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Crider to leave KU
January 11, 2001
(Updated Wednesday at 10:11 p.m.) By Gary Bedore John Crider is no longer a member of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. Crider, a 6-foot-4 junior guard from Horton, on Wednesday enrolled for second semester classes at Washburn University. He’ll practice with the Ichabods the rest of the semester and start playing in games for the NCAA Div. II Topeka school next school year.
Parting Shot
January 11, 2001
SEABURY JUNIOR VARSITY
January 11, 2001
High School Results Thursday at Seabury
Matthew Schmidt
January 11, 2001
Bipartisanship runs aground in wake of nominees
January 11, 2001
With one down and at least two bruising fights to go, the battle over President-elect George W. Bush’s Cabinet appointments is threatening to renew partisan warfare even before the new president takes office. Tuesday’s sudden exit of Linda Chavez as labor secretary-designate inflamed conservatives, consolidated liberals and set up John Ashcroft’s nomination for attorney general as the next round of partisan trench warfare in a Senate evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.
Airline deal ready to fly
American agrees to buy TWA; critics cry foul, urge scrutiny
January 11, 2001
American Airlines agreed Wednesday to buy troubled TWA and join United Airlines in carving up US Airways in a $1.7 billion deal that would reshape the industry and retire one of the most storied names in aviation history.
Thankfully, Woods season coming
Match Play Championship meaningless without golf’s one big name
January 11, 2001
Missed last week’s Match Play Championship, the opening tournament of the 2001 pro golf season, did you? Figured the year would not really and truly begin until Tiger Woods emerged from his monthlong winter’s nap in the Mercedes Championships this week, did you?
People
January 11, 2001
Getting back to her former Self Looking for less Kate Woody Allen’s father dies Royal sister enters hospital Jackson 5 reunion planned
School meals becoming more nutritious, USDA finds
January 11, 2001
School meals are leaner and more nutritious. Under pressure from federal officials, schools have trimmed fat, cholesterol and sodium from lunches and breakfasts and are offering children more fruits and vegetables, the government says.
Crystals shed light on Earth’s early days
January 11, 2001
The oldest Earth crystals ever found hint at a cool, watery environment not long after the planet’s violent, molten birth, scientists said Wednesday.
Briefly
January 11, 2001
Baker students ready to dive with the dolphins Associate principal plans to retire at year’s end Eight arrested after fight near pizza parlor, police say Lawrence Police investigate alleged child abuse case KU law graduate to direct Kansans for Life
Lawmaker wants lottery renewal linked to slots at tracks
January 11, 2001
A lawmaker whose city is home to The Woodlands racetrack wants to link renewal of the Kansas Lottery with allowing slot machines in the state. But legislative leaders hope to keep the issues separate and to pass a bill early in the session to renew the lottery, which is set to expire June 30, 2002.
Horsocpes
January 11, 2001
Daily Ticker
January 11, 2001
World briefs
January 11, 2001
Former Serb leader to face war crimes trial U.S. aid worker kidnapped in Chechnya New law sends drivers in search of seat belts Baby born healthy after heart surgery Nudist walks free after exposing the naked truth
Chavez wrong person for job
January 11, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Oh no, not again. The first controversial nominee to the Bush Cabinet wasn’t Borked, she was Baird-ed.
Pope takes on crime
Suspense author Park puts a religious spin on detective fiction
January 11, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near In the world of mystery-suspense literature, the pages are cluttered with murder and double-crossing crooks who get their comeuppance at the hands of an ultra cool-headed super-sleuth.
Horoscopes
January 11, 2001
Poetry in flight
CD showcases talents of Lawrence residents
January 11, 2001
By Mitchell J. Near An eclectic band of poets, actors and spoken word performers have joined together to produce a CD anthology showcasing the best works of Lawrence poetry.
KANSAS STAT NOTES
January 11, 2001
* Kansas is shooting 52.5 percent from the field. That’s the second-highest percentage in the nation. Villanova is No. 1 at 52.8. * KU’s Nick Collison (63.4) and Kenny Gregory (63.0) rank 9th and 10th respectively in this week’s individual field goal percentage stats.
Jane Criqui
January 11, 2001
Colorado sends Jackets packing
Avalanche too tough for expansion Columbus, 4-2
January 11, 2001
The Colorado Avalanche have so much more talent than the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets that even on an off night they can easily dismiss an expansion team.
Season offers ‘double whammy’
Utility prices, harsh winter deliver cold reality to residents
January 11, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Claud Aubry saw it coming. After hearing about increasing natural gas prices for months, the Lawrence resident wasn’t surprised when his bill jumped from $80 in November to $130 in December. “Some of the stories I’d heard on news articles were about $400 bills,” he said. “I guess I was lucky it wasn’t more.”
Documenting craters
Photos of Oregon lake part of centennial project
January 11, 2001
Every year, a half-million people drive up to the rim overlooking Crater Lake, and most of them snap a couple photos of the startlingly blue waters before turning around and heading on their way.
Briefcase
January 11, 2001
Ford to spend $10 million testing driver distractions Motorola meets revised expectations Lawrence’s Elmore to lead community banks UPS to buy Fritz
Snap to it
January 11, 2001
Fashionistas will be snapping up Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries’ latest offering at fragrance counters this month. The company is offering free scented bracelets called Snappees.
National briefs
January 11, 2001
11th DWI conviction nets only 18 months in jail Anti-police lawmaker quits Legislature Postal Service teams with FedEx Settlement reached on strip-search lawsuit
Two days of Dodge testing in Las Vegas look promising
January 11, 2001
Bill Davis and the rest of his Winston Cup team are feeling a lot better about their chances for a competitive start to the new season after two days of testing their new Dodge cars and engines in Las Vegas.
Our town
January 11, 2001
A political snuff job
January 11, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Well, that was easy, wasn’t it? Liberal Democrats float a story that sounds similar (though it isn’t) to problems encountered by two of President Clinton’s nominees for attorney general, and voila, the first, but probably not the last, Republican Cabinet nominee bites the dust. So much for the bipartisanship demanded by Democrats.
Rising costs squeeze farmers’ optimism
January 11, 2001
By Mark Fagan Jerry Neis spends his days traveling the countryside, comparing prices and wondering how to make this year’s harvest turn a profit. He knows it’s still a long road until he plants his first soybeans in April. “It doesn’t look good,” said Neis, who farms nearly 1,000 acres south of Eudora and a small field south of Lawrence. “With the price of grain and the price of inputs going up, you really can’t make it pencil out.
Outrage not blacks’ best tactic
January 11, 2001
By Courtland Milloy The Washington Post The displays of high-octane anger among some African American leaders these past few weeks remind me of an irate driver who gets attention by gunning the engine of his car. It makes you wonder if, by the time he finally shifts out of neutral, there will be enough gas left to get him where he wants to go.
Suspected terrorist toasts the bride
January 11, 2001
It’s not often that the bridegroom’s father steals the thunder from the bride. But in this wedding party, the father was none other than Osama bin Laden.
Movie Listings
January 11, 2001
Arts Notes
January 11, 2001
The ugly American
January 11, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Is it me or is it becoming more embarrassing to be American?
The swooping Killcrane
January 11, 2001
By Geoff Harkness Jumbo’s Killcrane is a band that’s earning its success the old-fashioned way: one gig at a time.
Movie master returns to TV roots
Sidney Lumet returns with weekly courtroom drama on cable’s A&E
January 11, 2001
When Sidney Lumet began his directing career at CBS a half-century ago, television was even younger than he was. He stayed in television for a decade, his last productions airing when Ronald Reagan still was host to “G.E. Theater.”
Pentagon warns of threats to U.S. crops, livestock
January 11, 2001
Germ weapons usually are viewed as a threat to U.S. troops and cities, but in a new report Wednesday the Pentagon said American ranches and farms also are highly vulnerable.
Bigger, better
January 11, 2001
Information makes couple uneasy about family dinner
January 11, 2001
O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ - film review
The Coen brothers combine Greek and American legends into uneven, Depression-era comedy
January 11, 2001
By Dan Lybarger One of the more pleasant surprises of recent filmgoing has been watching George Clooney evolve from a TV-heartthrob into one of the few major stars who seems to read his scripts cover-to-cover. While several celebrities shun risky material for a safe paycheck, Clooney leaps at the chance to take a gamble.
Baker students to dive with dolphins
Interterm semester will allow group to explore coast of Honduras
January 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig In 1998, Jenny Windler did her first dive among a shoal of sharks in the Bahamas. Next week, she will switch gears and swim with dolphins.
Area briefs
January 11, 2001
Judge reschedules hearing in alleged abuse case NAACP to install new group of officers City commissioner files to run for seat again Primary required for Baldwin mayor
Calendar
January 11, 2001
TOP MUSIC
January 11, 2001
TOP MOVIES
January 11, 2001
LHS Girls season stats
January 11, 2001
Here are the LHS Girls’ Basketball season statistics, as of February 21, 2001.
Lady Lions to host SM West
January 11, 2001
Tonight is the Lions’ Sunflower League opener. SM West’s lone win was a 46-26 decision over Class 3A Wellsville in the seventh-place game of the Olathe South tournament in early December.
Firebirds to host Olathe South
January 11, 2001
Tonight marks the Firebirds’ Sunflower League home opener and first home game since opening the season with a 56-40 victory over Kansas City Wyandotte on Nov. 30. Free State is coming off Friday night’s 50-43 league loss at Leavenworth.
Commissioners OK allowance for ‘Net access
January 11, 2001
During Wednesday’s housekeeping meeting, the Douglas County Commission agreed to help pay for Internet access for commissioners.
County commission forms traffic study committee
January 11, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Road safety and traffic concerns prompted Douglas County commissioners Wednesday to create an advisory committee to study those issues.
Merchants question guidelines
City explains proposed design rules
January 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Chuck Magerl walked into a Wednesday meeting on proposed downtown design guidelines worried the city was trying to create a “Disneyland fantasy that never was.” He walked out comforted.
Lloyd Shank
January 11, 2001
Faye Hummel
January 11, 2001
On the record
January 11, 2001
Kansas draining aquifer
Geological Survey’s maps show areas of depletion
January 11, 2001
Some areas of Kansas may deplete the High Plains aquifer within 25 years under current usage rates, according to a newly published book by the Kansas Geological Survey.
Help available to pay heating bills
January 11, 2001
Help is available for customers who can’t pay their natural gas bills. Both Kansas Public Service and Kansas Gas Service offer payment plans for customers who have fallen behind on their bills.
Israeli opposition declares peace plan ‘null and void’
January 11, 2001
Ariel Sharon, the leading contender in Israel’s race for prime minister, declared in an interview published Wednesday that he considers the Israeli-Palestinian accords of recent years null and void.
Health agency nominee has links to tobacco firms
January 11, 2001
President-elect George W. Bush’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services has visited three continents at the expense of a major tobacco company, including a trip to Australia that involved a scuba diving excursion with a tobacco lobbyist.
Merger talk resurfacing
Report recommends consolidation of state’s school districts
January 11, 2001
By Mike Shields Eager to spend more on schools but nervous about raising taxes, Kansas lawmakers Wednesday began discussing one of the thorniest of political issues: School district consolidation.
Texas Tech hands Baylor first loss
January 11, 2001
Jia Perkins scored 23 points as No. 11 Texas Tech beat previously unbeaten Baylor 84-61 on Wednesday night, the Raiders’ 38th straight home victory and 38th consecutive victory over the Bears.
Pitino says no to UCLA
January 11, 2001
Rick Pitino called UCLA basketball coach Steve Lavin on Wednesday to say that he’s not interested in Lavin’s job.
No. 9 Tar Heels hold off Terps
January 11, 2001
Joseph Forte scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half and helped No. 9 North Carolina hold off a furious rally by 14th-ranked Maryland in an 86-83 victory Wednesday night. It was the ninth straight win for the Tar Heels (12-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who let a 19-point lead dwindle to 80-77.
Texas pops K-State
Gilbert sparks Missouri past CU
January 11, 2001
He could have ripped his team, but Texas coach Rick Barnes held his tongue after the Longhorns struggled mightily in a win over Kansas State on Wednesday night.
NBA briefs
January 11, 2001
Intimidation charge dropped for Hardaway Celtics sign Palacio, activate guard Moiso Funderburke placed on injured list by Kings
Blazers bounce Sixers
Portland stretches winning streak to nine
January 11, 2001
Best record in the NBA? Yeah, the Philadelphia 76ers still have that. Best team in the league? No way. Not with the way they were manhandled by the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Baseball briefs
January 11, 2001
Cubs sign Coomer to one-year contract Haney agrees to deal with Texas Rangers Phillies acquire outfielder Hunter Craig to assist Brenly in spring training Wallace signs with Devil Rays Rockies continue talks with free-agent Kelly Accounting company to check merchandise
Pro football briefs
January 11, 2001
Aggies fullback Toombs says he’s NFL-bound Two Auburn players to skip senior seasons Wolfpack’s Wilson to enter NFL draft Steelers hire Grimm as offensive line coach Runaway blimp crashes into boats, restaurant Buffalo Bills name Donahoe president, GM Vikings’ Thomas out for NFC title game Miami’s Ruddy added to AFC Pro Bowl roster Broncos’ Griese has shoulder surgery Dillon turns down Cincinnati’s offer
Chiefs defend firing of Cunningham
Hunt says he ‘hurts’ for fired Kansas City head coach, but glad to get Vermeil
January 11, 2001
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t do anything improper in the way they fired former head coach Gunther Cunningham, owner Lamar Hunt and team president Carl Peterson said.
Armstrong cuts schedule
French races out except Tour de France
January 11, 2001
Lance Armstrong has cut all French races from his 2001 schedule except for the Tour de France, the cycling showcase he has won the last two years.
Spring game date uncertain
January 11, 2001
There is no mix-up regarding the date of Kansas University’s spring football game. KU officials say the possibility of holding the game the night of Saturday, April 21 the final day of the Kansas Relays is merely an idea introduced by football coach Terry Allen that might add excitement to, and increase attendance at, both events.
Chiefs must pay high price for Vermeil
Tagliabue rules Kansas City must give Rams two draft picks, $500,000 in compensation
January 11, 2001
Dick Vermeil will cost Kansas City two draft choices and $500,000 if the Chiefs hire the former St. Louis Rams coach, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue ruled Wednesday. If Vermeil signs with Kansas City, the Rams will be awarded the Chiefs’ second-round pick in 2001 and Washington’s third-round selection in 2002 acquired from the Redskins as compensation for their recent signing of Marty Schottenheimer as coach.
Frederick speaks out
AD addresses state of Jayhawk sports programs in Q&A session
January 11, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Only one man, the legendary Phog Allen, has served as Kansas University’s athletics director longer than Bob Frederick. Allen was the Jayhawks’ AD from 1919-1937 and, as Frederick noted, “The job has changed a lot since then.” Now in his 14th year in charge of the Kansas University Athletics Corp. the department’s official name Frederick oversees a $23 million operation that includes 20 men’s and women’s sports.
Crider leaves Kansas, enrolls at Washburn
January 11, 2001
By Gary Bedore John Crider is no longer a member of Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. Crider, a 6-foot-4 junior guard from Horton, on Wednesday enrolled for second semester classes at Washburn University. He’ll practice with the Ichabods the rest of the semester and start playing in games for the NCAA Div. II Topeka school next school year.
JonBenet’s parents want police to investigate another lead
January 11, 2001
John and Patsy Ramsey want police handling their daughter’s 1996 slaying to investigate a suspect accused of using a stun gun in a rape attempt. The Ramseys made the request in a chapter added to the paperback edition of their book, “The Death of Innocence,” in which they claim an intruder used a stun gun when he killed their daughter, JonBenet, 6.
Oops, Britney makes worst-dressed list
January 11, 2001
Mr. Blackwell, a former fashion designer, named Britney Spears the top fashion flop of 2000 in his annual worst-dressed women list Tuesday. He called her two-piece outfits “Madonna rejects.”
A.G.’s foundation under fire
January 11, 2001
Legislators criticized Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall on Wednesday for forming a health care foundation as part of a $75 million settlement between the state and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Election law reforms sought for Kansas
Changes urged for recounts, vote suppression
January 11, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state’s chief election official said Wednesday that if Kansas’ presidential vote had been as close as Florida’s “chaos may have ensued.” But the problem wouldn’t have been caused by dangling chads, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said, since Kansas doesn’t use punch-card ballots.
Ag dean: No bias intended
KSU officials say college works with all clients, large and small
January 11, 2001
By Dave Ranney Kansas State University has not sold its soul to the giants of corporate agriculture, the dean of the school’s College of Agriculture said Wednesday. “We do work for all comers,” said Marc Johnson, testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee.
KU names new dean of students
Missouri administrator will cross state line to take job in March
January 11, 2001
University of Missouri-Columbia administrator Richard Johnson on Wednesday was named the new dean of students at Kansas University. Johnson, assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs at Missouri since 1998, will start his new job in March. His salary will be $92,500 per year, according to KU officials.
Class revs up junior’s interest
Independent-study program allows LHS teen to restore classic motorcycle
January 11, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Lawrence High School teacher Tom Birt relished a chance Wednesday to thoroughly examine his student’s independent-study project.And, before awarding a grade, he issued a single proviso to LHS junior Cailinn Drouin. “If you want an A,” Birt teased, “you have to let me ride it.”
Business licensing suggested
Owners are wary; planners say idea would facilitate zoning
January 11, 2001
By Joel Mathis Planning officials are floating a new idea to track and manage growth in Lawrence: business licensure. Planners say they want to explore the pros and cons of licensure, news of which came as a surprise to several Lawrence merchants.
TV Briefs
January 11, 2001
TNN asks: ‘Want To Be a POP Star?’ ‘Arrest & Trial’ captures serial killers
WWII ship journeys home
January 11, 2001
A rusting relic from World War II sailed into port with a jubilant crew of elderly veterans Wednesday after a monthlong trans-Atlantic voyage that the Coast Guard had warned was too dangerous to attempt.
Capital briefs
January 11, 2001
Bird lovers squawk about parakeet ban KBI seeks law giving it DNA testing authority
Biography’ looks at glitzy Ivana
January 11, 2001
Just why should we care about Ivana Trump? The Czech-born former wife of a member of Austria’s Olympic ski team gets the full celebrity treatment on a new “Biography” (7 p.m., A&E).
Linda Chavez not a victim
January 11, 2001
By Larry Eichel The Philadelphia Inquirer Don’t cry too many tears for Linda Chavez. She may be a fine human being, and she seems to have done far more than most of us to help the less fortunate. But her protestations to the contrary, she is not the latest victim of the politics of personal destruction.
Something wrong
January 11, 2001
Economic survey predicts slowest growth since 1990
January 11, 2001
A closely watched forecasting gauge is predicting the economy will grow by just 2.6 percent this year, the weakest performance in a decade. Blue Chip Economic Indicators said Wednesday that the economists in its monthly survey still believe by an overwhelming majority that a recession will be avoided.
Try the “T”
January 11, 2001
Yahoo! reduces profit outlook
Internet giant meets fourth-quarter estimates
January 11, 2001
Web portal giant Yahoo! Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings in line with Wall Street estimates Wednesday but warned that profits and revenues in the first quarter of 2001 would be hit by slower advertising spending and the general economic slowdown.
Old Home Town - 25 and 100 years ago today
January 11, 2001
NATO offers weapons controversy cooperation
January 11, 2001
Facing a public outcry in Europe about the use of depleted-uranium munitions in Kosovo in 1999, NATO offered full cooperation Wednesday with all investigations into the weapons’ health consequences for Western peacekeepers in the province.
First Aid’ comes to Game Boy’s rescue
January 11, 2001
It doesn’t include a stethoscope or a tongue depressor, but the new “First Aid Kit” does have all the accessories for playing, carrying and maintaining your Game Boy Color system.
Neat tricks with nine
January 11, 2001
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the times tables were as easy as 9? OK, multiplying by 1s might be the easiest of all, but 9 has a few neat little tricks up its sleeve.
Dogs on the run
January 11, 2001
Dogs have been used to carry and pull for centuries. American Indian tribes and Alaskan natives used them. Some of the most popular dog breeds are part husky, part pointer. The mix comes from Scandinavia, where people have been using the dogs to pull sleds at least since World War II, when they carried supplies and soldiers skied alongside them.
Boundary changes
January 11, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Annexing land along West Sixth Street will allow city officials to take a long-range approach to development along the corridor.
Kansas City Film Critics Circle issues top honors
January 11, 2001
By Jon Niccum The 35th annual meeting of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle kicked off Monday with an unlikely team of contributors: Charlie’s Angels.
The Masta plan
Hip-hopper helps bring spotlight to Midwest
January 11, 2001
By Geoff Harkness There’s not too many rappers out there who will boldly declare that “we’re not looking for fans. We’re gonna let ‘em come to us.” But Gary Reed, a.k.a. Mastamind, is not just any rapper.
White House gig
Central Junior High School musicians, KU mentors play in the nation’s capital
January 11, 2001
By Asha Park-Carter Special to the Journal-World I had always wanted to meet a member of the first family. Now it seemed like I was finally getting my chance. I’d been picked as one of eight students to go to Washington, D.C., to play at the White House. We were to play Christmas music to all who would listen.
State and Main’ - film review
Mamet goes for blood in parody of film crew taking over small East Coast town
January 11, 2001
By Dan Lybarger While a substantial portion of playwright and filmmaker David Mamet’s income comes from Hollywood, his play “Speed the Plow” and his latest movie “State and Main” prove he’s not afraid of biting the hand that feeds him. He’s even willing to draw blood.
Exclusive Online Profile: Celia Shacklett
January 11, 2001
By Michael Newman Though Celia Shacklett’s days in Lawrence may be numbered, this community and the music scene here figure to remain near and dear to her heart long after she’s moved on.
Thirteen days’ - film review
An insider look at Kennedy handling of world crisis
January 11, 2001
By Jon Niccum The tagline for “Thirteen Days” reads: “You’ll never believe how close we came.” But one point this absorbing movie succeeds in making is how near to provoking Armageddon the U.S. and Soviet superpowers were during one historic October.
Going it alone? Not a Jammin’ idea
Web site offers bands tricks of the trade
January 11, 2001
By Devin Walker You might have gone the do-it-yourself route: mixing the sound from the stage, shopping your CD, booking your latest tour, putting together your promo packs or even asking the club owner for your “guarantee.” All of these certainly fall into the DIY category but, believe me, it’s not always a good idea to tackle these yourself.
What are you reading?
January 11, 2001
HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL RESULTS
January 11, 2001
High School Results SOPHOMORE GIRLS
BIG 12 MEN CAGE STANDS NO KILL
January 11, 2001
Big 12 Men Conference All games
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
January 11, 2001
Junior High Results NINTH GRADE
Parting Shot
January 11, 2001
Frosted vision by Mike Yoder
National Briefs
January 11, 2001
Census recount sought to include missionaries School funding plan ruled unconstitutional Pilot’s status changed from dead to MIA
National briefs
January 11, 2001
Child custody awarded to gay father Elderly couple killed in murder-suicide Minority traffic stops up, arrests down
National briefs
January 11, 2001
Jewish groups advise cutting ties with Scouts Toilet rinse cited in officer’s demotion New drug approved to fight breast cancer