Archive for Monday, February 5, 2001

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Poll indicates voters feel strongly about Bush religious group funding plan
February 5, 2001
The Journal-World’s online readers are taking part in a poll asking if they favor President Bush’s plan to provide religious groups public funds for social service programs.
Business Briefcase
February 5, 2001
Government: Treasury to stop sales of one-year T-bills Tax-smart savings: Parents urged to look at IRAs for college
RedShift 4’ software offers tour of universe
February 5, 2001
To some, the word “RedShift” might suggest personnel transfers within the Communist Party. But to others, it’s “an increase in wavelength (funny-looking letter) of electromagnetic radiation between its emission and its reception. It is quantified in terms of the wavelength change (triangle and funny-looking letter) by the relationship z equals (triangle, funny-looking letter-slash-funny-looking letter).”
Top 25 men
No. 2 Blue Devils stuff Florida State
February 5, 2001
Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Shane Battier 21 as No. 2 Duke rebounded from a loss to North Carolina three days earlier by beating Florida State 100-58 Sunday.
North America survives, 14-12
Guerin scores three goals, adds two assists in all-star game
February 5, 2001
It was the worst day ever for goalies in a setting that is never good for the men in the nets. The usually high-scoring NHL All-Star game outdid itself in its 51st edition as the North America team beat the World squad 14-12 Sunday.
Bryant might miss All-Star game
February 5, 2001
A beat-up Kobe Bryant might skip the All-Star game, with the full blessing of his Los Angeles Lakers coach.
Singer Buffett ejected from courtside seat
February 5, 2001
NBA referee Joe Forte isn’t a “Parrothead,” apparently. Forte ejected singer Jimmy Buffett from his seat along the baseline at Sunday’s game between the Knicks and Heat.
Richardson proves he belongs in NBA
February 5, 2001
Quentin Richardson is almost 21, which on the Los Angeles Clippers just about qualifies him to be a leader.
Demons nip Xtreme
February 5, 2001
Mike Panasuk kicked a 33-yard field goal with no time left to give the San Francisco Demons a 15-13 victory over the Los Angeles Xtreme as the XFL made its Bay Area debut in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday
Bears trim KU netters
February 5, 2001
Southwest Missouri State won four of six singles matches to nip Kansas, 4-3, in a women’s college tennis dual on Sunday. Senior Monica Sekulov and junior Lisa Mallaiah won their singles matches for Kansas.
KU rips Rams, 15-3
February 5, 2001
Kansas University banged 14 hits, including five for extra-bases, in a 15-3 romp of Colorado State Sunday to cap a successful run at the Diamond Invitational softball tournament.
Love claims comeback win
Golfer storms back from 7-shot deficit at Pebble Beach
February 5, 2001
Davis Love III put together an impressive comeback to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
OSU back in action for first time since crash
February 5, 2001
It has been nine days since the Oklahoma State basketball team played a game. Nine days that may seem like nine months. The Cowboys have spent their time mourning the loss of two teammates and eight other members of the team’s traveling party. All were killed the night of Jan. 27 when the small plane in which they were traveling crashed in Colorado.
Legislative Calendar
February 5, 2001
Here is a schedule of major legislative events this week:
Enhancements aimed at early childhood programs
February 5, 2001
Legislators are reviewing a number of proposals for enhancing early childhood education programs. Here are some of the programs and requests.
No disgrace
February 5, 2001
Fuel options
February 5, 2001
Makes a lot of sense
February 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Government surplus funds can lead to tax cuts and diminution of the federal debt. There is no great secret to balancing a budget or reducing a debt. Balance occurs when individuals, businesses and government entities spend no more than their incomes.
Cooperative effort
February 5, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Closer ties between Kansas University and Haskell Indian Nations University are bound to benefit both schools.
Topekan earns Silver Star
Vietnam vet belatedly recognized for wartime bravery
February 5, 2001
A Topeka man has received the Silver Star for heroism, 33 years after risking his life to save a fellow Marine during the Vietnam War. Jim Lockhart, a postal worker, received the military’s third-highest honor Saturday before an audience of family, friends, Vietnam-era veterans and U.S. Marines.
Wilson services
February 5, 2001
On the record
February 5, 2001
Graves wants to pay first lady’s way
Governor proposes changing spouse provision in campaign finance law
February 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Gov. Bill Graves wants a change to the state campaign finance law that would let him use his campaign funds to pay for his wife’s travel in certain circumstances. Currently, when Linda Graves travels on behalf of the state, she is reimbursed by the state. But, if she travels to a partisan event, the expenses are out-of-pocket.
Online courses erase distance
February 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Pam Thomas, a registered nurse, said she was determined to get a degree from Kansas University. But living more than 400 miles from Kansas University’s School of Nursing proved problematic until she bought a computer. Now the miles are erased with the click of a mouse as Thomas brings KU’s virtual classroom into her home in McDonald in northwest Kansas.
Countries join forces on illegal migration
February 5, 2001
Britain and Italy announced plans Sunday for a joint initiative to cut off the flow of illegal immigrants into Western Europe through the Balkans and punish gangs responsible for smuggling people.
Klopfenstein services
February 5, 2001
Fired Los Alamos scientist to pursue source of new government leaks
February 5, 2001
Attorneys for a former Los Alamos scientist expressed concern Sunday over news leaks suggesting prosecutors want to resume questioning him about downloading restricted data and other matters.
Clinton rejects sax-less invitation
February 5, 2001
It wasn’t quite an invitation for Bill Clinton to take his sax on the road for a reported $250,000 fee but he was asked to put in an appearance at Italy’s glitziest music festival.
Bush courts opposition during retreat
February 5, 2001
President Bush said he got a cordial hearing from skeptical Democratic lawmakers Sunday, but he will have to wait to gauge his success in convincing any of them to support his proposals for tax cuts.
Waiting list decried
Head-injury advocates ask for funds
February 5, 2001
By Scott Rothschild After suffering spinal cord and brain injuries in a motorcycle wreck, Lawrence resident Bob Kania spent nine years in various nursing homes in northeast Kansas. “It wasn’t hell, but I could see it from there,” Kania said of his life back then. His days were spent on his stomach on a gurney because of the severity of his bed sores.
Stem-cell research’s future clouded
Abortion foes, scientists worry as Bush prepares to make his decision
February 5, 2001
President Bush soon must decide on a sensitive issue that pits his opposition to abortion against the search for medical cures using stem cells removed from embryos or aborted fetuses.
Cuban emigre realizes American dream
February 5, 2001
Nettie Benitez’s first attempt at building a home ended when a builder gambled away her $65,000 life savings at casinos. Thanks to the kindness of strangers she has a nicer home than she ever dreamed of building: A blue house with stone and wood trim on a new lot. The well-insulated house, light blue inside and blue down to the baseboards, has three bedrooms, a fireplace, central air, tile floors throughout, a side deck and new appliances.
Camera angles: Slide shows go digital
February 5, 2001
I fondly remember my dad’s 35mm slide shows. First, my dad would try to see what was on the small slides so he could put them in some kind of order. Next he would drop the slides into a tray, hoping they would all drop in place which did not always happen. Then, I’d help him set up the projector and bulky screen. Finally, he would ask me to turn off all the room lights.
Foster care system questioned
Children’s advocates ask whether prevention is really working
February 5, 2001
As the story of child welfare in Kansas continues to unravel, some advocates for children are questioning whether the state remains a pioneer. In 1996 Kansas was the first state to turn over its foster care and adoption programs to private, nonprofit groups. A report released last weekday by Kansas Action for Children asks whether that change has made the state accountable to its children.
Snow no damper for winter campers
Area residents weather the elements for a weekend in the woods
February 5, 2001
By Mike Belt You wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself lying in a tent somewhere in the woods. It’s 20 degrees. You get up, step outside and see light snow falling. For Scott Hoober, that’s like heaven. “It’s so silent and so neat,” Hoober said, describing one of the reasons he loves winter camping.
Exhibit puts Warhol in focus
Collection of artist’s photographs on display in New York
February 5, 2001
For Andy Warhol, there were photos and silkscreen paintings, photos and films, photos and prints. But most of all, there were photos. There were grisly pictures of car crashes, mundane shots of tuna cans and celebrity images of face after beautiful, vapid face.
Full-time volunteer has become ‘part of hospital’s fabric’
February 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates If hard work on behalf of others is a ticket through the pearly gates, Reathyl Brummett has her passport stamped. “I think she’s easily worked her way into heaven,” said Allyson Leland, volunteer supervisor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “We’ve had people who’ve put in more years than Reathyl, but no one can touch her in terms of hours.”
Contracting increasingly popular for techies
February 5, 2001
As layoffs continue to shake up the dot-com sector, some jittery employees are finding shelter from the aftershocks in contract work, either on their own or by linking up with a staffing agency that finds projects for them.
KU SOFTBALL VS. COLORADO STATE
February 5, 2001
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HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK
February 5, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com With three weeks left in the regular season, class 6A sub-state basketball pairings involving the two city schools are taking shape.
LHS GIRLS CAPSULE
February 5, 2001
Girls Lawrence High (3-9 overall, 1-1 league)
RECALL SOUNDOFF
February 5, 2001
I need to know how you can oust a local elected official from office before the end of the term? What conditions have to be there before we can put a person out of office? According to Kansas statutes, the recall of a local officer is proposed by filing a petition with the election officer of the county in which all or the greater part of the population of the election district of the local officer is located, if not a school district. If the election district is a school district, the petition must be filed in the home county of the school district. Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes is this area’s election officer.
FLU SHOTS STILL AVAILABLE
February 5, 2001
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department still has a supply of influenza vaccine and will administer flu shots to the public as long as supplies last. Flu shots are available to the public on a walk-in basis according to the following schedule:
MON CITY BOTTOM LINE
February 5, 2001
City commissioners will review the language of proposed ordinances that would limit the number of unrelated roommates living in houses in single-family neighborhoods, and would force landlords to register their properties.
MON CITY OTHER ITEMS
February 5, 2001
Consent agenda * Approve minutes for the following meetings: Lawrence City Commission on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24; Public Transit Advisory Committee on Jan. 16; Lawrence Housing Authority on Dec. 19; Aviation Advisory Board on Oct. 16; Sign Code Board of Appeals on Jan. 4; and the Board of Zoning Appeals on Dec. 7 and Jan. 4.
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALENDAR
February 5, 2001
Topeka (ap) — Here is a schedule of major legislative events this week: House committees
WILSON OBITUARY
February 5, 2001
Wilson services Private graveside inurnment for Frank Warren Wilson, 73, will be at Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
February 5, 2001
Following is a list of construction projects that will affect traffic this week in the Lawrence area: 1. Ninth Street between Louisiana and Tennessee streets: One lane of eastbound traffic closed for waterline installation.
GRAVES WANTS TO USE CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR WIFE
February 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Gov. Bill Graves wants a change in campaign finance law that would let him use his campaign funds to pay for his wife’s travel in certain circumstances.
LOCAL BRIEFS
February 5, 2001
J-W Staff Report Southwest Missouri State won four of six singles matches to nip Kansas, 4-3, in a women’s college tennis dual on Sunday.
HARLAN RANDALL OBITUARY
February 5, 2001
Harlan Randall Fredonia — Services for Harlan D. Randall, 83, Grove, Okla., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Timmons Funeral Home Chapel, Fredonia. Burial, with military rites, will be in Jackson Cemetery, near New Albany.
THE MAG: SHAKING BOX
February 5, 2001
What: Shaking Tree When: 10 p.m. Friday
THE MAG: TON TON BOX
February 5, 2001
What: Ton Ton & Perri’s Outrageous Karaoke When: 8 p.m. today
AGATE CUTLINE
February 5, 2001
AP %% Photo SINGER JIMMY BUFFETT, CENTER, is ejected from the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game after he shouted at the officials late in the fourth quarter Sunday at American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. Referee Joe Forte ejected Buffett from his seat along the baseline for using profanity. The Knicks defeated the Heat 103-100 in overtime.
GOODEN QUESTIONABLE/NOTEBOOK
February 5, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas University sophomore forward Drew Gooden is listed as questionable for tonight’s ESPN Big Monday basketball game against Iowa State.
JAPANESE STUDENTS ARRIVE AT KU
February 5, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Shivering inside their coats Sunday afternoon, 11 Japanese exchange students took a short tour of the Kansas University campus, where they will spend the next month studying English and furthering their understanding of American culture.
JUNE STURTRIDGE OBITUARY
February 5, 2001
June Sturtridge Kansas City, Kan. — Memorial services for June Sturtridge, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Kansas City, Kan.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WOMAN SELLING HOUSE
February 5, 2001
ALICE JOHNSON, 95, LAWRENCE, celebrates selling her home with Connie Kindsvater of Stephens Real Estate. The sale of the home, which was built by Johnson in 1949 when the lot was still outside of city limits, closed Nov. 3. The photo was taken by Ida Lewis, also of Stephens Real Estate, and was submitted by Kindsvater. 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.
KU HAMMERS COLORADO STATE SOFTBALL
February 5, 2001
J-W Staff Report Albuquerque, N.M. — Kansas University banged 14 hits, including five for extra-bases, in a 15-3 romp of Colorado State Sunday to cap a successful run at the Diamond Invitational softball tournament.
FIZER-LESS CYCLONES PLAY KU TONIGHT
February 5, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Marcus Fizer’s early entry into the NBA did not destroy Iowa State basketball.
SOME CAMPERS FAVOR THE COLD
February 5, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com You wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself lying in a tent somewhere in the woods. It’s 20 degrees. You get up, step outside and see light snow falling.
WKD-KU NURSING COURSES ARE A CLICK AWAY
February 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Pam Thomas, a registered nurse, said she was determined to get a degree from Kansas University.
BLOTTER
February 5, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
On the money - Market developments
February 5, 2001
What does the latest Federal Reserve action mean to investors? How will a company’s next quarterly earnings report affect its stock performance? What industrial sectors benefit from the current economic climate? These are just some of the questions scads of media outlets tackle on their Web sites to help investors stay abreast of market developments.
Palm-held robots
Computer toys find their way into our daily lives
February 5, 2001
It won’t fetch the paper, but it doesn’t bite the mailman either. Robot makers have created kits that will convert the same Palm handheld computer that plans someone’s day into a simple machine that can follow him or her around the room like a puppy.
Kansas basketball notebook
Gooden questionable for tonight’s game
February 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University sophomore Drew Gooden is listed as questionable for tonight’s ESPN Big Monday basketball game against Iowa State.
Brand-XFL mighty dull product
Not much difference between McMahon creation and other gridiron contests
February 5, 2001
This was supposed to be revolutionary. This was supposed to be cutting edge.` This was supposed to be the league that will soon have the NFL quaking in its collective cleats.
Gifts probably not excessive
February 5, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group The ruckus over the Clintons making off with unprecedented amounts of loot from their White House years is a great story. Do we care whether it’s true?
Early collapse of Knesset predicted after Israel election
February 5, 2001
Israelis have yet to vote in Tuesday’s prime ministerial election, but they already are bracing for another election within the year. It’s one more reason that a number of Israelis are pushing to change the way governments are elected here.
Six receive Heinz Award for enhancing quality of life
February 5, 2001
The founder of Apple Computer Inc., a psychiatrist and two dance instructors are among six recipients of the Heinz Award, given in recognition of people who enhance the lives of others.
Terrorism trial opens today
Four alleged accomplices of Osama bin Laden charged in embassy bombings
February 5, 2001
Steel barricades that can rise into place to stop up to 7 1/2 tons of speeding truck and cameras capable of reading a newspaper a block away are just some of the new measures protecting federal court buildings for the city’s fifth major terrorism trial in a decade.
2-5 DO YOU THINK MORE THAN TWO UNRELATED PEOPLE SHOULD BE …
February 5, 2001
Do you think more than two unrelated people should be able to live together in a rental property? Matthew Memmer,
KIRBY KU FOOTBALL RECRUITING COLUMN
February 5, 2001
MORE: mokanfootball.rivals.com Who would have thought heading into the recruiting season that Kansas University would finish ranked ahead of traditional bowl teams like Ohio State, Mississippi State and Florida, just to name a few.
Address unknown? Web sites help track down people
February 5, 2001
Looking for an old friend or flame? Still want to collect that old debt? Never before has it been so easy to find someone. Just check on the Web. Here are some sites that might help you locate others:
KU football recruiting class ranks high
Jayhawks fill position needs as national signing date approaches
February 5, 2001
By Jon Kirby Special to the Journal-World Who would have thought heading into the recruiting season that Kansas University would finish ranked ahead of traditional bowl teams like Ohio State, Mississippi State and Florida, just to name a few.
Unfair move
February 5, 2001
TV distorts nation’s view of minorities
February 5, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Imagine for a moment that Homer Simpson was the only white man on television. OK, technically he’s more of an orange man, but work with me here. We’re talking about the most stupid individual on television ever. And he’s a white guy. The only white guy.
Will nominees repent, reform?
February 5, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe And so we conclude our confirmation coverage with a replay of one last Bob Smith rant. A day before the Senate confirmed John Ashcroft as attorney general, the New Hampshire Republican took after opponents, bitterly complaining that the Democrats were using criteria that would have disqualified “the pope, Mother Teresa and all the cardinals in the United States from becoming attorney general.”
Lawrence City Commission
February 5, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:45 p.m. Tuesday City hall
Briefly
February 5, 2001
Japanese exchange students tour Kansas University Law enforcement: Sobriety check lane results in two arrests Promotion: Natural Resource Council names executive director Relationships: Convention to hook up singles with agricultural interests
Mother tells teens how a little effort goes a long way
February 5, 2001
February 5, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com If hard work on behalf of others is a ticket through the pearly gates, Reathyl Brummett has her passport stamped.
Nation Briefs
February 5, 2001
Florida: Lab launch countdown begins Los Angeles: New stoplights save energy North Carolina: Marines suspend jet missions Atlanta: Airline merger talks reported
Nation Briefs
February 5, 2001
New York City: Phillips Petroleum to acquire refiner Texas: Tejano band’s drummer killed Washington, D.C.: University killing ruled homicide Iowa: Powerball jackpot rises to $53 million
Horoscopes
February 5, 2001
Borrowers should check home mortgage rate options
February 5, 2001
If you took a fixed-rate mortgage anytime in the past year, you ought to look at rates again. You might get a new loan for 1 percent to 1.5 percent less. The loan might even be tailored to your personal risk profile.
Experts: Don’t abandon markets
Pros offer seven resolutions to help put wind in investors’ sails
February 5, 2001
After suffering through Wall Street’s broadest sell-off in at least a decade in 2000 and the worst bear market in technology stocks in a generation, many investors are feeling understandably uneasy this year.
Gannon sharp for AFC
Oakland quarterback named MVP after 38-17 victory
February 5, 2001
Rich Gannon got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time at Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Still recovering from a separated left shoulder that limited him to the game’s first two series, Gannon passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to get the AFC off to a superb start in a 38-17 victory over the NFC.
Sister city dwellers tour campus
Japanese exchange students prepare for month-long stay at KU
February 5, 2001
By Kevin Bates Shivering inside their coats Sunday afternoon, 11 Japanese exchange students took a short tour of the Kansas University campus, where they will spend the next month studying English and furthering their understanding of American culture.
Area Briefs
February 5, 2001
Fire destroys shed owned by university Flu shots still available Kidney foundation accepts car donations LMH course to focus on parenting youngsters Lawrence native leads medical team to Africa Disability advocates to celebrate at Capitol ‘Amistad’ author to give speech Entries accepted for art contest Lawrence hospital offers cholesterol screenings
T DO ENOUGH FOR VICTIMS OF HEAD INJURIES, PROGRAM SUPPORTERS SAY
February 5, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com After suffering spinal cord and brain injuries in a motorcycle wreck, Lawrence resident Bob Kania spent nine years in various nursing homes in northeast Kansas.
THE MAG: LINKIN BOX
February 5, 2001
What: Linkin Park, Taproot, Alien Ant Farm When: 8 p.m. Friday
THE MAG: BEST BETS
February 5, 2001
Techno wizards Ming and FS,
Wedding Planner’ takes the cake
February 5, 2001
Traditional Valentine’s romance won out over the slasher variety at the box office. Jennifer Lopez’s “The Wedding Planner” remained the No. 1 movie for the second straight weekend, taking in $11 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lopez also is riding high on music charts with her album “J.Lo,” which debuted at No. 1 last week.
Chmura apologizes, wants to rejoin NFL
February 5, 2001
One day after being acquitted of sexually assaulting a teen-ager, Mark Chmura broke down in tears as he apologized for his conduct and hoped to resume his NFL career.
Sites offer tips for going it alone
February 5, 2001
If you’re considering a free-lance career, consult the following Web resources:
Effective courtroom evidence
Computerized tools changing way attorneys, courts do business
February 5, 2001
When prosecutor Brian Meyers wanted to make a point to a jury in a murder trial, he didn’t pound the table he clicked a mouse. In a darkened courtroom, Meyers argued his case that a drunken driver should be convicted of murder, his voice rising and falling as he clicked on a PowerPoint presentation projected onto a large screen facing the jury box.
Walker, Pierce lift Celtics
Boston tops Cleveland for sixth straight win
February 5, 2001
Antoine Walker was told to take as much time as he needed to grieve after his grandmother’s funeral. The Boston Celtics captain decided the best therapy for his grief was to play basketball.
Jayhawks wary of Tinsley, ISU
February 5, 2001
By Gary Bedore Marcus Fizer’s early entry into the NBA did not destroy Iowa State basketball. The Cyclones (19-3, 7-2) have been fine without Fizer, a 6-foot-9, 260-pound All-America power forward, who left Ames, Iowa, for the pros after leading ISU to a 32-5 record and Big 12 title his junior season.
School funding debate includes accountability
February 5, 2001
School readiness. A suitable education. Accountability. Three hot political phrases with many definitions. Legislators were greeted this session with no fewer than four major proposals for financing, reforming or otherwise improving public education.
JAPANESE STUDENT BRIEF
February 5, 2001
Japanese exchange students tour Kansas University
BIRTHS
February 5, 2001
* Kellie Belvins and Joe Helms, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday. * Mike and Kelly Mondi, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.
People
February 5, 2001
Prep Notebook
LHS, FSHS on course to meet in sub-state
February 5, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus With three weeks left in the regular season, class 6A sub-state basketball pairings involving the two city schools are taking shape. Lawrence High’s boys and girls are guaranteed to play host to a four-team sub-state on March 1-3 at LHS.