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Jayhawks reach 20 wins: KU 91, Colorado 79
February 21, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 9:17 p.m.) Kansas has reached 20 wins for the twelfth straight season, thanks in part to a career high performance by Nick Collison. Colorado hung tough throughout, and refused to go away despite the final score’s 12-point difference. Collison ended up with 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
People
February 21, 2001
Grammys to be televised tonight ‘Jazz’ lacking from festival Ordering out in style Cash’s condition improves
KU men now 19th
February 21, 2001
Kansas men’s golf team has moved from 26th to 19th in this week’s Golfweek/Sagarin College golf rankings.
Trust concerns prompt delay in AG’s budget
Settlement fund continues to raise questions
February 21, 2001
A House committee has delayed action on Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall’s budget because of concerns about her establishment of a health care foundation with $75 million from a legal settlement.
Limits sought on cell-phone use in cars
February 21, 2001
The speeding motorist didn’t pull over at the sound of Officer Darin Scott’s motorcycle siren. He had to chase her for 1,500 yards, pull alongside and motion for her to stop.
Capitol briefs
February 21, 2001
Negotiations begin on lottery extension Privacy protections win initial approval
State briefs
February 21, 2001
Gunshot discharge kills teen-ager Meat packer slates survey of workers Entries sought for poetry contest
City commission briefs
February 21, 2001
Wireless tower sought City pays for job survey City to fight rate case
Tax abatement task force makeup draws wide praise
February 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis A new task force on Lawrence’s tax abatement policy drew praise Tuesday from both sides of the issue.
Hodges services
February 21, 2001
Edmonton rolls, 5-0
February 21, 2001
Tommy Salo stopped 21 shots for his fifth shutout of the season and Doug Weight scored two goals as Edmonton cruised, 5-0, Tuesday night over Los Angeles.
Jackson services
February 21, 2001
Kansas City signs outfielder Brumfield
February 21, 2001
The Kansas City Royals have signed former major league outfielder Jacob Brumfield to a minor league contract.
Country to discuss home-business rezoning
February 21, 2001
A Douglas County rural home-business owner is seeking rezoning approval from the county commission at tonight’s meeting.
Justices sidestep tribal tax decision
Supreme Court refuses case on Kansas’ tax of Indian reservation gasoline
February 21, 2001
The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped a dispute about whether Kansas can tax fuel distributed to gasoline stations on American Indian land in the state. The court, without comment Tuesday, turned down the state’s argument that the Constitution bars three tribes from suing the state because of the tax.
On the record
February 21, 2001
George to undergo surgery
Tennessee All-Pro running back needs procedure on toe
February 21, 2001
Eddie George will have surgery to reattach a tendon in his right big toe, forcing the Tennessee Titans’ All-Pro running back to miss team’s offseason minicamps. Surgery for the running back is tentatively set for next Monday in Charlotte, N.C., according to Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, who said the torn tendon was discovered during a routine MRI.
Sideline
February 21, 2001
Royals drop Rain Earnhardt services Thursday Rhode Island mulled Knight
Rapist sentenced to 22 years
February 21, 2001
By Mike Belt Despite being forgiven by his victim, a Lawrence man convicted of rape and battery is headed for prison where he could serve more than 22 years.
Briefly
February 21, 2001
Karaoke night turns to melee Road rage case investigated Advance voting continues
Albanian journalist visits area to learn about news
February 21, 2001
Ada Heqimi, 25, a journalist from Tirana, Albania, will be working at the Lawrence Journal-World until March 18. She is here as part of an International Center for Journalists’ training program.
Baldwin, Ottawa lawsuit wants power costs back
February 21, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Baldwin, Ottawa and five other cities are trying to win back $750,000 in alleged overcharges for electricity sold them by a Kansas City, Kan., utility.
Royals’ Rosado on target
February 21, 2001
Jose Rosado, a two-time American League All-Star game selection, has improved enough from shoulder surgery last June that the Kansas City Royals are optimistic he will be in the rotation when they open the season in New York. Rosado made 65 throws in drills Tuesday, the third day the pitchers and catchers worked out.
Few city candidates back living wage plan
February 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Living wage supporters in Lawrence are finding few friends among candidates for city commission. In a Journal-World survey of the dozen candidates competing in the Feb. 27 primary, only four strongly favored requiring businesses that receive tax breaks to pay employees a wage that would support a working household.
Tribe, Tonganoxie to discuss casino
February 21, 2001
By Amber Stuever Mayor John Franiuk isn’t willing to roll the dice and allow an American Indian tribe to build a casino in Tonganoxie yet. But he is willing to step up to the table for a look. The Delaware Tribe, which has dropped plans for a $52 million casino complex near the Lawrence airport, has been invited by the Tonganoxie City Council to make a pitch to develop the casino in Tonganoxie.
Finney discloses liver cancer
February 21, 2001
Legislators and acquaintances of former Gov. Joan Finney were saddened to learn that she is suffering from liver cancer. Mrs. Finney, 76, the first woman to hold the state’s highest office, has been notifying her friends of the illness.
Gooden not ready
Jayhawk forward to miss at least two more games
February 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore The doctor delivered some bad news to Kansas forward Drew Gooden on Tuesday afternoon. Gooden, who has missed KU’s last three games because of a right wrist injury, was told he’d have to sit at least one more week. Gooden will be re-examined on Monday with a good chance he’ll be cleared to resume play.
NBA briefs
February 21, 2001
Payton wants trade to title contender Buffalo makes bid to lure Grizzlies Suspect in shooting of Cleaves surrenders Ex-All-Star Rodgers dies
British leader to visit Bush
February 21, 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair sets off today for North America to become the first European leader to meet with President Bush, hoping that two days of talks can bridge growing gaps between the United States and Europe on important issues.
World briefs
February 21, 2001
Annan prods world toward AIDS prevention Ten killed as violence mars elections Cruise ship grounded
High court rules on home searches
February 21, 2001
In a case pitting the sanctity of a person’s home against the government’s need to preserve evidence, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police could stop an individual from entering his or her home if they think drugs or other evidence of a crime are inside.
Bush visits Missouri to promote education
February 21, 2001
President Bush said Tuesday he would ask Congress to triple spending for an elementary school reading program next year, as he opened a campaign to build support outside of Washington for his education and tax-cut proposals.
Grammys add ‘Native American music’ category
February 21, 2001
For those who create Native American music, the creation of a Grammy category celebrating the genre is seen as the first major step toward broader acceptance.
Drummers pound joyous rhythms
February 21, 2001
By Jan Biles “Kodo” in Japanese comes from two words that combine to mean “heartbeat.” Kodo’s drummers not only put their heart into their debut performance Tuesday night at the Lied Center, but they also transferred their meditative souls and athleticism into every rhythmic composition traditional and contemporary played during the nearly two-hour concert.
Jury ruling drains Exxon
Station owners pump $500 million from company in gasoline suit
February 21, 2001
A federal jury Tuesday ordered Exxon to pay $500 million to 10,000 gas station owners around the country who claimed they were overcharged for gasoline for 12 years. The judge could decide to add interest, which would raise the verdict to $1 billion, said Eugene Stearns, an attorney for the station operators.
Tech stocks hammered
Major indexes hit negative territory for ‘01
February 21, 2001
Skittish investors sold off technology stocks Tuesday, pushing the Nasdaq composite index down more than 100 points for the second trading session in a row and sending all three major market indicators into negative territory for the year.
Kansas women travel to Nebraska
February 21, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, fresh off its biggest win of the season, will travel to Nebraska tonight.
Cantonese classic is a quick fix
February 21, 2001
The preparation time for this dish of Lemon Chicken is about 15 minutes. Allow another 15 minutes for cooking, and you’ll have dinner on the table in about half an hour.
Goat, cheddar cheeses fill easy-to-make sandwiches
February 21, 2001
Cheese sandwiches, perhaps grilled, are an obvious choice when it comes to making a fast meal but it doesn’t have to be a dull choice. If you’re looking for encouragement to try something a little different, consider Warm Goat Cheese, Beet and Arugula Sandwiches.
A stirring look back at slavery
February 21, 2001
By Acel Moore Knight Ridder Newspapers In the 19th century, the Underground Railroad guided and protected fugitive slaves as they traveled to freedom. William Still was a black ex-slave who was among the most courageous leaders of the Railroad, both in Philadelphia and the nation. His is a familiar story.
Road planning
February 21, 2001
Merchant’ view
February 21, 2001
Studies look at breast cancer risk
February 21, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 192,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about 40,600 of them will die from the disease.
Polite request
February 21, 2001
J-W Editorials This etiquette class isn’t for sissies; it’s for KU graduates who want to get a good job.
Bausch & Lomb agrees to pay $17.5 million settlement
February 21, 2001
Bausch & Lomb will pay rebates and offer discounts to settle charges that it conspired to force customers to buy its replacement contact lenses through optometrists.
Ethnic edibles
Entrepreneur mixes culture and colorful cookies
February 21, 2001
When it comes to cooking, Heather McCartney usually runs from the kitchen. But in launching Ethnic Edibles she came up with a winning product recipe that mixes culture with the universal feel-good food cookies.
National briefs
February 21, 2001
Body found in jet’s wheel well Firefighters continue to battle 11,000-acre fire
Records point to ‘92 gas mishap near Hutchinson
Crews continue to drill vent wells in area
February 21, 2001
Drilling crews now have found 12 deep wells burning or venting natural gas from beneath this central Kansas city where gas explosions killed two people and destroyed part of downtown.
Fernandez begins comeback
February 21, 2001
Sid Fernandez was so eager to begin his comeback, he caught a redeye flight to Florida and walked right in to the New York Yankees’ camp Tuesday morning.
Marlin blamed by some for Earnhardt’s death
February 21, 2001
Sterling Marlin said he “definitely didn’t do anything intentional” when he bumped Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona 500, triggering the crash that killed the stock car racing great. He said it was “pure luck” he didn’t crash, too. The bump and the fatal accident set off a flurry of ugly e-mail to Marlin’s Web site, and threats against him and his family have been phoned to his race shop in Mooresville, N.C.
O-North nudges Free State, 57-51
February 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High boys basketball coach Jack Schreiner was sitting alone on the bench following Tuesday night’s 57-51 loss at Olathe North trying to figure out when the game slipped away.
Lawrence briefs
February 21, 2001
Fake prescription leads to 44-year-old’s arrest Drug investigation lands pair in jail Pet store reports theft of greentree python Quail Run Girl Scouts to mark Thinking Day Former Journal-World writers place in contest
Russian leader warns of Cold War resumption
NATO expansion spurs tough talk
February 21, 2001
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin presented a plan for a European missile defense program to NATO Secretary-General George Robertson on Tuesday, warning that chances of a renewed Cold War and a new arms race are growing.
China welcomes Olympic inspectors, warns reporters
February 21, 2001
With fake flowers, heavy police security and polls showing overwhelming public support, Beijing on Tuesday welcomed Olympic inspectors whose assessment could make or break the Chinese capital’s bid for the 2008 Games.
Barak drops out of Israeli politics again
February 21, 2001
Zigging as suddenly as he zagged, Prime Minister Ehud Barak withdrew Tuesday night from a deal he had sealed just last week to forge a new Israeli government in alliance with the man who crushed him in elections two weeks ago, Ariel Sharon.
Director of ‘message’ movies dies
Stanley Kramer known for ‘Judgment at Nuremberg,’ ‘Inherit the Wind’
February 21, 2001
His films explored everything from racism to war crimes, nuclear holocaust to social ostracism. Yet Stanley Kramer always shunned the title “message movie.”
Landlord registration builds toward law
February 21, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence landlords probably will be required to register their properties in areas zoned for single-family residences just not quite yet. City commissioners sent a proposed ordinance requiring registration back to staffers for tweaking Tuesday, but a majority of commissioners made it clear they expect to pass some form of the rule.
Perfect election impossible
February 21, 2001
By Philip Terzian Providence Journal When the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, was touring a Welsh colliery during the Depression, he was so impressed by the squalid lives of the unemployed miners that he made a pronouncement: “Something must be done,” he said.
Hamburger doesn’t make it into this Hungarian dish
February 21, 2001
Some friends who traveled to Hungary brought me a bag of ground paprika. The Eastern European version of the spice is a bit perkier, although I wouldn’t characterize the flavor as hot.
Television programs may have inspired girls’ embrace
February 21, 2001
FBI agent accused as spy
Federal government says suspect provided secrets to Russia
February 21, 2001
A veteran FBI agent was accused Tuesday of spying for Russia for more than 15 years, betraying three Russian undercover agents to Moscow and disclosing volumes of U.S. secrets in return for more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
Napster offers $1 billion to settle
Record companies would share payments if lawsuit is dropped
February 21, 2001
Napster Inc. offered $1 billion to the recording industry Tuesday to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit that threatens to shut down the free Internet song-swapping service.
Biotechnology issues to be addressed at meeting
February 21, 2001
Can you tell me more about the biotechnology meeting that you and Farm Bureau are sponsoring? I saw a flyer on it at a grocery store.
Short & sweet
February 21, 2001
Mighty mitts get rave reviews Out of the wrapper, into the oven Beef: It’s what’s a winner Magazine checks out how America eats
Leavenworth devours LHS girls
Pioneers open with 26-0 run en route to lopsided 74-35 Sunflower League victory
February 21, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Leavenworth, relentless with its pressure defense, unleashed a game-opening 26-0 run and was never challenged in a 74-35 Sunflower League romp of the Lions in the LHS gym. It marked the 12th consecutive loss and the worst of the season for the Lions, now 3-16 overall and 1-8 in the league.
Braves’ Jones breaks arbitration record
Center fielder awarded $8.2 million contract in winning case
February 21, 2001
Andruw Jones became the first player in nine years to set a salary arbitration record with a win when a panel selected his $8.2 million request Tuesday over Atlanta’s $6.4 million offer.
Warner Bros. chooses Coca-Cola for ‘Harry Potter’
February 21, 2001
You wanna be cool, muggles? Drink Coke. Warner Bros. has picked the Coca-Cola Co. as its sole promotional partner for the upcoming movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the soft drink giant and studio announced Tuesday.
Michigan State stings IU
Spartans’ senior class records victory No. 108
February 21, 2001
Michigan State’s senior class tied a Big Ten record with 108 wins, but it would trade some of those victories for one less Big Ten loss this season.
Peanuts, sweet potatoes make healthy stew
February 21, 2001
Sweet potatoes are the nutritious heart of this Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew. These wonderful vegetables are available year-round, but they’re harvested fresh from fall through winter.
National briefs
February 21, 2001
Space shuttle Atlantis lands in Mojave Desert United to honor near-free ‘Net tickets Ventura draws media ire with credential language
Colorado surprisingly good on road
Buffs sport better record away from home than at Coors Events Center
February 21, 2001
By Gary Bedore Colorado is no longer road kill in men’s basketball. The Buffs, who in the early 1990s made national news by losing 28 straight conference road games, actually are better on the road than at home in Big 12 Conference play this season.
Seven Days’ a lot like ‘Left Behind’
February 21, 2001
Tonight’s “Seven Days” (7 p.m., UPN) takes a page or two from the bestselling “Left Behind” book-video-movie franchise and its popular take on the Book of Revelations. “Star Trek: Voyager” star Robert Picardo appears in an episode that should be titled “Apocalypse Now, Or Later?”
Briefcase
February 21, 2001
Farmers to share $500 million in aid N.Y. Times to sell issues via Internet Northeast utilities ink $1.4 billion deal Treasury rates rise in weekly auction
Health briefs
February 21, 2001
Tyson announces recall of prepared chicken Anti-cancer vaccine undergoes testing Fetus burials proposed
Horoscopes
February 21, 2001
FSHS soccer meeting
February 21, 2001
Baseball canceled
February 21, 2001
Kansas University’s scheduled season home baseball opener on Tuesday was canceled because of cold weather.
Sheffield’s ploy all about money
Irony is that Dodgers did everything they could for Sheffield, and he responds by sticking them up
February 21, 2001
Gary Sheffield always has been recognized as one of the great three-tool players in baseball.
Mavs lose Nelson’s return
Dallas coach yuks it up before 119-109 loss
February 21, 2001
Shaquille O’Neal played along with Don Nelson’s pregame plan by clowning around with a red foam nose. He wasn’t as cooperative after tipoff.
Iowa State back on track against Texas, 87-47
February 21, 2001
Iowa State was looking to take out its frustration after two straight road losses. Texas had the misfortune of being in the way.
Daily ticker
February 21, 2001
Free State girls slam O-North
Full-court pressure paces Firebirds’ 63-26 victory
February 21, 2001
By Robert Sinclair At one point during Free State High’s girls basketball game at Olathe North, a point scored by the Eagles was awarded to the Firebirds on the scoreboard.
Saddam threatens holy war
U.S. air strikes serve to strengthen Iraqi, Palestinian ties
February 21, 2001
Trying to work his way free of the U.N. sanctions against his country and back toward center stage in Middle East politics, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is again proclaiming himself the leader of an Arab crusade against Israel and the United States.
High-tech ovens
February 21, 2001
What will speed-cook ovens cook? Anything you can cook in a regular oven, as long as it fits. Many are smaller than conventional ovens.
Democrats weigh campaign reform
February 21, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group Earlier this month, when the Democratic National Committee met in Washington to install Clinton fund-raiser Terry McAuliffe as its new chairman, there was a moment, which went largely unreported, that sheds light on the coming congressional debate on campaign-finance reform.