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Nation Briefs
October 21, 2000
Florida: Guard acquitted in inmate’s death MIAMI: Tropical storm forms in Atlantic DENVER: Homeless man’s death brings conviction
Nation Briefs
October 21, 2000
Mississippi: Drowning death prompts prison term Minnesota: Massive brush fire forces evacuations
Jayhawks defeat the Buffs: 23-15
October 21, 2000
For the first time in three years, the Jayhawks have won back-to-back conference games. KU’s defense stood tall throughout, with the only Colorado touchdown coming on a punt return.
NBA Briefs
October 21, 2000
Pierce returns, scores 14 points Sixers’ guard Iverson hurts ankle in win
Sabres snap skid, tie Mighty Ducks
October 21, 2000
Chris Gratton scored with 7.2 seconds left in regulation as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-2 tie against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Friday night. With an extra attacker on for Buffalo, Doug Gilmour, from behind Anaheim’s goal, centered a pass into the crease, hitting Gratton in the skates.
Hot-dogging on football field sad sight to see
October 21, 2000
By Chuck Woodling It’s wonderful to see golden throats of television finally deriding athletic hot-dogs who do their celebrating and taunting under flawed conditions. Most showoffs are distasteful enough when they’re doing well; they’re even more disgusting when they’re getting hare-lipped. Criticism by telecasters has been too long in coming.
Tyson unfulfilled after victory
Golota quits after two rounds after possibly suffering ‘anxiety attack’
October 21, 2000
Mike Tyson felt unfulfilled. Andrew Golota was apologetic. Tyson knocked down Golota in the first round of their 10-round heavyweight bout Friday night but ended up an unsatisfied winner when Golota quit before the start of the third round.
Agbayani makes bold prediction on air
October 21, 2000
As soon as Benny Agbayani saw the morning paper, he knew he had made a mistake. In a lighthearted appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show, Agbayani predicted the Mets would win the World Series in five games. That prediction was on the front page of the New York Post, one of which was left around the Yankees dugout.
Zimmer has Torre’s ear on Yanks’ bench
Veteran New York coach has 51 years of baseball experience
October 21, 2000
The moonfaced man sitting next to Joe Torre isn’t just dugout decoration for the New York Yankees. Don Zimmer fills a vital role for the manager, who bounces ideas off his buddy every day.
World champions in unfamiliar territory
Yankees feel like underdogs despite winning three of last four titles
October 21, 2000
Here’s two words you don’t see together much: Yankees and underdog. Too old, too tired. The New York Yankees have heard it too often. “I think a lot of people had written us off,” Andy Pettitte said Friday, a day before starting Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets.
KU swim teams open with intrasquad
October 21, 2000
Kansas University’s Blue team beat Crimson, 56-48, in the Jayhawks’ women’s swim intrasquad meet Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
New cancer center to open in Winfield
October 21, 2000
William Newton Hospital, Via Christi Regional Medical Center and Cancer Center of Kansas have broken ground on the Winfield Cancer Center, a collaborative cancer treatment facility which will serve Winfield and surrounding areas.
New UNC coach grateful for job
October 21, 2000
North Carolina’s proud tradition is everywhere in the Dean E. Smith Center, from the huge team photos hanging on the concourse walls to the retired jerseys fluttering from the rafters to the showcases in the media center.
Parents’ affect shyness
October 21, 2000
Shy parents tend to produce shy children, according to new research reported by The Washington Post. But the way parents treat their children can also make them shy.
Bechard doesn’t regret move
Lawrence High volleyball player welcome addition from Great Bend
October 21, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus When Ashley Bechard left Great Bend for Lawrence between her freshman and sophomore years, she toured Lawrence High and Free State High before her family decided whether to move to the north or south side of 15th Street.
Doctors practice the write stuff
October 21, 2000
He’s a veteran physician who works as a trauma surgeon. Just don’t ask Dr. Sheldon Brotman to write a legible prescription. That’s why he’s here, sitting in a handwriting class at Atlantic City Medical Center, learning how to hold his pen, position his paper and put a sharp angle on his “z” so it doesn’t look like an “s.”
Firebirds would rather forget
Free State sees little go right during 35-0 loss to Lawrence High
October 21, 2000
By Robert Sinclair If last year’s victory over Lawrence High is one of the most talked-about football games in Free State history, then this year’s game could be the least. The Lions ran over, around and through the Firebirds from the opening kickoff en route to a 35-0 victory in their Class 6A district/Sunflower League game Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
Mayfield claims pole
Labonte still controls Winston Cup race
October 21, 2000
As happy as Jeremy Mayfield was to win the pole for Sunday’s Pop Secret Popcorn 400, the biggest smiles in the North Carolina Speedway garage belonged to Bobby Labonte and his Joe Gibbs Racing team.
Jayhawks tie North Texas
October 21, 2000
The Kansas University soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie with North Texas in double overtime on Friday. The tie snapped KU’s three-game losing streak.
Hepatitis C
Deadly virus may reveal its presence years after infection
October 21, 2000
By Jim Baker They call it the “silent killer,” because you can have the disease for 20 years or more before you realize you’re infected. And you can transmit it to another person without knowing it. “The way a lot of people have found out about having the disease is they’ve donated blood, and then they get a letter back that says, ‘You have hepatitis C.’
Americans maintain lead at Presidents Cup
October 21, 2000
The American report card from this Presidents Cup should include the following notation: Plays well with others. Long criticized for being out of sorts when it comes to alternate shot, the Americans handled it easily once again. Led by Tiger Woods and Kirk Triplett, they turned back an International team rally and restored their five-point lead Friday.
Business Briefcase
October 21, 2000
Web growth slows Airlines reminded to mention Internet fares Time Inc. to buy Times Mirror Magazines Coca-Cola beats estimates
KU economist forecasts cooling economy
October 21, 2000
By Mark Fagan Alan Greenspan’s work is paying off, a Kansas University economist said. The Federal Reserve’s round of incremental boosts in interest rates should help cool the national and Kansas economies during the months and year ahead, said Norm Clifford, director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis at KU’s Public Policy Institute.
United ends Honeywell talks
GE, Tyco, Siemens among potential suitors for manufacturer
October 21, 2000
United Technologies Corp. called off takeover talks with Honeywell International Inc. on Friday, abandoning a potential $40 billion deal that would have created an industrial powerhouse making everything from jet engines to home security systems.
Windy City bands keep the fans happy
October 21, 2000
By Levi Chronister Indie rock fans united to hear two of Chicago’s finest bands Wednesday night at The Bottleneck. The Sea and Cake, and openers Town and Country, thrilled the crowd with their unique brands of laid-back tunes.
Don’t be afraid to watch ‘Fearing Mind’
Spacek brings ‘Songs in Ordinary Time’ to life, Bridges kills it
October 21, 2000
What goes on inside the head of a horror writer? Make that a quirky family man horror writer and you’ve got the story of a new 13-episode series, “The Fearing Mind” (7 p.m., Saturday, Fox Family Channel, TV-PG). Bill Fearing (Harry van Gorkum) writes short stories that give readers goose bumps.
4-H News
October 21, 2000
Insurance costs to jump
Employees will see bigger bite out of paychecks, study says
October 21, 2000
Next year’s health insurance bill might make even the hardiest individual a little sick. Premiums are expected to take their biggest jump in a decade. Major employers report that health-care costs are rising at least 10 percent to 13 percent, and workers are likely to see a similar increase passed along, according to a new study.
Around and about
October 21, 2000
Scouting News
October 21, 2000
Bloopers offer a laughable look at religion
October 21, 2000
Anniversaries
October 21, 2000
President Carter breaks with Southern Baptists
October 21, 2000
For years, he has publicly and vigorously professed his faith with the same unwavering intensity whether he were preaching the Gospel in a tiny church in nearby Plains or sitting in the Oval Office itself.
On The Record
October 21, 2000
Arkansas River cleanup gets $2.3 million grant
October 21, 2000
Efforts to make the Arkansas River clean enough for boating, skiing and fishing got a $2.3 million boost from federal coffers. The grant was part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that passed both the House and Senate on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Republican who helped secure the grant, said he expects Clinton to sign the bill into law within a week.
Engagements
October 21, 2000
Report faults Democrats’ funds
Statement a partisan attack, Sawyer says
October 21, 2000
A new congressional report has revived questions about whether Democrats set up a fund-raising operation in 1996 that allowed them to get around Kansas campaign finance laws. The report was issued by the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and says that Democrats funneled more than $335,000 from national party groups through intermediaries to the Kansas party.
Region Briefs
October 21, 2000
Attorneys for Robinson seek delay in hearing Friends lobby for Anderson’s release
Religious labeling to stop
Olathe library votes to end practice
October 21, 2000
The Olathe Public Library board voted to stop marking books as suitable for Christians after the practice drew attention from the American Civil Liberties Union. The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to remove the labels.
Wage issue
October 21, 2000
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
October 21, 2000
It’s a bypass
October 21, 2000
Vols coach tries to stay positive after 2-3 start
October 21, 2000
Under a warm October sun, Phillip Fulmer stands in the middle of the Tennessee practice field, one arm folded across his chest and the other propped against his chin.
News flash! Children lie to parents
October 21, 2000
By Leonard Pitts, columnist for the Miami Herald Before we begin, a question: Are you sitting down? If not, please do. You see, I have shocking simply shocking! news, and I don’t want you suing me when your legs crumple beneath you. So are you seated? Good. Here goes.
Budget officer urges restraint
October 21, 2000
By Geneva Overholser, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group The maples on Capitol Hill are turning deep red these days, and visions of electoral sugarplums are dancing in senators’ heads. Which is to say, they’re finishing up the budget, with Nov. 7 very much in mind. Bill Hoagland disapproves.
LMH add-on
October 21, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence is a growing community, and it’s good to see local hospital officials working to grow along with it. Congratulations to Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials for finding a way to expand rather than reduce mental health services. The LMH Board of Trustees had considered closing the hospital’s mental health unit after it lost more than $300,000 in 1999.
Rogers has No. 8 jersey all to himself
October 21, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Sometimes Kansas University’s No. 8 would catch a touchdown pass. Other times the Jayhawks’ No. 8 would make a tackle behind the line. That’s because KU had two players wearing No. 8 last year wide receiver Termaine Fulton and linebacker Marcus Rogers.
Ruby Hartman
October 21, 2000
Clara Kramer
October 21, 2000
Which Winbush today?
KU back has had Rocky Mountain highs, lows against CU
October 21, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock David Winbush has been to the mountain against Colorado and has been buried by the avalanche. Less than a year separates the two polar-opposite games against CU that bracket Winbush’s career as a Kansas University running back.
Wilson services
October 21, 2000
Maynerd Gardner
October 21, 2000
Delgado strikes it rich with Jays
Power hitter agrees to record $68 million, four-year contract with Toronto
October 21, 2000
The Toronto Blue Jays and Carlos Delgado shook baseball’s salary structure Friday, agreeing to a record $68 million, four-year contract that makes him the sport’s highest-paid player.
Navy changes its story
Cole revisions raise questions about security measures
October 21, 2000
The terrorist bombing last week of the USS Cole occurred almost two hours after the warship had finished docking in Yemen, not in the middle of the mooring procedure when it was surrounded by small work boats, the Navy said Friday. The revised account of the sequence of events leading up to the Oct. 12 bombing is significant because it calls into question one of the key initial assumptions about the event.
45th District statehouse race
Legislative hopeful affixed to LaRouche’s coattails
October 21, 2000
By Dave Ranney Nancy Stubbs knows about The Big Lie. She wants you to know, too. That’s why she’s running against State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence. He won’t tell you about The Big Lie; she will. The Big Lie is: The world economy is based on wealth. But the truth is: It’s built on paper that, some day soon, won’t be worth much.
Briefly
October 21, 2000
Habitat to build new house Financial disclosure: Candidates to file expenditure reports Crime: Daughter’s rape, suicide topic of emotional Baker talk
On-field honors emphasize need for strong academics at KU
October 21, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. One of the features of this afternoon’s Kansas University football game will be to focus on the academic accomplishments of several hundred KU students. National Merit scholars, National Hispanic scholars, National Achievement scholars and Summerfield and Watkins-Berger scholars will be recognized for their achievements.
Voters get early start
October 21, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Nearly 300 Douglas County residents have voted for the Nov. 7 election since Wednesday, when polling opened. Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes said 112 people voted Wednesday. Another 83 advance voted Thursday and about 95 did so Friday.
Child molester heads to prison
Court rejects resident’s claim that incarceration is too harsh
October 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis If his attorney and psychiatrist are correct, William Van Dyke was given a death sentence Friday. Van Dyke, 77, was sentenced to 55 months more than four years in prison Friday for molesting his young granddaughter, now 12, during a series of incidents that ended in October 1999. The girl, who has cerebral palsy, was not at the Doug-las County District Court hearing.
Geriatric jazz group keeps Kansas City sound alive
October 21, 2000
With no gigs in sight, The Kansas City Jazz Sextet+1 rehearses diligently every Wednesday morning in the heart of the jazz district, playing tunes from the ‘30s and ‘40s.
Crime Briefs
October 21, 2000
Resident shot after confrontation Lewd behavior reported Police searching for missing woman Dognapping reported Victim of battery seeks restitution
State official named to turnpike board
Appointee chaired group that raised funds to renovate governor’s mansion
October 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis Former Secretary of State Jack Brier has another assignment from the governor’s office, this time to the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s board of directors. The appointment comes months after Gov. Bill Graves gave Brier a $100,000-a-year state job, and the day before the rededication of the state’s official governor’s residence, Cedar Crest the renovation of which was made possible by a Brier-led fund-raising effort.
Some problems found when microwaving prostates
October 21, 2000
A therapy that shrinks enlarged prostates by microwaving the gland can cause a rare but serious injury, occasionally burning men’s tissue enough to require a colostomy or other surgery, the Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Friday.
Shuttle crew says goodbye to station
October 21, 2000
Space shuttle Discovery and its construction crew pulled away from the international space station on Friday, leaving it shipshape for the arrival of its first full-time residents in less than two weeks.
Guerrillas ambush Colombian troops
October 21, 2000
In a demoralizing setback for the military that further soured public sentiment toward stalled peace talks, at least 52 Colombian troops died in the crash of a U.S.-made helicopter and an ensuing guerrilla ambush, military officials said Friday.
Mexico disco fire kills 20
October 21, 2000
An electrical fire and a series of explosions tore through a renegade Mexico City nightclub early Friday, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens injured with severe burns, authorities said.
Israel support
October 21, 2000
Haskell to meet 0-7 Dana
Injuries concern for Fightin’ Indians
October 21, 2000
Four straight defeats. As many as five starters out. Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team could sure use some good news. Perhaps Dana College will provide it.
Unbeaten Wildcats to face Evangel
Baker hopes to stay on track for next week’s showdown with Benedictine
October 21, 2000
No battle of unbeaten Heart of America Conference football powers will take place a week from today unless Baker and Benedictine take care of business today. Benedictine (6-0 overall, 5-0 league) will play host to Missouri Valley (3-3, 3-2) while Baker (6-0, 5-0) will be in Springfield, Mo., to tangle with Evangel (3-2, 3-2).
Can St. Louis Rams finish 19-0?
Chiefs figure to be latest victims of offensive juggernaut on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium
October 21, 2000
Forecasts of an unbeaten season for the St. Louis Rams grow louder with every victory. It’s only Week 8, but what began as a din a few weeks ago is now up to a dull roar. This perfectly tuned offensive machine more explosive than the 49ers teams of the ‘80s and early ‘90s will dispose of Kansas City on Sunday to go to 7-0 with San Francisco (2-5) and Carolina (2-4) next up.
Bargain hunters extend market rally
October 21, 2000
Stock prices rose for a second straight day Friday as bargain-hunting investors extended a broad rally in technology stocks. The advance, the first time since Labor Day that Wall Street put together back-to-back rallies, helped the market rebound from a turbulent week that included Wednesday’s 433-point intraday plunge in the Dow Jones industrials.
National Briefs
October 21, 2000
Kellogg shuts cereal plant Family murdered, brother suspected Suspect shoots witness, himself
Mason sure to attract better offers
Former Kansas coach has No. 22 Minnesota sitting at top of Big Ten
October 21, 2000
With success come phone calls, quiet inquiries and then, perhaps, outright bidding. All of it is part of being a winning college football coach.
Widow despairs of parole for killer
8 years is not enough for two men’s lives’
October 21, 2000
By Joel Mathis Sandra Thompson stood Friday before the Kansas Parole Board and tried to sum up eight years of pain in two minutes. Stephen Perdue, the man who killed her husband and another man in 1992 outside a Lawrence bar, was eligible for parole, and Thompson was determined to prevent Perdue’s release.
News Briefs
October 21, 2000
California: Officer shot during training WASHINGTON, D.C.: Cadillacs recalled for airbag glitch MIAMI: Citrus tree eradication slowed SAN FRANCISCO: Plane attack passenger judged ill
People, Faces, & Things
October 21, 2000
New Potter title announced Cyber-sales OK with King ‘Will & Grace’ share Cher Campaign Jane Still a flyboy at heart Pitt, Redford flick delayed
73-year-old trapped when abandoned well’s cover gives way
October 21, 2000
A 73-year-old woman fell 20 feet down an abandoned well and was trapped for seven hours before firefighters were able to lift her out. Rachel Chandler was in fair condition at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
World Briefs
October 21, 2000
El Salvador: Deadly liquor kills, blinds drinkers PARIS: Frenchman convicted of sex tourism rape
Mets not intimidated
October 21, 2000
The New York Mets did not walk onto the field at Yankee Stadium on Friday with a look of amazement that some players have when they come to baseball’s cathedral.
Vaughn, Ostertag shine for Jazz
October 21, 2000
Former Kansas University players Jacque Vaughn and Greg Ostertag scored 12 points apiece as the Utah Jazz beat the New York Knicks, 96-90, Friday night.
Kansas coach big fan of Yankees
Williams hopes pinstripers win third straight world championship
October 21, 2000
By Gary Bedore Celebrities Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick and Glenn Close like the Mets. Billy Crystal, Spike Lee, Regis Philbin, Hillary Rodham Clinton and, closer to home, Roy Williams prefer the Yankees as the 2000 World Series opens tonight at Yankee Stadium.
Lions blank Firebirds
LHS can earn state playoff berth with win over Topeka
October 21, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus The Haskell Stadium scoreboard was easier on the eyes of Lawrence High’s players and fans on Friday night than it was last year, when the Lions suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to crosstown rival Free State. And the hugs sure felt a lot better this time around, following the Lions’ 35-0 romp of the Firebirds for the most lopsided margin of victory in the intracity series’ four-year history.
Lawrence Briefs
October 21, 2000
State employees not barred from accepting all meals Cold Weather Rule to go into effect Nov. 1 Census committee plans celebration Herpetological society to have annual meeting Families sought for visit during Thanksgiving KU researcher elected president of group
Husker surprised by own record
Nebraska safety has interceptions in four consecutive games
October 21, 2000
Nebraska safety Troy Watchorn has gone from being a backup whose only playing time came on special teams to the surprise of No. 1 Nebraska’s secondary in the last month.
KSU to face another passing offense
Texas Tech’s Kingsbury next test for unit that OU’s Heupel scorched for 374 yards
October 21, 2000
Kansas State might not have an easy time forgetting about Josh Heupel’s passing in Oklahoma’s 41-31 win over the Wildcats last week.
Mary Rutter
October 21, 2000
Maxine Finch
October 21, 2000
Joyce Washington
October 21, 2000
How do the Mets and Yankees match up?
October 21, 2000
A look at the New York Mets and New York Yankees going into the World Series, starting tonight at Yankee Stadium:
GOP, Clinton bartering on taxes, wages
Long-term care tax deduction, minimum wage hike on table
October 21, 2000
Striving for a last-minute election-year accomplishment, House Republicans are negotiating with President Clinton on tax breaks to help people pay for long-term care for the elderly and disabled as well as their own insurance premiums.
Club Notes
October 21, 2000
Former U.S. soldier pleads to terrorism
October 21, 2000
A former U.S. Army sergeant charged in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa pleaded guilty Friday and said Saudi militant Osama bin Laden examined a photograph of the embassy in Kenya and pointed to the spot where a truck bomb could do the most damage.
Stoops wasted no time at OU
Sooners undefeated, ranked No. 3 in coach’s second season in Norman
October 21, 2000
When Bob Stoops arrived at Oklahoma in December 1998, he found a program that was demoralized and desperate for change.
County just off 100,000
Census says area is state’s fastest-growing
October 21, 2000
By Mike Belt It’s official the Lawrence area is the fastest-growing in the state of Kansas, as well as one of the fastest in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But Lawrence and Douglas County failed to hit the magic 100,000 population mark, new estimates from the Census Bureau showed. The estimate is as of July 1999.
Women rock against cancer
Etheridge, Judd, others bring down the house on Lifetime
October 21, 2000
What happened when a handful of the music industry’s best-known women from rocker Melissa Etheridge to country music’s Wynonna Judd got together to raise awareness about breast cancer?
Concerns mount over cold medicine
October 21, 2000
They are the boxes we reach for when the sniffles strike and a cough comes on, the heavily advertised artillery that aims to ease the common cold.
2000-2001 SEASON ATGLANCE
October 21, 2000
Capsule looks at each of the 29 NBA teams with their order of finish as predicted by Associated Press sports writer Chris Sheridan.
Next stop: Yankee Stadium
Mets hope to derail two-time defending champs when Subway Series starts tonight in Bronx
October 21, 2000
Even when he stepped into the batting cage, there was no escape for Paul O’Neill. There it was, in huge letters on the center-field scoreboard at Yankee Stadium: “Next Stop … Subway Series.”
Downtown Lawrence director resigns
Jerry Bottenfield credited for boost in organization’s membership after year on job
October 21, 2000
By Mark Fagan A year after coming out of retirement to become downtown’s biggest promoter, Jerry Bottenfield is moving on. Bottenfield, who started work as executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. a year ago today, has resigned effective Oct. 31 to pursue other business opportunities in Lawrence. DLI’s board of directors will meet next week to discuss possible replacements.
Horoscopes
October 21, 2000
Israel threatens to end peace process
October 21, 2000
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak threatened Friday night to call off seven years of peacemaking with the Palestinians after the bloodiest day of clashes in two weeks killed as many as 10 Palestinians and left a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in tatters.
Weddings
October 21, 2000
Missouri’s fallen governor mourned
October 21, 2000
Missourians remembered Mel Carnahan, the governor who died while seeking Harry Truman’s former Senate seat, with emotional ceremonies unprecedented in the state’s history.