Archive for Sunday, February 11, 2001

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Gas explosion ‘warnings’ disputed
February 11, 2001
Kansas Gas Service and state officials disagree about the extent to which pressurization problems existed in a natural gas cavern before gas geysers erupted here three weeks ago.
AIDS project raises funds with auction, dance
February 11, 2001
By Kevin Bates Catherine Bolton sometimes fears that the public no longer cares about AIDS. Granted, the number of AIDS-related deaths has decreased in the past five years, but Bolton worried that the trend belied the real danger in the minds of most people.
Ramaley resigns Vermont post
Former Kansas University administrator resigns after just 2 1/2 years on job
February 11, 2001
Judith Ramaley, a former Kansas University administrator, resigned Friday as president of the University of Vermont, ending two and a half years in office marked by controversy and deficits.
Douglas County Spelling Bee participants listed
February 11, 2001
Students participating in the Douglas County Spelling Bee contest Saturday.
On the record
February 11, 2001
Birthday Lady’ serves town and many more
February 11, 2001
Every morning, seven days a week, 365 days a year, rain, sleet, snow or blazing heat, Dianne Heinen pulls up in front of the Foley Service gas station in her big white Cadillac. She grabs a bottle of white shoe polish, a plastic bag filled with half-sheets of yellow legal paper and a bucket filled with either water or windshield washer fluid, depending on the season.
Agency hunting for more money
Plan would increase costs of state licenses
February 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Secretary of Wildlife and Parks Steve Williams last week asked lawmakers for increases in hunting and fishing licenses and other permits, saying the agency needed the funding to continue popular outdoors programs.
World Briefs
February 11, 2001
Israel boycotts U.N. mission Thousands rally against neo-Nazis Chechen leader captured in raid
Claudius’ death put to rest
February 11, 2001
In the palaces of ancient Rome, it would have been the perfect crime: The scheming wife of the emperor slips poisonous mushrooms onto the ruler’s plate, causing agonizing pain and ultimately death.
Wolves trailed in contested hunt
February 11, 2001
Trackers set off Saturday to stalk nine wolves roaming outside a protected territory. The hunt was organized after frightened residents complained and was conducted despite the objections of conservationists.
Americans awakening, returning to Vietnam
February 11, 2001
By Bill Snead Saigon, population 7 million, is located in the southern part of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, population 79 million. Hanoi, population one million is the capitol but Saigon is the business capitol and leads the nation in hustle. The saying goes that the north won the war but the south won the economy.
Saigon revisited
Photojournalist documents changes in Vietnam
February 11, 2001
By Bill Snead In the late 1960s, a night landing in Saigon was an adventure. It didn’t matter if you flew Pan Am, Air Vietnam or military, when you approached Tan Son Nhut Airport it was exciting. It was a light show with surround sound.
Navy apologizes to Japan for fishing boat tragedy
Nine onboard ship still missing at sea
February 11, 2001
With hope of finding survivors fading fast, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy rescue teams Saturday scoured the placid waters off Hawaii for nine people who were aboard a Japanese fishing vessel that was struck and sunk Friday by a U.S. submarine practicing a rapid ascent.
Taxing question: Why offer incentives?
February 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Some cities don’t play the giveaway game. Across the Midwest, mid-sized college towns like Lincoln, Neb., and Columbia, Mo., are thriving economically with little or no use of tax abatements to attract businesses. When opponents of tax abatement in Lawrence discuss the issue, though, they often cast their eyes to a nearby neighbor: Overland Park home of nearly two dozen national and regional corporate headquarters.
WSU drops 10th straight
February 11, 2001
Jerome Robinson scored 29 points, including a school-record tying eight three-pointers, in leading Bradley to a 65-57 victory Saturday over Wichita State.
Aggies survive Raiders’ late rally
February 11, 2001
It seemed like deja vu to Texas Tech coach James Dickey as he watched his team come within one point of Texas A&M on a three-point shot by Marcus Shropshire with 10.3 seconds left to play.
Baylor 69, Nebraska 58 Minor leads BU past Cornhuskers
February 11, 2001
Baylor’s DeMarcus Minor knew his team needed a lift. The Bears had just allowed Nebraska to overcome a 12-point lead and pull within a shot of tying the game.
Mosely, Buffs clip Wildcats
February 11, 2001
If this is the reward for patience, Jamahl Mosely will take it. “I tell you what, it will be a better trip going home than it was coming,” Mosely said Saturday, after his 15 points and eight rebounds helped Colorado beat Kansas State 70-63.
Sooners hand ‘Horns rare home loss
February 11, 2001
Oklahoma surprised Texas with another rout. During last football season, the Sooners beat the Longhorns 63-14 on their way to the national championship.
Sonics’ Mason slam-dunk champ
Utah’s Stevenson, Charlotte’s Davis defeated in final round
February 11, 2001
Bad day for Generation H with the H standing for headband. Bad night, too. Desmond Mason of the Seattle SuperSonics won the slam dunk contest at All-Star Saturday night when Baron Davis of the Charlotte Hornets couldn’t make his final attempt while using a doctored headband as a blindfold.
Gruber takes third at ISU track meet
February 11, 2001
Kansas senior Charlie Gruber placed third in the mile at the ISU Classic on Saturday. Gruber finished in 4:02.11, his second best time of the season.
Indiana tops KU netters
February 11, 2001
No. 24 Indiana won four singles matches and two doubles matches to upend Kansas, 5-2, in men’s tennis on Saturday.
Jayhawk women win at Jayhawk Classic
February 11, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team won twice Saturday at Jayhawk Classic at Alvamar.
Wichita parole worker fired for error
February 11, 2001
Californians expend mental energy to offer solutions to utility crisis
February 11, 2001
Attention Gov. Gray Davis: Want to rescue California from the energy crisis? Nix the decorative lights on the Golden Gate Bridge, end all television shows at midnight and put the kibosh on any new theme parks.
Tribes press land claims as casino interest grows
February 11, 2001
The Miami Indians hunted and fished this vast expanse of farm fields and former prairie in the Wabash River valley until white settlers pressed them west in the 19th century. Their descendants, now living on a reservation in Oklahoma, want their homelands back.
Big fifth inning keys Jayhawks
Klocksien’s double lifts Kansas past Southwest Texas, 9-3
February 11, 2001
Third baseman Ryan Klocksien’s two-run double highlighted a five-run fifth inning that carried Kansas to a 9-3 win over Southwest Texas State on Saturday in the Express Classic baseball tournament.
Love alone at top in Buick golf
Woods two shots back after firing third-round 67
February 11, 2001
Davis Love III didn’t get much out of his round Saturday except the one thing that mattered at the end of the day the lead in the Buick Invitational.
Oklahoma State players could use ‘a lot of rest,’ Sutton concedes
February 11, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Everybody knows 10 people associated with Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball program perished in a plane crash two weeks ago in eastern Colorado. What nobody knows is the toll the tragedy has taken on the Cowboys’ players. Saturday afternoon’s 77-61 loss to Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse provided a clue, though.
Jayhawks meet challenge
Even without injured Gooden, KU good enough to pop ‘Pokes
February 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s men’s basketball players nearly choked on their steak and eggs at Saturday morning’s pre-game meal. Sophomore forward Drew Gooden, who practiced on Friday with his sprained right wrist lightly taped, walked into the cafeteria 10 minutes late at 11:10 a.m. with a blue cast on his aching wrist.
New garden magazine to be launched in April
February 11, 2001
Thomas Cooper, the editor of Horticulture for more than 20 years, has left the publication to launch a new magazine with the owner of the Litchfield, Conn.-based mail-order nursery White Flower Farm.
Proper care can help Valentine roses last longer
February 11, 2001
By Bruce Chladny With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, loved ones are in a desperate search for that perfect gift of love. One popular expression of affection is a beautiful bouquet of freshly cut flowers.
NHL briefs
February 11, 2001
Lemieux bothered again by back pain Sharks appeal Nolan’s suspension Blues’ Demitra is cut by skate
Dance concert embraces jazz, tap and ballet
February 11, 2001
By Jan Biles At some point, a dancer has to get on-stage. That’s the impetus behind the “LAC Dancers Present ” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.
Getting the facts right
Picoult investigates ghosts, open-heart surgery
February 11, 2001
Jodi Picoult was swathed in black from head to foot. She looked like a ninja as she headed for an abandoned mental institution in Rhode Island. There, on a dark winter night, the author watched investigators test for paranormal activity with an infrared camera.
Trends
February 11, 2001
A new look for under $100 Warming up in a safe way Light housekeeping
Travel briefs
February 11, 2001
Wild West to mark Buffalo Bill Cody Seattle suburb joins animal art craze Disney World pulls plug on electrical parade
Eighth Street Jazz in line for music video
February 11, 2001
By Jan Biles The Eighth Street Jazz Dance Company may be appearing in a music video. The company, made up of about 15 dancers ranging in age from 14 to 17, has been asked to take part in a rockumentary for the band The Green Room, according to director Monica Gerrek.
Edison: A true American hero
February 11, 2001
Today is Thomas A. Edison’s birthday. When we were in grade school we learned about Feb. 11, to us one of the big February birthdays, and the boys who were my friends joined me in admiration of Edison.
New rates to appear on postage
February 11, 2001
Now that the U.S. Postal Service has raised postal rates, it is playing catch-up by releasing denominated stamps.
Electronics held in check
Online payments draw interest, but written forms still rule
February 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan No matter how many check cards, Internet banks or online bill-payment systems financiers come up with, there’s still no killing off traditional written forms when it comes to authorizing withdrawals from an account.
Making a killing
February 11, 2001
Readers share the whole story on body parts
February 11, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald Get out the cocktail wieners and settle back for a pleasant “read,” because it’s time for our fun feature, “Body Parts Making the News.”
Mideast peace takes a step backward
February 11, 2001
By James Klurfield Newsday The overwhelming election of Ariel Sharon, the most militant prime minister in Israel’s history, is a reaction to a fundamental violation of the 1993 Oslo Accords by Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority.
Democrats search for direction
February 11, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The disarray so evident among Democrats in these first weeks of the Bush presidency is the result of their not knowing where they are or who they are. While George W. Bush advances his own agenda and pushes his outreach to the opposition, the Democrats are struggling to find their footing.
Silence feeds spread of AIDS
February 11, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr Miami Herald A small story. The government of South Africa, it said, will soon begin testing pregnant women for HIV. Those who test positive will receive treatment and a supply of baby formula so they don’t pass the virus to their newborns through breastmilk.
Trybom
February 11, 2001
French services
February 11, 2001
College towns vary in degrees of tax breaks
February 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Kathleen Walsh couldn’t stifle a giggle when asked whether the city of Boulder, Colo., gives tax abatements. “You mean for people to come here and do business?” asked Walsh, a tax assistant of 20 years with the city that is home to the University of Colorado. “We can’t keep them out.”
Reader: There’s nothing wrong with cheating on your wife
February 11, 2001
Death doesn’t always mean alimony stops
February 11, 2001
Wooden, Krivoshia boost Firebirds
Free State finishes strong in 57-38 win
February 11, 2001
By Kelly Rathbun Journal-World Sports Writer In a nearly silent gym on Saturday afternoon, Free State clobbered Shawnee Mission North, 57-38, in boys basketball. Sophomore Keith Wooden scored 21 points and senior Pat Krivoshia 20 for the Firebirds, who were playing a make-up game at the same time as the Kansas University-Oklahoma State men’s game across town.
Kimberly Matthews
February 11, 2001
Patton, Hauber lead Lions
Free State’s Stevens takes second at 189 pounds
February 11, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Lawrence High wrestlers Sean Patton and Jeff Hauber realized on Saturday that mere seconds can be the difference between first and second. Tied in the closing seconds of their Sunflower League championship matches, both Lion seniors were taken down just before the final buzzer sounded.
Penguins rally past New Jersey
Kovalev’s overtime goal lifts Pittsburgh to 5-4 victory
February 11, 2001
Alexei Kovalev scored 18 seconds into overtime for his second hat trick in as many games and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from three goals down to beat New Jersey 5-4 Saturday.
Southwest Junior student spells her way to Topeka
13-year-old buys dictionary, wins county competition with ‘allegory’ and ‘linguist’
February 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Sarah Elbayoumy bought a dictionary last week. A big dictionary. The eighth-grader at Southwest Junior High School knew this would be the last year she could qualify for the state spelling bee, and she was going to pull out all the stops.
Las Vegas to preserve past
Company restores signs for one-of-a-kind museum
February 11, 2001
The rust has taken over now, fading the old red and yellow casino sign. Broken tubes that had once formed bright beams of neon are remnants of an era long past.
NBC loses feed
February 11, 2001
A power generator problem with an NBC truck at the Los Angeles Coliseum caused TV viewers to miss most of the first quarter of Saturday night’s Los Angeles Xtreme home debut against the Chicago Enforcers.
The motley fool
February 11, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Taxing questions
Be clear about intent during search for financial adviser
February 11, 2001
How do you find the right financial consultant to entrust your money to with peace of mind? I’d start by sitting down with pad and pen and listing your reasons for hiring a pro. Do you want someone to really take over or just to give you a little guidance now and then?
Military issues on Bush agenda for Week 4 in office
February 11, 2001
President Bush used his weekly radio address Saturday to reaffirm his commitment to the military, which was a staple of his campaign but was questioned by some Republican lawmakers last week after he refused to seek immediate Pentagon spending increases.
Space station has rendezvous with Destiny
Astronauts install laboratory that is ‘crown jewel’ of complex
February 11, 2001
With anxiety running high every step of the way, space shuttle Atlantis’ astronauts on Saturday installed the $1.4 billion Destiny laboratory on the international space station.
Tigers need overtime to subdue KU, 89-84
February 11, 2001
Missouri rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 11/2 minutes of regulation and claimed an 89-84 overtime victory over Kansas in Big 12 women’s basketball Saturday at Hearnes Center.
Russian ballet dancers feel lucky to be on tour
February 11, 2001
The Radchenko family is quite modest despite their talent and success. Sergei, the father, is the founder and artistic director of the Moscow Festival Ballet, which recently performed “Giselle” before a sold-out crowd at the Lied Center.
Marine Band quintet, Harvey Pittel quartet headline music workshop
February 11, 2001
Performances by the U.S. Marine Band Woodwind Quintet, the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet and the Kansas Brass Quintet are among the highlights of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors’ two-conference Friday and Saturday at Kansas University.
Candidates outline priorities for schools
February 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter One candidate for Lawrence school board says the district must tap unusual sources to supplement the budget. Another challenger thinks the most significant issue before the board is putting an end to top-down management, while another says the education of students unlikely to attend college is of primary concern.
Xtreme overpower Chicago, 39-32; Orlando downs Demons
February 11, 2001
A hot tub brimming with bikini-clad women, a lifeguard stand on a patch of sand and a party tent just beyond the end zone: Pro football returned to Los Angeles on Saturday night, but it obviously wasn’t the NFL.
CHICKADEE CHECKOFF
February 11, 2001
Pratt — Tax time is just around the corner, and for Kansas wildlife enthusiasts, it’s time to give a portion back to nature. For 17 years, the Chickadee Checkoff Program has been at the forefront of endangered species protection, reintroductions and wildlife viewing programs in Kansas.
S BEST SCHOOL SPELLERS LISTED
February 11, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Students participating in the Douglas County Spelling Bee contest Saturday:
2-11 KOVELS PRICES
February 11, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
KANSAS-SOUTHWEST TEXAS BOX
February 11, 2001
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FREE STATE SMNORTH BOX
February 11, 2001
Free State 57, Shawnee Mission North 38 SM NORTH (38)
KANSAS BASEBALL PLUNKS SW TEXAS
February 11, 2001
J-W Staff Report Round Rock, Texas — Third baseman Ryan Klocksien’s two-run double highlighted a five-run fifth inning that carried Kansas to a 9-3 win over Southwest Texas State on Saturday in the Express Classic baseball tournament.
Musical generation gap more like a chasm
February 11, 2001
I was standing in line at the coffee shop. The music was turned down so low that I couldn’t hear the words. But the voice was unmistakable, Cat Stevens.
Arts notes
February 11, 2001
Graphic designers to speak at Spencer KC Ballet to perform Balanchine works
THREE CITY WRESTLERS PLACE SECOND AT LEAGUE
February 11, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Lawrence High wrestlers Sean Patton and Jeff Hauber realized on Saturday that mere seconds can be the difference between first and second.
District eyes textbook fee hike
Plan would raise cost by 35 percent over three years
February 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter A proposal under consideration by the Lawrence public school district would raise student textbook fees by 35 percent over three years. In addition, the plan calls for $1 million to be drawn during those years from the district’s operating budget to help meet anticipated demand for new textbooks.
Elliott claims pole for Daytona 500
February 11, 2001
Dodge Different. The car manufacturer’s slogan became reality Saturday when NASCAR’s newest entry, led by pole-winner Bill Elliott, debuted with an impressive showing in qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Arts notes
February 11, 2001
‘Imagination Workshop’ spoofs news events Wilson, d’Angelo headline jazz fest KU bands to perform Wednesday night C.S. Lewis focus of author’s talk
Figural vases good fit for novices
February 11, 2001
Figural containers have fascinated collectors for hundreds of years. There were 18th-century perfume bottles shaped like women, 19th-century whiskey jugs in the form of judges and politicians and 20th-century lady-head vases.
Book capsules
February 11, 2001
Protect and Defend The Adversary
A different drummer
Japanese musicians driven by spirit, not fame
February 11, 2001
By Jan Biles In Western culture, the success of performance art is often measured by box-office totals or the number of celebrities listed in the cast. In Eastern culture, a performance’s worth is calculated in simpler and more spiritual terms. Such is the case with the Kodo Drummers, a 17-member percussion group from Sado Island in the Sea of Japan that will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Lied Center.
Horoscopes
February 11, 2001
2-11 KODO DRUMMERS BOX
February 11, 2001
In a heart beat What: Kodo Drummers.
Natural gas exploration lacks investors, workers
Many left industry during difficult times
February 11, 2001
Danny Biggs has spent most of his life working in the oil and gas fields of Kansas. Like others in the business, he’s cautious when it comes to digging new wells.
Young adults in Lawrence hungry for taste of ‘Real World’
February 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Hillary Self wanted to be on “The Real World” real bad. Self drove from southwest Oklahoma to Lawrence to audition for the MTV show, which held an open casting call Saturday. Two hours from Lawrence, the windshield wipers on Self’s car froze, and she drove the rest of the way with her head out the window so she could see.
Eminem to perform with Sir Elton at Grammy Awards
February 11, 2001
Eminem, the hugely popular rapper often denounced as homophobic, will perform a duet at the Grammy Awards this month with Elton John, a champion of many gay causes.
Academy studies its choices
Oscar field takes shape with nominations due Tuesday
February 11, 2001
From ancient warriors to modern crusaders, historical hedonists to latter-day sensualists, Hollywood is about to pare down the list of invitees to its biggest bash.
Chenowith relieved to play well
February 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore Eric Chenowith decided to let his actions do the talking on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. “If I say stupid things in the paper, then come out and play bad … gosh it’d make me feel so bad,” Chenowith said.
KU’s Gooden stunned to sit out
Sophomore forward thought ailing right wrist had improved during week
February 11, 2001
By Levi Chronister Even though he didn’t play against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Drew Gooden had a busy day. Kansas University’s 6-foot-10 sophomore forward received an early wake-up call from coach Roy Williams, visited a doctor, had X-rays taken and watched as a cast was placed on his sprained right wrist.
Series praised
February 11, 2001
Another look
February 11, 2001
J-W Editorial As Lawrence looks at the possibility of consolidating local elementary schools, it should focus less on what it would lose in terms of buildings and more on what it could gain for students.
Northwestern stuns Hawkeyes
February 11, 2001
Northwestern coach Bill Carmody had only been here for 10 of the losses, and he was already sick of hearing about “the streak.”
People
February 11, 2001
High note in real estate Credit comes due Mistaken identity Tall tales
Shuckahosee services
February 11, 2001
Vols rolling along without Catchings
February 11, 2001
About the last thing anyone expected from Tennessee’s once the Vols lost last year’s national Player of the Year, forward Tamika Catchings, to a torn ACL was for the team to get better.
Buffs blast Huskers
Cyclones blow past Kansas State with 25-0 run
February 11, 2001
Colorado came away with a rare road victory at Nebraska after losing to the Cornhuskers on its last three visits. “This has been a tough place for us to play,” coach Ceal Barry said after her 19th-ranked Buffaloes beat Nebraska 81-65 on Saturday. “The crowd always gets involved.”
Promising plants
Shapes, colors add dimension to gardens
February 11, 2001
By Carol Boncella Over the years, gardeners have fallen in and out of love with many flowers. We seek out new colors, new shapes, better disease resistance and increased drought tolerance. Our infatuation with a specimen becomes love when the plant lives up to its promise.
KU officials to help dedicate Murphy Hall project
February 11, 2001
From Frasier to Budig to Bailey to Anschutz halls, Kansas University is known for its historic red-roofed buildings. The latest entry into this architectural collection the Murphy Hall addition and renovation will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Crafton-Preyer Theatre.
National briefs
February 11, 2001
McVeigh wants execution broadcast on television Music fans flock to Napster Earthquakes rattle state Kissinger takes college post
Sports fans are stretching limits
Distasteful behavior becoming all too common at college, pro events
February 11, 2001
It was reported not long ago that Fox television executives had decided to trash the shockumentaries that made their network so infamous. You know, shows like When Animals Attack and World’s Scariest Police Chases.
Salami fat: What’s love got to do with it?
February 11, 2001
By Marsha Henry Goff “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,” wrote Elizabeth Barrett Browning in “Sonnets to the Portuguese.” “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height ” Easy for her to say especially after Robert Browning swept her off her invalid’s couch and transformed her into a mountain climber and intrepid traveler.
Being a flirt has paid off for Spiegel
February 11, 2001
By Jan Biles Jill Spiegel is a big flirt and she wants everyone to know it. After all, that’s how she makes a living. Spiegel’s flirting ability is what has landed her on the “Today Show,” “Oprah” and “Politically Incorrect,” laid the groundwork for her motivational firm and inspired her three books, “Flirting for Success,” “Flirting with Spirituality” and “The Pocket Pep Talk.”
Briefcase
February 11, 2001
Rumpled attire out, natty threads in Online shopping builds Name that company
2-11 FLIRTING
February 11, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Jill Spiegel is a big flirt — and she wants everyone to know it.
Briefs
February 11, 2001
Briefly
February 11, 2001
Three killed on icy roads Public works organization honors Lawrence project KU journalism student wins national scholarship Lawrence native to appear on television game show