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October 26, 2000
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October 26, 2000
Russell losing largest employer
October 26, 2000
Chief Industries, the biggest employer in this central Kansas community, announced Wednesday it was relocating its recreational vehicle manufacturing facility from Russell to Bradshaw, Neb.
On The Record
October 26, 2000
Kenneth Hughes
October 26, 2000
Nellie Nichols
October 26, 2000
City mulls another upgrade
Clinton Water Treatment Plant may be improved next
October 26, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Having just begun work on a $40 million wastewater treatment plant, Lawrence city officials are turning their attention to the other end of the city water system.
Plea entered in corps bribery
Former Army official rigged bids for cleanup at ammunition plant in Parsons
October 26, 2000
A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project engineer pleaded guilty Wednesday to soliciting bribes from companies in return for favoritism regarding environmental cleanup and monitoring contracts.
Officials: Save vaccine for ill
October 26, 2000
A group of top public health officials urged doctors Wednesday to turn down most healthy people who want flu shots before December, because the vaccine is in short supply.
Minimum wage agreement near
October 26, 2000
After months of open partisan warfare over tax cuts, President Clinton and congressional Republicans neared agreement Wednesday on a tax relief package that would help people save for retirement, pay for long-term health care and give businesses breaks to offset the costs of a $1 minimum wage increase
Pollution worsens global warming
October 26, 2000
New evidence shows man-made pollution has “contributed substantially” to global warming and the earth is likely to get a lot hotter than previously predicted, a United Nations-sponsored panel of hundreds of scientists finds.
Football writer killed in hit-and-run accident
October 26, 2000
Steve Schoenfeld, a longtime national football writer, was killed Tuesday night by a hit-and-run driver. Schoenfeld, 45, was leaving Arizona State University when he was struck by a car while crossing four-lane Mill Avenue on the southwest corner of the campus.
Cursed’ may be living up to its name
Show’s production history indicates its planets are not aligned
October 26, 2000
It was probably not a good idea to call a sitcom “Cursed” (7:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG, TV-PG). It makes life too easy for lazy critics. Originally called “The Steven Weber Show,” this comedy vehicle has been re-titled, rewritten, revised and reworked since it was announced in May. It even has a whole new slate of producers. What it did not have as of this writing was a tape of the pilot episode available for review never a good sign.
False alarms prompt call for assistance
October 26, 2000
Someone at McCollum Residence Hall has been crying “wolf” for fire assistance, and Kansas University Public Safety officials are calling for it to stop.
Aggies sweep Jayhawks
KU dips to 3-9 in Big 12
October 26, 2000
By Christina Woods Senior outside hitter Nancy Bell isn’t sure she’ll watch the first televised Kansas women’s volleyball match of the season against Texas A&M on Fox Sports Net. The Aggies stomped Kansas Wednesday night (15-10, 15-13, 15-12) at the Horejsi Center.
Mall schools train high school students in business
October 26, 2000
A new school that opened this fall at a Jackson County mall gives students the opportunity to learn business techniques in a real-world setting. A similar school also opened this fall at Towne East Square in Wichita, Kan.
FBI investigating substance found in envelopes
October 26, 2000
Emergency vehicles surrounded an office building near Union Station late Wednesday afternoon, when two workers reported they became nauseated after opening envelopes containing an unknown substance.
NHL Roundup
October 26, 2000
The Ottawa Senators will eventually lose their first game of the season. Jani Hurme made sure that the Pittsburgh Penguins would not be the first team to beat them.
AT&T breaking into four businesses
Shares drop 13 percent
October 26, 2000
AT&T Corp. is breaking itself into smaller companies for the third time since 1984, scrapping its vision of one-stop shopping for communications services and dismantling a telephone and cable TV empire that took three years and more than $100 billion to build.
Robin Overbaugh
October 26, 2000
DST in talks for Sallie Mae
Firm would buy Lawrence center, offer jobs to 300 workers
October 26, 2000
By Mark Fagan A Kansas City financial services company is in negotiations to buy Sallie Mae’s loan servicing center in Lawrence, a deal that would include offers of employment for the center’s 300 employees.
X-fish’ write-in campaign called off
Fossil expert doesn’t want to add to cost of tabulating election results
October 26, 2000
The man who wants to have a long extinct fish declared the state fossil said he would end his write-in campaign if the candidates he was targeting support his effort.
Candidate withdraws after record scrutinized
October 26, 2000
A candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives withdrew from the race after questions over claims he made about his education. Republican John D. Randolph was running against Democratic incumbent Judy Showalter of Winfield in the 78th District.
Sing low, sweet Cheerios
October 26, 2000
Breakfast is about to hit a high note. General Mills has joined forces with GetMusic, an online music Web site, to offer eight CD compilations with the purchase of one of 20 brands of cereal.
AG: Most farm ponds exempt from EPA rules
Stovall heeds advice, issues new legal opinion
October 26, 2000
Most farm ponds in Kansans aren’t subject to regulation under federal law, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall says. Stovall has issued a legal opinion on one of the most contentious issues of new water quality standards proposed for Kansas by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Lawrence judge gets promotion
Tacha to be chief judge of 10th Circuit
October 26, 2000
By Joel Mathis A former Kansas University administrator will become the chief judge of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Deanell R. Tacha will take the reins of the Denver-based court in January, replacing Judge Stephanie Seymour at the head of the 16-judge panel that hears appellate cases in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming, plus those portions of the Yellowstone National Park extending into Montana and Idaho.
O’Neill breaks out of slump
But veteran outfielder’s career with Yankees might be coming to close after eight seasons
October 26, 2000
For weeks, Paul O’Neill seemed like a ghost in the Yankees’ clubhouse and at the plate. He dressed quietly in his corner and swung quietly in games. He wore a pained expression and looked distant, and you didn’t know if it was from his hip injury or the insult he felt when he came out for a pinch hitter or the insecurity that must be roiling inside about his uncertain future.
Rural business policy OK’d
County to require registration of home-based businesses
October 26, 2000
By Joy Ludwig For the first time in Douglas County history, owners of any rural home-based business will be required to register with the county. Business owners will have until Jan. 31, 2001, to register their businesses under a resolution county commissioners approved Wednesday. Once their firms are registered, business owners will be issued a 12-month permit that must be renewed annually.
World Briefs
October 26, 2000
More than 75 aboard Russian plane in crash President orders army confined to barracks
Jackson used to logging many minutes
Kansas University senior point guard played last season despite nagging ankle injury
October 26, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Every year that she has played point guard for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, Jennifer Jackson has been told some relief is on the way. Now she finally believes it.
Ivory Coast ousts ruler
October 26, 2000
Tens of thousands of Ivorians backed by paramilitary police and dissident troops drove the military ruler, Gen. Robert Guei, from power Wednesday, permitting a return to civilian rule in this influential nation in West Africa.
National Briefs
October 26, 2000
Democrats say Nader could cause Bush win NRA spends almost $1 million to help Bush National Park Service may allow burning Aid bill finances debt relief for poor countries
Poll says voters uneasy about Gore, Bush
Swing voters may still change minds about candidates, researchers say
October 26, 2000
Voters are generally satisfied with the country’s direction but uneasy about presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush, part of the reason polls are still seesawing so close to Election Day.
Kansas to play host to two swim meets
October 26, 2000
Kansas University’s swim teams will face double-barreled action today and Friday. The Jayhawks’ men’s and women’s teams will tangle with Texas A&M in dual meets at 3 p.m. today at Robinson Natatorium.
$1 million returned in stolen schools funds
Education secretary says all missing finances eventually to be recovered
October 26, 2000
Asked by Congress to explain a pair of theft schemes at his agency, Education Secretary Richard Riley said Wednesday more than half the $3 million taken this year has been recovered.
Linebacker commits to KU
Royal Valley’s Henry high on Jayhawks
October 26, 2000
Justin Henry, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound linebacker from Royal Valley High, has orally committed to Kansas University’s football team.
U.S. posts targeted for attacks
Earlier warning ignored, Republican senators charge
October 26, 2000
U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf states of Bahrain and Qatar were placed on high alert during the weekend because U.S. officials got wind of plans for terrorist attacks on multiple targets in both countries, a senior defense official said Wednesday.
County makes flu vaccines available to high-risk groups
October 26, 2000
By Amber Stuever Those at high risk for the flu virus may be able to breathe easier knowing that they can be vaccinated as early as today. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received a portion of the 7,000 vaccination doses ordered and will begin administering shots to high-risk groups immediately, said Elaine Houston, Health Department registered nurse.
Educators hope to learn at east-side school
Former superintendent to examine problems, make recommendations for improvement
October 26, 2000
By Tim Carpenter A traditionally low-performing and rundown east-side school will be the target of a comprehensive study aimed at fixing the problems. Results of the study, which will be conducted by former Lawrence Supt. Dan Neuenswander, could serve as a model for improving other city schools. “I’m looking forward to working with the staff there,” Neuenswander, of Baldwin, said Wednesday. “To any extent that I can, I’d be glad to assist.”
State Brief
October 26, 2000
Airline passenger pleads to assault
Jayhawks hope to finish strong
KU needs to win two of its final four football games to qualify for postseason bowl
October 26, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Just weeks ago Kansas University’s football team had all but abandoned hope for reaching the postseason. Now the Jayhawks are getting picky about which bowl they’d like to attend. Keep in mind, KU still needs to win half of its final four games just to become bowl-eligible, and two of those final four games will come against top-25 teams.
Pigs run wild on I-70 after rig overturns
October 26, 2000
A tractor-trailer hauling 980 pigs overturned Tuesday on Interstate 70 when it took a turn too fast, Kansas City Police said.
Three points
October 26, 2000
Be neighborly
October 26, 2000
World focuses on Congress
October 26, 2000
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group The ambassador’s attention wilted a few questions into a discussion of the presidential race. “For my country it doesn’t matter much whether Bush or Gore wins. The big question for us is who controls the House. Trade, military aid and other parts of foreign policy vital to us would look very different under Richard Gephardt than under Dennis Hastert.”
Old Home Town - 40 and 100 years ago today
October 26, 2000
Happy ending
October 26, 2000
Flood drill shows KC its weaknesses
Communication at root of city’s problem, emergency management director says
October 26, 2000
The city can predict floods, but it needs to do a better job of communicating critical information when they occur, the Kansas City emergency management director says. In a flood drill earlier this month, crews met their goals for responding, but emergency manager Mike Karl said more needed to be done to prevent the loss of lives that accompanied the Oct. 4, 1998, flood of Brush Creek.
Visiting sister
October 26, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Lawrence is celebrating a decade of sister city ties to Hiratsuka, Japan.
Late-inning situations
October 26, 2000
Major League Baseball might as well hang a sign on the World Series that says: NO KIDS ALLOWED. You see, all the World Series games are being played at night again this year. That means kids baseball’s future fans are getting shut out.
Voting counts
October 26, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The Kids Voting program is a good way for the community to share the value of voting with local children.
Flag power
Drivers stop, go when flagmen say so
October 26, 2000
Each week during the Winston Cup season, Jimmy Howell has what easily can be described as the best view in racing. Whether it be the tense, fender-banging action at the half-mile track at Martinsville, Va., or a pack of 43 cars in a draft powering by at nearly 200 mph on the high banks of Talladega, Howell gets an up-close view of the action.
Giving folk a facelift
Dar Williams tries not to anger her muse when writing
October 26, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Dar Williams never gets tired of touring. “Every tour is different,” says the Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter.
Seven Questions with Poe
October 26, 2000
By Jon Niccum It’s been five years since Poe released her debut album “Hello,” but it might as well have been 25 years. In the half-decade that has lapsed, strong, cutting-edge female artists such as Poe, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Liz Phair have been replaced by navel-flaunting teenyboppers more concerned with choreography than songwriting.
Sooners, Huskers will finally play important game
Surprise may be in store for K-State
October 26, 2000
Nebraska-Oklahoma, Oklahoma-Nebraska. Either way, college football has one of its best rivalries back and it arrives at just the right time the Cornhuskers (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) are No. 1, the Sooners (6-0, 3-0) are No. 3, and both teams are talking national championship.
Duke players passed virus to FSU
Study in New England Journal of Medicine is first case of disease transmission in a sports event
October 26, 2000
College football players sick with food poisoning transmitted the virus to the opposing team on the field in the first documented case of its kind in sports, researchers say. The Duke players vomited in the locker room and on the sidelines during the Sept. 19, 1998, game against Florida State, which they lost 62-13.
Bruins tab Keenan coach
Boston gives boot to Burns, turns to disciplinarian
October 26, 2000
The Boston Bruins fired head coach Pat Burns on Wednesday. Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Bruins turned to the ever-volcanic Mike Keenan.
House calls on Palestinians to stop Mideast violence
October 26, 2000
The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday condemning Palestinians for the violence with Israel despite warnings that it would “inflame passions” and undermine the U.S. role as a broker for regional peace.
Mideast ponders peace
Renewal of talks possible, opponents indicate
October 26, 2000
Israeli and Palestinian troop commanders met at U.S. insistence Wednesday to try to pave the way for a truce, and relative calm prevailed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: No one was killed in clashes for the first time in a week despite sporadic exchanges of gunfire.
Country music moves from rural to suburban themes
October 26, 2000
Country music isn’t usually associated with serious messages. In fact, one songwriter, the late Steve Goodman, parodied its stereotypical themes by penning a stanza that included every country cliche: “Well, I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison/And I went to pick her up in the rain/But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck/She got runned over by a damned old train.”
Lion gymnasts advance
October 26, 2000
Lawrence High placed third Wednesday at the gymnastics regional at Olathe South to qualify for state. LHS, led by Molly Hoss, finished with 100.5 points. Hoss finished fifth in the all-around with 34.85 points.
Haskell instructor tapped for literary prize
American Indian poet to be awarded $35,000 for writing excellence
October 26, 2000
By Jan Biles A Haskell Indian Nations University English instructor will be named today as a recipient of the $35,000 Whiting Writers’ Award, given annually since 1985 to emerging writers considered to have exceptional talent and promise.
Arts notes
October 26, 2000
Wood carvers gather at mall Haunted house tour in Atchison
World and National Briefs
October 26, 2000
Kostunica promises new era, meets U.S. ambassador to U.N. First bodies of victims removed from sunken Russian sub American accused of spy spying denies he gathered data for U.S. United pilots ratify contract
Burning Spear’ put reggae on fire
October 26, 2000
By Geoff Harkness Jamaican reggae legend Burning Spear and his Burning Band dropped into The Bottleneck Tuesday for a night of roots rock and rhythm. The 60-something Spear (born Winston Rodney) has been touring the world, presenting his politically charged brand of reggae to enthusiastic crowds, for more than 30 years. All that experience paid off handsomely Tuesday.
23-year-old charged with sexual battery
October 26, 2000
Police arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of sneaking into a woman’s darkened bedroom when she was expecting her boyfriend and having a sexual encounter with her.
R.L. Stine is ready to strike fear into the hearts of children again
October 26, 2000
When R.L. Stine sits down in his plush black desk chair to write, next to a model skeleton sporting sunglasses and beneath shelves packed with his best-selling books, he has just one thing on his mind terrifying millions of young children.
Earnhardt Jr. still in slump
Rookie driver fading fast
October 26, 2000
Dale Earnhardt Jr. rode onto the Winston Cup scene on an eight-horse hitch of Clydesdales. Now, as his rookie season comes to a close, he’s limping away. A five-month slump and a propensity to party too much has taught NASCAR’s newest golden boy that not everything is easy.
Broken leg won’t stop Schumacher this week
Top Fuel dragster remains in hunt
October 26, 2000
A broken left leg won’t keep NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher from trying to compete this weekend in Baytown, Texas.
Pensive de Ferran trying to avoid overanalysis
October 26, 2000
Deep thinker Gil de Ferran is known on the CART circuit as “Professor.” The 33-year-old Brazilian is always seeking knowledge, testing theories, evaluating situations. But even de Ferran realizes too much analysis can hurt his performance.
Calendar
October 26, 2000
Recalling a ‘Town on the Plains’
Junction City photos provide glimpse of the past
October 26, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near A rare photo collection is opening doors to the past with its images of life in 19th-century Kansas.
Spooktacular tales
Seem-To-Be Players put on plays for children
October 26, 2000
By Jan Biles Halloween is the Seem-To-Be Players’ favorite time of year. This season the professional children’s theater company has resurrected an old favorite for its double creature feature.
Movie lists
October 26, 2000
Shades of Gray’ goes international
Lawrence filmmaker explores bigotry with new documentaries
October 26, 2000
By Dan Lybarger “I’m not getting much sleep these days,” says Lawrence-based filmmaker Tim DePaepe. “I’m to the point where I have to make an appointment to take myself out to dinner.” With one project in the works and his documentary “Shades of Gray” making its international debut, the director has reason to be tired.
Dog eat dog world
October 26, 2000
By Jon Niccum Those who have casually witnessed the televised dog shows on ESPN often wonder what the pets’ masters are like when the cameras aren’t rolling. Are they pamperers, disciplinarians, buddies or just plain freaks?
Paintings reflect artist
May Bernofsky to participate in ArtWalk 2000
October 26, 2000
By Jan Biles May Bernofsky’s paintings at first glance seem childlike. But they also reflect her spirit, what’s going on around her and what she’s read.
Spears is no second fiddle
Artist overcomes tragedy, celebrates career
October 26, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Billy Spears’ life story would make a powerhouse country song. The consummate Lawrence fiddle player has sawed his bow at fairgrounds and festivals and clubs and taverns for more than four decades, and he isn’t about to hang up the instrument.
PBS looks at birth in America
Born in the U.S.A.’ destroys stereotypes of childbirth
October 26, 2000
Murphy Brown is about to give birth, and it’s not a pretty picture. She’s writhing in pain, she’s angry and she’s taking it out on a hospital room full of friends and medical staff.
Friend’s son doesn’t make pleasant playmate
October 26, 2000
Chief seeks public support
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce hears details of $60 million proposal
October 26, 2000
By Mark Fagan Dee Ketchum has the $60 million he needs to build a casino, hotel and convention center near Lawrence Municipal Airport. Now he’s looking for public support. “We’re not going to come if the majority of people in Lawrence don’t want us to come,” said Ketchum, chief of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, based in Bartlesville, Okla.
Push is on for lottery’s renewal
Business groups point to need for economic development funds
October 26, 2000
Two business groups announced Wednesday that they had formed a coalition to lobby legislators to reauthorize the Kansas Lottery, which provides millions of dollars in economic development funds each year.
KU lobbies to block animal research rules
October 26, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University was part of an effort by academic medical centers across the country to successfully lobby for a halt to new federal regulations that would have required researchers to describe in greater detail experiments involving mice, rats and birds.
GOP stumps the old way
Republican leaders get on the bus for ‘Kansas Victory Tour 2000’
October 26, 2000
By Mike Belt Riding Wednesday in the same “Straight Talk Express” tour bus used earlier this year by presidential candidate John McCain, Kansas Republican leaders made Ottawa their first stop on an old-fashioned campaign stumping tour.
Ballot questions
October 26, 2000
Horoscopes
October 26, 2000
Witch’ bored
Sequel to popular indie flick is horrific failure
October 26, 2000
By Loey Lockerby “The Blair Witch Project” was the love-it-or-hate-it movie of 1999. To its detractors, it was an amateurish bore, the ultimate triumph of hype over substance. To its fans, it was a fascinating example of minimalist horror, the kind of film that trusted its viewers to use their imaginations instead of wallowing in cheap shocks and gore. In the end, the fans apparently outnumbered the naysayers although it cost less than $100,000 to make, “Blair Witch” has, to date, raked in more than $200 million.
Hearing slated for troubled casino
Station Casino to defend itself before Missouri regulators in influence-buying case
October 26, 2000
Station Casino will have another chance to defend itself against allegations that a former company lawyer used his influence with a Missouri Gaming Commission official to help secure licenses.
Crime Stoppers
October 26, 2000
Lenn D. Barnes and Don M. Gibler are the featured fugitives for Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County Most Wanted in October.
A sour note
October 26, 2000
By Dylan Hilpman, Special to the Journal-World Kenny was nervous. The attic had been sealed tight for more than 30 years, and the stories about what was behind the locked door were plenty. What Kenny knew about the mysterious attic came from his sister, Jody: One night long ago, a scream was heard from the attic. Man or woman no one really knew; dead or alive no one really knew. Why the door was sealed no one really knew.
Recruit’s mother likes to browse Net
Langford’s mom knows her hoops
October 26, 2000
By Gary Bedore Want to know what’s happening in the recruitment of Texas high school senior shooting guard Keith Langford? “You can look on the Internet for little hints, innuendoes,” Charlene Taylor, mother of the 6-foot-4, 195-pound blue-chipper out of Crowley High in Crowley, Texas, said Wednesday, good-naturedly.
Dam’s stability steeped in doubt
October 26, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood Without a nearly million-dollar repair, the Bowersock Dam’s days may be numbered. It’s not likely to be washing away tomorrow, an engineer told Lawrence city commissioners Wednesday. But he added a warning. “I can’t tell you how many tomorrows are left,” said Michael Orth, project manager with Black & Veatch, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering firm.
KU alumnus had questions for everyone
Sudden death of CBS Sportsline reporter shocking to colleagues
October 26, 2000
By Chuck Woodling I never asked Steve Schoenfeld if he customarily called someone just before he went to sleep or began dialing his cell phone right after he arose in the morning. I’m sure he did, though. Schoenfeld would call me while he was eating breakfast. He would phone me from airports, arenas, stadiums. Once last summer he even called me while he was vacationing in Vancouver.
Demeanor should matter
October 26, 2000
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Clawed by such questions or are they genuflections? from the tigers of the media, Al Gore knows his message is getting through. It is getting through the media in their role as his campaign’s megaphones. The distilled essence of his campaign is:
Briefcase
October 26, 2000
Financial leaders end talks with ideas, but no solutions Nortel pulls down Nasdaq PlayStation2 makes American debut today Stock markets discourage home buyers in September
Hillary an inkblot test for America
October 26, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group We’ve heard Hillary Rodham Clinton called a lot of things since she burst onto the national scene nearly a decade ago. But the most revealing label was Rorschach test, from columnist Frank Rich in the Times Sunday magazine in June 1993.
Tire cases to be heard in Indianapolis
Federal lawsuits consolidated to streamline evidence process
October 26, 2000
Federal lawsuits filed against Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. for its recalled tires will be combined before an Indianapolis judge to make evidence gathering more efficient, a federal judicial panel has ruled.
CD Reviews
October 26, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
October 26, 2000
Regents begin work on state budget issue Extension council to have elections Fiber artists to show works at Bay Leaf Program to provide coats, blankets to needy Pilot Club slates antique show, sale
News Briefs
October 26, 2000
Temporary OK for biotech corn sought to avoid supply tie-ups Search called off in flash flooding Mayo Clinic researchers develop noninvasive colon cancer test
LHS soccer to meet Leavenworth tonight
October 26, 2000
Lawrence High, a 2-1 winner over Emporia on Tuesday, will meet Leavenworth at 7 tonight at Youth Sports Inc. fields in regional soccer.
Special teams emphasized at Baker
October 26, 2000
By Chuck Woodling John Frangoulis excused himself and ran onto the practice field. “I’ll be back in about 10 minutes,” said Frangoulis, now in his fifth season as Baker University’s head football coach.
NBA fines T-Wolves $3.5 million
Minnesota loses five first-round draft picks in penalty for Smith case
October 26, 2000
NBA commissioner David Stern came down hard on the Minnesota Timberwolves for their secret salary agreement with Joe Smith, taking five first-round draft picks away from the team and fining them $3.5 million.
Daily Ticker
October 26, 2000
Briefly
October 26, 2000
‘Blair Witch Project’ to haunt Potter Lake this weekend KU students to protest conflict in Middle East Baker University receives challenge grant for library KU Med Center to announce donors for new brain center
Field debris is rocket’s ‘space junk’
Friday the 13th sky show mystery solved with discovery of Russian satellite’s fragments
October 26, 2000
Locals report mysterious sightings, streaks of bright lights and plumes of smoke zooming through sky. A central Kansas farmer finds flattened and charred chunks of debris. This isn’t science fiction.
Jeter’s drives jolt Mets Yankees 3, Mets 2
Shortstop hits homer, triple as Yanks take 3-1 lead in World Series
October 26, 2000
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees wasted no time sending a message: first pitch, first inning, home run. Jeter led off with a drive over the left-field fence and the Yankees led the rest of the way, beating the New York Mets, 3-2, Wednesday night in Game 4 to move within one victory of their third straight World Series championship.
People, Faces & Things
October 26, 2000