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Local briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Farmers Market closes until spring 2003 ¢ Diversity: KU announces activities for Hate Out Week ¢ Holiday: Governor-elect joins Veterans Day events ¢ Kansas University: Brownback aide to give speech on Central Asia
Fashion briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Dermatologists choose Health’s beauty winners ¢ Men’s fragrance is built around rare agarwood ¢ Beauty therapy for cancer patients
Baxter each earn medal in beam
November 10, 2002
An afternoon of watching and hoping was worth the wait for Molly Hoss and Lacey Baxter. Hoss, a Lawrence High senior, and Baxter, a Free State junior, each snagged medals on the balance beam at the state gymnastics meet on Saturday at Olathe South.
McPherson stops Ottawa
November 10, 2002
Erik Johnson ran for one touchdown and threw for another before halftime on Saturday, helping McPherson beat Ottawa, 20-18.
More things worth hating
November 10, 2002
We all have things we love to hate. I know this because when I wrote a column several years ago about some of the things I hate, many readers wrote to share their own aversions. One gentleman said he hated it when his neighbor had one of her frequent garage sales and bargain hunters blocked his driveway.
s Williams empathizes with penalized Michigan
November 10, 2002
An innocent basketball coach and 17 innocent players will be penalized at the University of Michigan this season because of the crimes committed by parties no longer associated with the program. If that sounds familiar, it should.
war stories improve wit
November 10, 2002
When former U.S. Navy and Marine aviators meet in a room with food and drinks for a few hours, the results are as unpredictable as a night landing on an aircraft carrier in bad weather.
s qualifications
November 10, 2002
At least a few Republicans are trying to put a good face on a tight attorney generalâÂÂs race that GOP nominee Phill Kline once seemed likely to win handily.
s message
November 10, 2002
The ritual helps them work out their anger. Every Columbus Day, the young American Indian men in Thomas YeahpauâÂÂs film âÂÂHate Equals Hate a.k.a. Columbus Dayâ find an innocent white man and convince themselves heâÂÂs the real Christopher Columbus. Then, they kidnap, beat and murder him.
Blue marlin jumps into boat of astonished California family
November 10, 2002
Anglers dream of the day that the fishing is so hot the fish are jumping into the boat. The Spiro family of Laguna Niguel experienced such a day firsthand in Cabo San Lucas a few of weeks ago and it just might land them on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
NBA Roundup: Mavs improve to 6-0
Pistons become latest victims, 114-75
November 10, 2002
The Dallas Mavericks expected their first serious test of the season from the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night, but the game soon deteriorated into a rout.
Huskers run wild on Jayhawks
Nebraska rushes for 350 yards in lopsided victory
November 10, 2002
A 7-4 record isn’t typical for the University of Nebraska football team. More than 350 yards rushing and a 45-7 victory against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium looked pretty familiar, though.
Roundup: Wildcats clock Cyclones
No. 4 Longhorns rip Bears, 41-0; Kingsbury, Red Raiders clobber Cowboys
November 10, 2002
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder believes that cornerback Bobby Walker accomplished a rare feat Saturday night.
Buffaloes clip Tigers - No. 18 Colorado 42, Missouri 35, OT
CUââ /¢s Brown finishes with 211 yards rushing, three touch
November 10, 2002
It took every one of Chris Brown’s 211 yards to keep No. 18 Colorado on track for the Big 12 championship game.
Chiefs, 49ers rely on rushing
November 10, 2002
Priest Holmes admits he runs for the money. Garrison Hearst runs to show everybody he deserved his second chance.
Michigan scandal difficult to police
Every school with big-time sports program should take notice of what happened to Wolverines
November 10, 2002
The University of Michigan possesses all of the qualities guaranteed to engender undisguised envy �” it is staggeringly large, wildly prosperous, and enormously successful. Plus, its teams win with a frequency that strikes opponents as piggish.
Late TD thwarts Baker’s hopes
November 10, 2002
There is one way to score five points in football: a safety and a field goal. In a little more than 57 minutes of a defensive struggle on Saturday, Baker University and Central Methodist College combined for the rare number at Liston Stadium.
Lions’ Hoss, Firebirds’ Baxter each earn medal in beam
November 10, 2002
An afternoon of watching and hoping was worth the wait for Molly Hoss and Lacey Baxter. Hoss, a Lawrence High senior, and Baxter, a Free State junior, each snagged medals on the balance beam at the state gymnastics meet on Saturday at Olathe South.
Jayhawks flogged - Nebraska 45, Kansas 7
Weatherbie finished; KU drops sixth straight
November 10, 2002
Another week, another quarterback injury. And another loss. Kansas University lost senior quarterback Jonas Weatherbie to a right knee injury in the second quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska rolled to a 45-7 Big 12 Conference football victory.
Elephant breeding project hopes to spark romance
November 10, 2002
Sabu ambles up and down a well-trodden path, occasionally stopping to slip his trunk outside his pen and sniff in the girl’s direction before snatching a clump of grass. Pinky gives him the once-over and gurgles.
KU museum featured on college guide cover
November 10, 2002
Kansas University is featured on the cover of a college guide for American Indians.
University sponsors water conference
November 10, 2002
Laws regarding water will be the topic of a conference Nov. 19 in Salina sponsored by the Kansas University School of Law and KU Continuing Education.
Color returns to Ukraine’s capital, Kiev
Former Soviet provincial capital has rich history, promising future
November 10, 2002
This hilly metropolis on the Dnipro River is as much about monasteries and monuments to 1,200-year-old heroes as it is about flexible Internet rates and fast food. It’s about embracing innovation from richer nations but proudly celebrating all that is Ukrainian, too.
Questions abound about district plans
School uncertainties leave residents hanging
November 10, 2002
Stephen Roberts makes use of every opportunity to quiz the Lawrence school board on its plans for upgrading school buildings and consolidating elementary schools.
Mild weather allows us time to finish work before winter
November 10, 2002
The wonderfully mild temperatures have allowed us to spend one last weekend outdoors. Although many gardeners have put their tools away for the winter, there are still a few gardening chores that need tending. Here is a brief list of flower-bed to-do’s that need to be finished before winter sets in.
Helping clean the air
Efficient furnace filters trap micron particles
November 10, 2002
The one thing we rely on to keep us comfortable during the winter is the furnace in our homes. With a simple twist of the dial, we can adjust the indoor temperature dozens of degrees warmer than the outdoor readings to keep us toasty.
Federal, state offices to close for holiday
November 10, 2002
Some area government offices and services will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Lawrence city and Douglas County government offices are among those that will be open. All city and county services, including trash collection, will be provided under normal schedules.
The motley fool
November 10, 2002
¢ Name that company ¢ The SEC fights for much-needed funding
Business briefs
November 10, 2002
Probe finds health care regulator lax in its duties
November 10, 2002
The nation’s most influential health care regulator often gives its seal of approval to medical centers riddled with life-threatening problems, according to a published report.
Attack plan assumes Saddam’s fall before invasion
November 10, 2002
The Bush administration has settled on a plan for a possible invasion of Iraq that envisions seizing most of the country quickly and encircling Baghdad, but assumes that Saddam Hussein probably will fall from power before U.S. forces enter the capital, senior U.S. military officials said.
Traveling to England could get easier for pets
November 10, 2002
All the scores of weeping American children who move here every year and have to lock up their beloved pets or leave them behind.
No-call violation reports flood Kansas AG’s office
November 10, 2002
Complaints about telemarketing companies are pouring in to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office as Kansans in droves continue to sign up for the state’s no-call list.
High school production of ‘Laramie Project’ goes on
November 10, 2002
Sara deMelo stands on her high school stage, bathed by a spotlight’s cold glow. She is delivering the monologue of a cyclist who found battered gay college student Matthew Shepard tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyo.
Grape crop condition has vintners whining
November 10, 2002
Lovers of Italian wine have little reason to toast after a dry winter and a wet summer ravaged Italy’s grapevines, causing the worst harvest in half a century.
Minnesota regents sued in selection of president
November 10, 2002
A collection of media groups sued the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, accusing it of violating the state’s open meeting law in the process of appointing a president.
KU music duo to perform in Lithuania
November 10, 2002
Violinist Ben Sayevich has performed challenging programs in front of hundreds of audiences with only the slightest bouts of concert jitters.
Teen in sniper case tells police he pulled trigger in some deaths
November 10, 2002
The teenager accused of participating in the sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington region has told investigators that he pulled the trigger in several of the shootings, three law enforcement sources said Saturday.
Huskers block 2 kicks
November 10, 2002
After suffering a concussion last week against Texas, Nebraska rover Lannie Hopkins returned to action against Kansas showing no ill effects.
Nebraska rushes for 350 yards in lopsided victory
November 10, 2002
A 7-4 record isnâÂÂt typical for the University of Nebraska football team. More than 350 yards rushing and a 45-7 victory against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium looked pretty familiar, though.
Efficient furnace filters trap micron particles
November 10, 2002
The one thing we rely on to keep us comfortable during the winter is the furnace in our homes. With a simple twist of the dial, we can adjust the indoor temperature dozens of degrees warmer than the outdoor readings to keep us toasty.
Regents study lack of higher education options in SW Kansas
November 10, 2002
Donna Shank knows how difficult it is for people in southwest Kansas to earn a university degree. Twice a week for two years, she made four-hour commutes from Liberal to Wichita State University to earn a bachelorâÂÂs degree in political science.
Federal, state offices to close for holiday
November 10, 2002
Some area government offices and services will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. Lawrence city and Douglas County government offices are among those that will be open. All city and county services, including trash collection, will be provided under normal schedules.
News briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ California: Distraught husband kills wife, sons, self ¢ New York: Former WWE employee charged with larceny ¢ New York: Tree grove planted for plane crash victims
Repeating title won’t be easy for Maryland
November 10, 2002
The same questions have loomed at the start of every college basketball season lately, and 2002-03 is no different. Will another team make a run at being a repeat champion for just the second time since UCLA’s seven-year run ended 30 years ago?
Bearcats’ Huggins back on
November 10, 2002
Bob Huggins embraced a referee and crouched calmly at courtside for the first few minutes. His newfound serenity didn’t last very long. Seven minutes, to be exact.
Jayhawks cruise to pair of victories
KU easily defeats Wyoming, Southwest Missouri St.
November 10, 2002
In its first home meet of the season, the Kansas University swimming and diving team made short work of Wyoming and Southwest Missouri State at a triangular on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Regents study lack of higher education options in SW Kansas
November 10, 2002
Donna Shank knows how difficult it is for people in southwest Kansas to earn a university degree. Twice a week for two years, she made four-hour commutes from Liberal to Wichita State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Lawrence Children’s Choir warms up for fall co
November 10, 2002
A British term for rest room may seem to have nothing to do with the Lawrence Children’s Choir’s upcoming first concert of the season. But in a roundabout and rather exciting way, it does.
November 10, 2002
Gov.-elect Kathleen Sebelius has her eyes on Texas to find ways to solve Kansasâ budget mess. Sebelius, a Democrat who promised a âÂÂtop-to-bottomâ review of state government, has often referred to the âÂÂTexas modelâ when talking about her proposal, which she said she would unveil in full this week.
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November 10, 2002
Think of Ying Quartet and Turtle Island String Quartet as yin and yang. The Ying siblings are known for their exquisite renditions of traditional classical music. Turtle IslandâÂÂs members, though classically trained, innovatively fuse jazz, be-bop, classical Indian forms, salsa and other genres into original compositions that stretch the bounds of string quartet repertoire.
School uncertainties leave residents hanging
November 10, 2002
Stephen Roberts makes use of every opportunity to quiz the Lawrence school board on its plans for upgrading school buildings and consolidating elementary schools.
KU music duo to perform in Lithuania
November 10, 2002
Violinist Ben Sayevich has performed challenging programs in front of hundreds of audiences with only the slightest bouts of concert jitters.
McPherson stops Ottawa
November 10, 2002
Erik Johnson ran for one touchdown and threw for another before halftime on Saturday, helping McPherson beat Ottawa, 20-18.
Case may clear way for school choice
November 10, 2002
Carolyn Harrison, 42, has enough on her plate. A mother of two school-age children, she teaches English and coaches girls’ basketball at a Catholic high school in Tacoma, and is working toward certification as a school administrator. But now she also finds herself trying to overturn the nasty legacy of a 19th-century senator.
Haskell women triumph
November 10, 2002
Marinda Lamon scored 18 points, leading the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team to a 76-44 victory against St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics on Saturday at Haskell.
Baker basketball wins
November 10, 2002
Brandon McDonnell scored 18 points, leading the Baker University men’s basketball team to a 87-62 win against Ottawa on Saturday at the Ottawa Classic
Convention seeks to encourage new missionaries
November 10, 2002
A convention that seeks to recruit new missionaries and support current ones is expected to draw more than 5,000 people this week.
Close race casts renewed doubt on Kline’s qualifications
November 10, 2002
At least a few Republicans are trying to put a good face on a tight attorney general’s race that GOP nominee Phill Kline once seemed likely to win handily.
Saddam expected to accept resolution
Iraq won’t confirm, but Arab officials believe country will cooperate
November 10, 2002
Egypt’s foreign minister said early Sunday he expected Iraq to accept the U.N. resolution to disarm, but his Iraqi counterpart said that no decision had been made. Ahmed Maher spoke after his Iraqi counterpart briefed members of the Arab League in Cairo.
Follow in dinosaurs’ footsteps in Colorado’s Canon City
November 10, 2002
Along the precarious Skyline Drive in Canon City, there’s a pullout. Stop, park and walk back to see an amazing sight: dinosaur tracks, preserved by natural forces, trotting sideways in the vertical wall along the road.
Older drinkers experts at hiding alcoholism
November 10, 2002
Ron Freeman had never had a problem with alcohol �” until he turned 59. “I drank socially throughout my life, but it didn’t accelerate until later on,” the 63-year-old Jupiter Farms, Fla., resident said.
Case may clear way for school choice
November 10, 2002
Carolyn Harrison, 42, has enough on her plate. A mother of two school-age children, she teaches English and coaches girls’ basketball at a Catholic high school in Tacoma, and is working toward certification as a school administrator.
Israeli army takes out Islamic Jihad leader
Target responsible for two recent suicide attacks that killed 31, Israel says
November 10, 2002
The Israeli army shot and killed one of Israel’s most wanted men from the militant group Islamic Jihad on Saturday in a gunfight in the West Bank, security officials said.
Briefcase
November 10, 2002
¢ Bureau warns Kansans of false collection agency ¢ Human resources: Most firms have policies on office romances ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company
Arts notes
November 10, 2002
¢ Free State thespians to stage ‘Our Town’¢ SWJH to perform Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ ¢ Famed comedy theater coming to Kansas Union ¢ KU Wind Ensemble revisits roaring ‘20s
Arts notes
November 10, 2002
¢ Lawrence painter showing in national exhibitions ¢ Artist commissioned to paint King portrait ¢ LHS graduate honored in photo competition ¢ Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre returns to Kansas City
Good Women’ reveals agonizing stories of submission in China
November 10, 2002
Girls naively desperate to please, raped in the name of the revolution. A woman trapped in a loveless marriage by a politically powerful husband.
Horoscopes
November 10, 2002
s s
November 10, 2002
Everybody knows Bailey. YouâÂÂve probably seen her in local TV commercials for KringâÂÂs Interior Fashion Center, with store owner Brit KringâÂÂs arm slung around her as he talks about good deals on ceramic flooring.
Weatherbie finished
November 10, 2002
Another week, another quarterback injury. And another loss. Kansas University lost senior quarterback Jonas Weatherbie to a right knee injury in the second quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska rolled to a 45-7 Big 12 Conference football victory.
s Choir warms up for fall co
November 10, 2002
A British term for rest room may seem to have nothing to do with the Lawrence ChildrenâÂÂs ChoirâÂÂs upcoming first concert of the season. But in a roundabout and rather exciting way, it does.
Olajuwon honored in Houston
November 10, 2002
Hakeem Olajuwon came to the United States from Nigeria as a gangly 7-foot teenager, developing an affinity for ice cream and a taste for winning championships.
Area briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Police say kiss led to double slaying ¢ Pilot’s estate sues over fatal crash ¢ Vandalism apparent cause of fuel spill
News briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Kazakhstan: Russians, Belgian leave space station ¢ Yemen: Al-Qaida suspect mourned at funeral ¢ Togo: Rebel leaders pull out of Ivory Coast talks ¢ Ecuador: Contaminated water leads to child’s death
Eudora advances
November 10, 2002
No football team in Eudora High history ever had won as many as 10 games in a season. Until Saturday night. Andrew Pyle ran for two second-half touchdowns and the Cardinals evaded upstart Kansas City Piper, 20-6, in a second-round Class 4A playoff game at Laws Field.
Aggies derail Sooners
Texas A&M wins, 30-26, to knock Oklahoma from ranks of unbeaten
November 10, 2002
Oklahoma escaped Kyle Field two years ago, clearing the way for the Sooners to win the national title. They couldn’t pull off another victory against Texas A&M on Saturday, and now the Sooners might not get another shot to win it all.
Lawrence briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Seats still available for presidential lecture ¢ County to consider lease for Baldwin office ¢ KU sets final exams ¢ Kansas Water Authority plans meeting in Fort Scott
Mutual funds cost investors more than industry trumpets
November 10, 2002
I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying about liars, damn liars and statistical liars. I wouldn’t go so far as to call the folks at the Investment Company Institute liars, so let’s just call them deceivers �” statistical deceivers.
Wanted: Consensus builder
Interim CEO says president must respect public opinion
November 10, 2002
Thick skin. Open hands. Those are two of the features members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will be looking for when they begin sizing up candidates to replace president Bill Sepic.
What are you reading?
November 10, 2002
Presidential pair critical in WWII maneuvering
November 10, 2002
Is there room on the crowded shelf for yet another book about World War II? There should be for one as scholarly and absorbing as Michael Beschloss’ latest offering.
Train whistle conjures vivid memories
November 10, 2002
I wolf down my supper and race up the street to the house two doors from ours. The welcome mat says âÂÂHome of the Howes.â As I enter the house, grandma is in the kitchen, doing the dishes. Gramp is in the dining room, watching the end of the nightly news.
tentative cooperation
November 10, 2002
It came to a head with the debate about American Eagle Outfitters. Then came a making-up period - ECO2, the Tax Abatement Task Force, the Bert Nash Community Summit, The World CompanyâÂÂs âÂÂLawrence is Growing: Finding Common Groundâ project.
People
November 10, 2002
¢ No chads in ‘Futurama’ ¢ Hayek answers her critics ¢ Singer courts fans ¢ ‘8 Mile’ script lured actor
Discussion of book on KU’s greatest teams on tap
November 10, 2002
Eras change. Players change. Uniforms change. College basketball remains constant, however, and Kansas University has had some of the best teams in the nation’s history.
Kansas’ Cole happy with record, not result
November 10, 2002
It was a memorable moment for Greg Cole in a game the Kansas University football team would rather forget. KU’s senior co-captain set a school single-season record Saturday at Nebraska when he tackled running back Cory Ross for a three-yard loss in the third quarter.
KU’s Williams empathizes with penalized Michigan
November 10, 2002
An innocent basketball coach and 17 innocent players will be penalized at the University of Michigan this season because of the crimes committed by parties no longer associated with the program.
Suspect convicted of torture, stabbing
November 10, 2002
A Newton man was convicted of torturing and stabbing to death a Burrton man as he lay in a mobile home. Robert Engelhardt, 28, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and aiding a felon for the June 2001 death of Michael Smith, 24. Engelhardt was acquitted of kidnapping and criminal threat.
School win-win
November 10, 2002
Phillips services
November 10, 2002
Walnut Grove, Mo. - Memorial services were Monday in Walnut Grove, Mo., for Charles E. Phillips, 61, West Palm Beach, Fla. Inurnment will be in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Mr. Phillips died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, in West Palm Beach.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 10, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
November 10, 2002
Milstead services
November 10, 2002
Services for Rodney K. Milstead, 43, Dallas, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Milstead died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at his home.
Lawrence commuter report
November 10, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region: Kansas University menâÂÂs basketball vs. Washburn, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Allen Fieldhouse, KU campus.
KU Football Notebook
November 10, 2002
KU Football Notebook
November 10, 2002
⢠Bass vocalist Greg Ryerson, of Freemont, Neb., bungled the National Anthem before the game. Ryerson sang âÂÂhow proudly we watchedâ during the first verse and then stopped singing for about 30 seconds. His delay resulted in the VeteranâÂÂs Day flyover salute occurring before the end of the anthem. ⢠With NebraskaâÂÂs 14 points in the first quarter, Kansas has now been outscored 116-23 in the opening period.
Just for fun
November 10, 2002
Backed in a corner
November 10, 2002
A step backward?
November 10, 2002
Tuesday’s election results mark the end of the Kansas State Board of Education’s evolution into a less conservative body.
Rain pleases duck hunters
November 10, 2002
Waterfowl season is in full swing in parts of Kansas, and waterfowl hunters are happy. Plentiful rainfall the past month has filled ponds and lakes and left sheet water throughout much of the state.
Missouri turkey season success
November 10, 2002
Missouri hunters had a nearly perfect fall firearms turkey season. Hunters who went afield during the two-week season Oct. 14-27 bagged 14,487 birds, up from a harvest of 13,554 last year.
LaFrentz to miss two-to-five weeks because of sprained ankle
November 10, 2002
The Dallas Mavericks placed center Raef LaFrentz on the injured list Saturday and activated forward Popeye Jones. LaFrentz sprained his right ankle in the third quarter against Phoenix on Nov. 2 and is expected to miss the next two-to-five weeks.
NU tough on KU punt team
Huskers block 2 kicks; Kansas changes snapper
November 10, 2002
After suffering a concussion last week against Texas, Nebraska rover Lannie Hopkins returned to action against Kansas showing no ill effects.
State quail, pheasant seasons under way
November 10, 2002
Kansas’ most popular hunting event - the opening of quail and pheasant seasons - is under way. Hunters throughout the country visit the most challenging hunts in the state.
Top 25 Roundup: Syracuse rallies against Hokies
No. 3 Ohio State overcomes Purdue
November 10, 2002
Syracuse appeared to be on its way to a rare and dubious distinction just one month ago - winning 10 games one season and losing 10 the next. A three-game winning streak has changed all that.
Baker cross country women victorious
November 10, 2002
The Baker University women’s cross country squad won the team title at the NAIA Region V Championships on Saturday at Maur Hill Cross Country Course.
Colorado College blanks Haskell
November 10, 2002
Sophomore quarterback Peter Hahn and the Haskell Indian Nations University football squad couldn’t find the magic it showed three weeks ago, losing 30-0 to Colorado College on Saturday.
Biffle clinches Busch crown
Wimmer a winner in Basha’s Supermarket 200 titl
November 10, 2002
Scott Wimmer won the Basha’s Supermarket 200 under a yellow flag, but this was Greg Biffle’s day.
Ex-Kansas State coach sentenced on drug charge
November 10, 2002
Darryl Winston, a former basketball player and assistant coach at Kansas State University, has been placed on probation for attempted possession of cocaine.
On the record
November 10, 2002
Police audit finds more missing evidence
Property may be lost in as many as 242 KC homicide cases
November 10, 2002
Evidence may be missing in up to 242 unsolved homicides, Kansas City Police revealed. That number was reported in an audit that police released Friday to The Kansas City Star.
Suspect convicted of killing grandma
November 10, 2002
A Wichita man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 89-year-old grandmother.
Police cars shouldn’t be used as billboards
November 10, 2002
I understand the reasoning. I’ll even admit that it’s practical in a certain sense. Small-town police chiefs, their budgets constrained by a tight economy, find themselves in a bind: not enough patrol cars for their officers.
Real-life stories from the annals of parenthood
November 10, 2002
Because our house contains a small yet fully functional human, we automatically receive, by mail, roughly 25 pounds of parenting magazines per month. I don’t know how the magazine people find us; maybe they have an orbiting satellite that detects the roof-penetrating aroma rays emitted by used diapers.
Winners and losers, on the ballot and off
November 10, 2002
Before we wrap this election up for hazardous waste collection day, may I take one last trip down (bad) memory lane?
Phillips services
November 10, 2002
Where the wild things are
Creatures furry and finned draw customers into business districtââ /¢s s
November 10, 2002
Everybody knows Bailey. You’ve probably seen her in local TV commercials for Kring’s Interior Fashion Center, with store owner Brit Kring’s arm slung around her as he talks about good deals on ceramic flooring.
Travel briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ Travelocity offers car rental guarantee ¢ Consumer Reports gives tipping guide ¢ St. Louis stages large Lewis and Clark exhibit
Web site commemorates Korean War anniversary
November 10, 2002
A new Internet site is dedicated to the Korean War and the service of veterans who fought there from 1950 to 1953.
Douglas County Senior Services
November 10, 2002
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers several classes. All Douglas County residents age 55 and older may participate. Future seniors also are welcome if space allows.
Just for fun
November 10, 2002
Historical gifts
November 10, 2002
Backed in a corner
November 10, 2002
School win-win
November 10, 2002
Winter garden tips
November 10, 2002
Veterans Day events planned
November 10, 2002
Lawrence and the rest of the country will celebrate the Veterans Day holiday Monday at a time when national leaders again are talking about going to war.
Sunday news shows list guests
November 10, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Bohemian Rhapsody’ tapped as greatest hit of last 50 years
November 10, 2002
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen’s rousing rock classic, has been voted the greatest hit of the last 50 years, according to a poll released Saturday.
Indoor cats unlikely to contract FIV
November 10, 2002
Our doctor has recommended vaccinating our cat, Freda, with the new FIV vaccine. However, she doesn’t go outside and is our only cat. We try to follow the advice in your column and not overvaccinate her. Is this new vaccine really necessary?
Thorny city issues thwart consensus
SLT, school closings undermine leaders’ tentative cooperation
November 10, 2002
It came to a head with the debate about American Eagle Outfitters. Then came a making-up period - ECO2, the Tax Abatement Task Force, the Bert Nash Community Summit, The World Company’s “Lawrence is Growing: Finding Common Ground” project.
Naturally shaped branches create decorative pieces
November 10, 2002
What are the differences among furniture styles called Adirondack, Black Forest, tramp art or rustic? They all are late-19th-to-early-20th-century styles that have been given their names within about the past 20 years.
Veterans’ war stories improve wit
November 10, 2002
When former U.S. Navy and Marine aviators meet in a room with food and drinks for a few hours, the results are as unpredictable as a night landing on an aircraft carrier in bad weather.
Kansas winds able to generate electricity
November 10, 2002
A blacksmith once mounted a sail on a wagon hoping the wind would blow him across Kansas. He was finished off by a dust devil shy of the Colorado line.
Purse’s personalities de
Handbag indicates higher aspirations, author says
November 10, 2002
There are so many choices standing between a woman and her perfect handbag that she often buys everything in her way.
China congress selecting leaders
November 10, 2002
A day after President Jiang Zemin outlined his blueprint for China’s future, Communist Party delegates sequestered themselves Saturday to tackle their most important task - choosing the leaders who will guide the world’s most populous country through coming decades of change.
More things worth hating
November 10, 2002
We all have things we love to hate. I know this because when I wrote a column several years ago about some of the things I hate, many readers wrote to share their own aversions. One gentleman said he hated it when his neighbor had one of her frequent garage sales and bargain hunters blocked his driveway.
Train whistle conjures vivid memories
November 10, 2002
I wolf down my supper and race up the street to the house two doors from ours. The welcome mat says “Home of the Howes.” As I enter the house, grandma is in the kitchen, doing the dishes. Gramp is in the dining room, watching the end of the nightly news.
Better bring animals inside for winter
November 10, 2002
It’s time to batten down for winter already. Animals need extra protection from bitter temperatures and paralyzing winds.
People seeking relief learn to walk the walk
November 10, 2002
Anyone watching Mike Kaplan walk across a room could see something was wrong. He strode stiffly, barely bending his knees, his shoulders rounded, his head hanging forward. Back in high school, when he played football, his knees had become so badly damaged that he stopped bending them when he walked because it hurt too much.
GOP aware of pitfalls in controlling Congress
November 10, 2002
Now that Republicans will control the House, Senate and White House, everyone from religious conservatives to anti-tax activists to business leaders has begun urging the GOP to push ahead on their pet causes, demanding results as a reward for their loyalty.
California county struggles with breast cancer mystery
Area north of San Francisco has highest rate of disease in country
November 10, 2002
Women living in wealthy Marin County, set in the wooded hills just north of San Francisco, suffer one of the nation’s highest breast cancer rates, a cluster that has confounded health officials.
String quartets join forces for innovative group concert
Performance to include world premiere of ââ Maraââ /¢s
November 10, 2002
Think of Ying Quartet and Turtle Island String Quartet as yin and yang. The Ying siblings are known for their exquisite renditions of traditional classical music. Turtle Island’s members, though classically trained, innovatively fuse jazz, be-bop, classical Indian forms, salsa and other genres into original compositions that stretch the bounds of string quartet repertoire.
New governors face tough decisions
Chief executives taking over as states face worst financial situation since WWII
November 10, 2002
Nearly half the states will start 2003 with a new governor, but the freshmen �” and re-elected incumbents, too - are taking control at a time when their states are facing the most dire financial prospects in a half-century.
Haskell student uses shock value to convey film’s message
November 10, 2002
The ritual helps them work out their anger. Every Columbus Day, the young American Indian men in Thomas Yeahpau’s film “Hate Equals Hate a.k.a. Columbus Day” find an innocent white man and convince themselves he’s the real Christopher Columbus. Then, they kidnap, beat and murder him.
U.N. stamp promotes AIDS awareness
November 10, 2002
For almost two decades, the United Nations has been in the forefront of the world’s struggle against AIDS.
Play about gay’s murder strikes chord with students
Laramie Project’ draws parallels to cross-dresser’s death
November 10, 2002
A play about a murdered gay college student has taken on new significance in a town shaken by the death of a 17-year-old boy who dressed as a girl.
Big house’s lights don’t shine on celebs
No differentiating between fallen stars, convicted politicians or common criminals in prisons
November 10, 2002
Even at a fancy federal prison like the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution, the night life is lousy. It’s lights out at 9:30 p.m.
Assess cooking needs before remodeling kitchen
November 10, 2002
There’s no doubt about it. Kitchen remodels are at the top of the list when it comes to home remodeling. Such projects are for your comfort now, as well as for resale in the future.
Tips on restoring tables
November 10, 2002
If you want to try restoring tired tables, lamps or other furnishings, here are suggestions from Deerfield Designs in Ellicott City, Md..
Researchers put furniture to test
November 10, 2002
The next time you drop anchor into your recliner to watch a Bears game �” and don’t hear the sound of wood cracking or find yourself flat on the floor amid a pile of kindling �” you probably can thank some folks at Mississippi State University.
Milstead services
November 10, 2002
Colorado College blanks Haskell
November 10, 2002
Sophomore quarterback Peter Hahn and the Haskell Indian Nations University football squad couldnâÂÂt find the magic it showed three weeks ago, losing 30-0 to Colorado College on Saturday.
s office
November 10, 2002
Complaints about telemarketing companies are pouring in to the Kansas Attorney GeneralâÂÂs Office as Kansans in droves continue to sign up for the stateâÂÂs no-call list.
Veterans Day events planned
November 10, 2002
Lawrence and the rest of the country will celebrate the Veterans Day holiday Monday at a time when national leaders again are talking about going to war.
Cole happy with record, not result
November 10, 2002
It was a memorable moment for Greg Cole in a game the Kansas University football team would rather forget. KUâÂÂs senior co-captain set a school single-season record Saturday at Nebraska when he tackled running back Cory Ross for a three-yard loss in the third quarter. It was the linebackerâÂÂs 21st tackle for loss this season, breaking the record of 201âÂÂ2 set by Ron Warner in 1997.
s hopes
November 10, 2002
There is one way to score five points in football: a safety and a field goal. In a little more than 57 minutes of a defensive struggle on Saturday, Baker University and Central Methodist College combined for the rare number at Liston Stadium.
Kansas winds able to generate electricity
November 10, 2002
A blacksmith once mounted a sail on a wagon hoping the wind would blow him across Kansas. He was finished off by a dust devil shy of the Colorado line.
Interim CEO says president must respect public opinion
November 10, 2002
Thick skin. Open hands. Those are two of the features members of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will be looking for when they begin sizing up candidates to replace president Bill Sepic.
Bookstore
November 10, 2002
News briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ San Francisco: Storms batter California ¢ New York: Ex-Mrs. Butterworth’s CEO sentenced to prison ¢ Philippines: Covert U.S. strike in Yemen warranted, ambassador says
News briefs
November 10, 2002
¢ London: Butler’s wife sounds off on gifts from Diana ¢ Indonesia: More arrests made in Bali bombing ¢ Italy: Thousands protest possible Iraq strike
Historical gifts
November 10, 2002
Eudora advances
November 10, 2002
No football team in Eudora High history ever had won as many as 10 games in a season. Until Saturday night. Andrew Pyle ran for two second-half touchdowns and the Cardinals evaded upstart Kansas City Piper, 20-6, in a second-round Class 4A playoff game at Laws Field.
Lawrence commuter report
November 10, 2002
A step backward?
November 10, 2002
Tuesday’s election results mark the end of the Kansas State Board of Education’s evolution into a less conservative body.
A step backward?
November 10, 2002
TuesdayâÂÂs election results mark the end of the Kansas State Board of EducationâÂÂs evolution into a less conservative body.
Arts notes
November 10, 2002
¢ Visiting artists to perform simultaneous recitals¢ Jazz museum offers poetry series for teens ¢ ‘Dragon Tales’ play hits Kansas City stage