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World Briefs
November 26, 2000
Azerbaijan: Strong earthquake rattles capital JERUSALEM: Mideast violence kills 4 Palestinians
Secretary of state certifies Bush winner; Gore prepares challenges
November 26, 2000
(Updated 7:20 p.m. Sunday) Florida’s secretary of state certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore Sunday night in the state’s near-deadlocked presidential vote but court challenges left in doubt which man will be the ultimate victor and 43rd president of the United States.
Olympian Tara Nott cheers on the Jayhawks
November 26, 2000
Olympic Gold Medalist and Stillwell, Kan., native Tara Nott was in Phog Allen Fieldhouse before the tip-off of the KU-Washsburn game Saturday night. Fans had a chance to meet the diminutive power-lifter, get an autograph and see an Olympic gold medal up close.
Baker women tumble
November 26, 2000
Casi Cox sank five of seven three-pointers, all eight free-throw attempts and led all players with 29 points to lead Oklahoma Baptist’s women’s basketball team over Baker, 62-53, on Saturday.
City represented at CC regional meet
November 26, 2000
Free State High sophomore Mallory Richardson finished eighth in the freshman/sophomore category to pace the city entries in the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional on Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
High court jumps headlong into current events
November 26, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court usually ponders the legal ramifications of events long passed, and the justices are generally unimpressed by partisan political maneuvering.
Gym game dodging criticism
Movement afoot to ban dodge ball
November 26, 2000
Dodge ball, the venerable gym-class game in which the point is to peg a peer, has long been cherished by bullies and reviled by less athletic students.
City’s ‘bicycle friendliness’ to be tested
November 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Lawrence has been selected as an official “bicycle friendly community” by a national cycling organization. But not all residents are pleased that Lawrence is so chummy to the two-wheel crowd, especially if they have to suffer the consequences.
On the record
November 26, 2000
Jackie Ray Whitaker Jr.
November 26, 2000
Robert Dean Caldwell
November 26, 2000
Perry buck Jr.
November 26, 2000
Biotech research funded for aid
Effort under way to battle hunger in developing nations
November 26, 2000
From a taco shell controversy to caterpillar experiments, genetically altered crops are under fire. The government, meanwhile, is increasing its spending on biotechnology not for food on American grocery store shelves or crops in American fields, but for battling hunger in developing nations.
Willis developing 6th sense for good roles
Versatile actor’s ‘Unbreakable’ looks to be solid follow to last summer’s blockbuster
November 26, 2000
When Bruce Willis made the jump to movies with the 1987 “Blind Date,” he looked like another wannabe from television (“Moonlighting” with Cybill Shepherd) doomed to failure on the big screen. His nose was flat, his hair thin, and he projected none of the insouciance of his future wife, who had already made an impression in the 1984 “No Small Affair.”
Hollywood brings de Sade to film
Life of sadist translates into story of artist vs. oppressive bureaucrats
November 26, 2000
When Hollywood decided it was time for a film about that most sexually lurid of writers, the Marquis de Sade, it was not hard to settle on a director.
Vols rip Illinois
November 26, 2000
Second-ranked Tennessee opened its game against No. 21 Illinois on Saturday with a 25-3 run, then Michelle Snow capped the first half with a dunk.
Boilermakers bounce No. 1
Top-ranked Arizona suffers 72-69 setback
November 26, 2000
Purdue’s Brett Buscher blocked Lamont Frazier’s shot in the final seconds, setting up a breakaway basket by Willie Deane as the Boilermakers stunned No. 1 Arizona, 72-69, on Saturday.
KU’s Williams gives Ichabods pep talk
Washburn players tickled with visit from Kansas’ coach after lopsided loss
November 26, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Rare is the night when Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams pep-talks the visitors before doing his post-game radio show. It happened Saturday night.
Top-ranked Sooners survive Oklahoma State scare, 12-7
November 26, 2000
Top-ranked Oklahoma isn’t exactly rolling into the postseason. An offense rated at or near the top of the national scoring charts all year struggled for the second straight week Saturday in a 12-7 victory over Oklahoma State.
Alabama-Birmingham hangs on
Jayhawks get boost from bench but tumble, 67-62, in Blazer Classic opener
November 26, 2000
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington couldn’t complain about bench production in the Jayhawks’ opening game at the Blazer Classic. Production from her starters is another matter. KU’s reserves contributed more than half of the Jayhawks’ points and outscored Alabama-Birmingham’s bench by 34 points, but Kansas fell to the host Blazers, 67-62, on Saturday night at Bartow Arena.
Jayhawks bruise Ichabods - KANSAS 99, WASHBURN 56
Hinrich scores career-high 22 points, dishes six assists as KU cruises
November 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Watching film with basketball coach Roy Williams is not Kirk Hinrich’s idea of a good time. “I really like coach, but hopefully now I won’t have to go watch tape with him. I don’t like to sit there and watch tape of the mistakes I made over and over,” Hinrich said Saturday night after scoring a career-high 22 points in Kansas’ 99-56 victory over Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse.
Delivery services predict smooth operation
November 26, 2000
Despite the tight labor market, UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express expect no unusual delays, although delivery times may stretch out a bit as Christmas approaches.
Associated Press loses acclaimed writer
November 26, 2000
Craig Horst, a deft and versatile Associated Press reporter who covered everything from the Kansas City Royals’ quest for the World Series to Bill Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 46.
Panama Canal equipment disposal probed
November 26, 2000
Investigators are looking into the giveaway of millions of dollars worth of U.S. military equipment left behind when Americans pulled out of the Panama Canal a year ago.
Global warming conference fails
November 26, 2000
A three-year effort to conclude an international treaty on global warming collapsed Saturday when the United States and the European Union (EU) failed to resolve a dispute over how to curb the release of greenhouse gases that scientists say pose one of the gravest threats to the world’s environment.
Flipping through old yearbooks brings back many memories
November 26, 2000
By Calder Pickett The other evening I got out the old college yearbooks. There were quite a few, because there were mine and then the ones that came when my wife was in college. There were people I wanted to lookup, and a few “historical” notes to get straight in my head.
Horoscopes
November 26, 2000
Mediation an alternative to court in many cases
November 26, 2000
I have been following your column for years because I found it interesting; however, now that my husband left me after 27 years of marriage and three children, information is a matter of survival.
There’s still time to share peonies with friends, family
November 26, 2000
If you grow peonies and want to divide or share them with friends and neighbors, there is still time to do so this gardening season. Many gardeners like to wait until late winter or early spring for this task.
Monks balance bottom lines, vows
November 26, 2000
On this autumn morning, when the chapel bell tolls, a moonlit mist shrouds the monks’ cloister in the thick woods of the Ozarks. Just before the “Great Silence” ends, at 3:15 a.m., Brother Gabriel Friend slips on a white habit and heads to prayer services in a chapel that hints of incense.
Garcia cashes in at Skins Game
Spaniard wins four skins, $150,000 on first day of golf event
November 26, 2000
Sergio Garcia, sinking a couple of timely putts for birdies, won four skins and $150,000 Saturday on the first day of the Skins Game.
Cinderella’ on ice skates in to Lawrence
November 26, 2000
The St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet will perform “Cinderella” at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Lied Center.
Project of the week
Dino rocker delivers prehistoric fun
November 26, 2000
By Don and Dave Runyan Special to the Journal-World Combining the best features of a classic rocking toy with a child’s natural fascination with dinosaurs, this friendly apato-saurus will make a great holiday surprise for the budding paleontologist on Santa’s list this year.
Bookstore
November 26, 2000
Hardcover fiction Nonfiction/general Mass market paperbacks Trade paperbacks
Four Blondes’ mostly peroxide
November 26, 2000
“Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell is at it again, chronicling the lives of New York’s oh-so sophisticated and lonely women.
Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers seeks help locating fugitive
November 26, 2000
A suspected drug user and convicted car burglar are the Crime Stoppers featured fugitives for November.
Hospital offers safe toy guidelines
November 26, 2000
Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., has released a list of guidelines for parents in choosing toys for their children this holiday season.
Janet Comstock
November 26, 2000
Anna Spaulding
November 26, 2000
Bazaar caters to bizarre tastes
November 26, 2000
By Mike Belt It was a place to buy Christmas gifts, gifts for yourself, or just have a look around and enjoy the music.
Solar storms batter Earth
November 26, 2000
Our stormy sun continues to bubble, bubble, toil and cause trouble for Earth.
Merger may affect wages
Some workers’ pay could be frozen
November 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A likely merger between the Douglas County Community Corrections and the county’s district court services office means some employees will be earning less money.
The Motley Fool
November 26, 2000
Faces & Places
November 26, 2000
Business Briefcase
November 26, 2000
Fur sales heat up Lodging: Hotels take luxury to new heights Motley Fool: Name that company
Amazon aims to deliver smooth season
Wall Street watching as online retailer joins forces with toysrus.com to help satisfy holiday shoppers
November 26, 2000
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has a legendary belly laugh and his company has gotten very good at delivering gifts in time for Christmas. But he’s no Santa Claus. Last year, the company’s mantra was “deliver at any cost.” It held true on both accounts more than 99 percent of its orders were delivered in time for Christmas, and it lost $323 million in the fourth quarter doing it.
Mansion gets new lease on life
San Franciscans to move business to Abilene
November 26, 2000
Gary Yuschalk searched the Internet with one goal. The San Francisco resident wanted to find the perfect Victorian house to restore and use as a new home base for Victorian Interiors, the business he co-owns with Larkin Mayo.
Billionaires raise stakes at bridge tournament
November 26, 2000
It’s just a couple of friends getting together for a card game. Billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates will be among the more than 200 competing this week in the “Sectional Tournament at the Clubs,” a local-level bridge tournament that will begin Tuesday and run through Saturday.
Gun ad links callers to racist group
November 26, 2000
A classified ad for a 12-gauge shotgun led callers to a recorded message from a white supremacist group in West Virginia.
Needs of aging voters are overlooked
November 26, 2000
By Katherine Dowling Family physician certified in geriatrics. It couldn’t have happened in a worse state. Florida’s population, definitely skewed toward seniority, may well be the reason that the butterfly ballot, said to be an easy read for fourth-graders, has proved such a challenge for more than a few Sunshine State voters.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 26, 2000
Salaries lag
November 26, 2000
Land of Duhs
November 26, 2000
House freshmen a talented group
November 26, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Ready for some good news from Election 2000? As the morass in the Florida presidential recount grows deeper and the reputation of American politics is further tarnished, the quality of people coming into government continues to impress.
Wanted: Skilled workers
November 26, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Kansas high schools need to do a better job of preparing students who aren’t college-bound for the modern workplace.
Diocese turns to Internet to recruit for priesthood
November 26, 2000
Tapping the new generation raised on the Internet, the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines has unveiled a Web site aimed at helping it recruit men for the priesthood.
Gamble services
November 26, 2000
Milosevic fighting back
November 26, 2000
Slobodan Milosevic transformed from fallen tyrant into fiery opposition leader Saturday as he clung to the helm of a Socialist Party as battered as the country it once ruled.
Outcome of Haiti’s election not in doubt
November 26, 2000
Except for explosions and drive-by shootings, there are few signs that a presidential election is taking place today in Haiti.
Travel Briefs
November 26, 2000
New Web site can help tourists find travel buds U.S. looks to Internet to help attract tourists Service lists top travel sites by popularity
Ice hotel scheduled to open in 2002
November 26, 2000
North America’s first ice hotel will open in 2002, but promoters say people will be able to get a sneak peek this January.
Wax figures can melt tourists’ hearts
New York museum visitors will be surprised by ‘exactness’ of portraits
November 26, 2000
My pace quickened with excitement as I neared Madame Tussaud’s new museum in Times Square, because ladders from what appeared to be a big red fire truck leaned against the entrance.
Dancers promote art form in Midwest
Prairie Wind provides concerts, workshops
November 26, 2000
By Jan Biles The Prairie Wind Dancers are dancing across Kansas and Missouri. By the end of this month, the resident professional modern dance company at the Lawrence Arts Center will have toured 20 days since late September. Their tours will have taken them to Sharon Springs, Kingsley, Arkansas City, Winfield and Sedalia, Mo. about 2,500 miles.
Festival to celebrate Czech culture
Campuswide event to explore arts, politics of Europe
November 26, 2000
By Jan Biles An exhibition of 20th-century Czech set and costume designs at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art has blossomed into a Kansas Universitywide celebration that will incorporate the visual arts, drama and film.
Well being
November 26, 2000
Wegman dogs as Saks’ elves Asimov predicted Florida? Life on the fast track That new-car smell
Prison inmates train horses for adoption
November 26, 2000
Learning to tame wild horses gently, not by “breaking” the animals as in a Wild West movie is helping some prison inmates prepare for life after incarceration.
Carolyn Helmer
November 26, 2000
Year 2001 welcomed by USPS
November 26, 2000
The year 2001 is called “A New Century of Stamps” by the U.S. Postal Service.
Close digs being Cruella De Vil
Award-winning actress discusses dognapping sequel
November 26, 2000
Nobody loves Cruella De Vil more than Cruella De Vil loves Cruella De Vil, except maybe Glenn Close.
TOP 25 ROUNDUP
Notre Dame decks USC, 38-21
November 26, 2000
A giddy Bob Davie and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish appear headed to a big-time bowl game, and he’s happy to talk about it.
Collector has can-do attitude
One man’s beer is another’s collectible beer can
November 26, 2000
Sue and Jerry Trowbridge have an agreement. “She owns the upstairs,” Jerry Trowbridge said. “And she lets me have the basement.” The inspiration for this house divided is Jerry’s hobby and the decor that comes with it: beer cans.
Briefly
November 26, 2000
Homes for the holidays: Habitat for Humanity to sell items at craft bazaar Benefit: Liberty Hall to display Festival of Trees this week Kansas University: NBC to sponsor party Fund-raiser: Auction proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots
Tight job market makes Lawrence schools struggle for staff
November 26, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence schools need people willing to cook up a storm in cafeterias and bring a spit-polish shine to classrooms. Twenty-five job vacancies exist on the public school district’s food service and janitorial crews. Add to that unquenchable demand for substitute teachers and another example of Lawrence’s tight job market emerges.
VNA survives health care turmoil
Agency thriving despite Medicare changes
November 26, 2000
By Mike Belt Billy Joe Hunsinger knows if he needs quick medical advice or a prescription change, help is a phone call away. The 69-year-old Lawrence man dials the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. The fast help he gets from the group is in addition to the weekly checkups he receives at his home from the group and a more extensive checkup every two months.
Dispute puts presidency on hold
November 26, 2000
By Walter R. Mears AP Special Correspondent By this time in the normal course of events, the vital transition would be well under way the transition that makes a politician into “Mr. President,” a leader accepted even by those Americans who did not want him in the White House.
Lack of sleep can be a serious problem
November 26, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Doctors and sleep experts have been saying for years that the ideal amount of sleep for a normal adult is eight hours every night. In modern society, however, setting aside eight full hours can be quite a challenge.
Youth Services seeks room to grow
Expansion to provide more classrooms
November 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig By this time next year, there should be more space for youths to learn and study at Douglas County Youth Services. A planned expansion to the facility, 330 Industrial Lane in North Lawrence, will provide two day-school classrooms, alleviating cramped quarters in the existing single classroom, said Pam Weigand, youth services director.
What to do now to save on next year’s taxes
November 26, 2000
Let’s turn our attention from that boring presidential election to something really interesting taxes. I know, only a nerd can find this stuff fascinating. But, nonetheless, a few deft moves between now and Dec. 31 could put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket next year. So here’s my annual run-down on year-end tax moves.
Help is not on the way
November 26, 2000
By Dave Ranney So far this year, nine Kansas families have given their adopted children back to the state. Kay McManigal says she and her husband, Mike, don’t want to be No. 10.
Lawrence Briefs
November 26, 2000
KANU to broadcast ‘A Night on the Town’ Veterans Affairs schedules hearing on leasing proposal Holocaust author to speak in Lawrence Lecompton is setting for vespers program
Photographer remembers ‘forgotten ones’
November 26, 2000
What a sight Milton and Anne Rogovin were, there on Buffalo’s lower west side: white faces among the brown, relative haves among unmistakable have-nots. Up in years, their trusting faces approaching suspicious younger ones with a simple but profound request: “Can we take your photograph?”
Get out the calendar: Events bountiful this season
November 26, 2000
By Jim Baker The following is a listing of scheduled holiday activities in Lawrence, from art bazaars, musical and theatrical performances and seasonal festivals to an old-fashioned Christmas parade:
It’s not over till the satirists sing
November 26, 2000
Nearly three weeks after Americans went to the polls and punched out their chads (or at least tried to), exhaustion looms. The country still does not know who the 43rd president will be. News broadcasters feverishly try to keep up with the latest court ruling. And even the pundits are running out of enlightening things to say.
Arts Notes
November 26, 2000
Concert features: KU percussion professor Painter-printmaker to give talk Bruner to give Christmas harp concert Lawrence bookseller contributes to book
Baker men nip Hastings
November 26, 2000
Aaron Schwerman led all players with 20 points Saturday as Baker University’s men’s basketball team defeated Hastings College, 85-76. The Wildcats (5-5) made 29 of 35 free-throw attempts, compared to 18 of 23 for Hastings (3-4).
Chenowith falls short of goal
November 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith hoped to tie a career high with 20 rebounds on Saturday night. He “settled” for 17 boards to go with 19 points in Kansas’ 99-56 victory over Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse.
Axtell scores 5 in return
Texan 1-for-3 on three-pointers in 2000 debut
November 26, 2000
Levi Chronister Luke Axtell returned to the court for his first official NCAA basketball game in nearly 10 months in Kansas University’s 99-56 victory Saturday over Washburn University at Allen Fieldhouse.
Chargers aim to end skid against KC
Moon expected to make rare start for Chiefs in place of injured Grbac
November 26, 2000
Will it be a dirty dozen losses for the San Diego Chargers? Or will Junior Seau or maybe even Ryan Leaf save the Chargers from further embarrassment?
ROOTS
November 26, 2000
Blocking with bamboo Tip of the week Planning for better bulbs Where the grass is always greener
Host for the holidays
Church, Oread decorate, prepare for homes tour
November 26, 2000
By Jim Baker For the first time in 11 years, the historic Oread neighborhood of Lawrence will play host to the city’s Holiday Tour of Homes, taking place this year on Saturday and next Sunday. The tour, sponsored by the Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance, will feature six homes and the sanctuary at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
Vitale can hit charities; why can’t pros?
College, NBA players missing free-throw attempts with ridiculous regularity
November 26, 2000
In the first game of the rest of their basketball lives, the Indiana Hoosiers shot a dreadful 12-for-30 from the free-throw line against Pepperdine, then followed that with 18-for-31 against South Alabama.
Vintage clothes can be modern
November 26, 2000
“Vintage” is a funny word. A fine wine touts its vintage, and the vintage work of an author or artist represents his absolute best. But when vintage and clothes are mentioned in the same breath, some people might think funky, but many just think old.
Hungarian pottery valuable for luster
Iridescent-glazed vases can sell for up to $3,000 at auctions
November 26, 2000
“From A to Z” in antiques usually ends with Zsolnay, a popular pottery from Hungary. Zsolnay was founded in 1862 by Ignac Zsolnay at Pics. After 1878, the firm used a mark that pictured five church towers.
Paperbook capsules
November 26, 2000
Motherless Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem Waiting: Ha Jin The Walking Tour: Kathryn Davis City of Light: Lauren Belfer
The Black Rose’ Writer fills Alex Haley’s shoes
Former newspaper columnist finishes book on Madam Walker
November 26, 2000
Tananarive Due has the last 10 years of Alex Haley’s life stuffed in boxes that crowd her study floor.
Michael Rhoades Jr.
November 26, 2000
Constant recount tests nerves
County canvassing board still has a long way to go
November 26, 2000
Weary, crabby and still facing thousands of disputed presidential ballots, Palm Beach County election officials said they would work overtime to meet a recount deadline today.
World Briefs
November 26, 2000
Austria: Cable car fire victims flown home Thailand: Many children killed in floods Bangladesh: Dozens killed in factory fire Peru: New president swears in Cabinet
Florida to certify winner
Election will be far from over
November 26, 2000
Democrats and Republicans scratched for votes across Florida as Al Gore and George W. Bush plotted strategies for today when the state’s top elections official certifies the longest, closest White House race in 124 years.
NHL Roundup
Detroit hands Islanders ninth straight loss
November 26, 2000
Sergei Fedorov’s second goal of the game with 4:05 left gave the Detroit Red Wings a come-from-behind 4-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Islanders, who lost their ninth straight game.
NBA Roundup
Raptors nip Knicks, 79-75
November 26, 2000
When he missed his first six shots, Charles Oakley’s field goal percentage for the season dropped below 26 percent. After he made a three-pointer from five feet behind the arc, he rediscovered his touch in a hurry.
Texas Tech cruises to 94-73 win
November 26, 2000
Jamal Brown scored 23 points and had 11 assists to lead Texas Tech. Brown was 7-of-12 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line. Andy Ellis added 20 points for the Red Raiders who shot nearly 60 percent from the field.
Women should understand that men can’t read minds
November 26, 2000
History enhances poinsettias
Holiday flower came to America in two stages
November 26, 2000
Poinsettias have become such familiar festive plants we tend to forget their relative newness on the winter holiday scene. Knowing their story adds a bit of interest to this colorful windowsill and tabletop decoration.
Tobacco settlement doesn’t snuff sales
November 26, 2000
Two years after states and tobacco companies reached the largest legal settlement in history, health advocates give the deal a decidedly mixed report card, expressing disappointment that it has not more radically changed cigarette marketing.
How to avoid holiday fear
Limit credit, make a budget and stick to it, experts say
November 26, 2000
By Mark Fagan With Americans poised to spend more than ever this holiday season for gifts, decorations and entertainment, Robert Baker knows it’ll mean more work once the New Year’s hangover subsides.
Low supply feeds demand for latest toys
November 26, 2000
By Dave Barry Miami Herald. On behalf of parents everywhere, I just want to say: Thanks a lot, Sony!
Wolf packs tracked
Fewer problems reported than anticipated
November 26, 2000
When two packs of gray wolves migrated back to this 61,500-acre refuge in northwestern Minnesota, neighbors got worried.