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BU soccer falls
October 15, 2000
Palm Beach Atlantic defeated Baker University, 2-1, in men’s soccer here Saturday. Tim Cowles scored for Baker with an assist from Bryan Elkan.
FSHS volleyball 1-3 in Emporia tourney
October 15, 2000
Free State High’s volleyball team struggled in the Emporia Tournament on Saturday.
BU women fourth
October 15, 2000
Baker University’s women placed fourth and the men 10th at the Mid-State championships Saturday at BU’s course. Liesel Kirk placed second overall for BU’s women in 18:21.7. Scott Nelson was 18th for BU’s men in 26:50.1.
Head-on collision kills one
October 15, 2000
Angles and curves
The curtain rises on Murphy Hall’s state-of-the-art addition
October 15, 2000
Photos by Melissa Lacey
Trahan leads FSHS victory
October 15, 2000
Todd Trahan scored four goals as Free State High’s soccer team beat KC Turner, 5-2, on Saturday.
Rison returns to Kansas City
Oakland visits Arrowhead today
October 15, 2000
In this age of free agency, it’s not unusual for a player to come back and have a chance to prove a point to a team that gave up on him.
Arts
October 15, 2000
Seem-to-Be play staged in Ottawa Artist’s work wins prize
La Mancha’ delivers shining knight at the theater
October 15, 2000
By Jan Biles At one point in “Man of La Mancha,” Don Quixote is asked why he continues his senseless quest. His reply: “I hope to add some measure of grace to the world.” With that, the aging knight becomes a man of valor, and his madness seems more sane than the happenings around him. His impossible dream seems obtainable.
Byrum, Andrade deadlocked
Shootout’ expected at Las Vegas golf tournament
October 15, 2000
Billy Andrade has played enough golf in this gambling city to know one thing par won’t be a winner today. He also knows there’s enough birdies up for grabs to make his spot on top of the leaderboard very precarious.
Navy players pay tribute to USS Cole sailors
October 15, 2000
Navy’s football team wore black anchors on their helmets against Notre Dame on Saturday in memory of sailors who were killed aboard the USS Cole in the Arabian Peninsula.
Mistakes cost KSU
October 15, 2000
Kansas State may have lost its chance at playing for the national championship by failing in every aspect of the game against a reborn and eighth-ranked Oklahoma team.
Arts Briefs
October 15, 2000
Artists show works in country studios Performance to explore life of Annie Diggs Concert at public library will feature Celtic music Lawrence organists to perform in concert
Henry T’s shooter up for parole
1992 bar brawl ended with two dead in parking lot
October 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis The man who shot and killed two others outside a Lawrence bar in 1992 is up for parole. Stephen B. Perdue, now 29, was convicted in 1993 of voluntary and involuntary man-slaughter for the deaths, and was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
Texas turns back Buffs, 28-14
Top-ranked Cornhuskers cruise to 56-3 victory over Texas Tech
October 15, 2000
Texas running back Hodges Mitchell committed two turnovers that kept Colorado in the game. With 5:36 left, he made a play that took the Buffs out of it.
Rainfall heavy, damage light
October 15, 2000
By Tom Meagher A series of thunderstorms swept across northeast Kansas on Saturday, drenching Lawrence but causing little damage. At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the rain gauge at the Sunflower Cablevision office in downtown Lawrence had recorded 2.27 inches of rain for the day.
Beryl Hobbs
October 15, 2000
On the record
October 15, 2000
Area Briefs
October 15, 2000
Friendship Garden club to have flower sale Graves proclaims Radon Action Week U.S 59 coalition serves ‘just desserts’
Defense ‘rises to challenge’
Jayhawks allow just one TD on ‘D’
October 15, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Now everybody knows what Kansas University’s football defense is capable of when it’s not cursed with defending a short field.
Fire totals carpet outlet, smoke shop
October 15, 2000
By Mike Belt An early morning, two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a South Lawrence carpet store and cigarette shop is under investigation. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out in the GCO Carpet and Color Tile Outlet building, 3000 Iowa, said Jerry Karr, battalion chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Gala honors ex-senator
Kassebaum Baker gets health award
October 15, 2000
By Tom Meagher For its second annual Kansas University Medical Center gala, the hospital honored former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker for her contributions to Kansas health care. Nearly 700 people attended the black-tie affair at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Organizers hoped the dinner would raise more than $100,000 for research at the center.
Free State’s Wang fourth at state
October 15, 2000
By David Mitchell Emily Wang reached her preseason goal of placing in the top five at the Class 6A state tennis tournament, but Saturday was a frustrating day for the Free State High sophomore.
Lawrence cultivates parks
Effort to keep up with city expansion comes with $25 million price tag
October 15, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood It has been a busy six years for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. With the boost of a special sales tax passed in 1994, parks officials have been putting up new buildings such as the Prairie Park Nature Center, sprucing up old buildings such as the East Lawrence community building and buying up land for future parks at record pace.
Moore, Kline clash in debate
3rd District candidates differ on guns, Social Security
October 15, 2000
Sparks flew in the first public exchange of a closely watched campaign for Congress, with GOP challenger Phill Kline repeatedly accusing Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore of trying to frighten voters to the polls.
The frugal flier
October 15, 2000
Who’s doing what behind the wheel? Santa Fe forest reopens trails burned by fire
Briefcase
October 15, 2000
Jayhawk Siding gets new owners, windows Comic lands 2,000th paper
Farmer swings for big time
Chinese citizen hopes dates can take lead in ag race
October 15, 2000
By Mark Fagan A Chinese citizen is using his own farm system to make a play for the agricultural market in northeast Kansas, one dominated for decades by traditional powerhouses of wheat, corn, soybeans and milo.
Grand Ole Opry celebrates 75th birthday
October 15, 2000
The Grand Ole Opry turned 75 on Saturday with country music’s royalty Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn and Travis Tritt among them leading the party. “When they put me on the Grand Ole Opry, it was the greatest day of my life,” said Lynn, who became famous with her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
World Briefs
October 15, 2000
Oil workers settle strike Volunteer doctors killed in crash
Superfund cleanup law stalled
Senate leader keeps legislation on hold
October 15, 2000
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., who vowed to block changes in the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup law this year, is coming under growing pressure from his colleagues to get something done in the waning days of the congressional session.
Oil reserves tapped by top bidders
October 15, 2000
The Energy Department completed deals with nine companies Saturday for the release of 23 million barrels of oil from the government’s reserve, and the first crude began flowing to distributors.
Hijacking drama ends in Iraq
Saudi plane commandeered
October 15, 2000
Hijackers who commandeered a Saudi jetliner and took it to Baghdad were arrested late Saturday, Iraqi state television reported, ending a daylong ordeal for more than 100 people on board.
Motley Fool founders focus on future
Information company looks for profitability, survival in harsh business world
October 15, 2000
Tom and David Gardner are being serious. The funny hats are safely squirreled away, their humor turned down a couple notches. Instead, the founders of the personal-finance-information company Motley Fool discuss business models; their new chief executive, Pat Garner, sketches a graph on a napkin to explain how the company has refined what it does, emphasizing what is profitable, jettisoning what isn’t.
Sense for seniors
October 15, 2000
Tis the season for elk
Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park allows tourists a close look at antlered animals
October 15, 2000
As dusk falls, an eerie, high-pitched squeal pierces the stillness of the alpine meadow. It is the sound of love for the majestic bull elk, who beat their antlers on the ground, wallow in mud and occasionally clash horns in fierce battles to win the affections of cow elk.
Lucille Ball is honored with stamp
October 15, 2000
Lucille Ball, a stellar entertainer on radio, television and motion pictures, will receive recognition in 2001 as the seventh honoree on a commemorative stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.
Halloween writing contest deadline nears
October 15, 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.
Denver exhibit explores images of American West
October 15, 2000
A Kiowa poet once remarked that the American West “is a place that has to be seen to be believed, and it may have to be believed in order to be seen.”
Many clinics in Kansas won’t provide abortion pill
October 15, 2000
A Wichita clinic hailed it as “a milestone in the history of abortion in America.” But elsewhere across Kansas, women’s health clinics and doctors say they won’t dispense RU-486.
Arts note
October 15, 2000
Kansans win magazine awards
Scolnik searches for identity
October 15, 2000
New York painter Sandra Scolnik’s works at first glance may seem quite egocentric. After all, every human in her works has her face. But the painter’s works are about finding an identity and a sense of self.
Lawyer’s bookcase judged a winner
October 15, 2000
As common in law offices today as they were 100 years ago, traditional lawyer’s bookcases are designed for storing expensive law books. Commonly built from oak, the style is characterized by individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted by glass doors.
Flushed with pride
Artist prefers fixtures as canvas
October 15, 2000
Some artists create on canvas. Xenia Zampolli prefers the wet porcelain of just-molded toilets and sinks. These she embosses, embellishes, carves, signs and numbers; when they dry, she paints, glazes and fires them in a kiln for eight hours.
King’s latest is hardly the insightful guide one might hope for
October 15, 2000
Since when does one encounter a book on writing with a first printing of half a million copies? Since Stephen King decided to write one. Or tried to write one. “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” lacks originality, at least in the advice King offers, which is based on his success as a novelist and short-story writer dating back a bazillion copies and 26 years to “Carrie” in 1974.
UNC introduces new chancellor
James Moeser began career at KU, served as dean here
October 15, 2000
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the day it was founded by introducing James Moeser as its ninth chancellor. Moeser, 61, a former Kansas University dean, was sworn in Thursday by North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Henry F. Frye on University Day, an annual event in which North Carolina commemorates laying the cornerstone of Old East, the nation’s first state university building.
Social Security is vital campaign issue
October 15, 2000
By Janet Kidd Stewart, Chicago Tribune It’s one of the knottiest problems of our times, but Al Gore and George W. Bush insist they have the solution. Both presidential candidates are touting elaborate and markedly different plans for shoring up the retirement finances of Americans, even as Social Security threatens to break under the weight of the Baby Boom generation.
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
October 15, 2000
Banner bands
October 15, 2000
Legal issues
October 15, 2000
Polls show voters fed up with polls
October 15, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Jr., columnist for the Miami Herald And now, the news: According to a new New York Times-Time magazine-Times of London poll, Texas Gov. George W. Bush has pulled into a lead over Vice President Al Gore in the race for president. Forty-eight percent of likely voters favor Bush, compared with only 44 percent for Gore.
Polls are often misused
October 15, 2000
By Geneva Overholser, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group Polls and more polls: At the height of the political season, they jerk us one way, jerk us the other and sometimes seem about to pull the process under. But perhaps the problem lies less in the polls than in the reporting of them.
Short on teachers?
October 15, 2000
Journal-World Editorial While still maintaining high standards for teachers, maybe the state could be more flexible in its certification process. Kansas school districts may need to get creative to attract and keep good teachers. At its meeting this week, the Kansas State Board of Education looked at ways the state may respond to a shortage of teachers in public schools.
Kansas City pulls plug on Power & Light District
October 15, 2000
It’s lights out for the Kansas City Power and Light District. The city council voted 9-0 Thursday to end the five-year effort to revitalize the southern part of the downtown loop with a $628 million district that included offices, shops, restaurants, hotels, theaters, apartments and parking garages.
Plane wreckage finally removed
October 15, 2000
Workers have removed the burned fuselage of the Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet from a city street, where it had lain since Tuesday’s fatal crash. The fuselage was taken Friday to a Bombardier Aerospace warehouse at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.
Diocese addresses abuse problems
October 15, 2000
The Catholic Diocese of Wichita on Friday issued “a call to learn and to heal” as the investigation continues into allegations by four men who say they were abused by a priest.
Women’s issues at forefront of march
October 15, 2000
A seven-month global campaign to combat poverty and violence against women culminates today with a rally intended to raise awareness about family issues and encourage women to vote in the presidential election.
Homeless honored at memorial
October 15, 2000
By Mike Belt Mary Jo Harrell dabbed her eyes with a handkerchief and did little to hold back her anger as she remembered John Whitemouse Lowe. “I don’t know why the rich people don’t come out and see what this is like,” she said. “If I had the money, I’d build a house for them.”
Milosevic plotting behind the scenes
October 15, 2000
Ousted strongman Slobodan Milosevic is plotting a comeback despite losing control over much of his security forces and even parts of his own political movement, pro-democracy and foreign officials say.
Memorial gains official status
K.C. monument recognized as National WWI symbol
October 15, 2000
The Liberty Memorial has been recognized as an official National World War I symbol. The U.S. Senate approved a resolution that created the designation for the Kansas City monument, which also was recently placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Europeans promise aid to Yugoslavia
October 15, 2000
For Europeans, Yugoslavia has been the land of shattered ambitions and unpleasant surprises. On Saturday, leaders of the European Union attempted a fresh start by welcoming new President Vojislav Kostunica into the fold and promising a multimillion-dollar package of emergency aid.
Roots
October 15, 2000
Seeds for the future Urban greening
Briefly
October 15, 2000
KU ROTC straightens up Maple Grove Cemetery Revamped Lawrence Datebook makes its debut
Hustle’ key to season
Tape to set tone for 2000-2001 campaign?
October 15, 2000
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams showed Kansas’ basketball players a tape at dinner on Friday night. It was not a tape of the TV show “Survivor” which happened to be the theme of Late Night With Roy Williams.
Lightning crashes; Baker smashes Culver-Stockton
October 15, 2000
By Levi Chronister Bad weather was a blessing in disguise for Baker University in a 43-19 victory over Culver-Stockton on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Residents discover rare art treasures at sale
Asian art collection goes on auction block at Lawrence Arts Center
October 15, 2000
By Mike Belt Michael Bradley went shopping for bargains Saturday. He returned to his Lawrence home that afternoon a very happy customer. “My goodness,” he said. “I was very, very pleased with the prices.” Bradley didn’t go to the nearest discount store.
KU fans rewarded for Columbia trip
Jayhawks claim first Big 12 road victory during Allen era
October 15, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Hard telling, but I figure perhaps 1,500 to 2,000 Kansas University football fans were sitting high in the south corner of the east stands at Faurot Field. On Saturday afternoon, they considered themselves the luckiest people on the face of the earth. They watched Kansas win one on the road.
People, faces & things
October 15, 2000
National Briefs
October 15, 2000
Wen Ho Lee documents to be opened Nuclear lab workers face lie detector
Court-appointed therapist probably can’t be sued
Flying solo
October 15, 2000
Music boxes command attention, high prices
October 15, 2000
Recorded music today comes on tapes or CDs. A few years ago it was on plastic or wax records. In the 1880s the music often came from metal discs made with holes that could activate the right notes on a machine.
Commentary, er, humor
Back to the courtoom, Part II
October 15, 2000
The previous installment of this judicial saga touched on my nonselection for jury duty in Douglas County. My failure to recognize the gentleman sitting next to me probably did not cause my rejection, but it couldn’t have helped. “Poor old chap,” they must have said. “Maybe a bit dotty even before he retired. You know these professors.”
Bulbalicious
A tasty spring display begins in fal
October 15, 2000
By Carol Boncella Now is the time to get those spring flowering bulbs into the ground. When planted in late fall, they have time to develop a root system before the ground freezes. Then, months later, they use the food stored within them to produce vividly colored flowers we associate with spring.
Shuttle crew connects space station components
October 15, 2000
Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts successfully attached a new segment to the international space station on Saturday despite a short circuit that knocked out critical visual equipment.
South Korea: A tale of two Kims
October 15, 2000
A day of glory for President Kim Dae-jung and all of South Korea was a day of humiliation for Kim Young-sam, his predecessor and longtime rival. While the nation celebrated President Kim’s Nobel Peace Prize, the former president was sitting in his car for 14 hours as students blocked him from delivering a lecture.
Courting a younger audience
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra to play music about toys, animals
October 15, 2000
By Jan Biles The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, like many performing arts groups, is having to face a hard fact of life: It must recruit younger people to its audiences now if the orchestra is going to be viable in the future.
Gilbert fires away at MU Late Night
Indiana fans turn out to show their support for Hoosiers’ new coach
October 15, 2000
New year, same Clarence. Clarence Gilbert chose to sit out the halftime 3-point contest, but that didn’t stop the Missouri junior from taking all sorts of long-range and off-balance shots in the Tigers’ season-opening Midnight Madness scrimmage early Saturday morning.
Top 25 College Football Roundup
Mason’s Gophers upend Buckeyes
October 15, 2000
Minnesota ended 50 years of frustration. Ohio State’s may just be beginning. “It’s almost unbelievable,” Minnesota coach Glen Mason said after his Golden Gophers beat No. 6 Ohio State, 29-17, on Saturday. “After the game they said, ‘Coach you’re on top of the Big Ten.’ I don’t know if we can handle that. I mean, we are what we are.”
Missouri freshman QB takes ‘step backward’
Jayhawks hound Tigers’ Outlaw into four interceptions one returned for a touchdown by Bowers in KU’s 38-17 victory
October 15, 2000
Rare is the freshman who doesn’t play like a freshman, and Missouri quarterback Darius Outlaw definitely played like a freshman on Saturday.
There she is, Miss America
Miss Hawaii named winner of the 2001 crown
October 15, 2000
Miss Hawaii Angela Perez Baraquio, an elementary school gym teacher, was crowned Miss America 2001 on Saturday night. The 24-year-old said she plans to promote character education during her yearlong reign.
Center keeps seniors active
Cosmosphere helps older Americans stay fit, healthy
October 15, 2000
Strapped in and spread-eagle on a giant gyroscope called a three-axis trainer, Ann Schaefer looked like she’d rather be walking across hot coals. As the contraption slowly flipped and twisted her upside-down like ribs on a barbecue spit, she yelled out: “Wait! Stop!” But the gyroscope kept gyrating.
Readers: Ann cheated wife with advice that missed mark
October 15, 2000
Give bulbs a good start
October 15, 2000
By Bruce Chladny A sure sign of spring is the bright colors of flowering bulbs. However, the dazzling display begins long before the warm days of April and May. Late September through October is the best time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as crocus, tulips and daffodils.
Mideast Summit to include Clinton
Arafat and Barak agree to meet in Egypt
October 15, 2000
After a marathon diplomatic effort by world leaders, Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Saturday to meet face to face at a U.S.-sponsored emergency summit in Egypt designed to stop their worst violence in years.
Horoscopes
October 15, 2000
Peru State blanks Haskell
October 15, 2000
Tommy Aldana passed for 90 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Peru State’s football team shut out Haskell Indian Nations University 27-0.
Sooners sting Kansas State, 41-31
October 15, 2000
It’ll seem like old times. Thanks to Josh Heupel and a remarkable two-year turnaround under coach Bob Stoops, the Nebraska-Oklahoma game is once again front and center in the national championship picture.
Municipal bonds now more appealing as safety investment
October 15, 2000
Municipal bonds are for senior citizens and rich folks. At least, that’s what lots of investors have always thought, including me. It seemed odd, then, when I found myself writing a check the other day to buy shares in a muni bond fund.
The Motley Fool
October 15, 2000
Name that company On variable annuities
Advertising slogans bring back memories
October 15, 2000
Now that I’ve regaled you with some memories of both radio and television I thought it might be all right if I offered you, this time, some memories of the advertising slogans and lines we heard on radio and television in olden (and some recent) times.
Government funding extension signed
October 15, 2000
President Clinton signed a third short-term bill to keep the government running while budget negotiations continue in Congress. “Congress needs to finish its work and send me a budget,” the president said in a statement Saturday.
Beefy issues fall aside as pork barrel rolled out
October 15, 2000
As this year’s congressional session grinds toward a close, the once grand proposals to cut taxes, raise wages or improve health care are dead or bogged down. Instead, Congress is busy approving whopping amounts of new spending, dumping money into projects that, in many cases, are important only to special interests, small communities and narrow constituencies.
Dance company seeks quietude
Cloud Gate Theatre to perform at Lied
October 15, 2000
The leading modern dance company of Taiwan is coming to the Lied Center to perform a work that will take its audience through a cycle of spiritual searching, cleansing and renewal. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will present “Songs of the Wanderer” at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Woman who pulls teeth
Watkins Museum exhibit remembers world’s first female dentist
October 15, 2000
By Jan Biles When Lawrence resident Elizabeth Vance Roberts was gravely ill, her daughter, Clenece Hills, asked her what she wanted her obituary to say. Roberts replied, “Say I’m from Old West Lawrence.”
Bears shock Bruins in three overtimes
October 15, 2000
After California’s wild, three-overtime victory of No. 13 UCLA, quarterback Kyle Boller was lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates and mobbed by the fans who rushed the field.
FBI intelligence quota rises
Experts divided on merits of agency’s growth
October 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis One sure legacy of the Clinton era: A fivefold increase in Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence officers. Since 1992, the number of FBI intelligence officers, those tasked with investigating and evaluating national security and terrorist threats, has jumped from 224 to 1,025.
Lions, Firebirds snare seconds
LHS boys, FSHS girls runners-up at Sunflower League CC event
October 15, 2000
By Robert Sinclair The city of Lawrence ran away with runner-up performances Saturday. Both Lawrence High’s boys and Free State’s girls cruised to second place-finishes during the Sunflower League cross country meet at Johnson County CC.
News briefs
October 15, 2000
McDonald’s testing new concepts Chaplain announces he’s gay Probe continues into Oscar thefts Coal sludge covering mining town
Road projects will outlive human race
October 15, 2000
By Dave Barry, a humor columnist for the Miami Herald According to a recent newspaper article that I carefully clipped out and then lost but I remember the gist of, traffic gridlock in the United States is very bad. It’s getting to the point where many commuters arrive at work, use the bathroom, then immediately begin commuting home.
Pill’s fate uncertain
RU-486 won’t simplify decision, doctor says
October 15, 2000
By Dave Ranney Champions of RU-486 have long hoped the new abortion pill would let women end their pregnancies in the privacy of a doctor’s office, avoiding the protesters outside most abortion clinics.
Blast clues point to terrorism
October 15, 2000
With the wounded safe and the bodies of five of the 17 dead sailors back on American soil, dozens of investigators descended on this port city Saturday to determine whether it was terrorists who attacked the USS Cole as it sat in a Yemeni harbor.
Briefs
October 15, 2000
Gore seeks winning strategy for final weeks
October 15, 2000
The final chapter of Campaign 2000 will begin Tuesday night in St. Louis when Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Gore meet for their third debate, and the question hanging over the three remaining weeks is, can Gore bounce back?
Trends
October 15, 2000
On the run Getting romantic What, no Elmos? A call for help Deadline nears
Border brilliance, KANSAS 38, MISSOURI 17
Jayhawks show Missouri they’re capable of emotional win over archrival
October 15, 2000
Just moments after one of the biggest and certainly most emotional wins as Kansas University’s football coach, Terry Allen tried to gather the Jayhawks for a postgame singing of the Rock Chalk Chant.
Briefly
October 15, 2000
Blood sports Computer game Starting over Wiping out the disparity
Arts briefs
October 15, 2000
Antiques session’s on barber bottles Woodwind quintet to perform at museum Spencer Museum opens new exhibits
Comics relief
Novel pairs cousins’ superhero literary effort with Nazi backdrop
October 15, 2000
By Mark Luce In two lively novels and two tight collections of short stories, Michael Chabon has established himself as a writer of rare wit, eloquent prose and uncanny charm. The knocks against him, normally by older critics, suggested that Chabon lacked intellectual heft, and some unfairly lumped him with young turks such as the model-obsessed Jay McInerney and “enfant terrible” Bret Easton Ellis.