Archive for Friday, September 15, 2000

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Tire recall sparks insurance warning
Sebelius says firms can’t add surcharge
September 15, 2000
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius has told companies they cannot increase auto insurance premiums for Kansans who have had accidents caused by defective tires.
News briefs
September 15, 2000
Iraqi jet pierced Saudi airspace Playskool recalls infant top
Home team’s record at Memorial Stadium: 0-1
September 15, 2000
By Ryan Ritter, Online Sports Manager The inaugural use of Memorial Stadium’s new space-age turf resulted in a loss for the home team. On the good side, this may be the answer to a trivia question that gets you a round of beer at your favorite pub: the first victor on Memorial Stadium’s new turf was the high school team from Shawnee Mission South.
Former lottery employee faces 268 criminal charges
September 15, 2000
A former Kansas Lottery administrator faces 268 criminal charges filed by the attorney general’s office, which alleges he used the agency’s computer system to manipulate tickets.
City Athlete of the Week, 9/15: Susie Epp, FSHS
September 15, 2000
Epp, a doubles tennis player last year and normally the Firebirds’ No. 2 singles player, went 3-0 to win the No. 1 singles championship during last weekend’s Marysville Invitational.
Prices, spending drop in ‘gold-medal’ economy
September 15, 2000
Wholesale prices fell for the first time in four months and Americans spent more cautiously in August, increasing the odds that the Federal Reserve won’t raise interest rates again this year.
Anti-porn law hurts online firms
Parental-consent rule costs Zeeks.com $200,000 a year
September 15, 2000
While federal officials work out the kinks of enforcing a law aimed at protecting children from online pornography, at least one major Web site for children is saying the measure is hurting its legitimate business.
Brown case attorney seeks board seat
Candidate helped reopen Topeka desegregation case in 1979
September 15, 2000
An attorney who helped reopen the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case and fought the Topeka school district in federal court for years now wants to join the school board.
SRS denies releasing victims’ address
Father poisoned girls
September 15, 2000
A spokesman for the state’s social service agency says it didn’t send a man who poisoned his daughters with antifreeze the girls’ foster-care address.
Drought becomes fishermen’s bonanza
September 15, 2000
A dry, hot summer has left Finney State Fishing Lake a fishless puddle.
Basehor mayor won’t leave
Criminal charges filed
September 15, 2000
Mayor John Pfannenstiel says he won’t step down, despite a request by two City Council members that he resign from office until felony charges against him are resolved.
Incumbent Moore makes issue of Kline’s funds
Challenger responds, criticizing Democrat’s soft money contributions
September 15, 2000
Seizing on a Washington fund-raiser given by his GOP challenger, Kansas Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore urged Republican Phill Kline to disclose the names of his contributors via the Internet.
Gates barbecue restaurant to reopen in Leawood
KDHE had shut down well-known eatery
September 15, 2000
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas City area’s largest barbecue restaurant came to an agreement Thursday that allowed its Leawood location to reopen.
Protesters to picket conference
Some Kickapoos allege ‘wrongdoing’ at tribe’s Horton casino
September 15, 2000
By Mike Belt American Indian leaders at a conference today at Kansas University will be greeted by protesters.
William Rayburn
September 15, 2000
Hays services
September 15, 2000
Lawrence briefs
September 15, 2000
KU receives grant to help Topeka students State education board awards Lawrence grants
Brother, friends to stand trial for July shooting
September 15, 2000
By Joel Mathis A Lawrence man was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges he tried to kill his sister’s boyfriend and grazed her with a bullet in the process.
Area briefs
September 15, 2000
Ouster effort on hold Another suspect charged in kidnapping case
District leader shares vision
Interim superintendent focuses on learning environments
September 15, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Interim Supt. Randy Weseman said Thursday his top priority was to provide Lawrence public school children high quality, equitable learning environments.
Truth is casualty in tire scandal
September 15, 2000
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer As Congess continues its belated inquiry into millions of faulty auto tires that may have caused as many as 90 deaths on America’s highways, pressure is mounting at Ford and Firestone, two of the nation’s oldest and most respected corporations.
Renter problems
September 15, 2000
Two too many
September 15, 2000
Journal-World Editorial Results of a student-athlete survey should raise Kansas University’s awareness of the problems of sexual harassment and assault.
Daily ticker
September 15, 2000
Briefs
September 15, 2000
Evangelist insists Jesus is the only road to salvation
September 15, 2000
Given his snide comments about Christianity, CNN founder Ted Turner was an odd choice as honorary chairman of the “peace summit” on interfaith tolerance, which drew 1,000 leaders from many religions to the United Nations in late August.
Martinez dominates Indians again
Red Sox, Blue Jays tighten up AL wild card standings
September 15, 2000
Pedro Martinez can’t be intimidated by taunts, boos or death threats. And as far as Cleveland is concerned, Martinez can’t be beaten. Martinez did it to Cleveland once again Thursday night, allowing four hits in seven innings in Boston’s 7-4 victory.
Fuel protests ease in Europe
September 15, 2000
Britain’s fuel crisis eased Thursday as several blockades ended at refineries and depots, but other protests continued and one abruptly restarted after demonstrators learned that an oil company had raised its prices.
U.N. panel considering intervention guidelines
September 15, 2000
A Canadian-led commission on Thursday launched an effort to help the U.N. decide whether to step in when a country faces a crisis within its borders, even if U.N. intervention is unwanted.
Casino opponents seek faster appeals process
September 15, 2000
An Oklahoma Indian tribe’s plan to open a casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan., violates an appeals court’s order, opponents told the court in a new filing.
World briefs
September 15, 2000
Activist released from house arrest Qatar plane hijacked; suspect surrenders
Disputed run lifts Seattle in 11th inning
September 15, 2000
Mike Cameron, naturally, thought he was safe. At least, that’s what he said. Cameron scored a disputed run on Jay Buhner’s two-out double in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Nemechek focused
Driver puts memories of deaths aside
September 15, 2000
Joe Nemechek has more reason than most drivers to think about death on the track. And he puts such thoughts from his mind every time he fires up his engine. It will be no different Sunday when he defends his title in the Dura Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.
FDA panel won’t ease ban on gay blood donations
September 15, 2000
Government scientists narrowly rejected a proposal to ease the ban on gay male blood donors Thursday, citing uncertainty over whether the move would increase the AIDS risk to the nation’s blood supply.
Firebirds fall to SM South
September 15, 2000
Shawnee Mission South edged Free State, 2-1, in boys soccer Thursday at the Raiders’ field.
LHS soccer clipped, 3-1
September 15, 2000
By Jason Franchuk The soccer goal is eight yards wide, which is ludicrously small or ridiculously big, depending on what half Lawrence was playing in. Derek Scott, the Lions’ goalkeeper, dove, reached and grabbed for 90 minutes in a fine effort Thursday night at the Youth Sports Inc. field, but as the game dragged on Shawnee Mission East simply had too many shots.
Candidates discuss growth
September 15, 2000
By Amber Stuever Douglas County Commission candidates talked economic growth and its environmental impact in a forum Thursday night. “This county is in the process of change, from being a rural community a few years ago to being an urban community today,” said Larry Kipp, 3rd District Democratic nominee. “We have to be future-oriented.”
Pesticides found in aquifer
Traces of farming chemicals detected in Ogallala’s groundwater
September 15, 2000
Pesticides are getting into the groundwater in the Ogallala Aquifer faster than authorities expected, according to officials with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Students, principal compromise
Publication allowed on school property subject to administrative review
September 15, 2000
By Tim Carpenter Low Budget was back on campus Thursday. Two Lawrence High School seniors were allowed to distribute their alternative newspaper on school property, a reversal of their school principal’s earlier decision. After distributing their first edition late last month, the students were suspended from attending classes and barred from circulating their publication.
O-East set to test Lions
Lawrence High to put 2-0 record on line against unbeaten Hawks
September 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus With two of the state’s top-ranked Class 6A teams in its own backyard, Olathe East has been the forgotten school. While No. 2 Olathe South and No. 3 Olathe North receive most of the hype, O-East has been lurking in the shadows. The Hawks, though, are quickly gaining attention with decisive victories over Shawnee Mission South and Shawnee Mission West.
KU remembers UAB
Jayhawks won four-overtime thriller in 1998
September 15, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Please pardon Kansas University’s football players if they wax a bit nostalgic this week leading up to the renewal of their series with Alabama-Birmingham. Kansas and UAB have played just three times, but all three have had some sort of historical significance the Jayhawks can’t overlook.
Eudora to face Wellsville in home opener
September 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Following a rugged first two weeks at Paola and then Louisburg, Eudora High gets to play in front of its home crowd tonight when the Cardinals play host to Wellsville. The Cardinals (1-1) outlasted Paola, 14-13, in overtime in the opener before falling 28-0 to Louisburg last week. Wellsville (0-2) has lost to Louisburg, 48-6, and Baldwin, 28-8.
Internet researchers chat at KU
Web doesn’t seem to be leveling field, some say
September 15, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Internet is not the great equalizer it is cracked up to be, according to researchers attending the first conference to study the Net’s cultural impact. Though it’s becoming common for candidates to reach voters through Web sites, researchers say they see less usage of the Internet by candidates in third-party bids for U.S. House and Senate races.
Simien, Anderson to visit Kansas this weekend
September 15, 2000
By Gary Bedore Wayne Simien verbally committed to Kansas University last April during his junior year at Leavenworth High. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound senior forward has never regretted the decision, even though it meant he won’t be flown to campuses all over the country for visits with major college basketball coaches.
NBC set for big Olympic opener
Coverage kicks off tonight
September 15, 2000
For openers, NBC plans an Olympic spectacular. The network of the Sydney Games will be on the air from 6:30 p.m tonight, covering the opening ceremony with all the glamour and glitz that a $705 million rights fee deserves. And the Sydney organizing committee has made sure there will be plenty to show.
U.S. women blank Norway
September 15, 2000
There was a sense of deja vu Down Under: The Olympic opening ceremony was a day away, and buses were missing and lost much like at the 1996 Summer Games. Something else was familiar Thursday in Australia: The U.S. women’s soccer team was still winning. The defending gold medal winners came out smoking with a 2-0 victory over Norway a dominating performance where Tiffeny Milbrett nearly came away with a hat trick.
Alan Keyes speaks at Baker
Former presidential candidate discusses election, moral decisions
September 15, 2000
By Joy Ludwig With the November election fast approaching, former presidential candidate Alan Keyes said he doubted that George W. Bush or Al Gore offered the substance that people want. Keyes, who Thursday was in Baldwin for Baker University’s annual convocation, said at a later press conference that he thought the public wasn’t interested in the issues the candidates were debating.
KU cornerback hopes to follow in footsteps of idol
September 15, 2000
By Gary Bedore Cornerback Andrew Davison wore jersey No. 2 his freshman year at Kansas University. Why? “Because Charles Woodson was No. 2 at Michigan (and) I was No. 2 in high school,” said Davison, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior out of Detroit’s Chadsey High.
Boxing brief
September 15, 2000
Clinton clashes with Reno on Wen Ho Lee case
September 15, 2000
In a rare public rebuke of his own Cabinet members, President Clinton said Thursday he was “quite troubled” by the Justice and Energy departments’ handling of the Wen Ho Lee case and “always had reservations” about the government’s insistence on jailing Lee before a trial.
Election debates slated
Bush agrees to three televised events
September 15, 2000
Republican George W. Bush, giving in after a two-week battle over debates, agreed Thursday to Democrat Al Gore’s demand that they meet in three prime-time confrontations sponsored by a bipartisan panel. The running mates will debate once.
Gears shift on 31st Street
Local officials tell KDOT they give up on trafficway
September 15, 2000
By Cody Howard City and county officials have decided they want to go it alone on 31st Street. In a meeting here Thursday, Lawrence Mayor Jim Henry and Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Taul told Kansas Transportation Secretary Dean Carlson they were no longer interested in fighting to complete the eastern segment of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Firebirds can’t wait for South
Free State ready to play in Memorial Stadium
September 15, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High football coach Bob Lisher is no stranger to coaching at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. “Well, I’ve coached at Memorial Stadium about five other times,” said Lisher, whose Firebirds will face Shawnee Mission South tonight at KU.
Nation briefs
September 15, 2000
Beach searched for mob victims Buffalo teachers back to school
Nation briefs
September 15, 2000
Death-row inmate freed because of trial delay 11-year-old killed during SWAT team raid
Nation briefs
September 15, 2000
Boston Strangler evidence sought Colombian helicopter weapons faltering
News briefs
September 15, 2000
Convicted murderer executed Kawasaki ATV recall issued
Firebirds go 1-2 in volleyball
September 15, 2000
Free State High went 1-2 at a volleyball quadrangular Thursday night at Blue Valley North.
Tempers flare in Dodge City
Hundreds oppose water rules
September 15, 2000
For 110 years, the Coger family has ranched in Kiowa and Comanche counties. It is a heritage Edward Coger hopes to pass on to his grandchildren.
Evelyn Vann
September 15, 2000
Coming-of-age ceremony recalls vows of baptism
September 15, 2000
By Jim Baker Quincea. You might never have heard the word before. But rest assured, your Hispanic friends and neighbors in Lawrence probably have.
Philly crime stats revamped
City audit finds many major offenses underreported
September 15, 2000
Philadelphia Police failed to report as many as 37,000 major crimes in 1998, or more than 100 a day, according to a city audit.
High school graduates up, but minority disparity seen
September 15, 2000
More than 83 percent of Americans age 25 and older graduated from high school, and more than 25 percent have at least a college degree both records, the Census Bureau says.
Navy replacing ship bathrooms
Unisex commodes on the way
September 15, 2000
To the Navy, it is a way to make warships sweeter smelling and more comfortable for today’s increasingly diverse crews. To the critics, it is social engineering and lamentable proof that Navy traditions are going the way of wooden ships.
University sued after story retracted from scholarly journal
September 15, 2000
The authors of a scholarly article on corporate misdeeds have sued the University of Denver for retracting the article, alleging the school caved in to pressure from Boise Cascade Corp.
Clinton announces trip to Vietnam
September 15, 2000
President Clinton will visit Vietnam as a final act of his presidency, personally confronting a painful chapter in the history of the nation and one of most controversial in his own life.
FSHS tennis first at quad
September 15, 2000
Free State High’s girls tennis team finished first at a quadrangular with Blue Valley Northwest, Shawnee Mission West and DeSoto on Thursday.
Willie Nelson still sings to support farmers
September 15, 2000
On Sunday, Farm Aid returns to suburban Washington for the second-straight year, and Willie Nelson hopes its message of continuing concern for the plight of the American family farmer travels swiftly up Route 66 to Capitol Hill.
Lions 2-1 at home quad
September 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High was in cruise control before detouring against Leavenworth during the Lions’ home volleyball opener Thursday in the LHS gym. The Lions opened the quad with a 15-6, 15-6 romp of Shawnee Mission West and a 15-1, 15-11 victory over SM East before bowing 15-6, 18-16 to the Pioneers.
NCAA may limit bowl games
Committee recommends drawing line at 26 postseason games
September 15, 2000
New parking facility available to KU fans
September 15, 2000
Kansas University football fans will have a new place to park this season. All 818 spaces in the new multi-level parking facility will be available at $10 per vehicle.
Sydney’s moment begins with Olympic opening ceremony
September 15, 2000
Australia turned to a symbol of its native aboriginal people Friday, world-champion sprinter Cathy Freeman, to light the Olympic torch and conclude a joyful ceremony that brought old enemies together under the banner of competition.
Spirituality
September 15, 2000
Friars invest with a purpose Wheaton College rated nation’s most devout campus
Bush had company ties to slasher movie
September 15, 2000
George W. Bush, who rails against the “pervasiveness of violence” in Hollywood, served for a decade on the board of a company that financed more than two dozen R-rated movies, including one in which a hitchhiker rips a young woman’s body in two.
People
September 15, 2000
Husband offers tips on ending sex lives, as well as marriages
September 15, 2000
Nation briefs
September 15, 2000
Indian leader addresses U.S. Congress Second-grader finds gun in backpack
On the Record
September 15, 2000
Death penalty debate renewed
September 15, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn In 1972, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all death penalty convictions based on the old federal statute were both unconstitutional and applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner.
Cards blank Cubs, 4-0
Mets keep pace with Braves in NL East
September 15, 2000
The closer the Cardinals get to the postseason, the better Pat Hentgen gets. Hentgen (15-10) pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout in more than three years in a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Clinton renews push for patients’ rights
September 15, 2000
President Clinton declared Thursday that passage of the patients bill of rights is his top priority for the final days of the 106th Congress, initiating an intense lobbying drive to get the handful of votes still needed to save the bill.
Short paces city squads at Lawrence Invitational
September 15, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Nothing like a freak frisbee injury to delay progress in your golf game. Lawrence High junior Leslie Short injured her right ankle a couple of weeks ago when she stepped in a hole while playing frisbee.
Survivor’ marathon slated
CBS to rerun popular island program opposite Olympics
September 15, 2000
Pagong. Tagi. Tribal council. Jeff Probst. They’re all part of the popular lexicon now, but who knew ‘em from Adam when “Survivor” premiered May 31? Those who missed the boat, or want to reboot, can jump ashore Friday when CBS’ “Survivor” marathon begins at 8 CST nightly except Sundays through Sept. 29, opposite NBC’s Summer Olympics coverage. Here are 10 top moments to look for:
Briefly
September 15, 2000
American Indian leaders meet at KU, Haskell Lawrence prepares for birthday festivities
Horoscopes
September 15, 2000
Nation briefs
September 15, 2000
No Powerball jackpot winner Chrysler pays fine to settle recall case
Briefcase
September 15, 2000
Executives appointed Automaker to expand in Asian market
Fair full of hopes, disappointments, rewards
One family experiences it all at annual state event in Hutchinson
September 15, 2000
Shelby Colborn stood, sweating patiently in a 100 percent wool jacket over long wool pants in 100-degree heat.
Movies, TV selling violence
September 15, 2000
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Talk about your ingrates.
Brazil’s de Ferran CART leader, but Andretti just six points back
September 15, 2000
Gil de Ferran has never been here before. Yes, the 32-year-old Brazilian driver has raced at Gateway International Speedway, finishing as high as third on the 1.27-mile oval. But never before in his six seasons in the CART FedEx Series has de Ferran been at the top of the standings.
Philosophical split costly for Kansas Republicans
September 15, 2000
by David Shribman The Boston Globe Johnson County has more doctors, dentists, hospitals, businesses and banks than any other county in Kansas. It has the highest assessed valuation in the state. It has an average income 50 percent higher than the rest of Kansas. It has a slate of officials in municipal and state positions that’s almost 100 percent Republican.
Faith-based schools see enrollment jump
Students seek answers to life’s questions as well as an education
September 15, 2000
The 17-year-old standing under the “Welcome New Students” sign in a stiff Oral Roberts University ball cap is a college freshman far from home. Within the week, he’ll swear off alcohol, premarital sex and cigarettes to stay here.
Davis, Palmeiro propel Rangers in 8-1 triumph over Royals
September 15, 2000
Doug Davis knows there’s at least one spot available in next year’s Texas Rangers’ starting rotation, and the rookie left-hander wants to clinch it down now. Davis took another step in that direction, allowing three hits in 71/3 innings, and Rafael Palmeiro hit his 36th homer of the season, leading the Rangers over the Kansas City Royals, 8-1, Thursday night.
Isolated mothers can find support groups
September 15, 2000
My husband and I just moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania, and I haven’t yet established a network of friends here. My family is back there, and I have no one but my husband to talk to about problems the children are having. He is very busy, so that leaves it all pretty much to me. How can I deal with the feeling of loneliness and isolation as a mother?
Local Briefs
September 15, 2000
Religion briefs
September 15, 2000
Sideline
September 15, 2000