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Leiter receives starting assignment for Mets in opening game
October 20, 2000
Al Leiter took his Game 1 starting assignment for the Subway Series in stride, and that was as big a reason as any that the New York Mets tapped him for the duty.
U.S. trade deficit declines as exports hit all-time high
October 20, 2000
America’s trade deficit declined to $29.4 billion, the lowest level in six months, as U.S. exports hit an all-time high bolstered by strong overseas sales of autos, computer products and farm goods, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
Rules committee serious this time
Kansas coach Roy Williams ‘passionate’ about stressing finesse in college basketball
October 20, 2000
Basketball, at long last, may be worth watching again. College basketball, anyway. They are going to clean up the game. At least they say they are. No more war on the floor. Physical is out. Finesse is in. Strength will have to yield to skill. What has become an ugly game will be beautiful once again.
Couch out six weeks
Browns’ quarterback fractures thumb
October 20, 2000
Cleveland Browns quarterback Tim Couch fractured his right thumb on the final play of practice Thursday and will be out at least six weeks.
Fed eyes energy prices
Greenspan delivers upbeat report on U.S. economy
October 20, 2000
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said a recent surge in oil prices had not pushed inflation into the danger zone. Risks remain, he cautioned Thursday, citing “political difficulties” in the Middle East.
City Athlete of the Week: Lauren Phlegar, Free State High
October 20, 2000
The senior standout capped her career by firing a 6-over-par 78 during Monday’s Class 5-6A state tournament her third straight state appearance at Manhattan Country Club, finishing second to Olathe North’s Emily Milberger by two strokes. Phlegar and Milberger were the only two golfers to shoot sub-80 scores.
Dessie Scott
October 20, 2000
David Loy and Kathryn Loy Calvin services
October 20, 2000
Mary Jane Boese
October 20, 2000
Dog owners unleash idea
October 20, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood A group of dog owners pushing for an off-leash park may have found their location, about 30 acres of Clinton Lake park.
Lawrence briefs
October 20, 2000
Registration deadline nears for voting in general election Child-care facility tries to Make a Difference Day Lawrence resident says two strangers robbed him Neighborhood association to have annual cleanup
On the record
October 20, 2000
Space shuttle crew packing for trip home
October 20, 2000
Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts gave the international space station another once-over Thursday, testing newly installed equipment, checking for mold and dropping off supplies for the three men who will move in soon.
Colleges to post crime stats on Web
October 20, 2000
A new federal Web site will offer crime statistics from 6,700 colleges and universities as soon as half the schools submit the figures.
The Lion roars tonight: LHS 35, FSHS 0
October 20, 2000
It was a perfect night for football in Lawrence. Unless you’re for Free State. The Lions of Lawrence High School won the city’s bragging rights for the next year with a 35-0 romp and chants of “This is our house!”
Kansas picks up intensity because of shortened preseason
October 20, 2000
By Gary Bedore There’s a sense of urgency at Kansas basketball camp this preseason. That’s partly because, for KU, the 2000-2001 regular-season opens 10 days sooner than a year ago. KU opens against UCLA on Nov. 9 at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York. A year ago, KU opened on Nov. 19 at home against Fairfield.
Clashes threaten Mideast peace
Cease-fire deadline is noon today
October 20, 2000
In an escalation of violence that threatened to scuttle a fragile cease-fire agreement, Israeli soldiers trying to rescue Jewish settlers waged a five-hour gun battle with Palestinian militiamen on a West Bank hillside Thursday, leaving two people dead and at least 18 wounded.
Smith filling void on Jayhawks’ offensive line
October 20, 2000
By Gary Bedore Nick Smith was a blue-chip offensive line prospect midway through his senior year at Adams High in Dallas. Then he blew out his left knee in the school’s fifth football game, and suddenly his telephone stopped ringing. “A lot of people backed off a lot of schools weren’t interested any more,” said Smith, forced into starting duty as Kansas University’s center last week because of an ankle injury to senior Bob Schmidt.
News briefs
October 20, 2000
Mob victim’s body unearthed Court rules on mental illness case School to drop centaur mascot Actors’ union resumes talks Reno seeks hate-crimes legislation
Providence’ star retains Midwest outlook on life
October 20, 2000
As much as Melina Kanakaredes has embraced aspects of the show-business life, the NBC-TV series “Providence.” star never seems to let go of the part of her that grew up in Akron, Ohio.
People
October 20, 2000
The road to recovery Magician tricks patients The weight of fame, fortune Chef cooks up lesson plan Liza hospitalized Rage singer quits band
Local Briefs
October 20, 2000
Ottawa topples Highland Park Kaws lose, 10-0 Metzler advances at tennis tourney KU clubs Neosho in softball scrimmage
Imagine Yoko as an artist
Ono’s first U.S. art retrospective to open in New York
October 20, 2000
Say the name Yoko Ono and a crush of images crowd the mind: strange howling music, odd bits of performance art in which Ono’s clothes are cut off piece by piece or a fly crawls over a woman’s naked body.
Musicians in harmony
LHS, FSHS bands won’t be rivals tonight
October 20, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Football players from Lawrence’s two high schools will knock heads tonight. But, in an unprecedented move, the Free State and Lawrence High marching bands plan to make sweet music together before the game at Haskell Stadium.
Big Apple, Vegas top Census charts
New York is nation’s most populous city; Las Vegas is fastest-growing, report shows
October 20, 2000
Besides bright lights and a ton of hotels, New York and Las Vegas share at least one other characteristic: lots of traffic.
Showdown in the city
Lions like packed sideline
October 20, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Unlike Kansas University coach Terry Allen, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd welcomes extras on the sideline. It seems every time the Lions play Free State in football an LHS reunion breaks out on the sideline. And that’s the way Wedd likes it.
Spirituality
October 20, 2000
Dissenters say Witnesses are bracing for lawsuits Congregations warned about voter guides Council of Churches reports improved finances Ukrainians report religious tendencies
Strong-willed children often return to tenets of upbringing
October 20, 2000
What are the long-range implications of raising a strong-willed child? What can we expect as the years go by?
A new court order
Supreme Court appointees from either Bush or Gore could rewrite church-state policy
October 20, 2000
During the first presidential debate, Al Gore said the Constitution “ought to be interpreted as a document that grows with our country and our history,” while George W. Bush countered that the Supreme Court shouldn’t supplant legislatures and “use the bench to write social policy.”
Divine inspiration
Congregations use conversation, consensus and even prayer to plot their course for the future
October 20, 2000
By Jim Baker The Rev. Donald Dunn recently led a group of a dozen of his church’s leaders on a walk around the congregation’s 91-acre spiritual campus south of Lawrence near Haskell Avenue and County Road 458.
Sherrer: Lottery essential for development
October 20, 2000
If Kansas is serious about economic development, it will not give up the lottery, Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer told the Haysville Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
Charge added in murder case
October 20, 2000
Prosecutors have added another charge in the case against a man accused of shooting a teen-ager near his property.
Service lacking
October 20, 2000
Spoiled brats
October 20, 2000
Sideline
October 20, 2000
Baker to stay with Giants Cardinals sign Kile
Energy policy
October 20, 2000
Traffic ‘thingys’
October 20, 2000
Dangerous boors
October 20, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Proper traffic demeanor for emergency vehicles and school buses too often gets short shrift.
Poll: Tie in 3rd District
Moore, Kline race may be determined by undecided voters
October 20, 2000
A new newspaper poll indicates that the 3rd Congressional District race in Kansas is a tossup between Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore and Republican challenger Phill Kline.
Aggieville home to oldest Pizza Hut
Franchise near Kansas State retains same owner for 40 years
October 20, 2000
Aggieville, the bar and shopping district near Kansas State University, has been a social mainstay of students for years.
Small city will sue to stop annexation
October 20, 2000
A small city next to Wichita says it will sue to keep some land from being annexed.
Couple builds together for future
Retirees construct own caskets
October 20, 2000
Like many retired couples, Arlis and Alice Bohannan share interests in projects around the house. In this case, it’s woodworking.
Docking, Logan support nonpartisan selection of judges
October 20, 2000
Former political figures from both major parties on Thursday called for the nonpartisan selection of district judges across the state.
Briefly
October 20, 2000
Gift helps club get wired Wellsville resident killed in roll-over accident Search for bank robber yields shoplifting suspect Drug battle gets boost
Substitute spawns class action
Students witness charged confrontation between professor, administration
October 20, 2000
By Erwin Seba A professor with a history of challenging Kansas University administrators on campus and in court had another showdown with school officials Thursday. The confrontation came minutes before Professor Ray Pierotti’s 11 a.m. Principles of Ecology class when an associate dean and an associate department chairman walked in to see who would be teaching the class.
Parade kicks off weekend of events
October 20, 2000
By Erwin Seba A larger-than-normal Kansas University homecoming parade today will make its way down Jayhawk Boulevard. The parade, featuring about 40 floats, starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Chi Omega Fountain at the west end of Jayhawk Boulevard and will proceed east to the Adams Alumni Center.
Japan unveils economic recovery proposals
October 20, 2000
The Japanese government on Thursday formally proposed a $102.1 billion public spending program to get the world’s second-largest economy back on its feet and get more Japanese than ever on the Internet.
Firebirds hope to cut mistakes
October 20, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s football team might lose to Lawrence High, but the Firebirds’ goal is not to lose to the Firebirds. “I hope that we limit our mistakes in terms of turnovers,” FSHS coach Bob Lisher said. “We want to make sure we do everything in our power not to beat ourselves. We came close to doing that last year.”
Dalai Lama brings peace trip to divided Northern Ireland
October 20, 2000
Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday toured the high steel walls that keep many Catholics and Protestants apart, a monument to the fear and hatred that has defied a generation of peacemakers.
World briefs
October 20, 2000
Suicide bomber strikes capital Kidnapping attributed to criminals, not rebels
California mine cleanup pact reached
October 20, 2000
More than $800 million will be spent to clean up one of the nation’s most toxic Superfund sites a defunct copper mine that spews neon-green water under a settlement announced Thursday.
State Department increases security
October 20, 2000
Paper shredders, State Department employees are told, must trim classified documents down to slices no larger than 1/32 inch by 1/2 inch. Disposal can also be achieved, they are advised, with machines that can “pulverize” secrets into powder. Safes storing sensitive materials must weigh at least 500 pounds too heavy to be carted off.
AIDS vaccine shows promise
October 20, 2000
In a finding that is likely to pump new energy into the quest for an AIDS vaccine, scientists have shown that a souped-up DNA vaccine can protect monkeys from the ravages of the monkey version of AIDS.
Lawsuit filed against schools
October 20, 2000
A third lawsuit filed against Garden City schools claims the district has violated the rights of students with disabilities.
Hunger study tracks ‘food insecurity’
October 20, 2000
Despite a booming economy, about 5 percent of adults say they are worried about having enough food for themselves or their families, according to a government study released Thursday.
Publisher threatened for printing sex-offender information
October 20, 2000
Two weeks ago, a reader slipped into the home of Times-News publisher Stephen Hartgen with a gun and an unspoken warning about the newspaper’s decision to print the names of sex offenders.
Heupel, Dantzler top contenders
Holtz, Davie have teams in good positions
October 20, 2000
Strike up The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band “Boomer Sooner” seems like the appropriate background music, yes? it’s time for a look at who’s hot and who’s not; who’s breaking through and who’s breaking down; and who’s still on the road to the national championship through the first half of the college football season.
United may buy Honeywell
Possible business combination’ said to be $40 billion deal
October 20, 2000
United Technologies Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy Honeywell International Inc. for about $40 billion, business television station CNBC reported Thursday. In a joint statement Thursday evening, the two companies confirmed that they were “in discussions regarding a possible business combination,” but declined to further comment.
General defends Yemen decision
October 20, 2000
The former Marine general who arranged for U.S. warships to refuel in Yemen defended his decision Thursday before a Senate panel, saying all ports in the region are “rats’ nests … for terrorists.”
SM South smacks Lawrence, 4-1
October 20, 2000
By Jason Franchuk It wasn’t quite like Babe Ruth, but Lawrence High’s Zack Hemenway enjoyed a called shot of his own Thursday night. “I wanted my friends to come out and watch,” Hemenway said. “So I promised them I’d score a goal if they did.” Hemenway fulfilled his end of the bargain with 25:34 left when he received a pass and contorted his body to get off a right-footed shot that the Shawnee Mission South goalie never had a chance at saving.
Nation briefs
October 20, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner State vehicles swapped for nonpolluting cars Parents seek visits with misborn son
Paretsky services
October 20, 2000
Lions hand Tampa Bay fourth straight loss
October 20, 2000
The Detroit Lions gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a lesson in being resilient. James Stewart ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns and Jason Hanson kicked two field goals Thursday night as the Lions came from behind to beat struggling Tampa Bay, 28-14. The victory gave Detroit (5-2) a split of the season series against their NFC Central rivals, who have lost four straight since dominating the Lions, 31-10, at the Silverdome on Sept. 17.
Capitals earn first win
October 20, 2000
Adam Oates had two goals and two assists as the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, on Thursday night for their first victory. Oates’ assist on Peter Bondra’s goal midway through the second period was the 900th of his career.
Candidates seek votes at forum
Audience of about 80 people hear hopefuls’ positions on campaign issues
October 20, 2000
By Amber Stuever A medley of candidates running for public office debated health care, education, budget surpluses and Douglas County growth at a forum sponsored by the Douglas County Property Owners Thursday night.
Radar glitch creates vast airport gridlock
October 20, 2000
Across the country and around the world, hundreds of flights headed into or out of the Southwest were grounded Thursday because of repeated breakdowns in the region’s air traffic control radar.
Bush, Gore spar on economics
On the stump, candidates present vastly different plans
October 20, 2000
Al Gore and George W. Bush sparred over their rival economic plans Thursday, casting the election as a referendum on national prosperity. “The choice couldn’t be clearer,” said Gore, and Bush agreed but with a different version of whom to choose.
Q’ is hot letter in Bible debates over Synoptic Gospels
October 20, 2000
Throughout modern times, Bible scholars have pondered the relationship among the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. They’re called the “Synoptic Gospels,” meaning they’re not like John’s Gospel and see Jesus through the same eyes. Roughly 90 percent of Mark’s material appears in Matthew and about half of it in Luke.
Feds busy spending the surplus
October 20, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writer’s Group Between the turbulent world scene and the close presidential contest, few people are paying attention to the final gasps of the 106th Congress a lucky break for the lawmakers, who are busy spending away the promised budget surplus.
Biotech corn distribution wider than first thought
October 20, 2000
Genetically engineered corn linked to a nationwide recall of taco shells may have spread further than expected into the human food supply. The grain’s developer said Thursday that it was uncertain of ever retrieving the entire crop.
Florida declares war on canker
October 20, 2000
Enraging homeowners, Florida agriculture officials are going into back yards and cutting down people’s beloved citrus trees in an effort to stamp out a crop-destroying strain of bacteria.
Clara Kramer
October 20, 2000
Cone drawing consideration as starter in fourth game
October 20, 2000
Even David Cone had trouble believing it: He might get to start Game 4 of the World Series at Shea Stadium, his former home. “It becomes,” he said, “a chance for redemption for me.” Andy Pettitte will start Saturday’s Subway Series opener for the Yankees against Al Leiter, with Roger Clemens pitching Game 2 Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Clemens: ‘I’m sorry it got away’
Pitch that hit Mets’ Piazza during interleague contest was purely an accident, Yankees’ hurler says
October 20, 2000
Roger Clemens said it again Thursday, not that the New York Mets necessarily will believe it. “I was trying to pitch inside and I’m sorry it got away,” he said. Clemens’ July 8 beaning of Mike Piazza has been replayed on New York television stations more often than a presidential debate.
Americans sweep on first day, 5-0
October 20, 2000
About 30 minutes before the Presidents Cup began, Michael Campbell laid down the challenge by doing the Haka, a traditional war dance of his native Maori tribe in New Zealand. The Americans responded with a ritual of their own beating the International team like a drum at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
Mets, Yankees ready to rumble
For New York’s baseball teams, Subway Series is all about logistics
October 20, 2000
George Steinbrenner was casually strolling through the locker room at Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon when he was stopped by a clubhouse boy. “Mr. Steinbrenner! Mr. Steinbrenner!” he called out to the New York Yankees owner. “Do we get to go to Shea Stadium?” The Boss was stumped.
Politics, football and death penalty
October 20, 2000
By Bill Thompson Fort Worth Star-Telegram Random comments on people in the new.
Briefcase
October 20, 2000
Gillette cuts top executive Sprint, America Online launch mobile messaging Boeing to sell some St. Louis operations KSU students create Student Price Index
Headaches ahead
Construction will close N.H. Street, cut parking
October 20, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood “News from city hall Downtown parking is going to stink for the next year.” That wasn’t exactly the text of an information sheet being handed out to downtown Lawrence businesses this week. But it might as well have been.
Religion briefs
October 20, 2000
Jewish Center to mark Simchat Torah Craft bazaar begins Saturday in Perry St. John begins ‘ReMembering’ sessions…
Clear driving on I-70 horizon
Four lanes will mean faster passage from Topeka to KC
October 20, 2000
Relief is in sight for Kansas drivers like Larry Gilkey, a trucker who covers 26 miles of congested two-lane road on his daily route between metropolitan Kansas City and Salina. Officials expect the Kansas Turnpike to be open to four-lane traffic from Kansas City to Topeka next week. They also say Interstate 70 west of Topeka should return to normal in about a month.
Daughter advised to tune out father’s yelling
October 20, 2000
Daily ticker
October 20, 2000
Nation briefs
October 20, 2000
GOP plans tax cut legislation Meatpacker recalls ground beef Burger King crash kills driver State health commissioner accused B’nai B’rith award questioned
Nation briefs
October 20, 2000
Off-shore credit card funds draw IRS probe Drop in gun sales, boycott prompt layoffs Ancient canoes’ age confirmed
Nation briefs
October 20, 2000
Chief detective indicted for theft U.S. allows sale of encryption codes Some corporations escape income taxes Cooper Tire Co. announces layoffs
Ailing killer confesses to family murders
October 20, 2000
Not long after Robert Spangler learned he was dying of cancer, detectives came knocking at his door on the chance he had something he might want to get off his chest before the end came.
Pirates sink Louisville
October 20, 2000
David Garrard threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score to lead East Carolina to a 28-25 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.
Enthusiasm for tech stocks lifts markets
October 20, 2000
Stocks moved sharply higher Thursday, as technology shares led a broad recovery following solid earnings reports from three bellwether tech companies. Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems all beat Wall Street expectations, reversing w
South rolls to 24-6 win over Central
October 20, 2000
Brett Urban scored on runs of 5 and 4 yards as South Junior High defeated Central, 24-6, in ninth-grade football Thursday at South.
Congress’ spending may cut surplus
Session’s final legislation could be costly
October 20, 2000
Congress is crafting late-session spending and tax bills that could shrink projected budget surpluses by more than a third, even as the fight between Al Gore and George W. Bush about how to use that surplus has become a keystone of their presidential race.
Olathe North nips Firebirds
Free State falls 2-1 in regular-season soccer finale
October 20, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Free State’s soccer team might not have liked how the last chapter of its regular season was written, but the Firebirds hope they can put a title on the postseason that nobody would have expected. Great expectations.
Creating jobs goal of seminar
Small towns should encourage e-commerce, business leaders say
October 20, 2000
Information technology must be cultivated to keep rural western Kansas towns alive in the 21st century, business leaders were told at the opening session of Telepower 2000.
Character is central issue
October 20, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Most people who vote in next month’s election will not enter their polling places able to pass a pop quiz on the details of each candidate’s positions. Except for activists and the few for whom politics is life, most will vote their perceptions about which one can be trusted to say what he means and mean what he says.
Plan could knock Legion ball out of the park
October 20, 2000
By Joel Mathis Polyvinyl gloves, aluminum bats and designated hitters. Even baseball sometimes changes. American Legion summer baseball, a 52-year tradition in Lawrence, could soon be kaput, organizers fear destroyed by the city’s high school coaches. That could leave dozens of teens with no place to play.
Strain of ebola virus identified
Sudan rebels may have brought deadly disease to Uganda
October 20, 2000
The highly contagious virus that has killed 41 people in Uganda has been identified as a strain of Ebola last seen in southern Sudan in 1979, U.S. experts said Thursday, raising speculation it may have been brought by Ugandan rebels based in Sudan.
Mother yells at prosecutors, tears at flesh
Defendant’s attorney blames deaths of two triplets on multiple-personality disorder
October 20, 2000
A woman on trial for killing two of her sons yelled at a prosecutor and tore at her own flesh when she was asked questions about another possible personality inside her.
Horoscopes
October 20, 2000
Thoren torn between LHS, Free State
Former Lion will be on Firebirds’ sideline as assistant football coach
October 20, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High assistant football coach Jason Thoren went out on a limb when asked for a prediction for tonight’s game against Lawrence High. “A Lawrence team will win,” he quipped. Thoren probably knows the two city teams better than just about anyone, having played for and coached at LHS.
Raymond Harkness
October 20, 2000