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Bush completes Cabinet; Graves passed over
January 2, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 3:52 p.m.) President-elect Bush named a Democrat to his Cabinet on Tuesday, choosing Norman Y. Mineta to become his secretary of transportation after serving as President Clinton’s secretary of commerce. Friends of Kansas Gov. Bill Graves had been lobbying for Graves as transportation secretary.
LHS to host KC Rockhurst
January 2, 2001
The Lions, making their home debut for the 2000-01 season, haven’t played since a 63-55 loss to Free State on Dec. 19. Meanwhile, Rockhurst is at midseason form, having played 11 games, including three last week at the William Jewell tournament.
On the money - Getting into bonds
January 2, 2001
When the stock market soars, interest in bonds generally stagnates. But when the market runs into rough waters, bonds usually get a good second look.
Briefcase
January 2, 2001
Famous have hard time predicting future Tyson to buy IBP Inc Employees welcome perks Financial markets closed
The big question
Prenuptial contract can save future heartache
January 2, 2001
A premarital agreement was the last thing on Elizabeth Burke’s mind when the young widow with two children wed a second time. “I was in love, the kids adored him, and the his-mine-and-ours of it never occurred to me until the breakup three years later, when he wanted my house and the boy’s college fund set up by their dad,” she recalls. In retrospect, she says, “A prenuptial agreement may not be romantic but can save heartache later on.”
Michigan’s Big 3 doom Auburn
Thomas, Henson, Terrell carry Wolverines
January 2, 2001
Michigan has been spoiled rotten with its big-play receiver, dominating running back and efficiency expert quarterback.
Williams visits team before Rose
Paralyzed player watches from box
January 2, 2001
Tears rolled down Curtis Williams’ cheeks. Several of his Washington teammates had tears in their eyes, too.
Kansas remains seventh
January 2, 2001
Michigan State was No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week Monday and the defending national champion will be on top as conference play gets under way.
Tennessee women still No. 2 behind UConn
January 2, 2001
Tennessee was missing when The Associated Press released its first women’s basketball poll in 1976.
Broncos’ Anderson honored
Running back named AP offensive player of year
January 2, 2001
Going from third-string behind two 1,000-yard rushers to rookie of the year is a long shot. Then again, so is much of what Mike Anderson has achieved.
Sideline
January 2, 2001
Olson’s wife dies Utah coach admitted to hospital Hingis, Kournikova split
Football flourishing in Florida
Gators, Hurricanes, Seminoles hope to boost image of Sunshine State
January 2, 2001
To most football fans in Florida, there’s no doubt about who’s No. 1: their state. As a football hotbed, the Sunshine State may be unsurpassed. The year begins with Florida at the center of the football universe, providing a badly needed boost to the state’s image, tarnished by news events in 2000.
Action set to clean Lake Afton
January 2, 2001
A group of volunteers hopes to clean up Lake Afton before the state steps in and forces Sedgwick County to take action. Lake Afton Park draws about 300,000 visitors a year, making it one of the most popular fishing, boating, camping and swimming spots the county.
Blue-collar job wages, hours dip
January 2, 2001
Blue-collar workers aren’t getting as many hours or as much pay as they did a year ago, a statewide study shows.
The trap of passing the buck
January 2, 2001
By Bill Ferguson Warner Robins (Ga.) Daily Sun I almost skipped right over the story. I almost didn’t bother to read about the most recent case of a guy walking into his place of employment and shooting a bunch of his co-workers to death in cold blood. Again. It just seemed like I had read the same story so many times that it wasn’t really “news” anymore.
Voting procedures must be uniform, fair
January 2, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer Several weeks ago, I promised myself I would never write another column on the Gore-Bush election.
Economic future full of unknowns
January 2, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group
New park focus
January 2, 2001
J-W Editorials City officials would be wise to focus parks and recreation funds on smaller projects rather than an expensive “signature” park.
Roland Farmer
January 2, 2001
D. Howard Elliott
January 2, 2001
Gladys Torrens
January 2, 2001
On the record
January 2, 2001
Briefly
January 2, 2001
LMH class to teach infant care skills Selective Service Web site adds change of address page Health department to have voucher pickup Workshop to teach relaxation, massage
Morning fire destroys Pinckney home
January 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig A Monday morning fire destroyed a two-story home in the Pinckney neighborhood. Firefighters arrived at 440 Ala. at 7:08 a.m., just four minutes after dispatchers received the alarm.
Intel joins MP3 market
January 2, 2001
Intel Corp. wants to bring music to your ears and not just the five-chime logo that accompanies its television commercials.
Country Music Hall of Fame closes to make way for bigger museum
January 2, 2001
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which for 33 years has told the cultural story behind country music, closed its doors for good Sunday.
University group aims to clean up the language in 2001
January 2, 2001
Chad, be gone.
Americans plunge into 2001
Swims, parades and football games usher in new millennium
January 2, 2001
It’s a tradition that had defied common sense and cold weather for 99 years, but that didn’t stop the L Street Brownies swim club from plunging into the near-freezing Atlantic Ocean on Monday.
Volkswalkers get early start on new year
Brisk morning temperatures don’t deter hardy souls who got 2001 off on the right foot
January 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Despite single-digit temperatures Monday morning, 20 people donned extra layers of clothing, hats, gloves and scarves for exercise and enjoyment. The group braved the brisk weather to take part in the second annual New Year’s Day Volkswalk, organized by the Free State Walkers of Lawrence. The 10-kilometer walk began at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and took participants across the Kansas River, through Buford M. Watson Jr. Park and by Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Bombing won’t kill attempt at peace
Palestinian leader to talk with Clinton
January 2, 2001
After a car bomb exploded in a coastal Israeli city injuring dozens, Yasser Arafat on Monday agreed to go to Washington for what Palestinians called a last try at a peace breakthrough before President Clinton leaves office in three weeks.
Oklahoma prepares for record month of executions
January 2, 2001
The already busy death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is about to log its busiest month ever. But not even a record eight executions causes much stir in this strongly pro-death penalty state.
Detroit officials open time capsule from 1901
January 2, 2001
Letters sealed in a copper box 100 years ago show that 19th-century Detroiters were amazed at what had already been accomplished, but even more excited about what the future would bring.
Winter tightens grip on southeastern U.S.
January 2, 2001
Light snow and freezing temperatures stretched across wide areas of the South on Monday, capping a long holiday weekend of cold that sent unwary motorists sliding and made windshield scrapers a hot commodity in northern Florida.
Ex-husband works to turn family against former wife
January 2, 2001
Beavers hammer Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl
Oregon State completes turnaround by handing Fighting Irish one of worst bowl losses in their storied history
January 2, 2001
Oregon State’s remarkable rise from pitiful to powerhouse is complete.
Underdogs pulling off playoff victories
Home field, defense critical factors in wild card games
January 2, 2001
After a season of contradictions, the wild-card weekend was no different.
Miami’s Davis should make up mind
Does coach want to go to NFL or stay in college? Waffling is embarrassing university
January 2, 2001
If Butch Davis would be happier in the NFL, by all means he should go there. It would be better for him. It would be better for the University of Miami.
Wildcats stuff Vols
Kansas State tops Tennessee, 35-21
January 2, 2001
In his 25th and final start as the Kansas State quarterback, Jonathan Beasley gave Wildcats fans reason to remember him as more than the player who replaced Michael Bishop.
KU team to examine aquifer
Geologists to measure western Kansas’ prime water source
January 2, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Water specialists are starting their annual measurement of irrigation wells in western Kansas at a time of heightened awareness about the limits of the state’s groundwater resources. A task force recently reported to Gov. Bill Graves that Kansas needs to change its “use-it-or-lose-it” mentality about groundwater.
Jackson announces campaign against Ashcroft
January 2, 2001
Civil rights groups will publicly confront Democratic senators and demand that they vote against their former Republican colleague, John Ashcroft, for attorney general, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson said Monday.
Set switch has Bostwick spinning
Spin City’ mayor now rules New York from Los Angeles
January 2, 2001
Randall Winston is still mayor of New York City, but his office has moved out of town.
Pastor’s gift to congregation keeps on giving
January 2, 2001
By any measure, Lisa Panzica was struggling.
People
January 2, 2001
Celebrity wedding Hot rod auction Production values Talking too much
World event lacks world-class field
PGA dips to 104th in rankings to fill 64 spots for Match Play Championship
January 2, 2001
This is one World Golf Championship where introductions are in order.
T-Wolves hammer Houston
January 2, 2001
Terrell Brandon had an excuse for his poor start Monday.
Jayhawks await Big 12
January 2, 2001
By Gary Bedore Always a tough taskmaster, Roy Williams gives his Kansas basketball players high marks for their efforts during the nonconference season. “What are we, 11-1? You have to be pleased with that,” Williams said, assessing the squad’s performance heading into Saturday’s Big 12 opener at Texas Tech.
Hollywood curbs movie ads
January 2, 2001
By Joanne Jacobs San Jose Mercury News editorial board More amazing than the stardom of Adam Sandler, stranger than the plot of “Bagger Vance,” comes this story ripped from the headlines of the Los Angeles Times: “Studios Reduce Marketing of Violent Movies to Teens.”
Lawrence briefs
January 2, 2001
Newborn rings in 2001 Police arrest four people for DWI on New Year’s Kingman driver is state’s first traffic fatality of 2001
Suspects in St. Lucia church attack say God told them to do it
January 2, 2001
Two men who attacked worshippers in a cathedral on this small Caribbean island, setting them ablaze and killing an Irish nun, told police they were sent by God to combat corruption in the Roman Catholic Church.
Study: Health not helped by just cutting back on smoking
January 2, 2001
Your New Year’s resolution was to cut back on cigarettes this year, hoping to lower those nasty health risks. Don’t be too sure simply smoking less will truly improve your health.
Vick flashes old form in Gator
Quarterback sparks Virginia Tech to 41-20 rout of Clemson
January 2, 2001
If the Gator Bowl were the final game of quarterback Michael Vick’s career at Virginia Tech, he went out a winner.
Huskies rosy
QB’s return lifts UW over Purdue
January 2, 2001
Because Marques Tuiasosopo came back, Washington didn’t need a comeback in the Rose Bowl.
Brewer lifts Gamecocks to 24-7 win over OSU
January 2, 2001
Ryan Brewer didn’t fit the mold of an Ohio State tailback, so he wound up at South Carolina.
Miami sets its sights on title share
Coach plays down national implications
January 2, 2001
Miami coach Butch Davis claims a one-point win would be fine and the result of the Florida State-Oklahoma game does not concern him in the least.
Peltier defense
January 2, 2001
Governor’s contest in 2002 wide open
Speculation begins about possible candidates
January 2, 2001
It seems a trifle early to talk about who wants to be governor in 2002, but not for anybody who’s considering it or even thinking about considering it.
World briefs
January 2, 2001
Belated Y2K bug hits new trains Arms deal with U.S. worth $2 billion
Residents don’t want to lose lake
City administrators say there are no plans yet to sell the small body of water
January 2, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Longtime Baldwin residents have fond memories of fishing, picnicking and walking around the small city-owned lake outside of town. There’s been some talk that the city may sell the lake on 54 acres of land about two miles southeast of the city limits. A recent appraisal, requested by the city council, estimated its value a little less than $3,600 per acre.
Dairy farm solves its waste problem
System offers long-term benefits
January 2, 2001
Most farmers consider themselves stewards of the land, dedicated to preserving the soil and water for the next generations.
Horoscopes
January 2, 2001
New year dawns with hope for future
Turning of the calendar opens up a world of possibilities
January 2, 2001
High spirits. Soaring hopes. A plea for peace and shock after a night of terror.
Parents put off college savings
Experts: High income must sacrifice spending
January 2, 2001
Admittedly, it’s been tough times for investors, but those who’ve been in the market for more than a year or two still should be feeling thankful. They’ve got more money in their stocks and mutual funds, to say nothing about their retirement programs.
George Bates
January 2, 2001
Lawmaker takes aim at AG
Representative questions legality of group begun by Stovall
January 2, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Wichita lawmaker is calling for an inquiry into the legality of a $75 million health care foundation started by Kansas Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall. “I’ve looked into this, and I don’t see where she has the authority to do what she did,” said Rep. Tony Powell, a conservative Republican. “This is an end run around the Legislature.”
Mount Vernon marks emancipation day
January 2, 2001
Fredericksburg, Va., truck driver Brian Cachie looked on quietly Monday as Irene Alexander placed flowers on a boxwood wreath to mark the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s emancipation of her slave ancestors.
State legislatures face taxing sessions
Tax issues, redistricting and budget issues will bring politics closer to home
January 2, 2001
Here come the lawmakers, proposals in hand to craft genetic policy, improve taxes, toughen crime laws and don’t forget plans to reform the nation’s election system.
News briefs
January 2, 2001
House explosion kills couple Avalanche kills father, son Trooper killed in hit-and-run Trip to China completed
Baltimore hoping for encore
Ravens only visiting team to defeat Titans at Adelphia Coliseum
January 2, 2001
If the road to the Super Bowl travels through Tennessee, the Baltimore Ravens know they can win there.
City commission
January 2, 2001
Drake rallies past No. 15 Bears
Bulldogs’ late surge sinks Southwest Missouri State, 66-63
January 2, 2001
Drake played its best against No. 15 Southwest Missouri State just when things looked the worst.