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LAPD shoots, kills Halloween partygoer
October 29, 2000
The police shooting of a Halloween party guest who had a fake gun has left the troubled Los Angeles Police Department in an unwanted spotlight and the victim’s friends blaming racial profiling.
Roots
October 29, 2000
Eliminate mosquito habitats: A bumper year for mosquitoes has culminated in the arrival of the West Nile virus in birds and, with it, the chance of the disease in humans. Gardeners are a high-risk group for getting bitten, but can take the lead in eliminating mosquito breeding habitats, say officials at the University of Maryland.
Box elder bugs still a concern? Try these tips
October 29, 2000
By Bruce Chladny The cold days of winter are just around the corner we know it and bugs know it. As a result, fall is traditionally the time of year when homes are swarmed by late season pests such as box elder bugs. This year is no exception.
12th District State Senate
October 29, 2000
19th District State Senate
October 29, 2000
Hush little bay leaf
Quiet Gardens gain ground as place for spiritual regrowth
October 29, 2000
By Carol Boncella Slowly and without a lot of fanfare, Quiet Gardens are spreading across the globe. They are part flowers, part people. They are places for reflection, relaxation and healing. They are places where one can witness the transformation of emerging seeds into mature plants and be refreshed by the cycle of the seasons.
3rd District State Senate
October 29, 2000
Maria “Dee” Little
October 29, 2000
William Halleran
October 29, 2000
John W. Hook
October 29, 2000
Fight at bar precedes shooting incident
October 29, 2000
Lawrence Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment that left two people wounded early Saturday morning.
County commission to consider renovations to courts, courthouse
October 29, 2000
By Joy Ludwig A plan in the works for nearly three years to upgrade the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center and the Douglas County Courthouse will be discussed Monday by the Douglas County Commission.
On the record
October 29, 2000
Huskers sweep Kansas
October 29, 2000
Nebraska swept Kansas, 15-9, 15-3, 15-11, in volleyball on Saturday at Devaney Center. Amy Myatt had 10 kills, while Danielle Geronym had eight for KU (12-10, 3-10). NU is 21-0, 13-0.
Lincoln belts Haskell, 42-0; Edgar runs for 122 yards
October 29, 2000
Lincoln Edgar rushed for 122 yards on Saturday afternoon as Lincoln University defeated Haskell Indian Nations University, 42-0, in the Central States League.
Royal charms crowds
Parade opens event
October 29, 2000
Cowboys and livestock, prancing horses and country music stars. They’re all part of the sights and sounds of the American Royal. Events officially got under way Saturday morning, with a parade through downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Briefly
October 29, 2000
North Lawrence planning meeting slated for Monday Two found shot to death University names presiden
Youths get second chance with Buffalo Soldier drill team
October 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher A chanting Civil War drill team and trick-riding cowgirls Saturday afternoon took over the O’Connell Youth Ranch after participating in the American Royal parade for the ranch. Sixteen boys from the Oklahoma-based VisionQuest Hat Corps performed drill routines while dressed as 1860s Buffalo Soldiers. The program for delinquent boys is a companion program to the O’Connell ranch.
State ballot issues - KPERS investments; boat and plane property taxes
Investments, tax issues pick up organized support
October 29, 2000
By Dave Ranney When you go to the polls Tuesday, you’ll find a couple of questions on the ballot. Question No. 1 asks whether the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System should be allowed to invest in banks. Question No. 2 asks whether you think the state should change the way personal property taxes are figured on airplanes and boats. Today, boats and airplanes are assessed at 30 percent of their appraised valuation.
3rd Congressional District - Moore, Kline stage relentless battle
3rd District congressional candidates duking it out to the bitter end
October 29, 2000
By Mike Belt One more time. Third District Congressman Dennis Moore is trying to prove once again that it’s possible for a Democrat to get elected behind Republican front lines. His Republican opponent, former State Rep. Phill Kline, wants badly to regain the congressional seat Republicans held for years before losing it to Moore in 1998.
Some Texas dentists bilking Medicare
October 29, 2000
The letter sent to Texas Gov. George W. Bush carried a pointed message. Dentists in his state were unnecessarily performing more expensive procedures on poor children to earn higher reimbursement, a former Medicaid investigator alleged.
Kosovo begins first free election
October 29, 2000
For Vehbi Deliu, 58, a stonemason who had just voted for a municipal government in this central Kosovo city, Saturday was one of the happiest days of his life. “For as long as I can remember, and I am an old guy, these are the first free elections” held here, Deliu said.
Good planning reduces stress when flying
October 29, 2000
With air travel becoming more affordable, the skies are becoming more crowded. Here are a few suggestions that may improve your overall experience.
Volunteer puts nursing homes online
October 29, 2000
Just before Christmas in 1996 Bill Weisweaver saw a boy clicking away on a department store computer set up for demonstration. He waited until the boy finished a card game and decided to try it.
Briefcase
October 29, 2000
‘Green power’ gets cool consumer reception Men increasingly follow wives in search for jobs Name that company
McDonald’s beefs up quest for new items
The Golden Arches, like rivals, testing products to boost earnings
October 29, 2000
You won’t find a dish resembling the McPizza or Arch Deluxe, two forgettable flops, in test kitchens at McDonald’s corporate headquarters. But almost anything else is possible these days, a reflection of the menu shakeup under way at the hamburger giant’s 12,700 U.S. restaurants following years of sluggish results from new products.
New stamp to feature Snoopy
October 29, 2000
Swetsville Zoo
Rusty metal menagerie lures travelers to Colorado
October 29, 2000
A dinosaur welded from scraps of rusty machinery towers above busy Interstate 25 in this northern Colorado hamlet. Nearby, there is a swan made from a motorcycle gas tank, a flamingo with Tammy Faye eyelashes, a bird with exhaust pipes for a skeleton, an alligator, a chicken and dinosaurs galore, playing the guitar, singing and hatching from eggs.
Girl power enlivens bewitching tale
October 29, 2000
By Jan Biles In most children’s stories the fair damsel is rescued by the handsome prince. So “The Witch of Loc Island,” a play based on a Celtic tale, is doubly delightful. Not only is the story enchanting, but it also has a young heroine named Bella who figures out a way to save her beloved Houarn from the flesh-eating witch Nika.
Pianist pairs with orchestra
Vienna Symphony to play ‘Faust’ overture
October 29, 2000
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center.
Arts Notes
October 29, 2000
Architecture-design prof to give talk Collegium concert features early music Kansas State ensemble to perform at KU
No One Really Knows
October 29, 2000
By Dominie Madonna Haas, 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.
Music for vampires
Philip Glass composes score for classic ‘Dracula’
October 29, 2000
By Jan Biles Composer-keyboardist Philip Glass says he’s been surprised by the reception his “Dracula: The Music and Film” has been receiving in the United States. “It’s nearing Halloween so people are dressing up for the performances,” he said during a phone interview last week. ” They’re gothic or Dracula. At one place they were handing out white Dracula teeth.”
Booster club’s funding of attendance prize raises controversy
October 29, 2000
A booster club will pay the $1,000 won by students in a raffle held as an incentive to attend class as the school district tried to get the highest attendance level on the days measured by the state for awarding state funds.
Homework failure draws detention
October 29, 2000
An eastern Kansas public school has found a way to persuade students that it’s worth their time to finish their homework. They can do it before the deadline or they can do it after school, in mandatory detention.
Agency stunned by gift
October 29, 2000
Elizabeth Hamilton Caredis moved out of Wichita in 1931 and left the Midwest for good 15 years later, but she never forgot her hometown.
Roundabouts
October 29, 2000
Defining women
Documentary profiles leading female mystery writers
October 29, 2000
By Jan Biles A Lawrence native is among a trio of female mystery writers who are profiled in a documentary that will be shown Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library.
Halloween event to raise money for needy
October 29, 2000
Jubilee Cafe is holding a benefit concert to celebrate Halloween and raise money for its programs.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
October 29, 2000
The votes are in the mail
October 29, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The election is well under way in Oregon and Washington not the campaign but the election itself. Ballots are in the hands of voters and thousands of people already have made their choices.
Area ballot issues - Baldwin school board, district judges
October 29, 2000
Northwestern nips Gophers on final play
October 29, 2000
Northwestern not only practices the desperation pass that beat Minnesota, 41-35, on the final play Saturday. The Wildcats complete most of them. When Sam Simmons caught the 45-yard pass that was batted to him by a teammate, the Wildcats were less amazed than anyone who watched them pull it off.
Jefferson County Sheriff
October 29, 2000
Douglas County Sheriff
October 29, 2000
Bowers breaks Shay’s record
October 29, 2000
R.J. Bowers of Grove City College broke the NCAA all-division career rushing record a week later than he wanted, and now must wait another week for the next milestone: 7,000 yards.
3rd District Douglas County Commission
October 29, 2000
2nd District Douglas County Commission
October 29, 2000
Murphy miffed by roughing call
October 29, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock A controversial call cost Kansas University dearly against Texas Tech, and while Chaz Murphy, who drew the flag for roughing the passer, admits he smacked Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, he disputes that it was foul-worthy.
Wakarusa Township Trustee
October 29, 2000
KU’s Hill: I should have caught it
Despite double coverage on final play, Jayhawk wideout blames self
October 29, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University did just about everything right in the final two minutes of its football loss to Texas Tech. It’s the “just about” part that made the Jayhawks’ furious, second-half rally fall just short or long, as the case may be in a 45-39 loss to the Red Raiders on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
47th District State House
October 29, 2000
46th District State House
October 29, 2000
45th District State House
October 29, 2000
44th District State House
October 29, 2000
Palestinians, Israelis clash in Mideast
October 29, 2000
Israeli troops drove back Palestinian stone throwers with rubber-coated bullets and tear gas Saturday at chronic trouble spots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, wounding more than 50 Palestinians.
Texas Tech’s Dorris rips through KU defense
October 29, 2000
By Christina Woods Texas Tech’s Derek Dorris was once torn between Kansas University and the Red Raiders. On Saturday, Dorris tore up the Jayhawks by catching a school-record four touchdown passes in the Raiders’ 45-39 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Survivor encore: Lost in the Australian outback?
October 29, 2000
Perhaps at this very moment, a hungry contestant on “Survivor II: The Australian Outback” is eyeing a death adder. Or perhaps a hungry death adder is eyeing the contestant. Perhaps a contestant is stumbling over lava fields, or rappelling down a cliff, or thinking about how much he or she would like to throw host Jeff Probst over said cliff.
At 2-6, Seahawks have been a disappointment
Chiefs hoping to keep momentum in wake of last week’s victory over defending NFL champion Rams
October 29, 2000
Fans who thought Mike Holmgren would end the Seattle Seahawks’ losing ways are aghast this season. The Seahawks’ second-year coach-general manager had said he thought his team, which released nine starters in the offseason, would be competitive. But the Seahawks are 2-6 and have lost their last four games.
Story to air of ‘Butterflies’ revolt
Novel about Dominican resistance being filmed in Mexico
October 29, 2000
Four decades ago in the Dominican Republic, three sisters stood up to a dictator who tried to cage their spirits. Their work in the underground resistance cost them their lives.
Kansas men sixth at Big 12 CC meet
October 29, 2000
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed sixth and the Jayhawk women 11th at Saturday’s Big 12 championships at Buffalo Ranch Course. KU runners Charlie Gruber and Mark Menefee earned all-conference honors, placing 14th and 15th respectively.
Flesch wounds Woods
Tiger two shots back at National Car Rental Classic
October 29, 2000
Steve Flesch shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday that enabled him to maintain a two-stroke lead over Tiger Woods in the National Car Rental Classic at Disney World.
OU subdues Huskers
Heupel propels Sooners to 31-14 victory
October 29, 2000
Oranges were scattered all over Owen Field, and the bright yellow goal post at the south end of Memorial Stadium was in pieces in a corner of the end zone. Oklahoma is back all right, thanks to Josh Heupel’s passing in a dominating 31-14 victory over No. 1 Nebraska on Saturday a win expected to send the third-ranked Sooners to the top spot when the AP poll is released today.
Bush: optimistic, practical, sometimes headstrong
Contrast in styles
October 29, 2000
The Texas Legislature was about to convene for its 1997 session when Gov. George W. Bush grabbed State Rep. Toby Goodman by the lapels and spelled out his top legislative priority in terms that any politician would understand.
Welker, Dorris have their days
October 29, 2000
By Chuck Woodling I’ve seen Kansas University football teams obliterated. I’ve seen the Jayhawks incinerated. And I’ve seen them annihilated. On Saturday, I saw the Jayhawks alliterated.
Gore: driven, decisive, sometimes self-righteous
Contrast in styles
October 29, 2000
The vice president of the United States is leaning into his desk aboard Air Force Two, licking the sticky red chicken-wing sauce off his fingertips, one digit at a time. Just like a regular guy.
City stuck in slow lane
Rush hour or not, Lawrence traffic moves at relatively same pace
October 29, 2000
By Mike Belt Rush hour in Lawrence? If there is one, it’s never-ending. An unscientific study of major Lawrence traffic routes during different time periods on random weekdays shows little difference in the time it takes to get from Point A to Point B whether during evening rush hour or some other time. When there was a difference, it was never more than a minute. Do the findings show traffic has gotten worse? That’s open to interpretation.
KU swimmers second
October 29, 2000
Kansas University’s women’s swim team placed second of five teams at the Big 12 Relays Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
Bring Santa to your home
October 29, 2000
By Don and Dave Runyan, Special to the Journal-World ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it doesn’t get much more jolly than this big, full-color outdoor Santa display. A fun and easy way to spread some cheer around the neighborhood, it includes Santa Claus, the sleigh, eight reindeer and the Claus family cat.
Halloween items not always spooky
October 29, 2000
Halloween memorabilia does not always feature ghosts, goblins and witches. From about 1930, famous figures from radio, movies, sports, politics and television became popular as Halloween costumes, masks and decorations. In the early years of the 20th century, costumes were homemade. Gypsies, fairies, med-ieval maidens, animals, scarecrows and the ever-popular witches and ghosts were favored.
Margaret J. Borak
October 29, 2000
Bush and Gore on the issues
October 29, 2000
Here is an issue-by-issue synopsis of where the two leading presidential candidates stand on selected major issues.
National Briefs
October 29, 2000
Towns flooded by torrential rain Workers killed in trench collapse
Travel Briefs
October 29, 2000
Magazine names best travel Web sites D.C. gallery rated top U.S. art museum Cruise ships bolster fall tourism in Maine
Internet-ready phones only will encourage day-trading practices
October 29, 2000
Here are a few stats to prove what a hip, connected, cutting-edge bunch we are at my house: two phone lines, two cell phones, eight cable outlets, a Palm Pilot and two personal computers.
Green voting could elect Bush
October 29, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Consider it the curse of the Internet. Once upon a time, words disintegrated along with the paper they were written on. Now they live on in cyber-perpetuity. They lurk in databases and jump out to sink their teeth in the writer’s ankle. Reality bytes.
Presidential transition always hectic
October 29, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Hard as it is to believe, this seemingly endless election will soon be over. And the winner will then have 11 weeks to prepare his government for liftoff. How should he use it? Richard Neustadt, who knows as much about the American presidency as anyone, has some ideas.
USS Cole hitches ride today
October 29, 2000
Bringing home the crippled U.S. Navy destroyer Cole, a 505-foot-long, 8,300-ton warship, will require the marine equivalent of a tow truck or ambulance on steroids. Two ships may be the only ones in the world up to the task.
College Football - Top 25 Roundup
Georgia Tech knocks of Clemson
October 29, 2000
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden thought his team was on its way to Florida State undefeated after Rod Garnder’s diving catch in the end zone put the Tigers ahead 28-24 with 1:52 left.
News Briefs
October 29, 2000
Pilots escape midair collision Sealing court records toughened Clean-air car program probed Clinton to visit MIA search site Decade-long pollution trial ends
Retirement benefits raise complex issues in divorce
October 29, 2000
LHS to meet SM North
October 29, 2000
Lawrence High has earned the No. 3 seed in the east following Friday night’s 41-19 victory over Topeka High in their Class 6A district championship.
Any future on the farm?
FCA bankruptcy fuels debate about agribusiness
October 29, 2000
By Mark Fagan Dennis Andrews farms alone near Gardner, but last week he was wondering about his future far from the fields that have defined his livelihood for more than 20 years. In a federal courthouse in Kansas City, Kan., Andrews listened to attorneys, trustees and a judge discuss the bankruptcy case of Farmers Cooperative Assn.
Discover your treasures
Appraisers to estimate values of antiques at fund-raiser
October 29, 2000
Lawrence and military memorabilia will be the focus for appraisers at the next “Discover Your Treasures.” The fund-raiser will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Buchanan will be barely a footnote
October 29, 2000
By James Jacobs San Jose Mercury News A teacher pulls apart the hands of a praying girl. A worker takes down a copy of the Ten Commandments posted on a classroom wall. “It’s time to take our country back from those who are tearing it down,” says the voice-over.
Edmonds pieces together beauty
Exhibit of textile art opens at arts center
October 29, 2000
By Jan Biles Sycamores and aspens are taking root in Chris Wolf Edmonds’ rural Lawrence studio. Their fabric trunks and branches bend in layers over the railing of the staircase, and their leaves, stamped on cotton blocks, create the spectrum of fall colors.
Baptist groups heading for split
October 29, 2000
Is America’s largest Protestant denomination unraveling? Two decades after strict biblical conservatives began winning control of the Southern Baptist Convention and four months after they reworked the doctrinal platform, it’s beginning to look that way.
U.S., N. Korea make quick progress
October 29, 2000
North Korea’s willingness to address U.S. concerns about its missile program has left American officials hopeful that a deal can be struck in the coming weeks with President Clinton himself presiding at a signing ceremony in Pyongyang.
Stoops takes Oklahoma to top
Former Kansas State, Florida assistant coach cleans up messes of Blake, Schnellenberger in hurry
October 29, 2000
This isn’t how it’s supposed to work. Bob Stoops was going to require some time to fix the Oklahoma football program. He would need all of the patience he and more importantly, the Sooners’ boosters could muster to clean up the mess created by Howard Schnellenberger and John Blake.
Horoscopes
October 29, 2000
2nd District State Senate
October 29, 2000
Gaylord Gill Carter
October 29, 2000
Freshman Kinsey returns
Backup point guard scrimmages Saturday
October 29, 2000
By Gary Bedore “Super Mario” is back in action. Mario Kinsey, Kansas University’s red-shirt football quarterback/walk-on basketball guard, took part in each of three 25-minute intrasquad basketball scrimmages early Saturday morning at Horejsi Center.
Benedictine nudges Baker, 13-10
Ravens tally 13 unanswered points to win battle of unbeaten squads in Heart of America showdown
October 29, 2000
By Levi Chronister After playing three and a half quarters of solid defense and gaining a 10-0 lead, Baker University appeared on its way to a victory in a battle of unbeatens against No. 6-ranked Benedictine College on Saturday.
Congress, Clinton in budget battle
President outlines priorities
October 29, 2000
Trapped in Washington by the pre-election budget battle, Congress met Saturday, exchanged political barbs with President Clinton but made little apparent progress in the fight over school spending, tax cuts and immigration.
Sure I’m a liberal. What you gonna do about it?’
October 29, 2000
By Calder Pickett I’m about to engage in one more of my tilts at windmills. Someone asked me the other day whether I was still tilting at windmills. The answer is yes. And I’m still fighting city hall.
The Motley Fool
Our Mission: To Inform, to Amuse, and to Help You Make Money
October 29, 2000
Name that company Averaging down Open your eyes to Johnson & Johnson
Halloween scares up fun for young and old
October 29, 2000
Plenty of spooky activities are planned in the Lawrence area to celebrate Halloween.
Tasty bats just need a better agent
October 29, 2000
By Dave Barry Miami Herald There has never been a TV series where the animal hero was a bat. Why not? Why couldn’t Lassie have been a bat? There could have been an episode wherein Lassie and her young master, Timmy, are frolicking around the farm, with Lassie playfully catching insects for Timmy via sonar, when suddenly … UH-oh! Timmy is caught in the quicksand!
LAPD corruption case faltering
October 29, 2000
It was supposed to have been a showcase trial exposing Los Angeles police corruption, the worst scandal in department history. But prosecutors are set to rest their case Monday without calling the star witness, leaving a case hinging on gang members and stonewalling police witnesses.
People, faces & things
October 29, 2000
SM Northwest rules 6A
Cougars claim seventh straight crown; Lions place ninth
October 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus From his lookout near the final bend of the Rim Rock Farm course, Lawrence High cross country coach Dick Reamon watched for his runners during the Class 6A state boys meet on Saturday.
Free State girls fourth at state meet
Sophomore Richardson places 13th overall to lead Firebirds
October 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Free State High’s girls cross country team wanted extra hardware for the Firebirds’ trophy case but left empty-handed from the Class 6A state meet Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
Electoral College race still too close to call
October 29, 2000
George W. Bush has claimed a small lead over Al Gore in the race for electoral votes, with an unusually high number of states up for grabs. The political picture is clouded by two wild cards: Bill Clinton and Ralph Nader.
Marrying man who mourns ex-wife is not a good idea
October 29, 2000
Flu vaccine trickles into town
About 230 people get inoculations before supply runs out
October 29, 2000
By Mike Belt Hilde Sartin was frustrated. The 40-year-old Lawrence woman arrived Saturday morning at Payless Cashways, 3434 Iowa, to get a flu shot. It was her fifth try at getting the shot in the Lawrence-Kansas City area this fall, and she was near the end of a line of more than 100 people.
Shopgirl’ has the ring of success for Martin
October 29, 2000
Steve Martin comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, playwright is a novelist, too. His novella “Shopgirl” (Hyperion, 130 pages, $17.95) is the tale of Mirabelle Buttersfield, an “attractive wallflower” who works in “the Siberia of Neiman’s, the isolated, landlocked glove department” where she sells something that “nobody buys anymore.”
Trends
October 29, 2000
High-kicking holiday Makes cents Boxers or briefs? Baseball’s mystique Outside the box Keep their rooms ready
Douglas County Treasurer
October 29, 2000
Budget talks
October 29, 2000
Journal-World Editorial A new budget plan could shift the focus of funding discussions for state universities. When Gov. Bill Graves puts together his budget recommendations for the 2001 Kansas Legislature, he and his staff should look favorably on a new approach to university funding in the state.
Big 12 Football Roundup
Texas A&M clips ‘Cats, 26-10
October 29, 2000
Texas A&M has developed a strong passing game this season. The Aggies can run, too. Ja’Mar Toombs made certain of it.
Faces and places
October 29, 2000
World Briefs
October 29, 2000
Protestant leader keeps dissidents at bay Massacre victims discovered Demonstrators denounce neo-Nazi groups
Tech foils KU’s bid - TEXAS TECH 45, KANSAS 39
Jayhawks storm back, but rally falls short on final play
October 29, 2000
The last thing Kansas expected when it met Texas Tech for a critical football showdown was a shootout. But that’s just what the Jayhawks got - that and a burning slug in the stomach.
World Briefs
October 29, 2000
Rebels leaders arrested, police claim Gang leader sent back to U.S.