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Freezing rain in the forecast
February 14, 2001
(Web Posted Wednesday at 2:33 p.m.) Be careful on your drive home this evening freezing rain this afternoon could cause some slick roadways.
Evolution restored: Board approves new science standards
February 14, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 11:03 a.m.) Evolution has been restored as a central theory in Kansas’ science curriculum, ending a debate that subjected the state to international ridicule over the teachings of the origins of man.
Roommate limits win official nod from commission
February 14, 2001
By Joel Mathis After months of debate, Lawrence city commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve the actual ordinance that will bar more than three unrelated people living in homes zoned for single-families.
E. E. Goodrich
February 14, 2001
Farm singles set to mingle to seek new Valentines
Convention allows people with ag backgrounds to meet each other
February 14, 2001
By Amber Stuever Cupid probably won’t show up driving a tractor, but romance still might be in the air at the national Singles in Agriculture convention Thursday through Sunday in Lawrence. The convention brings together almost 300 farm singles from across the country at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive, to meet, dance, hear speakers and perhaps find a special someone who shares their interests in agricultural.
Two civilians at controls when sub surfaced
February 14, 2001
Two civilian guests were seated at controls of the USS Greeneville when the submarine surfaced and sank a Japanese fishing vessel off the Hawaiian coast, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday.
Study: Farm incomes could drop 20 percent
Congress warned of impending crisis
February 14, 2001
As if low crop prices weren’t tough enough, the nation’s farm economy is now being battered by soaring costs for energy and fertilizer, Congress was told Tuesday.
Shaq back in action
Lakers nudge Nets in overtime, 113-110
February 14, 2001
With Kobe Bryant and Stephon Marbury going head-to-head again like they did in the All Star game, the return of Shaquille O’Neal turned out to be a very good sideshow.
Two helicopters crash; six die
Black Hawks go down during training exercise in Hawaii
February 14, 2001
Two Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed in a remote area during a nighttime exercise, killing six soldiers and injuring 11 others. It was still unclear Tuesday whether the helicopters had collided, said Maj. Cynthia Teramae of the 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks.
Seven KU swimmers on academic team
February 14, 2001
Seven members of Kansas University’s women’s swim team have been named academic all-Big 12.
And, for worst movie honors, try ‘Battlefield Earth’
February 14, 2001
John Travolta’s “Battlefield Earth,” which got gleefully vicious reviews when it came out last May, now has even more marks of dis-stink-tion.
Sex, Lies and videotape
KU grad thrilled to be part of XFL
February 14, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Michael Lies had a choice to make. Did he want to toil on the practice squad for the NFL’s Chicago Bears another fall with the hope that one day he might play in a real game, or did he want to cast his lot with the fledgling XFL, a potentially exciting if uncertain new league with ties to the World Wrestling Federation?
Downsides to teen-age romance in abundance, study concludes
Incidences of depression, delinquency, alcohol abuse all higher for dating adolescents
February 14, 2001
The most famous youthful romance in the English-speaking world, that star-crossed love of Romeo and Juliet, was a tragedy. Now researchers have published a huge study of real-life adolescents in love. It’s no comedy.
Bishops plead for farmers
February 14, 2001
By Dave Ranney The state’s Catholic bishops were at the Statehouse on Tuesday to stand up for the family farmer. Others who attended the rally organized by the Kansas Catholic Conference blasted “corporate” agriculture’s chokehold on Kansas. But the bishops’ comments were more diplomatic.
Shortage of nurses seen
Hospitals may face staffing crisis in 20 years
February 14, 2001
The most vulnerable patients in the nation’s operating rooms, intensive care units and newborn wards won’t have enough able caregivers in 20 years because of a shrinking pool of registered nurses, health experts warned Congress on Tuesday.
Retail sales increase 0.7 percent in January
February 14, 2001
Lured into stores by deep discounts and better weather, Americans pushed up sales at the nation’s retailers in January by a strong 0.7 percent, the biggest jump in four months.
Food bites
February 14, 2001
Space sweets Recipe tomes
Valentine’s Day a time to share loving traditions
February 14, 2001
Horoscopes
February 14, 2001
Age has some advantages
February 14, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Kansas University School of Law I celebrated my 49th birthday last month. On my doctor’s advice I also began to take vitamins which have the word “silver” in their name. Thus, it is not at all surprising that I have become somewhat sensitive of late to the eternal questions of youth and age.
Jayhawks consider Arrowhead as site for MU
February 14, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock The second oldest football series in NCAA Div. I might be returning to its roots. Kansas University officials are considering moving the Jayhawks’ Oct. 20, 2001, game against Missouri scheduled to be played at KU’s Memorial Stadium to Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, home of the KC Chiefs.
Steamed or raw veggies can add fiber to child’s diet
February 14, 2001
By Carol Boncella My 4-year-old does not eat many vegetables, and I am worried that he is not getting enough fiber. Should I give him a high-fiber cereal for breakfast to make sure he gets enough fiber?
Bush tax plan lacks logic
February 14, 2001
By Robert Reno Newsday George W. Bush has finally clued us in on why he favors and expects to get an individual income tax cut of not a cent more or a cent less than $1.6 trillion. “It’s the right size,” said the president.
LaDonna Zerbe
February 14, 2001
Free State cruises
Firebirds best SM West, 71-23
February 14, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Craig Hershiser didn’t lose any sleep over it, yet he was, he admitted, concerned. Hershiser is Free State High’s girls basketball coach and on the eve of the senior-laden Firebirds’ last home game he wondered about his players’ focus. “I worried they’d be too loose, too inattentive,” Hershiser said.
Jayhawks seeking answers
February 14, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s men’s basketball players had the day off on Tuesday. Sort of. The Jayhawks, who returned from Waco, Texas via a 30-seat United Express charter plane at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, were awakened early for classes on KU’s campus.
Millwood loses arbitration case
Braves pitcher will make $3.1 million instead of $3.9 million as owners, players tied at 3-3
February 14, 2001
Atlanta pitcher Kevin Millwood lost his salary arbitration case Tuesday, leaving players and owners tied 3-3 in cases decided this year. Millwood will get a raise from $420,000 to $3.1 million but had been seeking a $3.9 million salary.
Cookbook author to whip up four-course meal
February 14, 2001
By Jim Baker Janeen Sarlin is a firm believer in the old adage that the best way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. “What is a better way to tell someone that you love them than to cook for them?” said Sarlin, a food columnist, caterer and cookbook author from New York City. Sarlin has given plenty of thought to the connection bet-ween food and love.
Munching on milo
Producers tout grain sorghum as new health food
February 14, 2001
It is not the stuff Americans are used to eating. But grain sorghum an ancient food crop that dates to 3000 B.C. but is better known in this country for its value as livestock feed and bird seed could be a hot new health food if producers have their way.
Iraq: Time to get real or get out
February 14, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group For the first time since the Gulf War ended a decade ago, Iraqi anti-aircraft units seriously endanger the lives of American and British pilots enforcing no-fly zones over that Arab country.
Bold effort
February 14, 2001
J-W Editorials Lawrence’s school superintendent isn’t taking a tentative approach to reorganizing the district’s administration. Whatever else they may say, Lawrence school district patrons can’t say new Supt. Randy Weseman is trying to preserve the status quo.
Cookbook contains recipes from historic black culture
February 14, 2001
Just in time for the celebration of Black History Month comes the re-release of “The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro,” which was first published in 1958 by the National Council of Negro Women.
People
February 14, 2001
Mayor not a Manson fan King horrified at lack of coverage Lauren owes it all to Mom Hollywood screenwriter dies
Belgium beckons KU theater troupe
February 14, 2001
By Jan Biles Six Kansas University students and KU theater professor Jack Wright later this month will be heading to Belgium to perform “An American Medley,” a series of one-act plays, at an international theater festival.
Evolution vote expected Wednesday
State board set to approve science standards with greater emphasis on evolution
February 14, 2001
After 18 months of national and international attention, the state Board of Education planned Wednesday to approve new science standards with a greater emphasis on evolution.
Lawrence city commission briefs
February 14, 2001
Plan would force drivers to yield at KU fountain Members of tax break task force nearly set Schwarz Road diverter wins city’s nod City OKs traffic studies for 31st, future planning
Area briefs
February 14, 2001
Association sponsors National Condom Day Legislator petition deadline draws near Air Force extends bonus for enlistments
Briefly
February 14, 2001
State Board of Education set to vote on science standards Bean discovery puzzles new neighborhood resident Scent of marijuana leads to arrest of LHS student Sleep-in draws attention to Amnesty International
No verdict in slaying trial
February 14, 2001
The trial of a man accused of gunning down a Canadian rabbinical student more than 14 years ago ended Tuesday in a hung jury.
Health briefs
February 14, 2001
Study shows humor possesses healing power FDA report cites seafood safety lapses Pfizer stops some trials of pain medication
Assault begins in drug war
February 14, 2001
Buoyed by unexpected success in fumigating coca crops, a U.S.-financed offensive is targeting clandestine jungle labs in search-and-destroy missions in the heart of the world’s main cocaine-producing region.
Briefcase
February 14, 2001
Microsoft unveils new operating system ConAgra issues earnings warning Shareholders approve Firstar-US Bancorp deal Krispy Kreme declares 2-for-1 stock split MetLife profits rise 9 percent in quarter
Daily ticker
February 14, 2001
Nation briefs
February 14, 2001
Bush: It’s time to move past Clinton Witness in bombings faces cross-examination
Nation briefs
February 14, 2001
Horse breeder front-runner for British ambassador Earthquake hits again Thomas advises standing firm against political criticsv
LHS boys invade Olathe South
February 14, 2001
Tonight’s game is a makeup. The original contest was scheduled for Friday but postponed because of inclement weather. LHS has lost six in a row to O-South since an 83-78 overtime victory over the Falcons on Jan. 27, 1995.
Capitol briefs
February 14, 2001
Child passenger safety proposal heard Plan puts governor on state plane
Senate panel strips House’s lottery plans
Restrictions, airfare provisions excluded by committee
February 14, 2001
A Senate committee Tuesday endorsed a bill extending the Kansas Lottery’s life for the second time in two days, again rejecting a House plan to use lottery revenue to reduce Kansas airfares.
Rules for gifts to lawmakers studied
Proposal would hold legislators to same standards as governor, state workers
February 14, 2001
Legislators are studying proposed changes in the state’s ethics laws, including two bills banning all gifts from lobbyists to members of the House and Senate.
Fire & Medical focuses on two new additions
February 14, 2001
By Mike Belt Tuesday was a day of beginnings for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Emma Frye
February 14, 2001
Leota Harris
February 14, 2001
Rebecca Dean
February 14, 2001
Clifford Sattler
February 14, 2001
Board puts brakes on bus deal
February 14, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The drive to renew a bus contract for the Lawrence public school district hit a road block.
On the record
February 14, 2001
Suspect in cat killing pleads innocent
February 14, 2001
By Mike Belt A man charged with killing a cat at a Lawrence apartment complex entered an innocent plea Tuesday during his first appearance in Douglas County District Court. Brett Rizzo, 23, is scheduled to be tried on a charge of misdemeanor cruelty to animals at 1:30 p.m. March 6 in Division One.
Cyber meeting led teen to sexual encounter, police say
February 14, 2001
By Mike Belt A Missouri man is in the Douglas County Jail on charges he had sex with an underage Lawrence girl he met on the Internet. A relationship allegedly begun through an Internet chat room nearly two years ago culminated with the man’s arrest last month in Minneapolis.
House committee OKs plan for schools
Idea would increase aid by $50 per student, without raising taxes
February 14, 2001
The House Appropriations Committee endorsed a $2.6 billion public schools budget Tuesday that raises state aid by $50 per pupil and does not include a tax increase.
Vice tax would help students
Senator wants to target liquor, tobacco users to aid education
February 14, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The cost of drinking and smoking would increase and the revenue would go toward public schools and higher education under a proposed tax increase unveiled Tuesday. “I’m going to take a lot of flak for this, but I think it makes a lot of sense,” freshman Sen. James Barnett, R-Emporia, said of his proposal.
Census estimates likely to fuel debate
February 14, 2001
The federal government today is expected to announce an estimate of how many people were missed last year when the U.S. population was tallied, touching off a political battle that could affect billions of dollars in government funding and the balance of legislative power.
NBA briefs
February 14, 2001
Philadelphia adds Snow, Geiger Hawks place Mottola on injured reserve
Marshals seize church
February 14, 2001
A church that challenged the authority of the IRS was seized by the government Tuesday to satisfy a $6 million tax debt, with federal marshals wheeling the former pastor out on a gurney as he prayed in protest.
KU men’s golf wins Rice meet
February 14, 2001
Sparked by a three-way Kansas University tie for third place and four golfers in the top 20, the Jayhawks ran away with the Rice Intercollegiate title on Tuesday at Meadowbrook Farms.
Nickelodeon grows along with its young teen audience
February 14, 2001
Nickelodeon, the cable TV network for children, is growing up a bit with its audience.
Hawks dump Lions
LHS loses ninth consecutive game
February 14, 2001
Kari Saving scored 19 points and Tiffany Vincent 14 to fuel Olathe East to a 62-41 victory in Sunflower League girls basketball on Tuesday night.
UConn clips Boston College
No. 4 Illinois rallies past No. 19 Wisconsin, 68-67
February 14, 2001
The first shocking noise heard at halftime at the Hartford Civic Center was booing. It was aimed at the Connecticut Huskies as they left the court down 10 points to No. 9 Boston College.
KU hopes to turn it around
Fourteenth-ranked Texas Tech on tap
February 14, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Down but not out. That’s the message Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington has been preaching to the Jayhawks, who have struggled to a 9-13 overall record, 3-8 in the Big 12 heading into tonight’s game against No. 14 Texas Tech (18-4, 9-2).
Fed chief still sees U.S. debt as priority
Senators grill Greenspan about Bush tax plan
February 14, 2001
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signaled Tuesday that further cuts in interest rates may be needed to help an economy facing significant “downside risks.” He said President Bush’s effort to speed up tax relief won’t prevent recession. Greenspan faced a barrage of questions from Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee about his statement last month that endorsed the use of the government’s ballooning surpluses for tax relief.
Exhibit: School desegregation started with Ottawa court case
1880s’ decision first to use Constitution’s equal protection clause to justify integration
February 14, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The crusade to end segregation in public schools began in Kansas, but it started much earlier and a ways down the road from the landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case. More than 70 years prior, a well-digger named Elijah Tinnon demanded his third-grade son be allowed to attend a white school here instead of the all-black school across the street.
Study: Fruits don’t stop breast cancer
February 14, 2001
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for other reasons, but it doesn’t cut the risk of getting breast cancer, concludes a landmark study that is disappointing news for women looking for ways to prevent the disease.
American troops abroad rely on ‘Net Valentines
February 14, 2001
Army Command Master Sgt. David Shelby has missed most of his daughter’s senior year in high school while serving as a reservist on a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. But he spent a virtual Valentine’s Day with the teen over the Internet.
Israel launches attack
Palestinian police commander killed
February 14, 2001
In a carefully planned strike, Israeli helicopter gunships tracked down and assassinated a Palestinian police commander Tuesday in retaliation for his allegedly attacking Israeli citizens and leading a cell of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah.
Investors maintain fears
Traders decide to sell stocks after Greenspan testimony
February 14, 2001
Disgruntled investors sold stocks lower Tuesday, suffering a letdown after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan suggested interest rates would fall by a smaller amount than Wall Street wants.
Oread files six bankruptcy cases
Lawrence-based company files Chapter 11 a day after job cuts
February 14, 2001
By Mark Fagan Six separate bankruptcy filings were made Tuesday for Lawrence-based Oread Inc. and its affiliated operations, each claiming debts from $50 million to $100 million. The cases were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Topeka by David Kimbrell, chairman and chief executive officer of Oread Inc.
Gilbert cleared for return
Snyder lifts suspension for tonight’s game with Colorado
February 14, 2001
Missouri guard Clarence Gilbert was allowed to return to the team Tuesday after having been suspended indefinitely by coach Quin Snyder. Gilbert, the fourth-leading scorer in the Big 12 with a 17-point average, was reinstated after two days of meetings with Snyder. He missed just one game.
Amtrak support
February 14, 2001
City landlord
February 14, 2001
Clinton albatross
February 14, 2001
Short & sweet
February 14, 2001
For men, nothing says ‘romance’ like beer Dig out your chili recipes
Roy helps Avalanche turn back Canadiens
February 14, 2001
As always, Patrick Roy is thinking about the ultimate prize. On a night when Montreal honored its former goaltender in a ceremony that touched Roy, he still preferred to look ahead.
Gladiator’ conquers Oscar field
Roman flick gets 12 nominations; ‘Crouching Tiger’ close behind
February 14, 2001
“Gladiator,” Hollywood’s high-tech return to the glories of Rome, led Academy Awards contenders Tuesday with 12 nominations, including best picture, actor and director.