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Local Briefs
September 16, 2000
Local Briefs
September 16, 2000
Loser takes all in ‘Irrelevant Bowl’ between Buffalo, UConn
September 16, 2000
Buffalo, which has lost 17 straight, plays a Connecticut team that entered its first Division I-A season ranked 114th out of 115 in one poll. The 115th school is none other than Buffalo.
Yale aims for victory No. 800
September 16, 2000
The school began playing football in 1872, and its days as a football power are long gone. But there’s still some growl left in Yale. And today the Bulldogs can become the first team in the nation to win 800 games with a season-opening victory over Dayton.
Turnover trouble
Giveaways costly in Tigers’ opener
September 16, 2000
Zain Gilmore didn’t think he would ever fumble again after Missouri’s season opening win against Western Illinois. Then he fumbled again Saturday, and so did two other Tigers, and in the end Missouri lost 62-9 to Clemson after committing six total turnovers.
Johnson steps up at end for Wildcats
September 16, 2000
Kansas State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett didn’t have to look too far to find a replacement for defensive end Darren Howard, the Wildcats’ all-time sack leader.
Engagements
September 16, 2000
Jury awards $1.3 million in police crash
September 16, 2000
The Wichita Police Department has been ordered to pay $1.3 million to a Derby family whose son was killed in a collision with a patrol car. The sum awarded by a Sedgwick County District Court jury this week is five times the maximum Kansas law allows in wrongful death suits
Former lawmaker dies at 93
September 16, 2000
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Skubitz, who represented the 5th District of Kansas for 16 years, has died. Skubitz, 93, of Wichita, died Monday. He represented the district from 1963 to 1979.
State order results in dead fish, family loss
September 16, 2000
Thousands of fish are dead and a family has lost thousands of dollars after the state ordered water shut off to ponds that were being used to raise catfish. Last week, the state issued a cease-and-desist order to Raymond Yenne and his son, Jack, who were raising 4,500 catfish on their farm in Smith County.
Homemade planes hit Lawrence runway
September 16, 2000
By Tom Meagher Nearly 50 people gathered Friday in Lawrence to show off, discuss and fly their homemade airplanes. The Lawrence Municipal Airport will be home this weekend to a fly-in of experimental aircraft.
Court limits guidelines ruling
Judges adapt U.S. decision to Kansas circumstances
September 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis The Kansas Court of Appeals Friday tried to narrow the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sentencing guidelines and said a prison inmate must serve his extended prison sentence.
Vann services
September 16, 2000
Dianna Hammons
September 16, 2000
Alonzo Hysten
September 16, 2000
Ex-KU football player charged
September 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis A former Kansas University football player will stand trial on charges he masterminded the robbery of a small-time drug dealer. Dion Johnson, 23, is charged in Douglas County District Court, with aggravated robbery and kidnapping in connection with the June 27 incident in the 2700 block of Kentucky. He pleaded innocent to the charges Friday.
Ice studies back up global warming theory
September 16, 2000
Ancient ice drilled from deep inside a glacier shows that the past century has been the hottest period in 1,000 years in the Himalayas. The Ohio State-lead team analyzed ice cores from some of the most remote mountains in the world.
Graves peeved at lottery questions
September 16, 2000
Gov. Bill Graves bristled Friday regarding continued questions about the circumstances behind the planned departure of the Kansas Lottery’s executive director. Graves told reporters that Greg Ziemak’s resignation and a criminal investigation of the lottery are unrelated and that the director’s departure had been discussed for two years. Ziemak plans to leave Oct. 1.
Clinton: Fuel costs bring no threat of recession
September 16, 2000
As protests spread across Europe about high fuel costs, President Clinton assured Americans on Friday he sees no threat of a U.S. recession anytime soon because of soaring oil prices. Clinton pledged to “do everything that I can to minimize … any adverse impact on the American people.”
Knight visits with Cardinals
General’ chats up La Russa, watches St. Louis-Chicago game
September 16, 2000
Bob Knight was back in the locker room Friday night, visiting with St. Louis manager Tony La Russa before taking in the Cardinals’ game against the Chicago Cubs.
Baseball Briefs
September 16, 2000
Hazing: Study reveals acceptance
September 16, 2000
The chess club, the cheerleading squad and the church volleyball team may sound like wholesome pastimes that will enhance a high school student’s college applications, but an alarming number of such activities involve dangerous hazing, according to a new survey.
World Briefs
September 16, 2000
Mexico City lifts alcohol ban for Independence Day
September 16, 2000
Mexicans aren’t just free to celebrate their independence from Spain today they are free to publicly toast the event with a glass of tequila for the first time in 70 years.
3 storms threaten Gulf
September 16, 2000
Suddenly, the tropics are boiling. Two systems now threaten to approach the U.S. coastline, one from the south, one from the east. On top of that, Tropical Storm Florence may redevelop into a hurricane and threaten Bermuda.
Charges dropped in Guard bombing case
September 16, 2000
Prosecutors dropped charges Friday against a former National Guardsman accused of breaking into a military base and trying to bomb the installation. A lawyer for Milan S. Mititch, a 35-year-old pilot for a commuter airline, said he was able to show, among other things, that Mititch was vacationing with his mother 140 miles away when the incident took place.
Vedral not guilty
Husker football player back on team
September 16, 2000
Nebraska football player Mark Vedral was acquitted Friday of charges he raped a woman while she slept in his home in May. The jury deliberated for about three hours, ending the four-day trial.
High-tech visa debate set
Congressional vote on measure had been delayed for months
September 16, 2000
A long-stalled bill to increase the number of visas for foreign high-tech workers gets the Senate’s attention next week, facing an “extremely uncertain” future because of a partisan battle over other immigration issues.
Campaign policies as products: Programs have ‘brand names’
September 16, 2000
The marketing effort behind boffo product names like Skippy peanut butter and DieHard batteries is at work in the presidential campaign, but with decidedly mixed results.
Clinton will talk to Reno about Wen Ho Lee case
September 16, 2000
President Clinton said Friday that he will contact Atty. Gen. Janet Reno to discuss his concerns about the government’s handling of the case of scientist Wen Ho Lee.
Raiders rout Firebirds - Shawnee Mission South 36, Free State 7
SM South shuts down Free State after early touchdown
September 16, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Off the field, Friday night’s high school football game at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium was a pleasant experience for the Free State faithful. On the field, it was anything but.
Counselors stress honesty when telling children about death
September 16, 2000
By Kim Hall Death is a difficult topic to discuss, especially with children and teen-agers. Unfortunately, it’s a discussion many Lawrence families are faced with after two sudden deaths last week. A car accident claimed the life of 14-year old Alicia Chavez Sept. 4. Then, 4-year old Isiaha Hagans died Sept. 7 from bacterial meningitis. Now, students of all ages are learning how to cope with their grief.
Cattlemen fighting nation’s largest meatpacker
September 16, 2000
The cattlemen behind an antitrust lawsuit against IBP Inc., the nation’s largest meatpacker, asked a federal judge Friday to exclude some cattle producers from their class-action claim.
Oil prices surge
September 16, 2000
Oil prices shot up again Friday as brewing tensions in the Middle East prompted the United States to warn Iraq that it would use military force if Baghdad threatened neighbor Kuwait.
Texas trips KC in extra innings
Rangers 12, Royals 11
September 16, 2000
Kelly Dransfeldt entered Friday night’s game as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning. And with a .167 average and one RBI for the season, he didn’t cause much notice.
Let the Games begin
September 16, 2000
In a dazzling tableau that celebrated the host nation’s rich diversity, Australia opened the Games of the 27th Olympiad on Friday night. The largest crowd ever to view an Olympic Opening Ceremony, 110,000, watched as 11,600 athletes and officials from 200 nations paraded into the stadium. The two Koreas marched as one.
Heat scares pumpkins
Growers fear shortages as Halloween nears
September 16, 2000
By Mark Fagan Janet Schaake enjoys pumpkin pies, but she doesn’t much appreciate the intense heat that’s already baked much of her pumpkin crop east of town. The bad conditions even have her thinking the unthinkable about October sales.
Oil price impact
September 16, 2000
Raintree lease
September 16, 2000
History lesson
September 16, 2000
Democrats can’t dismiss Bush
September 16, 2000
First, their candidate spends the first two weeks of the fall presidential campaign publicly running from debates instead of running for the White House.
RATS a sign of campaign decline
September 16, 2000
By Sandy Grady Washington columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News Did Alex Castellanos imagine that someday around a bar, he’d have political buddies whooping with glee at the way he fooled the suckers in the 2000 campaign?
Record of greatness
September 16, 2000
Journal-World Editorial It’s been a while since he starred as an Olympian, but we should never forget Al Oerter.
Feds to pay half costs of Winter Games
September 16, 2000
The federal government will pick up about half the $2.7 billion cost of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, congressional investigators said Friday. The $1.3 billion in federal spending planned for the Utah Winter Games is more than twice the amount spent on the larger Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, the General Accounting Office study said.
Olympic Roundup
September 16, 2000
She shoots. She scores! American Nancy Johnson captured the first gold medal of the Sydney Olympics, firing her way to victory today in the women’s 10-meter air rifle.
Haskell to play today in Tulsa
September 16, 2000
Officially, homecoming at Haskell Indian Nations University will be next Saturday. For the majority of HINU’s football players, however, homecoming will be today. Haskell will tangle with Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Tulsa, Okla., and 26 players on the Fightin’ Indians’ 44-man roster are from Oklahoma.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 16, 2000
Ethics debate hits cyberspace
Research using online chat rooms raises questions at KU conference
September 16, 2000
By Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press Internet Writer Don’t get too comfortable in your online support group. A researcher may be lurking, recording your outpourings in the name of science. In fact, a researcher posing as a member of the support group may be posting messages simply to observe the reaction from participants.
KUAC board issues endorsement for Frederick
September 16, 2000
By Chuck Woodling Reverberations from that February incident of alleged sexual assault involving two Kansas University football players won’t go away. Nevertheless, the KU Athletics Corp. board has given the the athletics department a ringing endorsement for the way it has handled fallout.
Chiefs must attempt to stay afloat
Chargers, Kansas City will both be looking for first wins Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium
September 16, 2000
In the NFL, the difference between 0-3 and 1-2 is almost comparable to being dead or alive. Yes, the history of the league contains examples of teams that lost their first three or even their first four games and got straightened out in time to have a successful year.
Valentine stays in game shape
Former Kansas University guard has advice for Jayhawks: Savor the moment
September 16, 2000
By Gary Bedore At 41, Darnell Valentine looks as if he can still play in the NBA. Or at least college. As a matter of fact, the former Kansas University All-America point guard did play highly competitive basketball on Friday, running the fast break and dishing crisp passes during pick-up games with current KU players at Allen Fieldhouse.
Poll: Gore leads Bush in key states
In quick shift, Democrat attracting independent voters
September 16, 2000
Vice President Al Gore has jumped to significant leads in the key battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois by consolidating Democratic support, attracting independent voters and cutting into Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s appeal to men, according to a new poll released Friday.
Hawks blank LHS - Olathe East 28, Lawrence 0
Olathe East QB scorches Lions’ secondary
September 16, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Up front, downfield and over the middle. Pass-happy Olathe East dominated every portion of Haskell Stadium’s field Friday night, steamrolling to a 28-0 Sunflower League football victory over Lawrence High.
National Briefs
September 16, 2000
Marilu Henner armed and dangerous as ‘Annie’
September 16, 2000
By Martin Kohn, Detroit Free Press Before she went on the road Marilu Henner went to the rifle range, even though her role as markswoman Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” requires only that she pretend to shoot.
Candidates tout education platforms
Bush attacks defense policy
September 16, 2000
As Vice President Al Gore visited Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Friday to discuss his education initiatives, Republican candidate George W. Bush used a stop here to criticize the Clinton administration’s defense policy.
Vietnam’s invasion winning cultural war
Thaw in international relations has flooded U.S. music stores with Vietnamese tunes
September 16, 2000
To young Vietnamese Americans, it’s the hottest music around. To older generations, it’s nothing more than Communist propaganda. And to a Little Saigon music industry once hailed as the “the Vietnamese Nashville,” it could spell doom.
Brutality allegation to bring claim filing
Victim to seek damages from Douglas County in arm-breaking incident
September 16, 2000
By Joel Mathis A man who says a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy broke his arm and threatened him not to sue has hired an attorney and plans action against the county in coming weeks. Scott Abraham, 53, says he was beaten and handcuffed in the Aug. 31 incident, but he was never charged with a crime.
Harvey Iversen
September 16, 2000
On the record
September 16, 2000
Lawrence Briefs
September 16, 2000
Big-time events give Lawrence residents abundance of riches
September 16, 2000
Indian leaders pass torch
Look within to make changes, conference leaders tell next generation
September 16, 2000
By Erwin Seba American Indian leaders who rose to national prominence in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s urged the generation that will succeed them to attack problems within Indian society. “You can’t go point the finger at the federal government all the time,” said Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. “We have to look within ourselves and make those changes which are necessary.
Fraud allegations rolled out
September 16, 2000
The Tennessee attorney general is investigating reports that used-tire dealers are selling recalled Firestones to customers, who then can trade them in for free, new replacements under Bridgestone/Firestone’s recall program. Sharon Curtis-Flair, spokeswoman for Atty. Gen. Paul Summers, said several states have talked to the company about what she called “a very serious situation.”
Business Briefcase
September 16, 2000
Markets slide as economy slows
Consumer Price Index declines for first time in 14 years, while investors focus on profit concerns
September 16, 2000
Investors’ continuing nervousness about corporate profits pushed blue chips and technology stocks to their lowest levels in more than a month Friday despite a government report indicating an easing of inflationary pressures.
Horoscopes
September 16, 2000
Mehringer carved career with luster
September 16, 2000
You have to be 70 or older to be even mildly conversant with the many great 1930s athletes in the Kansas University pantheon same as you must be beyond 60 to harbor personal reflections on the greatest Super Bowl of them all, World War II.
Is Woods worth it?
Nike hopes Tiger can fill advertising void left by Jordan
September 16, 2000
Tiger Woods formally signed a five-year endorsement contract with Nike on Friday as industry analysts tried to answer the $100 million question. Is a golfer worth that much money?
Kansas lineman Owen blond, but not by bottle
September 16, 2000
By Chuck Woodling From rapper Eminem to the eight-year-old boy riding down the block on the motorized mini-scooter, more and more males are dying their hair blond. Not Marc Owen.
AL Roundup
September 16, 2000
Daydream Team’ fails to excite
Letting National Basketball Association players toy with rest of world is getting old
September 16, 2000
When the first Dream Team played in the 1992 Olympics, there were mob scenes outside the team’s hotel in Barcelona. With NBA players set for a third foray at the Olympics, disturbances outside their hotel have continued.
Back in the saddle again
KU’s Hill, Nesmith eager to make 2000 debuts today
September 16, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Carl Nesmith is a pretty fair hitter, and Harrison Hill is a pretty good little receiver. Aside from the tangible traits they bring to the football field, though, they bring a little something extra that Kansas University football coach Terry Allen will be counting on today, when the Jayhawks play host to Alabama-Birmingham in their home opener.
Lottery worker charged
Employee faces 268 counts in alleged scam
September 16, 2000
By Dave Ranney A nine-year employee of the Kansas Lottery was charged Friday with 268 counts of computer crime, theft, and official misconduct. Richard Lee Knowlton, 55, is accused of altering the lottery’s computer system in ways that turned losing “scratch tickets” into winners.
Hot films to make debut at Toronto
Best of the bunch will be coming soon to theater near you
September 16, 2000
By Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News Maybe it’s a sign of the times. The jam-packed, 25th-anniversary edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will go into the books as one the most politically conservative and self-satisfied gatherings in recent memory.
Daily Ticker
September 16, 2000
Anniversaries
September 16, 2000
Auburn’s Johnson running wild
Butler CC transfer running back makes transition look easy
September 16, 2000
Rudi Johnson labored in the obscurity of junior college football for two seasons, dominating opponents in front of tiny crowds. Then, he joined the Southeastern Conference, and at least one thing has changed. Now, he’s dominating opponents in front of 80,000 fans.
Neuheisel hopes for victorious return to Boulder
September 16, 2000
Rick Neuheisel returns to Boulder today with his ninth-ranked Washington Huskies, hoping the focus will be on football and not his abrupt and bitter departure from Colorado 20 months ago at the height of recruiting season.
Weddings
September 16, 2000
Farmer killed by deer
Couple had raised wild animal as pet
September 16, 2000
Animal experts say the mauling of a southeast Kansas woman by a pet deer reinforces the danger of attempting to domesticate wildlife. Bourbon County authorities said Margaret Hershberger, 75, was attacked and killed Tuesday at her home near Mapleton by a deer that she and her husband raised from infancy.
Area Briefs
September 16, 2000
Confidence in game shaken
Customers think twice about buying tickets; seller doubts slowdown
September 16, 2000
By Mike Belt Carol Thompson wasn’t surprised when she heard about the scandal involving the Kansas Lottery. The 45-year-old Lawrence woman said she often plays the lottery, but next time she may think twice before trading another dollar bill for a lottery ticket. “I always thought it was crooked,” Thompson said Friday as she made a quick stop at the Site Service Station and convenience store, 946 E. 23rd. “This might make me stop (buying).”
Jawbone blues
Pain in joint a common problem
September 16, 2000
By Jim Baker Of all the joints in our bodies, we probably spend the least amount of time worrying about the ones in our jaws. As long as these hinges of bone, ligaments and cartilage are doing their job right allowing us to chomp food and form words we don’t think about them. But when there’s a problem with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, it gets our attention pretty fast.
Well being
September 16, 2000
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade will debut a new pen design in October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Baylor sets its sights on 2-0 start
Smarting Gophers next Waco visitor
September 16, 2000
Having won its season opener for the first time since 1996, Baylor now welcomes the challenge of making it two in a row … also a feat last accomplished in ‘96.
Wichita mayor leads fight against racism
Knight head of national group sponsoring effort
September 16, 2000
The white, Republican mayor of the state’s largest city has placed himself at the forefront of a national effort to combat racism. When he took over the leadership of the National League of Cities, Wichita Mayor Bob Knight rallied the group to tackle what he saw as the greatest barrier to hope and promise in the nation’s cities the issue of race relations.
People, faces & things
September 16, 2000
Circus wife recalls monkey’s manners better than a child’s
September 16, 2000
Baker to face fading Lions
Winless Lindenwood will be first home foe for Wildcats tonight
September 16, 2000
By Chuck Woodling No way did John Frangoulis expect to be facing a winless Lindenwood University football team in Baker University’s home opener tonight. Yet the Lions, picked to finish third in the preseason Heart of America Conference poll, will take an 0-3 record into tonight’s game.
NFL Briefs
September 16, 2000
NL Roundup
September 16, 2000