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Bill on mental health coverage advances
House gives tentative approval for legislation to study insurance parity
January 31, 2001
The House gave tentative approval to studying the effect of mental health coverage on state workers’ insurance, with an eye toward requiring such coverage for all Kansans.
SRS chief defends payment system
Child-support problems overstated, she says
January 31, 2001
Some parents may have overstated their problems with the state’s centralized child-support system, SRS Secretary Janet Schalansky said.
Two sought by Lawrence Police
January 31, 2001
Lawrence-Douglas County Crime Stoppers is offering rewards for the arrests of two men. Carl O. Irons, 42, is sought for failing to appear Nov. 7 in Douglas County District Court on a probation violation.
Eudora septic waste tops commission agenda
January 31, 2001
Douglas County’s new commissioners will get their first crack at solving a problem left to them by their predecessors.
Myron Powell
January 31, 2001
Lawrence ‘Lonnie’ Moffitt
January 31, 2001
Carol Means
January 31, 2001
James Redford
January 31, 2001
Dorothy Gershater
January 31, 2001
Ice blamed in wreck
January 31, 2001
By Mike Belt Icy roads were blamed for several Douglas County accidents Tuesday morning, including one that left a 5-year-old boy in critical condition, authorities said.
Archbishop speaks to students
January 31, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The opening of a second Catholic elementary school last year in Lawrence reflected a national trend, Archbishop James Keleher said Tuesday.
On the record
January 31, 2001
Malone, Marbury, McDyess All-Stars
January 31, 2001
Karl Malone won’t be going fishing on All-Star Weekend, he’ll be going to Washington instead.
Knicks trade for Harrington
New York ships Strickland, 2 draft picks to Grizzlies
January 31, 2001
In a trade that adds size and depth to their frontcourt, the New York Knicks acquired power forward Othella Harrington from the Vancouver Grizzlies on Tuesday for guard Erick Strickland and two draft picks.
Police make arrest in death of cat
January 31, 2001
By Mike Belt A man suspected of killing a feline named “Mama Cat” was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Douglas County Jail on a charge of cruelty to animals. Brett Rizzo, 23, was arrested without incident by Lawrence Police on a warrant issued by the Douglas County district attorney’s office, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.
Briefly
January 31, 2001
Icy roads may have caused car wreck that injured four No more scarlet fever cases reported in area Restraining order remains in rural excavation case
Children’s organs taken without consent
January 31, 2001
One of the leading children’s hospitals in Britain illegally harvested hearts, brains, eyes and other organs from thousands of dead children without the consent of their parents, according to a government report published Tuesday.
Hope for quake survivors fades
January 31, 2001
Pakistan put aside its bitter rivalry with India on Tuesday and joined earthquake relief efforts, but heavy equipment and explosives brought in to clear debris signaled that hope of finding survivors had all but vanished.
Local briefs
January 31, 2001
HINU men clipped HINU women fall
Bush backs faith-based services
January 31, 2001
The social service programs funded by President Bush’s “faith-based initiative” could include religious content such as Bible reading as long as the taxpayer money was only used for lights, chairs or other non-religious expenses, administration officials said Tuesday as they released details of the plan they will send to Congress.
Arkansas coach hates flying
Mentors around country thinking about travel in wake of Oklahoma State tragedy
January 31, 2001
Coaches demand toughness from their players. At one point this season, Kentucky coach Tubby Smith publicly implored that each of his players “be a man!”
Browns elated with hire
Davis to make in excess of $15 million over five years
January 31, 2001
Butch Davis changed his mind and the Cleveland Browns never did. They knew from the start Davis was a perfect fit as their next coach.
KU aide strives to ‘make a difference’
Jayhawks’ new wideouts coach James knows his way around Texas
January 31, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Clarence James likes to think he’s a pretty good X’s and O’s coach and developer of young talent.
Legislator urges letters to Congress
January 31, 2001
Special education has been one of the most vexing problems associated with funding public education. In Kansas, special education is a euphemism that refers to children who have been identified as having special needs.
Firebirds cruise past Cougars
January 31, 2001
Point guard Jackie Dubois canned eight of 10 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter and Free State held off Shawnee Mission Northwest, 50-38, in Sunflower League girls basketball on Tuesday night.
Cardinals claim sweep at Oskie
Eudora’s boys hang on for 47-44 win; girls survive 45-43 thriller
January 31, 2001
By Levi Chronister It might not have been pretty, but Eudora coach Chad Eshbaugh will take the 47-44 victory over Oskaloosa on Tuesday night. “Like I told the guys, it’s better to learn from a win rather than a close loss,” he said, “but at the same time I told them I was disappointed we did not play better. We’d been playing pretty well but tonight was not one of our better efforts.”
NHL briefs
January 31, 2001
Leary latest comedian in broadcast booth Lachance, Bertuzzi hurt for Canucks Blues send Roloson, Boguniecki to minors
Ashcroft wins key vote; Senate confirmation likely
January 31, 2001
A bitterly divided Senate Judiciary Committee sent the nomination of Atty. Gen.-designate John Ashcroft to the Senate floor Tuesday as the full Senate approved President Bush’s choices to lead the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Brown powers LSU to easy victory over ULL
January 31, 2001
April Brown scored 17 points as No. 11 LSU coasted to an easy 85-48 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Butler stuns No. 10 Wisconsin, 58-44
January 31, 2001
Mike Kelley somehow found a sliver of sunshine in No. 10 Wisconsin’s stunning 58-44 loss to Butler on Tuesday night.
Nebraska ends road skid, 63-61
Ffriend’s blocks sink K-State late; Texas hammers A&M
January 31, 2001
Almost exactly two years after it began, Nebraska’s horrible road losing streak has ended.
Ford Windstars investigated
January 31, 2001
The government has upgraded its investigation of 926,000 Ford Windstar minivans after receiving reports that a spring in the suspension system can break and puncture a tire.
Breast-feeding cuts cancer risk
January 31, 2001
Women who breast fed their babies for two years or longer reduced their risk of breast cancer by 50 percent, a study of women in rural China found.
Genetic link to diabetes found
January 31, 2001
A common version of an immune system gene raises the risk of developing the most severe kind of diabetes, a study suggests. The finding might someday help doctors treat the disease.
Sideline
January 31, 2001
Eatman joins Chiefs’ staff Lewis’ grandparents victimized
Artificial heart approved
January 31, 2001
The government has given the go ahead to a Massachusetts company to try its artificial heart in humans. Abiomed Inc. announced Tuesday that it had received Food and Drug Administration approval to test AbioCor the first totally implantable artificial heart in five patients.
Leavenworth outlasts Lions, 57-50
January 31, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Leavenworth High boys basketball coach Larry Hogan, who knows several fans watch his Pioneers just to catch a glimpse of Kansas University signee Wayne Simien, has disappointed some of those fans by pulling Simien on occasion because of lopsided margins.
You can’t spell hunk without H-U-N
January 31, 2001
Oh, that Attila the Hun. Was he a fifth-century Hitler, or a hunk on a horse with a heart as big as Asia Minor? It’s a movie on USA. You do the math. The two-part “Attila” (8 p.m., USA) concludes just like it started. With much hacking, throat-slitting and pillaging.
Wheat crop struggles in cold winter
January 31, 2001
Still plagued by the drought that delayed fall planting, the state’s fledgling winter wheat crop is faring poorly during this cold winter. As much as 29 percent of the crop is in poor to very poor condition, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service estimated this week.
Arizona prep LB picks Kansas
January 31, 2001
Nick Clapp, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker from Paradise Valley (Ariz.) High, has given Kansas University’s football team a nonbinding oral commitment.
Recession fears drain confidence
Consumer index is lowest since 1996
January 31, 2001
Consumer confidence fell sharply in January to its lowest level in four years, driven down by growing fears of a recession, an industry group said Tuesday. The Consumer Confidence Index dropped more than 14 points to 114.4, the lowest level since it was 114.2 in December 1996, the Conference Board reported.
Amazon cuts jobs
Online firm sees profit by year end
January 31, 2001
Amazon.com said Tuesday it would cut 1,300 jobs, or 15 percent of its work force. The news came as the Seattle-based online seller of books and compact discs posted fourth-quarter losses that were slightly lower than what analysts were expecting.
Coaching figures
January 31, 2001
Short & sweet
January 31, 2001
Consumers bite when prices are cut on low-fat treats Pie ala mode time
Cookbook celebrates black heritage
January 31, 2001
Recipes for Emancipation Proclamation Breakfast Cake and Wandering Pilgrim’s Stew are among the traditional dishes featured in “The Historical Cookbook of the American Negro” (Beacon, $20).
Olive oil fights cholesterol
Flavor enhances salads, marinades
January 31, 2001
By Susan Krumm Is olive oil a good choice when selecting cooking oils? Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids lower LDL cholesterol carriers, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, yet they protect the HDL types of cholesterol carriers that help remove excess cholesterol from the body.
Baltimore throws party for champion Ravens
Crowd of 200,000 turns out for victory parade
January 31, 2001
Ray Lewis danced on stage with the Super Bowl trophy on a cold and rainy day that was simply beautiful for a crowd of about 200,000 Baltimore Ravens fans.
An educated palate
Student jumps from classroom to culinary world
January 31, 2001
By Jim Baker Steve Maceli has an interesting pedigree for a caterer. The 35-year-old speaks German, Spanish, Russian and Polish.
XFL vow: Fans not forgotten
WWF’s league to debut Saturday
January 31, 2001
The World Wrestling Federation is out to body slam the NFL.
Polenta, beans combine for stew
January 31, 2001
This recipe for Three-Bean Stew With Polenta is flagged with a “V” for vegan in food writer Sue Spitler’s “Simply Vegetarian” (Surrey Books, $14.95 paperback 1998). Spitler is a prolific cookbook writer who specializes in vegetarian recipes.
30-minute recipe blends flavors of spicy sausage and bitter broccoli
January 31, 2001
Here’s a title that conjures up a good, solid taste treat: “Bruce Aidells’ Complete Sausage Book” (Ten Speed Press, $21.95). It’s co-written by Bruce Aidells, respected food writer and teacher, founder-owner of a sausage company based in San Francisco, and by Denis Kelly, fellow food writer and teacher.
Seed catalogs can help plan garden
January 31, 2001
By Gwyn Mellinger Once you have a garden plan laid out on paper and know how much of each variety you want to plant, the next step is to decide which vegetables you’ll direct seed and which you will grow from transplants.
Social capital
January 31, 2001
Clinton staff’s exit pranks
January 31, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate The rumors started on the Internet: Clinton administration members had vandalized offices before leaving them to their Bush successors
Students learn law, not writing
January 31, 2001
By Mike Hoeflich Most of us, at one time or another, have been required to read a legal document. Our society is a legalistic one. Fear of litigation pervades virtually every aspect of daily life.
Laughable honor
January 31, 2001
11-year-old needs transplant
Drive to screen donors scheduled for February in Baldwin
January 31, 2001
By Kevin Bates Baldwin School fifth-grader Brock Robertson receives platelet transfusions every two to three weeks. His body doesn’t produce platelets, nor does it create new red or white blood cells three vital components he needs to form blood clots, carry oxygen and fight infection.
Medicaid participation seen as means for increased funding
January 31, 2001
The Lawrence school district may have struck gold with a plan to secure an extra $130,000 in federal funding for special education. Currently, the district receives permission from parents of 168 students to seek Medicaid reimbursement for special-education services.
Daily ticker
January 31, 2001
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, WEDDING PIC (W/ HORSE)
January 31, 2001
ANGIE (MORTON) NORDHUS and horse Playtime Dancer enjoyed a little fun while roping Reese Nordhus. Angie and Reese were married Sept. 30 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Angie is the daughter of Harry and June Morton, Lawrence, and Reese is the son of Ellen and Larry Nordhus, Centralia. The photo was submitted by Angie Nordhus, Baldwin. 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.
1-31 SUSAN KRUMM COLUMN
January 31, 2001
Is olive oil a good choice when selecting cooking oils? Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids lower LDL cholesterol carriers, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, yet they protect the HDL types of cholesterol carriers that help remove excess cholesterol from the body.
HERD FINISHES HIS WHITE ROSE
January 31, 2001
mshields@ljworld.com Lawrence crop artist and landscape muralist Stan Herd is back from Cuba after completing his latest work: Rosa Blanca.
SWEET BRIEFS
January 31, 2001
w/AP photo Consumers bite when machines
KU STATS
January 31, 2001
G-GS Min. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb. Points Ave. Kenny Gregory 16-15 29.9 119-203 .586 23-52 .442 7.5 270 16.9
EUDORA SEPTIC WASTE HEADLINES COMMISSION AGENDA
January 31, 2001
J-W Staff Reports Douglas County’s new commissioners will get their first crack at solving a problem left to them by their predecessors.
FREE STATE GIRLS TRIP SM NORTHWEST
January 31, 2001
Shawnee — Point guard Jackie Dubois canned eight of 10 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter and Free State held off Shawnee Mission Northwest, 50-38, in Sunflower League girls basketball on Tuesday night. “Jackie was a key for us in the fourth quarter,” Free State coach Craig Hershiser said. “Our defense tightened up, we ran our spread offense and we made our free throws.”
S DEATH ––— MISDEMEANOR CHARGE FILED
January 31, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com A man suspected of killing a feline named “Mama Cat” was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Douglas County Jail on a charge of cruelty to animals.
WRECK THAT INJURES FOUR BLAMED ON ICY ROAD
January 31, 2001
mbelt@ljworld.com Icy roads were blamed for several Douglas County accidents Tuesday morning, including one that left a 5-year-old boy in critical condition, authorities said.
ARCHBISHOP SPEAKS TO LAWRENCE STUDENTS
January 31, 2001
tcarpenter@ljworld.com The opening of a second Catholic elementary school last year in Lawrence reflected a national trend, Archbishop James Keleher said Tuesday.
WED TV SNOCORE ICICLE BALLREVIEW
January 31, 2001
mnewman@theMagonline.com Words are imperfect tools for conveying the impact of music. When its as superb as it was Monday night for the SnoCore Icicle Ball at Kansas City’s Uptown Theatre, the inability to translate the experience into reportage can be, if not tragic, unfortunate.
CLOSE
January 31, 2001
Local markets As of Tuesday’s close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.81. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, NA; corn, $1.81. North Elevator — Wheat, $2.82; soybeans, $4.31; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.81.
BRF/ NO MORE SCARLET FEVER REPORTED
January 31, 2001
HEALTH No more scarlet fever
CRIMESTOPPERS FOR JAN.
January 31, 2001
Lawrence-Douglas County Crime Stoppers is offering rewards for the arrests of two men. Carl O. Irons, 42, is sought for failing to appear Nov. 7 in Douglas County District Court on a probation violation. He was on probation for attempted abuse of a child, according to Lawrence Police.
LAWRENCE-LEAVENWORTH GIRLS BOX
January 31, 2001
Leavenworth 66, Lawrence 47 LAWRENCE (47)
SE4-130,000
January 31, 2001
The Lawrence school district may have struck gold with a plan to secure an extra $130,000 in federal funding for special education. Currently, the district receives permission from parents of 168 students to seek Medicaid reimbursement for special-education services. That generates $260,000 toward the district’s $11.6 million annual budget for special education.
1-31 SHOULD RELIGIOUS GROUPS RECEIVE GOVERNMENT MONEY TO …
January 31, 2001
Should religious groups receive government money to provide social services?
NO. 2 LEAVENWORTH ESCAPES LHS BOYS
January 31, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Leavenworth — Leavenworth High boys basketball coach Larry Hogan, who knows several fans watch his Pioneers just to catch a glimpse of Kansas University signee Wayne Simien, has disappointed some of those fans by pulling Simien on occasion because of lopsided margins.
ASSAULT BEING INVESTIGATED
January 31, 2001
24-year-old injured in possible assault
PIONEERS POP LHS %% GIRLS
January 31, 2001
srottinghaus@ljworld.com Leavenworth — Leavenworth controlled the opening tip and never trailed on Tuesday, rolling to a 66-47 nonleague girls basketball victory over Lawrence High in the Pioneers’ gym.
EARL WHITLEY OBITUARY
January 31, 2001
Earl Whitley Wellsville — Graveside memorial services for Earl Watson Whitley, 92, Dallas, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Wellsville.
KU SOFTBALL SCHEDULEROSTER
January 31, 2001
Roster Senior: Erin Garvey, OF, Olathe.
I. LYLE FACKLER OBITUARY
January 31, 2001
I. Lyle Fackler Salina — Services for I. Lyle Fackler, 84, Salina, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Salina. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina.
REDFORD SERVICES
January 31, 2001
Services for James Redford, 64, Ozawkie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery, southern Douglas County. Mr. Redford died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
National briefs
January 31, 2001
Minister sentenced for child molestation Anti-Semitic pastor sits out his own trial Charges dropped in 1965 murder
BALDWIN 11-YEAR-OLD NEEDS BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT ––— DRIVE TO SCREEN DONORS SCHEDULED IN FEBRUARY
January 31, 2001
kbates@ljworld.com Baldwin School fifth-grader Brock Robertson receives platelet transfusions every two to three weeks.
KU WOMEN TO ENTERTAIN NU
January 31, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington never met Murphy, but she knows all about his law.
NEW WIDEOUTS COACH JAMES KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND REGIONTEXAS
January 31, 2001
ahartsock@ljworld.com Clarence James likes to think he’s a pretty good X’s and O’s coach and developer of young talent.
1ST PERSON-LEGISLATOR
January 31, 2001
Special education has been one of the most vexing problems associated with funding public education. In Kansas, special education is a euphemism that refers to children who have been identified as having special needs. Some conditions leading to a “special need” designation are learning disabilities, physical impairments, behavior disorders, mental retardation, multiple disorders and gifted.
TATTOO
January 31, 2001
What’s the tattoo on (Kansas University basketball player) Drew Gooden’s right arm supposed to be? From where I sit, I can’t tell. According to the folks at KU’s sports information office, it’s a “basketball with face, wearing a crown.”
Great Bend entrepreneur offers energy alternative
January 31, 2001
Put a little magnesium and zinc in a can. Add equal parts water and alcohol and let nature take its course.
Area briefs
January 31, 2001
24-year-old injured in possible assault Collision injures two Authorities still looking for owner of burned home Baker student’s paper wins top state award Revitalization campaign in Ottawa to kick off
Artist finishes his white rose
January 31, 2001
By Mike Shields Lawrence crop artist and landscape muralist Stan Herd is back from Cuba after completing his latest work: Rosa Blanca. The depiction of a white rose in a major Havana park pays tribute to Cuban patriot and poet Jose Marti, who died in 1895.
Special education’s costs put district in financial bind
January 31, 2001
By Tim Carpenter Chronic underfunding of special education by state and federal government jeopardizes the quality of education for all students in Lawrence public schools, the leader of the Lawrence school district says.
Shelter plans move eastward
Salvation Army eyes 15th and Haskell site
January 31, 2001
By Joel Mathis Salvation Army officials formally unveiled plans Tuesday to build a new church and homeless shelter at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue, drawing mixed reaction from prospective neighbors.
Jayhawks hope to turn it around tonight
January 31, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University women’s basketball coach Marian Washington never met Murphy, but she knows all about his law. The Jayhawks’ anything-that-can-go-wrong-has-gone-wrong season will resume tonight against Nebraska. Tipoff for KU-NU is 7:30 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse, with a live telecast available locally on cable channel 50.
Screen Actors Guild nominates year’s top performers
January 31, 2001
Five movies each grabbed three nominations Tuesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, leaving this year’s wide-open movie awards season as cloudy as ever. The Roman epic “Gladiator,” the rock ‘n’ roll memoir “Almost Famous,” the political drama “The Contender,” the French fairy tale “Chocolat” and the British dance flick “Billy Elliot” each took three nods.
Cowboys trying to cope
OSU players practice for first time since tragedy
January 31, 2001
Coach Eddie Sutton, hoping a positive can emerge from a tragedy, had his basketball team practicing for the first time since a plane crash killed two players and eight other members of Oklahoma State’s traveling party. Then he sat and talked with the media Tuesday about how he and his players are handling the aftermath of the crash Saturday in Colorado.
Bruins cruise past Blues, 5-1
Tampa Bay halts 10-game losing streak with victory over Florida
January 31, 2001
P.J. Axelsson broke out of his scoring slump on cue.
1-31 STEVE MACELI PROFILE
January 31, 2001
An educated palate … Longtime graduate student makes jump from classroom to culinary world
BUSINESS BRIEFCASE FOR WEDNESDAY
January 31, 2001
MARKETS Blue chips draw
GOVERNOR SENDS CREW TO HELP FIX GAS LEAKS –- STATE OF EMERGENCY LEADS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO HEAD TO HUTCHISON
January 31, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com The state of emergency in Hutchinson takes precedence over a Kansas Geological Survey project for the U.S. Army, Gov. Bill Graves decided Tuesday.
BIRTHS
January 31, 2001
* George and Katie Boomer, Lawrence, a girl, Monday. * Crystal Arb, Lawrence, a girl, Monday.
DEE STANSELL OBITUARY
January 31, 2001
Dee Stansell Services for Dee Stansell, 77, rural Valley Falls, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.
CLOSE
January 31, 2001
Dow Industrials +179.01, 10,881.20
HINRICH TAKES LOSS HARD/NOTES
January 31, 2001
gbedore@ljworld.com Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams takes losses hard.
LEGAL COMMUNITY REACTS TO APPARENT SUICIDE
January 31, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com www.kscourts.org/kscases/supct/2001/20010126/84994.htm
SE4-MONEY SIDEBAR
January 31, 2001
The Lawrence district’s special-education budget has increased 31 percent, or $2.85 million, in a five-year period. It’s climbed from $8.8 million in 1995-1996 to $11.6 million in 1999-2000 for an average annual increase of $560,000. Transportation costs associated with moving students with disabilities to and from school has grown by $200,000 in five years to $1.2 million.
CITY BLOTTER
January 31, 2001
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
76ers’ road streak ends
Carter plays just four minutes in Raptors’ win
January 31, 2001
The Philadelphia 76ers’ road winning streak is over, and the Toronto Raptors didn’t even need Vince Carter to end it.
Student ‘disgraced’ law school
Peer says calling voters with false information should be illegal
January 31, 2001
By Dave Ranney A third-year law student at Kansas University told a legislative panel Tuesday he and his peers are “basically outraged” that a fellow student was behind election eve phone calls aimed at confusing voters and keeping them from the polls.
District’s special-education budget: $11.6 million
January 31, 2001
The Lawrence district’s special-education budget has increased 31 percent, or $2.85 million, in a five-year period. It’s climbed from $8.8 million in 1995-1996 to $11.6 million in 1999-2000 for an average annual increase of $560,000.
Pioneers pop Lion girls
January 31, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Leavenworth controlled the opening tip and never trailed on Tuesday, rolling to a 66-47 nonleague girls basketball victory over Lawrence High in the Pioneers’ gym. The contest was a late addition to the schedule after both teams lost out on a game because of byes at last week’s Glacier’s Edge tournament in Emporia.
1-31 MACELI BREAKOUT
January 31, 2001
Catering to diners Steve Maceli’s catering business has a Web site where you can read his banquet menus and price list.
SALVATION ARMY MOVE PROMPTS CONCERN
January 31, 2001
jmathis@ljworld.com Salvation Army officials formally unveiled plans Tuesday to build a new church and homeless shelter at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue, drawing mixed reaction from prospective neighbors.
DOROTHY GERSHATER OBITUARY
January 31, 2001
Dorothy Gershater Services for Dorothy Gershater, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
National briefs
January 31, 2001
Federal budget surplus grows Campus attack thwarted 7th inmate executed in month
People
January 31, 2001
Suspension of law license preceded Monday tragedy
January 31, 2001
By Joel Mathis Dorothy Gershater’s troubled life and legal career came to an end Monday morning when she apparently entered her downtown Lawrence office, locked the door and shot herself. Gershater, 42, had just learned the Kansas Supreme Court was indefinitely suspending her from practicing law for misrepresenting herself during an earlier one-year suspension.
Governor sends crew to help fix gas leaks
Continuing emergency lands Geological Survey in Hutchinson
January 31, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state of emergency in Hutchinson takes precedence over a Kansas Geological Survey project for the U.S. Army, Gov. Bill Graves decided Tuesday. Graves ordered a team of scientists from the Lawrence-based Geological Survey to Hutchinson to help stabilize gas leaks that have led to explosions there.
Briefcase
January 31, 2001
Blue chips draw cautious investors E-shoppers unwrap smooth experience P&G profit rises Security experts find flaw in key software Sega to slash prices, abandon Dreamcast
A rebate approach to tax cuts
January 31, 2001
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group The endorsement delivered last week by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan makes it a virtual certainty that Congress will pass a major tax cut this year. Tax-cutting was a centerpiece of President Bush’s campaign and Democrats accept the concept, while disputing many of the specifics.
Haskell honor
January 31, 2001
Journal-World Editorial This week’s inauguration ceremonies for Haskell President Karen Swisher reflect the respect and expectations the Native Americans community have for the Lawrence school. The Native American culture is rich in traditions, some of which Lawrence residents are privileged to share through Haskell Indian Nations University.
SnoCore Icicle Ball gets Kansas City’s groove on
Galactic, with Col. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Lake Trout
January 31, 2001
By Michael Newman Words are imperfect tools for conveying the experience of a live musical performance. If the music was bad, failure to adequately annoy the artist’s fans isn’t exactly a tragedy. But when the music was as superb as it was Monday night for the SnoCore Icicle Ball at Kansas City’s Uptown Theatre, the inability to translate the experience into reportage can be, if not tragic, unfortunate.
TWO WOMEN, SAME STORY ABOUT KDHR
January 31, 2001
srothschild@ljworld.com Topeka — The state agency charged with enforcing labor law — including laws governing workplace discrimination — is facing discrimination charges from two of its own former directors.
DFGDFGFDGFD ––— 20 INCHES (WITH BOXES)
January 31, 2001
lchronister@ljworld.com Oskaloosa — It might not have been pretty, but Eudora coach Chad Eshbaugh will take the 47-44 victory over Oskaloosa on Tuesday night.
AREA GIRLS ROUNDUP
January 31, 2001
Kansas City — Coming off a win at Wellsville’s Top Gun Tournament, Ottawa’s girls basketball team remained top rate. The Cyclones, who won the tournament title, cruised to their ninth straight victory, 68-47, on Tuesday night at Kansas City Ward. Ottawa, now 12-1, is ranked fourth in Class 4A.
LAWRENCE-LEAVENWORTH BOYS BOX
January 31, 2001
Leavenworth 57, Lawrence 50 LAWRENCE (50)
S BASKETBALL JUMP
January 31, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C KU’s only victories in the last nine games.
World briefs
January 31, 2001
Barak hopeful for peace agreement Sinn Fein sanctions ruled illegal NATO peacekeepers, Kosovo Albanians clash
Point guard Hinrich finds losing tough to take
January 31, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams takes losses hard. So does his gritty point guard, Kirk Hinrich. Hinrich, KU’s sophomore floor leader from Iowa City, Iowa, seemed a bit surprised when asked if it might actually be a “good loss” for the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks (17-2, 6-1), who had won 10 in a row, including seven double-digit victories.
Charges leveled against agency
Former female directors accuse KDHR of sexual harassment
January 31, 2001
By Scott Rothschild The state agency charged with enforcing labor law including laws governing workplace discrimination is facing discrimination charges from two of its own former directors. Heather Whitley, a former division director at the Kansas Department of Human Resources, is claiming she was a victim of sexual discrimination at the hands of the agency’s top officials.
Soap operas give fans show insights
January 31, 2001
What are daytime dramas doing to attract attention? How about an easier question, like, how many bubbles are on a bar of soap?
Mother who left family behind shares her regrets
January 31, 2001
Horoscopes
January 31, 2001
WEDNESDAY DATEBOOK
January 31, 2001
TODAY 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Flu shots, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 200 Maine, 843-0721.
LHS BOYS JUMP TO 6C
January 31, 2001
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1C dunk. “You’re one of the leaders on the team. When they pass in to me, I’m expected to get job the done. Luckily I got it done and we got the W.”
LOCAL BRIEFS
January 31, 2001
HINU men clipped Salina — Haskell Indian Nations University almost broke the century mark, but was defeated by Kansas Wesleyan, 101-96, in men’s basketball Tuesday night. HINU had five players in double-figures — Jason Smith (25), Steve Grounds (23), Allen KnowsGun (14), Michael King (10) and Rueben Littlehead (10).
LAW SCHOOL ––— PEER SAYS CALLING VOTERS WITH FALSE INFORMATION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL
January 31, 2001
dranney@ljworld.com A third-year law student at Kansas University told a legislative panel Tuesday that he and his peers are “basically outraged” that a fellow student was behind last year’s election eve telephone calls aimed at confusing voters and keeping them from the polls.
WED TV CUTLINE
January 31, 2001
GERARD BUTLER PLAYS the title role in USA’s two-part “Attila,” which concludes tonight at 8 p.m.
SE4-MONEY
January 31, 2001
Chronic underfunding of special education by state and federal government jeopardizes the quality of education for all students in Lawrence public schools, the leader of the Lawrence school district says. Supt. Randy Weseman said decades of woeful support threatens the academic future of the district’s 10,329 students — not just 1,500 with an identified disability. In the last school year, the district spent $11.6 million on special education. The annual shortfall from federal and state sources has grown to $3.6 million — enough to buy more than 1,000 computers or build half an elementary school.
National briefs
January 31, 2001
Dogs maul woman to death New state flag design wins Senate backing Mayor submits bill for speech preparation Military explosives cargo truck wrecks