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Kansas gets waxed by Baylor: 85-77
February 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 10:29 p.m.) What must rank up there as one of the biggest comebacks in Kansas basketball history has gone for naught. Baylor hit the first shot of the second half to take a 27 point lead. With 11:30 to go, KU cut the lead to 19—to within four points five minutes later. That same four point lead was still there with 10.9 seconds left. In the end, the Jayhawks lost their third Big Monday game in a row.
Appeals court: Napster must stop trading in copyrighted material
February 12, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:33 p.m.) Napster must stop allowing the millions of music fans who use its free Internet-based service to share copyrighted material, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Oread Inc. slashes jobs
Lawrence-based company to seek bankruptcy protection
February 12, 2001
(Updated Friday at 4:50 p.m.) By Mark Fagan Lawrence-based Oread Inc. is slashing staff and telling employees to pack up their things as the company prepares to file for bankruptcy protection.
Iverson named MVP
Philadelphia guard finishes with 25 points
February 12, 2001
Allen Iverson had an answer for everything the West threw at the East in the NBA All-Star game. Slashing through the lane from all angles, keeping defenders honest with an occasional jumper, and providing pinpoint assists, Iverson led the charge as the Eastern Conference erased a 21-point deficit to beat the West 111-110 Sunday.
Stars rally for tie
Coyotes clip Blackhawks
February 12, 2001
Sergei Zubov scored Dallas’ third power-play goal of the game with 11:36 left in regulation as the Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 3-3 tie with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.
Bud Shootout
Stewart wins at Daytona
February 12, 2001
Daytona needed a competitive race, and got it in Sunday’s Budweiser Shootout. Tony Stewart outdueled Dale Earnhardt at the head of a 14-car pack to win the made-for-TV race for last year’s NASCAR pole-winners.
Concerts for Young’ attempting comeback
February 12, 2001
By Jan Biles A group of Lawrence music lovers are spearheading an effort to rejuvenate Concerts for Young People Inc., a nonprofit organization that has provided musical enrichment programs in Lawrence schools for three decades.
Nation Briefs
February 12, 2001
Florida: Astronauts enter space lab Florida: Confederate flag retired New York City: Clinton speech ‘a mistak Iowa: Powerball jackpot rises
Kansas or bust!
Abe’s trip to Kansas little noted, long remembered
February 12, 2001
A year before he was elected president, Abraham Lincoln made his one and only visit to Kansas. At the time, Dec. 1859, he seemed like just another politician aspiring to the nation’s highest office.
Laptop Security
The devices are portable, powerful and easy to pilfer
February 12, 2001
It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where your laptop is? Unfortunately for more and more of us, the answer is no. That’s because the theft of such pricey portable computers is surging dramatically across the country. While other property crimes are falling, police departments are finding themselves in the grip of a growing wave of laptop snatching from workplaces, homes, hotel rooms, airports, cars, hospitals, dorm rooms and libraries coast to coast.
Gooden, Kinsey expect family in Waco
Kansas Basketball Notebook
February 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas freshman Mario Kinsey and sophomore Drew Gooden figure to have cheering sections at tonight’s KU-Baylor men’s basketball game at Ferrell Center. Kinsey, KU’s 6-foot-2 freshman football quarterback/basketball point guard, was born and raised in Waco and attended LaVega High.
Tom 25 Women’s Roundup
Stiles scores 25 in romp
February 12, 2001
Jackie Stiles, the nation’s leading scorer, was held to 25 points Sunday, but No. 15 Southwest Missouri State still defeated the University of Evansville 91-65.
School board candidates talk consolidation
February 12, 2001
By Tim Carpenter While 10 city commission candidates bolted Sunday from Lawrence Municipal Airport after trying to impress voters, candidate Mark Lehmann stuck around to ask board of education candidates about the future of elementary schools with dwindling enrollments.
Was it Gordon or was it Evernham?
Current Dodge success, last year’s slippage lead to speculation crew chief’s role was underrated
February 12, 2001
Ray Evernham is on the pole at Daytona. Jeff Gordon is not. Not that this answers the age-old racing question Which came first the driver or the crew chief? but an extremely strong case supporting the latter is starting to take shape.
KU to face improving Bears
February 12, 2001
By Gary Bedore Once abysmal, Baylor University basketball is better under coach Dave Bliss. Just three seasons ago, the Bad News Bears went 6-24 overall 0-16 in the Big 12 necessitating the firing of coach Harry Miller, who went 56-87 in five seasons.
East stars stun West
MVP Iverson sparks comeback in 111-110 win
February 12, 2001
A stunning fourth-quarter comeback led by Allen Iverson. A thrilling final-minute shootout between Stephon Marbury and Kobe Bryant. The ball in Bryant’s hands for the last shot. A pass that no one expected. A last-second miss. A postgame celebration worthy of June.
Safety scores
February 12, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Although Kansas has laws requiring child safety seats and other safety restraints, the state didn’t score well on a national assessment.
Tragedy still haunts county
Husband trying to recover from injuries, loss of his wife
February 12, 2001
By Mike Belt More than three months after he suffered a severe beating at the hands of intruders in his Ottawa home, Howard Johnson continues on a long road to recovery. “He’s recovering satisfactorily physically,” said Linda Wisely, a close friend. “Now he’s mourning the death of his wife.”
Lawrence Briefs
February 12, 2001
School board forum set for candidates Local architects honored for county jail design KU professor wins EPA grant to study chemical emissions Worlds of Fun schedules auditions
Tony wants a gift registry
February 12, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate Hiya, hiya, hiya. Is everybody having a good time? Is everybody ready to laugh? Put on your party hats, here comes Mr. Tony.
Lawrence City Commission
February 12, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City hall, 6 E. Sixth St.
Mary Lance
February 12, 2001
KU alumnus Mike Robe directs TV movie
February 12, 2001
By Jan Biles Kansas University alumnus and movie director Mike Robe thinks reality shows like “Survivor,” “Temptation Island” and “The Mole” are akin to tabloid newspapers that “get old and stale very quickly.”
Rancik, Tinsley key ISU
Cyclones club short-handed Missouri, 72-64
February 12, 2001
Even without its two best players, Missouri proved to be a handful for No. 12 Iowa State. Iowa State needed Jamaal Tinsley’s strong play down the stretch to turn back the short-handed Tigers, 72-64, Sunday and stay in first place in the Big 12, a half-game in front of Kansas.
Unmanned spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid
February 12, 2001
The NEAR spacecraft touched down on the barren, rocky surface of Eros, successfully completing history’s first landing on an asteroid.
Free State invades SM West
February 12, 2001
Free State has won two of its past three, including Saturday’s 57-38 victory over SM North. At 7-9, the Firebirds have the same record after 16 games as they did last season before qualifying for the Class 6A state tournament.
LHS hosts Olathe East
February 12, 2001
It’s the regular-season home finale for LHS. Lawrence’s six seniors Martin deBoer, Terrelle Johnson, Devin McAnderson, Mark Frederick, C.J. Kie and Grant Van Blacirum will be recognized before tipoff
Business Briefcase
February 12, 2001
Internet: Web sites provide tax information Automobiles: Stovall answers consumer concerns
On the money - Online real estate tips
February 12, 2001
With interest rates on the way down, it may be a good time once again to explore buying a new home or putting your existing abode up for sale. If you are interested in jumping into the real estate market soon, there are several Web sites that can bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of buying or selling residential property.
Disability insurance overlooked
For many, largest financial asset is the ability to earn a living
February 12, 2001
Families often consider life insurance as necessary as a sound roof when it comes to protecting them from the harsh winds of fate, especially when children are small. Primary bread earners want assurance that if the worst happens, the house will be paid for and children can go to college.
Sites offer ways to store documents online
February 12, 2001
Did you know you can store stuff online? A bunch of Web sites offer free storage of almost anything that can be reduced to a computer file, including documents, music and pictures. The idea is that you can get at your important recipes, listen to your own music, or share the family photo album from anywhere. It also can take a load off your hard drive.
Makers pin sales to smarter toys
Poo-Chi gets some robotic playmates, but how well do they work?
February 12, 2001
Poo-Chi is soon to be hist-o-ri. A new generation of electronic pets, that made its debut Sunday at the American International Toy Fair, are making last year’s models look like windup toys.
Don’t dial a wrong number when shopping for phones
February 12, 2001
By Dave Toplikar All it cost me was an order of “chicken fingers,” some curly fries and a Sprite. That’s what it took to get a teen-age telephone pro’s advice on what I should do to replace the old battered beige phone in my basement. The old wall phone was installed more than five years ago when I had a phone line placed downstairs. It wasn’t much to look at just a basic AT&T unit with a long cord and buttons on the handset.
Experts give advice on portable PC protection
February 12, 2001
Here are some ways to keep tabs on your portable computer:
Newman triumphs in opener
February 12, 2001
Ryan Newman, car owner Roger Penske’s designated star of the future, won for the fourth time in six career starts on the ARCA circuit, taking the season-opening Discount Auto Parts 200 Sunday.
NASCAR impounds four cars for tests
February 12, 2001
NASCAR impounded four cars for wind tunnel tests following the Budweiser Shootout on Sunday. Shootout winner Tony Stewart had his Pontiac taken away, as did runner-up Dale Earnhardt (Chevrolet), third-place Rusty Wallace (Ford) and 12th-place Bill Elliott (Dodge), the pole winner for next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Young players defend new generation
February 12, 2001
After leading the East to a comeback victory in the All-Star game, Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury defended the new generation.
KU blanks Saint Louis
February 12, 2001
Kansas completed a 3-0 run in the Jayhawk Classic with a 4-0 women’s tennis victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at Alvamar. On Saturday at the tournament, KU beat Louisiana-Monroe and Drake.
Top 25 Men’s Roundup
No. 3 Blue Devils crush North Carolina State, 101-75
February 12, 2001
Duke has decided to start laying the groundwork for a solid foundation in the NCAA tournament now.
Bolts dump Hitmen, 19-12
Outlaws whack Maniax
February 12, 2001
Winter hit the XFL, and the weather beat up the new league and its fans. Freezing temperatures and 22 mph wind that made it feel like 6 degrees and that was at the start of the game sent most of the 36,458 fans at the New York-New Jersey Hitmen’s home opener to the exits early Sunday night.
Switzerland ousts United States, 3-2
Young U.S. players struggling
February 12, 2001
Picking up where his older brother left off, Patrick McEnroe discovered the perils of playing Davis Cup tennis without his country’s best players. The United States was eliminated from the opening round of the showcase event Sunday for the first time since 1993, losing 3-2 to Switzerland in McEnroe’s first series since being appointed captain in December.
Mickelson wins Buick playoff
Golfer claims improbable victory over Lickliter
February 12, 2001
Phil Mickelson claimed a wild playoff victory Sunday in the Buick Invitational. He had to hit three tee shots on the third playoff hole, and the only one that found the fairway didn’t count. He wound up winning with a double bogey, but only after Frank Lickliter went from likely winner to shocking loser with a three-putt from 12 feet.
Jayhawks rally to beat Niners
February 12, 2001
Casey Spanish hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning Sunday to rally Kansas University’s baseball team to a 5-2 victory over UNC Charlotte on the final day of the Express Classic.
To the stars’ not a difficulty in budgeting state spending plans
February 12, 2001
The state’s motto is “Ad astra per aspera,” or “To the stars through difficulties.” The state budget has been on the same path since Kansas joined the Union.
School finance debate constrained by budget
Some legislators say tax increase a possibility
February 12, 2001
As they begin working on school finance bills this week, legislators likely will stick close to Gov. Bill Graves’ proposed education budget, say House and Senate leaders. There is ample desire to increase school funding and accountability.
Area not ‘poor’
February 12, 2001
Shelter plan
February 12, 2001
Flawed proposal
February 12, 2001
Arts help build social capital
February 12, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group Much as I hate to say so, a news story is never going to move you like a piece of art will.
Put Bush plan into perspective
February 12, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group George W. Bush is a conservative who seems there is no accounting for taste to like people. Which is one reason he has confounded post-Florida predictions by producing a honeymoon.
Another lawsuit filed by ex-sheriff’s employee
February 12, 2001
Yet another lawsuit has been filed by a former employee of ousted Shawnee County sheriff Dave Meneley. Former Sgt. Frank Good is seeking more than $16 million in damages from the county, county officials and deputies. He was fired in April and acquitted of perjury charges in June.
Paul Ray
February 12, 2001
Energy planning
February 12, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
February 12, 2001
Loren Stephens
February 12, 2001
Mildred Kirk
February 12, 2001
On the record
February 12, 2001
Check up on personal situation before worrying about estate tax
February 12, 2001
Congress wants to end the federal estate tax. That’s the tax paid when children and others inherit a large amount of money. President Clinton vetoed repeal, saying it was merely a special break for the rich. President Bush favors repeal or at least a big reduction in the tax, so conditions currently favor a reduction, at the very least.
Kansas prairies may hold clues to global climate change
February 12, 2001
Grasslands could provide the best early warning signs of projected global climate changes, according to research conducted by two Kansas State University biologists. The findings of biology professor Alan K. Knapp and doctoral student Melinda Smith appeared in the Jan. 19 issue of the journal Science.
City hopefuls debate tax breaks
Candidates disagree about commission’s policy on abatements
February 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis With the single-family zoning issue seemingly on its way to resolution, city commission candidates turned their eyes to a different topic Sunday: tax abatements. Eleven of the 12 city commission candidates were on hand at the Lawrence Municipal Airport for a forum sponsored by the Douglas County Republican Women. Kevin Polian was the lone absent candidate.
Pools should open in June
Construction crews finishing up recreation area, beginning parking lot work
February 12, 2001
By Joel Mathis It looks like the only thing the city’s new indoor aquatic center needs to start business is water. Lots of it. Officials say they’re close to completing construction on the main part of the building, which is adjacent to Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Attorney advises against paternity test for older children
February 12, 2001
Horoscopes
February 12, 2001
World Briefs
February 12, 2001
Havana: Fire guts AP bureau Croatia: Crowd protests war-crime probe New York City: Book links IBM, Hitler
Impeachment suggested over pardon
February 12, 2001
Former President Clinton could face a fresh impeachment inquiry as a result of his last-minute pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, a senior Republican said Sunday. Sen. Arlen Specter, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and a former Philadelphia prosecutor, did not specify what specific charges Clinton might face.
Family accused of theft from widow
February 12, 2001
Prosecutors say an Overland Park widow’s mental illness made it difficult for her to control the millions of dollars her husband left her, so she gave thousands to a family from Cass County, Mo.
People
February 12, 2001
Family members await search outcome
February 12, 2001
Relatives of the Japanese fishermen and students missing after their ship was rammed and sunk by a U.S. submarine brought their vigil to Hawaii on Sunday as rescuers continued searching for their loved ones.
New batteries could give marketing extra power
February 12, 2001
What if the next time you walked into a music store, a compact disc sang to you? Or you reached for some beauty cream at the department store and the package began to glow, enticing you with a tiny video invitation to rediscover lost youth?
Planners propose proposal ideas
February 12, 2001
Envision this: A couple goes to a seaside restaurant for dinner. Their table isn’t ready just yet, so they take a walk on the beach. The sun is setting. As they stroll around a bend, they see a violinist standing beside a candlelit dinner for two. Shocked, the woman turns to find her boyfriend on bended knee, a ring in his outstretched hand.
Welfare plan proposes marriage
February 12, 2001
Conservatives who successfully argued that the nation’s welfare system must aggressively push poor people into jobs are preparing to push something more personal: marriage.
Demolition project leaves artist with only the clothes on his back
February 12, 2001
Inside a defunct department store in the heart of London’s shopping district, dozens of yellow bins move slowly along conveyor belts toward the mouth a gigantic blue machine. Workers in jumpsuits systematically catalogue and weigh the contents of each one.
Inside Edition’ hits big 4-0-0-0
With 4,000 episodes, newsmagazine grows beyond tabloid reputation
February 12, 2001
On Valentine’s Day, “Inside Edition” marks its 4,000th broadcast. That’s a long time. When “Inside Edition” started in January 1989, the first Bush presidency was also premiering.
Possible contenders spreading wealth
February 12, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state’s most likely gubernatorial candidates have consistently declined to talk publicly about running in 2002. But their money is talking for them. Republicans Kent Glasscock, Gary Sherrer and Todd Tiahrt, and Democrat Kathleen Sebelius have collected and spent thousands of dollars from special war chests.
Nine score and 12 years ago today
President’s passion for saving union consecrated in historian’s work
February 12, 2001
By Dave Ranney Abraham Lincoln forever will be known as the president who freed the slaves. And rightly so. But a prize-winning history professor at Kansas University says Lincoln’s fight to save the Union deserves equal billing.
Napster must face the music today
Appellate court decision long-awaited by industry, music fans
February 12, 2001
Major record labels hope today’s long-awaited appellate court ruling in their case against Napster Inc. will force millions of computer users to pay for music the online music swapping service has allowed them to get for free.
Super Bowl coverage included fans
Critics say super security surveillance bordered on intrusion
February 12, 2001
Super Bowl, or Snooper Bowl? As 100,000 fans stepped through the turnstiles at Super Bowl XXXV, a camera snapped their image and matched it against a computerized police lineup of known criminals, from pickpockets to international terrorists.
Genome map may lead to discrimination, experts fear
February 12, 2001
Mapping the human genome opens a new era for medical science and a new frontier for potential discrimination. New genetic research may make it possible to identify an individual’s lifetime risk of cancer, heart attack and other diseases. Experts worry that this information could be used to discriminate in hiring, promotions or insurance.
Hannibal’ has killer debut, sets box office record
February 12, 2001
Hannibal Lecter made mincemeat of the competition and the record book. The grisly “Hannibal,” sequel to “The Silence of the Lambs,” debuted with a colossal $58 million in its first three days. It grossed more than the next 15 movies combined, according to industry estimates Sunday, and easily beat the $34.7 million record for a February opening set by “Scream 3” last year.
Briefly
February 12, 2001
KU alumnus’ new movie follows lives of real people Cooperation: County, LMH to forge dealon sexual assault evidence Financial aid: EPA to answer questions about small-grant applications Medical center: Cardiology program opening at KU MedWest Kansas University: Basketball team to help Special Olympics athletes
DeSoto school district building to control growth
February 12, 2001
By Joy Ludwig For every 100 homes built near here, school officials expect to see about 62 new students each year. To accommodate the growth, during the last five years the district has built three new elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, and has expanded others. An additional elementary school will open in the fall of 2002.