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World Briefs
September 12, 2000
Surgeons remove unexploded grenade Treason trial opens for Muslim cultists
World Briefs
September 12, 2000
Rescuers search for flood victims Kohl rejoins party politics
Hoosiers’ Knight will coach again
Hall of Fame career to certainly resume as embattled mentor tries to break Smith’s record
September 12, 2000
To some of Bob Knight’s friends, the question isn’t whether he’ll coach again. The question is what color sweater he’ll wear on the sideline.
Indiana officials: Many events led to dismissal
September 12, 2000
Bob Knight had bad-mouthed the Indiana administration and alumni, thrown a tirade at a university lawyer and refused to show up at a handful of important school functions.
Jayhawks react to Knight’s firing
KU coaches, players will miss intensity of former Indiana basketball coach
September 12, 2000
By Gary Bedore Bobby Knight was in Canada on a fishing trip Sunday when he learned he’d been fired as Indiana University head men’s basketball coach. Kansas coach Roy Williams was in Los Angeles recruiting when he was informed Knight had been ousted for failure to observe IU’s new “zero-tolerance” policy.
Tobin on hot seat
Coslet, Turner fighting for survival
September 12, 2000
With the completion of Week Two in the NFL, hot seats are getting warmer, questions are getting louder and surprises are getting bigger.
Tampa Bay rewards safety Lynch
September 12, 2000
Tampa Bay All-Pro John Lynch became one of the NFL’s highest-paid safeties Monday when he received a five-year, $24 million contract extension from the Buccaneers.
Ontiveros inks with Red Sox
September 12, 2000
Steve Ontiveros, a former AL earned run average champion and All-Star, signed with the Boston Red Sox on Monday after a five-year absence from the major leagues.
Indians, Red Sox gear for big series
Wild card hopefuls Cleveland, Boston to face each other eight times in next 10 days
September 12, 2000
By the end of next week, the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox are going to be really sick of each other.
Royals cut Mariners’ lead
Damon goes 5-for-5 in Kansas City’s 6-3 victory
September 12, 2000
And now the Mariners’ lead is down to a single game.
Wildcats not worried by lack of offense
September 12, 2000
By Chuck Woodling His quarterback couldn’t hit Douglas County State Fishing Lake from the dam. His running game was tepid.
Court hears X-rated video store case
September 12, 2000
The Kansas Supreme Court spent a half-hour Monday hashing out the mundane details of business at an X-Citement Video store.
Moore’s gun law draws fire from opponent
September 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore figured his proposal Monday to keep guns from former violent juvenile offenders couldn’t generate much controversy even in an election year.
Baldwin, county to share $970,000 road project
September 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Baldwin and Douglas County officials will work together on a nearly $1 million road project next year.
School board OKs lease to Montessori
One-year contract would expire if former administration building is sold
September 12, 2000
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence school board Monday approved a one-year lease with Raintree Montessori School for use of the district’s old administration building unless it’s sold.
Kroger, Revenue argue about tax status
September 12, 2000
The state’s highest court has been asked to settle a long-running tax dispute that could cost the nation’s largest grocery retailer millions of dollars. The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys Monday in the dispute, between The Kroger Co. and the state Department of Revenue. Kroger operates 69 Dillon’s grocery stores, as well as Kwik Shops, in Kansas.
Knight to give live interview to ESPN again
September 12, 2000
Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight will discuss his firing in a live interview tonight on ESPN.
Area briefs
September 12, 2000
AG’s office doles funds to three county groups Topeka cat association to have Lawrence show
United Way target commuters
Campaign urges them to ‘send their gifts home’
September 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County residents who commute to the Kansas City area or Topeka for their jobs still can support their local United Way.
On the record
September 12, 2000
Investigation continues into football incident
September 12, 2000
Lawrence Police are close to completing the investigation into sexual assault allegations against two Kansas University football players, Det. M.T. Brown said Monday.
Police reforms sought
Study recommends special prosecutor for LAPD Study recommends special prosecutor for LAPD
September 12, 2000
The Los Angeles Police Department needs more aggressive independent review and a permanent special prosecutor to investigate misconduct, according to a report released Monday.
Bridgestone president questions Ford
September 12, 2000
Bridgestone Corp.’s president suggested Monday that tires made at the company’s U.S. subsidiary were not structurally defective, though he acknowledged Bridgestone should have exercised greater quality control.
Tire complaints from 1996 rolled out
September 12, 2000
While Bridgestone/Firestone says serious safety concerns arose only this year, the tiremaker as far back as 1996 took complaints of tread separations and blowouts in Arizona seriously enough to send a half-dozen engineers on a special inspection mission and to help pay for replacing a wrecked vehicle.
Report: Nicotine swiftly addictive
September 12, 2000
Scientists have confirmed a suspicion held by some smokers but never proven: It could take just a few cigarettes to become addicted.
Astronaut work moves inside space station
September 12, 2000
Astronauts and cosmonauts floated into the international space station late Monday after speeding through six hours of work outside.
Retirement provisions gain steam in Congress
September 12, 2000
After two years of Republicans passing tax cuts and President Clinton vetoing them, the one tax measure with broad appeal to middle-class voters that could still become law this year would raise contribution limits for IRA and 401(k) retirement plans.
News briefs
September 12, 2000
Ex-convict wins $60 million jackpot Credit card usage tracked
Nation briefs
September 12, 2000
Sentence given for school shooting Storm-related sinkhole blamed for death
Vice president opens up to Oprah
Before millions, Al Gore reveals little-known characteristics
September 12, 2000
Some information Oprah teased from Al Gore: He fancies Chinese food, ruby-red stiletto boots and, in a presidential race that could be decided by women, whatever else the talk show diva and her 22 million devotees want.
CBS denies allegation of ‘Big Brother’ plot
September 12, 2000
A top CBS executive has rejected conspiracy theories popping up on the Internet that the network and producers of “Big Brother” are manipulating the outcome of the reality series.
It’s Garry Shandling’s show
Comedian a big winner as host of the Emmys
September 12, 2000
“I said to my mother, ‘I’m hosting the Emmys,”’ cracked Garry Shandling. “She said, ‘You do what you have to do.”’
FTC report finds media market violence to youths
September 12, 2000
The movie, video game and music industries aggressively market to underage youths violent products that carry adult ratings, federal regulators say.
Pur-O-Zone lands Boeing deal
Janitorial supply contract will mean $1 million a year for Lawrence company
September 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan A Lawrence-based company is cleaning up with a new contract for Boeing Co. Pur-O-Zone, 345 N. Iowa Street, recently landed a three-year deal to provide janitorial supplies for Boeing’s sprawling complex in Wichita. The deal is expected to be worth nearly $1 million a year.
Haskins sued by university
Minnesota wants money back from contract buyout
September 12, 2000
The University of Minnesota is suing former basketball coach Clem Haskins, looking to recover its $1.5 million contract buyout and contending he lied about academic cheating.
Winless Chiefs still struggling to find offense following loss
September 12, 2000
The NFL’s official statistics bear witness to why the Kansas City Chiefs are 0-2: Rushing offense, 29th in the league. Passing offense, 24th. Total defense, 25th. It’s surprising the winless Chiefs were merely beaten by Indianapolis and Tennessee, not blown out.
JUGS helping Jayhawks’ receiving corps
September 12, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock The JUGS machine on Kansas University’s football practice fields received quite a workout last week. Dismayed by the number of dropped catchable passes in the Jayhawks’ season-opening loss to Southern Methodist, KU’s receiving corps stayed after practice for some quality time with the JUGS football throwing machine.
Town rings up scholarships with Kansas Cellular sale funds
September 12, 2000
Part of the town telephone company’s share of the $600 million sale of a cellular phone company is going to send some high school students to college.
State fair considers concert alternatives
September 12, 2000
Having grandstand concerts on days outside of regular Kansas State Fair days is a possible way of generating additional revenue and attracting interest in the fair, the Fair Board has been told.
Claims refuted
September 12, 2000
Lottery boss resigns
Lawrence resident to leave Kansas Lottery on Oct. 1
September 12, 2000
By Mark Fagan The Kansas Lottery’s top executive is resigning. Lawrence resident Greg Ziemak, executive director for the Kansas Lottery, said Monday he would leave his $98,000-a-year job effective Oct. 1. He sent his resignation letter to Gov. Bill Graves on Friday, nearly seven years after being appointed to the post by Gov. Joan Finney.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 12, 2000
Reform gets lost
September 12, 2000
Ecuador adopts U.S. dollar
Short supply of coins complicates change
September 12, 2000
The American greenback ruled supreme in this small Andean nation on Monday, the first day of business since it replaced the sucre as Ecuador’s national currency.
Protesters disrupt economic summit
September 12, 2000
Screaming protesters clashed with police Monday and vandalized the cars of delegates trying to enter an international economic forum the latest target of an anti-globalization movement.
Prayer, science
September 12, 2000
Uniforms expose controversy
McLouth High School dancers may have to lengthen midriff-showing tops
September 12, 2000
By Tom Meagher Some McLouth parents were steaming Monday after Supt. Jean Rush allegedly ordered uniform changes for the high school’s dancing cheerleader squad because the outfits expose the girls’ midriffs.
Enforcing codes top city’s list
Commission to address blighted property laws
September 12, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood The first complaint about a neglected and vacant duplex at 2710 and 2712 University Drive was made in February 1998. Lawrence city commissioners will get an update on the property, which only now is nearing compliance with the city’s environmental codes, during their meeting at 6:35 tonight at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
County commissioners to test themselves
September 12, 2000
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County commissioners will take to the treadmill themselves before deciding if physical fitness tests for county law enforcement officers are too tough. The county requires job finalists for Youth Services and the Sheriff’s Department to prove their fitness. The test is designed to screen out anyone in worse shape than 60 percent of everyone else of their age and gender. In other words, they must fall in the “40th percentile.”
Kansas history strategy rethought
District to prepare 8th-graders for state test
September 12, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Interim Supt. Randy Weseman vowed Monday to pull out the stops to help Lawrence eighth-graders prepare for a new state assessment in social studies. He was responding to a Sunday report in the Journal-World that revealed the district’s eighth-graders were scheduled to take a test in March on Kansas history material they wouldn’t be taught until ninth grade.
Thundershowers cool record heat
Severe lightning, hail strike area, but storm sweeps humidity out of the region
September 12, 2000
By Tom Meagher It wasn’t much, but it was wet. After record-high temperatures earlier Monday, violent early-evening thunderstorms rattled through the area, which hadn’t seen measurable precipitation since Aug. 20.
Sexual assaults documented
Survey of student-athletes has ‘surprising and alarming’ results
September 12, 2000
By Joel Mathis Nearly a dozen Kansas University athletes say they’ve been sexually assaulted during their time at KU mostly by other athletes. But in two cases, the athletes said they were assaulted by faculty or staff members.
Daily Ticker
September 12, 2000
Haskins sued by university
Minnesota wants money back from contract buyout
September 12, 2000
The University of Minnesota is suing former basketball coach Clem Haskins, looking to recover its $1.5 million contract buyout and contending he lied about academic cheating.
News briefs
September 12, 2000
Joan Kennedy charged in court GM warns of air bag problem
Cards’ McGwire tags home run
Cards’ McGwire tags home run
September 12, 2000
Hitting his first home run in more than two months wasn’t the tough part for Mark McGwire. Trotting around the bases was.
Red Sox tame Yanks
Arroyo pitches shutout ball into eighth frame
September 12, 2000
Rolando Arrojo and the Boston Red Sox made the most of their brief trip to the Bronx.
Hard work pays off for LHS
Lions see dividends of offseason conditioning in win
September 12, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus With Lawrence High marching for its go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on Friday, Shawnee Mission Northwest called a timeout to catch its collective breath. Following the timeout, LHS coach Dirk Wedd pumped a fist and greeted his players before they could reach the sideline.
FSHS passing game grounded in loss
Aerial attack suffers another setback as WR Thrasher out for season
September 12, 2000
By Robert Sinclair If Free State High’s football team is going to reach new heights, its passing game is going to have to take flight.
Hoosiers’ Knight will coach again
Hall of Fame career certainly will resume as embattled mentor tries to break Smith’s record
September 12, 2000
To some of Bob Knight’s friends, the question isn’t whether he’ll coach again. The question is what color sweater he’ll wear on the sideline.
Shane Wehage
September 12, 2000
Ethel Sagar
September 12, 2000
Briefly
September 12, 2000
Jayhawk Audubon needs help tagging wetlands’ butterflies Black legislators’ caucus to take place at university
Business Briefcase
September 12, 2000
AL Roundup
September 12, 2000
Knight gone, not forgotten
Indiana sifts through aftermath of decision to fire coach
September 12, 2000
The General’s iron hand is still on the Indiana basketball team. At the urging of Bob Knight, junior guard Dane Fife decided Monday to leave the Hoosiers. He said he does not think there is any reason to stay, now that his coach has been fired.
Profiling concerns raised
Wichita blacks more likely to be ticketed than whites, study finds
September 12, 2000
Police officers here ticketed black motorists at a rate 58 percent higher than whites, according to a newspaper study.
Major league name-calling
September 12, 2000
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Adam Clymer is The New York Times reporter who George W. Bush called a “major league (rhymes with glass bowl)” on a campaign stop.
More than a bump in the road
September 12, 2000
By Sandy Grady Philadelphia Daily News “Cruising a city street or the open highway. Or negotiating the rugged terrain of some deserted off-road trail. What do you call adventure? Explorer will take you there.” Ford Motor Co.
Boyz II Men returns after 3-year absence
September 12, 2000
Three years have passed since the last Boyz II Men album. In that seemingly short time, a generous crop of boy groups has muscled onto the airwaves all trying to emulate or extend the caramel-smooth, doo-wop-tinged harmonies of the Philadelphia quartet, whose new disc debuts today.
Mantegna, Spenser return in ‘Thin Air’
A&E drama based on novelist Robert B. Parker’s fictional private eye
September 12, 2000
If it could ever make up its mind, “Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery” (7 p.m., A&E) might be a pretty good movie. The second cable drama based on novelist Robert B. Parker’s fictional private eye, Spenser, “Thin Air” has moments of subtlety and grace interrupted by long stretches of slam-bang violence and ham-fisted ethnic stereotyping.
Taiwan’s stray dogs off to school, off the streets
September 12, 2000
Little Huang was once a lonely, flea-infested stray dog who wandered Taipei’s streets, foraging for food and searching for someone to love him.
Unfaithful husband twists situation to put blame on wife
September 12, 2000
Horoscopes
September 12, 2000
Flawed legend
September 12, 2000
Journal-World Editorial He may have been a coaching master, but Bobby Knight could never master his volatile temper.
People
September 12, 2000
The Kennedy curse Prime concern
Potawatomi chair faces key vote today
Tribal Council poised to decide whether to remove Rupnicki
September 12, 2000
By Erwin Seba Potawatomi Reservation Opponents of Prairie Band Potawatomi tribal leader Mamie Rupnicki hope the Tribal Council will remove her from office when it meets today. Stymied by a Tribal Court decision that prevented them from carrying out a Saturday meeting to recall Rupnicki from office, the opponents gained a vote of “no confidence” in Rupnicki from a majority of the more than 300 tribal members attending an informational meeting in place of the recall session.
Chrebet, Jets win ‘Tuna Helper Bowl’
Johnson’s replacement catches two TD passes from Testaverde in final 6:25
September 12, 2000
Skeptics kept telling the New York Jets they needed a No. 1 receiver to replace Keyshawn Johnson.
Lois Sanders
September 12, 2000
Plea deal breaks down
Release of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee postponed
September 12, 2000
The expected release of Wen Ho Lee was delayed Monday as prosecutors and Lee’s defense team haggled over a plea deal that would release the jailed Los Alamos nuclear scientist.
Bush fighting for survival in Florida
September 12, 2000
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
Legislative career wrecked
Pennsylvania lawmaker pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run
September 12, 2000
A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run accident and said he planned to resign his seat.
Bush must offer clear contrast
September 12, 2000
By Cal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is planning a slight course correction in his campaign, although his chief strategist, Karl Rove, thinks Bush will win on the issues he has been stressing.
Competitive start sacks conventional wisdom
After two weeks, Tampa Bay only premier team looking like the powerhouse it was expected to be
September 12, 2000
When the NFL season began, conventional wisdom suggested there were six top-rank teams in the NFL St. Louis, Washington and Tampa Bay in the NFC, and Tennessee, Jacksonville and Indianapolis in the AFC.
Haskell plans for museum
Former governor to help raise funds for cultural center
September 12, 2000
By Dave Ranney Former Kansas Gov. Joan Finney has agreed to help raise $1.3 million for construction of a museum and cultural arts center for Haskell Indian Nations University. Finney was unavailable for comment Monday, but in a HINU news release the former governor said she hopes the center will help preserve and promote a better understanding of American Indian culture.
Bad outweighed good for former IU coach
It’s hard to say how long Knight would have lasted at Kansas as basketball coach
September 12, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Everybody knocks Bob Knight. Yet the now deposed Indiana University men’s basketball coach has a few redeeming values.
Hostages’ plight detailed
Freed captive says rebels in Philippines raped women in camp
September 12, 2000
Four European hostages freed by rebels in the Philippines reached the Libyan capital Monday, with one saying they were powerless to prevent their captors from raping some of the female hostages.
NFL Briefs
September 12, 2000
Horoscopes
September 12, 2000