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KU crushes Aggies: 100-70
January 20, 2001
(Updated Sunday at 1:49 a.m.) It would be difficult to find an aspect of the Jayhawks’ game that was not working today in Phog Allen Fieldhouse. Sure, the Aggies are the Big 12 bottom-dwellers, but today’s win was the result entirely of good play from Kansas. To hit the century mark, Kansas scored exactly 50 points in each half.
Bush sworn in as 43rd president
New president promises to lead with ‘civility, courage’
January 20, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 11:41 a.m.) George Walker Bush was inaugurated 43rd president of the United States on Saturday, only the second time in American history a son had followed his father to the White House.
Nation Briefs
January 20, 2001
WASHINGTON , D.C.: Meat safety rules proposed WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. promises Israel advanced fighter jets Indiana: BP Amoco settles environmental lawsuit WASHINGTON, D.C.: Marine admits falsifying records
BIRD WATCHERS TRAIN EAGLE EYES ON KAW RIVER
January 20, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com A colder winter this year has shrunk the habitat but likely not the population of returning bald eagles, hundreds of which come back to Kansas when the north winds blow.
DISTRICT LOSES HUNDREDS OF FIRST-GRADERS ––— STUDENTS HEAD FOR PRIVATE, HOME SCHOOLS
January 20, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The reason for last fall’s unanticipated downturn in the Lawrence public school district’s enrollment is elementary.
COUNTY TO DEBATE TELEVISING MEETINGS
January 20, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Rather than watching Family Feud at night, viewers could see their elected county officials discussing growth issues or setting new policies on television.
HICKEY SERVICES
January 20, 2001
Graveside services for Katherine I. “Stormy” Hickey, 84, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Hickey died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her home.
LIONS JUMP
January 20, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C Lions have held three opponents below 40 points.
HEALTH BRIEFS
January 20, 2001
Merck manual available online More: www.merckhomeedition.com
COLUMN
January 20, 2001
khall@sunflower.com It’s service with a smile. Meals on Wheels is making the lives of Lawrence senior citizens easier.
EAGLE BREAKOUT
January 20, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Presentations scheduled Sunday for Kaw Valley Eagles Day at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds are:
KU ROY/CHENO NOTEBOOK AFTER PRACTICE
January 20, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas center Eric Chenowith considered wearing a hockey mask during today’s game against Texas A&M.
EUDORA GIRLS FALL TO MCLOUTH
January 20, 2001
Courtney Edmonds scored 22 points, and McLouth beat slow-starting Eudora High, 44-36, in girls basketball on Friday at EHS. “We didn’t play in the first half,” Eudora coach Gretchen Freeland said. “We were flat on defense, and our shots weren’t falling at all.”
FSHS-NORTHEAST BOX
January 20, 2001
Lincoln (Neb.) Northeast 71, Free State 57 FREE STATE (57)
FREE STATE-JC GIRLS BOX
January 20, 2001
Free State 43, Junction City 33 JUNCTION CITY (33)
FREE STATE GIRLS SPILL JUNCTION CITY
January 20, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Ah, a career-high. What basketball player will ever forget the night he or she scored the most points?
FREE STATE JUMP
January 20, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C one of the strong suits of our team,” Schreiner said, “and they just shredded us tonight.”
STREET SIGN SIDEBAR
January 20, 2001
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LAW REQUIRES SPECIAL PLANS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS
January 20, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com In Kansas, gifted education is part of the special-education mix.
SOUNDOFF ON MARDI GRAS
January 20, 2001
When is Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year? Each year, the official Mardi Gras season begins at twilight on Jan. 5, the 12th day after Christmas. This year’s Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, falls on Feb. 27. Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday, is always 46 days before Easter.
NEW STREET SIGNS FOR LAWRENCE (A STREET BY ANY OTHER NAME)
January 20, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Lawrence’s historic neighborhoods will soon look a little more historic.
BILL MAYER FOR SATURDAY
January 20, 2001
Piece of cake, you think. Iowa State basketeer Paul Shirley has tied the score against Missouri last week with a free throw. He has another shot to put his club ahead with only a few seconds to go in regulation play. ISU can clinch it right there. You know if Shirley, the dependable senior academic wonder from nearby Meriden, were at the line against Kansas he’d make it. He excels in dealing misery to the Jayhawks. But Shirley blows the second shot, the game runs four overtimes and Missouri wins. You’re dying for Mizzou to suffer that first Big 12 loss. You’re sure Kansas State won’t be able to dole it out, even at Manhattan in a few days. So Iowa State doesn’t and K-State does. Love ya, Cats!
4-H NEWS
January 20, 2001
The January meeting of the Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club was called to order by Jo Hetrick, president. Members answered roll call by donating a teddy bear to foster homes. Kali Roberts led the club in singing “This Old Man.”
SCOUTING
January 20, 2001
John Lindsey Garner has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Award. John will be recognized in ceremonies at 7 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3755 W. 10th. A member of LDS Troop 158, John is one of about only 2 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle. John chose a community project of mulching the trees at “Dad” Perry Park.
DELTA TAU DELTA FRATERNITY CLOSES HOUSE DOORS
January 20, 2001
KANSAS UNIVERSITY Fraternity closes house for lack of members
CLUB NEWS
January 20, 2001
The Pilot Club of Lawrence met Jan. 8 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for its monthly meeting. Merna Dean, president, called the meeting to order. The fund-raising division presented the program and the theme was Founder’s Day. Nadine Criqui portrayed Pearl Sparks, who was the author of the Pilot Club Pledge, and Susan Helmer was the narrator.
ANNIVERSARY
January 20, 2001
Farrier Dave and Donna Farrier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive, in Lawrence.
HENSLEY MEETS WITH LOTTERY WORKER
January 20, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — A Kansas Lottery worker who says he was unjustly reprimanded for refusing to keep quiet about obscene and off-color material found on some of the office computers met Friday with Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka.
LHS-WASHBURN RURAL BOX
January 20, 2001
Lawrence 56, Topeka Washburn Rural 38 WASHBURN RURAL (38)
SATURDAY BEST BETS
January 20, 2001
SATURDAY THE PHARCYDE play tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SATURDAY
January 20, 2001
Iomega Corp. introduces new look for Zip disks
AREA ROUNDUP
January 20, 2001
Shawn Howard scored 20 points to pace three Perry-Lecompton High players in double figures as the Kaws reached the championship game of the McLouth basketball invitational with a 67-51 victory over Shawnee Maranatha in a tournament semifinal game on Friday at McLouth. Aaron Spreer added 15 points and Daniel Sailors had 14 for Perry, which will face Valley Falls in the championship game at 7:30 tonight.
CITY BLOTTER
January 20, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
KU TRACK RESULTS
January 20, 2001
College Results TIGER INVITATIONAL
HERBERT WARREN SROBITUARY
January 20, 2001
Herbert Warren Sr. Lyndon — Services for Herbert Warren Sr., 87, Lyndon, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lyndon Cemetery.
ED CAIN OBITUARY
January 20, 2001
Ed Cain Baldwin — Private graveside services for Ed Cain, 78, Linwood, will be Monday in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.
MASON THROUGH INTERVIEWING, HE SAYS
January 20, 2001
Minnesota football coach Glen Mason tried humor — “You guys are stuck with me now, that’s the bad news” — he tried humility, and he tried honesty when he met with Twin Cities media for the first time since failing in his quest to get the job at his alma mater, Ohio State. Mason, who interviewed for jobs at Michigan State and Louisiana State after last season, knows he must restore faith among Gophers players, recruits and university boosters.
WOMAN INJURED IN FIGHT
January 20, 2001
Teen injured in bar fight A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was injured early Friday during a fight with another woman at a bar, Lawrence Police said.
Goodbye, Mister Rogers
It’s a sad day in the neighborhood as final show to air in August
January 20, 2001
Three decades after Fred Rogers took to the airwaves, it’s still a beautiful day in his neighborhood. Children’s television has moved on, though.
JUMP
January 20, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C Tomas Ress (pelvic bone infection), Andy Slocum (right shoulder injury) and Aaron Jack (concussion).
ANTI-ABORTION ISSUES CONVERGING
January 20, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com President-elect George W. Bush’s inauguration, the nomination of conservative former Sen. John Ashcroft to be attorney general, and the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion are converging this weekend.
BIRTHS
January 20, 2001
Duanette Baker, Valley Falls, a boy, Thursday.
ABOUT
January 20, 2001
Jessica E. Sprague-Brunk, Lawrence, was named to the fall 2000 dean’s list at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. The dean’s list recognizes students who have maintained at least a 3.4 grade point average for the semester. l
SOCIETY CALENDAR
January 20, 2001
Sunday Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., West Side Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold.
RECREATION CALENDAR
January 20, 2001
Lawrence Bicycle Club Today — The Muffin Ride departs at 8 a.m. from the southeast corner of the park near Colorport, 26th and Iowa, and heads to Lone Star Lake.
STRONGER ANIMAL CRUELTY BILL SOUGHT
January 20, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com The gruesome killing of a cat at a Lawrence apartment complex is drawing outrage — and raising questions among some about priorities.
CORRECTION
January 20, 2001
The day of the Taize service at St. John the Evangelist Church was incorrectly listed in Friday’s paper. The service is at 7 p.m. Jan. 26.
NOTES
January 20, 2001
Ballards Unaffected Junior guard Brett Ballard’s family wasn’t affected by last week’s gas explosions and gas geysers in Hutchinson. “I worked behind that store that blew up,” Ballard said. “It was kind of weird to see that on TV.” Ballard’s father teaches at Hutchinson High.
ELIZABETH BARKER OBITUARY
January 20, 2001
Elizabeth Barker Meriden — Services for Elizabeth J. Anspaugh Barker, 75, Meriden, are pending and will be announced by Barnett’s Meriden Funeral Chapel.
WEDDING
January 20, 2001
First one is holdover - leave as is. Poggio-Shamburg
15-year-old boy’s obsession with guitar worries parents
January 20, 2001
County considers televising commission meetings
January 20, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Rather than watching Family Feud at night, viewers could see their elected county officials discussing growth issues or setting new policies on television. Included on their to-do list during the next two years, Douglas County commissioners want to discuss the pros and cons of televising their twice-weekly meetings.
Thiry services
January 20, 2001
Business Briefcase
January 20, 2001
Iomega unveils new-look disk for storing computer data Mutual funds: SEC passes rules to inform taxpayers Japan: Corporate bankruptcies leave record debt Leadership: AOL Inc. president named Internet: Drugstore.com swallows job cuts
Pro-lifers feel tide is turning
Bush inauguration may herald new era
January 20, 2001
By Scott Rothschild President-elect George W. Bush’s inauguration, the nomination of conservative former Sen. John Ashcroft to be attorney general, and the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion are converging this weekend.
Pentagon absolves brass of negligence in bombing
January 20, 2001
Defense Secretary William Cohen closed out the USS Cole bombing investigation Friday by declaring that no one in the military chain of command should be accused of negligence, but all could be faulted for inadequate attention to terrorist threats.
GIFTED PROGRAM HAS PROBLEMS
January 20, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Stronger oversight of Lawrence’s program for gifted children is needed to correct inequalities between rich and poor schools — if the program is worth keeping at all, school board members say.
LAWRENCE REACHES FINAL WITH 56-38 WIN
January 20, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Topeka — Tournaments seem to bring out the best in Lawrence High boys basketball.
PEOPLES PHARMACY CONSTIPATION
January 20, 2001
CONSTIPATION IS COMMON COMPLAINT
1-20 WOMEN AND INTIMACY
January 20, 2001
Raliegh News & Observer You’ve got to give Viagra credit.
M TO MEET KANSAS TODAY
January 20, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Texas A&M basketball is down — way down.
M PACKAGE NO KILLO
January 20, 2001
Probable Starters TEXAS A&M (6-10, 0-4)
ROCKETS ROCK FIREBIRDS
January 20, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Topeka — Free State High coach Jack Schreiner is a Rocket Man.
EUDORA BEATS HOMETOWN TONGANOXIE
January 20, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Tonganoxie — It was more of the same for Tonganoxie and Eudora on Friday.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR SATURDAY
January 20, 2001
Norris to play today Former Kansas University fullback Moran Norris will play in today’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Norris has been assigned to the South team. Kansas State’s David Allen, Quincy Morgan, Jerrod Cooper, Jamie Rheem and Mario Fatafehi are on the North team. The 1 p.m. game will be televised on ESPN (cable channel 48).
SATURDAY COLUMN CABINET CONFIRMATION SCRUTINY DISCOURAGES PUBLIC SERVICE
January 20, 2001
Various thoughts on various matters: Americans have been exposed to a wide variety of confirmation hearings in Washington in the past few days, and there is the possibility some of these hearings could extend into next week or longer.
ENGAGEMENTS
January 20, 2001
Garrison-Osborn Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Garrison, Vero Beach, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Garrison, to Derek James Osborn, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Osborn, Okmulgee, Okla.
Area Briefs
January 20, 2001
Teen injured in bar fight Police recover power tools 18-year-old charged with several sex crimes Chinese ensemble to perform at museum Lawrence scientist offers help to Hutchinson KU names interim director of anthropology museum
Cabinet confirmation scrutiny discourages public service
January 20, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Various thoughts on various matters:
Bird watchers train eagle eyes on Kaw River
January 20, 2001
By Kevin Bates A colder winter this year has shrunk the habitat but likely not the population of returning bald eagles, hundreds of which come back to Kansas when the north winds blow. “The numbers are really growing,” said Mike Watkins, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “But because this cold weather has frozen over many of the lakes, they’ve been concentrating along the river.”
(BREAKOUT BOX) HOME DEPOT WARNS
January 20, 2001
Home Depot warns Home Depot Inc. said Friday that it expected fourth-quarter earnings of 20 cents a share, missing Wall Street estimates by 4 cents. It expects earnings of $1.10 a share for 2000, also below expectations.
COMING SUNDAY EPILEPSY STORY
January 20, 2001
A doctor at Kansas University Medical Center is trying to develop a procedure to block epilepsy seizures. If his research succeeds, the lives of Lawrence resident Meredith Leary and other epileptics like her will be changed forever. In Sunday’s Journal-World, writer Jan Biles and photographer Melissa Lacey begin a three-part series about Meredith and the doctors who are “Holding on to Hope” for a cure.
TUES THIS SERIES
January 20, 2001
Holding on to Hope This series
Williams sisters waste no time
Serena topples Tanasugarn in 58 minutes; Hingis advances
January 20, 2001
For Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Martina Hingis, the goal today at the Australian Open was twofold: get into the fourth round, and get out of the heat.
Kidd apologizes for striking wife
January 20, 2001
Joumana and Jason Kidd have been the first couple of Phoenix sports. Outgoing and friendly, she appears regularly on local television. Kidd, a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in Sydney, has credited their partnership as a big factor in his rise to NBA superstardom. He said the kisses he blows before free throws are for her.
Roundup
Sixers clip Nets
January 20, 2001
Without the services of Allen Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers needed a little extra something from somebody.
Cat’s death brings calls for tougher cruelty laws
January 20, 2001
By Mike Belt The gruesome killing of a cat at a Lawrence apartment complex is drawing outrage and raising questions among some about priorities. State Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, said Friday that his office received several calls from Lawrence residents angry about the demise of an adopted feline known as “Mama Cat.”
Daily Ticker
January 20, 2001
Nation Briefs
January 20, 2001
NEW YORK CITY: Recovered Greek antiquities returned California: Air Force officer, wife shot in murder, suicide DALLAS: DNA tests ordered for convicted murderer
Law requires special plans for gifted students
January 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter In Kansas, gifted education is part of the special-education mix. State law stipulates that each public school student in the gifted category have an individualized education plan, or IEP, just like students with a disability. IEPs describe the unique educational needs of the child and outline a plan to meet them.
How will Bush use his power?
January 20, 2001
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Dallas Morning News The late Atty. Gen. John Mitchell told reporters at the outset of the Nixon administration: “Watch what we do, not what we say.” That may prove a useful standard for judging both the substantive record and the tone of the Bush administration.
CLOSE
January 20, 2001
Dow Industrials —90.69, 10,587.59
BALDWIN INVITAITONAL
January 20, 2001
Baldwin High and Ottawa High took different roads in their semifinal matchups at the 32nd annual Baldwin Invitational boys basketball tournament on Friday evening. But both Class 4A powers arrived at the same destination. Top-seeded BHS cruised past No. 4 seed Santa Fe Trail, 69-41, to set up a showdown with No. 2 seed Ottawa, a narrow 69-67 winner over No. 3 seed Augusta, in tonight’s championship game. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Baldwin Junior High.
Horoscopes
January 20, 2001
People
January 20, 2001
LHS advances to finals
January 20, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Tournaments seem to bring out the best in Lawrence High boys basketball. The Blue Valley Shootout champion in December, the Lions reached the final of the Capital City Classic with a 56-38 victory over Topeka Washburn Rural on Friday night at Seaman High.
Mental health parity bill misunderstood, chairman says
Parties disagree on adequacy of data
January 20, 2001
The chairman of the House Insurance Committee says critics of his mental health bill don’t understand it.
Bottomless pits
January 20, 2001
Journal-World Editorial How long before the lackluster Kansas City Chiefs raise the prices of their football tickets, again?
Does growth pay?
Housing study opens door to debate
January 20, 2001
By Mark Fagan Lawrence builders, neighborhood activists, university economists and city officials may not agree on whether a growing market for new homes is paying its own way for public services, but they can settle on a place to start the discussion.
So long Clinton, so long hair
January 20, 2001
Clinton is out, Bush is in, and Harry isn’t hairy anymore. Harry Hunt, a Vietnam veteran, was upset when Bill Clinton took office because he did not serve in the war. As a protest, Hunt decided he wouldn’t cut his hair until Clinton left office.
KU WOMEN TRAVEL TO CU
January 20, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Just when it seemed Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was starting to find some answers, along came a new, troubling question.
HEART DOCTOR CORRECTION
January 20, 2001
Cardiologists recruited by KU Medical Center for a new cardiology program were brought to the hospital in November. The new staff sought by the medical center will include a number of research scientists, not cardiologists, as was reported by the Journal-World on Friday. The growth factor molecule, identified by researchers, also has only been shown to be abnormal in people with heart disease. It hasn’t yet been used to treat them.
1-20 BESIDES THE LEWINSKY INCIDENT, WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER …
January 20, 2001
Besides the Lewinsky incident, what will you remember most about the Clinton presidency? Ken Stoner,
DEVELOPMENT DOES GROWTH PAY? ––— HOUSING STUDY OPENS DOOR TO DEBATE
January 20, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Lawrence builders, neighborhood activists, university economists and city officials may not agree on whether a growing market for new homes is paying its own way for public services, but they can settle on a place to start the discussion.
MON THIS SERIES
January 20, 2001
Holding on to Hope This series
Nation Briefs
January 20, 2001
OKLAHOMA CITY: Closed-circuit telecast of McVeigh execution weighed WASHINGTON, D.c.: Ex-CIA chief cutting deal for keeping secrets exposed Maine: Prescription drug insurance expanded WASHINGTON, D.C.: Clinton lifts most sanctions against Yugoslavia
Sebelius: Patients’ privacy to take priority
Medical records need legislative protection, state insurance commissioner says
January 20, 2001
Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius says protecting the privacy of Kansans’ medical records is her top legislative priority this year. Sebelius wants the Legislature to approve a bill that would give her office the authority to write regulations to protect the privacy of health information.
Hickey services
January 20, 2001
Colorado set to test Jayhawks
Johnson’s status uncertain for Kansas’ game tonight in Boulder
January 20, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Just when it seemed Kansas University’s women’s basketball team was starting to find some answers, along came a new, troubling question. How can the Jayhawks survive without Jaclyn Johnson?
NHL ROUNDUP
Sabres subdue Panthers, 1-0, on goal with 7.9 seconds remaining
January 20, 2001
Denis Hamel turned a defensive play into an opportunity on offense. Hamel blocked a shot, picked up the puck and scored with 7.9 seconds remaining as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers, 1-0, Friday night.
Ex-centerfold socks Koch firm with $474 million lawsuit
January 20, 2001
Former Playboy centerfold Anna Nicole Smith filed a $474 million lawsuit against Koch Industries Inc., claiming the firm conspired with her late husband’s son to prevent her from receiving her inheritance.
District: Enrollment loss is private
Survey finds elementary student numbers increase at 7 private schools in county
January 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The reason for last fall’s unanticipated downturn in the Lawrence public school district’s enrollment is elementary. “We found out we had a huge loss of kids in the first grade,” said Rick Gammill, director of transportation, safety and facilities planning for the Lawrence district.
Sylvia Stone
January 20, 2001
Lucille Reed
January 20, 2001
Day dedicated to eagles
January 20, 2001
Presentations scheduled Sunday for Kaw Valley Eagles Day at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds:
On the record
January 20, 2001
State warns of error on tax forms
January 20, 2001
The state Department of Revenue is warning legislators, tax preparers and taxpayers of flaws in the 2000 version of a form used by thousands seeking property tax relief.
Kaiser to close area offices, cut jobs
January 20, 2001
Kaiser Permanente plans to close its four Kansas City-area medical offices and sell most of its membership contracts, eliminating 425 area jobs.
U.S. trade deficit declines
Lower oil prices cut bill
January 20, 2001
The U.S. trade deficit posted a rare back-to-back decline, but the $33 billion November imbalance still was the third-highest in history. The improvement from October’s $33.6 billion imbalance reflected lower oil prices and the country’s sharp economic slowdown, which cut demand for autos, heavy industrial equipment and other imported goods.
Profit-taking sends stocks mostly lower
Weak earnings reports make for disappointing end to strong week on Wall Street
January 20, 2001
Investors, more cautious than relieved after a week of earnings news that turned out better than expected, took profits Friday and sent stocks mostly lower. Blue chips tumbled after Home Depot warned of disappointing quarterly results. Tech stocks advanced, but disappointing revenues from Sun Microsystems helped offset gains in the Nasdaq composite index.
Whistle-blower seeks state protection
Senate minority leader meets with worker
January 20, 2001
By Dave Ranney A Kansas Lottery worker who says he was unjustly reprimanded for refusing to keep quiet about obscene and off-color material found on some of the office computers met Friday with Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka.
State Briefs
January 20, 2001
St. John: Armed standoff ends Russell: City buys vacant manufacturing building
Verdict is guilty in capital murder
January 20, 2001
A Morganville man could face death after he was convicted Friday of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and a police dog.
Explosive scene almost under control
Hutchinson gas leak causes death, injury, two fires, evacuation
January 20, 2001
Yellow flames fueled by leaking natural gas dwindled Friday in the downtown area, and officials felt optimistic about plugging a leak in an underground gas storage facility. The leak sparked two fires one Wednesday that destroyed two downtown businesses and another Thursday about three miles away that forced the evacuation of scores of people and resulted in one death and one serious injury.
Briefly
January 20, 2001
Kansas University: Fraternity closes house for lack of members Forum : Stories of poverty shared
Mississippi civil rights papers reveal extent of state secrecy
January 20, 2001
After examining the burned-out station wagon of three civil rights workers who vanished in Mississippi, an investigator from a secret state agency concluded in 1964 there were no signs of foul play.
World Briefs
January 20, 2001
Belgium: Parliament to legalize marijuana possession England: Adoption snafu headed to court Norway : Wolf hunt draws howls of protests
Teen’s funeral brings Mideast violence close to home
January 20, 2001
Until this week, the residents of this port city where teen-ager Ofir Rakhum lived felt mostly walled off from the deadly intifada raging in the Palestinian territories not far away.
Few in Congo mourn slain leader
January 20, 2001
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Many people in this mineral-rich, battle-scarred African nation refused Friday to mourn assassinated President Laurent Kabila, even as his death led to more fighting between rival ethnic groups.
Philippines’ leader resigns
President Estrada quits amid massive protests
January 20, 2001
President Joseph Estrada resigned today and the vice president prepared to take office, moving to end the Philippines’ worst government crisis in years, a provincial governor said.
First lady-to-be: Don’t overturn Roe vs. Wade
January 20, 2001
Incoming first lady Laura Bush has carefully avoided any hint that she disagrees with husband George W. Bush on anything, let alone hot-button issues such as abortion.
George the father vents his bitterness
January 20, 2001
The president-elect avoids speaking about Florida, and most Republicans say they’ve put it behind them. But the bitterness of the election legal brawl is still fresh for George Herbert Walker Bush.
Linda Tripp looking for work
January 20, 2001
Linda Tripp, the tell-all confidante of Monica Lewinsky who nearly toppled a president, was fired Friday from her Pentagon job after she refused to resign her political appointment, a customary step to clear the decks for a new administration.
GOP feels vindicated for impeachment effort
January 20, 2001
They might have failed two years ago in their drive to oust President Clinton from office, but Republicans in Congress claimed some measure of vindication Friday in the agreement he reached to avoid possible indictment for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Clinton cuts deal to avoid prosecution
January 20, 2001
Striking a deal to avoid indictment in the Monica Lewinsky case, President Clinton acknowledged Friday that he made “evasive and misleading” statements under oath when he denied a sexual relationship with the former White House intern.
Judge upholds security orders
January 20, 2001
Demonstrators failed to persuade a federal judge to relax inauguration security arrangements Friday, a day before what they hope will be a display of inaugural dissent not seen since anti-war protests at President Nixon’s 1973 swearing-in.
Florida Republicans treated like royalty
January 20, 2001
They are a who’s who from George W. Bush’s 36-day battle for Florida Barry Richard, Katherine Harris, Bob Crawford, Tom Feeney and now they will enjoy the honor of attending the inauguration of America’s 43rd president.
Corporations pay most of inaugural costs
January 20, 2001
Drug companies. Defense contractors. A software giant. Casinos. Big-league baseball, big tobacco, big oil, big business. All have ponied up six-figure sums to pay for President-elect George W. Bush’s weekend inaugural events.
Murders down but crime on college campus rises
January 20, 2001
Fewer homicides were committed on college campuses in 1999, but reports of sexual offenses, robberies and hate crimes increased, among other crimes, the Education Department said Friday in its report to Congress on campus crime.
Coalition backs Jesse Jackson
Civil rights group acknowledges payments to out-of-wedlock child’s mom
January 20, 2001
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition board members voiced support for founder the Rev. Jesse Jackson with a unanimous vote of confidence Friday, as new questions emerged about funds given to an employee who had a child with the married civil rights leader.
Mysterious Poe Toaster on Ravens: ‘Nevermore’
January 20, 2001
An enigmatic, black-clad stranger strode into the Westminster Presbyterian Church cemetery on Friday and, as tradition dictates, celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday by laying three red roses and a half-filled bottle of French cognac on the writer’s grave.
D.C., Hollywood lovefest comes to end
Entertainment individuals fall out of favor with new White House
January 20, 2001
When President-elect George W. Bush is sworn into office this week, no business sector will lose so much influence in the Oval Office yet somehow be poised to collect so many favors from the White House as the entertainment industry.
Rockets blast Free State
January 20, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High coach Jack Schreiner is a Rocket Man. No, he’s not the subject of the Elton John song, but rather has a newfound appreciation of Lincoln (Neb.) Northeast’s boys basketball team.
Carruth acquitted of murder
Former Colorado standout spared death penalty, faces up to 20 years on conspiracy conviction
January 20, 2001
Former NFL player Rae Carruth was acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of conspiracy and two other charges Friday in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend.
Kansas Vs. Texas A&M - Aggies in agony at A&M
Texas A&M still struggling heading into tilt with Jayhawks
January 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Texas A&M basketball is down way down. But don’t count the Aggies out, says optimistic coach Melvin Watkins, who still believes he didn’t make a mistake leaving his alma mater, North Carolina-Charlotte, for the Big 12 school three years ago.
Crum under fire at Louisville
Some basketball fans believe game has passed by Cardinals’ coaching legend
January 20, 2001
The crowd at Freedom Hall cheered as Louisville coach Denny Crum was honored for 30 years of coaching before last Saturday’s game against Cincinnati. Less than two hours later, many of the same fans were booing and shaking their heads following another listless performance.
Drake players heard
Judge to decide eligibility case next week
January 20, 2001
Drake’s Lamont Evans and Dontaie Smith, declared academically ineligible this week, went before a judge to seek an order that would let them continue playing basketball.
KU netters to open
January 20, 2001
Kansas University’s men’s tennis team will open its spring season today with a doubleheader. The Jayhawks will meet Southwest Missouri State at 9 a.m. and Creighton at 3 p.m. Both matches will be at the Alvamar Racquet Club.
Norris to play today
January 20, 2001
Former Kansas University fullback Moran Norris will play in today’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Norris has been assigned to the South team. Kansas State’s David Allen, Quincy Morgan, Jerrod Cooper, Jamie Rheem and Mario Fatafehi are on the North team. The 1 p.m. game will be on ESPN (cable 48).
FSHS girls prevail
Chadwick nets career-high 19 points in 43-33 win
January 20, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Ah, a career-high. What basketball player will ever forget the night he or she scored the most points? Perhaps Joyia Chadwick will. Chadwick is a 6-foot Free State senior who scored a career-high 19 points in the Firebirds’ methodical 43-33 win over Junction City on Friday night in the FSHS gym.
MU aims to rebound against UVA
January 20, 2001
Missouri is about to get another chance to show it belongs in the Top 25. The 20th-ranked Tigers (12-4), coming off a deflating 80-59 loss at Kansas State on Tuesday, play today at No. 13 Virginia (12-3). Another performance like the last one and Missouri’s first appearance in the rankings under second-year coach Quin Snyder will be brief.
KU’s Chenowith chilly on mask idea
Jayhawks’ senior center to play today vs. Texas A&M despite broken nose
January 20, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas center Eric Chenowith considered wearing a hockey mask during today’s game against Texas A&M. Not to scare the Aggies … and not to protect his broken nose.
Well Being
Golf better than no exercise
January 20, 2001
In yet another case of science laboring to prove the obvious, a new study demonstrates that playing golf is healthier than doing nothing.
Volunteers deliver meals to doorsteps
January 20, 2001
By Kim Hall 6News reporter It’s service with a smile. Meals on Wheels is making the lives of Lawrence senior citizens easier.
Top 25 women
Xavier tops Temple, 73-63
January 20, 2001
Taru Tuukkanen scored 26 points, four in a late 9-0 run, as No. 23 Xavier beat Temple, 73-63, on Friday night.
Shirley a Jayhawk killer
But Iowa State forward faltered in 4 OT loss to Missouri
January 20, 2001
By Bill Mayer Piece of cake, you think. Iowa State basketeer Paul Shirley has tied the score against Missouri last week with a free throw. He has another shot to put his club ahead with only a few seconds to go in regulation play. ISU can clinch it right there.
Shoe is on the other foot
January 20, 2001
By Lenore Skenazy New York Daily News At heart, I am a pacifist. But boy, does it feel good to come out swinging. After eight years of watching the Republicans go after the Democrats with both barrels blazing not to mention special prosecutors prosecuting it’s just plain exhilarating to have the tables turned.
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 20, 2001
Negative impact
January 20, 2001
Army campaign misses the mark
January 20, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate Having failed to meet its recruiting quotas in three of the last six years, the U.S. Army did just what any decisive nonpublic institution would do: It fired its old advertising agency and hired a new one.
Chocolate spa is a sweet idea
January 20, 2001
As a stressed-out restaurateur, Heather Cave has been a visitor to many European-style spas. But nothing quite compares to the spa treatment she got in the chocolate capital of America.
Utilities told not to cut power
January 20, 2001
Saying insolvency was no excuse, state regulators slapped California’s two largest utilities with an order Friday barring them from cutting off power to the 25 million people they serve.
California blackouts prompt conservation
January 20, 2001
Daren Webster switches off his TV and VCR every time he leaves the room. He has cut his electricity bill by more than $20 a month. “For me this is a game, and I’m winning,” he said.
Gifted program more of a privilege for students on city’s west side
January 20, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Stronger oversight of Lawrence’s program for gifted children is needed to correct inequalities between rich and poor schools if the program is worth keeping at all, school board members say.
Signposts to yesteryear go up in city
January 20, 2001
By Dave Ranney Lawrence’s historic neighborhoods will soon look a little more historic. During the next several months, city crews will replace the standard green-and-white street signs throughout the Old West Lawrence and Oread neighborhoods. The new signs are a little bigger, black with older-style white lettering, and, if you look closely enough, will bear the street’s original name.
Women and intimacy
In the wake of Viagra, focus has shifted to the problems of female sexual dysfunction
January 20, 2001
You’ve got to give Viagra credit. In two short years, the drug helped millions of men prevail over impotence, nourished the punch lines of comedians everywhere, and caused perfect strangers to spend more time thinking about Bob Dole’s sex life than they might have liked, but that’s another story.
Bush to take reins
January 20, 2001
With the sky threatening rain, sleet and snow, George W. Bush will become the nation’s 43rd president today amid an outpouring of celebration and protest. Despite the foul weather, inauguration organizers were leaning Friday toward honoring tradition by having Bush take the oath of office outdoors at the west front of the U.S. Capitol.