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Schools, cultural activities attractive to people new to city
September 22, 2002
For Tracy Ford Stacey, you can go home again. She grew up in Lawrence and attended Kansas University where she met Greg Stacey. They married, moved around the Midwest and started a family.
Volunteering keeps residents busy
September 22, 2002
Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence serves less than a dozen students. But every time one of the nonprofit program’s clients, each of whom has either a developmental or physical disability, climbs onto a horse, it takes three volunteers to safely lead the horse and rider.
State puts squeeze on funding for schools
September 22, 2002
Change is unavoidable this year in the Lawrence school district. The state’s revenue shortfall will compel the Lawrence district and the 302 other public school districts in Kansas to trim budgets, as a second cut in state appropriations to schools is expected before the fiscal year ends next June.
Federal grants help police pad staff
September 22, 2002
As Lawrence continues its rapid growth, its public safety and emergency services must find ways to keep up with increasing demands.
Recreation services available
September 22, 2002
Lawrence Parks and Recreation has more than 50 parks and green spaces, as well as nearly 60 miles of recreational trails, a nature center, two swimming pools and one of the area’s finest golf courses.
Children have several activities
September 22, 2002
At a “beach” in the middle of landlocked Lawrence, children who may have never stepped foot on the coast can learn about creatures of the sea.
s talent
September 22, 2002
When art collectors Lee and Darcy Gerhard moved to Lawrence a few years ago, they brought with them an idea that would take root in their new hometown.
BGSU players, coach have lift mishap prior to kickoff
September 22, 2002
Good things do not happen when 20 football players and one coach crowd into a hotel elevator.
Service groups, clubs, support groups and organizations
September 22, 2002
Recycling program popular
September 22, 2002
Just because something is old and worn out doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a future.
City revolves around university
September 22, 2002
Jim Roberts hears daily about the effects of Kansas University on the Lawrence economy.
County braces for decision on trafficway
September 22, 2002
Although they don’t talk about it much anymore during their twice-weekly meetings, Douglas County commissioners are poised to spend plenty of time next year wrangling with an issue that simply won’t go away.
Police practice a snapshot of privacy debate
September 22, 2002
The city police department’s Corner Deployment Unit is known as the “jump-out squad” for bursting out of vehicles to question and search suspects. Its officers also are known for something else: snapping photos of suspects they stop, even those they don’t arrest.
Army unveils new federal penitentiary
September 22, 2002
Fort Leavenworth officials unveiled the military’s new $68 million maximum-security prison Friday, replacing the oldest penal institution in the federal system. The old prison, which closes this fall, handled the military’s most hardened criminals for 127 years.
Media monitors
September 22, 2002
The founder of C-SPAN reminds us of the importance of thinking for ourselves. Let the viewer decide. That, according to its founder, is the philosophy of C-SPAN, the television network that offers viewers start-to-finish coverage of speeches, meetings, hearings and other events.
Lawrence school board
District transfer policy under review
September 22, 2002
Agenda highlights 7 p.m. 110 McDonald Drive
Political briefs
September 22, 2002
Lykins, Ryun clash over prescription drugs Sebelius running mate would run commerce 3rd District candidates welcome vice president Finney supports farm loan program Moran honored for rural development work Taff goes to Washington to raise campaign funds
Democrats cite risks in privatizing Social Security
September 22, 2002
Missourians need look no further than the Enron scandal and the stock market slide to understand why Social Security should not be privatized, Sen. Jean Carnahan said Friday.
Roy H. Young
September 22, 2002
Spokane bishop at center of abuse crisis
September 22, 2002
Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane was among a group of Roman Catholic leaders who traveled to Rome in April to brief the pope on the child sex abuse scandal rocking the U.S. church.
To the victor goes the toil
They both want to lead Kansas, but how will they solve the state’s financial crisis?
September 22, 2002
One wants a top-to-bottom review of state government; the other pledges not to raise taxes. Aside from that, the major political party candidates for governor Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger are saying little about how they would solve the state budget problem.
Elevator Falcons’ biggest scare
BGSU players, coach have lift mishap prior to kickoff
September 22, 2002
Good things do not happen when 20 football players and one coach crowd into a hotel elevator.
Red Raiders’ rally for naught - No. 17 N.C. State 51, Texas Tech 48, OT
September 22, 2002
If this was supposed to be a showcase for two of the nation’s best quarterbacks, no one told North Carolina State freshman T.A. McLendon.
Patriots vow not to look past underdog Chiefs
September 22, 2002
The New England Patriots know how dangerous an underdog can be. They used to be one. Now that the Super Bowl champs finally are favored, they’re not about to underestimate the Kansas City Chiefs today or think Priest Holmes and Tony Gonzalez will be easy to stop.
Tree-stand harness built into vest designed to prevent accidents
September 22, 2002
One of the slickest new products I’ve seen in years is a tree-stand safety harness incorporated in a comfortable and practical hunting vest. It’s one of those things you look at and think, “Why didn’t we have this 50 years ago?”
Anti-U.S. tone marks Germany elections
September 22, 2002
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is fighting for re-election today after a campaign laced with defiance of the United States unseen since World War II.
Checkers speech forever changed U.S. political landscape, Texas pair
TV appearance that saved Nixon’s spot on Ike’s ticket given 50 years ago
September 22, 2002
She taught music. He was a traveling salesman. They never gained much fame. But, with help from their cocker spaniel Boots, they may have changed the course of history.
Lawrence known for live music
September 22, 2002
In broadest terms, there are two things Lawrence is known for: KU basketball and live music.
Salt, pepper shakers draw attention
September 22, 2002
Collecting is fun, and there are many humorous antiques and collectibles. One category that has attracted attention is salt and pepper shakers. They are inexpensive and amusing, and most cost from a few dollars to $50.
Five members make up commission
September 22, 2002
There are five members of the Lawrence City Commission, three of whose seats are up for election on April 1.
Services keep city going
September 22, 2002
There are few people in Lawrence whose lives aren’t touched by the city’s nearly 800 municipal employees.
Children have several activities
September 22, 2002
At a “beach” in the middle of landlocked Lawrence, children who may have never stepped foot on the coast can learn about creatures of the sea.
City revolves around university
September 22, 2002
Jim Roberts hears daily about the effects of Kansas University on the Lawrence economy.
Mangino tears into team after lopsided loss
September 22, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino promised before the college football season began that his Jayhawks would play hard for four quarters. On Saturday night Mangino, for the first time as a head coach, told the media his players did not do that.
Bowling Green darn good
September 22, 2002
Four large orange mobile circulating fans were wheeled off Bowling Green’s sideline about halfway through the third quarter. They weren’t the first fans to leave Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
s financial crisis?
September 22, 2002
One wants a top-to-bottom review of state government; the other pledges not to raise taxes. Aside from that, the major political party candidates for governor  Democrat Kathleen Sebelius and Republican Tim Shallenburger  are saying little about how they would solve the state budget problem.
Civil War
September 22, 2002
As Carolyn Bailey Berneking hikes through the knee-high prairie grasses a couple miles east of Baldwin, the historian closes her eyes and hears 150-year-old voices. Kit Carson, H. Clay Pate and John Brown all speak to her, and Berneking wants everyone to listen.
Festivals provide variety
September 22, 2002
No matter what your tastes, there is something to quench your arts appetite in Lawrence.
Subpoena all banking records to find missing transactions
September 22, 2002
Home care workers unionize in hope of better benefits
September 22, 2002
Mike Hardy takes stock of the wardrobe he’s picked out for his mother-in-law: purple blouse and socks, white slacks and sneakers, matching earrings.
Sex scandal grips state somewhat
September 22, 2002
There she stood, newspaperless and a tad sheepish about it, behind the News & Gifts counter at Blue Grass Airport. “I tell them every time: ‘When there’s news, you’ve got to bring me more papers,’” said the bespectacled, gray-haired clerk. “They were gone in no time. Pffft, right out the door. All 50 gone by 9 a.m.”
Charge dismissed in cat-burning case
September 22, 2002
Clay County authorities have dismissed a criminal charge against a Liberty man accused of burning a kitten in a barbecue grill. Charles C. Benoit, 24, had been charged with animal abuse for allegedly placing the 7-week-old kitten in burning coals of a grill at his apartment complex.
Iraq’s heat makes timing of war critical
September 22, 2002
Saddam Hussein’s military is not the only foe Bush administration planners must reckon with in preparing for war with Iraq.
Bush still bartering for help against Iraq
September 22, 2002
The Bush administration’s drive to persuade Congress and the United Nations to authorize military action against Iraq is just the public face of its campaign. Behind the scenes, it’s more like “let’s make a deal.”
Fighting Irish foil Spartans - No. 12 Notre Dame 21, Michigan State 17
Battle scores game-winning, 60-yard touchdown with 1:15 remaining
September 22, 2002
Notre Dame doesn’t prefer winning in such dramatic fashion. It’s just working out that way. Quarterback Pat Dillingham, playing for injured starter Carlyle Holiday, threw a short pass to Arnaz Battle, who ran 60 yards for a touchdown with 1:15 remaining as the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish rallied to beat Michigan State 21-17 Saturday.
Business, neighborhood and arts organizations
September 22, 2002
Landlords of Lawrence Inc. Phone: 842-0452
Bookstore
September 22, 2002
Briefs
September 22, 2002
Recycling program popular
September 22, 2002
Just because something is old and worn out doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a future.
Rooms & Roots
September 22, 2002
This week, Home and Away travels to Dover to visit the 1878 Sage Inn and Stagecoach Station, a Bed & Breakfast that’s listed on the National Historic Register and was once a stop on the Oregon Trail.
End tables easy to build at home
Following directions can lead to creation in matter of minutes
September 22, 2002
Sometimes when you are decorating a room you can run into a little problem. You need more stuff (like end tables) but lack the cash to purchase additional items. That’s when you get creative and build your own furniture.
Hip-hop star is good-natured bad boy of rap
September 22, 2002
Despite his sexual party-boy image, the heart of hip-hop star Nelly seems to be as golden as his teeth. While hypnotizing the nation with carnal lyrics like “It’s getting hot in here … So take off all your clothes,” the unmarried father of a 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son is more interested in having fun than rapping about violence and guns.
Briefly
September 22, 2002
India: Assassination attempt on minister fails Mexico: Isidore picks up speed Northern Ireland: Protestants threaten to leave coalition Ivory Coast: Military uprising leaves 270 dead Havana: Exposition brings U.S. livestock to Cuba
Worst drivers really too busy to drive at all
September 22, 2002
So I have to tell you what I saw on the interstate the other night. First, though, you must understand that this was not just any old interstate. This was I-95 in downtown Miami, proud home of the worst darned drivers in the world.
Writer reinvents mythic past
Summerland’ is tale of environmental peril
September 22, 2002
At age 39, author Michael Chabon appears well placed in the great, grown-up world. He is married, has three children and lives on a leafy side street in a scenic, high-priced city.
U.S. options for invastion
September 22, 2002
President Bush has asked Congress for the ability to use “all means,” including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. As the Pentagon prepares for a possible invasion, military planners say the most complicated problem they face is Saddam’s likely use of chemical and biological weapons.
State Briefs
September 22, 2002
Topeka: Teen sentenced to life for fatal shooting Wichita: Court TV to cover trial in multiple murder case Manhattan: KSU president receives Scandinavian honor
Hokies hold off Aggies - No. 7 Virginia Tech 13, No. 19 Texas A&M 3
Tech defense accounts for two interceptions, fumble recovery, five sacks
September 22, 2002
Frank Beamer took No. 7 Virginia Tech into hostile territory, hoping to find out just how good the Hokies really are.
Roundup: Florida’s win ‘a big one’
No. 10 Gators’ 24 second-quarter points help topple No. 4 Tennessee, 30-13
September 22, 2002
When it rained, it poured points for 10th-ranked Florida. The Gators thrived in Swamp-like conditions Saturday, scoring 24 second-quarter points during a downpour for a 30-13 victory over No. 4 Tennessee on Saturday.
Model railroaders show off creations
September 22, 2002
For some model railroads buffs, it’s all about figuring out complicated electronic systems. For others, the draw is building detailed scenery or learning the history behind certain engines and the regions in which they traveled.
New federal regulations put increased pressure on local districts, state official says
September 22, 2002
Failure of Kansans to grasp the importance of the new federal “No Child Left Behind” education law could be devastating to the state’s public schools, a state education official says.
Festivals provide variety
September 22, 2002
No matter what your tastes, there is something to quench your arts appetite in Lawrence.
Leslie W. Blevins Sr.
September 22, 2002
Services for Leslie W. Blevins Sr., 85, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Mr. Blevins died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
The Raven earns state recognition
September 22, 2002
Pat Kehde and Mary Lou Wright remember the look they received from their male counterparts when they began making plans to open their independent bookstore, The Raven, 15 years ago.
Briefly
September 22, 2002
New Jersey: Miss Illinois is Miss America Indiana: Mother surrenders in child battery case Yemen: Three suspects questioned for alleged al-Qaida ties Washington: Reports identify 70,000 alleged terrorists worldwide
Briefly
September 22, 2002
New York: Officer sent to prison for beating of Haitian Washington, D.C.: Democrats face steep fines for ‘96 scandal Minneapolis: Judge rules Qwest blocked competitors Los Angeles: ‘Hillside Strangler’ dies in prison cell Indiana: Violent storms pummel parts of Midwest
County braces for decision on trafficway
September 22, 2002
Although they don’t talk about it much anymore during their twice-weekly meetings, Douglas County commissioners are poised to spend plenty of time next year wrangling with an issue that simply won’t go away.
Lawrence known for live music
September 22, 2002
In broadest terms, there are two things Lawrence is known for: KU basketball and live music.
Service groups, clubs, support groups and organizations
September 22, 2002
Douglas County AIDS project Phone: 843-0040.
Iraq’s ‘yes’ isn’t quite good enough
September 22, 2002
Was Monday’s decision by Iraq to readmit U.N. weapons inspectors, without preconditions, a good thing or a bad thing?
Disney adapts Japanese anime film for American audiences
September 22, 2002
Europe blanks U.S. at Solheim
September 22, 2002
The European dream team goes much deeper than just the unbeatable Carin Koch and unflappable Annika Sorenstam. In fact, the entire team was splendid Saturday in the Solheim Cup, putting together a 4-0 sweep of the Americans in the afternoon best-ball matches to take a 9-7 lead after Day 2.
Football Notebook
September 22, 2002
Beloit woodworker’s guitars strike chord with musicians
Handmade instruments in high demand among professionals
September 22, 2002
Nelson Palen builds some of the sweetest sounding guitars in existence, and he doesn’t even play the instrument. Palen may not be a musician, but during the past three years, he has earned the respect of jazz guitarists throughout the world.
Leslie W. Blevins Sr.
September 22, 2002
Lawrence briefs
September 22, 2002
Teen faces multiple charges, including rape, robbery Preservation Alliance plans walking tour of Vinland Lawrence residents named to fire training commission KU sets final exams
Briefcase
September 22, 2002
Leadership: Yahoo! editor-in-chief to speak at breakfast Survey: Students bombarded with credit card forms Motley Fool: Name that company
Market declines mean you’ll need to save more for retirement
September 22, 2002
How much money do you need to save for retirement? That’s always been a tricky question. And now, given the stock-market slide of the past couple of years, even those who once knew the answer must wrestle with something more.
The Motley Fool
Our Mission: To Inform, to Amuse, and to Help You Make Money
September 22, 2002
Israel raises flag, ire in Arafat’s compound
September 22, 2002
Israel planted its flag in Yasser Arafat’s compound Saturday and demolished more of his besieged offices, prompting thousands of Palestinians to pour into the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in protest. Four demonstrators were killed by army fire.
Higher education budget may prove tempting target
September 22, 2002
A key legislator says higher education, already hit with spending cuts, will be an even bigger target next year when a new governor and Legislature try to write a budget. “Those higher ed boys need to be concerned,” said state Rep. Kenny Wilk. The Lansing Republican is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Bookstore wins rave review
The Raven earns state recognition
September 22, 2002
Pat Kehde and Mary Lou Wright remember the look they received from their male counterparts when they began making plans to open their independent bookstore, The Raven, 15 years ago.
Media monitors
September 22, 2002
The founder of C-SPAN reminds us of the importance of thinking for ourselves. Let the viewer decide. That, according to its founder, is the philosophy of C-SPAN, the television network that offers viewers start-to-finish coverage of speeches, meetings, hearings and other events.
Services keep city going
September 22, 2002
There are few people in Lawrence whose lives aren’t touched by the city’s nearly 800 municipal employees.
Business, neighborhood and arts organizations
September 22, 2002
Donating blood seems to boost heart health
September 22, 2002
Becky Foerschler has always donated blood out of the goodness of her heart. Now she can do it for the wellness of her heart. A new study by a researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center shows people who donate blood frequently are less likely to get heart disease.
Five members make up commission
September 22, 2002
There are five members of the Lawrence City Commission, three of whose seats are up for election on April 1.
Snider services
September 22, 2002
School contacts
September 22, 2002
Arts briefs
September 22, 2002
Playwright puts his mark on ‘Frankenstein’ Country singer slated at Ottawa auditorium Buster Keaton takes center stage at festival
Recreation services available
September 22, 2002
Lawrence Parks and Recreation has more than 50 parks and green spaces, as well as nearly 60 miles of recreational trails, a nature center, two swimming pools and one of the area’s finest golf courses.
Federal grants help police pad staff
September 22, 2002
As Lawrence continues its rapid growth, its public safety and emergency services must find ways to keep up with increasing demands.
State puts squeeze on funding for schools
September 22, 2002
Change is unavoidable this year in the Lawrence school district. The state’s revenue shortfall will compel the Lawrence district and the 302 other public school districts in Kansas to trim budgets, as a second cut in state appropriations to schools is expected before the fiscal year ends next June.
Volunteering keeps residents busy
September 22, 2002
Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence serves less than a dozen students. But every time one of the nonprofit program’s clients, each of whom has either a developmental or physical disability, climbs onto a horse, it takes three volunteers to safely lead the horse and rider.
Lawrence lures newcomers
Schools, cultural activities attractive to people new to city
September 22, 2002
For Tracy Ford Stacey, you can go home again. She grew up in Lawrence and attended Kansas University where she met Greg Stacey. They married, moved around the Midwest and started a family.
Hollywood legend Cary Grant honored
September 22, 2002
He was a legend in Hollywood as well the rest of the world. Debonair, charming and suave, Cary Grant, who appeared in more than 70 films, was the epitome of the sophisticated actor.
Travel briefs
September 22, 2002
Top 10 scenic flights ‘Peanuts’ museum open Modern improvements alter Angkor Wat
Historic forts on ‘Great Warpath’ command attention
18th-century forts and battlefields concentrated in New York, Vermont
September 22, 2002
Pine trees murmur as they are jostled by a breeze coursing over a rocky promontory high above Lake Champlain spectral whispers, perhaps, of European, American and Indian warriors who fought in the Lake Champlain Valley during two 18th-century wars.
Watch out for predatory lending techniques
September 22, 2002
Predatory Lending Sabbath/Sunday is an AARP program Saturday and today in Kansas to alert older people of home loan scams. Churches and synagogues are being asked to provide AARP materials to their members and friends about this national problem.
Appropriate care gives hearing aids a longer life span
September 22, 2002
Hearing aids probably aren’t the most exciting appliances in the world. VCRs and CDs are a lot more fun. If you have hearing aids, however, you know that they are fragile, sensitive and expensive and that they need care to keep them working right.
It’s not easy being evergreen
September 22, 2002
The heat and drought have been tough on trees especially the evergreens. Spruce, fir and pines are not well adapted to local growing conditions. And a high stress year like this one has led to decline and death.
Family trees
Joy and Ruby Patton share a geneaological green thumb
September 22, 2002
A beautiful garden, green and healthy, grows behind the split rail fence that surrounds the front yard on Lawrence’s west side. A welcoming picket fence adds a quaint touch to this property. Beyond the gate, a thick mat of groundcover clusters at the feet of a river birch tree.
Heartworm reports high in Texas, Florida
September 22, 2002
The American Heartworm Society reported its findings on the incidence of heartworm disease in the United States in the July issue of DVM Newsmagazine.
Photographers welcome pets for stylish portraits
September 22, 2002
Dressed to the canines, pooches are posing for professional portraits paid for by their spend-ready masters. The trend is among the latest in what has become a $29 billion pet services industry.
Hiring a home inspector crucial to new buy
September 22, 2002
Thinking of buying a home? Avoid getting a money pit by having the home professionally inspected from foundation to roof. This process will expose needed repairs.
Chronic wasting disease no problem in Kansas
But state officials advise precautions
September 22, 2002
Some Kansas deer hunters are concerned about a rare disease found in deer and elk called chronic wasting disease. An elk in a captive herd near Anthony tested positive for CWD last year. The entire herd was destroyed.
Thanks to drought, upland birds decline
September 22, 2002
The western third of Kansas and many northcentral counties near the Nebraska border have experienced record-breaking drought over the past year, and upland bird populations in those areas have plummeted below even the low levels reached in 2001.
Golf Roundup: Tiger takes late lead at American Express
Woods ahead by five strokes; reputation suggests he’ll win
September 22, 2002
Despite no bogeys during the first 54 holes and his largest lead in two years, Tiger Woods figures he needs one more round of good golf to win the American Express Championship.
Minnesota museum showcases Soviet painting
September 22, 2002
A new museum is out to debunk the idea that art from the Soviet Union was all propaganda with no enduring artistic merit by exposing Americans to artists who flourished within the Communist system.
NFL Notebook: Potent Bills next test for stingy Broncos
Denver ‘D’ faces another tough assignment
September 22, 2002
The Denver Broncos opened the season by shutting down the St. Louis Rams’ high-scoring offense. They followed that by stuffing the San Francisco 49ers. It doesn’t get any easier this week.
Attack was premeditated
Man who ambushed Gamboa held on $200,000 bond
September 22, 2002
A Cook County judge ordered a man who ran onto the field at Comiskey Park and attacked a Kansas City Royals coach held on $200,000 bond Saturday. During a hearing, a prosecutor described how William Ligue Jr. telephoned his sister before Thursday night’s attack and told her to watch the White Sox game because he was going to be on.
Tucker delievers for K.C.
September 22, 2002
Michael Tucker finally came up with a key hit for the Kansas City Royals in his second stint with the team. Tucker, who has struggled most of this season, delivered a game-winning single Saturday night in the Royals’ 3-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians.
A man, a camera and a lot of good taste
Photographer Mick Rock endures drug-crazed career, egos of rock stars
September 22, 2002
Mick Rock inevitably relied on two constants during his 30-year immersion in the rock ‘n’ roll life: his camera and his impeccable taste in music.
Ideas keep sleepovers light and lively
September 22, 2002
The lights rarely go out at a girls’ sleepover party, but just in case someone hits the switch, Chronicle Books has published “The Sleepover Journal,” which comes with a light pen to keep the fun going.
Jayhawks ‘gave up’
Mangino tears into team after lopsided loss
September 22, 2002
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino promised before the college football season began that his Jayhawks would play hard for four quarters. On Saturday night Mangino, for the first time as a head coach, told the media his players did not do that.
Style briefs
September 22, 2002
Money’s not everything, but it helps with fashion Pitt, Zeta-Jones top Style’s ‘sexiest’ list
KU Symphony Orchestra opens fall season
September 22, 2002
Kansas University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Hankewich, debuts its fall season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center. Hankewich is associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony and interim director of orchestral studies at KU.
Glacier buries Russian village; dozens missing
September 22, 2002
A 500-foot-high chunk of glacier crashed down a Caucasus mountainside, burying a village in ice, rocks and mud and leaving as many as 100 people missing and feared dead Saturday among them, a Russian movie star and his film crew.
Seem-To-Bes set sail with ‘Sinbad’
September 22, 2002
The Seem-To-Be Players, the resident professional children’s theater company at the Lawrence Arts Center, will open its 30th season with “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.”
American Indian musician-dancer to begin residency
September 22, 2002
Kevin Locke, who is known for his flute playing and interpretation of American Indian hoop dance, will participate in a residency Oct. 1-4 as part of the Lied Center’s Civic Dialogue Project. He will participate in discussions, school performances and classroom activities.
Appreciating your neighbors’ work
September 22, 2002
Here are the events scheduled as part of the Lawrence Own Your Own exhibition. All events are at the old Carnegie library building, 200 W. Ninth.
N.C. Wyeth exhibition pairs with tempera painting show
September 22, 2002
Visitors to the “Milks and Eggs” show at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art will be offered a fuller range of N.C. Wyeth’s styles and subjects in the coinciding exhibition, “N.C. Wyeth: Works from the Collection of the Brandywine River Museum.” The exhibition runs through Nov. 17.
Search for Earhart to resume next year
September 22, 2002
The head of a Maryland company says he plans to resume the search for missing pilot Amelia Earhart early next year. Earhart’s disappearance in 1937 at age 39 remains one of America’s great mysteries and the subject of continuing searches of the Pacific.
Austin music seeds sewn at hall loved by cowboys, hippies and performers
September 22, 2002
Long after the last guitar note was strummed and the Armadillo World Headquarters closed down, the funky Austin music hall lives on in Texas lore. “The Armadillo was like a Texas brag. It was just too big to be real. We took it so seriously that the local folks kind of poked a lot of fun at us,” said founder Eddie Wilson.
National League Roundup: Diamondbacks starting to stumble
Colorado hammers division-leading Arizona for second straight day
September 22, 2002
Still comfortably ahead in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks insisted no one was panicking despite losing for a second straight day to the Colorado Rockies. “There’s nobody worried in here,” first baseman Mark Grace said. “We just need to go out and play better baseball.
What are you reading?
September 22, 2002
Wife yields money for diluted drug victims
September 22, 2002
The wife of Kansas City pharmacist Robert R. Courtney has agreed to turn over more than $2 million to a fund set up for his victims and other fines. Courtney, 49, pleaded guilty in February to 20 felony counts of tampering with, adulterating and misbranding the cancer drugs Taxol and Gemzar.
Random screenings at airport gates to end
September 22, 2002
The Transportation Security Administration plans early next year to eliminate the second set of screenings some passengers receive at the gate, as it moves toward streamlining the airport experience for travelers.
Increase forecast in heating costs
September 22, 2002
Consumers should brace themselves for higher fuel prices this winter that could add as much as 42 percent more to home heating bills. Solid growth in world oil demand this winter likely will tighten world oil markets and reduce commercial oil inventories, according to forecasts by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Same-day fire more deadly than legendary one in Chicago
September 22, 2002
On Oct. 8, 1871, a fire began that has become enshrined in American history. It swept across much of Chicago, killing as many as 300 people and doing millions of dollars’ damage to the rapidly growing city.
Development threatens hallowed ground
September 22, 2002
The 12-mile march on May 2, 1863, took Stonewall Jackson from the clearing in the woods where he conferred for the last time with Robert E. Lee, to a spot from which Jackson and 30,000 troops surveyed the rear of the Union forces.
Retirement talk increases
Age, politics could combine to make this term the last for longtime chief justice
September 22, 2002
He’s 77, has been on the job for more than three decades and has a bad back, so retiring to read, write and work on his tennis swing would seem reasonable. But for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the prospect of retirement is fraught with political consequences.
New York teens run amok in author’s novel
September 22, 2002
Much of the interest already generated by “Twelve” comes from the age of the novel’s precocious author. At 18, Nick McDonell has written a book set in the privileged private-school world of New York’s Upper East Side, where rich-kid wannabe hipsters experiment with drugs, sex and violence during Christmas break from school.
Old home town - 25, 40 and 100 years ago today
September 22, 2002
LHS band plans marathon benefit
September 22, 2002
Members of the Lawrence High School Band will present a marathon concert from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the school, 1901 La.
Out with old?
September 22, 2002
Passing blame
September 22, 2002
Language barrier
September 22, 2002
Poor trade-off
September 22, 2002
Show puts spotlight on Lawrence’s talent
September 22, 2002
When art collectors Lee and Darcy Gerhard moved to Lawrence a few years ago, they brought with them an idea that would take root in their new hometown.
Democrats look for leadership in Congress
September 22, 2002
One of the most instructive parts of my schedule is the hour spent every other week or so with citizens in the chats that appear on washingtonpost.com. They are not a cross-section these are people seriously engaged in politics and public policy but the shifting tone and content of their questions and comments offer important clues to the trend of opinion, at least in that influential segment of the population.
Activities boost exhibition
September 22, 2002
Here are the activities scheduled in conjunction with the “Milk & Eggs: The American Revival of Tempera Painting, 1930-1950” exhibit at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Time for tempera
Milk & Eggs’ looks at revival of medieval painting technique
September 22, 2002
The mid-20th-century American revival of the medieval technique of tempera painting is the subject of the next exhibition at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Horoscopes
September 22, 2002
Firefighters memorial adds names of 9-11 fallen
September 22, 2002
In the shadow of Pikes Peak, the names of 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center have been added to the International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial.
Lawrence Commuter Report
September 22, 2002
Early SLT opponent dies at age 85
September 22, 2002
The long and tortured history of the South Lawrence Trafficway might have been much shorter had Leslie Blevins Sr. not intervened. Blevins, who died Friday at age 85, filed the first-ever SLT-related lawsuit in 1987. He joined two other plaintiffs in a second suit in 1990.
Drought raises water as gubernatorial political issue
September 22, 2002
Images of cracked, parched ground and shriveled crops have been persistent and vivid enough this year to inject water issues into the governor’s race.
On the record
September 22, 2002
Bush urges Senate Democrats to pass homeland security bill
September 22, 2002
President Bush on Saturday pressed Senate Democrats to stand up to the challenge of terrorism by agreeing to his proposal for a Homeland Security Department with broad power to “move people and resources to meet new threats.”
Saddam reverses his course
No inspectors allowed in presidential compounds
September 22, 2002
In a bid to pre-empt the United States and further divide the United Nations, Iraq reversed course Saturday and said it would not abide by any new U.N. resolution allowing weapons inspectors access to key presidential compounds.
Kansas City renovation plans slow moving
September 22, 2002
The planes don’t land any more at Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport, at the south edge of Kansas City. The hoped-for trains and fleets of trucks haven’t shown up, either. Nearly three years after the airport closed, it still awaits its reinvention as an international trade hub and industrial park.
American League Roundup: Yanks do it again
New York claims division for fifth year
September 22, 2002
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the New York Yankees can’t be denied one thing: They know how to win. Penciled in as champions before they even threw a pitch or swung a bat this season, the Yankees made it official on Saturday by winning their fifth straight AL East title with a 3-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers.
First impression: Coats are important fashion statement this fall
September 22, 2002
An overcoat is hardly an afterthought this fall. A great coat is the season’s must-have item, and, for once, it’s an “it” item that fits most people and into most people’s budgets.
People
September 22, 2002
‘Bama Belle is Mrs. America Star-powered endorsement Childhood, interrupted Chance meeting changes attitude
Local briefs
September 22, 2002
Dozens of anglers turn out for day of fishing State: Deadline approaching for first no-call list LHS: Alumni Assn. to induct four into Hall of Honor
Lineups set for Sunday news shows
September 22, 2002
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
Newcomers expected to rule at Emmys
Alias,’ ‘Bernie Mac,’ ‘The Shield’ among first-time nominees
September 22, 2002
After last September’s unsettled Emmy Awards, organizers are welcoming a return to show business as usual. It’s anything but, however, when it comes to the boldest pack of Emmy contenders yet.
Firms developing power source for gadgets
Companies creating replacement for rechargeable batteries
September 22, 2002
Cell phones free from nightly recharges. Laptop computers that run and run without needing an outlet. Pocket TVs with enough power to show a Ken Burns documentary.
Model railroaders show off creations
September 22, 2002
For some model railroads buffs, it’s all about figuring out complicated electronic systems. For others, the draw is building detailed scenery or learning the history behind certain engines and the regions in which they traveled.
Neighbors enjoy food, music
September 22, 2002
More than a hundred friends and neighbors, adults and children, old residents and new came together Saturday night in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Street for an East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. block party.
Donating blood seems to boost heart health
September 22, 2002
Becky Foerschler has always donated blood out of the goodness of her heart. Now she can do it for the wellness of her heart. A new study by a researcher at the Kansas University Medical Center shows people who donate blood frequently are less likely to get heart disease.
Law may leave schools behind
New federal regulations put increased pressure on local districts, state official says
September 22, 2002
Failure of Kansans to grasp the importance of the new federal “No Child Left Behind” education law could be devastating to the state’s public schools, a state education official says.
Resident seeks national recognition for battleground that ‘sparked’ Civil War
September 22, 2002
As Carolyn Bailey Berneking hikes through the knee-high prairie grasses a couple miles east of Baldwin, the historian closes her eyes and hears 150-year-old voices. Kit Carson, H. Clay Pate and John Brown all speak to her, and Berneking wants everyone to listen.
Prep roundup: FSHS tennis wins; Free State soccer falls
September 22, 2002
The Free State High girls’ tennis team won the Liberty, Mo., Invitational on Saturday. Lawrence High finished sixth.
Eudora football pops Osawatomie, 57-19
September 22, 2002
Eudora High’s Andrew Pyle is known mainly for his ball-carrying skills, but the Cardinals’ senior running back can play defense, too.
Baldwin posts good showing amidst high school juggernauts
September 22, 2002
Among the top girls teams at the Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic on Saturday were Midwest region powerhouses like Jenks, Okla., and large Missouri schools like Liberty, Lee’s Summit North and St. Joseph Central.
City preps struggle
Competition stiff at Rim Rock Classic
September 22, 2002
When Adam Perkins picked up the pace, Dylan McClain tried going with him but didn’t have enough gas in the tank. “I was trying to stay with the leader,” McClain said. “About a mile and a half in he just changed gears and took off. I was the only one who tried to go with him, but he’s probably the top miler in the country.”
Roundup: Buffaloes bury Bruins
Colorado topples No. 20 UCLA, 31-17, week after loss to USC
September 22, 2002
Colorado stewed for a full week after being humiliated by one Los Angeles school. Then, the Buffaloes took out their anger and frustration on the other.
Grothaus passes C-S past Baker, 31-13
September 22, 2002
Clint Grothaus completed 23 of 39 passes for 434 yards and two touchdowns as 24th-ranked Culver-Stockton upended Baker, 31-13, in Heart of America Conference football on Saturday at Poulton Stadium.
KU soccer claims win at tourney
September 22, 2002
Rachel Gilfillan’s goal a minute into the second half lifted Kansas University to a 1-0 soccer victory over Oakland University on Saturday at the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic.
Haskell hammered
Northwestern Oklahoma State dominates Fightin’ Indians, 67-7
September 22, 2002
If Saturday’s football game between Haskell Indian Nations University and Northwestern Oklahoma State was a boxing match, the towel would have been tossed in early. In keeping with that pugilistic theme, Mike Tyson delivered the knockout blow in the Rangers’ 67-7 victory at Haskell Stadium.
KU volleyball rolls
Jayhawks thump Oklahoma, 3-0
September 22, 2002
Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard can’t stress enough the importance of teamwork. “This team can trust each other, and they have a lot of faith in each other,” he said. “Today, they showed that.”
KC coach’s attackers just plain stupid
Utter idiocy provoked father-son attack of Royals first-base coach in Chicago’s Comiskey Park
September 22, 2002
It was unofficial Father and Son Night at Comiskey Park on Thursday, with all sorts of bonding taking place, although some of it was of the bail variety.
Wimmer nabs first Busch win
Driver’s quick pit helps hold off McLaughlin at Dover
September 22, 2002
Scott Wimmer used a quick stop to beat Mike McLaughlin off pit road during a late caution in the NASCAR Busch series race Saturday and drive to his first career victory.
Roberson lifts K-State past Southern Cal
September 22, 2002
Ell Roberson will have to wait to find out whether his up-and-down performance Saturday night was good enough to earn him another start as Kansas State’s quarterback. Roberson came off the bench to throw one touchdown pass and run for another score to lead the 25th-ranked Wildcats past No. 11 Southern California 27-20 Saturday night.
Bowling Green darn good; Jayhawks aren’t
September 22, 2002
Four large orange mobile circulating fans were wheeled off Bowling Green’s sideline about halfway through the third quarter. They weren’t the first fans to leave Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
Kansas bowled over - Bowling Green 39, KU 16
Jayhawks done in by fumbles
September 22, 2002
Through the first 13 quarters of the 2002 football season, Kansas had lost only one fumble. In a span of less than five minutes Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks fumbled twice and muffed a kickoff in a 39-16 loss to Bowling Green.
Snider services
September 22, 2002
Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Louise Supple Snider, 101, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Scranton. Mrs. Snider died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
School contacts
September 22, 2002
Elementary schools  Broken Arrow  Larry Bakerink, principal; 2704 La.; 832-5600.
Neighbors enjoy food, music
September 22, 2002
More than a hundred friends and neighbors, adults and children, old residents and new came together Saturday night in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Street for an East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. block party.
Jayhawks thump Oklahoma, 3-0
September 22, 2002
Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard can’t stress enough the importance of teamwork. “This team can trust each other, and they have a lot of faith in each other,” he said. “Today, they showed that.”
Indians, 67-7
September 22, 2002
If Saturday’s football game between Haskell Indian Nations University and Northwestern Oklahoma State was a boxing match, the towel would have been tossed in early. In keeping with that pugilistic theme, Mike Tyson delivered the knockout blow in the Rangers’ 67-7 victory at Haskell Stadium.
Early SLT opponent dies at age 85
September 22, 2002
The long and tortured history of the South Lawrence Trafficway might have been much shorter had Leslie Blevins Sr. not intervened. Blevins, who died Friday at age 85, filed the first-ever SLT-related lawsuit in 1987. He joined two other plaintiffs in a second suit in 1990.
Joy and Ruby Patton share a geneaological green thumb
September 22, 2002
A beautiful garden, green and healthy, grows behind the split rail fence that surrounds the front yard on Lawrence’s west side. A welcoming picket fence adds a quaint touch to this property. Beyond the gate, a thick mat of groundcover clusters at the feet of a river birch tree.
Roy H. Young
September 22, 2002
Services for Roy. H. Young, 74, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Underwood Cemetery in Jefferson County. Mr. Young died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Local briefs
September 22, 2002
Baker soccer wins Correction
Arts notes
September 22, 2002
California exhibit features work of Kansans Polka bands highlight of Oktoberfest ‘Animal Planet’ host to appear in Topeka Events explore work of Lewis and Clark Scottish games slated in McPherson Collectors to show toys in Oskaloosa Quilt show to help hospital in Paola Lawrence student wins Best of Show award Illustrator to give talk at Spencer Museum