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West Virginia’s Cobourne earns fourth 1,000-yard season
October 20, 2002
Avon Cobourne preferred to talk about West Virginia’s victory. Cobourne became the fifth Division I-A running back to have four 1,000-yard seasons Saturday, joining Pittsburgh’s Tony Dorsett, Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne, North Carolina’s Amos Lawrence and New Mexico State’s Denvis Manns.
OU defuses Cyclones
Second-ranked Sooners spank No. 9 ISU, 49-3
October 20, 2002
Oklahoma delivered a brutal blow of reality to Iowa State. Quentin Griffin and Kejuan Jones each ran for two touchdown and No. 2 Oklahoma dealt a setback to Seneca Wallace’s Heisman Trophy hopes in beating the ninth-ranked Cyclones 49-3 Saturday.
Feisty Jewell drops Baker
October 20, 2002
Bubba Rhodes returned the opening kickoff, and William Jewell never trailed, defeating Baker, 23-17, in college football Saturday.
City volleyball squads struggle at Emporia
Seabury Academy winless at Oskaloosa
October 20, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team finished 1-2 and Lawrence High was 1-3 on Saturday at the Emporia Tournament. The Firebirds fell to Shawnee Mission Miege, 15-7, 15-7, and Shawnee Mission Northwest, 15-10, 7-15, 15-13, before defeating Maize, 8-15, 15-13, 15-12.
No. 22 Mizzou sweeps Kansas volleyball squad
October 20, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team lost its second straight match, falling to No. 22 Missouri, 30-22, 30-16, 30-24, on Saturday at Hearnes Center.
Suspensions mar Senior Day
October 20, 2002
Kansas University soccer player Brianna Valento was supposed to walk off SuperTarget field for the last time side-by-side with four senior teammates and some smiles.
DiMarco retains edge at Disney
Leader cards 69 to remain in front by two strokes
October 20, 2002
Chris DiMarco didn’t have to spend any time at the Magic Kingdom to feel like he was on a roller coaster Saturday.
Big 12 Roundup: Oklahoma State stuns Nebraska
Cowboys win against Cornhuskers for first time since 1961; Colorado blanks Baylor
October 20, 2002
While Nebraska is trying to recall when it last experienced such a bleak season, the surprised Oklahoma State Cowboys are thinking about a bowl game.
Baker decision on hold
October 20, 2002
Even the excitement of playing for the championship won’t persuade Giants owner Peter Magowan to change his plan to address manager Dusty Baker’s contract status until after the World Series.
Free State snares pair of state tennis titles
October 20, 2002
In the final tally, the state of Kansas had no chance against Free State’s finest in the Class 6A state tennis tournament. Free State’s Emily Wang captured yet another singles title, her second in two years on Saturday.
Kansas hunting seasons
October 20, 2002
Lake Henry to receive 1,500 trout
October 20, 2002
Kansas trout season began last Tuesday and will continue through next April 15. In this area, Lake Henry in Clinton State Park will be stocked with 1,500 trout during the next two months.
Briefs
October 20, 2002
Buffalo auction slated Nov. 13 at Maxwell WA Commission to meet Thursday in Manhattan
Drought could play hob with waterfowl season
October 20, 2002
Hunters who have grown accustomed to seeing lots of young, naive ducks over their decoys in recent years might see a change for the 2002-2003 waterfowl season, according to Dale Humburg, a Missouri conservation official.
Companies bid to build shaft for salt museum
October 20, 2002
Two companies say they would use super-chilled brine to keep an aquifer at bay while drilling a shaft for the future Kansas Underground Salt Museum.
Clarence ‘Jim’ Bradshaw
October 20, 2002
Barbara J. “Bobbi” Downs
October 20, 2002
Andrew Norris
October 20, 2002
Future firefighters learn ropes in downtown alleys
October 20, 2002
They spent the day in the back alleys of Lawrence, learning the art of breaking and entering. At the hands of their trainers, 13 recruits were being schooled on their way to becoming the newest crop of Lawrence firefighters.
Lawrence school board
October 20, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
City busy enforcing code for political yard signs
October 20, 2002
The Nov. 5 general election is drawing near, and the signs are everywhere. Political candidate signs, that is. And though there’s nothing illegal about a little self-promotion, city code prohibits candidates from staking signs in city rights-of-way.
Lawrence commuter report
October 20, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region.
KSU duo working on anthrax detector
Physicists using government grant to develop ‘critical component’
October 20, 2002
A year ago, as Americans faced the anthrax scare, many were frightened senseless because they feared that spilled sugar or dust bunnies might be the deadly spores.
Lillian F. Gantz
October 20, 2002
Local book draws ridicule from humorist
October 20, 2002
Floridians, silly and serious, are drawing inspiration from a Lawrence publishing company’s new state-rankings book on education. The book of state-by-state rankings on education quality published in September by Kathleen and Scott Morgan of Morgan Quitno Press has been at the center of the gubernatorial campaign there and has caught the attention of syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry of the Miami Herald.
Blast at Moscow McDonald’s injures seven
October 20, 2002
A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a McDonald’s restaurant in southwest Moscow that was crowded with lunchtime customers, injuring at least seven people. Officials disagreed on whether the explosion was a terrorist act or part of the criminal underworld violence that plagues Russia.
U.S. pressures N. Korea to end program
October 20, 2002
A U.S. envoy on Saturday urged North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, warning there will be no easy way out for the recalcitrant communist regime.
Kurds set sights on oil fields if U.S. attacks Iraq
October 20, 2002
The top Iraqi Kurdish military commander said Saturday that his forces would try to capture nearby oil-rich areas if the United States strikes at Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Bradley calls 2004 presidential bid unlikely
October 20, 2002
Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley said Saturday that he was unlikely to make a second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in two years. “I don’t think I’m going to do it,” Bradley said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Sniper task force studying latest shooting in Virginia
Traveler shot outside steakhouse 90 miles south of Washington
October 20, 2002
A 37-year-old man was shot and wounded Saturday night in a steakhouse parking lot, and authorities were investigating whether the Washington-area sniper had struck again, for the first time on a weekend.
Alean Sims Courter
October 20, 2002
News shows list guest lineups
October 20, 2002
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows.
Great Britons’ list pared to 10
October 20, 2002
John Lennon made the cut, but Paul McCartney did not. Queen Elizabeth I is there but not Queen Elizabeth II. The British Broadcasting Corp. on Saturday released a list of the 10 greatest Britons in history, based on more than 30,000 votes by the public.
Series is heaven for longtime fan
Long Beach retiree has been rooting for Angels since team’s inception
October 20, 2002
Frank Blair has followed the Anaheim Angels through three name changes, three stadiums, four children and 10 grandchildren. His only relationship that has lasted longer is a 57-year marriage to his wife, Ruth, 77.
U.S. government to train Saddam’s opponents
October 20, 2002
The Pentagon will train thousands of opponents of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to help in a possible invasion, under an order signed by President Bush, U.S. officials said Saturday.
War concerns
October 20, 2002
Governorships being hotly contested
October 20, 2002
“The question,” said Bob McAlister, a veteran of former South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell’s staff, “is why either of these guys wants it.” The “guys” he was referring to are Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges and his Republican challenger, former U.S. House member Mark Sanford.
Lost opportunity
October 20, 2002
Maintaining the status quo along 23rd Street simply isn’t good enough. Every time a business along the heavily commercialized portion of 23rd Street is allowed to rebuild, remodel or reconfigure its building without improving the traffic situation along that street is a lost opportunity for the city of Lawrence.
On the record
October 20, 2002
Source says shell casing in truck not related to sniper case
October 20, 2002
A shell casing found in a white box truck seized by investigators in Virginia is of a larger caliber than the ammunition used in 12 attacks by the Washington-area sniper, law enforcement sources said Saturday, meaning the shell could not fit in the type of weapon authorities say the sniper has been firing.
Briefcase
October 20, 2002
Fried Twinkies latest fad Rank ‘em: Consumers list hotels as giving best service Motley Fool: Name that company
Job seekers encountering less courtesy
Tide of job applications, technology make it difficult for companies to reply to rm
October 20, 2002
Doug Ecklund totes up 11 months of job searching with these figures about 1,000 rmsent out via e-mail, just two interviews in person, one over the telephone and zero offers.
A concerned state
Graves, Kansas leaders expecting slow recovery
October 20, 2002
Slow and nervous. That’s the outlook for the Kansas economy according to many of the state’s economic leaders. Gov. Bill Graves, three former Kansas governors and a host of economists and business leaders gathered Thursday at Kansas University to discuss the outlook for both the economy and the state’s budget situation.
Douglas County Senior Services
October 20, 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. Call Senior Services, 842-0543, for information or to register.
Apathy of young voters distorting political landscape
October 20, 2002
The nation’s electorate is rapidly graying, with the cadre of older Americans who plan to take part in the Nov. 5 elections outnumbering people younger than 30 by more than 2 to 1, creating a distorted national politics in which the issues that dominate campaigns and Capitol Hill reflect an ever-smaller slice of the country.
Year of Mountains inspires new stamps
October 20, 2002
Stamps in the shape of mountains? Take a peak! Yes, the latest stamp set from Canada features eight new 48-cent stamps shaped like mountains.
Survey says cats provide more comfort
October 20, 2002
Researchers have long known that pets help relieve social isolation and depression. People in declining health, who may lack energy and have difficulty leaving the house, often can’t enjoy the simple pleasures of dog ownership, such as walks in the park.
Severe case of maggots could result in shock
Several species begin feeding on pet’s tissue
October 20, 2002
I read your column regularly and would like you to address maggot infestations in older animals. I had an outdoor collie who was elderly. One day he couldn’t get up, and when I lifted his tail his anal area was bright red. I got him into the car and to the vet just in time to save his life.
Retired greyhounds ‘reach the beach’
October 20, 2002
About 3,000 retired athletes ended a five-day get-together on the beach here Monday, and not one of them bragged about setting records, or pulled out old newspaper clippings, or even became an on-air analyst in old age. Still, they were a bunch of lucky dogs.
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra files for bankruptcy
October 20, 2002
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has suspended concerts for 45 days after filing a bankruptcy notice in court.
New digital SLRs expensive
October 20, 2002
Every other September one of the world’s top photography conventions, Photokina, is held in Cologne, Germany. So important is the show to manufacturers that they often hold off new product introduction until it opens.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
October 20, 2002
New Jersey poet laureate strikes back at critics
October 20, 2002
New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka criticized Israeli and Jewish groups’ involvement in U.S. politics and reiterated that he would not give up his post as official state poet amid accusations of anti-Semitism.
McCoury Band wins awards
October 20, 2002
The Del McCoury Band took home three International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, including best entertainer in bluegrass music and a first-time win for song of the year. It was the sixth entertainer award for McCoury and his band.
Storm Watchers’ chronicles meterology
October 20, 2002
In mid-September, top government weather officials called in reporters for the official announcement of the winter weather forecast, a long-range affair that has become an annual ritual. Their pronouncements were both cautious and confident, reflecting today’s improved ability to forecast weather.
Let home capture sensation of autumn
October 20, 2002
Do you find you change your attitude when the seasons change? You look at things differently and your mood makes note of the transition. So can your home. The change of seasons can give a kick-start to room-freshening projects and ideas.
Kinnear’s career takes turn
After starting in comedies, actor tackles seamy ‘Auto Focus’ role
October 20, 2002
Before they portray real people, actors often try connecting with their characters by peering at moldy TV footage, listening to radio broadcasts or reading biographies. For Greg Kinnear’s latest role, it was watching porn.
Improvisation, world cultures drive Urban Tap
October 20, 2002
Urban Tap will present “Full Cycle” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. “Full Cycle” represents an mixture of cultures from around the world. The performance embodies the idea of “coming full circle” by using elements of music and dance that the troupe has collected from around the world.
23-game span of futility ends in romp
October 20, 2002
After struggling through a 23-game drought, the Haskell Indian Nations University football team proved the adage, “when it rains, it pours,” on Saturday. The Fightin’ Indians blew out Trinity Bible College, 68-0, in their homecoming game at Haskell Stadium, earning their first victory since the 2000 season.
Doubles pairs finish in 4th, 5th place
October 20, 2002
Baldwin High tennis coach Ginny Honomichl’s utopia on Saturday would have been a 1-2 finish for her doubles teams at the Class 4A state tournament at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
City busy enforcing code for political yard signs
October 20, 2002
The Nov. 5 general election is drawing near, and the signs are everywhere. Political candidate signs, that is. And though there’s nothing illegal about a little self-promotion, city code prohibits candidates from staking signs in city rights-of-way.
Future firefighters learn ropes in downtown alleys
October 20, 2002
They spent the day in the back alleys of Lawrence, learning the art of breaking and entering. At the hands of their trainers, 13 recruits were being schooled on their way to becoming the newest crop of Lawrence firefighters.
Maple Leaf Festival thrives in Baldwin
October 20, 2002
Cars crept slowly into town Saturday morning, backed up four miles. Parking space was at a premium, sidewalks were jumbled with strollers and lawn chairs, and food stands  like squatters  had claimed yards throughout town.
Local book draws ridicule from humorist
October 20, 2002
Floridians, silly and serious, are drawing inspiration from a Lawrence publishing company’s new state-rankings book on education. The book of state-by-state rankings on education quality published in September by Kathleen and Scott Morgan of Morgan Quitno Press has been at the center of the gubernatorial campaign there  and has caught the attention of syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry of the Miami Herald.
Graves, Kansas leaders expecting slow recovery
October 20, 2002
Slow and nervous. That’s the outlook for the Kansas economy according to many of the state’s economic leaders. Gov. Bill Graves, three former Kansas governors and a host of economists and business leaders gathered Thursday at Kansas University to discuss the outlook for both the economy and the state’s budget situation.
Lawrence barn dancers celebrate 20 years
October 20, 2002
The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. has been organizing old-time music and dance gatherings for 20 years. And though Jane Pennington hasn’t been twirling and toe-tapping with the group for nearly that long, Saturday night’s 20th anniversary celebration held a warm place in her heart.
s defining theme: campaign money
October 20, 2002
In the race for state insurance commissioner, acceptance of campaign contributions from the insurance industry has become one of the main issues. Republican Sandy Praeger, a state senator from Lawrence, faces Democrat Jim Garner, a legislator from Coffeyville, in the Nov. 5 election.
Arts notes
October 20, 2002
Choral groups to perform at Corpus Christi KU design professors to showcase works ‘Haunted Castle’ showing in KC
Arts notes
October 20, 2002
T-shirt raises money for war victims Sears catalogs predicted future of fashion
Volunteer helps beautify United Way Building garden
October 20, 2002
Much has been said of heroes in the past year. Americans across the county have embraced their spirit and praised their work. Undoubtedly, the efforts of some people remain unsung. Elaine Fellenstein is one such person. Single-handedly, she has beautified the gardens at the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court.
Fall is time to fertilize spring bulbs
October 20, 2002
The sunny days and mild temperatures have helped make fall gardening chores rather enjoyable. Many gardeners are finishing up those outdoor chores in anticipation of the approaching cold weather.
M
October 20, 2002
I sure hope Kansas University secondary coach Pat Henderson’s wife gave him a big hug when he walked into the house on Saturday evening. Henderson needed it.
Wyoming museum as wild as the West
October 20, 2002
On many Fridays, the lunch conversation between Charles Preston and Bob Pickering drifted from their work as curators at a natural history museum in Denver to ways they’d liven up the joint if they were in charge.
Horoscopes
October 20, 2002
Pop-country sweetheart gets funky on newest album
Cry’ completes Hill’s transformation into pop diva
October 20, 2002
The first time Faith Hill recorded a rock song, it was a lightweight version of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.” That was back in 1993, and the small-town girl from Star, Miss., admitted that as a die-hard Reba McEntire fan, she’d never heard Joplin’s classic rock records.
Poesis is fashion experiment
October 20, 2002
After 11 years of studying to be a scientist, Denton Kump did the natural thing: She became an accessories designer. The career move might not be “natural” for other pharmaceutical researchers, but Kump says launching the Poesis collection sort of just evolved from her everyday life.
Henderson: A lifetime of making jazz sing
October 20, 2002
Luther Henderson speaks humbly of the experience that sparked his interest in musical theater. It happened nearly 70 years ago, when the orchestrator and pianist was a teen-ager growing up in Harlem. It was something he would never forget: He saw the original production of George and Ira Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”
One-acts gracefully tackle serious subjects
October 20, 2002
War has a tendency to bring out people’s demons. In “Fatherland,” Kansas University student playwright Adam Merker slowly reveals his characters’ inner monsters as they struggle with the unpleasant realities of war. The one-act is half of a double bill being staged this weekend by English Alternative Theatre and Card Table Theatre at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Gov’t Mule’s soul shines
Group delivers in Liberty Hall concert
October 20, 2002
Gov’t Mule might be a ‘60s-styled, jacked-up, blues-rock band or a hippie jam band. Or perhaps the Mule is a vehicle for Warren Haynes, the ultimate anachronism; a guitar hero. Friday night, in front of a packed Liberty Hall crowd, Gov’t Mule played two sets and an encore that spanned more than three hours yet left fans, some traveling from as far as Denver or Chicago, hollering for more.
Tony Award-winner making transition to recording artist
October 20, 2002
As a child in Trinidad, Heather Headley remembers grabbing her hairbrush, sneaking into her father’s church and singing the R&B songs of her favorite artists Whitney Houston, Anita Baker and CeCe Winans.
Lied Broadway series to feature ‘South Pacific’
October 20, 2002
“South Pacific,” a Rodger and Hammerstein classic, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center. The musical was an immediate hit on Broadway when it first opened in 1949, and a successful film version followed in 1958.
What are you reading?
October 20, 2002
New American Sportsman’ mixed bag
October 20, 2002
The “New American Sportsman” aired its sixth episode last week on ESPN2. I haven’t seen all the shows, but I’ve had a mixed reaction to the programs I have watched.
Time to watch out for deer
October 20, 2002
With deer-breeding season in full swing, the Kansas Highway Patrol is advising motorists to be cautious of deer activity on and around Kansas roadways.
Proliferation experts fear motives of North Korea
October 20, 2002
North Korea’s knock on the door of the burgeoning nuclear club has thrown into question the decades-old idea of a nuclear elite pledged to keeping other countries out.
Positive attitude no cure for cancer, study finds
Research concludes life isn’t prolonged by upbeat frame of mind
October 20, 2002
New research has dealt a blow to the idea that a positive outlook might improve a patient’s chances of surviving cancer, scientists said Saturday.
Courtyard care
Volunteer helps beautify United Way Building garden
October 20, 2002
Much has been said of heroes in the past year. Americans across the county have embraced their spirit and praised their work. Undoubtedly, the efforts of some people remain unsung. Elaine Fellenstein is one such person. Single-handedly, she has beautified the gardens at the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court.
Errors jeopardize homicide cases
Mishandling of evidence found in at least eight cases, audit shows
October 20, 2002
Slipshod handling of evidence by Kansas City Police has put at least eight possible homicide prosecutions in doubt, while evidence in other cases has disappeared or been ruined in outdated storage systems, an internal audit showed.
Gilbert’s ‘Last American Man’ portrays complex person
October 20, 2002
It would be easy to portray Eustace Conway as simply a present-day Daniel Boone, a man who set out to become self-sufficient as a response to some dissatisfaction with modern society and all its conveniences. After all, his home is a 1,000-acre plot of land in the Appalachian wilderness of North Carolina and he lives off the food he grows and the animals he catches, the skins of which he uses to make his clothes.
Politics briefs
October 20, 2002
Sebelius outlines agriculture proposals Police groups endorse opposite AG candidates Shallenburger sets tour Few Kansas politicians answering voter survey Treasury candidate’s loan receives criticism Sebelius touting plug from primary election
Local briefs
October 20, 2002
School District: Public meetings planned to discuss facility study 4-H: County achievement ceremony scheduled Politics: 3rd District candidate has write-in campaign United Way: Countywide campaign at 30 percent of goal
Maple Leaf Festival thrives in Baldwin
October 20, 2002
Cars crept slowly into town Saturday morning, backed up four miles. Parking space was at a premium, sidewalks were jumbled with strollers and lawn chairs, and food stands like squatters had claimed yards throughout town.
Bulldogs take third
Doubles pairs finish in 4th, 5th place
October 20, 2002
Baldwin High tennis coach Ginny Honomichl’s utopia on Saturday would have been a 1-2 finish for her doubles teams at the Class 4A state tournament at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Arts notes
October 20, 2002
Biographer to begin Lecture Series Halloween event set for Saturday Historical society to sponsor bus tour Vampires to be theme of Washburn discussion Women in Arts committee formed Sculptures to be added at Washburn Exhibition Lied Center director leaves for Butler
October 20, 2002
Third on the depth chart to begin the season, Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Long is now No. 1 in the Aggies’ football record books.
creative spaces
October 20, 2002
Mother and son Pam and Dave Loewenstein work in two vastly different corners of the art world. Pam Loewenstein spends hours bent over her potter’s wheel, forming wet clay into mugs, bowls, plates, jars, then applying colorful glazes. Her finished pieces line her studio shelves and often end up in other people’s kitchens.
Group delivers in Liberty Hall concert
October 20, 2002
Gov’t Mule might be a ‘60s-styled, jacked-up, blues-rock band or a hippie jam band. Or perhaps the Mule is a vehicle for Warren Haynes, the ultimate anachronism; a guitar hero. Friday night, in front of a packed Liberty Hall crowd, Gov’t Mule played two sets and an encore that spanned more than three hours yet left fans, some traveling from as far as Denver or Chicago, hollering for more.
Briefly
October 20, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Bush promotes 401(k) protections California: FBI director pays due to U.S. Muslims Boston: USS Constitution spat nears settlement Washington, D.C.: Candidate swears, ‘It’s no big deal’ Washington, D.C.: Army dispatches helicopters to Kuwait
Ags: ‘We just threw over the top’
October 20, 2002
Third on the depth chart to begin the season, Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Long is now No. 1 in the Aggies’ football record books.
Chiefs’ Gonzalez eyes matchup with rookie
October 20, 2002
From Denver’s point of view, this could be the worst week in the entire season to slap a one-game suspension on strong safety Kenoy Kennedy.
ASU secures ‘huge’ win over Oregon
October 20, 2002
Arizona State quarterback Andrew Walter tried to come up with words to adequately describe his team’s surprising victory against No. 6 Oregon, and he kept going back to one in particular.
Bonds homers, Giants hold off Angels in opener - San Francisco 4, Anaheim 3
October 20, 2002
Barry Bonds started his first World Series with a trot instead of a walk, and the San Francisco Giants played home run derby the rest of the way.
Indians’ skid grinds to halt - Haskell 68, Trinity Bible 0
23-game span of futility ends in romp
October 20, 2002
After struggling through a 23-game drought, the Haskell Indian Nations University football team proved the adage, “when it rains, it pours,” on Saturday. The Fightin’ Indians blew out Trinity Bible College, 68-0, in their homecoming game at Haskell Stadium, earning their first victory since the 2000 season.
Ostertag getting new-found respect
October 20, 2002
Greg Ostertag’s greatest assist never appeared in an NBA box score. It didn’t win a game, either. Ostertag helped save his sister’s life.
Ina Cathcart Harding
October 20, 2002
Back-road risks
County looks to curb rural driving hazards
October 20, 2002
Mike and Jan Swalm know all too well the dangers of driving on county roads. In April 2001, their son, Peter, was killed in a head-on collision on County Road 458, a road he drove nearly every day on his way to Lawrence High School. He was 18 and just weeks from graduation.
Maryland candidates play race card
October 20, 2002
Here in a church hall, addressing a women’s club that is sympathetic and polite, Rep. Robert Ehrlich, Republican candidate for governor, must wonder why he even went to that debate the NAACP sponsored a few weeks ago.
North Korea makes nuclear confession
October 20, 2002
Confession is said to be good for the soul, but North Korea’s sudden burst of religion is creating a dilemma for Washington, Tokyo and Seoul.
Ohio Street house on last leg slated to be saved
October 20, 2002
Just two blocks from where Kansas University tore down a row of badly decaying old houses last week, Serina Hearn and her husband, Tony Backus, are restoring a home they say was recently in even worse condition.
M wins through air
October 20, 2002
It was all over rather quickly. After a scoreless first quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Texas A&M scored 21 points in a span of 3 minutes, 59 seconds and rolled to a 47-22 Big 12 Conference football victory against Kansas University.
Free State snares pair of state tennis titles
October 20, 2002
In the final tally, the state of Kansas had no chance against Free State’s finest in the Class 6A state tennis tournament. Free State’s Emily Wang captured yet another singles title, her second in two years on Saturday.
Texas blocks kick, sinks K-State, 17-14
October 20, 2002
Both kickers felt confident. Now only one feels good. As the crowd chanted, “We hate you, we hate you,” Texas kicker Dusty Mangum drilled a 27-yard field goal with 1:32 left Saturday night to give the eighth-ranked Longhorns a 17-14 victory over No. 17 Kansas State.
Giants’ Snow delivers
Two-run blast seals San Francisco’s 4-3 victory
October 20, 2002
The other famous son had the biggest hit in the World Series opener. J.T. Snow, born up the road in Long Beach, helped the San Francisco Giants do in his former team in the first World Series game for him and the Angels.
Philip Morris
October 20, 2002
Council approves new K.C. Star plant
October 20, 2002
The Kansas City Star has received unanimous city council approval of its plan to build a new printing plant in the city’s downtown.
Lawrence barn dancers celebrate 20 years
October 20, 2002
The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. has been organizing old-time music and dance gatherings for 20 years. And though Jane Pennington hasn’t been twirling and toe-tapping with the group for nearly that long, Saturday night’s 20th anniversary celebration held a warm place in her heart.
Get real
October 20, 2002
Lawrence briefs
October 20, 2002
Homeschoolers group to have fund-raiser Pancake breakfast to benefit wrestlers KU gets EPA grant KU fraternity receives academic recognition
The Motley Fool
October 20, 2002
Name That Company Get children investing Schering-ploughed under McDonald’s and the Old Farm
Consumers should be responsible for basic financial literacy
October 20, 2002
Do Americans know enough about personal finance? Of course not. No need to belabor the point: Studies show that most people fail quizzes on basic questions about how to save, invest and spend.
Insurance race’s defining theme: campaign money
October 20, 2002
In the race for state insurance commissioner, acceptance of campaign contributions from the insurance industry has become one of the main issues. Republican Sandy Praeger, a state senator from Lawrence, faces Democrat Jim Garner, a legislator from Coffeyville, in the Nov. 5 election.
Be aware of Medicare + Choice plan changes
October 20, 2002
I’ve just received notice that my Medicare HMO will no longer be serving policies in Kansas. I’ve read the letter several times, but I am not sure where this leaves me and what my options are now.
After decades of discrimination, Japanese-American still standing
October 20, 2002
A lone weeping willow marks the spot where Mary Kawakami made her stand. After six decades of giving ground to bigotry, dishonesty and now development the feisty 89-year-old Japanese American refused to give anymore, not even when a bulldozer stood poised to level the willow and other trees on 7 acres she and husband Charlie say they have owned since 1940.
Dogs take classes to avoid rattlesnakes
October 20, 2002
Michael is a quick learner. Following a little rattlesnake avoidance training, when the German shepherd even caught a whiff of the menacing reptile, he bounded for the opposite direction and into the waiting arms of his owner, Cheryl Anderson Ney.
Evaluation first concern in wound care
October 20, 2002
Recent emergency cases at our veterinary hospital prompted today’s subject matter. Veterinarians commonly field calls not just during business hours, but at night and on Sundays regarding emergencies that deal with wound and laceration care.
Handbag designer thinks outside box
October 20, 2002
Judith Leiber’s handcrafted handbags have evolved over the past four decades from fashion accessories into art. Her mostly crystal-covered purses boast a craftsmanship and a lasting quality that is hard to find even in luxury goods, says Stacey Schmidt, the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington.
Sparks provides passionate story
Nights in Rodanthe’ holds its own
October 20, 2002
The intense yet short-lived romance in Nicholas Sparks’ novel “Nights in Rodanthe” immediately recalls a similar fictional affair in Madison County, Iowa. “Nights” is reminiscent of Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County” and contains similar elements: a romantically uninvolved middle-aged mother; a single, middle-aged man who doesn’t mind cooking; and children who have something to learn about their mother not as a mother but as a woman.
Seabury Academy winless at Oskaloosa
October 20, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team finished 1-2 and Lawrence High was 1-3 on Saturday at the Emporia Tournament. The Firebirds fell to Shawnee Mission Miege, 15-7, 15-7, and Shawnee Mission Northwest, 15-10, 7-15, 15-13, before defeating Maize, 8-15, 15-13, 15-12.
Arnaz Jr. enjoys quiet life in Nevada
October 20, 2002
In an old movie theater, up a creaky staircase, Desi Arnaz Jr. gestures to freshly painted cotton candy walls and a tiny room stuffed with ballerina tutus. “Kooky, huh?” he says, surveying the mass of costumes.
Business briefs
October 20, 2002
KU notebook
October 20, 2002
KU offense struggles
Sacks, drops hurt Jayhawks, Whittemore
October 20, 2002
Bill Whittemore did it all for Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. He just couldn’t do enough.
McLain, Struble 1-2
Lions win boys title; FSHS girls second
October 20, 2002
Ask a spectator about Saturday morning’s weather at the Sunflower League cross country meet, and you’d probably get a teeth-chattering response. But ask Lawrence High senior Dylan McClain, and he’ll say it couldn’t have been better.
Jayhawks’ secondary flounders in loss to Texas A&M
October 20, 2002
I sure hope Kansas University secondary coach Pat Henderson’s wife gave him a big hug when he walked into the house on Saturday evening. Henderson needed it.
Ineke C. Willems
October 20, 2002
Lawrence firm’s stupidity ratings draw Dave’s ire
October 20, 2002
An outfit calling itself “Morgan Quitno Press” recently ranked the 50 United States in order of intelligence, and I am TICKED OFF. My state, Florida, came in 47th. Can you believe that? Forty-seventh! How dare they? How dare they suggest that Florida is more intelligent than three other states? No way!
Fall is time to fertilize spring bulbs
October 20, 2002
The sunny days and mild temperatures have helped make fall gardening chores rather enjoyable. Many gardeners are finishing up those outdoor chores in anticipation of the approaching cold weather.
ArtWalk provides glimpse into artists’ creative spaces
October 20, 2002
Mother and son Pam and Dave Loewenstein work in two vastly different corners of the art world. Pam Loewenstein spends hours bent over her potter’s wheel, forming wet clay into mugs, bowls, plates, jars, then applying colorful glazes. Her finished pieces line her studio shelves and often end up in other people’s kitchens.
One-acts gracefully tackle serious subjects
October 20, 2002
War has a tendency to bring out people’s demons. In “Fatherland,” Kansas University student playwright Adam Merker slowly reveals his characters’ inner monsters as they struggle with the unpleasant realities of war. The one-act is half of a double bill being staged this weekend by English Alternative Theatre and Card Table Theatre at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Briefly
October 20, 2002
Northern Ireland: Dissident IRA group throwing in the towel Mexico City: Famed ‘photo-poet’ dead at age 100 Bahrain: Chess champ settles for draw against ‘Fritz’ Paris: Marchers seek permits for illegal immigrants
County looks to curb rural driving hazards
October 20, 2002
Mike and Jan Swalm know all too well the dangers of driving on county roads. In April 2001, their son, Peter, was killed in a head-on collision on County Road 458, a road he drove nearly every day on his way to Lawrence High School. He was 18 and just weeks from graduation.
Arts notes
October 20, 2002
Art Exhibition tops $26,500 in sale KU historian, painter to give gallery talk Marching band festival set for Saturday
People
October 20, 2002
Oprah takes show on road Bartender: a Yeltsin, please Background posters raise ruckus Fright night for actor
Artwalk participants
October 20, 2002
Here are the studios and artists participating in the ArtWalk on Oct. 26-27.
Arts notes
October 20, 2002
Woman files lawsuit after MTV stunt injury Verizon pulls bill insert for ‘Phone Booth’ New Jersey Orchestra posts $1.1 million deficit
Briefly
October 20, 2002
Ireland: Early returns show Irish back expansion of EU Philippines: President seeks calm in wake of bombings Indonesia: Muslim cleric arrested; link to terrorism alleged Mississippi: Six children die in fire
Couple hope to make example out of home
Ohio Street house on last leg slated to be saved
October 20, 2002
Just two blocks from where Kansas University tore down a row of badly decaying old houses last week, Serina Hearn and her husband, Tony Backus, are restoring a home they say was recently in even worse condition.
Ex-mayor acquitted in race riot shooting
October 20, 2002
The former mayor was acquitted and two other men were convicted Saturday in the shotgun slaying of a young black woman during race riots that tore apart York in 1969, the verdicts all but closing the books on a crime that has haunted the city for more than three decades.
Bookstore
October 20, 2002
Hardcover fiction Nonfiction/general Mass market paperbacks Trade paperbacks
Briefly
October 20, 2002
Jerusalem: Israeli soldiers injured setting off bomb Afghanistan: Grenade blasts kill two at wedding Uganda: Newspaper reopens, apologizes for report Moscow: Investigation continues into governor’s slaying Lebanon: Three killed in accident involving U.N. jeep
Briefly
October 20, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Court upholds Clinton’s monument designations Washington, D.C.: Indonesia trips risky, government warns New Jersey: Removed passengers allowed to sue airline California: Search continues for downed Navy pilots
Aggies surpass KU -Texas A&M 47, Kansas 22
A&M wins through air
October 20, 2002
It was all over rather quickly. After a scoreless first quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Texas A&M scored 21 points in a span of 3 minutes, 59 seconds and rolled to a 47-22 Big 12 Conference football victory against Kansas University.