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Turnovers no problem for Rebels
September 8, 2002
One big fat zero really stuck out when Nevada-Las Vegas football coach John Robinson looked at the statistics. The Rebels were turnover-free in Saturday night’s 31-20 win over Kansas. Then again, KU didn’t have any turnovers, either.
At least Jayhawks show hope of improvement
September 8, 2002
Add Kansas University’s football team to the endless list of Las Vegas losers. Still, like everyone else who leaves Vegas after dropping a bundle, it is not only mandatory but socially acceptable to rationalize.
Briefcase
September 8, 2002
Labor: Employees reporting increase in workload Leadership: Companies to be honored for charitable donations Motley Fool: Name that company
Soccer game unifies Koreas
September 8, 2002
The final score could not have been more politically correct. A rare friendly soccer match designed to promote harmony between old enemies North and South Korea ended in a tie here Saturday night: 0-0.
KU softens economic hit of Sept. 11
Leaders say terrorist attacks hurt but didn’t ravage area economy
September 8, 2002
When it comes to fighting terrorism, chalk up a victory for Kansas University. One year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Lawrence business leaders say the affects on the area economy were not as severe as they could have been, thanks to the presence of the university.
Online music hard sale
Subscription sites seek customers
September 8, 2002
Online subscription music sites have finally arrived. But there’s been little fanfare, and so far almost no one is buying.
Arts notes
September 8, 2002
Governor’s Arts Awards winners to be honored Branson fest celebrates American crafts, music Artist’s work illustrates major events in her life Broadway star pairs with KC Symphony
Donald C. Breithaupt
September 8, 2002
Education, taxes dominate Sebelius, Shallenburger face-off
September 8, 2002
In front of a raucous Kansas State Fair crowd, the race between Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger heated up Saturday in a debate marking the unofficial start of the campaign for governor.
t ravage area economy
September 8, 2002
When it comes to fighting terrorism, chalk up a victory for Kansas University. One year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Lawrence business leaders say the affects on the area economy were not as severe as they could have been, thanks to the presence of the university.
Arts notes
September 8, 2002
Lawrence artist showing works in Chicago Baker University lists performances, lectures River Fest slated in Leavenworth Small chairs to raise money for museum Caribbean-themed party to boost museum Turkish textiles displayed in Topeka
School support
September 8, 2002
Proclamations are nice, but the state needs to provide more than kind words to support public education. It’s easy to be cynical about a ceremony in which Gov. Bill Graves urges the state to support public schools.
Winners hail from Lawrence, across U.S.
September 8, 2002
Here are the award winners in the 14th Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show.
Late bloomer
Henry Remple has persevered 93 years to cultivate his garden
September 8, 2002
Every once in a while, a truly remarkable person crosses your path someone who lingers in your brain long after your encounter. Henry Remple is like that. Soft-spoken and with a fluff of curly white hair, the 93-year-old Remple fascinated me with talk of his life and his garden.
Attack of the fruit fly
September 8, 2002
The hot dry weather has not slowed the fall harvest. Many gardeners are still able to enjoy a vine-ripe tomato or cucumber. Unfortunately, this late in the season when harvesting the produce fresh fruit is not all that is being brought into the home.
Clinton serves Democrats who request him; not all do
September 8, 2002
In the first major election since he left the Oval Office, former President Bill Clinton is embarking on his most visible return to the political stage and has sent word to Democrats that he is eager to aid the party’s battle for control of Congress.
Blair joins Bush in call for action against Saddam
September 8, 2002
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday the world must act against Saddam Hussein, arguing that the Iraqi leader had defied the United Nations and reneged on promises to destroy weapons of mass destruction.
Bombing exercises on Vieques, accompanying protests resume
September 8, 2002
U.S. Navy fighter jets streaked across the sky Saturday, dropping dummy bombs and inert missiles on Vieques in military exercises that have divided this outlying Puerto Rican island for years.
Safety worth some inconvenience
September 8, 2002
Look, I’m happy to take off my shoes if that’s what is required. If somebody wants to paw through my underwear, swab chemicals on my briefcase or squeeze private regions of my body, I’m fine with that, too.
KU volleyball wins Hofstra tournament
September 8, 2002
The Kansas University volleyball team won the Hofstra Invitational Saturday, beating Hofstra in the finals, 30-17, 30-25, 30-26.
National League Roundup: Cards crunch Cubs in 13
Cruz’s single scores winner
September 8, 2002
Pinch-hitter Ivan Cruz hit a game-winning RBI single off Antonio Alfonseca with two outs in the 13th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Precautions can prevent life-altering falls
September 8, 2002
Good rehab starts with dose of reality
September 8, 2002
The best wildlife rehabilitators always take a dose of reality before taking in animals. “You can’t save everything,” said Pat Silovsky, director of the Milford Nature Center at Junction City. “A lot of people get carried away by their emotions.”
Incidents date back to 1991
September 8, 2002
More than a dozen people have written letters of complaint recently to state and federal officials about management of WildCare. In those letters and in interviews, WildCare volunteers described incidents that allegedly occurred in the past decade, many directly involving WildCare Director Nancy Schwarting, that raised questions about the quality of the wildlife rehabilitation program.
9-11 alters McConnell workers’ view of service
September 8, 2002
Last Sept. 11, the shockwaves from events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in a field in rural Pennsylvania washed across the nation and changed everything they touched.
People
September 8, 2002
Horse dukes out actress ‘Dirty, Pretty’ wins raves Reward offered in bridge arson ‘First Love’ singer finds love
Bookstore
September 8, 2002
Study raises controversy about effectiveness of ginkgo supplements
September 8, 2002
Leaf extracts from one of the world’s oldest trees, the ginkgo, can be found in breakfast cereal, tea and tablets sold at supermarkets and health food stores.
Gloves come off in first debate
Education, taxes dominate Sebelius, Shallenburger face-off
September 8, 2002
In front of a raucous Kansas State Fair crowd, the race between Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger heated up Saturday in a debate marking the unofficial start of the campaign for governor.
Lawrence commuter report
September 8, 2002
AG candidate to speak to College Republicans
September 8, 2002
Phill Kline, Republican candidate for attorney general, will be the featured speaker at the next Kansas University College Republicans meeting.
Incidents date back to 1991
September 8, 2002
More than a dozen people have written letters of complaint recently to state and federal officials about management of WildCare. In those letters and in interviews, WildCare volunteers described incidents that allegedly occurred in the past decade, many directly involving WildCare Director Nancy Schwarting, that raised questions about the quality of the wildlife rehabilitation program.
Kansas soccer loses
September 8, 2002
Karen Hall scored the lone goal in Mississippi’s 1-0 women’s soccer victory over Kansas University on Friday at Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.
Loyal fans
September 8, 2002
New holiday could swash your buckle
September 8, 2002
Every now and then, some visionary individuals come along with a concept that is so original and so revolutionary that your immediate reaction is: “Those individuals should be on medication.”
FSHS volleyball 1-3 in tourney
September 8, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team went 1-3 Saturday at the season-opening Johnson County Community College Tournament. The Firebirds lost to Shawnee Mission East, 7-15, 11-15; Kansas City (Mo.) Notre Dame de Sion, 2-15, 5-15; and Blue Valley West, 5-15, 9-15. FSHS beat St. Joseph (Mo.) Central, 15-3, 15-9.
Business briefs
September 8, 2002
Which way leads up?
September 8, 2002
Wasn’t it terrorism that was supposed to do in the stock market? At least that’s what most investors thought after the Sept. 11 attacks. Little did anyone know what was ahead.
Horoscopes
September 8, 2002
The Motley Fool
September 8, 2002
Name That Company Big bucks by refinancing
Southern belle teaches lost way of life
Senior offers yearly lessons on table manners, social graces to young girls
September 8, 2002
In Dixie Gallaspy’s day, young ladies of the South learned poise and grace at home, basic social skills passed on by elders in the normal course of daily life. Today, Gallaspy is doing her part to keep those fading charms alive as working parents and busy children reduce home life at times to little more than a bed-and-breakfast.
Wildlife hospital under scrutiny
WildCare faces federal investigation; agents seize nine malnourished birds
September 8, 2002
The WildCare animal rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence is being investigated by state and federal agents for its apparent mishandling of protected birds of prey. Six owls, two hawks and a turkey vulture were seized from WildCare by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents. All were suffering nutritional problems.
Poll finds Americans think differently after 9-11
September 8, 2002
Although the imprint of Sept. 11 on the public is largely fading, a year later it remains clearly visible in many of the ways Americans think about their country, their leaders and themselves, according to a Washington Post survey.
Area events to commemorate attacks
September 8, 2002
Here’s a look at Lawrence-area events to commemorate 9-11.
Boeing Machinists plan second vote on company offer
September 8, 2002
Negotiators for Boeing’s largest union were headed back to the Northwest on Saturday after ending their talks with federal mediators in Washington, D.C. The Machinists plan a second vote on Boeing’s “best and final” offer from Aug. 27, but no date for that second balloting had been set.
Lykins unveils billboards attacking Ryun, Westar
September 8, 2002
Democrat Dan Lykins continued Friday to attack both Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun and the top executive at Westar Energy Inc. in the 2nd District race. Lykins, a Topeka attorney, has made the alleged misdeeds of large corporations such as Enron and WorldCom his main campaign issue.
World nervous about U.S. mandate
September 8, 2002
In a feat worthy of Houdini, the Bush team has transformed the Iraq debate into a question of the World vs. Us rather than the World vs. Him.
Wal-Mart benefits
September 8, 2002
Cleveland plans to use Chiefs as yardstick
September 8, 2002
The Cleveland Browns spent the offseason trying to fix their porous rushing defense, which was flattened, outrun and humiliated last season. Today, the Kansas City Chiefs will show the Browns if they’ve made any progress.
Kansas-UNLV Notebook
September 8, 2002
Donald C. Breithaupt
September 8, 2002
Services for Donald C. Breithaupt, 89, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Breithaupt died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at his home.
Briefly
September 8, 2002
Greece: Terrorist suspect hid on nudist beach Moscow:: Derailment backs up Trans-Siberian Railway Czech Republic: Flood-ravaged zoo reopens to public Nepal : Attack on police kills at least 40
Briefly
September 8, 2002
Miami: Airport job applicants arrested in sweep Washington: Homeless man escapes alleged sex slavery Virginia: Malaria cases worry health officials Houston: Texas bayou added to Superfund list
9-11 leaves nation stronger, more realistic
September 8, 2002
Americans are collectively drawing up a national balance sheet for the year that has passed since the terror attacks of last Sept. 11. They should note these strong new assets: On this Sept. 11, Americans will be hunting al-Qaida instead of waiting in ignorance for that organization of criminal fanatics and its allies to strike at the United States.
HINU falls in OT
September 8, 2002
Quarterback Erik Johnson’s four-yard touchdown run in overtime helped McPherson beat Haskell Indian Nations University, 24-23, Saturday night. The game was tied at 17 when Nick Wade ran in from two yards out to put Haskell up 23-17 in overtime, but the two-point conversion failed.
Turnovers no problem for Rebels
September 8, 2002
One big fat zero really stuck out when Nevada-Las Vegas football coach John Robinson looked at the statistics. The Rebels were turnover-free in Saturday night’s 31-20 win over Kansas. Then again, KU didn’t have any turnovers, either.
Don’t buy lots of bonds in search of security during market slump
September 8, 2002
Is it time to buy bonds? It’s a trick question. If you’re a steady, long-term investor who puts money into the financial markets every month or quarter, as most of us should, it’s always time to buy bonds.
What are you reading?
September 8, 2002
Photos examine stereotypes, culture
September 8, 2002
As part of the 14th Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show, the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art will display “Four Photographers: Zig Jackson, Victor Masayesva Jr., Shelley Niro, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie,” an exhibition of works by four American Indian photographers. The exhibit runs through Oct. 20.
Leader of American Indian music renaissance to appear at Lied Center
September 8, 2002
Robert Mirabal and his performance ensemble RareTribalMob will bring their “Music From a Painted Cave” tour to the Lied Center. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Watkins, Spencer museums take part in national observance of terrorist attacks
September 8, 2002
In addition to the Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence, several other museums are taking part in Celebrate America’s Freedoms in a Day of Remembrance, a national observance spearheaded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Association of Museums.
Public radio station celebrates half century
September 8, 2002
Fifty years is a long time to do anything, and is certainly a good reason to celebrate. That’s why Kansas Public Radio formerly known as KANU is throwing itself a 50th birthday party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th St.
Collectors need to be sure they have proper peeler
September 8, 2002
In the last part of the 19th century, inventors turned to making life easier for the housewife. Apple peelers, food choppers, meat grinders, eggbeaters, mayonnaise makers and other kitchen gadgets were patented.
KU professor showing paintings in Florida
September 8, 2002
Roger Shimomura, Kansas University art professor, has a solo exhibition of his paintings at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, Fla.
Resorts give Fido, Fluffy taste of luxurious living
September 8, 2002
Breakfast in bed. Three-cheese pizza delivered to the Royal Suite. But wait what’s up with the complimentary chew toy? Pet resorts with gourmet treats and pools shaped like dog bones are the newest trend nationwide.
Owner searches for holistic vet
September 8, 2002
I am looking for a holistic veterinarian in my area and am hoping you can help. There is only one veterinarian in our area who advertises alternative treatments. When I called his office, his staff said that his alternative treatment consists of vitamins and antioxidants.
Life changes, big and small, follow Sept. 11
September 8, 2002
Though much of life has returned to normal for most Americans, beneath the surface, local terrorism experts say, Sept. 11’s effects linger.
U.S. signals diplomatic thaw with North Korea
September 8, 2002
The United States joined Japan and South Korea on Saturday in backing new efforts to improve ties with North Korea, saying the communist regime in Pyongyang was showing signs of change.
Authorities can’t link suspects in Germany to al-Qaida
September 8, 2002
A Turkish man and his American fiancee appear not to have had the backing of terrorist networks in an alleged plot to bomb the U.S. Army base at Heidelberg on the anniversary of Sept. 11, the German Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Area briefs
September 8, 2002
‘Cyber Jay’ entertains at Kansas State Fair Accident victim remains in critical condition Drawing studio to give demonstration at museum Health Care Access recruiting volunteers
Politics Briefs
September 8, 2002
Magazine adds Sebelius to ‘most powerful’ list Biggs campaign touts his prosecutor status Graves to take stage at theater fund-raiser
Views within administration on Iraq vary, Powell says
September 8, 2002
Members of the Bush administration differ about what action to take against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, and no decision has been made on a military strike, Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview to be broadcast today.
Good rehab starts with dose of reality
September 8, 2002
The best wildlife rehabilitators always take a dose of reality before taking in animals. “You can’t save everything,” said Pat Silovsky, director of the Milford Nature Center at Junction City. “A lot of people get carried away by their emotions.”
9-11 leaves nation stronger, more realistic
September 8, 2002
Americans are collectively drawing up a national balance sheet for the year that has passed since the terror attacks of last Sept. 11. They should note these strong new assets: On this Sept. 11, Americans will be hunting al-Qaida instead of waiting in ignorance for that organization of criminal fanatics and its allies to strike at the United States.
Life changes, big and small, follow Sept. 11
September 8, 2002
Though much of life has returned to normal for most Americans, beneath the surface, local terrorism experts say, Sept. 11’s effects linger.
Public radio station celebrates half century
September 8, 2002
Fifty years is a long time to do anything, and is certainly a good reason to celebrate. That’s why Kansas Public Radio  formerly known as KANU  is throwing itself a 50th birthday party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th St.
Jayhawks dominate Timmons Invite
September 8, 2002
Some college students might wake up on their 21st birthday and count the hours until a crazy night on the town. Kansas runner Laura Lavoie rose early Saturday on her big B-day, sipped some H2O and prepared for a  crazy morning at the cross-country course?
School support
September 8, 2002
Proclamations are nice, but the state needs to provide more than kind words to support public education. It’s easy to be cynical about a ceremony in which Gov. Bill Graves urges the state to support public schools.
Area quilters cope with attacks by creating mini-flags
September 8, 2002
A year ago, the members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild were shaken to the core by the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington. And they dealt with the Sept. 11 tragedy the best way that they could: piece by piece, stitch by stitch.
Thomas lifts Rebels past KU
September 8, 2002
In the week leading up to Kansas University’s football game at Nevada-Las Vegas, the Jayhawks repeatedly compared UNLV’s Jason Thomas to Seneca Wallace of Iowa State. They were correct in at least one respect  KU’s defense couldn’t stop either quarterback.
Kansas-UNLV Notebook
September 8, 2002
 Soph linebacker Banks Floodman, who tore the ACL in his right knee in the season opener at Iowa State, didn’t make the trip. KU coach Mark Mangino revealed after the game that Floodman is out for the season.  Nine true freshman were on the charter flight  wide receivers Charles Gordon and Mark Simmons, linebackers Nick Reid, Brandon Watkins and Kevin Kane, running back Jon Cornish, offensive linemen Bob Whitaker and Travis Dambach and defensive end Kyle Knighton. Cornish and Kane made their season debuts, Cornish returning kickoffs and Kane helping fill in for Floodman.
Arts notes
September 8, 2002
Spencer Consort to take listeners on journey Blues and Barbecue kicks off Friday
Arts notes
September 8, 2002
‘Dead Man Walking’ author visits K-State KU recital features trombone, piano Spencer Museum offers adult education classes Holiday Art Fair seeking entries
Briefly
September 8, 2002
Montana: Rescue helicopter crew has to shoo grizzlies Illinois: Hundreds turn out for radiation pills New York: New warship to honor victims of 9-11 attacks Delaware: Voters make choice in Congress primary North Carolina: Military police unit home from Afghanistan
Briefly
September 8, 2002
Washington, D.C.: Uranium-enriching equipment sought by Iraq, official says Washington, D.C.:Report absolves military in strike on wedding party Las Vegas: Air ambulance crashes; three people are killed Ohio: Teen accused of using hammer as bludgeon
At least Jayhawks show hope of improvement
September 8, 2002
Add Kansas University’s football team to the endless list of Las Vegas losers. Still, like everyone else who leaves Vegas after dropping a bundle, it is not only mandatory but socially acceptable to rationalize.
Neighbors celebrate unity as 9-11 nears
September 8, 2002
In an effort to celebrate family and community connections as the Sept. 11 anniversary approaches, the neighborhood on Saturday evening came together for a cookout.
Douglas County commissioners to consider Army request for site
September 8, 2002
The U.S. Army wants to be prepared, and officials of a Lawrence-based reserve unit are asking for Douglas County’s help. The Army’s 946th Transportation Detachment is seeking permission to use the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds as a backup assembly site in Lawrence.
WildCare faces federal investigation
September 8, 2002
The WildCare animal rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence is being investigated by state and federal agents for its apparent mishandling of protected birds of prey. Six owls, two hawks and a turkey vulture were seized from WildCare by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents. All were suffering nutritional problems.
FSHS volleyball 1-3 in tourney
September 8, 2002
Free State High’s volleyball team went 1-3 Saturday at the season-opening Johnson County Community College Tournament. The Firebirds lost to Shawnee Mission East, 7-15, 11-15; Kansas City (Mo.) Notre Dame de Sion, 2-15, 5-15; and Blue Valley West, 5-15, 9-15. FSHS beat St. Joseph (Mo.) Central, 15-3, 15-9.
Watkins, Spencer museums take part in national observance of terrorist attacks
September 8, 2002
In addition to the Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence, several other museums are taking part in Celebrate America’s Freedoms in a Day of Remembrance, a national observance spearheaded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the American Association of Museums.
Hundreds rally for peace in downtown park
September 8, 2002
As President Bush continued lobbying world leaders Saturday to attack Iraq, nearly 300 area residents marched down Massachusetts Street to protest the use of force against the Middle Eastern nation.
WildCare did have share of successes
September 8, 2002
The 3-month-old barred owl leapt from Paula Halleran-Hodge’s thickly gloved hand, flapped ferociously to gain altitude and disappeared into the night sky at Clinton State Park. “It’s wonderful. Doesn’t happen every day,” said Halleran-Hodge, a volunteer at the WildCare animal rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence.
Valencia claim crowns
September 8, 2002
Lawrence had a pair of individual winners at the Overland Park Aquinas Cross Country Invitational Saturday, while the Lawrence High boys claimed the team title. LHS seniors Dylan McClain and Andy Struble went 1-2 in the boys race, pacing the Lions to 56 points, 14 better than second-place Shawnee Mission Northwest.
James M. Johnson Jr.
September 8, 2002
Baldwin  Services for James M. Johnson Jr., 84, Baldwin, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin. Mr. Johnson died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
September 8, 2002
Beer, polka and bratwurst are not the usual fare at a church fund-raiser. Of course, Oompahfest is no regular fund-raiser.
Arts notes
September 8, 2002
Chamber orchestra lists officers, board members Lawrence musician to appear at state fair
There she is and there she is, too
Both Miss North Carolinas show at Miss America Pageant event in Philadelphia
September 8, 2002
No shrinking violet, Rebekah Revels smiled patiently for photographers as she adorned her plum pants suit with a $19,200 pearl-and-diamond necklace at Tiffany’s on Saturday.
Baker women win
September 8, 2002
Baker’s women’s soccer team defeated Bethany, 6-3, on Saturday, in the Wildcats’ season opener. Meghan Braun scored three goals and Eugenia Rogers scored two for BU. No other details were available.
Big 12 Roundup: Sooners survive Tide
No. 2 OU rallies for 37-27 victory over Alabama
September 8, 2002
The first game between Oklahoma and Alabama since 1970 proved to be worth the wait. Capping a wild second half that saw Alabama rally from a three-touchdown deficit, the second-ranked Sooners scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes to win, 37-27, Saturday.
Fay weakens, but Texas soaked
Tropical storm dumps up to a foot of rain on some areas
September 8, 2002
Tropical Storm Fay ran aground Saturday on the Gulf Coast with high tides and tornadoes, quickly weakening but inundating some areas with nearly a foot of rain. As the storm’s remnants slowly moved west, officials worried substantial rain could fall around San Antonio, which suffered severe flooding earlier this summer.
KU runs to victory
Jayhawks dominate Timmons Invite
September 8, 2002
Some college students might wake up on their 21st birthday and count the hours until a crazy night on the town. Kansas runner Laura Lavoie rose early Saturday on her big B-day, sipped some H2O and prepared for a crazy morning at the cross-country course?
Kansas women’s golf tied for 13th place
September 8, 2002
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is tied for 13th place after two rounds of the 35-team Bay Tree Classic.
Kansas rugby falls
September 8, 2002
Fort Worth Rugby Club defeated the Kansas Jayhawks RFC, 15-7, in a rugby match played Saturday at Westwick. Kyle Ricketts scored a try for KU and Matt Schwartz kicked the conversion.
Patriotic patterns
Area quilters cope with attacks by creating mini-flags
September 8, 2002
A year ago, the members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild were shaken to the core by the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington. And they dealt with the Sept. 11 tragedy the best way that they could: piece by piece, stitch by stitch.
Indian Arts Show judges give this year’s entries a thumbs-up
September 8, 2002
Nelda Schrupp reached deep inside a large clay pot sitting on a table among other artworks entered in the 14th Annual Indian Arts Show at Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology.
Changing world
Author creates stir with ‘Lovely Bones’
September 8, 2002
Nighttime in Manhattan. Guests slip past the red velvet ropes of a hot midtown cocktail lounge and go inside to munch complicated hors d’oeuvres and toast a new novelist. Award-winning author Jonathan Franzen, AOL/Time Warner Book Group CEO Larry Kirshbaum and a host of others are celebrating Alice Sebold and her best-selling “The Lovely Bones.”
Ellis’ novel provides look at 19th century
September 8, 2002
In Virginia Ellis’ novel “The Wedding Dress,” Julia and Victoria Atwater, young widows of Confederate soldiers, are left to mourn for their families and depleted Southern community, tend their fading Virginia plantation, support themselves financially and resist Reconstruction.
Malaise’ just right to read at summer’s end
September 8, 2002
In its scrutiny of the weather in Southern California a climate prone to endless stretches where one day is indistinguishable from the one before it “Malaise” makes for an unexpectedly apt and generous end-of-the-summer read.
Haskell art market, photo exhibit and quilts add to show
September 8, 2002
Here is the lineup of activities planned in conjunction with the 14th Annual Indian Arts Show.
Hair color and gender don’t determine intelligence
September 8, 2002
At a recent luncheon meeting with a group of friends known as “Four Blondes and a Barb,” the topic arose as it often does of dumb things we have done. Margie, whose blondness masks a superior intellect, actually admitted to dialing a phone number on her TV remote control. “I was under stress,” she insists.
Networks list news show guests
September 8, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Oompahfest: ‘Eat, drink, be German’
September 8, 2002
Beer, polka and bratwurst are not the usual fare at a church fund-raiser. Of course, Oompahfest is no regular fund-raiser.
Cross Timbers ceremony slated
September 8, 2002
On Sept. 28, Toronto State Park will officially become Cross Timbers State Park, reflecting the mix of post oak and blackjack oak woodlands that form the striking Kansas landscape that surrounds Toronto Reservoir.
Photos reflect artist’s work with children
September 8, 2002
A new exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art features more than 150 photographs from Wendy Ewald’s work with children around the world. “Secret Games: Wendy Ewald Collaborative Works with Children, 1969-1999” runs Sept. 15-Dec. 8 at the museum, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Children living with pets likely to develop allergies
September 8, 2002
Parents who want to reduce the chances that their children will develop allergies and perhaps even asthma might want to consider getting dogs or cats as pets when their children are infants.
Stamps encourage neutering of pets
September 8, 2002
Protect your pets. This is the message to pet lovers of America from the U.S. Postal Service. The plea is conveyed through two new 37-cent U.S. stamps that encourage the neutering or spaying of puppies and kittens.
Ancient wonder
New Mexico’s pueblo ruins are spectacular and mysterious
September 8, 2002
The pinkish-tan cliff soars 80 feet above Una Vida, the ruins of a 150-room multistory stone pueblo built when Europe was in the Middle Ages.
Collectors angle for piece of history
September 8, 2002
When Chip Rice opened the glass doors to a wooden display case full of fishing lures, it was as if he had opened the pages of history.
Duck, goose seasons in Kansas include limited adjustments
Pintail limit, teal dates tweaked
September 8, 2002
This year’s Kansas duck and goose season lengths and bag limits include only a few changes from last year. This year, hunters may include one pintail within their daily bag only during a special pintail season, which runs 39 days in each of three duck zones.
Area residents protest possible war on Iraq
Hundreds rally for peace in downtown park
September 8, 2002
As President Bush continued lobbying world leaders Saturday to attack Iraq, nearly 300 area residents marched down Massachusetts Street to protest the use of force against the Middle Eastern nation.
Local Briefs
September 8, 2002
Ceremony: Baker to observe 9-11 Weekend: Kaw Valley Quilters show display patriotic themes Health: Kansans test negative for West Nile virus Politics: Democratic AG candidate plans to visit Lawrence
Jazz great buried with pomp
Procession through Harlem precedes Hampton’s burial
September 8, 2002
The remains of jazz great Lionel Hampton were carried Saturday in a white horse-drawn hearse through the streets of Harlem, with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis blowing a dirge to lead the funeral procession.
James M. Johnson Jr.
September 8, 2002
On the record
September 8, 2002
Neighbors celebrate unity as 9-11 nears
September 8, 2002
In an effort to celebrate family and community connections as the Sept. 11 anniversary approaches, the neighborhood on Saturday evening came together for a cookout.
Screwdriver rampage leads to arrest
September 8, 2002
A suburban Kansas City man went on an inexplicable rampage with a screwdriver and injured two people before he was arrested, authorities said. The 22-year-old Overland Park man remained jailed Saturday on $50,000 bond.
Low water levels halted barge traffic
September 8, 2002
The Missouri River was so low during the summer that barge traffic came to a halt on July 20, and did not resume until after Aug. 14, the Jefferson City News Tribune reported Saturday.
Lawrence School Board
Board to consider transfer policy
September 8, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. Monday 110 McDonald Drive
Douglas County commissioners to consider Army request for site
September 8, 2002
The U.S. Army wants to be prepared, and officials of a Lawrence-based reserve unit are asking for Douglas County’s help. The Army’s 946th Transportation Detachment is seeking permission to use the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds as a backup assembly site in Lawrence.
Report says Mafia bosses to target Italian politicians
Prison conditions for La Cosa Nostra at issue
September 8, 2002
Fed up with serving hard time, Mafia bosses are planning violent attacks in Italy that could target Parliament members, a newspaper reported said Saturday.
Typhoon soaks Taiwan
Island escapes severe damage from storm
September 8, 2002
Typhoon Sinlaku churned on toward China Saturday after battering Taiwan with waves and drenching it with rain, but causing no major damage. One woman was presumed dead after being swept away by violent surf.
College Football Roundup: Fife rallies Oregon past Fresno State
No. 13 Ducks’ QB directs touchdown drive in final minutes of 28-24 win
September 8, 2002
Making just his second start for Oregon, Jason Fife already has learned to stay calm. Fife was unfazed by his crucial fumble with less than five minutes to go and stayed levelheaded as he led No. 13 Oregon’s late rally to beat Fresno State 28-24.
Adult’s acquittal stuns jurors who convicted teens
September 8, 2002
Jurors who tried two baby-faced boys on charges of killing their father with a baseball bat were aghast to learn that another panel had acquitted an adult accused in the case. But their conclusion that the boys only helped and didn’t swing the bat stunned the prosecutor who presented both cases.
WildCare did have share of successes
September 8, 2002
The 3-month-old barred owl leapt from Paula Halleran-Hodge’s thickly gloved hand, flapped ferociously to gain altitude and disappeared into the night sky at Clinton State Park. “It’s wonderful. Doesn’t happen every day,” said Halleran-Hodge, a volunteer at the WildCare animal rehabilitation facility east of Lawrence.
2,345-mile Mississippi swim nearly completed
September 8, 2002
Marathon swimmer Martin Strel has dodged whirlpools, tankers and a lightning bolt. On Saturday, he was 45 miles from completing his journey down the length of the Mississippi River.
HINU falls in OT
September 8, 2002
Quarterback Erik Johnson’s four-yard touchdown run in overtime helped McPherson beat Haskell Indian Nations University, 24-23, Saturday night. The game was tied at 17 when Nick Wade ran in from two yards out to put Haskell up 23-17 in overtime, but the two-point conversion failed.
Prove the point
September 8, 2002
Tasteless photo
September 8, 2002
Victory not in cards - UNLV 31, Kansas 20
Thomas lifts Rebels past KU
September 8, 2002
In the week leading up to Kansas University’s football game at Nevada-Las Vegas, the Jayhawks repeatedly compared UNLV’s Jason Thomas to Seneca Wallace of Iowa State. They were correct in at least one respect KU’s defense couldn’t stop either quarterback.
Kansas offense improves
QB Whittemore: ‘We wanted to win here, no doubt’
September 8, 2002
Kansas University nearly doubled its offensive production from the first game of the season to the second. It still wasn’t enough for the Jayhawks, who suffered a 31-20 loss to UNLV on Saturday at Boyd Stadium.
Wal-Mart an asset
September 8, 2002
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 8, 2002
Miami flogs Florida
Top-ranked Hurricanes roll to 41-16 victory
September 8, 2002
Miami dominated. Florida flopped. The top-ranked Hurricanes left The Swamp on Saturday the same way they came in best in the state, best in the country, and still waiting for their first big challenge of 2002.
Serena topples sister again
Venus falls, 6-4, 6-3 in U.S. Open women’s finals
September 8, 2002
Take that, big sis! Serena Williams confirmed at the U.S. Open what’s become clear since spring: She’s not just No. 1 in the world, she’s No. 1 in her home.
United States squad flops again
Spain wins fifth-place game; Yugoslavia, Argentina to tangle for gold medal today
September 8, 2002
The United States lost again at the World Championships on Saturday night, falling 81-75 to Spain in the fifth-place game. It was an outcome far worse than anyone on the American team ever could have expected coming into this tournament the worst showing by a U.S. team at the World Championships.
LHS boy, FSHS girl take titles
Lions’ McClain, Firebirds’ Valencia claim crowns
September 8, 2002
Lawrence had a pair of individual winners at the Overland Park Aquinas Cross Country Invitational Saturday, while the Lawrence High boys claimed the team title. LHS seniors Dylan McClain and Andy Struble went 1-2 in the boys race, pacing the Lions to 56 points, 14 better than second-place Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Dunn tosses three TD passes in 68-0 victory
September 8, 2002
Marc Dunn threw three touchdown passes and Terence Newman scored on offense and special teams as Kansas State defeated Louisiana-Monroe, 68-0, Saturday night.
American League Roundup: Oakland back on track
Mulder mows down Minnesota, 2-0
September 8, 2002
Mark Mulder pitched well enough to get Oakland back on the winning track. Mulder pitched eight shutout innings Saturday night, outshining Minnesota’s Joe Mays and leading the Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the Twins, a night after Oakland’s AL record 20-game winning streak was stopped.
Sharon sounds note of optimism for Mideast
September 8, 2002
In a rare note of optimism, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said preparations for a new Palestinian security apparatus a key demand of the United States and Israel should begin this month.
Afghan who gave life to save Karzai buried
Azimullah Khaksar hailed as martyr
September 8, 2002
Azimullah Khaksar’s goal in life was to serve his country. With his death, he got what he wanted. He had saved the president’s life. The 19-year-old died Thursday trying to disarm a gunman during an assassination attempt on Hamid Karzai.
Boone helps M’s blast Royals
Second baseman drives in four runs in Seattle’s 9-2 victory
September 8, 2002
Bret Boone is making up for a slow first half in time to help the Seattle Mariners make a playoff push. Boone drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners tried to keep pace in the AL West with a 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Yanks’ Wells battered in diner fight
September 8, 2002
Yankees pitcher David Wells was punched in the head and lost two teeth when he was attacked by a man waving a butter knife at a diner early Saturday, police said. Wells refused medical attention after the assault at 5:50 a.m. at the restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East side.
Baker women win
September 8, 2002
Baker’s women’s soccer team defeated Bethany, 6-3, on Saturday, in the Wildcats’ season opener. Meghan Braun scored three goals and Eugenia Rogers scored two for BU. No other details were available.
Howard H. Thoren
September 8, 2002
Howard H. Thoren
September 8, 2002
Graveside services for Howard H. Thoren, 80, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mr. Thoren died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.