Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2001

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TOP MUSIC
February 1, 2001
TOP MOVIES
February 1, 2001
Our town
February 1, 2001
OUR TOWN
February 1, 2001
Force U-12 Takes Two: Kaw Valley Force U-12 girls soccer defeated Elite Storm, 4-1, and the Dynamos, 9-4, in Lenexa. Of the 13 Force goals, six were scored by Abby Vestal, two each by Jen Busby and Sophie Mancall-Bitel and one each by Jenni Brooks, Stephanie Stuever and Daphne Tsatsoulis. Madison Bertrand was credited with an assist. l
Moffitt services
February 1, 2001
Exclusive Online Profile: Philip Kimball
Slow and steady wins the race for Lawrence novelist
February 1, 2001
By Michael Newman Novelist Philip Kimball never fancied himself a literary descendent of Louis Lamour or Zane Grey, and as such he was surprised, though not really displeased when the reviews for his 1999 novel “Liar’s Moon” pegged him as a western writer.
Exclusive Online Profile: Jeff Barnett
Lawrence artist first to exhibit photographs at local gallery
February 1, 2001
By Michael Newman If you are a frequent visitor to Fields Gallery at 712 Massachusetts, right now you can see something brand new on the gallery’s walls, photographs. In exhibiting the recent photographs of photographer Jeff Barnett, Fields opens their space to photographs for the first time in.
NHL roundup: Canadiens get new owner
Nedved’s two goals spark Rangers over Gillett’s Montreal team, 4-2
February 1, 2001
Petr Nedved had two goals and an assist and linemate Jan Hlavac added a goal and two assists as the Rangers beat the Canadiens 4-2 Wednesday night, just hours after hockey’s most-storied franchise was sold to an American owner. In a matchup of struggling Original Six teams, Hlavac and Nedved scored 12 minutes apart in the second period.
Stealing signs helped ‘51 Giants
Players say deception sparked New York to amazing comeback
February 1, 2001
The Giants stole the pennant! The Giants stole the pennant! For a half-century, fans of the old Brooklyn Dodgers claimed that’s what Bobby Thomson and the New York Giants did in 1951. Now, there’s evidence that maybe it happened just that way.
Capitol briefs
February 1, 2001
House approves study of mental health issue Revenue chief confirmed Senate debates abortion
State briefs
February 1, 2001
Geologists conduct seismic tests Two killed in collision Friend buys winning ticket for couple
Senate confirms Van Petten
Appointment OK’d 37-1
February 1, 2001
Some may still have questions about the Kansas Lottery, but senators have decided to let the agency’s top official keep his job. The Senate voted 37-1 on Wednesday to confirm Ed Van Petten’s appointment as lottery executive director.
I. Lyle Fackler
February 1, 2001
Earl Whitley
February 1, 2001
Redford services
February 1, 2001
On the record
February 1, 2001
County commision briefs
February 1, 2001
County to pay bus fare Coaches ask for repairs Bridge costs rise
Septic waste option advances
February 1, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Douglas County commissioners Wednesday agreed they need to move quickly and develop a long-term facility for septic waste of rural residences. As the county’s population increases, so does the number of gallons of septage being disposed in the county.
Board says wind shifted before Carnahan crash
February 1, 2001
Aviation investigators said Wednesday there was a wind shift before the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son and an aide.
Bush freezes new Medicare regulations
February 1, 2001
Last-minute Clinton administration regulations giving Medicaid patients a host of new rights are on hold and under review by the Bush administration, which will be forced to step quickly into the debate over patients’ rights.
Bush caught on open microphone
February 1, 2001
President Bush, apparently unaware he was speaking on an open microphone, offered some unguarded comments Wednesday about Republican opposition to his plan for allowing parents to take their children out of failing schools.
Democrats want votes to protest Ashcroft
February 1, 2001
John Ashcroft’s confirmation as attorney general a virtual certainty, Democrats were trying to muster enough “nays” to dissuade President Bush from trying to fill any Supreme Court vacancy with a candidate who shares Ashcroft’s views against abortion and for states rights.
U.S. looks to Alaska for help with energy needs
February 1, 2001
Meet the next energy crunch: natural gas. Energy planners see continued high gas prices and potential shortages within the next few years unless both pipeline capacity and gas supplies can keep up with potentially explosive new demand.
Almost $1 billion raised during campaign cycle
February 1, 2001
Republican Party committees raised more than $500 million to finance their successful effort to keep control of Congress and win back the White House, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Rate cut may raise consumer interest
Fed’s move intended to spur spending
February 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan Wednesday afternoon in Washington, Alan Greenspan made the call to cut interest rates. Back in Lawrence, Hugh Conover hopes someone answers. “We just signed on a house last night,” said Conover, who is shopping for a $130,000 loan. “I don’t know how it will affect mortgages but I hope they come down some more.
ISU subdues Missouri
Oklahoma trips Texas A&M
February 1, 2001
Lindsey Wilson scored 25 points as No. 8 Iowa State defeated Missouri, 73-63, in a Big 12 Conference game Wednesday night.
Mutombo, Sprewell added to East’s All-Star roster
February 1, 2001
Latrell Sprewell is an All-Star again only because his former adversary, commissioner David Stern, says so. Stern chose Sprewell and Dikembe Mutombo on Wednesday as replacements for injured Eastern Conference All-Stars Grant Hill and Alonzo Mourning.
Woods suffers sprained knee
Tiger steps on autograph seeker’s ankle
February 1, 2001
Tiger Woods sprained a ligament in his left knee Wednesday when he stepped on a man’s ankle while leaving the 18th green at Pebble Beach. He said he was not sure if he would be able to play this week.
Briefly
February 1, 2001
Central Junior High teacher receives Legacy Award Moore intervenes with FAA on airport
Beautification project to renew ‘Old KU
February 1, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Wider walkways, grand entrances and hundreds of more trees. Those are some of the proposals envisioned in a new landscape master plan for Kansas University’s Lawrence campus.
ABC plans to air birth live on TV
February 1, 2001
Someone is likely to get a very early national television debut on ABC’s “Good Morning America” next week. The show plans to air a live birth on its program Feb. 6 to cap a weeklong series of stories about maternity trends.
Witness: Puffy didn’t carry gun
Former bodyguard said he never saw rapper with firearm
February 1, 2001
A former corrections officer who moonlighted as a bodyguard for Sean “Puffy” Combs testified Wednesday that he had never once seen the rap impresario carrying a weapon.
India quake survivors rescued
February 1, 2001
Rescue workers pulled out more survivors Wednesday just as bulldozers began breaking down the walls of wrecked buildings raising fears that people buried alive by a devastating earthquake could be killed by machines and explosives.
World briefs
February 1, 2001
Pinochet placed under house arrest WWII POWs receive payments from Japan
Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions questioned
February 1, 2001
Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s famous winter-predicting groundhog, who will look for his shadow Friday, is a quack, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charges.
Gender gap seen in science faculty
February 1, 2001
The heads of nine leading research universities have issued a statement acknowledging that female professors in science and engineering still face significant barriers because of gender.
First-grader ‘threatens’ teacher with chicken
February 1, 2001
An 8-year-old boy was suspended from school for 3 days after pointing a breaded chicken finger at a teacher and saying, “Pow, pow, pow.”
Male breast cancer victim sues insurers
February 1, 2001
A phone technician with breast cancer sued his employer and health insurers for $2 million, saying he was denied adequate treatment because he is a man.
Princeton cuts loans; fills gaps with scholarships
February 1, 2001
Beefing up a commitment to make a Princeton education more accessible to low- and middle-income students, the university’s Board of Trustees this week pledged that come September, no undergraduate receiving financial aid will have to take out loans to pay for school.
Residents rally against shelter plan
East-side neighborhood gives Salvation Army proposal cold shoulder
February 1, 2001
By Joel Mathis Not in our back yards. That’s what Brook Creek Neighborhood Assn. residents had to say to Salvation Army officials who want to build a homeless shelter at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue.
KSU-Iowa State tipoff pushed back
February 1, 2001
Tip-off for No. 15 Iowa State’s basketball game against Kansas State on Saturday has been pushed back to 3 p.m. The game was scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.
College briefs
February 1, 2001
Cincy wants high school to stop using paw logo Tennessee to retire Holdsclaw’s jersey Maryland may end newspaper tradition
Economic growth hits 5-year low
Despite slowdown, 2000 performance up
February 1, 2001
The U.S. economy, hit by a plunge in spending on cars and computers, grew at an annual rate of just 1.4 percent during the final three months of 2000, the weakest performance in more than five years.
Investors pocket profits
Stocks fall after Federal Reserve lowers interest rates
February 1, 2001
With Wall Street increasingly worried about a recession, investors sold off stocks Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would lower interest rates for the second time in a month.
Daily ticker
February 1, 2001
Quick response
February 1, 2001
Clinton backer
February 1, 2001
Sore winner
February 1, 2001
Ousted Philippines leader stakes claim to presidency
February 1, 2001
Despite his ouster, Joseph Estrada maintained Wednesday that he was still “the elected president” of the Philippines. But the new government said he was free to dream.
Phonics response
February 1, 2001
Treasury secretary’s mistaken mantra
February 1, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Paul O’Neill, President George W. Bush’s new Treasury secretary, could prove to be an economically disastrous appointment, yet he breezed through the confirmation process on personality and mantra.
Bush tackles education reform
February 1, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group If Archimedes, explaining the principle of the lever, really said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth,” he was right in theory but impractical, because he would have had to stand far from Earth with an awfully long lever.
It’s pretty simple
February 1, 2001
Journal-World Editorial A judge’s ruling about two Drake basketball players should be encouraging to academic people. People concerned about athletic tails wagging academic dogs in today’s collegiate sports arena have to be heartened by a ruling last week by a Des Moines, Iowa judge.
Wreath of many colors
February 1, 2001
Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a perfect time to celebrate our diversity. You can make a multicultural friendship wreath to represent people of all skin colors.
Bored to the core?
February 1, 2001
Even many smart kids are slacking off during their senior year of high school, the Education Department says.
Seven Questions with Frank Black
February 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness The word “legend” gets tossed around a lot, but Frank Black is one musician who truly deserves the title. Black was the mastermind behind The Pixies, easily considered one of alternative rock’s most-influential bands, paving the way for groups like Nirvana and Radiohead, who appropriated whole chunks of The Pixies’ sound and spun it into platinum.
Ray of death
Texas act works out kinks in its songwriting
February 1, 2001
By Geoff Harkness One surefire way to get the goods on our new president is to ask a native Texan. “That guy’s not from Texas,” Deathray Davies guitarist and lifelong resident of the Lone Star state, Zack Blair, declares emphatically.
UConn, Tennessee women ready for rematch
February 1, 2001
The Connecticut-Tennessee saga takes a twist tonight. Neither is ranked No. 1 and each has a loss. The Lady Vols’ Tamika Catchings will sit on the bench while UConn’s Svetlana Abrosimova appears to be back at full speed heading into the game, the second meeting of the women’s basketball powerhouses this season.
Read across Lawrence
City’s students, adults read same book
February 1, 2001
By Jim Baker Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delaney known as Sadie and Bessie were black sisters who lived side by side their entire lives, which spanned more than 100 years apiece. In their 1993 memoir, “Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years,” written by Amy Hill Hearth, the sisters introduce readers to the post-Reconstruction South and black leader Booker T. Washington; Harlem’s Golden Age and Lawrence resident/poet Langston Hughes; black nationalist W.E.B. Dubois; and activist Paul Robeson.
Soaps keep plot twists coming
New marketing, outrageous story lines are daily occurrences
February 1, 2001
After 300 years of silence, Tabitha the witch is spilling the beans on the twisted town of Harmony. Her memoirs, “Hidden Passions: Secrets from the Diaries of Tabitha Lenox,” went on sale last week across the nation, forcing Tabitha to flee the anticipated wrath from her townsfolk in the seemingly sleepy New England burg.
Silent, sound and the unseen
Area film scene offers up some hidden gems
February 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger If you think interest in silent movies has waned, think again. In the last four years, the annual Kansas Silent Film Festival in Topeka has drawn bigger and bigger crowds. In fact, this year’s festival will be the first to feature two days of classic flicks. As always, the event is free and open to the public. It is held at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall, 17th and Jewell streets.
Film reviews - ‘Malena’
Giuseppe Tornatore’s newest film is a smoker that has little fire, despite lurid subject matter
February 1, 2001
By Dan Lybarger Sicilian writer-director Giuseppe Tornatore’s latest movie has sex, political undertones, nostalgia and gushy romanticism. Nonetheless, unlike his earlier and far superior “Cinema Paradiso,” “Malena” often feels more repulsive than touching. In his attempt to satirize small-town gossip and hypocrisy, Tornatore creates what may be the cinema’s first sentimental stag party.
Film reviews - ‘Head Over Heels’
Pretty folks have little to say in disjointed flick
February 1, 2001
By Loey Lockerby Everyone in “Head Over Heels” looks good. They’re all attractive people, wearing stylish clothes and appearing like they just left the salon. If only they’d had brains enough to stay away from this godawful script.
The age of ‘innocence’
Why are female sex symbols getting younger?
February 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near No one is paying attention. While Hollywood executives are hauled before Congress to debate violent images served up to teen-agers, and movie theater managers promise to keep youths from exposure to death and dismemberment, no one seems to notice that sexual imagery aimed squarely at teens is saturating the market.
CITY BLOTTER
February 1, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
THURS TV TONI-MARIE MONTGOMERY REVIEW
February 1, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Many times African-American composers get pigeonholed. We mainly view them as creating jazz and blues works, rarely classical or chamber music. But thanks to world-class cellist Anthony Elliott and accomplished pianist Toni-Marie Montgomery that misconception is slowly being eroded.
THE MAG: TOP MOVIES
February 1, 2001
Top movies 1. “The Wedding Planner,” $14 million
S LANDSCAPE PLAN MAKING THE CIRCUIT
February 1, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Wider walkways, grand entrances and hundreds of more trees.
FOUNDATION TO HELP CREATE FUND FOR SPENCER
February 1, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art representatives hope to broaden the use of the museum’s collection with an $850,000 endowed fund from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Kansas University Endowment Association.
COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
February 1, 2001
County to pay bus fare With a $4.3 million construction project under way at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Building, there won’t be enough parking places for employees and for jurors who testify at trials.
THURS TV BEST BETS
February 1, 2001
TRANSFORMING APOLLO performs tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TODAY
KVSA JUMP TO 3C
February 1, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C 14-year-olds, not a mix of 13- and 14-year-olds — the high school coaches would alternate as coaches of the premier boys and girls U-14 teams.
T WANT HOMELESS SHELTER
February 1, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Not in our back yards.
RATE CUT SPURS OPTIMISM
February 1, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Wednesday afternoon in Washington, Alan Greenspan made the call to cut interest rates.
JUDGE REFUSES TO THROW OUT CONFESSION
February 1, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The confession of a man charged with sexually molesting a Kansas University woman in a residence hall will not be suppressed, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled Wednesday.
BOX
February 1, 2001
NEBRASKA (73) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
2-1 SHOULD TV EXECUTIVES BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHEN PEOPLE HURT..
February 1, 2001
Should TV executives be held accountable when people hurt themselves imitating a TV show?
EUDORA SEPTIC WASTE OPTION PLACED ON COUNTY AGENDA
February 1, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Douglas County commissioners Wednesday agreed they need to move quickly and develop a long-term facility for septic waste of rural residences.
THURSDAY DATEBOOK
February 1, 2001
TODAY 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-7 p.m.: Flu shots, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, 843-0721.
EUGENE BRUBAKER OBITUARY
February 1, 2001
Eugene Brubaker Services for Eugene Veryl Brubaker, 69, Sacramento, Calif., are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
LEONARD MCKINNEY OBITUARY
February 1, 2001
Leonard McKinney Mayetta — Native American church services for Leonard J. McKinney (Pateese), 81, McLouth, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jerry Lewis home, 7820 198th Road, Mayetta. Burial will be Sunday afternoon in Danceground Cemetery, Potawatomi Indian Reservation.
COUPLE ENJOYS TIME ON STOLEN CARD NUMBER
February 1, 2001
Spending spree financed
ANNA KATZER OBITUARY
February 1, 2001
Anna Katzer Greeley — Services for Anna Laura Katzer, 87, Garnett, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Greeley. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Greeley.
2-1 READING BREAKOUT
February 1, 2001
Read up on it Several free public discussions of the book “Having Our Say” will be offered:
STANSELL SERVICES
February 1, 2001
Services for Dee Stansell, 77, rural Winchester, will be at 8 p.m. today at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Cremation will follow services, and private family inurnment will be in Reformed Presbyterian Church, Winchester. Mr. Stansell died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at a Topeka hospital.
National briefs
February 1, 2001
Anti-Semitic pastor convicted of kidnapping Cop killer accepts life sentence
National briefs
February 1, 2001
Inmates escape from prison Children saved from icy pond Skier sentenced in slope death
BIRTHS
February 1, 2001
Birth * Amber Oxley, Eudora, a boy, Tuesday.
THE MAG: MALENA CUTLINE
February 1, 2001
MONICA BELLUCCI plays a young widow who becomes the object of an Italian town’s lust and anger in the World War II drama “Malena.”
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, BOY IN COWBOY HAT
February 1, 2001
ROYCE DAVID ANDREW PEARSON, 14 MONTHS OLD, gets ready for his first barbecue after receiving his first haircut. Royce is the son of Shannon and Russel Pearson, Seattle. The photo was submitted by his grandparents, Sharon and David Wallace, Lawrence. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
THE MAG: HOLE IN THE HEAD
February 1, 2001
(PG-13) *1/2
NEIGHBORHOODS DISCUSS REVILITIZATION
February 1, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Lawrence residents met the Neighborhood Revitalization Act with enthusiasm at a meeting Wednesday night, leaving some asking, “Where do I apply?”
BIZ REFER
February 1, 2001
BUSINESS Moving into ownership
THE MAG: SILENT, SOUND AND UNSEEN
February 1, 2001
Silent, sound and unseen The area’s film scene offers up some hidden gems
THE MAG: PARTING SHOT CUTLINE
February 1, 2001
FRIDAY NIGHT’S BOTTLENECK CROWD, who came to hear The Band That Saved the World, get more than their money’s worth when Kevin Prescott takes the stage to propose marriage to his girlfriend Christine Thorpe. Prescott works with the band’s singer Shannon Savoy at Free State Brewing Company, and they concocted the surprise, which started with Thorpe winning a phony drawing for the band’s CD.
THURS TV CUTLINE
February 1, 2001
THE BUG-EATING GANG from CBS’ “Survivor” faces off against the longtime ratings champs — NBC’s “Friends” — tonight at 7.
INDIAN AFFAIRS TRIBE TAKES CASINO PLANS NORTH
February 1, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com An Oklahoma Indian tribe is abandoning efforts to build a casino complex in Douglas County. Instead, it is turning its attention to a location in Leavenworth County and other undisclosed locations, the tribal chairman said Wednesday.
THE MAG: THEATER BOX
February 1, 2001
What: River City Revue 2001 When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
THE MAG: ESCAPING FROM THE ISOLATION TANK
February 1, 2001
Escaping from the isolation tank Blues artist Guy Forsyth fuses acoustic communion with electric depravity
THE MAG: FASCIST SNOOZE
February 1, 2001
R *1/2
Judge refuses to throw out confession in battery case
Attorney claims police took advantage of suspect’s mental illness; court disagrees
February 1, 2001
By Mike Belt The confession of a man charged with sexually molesting a Kansas University woman in a residence hall will not be suppressed, a Douglas County District Court judge ruled Wednesday.
Airlines nearly collide
February 1, 2001
Two Japan Airlines jetliners carrying nearly 700 passengers narrowly avoided an in-flight collision Wednesday when at least one of the planes dived quickly to get out of the other’s path.
Dairy expansion idea pits farmer against neighbors
Proposal for 700-cow operation raises concern about loss of rural charm
February 1, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When Steve and Valerie Pfeiffer moved to the country four years ago, they liked having John Coen’s 65-cow dairy a half mile away. “That was actually part of the charm of moving here, was the little dairy down the road,” Steve Pfeiffer said.
Las Vegas bookmakers taking gamble on XFL
February 1, 2001
Las Vegas bookmakers are betting on Saturday’s debut of the XFL but not in a big way, at least not yet. The XFL, in turn, is hoping the mere fact that bets are taken gives it the look of real sports.
Plant acts like arsenic sponge
February 1, 2001
A common fern has been found to soak up extraordinary amounts of arsenic without any ill effects, potentially offering a natural way of cleaning up polluted soil and water.
Briefcase
February 1, 2001
New car wash braces for western growth AOL Time Warner posts $1 billion net loss Many farmers violate rules for biotech planting New-home sales post biggest gain in 7 years CNNfn changes strategy
Worker moves into ownership
Former sales leader at Covan World-Wide Moving turns exit into opportunity
February 1, 2001
By Mark Fagan When Covan World-Wide Moving Inc. decided to pick up stakes and leave Lawrence after 34 years in town, Bobby Jones figured he’d be out of a job. So he bought the place. After five years as a Covan sales manager in Lawrence, Jones rounded up his own investors and acquired the company’s Lawrence operations.
The scourge of suburbia
February 1, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Time now to confront head-on that problem no politician dares name, that font of difficulties that passes as a virtue: Suburbia. In recent years, this most cherished of American locales has been steadily churning out troubles.
Capcom’s Mega Man is back, but it’s just not the same
February 1, 2001
The Blue Bomber, aka Mega Man, has arrived for the N64. It’s an amusing game, but it’s not the Mega Man I remember. In “Mega Man 64,” from Capcom, our cerulean hero is looking for a powerful energy source, which lies in ancient ruins buried deep underground.
Cellist, pianist make Lawrence debuts
February 1, 2001
By Jan Biles Many times African-American composers get pigeonholed. We mainly view them as creating jazz and blues works, rarely classical or chamber music. But thanks to world-class cellist Anthony Elliott and accomplished pianist Toni-Marie Montgomery that misconception is slowly being eroded.
Friends,’ ‘Survivor’ in ratings battle
February 1, 2001
April may be the cruelest month, but February brings TV sweeps and the savage competition for ratings. As we have heard, repeatedly, the resurgent CBS network has scheduled last summer’s hit, “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS) against longtime ratings champ “Friends” (7 p.m., NBC).
What Are You Reading?
February 1, 2001
Engineering suspense
KU professor Benjamin crafts multitude of diverse writings
February 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Bezaleel Benjamin has an all-inclusive part-time writing career. He writes and edits and binds and markets his own manuscripts, going the extra mile to publish his own literary vision.
CD REVIEWS
February 1, 2001
ARTS NOTES
February 1, 2001
Escaping from the isolation tank
Blues artist fuses acoustic communion with electric sin
February 1, 2001
By Jon Niccum Although blues music occasionally functions as a platform for social commentary, it is rarely thought of as a political vehicle. But for Kansas City native and current Austin, Tex.-based musician Guy Forsyth, the message is as important as the melody.
THE MAG: CD REVIEWS
February 1, 2001
Stephen Malkmus “Stephen Malkmus”
OSU JUMP TO 6C
February 1, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C other campus in America,” Keating said. “Today, we add 10 more champions to that long and storied list.
DAIRY FARM CONCERNS NEIGHBORS
February 1, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com Ottawa — When Steve and Valerie Pfeiffer moved to the country four years ago, they liked having John Coen’s 65-cow dairy a half mile away.
DELORES STIPANVICH OBITUARY
February 1, 2001
Delores Stipanvich Services for Delores S. “Peggy” Stipanvich, 80, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
THE MAG: ENGINEERING SUSPENSE
February 1, 2001
Engineering suspense KU professor Benjamin crafts a multitude of diverse writings
MOFFITT SERVICES
February 1, 2001
Memorial services for Lawrence N. “Lonnie” Moffitt, 87, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Cremation is planned and private family inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Mr. Moffitt died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at a Topeka nursing home.
THE MAG: BOOKS BOX
February 1, 2001
What: Novels by Bezaleel S. Benjamin Publisher: A.B. Literary House, Box 528, Lawrence, Kan., 66044
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
February 1, 2001
Nancy Crichton, teacher,
THE MAG: RAY OF DEATH
February 1, 2001
Ray of death Dallas band works out the kinks in its songwriting
THE MAG: 7 QUESTIONS WITH FRANK BLACK
February 1, 2001
Seven Questions with Frank Black
U.S. domestic security lax, study finds
February 1, 2001
Citing U.S. vulnerability to terrorist attacks, porous borders and new technologies, a congressionally mandated commission on national security Wednesday recommended the creation of a National Homeland Security Agency, sharply higher spending on scientific research and education, and an overhaul of government institutions.
Nebraska denies KU
Huskers’ defense dominating in 73-62 victory
February 1, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Kansas University’s women’s basketball team is a three-cylinder engine. On Wednesday night, only two cylinders were firing. Result: A 73-62 loss to Nebraska in Allen Fieldhouse. Jaclyn Johnson scored 19 points and Jennifer Jackson had 14, but the other member of the KU senior triumvirate, Brooke Reves, spent all but 16 minutes on the bench in foul trouble.
Bad back spares radio analyst
Oklahoma State announcer Dirato should have been on ill-fated flight
February 1, 2001
Soon after the small jet landed back in Stillwater, Okla., Tim Dirato thanked his lucky stars and coach Eddie Sutton for letting him switch from the “slow plane.” Their pilot was getting sketchy reports that it had suffered mechanical problems and had to land.
People
February 1, 2001
Jennifer jumps on top Dating horror stories of the stars Malcolm in middle of Mardi Gras Pacino, D’Angelo have twins
Squabbling with the Osmonds
New ABC tell-all movie recalls some off-key moments
February 1, 2001
It wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops being a singing, dancing member of the Osmonds in the 1970s. Really.
Rapid’ refunds?
February 1, 2001
February 1, 2001
The age of ‘innocence’ Why are female sex symbols getting younger?
THE MAG: ARTS NOTES
February 1, 2001
Lawrence artist showing textiles in Abilene
MOVIE SPREAD
February 1, 2001
Cast Away Not many actors could pull off a virtual one-man show, spending most of a movie stranded on an island with no human companions. Tom Hanks isn’t just any actor, though, and he proves again why he’s amassing an Oscar collection. If only the rest of this tedious, poorly structured film lived up to its star’s talents. “Cast Away” is riddled with plot holes and drags on and on (and on), until finally lurching to a deeply unsatisfying conclusion. Poor Robert Zemeckis (who also directed Hanks in “Forrest Gump”) wants to be profound and inspiring, but he just doesn’t have it in him. (PG-13) — LL
Parting Shot
February 1, 2001
Dee Stansell
February 1, 2001
Tribe takes casino plans north
February 1, 2001
By Amber Stuever An Oklahoma Indian tribe is abandoning efforts to build a casino complex in Douglas County. Instead, it is turning its attention to a location in Leavenworth County and other undisclosed locations, the tribal chairman said Wednesday.
Jayhawks on hand at OSU
Frederick, Williams among 8 from KU to attend services
February 1, 2001
By Gary Bedore Oklahoma State University has started the healing process. “Obviously it is difficult for everybody there, but today you could sense they are all pulling together,” Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick said Wednesday after attending a memorial service in Stillwater, Okla.
OSU remembers victims
February 1, 2001
In the arena where they had played and worked, the 10 victims of a weekend plane crash were remembered as champions Wednesday by their Oklahoma State classmates and friends. “Saturday night’s tragedy took the lives of 10 people who were precious not only to their families but to each one of us who are here,” coach Eddie Sutton told more than 10,000 people who filled Gallagher-Iba Arena for the memorial service.
Finance battle begins with tax cap plan
Senator’s measure would limit school revenue from property tax levy
February 1, 2001
The opening salvo has been fired in the 2001 battle over school finance. The Senate Taxation and Assessment Committee considered a proposal Wednesday to cap the state’s revenue from the property tax levy for public education at the amount collected in the current budget year.
2-1 SHORT STUFF BRIEFS
February 1, 2001
TRENT DILFER, Superbowl XXXV’s victorious quarterback, sports a milk mustache in this post-game ad. Dilfer is raising his glass because he knows that drinking at least three 8-ounce glasses of milk a day is a great way athletes can make sure they are getting the necessary calcium and protein to help keep their bones and muscles strong. Bored to the core?
2-1 READ ACROSS LAWRENCE
February 1, 2001
Read Across Lawrence … City’s students, adults join for a shared reading experience
SIXTH LEGACY WINNER, PARSON AT CENTRAL
February 1, 2001
EDUCATION Central Junior High teacher
SOUND LEVEL SOUNDOFF
February 1, 2001
What decibel are the sound limits set at in North Lawrence, and what is the decibel level of the grain elevator? I think the grain elevator may have a decibel level that exceeds the sound limits. The city of Lawrence does not have decibel level measurements, but Sgt. Mike Pattrick said the Lawrence Police Department does enforce a noise ordinance.
Lawrence briefs
February 1, 2001
Spending spree financed by stolen credit card Child abuse charge filed Head-on collision results in injury
Celtics survive Pacers
Boston banks season-best fourth straight victory
February 1, 2001
The Boston Celtics are learning their lesson. Antoine Walker scored 22 points and Vitaly Potapenko added 15 as the Celtics managed just four points in the final 6:42 of regulation, but regrouped in overtime and beat Indiana, 102-96, Wednesday night.
Mother-in-law should resist urge to offer advice
February 1, 2001
Horoscopes
February 1, 2001
THE MAG: REVUE RAISES FUNDS FOR THEATER TROUPE
February 1, 2001
Revue raises funds for theater troupe
Calendar
February 1, 2001
Movie lists
February 1, 2001
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS
February 1, 2001
High School Results FREE STATE SOPHOMORE BOYS
MAG CALENDAR
February 1, 2001
NIGHTLIFE LAWRENCE
Verdicts split in Lockerbie bombing trial
February 1, 2001
A Scottish court convicted a reputed Libyan intelligence officer on Wednesday of murdering 270 people in the bombing of a Pan American World Airways jumbo jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and sentenced him to life in prison. But the three-member court acquitted a second Libyan charged in the attack.
Neighborhood Revitalization Act inspires citywide enthusiasm
Measure allows tax rebates for home improvements
February 1, 2001
By Amber Stuever Lawrence residents met the Neighborhood Revitalization Act with enthusiasm at a meeting Wednesday night, leaving some asking, “Where do I apply?” The act is designed to entice homeowners to spruce up properties by offering rebates for taxes on home improvements.
Penn State stuns Illinois
Sixth-ranked Illini absorb 98-95 loss in overtime
February 1, 2001
Maybe Titus Ivory should turn his ankle in every game. Ivory returned from a first-half ankle sprain to score a career-high 27 points, including four in overtime, as Penn State defeated No. 6 Illinois, 98-95, Wednesday night.
LHS, FSHS coaches join Kaw Valley Assn.
February 1, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. just beefed up its coaching lineup. Free State High’s soccer coach Jason Pendleton, Lawrence High coach Keith Nelson and Kansas University coach Mark Francis all have come into the KVSA fold, a move that Kaw Valley Soccer officials are sure will lead to better players at every level and more competitive teams.
Enter Cameron at your own peril
No. 4 North Carolina to play on No. 2 Duke’s intimidating court tonight
February 1, 2001
You see the craziness on TV and hear stories of what teams face when they venture into Cameron Indoor Stadium to play against Duke.
River City Revue
Lawrence event raises fund for theater troupe
February 1, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near Lawrence’s long-time children’s theater company, The Seem-To-Be-Players, have operated local and national companies for 28 years, and they show no signs of slowing down. “The Seem-To-Be’s are getting really, really strong,” artistic director Ric Averill said.
THE MAG: WEIRD NEWS
February 1, 2001
Lead stories Devin Grant, 22, survived virtual target practice by three Atlanta police officers on Dec. 14, catching 16 bullets in the neck, back, arms and leg, with 24 separate wounds, but was out of the hospital seven days later. One bullet severed an artery, but Grant’s muscularity slowed the release of blood, allowing him to remain alive until he could be treated. (He went immediately from hospital to jail, however; the shots were fired after Grant allegedly pointed a gun at officers following a 20-mile automobile chase, which started, police said, when Grant attempted to evade an arrest warrant for a traffic violation.)
National briefs
February 1, 2001
Kennedy kin to be tried as adult in 1975 murder Mars craft completes main mapping mission Drug lord sentenced to life in prison Governor apologizes for breakfast invitations Pentagon can’t find Deutch security leaks
THE MAG: HEAD OVER HEELS CUTLINE
February 1, 2001
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. and Monica Potter play a young couple who fall in love despite everything conspiring against them in “Head Over Heels.”
THE MAG: TOP MUSIC
February 1, 2001
Singles 1. “It Wasn’t Me,” Shaggy (feat. Ricardo “RikRok” Ducent)
Fund puts art at heart of KU
Matching money meant to expand museum’s role
February 1, 2001
By Amber Stuever Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art representatives hope to broaden the use of the museum’s collection with an $850,000 endowed fund from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Kansas University Endowment Association.