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January 3, 2001
Dullea to receive 2001 award Queen comforts fire victims Real men don’t do what? Special honor to go to Jackson Orchestra member dies after solo
School board member files for re-election
January 3, 2001
Lawrence school board member Leni Salkind filed Tuesday for re-election to a second term.
LHS Girls to host Shawnee Miege
January 3, 2001
The Lions, still searching for their first home win of the season, haven’t played since a 57-55 loss to Free State on Dec. 15. LHS junior forward Mandy Amyx averages 17.5 points a game to rank fifth in the Sunflower League.
Church worker charged in sex case
Bond increased for Lawrence man held for child molestation
January 3, 2001
By Mike Belt A Tonganoxie church youth leader was charged Tuesday in Douglas County District Court with 11 counts alleging that he sexually abused five boys during the past three years. Appearing before Judge Peggy Kittle by closed-circuit television from the Douglas County Jail, the 33-year-old Lawrence man said little and kept his head down through most of the hearing.
Social service caseloads drive spending decisions
January 3, 2001
Proposals drafted by Gov. Bill Graves call for spending an extra $33.7 million over 18 months on foster care, adoption services and medical care for the poor. The new money would account for increases in the number of children and poor families expected to use those services.
Tobacco settlement money headed for Douglas County
January 3, 2001
By Dave Ranney Children’s programs in Douglas County will soon reap the benefits of the state’s $1.6 billion settlement with the nation’s tobacco companies. By week’s end, the Success By 6 Coalition within the Lawrence Partnership for Children and Youth will receive the first installment of a $192,778 grant from the Kansas Children’s Cabinet.
Goalie scores
Montreal’s Theodore tallies rare goal
January 3, 2001
Jose Theodore became the sixth NHL goalie to score a goal in a regular-season game, and stopped all 32 shots he faced as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 3-0 Tuesday night.
KU’s Gregory hopes to lead by example
Forward ‘learned ropes’ from likes of ex-Jayhawks Pierce, LaFrentz, Bradford
January 3, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kenny Gregory learned a thing or two about leadership in his first three years on Kansas University’s basketball team. “I’ve definitely been able to learn the ropes from being around some great players Paul Pierce, Raef LaFrentz, Nick Bradford,” said Gregory, KU’s senior small forward from Columbus, Ohio.
Catchings borrows jersey, sparks No. 2 Tennessee to win over No. 9 Rutgers
January 3, 2001
Tamika Catchings can run, but she can’t hide.
Tinsley arrested
January 3, 2001
Jamaal Tinsley, the starting point guard on Iowa State’s basketball team, was one of two ISU students charged with harassing a public official after a minor traffic accident on New Year’s Eve.
Arafat seeks clarification at White House meetings
January 3, 2001
Clinging to slim hopes of a Mideast breakthrough before he leaves office, President Clinton sat down with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the Oval Office twice Tuesday to clarify a U.S. outline for a negotiated settlement with Israel.
Creighton stuns Huskers
January 3, 2001
For seven straight years, Creighton couldn’t beat Nebraska.
Lunatic’ lawmaker supports killing police
Republican’s views have enraged N.H. officials
January 3, 2001
A newly elected Republican state lawmaker has angered his constituents, party leaders and police by saying he favors killing police officers when they cross the line. One police chief calls him “a hate-mongering lunatic.” Tom Alciere, 41, won a seat in the New Hampshire House on his fourth try after a low-key campaign last fall.
FSHS wrestling revises schedule
January 3, 2001
Kansas City Turner and Olathe East will travel to Free State High today for wrestling double dual in the FSHS gym. The starting time was moved up to 4 p.m. because of a scheduling conflict.
KU bowlers satisfied with second
January 3, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Snow wasn’t the only thing that took New Jersey by storm last weekend. Kansas University’s men’s club bowling team finished a surprising second in one meet in the Garden State and a satisfying sixth in another.
Graves bypassed for Bush Cabinet
Transportation post goes to Democrat instead
January 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The speculation is over and Kansas Gov. Bill Graves is staying put for now. President-elect George W. Bush on Tuesday nominated Norman Mineta as secretary of transportation, a job for which several influential Kansans and lobby groups had been touting Graves.
Dropout rates fall
Both Lawrence high schools improve Education authorities say it’s too early to tell if lower numbers will stick
January 3, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence High School cut its dropout rate nearly 60 percent last year, and both of the city’s public high schools moved within striking distance of the state average for dropouts. Only 2.6 percent of LHS sophomores, juniors and seniors quit in 1999-2000 far below the 6.3 percent who left that school the previous year.
Lewis named top defender
Saints’ Glover second in voting for AP honor
January 3, 2001
Ray Lewis fought for his life against murder charges, then became the most dynamic defender in the NFL as he led the Baltimore Ravens to the playoffs.
Sideline
January 3, 2001
Wake Forest pops Virginia Arizona recalls Bobbi Olson
Juco punter picks Kansas
January 3, 2001
Kansas University’s football team added to its junior college haul when punter Curtis Ansel, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from Garden City Community College, gave the Jayhawks a nonbinding oral commitment.
Former OSU coach/KU aide involved in odd occurrence
January 3, 2001
Every time John Cooper’s name comes up it reminds me of one of the most bizarre incidents in the history of Kansas University football. Most of you know Cooper as the head football coach at Ohio State. After all, he was the Buckeyes’ boss for the last 13 years. Others of you know that Cooper was an assistant coach at Kansas University from 1967-71.
OSU cans Cooper
Football coach fired day after bowl loss
January 3, 2001
Losing to the biggest rival and losing in the biggest games finally caught up with Ohio State football coach John Cooper. He was fired Tuesday, a day after the Buckeyes were defeated 24-7 to unranked South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, leaving him 3-8 in bowl games.
Miami wins, awaits championship fate
January 3, 2001
The Miami Hurricanes can call themselves Sugar Bowl champions. National champions would be nice, too. Playing for a possible share of the national title, the No. 2 Hurricanes defeated No. 7 Florida 37-20 Tuesday night, with Ken Dorsey passing for 270 yards and fullback Najeh Davenport scoring two touchdowns.
World briefs
January 3, 2001
Legislature approves Khmer Rouge tribunal First woman governor installed in San Juan Bush: War crimes treaty flawed Four Americans killed in plane crash
Nation briefs
January 3, 2001
Recount begins again After DNA test, second man released from death row Scientists argue corps violated preservation act Civil-rights groups to protest
Thompson against overhauling transplant network
HHS secretary nominee opposes predecessor’s proposed organ distribution reforms
January 3, 2001
For years, the Department of Health and Human Services has been fighting to change the way scarce organs are distributed to waiting transplant patients. Now Tommy Thompson, who has vigorously championed the other side, is set to take the helm of HHS.
New Congress evenly split on power-sharing issues
Lott: No solution on how 50-50 Senate will be run
January 3, 2001
A day before the 107th Congress convenes, the two parties remained at loggerheads Tuesday on how to share power in a Senate cleaved 50-50 for the first time ever. Republicans prepared to resume their reed-thin control of the House.
On the record
January 3, 2001
Lawrence briefs
January 3, 2001
Police arrest 27-year-old after bowling alley fight Domestic dispute leads to arrest of 23-year-old KU officials say damage to library won’t be noticed KU professor named to humanities council Health department offers Hepatitis B vaccines
Elliott services
January 3, 2001
Kathyrn Smith
January 3, 2001
Leslie “Dave” Davison
January 3, 2001
ConAgra undecided about reopening plant
January 3, 2001
ConAgra Beef Co. doesn’t want to make any hasty decisions about when or whether to reopen its fire-damaged processing plant, a spokesman said Tuesday. “Obviously, that’s something we want to get to as soon as possible,” said the spokesman, Bret Fox.
Crime Stoppers suspect caught
January 3, 2001
By Mike Belt A man featured in Lawrence’s November Crime Stoppers Most Wanted was arrested during the weekend after police found him hiding under a pile of clothes.
County commission mulls subdivision rezoning plans
January 3, 2001
In addition to considering rezoning 163 acres for the Mason Farms subdivision about three miles south of Lawrence, the Douglas County Commission will discuss other subdivisions. The meeting starts at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
State briefs
January 3, 2001
Child taken during carjacking recovered Unborn twins die after mother is beaten Two fatalities reported during holiday driving
Wal-Mart told to pay libel ruling
January 3, 2001
Wal-Mart has been ordered to pay $425,833 to a woman who sued the retailer for libel. A Jackson County Circuit Court jury last month sided with Carolyn Kenney, who sued Wal-Mart for libel after the retailer posted a missing-child flier that pictured her and her 16-month-old granddaughter, who wasn’t missing.
Henry James novel featured on PBS
January 3, 2001
Matthew Modine stars in “The American,” the second installment of “Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection” (8 p.m., PBS). Published in 1877, “The American” cemented Henry James’ reputation as a popular and serious novelist.
Drinking hazards
January 3, 2001
Varied gifts
January 3, 2001
Research success
January 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Kansas University’s success in boosting research funding bodes well for the future. Congratulations to Kansas University for recording a 13 percent increase in research funding in the last fiscal year. During fiscal year 2000, which ended June 30, the university brought in $190 million in research money.
Savings plan
January 3, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Efforts to make the local school district administration leaner and more efficient deserve the applause of local residents. Now here’s a New Year’s resolution that taxpayers wish every local government official would adopt.
Briefcase
January 3, 2001
KC Board of Trade reports record year Boeing delivers 489 jets in 2000 Manufacturing activity continues to decline Growth slowing in Midwest, survey says
Short & sweet
January 3, 2001
Vegan moms-to-be need to take precautions Good for more than a pucker
Irish holiday tradition evolves into oyster stew
January 3, 2001
Every Christmas Eve for the past century, the Fitzpatricks in my family have dipped into kettles of rich oyster stew for dinner. I’ve never quite understood the hallowed tradition. My mother can’t explain it, either. Oyster stew is just something my mother grew up eating with her Irish grandparents on Christmas Eve. So we have always eaten it, too.
Citrus relish adds zing to tuna
January 3, 2001
Tuna steak stays moist and flavorful when it’s cooked quickly, and pan-searing over high heat is ideal. This method seals the juices inside, and gives the outside an appetizing caramel-colored crust.
Caring response
January 3, 2001
Dietary excess snags many Americans
January 3, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger In adulthood I have noticed that the sources of my holiday wonderment have changed. Where the mysteries of Santa and the sight of twinkling lights up and down the block did the trick for me in childhood, I now am awestruck by more mundane aspects of the holiday.
Rockhurst rallies past Lawrence High
Lions drop second straight despite Vinson’s game-high 15 points
January 3, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus For one half Tuesday night, one had to wonder which team was playing its 12th basketball game of the season and which was playing its fifth. Lawrence High hung with Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst, ranked No. 2 in the KC metro area, in the first half before the Hawklets scored the final six points of the second period to take the lead for good. The Lions never pulled closer than five points in the second half and lost, 64-54, in the LHS gym to dip to 3-2. Meanwhile, the Hawklets improved to 11-1.
ABC announces players for its new reality show ‘Mole’
January 3, 2001
ABC has released information about the 10 contestants on its upcoming reality-based game show “The Mole.” The premise of the show is that the players travel to cities worldwide to complete missions. A “mole,” or a saboteur, is among the contestants to stall their efforts in winning the million-dollar prize.
City commissioner files to run for another term
January 3, 2001
City Commissioner David Dunfield filed for re-election Tuesday.
State swamped by jobless claims
Massive number of callers overloads agency’s phone system
January 3, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Because of a recent rash of layoffs, many people trying to apply for jobless benefits have been unable to get through the state’s phone system, officials said Tuesday. State Sen. Jim Barone, D-Frontenac, described the inability of the Kansas Department of Human Resources to handle the phone calls as a “meltdown” situation.
Duke’s Williams an All-American
Devils’ point guard will be first playmaker drafted if he leaves school after sophomore season
January 3, 2001
Two months down, 68 days until Selection Sunday, here’s a look at developments good and bad as conference play arrives.
Statistics show city’s growth
Growth in utility usage, tax receipts used to gauge progress
January 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis Looking at the numbers, one can determine two things about Lawrence in 2000: The city got a little bigger and a lot hotter. Lawrence residents used more water and electricity, bought more goods and started more construction than in 1999.
State report cards grade schools
Reading, writing scores increase but concerns remain in math
January 3, 2001
New report cards for public and private schools show strength in reading and writing skills but also the need for work on math, education officials said Tuesday. State educators announced the release of the latest report cards for individual schools.
Violent assault won’t derail music producer’s dreams
January 3, 2001
Walston, ‘My Favorite Martian,’ dies
Actor who also starred in ‘Picket Fences,’ ‘Damn Yankees,’ was 86
January 3, 2001
Ray Walston, who played the lovable extraterrestrial Uncle Martin on the 1960s sitcom “My Favorite Martian” and the devil in the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees,” has died. He was 86.
Setting the rules of war
January 3, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Last week, the United States began the process to become one of the countries to be a signatory to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Although President Clinton had steadfastly refused to authorize signature of the statute previously, he decided finally to do so in the waning days of his tenure in office.
Secret marriage starts complicated rift for mother and son
January 3, 2001
Horoscopes
January 3, 2001
Walnuts, chocolate enrich caramel squares
January 3, 2001
This recipe won the first prize in the Ultimate California Dessert recipe contest run by the California Milk Advisory Board.
Deacons rip Cavs
Wake Forest runs win streak to 17
January 3, 2001
Darius Songaila helped Lithuania to a bronze medal in the Olympics. He looks ready to lead No. 4 Wake Forest toward an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Bates services
January 3, 2001
KCC approves assistance for gas bills
January 3, 2001
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved two plans on Tuesday to help Kansans with rising natural gas prices. Under one plan, 7,500 low-income Kansas Gas Service customers will have their bills cut by 50 percent between Jan. 2 and June 30. Customers will be identified by the American Red Cross, and the plan will apply only to persons who do not qualify for other assistance programs.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
January 3, 2001
Daily Ticker
January 3, 2001
Celtics flop on road
Pierce bemoans latest loss, 92-81, to Hawks
January 3, 2001
Paul Pierce wishes his Boston Celtics could play with the same enthusiasm as the Atlanta Hawks.
Decade will bring longer lives
January 3, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Our favorite prediction is not for the coming year but for the coming decade, a decade that we expect to be filled with excitement, energy and an expansion of the technological and economic revolutions now under way.
Distinguished public servants
January 3, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group As the new Congress convenes, let us pause for a moment to honor people whose careers in public office have ended at least for the moment. Four governors, 10 senators and 39 members of the House are in the group not counting those who have been elected or appointed to other posts.
Survey touts expanded commission
County needs five elected commissioners, chamber survey says
January 3, 2001
By Mark Fagan Members of the city’s largest business organization want the Douglas County Commission to get even bigger. A majority of Lawrence Chamber of Commerce members responding to a survey said they would support expansion of the commission from three to five members.
Stocks take a new year plunge
Slowing economy, earnings continue to plague Wall Street
January 3, 2001
Wall Street started 2001 on a sour note Tuesday, unnerved by the same problems that sent the market plunging last year. The Nasdaq composite index fell 7.2 percent as investors, anxious about the slowing economy and its effect on corporate profits, again unloaded technology issues. Similar concerns also sent blue chips sharply down.
FSU, Sooners set to clash
National championship on line in tonight’s football finale
January 3, 2001
Moments after losing the Heisman Trophy, Josh Heupel shrugged and delivered a simple message to Oklahoma fans smile and get ready for an Orange Bowl victory. The wait is over.
Truckers school in high gear
Lure of the road, good salaries bring students to Wichita
January 3, 2001
The Commercial Driver Education Program attracts a diverse group of people who hope to change their lives through a common experience: learning to drive a truck. For $734 and six weeks of study at the Wichita program, students qualify for jobs that earn from $28,000 to $40,000 a year.
Celebrities take to the air to pitch medications
Former athletes, stars paid by pharmaceutical companies to tout drugs on broadcast interviews
January 3, 2001
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to a tactic that gets them news coverage of new drugs paying celebrities to tell reporters about their struggles with illness.
Briefly
January 3, 2001
Stamp price going up, but not until Sunday Downtown parking rates double in long-term lots Road rage incident leads to crack in windshield
Bus usage on upswing, city commission told
Transit system ridership numbers released
January 3, 2001
By Joel Mathis More than 2,300 people traveled on the new Lawrence bus system during its first 12 days, city officials said Tuesday night. Lawrence city commissioners received a report showing that ridership rose from a low of 68 people on Dec. 16, the first day, to a high of 320 on Dec. 28.
An epicurean safari
Finding some ingredients is like tracking big game
January 3, 2001
Join us on an Epicurean safari, as we search high and low to find elusive items requested by readers: shy chanterelles, demure demi-glace, truculent truffle oil. It is a challenging shopping list: 10 ingredients you’d never use in the same recipe (we hope), fewer than half of them readily available in the typical grocery aisle. But you are desperate to find them, so search we must.