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City softball standings
September 13, 2000
Fox’s ‘Sole Survivor’ seriously spooky
Billy Zane upstaged in two-part, four-hour Dean Koontz drama
September 13, 2000
First lady breezes to primary victory
Selma, Ala., picks first black mayor
September 13, 2000
Hillary Rodham Clinton breezed past a little-known challenger to win New York’s Democratic Senate primary Tuesday, while Selma, Ala., elected its first black mayor, unseating a reformed segregationist.
Cheney sells oil firm stock for $35 million
September 13, 2000
Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney sold 660,000 shares of Halliburton Co. worth about $35 million in August, his spokesman said Tuesday. The sale was a standard divestiture of securities, and not connected to the election, said the spokesman, Dirk Vandebeek.
Haskell players bouncing back
September 13, 2000
No football player has ever been on the wrong side of a 61-0 score and not felt some anguish. Time usually heals the wounds, though, and Haskell Indian Nations University football players have bounced back from last Saturday’s lopsided loss at Central Methodist.
Prinze pays princely $3 million for new home
September 13, 2000
By Ruth Ryon Actor Freddie Prinze Jr., who co-stars in the upcoming comedy-romance “Head Over Heels,” has purchased a Toluca Lake home for slightly more than $3 million.
ESPN’s ratings soar for Canadian Open
September 13, 2000
Tiger Woods keeps setting records on and off the course.
Griffey says playoffs won’t affect his return
September 13, 2000
Ken Griffey Jr., expected to be sidelined 5-7 days by a hamstring injury, dismissed speculation that he might not return if the Cincinnati Reds are out of playoff contention.
Short & Sweet
September 13, 2000
Authorities seek links between Topeka homicide, fatal car wreck
September 13, 2000
Topeka and state authorities are investigating two deaths, linked by a car, but say they’re not sure just how the two are connected beyond that.
Garcia wins third straight as Mariners hammer Kansas City
Reichert loses for first time in 11 starts as Royals fall, 11-3, to keep Seattle a game ahead of Oakland in AL West
September 13, 2000
Freddy Garcia won his third straight start in September and the Seattle Mariners stayed one game ahead of Oakland in the AL West with a 11-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Midwest storms wreak havoc
Storm produces hail, power loss
September 13, 2000
A collision of cold air from the north with the heat that had settled over Kansas and Missouri for weeks created heavy thunderstorms Monday night that produced large hail, cut power to thousands in the Kansas City area and downed limbs all the way to St. Louis.
Virtual school not quite reality
District puts plan on hold
September 13, 2000
A virtual school slated to open this fall through the Moundridge school district won’t become a reality for at least another year. Despite an enrollment of 200 students, Moundridge Supt. Rustin Clark decided Monday to not go forward with the Mid-Kansas Independent Academy.
Town mourns loss of Amish couple
September 13, 2000
The Amish community in Yoder has gathered to say goodbye to an Amish couple killed in a highway accident. Freddie Yoder, 77, and his wife, Treva, 75, died Sunday night when a van hit their buggy on Kansas 96, a few miles from Yoder.
Teacher requests rehiring
Panel had advised reinstatement
September 13, 2000
A former teacher who lost his job at the Kansas State School for the Deaf after a student died on a field trip asked the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday to reinstate him.
Smith seeks gambling ban
Legendary coach says Las Vegas won’t be devastated
September 13, 2000
Dean Smith, college basketball’s career victory leader, sought another win Tuesday by endorsing an effort in Congress to outlaw gambling on collegiate sports.
Caretaker charged with manslaughter
September 13, 2000
The caretaker of two developmentally disabled men who died after being left in a hot car has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, the Johnson County prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.
Velma McCarter
September 13, 2000
Wehage services
September 13, 2000
September brings plague of mayflies to Lawrence
September 13, 2000
By Tom Meagher Lawrence residents were surprised and unnerved Tuesday night as masses of mayflies clouded lights around the city.
Governor to launch new license design
September 13, 2000
4-H members won’t be the only people having their work judged at the Kansas State Fair on Friday. Gov. Bill Graves will unveil a new state license plate design at the fair in Hutchinson.
University readies for Internet meeting
Hundreds will head to KU to discuss effects of new media on society
September 13, 2000
By Erwin Seba Three hundred people will gather at Kansas University Thursday through Sunday for the first academic conference to discuss the effects of the Internet on human society.
County to take steps toward lake dredging
September 13, 2000
By Joy Ludwig After winter, several Lone Star Lake residents should have a lake-front property again. During the past two years, trees and brush have taken control of the lake’s southwest arm where water used to flow.
Seattle prep guard Knight chooses UW over Kansas
September 13, 2000
Cross one high schooler off Kansas University’s men’s basketball recruiting list. Erroll Knight, a 6-6 shooting guard from Chief Sealth High School Seattle, Wash., has given a verbal commitment to the University of Washington and coach Bob Bender.
On the record
September 13, 2000
Cancer treatment uses siblings’ cells
September 13, 2000
Ten of 19 patients with advanced kidney cancer responded dramatically to an experimental treatment in which they received a transplant of blood-producing cells from a brother or sister, a new study reports.
Shuttle crew brings station to life
September 13, 2000
The Atlantis astronauts floated into the international space station early Tuesday and began six days of work to outfit and activate the 14-story complex before arrival of its first crew in November.
Chicken pox vaccine proves effective for children, FDA says
September 13, 2000
Three years of data on the chicken pox vaccine since it first became available show it is generally a safe and effective way to prevent a mostly annoying but potentially serious childhood disease, the government says.
Radiation, drugs work early to fight prostate cancer
Harvard study finds combining treatments effective
September 13, 2000
Prostate cancer patients whose disease has not spread fare significantly better if treated with a combination of radiation and hormone-blocking drugs than with radiation alone, a study suggests.
O-South wins, 1-0
September 13, 2000
Olathe South scored with 17 minutes remaining for a 1-0 boys soccer victory over Free State on Tuesday.
Sideline
September 13, 2000
Strawberry gets house arrest Pacers sign Walters
Boy Scouts’ federal charter under fire
September 13, 2000
House Republicans, warning of an attack on fundamental American values, on Tuesday berated a small group of lawmakers proposing that the Boy Scouts’ federal charter be revoked because of the organization’s policy toward gays.
Death penalty disparities chronicled
September 13, 2000
A Justice Department study has found that black convicts in the federal penal system face the death penalty much more often than white prisoners, confirming the arguments of those who say that capital punishment is not applied uniformly.
Tempers boil over at wake
Father, grandfather of boy who died of meningitis face charges in fight
September 13, 2000
By Joel Mathis While his son was being buried Tuesday morning, Jonathan Hagans Jr. was sitting in Douglas County Jail. Authorities say in the days after the death of Isiaha Hagans, 4, of bacterial meningitis, Hagans threatened to kill the boy’s mother. The threats, they say, prompted a fight Monday night at the wake preceding the boy’s funeral.
Rats’ infiltrates ad
GOP, Bush deny message was intentional
September 13, 2000
Republican Party officials on Tuesday denied they were trying to send a subliminal message by inserting the word “rats” for a nearly invisible split-second in a recent television advertisement criticizing Al Gore’s Medicare plan.
City boasts 19 National Merit semifinalists
September 13, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Nearly three times the number of Lawrence high school seniors as last year were chosen as National Merit semifinalists for the 2001 competition. “That’s such a spike. What was in the water 17 years ago?” mused school board member Scott Morgan.
Student’s family donates scholarship
Son’s death prompts Kansas University gift
September 13, 2000
By Erwin Seba A Topeka family is creating a scholarship in Kansas University’s School of Engineering in memory of a talented student who cut his own life short. Jerome Horton was a KU senior with a seemingly bright future who suffered from depression and killed himself in 1997.
Roman remains indicate female gladiator in London
September 13, 2000
No one knows her name, or how she died, but archaeologists are all but certain of one thing: She was a gladiator in Roman London. And, from the evidence, a very popular one.
Dutch OK gay marriages
September 13, 2000
The Netherlands lawmakers on Tuesday gave same-sex couples the right to marriage and all the trappings, including adoption and divorce approving legislation that provides gays rights beyond those offered in any other country.
Mexican monarch site in danger
September 13, 2000
When butterfly defender Homero Aridjis walked the mountains of the Monarch reserve in southern Mexico in the 1970s, he found “a blanket of green.” The last time he went, some tourists wore paper masks against dust rising from deforested land.
Congress questions payments to addicts
September 13, 2000
Social Security Administration officials Tuesday defended the agency from criticism that it had mishandled efforts to purge alcoholics and drug addicts from the disability rolls.
Chase, J.P. Morgan in merger talks
September 13, 2000
Chase Manhattan Corp., a banking giant formed from mergers of three New York banks, is in serious talks to acquire J.P. Morgan & Co. for $30 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Briefcase
September 13, 2000
Corn cakes take a new turn
September 13, 2000
Donna Hay promises you can produce a summery meal of Corn Cakes With Prosciutto Salad in about 30 minutes. The dish is featured in “New Food Fast” (Whitecap Books, $19.95 paperback), her collection of about 100 recipes which can be prepared in half an hour or less.
In search of dessert
Nutty, buttery cake is easy to bake and eat
September 13, 2000
Marcella’s Butter Almond Cake is quick to prepare at short notice and may well be eaten up just as quickly.
Summer Squash Stew With Pasta and Lima Beans
September 13, 2000
Outing spoiled
September 13, 2000
Runner respect
September 13, 2000
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 13, 2000
Excellence issue
September 13, 2000
Those aching backs!
September 13, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Backpacking can be hazardous to one’s health, particularly the young and uninformed. You may recently have had the same experience as Garret Condon of the Hartford (Conn.) Courant, who wrote: “Drive by any school bus stop in the morning and you see something that looks like a base camp for an attempt on Mount Everest.”
Buchanan awarded $12.6 million
Hagelin says he will appeal for Reform Party funds
September 13, 2000
The Reform Party’s disputed $12.6 million in federal campaign money belongs to Pat Buchanan, the Federal Election Commission said Tuesday. Buchanan, the former Republican who is counting on the money to revive his presidential campaign, is entitled to receive it as the party’s nominee, the FEC said in a 5-1 preliminary ruling.
Entertainment issue
September 13, 2000
Journal-World Editorial How will Clinton and Gore react to criticism of the entertainment industry, which has been so supportive of this administration? It will be interesting to see how President Clinton and presidential candidate Al Gore react to the latest findings concerning violence in the entertainment industry.
KU hopes to contain UAB’s option
September 13, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock The way Kansas University football coaches are bandying about the phrase, “assignment football,” it can only mean one thing: An option team is coming to town. Sure enough, Alabama-Birmingham KU’s home-opening foe Saturday at Memorial Stadium runs the option, and it doesn’t take too many words for Chaz Murphy, Kansas’ senior outside linebacker/defensive end, to explain what assignment football means against an option team.
Spelling irritant
September 13, 2000
Radio’s ‘Dr. Laura’ makes talk show debut
September 13, 2000
By Frazier Moore AP Television Writer No one stormed the studio. The host didn’t breathe fire. Defying months of protests by gay-rights groups, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio’s ethics noodge, launched her daytime TV talk show Monday. Peace prevailed on the air.
Let the Games begin
Mired in controversy, IOC anxious for start of Olympics
September 13, 2000
For the International Olympic Committee, the Sydney Games can’t begin soon enough.
Briefs
September 13, 2000
Indians recall Sabathia from Sydney Games Brewers call up Brown
Braves’ lead down to 2
Fish edge Atlanta, while Mets pound Brewers
September 13, 2000
The Atlanta Braves’ NL East lead is dwindling again.
Havin’ a ball
September 13, 2000
Tigers snap 6-game skid
Higginson homers to lift Detroit over Chicago, 10-3
September 13, 2000
Bobby Higginson warmed up on a bat rack. Then he took out his frustrations on the Chicago White Sox.
Knight to miss fish, not IU players
Players, ex-coach looking foolish in wake of controversy in Bloomington, Ind.
September 13, 2000
For such tall people the basketball players at Indiana have sure come across like mental midgets.
Drug use ‘global problem’
Olympic notebook: Chinese officials acknowledge abuses
September 13, 2000
Chinese Olympic officials, after acknowledging that nearly all of the 27 athletes bounced from their team had failed drug tests, charged that the problem was not limited to China.
Firestone takes blame for tire defects
We made some bad tires,’ executive tells congressional committee
September 13, 2000
Firestone admitted for the first time Tuesday that it had produced defective tires, and that their design, along with possible quality control problems at one of its plants, appear to be factors in the catastrophic tread failures.
Corn Pudding puts veggie on center stage
Kitchen & Garden
September 13, 2000
By Gwyn Mellinger We tend to think of corn as a summer novelty, to be eaten on the ear. At other times of the year, corn comes out of the can or freezer and plays a supporting role as a side dish or as an ingredient in a soup or stew. When it isn’t fresh on the cob, slathered with butter, corn is rarely the focus of a meal.
Cunningham: Be patient
Injury to Chiefs’ Hasty not as serious as first feared, Kansas City coach reveals
September 13, 2000
While getting ready to play host to the 0-2 San Diego Chargers, the 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs did get a bit of good news.
Court to review whistle-blower suit
Case probes if attorney can sue state
September 13, 2000
David Prager III describes himself as a whistle-blower who wanted to bring irregularities within the Department of Revenue to the attention of Gov. Bill Graves.
UAB returns to basics
September 13, 2000
After struggling in last week’s football opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga, especially on offense with five turnovers, Alabama-Birmingham has gone back to basics.
Gymnastics season to begin
Free State, Lawrence High to compete tonight at triangular at Firebirds’ gym
September 13, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Originally scheduled to open last week at Shawnee Mission Northwest, Lawrence High and Free State High will open the girls gymnastics season for real today with a triangular at FSHS.
Unexpected Gopher grilling puts Mason on hot seat
September 13, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Glen Mason surely wasn’t the happiest man in Minnesota early in the week, but Mason must have been in the Top Five. Headlines that Minnesota U. would sue former basketball coach Clem Haskins in hopes of recovering the school’s $1.5 million contract buyout deflected criticism from the Gophers’ Saturday swoon against Ohio U.
Billions lost in government waste
Congressional study cites examples of improper payments
September 13, 2000
A dozen of the largest federal agencies reported squandering $20.7 billion last year, with improper Medicare payments accounting for more than half of that money, according to a General Accounting Office study released Tuesday.
School computer use criticized
Money could be better used elsewhere, group contends
September 13, 2000
Billions of dollars spent on school computers and Internet connections deliver little long-term benefit and could be better spent on more teachers and other improvements, a group critical of technology in the classroom said Tuesday.
Agriculture forecast report Crop yields falling
Heat, drought harm corn, milo, beans
September 13, 2000
Plagued by weeks of intense heat and no rain, Kansas farmers are harvesting fewer bushels per acre of corn, milo and soybeans, the government said Tuesday. But the sobering forecast also shows not all is bad in farm country.
Grandmother is overreacting to cat incident
September 13, 2000
Television coverage won’t be live
Tape delays to rule because of time difference between U.S., Australia
September 13, 2000
Long before he became NBC Sports chairman, Dick Ebersol helped develop “Saturday Night Live” for the network.
Woods raises stakes
Canadian Open’s final round had the feel of a major tournament
September 13, 2000
Grant Waite has never contended in a major championship.
Nation Briefs
September 13, 2000
What’s next for Next? Respect
R&B trio wants to build on success of their first CD
September 13, 2000
Francis Czupor
September 13, 2000
Knight won’t fade away
The General says he wants to coach again ‘in the worst way’
September 13, 2000
Bob Knight wants to coach again “in the worst way.” He’s just not sure where. Knight, fired by Indiana for a pattern of “unacceptable” behavior, said Tuesday night he was surprised by the school’s decision but that perhaps it was time to move on.
Indian leaders to meet
KU, Haskell play host to ‘Red Power’
September 13, 2000
By Dave Ranney Seven key figures in the American Indian civil rights movement will gather Thursday at Kansas University for the start of a 2 1/2-day conference, “Red Power and Tribal Politics,” that’s likely to make history.
Siamese twins separated
African girls spend their first night in separate cribs
September 13, 2000
Three-month-old Siamese twins who were joined at the buttocks were in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being separated surgically. The Liberian girls had been flown to the United States for the eight-hour operation Monday at Children’s Hospital.
Daily Ticker
September 13, 2000
Meat loaf takes on Italian flavor
September 13, 2000
In this flavorful meat loaf, egg whites act as a binder, as they may in other dishes such as crab cakes and salmon patties. A serving of the meat loaf has less than 9 grams of fat.
Squash, anyone?
The next time friends offer, act quickly
September 13, 2000
By Russ Parsons Los Angeles Times My neighbors love me. Sure, I’ll take that squash, I say. But I’m the lucky one. There are all kinds of stories about people who sneak over in the dead of night and leave squash on your doorstep. Some of them may even be true. Mine is.
Bush not looking presidential
September 13, 2000
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group It’s not over till it’s over. But George W. Bush has taken some spectacular pratfalls lately, just when he’d been doing a solid job of looking like that compassionate conservative his candidacy promises, more mature than some had feared, an altogether likable fellow. Suddenly, BANG! he starts shooting down all those notions.
Olympics TV coverage
September 13, 2000
Here is the day by day breakdown of Olympics broadcast coverage, as can be seen on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. Either select an individual day, or scroll through the entire listing.
Trade wars better than real wars
September 13, 2000
By Robert Reno Newsday Even as the United States plotted last week to escalate a trade war with its historical allies in the European Union, Congress was rushing toward approval of a historic trade rapprochement with the People’s Republic of China.
Budget restraint is safer course
September 13, 2000
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Thirty-one years after his death, that formidable legislator and frustrated Shakespearean actor, Everett McKinley Dirksen, has received the recognition he is due.
People, Faces & Things
September 13, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
September 13, 2000
Pittman services
September 13, 2000
Davis named interim IU coach
September 13, 2000
Mike Davis, a Bob Knight disciple but an opposite in temperament and style, inherited one of college basketball’s most visible jobs Tuesday as interim coach at Indiana. The university, stung by one controversy after another involving Knight over the past year, picked the low-key Davis to head the program for at least one season and selected John Treloar, another former Knight assistant, as interim associate coach.
Wife’s worries put behind bars
Anxiety ends with court order placing husband in jail
September 13, 2000
By Joel Mathis Sabra Moses isn’t worried anymore that Michael Miller might kill her. Miller, the woman’s common-law husband, was put behind bars Tuesday to serve a one-year jail term for violating probation in two criminal cases. Moses said Miller’s imprisonment ends her anxiety he might beat her again or worse.
Make taco salad in a flash
September 13, 2000
When pressed for time, this recipe can create a quick meal.
Lobbyists treat legislators to reception
Lawrence senator, Baldwin representative attend $15,000 event in Chicago’s Sears Tower
September 13, 2000
Lobbyists spent $15,616 on a reception and dinner for Kansas legislators during a conference in Chicago in July, records show. Those records show that 25 legislators attended the “Kansas Night” event and dinner during a National Conference of State Legislatures meeting. Fifteen legislative staff members, 18 spouses and dozens of lobbyists also attended.
Area Briefs
September 13, 2000
Tribal council avoids discussing Rupnicki EPA to hear concerns on proposed water rules Lawrence SRS sees two top-level workers retire Senior services to start fund-raising campaign
NFL briefs
September 13, 2000
Garcia to remain 49ers’ starter Denver signs kicker, runner