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Del Toro: Script is foundation of good film
January 23, 2001
Benicio Del Toro sits in a Manhattan hotel, dressed in a dark suit, sipping an espresso and puffing on a cigarette. His manner is relaxed; his voice is slow and easygoing.
Split on entertaining only a symptom of larger issues
January 23, 2001
Daily ticker
January 23, 2001
SBC gets long-distance call
Regulators open lines for service in Kansas, Oklahoma
January 23, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Federal regulators on Monday gave SBC Communications permission to offer long-distance service to its local customers in Kansas and Oklahoma, after determining that the markets in those states were open to local competition.
Legislators want more details on punishment of lottery workers
January 23, 2001
Some legislators are frustrated that the Kansas Lottery’s top administrator won’t give them details about employees disciplined for putting pornography and other inappropriate material on agency computers.
Graves regrets tax cuts
January 23, 2001
As he continues to say the state’s public schools don’t have enough money, Gov. Bill Graves is expressing some regret about his aggressive first-term tax cuts.
Lost inauguration invitation
January 23, 2001
By Tony Kornheiser Creators Syndicate There must be some mistake. I never received my invitation to any of the inaugural events. I can’t believe I wasn’t on the A-list. I was sure that along with Adam Clymer, I was on the Major League A-list.
Bob Jones grad
January 23, 2001
Leonard Stettinger
January 23, 2001
Mandi Hewitt
January 23, 2001
County commissiom briefs
January 23, 2001
Speed limit lowered on county road Commission chamber upgrade considered Cell phones seen as 911 revenue source
School briefs
January 23, 2001
Hilliard says he won’t seek re-election School district expects enrollment increase Board OKs upgrade of FSHS weight room
KU educator to run for school board
January 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The first director of the Lawrence school district’s business partnership program became a candidate for the Lawrence school board Monday.
Three file for city commission
New candidates cite single-family housing vote among reasons
January 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Lawrence city commissioners may have created a crop of campaign opponents when they decided in December to restrict the number of unrelated residents living in single-family homes.
On the record
January 23, 2001
Second trial opens in rape case
January 23, 2001
By Mike Belt A woman tearfully described to a Douglas County jury Monday how she was raped and beaten by a man last spring behind a shopping center in the 2200 block of Iowa Street. Her testimony marked the start of the second trial for the suspect, an 18-year-old Lawrence man who was convicted last summer of aggravated battery in the first trial.
Briefly
January 23, 2001
Callers should prepare for new 620 area code City, school candidates must file by noon today Police arrest sisters after fight at Lawrence bar
Economic issues cloud filling slots on boards
January 23, 2001
By Joy Ludwig County commissioners Monday turned a normal task of filling vacancies on various boards into a discussion about economic development. Commissioner Charles Jones voted against new appointments and reappointments for the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Board, formed about four years ago. He said he was not voting against the individuals but was concerned about equal representation on the it, as well as on the board of Douglas County Development Inc.
Mideast negotiators forge ahead with talks
January 23, 2001
Optimism was scarce, but Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams plowed ahead Monday with peace talks, forming a group focused on the future of some 4 million Palestinian refugees.
Putin changes military tactics against Chechnya
January 23, 2001
President Vladimir Putin on Monday handed control of the war in breakaway Chechnya from the Ministry of Defense to one of the country’s main intelligence agencies, but emphasized that Russia’s military campaign would go on.
Respect for Kabila grows after death
January 23, 2001
Along with thousands of other Congolese, Deborah Ngondu waited in line for hours to pay her respects to assassinated President Laurent Kabila, lying in state ahead of today’s funeral.
Study: Peers pressure girls more
January 23, 2001
The tremendous pressures of peers who drink and teen-age parties appear to have more influence on teen girls than boys as they wrestle with the decision of whether to drink, a federal study found.
California scrambles for power
January 23, 2001
Transmission problems aggravated California’s power crisis on Monday, as authorities warned that homes and businesses in the north of the state might go dark again this morning.
Welfare reforms tied to school achievement
January 23, 2001
Welfare-to-work programs that increase parents’ income as well as hours on the job help children do better in school, according to a study that offers some of the first evidence about the implications of welfare changes on children.
Texas escapees arrested in Colorado
Four in custody, one commits suicide, two still at large
January 23, 2001
Acting on a tip, authorities Monday captured four of the seven convicts who broke out of a Texas prison nearly six weeks ago and allegedly gunned down a policeman on Christmas Eve. A fifth inmate killed himself inside a motor home that had been surrounded by authorities in this foothills community about 50 miles southwest of Denver.
Veteran Brown finally gets his chance
January 23, 2001
The shock Lomas Brown received when the Cleveland Browns cut him may not have been as jarring as the telephone call he got from his father a few hours later. “He said, ‘You know, that’s the first job you’ve ever been fired from,”’ Brown said. “I started thinking about it that way, and you know, he was right.”
A fork in the country road
Dolly Parton chooses bluegrass route over country pop
January 23, 2001
When Dolly Parton found her commercial appeal waning amid a sea of younger, fresher faces, she looked back to the bluegrass music of her childhood in East Tennessee and found critical success.
Australian Open Notebook
Norman concedes point, match to Grosjean
January 23, 2001
Given a second chance to stay alive in the Australian Open, Magnus Norman turned it down. In a gesture seldom seen on municipal courts let alone the fourth round of a grand slam, Norman conceded the final point of his match against Sebastien Grosjean on Monday.
Capriati stops Seles
Agassi reaches semifinals with victory over Martin
January 23, 2001
Jennifer Capriati’s latest win made her feel like a kid again. With a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory today over Monica Seles at the Australian Open, Capriati became a Grand Slam semifinalist for only the second time since 1991, when she was 15.
KU Notebook — KU disputes soft label
Jayhawks ‘played hard, gave them soft fouls’
January 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore Nobody is using an offensive four-letter word to describe Kansas’ basketball team so far this season. “At times we’ve been mislabeled as a ‘soft’ team,” KU senior Kenny Gregory said after the Jayhawks’ 85-75 victory over Colorado on Monday night at the Coors Events Center.
WOMEN’S TOP 25
No. 5 Blue Devils survive Cavaliers
January 23, 2001
With its top scorer on the bench with a cast on her surgically repaired thumb, No. 4 Duke needed someone to pick up the offensive slack against Virginia. Instead, three did the job.
Supreme Court to look at local telephone service
January 23, 2001
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on a case that could affect how quickly American consumers see greater choice for local phone service and perhaps lower prices in a national market still dominated by the offspring of the old Bell system.
Climate patterns heating up
Report warns of disaster from global warming
January 23, 2001
Global temperatures could rise by as much as 10 1/2 degrees in the next century, triggering droughts, floods and other disasters from shifts in weather patterns, a U.N. report said Monday.
West Virginia’s Moss leaves team
Player apologizes for spitting on Notre Dame cheerleader
January 23, 2001
West Virginia center Chris Moss left the team for personal reasons Monday and apologized for spitting on a Notre Dame cheerleader. “I’m sorry for my behavior that occurred within the heat of competition, which caused me to overreact to a situation,” Moss said. “This was totally out of character for me.”
KU’s Williams believes defense still improving
January 23, 2001
This won’t come as good news to the rest of the Big 12: Kansas coach Roy Williams feels his fourth-ranked Jayhawks are getting even better on defense. “I think the kids are working harder each and every day in practice,” Williams said during the Big 12 coaches teleconference Monday, a few hours before taking on Colorado. No team in the Big 12 stresses defense more than KU.
Monolith’s odyssey ends as Seattle welcomes it home
January 23, 2001
It arose seemingly out of nowhere as 2001 dawned, a 9-foot-tall mass of steel and iron towering on Kite Hill overlooking Lake Washington.
Epilepsy seizes a pilot’s promising career
Susan Arthurs leaves the cockpit to raise awareness, promote research of disease
January 23, 2001
Susan Arthurs knows how epilepsy can change a life. Arthurs, of Warrensburg, Mo., spent 11 years flying Boeing 747s through the nation’s skies. Then one night, as she slept, she had a seizure.
More Kansans leaning on state for help with bills
January 23, 2001
By Kevin Bates Hit with skyrocketing natural gas prices, more and more people are turning to the state for help in paying their monthly home heating bills.
Economic forces behind high utility bills, legislators told
January 23, 2001
Natural gas companies tried to assure legislators that prices should stabilize during the next few years and that recent increases don’t mean more profits for the companies. Gas companies and staff members of the Kansas Corporation Commission testified Monday during a joint meeting of the Senate and House Utilities committees about the factors contributing to recent increases in natural gas prices.
Abortion debates reignite
Anniversary of Roe v. Wade sparks protests, counter-protests and a controversial presidential order
January 23, 2001
By Joel Mathis Anti-abortion protesters marked the 28th anniversary of legalized abortion Monday with a prayer vigil outside of a Lawrence clinic as placard-carrying pro-choice activists looked on. In Washington, President Bush marked the occasion by banning federal funds to international family planning groups that support abortion, wading into one of the most divisive U.S. political issues on his first working day in office.
Tears, fears and healing
Road to seizure-free life not without potholes
January 23, 2001
By Jan Biles Meredith Leary lies sleeping in her bed in the ICU at Kansas University Medical Center. Her head is wrapped in a thick white bandage. Light-colored blankets are tucked under her chin.
NHL Roundup
Panthers outlast Bruins, 3-2
January 23, 2001
The Florida Panthers squandered a lead for the second straight game but the team with the NHL’s fewest wins managed to escape this time with a victory. The Panthers beat the Boston Bruins, 3-2, Monday night on Viktor Kozlov’s goal with 1:39 left, salvaging a game in which they lost a 2-0 lead by allowing two goals in the previous seven minutes.
Converse files for Chapter 11
Sneaker manufacturer closing three North American plants
January 23, 2001
Sneaker maker Converse Inc. is closing three North American production plants, which employ about 1,000 people, and plans to shift production to Asia as part of a bankruptcy reorganization.
Carruth sent to prison for minimum of nearly 19 years
January 23, 2001
Rae Carruth was ordered Monday to spend a minimum of almost 19 years in prison for his role in the ambush killing of his pregnant girlfriend. Judge Charles Lamm sentenced the former NFL player after hearing emotional testimony from the parents of Cherica Adams, who was eight months pregnant when shot four times in her car in November 1999 on a Charlotte street.
KU survives CU scare - Kansas 85, Colorado 75
Boschee leads Kansas to comeback victory over Buffaloes
January 23, 2001
By Gary Bedore There was no gas left in the tank after Kansas University’s hard-earned, 85-75, men’s basketball victory over Colorado on Monday night at jam-packed Coors Events Center. “I have nothing left. Nobody on our team has anything left. I’m totally exhausted,” KU senior Kenny Gregory said after scoring 16 points and playing aggressive defense on forward D.J. Harrison, who scored just three of his game-high 26 points the final 14 minutes.
TUESDAY BEST BETS
January 23, 2001
THE BRANNOCK DEVICE performs tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. TUESDAY
CLOSE
January 23, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.44; milo, $1.73; corn, $1.88. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.44; milo, NA; corn, $1.88. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.99; soybeans, $4.44; milo, $1.73; corn, $1.88.
THREE FILE FOR CITY COMMISSION ––— NEW CANDIDATES CITE SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING VOTE AMONG REASONS
January 23, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Lawrence city commissioners may have created a crop of campaign opponents when they decided in December to restrict the number of unrelated residents living in single-family homes.
SWIMMING
January 23, 2001
High School Results MONDAY AT SHAWNEE MISSION NORTHWEST
BLOTTER
January 23, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
LAWRENCE DATEBOOK TUESDAY
January 23, 2001
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 3:30 p.m.: Douglas County Senior Services board of directors annual meeting, Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., 842-0543.
RAPE TRIAL GOES A SECOND TIME
January 23, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A woman tearfully described to a Douglas County jury Monday how she was raped and beaten by a man last spring behind a shopping center in the 2200 block of Iowa Street.
COUNTY COMMISSION BRIEFS
January 23, 2001
Speed limit lowered on county road
1-23 IF BILL CLINTON WRITES HIS MEMOIRS, WILL YOU READ THEM?
January 23, 2001
If Bill Clinton writes his memoirs, will you read them? Rachel Messent,
BOX
January 23, 2001
KANSAS (85) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
CARRUTH JUMP TO 7C
January 23, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C argued that Carruth took advantage of Adams’ “misplaced” trust in him. He also noted that Carruth has shown “not one ounce of remorse” for Adams’ death.
KU EDUCATOR TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD
January 23, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The first director of the Lawrence school district’s business partnership program became a candidate for the Lawrence school board Monday.
LOCAL BRIEFS
January 23, 2001
HINU women tumble Missouri Valley outlasted Haskell Indian Nations University in women’s basketball on Monday at Coffin Complex. The Fightin’ Indians (3-11) received nine points apiece from Cassie Kelly and Charlotte Salabiye. HINU will play Monday at York (Neb.) College.
––— GHGHGHG
January 23, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Boulder, Colo. — Colorado’s D.J. Harrison had never played against Kansas University before. He learned something Monday night..
DIVORCES FOR JANUARY
January 23, 2001
District court Divorces granted
KANSAS MEN BKB SCHEDULE NO KILL
January 23, 2001
NOVEMBER California All Stars (Exhibition), W 98-80
RUTH POTTER OBITUARY
January 23, 2001
Ruth Potter Graveside services for Ruth Edna Potter, 94, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Marion Cemetery.
Bush seeks best for America
January 23, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services President Bush’s Inaugural Address was the best speech of his life.
CLOSE
January 23, 2001
Dow Industrials —9.35, 10,578.24
KU-CU NOTEBOOK
January 23, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Boulder, Colo. — Nobody is using an offensive four-letter word to describe Kansas’ basketball team so far this season.
Techs seek venture capital
Lawrence Technology Assn. members asked to join lobbying effort
January 23, 2001
By Mark Fagan The biggest barrier facing Lawrence’s growing high-tech entrepreneurs isn’t a lack of qualified employees, adequate office space or intense competition. It’s money.
Admission rules for state schools face reform
Lawmakers wonder if GED students are ready for Kansas colleges
January 23, 2001
Some legislators think the state soon will make admission to Kansas public universities easier for people who don’t finish high school than for those who do.
One action disqualifies Ashcroft
January 23, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group “If John Ashcroft is telling the truth,” a Senate Democratic staffer remarked, “George Bush has given us another David Souter.”
Urgent need
January 23, 2001
J-W Editorials Local legislators are taking an unusual step in an attempt to gain approval for an additional district judge for Douglas County.
Ruth Potter
January 23, 2001
Regulators seek other gas geyser sources
January 23, 2001
A day after crews sealed a leaking natural gas storage cavern, geologists grappled Monday with how to vent a massive gas bubble still spewing through geysers that have erupted in the city.
World briefs
January 23, 2001
Popo sends smoke signals World’s forests still shrinking
Former president on 10-city tour to promote book
January 23, 2001
They started lining up for Jimmy Carter just after 7 a.m. and kept coming until after 2 p.m., more than 2,000 people in all.
Bush keeps busy on several fronts
January 23, 2001
On his first business day at the White House, President Bush reached out in divergent directions Monday, conferring with Republican congressional leaders, Democratic stalwarts and educators.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR TUESDAY
January 23, 2001
Coffee competition forces closing of Glass Onion
COUNTY DISAGREES ON MAKEUP OF BOARDS
January 23, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com County commissioners Monday turned a normal task of filling vacancies on various boards into a discussion about economic development.
NET NANNIES ––— DISTRICT MAY HAVE TO RESORT TO UNPOPULAR WEB FILTERING SOFTWARE TO GET FUNDING
January 23, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com If the Lawrence school district wants federal funding for computers and technology, it will have to accept academically dubious software designed to block student access to pornography on the Internet.
BUFFS, NOT JAYHAWKS, WITHERED IN THIN AIR
January 23, 2001
Boulder, Colo. — When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Sorry to inflict that old football bromide on you, but it kept ringing through my head late Monday night. Here was Colorado, supposedly accustomed to the thin air of Mile High Country, wilting late to a flatlands team that should have been gasping for breath and begging for oxygen.
KU-COLORADO GAME STORY
January 23, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Boulder, Colo. — There was no gas left in the tank after Kansas University’s hard-earned, 85-75, men’s basketball victory over Colorado on Monday night at jam-packed Coors Events Center.
BRF/FOUR ARRESTED IN AUTO BURGLARIES
January 23, 2001
Police arrest four as burglary suspects
1/25 LAWRENCE WOODWIND CONCERT
January 23, 2001
Woodwind quintet slates concert
TUES PART 3 EPILEPSY SIDEBAR SHORT VERSION
January 23, 2001
This is the shortened version of this story.
Bluegrass society to hand out awards
January 23, 2001
The International Bluegrass Music Assn. awards get most of the media attention. But the Missouri-based Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America awards are more than a decade older.
Briefcase
January 23, 2001
Coffee competition forces closing of Glass Onion Leading indicators decline for third consecutive month Calvin Klein settles dispute with Warnaco Ex-Nabisco Foods chief named Gillette CEO
District weighs ‘Net nannies
Schools may have to resort to unpopular Web filtering software to get funding
January 23, 2001
By Tim Carpenter If the Lawrence school district wants federal funding for computers and technology, it will have to accept academically dubious software designed to block student access to pornography on the Internet. “All the filtering systems I’ve been exposed to are more limiting than desirable,” Supt. Randy Weseman said Monday.
U.N. cites advances in war on drugs
January 23, 2001
Cocaine and heroin abuse is diminishing worldwide but consumption of amphetamines is growing, the United Nations said in a report released Monday.
Fragile ecosystem at risk
U.S. crew arrives to help at site of Galapagos fuel spill
January 23, 2001
More than 160,000 gallons of fuel that spilled from a stricken tanker pose a threat to creatures great and small from birds to iguanas to sea lions off this fragile natural treasure where Charles Darwin forged his theory of evolution.
Cavaliers, crush Blazers
Cleveland holds Portland to its lowest point total ever, 84-58
January 23, 2001
Shawn Kemp’s hyped return to Cleveland had a little bit of everything. There were technicals, skirmishes and a raucous crowd. The only thing missing was the Portland Trail Blazers.
People
January 23, 2001
Baby blues The anti-Grinch Best of both worlds New Twain story due
AREA ROUNDUP
January 23, 2001
J-W Staff Report Louisburg — Santa Fe Trail overcame illness and Blue Valley North’s junior varsity girls basketball team to win it’s first-round game of the Louisburg Tournament, 51-37, on Monday.
Investors remain cautious
Dell Computer warning triggers little reaction
January 23, 2001
Profit-taking sent stocks modestly lower Monday as Wall Street rested after three weeks of healthy gains in the high-tech sector. An earnings warning from Dell Computer had little effect on the markets.
Lawrence briefs
January 23, 2001
Police arrest four as burglary suspects Armed robbery prompts probe Police arrest 29-year-old after disturbance at cafe
Buffs make strides
Patton: ‘We’re a couple of pieces away’
January 23, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Colorado’s D.J. Harrison had never played against Kansas University before. He learned something Monday night. “You about have to play a perfect game to beat them,” Harrison said following the Jayhawks’ 85-75 come-from-behind victory at the Coors Events Center, “or they have to be terrible, and they weren’t.”
Britain’s House of Lords approves human cloning
January 23, 2001
The House of Lords approved a proposed change to government regulations Monday that makes Britain the first country to effectively legalize the creation of cloned human embryos.
Horoscopes
January 23, 2001
Computers rate high, politics low in survey of college freshmen
January 23, 2001
College freshmen are technologically savvy and receive higher grades than past students but they study less, according to a nationwide survey released Monday.
Payment center criticized
Parents frustrated with child-support processing system
January 23, 2001
Frustrated parents sounded off to legislators Monday about the service they get and don’t get from the new office that processes all child-support payments.
NFL notes
Saunders returns to Chiefs as coordinator
January 23, 2001
Al Saunders is back in Kansas City as Dick Vermeil’s offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, promising to “attack, attack, attack.”
SOUNDOFF 11-7-00 WHAT ARE THOSE BIRDS?
January 23, 2001
What are the big white birds I see flying over Lawrence? They look like sea gulls. “Ninety-nine percent of them are Franklin gulls,” said Dave Williams, a Lawrence-area bird watcher.
TECHS SEEK VENTURE CAPITAL ––— MEMBERS OF NEW LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGY ASSN. ASKED TO JOIN LOBBYING EFFORT
January 23, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com MORE: www.lawrencetech.org
AREA CODE CHANGE
January 23, 2001
Callers should prepare for new 620 area code
LAWRENCE SCHOOL BRIEFS - HILLIARD, ENROLLMENTWEIGHTS
January 23, 2001
Hilliard says he won’t seek re-election
Contrasts mark inauguration
January 23, 2001
By Geneva Overholser Washington Post Writers Group The nation’s capital witnessed a powerful contrast this inaugural weekend. The new president spoke eloquently of unity, while disunity filled the streets.
LHS-SM SOUTH BOYS CAPSULE
January 23, 2001
Boys Shawnee Mission South (6-5, 2-0)
Buffs, not Jayhawks, withered in thin air
January 23, 2001
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Sorry to inflict that old football bromide on you, but it kept ringing through my head late Monday night. Here was Colorado, supposedly accustomed to the thin air of Mile High Country, wilting late to a flatlands team that should have been gasping for breath and begging for oxygen.