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October 12, 2000
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October 12, 2000
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October 12, 2000
Mystery writer to sign books Variety show features short performances
F-16 fighter jet crashes in southeast Kansas
October 12, 2000
An F-16 Air National Guard fighter plane crashed about 2:30 p.m. Thursday five miles east of Atlanta, Kan.
Blast Rocks U.S. Navy Ship, 6 Die
October 12, 2000
In a sinister slip through Navy security, suicide bombers in a small boat tore a gaping hole in a U.S. warship Thursday at a refueling stop in a Yemeni harbor on the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. officials say. The blast killed six members of the crew, injured 35 and left 11 missing.
On the record
October 12, 2000
Residents voice disapproval of Oz park
October 12, 2000
By Amber Stuever Land near here that settlers traveled through on the Oregon Trail and where Americans assembled World War II ammunition should not be paved over for an amusement park, more than a dozen Johnson County residents said at a town meeting Thursday.
County defers septic waste issue
Lame ducks leave decision for newly elected commissioners
October 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig It looks like whoever is elected as county commissioners next month will inherit the county’s septic waste problem. For a lack of consensus, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday decided not to work with the city of Eudora, where a new septic waste storage tank and pump would have been built. Instead, they said the incoming commissioners will have the opportunity to pursue the Eudora option if they want.
NHL ROUNDUP
Messier’s return to New York a huge hit with Rangers’ fans
October 12, 2000
Mark Messier again made Madison Square Garden his playground. Messier made a triumphant return to New York and the Rangers the team he left as a free agent three years ago by scoring the winning goal in a 3-1 victory Wednesday night over Montreal.
L.A. County workers strike
October 12, 2000
About 42,000 Los Angeles County employees went on strike Wednesday at clinics, jails and other sites, crippling services used by millions of residents especially the poor, already hit hard by a nearly month-old transit strike.
Harvard Law School cuts class sizes
October 12, 2000
Complaints that classes are too big and grades too arbitrary have prompted Harvard Law School officials to make some costly changes. The school intends to spend $20 million next fall to shrink introductory classes from 140 to 78 students, and to create “colleges” within the school to give students more one-on-one attention.
State Brief
October 12, 2000
Antitrust settlement brings state $2.6 million
MU cited for reactor; no fines for violations
October 12, 2000
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the University of Missouri Research Reactor but did not fine it for safety violations. An Oct. 5 letter to reactor director Ed Deutsch cited the reactor for two violations of federal safety regulations. They were at the lowest level on the commission’s severity scale and no fines were issued.
Activist lobbies to name building after Bennett
October 12, 2000
A political activist is suggesting that the state name a new office building in honor of former Gov. Robert Bennett. The activist, Sonny Scroggins, of Topeka, has started lobbying state officials. The new building is near the Capitol, and construction is expected to be completed next year
Ocean experiments quells greenhouse gases
October 12, 2000
An experiment off the coast of Antarctica has lent support to the notion that scientists could stimulate algae to act like a giant sponge and sop up greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Hundreds mourn family’s loss
Funeral for Amish mother, children brings community together
October 12, 2000
More than 1,000 mourners came Wednesday to bury an Amish mother and her five children killed in a deadly weekend fire. Their four silver coffins were as stark and unadorned as the traditional, dark Amish garb worn by family and friends who filled the sanctuary. The bodies of the three youngest children were put together in one coffin.
Disability cases heard in high court
October 12, 2000
Supreme Court justices, hearing a case that could significantly diminish the reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act, seemed divided Wednesday over letting disabled people sue states under the federal civil rights law.
Witness: Jealous struggle began scissors attack
October 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis A late-September scissors attack and high-speed chase started with a jealous argument, witnesses said. Billy Wayne Carter II, 25, is accused in Douglas County District Court of using a small pair of scissors to cut 29-year-old Jason Streeter and, after the chase, two police officers.
Spelling bee tests wits, raises funds for schools
Contest to benefit Newspapers in Education
October 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis E-D-U-C-A-T-I-O-N. Tonight’s seventh annual Journal-World Corporate Spelling Bee isn’t just an opportunity for local companies to match their best and brightest. It’s also a chance for them to help Lawrence students by putting newspapers in the classroom.
World Briefs
October 12, 2000
Sierra Club backs Moore
Group’s president visits Lawrence to inform audience of support
October 12, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Kansas’ 3rd District congressional race has drawn the attention of the National Sierra Club, prompting a Wednesday visit by the group’s president to Lawrence and an information campaign. “For us, it’s one of the top 20 races in the country where we think the record is distinctly different,” said Robbie Cox, Sierra Club national president, during a stop at Prairie Park Nature Center.
Last of rescued S. Africa penguins released
October 12, 2000
After pausing briefly on a Cape Town beach, 15 newly released African penguins plunged into the chilly Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, their dives marking the end of the world’s largest penguin rescue operation.
County, city agree to make changes
No decisions made on development rules
October 12, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence and Douglas County officials sat down Wednesday long enough to agree changes are needed to some of the city’s development rules. How best to change remains undecided and may take months of discussions to sort out.
Lynne Stype
October 12, 2000
Gloria Timmer
October 12, 2000
Resident says ex-partner held her hostage
October 12, 2000
A 27-year-old woman told police an abusive ex-boyfriend held her against her will for three days in a Lawrence apartment. Lawrence Police Det. John Lewis said the woman, described as a “transient” in police records, already had a protection-from-abuse order against the man.
Fund-raiser to help brain cancer patient’s family meet needs
Knights of Columbus schedule benefit Friday
October 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Toni Brou takes her three young children to see their father, Marcel, at Midland Hospice in Topeka almost every day. She says her husband has good days and bad days but is slowly slipping away because of brain cancer. A benefit Friday will raise funds for his family.
Wheelchair accessibility behind legislative push
Bill would set aside state funds for some renovations
October 12, 2000
By Mike Belt Bob Mikesic used his own money to renovate his house so he could get around in his wheelchair. The 49-year-old Lawrence man hopes the Kansas Legislature will pass a bill that will pay for wheelchair accessibility renovations in some homes.
Allen: Odds stacked in MU’s favor
But Jayhawks optimistic about ending road woes Saturday at Columbia
October 12, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Oddsmakers have installed Missouri as a touchdown favorite in Saturday’s football Border War skirmish with Kansas University. But if KU coach Terry Allen were setting the line, he might have set it higher.
KU hopes to silence critics
Low expectations don’t bother rebuilding Jayhawks
October 12, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Lynn Pride and Suzi Raymant are gone from Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, and they took with them a ton of expectations. Not that 28th-year coach Marian Washington seems to mind.
Nasdaq hits year-low before bouncing back
October 12, 2000
The Nasdaq composite index flirted with its lowest close of the year Wednesday, saved only by afternoon bargain hunting in a market that again sank on fears of poor corporate earnings.
Local Briefs
October 12, 2000
Glass remains in first at National Hoss, Baxter lead city gymnasts Area schools to run league at Rim Rock
Motorola expects earnings drop
Mobile phone sales slow
October 12, 2000
Shares of Motorola Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the telecommunications equipment giant said slower-than-expected sales of mobile phones would hurt its semiconductor business and pull both fourth-quarter and full-year earnings below estimates.
KU recruits to visit Late Night
Prospective Jayhawks to be entertained at Allen Fieldhouse
October 12, 2000
By Gary Bedore Late Night With Roy Williams is all about singing, dancing, acting, lip-synching, dunking, scrimmaging and one other thing … recruiting. Four top men’s high school basketball players and three blue-chip women’s recruits will be in town for Friday’s festivities at Allen Fieldhouse.
Briefcase
October 12, 2000
Amazon, Sotheby’s to close joint site
October 12, 2000
Citing customer confusion, online retailer Amazon.com and auction house Sotheby’s are closing their joint Web site next month and directing customers to Sothebys.com.
Nothing more ‘real’ than a little dirt
Reality show background checks less than comprehensive
October 12, 2000
With reality TV booming, and producers hungry for contestants who are willing to endure boot camp, go to jail or be blasted into space, perhaps it is time to ask: How do they decide who is ready for prime time and who is not? Who weeds out the stalkers, addicts, lechers and frauds? Who’s doing background checks on these people?
Art collector leaves legacy
Major Asian art collection to go on auction block this weekend
October 12, 2000
By Tom Meagher When Mary Gray died in June 1999, she left a third of her vast Asian art collection to Kansas University’s Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The other 266 pieces will be auctioned this weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Lucent stock takes plunge
Telecommunications equipment maker continues decline
October 12, 2000
Lucent Technologies stock plummeted 30 percent Wednesday to a two-year low after the company warned for the third time this year that profits won’t meet steadily declining expectations. The warning from the beleaguered producer of telecommunications equipment crushed hopes for a speedy turnaround by the former Wall Street darling.
Fans out of control in America, too
Behavior of spectators at Georgia stadium reminiscent of soccer fans in Europe
October 12, 2000
Seats were ripped out. Alarm systems were vandalized. Wheelchair ramps collapsed under the weight of the riotous revelers. The hallowed hedges surrounding Georgia’s Sanford Stadium were destroyed.
UCLA’s Foster pleads guilty
Junior tailback says he never used marijuana
October 12, 2000
Leading UCLA rusher DeShaun Foster reportedly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge although he says he’s never smoked the drug and was a victim of circumstance.
Teens love to decorate their own rooms
October 12, 2000
Teens need their “own space” and, studies show, the chance to decorate that space in a style that suits them best.
Hitting the books
October 12, 2000
“Take Time to Read” is the theme of the Teen Read Week activities that will take place Sunday through Oct. 21 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Activities being offered are:
Rubber-band jewelry a bit of a stretch?
October 12, 2000
Into making a fashion statement? How about on your wrist with rubber-band bracelets? Entrepreneur Ave Green thinks rubber bands can be hip. She’s come up with Wordstretch, a line of printed, candy-colored rubber-band wristlets that sport such phrases as “Princess,” “I got voted off the island,” “Don’t harsh my mellow” and “What would Scooby Do?”
College Football - Top 25 Picks
October 12, 2000
Partisanship is hard to beat
October 12, 2000
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. A common thread in the inaugural speeches of both George Bush and Bill Clinton was a vow to end the bitter partisanship that had consumed the capital. And it is a pretty safe bet that the next president, be he George W. Bush or Al Gore, will make a similar pledge in January.
Interviewing for president
October 12, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. When you think about it, we conduct a fairly peculiar job interview for the presidency. I mean, does a campaign really provide answers to the questions you would ask if you alone were in charge of hiring Al Gore or George W. Bush for this position?
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
October 12, 2000
Diplomats put little dent in Mideast violence
October 12, 2000
Despite intensive diplomatic efforts, scattered rioting and crossfire Wednesday wracked Gaza and the West Bank and drove the death toll toward 100 in nearly two weeks of violence. The unrest seemed to dwindle to its lowest point since erupting Sept. 29, but at least three Palestinians were reported to have died from Israeli gunfire in separate incidents and both sides warned they expect further clashes.
Incident report critical of KU
Athlete’s assault allegation mishandled, investigator says
October 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis Slowly and inadequately. That’s how the Kansas University athletics department responded to a soccer player’s claims she was sexually assaulted by two football players, according to a report released Wednesday.
Kind of a drag
Rules changes put more wind in Talladega’s sails
October 12, 2000
This weekend’s Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway can best be described as a high-speed, high-stakes experiment. Mix one part mystery, one part anticipation and one part trepidation into a batch of new rules and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the chemistry at work as teams come to the 2.66-mile tri-oval.
Fisher hopes for strong finish in IRL finale
October 12, 2000
Sarah Fisher has come a long way since her first trip to Texas Motor Speedway. The 20-year-old driver, 25th last October in her Indy Racing League debut at the track in Fort Worth, is coming off a record-setting run two months ago at Kentucky Speedwa
Lazier can clinch IRL crown on Sunday
Thirteenth place will sack drivers title
October 12, 2000
Buddy Lazier doesn’t have to win the season finale to claim the Indy Racing League championship. A lucky 13 will do fine. Lazier needs only to finish 13th or better Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway to win his first Northern Light Cup and a $1 million bonus.
Baseball Briefs
October 12, 2000
Murray candidate to replace Johnson Fetters signs deal with Los Angeles Dodgers hire Wills Cordova to Bucs camp Baldwin to be examined Phillies interview Daulton, Boone Rogers has surgery on throwing arm
Oakland proves small-market teams can win
But can low-budget franchises such as A’s, Giants and White Sox sustain their success?
October 12, 2000
The smart guys won. That was the moral of the story when three teams in the lower half of the payroll standings reached the playoffs.
Damon to KC: Wait until next year
Royals outfielder taking wait-and-see approach
October 12, 2000
Ever the leadoff hitter, Royals outfielder Johnny Damon is taking a few pitches before agreeing to a contract extension with the club. Damon and his agent Scott Boras said Tuesday that they would wait to see what moves the Royals make in the off-season maybe even 2001 to improve the club before starting contract negotiations.
Mets shut down Cardinals in Game 1, New York 6, St. Louis 2
New York’s Hampton earns first postseason victory with seven solid innings against St. Louis
October 12, 2000
Mike Hampton and Mike Piazza put their playoff problems in the past. Pitching every bit like an October ace, Hampton won for the first time in the postseason, leading the Mets past the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, Wednesday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series.
Digimon’ is digi-dull
October 12, 2000
“Did you know there are actually two worlds? Our world and the digital world,” says one computer-jockeying kidnik to another in “Digimon: The Movie” echoing a theme that had more than a bit of success with another digi-movie, “The Matrix.”
Bush, Gore meet for round two
Candidates take criticism sitting down
October 12, 2000
Al Gore criticized Gov. George W. Bush’s record in Texas in debate Wednesday night, saying he blocked hate crimes legislation and presides over a state that ranks last in health insurance for families. “We care about our people in Texas,” Bush shot back, and said the state spends $4.7 billion a year on the uninsured alone.
Ignoring history
October 12, 2000
Potato debate is heating up
October 12, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Columnist for the Miami Herald. Greetings, gentle readers. This spud’s for you. Meaning, in other words, that your humble correspondent is about to revisit his latest controversy: a recent column about Rhode Island and “racist” potatoes.
Israeli facest greatest peril
October 12, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. Although weary from 52 years of nationhood without peace, realistic Israelis understand the causation behind this correlation: Today, Israel has the most accommodating diplomacy in its history, and is in the most perilous position in its history.
Punk still rules at the Bottleneck
Punk O Rama; Agnostic Front with All and Voodoo Glow Skulls - Oct. 5, The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
October 12, 2000
By Michael Newman Midway through Agnostic Front’s headlining Punk O Rama set Thursday night at The Bottleneck, the Huntz Hall of thrash, goofball guitarist Vinnie Stigma, raised his arms and exclaimed, “Welcome to the hardcore show!” And with little hesitation one could accept the idea that this was indeed the hardcore show.
Contender’ fights for political integrity
Former film critic crafts uneven thriller
October 12, 2000
By Jon Niccum Insider views of the machinations of the White House make for a popular topic these days. With “West Wing” establishing itself as TV’s best drama, and the real presidential race heating up, one would think the subject might be a tad overplayed. Yet entering the ring is “The Contender,” an enthralling political portrait that seems headed for multiple Oscars up until a pathetically ineffectual ending seeks to erode the fine work that preceded it.
City of Angels’ picks up a new star
Mystery’ returns for 21st season; ‘Friends’ for eighth
October 12, 2000
Fans of Kyle Secor and his turn as a moody, troubled detective on “Homicide” can catch him on “City of Angels” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14, L, V) as the moody, troubled plastic surgeon, Dr. Raleigh Stewart.
Ian Moore and more
Accomplished guitarist reveals his true colors
October 12, 2000
By Jon Niccum Ian Moore is a case study in reinvention. Eight years ago at the age of 24, Moore was heralded as the next young guitar god to hail from Austin, Tex. Following in the creative path built by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, fellow hometown hero Moore seemed to have many of the same musical tools but was wrapped in an even glossier package.
Large points margin allows Labonte to try aggressive race tactics
October 12, 2000
A little post-Charlotte week mop-up: The most remarkable statistic from a pretty remarkable UAW-GM 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Sunday was that although eventual winner Bobby Labonte led for only 37 laps, he led 12 different times.
Dressed to thrill
Students use homecoming as showcase for creativity
October 12, 2000
By Jim Baker Homecoming at some high schools around the country gives students another occasion to don tuxedoes or nice suits and gowns on an evening that’s becoming as formal and elaborate as prom in the spring.
California judge orders massive Ford recall
Ignition module alleged to cause vehicles to stall when engine is hot
October 12, 2000
A judge took the unprecedented step Wednesday of ordering the recall of as many as 1.7 million Ford cars and trucks sold in California, accusing the automaker of concealing a dangerous design flaw that can cause the vehicles to stall in traffic.
Kansans mourn Timmer’s death
Governors fondly recall budget director
October 12, 2000
By Erwin Seba The death Wednesday of Lawrence resident Gloria Timmer made strong men and women weep. When Gov. Bill Graves announced the death Wednesday morning of his “valued friend” and former state budget director, he fought back tears and paused for several minutes before continuing with a speech to the Silver Haired Legislature meeting in Topeka.
School day splits panel
Committee unable to agree on junior high scheduling
October 12, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Seventy community members Wednesday couldn’t agree which of two new junior high school course schedule formats should be recommended to the Lawrence school board. A majority of teachers, administrators and parents at the special meeting want to sack the existing “eight-period” day, which creates a hectic schedule for students at the district’s four junior highs.
Drug addiction storyline helps keep ‘ER’ off life support
October 12, 2000
Dr. John Carter hoists the young boy from his wheelchair into the air as the boy launches a paper airplane off the roof of Chicago’s County General Hospital. “Looks like your ride’s here,” Carter tells the kid as he gently places him back in his chair.
Familiar authors named book award nominees
October 12, 2000
A year after highlighting lesser-known writers, the National Book Awards has gone back to the big names. Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates and 92-year-old Jacques Barzun were among the nominees announced Wednesday.
Colombian anti-drug funding in doubt
Only small portion of promised aid has materialized, threatening program
October 12, 2000
The massive U.S.-backed anti-drug offensive in Colombia is hitting major funding roadblocks, with European countries refusing to ante up more than $2 billion, and the Colombians themselves unsure they have the means to put up another $4 billion.
Million Man March legacy grows
Fatherhood programs changing black communities
October 12, 2000
Five years ago, Rick Turner arose at 1 a.m., boarded a bus with his teen-age son and rode across northern Virginia to join hundreds of thousands of fellow black men at the Million Man March in Washington.
Milosevic loyalists grasp at fading power
October 12, 2000
From the chambers of the Serbian parliament to the board rooms of state-run factories across the country, loyalists to ousted president Slobodan Milosevic are fighting a rearguard action to salvage the last vestiges of their privilege and power, but their prospects of reversing the democratic revolution appear remote.
People, Faces & Things
October 12, 2000
KU’s Reves looking for long shot
Kansas senior guard wants to add three-pointer to arsenal
October 12, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Few shoot the short baseline jumper better than Brooke Reves. Fewer still run the floor for back-door layups better than Reves. Yet Reves, now a senior on Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, wants to expand her game, and that means shooting and hitting the three-point basket.
Calendar
October 12, 2000
Craftsmen highlight functional art
Designs in Wood’ displays handmade furniture
October 12, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near In a Wal-Mart world, three craftsmen who specialize in handmade furniture are proving you can go against the grain and be successful at it.
Dr. T and sympathy
Robert Altman’s latest unveils softer approach toward romance
October 12, 2000
By Loey Lockerby Robert Altman is one of the few directors who can make long, rambling movies that remain interesting all the way through. Somehow, he successfully juggles large casts and multiple storylines and still manages to get to a point by the end.
Seven Questions with Tina Weymouth
October 12, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Though many remember Tina Weymouth from her days as a bass-playing Talking Head, fans of hip-hop and dance music have probably heard her band Tom Tom Club more times than they know. Tom Tom’s “Genius of Love” and “Wordy Rappinghood,” both from the group’s 1982 debut, have been sampled almost as many times as the catalogs of George Clinton and James Brown.
A piece of cake
Chicago act finds diversions
October 12, 2000
By Geoff Harkness The Sea and Cake is an anomaly in today’s glitzy music business, where art typically takes a back seat to make way for bubble-gum pop and boy bands. Not so for this Chicago quartet, who’ve steadily built a dedicated following by doing things its own way.
The smartest kid on earth
Jimmy Corrigan’ redefines literary comic books
October 12, 2000
While our techno friends crow how e-books will revolutionize literature by melding text and sound and pictures, a better revolution is happening under our noses.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2000
Movies
October 12, 2000
More than statistics
October 12, 2000
Journal-World Editorial State figures that show privatized adoption and foster care is a success don’t add up for many children.
Bush, Gore tone down attacks
Policy differences remain, but debate style, tactics change
October 12, 2000
Decidedly different in format and tone, the second debate between Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush on Wednesday resembled two graduate students trying to pass their oral exams more than two men locked in a close, often bitter race for the presidency.
Chiefs’ Szott lost for season
Kansas City replaces kicker Stoyanovich with ex-Seahawk Peterson
October 12, 2000
Dave Szott’s outstanding NFL career may be over. The Kansas City Chiefs, in a busy day of roster moves Wednesday, put the former Pro Bowl left guard on injured reserve, meaning he is out for the year.
EU gives approval to AOL acquisition
Firms agree to cut ties with German company
October 12, 2000
America Online Inc.’s ambitious proposal to acquire media giant Time Warner Inc. cleared a major hurdle Wednesday when it won approval from European antitrust authorities, but the $129 billion deal still faces regulatory challenges in Washington.
Stepson’s advances toward daughter infuriate mother
October 12, 2000
Court voids broadcast rebuttal rules
October 12, 2000
A federal appeals court Wednesday threw out rules that require broadcasters to give candidates a chance to respond to personal attacks and political endorsements.
Derrick Thomas’ mother files lawsuit against GM
October 12, 2000
The mother of the late Kansas City Chief Derrick Thomas has sued General Motors Corp. over the traffic accident that resulted in his death. Edith Morgan’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court, also accuses ambulance workers and an area hospital for being negligent in his care. Morgan seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages from all defendants.
Missouri downs Jayhawks
October 12, 2000
The Kansas University volleyball team suffered its fifth straight loss Wednesday, falling 13-15, 15-11, 12-15, 8-15 at Missouri.
Daily Ticker
October 12, 2000
Rockets’ Olajuwon passes first test
October 12, 2000
Hakeem Olajuwon is breathing a little easier in more ways than one. Helped by a halftime dose of medicine for an asthma-like condition, the Houston Rockets standout passed his first test Tuesday night in the Rockets’ 93-92 exhibition loss to Dallas.
Building permits reach record
Work on city’s wastewater treatment plant draws several subcontractors
October 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan When it comes to the city government’s largest construction project in history, an Ohio contractor can’t do it all. Danis Environmental Industries, of Dayton, Ohio, landed a $38.95 million contract as general contractor for an expansion and renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. But Danis also has plans to have plenty of Lawrence-area subcontractors on the job.
OU, ‘Cats have something to prove
Winner of Big 12 showdown will be in position to decide its own fate
October 12, 2000
They are the highest scoring teams in the nation, run by two of the most exciting quarterbacks around, yet nobody knows whether Kansas State or Oklahoma are for real.
On 4th try, shuttle starts 100th mission
October 12, 2000
Space shuttle Discovery thundered into orbit Wednesday evening on NASA’s 100th shuttle flight, carrying seven astronauts on a crucial construction trip to the international space station.
Trench death spurs probe
OSHA investigators want to know why walls collapsed
October 12, 2000
Safety investigators are likely to scrutinize techniques used to dig a trench that collapsed and killed a plumbing company employee earlier this week.
U.S. professors share Nobel Prize in economics
October 12, 2000
The Nobel Prize in economics Wednesday went to two American professors who developed ways to analyze how people make everyday decisions such as where to live, when to get a job and how to travel.
National Briefs
October 12, 2000
Donald Brockett
October 12, 2000
Yanks rally past Mariners, New York 7, Seattle 1
October 12, 2000
Just when it seemed the Yankees’ latest dynasty was crumbling, New York’s dormant offense awoke in time to tie the AL championship series at a game apiece. Bernie Williams ended a record-tying, 21-inning scoreless streak with an RBI single that sparked a seven-run eighth inning, and New York rallied past the Seattle Mariners, 7-1, Wednesday.
Students dig in to conserve disappearing wetlands
October 12, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Deerfield School fifth-grader Shannon Dunkle learned Wednesday that half of the nation’s wetlands, an area the size of California, have been destroyed. Dunkle, joined by 90 classmates and parent volunteers, helped reclaim a small piece of that environmental heritage by harvesting plant and seed stock from the Baker Wetlands for development of the elementary school’s new wetland area.
Start practicing now
October 12, 2000
How can voter turnout be improved? Well, crooked politicians, here and in other countries, have been caught paying people to vote for them. But that’s cheating.
Low-profile Brack has already won CART first-year award
October 12, 2000
Call Kenny Brack the stealth rookie. Even though he has wrapped up the Jim Trueman award as CART’s top first-year driver, Brack is largely unnoticed.
Three of a kind
Atlanta band finds that overnight success takes years
October 12, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Some might call Marvelous 3 an overnight success story, but the group has actually been pounding out its particular band of alterna-pop for years. The members first collaborated in the popular club act Floyd’s Funk Revival, then streamlined their lineup to become Marvelous 3, releasing the 1997 indie debut “Math and Other Problems.” M3’s ascension to fame began in earnest with 1998’s major-label “Hey! Album,” containing the sugary sleeper “Freak of the Week,” which became a top-5 hit the following year.