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KU announces freezes on hiring, equipment purchases
Lawrence campus will cut $1.15 million
February 19, 2001
(Updated Monday at 3:21 p.m.) Kansas University on Monday announced a freeze on hiring and equipment purchases because of Gov. Bill Graves’ budget actions and higher-than-expected utility costs, officials said.
School board issues - Dale Vestal
February 19, 2001
School board issues - Leni Salkind
February 19, 2001
School board issues - Gordon Longabach
February 19, 2001
School board issues - Nicole Rials
February 19, 2001
Top 25 Women’s Roundup
No. 2 Tennessee survives scare from No. 13 LSU
February 19, 2001
Michelle Snow didn’t have time to think about the shot. She took an inbounds pass with 1.1 seconds left and hit a 12-footer, giving No. 2 Tennessee a 75-73 victory over No. 13 LSU on Sunday.
MEN’S ROUNDUP
Clemson sinks No. 1 North Carolina
February 19, 2001
Clemson had not beaten a top-ranked team in 21 years, and coach Larry Shyatt wanted the Tigers to savor the moment in the closing seconds of their 75-65 victory over No. 1 North Carolina.
NBA ROUNDUP
Jazz overthrow Kings
February 19, 2001
John Stockton pushed the replay button Sunday afternoon, taking over in the fourth quarter of a tight game, just like he has many times in the past.
Griffey expects better things in 2001
February 19, 2001
Ken Griffey Jr. is healthier than he was last year. He’s happier, too. “My head’s better,” he said at the Cincinnati Reds’ training camp in Sarasota, Fla. “It always starts with the head.”
KU faces special competition
February 19, 2001
By Amber Stuever The Iowa State Cyclones weren’t the only athletes Kansas University’s men’s basketball players went up against last weekend. “Blake, you ready to play the Jayhawks?” KU junior forward Jeff Carey on Sunday asked his teammate, Special Olympian Blake Grove.
Prisons filled at record pace during Clinton administration
February 19, 2001
More Americans went to prison or jail during the Clinton administration than during any past administration, the result of get-tough policies that led to more prisons, more police officers and longer sentences, a criminal justice think tank reports.
Clinton defends Rich pardon
Reasons outlined in New York Times opinion article
February 19, 2001
It is “utterly false” to suggest fugitive financier Marc Rich was pardoned in return for donations to the Clinton library, former President Clinton wrote in an Op-Ed piece in Sunday editions of The New York Times.
Hannibal’ continues to eat up competition at the box office
February 19, 2001
Movie-goers remained hungry for “Hannibal,” which grossed $30 million to top the box office for a second straight weekend. The sequel to “The Silence of the Lambs” became the first movie released this year to hit $100 million, taking in $103.9 million in just 10 days, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Complete anthology of Langston Hughes’ works planned
February 19, 2001
Langston Hughes burst out of southern Missouri with a jazzy style and a searing voice, injecting American literature with a cadence unlike anything that had come before. For nearly 50 years words flowed from his pen in about every way possible poems, most notably, but also novels, newspaper stories, histories, plays, translations, songs and short fiction.
Musician has global orientation
From Hunan to Hollywood, composer’s work transcends genres, cultures
February 19, 2001
He was born in Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s home province in 1957 and spent two years planting rice in a commune during the Cultural Revolution. He never heard the names let alone the music of Bach, Beethoven or Mozart until he was 19.
Horoscopes
February 19, 2001
Opposites come from same streets
February 19, 2001
There is irony, perhaps, in the fact that two leading lights in the positive rap movement Jurassic 5 and the Black Eyed Peas hail from the same Los Angeles neighborhoods that famously served as ground zero for West Coast gangsta rap.
Portrait of a melancholy marriage
February 19, 2001
Was Honest Abe a manic depressive? Did his wife and widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, have a similar illness? Their marriage, his martyrdom and her possible madness are the focus of the thoughtful three-part, six-hour documentary “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided” on “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS).
Changing a PC into a television takes one easy step
February 19, 2001
After losing several times in the battle for which TV show to watch on the family set, it became clear that the basement office needed its own television. Having a 19-inch computer monitor made it tempting to consider TV-tuner cards, but they have problems and at last look cost from $100 to $150, about the same as a modest TV set. Besides, they replace the PC’s video card and don’t offer great resolution.
I-mode upgrade offers sophisticated technology
February 19, 2001
In some parts of the world, cellphones are made for debonair business-types. In Japan, they’re for giggly, goofy, gadget-loving teen-agers. That’s why i-mode, the Internet-linking mobile phone service that’s caught this nation by storm, is a snap to use.
Death renews debate over safety
February 19, 2001
Dale Earnhardt needed freedom in the driver’s seat. That’s why he was still competing in an open-face helmet. It’s hard to imagine him ever using one of those newfangled neck braces that a few Winston Cup drivers are now wearing.
XFL ROUNDUP
Rage survive Hitmen, 18-12
February 19, 2001
The XFL team from Florida heated up in the cold of Giants Stadium to remain unbeaten.
NHL ROUNDUP
Ottawa’s Lalime ties another mark
February 19, 2001
Patrick Lalime is starting to fill up the Ottawa Senators record book. After setting a mark for wins in a season in his last game, Lalime tied a team record with his fifth shutout this season as Ottawa extended its winning streak to four games with a 4-0 victory Sunday night over the Montreal Canadiens.
Report spells out risks from global warming
February 19, 2001
Poor countries and above all small island states, will be hardest hit by global warming, while melting ice caps and other changes in polar regions likely will continue for centuries, a new U.N. report says.
It’s OK for bride to force commitment from her bridesmaid
February 19, 2001
Child’s parting a sweet sorrow
February 19, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate My sweet baboo Elizabeth is going away to college next fall, and her high school recently held a meeting for seniors and their parents. Its purpose was to smooth out the kids’ transition from living at home with mom and dad to living at college.
French sort through refugee predicament
February 19, 2001
Criminal gangs operating in Turkey and Iraq were behind the smuggling of hundreds of Iraqi Kurds who landed in France after a weeklong journey in a decrepit freighter without toilets or provisions, border police said Sunday.
Old home town - 25 and 100 years ago today
February 19, 2001
Economic sanctions have a place
February 19, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, assembled multitudes: I am not sure exactly how it is that I rise, seemingly alone, to say a good word about a defendant who falls between Typhoid Mary and Jack the Ripper on Washington’s popularity index these days. But since no one else will …
School board issues - Linda Robinson
February 19, 2001
School board issues - Austin Turney
February 19, 2001
Cone seeks redemption with Red Sox
Former Cy Young winner wants to prove he’s not finished at 38
February 19, 2001
It was a strange sight David Cone wearing the dark blue jersey with the red letters “Red Sox” on the front.
All-day class raises debate
Candidates split on virtues of full-time school
February 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Hundreds of Lawrence kindergartners would spend twice as much time in school if four candidates for school board have their way. Half of the people running for seats on the board support expansion of the full-day kindergarten program to all 19 elementary schools in the district. Three candidates were noncommittal, while one flatly rejected the idea.
School board issues - Kurt Thurmaier
February 19, 2001
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2001
Pioneer sex researcher William Masters dies Scientists want ‘parks’ to protect oceans Umbilical cells offer hope for brain repair Explorers airlifted from Antarctica
What they’re saying
February 19, 2001
Reaction to Dale Earnhardt’s death Sunday in a crash on the last turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500:
Explosions not affecting gas company’s finances
City plans to bill company for lost revenue
February 19, 2001
About one month after natural gas geysers began sprouting in Hutchinson, some area businesses still are suffering, while the company owning the gas field blamed for the leaks is hardly feeling the financial effects.
School board issues - Greg Decker
February 19, 2001
People
February 19, 2001
Nation Briefs
February 19, 2001
Roger Clinton arrested Wind delays shuttle landing Powerball jackpot risesv
NATO chief tries to allay Russian fears
February 19, 2001
By playing host to NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson this week, Moscow is signaling its desire to ease a tug-of-war with the alliance.
Kansas softball - KU wins
February 19, 2001
Kansas University’s softball team tripped Southern Utah, 7-6, Sunday at the Desert Breeze Tournament.
Jayhawks win pair
Kansas baseball
February 19, 2001
Shortstop John Nelson had five hits and four RBIs on the day, and Doug Lantz picked up two saves as Kansas University’s baseball team won its final two games in the Oakland A’s/Rawlings Spring Training Tournament late Saturday night at Municipal Stadium.
Race fans mourn Intimidator
February 19, 2001
All was dark and still on two-lane Dale Earnhardt Road. The car racing star’s hometown of Kannapolis, N.C., was quiet Sunday night, hours after he was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
On the money - Tax guides
February 19, 2001
Not all tax guides are alike. Many offer general advice, while other address specific audiences, offering insights on different ways individuals, families and business can reduce their tax bills.
Nelson ready to return to coaching Mavericks
February 19, 2001
After six weeks of treatment, Don Nelson says he is free of prostate cancer and ready to resume coaching the Dallas Mavericks. “It is time for me to come back, time for me to take hold of this team and coach them into the playoffs,” Nelson said Sunday. “I expect that is what I am going to do.”
Hall of Famer Mathews dies
February 19, 2001
Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews, who teamed with Hank Aaron to give the Braves a historic home run punch and Milwaukee its only World Series championship, died Sunday. He was 69.
Buffs’ basketball team struggling
Colorado’s home loss to Nebraska shows squad is not making progress under Patton
February 19, 2001
In the wake of what might be the most disappointing make that inexcusable home loss by a Colorado basketball team in recent years, one question begs to be asked.
Royals have high hopes
Kansas City seeking replacement for Damon
February 19, 2001
Replacing leadoff hitter Johnny Damon will be priority No. 1 when the Kansas City Royals open spring training this weekend amid an air of rare and genuine hope.
KU’s struggles similar to last season’s drought
February 19, 2001
By Gary Bedore It’s deja vu for Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. The Jayhawks (19-5, 8-4 Big 12) have lost four of six games in a 20-day span from Jan. 29 to Feb. 17. A year ago, the Jayhawks dropped four of six games in an 19-day span from Jan. 29 to Feb. 16.
Waltrip’s victory quickly forgotten
February 19, 2001
Minutes after taking the checkered flag in the Daytona 500, the greatest moment in his 15-year career, Michael Waltrip was all but forgotten. Elation turned to grief as word came that Dale Earnhardt, Waltrip’s longtime friend and competitor and his new car owner, was dead, killed in a last-lap crash.
Tragic day at Daytona
Earnhardt dies after crash on final lap
February 19, 2001
Dale Earnhardt, the greatest stock car driver of his era, was killed in a crash on the last turn of the last lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500 as he tried to protect Michael Waltrip’s victory.
Legislators look for ways to reduce state’s dependence on natural gas
February 19, 2001
Some legislators want to end Kansas’ dependence on natural gas by encouraging construction of coal-fired electric plants and development of solar and wind power. The time is right, they assert, to take steps to ensure that Kansas won’t have to import electricity and that residents will be spared future bouts of high natural gas prices like those that have been blamed this winter on a tight supply.
Lawrence City Commission
February 19, 2001
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City hall, 6. E. Sixth St.
Elva Smock
February 19, 2001
Ina Clagg
February 19, 2001
Firefighters, police officers honored by Lawrence group
98-year-old organization gives thanks for public protection
February 19, 2001
By Kevin Bates After years of watching his grandfather come home from work every day, Max Dickens knew he wanted to be a police officer. “Seeing him with his gun and badge, I think he molded my behavior and my interests,” Dickens said.
Area Briefs
February 19, 2001
Antiques session to focus on Holloware Local school foundation adds two new members Leavenworth County to appoint township clerk FSHS marketing class to have open house New members to get 10 free spruce trees Free cholesterol screenings available at KU Medical Center Women voters group to have candidate forum KU Med Center to play host to seminar on osteoporosis FEMA’s Region VII gets deputy regional director
On the record
February 19, 2001
Briefly
February 19, 2001
Apartments damaged in early morning fire Baker University to offer classes in Lawrence Federal grant to support Kansas library services
Murphy Hall dedication ‘dream come true’
February 19, 2001
By Kevin Bates Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway quoted poet Carl Sandburg to characterize the new addition to Murphy Hall as the result of a collective dream.
Meals on Wheels directors retiring
February 19, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Jody Woodward and Donna Lewis figured they had to retire at the same time. After all, they’d done everything else together. During the last 25 years, they’ve played bridge, volunteered in PTA, participated in their sons’ Boy Scouts activities and researched genealogy together.
Campus solicitors targeted
Proposed bill would kick credit card companies off university sidewalks
February 19, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The booths that sprout up on college campuses inviting students to sign up for a credit card and get a free T-shirt would become a thing of the past under proposed legislation.
LHS girls travel to SM South
February 19, 2001
Lawrence High, coming off a 78-68 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest, will try to snap a 10-game losing streak when it travels tonight to SM South. SM South had its four-game winning streak snapped on Friday with a 44-43 loss to Free State.
World Briefs
February 19, 2001
Rebellion swells against Barak Artist Balthus dies at age 92 Mayor wants to meet ‘Kournikova’ culprit
Police follow trail of suspected killers
February 19, 2001
Two teen-agers charged with killing two Dartmouth College professors have been sighted in New Jersey and may be on their way to California, authorities said.
Runyan sets record in 5,000
Legally blind athlete blazes to victory in New York
February 19, 2001
Marla Runyan, the first legally blind athlete to make a U.S. Olympic team, came to New York on a mission: Break the American indoor record in the women’s 5,000 meters.
Poll finds racial divide over Florida election
February 19, 2001
A majority of Florida’s black voters believe their ballots were unfairly rejected in November at a higher rate than those cast by voters of other races, and an even larger number think the election’s loser is now president, according to a poll.
Reagan, Kennedy, Lincoln get votes for best president
February 19, 2001
Americans mentioned Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln most often when asked in a poll whom they regarded as the greatest president of the United States.
Names can cause problems for taxpayers
February 19, 2001
Some 2.4 million married couples got a warning letter from the IRS last year. It said that your spouse’s Social Security number looked wrong on your 1999 returns. Well, maybe so. But, as I’ve recently learned, maybe not. Either way, you have a problem that has to be put right. Otherwise, this year’s tax return could be in trouble.
Tax breaks offered for higher ed
Hope Credit, Education IRA among available options
February 19, 2001
There’s no cure for the ulcer brought on by college-tuition bills. But there is a broad menu of tax breaks for higher education, whether you’re a parent with a child on the path to college or one already chasing a diploma, a graduate whittling down student loans or an adult returning for a master’s degree.
School district site still an issue
February 19, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Half of the candidates for Lawrence school board believe the district made a mistake in spending $4.1 million on a new administration building and warehouse. In a Journal-World survey, four candidates objected to the board’s decision to buy the buildings at 110 McDonald Drive. Three candidates, including two incumbents who voted for the deal, defended the move. One candidate was undecided.
Robots on the Net
Software ‘bots’ are good for searches, but they might crash sites and invade privacy
February 19, 2001
Every day at lunchtime, Friday asks Milind Tambe what he craves. A roasted chicken breast sandwich? A tandoori chicken pizza? Answer in hand, Friday dutifully orders the item for pick up or delivery.
Dr@yourfingertips
E-mails become a way to deliver health care
February 19, 2001
Dr. Martha Adams has found a new way to see how Paula Easton of Chapel Hill, N.C., is doing well, new to the doctor-patient relationship, anyway. It’s e-mail. Easton, 54, is trying several medications for a heart condition before considering surgery. To update Adams on her progress, Easton frequently sits at her computer and types an e-mail message.
Richest oppose tax repeal
February 19, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group You may never have thought of billionaires as your champions. Now’s the time. A bunch of them are trying to awaken us to the fact that our government may at any moment confer upon the very rich who have in recent years been getting even richer, quick a very big windfall.
Student responds
February 19, 2001
Helping hands
February 19, 2001
Clinton vulnerability greater now
February 19, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Press Syndicate In the past, Bill Clinton has been saved by his enemies from the moralistic Ken Starr to the bombastic chairman of the House Governmental Reform Committee, Dan Burton. The public found it easier to side with Clinton than with his zealous pursuers.
Something Wrong
February 19, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Why should the state pay more to care for juvenile offenders than to care for foster children? Sometimes, you just have to wonder about how state government decides to allocate our money.
Repairs delay survey of sunken boat
February 19, 2001
The Navy’s efforts to scan the wreckage of a Japanese ship sunk by a U.S. submarine were set back Sunday when a deep-sea robot was removed from the sea for repairs. The Navy is using the robot to evaluate the feasibility of raising the 190-foot Ehime Maru, which sank minutes after the USS Greeneville surfaced underneath it Feb. 9.
Iraqis protest bombing
Foreign minister asks U.N. to condemn attacks by Britain, U.S.
February 19, 2001
Thousands of Iraqis marched in the rain Sunday to protest U.S. and British airstrikes, and Iraqi television showed damaged houses and shops in a town where one man was killed when allied missiles hit nearby.
Civilian suits up for Maine event
February 19, 2001
By Ralph Gage “Dive!” says Lt.j.g. Lewis Cooper crisply. “Dive!” he repeats emphatically. It’s an order, but not one of those hysterical shrieks like in the movies, and without giving us much sensation of it, the nuclear submarine USS Maine carries us beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of Florida.