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A stranger in Senegal
Lawrence poet sings the blues from the heart of darkness
August 10, 2003
In the strictest sense, Brian Daldorph’s “Senegal Blues” is a travel log. The new poetry collection by the Kansas University English professor recounts his summer 2000 sojourn to the West African country of Senegal.
Artists interpret America’s image abroad
August 10, 2003
Wonder Woman has wrinkles, and Superman hunches over a walker.
Herbal shampoos can counter ticks
August 10, 2003
What are some all-natural methods for protecting my dog from ticks? The chemical repellents available at the grocery store seem really harsh. Also, what’s the proper way to remove a tick if it has attached itself?
Laptad services
August 10, 2003
Friends and neighbors
August 10, 2003
Crosstown Unity 10K run
August 10, 2003
Perry boat collision kills 1, injures 2
August 10, 2003
A Mission woman was killed and two men were injured Friday night when two boats collided on Perry Lake.
Detroit wins in Mariucci’s debut
August 10, 2003
Steve Mariucci is off to a winning start in Detroit.
S. Indiana offers grand hotels, spa and scenery
August 10, 2003
A century ago, gambling, elegant hotels and hot mineral spring baths turned this town into a destination for wealthy travelers, Hollywood stars and U.S. presidents.
Glad tidings at the Farmers Market
August 10, 2003
Briefly
August 10, 2003
¢ Lawrence schools expect grant to improve reading ¢ Regents to begin annual retreat Tuesday ¢ New multicultural center receives approval
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August 10, 2003
¢ Alleged claim of bomb in shoe results in arrest ¢ Teenagers charged in stun gun attacks ¢ Author charged with smuggling Iraq artifacts
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August 10, 2003
¢ Protesters rally against redistricting campaign ¢ Teamsters endorse Gephardt for president ¢ Stranded pilot whales to be returned to sea ¢ Mother gets 64 years for abusing 6-year-old
Briefly
August 10, 2003
¢ Fodor’s adds 3 guides for vacation planning ¢ Traveling with toddlers requires some planning ¢ Colorado directory lists campsites and more
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August 10, 2003
¢ State creates first-ever ban on flame-retardant chemicals ¢ U.S. forces arrest Saddam’s former interior minister ¢ Japan marks 58 years since atomic bombing of Nagasaki
Outdoors briefs
August 10, 2003
¢ Hunting responsibilities theme of youth contest ¢ Perry Lake closures
KU Kids Day Today
August 10, 2003
All children accompanied by an adult will be able to attend the final 30 minutes of Kansas University’s football practice today.
Meche mows down Yankees
Mariners win battle of divisional leaders
August 10, 2003
Gil Meche has spent much of his promising young career just trying to get healthy. He seems to have mastered the art of pitching at Yankee Stadium quite quickly, however.
Soldiers’ absence to hit hard
New deployment will further empty Junction City
August 10, 2003
Walk around the streets here and you sense some unease. That’s because you can’t walk very far before bumping into a soldier, a soldier’s spouse, a soldier’s family. While large-scale combat has ended in Iraq, Junction City continues to feel its effects. With the announcement Wednesday that an additional 3,000 soldiers will be deployed from nearby Fort Riley to the Persian Gulf region at the end of the month, it means Junction City streets will be even emptier.
Europe heat wave takes deadly toll
Hot weather kills at least 40; out-of-control wildfires ravage countryside
August 10, 2003
With a heat wave scorching Europe, emergency aircraft swooped over wildfires to disgorge water onto smoldering countryside Saturday as authorities made house calls for those suffering at home and tourists hunted for drinks and shade.
City’s coming growth causing rural angst
Landowners balk at possible development rules
August 10, 2003
Earl Church can see Kansas University and much of the city of Lawrence on the horizon from his ranch home south of town. But that doesn’t mean he wants it all creeping into his 152-acre back yard.
Culture clash sparks tensions in Iraq
August 10, 2003
The tribal leader had just been freed after 12 days in an American prison. Well-wishers flocked to his house. They kissed his cheek. They cried. Mostly, they cursed their U.S. occupiers.
Sweet styles are in good taste but low in fat and calories
August 10, 2003
It’s expected commentary: Shoppers, browsers and magazine readers wondering aloud if people in the fashion industry eat, let alone eat something as satisfying, sweet and caloric as chocolate. After all, the skeptics say, how do these style-minders fit into their micro-miniskirts if they’re filling up on fabulous food?
Cuba defeats U.S. women for gold
August 10, 2003
Success can be tough to handle
August 10, 2003
Nothing really prepares you for success. First person I heard say that was Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist-bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s. He got so fed up with adoration, adulation, manipulation, groupies and such that he left the business far too early. What a waste.
Economy recovers, but no new jobs
Companies not hiring in ‘growth recession’
August 10, 2003
Many economists predicted a jobless recovery, but few expected it to last so long. Twenty-one months after the official end of the recession in November 2001, the number of jobs in the United States continues to decline. Economists call it a “growth recession,” in which the economy grows so slowly that it doesn’t add jobs.
Training is the key to higher wages
August 10, 2003
There is much discussion and effort being expended by both proponents and opponents of the living wage ordinance. Past and present news articles demonstrate how contentious, emotional and complicated the issue has become.
When wrong is right (and vice versa)
August 10, 2003
Have you ever thought you were Ivory soap (99.44 percent) sure of a fact, only to decide that you were 100 percent WRONG? And, then, have you discovered that you were only wrong because you THOUGHT you were wrong, but you were really RIGHT all along? It happened to me recently.
Four U.S. soldiers wounded in fresh attacks
August 10, 2003
At least four American soldiers were wounded in guerrilla attacks Saturday, and the U.S.-led coalition said it thwarted a diesel-fuel smuggling operation, boarding a ship off the port of Umm Qasr and forcing it to return to shore.
Cleaning up flower beds necessary for fall season
August 10, 2003
The summer heat has taken its toll on many of our annual and perennial flowers.
People
August 10, 2003
¢ ‘Are You Hot?’ suit settled ¢ L.A. New Year’s Eve bash planned ¢ Country legends to enter hall ¢ Burke seeks park’s salvation
The buzz about bee sting therapy
Lyme disease victims receive controversial treatment
August 10, 2003
There was a time in Tami Smith’s life when she didn’t invite people over to sting her and her husband with honeybees.
Castroneves leads record day
Brazilian shatters qualifying standard
August 10, 2003
Helio Castroneves led a record-breaking qualifying session Saturday at Gateway International Raceway, grabbing the pole for the Emerson Indy 250.
Pet post
August 10, 2003
Liberty spoil Mystics’ playoff hopes again
August 10, 2003
The New York Liberty finished off the Washington Mystics once again.
Business briefs
August 10, 2003
Calendar
August 10, 2003
Horoscopes
August 10, 2003
Briefly
August 10, 2003
¢ Models strut catwalk in ancient fashion show ¢ Report: Poison gas from WWII sickens 36 ¢ Tropical storm leaves four dead, 11 missing ¢ More than 80 inmates escape from prison
Cards’ Stephenson stops Braves
St. Louis’ Pujols extends his hitting streak to 23 games
August 10, 2003
Earlier this month, Garrett Stephenson was demoted to the bullpen.
Businesses get handle on unruly teens
Collaborative efforts bring Kansas City strip mall under control
August 10, 2003
A partnership among police, parents and business owners has brought peace to a strip mall where unruly teens once ran wild. Now, those who put the program together hope it will pay off elsewhere.
More than 130 plan run for California governor
August 10, 2003
More than 130 Californians took the once-in-a-lifetime shot to run for governor Saturday in the state’s recall election as Democrats successfully whittled their own field to one major backup candidate in case Gov. Gray Davis is ousted.
Tracy closes gap on Junqueira by taking pole
Rookie Hunter-Reay to start second in today’s Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
August 10, 2003
Pole winner Paul Tracy will have unexpected company on the front row for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
Rapists terrorizing Liberia
August 10, 2003
Clutching her daughter’s photograph to her breast, Rebecca throws back her head and wails. Gunmen burst into her home and raped the child on her 10th birthday, leaving her lying in a pool of blood and vomit — dead.
California field needs a Latino hunk
August 10, 2003
As California’s bizarre recall election unfolds, it’s occurred to me that the Golden State hasn’t had a Latino governor in 157 years. And it won’t anytime soon unless Hollywood starts producing Latino action stars.
Summertime’s easy livin’ has its perils
August 10, 2003
This is a special time of year, as expressed so poetically in the lyrics to the haunting song “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess.
Show links Chicago with art of the Southwest
August 10, 2003
Imagine an exhibition of Southwestern art without a single coyote howling beside a saguaro cactus. And now imagine that exhibition in shingle-flat Chicago, where the manmade landscape seems a world removed from the arroyos and mesas of New Mexico.
Exhibit, astronauts showcase aviation progress
August 10, 2003
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, landed in Rockefeller Center for the opening of an exhibit marking the 100th year of aviation since the Wright brothers’ flight in December 1903.
Baseball briefs
August 10, 2003
¢ Angels’ Erstad sidelined ¢ Piazza may delay return
Arts notes
August 10, 2003
¢ Preparations begin for children’s choir ¢ Oregon group sponsors free poetry contest ¢ Photo contest open to Lawrence residents ¢ Ottawa arts council adds guitar teacher
The Motley Fool
August 10, 2003
Cash-poor state is car rich
$2 million fleet of 130 unused vehicles parked in Topeka lot
August 10, 2003
In a quiet area of abandoned warehouses and small businesses sits a fenced parking lot partially obscured from view by overgrown trees and weeds. Behind the chain-link fence is an inventory of vehicles that would make any car dealer proud.
Pop-bottle buildings
Exhibition highlights architectural possibilities of ultra-thin plastic
August 10, 2003
Take a look at that plastic soda bottle. Now imagine a wall, or even the facade of a whole building, made from the same material.
Who’s KU’s No. 2 QB?
Backup battle rages behind incumbent Whittemore
August 10, 2003
Everyone knows Dick Cheney is a heartbeat away from the presidency. Less certain, however, is the player who would succeed Bill Whittemore should the Kansas University quarterback suffer a serious injury.
Shockey apologizes for remarks about Parcells
Outspoken Giants tight end vows to keep his mouth shut after controversial quote
August 10, 2003
On matters other than football, Jeremy Shockey plans on keeping his mouth shut for the foreseeable future.
Boaters go fishing for advice
August 10, 2003
Bookstore
August 10, 2003
Kansas hospitals shown unprepared in bioterror survey
August 10, 2003
A federal study released last week gives Kansas hospitals low marks in their preparedness for bioterrorism threats.
Style briefs
August 10, 2003
¢ Armani outfits Barbie in beads ¢ Avon’s new collection targets youth
Archbishop changes tenor of church sex abuse talks
August 10, 2003
Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley arrived in Boston amid swelling public anger over the Catholic church’s inability to resolve hundreds of clergy abuse claims.
Pakistan, India plan peace conference
August 10, 2003
Political activists chanted peace slogans and tossed rose petals Saturday as a delegation of lawmakers from India arrived for a two-day conference aimed at easing long-standing tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors.
Stolen, not free
August 10, 2003
Colin Powell still an asset to Bush
August 10, 2003
It was the wildfire rumor of last week: reports that Secretary of State Colin Powell and his deputy, Richard Armitage, have told the White House that they will not return to their positions, even if President Bush is elected to a second term. Powell has called the reports “gossip.” But I think they’re the most titillating political rumors I’ve heard all year. If Powell leaves, Bush will lose the most popular member of his administration, certainly more enduringly popular than Bush is himself.
Arts note
August 10, 2003
¢ Lawrence orchestra gets new manager ¢ Art sale to benefit Friends of the Library
George Plimpton to write his memoirs
August 10, 2003
George Plimpton, the author, actor and literary patron whose countless famous friends have included Ernest Hemingway, Robert Kennedy and Warren Beatty, has agreed to write his memoirs.
What are you reading?
August 10, 2003
Staff photographer catches sparkling moment
August 10, 2003
Adored flutist Julius Baker dies at 87
August 10, 2003
Julius Baker, 87, the elegant, silver-haired flutist who trained many of the world’s top flute players, died Wednesday in Danbury, Conn., after an apparent heart attack.
Networks announce Sunday guest lineups
August 10, 2003
Guest lineup for this week’s Sunday television news shows.
White House pushes goal of oil projects in Rockies
August 10, 2003
The Bush administration has directed federal land managers to remove obstacles to oil and gas development in parts of five Rocky Mountain states.
Bush party honoring fund-raisers draws ire
August 10, 2003
President Bush brought in his most prolific fund-raisers for a private barbecue down the road from his ranch Saturday as he turned his attention from rebuilding Iraq to re-election politics.
Palestinians seek U.S. help as Hamas leaders call for revenge
August 10, 2003
Clamoring for revenge, thousands of Hamas supporters Saturday buried two militants killed in an Israeli raid, and a senior Palestinian official urged the United States to intervene to prevent the unraveling of a 6-week-old truce.
Four charged in deadly fight
August 10, 2003
Four people from Oklahoma have been charged with assault for their alleged role in a deadly fight between two gangs at the Marian Days Celebration, a national religious festival held each year in southwest Missouri, police said.
Lawrence briefs
August 10, 2003
¢ Public asked for input on park improvements ¢ Safe Schools program gets new director
Emmy Awards show to use a host of hosts
August 10, 2003
If one funny host is a good thing, organizers of the 55th annual Emmy Awards are banking on a whole bunch of them being even better.
Lawrence commuter report
August 10, 2003
The following events and construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week:
Joyce Eileen Mathias
August 10, 2003
Love maintains 10-point lead
Rollins remains in second place at The International
August 10, 2003
Davis Love III played steady, conservative golf to maintain his 10-point lead Saturday in The International.
Justice urges shorter prison terms
August 10, 2003
Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said Saturday that prison terms were too long and that he favored scrapping the practice of setting mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes.
U.S. health care problems troubled Truman in 1949
Lawrence artist’s family preserved president’s letter to grandfather
August 10, 2003
The United States still suffers from the same health care ailments it had more than 50 years ago. Susan Pogany has proof.
Pilot projects to allow foster parents in court
August 10, 2003
In Kansas, some judges let foster parents sit in on hearings involving the abused and neglected children in their care. Others don’t. Foster parents say that’s not fair.
49ers flog Kansas City, 24-6
August 10, 2003
Dennis Erickson’s re-entry into the NFL was a winning one. Ken Dorsey threw two touchdown passes, and Tim Rattay threw one as the San Francisco 49ers overcame five fumbles and beat Kansas City, 24-6, Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in their first exhibition game under their new head coach.
Royals put end to skid
Gobble pitches K.C. to 6-2 victory over Rays
August 10, 2003
Jimmy Gobble is making quite an impression. The rookie allowed one run in his second major-league start, and Carlos Beltran homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-2, Saturday night.
NFL briefs
August 10, 2003
¢ Bills finalizing deal with Miami’s McGahee ¢ Gramatica will sit out game against Rams
Brown’s U.S. squad begins road to Athens
August 10, 2003
For the U.S. men’s basketball team, the road to Athens begins today inside a college gymnasium on the West Side of midtown Manhattan.
Turmoil abounds in Lakers’ history
August 10, 2003
Kobe Bryant’s legal problems represent the latest trouble for the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the NBA’s most successful teams and, at the same time, one of its most star-crossed.
Lott, Marino among hall headliners
August 10, 2003
As roommates at Southern California, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen talked about achieving greatness.
Firm fosters collegiate hopefuls
Company pitches high schoolers to college teams
August 10, 2003
Soon-to-be NBA superstar LeBron James isn’t the only high school athlete that has a sports agent. High school athletes in Lawrence and even in small towns like Baldwin and Tonganoxie soon may have one too, thanks to a new Lawrence-based business.
Lowe’s sees big profits in smaller stores
Retailer plans to open 130 stores in 2003
August 10, 2003
Darrell Poindexter was carrying an armful of plumbing supplies and shopping for more in a new Lowe’s store in his rural hometown. The selection wasn’t huge in this store, a scaled-down version of Lowe’s big box outlets. Still, he found what he wanted for his project.
Parents should consider investing child tax credit
August 10, 2003
Let’s see … $400 … enough for a pretty nice television, or a weekend at a really good hotel, or … This, I imagine, is how most people will react if they’re lucky enough to get the $400-per child checks that will show up in 25 million mailboxes during the next few weeks.
Briefcase
August 10, 2003
¢ Retailers set to sell Microsoft’s new mice ¢ Many workers left in dark about bosses’ salaries ¢ Name that company
MP3.com founder starts new venture
August 10, 2003
After tilting at powerful record labels and Microsoft Corp., MP3.com founder Michael Robertson is challenging the telecommunications industry with a venture that offers unlimited free phone calls.
Reptiles, amphibians to appear on stamps
August 10, 2003
Reptiles and amphibians are scary to some, fascinating and fanciful to others. And, by most of us, they’re underestimated as to their vital importance to our environment.
Salmon fever hits city angler
Cure found in trip down Alaska’s Branch River
August 10, 2003
That 118-pound halibut was something he’ll remember forever, but Dan Cary would rather talk about the salmon he caught.
Gulp! Bait latest way to fool fish into biting
August 10, 2003
It looked like a nightcrawler. It felt like a nightcrawler. It even smelled like a nightcrawler.
Area fishing report
August 10, 2003
Garden City couple preserve home’s ‘warm atmosphere’
August 10, 2003
When Paul and Linda O’Hara’s grandchildren come to visit, they play on the wood floor where people once danced the fox trot and the Charleston.
Grandchild-proofing around your home prevents accidents
August 10, 2003
As a first-time grandparent, I’ve been grandchild-proofing my house.
Golf champ, 90, keeps her eye on the ball
August 10, 2003
“Concentration,” says Lois Cronk, is the key to winning golf. And a little practice doesn’t hurt.
Garden tribute
Widower comforts himself by honoring late wife
August 10, 2003
For six years, John Gurkin did little besides take care of his ailing wife and maintain the eight-acre garden they built together. When Ann “Red” Gurkin became too weak to walk, her husband carried her in his arms through the garden, with its two wooden foot bridges, statues and a pond. When the eastern North Carolina summers became too muggy, he put her in their Lincoln Town Car and drove her through the grass.
Powell’s case for war
A look back at U.S.’s ‘smoking guns’ six months later
August 10, 2003
On a Baghdad evening last February, in a stiflingly warm conference room high above the city’s streets, Iraqi bureaucrats, European envoys and foreign reporters crowded before television screens to hear the reading of an indictment.
Fashion wars rage
Competition intensifies as Dutch retailer expands business to the United States
August 10, 2003
One of the hottest trends in fashion retailing is coming from overseas.
Rare bird spotted in wetlands
August 10, 2003
A group of birds commonly found along the Gulf Coast and in the Florida Everglades is making a rare appearance this summer in south-central Kansas wetland refuges.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: medical hope or hot air?
August 10, 2003
Some parents of children with cerebral palsy and other forms of brain damage say a treatment long used by doctors for other conditions has brought what seem like near-miraculous advances in kids who hadn’t been able to talk, walk or feed themselves.
Officials revise assessment of sports injuries
August 10, 2003
Many more Americans than previously believed are injured each year in sporting and recreational activities.
Forgotten feminist
Clarina Nichols pioneered women’s rights in Kansas
August 10, 2003
Clarina Nichols died more than 20 years before Kansas women won the right to vote, and her work in the women’s suffrage movement has long been overshadowed by names like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But history buffs like Christine Reinhard are doing their best to remedy the oversight.
Cuba defeats U.S. women for gold
August 10, 2003
Insurers defend credit scoring
New Kansas law will limit practice’s effects on premiums
August 10, 2003
Each month, thousands of Kansans like Jay Dodder visit a county treasurer’s office and endure a line to renew their vehicle registrations. To get their new tags, they must show they have insurance. Dodder, a 24-year-old fitness club worker in Topeka, expects his auto insurance rates to reflect his driving record, his age and the fact that he drives a cool muscle car, a Cobra Mustang.
Servers equipped for special storage needs
August 10, 2003
A chest of drawers was used to store clothes or household goods. Other pieces that look like chests with many drawers were used to store linens and silver in the dining room. These were called servers.
Practice pays off for Gordon
August 10, 2003
A victory by Jeff Gordon today would be a strong argument that there’s nothing more important than practice.
On the record
August 10, 2003
Woodstock tales ‘from hippie’s mouth’
August 10, 2003
Duke Devlin was among the 400,000 people who converged on Max Yasgur’s farm for three days of Woodstock in 1969. Unlike roughly 399,999 others, though, he never left.
2nd female justice marks 10 years on court
August 10, 2003
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is all business during the court’s public sessions. She zeroes in on lawyers who haven’t done their homework and her careful, reedy tone can quickly undercut some of her more flamboyant colleagues.
Play honors female pilots, now and then
August 10, 2003
There are a multitude of female pilots who never got the exposure their male counterparts did, but all that could change soon with the premiere of a new play in Baldwin. Lori Lee Triplett calls them “Women of the Wind,” and when her play by the same name opens Tuesday, history will be brought to life in a drama about the early days of women in flight.
Author, actor … waitress?
Amy Sedaris injects projects with signature weirdness
August 10, 2003
The plot sounded innocent enough.
For want of a nail …
August 10, 2003
Kansas lawmakers have failed in a basic duty to protect the state’s investment in buildings. Building maintenance is a pretty unglamorous item to spend money on, but a failure to invest in basic upkeep can have serious financial consequences.
Conservative analysis misses the mark
August 10, 2003
This just in: Conservatism often is symptomatic of a psychological syndrome. It can involve fear, aggression, uncertainty avoidance, intolerance of ambiguity, dogmatic dislike of equality, irrational nostalgia and need for “cognitive closure,” all aspects of the authoritarian personality.