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Maddux dominates Mets
Atlanta wins again at home, boosts lead to 4
September 19, 2000
The New York Mets still haven’t figured out a way to win at Turner Field.
Lawrence Briefs
September 19, 2000
Colon handcuffs Yanks
Indians pitcher one-hits New York in 2-0 Cleveland victory
September 19, 2000
Sitting alone, Bartolo Colon could tell something special was happening. It had become stone silent on the Cleveland bench.
Horoscopes
September 19, 2000
Lottery cover-up alleged
Suspect said he ‘wanted to shock the Kansas Lottery into action’
September 19, 2000
By Dave Ranney The former Kansas Lottery technician accused of tampering with the agency’s computer and stealing more than $62,000 admitted Monday from his jail cell that he turned 12 losing tickets into winners.
Indians must play odd twinbill
Cleveland miffed it has to play Twins, White Sox in day-night doubleheader
September 19, 2000
Over their objections, the Cleveland Indians are stuck with a strange twinbill against the Twins and White Sox.
Philanthropist to give $80 million to Smithsonian museum
September 19, 2000
A California real estate tycoon turned philanthropist, whose hobbies include the Seattle Seahawks football team and big game hunting in Central Asia, today will give the Smithsonian Institution $80 million, the biggest donation in its history.
Nation Briefs
September 19, 2000
Transit strike snarls L.A.
Work week begins with commuters stranded
September 19, 2000
A transit strike forced nearly half a million Southern California commuters to scrounge for rides or get behind the wheel themselves Monday at the start of the work week, worsening traffic on already clogged streets and freeways.
Customer complaints may be useful for business owners
September 19, 2000
Aid to China may haunt U.S.
September 19, 2000
By Cal Thomas Columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate President Clinton has again undistinguished himself by blaming others for the botched investigation and prosecution of Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory scientist Wen Ho Lee. According to press reports, Clinton never raised any objection to the way the FBI and Justice Department proceeded after it was discovered that nuclear secrets were missing and that Lee was a suspect.
People, Faces, and Things
September 19, 2000
Despite his notoriety as a television figure, Jack Hanna doesn’t like to be referred to as a celebrity. The term zookeeper fits him fine.
Lasorda feel-good story of Games
Hall of Fame skipper has enough patriotic jabber to last until torch is extinguished
September 19, 2000
The baseball competition in the 2000 Summer Olympics is a hoot.
Olympics briefs
September 19, 2000
Business Briefcase
September 19, 2000
Problems not limited to fixed tickets
September 19, 2000
By Dave Ranney and Joel Mathis Kansas Lottery officials say Richard Lee Knowlton is the only current or former lottery employee embroiled in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation probe that brought his arrest on 268 counts.
Audit ordered into state’s foster care
Inquiry to take about 12 weeks to complete
September 19, 2000
An audit of the state’s adoption and foster care system was ordered Monday by a legislative committee that wants the report ready for lawmakers when they begin their 2001 session.
Minnesota prep chooses Spartans
Anderson headed to Michigan State; Bozeman orally commits Bruins
September 19, 2000
By Gary Bedore It didn’t take Minnesota prep Alan Anderson long to sort out his college finalists. Anderson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Minneapolis who visited Kansas last weekend, on Monday verbally committed to Michigan State over KU and Minnesota.
Scientists want closer look at life-threatening asteroids
September 19, 2000
They may only strike every 100,000 years on average, but life-threatening asteroids could be heading Earth’s way, and scientists said Monday they want a closer look.
World Briefs
September 19, 2000
Hostage sightings reported
Philippines troops continue assaults against rebel captors
September 19, 2000
Government troops pursuing Muslim rebels through a southern Philippine jungle to rescue 19 hostages have reported the first sightings of some of the captives, an official said today.
Swimmers strike gold
Krayzelburg, Quann place first for United States
September 19, 2000
Damn the Thorpedo. Full speed ahead! Australian superstar Ian Thorpe finally played second fiddle in the Olympic swimming pool Monday night (Monday morning Eastern Time). A night that, once again, was golden for the United States.
A ‘Low’ blow
September 19, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The principal’s overreaction to an alternative newspaper points out the need for a school district policy on such publications.
Briefly
September 19, 2000
Local briefs
September 19, 2000
FSHS tennis rolls over Olathe South West stops Heights
News Briefs
September 19, 2000
Sager services
September 19, 2000
Harold Smith
September 19, 2000
Fall tradition falls by wayside
Premiere week’ for TV series becomes thing of the past
September 19, 2000
An American TV institution as old and seasonally familiar as Sunday afternoon football games has quietly disappeared from the landscape this month: premiere week of the new fall season.
Eclectic cuisine from Down Under is up and coming
September 19, 2000
Put another shrimp on the “barbie?”
Heartland Flyer speeding its pace
Amtrak backer in Oklahoma foresees expansion to KC, Chicago
September 19, 2000
The Heartland Flyer already is a success story and will become even more popular with increased speed and a new lounge car, says a lawmaker who has worked to expand Amtrak’s presence in Oklahoma.
Police seek suspect in fatal fire
Witnesses report threat preceded blaze
September 19, 2000
Police searched Monday for a suspect in an apartment building fire Sunday that killed two people and injured nine others. Two of the injured remained in serious condition. Investigators believed the fire was set by a man who witnesses said had threatened to burn the building down if it looked like he was going to be sent to jail for hitting his girlfriend.
Army misdeeds detailed
Report: Peacekeepers ‘stepped over the line’ of acceptable behavior
September 19, 2000
Army paratroopers abused and beat civilians in Kosovo after their training for a peacekeeping mission failed to tone down their “combat mentality,” according to an Army investigative report that also blamed the soldiers’ commanders for ignoring signs of trouble in the unit.
Cowboys trip Washington, 27-21
Cunningham fires two touchdown passes as Dallas claims road victory
September 19, 2000
Troy Aikman might not get his job back as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback. Washington’s Brad Johnson may not keep his.
Yankees, MSG postpone deadline
September 19, 2000
The New York Yankees and Madison Square Garden Network postponed their Monday deadline for deciding whether MSG would match the team’s proposal to start its own cable network.
Rumors swirl around Piniella, D’Rays
Though Seattle skipper would seem a good fit in Tampa, he plays down speculation
September 19, 2000
During the weekend, Lou Piniella predicted there would be a lot of attention given to speculation about the Tampa native becoming the next Tampa Bay Devil Rays manager.
Flu shot shortage anticipated
Health Department creates priority list for doling out vaccinations
September 19, 2000
By Joel Mathis Area health officials are preparing for a possible shortage of flu vaccine this year. “We know for sure there are delays and likely a shortage,” said Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
On the Record
September 19, 2000
U.S. gets copy of bin Laden’s terrorism CD
September 19, 2000
U.S. intelligence agencies have obtained CD-ROM copies of a six-volume manual they believe is used by Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden to train recruits at his terrorism camps, USA Today reported.
Historic trade bill for China expected to pass Senate today
September 19, 2000
Congress is about to change the nature of U.S.-China trade ties in a vote supporters say will add a critical element of stability to the tumultuous relations between the world’s most powerful and most populous nations.
Cross-country drifter convicted in slaying
Suspect has confessed to more than a dozen other murders
September 19, 2000
A drifter who has allegedly confessed to a dozen slayings across the country was convicted Monday of killing a 13-year-old girl last New Year’s Eve.
Office attack kills one
September 19, 2000
A man whose disability claim had been denied walked into a Social Security office Monday and fatally shot a security guard before surrendering, police said. A bystander was wounded.
High-speed rail funding sought
September 19, 2000
America’s first high-speed train service is almost a year behind schedule, but congressional supporters still plan a major push this week to devote $3.3 billion to develop 11 other high-speed rail lines throughout the nation.
Lions searching for better ball control
September 19, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Smarting from the school’s first shutout in two years, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd was searching for answers three days after a 28-0 loss to Olathe East.
Defensive effort thrills Firebird coach
September 19, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Not all was lost during Free State High’s football loss Friday night.
Rumors rampant in Peru’s capital
Justice, military officials deny reports that spy chief detained
September 19, 2000
Peru’s justice minister denied reports Monday that the nation’s shadowy intelligence chief has been detained, saying the military was not holding the powerful behind-the-scenes figure who is at the center of a growing political crisis.
Vols’ fans upset at professor
Bensel-Meyers target after claims led to NCAA probe
September 19, 2000
English professor Linda Bensel-Meyers cringes when she opens her e-mail.
Sideline
September 19, 2000
Riley to coach at Penn Lane’s widow held without bail
Jordan gets tough on militants
September 19, 2000
A military court on Monday sentenced six Muslim militants to death by hanging for planning terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli targets in Jordan. Four of the six remain at large and were tried in absentia.
Reparation’ scam targets elderly blacks
September 19, 2000
Hoax letters have been mailed to elderly black people across the South over the past three weeks, telling them they may be eligible for $5,000 in slave reparations or Social Security reimbursements.
Possible TV payoff reason behind KU-UCLA game
September 19, 2000
Let me see if I have this right Kansas University has agreed to play UCLA in football next season and will pay $400,000 for the privilege. UCLA??? Why in the world when Kansas must play eight Big 12 Conference games and has to record six victories to earn a bowl trip would the Jayhawks want to meet a perennial power?
Mississippi first, Massachusetts last in charity survey
September 19, 2000
When it comes to charity, relatively poor Mississippi and other Bible Belt states are mighty generous, while New England ranks at the bottom in spite of its new economy, “dot-com” money.
Rookies shine for Chiefs
First-year players keyed Kansas City’s victory over San Diego
September 19, 2000
One of the greatest draft classes in Kansas City history may have just had its coming-out party. Leading tacklers in Sunday’s 42-10 win over San Diego? Rookie cornerback Patrick Dennis and rookie safety Greg Wesley.
Big 12 honors Atkinson
KU defender named player of week
September 19, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock Algie Atkinson, Kansas University’s junior outside linebacker from Skokie, Ill., is the Jayhawks’ first Big 12 defensive player of the week. And no one could be more pleased to see Atkinson honored for his on-field abilities than KU coach Terry Allen.
Taco shells may not be fit for consumption
Unapproved biotech corn product found on grocery store shelves
September 19, 2000
The government is investigating whether taco shells sold in stores under the Taco Bell name contain a variety of biotech corn that isn’t approved for human consumption due to questions about whether it could cause allergic reactions.
Indonesia faces sanctions threat
September 19, 2000
An hour before meeting the U.S. Defense secretary on Monday, Indonesia’s president announced the dismissal of the national police chief for failing to arrest the youngest son of former President Suharto.
Indianapolis wins opener
September 19, 2000
Santiago Perez and Lyle Mouton homered in the seventh inning to break open a tight game Monday as the Indianapolis Indians beat the Memphis Redbirds, 8-3, in the opening game of the Triple-A World Series.
American released by Colombian gunmen
September 19, 2000
An American woman freed by guerrillas on Monday said she was deeply shaken by her ordeal but has no intention of abandoning this violence-torn South American country that’s been her home for 34 years.
Study digs up dirt on hygiene habits
One-third of Americans fail to wash after using public rest rooms
September 19, 2000
Apparently the city that never sleeps is also too busy to wash up. A new survey of public rest room habits in five U.S. cities finds New York commuters are least likely to clean their hands after using the toilet.
Coney Island’ is touching tale
September 19, 2000
“Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God Be Back by Five” re-teams director/co-writer Richard Schenkman and actor/co-writer Jon Cryer, who first joined forces on the romantic comedy “The Pompatus of Love.” This time they’re in a more serious mood, which is not to say this deeply felt, engaging little film is without humor, although it confronts a great deal of pain and loss.
Files’ offers exploitation not explanation
High school ends up looking like an episode of ‘Cops’
September 19, 2000
Twenty minutes was all I could take of “The Teen Files: Surviving High School” (7 p.m., UPN). Its rapid style editing technique and relentlessly downbeat approach to post-adolescent life made every high school experience look like a potential episode of “Cops.”
Cadbury snaps up beverage brand
British company blames Quaker for Snapple woes
September 19, 2000
The turnaround of Snapple fruit and tea drinks once an albatross around Quaker Oats Co.’s corporate neck was underscored Monday when Cadbury Schweppes bought Snapple and other beverage brands for $910 million in cash.
Below-average crops keep above-average pace
September 19, 2000
Unable to recover from hot, dry weather, fall crops continued to mature and be cut ahead of schedule, the government said Monday.
Daily Ticker
September 19, 2000
Crude oil prices rise to Gulf War level
September 19, 2000
Crude oil for delivery in October rose above $37 per barrel Monday in New York the first time it reached that level since the war in the Persian Gulf.
Energy crisis doesn’t exist
September 19, 2000
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer It drives me nuts when I hear people carrying on about the current “energy crisis.” There is no energy crisis.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 19, 2000
Wetlands Stand
September 19, 2000
Ad firm’s legacy of dirty tactics
September 19, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Features Syndicate The Republican National Committee recently commissioned Alex Castellanos and his advertising firm, Natmedia.com, to create a commercial dealing with Al Gore’s prescription-reimbursement plan. This 30-second ad stirred up some controversy, however, due to a split-second flashing of the word “RATS” on the screen.
Voters look at candidates’ ties
September 19, 2000
By Ellen Gooman Columnist for The Boston Globe Bostonians do take history seriously. We have landmarks on every memorable site from Paul Revere’s house to Lexington and Concord. But somehow I don’t think we’ll be putting up a plaque to Al and Tipper’s romance.
James Buxton
September 19, 2000
Mary Dixon
September 19, 2000
KSU treats donor like royalty
91-year-old woman has given $8 million
September 19, 2000
They wined her and dined her, gave her a prime seat for the big football game and even flew her to and from her Florida home in the school’s private jet. And she’s not even a Kansas State University graduate. But for the $8 million worth of good that Alice Fiedler has done for the university, nobody minds that the 91-year-old woman is a graduate of Kansas University.
Bush touts family tax cuts
Kansas City campaign stop meant to convince middle class to support GOP
September 19, 2000
George W. Bush used the White family to show what his tax plan will mean for America’s working families.Frank and Rechele White of Kansas City, with their three daughters, 2 to 8 years old, took center stage with Bush and his wife, Laura, at a campaign stop Monday.
Fire misses water plant
Construction crews accidentally ignite dry grass with sparks
September 19, 2000
By Joel Mathis A construction worker was hospitalized briefly after a wind-blown grass fire came within a few yards of the city’s Clinton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant. City and fire officials said the plant, in the 2200 block of Wakarusa Drive, was not shut down during the fire.
Statement of Richard Lee Knowlton
September 19, 2000
The following is a statement issued by Richard Lee Knowlton, who has been charged with 268 counts of manipulating the lottery’s computer system to claim 126 prizes during an 18-month period.
American Eagle lands lease
Judge, financial planners also coming to Massachusetts St.
September 19, 2000
By Mark Fagan A federal judge, financial planners and a national retailer of casual clothing are moving to the northern end of Massachusetts Street. Several tenants are preparing to occupy new and renovated space along the west side of Massachusetts Street, north of Seventh Street.
Area contractor to expand services
New president Kamal Mikhail wants to build on $50 million-a-year Lawrence business
September 19, 2000
By Mark Fagan A Lawrence-based building contractor has a new boss. Kamal Mikhail is the new president of Harris Construction Co. Inc., bringing more than 26 years of construction experience to the firm’s main office at 3200 Haskell Ave.
James Young
September 19, 2000
Water loss costs Lawrence
City bills for 8 percent less than it uses, reports show
September 19, 2000
By Kendrick Blackwood During the recent dry, hot weather when city officials were urging water conservation, a certain amount of treated water in Lawrence was lost. Some poured out of broken water lines. Some was used to fight fires. Some splashed into the street when hydrants were tested or lines were flushed. And some trickled from smaller leaks in the 375 miles of pipe throughout the city.
Stocks tumble on worries about corporate profits
September 19, 2000
A selloff in blue-chip and technology issues pushed stocks sharply lower Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq composite index down more than 100 points apiece as corporate profit warnings again preoccupied the market.