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THIS SERIES
January 28, 2001
Today The quality of the Lawrence school district’s special education programs has made it a magnet for overburdened parents seeking help.
TOP GUN CONSOLATION GAMES
January 28, 2001
Baldwin 50, St. Marys 42 Colleen Kivett scored a game-high 19 points to lead Baldwin past defending tourney champ St. Marys for third place. Emily Brown added 13 points for the Bulldogs (10-3).
1/ 29 SLICE OF AGRICULTURE SET FOR 800 FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS
January 28, 2001
Fourth-graders to sample ‘Slice of Agriculture’
KSU %% FANS COME, GO QUIETLY
January 28, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Brandon Abbott stood Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse wearing a vivid purple Kansas State University T-shirt, surrounded by thousands of roaring Kansas University students.
1-28 ARE YOU GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL?
January 28, 2001
Are you going to watch the Super Bowl?
SOUNDOFF ON OVERCROWDED AFH
January 28, 2001
Why did the Kansas University athletics department sell general admission tickets to the KU-Nebraska game on Jan. 17? It is my understanding that they do oversell the fieldhouse. It was crowded, and people were being run out of their seats because they had general admission tickets and had no place to sit. KU athletics officials insist they do not oversell the fieldhouse. The problem is spillover.
KANSAS STATE-KANSAS MEN BOX
January 28, 2001
KANSAS STATE (66) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
KU-KANSAS STATE GAME STORY
January 28, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com It’s late January, not October, which means it is Kansas University’s turn to beat up Kansas State.
FSHS TAKES THIRD (SEE NOTE)
January 28, 2001
rsinclair@ljworld.com Free State High put Kansas City Sumner’s offense in deep freeze during the third-place game of the Firebird Winter Classic girls basketball tournament.
1-28 ROGER MARTIN COLUMN
January 28, 2001
It was down in the alley with the neighborhood boys where I first heard the word “afterbirth.” Saying the word led to the kind of nervous giggles that come from little boys when they speak of matters — especially about women — that they’re anxious to hide their ignorance of. I say this having just learned a bunch about the major component of afterbirth, the placenta. Did you know it’s the only organ in the body made to be destroyed after nine months? It’s about the size and shape of a dinner plate, and the cells that make it up are pretty odd, says Ken Audus.
1-28 SUN RAIL BRIEFS CUTS
January 28, 2001
THIS OIL PAINTING by Mike Wallace is among the works he will show Friday night during the First Fridays Gallery Walk. Wallace, photographer Robert Hickerson and painter Patrick Aistrup will show their works at 824 1/2 Mass. Page xxD. GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S 1932 painting, “White Flower,” is among the works in “Georgia O’Keeffe in Williamsburg: A Re-Creation of the Artist’s First Public Exhibition in the South,” showing at the college’s Muscarelle Museum of Art. Page xxD.
FSHS-HICKMAN MILLS BOX
January 28, 2001
KC (Mo.) Hickman Mills 56, Free State 43
1-28 FIRST FRIDAY BREAKOUT
January 28, 2001
Artistic stroll What: First Friday Gallery Walk.
WHO TO CONTACT
January 28, 2001
Whom to contact The Journal-World’s Business Briefs section highlights promotions, awards, new positions and business training completion for employees or employers in and around Lawrence.
COMMISSIONERS IRON OUT ORDINANCE DETAILS
January 28, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com To properly enforce the home occupation rules, Douglas County commissioners may have to hire two nonbudgeted employees.
SF TRAIL BOYS POUND MILL VALLEY
January 28, 2001
Craig Bourne scored 21 points and hit four of Santa Fe Trail High’s six three-pointers as SFT pounded Mill Valley, 73-51, on Saturday in a game rescheduled from Dec. 15 because of winter weather. Five Chargers reached double figures, and SFT hit 21 of 28 free throws and six of 10 three-pointers.
1-28 BRUCE COLUMN
January 28, 2001
Now that the snow has melted, we are once again reminded of the harsh summer endured last year. If your lawn is anything like mine, there is more dead grass than there is healthy turf. Although now is not the time to be thinking about watering, fertilizing, and mowing — it is a good time to be thinking about overseeding.
TURKEY PERMIT APPLICATIONS
January 28, 2001
Pratt — Permit applications for the spring turkey season will be available to download from the internet the first week in February. Both resident and nonresident permits for Units 2 and 3 will be available over the counter at Wildlife and Parks offices and select license vendors by March 1. The season will run April 11-May 20.
REALTORS ANNUAL AWARDS
January 28, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Lawrence’s Realtor of the year built on a theme of community growth Saturday.
1-28 CHICAGO BREAKOUT
January 28, 2001
Learning from a master The dance captain for “Chicago” will lead a master class from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, 205 1/2 W. Ninth St.
FSHS WINTER CLASSIC BOXES
January 28, 2001
Third place Free State 51,
OLATHE EAST TRIPS LHS GIRLS
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Report Emporia — Olathe East opened with a 14-0 run in the first quarter and never relented, rolling Saturday to a 66-35 victory over Lawrence High in the fifth-place game of the Glacier’s Edge girls basketball tournament at Emporia High.
WINTER ASSAILS AREA AGAIN –- CITY CREWS READY FOR NEW ONSLAUGHT
January 28, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com Old man winter is back this week to spit ugly winter storms over Lawrence and most of Kansas.
PRONGHORN STUFF
January 28, 2001
Wildlife and Parks conducted its annual midwinter pronghorn antelope survey on Jan. 9-10 in parts of Wallace, Sherman, Thomas and Logan counties. The survey showed the pronghorn population may be up slightly over last year. A total of 1,025 pronghorn were counted during the survey, about 164 over last year’s count.
1-28 CHICAGO
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Take a storyline that involves murder, greed and adultery and couple it with inticing music and jazzy choreography, and you’ve got the Tony Award-winning “Chicago.”
MAYER COLUMN FOR SUNDAY
January 28, 2001
Local kid makes good. That’s one of the most basic stories in journalism, one that’s almost always a joy to write. At least five “locals” did that Tuesday night and I was lucky enough to be channel-surfing when there was a major happening involving one former Jayhawk. That would be Raef LaFrentz of basketball’s Denver Nuggets, who’s taken far more than his share of lumps since leaving KU in 1998.
COLUMBIA, MANHATTAN FAMILIAR WITH HOUSING DILEMMA ––— COLLEGE TOWNS APPROACH RENTAL HOME ISSUE DIFFERENTLY
January 28, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com University students didn’t want to live on campus, so they rented houses with four, five or six friends in single-family residential neighborhoods.
1-28 KOVELS PRICES
January 28, 2001
Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
DESOTO TO CONSIDER NEW POOL
January 28, 2001
DeSoto school board considers new pool
S BOX SCORE
January 28, 2001
KANSAS (65) MIN FG FT REB PF TP
BRADLEY OBIT
January 28, 2001
William Ferdie Bradley Services for William Ferdie Bradley, 74, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
KU WOMEN BEAT K-STATE
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Report Manhattan — Beating Kansas State was a lot harder the second time.
SFT TAKES SECOND IN LOUISBURG
January 28, 2001
Louisburg — Spring Hill outscored Santa Fe Trail 19-8 in the decisive second quarter en route to a 48-36 victory in the Louisburg girls basketball tournament championship Saturday. Down 11-9 after one period, the Broncos used the big second quarter to take a 28-19 lead at halftime. The Chargers (9-2) never recovered and had their seven-game winning streak snapped.
BLOTTER
January 28, 2001
Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
LOUISVILLE TOPS KU NETTERS
January 28, 2001
Jayhawk netters fall to Louisville
1-28 TONI-MARIE BREAKOUT
January 28, 2001
Keys and strings What: “Music by Black Composers,” featuring Toni-Marie Montgomery, pianist and dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts, and cellist Anthony Elliott.
SIDS STUDY YIELDS NEW INFORMATION
January 28, 2001
HEALTH SIDS study yields
NED KEHDE COLUMN
January 28, 2001
When Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings jumps sky high and catches a football thrown by Daunte Culpepper, spectators and fellow players shake their heads in amazement and say: “How does he do that?” Some people just excel at what they do. Like Terry Bivins of Lebo. Bivins catches fish with the same rapidity and adroitness as Moss catches footballs. Bivins’ angling skills leave onlookers and fellow anglers in awe and saying: “How does he do that?”
What happens if you can’t pay?
January 28, 2001
From credit cards to installment plans, the Internal Revenue Service offers taxpayers several options if they can’t pay their tax bills in full.
OUTDOORS BRIEFS
January 28, 2001
Cecil Kingsley of Lawrence caught nine largemouth bass that weighed 19 pounds, four ounces, finished in 59th place and collected $1,800 at the FLW
People
January 28, 2001
‘Survivor’ cleans her record Camryn keeping mum Leo’s hair tops in Kabul Priceline, the next generation
1-29 CONGRESSMAN TO DELIVER FOR UPS
January 28, 2001
Moore delivers for UPS Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will don the UPS brown uniform as an honorary employee from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
1-28 LANGSTON HUGHES BOX
January 28, 2001
Literary honors The Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.
1-28 TONI-MARIE MONTGOMERY
January 28, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Toni-Marie Montgomery didn’t pack away her sheet music when she became dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts last spring. Montgomery, an internationally recognized pianist, continues to perform recitals and concerts, knowing that the collaborative skills she uses while working with orchestra leaders and soloists will be applied to her work on campus.
1-28 MOSCOW BALLET
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform the classic “Giselle” at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center.
1-28 KOVELS
January 28, 2001
King Features Syndicate Table lamps have changed over the years because the light source has changed from kerosene to gas to electricity.
E-filing hits the mainstream in 2001
January 28, 2001
By Mark Fagan As federal forms, state forms, W-2 forms and all the other forms make their way into mailboxes, tax preparers in Lawrence and across the country are bracing for a less-taxing rush this season. The reason: Filing taxes electronically is more popular than ever.
Courage? Harris says she was just following law
January 28, 2001
Katherine Harris on Saturday downplayed notions she was courageous in overseeing the contested Florida election that eventually gave George W. Bush the presidency. She said she was just following the law, but she was recognized anyway Saturday by the Kansas Republican Party with the Katherine Harris Courage Award.
California power shortage prompts crisis meeting
January 28, 2001
Power-starved California lurched into Super Bowl weekend under a round-the-clock electricity alert as state officials, utility executives and consumer groups huddled privately Saturday in their ongoing effort to keep the lights on.
S. Korea leader worried U.S.
January 28, 2001
At the peak of the Cold War, U.S. leaders were terrified that South Korean President Chung Hee Park’s heavy drinking and erratic behavior might lead him to attack North Korea, recently released U.S. government files show.
Big 12 Men
Missouri survives Texas Tech’s rally
January 28, 2001
Missouri finally got back in the win column. Kareem Rush scored 23 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer with 32 seconds to go as Missouri rallied to beat Texas Tech, 66-64, on Saturday.
NHL Roundup
Penguins thrash Atlanta
January 28, 2001
Everybody in the NHL knew it would be tough to outscore the Penguins once Mario Lemieux returned. What wasn’t as predictable was that they would be tough to outpunch.
Hickman Mills dumps Firebirds, 56-43
January 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair When Free State High coach Jack Schreiner looked at Kansas City (Mo.) Hickman Mills’ boys basketball team he saw a mirror image of his own team. Of course, it probably was one of those crazy, carnival mirrors.
Free State stomps KC Sumner
January 28, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Free State High put Kansas City Sumner’s offense in deep freeze during the third-place game of the Firebird Winter Classic girls basketball tournament. The Firebirds forced more turnovers (17) than points allowed (12) in building a 17-point lead during the first half of a 51-36 victory on Saturday afternoon at the FSHS gym.
TAXMATTERS- SHIFTING GEARS FOR TAXES
January 28, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com As federal forms, state forms, W-2 forms and all the other forms make their way into mailboxes this month, tax preparers in Lawrence and across the country are bracing for a less-taxing rush this season.
LAWRENCE COMMUNITY LEADER DIES ––— FORMER SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT HAD TALENT FOR HELPING CHILDREN
January 28, 2001
astuever@ljworld.com If success is measured in status, awards and achievements, William Bradley died Friday at age 74 an accomplished veterinarian, rancher, school board member and community leader.
1-28 FIRST FRIDAY ARTISTS
January 28, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com Three men and a studio.
KU FIRE ALARM NOTEBAR
January 28, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Somebody pulled a nasty prank in pulling a fire alarm early Saturday morning at Jayhawker Towers.
SUNDAY BUSINESS BRIEFS FOR FRONT
January 28, 2001
Executives ‘survive’ on more than business
COUNTY TO EXPLORE ETHICS CODE
January 28, 2001
jludwig@ljworld.com Douglas County commissioners are considering adopting a code of ethics.
SUMMIT STRESSES ACTION OVER TALK
January 28, 2001
trombeck@ljworld.com www.ljworld.com/section/nash
1-28 SHOWS AT THE SPENCER MUSEUM
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art is showing three small exhibitions this semester.
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR SUNDAY
January 28, 2001
Faces and places David Rogers and Thomas Theis have been named partners of Wichita-based Foulston & Siefkin, the state’s largest law firm.
1-28 KOVELS CUT
January 28, 2001
Cowles Syndicate Inc. MOE BRIDGES CO. of Milwaukee, Wisc., made many lamps with hand-painted glass shades. This mid-1920s lamp is worth more than $3,000.
T STOP TRAFFICWAY PROJECT
January 28, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com A study to determine whether burial sites remain in the Baker Wetlands likely won’t derail attempts to revive the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, a Kansas Department of Transportation attorney said Saturday.
?? MEREDITH LEARY SUNDAY
January 28, 2001
Melissa Lacey/Journal-World Photos MEREDITH LEARY, left, and her mother, Norma Leary, react to news that the date for the first of three brain surgeries at the Kansas University Medical Center has been moved up and they have only one day to prepare for a possible three-week hospital stay. Meredith, 38, underwent the surgeries in hopes of stopping the epileptic seizures she has endured since her teens.
WKD BREAKOUT ON ZONING ORDINANCE
January 28, 2001
What’s next for proposed ordinance Lawrence city commissioners will review a proposed ordinance limiting single-family homes to two unrelated people at their Feb. 6 meeting. That won’t be the end of the process.
SE1-SAMMY
January 28, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The education of 8-year-old Sammy Sherman is a marathon.
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, HERO WANTED
January 28, 2001
CHICO, 10, TOP, IS LOOKING FOR A HERO and LaTonya, LaToya, Shaquanda and Justin have each found one. If you are interested in being a Big Brother or Big Sister for Chico or any of the other 50 children waiting for a hero, contact Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County at 843-7359. Informational meetings are at 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and noon Wednesdays at the office, 211 E. Eighth St., Suite G. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044. For More Friends and Neighbors go to www.lawrence.com/publish/postem/friends.
National tax advocate appointed
January 28, 2001
Taxpayers across the country will have help in Washington from an advocate from Richmond, Va.
District clusters ‘therapeutic classrooms’ to concentrate professional resources
January 28, 2001
Imagine a child who hears voices and responds by turning over school desks and attacking classmates with scissors.
Voice of experience: Lessons show all children are special
January 28, 2001
By Kim Bodensteiner In the mid-1980s I coordinated one of the first grant projects in Kansas designed to help a school district move special-education students to neighborhood schools and into regular classrooms.
Top 25 women
Stiles leads Bears over Shockers
January 28, 2001
Sharp-shooting Jackie Stiles, the nation’s leading scorer, poured in 35 points Saturday and led No. 13 Southwest Missouri State over Wichita State 76-60.
Crash kills players, trainers from OSU
KU graduates among 10 dead in Colorado
January 28, 2001
Two Oklahoma State basketball players and six staffers and broadcasters were killed Saturday in a plane crash returning from a game in Colorado, officials said. The plane crashed in a snowstorm about 20 miles south of Denver after taking off from Jefferson County Airport, FAA spokesman John Clabes said. The pilot and co-pilot also died.
Yearlong project to focus on Lawrence growth
January 28, 2001
By Richard Brack Lawrence is growing. That’s a fact. The question is what we, as residents, can do about it. How will it affect us? And what’s in it for each of us? Through a yearlong project, the Journal-World, 6News and J-W Online hope to provide a means to help all Lawrence residents begin finding answers to such questions.
Horoscopes
January 28, 2001
Spencer Museum showing Ming paintings, works by women
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art is showing three small exhibitions this semester. “Ming Painting through the Eyes of Connoisseurs,” which features 13 Ming Dynasty painted scrolls, will run through March 4 in the museum’s White Gallery.
Spring beauty buzz: Cosmetics menu dazzles
January 28, 2001
The beauty trends for spring might be quirky, classic, hot or cool. Who knows what the future holds? As with most industries, there are the stalwarts, the cosmetics companies you count on year after year for favorite colors and products.
BLOOMING INTO MARKETS
January 28, 2001
mfagan@ljworld.com Margot Wells sells her traveling gift sets at Sephora in New York, her shower mist at Nordstrom’s in Seattle and her Energy moisturizer at Fred Segal in Los Angeles.
THOSE CHILLING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR
January 28, 2001
Walking in a winter wonderland no longer has charms for me. I never learned to ski, nor did most of my friends. Our dads couldn’t afford to buy skis in Depression times. The last bobsled ride I had was in my high school days. So winter has lost its charms. Snow is something I approve of mainly because it means there’ll be moisture in the summer ahead. There’s no fun in wondering whether, when you go out to get the paper in the morning, you might fall down on the ice.
1-28 LANGSTON HUGHES WINNER EXCERPTS
January 28, 2001
In “Miriam,” by John Reimringer, Tom meets Miriam, the girlfriend of his divorced brother, Donald. Tom and Miriam immediately clash, yet are drawn to each other: “We can’t stay late,” Donald said. “We’re going into KC tomorrow to see the Goya exhibit at the Nelson; we need to make early Mass.”
ATCHISON SHINES FOR KANSAS STATE
January 28, 2001
cwoodling@ljworld.com You can call him Phineas Atchison or you can call him Tony Atchison.
GHGHGHGH ––— GHGHG
January 28, 2001
Kansas University’s 92-66 men’s basketball victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse extended the Jayhawks’ bragging rights against the rival Wildcats. But KU freshman Bryant Nash remained humble after his personal victory.
JUMP
January 28, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C coach called a time out right before a TV time out.’ It’s a surprise to me, too,” Williams said, noting Hinrich thought Williams’ flashing a fist meant “time out.” Williams touches his shoulders or puts both hands in a ‘T’ formation when he wants a stoppage.
TACHA CORRECTION
January 28, 2001
The age of Judge Deanell Tacha, chief judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, was incorrect in Saturday’s paper. She is 55.
World briefs
January 28, 2001
Slowdown forecast for global economy Europe remembers genocide victims Plane crew overpowers would-be hijacker Intelligence agents convicted of slayings Gates pledges millions to find AIDS vaccine
Top 25 men
Ohio State stuns No. 3 Michigan State
January 28, 2001
Brian Brown has been a bit player on teams that went to a Final Four and shared a Big Ten title, but those highlights have been pushed to the back of his memory bank.
Homeowners should look beyond basics
Late payment charges, loan penalties and some settlement costs deductible
January 28, 2001
Owning a home provides great potential tax deductions for millions of people, but many probably aren’t fully aware of every tax break they could claim. Buying and selling a home also raises a number of tax possibilities.
Resolve to save money in 2001
January 28, 2001
H&R Block suggests the following tax resolutions.
Help available for older Americans
January 28, 2001
America’s tax law is meant to apply equally to people of all ages, but there are some special considerations that older taxpayers should keep in mind when tax filing season rolls around and some places they can get tailor-made help.
Top 25 men
UNC slips past N.C. State
January 28, 2001
Joseph Forte scored 21 points and Brendan Haywood made two free throws with 1:17 left as No. 5 North Carolina remained undefeated in the ACC with a 60-52 win over N.C. State Sunday.
Dormant seeding should be done by end of February
January 28, 2001
Now that the snow has melted, we are once again reminded of the harsh summer endured last year. If your lawn is anything like mine, there is more dead grass than there is healthy turf
Republicans party for Kansas Day
January 28, 2001
They came for the Kansas Day celebrations, but 3rd District Republicans couldn’t help talking about the Democrat who for now, at least represents them in Congress.
Students comb wetlands for graves
KDOT official predicts findings won’t prevent trafficway project
January 28, 2001
By Kevin Bates A study to determine whether burial sites remain in the Baker Wetlands likely won’t derail attempts to revive the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway, a Kansas Department of Transportation attorney said Saturday.
KU women nip Wildcats
January 28, 2001
Beating Kansas State was a lot harder the second time. Senior Brooke Reves blocked Nicole Ohlde’s three-point shot at the buzzer on Saturday night, and the Kansas University women’s basketball team hung on for a 65-62 victory over Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum.
Indian death toll soars in earthquake’s aftermath
January 28, 2001
Desperate rescue workers climbed atop mountains of debris and screamed into the crevices Saturday, hoping for some sign of life from thousands trapped by western India’s devastating earthquake. About 2,500 bodies had been recovered, and one official said the death toll would end up reaching 13,000.
Arts notes
January 28, 2001
Historian to give talk on Nicodemus KU professors take part in performance exhibit Sharpley to perform own works at Washburn
Artists take different approaches when creating works
January 28, 2001
By Jan Biles Three men and a studio. One paints abstracts; another creates representational and figurative works. The third is a photographer who shoots the things he loves. Together, they form the Downtown Upstairs Art Group, 824 1/2 Mass., and feed off each other’s artistic styles and encouragement.
McMillan on the move
Waiting to Exhale’ author reflects on her latest novel, impact on publishing
January 28, 2001
Terry McMillan moves like she talks quick darts here and there, anxious pauses, never lingering in one spot too long. “Gimme a minute,” she shouts, dashing from her living room to another part of the house. “I’ve got to put on some lipstick.”
Trends
January 28, 2001
Super style on tap Hide and go seek Returning to wholesomeness Flashbacks to violence
SUNDAY DATEBOOK
January 28, 2001
TODAY 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: Kansas Green Party forum on the state of the environment and agriculture, with speaker Wes Jackson of the Land Institute in Salina, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.
T0084 BC-BKC-PLANECRASH 5THLD-WRITETHRU 01-28 0568
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff and Wire Reports Byers, Colo. — Two Oklahoma State basketball players and six staffers and broadcasters were killed Saturday in a plane crash returning from a game in Colorado, officials said.
Spurs pop Utah, 99-86
Duncan scores 33 points to spark San Antonio
January 28, 2001
Tim Duncan was stunned to learn he beat out Kevin Garnett for a starting spot on the Western Conference All-Star team. After the week he’s had, he should have seen it coming.
Summit leaves community energized
January 28, 2001
By Terry Rombeck After three speeches, a panel discussion and three Q&A sessions, participants in a community mental health summit left Saturday with a mission: to back up all the talk with action.
Word for word
Engaged poet, fiction writer win Langston Hughes Creative Writing Contest
January 28, 2001
By Jan Biles When the judges of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards selected the winners in the poetry and fiction divisions, they had no way of knowing the writers lived in the same house and serve as each other’s most reliable critics.
National briefs
January 28, 2001
TWA bankruptcy sale OK’d Purina cattle, feed impounded Microsoft thwarts hackers
Business as usual for KU, Kansas 92, Kansas State 66
Streak against ‘Cats hits 20
January 28, 2001
It’s late January, not October, which means it is Kansas University’s turn to beat up Kansas State. Not the other way around. “Someone in the stands had a sign that said, ‘It’s not football season anymore,’ which is true,” KU center Eric Chenowith said after the Jayhawks’ 92-66 men’s basketball victory over K-State on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
IRS beefs up child-related breaks
Confusions remain relating to complex family relationships
January 28, 2001
The unbridled joy of children extends into the federal tax code, where parents can qualify for breaks for education expenses and student loans, adoption costs and even for simply having a child at all.
Moore delivers for UPS
January 28, 2001
Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., will don the UPS brown uniform as an honorary employee from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Business briefs
January 28, 2001
Mansion: A must visit
Developer restores Batcheller’s dream house
January 28, 2001
Kasr-el-Nouzia, its creator called it. Palace of Pleasure. Like a pastel gingerbread house iced in medieval French countryside, roofed in Moorish mystique. Tufted, peaked, curlicued, etched all over a copyrighted 19th-century wooden frame.
Courts shouldn’t allow child-support waivers
January 28, 2001
Briefly
January 28, 2001
Realtors present awards SIDS study yields new information March of Dimes launches Spanish Internet site District to receive grant for early childhood education
1-28 LANGSTON HUGHES
January 28, 2001
jbiles@ljworld.com When the judges of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards selected the winners in the poetry and fiction divisions, they had no way of knowing the writers lived in the same house and serve as each other’s most reliable critics.
MOTLEY FOOL
January 28, 2001
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Giants, Ravens take varied approaches
January 28, 2001
If the Vince Lombardi trophy went to the more brazen braggarts, the Baltimore Ravens would romp over the New York Giants in today’s Super Bowl. Just about every Raven has guaranteed it.
New to the garden
Daisies, carrots among the latest offerings
January 28, 2001
By Carol Boncella Every year we gardeners seek out new plants for the garden. Thankfully, breeders oblige our never-ending quest.
1-28 SUN RAIL BRIEFS
January 28, 2001
Super style on tap www.danby.com
YEARLONG PROJECT TO FOCUS ON LAWRENCE GROWTH
January 28, 2001
rbrack@ljworld.com Lawrence is growing. That’s a fact.
KSU fans come, go quietly
January 28, 2001
By Amber Stuever Brandon Abbott stood Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse wearing a vivid purple Kansas State University T-shirt, surrounded by thousands of roaring Kansas University students.
Benefits from lower capital gains tax rates are still a ways off
January 28, 2001
Lower capital gains tax rates take effect this year for long-term investments, but not everyone benefits right away, and some higher-income taxpayers could be forced to pay taxes up front to take advantage in the future.
IRS makes some changes that taxpayers need to know about
January 28, 2001
While taxpayers don’t face tumultuous tax law change this filing season, they will get new personal exemptions and standard deductions.
Beware of pitfalls regarding mutual funds, dividends
January 28, 2001
As mutual funds increase in popularity and more employees are compensated with stock options, taxpayers must beware of some pitfalls that can mean a big tax bill from the Internal Revenue Service.
Save the excuses: The IRS doesn’t care
January 28, 2001
Tens of millions of Americans dutifully pay their income taxes and file an annual return, but there are always a few who refuse many using arguments ruled frivolous by the courts.
IRS continues to struggle with its reorganization
January 28, 2001
The federal agency Amer-icans love to hate, the Internal Revenue Service, continues to struggle with legal reforms aimed at giving taxpayers more rights and a huge reorganization intended to improve efficiency and service.
Unsuspecting middle class most affected by complex minimum tax
January 28, 2001
The number of taxpayers likely to be entangled in the complex alternative minimum tax (AMT) is projected to reach 1.5 million this year, twice as many as three years ago. Increasingly, unsuspecting middle-class people are being affected.
Rules for 401(k)s, IRAs simplified
January 28, 2001
Rules governing distributions from retirement acc-ounts like IRAs and 401(k)s will be simpler and amounts required to be withdrawn could be reduced under regulations announced by the Internal Revenue Service.
Contact the IRS by Web, phone
January 28, 2001
How to get IRS information and help via the Internet, the telephone and the fax
The bird problem
January 28, 2001
Ever have trouble warding off birds? Here are a couple of solutions, offered by garden writer Nancy Brachey.
Judge puts tombstone dispute to rest
January 28, 2001
An Allen County judge has settled a dispute over who should get the tombstones of two infamous killers.
Minister’s parole denied
January 28, 2001
A former Emporia minister whose affair with his church secretary led to their spouses’ killings had his first bid for freedom denied by the Kansas Parole Board. The board announced its decision on Friday in the case of the Rev. Thomas Bird, up for parole for the first time since his 1985 murder conviction.
KCC investigates natural gas supplier
January 28, 2001
House Democrats have asked the attorney general’s office to investigate Colorado-based Greeley Gas Co. for collection notices that some natural gas customers found threatening.
County to iron out details of home business rules
January 28, 2001
By Joy Ludwig To properly enforce the home occupation rules, Douglas County commissioners may have to hire two nonbudgeted employees.
Realtors honor best of 2000
January 28, 2001
By Kevin Bates Lawrence’s Realtor of the year built on a theme of community growth Saturday. Kelvin Heck, a Realtor at Stephens Real Estate, was named Realtor of the year for 2000 Saturday evening at the Lawrence Board of Realtors annual banquet, at the Law-rence Country Club.
William F. Bradley
January 28, 2001
Students to sample ‘Slice of Agriculture’
January 28, 2001
About 800 fourth-graders in Douglas County will learn agriculture’s role in nutrition, health and the economy next week without stepping foot on a farm
Veterinarian William Bradley dies
School board, youth ranch among his civic accomplishments
January 28, 2001
By Amber Stuever If success is measured in status, awards and achievements, William Bradley died Friday at age 74 an accomplished veterinarian, rancher, school board member and community leader.
On the record
January 28, 2001
Winter assails area again
January 28, 2001
By Amber Stuever Old man winter is back this week to spit ugly winter storms over Lawrence and most of Kansas. Partly sunny skies and manageable weather Saturday had people shedding coats as they walked along Massachusetts Street.
Columbia, Manhattan familiar with student housing dilemma
College towns approach neighborhood zoning issue differently
January 28, 2001
By Joel Mathis University students didn’t want to live on campus, so they rented houses with four, five or six friends in single-family residential neighborhoods. Longtime residents of the neighborhoods got fed up with the loud noises and late-night parties of their young neighbors and asked the city government to do something about it.
Bush touts education reform
January 28, 2001
President Bush, in the first radio address of his administration, said Saturday that he wants to give lagging schools the support they need to improve, but warned he must see results.
Train engineers ordered to remain on the job
January 28, 2001
A federal judge Saturday reaffirmed a temporary restraining order that keeps Union Pacific engineers on the job after a strike was called against the nation’s largest rail carrier.
Israeli, Palestinian peace talks falter
January 28, 2001
Saying they came closer than ever to resolving the core issues of their conflict, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended six days of talks Saturday with no agreement, but they promised to meet again after Israel’s Feb. 6 election.
Lowlights from the world of football broadcasting
January 28, 2001
Low-definition TV lives! As proof, before CBS presents Super Bowl XXXV, here’s a playback of some of the offbeat, puzzling and downright forgettable broadcasting moments of the 2000 football season.
Survivor’ roars back to life
Contestants scheme their way to the top Down Under
January 28, 2001
It’s here again. Gather round the TV for the game everybody is waiting for. “Survivor” is back, kicking off right after that football thing tonight. As everybody knows, “Super Bowl XXXV” is just a warmup act, a bloated prelude to “Survivor II,” where two teams, er, tribes, of Type-A contenders will meet on the parched earth of northeastern Australia.
Ailing Mourning, Hill selected as all-stars
January 28, 2001
Miami’s Alonzo Mourning has been sidelined all season and Orlando’s Grant Hill has played in only four games, yet their reputations helped them make the Eastern Conference team for the 50th NBA All-Star game.
Human cloning plan announced
January 28, 2001
A well-known Italian fertility specialist and his U.S colleague have announced plans to clone human beings, apparently becoming the first scientists with expertise in human reproduction to publicly set such a goal.
Hawks crush LHS, 66-35
January 28, 2001
Olathe East opened with a 14-0 run in the first quarter and never relented, rolling Saturday to a 66-35 victory over Lawrence High in the fifth-place game of the Glacier’s Edge girls basketball tournament at Emporia High.
All bets are off on expectations
Super Bowl XXXV could supply high-scoring affair, despite experts’ predictions
January 28, 2001
This much everyone agrees on: It’s going to be a tense game, a tight game, a game that goes down to the last play, just like last year and the previous time the Giants came to Tampa for a Super Bowl. There will be defense. A lot of defense.
Agassi wins Aussie Open
American defeats France’s Clement in straight sets
January 28, 2001
Andre Agassi won his seventh Grand Slam title today by beating surprise finalist Arnaud Clement, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, in the Australian Open final.
Special education: the idea, the reality
Families, district together in high-stakes race
January 28, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The education of 8-year-old Sammy Sherman is a marathon. With the proper fusion of learning and luck, this slender, autistic first-grader who plays the piano with ease will be rewarded at the finish line with an independent life.
Motley fool
January 28, 2001
Last week’s question and answer Ready or not? Home Depot’s next act What you know
Briefcase
January 28, 2001
Executives ‘survive’ on more than business Beware of sky-high fees at airport pay phones Name that company
Length of stay key in decision to buy or rent
January 28, 2001
Owning a home, as they say, is the American Dream. But is it really such a good deal? In the long run, homeownership can make real financial sense. But the benefits aren’t so great, or so certain, as to make owning better than renting for everyone.
Firms line up for Super Bowl
Advertisers ready to blitz viewers during biggest TV event of the year
January 28, 2001
With the Internet sector facing bankruptcies, layoffs and cash crunches, most of the new economy upstarts that rushed to advertise during last year’s Super Bowl now lie injured on the sidelines.
Blooming into markets
Lawrence-based companies dedicated to expansion
January 28, 2001
By Mark Fagan Margot Wells sells her traveling gift sets at Sephora in New York, her shower mist at Nordstrom’s in Seattle and her Energy moisturizer at Fred Segal in Los Angeles. But none of the displays at 2,000 retail outlets across the country can match the stock inside her small shop on Massachusetts Street and she plans to keep it that way.
Those chilling days of yesteryear
January 28, 2001
By Calder Pickett Walking in a winter wonderland no longer has charms for me. I never learned to ski, nor did most of my friends. Our dads couldn’t afford to buy skis in Depression times. The last bobsled ride I had was in my high school days.
Sweden, U.S. honor Nobel’s centennial
January 28, 2001
The Nobel Prize is perhaps the most coveted award in the world. This year, the U.S. Postal Service, in partnership with the Swedish Post, celebrates the centennial of the awards with a new 34-cent commemorative stamp.
Men must play by rules, too
January 28, 2001
Lost’ O’Keeffe exhibition to be re-created
January 28, 2001
Georgia O’Keeffe’s bold landscapes and paintings of animal bones identify her so strongly with New Mexico that her adolescent years in Virginia tend to get overlooked.
KU trombone professor to give lecture, recital
January 28, 2001
Trombonists do not usually study Baroque music practices, but Kansas University music professor James Michael Hall has expanded his trombone repertoire by researching violin sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and rearranging them for alto trombone.
What’s next for proposed ordinance
January 28, 2001
Lawrence city commissioners will review a proposed ordinance limiting single-family homes to two unrelated people at their Feb. 6 meeting.
To many, Verdi reigns as opera king
Composer remembered 100 years after his death
January 28, 2001
Viva Verdi! One hundred years ago, it was a battle cry of Italian patriotism. Now it’s one of the few things the world of classical music agrees on: Giuseppe Francesco Fortunino Verdi is the most popular opera composer ever more than Mozart, more than Puccini.
Travel briefs
January 28, 2001
‘Virtual Visitor Centers’ to open in Virginia Gettysburg battlefield improvements planned
Giselle’ reflects 19th-century European ideals
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform the classic “Giselle” at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center. “Giselle,” with music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, is considered one of the best classical ballets.
Program helps teens learn ‘outside the box’
January 28, 2001
Schools can’t please all of the students all of the time. In general, schools and particularly public schools aim to provide a broad-based education and bring as many children as possible under the umbrella. But there always are some students who don’t quite fit.
Lamps of all eras turn on collectors
January 28, 2001
Table lamps have changed over the years because the light source has changed from kerosene to gas to electricity. The first lightbulbs were invented in 1879. By the 1890s, electric lamps were used in the home. At first they looked like the familiar gas fixtures.
KU professor kicks off Hallmark series
January 28, 2001
Kansas University professor Bhakti Ziek is first in a series of seven Hallmark Symposium lectures on topics that range from textiles to electronic graphic design.
Tony-Award winning ‘Chicago’ features Fosse-style footwork
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Take a storyline that involves murder, greed and adultery and couple it with inticing music and jazzy choreography, and you’ve got the Tony Award-winning “Chicago.” The Broadway revival is on tour and will make a stop at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center.
Appleseed statue gets new home
January 28, 2001
Johnny Appleseed has moved to a new spot in Leominster, Mass. On Jan. 12, the 9-foot, 800-pound sculpture was placed in a prominent place in City Hall.
Rest rooms flushed out of ratings lists
Turkish janitor seeks recognition for beautifying public bathrooms
January 28, 2001
Let’s consider for a moment the notion of a four-star toilet. As we know, experts readily declare that this or that restaurant is worthy of four stars, that this or that hotel deserves five stars, and they give the same sort of ratings for resorts, airlines and cruise ships.
Participation in First Friday increases
January 28, 2001
J-W Staff Reports The First Friday Gallery Walk will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
Poetry reflects Vandenberg’s life experiences
January 28, 2001
Katrina Vandenberg writes about the work on women in this poem
Reimringer’s characters unlikeable
January 28, 2001
In “Miriam,” by John Reimringer, Tom meets Miriam, the girlfriend of his divorced brother, Donald. Tom and Miriam immediately clash, yet are drawn to each other.
Placentas help researchers study proteins
January 28, 2001
It was down in the alley with the neighborhood boys where I first heard the word “afterbirth.” Saying the word led to the kind of nervous giggles that come from little boys when they speak of matters especially about women that they’re anxious to hide their ignorance of.
A concerted effort
KU fine arts dean pairs with cellist for concert
January 28, 2001
By Jan Biles Toni-Marie Montgomery didn’t pack away her sheet music when she became dean of Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts last spring. Montgomery, an internationally recognized pianist, continues to perform recitals and concerts, knowing that the collaborative skills she uses while working with orchestra leaders and soloists will be applied to her work on campus.
Guys need gadgets to find themselves
January 28, 2001
By Dave Barry Miami Herald I’m a big fan of technology. Most guys are. This is why all important inventions were invented by guys. For example, millions of years ago, there was no such thing as the wheel.
Retirement inspires squirreling behavior
January 28, 2001
By George Gurley One thing about retirement is that it focuses the mind on the bottom line. Reduction of income inspires economy and resourcefulness. One is always on the lookout for another way to cut a corner, to cadge food and drink, to get something for nothing.
Swann gains entry on 14th try
Former Bills, Chiefs coach Levy, six players to be enshrined
January 28, 2001
The wait turned out to be worthwhile for Lynn Swann and Ron Yary, both elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in their 14th year of eligibility.
Less activist foreign policy expected
January 28, 2001
By Joseph Coleman Associated Press Writer For the past eight years, the world has gotten used to an activist U.S. presidency: Bill Clinton’s late-night phone calls with overseas leaders, his micromanagement of Mideast peace talks, his willingness to engage for better or worse in troubles beyond U.S. borders.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 28, 2001
Black leadership
January 28, 2001
Legendary coach Smith attends KU-KSU game
January 28, 2001
KU coach Roy Williams talked about his mentor, Dean Smith, attending Saturday’s game. Longtime North Carolina coach Smith was honored as Kansan of the Year on Friday night in a ceremony in Topeka.
Stevenson learning on the job with Jazz
Former Kansas University recruit says he made right decision by jumping from high school to NBA
January 28, 2001
DeShawn Stevenson could have been a freshman at Kansas this season, rattling the rims at Allen Fieldhouse with an array of spectacular dunks. Instead, he usually watches games from the sideline at the Delta Center, averaging 5 1/2 minutes and 2.2 points as a Utah Jazz rookie who jumped from high school to the NBA.
XFL game geared to extreme tastes
January 28, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Like the Roman god Janus for whom this Godforsaken month is named, Americans look in two directions on Super Bowl Sunday as they consume 12 million pounds of potato chips while watching 60 minutes of football congealed within six hours of the best advertising money can buy and the worst kitsch pageantry that popular culture can produce.
Jayhawks not amused by false alarm
KU Notebook
January 28, 2001
By Gary Bedore Somebody pulled a nasty prank in pulling a fire alarm early Saturday morning at Jayhawker Towers. It cost eight members of Kansas’ basketball team some much-needed rest prior to a mid-afternoon contest against Kansas State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Vouchers not key to Bush plan
January 28, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group In the upside-down world of journalistic values, where conflict almost always trumps consensus and argument usually drowns out agreement, the news about President Bush’s education proposal focused on the possible fight over school vouchers.
Health care fairness
January 28, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Mental health is no less important than physical health. Insurance companies should be required to cover treatments for both. It has taken our society many years to recognize mental illness as a condition that is both unavoidable and treatable, just like physical illnesses.
Atchison lone bright spot for ‘Cats
Junior comes off bench to score 28 points four more than KSU’s starters
January 28, 2001
By Chuck Woodling You can call him Phineas Atchison or you can call him Tony Atchison. By whatever name, Atchison accomplished something on Saturday afternoon rarely seen in a college basketball game.
Nash tickled by contributions
Freshman collects three points, two steals in seven minutes against K-State
January 28, 2001
By Christina Woods Kansas University’s 92-66 men’s basketball victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse extended the Jayhawks’ bragging rights against the rival Wildcats. But KU freshman Bryant Nash remained humble after his personal victory.