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December 29, 2002
No, Jere McElhaney isn’t trying to build anything on his 10-acre hayfield south of Lone Star Lake. And just because he used bulldozers to make erosion-slowing terraces, don’t go trying to tell him the patch is worth the $22,120 Douglas County says it is.
A reading list to aid global understanding
December 29, 2002
Throughout this rapidly fleeing year, ominous headlines played tag with history. The looming hell fires of war, along with their antecedents and consequences, singed readers daily. And war was the stuff of a number of standout histories published in 2002, a year that was kinder to analysts of foreign affairs than to those of the stock market.
Comfrey isn’t good for cats
December 29, 2002
I have heard that the herb comfrey might be toxic to pets. I prefer to use herbs instead of traditional medications when possible, but I don’t want to give my cat something that can hurt her. What are your thoughts?
USC enjoys pre-Orange ‘Juice’ visit
December 29, 2002
For the first time in more than eight years, O.J. Simpson attended a USC football practice Saturday, mingling and chatting with players, giving some of them autographs and posing for pictures with others.
Lundy, Virginia race past WVU
December 29, 2002
Wali Lundy spent most of his life chasing Avon Cobourne. In their first head-to-head meeting, he finally passed him.
Chair exercise combats chronic joint pain
December 29, 2002
Although she has had crippling rheumatoid arthritis for more than 40 years, Maria Johnson doesn’t like to focus on her disease. Her hands are misshapen, and her left shoulder movement is limited, but she stays upbeat.
Do-it-yourselfers should consider these resolutions
December 29, 2002
I’m one of those people who make New Year’s resolutions. Dutifully, I count off the improvements I want to make in — my lifestyle, my home and my garden. I am not very good at remembering in December what I had resolved to do at the beginning of the year.
Betty Jane Davis
December 29, 2002
Pinocchio puzzle
Scholar pieces together fragments of evolving puppet-turns-boy tale
December 29, 2002
Consider Pinocchio’s strange journey. Carved from a piece of wood in 1881, he has been hoodwinked, knocked around, swallowed by a giant fish, given a cuddly makeover by Disney and re-created as everything from a college professor to a space traveler. Even now, comedian Roberto Benigni is adding his own twist to the classic character in a new movie.
Legislature enjoys exemption from state open meetings law
December 29, 2002
Republican leaders needed to know whether senators would support immediate spending cuts to deal with a budget crisis that still persists.
Briefly
December 29, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Saudis bend on U.S. missions launched from kingdom ¢ New York: Navy ship to incorporate salvaged steel from WTC ¢ Tokyo: Emperor Akihito diagnosed with prostate cancer ¢ Sudan: Newspaper ordered closed by government authorities
Briefly
December 29, 2002
¢ Yemen: Politician assassinated at party congress ¢ Jerusalem: 9-year-old killed in Gaza Strip violence ¢ Beijing: China jails 8 more Falun Gong members ¢ Venezuela: Foreign oil shipment arrives; strike continues
Briefly
December 29, 2002
¢ Houston: 71-vehicle pileup blamed on dense fog ¢ California: Oil tanker owner settles spill lawsuit ¢ Arkansas: Christmas tree fire kills 5 family members ¢ New York: Slain paratrooper mourned, laid to rest
National Zoo’s newest attraction sticks her neck out in debut
December 29, 2002
Malaika, the National Zoo’s latest debutante, acted like the coy young female she is: She batted her thick eyelashes, she swayed her long, sinuous neck, and she preened about in her plush, cinnamon-colored coat with its white striped accents.
President, Democrats trade jabs on jobless
Both sides vow renewal of unemployment benefits
December 29, 2002
President Bush and the opposition Democrats each vowed Saturday to renew unemployment benefits as nearly 800,000 jobless Americans were cut off from federal assistance.
Iraq gives scientist list to U.N.
December 29, 2002
Iraq delivered a list to United Nations officials Saturday naming more than 500 scientists who have worked on nuclear, chemical, biological and missile programs, a U.N. official said.
2002 ushers in highs, lows in area
December 29, 2002
Here’s a month-by-month look at the events that, for us, shaped 2002.
Braun: Bears doomed by 42-24 deficit in first half
December 29, 2002
In college basketball, there are no mulligans. “Is Roy Williams still here?” California coach Ben Braun quipped following the Golden Bears’ 80-67 loss to Kansas University. “I was going to ask Roy if we could play the first half over.”
Some retirees can’t afford to ignore their tax-free retirement funds
December 29, 2002
If you are one of the fortunate retirees who does not yet need money from your individual retirement account or 401(k), congratulations.
Bowling: Jayhawks win tournament
December 29, 2002
Kansas University’s men’s bowling team defended its title in the Colgate Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. KU had a pinfall of 10,390 to finish ahead of Saginaw Valley (9,816) and San Jose State (9,588) in the 38-team field.
Cal coach wanted do-over
Braun: Bears doomed by 42-24 deficit in first half
December 29, 2002
In college basketball, there are no mulligans. “Is Roy Williams still here?” California coach Ben Braun quipped following the Golden Bears’ 80-67 loss to Kansas University. “I was going to ask Roy if we could play the first half over.”
Hunting continues to lure more women
Number of men has dropped 7 percent, but females are up 11 percent
December 29, 2002
It was mid-September on the Canadian tundra, 200 miles below the Arctic Circle, the last night of hunting for the group of six women Janet Nyce had organized to go after caribou.
Notebook: Langford plays despite broken nose
December 29, 2002
Keith Langford wasn’t about to wear one of those spooky hockey masks to protect his broken nose on Saturday at the Arena in Oakland.
Ascent of Eli Israel’ takes readers into land of conflict
December 29, 2002
Jon Papernick arrived in Israel on Nov. 4, 1995, the day its dovish Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Jewish extremist.
People
December 29, 2002
¢ Stunt nose not necessary ¢ ‘Bad boy’ graceful under pressure ¢ Treat grandma with respect ¢ Comedian’s heart at ground zero
BEST (or worst) ideas
December 29, 2002
Committees looking for ways to balance the state budget have come up with some good and not-so-good suggestions.
Jayhawks inspired by fans of Raiders
December 29, 2002
It took Kansas University’s team bus a long time to inch its way through thousands of Oakland Raiders fans tailgating in the Oakland Coliseum/Arena in Oakland parking lot Saturday morning.
Hallman lifts KU women to fifth win - Kansas 83, IUPUI 61
December 29, 2002
As one of the point guards for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, Erica Hallman might have experienced a slice of heaven on Saturday.
Do-it-yourselfers should consider these resolutions
December 29, 2002
I’m one of those people who make New Year’s resolutions. Dutifully, I count off the improvements I want to make in — my lifestyle, my home and my garden. I am not very good at remembering in December what I had resolved to do at the beginning of the year.
What was the top local/state story of 2002?
December 29, 2002
Here are the top stories of the year as selected by the Journal-World, World Online and 6News editors. Now is your opportunity to choose which story you think was the top story of 2002. The Journal-World will run a list of its top stories on New Year’s Day and a list of readers’ top stories next weekend.
KU clobbers Cal - Kansas 80, California 67
Jayhawks inspired by fans of Raiders
December 29, 2002
It took Kansas University’s team bus a long time to inch its way through thousands of Oakland Raiders fans tailgating in the Oakland Coliseum/Arena in Oakland parking lot Saturday morning.
Chiefs’ hopes drowned
Oakland slogs way to 24-0 victory
December 29, 2002
The Oakland Raiders worked their “bad weather plan” to near perfection. They just ran and ran and ran.
Miles’ ‘huge game’ helps Kansas starters shine
December 29, 2002
Now I know perhaps the real reason Drew Gooden turned pro after his junior season at Kansas University. By opting for the NBA, Gooden will have two homecoming games in the Arena in Oakland instead of one.
Step right up, and pound a nail into your nose
Specialty school teaches freaky tricks of sideshow trade
December 29, 2002
Adam Rinn was stumped by his homework. Sitting before class with his teacher, Rinn explained his frustration. “The smaller nails go all the way in my nose,” said Rinn, hefting a large, pointy spike in one hand as his instructor nodded patiently. “But the larger ones — no.”
Top 25 Roundup: Big Ten tumbles
No. 7 Illinois, No. 10 Indiana both upended
December 29, 2002
Seventh-ranked Illinois got an unpleasant surprise in the second half. “We lost the game in the first five minutes of the second half,” Illinois coach Bill Self said after the Fighting Illini fell, 77-74, to Memphis on Saturday.
Big 12 Roundup: No. 16 Mississippi State jolts No. 5 Oklahoma, 54-45
Texas Tech holds off Minnesota, 99-89 in overtime, in Knight’s return to Big Ten
December 29, 2002
Mario Austin didn’t have his usual game, but he had just enough. Austin scored 18 points as No. 16 Mississippi State shocked No. 5 Oklahoma, 54-45, Saturday in the Sugar Bowl Classic.
Big 12 Women: LSU passes test against Texas
December 29, 2002
Second-ranked LSU passed its first big test of the season with an easy win Saturday. Aiysha Smith scored 19 points and DeTrina White added 16 as the Tigers beat No. 15 Texas, 76-58.
Ordinary folks customizing their clothes
December 29, 2002
You might have heard that the logo look is over. Not true. The new take on wearing a monogram or any other identifiable mark on your sleeve, ankle or elsewhere, though, is to forgo the initials of a fancy Frenchman and use your own instead.
Fiesta Bowl squads lucky, too
December 29, 2002
Miami and Ohio State have perfect records for the same reasons: Both are not only good, they’re lucky.
Badgers shock Buffs
Allen’s field goal makes difference in overtime
December 29, 2002
Mike Allen kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime, sending Wisconsin to a 31-28 win over No. 14 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night.
Lawrence City commission
December 29, 2002
Agenda highlights ¢ 3 p.m. Monday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25
Dead language’ seeing revival
December 29, 2002
Latin isn’t dead. It’s not even on life support. “We’re doing everything we can to make it living,” said Tara Welch, assistant professor of classical languages at Kansas University. “It’s very vibrant.”
seeing revival
December 29, 2002
Latin isn’t dead. It’s not even on life support. “We’re doing everything we can to make it living,” said Tara Welch, assistant professor of classical languages at Kansas University. “It’s very vibrant.”
murderers
December 29, 2002
Perry Smith and Dick Hickock swung from the gallows long ago. Truman Capote, the author whose best-selling book “In Cold Blood” immortalized the brutally murderous pair, also has died.
helps Kansas starters shine
December 29, 2002
Now I know perhaps the real reason Drew Gooden turned pro after his junior season at Kansas University. By opting for the NBA, Gooden will have two homecoming games in the Arena in Oakland instead of one.
The Motley Fool
December 29, 2002
¢ Name That Company ¢ Multiple matters ¢ AO-Hell ¢ Levitt speaks
Closer to God
Andean Peru’s majesty will give your heart pause
December 29, 2002
As a winding road takes us higher and higher into the Andes on a car trip that feels as if we’re on our way to visit the heavens, a soft pang knocks at my forehead and a tight heaviness grips my stomach.
Horoscopes
December 29, 2002
Business briefs
December 29, 2002
Pitino, Cardinals club Wildcats - Louisville 81, No. 14 Kentucky 63
December 29, 2002
If Rick Pitino took any extra satisfaction from his new team beating his old team, he barely showed it.
Bookstore
December 29, 2002
Notebook: Langford plays despite broken nose
December 29, 2002
Keith Langford wasn’t about to wear one of those spooky hockey masks to protect his broken nose on Saturday at the Arena in Oakland.
Hallman lifts KU women to fifth win - Kansas 83, IUPUI 61
December 29, 2002
As one of the point guards for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, Erica Hallman might have experienced a slice of heaven on Saturday.
Arts notes
December 29, 2002
¢ Exhibit to showcase ‘Savage Ancient World’ ¢ Heartland Theatre stages ‘The Dinner Party’ ¢ Blues Society sponsors two January concerts ¢ Lyrikids take on ‘Mystery on the Docks’
t make intersection safe, officials say
December 29, 2002
New flashing lights are warning drivers about a dangerous intersection along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence. But the lights — installed on signs approaching the turn onto Wells Overlook Road — are no substitute for building a freeway to handle the 10,000 vehicles that squeeze through the area each day, officials say.
Year in review: 2002 in Lawrence marked by both good, bad
December 29, 2002
There were dramatic firsts and lasts. There were some pitfalls and some pit bulls. Dead birds mattered more. Doors swung open. Doors swung shut.
s cars
December 29, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be getting nine new patrol cars for the new year, despite concerns about the vehicles’ $150,000 cost as the county grapples with a $1.8 million budget hole.
Briefcase
December 29, 2002
¢ Workplace: New job near top of list of New Year’s resolutions ¢ Survey: Budgeting not popular among college students ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Slowdown reaches Lawrence
Sprint, Sepic leave town in 2002
December 29, 2002
Lawrence-area business leaders spent much of 2002 trying to keep up with who was leaving town but began to see signs of a turnaround as the year drew to a close.
Credit cards gain loyalty
December 29, 2002
Move over, airlines, there’s a new leader when it comes to customer-loyalty programs.
No breather
December 29, 2002
Lott’s downfall
December 29, 2002
Political agendas
December 29, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
December 29, 2002
Despite some signs of hope …
Global conflicts open 2003
December 29, 2002
Conflict holds center stage as the world begins a new year. The United States and allies are mobilizing forces for a possible war in Iraq, while American and other troops are under fire in Afghanistan a year after the Taliban’s fall.
Words don’t always say what they mean
December 29, 2002
It is with great verisimilitude that we present another installation of “Ask Mister Language Person,” the column that answers your common questions about grammar, punctuation and unwanted body hair.
What a wary year it’s been
Metal detectors, moody economy, Martha Stewart scare Americans
December 29, 2002
If you had to pick one word to describe our national mood in 2002, that word would be “wary.” We went to sleep wary, and we woke up wary. We wallowed in wariness. We were wabbits.
Lost Subs’ leaves void for readers
Book fails to mention worthy submarines
December 29, 2002
This magnificently illustrated coffee-table book is a bit disappointing — not because of what it contains but because of what it leaves out.
What are you reading?
December 29, 2002
Pats voted top story of year
New England’s turnaround edges baseball’s labor strife
December 29, 2002
The football flew through the flakes and between the uprights in the wintry New England night. Long snapper Lonie Paxton flopped on his back and carved a snow angel in the field.
Pianist’ star sheds pounds to prepare for challenging role
December 29, 2002
Adrien Brody had done so much in preparing for his starring role in the award-winning movie “The Pianist” that director Roman Polanski had to start filming in the middle of the story.
Jones, Parcells may need each other
December 29, 2002
Jerry Jones is back in his second-most favorite place. He is back in the headlines. This is not as good as being back in the playoffs but is a decent consolation to a man who had grown accustomed to being in both.
Tacoma Dome grosses record concert revenues
December 29, 2002
Along with the sounds of Bruce Springsteen and Avril Lavigne coming from the Tacoma Dome, there’s another: ka-ching.
Giants top Eagles in OT
Bryant’s field goal secures New York’s playoff berth
December 29, 2002
After spending four quarters trying to give away a wild-card berth, the New York Giants got one anyway — courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lindner brothers to launch new fishing program on OLN next Saturday
December 29, 2002
When brothers Al and Ron Lindner sold their In-Fisherman magazine and television and radio programs to Primedia in 1998, the deal included a non-compete clause. It prevented them from starting another show of their own until May 8, 2002.
Cool, clean key words for venison
December 29, 2002
With the state’s antlerless-only deer season set to begin on Wednesday and continue through Jan. 12, many hunters are looking forward to meals of venison.
Cougar corps
Washington State’s attack enjoys trio of interchangeable running backs
December 29, 2002
Jason Gesser has gotten the attention for Washington State with his record-breaking statistics, but three interchangeable running backs also have helped lead the seventh-ranked Cougars this season.
Report: Brooks offered Kentucky coaching job
December 29, 2002
Former NFL coach Rich Brooks was in Kentucky on Saturday night amid a report the Wildcats had asked him to become their football coach.
Popularity of two-button suits is rising
December 29, 2002
Fashion is full of ups and downs, and suits are no exception. The trend to wear four or five buttons is retreating, and two-button suits will be in style in 2003, predicts the National Association of Men’s Sportswear Buyers.
Cosmo looking for new face
December 29, 2002
Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Kate White says that Jennifer Love Hewitt once told her that appearing on the magazine’s cover was “every girl’s fantasy.”
Owners pamper pets with lavish gifts
December 29, 2002
You want to pamper her, so you reserve the five-star penthouse suite, replete with expansive views, 24-hour attendants and tasteful decor accented with original artwork. You schedule time for her to soak in the gentle blue froth of a 90-degree hydrotherapy pool or perhaps engage in a vigorous workout in the state-of-the-art exercise room, followed by a massage and an hour or so in the beauty salon.
Pet food, fashion industry booming
December 29, 2002
More than 62 percent of all U.S. households include a pet, up from 56 percent in 1988, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Inc. Owners will spend nearly $30 billion this year on their pets — or about twice the gross domestic product of Costa Rica — compared with $17 billion in 1994.
Birds deserve attention
December 29, 2002
The birds and beasts deserve a holiday, too, writes environmentalist Bill McKibben in Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas — “a day off from the hard work of finding food.”
Pregnant women should use caution when changing cats’ litter boxes
December 29, 2002
Traditionally, most doctors have agreed that pregnant women should limit their contact with cats due to the potential infection from toxoplasmosis. Yet, according to a recent article in The Archives of Internal Medicine, cited in The New York Times, undercooked meat was more to blame for toxoplasmosis than exposure to cats is.
Biologist fuels passion, science with running
December 29, 2002
Long-distance running helped Bernd Heinrich develop and refine his theories about evolutionary traits that make it possible for some humans to essentially run faster prey like antelopes into the ground.
Douglas County Senior Services
December 29, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate.
Check your ladder before taking down decorations
December 29, 2002
Lots of people will be climbing ladders to take down decorations or do winter maintenance, so now is a good time for a few reminders on ladder safety from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Laundry room becoming more versatile
December 29, 2002
Suzie Lawrence lives in a home most people can only dream about. It has a spacious master bath, decks with incredible views and a kitchen that would dazzle most chefs.
Former prison official recalls notorious case
Onetime director of penal institutions haunted by good sides of ‘In Cold Blood’ murderers
December 29, 2002
Perry Smith and Dick Hickock swung from the gallows long ago. Truman Capote, the author whose best-selling book “In Cold Blood” immortalized the brutally murderous pair, also has died.
Nuclear inspectors to leave N. Korea
South Korea appeals for China and Russia to intercede
December 29, 2002
The U.N. nuclear watchdog decided Saturday to pull its inspectors out of North Korea by News Year’s Eve, a step demanded by the North that will leave the world without an eye into the secretive nation’s nuclear program.
Europeans link al-Qaida to diamond buyers
December 29, 2002
An aggressive year-long European investigation into al-Qaida financing has found evidence that two West African governments hosted the senior terrorist operatives who oversaw a $20 million diamond-buying spree that effectively cornered the market on the region’s precious stones.
Bush ‘most admired man’ in U.S. poll
Current, former first ladies, J. Lo top Gallup list of ‘most admired women’
December 29, 2002
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush and J. Lo have something in common: Americans like them. A Gallup poll found the nation divided in the contest for “most admired” woman. Among men, President Bush remained the clear favorite for the second year in a row.
Brownback among guests on Sunday news shows
Kansas senator scheduled to appear on ‘Fox News Sunday’
December 29, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
The Producers’ sells $4.7 million in tickets
December 29, 2002
“The Producers” sold more than $4.7 million in tickets during a monthlong run at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis that ended Dec. 8.
Opposition wins by landslide in Kenya
December 29, 2002
Veteran politician Mwai Kibaki and his opposition alliance have won a landslide victory in Kenyan elections, breaking the ruling party’s 39-year grip on power, according to figures from the Institute for Education in Democracy, an independent monitoring body. Final official results were expected later today.
California hotel fire kills at least four
December 29, 2002
Fire in the early-morning darkness Saturday spread through the top floor of a small residential hotel, killing four people and injuring 18 as firefighters pulled dozens more to safety.
Local briefs
December 29, 2002
¢ KU fans show presence at California challenge ¢ Kansas University: Resident lauded for work with foreign students ¢ Government: City commission plans year wrap-up session ¢ Crime: Information theft may affect TRICARE users
County to buy sheriff’s cars
December 29, 2002
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be getting nine new patrol cars for the new year, despite concerns about the vehicles’ $150,000 cost as the county grapples with a $1.8 million budget hole.
Area briefs
December 29, 2002
¢ Real estate agent named honorary nursing alum ¢ Fellow needed to foster youth volunteering ¢ MLK Day events set
On the record
December 29, 2002
Walker services
December 29, 2002
Lawrence commuter report
December 29, 2002
Court rejects ex-officer’s sentence
Sergeant had been convicted of more than dozen burglaries
December 29, 2002
A former Hutchinson Police officer who was convicted of committing more than a dozen burglaries could avoid prison time after an appeals court overturned his sentence.
Suspect gets 12 years for planning rape of 10-year-old who never existed
December 29, 2002
A Hutchinson man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for planning to have sex with a fictitious 10-year-old girl.
Kwanzaa ideals pertinent to all, founder says
December 29, 2002
Kwanzaa was created as a holiday for black Americans, its founder said, but its central message — that the purpose of all people is to do good — crosses cultural lines.
Celtics lose third straight
December 29, 2002
Tommy Heinsohn has a fan in Orlando coach Doc Rivers — sort of. Rivers is crediting the Hall of Famer and Boston TV analyst for the Magic’s latest win. Drawing inspiration from a tape of Heinsohn criticizing the Magic earlier this month, Orlando snuffed out Boston’s comeback bid to hand the Celtics their third straight loss, 101-95 on Saturday night.
Kidman tops Vogue’s list
December 29, 2002
Nicole Kidman is at the top of Vogue’s list of the best-dressed women in 2002 and the magazine’s editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley, predicts she’ll also be the one to watch in 2003.
Virginia Woolf still looms large
December 29, 2002
The obsession can begin at any time. In high school, for example. “I first read Virginia Woolf when I was 15,” says author Michael Cunningham, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Hours,” features both Woolf’s work and the author herself.
Octagon-drop clocks popular with collectors
December 29, 2002
Antique wall clocks remain popular with collectors. One famous style has a wooden octagonal case around the clock face and a wooden section with a glass door below the clock face. The lower section holds the pendulum.
Sprint, Sepic leave town in 2002
December 29, 2002
Lawrence-area business leaders spent much of 2002 trying to keep up with who was leaving town but began to see signs of a turnaround as the year drew to a close.
U.S. storefronts offering cheaper Canadian drugs
December 29, 2002
Mary Jane Gregory walked out of Discount Drugs of Canada with a 33 percent savings that outweighed any doubts she might have had about using the new store, which gets her prescription filled in distant Winnipeg.
Famed comedy troupe seeks minority talent
December 29, 2002
For years, The Second City has helped funny people find stardom, including Joan Rivers, George Wendt, John Belushi and Mike Myers. Most have been white; the improvisational comedy troupe has been short on actors of color.
Short stories explore love, grief, healing
Author has heart, eye for human nature
December 29, 2002
In “Drastic,” her collection of 12 short stories, Maud Casey pulls readers in from the get-go, inviting them to intriguing and sometimes frightening places: the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, a whole-body donation clinic in San Francisco, a domestic violence shelter in the Southwest.
U.S. 59 lights warn drivers
But flashing signs still won’t make intersection safe, officials say
December 29, 2002
New flashing lights are warning drivers about a dangerous intersection along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence. But the lights — installed on signs approaching the turn onto Wells Overlook Road — are no substitute for building a freeway to handle the 10,000 vehicles that squeeze through the area each day, officials say.
Commissioner protesting tax bill
McElhaney says county’s appraisal of his property was ‘miscalculation’
December 29, 2002
No, Jere McElhaney isn’t trying to build anything on his 10-acre hayfield south of Lone Star Lake. And just because he used bulldozers to make erosion-slowing terraces, don’t go trying to tell him the patch is worth the $22,120 Douglas County says it is.
Year in review: 2002 in Lawrence marked by both good, bad
December 29, 2002
There were dramatic firsts and lasts. There were some pitfalls and some pit bulls. Dead birds mattered more. Doors swung open. Doors swung shut.
Sense for seniors: Many factors can contribute to signs of dementia
December 29, 2002
Some of my friends show signs of confusion. I am concerned that they have Alzheimer’s disease. What can and should I do to help them?
Spirits, nature help form world for Cuban artist
December 29, 2002
Even among the salsa musicians and Santeria practitioners roaming around Havana’s colonial Plaza de la Catedral, Manuel Mendive stands out.