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TOP MUSIC
January 24, 2001
Jobless rates up
County, state levels rise for 2000
January 24, 2001
By Mark Fagan Unemployment increased last year in the Lawrence area and statewide, as the economy showed signs of slowing down after 1999’s tightest labor markets in at least two decades.
BAUR SERVICES
January 24, 2001
Services for E. Jackson Baur, 87, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by the family. Mr. Baur died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
58 Colts-Giants game launched pro football to prosperity
January 24, 2001
Their names read like a roster of the NFL’s Knights of the Round Table: Unitas, Moore, Berry and Marchetti; Gifford, Huff, Robustelli and Tunnell. The Baltimore Colts and New York Giants of 1958 and 1959 combined to change the course of professional football.
Sect members set themselves alight
January 24, 2001
In a graphic escalation of the protest against the ban on the group, five alleged followers of the Falun Gong meditation sect set themselves on fire Tuesday in Tiananmen Square, state media said.
Congo’s slain president laid to rest
January 24, 2001
Almost four years after his successful bush war toppled a much-hated dictator and propelled him to power, Congolese President Laurent Kabila was laid to rest Tuesday as authorities promised a full inquiry into his assassination.
Senate confirms 3 more Bush appointees
January 24, 2001
The Senate confirmed three more top officials of the freshly minted Bush administration on Tuesday, including the man who will oversee the crafting of the next year’s $1.9 trillion federal budget.
California power order extended
January 24, 2001
President Bush issued an executive order Tuesday to help keep power flowing temporarily to blackout-plagued California, but warned the state that it must solve its own problems in the future.
Succession list begins with Cheney
January 24, 2001
With a new administration comes a new presidential line of succession this time beginning with Vice President Dick Cheney.
Bush’s restrictions decried by family planning groups
January 24, 2001
Study bolsters benefits of breast-feeding babies
January 24, 2001
A study of more than 16,000 European mothers offers some of the strongest evidence yet that breast-feeding makes babies healthier.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs aid survival from heart attacks
January 24, 2001
Giving cholesterol-lowering drugs to heart attack patients in the hospital can substantially improve their chances of survival, Swedish researchers suggest in another study underscoring the benefits of the quick use of statins.
Slots filled for area city, school elections
Primaries to be Feb. 27; general election is April 3
January 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Primary elections are slated for the Eudora and Perry-Lecompton school boards, Perry and Tonganoxie city councils and for the city council, mayorship and school board in Baldwin and DeSoto.
Lawrence city commission briefs
January 24, 2001
Construction projects win approval Bus company reimbursed by city Downtown guidelines to undergo review
Taxing probe holds up license
Bar, behind in payments, will have to wait for renewal
January 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis David Holroyd thinks every Lawrence business should pay its fair share of taxes. And the Lawrence resident is doing something about it.
Baur services
January 24, 2001
Primary slate stays at 12
January 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis There were no last-minute filers for Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday, leaving the final slate of candidates at an even dozen.
Killings delay peace talks
January 24, 2001
Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians Tuesday night after two young Israeli civilians were killed during a visit to the West Bank.
Basehor mayor, facing trial, files for re-election
Officeholder pleads innocent to charges
January 24, 2001
The mayor of this eastern Kansas town has filed for re-election, despite facing trial on charges that he had unlawful sexual contact with three inmates at the state prison where he worked.
On the record
January 24, 2001
Super Bowl coaches draw attention
Ravens’ Billick, Giants’ Fassel usually have something to say
January 24, 2001
There was a measure of curiosity surrounding the words of Jim Fassel and Brian Billick at media day for the Super Bowl. After all, these are coaches who actually say things worth hearing.
Tiny dancers
January 24, 2001
A light touch of the teacher’s hand places Kassy Wise, at left, 4, of Wellsville, into a proper position during a preschool class dance exercise.
Appellate court judges ride circuit into Lawrence
January 24, 2001
By Scott Rothschild At one point, 10th Circuit Court Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha felt the need to explain to Kansas University students that the court’s rapid-fire questioning of attorneys was not unusual.
Counseling center faces own crisis
Headquarters struggles to lure enough volunteers for full staffing
January 24, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A Lawrence crisis agency is facing a crisis of its own a lack of volunteers. Headquarters Counseling Center, which strives to “help anyone with any problem at any time,” can’t find enough people to meet its goal of having two counselors at the center 24 hours a day.
Late filings force school primary
Last-day entries join six others for Board of Education contest
January 24, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Filings Tuesday from two more candidates set up an eight-person primary election for the Lawrence school board. Last-minute entrants Nicole Rials and Greg Decker join a half-dozen candidates in the Feb. 27 primary, which will trim the field to six. There are three vacancies on the board.
W’s keys missing as White House tenure begins
January 24, 2001
Incoming staffers of the Bush White House are apparently victims of a practical joke perpetrated by their predecessors. Bush aides settling into the Old Executive Office Building have discovered that many computer keyboards in their work spaces are missing the W key as in President Bush’s middle initial.
Natural gas profit-takers may be out of state’s reach
January 24, 2001
By Katrina Hull Affiliates of natural gas companies are profiting from customers’ soaring bills, but those businesses are beyond the reach of legislators, the state’s advocate for utility customers said.
Democrats eye pay hikes for teachers
Minority party forwards education proposals
January 24, 2001
Senate Democrats on Tuesday called for a $108 million increase in education funding, with most of the money going to raise teacher salaries and make the profession more attractive in a tight labor market.
Lawmaker says contract encourages inefficient processing
Child-support system criticism mounts
January 24, 2001
The state’s contract with the California company that now processes all child support checks in Kansas actually encourages inefficiency, legislators said Tuesday.
Hingis prevents sister match
Venus outlasts Coetzer, but Serena eliminated
January 24, 2001
One Williams down, one to go for Martina Hingis. The top-seeded Hingis spoiled a potential sibling showdown at the Australian Open by winning a dramatic marathon from Serena Williams, 6-2, 3-6, 8-6, to complete the women’s quarterfinals early today.
KU soccer adds pair of transfers
January 24, 2001
Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis has added two transfers: Lacey Woolf from Nebraska and Meg Shively from Louisville.
Snow dunks again; Vols roll over Vandy
Tennessee player becomes just second woman to dunk twice in a season as No. 3 UT wins, 70-64
January 24, 2001
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt heard plenty of jeers amid the cheers Tuesday night after Michelle Snow became only the second woman to dunk twice in a season.
Irish stun No. 11 Syracuse
Murphy propels Notre Dame to 74-60 victory
January 24, 2001
Notre Dame’s Troy Murphy made Syracuse pay for its poor shooting. Murphy scored 22 of his 34 points in the second half, taking control on the inside and making 16 of 19 free throws, to lead Notre Dame to a 74-60 victory over No. 11 Syracuse on Tuesday night.
Four preps commit to KU
January 24, 2001
Kansas University’s football team has picked up four more nonbinding oral commitments. The four were: Keith Watts, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end from Tampa (Fla.) Armwood High; Brian Luke, a 6-5, 215-pound quarterback from Las Lomas, Calif.; Ronnie Amadi, a 6-foot, 174-pound cornerback from Alief (Texas) Hastings High; and Jeremy Freeman, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker from Dibol, Texas.
Jagger gets satisfaction from filmmaking
Independent movie, ‘Enigma,’ is rock star’s new release
January 24, 2001
Mick Jagger, independent filmmaker, sounds like any other producer at the Sundance Film Festival when he talks about the obstacles to capturing his story on celluloid.
Ravens’ Lewis grilled
Baltimore linebacker deflects questions about murder case
January 24, 2001
The session began with a wave of reporters and cameramen streaming onto the field at Raymond James Stadium, many making a beeline for the big guy at Station 7. “Ray Lewis is down there! Hurry up!” said Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa, directing the herd filing past him. And there he was.
SM South avenges loss to Lions
Raiders roll to 64-48 victory to halt Lawrence High’s seven-game winning streak
January 24, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus No controversy, no consistency, no contest. On the heels of a close win over Shawnee Mission South in the Capital City Classic, Lawrence High fell to the same Raiders on Tuesday, a 64-48 Sunflower League boys basketball setback at LHS.
Internet a boon, bane for adoptions
January 24, 2001
In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has proved both a blessing and a curse. Thanks to online listings complete with photographs and profiles thousands of parents have adopted children they otherwise might never have found.
Confederate submarine given a cleaning
January 24, 2001
Reaching through a hole in the ballast tank, scientists began cleaning silt out of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley on Tuesday the first step toward exploring the vessel and removing the remains of its nine-man crew.
Lottery ad, Web site enrage senators
Democrats call for firing of workers involved in ‘unseemly’ productions
January 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Democrats in the Kansas Senate on Tuesday called for the firing of lottery workers who produced an off-color “Girls of the Lottery” inner-office Web site and, more recently, approved a radio commercial heavy on sexual innuendo and racial stereotypes.
Illinois sets tough rules for death penalty cases
January 24, 2001
Spurred by the release of 13 inmates from Illinois’ death row, the state Supreme Court has set some of the nation’s most rigorous standards of training and experience for defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges handling capital cases.
Hollywood writers’ strike looms
Hurry to stockpile episodes results in flawed work, experts say
January 24, 2001
You might not think network television could get worse. But the Writers Guild of America and the giant multinational corporations that run Hollywood are engaged in two weeks of contract talks that almost everyone here thinks will end in a strike that will change network television forever and for the worse.
Florida voting standards urged
January 24, 2001
Florida’s 67 county election supervisors gathered Tuesday for the first time since the disputed presidential race and called on the Legislature to adopt uniform voting technology throughout the state.
Maker of StarLink corn agrees to pay farmers, elevators
January 24, 2001
The creator of a genetically modified corn that ended up in the food supply and prompted the recall of taco shells and other products has agreed to pay millions of dollars in compensation to farmers and grain elevators throughout the country.
Bargain hunters lift Wall Street
Earnings reports don’t hinder market
January 24, 2001
Wall Street sent stocks higher Tuesday as investors decided to place some cautious bets on bargain-priced shares instead of punishing companies for lower earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 71.57 to 10,649.81. Much of the Dow’s gain came from its discounted tech stocks.
Reading equality
January 24, 2001
Jackson’s contrition not enough
January 24, 2001
By Ellen Goodman The Boston Globe So much for the Clinton wrap-up piece. Hold that carefully balanced column about the ups and downs, the disappointments and successes of eight years on an emotional roller coaster.
A lesson in understanding
January 24, 2001
Journal-World Editorial The amazing story of a local woman fighting epilepsy should raise our awareness and sensitivity to people dealing with chronic illnesses. A three-part series that concluded in Tuesday’s Journal-World is a poignant portrayal of a local woman’s 25-year battle against epilepsy.
Variety of recent Merlot wines available
January 24, 2001
Merlot is just about the most popular red wine, and for good reason. The wine can be bright, fruity and mellow, and, at the same time, powerful and user-friendly in the same package.
Mashed potatoes, lobster combine for hearty meal
January 24, 2001
For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen lobster meat to bake under the mashed potato crusty top. It’s a warming treat, literally and figuratively, with its built-in reminder of the beach.
Slow cooking destroys bacteria
January 24, 2001
By Susan Krumm Is food cooked in a slow cooker safe to eat? Yes, the direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking and steam created within the tightly-covered container combine to destroy bacteria and make the slow cooker.
Short & sweet
January 24, 2001
Quick tips for the kitchen Mama mia! Letsa eatsa pizza Color me cool
Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today
January 24, 2001
Pulling ‘a Clinton’
January 24, 2001
Jesse will never sound the same
January 24, 2001
By Claude Lewis Philadelphia Inquirer You’re Jesse Jackson, preacher man, orator, civil rights activist and unofficial statesman. You came out of Greensboro, N.C., poverty, a boy born out of wedlock. You didn’t let your humble beginnings squash your dreams.
Cookie dough: Sales mean sweet success for Scouts
January 24, 2001
By Jim Baker Put Girl Scout cookies right up there with baseball, mom and apple pie. They’re practically an American icon. Who hasn’t consumed his or her share of Thin Mints with a glass of cold milk? Or crumbled a few of the chocolate-and-mint treats over a dish of vanilla ice cream?
Power party
Fans need more than froufrou fare to get them through the game
January 24, 2001
Who would have thought it? Here’s this beautiful tray of sushi, obviously professionally prepared, sitting next to a plate of deviled eggs, obviously home-prepared. And guess what people are fighting over? You’ve got it: the deviled eggs.
CLOSE
January 24, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.35; milo, $1.71; corn, $1.86. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.35; milo, NA; corn, $1.86. North Elevator — Wheat, $3; soybeans, $4.35; milo, $1.71; corn, $1.86.
1-24 SUPERBOWL LEDE
January 24, 2001
Scripps Howard News Service Who would have thought it? Here’s this beautiful tray of sushi, obviously professionally prepared, sitting next to a plate of deviled eggs, obviously home-prepared. And guess what people are fighting over? You’ve got it: the deviled eggs.
1-24 SHORT AND SWEET BRIEFS
January 24, 2001
Quick tips for the kitchen It’s hard to stop reading “365 Quick Tips” (Boston Common Press, $14.95), from the editors of “Cook’s Illustrated” magazine. This nifty book is designed to keep cooking annoyances to a minimum. Hate cleaning that food processor lid? Cover the work bowl with plastic wrap before applying the cover. Annoyed when cheese sticks to the sides of the box grater? Spray it with non-stick cooking spray first. The book’s “Why didn’t I think of that?” tricks to streamline cooking get visual assistance from 600 illustrations.
J.C. PENNEY CO. TO CLOSE 50 STORES
January 24, 2001
Plano, Tex. (ap) — J.C. Penney Co. Inc. plans to close about 50 department stores as new management tries to repair the troubled retailer, officials said Tuesday. The company also is shuttering an undisclosed number of Eckerd drugstores, a spokesman said. The Plano-based retailer will announce the closings and release a list of affected stores later this week.
FILINGS FORCE PRIMARY ––— TWO LATE ENTRIES JOIN SIX OTHERS FOR SCHOOL BOARD CONTEST
January 24, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com Filings Tuesday from two more candidates set up an eight-person primary election for the Lawrence school board.
S LAW SCHOOL
January 24, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com At one point, 10th Circuit Court Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha felt the need to explain to Kansas University students that the court’s rapid-fire questioning of attorneys was not unusual.
ENVIRONMENT KDOT STUDIES BAKER WETLANDS –- CONSULTANTS TO LOOK FOR GRAVES, HEAR PUBLIC
January 24, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com State-hired consultants later this week will be in Lawrence searching for graves and listening to public reaction to an idea for a new wetlands.
DEMOCRATS PROPOSE EDUCATION PLAN
January 24, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Topeka — Senate Democrats on Tuesday called for a $108 million increase in education funding, with most of the money going to raise teacher salaries and make the profession more attractive in a tight labor market.
JOBLESS RATES UP ––— BUT COUNTY, STATE STILL AT 20-YEAR LOWS
January 24, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Unemployment increased last year in the Lawrence area and statewide, as the economy showed signs of slowing down after 1999’s tightest labor markets in at least two decades.
ELECTION 2001 PRIMARY SLATE STAYS AT 12 ––— NO LAST-DAY FILINGS RECORDED FOR CITY COMMISSION
January 24, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com There were no last-minute filers for Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday, leaving the final slate of candidates at an even dozen.
CITY %% BASKETBALL LAWRENCE HIGH LOSES KIE, GAME WITH SMS
January 24, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C assists. Senior forward Terrelle Johnson came off the bench and scored eight points — all in the first half. Johnson replaced senior C.J. Kie four seconds into the contest after Kie sprained his right ankle on the jump ball.
TONGIE BOYS SPILL PERRY-LECOMPTON
January 24, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com Tonganoxie — Stop Tonganoxie’s 1-2 punch of Scott Breuer and Bryan Gurss and you stop the Chieftains.
BOYS ROUNDUP
January 24, 2001
Basehor — Santa Fe Trail survived not one, but two potential game-winning shots in clipping Basehor-Linwood, 54-53, in a Kaw Valley League game on Tuesday night. After missing the front end of two one-and-one bonus opportunities with 30 seconds remaining and again with 16 seconds to play, the Chargers relied on their defense to hold off the Bobcats.
CITY COMMISSION BRIEFS
January 24, 2001
Downtown guidelines to undergo review
CITY BLOCKS DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE
January 24, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com David Holroyd thinks every Lawrence business should pay its fair share of taxes. And the Lawrence resident is doing something about it.
AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE EYES BASE IN LAWRENCE
January 24, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com A Topeka-based air ambulance service is considering stationing a helicopter part time at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
COMMUTING SOUNDOFF
January 24, 2001
I was calling to find out whether or not there were any car pool or commuter vans that go daily from Lawrence to downtown Kansas City from Monday through Friday? The local transportation companies do not provide car pooling or commuting services to Kansas City. The Kansas Transportation Services of Lawrence does provide a shuttle to the Kansas City International Airport. For information, call (877) 942-0544.
CITY BLOTTER
January 24, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
UNDERAGE DRINKERS BUSTED IN LAWRENCEMANHATTAN
January 24, 2001
ABC agents cite 36 for underage drinking
VILENA OAKES OBITUARY
January 24, 2001
Vilena Oakes Ottawa — Services for Vilena M. Oakes, 89, Ottawa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
NILES HAUSER OBITUARY
January 24, 2001
Niles Hauser Ellinwood - Memorial services for Niles L. Hauser, 51, Salina, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Comanche Cemetery, Ellinwood. Services also will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina. Cremation has taken place.
KENNY AND DRU NO KILLO
January 24, 2001
“What I’ve got to do is figure out how to make sure that my guys take them seriously,” KU coach Roy Williams said at his Wednesday press conference. “You’ll have to ask Quin (Snyder, Missouri coach) for sure, but everybody I’ve talked to said Missouri didn’t take them very seriously. My guess is Iowa didn’t take them very seriously. That’s what all the reports are, and you saw what happened to both of those teams.”
JULIUS WELL OBITUARY
January 24, 2001
Julius Well Memorial services for Dr. Julius W. “Bill” Well, 89, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced in Palmyra, Mo.
1/24 WEDNESDAY DATEBOOK
January 24, 2001
TODAY 9 a.m.-noon: Health screening for people 60 and older, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Fee charged.
KANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT
January 24, 2001
Unemployment rates in December for metro areas in Kansas and change from December 1999, as reported Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Human Resources: Lawrence (Douglas County): 3.1 percent, up from 2.9 percent.
TONGIE-P-L BOYS BOX
January 24, 2001
Tonganoxie 67, Perry-Lecompton 58 PERRY-LECOMPTON (58)
People
January 24, 2001
Mel fights his alter ego Shannon of ‘SNL’ leaving … … but Downey staying with ‘Ally’ … and Edwards leaving ‘ER’
National briefs
January 24, 2001
Yale raises stipends for graduate students IBM workers settle birth defects lawsuit Habitat approved for endangered toad
National briefs
January 24, 2001
Oil spill drifting away from islands Pinochet interrogated by prosecuting judge Hindu festival draws millions of followers Ex-president banned from banks, fleeing
National briefs
January 24, 2001
Secret group within state police alleged Parents imprisoned for child torture
WEDNESDAY BEST BETS
January 24, 2001
WEDNESDAY JUMBO’S KILLCRANE performs tonight at The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
COUNSELING CENTER FACES CRISIS ––— MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WORK HEADQUARTERS PHONE LINES
January 24, 2001
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SCHOOL BOARD BREAKOUT
January 24, 2001
Candidate lineup Here’s the Lawrence school board primary election lineup:
BRF/CAT KILLING CASE IN HANDS OF DA
January 24, 2001
CRIME Killing of cat prompts
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
January 24, 2001
Valentine’s Day offers sweet market
S JUMP TO 7C
January 24, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C was certain Collison wouldn’t take a cheap shot on an opposing player, though he hadn’t gotten a good enough look at the play to issue a definitive opinion.
LOCAL BRIEFS FOR WEDNESDAY
January 24, 2001
KU soccer adds pair of transfers
1-24 DO YOU APPROVE OF HUMAN CELL CLONING FOR RESEARCH?
January 24, 2001
Do you approve of human cell cloning for research?
CITY VOLLEYBALL
January 24, 2001
City Results Coed Power One — Spike Mine 3, Card Benders 0; Strands 2, Out of Practice 1; Hard Spikes & Smooth Bumps 3, Playing for Beer 0; Out of Control 3, First Timers 0.
CITY BASKETBALL
January 24, 2001
City Results Men’s 1-2 — Lakers By 6 70, Williams Warriors 50; Quinton’s 72, Blazers 61; Diam-West 47, The Rain 34.
Keeping out of the red zone in Tampa
January 24, 2001
It was with the best of intentions that this troubled city passed a law one year ago requiring nude dancers to stay six feet away from their customers. It was like Rudy Giuliani sweeping the squeegie-men off the streets a cosmetic attempt to clean up the city.
U.S. diplomat hijacked aboard Yemeni airline
January 24, 2001
An armed man who wanted to show support for Saddam Hussein hijacked a Yemeni plane carrying the U.S. ambassador and 90 other people Tuesday and diverted it to neighboring Djibouti, where he was overpowered by the crew.
Air ambulance service eyes base in Lawrence
January 24, 2001
By Joel Mathis A Topeka-based air ambulance service is considering stationing a helicopter part time at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Lawrence emergency officials welcomed the plan, which gets its first public hearing tonight at a meeting of the city’s Aviation Advisory Board.
Area briefs
January 24, 2001
ABC agents cite 36 in city for underage drinking Award winner to speak to Kansas Green Party LMH offers workshop to keep resolutions VA health system sponsors essay contest FEMA names KC’s acting regional director Senator offers plan to reduce hunger Elwood in line to receive $2 million in sewer funds
Stanford mum on perfection
Cardinal won’t discuss possibility of going undefeated Cardinal won’t discuss possibility of going undefeated
January 24, 2001
Mike Montgomery doesn’t want his basketball team aspiring to something unrealistic like absolute perfection. At the same time, the Stanford coach doesn’t want to lose, either.
NASA mulls sex in space scenarios
January 24, 2001
Birds, fish, plants and bugs have all done the dirty deed in space, but as yet, no human has scored in orbit.
Kansas coach defends play of Collison
January 24, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams has seen the replay. His opinion stands. “Nick Collison is a good, solid, clean basketball player and I’ve got a great problem if anybody wants to say otherwise,” Williams said Tuesday.
Votes illegally cast in Florida
January 24, 2001
More than 2,000 illegal ballots were cast Nov. 7 by Floridians who signed affirmations swearing they were eligible to vote but were not, a review of election records in 25 Florida counties shows.
Briefcase
January 24, 2001
Valentine’s Day offers sweet market Capitol Federal boosts dividend Talbots to open Friday Krigel’s Jewelers files for Chapter 11 protection Textron to cut jobs Boeing workers in line for bonuses next month
J.C. Penney Co. to close 50 stores
January 24, 2001
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. plans to close about 50 department stores as new management tries to repair the troubled retailer, officials said Tuesday. The company also is shuttering an undisclosed number of Eckerd drugstores, a spokesman said. The Plano-based retailer will announce the closings and release a list of affected stores later this week.
Horoscopes
January 24, 2001
Computer filters
January 24, 2001
Security adviser has big job
January 24, 2001
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer President-elect Bush’s new foreign-policy team was on view last week in Washington, and it was a fascinating show. Whether or not you agree with their views, Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell and coming national security adviser Condoleezza Rice certainly grab your attention.
1-24 GWYN COLUMN
January 24, 2001
— When she’s not writing about foods and gardening, Gwyn Mellinger is teaching journalism at Baker University. Her phone number is (785) 594-4554.
1-24 SUSAN KRUMM
January 24, 2001
Is food cooked in a slow cooker safe to eat? Yes, the direct heat from the pot, lengthy cooking and steam created within the tightly-covered container combine to destroy bacteria and make the slow cooker a safe process for cooking foods if the following procedures are used:
CRISIS CENTER BOX
January 24, 2001
Help wanted Headquarters Counseling Center will conduct an informational meeting for prospective volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the center, 1419 Mass. A 10-week training session for new volunteers begins Feb. 4.
KANSAS LOTTERY OFF-COLOR RADIO AD OFFENDS SOME ––— DEMOCRATS CALL FOR FIRING AFTER HEARING ADVERTISEMENT, SEEING MOCK WEB SITE
January 24, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Topeka — Democrats in the Kansas Senate on Tuesday called for the firing of lottery workers who produced an off-color “Girls of the Lottery” inner-office Web site and, more recently, approved a radio commercial heavy on sexual innuendo and racial stereotypes.
MENTAL HEALTH PARITY BILL HITS SNAG IN HOUSE –- COMMITTEE VOTES TO STUDY ISSUE BEFORE PASSING LAW
January 24, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com Rebecca Hansen is accustomed to being treated differently.
EUDORA V. MCLOUTH
January 24, 2001
Eudora — Any momentum Eudora High’s boys basketball team gained from its thrilling championship run at last weekend’s Tonganoxie Invitational hasn’t been lost. The Cardinals (6-4) exploded out of the gate and never looked back in an 86-25 non-league victory over McLouth on Tuesday evening at the Eudora High gym.
ROUNDUP OF AREA CANDIDATES
January 24, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Primary elections are slated for the Eudora and Perry-Lecompton school boards, Perry and Tonganoxie city councils and for the city council, mayorship and school board in Baldwin and DeSoto.
OTTAWA, BALDWIN MOVE ON IN WELLSVILLE TOURNEY
January 24, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Wellsville — Practice made for some early near-perfect shooting for Ottawa High on Tuesday in the first round of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament.
HOSPITAL BLOTTER
January 24, 2001
Births * Michele Vignola-Rogers and Kyle Rogers, Lawrence, a girl, Tuesday.
1-24 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BREAKOUT
January 24, 2001
Bite by bite Douglas County Girl Scout troops will run cookie booths from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and March 3-4 at these sites in Lawrence:
KU WOMEN TO ENTERTAIN OU
January 24, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Marian Washington is loathe to admit the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament hopes will have to be pinned on winning the Big 12’s automatic berth.
JUDGE BREAKOUT
January 24, 2001
A step up Lawrence resident John W. Lungstrum has been named chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
STEWART-GREEN SERVICES
January 24, 2001
Memorial services for Miriam Stewart-Green, 85, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Auditorium on Kansas University campus. Mrs. Stewart-Green died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
ROY BACKS COLLISON/NOTEBOOK
January 24, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Roy Williams has seen the replay.
SM SOUTH SNAPS LHS STREAK
January 24, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com No controversy, no consistency, no contest.
KDOT studies Baker Wetlands
Consultants to look for graves, hear public
January 24, 2001
By Joy Ludwig State-hired consultants later this week will be in Lawrence searching for graves and listening to public reaction to an idea for a new wetlands. Both activities stem from efforts to revive possible completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
College sports commission continues to battle big business
January 24, 2001
After meeting for more than a decade, frustrated members of a commission trying to reform college sports promised a last effort at trying to rid it of some commercialism.
Numbers not on Jayhawks’ side
KU’s NCAA hopes might rest with Big 12 tournament
January 24, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Marian Washington is loathe to admit the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament hopes will have to be pinned on winning the Big 12’s automatic berth. But Washington is enough of a realist to know the math isn’t in Kansas’ favor for an at-large berth.
Frequency’ rocks ‘Twilight Zone’
January 24, 2001
“Strange Frequency” (8 p.m., VH1) is not quite great, but it is perfect in many ways. For one thing it revives the old spooky story anthology genre. Think “Twilight Zone” and “Night Gallery.” And the culture of rock music is perfect for a series of supernatural campfire stories.
Winter’s a great time to design your garden
January 24, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Now that the snow has melted and the mailbox has filled up with seed catalogs, it’s hard not to start thinking about putting in a spring vegetable garden. Although the gardening season is still a couple of months away, the time to start planning is now, and catalogs can be a useful tool in this process.
1-24 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
January 24, 2001
Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo GIRL SCOUT COOKIES are in hot demand right now. Brownies Chelsea Holden, 7, left, and Taylor Vanderwarker 8, show off this year’s array of cookies.
DENISE MONCRIEF OBITUARY
January 24, 2001
Denise Moncrief Wichita — Services for Denise “Candy” Moncrief, 48, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, Wichita. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Oatville.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
January 24, 2001
High School Results SOPHOMORE GIRLS
Red wine isn’t proven heart helper
January 24, 2001
Although drinking red wine may be an appealing ritual for heart health, medical authorities caution that it’s not the most proven.
Police corner last 2 fugitives
January 24, 2001
Authorities late Tuesday surrounded a hotel where two men claiming to be the last two of the seven inmates who escaped from a Texas prison were. Police Lt. Skip Arms said officers were in contact with the two men who claimed to be the two Texas fugitives, Patrick Murphy Jr., a 39-year-old rapist, and armed robber Donald Newbury, 38.
Knicks’ defense falters
Bucks snap record 33-game sub-100 streak
January 24, 2001
Parity bill hits snag in House
Committee wants to delay change in law for study
January 24, 2001
By Dave Ranney Rebecca Hansen is accustomed to being treated differently. The Lawrence woman has bipolar disorder, a mental illness that carries a hefty price tag for treatment and keeps her unemployed. And if the Kansas Legislature’s House Insurance Committee has its way, Kansans like Hansen will be treated differently than those who suffer physical illnesses for at least another year, or maybe two. Or maybe forever.
Super Bowl is TV endurance test
Sensory overload could occur even before opening kickoff late Sunday afternoon
January 24, 2001
Can MTV actually make CBS announcer Jim Nantz look hip even after he introduced rock band Third Eye Blind as Third Blind Eye at halftime of the AFC Championship Game?
Daily ticker
January 24, 2001
Stepdaughter’s clothes-borrowing goes too far
January 24, 2001
Hutchinson residents hunger for some sense of normalcy
January 24, 2001
A flaming gas geyser still burns within the ruins of two downtown businesses, but most people here do not bother to even glance at it anymore as they bustle about with their normal lives beyond the yellow police tape cordoning off a block of the city’s downtown.
Bondra breaks Tampa Bay’s heart
January 24, 2001
Peter Bondra continues to haunt the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bondra snapped a tie with the first of Washington’s three third-period goals as the Capitals beat Tampa Bay, 5-2, Tuesday night, sending the Lightning to their seventh straight defeat.
Briefly
January 24, 2001
Killing of cat prompts review by prosecutor Moore to visit Lawrence Neighborhood group to hear pitch for homeless shelter
Vouchers key Bush plan
Increased accountability from public schools is goal
January 24, 2001
Unveiling his long-touted education initiative, President Bush on Tuesday reaffirmed his support for a controversial voucher plan for poverty-ridden schoolchildren but coupled it with a proposal for increased federal aid to failing schools in low-income areas.
Pudding and pie
Sweet variations give bread pudding a new taste
January 24, 2001
One bread pudding represents a wholesome comfort-food treat for a chilly day. Having three recipes to choose from helps make sure the variation you make is just what you want.
Sugar & Spice’ comes off real sour
January 24, 2001
You can almost see them, can’t you? Studio executives, sitting around a table, desperately trying to figure out how to cash in on the teen movie craze.
CLOSE
January 24, 2001
Dow Industrials +71.57, 10,649.81
Tuesday’s boxes
January 24, 2001
1-24 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
January 24, 2001
Cookie Dough: Sales of Thin Mints, Caramel deLites mean sweet success for Girl Scouts