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October 9, 2000
Don’t Bette on it Getting real
Internet offers hot information about wildfires, firefighting
October 9, 2000
This year’s Western wildfires had us scanning the Web for updates. We found much more. According to the National Fire Data Center www.usfa.fema.gov/nfdc each year, fire kills an average of 4,400 Americans, more than all other natural disasters combined.
What’s new
October 9, 2000
Beyond basic beig Two-way radios keep families together
Using technology with bite
Firm makes its mark providing orthodontics without the metal
October 9, 2000
The 100-year-old orthodontics industry is getting wired: A new company says its 3-D computer imaging system is the key to straightening teeth without uncomfortable metal braces.
Mermaid’ sequel puts viewers in familiar territory
October 9, 2000
Disney’s newest direct-to-video, “The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea” is fun, but it’s no match for the first “Little Mermaid” movie. Young fans of “The Little Mermaid” will enjoy the sequel, but adults will notice that the plot is very similar to the original.
On the money - Dealing with estate taxes
October 9, 2000
Eliminating estate taxes have become a hot topic in the 2000 election. But rather than waiting for politicians to make good on tax promises, you can act to see what options already exist for dealing with estate taxes.
Eight steps toward retiring as a millionaire
October 9, 2000
1. Spend less than you earn. Yes, it sounds obvious, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it. Keep a record of how much you spend in a month. Write down little expenses, such as morning coffee runs and afternoon sodas. Add it all up. If it comes to more than your after-tax earnings, you know you have a problem. Look for things you can eliminate, then add those together for a monthly savings goal.
Grace Klingel
October 9, 2000
Eugene Rohlmeier
October 9, 2000
Cyclists pumping up for 80-mile fall race
Octoginta 2000 slated to begin Saturday
October 9, 2000
By Tom Meagher Cycling enthusiasts from near and far rode north of Lawrence in preparation for this week’s Octoginta 2000.
Phelps pushes anti-gay message
October 9, 2000
A Kansas pastor brought his anti-gay crusade to Seattle for the second time in a month Saturday, again provoking an angry confrontation with hundreds of gay rights supporters.
Superintendent predicts end to desegregation case
October 9, 2000
After 14 months on the job, Kansas City School District Superintendent Benjamin Demps Jr. said he thinks the desegregation case filed against the district 23 years ago will be over by 2002.
Board to read policy manual
October 9, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The inconspicuous black book won’t make bestseller lists, but it’s valuable to consumers of public education in Lawrence.
Marjorie Payne
October 9, 2000
Police investigate gunshots
October 9, 2000
By Tom Meagher At 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning, residents of the 1500 block of Lindenwood Lane were wakened by gunfire.
LHS inducts alumni into Hall of Honor
October 9, 2000
By Tom Meagher More than 40 Chesty Lions returned to Lawrence High School on Sunday in tribute to fellow alumni and former classmates for the Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn.’s Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony.
U.S.-born rabbi among casualties
October 9, 2000
An American-born rabbi was found shot to death in a cave in the West Bank and U.S. Jewish leaders called on Pre
Study finds drop in gunshot wounds
October 9, 2000
The number of gunshot wounds from all types of crime fell almost 40 percent from 1993 through 1997, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
Carl A. Oakson
October 9, 2000
Nobel Prizes awarded this week
Prize in medicine is first this year; literature will have to wait
October 9, 2000
A person deemed to have made the most significant discovery in medicine will become a Nobel laureate today, kicking off a week of prize announcements culminating with the prestigious peace award.
Nation briefs
October 9, 2000
Gas prices fall nationwide Tire executive to have deposition
Yugoslavia checks economic balance
International help on the way for newly democratic country
October 9, 2000
The European Union meets today to start lifting sanctions against Yugoslavia, a move that economists in the suddenly democratic country call symbolically important, but not nearly enough.
De Niro, Stiller charm audiences in ‘Meet the Parents’
October 9, 2000
Movie-goers gave a fine reception for the betrothal comedy “Meet the Parents,” helping to lift Hollywood out of the box-office doldrums.
Titans’ Matthews injures right knee
Game streak in jeopardy for lineman
October 9, 2000
Bruce Matthews’ endurance streak is on the line. The Tennessee offensive lineman sprained a ligament in his right knee during the second quarter of the Titans’ 23-14 victory in Cincinnati on Sunday. He left the field and didn’t return only the second time in his 18-year career that he’s had to watch from the sideline because of an injury.
Singer becomes study in contrasts
Juliana Hatfield takes one step back, two steps forward
October 9, 2000
Juliana Hatfield wants her own island. One with a moat. A big moat.
Raiders dump 49ers in OT
Pittsburgh hands Jets first setback of season
October 9, 2000
Tim Brown let his catches speak for themselves. Without any of the grandstanding expected in the Battle of the Bay, Brown caught two touchdown passes, including a 31-yarder in overtime, as Oakland beat San Francisco 34-28 on Sunday.
After La Nicomes La Nada
October 9, 2000
Floods in Southern California? Blame it on El NiDrought from the Great Plains to the Southeast? Sounds like La NiNervous climate forecasters? Must be “La Nada.”
Jane Kramer
October 9, 2000
Precious moments
Son’s illness means family won’t take their time together for granted
October 9, 2000
By Joy Ludwig At 16 months, Trevor Leeker is a lot like other toddlers his age. His blue eyes seem to light up when someone talks to him, and he cries when he’s tired. But unlike other toddlers, he can’t crawl, talk or walk.
Arts center breaks new ground
Community leaders celebrate start of long-awaited building plan
October 9, 2000
By Tom Meagher After a decade of road blocks, changed plans and hope, staff and residents broke ground Sunday for the new Lawrence Arts Center building in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. Arts supporters celebrated the turning of the dirt with music, dance performances and arts and crafts. Director Ann Evans said she expects construction of the $7.35 million building to begin within a month.
Halstead’s Latimore to pick Arizona over Kansas
October 9, 2000
By Gary Bedore Dennis Latimore will make official today what has been apparent a long time: He’s headed to the University of Arizona on a men’s basketball scholarship. Latimore, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound junior from Halstead High, today will announce his college choice. Arizona Cat Tracks says Latimore has told Arizona sources he’s tabbed the Pac-10 school over Kansas, UCLA and Stanford.
Stevenson a hit at Utah Jazz camp
One-time Kansas University signee impresses coach Sloan, plus veterans Malone, Stockton
October 9, 2000
The Jazz’s Bryon Russell didn’t know much about 19-year-old rookie DeShawn Stevenson before training camp. He knows a bit more now. Russell got an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Stevenson’s athleticism when they were matched in a couple of one-on-one drills during camp, which ended with an intrasquad scrimmage Friday night at the Boise State University Pavilion.
Residents square off to wear sheriff’s star
October 9, 2000
By Joel Mathis Rick Trapp has the experience. Ron Wilson has the personality. Each wants to be Douglas County sheriff. The taciturn, soft-spoken Trapp, 53, has spent more than three decades in law enforcement as a deputy, an FBI agent and prosecutor. The folksier Wilson, 42, has had a shorter, narrower career: 11 years, all at the sheriff’s department.
Clinton set to broker peace
Clashes continue; president prepares for possible summit
October 9, 2000
President Clinton sought to rescue a peace process threatened by Israeli-Palestinian violence Sunday by turning up pressure on Middle East leaders and even proposing to go to the region himself for a summit as early as midweek.
Buffs blank KU in home finale
October 9, 2000
By Christina Woods, Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University’s women’s soccer team fell to Colorado, 1-0, Sunday in the Jayhawks’ home finale at SuperTarget Field. KU, which finishes the season with five road games, fell to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12. Colorado is 6-8 overall, 2-4 in the conference.
Big day for Big Apple baseball teams
Jones hurls one-hitter as Mets finish Giants
October 9, 2000
Bobby J. Jones made a name for himself and carved out a place in postseason lore. Known as much for being one of two Bobby Joneses on the Mets as for his own pitching, Jones threw the sixth complete game one-hitter in postseason history as the Mets eliminated the Giants with a 4-0 win in Game 4 of their NL division series Sunday.
KU smarting after big loss to Wildcats
Allen hopes extra practice makes difference at MU
October 9, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Dismayed at Kansas University’s football performance in the Sunflower Showdown again KU coach Terry Allen, a stickler for routine, changed the routine. Normally, the Jayhawks hold a light practice on Sunday, then take Monday off and begin preparing for their next opponent on Tuesday. Not this week.
Vote auction site hard to kill
October 9, 2000
Did you think that Voteauction.com, the seemingly parodic Web site created to aggregate and sell votes to the highest bidder, was dead and gone? Well, it’s not.
Media blitz becomes game plan
Bush, Gore both trying to score with undecided voters
October 9, 2000
Al Gore headed straight for the Steelers practice field, hurling a pair of spirals across the turf and landing on the front page of the local paper. It was a made-for-Pittsburgh moment a football-season photo op in a football-crazed town.
Europe claims Solheim Cup
Koch’s 10-footer on 17th hole halts U.S. hopes
October 9, 2000
Europe beat the United States in the Solheim Cup on Sunday. Led by the play of six Swedes, the Europeans prevailed 141/2-111/2 at Loch Lomond in the closest finish in the history of the Solheim Cup, the women’s version of the Ryder Cup. Carin Koch made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to secure the 131/2 points needed to win. The only other European victory came eight years ago. The U.S. leads the series 4-2.
The legal drug trade
October 9, 2000
By Froma Harrop, columnist and editorial writer for the Providence Jounral The U.S. Congress has come up with a novel idea for controlling American health costs: Let the Canadians do it. That is the basis for a remarkable bill that would allow pharmacies and wholesale distributors to import low-priced drugs from other countries and sell them here. The wonderfully absurd aspect of this plan is that most of the drugs making the round trip were developed in the United States with considerable taxpayer subsidy.
Originality counts
October 9, 2000
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
October 9, 2000
Former Cessna president dead at 86
October 9, 2000
Del Roskam, the former president of Cessna Aircraft who once said nothing could be as exciting as the aircraft business, died of heart failure Saturday. He was 86.
A good price
October 9, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Bids that come in below the estimates for a city project always are a pleasant surprise. In a bit of good news, construction bids for the new Lawrence Arts Center building came in significantly below the engineer’s estimates last week. The base bid of $5.53 million submitted by Altmar Inc. of Topeka was about 12 percent below the estimate of $6.325.
Cloning holds promise for rare, extinct animals
October 9, 2000
Meet Bessie, who could soon be the first cow to give birth to a cloned ox.
A tight spot
October 9, 2000
Financial problems at the Farmers Cooperative Assn. are one more blow to the local farm economy. Local farmers are pretty accustomed to gambling on the weather and dealing with the vagaries of the market, but last month’s bankruptcy filing by the Farmers Cooperative Assn. wasn’t something they were planning on.
HIV research plan angers animal activists
Cats would be injected with virus, then given doses of methamphetamine
October 9, 2000
A researcher’s plan to infect 120 cats with the feline version of HIV and then inject them with methamphetamine to study the effects has outraged animal rights activists and is raising questions about the need for the federally funded study.
Cardinals players earn day off after victory over Atlanta
October 9, 2000
After sweeping the Atlanta Braves out of the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals get a bit of a breather. The team has a workout scheduled today, but everyone had the day off Sunday to savor beating the Atlanta Braves in three straight games. On Wednesday night, St. Louis will start the NLCS at home against the wild card New York Mets, who beat San Francisco 4-0 Sunday to win their series 3-1.
Injury forces Moyer out of playoffs
Veteran Seattle pitcher suffers leg fracture during simulated game; Mariners adjust postseason roster
October 9, 2000
Jamie Moyer’s postseason ended before the 13-game winner could get in a game. Seattle’s left-hander has a hairline fracture in his left kneecap. He will miss the AL championship series and, if the Mariners make it, the World Series. Moyer was struck in the knee by a line drive off the bat of Chris Widger in a simulated game Saturday at Safeco Field. X-rays revealed the injury Sunday.
Oz’ author sought Indian holocaust
Baum penned ‘wonderful’ book, plus editorials advocating genocide
October 9, 2000
By Tim Carpenter L. Frank Baum’s fairy tale about a Kansas girl swept by a tornado to a magical world of munchkins and witches made both author and state synonymous with Oz. So deeply is “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” ingrained in American popular culture that a development company is poised to build an $861 million Wonderful World of Oz theme park and resort near DeSoto to capitalize on the tale’s popularity.
Presidential candidates’ views of Medicare program differ
October 9, 2000
You’ve read plenty about Texas Gov. George Bush’s and Vice President Al Gore’s dueling plans for adding prescription drugs to Medicare. What you’ve heard less about is the candidates’ views of Medicare itself, and how they’d want the program run in the years ahead.
Final answer: Start saving
Retiring as a millionaire means devising a plan and sticking to it
October 9, 2000
So you want to be a millionaire. First answer this question: What’s the best road to riches?
Briefly
October 9, 2000
Holiday means business as usual for many services Debate to examine city’s rental housing rules
Funding changes will affect health care
Patients should benefit, mental health centers say
October 9, 2000
By Mike Belt Next year Kansas will start phasing in a new method of financing Kansas mental health centers a change that is being touted by some mental health providers as a way to boost and improve services to patients.
Huskies top Oregon State
October 9, 2000
Freshman Rich Alexis and quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo scored on short runs in the final quarter as No. 13 Washington held off No. 23 Oregon State 33-30 on Saturday night.
Canucks strike Lightning
October 9, 2000
The Vancouver Canucks pulled out a stunning victory. Denis Pederson scored a short-handed goal with 24.9 seconds left as the Canucks scored three late goals to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 Sunday night.
LHS owns top record in district
Ottawa, Eudora among area contenders for postseason playoff berth
October 9, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Part II of the high school football season the one used to determine qualifiers for the state playoffs is set to begin later this week. At 3-3, Lawrence High has the best record among the four schools in Class 6A District 4. Topeka (2-4), Free State (1-5) and Leavenworth (0-6) are the other three teams in the district.
Weight loss has hidden risks
October 9, 2000
By Tony Kornheiser, columnist for Creators Syndicate Recently, I ran into a woman I hadn’t seen in a few months. I greeted her enthusiastically. She stepped back and looked me over, and said hesitatingly, “You’ve lost weight?”
Airlines launch Internet service
October 9, 2000
Hoping to soothe delayed passengers, several airlines want to install wireless Internet access in airport terminals that will allow travelers to work, surf the Web or even watch digital movies to pass the time.
Horoscopes
October 9, 2000
Pentium folks make toys
October 9, 2000
Computing behemoth Intel makes toys.
Talk isn’t cheap but software takes away sting
October 9, 2000
By Dave Toplikar I hate getting the phone bill especially after one of those Sundays where I’ve spent far too long on the phone with my relatives, catching up on the family news. “Did you know you talked to your parents for an hour?” my wife says, looking up from the bill. I gamely try to think of a good reason to duck out of the room.
Out with the old, in with the new
Internet turns antiquing on its head
October 9, 2000
John Crowder’s shop looks, sounds and smells like any of those he’s owned during three decades in the antiquing business incense burning, classical music playing, customers meandering. Yet something unseen is forcing a fundamental change at State Street Antiques and throughout the antiques industry: online auctions.
Kenneth D. Tibbits
October 9, 2000
Ex-Salvadorans face U.S. trial
October 9, 2000
Two decades after five soldiers were convicted of abducting, raping and killing three American nuns and a social worker in El Salvador, the missionaries’ families still want others to pay.
World briefs
October 9, 2000
President re-elected to second term Left-wingers take early election lead
Blackout strikes downtown Chicago
October 9, 2000
A fire at an electrical substation knocked out power to downtown for nearly six hours Sunday, tangling traffic, stranding shoppers and sports fans and raising new questions about the reliability of Commonwealth Edison.
Prosecutors want notes in Carruth case
October 9, 2000
Prosecutors want notes written by Rae Carruth’s slain girlfriend to be introduced into evidence during this month’s murder trial of the former Carolina Panthers player.
Local briefs
October 9, 2000
Get rid of system
October 9, 2000
Euro uncertain after Danish vote
October 9, 2000
By George Will, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group The Church of England, which is both pathetic and hilarious in its lust for “relevance,” has taken to praying for the European Union. Anglican services, reports Peter Hitchens in The Spectator, now involve worshipers in asking God to give “vision, understanding and integrity” to the leaders of European institutions.
Policy in Iraq guided by fear
October 9, 2000
By Jim Hoagland, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group Fear has been a constant companion and a poor counselor for President Clinton in confronting Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Like the raven of Poe, fear has perched in the Oval Office for nearly eight years cawing to Clinton: Don’t.
Both BU soccer teams roll
October 9, 2000
Baker men’s and women’s soccer teams each defeated their opponents Sunday in handy fashion.
On the record
October 9, 2000
New York bullpen saves Pettitte
October 9, 2000
Jeff Nelson put up. So did Mike Stanton and Mariano Rivera and that’s why the Yankees are still playing in the postseason. It was just over a month ago when New York owner George Steinbrenner, tired of his bullpen’s second-half struggles, told Nelson in particular and New York’s entire bullpen in general to “put up or shut up.”
8-year-old’s request for baby bottle has parents rattled
October 9, 2000
Some legal observers see LAPD criminal trial as cop-out
October 9, 2000
The first trial in the city’s largest police scandal may determine more than the fate of the four policemen charged with framing gang members for crimes they didn’t commit.
News briefs
October 9, 2000
Adviser to JFK, Johnson dies Fourth person implicated in kidnapping of infant
Lawrence briefs
October 9, 2000
Meeting will focus on Sunflower plant Center for Research receives training grant
Playoff frustrations continue for Bonds
San Francisco’s MVP candidate was 0-for-9 in NL Division Series loss to New York
October 9, 2000
Barry Bonds made the final out of the season Sunday for the San Francisco Giants, hitting a fly ball to center field to cap an 0-for-4 afternoon. Another playoff series is over, another chapter has been written in Bonds’ postseason history. And like the ones that came before it, this was not a volume that Bonds will cherish.
Fire victims mourned
Religion, community help family cope
October 9, 2000
Members of an Amish family that lost six of its own in a deadly house fire say their faith in God and support from their religious community are helping them cope.
Braves baffled by latest postseason failure
Atlanta could be vastly different team in 2001 depending on fate of 12 potential free agents
October 9, 2000
The baffled, dazed looks told the story. The Atlanta Braves are used to playing baseball at this time of year not making tee times and gassing up the fishing boat. “Losing the way we did is kind of numbing,” said outfielder Reggie Sanders, reflecting on a three-game sweep by the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening round. “We never thought we’d lose this early. I’m stunned.”
Marijuana issue splits Britain’s Conservative Party
October 9, 2000
Britain’s opposition Conservative Party has suddenly split between advocates of a tough new policy against marijuana and senior party figures who admit they smoked it in their youth.
Simon back to work after ‘Capeman’ disappointment
October 9, 2000
It wasn’t quite the end of the Earth, but it was awfully close.