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Wildcats wrap up Sunflower Showdown: 52-13
October 7, 2000
The Kansas Jayhawks held their own through the first quarter, only giving up 7 points to the high-powered Kansas State Wildcats. Everything after was like a completely different game. After three quarters the score stood visiting Kansans: 45, host Kansans: 6.
County residents unite to combat casinos
October 7, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood A group of Douglas County residents aren’t waiting for an official casino proposal to come from the Delaware Tribe or anyone else before they say “No.” The 20 or so members of the newly formed Stand-up for Douglas County are seizing the offensive and plan to run newspaper advertisements and circulate petitions in hopes of keeping casinos out of the county.
Arts Center seeks funds
Request surprises officials
October 7, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood With construction bids for the new building coming in lower than expected, Lawrence Arts Commission officials are upping their request for money for furniture and equipment by $150,000. The additional money is needed for basics in a building that is much larger than the Arts Center’s current home in the Carnegie Library building, said Ann Evans, center executive director.
Graves doubts need for tax increase
Public school spending likely to top agenda
October 7, 2000
A tax increase to raise more money for public schools isn’t likely to pass the Legislature and may be unnecessary because the state’s budget picture is likely to improve, Gov. Bill Graves said Friday.
On The Record
October 7, 2000
Cecilia Pearson
October 7, 2000
Like Monday Night Football, without fireworks
October 7, 2000
Topeka Gov. Bill Graves is ready for some football today and he has the helmets to prove it. The governor brought a football atmosphere to his office during a news conference Friday. At the front of his desk were two football helmets one in Kansas University blue and the other bearing the design of the purple Kansas State University powercat.
Higher heating costs expected this winter
October 7, 2000
Even with a normal winter, consumers are likely to spend an average of $190 to $240 more this year to heat their homes if they use natural gas or oil, an Energy Department report predicted Friday.
Transportation money doled out
National standard for drunken driving included in legislation
October 7, 2000
Congress shipped President Clinton a compromise $58 billion transportation package Friday that would set a national drunken-driving standard and lavish pre-election highway projects on every state. The transportation bill, for the new 2001 fiscal year, sailed through the House by 344-50 and the Senate by 78-10. Clinton is expected to sign the measure, the fifth of the 13 annual spending bills for the new year to have cleared Congress.
NHL Roundup
New Jersey stuffs Montreal, 8-4
October 7, 2000
Alexander Mogilny scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils unleashed an offensive explosion in opening their defense of the Stanley Cup with an 8-4 victory Friday night over the Montreal Canadiens.
McSorley found guilty of assault
Veteran player won’t do jail time for two-fisted attack on opponent
October 7, 2000
Marty McSorley was found guilty of assault with a weapon but won’t be sent to jail for his two-fisted stick attack on an opponent. Now he needs the NHL’s permission to play again.
Willis Rutter
October 7, 2000
Upbeat’ Mets confident as series continues
October 7, 2000
The Mets are back in New York, and they’re brimming with confidence. New York, tied 1-1 in its best-of-five NL division series with the San Francisco Giants, has captured the home-field advantage, and the momentum.
Hernandez punches out A’s , Yankees 4, A’s 2
Experience shows as New York grabs 2-1 lead in playoff series
October 7, 2000
Orlando Hernandez and the New York Yankees showed the young Oakland Athletics how postseason baseball is played. Hernandez, pitching without his best stuff, won his sixth straight postseason decision, and the Yankees capitalized on Oakland’s shoddy defense to win 4-2 Friday night and take a 2-1 lead in their AL division series.
Jayhawks top Texas Tech
October 7, 2000
Lindsey Horner scored a late goal as Kansas dropped Texas Tech, 1-0, in women’s college soccer on Friday at SuperTarget Field. The Jayhawks, who had 15 shots to Tech’s eight, had several opportunities but did not score until the 88th minute.
Seattle completes sweep of White Sox
October 7, 2000
The Seattle Mariners used a squeeze to sweep. Shutting down the highest-scoring team in the majors for the third straight game, the wild card Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, on bunt single by pinch-hitter Carlos Guillen in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday.
Private system causes cancer
nSocial workers list foster care complaints
October 7, 2000
By Dave Ranney For several months now, state officials have said their data prove the state’s privatized child welfare system is much better than the state-run system it replaced four years ago. But those in the trenches aren’t so sure. About 140 judges, foster children, social workers, foster parents and public school officials attended an unusual gathering Friday called by children’s advocates to measure the system’s successes and shortcomings.
Iverson marches to own drummer
Apology notwithstanding, rapper/basketball player doesn’t care what anybody else thinks
October 7, 2000
For the record, I’ll state that I believe Allen Iverson did indeed author the apology issued Thursday about the controversial lyrics from his upcoming album.
Europe grabs lead
Sorenstam speech works at Solheim Cup
October 7, 2000
Swedish sensation Annika Sorenstam gave a stirring speech to her teammates just hours before they jolted the United States to take a 51/2-21/2 lead after Friday’s first day of the Solheim Cup.
Access to be restricted to mature-rated video games
October 7, 2000
GameWorks, a high-tech arcade, bar and restaurant, will restrict access to its mature-rated games to people older than 16. The company a joint venture of Universal Studios, Sega Enterprises and DreamWorks SKG already offers restricted access if requested by a parent.
Big Brother’ brings fame
Winner of TV show now planning career in show business
October 7, 2000
Eddie McGee is the latest reality-TV celebrity, but he doesn’t know exactly what that means yet. “It hasn’t all really seeped in,” said the winner of $500,000 on CBS’ reality/game show “Big Brother.” “I’ve just been running around. Today, I’m going back to my house out on Long Island. I think once I walk in the door, stop, see my dogs and maybe get one good night’s rest in my own bed, I’ll begin to realize what’s happening.”
Well being
October 7, 2000
Around and about
October 7, 2000
Increased breast cancer screening is goal of event
October 7, 2000
By Kim Hall Every day, doctors and patients in Lawrence fight a battle against breast cancer. Statistics show the disease that will affect one in eight women. “Many of us will be faced with this, if not directly, then indirectly with our friends and loved ones,” says Dianna Swatsenbarg, co-chair for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s annual fund-raising event Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer.
Briefly
October 7, 2000
Airport to get $3 million
Congress OKs money for improvements
October 7, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The Lawrence Municipal Airport will have $3 million for runway and other improvements after a funding request was approved by Congress Friday. “That is the largest single appropriation in the history of Lawrence Municipal Airport,” said Rick Bryant, chairman of the Lawrence Aviation Advisory Board.
Nothing comes easy for KC coach
Cunningham endured long, hard road before taking over Chiefs’ post from Schottenheimer
October 7, 2000
Nothing seems to come easy for Gunther Cunningham, the hard-driving Chiefs coach loved by players and puzzled over by fans.
Dodgers fire Johnson
L.A. failed to make playoffs in two seasons under veteran skipper
October 7, 2000
Now the Los Angeles Dodgers are going fishing. Davey Johnson was fired as the Dodgers’ manager after failing to lead a team with one of baseball’s highest payrolls to the playoffs in his two years in the dugout.
BU’s record may change
October 7, 2000
Baker University’s football record could go from 3-1 to 4-0, thanks to Graceland University’s admission that it used an ineligible player in three games this season.
Footballs should fly in Haskell contest
October 7, 2000
Pigs can’t fly, but pigskins can and most likely will when Haskell Indian Nations University tangles with Langston University in football today. LU and HINU boast the top two passing quarterbacks in the Central States Football League.
Sinatra-JFK-mob ties alleged
October 7, 2000
Frank Sinatra got Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana to help John F. Kennedy win the presidency, one of the singer’s daughters claims in an upcoming “60 Minutes” interview.
Weddings
October 7, 2000
Anniversaries
October 7, 2000
World Briefs
October 7, 2000
Ivory Coast court bans opposition for election
October 7, 2000
The Supreme Court barred Ivory Coast’s main opposition leader from seeking the presidency, raising fears of clashes between his supporters and troops backing the military government.
Moore-Kline finance fight unabated
October 7, 2000
Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore and Republican challenger Phill Kline continue to spar publicly about tax and campaign finance issues in their race for the 3rd Congressional District seat.
Rutgers coach Shea on hot seat
October 7, 2000
When the season started, Rutgers coach Terry Shea was handed his orders: win or lose your job. Bet on the latter.
Coach alters CU’s helmets
October 7, 2000
There will be something missing when Colorado takes the field against Texas A&M today the team’s logo on the players’ helmets. Coach Gary Barnett told his players they’d have to earn back the logo.
Tigers turn to back-up quarterback
October 7, 2000
Darius Outlaw is taking over at quarterback for Missouri with the attitude of every athlete relishing the chance to start, but disappointed that it comes because of an injury to a teammate.
ISU to put 4-0 start on line against Huskers
Second-ranked Nebraska has won seven straight games against markedly improved Iowa State
October 7, 2000
The marketing slogan Iowa State has built around its football team is “Not just another season.” And because the Cyclones are enjoying a season unlike any other in decades, that ad campaign appears to be dead on.
Lomax happy he eventually picked Kansas
October 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas State wanted Dariss Lomax. So did Kansas. After some deep soul-searching, the all-state linebacker out of Kansas City Washington High School signed a letter of intent with the Jayhawks five years ago.
Vet Wier comes to Jayhawks’ rescue
October 7, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Regular holder Harrison Hill can’t play because of dehydration woes. Who you gonna call? Brandon Wier. Punt team woes cost Kansas University the SMU game. Who you gonna call? Brandon Wier. Four games into the KU football season and it’s abundantly clear that Wier is the Jayhawks’ Mr. Fix-It.
It’s pid for it It’s PAID FOR It’s PAID FOR
October 7, 2000
Business Briefcase
October 7, 2000
Americans’ credit usage up sharply
October 7, 2000
Americans borrowed money more freely in August as they made heavy use of credit cards and financed autos and other items on credit. The Federal Reserve said Friday consumer credit increased by a seasonally adjusted $13.4 billion in September, or 10.9 percent at an annual rate, the fastest pace since June.
Profit concerns rattle markets
Sell-off pushes Nasdaq to lowest level since May
October 7, 2000
Stocks fell sharply Friday, pushing the Nasdaq composite index to its lowest level since May, as profit worries again rattled technology shares and an unexpected drop in unemployment rekindled fears of inflation.
Jayhawks popular on Web
October 7, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball fans with Internet access might want to bookmark the site www.nba.com. Ex-Jayhawks Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz and Scot Pollard all have been featured prominently on the pro league’s main site of late.
Yawkey Trust puts Sox up for sale
Lack of public funding for new Fenway Park leaves Boston’s historic baseball franchise in turmoil
October 7, 2000
Struggling to get public financing for a new ballpark, the Boston Red Sox were put up for sale Friday by the trust that owns the franchise.
Phelps wins dubious distinction
October 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis Topeka’s Fred Phelps isn’t just homophobic, a national organization says: He’s racist and anti-Semitic, too. The Anti-Defamation League, a New York-based anti-bigotry organization, issued a report this week quoting from dozens of Phelps’ letters, press releases and other communiqusince 1996. “We noticed there are disparaging comments about Jews, blacks, and other Christians, as well as our country,” said Jordan Kessler, head of ADL’s Internet monitoring unit.
Lawrence Briefs
October 7, 2000
Judy Bornheim
October 7, 2000
BYU cruises to easy win over Utah State, 38-14
October 7, 2000
Luke Staley ran for three touchdowns, Charlie Peterson threw for 324 yards in his first start and BYU played its best game of the season in a 38-14 college football victory over Utah State on Friday night.
After debates, candidates’ differences should be clear
October 7, 2000
Now, after two “debates” one with the presidential candidates and one between the vice presidential hopefuls the major differences between the two tickets should be fairly clear to anyone who has been paying attention to the issues.
Baker-William Jewell matchup a classic
October 7, 2000
Those papers flying out the window of Baker University football coach John Frangoulis’ office this week were William Jewell’s statistics.
Judge clears Clinton probe spokesman
October 7, 2000
The former spokesman for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was acquitted Friday in a contempt of court case in which he was accused of leaking information about the investigation of President Clinton and trying to hide his role.
Navy deal worth $9 billion
Military contracts for civilian computer oversight
October 7, 2000
The Navy led the military into a new era of the Information Age on Friday by awarding a contract potentially worth $9 billion to link hundreds of separate Navy and Marine Corps computer networks into a single, seamless system designed to be less vulnerable to cyberattacks ashore and at sea.
Massive quake rattles rural Japan
October 7, 2000
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted a wide swath of Japan’s hilly southwest on Friday, injuring dozens of people, knocking boulders down hillsides and throwing groceries off supermarket shelves.
Horoscope
October 7, 2000
Jordan stokes rivalry
Dislike for KSU burns in Kansas nickel back
October 7, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s Matt Jordan was late coming to his, uh, dislike for Kansas State, but he came by it naturally and with a vehemence almost unparalleled by any of his teammates.
County, city home prices escalate
Number of area housing sales in pace with last year, report says
October 7, 2000
By Mark Fagan What a difference a year makes in the price of homes, anyway. The average home sold in Lawrence last month went for $148,655, according to a report from Marion Johnson, Douglas County appraiser. That’s up $17,309, or 13.2 percent, from a year ago.
Cardinals feeling no pressure as Game Three nears
October 7, 2000
The mood swing was evident from one clubhouse to the next. The St. Louis Cardinals played video golf “nice shot,” the computer-generated voice said to one player and gathered around a big-screen TV to watch “The Matrix,” the volume turned up to earsplitting levels.
National briefs
October 7, 2000
Hydro power
People are diving into water-based fitness programs
October 7, 2000
t first, it looks like a social event. A group of women jump around in a pool, soak up the July morning sun and share idle gossip. An instructor’s periodic commands seem almost a distraction. But the talking soon begins to fade. Smiles give way to serious faces as the instructor turns up the intensity. She adds moves of more resistance.
Eagles lambaste Lions
Sproles scores four touchdowns in first half for Olathe North
October 7, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus If either presidential candidates Al Gore or George W. Bush wanted a new running mate, Olathe North running back Darren Sproles would be a logical candidate. Boy, Sproles can run and run. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound senior all-stater had 18 carries for 172 yards and four touchdowns all in the first half to lead the No. 3-ranked Eagles to a 47-27 Sunflower League football victory over Lawrence High Friday night at Haskell Stadium, spoiling the Lions’ homecoming before an estimated 5,000 fans.
Thoughtless guest shouldn’t receive another invitation
October 7, 2000
America has much to learn about racial sensitivity
October 7, 2000
By Leonard Pitts, columnist for the Miami Herald Maybe you’ve already heard about the racist potato. If not, let me fill you in. It seems that in an effort to drum up tourism, the state of Rhode Island has dotted its landscape with 6-foot statues of Potato Head wearing various guises and going by various pun-filled names.
Paying their way
October 7, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Why benefit barge operations that for years have had special subsidization privileges? In all the flap about whether Kansas reservoir should be lowered to accommodate barge traffic on the Missouri River, not enough attention has been paid to the tax elements of the matter.
Jobless rate hits 30-year low
October 7, 2000
The still-sizzling economy pushed the nation’s unemployment rate back down to a three-decade low of 3.9 percent in September and sent unemployment among blacks to the lowest point in history.
Child molester says prison sentence would be too harsh
October 7, 2000
By Joel Mathis A man accused of molesting his young granddaughter pleaded for probation Friday at a pre-sentencing hearing, saying prison time would kill him. “He would just lose the force to live,” a psychologist testified Friday. William Van Dyke, 77, pleaded guilty in August to one count of attempted rape for at least three separate incidents with the girl, now 12, that ended in October 1999.
Boeing battles with Airbus in commercial jet market
Fate of Boeing 747 remains uncertain
October 7, 2000
When airplane manufacturer Airbus Industrie announced that Singapore Airlines would buy 10 of its new A3XX superjumbo jets, Wall Street wondered whether it was the beginning of the end for the venerable Boeing 747.
Lottery suspect wants to pare bail limits
Knowlton asks for more freedom
October 7, 2000
A former employee accused of stealing $63,000 from the Kansas Lottery wants to have some of the restrictions on his activities dropped. The former employee, Richard Lee Knowlton of Topeka has been out of jail on $70,000 bond, but he can’t leave his home without notifying a court services officer and must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
Budget report cites grim financial picture
October 7, 2000
The ever-growing budget surpluses, which earlier this year spurred the leading presidential candidates to boost their tax cut and spending plans, have done little to change a grim long-term financial outlook for the United States, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday.
Free State soccer team ties Olathe East, 1-1
October 7, 2000
All the scoring occurred early as Free State and Olathe East battled to a 1-1 tie in double overtime Friday at the FSHS field. “This was a pretty good non-loss for us,” Firebirds soccer coach Jason Pendelton said. “Olathe East is a perennial state power.”
Opposition tide sinks Milosevic
President deserted by allies at home, abroad
October 7, 2000
Slobodan Milosevic conceded defeat Friday in Yugoslavia’s presidential elections, a day after protesters angry at him for clinging to power stormed parliament and ended his 13-year autocratic regime. His concession to Vojislav Kostunica triggered a huge celebration in the streets, with firecrackers exploding and horns honking throughout the capital.
Graves not troubled by loophole closing
New Medicaid regulations might mean eventual loss of millions of dollars in federal payments to Kansas
October 7, 2000
A move by the federal government to close what it sees as a legal loophole which has brought an extra $45 million to Kansas doesn’t worry Gov. Bill Graves. The governor discussed the proposed change and several other issues Friday during his first Statehouse news conference in a month.
Seminoles to test Miami
Hurricane lineman hopes to slow Florida State’s Reynolds
October 7, 2000
Bryant McKinnie hasn’t given up a sack. Not this season, not in his college career. Not ever. “I’m trying to maintain that, too,” he said. It won’t be easy.
Daily Ticker
October 7, 2000
Questions that weren’t asked
October 7, 2000
By Mark Shields, columnist for Creators Syndicate In addition to being the man behind PBS’s “NewsHour” and a remarkably successful author and playwright, Jim Lehrer is one American whose judgment, fairness and knowledge are trusted by all sides to run the presidential and vice presidential debates. Not a bad epitaph for a one-time ink-stained wretch.
People, faces & things
October 7, 2000
Showdown!
Jayhawk fans rally on wing, prayer
October 7, 2000
By Amber Stuever On the eve of today’s Sunflower Showdown, before Lawrence was flooded with a sea of purple, about 500 Jayhawk football fans, their blue blood pumping, gathered downtown for a Big Blue pep rally.
Coaching change an AD’s nightmare
Guthridge’s surprise resignation was costly for North Carolina
October 7, 2000
By Bill Mayer Want to know why collegiate athletics directors cringe at the prospect of coaching changes? Look to North Carolina for a good example and this didn’t involve a firing where people can get paid handsomely for doing nothing for a long time.
Teen with Down syndrome crowned king
October 7, 2000
On Andrew’s big night, he sat on stage in his high school gym and waited as the reigning homecoming royalty silently read a scroll bearing the names of their successors.
Dozens of lawmakers ‘home free’ for election
Many state legislators running unopposed
October 7, 2000
As a youngster, Steve Morris liked to stand in the schoolyard, look up at the jets flying overhead and dream that someday he would be up there with them.
UAB thriving despite injuries
October 7, 2000
The third-string center is starting, the starting flanker hasn’t played since the season opener and two top running backs have missed games.
Advance thanks
October 7, 2000
Hasek on IR list
October 7, 2000
Dominik Hasek was placed on the injured reserve list Friday, and will miss at least one week with a strained ligament under his left kneecap. To fill his spot, the Sabres acquired Peter Skudra off waivers from Boston to back up rookie Mika Noronen.
Nation Briefs
October 7, 2000
Like Monday Night Football, without fireworks
October 7, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves is ready for some football today and he has the helmets to prove it. The governor brought a football atmosphere to his office during a news conference Friday. At the front of his desk were two football helmets one in Kansas University blue and the other bearing the design of the purple Kansas State University powercat.