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Administration defends lengthy review of al-Qaida threat
August 4, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 5:42 p.m.) The Bush administration said Sunday it moved as swiftly as possible to develop a plan on how to eliminate al-Qaida - a process that took eight months and wasn’t complete until one week before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Suicide attack in northern Israel and a shooting in Jerusalem mark day of Mideast carnage
August 4, 2002
(Updated Sunday at 5:41 p.m.) A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during the morning rush hour Sunday, killing himself and nine passengers on a day punctuated by violence from the rolling hills of the Galilee to Jerusalem’s Old City to the Mediterranean beach front.
Iraqi newspaper scoffs at Powell’s comments on Iraqi offer to meet U.N. weapons inspectors
August 4, 2002
(Web Posted Sunday at 7:07 a.m.) An influential Iraqi newspaper on Sunday criticized Secretary of State Colin Powell’s dismissal of an Iraqi offer to talk with the chief U.N. weapons inspector in Baghdad.
about QB
August 4, 2002
By David Mitchell Zach Dyer didn’t face much of a battle for playing time during spring football drills. He might not be so lucky this month. Dyer, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from Olathe South, passed for 460 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions as a part-time starter last fall when KU ranked last in the Big 12 Conference in scoring offense (16.5 points per game) and total offense (269.5 yards per game).
Students brace for price increase
August 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck A Kansas University education is going to cost more beginning this fall. Tuition rates increased 25.2 percent this year  from $77.75 to $97.35 per credit hour for an undergraduate student from Kansas. The Board of Regents approved the increase in June.
s pet project a hit with children
August 4, 2002
By Mike Miller Joseph Schmalz would like to be Lance Armstrong when he grows up. Mason Jupe and Cody DeFazio wouldn’t mind, either. Heck, Julianna Kaiser has designs on doing the same thing. That’s the great thing about cycling: When you’re a kid, it’s not gender-specific.
Voters guide
August 4, 2002
Kansas voters go to the polls Tuesday to select nominees in races in both Republican Party and Democratic Party primaries. Here’s a look at the players in the contested statewide and area races.
Urns commemorate 9-11 victims
Glass artist offers tribute to nation’s grief with unique exhibition
August 4, 2002
Glass artist William Morris didn’t set out to make a statement when he began creating a series of cremation urns. He didn’t even think he would mount an exhibition. The project was intensely personal.
Water, water everywhere but at a price
August 4, 2002
By Dave Barry The Miami Herald Gatorade is now making water. I know this because I saw a Gatorade commercial that asks the intriguing question: “What if Gatorade made water?” (Intriguing answer: Gatorade will charge you a dollar for a small bottle of it.)
Growing up
August 4, 2002
Allen takes place in Hall
August 4, 2002
Hail, hail, the now-Way Over The Hill Gang was mostly all here Saturday to witness the induction ceremony for George Allen, the Washington Redskins’ quirky, consumed and focused former head coach.
Shot clock focus of practice
August 4, 2002
In the second day of preparation for its European tour, the Big 12 men’s basketball all-star team practiced Saturday at the American Airlines Center, focusing on learning to play with the international 24-second shot clock.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 4, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several stations.
The Motley Fool
August 4, 2002
Name That Company Paychex checkup Pennies for my thought Good will 401(k) vs. Roth IRA
Springsteen shows his pensive side
August 4, 2002
“Familiar faces around me, laughter fills the air,” Bruce Springsteen sings at one point on “The Rising,” his first full-length studio album with the E Street Band since “Born in the USA.”
Bookstore
August 4, 2002
Starclocks and visions
Artist’s found-object works are ‘metaphors for life’
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles Imagine this: A room with a Mylar ceiling, space-age reflective insulation covering its walls and artwork using computer motherboards, clock wheels, gears and other discarded items mounted on chicken-wire columns or frames throughout the room.
Activities range from mud forts to historical lectures
August 4, 2002
Here is a rundown of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities, with presenters’ names and contact numbers.
Horoscopes
August 4, 2002
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August 4, 2002
By Mike Belt How do you describe typical students at Kansas University? Well, their dress is casual. A growing number of them are carrying handheld computers. And cell phones have become standard equipment.
s ties to Civil War
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence High School history and political science teacher Paul Stuewe said Civil War on the Western Frontier is not a celebration of Lawrence’s ties to the war between the North and the South.
wallets
August 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Michelle Jump has been talking to a lot of frustrated college students. The source of their chagrin: a shortage of moving trucks to haul their belongings from one apartment to another. It seems that back in March, when many Kansas University students were caught up in March Madness or partying their way through spring break, others were booking moving trucks in anticipation of this week.
d be nice to see Spurrier succeed
August 4, 2002
By Bill Mayer The conciliatory Dale Carnegie might have smacked him in the mouth, peaceful Mother Teresa might have rapped his knuckles with a ruler and lots of people would love to erase that smirk from his face.
Briefly
August 4, 2002
Philippines: Powell wraps up tour, praises terrorism fight Colombia: U.S. to patrol skies during inauguration Northern Ireland: Security concerns lead to mail carrier strike Haiti: Prison wall breached, 159 convicts escape Tokyo: Moderate earthquake jolts eastern Japan
Briefly
August 4, 2002
Iran: Saudi, Iranian officials seek Iraq’s compliance Las Vegas: Suspect shot, killed after robbery in casino Oregon: Firefighters register success in Illinois Valley Afghanistan: U.S. soldier faces charges for assault on detainee
s dead
August 4, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As the county fair comes to a close today, summer vacation is nearing the end as well. Unfortunately, the heat and drought are far from over. By now, many plants in the landscape are showing signs of the oppressive heat.
Wisconsin officials looking for links after curious deaths
Could chronic wasting disease have caused rare brain disorders in three deer hunters?
August 4, 2002
The wild game feasts were a fall ritual that drew outdoorsmen to the Waterhouse family cabin overlooking the Brule River, and filled the cedar-frame retreat with the aromas of partridge, Western elk, moose and Wisconsin white-tailed deer.
Juanita Nunez
August 4, 2002
Radke returns; KC falls
Rivas’ homer in 10th lifts Twins over Royals, 4-3
August 4, 2002
After two months on the sidelines, Brad Radke was more than ready to join his teammates in the pennant race. Luis Rivas homered with one out in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in Radke’s return from the disabled list.
Brown grass does not mean it’s dead
August 4, 2002
By Bruce Chladny As the county fair comes to a close today, summer vacation is nearing the end as well. Unfortunately, the heat and drought are far from over. By now, many plants in the landscape are showing signs of the oppressive heat.
Several buildings upgraded
August 4, 2002
By Terry Rombeck It’s hard to go to Kansas University’s campus without seeing a bulldozer or crane. The $500 million fund-raising drive by the KU Endowment Association has helped spur construction projects across campus, and it’s keeping KU officials busy.
Center helps KU students acclimate
August 4, 2002
By Mark Fagan Checklist for arriving on campus: Â Buy Jayhawk T-shirt. Â Meet roommate. Â Set up appointment with an academic adviser. And not necessarily in that order.
Artist documents fading lifestyle in her works
August 4, 2002
By Michael Newman Everybody has a story to tell, and Lawrence artist Lora Jost is listening. “The Experience of Farmers,” on display through Aug. 31 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, is her most recent effort to collect stories of a common theme and to convey emotions and points of view through her art.
Nablus searches continue
High-level talks expected this week between Palestinians, Israelis
August 4, 2002
Israeli soldiers pried open boarded-up shops and searched houses Saturday in Nablus, pressing their latest siege to root out militant cells Israel says are responsible for recent attacks.
State park earns prize of $1,000
August 4, 2002
In early May, more than 10,000 children and adults participated in Kansas Wildscape’s OK Kids Day. Events were conducted at 29 sites across the state, encompassing 120 outdoor activities, and more than 50 local sponsors.
Project praised
August 4, 2002
Training Camp Roundup: Pace waiting for new deal
But St. Louis lineman won’t consider holdout
August 4, 2002
Entering the last year of his contract, Orlando Pace didn’t travel the same rocky road as former St. Louis teammate Kevin Carter did two years ago. In 2000, Carter held out waiting for a new deal, and his career has not recovered. Pace arrived in training camp on time, and he’s going to let his agents and the team handle his future employment.
Costly delays
August 4, 2002
J-W Editorials The extended debate over the South Lawrence Trafficway has taken a toll on Lawrence Regardless of which route eventually is selected for the South Lawrence Trafficway, all parties involved in the years-long debate over the route should be ashamed by what this fight has cost taxpayers.
Area briefs
August 4, 2002
Public hearing scheduled for 2003 city budget Seniors should take hot-weather precautions Lawrence resident arrested after leading police on chase
Light punishment dished at ASU
Football player nets two-game suspension for firing shots into air
August 4, 2002
Danny Masaniai wasn’t allowed into a Tempe nightclub one night in May because of the clothes he was wearing. So he grabbed a .380 and fired six shots into the air. The shell casings landed in the parking lot outside the bar.
Made in the USA Foundation aims to save 165-year-old manufacturer
August 4, 2002
The Made in the USA Foundation spent years urging Americans to buy domestic goods as thousands of manufacturing jobs were exported overseas. Today it’s trying a new tactic. The nonprofit organization is leading an investment group to buy C.F. Hathaway, the nation’s last major manufacturer of domestically-sewn men’s dress shirts.
Report predicts boom in jobs for construction
August 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Knowing how to swing a hammer or use a drill could give you a step up in the northeast Kansas job market. The Kansas Department of Human Resources recently released its Occupational Outlook Report, which predicts which industries will grow and shrink through 2008.
Police officer still on the force after 60 years
August 4, 2002
More than 50 years after saving his partner’s life, 86-year-old police Lt. Andrew Anewenter is still on the job and he still gets teary-eyed when recalling that day. Anewenter said he and his partner were taking two “desperadoes” to the station, when one grabbed the other officer’s gun, put it to his stomach and told them they both were going to die.
Functioning banks of Victorian era are in demand
August 4, 2002
Mechanical banks were made to encourage children to save their pennies. Today, it would seem they should have saved the banks instead. These moving banks have been popular since they were first made in Victorian times. One of the most expensive and entertaining is called “Girl Skipping Rope.”
Experts offer tips to survive
August 4, 2002
By Kristin Callaway First-time college students are faced with an abundance of new experiences when they arrive at Kansas University. They have to decide where to hang out, who to hang out with and what, where and when to study.
Arts notes
August 4, 2002
KU alumni singing in opera productions Lawrence author elected to post Babcock Place plans writing, art events Psychic-healer to talk at Unity Temple
Briefly
August 4, 2002
North Carolina: Divers find skeleton in Civil War’s Monitor New York: Stockholder files suit against Martha Stewart North Carolina: 15-year-old charged with murder of soldier New York: Thunderstorm proves fatal for New Yorker Los Angeles: Coal miners sell rights to story to Disney San Francisco: Missing 12-year-old found with relatives
Rekindling history
Historians, re-enactors commemorate city’s ties to Civil War
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles Lawrence High School history and political science teacher Paul Stuewe said Civil War on the Western Frontier is not a celebration of Lawrence’s ties to the war between the North and the South.
Jost
August 4, 2002
Taiwan president talks up island’s independence
Beijing remains silent on controversial assertion
August 4, 2002
Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian cranked up the heat on his mainland rivals Saturday by declaring that China and Taiwan were separate countries and that the island should hold a referendum on independence.
N.Y. museum receives world-class works
Donation believed to be largest-ever gift of postwar American art
August 4, 2002
The Whitney Museum of American Art received a $200 million donation of world-class works by Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and 20 other acclaimed artists, believed to be the largest gift of postwar American art to any museum.
People
August 4, 2002
Elian’s surrogate mom moves on Hootie singer honored Health hinders Ross tour Magnate a bobble-heads star
American League Roundup: Mariners roll past Tribe
Martinez matches record for sacrifice flies
August 4, 2002
Edgar Martinez wasn’t aware that the record he tied even existed. Martinez matched the major league mark with three sacrifice flies and the Seattle Mariners won their sixth straight game, beating the Cleveland Indians, 12-4, Saturday.
Business briefs
August 4, 2002
First-time novelist hits it big
The Dive From Clausen’s Pier’ reaches best-seller list
August 4, 2002
Ann Packer is a soft-spoken, unassuming mother of two whose first novel is an engrossing tale of a 23-year-old Wisconsin woman whose fiance becomes paralyzed after diving into shallow water. Should she stay or should she go?
When choosing divorce lawyer, seek experience, information
August 4, 2002
Report predicts boom in jobs for construction
August 4, 2002
By Chad Lawhorn Knowing how to swing a hammer or use a drill could give you a step up in the northeast Kansas job market. The Kansas Department of Human Resources recently released its Occupational Outlook Report, which predicts which industries will grow and shrink through 2008.
whims
August 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Llamas must be born with a tolerance gene. At the Douglas County Free Fair on Saturday, 4-H’ers had the fluffy South American natives jumping through hoops, posing for photographs and dressing in skirts. But, judging from the animals’ mostly cooperative attitudes, they didn’t mind much.
Summer musings: Not too hot to think
August 4, 2002
By George Gurley I was watching the toy-like Cessnas and Piper Cubs come droning home, returning to the Vinland Aerodrome. They made their twilight turns and settled down beyond the trees, the way herons land lightly on our pond.
Quarterback Green tickled with newfound speed
August 4, 2002
The second day of practice between the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings might have been slower than the first, but the talk surrounding the Chiefs’ offense Saturday was all about speed.
Writing personally
Memoir should show many sides of subject
August 4, 2002
By Roger Martin On my first date with a woman back in 1990, she handed me a terrific books of essays titled “Against Joie de Vivre,” written by Phillip Lopate. Eventually, she and I married, but later divorced.
Renegades drop 2
August 4, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades dropped two games on Saturday at the Triple Crown World Series, but the 18-and-under traveling team survived pool play with a 1-3 record. The Renegades (28-17) will face the Kansas City Generals at 9:45 a.m. today.
Twins 5, Royals 4, 10 innings
August 4, 2002
The Minnesota Twins scored the winning run in the 10th inning on a bizarre play, with Corey Koskie being hit by a throw as he ran down the first-base line for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Florida ballot under fire
Democrats charge instructions will confuse voters
August 4, 2002
The ballot for the high-profile Democratic gubernatorial primary has confusing instructions that could cause the same problems that marked the 2000 presidential election, Democrats said Saturday.
9-11 rescuers reached site of jet crash
August 4, 2002
A tape of emergency radio transmissions on Sept. 11 shows that firefighters reached the burning 78th floor of the south tower where the jetliner sliced through, nearly 30 floors higher than officials had estimated.
7 charged in Chicago beating deaths
August 4, 2002
Authorities charged seven people Saturday with first-degree murder for the deaths of two men who were stomped and beaten with bricks and stones by a mob after a traffic accident.
Gore responds to Democratic critics
August 4, 2002
Al Gore, responding to Democratic critics of his emphasis on economic populism, denied he was anti-business and said fighting for the people rather than the powerful was the party’s mission.
Koreas agree to restart talks on reconciliation
August 4, 2002
North and South Korea agreed Sunday to restart high-level talks next week, getting their stalled reconciliation process back on track, according to a South Korean new report. The agreement, reached at three-day meeting at a North Korean mountain resort, called for the two sides to stage Cabinet-level talks Aug. 12-14 in Seoul, said YTN, an all-news cable network.
Vacationing Bush tosses gauntlet at Democrats
Don’t tinker with homeland security legislation, veto-threatening president says in speech
August 4, 2002
Both Presidents Bush, current and former, teamed for a daybreak round of golf on Saturday, then set out to sea in search of Republican campaign cash. At the start of his August getaway from Washington, the president also leveled a veto threat against Senate Democrats tinkering with his proposal for a Department of Homeland Security, and he issued Congress a long to-do list for when they, too, resume work in September.
Outdoors Briefs
August 4, 2002
‘Great Whale Hunt’ on tap at Wilson Lake Chapman wins $8,000 Omahans cat champs Night tournament State official honored
GOP feuding gives opening to Democrats
August 4, 2002
In Bob Dole’s home state, his fellow Republicans haven’t lost an open governor’s race in 66 years. But for just as long, those Republicans have been fighting each other. This year, the feuding has created a genuine opportunity for Democrats.
Russian connection may be difficult to ignore now
August 4, 2002
From the start of the Olympic figure skating scandal, the International Skating Union has steered clear of allegations of a conspiracy involving Russians. Now that may be impossible.
WNBA Roundup: L.A. halts Monarchs’ streak
August 4, 2002
Mwadi Mabika had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists Saturday as the Los Angeles Sparks snapped the Sacramento Monarchs’ franchise-record six-game winning streak with an 81-71 victory.
Prices sting procrastinators who plan last-minute move
Shortage of hauling equipment can dent desperate students’ wallets
August 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Michelle Jump has been talking to a lot of frustrated college students. The source of their chagrin: a shortage of moving trucks to haul their belongings from one apartment to another. It seems that back in March, when many Kansas University students were caught up in March Madness or partying their way through spring break, others were booking moving trucks in anticipation of this week.
MLS stars win shortened game
Fifteen minutes of first half cut to make time for halftime show
August 4, 2002
Well, they got the halftime show in. After a lightning storm caused a nearly one-hour delay, Major League Soccer eliminated the final 15 minutes of the first half of its All-Star game on Saturday for a concert by pop singer Paulina Rubio.
NHRA: Johnson’s streak ends
August 4, 2002
Six-time Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson failed to qualify Saturday for the FRAM-Autolite Nationals, ending a 15-year streak of 303 consecutive starts. Larry Dixon, John Force, Greg Anderson and Matt Hines wound up as the top qualifiers for the championship today at Infineon Raceway.
Busch Series: Biffle holds off Keller to win Kroger 200
August 4, 2002
Points leader Greg Biffle held off a late charge by Jason Keller during the final laps Saturday in the crash-filled Kroger 200 to win a battle between the top drivers in the NASCAR Busch Series.
Low turnout expected for primary
Official predicts weakest showing on record
August 4, 2002
Despite some close and heated statewide elections, a combination of national and state events will lead to record-low voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh predicted Friday. Thornburgh said the “rough-and-tumble legislative session” that ended in May and the long and confusing process of redrawing political boundaries left voters uninterested in the political process.
Jarrett wins race, but Harvick claims series title
August 4, 2002
Dale Jarrett went to the lead and never fell back in the final event of this year’s International Race of Champions series, and Kevin Harvick finished fifth Saturday to take the title.
Families sue for phonebook falsity
August 4, 2002
Two families are suing Feist Publications Inc. after their phone numbers were incorrectly listed under the category “Abortion Provider.” Errors in the Kansas City-area directory that Feist began distributing in June also include the listing of a legal consultant as a pet groomer.
Suspects sentenced in DeSoto slaying
August 4, 2002
Two brothers have been sentenced for their role in the slaying of a DeSoto woman who was targeted after she reported an earlier assault. Prosecutors said Juan Crutchfield, 23, planned and arranged the killing of Melanie S. Oliver as she slept last September. He was sentenced Friday to life in prison. He must serve 25 years before he can seek parole.
BOW has openings
August 4, 2002
Openings remain for the fall Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop. BOW is for women who might be interested in hunting, fishing or other outdoors activities, but don’t know where to begin.
Winston Cup: Stewart snares record Brickyard pole
August 4, 2002
Tony Stewart beat the heat and the rest of the field Saturday, winning the pole for the Brickyard 400 with a record qualifying lap. The Indiana native sat in the window of his Joe Gibbs Pontiac and pumped his fists in the air, taking in the booming cheers of the partisan crowd of about 30,000.
Redskins roll in American Bowl
August 4, 2002
Steve Spurrier’s first NFL exhibition game had a Florida-type result. The Washington Redskins threw early and often and won by more than four touchdowns, just as Spurrier’s Fun ‘N Gun Gators used to do, in a 38-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night in the American Bowl.
Summer musings: Not too hot to think
August 4, 2002
By George Gurley I was watching the toy-like Cessnas and Piper Cubs come droning home, returning to the Vinland Aerodrome. They made their twilight turns and settled down beyond the trees, the way herons land lightly on our pond.
Class of ‘98 disappointing
Three of top five picks out of league
August 4, 2002
What does it say that three of the first five players selected in the 1998 NFL draft are already out of football? “It says we’re all nuts,” Arizona coach Dave McGinnis said.
What happens after Saddam?
August 4, 2002
By Trudy Rubin Knight Ridder Newspapers One of the most appealing arguments for ousting Saddam Hussein is that it would change the course of Mideast politics. A post-Saddam Iraq, so the argument goes, would be pro-Western and focus on modernizing an oil-rich country. (This in addition to eliminating Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.)
Valid dissent
August 4, 2002
Museum plea
August 4, 2002
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 4, 2002
Commish expreses gloom
August 4, 2002
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig wouldn’t say whether a strike would be worth the cost to owners if the sport emerged with a new economic system. Players and owners face a key week at the bargaining table, with the union threatening to set a strike date as early as Aug. 12.
Partisanship driving congressional agenda
August 4, 2002
By David Broder Washington Post Writers Group With Congress on its August break, it is possible to step back and note the distinguishing features of this session. The record of legislative achievement is decidedly mixed with notable successes in response to the terrorist attacks and notable failures on matters from prescription drug benefits to budgetary discipline. The mixed record is what one might expect, given the narrowness of the party majorities and the division between a Republican House of Representatives and a Democratic Senate.
Angels, outfielder Erstad agree on four-year extension
New deal in season ‘aberration,’ general manager says
August 4, 2002
Center fielder Darin Erstad and the Anaheim Angels agreed Saturday on a four-year contract extension worth $32 million. “It happened very quickly,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. “I sat down with Darin after the Saturday game up in Seattle and said, ‘Hey, if you have an interest, we have an interest.’ Our concerns are the same. We don’t want it to become a distraction.”
National League Roundup: Braves win battle of division leaders
Jones hits pair of two-run homers as Atlanta flogs Cardinals, 6-1
August 4, 2002
When it comes to power, Chipper Jones is having an off year. Try telling that to the St. Louis Cardinals. Jones hit a pair of two-run homers Saturday to back the strong pitching of Jason Marquis, carrying the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals in a matchup of NL division leaders.
Longtime patron sees lull in festival turnout
August 4, 2002
By Michelle Burhenn Bob Klinkenberg hasn’t missed any of the McLouth Threshing Bee steam engine shows. But after attending 45 shows, Klinkenberg, 74, of Tonganoxie, said he missed having to fight with 20,000 people for parking years ago. “I can see the end coming,” he said. “It’s kind of sad.”
Lawrence commuter report
August 4, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
Phyllis K. Siefker
August 4, 2002
William Lawrence Davis
August 4, 2002
William ‘Eric’ Lienhard
August 4, 2002
Steven D. Belles
August 4, 2002
It’d be nice to see Spurrier succeed
August 4, 2002
By Bill Mayer The conciliatory Dale Carnegie might have smacked him in the mouth, peaceful Mother Teresa might have rapped his knuckles with a ruler and lots of people would love to erase that smirk from his face.
On the record
August 4, 2002
Savvy deer hunters always plan ahead
August 4, 2002
Near 100-degree temperatures accompanied by humidity might not excite many deer hunters, but this is one of the best times of the year for me. As with a long canoe journey, preparing for the deer season requires a lot of planning unless you are satisfied with just going out to your deer lease, sitting in the same blind you’ve hunted in for years and taking your chances that a big buck will come along.
Farm aid bill unresolved until fall
August 4, 2002
The Senate Agriculture Committee didn’t agree on a farm aid bill after discussions last week, leaving the business unfinished as the panel prepares to take August off. That means that a $2.9 billion aid package proposed by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., will remain one of several possible disaster-relief bills floating around Washington this month while lawmakers work in their home areas.
Local briefs
August 4, 2002
Enthusiasts demonstrate uses, wonder of radio Community help: Lemonade stand funds to benefit family’s child
Unheralded Barlow leads
Big names primed to battle for International title today
August 4, 2002
Moments after seizing the third-round lead in The International on Saturday, Craig Barlow could already hear the footsteps. Mark Brooks, Sergio Garcia, Greg Norman and British Open champion Ernie Els were among the heavy hitters poised to catch the unheralded Barlow in today’s final round. And he knew it.
Bledsoe’s digs on blocks
August 4, 2002
Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe has put his 11,000-square foot, 20-room home in Medfield on the market for just under $9 million. Bledsoe, 30, was traded to the Buffalo Bills in April after a nine-year career with the Patriots.
King: Florida next Vegas
August 4, 2002
Don King, the bushy-haired boxing promoter who lives in a nearby oceanfront estate, said he would make South Florida the next Vegas when he completes a boxing arena and entertainment complex in the spring.
Llamas cooperate with 4-H’ers’ whims
August 4, 2002
By Mindie Paget Llamas must be born with a tolerance gene. At the Douglas County Free Fair on Saturday, 4-H’ers had the fluffy South American natives jumping through hoops, posing for photographs and dressing in skirts. But, judging from the animals’ mostly cooperative attitudes, they didn’t mind much.
Bucs fans face frisking
August 4, 2002
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to tighten security at Raymond James Stadium, including frisking all game-day visitors. The team’s request to pat-down fans, vendors, players and media is part of a package of enhanced security measures recommended by the NFL, team spokesman Jeff Kamis said.
Praeger’s funds raise eyebrows
Opponents questioning candidate’s campaign contributions from insurance industry
August 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The companies inside a modern-style office building in downtown Topeka have been good to state Sen. Sandy Praeger in her bid to become the state’s next insurance commissioner. Thousands of dollars in campaign contributions have poured into the Lawrence Republican’s coffers from AmerUS Annuity Group, related companies and their executives, according to campaign finance reports. The companies, which sell various types of insurance, are regulated by the insurance department.
Ceremony replete with cheers, tears
August 4, 2002
Jim Kelly never walked off a football field holding his son’s hand. He never got to play catch with Hunter or take him camping or fishing. But Kelly’s 5-year-old son gave him something much more special: A hero.
Camp encourages autistic youths
Program develops children’s abilities through outdoor fun, social-skills classes
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles Ten-year-old Ben Berlin and 9-year-old Andrew Ellis looked like they were having the time of their lives. Ben jumped from a diving board into the pool’s cool water while Andrew peered through his goggles and turned somersaults beneath the surface. At poolside, the staff at Camp Determination smiled and yelled cheers of encouragement to the youngsters, all of whom were diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Briefcase
August 4, 2002
Americans don’t want common currency Survey: Workers losing trust in senior management Motley Fool: Name that company
Outspoken for kids
Local cyclist’s pet project a hit with children
August 4, 2002
By Mike Miller Joseph Schmalz would like to be Lance Armstrong when he grows up. Mason Jupe and Cody DeFazio wouldn’t mind, either. Heck, Julianna Kaiser has designs on doing the same thing. That’s the great thing about cycling: When you’re a kid, it’s not gender-specific.
A break down of the numbers
August 4, 2002
The Kansas Department of Human Resources has predicted job growth rates in the Northeast Kansas region from 1998 to 2008. The northeast region of Kansas includes the following counties: Atchison, Brown, Clay, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Washington.
When choosing CDs, there’s more to consider than just the rate
August 4, 2002
At 86, I prefer to put my money in certificates of deposit at my bank. Which would be better for the $10,000 I need to invest now: a 12-month CD paying 3.15 percent or an 18-month CD paying 3.45 percent?
Gardening plausible with accommodations
August 4, 2002
My aunt has always been a dedicated gardener. We ate from the abundance of her vegetable garden when we were kids and always enjoyed the summer bouquets that graced her table.
Golf memorabilia takes over collector’s home
August 4, 2002
Join “Home and Away” host Cathy Hamilton, right, for an encore presentation from the “Collectors and Their Collections” series.
The great divide
Daylilies, irises need separating so they can spread their roots
August 4, 2002
By Carol Boncella These dog days of summer are no excuse to let the garden fend for itself. Despite August heat, our flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and lawn require our attention. Dedicated gardeners know that planning, planting and fertilizing are needed. Fortunately, we can pace ourselves and take it slowly.
A grape now and then likely won’t hurt canine
August 4, 2002
My aunt lives in Dallas and recently told me about an article that you wrote that said dogs should not eat grapes. Can you please let me know if this is true and to what extent. How many grapes would my dog need to eat for there to be a problem? I have a grapevine that is just starting to produce growing on my dogs’ kennel.
Missouri dachshund is top dog at Woodlands
August 4, 2002
By Jessica Tims The greyhounds of the Woodlands had to share the track with their shorter, less graceful cousins the dachshunds a week ago, marking the ninth running of the Wiener Dog Nationals at the track.
Fashion briefs
August 4, 2002
Don’t toss the clothes; trends often return Spa club helps ease runners’ feet Feminine look includes florals, ruffles
Retailers market low-rise pants to young men
August 4, 2002
A guy shopping for a pair of basic jeans this fall might think he’s stumbled into the women’s department. Retailers and clothing manufacturers including Levi Strauss & Co. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. are focusing on a trendier look for young men, including low-rise jeans that hug the hips similar to the pants that a year ago became a must-have style for teen girls and young women.
Lincoln Center president aims to raise $1 billion
August 4, 2002
After much upheaval, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has a new president who promises to help raise $1 billion as the world’s biggest arts complex is renovated over the next 10 years.
Exhibits share futuristic views
August 4, 2002
“Garden of Isis Starclock,” an installation by Lawrence artist Mri Pilar, will be displayed Friday through Sept. 20 at the Deeble House, 126 S. Fairview, Lucas.
Everything is Illuminated’ dishes drama
August 4, 2002
The premise of a young Jewish man traveling to the Ukraine in search of the woman rumored to have saved his grandfather from the Nazis is one that could easily slip into the maudlin or the melodramatic.
KU professor edits book on Kansas poet
August 4, 2002
A Kansas University professor has edited a new collection of poems by Frank Marshall Davis, a native Kansan recognized by journalism historians for his work in Chicago, Atlanta and Honolulu.
New stamp recognizes humorist Ogden Nash
August 4, 2002
Ogden Nash, satirist and man of wit, is recognized as one of the most accomplished writers of verse in the 20th century. The U.S. Postal Service gives Nash further recognition with a new 37-cent stamp the 18th in the Literary Arts Series.
What are you reading?
August 4, 2002
Inflammation tops cholesterol as heart risk
August 4, 2002
Worse than cholesterol? Hard to believe, perhaps, but the top health concern of millions of Americans is about to be trumped by what doctors say is an even bigger trigger of heart attacks. The condition is low-grade inflammation, which may originate in a variety of unlikely places throughout the body, including excess fat. New federal recommendations are being written that will urge doctors to test millions of middle-aged Americans for it.
Pioneer pilot still flies at 96
Barnstormer outlasts airline that hired him
August 4, 2002
John Miller taught himself to fly in 1923. A high school youth crazy about the freewheeling, barrel-rolling world of aviation, he inherited a rickety World War I-era biplane from a traveling barnstormer as thanks for a summer of mechanical work.
Travel briefs
August 4, 2002
Top 10 beaches Hot deal in New York Amsterdam airport offers Dutch treat
Wander off beaten path in St. Louis
Beyond the well-known attractions lies trove of hidden treasures
August 4, 2002
You’ve been to this city before. You’ve been to the Gateway Arch, the Zoo and Busch Stadium. You think you’ve done St. Louis? Not necessarily. Just ask Steven Fitzpatrick Smith. The 29-year-old has become an activist of sorts for his adopted home.
Down on the family farm
Artist documents fading lifestyle in her works
August 4, 2002
By Michael Newman Everybody has a story to tell, and Lawrence artist Lora Jost is listening. “The Experience of Farmers,” on display through Aug. 31 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, is her most recent effort to collect stories of a common theme and to convey emotions and points of view through her art.
s on, but will relocate in 2003
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles The Lawrence Indian Arts Show may be moving to a new location after this year. For years, the show has been in the Museum of Anthropology at Kansas University. But in June, KU officials announced that budget cuts would force the museum to close sometime after the Indian Arts Show’s run this fall.
Missouri dachshund is top dog at Woodlands
August 4, 2002
By Jessica Tims The greyhounds of the Woodlands had to share the track with their shorter, less graceful cousins  the dachshunds  a week ago, marking the ninth running of the Wiener Dog Nationals at the track.
Daylilies, irises need separating so they can spread their roots
August 4, 2002
By Carol Boncella These dog days of summer are no excuse to let the garden fend for itself. Despite August heat, our flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and lawn require our attention. Dedicated gardeners know that planning, planting and fertilizing are needed. Fortunately, we can pace ourselves and take it slowly.
s abilities through outdoor fun, social-skills classes
August 4, 2002
By Jan Biles Ten-year-old Ben Berlin and 9-year-old Andrew Ellis looked like they were having the time of their lives. Ben jumped from a diving board into the pool’s cool water while Andrew peered through his goggles and turned somersaults beneath the surface. At poolside, the staff at Camp Determination smiled and yelled cheers of encouragement to the youngsters, all of whom were diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
s campaign contributions from insurance industry
August 4, 2002
By Scott Rothschild The companies inside a modern-style office building in downtown Topeka have been good to state Sen. Sandy Praeger in her bid to become the state’s next insurance commissioner. Thousands of dollars in campaign contributions have poured into the Lawrence Republican’s coffers from AmerUS Annuity Group, related companies and their executives, according to campaign finance reports. The companies, which sell various types of insurance, are regulated by the insurance department.
Shot clock focus of practice
August 4, 2002
In the second day of preparation for its European tour, the Big 12 men’s basketball all-star team practiced Saturday at the American Airlines Center, focusing on learning to play with the international 24-second shot clock.
Renegades drop 2
August 4, 2002
The Lawrence Renegades dropped two games on Saturday at the Triple Crown World Series, but the 18-and-under traveling team survived pool play with a 1-3 record. The Renegades (28-17) will face the Kansas City Generals at 9:45 a.m. today.