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Freezing rain, sleet, close Lawrence schools
Two to four inches of snow expected
February 9, 2001
(Updated Friday at 5:16 p.m.) Forcing schools to close and knocking down power lines and tree limbs, a blustery winter storm roared into Lawrence Friday morning, bringing a treacherous mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to area roadways.
ACCIDENT STILL BEING INVESTIGATED
February 9, 2001
ACCIDENT Services planned for woman
FRIDAY DATEBOOK
February 9, 2001
TODAY 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Walk-in flu shots, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, 843-3060.
KU MUST TRY AGAIN OR RAISE MORE MONEY
February 9, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — Establishment of the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy at Kansas University ran into another stumbling block Thursday.
ONE DIES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
February 9, 2001
J-W Staff Reports A traffic accident late Thursday claimed the life of a man, the second automobile fatality this week in Lawrence.
CITY BOYS BASKETBALL CAPSULES
February 9, 2001
Shawnee Mission North (6-9, 2-5) at Free State (6-9, 2-3) Tipoff: 7:15 tonight.
ICY WEATHER TO HIT LAWRENCE
February 9, 2001
kbates@jworld.com Snowfall should start diminishing by midday today, but not before dumping up to about 4 inches across Lawrence and other parts of northeast Kansas, weather officials said Thursday.
SALVATION ARMY GETS APPROVAL FOR SHELTER GRANT
February 9, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com The first battle over a proposed new Salvation Army homeless shelter ended in a draw.
CITY TESTING ETHANOL IN ITS VEHICLES
February 9, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Fill’er up with corn.
CHENOWITH APOLOGIZES FOR SPEAKING OUT
February 9, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Eric Chenowith wants to kiss and make up with Kansas University’s men’s basketball fans.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR FRIDAY
February 9, 2001
Firebirds’ Trahan picks Div. II school
BIRTHS
February 9, 2001
* Shannon Graf, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday. * Allison and Mace Veeder, Lawrence, a girl, Wednesday.
KIM GROENHAGEN OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Kim Groenhagen Oregon, Ill. — Services for Kim Allen Groenhagen, 36, rural McLouth, Kan., will be at a later date in Oregon. Burial will be in Light House Cemetery, Oregon.
DANNY MILLER OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Danny Miller Private memorial services for Danny L. Miller, 67, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
MCMILLIN SERVICES
February 9, 2001
Graveside services for Margaret June McMillin, 80, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. McMillin died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
CLARA HODGES OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Clara Hodges Services for Clara May “Peggy” Hodges, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
LEON SERVICES
February 9, 2001
Services for Jo Leon, 66, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gate (Okla.) Cemetery. Mrs. Leon died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Nation briefs
February 9, 2001
Auction house claims dealer swindled it Convicted murderer put to death Psychiatrist judged liable in suicide
Nation briefs
February 9, 2001
Glickman lands job with law firm Homeless shelter usage most since late 1980s Five murders reported in two-day span
Nation briefs
February 9, 2001
High school attack thwarted Mayor released from jail Power supply order extended
Nation briefs
February 9, 2001
No Powerball jackpot winner Shark attacks on the increase
FRIDAY WOODLING COLUMN
February 9, 2001
My next-door neighbor drove up to the communal mailbox and lowered the window of his SUV as I extracted that day’s mail from my lock-and-key cubbyhole. Terry Haney wanted to talk about the Oklahoma State plane crash. Haney is a native Oklahoman, a dentist attached to the dental clinic at Haskell Indian Nations University, and he asked me if I had known Bill Teegins.
SCHOOL GUN THREAT INVESTIGATED
February 9, 2001
Police investigate alleged school threat
CITY JOINS PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST ETHANOL EFFICIENCY ANALYSTS CRUNCH TAX CUT NUMBERS STUDY RAISES HIV RISK RATE
February 9, 2001
among heterosexuals
BALDWIN GIRLS POSTPONED
February 9, 2001
Baldwin postponed Baldwin High’s scheduled girls basketball game on Thursday at Gardner-Edgerton was postponed because of inclement weather. The game has been reset for 4 p.m. Saturday at Gardner.
KU BASEBALL TO OPEN SEASON TODAY
February 9, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Pitcher Pete Smart will start Kansas University’s first baseball game of the season today.
ICY WEATHER BREAKOUT
February 9, 2001
For the latest updates in school closings because of the weather, check out the Lawrence Journal-World Web site, www.ljworld.com.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SNOW DAY
February 9, 2001
THESE NINE LOCAL STUDENTS took advantage of a December snow storm and ensuing day off from school by playing outside. Top row, from left: Trent “TJ” Everett, a preschooler at the Arts Center; Kendall Harris, who attends Quail Run; Devin Forio, Sunflower; Drew Schelar, Quail Run; bottom row, Trevor Everett, Deerfield; Kelsey Schelar, Southwest Junior High; Erin Schelar, Free State High; Kendal Forio, SWJH; and Travis Everett, Deerfield. The photo was submitted by Dana and Paul Forio, 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.
S ADVOCACY CONFERENCE DRAWS 500
February 9, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — A national study has found that toddlers in stimulating day-care programs are as well-adjusted as those reared by a stay-at-home parent.
S THE REAL WORLD?
February 9, 2001
Will you try out for MTV’s The Real World?
Taking the plunge
Clergy stress need for pre-marital counseling before couples take vows
February 9, 2001
By Jim Baker Most people view getting married as a big step.
Religion briefs
February 9, 2001
It’s a ‘Methodist moment,’ caucus says Report: Russian textbooks slight Jews Antioch Baptist choir to perform in Lawrence
Furniture mart checks into area
Omaha, Neb.-based company backed by Warren Buffett takes aim at Kansas City region
February 9, 2001
By Mark Fagan A massive furniture retailer plans to build a $55 million store and distribution center adjacent to the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County. But don’t expect shops in Lawrence to run and hide.
Prisons eye drug-abuse treatment cuts
Corrections officials say they’re forced to slice $1.7 million from budget
February 9, 2001
When Gov. Bill Graves decided to recommend a cut in spending on programs for prison inmates, the Department of Corrections was forced to decide what should go.
Margaret McMillin
February 9, 2001
Baur services
February 9, 2001
Area briefs
February 9, 2001
Police investigate alleged school threat Highway Patrol plans R.A.V.E. operation Search continues in restaurant robbery Police link 39-year-old to stolen compact disks
Banned drugs riskier to women
February 9, 2001
More women than men were hurt by dangerous medications pulled off the market since 1997, congressional investigators said Thursday.
Pentagon to investigate WWII crash site in China
February 9, 2001
With China’s encouragement, Pentagon officials are planning to visit two plane crash sites in the Himalayan Mountains that may hold the remains of American airmen lost in World War II.
Weapon used at White House bought at pawn
February 9, 2001
Despite a history of mental illness and at least one suicide attempt, Robert W. Pickett was able to walk into a pawn shop and buy the gun he later allegedly fired outside the White House, the shop’s manager said Thursday.
Olympic bid leaders say charges unwarranted
February 9, 2001
Defense lawyers for the two men accused of securing the 2002 Winter Games through bribery argued Thursday that the charges should be tossed out of federal court because there’s no victim, hence no crime.
Chenowith: Playing at KU ‘a privilege’
Jayhawk senior backs off remarks about critical fans at Allen Fieldhouse
February 9, 2001
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith wants to kiss and make up with Kansas University’s men’s basketball fans. Chenowith, who ripped into KU fans critical of his play at a media session on Wednesday, requested a clear-the-air meeting with the media on Thursday night.
Casey wins case against Cincinnati
Veteran Fernandez agrees to minor league contract with Milwaukee
February 9, 2001
Cincinnati first baseman Sean Casey won the first case in baseball salary arbitration decided by a panel that included two women.
INDIANA TRIMS KNIGHTS IN OT
February 9, 2001
DeRon Hayes and Ryan Hoover scored 23 points apiece to lead Indiana to a 111-100 overtime victory over Kansas City in ABA2000 basketball in front of just 1,526 fans on Thursday night in Kemper Arena. Derrick Hood had a league-high 23 rebounds for the Knights who fell to 10-8. Former KU players Darrin Hancock and Ryan Robertson scored 11 and six points respectively for KC.
JO LEON OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Jo Leon Services for Jo Leon, 66, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
LAWRENCE-OLATHE SOUTH GIRLS BOX
February 9, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com His two starting guards were out. His leading scorer can’t practice so she doesn’t start.
CHARLES ROSE OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Charles Rose DeSoto — Services for Charles E. Rose, 92, DeSoto, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at DeSoto United Methodist Church. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery.
LEAVENWORTH OFFICALS NOT READY TO DECIDE ON CASINO
February 9, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Leavenworth — An Oklahoma Indian tribe hopes that Leavenworth County is a better match for a casino complex than Douglas County.
Daily ticker
February 9, 2001
Study touts good day care
Children’s advocacy conference draws 500
February 9, 2001
By Dave Ranney A national study has found that toddlers in stimulating day-care programs are as well-adjusted as those reared by a stay-at-home parent.
Jo Leon
February 9, 2001
N.Y.C. firefighters have big problem
February 9, 2001
A squad of determined firefighters and paramedics had to overcome some big obstacles to save an 800-pound man nicknamed Tiny.
SOUNDOFF ON SWIMMING FEES
February 9, 2001
I would like to know why the prices at Karl Knox Natatorium for swimming went up so much; in particular why the senior citizens’ went from $1 to $2.50, a 150 percent increase? “When the Parks and Recreation Department prepared the budget for 2001, a swimming pool fee increase was recommended,” said Fred DeVictor, city parks director. “Fees had not been increased since 1995.
LHS ATHLETE OF WEEK
February 9, 2001
Martin deBoer, Lawrence High Class: Senior.
CORRECTION
February 9, 2001
An brief in Thursday’s Journal-World contained incorrect information. Leo Oliva, a historian of the Santa Fe Trail, will speak at the Friends of Kaw Heritage annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove.
People
February 9, 2001
Cusack meets Hitler Playboy paradise King ends up in ‘Asylum’ Halle marries in secret
Charles Larimore
February 9, 2001
FSHS GIRLS
February 9, 2001
Shawnee Mission North outscored Free State 19-14 in the fourth quarter and hung on for a 48-46 Sunflower League girls basketball victory over the Firebirds on Thursday. Down by five at halftime, the Firebirds (11-5 overall, 3-3 league) rallied to take a 32-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter before SM North came back.
CITY BLOTTER
February 9, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
DOLPHO FRENCH OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Dolpho French Eudora — Services for Dolpho Alexander French, 96, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Horoscopes
February 9, 2001
Red Wings slip past Maple Leafs
Detroit takes 2-1 triumph in one of NHL’s strongest rivalries
February 9, 2001
Although they no longer are in the same division or even in the same conference, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs have a strong rivalry.
Young black gay men’s HIV rates high
February 9, 2001
The man accepted a bag full of condoms and disappeared into the subway station.
Judicial elections
February 9, 2001
J-W Editorials The state should adopt a standardized appointment system for all of its district judges. The rationale for opposing a statewide appointment system for district judges just doesn’t hang together.
JOSHUA SHUCKAHOSEE OBITUARY
February 9, 2001
Joshua Shuckahosee Services for Joshua Shuckahosee, 18, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
New ‘commentary’ reminds us how fluid Bible scholarship is
February 9, 2001
The Bible is immortal and unchanging, but scholarly theories about it are in continual flux. Consider the newly revised HarperCollins Bible Commentary (HarperSanFrancisco, 1,232 pages, $49.50). Fully 30 percent of the material has been changed since the first version appeared a mere 12 years ago.
Mary Rapp
February 9, 2001
On the record
February 9, 2001
Olathe South pops LHS
Falcons pull away for 51-37 win over Lions
February 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling His two starting guards were out. His leading scorer can’t practice so she doesn’t start. What? Lawrence High girls basketball coach David Platt worry? “We had kind of a rag-tag lineup in there, but they stepped it up,” Platt said. Lawrence, in fact, led by a point midway through the third quarter before eventually bowing to Olathe South, 51-37, on Thursday night in the LHS gym.
Talking ourselves into recession
February 9, 2001
By David Shribman The Boston Globe A month ago, all the talk here was about contested elections, slim majorities, the difficulty of governing, the burdens on the new president and the divided Congress. That was last month. Now that’s all disappeared, as if it were a mere vapor.
Lawmakers forge ahead despite EPA silence
February 9, 2001
Some senators interpret the Environment Protection Agency’s silence on Kansas water standards as a sign federal policy may be changing.
Man who wants to ‘look around’ not worth waiting for
February 9, 2001
World briefs
February 9, 2001
Bin Laden trial hinted Freed U.S. aid worker describes his release Koreas to build rail line Counterfeiters executed
Formula-fed infants’ blood pressure higher
February 9, 2001
Babies fed infant formula grow up to have higher blood pressure than those given breast milk, new research suggests.
Graves’ school finance proposal advances
February 9, 2001
A House budget subcommittee is ready to recommend a $50 per pupil increase in the base state aid for public education.
Briefcase
February 9, 2001
KPMG Consulting launches IPO Retail worries send stocks lower Ryder System plans to cut 700 jobs
Unemployment claims increase, point to waning demand
February 9, 2001
The number of Americans filing new claims for state unemployment insurance rose sharply last week, suggesting that some workers are having trouble finding jobs as the economy has weakened.
Mortgage rates fall this week
Freddie Mac sees rise in refinancing
February 9, 2001
By Mark Fagan The cost of borrowing money for a home is getting cheaper.
Discounts draw shoppers
Retailers report better-than-expected sales in January
February 9, 2001
The lure of deeply discounted merchandise drew consumers into the nation’s stores and malls during January, giving many struggling retailers a respite from their trend of lackluster sales.
Graves’ school finance proposal advances
February 9, 2001
A House budget subcommittee is ready to recommend a $50 per pupil increase in the base state aid for public education.
Lottery debate expands to restrictions, airports
Senators to mull objections, Wichita plan
February 9, 2001
Senators will spend more time discussing lottery officials’ objections to restrictions in the bill, and an amendment by Wichita representatives for an airport incentive program.
AG back in court with Renaissance firm over alleged violations
Tax relief system’ violates order, Stovall contends
February 9, 2001
Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall is accusing Renaissance, The Tax People, of violating a court order limiting the company’s operations.
KCI deer kill wins approval
City to bring in sharpshooters in effort to thin herd
February 9, 2001
The city will bring in sharpshooters to reduce the deer population around Kansas City International Airport.
Kiss request earns trucker date in court
24-year-old charged with criminal restraint
February 9, 2001
A man who flagged down a woman driving on Interstate 70 and asked for a kiss was arrested after the woman pulled out a hand gun, drove away and called police.
Suspect in alleged plot not welcome in schools
February 9, 2001
One of three students accused of plotting an attack at a Hoyt high school wants to return to school, but he is running into resistance from school officials.
Hearing into barrel murders focuses on still-missing body
February 9, 2001
A missing woman once told relatives that she was going to get her high school equivalency degree and a job with the help of a man one now accused of killing her.
Geological Survey presents findings
Gas traveled path made 250 million years ago
February 9, 2001
At least one thin sandstone layer formed when the coastal desert was buried 250 million years is today acting as a pathway meandering escaped natural gas into pockets underneath this city, the Kansas Geological Survey said.
Margaret Hay
February 9, 2001
Harsh words flow in meeting’s wake
February 9, 2001
The Sierra Club’s chief lobbyist and the secretary of agriculture had a brief but heated exchange after a legislative meeting on water quality issues.
Traffic accident kills driver
February 9, 2001
A traffic accident late Thursday claimed the life of a man, the second automobile fatality this week in Lawrence. Details were sketchy early today, but the driver of a white Ford Ranger pickup was killed and another person critically injured in the one-vehicle wreck late Thursday near the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.
Sharon reiterates peace talk demands
February 9, 2001
A powerful car bomb exploded Thursday afternoon in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem, a reality check prompting Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon to restate his main election message: Peace negotiations with the Palestinians will not take place if the Palestinian uprising continues.
Colombian leader, rebels talk peace
February 9, 2001
Staking his own safety on resuscitating Colombia’s shaky peace process, President Andres Pastrana traveled to rebel territory Thursday, where he was embraced by guerrilla chief Manuel Marulanda and held “very productive” talks.
FDA: Vaccines safe, but bovine ingredients replaced
February 9, 2001
Cow-derived ingredients from mad cow-infected countries are being replaced in certain vaccines as an extra precaution, even though the government’s top mad cow experts call any risk theoretical.
Esther Logan
February 9, 2001
Internet site to post Knight’s NCAA picks
February 9, 2001
Former Indiana coach Bob Knight, never shy about offering his opinions, has been hired by an Internet company to post his NCAA basketball tournament picks online.
Arizona rips Washington
February 9, 2001
Even though No. 11 Arizona routed Washington as expected, it was another tough night in a difficult season for Wildcats center Loren Woods. The unheard of happened at McKale Center during the Wildcats’ 82-62 victory. An Arizona player Woods was booed by some in the crowd.
Tennessee bombs Mississippi, 119-52
February 9, 2001
This time it was second-ranked Tennessee’s outside shooters who stole the show. Kara Lawson scored 22 points, including five three-pointers, and reserve April McDivitt added 19 points with four three-pointers as the Vols beat Mississippi, 119-52, on Thursday night.
Smithsonian bugs out across U.S.
February 9, 2001
A new Smithsonian Institution exhibit of creepy crawly creatures takes to the road soon in an effort to demystify the often-misunderstood insects for the country’s grade-school students.
Couple’s problems in bed show up outside of bed
February 9, 2001
Would you say that most marital problems are caused by sexual difficulties? No, the opposite is more accurate. Most sexual problems are caused by marital difficulties. Or stated another way, couples who have problems in bed often have bigger problems in the other 23 1/2 hours in the day.
Program targets fallen Catholics
February 9, 2001
Margaret Anderson found herself divorced after 31 years of marriage and living a lifestyle that she wasn’t proud of. Anderson, who was raised Roman Catholic, strayed from the church. Over the next 11 years, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Protestants but no Catholics knocked on the front door of her home in suburban Wentzville and invited her to join their churches.
Chief pays ‘courtesy call’ to pitch casino
Delaware Tribe eyes location in northeast Kansas; commissioners not ready to make a decision
February 9, 2001
By Joy Ludwig An Oklahoma Indian tribe hopes that Leavenworth County is a better match for a casino complex than Douglas County. Chief Dee Ketchum of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, based in Bartlesville, Okla., met Thursday with Leavenworth County commissioners to discuss the proposed project. He called his visit a “courtesy call.”v
Bids on Dole center overstep estimates
KU must try again, redesign or raise more money for former senator’s library
February 9, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Establishment of the Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy at Kansas University ran into another stumbling block Thursday. Bids for the 28,000 square-foot building to be built on West Campus were too high, KU officials said.
Arthritis drug labels judged
February 9, 2001
The arthritis drug Vioxx appears to cause fewer ulcers than the older painkiller naproxen and its label should say so, the government’s scientific advisers decided Thursday in a boon for maker Merck & Co.
City athlete of the week
Martin deBoer, Lawrence High
February 9, 2001
White House routine back to normal
February 9, 2001
Federal authorities weighed what charges to file against an accountant who fired and brandished a handgun outside the White House, as life returned to normal Thursday at the executive mansion.
Spirituality
February 9, 2001
Texas church tacking dot.com onto its name Church Universal selling off Montana properties Lutheran church growing
Lt. Fancy bids ‘Blue’ adieu
James McDaniel leaving popular cop series after eight years on the beat
February 9, 2001
We already know there’s no crying in baseball. But “NYPD Blue” star James McDaniel decided there’d be no weeping at the cop shop during his last day of filming scenes as Lt. Arthur Fancy on the popular, long-running police drama.
Jack Black is back on track
Transition challenging from supporting actor to rising star
February 9, 2001
Jack Black can barely keep his eyes open.
Indiana outlasts Knights in OT
February 9, 2001
DeRon Hayes and Ryan Hoover scored 23 points apiece to lead Indiana to a 111-100 overtime victory over Kansas City in ABA2000 basketball in front of just 1,526 fans on Thursday night in Kemper Arena.
No bias found in network election calls
February 9, 2001
The networks relied on “clearly flawed” methods as they made mistaken early calls in the November election probably affecting races in some states but congressional investigators found no evidence they intentionally misled the nation, a key House member says.
NBA briefs
February 9, 2001
Nelson aims to return Feb. 20 Toronto’s Davis to replace Ratliff Sacramento’s Barry to undergo surgery Nets activate Feick Hornets add James Spurs’ Johnson returns
Celtics thrive under O’Brien
February 9, 2001
Jim O’Brien was Rick Pitino’s loyal lieutenant, an anonymous assistant who ran plays in practice while his boss took center stage at games. O’Brien’s in charge now, his players are the stars and the Boston Celtics are one of the NBA’s hottest teams.
76ers tired heading into break
February 9, 2001
The Philadelphia 76ers have the NBA’s best record and the weariest bodies heading into the All-Star break.
Foundation view
February 9, 2001
Bush cash far exceeds Clinton gifts
February 9, 2001
Oh, if only the Clintons had been bar mitzvahed! Then they’d know: Real friends don’t give gifts. They give cash. How the uber-WASP George W. Bush managed to learn this is a mystery murkier than the Dade County vote count.
Wintry weather sweeps into area
Ice, snow predicted to pack 1-2 punch
February 9, 2001
By Kevin Bates Snowfall should start diminishing by midday today, but not before dumping up to about 4 inches across Lawrence and other parts of northeast Kansas, weather officials said Thursday. And if snow weren’t bad enough, the layer of ice underneath it could make travel treacherous this morning. The ice is the result of freezing rain that preceded the winter storm, which entered overnight.
Security in Athens questioned
February 9, 2001
A former State Department official says the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens could be a “bloody disaster” because the Greek government lacks the political will to crack down on a terrorist group.
Geiberger leads Love
Woods off to slow start at Buick Invitational
February 9, 2001
Brent Geiberger had no reason to believe he would start the Buick Invitational with an 8-under 64. Davis Love III was right behind Thursday, and had no reason to think he would be anywhere else.
Briefly
February 9, 2001
Services planned for student killed in Sunday night wreck Forums to address issues of globalization trend Advance voting opens in Feb. 27 primary election
Curbing workplace violence
February 9, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer Violence by U.S. Postal Service employees has become a standard joke. Workplace violence, however, is hardly a laughing matter and often occurs at work sites unrelated to the postal service.
City primed for ethanol test
Corn commission provides tank, fuel for pilot program
February 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis Fill’er up with corn. Lawrence is participating in a pilot program to test the efficiency of ethanol, a corn-based fuel, in city vehicles. The Kansas Corn Commission has given the city a storage tank, a pump and the fuel to use in three city-owned cars through June.
Superior series
February 9, 2001
Salt Lake begins countdown
Officials start final year of preparations for 2002 Winter Games
February 9, 2001
With a year to go before the 2002 Winter Games, Olympics organizers want to forget about scandals and start having fun.
KU to play it Smart with opening pitcher
Kansas to begin baseball season tonight against TCU in Texas tournament
February 9, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Pitcher Pete Smart will start Kansas University’s first baseball game of the season today. Beyond that, the rotation is far from settled. “We’ll probably start Justin Wilcher on Saturday,” KU coach Bobby Randall said. “So we’ll have two left-handed starters.
Good work
February 9, 2001
Oil options
February 9, 2001
Board compromises on homeless shelter plan
Grant money recommended, but site not endorsed
February 9, 2001
By Joel Mathis The first battle over a proposed new Salvation Army homeless shelter ended in a draw Thursday night. The Housing and Neighborhood Development Advisory Committee voted to recommend the Salvation Army receive $200,000 of federal grant money to clear and prepare a new site for the planned shelter contingent on city approval of the site.
For OSU, maybe now is the time to move on
February 9, 2001
By Chuck Woodling My next-door neighbor drove up to the communal mailbox and lowered the window of his SUV as I extracted that day’s mail from my lock-and-key cubbyhole. Terry Haney wanted to talk about the Oklahoma State plane crash. Haney is a native Oklahoman, a dentist attached to the dental clinic at Haskell Indian Nations University, and he asked me if I had known Bill Teegins.
Analysts crunch tax-cut numbers
Benefits rise with income bracket
February 9, 2001
While politicians and policy-makers begin to debate President Bush’s tax cut plan, which was presented Thursday to Congress, many American families have a practical question: What would we get out of it?
Raptors top Denver
Nuggets lose third straight
February 9, 2001
Vince Carter scored 31 points and Keon Clark had 15 and five blocks against his former team as the Toronto Raptors beat the Denver Nuggets 99-92 Thursday night. Nick Van Exel had 25 points and nine assists for the Nuggets, who have lost three straight.
Congress critical of Clinton pardon
February 9, 2001
The Justice Department’s former No. 2 official testified Thursday that he would have tried to stop President Clinton’s controversial pardon of millionaire Marc Rich if he had known the full details of the fugitive financier’s case.
Study raises HIV risk factor among heterosexuals
February 9, 2001
A study of heterosexual couples in Africa concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS virus from a single sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.
Antibiotics losing effectiveness
February 9, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem about a little bug that, oblivious to our airs and accomplishments, would get us in the end.