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LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
January 17, 2001
KU signee honored Danielle McHenry, a Kansas University signee from Shawnee Heights, has been named the Gatorade Kansas High School Volleyball Player of the Year. McHenry, who has a 3.52 grade point average, had 364 kills and 55 blocks for the Thunderbirds last season.
LHS-FSHS WRESTLING RESULTS
January 17, 2001
High School Results Tuesday at Free State
WRESTLING JUMP
January 17, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C upped his record to 13-5 with his 13th pin.
S OFFICERS ON CHASES
January 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A Lawrence teen-ager was arrested early Tuesday at his home after allegedly leading Douglas County Sheriff’s officers on a high-speed chase that began west of the city.
BLOOD SHORTAGE WORRIES DONATION CENTER
January 17, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com The blood isn’t flowing in Lawrence.
WINTER WEATHER HIGH BILLS CREATE NEED FOR HELP ––— APPLICATIONS FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE INCREASE WITH HEATING COSTS
January 17, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com With heating costs soaring, more people are seeking help paying their utility bills.
SWEET BRIEFS
January 17, 2001
w/AP photo The wonder of wasabi
TRANSIT NUMBERS ON THE UPSWING
January 17, 2001
PUBLIC TRANSIT Ridership on the ‘T’ reaches
AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD
January 17, 2001
BALDWIN INVITATIONAL Tuesday’s Games
GUZMAN RECOMMITS TO KU
January 17, 2001
J-W Staff Report Joey Guzman, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive tackle from Tulsa (Okla.) Union High, solidified his commitment to Kansas University’s football team.
WED TV BEST BETS
January 17, 2001
DAVID NASTER performs tonight at Stanford & Sons, 106th Street and Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. TODAY
TWO ARRESTED AFTER LEADING OFFICERS ON CHASES
January 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A Lawrence teen-ager was arrested early Tuesday at his home after allegedly leading Douglas County Sheriff’s officers on a high-speed chase that began west of the city.
KANSAS WOMEN CAGE STATS FOR WEDNESDAY
January 17, 2001
G-GS Min. FG-A Pct. FT-A Reb. TP Avg. Jaclyn Johnson 14-13 26.9 84-171 .491 65-94 .691 8.1 237 16.9
CLOSE
January 17, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.71; corn, $1.86. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.43; milo, NA; corn, $1.86. North Elevator — Wheat, $3.01; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.71; corn, $1.86.
AQUINAS-LAWRENCE GIRLS BOX
January 17, 2001
Overland Park Aquinas 59, Lawrence 27 AQUINAS (59)
1-17 BROWN BAG TIPS
January 17, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Food sites on the Internet are a good source of ideas for spicing up your brown-bag lunch.
KANSAS WOMEN CAGE STATS FOR WEDNESDAY
January 17, 2001
G-GS Min. FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb. TP Avg. Jaclyn Johnson 14-13 26.9 84-171 .491 65-94 .691 8.1 237 16.9
POLITICS MORE CANDIDATES BRING PRIMARY ––— KU STUDENT, MAINTENANCE WORKER VIE FOR CITY COMMISSION SPOTS
January 17, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com There will be a primary election in the Lawrence City Commission race.
LOUISE LEAVITT OBITUARY
January 17, 2001
Louise Leavitt Tonganoxie - Services for Louise Josephine Leavitt, 91, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
SOUTHWEST, SOUTH BASKETBALL
January 17, 2001
Junior High Results NINTH GRADE
EXTRA LOWFATGUMB 01-05 0404
January 17, 2001
The Associated Press If this is the time of year when you crave meals that are hearty, but feel obliged to look for something that’s not fattening, this Seafood Gumbo will slot right into your menu plan.
CITY BLOTTER
January 17, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
1-22 SCREENING TO CHECK INFANTSTODDLERS
January 17, 2001
Screening to check infants, toddlers
National briefs
January 17, 2001
$5 million offered for ship bombing info Libel lawsuit could reopen Watergate FTC bans sale of 2 home AIDS test
1-17 SHOULD TIMOTHY MCVEIGH BE EXECUTED FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY..
January 17, 2001
Should Timothy McVeigh be executed for the Oklahoma City bombing?
KU junior Boschee says hair is there to stay
January 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Jeff Boschee did not consider any drastic measures like shaving his head to combat his recent shooting slump.
A deadly fashion fixation
January 17, 2001
By Courtland Milloy The Washington Post Dino Sawyer wasn’t wearing designer clothes. His parents couldn’t afford them. Besides, they felt that clean clothes were good enough. Dino agreed.
UNIVERSITY REORGANIZES, REPLACES DIRECTOR –- STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM GETS NEW LEADERSHIP
January 17, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Kansas University on Tuesday announced it was replacing the director of its nationally recognized study abroad program with someone from the provost’s office.
GAG ORDER TAKES LEGISLATORS BY SURPRISE
January 17, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — Members of a legislative committee looking into alleged shenanigans at the Kansas Lottery got an unpleasant surprise Tuesday.
SF TRAIL WINS BOYS
January 17, 2001
Baldwin — Ryan Roberts scored 10 points and Craig Bourne 10 as Santa Fe Trail beat Jefferson West, 45-42, in a first-round Baldwin Tournament game. Brian Mott had nine rebounds and Dylan Schoonover six for SF Trail, 7-2. Santa Fe will meet Baldwin in teh semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday.
KU WOMEN TRAVEL TO OSU
January 17, 2001
J-W Staff Report Stillwater, Okla. — Kansas University’s women’s basketball team went back to its roots to give it a better immediate future.
WEDNESDAY DATEBOOK
January 17, 2001
TODAY 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Flu shots for the public, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, Suite B, 843-0721.
VETERANS RECALL GULF WAR
January 17, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com According to the calendar, it’s been 10 years.
HODGE-PODGE OF FOOD
January 17, 2001
A couple of weeks ago I found myself in something of a menu vacuum. That’s what happens when I have enough food on hand that I don’t feel like it’s time to go to the store, but what I do find in the refrigerator and pantry cupboard are mismatched items that I had never intended to put together into one dish.
Capitol briefs
January 17, 2001
Committee hears plea for insurance coverage Medicaid plan discussed for working disabled
City commission briefs
January 17, 2001
City, WorldNet LLC to begin negotiations Dog park wins commission’s OK $1.47 million bid accepted for firehouse Farmers Market asks to relocate
Jazz’ enters the Swing era
January 17, 2001
Swing takes center stage as “Jazz” continues (8 p.m., PBS, part five of 10). Focusing on the years between 1937 and 1939 when the Depression deepened and war loomed, “Jazz” shows how swing bands led by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Chick Webb and others provided the dance music and soundtrack for a troubled nation.
Florence Lerner
January 17, 2001
Briefly
January 17, 2001
Ridership on ‘T’ buses increases in early January Lawrence district continues investigation of porn report Hospital to celebrate 80th birthday today Senator from Lawrence to speak at trustee meeting
Gruden reportedly interests Buckeyes
Mason may be interviewed again
January 17, 2001
Two weeks after Ohio State fired John Cooper, it appears the Buckeyes still aren’t close to hiring a football coach.
Davenport survives tough test from Arn
January 17, 2001
Annoyed at her racket, Lindsay Davenport flipped it aside, slumped into her changeover chair, shook her head and muttered to herself.
KU women to travel to Oklahoma State
January 17, 2001
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team went back to its roots to give it a better immediate future. “We finally played KU defense,” Kansas senior guard Jennifer Jackson said after the Jayhawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 78-67 victory over Kansas State on Saturday.
PGA Tour unwilling to bend rules
Supreme Court to make ultimate decision on Martin’s use of golf cart
January 17, 2001
The PGA Tour today will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that walking is an integral part of the game. That is the essence of the Tour’s case against Casey Martin. If walking is so vital, then why were players at last week’s Mercedes Championships given rides on two holes with hilly terrain?
Tennessee moves forward
Vols plan on reaching Final Four without Catchings
January 17, 2001
Tennessee expects to play for the national championship and Tamika Catchings plans on being on the court for the Lady Vols.
Gag quiets lottery hearings
January 17, 2001
By Dave Ranney Members of a legislative committee looking into alleged shenanigans at the Kansas Lottery received an unpleasant surprise Tuesday. They found out their staff had been ordered by the governor’s office to keep quiet about a computer technician accused of stealing nearly $63,000 from the lottery.
Court considers ‘English-only’ law
January 17, 2001
If Martha Sandoval cannot sue for the opportunity to take her Alabama driver’s exam in Spanish, then people everywhere cannot take full advantage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, civil liberties groups say.
Confusion reigns in Congo coup
January 17, 2001
President Laurent Kabila, the onetime rebel who seized power and then fought to rule over this vast and troubled nation, died Tuesday after being shot at his Kinshasa residence, Kabila’s U.S. spokesman said.
People
January 17, 2001
Eight is enough Waiting for the end of the world Axl Rose blooms again ‘Creek’ sweet ‘Creek’
ELSIE KLUETZ OBITUARY
January 17, 2001
Elsie Kluetz No services are planned for Elsie E. Kluetz, 103, Lawrence. Cremation is planned.
KU NOTES WITH PREVIEW NOT REALLONG
January 17, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Jeff Boschee did not consider any drastic measures — like shaving his head — to combat his recent shooting slump.
S IN THE BAG ––— WORKERS PACK LEFTOVERS IN BROWN-BAG LUNCHES
January 17, 2001
jbaker@ljworld.com Variety is the spice of life.
BIRTHS
January 17, 2001
* Heather VanAnne, Tonganoxie, a girl, Monday. * Richard Bowman and Patsy Caton, Lawrence, a boy, Jan. 10.
LHS WINS WILD WRESTLING DUAL
January 17, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Lawrence High wrestling coach Jeff Tummons said he came up with 50 possible scenarios for how the intracity dual would turn out on Tuesday night.
KU-NEBRASKA PREVIEW
January 17, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Today — for the first time in 32 days — Kansas will play a men’s basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse.
PLANNING POLICY PROTECTING LMH PROPOSED
January 17, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence planning policy would be less friendly to prospective new hospitals — and be more protective of Lawrence Memorial Hospital — under a proposal backed Tuesday by city commissioners.
KU-NEBRASKA PACKAGE DO NOT KILL
January 17, 2001
Probable Starters NEBRASKA (8-7, 1-1)
SANTA FE TRAIL GIRLS
January 17, 2001
High School Girls Santa Fe Trail 48, KC Piper 33
HISTORIC PLACES RESTORATION OF BRIDGE BEGINS ––— CHICKEN CREEK BRIDGE WILL GO FROM VEHICULAR OVERPASS TO TOURIST OVERLOOK
January 17, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com More than 10 years after public outcry saved the Chicken Creek Bridge from demolition, a project to restore the unusual structure has begun.
EXTRA BREADPUDDING
January 17, 2001
Sweet variations on the bread pudding comfort-food theme The Associated Press
Study abroad director exiled
Nationally renown program to get new leadership
January 17, 2001
By Scott Rothschild Kansas University on Tuesday announced it was replacing the director of its nationally recognized study abroad program with someone from the provost’s office. Margareta B. O’Connell, director of the Office of Study Abroad for the past 4 1/2 years, said she wasn’t given a reason why she was replaced.
Kings drop Senators, 7-6
January 17, 2001
The Ottawa Senators tried to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of their arena with a blowout of the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings had other plans.
National briefs
January 17, 2001
Youth violence linked to media exposure University given gift of $250 million 13-year-old blames pro wrestling for girl’s death Health care racial gap may be closing, study finds
Wife should save her outrage for bigger problems
January 17, 2001
SHUMWAY SERVICES
January 17, 2001
A concert to celebrate the life of Steven A. Shumway, 45, Oxford, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Hall Auditorium, Miami University of Oxford. Mr. Shumway died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at University Hospital, Cincinnati.
WHEN WAS KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL BUILT AND PUT INTO SERVICE?
January 17, 2001
When was the Kansas City International Airport built and put into service? According to a Web site — www.kcairports.com/kci — maintained by the aviation department in Kansas City, Mo.:
Latest filings force primary
KU student, maintenance worker join field for city commission
January 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis There will be a primary election in the Lawrence City Commission race. Two more people filed Tuesday for the three open seats, bringing the total number of candidates to eight.
Bridge restoration begins
Rural Douglas County structure to transform from overpass to overlook
January 17, 2001
By Joy Ludwig More than 10 years after public outcry saved the Chicken Creek Bridge from demolition, a project to restore the unusual structure has begun. Though the stone arch bridge no longer will be open to vehicular traffic after Monday, the project entails restoring the span to its original condition.
High bills create need for help
Applications for utility assistance increase with heating costs
January 17, 2001
By Terry Rombeck With heating costs soaring, more people are seeking help paying their utility bills. Forty-four people applied for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program on Tuesday, the first day Lawrence’s Social and Rehabilitative Services office accepted applications. Only 35 people applied during the first week of applications last year.
Heat tip Pistons
Mason, Majerle lift Miami, 93-85
January 17, 2001
Anthony Mason’s inside muscle and Dan Majerle’s outside shooting was a winning combination for the Miami Heat.
Hostilities kick off Ashcroft hearings
Attorney general nominee goes before Senate Judiciary panel
January 17, 2001
John Ashcroft, whose nomination as attorney general has become the focus of a fierce partisan struggle, pledged Tuesday to “serve as the attorney general of all people,” vigorously enforcing the nation’s laws despite his personal belief that some of them are wrong.
Decade’s passing doesn’t dim memories of Desert Storm
January 17, 2001
By Mike Belt According to the calendar, it’s been 10 years. Why have those 10 years have done so little to dim the memories? Why can Mark Johnson so vividly recall helping to rescue wounded Egyptian soldiers from a minefield? Why does Darrell BlueBack still remember his automatic reactions to battle?
Briefcase
January 17, 2001
Nestle, Ralston Purina announce merger Attorney general to review acquisition Icahn mulls fighting American for TWA Inventories rise as sales drop Penske to buy Rollins
Daily Ticker
January 17, 2001
PATH helps seniors design healthy lifestyle
January 17, 2001
By Susan Krumm Are you offering the PATH program again this spring? Yes, we are. PATH, the acronym for Personal Actions to Health, is being offered to individuals older than 55 from Feb. 21 to April 20 (excluding March 21 and 23) at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
Hodge-podge ends up in pie
January 17, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger A couple of weeks ago I found myself in something of a menu vacuum. That’s what happens when I have enough food on hand that I don’t feel like it’s time to go to the store, but what I do find in the refrigerator and pantry cupboard are mismatched items that I had never intended to put together into one dish.
It’s in the bag
Workers pack leftovers in brown-bag lunches
January 17, 2001
By Jim Baker Variety is the spice of life. That’s never more true than when talking about brown-bag lunches a catchall phrase for that quintessential, portable meal enjoyed (sometimes) midway through the work day. Ask anybody who’s ever been part of the lunchpail crowd: Bringing the same thing, day after day, is deadly.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
January 17, 2001
Nestle, Ralston Purina announce merger
WED TV CUTLINE
January 17, 2001
FILMMAKER KEN BURNS says the seed for his 10-episode, 19-hour documentary “Jazz” was planted back in 1991 by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis told Burns that he “would do a great service to our country by doing a film on jazz.”
AREA BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
January 17, 2001
J-W Staff Report Ottawa — Junior Lindsey Dieterich scored a game-high 19 points and sophomore Liz Burks chipped in 11, leading Ottawa to a 63-42 romp of Wellsville in high school girls basketball on Tuesday.
GAS HELP BOX
January 17, 2001
Staying to form For those needing help with their utility bills, ECKAN will have LIEAP applications available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1600 Haskell Ave. No. 197.
BRIEF ON EAST HEIGHTS ASKS FOR ACCREDITATION POSTPONEMENT
January 17, 2001
District asks to postpone East Heights accreditation
National briefs
January 17, 2001
Teen killed in fall overboard Corpses featured in photographs Space shuttle launch delayed until February
Lawrence briefs
January 17, 2001
Accident claims life near Lone Star Lake Police investigate sexual battery reports KU professor to give well-being seminar Allegedly abused infant released from hospital
Skin growth removed from Clinton was cancerous
January 17, 2001
The skin growth that President Clinton had removed from his back last week was basal-cell carcinoma, a common and rarely life-threatening form of skin cancer, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
CLOSE
January 17, 2001
Dow Industrials +127.28, 10,652.66
No. 1 Saints smother LHS girls
January 17, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Happiness is NOT playing the top-ranked team in the state without your leading scorer.
KNIGHT DUMP TAMPA BAY
January 17, 2001
PRO BASKETBALL Knights topple Tampa Bay
Dole supports choice of Ashcroft
January 17, 2001
By Bob Dole Special to The Washington Post The presidential election was one of the closest on record. The outsider from the South scratched out a narrow victory, then started putting his Cabinet together. Yes, in 1976, the Carter-Mondale ticket narrowly defeated the Ford-Dole ticket. President-elect Jimmy Carter nominated Griffin Bell to be his attorney general, and a firestorm erupted.
Horoscopes
January 17, 2001
Catfish on toast hooks diners
January 17, 2001
The full title of this savory dish, Catfish Pan-Seared With Brown Butter, Prosciutto, Lemon, Almonds and Capers on Black Olive Toast, is one of its lengthier aspects.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
January 17, 2001
Dog park wins commission’s OK
Officials disagree on election recounts
Thornburgh against automatic provision
January 17, 2001
Gov. Bill Graves and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh don’t agree on whether Kansas law should require a recount in some general election races.
Courts report budget crisis
Judicial system wants $1 million added to current-year funding
January 17, 2001
The Supreme Court plans to ask legislators to add $1 million to the current budget of the Kansas court system to help it keep up with personnel costs, Chief Justice Kay McFarland says.
Two arrested after leading officers on chases
January 17, 2001
By Mike Belt A Lawrence teen-ager was arrested early Tuesday at his home after allegedly leading Douglas County Sheriff’s officers on a high-speed chase that began west of the city.
Planning policy protecting LMH proposed
January 17, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence planning policy would be less friendly to prospective new hospitals and be more protective of Lawrence Memorial Hospital under a proposal backed Tuesday by city commissioners.
International Press likes ‘Sex’ and ‘West Wing’
January 17, 2001
“Sex and the City” and “The West Wing” picked up top honors Sunday night at the International Press Academy’s fifth annual Golden Satellite Awards.
Beatrice Gilner
January 17, 2001
On the record
January 17, 2001
Damages dispute may send water case back to court
January 17, 2001
A long-running water dispute between Colorado and Kansas could be headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court because the two sides continue to disagree on a financial settlement.
Five Royals file for arbitration
January 17, 2001
Five Kansas City Royals beat the Monday night salary arbitration deadline.
Shortage of blood worries donation center
January 17, 2001
By Terry Rombeck The blood isn’t flowing in Lawrence. And that has the Amanda Storm concerned. Storm, a donor recruitment representative with the Community Blood Center, said only four pints of type O blood the most common type were on the shelves at the center Monday night.
Earl Clary
January 17, 2001
Wildcats stun MU
January 17, 2001
On Saturday, No. 20 Missouri played a mentally and physically exhausting four-overtime game against Iowa State. On Tuesday, the Tigers stumbled around and were stunned, 80-59, by Kansas State.
Rhodes takes Denver post
January 17, 2001
Six years after celebrating a Super Bowl victory together, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and Ray Rhodes have been reunited.
NBA briefs
January 17, 2001
Suns say Hardaway likely out for year Camby contrite, but not suspended yet Abdur-Rahim fined Polynice pleads guilty
Red Wings jet falters
January 17, 2001
The Detroit Red Wings used a different plane Tuesday to fly to Canada hours after their chartered jet lost engine power and made an emergency landing in Sacramento.
Skin facts
January 17, 2001
About one in five Americans will get skin cancer during the course of their lives, largely from exposure to the sun. About 80 percent 800,000 a year are slow-growing basal cell cancers, like the one found on President Clinton’s back.
Cyclones hammer Wellsville, 63-42
January 17, 2001
Junior Lindsey Dieterich scored a game-high 19 points and sophomore Liz Burks chipped in 11, leading Ottawa to a 63-42 romp of Wellsville in high school girls basketball on Tuesday.
Local briefs
January 17, 2001
KU signee honored FSHS adds coaches Haskell women fall
Guzman commits to KU
January 17, 2001
Joey Guzman, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive tackle from Tulsa (Okla.) Union High, solidified his commitment to Kansas University’s football team.
Ottawa cruises, 79-60
Santa Fe Trail reaches Baldwin Invitational semifinals
January 17, 2001
Ottawa High’s boys basketball team turned in a trademark performance Tuesday night in its 79-60 victory over Wellsville in the first round of the Baldwin Invitational.
Sideline
January 17, 2001
Canseco signs with Angels Redskins hire Raye, Mann Chiefs keep Hurd
Elsie Kluetz
January 17, 2001
At long last, Jayhawks back home tonight
January 17, 2001
By Gary Bedore Today for the first time in 32 days Kansas will play a men’s basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. “It’s very easy to remember it,” KU coach Roy Williams said of the building. “We’ve been practicing a lot in there.” The No. 5-ranked Jayhawks (13-1, 2-0), who held two-a-day practices in the fieldhouse the past two weeks, entertain Nebraska (8-7, 1-1) at 8:05 tonight.
Lions take wild win over Firebirds
January 17, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Lawrence High wrestling coach Jeff Tummons said he came up with 50 possible scenarios for how the intracity dual would turn out on Tuesday night. Make that 51.
A call from the Hall
Winfield, Puckett picked for baseball shrine on first ballot
January 17, 2001
Kirby Puckett already knows which hat he’ll wear on his Hall of Fame plaque. Dave Winfield still must choose his cap for Cooperstown. Winfield and Puckett were elected Tuesday to the shrine on their first try, becoming the seventh pair of teammates voted in by baseball writers in the same year.
Inmate freed after DNA clears him of murder
January 17, 2001
A man who confessed to a murder 13 years ago was freed from prison Tuesday after being cleared by DNA evidence gathered by a group of law students.
Hope for survivors runs out
El Salvador quake toll tops 600
January 17, 2001
Bulldozers plowed through the wreckage of an earthquake-driven landslide Tuesday after sniffer dogs and heartbeat detectors failed in a final, desperate attempt to locate any more survivors in this Salvadoran town.
OKC bomber’s execution date is May 16
January 17, 2001
Timothy McVeigh’s date with death is now only four months away. Federal authorities announced Tuesday the decorated Persian Gulf war veteran will die by injection May 16 almost exactly 73 months after he detonated a truck bomb at the doorstep of the Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people.
James joins Jayhawks as wideouts coach
January 17, 2001
Clarence James, who spent seven years at Oklahoma, five years at Texas and five years at Texas Tech, has been hired as KU’s wide receivers coach, replacing Darrell Wyatt, who resigned as associate head coach/offensive coordinator to join the Oklahoma State staff.
OPEC expected to cut oil production
January 17, 2001
OPEC members have agreed informally to cut their oil exports by 5 percent, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said Tuesday, a widely anticipated move aimed at keeping prices firm ahead of slower seasonal demand for refined products
Screening to check infants, toddlers
January 17, 2001
The Douglas County Infant-Toddler Coordinating Council will offer a free infant-toddler community screening clinic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Lawrence Memorial Hospital, conference room A.
New York Philharmonic names controversial director
January 17, 2001
Lorin Maazel will replace Kurt Masur as the musical head of the New York Philharmonic when Masur’s contract expires at the end of the 2001-02 season, sources close to the negotiations said Monday.
Staff vital to KU’s mission
January 17, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Gov. Graves’ renewed interest and emphasis on education in his State of the State Address and in his budgetary plans for the current year is laudable. However, there is one part of these plans which is both morally and pragmatically wrong-headed.
Old home town 100 years ago today
January 17, 2001
Nonconformist
January 17, 2001
Reality TV reflects skewed sexual values
January 17, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe Think of it as moral deflation. A few years ago when Robert Redford made his “Indecent Proposal” to Demi Moore, the ethical question posed by Hollywood was whether married women would sleep with Redford for $1 million.
Let’s do something
January 17, 2001
Journal-World Editorial There are pockets of success to build on, but Lawrence schools clearly have work to do. After looking at local schools’ recently released scores on state assessment tests, it would be tempting to point at Lawrence’s top school administrators and say, “Do something!”
Investors await Intel while blue chips rise
January 17, 2001
Investors awaiting the release of Intel’s earnings took some bets on blue-chip stocks Tuesday, but otherwise traded cautiously in high-tech and Internet sectors. When Intel released its results after the market closed, Wall Street’s reaction was muted.
Double Take’ star got start in KC comedy club
January 17, 2001
Eddie Griffin reminds you of that guy who hangs on the corner when the weather’s hot the clown who hoots at the honeys, tells the freshest jokes, and does a mean James Brown or Michael Jackson. He practically was that guy.
Stage fog causing vocal woes
Opera singers, orchestra members say special effect makes them cough
January 17, 2001
Those clouds of manmade fog that dazzle audiences nightly at operas, concerts and Broadway shows around the country may be doing more than creating atmosphere. Opera chorus singer Pamela Dale said the fog is making her cough.
Firms, feds join to bust hackers
Tech heavyweights to work together in battle against cybercrime
January 17, 2001
Some of the biggest names in cyberspace IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle are teaming up with the government to create a private-public dragnet to catch hackers before they cause costly damage to Internet sites.
Airbus lands FedEx order
But Boeing’s MD-11 will remain backbone of freighter fleet
January 17, 2001
FedEx announced plans Tuesday to buy 10 massive European-made Airbus A380 airplanes, casting another blow to Boeing Co.’s effort to build and market a larger 747. FedEx will be the launch customer for the freight version of Airbus’ new plane, with deliveries to begin in 2008, said Frederick Smith, FedEx chairman and CEO.
Short & sweet
January 17, 2001
The wonder of wasabi It’s all in the game Really Slim pickings
Web site offers tips to perk up your brown-bags
January 17, 2001
Food sites on the Internet are a good source of ideas for spicing up your brown-bag lunch.