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Nation Briefs
October 22, 2000
SAN DIEGO: Stranded fisherman angry at boat firm PHILADELPHIA: Airport security violations draw fines
Box elder bugs coming home
October 22, 2000
Two weeds leave gardeners feeling a bit foul
October 22, 2000
Henbit and chickweed are two weeds most of us do not think about until we see them blooming in spring. Chances are, however, that both of these weeds are growing in your yard, garden or flower bed right now. Considered self-seeding winter annual weeds, the seeds from last spring’s flowers are beginning to germinate and grow this fall.
A long winter’s nap
Store tender bulbs for next year’s show
October 22, 2000
By Carol Boncella Not all bulbs are hardy through Kansas winters. These so-called tender bulbs (or corms and rhizomes) must be dug up and stored away, safe from the freezing temperatures of winter, in order for them to flower next year. Caladiums, gladioli, canna lilies, calla lilies, dahlias, begonias and hyacinths are among the bulbs or roots that need protection.
Hoosiers upend Gophers
October 22, 2000
With Antwaan Randle El on the field, who needs a defense? The Indiana quarterback rushed for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 263 yards and two more scores and set up Levron Williams for three TD runs as the Hoosiers beat No. 22 Minnesota 51-43 on Saturday.
Shay’s record safe for another week
Grove City back 88 yards shy of career rushing mark
October 22, 2000
Westminster shut out Grove City, 23-0, Saturday and for at least one week stopped Wolverine star R.J. Bowers from breaking the NCAA All Division career rushing record.
NHL Roundup
October 22, 2000
Roman Turek knew it was an oversimplification to say he didn’t have any margin for error Saturday night. “When you are in a 1-0 game, you have to stop everything,” said the St. Louis Blues goalie, who did just that to the Chicago Blackhawks for his 10th career shutout. “If you don’t, it’s 1-1.”
Choate dropped from Yanks’ roster
October 22, 2000
Left-hander Randy Choate was cut from the New York Yankees’ active roster before Saturday’s World Series opener against the Mets to make room for Jose Canseco.
Torre considers using Knoblauch at second
October 22, 2000
When Roger Clemens faces Mike Piazza tonight for the first time since beaning the Mets’ catcher on July 8, everybody in Yankee Stadium will be holding their breath.
Yankees claim Series opener
October 22, 2000
Jose Vizcaino put the New York Yankees on the express track in this Subway Series. The ride was long and wild. Vizcaino singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning late Saturday night, giving the Yankees a 4-3 win over the New York Mets and a 1-0 lead in the World Series of battling boroughs.
Raymond Harkness
October 22, 2000
Briefs
October 22, 2000
District hires teacher to help with mentoring Lawrence resident’s book now available
On the record
October 22, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
October 22, 2000
Police pull man from bridge to safety Republicans to tour state for political campaign rallies Governor proclaims World Population Awareness Week
U.S. takes commanding lead
Americans can wrap up Presidents Cup today
October 22, 2000
The Americans don’t need a miraculous comeback this time. About the only thing left for them to reclaim the Presidents Cup is to show up. Two years ago in Australia, the Americans suffered their worst loss ever and were criticized for not caring and not trying.
Ecuadorean adventure
Foursome hikes through a jungle in the Andes Mountains
October 22, 2000
We were about out of food and storm clouds glowered overhead. The four of us two men and two women had sloshed through ankle-deep mud for hours without spotting a dry place to pitch a tent. Our hike in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador was in serious trouble.
Sense for seniors
October 22, 2000
Cedar Crest sparkles after restoration
$4.4 million revamps governor’s mansion
October 22, 2000
Three former governors were among those on hand at an open house showing off what’s been done to Cedar Crest, the official home of the state’s chief executives, during a three-year restoration that cost $4.4 million.
Government gridlock isn’t all bad
October 22, 2000
By George Gurley Lawrence resident who writes a regular column for the Journal-World. I’m preparing myself for the coming election by wondering: why are some of us liberals and some conservatives, some Democrats, some Republicans?
Spain to be on stamps honoring heritage
October 22, 2000
“World Heritage Spain” is the theme of six new commemorative stamps and three prestige booklets issued by the United Nations Postal Administration.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 22, 2000
Bill details
October 22, 2000
Jury finds mother guilty
Insanity defense fails in double-murder trial
October 22, 2000
A woman who claimed her multiple personalities contributed to the abuse deaths of her two sons was convicted Saturday on 12 counts, including two of second-degree murder. Lawyers for Mary Bass, 32, put up an insanity defense and insisted that Bass had severe psychosis that included a personality named “Sharon” who controlled her actions.
Briefcase
October 22, 2000
104-year-old registers to cast her first vote
Resident marks form with proud ‘X’
October 22, 2000
It took Minnie McDade 104 years to get to the courthouse to register to vote. Not able to read or write, she signed the registration form at the Wyandotte County Courthouse Annex with an “X” this week.
County, company agree on hogs
Facility to hold 65,000 animals
October 22, 2000
Grant County and Seaboard Farms have signed an agreement to let Seaboard build a 65,000-head hog facility near this southwest Kansas town. Seaboard had threatened to sue the county for voting last year to ban corporate hog farming after Seaboard had already bought land for its Thurow facility and was seeking a permit from the state.
Play with numbers to find best muni bond fund
October 22, 2000
Looking for a safe place to stash some money and still earn more than you’d get with a bank or money market fund? Municipal bond funds are worth a close look. Many offer returns of about 6 percent. Since all or most of it is tax-free, that’s like earning 8 percent or more on a taxable fund, depending on your tax bracket.
Petition forces recall election of mayor in Liberal
October 22, 2000
Opponents of Mayor Ivanhoe Love Jr. have gathered enough signatures for a recall election about allegations of sexual impropriety. The mayor said accusations against him are false, and he refused a request that he resign.
Land Institute envisions natural farms
Salina farmstead attracts attention from respected plant geneticists and researchers
October 22, 2000
In Wes Jackson’s vision for the coming evolution of agriculture, domestic crops mimic nature’s own ecological systems. Perennial fields of wheat, soybeans, and sunflowers grow each year without replanting ending an era of farm cultivation that for centuries has eroded soils. Farmers no longer buy tractors dependent on fossil fuels to till the land, nor contaminate the water with chemical fertilizers and herbicides.
Dog law may get more bite
All dangerous county canines could be covered
October 22, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County commissioners Monday will discuss putting more teeth in the county’s dangerous dog regulations. While current policies focus on pit bulldog breeds, the new proposal defines a dangerous dog as any that attacks or bites unprovoked.
World Briefs
October 22, 2000
Russia: Divers plan to enter entombed submarine Yugoslavia: Parliament postpones power-sharing pact Russia: Soldiers ambushed by Chechen rebels
Clinton items headed for car lot
October 22, 2000
A former auto dealership’s concrete floors, once grungy and oil-stained, now gleam in preparation for President Clinton’s collection of presidential memorabilia. The first shipment of Clinton materials will arrive within a month or two at the old dealership, where researchers will sort and store the documents before sending them to the presidential library.
Government sites breaking privacy rules
October 22, 2000
Despite a White House prohibition, 13 government agencies are secretly using technology that tracks the Internet habits of people visiting their Web sites, and in at least one case providing the information to a private company, a congressional review has found.
Albright heading to N. Korea
October 22, 2000
When Madeleine Albright traveled to the no-man’s-land buffer zone between North and South Korea in February 1997, she peered through military binoculars into the mysterious, reclusive North. Nothing could have foretold the historic diplomatic foray about to unfold.
On The Air
October 22, 2000
Lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
GOP bashes fuel policy
October 22, 2000
Michigan Gov. John Engler blamed the Clinton-Gore administration Saturday for high energy prices and a threat of fuel shortages, saying President Clinton has failed to develop an energy policy for the nation during his eight years in office.
Clinton inspires Democrats
October 22, 2000
President Clinton charged through a campaign-style weekend Saturday, blasting congressional Republicans and urging Democratic supporters to proselytize the undecided voters of a tight presidential election.
People, Faces & Things
October 22, 2000
Garth Brooks to the rescue Merv donates for shelter Elle if we know who it is Love, love me do
Teen-age witch branches out
Melissa Joan Hart determined to make the most of her opportunities
October 22, 2000
“Sabrina, the Teen-age Witch” is now on the WB. And as befits a pretty, young thing on the network of pretty, young things, the petite enchantress is looking sleeker and sexier, even though she’s surrounded by the same collection of ghouls and sorceresses.
Profiling ordinary people
NBC correspondent Bob Dotson attacks direction media is going
October 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Bob Dotson, correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show, didn’t have much time to talk. He had to catch a plane for Afton, Wyo., where the townsfolk were planning a homecoming celebration for U.S. Olympics gold-medal wrestler Rulon Gardner. After that interview, Dotson was to board another plane. This time to Cleveland to interview Jon Andrews, the husband of Theresa Andrews, a pregnant woman who was abducted and killed.
Buffaloes sweep Kansas volleyball
October 22, 2000
Colorado avenged an earlier loss to Kansas with a 15-11, 15-12, 15-11 Big 12 volleyball victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday.
Five bodies found after armed standoff in Florida
October 22, 2000
The bodies of four adults and a child found dead inside a suburban Tampa home were removed Saturday after police arrested an armed man who had barricaded himself inside. Authorities would not disclose the names or ages of the victims or release details of their deaths until autopsies are completed.
Mexico trip was ‘big problema’
October 22, 2000
By Marsha Henry Golf, a free-lance writer in Lawrence. It takes more than a hurricane named Keith to spoil our Cancun vacation. It takes more than getting caught in a torrential downpour while waiting for the Aqua Bus. It takes more than mosquitoes the size of 747s chewing on us while we have dinner.
News Briefs
October 22, 2000
Ohio: Wendy’s chief breaks picket line California: Judge OKs Lockheed settlement NEW YORK CITY: Painting vandal convicted Illinois: Trial for infamous rape delayed
Nothing Like It’ chugs along with compelling story
October 22, 2000
Stephen Ambrose again tackles his favorite theme: Americans working together to accomplish a seemingly impossible task. In “Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869,” (Simon & Schuster, $28) he celebrates the financiers, charlatans, visionaries, Chinese “coolies” and Irish “terriers” who united the east and west with a ribbon of steel.
Hollywood stars ranked, bought and sold
October 22, 2000
Movie stars are like pork bellies or dog food. They’re just another commodity to be bought and sold. So says James Ulmer, whose annual list of the pecking order of the stars known as the Ulmer Scale has become a Hollywood staple.
Scream queen reigns supreme
Jamie Lee Curtis pens children’s books that appeal to all ages
October 22, 2000
While the rest of Hollywood scrambles and stutters in response to the latest round of rebukes in the anti-blood and -gore campaign, Jamie Lee Curtis just happens to be sitting in the catbird seat. The original scream queen, who helped launch the slasher movie genre with “Halloween,” “Prom Night,” “Terror Train” and “The Fog,” now writes children’s books.
Missouri may pick next president
October 22, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The latest polling shows Vice President Al Gore and his Republican challenger, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, in a 44-44 dead heat. The electoral vote predictions bear this out, with Gore appearing to have a lock on 208 electoral votes and Bush on 209 out of the 270 needed to win.
Gore would extend gridlock
October 22, 2000
By David Broder Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. This city was the center of the political universe last week, not merely and perhaps not even mainly because it was the site of the last debate between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
More than 80 artists to participate in ArtWalk 2000
October 22, 2000
Cathy Robins, a local sculptor, is among more than 80 artists who will participate next weekend in ArtWalk 2000, a self-guided tour of artists’ studios and art galleries.
Colorado laments near-interception
October 22, 2000
By Gary Bedore Colorado’s Michael Lewis could have single-handedly ruined Kansas University’s homecoming on Saturday. He knows it. His teammates know it. The 32,600 fans in Memorial Stadium know it.
Killeen Comet (or Komet) comes through for KU
October 22, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Some people call David Winbush the Killeen Comet. Or is it the Killeen Komet? That’s Killeen for the Kansas University senior running back’s Texas hometown and Comet (or Komet) for his speed.
Witthaus paces Firebird girls
Free State qualifies both squads for state; LHS boys advance
October 22, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s Lindsey Witthaus was running down a dream Saturday morning. The sophomore cross country runner finished fourth in the Class 6A regional meet on the rolling hills of Shawnee Mission Park’s two-mile course in 12:31.54 to spark the Firebirds’ girls to a second-place finish.
Roy Laird
October 22, 2000
K-State survives Texas Tech, 28-23
Nebraska romps to 59-0 triumph over Baylor; Texas, Texas A&M claim victories
October 22, 2000
What mattered most to Jonathan Beasley wasn’t that his 15th rushing touchdown broke Kansas State’s single-season record. It’s that it came in a game where the No. 10 Wildcats needed every touchdown they could get.
Horoscopes
October 22, 2000
Halloween puts fear of failure into parents
October 22, 2000
By Dave Barry Humor columnist for the Miami Herald Halloween is coming, and you parents know what that means! It means it’s time for you to make fun and creative costumes for your kids! Otherwise you are not as good as the other parents.
Arafat wants to win, not end, conflict
October 22, 2000
By George Will Columnist for Washington Post Writers Group. Since 1948, when Israel was founded on one-sixth of 1 percent of the land carelessly called “the Arab world,” the conflict has been not about what land Israel should occupy but whether it should occupy any land.
Don’t finalize divorce until finances are settled
October 22, 2000
Seizures result in prison sentence
Impaired driver convicted, but remains free through appeal
October 22, 2000
The seizure-prone man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a traffic accident that killed a teen-age brother and sister has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison, but remains free on bond while the case is appealed.
Russian viewpoint provides new angle to history
October 22, 2000
By Erwin Seba Vladimir Pozniakov learned first hand about Soviet intelligence while a student in the mid-1960s. He knew the Soviet Union had spies. He’d read books sponsored by the infamous spy agency, the KGB.
Tests await Weseman
District head faces full agenda
October 22, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Parent Tom Erb says the Lawrence school district’s top priority should be a complete overhaul of the curriculum. Principal Jill Smith thinks the district needs to improve communication among administrators and teachers, and between the district and community.
USS Cole probe widens
October 22, 2000
The U.S. envoy to Yemen said Saturday that the hunt for the people responsible for the suicide bombing of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole was expanding but was far from reeling in any suspects in the Oct. 12 blast that killed 17 sailors and wounded 39.
Parker puts on funky Liberty Hall show
October 22, 2000
By Michael Newman “MA-CE-O…we want some MO!” And with that chant Friday night at Liberty Hall, sax and flute player, and vocalist Maceo Parker and his tight-as-a-tick band of funk veterans were coaxed back onstage to conclude a three-hour throw down before a throbbing, sweating, funked-up mix of college students and long-time Funketeers.
Riches rise from ashes
October 22, 2000
By Ralph and Terry Kovel, King Features Syndicate Smoking seems to have lost favor, but smoking accessories are hot collectibles. Lighters, cigarette packs, cigar labels, pipes, ashtrays, advertisements and cigarette boxes are just some of the many things wanted by collectors. Cigar labels and old ads sell quickly, and often for high prices.
Space shuttle prepares for return
October 22, 2000
Thrilled with their remodeling job at the international space station, Discovery’s astronauts packed up the space shuttle on Saturday for a weekend ride home. They had mixed emotions about ending their successful space station construction mission.
Fall festival attracts thousands
October 22, 2000
By Mike Belt At the age of 103 Clarence Rusk couldn’t see the Saturday crowd that lined the streets of downtown Baldwin. But he could certainly hear them clapping and cheering as he rode in an open convertible in the Maple Leaf Festival.
Chiefs hoping to slow St. Louis to a blur
October 22, 2000
All week long the Kansas City Chiefs joked about letting the grass on the Arrowhead Stadium field grow thick and high. Somebody even suggested they haul out the garden hose and wet it down to a soft, squishy mud. And why not?
Maxine Gladys Finch
October 22, 2000
Candace Pyle
October 22, 2000
Art shows how ‘Time Flies’
Nelson-Atkins exhibition includes works by Dali, Warhol, Monet and Hopper
October 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Last New Year’s Eve, people around the world lit up the sky with fireworks and made toasts to the new millennium. But partygoers were a year too early. The millennium doesn’t start until Jan. 1, 2001. The millennium confusion brings home the premise of a new exhibition, “Tempus Fugit: Time Flies,” running through Dec. 31 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. The exhibit points out that time is relative and subject to interpretation.
Bush, Gore break mold
Presidential race maps new territories
October 22, 2000
Al Gore and George W. Bush are carving up the political map and framing issues in ways unseen before this presidential campaign. Seventeen days before Election Day, polls show the Texas governor opening a lead over the vice president with a large bloc of voters undecided about a race that has defied conventional wisdom on a number of fronts.
KU defense playing with confidence
Jayhawks have allowed just 100 yards rushing, one TD in last two games
October 22, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Two games into its second season, Kansas University’s football defense has allowed just one opponent touchdown. “We’re playing with a lot of confidence,” KU senior safety Kareem High said after the Jayhawks’ 23-15 homecoming victory over Colorado on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. “We know the defense has to carry this team, and that means we have to stop them.”
Joyce Washington
October 22, 2000
Norwegian voyage brings inspiration
October 22, 2000
My first encounter with Norway was in an old atlas in our home, one that I absolutely wore out. The Norwegian coastline is still what I see first when someone says “Norway.” Then, in the third grade, our teacher played the “Peer Gynt Suite,” terrifying me with “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”
Lawrence School Board
October 22, 2000
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday District headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive
Money in memories
Lawrence’s Scrapbook Barn enters $300 million industry
October 22, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Three Lawrence women who used to gather at home to trim photos, arrange page layouts and chat about their families are taking their favorite activities to work. Karolee Kaleikini, Korianne Daboda and Jean Edwards have turned their scrapbook hobby into a business, with hopes of drawing others into a craze that has turned into a $300 million-a-year industry.
Briefly
October 22, 2000
Crime: Mother reports attempt at kidnapping her daughters Dedication: Japanese sister city group schedules Lawrence visit Housing: Planners slate comments on contested roommate issue
Fishy campaign worries official
October 22, 2000
A write-in campaign mounted by backers of having a long extinct fish declared the state fossil has raised a bit of concern for an election official. In April, Great Bend fossil expert Alan Detrich enlisted students at Jefferson Elementary School to lobby for the Xiphactinus fish, or “X-fish,” to become the official state fossil.
Ivory Coast elections likely to be tainted
October 22, 2000
Voters in this West African nation head to the polls today in a presidential election that initially was slated to bring a swift and relatively smooth transition to democracy and civilian rule. But analysts said the chances of a free and fair vote that would restore this country’s past reputation as a bastion of peace and stability seem bleak.
Strife threatens Mideast peace
Four more Palestinians killed
October 22, 2000
Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants skirmished in the roiling streets of the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday, leaving four Palestinians dead and more than 100 injured. Israel also sharply criticized Yasser Arafat, saying the Palestinian leader “brought down” the peace process.
Whiteout’ tackles tough issues of racism
English Alternative Theatre production features rare moments of acting insight
October 22, 2000
By Jan Biles Alan Newton’s new play “Whiteout” makes a bold statement about racism in the United States: Although it ranges from subtle to overt, it remains ever-present. The play, staged by English Alternative Theatre, is structured around the reunion of three high school friends at a cabin in the northern Alabama woods.
Brooklyn book just popped up
October 22, 2000
If any place can be called America’s hometown, it’s Brooklyn. So many immigrants made that New York borough their first home that today, as many as one-fourth of Americans can trace their ancestry to current or former residents of Brooklyn.
Phoenix rises
Annual awards celebrate achievement in the arts
October 22, 2000
The Phoenix Awards are presented each year by the Lawrence Arts Commission to recognize outstanding achievements in the arts in the Lawrence community.
Nation Briefs
October 22, 2000
Ohio: Three die as plane lands on highway Chicago: Vote sale Web site seeks ‘donation’ Florida: Bank robber, 80, given prison term WASHINGTON, D.C.: Navy diver honored for service
The Motley Fool
October 22, 2000
Dana College pummels Haskell, 44-13
October 22, 2000
By Levi Chronister Numerous injuries forced Haskell Indian Nations University to use inexperienced players against Dana College on Saturday at Haskell Stadium and the lack of familiarity showed in a 44-13 loss.
Clemens-Hampton matchup intriguing
Mets’ pitcher discovers fans’ intensity for Subway Series
October 22, 2000
Call it a Manhattan Moment. Mike Hampton, MVP of the National League championship series for the New York Mets and set to start Game 2 of the World Series against the New York Yankees tonight, told the story.
Too tough for Buffs, KANSAS 23, COLORADO 15
Jayhawks claim back-to-back Big 12 victories for first time since 1997
October 22, 2000
The scope of Kansas University football coach Terry Allen’s crackdown has grown again. First, Allen cracked the whip over the Jayhawks. Then he cracked down on the sideline hangers-on. On Saturday, Allen trained his guns on the KU faithful, or at least the few dozen or so who tried to tear down the goalposts after Kansas remained undefeated in its second season with a 23-15 homecoming victory over Colorado at Memorial Stadium.
Harpist, 93, won’t slow down
Lively, talented performer still loves to share her musical gifts
October 22, 2000
Lucile Lawrence showed no signs of slowing down as her nimble fingers pluck the strings of the harp, filling the air with the angelic sounds of the instrument she’s played since age 6. At age 93, she still has music to teach and to play.
Readers: Women’s liberation ruined idea of offering seats
October 22, 2000
Park or monument?
October 22, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Does Lawrence need an expensive new park to tell us who we are? Do city recreation leaders want a monument or a park? Do they want a landmark that people point to with pride or an area they actually visit and use on a regular basis?
Trends
October 22, 2000
Space-age home Expanding business A Hallo-webby party Think twice about wood heat A duel-purpose exercise
Untidy property puts resident behind bars
Rare jail sentence for blighted condition draws complaint of racism
October 22, 2000
By Joel Mathis Tony Sitting Up says he’s never committed a crime. He doesn’t drink. He doesn’t do drugs. He doesn’t “raise hell.” But the longtime school janitor and Lawrence resident is behind bars, serving 60 days at the Douglas County Jail.
Boilermakers beat Badgers in OT
October 22, 2000
Craig Terrill won’t mind the welt on his chest this week. The freshman defensive tackle blocked Vitaly Pisetsky’s 58-yard field-goal attempt in overtime and Ashante Woodyard returned it 36 yards for a touchdown as 17th-ranked Purdue beat Wisconsin, 30-24, on Saturday.
Faces and places
October 22, 2000