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October 8, 2000
Dancing with Misha
Choreographer talks about working with Baryshnikov
October 8, 2000
By Jan Biles Imagine going into a studio and having to tell dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov what to do. No doubt even the most brilliant choreographers would be buckling at the knees at first. So imagine Deborah Hay, who in June started working with Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, a modern dance company founded in 1989. The idea that she would someday be working with “Misha” was so remote that she never allowed it to attain “dream status” in her life.
More than 60 apply for CEO post at Nash center
October 8, 2000
By Mike Belt More than 60 people have applied to be the next chief executive officer at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Deadline for receiving applications was last week. No names are being released at this time, but the applicants are from across the country, said Shirley Martin-Smith, a member of the Bert Nash Governing Board of Directors and chairwoman of the search committee.
Developers’ shortcut spawns differences
Planners to discuss ‘agreement to plat’ procedure Wednesday
October 8, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood For developers who know the trick, there’s a controversial procedural shortcut that can shave three months off the time of their projects: But they must know how to say “agreement to plat.” The procedure is not written in any city code. But when approved by the city commission, the agreements allow a developer to skip platting with a promise to do it within 120 days.
On the record
October 8, 2000
County gets look at home-business rules
October 8, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Finally, a month after discussion, the Douglas County commissioners will see the new home occupation rules for rural businesses. Commissioners on Monday will receive a draft of the proposed regulations and will set a date to take action on them. If approved, the new regulations would affect rural businesses, such as equipment-assembly and auto repair shops, that do not meet current zoning standards but have been allowed to operate illegally in agriculturally zoned areas.
Blue and purple paint town red on game day
October 8, 2000
By Mike Belt Michelle Patchen and her fiancDavid Wasson, sat at a table eating barbecue at Johnny’s Tavern in North Lawrence on Saturday afternoon. One wore blue. One wore purple. Throughout Lawrence it was the same as Kansas State University Wildcat fans streamed into town for the annual gridiron clash with Kansas University’s Jayhawks.
Agents target illegal drinking
Game day not all fun and games for some young people
October 8, 2000
By Tom Meagher Minutes after Alcoholic Beverage Control agents issued their first citation for underage drinking Saturday, the outside deck of The Crossing had cleared. After visiting two liquor stores and another bar earlier in the afternoon, agent Jim Spence caught a 19-year-old Kansas University drinking a beer at the popular off-campus bar. He took the minor to the unmarked van in the parking lot to issue a citation for minor in possession and unlawful use of a driver’s license.
Teens battle substance abuse
Social worker sees deep problem in Lawrence
October 8, 2000
By Mike Belt It all began with a few tokes off a marijuana cigarette. That was enough for one 16-year-old Lawrence girl. Though she later tried LSD and opium, marijuana became her drug of choice. “Many times I would smoke, and then I would smoke again,” said the girl, who asked to be identified only as Casey. “My hobby was marijuana.” Casey was 12 years old when she smoked marijuana for the first time, she said.
Playground honors murdered girl
October 8, 2000
They came from all over, to remember Pamela Butler not just with words, but with sweat and muscle and steel. And when they finished, they left behind a memorial befitting an active, popular 10-year-old girl.
Reno among women inducted into Hall
October 8, 2000
Sylvia Earle fell into love with the ocean at age 3 when a big wave knocked her off her feet on the New Jersey shore in 1939. Her childhood fascination with horseshoe crabs, starfish and tiny seaweed creatures deepened into an irresistible urge to submerge. Descending thousands of feet into the cold, dark abyss, she said, brought her face-to-face with the “sparkle, flash and glow” of a luminescent world that resembles “a galaxy of living stars.”
Indians block Columbus Day parade
October 8, 2000
Scores of American Indians sat in a downtown Denver street Saturday, blocking a parade by Italian Americans attempting to march in the city’s first Columbus Day parade in nine years.
Mideast violence Israel issues threat of war
Palestinians given 48-hour notice to end hostilities Palestinians given 48-hour notice to end hostilities
October 8, 2000
Prime Minister Ehud Barak issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Yasser Arafat on Saturday, saying that unless the Palestinian leader stops violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel will call off peace talks and let Israeli troops act with full force.
Wildcats already looking forward to OU
Kansas State saved some surprises for next week’s battle of unbeatens
October 8, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas State has won eight straight football games against Kansas, but who’s counting? “Whether it’s seven, eight or six or zero, it’s on to the next one now,” KSU coach Bill Snyder said Saturday after the Wildcats’ 52-13 rout of KU at Memorial Stadium.
Columbus welcomes Jackets
October 8, 2000
The banners dangling from the roof of Nationwide Arena herald corporate partners instead of Stanley Cup championships, but they’ll have to do for a while
Riley, McClain place first
LHS runners win class divisions at Shawnee Mission West
October 8, 2000
Lawrence High’s Justin Riley and Dylan McClain finished first in their class divisions in the Shawnee Mission West cross country invitational Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Texas outlasts Jayhawks
October 8, 2000
By Christina Woods Kansas University’s volleyball team couldn’t buck a recent trend against Texas. The Jayhawks suffered their third five-game loss in the past four matches when Texas upended KU, 7-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-17, 15-11, on Saturday night at the Horejsi Center.
Baker blanks William Jewell
October 8, 2000
Baker University limited William Jewell to 173 yards total offense en route to its first shutout of the season, a 17-0 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday in a Heart of America Conference football game at Greene Stadium.
Kenseth captures Bumber 300
October 8, 2000
Matt Kenseth won the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 on Saturday, but NASCAR later confiscated his engine because of a possible rules violation.
N. Ireland leader faces showdown
October 8, 2000
Nobel laureate David Trimble, who leads Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, clashed bitterly with hard-liners at a conference of his Ulster Unionist Party on Saturday and may soon face a challenge to his party leadership.
Poland confident about democracy
October 8, 2000
Poland, the first Eastern European nation to shed communism, slides comfortably into its third popular presidential election today after a predictable campaign reflecting the country’s growing confidence in its democracy.
Ball State snaps 21-game skid
October 8, 2000
Ball State ended its 21-game losing streak, beating Miami of Ohio 15-10 on Saturday behind Anthony Jones’ two touchdowns
Minnesota continues Penn State’s woes
October 8, 2000
Penn State tailback Eric McCoo thought the Nittany Lions had left their mess behind them with a tidy, inspired victory over Purdue last weekend. He was wrong.
Johanna Mae Kirkman
October 8, 2000
Judy Bornheim
October 8, 2000
Richard Boyd
October 8, 2000
Briefcase
October 8, 2000
Go ahead, complain it usually does the business a favor
October 8, 2000
Every now and then, the blizzard of press releases blowing across my desk brings something that really catches my attention, like a bright red snowflake 6 inches wide. This happened the other day with a document titled, “How to Complain Effectively.” Well, it’s about time. Finally, someone has zeroed in on an issue that really matters!
Bank fees on rise
Lawrence rates check in below U.S. average
October 8, 2000
By Mark Fagan Capitol Federal Savings’ ATMs were among the most popular in town a couple years ago, and Joe Oberzan knew it wasn’t only because of his bank’s offerings and locations. The fees simply couldn’t be beat. “We didn’t charge noncustomers at all for a long time,” said Oberzan, vice president and branch manager for Cap Fed at 1025 Iowa.
The Holocaust from a child’s point of view
Daniel’s Story’ exhibit to be at Science City through mid-March
October 8, 2000
“Remember the Children, Daniel’s Story,” an exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will open Oct. 20 at Science City in Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road.
Critters send gardeners scampering for solutions
Homeowners must decide whether it’s worth the effort to take action
October 8, 2000
Some friends recently offered me cucumbers, tomatoes and squash out of a garden where I know rabbits are regularly shot with a pellet gun. Not one to turn down free food, I nonetheless felt compelled to ask whether the produce I was about to accept was cruelty-free.
Advertising antiques sell themselves
October 8, 2000
Advertising signs of all ages are selling for high prices. The early handmade signs are popular with folk-art collectors. Late-19th- and 20th-century tin lithographed signs can sell for thousands of dollars if the graphics are appealing and the brand is known. Kings of the collectibles are cola and soda-pop advertising pieces, especially signs.
Halloween contest deadline nears
October 8, 2000
It’s time to ease up to the keyboard or dust off your writing pen. The Journal-World’s annual Halloween writing contest is in full swing.
Holgate stars as Quixote
Broadway musical opens Friday night at the Lied Center
October 8, 2000
Tony Award-winning actor Ron Holgate will appear as Don Quixote in the national tour of “Man of La Mancha,” which is coming Friday to the Lied Center. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Angel’ gets her wings
Play gives students chance to hone technical skills
October 8, 2000
Megan Schemmel’s role in University Theatre’s “Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches” has been an uplifting experience. At the end of the play, which is overwhelmed with a feeling of death and misery, hope appears in the form of a flying angel, played by Schemmel.
Black Heritage series honors Roy Wilkins
October 8, 2000
Roy Wilkins, former NAACP executive director and civil rights leader, will be honored in January on the latest stamp in the Black Heritage series issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Mother, five daughters die in fire
Wood stove apparently ignited blaze in Marion County
October 8, 2000
A mother and her five daughters were killed early Saturday when their farmhouse went up in flames. Six other members of the Amish family suffered only minor injuries when they jumped from the second floor to escape the fire.
Project of the week
Cradle helps parents get a good night’s sleep
October 8, 2000
Any mom or dad who’s walked the floor at 2 a.m. trying to soothe a fussy baby knows all the tricks a ticking clock, a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel, even a late-night ride in the car. Nothing, however, beats the gentle swaying of a rocking cradle for helping little ones calm down and fall asleep.
Fossil’ aviators take to the skies
Aerodrome society keeps love of old planes alive
October 8, 2000
There is a whir, a wheeze and a cough, followed by a belch of white smoke and, finally, a throaty, meaty rumble a roar as the big, old radial engine comes to life. It is a distinctive sound, one you’ve likely never heard before, unless you spent time around airports at least half a century ago.
KU makes most of dynamic duo
Smith, Hill team for 92.7 percent of pass offense in Sunflower State Showdown setback
October 8, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s football offense became one-dimensional after halftime Saturday, and though that dimension was pretty good, it wasn’t nearly enough.
Tourists like Ike’s home
Presidential center sees resurgence of interest
October 8, 2000
Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and the Army general who commanded Allied forces in Europe in World War II, was born in 1890 in Texas, where his father had found a job as a railroad hand.
Unfamiliar surroundings breed suspicion
October 8, 2000
By George Gurley Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World. Not long ago I visited Columbia, Mo., to interview William Least Heat-Moon, whose fine book, “River-Horse,” was about to come out.
Candidates unimpressive in debate
October 8, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. You have to say this for the first Bush-Gore face-off: They did go at it. It came across as a genuine debate, two candidates laying out very different visions of government, spewing details, contrasting themselves with one another starkly. Except for the identical-twin outfits, the charge that these two are indistinguishable didn’t stick at all.
Old Home Town - 25 and 40 years ago today
October 8, 2000
Sad insight
October 8, 2000
Gore loses points for style
October 8, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Vice President Gore dominated the first presidential debate, yet he didn’t win over enough undecided voters to solidify his lead in the race. Many of these voters are women. Wondering why they are holding back their commitment, Gore must have asked himself the morning after: What did I do wrong? Why aren’t more women voters flocking to my side?
Clinton urges cancer screening
October 8, 2000
President Clinton urged Americans on Saturday to overcome fear of embarrassment and make sure they are tested for the “silent killer,” colorectal cancer.
GOP derides Democratic programs
October 8, 2000
Republicans want Americans to make their own decisions about such programs as Social Security and Medicare while the Clinton-Gore administration pushes for more governmental control, Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Saturday.
New outbreak of violence rages across Israel
October 8, 2000
Israeli police commandos stormed a contested Jerusalem shrine Friday, ripping down a fluttering Palestinian flag, and nine Palestinians were killed in gunbattles with Israeli troops throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Prepare for long winter nap
October 8, 2000
With the arrival of cooler weather and much needed rain, it’s finally time to start helping our cool season lawns recover from the drought and excessive heat.
Mulch Mania
Here are some answers to your questions
October 8, 2000
If trees, shrubs and plants could vote on what covers their feet, it would be mulch every time.
K-State first-rate
Wildcats run streak to eight straight victories over Jayhawks
October 8, 2000
This is closing the gap? Just days after Kansas University football coach Terry Allen proclaimed the Jayhawks were, indeed, closing in on their in-state rivals, KU did little to make Allen’s case.
Top 25 Roundup
Purdue knocks off No. 6 Michigan
October 8, 2000
Purdue kicker Travis Dorsch had suffered long enough. On Saturday, Dorsch finally alleviated some of his angst by booting a 33-yard field goal with four seconds left, giving Purdue a 32-31 victory over No. 6 Michigan.
Cardinals close out Braves, gain revenge for ‘96 series
October 8, 2000
The St. Louis Cardinals hopped up and down on the mound at Turner Field. Then they carried the celebration to the clubhouse, where the music was turned up all the way and the champagne flowed like a downpour.
Allen must be bold
Status quo won’t cut it if Jayhawks are to close gap on Kansas State
October 8, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Underneath the west stands at Memorial Stadium, Terry Allen faced the media as he always does after Kansas University home football games.
New Yugoslav leader sworn in
Milosevic foe inaugurated
October 8, 2000
Vojislav Kostunica took the presidential oath of office Saturday night in a ceremony that marked a popular triumph over Yugoslavia’s authoritarian former President Slobodan Milosevic.
Utilities County may join electric rate fight
October 8, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Following the city of Lawrence’s lead, the Douglas County Commission on Monday will consider supporting Topeka Mayor Joan Wagnon’s electric rate battle. Last month, Wagnon asked Lawrence and other cities and counties in northeast Kansas for financial assistance to argue against a 16 percent increase in electric rates for residents and businesses served by KPL.
Lalime sparks Senators
Columbus falls in inaugural game
October 8, 2000
One of the biggest questions facing the Ottawa Senators this season is whether Patrick Lalime can carry the load as the team’s starting goalie.
Mets outlast Giants in 13 innings
Agbayani’s blast gives New York 3-2 victory, 2-1 series lead against San Francisco
October 8, 2000
Benny Agbayani knew it was gone the moment he connected. He flipped his bat, Barry Bonds watched the ball sail over the left-field wall, and the New York Mets had won another playoff game in their final at-bat.
A’s draw even with Yanks
Oakland explodes for 11-1 victory to force decisive fifth game
October 8, 2000
Olmedo Saenz quickly rocketed a three-run homer off Roger Clemens, and Barry Zito and Oakland’s bullpen made sure the lead held up.
U.S. war on drugs examined by PBS special Monday
October 8, 2000
After three decades, the war on drugs is largely a bust. That’s one finding of “Drug Wars,” an epic exploration into the United States government’s battle to stem the flow of illegal drugs. Examinations of the drug problem are usually framed from the perspective of the users or the cops who bust them on the street.
People, faces, & things
October 8, 2000
Faces and places
October 8, 2000
Horoscopes
October 8, 2000
Cost of long-term care no longer so taxing
October 8, 2000
Health care has gotten too complicated
October 8, 2000
By Dave Barry Humor columnist for the Miami Herald. Aside from God, who has been endorsed by both major political parties, the big issue in the presidential campaign is health care.
Miss Iowa won’t let her disability stop her
Born without a left hand, she masters baton twirling
October 8, 2000
The first woman with a visible disability to seek the Miss America crown wants judges to consider her disability only as an afterthought, if at all.
Tribal leader resigns
Rupnicki steps down from Potawatomi post
October 8, 2000
By Erwin Seba Potawatomi Reservation Facing certain removal from office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council Chairwoman Mamie Rupnicki resigned Saturday morning. Rupnicki announced her resignation about 9:45 a.m. during a meeting of the Tribal Council in the Bingo Hall here. About 250 tribal members were in the audience to watch the council consider Rupnicki’s removal.
Underclass’ faces degree of difficulty
Workers struggle to make ends meet
October 8, 2000
By Erwin Seba Trapped. That’s how Kansas University hourly workers describe themselves. They mop floors, repair buildings, wash dishes, make keys, type tests, answer student questions. Without them, faculty would not have time for research and teaching; students would have less time for study. Administrators would have to open their own mail.
Shootout fails to live up to billing
Texas searching for answers following 63-14 setback to Oklahoma at Cotton Bowl
October 8, 2000
The answers to the questions of profound significance that arrived in the drizzle of the Cotton Bowl on Saturday were “31 games” and “Who cares?”
America’s favorite gymnast grows up
Even while Cathy Rigby portrays Peter Pan, she knows time is flying
October 8, 2000
When Cathy Rigby took her granddaughter, Hailey, flying last year, they didn’t use an airplane. If nothing about that statement fazes you, you’re probably not old enough to remember the 4-foot-11 Rigby dancing across the balance beam and flipping her way through the uneven parallel bars in Mexico City and Munich, a small-boned, big-eyed blonde who won no medals at her two Olympics but nonetheless helped launch America’s love affair with gymnastics.
Seniors come to new terms
Web contest seeks word to replace ‘retirement’
October 8, 2000
Howard and Marika Stone don’t like to call themselves retired. Graduated, maybe. Or refined. The Stones Howard is 65, Marika is 58 founded the Web site 2young2retire.com last year after leaving their jobs in writing and business publishing for different chapters in their lives.
Search is over
October 8, 2000
Journal-World Editorial There is no reason to delay further on hiring a new superintendent for the Lawrence school district.
Briefly
October 8, 2000
World briefs
October 8, 2000
Patriots bracing for Indianapolis
October 8, 2000
The thing about the Indianapolis Colts that scares most opposing coaches is that they’re not only one of the NFL’s best teams, they’re also the youngest. In a league where age and the salary cap often doom teams as soon as they reach the pinnacle, the Colts, with their best players already signed to long-term deals, could be king of the mountain, or darn close to it, for a long time.
Langston pops HINU
Passing attack burns Fightin’ Indians
October 8, 2000
By Levi Chronister Haskell Indian Nations University dug itself into a big hole early and couldn’t put enough offense together to get out of it Saturday in a 31-14 loss to Langston (Okla.) University at Haskell Stadium.
National briefs
October 8, 2000
No. 1 FSU toppled by Miami
October 8, 2000
After 1,013 yards, 100 passes and 51 points, Florida State-Miami came down to Wide Right III. Amazing.
Racial unity rally will try again
Turnout disappoints leaders
October 8, 2000
Organizers of a Christian rally for racial unity plan to have more such events, despite a disappointing turnout for the first one. But first, they have to finish the odd jobs they’re taking on to pay off $33,000 in debt from the first rally.
Bush, Gore avoid pushing hot-button issues
October 8, 2000
Bush and Gore have offered permissive immigration policies. Both have urged that the Immigration and Naturalization Service accelerate procedures for evaluating immigration applications.
Lawrence briefs
October 8, 2000
Baxter, Hoss pace gymnasts
October 8, 2000
Lacy Baxter, a West Junior High ninth-grade gymnast competing for Free State High, finished second Saturday in the all-around portion of the Manhattan Invitational.
The Motley Fool
October 8, 2000
Name that company Rule of 72 Make way for decimals
In hindsight, best man wasn’t always elected
October 8, 2000
By Calder Pickett, professor emeritus of journalism at Kansas University As I’ve contemplated what’s going on in the presidential campaign and shuddered in thinking that “Dubya” just might make it to the White House, I got to remembering one of my favorite books, Irving Stone’s “They Also Ran.” It came out in the ‘40s, and it was about the men who ran for the presidency, lost, and never did reach the high office.
Up, up and away
Friendships take off as locals open homes to hot-air crowd
October 8, 2000
When Ray and Carol Bair wanted to try hot-air ballooning, they not only offered a helping hand to pilots flying in the world’s largest balloon fiesta, but they also opened their home to them.
Organist to appear at KU
Weir to perform, teach master class
October 8, 2000
Dame Guillian Weir, one of the world’s most famous concert organists, will visit Kansas University this week.
Birth raises difficult questions
October 8, 2000
By Ellen Goodman Columnist for The Boston Globe. Any way you look at it, Adam Nash had to pass a very high admissions test for birth. The boy was one of 15 embryonic contenders for his mother’s womb. He was chosen from the petri dish alternatives at eight cells old because he was a healthy “perfect match” for a desperately ill sister who needed a transplant of blood cells just to survive.
Schools struggle over how to protect gay students
October 8, 2000
Meg Sievers was tired of the teasing, the snickers, the whispered death threats. So she and other gay students in this suburb west of Chicago asked the school board to include “sexual orientation” in a policy that bars students from harassing other students.
Parents unfair to ask daughter to be her brother’s keeper
October 8, 2000
Angels’ still relevant
University Theatre stages Pulitzer-winning play
October 8, 2000
When Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches” was first performed a decade ago in Los Angeles it caused quite a stir. The play was controversial because its leading male characters are homosexuals and its action revolves around the AIDS epidemic. After all, it was the Reagan era then, and AIDS was considered by some conservatives, both religious and not, as a justified consequence of homosexual behavior.