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TOP MOVIES
October 19, 2000
Dysfunctional driving
Edgy drama examines disturbing relationships
October 19, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near A new play staged by University Theatre takes a frank look at incest. Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize for its examination of a man’s sexual relationship with his niece. The playwright was determined to create three-dimensional characters and an unflinching portrayal of actions where both the perpetrator and victim become uneasily aligned in a mutual bond of silence and cover-ups.
Honor surprises teacher
Wagner named Legacy Award winner
October 19, 2000
By Tim Carpenter A West Junior High School math teacher was presented an outstanding educator award Wednesday during a surprise after-school ceremony. Kathy Wagner, a member of West’s faculty for 18 years, received the Legacy Award from Educom Credit Union and the Lawrence Education Assn., the union representing teachers in the Lawrence public school district.
Merlyn Koland
October 19, 2000
Local Briefs
October 19, 2000
West freshman football wins city championship BU men win in OT Kaws claim first victory
CU coping with injuries
October 19, 2000
Colorado offensive tackle Victor Rogers will miss Saturday’s game against Kansas because of a knee injury, coach Gary Barnett said Wednesday.
KU women tapped fifth in Big 12
October 19, 2000
Iowa State has been picked to win the Big 12 women’s basketball championship in a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches.
KU snaps skid, sweeps Sooners
Jayhawks prevail 15-8, 15-11, 15-5
October 19, 2000
By Christina Woods Sara Kidd’s first career start ended with Kansas University blanking Oklahoma, 15-8, 15-11, 15-5, Wednesday night at the Horejsi Athletic Center.
Tense calm holds over Mideast
October 19, 2000
There were some hopeful signs Wednesday that clashes in Israel and the Palestinian territories were easing, a day after the two sides reached an agreement. But sporadic violence continued, casting uncertainty over the pact.
NHL Briefs
October 19, 2000
Senators reward coach with contract extension Kings sign Stumpel to three-year contract Rangers’ Richter may return Sunday
NFL Briefs
October 19, 2000
Saints’ receiver Reed breaks his right leg Officials supervisor apologizes to 49ers Gifford’s No. 16 retired by Giants Carruth’s lawyers say Adams angered friend Ex-49er Nomellini dies
Louis Simpson
October 19, 2000
Company offers cash for community service
October 19, 2000
Local clubs and troops of six of the nation’s largest national youth organizations are invited to enter their best community service project as part of the “Colgate Youth for America” campaign.
Discover the creepy, crawly
October 19, 2000
Did you know that some millipedes excrete toxic ooze that can damage the skin or eyes of a human who comes in contact with it?
Turning up the turnout
October 19, 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.
Baseball Briefs
October 19, 2000
Microwave delays Mariners’ trip home Hamilton County to sell bonds for Reds’ ballpark Brenly optimistic after interview with Arizona
All the right moves
Cashman’s midseason transactions helped Yankees turn season around
October 19, 2000
They are the Magnificent Seven, called in to rescue the New York Yankees, a modern-day cavalry charging to protect the precious World Series trophy.
Mets like Yanks except for Clemens
But Piazza more worried about winning than getting revenge against Rocket
October 19, 2000
The Mets and Yankees don’t harbor the same animosity that existed between New York’s baseball teams the last time there was a Subway Series.
Are extraterrestrials easily offended?
If so, let’s hope the first thing they see isn’t next week’s New York, New York World Series
October 19, 2000
Here’s the only problem I have with a New York, New York, World Series. What if there really is extraterrestrial life and next week just happens to be the first time someone stops by to catch our act.
Tyson, Golota ready to clash
Former champ: ‘This is perhaps my last fight’
October 19, 2000
At the gym where Joe Louis once trained, Mike Tyson held his final workout Wednesday for his fight against Andrew Golota.
Finding their way
Teens find support to cope with alcoholic relatives
October 19, 2000
By Jim Baker Ashley remembers what it was like growing up with an alcoholic parent. “It takes you down emotionally. I was a very timid person. If I was in a big group, I was really shy. I was afraid if I opened up to them, they would find out I have an alcoholic parent, and they would not want to be friends with me.”
Allen cracks down on Jayhawks’ sideline
To keep players focused on field, coach cutting down on unnecessary hangers-on
October 19, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Last week Kansas University’s football team circled the wagons. This week the Jayhawks are driving off the cattle. In the interest of toughness and team unity, KU coach Terry Allen instituted physical game-week practices, trimmed the travel roster and overhauled the travel itinerary leading up to last Saturday’s 38-17 rout of Missouri.
U.S., Yemeni investigators track suspects in ship bombing
October 19, 2000
Crew members of the USS Cole worked to restore their damaged warship and searched for the bodies of those still missing Wednesday, even as Americans back home paid tribute at a memorial service to 17 sailors who died in the explosion.
Coaches tap KU as Big 12 favorite
Sophomores Collison, Gooden named to preseason all-league team
October 19, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas is the team to beat in the Big 12 Conference. So say the league men’s basketball coaches, who made KU the unanimous pick to win the 2000-01 conference crown. The Jayhawks received all 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll released Wednesday. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams.
Big Apple braces for battle
But does anyone else care about first Subway Series since 1956?
October 19, 2000
As if the Big Apple needed anything else to brag about. Now it’s got the Subway Series, baby! Don’t like the Yankees or Mets? Fuhgeddaboudit.
Lawrence Briefs
October 19, 2000
KU students to receive $500 Ex.C.E.L. Awards KU researcher elected as president of group Hospital to sponsor cancer benefit dance Instructor accused of sexual battery Singer to give concert for families at library Groups sponsor aviation leadership award dinner Fort to have appreciation day
Defense up next in trial of child abuse, murder
October 19, 2000
Medical experts testified Tuesday that two young brothers died of severe child abuse, even calling it “torture.” Lawyers for their mother, Mary Bass, told jurors she was insane, and sometimes taken over by a personality named “Sharon.” After the medical experts’ testimony, the prosecution rested its case in the double-murder trial.
Ruling deals blow to suspect in murder case
25-year-old’s statements to police ruled admissible at trial
October 19, 2000
A federal magistrate late Tuesday recommended that statements Keith D. Nelson allegedly made to authorities after his arrest be admitted at trial. Attorneys representing Nelson are trying to keep those statements from being offered as evidence at his trial on murder charges. Nelson, 25, faces capital kidnapping and sexual abuse charges in federal court in the death last year of 10-year-old Pamela Butler.
6 sentenced in prison heroin ring
October 19, 2000
Five inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth and a woman from Oklahoma City were sentenced Tuesday on charges of attempting to bring heroin into the prison.
Officials to address other sites for parole center
October 19, 2000
Complaints about the state’s plans for a new center where prison parolees would stay has prompted Corrections Department officials to look for other possible Wichita locations, while not ruling out the site identified earlier.
KU professor picks up honors from NASA
October 19, 2000
By Erwin Seba NASA gave its Special Service Award to a Kansas University professor Wednesday in a ceremony at the space agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.. Glenn Prescott, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, earned the award by helping set up the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Advanced Information System Technology program, NASA officials said.
LMH taps board member for staff oncologist post
October 19, 2000
By Mike Belt Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been looking for a full-time staff oncologist, and it appears to have found one from among its own board of trustees. Dr. Matt Stein, a specialist in oncology and internal medicine, was tentatively approved for the position Wednesday by the board. Full approval will wait until the board receives more detailed financial information concerning the hospital’s plan to develop a full-service oncology unit.
Regents to consider budget plan
Proposal would separate universities from annual legislative process
October 19, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Kansas Board of Regents today is scheduled to discuss separating the state’s six public universities from the legislative budgeting process. A favorite idea of Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, the plan would, among other things, give the universities far more control over tuition rates and tuition waivers than currently is available to them.
Hospital keeps mental health unit
Lawrence Memorial decides to add geriatric service to troubled department rather than shut it down
October 19, 2000
By Mike Belt The mental health unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital will remain open after all, and it will be combined with a new geriatric psychiatric service. The LMH Board of Trustees made the decision in a unanimous vote during its Wednesday meeting. “This proposal will not change anything concerning our adult psychiatric services,” said Gene Meyer, LMH chief executive.
Stocks fall on earnings, inflation fears
October 19, 2000
Stocks dropped sharply in volatile trading Wednesday, slicing more than 400 points off the Dow Jones industrials before bargain hunters moved in and helped the market recover most of its losses.
Energy costs send inflation higher
Retailers increase prices of fall clothing
October 19, 2000
Consumer inflation rose 0.5 percent in September, the biggest increase since June, as energy costs sharply rebounded and retailers boosted prices of their fall clothing lines by the largest amount in a decade, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Armed suspect robs bank
Lawrence investigators seek public’s help in solving case
October 19, 2000
By Joel Mathis Investigators are asking the public’s help to find a woman they say robbed a Lawrence bank Wednesday morning. Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said, the woman entered Firstar Bank, 2701 Iowa St., pulled a handgun and demanded cash. After getting an unspecified amount of money, she left the bank and ran south on Iowa.
Dance City builds on market
Company joins Dance Gallery, Lawrence Arts Center in upgrading buildings
October 19, 2000
By Mark Fagan A mother-and-daughter team is spending $1 million for more room to dance, cheer and celebrate. Dance City Performing Arts Academy, established nearly four years ago at 23rd and Louisiana streets, is building a larger home in southwest Lawrence. It expects to move in soon after Jan. 1.
U.S. murder rate still high
October 19, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate We are going to inundate with figures today. We are doing so because statistics especially crime statistics best illustrate a primary societal difference between the United States and the rest of the industrialized world.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
October 19, 2000
3rd time is charm for Gore, Bush
October 19, 2000
By Sandy Grady Washington columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. All they needed was a little practice. After two false starts, Al Gore and George Bush finally got this debate thing right.
Ag bill includes food sales to Cuba
October 19, 2000
The Senate gave final congressional approval Wednesday to a bill modestly easing the trade embargo on Cuba and providing $3.6 billion in disaster assistance and other election-year aid to farmers.
Philadelphia inmates sue about medical experiments
October 19, 2000
Allen Hornblum’s first job out of graduate school in 1971 was teaching literacy at Philadelphia’s Holmesburg Prison.
CIA officers may have tried to stall security probe
October 19, 2000
The Pentagon’s chief investigator is looking into whether senior defense officials, including former deputy secretary John Hamre, interfered with an effort last year to strip ex-CIA Director John Deutch of his access to military secrets.
Invoking Lincoln, Cuba protests U.S. legislation
October 19, 2000
Waving huge placards with portraits of Abraham Lincoln, hundreds of thousands of Cubans marched Wednesday in hopes of convincing Americans that U.S. legislation will make it harder for them to visit the island.
Poor placement
October 19, 2000
U.S. businessman facing spy trial in Russia
October 19, 2000
Opening the espionage trial against U.S. businessman Edmond Pope, a Moscow judge agreed Wednesday to an independent medical examination to determine whether the American is healthy enough to remain in prison.
Schumacher has made last F1 circuit stop moot
October 19, 2000
For a race only one year old, the Malaysian Grand Prix already has a lot of history.
Junior slated for night work during 24 hours of Daytona
October 19, 2000
Dale Earnhardt doesn’t plan to work the nightshift when he teams with son Dale Jr. and road racer Andy Pilgrim next year in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Female artists issue ‘Curves’
October 19, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Female musicians have always been a major part of music life in Lawrence, but now they are finally getting their due on disc. A recently-released CD, “Curves,” serves to celebrate the unique contribution that women are making within the Lawrence music scene. “Curves” features a veritable who’s-who of local female musicians: Stephanie Hewett, Celia, Sheri Martin, Melineh Kurdian, Jen Brabac, Megan Hurt, Pamela Brunner, Maria Anthony, Kim Forehand, Ardys Ramberg, Tawni Freeland, Meg Hooper, The Talia Morales Trio and Sirens (a “supergroup” of sorts featuring Hewett, Kurdian, Celia, Brabac and Hurt)
The people’s singer
Burning Spear continues to build his legend
October 19, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Reggae fans around the world may not be familiar with the name Winston Rodney, but nearly all know his stage moniker, Burning Spear. “Each time I go out there, people try to let themselves be present,” the legendary Jamaican musician explains during a recent interview. “A lot of people been listening to Burning Spear before seeing Burning Spear live in concert. So each time it really encourage I to go back out there and do it again for the people. I know a time will come when I’m not gonna be out there doing it for the people. People play a big part in my going out.”
Galactic is earth-bound
New Orleans act offers more than just jams
October 19, 2000
By Geoff Harkness “This place definitely isn’t hectic,” says Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio, phoning from his New Orleans home. With a just-released album, tour dates lined up through next year and an increasing reputation as a band to watch, hectic is exactly what Galactic may be in for.
The Wright angle
Comedian proves the somber approach is often the funniest
October 19, 2000
By Jon Niccum Performers inevitably discover that fame has different drawbacks. With some it is the lack of privacy, and others it is the strain the lifestyle puts on relationships. For comedian Steven Wright there is one cardinal disadvantage. “The traveling,” he says. “The moving around so much has eroded part of my mind. It’s to where all I do now is doodle and draw rifles.
City bats around landmark park idea
October 19, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Lawrence needs a signature park, according to a consultant hired to put together a parks and recreation master plan for the city. “When friends come to town, you take them to the signature park. That tells you who you are,” consultant Leon Younger said. “It creates a sense of community pride.” South Park now fits such a bill “That’s what people think of when they think of Lawrence” said Fred DeVictor, director of Parks and Recreation.
Social Security checks get boost
Cost-of-living increase will add 3.5 percent
October 19, 2000
The 45.2 million Americans getting Social Security checks will see them grow by 3.5 percent next year, the biggest cost-of-living increase in almost a decade. That’s because inflation has picked up speed, almost entirely a reflection of surging energy prices. The benefit increase for retirees will average $29 a month.
Ship’s dead honored
Thousands gather to remember 17 killed in blast
October 19, 2000
The sky hung low and damp over Pier 12 at Norfolk Naval Station, nothing but gray, except for a bugle, playing taps, and a set of fresh wreaths against the harbor. Wednesday, the country said goodbye to the 17 sailors whose lives were lost in a terrorist attack against the USS Cole last week in the faraway port in Yemen. A mournful gaze was cast by some 5,000.
The devil is in the details
Remake of ‘Bedazzled’ is sinfully predictable
October 19, 2000
By Loey Lockerby The 1967 comedy “Bedazzled” was a showcase for Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, who were then emerging as two of Britain’s most popular comedy exports. A very ‘60s satire on the Faust legend, it has become something of a cult classic in the 33 years since its initial release. So why remake it? Updating the story is not an inherently bad idea, but doing so would require a lot more thought than was evidently put into this latest version
Wright memorial
Lawrence jazz lover honored with tribute
October 19, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near A beloved area jazz enthusiast is being memorialized with a musical tribute that will feature the style he loved. Dick Wright died of cancer last year, and almost immediately, friends and family started working toward a concert that would acknowledge Wright’s accomplishments, while also helping student musicians.
LHS wins Sunflower League volleyball
Lions awarded championship after Olathe East is forced to forfeit
October 19, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Six weeks after opening the volleyball season with a loss to Olathe East, Lawrence High was notified Wednesday that O-East forfeited that match because of an ineligible player, resulting in a Sunflower League championship for the Lions.
National Briefs
October 19, 2000
Judge allows abortion repayment Teen athletes plead to hazing Astronauts test new jetpacks Father tossed infant out window Video game crackdown postponed
Mrs. Clinton lied about role in firings, report claims
October 19, 2000
Despite her denials, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton played a significant role in the 1993 White House travel office firings but she may not have knowingly perjured herself, the Whitewater independent counsel concluded in a report released Wednesday.
NFL Picks
Tampa Bay skid must stop, Chiefs have good chance to hand Rams first loss of season
October 19, 2000
It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Tampa Bay and its new “impact” player, Keyshawn Johnson. The 3-0 start was fine, but not the 0-3 segment that followed.
Horoscopes
October 19, 2000
On the record
October 19, 2000
News Briefs
October 19, 2000
Singer-actress Julie London dies Senator’s aide files sex claim Test-tube transplant working Buses back after transit strike Drought damage tops $1 billion
Briefly
October 19, 2000
Take Back the Night rally will be Oct. 26 Border salute Capitol’s flags at half-staff KU law school event in D.C. scheduled at Supreme Court American Eagle Outfitters clears hurdle in Ottawa
City is online for success
Forbes publisher says college towns key to New Economy
October 19, 2000
By Mark Fagan The Kaw Valley could become the next generation of Silicon Valley, as emerging technology companies search for homes flush with intellectual capital. Take it from someone who knows.
Long-delayed Amtrak train debuts
High-speed service set for D.C.-Boston
October 19, 2000
Amtrak’s much-delayed high-speed train will begin regular service with a Washington-Boston round trip Dec. 11, and one to two new runs will be added each month after that, Amtrak officials announced Wednesday.
Postal Service advises early mailings
October 19, 2000
The Christmas and New Year holidays may seem far away, but folks sending packages to distant countries need to get things moving.
Presidential campaign enters final stretch
October 19, 2000
The debating done, Al Gore hitched his election hopes to the volatile economy Wednesday and rival George W. Bush plunged into Democratic terrain for the final 20 days of their nip-and-tuck presidential campaign.
World Briefs
October 19, 2000
France: U.S. diplomat honored for saving Nazi victims Germany: Neo-Nazi skinheads sentenced for vandalism Philippines: Impeachment charges filed against president Russia: Chechen leaders declare political truce
Movie lists
October 19, 2000
Earnhardt past prime, but still thrills
October 19, 2000
With every pass, block or get-out-of-his-way bump, The Intimidator showed he still has it. The 140,000 fans packed into Talladega Superspeedway were riveted by each move, responding with a cheer, groan or knowing nod to a neighbor.
Painting beyond borders
Lawrence artist finds scenic motivation
October 19, 2000
By Jan Biles An artist never knows where his or her inspiration will come from. For Lawrence artist Bob Proctor, it was putting an old painting in his backyard.
Gaining ‘Forward’ momentum
Optimistic film attempts Capra-like sentiment
October 19, 2000
By Dan Lybarger Grounded on a premise that’s almost too simple, “Pay It Forward” seems to succeed in spite of itself. Working from Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novel, screenwriter Leslie Dixon and director Mimi Leder (“Deep Impact”) exceed their quota of implausibilities, clichand extraneous details. In many ways, the movie looks a lot like something Frank Capra would have made (“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Meet John Doe”). Capra’s films had their share of corn, but Leder, like her predecessor, pleads for decency and sentiment in a manner that is credible enough to be engaging.
Broken Hearts’ is like a broken record
October 19, 2000
It’s been more than three decades since Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band” arrived on stage and film, blasting away homosexual stereotypes by demonstrating that all gay men are not alike.
98 Degrees keeps getting hotter
Group performs in concert then makes house call on ‘Just Shoot Me’
October 19, 2000
Road to Rose Bowl goes through Oregon
Seventh-ranked Ducks to play host to No. 21 Arizona on Saturday for sole possession of Pac-10 lead
October 19, 2000
Those Arizona Wildcats sure are tough to figure. They opened the 1999 season ranked No. 4 after a 12-1 campaign, then lost to Penn State in the Kickoff Classic and struggled to finish 6-6.
KU’s Kinsey undergoes leg surgery
Freshman two-sport standout expected to miss 2-4 weeks of basketball
October 19, 2000
By Gary Bedore Kansas University football/basketball player Mario Kinsey will put his hoop dreams on hold a couple weeks. Kinsey, a 6-foot-2 frosh scholarship quarterback/receiver who joined the basketball team for the opening of workouts at Late Night With Roy Williams, had surgery on his lower right leg Tuesday night.
250 million-year-old bacteria found
Organism trapped in ancient salt crystal
October 19, 2000
This little bug may be the next best thing to immortality. Sheltered inside deeply buried salt crystals, the tiny Bacillus organism is thought to be 250 million years old, an astounding length of time for anything to keep on living.
Wife’s efforts to take high road lead to frustration
October 19, 2000
Business Briefcase
October 19, 2000
Computer: Microsoft investments boost net income Gaming: Ameristar to buy Station casinos in Missouri Media: Time Warner beats third-quarter predictions Government: Groups oppose gene-altered crops Western Kansas: Dry conditions worry cattle industry Aircraft: Boeing earnings up
Baldwin chooses hometown heroes to lead parade
Annual event showcases beautiful fall scenery, community organizations, arts and crafts
October 19, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Archer Carlson wouldn’t miss this city’s 43rd annual Maple Leaf Festival for anything. A 57-year member of the Lloyd Beaton American Legion Post 228, Carlson is among the veterans chosen as grand marshals for the festival’s parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is “Hometown Heroes.” Carlson, who served in World War II in the Pacific Theater, said he enjoys attending the festival every year and wants other people to enjoy the city’s beauty, too.
Fire rakes mobile home
Family survives, no injuries reported
October 19, 2000
By Amber Stuever Katie Hauk stood Wednesday night outside the charred structure that was once her home, staring at the caved-in roof and blackened interior that had been gutted by a fire earlier that day.
Arafat wants end to Israel
October 19, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. A king told an offender that in two years he intended to condemn him to death unless the offender taught the king’s horse to talk. When the offender’s friends expressed puzzlement about his cheerfulness, he explained: “In two years I might die of natural causes. Or the king might die. Or the horse might talk.”
Warlike foot-dragging
October 19, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Peace prospects in the Middle East hinge heavily on the intentions of Yasser Arafat. Virtually none of us can fully fathom the depths of despair and fear that a great majority of Israelis and Palestinians know in the tormented, bloody Middle East or decipher the mentalities of the people needed to alter the picture for the better.
Ebola outbreak traced to 1st victim
October 19, 2000
Esther Awete was found dead six weeks ago in her round, gray mud hut by her mother and sisters five days after she fell ill with a fever. In keeping with custom, her body was kept in her hut for two days to allow friends and family to take part in the funeral. Awete’s family and closest friends ritually bathed her body, buried her less than 30 feet from where she died and then washed their hands in a communal basin as a sign of unity.
Nation Briefs
October 19, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Tourist center OK’d for Capitol SAN DIEGO: MP3.com settles with music publishers West Virginia: Appalachian panel OKs anti-poverty funds WASHINGTON, D.C.: HUD officials accused of sexual harassment BOSTON: Treasury workers plead guilty to $9 million theft
Art notes
October 19, 2000
Concert to feature Broadway tunes Piano students to perform tonight Kaufman to pick at St. Margaret’s Quilter to hold workshop at Maple Leaf Festival Chili comes to Old Town Wine festival in the Little Apple
Dorothy Wilson
October 19, 2000
Grove City fullback nears rushing record
October 19, 2000
He’s a football player who once preferred baseball, a fullback with a tailback’s mentality, a big man running up big yardage against small schools.
Library plans Potter event
October 19, 2000
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might want to mark this event on your calendar. A “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Gathering” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Missouri crash puts spotlight on Kansas plane
October 19, 2000
The aging plane that Gov. Bill Graves and other officials use to fly around Kansas probably will need an overhaul of its twin engines within the next 18 months. Such an overhaul would cost the state at least $500,000, and for months, officials in the Graves administration have considered whether the plane should be replaced.
Officials doubt driver’s report of failed brakes
Investigators into death at toll booth say truck hit terminal at full speed
October 19, 2000
The driver of a tractor-trailer that smashed through a Kansas Turnpike toll both, killing a collector and injuring four other people, said his brakes failed. But investigators say they don’t think that’s what happened. Monday’s crash at the turnpike’s Southern Terminal in Sumner County killed Eva “Pat” Wood, 58, of Belle Plain, a collector popular with both her fellow workers and regular users of that stretch of Interstate 35.
SRS fields questions on late checks
Child-support payment problems focus of hearing
October 19, 2000
One of the Legislature’s top technology experts had plenty of questions Wednesday about problems with the state’s new child-support payment center. Sen. Stan Clark, chairman of the Joint Committee on Information Technology, said some constituents have complained about delays in their child-support payments, while others have received the wrong amount.
Asbestos makers seek tax breaks
October 19, 2000
GAF Corp., a leading roofing materials manufacturer that once made asbestos, is fiercely lobbying against a tax bill proposed in Congress that would provide $2.1 billion in benefits to itself and other former asbestos firms to help settle thousands of health-related lawsuits.
Caption points
October 19, 2000
Carnahan’s plane reported trouble
Lieutenant governor sworn in to fill remainder of term
October 19, 2000
The son of Gov. Mel Carnahan, piloting his father’s ill-fated plane, told air traffic controllers the craft was malfunctioning minutes before it crashed, investigators said Wednesday.
In search of perfection
Pit crews constantly strive for the unobtainable
October 19, 2000
With track position each season becoming more critical to success in Winston Cup racing, every team looks to make gains each time its driver heads down pit road.
NHL Roundup
October 19, 2000
It was only fitting that the Minnesota Wild’s first-ever draft pick helped the franchise earn its initial victory.
This week at a glance
October 19, 2000
NASCAR Formula One NHRA CART Indy Racing League
Calendar
October 19, 2000
Carroll services
October 19, 2000
Legendary Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon dies
October 19, 2000
Gwen Verdon, Broadway’s premier female dancer who was the seductive Lola in “Damn Yankees” and the saucy, love-struck Charity in “Sweet Charity,” died Wednesday at 75. Verdon died in her sleep at the home of her daughter in Woodstock, Vt., said her agent, Sam Cohen.
Ken Burns connects with jazz
Armstrong, Count Basie, other greats come to life in PBS series
October 19, 2000
Frail, walking on spindly legs, knowing he was dying, Louis Armstrong hobbled onto the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1971 for a final goodbye. Although considered too weak to perform, he wanted to sing one last song.
Daily Ticker
October 19, 2000
Real men know how to back up
October 19, 2000
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Columnist for the Miami Herald. Let me set the scene. Two guys are passing through a Miami gas station, traveling in opposite directions. Black SUV comes bumper to bumper with little white car. They can’t go around each other because there’s a building on one side and yours truly on the other, gassing up.
Nation Briefs
October 19, 2000
California: Parents arrested for child abuse Oregon: Hispanic students sue over harassment talk NEW YORK CITY: Teens pleads guilty to park attacks Texas: Welder killed in explosion OKLAHOMA CITY: Health commissioner convicted of bribery
People, faces & things
October 19, 2000
CD Reviews
October 19, 2000