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FSHS Athelete of the week, 9/29: Kevin Steffen
September 29, 2000
The Firebirds senior forward has been on a scoring binge of late. With just three goals heading into the week, Steffen erupted for two including the game winner in a 3-1 victory over Lawrence High, three in a 10-0 victory over Junction City and another game-winner in Thursday night’s 1-0 victory at Shawnee Heights.
Railroad conducts green tag sale on train
Little railroad that couldn’t keep going sells its inventory
September 29, 2000
In the market for a locomotive? They’ve got a couple of them available at a sale starting today in this little southwest Kansas community near Dodge City. The Dodge City, Ford & Bucklin Railroad is selling its train, a couple of depots and lots of smaller railroad memorabilia.
Democracy lost
September 29, 2000
Street plans
September 29, 2000
Pondering the divorce legacy
September 29, 2000
By Ellen Goodman, columnist for The Boston Globe This is what it comes down to in the world of divorce: irreconcilable differences. I’m not talking just about the conflicts between husbands and wives. I’m talking about the contradictory ways in which our entire culture views the breakup of a marriage. When the marriage of a friend, a son or a sister shatters, we wish this husband or wife another shot at happiness. We believe in the possibility of a second chance.
Old Home Town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 29, 2000
Colleague’s view
September 29, 2000
Abortion pill OK’d
Controversial RU-486 approved for use in U.S.
September 29, 2000
The controversial abortion drug RU-486 won long-sought approval from the federal government Thursday for sale in the United States, launching what both opponents and advocates agree will be a new era in the nation’s rancorous abortion debate. The Food and Drug Administration decision for the first time gives American women an alternative to a surgical abortion: a pill that will be widely available and allow women to abort a pregnancy in the privacy of their own homes.
Lawrence contemplates life after Menninger
Move to Texas of Topeka-based psychiatric clinic to have its effect on LMH, Bert Nash center
September 29, 2000
By Mike Belt The Menninger Clinic’s move from Topeka may cause Lawrence Memorial Hospital to take a harder look at what it will do with its own beleaguered mental health unit. LMH chief executive Gene Meyer said he is unsure what effect the Menninger move to Texas will have on plans for revamping the unit.
Top aides critical of lottery coverage
But official line at odds with confidential report, employee recollections
September 29, 2000
By Dave Ranney Ranking Graves administration officials have lashed out at the Journal-World, saying the newspaper was irresponsible and sensationalistic for publishing a photograph of Kansas Lottery director Greg Ziemak with four female worker wearing bras on their heads. (This story contains a copy of a highly confidential report obtained by the Journal-World.)
Booster club will help Penn State expand stadium
September 29, 2000
From her crowded office, Kay Kustanbauter has a bird’s-eye view of the latest expansion at Beaver Stadium, the home of Penn State football.
Lost revenue spurs Internet tax debate
Merchants, officials disagree on wisdom of cyberspace sales tax
September 29, 2000
Garden City resident Linda Katz has operated Prairie Tumbleweed Farm on the Internet for more than three years. She has sent tumbleweeds to places as far away as Australia, England and Singapore, and her site has recorded hits from the Vatican to the U.S. Defense Department.
Family fights release
Victim’s relatives want minister kept in prison
September 29, 2000
Fifteen years after former Emporia minister Thomas Bird was convicted of murdering his wife, their family and friends are embroiled in a divisive fight about whether he should be released from prison.
Labonte leading, but wary
Martinsville could become snare for Winston Cup points leader
September 29, 2000
With his largest points lead of the season and only seven races left, Bobby Labonte is wary of small and dangerous Martinsville Speedway.
Street races favor Tracy
September 29, 2000
Paul Tracy is streetwise.
Texas Medical Center welcomes addition of famed Kansas psychiatric clinic
September 29, 2000
The Menninger Clinic will add another jewel to the Texas Medical Center’s crown of world-renowned treatment programs, the chief of the world’s largest health complex said Thursday.
Police, family don’t reach settlement in lawsuit
September 29, 2000
The family of a woman shot to death by a police officer during a traffic stop could not reach a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer for the family said. The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners met in a special meeting for about 50 minutes Wednesday but emerged with no action to report.
Eudora meets unbeaten Prairie View
Tonight’s game pivotal in Frontier League standings
September 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Eudora High can break from the pack with a win tonight over Prairie View in a key Frontier League football contest.
Robert Sheard
September 29, 2000
Leslie Peterson
September 29, 2000
Iva Crandall
September 29, 2000
Experts weigh in on living wage
Issue’s pros, cons set forth
September 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher More than 60 people gathered Tuesday night to hear economists, business leaders and politicians debate the merits of a living wage ordinance for Lawrence. In Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s auditorium, the panel of four was split evenly with experts both for and against an ordinance requiring the city government, city contractors and recipients of economic development assistance to pay a wage that would support a working household.
Maggert up by three
Eagle propels golfer to Buick top spot
September 29, 2000
Jeff Maggert grabbed a three-stroke lead after Round One of the Buick Challenge.
Briefly
September 29, 2000
Jones’ relay ailing
Runner’s quest for 5 golds takes hit
September 29, 2000
Subtracting two teammates could add up to disappointment Down Under for U.S. gold medalist Marion Jones.
They like Ike and want all to know
Eisenhower Center aims to keep former leader’s legacy alive and well
September 29, 2000
By Mike Belt As time increases between the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and today’s generations, it becomes more important to remember the issues from which he built his legacy. That’s the message Eisenhower’s granddaughter and officials with the Eisenhower Center in Abilene want to emphasize not only to Kansans but to all Americans.
U.S. claims heated win in hoops
Americans hold off Russians, 85-70
September 29, 2000
The members of the U.S. basketball team at the Olympic Games don’t even remember the Cold War.
CEO says state ties hurt
Independence sought, Menninger says
September 29, 2000
State government’s involvement hampered efforts to keep the famed Menninger Clinic in Kansas, its president and chief executive officer says. Dr. Walter Menninger said Thursday that its board of trustees found becoming partners with private nonprofit organizations was more attractive than becoming involved with institutions with government ties.
Wrestling project narrowly approved
Board OKs funds, rebukes ex-official
September 29, 2000
By Tim Carpenter A former Lawrence school district administrator exceeded his authority by pledging district funds to remodel Free State High School’s wrestling practice area, school board members said Thursday.
United States women settle for silver in soccer
Norway outlasts Americans, 3-2, in sudden death overtime to forge tie in international standings for decade
September 29, 2000
The U.S. women’s soccer team never really was invincible. It just seemed that way.
Local briefs
September 29, 2000
Legion honoree Ottawa blasts Atchison
NCAA told to pay up or face lawsuit
Treasurer says former Kansas-based association owes state $700,000
September 29, 2000
State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger told the NCAA to pay some $700,000 it owes or face court action. The NCAA quickly replied: The check’s in the mail. But Shallenburger’s office said Thursday the NCAA check for more than $400,000 isn’t enough. “The treasurer isn’t going to be satisfied with that,” Shallenburger spokesman Kevin Yowell said of the NCAA check.
Warner’s statistics simply scary so far
St. Louis quarterback on record pace with 1,557 passing yards in Rams’ first four games
September 29, 2000
The NFL has never seen a start like this one.
KU practice makes perfect noise
September 29, 2000
By Tom Meagher Neighbors of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium have grown accustomed to parking headaches and the overpowering sound of a cheering crowd, but that usually comes on a football Saturday.
Elian’s relatives in Miami sue Reno
September 29, 2000
Elian Gonzalez’s Miami relatives filed a lawsuit Thursday against Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, alleging the armed raid that took the Cuban boy from their home and reunited him with his father was illegal.
Gender gap resurfaces in campaign
September 29, 2000
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn, United Feature Syndicate The gender gap is back. Much to the dismay of Republicans, polls show that women voters prefer Al Gore to George W. Bush by a margin of 16 points. Strategists in both camps agree that women will decide the next president, and Bush cannot win without substantially closing the gender gap.
OPEC leaders work toward price stabilization
September 29, 2000
Concluding their first summit in 25 years on a conciliatory note, leaders of the world’s major oil-exporting nations called Thursday for a new dialogue with Western consuming countries to find ways to end oil-price gyrations that have drained Americans’ wallets and set off angry protests in Europe.
Denmark voters reject euro
September 29, 2000
Denmark’s proudly independent voters decided Thursday to stay out of the European common currency. They rejected membership in the new euro by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent in a nationwide referendum that drew 90 percent of the electorate to the polls.
World briefs
September 29, 2000
Monday games scheduled
September 29, 2000
With American League teams bunched closely and home-field advantage at stake, the commissioner’s office has rescheduled two rainouts for Monday.
Former Milwaukee standouts remember County Stadium
September 29, 2000
Warren Spahn and Del Crandall helped the Brewers close down Milwaukee County Stadium, a ballpark the pair helped open in 1953.
Decision isn’t court’s to make
September 29, 2000
By Leonard Pitts, columnist for the Miami Herald The Times of London played the story like a capital punishment case: Mary, the newspaper said, had just been condemned to death. The problem is, the paper could have, with equal accuracy, reported that Jodie had just received a chance at life.
Legal edge
September 29, 2000
Journal-World Editorial The appointment of Janet Reno as attorney general was a fortunate choice for President Clinton. Of all the things for which the Clinton-Gore administration should be thankful, the appointment of Janet Reno as attorney general must rank near the top of the list. Clinton selected Reno for his attorney general, and she moved into this important position in March 1993.
Seven-run eighth lifts Royals, 8-5
September 29, 2000
Kansas City’s final turn at bat in its last home game was one to remember.
Prison population, crime rate tracked
September 29, 2000
Putting more people in prison doesn’t automatically result in less crime, says an organization that advocates alternatives to incarceration. The study by The Sentencing Project acknowledged that the connection comes into play quite often, but it says that’s not automatically the case.
Water project bill sets up veto fight
September 29, 2000
The House approved a $23.6 billion measure for water and energy programs on Thursday, steering lawmakers toward a veto fight with President Clinton that each party thinks may help it win the White House.
Senate negotiating last-minute tax breaks
September 29, 2000
A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would raise benefits for retired rail workers and cut taxes for railroads while also draining $15 billion from the budget surplus.
Judge tosses part of government’s tobacco lawsuit
September 29, 2000
In a partial victory for the tobacco industry, a federal judge on Thursday threw out portions of a U.S. government lawsuit seeking to collect billions of dollars in reimbursement from cigarette makers for public health care funds spent on ill smokers.
Firebirds hope to slow down Sproles
Kansas State recruit leading rusher, receiver for Olathe North football team
September 29, 2000
By Robert Sinclair Free State High football coach Bob Lisher jokingly refers to Olathe District Activities Center as the Firebirds’ home away from home.
Topeka blanks LHS soccer team
September 29, 2000
By Jason Franchuk There’s using one’s head in the figurative sense, which is a good thing for a coach and a team. Then there’s using one’s head in the literal sense, and that caused trouble for Lawrence High’s soccer team in a 3-0 loss to Topeka on Thursday night at Youth Sports Inc.
LHS tourney features state’s best
Wells Invitational field includes top volleyball squads in Class 6A, 5A
September 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus The Class 6A and Class 5A state volleyball tournaments are a month away.
Neville-Neville land: Brothers’ memoir frightening
September 29, 2000
By David Hinckley, New York Daily News Ask music fans about the Neville Brothers and their eyes start to twinkle, because the family represents something rock-solid at the heart of American music. For one thing, just like Smokey Robinson means Detroit and Dion represents the streets of the Bronx, the Nevilles stand for New Orleans, a city with a rich, multi-ethnic music mixture.
Sideline
September 29, 2000
Kostek to direct Drake Relays Controversial ball for sale
Free State nips Shawnee Heights
September 29, 2000
First Lawrence High, then Shawnee Heights.
Growth rate zooms past expectations
September 29, 2000
Economic growth sped ahead in the spring at an even faster pace than previously thought while inflation moderated, a performance that led analysts to marvel. Gross domestic product the nation’s total output of goods and services and the broadest measure of economic health grew at a 5.6 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That beat out the first quarter’s 4.8 percent rate and showed that the economy grew more strongly in the second quarter than the previously estimated rates of 5.3 percent and 5.2 percent.
Wall Street rebounds
Apple Computer shares fall 44 percent on warning
September 29, 2000
Stocks shot higher Thursday, buoyed by rebounds in technology and blue chip issues as Wall Street regained a tentative footing amid uncertainty about corporate profits. But an earnings warning from Apple Computer after the close of trading threatened to send Wall Street back on its downward trek. Apple’s stock tumbled nearly 44 percent in extended-hours trading, and also brought other high-tech issues lower, making it quite possible that Thursday’s dramatic upturn would be short-lived.
Pierce out of hospital
Ex-Jayhawk standout says he ‘can’t wait’ to rejoin Celtics
September 29, 2000
Paul Pierce, his eye swollen and forehead bandaged, walked out of the hospital three days after being stabbed nearly a dozen times, hoping for a quick return to the Boston Celtics. Before a few dozen cheering onlookers, Pierce was accompanied by his mother and two brothers as he left New England Medical Center on Thursday.
In the end ‘Big Brother’ cries ‘uncle’
Another ‘reality’ show is on the network horizon
September 29, 2000
The grand prize winner and two runners-up will be announced tonight on the last live broadcast of “Big Brother” (7 p.m., CBS). There is a palpable lack of excitement surrounding the conclusion of this contrived gimmick.
Family’s action protected father’s best interests
September 29, 2000
Leadership class named
Two dozen participants ready to learn about community
September 29, 2000
A new crop of community leaders in Lawrence is ready to start growing. Leadership Lawrence, a program sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday named its members for the leadership class of 2001. The class includes a home builder, a school counselor, a fire marshal and 21 others. They were recognized during a reception Thursday evening at the Union Pacific Depot. The program’s mission is to recruit, educate, develop and maintain a diverse network of individuals committed to providing leadership for the Lawrence area, said Nancy Longhurst, the program’s executive director.
Congressman accuses organization of intolerance
September 29, 2000
An Ohio congressman has accused the Family Research Council of intolerance because its online newsletter described a Hindu priest’s prayer before Congress as “one more indication that our nation is drifting from its Judeo-Christian roots.”
Jewish center to mark High Holy Days with rabbi
September 29, 2000
By Jim Baker For the first time in as long as area Jews can remember, a rabbi will help lead High Holy Days services at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive. “The LJCC has been around for more than 30 years, so this is a landmark,” said Lois Schneider, the center’s president.
Plymouth’s pride
Lawrence’s first church prepares for dedication
September 29, 2000
By Jim Baker A new chapter in the long story of Plymouth Congregational Church’s presence in downtown Lawrence is about to open. After nearly a year of work, the church will soon start using its new 14,000-square-foot addition that includes classrooms, meeting areas, offices, a chapel and courtyard.
Teach children to use manners at home
September 29, 2000
By Dr. James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family Do you think a child should be required to say “thank you” and “please” around the house? I sure do. Requiring these phrases is one method of reminding the child that his is not a “gimme-gimme” world. Even though his parents are cooking for him and buying for him and giving to him, he must assume a few attitudinal responsibilities in return.
LHS Athelete of the week, 9/29: Derek Scott
September 29, 2000
Scott, the Lions’ goalie, was credited with 10 saves in LHS’s 3-1 victory over Blue Valley on Tuesday to help the Lions snap a four-game skid.
USATF suggests turning program to world body
September 29, 2000
Under fire for allegedly suppressing positive drug tests, USA Track & Field proposed that its entire doping control program be handed over to an independent world body.
Seminoles trounce Terps
September 29, 2000
As the game reached a merciful conclusion, Chris Weinke watched the action in a chair beyond the end zone, his left foot immobilized and elevated.
Extinction fears rise worldwide
World Conservation Union says 11,046 plants, animals on brink of disappearing
September 29, 2000
A wild cat that roams the Iberian Peninsula, a dolphin off the New Zealand coast, a caviar-producing sturgeon and a red-flowered shrub clinging to the mountains of Mauritius all are teetering on the edge of extinction. Some 11,046 plants and animals risk disappearing forever, according to the most comprehensive analysis of global conservation ever undertaken, the World Conservation Union’s 2000 Red List of Threatened Species.
Olathe South offense to test Lions
Second-ranked Falcons averaging 57.3 points a game entering tonight’s game against Lawrence
September 29, 2000
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd can only dream about his football team scoring 69 points.
On the record
September 29, 2000
AL Roundup
September 29, 2000
Mariners miss chance
Ford to offer tire choice
Customers to pick from Firestone, Michelin
September 29, 2000
With customers refusing to accept Firestone tires, Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that other brands will be made available for upcoming models of its Explorer sport utility vehicle.
National briefs
September 29, 2000
Final medals awarded, some gold, some tin
September 29, 2000
The Olympics end this weekend. The final medals will be decided. But I’m ready to name my own winners and losers of the last few weeks.
News briefs
September 29, 2000
PBS launches Saturday cartoons
Six series for preschoolers make debut in ‘Bookworm Bunch’
September 29, 2000
By Frazier Moore, AP Television Writer A stuffed bear, a moose, a raccoon starting kindergarten. Seven monster siblings, a tiny boy and a dancing horse with taps on his (horse)shoes. What do they all have in common?
Daily Ticker
September 29, 2000
District reacts to fatal crash
Schools implement crisis plan after wreck kills one, injures four
September 29, 2000
A trip to a high school volleyball game ended in tragedy for a rural Kansas school district that lost one of its principals in an accident that left a teacher and another principal injured. Lisa Drendel, 42, who moved from Oklahoma recently to become principal of the Moline Elementary School, was killed in the crash late Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160 about 12 miles east of Winfield.
Sydney ideal for Games
NBC might balk, but let’s hold Olympics in Australia every four years
September 29, 2000
If the International Olympics Committee was smart and that’s a big stretch it should hold every Olympics here. The transportation system was a dream; the glorious Australian people love sports, adding to the atmosphere; the venues were terrific; and that quaint Opera House isn’t bad either.
Raducan: ‘I just don’t understand’
September 29, 2000
The gold is gone and so is the sweet, wide-eyed trust Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan brought with her to the Olympics.
Lawrence High turns back Firebirds
September 29, 2000
By Robert Sinclair If someone didn’t know any better they might think Thursday night’s Lawrence High-Free State volleyball match was just another match. The Lions and Firebirds know better, though.
Briefs
September 29, 2000
NL Roundup
September 29, 2000
Reds win County Stadium finale
People, faces & things
September 29, 2000
Famous world-wide, Schumacher basks in United States anonymity
September 29, 2000
The man considered the world’s best race driver is a virtual unknown in America.
Hayes on UTEP’s campus
September 29, 2000
Modesto, Calif., high school basketball forward Chuck Hayes is at the University of Texas-El Paso today for his second of five scheduled campus recruiting visits.
Journal-World photographer tries his luck
September 29, 2000
By Richard Gwin I’ve loved drag racing ever since I was in high school back in the ‘60s. There’s something about the pounding sounds and the smell of rubber and nitro-methane fuel that excites people, me included. It’s like a slam dunk in the NBA, or a Hail Mary pass in a football game.
Universities turn to corporate America
Everything we have is for sale’ LSU athletics director Joe Dean
September 29, 2000
Nike executive Chris Bevilacqua was in Denver two years ago for baseball’s All-Star Game when his cell phone rang. Jeremy Foley, the athletic director at the University of Florida, was on the other end.
Wife abuser pleads guilty, gets probation
September 29, 2000
By Joel Mathis Michael Miller sobbed Thursday as he pleaded guilty to beating his estranged common-law wife. “I realize I’ve done some things wrong, and I really want to change that,” he said. “I’m not a perfect person by any means.” But Sabra Moses, Miller’s victim, was skeptical as she listened. “I’ve heard it before,” she said.
Who wants to ruin Games on TV?
NBC’s final answer not very rewarding to Olympic viewers
September 29, 2000
Get ready to play the game show “Who Wants to Spend Millions to Televise the Olympics?”
More people gain health insurance
Economy spurs worker coverage
September 29, 2000
For the first time in 21 years, the number and percentage of Americans without health insurance declined in 1999 as a thriving economy and an expansive job market helped more people get coverage through their employers. The number of uninsured Americans fell last year to 42.6 million (15.5 percent of the population) last year from 44.3 million (16.3 percent) in 1998, according to a new Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Holloman happy to be a Jayhawk
Kansas defensive lineman hopes to put pressure on Oklahoma quarterback Saturday, add to ring collection later
September 29, 2000
By Chuck Woodling At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Kansas University defensive end Ervin Holloman should have no trouble lifting the rear end of a used yellow Topaz automobile. Even easier to carry, though, is the big yellow topaz stone adorning the ring on Holloman’s left hand.
Williams sisters unite for gold
Venus completes first tennis sweep since 1924
September 29, 2000
Shortly after making history, Venus Williams recited some. Williams became only the second woman to earn a gold medal in singles and doubles when she and sister Serena won the doubles final Thursday. American Helen Wills swept both events in 1924.
Theology becomes autobiography
September 29, 2000
By Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press Religion Writer For the general American public, Irishman John Dominic Crossan is probably the most effective among scholars who are attacking the traditional understanding of the New Testament Gospels.
Lawrence briefs
September 29, 2000
Horoscopes
September 29, 2000
Briefcase
September 29, 2000