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Lawrence Briefs
October 28, 2000
Saturday Nite’s Main Event to have haunted house Department asks residents to check smoke alarms Award-winning reporter to sign copies of book Nobel winner speaks at peace gathering
Father sentenced in poisoning
14-year term handed down
October 28, 2000
A man who poisoned his pre-teen daughters by putting antifreeze in their orange juice was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. Donald P. Ayres was convicted July 21 on two counts each of child abuse and of child endangerment.
On the record
October 28, 2000
Cybercrime proposals raise concern
October 28, 2000
Critics of a proposed international cybercrime treaty voiced fears Friday that it might allow governments to “wire tap” information passing along the Internet and hamper companies from testing their own security systems.
World Briefs
October 28, 2000
Two charged in 1985 jet bombing Yugoslavia applies for membership White tiger cub dies in zoo
Ship attack focus turns to bin Laden
October 28, 2000
Osama bin Laden, the exiled Saudi suspected of masterminding terrorist plots around the Middle East, has emerged as a prime focus of the investigation into the USS Cole bombing, but several American officials say investigators have no hard evidence he directed it.
NFL Briefs
October 28, 2000
Five jurors selected in Carruth murder trial Gilbert fined $5,000 for violating dress code Ex-QB Brodie regaining movement on right side George questionable
Prayers followed by violence
4 Palestinians killed, more than 150 injured in ‘day of rage’
October 28, 2000
Palestinians poured out of mosques after midday prayers Friday and clashed with Israeli troops in violence that left four Palestinians dead, more than 150 injured and clouds of smoke and tear gas over cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Burns seeks another job
October 28, 2000
His latest NHL coaching job ended just eight games into his fourth season, but fired Boston Bruins coach Pat Burns says he is already eager to get back behind the bench.
Klesla sent to Brampton
October 28, 2000
Defenseman Rostislav Klesla, the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets’ first draft choice, was assigned Friday to Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League.
People, faces & things
October 28, 2000
Mets pass on parade
October 28, 2000
A euphoric Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was still riding a Yankee high.
Mets in for winter of tough choices
October 28, 2000
The New York Mets head into the offseason secure in the knowledge that they are capable of winning the World Series yet facing an uncertain future.
Not much hope for ‘Lucky Numbers’
October 28, 2000
“Lucky Numbers” almost hits zero. This miscalculated comedy makes you long for the sustained insanity of the Coen Brothers or the witty irreverence of Billy Wilder. Instead we have a movie that drips with condescension.
Aging Yankees have decisions to make
Ten of New York’s 25 players could file for free agency during offseason
October 28, 2000
George Steinbrenner had the painters ready. The sun had just risen on the morning after the Yankees’ third straight World Series championship, and workers at the team’s training complex in Tampa., Fla., quickly were adding “2000” to two large signs listing the 25 previous title years.
Local Briefs
October 28, 2000
Little League titles to go on line Sunday Kansas golfers in sixth place LHS to meet Blue Valley North
Reports indicate economy is slowing
October 28, 2000
The U.S. economy slowed dramatically in the summer. It slowed to a 2.7 percent growth rate, less than half the pace of the previous quarter, as American businesses and the federal government cut back on spending and home construction dropped sharply.
World Company hires online general manager
October 28, 2000
Bernie Re is ready to change the world, all through integration of print, cable and online media. Re started this month as online general manager for The World Company, a Lawrence-based communications operation that owns the Journal-World, Sunflower Cablevision and other area media outlets.
Stocks rally after wild week
Economic report, JDS Uniphase earnings prompt rally
October 28, 2000
Stocks ended a turbulent week on an upbeat note Friday as healthy earnings from JDS Uniphase and a benign reading of economic growth touched off a rally in major technology shares and blue chips.
What a body!
October 28, 2000
“We spare no expense in maintaining that fine-tuned instrument known as the female body.”
Olive oil is ancient healer
October 28, 2000
One of your readers des-cribed how eating hot salsa gave her relief from psoriasis. My solution is a little different, but equally unusual. I suffered from scalp psoriasis for years. This skin condition is hereditary in my family, and the scales covered my entire head.
Belly up to the health bars: Look beneath the wrappers
October 28, 2000
Those allegedly healthful snack bars that now compete with candy bars as impulse buys at checkout counters may not always be as good as they suggest.
Education is key to reducing SIDS
October 28, 2000
By Kim Hall It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, many parents can’t seem to wake up from this bad dream. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of 3,000 babies under the age of 1 every year in the United States.
Be aware of CO risks, precautions
October 28, 2000
Here are some important precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
KU Loses but earns Big 12 bid
October 28, 2000
Kansas University soccer team lost its regular season finale, 4-1, Friday to Missouri, but an Iowa State loss to Nebraska cemented the Jayhawks’ spot in the Big 12 Tournament.
Club News
October 28, 2000
Scouting News
October 28, 2000
Engagements
October 28, 2000
Anniversaries
October 28, 2000
Pierce eager to focus on season
Former Kansas standout recovered from stabbing, ready for Celtics’ opener
October 28, 2000
The fist came from behind, knocking Paul Pierce to the floor. The bottle hit his head. The knife plunged into his chest and struck his lung. The picture painted by prosecutors shows a rich, healthy athlete transformed into a bloody victim of a nightclub attack after midnight. There was fear that Paul Pierce, just 22, had made his last basket.
Weddings
October 28, 2000
Lions headed to state
Fullback McAnderson rushes for 149 yards as LHS trips Trojans
October 28, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus If Lawrence High keeps it up, PlayStation 2 might need to model a football video game after the Lions and call it Domination 2000. Lawrence High steamrolled through district, capped by a 41-19 romp of Topeka on Friday night at Haskell Stadium to qualify for the Class 6A state playoffs.
New suit filed in Thomas crash case
Family of deceased friend sues linebacker’s insurance carriers
October 28, 2000
The family of a man who died in the accident that also caused the death of Derrick Thomas filed a lawsuit Friday against two insurance companies that carried the late Kansas City Chiefs star’s vehicle policies.
Kochs end family feud
Wealthy sons likely to settle oil-buying case
October 28, 2000
A truce is apparently at hand in the long-running feud among the wealthy sons of Koch Industries’ founder. After years of legal fighting, the siblings are talking peace in light of a pending settlement in a federal oil-buying case in Tulsa.
Ridge is top Bush cheerleader
October 28, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News The 2,000 whooping faithful were on their feet waving their Bush cowboy hats and Bush placards and American flags the moment Tom Ridge yelled, “Introducing the next president of the United States, George W. Bush!” In the giddy bedlam, the two men exchanged confident grins.
William Halleran Jr.
October 28, 2000
Beeghley services
October 28, 2000
William Tyler
October 28, 2000
Lawrence resident found guilty in armed robberies
October 28, 2000
By Mike Belt A Lawrence man charged in connection with a string of armed robberies waived his right to a trial Friday and was found guilty on two counts by a Douglas County District Court judge.
Musical note
October 28, 2000
Our signature?
October 28, 2000
Swing voters hold election reins
October 28, 2000
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate At this late date in the campaign, three out of four voters have not simply made their presidential choice, but those choices are fixed in cement. Only one out of four voters says that her presidential vote is still up for grabs, not yet firmly anchored.
A winning plan
October 28, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Focusing on challenges at one local elementary school may produce ideas for improving not only that school but others in the Lawrence district. The plan for a former school superintendent to study one of the city’s lowest-performing elementary schools and make recommendations for its improvement is a winner in many respects.
Briefly
October 28, 2000
KBI to receive $2 million to fight methamphetamine Radio program to focus on Kansas meth problems Committee to develop plan to insure all Kansans
Police investigate shooting
Resident in critical condition after gunshots lead to car accident
October 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence man was in critical condition Friday at a Kansas City-area hospital following a Thursday night shooting and car accident. The 27-year-old man suffered head injuries and a bullet wound during Thursday’s incident. Police would not say where he is hospitalized. “The bullet wound is not the most serious of his injuries,” Lawrence Police Det. M.T. Brown said.
Artist’s Cuban rose about to bloom
Stan Herd hopes to complete landscape honoring poet in December
October 28, 2000
By Mike Shields Lawrence artist Stan Herd’s response to Cuba was “primal,” said a friend who went to the island with him. “Stan was floored. I don’t really have a good adjective to capture all the feelings that seemed to be going through him,” said Bob Augelli.
Injuries to line make Kansas State’s offense struggle
October 28, 2000
The depth of Kansas State’s offensive line was a concern for coach Bill Snyder from the beginning of the season.
Baylor hopes to snap 0-for-October scoring skid
October 28, 2000
Forget winning games. Baylor would just like to score some points before October ends.
Dime shines for KU
Defensive backs Ivey, Jordan eager for Tech’s aerial circus
October 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University’s football losing streak stopped on a dime. Literally. Two games ago, the Jayhawks debuted a new “dime” defensive package. Two games ago, the Jayhawks snapped a two-game losing streak and started a two-game winning sizz. Coincidence? Maybe.
Women give Bush lead in most polls
October 28, 2000
Republican George W. Bush had an edge in most national polls in the presidential race by week’s end with a boost from closing the gap among women voters. This is a group Democrat Al Gore needs to win the election, and they have shifted from backing the vice president by a double-digit margin to splitting evenly between Bush and Gore.
Nader’s ‘clean-up crew’ coming to KU Monday
October 28, 2000
A performance group known as Ralph Nader’s Corporate Influence Clean-up Crew on Monday will visit Kansas University.
Carnahan campaign still alive and well
October 28, 2000
Sue Weber supported Mel Carnahan for Senate. She still does, even after his death in a plane crash nearly two weeks ago. “He was a great man,” said Weber, whose commitment to vote for the late Democratic governor drew a smile and shake of the head Friday from Larry Weber, her husband of 35 years.
Court rejects beer ruling
Agent had sound reason to believe drinker was minor, justices say
October 28, 2000
By Joel Mathis Douglas County prosecutors praised a Kansas Supreme Court decision Friday that will allow them to prosecute a Kansas University student on underage drinking charges. “I’m pleased the court agreed with the state’s position,” Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said.
Report urges international strategy to prepare for El Ni
October 28, 2000
The time to get ready for the next El Nis now, before that disruptive weather event returns, a panel of United Nations scientists says.
Ohio revamps paternity, child support laws
October 28, 2000
A new state law that took effect Friday allows a man to sue to end his child support payments if genetic testing proves he is not the father.
Hospital announces brain disease risk
October 28, 2000
A patient who died after brain surgery had an incurable disease that may have been spread to eight other patients through tainted instruments, hospital officials said.
What? Makar leave?
Labonte’s crew chief laughs about rumors he’ll depart
October 28, 2000
Jimmy Makar just laughs when people mention the rumor that he will leave his job as crew chief for Bobby Labonte if the team wins the Winston Cup championship.
Olajuwon may return next year
Houston center had planned to retire after this season
October 28, 2000
Hakeem Olajuwon is feeling so good heading into what is supposed to be his final NBA season that he might keep right on playing.
Haskell hoping to halt losing streak today against Lincoln
October 28, 2000
If Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team is going to brake its skid, today will almost certainly have to be the day.
Baker, Benedictine to battle
Two Heart of America Conference powerhouses undefeated
October 28, 2000
Time was when Baker University’s natural football rival was William Jewell. Then Benedictine joined the Heart of America Conference.
NABC to launch pregame program at KU exhibition
October 28, 2000
The National Association of Basketball Coaches, in conjunction with KU’s athletics department, will launch “One Nation, One Flag, One People” before the tip-off of the KU-California All-Stars exhibition next Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Vaughn supplies support
Former Jayhawk point guard has been surrogate coach for Hinrich
October 28, 2000
By Bill Mayer Both have played point guard for the Kansas basketball team and each is facing a highly formative season sophomore Kirk Hinrich at Kansas and fourth-year man Jacque Vaughn with the professional Utah Jazz.
Paper sues for info on Knight
October 28, 2000
A newspaper is suing Indiana University to force the school to release its records related to the firing of basketball coach Bob Knight.
Buffs favored to win league crowns
Big 12 cross country
October 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Today could be a red-letter day for Colorado University cross country. The Buffs are favored to win both the Big 12 men’s and women’s team titles on their home course in Boulder, Colo.
Flesch first in Florida
Woods looms two shots back
October 28, 2000
Steve Flesch holds a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods at the National Car Rental Classic. Flesch, the PGA Tour rookie of the year in 1998 but still searching for his first victory, had a 7-under 65 Friday on another ideal afternoon for tourists and golfers. He was at 128, which tied the Disney record set by Tim Simpson in 1990.
Chenowith a media hit
Kansas University senior likes to talk, but not about ‘the bad things’
October 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith isn’t asking to be remeasured. But, for what it’s worth, the big fella agrees with a media observer who suggested he’s taller than 7-foot-1 his listed height on Kansas University’s men’s basketball roster.
Voters decide
October 28, 2000
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 28, 2000
Nader vote may swing high court
October 28, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is filling halls with a thousand people willing to pay $10 to hear his harangue against the “Republicrats,” his derisive name for the centrist pose adopted by the two major parties’ presidential candidates.
Applewhite on verge of Texas records
Longhorns’ QB needs 16 completions, 126 yards for two more marks
October 28, 2000
Major Applewhite is the red-headed kid from Louisiana whose teammates had their doubts about him and whose coach wondered whether he could recover from a knee injury.
Pig flies; passengers complain
Hog goes wild aboard US Airways flight
October 28, 2000
When pigs fly … they fly first class. At least, that’s the service one pampered porker received last week aboard a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Seattle.
Brown finally found a home in Philadelphia
October 28, 2000
Larry Brown knew he was about to get the call he’d always wanted. Now he didn’t want to answer the phone.
NHL Roundup
Buffalo nudges Leafs; Devils, Canes tie, 3-3
October 28, 2000
Erik Rasmussen poked in a rebound with 5:21 left for his second goal in two games as Buffalo downed Toronto 2-1 Friday night.
Moon feeling frisky at age of 43
Chiefs’ backup quarterback relishes chance to get on field
October 28, 2000
A proud man with much to be proud of. That’s Warren Moon. Entering the 17th season of his distinguished NFL career, no active quarterback had thrown for as many yards (49,117) or touchdowns (290).
Hackers break into Microsoft
FBI investigating ‘act of espionage’
October 28, 2000
The FBI opened an investigation Friday into a break-in by hackers who penetrated Microsoft’s computer system and got a look at its closely guarded and ultravaluable software blueprints.
Around and About
October 28, 2000
Firebirds win finale
October 28, 2000
By Robert Sinclair The first defensive touchdown in Free State High football history is going to leave a lasting impression. FSHS junior fullback/linebacker Walker Douglas returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to clinch a 28-13 season-ending victory for the Firebirds on Friday night at Leavenworth’s Abeles Field.
Heupel, Crouch geared for showdown
October 28, 2000
Heady QB makes Sooners fly Husker master of option
Global warming prompts armadillos to head north
Sightings of armored animal on the rise in Kansas
October 28, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood As with most invasions, the great armadillo invasion of Douglas County has had casualties. “We heard the thump underneath our car,” said Jason Wolvington of his ‘dillo encounter this spring. Wolvington, visitor services manager at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum, said he saw something in the road late at night near Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive.
Philadelphia teachers call strike
October 28, 2000
Philadelphia’s teachers called a strike Friday afternoon for the first time since 1981 in a move that could disrupt classes for 210,000 students on Monday if an agreement isn’t reached during the weekend.
NBA loaded out West; East is least
Several of league’s top big men moved to Western Conference during offseason
October 28, 2000
The NBA looks like two leagues now, the A-league known as the Western Conference and the rec league known as the East.
Briefcase
October 28, 2000
Textbook publisher to buy Harcourt General Compaq battery pack is possible fire hazard Deutsche deal clears legislative hurdle Verizon lacks evidence to back long-distance deal
Orchards deal back on course
Missed payment cancels pact, but late check extends option for golf course
October 28, 2000
By Mark Fagan A housing developer’s plan to buy a struggling Lawrence golf course is back in the fairway after landing in the financial rough earlier this week. A Shawnee development group remains atop the leaderboard for buying the Orchards Executive Golf Course, 3000 W. 15th, owner Ed White said. The group’s leader delivered a check Friday to keep the option in effect.
4-H News
October 28, 2000
Congress OKs budget bill despite veto threat
October 28, 2000
Locked in a furious budget showdown just days from the election, President Clinton and Republicans battled over tax cuts, immigration and school aid Friday even as bargainers sought middle ground on their disputes.
Five more die in Ebola outbreak
October 28, 2000
Five more people died of the Ebola virus during a 24-hour period, including a nurse who fell ill after treating patients, health officials said Friday. The death toll from Ebola now stands at 68 in northern Uganda.
Baseball Briefs
October 28, 2000
Braves exercise option on Smoltz, not Joyner Mathews moved out of intensive care again Sox assistant GM Evans steps down Hacker takes whack at Yankees’ Web site
Ghosts play on America’s scariest home videos
Blurry images and breathless accounts are presented for all to see
October 28, 2000
Equal parts gullibility and shadowy evidence, “World’s Scariest Ghosts Caught on Tape” (9 p.m., Saturday, ABC, TV-PG) is a perfect TV guilty pleasure for the Saturday night before Halloween.
Daily Ticker
October 28, 2000
Hagans services
October 28, 2000
Putthoff Services
October 28, 2000
Budget proposal would benefit higher education in Kansas
October 28, 2000
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. For the past several months, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has been encouraging members of the Kansas Board of Regents to consider a different formula for funding colleges and universities in the regents system.
KU kicker Garcia proof that hard work pays
October 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Joe Garcia’s career-best 52-yard field goal against Colorado cleared the uprights with plenty of room to spare. His boot appeared to travel 62 yards. Or was it a good 70 yards?
Ganassi realizes long string has ended
CART owner put together unprecedented string of four straight titles
October 28, 2000
Chip Ganassi’s unprecedented string of four straight CART championships is about to end. He plans to use the same formula that got him to the top to reach the summit again.
Stockton old-school star in hip-hop league
Utah’s veteran point guard revered by NBA’s younger generation
October 28, 2000
As John Stockton begins his 17th NBA season, he has grown accustomed to questions about his age. At 38, it’s as much a part of his game as the pick-and-roll with Karl Malone.
National Briefs
October 28, 2000
College group won’t hold bonfire Eunice Shriver in critical condition Ben & Jerry’s recalls ice cream
Pentagon revises Gulf War illness list
October 28, 2000
The Pentagon is reversing itself on who was exposed to nerve gas during the Persian Gulf War, and who wasn’t. About 30,000 Gulf war veterans are to be notified in the coming weeks that they probably came in contact with low levels of sarin nerve gas after being told in 1997 that they had escaped exposure.
Fire chiefs advise changing batteries in smoke alarms
October 28, 2000
Horoscopes
October 28, 2000
News Briefs
October 28, 2000
Miss America becomes a Mrs. Alligator gobbles 65-pound Lab Explorer William Clark promoted
After 25 years, ‘Rocky Horror’ caught in time warp
October 28, 2000
It seems a perfect fit: The creator of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” settling down to read Evelyn Waugh’s “Vile Bodies.” Both works deal in misguided one is tempted to say miscreant behavior, questionable morals and misspent youth. But Richard O’Brien can’t connect with Waugh’s world.
Actor’s career moderating
James Garner gets political as moderator in ‘The Debate’
October 28, 2000
James Garner freely admits being interviewed is not his favorite thing. He doesn’t like posing for photographs. He can utter the word “no” with a variety of colorful inflections.
Poison in the air
Carbon monoxide is silent threat
October 28, 2000
By Jim Baker Carbon monoxide poisoning is often called the “Great Imitator” because of its seemingly benign symptoms. Early levels of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) imitate the flu, causing nausea, headaches, dizziness common enough traits for many people to assume they have a virus, rather than low-level poisoning symptoms from a faulty appliance in their home.
Physical tests J-W reporter
County set to discuss debated fitness exam
October 28, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Douglas County physical fitness test weeds out 39-year-old, pack-a-day smokers who have 29 percent body fat. How do I know? I took the test. I failed. I failed it on Oct. 2. But as Dr. Michael Geist said to me that day, “Well, you really didn’t want the job anyway.”
Nader pushed to spite Gore
GOP buys Green Party ads to thwart Democrat
October 28, 2000
In a pre-election twist, Republicans are buying TV ads featuring Ralph Nader in states where votes for the Green Party candidate might tip the outcome to George W. Bush. The ads use clips of Nader attacking Democrat Al Gore, although he was equally critical of Bush in the same speech.
Winston Cup point leader vows not to let pressure get to him
October 28, 2000
Bobby Labonte has this weekend off. But there is no real break from the pressure of trying to sew up his first NASCAR Winston Cup title.
FSHS seen as ‘contender’ during today’s girls race
Rim Rock could serve as home-course advantage
October 28, 2000
By Robert Sinclair After a couple years of running with the pack, Free State High’s girls cross country team is ready to be the leader of the pack.
LHS, SM Northwest to clash
Lions, Cougars lead field for Class 6A boys race
October 28, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High cross country coach Dick Reamon hopes there’s one more flip left in the flip-flop of the coaches’ poll.
Yankees one of best teams … ever
Former Bronx Bomber Jackson ‘admires’ 2000 squad more than any past New York team
October 28, 2000
Let’s just say it: Dynasty. Dispute their methods all you want. Call them the best team money can buy. But do not deny these Yankees their ultimate greatness, their hallowed place in history.
Book makes case for marriage
October 28, 2000
Look out singletons. Marriage is back. Monica on “Friends” is doing it, to heck with all that sitcom symmetry. Bridget Jones (from whom we have brazenly stolen the term “Singleton,”) may have fussed and fumed about the “Smug Marrieds,” but you know she really wanted to be one.