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Baylor beats Jayhawks
September 28, 2000
Baylor outlasted Kansas University in five games Wednesday night at Ferrell Center. The Bears won the Big 12 match 15-8, 1-15, 15-6, 15-17, 15-8.
Daily Ticker
September 28, 2000
Big-ticket orders rise in August
September 28, 2000
Stronger demand for airplanes and electronics helped orders for big-ticket manufactured goods bounce back somewhat in August from a record plunge the month before. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose by a solid 2.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $216.1 billion.
E-commerce shares swoon
Priceline.com falls 42 percent Wednesday
September 28, 2000
Shares of Priceline.com plummeted 42 percent Wednesday, dragging other online commerce stocks down, after the Internet bidding site said third-quarter revenues would fall short of its own estimates.
OPEC defends oil policies
Taxes, market speculation to blame for high oil prices, cartel members say
September 28, 2000
By Traci Carl, The Associated Press OPEC leaders strongly defended their oil policies Wednesday, blaming high taxes and market speculators for prices that sparked global protests. During the first Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries summit in 25 years, leaders insisted there was little reason to raise the amount of oil they’re producing.
Disaster aid sought for farms
More than $2 billion needed, Glickman tells committee
September 28, 2000
More than $2 billion in government aid will be needed from Congress to compensate farmers and ranchers for damages from drought and other weather problems this year, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Wednesday.
Water woes
September 28, 2000
Is action in Kosovo worth it?
September 28, 2000
By George Will, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group During America’s Civil War, Confederates used “Quaker guns” logs painted like cannons to confuse Union forces. During the war in actually, 15,000 feet over Kosovo, forces of Serbia’s President Slobodan Milosevic used woodburning stoves, their chimneys pointed skyward, to simulate artillery barrels, which NATO’s marvelous munitions dispatched, along with decoy bridges made of plastic.
Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
September 28, 2000
Loss of security
September 28, 2000
Narrow view
September 28, 2000
Brief
September 28, 2000
State briefs
September 28, 2000
Legislators consider all-day kindergarten
September 28, 2000
A Wamego parent told legislators Wednesday that all-day kindergarten should be offered as an option, not forced on toddlers. Chris Wilson told members of a legislative committee on elementary and secondary education that half-day kindergarten was the right choice for her daughter.
Group appeals natural gas rate increase
Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board asks court to overturn regulators’ decision
September 28, 2000
The Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board has asked the state appeals court to overturn a $4.8 million natural gas rate hike affecting 96,000 customers in Kansas. The case marks only the third time CURB has filed an appeal challenging a Kansas Corporation Commission decision since CURB was chartered as a state agency in 1989 to advocate for small utility consumers, said Walker Hendrix, CURB’s chief consumer counsel.
Lawsuits claims Garden City schools mistreat students
September 28, 2000
A second lawsuit has been filed against Garden City schools claiming mistreatment of a special education student. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of an unidentified “John Doe,” was filed Monday in Finney County District Court by the child’s parent.
County discovers meth lab
September 28, 2000
A methamphetamine laboratory hidden in a wooded area in rural Rice County was found by Sheriff’s deputies investigating an earlier discovery of a meth lab in Hutchinson.
Mother gets probation after daughter gambles
September 28, 2000
A southwest Missouri woman was sentenced to six months of supervised probation for escorting her 16-year-old daughter to a riverboat casino and allowing the girl to gamble during a three-day spree in June.
Kenneth Keller
September 28, 2000
KU Brief
September 28, 2000
Editor named for The Mag
September 28, 2000
Jon Niccum, a longtime music and film writer in the Lawrence and Kansas City area, is the new editor of The Mag, the Journal-World’s entertainment magazine.
Planners OK motel on Iowa
78-room inn proposed
September 28, 2000
By Amber Stuever The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission gave its unanimous endorsement Wednesday night to plans for a new motel in south Lawrence. The commission approved a preliminary development plan that, with Lawrence City Commission approval, will give developers the go-ahead to build an Express Motel and Suites on South Iowa Street.
Lawrence briefs
September 28, 2000
Fraudulent calls not uncommon
Authorities warn against giving information to telephone solicitors
September 28, 2000
By Amber Stuever When Lucile Paden, 78, Lawrence, got a call from a salesman asking for her credit card number, she turned the questions around and asked for his telephone number instead. She was answered with a click as the caller hung up.
Katharina Schneider
September 28, 2000
On the record
September 28, 2000
Safety experts say Kansas could get worst drivers off roadways
Repeat offenders’ licenses could be suspended, ‘moving violations’ definition could be widened
September 28, 2000
Safety experts say Kansas could get some of its worst drivers off the road by suspending the licenses of repeat offenders and expanding its definition of “moving violations.”
Corrections director resigns
Berry’s departure may move up merger
September 28, 2000
By Joy Ludwig The recent resignation of the Douglas County Community Corrections director may speed that department’s merger with the county’s District Court services office. County Administrator Craig Weinaug said Wednesday he would meet today with Linda Koester-Vogelsang, District Court administrator, and Pam Madl, county administrative services director, to discuss the timeline of the possible merger.
Print, broadcast, Web to meet in newsroom
School of Journalism to raise $100,000 for computerized media technology
September 28, 2000
By Erwin Seba Kansas University’s journalism school wants to build a cutting-edge newsroom for the student radio and television stations, student news Web site and student newspaper. William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications officials need to raise the estimated $100,000 it will take to do the job, said James Gentry, dean of the school.
Clinton pushes hate-crime bill
September 28, 2000
President Clinton accused Republican congressional leaders Wednesday of deliberately ducking his long-languishing hate-crimes legislation because they fear it would split the GOP base.
Danish voters to decide on euro
September 28, 2000
One of Europe’s smaller nations will make a large statement about the goal of a unified Europe today when Denmark’s proudly independent voters decide whether to adopt the euro, western Europe’s new common currency.
Jewish settlers attacked
September 28, 2000
Two roadside bombs exploded Wednesday next to a convoy of Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip, a settlement leader said. Channel 2 television reported two soldiers were wounded, one seriously.
Biffle virtual cinch to sack NASCAR truck series title
September 28, 2000
Greg Biffle is two laps away from the NASCAR truck series championship. “They won’t let me say I won the championship yet, because the way it adds up is if I don’t show up at the last two races, it’s not going to happen,” Biffle said.
Charges dropped against ex-Israeli leader
September 28, 2000
Israel’s attorney general announced Wednesday that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not face trial for bribery and other corruption charges, setting the stage for a political comeback that could shake up Israeli domestic politics and the Middle East peace process.
Lions dominate Northwest, West
Lawrence High netters close home schedule with sweep
September 28, 2000
Lisa Dixon was ecstatic between sets at Lawrence High’s triangular on Wednesday at Lawrence Tennis Center. Her playful attitude transformed to concentration as she cruised to an 8-3 victory over Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Tina Gray in No. 1 singles.
Government defends Lee prosecution
September 28, 2000
Letting scientist Wen Ho Lee leave jail on a plea bargain was the best way to recover missing nuclear secrets, prosecutors insisted Wednesday, but that failed to persuade senators to drop their criticism of the government’s handling of the matter.
Charles Sutton
September 28, 2000
Continental sued for Concorde crash
Air France says Houston-based carrier’s plane lost metal strip that triggered fire
September 28, 2000
Air France is suing Continental Airlines for the deadly Concorde jet crash, which investigators suspect was caused by a stray piece of metal on the runway that fell from a Continental aircraft.
Collison savors experience on Select Team
Kansas sophomore learns from practicing, playing against NBA’s elite
September 28, 2000
By Gary Bedore Don’t expect Kansas University sophomore Nick Collison to declare for the NBA Draft anytime soon. “I know right now if I left early people would think I was crazy, so I don’t even think about it now,” said Collison, a 6-foot-9, 255-pound forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, who is expected to play three or a full four years at KU.
Crowd panic simulated
September 28, 2000
Mob stampedes have killed thousands of people in recent years, but they are usually explained in terms of psychology. Now, European scientists say they can predict and prevent crowd panic by computer simulations using the laws of physics.
CEO to meet with Piniella, Rodriguez
September 28, 2000
Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln plans to sit down with manager Lou Piniella and All-Star shortstop Alex Rodriguez after the season to talk about their futures in Seattle.
AIDS patients OK after stopping drug treatments
September 28, 2000
A small number of patients stopped taking their AIDS drug cocktails and still managed to keep the virus under control, researchers say in one of the first studies to suggest that people with HIV may not have to be on medication for the rest of their lives.
Verna Davison
September 28, 2000
Man imprisoned in baby’s death pleads innocent
September 28, 2000
A man imprisoned in the death of his newborn son pleaded innocent Wednesday to a charge of interfering with police after a friend allegedly threw a bottle at Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker
Baseball Briefs
September 28, 2000
Teen suicide prevention kits sent to schools
September 28, 2000
Seeking reinforcements in the fight against teen suicide, mental health experts are launching a program in high schools nationwide aimed at encouraging teens to tell an adult if one of their friends confides thoughts of suicide.
Texas inmate executed after reprieve from Bush
September 28, 2000
A condemned man who won an unprecedented reprieve from Gov. George W. Bush for DNA tests that only confirmed his guilt was executed Wednesday for killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Titans’ Embray finally gets chance to taste life in NFL
September 28, 2000
Keith Embray could have given up. He had bounced around the Canadian and Arena football leagues. He even sat out two years while earning a master’s degree.
South Carolina’s luck may end soon
September 28, 2000
A most unusual set of events has turned South Carolina’s visit to Alabama into one intriguing matchup. Call it the Role Reversal Bowl.
Testaverde makes peace with Groh
Jets’ quarterback, coach clashed over brief benching during New York’s come-from-behind victory over Tampa Bay
September 28, 2000
Jets coach Al Groh and Vinny Testaverde insist all is well between them. While they clashed over the quarterback’s one-series benching against Tampa Bay, they do not want the disagreement to fester into a full-blown dispute.
Szott fears career finished
Chiefs’ veteran guard faces long rehabilitation following latest biceps injury
September 28, 2000
The career of Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl guard Dave Szott could be over after his second serious arm injury.
Cuban dynasty shattered
Impressive United States baseball victory doesn’t compare to ‘Miracle on Ice’
September 28, 2000
Every dynasty finally becomes a victim of its success. Cuba was no different. It wasn’t plucky college kids who brought Olympic baseball’s Big Red Machine to a grinding halt. It was age, wooden bats, defections and dozens of major leaguers spread across the other seven teams in the tournament.
Stewart’s plane defective
Cabin pressure system failed, causing golfer’s death
September 28, 2000
The Learjet that carried golfer Payne Stewart to his death last October probably after losing cabin pressure had previous problems with its cabin pressure system, maintenance logs show.
Underdog Jayhawks ready for big road test at OU
September 28, 2000
By Andrew Hartsock A week ago at this time, Kansas University football coach was waxing philosophic about the dangers of overlooking an NCAA Div. I-AA school. On Wednesday at his weekly press conference, Terry Allen was asked if the cleat was on the other foot.
Pierce improving
Two of three suspects in police custody
September 28, 2000
Two of three men wanted by police in the stabbing of Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce turned themselves in Wednesday night, police said. Tony McCrary, also known as Tony Hurston, 31, and Trevor Watson, 34, appeared at a Boston police station at 7:30 p.m. with their lawyers and surrendered.
U.S. rips Cubans for gold
September 28, 2000
No names, no more. “I said that when this is over, everybody in the world is going to know about these players,” manager Tom Lasorda said. “And by golly, they do.”
Gardner stuns Russian
American wrestler ends Karelin’s 200-match winning streak
September 28, 2000
Lake Placid becomes Sydney. A sheet of ice yields to a shiny rubber mat. One magical night it is a group of thrown-together college hockey kids; 20 years later it is the Wyoming farm boy they once called Fatso.
Studios promise more caution in movie marketing
September 28, 2000
A Senate panel urged Hollywood’s top studio chiefs Wednesday to stop marketing their R-rated films to youngsters, but the executives promised only to be more careful. Appearing two weeks after they initially were invited to Washington, the film executives offered some concessions they said would reduce chances that children would see material intended for older viewers.
Lottery chief gives up new job
Greg Ziemak won’t lead Connecticut Lottery
September 28, 2000
Gregory Ziemak, the embattled head of the Kansas Lottery, on Wednesday rescinded his acceptance of the job of president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Lottery Corp.
Farmers Co-op files bankruptcy
Lawrence-based agriculture group blames bad farm economy and meager federal subsidies
September 28, 2000
By Mark Fagan The state’s largest agricultural cooperative association has filed for bankruptcy protection. Lawrence-based Farmers Cooperative Assn. filed its Chapter 11 reorganization plan Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas City, Kan. The organization, with 140 employees and more than 3,500 member-owners, listed both debts and assets ranging from $10 million to $50 million.
City of Angels’ gets second chance at life
September 28, 2000
By Mike Duffy, Detroit Free Press “City of Angels” may soon be on life support if more people don’t start watching. The second-year medical drama, which returns to the CBS lineup for its fall season debut Oct. 5, is trying to make TV history as the first drama series with a predominantly black cast to stay on the air and become a success.
New season, old faces
Behind the Music’ offers bits on rise, fall of pop music stars
September 28, 2000
By Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press Writer Rapper MC Hammer couldn’t keep his eyes off the television set in his dressing room. On the screen, a montage of video clips showed many of the music industry’s biggest names, the legendary and the infamous, telling their stories on VH1’s “Behind the Music.” There were bits about their rise to fame, their fall from glory and, for some, their resurrection.
Bjork delivers colorful vocals, unearthly power
September 28, 2000
By Roger Catlin, The Hartford Courant Danish director Lars von Trier knew Bjork Gudmundsdottir, the iconoclastic Icelandic pop star, was perfect to create the music to his brooding film “Dancer in the Dark.” Her meld of industrial sounds and symphonic surges with occasional flights into “Broadway” razzmatazz perfectly suited his story of a factory worker who escaped her dim life and a murder conviction by imagining musicals.
Networks slate 3 hours of life-and-death dramas
Hospital,’ ‘Hopkins 24/7,’ ‘Paramedics’ fall into line
September 28, 2000
Viewers who can’t get enough life-and-death medical drama are in luck tonight. It would be easy to call this sudden wealth of health-care related docudramas a glut if they weren’t so good. And “Hospital” (8 p.m., Discovery, TV-PG) is very good.
Contest seeks spirited stories
September 28, 2000
It’s time to ease up to the keyboard or dust off your writing pen. The Journal-World’s annual Halloween writing contest is under way. Here’s how it works: We supply the lead-in to a Halloween story, and you finish the tale. The stories, including the lead-in, should be no more than two double-spaced, typed pages.
Pentagon seeks funds to bolster military
September 28, 2000
The nation’s military leaders told Congress on Wednesday that American troops are in danger of losing their war-fighting edge unless the next president adds tens of billions of dollars to the defense budget or adopts a less ambitious agenda for using the military in hot spots around the world. “We must find the resources necessary to modernize the force,” said Army Gen. Henry Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Otherwise the cumulative strains of carrying out peacekeeping and other overseas missions while also preparing for major wars will erode combat readiness, he said.
KU libraries offer Saturday series
September 28, 2000
“Saturday Mornings at the Library,” a new series of workshops that introduce the wide variety of the services and resources available at the Kansas University libraries, is being offered.
Hip-hop platform
Dilated Peoples provide eye-opening set
September 28, 2000
By Geoff Harkness For Dilated Peoples, it’s all about the show. “I love to perform,” says Dilated mic master Rakaa, phoning just prior to a San Francisco soundcheck. “I got into this thing as a performer. We want people to feel the energy and get sweated on and everything else. We gotta bring it to them. It’s not easy, though. A lot of people think you spend a half hour on-stage and then don’t do anything the rest of the time. But it’s a 24-hour day sometimes. We’re doing 40 cities in 45 days, so it gets kind of hectic.”
Paw reclaims its title
Lawrence band rises from the ashes of success
September 28, 2000
By Geoff Harkness For many Lawrence music fans, Paw was to be the next Pearl Jam. Swept up in a wave of post-Seattle grunge signings and propelled by an unforgettable first single, “Jesse,” the Lawrence quartet seemed poised for nothing less than worldwide success. Unfortunately, the ride proved a short and tumultuous one as the band suffered the sort of trials and tribulations faced by myriad up and coming acts. After numerous delays and false starts, a newly invigorated Paw has returned to claim its position atop the local rock hierarchy. This time, it’s for all the right reasons.
Accused gay bar shooter angered with name ‘misuse’
September 28, 2000
When Ronald Edward Gay was growing up in Canada, “gay” meant happy. But when he entered the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, his comrades taunted him about his last name and suggested he was homosexual. And when he would hear the word “gay” used to refer to homosexuals, he would bristle.
Arts notes
September 28, 2000
Ensemble’s concert inspired by artwor ESPN to air NHRA races
World briefs
September 28, 2000
Lions, FSHS to meet today at Blue Valley
City squads to battle at 6 p.m.
September 28, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High’s volleyball team won for the 100th time in school history Saturday at the Topeka Seaman volleyball tournament. The Firebirds’ 101st victory has been harder to come by.
Ferry captain arrested for crash
September 28, 2000
Greek authorities on Wednesday arrested the captain and four crew members of a ferry that struck a rocky outcrop marked by a light beacon that could be seen for seven miles. At least 66 people were killed.
Place to learn
September 28, 2000
Oil bills will heat up as a campaign issue
September 28, 2000
By David Shribman, columnist for The Boston Globe There is a chill in Echo Lake, the subtlest hint of next week’s frost in the breeze. The trees are beginning to ripen with colors, one of nature’s miracles, and with apples, one of humankind’s delights. Winter is on the way and, like the light of morning, it will come first here, to Maine.
Oil from reserves will buy time
September 28, 2000
By Jim Hoagland, columnist for Washington Post Writers Group To those who see politics behind President Clinton’s decision to overrule his Treasury secretary and tap into the nation’s emergency oil reserves, I say: Next you will claim that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
Governor plans fund-raisers with GOP candidate
September 28, 2000
Democrats and some of his fellow Republicans have suggested for weeks that Gov. Bill Graves’ endorsement of Phill Kline’s 3rd District congressional campaign was half-hearted.
Area briefs
September 28, 2000
Council: Resign or be fired
Potawatomis give chairwoman until Oct. 7 to leave office
September 28, 2000
By Erwin Seba The Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council issued an ultimatum Wednesday to Tribal Chairwoman Mamie Rupnicki: Resign by Oct. 7 or be fired. The demand came in the form of a resolution adopted on a 5-0 vote during a Wednesday morning meeting of the council. Rupnicki, sources close to the council said, did not attend the meeting, and Vice Chairman Gary Mitchell did not vote.
Aussie walker disqualified near finish line in 20K
Injuries to Devers, Miller could jeopardize Jones’ chances of winning five gold medals
September 28, 2000
Australian Jane Saville headed into the Olympic Stadium tunnel with a huge lead in the 20-kilometer walk, awaiting the roar of a jubilant hometown crowd. Instead, she left in tears.
Olympic Roundup
September 28, 2000
No way, no how no gold medal for Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan.
Libyan agent testifies against bomb suspects
September 28, 2000
In a day-long attack on the credibility of the key prosecution witness in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, defense attorneys Wednesday used CIA cables to argue that the man was a “liar” who invented information about the bombing in an attempt to keep himself on the CIA’s payroll.
NL Roundup
September 28, 2000
For the first time ever, the New York Mets are going to the playoffs in consecutive years.
Menninger pulls up its Kansas roots
Topeka clinic bound for Texas
September 28, 2000
By Mike Belt A Kansas institution in the world of psychiatric research and treatment for more than 75 years is leaving Topeka for Texas. The Menninger psychiatric center is forming an alliance with Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Health Care System in Houston.
Horoscopes
September 28, 2000
Lugging laptops
Computers are weighing down some backpacks
September 28, 2000
By Gwen Florio, Knight Ridder Newspapers Parents across the country have been sending their teens back to school, and now the bills are coming back home. Binder ($5): Check. Bookbag ($40): Check. Graphing calculator ($90): Check. Laptop computer ($2,000): Yikes!
Prof devotes life to sci-fi adventures
James Gunn book to be released in October
September 28, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Back in the 1930s when James Gunn was just a boy, he discovered a stack of dime novels and magazines in the back of his grandma’s closet. Scanning the titles, he found that they were a collection of hero pulp fiction by the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Not just the next big thing
Actor Billy Crudup has been ‘Almost Famous’ for years
September 28, 2000
By Dan Lybarger Dozens of recent publications have touted actor Billy Crudup as the “Next Big Thing.” The cover of Esquire declared, “He’s about to be a big star. Whether he likes it or not.” For a man on the edge of fame, it’s odd that the performer is known for little-seen films such as “Without Limits,” “Waking the Dead” and “The Hi-Lo Country.”
Almost Famous’ launches new movie star
Film rekindles interest in rock
September 28, 2000
By Jon Niccum Rock music used to mean more.
Songwriters pair for West Side concert
September 28, 2000
Songwriters Beth Amsel and Bryan Kelley will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Ecumencial Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.
Pirates chip away at game sales
September 28, 2000
I recently asked a few people I know in the video-game playing community if they could set up an interview with somebody who’s engaged in a very special business.
Harvest of Arts expands to nine days
September 28, 2000
By Jan Biles Eight just isn’t enough for the Harvest of Arts.
CD Reviews
September 28, 2000
AL Roundup
September 28, 2000
With only four games left, it doesn’t take a degree in mathematics to break down the AL wild-card picture.
Pentagon seeks funds to bolster military
September 28, 2000
The nation’s military leaders told Congress on Wednesday that American troops are in danger of losing their war-fighting edge unless the next president adds tens of billions of dollars to the defense budget or adopts a less ambitious agenda for using the military in hot spots around the world.
Settlement closes books on ill-fated church bond offering
September 28, 2000
The ill-fated Faith Metro Church bond default, in which 800 investors bought $10.8 million in bonds, was settled by state regulators for $150,000, Kansas Securities Commissioner David Brant announced Wednesday.
KC blanks Tigers
Suppan tosses six-hitter in 3-0 win
September 28, 2000
Jeff Suppan is a different pitcher in the second half of the season. Suppan pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout and second straight complete game as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 Wednesday night.
Special-interest tax items place anti-poverty initiative in jeopardy
September 28, 2000
A bipartisan agreement between President Clinton and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., to spur economic development in poor communities is in danger of collapsing because of efforts in the Senate to load it up with billions of dollars in special-interest tax breaks.
Serb opposition floods capital
Runoff election not needed, winner says
September 28, 2000
More than 200,000 joyful opponents of Slobodan Milosevic swarmed the capital’s downtown district Wednesday, supporting an opposition claim of an electoral triumph over the Yugoslav president. Hours later, the government early today released final official figures showing that the opposition failed to win enough votes for first round victory in last weekend’s election, prompting the opposition to threaten to increase the pressure against the president.
College Picks
September 28, 2000
Short Stuff
September 28, 2000
Uniform treatment Internet use shifts balance of power to the young Underlying grievances A ticklish problem
Calendar
September 28, 2000
Movies
September 28, 2000
Briefcase
September 28, 2000
Radio Shack and Microsoft are expanding their partnership to offer high-speed service either using digital subscriber lines (DSL) or two-way satellite.
Candidate still in game
Write-in campaign begins for defeated BOE member
September 28, 2000
A write-in campaign is under way for Mary Douglass Brown, a conservative member of the Kansas State Board of Education who was defeated in the Aug. 1 Republican primary. Brown was among six board members who voted last year for new science standards that played down the teaching of evolution.
Candidates agree to five debates
Kline, Moore ignore Douglas County in joint appearances
September 28, 2000
By Mike Belt There will be no face-off in Douglas County between the candidates in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District race. Earlier this week, incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore said he was agreeing to meet challenger Phill Kline in five debates or forums between Oct. 14 and Nov. 1.
Constant craving
Driver Stewart likes wins, but longs for consistency
September 28, 2000
Make no mistake. Tony Stewart relishes race victories. But he also knows the key to winning championships in the Winston Cup series is consistency. And though race wins certainly help, week-in and week-out top-five and top-10 finishes tend to separate those drivers at the top of the points standings from those just a few spots behind.
Scelzi too busy to reflect
Top Fuel leader crashed twice at Heartland Park last year
September 28, 2000
Don’t expect Gary Scelzi to spend a lot of time reflecting on his last visit to Heartland Park Topeka. Oh yes, it was very memorable. Almost too memorable for the 40-year-old driver from Fresno, Calif. But not for the reasons about which normally Scelzi gets pumped.
Drug combination breakthrough stalls advance of colorectal cancer
September 28, 2000
In the biggest advance against end-stage colorectal cancer in 40 years, researchers have found that combining a new drug with the standard ones can more effectively slow the cancer and prolong victims’ lives slightly.
National briefs
September 28, 2000
Woman worries about long-ago vow never to remarry
September 28, 2000
Ellis Paul goes live
Media, discussions spark songs’ subjects
September 28, 2000
By Mitchell J. Near Ellis Paul is the iron man of the folk music scene. For more than a decade, the balladeer has put in 200 plus concerts annually. He hits the road, plays his tunes and meets his fans. And in the process, he’s also built up a national reputation as a master performer.
Opinions mixed on Ziemak’s withdrawal
September 28, 2000
The man who will replace Greg Ziemak at the Kansas Lottery was surprised to learn that Ziemak gave up the top job at the Connecticut lottery. A key legislator wasn’t. Ziemak announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing his decision to accept the position of president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Lottery Corp.
People, faces & things
September 28, 2000
Titans’: rush or punt?
Washington’s performance keeps movie moving
September 28, 2000
By Dan Lybarger Because the makers of “Remember the Titans” have their hearts in the right place, it’s easy to forgive them for overstating their message.
Top music
September 28, 2000
Top movies
September 28, 2000