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Kansas escapes from Lincoln: 78-74
February 25, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 4:48 p.m.) A frenzy of fouls in the final seconds accounted for the last of KU’s points. Nebraska’s Cookie Belcher hit a three-pointer with under three seconds left to close within four points. However, the final seconds ticked off harmlessly, and KU managed to leave Lincoln with a win.
National briefs
February 25, 2001
Pedestrians killed in DWI accident WWII airman’s ashes finally buried at home Black militant’s funeral runs through Harlem
National briefs
February 25, 2001
Hells Angels leader indicted in drug case Police break up Mardi Gras party
Arts notes
February 25, 2001
Denver museum to show Ikats Durer woodcuts shown at seminary Ballroom dancing group to start in Topeka
Capitals extend unbeaten streak to 12
February 25, 2001
The Carolina Hurricanes came away from a 2-1 loss to Washington wishing they were more like the Capitals.
Serbia arrests chief of Milosevic’s secret service
February 25, 2001
Police have arrested the man who served as secret service chief for Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia’s justice minister said Saturday a move that could signal Yugoslavia’s leaders are preparing to arrest Milosevic himself.
California deals for power lines
February 25, 2001
In an important step toward easing California’s electricity crisis, Gov. Gray Davis has reached a basic agreement with Southern California Edison to acquire the utility’s portion of the state’s power transmission grid.
World briefs
February 25, 2001
Dead Chechens found at Russian military site Quake rattles northeast coast Election violence claims 5 more lives
Movie palace finds new home in mall
February 25, 2001
The Glenwood Theatre hasn’t seen its last screening yet. It’s just moving to a new venue. The former Metcalf Theatre in the Metcalf South Shopping Center will reopen later this year as the new Glenwood, named in honor of the beloved Overland Park movie palace that came down last fall.
Compromise may keep kidnapping trial near home
February 25, 2001
Federal prosecutors have offered a compromise to a judge deciding where Keith D. Nelson will be tried on charges of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the death of a 10-year-old Kansas girl.
Campaign war chests top $1.5 million
February 25, 2001
Fewer than four months have passed since the last general election, but Kansans in Congress already have $1.5 million socked away for major races in 2002 even though some remain undecided about which offices they will seek.
Arrogance shows on missile defense
February 25, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group One of the most appealing aspects of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign was his vow that an America under his leadership would in its posture toward other nations be strong but humble.
Breach of promise
February 25, 2001
J-W Editorial It’s good that at least one legislator is reminding the state of its obligation to state universities. “We have breached our agreement with the regents,” State Sen. David Adkins, R-Leawood, said this week.
The Motley Fool
February 25, 2001
Name that company A year of living foolishly
Briefcase
February 25, 2001
Working elders less likely to end up in nursing homes Welcome change at your own risk Name that company
Choice between home-equity, 401(k) loans is complex
February 25, 2001
Which option should you choose for borrowing $10,000 for home improvements? First is a home-equity loan. The other is a loan against my 401(k) with an interest rate of 1 percent over prime. Either way, you plan to pay off the loan over five years.
Tax software aims for user-friendliness
Intuit’s TurboTax, H&R Block’s Kiplinger TaxCut add features to make filing easier this year
February 25, 2001
If tax-preparation day makes your desk look like a hurricane hit receipts and tax forms scattered about, eraser residue covering your clothes and coffee cups piled up in the corner there’s a better way.
Ottawa draws distribution
Lawrence area still searching for ‘target’ industry
February 25, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lou Atherton’s been wooing, cajoling and coaxing companies into town for a decade now, but only recently welcomed a new wrinkle into his economic-development pitch. Luck.
Figurines had utilitarian use
February 25, 2001
Think back to the 18th century, and imagine the smells that must have existed in a society with little plumbing, no refrigeration for food and a tradition of infrequent bathing and laundering.
Envelope marks college milestone
February 25, 2001
Mother rushes to judgment about coach’s behavior
February 25, 2001
Horoscopes
February 25, 2001
Jayhawks special to Olympians
KU basketball team spends time with Special Olympics athletes
February 25, 2001
Athletic coaches encounter frustrations most of us never realize, although they have no corner on the market for troubling undercurrents. Imagine what a good doctor, minister or college chancellor encounters while making his or her appointed rounds.
Duke slips past Wake Forest
Illinois, Michigan State keep pace in Big Ten race
February 25, 2001
Chris Duhon has had to wait his turn behind a lineup of star players for No. 4 Duke. The freshman’s moment came Saturday.
Gordon pays tribute to Earnhardt, wins pole for Dura Lube 400
February 25, 2001
Jeff Gordon walked into the media center at North Carolina Speedway after winning the pole Saturday for the Dura Lube 400, wearing a baseball cap with a big No. 3 on the front.
KU’s Morris takes second in heptathlon
February 25, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track teams both placed ninth at the Big 12 Indoor track and field championships Saturday at Devaney Center. The Jayhawk men totaled 46 points 7.5 points behind sixth-place Missouri. Nebraska won with 124 points. KU’s women totaled 32 points. Nebraska won with 143.5.
Bertie Puckett
February 25, 2001
Blending Constitution and common sense
February 25, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group The Supreme Court has not yet granted certiorari, agreeing to hear Zachary Hood’s case. However, this Wednesday the court will hear arguments in another case which, if sensibly decided, might effectively refute the Medford, N.J., public school that considered Zachary’s literary tastes in first grade unconstitutional.
Pinks and greens
Petunias and squash grow well in Kansas soil
February 25, 2001
By Carol Boncella What would a sunny garden be without those cheery little flowers that we call petunias? With more than 40 species of petunias to choose from and with growth habits that range from erect to spreading, gardeners generally have no trouble finding a spot for these carefree annuals in their garden.
Arts notes
February 25, 2001
Festival focuses on children’s literature Spring antique show and sale at fairgrounds Tribute to Sherbon in Dance magazine Local author to talk about WWII experiences Orth’s works combine art and technology Symphony to perform diverse concert
Grawer propels Missouri
Tigers trip Baylor, 69-59; Rush could return Monday
February 25, 2001
Once again, Brian Grawer filled an offensive void for Missouri. The senior guard scored 18 points on six three-pointers in his home finale in a 69-59 victory over Baylor on Saturday.
Vizquel, Tribe working on extension
Milwaukee signs Sexson, Jenkins to four-year contracts
February 25, 2001
While Gary Sheffield and Frank Thomas still aren’t happy with their contracts, Omar Vizquel is close to signing an extension with Cleveland and two Milwaukee sluggers got new deals Saturday.
National briefs
February 25, 2001
Lawmakers consider bill to delay divorce Steam turbine blast kills one worker Professors’ murder suspect extradited Ornery elephant dies at zoo for the unwanted
Tax cut, spending increase part of Bush plan
February 25, 2001
President Bush is ready to ship Congress an outline of his $1.9 trillion federal budget for next year, which he says will prove there is room for a big tax cut and other priorities. Democrats beg to differ.
Shelter should stay put, city’s homeless argue
February 25, 2001
By Joel Mathis The roof over John’s head is a Salvation Army gymnasium. John has no home of his own. He recently got a job painting apartments, but he can’t yet pay for his own place. “I’ve slept there almost every night this year,” he said of the Salvation Army.
Travel briefs
February 25, 2001
New York City tolls are set to increase Tickets on sale for Nenana Ice Classic St. Louis museum opens van Gogh exhibit France still No.1 destination for travelers Commuters can catch TV along with ride
Plumbing industry put on display
Massachusetts museum flushes out trade’s history
February 25, 2001
The puns are irresistible at the American Sanitary Plumbing Museum, which flushes out the history of toilets, sewers and all manner of indoor plumbing.
Sunflower State has been home for half-century
February 25, 2001
By Calder Pickett Fifty years ago this September we came to Kansas. We had been living in Denver, where I had taught at the university, and because my future seemed bleak there I had put my name in the job hopper of the Association for Education in Journalism.
Play explores basic lessons of life
February 25, 2001
By Jan Biles When Don Schawang was reading and thinking about directing the musical adaptation of Robert Fulghum’s book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” he was afraid he might find the script too syrupy.
Slips of the tongue spark smiles
February 25, 2001
By Roger Martin I’ve been writing too many heavy commentaries lately. This winter’s been so ugly that people might just start jumping out of windows if I keep going in this vein.
Armchair essays trek to offbeat places
February 25, 2001
Mike Tidwell doesn’t seek the usual, well-trod paths of the typical tourist. Instead, he finds the out-of-the-way places that most people have never heard of, let alone been to.
People
February 25, 2001
Celine awarded celinedion.com Horror-meister back online Making her folks proud Movie stars go up in smoke
Orlando blitzes Birmingham, 30-6
February 25, 2001
Defensive end Bill Duff scored on a 48-yard fumble return as the Orlando Rage improved to 4-0 with a 30-6 victory over Birmingham on Saturday night in the XFL.
Wesley wins another
Charlotte snaps Philadelphia’s six-game sizz, 86-85
February 25, 2001
David Wesley’s never been the type of player a team designs final shots for. The Charlotte Hornets are changing that. Wesley hit a three-pointer with 5.9 seconds to play Saturday night to lift the Hornets to an 86-85 victory over Philadelphia, snapping the 76ers’ six-game winning streak.
Segregation divided but didn’t conquer city
February 25, 2001
By Bill Snead Ed Salisbury has lived in Lawrence since 1908, and unlike some folks his age he remembers an awful lot about the people in his hometown. At 95 he’s got a better memory than most bill collectors.
Civilian control
February 25, 2001
Spraying now can help control peach leaf curl later
February 25, 2001
By Bruce Chladny It is still a little early to think about picking ripe peaches off trees. However, it is not too early to consider control of peach leaf curl. Peach leaf curl is a fungal disease that infects both peaches and nectarines.
Charitable remainder trust may beat alimony agreement
February 25, 2001
Recession fears advance
Economic downturn could hurt older workers
February 25, 2001
He operated a successful video production company for 14 years, but now Richard Krantz is looking for a job in his old field: journalism.
Bodine’s gamble pays
Late pit stop enables winner to pass Green
February 25, 2001
Todd Bodine gambled on a late stop and it resulted in a victory Saturday in the ALLTEL 200 Busch Series race at North Carolina Speedway.
Briefs
February 25, 2001
The state of jazz
Cutting-edge musicians headline KU festival
February 25, 2001
By Jan Biles Dan Gailey, director of jazz studies at Kansas University, sees a split coming. On one side are the Wynton Marsalises of the jazz world, or the neo-traditionalists who want to define jazz in a way that excludes some contemporary and innovative artists.
Knights roll
February 25, 2001
Kansas City, the hottest team in ABA 2000, beat the Memphis Houn’Dawgs, 108-95, on Saturday at Kemper Arena to increase its winning streak to five games.
Wichita State bumps Bradley
February 25, 2001
O.J. Robinson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Terrell Benton added 14 points as Wichita State defeated Bradley 69-55 Saturday night.
Simien picked for McDonald’s Game
February 25, 2001
By Gary Bedore Leavenworth High power forward Wayne Simien is a McDonald’s All-American. Simien, a 6-foot-8 senior who will play college basketball at Kansas University, has been picked to play in the annual McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game, set for 8 p.m., March 28, at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Oklahoma State turns back ‘Cats, 52-47
February 25, 2001
At this stage of the season, Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton isn’t worried about style points. “I’ve had games in my 41 years where we played lights out and got beat,” Sutton said. “I’d rather have a game like this and win.”
Maryland slips past Sooners
February 25, 2001
Burdened by sore feet and three fouls, Juan Dixon reached halftime without a point. Dixon tossed his new shoes aside, laced up his old sneakers and just like that, Maryland’s leading scorer reverted to form.
Drivers leery of HANS device
February 25, 2001
Increased safety dominated conversation in the NASCAR garage Saturday, but many of the drivers calling for it still aren’t willing to use a controversial new device in today’s race.
Cleaves’ brother buried
February 25, 2001
Detroit Pistons players and politicians were among the thousands to brave the freezing rain and snow Saturday to attend a funeral for Mateen Cleaves’ slain brother.
Vancouver still without new home
With deadline for application to relocate looming, Grizzlies’ next stop not apparent
February 25, 2001
With the deadline to find a new home only five days away, the owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies said there’s no clear favorite among the six cities he’s considering.
Spring practices open Monday for LHSFSHS
February 25, 2001
Practices for all spring high school sports are scheduled to begin on Monday.
KU rowers shine
February 25, 2001
Kansas University’s Beth Hickey and Beth Olson placed first and second in the women’s under-20 open weight race at Saturday’s Kansas Open Indoor rowing championships at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas pummels Arizona State, slips to Stanford
February 25, 2001
Kansas University’s softball team split with two top-10 teams Saturday afternoon at the Leadoff Classic. The Jayhawks defeated No. 6 Arizona State, 7-1, to qualify for the Gold Championship Bracket the elimination bracket for the top eight teams after pool play but later were clipped by No. 9 Stanford, 6-4, during bracket play.
Jayhawks squander five-run lead in Big 12 opener
February 25, 2001
Oklahoma huffed, and it puffed and it blew Kansas University’s baseball team down. Playing in blustery weather conditions, the Jayhawks couldn’t hold leads of 3-0 and 8-3 as they dropped their Big 12 opener Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Cyclones’ seniors go out in style
February 25, 2001
Senior Day left Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly a wreck, and he wasn’t the one who had to give a speech. No. 10 Iowa State sent its four seniors out as winners on Saturday, beating Texas A&M 82-61 in the Cyclones’ final regular-season home game.
White won’t be back
Injury-plagued junior scores 11 in home finale
February 25, 2001
Emotions were running high Saturday afternoon for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, but no one showed it more than fourth-year junior Nikki White.
Love in front in Nissan Open
Pavin tied for second at rainy Riviera course
February 25, 2001
Not long after slipping on his rain gear and hitting his first tee shot through a cold, steady rain, Davis Love III knew exactly what he had to do Saturday in the Nissan Open. Get in the lead, and stay in the lead.
Three city wrestlers second
February 25, 2001
The city of Lawrence will have to wait at least one more year for another state wrestling champion. Lawrence came oh so close Saturday to producing a gold medalist in wrestling for the first time since 1978.
Texas cruises past ISU, 94-78
February 25, 2001
Maurice Evans scored 28 points and Texas, the Big 12’s worst shooting team, took advantage of hot streaks from the floor and foul line as the Longhorns rolled to a shockingly easy 94-78 win over No. 6 Iowa State on Saturday night.
A&M tops Tech
February 25, 2001
Bernard King scored 18 points to lead Texas A&M to a 62-52 victory over Texas Tech Saturday night.
Ex-KU standout dies
February 25, 2001
Julio Meade, a former Kansas University track co-captain and All-American, apparently died by his own hand on Friday.
Fugitive financier defends pardon
February 25, 2001
Fugitive financier Marc Rich, whose 11th-hour pardon by former President Clinton has caused a wave of controversy, spoke out for the first time Saturday, describing the pardon as a “humanitarian act.”
Coming soon to a theater near you: $10 movie tickets
February 25, 2001
Want to get your fill of “Chocolat”? See who gets eaten in “Hannibal”? That’ll be $10, please. That’s right. In a city where Broadway shows can cost $100 and a meal at the Alain Ducasse restaurant goes for $250 per person, the age of the $10 movie will be ushered into Manhattan on March 2.
Marilyn Monroe nudes likely to bring $1 million
February 25, 2001
Of all the photos ever taken of Marilyn Monroe, early nudes that graced the pages of Playboy magazine and helped launch her to stardom are among the most famous.
O Brother,’ what a soundtrack
Coen Brothers movie sparks revival in early country music
February 25, 2001
Old-style country music is making a sudden and surprising move onto country music charts, helped by Hollywood’s marketing muscle.
Ministers emphasized positive contributions
February 25, 2001
In 1911, five years after Ed Salisbury was born, a Lawrence judge stated that Lawrence was a city of crime and was particularly upset at bootleggers in the “bottoms,” referring to the black population.
Powell met with accord
Secretary well-received on first overseas trip
February 25, 2001
In an amicable first meeting Saturday, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov pledged a constructive approach to dealing with Iraq, missile defenses and other points of policy discord.
Repeat offenders dodge DUI law
Legislators try again to close loophole
February 25, 2001
By Dave Ranney Two-and-a-half years ago, a Topeka police officer noticed Jon Hybskmann’s Chevrolet Suburban parked at 3:55 a.m. in an otherwise-empty lot. Its lights were on, the windshield wipers were flapping back and forth. The engine was running.
Gay caucus forms in state
Many lawmakers welcome addition; others disagree
February 25, 2001
A new Democratic Party caucus will keep two membership lists an “out” list and a “not out” list. A Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender caucus met for the first time on Saturday during Kansas Democrats’ annual Washington Days festivities.
Kansas ranks low in gas well inspectors
February 25, 2001
Kansas is among the leading states in the number of salt caverns used to store natural gas. But the state has fewer people to regulate them than nearly any other state.
Wrecks send 5 to hospital
February 25, 2001
By Kevin Bates Two people were recovering from minor injuries Saturday after two early morning vehicle accidents sent five victims to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Huskers hope to be at their best for Jayhawks
February 25, 2001
By Gary Bedore It looks as if it’s the NIT or nothing for Nebraska University’s men’s basketball team. The Cornhuskers (13-13, 6-7 Big 12) suffered a crushing 65-64 loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday night before just 2,500 fans at the Red Raiders’ United Spirit Arena. That loss will not impress NCAA Tournament committee members.
Amyx services
February 25, 2001
Deann Trigg
February 25, 2001
Opposed to government, ‘radical’ still runs for office
February 25, 2001
Phillip Anstine objects to seeing gold fringe on a U.S. Flag. He supports the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security, social and corporate welfare, public education, farm subsidies, affirmative action, minimum-wage and drug prohibition laws.
On the record
February 25, 2001
Lawrence and regional briefs
February 25, 2001
Second twin gets life for killing elderly couple Water committee to have public meeting Women, heart disease part of KU MedWest class
Heavy rains lead to one area death
February 25, 2001
A Manhattan man drowned while his wife and son made it to safety as flood waters swept their car off a bridge.
Briefly
February 25, 2001
Police called to campus fight Society shows off animals Power outage strikes city
How convenient
February 25, 2001
Only one winner in pardon deal
February 25, 2001
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group When your case can be boiled down to the excuse that “the Jews made me do it,” you should know you are in real trouble. But the thought never seems to occur to Bill Clinton any more than it does to Yasser Arafat.
Software options abound for helping taxpayers
February 25, 2001
Here’s a rundown of computer software packages to help taxpayers prepare and file returns.
Joy of Singing’ concert today at Lied Center
February 25, 2001
The seventh annual “Joy of Singing” concert will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lied Center.
Resident input will help rank nursing homes in Oklahoma
February 25, 2001
State health officials hope information gathered from surveys of Oklahoma’s senior citizens will help them rank the state’s 425 nursing homes.
Garden show features orchids, HGTV speakers
February 25, 2001
The Wichita Garden Show will be held Wednesday through March 4 at Century II Conventio Center, 225 W. Douglas. More than 250 commercial and educational booths will feature the latest products for gardening, with experts on hand to answer questions.
Audience carried away by ‘Peter Pan’
February 25, 2001
By Jan Biles What does Peter Pan do when the flying harness malfunctions? Wing it, of course. Friday night, actress Shorey Walker was faced with that dilemma during the performance of “Peter Pan” at the nearly sold-out Lied Center.
Trends
February 25, 2001
Polymer, heal thyself Going coastal
Reflections of a Southern boy
Jimmy Carter remembers days of segregation
February 25, 2001
Each work day, “an hour before daylight,” a middle-aged black man who “invariably wore clean overalls, knee-high rubber boots, and a straw hat” would ring a big, iron farm bell.
Just what the doctor ordered
Physicians take their own advice when they come down with a cold or the flu
February 25, 2001
By Jim Baker The next time you’re feeling lousy with a bad winter cold, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. Doctors get sick, too. Their noses run, their throats get scratchy and they have to take to bed just like the rest of us.
Senior sadness - Missouri 69, Kansas 55
Tigers spoil day for KU women
February 25, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University was a team that could ill-afford a case of the Senior Day jitters. The Jayhawks’ three outgoing women’s basketball seniors Jaclyn Johnson, Jennifer Jackson and Brooke Reves and departing fourth-year junior Nikki White struggled mightily early Saturday. v
Pilot chronicles WWII experiences in honor of ‘real heroes’
February 25, 2001
By Kevin Bates Dick Hewitt doesn’t like to discuss how many German fighters he shot down over Europe during World War II. The war wasn’t about him, he said. It was about the men who didn’t come back and what they fought for.
Sawyer named Democratic chairman
February 25, 2001
Tom Sawyer won a second term Saturday as state Democratic chairman, ending a sometimes bitter confrontation between labor unions and elected officials about the party’s leadership.
Senior breaks silence about AIDS in elderly
February 25, 2001
By Terry Rombeck At 65, with a wrinkled face and gray hair, Jane Fowler isn’t your typical HIV poster child. She grew up during an era when people didn’t talk about sexually transmitted diseases, they whispered about them. That’s why, after being diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS, she decided to speak out.
Merchant of Venice’ explores moral issues
February 25, 2001
By George Gurley “One would have to be blind, deaf, and dumb not to recognize that Shakespeare’s grand, equivocal comedy ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is nevertheless a profoundly anti-Semitic work, ” wrote Harold Bloom in “Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human.”
Mr. Language is consumed by commas
February 25, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald It is with great decrepitude that we present another episode of “Ask Mister Language Person,” the column that was recently voted “Best American Grammar Column in America” by a panel of Florida voters who were actually trying to order Chinese food.