expected post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy with some Lawrence stores quickly reporting sellouts of highly sought gift items. Big discount stores, including Kohl’s, Kmart and Wal-Mart, opened at 6 a.m. to crowds waiting for bargains. At Wal-Mart, 3300 S. Iowa, approximately 200 people in pairs or groups of friends and family formed a line that wrapped around the store to the gardening section.
Tax rebates returned for school use
November 25, 2000
About 20 checks pass across Grace Genovese’s desk each day. Some come with cards and notes saying “it’s the right thing to do,” others with nothing at all. Some are postmarked in the suburbs, others from the poorest of city neighborhoods. Almost all are for $100.
Inauguration parties on hold
Florida uncertainty puts D.C. celebrations in limbo
November 25, 2000
Four months ago Hector Torres made a deal with a powerful, Republican-leaning Washington law firm. For $100,000, the firm would get 50 rooms at the St. Gregory hotel for three nights during the January presidential inauguration weekend.
Weddings
November 25, 2000
Mo. tree farmers ready for season
Thanksgiving signals busy time for selecting yuletide pines
November 25, 2000
The Thanksgiving turkey has been put away for future feasts and waistlines may be a little larger, which can mean only one thing it’s Christmastime.
Boeh builds on Ottawa tradition
Cyclones 18-2, undefeated in Huron League over last two years
November 25, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Anyone who thought Ottawa High was a one-hit wonder in football in 1999 had to think again. On the heels of an 8-1 season, the Cyclones finished 10-1 in 2000, falling to eventual Class 4A state runner-up Wellington in the state quarterfinals. Ottawa, a state qualifier for the first time since 1991, opened the playoffs with a 30-6 rout of Clay Center for its first postseason win since 1970.
Arkansas shocks No. 24 LSU
No. 13 Texas Christian routs Southern Methodist, 62-7
November 25, 2000
Arkansas linebacker Quinton Caver’s dream play shook up LSU quarterback Josh Booty. Caver returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown on LSU’s first play and Robby Hampton’s fourth-down completion set up another TD as the Razorbacks beat the 24th-ranked Tigers 14-3 on Friday.
U.S. one victory away
Seles, Davenport win in Fed Cup
November 25, 2000
Lindsay Davenport was looking for a little help, and Billie Jean King was more than happy to oblige.
Simms, young wide receivers lift UT to 43-17 rout of A&M
November 25, 2000
Texas’ young guns are all grown up. In a game of personal and team redemption in an up-and-down season, sophomore Chris Simms remedied unfulfilled expectations with his best game against the Longhorns’ biggest rival.
Volunteers put giving into holiday
Family cooks, delivers meals
November 25, 2000
The Meals on Wheels program provides food for many Wichitans daily, but it doesn’t operate on holidays. Stan Harrison decided that just wouldn’t do.
Statesmen should step forward
November 25, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Where are the statesmen? At a time when the country yearns for responsible leadership, relations between the two major political parties are so strained that Bob Dole suggested some Republicans might boycott an Al Gore inauguration.
Clinton scorn aimed at Gore
November 25, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate American longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer remarked that a political movement could thrive “without belief in a god, but never without belief in a devil.”
Cowboys hope Smith concussion just a scare
November 25, 2000
Once again, Emmitt Smith was having a huge game against the Minnesota Vikings. Once again, it ended with an injury.
Bell ringer gets alarming news
Salvation Army helper may find out what it’s like to receive
November 25, 2000
By Mike Belt Mike Fuqua helps others by volunteering his time as a bell ringer for the Lawrence Salvation Army’s holiday kettle drive. He never dreamed that one day he might need that help himself. About noon Friday, Fuqua was taking a break from bell-ringing in front of the Dillons grocery store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive when he learned his house, at 2111 E. 15th St., was on fire.
Community colleges want .edu
2-year schools kept off popular education Web addresses
November 25, 2000
Where is a community college not an educational institution? On the Web.
Striking Seattle journalists produce competing paper
November 25, 2000
The first print edition of a newspaper produced by workers on strike against The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer hit the streets Friday.
People
November 25, 2000
McCartney tops wealth list Love God’s show goes limp Suddenly popular ‘Caddyshack’ vs. ‘Kaddy Shack’
Russia plays Mideast peace role
Palestinian, Israeli leaders confer
November 25, 2000
In a telephone call arranged by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat agreed Friday to some modest steps to try to halt two months of bloodshed.
Quintet experiments with ‘Sibling Rivalry’
Doobie Brothers have new CD and four-album retrospective
November 25, 2000
Despite the title of their new album, “Sibling Rivalry,” there never have been any brothers or anyone named Doobie in the Doobie Brothers.
Nursing shortage puts emphasis on recruitment
November 25, 2000
By Kim Hall Lawrence Memorial Hospital is beginning to feel the preliminary effects of the nation’s nursing shortage. “The shortage is already being experienced on the coasts, and it generally takes about five years for things to start navigating towards the center of the United States,” says Bonnie Peterson, senior vice president at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
KU volleyball team to end season tonight
November 25, 2000
Kansas University’s volleyball team has a chance to finish with a winning record tonight.
Just the facts
November 25, 2000
J-W Editorial It may be time for Kansas to consider a fair campaign practice law. It may have been unfair, but it wasn’t illegal. That’s the conclusion reached by Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall following an FBI investigation of phone calls some Lawrence residents received the night before the general election.
$647 is top lobbyist largesse tab
Retiring Senate president heads list of state employees accepting gifts during reporting period
November 25, 2000
Lobbyists spent more money on hospitality for Senate President Dick Bond than any other person in July and August.
David Gamble
November 25, 2000
Ethics of placebos debated
Researchers defend use of dummy pills to evaluate drugs
November 25, 2000
Researchers, ethicists and health officials attending a conference at the National Institutes of Health this week defended the use of placebos inert, dummy medicines as an essential tool for evaluating new drugs, and said giving them to patients in a study often can be justified even when there already is a treatment that works.
N.J. health plan gets physical for most adults
November 25, 2000
A new state program that went into effect this month requires HMOs and health insurance plans to provide free, comprehensive annual physicals to millions of New Jersey adults. The New Jersey Health Wellness Promotion Act, described as the first of its kind in the nation, requires many insurers to provide a 17-point “Healthful Life Program” aimed at encouraging healthier living and catching problems early.
Dr. Seuss hops on top of pop culture
November 25, 2000
“The Cat in the Hat” came back. This you know. But what of the Cat’s creator, Old Dr. So-and-So? Why, he’s come so far back, It’s like he never did go. He was born (in 1904) Theodor Seuss Geisel, but to the world ever after he was, is and will be known as Dr. Seuss.
Recipe for fitness
Short on time? Get fit with ‘microwave workout’
November 25, 2000
John Dodd doesn’t have much time to exercise. The 40-year-old father of three has tried to work out regularly, but his family, not fitness, is his top priority when he arrives home after long trips as a pilot for FedEx. “My time at home is really precious,” he said. “I don’t like to take away from family time.”
Penguins snap streak in Philly
Snow snags shutout as Pittsburgh prevails, 1-0, to end skid in Philadelphia
November 25, 2000
Garth Snow and Alexei Kovalev gave the Pittsburgh Penguins everything they needed to end two long streaks. Snow made 36 saves for his first shutout of the season and Kovalev scored his 11th goal as the Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Friday.
Pierce mugs Magic
Ex-Jayhawk scores career-high 41 in OT victory
November 25, 2000
The Boston Celtics finally have a .500 record. “What a spectacular night for us,” coach Rick Pitino said after Boston defeated Orlando 103-98 in overtime Friday night. “The first half was not up to par, but we turned it up when we needed to.”
Local Briefs
November 25, 2000
Baker women fall to Oklahoma Baptist Baker men tumble at Nebraska Wesleyan
God eased out of U.S. history
November 25, 2000
By David Boldt The Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday was Thanksgiving, an occasion involving many retellings of the legendary first Thanksgiving, celebrated by the Pilgrims in the Massachusetts wilderness sometime no one is quite sure when during the fall of 1621.
Erma Hawkins
November 25, 2000
National Briefs
November 25, 2000
Pennsylvania - Anglican disagreement widening St. Louis - Boeing donates to victims’ memorial South Carolina - Charleston is most-mannered city Washington, D.C. - Libya travel ban renewed
J-W All-Area football capsules
November 25, 2000
Election of 2000 spurs more questions than answers
November 25, 2000
At this time, there is no way of knowing who will be this nation’s 43rd president. Rules for counting ballots seem to be up in the air, with no firm standard for those on the canvassing boards to follow.
Notre Dame survives Georgia
November 25, 2000
The Notre Dame players looked at coach Muffet McGraw like she was crazy. Foul on purpose when they were winning?
Duke escapes with NIT title
No. 2 Blue Devils deck Temple, 63-61, in preseason tournament
November 25, 2000
Every time No. 2 Duke huddled on the sidelines in Friday night’s Preseason NIT championship game against Temple, coach Mike Krzyzewski couldn’t help but notice Carlos Boozer.
Cheney leaves hospital
V.P. hopeful looking forward to ‘normal life’
November 25, 2000
Told by doctors his heart condition would not impair his ability to serve as vice president, Dick Cheney left the hospital Friday with a prescription for a blood thinner and advice to take the weekend off before returning to a “full, normal, active life.”
Briefcase
November 25, 2000
Wulfkuhles named Farm Family of the Year Barnes & Noble, Gemstar discuss possible merger German law targets music-copying equipment Quaker Oats shares cool after deal collapses