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Little Mermaid II’ swims directly to video
October 6, 2000
The voices of Jodi Benson as Ariel, Buddy Hackett as Scuttle the Seabird, Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian the Crab and Pat Carroll, as Morgana, are back in their familiar roles in the direct-to-video “The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.”
New Friday series accent the dark side
Tim Daly takes up role of Richard Kimble in new ‘Fugitive’ series
October 6, 2000
Ostertag seeks starting spot
Big O hopes to rebound from season in which he played backup role to Polynice
October 6, 2000
If you have already penciled him in as the Jazz’s backup center this season, Greg Ostertag has one suggestion.
Few options exist for homeless mentally ill
October 6, 2000
By Mike Belt In the days before he died last spring, Sharilyn Wells suspected there was something wrong with John Lowe besides alcoholism. She also thought he was suffering from mental illness. “He was kind of a sweet, easy-going guy, but I knew he was in trouble,” said Wells, director of Acceptance House, 407 Maine.
Eagles await LHS
Lions’ brutal stretch continues tonight
October 6, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Second-ranked Olathe South one week and No. 3 Olathe North the next.
Milosevic on brink
Kostunica declares himself president
October 6, 2000
Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Belgrade on Thursday, taking control of the parliament building and state-run news media in a massive uprising that shook the iron rule of President Slobodan Milosevic. Milosevic stayed out of sight all day, and early today was reported to be holed up in a bunker in southern Serbia, surrounded by troops. It was unclear if he was preparing to yield to the opposition or strike back with military force.
Briefcase
October 6, 2000
Douglas County Bank president to retire
October 6, 2000
By Mark Fagan Bob Georgeson, who started his Lawrence financial career writing mortgages by hand, is retiring from an industry increasingly dominated by smart cards, computers and the Internet. Georgeson said Thursday he would step down in January as president and chief executive officer of Douglas County Bank, the city’s second largest banking company.
EudoraFest offers fun, food
Lawnmower poker, chili cookoff will entertain guests
October 6, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Don’t be alarmed if you see people driving riding lawnmowers Saturday through Eudora’s streets. The lawnmowers are part of a new event at the fourth annual EudoraFest, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street from Seventh to 10th streets. Bill Folks, festival chairman, said people will ride their lawnmowers to five stops around town where they will pick up cards for the “poker run.”
VP debate vigorous but polite
Cheney, Lieberman hit familiar themes
October 6, 2000
Former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., promised Thursday night not to engage in negative attacks and then carried out a polite, often good-humored but spirited debate in which each challenged the other’s position on taxes, Social Security, education and foreign policy.
SRS checks delayed
Agency apologizes for child support wait
October 6, 2000
The state’s new centralized child support payment facility is experiencing some delays in mailing checks.
Angry couple should get counseling following outburst
October 6, 2000
Bates services
October 6, 2000
National briefs
October 6, 2000
Acceptance House trims services
Drop-in center cutting back on hours
October 6, 2000
By Mike Belt On Oct. 30, with winter looming, there will be six fewer beds for the homeless in Lawrence. Acceptance House, 407 Maine St., is converting its operations from a 24-hour residency for the homeless to a drop-in center open for only a few hours on weekdays, said Dennis Budd, chairman of the home’s board of directors. “The situation really just makes me sick,” he said.
Bush beat low expectations
October 6, 2000
By Cal Thomas, columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate It was George W. Bush’s debate to lose, and he didn’t. Bush passed the test by not living down to his lowest expectations. Al Gore was rude and cocky. He frequently rolled his eyes, smacked his lips, sighed in disgust and constantly interrupted, even claiming “rebuttal” time that wasn’t his.
Women voters still shopping
October 6, 2000
By Ellen Goodman, columnist for The Boston Globe At least neither of them kissed the moderator. The way things are going we can be grateful for that. After all, the targets of this debate were the undecided voters and nearly three-fourths of them are women.
Religion briefs
October 6, 2000
City briefs
October 6, 2000
Lawrence briefs
October 6, 2000
Viola Sieg
October 6, 2000
Tanner to leave Haskell football post
Health concerns force coach to call it quits after 14th season on sideline
October 6, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Gary Tanner has decided his 14th season as head football coach at Haskell Indian Nations University will be his last.
Cardinals closing in against Braves
October 6, 2000
Another of the Atlanta Braves’ golden arms left Busch Stadium badly tarnished, putting the St. Louis Cardinals within one win of the NL division series. Tom Glavine was pounded for seven runs and six hits in 21/3 innings his shortest outing in seven years and the Cardinals beat the Braves, 10-4, Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff series.
Horoscopes
October 6, 2000
LHS athlete of the week: Molly Hoss
October 6, 2000
Hoss placed first in the all-around portion of the Shawnee Mission East meet and was the city’s top gymnast at the All-Around Invitational at LHS.
FSHS volleyball 1-2 at BVNW quadrangular
October 6, 2000
Free State High’s volleball team went 1-2 at the Blue Valley Northwest quadrangular on Thursday. Free State beat Shawnee Mission West, 15-11, 15-6, and lost to Olathe South, 15-17, 15-10, 6-15 and BV Northwest, 15-11, 13-15, 6-15.
LHS volleyball 2-1 at SM Miege quad
October 6, 2000
Lawrence High’s volleyball team won two and lost one at the Shawnee Mission Miege quadrangular
Free State athlete of the week: Emily Wang
October 6, 2000
After winning the Sunflower League No. 2 singles championship in her first varsity tournament as a freshman, Wang topped that feat by winning the No. 1 singles championship Tuesday at the Shawnee Mission East courts.
Spirituality
October 6, 2000
Services for former state legislator scheduled
October 6, 2000
A funeral service for former state Rep. Herman Dillon is scheduled for today. Dillon died Tuesday at his home in Kansas City, Kan., from cancer and the effects of a stroke in August. He was 73.
Hunter calls for stop to tuition increases
Challenger says he wants education to be affordable for middle-class families
October 6, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Republican challenger for the 46th District House seat called for a three-year cap on tuition increases Thursday in a news conference at Kansas University. Candidate Pete Hunter said a tuition cap or limiting tuition increases to the rate of increase of the cost of living were important to keep state college education affordable for middle-class families.
3 KU professors named Higuchi award winners
One KSU professor also recognized
October 6, 2000
By Erwin Seba Four state university professors were named the Higuchi/Endowment Research Achievement award winners Wednesday night at the Adams Alumni Center. Three of the professors are from Kansas University and one is from Kansas State University.
Teachers ask for support
Panel says combination classes have special needs
October 6, 2000
A panel of Lawrence public school teachers Wednesday agreed the district should offer additional support to educators assigned multigrade elementary classes. The teachers spoke with two dozen people at the inaugural meeting of the Teacher-Parent Alliance, which met at Pinckney School, 810 W. Sixth, to discuss “combination” classes.
Ann Honig
October 6, 2000
Services for Ann E. Honig, 83, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Topeka. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Honig died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at a Topeka care home.
Ernest Arnold
October 6, 2000
Services for Ernest L. Arnold, 82, Overbrook, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Overbrook Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery. Mr. Arnold died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Overbrook, the son of Jacob Franklin and Nettie Evelyn (Crow) Arnold. He attended Overbrook rural schools and graduated from Overbrook Rural High School in 1936.
Vivian Fawl
October 6, 2000
Journal-World staffers earn national awards
October 6, 2000
The Lawrence Journal-World and several of its staffers have been honored in a national news contest. The Inland Press Assn. honored the newspaper and its staff in several photographic categories and for investigative reporting.
Jones rolls in 100
Triple gold medalist cruises in Qatar
October 6, 2000
Olympic triple gold medalist Marion Jones was tired but triumphant at 100 meters Thursday, ending her season with a $150,000 payday.
On the record
October 6, 2000
Substance wins over style
October 6, 2000
By Ron Fournier, AP Political Writer The first and only vice presidential showdown was polite, conversational, studious perhaps even a bit dull. But neither Republican Dick Cheney or Democrat Joseph Lieberman came here to dazzle voters. Both fulfilled their main role as running mates: Do no harm.
NHL briefs
October 6, 2000
Canadiens sign coach Goalie signs with Stars
Titans’ Pickens might miss game against ex-teammates
October 6, 2000
Tennessee receiver Carl Pickens could miss the Titans’ game against his former Cincinnati teammates because of a lingering hamstring injury.
Mideast cease-fire collapses
Palestinians vow ‘Day of Rage’
October 6, 2000
Israel pulled back tanks from Palestinian towns Thursday morning and an uneasy quiet descended on the West Bank as Israelis and Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire. By late afternoon, however, the shaky truce was falling apart, just as three others worked out by the security forces on both sides in the past week had collapsed. And both sides were girding for what Palestinians promised would be a “Day of Rage” today.
Eagles have something to prove
Date with Washington on Sunday could be telling
October 6, 2000
Now, the Philadelphia Eagles get to prove themselves against the Glamour Gang.
Bucs too good for 0-3 streak
Don’t expect Vikings to start 5-0
October 6, 2000
Two weeks ago, Tampa Bay was 3-0, the best team in the NFL or at least the co-best with St. Louis. The defense was as good as ever, and the Bucs had an offense averaging 31 points in their first three games.
CU trying to hold it together
October 6, 2000
Colorado held a reunion for its 1990 national championship team before last Saturday’s game against Kansas State. The former players and coach Bill McCartney gathered on the field for pregame introductions, then some of them jumped and waved to fire up the crowd before the Buffaloes took the field.
Texas-OU tilt regains importance
Both Big 12 teams ranked in top 15
October 6, 2000
For 100 years, the Red River Shootout has been a border war, played during the hoopla of the Texas State Fair in a stadium evenly divided in Texas orange and Oklahoma crimson.
People, faces snd things…
October 6, 2000
Tough ‘Rocky Horror’ rocker just right for the part
October 6, 2000
First she was a Runaway, now she’s with the Blackhearts. She’s Joan Jett, a 40-year-old rocker who wears leather and is bald (for the moment) by choice. Jett joined the Runaways when she was 16. It was the first all-girl teen rock ‘n’ roll band (the female version of the Ramones) to gain prominence, playing from 1976 through 1978.
Miami to meet No. 1 Seminoles
Hurricanes’ pass defense key to stopping top-ranked Florida State
October 6, 2000
Miami’s secondary was considered one of the nation’s two or three best heading into the season.
People, palces and things
October 6, 2000
The Fonz: Producer, Broadway actor
Winkler stars in Neil Simon comedy, produces TV shows
October 6, 2000
There are some moments in life when you just go with it. For example, when Neil Simon calls and asks if you would be in his new play. So said Henry Winkler, now on Broadway in “The Dinner Party,” a Simon comedy about, rather appropriately, the choices and commitments people make.
Mets draw even with Giants
Payton singles home winning run in 10th as New York prevails, 5-4
October 6, 2000
Jay Payton’s quiet little single was bigger than J.T. Snow’s dramatic pinch-hit homer.
Kenseth earns top spot with 178.608 mph lap
October 6, 2000
Matt Kenseth, a surprise winner in the Winston Cup race here in April, won the pole Thursday for the Busch Grand National event.
Britain sighs
Formula One will return
October 6, 2000
Formula One fans in Britain can relax. The Silverstone race remains on the Grand Prix schedule and is back in its traditional mid-July spot.
Busch Series schedule includes KC Speedway
October 6, 2000
The NASCAR Busch Series will run a 33-race schedule in 2001, including inaugural events at Chicagoland Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway.
Young Earnhardt fails to join relatives in UAW-GM Quality 500
October 6, 2000
With a bang into the wall, hopes for a three-Earnhardt race ended Thursday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
West, South remain unbeaten
Warhawks, Cougars pair for rare junior high showdown at Haskell
October 6, 2000
West and South both won city junior high football games Thursday to set up a battle of unbeatens next Thursday at an unusual venue Haskell Stadium.
Shrine Road Show coming
October 6, 2000
The College Football Hall of Fame Road Show will be on display before Saturday’s Kansas-Kansas State game at Memorial Stadium.
Roberts: End water war
Senator pushing for deal with EPA
October 6, 2000
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts doesn’t like talk by two environmental groups about filing a federal lawsuit on water quality standards for Kansas. Roberts said Thursday that he thinks state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency can work out their differences on standards proposed by the federal agency.
Dole helps announce ‘Farm Team’
GOP forms Iowa campaign group
October 6, 2000
Republican Bob Dole returned to Iowa on Thursday to help George W. Bush’s campaign introduce his team of farm advisers. The former Kansas senator said Bush’s background with Texas’ ranchers would serve Iowa’s farmers well.
Daily ticker
October 6, 2000
New jobless claims rise
October 6, 2000
The number of Americans filing new applications for state unemployment benefits rose last week but still hovered at a level showing the robust economy’s strong appetite for workers. The Labor Department reported Thursday that new claims for jobless benefits increased to a seasonally adjusted 299,000 for the week ending Sept. 30.
Nation’s retailers give mixed reviews
Discounters fall victim to high fuel prices
October 6, 2000
The nation’s largest retailers turned in a mixed performance during September, with some department stores enjoying better business but discounters falling victim to rising fuel prices. An overall slowing in consumer spending was evident from the sales figures released Thursday. Analysts who reviewed retailers’ results said consumers are still disenchanted with stores’ apparel offerings, a disquieting trend as the holiday season approaches.
Kansas geneticist receives award
Alternative Nobel’ is worth $51,000
October 6, 2000
A Kansas plant geneticist was named Thursday as one of four winners of the Right Livelihood awards, known as the “alternative Nobels.” The other winners were an Indonesian human rights activist, an Ethiopian scientist and a Turkish environmentalist.
Termite trouble eats at renter
Apartment dweller raises concern when ceiling is supported with car jack
October 6, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood When David Martinez saw the car jack and two-by-fours holding up his apartment ceiling he worried his upstairs neighbors might unexpectedly drop in on him. The make-do contrivance supporting his ceiling Wednesday night was put in place after maintenance workers replacing the sliding glass door at his apartment found a crumbling, termite-devoured support beam.
Leader calls drive ‘witch-hunt’
Tribal chairwoman denounces efforts to remove her from office
October 6, 2000
By Erwin Seba The tribal chairwoman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi on Thursday called the two-month effort to remove her from office a “witch-hunt.” Rupnicki’s first comment on the recall drive, expected to result in her removal from office Saturday at a Tribal Council meeting, came in a news release from her attorney, D. Korey Pond.
The Gore watch
October 6, 2000
A sampling of embellishments by Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore: Gore said earlier in his career he “got a bunch of people indicted and sent to jail” as a crusading newspaper reporter. His reporting contributed to bribery indictments but no one ended up in prison.
Gore’s embellishments persist on campaign trail
October 6, 2000
It has come to this: Al Gore says in a presidential debate that his uncle was gassed in World War I and then his campaign searches for records to back him up. The campaign knows no claim by the Democratic candidate about his family or professional resume will be taken at face value.
Hurricane Keith slams Mexico
October 6, 2000
A hurricane slammed into Mexico’s Gulf Coast near Tampico on Thursday, forcing evacuations, ripping roofs from homes and causing floods before weakening to a tropical storm.
Flyers clip Canucks in opener
October 6, 2000
Philadelphia is doing just fine without Eric Lindros for one game at least. Eric Desjardins scored two goals, including the game-winner, and rookie Justin Williams added a goal and two assists as the Flyers began the post-Lindros Era with a 6-3 victory over Vancouver on Thursday night.
French schools distribute ‘morning-after’ pills
October 6, 2000
France’s National Assembly voted Thursday to allow public school nurses to distribute a morning-after contraception pill in junior and senior high schools. The Socialist-government backed proposal still has to go through a second reading in the Senate before going into effect. Thursday’s vote passed by a large majority.
Smoking rate remains steady
October 6, 2000
The number of American adults who smoke remained steady in 1998 at one in four a rate that hardly budged during the 1990s despite anti-tobacco campaigns and new kick-the-habit aids like nicotine gum and the patch.
Reno battles for tobacco funds
October 6, 2000
Raising the stakes in a prolonged battle with her Republican adversaries, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno warned Thursday that she will have no choice but to drop the government’s landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry if Congress refuses to provide $23 million to finance the litigation.
New diet guidelines issued
Focus shifts from fat count to sensible meals
October 6, 2000
Eating right just got easier, especially for health-conscious folks who get a heady thrill from fruits and vegetables but a headache from math. The American Heart Assn. revised its influential dietary guidelines Thursday, stressing common sense in choosing one’s daily fare and downplaying complicated percentages of fat or nutrients.
House transportation chairman disciplined
October 6, 2000
The House ethics committee rebuked powerful committee chairman Bud Shuster on Thursday for “serious official misconduct” but spared him from harsher penalties for accepting improper gifts, favoring a lobbyist and misusing congressional staff for politics.
A new Jayhawk
October 6, 2000
Mentally ill falling through gaps
As mental health units shut down across state, police say they have ‘nowhere to turn’
October 6, 2000
By Dave Ranney Kansas police say they’re responding to a growing number of incidents involving mentally ill adults. But at the same time, more and more hospitals are closing their psychiatric units. “We’re left with nowhere to turn,” Lenexa Police Chief Ellen Hanson said. Hanson testified Thursday before a state task force seeking ways to improve services for mentally ill adults who once might have been sent to a state hospital.
Kansas City preps visit KU
Hoops standouts Hawkins, Howard in town for Kansas-KSU
October 6, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas will make its recruiting pitch to a pair of Kansas City-area basketball players this weekend. Jeff Hawkins, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Kansas City Sumner, and Jamar Howard, a 6-5 guard/forward from Shawnee Mission Miege, head to Lawrence today for the start of their official KU campus visits.
Sideline
October 6, 2000
Ratings low in all time slots Tickets for 2002 to go on sale
Frustrated farmers seek answers about bankruptcy
October 6, 2000
By Amber Stuever The president of the Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn. and attorneys faced more than 750 frustrated farmers Thursday who were feeling the blow of the organization’s financial turmoil. Co-op members were looking for answers after last week’s announcement that the organization had filed for bankruptcy. Saturday the organization was approved for a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that would keep the co-op buying and selling grain and other agricultural products and services.
Late Night plans set
October 6, 2000
Plans have been finalized for Late Night With Roy Williams a week from tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 5 p.m., Oct. 13, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
NCAA denies Gordon’s appeal
Wide receiver can’t compete this fall but will seek another ruling after season ends
October 6, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock John Gordon will not play football for Kansas University this fall. Gordon, a talented wide receiver whose career was thought to be over back in 1997 after the discovery of a potentially life-threatening medical condition, lost his appeal Thursday to the NCAA’s Committee on Satisfactory Progress Waivers.
Rail-trail’s neighbors say it’s not fit for use
Weeds, broken fences make hiking difficult
October 6, 2000
The Flint Hills Nature Trail isn’t fit for foot or bike traffic, neighbors of the old Missouri Pacific rail line say. From Osawatomie to Herington, the line looks much like it did in the mid-1990s when the last train went through. The Kansas Horseman Foundation received the deed to the land in 1993 to turn it into the Flint Hills Nature Trail.
Firebirds foiled
Powerful Olathe South too much for Free State, 47-6
October 6, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Olathe South’s football team might want to consider dumping the falcon as its mascot. A different bird, the roadrunner, probably would be more appropriate. Second-ranked O-South, traditionally known for its aerial attack, accumulated 336 yards rushing on just 25 carries in stampeding Free State High, 47-6, in a Sunflower League game Thursday night at Olathe District Activities Center.
Warner, EMI call off deal
AOL merger more likely to win European Commission’s approval
October 6, 2000
Time Warner Inc. and EMI Group have called off their $20 billion joint venture in the face of opposition from European regulators, removing a major obstacle to Time Warner’s larger combination with America Online Inc. The Warner-EMI deal would have created a giant music company, reducing the number of major record companies in the world from five to four. European regulators had expressed concern that the new company would have had a dominant position in the market and in the emerging area of online music distribution.
WebHouse announces closure
Shut down to end name-your-price groceries, gasoline
October 6, 2000
Shares of Priceline.com plunged by one-third Thursday after Priceline WebHouse Club, a privately held licensee of Priceline that offered name-your-price groceries and gasoline, said it would shut down. Founder Jay Walker said Thursday that WebHouse was unable to raise the capital needed next year to finish its business plan and start making a profit.
Adoption means becoming child’s ‘real’ parents
October 6, 2000
By Dr. James Dobson We have an adopted girl who came to us when she was 4 years old. She is very difficult to handle and does pretty much what she pleases. For us to make her obey would be very unpleasant for her, and frankly, we don’t feel we have the right to do that. She has been through a lot in her short life.
Tiny church is big on faith
Guinness Records’ smallest cathedral is tremendous draw
October 6, 2000
By Doug Johnson, Associated Press Writer Giant. Awesome. Imposing. These are the words used to describe the world’s most famous cathedrals from the Middle Ages masterpiece Notre Dame de Paris to the London landmark St. Paul’s. Bishop Karl Pruter has not he-ard any of those adjectives to des-cribe his ca-thedral. Instead, he hears: tiny, cramped, curious.
What’s serious stuff to some is source of humor for others
October 6, 2000
By Jim Baker A prominent scholar and teacher in the field of religion and the arts will lead a workshop about the humor in the teaching stories of Jesus Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
Man on a mission
Lawrence dentist travels to Kenya
October 6, 2000
By Jan Biles You don’t have to be a minister to be a missionary. Ask Lawrence dentist Patrick Moriarty. Moriarty is part of a 15-member missionary team with the Kansas East Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Volunteers in Mission program. The team will spend two weeks, beginning Oct. 13, at Maua Methodist Hospital in Kenya.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 6, 2000
Lincoln also practiced political image-building
October 6, 2000
By David Shribman, columnist for The Boston Globe He overhauled his wardrobe as he prepared for a presidential campaign. He strictly controlled the way he was photographed. He worried endlessly about his appearance. His wife complained when he was pictured with tousled hair.
Debate was the Boston Bust
October 6, 2000
By Sandy Grady, a Washington columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News In this town soaked in the political brawls of the Kennedys, Lodges, O’Neills and Hurleys, they love a good fight. They didn’t get one Tuesday night. The Brouhaha in Beantown the much-anticipated TV debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush turned out to be the Boston Bust.
Too long
October 6, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The recent “debate” further reminded us of the need to limit political campaigning and spending. As the George Bush and Al Gore presidential “debate” dragged on Tuesday night, with little new information being offered, many were reminded that American political campaigns are allowed to run far too long and cost too much.