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Arts notes
September 1, 2002
Wichita gallery to show Lecompton artist’s work Flatweave collectors to give presentation Film society announces upcoming screenings KU alum’s play set for Heartland theater U.S.O. Canteen Dance to benefit museum Lawrence Art Guild to have reception Annual Greek festival features food, dancing Kansas City festival to feature the Blues Rockhurst University to show foreign films Stackhouse coming to KU for two-week residency Auditions scheduled for Baldwin theater Author to present, discuss story of Bessie Coleman Lawrence author to give presentation at KSU Jayne Gallery to have reception for Bennett
KU official says MBAs have value
September 1, 2002
A Kansas University official said she believed MBA programs continued to have value, but said students did have more choices to consider than in the past. “I think when you are considering the value of an MBA, you have to think hard about the institution that you choose to attend,” said Dee Steinle, associate director of master’s programs at KU’s School of Business.
Mitigation offers Baker $8.5 million in incentives
September 1, 2002
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants to build a highway through the Baker Wetlands, and it’s offering $8.5 million in incentives to help drive it through. Baker University embraces the deal because the money would help make the area bigger, more accessible and open for education and research, said Dan Lambert, university president.
Game fowl falling prey to drought
September 1, 2002
Bird hunting last year in Kansas was as poor as it’s been in 30 years. And all indicators suggest quail and pheasant hunters won’t do any better this year. “With good conscience I couldn’t recommend that anyone go hunting in the western quarter of Kansas this year,” said Randy Rogers, Kansas Fish and Game biologist in Hays.
Groups to receive KU tailgating funds
September 1, 2002
Four causes will receive money from tailgate partying fees collected at Kansas University football games this fall. A KU Korean War Memorial, the marching band, a fraternity’s run for leukemia and club sports will divide the money, KU officials said.
September 1, 2002
Colette Bangert’s house is filled to the brim with large, color-splashed art pieces. A portion of her life’s work hangs on her walls. “I don’t call it a career,” Bangert said. “I call it a practice. It’s more of a day-to-day way of living.”
KU ichthyologist tracking down snakehead fish
September 1, 2002
From time to time, exotic species break loose inside our borders and start bullying their way around. The kudzu carpets every green thing in its path. Carp from Europe dominate in places where native buffalofish once swam.
As fall approaches there are plenty of chores to do outdoors
September 1, 2002
One of the nicest things about September is Labor Day, the tribute to workers. The other nice thing is the cool weather of September, the change we so welcome. Gone are the sultry days of August, sapping energy from gardens and gardeners alike.
Detainee attended U.S. flight school
September 1, 2002
The gun-toting man arrested at a Swedish airport and accused of planning to hijack a plane attended flight school in the United States, Swedish and American authorities said Saturday.
Briefly
September 1, 2002
West Bank: Israelis, Palestinians engage in violence Brazil: Plane crash kills 23, including lawmaker India: Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes Indonesia: Americans among dead in attack near gold mine Russia: Another helicopter downed in Chechnya Pakistan: Gang-rape participants sentenced to hang South Korea: Two Marines missing after typhoon hits
Briefly
September 1, 2002
Libya: Strongman says country changing its rogue ways Chicago: Andersen closes book on auditing of public firms London: How to contain Saddam unclear to British leader Berlin: Germany seeks assurance U.S. won’t execute suspect
Lawrence banker takes reins of 20-member KTEC board
September 1, 2002
When Ted Haggart talks about fertilizing, it has nothing to do with Kansas agriculture. On Friday, Haggart will begin a one-year term as chairman of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., the state’s largest organization devoted to helping high-tech business grow in the state.
32nd Street best for community, Lambert says
September 1, 2002
Others may talk about the Baker Wetlands, seek to protect the Baker Wetlands, stake a claim to the Baker Wetlands or profess to know what’s best for the Baker Wetlands.
Anthrax investigators are back in Florida
September 1, 2002
If the tabloid empire of American Media Inc. wrote the headline for the latest act in its own disaster, it might read: “Space aliens search for hidden killer in eerie ghost town!” But for this story, the company that publishes The National Enquirer and other supermarket tabloids wants the bizarre headlines to go away.
Cooperative Lindh seeks forgiveness
September 1, 2002
John Walker Lindh’s lawyers say he is telling federal agents everything he knows, and he wants Americans to forgive him for joining the Taliban military. The United States would be interested in Lindh’s knowledge of other fighters he met as well as places he had been in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Hazing allegations investigated
Hugoton officials pursue reports of freshmen getting paddled
September 1, 2002
The recent investigation of a hazing incident at a southwest Kansas high school has uncovered what police call a tradition of such behavior. The hazing was first suspected after a Hugoton High School gym teacher noticed black-and-blue marks left by the paddling while the students showered after class.
Labor Day brings little to celebrate for many in U.S.
September 1, 2002
Many Americans this Labor Day are just thankful to have a job. The nation’s unemployment rate is hovering near a seven-year high, and new jobs are not being created as the bleak economy teeters on the cusp of recovery and recession.
What are you reading?
September 1, 2002
Celtic band Tartan to perform at Renaissance
September 1, 2002
Elaborate costumes and acres of land drenched in the mystique of a bygone era seem to cast an enchanting spell on those who enter the gates at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
College preserves artist’s famed ‘nut’ museum
September 1, 2002
Elizabeth Tashjian has spent most of her 89 years trying to prove that nuts are at the core of human existence. For her stand, some have called her nutty. But her work is being taken seriously by some in the arts community.
Stamps recognize female journalists
September 1, 2002
Four courageous and concerned women in journalism Marguerite Higgins, Ida M. Tarbell, Ethel L. Payne and Nellie Bly paved the way for today’s female media mavens in a world once dominated by men.
Charitable trusts are underused
September 1, 2002
Horoscopes
September 1, 2002
Pollard sees clone of himself in Simien
Power forward from Sacramento Kings comments on KU’s big men
September 1, 2002
Notes compiled while watching current and former Kansas Jayhawks compete in pick-up basketball games last week at Allen Fieldhouse. …
Man vs. machine not a fair fight
September 1, 2002
From the very beginning, I was mechanically challenged. I couldn’t understand how the simplest things worked. I was stumped by the relationship between cause and effect. Once, in boyhood, I found myself stranded in a row boat that had floated from the dock on a Minnesota lake.
True freshman replaces Floodman
September 1, 2002
Nick Reid started his college football career at quarterback, moved to safety and then to linebacker. There’s nothing unusual about position changes, but Kansas University’s true freshman has done it all in just 25 days.
Celtic band Tartan to perform at Renaissance
September 1, 2002
Elaborate costumes and acres of land drenched in the mystique of a bygone era seem to cast an enchanting spell on those who enter the gates at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Startled’ U.S. rallies past China
Former Jayhawk forward Pierce scores 19 points in shaky 84-65 victory; Yao scores 10 points
September 1, 2002
For much of the first half, the sight on the scoreboard was shocking. The U.S. team was losing, and the score wasn’t even close. China nearly became the first team to hold a halftime lead against the United States since NBA players began competing internationally in 1992, but the U.S. team recovered from its poor start to win 84-65 Saturday night at the World Championships.
Republicans look to avoid midterm election malaise
September 1, 2002
With control of Congress up for grabs in November, Republicans are hoping to avoid a jinx that has plagued the party that rules the White House for more than half a century losing congressional seats in a president’s first midterm election.
Miss America slot machine created; former winners call it ‘demeaning’
September 1, 2002
Brace yourself, Miss America fans: “Your ideal” is now a one-armed bandit. A Miss America slot machine replete with bells, jackpots and Bert Parks singing “There She Is, Miss America” is about to hit the market, and former winners are furious, saying the association with gambling will soil the pageant’s image.
The Motley Fool
September 1, 2002
Name That Company Scrutinize the numbers Who’s doing all the buying? Ker-flop
Fall makeup focuses on eyes
September 1, 2002
To match the mix of opulence and richness that she is seeing in fall fashions, makeup artist Charlie Green says she’s using color cosmetics to create exotic tapestries in shades of green, wine, purple and “mochaccino.”
Author honors Flight 93 heroes
Respectful tone strengthens new book
September 1, 2002
On Sept. 11, 2001, as relatives and friends said goodbye to some 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks, the rest of the world was just starting to get to know them.
Arts notes
September 1, 2002
‘Tosca’ performance changed to Jan. 30 American Indian quilts to be displayed at library Lawrence residents seek ‘ghostly’ stories for book Kaw Valley quilters garner first place
Scientist expects FDA to approve clinical trials
September 1, 2002
Opendra “Bill” Narayan thinks he’s found a vaccine for HIV. Of course, he’s thought before that he had a sure-fire way to end the virus that causes AIDS, and the federal Food and Drug Administration wasn’t interested.
KU volleyball wins
September 1, 2002
Kansas University’s volleyball team beat Creighton, 30-22, 30-25, 30-15 in the Jayhawks’ season opener on Saturday.
Tinder can’t be slowed
Cancers, back problems, leg problems’ no match for Leavenworth native
September 1, 2002
No one stood out more than courageous 73-year-old Guy Tinder on Saturday at the 2002 Kansas State Horseshoe Pitching Championships at Broken Arrow Park.
A dubious debut
Mangino era opens with blowout loss to Cyclones
September 1, 2002
Quarterback Zach Dyer couldn’t get Kansas University’s passing game going. Backup Bill Whittemore didn’t fare much better behind an inexperienced offensive line. Tailback Reggie Duncan couldn’t find any running room, and neither could backup Clark Green.
Robinson lawyers seek trial delay or removal from case
Defense attorneys say they can’t be ready for Sept. 16 serial murder trial
September 1, 2002
Lawyers for John E. Robinson Sr. have asked the judge in the case to delay the trial or remove them from the case. Robinson’s court-appointed lawyers said they “cannot and will not” be ready to try the case if it starts as scheduled on Sept. 16.
WWII vets advise U.S. to be cautious of Iraq
Merrill’s Marauders aren’t wild about ground attack
September 1, 2002
The men known in history as Merrill’s Marauders, a group that fought the Japanese in the jungles of Burma during World War II, have seen enough combat to be leery about a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Islamic Society urges action to counter hate-mongering
Muslim-Americans must speak out, group leaders implore
September 1, 2002
America’s Muslims and the Islamic faith are losing U.S. public opinion battle and must fight back, speakers Saturday told the Islamic Society of North America. The worst thing American Muslims could do is remain silent, said Salam Al-Marayati, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Los Angeles-based advocacy group.
KU researcher hopes vaccine will end AIDS
Scientist expects FDA to approve clinical trials
September 1, 2002
Opendra “Bill” Narayan thinks he’s found a vaccine for HIV. Of course, he’s thought before that he had a sure-fire way to end the virus that causes AIDS, and the federal Food and Drug Administration wasn’t interested.
Taking notes essential for students
September 1, 2002
Taking notes is an important part of the learning process since there probably isn’t a student out there who can remember every word that every teacher says.
Automotive toys remain top collectibles
September 1, 2002
Toys are favorites of children and adults. The tin windup toys of Louis Marx & Co. are especially popular because many collectors remember the toys from their childhood, and the toys are available in good condition.
Work in progress
Local artist to showcase pieces at ‘From the Garden Series’
September 1, 2002
Colette Bangert’s house is filled to the brim with large, color-splashed art pieces. A portion of her life’s work hangs on her walls. “I don’t call it a career,” Bangert said. “I call it a practice. It’s more of a day-to-day way of living.”
City may use foundation to raise money for parks
September 1, 2002
The city may team up with the private Douglas County Community Foundation to raise money for Lawrence’s parks. Officials with the Parks and Recreation Department said this spring they were considering creating their own foundation to accept major gifts. Now they say they want to take advantage of the expertise and management structure already in place at the foundation.
Curious creatures explore the
September 1, 2002
Bookstore
September 1, 2002
Animal control agents brave the wild
September 1, 2002
Shari Hazelton creeps into a parking lot at Burcham Park, her eyes scanning car windows from behind the wheel of her Ford “Animobile.” “I’m looking for smudge marks,” she says  a sign that a canine is a frequent passenger and might be running loose.
Kansas’ offense had better get better
September 1, 2002
Reid shines in debut
True freshman replaces Floodman
September 1, 2002
Nick Reid started his college football career at quarterback, moved to safety and then to linebacker. There’s nothing unusual about position changes, but Kansas University’s true freshman has done it all in just 25 days.
Demoted kicker earns redemption
After briefly being benched, Brabbs drills game-winner for No. 13 Michigan
September 1, 2002
Philip Brabbs went from unknown to goat to man of the hour for Michigan. The walk-on kicked a 44-yard field goal the first of his career as time expired to give 13th-ranked Michigan a riveting 31-29 victory over No. 11 Washington on Saturday.
It’s language, like you know what I mean?
September 1, 2002
It is time for another installation of “Ask Mister Language Person,” the penultimate authority on grammatorical issues; the column that puts the “p-u” in punctuation; the only language column that was endorsed by both Jane Austen and William Shakespeare just before they died together in a romantic car crash.
Liberation of Iraq just a matter of time
September 1, 2002
Health problems have sidelined former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which is fine by the Tories, whose government representatives are in Johannesburg at the “Earth Summit,” blaming America for the problems of the poor.
Locomotives captivate riders
September 1, 2002
While many Americans buzzed up and down the highways Saturday en route to Labor Day festivities, dozens of area residents instead headed out to experience an old-fashioned ride on the rails.
Business briefs
September 1, 2002
Ex-KU coach Allen tickled
September 1, 2002
The two children flipping a football back and forth in the Jacobson Athletic Building on Saturday could have cared less about their papa’s prized possession. But for former Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, the football served as a poignant symbol of redemption.
Locomotives captivate riders
September 1, 2002
While many Americans buzzed up and down the highways Saturday en route to Labor Day festivities, dozens of area residents instead headed out to experience an old-fashioned ride on the rails.
Briefly
September 1, 2002
Milwaukee: Airline threatens lockout if attendants walk out Pittsburgh: City ordered to pay up on police-abuse claims Maryland: Charges anticipated in deputy slayings
KU notebook
September 1, 2002
People
September 1, 2002
Carey wins song-writing suit Unknowns cast in JFK Jr. movie Film fest to honor Scorsese Presidential contender plans book
Ex-KU coach Allen tickled
September 1, 2002
The two children flipping a football back and forth in the Jacobson Athletic Building on Saturday could have cared less about their papa’s prized possession. But for former Kansas University football coach Terry Allen, the football served as a poignant symbol of redemption.
National League Roundup: Giants solve Schilling
September 1, 2002
San Francisco beat Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling on consecutive days, though manager Dusty Baker downplays the wins.
How they scored
September 1, 2002
American League Roundup: Toronto dumps Yanks
September 1, 2002
Justin Miller was especially proud because it was the New York Yankees he limited to three hits. Miller, Cliff Politte and Kelvim Escobar combined on a three-hitter as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 5-1 on Saturday.
CSU stuns No. 7 Buffaloes
September 1, 2002
Colorado State is no longer intimidated when it plays its higher-profile in-state rival. Three wins in the last four years makes certain of that.
Tigers roar past Illini - Missouri 30, Illinois 20
Red-shirt frosh QB Smith gains 290 total yards
September 1, 2002
After a dazzling debut for Missouri, Brad Smith acted like it was no big deal. Smith, a redshirt freshman, ran for 138 yards and passed for 152 in his first start, leading the Tigers to a 33-20 upset of Illinois on Saturday.
Free State tennis second in Junction City
September 1, 2002
Free State High’s girls’ tennis team opened its season with a second place finish at the Junction City Invitational on Saturday, led by senior Emily Wang, who won the No. 1 singles title.
Wizards pull out win over Chicago
Kansas City bags 2-1 victory
September 1, 2002
After a month-long winless rut, the Kansas City Wizards finally snared a victory on the final day of the month, and just in time. As the playoffs approach, the Wizards (9-9-8) pulled out a late, 2-1 win against the Fire, (10-11-4) with substitute Chris Brown scoring off a volley in the 90th minute.
Royals rally for 4-2 win over Seattle
September 1, 2002
Kit Pellow hit a tiebreaking RBI single off closer Kazuhiro Sasaki with two outs in the ninth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory against the sputtering Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Defending champ beats Blake
Hewitt claims five-set, third-round victory at U.S. Open
September 1, 2002
The rematch was satisfyingly similar for Lleyton Hewitt, and without the controversy. The defending champion beat James Blake 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, exactly one year after Hewitt won another five-set match known as much for the Australian’s comments as his comeback from a 2-1 deficit in sets.
Offseason pick-up games have professional flavor
September 1, 2002
Rex Walters knifed through the lane off a powerful dribble, attracted two defenders while in the air, then dished the basketball to the corner to a wide-open Aaron Miles. Miles, Kansas University’s sophomore point guard, accepted the bullet pass and did not hesitate, burying a three-pointer off the crisp assist from Walters, the former Jayhawk shooting guard.
KCK puts Sunday liquor sales on ballot
September 1, 2002
Two of the three cities in Wyandotte County have taken steps to become the first cities in Kansas to allow the sale of packaged liquor on Sunday. The governing bodies of Kansas City, Kan., and Edwardsville voted on measures that could allow the move for liquor stores.
West Nile virus killed zoo’s eagle
September 1, 2002
West Nile virus has been confirmed as the cause of death of a golden eagle at the Topeka Zoo. Zoo Director Mike Coker reported Thursday the eagle and a great horned owl died the day before and were sent to Kansas State University to be tested for West Nile.
Abatement review
September 1, 2002
Diana remembrances quiet
September 1, 2002
Five years after Princess Diana’s death prompted an astonishing public outpouring of grief, Britain remembered her Saturday in far more subdued fashion, marking a sad anniversary with small, personal gestures and private recollections.
Military to mark 9-11 at rebuilt Pentagon
Site chosen as message of defiance to terrorists
September 1, 2002
More than 12,000 people will gather at the Pentagon on Sept. 11 directly in front of the rebuilt wall where a hijacked plane hit a year earlier, a location chosen to send a message of defiance.
Groups to receive KU tailgating funds
September 1, 2002
Four causes will receive money from tailgate partying fees collected at Kansas University football games this fall. A KU Korean War Memorial, the marching band, a fraternity’s run for leukemia and club sports will divide the money, KU officials said.
Suspect’s death leaves doubts about finding teen
September 1, 2002
Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart lost their best lead with the death of the family’s former handyman, a potential suspect in the 14-year-old’s disappearance.
Kidnapped 9-year-old reunited with father; mother charged
September 1, 2002
A 9-year-old boy who was abducted from his father’s home in the middle of the night by two men has been reunited with his father, authorities said Saturday.
Lawrence briefs
September 1, 2002
KU displays “Biogenic Structures” KU professor to lead autism workshop
City may use foundation to raise money for parks
September 1, 2002
The city may team up with the private Douglas County Community Foundation to raise money for Lawrence’s parks. Officials with the Parks and Recreation Department said this spring they were considering creating their own foundation to accept major gifts. Now they say they want to take advantage of the expertise and management structure already in place at the foundation.
Bush urges service on 9-11
September 1, 2002
President Bush called on Saturday for a “September of Service” to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. As the first anniversary approaches, he said, “difficult memories of planes and buildings will resurface.”
Lawrence commuter report
September 1, 2002
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic this week in the region and city.
Hattie E. Sanders
September 1, 2002
Jackson services
September 1, 2002
Henry D. ‘Bink’ Lanigan
September 1, 2002
Bush ready to press Congress
September 1, 2002
The to-do list awaiting President Bush’s return today to the White House is as long as time is short. He wants a big new Pentagon budget, energy bill, legislation guaranteeing pension security and terrorism insurance and a new Homeland Security Department all on his desk in the next five weeks.
On the record
September 1, 2002
Guests announced for today’s news shows
September 1, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows.
Jazz great Lionel Hampton dies at 94
September 1, 2002
There was more than musical magic on stage that day in 1936 when Lionel Hampton joined Benny Goodman in a Manhattan ballroom it was a breakthrough in American race relations.
Local briefs
September 1, 2002
War on terror: Salina service to honor National Guard soldiers Activism: Living wage group plans Labor Day picnic
Pump Patrol seeks deals
September 1, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.35 at Sam’s Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Animal control agents brave the wild
September 1, 2002
Shari Hazelton creeps into a parking lot at Burcham Park, her eyes scanning car windows from behind the wheel of her Ford “Animobile.” “I’m looking for smudge marks,” she says a sign that a canine is a frequent passenger and might be running loose.
Mitigation offers Baker $8.5 million in incentives
September 1, 2002
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants to build a highway through the Baker Wetlands, and it’s offering $8.5 million in incentives to help drive it through. Baker University embraces the deal because the money would help make the area bigger, more accessible and open for education and research, said Dan Lambert, university president.
Baker leader backs KDOT plan
32nd Street best for community, Lambert says
September 1, 2002
Others may talk about the Baker Wetlands, seek to protect the Baker Wetlands, stake a claim to the Baker Wetlands or profess to know what’s best for the Baker Wetlands.
Doctors recommend cutting back on drug salesmen
September 1, 2002
Weary of their incessant visits often more than 10 a day doctors are starting to give drug salesmen the brush-off. Doctors, hospitals and state officials are imposing new restrictions on pharmaceutical sales representatives out of concerns about the drug industry’s questionable marketing practices, rising prescription drug costs and the growing army of salesmen knocking at their doors.
Game fowl falling prey to drought
September 1, 2002
Bird hunting last year in Kansas was as poor as it’s been in 30 years. And all indicators suggest quail and pheasant hunters won’t do any better this year. “With good conscience I couldn’t recommend that anyone go hunting in the western quarter of Kansas this year,” said Randy Rogers, Kansas Fish and Game biologist in Hays.
KU official says MBAs have value
September 1, 2002
A Kansas University official said she believed MBA programs continued to have value, but said students did have more choices to consider than in the past. “I think when you are considering the value of an MBA, you have to think hard about the institution that you choose to attend,” said Dee Steinle, associate director of master’s programs at KU’s School of Business.
Rooms & Roots
September 1, 2002
This week, “Home and Away” host Cathy Hamilton, right, takes an early look at holiday decorating with Mary Carol Garrity, author of the new book “Nell Hill’s Christmas at Home,” to be released next month.
K-31 seed: productive grass maker
September 1, 2002
The hot summer sun and less-than-normal rainfall have left many lawns in dire need of repair. Luckily, fall is traditionally the ideal time to renovate cool season lawns such as fescue, Bluegrass, and ryegrass.
Fruitful harvest
As fall approaches there are plenty of chores to do outdoors
September 1, 2002
One of the nicest things about September is Labor Day, the tribute to workers. The other nice thing is the cool weather of September, the change we so welcome. Gone are the sultry days of August, sapping energy from gardens and gardeners alike.
Pet owners learning first aid
September 1, 2002
In this nation of dog spas and cat health insurance, some animal lovers are taking the next step: They’re learning to put mouth to snout to perform CPR on their injured four-legged friends instead of waiting for the vet.
CBS plans reality series
September 1, 2002
Up from CBS comes a-bubblin’ crude, with the network developing a reality series based on the old “The Beverly Hillbillies” sitcom.
Red, green not just for holidays anymore
September 1, 2002
Even in the middle of summer, I miss the reds and greens of the winter holiday season. To remedy this, I’ve learned to decorate my home in those colors, the most recognized complementary color scheme out there.
Good photos help make online auction sales
September 1, 2002
Auction Web sites are increasing in popularity. That’s good news for photographers who want to sell old and outdated gear, and for photographers looking for a bargain on old and even new gear.
Moldy books force Bethany to close library
September 1, 2002
Moldy books at Bethany College’s library have left the building empty with classes set to begin this week.
Latin music star shows optimism in new album
September 1, 2002
When Juanes received seven nominations for last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, a lot of people asked, who’s he?
KU ichthyologist tracking down snakehead fish
September 1, 2002
From time to time, exotic species break loose inside our borders and start bullying their way around. The kudzu carpets every green thing in its path. Carp from Europe dominate in places where native buffalofish once swam.
Greeley tries hand at ‘ghost’ writing
September 1, 2002
Bishop Blackwood “Blackie” Ryan of Chicago is in Washington to investigate a mystery in the White House but not a murder mystery.
Tsar’ book remembers naval episode
September 1, 2002
Although the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) was the first major conflict of the 20th century, it has been largely forgotten, having been overshadowed by subsequent clashes including two World Wars.
Travel briefs
September 1, 2002
Top 10 wine list Calculate your risk for blood clots Location big factor for New York hotels
Don’t let taxes erode your gains from mutual funds
September 1, 2002
Everybody hates taxes. But for some reason, most mutual fund investors continue to carelessly pay taxes they could easily avoid. Surprising as that is, it’s the inescapable conclusion of a study recently released by Lipper, the fund-tracking company.
Business schools dispute study
Article says MBA degrees teach little of real use, have minimal affect on wages
September 1, 2002
These should be heady days for American business schools, with more than 100,000 new students arriving on campus, eager to sit out a weak economy and emerge from the cocoon two years later with a fattened salary.
State fertile for tech business
Lawrence banker takes reins of 20-member KTEC board
September 1, 2002
When Ted Haggart talks about fertilizing, it has nothing to do with Kansas agriculture. On Friday, Haggart will begin a one-year term as chairman of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., the state’s largest organization devoted to helping high-tech business grow in the state.
Dalmatian island a pristine tourist spot
Life moves at slower pace in Croatian town, so stop and enjoy the scenery
September 1, 2002
In the 1500s, builders raised walls for the Gothic palace of nobleman poet Petar Hektorovic at the city gates, but stopped before putting on the roof, for unknown reasons. Maybe they took a coffee break, got entranced by the local scenery and forgot to go back to work.
Apply for a prescription drug card
September 1, 2002
Sign up for prescription drug cards if you have no other prescription coverage. Douglas County Senior Services will offer applications.
Comparing prices may help save money on prescription medications
September 1, 2002
Senior shoppers will go from supermarket to supermarket to get the best buys on groceries. But even with the spiraling cost of prescription drugs, many of those same consumers fail to compare the price of medications as carefully as they do produce or cereal, experts say.
Briefs
September 1, 2002
Registration deadline nears for arts fair DCSS throws Gala Ball to celebrate anniversary Learn to play bridge Volunteers sought for counseling center Vintage Players perform
Techniques help prevent insomnia
September 1, 2002
Few things are more frustrating than lying awake, tossing and turning all night while everyone else sleeps soundly. We all know the experience of such an occasional sleepless night too much coffee, the extra-large evening meal or the unimportant argument at bed time.
American families are swimming in debt
September 1, 2002
As usual, the Labor Day weekend has found politicians of both parties bragging about their devotion to working families. The emphasis is not misplaced, but the substance of their speeches is often suspect.
Wireless service
September 1, 2002
The Kansas Legislature needs to try again to reach a compromise that will allow wireless telephone customers to both pay for and tap into an enhanced 911 system. The shrinkage Douglas County and undoubtedly other counties are seeing in the funds they receive to help maintain their 911 emergency phone systems may refocus attention on a quirk in the funding mechanism for this important service.
Briefcase
September 1, 2002
Labor: Companies should expect dip in production on 9-11 Wages: Firms under probe pay CEOs more than average Motley Fool: Name that company