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Forum debates role of men at abuse rally
November 17, 2002
Organizers of the annual Womyn Take Back The Night event are trying to decide if men should be present when women talk about their experiences as victims of abuse. Saturday they solicited public comments during a meeting at Lawrence Public Library. About 20 people attended.
Sweep of Class 4A state meet makes Baldwin cream of crop
November 17, 2002
The Baldwin cross country program has been among the stateâÂÂs best the last 10 years, winning six boysâ state titles, along with a handful of individual titles. But this year topped the rest.
s time to put roses to rest for winter
November 17, 2002
One of the most majestic and well recognized plants in the home landscape is the rose. Though most shrub roses are hardy in Kansas, other types of roses can be more tender.
Provision raises privacy issues
November 17, 2002
His letter probably surprised - and alarmed - many of the parents who received it. But Tonganoxie High School Principal Mike Bogart thought they should know.
Board to focus on bond issue
November 17, 2002
Agenda highlights ⢠7 p.m. Monday ⢠110 McDonald Drive
Bond issue spending likely cut, Weseman says
November 17, 2002
Supt. Randy Weseman said the Lawrence school board would probably trim bond-issue spending proposals to less than $63.3 million.
Four injured in two-car crash on U.S. 24-40
November 17, 2002
Four people were injured when two cars collided Saturday night on U.S. Highway 24-40 at the entrance to the KOA Campgrounds north of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Wakeman
November 17, 2002
Services for Marilyn Jane âÂÂSandyâ Wakeman, 65, Baldwin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mrs. Wakeman died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at her home.
sculpture takes root in KC
November 17, 2002
This guy has achieved legendary status in some sets. Yet here he is âÂÂ:quot; blue jeans, tennis shoes, no shirt, a brown leather belt with the name âÂÂVernâ stamped into it âÂÂ:quot; working in a back-alley garage in Lawrence.
Improvisational theater has long history
November 17, 2002
Improvisational theater has been around as long as people. Before we wrote scripts, we told stories by acting them out.
Ottawa routs Bethel, 57-7
November 17, 2002
Ottawa University finished its season with a flurry, scoring 51 unanswered points in the second half to beat Bethel 57-7 Saturday.
Jayhawk volleyball downs Baylor, 3-0
November 17, 2002
Josiane Lima had 12 kills and Ashley Michaels added nine, leading the Kansas University volleyball squad to 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-26) win against Bayor on Saturday at Ferrell Center.
Baker men fall
November 17, 2002
The Baker menâÂÂs basketball team lost its first game of the season, a 70-64 defeat at the hands of Midland College on Saturday at Collins Center. Pedro Dos Santos scored 17 points, Ryan Tenbrink had 13 and Brandon McDonnell 12, but it wasnâÂÂt enough for the Wildcats (5-1) to eke out a win.
Ottawa women triumph
November 17, 2002
Amber Lannan had 17 points and eight rebounds, helping the Ottawa womenâÂÂs basketball team defeat Baker 71-65 on Saturday at the Park University Tournament. Tasha Gentry had 11 points and Amber Burkland added 10 for the Wildcats (4-2).
McPherson tips Haskell
November 17, 2002
rystal Richardson had 19 points, helping the McPherson womenâÂÂs basketball team gain a 60-59 win against Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday.
Bookstore
November 17, 2002
Arts notes
November 17, 2002
¢ AIDS quilt panels on display at Spencer ¢ Exhibit features work of architecture students ¢ Vocal concert to feature local, alumni talent
Cleaning down under
November 17, 2002
While some say a basement is a critical refuge during a tornado, I have discovered that the true value of our basement is its natural ability to accumulate stuff.
Roots
November 17, 2002
This week, Home and Away host Cathy Hamilton goes to the Victorian Veranda Country Inn just North of Lawrence on Free State Farm.
Dairy delivers fresh concept
November 17, 2002
If youâÂÂve got Will NewhouseâÂÂs milk, then you received it the old-fashioned way. The Wellsville dairyman is peddling milk in a way that hasnâÂÂt been seen in northeast Kansas for a generation. ItâÂÂs bottled in glass jugs and sold locally.
Squad recovers to shut down SAGU in 30-20 win
November 17, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Eric Brock took control of team DJ duties from sophomore defensive back Martin Woods at halftime Saturday.
University Theatre to stage Shaw classic
You Never Can Tell’ pokes fun at stodgy conventions of Victorian England
November 17, 2002
It’s like Masterpiece Theatre on drugs. So says Kansas University theater and film professor John Staniunas of George Bernard Shaw’s “You Never Can Tell.” Not that Shaw’s 1897 play set in an English resort town includes any pill-popping or hallucinogenic episodes.
Forum debates role of men at abuse rally
November 17, 2002
Organizers of the annual Womyn Take Back The Night event are trying to decide if men should be present when women talk about their experiences as victims of abuse. Saturday they solicited public comments during a meeting at Lawrence Public Library. About 20 people attended.
Oil spill reaches Spain’s coast
November 17, 2002
Small portions of an oil slick reached the coast of northwest Spain on Saturday after a heavily loaded oil tanker ruptured several days ago in a storm.
Twisted minds
November 17, 2002
We’re stuck in a post-9-11 pattern that is frightening and will be a long time with us. “We need luck full-time, every time : they have to be lucky only once.” We tend to realize that more each day in the troubling aftermath of 9-11-01.
O’Neal eyes return Friday
November 17, 2002
One day soon, Shaquille O’Neal will tell Phil Jackson he’s ready to play again. He recently said Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls was a reasonable goal. But O’Neal is nothing if not unpredictable, so the Los Angeles Lakers keep their minds and hearts open, expect him Friday and pray for even a minute earlier.
NBA Roundup: Sprewell back in action
Knick blow fourth-quarter lead, fall to Sixers
November 17, 2002
Latrell Sprewell arrived early, entered the game late and disappeared down the stretch along with the rest of his team.
FBI raids health-care lender office
November 17, 2002
FBI agents Saturday morning raided the Dublin, Ohio, offices of National Century Financial Enterprises Inc., whose financial implosion has threatened patient care and health industry jobs around the country and billions of dollars in bondholders’ investments.
Exhibit features many sides of Einstein
November 17, 2002
Albert Einstein’s wife, the story goes, was asked by a reporter if she understood her husband’s general theory of relativity.
Critics: Homeland security bill ‘expands culture of secrecy’
November 17, 2002
Writers of the homeland security bill, in their quest to shield secrets from terrorists, may end up keeping information from the public that it needs to know, media and watchdog groups say.
KU Football Notebook
November 17, 2002
Big 12 Roundup: Red Raiders shock ‘Horns
November 17, 2002
Texas had no answer for Kliff Kingsbury, and now there’s no chance for a Big 12 Conference or national title.
AP Top 25 Roundup: Lions thump IU
Penn State RB rushes for 327 yards
November 17, 2002
Larry Johnson outdid himself - and every other running back in Penn State history Saturday. Johnson ran for 327 yards, a career-high four touchdowns and shattered a 31-year-old school rushing record as he led the 16th-ranked Nittany Lions to a 58-25 victory at Indiana.
We made it too easy’ - Oklahoma State 55, Kansas 20
KU ends sorry season with loss
November 17, 2002
In a football season with few bright spots, Kansas University’s Curtis Ansel provided a lighthearted moment Saturday when he threw an underarm lob 23 yards on a fake punt. Freshman Greg Heaggans hauled in the bizarre pass at Oklahoma State’s six-yard line.
Khomeini’s grandson joins protest for scholar
November 17, 2002
A grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic republic, on Saturday joined about 1,000 students protesting the death sentence of a university professor on charges of insulting Islam, state-run media reported.
Football Town USA search auditions Lawrence fans
November 17, 2002
They should have known better. Eighty miles short of a winning program, the Coca-Cola team exited Interstate 70. And when its members asked the question, no one knew quite what to say: Lawrence? A football town?
Kansas cross country 6th, 7th at regional
November 17, 2002
The Kansas University cross country team captured respectable showings at SaturdayâÂÂs NCAA Cross Country Regional at ISU Golf Course in Normal, Ill.
Back gains 160 yards in season-ending loss
November 17, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino wishes he had more players like running back Clark Green.
KU ends sorry season with loss
November 17, 2002
In a football season with few bright spots, Kansas UniversityâÂÂs Curtis Ansel provided a lighthearted moment Saturday when he threw an underarm lob 23 yards on a fake punt. Freshman Greg Heaggans hauled in the bizarre pass at Oklahoma StateâÂÂs six-yard line.
year in microcosm
November 17, 2002
No need to consult Yogi Berra. ItâÂÂs over. It really is over. No one can make Kansas UniversityâÂÂs football team play any more games this season. You will never, never, never hear Mark Mangino admit it, but he has to be one of the most relieved head coaches in the country.
Holy Cross coach recalls lopsided loss
November 17, 2002
Ralph Willard hopes his second trip to Kansas UniversityâÂÂs Allen Fieldhouse is a lot more enjoyable than his first. Willard, Holy Crossâ fourth-year menâÂÂs basketball coach, sat on the visitorsâ bench on Dec. 9, 1989 - the afternoon KU scored the most points in school history in a 150-95 devastation of Kentucky.
Hotels aim to spur business
November 17, 2002
Rob Phillips is hoping a cowboy will ride in and save the Lawrence lodging industry. Or at least give it a shot in the arm.
Twisted minds
November 17, 2002
WeâÂÂre stuck in a post-9-11 pattern that is frightening and will be a long time with us. âÂÂWe need luck full-time, every time âÂÂ: they have to be lucky only once.â We tend to realize that more each day in the troubling aftermath of 9-11-01.
Cleaning down under
November 17, 2002
While some say a basement is a critical refuge during a tornado, I have discovered that the true value of our basement is its natural ability to accumulate stuff.
Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today
November 17, 2002
Suspect charged in murder of ‘Little Rascals’ star
November 17, 2002
A judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to try a 52-year-old homeless man on murder charges in the death of Jay R. Smith, a former child actor from the “Our Gang” film series, better known to television audiences as “The Little Rascals.”
Hotels aim to spur business
November 17, 2002
Rob Phillips is hoping a cowboy will ride in and save the Lawrence lodging industry. Or at least give it a shot in the arm.
Upland bird season starts on poor note
In northeast, success low on quail
November 17, 2002
Perhaps taking a key from Wildlife and Parks’ less than-optimistic upland bird forecast, fewer hunters pursued these popular game species than in normal years.
Season-ending defeat Jayhawks’ year in microcosm
November 17, 2002
No need to consult Yogi Berra. It’s over. It really is over. No one can make Kansas University’s football team play any more games this season. You will never, never, never hear Mark Mangino admit it, but he has to be one of the most relieved head coaches in the country.
KU Football Notebook
November 17, 2002
⢠Kansas officials estimated SaturdayâÂÂs attendance at 27,500, making it the Jayhawksâ smallest crowd of the season. The previous low was 34,000 for Texas A&M on Oct. 19. Based on KU estimates, the average crowd for the six KU home games was 36,067. ⢠Matt Jordan, a fifth-year KU senior, opened at free safety in place of sophomore Johnny McCoy, who wasnâÂÂt suited. No explanation was given for the absence of McCoy, a season-long starter. âÂÂI donâÂÂt comment on injuries or personnel matters,â coach Mark Mangino said.
Author asks the dead to identify Jack the Ripper
November 17, 2002
“It is startling what the dead have to say” - and crime novelist Patricia Cornwell proves it in her new nonfiction book.
Area Briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Stray bullet leads to death ¢ American Indians to discuss code talking at university ¢ Program provides information on choosing nursing homes ¢ Republican Women to meet
Briefly
November 17, 2002
¢ Texas: Gunman who threatened high school charged ¢ Maryland: Rescuers search for 1 after garage collapse ¢ California: Suit says AOL part of Homestore scandal ¢ New York: Pastor gives up ministry after abuse allegations ¢ Florida: Endeavour’s launch delayed until next week
Israel seizes West Bank city
November 17, 2002
Israeli soldiers retook this divided city Saturday, imposed a curfew and herded dozens of blindfolded Palestinians into buses. It was a first response to a Palestinian ambush that killed 12 members of the security forces lured into a dead-end alley.
Selling some stocks can reduce your tax bite
November 17, 2002
When I commented in a recent column that personal finances need not be daunting for ordinary folk, I was not, of course, talking about taxes. Taxes are preposterously complex. But since we’re stuck with the tax code, I’ll take my annual stab at the key things investors should consider as the tax year winds down.
Report: Saddam to go to Libya if war starts
November 17, 2002
A London newspaper reported Saturday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had made secret plans for his family and leading members of his regime to be given political asylum in Libya in the event of a war with the United States.
Knight toast of Tech
Red Raiders raise expectations
November 17, 2002
Bob Knight’s first year at Texas Tech brought consistently larger crowds and a national spotlight to the university.
Time ripe to borrow for schools, experts say
November 17, 2002
This may be the best time since John F. Kennedy occupied the White House to borrow millions of dollars to upgrade Lawrence school buildings.
s fall concert features works by opera composers
November 17, 2002
The mere mention of “opera” conjures images in many people’s minds of the proverbial “fat lady” belting out Italian arias in a robust soprano.
n
November 17, 2002
Those who arrive early to Thursday’s University Dance Company concert are in for a rare treat.
Horoscopes
November 17, 2002
Chiefs face different challenge with Bledsoe
November 17, 2002
After chasing Rich Gannon and Jeff Garcia around in Kansas City’s two previous games, Eric Hicks will be almost glad to see heavy-footed Drew Bledsoe. Almost.
Bush renews proven political strategy
November 17, 2002
It is perfectly plausible to argue, as many Democrats and some neutral observers are doing, that the midterm election results tell us no more than who will be running the government for the next two years.
Briefly
November 17, 2002
¢ Ivory Coast: Anti-immigrant violence leads to evacuations ¢ England: Police arrest three in terrorism plot ¢ Kuwait: Authorities arrest senior al-Qaida member ¢ Yemen: U.S. jets patrol Yemen in al-Qaida search ¢ Syria: Dissident released
Exercise tied to staying mentally sharp
November 17, 2002
Nearly 50 years of exercise has chiseled John Gillingham’s body, defying many of aging’s ruthless effects. But what has his dedication to fitness done for the 73-year-old’s brain?
Moscow Boys Choir tunes spiced with world flavor
November 17, 2002
One highlight of the Moscow Boys Choir’s stop in Lawrence - aside from what’s bound to be an ethereal Saturday evening performance - is the cultural exchange that will occur earlier in the day.
Christmas Schooner’ sets sail at Lawrence Community Theatre
November 17, 2002
The perils looming over the characters in Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of “The Christmas Schooner” are dangerously real.
Dairy delivers fresh concept
November 17, 2002
If you’ve got Will Newhouse’s milk, then you received it the old-fashioned way. The Wellsville dairyman is peddling milk in a way that hasn’t been seen in northeast Kansas for a generation. It’s bottled in glass jugs and sold locally.
Journal World All-Area Cross Country: Another banner year for Bulldogs
Sweep of Class 4A state meet makes Baldwin cream of crop
November 17, 2002
The Baldwin cross country program has been among the state’s best the last 10 years, winning six boys’ state titles, along with a handful of individual titles. But this year topped the rest.
Kaw River’s endless potential untapped
November 17, 2002
Stretching 170 miles from Junction City to its confluence with the Missouri River, the Kansas River could - and should - be one of the Sunflower State’s premier recreational and economic resources.
People
November 17, 2002
¢ Fans prevalent at Jackson trial ¢ Country star is proud new dad ¢ ‘40s star ‘Mr. Wally’ dies at 87 ¢ Vonnegut revisits past
News show guests announced
November 17, 2002
The guest lineup for today’s TV news shows has been announced:
Wildcats rout hapless Huskers
November 17, 2002
After his record-setting performance as a ballcarrier, Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson stayed in the game to help a teammate break two more school marks.
Indians win another
Squad recovers to shut down SAGU in 30-20 win
November 17, 2002
Haskell Indian Nations University football coach Eric Brock took control of team DJ duties from sophomore defensive back Martin Woods at halftime Saturday.
Stewart’s talent survives fiery temper
Driver crosses lines but finds success at every level
November 17, 2002
Every time they talk about Tony Stewart they say he crosses the line. It was his impression, earlier in his racing life, that he was supposed to.
McPherson tips Haskell
November 17, 2002
rystal Richardson had 19 points, helping the McPherson women’s basketball team gain a 60-59 win against Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday.
Benedictine thumps Baker
November 17, 2002
Powerful Benedictine proved too tough for the reeling Baker University football squad in its season finale. Fran Johnson passed for 209 yards and a TD, helping Benedictine cruise to a 27-3 victory on Saturday.
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Our Mission: To Inform, to Amuse, and to Help You Make Money
November 17, 2002
Business Briefs
November 17, 2002
Fields throws for 354 yards, school-record six touchdowns
November 17, 2002
Those who studied Josh Fields in pregame warm-ups knew Oklahoma StateâÂÂs quarterback would have a big day Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Book of Maxims’ offers glimpse into general’s life
November 17, 2002
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, perhaps the most feared and respected of Confederate generals, was by most accounts an odd person to have over for dinner.
Gap gaining profits with basics
Retailer ends slump with ads, new fashion
November 17, 2002
After 2 1/2 years of bad fashion statements and financial humiliation, Gap Inc. doesn’t look so scruffy anymore. The San Francisco-based company’s 3,158 stores have been restocked with more basic clothing designed to appeal to mainstream tastes and its catchy ads appear to be luring back once-alienated customers.
Jayhawk volleyball downs Baylor, 3-0
November 17, 2002
Josiane Lima had 12 kills and Ashley Michaels added nine, leading the Kansas University volleyball squad to 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-26) win against Bayor on Saturday at Ferrell Center.
Kansas cross country 6th, 7th at regional
November 17, 2002
The Kansas University cross country team captured respectable showings at Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Regional at ISU Golf Course in Normal, Ill.
Holy Cross coach recalls lopsided loss
November 17, 2002
Ralph Willard hopes his second trip to Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse is a lot more enjoyable than his first. Willard, Holy Cross’ fourth-year men’s basketball coach, sat on the visitors’ bench on Dec. 9, 1989 - the afternoon KU scored the most points in school history in a 150-95 devastation of Kentucky.
Ottawa women triumph
November 17, 2002
Amber Lannan had 17 points and eight rebounds, helping the Ottawa women’s basketball team defeat Baker 71-65 on Saturday at the Park University Tournament. Tasha Gentry had 11 points and Amber Burkland added 10 for the Wildcats (4-2).
Briefly
November 17, 2002
¢ Washington, D.C.: Feds will meet deadline for hiring airport screeners ¢ North Korea: North Korea threatens to end missile moratorium ¢ Germany: Report: CIA tried to recruit associates of 9-11 terrorists
Rooms & Roots
November 17, 2002
This week, Home and Away host Cathy Hamilton goes to the Victorian Veranda Country Inn just North of Lawrence on Free State Farm.
It’s time to put roses to rest for winter
November 17, 2002
One of the most majestic and well recognized plants in the home landscape is the rose. Though most shrub roses are hardy in Kansas, other types of roses can be more tender.
Travel briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Top 10 for cruising ¢ More Americans hitting road in RVs ¢ Lighter pollution reported at parks
Dive right in!
Rich adventure comes at reasonable price in waters off Cozumel
November 17, 2002
It took only one dive into the blue Caribbean waters off the island of Cozumel for the late marine biologist Jacques Cousteau to declare the coral reefs among the world’s greatest.
Douglas County Senior Services
November 17, 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.
Sense for seniors: Get important papers organized for emergencies
November 17, 2002
“Mom, what are we going to do when you’re too old to do your own paperwork?” asked my superorganized daughter recently. “We hardly cope with it now!”
Strategies keep brain cells perky
November 17, 2002
Constantly challenging the brain helps to build dendrites, said Fuller, who tells her students to learn new languages, play word games, do mental math and stay socially active.
Here’s a tip on cleaning bottom of grimy pan
November 17, 2002
When you have a dirty frying pan, try this cleaning method. It usually will remove all the black, cruddy buildup from the bottom of a pan or an electric skillet, for that matter.
Hosts need to be aware of amenities
November 17, 2002
Here’s an anxiety-inducing scenario most Americans are familiar with. Your holiday guests are set to arrive in a matter of hours, and you don’t know how to prepare other than set out fresh towels and change bed linens.
Fashion briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Make sense out of shopping for scents ¢ L’eggs says indulge in favorite sweets
Authors suggest tips for interview
November 17, 2002
It’s true there are a lot of variables when it comes to appropriate workplace attire. Factors to be considered are the type of work, the industry standards and even the weather.
Improvisational theater has long history
November 17, 2002
Improvisational theater has been around as long as people. Before we wrote scripts, we told stories by acting them out.
Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert features works by opera composers
November 17, 2002
The mere mention of “opera” conjures images in many people’s minds of the proverbial “fat lady” belting out Italian arias in a robust soprano.
Theater professor writes book for actors and directors
November 17, 2002
Though the ideas in Kansas University theater and film professor John Staniunas’ new book are his own, he still finds himself consulting the text all the time.
What are you reading?
November 17, 2002
Wingin’ it: Local improv troupes say art sends good vibe to universe
November 17, 2002
The Improbables have a mantra: Never deny. Always reply. Never ask why. “Other than that, don’t die or barf or defecate on stage and you’ll be OK,” said Eric Rath, artistic director for the Lawrence improv group.
Handle with care
Lawrence glassblower’s ‘Growth’ sculpture takes root in KC
November 17, 2002
This guy has achieved legendary status in some sets. Yet here he is :quot; blue jeans, tennis shoes, no shirt, a brown leather belt with the name “Vern” stamped into it :quot; working in a back-alley garage in Lawrence.
Post office offers holiday gift suggestions
November 17, 2002
Thinking of buying a gift this holiday season for your stamp-collecting friend or family member?
Local Briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Fire & Medical station dedicates sculpture ¢ Safety: Today is peak date for deer-auto accidents ¢ Kansas University: HOPE winner named ¢ World: Russian judges to visit Kansas law schools
Football Town USA search auditions Lawrence fans
November 17, 2002
They should have known better. Eighty miles short of a winning program, the Coca-Cola team exited Interstate 70. And when its members asked the question, no one knew quite what to say: Lawrence? A football town?
Ottawa courier’s Honda rolls past a million miles
November 17, 2002
Ten years ago, Gordon Bearss drove a new Honda Accord wagon off the assembly line as the company’s plant in this central Ohio community celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Baker orchestra plans fall concert of classics
November 17, 2002
The Baker University Orchestra’s annual fall concert will be Tuesday at Rice Auditorium.
Menninger to name partner next month
November 17, 2002
Officials with the Menninger clinic will consider a medical school partnership next month that could result in the psychiatric institute leaving Topeka. Menninger and Bear Stearns & Co. are preparing to make a proposal at the Dec. 4 trustees meeting in Kansas City, Mo., said clinic spokeswoman Nancy Trowbridge.
Pharmacist set to be sentenced Dec. 5
November 17, 2002
A former pharmacist who admitted diluting thousands of prescriptions should receive the maximum 30-year sentence allowed under a plea agreement, prosecutors argued Friday.
Annual protest planned today at Fort Benning
November 17, 2002
Thousands of people attended workshops and religious ceremonies Saturday in preparation for a demonstration against a military school they say abuses human rights in Latin America.
Pope defrocks U.S. priest
November 17, 2002
A priest who was accused but not convicted of child molestation has been defrocked by Pope John Paul II for disobeying orders to not serve as a priest in public.
When the cows come home - as kangaroos
November 17, 2002
People always ask me: How come the newspaper prints so much bad news? How come the front page always has negative headlines like: “Freak Espresso Machine Explosion Destroys Crowded Starbucks”?
Megan’s Laws need balance of safety, privacy
November 17, 2002
Of course I want to know. I want to know if there’s a rapist on the block, a pedophile in the neighborhood.
Police crisis deepens in Venezuela
November 17, 2002
President Hugo Chavez moved to take control of the Caracas police force Saturday, but opponents of the leftist leader rejected the maneuver as a threat to talks on resolving the country’s deepening and violent political crisis.
Ukraine’s government fired
November 17, 2002
President Leonid Kuchma on Saturday fired the government of Prime Minister Anatoliy Kinakh, a presidential spokeswoman said, a fresh chapter in the political turmoil that has plagued the former Soviet republic in its decade of independence.
A real threat
November 17, 2002
Iraq claims civilian deaths in U.S. strikes
November 17, 2002
A U.S.-British airstrike in southern Iraq killed seven civilians and wounded four, the Iraqi military said Saturday. An unidentified military spokesman told the official Iraqi News Agency that warplanes bombed areas Friday in Najaf province, 93 miles south of Baghdad.
Lawrence Commuter Report
November 17, 2002
State Briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Eudora: Boards set joint session ¢ Wichita: Suspect convicted for bar-fight death ¢ Kansas City, Kan.: No juror misconduct found in libel case
27th and Iowa
November 17, 2002
Four injured in two-car crash on U.S. 24-40
November 17, 2002
Four people were injured when two cars collided Saturday night on U.S. Highway 24-40 at the entrance to the KOA Campgrounds north of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Marilyn Jane ‘Sandy’ Wakeman
November 17, 2002
Mavs add veteran Strickland
November 17, 2002
Veteran forward Mark Strickland joined the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday after the NBA granted the team a roster exception because of a rash of injuries.
Meteor shower will be visible in United States, experts say
November 17, 2002
This week may be the last chance until 2099 to see a truly spectacular meteor shower, scientists say. The annual Leonid meteor shower usually delivers only a few visible meteors. But there could be thousands each hour Tuesday - the largest such shower expected until the end of the century.
Bond issue spending likely cut, Weseman says
November 17, 2002
Supt. Randy Weseman said the Lawrence school board would probably trim bond-issue spending proposals to less than $63.3 million.
Lawrence School Board
Board to focus on bond issue
November 17, 2002
Agenda highlights ¢ 7 p.m. Monday ¢ 110 McDonald Drive
Book says CIA gave millions to Afghan warlords
November 17, 2002
A new book says President Bush’s advisers had grave doubts about the early course of the war in Afghanistan and suggests that the ultimate defeat of the Taliban was due largely to millions of dollars in hundred-dollar bills the CIA handed out to Afghan warlords to win their support.
More states require Pledge of Allegiance
November 17, 2002
The patriotic atmosphere following the Sept. 11 attacks - together with a backlash against a federal court ruling - have prompted more and more states to require that the Pledge of Allegiance be said in school.
FDNY to protest claim of looting at WTC site
November 17, 2002
Furious FDNY members are gearing up for a protest Monday against a book claiming New York’s Bravest looted World Trade Center stores while the twin towers burned.
Potter’ film falls short of original’s opening day
November 17, 2002
Harry Potter is working box-office magic again, though the boy wizard couldn’t quite conjure up a revenue record.
On the record
November 17, 2002
Clown camp serious work
Attendees prepare for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
November 17, 2002
Finally, a class where clowning around is encouraged. Hundreds of wannabe funnymen and funnywomen assembled Saturday for a one-hour primer on the do’s and don’ts of clowning.
Leave us alone
November 17, 2002
Business Briefcase
November 17, 2002
¢ Consumer News: IRS has $80 million in undelivered refunds ¢ Motley Fool: Name that company ¢ Coming Monday
Statement promises attacks unless U.S. drops Israel
November 17, 2002
A statement attributed to al-Qaida threatened more attacks in New York and Washington unless America stops supporting Israel and converts to Islam, an Arab TV reporter who received the unsigned document said Saturday.
Outdoors Briefs
November 17, 2002
¢ Cargill ordered to pay Missouri for killing fish ¢ More trout stocked into Lake Henry
State relies heavily on calls to Operation Game Thief
November 17, 2002
Upland bird seasons, waterfowl seasons and archery deer seasons are in full swing, and on Dec. 4 the Kansas firearms deer season will lure yet another group of hunters afield.
Locator beacons earn OK
FCC ruling makes handheld units available to public
November 17, 2002
Getting lost in the Everglades used to mean waiting up to several days for help to arrive. But starting in July, hikers in the Everglades and other remote areas of the United States will be able to buy personal emergency beacons that summon help quickly.
Green shines for Jayhawks
Back gains 160 yards in season-ending loss
November 17, 2002
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino wishes he had more players like running back Clark Green.
Baker men fall
November 17, 2002
The Baker men’s basketball team lost its first game of the season, a 70-64 defeat at the hands of Midland College on Saturday at Collins Center. Pedro Dos Santos scored 17 points, Ryan Tenbrink had 13 and Brandon McDonnell 12, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats (5-1) to eke out a win.
Iraq says resolution forced on nation
November 17, 2002
President Saddam Hussein said Saturday he had no choice but to accept a tough new U.N. weapons inspection resolution because the United States and Israel had shown their “claws and teeth” and declared unilateral war on the Iraqi people.
Time ripe to borrow for schools, experts say
November 17, 2002
This may be the best time since John F. Kennedy occupied the White House to borrow millions of dollars to upgrade Lawrence school buildings.
Law forces schools to assist military
Provision raises privacy issues
November 17, 2002
His letter probably surprised - and alarmed - many of the parents who received it. But Tonganoxie High School Principal Mike Bogart thought they should know.
Cowboys’ QB has field day
Fields throws for 354 yards, school-record six touchdowns
November 17, 2002
Those who studied Josh Fields in pregame warm-ups knew Oklahoma State’s quarterback would have a big day Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Benedictine thumps Baker
November 17, 2002
Powerful Benedictine proved too tough for the reeling Baker University football squad in its season finale. Fran Johnson passed for 209 yards and a TD, helping Benedictine cruise to a 27-3 victory on Saturday.
Martin’s appeal turned down
Driver remains 89 points behind leader Stewart
November 17, 2002
Mark Martin’s appeal of a 25-point penalty was rejected Saturday, making his bid to overtake Tony Stewart for the Winston Cup championship that much tougher.
Fort Hays State final warmup for KU women
November 17, 2002
Hopefully, those pesky jitterbugs won’t attack the Kansas University women’s basketball squad so hard this time. The Jayhawks finish their exhibition season at 2 p.m. today when Fort Hays State visits Allen Fieldhouse.
Ottawa routs Bethel, 57-7
November 17, 2002
Ottawa University finished its season with a flurry, scoring 51 unanswered points in the second half to beat Bethel 57-7 Saturday.
Suit is at home in workplace
November 17, 2002
Over the past few years, the power suit has gone from being a status symbol to a joke. But who’s laughing now? Surely not all the people who are dusting off those suits and heading out to a job interview after the spate of layoffs in several formerly business-casual industries.
Depression glass used for table settings
November 17, 2002
The hostess setting a Thanksgiving table in the 1930s probably used glass dishes for some of the courses. Candlesticks, berry bowls, gravy boats and serving dishes, as well as standard place settings, were made of inexpensive Depression glass.
Pets should avoid treats at holidays
November 17, 2002
The arrival of the holiday season will mean an increase in the number of pets visiting veterinarians for upset digestive systems due to consuming “human food” items. There are numerous tempting dangers for dogs and cats at this time of year.
Swing groups perform for Lawrence Habitat
November 17, 2002
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will sponsor “Swing Time & Coffee” at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Arts notes
November 17, 2002
¢ Spencer docents win art education award ¢ Lawrence actors play leading roles in KC show ¢ Toy soldiers subject of antique program
Concert to feature choreography of modern dance legend Limón
November 17, 2002
Those who arrive early to Thursday’s University Dance Company concert are in for a rare treat.