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Odds makers are fit to be tied
November 28, 2000
Think the presidential election impasse is giving you fits? Be thankful you’re not Haden Ware, odds maker for World Sports Exchange, an offshore Internet gambling site in Antigua.
Butterfly’ ballot debate lands in Florida high court
Appeals court passes case to Florida justices
November 28, 2000
The legal consequence of Palm Beach County’s use of the “butterfly” ballot in the presidential election and the possibility that a fight over that ballot could lead to a new election now rests with the Florida Supreme Court.
Pay raise proposed
Commissioners deserve more money, Nieder says
November 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig After four years as a Douglas County commissioner, Dean Nieder spoke up Monday about his salary. “I don’t think this job should be at $15,000 forever,” he said during a commission meeting.
KU women ailing for Illini
November 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Don’t ask Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington whom she will start tonight against Illinois. She really doesn’t know, and might not make a decision until just before game time.
Horoscopes
November 28, 2000
Daily Ticker
November 28, 2000
Chamber mulls move
Southwestern Bell needs group’s space
November 28, 2000
By Mark Fagan The city’s largest business organization is looking for a new home and the money required to buy or rent one. The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is being asked to move by early summer out of its leased space in Southwestern Bell Telephone’s central office at 734 Vt. Southwestern Bell needs the 6,400 square feet to accommodate competitors in the local-phone market.
Briefly
November 28, 2000
Lawrence resident earns national education award Revenue secretary resigning to take corporate job Farmers Market to have holiday fete at new location Benefit dinner called success for arts center, schools
Kill Creek park may open soon
Wildflowers, prairie grass, fish to inhabit 867-acre preserve
November 28, 2000
More than a decade after Russell and Helen Means donated and sold land for a nature park near De Soto, the new park could be ready to open next summer or fall. The Meanses donated 355 acres and sold an additional 284 acres for the park, which will be called Kill Creek Regional Park. The park’s size has expanded to 867 acres as it has been developed.
Bush gaining edge in public opinion
November 28, 2000
Vice President Al Gore faces a formidable new opponent in his bid to win the presidency: public opinion, which has sided initially with Texas Gov. George W. Bush as Gore attempts to lay final claim on the White House, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Bush forges ahead on transition
Administration’s refusal to help complicates process
November 28, 2000
George W. Bush’s team tried relentlessly Monday to act like an incoming administration. The Clinton administration, which still holds the keys to the White House, tried even harder to ignore it.
Property taxes spur protest
Kickapoos caught by surprise when tax bills show up in mail
November 28, 2000
By Scott Rothschild Kickapoo tribal member Merle Cisneros recently received notice that he owed more than $800 in property taxes. “I didn’t know what to think,” Cisneros said Monday.
KU rolls over Blue Raiders
Collison bounces back to help Jayhawks to 92-66 rout of MTSU
November 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore One bad game was one too many for Kansas sophomore Nick Collison. “I was in a funk against Washburn. I don’t know what the deal was. I wanted to come out tonight and prove to myself that was just a fluke,” said Collison, who bounced back from Saturday’s two-point outing by scoring 14 points and blocking three shots in KU’s 92-66 rout of Middle Tennessee State on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Islanders strike Lightning, 7-4
New York snaps eight-game skid against Tampa Bay
November 28, 2000
The New York Islanders used their biggest outburst of the season to snap an eight-game skid. Taylor Pyatt scored his first NHL goal and six other Islanders scored as New York scored its most goals of the season to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-4 Monday night.
Arrest casts shadow over ‘Ally McBeal’
Robert Downey Jr.’s attorney insists role will continue
November 28, 2000
Fox’s gamble in hiring Robert Downey Jr. for “Ally McBeal” this season paid off with good ratings and reviews, but the troubled actor’s weekend drug arrest has thrown the decision into question.
Lawsuit brings up civil rights issues
November 28, 2000
After weeks in which civil-rights organizations have been working to prove that many of Florida’s minorities were disenfranchised at the polls, that frustration has landed in the courts.
Annual festival celebrates season of giving
November 28, 2000
By Tom Meagher From wrought-iron trees to handmade log cabins, the 14th annual Festival of Trees features more than just the average evergreen. The public can view the trees at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. At 8 p.m., the 52 elaborately decorated trees will be auctioned.
Canada delivers historic election victory
November 28, 2000
Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s gamble for a place in Canadian history paid off Monday as his Liberal Party appeared to have won a third straight majority in nationwide elections, according to Canadian news organizations.
Serbs face flare-up of violence
Yugoslav army bolsters forces near Kosovo
November 28, 2000
NATO-led peacekeepers pressured Yugoslav authorities and ethnic Albanian militants Monday to keep talking to prevent a new round of Balkans fighting. The crisis began when rebels killed four Serb policemen near Kosovo last week.
Keillor reveals location, sort of, of Lake Wobegon
November 28, 2000
A few months ago Garrison Keillor went looking for Lake Wobegon, the fictional village he created. And he found it sort of. Right where he left it.
Rotation of 7 men serves KU
November 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Nobody’s calling talk shows complaining about Kansas coach Roy Williams’ substitution policy this season. Williams, who has used up to 10 or 11 players in the past, went with a seven-man rotation in Monday’s 92-66 victory over Middle Tennessee State.
Wiel expected no favors
Middle Tennessee State coach: ‘They put you away’
November 28, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Sure, Randy Wiel and Roy Williams have been friends ever since their days at North Carolina University in the 1980s. And if there’s one thing Wiel, now in his fifth year as coach at Middle Tennessee State, knows about Williams, it’s that the Kansas University coach asks no quarter and gives none.
Divorced woman’s anniversary ‘joke’ was in poor taste
November 28, 2000
Business Briefcase
November 28, 2000
DaimlerChrysler: Investor sues company, accusing chairman of lying Regulation: Microsoft moves first in breakup appeal Survey: Holiday spending to slow Court: WorldCom can’t hire ex-Sprint executive yet
Kremlin issues opinion on liberator’s death
November 28, 2000
Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who disappeared after helping tens of thousands of Jews escape Nazi-occupied Hungary, undoubtedly was shot and killed by the Soviets, the head of a Russian presidential commission said Monday.
People
November 28, 2000
Down the aisle, again Dynamic duo A chilling stunt Don’t make that call
College Coaches Roundup
Hackett out, Beamer staying put
November 28, 2000
In the latest flurry of college coaching activity, Paul Hackett is out at Southern California, Frank Beamer is staying at Virginia Tech and Miami’s Butch Davis is interviewing at Alabama.
Homer Hughes
November 28, 2000
Barak government under attack
November 28, 2000
Palestinians opened fire on the Jewish neighborhood of Gilo in east Jerusalem after nightfall Monday, shattering what had been a relatively quiet day, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak scrambled to rescue his government from collapse.
Election reflects loss of values
November 28, 2000
By Cal Thomas Tribute Media Services. Everyone else is floating theories on the meaning of the election that will not end. Here is mine.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 28, 2000
Ramadan takes on added significance
Holy month brings Palestinian solidarity
November 28, 2000
The mood was both festive and contemplative as Muslims began their holiest month Monday, lighting special lanterns, watching holiday TV programs and enjoying special meals to mark the end of daily fasting.
Nation briefs
November 28, 2000
Protester’s tree cut by chain saw Researchers discover autism gene Ford issues fifth recall on SUV
Bush ask U.S. Supreme Court for reversal
Gore tells Supreme Court to stay out
November 28, 2000
(Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday) In an extraordinary plea, George W. Bush’s lawyers on Tuesday asked the nation’s nine justices to bring “legal finality” to the presidential election by overturning the Florida courts and ending any further ballot recounts.
Women’s poll shuffled
November 28, 2000
Connecticut, Tennessee and Duke remained the top three teams Monday in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll, which had significant change through the rest of the list.
After long drought, Flyers enter rankings
November 28, 2000
The last time the Dayton Flyers were ranked in the Associated Press poll, none of the current players had even been born.
Panthers pound Packers, 31-14
Carolina’s Beuerlein throws for 243 yards, three touchdowns in rout
November 28, 2000
Steve Beuerlein has felt personally responsible for several Carolina losses this season. On Monday night, he was a major reason the Panthers won.
Region briefs
November 28, 2000
Police investigate death of 16-year-old as murder One killed, two injured in trailer park shooting Smooth holiday traffic surprises airport officials
Rail line delayed two years
Commuter train’s original schedule ‘too optimistic’
November 28, 2000
A proposed commuter rail line between Olathe and downtown Kansas City will not be operating until at least late 2003. Supporters originally had predicted the line would be open next year, but that expectation was unrealistic, said Chuck Ferguson, commuter rail director for Johnson County Transit.
Judge dismisses challenge to organ distribution rules
November 28, 2000
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wisconsin and its two major transplant centers over rules intended to change the way organs are distributed for transplants.
Networks lose balance with political break-ins
November 28, 2000
Leonardo DiCaprio apparently has greater political pull at NBC than “The Crocodile Hunter.”
Agnes McHugh
November 28, 2000
John Penny
November 28, 2000
Albert Schwarz
November 28, 2000
Anna Spaulding
November 28, 2000
Phyllis Brack
November 28, 2000
Evelyn Durham
November 28, 2000
Service agreement irks students
November 28, 2000
By Erwin Seba Some Kansas University Lewis Residence Hall residents are upset about threats to kick them out of the hall if they don’t meet a community service requirement in their housing contracts.
Day goes ‘smooth’ at school
Temporary principals begin filling in at East Heights
November 28, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Administrator Tom Christie assumed the role of principal at East Heights School on Monday, the first day of the district’s takeover of the school. “I’d forgot what it’s like,” said Christie, who was principal of Cordley School, 1837 Vt., until he became the district’s executive director of curriculum in June. “It really is an opportunity to get back to students, which is why we have a school district.”
Norway opens world’s longest highway tunnel
Coast-to-coast route now runs 15 miles through mountains
November 28, 2000
Dreams of traveling coast to coast without having to navigate treacherous mountain passes came true for Norwegians on Monday with the opening of the world’s longest highway tunnel.
Israel blames Palestinians in high-profile killing of boy
November 28, 2000
The Israeli army reversed itself Monday and said Palestinian gunmen, not Israeli soldiers, probably killed the 12-year-old boy whose death in a firefight was captured by a TV camera and became a symbol, for Palestinians, of Israel’s heavy-handed response to their uprising.
Airlines rise to occasion to handle holiday traffic
November 28, 2000
Despite bad weather and labor unrest, the nation’s airlines got the job done as millions of Americans returned home after the Thanksgiving holiday with relatively few hassles.
Grinch puts his stamp on U.S. Postal Service
November 28, 2000
Americans still reeling from the confusion of pregnant chads and butterfly ballots have been tossed another curve ball by the ever-resourceful federal government.
Actress provides bench support
Tyne Daly shines as judgmental mom of ‘Judging Amy’
November 28, 2000
Tyne Daly plays tough, hardheaded women.
Supreme Court accepts medical marijuana case
November 28, 2000
The Supreme Court entered the debate on medical marijuana Monday, agreeing to decide whether the drug can be provided to patients out of “medical necessity” even though federal law makes its distribution a crime. The justices said they will hear the Clinton administration’s effort to bar a California group from providing the drug to seriously ill patients for pain and nausea relief.
Western files for rate increase
Average KPL electric bill for residential customers would rise to $56.66
November 28, 2000
By Mark Fagan Lawrence residents would pay another $9.25 a month for electricity under a plan proposed Monday by KPL. The proposed 20 percent rate increase is part of a move that would boost the average Lawrence monthly bill to $56.66.
Gore pleads for votes to count
November 28, 2000
Al Gore defended his unprecedented reach to the courts Monday, declaring, “Let the people have their say” by counting every ballot in Florida’s make-or-break presidential election. George W. Bush plunged into the work of building a new government as scattered rank-and-file Democrats warned that Gore’s time may be running out.
Sonics fire Westphal following slow start
Assistant McMillan named interim head coach by Seattle
November 28, 2000
SuperSonics coach Paul Westphal was fired Monday, 15 games into a season marked by discord and losses.
Carter to miss two games
NBA’s No. 2 scorer out with knee injury
November 28, 2000
Vince Carter, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer, will miss at least two games because of an injured tendon in his left knee.
Rice lifts Knicks
New York rocks Grizzlies, 97-72
November 28, 2000
Glen Rice was traded to the Knicks almost 10 weeks ago. His shot finally showed up Monday night.
Boschee puts up big numbers
KU guard torches Middle Tennessee State for season-high 19 points
November 28, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Jeff Boschee, normally quiet on the court, took a short moment Monday night to josh an opponent. Boschee, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1 guard, chided Middle Tennessee State’s D’Marius Wilkes during KU’s breezy 92-66 win in Allen Fieldhouse.
TOP 25 WOMEN’S ROUNDUP
Tennessee tops TCU
November 28, 2000
Even though they were tired, Tamika Catchings and Ashley Robinson had a happy homecoming.
MEN’S ROUNDUP
Seton Hall smacks St. Peter’s, 104-85
November 28, 2000
Eddie Griffin is impressing everybody but himself. The freshman forward had his third double-double in as many games, getting 26 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocked shots as No. 8 Seton Hall beat St. Peter’s 104-85 Monday night.
KC, San Diego fans rather miffed at CBS
Network cuts into final minutes of Chargers-Chiefs for election update
November 28, 2000
Football fans in San Diego and Kansas City weren’t happy when Dan Rather knocked Junior Seau and Warren Moon off their TV screens. CBS cut away from the final minutes of San Diego’s 17-16 win over Kansas City on Sunday for a special report on the presidential vote certification in Florida.
Allen shakes up assistant coaching staff
Wiegandt, Klinker dismissed, Salmon demoted, Wyatt promoted in wake of fourth straight losing season
November 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock KU coach Terry Allen announced Monday that defensive coordinator Ardell Wiegandt and offensive line coach Walt Klinker had been dismissed from the staff, and that Darrell Wyatt, KU’s wide receivers coach/assistant head coach since 1997, had been promoted to offensive coordinator and associate head coach.
NHL Briefs
November 28, 2000
Lightning place Svoboda on injured reserve Nashville recalls defenseman from IHL
Lindros cleared to play
November 28, 2000
Eric Lindros has been cleared to play again by his doctor, six months after being knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs with his latest concussion.
Hearing to look at peeping case’s civil, criminal aspects
November 28, 2000
The landlord accused of peeping on his tenants will face an unusual criminal-civil court hearing today, his attorney said Monday.
23rd, Iowa streets are top crash courses
November 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis From her vantage point at Sav-On Office Supplies, Amanda Myers has a daily front-row seat to Lawrence’s most accident-prone intersection. Myers, a sales clerk at the store at 2329 Iowa, said she sees an accident at least every other day at 23rd and Iowa streets.
County briefs
November 28, 2000
Jail communications upgrade approved Benefit districts payment hearing set
Court services merger approved
Cost-cutting measure is response to shrinking state aid for community corrections
November 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County commissioners Monday approved a merger between the community corrections department and the county’s district court services office.
In ABC’s case, spite made right
Network lands game with national significance by placing Big 12 title contest in prime time
November 28, 2000
When ABC Sports decided to put the Big 12 Conference’s championship game in prime time, the move was made more out of spite than anything. For the past five seasons, ABC had televised the Southeastern Conference title game in prime time (and never mind that the SEC’s regular-season TV partner is CBS).
Bruised kidney sidelines QB
Ailing Seahawk Huard to be replaced by Kitna
November 28, 2000
With Brock Huard sidelined because of a bruised kidney, Jon Kitna is back as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback.
Internet sales surge in summer
Existing-home sales decline during October
November 28, 2000
Bolstered by strong demand for cars, books and many other consumer goods, sales using the Internet boomed during the summer even as more traditional retail sales were in decline.
General Electric names new chairman
Boss of GE medical systems division to lead industrial powerhouse that has agreed to buy Honeywell
November 28, 2000
In a move as carefully orchestrated as it was closely watched, General Electric Co. anointed 44-year-old company man Jeffrey Immelt on Monday as successor to one of the business world’s most fabled CEOs, Jack Welch.
Vote system OK
November 28, 2000
Cleanup time
November 28, 2000
Traffic issue
November 28, 2000
JROTC opposed
November 28, 2000
Self government at stake in post-election case
November 28, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group. In September 1945, as bejeweled dancers swirled at one of London’s first postwar high society balls, a gentleman murmured contentedly, “This is what we fought the war for.” A droll lady, gesturing to the dancers, responded, “Oh, do you mean they are all Poles?”
Election needed different ending
November 28, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group. A month on, you do have to wish it had all turned out differently. You have to wish one of these guys had been appealing enough that the nation really would have wanted him as president and elected him outright sparing us this tie stuff, the razor-thin margins, the endless counting of votes and piling up of court cases.
Not so ‘deer’
November 28, 2000
Journal-World Editorial More deer mean more dangers for both animals and people. It’s the rutting season and many local motorists are encountering deer on roadways. We can only hope both the animals and the people escape injury, but first preference goes to the humans.